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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 518 3432 209 166 6 2.95 76.7
Birth Date7-23-1936
Height6' 5"
Weight190 lbs
Age83 years, 2 months, 1 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
1956 BRO MLB 25 12 99.0 5 5 0 95 31 55 9 85 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.0 0% .273 1.27 3.34 2.64 95 3.63 80.9 1.8
1957 BRO MLB 34 29 221.0 17 9 0 197 61 148 17 107 8.0 2.5 0.7 6.0 0% .265 1.17 3.10 2.69 83 3.32 77.5 4.5
1958 LAN MLB 44 29 211.7 12 13 0 214 72 131 21 114 9.1 3.1 0.9 5.6 0% .286 1.35 3.78 4.17 110 5.42 125.5 -0.9
1959 LAN MLB 44 36 270.7 17 13 2 237 93 242 26 105 7.9 3.1 0.9 8.0 0% .277 1.22 3.31 3.46 82 2.76 62.4 7.7
1960 LAN MLB 41 36 269.0 15 14 2 214 72 246 27 89 7.2 2.4 0.9 8.2 0% .257 1.06 3.04 2.84 75 2.81 65.1 7.2
1961 LAN MLB 40 37 244.0 13 10 0 236 83 182 29 99 8.7 3.1 1.1 6.7 0% .282 1.31 3.99 3.69 96 4.32 94.4 2.9
1962 LAN MLB 43 41 314.3 25 9 1 272 78 232 21 96 7.8 2.2 0.6 6.6 0% .265 1.11 2.96 2.83 73 2.69 59.9 9.5
1963 LAN MLB 42 42 315.3 19 17 0 287 57 251 25 90 8.2 1.6 0.7 7.2 0% .284 1.09 2.57 2.63 72 2.44 61.7 8.7
1964 LAN MLB 40 40 321.3 18 16 0 242 68 237 15 90 6.8 1.9 0.4 6.6 0% .243 0.96 2.61 2.18 75 1.87 46.2 11.6
1965 LAN MLB 44 42 308.3 23 12 1 270 66 210 30 91 7.9 1.9 0.9 6.1 0% .254 1.09 3.30 2.77 87 2.51 62.9 8.3
1966 LAN MLB 40 40 273.7 13 16 0 279 45 177 21 92 9.2 1.5 0.7 5.8 0% .295 1.18 3.06 3.42 81 3.15 78.8 5.2
1967 LAN MLB 38 38 282.0 13 16 0 269 60 196 19 92 8.6 1.9 0.6 6.3 0% .288 1.17 2.87 2.74 79 2.93 77.8 5.2
1968 LAN MLB 31 31 239.0 14 12 0 201 56 155 11 83 7.6 2.1 0.4 5.8 0% .264 1.08 2.70 2.15 85 2.34 68.3 5.2
1969 LAN MLB 12 12 62.7 5 4 0 71 13 24 9 96 10.2 1.9 1.3 3.4 0% .283 1.34 4.48 4.45 109 5.05 123.5 -0.3
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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-
1956 BRO MLB NL 25 12 99.0 5 5 0 95 31 55 9 85 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.0 0% .273 1.27 3.34 2.64 95 3.63 80.9
1957 BRO MLB NL 34 29 221.0 17 9 0 197 61 148 17 107 8.0 2.5 0.7 6.0 0% .265 1.17 3.10 2.69 83 3.32 77.5
1958 LAN MLB NL 44 29 211.7 12 13 0 214 72 131 21 114 9.1 3.1 0.9 5.6 0% .286 1.35 3.78 4.17 110 5.42 125.5
1959 LAN MLB NL 44 36 270.7 17 13 2 237 93 242 26 105 7.9 3.1 0.9 8.0 0% .277 1.22 3.31 3.46 82 2.76 62.4
1960 LAN MLB NL 41 36 269.0 15 14 2 214 72 246 27 89 7.2 2.4 0.9 8.2 0% .257 1.06 3.04 2.84 75 2.81 65.1
1961 LAN MLB NL 40 37 244.0 13 10 0 236 83 182 29 99 8.7 3.1 1.1 6.7 0% .282 1.31 3.99 3.69 96 4.32 94.4
1962 LAN MLB NL 43 41 314.3 25 9 1 272 78 232 21 96 7.8 2.2 0.6 6.6 0% .265 1.11 2.96 2.83 73 2.69 59.9
1963 LAN MLB NL 42 42 315.3 19 17 0 287 57 251 25 90 8.2 1.6 0.7 7.2 0% .284 1.09 2.57 2.63 72 2.44 61.7
1964 LAN MLB NL 40 40 321.3 18 16 0 242 68 237 15 90 6.8 1.9 0.4 6.6 0% .243 0.96 2.61 2.18 75 1.87 46.2
1965 LAN MLB NL 44 42 308.3 23 12 1 270 66 210 30 91 7.9 1.9 0.9 6.1 0% .254 1.09 3.30 2.77 87 2.51 62.9
1966 LAN MLB NL 40 40 273.7 13 16 0 279 45 177 21 92 9.2 1.5 0.7 5.8 0% .295 1.18 3.06 3.42 81 3.15 78.8
1967 LAN MLB NL 38 38 282.0 13 16 0 269 60 196 19 92 8.6 1.9 0.6 6.3 0% .288 1.17 2.87 2.74 79 2.93 77.8
1968 LAN MLB NL 31 31 239.0 14 12 0 201 56 155 11 83 7.6 2.1 0.4 5.8 0% .264 1.08 2.70 2.15 85 2.34 68.3
1969 LAN MLB NL 12 12 62.7 5 4 0 71 13 24 9 96 10.2 1.9 1.3 3.4 0% .283 1.34 4.48 4.45 109 5.05 123.5

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
1969-08-06 1969-08-12 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness Caused Retired - -
1969-07-04 1969-07-27 DTD 23 21 Right Shoulder Strain Recurrence of Pain Likely Rotator Cuff - -
1969-04-23 1969-06-15 53 44 Right Shoulder Strain Possible Rotator Cuff Based on Referred Pain - -

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is it that pitchers regularly threw over 300 innings 30 years ago but now 200 is considered a "ceiling?"
(Kevin from LA)
Easy. Five-man rotation. Don Drysdale threw 300 over 42 starts in 65. CC Sabathia got 250 on 35 and he only got that many because he was going on "short rest" a couple times. A four-man rotation would give us a lot more 200 inning guys and get rid of the lousy fifth starters. The *ONLY* argument against four-man is fatigue and it can be designed in a way that would actually reduce fatigue. I used to say some team would try it and get a big advantage. I'm less sure now that it will happen again, but there's no good reason why. (Will Carroll)


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