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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
25 858 3801.3 216 216 61 3.75 40.8
Birth Date1-5-1948
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age71 years, 9 months, 13 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
1970 LAN MLB 8 0 17.0 0 0 2 18 11 8 7 101 9.5 5.8 3.7 4.2 0% .208 1.71 9.20 5.29 139 6.51 149.4 -0.3
1971 LAN MLB 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 3 3 4 1 96 6.2 6.2 2.1 8.3 0% .182 1.38 5.77 4.15 96 3.21 82.2 0.1
1972 LAN MLB 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 91 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 0% .333 1.50 2.90 3.38 89 2.84 76.9 0.0
1973 LAN MLB 37 0 71.7 4 2 5 52 45 70 3 97 6.5 5.7 0.4 8.8 0% .265 1.35 3.27 2.76 97 3.49 82.6 1.0
1974 LAN MLB 49 0 96.0 9 4 1 65 40 63 12 94 6.1 3.8 1.1 5.9 0% .196 1.09 4.26 3.75 100 2.95 71.5 1.8
1975 LAN MLB 38 0 61.0 3 7 4 43 34 34 3 95 6.3 5.0 0.4 5.0 0% .214 1.26 4.19 2.95 108 3.87 91.7 0.6
1976 LAN MLB 77 0 142.7 12 8 18 102 77 81 6 95 6.4 4.9 0.4 5.1 0% .224 1.25 3.84 2.21 116 3.73 93.4 1.1
1977 LAN MLB 70 1 127.3 6 12 22 98 70 105 10 98 6.9 4.9 0.7 7.4 0% .245 1.32 3.91 3.32 99 3.68 82.0 1.7
1978 LAN MLB 55 0 93.3 5 5 7 69 48 66 6 98 6.7 4.6 0.6 6.4 0% .238 1.25 3.74 3.28 99 3.25 78.5 1.4
1979 LAN MLB 42 14 151.3 7 5 0 152 66 76 16 99 9.0 3.9 1.0 4.5 0% .274 1.44 4.52 4.76 111 4.23 94.2 1.3
1980 LAN 0 19 1 32.3 1 3 1 37 21 25 4 98 10.3 5.8 1.1 7.0 0% .317 1.79 4.93 5.57 100 2.16 50.3 1.0
1980 TEX 0 16 2 61.3 2 2 0 54 37 47 2 100 7.9 5.4 0.3 6.9 0% .287 1.48 3.60 3.96 108 3.71 86.6 0.7
1981 TEX MLB 21 5 82.0 4 1 1 61 31 69 4 97 6.7 3.4 0.4 7.6 0% .256 1.12 2.73 2.96 78 2.31 57.9 2.2
1982 TEX MLB 34 34 228.0 16 13 0 217 72 128 21 95 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.1 0% .270 1.27 3.79 3.95 102 4.15 96.4 2.4
1983 TEX MLB 34 33 252.0 15 13 0 219 95 152 22 96 7.8 3.4 0.8 5.4 0% .260 1.25 3.90 3.18 97 3.71 85.7 4.1
1984 TEX MLB 36 36 266.0 16 14 0 260 94 164 26 97 8.8 3.2 0.9 5.5 0% .279 1.33 3.94 3.76 103 4.02 94.0 3.2
1985 TEX MLB 34 34 250.3 14 16 0 198 83 141 23 99 7.1 3.0 0.8 5.1 0% .229 1.12 3.88 3.31 107 4.13 94.8 3.3
1986 TEX MLB 33 33 230.3 17 10 0 188 89 146 32 100 7.3 3.5 1.3 5.7 0% .229 1.20 4.60 3.79 111 3.94 88.9 3.7
1987 TEX MLB 40 40 285.3 18 13 0 238 124 223 36 102 7.5 3.9 1.1 7.0 0% .244 1.27 4.44 3.79 105 3.33 70.0 7.7
1988 TEX MLB 34 34 252.0 15 16 0 202 126 174 20 103 7.2 4.5 0.7 6.2 0% .248 1.30 4.11 3.32 109 4.07 97.9 2.8
1989 TEX MLB 30 30 182.0 10 13 0 168 95 94 28 101 8.3 4.7 1.4 4.6 0% .245 1.45 5.47 4.35 129 5.78 139.1 -1.7
1990 TEX MLB 32 32 218.7 12 12 0 190 119 114 24 101 7.8 4.9 1.0 4.7 0% .243 1.41 4.96 4.07 127 5.56 129.5 -1.0
1991 CHA MLB 31 29 199.3 9 10 0 167 94 107 21 101 7.5 4.2 0.9 4.8 0% .234 1.31 4.78 4.02 122 5.26 121.7 0.0
1992 CHA MLB 27 27 176.3 7 12 0 160 66 76 19 97 8.2 3.4 1.0 3.9 0% .242 1.28 4.56 3.93 122 5.06 122.6 -0.2
1993 FLO MLB 34 34 204.3 9 16 0 202 71 126 20 99 8.9 3.1 0.9 5.5 0% .280 1.34 4.17 4.27 102 4.04 87.1 3.6
1994 FLO MLB 21 21 113.7 5 9 0 118 52 65 17 102 9.3 4.1 1.3 5.1 0% .272 1.50 5.50 5.15 117 5.66 114.0 0.4
1980 TOT MLB 35 3 93.7 3 5 1 91 58 72 6 99 8.7 5.6 0.6 6.9 0% .000 1.59 4.06 4.52 105 3.18 74.0 1.7
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Statistics for All Levels

