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Portrait of Kevin Tapani

Kevin Tapani PTwins

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 361 2265 143 125 0 4.35 37.1
Birth Date2-18-1964
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age55 years, 7 months, 29 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.
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
1989 MIN 0 5 5 32.7 2 2 0 34 8 21 2 108 9.4 2.2 0.6 5.8 0% .299 1.29 3.09 3.86 111 5.04 121.3 0.0
1989 NYN 0 3 0 7.3 0 0 0 5 4 2 1 96 6.1 4.9 1.2 2.5 0% .167 1.23 5.52 3.68 88 2.20 53.1 0.2
1990 MIN MLB 28 28 159.3 12 8 0 164 29 101 12 101 9.3 1.6 0.7 5.7 0% .295 1.21 3.09 4.07 87 3.55 82.7 3.1
1991 MIN MLB 34 34 244.0 16 9 0 225 40 135 23 105 8.3 1.5 0.8 5.0 0% .261 1.09 3.54 2.99 93 3.51 81.2 5.0
1992 MIN MLB 34 34 220.0 16 11 0 226 48 138 17 102 9.2 2.0 0.7 5.6 0% .297 1.25 3.25 3.97 91 3.51 85.1 3.9
1993 MIN MLB 36 35 225.7 12 15 0 243 57 150 21 100 9.7 2.3 0.8 6.0 0% .304 1.33 3.70 4.43 92 4.09 88.2 3.8
1994 MIN MLB 24 24 156.0 11 7 0 181 39 91 13 103 10.4 2.3 0.8 5.3 0% .320 1.41 3.94 4.62 103 5.57 112.3 0.6
1995 LAN 0 13 11 57.0 4 2 0 72 14 43 8 99 11.4 2.2 1.3 6.8 0% .339 1.51 4.17 5.05 89 3.64 74.6 1.4
1995 MIN 0 20 20 133.7 6 11 0 155 34 88 21 105 10.4 2.3 1.4 5.9 0% .310 1.41 4.71 4.92 99 5.01 102.5 1.3
1996 CHA MLB 34 34 225.3 13 10 0 236 76 150 34 96 9.4 3.0 1.4 6.0 0% .285 1.38 4.92 4.59 102 4.94 97.6 2.8
1997 CHN MLB 13 13 85.0 9 3 0 77 23 55 7 100 8.2 2.4 0.7 5.8 0% .264 1.18 3.73 3.39 104 4.50 93.7 1.2
1998 CHN MLB 35 34 219.0 19 9 0 244 62 136 30 101 10.0 2.5 1.2 5.6 0% .301 1.40 4.52 4.85 103 4.72 97.7 2.8
1999 CHN MLB 23 23 136.0 6 12 0 151 33 73 12 101 10.0 2.2 0.8 4.8 0% .296 1.35 3.96 4.83 103 5.13 99.7 1.7
2000 CHN MLB 30 30 195.7 8 12 0 208 47 150 35 107 9.6 2.2 1.6 6.9 0% .294 1.30 4.68 5.01 91 3.61 69.4 5.5
2001 CHN MLB 29 29 168.3 9 14 0 186 40 149 24 99 9.9 2.1 1.3 8.0 0% .318 1.34 3.92 4.49 86 3.74 77.5 3.9
1989 TOT MLB 8 5 40.0 2 2 0 39 12 23 3 106 8.8 2.7 0.7 5.2 0% .000 1.28 3.53 3.83 107 4.52 108.8 0.2
1995 TOT MLB 33 31 190.7 10 13 0 227 48 131 29 103 10.7 2.3 1.4 6.2 0% .000 1.44 4.55 4.96 96 4.60 94.1 2.6
CareerMLB3613542265.01431250240755414822601029.62.21.05.946%.2961.314.004.35964.2489.637.1

