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Portrait of Bobby Witt

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 2465 142 157 0 1955 4.83 23.7
Birth Date5-11-1964
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1986 TEX 22 31 31 157.7 157.7 0.0 11 9 0 0 10 0 741 130 104 96 18 215 143 141 3 174 5.48 4.85 5.02 17.0 1.8
1987 TEX 23 26 25 143.0 142.7 0.3 8 10 0 0 11 0 673 114 82 78 10 169 140 139 3 160 4.91 4.55 4.79 18.8 1.9
1988 TEX 24 22 22 174.3 174.3 0.0 8 10 0 0 11 5 736 134 83 76 13 198 101 99 1 148 3.92 3.85 4.41 12.3 1.3
1989 TEX 25 31 31 194.3 194.3 0.0 12 13 0 0 11 2 869 182 123 111 14 260 114 111 2 166 5.14 3.87 4.70 12.0 1.3
1990 TEX 26 33 32 222.0 217.3 4.7 17 10 0 0 20 1 954 197 98 83 12 270 110 107 4 221 3.36 3.06 3.31 46.6 5.0
1991 TEX 27 17 16 88.7 84.3 4.3 3 7 0 0 6 1 413 84 66 60 4 118 74 73 1 82 6.09 4.18 4.44 10.8 1.1
1992 OAK 28 6 6 31.7 31.7 0.0 1 1 0 0 3 0 140 31 12 12 2 39 19 18 0 25 3.41 3.83 3.83 5.1 0.6
1992 TEX 28 25 25 161.3 161.3 0.0 9 13 0 0 12 4 708 152 87 80 14 226 95 94 2 100 4.46 4.48 4.94 2.4 0.3
1993 OAK 29 35 33 220.0 212.0 8.0 14 13 0 0 18 0 950 226 112 103 16 329 91 86 3 131 4.21 4.04 4.46 22.7 2.3
1994 OAK 30 24 24 135.7 135.7 0.0 8 10 0 0 8 0 618 151 88 76 22 247 70 66 5 111 5.04 5.33 5.78 7.7 0.7
1995 FLO 31 19 19 110.7 110.7 0.0 2 7 0 0 10 0 472 104 52 48 8 159 47 46 2 95 3.90 3.62 4.18 14.5 1.5
1995 TEX 31 10 10 61.3 61.3 0.0 3 4 0 0 6 0 276 81 35 31 4 111 21 20 1 46 4.55 3.56 3.97 15.7 1.5
1996 TEX 32 33 32 199.7 194.7 5.0 16 12 0 1 12 4 903 235 129 120 28 375 96 93 2 157 5.41 4.97 5.90 18.9 1.8
1997 TEX 33 34 32 209.0 205.7 3.3 12 12 0 1 16 2 919 245 118 112 33 401 74 70 2 121 4.82 5.13 5.53 19.7 2.0
1998 SLN 34 17 5 47.3 24.3 23.0 2 5 0 0 1 0 217 55 32 26 7 87 20 19 2 28 4.94 5.20 5.66 1.7 0.2
1998 TEX 34 14 13 69.3 68.3 1.0 5 4 0 0 3 0 329 95 62 59 14 167 33 32 0 30 7.66 6.41 7.27 -3.6 -0.5
1999 TBA 35 32 32 180.3 180.3 0.0 7 15 0 0 13 2 815 213 130 117 23 333 96 95 3 123 5.84 5.14 5.92 11.1 1.2
2000 CLE 36 7 2 15.3 5.7 9.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 28 13 13 4 46 6 5 0 6 7.63 7.01 6.69 -0.6 -0.1
2001 ARI 37 14 7 43.3 36.0 7.3 4 1 0 0 2 0 193 36 23 23 6 62 25 24 3 31 4.78 5.31 6.65 -2.3 -0.2
Career4303972465.02398.366.71421570217321110032493144913242523812137513383919554.834.464.97230.623.7

