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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 457 2697.7 171 139 6 4.08 25.7
Birth Date6-21-1956
Height6' 7"
Weight215 lbs
Age63 years, 4 months, 2 days
BatsL
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
1976 LAN MLB 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 89 3.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 0% .154 0.60 2.04 0.00 93 3.01 75.3 0.1
1978 LAN MLB 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 92 10.8 5.4 0.0 0.0 0% .286 1.80 6.22 0.00 101 3.81 92.0 0.0
1979 LAN MLB 39 30 242.0 17 10 0 217 97 117 16 101 8.1 3.6 0.6 4.4 0% .256 1.30 3.81 3.46 110 4.01 89.1 3.2
1980 LAN MLB 42 10 110.0 3 9 5 122 55 59 10 97 10.0 4.5 0.8 4.8 0% .306 1.61 4.37 5.56 110 3.86 89.9 1.2
1981 LAN MLB 14 6 47.0 2 2 0 41 20 16 5 95 7.9 3.8 1.0 3.1 0% .234 1.30 4.77 4.02 109 4.64 116.0 0.0
1982 CLE MLB 34 27 216.0 14 8 1 174 98 142 16 100 7.3 4.1 0.7 5.9 0% .252 1.26 3.74 2.96 108 4.32 100.3 1.8
1983 CLE MLB 36 35 243.3 17 11 0 251 102 160 23 101 9.3 3.8 0.9 5.9 0% .296 1.45 4.05 4.29 105 4.84 111.8 0.7
1984 CHN 0 20 20 150.3 16 1 0 123 39 155 9 103 7.4 2.3 0.5 9.3 0% .286 1.08 2.30 2.69 71 3.26 76.2 3.2
1984 CLE 0 15 15 94.3 4 5 0 111 46 58 7 99 10.6 4.4 0.7 5.5 0% .330 1.66 4.00 5.15 88 3.41 79.7 1.9
1985 CHN MLB 20 20 130.0 8 8 0 119 44 102 12 101 8.2 3.0 0.8 7.1 0% .276 1.25 3.33 3.18 88 2.92 67.1 3.5
1986 CHN MLB 28 27 176.7 5 14 0 166 96 122 18 110 8.5 4.9 0.9 6.2 0% .281 1.48 4.33 4.64 110 4.80 108.4 1.1
1987 CHN MLB 34 34 237.3 18 10 0 223 106 174 24 106 8.5 4.0 0.9 6.6 0% .283 1.39 4.10 3.68 96 4.25 89.3 4.1
1988 CHN MLB 32 32 226.0 13 14 0 232 70 144 18 102 9.2 2.8 0.7 5.7 0% .296 1.34 3.42 3.86 94 3.76 90.5 3.4
1989 CHN MLB 35 34 229.0 16 11 0 202 69 153 18 105 7.9 2.7 0.7 6.0 0% .264 1.18 3.27 3.66 88 2.98 71.6 5.6
1990 CHN MLB 5 5 21.3 0 2 0 25 12 7 2 105 10.5 5.1 0.8 3.0 0% .303 1.73 5.05 5.91 122 6.78 157.9 -0.4
1991 CHN MLB 19 18 96.7 6 5 0 96 45 52 4 106 8.9 4.2 0.4 4.8 0% .287 1.46 3.65 4.10 109 4.83 111.8 0.5
1992 BAL MLB 36 36 237.3 16 15 0 251 74 109 20 97 9.5 2.8 0.8 4.1 0% .286 1.37 3.98 4.47 112 4.86 117.7 0.3
1993 BAL MLB 29 28 166.0 10 10 0 212 74 80 23 102 11.5 4.0 1.2 4.3 0% .326 1.72 5.27 5.75 125 7.07 152.5 -2.7
1994 SLN MLB 16 14 67.7 6 4 0 93 32 26 11 99 12.4 4.3 1.5 3.5 0% .331 1.85 5.91 6.52 128 8.30 167.3 -1.7
1984 TOT MLB 35 35 244.7 20 6 0 234 85 213 16 101 8.6 3.1 0.6 7.8 0% .000 1.30 2.96 3.64 78 3.32 77.6 5.1
CareerMLB4573922697.717113962662108116792361028.93.60.85.645%.2851.393.914.081034.38100.125.7

