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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 414 2595.3 169 137 0 3.74 45.1
Birth Date12-6-1967
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
Age51 years, 4 months, 17 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
1989 KCA MLB 6 5 21.7 1 4 0 34 12 10 3 94 14.1 5.0 1.2 4.2 33% .383 2.12 5.38 9.14 126 7.79 187.5 -0.7
1990 KCA MLB 32 24 185.7 12 8 0 179 54 127 13 100 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.2 48% .285 1.25 3.31 2.76 89 4.03 93.8 2.5
1991 KCA MLB 34 31 207.7 13 10 0 205 61 158 13 97 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.8 45% .297 1.28 3.10 3.42 86 3.82 88.3 3.5
1992 KCA MLB 30 30 208.3 15 8 0 167 68 150 10 98 7.2 2.9 0.4 6.5 42% .252 1.13 2.97 2.46 84 3.54 85.8 3.6
1993 KCA MLB 34 34 238.7 18 8 0 183 81 186 8 100 6.9 3.1 0.3 7.0 45% .258 1.11 2.89 2.56 83 3.35 72.4 6.0
1994 KCA MLB 23 23 155.0 7 6 0 137 63 145 11 98 8.0 3.7 0.6 8.4 48% .293 1.29 3.54 3.83 80 3.76 75.7 3.6
1995 KCA MLB 31 31 201.3 15 10 0 163 80 185 14 97 7.3 3.6 0.6 8.3 48% .273 1.21 3.51 3.89 83 3.45 70.7 5.3
1996 KCA MLB 32 32 211.3 14 11 0 192 75 207 17 97 8.2 3.2 0.7 8.8 45% .307 1.26 3.46 3.62 75 3.30 65.2 6.3
1997 KCA MLB 34 34 235.7 9 13 0 215 74 196 24 99 8.2 2.8 0.9 7.5 40% .283 1.23 3.79 3.40 93 3.96 82.3 4.9
1998 KCA MLB 3 3 15.0 1 2 0 21 5 9 3 102 12.6 3.0 1.8 5.4 41% .353 1.73 5.82 7.80 108 5.48 113.5 0.1
1999 KCA 0 22 22 140.3 9 9 0 153 51 78 18 101 9.8 3.3 1.2 5.0 46% .293 1.45 4.96 4.87 109 5.77 112.2 0.8
1999 OAK 0 12 12 68.7 7 5 0 77 33 53 9 96 10.1 4.3 1.2 6.9 39% .313 1.60 4.84 5.77 102 5.27 102.5 0.8
2000 OAK MLB 31 31 195.3 15 11 0 200 102 129 23 92 9.2 4.7 1.1 5.9 43% .285 1.55 5.13 4.52 112 6.38 122.8 -0.1
2001 NYN MLB 33 33 206.7 11 10 0 181 64 172 22 92 7.9 2.8 1.0 7.5 52% .273 1.19 3.87 3.57 90 3.41 70.8 5.5
2002 ANA MLB 32 32 188.3 14 12 0 191 64 132 23 94 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.3 40% .295 1.35 4.37 3.92 104 4.40 94.4 2.5
2003 ANA 0 19 19 92.7 7 7 0 105 36 50 17 98 10.2 3.5 1.7 4.9 35% .283 1.52 5.82 5.63 122 6.04 126.7 -0.3
2003 KCA 0 4 4 19.0 1 2 0 15 7 5 4 100 7.1 3.3 1.9 2.4 34% .180 1.16 6.40 4.26 144 8.61 180.4 -0.6
2004 KCA MLB 2 2 4.0 0 1 0 7 3 2 0 99 15.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 47% .412 2.50 4.40 13.50 105 4.93 101.8 0.0
1999 TOT MLB 34 34 209.0 16 14 0 230 84 131 27 100 9.9 3.6 1.2 5.6 44% .300 1.50 4.92 5.17 107 5.61 109.0 1.6
2003 TOT MLB 23 23 111.7 8 9 0 120 43 55 21 98 9.7 3.5 1.7 4.4 35% .266 1.46 5.92 5.40 125 6.48 135.8 -0.9
CareerMLB4144022595.3169137024259331994232978.43.20.86.944%.2841.293.853.74954.1787.745.1

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-
1987 EUG A- NWN 15 15 77.0 5 2 0 81 29 72 2 9.5 3.4 0.2 8.4 0% .000 1.43 3.32 3.04 0 0.00 0.0
1988 BCY A+ FSL 24 24 147.3 10 9 0 134 39 112 1 8.2 2.4 0.1 6.8 0% .000 1.17 2.21 2.75 0 0.00 0.0
1988 MEM AA SOU 3 3 19.7 2 0 0 11 7 18 0 5.0 3.2 0.0 8.2 0% .000 0.91 2.12 1.83 0 0.00 0.0
1989 KCA MLB AL 6 5 21.7 1 4 0 34 12 10 3 94 14.1 5.0 1.2 4.2 33% .383 2.12 5.38 9.14 126 7.79 187.5
