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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 524 3197.3 200 173 0 3.85 49.9
Birth Date11-26-1962
Height6' 6"
Weight220 lbs
Age56 years, 11 months, 24 days
BatsL
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.
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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
1986 CAL MLB 25 0 46.3 3 1 0 40 23 37 2 93 7.8 4.5 0.4 7.2 0% .281 1.36 3.30 3.30 95 3.32 74.9 0.9
1987 CAL MLB 35 3 90.7 2 7 0 102 43 63 7 96 10.1 4.3 0.7 6.3 0% .329 1.60 3.99 4.67 106 4.93 103.5 0.5
1988 CAL MLB 31 31 194.3 9 15 0 191 82 111 15 96 8.8 3.8 0.7 5.1 0% .285 1.40 4.03 4.17 112 5.33 128.2 -0.8
1989 CAL MLB 29 29 199.7 16 9 0 171 82 156 13 97 7.7 3.7 0.6 7.0 0% .275 1.27 3.39 2.57 97 3.93 94.6 2.6
1990 CAL MLB 32 32 236.0 18 9 0 210 81 177 17 97 8.0 3.1 0.6 6.8 0% .282 1.23 3.29 2.40 89 4.04 94.0 3.2
1991 CAL MLB 34 34 227.3 18 9 0 205 101 171 23 95 8.1 4.0 0.9 6.8 0% .279 1.35 4.15 3.80 104 4.76 110.3 1.3
1992 CAL MLB 31 31 204.3 7 12 0 212 98 124 24 98 9.3 4.3 1.1 5.5 0% .296 1.52 4.58 3.96 119 6.04 146.4 -2.7
1993 CAL MLB 35 35 251.3 16 14 0 243 82 187 22 98 8.7 2.9 0.8 6.7 0% .288 1.29 3.69 3.15 94 3.99 86.0 4.6
1994 CAL MLB 25 25 183.3 10 10 0 178 71 148 21 98 8.7 3.5 1.0 7.3 0% .296 1.36 4.28 4.32 101 4.73 95.3 2.4
1995 CAL MLB 32 32 203.0 15 12 0 192 93 195 20 100 8.5 4.1 0.9 8.6 0% .304 1.40 3.97 4.21 86 3.19 65.4 5.9
1996 CAL MLB 35 35 238.0 15 16 0 241 94 215 27 99 9.1 3.6 1.0 8.1 0% .310 1.41 4.23 4.16 90 4.29 84.6 4.6
1997 ANA MLB 25 25 164.0 13 6 0 152 65 155 20 97 8.3 3.6 1.1 8.5 0% .297 1.32 4.12 4.23 91 3.46 72.0 4.3
1998 ANA MLB 34 34 223.3 11 9 0 210 109 212 20 95 8.5 4.4 0.8 8.5 0% .302 1.43 4.03 3.39 93 4.13 85.5 4.3
1999 ANA MLB 33 33 213.3 12 11 0 197 94 200 23 96 8.3 4.0 1.0 8.4 0% .296 1.36 4.15 4.43 84 3.24 63.0 6.9
2000 CLE MLB 34 34 218.0 16 11 0 211 101 189 23 91 8.7 4.2 0.9 7.8 0% .303 1.43 4.27 4.17 85 4.21 81.0 4.8
2001 CLE MLB 22 22 113.7 8 7 0 131 35 96 14 101 10.4 2.8 1.1 7.6 0% .336 1.46 3.98 5.54 84 4.11 85.2 2.1
2002 CLE 0 18 18 105.3 4 11 0 114 48 91 6 100 9.7 4.1 0.5 7.8 0% .345 1.54 3.43 4.44 81 3.25 69.8 2.8
2002 SLN 0 14 14 85.3 7 4 0 69 30 83 7 102 7.3 3.2 0.7 8.8 0% .270 1.16 3.08 3.80 81 3.37 72.2 2.1
2002 TOT MLB 32 32 190.7 11 15 0 183 78 174 13 101 8.6 3.7 0.6 8.2 0% .000 1.37 3.27 4.15 81 3.30 70.9 4.9
CareerMLB5244673197.32001730306913322610304978.63.70.97.348%.2971.383.953.85954.2091.249.9