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-
1986 MDF A- NWN 2 2 8.3 1 0 0 6 3 9 0 6.5 3.3 0.0 9.8 0% .000 1.08 2.19 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1986 MOD A+ CLF 11 11 69.0 6 1 0 74 22 44 2 9.7 2.9 0.3 5.7 0% .000 1.39 3.37 2.48 0 0.00 0.0
1986 HUN AA SOU 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 8 1 2 0 12.0 1.5 0.0 3.0 0% .000 1.50 2.79 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
1986 TAC AAA PCL 1 1 2.3 0 1 0 5 1 1 1 19.6 3.9 3.9 3.9 0% .000 2.61 9.46 15.65 0 0.00 0.0
1987 MOD A+ CLF 24 24 148.3 10 7 0 122 60 121 14 7.4 3.6 0.8 7.3 0% .000 1.23 3.98 3.76 0 0.00 0.0
1988 SLU A+ FSL 3 3 19.0 1 0 0 17 4 11 1 8.1 1.9 0.5 5.2 0% .000 1.11 3.01 1.42 0 0.00 0.0
1988 CCH AA TXS 24 5 62.3 5 1 3 46 19 35 1 6.6 2.7 0.1 5.1 0% .000 1.04 3.12 2.74 0 0.00 0.0
1989 MIN MLB AL 5 5 32.7 2 2 0 34 8 21 2 108 9.4 2.2 0.6 5.8 0% .299 1.29 3.09 3.86 111 5.04 121.3
1989 NYN MLB NL 3 0 7.3 0 0 0 5 4 2 1 96 6.1 4.9 1.2 2.5 0% .167 1.23 5.52 3.68 88 2.20 53.1
1989 NOR AAA INT 17 17 109.0 7 5 0 113 25 63 6 9.3 2.1 0.5 5.2 0% .000 1.27 3.01 3.47 0 0.00 0.0
1989 POR AAA PCL 6 6 41.0 4 2 0 38 12 30 4 8.3 2.6 0.9 6.6 0% .000 1.22 4.03 2.20 0 0.00 0.0
1990 MIN MLB AL 28 28 159.3 12 8 0 164 29 101 12 101 9.3 1.6 0.7 5.7 0% .295 1.21 3.09 4.07 87 3.55 82.7
1991 MIN MLB AL 34 34 244.0 16 9 0 225 40 135 23 105 8.3 1.5 0.8 5.0 0% .261 1.09 3.54 2.99 93 3.51 81.2
1992 MIN MLB AL 34 34 220.0 16 11 0 226 48 138 17 102 9.2 2.0 0.7 5.6 0% .297 1.25 3.25 3.97 91 3.51 85.1
1993 MIN MLB AL 36 35 225.7 12 15 0 243 57 150 21 100 9.7 2.3 0.8 6.0 0% .304 1.33 3.70 4.43 92 4.09 88.2
1994 MIN MLB AL 24 24 156.0 11 7 0 181 39 91 13 103 10.4 2.3 0.8 5.3 0% .320 1.41 3.94 4.62 103 5.57 112.3
1995 LAN MLB NL 13 11 57.0 4 2 0 72 14 43 8 99 11.4 2.2 1.3 6.8 0% .339 1.51 4.17 5.05 89 3.64 74.6
1995 MIN MLB AL 20 20 133.7 6 11 0 155 34 88 21 105 10.4 2.3 1.4 5.9 0% .310 1.41 4.71 4.92 99 5.01 102.5
1996 CHA MLB AL 34 34 225.3 13 10 0 236 76 150 34 96 9.4 3.0 1.4 6.0 0% .285 1.38 4.92 4.59 102 4.94 97.6
1997 CHN MLB NL 13 13 85.0 9 3 0 77 23 55 7 100 8.2 2.4 0.7 5.8 0% .264 1.18 3.73 3.39 104 4.50 93.7
1997 ROK A MDW 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 5 0 7 0 4.1 0.0 0.0 5.7 0% .167 0.45 2.18 0.82 0 0.00 0.0
1997 DAY A+ FSL 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 5 2 4 0 9.6 3.8 0.0 7.7 0% .333 1.49 2.80 3.83 0 0.00 0.0
1997 ORL AA SOU 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 2 6.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 0% .100 1.25 10.50 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
1997 IOW AAA AA 1 1 9.0 0 1 0 5 1 4 1 5.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 0% .154 0.67 3.84 4.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 CHN MLB NL 35 34 219.0 19 9 0 244 62 136 30 101 10.0 2.5 1.2 5.6 0% .301 1.40 4.52 4.85 103 4.72 97.7
1999 CHN MLB NL 23 23 136.0 6 12 0 151 33 73 12 101 10.0 2.2 0.8 4.8 0% .296 1.35 3.96 4.83 103 5.13 99.7
2000 CHN MLB NL 30 30 195.7 8 12 0 208 47 150 35 107 9.6 2.2 1.6 6.9 0% .294 1.30 4.68 5.01 91 3.61 69.4
2001 CHN MLB NL 29 29 168.3 9 14 0 186 40 149 24 99 9.9 2.1 1.3 8.0 0% .318 1.34 3.92 4.49 86 3.74 77.5

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
2000-09-09 2000-10-02 60-DL 23 22 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2000-09-18 -
2000-08-11 2000-08-11 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2000-06-20 2000-06-20 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Contusion Batted Ball - -
1999-08-26 1999-10-04 15-DL 39 37 - Low Back Inflammation - -
1999-04-13 1999-05-01 15-DL 18 13 Right Shoulder Tightness - -
1997-04-01 1997-07-23 60-DL 113 100 Right Fingers Surgery Torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament In Index Finger 1997-04-03 -
1990-08-17 1990-09-11 15-DL 25 24 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 CHN $6,500,000
2000 CHN $6,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$12,500,000
2 yrTotal$12,500,000

 

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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
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, and the Michigan recommendations. You mentioned your Finnish ancestry, so I'm hoping you can give me some insight on the Upper Peninsula. Why in the world is it part of Michigan instead of Wisconin? Also, does Mike Bordick qualify as a yooper? I know he was born in Marquette, but I think he went to school in Maine.
(TheFlyingBernard from Acton, MA)
Bordick views himself as a Mainer, which isn't as good as being a Yooper, but Maine is cool, too.

Kevin Tapani was born in Iowa (I think) but went to high school in the UP. Dick Pole is a UP native. The late George Brunet was. John Hiller -- a wonderful man who I had the pleasure of talking to recently -- is from Ontario but has lived in the UP for years.

The Upper Peninsula is part of Michigan because the State got it from Ohio in exchange for Toledo. Seriously. (David Laurila)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm Finnish and from the U.P. as well! Kevin Tapani went to Escanaba HS. My father pitched against George Brunet in youth baseball. When the copper mines were running full bore there was more population and lots of good baseball up there. Visiting Copper Harbor would be a lot of fun for anyone...go in early September when the Fall colors are getting in gear.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Love the Brunet connection there. Many readers won't be familair with him, but he had a long big league career.

Not as many Finns in the UP as there used to be. When I was growing up, I'd hear it spoken more than just rarely. That is no longer the case when I go back to visit. Times change. (David Laurila)
2008-02-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wait a tick, you're a fellow Michigander? Where did you go to school? Say eh to the U.P.
(murphy654321 from Waltham, MA)
You see, the hard line questions stop once they realize you're from the land of George Brunet, Dick Pole and Kevin Tapani. (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I would have liked it for the Twins, but admittedly, that's because I was already a big fan of Kevin Tapani, who as an A's fan I lamented having to give up in the Bob Welch trade. It was a good trade for both teams, though, if you look at it from the perspective of anticipated value versus already-obvious value. (Christina Kahrl)