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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-
1970 LAN MLB NL 8 0 17.0 0 0 2 18 11 8 7 101 9.5 5.8 3.7 4.2 0% .208 1.71 9.20 5.29 139 6.51 149.4
1971 LAN MLB NL 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 3 3 4 1 96 6.2 6.2 2.1 8.3 0% .182 1.38 5.77 4.15 96 3.21 82.2
1972 LAN MLB NL 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 91 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 0% .333 1.50 2.90 3.38 89 2.84 76.9
1973 LAN MLB NL 37 0 71.7 4 2 5 52 45 70 3 97 6.5 5.7 0.4 8.8 0% .265 1.35 3.27 2.76 97 3.49 82.6
1974 LAN MLB NL 49 0 96.0 9 4 1 65 40 63 12 94 6.1 3.8 1.1 5.9 0% .196 1.09 4.26 3.75 100 2.95 71.5
1975 LAN MLB NL 38 0 61.0 3 7 4 43 34 34 3 95 6.3 5.0 0.4 5.0 0% .214 1.26 4.19 2.95 108 3.87 91.7
1976 LAN MLB NL 77 0 142.7 12 8 18 102 77 81 6 95 6.4 4.9 0.4 5.1 0% .224 1.25 3.84 2.21 116 3.73 93.4
1977 LAN MLB NL 70 1 127.3 6 12 22 98 70 105 10 98 6.9 4.9 0.7 7.4 0% .245 1.32 3.91 3.32 99 3.68 82.0
1978 LAN MLB NL 55 0 93.3 5 5 7 69 48 66 6 98 6.7 4.6 0.6 6.4 0% .238 1.25 3.74 3.28 99 3.25 78.5
1979 LAN MLB NL 42 14 151.3 7 5 0 152 66 76 16 99 9.0 3.9 1.0 4.5 0% .274 1.44 4.52 4.76 111 4.23 94.2
1980 LAN MLB NL 19 1 32.3 1 3 1 37 21 25 4 98 10.3 5.8 1.1 7.0 0% .317 1.79 4.93 5.57 100 2.16 50.3
1980 TEX MLB AL 16 2 61.3 2 2 0 54 37 47 2 100 7.9 5.4 0.3 6.9 0% .287 1.48 3.60 3.96 108 3.71 86.6
1981 TEX MLB AL 21 5 82.0 4 1 1 61 31 69 4 97 6.7 3.4 0.4 7.6 0% .256 1.12 2.73 2.96 78 2.31 57.9
1982 TEX MLB AL 34 34 228.0 16 13 0 217 72 128 21 95 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.1 0% .270 1.27 3.79 3.95 102 4.15 96.4
1983 TEX MLB AL 34 33 252.0 15 13 0 219 95 152 22 96 7.8 3.4 0.8 5.4 0% .260 1.25 3.90 3.18 97 3.71 85.7
1984 TEX MLB AL 36 36 266.0 16 14 0 260 94 164 26 97 8.8 3.2 0.9 5.5 0% .279 1.33 3.94 3.76 103 4.02 94.0
1985 TEX MLB AL 34 34 250.3 14 16 0 198 83 141 23 99 7.1 3.0 0.8 5.1 0% .229 1.12 3.88 3.31 107 4.13 94.8
1986 TEX MLB AL 33 33 230.3 17 10 0 188 89 146 32 100 7.3 3.5 1.3 5.7 0% .229 1.20 4.60 3.79 111 3.94 88.9
1986 OKL AAA AA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 7 1 3 1 12.6 1.8 1.8 5.4 0% .000 1.60 5.06 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
1987 TEX MLB AL 40 40 285.3 18 13 0 238 124 223 36 102 7.5 3.9 1.1 7.0 0% .244 1.27 4.44 3.79 105 3.33 70.0
1988 TEX MLB AL 34 34 252.0 15 16 0 202 126 174 20 103 7.2 4.5 0.7 6.2 0% .248 1.30 4.11 3.32 109 4.07 97.9
1989 TEX MLB AL 30 30 182.0 10 13 0 168 95 94 28 101 8.3 4.7 1.4 4.6 0% .245 1.45 5.47 4.35 129 5.78 139.1
1990 TEX MLB AL 32 32 218.7 12 12 0 190 119 114 24 101 7.8 4.9 1.0 4.7 0% .243 1.41 4.96 4.07 127 5.56 129.5
1991 CHA MLB AL 31 29 199.3 9 10 0 167 94 107 21 101 7.5 4.2 0.9 4.8 0% .234 1.31 4.78 4.02 122 5.26 121.7
1992 CHA MLB AL 27 27 176.3 7 12 0 160 66 76 19 97 8.2 3.4 1.0 3.9 0% .242 1.28 4.56 3.93 122 5.06 122.6
1993 FLO MLB NL 34 34 204.3 9 16 0 202 71 126 20 99 8.9 3.1 0.9 5.5 0% .280 1.34 4.17 4.27 102 4.04 87.1
1994 FLO MLB NL 21 21 113.7 5 9 0 118 52 65 17 102 9.3 4.1 1.3 5.1 0% .272 1.50 5.50 5.15 117 5.66 114.0

