Biographical

Portrait of Dennis Eckersley

Dennis Eckersley PAthletics

Athletics Player Cards | Athletics Team Audit | Athletics Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
24 1071 3285.7 197 171 390 3.50 60.4
Birth Date10-3-1954
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age65 years, 0 months, 15 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1975 CLE MLB 34 24 186.7 13 7 2 147 90 152 16 100 7.1 4.3 0.8 7.3 0% .248 1.27 3.59 2.60 106 3.29 77.8 3.4
1976 CLE MLB 36 30 199.3 13 12 1 155 78 200 13 97 7.0 3.5 0.6 9.0 0% .270 1.17 2.70 3.43 75 2.19 54.8 5.8
1977 CLE MLB 33 33 247.3 14 13 0 214 54 191 31 101 7.8 2.0 1.1 7.0 0% .253 1.08 3.55 3.53 90 2.72 60.7 6.9
1978 BOS MLB 35 35 268.3 20 8 0 258 71 162 30 109 8.7 2.4 1.0 5.4 0% .268 1.23 3.66 2.99 100 3.42 82.5 4.3
1979 BOS MLB 33 33 246.7 17 10 0 234 59 150 29 109 8.5 2.2 1.1 5.5 0% .265 1.19 3.86 2.99 101 4.08 90.7 3.0
1980 BOS MLB 30 30 197.7 12 14 0 188 44 121 25 104 8.6 2.0 1.1 5.5 0% .260 1.17 3.87 4.28 103 3.89 90.6 2.5
1981 BOS MLB 23 23 154.0 9 8 0 160 35 79 9 105 9.4 2.0 0.5 4.6 0% .289 1.27 3.01 4.27 100 3.64 91.1 2.0
1982 BOS MLB 33 33 224.3 13 13 0 228 43 127 31 109 9.1 1.7 1.2 5.1 0% .272 1.21 3.95 3.73 103 4.35 101.0 1.9
1983 BOS MLB 28 28 176.3 9 13 0 223 39 77 27 109 11.4 2.0 1.4 3.9 0% .307 1.49 4.69 5.61 117 6.40 147.8 -2.7
1984 BOS 0 9 9 64.7 4 4 0 71 13 33 10 103 9.9 1.8 1.4 4.6 0% .286 1.30 4.38 5.01 112 4.51 105.4 0.4
1984 CHN 0 24 24 160.3 10 8 0 152 36 81 11 103 8.5 2.0 0.6 4.5 0% .266 1.17 3.42 3.03 100 4.27 99.7 1.5
1985 CHN MLB 25 25 169.3 11 7 0 145 19 117 15 103 7.7 1.0 0.8 6.2 0% .255 0.97 2.77 3.08 83 2.90 66.5 4.7
1986 CHN MLB 33 32 201.0 6 11 0 226 43 137 21 105 10.1 1.9 0.9 6.1 0% .312 1.34 3.42 4.57 88 3.83 86.5 3.6
1987 OAK MLB 54 2 115.7 6 8 16 99 17 113 11 95 7.7 1.3 0.9 8.8 0% .278 1.00 2.66 3.03 67 2.58 54.1 3.6
1988 OAK MLB 60 0 72.7 4 2 45 52 11 70 5 95 6.4 1.4 0.6 8.7 0% .245 0.87 2.28 2.35 65 2.04 49.0 2.4
1989 OAK MLB 51 0 57.7 4 0 33 32 3 55 5 94 5.0 0.5 0.8 8.6 0% .190 0.61 2.27 1.56 65 2.15 51.8 1.8
1990 OAK MLB 63 0 73.3 4 2 48 41 4 73 2 94 5.0 0.5 0.2 9.0 0% .213 0.61 1.32 0.61 55 1.93 45.1 2.6
1991 OAK MLB 67 0 76.0 5 4 43 60 9 87 11 97 7.1 1.1 1.3 10.3 0% .257 0.91 2.89 2.96 65 2.11 48.7 2.5
1992 OAK MLB 69 0 80.0 7 1 51 62 11 93 5 97 7.0 1.2 0.6 10.5 0% .286 0.91 1.72 1.91 55 1.82 44.1 2.9
1993 OAK MLB 64 0 67.0 2 4 36 67 13 80 7 96 9.0 1.7 0.9 10.7 0% .345 1.19 2.63 4.16 60 2.20 47.5 2.3
1994 OAK MLB 45 0 44.3 5 4 19 49 13 47 5 94 9.9 2.6 1.0 9.5 0% .346 1.40 3.48 4.26 82 3.00 60.4 1.2
1995 OAK MLB 52 0 50.3 4 6 29 53 11 40 5 96 9.5 2.0 0.9 7.2 0% .310 1.27 3.55 4.83 94 3.68 75.4 1.0
1996 SLN MLB 63 0 60.0 0 6 30 65 6 49 8 97 9.8 0.9 1.2 7.4 0% .310 1.18 3.69 3.30 85 3.12 61.7 1.6
1997 SLN MLB 57 0 53.0 1 5 36 49 8 45 9 95 8.3 1.4 1.5 7.6 0% .260 1.08 4.15 3.91 91 3.81 79.3 0.9
1998 BOS MLB 50 0 39.7 4 1 1 46 8 22 6 102 10.4 1.8 1.4 5.0 0% .301 1.36 4.83 4.76 98 3.99 82.7 0.6
1984 TOT MLB 33 33 225.0 14 12 0 223 49 114 21 103 8.9 2.0 0.8 4.6 0% .000 1.21 3.69 3.60 104 4.34 101.4 2.0
CareerMLB10713613285.7197171390307673824013471028.42.01.06.639%.2741.163.393.50913.4579.560.4

