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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 430 2465 142 157 0 4.83 7.1
Birth Date5-11-1964
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age54 years, 9 months, 5 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.
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
1986 TEX MLB 31 31 157.7 11 9 0 130 143 174 18 100 7.4 8.2 1.0 9.9 41% .278 1.73 4.84 5.48 114 4.41 99.4 1.7
1987 TEX MLB 26 25 143.0 8 10 0 114 140 160 10 102 7.2 8.8 0.6 10.1 43% .289 1.78 4.53 4.91 108 4.91 103.0 1.4
1988 TEX MLB 22 22 174.3 8 10 0 134 101 148 13 103 6.9 5.2 0.7 7.6 45% .256 1.35 3.84 3.92 93 3.81 91.7 2.5
1989 TEX MLB 31 31 194.3 12 13 0 182 114 166 14 102 8.4 5.3 0.6 7.7 45% .294 1.52 3.86 5.14 96 4.39 105.7 1.5
1990 TEX MLB 33 32 222.0 17 10 0 197 110 221 12 102 8.0 4.5 0.5 9.0 43% .305 1.38 3.05 3.36 78 3.70 86.2 3.9
1991 TEX MLB 17 16 88.7 3 7 0 84 74 82 4 101 8.5 7.5 0.4 8.3 41% .317 1.78 4.18 6.09 113 6.41 148.3 -1.2
1992 OAK 0 6 6 31.7 1 1 0 31 19 25 2 94 8.8 5.4 0.6 7.1 53% .309 1.58 3.82 3.41 112 4.93 119.4 0.0
1992 TEX 0 25 25 161.3 9 13 0 152 95 100 14 99 8.5 5.3 0.8 5.6 48% .278 1.53 4.47 4.46 114 5.36 129.8 -0.8
1993 OAK MLB 35 33 220.0 14 13 0 226 91 131 16 96 9.2 3.7 0.7 5.4 47% .296 1.44 4.02 4.21 100 4.07 87.7 3.8
1994 OAK MLB 24 24 135.7 8 10 0 151 70 111 22 94 10.0 4.6 1.5 7.4 43% .315 1.63 5.32 5.04 105 6.02 121.3 -0.1
1995 FLO 0 19 19 110.7 2 7 0 104 47 95 8 98 8.5 3.8 0.7 7.7 45% .300 1.36 3.61 3.90 94 5.92 121.3 0.0
1995 TEX 0 10 10 61.3 3 4 0 81 21 46 4 101 11.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 46% .377 1.66 3.56 4.55 95 5.04 103.2 0.6
1996 TEX MLB 33 32 199.7 16 12 0 235 96 157 28 105 10.6 4.3 1.3 7.1 42% .334 1.66 4.96 5.41 103 6.64 131.1 -1.1
1997 TEX MLB 34 32 209.0 12 12 0 245 74 121 33 107 10.6 3.2 1.4 5.2 39% .308 1.53 5.13 4.82 115 6.03 125.4 -0.4
1998 SLN 0 17 5 47.3 2 5 0 55 20 28 7 99 10.5 3.8 1.3 5.3 49% .300 1.58 5.19 4.94 123 7.99 165.4 -1.1
1998 TEX 0 14 13 69.3 5 4 0 95 33 30 14 106 12.3 4.3 1.8 3.9 35% .321 1.85 6.40 7.66 122 6.92 143.4 -0.9
1999 TBA MLB 32 32 180.3 7 15 0 213 96 123 23 98 10.6 4.8 1.1 6.1 42% .333 1.71 5.13 5.84 112 7.35 142.9 -1.9
2000 CLE MLB 7 2 15.3 0 1 0 28 6 6 4 97 16.4 3.5 2.3 3.5 41% .393 2.22 7.00 7.63 117 7.59 146.0 -0.3
2001 ARI MLB 14 7 43.3 4 1 0 36 25 31 6 97 7.5 5.2 1.2 6.4 53% .234 1.41 5.31 4.78 121 6.22 128.9 -0.2
1992 TOT MLB 31 31 193.0 10 14 0 183 114 125 16 98 8.5 5.3 0.7 5.8 49% .283 1.54 4.37 4.29 114 5.29 128.1 -0.8
1995 TOT MLB 29 29 172.0 5 11 0 185 68 141 12 99 9.7 3.6 0.6 7.4 45% .330 1.47 3.59 4.13 94 5.61 114.8 0.5
1998 TOT MLB 31 18 116.7 7 9 0 150 53 58 21 103 11.6 4.1 1.6 4.5 40% .313 1.74 5.91 6.56 122 7.35 152.3 -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.
