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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
23 419 2391 162 132 2 3.80 30.2
Birth Date10-23-1965
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age54 years, 0 months, 23 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.
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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
1987 NYA MLB 4 4 22.7 2 2 0 24 15 28 2 98 9.5 6.0 0.8 11.1 0% .373 1.72 3.52 6.35 89 3.63 76.3 0.5
1988 NYA MLB 14 14 57.3 4 4 0 49 33 60 7 101 7.7 5.2 1.1 9.4 0% .288 1.43 4.29 3.92 100 4.49 108.2 0.3
1989 NYA 0 4 4 26.7 1 2 0 23 21 22 1 102 7.8 7.1 0.3 7.4 0% .286 1.65 4.27 6.08 122 6.05 145.6 -0.3
1989 TOR 0 1 1 6.7 0 0 0 9 2 4 1 95 12.2 2.7 1.4 5.4 0% .333 1.65 4.49 4.05 107 5.13 123.6 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 4 0 6.3 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 106 1.4 2.8 0.0 7.1 0% .067 0.47 2.16 0.00 97 4.35 101.3 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 3 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 103 16.2 27.0 0.0 5.4 0% .429 4.80 10.70 27.00 113 5.42 125.5 0.0
1992 TOR MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 103 9.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0% .200 3.00 8.78 9.00 112 6.14 148.7 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 34 12 105.0 9 6 2 93 56 66 8 104 8.0 4.8 0.7 5.7 0% .266 1.42 4.43 4.11 113 6.19 133.6 -0.9
1994 TOR MLB 20 20 111.7 6 7 0 125 65 100 6 98 10.1 5.2 0.5 8.1 0% .347 1.70 3.90 5.08 97 5.21 105.0 0.9
1995 TOR MLB 28 28 183.0 11 11 0 162 108 153 15 98 8.0 5.3 0.7 7.5 0% .281 1.48 4.40 3.64 113 5.46 111.8 0.8
1996 FLO MLB 33 33 215.3 16 12 0 153 119 200 14 99 6.4 5.0 0.6 8.4 0% .252 1.26 3.88 2.93 96 4.60 90.8 3.5
1997 FLO MLB 27 27 151.3 11 9 0 133 91 132 13 99 7.9 5.4 0.8 7.9 0% .286 1.48 4.48 4.34 109 5.04 104.9 1.3
1998 NYN MLB 28 28 193.0 17 6 0 151 71 174 8 95 7.0 3.3 0.4 8.1 0% .272 1.15 3.07 2.47 82 3.15 65.4 5.8
1999 NYN MLB 32 32 213.0 13 12 0 209 93 162 19 97 8.8 3.9 0.8 6.8 0% .297 1.42 4.14 4.23 99 4.62 89.7 3.7
2000 NYN MLB 31 31 208.0 16 8 0 176 76 200 19 104 7.6 3.3 0.8 8.7 0% .276 1.21 3.57 3.20 77 3.04 58.5 7.1
2001 NYN MLB 29 29 187.3 11 11 0 178 46 142 18 94 8.6 2.2 0.9 6.8 0% .285 1.20 3.53 3.31 88 3.61 74.9 4.5
2002 NYN MLB 33 33 204.3 13 13 0 194 69 172 23 96 8.5 3.0 1.0 7.6 0% .287 1.29 3.78 3.48 88 3.38 72.6 5.2
2003 NYN MLB 30 30 180.7 15 9 0 176 94 139 15 98 8.8 4.7 0.7 6.9 0% .298 1.49 4.22 3.99 103 5.02 105.2 1.5
2004 NYN MLB 30 30 173.7 10 8 0 138 97 117 16 94 7.2 5.0 0.8 6.1 0% .240 1.35 4.66 3.21 112 5.79 119.5 0.0
2005 FLO 0 17 16 80.0 3 7 0 88 60 52 9 90 9.9 6.8 1.0 5.9 0% .316 1.85 5.62 6.64 115 6.95 149.5 -1.3
2005 NYA 0 16 10 62.3 4 5 0 66 38 45 4 103 9.5 5.5 0.6 6.5 0% .310 1.67 4.55 5.49 134 9.04 194.5 -2.5
1989 TOT MLB 5 5 33.3 1 2 0 32 23 26 2 101 8.6 6.2 0.5 7.0 0% .000 1.65 4.31 5.67 119 5.86 141.2 -0.3
2005 TOT MLB 33 26 142.3 7 12 0 154 98 97 13 96 9.7 6.2 0.8 6.1 0% .000 1.77 5.15 6.13 123 7.86 169.2 -3.8
CareerMLB4193822391.01621322215211631974198988.14.40.77.446%.2841.394.053.80994.6897.030.2