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 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-
1975 CLE MLB AL 34 24 186.7 13 7 2 147 90 152 16 100 7.1 4.3 0.8 7.3 0% .248 1.27 3.59 2.60 106 3.29 77.8
1976 CLE MLB AL 36 30 199.3 13 12 1 155 78 200 13 97 7.0 3.5 0.6 9.0 0% .270 1.17 2.70 3.43 75 2.19 54.8
1977 CLE MLB AL 33 33 247.3 14 13 0 214 54 191 31 101 7.8 2.0 1.1 7.0 0% .253 1.08 3.55 3.53 90 2.72 60.7
1978 BOS MLB AL 35 35 268.3 20 8 0 258 71 162 30 109 8.7 2.4 1.0 5.4 0% .268 1.23 3.66 2.99 100 3.42 82.5
1979 BOS MLB AL 33 33 246.7 17 10 0 234 59 150 29 109 8.5 2.2 1.1 5.5 0% .265 1.19 3.86 2.99 101 4.08 90.7
1980 BOS MLB AL 30 30 197.7 12 14 0 188 44 121 25 104 8.6 2.0 1.1 5.5 0% .260 1.17 3.87 4.28 103 3.89 90.6
1981 BOS MLB AL 23 23 154.0 9 8 0 160 35 79 9 105 9.4 2.0 0.5 4.6 0% .289 1.27 3.01 4.27 100 3.64 91.1
1982 BOS MLB AL 33 33 224.3 13 13 0 228 43 127 31 109 9.1 1.7 1.2 5.1 0% .272 1.21 3.95 3.73 103 4.35 101.0
1983 BOS MLB AL 28 28 176.3 9 13 0 223 39 77 27 109 11.4 2.0 1.4 3.9 0% .307 1.49 4.69 5.61 117 6.40 147.8
1984 BOS MLB AL 9 9 64.7 4 4 0 71 13 33 10 103 9.9 1.8 1.4 4.6 0% .286 1.30 4.38 5.01 112 4.51 105.4
1984 CHN MLB NL 24 24 160.3 10 8 0 152 36 81 11 103 8.5 2.0 0.6 4.5 0% .266 1.17 3.42 3.03 100 4.27 99.7
1985 CHN MLB NL 25 25 169.3 11 7 0 145 19 117 15 103 7.7 1.0 0.8 6.2 0% .255 0.97 2.77 3.08 83 2.90 66.5
1986 CHN MLB NL 33 32 201.0 6 11 0 226 43 137 21 105 10.1 1.9 0.9 6.1 0% .312 1.34 3.42 4.57 88 3.83 86.5
1987 OAK MLB AL 54 2 115.7 6 8 16 99 17 113 11 95 7.7 1.3 0.9 8.8 0% .278 1.00 2.66 3.03 67 2.58 54.1
1988 OAK MLB AL 60 0 72.7 4 2 45 52 11 70 5 95 6.4 1.4 0.6 8.7 0% .245 0.87 2.28 2.35 65 2.04 49.0
1989 OAK MLB AL 51 0 57.7 4 0 33 32 3 55 5 94 5.0 0.5 0.8 8.6 0% .190 0.61 2.27 1.56 65 2.15 51.8
1990 OAK MLB AL 63 0 73.3 4 2 48 41 4 73 2 94 5.0 0.5 0.2 9.0 0% .213 0.61 1.32 0.61 55 1.93 45.1
1991 OAK MLB AL 67 0 76.0 5 4 43 60 9 87 11 97 7.1 1.1 1.3 10.3 0% .257 0.91 2.89 2.96 65 2.11 48.7
1992 OAK MLB AL 69 0 80.0 7 1 51 62 11 93 5 97 7.0 1.2 0.6 10.5 0% .286 0.91 1.72 1.91 55 1.82 44.1
1993 OAK MLB AL 64 0 67.0 2 4 36 67 13 80 7 96 9.0 1.7 0.9 10.7 0% .345 1.19 2.63 4.16 60 2.20 47.5
1994 OAK MLB AL 45 0 44.3 5 4 19 49 13 47 5 94 9.9 2.6 1.0 9.5 0% .346 1.40 3.48 4.26 82 3.00 60.4
1995 OAK MLB AL 52 0 50.3 4 6 29 53 11 40 5 96 9.5 2.0 0.9 7.2 0% .310 1.27 3.55 4.83 94 3.68 75.4
1996 SLN MLB NL 63 0 60.0 0 6 30 65 6 49 8 97 9.8 0.9 1.2 7.4 0% .310 1.18 3.69 3.30 85 3.12 61.7
1997 SLN MLB NL 57 0 53.0 1 5 36 49 8 45 9 95 8.3 1.4 1.5 7.6 0% .260 1.08 4.15 3.91 91 3.81 79.3
1998 BOS MLB AL 50 0 39.7 4 1 1 46 8 22 6 102 10.4 1.8 1.4 5.0 0% .301 1.36 4.83 4.76 98 3.99 82.7

