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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 498 3170.3 236 106 10 2.75 0
Birth Date10-21-1928
Height5' 10"
Weight178 lbs
Age90 years, 11 months, 29 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
1950 NYA MLB 20 12 112.0 9 1 1 87 52 59 7 108 7.0 4.2 0.6 4.7 47% .232 1.24 3.92 2.81 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1953 NYA MLB 32 30 207.0 18 6 0 187 110 110 13 93 8.1 4.8 0.6 4.8 0% .270 1.43 3.97 3.00 93 3.83 82.0 3.5
1954 NYA MLB 34 28 210.7 16 8 1 170 101 125 10 83 7.3 4.3 0.4 5.3 0% .252 1.29 3.26 2.82 85 3.04 69.0 5.0
1955 NYA MLB 39 33 253.7 18 7 2 188 113 137 20 96 6.7 4.0 0.7 4.9 0% .222 1.19 3.72 2.63 87 2.86 63.2 6.9
1956 NYA MLB 31 30 225.7 19 6 1 187 84 141 13 116 7.5 3.4 0.5 5.6 0% .257 1.20 3.17 2.47 72 2.99 66.7 5.9
1957 NYA MLB 24 17 129.3 11 5 0 114 53 84 10 92 7.9 3.7 0.7 5.8 0% .266 1.29 3.36 2.57 75 3.27 76.4 2.6
1958 NYA MLB 30 29 219.3 14 7 1 174 62 145 14 86 7.1 2.5 0.6 5.9 0% .247 1.08 2.84 2.01 70 2.82 65.3 5.9
1959 NYA MLB 35 29 204.0 16 10 1 194 89 114 13 93 8.6 3.9 0.6 5.0 0% .274 1.39 3.50 3.04 88 4.06 91.9 2.7
1960 NYA MLB 33 29 192.7 12 9 0 168 65 85 15 108 7.8 3.0 0.7 4.0 0% .242 1.21 3.56 3.08 96 3.89 90.1 2.7
1961 NYA MLB 39 39 283.0 25 4 0 242 92 209 23 96 7.7 2.9 0.7 6.6 0% .263 1.18 3.07 3.21 69 2.88 62.9 8.0
1962 NYA MLB 38 37 257.7 17 8 0 243 69 160 22 97 8.5 2.4 0.8 5.6 0% .271 1.21 3.23 2.90 82 3.41 75.9 5.8
1963 NYA MLB 38 37 269.3 24 7 1 240 56 189 26 95 8.0 1.9 0.9 6.3 0% .269 1.10 2.96 2.74 79 2.73 69.1 6.5
1964 NYA MLB 39 36 244.7 17 6 1 212 57 172 10 96 7.8 2.1 0.4 6.3 0% .268 1.10 2.31 2.13 75 2.44 60.3 7.2
1965 NYA MLB 37 36 244.3 16 13 1 241 50 162 22 97 8.9 1.8 0.8 6.0 0% .286 1.19 2.87 3.24 81 3.12 78.2 4.9
1966 NYA MLB 22 9 73.0 2 5 0 79 24 43 8 95 9.7 3.0 1.0 5.3 0% .292 1.41 3.67 2.47 90 3.82 95.6 0.7
1967 NYA MLB 7 7 44.0 2 4 0 40 9 21 2 90 8.2 1.8 0.4 4.3 0% .270 1.11 2.67 1.64 94 3.14 83.4 0.7
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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-
1950 NYA MLB AL 20 12 112.0 9 1 1 87 52 59 7 108 7.0 4.2 0.6 4.7 47% .232 1.24 3.92 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
1953 NYA MLB AL 32 30 207.0 18 6 0 187 110 110 13 93 8.1 4.8 0.6 4.8 0% .270 1.43 3.97 3.00 93 3.83 82.0
1954 NYA MLB AL 34 28 210.7 16 8 1 170 101 125 10 83 7.3 4.3 0.4 5.3 0% .252 1.29 3.26 2.82 85 3.04 69.0
1955 NYA MLB AL 39 33 253.7 18 7 2 188 113 137 20 96 6.7 4.0 0.7 4.9 0% .222 1.19 3.72 2.63 87 2.86 63.2
1956 NYA MLB AL 31 30 225.7 19 6 1 187 84 141 13 116 7.5 3.4 0.5 5.6 0% .257 1.20 3.17 2.47 72 2.99 66.7
1957 NYA MLB AL 24 17 129.3 11 5 0 114 53 84 10 92 7.9 3.7 0.7 5.8 0% .266 1.29 3.36 2.57 75 3.27 76.4
1958 NYA MLB AL 30 29 219.3 14 7 1 174 62 145 14 86 7.1 2.5 0.6 5.9 0% .247 1.08 2.84 2.01 70 2.82 65.3
1959 NYA MLB AL 35 29 204.0 16 10 1 194 89 114 13 93 8.6 3.9 0.6 5.0 0% .274 1.39 3.50 3.04 88 4.06 91.9
1960 NYA MLB AL 33 29 192.7 12 9 0 168 65 85 15 108 7.8 3.0 0.7 4.0 0% .242 1.21 3.56 3.08 96 3.89 90.1
1961 NYA MLB AL 39 39 283.0 25 4 0 242 92 209 23 96 7.7 2.9 0.7 6.6 0% .263 1.18 3.07 3.21 69 2.88 62.9
1962 NYA MLB AL 38 37 257.7 17 8 0 243 69 160 22 97 8.5 2.4 0.8 5.6 0% .271 1.21 3.23 2.90 82 3.41 75.9
1963 NYA MLB AL 38 37 269.3 24 7 1 240 56 189 26 95 8.0 1.9 0.9 6.3 0% .269 1.10 2.96 2.74 79 2.73 69.1
1964 NYA MLB AL 39 36 244.7 17 6 1 212 57 172 10 96 7.8 2.1 0.4 6.3 0% .268 1.10 2.31 2.13 75 2.44 60.3
1965 NYA MLB AL 37 36 244.3 16 13 1 241 50 162 22 97 8.9 1.8 0.8 6.0 0% .286 1.19 2.87 3.24 81 3.12 78.2
1966 NYA MLB AL 22 9 73.0 2 5 0 79 24 43 8 95 9.7 3.0 1.0 5.3 0% .292 1.41 3.67 2.47 90 3.82 95.6
1967 NYA MLB AL 7 7 44.0 2 4 0 40 9 21 2 90 8.2 1.8 0.4 4.3 0% .270 1.11 2.67 1.64 94 3.14 83.4

