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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
25 682 4413.3 305 203 0 3.54 59.4
Birth Date3-25-1966
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age53 years, 6 months, 25 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 ATL MLB 9 9 50.3 2 4 0 55 33 20 5 100 9.8 5.9 0.9 3.6 0% .282 1.75 5.50 5.54 122 7.65 160.5 -1.0
1988 ATL MLB 34 34 195.3 7 17 0 201 63 84 12 101 9.3 2.9 0.6 3.9 0% .279 1.35 3.73 4.56 109 5.34 128.5 -0.8
1989 ATL MLB 29 29 186.0 14 8 0 172 40 90 20 101 8.3 1.9 1.0 4.4 0% .248 1.14 3.76 3.68 97 3.76 90.6 2.8
1990 ATL MLB 33 33 214.3 10 12 0 232 78 129 18 106 9.7 3.3 0.8 5.4 0% .304 1.45 3.80 4.28 97 4.56 106.1 1.6
1991 ATL MLB 34 34 246.7 20 11 0 201 69 192 17 106 7.3 2.5 0.6 7.0 0% .260 1.09 2.99 2.55 81 2.81 65.0 7.1
1992 ATL MLB 33 33 225.0 20 8 0 197 70 129 6 103 7.9 2.8 0.2 5.2 0% .268 1.19 2.93 2.76 92 3.45 83.7 4.2
1993 ATL MLB 36 36 239.3 22 6 0 236 90 120 16 100 8.9 3.4 0.6 4.5 0% .280 1.36 3.99 3.20 106 4.70 101.4 2.5
1994 ATL MLB 25 25 165.3 13 9 0 173 70 140 10 101 9.4 3.8 0.5 7.6 0% .320 1.47 3.44 3.97 84 3.58 72.2 4.2
1995 ATL MLB 29 29 198.7 16 7 0 182 66 127 9 101 8.2 3.0 0.4 5.8 0% .281 1.25 3.45 3.08 95 4.22 86.5 3.6
1996 ATL MLB 36 36 235.3 15 10 0 222 85 181 14 99 8.5 3.3 0.5 6.9 0% .291 1.30 3.40 2.98 89 4.11 81.1 5.0
1997 ATL MLB 33 33 240.0 14 7 0 197 79 152 20 99 7.4 3.0 0.8 5.7 0% .248 1.15 3.92 2.96 98 3.96 82.5 4.9
1998 ATL MLB 33 33 229.3 20 6 0 202 74 157 13 96 7.9 2.9 0.5 6.2 0% .275 1.20 3.42 2.47 94 4.27 88.5 4.1
1999 ATL MLB 35 35 234.0 14 11 0 259 83 138 18 94 10.0 3.2 0.7 5.3 0% .309 1.46 4.01 4.12 94 4.66 90.6 4.0
2000 ATL MLB 35 35 241.0 21 9 0 222 65 152 24 105 8.3 2.4 0.9 5.7 0% .265 1.19 3.94 3.40 90 3.71 71.4 6.5
2001 ATL MLB 35 35 219.3 16 7 0 213 97 116 24 98 8.7 4.0 1.0 4.8 0% .274 1.41 4.72 3.57 112 5.15 106.8 1.6
2002 ATL MLB 36 36 224.7 18 11 0 210 78 127 21 99 8.4 3.1 0.8 5.1 0% .269 1.28 4.10 2.96 105 4.82 103.5 2.0
2003 NYN MLB 32 32 183.3 9 14 0 205 66 82 21 97 10.1 3.2 1.0 4.0 0% .297 1.48 4.68 4.52 111 6.08 127.4 -0.6
2004 NYN MLB 33 33 212.3 11 14 0 204 70 109 20 92 8.6 3.0 0.8 4.6 0% .261 1.29 4.13 3.60 101 4.71 97.2 2.5
2005 NYN MLB 33 33 211.3 13 13 0 227 61 105 12 94 9.7 2.6 0.5 4.5 0% .299 1.36 3.63 3.53 99 4.16 89.5 3.2
2006 NYN MLB 32 32 198.0 15 7 0 202 62 131 22 90 9.2 2.8 1.0 6.0 0% .290 1.33 4.25 3.82 99 4.32 87.9 3.2
2007 NYN MLB 34 34 200.3 13 8 0 219 64 89 23 99 9.8 2.9 1.0 4.0 0% .290 1.41 4.79 4.45 116 6.05 125.2 -0.7
2008 ATL MLB 13 13 63.3 2 4 0 67 37 37 11 100 9.5 5.3 1.6 5.3 0% .287 1.64 5.99 5.54 114 6.25 133.3 -0.5
CareerMLB6826824413.33052030429815002607356998.83.10.75.350%.2801.313.893.54994.4695.059.4

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-
1985 SUM A SAL 26 26 168.7 9 6 0 114 73 174 6 6.1 3.9 0.3 9.3 0% .000 1.11 3.05 2.35 0 0.00 0.0
1986 GRN AA SOU 22 22 145.3 11 6 0 129 70 114 14 8.0 4.3 0.9 7.1 0% .000 1.37 4.09 3.41 0 0.00 0.0
1986 GWN AAA INT 7 7 40.0 1 5 0 40 27 12 4 9.0 6.1 0.9 2.7 0% .000 1.68 5.35 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
