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Jim Kaat PTwins

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
25 898 4530.3 283 237 18 3.45 43.4
Birth Date11-7-1938
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age81 years, 0 months, 13 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.
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
1959 WS1 MLB 3 2 5.0 0 2 0 7 4 2 1 104 12.6 7.2 1.8 3.6 0% .300 2.20 7.86 12.60 97 4.80 108.6 0.0
1960 WS1 MLB 13 9 50.0 1 5 0 48 31 25 8 111 8.6 5.6 1.4 4.5 0% .252 1.58 5.64 5.58 127 6.64 153.7 -0.9
1961 MIN MLB 36 29 200.7 9 17 0 188 82 122 12 103 8.4 3.7 0.5 5.5 0% .276 1.35 3.46 3.90 92 4.34 94.9 2.3
1962 MIN MLB 39 35 269.0 18 14 1 243 75 173 23 100 8.1 2.5 0.8 5.8 0% .267 1.18 3.38 3.14 90 3.55 79.2 5.5
1963 MIN MLB 31 27 178.3 10 10 1 195 38 105 24 100 9.8 1.9 1.2 5.3 0% .291 1.31 3.82 4.19 98 4.50 114.0 0.3
1964 MIN MLB 36 34 243.0 17 11 1 231 60 171 23 104 8.6 2.2 0.9 6.3 0% .279 1.20 3.13 3.22 94 3.59 88.5 3.7
1965 MIN MLB 45 42 264.3 18 11 2 267 63 154 25 105 9.1 2.1 0.9 5.2 0% .279 1.25 3.23 2.83 95 3.73 93.4 3.2
1966 MIN MLB 41 41 304.7 25 13 0 271 55 205 29 105 8.0 1.6 0.9 6.1 0% .259 1.07 2.90 2.75 91 3.27 81.7 5.4
1967 MIN MLB 42 38 263.3 16 13 0 269 42 211 21 103 9.2 1.4 0.7 7.2 0% .304 1.18 2.43 3.04 74 2.70 71.8 5.7
1968 MIN MLB 30 29 208.0 14 12 0 192 40 130 16 99 8.3 1.7 0.7 5.6 0% .265 1.12 2.59 2.94 97 3.42 100.1 1.4
1969 MIN MLB 40 32 242.3 14 13 1 252 75 139 23 98 9.4 2.8 0.9 5.2 0% .286 1.35 3.48 3.49 101 4.29 105.0 1.1
1970 MIN MLB 45 34 230.3 14 10 0 244 58 120 26 101 9.5 2.3 1.0 4.7 0% .285 1.31 3.64 3.56 90 3.53 80.9 4.1
1971 MIN MLB 39 38 260.3 13 14 0 275 47 137 16 103 9.5 1.6 0.6 4.7 0% .290 1.24 2.71 3.32 92 3.43 87.9 3.4
1972 MIN MLB 15 15 113.3 10 2 0 94 20 64 6 103 7.5 1.6 0.5 5.1 0% .249 1.01 2.35 2.06 83 2.79 75.8 2.1
1973 CHA 0 7 7 42.7 4 1 0 44 4 16 4 107 9.3 0.8 0.8 3.4 0% .268 1.13 3.32 4.22 89 4.02 95.1 0.4
1973 MIN 0 29 28 181.7 11 12 0 206 39 93 26 106 10.2 1.9 1.3 4.6 0% .292 1.35 4.12 4.41 98 4.52 107.0 0.6
1974 CHA MLB 42 39 277.3 21 13 0 263 63 142 18 104 8.5 2.0 0.6 4.6 0% .269 1.18 3.13 2.92 89 3.56 86.2 3.8
1975 CHA MLB 43 41 303.7 20 14 0 321 77 142 20 104 9.5 2.3 0.6 4.2 0% .292 1.31 3.32 3.11 95 4.25 100.7 2.0
1976 PHI MLB 38 35 227.7 12 14 0 241 32 83 21 104 9.5 1.3 0.8 3.3 0% .279 1.20 3.53 3.48 94 4.31 108.0 0.7
1977 PHI MLB 35 27 160.3 6 11 0 211 40 55 20 104 11.8 2.2 1.1 3.1 0% .323 1.57 4.45 5.39 109 6.18 137.8 -1.9
1978 PHI MLB 26 24 140.3 8 5 0 150 32 48 9 104 9.6 2.1 0.6 3.1 0% .287 1.30 3.56 4.10 108 4.51 108.9 0.4
1979 NYA 0 40 1 58.3 2 3 2 64 14 23 4 95 9.9 2.2 0.6 3.5 0% .291 1.34 3.68 3.86 104 4.80 106.8 0.0
