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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 3092 211 146 8 1969 3.47 28.6
Birth Date11-3-1956
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1978 LAN 21 23 13 111.3 93.3 18.0 7 4 3 0 10 1 439 92 28 25 6 128 26 24 1 66 2.02 2.87 2.88 24.4 2.6
1979 LAN 22 25 12 81.3 64.0 17.3 5 6 5 4 5 0 349 82 42 36 7 115 32 28 3 64 3.98 3.53 4.39 6.5 0.6
1980 LAN 23 32 32 213.7 213.7 0.0 14 9 0 0 21 2 889 190 85 78 15 258 79 73 3 141 3.29 3.49 3.53 33.5 3.6
1981 LAN 24 23 23 141.3 141.3 0.0 9 5 0 0 15 0 601 141 56 54 11 209 41 41 3 88 3.44 3.37 3.15 25.4 2.8
1982 LAN 25 36 36 235.7 235.7 0.0 16 11 0 0 23 1 965 199 94 88 19 295 81 76 5 176 3.36 3.40 3.93 21.9 2.2
1983 LAN 26 31 31 204.0 204.0 0.0 15 12 0 0 22 1 828 164 73 60 13 235 72 68 3 156 2.65 3.07 3.84 13.7 1.5
1984 LAN 27 31 29 178.7 174.3 4.3 13 13 0 1 17 1 771 191 86 75 11 272 58 51 2 126 3.78 3.19 3.80 13.1 1.5
1985 LAN 28 23 23 167.3 167.3 0.0 14 4 0 0 15 1 675 141 49 43 16 225 35 33 6 96 2.31 3.45 3.70 9.6 1.3
1986 LAN 29 33 33 235.7 235.7 0.0 7 13 0 0 22 4 981 227 95 86 14 323 55 49 7 183 3.28 2.75 3.28 33.5 3.2
1987 LAN 30 35 35 251.7 251.7 0.0 15 9 0 0 23 4 1027 204 94 90 21 315 86 80 4 196 3.22 3.47 4.03 29.9 3.0
1988 OAK 31 36 36 244.7 244.7 0.0 17 9 0 0 22 0 1034 237 107 99 22 354 81 80 10 158 3.64 3.81 4.13 20.2 2.2
1989 OAK 32 33 33 209.7 209.7 0.0 17 8 0 0 18 2 884 191 82 70 13 283 78 75 6 137 3.00 3.55 4.00 22.0 2.4
1990 OAK 33 35 35 238.0 238.0 0.0 27 6 0 0 24 3 979 214 90 78 26 346 77 73 5 127 2.95 4.19 4.55 11.3 1.2
1991 OAK 34 35 35 220.0 220.0 0.0 12 13 0 0 19 1 950 220 124 112 25 337 91 88 11 101 4.58 4.86 5.20 1.2 0.1
1992 OAK 35 20 20 123.7 123.7 0.0 11 7 0 0 10 1 513 114 47 45 13 166 43 43 2 47 3.27 4.49 4.81 4.0 0.4
1993 OAK 36 30 28 166.7 161.7 5.0 9 11 0 0 12 1 746 208 102 98 25 329 56 51 7 63 5.29 5.33 5.66 -1.8 -0.2
1994 OAK 37 25 8 68.7 34.0 34.7 3 6 0 2 2 0 325 79 56 54 10 131 43 41 1 44 7.08 5.73 6.19 1.4 0.1
Career5064623092.03012.779.3211146872802312956289413101191267432110349747919693.473.724.11269.928.6

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1978 LAN MLB 23 13 111.3 2.88 126 .225 .254 .313 .365 .254 .253 97 19.1 2.1 24.4 2.6
1979 LAN MLB 25 12 81.3 4.39 96 .263 .258 .319 .382 .253 .309 99 5.3 0.5 6.5 0.6
1980 LAN MLB 32 32 213.7 3.53 111 .240 .258 .315 .367 .250 .269 98 27.4 2.9 33.5 3.6
1981 LAN MLB 23 23 141.3 3.15 116 .267 .257 .319 .368 .261 .284 97 22.8 2.6 25.4 2.8
1982 LAN MLB 36 36 235.7 3.93 99 .233 .256 .315 .371 .253 .263 95 21.4 2.3 21.9 2.2
1983 LAN MLB 31 31 204.0 3.84 102 .235 .259 .319 .378 .256 .259 95 16.3 1.7 13.7 1.5
1984 LAN MLB 31 29 178.7 3.80 100 .271 .257 .316 .371 .254 .314 93 15.6 1.7 13.1 1.5
1985 LAN MLB 23 23 167.3 3.70 93 .248 .253 .315 .374 .253 .239 85 7.4 0.8 9.6 1.3
1985 VRO A+ 3 3 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 LAN MLB 33 33 235.7 3.28 115 .247 .254 .319 .381 .253 .295 93 34.4 3.6 33.5 3.2
1987 LAN MLB 35 35 251.7 4.03 102 .237 .262 .327 .407 .258 .254 91 26.5 2.6 29.9 3.0