1989 OMA AAA AA 22 22 139.0 8 8 0 141 42 109 6 9.1 2.7 0.4 7.1 0% .000 1.32 2.88 3.95 0 0.00 0.0
1990 KCA MLB AL 32 24 185.7 12 8 0 179 54 127 13 100 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.2 48% .285 1.25 3.31 2.76 89 4.03 93.8
1990 OMA AAA AA 3 3 18.0 2 0 0 15 3 17 0 7.5 1.5 0.0 8.5 0% .000 1.00 1.76 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
1991 KCA MLB AL 34 31 207.7 13 10 0 205 61 158 13 97 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.8 45% .297 1.28 3.10 3.42 86 3.82 88.3
1992 KCA MLB AL 30 30 208.3 15 8 0 167 68 150 10 98 7.2 2.9 0.4 6.5 42% .252 1.13 2.97 2.46 84 3.54 85.8
1993 KCA MLB AL 34 34 238.7 18 8 0 183 81 186 8 100 6.9 3.1 0.3 7.0 45% .258 1.11 2.89 2.56 83 3.35 72.4
1994 KCA MLB AL 23 23 155.0 7 6 0 137 63 145 11 98 8.0 3.7 0.6 8.4 48% .293 1.29 3.54 3.83 80 3.76 75.7
1995 KCA MLB AL 31 31 201.3 15 10 0 163 80 185 14 97 7.3 3.6 0.6 8.3 48% .273 1.21 3.51 3.89 83 3.45 70.7
1996 KCA MLB AL 32 32 211.3 14 11 0 192 75 207 17 97 8.2 3.2 0.7 8.8 45% .307 1.26 3.46 3.62 75 3.30 65.2
1997 KCA MLB AL 34 34 235.7 9 13 0 215 74 196 24 99 8.2 2.8 0.9 7.5 40% .283 1.23 3.79 3.40 93 3.96 82.3
1998 KCA MLB AL 3 3 15.0 1 2 0 21 5 9 3 102 12.6 3.0 1.8 5.4 41% .353 1.73 5.82 7.80 108 5.48 113.5
1998 LNS A MDW 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 11.3 0% -.800 1.00 1.04 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
1998 WIC AA TXS 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 8 2 1 1 12.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 0% -1.750 1.67 6.36 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 OMA AAA PCL 6 6 32.0 3 2 0 41 12 22 7 11.5 3.4 2.0 6.2 0% -.810 1.66 6.24 7.03 0 0.00 0.0
1999 KCA MLB AL 22 22 140.3 9 9 0 153 51 78 18 101 9.8 3.3 1.2 5.0 46% .293 1.45 4.96 4.87 109 5.77 112.2
1999 OAK MLB AL 12 12 68.7 7 5 0 77 33 53 9 96 10.1 4.3 1.2 6.9 39% .313 1.60 4.84 5.77 102 5.27 102.5
2000 OAK MLB AL 31 31 195.3 15 11 0 200 102 129 23 92 9.2 4.7 1.1 5.9 43% .285 1.55 5.13 4.52 112 6.38 122.8
2001 NYN MLB NL 33 33 206.7 11 10 0 181 64 172 22 92 7.9 2.8 1.0 7.5 52% .273 1.19 3.87 3.57 90 3.41 70.8
2002 ANA MLB AL 32 32 188.3 14 12 0 191 64 132 23 94 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.3 40% .295 1.35 4.37 3.92 104 4.40 94.4
2003 ANA MLB AL 19 19 92.7 7 7 0 105 36 50 17 98 10.2 3.5 1.7 4.9 35% .283 1.52 5.82 5.63 122 6.04 126.7
2003 KCA MLB AL 4 4 19.0 1 2 0 15 7 5 4 100 7.1 3.3 1.9 2.4 34% .180 1.16 6.40 4.26 144 8.61 180.4
2004 KCA MLB AL 2 2 4.0 0 1 0 7 3 2 0 99 15.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 47% .412 2.50 4.40 13.50 105 4.93 101.8
2004 WIC AA TXS 4 4 14.7 0 0 0 19 4 3 1 11.6 2.4 0.6 1.8 0% .305 1.56 4.71 4.90 0 0.00 0.0
2004 OMA AAA PCL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 7 2 2 1 15.8 4.5 2.3 4.5 0% .429 2.25 7.26 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TAC AAA PCL 10 5 35.2 1 2 0 39 24 26 0 99 10.0 6.1 0.0 6.6 49% .331 1.79 4.07 4.60 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
2006-03-18 2006-03-29 Camp 11 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2004-04-24 2004-07-25 60-DL 92 81 Right Forearm Strain Transferred To The Voluntary Retired List -