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
1998-06-01 1998-07-24 15-DL 53 47 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1996-05-19 1996-06-13 15-DL 25 21 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1989-05-28 1989-07-13 46 40 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1985-08-03 1985-09-07 35 32 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0?00?.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

No BP Book Comments have been found for this player.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Dennis Eckersley

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lee Hazlewood: what kind of grade would you hang on him as an entertainer? I would put an 80 on his mustache tool and an 80 on his turtleneck tool, but he doesn't seem to have the ceiling of someone like Prince. Also, can you think of any players comps for him besides a shirtless Dennis Eckersley?
(Gerard from Beaverton)
Nobody has the ceiling of Prince, so I wont knock a performer if they fail to achieve those heights. Hazelwood was a solid-average type; gives the smooth, velvety voice and some good songwriting, but he doesn't pack a huge punch. He's a hit tool second baseman. It's a good option but it lacks power. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who was your favorite pitcher to watch growing up?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
I was partial to the A's growing up, and I especially enjoyed watching the glare of Dave Stewart and the sweeping delivery of Dennis Eckersley.

On the jukebox: Santana & Buddy Miles, "Them Changes" (Doug Thorburn)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite broadcasters to listen to/watch on TV? Let's say top three.
(Staufferinthetrunk from San Jose, CA)
1. Jon Miller
2. Mike Krukow
3. Duane Kuiper

and that's not to slight Dave Flemming, the fourth member of the Giants crew. I'm a Giants fan, so that's an easily discounted opinion, but the Giants have had such great broadcasters for the past two decades (Hank Greenwald before them) that I can hardly listen to other broadcasts.

