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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 557 3548.3 214 191 5 3.37 42.3
Birth Date5-16-1949
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age70 years, 5 months, 6 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
1972 CHN MLB 21 18 129.0 10 8 0 127 29 87 3 108 8.9 2.0 0.2 6.1 0% .305 1.21 2.20 2.93 82 3.35 91.0 1.4
1973 CHN MLB 36 36 237.0 14 15 0 244 62 168 15 106 9.3 2.4 0.6 6.4 0% .304 1.29 2.79 3.00 73 3.18 75.2 4.6
1974 CHN MLB 41 38 240.7 13 12 0 262 83 160 18 107 9.8 3.1 0.7 6.0 0% .307 1.43 3.33 4.30 88 4.70 113.8 0.1
1975 CHN MLB 38 37 234.0 11 17 1 244 67 155 17 107 9.4 2.6 0.7 6.0 0% .298 1.33 3.17 3.73 81 4.00 94.7 2.3
1976 CHN MLB 38 37 260.0 14 12 1 260 64 146 17 111 9.0 2.2 0.6 5.1 0% .288 1.25 3.20 3.46 90 3.99 100.0 1.8
1977 CHN MLB 39 37 252.0 20 10 1 233 74 166 13 105 8.3 2.6 0.5 5.9 0% .285 1.22 3.02 2.79 79 3.70 82.4 4.3
1978 CHN MLB 35 35 242.7 14 15 0 235 54 115 16 108 8.7 2.0 0.6 4.3 0% .268 1.19 3.26 3.41 89 3.82 92.4 2.7
1979 CHN MLB 36 36 239.0 18 12 0 251 75 125 16 109 9.5 2.8 0.6 4.7 0% .296 1.36 3.58 3.62 90 4.26 94.8 2.5
1980 CHN MLB 38 38 257.0 11 13 0 281 76 140 13 105 9.8 2.7 0.5 4.9 0% .311 1.39 3.24 3.40 83 4.72 110.0 0.7
1981 CHN 0 13 13 85.7 4 7 0 87 23 53 4 110 9.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 0% .303 1.28 2.98 3.47 83 3.92 98.1 0.8
1981 NYA 0 12 11 70.7 4 4 0 75 10 22 4 94 9.6 1.3 0.5 2.8 0% .290 1.20 3.11 2.67 88 4.48 112.0 0.2
1983 CHN MLB 4 4 20.7 1 1 0 18 10 9 1 105 7.8 4.4 0.4 3.9 0% .250 1.35 3.87 3.92 101 4.80 110.8 0.1
1984 CHN MLB 19 14 92.3 5 5 0 123 23 43 7 104 12.0 2.2 0.7 4.2 0% .353 1.58 3.69 5.17 95 5.52 129.1 -0.5
1985 PIT MLB 31 26 194.0 14 8 1 153 52 138 7 97 7.1 2.4 0.3 6.4 0% .255 1.06 2.51 2.27 68 2.77 63.6 5.6
1986 PIT MLB 35 34 215.7 9 16 0 232 57 125 20 100 9.7 2.4 0.8 5.2 0% .294 1.34 3.69 3.96 83 3.87 87.3 3.7
1987 PIT 0 25 25 177.0 8 6 0 163 35 80 12 99 8.3 1.8 0.6 4.1 0% .259 1.12 3.53 2.75 90 4.12 86.5 3.3
1987 SFN 0 9 8 50.0 5 3 0 44 7 27 1 98 7.9 1.3 0.2 4.9 0% .256 1.02 2.58 4.32 88 4.20 88.1 0.9
1988 SFN MLB 36 36 245.0 19 11 0 242 42 92 11 97 8.9 1.5 0.4 3.4 0% .272 1.16 3.12 3.12 99 3.72 89.7 3.8
1989 SFN MLB 32 32 208.3 17 8 0 195 54 111 18 101 8.4 2.3 0.8 4.8 0% .262 1.20 3.52 2.94 98 3.50 84.3 3.8
1990 SFN MLB 15 13 87.0 3 6 1 102 31 49 8 101 10.6 3.2 0.8 5.1 0% .312 1.53 3.98 3.93 107 5.03 117.1 0.1
1991 SFN MLB 4 1 10.7 0 2 0 17 7 4 0 95 14.3 5.9 0.0 3.4 0% .395 2.25 4.01 4.22 102 4.68 108.3 0.1
1981 TOT MLB 25 24 156.3 8 11 0 162 33 75 8 103 9.3 1.9 0.5 4.3 0% .000 1.25 3.04 3.11 86 4.17 104.4 1.0
1987 TOT MLB 34 33 227.0 13 9 0 207 42 107 13 99 8.2 1.7 0.5 4.2 0% .000 1.10 3.32 3.09 90 4.13 86.8 4.2
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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-
1972 CHN MLB NL 21 18 129.0 10 8 0 127 29 87 3 108 8.9 2.0 0.2 6.1 0% .305 1.21 2.20 2.93 82 3.35 91.0
1973 CHN MLB NL 36 36 237.0 14 15 0 244 62 168 15 106 9.3 2.4 0.6 6.4 0% .304 1.29 2.79 3.00 73 3.18 75.2