1979 PHI 0 3 1 8.3 1 0 0 9 5 2 1 97 9.7 5.4 1.1 2.2 0% .276 1.68 5.57 4.32 112 5.44 121.0 -0.1
1980 NYA 0 4 0 5.0 0 1 0 8 4 1 0 96 14.4 7.2 0.0 1.8 0% .364 2.40 4.75 7.20 97 5.42 126.3 0.0
1980 SLN 0 49 14 129.7 8 7 4 140 33 36 6 102 9.7 2.3 0.4 2.5 0% .285 1.33 3.55 3.82 101 5.00 116.5 -0.2
1981 SLN MLB 41 1 53.0 6 6 4 60 17 8 2 104 10.2 2.9 0.3 1.4 0% .287 1.45 3.82 3.40 109 5.69 142.4 -0.9
1982 SLN MLB 62 2 75.0 5 3 2 79 23 35 6 100 9.5 2.8 0.7 4.2 0% .286 1.36 3.85 4.08 89 3.95 91.9 0.7
1983 SLN MLB 24 0 34.7 0 0 0 48 10 19 5 100 12.5 2.6 1.3 4.9 0% .336 1.67 4.31 3.89 83 3.49 80.5 0.5
1973 TOT MLB 36 35 224.3 15 13 0 250 43 109 30 106 10.0 1.7 1.2 4.4 0% .000 1.31 3.97 4.37 96 4.42 104.7 1.0
1979 TOT MLB 43 2 66.7 3 3 2 73 19 25 5 96 9.9 2.6 0.7 3.4 0% .000 1.38 3.92 3.92 105 4.88 108.6 0.0
1980 TOT MLB 53 14 134.7 8 8 4 148 37 37 6 102 9.9 2.5 0.4 2.5 0% .000 1.37 3.59 3.94 101 5.02 116.9 -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.
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-
1959 WS1 MLB AL 3 2 5.0 0 2 0 7 4 2 1 104 12.6 7.2 1.8 3.6 0% .300 2.20 7.86 12.60 97 4.80 108.6
1960 WS1 MLB AL 13 9 50.0 1 5 0 48 31 25 8 111 8.6 5.6 1.4 4.5 0% .252 1.58 5.64 5.58 127 6.64 153.7
1961 MIN MLB AL 36 29 200.7 9 17 0 188 82 122 12 103 8.4 3.7 0.5 5.5 0% .276 1.35 3.46 3.90 92 4.34 94.9
1962 MIN MLB AL 39 35 269.0 18 14 1 243 75 173 23 100 8.1 2.5 0.8 5.8 0% .267 1.18 3.38 3.14 90 3.55 79.2
1963 MIN MLB AL 31 27 178.3 10 10 1 195 38 105 24 100 9.8 1.9 1.2 5.3 0% .291 1.31 3.82 4.19 98 4.50 114.0
1964 MIN MLB AL 36 34 243.0 17 11 1 231 60 171 23 104 8.6 2.2 0.9 6.3 0% .279 1.20 3.13 3.22 94 3.59 88.5
1965 MIN MLB AL 45 42 264.3 18 11 2 267 63 154 25 105 9.1 2.1 0.9 5.2 0% .279 1.25 3.23 2.83 95 3.73 93.4
1966 MIN MLB AL 41 41 304.7 25 13 0 271 55 205 29 105 8.0 1.6 0.9 6.1 0% .259 1.07 2.90 2.75 91 3.27 81.7
1967 MIN MLB AL 42 38 263.3 16 13 0 269 42 211 21 103 9.2 1.4 0.7 7.2 0% .304 1.18 2.43 3.04 74 2.70 71.8
1968 MIN MLB AL 30 29 208.0 14 12 0 192 40 130 16 99 8.3 1.7 0.7 5.6 0% .265 1.12 2.59 2.94 97 3.42 100.1
1969 MIN MLB AL 40 32 242.3 14 13 1 252 75 139 23 98 9.4 2.8 0.9 5.2 0% .286 1.35 3.48 3.49 101 4.29 105.0
1970 MIN MLB AL 45 34 230.3 14 10 0 244 58 120 26 101 9.5 2.3 1.0 4.7 0% .285 1.31 3.64 3.56 90 3.53 80.9
1971 MIN MLB AL 39 38 260.3 13 14 0 275 47 137 16 103 9.5 1.6 0.6 4.7 0% .290 1.24 2.71 3.32 92 3.43 87.9
1972 MIN MLB AL 15 15 113.3 10 2 0 94 20 64 6 103 7.5 1.6 0.5 5.1 0% .249 1.01 2.35 2.06 83 2.79 75.8
1973 CHA MLB AL 7 7 42.7 4 1 0 44 4 16 4 107 9.3 0.8 0.8 3.4 0% .268 1.13 3.32 4.22 89 4.02 95.1
1973 MIN MLB AL 29 28 181.7 11 12 0 206 39 93 26 106 10.2 1.9 1.3 4.6 0% .292 1.35 4.12 4.41 98 4.52 107.0
