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Mark Wohlers PBraves

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 533 553.3 39 29 119 3.97 7
Birth Date1-23-1970
Height6' 4"
Weight207 lbs
Age47 years, 4 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1991 ATL MLB 17 0 19.7 3 1 2 17 13 13 1 .250 106 7.8 5.9 0.5 5.9 49% .267 .285 1.53 4.42 3.20 112 5.36 124.2 -0.1
1992 ATL MLB 32 0 35.3 1 2 4 28 14 17 0 .254 103 7.1 3.6 0.0 4.3 53% .259 .208 1.19 3.08 2.55 104 4.73 114.6 0.0
1993 ATL MLB 46 0 48.0 6 2 0 37 22 45 2 .256 101 6.9 4.1 0.4 8.4 53% .271 .217 1.23 3.07 4.50 88 4.27 92.1 0.5
1994 ATL MLB 51 0 51.0 7 2 1 51 33 58 1 .256 102 9.0 5.8 0.2 10.2 51% .347 .266 1.65 2.98 4.59 87 4.26 85.8 0.7
1995 ATL MLB 65 0 64.7 7 3 25 51 24 90 2 .261 99 7.1 3.3 0.3 12.5 56% .322 .200 1.16 1.84 2.09 52 2.29 46.9 2.2
1996 ATL MLB 77 0 77.3 2 4 39 71 21 100 8 .258 98 8.3 2.4 0.9 11.6 52% .328 .228 1.19 2.74 3.03 57 2.64 52.0 2.4
1997 ATL MLB 71 0 69.3 5 7 33 57 38 92 4 .264 97 7.4 4.9 0.5 11.9 47% .319 .234 1.37 2.81 3.50 76 3.88 80.8 1.1
1998 ATL MLB 27 0 20.3 0 1 8 18 33 22 2 .253 98 8.0 14.6 0.9 9.7 50% .291 .317 2.51 7.19 10.18 136 10.05 208.1 -1.0
1999 ATL MLB 2 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .259 89 13.5 81.0 0.0 0.0 75% .250 .533 10.50 30.07 27.00 118 11.86 230.6 -0.0
2000 CIN MLB 20 0 28.0 1 2 0 19 17 20 3 .261 101 6.1 5.5 1.0 6.4 44% .203 .228 1.29 4.84 4.50 110 5.55 106.8 0.1
2001 CIN 0 30 0 32.0 3 1 0 36 7 21 5 .263 103 10.1 2.0 1.4 5.9 51% .295 .264 1.34 4.47 3.94 98 4.79 99.3 0.2
2001 NYA 0 31 0 35.7 1 0 0 33 18 33 3 .258 97 8.3 4.5 0.8 8.3 49% .288 .251 1.43 3.93 4.54 98 4.82 99.9 0.2
2002 CLE MLB 64 0 71.3 3 4 7 71 26 46 6 .264 100 9.0 3.3 0.8 5.8 57% .291 .249 1.36 4.08 4.79 107 4.33 93.0 0.8
2001 TOT MLB 61 0 67.7 4 1 0 69 25 54 8 .260 100 9.2 3.3 1.1 7.2 50% .292 .257 1.39 4.19 4.26 98 4.80 99.6 0.4
CareerMLB5330553.3392911949027255737.2591008.04.40.69.152%.298.2411.383.433.97874.1988.07.0