1974 CHN MLB NL 41 38 240.7 13 12 0 262 83 160 18 107 9.8 3.1 0.7 6.0 0% .307 1.43 3.33 4.30 88 4.70 113.8
1975 CHN MLB NL 38 37 234.0 11 17 1 244 67 155 17 107 9.4 2.6 0.7 6.0 0% .298 1.33 3.17 3.73 81 4.00 94.7
1976 CHN MLB NL 38 37 260.0 14 12 1 260 64 146 17 111 9.0 2.2 0.6 5.1 0% .288 1.25 3.20 3.46 90 3.99 100.0
1977 CHN MLB NL 39 37 252.0 20 10 1 233 74 166 13 105 8.3 2.6 0.5 5.9 0% .285 1.22 3.02 2.79 79 3.70 82.4
1978 CHN MLB NL 35 35 242.7 14 15 0 235 54 115 16 108 8.7 2.0 0.6 4.3 0% .268 1.19 3.26 3.41 89 3.82 92.4
1979 CHN MLB NL 36 36 239.0 18 12 0 251 75 125 16 109 9.5 2.8 0.6 4.7 0% .296 1.36 3.58 3.62 90 4.26 94.8
1980 CHN MLB NL 38 38 257.0 11 13 0 281 76 140 13 105 9.8 2.7 0.5 4.9 0% .311 1.39 3.24 3.40 83 4.72 110.0
1981 CHN MLB NL 13 13 85.7 4 7 0 87 23 53 4 110 9.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 0% .303 1.28 2.98 3.47 83 3.92 98.1
1981 NYA MLB AL 12 11 70.7 4 4 0 75 10 22 4 94 9.6 1.3 0.5 2.8 0% .290 1.20 3.11 2.67 88 4.48 112.0
1983 CHN MLB NL 4 4 20.7 1 1 0 18 10 9 1 105 7.8 4.4 0.4 3.9 0% .250 1.35 3.87 3.92 101 4.80 110.8
1983 QUD A MDW 13 13 70.7 3 4 0 73 9 56 3 9.3 1.1 0.4 7.1 0% .000 1.16 2.55 2.42 0 0.00 0.0
1983 COH AAA INT 4 4 16.0 0 1 0 21 6 7 2 11.8 3.4 1.1 3.9 0% .000 1.69 5.01 5.06 0 0.00 0.0
1984 CHN MLB NL 19 14 92.3 5 5 0 123 23 43 7 104 12.0 2.2 0.7 4.2 0% .353 1.58 3.69 5.17 95 5.52 129.1
1985 PIT MLB NL 31 26 194.0 14 8 1 153 52 138 7 97 7.1 2.4 0.3 6.4 0% .255 1.06 2.51 2.27 68 2.77 63.6
1985 HAW AAA PCL 8 8 54.0 6 2 0 52 12 46 2 8.7 2.0 0.3 7.7 0% .000 1.19 2.62 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
1986 PIT MLB NL 35 34 215.7 9 16 0 232 57 125 20 100 9.7 2.4 0.8 5.2 0% .294 1.34 3.69 3.96 83 3.87 87.3
1987 PIT MLB NL 25 25 177.0 8 6 0 163 35 80 12 99 8.3 1.8 0.6 4.1 0% .259 1.12 3.53 2.75 90 4.12 86.5
1987 SFN MLB NL 9 8 50.0 5 3 0 44 7 27 1 98 7.9 1.3 0.2 4.9 0% .256 1.02 2.58 4.32 88 4.20 88.1
1988 SFN MLB NL 36 36 245.0 19 11 0 242 42 92 11 97 8.9 1.5 0.4 3.4 0% .272 1.16 3.12 3.12 99 3.72 89.7
1989 SFN MLB NL 32 32 208.3 17 8 0 195 54 111 18 101 8.4 2.3 0.8 4.8 0% .262 1.20 3.52 2.94 98 3.50 84.3
1990 SFN MLB NL 15 13 87.0 3 6 1 102 31 49 8 101 10.6 3.2 0.8 5.1 0% .312 1.53 3.98 3.93 107 5.03 117.1
1991 SFN MLB NL 4 1 10.7 0 2 0 17 7 4 0 95 14.3 5.9 0.0 3.4 0% .395 2.25 4.01 4.22 102 4.68 108.3

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
1991-04-23 1991-06-20 60-DL 58 53 Left Knee Surgery Fluid Drained - -
1990-05-28 1990-09-17 60-DL 112 102 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1990-07-09 -
1989-07-30 1989-08-18 15-DL 19 17 Right Groin Strain - -
1984-08-11 1984-09-07 27 25 - Low Back Spasms - -
1983-04-05 1983-06-10 66 54 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1982-09-15 -
1982-04-11 1982-10-04 176 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1982-09-15 -

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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
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Morris does get in, should Rick Reuschel hit him with a steel chair during his acceptance speech and steal his plaque?