Of course, I do listen to other broadcasts, five or six some days, and my favorites outside of those guys are probably Ron Darling (Mets) as a color guy and Len Casper (Cubs) as a play-by-play guy. Among announcers without jobs, I really liked Josh Lewin before the Rangers fired him, and I thought Dennis Eckersley did an tremendous job filling in for Jerry Remy earlier this year. Dennis Eckersley should have a full-time job.

The Rangers have the best reporter-in-the-stands guy. The Red Sox have the on-field microphone most likely to pick up profanity. Minnesota has the best center-field camera. The Giants don't use a pitch-tracker, ever, which is obnoxious, but they have a particularly good Coors Light Freeze Cam. The Angels' announcers are the best in a blow-out, because they get silly. The Rays have the best announcing crew if you want to pretend that Mark McGrath is describing a baseball game to you. The Phillies have the most fans who wave at the camera from behind home plate. The Marlins have the lowest production values -- I wish I'd recorded the time that they interviewed John Dewan in the middle of an inning to talk about the Marlins' defense, but it was a phone interview so he had no idea what was going on in the game. It was about unfollowable as a pre-taped call-in talk show.
(which is a reference to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrlS9_n8GX4) (Sam Miller)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)For the record, I enjoy Wholesome Reading as well... I think the wife swaping story of Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson has to be the single biggest "holy crap, that really happened" story that no one knows about. Agree? How many Americans out of 100 have even heard about it? Maybe 5 would be my guess. Can you imagine the hysteria if that happened now? It was (slightly) before my time but do you have any insight about the reaction then?
(Mark from Milwaukee)
Thank you on WR, Mark. You guys always inspire me. I don't think anyone handled Kekich and Peterson was handled particularly well, the Yankees reaction being to get rid of Kekich. What I'm not clear on is why they felt obligated to tell the public. Seems to me the same thing could have happened and no one needed to have talked about it. There have been similarly complicated stories in baseball (the breakup of Dennis Eckersley's marriage, for example) that didn't become public scandals... I've always thought that the Peterson/Kekich story might make for an interesting film. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of the Cardinals, do you think Chris Perez can cut down his walks and become the closer of the future?
(Trey from San Fran)
I don't think he's ever going to become Dennis Eckersley or anything, and he'll likely drive Cardinals fans insane a few times a year, but everything else about him has me believing that he takes over that role for the Cardinals in 2009. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe! Love the work you do. During class, I just think about baseball (which helps explain my grades last semester). Can you answer this question for me- John Smoltz: Hall of Famer or not?
(Jonathan from Springfield, MO)
Yes. A stronger version of Curt Schilling's case, with a little Dennis Eckersley thrown in. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneAnd back to the well for another one which Steve already touched upon...

Toni (Oakland, CA): (not about this game) Jay I've been thinking a lot about the 1989 A's (20 year anniversary of Loma Prieta) and do you see any of the players from that team making the HoF outside of Rickey? Dave Parker maybe? And do you think Mark McGwire ever get in?

Well, Dennis Eckersley is already in. Parker - I don't see it. His candidacy is like the canned goods at the Kwik-E-Mart: maybe the official expiration date hasn't been reached yet, but everyone's made up their minds pretty firmly on the subject.

McGwire, I think, will eventually be there. It may take 30 years of genetic mutant 80 homer a year guys, and a 20-part Barbara Walters interview, but i think eventually the voters will have enough perspective to tackle the steroids issue with a bit more rationality than they can muster these days.
(Jay Jaffe)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesHow cool is it, that more than 30 years after the start off his big league career, that Dennis Eckersley has the same haircut and mustache? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameWill--I'm watching on TBS using Comcast, and it's just the basic package. Dennis Eckersley's mullet looks incredible in HD. (Marc Normandin)