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1988 PUL Rk 13 9 59.7 5 3 0 47 50 49 0 .000 7.1 7.5 0.0 7.4 0% .000 .000 1.62 4.54 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
1989 SUM A 14 14 68.0 2 7 0 74 59 51 3 .000 9.8 7.8 0.4 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.96 4.59 6.49 0 0.00 0.0
1989 PUL Rk 14 8 46.0 1 1 0 48 28 50 5 .000 9.4 5.5 1.0 9.8 0% .000 .000 1.65 4.46 5.48 0 0.00 0.0
1990 SUM A 37 2 52.7 5 4 5 27 20 85 1 .000 4.6 3.4 0.2 14.5 0% .000 .000 0.89 1.38 1.88 0 0.00 0.0
1990 GRN AA 14 0 15.7 0 1 6 14 14 20 0 .000 8.0 8.0 0.0 11.5 0% .000 .000 1.78 3.06 4.01 0 0.00 0.0
1991 ATL MLB 17 0 19.7 3 1 2 17 13 13 1 .250 106 7.8 5.9 0.5 5.9 49% .267 .285 1.53 4.42 3.20 112 5.36 124.2
1991 GRN AA 28 0 31.3 0 0 21 9 13 44 0 .000 2.6 3.7 0.0 12.7 0% .000 .000 0.70 1.39 0.58 0 0.00 0.0
1991 GWN AAA 23 0 26.3 1 0 11 23 12 22 1 .000 7.9 4.1 0.3 7.5 0% .000 .000 1.33 3.29 1.03 0 0.00 0.0
1992 ATL MLB 32 0 35.3 1 2 4 28 14 17 0 .254 103 7.1 3.6 0.0 4.3 53% .259 .208 1.19 3.08 2.55 104 4.73 114.6
1992 GWN AAA 27 2 34.3 0 2 9 32 17 33 5 .000 8.4 4.5 1.3 8.7 0% .000 .000 1.43 4.54 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
1993 ATL MLB 46 0 48.0 6 2 0 37 22 45 2 .256 101 6.9 4.1 0.4 8.4 53% .271 .217 1.23 3.07 4.50 88 4.27 92.1
1993 GWN AAA 25 0 29.3 1 3 4 21 11 39 0 .000 6.5 3.4 0.0 12.0 0% .000 .000 1.09 1.65 1.84 0 0.00 0.0
1994 ATL MLB 51 0 51.0 7 2 1 51 33 58 1 .256 102 9.0 5.8 0.2 10.2 51% .347 .266 1.65 2.98 4.59 87 4.26 85.8
1995 ATL MLB 65 0 64.7 7 3 25 51 24 90 2 .261 99 7.1 3.3 0.3 12.5 56% .322 .200 1.16 1.84 2.09 52 2.29 46.9
1996 ATL MLB 77 0 77.3 2 4 39 71 21 100 8 .258 98 8.3 2.4 0.9 11.6 52% .328 .228 1.19 2.74 3.03 57 2.64 52.0
1997 ATL MLB 71 0 69.3 5 7 33 57 38 92 4 .264 97 7.4 4.9 0.5 11.9 47% .319 .234 1.37 2.81 3.50 76 3.88 80.8
1998 ATL MLB 27 0 20.3 0 1 8 18 33 22 2 .253 98 8.0 14.6 0.9 9.7 50% .291 .317 2.51 7.19 10.18 136 10.05 208.1
1998 GRN AA 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% -.500 .000 2.00 4.48 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 GWN AAA 16 0 12.3 0 3 0 21 36 16 5 .000 15.4 26.3 3.7 11.7 0% -.281 .000 4.63 14.74 20.49 0 0.00 0.0
1999 ATL MLB 2 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .259 89 13.5 81.0 0.0 0.0 75% .250 .533 10.50 30.07 27.00 118 11.86 230.6
1999 ROK A 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 .000 4.5 9.0 0.0 18.0 0% -.167 .000 1.50 2.74 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
1999 CHT AA 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 .000 5.3 15.9 5.3 15.9 0% .000 .000 2.35 12.75 15.88 0 0.00 0.0
1999 IND AAA 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 .000 30.0 150.0 0.0 30.0 0% -.167 .000 20.00 46.76 120.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CIN MLB 20 0 28.0 1 2 0 19 17 20 3 .261 101 6.1 5.5 1.0 6.4 44% .203 .228 1.29 4.84 4.50 110 5.55 106.8
2000 DYT A 3 3 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 .000 3.0 3.0 3.0 21.0 0% .000 .000 0.67 3.94 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 LOU AAA 17 2 20.7 1 2 0 30 9 16 4 .000 13.0 3.9 1.7 7.0 0% -.897 .000 1.88 5.40 6.09 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 30 0 32.0 3 1 0 36 7 21 5 .263 103 10.1 2.0 1.4 5.9 51% .295 .264 1.34 4.47 3.94 98 4.79 99.3
2001 NYA MLB 31 0 35.7 1 0 0 33 18 33 3 .258 97 8.3 4.5 0.8 8.3 49% .288 .251 1.43 3.93 4.54 98 4.82 99.9
2002 CLE MLB 64 0 71.3 3 4 7 71 26 46 6 .264 100 9.0 3.3 0.8 5.8 57% .291 .249 1.36 4.08 4.79 107 4.33 93.0
2003 AKR AA 2 1 1.7 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 .000 26.5 10.6 0.0 0.0 0% .625 .000 4.12 6.80 5.29 0 0.00 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  —  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
2003-03-30 2003-09-28 60-DL 182 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-08-01
1999-04-05 1999-10-05 60-DL 183 163 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1999-07-06 -
1998-08-21 1998-10-15 15-DL 55 35 Right Shoulder Fatigue - -
1998-05-03 1998-05-25 15-DL 22 21 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 CLE $2,600,000
2002 CLE $600,000
2001 CIN $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$3,700,000
3 yrTotal$3,700,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2004 Technically, Wohlers joins Wickman on the rehabbed reinforcement front. Although he's "back," in that he's sort of beaten the Steve Blass Disease rap, he also had Tommy John surgery in June; even on an accelerated schedule, he might only Pitch after the All-Star break. Beyond all that, he's also not an incredibly valuable relief asset. If he makes the team, he's likely to be shunted off to low-leverage innings involving insurmountable leads.
2003 One of the arguments made in defense of the Wohlers signing was that the Indians, dependent on attendance for their economic health, had to sign semi-famous names like Brady Anderson and Wohlers to drive up season ticket sales. Does anyone believe that fans, considering whether or not to invest their money, are swayed by the team spending millions to bring in players who had good years five years ago? Is this how Jose Offerman can find work next year, by shopping his 1998 performance to teams?