(MrWorkrate from Raleigh, NC)
David Cone and Dwight Gooden have dibs. Reuschel is well below both of them now, actually more in Morris country, JAWSwise (again, because we moved away from an ERA/FIP-based driver). (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the most surprising player you can create a convincing HoF argument for? Triple-bonus points if his first name's "Tony" and his surname's "Fernandez".
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
Rick Reuschel does unusually well on the JAWS scale. Prior to Bert Blyleven's election, Big Daddy rated as the second-best eligible pitcher despite relatively unassuming raw numbers (214-191, 3.37 ERA, 3 All-Star apperaances, no Cy Young votes. Stayed very useful late into his career.

That said, I can make better *arguments* for guys like Orel Hershiser, David Cone and Dwight Gooden, all of whom fell just short of 200 wins but had Cy Youngs and rings to their credit. I can make a better argument for Kevin Brown, but it's hindered by his being named in the Mitchell Report, not to mention his 2004 postseason shame. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Off the top of your head, who are two or three very credible options for the Hall that few casual fans or even BP readers would see as such? Will Clark? Trammell? In other words, in your extensive research on the topic, who's really surprised you with good candidancies?
(Grant from Chicago)
Bobby Grich is one. Will Clark another. Bill Dahlen and Rick Reuschel are two guys whose JAWS scores are near the line that nobody ever thinks of. Dahlen I can see, Reuschel I'm not even convinced of. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Can Joey Votto make the All-Star team this year or is first base in the NL too stacked?
(Brandon from Charleston)
I have to admit a sincerely-held disinterest in the All-Star Game as an event; I haven't watched a full frame of any ASG since Bo Jackson took Rick Reuschel deep. The Reds don't have a lot of easy candidates for this year's manager to choose from, but Votto's one of them. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CK. Been thinking about this since the AS game - trying to come up with a way to not risk players' health through multi-extra inning AS games. Why not, if its tied after nine, from then on, start each half inning with a runner on second (the last batter from the previous inning)? With a run expectancy of over 60% (I think), it would seem to increade the likelyhood of an entertaining game resolution in relatively short order. What do you think? [I also think they should have a re-entry rule for position player starters.]
(jimbeau from Left Coast)
I'm probably the last person to ask about the All-Star Game. I don't think I've watched a complete inning of that corporate junket and baseball-flavored entertainment since Rick Reuschel got rocked by Bo Jackson. I like my baseball to count, using teams that get designed and employed to win, not ones that get run like a Little League squad. I'd leave it an exhibition, and end the game automatically after 12 innings if nobody's won it by then; it will have fulfilled its purpose as an exhibition and junket in that amount of time. In the words of one neo-realist philosopher, "I pity the foo' who takes the All-Star Game seriously." (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Can the A's pitching keep this up? Who do you like better long-term Eveland or Smith? Would you have sent Gaudin or Duchsherer to the pen. Thanks, keep up the great work!
(Kiley from Oakland)
Smith's the safer pick, in that Eveland's weight is always going to be something people complain about until, like Rick Reuschel or Jumbo Wells, he pitches effectively for so long that people finally stop talking about it. I think it would have been unfair to Duchscherer, given that he's really worked at getting back to starting. It's a lovely problem to have, to be sure, but one that puts the A's in the interesting situation, whether or not to still mull offers for Joe Blanton while making a bid on the AL West. That said, let's face it, somebody has to shadow Harden, and Gaudin's not a bad choice. (Christina Kahrl)


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