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Portrait of Bob Welch

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 506 3092 211 146 8 3.47 51.2
Birth Date11-3-1956
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age62 years, 11 months, 14 days
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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
1978 LAN MLB 23 13 111.3 7 4 3 92 26 66 6 97 7.4 2.1 0.5 5.3 0% .253 1.06 2.86 2.02 90 2.87 69.2 2.5
1979 LAN MLB 25 12 81.3 5 6 5 82 32 64 7 99 9.1 3.5 0.8 7.1 0% .309 1.40 3.52 3.98 88 3.48 77.4 1.5
1980 LAN MLB 32 32 213.7 14 9 0 190 79 141 15 98 8.0 3.3 0.6 5.9 0% .269 1.26 3.48 3.29 96 2.87 67.0 5.3
1981 LAN MLB 23 23 141.3 9 5 0 141 41 88 11 97 9.0 2.6 0.7 5.6 0% .284 1.29 3.37 3.44 87 3.34 83.5 2.4
1982 LAN MLB 36 36 235.7 16 11 0 199 81 176 19 95 7.6 3.1 0.7 6.7 0% .263 1.19 3.39 3.36 83 2.68 62.3 6.6
1983 LAN MLB 31 31 204.0 15 12 0 164 72 156 13 95 7.2 3.2 0.6 6.9 0% .259 1.16 3.07 2.65 83 2.93 67.5 5.3
1984 LAN MLB 31 29 178.7 13 13 0 191 58 126 11 93 9.6 2.9 0.6 6.3 0% .314 1.39 3.18 3.78 84 3.44 80.5 3.5
1985 LAN MLB 23 23 167.3 14 4 0 141 35 96 16 85 7.6 1.9 0.9 5.2 0% .239 1.05 3.44 2.31 85 2.84 65.2 4.7
1986 LAN MLB 33 33 235.7 7 13 0 227 55 183 14 93 8.7 2.1 0.5 7.0 0% .295 1.20 2.75 3.28 72 2.81 63.3 7.0
1987 LAN MLB 35 35 251.7 15 9 0 204 86 196 21 91 7.3 3.1 0.8 7.0 0% .254 1.15 3.46 3.22 80 3.11 65.3 7.5
1988 OAK MLB 36 36 244.7 17 9 0 237 81 158 22 93 8.7 3.0 0.8 5.8 0% .282 1.30 3.81 3.64 99 3.80 91.6 3.5
1989 OAK MLB 33 33 209.7 17 8 0 191 78 137 13 94 8.2 3.3 0.6 5.9 0% .274 1.28 3.54 3.00 98 3.69 88.9 3.4
1990 OAK MLB 35 35 238.0 27 6 0 214 77 127 26 94 8.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 0% .253 1.22 4.18 2.95 105 3.54 82.6 4.6
1991 OAK MLB 35 35 220.0 12 13 0 220 91 101 25 96 9.0 3.7 1.0 4.1 0% .270 1.41 4.85 4.58 123 6.48 150.0 -3.2
1992 OAK MLB 20 20 123.7 11 7 0 114 43 47 13 98 8.3 3.1 0.9 3.4 0% .248 1.27 4.48 3.27 123 5.43 131.6 -0.7
1993 OAK MLB 30 28 166.7 9 11 0 208 56 63 25 96 11.2 3.0 1.4 3.4 0% .308 1.58 5.32 5.29 117 6.41 138.2 -1.5
1994 OAK MLB 25 8 68.7 3 6 0 79 43 44 10 97 10.4 5.6 1.3 5.8 0% .304 1.78 5.73 7.08 122 7.14 143.9 -1.0
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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-
1978 LAN MLB NL 23 13 111.3 7 4 3 92 26 66 6 97 7.4 2.1 0.5 5.3 0% .253 1.06 2.86 2.02 90 2.87 69.2
1979 LAN MLB NL 25 12 81.3 5 6 5 82 32 64 7 99 9.1 3.5 0.8 7.1 0% .309 1.40 3.52 3.98 88 3.48 77.4
1980 LAN MLB NL 32 32 213.7 14 9 0 190 79 141 15 98 8.0 3.3 0.6 5.9 0% .269 1.26 3.48 3.29 96 2.87 67.0
1981 LAN MLB NL 23 23 141.3 9 5 0 141 41 88 11 97 9.0 2.6 0.7 5.6 0% .284 1.29 3.37 3.44 87 3.34 83.5
1982 LAN MLB NL 36 36 235.7 16 11 0 199 81 176 19 95 7.6 3.1 0.7 6.7 0% .263 1.19 3.39 3.36 83 2.68 62.3