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-
1985 SLO A- NWN 18 0 29.0 3 1 5 34 10 32 1 10.6 3.1 0.3 9.9 0% .000 1.52 2.79 4.66 0 0.00 0.0
1986 CAL MLB AL 25 0 46.3 3 1 0 40 23 37 2 93 7.8 4.5 0.4 7.2 0% .281 1.36 3.30 3.30 95 3.32 74.9
1986 QUD A MDW 10 0 12.0 1 0 6 4 3 16 0 3.0 2.3 0.0 12.0 0% .000 0.58 1.18 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1987 CAL MLB AL 35 3 90.7 2 7 0 102 43 63 7 96 10.1 4.3 0.7 6.3 0% .329 1.60 3.99 4.67 106 4.93 103.5
1988 CAL MLB AL 31 31 194.3 9 15 0 191 82 111 15 96 8.8 3.8 0.7 5.1 0% .285 1.40 4.03 4.17 112 5.33 128.2
1989 CAL MLB AL 29 29 199.7 16 9 0 171 82 156 13 97 7.7 3.7 0.6 7.0 0% .275 1.27 3.39 2.57 97 3.93 94.6
1990 CAL MLB AL 32 32 236.0 18 9 0 210 81 177 17 97 8.0 3.1 0.6 6.8 0% .282 1.23 3.29 2.40 89 4.04 94.0
1991 CAL MLB AL 34 34 227.3 18 9 0 205 101 171 23 95 8.1 4.0 0.9 6.8 0% .279 1.35 4.15 3.80 104 4.76 110.3
1992 CAL MLB AL 31 31 204.3 7 12 0 212 98 124 24 98 9.3 4.3 1.1 5.5 0% .296 1.52 4.58 3.96 119 6.04 146.4
1993 CAL MLB AL 35 35 251.3 16 14 0 243 82 187 22 98 8.7 2.9 0.8 6.7 0% .288 1.29 3.69 3.15 94 3.99 86.0
1994 CAL MLB AL 25 25 183.3 10 10 0 178 71 148 21 98 8.7 3.5 1.0 7.3 0% .296 1.36 4.28 4.32 101 4.73 95.3
1995 CAL MLB AL 32 32 203.0 15 12 0 192 93 195 20 100 8.5 4.1 0.9 8.6 0% .304 1.40 3.97 4.21 86 3.19 65.4
1996 CAL MLB AL 35 35 238.0 15 16 0 241 94 215 27 99 9.1 3.6 1.0 8.1 0% .310 1.41 4.23 4.16 90 4.29 84.6
1997 ANA MLB AL 25 25 164.0 13 6 0 152 65 155 20 97 8.3 3.6 1.1 8.5 0% .297 1.32 4.12 4.23 91 3.46 72.0
1997 LEL A+ CLF 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 5 4 12 0 5.0 4.0 0.0 12.0 0% .250 1.00 2.17 2.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 ANA MLB AL 34 34 223.3 11 9 0 210 109 212 20 95 8.5 4.4 0.8 8.5 0% .302 1.43 4.03 3.39 93 4.13 85.5
1999 ANA MLB AL 33 33 213.3 12 11 0 197 94 200 23 96 8.3 4.0 1.0 8.4 0% .296 1.36 4.15 4.43 84 3.24 63.0
2000 CLE MLB AL 34 34 218.0 16 11 0 211 101 189 23 91 8.7 4.2 0.9 7.8 0% .303 1.43 4.27 4.17 85 4.21 81.0
2001 CLE MLB AL 22 22 113.7 8 7 0 131 35 96 14 101 10.4 2.8 1.1 7.6 0% .336 1.46 3.98 5.54 84 4.11 85.2
2001 AKR AA EAS 2 2 11.0 1 1 0 7 2 11 0 5.7 1.6 0.0 9.0 0% -.538 0.82 1.75 0.82 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CLE MLB AL 18 18 105.3 4 11 0 114 48 91 6 100 9.7 4.1 0.5 7.8 0% .345 1.54 3.43 4.44 81 3.25 69.8
2002 SLN MLB NL 14 14 85.3 7 4 0 69 30 83 7 102 7.3 3.2 0.7 8.8 0% .270 1.16 3.08 3.80 81 3.37 72.2

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
2001-06-26 2001-08-09 60-DL 44 40 - Neck Spasms -
2001-05-29 2001-06-20 15-DL 22 19 - Neck Spasms - -
1997-08-20 1997-09-29 60-DL 40 37 Left Wrist Sprain - -
1997-04-02 1997-04-15 15-DL 13 11 Right Face Fracture Orbital Bone - -
1992-04-07 1992-04-22 15-DL 15 14 Left Hyperextension Big Toe - -
1991-12-05 1991-12-05 Off 0 0 Left Surgery Big Toe 1991-12-05 -
1989-08-22 1989-09-15 15-DL 24 22 Left Foot Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 CLE $7,911,948
2001 CLE $9,666,667
2000 CLE $8,666,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$26,245,282
3 yrTotal$26,245,282

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 134 d3 yr/$27M (00-02)

Details
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/02
  • STL p/u $1.5M of 02 salary
  • signed as a free agent from AN after 99

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
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)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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