Biographical

Portrait of Mitch Williams

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date11-17-1964
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
BatsL
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
1986 TEX MLB 80 0 98.0 69 79 90 8 .265 101 6.3 7.3 0.7 8.3 40% .247 .256 1.51 4.77 3.58 122 4.26 0.9
1987 TEX MLB 85 1 108.7 63 94 129 9 .264 102 5.2 7.8 0.7 10.7 36% .235 .237 1.44 4.36 3.23 103 3.82 1.9
1988 TEX MLB 67 0 68.0 48 47 61 4 .266 103 6.4 6.2 0.5 8.1 35% .247 .253 1.40 4.13 4.63 106 4.27 0.4
1989 CHN MLB 76 0 81.7 71 52 67 6 .256 106 7.8 5.7 0.7 7.4 37% .280 .269 1.51 4.18 2.76 113 4.39 0.3
1990 CHN MLB 59 2 66.3 60 50 55 4 .260 108 8.1 6.8 0.5 7.5 34% .280 .273 1.66 4.24 3.93 112 4.73 0.1
1991 PHI MLB 69 0 88.3 56 62 84 4 .264 99 5.7 6.3 0.4 8.6 35% .228 .246 1.34 3.86 2.34 101 3.89 1.0
1992 PHI MLB 66 0 81.0 69 64 74 4 .263 101 7.7 7.1 0.4 8.2 35% .295 .281 1.64 4.18 3.78 111 4.54 0.2
1993 PHI MLB 65 0 62.0 56 44 60 3 .259 100 8.1 6.4 0.4 8.7 40% .308 .260 1.61 3.89 3.34 104 4.32 0.6
1994 HOU MLB 25 0 20.0 21 24 21 4 .262 96 9.4 10.8 1.8 9.4 45% .304 .321 2.25 7.32 7.65 126 6.15 -0.1
1995 CAL MLB 20 0 10.7 13 21 9 1 .269 100 11.0 17.7 0.8 7.6 41% .375 .359 3.19 9.14 6.75 137 8.36 -0.3
1997 KCA MLB 7 0 6.7 11 7 10 2 .269 98 14.8 9.4 2.7 13.5 48% .474 .381 2.70 7.20 10.80 101 5.06 0.0
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1982 WAL A- 12 12 58.3 37 72 66 1 .000 5.7 11.1 0.2 10.2 0% .000 .000 1.87 4.66 4.79
1983 SPO A- 14 14 92.3 84 55 87 4 .000 8.2 5.4 0.4 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.51 4.50 4.49
1983 RNO A+ 11 11 58.0 58 60 44 1 .000 9.0 9.3 0.2 6.8 0% .000 .000 2.03 4.87 7.14
1984 RNO A+ 26 26 164.0 163 127 165 11 .000 8.9 7.0 0.6 9.1 0% .000 .000 1.77 3.96 4.99
1985 SLM A+ 22 21 99.0 57 117 138 6 .000 5.2 10.6 0.5 12.5 0% .000 .000 1.76 4.65 5.45
1985 TUL AA 6 6 33.0 17 48 37 1 .000 4.6 13.1 0.3 10.1 0% .000 .000 1.97 5.51 4.64
1986 TEX MLB 80 0 98.0 69 79 90 8 .265 101 6.3 7.3 0.7 8.3 40% .247 .256 1.51 4.77 3.58
1987 TEX MLB 85 1 108.7 63 94 129 9 .264 102 5.2 7.8 0.7 10.7 36% .235 .237 1.44 4.36 3.23
1988 TEX MLB 67 0 68.0 48 47 61 4 .266 103 6.4 6.2 0.5 8.1 35% .247 .253 1.40 4.13 4.63
1989 CHN MLB 76 0 81.7 71 52 67 6 .256 106 7.8 5.7 0.7 7.4 37% .280 .269 1.51 4.18 2.76
1990 CHN MLB 59 2 66.3 60 50 55 4 .260 108 8.1 6.8 0.5 7.5 34% .280 .273 1.66 4.24 3.93
1991 PHI MLB 69 0 88.3 56 62 84 4 .264 99 5.7 6.3 0.4 8.6 35% .228 .246 1.34 3.86 2.34
1992 PHI MLB 66 0 81.0 69 64 74 4 .263 101 7.7 7.1 0.4 8.2 35% .295 .281 1.64 4.18 3.78
1993 PHI MLB 65 0 62.0 56 44 60 3 .259 100 8.1 6.4 0.4 8.7 40% .308 .260 1.61 3.89 3.34
1994 HOU MLB 25 0 20.0 21 24 21 4 .262 96 9.4 10.8 1.8 9.4 45% .304 .321 2.25 7.32 7.65
1995 CAL MLB 20 0 10.7 13 21 9 1 .269 100 11.0 17.7 0.8 7.6 41% .375 .359 3.19 9.14 6.75
1996 CLR A+ 6 0 8.0 10 1 6 0 .000 11.2 1.1 0.0 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.38 2.15 2.25
1996 SWB AAA 9 0 15.0 25 11 15 3 .000 15.0 6.6 1.8 9.0 0% .000 .000 2.40 6.25 10.20
1997 KCA MLB 7 0 6.7 11 7 10 2 .269 98 14.8 9.4 2.7 13.5 48% .474 .381 2.70 7.20 10.80
1997 OMA AAA 3 0 8.7 6 5 8 1 .000 6.2 5.2 1.0 8.3 0% .263 .000 1.26 4.33 2.07

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1990-06-12 1990-07-14 32 29 Right Knee Surgery Ligament 1990-06-14 -

