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Portrait of Mitch Williams

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 619 691.3 45 58 192 3.65 -0.4
Birth Date11-17-1964
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
Age55 years, 2 months, 9 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 TEX MLB 80 0 98.0 8 6 8 69 79 90 8 101 6.3 7.3 0.7 8.3 0% .247 1.51 4.76 3.58 120 5.27 119.1 -0.2
1987 TEX MLB 85 1 108.7 8 6 6 63 94 129 9 102 5.2 7.8 0.7 10.7 0% .235 1.44 4.35 3.23 105 4.82 101.3 0.7
1988 TEX MLB 67 0 68.0 2 7 18 48 47 61 4 103 6.4 6.2 0.5 8.1 0% .247 1.40 4.12 4.63 116 4.84 116.6 0.0
1989 CHN MLB 76 0 81.7 4 4 36 71 52 67 6 106 7.8 5.7 0.7 7.4 0% .280 1.51 4.17 2.76 114 4.70 113.1 0.0
1990 CHN MLB 59 2 66.3 1 8 16 60 50 55 4 108 8.1 6.8 0.5 7.5 0% .280 1.66 4.24 3.93 122 6.33 147.5 -1.1
1991 PHI MLB 69 0 88.3 12 5 30 56 62 84 4 99 5.7 6.3 0.4 8.6 0% .228 1.34 3.85 2.34 112 4.78 110.8 0.1
1992 PHI MLB 66 0 81.0 5 8 29 69 64 74 4 101 7.7 7.1 0.4 8.2 0% .295 1.64 4.18 3.78 111 4.94 119.8 -0.2
1993 PHI MLB 65 0 62.0 3 7 43 56 44 60 3 100 8.1 6.4 0.4 8.7 0% .308 1.61 3.89 3.34 95 3.88 83.6 1.0
1994 HOU MLB 25 0 20.0 1 4 6 21 24 21 4 96 9.5 10.8 1.8 9.5 0% .304 2.25 7.31 7.65 113 6.43 129.7 -0.2
1995 CAL MLB 20 0 10.7 1 2 0 13 21 9 1 100 11.0 17.7 0.8 7.6 0% .375 3.19 9.13 6.75 137 9.55 195.6 -0.5
1997 KCA MLB 7 0 6.7 0 1 0 11 7 10 2 98 14.9 9.5 2.7 13.5 0% .474 2.70 7.19 10.80 99 3.93 81.7 0.1
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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.
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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-
1982 WAL A- NWN 12 12 58.3 3 4 0 37 72 66 1 5.7 11.1 0.2 10.2 0% .000 1.87 4.66 4.79 0 0.00 0.0
1983 SPO A- NWN 14 14 92.3 7 6 0 84 55 87 4 8.2 5.4 0.4 8.5 0% .000 1.51 4.50 4.49 0 0.00 0.0
1983 RNO A+ CLF 11 11 58.0 1 7 0 58 60 44 1 9.0 9.3 0.2 6.8 0% .000 2.03 4.87 7.14 0 0.00 0.0
1984 RNO A+ CLF 26 26 164.0 9 8 0 163 127 165 11 8.9 7.0 0.6 9.1 0% .000 1.77 3.96 4.99 0 0.00 0.0
1985 SLM A+ CRL 22 21 99.0 6 9 0 57 117 138 6 5.2 10.6 0.5 12.5 0% .000 1.76 4.65 5.45 0 0.00 0.0
1985 TUL AA TXS 6 6 33.0 2 2 0 17 48 37 1 4.6 13.1 0.3 10.1 0% .000 1.97 5.51 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
1986 TEX MLB AL 80 0 98.0 8 6 8 69 79 90 8 101 6.3 7.3 0.7 8.3 0% .247 1.51 4.76 3.58 120 5.27 119.1
1987 TEX MLB AL 85 1 108.7 8 6 6 63 94 129 9 102 5.2 7.8 0.7 10.7 0% .235 1.44 4.35 3.23 105 4.82 101.3
1988 TEX MLB AL 67 0 68.0 2 7 18 48 47 61 4 103 6.4 6.2 0.5 8.1 0% .247 1.40 4.12 4.63 116 4.84 116.6
1989 CHN MLB NL 76 0 81.7 4 4 36 71 52 67 6 106 7.8 5.7 0.7 7.4 0% .280 1.51 4.17 2.76 114 4.70 113.1
1990 CHN MLB NL 59 2 66.3 1 8 16 60 50 55 4 108 8.1 6.8 0.5 7.5 0% .280 1.66 4.24 3.93 122 6.33 147.5
1991 PHI MLB NL 69 0 88.3 12 5 30 56 62 84 4 99 5.7 6.3 0.4 8.6 0% .228 1.34 3.85 2.34 112 4.78 110.8
1992 PHI MLB NL 66 0 81.0 5 8 29 69 64 74 4 101 7.7 7.1 0.4 8.2 0% .295 1.64 4.18 3.78 111 4.94 119.8
1993 PHI MLB NL 65 0 62.0 3 7 43 56 44 60 3 100 8.1 6.4 0.4 8.7 0% .308 1.61 3.89 3.34 95 3.88 83.6
1994 HOU MLB NL 25 0 20.0 1 4 6 21 24 21 4 96 9.5 10.8 1.8 9.5 0% .304 2.25 7.31 7.65 113 6.43 129.7
1995 CAL MLB AL 20 0 10.7 1 2 0 13 21 9 1 100 11.0 17.7 0.8 7.6 0% .375 3.19 9.13 6.75 137 9.55 195.6
1996 CLR A+ FSL 6 0 8.0 0 0 0 10 1 6 0 11.3 1.1 0.0 6.8 0% .000 1.38 2.15 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
1996 SWB AAA INT 9 0 15.0 2 2 0 25 11 15 3 15.0 6.6 1.8 9.0 0% .000 2.40 6.25 10.20 0 0.00 0.0
1997 KCA MLB AL 7 0 6.7 0 1 0 11 7 10 2 98 14.9 9.5 2.7 13.5 0% .474 2.70 7.19 10.80 99 3.93 81.7
1997 OMA AAA AA 3 0 8.7 0 0 0 6 5 8 1 6.2 5.2 1.0 8.3 0% .263 1.26 4.33 2.07 0 0.00 0.0