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1985 TUL AA 11 8 35.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 TEX MLB 31 31 157.7 5.02 93 .283 .261 .330 .407 .268 .278 100 17.0 1.8 17.0 1.8
1987 TEX MLB 26 25 143.0 4.79 105 .263 .268 .336 .430 .268 .289 102 19.6 1.9 18.8 1.9
1987 TUL AA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 TEX MLB 22 22 174.3 4.41 102 .241 .263 .326 .391 .268 .256 103 12.3 1.3 12.3 1.3
1988 OKL AAA 11 11 76.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 TEX MLB 31 31 194.3 4.70 94 .265 .265 .326 .385 .266 .294 102 12.0 1.3 12.0 1.3
1990 TEX MLB 33 32 222.0 3.31 125 .242 .257 .326 .385 .262 .305 102 46.6 5.0 46.6 5.0
1991 TEX MLB 17 16 88.7 4.44 102 .280 .256 .324 .386 .262 .317 101 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
1991 OKL AAA 2 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 OAK MLB 6 6 31.7 3.83 106 .268 .249 .310 .355 .250 .309 94 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
1992 TEX MLB 25 25 161.3 4.94 85 .275 .263 .331 .389 .268 .278 99 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
1993 OAK MLB 35 33 220.0 4.46 102 .262 .268 .337 .409 .264 .296 96 22.7 2.3 22.7 2.3
1994 OAK MLB 24 24 135.7 5.78 83 .292 .276 .347 .437 .268 .315 94 7.7 0.7 7.7 0.7
1995 FLO MLB 19 19 110.7 4.18 108 .249 .261 .326 .407 .257 .300 98 16.7 1.6 14.5 1.5
1995 TEX MLB 10 10 61.3 3.97 123 .276 .272 .342 .424 .263 .377 101 15.7 1.5 15.7 1.5
1996 TEX MLB 33 32 199.7 5.90 96 .274 .279 .350 .447 .271 .334 105 18.9 1.8 18.9 1.8
1997 TEX MLB 34 32 209.0 5.53 96 .269 .272 .342 .430 .267 .308 107 17.1 1.7 19.7 2.0
1998 SLN MLB 17 5 47.3 5.66 77 .284 .260 .327 .403 .254 .300 99 0.3 0.0 1.7 0.2
1998 TEX MLB 14 13 69.3 7.27 64 .318 .268 .336 .421 .264 .321 106 -4.0 -0.4 -3.6 -0.5
1999 TBA MLB 32 32 180.3 5.92 86 .285 .277 .349 .446 .266 .333 98 11.2 1.1 11.1 1.2
2000 CLE MLB 7 2 15.3 6.69 70 .345 .273 .344 .434 .263 .393 97 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2001 ARI MLB 14 7 43.3 6.65 55 .255 .263 .334 .436 .264 .234 97 -3.5 -0.3 -2.3 -0.2
2001 TUC AAA 5 5 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1985 TUL AA 0 6 0 11 8 35.0 26 44 39 1 0% .000 6.7 11.3 0.3 10.0 2.00 6.43 0.0 0.0
1986 TEX MLB 11 9 0 31 31 157.7 130 143 174 18 41% .278 7.4 8.2 1.0 9.9 1.73 5.48 17.0 1.8
1987 OKL AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 2 1 0% .000 9.0 5.4 1.8 3.6 1.60 9.00 0.0 0.0
1987 TUL AA 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 5 6 2 1 0% .000 9.0 10.8 1.8 3.6 2.20 5.40 0.0 0.0
1987 TEX MLB 8 10 0 26 25 143.0 114 140 160 10 43% .289 7.2 8.8 0.6 10.1 1.78 4.91 18.8 1.9
1988 OKL AAA 4 6 0 11 11 76.7 69 47 70 1 0% .000 8.1 5.5 0.1 8.2 1.51 4.34 0.0 0.0
1988 TEX MLB 8 10 0 22 22 174.3 134 101 148 13 45% .256 6.9 5.2 0.7 7.6 1.35 3.92 12.3 1.3
1989 TEX MLB 12 13 0 31 31 194.3 182 114 166 14 45% .294 8.4 5.3 0.6 7.7 1.52 5.14 12.0 1.3
1990 TEX MLB 17 10 0 33 32 222.0 197 110 221 12 43% .305 8.0 4.5 0.5 9.0 1.38 3.36 46.6 5.0
1991 TEX MLB 3 7 0 17 16 88.7 84 74 82 4 41% .317 8.5 7.5 0.4 8.3 1.78 6.09 10.8 1.1
1991 OKL AAA 1 1 0 2 2 8.0 3 8 12 0 0% .000 3.4 9.0 0.0 13.5 1.38 1.12 0.0 0.0
1992 OAK MLB 1 1 0 6 6 31.7 31 19 25 2 53% .309 8.8 5.4 0.6 7.1 1.58 3.41 5.1 0.6
1992 TEX MLB 9 13 0 25 25 161.3 152 95 100 14 48% .278 8.5 5.3 0.8 5.6 1.53 4.46 2.4 0.3
1993 OAK MLB 14 13 0 35 33 220.0 226 91 131 16 47% .296 9.2 3.7 0.7 5.4 1.44 4.21 22.7 2.3
1994 OAK MLB 8 10 0 24 24 135.7 151 70 111 22 43% .315 10.0 4.6 1.5 7.4 1.63 5.04 7.7 0.7
1995 TEX MLB 3 4 0 10 10 61.3 81 21 46 4 46% .377 11.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 1.66 4.55 15.7 1.5
1995 FLO MLB 2 7 0 19 19 110.7 104 47 95 8 45% .300 8.5 3.8 0.7 7.7 1.36 3.90 14.5 1.5
1996 TEX MLB 16 12 0 33 32 199.7 235 96 157 28 42% .334 10.6 4.3 1.3 7.1 1.66 5.41 18.9 1.8
1997 TEX MLB 12 12 0 34 32 209.0 245 74 121 33 39% .308 10.6 3.2 1.4 5.2 1.53 4.82 19.7 2.0
1998 TEX MLB 5 4 0 14 13 69.3 95 33 30 14 35% .321 12.3 4.3 1.8 3.9 1.85 7.66 -3.6 -0.5
1998 SLN MLB 2 5 0 17 5 47.3 55 20 28 7 49% .300 10.5 3.8 1.3 5.3 1.58 4.94 1.7 0.2
1999 TBA MLB 7 15 0 32 32 180.3 213 96 123 23 42% .333 10.6 4.8 1.1 6.1 1.71 5.84 11.1 1.2
2000 CLE MLB 0 1 0 7 2 15.3 28 6 6 4 41% .393 16.4 3.5 2.3 3.5 2.22 7.63 -0.6 -0.1
2001 ARI MLB 4 1 0 14 7 43.3 36 25 31 6 53% .234 7.5 5.2 1.2 6.4 1.41 4.78 -2.3 -0.2
2001 TUC AAA 0 3 0 5 5 22.3 18 8 18 1 0% .000 7.3 3.2 0.4 7.3 1.17 3.63 0.0 0.0