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-
1976 LAN MLB NL 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 89 3.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 0% .154 0.60 2.04 0.00 93 3.01 75.3
1978 LAN MLB NL 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 92 10.8 5.4 0.0 0.0 0% .286 1.80 6.22 0.00 101 3.81 92.0
1979 LAN MLB NL 39 30 242.0 17 10 0 217 97 117 16 101 8.1 3.6 0.6 4.4 0% .256 1.30 3.81 3.46 110 4.01 89.1
1980 LAN MLB NL 42 10 110.0 3 9 5 122 55 59 10 97 10.0 4.5 0.8 4.8 0% .306 1.61 4.37 5.56 110 3.86 89.9
1981 LAN MLB NL 14 6 47.0 2 2 0 41 20 16 5 95 7.9 3.8 1.0 3.1 0% .234 1.30 4.77 4.02 109 4.64 116.0
1982 CLE MLB AL 34 27 216.0 14 8 1 174 98 142 16 100 7.3 4.1 0.7 5.9 0% .252 1.26 3.74 2.96 108 4.32 100.3
1983 CLE MLB AL 36 35 243.3 17 11 0 251 102 160 23 101 9.3 3.8 0.9 5.9 0% .296 1.45 4.05 4.29 105 4.84 111.8
1984 CHN MLB NL 20 20 150.3 16 1 0 123 39 155 9 103 7.4 2.3 0.5 9.3 0% .286 1.08 2.30 2.69 71 3.26 76.2
1984 CLE MLB AL 15 15 94.3 4 5 0 111 46 58 7 99 10.6 4.4 0.7 5.5 0% .330 1.66 4.00 5.15 88 3.41 79.7
1985 CHN MLB NL 20 20 130.0 8 8 0 119 44 102 12 101 8.2 3.0 0.8 7.1 0% .276 1.25 3.33 3.18 88 2.92 67.1
1986 CHN MLB NL 28 27 176.7 5 14 0 166 96 122 18 110 8.5 4.9 0.9 6.2 0% .281 1.48 4.33 4.64 110 4.80 108.4
1987 CHN MLB NL 34 34 237.3 18 10 0 223 106 174 24 106 8.5 4.0 0.9 6.6 0% .283 1.39 4.10 3.68 96 4.25 89.3
1988 CHN MLB NL 32 32 226.0 13 14 0 232 70 144 18 102 9.2 2.8 0.7 5.7 0% .296 1.34 3.42 3.86 94 3.76 90.5
1989 CHN MLB NL 35 34 229.0 16 11 0 202 69 153 18 105 7.9 2.7 0.7 6.0 0% .264 1.18 3.27 3.66 88 2.98 71.6
1990 CHN MLB NL 5 5 21.3 0 2 0 25 12 7 2 105 10.5 5.1 0.8 3.0 0% .303 1.73 5.05 5.91 122 6.78 157.9
1991 CHN MLB NL 19 18 96.7 6 5 0 96 45 52 4 106 8.9 4.2 0.4 4.8 0% .287 1.46 3.65 4.10 109 4.83 111.8
1992 BAL MLB AL 36 36 237.3 16 15 0 251 74 109 20 97 9.5 2.8 0.8 4.1 0% .286 1.37 3.98 4.47 112 4.86 117.7
1993 BAL MLB AL 29 28 166.0 10 10 0 212 74 80 23 102 11.5 4.0 1.2 4.3 0% .326 1.72 5.27 5.75 125 7.07 152.5
1994 SLN MLB NL 16 14 67.7 6 4 0 93 32 26 11 99 12.4 4.3 1.5 3.5 0% .331 1.85 5.91 6.52 128 8.30 167.3

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
1994-07-23 1994-08-11 60-DL 19 18 - Not Disclosed - -
1994-04-26 1994-05-25 15-DL 29 25 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1993-08-23 1993-09-21 15-DL 29 26 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1993-08-24 -
1991-05-30 1991-08-06 15-DL 68 58 Right Shoulder Weakness - -
1991-03-26 1991-04-18 15-DL 23 9 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1990-03-31 1990-08-29 60-DL 151 127 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1990-05-07 -
1988-05-20 1988-06-11 22 20 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1986-06-30 1986-08-03 34 29 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1985-07-29 1985-09-27 60 56 Right Shoulder - -
1985-07-03 1985-07-23 15-DL 20 17 - Groin Strain - -
1985-05-20 1985-06-07 18 15 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1981-08-14 1981-09-15 32 30 - Foot Soreness - -

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)did you watch the futures game? Who were some of the players that impressed you the most?
(Brian from Worcester)
I was only able to catch a few innings as I had some stuff come up. Profar looks amazing, Bethancourt has a howitzer for an arm behind the plate, Gose is an incredible athlete, and Rick Sutcliffe really sucks at commentating. (Jason Collette)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to how to build a team, maybe Casserly is better than Millen on TV. When it comes to talking about actually playing football, though (which Millen did), why should he be such a pariah? Dan Marino holds a lot of records. He still can't construct a sentence. Orel Hershiser...great pitcher, great analyst. Rick Sutcliffe, damn good pitcher, damn bad analyst.
(ekanenh from Capital City)
I'll agree here -- I was railing against the idea that a guy THAT bad could tell us much, but you make a great point about presentation, which is why we have Steve Phillips. I'd like to think it was a meritocracy, but it's not. (Will Carroll)
2008-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)6 weeks later, was the Cubs pickup of Harden as good if not better than CC Sabathia? Will only the playoff results determine this?
(Gray from Chicago)
It is remarkable how well each pitcher has done. In terms of SNLVAR, Sabathia's at 3.7 in 10 starts for the Brewers, and Harden at 2.4 in eight, so Sabathia has the edge. Here's a question: if Sabathia keeps going at his current pace, and the Brewers win the wild card, or even the division, does he get Cy Young/MVP consideration? It's amazing the parallel that can be drawn to Rick Sutcliffe, who was traded from the Indians to the Cubs midway through 1984 and won the Cy after going 16-1 with his new team. It's not going to happen this year, in all likelihood, but it is fun to think that Sabathia could possibly repeat that. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Bryan, A few friends are wondering about Phillipe Aumont. We had a chance to see him play and he was in a class by himself. You compared him to Rick Sutcliffe, do you still like the comparison? Would you put him into a future 'ace' type, or more a #2-3. merci.
(Marco from Drumondville QC)
Did I ever compare him to Sutcliffe? That might have been KG, but I don't dislike it. I saw Aumont at the East Coast Showcase when he was in high school, and he was my favorite player at the event. Period. His size, his projectablity, his potential are all top notch. He has ace in his ceiling potential, but there's a lot to overcome, first. (Bryan Smith)


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