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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 270 1319.7 59 76 3 4.88 -4.8
Birth Date7-2-1965
Height6' 0"
Weight187 lbs
Age54 years, 0 months, 18 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.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1995 MIL MLB 33 27 202.0 9 11 0 210 86 96 17 101 9.4 3.8 0.8 4.3 0% .288 1.47 4.63 4.63 112 6.22 127.3 -0.8
1996 MIL MLB 20 13 88.7 4 7 0 103 52 21 19 98 10.5 5.3 1.9 2.1 0% .270 1.75 7.41 6.60 138 9.67 190.8 -3.4
1998 ANA MLB 22 20 128.7 9 4 0 130 58 90 14 96 9.1 4.1 1.0 6.3 0% .294 1.46 4.70 4.34 111 5.18 107.3 1.0
1999 ANA MLB 28 26 147.7 5 11 0 165 82 73 21 95 10.1 5.0 1.3 4.4 0% .286 1.67 5.90 5.42 125 7.09 137.9 -1.2
2000 DET MLB 20 15 104.0 7 5 1 108 29 53 7 84 9.3 2.5 0.6 4.6 0% .286 1.32 4.02 4.07 98 5.45 104.8 0.9
2001 DET MLB 35 33 232.0 14 9 0 244 64 116 22 100 9.5 2.5 0.9 4.5 0% .287 1.33 4.23 3.65 101 5.14 106.6 1.7
2002 DET MLB 32 30 189.0 8 16 0 238 67 98 23 98 11.3 3.2 1.1 4.7 0% .322 1.61 4.85 5.52 108 6.44 138.3 -1.8
2003 DET 0 42 0 89.7 0 6 2 95 34 49 11 99 9.5 3.4 1.1 4.9 0% .291 1.44 4.83 4.72 107 5.47 114.6 -0.1
2003 OAK 0 9 0 17.3 0 0 0 19 3 5 2 94 9.9 1.6 1.0 2.6 0% .266 1.27 4.53 5.71 96 4.94 103.6 0.1
2004 ARI MLB 29 18 120.7 3 7 0 139 45 57 18 99 10.4 3.4 1.3 4.3 0% .288 1.52 5.18 6.04 118 6.70 138.3 -1.2
2003 TOT MLB 51 0 107.0 0 6 2 114 37 54 13 98 9.6 3.1 1.1 4.5 0% .000 1.41 4.78 4.88 106 5.38 112.8 0.0
CareerMLB2701821319.7597631451520658154979.93.51.14.549%.2921.494.944.881126.21126.8-4.8

