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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 470 2591.7 186 117 10 3.51 30.8
Birth Date4-22-1961
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age58 years, 5 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
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
1984 TOR MLB 63 0 62.0 4 5 10 70 32 44 8 97 10.2 4.6 1.2 6.4 0% .310 1.65 4.60 4.65 104 4.50 105.3 0.2
1985 TOR MLB 35 32 212.7 14 6 0 188 50 85 22 98 8.0 2.1 0.9 3.6 0% .238 1.12 4.01 3.00 104 4.37 100.3 2.2
1986 TOR MLB 36 35 232.0 14 11 0 222 74 141 24 101 8.6 2.9 0.9 5.5 0% .276 1.28 3.91 3.57 106 4.85 109.4 1.3
1987 TOR MLB 36 36 261.0 17 8 0 210 66 161 24 99 7.2 2.3 0.8 5.6 0% .238 1.06 3.60 2.76 85 3.61 75.9 6.2
1988 TOR MLB 21 21 131.3 12 5 0 127 30 65 13 101 8.7 2.1 0.9 4.5 0% .260 1.20 3.91 3.29 107 4.76 114.6 0.3
1989 TOR MLB 33 33 216.0 13 14 0 226 27 118 18 96 9.4 1.1 0.8 4.9 0% .289 1.17 3.25 3.88 89 3.76 90.5 3.3
1990 TOR MLB 27 27 154.7 13 7 0 169 22 88 20 104 9.8 1.3 1.2 5.1 0% .295 1.23 3.79 4.25 101 4.48 104.4 1.3
1991 TOR MLB 33 33 209.3 16 12 0 207 44 125 12 100 8.9 1.9 0.5 5.4 0% .281 1.20 3.13 3.05 96 4.10 95.0 2.8
1992 TOR MLB 33 33 216.7 13 13 0 205 59 117 24 101 8.5 2.5 1.0 4.9 0% .260 1.22 4.01 3.53 106 4.56 110.5 1.1
1993 NYA MLB 34 34 236.7 18 6 0 219 43 173 26 99 8.3 1.6 1.0 6.6 0% .274 1.11 3.51 3.00 78 3.21 69.2 6.4
1994 NYA MLB 25 25 168.0 17 4 0 177 52 97 10 103 9.5 2.8 0.5 5.2 0% .305 1.36 3.79 3.27 97 4.95 99.8 1.8
1995 NYA MLB 5 5 30.3 1 2 0 40 6 14 3 103 11.9 1.8 0.9 4.2 0% .333 1.52 4.09 5.64 118 6.31 129.2 -0.1
1996 NYA MLB 30 30 169.3 12 11 0 171 58 116 21 101 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.2 0% .290 1.35 4.55 4.68 100 5.46 107.8 1.2
1997 BAL MLB 34 34 212.3 16 10 0 210 82 141 24 95 8.9 3.5 1.0 6.0 0% .286 1.38 4.51 3.43 107 4.86 101.2 2.3
1998 BAL MLB 25 11 79.3 6 3 0 77 23 53 5 96 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.0 0% .296 1.26 3.68 4.20 98 5.07 105.1 0.6
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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 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-
1982 FLO A SAL 9 9 58.0 5 2 0 59 18 49 10 9.2 2.8 1.6 7.6 0% .000 1.33 4.49 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
1982 MED Rk PIO 5 5 31.3 2 1 0 27 10 25 0 7.8 2.9 0.0 7.2 0% .000 1.18 3.02 2.30 0 0.00 0.0
1983 KNX AA SOU 14 14 101.0 6 5 0 86 40 57 4 7.7 3.6 0.4 5.1 0% .000 1.25 3.35 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
1983 SYR AAA INT 16 15 89.3 4 8 0 87 33 71 14 8.8 3.3 1.4 7.2 0% .000 1.34 4.69 4.13 0 0.00 0.0
1984 TOR MLB AL 63 0 62.0 4 5 10 70 32 44 8 97 10.2 4.6 1.2 6.4 0% .310 1.65 4.60 4.65 104 4.50 105.3
1985 TOR MLB AL 35 32 212.7 14 6 0 188 50 85 22 98 8.0 2.1 0.9 3.6 0% .238 1.12 4.01 3.00 104 4.37 100.3
1986 TOR MLB AL 36 35 232.0 14 11 0 222 74 141 24 101 8.6 2.9 0.9 5.5 0% .276 1.28 3.91 3.57 106 4.85 109.4
1987 TOR MLB AL 36 36 261.0 17 8 0 210 66 161 24 99 7.2 2.3 0.8 5.6 0% .238 1.06 3.60 2.76 85 3.61 75.9
1988 TOR MLB AL 21 21 131.3 12 5 0 127 30 65 13 101 8.7 2.1 0.9 4.5 0% .260 1.20 3.91 3.29 107 4.76 114.6
1988 DUN A+ FSL 4 4 21.3 2 0 0 15 1 11 0 6.3 0.4 0.0 4.6 0% .000 0.75 1.96 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1989 TOR MLB AL 33 33 216.0 13 14 0 226 27 118 18 96 9.4 1.1 0.8 4.9 0% .289 1.17 3.25 3.88 89 3.76 90.5
1990 TOR MLB AL 27 27 154.7 13 7 0 169 22 88 20 104 9.8 1.3 1.2 5.1 0% .295 1.23 3.79 4.25 101 4.48 104.4
1990 DUN A+ FSL 3 3 18.0 2 0 0 21 3 14 0 10.5 1.5 0.0 7.0 0% .000 1.33 2.13 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
1991 TOR MLB AL 33 33 209.3 16 12 0 207 44 125 12 100 8.9 1.9 0.5 5.4 0% .281 1.20 3.13 3.05 96 4.10 95.0
1992 TOR MLB AL 33 33 216.7 13 13 0 205 59 117 24 101 8.5 2.5 1.0 4.9 0% .260 1.22 4.01 3.53 106 4.56 110.5
1993 NYA MLB AL 34 34 236.7 18 6 0 219 43 173 26 99 8.3 1.6 1.0 6.6 0% .274 1.11 3.51 3.00 78 3.21 69.2
1994 NYA MLB AL 25 25 168.0 17 4 0 177 52 97 10 103 9.5 2.8 0.5 5.2 0% .305 1.36 3.79 3.27 97 4.95 99.8
1995 NYA MLB AL 5 5 30.3 1 2 0 40 6 14 3 103 11.9 1.8 0.9 4.2 0% .333 1.52 4.09 5.64 118 6.31 129.2
1996 NYA MLB AL 30 30 169.3 12 11 0 171 58 116 21 101 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.2 0% .290 1.35 4.55 4.68 100 5.46 107.8
1996 TAM A+ FSL 2 2 13.0 0 0 0 10 1 11 1 6.9 0.7 0.7 7.6 0% .000 0.85 2.81 2.77 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BAL MLB AL 34 34 212.3 16 10 0 210 82 141 24 95 8.9 3.5 1.0 6.0 0% .286 1.38 4.51 3.43 107 4.86 101.2
1998 BAL MLB AL 25 11 79.3 6 3 0 77 23 53 5 96 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.0 0% .296 1.26 3.68 4.20 98 5.07 105.1
1998 FRD A+ CRL 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 4 2 6 2 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 0% -.200 1.00 6.66 3.00 0 0.00 0.0