1988 OAK MLB 36 36 244.7 4.13 99 .267 .258 .322 .388 .267 .282 93 20.2 2.2 20.2 2.2
1989 OAK MLB 33 33 209.7 4.00 102 .255 .260 .323 .381 .264 .274 94 22.0 2.4 22.0 2.4
1990 OAK MLB 35 35 238.0 4.55 89 .252 .261 .327 .390 .263 .253 94 11.3 1.2 11.3 1.2
1991 OAK MLB 35 35 220.0 5.20 79 .278 .263 .326 .402 .267 .270 96 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
1992 OAK MLB 20 20 123.7 4.81 87 .248 .260 .325 .390 .264 .248 98 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
1993 OAK MLB 30 28 166.7 5.66 75 .305 .269 .335 .410 .264 .308 96 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
1994 OAK MLB 25 8 68.7 6.19 78 .305 .275 .347 .438 .268 .304 97 2.2 0.2 1.4 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1978 LAN MLB 7 4 3 23 13 111.3 92 26 66 6 40% .253 7.4 2.1 0.5 5.3 1.06 2.02 24.4 2.6
1979 LAN MLB 5 6 5 25 12 81.3 82 32 64 7 44% .309 9.1 3.5 0.8 7.1 1.40 3.98 6.5 0.6
1980 LAN MLB 14 9 0 32 32 213.7 190 79 141 15 39% .269 8.0 3.3 0.6 5.9 1.26 3.29 33.5 3.6
1981 LAN MLB 9 5 0 23 23 141.3 141 41 88 11 44% .284 9.0 2.6 0.7 5.6 1.29 3.44 25.4 2.8
1982 LAN MLB 16 11 0 36 36 235.7 199 81 176 19 45% .263 7.6 3.1 0.7 6.7 1.19 3.36 21.9 2.2
1983 LAN MLB 15 12 0 31 31 204.0 164 72 156 13 48% .259 7.2 3.2 0.6 6.9 1.16 2.65 13.7 1.5
1984 LAN MLB 13 13 0 31 29 178.7 191 58 126 11 48% .314 9.6 2.9 0.6 6.3 1.39 3.78 13.1 1.5
1985 VRO A+ 0 0 0 3 3 17.0 15 1 9 0 0% .000 7.9 0.5 0.0 4.8 0.94 2.12 0.0 0.0
1985 LAN MLB 14 4 0 23 23 167.3 141 35 96 16 50% .239 7.6 1.9 0.9 5.2 1.05 2.31 9.6 1.3
1986 LAN MLB 7 13 0 33 33 235.7 227 55 183 14 47% .295 8.7 2.1 0.5 7.0 1.20 3.28 33.5 3.2
1987 LAN MLB 15 9 0 35 35 251.7 204 86 196 21 49% .254 7.3 3.1 0.8 7.0 1.15 3.22 29.9 3.0
1988 OAK MLB 17 9 0 36 36 244.7 237 81 158 22 42% .282 8.7 3.0 0.8 5.8 1.30 3.64 20.2 2.2
1989 OAK MLB 17 8 0 33 33 209.7 191 78 137 13 45% .274 8.2 3.3 0.6 5.9 1.28 3.00 22.0 2.4
1990 OAK MLB 27 6 0 35 35 238.0 214 77 127 26 45% .253 8.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 1.22 2.95 11.3 1.2
1991 OAK MLB 12 13 0 35 35 220.0 220 91 101 25 40% .270 9.0 3.7 1.0 4.1 1.41 4.58 1.2 0.1
1992 OAK MLB 11 7 0 20 20 123.7 114 43 47 13 40% .248 8.3 3.1 0.9 3.4 1.27 3.27 4.0 0.4
1993 OAK MLB 9 11 0 30 28 166.7 208 56 63 25 45% .308 11.2 3.0 1.4 3.4 1.58 5.29 -1.8 -0.2
1994 OAK MLB 3 6 0 25 8 68.7 79 43 44 10 39% .304 10.4 5.6 1.3 5.8 1.78 7.08 1.4 0.1

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1993-08-08 1993-08-24 15-DL 16 15 Right Wrist Contusion - -
1992-08-08 1992-09-13 15-DL 36 33 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-05-27 1992-06-14 15-DL 18 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-04-06 1992-05-02 15-DL 26 23 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis - -
1989-06-13 1989-06-30 17 16 - Groin Strain - -
1985-04-23 1985-06-05 43 37 Right Elbow Sprain Ligament - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
The Lineup Card: 11 Memories From Watching Our First World SeriesBaseball Prospectus2012-10-24
Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball and Base 3Zachary Levine2012-08-21
