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Denny McLain PTigers

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 280 1886 131 91 2 3.39 23.6
Birth Date3-29-1944
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age75 years, 6 months, 18 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
1963 DET MLB 3 3 21.0 2 1 0 20 16 22 2 102 8.6 6.9 0.9 9.4 0% .321 1.71 3.89 4.29 121 5.27 133.5 -0.2
1964 DET MLB 19 16 100.0 4 5 0 84 37 70 16 101 7.6 3.3 1.4 6.3 0% .233 1.21 4.28 4.05 120 4.20 103.7 0.7
1965 DET MLB 33 29 220.3 16 6 1 174 62 192 25 103 7.1 2.5 1.0 7.8 0% .248 1.07 3.00 2.61 91 2.80 70.2 5.2
1966 DET MLB 38 38 264.3 20 14 0 205 104 192 42 103 7.0 3.5 1.4 6.5 0% .221 1.17 4.26 3.92 117 3.81 95.4 2.9
1967 DET MLB 37 37 235.0 17 16 0 209 73 161 35 101 8.0 2.8 1.3 6.2 0% .247 1.20 3.96 3.79 117 4.08 108.4 0.9
1968 DET MLB 41 41 336.0 31 6 0 241 63 280 31 99 6.5 1.7 0.8 7.5 0% .231 0.90 2.37 1.96 87 2.09 61.1 8.5
1969 DET MLB 42 41 325.0 24 9 0 288 67 181 25 98 8.0 1.9 0.7 5.0 0% .256 1.09 2.90 2.80 94 2.90 70.8 7.2
1970 DET MLB 14 14 91.3 3 5 0 100 28 52 19 102 9.9 2.8 1.9 5.1 0% .270 1.40 5.01 4.63 132 5.42 124.4 -0.4
1971 WS2 MLB 33 32 216.7 10 22 0 233 72 103 31 98 9.7 3.0 1.3 4.3 0% .280 1.41 4.30 4.28 113 4.39 112.4 0.2
1972 ATL 0 15 8 54.0 3 5 1 60 18 21 12 108 10.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 0% .259 1.44 5.69 6.50 140 6.30 170.8 -1.5
1972 OAK 0 5 5 22.3 1 2 0 32 8 8 4 90 12.9 3.2 1.6 3.2 0% .318 1.79 4.95 6.04 117 3.93 106.6 0.1
1972 TOT MLB 20 13 76.3 4 7 1 92 26 29 16 103 10.8 3.1 1.9 3.4 0% .000 1.55 5.47 6.37 133 5.61 152.1 -1.5
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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-
1963 DET MLB AL 3 3 21.0 2 1 0 20 16 22 2 102 8.6 6.9 0.9 9.4 0% .321 1.71 3.89 4.29 121 5.27 133.5
1964 DET MLB AL 19 16 100.0 4 5 0 84 37 70 16 101 7.6 3.3 1.4 6.3 0% .233 1.21 4.28 4.05 120 4.20 103.7
1965 DET MLB AL 33 29 220.3 16 6 1 174 62 192 25 103 7.1 2.5 1.0 7.8 0% .248 1.07 3.00 2.61 91 2.80 70.2
1966 DET MLB AL 38 38 264.3 20 14 0 205 104 192 42 103 7.0 3.5 1.4 6.5 0% .221 1.17 4.26 3.92 117 3.81 95.4
1967 DET MLB AL 37 37 235.0 17 16 0 209 73 161 35 101 8.0 2.8 1.3 6.2 0% .247 1.20 3.96 3.79 117 4.08 108.4
1968 DET MLB AL 41 41 336.0 31 6 0 241 63 280 31 99 6.5 1.7 0.8 7.5 0% .231 0.90 2.37 1.96 87 2.09 61.1
1969 DET MLB AL 42 41 325.0 24 9 0 288 67 181 25 98 8.0 1.9 0.7 5.0 0% .256 1.09 2.90 2.80 94 2.90 70.8
1970 DET MLB AL 14 14 91.3 3 5 0 100 28 52 19 102 9.9 2.8 1.9 5.1 0% .270 1.40 5.01 4.63 132 5.42 124.4
1971 WS2 MLB AL 33 32 216.7 10 22 0 233 72 103 31 98 9.7 3.0 1.3 4.3 0% .280 1.41 4.30 4.28 113 4.39 112.4
1972 ATL MLB NL 15 8 54.0 3 5 1 60 18 21 12 108 10.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 0% .259 1.44 5.69 6.50 140 6.30 170.8
1972 OAK MLB AL 5 5 22.3 1 2 0 32 8 8 4 90 12.9 3.2 1.6 3.2 0% .318 1.79 4.95 6.04 117 3.93 106.6

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
1971-08-11 1971-09-03 23 22 Right Shoulder 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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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kirby Puckett is what I base that on. And Koufax, too, now that you bring him up. Does JAWS account for people being stopped right in their prime? I'm guessing not, perhaps because there are so few. But are there comparables to Kirby and Doc who didn't make it? I suspect there's just such a strong psychological at play there for voters.
(Richie from Washington)
Puckett had two World Series rings and 10 straight All-star appearances. As good as Halladay is, he doesn't have that.

Now, by considering peak and career, JAWS is built to allow for stopped-in-prime comparisons, and yes, Halladay is above the standard on that front (49.1 peak, with the average SP at 47.7). There aren't a lot of voters basing their decisions on JAWS, though - the great majority are still paying heed to more traditional numbers.

The annals are full of fast-starting pitchers who didn't make the Hall along the lines of Gooden. Denny McLain won his second Cy at 25 and didn't get in. Bret Saberhagen has two Cy Youngs and won't get in. Johan Santana probably won't get in barring a miraculous comeback from shoulder woes. (Jay Jaffe)


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