Minor league stats 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-
1985 TUL AA 11 8 35.0 0 6 0 26 44 39 1 6.7 11.3 0.3 10.0 0% .000 2.00 4.91 6.43 0 0.00 0.0
1986 TEX MLB 31 31 157.7 11 9 0 130 143 174 18 100 7.4 8.2 1.0 9.9 41% .278 1.73 4.84 5.48 114 4.41 99.4
1987 TEX MLB 26 25 143.0 8 10 0 114 140 160 10 102 7.2 8.8 0.6 10.1 43% .289 1.78 4.53 4.91 108 4.91 103.0
1987 TUL AA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 5 6 2 1 9.0 10.8 1.8 3.6 0% .000 2.20 8.61 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
1987 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 3 2 1 9.0 5.4 1.8 3.6 0% .000 1.60 7.18 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
1988 TEX MLB 22 22 174.3 8 10 0 134 101 148 13 103 6.9 5.2 0.7 7.6 45% .256 1.35 3.84 3.92 93 3.81 91.7
1988 OKL AAA 11 11 76.7 4 6 0 69 47 70 1 8.1 5.5 0.1 8.2 0% .000 1.51 3.17 4.34 0 0.00 0.0
1989 TEX MLB 31 31 194.3 12 13 0 182 114 166 14 102 8.4 5.3 0.6 7.7 45% .294 1.52 3.86 5.14 96 4.39 105.7
1990 TEX MLB 33 32 222.0 17 10 0 197 110 221 12 102 8.0 4.5 0.5 9.0 43% .305 1.38 3.05 3.36 78 3.70 86.2
1991 TEX MLB 17 16 88.7 3 7 0 84 74 82 4 101 8.5 7.5 0.4 8.3 41% .317 1.78 4.18 6.09 113 6.41 148.3
1991 OKL AAA 2 2 8.0 1 1 0 3 8 12 0 3.4 9.0 0.0 13.5 0% .000 1.38 3.13 1.13 0 0.00 0.0
1992 OAK MLB 6 6 31.7 1 1 0 31 19 25 2 94 8.8 5.4 0.6 7.1 53% .309 1.58 3.82 3.41 112 4.93 119.4
1992 TEX MLB 25 25 161.3 9 13 0 152 95 100 14 99 8.5 5.3 0.8 5.6 48% .278 1.53 4.47 4.46 114 5.36 129.8
1993 OAK MLB 35 33 220.0 14 13 0 226 91 131 16 96 9.2 3.7 0.7 5.4 47% .296 1.44 4.02 4.21 100 4.07 87.7
1994 OAK MLB 24 24 135.7 8 10 0 151 70 111 22 94 10.0 4.6 1.5 7.4 43% .315 1.63 5.32 5.04 105 6.02 121.3
1995 FLO MLB 19 19 110.7 2 7 0 104 47 95 8 98 8.5 3.8 0.7 7.7 45% .300 1.36 3.61 3.90 94 5.92 121.3
1995 TEX MLB 10 10 61.3 3 4 0 81 21 46 4 101 11.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 46% .377 1.66 3.56 4.55 95 5.04 103.2
1996 TEX MLB 33 32 199.7 16 12 0 235 96 157 28 105 10.6 4.3 1.3 7.1 42% .334 1.66 4.96 5.41 103 6.64 131.1
1997 TEX MLB 34 32 209.0 12 12 0 245 74 121 33 107 10.6 3.2 1.4 5.2 39% .308 1.53 5.13 4.82 115 6.03 125.4
1998 SLN MLB 17 5 47.3 2 5 0 55 20 28 7 99 10.5 3.8 1.3 5.3 49% .300 1.58 5.19 4.94 123 7.99 165.4
1998 TEX MLB 14 13 69.3 5 4 0 95 33 30 14 106 12.3 4.3 1.8 3.9 35% .321 1.85 6.40 7.66 122 6.92 143.4
1999 TBA MLB 32 32 180.3 7 15 0 213 96 123 23 98 10.6 4.8 1.1 6.1 42% .333 1.71 5.13 5.84 112 7.35 142.9
2000 CLE MLB 7 2 15.3 0 1 0 28 6 6 4 97 16.4 3.5 2.3 3.5 41% .393 2.22 7.00 7.63 117 7.59 146.0
2001 ARI MLB 14 7 43.3 4 1 0 36 25 31 6 97 7.5 5.2 1.2 6.4 53% .234 1.41 5.31 4.78 121 6.22 128.9
2001 TUC AAA 5 5 22.3 0 3 0 18 8 18 1 7.3 3.2 0.4 7.3 0% -.607 1.17 3.73 3.63 0 0.00 0.0

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