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
1994-07-27 1994-08-11 15-DL 15 14 - Hip Arthritis - -
1991-03-26 1991-04-17 15-DL 22 6 Bilateral Foot Bone Spur Possible Plantar Fasciitis - -
1989-07-20 1989-08-04 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1986-03-26 1986-05-06 41 23 Right Fingers Surgery Little Finger Fracture 1986-03-27 -

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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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)East Coast question from the midwest. Over the second half how far will R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana fall off from their first half performances?
(wauzer from Milwaukee)
Well, I don't think Santana will throw another no-hitter. And I doubt Dickey will throw another one-hitter.

Santana has posted a 5.67 ERA in seven starts since the no-no, and batters are hitting .291/.345/.544 against him over that period. He is better than that, but I think the real concern is workload. How many more innings can he pitch after sitting out all of 2011?

As for Dickey, sometimes knuckleballers have great years. Joe Niekro in 1982. Charlie Hough in 1985. Tim Wakefield in 1995 and 2002. Dickey seems to be having one of those years, as he did in 2010, but with a much higher (and more baffling) strikeout rate. How far will he fall? On the one hand, he has allowed five runs in three of his last four starts, so maybe it's already starting. On the other, he allowed eight in his third start of the year and then went 9-0 with a 1.21 ERA over his next 11. I don't know where his pitches are headed, I don't know where his season is headed. (Geoff Young)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)After last night, I'm really hoping Wakefield has a few more years in him (so he can hold every Red Sox counting stat record besides strikeouts). Are there any recent comps besides Niekro or are we just in uncharted elderly pitcher territory? Also if you can somehow make a BP event happen here in Boston I will buy you all the beer you can drink
(Jack from Beacon Hill)
Charlie Hough? I hope he keeps it up too, he's been one of my favorites through almost all of my baseball fandom.

Not that I need to be bribed, but I'll mention this to the people upstairs, and we'll see what we can do. I will totally hold you to that bribe though, now that you've offered. (Marc Normandin)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it a reach to expect 180 innings from Randy Johnson this year?
(Steve Culver from NY)
Probably. The list of pitchers to throw that many innings at his age is rather short (just five), and he hasn't exactly been Mr. Healthy in the recent past. Most of the pitchers to show any durability at this age were knuckleballers -- of the five seasons I just mentioned, three were by Phil Niekro, one by Charlie Hough, one by Jamie Moyer... The thing with Randy is that he's such a historical outlier, physiologically speaking, that predictions are tough to make. Niekro obviously isn't an acceptable comp. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Red Sox do with Charlie Zink and Jeff Bailey? These guys are putting up obscene numbers down in the international league, but both are past the prospect stage. Even though I fully believe that Zink at least is legit, I can understand that there are other guys in the sox system that look to have brighter careers. Can the Sox get something for these guys, or are they likely to leave as free agents?
(Rob from Brighton)
Zink's interesting, but I suspect it'll have to involve getting dealt as part of a package to a team desperately in need of a starting pitching, even though it would make sense of the Sox to look at him as an mop-up innings sponge (not that they need one) since they've already invested a roster spot in a knuckler-capable backup backstop. Heck, trade him to either Texas team, because I have to think people haven't entirely forgotten Joe Niekro or Charlie Hough.

As for Bailey, he's just the latest guy charged with keeping PawSox fans engaged. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)The old park was just fine to pitch in. Plenty of pitchers were fine there. Ryan, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylor Perry, Ron Darling, Kevin Brown, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Hough, and many others. The new park opened in 1995.
(Ira from North Texas)
Yeah, but they didn't bake any of those guys. They came in as vets (and Ron Darling left as a minor leaguer). Kevin Brown and Kenny Rogers are the only homegrown pitchers of significance in team history. Heck, I'm still waiting for Ed Correa's comeback. (Steven Goldman)


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