Wohlers’ comeback has been anticlimactic. He lost his stuff, his career blew apart, he came back as a serviceable reliever with Cincinnati, and now he’s just another aging right-handed arm, with deteriorating peripherals, except that Wohlers has been to the World Series four times.
2002 Wohlers fought his way back from well-chronicled control problems. He still has pretty good stuff, but iffy control. He'll be battling for a job somewhere for the foreseeable future.
2001 His comeback was one of the year's best stories, but while he showed flashes, he's just a shadow of his 1995-96 self. Long outings simply aren't going to happen, and with Danny Graves getting saves, it's hard to see what Mark Wohlers's role with the Reds will be.
2000 We’ll spare you the DTs on this one. In 4 2/3 innings over seven appearances at four levels, Wohlers gave up 10 runs and 16 walks. It may have been the first time in baseball history that Tommy John surgery was the highlight of a player’s season. Wohlers is out until at least September, more likely 2001, at which time he’ll get a few more chances.
1999 There are two possibilities here: if his complete inability to throw strikes is the byproduct of an injury, he could return to form. If it’s a psychological hangup, he’s probably done. Steve Blass disease, as Steve Blass proved, is all but incurable. One thin strand of silver lining: he was 8-for-8 in save situations. Don’t tell us we don’t try to be positive.
1998 Had a weird April in which he couldn’t find the strike zone. After that, he pretty much had a Mark Wohlers year before struggling badly in September. I don’t think it’s serious. He was the entire reason that until the last week of the season, Denny Neagle was a more popular Cy Young pick than Greg Maddux.
1997 Closest thing to Troy Percival the National League has. The Braves’ professional staff has done a fantastic job with him, and he’s worked hard and responded. A great pitcher, likely to remain as such, and finds time in the offseason to do 15 different voices on “The Simpsons,” including Chief Clancy Wiggum.
1996  In the Guinness Book of World Records, the fastest pitch ever recorded is purported to be one thrown by Nolan Ryan in the 1970s, timed at 100.9 mph. That's a joke; Wohlers can *average* 101 on the radar gun for an inning. He struck out over one- third of the batters he faced last year, a feat accomplished by only three other pitchers in the history of the game (min: 30 IP): Tom Henke in 1987, Rob Dibble 4 times from 1989 to 1992, and Randy Johnson last year.

BP Articles

Mark Wohlers is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Graveman Comes to Grip With His DestinyDavid Brown2017-04-14
Cold Takes: Command, Control, and Tommy John SurgeryPatrick Dubuque2017-01-27
Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 1Ashley Varela2016-10-26
Baseball ProGUESTus: Book Excerpt: Dry LandCharlie Wilmoth2014-04-25
The BP Wayback Machine: Rick Ankiel and Guillermo Mota: Two Careers in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-03-11
BP Unfiltered: Arguably the Worst Bunt Call Ever CalledSam Miller2013-01-22
Prospectus Hit and Run: Mr. Holland's OpusJay Jaffe2011-10-24
The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Careers Were Defined by Big Postseason MomentsBaseball Prospectus2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East UpdateChristina Kahrl2011-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Brooks ConradTommy Bennett2010-10-12
Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Three RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Closing in on the BasesBen Lindbergh2010-09-28
You Can Blog It Up: Yunel Escobar and the Bobby Cox All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: From One to the OtherJay Jaffe2009-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Getting Right Back on the HorseJim Baker2007-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Balking At WalksJim Baker2005-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: John SchuerholzJonah Keri2005-05-16
The Claussen Pickle: An Analysis of Traded Yankee Prospects, 1994-2004Jay Jaffe2004-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: No RainWill Carroll2003-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Friday the 13thWill Carroll2003-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Usual SuspectsWill Carroll2003-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Changing the GameWill Carroll2003-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Forcing the IssueWill Carroll2003-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Ephedra Takes a HolidayWill Carroll2003-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Dash of HumilityWill Carroll2003-03-10
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you lend any credence to the thought Neftali Feliz is forever ruined because of game 6 of the 2011 WS?
(SDILincoln from Colorado)
No, I don't think I do. These reactions are so individualistic. Mark Wohlers was never the same after Jim Leyritz, but Mariano Rivera bounced back just fine from Sandy Alomar. There is nothing inevitable about Feliz's aftermath. (Steven Goldman)


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