2001-04-08 2001-08-11 60-DL 125 110 Right Elbow Strain -
1991-05-27 1991-08-01 60-DL 66 59 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
1987-05-21 1987-06-20 30 25 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 ARI $500,000
2000 CLE $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,000,000
2 yrTotal$1,000,000

 

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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
2018-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bobby Witt Jr the next can't miss prospect?
(Ben from SD)
OK, Ben, this is how inept I am at prospects: I had to look him up. I did not know Bobby Witt had a kid. Or one who played ball. And is still in HIGH SCHOOL, fer crying out loud. Anyway, that, too, is a fantastic question to ask my pal Jeffrey Paternostro during his chat at 1 PM EDT tomorrow. Here's a link so you can submit the question to him: https://legacy.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1484 (Rob Mains)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bobby Witt Jr the next can't miss prospect?
(Ben from SD)
Soooooo there's a lot of Bobby Witt, jr questions and while obviously I have heard about him for years, the correlation between 1.1 dudes a year out and 1.1 picks isn't as strong as you'd think. Beyond that I have no strong thoughts. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good afternoon Jay! Of those currently HOF-eligible, which player had the longest career with nowhere near the stats to merit consideration for the Hall? (aka an overly long mediocre career)
(dianagramr from NYC)
On the most recent ballot, David Segui's JAWS came in about 40 points below the HOF standard at first base, a pretty wide gap. Shawon Dunston was about 56 shy, but that was before WARP's replacement level got raised; a quick check tells me he's still even further off than Segui. Among the pitchers, the worst I recall coming across was Bobby Witt, who today would be about 43 points below the average HOF starting pitcher. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Will the 2005 draft ever be topped??? It was topped before it ever happened, in 1985. I just wrote this for tomorrow morning's draft piece: . The first round included, in order of selection, B.J. Surhoff, Will Clark, Bobby Witt, Barry Larkin, Barry Bonds, Pete Incaviglia, Walt Weiss, Brian McRae, Joe Magrane, Gregg Jeffries, Rafael Palmeiro, and Joey Cora, as well as Cameron Drew, who put up outstanding numbers in the minors until a knee injury ended his career at 24, while the second round held Bruce Ruffin, Mike Schooler, and Randy Johnson (John Smoltz was hiding down in round 22). And Bo Jackson too (a flyer in rd 20)!
(PBSteve from Beautiful New Jersey)
See? Steven Goldman knows all. (Kevin Goldstein)


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