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Wezen-Ball: A Peek at My ScorecardLarry Granillo2012-04-09
Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible StatBradford Doolittle2012-02-23
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Wezen-Ball: Pitcher Wins as Top-Grossing FilmsLarry Granillo2011-09-06
The BP Wayback Machine: The Dos and Don'ts of Trade Rumor MongeringJim Baker2011-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dandy Andy Bows OutJay Jaffe2011-02-04
The Week in Quotes: November 15-21Alex Carnevale2010-11-22
World Series Prospectus: Game Three ReportJohn Perrotto2010-10-31
You Can Blog It Up: The Tony LaRussa All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?Christina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Swinging Role ReversalsEric Seidman2009-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Setbacks on the Eastern FrontJohn Perrotto2009-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Andre and OnwardJay Jaffe2009-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Deadline Day AftersJohn Perrotto2008-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Bronx Breakdowns and ReboundsJohn Perrotto2008-06-29
Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-21
Prospectus Q&A: Doug ThorburnDavid Laurila2008-02-24
Transaction Analysis Special: Anticipating SantanaChristina Kahrl2008-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 4-8, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Mistake #1Joe Sheehan2005-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis CardinalsChristina Kahrl2005-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Debate BeginsJoe Sheehan2005-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDeadline Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Trade Rumor MongeringJim Baker2004-07-27
Breaking Balls: AL Cy Young RaceDerek Zumsteg2003-08-28
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Prospectus Feature: The 1987 Free Agent MarketNate Silver2003-01-14
Fun and Games in the Cactus League: A History of Baseball FutilityJonathan Bernstein1997-03-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Piggy-backing on Bill (New Mexico)'s question. Do you think Morris' late-career overlap with Clemens affect his balloting? Which if any of the following contemporary pitchers would you rank as "better" or "about equal to" Morris' career or peak performance? David Cone, Dennis Martinez, Saberhagen, Steib, Tanana, Bob Welch. Any others who stick out in your mind as "about equal?"
(BR from NYC)
I feel that Dennis Martinez and Dave Stieb were better pitchers than Morris. Saberhagen would have been the best of the group were it not for injuries. (Dan Evans)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I would have liked it for the Twins, but admittedly, that's because I was already a big fan of Kevin Tapani, who as an A's fan I lamented having to give up in the Bob Welch trade. It was a good trade for both teams, though, if you look at it from the perspective of anticipated value versus already-obvious value. (Christina Kahrl)