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-
1984 ONE A- NYP 10 10 57.0 3 2 0 52 26 48 1 8.2 4.1 0.2 7.6 0% .000 1.37 2.92 3.63 0 0.00 0.0
1985 ONE A- NYP 6 6 38.0 3 2 0 27 25 34 0 6.4 5.9 0.0 8.1 0% .000 1.37 3.00 2.37 0 0.00 0.0
1985 FTL A+ FSL 17 17 82.0 1 6 0 87 57 44 3 9.5 6.3 0.3 4.8 0% .000 1.76 4.31 6.48 0 0.00 0.0
1986 FTL A+ FSL 22 21 117.7 4 8 0 96 90 101 2 7.3 6.9 0.2 7.7 0% .000 1.58 3.63 4.05 0 0.00 0.0
1987 NYA MLB AL 4 4 22.7 2 2 0 24 15 28 2 98 9.5 6.0 0.8 11.1 0% .373 1.72 3.52 6.35 89 3.63 76.3
1987 ABY AA EAS 15 14 78.0 3 3 0 64 37 71 4 7.4 4.3 0.5 8.2 0% .000 1.29 3.60 3.35 0 0.00 0.0
1987 COH AAA INT 5 5 23.3 1 4 0 21 15 23 1 8.1 5.8 0.4 8.9 0% .000 1.55 3.44 6.18 0 0.00 0.0
1988 NYA MLB AL 14 14 57.3 4 4 0 49 33 60 7 101 7.7 5.2 1.1 9.4 0% .288 1.43 4.29 3.92 100 4.49 108.2
1988 COH AAA INT 4 4 13.0 0 2 0 5 14 12 0 3.5 9.7 0.0 8.3 0% .000 1.46 4.25 3.46 0 0.00 0.0
1989 NYA MLB AL 4 4 26.7 1 2 0 23 21 22 1 102 7.8 7.1 0.3 7.4 0% .286 1.65 4.27 6.08 122 6.05 145.6
1989 TOR MLB AL 1 1 6.7 0 0 0 9 2 4 1 95 12.2 2.7 1.4 5.4 0% .333 1.65 4.49 4.05 107 5.13 123.6
1989 DUN A+ FSL 3 3 8.0 0 2 0 11 5 4 0 12.4 5.6 0.0 4.5 0% .000 2.00 3.73 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
1990 TOR MLB AL 4 0 6.3 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 106 1.4 2.8 0.0 7.1 0% .067 0.47 2.16 0.00 97 4.35 101.3
1990 DUN A+ FSL 6 6 24.0 0 0 0 18 12 14 1 6.8 4.5 0.4 5.3 0% .000 1.25 4.06 2.63 0 0.00 0.0
1990 SYR AAA INT 15 14 78.0 3 8 0 59 68 69 4 6.8 7.8 0.5 8.0 0% .000 1.63 4.44 4.62 0 0.00 0.0
1991 TOR MLB AL 3 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 103 16.2 27.0 0.0 5.4 0% .429 4.80 10.70 27.00 113 5.42 125.5
1991 DUN A+ FSL 4 3 9.7 0 0 0 5 7 5 0 4.6 6.5 0.0 4.6 0% .000 1.24 4.01 1.86 0 0.00 0.0
1992 TOR MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 103 9.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0% .200 3.00 8.78 9.00 112 6.14 148.7
1992 SYR AAA INT 27 27 163.3 8 9 0 159 64 108 9 8.8 3.5 0.5 6.0 0% .000 1.37 3.65 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
1993 TOR MLB AL 34 12 105.0 9 6 2 93 56 66 8 104 8.0 4.8 0.7 5.7 0% .266 1.42 4.43 4.11 113 6.19 133.6
1994 TOR MLB AL 20 20 111.7 6 7 0 125 65 100 6 98 10.1 5.2 0.5 8.1 0% .347 1.70 3.90 5.08 97 5.21 105.0
1995 TOR MLB AL 28 28 183.0 11 11 0 162 108 153 15 98 8.0 5.3 0.7 7.5 0% .281 1.48 4.40 3.64 113 5.46 111.8
1996 FLO MLB NL 33 33 215.3 16 12 0 153 119 200 14 99 6.4 5.0 0.6 8.4 0% .252 1.26 3.88 2.93 96 4.60 90.8
1997 FLO MLB NL 27 27 151.3 11 9 0 133 91 132 13 99 7.9 5.4 0.8 7.9 0% .286 1.48 4.48 4.34 109 5.04 104.9
1998 NYN MLB NL 28 28 193.0 17 6 0 151 71 174 8 95 7.0 3.3 0.4 8.1 0% .272 1.15 3.07 2.47 82 3.15 65.4
1999 NYN MLB NL 32 32 213.0 13 12 0 209 93 162 19 97 8.8 3.9 0.8 6.8 0% .297 1.42 4.14 4.23 99 4.62 89.7
2000 NYN MLB NL 31 31 208.0 16 8 0 176 76 200 19 104 7.6 3.3 0.8 8.7 0% .276 1.21 3.57 3.20 77 3.04 58.5
2001 NYN MLB NL 29 29 187.3 11 11 0 178 46 142 18 94 8.6 2.2 0.9 6.8 0% .285 1.20 3.53 3.31 88 3.61 74.9
2002 NYN MLB NL 33 33 204.3 13 13 0 194 69 172 23 96 8.5 3.0 1.0 7.6 0% .287 1.29 3.78 3.48 88 3.38 72.6
2003 NYN MLB NL 30 30 180.7 15 9 0 176 94 139 15 98 8.8 4.7 0.7 6.9 0% .298 1.49 4.22 3.99 103 5.02 105.2
2004 NYN MLB NL 30 30 173.7 10 8 0 138 97 117 16 94 7.2 5.0 0.8 6.1 0% .240 1.35 4.66 3.21 112 5.79 119.5
2005 FLO MLB NL 17 16 80.0 3 7 0 88 60 52 9 90 9.9 6.8 1.0 5.9 0% .316 1.85 5.62 6.64 115 6.95 149.5
2005 NYA MLB AL 16 10 62.3 4 5 0 66 38 45 4 103 9.5 5.5 0.6 6.5 0% .310 1.67 4.55 5.49 134 9.04 194.5
2006 USA wor WBC 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .600 0.00 0.00 0.00 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
2004-05-12 2004-06-01 15-DL 20 17 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-06-30 2003-07-20 15-DL 20 16 Right Knee Swelling -
2001-04-21 2001-05-18 15-DL 27 24 Left Elbow Strain - -
1998-06-27 1998-07-18 15-DL 21 16 Left Knee Strain Patellar Tendon - -
1997-10-23 1997-10-23 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 1997-10-23 -
1997-08-13 1997-08-29 15-DL 16 14 Left Groin Strain - -
1997-05-01 1997-05-20 15-DL 19 17 Right Knee Contusion - -
1994-06-09 1994-06-27 15-DL 18 16 - Groin Strain - -
1993-04-24 1993-05-11 15-DL 17 15 Left Fingers Blister - -
1991-04-22 1991-10-14 60-DL 175 149 - Elbow Inflammation Ulnar Neuritis - -
1989-05-07 1989-10-09 60-DL 155 132 Left Shoulder Surgery 1989-09-08 -
1988-06-22 1988-07-27 15-DL 35 30 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 FLO $7,000,000
2004 NYN $10,295,600
2003 NYN $8,000,000
2002 NYN $9,250,000
2001 NYN $9,750,000
2000 NYN $7,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$52,045,600
6 yrTotal$52,045,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 67 dRandy Hendricks1 yr/$1.5M (06)+$0.5M incts

