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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 664 4500.7 284 226 7 3.34 78.1
Birth Date12-13-1942
Height6' 5"
Weight205 lbs
Age76 years, 9 months, 9 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.
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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
1965 PHI MLB 7 0 12.3 2 1 1 7 2 10 2 101 5.1 1.5 1.5 7.3 0% .156 0.73 3.61 2.19 90 2.97 74.3 0.2
1966 CHN 0 60 12 182.0 6 8 5 147 51 148 24 107 7.3 2.5 1.2 7.3 0% .239 1.09 3.65 3.31 96 3.67 91.8 2.0
1966 PHI 0 1 0 2.3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 100 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7 0% .333 1.71 2.24 3.86 84 1.93 48.3 0.1
1967 CHN MLB 38 38 289.3 20 13 0 230 83 236 30 107 7.2 2.6 0.9 7.3 0% .249 1.08 3.28 2.80 92 3.26 86.5 4.1
1968 CHN MLB 40 40 308.0 20 15 0 255 65 260 26 101 7.5 1.9 0.8 7.6 0% .261 1.04 2.62 2.63 82 2.82 82.4 4.7
1969 CHN MLB 43 42 311.3 21 15 1 284 71 273 27 105 8.2 2.1 0.8 7.9 0% .287 1.14 2.79 3.21 72 2.82 69.0 7.1
1970 CHN MLB 40 39 313.0 22 16 0 265 60 274 30 105 7.6 1.7 0.9 7.9 0% .263 1.04 2.98 3.39 69 2.89 66.4 7.8
1971 CHN MLB 39 39 325.0 24 13 0 304 37 263 29 106 8.4 1.0 0.8 7.3 0% .285 1.05 2.47 2.77 67 2.53 64.9 7.9
1972 CHN MLB 36 36 289.3 20 12 0 253 62 184 32 107 7.9 1.9 1.0 5.7 0% .248 1.09 3.41 3.20 94 3.45 93.5 2.8
1973 CHN MLB 38 38 271.0 14 16 0 267 57 170 35 105 8.9 1.9 1.2 5.6 0% .272 1.20 3.64 3.89 89 3.34 79.0 4.8
1974 TEX MLB 41 41 328.3 25 12 0 286 45 225 27 101 7.8 1.2 0.7 6.2 0% .259 1.01 2.75 2.82 68 2.31 55.9 9.5
1975 TEX MLB 37 37 270.0 17 18 0 261 56 157 37 101 8.7 1.9 1.2 5.2 0% .260 1.17 3.89 3.93 99 3.99 94.5 2.6
1976 BOS MLB 30 29 209.0 12 11 0 201 43 142 20 105 8.7 1.9 0.9 6.1 0% .280 1.17 3.19 3.27 83 2.94 73.7 4.1
1977 BOS MLB 28 28 193.0 10 10 0 190 36 105 30 111 8.9 1.7 1.4 4.9 0% .258 1.17 4.22 3.68 101 4.10 91.5 2.3
1978 TEX MLB 34 30 249.0 18 8 0 228 41 157 21 100 8.2 1.5 0.8 5.7 0% .270 1.08 2.90 3.04 77 2.78 67.0 5.9
1979 TEX MLB 37 37 259.0 16 14 0 252 81 164 40 99 8.8 2.8 1.4 5.7 0% .265 1.29 4.47 4.07 100 4.06 90.4 3.2
1980 TEX MLB 29 29 198.0 12 12 0 190 52 129 22 100 8.6 2.4 1.0 5.9 0% .271 1.22 3.74 3.77 93 3.70 86.2 2.9
1981 TEX MLB 19 16 106.0 5 8 0 122 40 63 14 96 10.4 3.4 1.2 5.3 0% .309 1.53 4.19 4.50 96 3.52 88.0 1.5
1982 CHN MLB 34 34 217.3 14 15 0 221 68 134 19 105 9.2 2.8 0.8 5.5 0% .286 1.33 3.65 3.15 92 3.65 84.9 3.6
1983 CHN MLB 33 29 167.3 6 9 0 176 46 96 19 108 9.5 2.5 1.0 5.2 0% .292 1.33 3.92 4.30 99 4.60 106.2 1.0
1966 TOT MLB 61 12 184.3 6 8 5 150 52 150 24 107 7.3 2.5 1.2 7.3 0% .000 1.10 3.63 3.32 96 3.65 91.2 2.0
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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.
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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-
1965 PHI MLB NL 7 0 12.3 2 1 1 7 2 10 2 101 5.1 1.5 1.5 7.3 0% .156 0.73 3.61 2.19 90 2.97 74.3
1966 CHN MLB NL 60 12 182.0 6 8 5 147 51 148 24 107 7.3 2.5 1.2 7.3 0% .239 1.09 3.65 3.31 96 3.67 91.8
1966 PHI MLB NL 1 0 2.3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 100 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7 0% .333 1.71 2.24 3.86 84 1.93 48.3
1967 CHN MLB NL 38 38 289.3 20 13 0 230 83 236 30 107 7.2 2.6 0.9 7.3 0% .249 1.08 3.28 2.80 92 3.26 86.5
1968 CHN MLB NL 40 40 308.0 20 15 0 255 65 260 26 101 7.5 1.9 0.8 7.6 0% .261 1.04 2.62 2.63 82 2.82 82.4
1969 CHN MLB NL 43 42 311.3 21 15 1 284 71 273 27 105 8.2 2.1 0.8 7.9 0% .287 1.14 2.79 3.21 72 2.82 69.0
1970 CHN MLB NL 40 39 313.0 22 16 0 265 60 274 30 105 7.6 1.7 0.9 7.9 0% .263 1.04 2.98 3.39 69 2.89 66.4
1971 CHN MLB NL 39 39 325.0 24 13 0 304 37 263 29 106 8.4 1.0 0.8 7.3 0% .285 1.05 2.47 2.77 67 2.53 64.9
1972 CHN MLB NL 36 36 289.3 20 12 0 253 62 184 32 107 7.9 1.9 1.0 5.7 0% .248 1.09 3.41 3.20 94 3.45 93.5
1973 CHN MLB NL 38 38 271.0 14 16 0 267 57 170 35 105 8.9 1.9 1.2 5.6 0% .272 1.20 3.64 3.89 89 3.34 79.0
1974 TEX MLB AL 41 41 328.3 25 12 0 286 45 225 27 101 7.8 1.2 0.7 6.2 0% .259 1.01 2.75 2.82 68 2.31 55.9
1975 TEX MLB AL 37 37 270.0 17 18 0 261 56 157 37 101 8.7 1.9 1.2 5.2 0% .260 1.17 3.89 3.93 99 3.99 94.5
1976 BOS MLB AL 30 29 209.0 12 11 0 201 43 142 20 105 8.7 1.9 0.9 6.1 0% .280 1.17 3.19 3.27 83 2.94 73.7
1977 BOS MLB AL 28 28 193.0 10 10 0 190 36 105 30 111 8.9 1.7 1.4 4.9 0% .258 1.17 4.22 3.68 101 4.10 91.5
1978 TEX MLB AL 34 30 249.0 18 8 0 228 41 157 21 100 8.2 1.5 0.8 5.7 0% .270 1.08 2.90 3.04 77 2.78 67.0
1979 TEX MLB AL 37 37 259.0 16 14 0 252 81 164 40 99 8.8 2.8 1.4 5.7 0% .265 1.29 4.47 4.07 100 4.06 90.4
1980 TEX MLB AL 29 29 198.0 12 12 0 190 52 129 22 100 8.6 2.4 1.0 5.9 0% .271 1.22 3.74 3.77 93 3.70 86.2
1981 TEX MLB AL 19 16 106.0 5 8 0 122 40 63 14 96 10.4 3.4 1.2 5.3 0% .309 1.53 4.19 4.50 96 3.52 88.0
1982 CHN MLB NL 34 34 217.3 14 15 0 221 68 134 19 105 9.2 2.8 0.8 5.5 0% .286 1.33 3.65 3.15 92 3.65 84.9
1983 CHN MLB NL 33 29 167.3 6 9 0 176 46 96 19 108 9.5 2.5 1.0 5.2 0% .292 1.33 3.92 4.30 99 4.60 106.2