1974 CHA MLB AL 42 39 277.3 21 13 0 263 63 142 18 104 8.5 2.0 0.6 4.6 0% .269 1.18 3.13 2.92 89 3.56 86.2
1975 CHA MLB AL 43 41 303.7 20 14 0 321 77 142 20 104 9.5 2.3 0.6 4.2 0% .292 1.31 3.32 3.11 95 4.25 100.7
1976 PHI MLB NL 38 35 227.7 12 14 0 241 32 83 21 104 9.5 1.3 0.8 3.3 0% .279 1.20 3.53 3.48 94 4.31 108.0
1977 PHI MLB NL 35 27 160.3 6 11 0 211 40 55 20 104 11.8 2.2 1.1 3.1 0% .323 1.57 4.45 5.39 109 6.18 137.8
1978 PHI MLB NL 26 24 140.3 8 5 0 150 32 48 9 104 9.6 2.1 0.6 3.1 0% .287 1.30 3.56 4.10 108 4.51 108.9
1979 NYA MLB AL 40 1 58.3 2 3 2 64 14 23 4 95 9.9 2.2 0.6 3.5 0% .291 1.34 3.68 3.86 104 4.80 106.8
1979 PHI MLB NL 3 1 8.3 1 0 0 9 5 2 1 97 9.7 5.4 1.1 2.2 0% .276 1.68 5.57 4.32 112 5.44 121.0
1980 NYA MLB AL 4 0 5.0 0 1 0 8 4 1 0 96 14.4 7.2 0.0 1.8 0% .364 2.40 4.75 7.20 97 5.42 126.3
1980 SLN MLB NL 49 14 129.7 8 7 4 140 33 36 6 102 9.7 2.3 0.4 2.5 0% .285 1.33 3.55 3.82 101 5.00 116.5
1981 SLN MLB NL 41 1 53.0 6 6 4 60 17 8 2 104 10.2 2.9 0.3 1.4 0% .287 1.45 3.82 3.40 109 5.69 142.4
1982 SLN MLB NL 62 2 75.0 5 3 2 79 23 35 6 100 9.5 2.8 0.7 4.2 0% .286 1.36 3.85 4.08 89 3.95 91.9
1983 SLN MLB NL 24 0 34.7 0 0 0 48 10 19 5 100 12.5 2.6 1.3 4.9 0% .336 1.67 4.31 3.89 83 3.49 80.5

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
1972-07-03 1972-10-05 94 87 Left Wrist Fracture - -
1968-04-10 1968-05-03 23 19 Left Elbow Inflammation - -

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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 Jack Morris doesn't pitch Game 7 in 1991, is he even on the ballot at this point?
(RMR from Chicago)
Well, Tommy John and Jim Kaat lasted 15 years with just shy of 300 wins, and other than Blyleven, Morris has the highest win total of anyone who's been on the ballot in years, so yes, I think Morris would still be on the ballot, albeit with well below 50 percent of the vote. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, before you started JAWS who did you think were hall of fame players that you later disproved due to your analysis?
(mattseward from Cardiff, UK)
Funny you should mention that. Today I pulled my first piece on starting pitchers from my Futility Infielder blog, written back in January 2002: http://bit.ly/g5yatC

It was written prior to JAWS, prior to my learning about WARP, back when Win Shares was the newest thing. In it, I stump for Blyleven, Jim Kaat and Tommy John, and retain an open mind regarding Morris, whose Win Shares totals hadn't been published. Of those, the only one which holds up in the face of JAWS is Blyleven. (Jay Jaffe)


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