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Dan Warthen PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 307 12 21 3 224 4.31 -1.1
Birth Date12-1-1952
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1975 MON MLB 40 18 167.7 130 87 128 8 .254 102 7.0 4.7 0.4 6.9 45% .257 .235 1.29 3.28 3.11 89 3.55 2.5
1976 MON MLB 23 16 90.0 76 66 67 8 .263 100 7.6 6.6 0.8 6.7 47% .260 .282 1.58 4.58 5.30 117 4.65 -0.1
1977 MON 0 12 6 35.0 33 38 26 7 .257 99 8.5 9.8 1.8 6.7 50% .257 .317 2.03 7.10 7.97 0 0.00 0.0
1977 PHI 0 3 0 3.7 4 5 1 0 .227 104 9.8 12.3 0.0 2.5 64% .267 .305 2.45 6.28 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1978 HOU MLB 5 1 10.7 10 2 2 3 .267 83 8.4 1.7 2.5 1.7 43% .194 .309 1.12 6.47 4.22 113 6.13 -0.2
1977 TOT MLB 15 6 38.7 37 43 27 7 .254 100 8.6 10.0 1.6 6.3 52% .259 .316 2.07 7.03 7.22 141 7.21 -0.9
CareerMLB8341307.025319822426.2571017.45.80.86.646%.255.2631.474.254.311064.491.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1975 MON MLB 40 18 167.7 130 87 128 8 .254 102 7.0 4.7 0.4 6.9 45% .257 .235 1.29 3.28 3.11
1976 MON MLB 23 16 90.0 76 66 67 8 .263 100 7.6 6.6 0.8 6.7 47% .260 .282 1.58 4.58 5.30
1977 MON MLB 12 6 35.0 33 38 26 7 .257 99 8.5 9.8 1.8 6.7 50% .257 .317 2.03 7.10 7.97
1977 PHI MLB 3 0 3.7 4 5 1 0 .227 104 9.8 12.3 0.0 2.5 64% .267 .305 2.45 6.28 0.00
1978 HOU MLB 5 1 10.7 10 2 2 3 .267 83 8.4 1.7 2.5 1.7 43% .194 .309 1.12 6.47 4.22
1979 POR AAA 49 11 154.0 139 80 92 11 .000 8.1 4.7 0.6 5.4 0% .000 .000 1.42 4.50 3.56
1980 POR AAA 22 3 57.0 48 36 30 6 .000 7.6 5.7 0.9 4.7 0% .000 .000 1.47 5.47 3.32
1981 BUF AA 10 0 11.0 11 16 12 0 .000 9.0 13.1 0.0 9.8 0% .000 .000 2.45 5.00 11.45
1982 ALX A+ 17 0 24.0 18 8 20 0 .000 6.8 3.0 0.0 7.5 0% .000 .000 1.08 2.16 0.75

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDucks on the Pond: That Pitch Doesn't Look FamiliaChris Mosch2015-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 29, 2015Chris Mosch2015-07-29
The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014Nick Bacarella2014-11-17
The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-11-17
The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014Chris Mosch2014-11-17
The Week in Quotes: August 18-24Nick Bacarella2014-08-25
The Week in Quotes: August 18-24Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-08-25
The Week in Quotes: March 28-April 3Alex Carnevale2011-04-04
The Week in Quotes: March 14-20Alex Carnevale2011-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Unfinished Business in San DiegoJohn Perrotto2011-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: No Longer the Maine ManEric Seidman2010-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Turnover TimeJay Jaffe2010-06-17
One-Hoppers: Game Story: Yankees at Mets, May 21Jay Jaffe2010-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Blue Moon RisingWill Carroll2010-05-05
The Week in Quotes: February 8-14Alex Carnevale2010-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Setbacks on the Eastern FrontJohn Perrotto2009-04-26
The Week in Quotes: February 23- March 1Alex Carnevale2009-03-02
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-29
The Week in Quotes: June 16-22Alex Carnevale2008-06-23
Transaction Analysis: April 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Steven Matz of the Mets? I recently heard Dan Warthen comparing him to Kershaw, which to me sounds crazy, but coming back from TJ, he did pitch well last year. Do you think he'll shoot up prospect lists this year? Could he form a nasty set of pitchers in NY with Harvey, Wheeler, Syndergaard, and Montero sometime in the future? Thanks in advance Matt. I really appreciate the help.
(Jeff from New Hampshire)
First, how perfect is it that Matz plays for the Metz, er Mets? I personally find it perfect.

Comparing anyone, let alone a minor-leaguer coming off TJ surgery to Clayton Kershaw sounds foolish to me. From what I know about Matz, he might be better off in the pen (high stress delivery and undeveloped secondary offerings). Still, it never hurts to have a young guy who can miss bats with his fastball. I feel comfortable saying he's not Kershaw, but he could help the Mets in a few years and we all know they can use all the help they can get. (Matthew Kory)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Given Dan Warthen's diagnosis of Johan Santana's strikeout struggles--that the problem is a bad-but-correctable mechanical habit he developed while pitching injured--can we expect Johan's K rate to improve over the rest of the season, at least back to where it was in '08-'09?
(David from CT)
At least to 08-09 for sure -- he'll never be a 10+ K/9 guy again, but he is still a very, very, very good pitcher. But he's not a 6 K/9 guy. Maybe 7.5-8.0 if Warthen's diagnosis is valid. (Eric Seidman)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dan Warthen for president! Supposedly managers and batting order don't have that much impact, how about pitching coaches? Coincedence that the Mets pitching has been great or is Warthen the real deal?
(pjfsks from morristown, nj)
Pitching coach's influence is different from coach to coach I'd think, with some being better at their job than others and able to pinpoint and remedy more subtle problems with mechanics, etc. We haven't seen enough of Dan Warthen to make a judgment either way yet, but if he had anything to do with Santana and his recent drop in homers, then he's already started to earn his paycheck. (Marc Normandin)
2008-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Pelphrey- Just getting it, was tipping his pitches and now is not or Dan Warthen has cleaned up the delivery because the curve and slider looked decent to good last night. I always thought his mechanics were "clean" and repeatable. And of course the hot chicks show up after I leave...
(JKiersky from Memphis)
I've heard from too many people that he was tipping, as was Pedro Martinez. Hmm. I like the very little I've seen of Warthen. And let this be a lesson ... never leave my party early! (Will Carroll)
2008-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on the Mets new pitching coach, Dan Warthen? Should Mets fans be concerned?
(David from NJ)
I'll be honest here -- I know nothing about Warthen aside from his being the Triple-A coach. I think the Mets just hope a "new voice" will help. This isn't the most coaching intensive group anyway. The one guy I do worry about is Ollie Perez, but I'd bet Pedro Martinez does more for him than any coach anyway. (Will Carroll)


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