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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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
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Roy Halladay and Scott Rolen retired today, would both be voted into the Hall Of Fame?
(Sasha from China)
Nope. Blyleven is the first starter with less than 300 wins to gain entry via the BBWAA since Fergie Jenkins in 1991, so the voters aren't going to trip over themselves rushing to elect Halladay, who has less than 200 (169). Pedro Martinez will be the next non-300 winner to gain entry, I think.

As for Rolen, his lack of an MVP award or round-numbered milestone will work against him, as will the fact that so much of his value is tied up in OBP and defense that the voters aren't likely to fully appreciate it. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've got a bone to pick with Prospectus over the last few days. It seems like every day someone writes an article about how "this may seem like momentum, but it's not" or "this is just a player getting lucky, it's not a hot streak." While I realize that most people underestimate the amount of luck that goes into baseball, certainly the game is played by people, and people do get into grooves, start feeling good/bad about themselves, etc., etc.. Y'all wrote It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over and now you're going out of your way to remove narratives from baseball. What is the deal?
(James from Boston)
So you're saying that maybe we at BP are on a cold streak, one that's gonna cost us the analytical pennant? There's no panic in this locker room, and my numbers say we'll pull out of it.

Baseball is a game of streaks and slumps, and fans and media tend to attach narratives to them with particular sensitivity to the time of year in which they occur. A slump that wouldn't be thought of as more than a hiccup if it happened in early June is suddenly read as evidence of imminent collapse with an accompanying lack of moral fibre: a choke. The Cubs losing eight of nine in late August/early September prompts everyone to conjure up stories of the black cat in 1969, despite the fact that Leo Durocher is in his grave and the likes of Ron Santo and Fergie Jenkins have nothing to do with this team. The Rays losing six out of seven while the Red Sox win six out of seven is proof that the former is too young to win this thing while the latter just knows how to git-er-done... Yeesh. Might as well turn on the content hose and mail in the next half-dozen columns.

The streaks and slumps that make up a baseball season tend to cloud judgements, as though the most recent week is exponentially more important than the 20 or so which preceeded it. That's just not true unless you're talking about the final days of the season, and for the most part, teams' performances tend to even out. The narratives I tend to enjoy and employ in discussing pennant races do fascinate me, but they're narratives of a whole season or a much longer period than just a lost weekend at this point in time. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)The old park was just fine to pitch in. Plenty of pitchers were fine there. Ryan, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylor Perry, Ron Darling, Kevin Brown, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Hough, and many others. The new park opened in 1995.
(Ira from North Texas)
Yeah, but they didn't bake any of those guys. They came in as vets (and Ron Darling left as a minor leaguer). Kevin Brown and Kenny Rogers are the only homegrown pitchers of significance in team history. Heck, I'm still waiting for Ed Correa's comeback. (Steven Goldman)


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