1987 ATL MLB NL 9 9 50.3 2 4 0 55 33 20 5 100 9.8 5.9 0.9 3.6 0% .282 1.75 5.50 5.54 122 7.65 160.5
1987 GWN AAA INT 22 22 150.3 6 12 0 142 56 91 15 8.5 3.4 0.9 5.4 0% .000 1.32 4.13 3.35 0 0.00 0.0
1988 ATL MLB NL 34 34 195.3 7 17 0 201 63 84 12 101 9.3 2.9 0.6 3.9 0% .279 1.35 3.73 4.56 109 5.34 128.5
1989 ATL MLB NL 29 29 186.0 14 8 0 172 40 90 20 101 8.3 1.9 1.0 4.4 0% .248 1.14 3.76 3.68 97 3.76 90.6
1990 ATL MLB NL 33 33 214.3 10 12 0 232 78 129 18 106 9.7 3.3 0.8 5.4 0% .304 1.45 3.80 4.28 97 4.56 106.1
1991 ATL MLB NL 34 34 246.7 20 11 0 201 69 192 17 106 7.3 2.5 0.6 7.0 0% .260 1.09 2.99 2.55 81 2.81 65.0
1992 ATL MLB NL 33 33 225.0 20 8 0 197 70 129 6 103 7.9 2.8 0.2 5.2 0% .268 1.19 2.93 2.76 92 3.45 83.7
1993 ATL MLB NL 36 36 239.3 22 6 0 236 90 120 16 100 8.9 3.4 0.6 4.5 0% .280 1.36 3.99 3.20 106 4.70 101.4
1994 ATL MLB NL 25 25 165.3 13 9 0 173 70 140 10 101 9.4 3.8 0.5 7.6 0% .320 1.47 3.44 3.97 84 3.58 72.2
1995 ATL MLB NL 29 29 198.7 16 7 0 182 66 127 9 101 8.2 3.0 0.4 5.8 0% .281 1.25 3.45 3.08 95 4.22 86.5
1996 ATL MLB NL 36 36 235.3 15 10 0 222 85 181 14 99 8.5 3.3 0.5 6.9 0% .291 1.30 3.40 2.98 89 4.11 81.1
1997 ATL MLB NL 33 33 240.0 14 7 0 197 79 152 20 99 7.4 3.0 0.8 5.7 0% .248 1.15 3.92 2.96 98 3.96 82.5
1998 ATL MLB NL 33 33 229.3 20 6 0 202 74 157 13 96 7.9 2.9 0.5 6.2 0% .275 1.20 3.42 2.47 94 4.27 88.5
1999 ATL MLB NL 35 35 234.0 14 11 0 259 83 138 18 94 10.0 3.2 0.7 5.3 0% .309 1.46 4.01 4.12 94 4.66 90.6
2000 ATL MLB NL 35 35 241.0 21 9 0 222 65 152 24 105 8.3 2.4 0.9 5.7 0% .265 1.19 3.94 3.40 90 3.71 71.4
2001 ATL MLB NL 35 35 219.3 16 7 0 213 97 116 24 98 8.7 4.0 1.0 4.8 0% .274 1.41 4.72 3.57 112 5.15 106.8
2002 ATL MLB NL 36 36 224.7 18 11 0 210 78 127 21 99 8.4 3.1 0.8 5.1 0% .269 1.28 4.10 2.96 105 4.82 103.5
2003 NYN MLB NL 32 32 183.3 9 14 0 205 66 82 21 97 10.1 3.2 1.0 4.0 0% .297 1.48 4.68 4.52 111 6.08 127.4
2004 NYN MLB NL 33 33 212.3 11 14 0 204 70 109 20 92 8.6 3.0 0.8 4.6 0% .261 1.29 4.13 3.60 101 4.71 97.2
2005 NYN MLB NL 33 33 211.3 13 13 0 227 61 105 12 94 9.7 2.6 0.5 4.5 0% .299 1.36 3.63 3.53 99 4.16 89.5
2006 NYN MLB NL 32 32 198.0 15 7 0 202 62 131 22 90 9.2 2.8 1.0 6.0 0% .290 1.33 4.25 3.82 99 4.32 87.9
2007 NYN MLB NL 34 34 200.3 13 8 0 219 64 89 23 99 9.8 2.9 1.0 4.0 0% .290 1.41 4.79 4.45 116 6.05 125.2
2008 ATL MLB NL 13 13 63.3 2 4 0 67 37 37 11 100 9.5 5.3 1.6 5.3 0% .287 1.64 5.99 5.54 114 6.25 133.3
2008 MYR A+ CRL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 100 6.8 2.3 0.0 9.0 0% .300 1.00 2.95 2.25 74 3.28 67.1
2008 MIS AA SOU 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 100 7.2 1.8 0.0 1.8 0% .222 1.00 3.44 3.60 110 3.11 63.7
2009 ROM A SAL 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 84 4.5 0.0 0.0 3.0 0% .158 0.50 2.78 0.00 106 3.78 79.5
2009 MIS AA SOU 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 84 13.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0% .200 2.00 11.09 4.50 134 5.94 124.9