1983 LAN MLB NL 31 31 204.0 15 12 0 164 72 156 13 95 7.2 3.2 0.6 6.9 0% .259 1.16 3.07 2.65 83 2.93 67.5
1984 LAN MLB NL 31 29 178.7 13 13 0 191 58 126 11 93 9.6 2.9 0.6 6.3 0% .314 1.39 3.18 3.78 84 3.44 80.5
1985 LAN MLB NL 23 23 167.3 14 4 0 141 35 96 16 85 7.6 1.9 0.9 5.2 0% .239 1.05 3.44 2.31 85 2.84 65.2
1985 VRO A+ FSL 3 3 17.0 0 0 0 15 1 9 0 7.9 0.5 0.0 4.8 0% .000 0.94 1.94 2.12 0 0.00 0.0
1986 LAN MLB NL 33 33 235.7 7 13 0 227 55 183 14 93 8.7 2.1 0.5 7.0 0% .295 1.20 2.75 3.28 72 2.81 63.3
1987 LAN MLB NL 35 35 251.7 15 9 0 204 86 196 21 91 7.3 3.1 0.8 7.0 0% .254 1.15 3.46 3.22 80 3.11 65.3
1988 OAK MLB AL 36 36 244.7 17 9 0 237 81 158 22 93 8.7 3.0 0.8 5.8 0% .282 1.30 3.81 3.64 99 3.80 91.6
1989 OAK MLB AL 33 33 209.7 17 8 0 191 78 137 13 94 8.2 3.3 0.6 5.9 0% .274 1.28 3.54 3.00 98 3.69 88.9
1990 OAK MLB AL 35 35 238.0 27 6 0 214 77 127 26 94 8.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 0% .253 1.22 4.18 2.95 105 3.54 82.6
1991 OAK MLB AL 35 35 220.0 12 13 0 220 91 101 25 96 9.0 3.7 1.0 4.1 0% .270 1.41 4.85 4.58 123 6.48 150.0
1992 OAK MLB AL 20 20 123.7 11 7 0 114 43 47 13 98 8.3 3.1 0.9 3.4 0% .248 1.27 4.48 3.27 123 5.43 131.6
1993 OAK MLB AL 30 28 166.7 9 11 0 208 56 63 25 96 11.2 3.0 1.4 3.4 0% .308 1.58 5.32 5.29 117 6.41 138.2
1994 OAK MLB AL 25 8 68.7 3 6 0 79 43 44 10 97 10.4 5.6 1.3 5.8 0% .304 1.78 5.73 7.08 122 7.14 143.9

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
1993-08-08 1993-08-24 15-DL 16 15 Right Wrist Contusion - -
1992-08-08 1992-09-13 15-DL 36 33 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-05-27 1992-06-14 15-DL 18 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-04-06 1992-05-02 15-DL 26 23 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis - -
1989-06-13 1989-06-30 17 16 - Groin Strain - -
1985-04-23 1985-06-05 43 37 Right Elbow Sprain Ligament - -

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
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Piggy-backing on Bill (New Mexico)'s question. Do you think Morris' late-career overlap with Clemens affect his balloting? Which if any of the following contemporary pitchers would you rank as "better" or "about equal to" Morris' career or peak performance? David Cone, Dennis Martinez, Saberhagen, Steib, Tanana, Bob Welch. Any others who stick out in your mind as "about equal?"
(BR from NYC)
I feel that Dennis Martinez and Dave Stieb were better pitchers than Morris. Saberhagen would have been the best of the group were it not for injuries. (Dan Evans)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I would have liked it for the Twins, but admittedly, that's because I was already a big fan of Kevin Tapani, who as an A's fan I lamented having to give up in the Bob Welch trade. It was a good trade for both teams, though, if you look at it from the perspective of anticipated value versus already-obvious value. (Christina Kahrl)