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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 211 1291.3 78 70 0 3.91 20.1
Birth Date11-24-1967
Height6' 7"
Weight212 lbs
Age51 years, 10 months, 22 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
1989 BAL MLB 6 0 7.3 1 0 0 8 4 3 2 99 9.8 4.9 2.5 3.7 0% .250 1.64 7.20 8.59 108 4.62 111.2 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 21 15 118.7 8 5 0 88 35 65 9 96 6.7 2.7 0.7 4.9 0% .218 1.04 3.57 2.43 103 3.48 81.1 2.4
1991 BAL MLB 21 21 126.3 6 8 0 126 43 85 16 97 9.0 3.1 1.1 6.1 0% .284 1.34 4.25 4.84 106 4.48 103.8 1.1
1992 BAL MLB 35 35 227.0 13 13 0 213 74 158 32 98 8.4 2.9 1.3 6.3 0% .264 1.26 4.32 4.24 107 4.20 101.8 2.1
1993 BAL MLB 34 34 220.3 13 14 0 185 86 171 17 102 7.6 3.5 0.7 7.0 0% .265 1.23 3.68 3.39 89 3.72 80.1 4.7
1994 BAL MLB 24 24 157.3 14 7 0 151 54 94 14 99 8.6 3.1 0.8 5.4 0% .279 1.30 4.22 4.06 100 4.49 90.5 2.5
1995 BAL MLB 14 13 80.0 3 6 0 67 38 62 10 102 7.5 4.3 1.1 7.0 0% .249 1.31 4.75 4.16 105 4.79 98.0 0.9
1996 MIL MLB 35 35 221.3 12 10 0 228 67 146 25 98 9.3 2.7 1.0 5.9 0% .287 1.33 4.38 3.90 98 4.88 96.4 2.9
1997 MIL MLB 21 21 133.0 8 7 0 120 36 110 13 97 8.1 2.4 0.9 7.4 0% .276 1.17 3.68 4.06 86 3.40 70.7 3.6
CareerMLB2111981291.3787001186437894138998.33.01.06.247%.2681.264.113.91994.1990.720.1

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-
1989 BAL MLB AL 6 0 7.3 1 0 0 8 4 3 2 99 9.8 4.9 2.5 3.7 0% .250 1.64 7.20 8.59 108 4.62 111.2
1989 FRD A+ CRL 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 10 0 9 0 10.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 1.11 0.88 2.00 0 0.00 0.0
1990 BAL MLB AL 21 15 118.7 8 5 0 88 35 65 9 96 6.7 2.7 0.7 4.9 0% .218 1.04 3.57 2.43 103 3.48 81.1
1990 HAG AA EAS 3 3 11.0 0 1 0 11 3 15 1 9.0 2.5 0.8 12.3 0% .000 1.27 2.13 6.55 0 0.00 0.0
1990 ROC AAA INT 7 7 44.0 3 3 0 33 21 37 4 6.8 4.3 0.8 7.6 0% .000 1.23 3.85 2.86 0 0.00 0.0
1991 BAL MLB AL 21 21 126.3 6 8 0 126 43 85 16 97 9.0 3.1 1.1 6.1 0% .284 1.34 4.25 4.84 106 4.48 103.8
1991 ROC AAA INT 2 2 7.0 0 1 0 10 5 7 1 12.9 6.4 1.3 9.0 0% .000 2.14 5.10 7.71 0 0.00 0.0
1992 BAL MLB AL 35 35 227.0 13 13 0 213 74 158 32 98 8.4 2.9 1.3 6.3 0% .264 1.26 4.32 4.24 107 4.20 101.8
1993 BAL MLB AL 34 34 220.3 13 14 0 185 86 171 17 102 7.6 3.5 0.7 7.0 0% .265 1.23 3.68 3.39 89 3.72 80.1
1994 BAL MLB AL 24 24 157.3 14 7 0 151 54 94 14 99 8.6 3.1 0.8 5.4 0% .279 1.30 4.22 4.06 100 4.49 90.5
1995 BAL MLB AL 14 13 80.0 3 6 0 67 38 62 10 102 7.5 4.3 1.1 7.0 0% .249 1.31 4.75 4.16 105 4.79 98.0
1995 ROC AAA INT 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 2.4 9.7 0.0 2.4 0% .000 1.35 5.89 2.43 0 0.00 0.0
1996 MIL MLB AL 35 35 221.3 12 10 0 228 67 146 25 98 9.3 2.7 1.0 5.9 0% .287 1.33 4.38 3.90 98 4.88 96.4
1997 MIL MLB AL 21 21 133.0 8 7 0 120 36 110 13 97 8.1 2.4 0.9 7.4 0% .276 1.17 3.68 4.06 86 3.40 70.7

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
1997-07-17 1997-10-16 60-DL 91 72 Right Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1997-07-19 -
1995-07-20 1995-09-19 15-DL 61 58 - Not Disclosed - -
1995-06-17 1995-07-14 15-DL 27 24 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1991-05-23 1991-07-01 15-DL 39 36 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
1991-04-06 1991-04-22 15-DL 16 10 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1990-04-09 1990-05-23 15-DL 44 39 - Abdomen Strain - -

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
2011-06-06 17:00:00 (link to chat)Am I wrong to look at Cole and see Ben McDonald?
(Steve M. from Shady Lane)
Not sure what they have in common other than being good college pitchers and right-handed. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, what do you think are the chances Strasburg makes an appearance in the Natinals starting rotation this year? Is there a precedent for pushing a player into the rotation so soon after the draft?
(Aaron from Boston)
David Clyde with the Rangers in...197x. Publicity stunt, disaster. Ben McDonald might have been a rotation guy in 1989, but instead signed late and made some relief appearances. I can think of relievers, but not starters in anything other than token appearances. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Reading your 'yarn' above about Rice; are there schools out there that are historically brutal on their pitchers and have a track record of their prospects peaking in college due to workload?
(Gavin from Prairie Village, KS)
I actually think a lot of school, including Rice themselves have learned from some mistakes in the past, and you don't so guys get just downright ABUSED (we're looking at you Ben McDonald and Jason Windsor) as much as they used to. By the way, every time I spin that Rice tale, I hear from their alum, and not in a happy way. (Kevin Goldstein)


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