2009 GWN AAA INT 2 2 8.0 1 0 0 11 2 3 1 105 12.4 2.3 1.1 3.4 0% .345 1.63 4.77 3.38 112 5.24 110.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1037 0.3452 0.3529 0.8224 0.5922 0.2268 0.9198 0.6883 0.1776
Career10370.34520.35290.82240.59220.22680.91980.68830.1776

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
2009-04-02 2009-06-03 15-DL 62 51 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Flexor Tendon 2008-08-21
2008-08-15 2008-09-28 60-DL 44 40 Left Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon 2008-08-21
2008-06-10 2008-08-14 60-DL 65 56 Left Elbow Strain Flexors -
2008-04-14 2008-04-29 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 ATL $1,000,000
2008 ATL $8,000,000
2007 NYN $7,500,000
2006 NYN $9,993,640
2005 NYN $10,765,608
2004 NYN $10,765,608
2003 NYN $11,000,000
2002 ATL $8,623,700
2001 ATL $9,500,000
2000 ATL $8,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$85,648,556
10 yrTotal$85,648,556

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
21 y 52 dGregg Clifton

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 2/19/09. $3.5M in roster bonuses: $1M for making active roster, $1.25M each for 30, 60 days on active roster. Large portion on bonuses earned may be deferred for up to 5 years. Released by Atlanta 6/3/09. Retired 2/10.
  • 1 year/$8M (2008). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/19/07 perks: suite on road.
  • 1 year/$10.5M (2007), plus 2008 player option. Re-signed as a free agent 11/06. 07:$7.5M, 08:$9M player option, $3M buyout. Full no-trade clause. Glavine declined $13M 2008 player option 10/5/07. 2008 player option: guaranteed with 160 IP in 2007, with additional $1M (up to $13M) for each additional 10 IP in 2007. Option may be declined by Glavine if it becomes guaranteed.
  • 1 year/$10.5M (2006), plus 2007 option. Contract restructured 5/06: a) reducing 2006 salary to $7.5M ($5.25M deferred at 6% interest), b) adding 2007 option ($7.5M player, $14M club) $5.5M 2007 player option ($3M buyout) (increases by $1M each for 180, 190 & 200 IP in 2006), $12M 2007 club option ($3M buyout) (increases by $2M with 180 IP in 2006). Performance bonuses may increase 2007 salary to $14M. Glavine & Mets each declined options 11/06.
  • 3 years/$35M (2003-05), plus 2006 option. Re-signed as a free agent 11/02. 03:$11M, 04:$10.5M, 05:$10.5M, 06:$6.5M mutual option, $2M buyout. 2006 option becomes guaranteed at: $10.5M with 600 IP in 2003-05 or 200 IP in 2005, $9M & $1.5M in bonuses with 580-600 IP in 2003-05 or 200 IP in 2005, $8M & $2.5M in bonuses with 560-600 IP in 2003-05 or 200 IP in 2005. Absent vesting, 2006 option is mutual, for $6.5M, with $4M in performance bonuses. Award bonus: $50,000 All-Star. No-trade clause. Option vested at $10.5M ($5.25M deferred at 6% interest).
  • 4 years/$34M (1998-2001), plus $8M 2002 club option. Signed 5/97. 2002 option vests at $8M with 228 IP in 2001 or 445 IP in 2000-01).
  • 4 years/$20.5M (1993-1996), plus 1997 option. Signed 12/92. $1M signing bonus. 93:$4.5M, 94:$4.5M, 95:$4.5M, 96:5M, 97$5M option ($1M buyout).
  • 1 year/$2.975M (1992).