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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1987 HEL Rk PIO 10 9 57.7 6 3 0 68 20 47 8 10.6 3.1 1.2 7.3 0% .000 1.53 5.49 4.68 0 0.00 0.0
1988 BLT A MDW 25 24 164.0 9 13 0 162 51 96 8 8.9 2.8 0.4 5.3 0% .000 1.30 3.49 3.79 0 0.00 0.0
1989 STO A+ CLF 23 22 164.0 13 5 0 125 53 126 6 6.9 2.9 0.3 6.9 0% .000 1.09 2.66 2.41 0 0.00 0.0
1990 STO A+ CLF 19 19 129.3 10 7 0 136 31 77 4 9.5 2.2 0.3 5.4 0% .000 1.29 3.15 3.69 0 0.00 0.0
1990 ELP AA TXS 7 6 30.3 1 2 0 43 15 17 4 12.8 4.5 1.2 5.0 0% .000 1.91 5.27 6.53 0 0.00 0.0
1991 STO A+ CLF 24 24 179.7 9 10 0 160 98 139 4 8.0 4.9 0.2 7.0 0% .000 1.44 3.48 3.06 0 0.00 0.0
1991 ELP AA TXS 4 4 17.0 1 2 0 30 9 10 1 15.9 4.8 0.5 5.3 0% .000 2.29 4.65 9.53 0 0.00 0.0
1992 ELP AA TXS 28 22 140.7 9 8 1 159 50 79 11 10.2 3.2 0.7 5.1 0% .000 1.49 4.22 5.37 0 0.00 0.0
1993 NWO AAA AA 29 28 180.3 9 13 0 174 80 104 17 8.7 4.0 0.8 5.2 0% .000 1.41 4.58 3.84 0 0.00 0.0
1994 NWO AAA AA 28 27 183.7 10 12 0 183 68 105 23 9.0 3.3 1.1 5.1 0% .000 1.37 4.95 4.46 0 0.00 0.0
1995 MIL MLB AL 33 27 202.0 9 11 0 210 86 96 17 101 9.4 3.8 0.8 4.3 0% .288 1.47 4.63 4.63 112 6.22 127.3
1996 MIL MLB AL 20 13 88.7 4 7 0 103 52 21 19 98 10.5 5.3 1.9 2.1 0% .270 1.75 7.41 6.60 138 9.67 190.8
1996 NWO AAA AA 11 10 57.7 2 6 0 64 35 27 8 10.0 5.5 1.2 4.2 0% .000 1.72 5.69 4.99 0 0.00 0.0
1998 ANA MLB AL 22 20 128.7 9 4 0 130 58 90 14 96 9.1 4.1 1.0 6.3 0% .294 1.46 4.70 4.34 111 5.18 107.3
1998 MID AA TXS 7 7 40.7 0 4 0 49 15 34 3 10.8 3.3 0.7 7.5 0% -.885 1.57 3.92 7.08 0 0.00 0.0
1998 VAN AAA PCL 4 4 28.0 0 4 0 23 6 19 2 7.4 1.9 0.6 6.1 0% -.778 1.04 3.77 2.89 0 0.00 0.0
1999 ANA MLB AL 28 26 147.7 5 11 0 165 82 73 21 95 10.1 5.0 1.3 4.4 0% .286 1.67 5.90 5.42 125 7.09 137.9
2000 DET MLB AL 20 15 104.0 7 5 1 108 29 53 7 84 9.3 2.5 0.6 4.6 0% .286 1.32 4.02 4.07 98 5.45 104.8
2000 TOL AAA INT 16 14 90.7 5 7 0 86 41 44 8 8.5 4.1 0.8 4.4 0% -.839 1.40 4.67 3.77 0 0.00 0.0
2001 DET MLB AL 35 33 232.0 14 9 0 244 64 116 22 100 9.5 2.5 0.9 4.5 0% .287 1.33 4.23 3.65 101 5.14 106.6
2002 DET MLB AL 32 30 189.0 8 16 0 238 67 98 23 98 11.3 3.2 1.1 4.7 0% .322 1.61 4.85 5.52 108 6.44 138.3
2003 DET MLB AL 42 0 89.7 0 6 2 95 34 49 11 99 9.5 3.4 1.1 4.9 0% .291 1.44 4.83 4.72 107 5.47 114.6
2003 OAK MLB AL 9 0 17.3 0 0 0 19 3 5 2 94 9.9 1.6 1.0 2.6 0% .266 1.27 4.53 5.71 96 4.94 103.6
2004 ARI MLB NL 29 18 120.7 3 7 0 139 45 57 18 99 10.4 3.4 1.3 4.3 0% .288 1.52 5.18 6.04 118 6.70 138.3
2005 POR AAA PCL 3 3 17.7 2 0 0 15 6 9 1 59 7.6 3.1 0.5 4.6 0% -.875 1.19 4.24 2.03 108 6.52 128.5
2005 SAC AAA PCL 12 11 66.0 5 5 0 87 26 31 10 59 11.9 3.5 1.4 4.2 0% -1.116 1.71 5.81 6.95 113 6.10 120.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

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
1997-03-24 1997-09-29 60-DL 189 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-06-12 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 ARI $500,000
2003 DET, OAK $4,500,000
2002 DET $3,000,000
2001 DET $625,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$8,625,000
4 yrTotal$8,625,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 144 d

Details
  • Triple-A 4/05 signed as a free agent from AZ 1/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (04) contract purchased 9/03 assigned Double-A 8/03 signed as a free agent from DET 8/03 designated for assignment 8/03
  • 2 year/$8M (02-03)+$5M 04 club option $0.5M buyout
  • 02:$3M, 03:$4.5M
  • 1 year/$0.65M (01)

2019 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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