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
2001-04-08 2001-08-11 60-DL 125 110 Right Elbow Strain -
1991-05-27 1991-08-01 60-DL 66 59 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
1987-05-21 1987-06-20 30 25 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 ARI $500,000
2000 CLE $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,000,000
2 yrTotal$1,000,000

 

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Walking the WalkChris Mosch2014-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Walking the WalkDaniel Rathman2014-06-12
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The 30-Second Story of the San Francisco GiantsSam Miller2013-02-27
BP Unfiltered: Double Double, Arms in TroubleGeoff Young2012-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball at the Olympics: The Rich Tradition of an Absentee SportMax Marchi2012-08-10
Wezen-Ball: Rookie ExcitementLarry Granillo2012-06-06
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: Was Brien Taylor the Worst Number-One Pick Ever?Bradley Ankrom2012-04-18
The BP Broadside: Bobby No Valentine for PitchersSteven Goldman2011-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: Streaking in the Wild WestJoey Matschulat2011-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Bad Ollie or Worse Ollie?Eric Seidman2010-05-19
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #4Steven Goldman2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: No Contact AllowedKen Funck2009-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessChange For Its Own Sake: Reviewing the Cubs' OffseasonChristina Kahrl2009-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Mets, Rangers, and OriolesRany Jazayerli2008-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
Prospectus Toolbox: Non-Contact Part IV: Take, Jive, and FlailDerek Jacques2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Texas Rangers Can Win the World SeriesJamey Newberg2007-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My Hall of Fame BallotJoe Sheehan2007-01-05
Prospectus Hit List: Week of April 16Jay Jaffe2006-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2004-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: The Branch Rickey EditionSteven Goldman2004-04-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-04


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good afternoon Jay! Of those currently HOF-eligible, which player had the longest career with nowhere near the stats to merit consideration for the Hall? (aka an overly long mediocre career)
(dianagramr from NYC)
On the most recent ballot, David Segui's JAWS came in about 40 points below the HOF standard at first base, a pretty wide gap. Shawon Dunston was about 56 shy, but that was before WARP's replacement level got raised; a quick check tells me he's still even further off than Segui. Among the pitchers, the worst I recall coming across was Bobby Witt, who today would be about 43 points below the average HOF starting pitcher. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Will the 2005 draft ever be topped??? It was topped before it ever happened, in 1985. I just wrote this for tomorrow morning's draft piece: . The first round included, in order of selection, B.J. Surhoff, Will Clark, Bobby Witt, Barry Larkin, Barry Bonds, Pete Incaviglia, Walt Weiss, Brian McRae, Joe Magrane, Gregg Jeffries, Rafael Palmeiro, and Joey Cora, as well as Cameron Drew, who put up outstanding numbers in the minors until a knee injury ended his career at 24, while the second round held Bruce Ruffin, Mike Schooler, and Randy Johnson (John Smoltz was hiding down in round 22). And Bo Jackson too (a flyer in rd 20)!
(PBSteve from Beautiful New Jersey)
See? Steven Goldman knows all. (Kevin Goldstein)


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