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
1998-05-21 1998-07-30 60-DL 70 62 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
1996-06-11 1996-06-26 15-DL 15 15 - Not Disclosed - -
1996-05-16 1996-05-31 15-DL 15 12 - Not Disclosed - -
1995-05-17 1995-10-02 60-DL 138 127 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 1995-07-05 -
1990-05-23 1990-06-22 15-DL 30 27 - Not Disclosed - -
1989-10-24 1989-10-24 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1989-10-24 -
1989-08-04 1989-08-19 15-DL 15 14 Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -
1988-04-15 1988-06-29 75 68 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1988-05-04 -

Compensation

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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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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your writing, Christina -- you're the reason I started subscribing to BP last year! Rauch aside, it seems like the trade price for relievers it too damn high while the return is too damn variable. Why don't you see more teams trying to convert their best pitching prospects into half-season relievers (i.e., Chamberlain and Masterson)? Or are a lot of them doing it and I'm just too far on the East Coast to notice it?
(Dan from (Newton, MA))
Thank you Dan, I'll hope to live up to that commitment. It can be too high, yes, and yes, I'd like to see more in-season conversions of that type. Steven would tell you a Stengel story about how Casey would pick his best arms and run with, but so too would Earl Weaver, or Bobby Cox (take a look at Jimmy Key's rookie season) or Gene Mauch (ditto, but with Chuck Finley). The more you let yourself get zombified by our contemporary fixation on role-playing, the more you become the creature of that habit. (Christina Kahrl)


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