Compensation

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Details

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/1/2016 09:43 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

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BP Articles

Mitch Williams is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Joe Nathan's Got One Thing To ProveAaron Gleeman2016-05-24
Fifth Column: Wearing ItMichael Baumann2016-05-13
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite #weirdbaseball GamesBaseball Prospectus2015-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Reeling in RodneyCraig Goldstein2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Reeling in RodneyR.J. Anderson2014-02-10
The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/12Ben Lindbergh2013-04-12
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Secret Life of the American BallplayerMichael Clair2013-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: What Will Become of Neftali Feliz?Geoff Young2013-01-08
Pebble Hunting: How to PitchSam Miller2012-12-28
Wezen-Ball: Rookie ExcitementLarry Granillo2012-06-06
Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?Baseball Prospectus2012-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The First BasemenJay Jaffe2011-12-28
The BP Broadside: Bobby No Valentine for PitchersSteven Goldman2011-11-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-10-22
The BP Broadside: In Defense of Tony LaRussaSteven Goldman2011-10-21
The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Careers Were Defined by Big Postseason MomentsBaseball Prospectus2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL Central: Winless in MilwaukeeLarry Granillo2011-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Waiting for ReliefChristina Kahrl2011-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2Jay Jaffe2011-02-08
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and BaggageJay Jaffe2010-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Closer Persona: Chris Perez and Brian WilsonDavid Laurila2010-08-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-07-22
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Bad Ollie or Worse Ollie?Eric Seidman2010-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Raising ExpectationsJay Jaffe2010-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Toeing the LineWill Carroll2009-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Old SchoolJohn Perrotto2008-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1915, the Year of NothingSteven Goldman2008-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Popping the Lidge EarlyJay Jaffe2008-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Brewers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Midseason AcquisitionsBryan Smith2007-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Thinking and Rethinking: Part 2Dan Fox2006-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: A New Look at AgingNate Silver2005-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-25Christina Kahrl2005-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Drive TimeWill Carroll2005-06-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-01
2003 Internet Hall Of Fame Results: Presented by STATLG-L and Baseball ProspectusNeal Traven2003-01-06
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Fort Myers doesn't have homies...lol Yancy! Now how about those pitchers, pitches, n pitching techniques on that sand lot when you were a kid too? It wasn't all about the batting! I loved me some Rob Dibble n Mitch Williams! Great thing you're doing here too Mike! Make A Wish is lucky to know a guy like u...now How many Founders are you in?
(Classberg from Chicago)
My sister-in-law resides in Fort Myers. I asked her if Fort Myers has homies and she said "Who else would I roll with?"

I'm time tripping here, answering a question from the future without answering one from the past.

Fourth Founders over six hours so not much of a buzz going I'm sorry to say. Trying to focus on knocking off the last 41 answers. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)It could be worse. I could be Harold Reynolds or Mitch Williams.
(Brian Kenny from MLB Network)
You are them. You just live in a different household. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why is it that when no players get voted into the Hall of Fame, sabermetrics and sabermetricians get blamed for it? For humor purposes, Mitch Williams of MLB Network blames Ivy League schools like Yale and Harvard as to why stats are bigger factors in scouting, awards and HOF voting. Not sure when exactly going to Yale or Harvard suddenly became a "bad thing." I boils my blood when I hear on sports radio evening shows that "stat geeks" and nerds don't vote in PED users or players that are "very good" and not-so-much all-time greats.
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Is this a thing people are saying? I haven't heard anyone blaming stat geeks and nerds for not electing PED guys. If anything, it tends to be the traditionalists leaving them off their ballots. I'd think Jack Morris was the only candidate who might have been hurt by the increased influence of advanced stats, which I wrote about last week. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why does the MLB Network have so many idiotic former players around, though? Harold Reynolds and Mitch Williams belong in the same bucket - although I have to admit that at least Williams is hilarious while being stupid. Do they just think that the averge fan is that stupid too?
(timber from KC)
You know, I enjoy watching the MLB Network. It was a little hard for me last night to listen to the Costas/Verducci/Rosenthal takes on the Bonds case, but all-in-all I enjoy it. They don't think the average fan is stupid--they think the average fan wants to know what former players have to say about the game, with the assumption that the opinions of former players are the most valid. For many things, they are. Reynolds is going to do a much better job of telling you how to lay down a bunt or how to round third base than I will, f'rinstance. He's also better positioned to talk about things like clubhouse chemistry and performing in a clutch situation. Just don't expect them to be able to articulate the underlying reasons why teams win games (e.g., avoiding outs) or why some players are more valuable than others, and you can get along with MLB Network just fine. Would I rather they also had a constant sabermetric voice on the air? Sure. But I'm not holding my breath. (Ken Funck)
2008-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, Could you refresh us as to why you consider Felix's mechanics to be so bad? I know the Mariners handle him very carefully, but there have been no significant injuries that I'm aware of. Encouraging, no?
(Dr. Mysterio from Chicago)
Wha? Wha? The elbow problems aren't "significant" to you? Hernandez's mechanics are unbelieveably bad. Poor balance, poor pronation, throws his hips open, and is inconsistent. He's been better this year, which I think is a function of his improved physical condition, but the balance -- seeing his head throw to the side and his fall to first base -- is Mitch Williams - level bad. The Mariners have handled him well, but unless he's someone like Frankie Rodriguez, who can just pitch through bad mechanics season after season, he's going to have problems. That said, I wouldn't change him. He's too good when on. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveSingle! Bring on Mitch Williams! (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)It's tradition. Just ask Mitch Williams and Bobby Thigpen. (Christina Kahrl)