Details
  • retired 3/06 re-signed as a free agent 1/06, 1 year/$1.5M (06)+$0.5M bonuses (minor-league contract)
  • trade after designated for assignment-FL 7/05 (NYY pay $0.4M of 05 sal)
  • signed as a free agent from NYM 12/04, 1 year/$8M (05) ($7M to Leiter, $1M to charity in 4 $0.25M installments, 05-08)
  • 05:$4M, $3M signing bonus deferred @ 0% interest ($1M in 07, $2M in 08)
  • NYM declined $10M 05 option 11/04 (pd $2M buyout)
  • 2 year/$18M (03-04)+$10M 05 club option
  • 03:$8M (+$2M bonuses), 04:$8M (+$2M bonuses), 05:$10M mutual option $2M buyout
  • re-signed 7/02
  • 4 year/$32M (99-02) $9M signing bonus payable 10/99-7/02
  • 99:$3M, 00:$5.5M, 01:$7.5M, 02:$7M

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
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which baseball annoucers are your favorites? I enjoy the rapport between Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone quite a bit and the Red Sox guys (Orsillo and Remy) are fun too.
(JG Ballard from Vermillion Sands)
Vin Scully is my favorite, hands down. Great bit from the Sons of Steve Garvey site yesterday (http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2010/03/vin-scully-on-bill-veeck-and-colored.html) about Scully telling a story about racism, Bill Veeck, and the flight of major league spring training facilities to Arizona.

I'm no Michael Kay fan, but I really like Ken Singleton on the Yankees games, and enjoyed David Cone while he was around. Al Leiter is decent too. I don't mind Krukow and Kuiper for the Giants, even though they're "the enemy" to a Dodger fan. For national games, I'm really eager to hear more of Jon Sciambi on ESPN, because he's a friend of BP and because I like what I've heard. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, who are the pitchers coming onto the ballot next year? I've heard that there's going to be a wave which will cut into Blyleven's vote count. Is that true? Also, do you see the Vets Committee enshrining Lou and Tram after Tram drops off the ballot (this seems, rather unfortunately, inevitible).
(David from Huntersville NC)
Pitchers eligible for next year's ballot include Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Wilson Alvarez, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Paul Quantrill, Cal Eldred, Kirk Rueter and Steve Reed. I don't see any of them cutting into anybody's support, and other than the first three, I don't see any of them even getting through the nomination stage. Though if Mike Jackson can... (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)


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