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
1990-06-12 1990-07-14 32 29 Right Knee Surgery Ligament 1990-06-14 -

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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
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Fort Myers doesn't have homies...lol Yancy! Now how about those pitchers, pitches, n pitching techniques on that sand lot when you were a kid too? It wasn't all about the batting! I loved me some Rob Dibble n Mitch Williams! Great thing you're doing here too Mike! Make A Wish is lucky to know a guy like u...now How many Founders are you in?
(Classberg from Chicago)
My sister-in-law resides in Fort Myers. I asked her if Fort Myers has homies and she said "Who else would I roll with?"

I'm time tripping here, answering a question from the future without answering one from the past.

Fourth Founders over six hours so not much of a buzz going I'm sorry to say. Trying to focus on knocking off the last 41 answers. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)It could be worse. I could be Harold Reynolds or Mitch Williams.
(Brian Kenny from MLB Network)
You are them. You just live in a different household. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why is it that when no players get voted into the Hall of Fame, sabermetrics and sabermetricians get blamed for it? For humor purposes, Mitch Williams of MLB Network blames Ivy League schools like Yale and Harvard as to why stats are bigger factors in scouting, awards and HOF voting. Not sure when exactly going to Yale or Harvard suddenly became a "bad thing." I boils my blood when I hear on sports radio evening shows that "stat geeks" and nerds don't vote in PED users or players that are "very good" and not-so-much all-time greats.
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Is this a thing people are saying? I haven't heard anyone blaming stat geeks and nerds for not electing PED guys. If anything, it tends to be the traditionalists leaving them off their ballots. I'd think Jack Morris was the only candidate who might have been hurt by the increased influence of advanced stats, which I wrote about last week. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why does the MLB Network have so many idiotic former players around, though? Harold Reynolds and Mitch Williams belong in the same bucket - although I have to admit that at least Williams is hilarious while being stupid. Do they just think that the averge fan is that stupid too?
(timber from KC)
You know, I enjoy watching the MLB Network. It was a little hard for me last night to listen to the Costas/Verducci/Rosenthal takes on the Bonds case, but all-in-all I enjoy it. They don't think the average fan is stupid--they think the average fan wants to know what former players have to say about the game, with the assumption that the opinions of former players are the most valid. For many things, they are. Reynolds is going to do a much better job of telling you how to lay down a bunt or how to round third base than I will, f'rinstance. He's also better positioned to talk about things like clubhouse chemistry and performing in a clutch situation. Just don't expect them to be able to articulate the underlying reasons why teams win games (e.g., avoiding outs) or why some players are more valuable than others, and you can get along with MLB Network just fine. Would I rather they also had a constant sabermetric voice on the air? Sure. But I'm not holding my breath. (Ken Funck)
2008-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, Could you refresh us as to why you consider Felix's mechanics to be so bad? I know the Mariners handle him very carefully, but there have been no significant injuries that I'm aware of. Encouraging, no?
(Dr. Mysterio from Chicago)
Wha? Wha? The elbow problems aren't "significant" to you? Hernandez's mechanics are unbelieveably bad. Poor balance, poor pronation, throws his hips open, and is inconsistent. He's been better this year, which I think is a function of his improved physical condition, but the balance -- seeing his head throw to the side and his fall to first base -- is Mitch Williams - level bad. The Mariners have handled him well, but unless he's someone like Frankie Rodriguez, who can just pitch through bad mechanics season after season, he's going to have problems. That said, I wouldn't change him. He's too good when on. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveSingle! Bring on Mitch Williams! (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)It's tradition. Just ask Mitch Williams and Bobby Thigpen. (Christina Kahrl)