  • 1 year/$0.6975M (1991).
  • 1 year/$0.285M (1990).
  • 1 year/$117,500 (1989).
  • 1 year/$65,000 (1988).
  • 1 year (1987). Contract purchased by Atlanta 8/87.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 1984 (2-47) (Billerica HS, Mass.). $85,000 signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kyle Crick? Does he have #2-3 potential? Are the Matt Cain comparisons legit or is it just because they are in same system.
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Just because they're in the same system. Crick does have that kind of potential, but they're really not all that similar as pitchers. Reminds me of how every Braves LHP prospect was compared to Tom Glavine for awhile. (Jason Cole)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jay - Do you feel that the Hall of Fame will start to give guidelines to the voters sooner rather than later when it comes to steroids? I have seen comments regarding how quickly Bagwell shrunk in size as to why someone was not going to vote for him (Chicago Tribune). As Phil Rogers says, 580+ writers, 580+ opinions on the matter. Thanks
(Brian from Tinley Park)
Good question. I think we're years away from that, because while there are several candidates about to hit the ballot whose careers have been linked to PED use, there are also a bunch of milestone candidates whose elections are a virtual lock. Even without Barry Bonds and Roger Clmeens, you'll still have Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Randy Johnson and Craig Biggio on that score, as well as solid candidates without the milestones OR PED connections such as John Smoltz and Curt Schilling. I think we're years away before the Hall feels a need to interject itself into the debate on the guideline grounds. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hiya Christina . . . us SABRites will witness Tom Glavine having his number retired by the Braves Friday night. Will Glavine be the last 300-game winner in the majors?
(dianagramr from NYC)
We will, won't we? At any rate, it's an interesting question. I predicted Randy Johnson would get there in '99 on a CLTV broadcast, but right now, there's nobody in the field who makes for an equally interesting prediction/projection. (That, or I understand I'm not going to be that lucky again.) Unless Andy Pettitte elects to try and pull a Moyer and gut it out for years to come as long as he's physically able (and attractive to big-scoring contenders), I think Sabathia's the only obvious best hope around today. Like the Big Unit and what I said 11 year ago, Sabathia's such an extraordinary, unique physical type that we can't really guess how he'll do as he gets older. If his knees start to go, would he be able to adapt? I don't know, but I guess I'm less confident about Sabathia's chances now than I was about Johnson's chances then. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has been the answer to more comps questions in the last 5 years - Mike Cameron or Tom Glavine?
(Mario66 from Toronto)
How about the most MISUSED comp -- Jamie Moyer. Every lefty with crap stuff and good numbers gets a Moyer comp (NOT by scouts). It's never accurate. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-06-05 15:30:00 (link to chat)Do you think Tom Glavine will get a look from anybody right now?
(Tim from Tampa)
Maybe the Nationals? At this point, a contending team isn't going to want to take a flyer on Glavine because the upside isn't necessarily akin to that of a Ben Sheets. And the non-contenders should probably be seeing what their young guys can do. (Eric Seidman)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have we seen the best of Jon Lester, or is this just a temporary bump in the road?
(mattymatty from Philly)
I'll admit to being a Lester believer, but I accept that many of my colleagues disagree and have suggested that we've seen his best work. I think his PECOTA comps are appropriately suggestive, given his age; I see Bob Knepper '79 or Tom Glavine '91, and I figure the upside play's worth dreaming on, even while I'd admit that it's a reach. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Christina! Did you happen to see what Cyrt Schilling wrote in his blog today? "As I stated yesterday the pendulum is swinging very heavily in the direction of it just being over. Iíve never sat around and not gotten ready to head to Florida, well not in 23 or so years anyway, so to me that will likely be the last real test for me and whether or not I want to put the time and effort into getting after it one more time." Any thoughts? I've always kind of liked Schilling...
(lpiklor from Chicago)
Yeah, I think it would definitely be a shame to see Schilling leave the game this way, but what are the possible alternatives? Tom Glavine's going to go down fighting, but it doesn't look like that'll end well. Nobody should want to be the next Steve Carlton (for this reason, among others). While I don't think anyone could ever see eye to eye with Schilling on everything, it's always been easy for me to root for him because he's a fellow games geek/geekette; it's sort of like when Lenny Dykstra talked about Strat in '86, and how that felt for Strat-o players nationwide. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneA year out of date, but compare the peak scores of these then-active pitchers:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7451

Roger Clemens: 83.9
Greg Maddux 86/0
Randy Johnson 77.3
Pedro Martinez 68.8
Curt Schilling 65.9
Mike Mussina 64.3
Tom Glavine 63.7
John Smoltz 58.5
Avg HoF SP 67.2
(Jay Jaffe)
 

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