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
1966-08-17 1966-10-03 47 39 Left Shoulder Surgery Had To Bypass Clot - Possible Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 1966-08-25 -
1964-11-09 1964-11-09 Off 0 0 Left Arm Surgery Cutting Nerve That Controls Blood Flow 1964-11-09 -

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
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that Deivi Garcia will ultimately be a starter or a reliever? There seems to be a prejudice these days against starters who are small of stature. I'm an old fan who remembers lots of good "small" starters like Whitey Ford and Bobby Shantz. I think that would be a good subject for an article.
(cracker73 from Florida)
Starter for me. I'm not sure there's as much of a prejudice against shorter starters these days as there was a decade ago, mostly because starters aren't expected to work as deep into games as they once were. Guys like Marcus Stroman and Sonny Gray have helped dispel those stereotypes, too. (J.P. Breen)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why the concern for the height of starting pitchers, like Carlos Martinez? He is bigger than many HOF starting pitchers like Whitey Ford and Warren Spahn. They were durable, even though they pitched every 4th day, and completed may of their games? Are today's pitchers soft?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I don't think it's all on height. In fact I think little of it is. I think Martinez is a starting pitcher. For a guy like Ventura, he has added weight over the last few years, but he's still a very small-statured guy without a lot of meat on that frame. Even a lot of the shorter starting pitchers that we see today who have mostly held up (Vargas, Cueto to name two of them) have bigger frames despite the height. You won't find many big-league SPs that are Ventura's size, but I still think there's a decent chance to start because everything else works so well. (Jason Cole)


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