2004-04-02 2004-04-17 15-DL 15 10 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2003-09-03
2003-08-25 2003-09-29 15-DL 35 31 Right Elbow Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2003-09-03
2003-04-20 2003-05-08 15-DL 18 14 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2002-08-19 2002-08-24 DTD 5 4 Left Groin Soreness - -
2002-06-06 2002-06-06 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Stiffness - -
2001-07-24 2001-07-24 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Soreness - -
2000-04-25 2000-05-13 15-DL 18 16 Right Forearm Strain - -
1999-06-24 1999-06-24 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
1998-09-01 1998-09-11 DTD 10 7 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Labrum Surgery 1998-03-24 -
1998-03-31 1998-09-01 60-DL 154 137 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1998-03-24 -
1997-11-11 1997-11-11 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Torn AC Joint Ligaments From a Fall 1997-11-11 -
1997-06-16 1997-06-22 DTD 6 4 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
1995-07-26 1995-08-12 15-DL 17 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 KCA $300,000
2003 ANA $11,500,000
2002 ANA $9,500,000
2001 NYN $8,500,000
2000 OAK $5,600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$35,400,000
5 yrTotal$35,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 127 dBorris/Horwits

Details
  • retired 4/06 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from KC 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • retired 4/05 re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 1 year/$0.5M (05)+bonuses (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 6/04 re-signed 11/03, 1 year/$0.3M (04)
  • signed as a free agent from AN 8/03 1 year/$0.3M (pro-rated)
  • released 7/03
  • acquired in trade from NYM 12/01
  • 4 year/$42M (01-04) incl $2M signing bonus
  • 01: $8M 02: $9M 03: $11M 04: $12M+$2M bonus ($1M 01, $1M deferred to 7/02) 99:$4.8M, 00:$5.6M

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0?00?.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pitchers stand out as personal favorites that never panned out like you thought they would?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
Bret Saberhagen. Kevin Appier. I was sure both of them would be Hall of Famers. Though if Jack Morris gets in, I may start pushing their candidacies a little harder. Apparently you never know. They can get back on the ballot, right?

More recently, I had high hopes for Brett Anderson. I guess he may yet fulfill those. Erik Bedard...I sense a theme. I've been a big Gavin Floyd fan for a while, and though he's been good, he's never broken through to great. On a much lower tier, Chad Gaudin. (Mike Fast)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, I was surprised to see how well Kevin Appier stacks up against Jack Morris in your article today (granted, over a shorter period). How hard would the heads of people like Shaughnessy explode if you you tried to convince them that KEVIN APPIER was a more deserving candidate than Jack Morris?
(MSTI from NYC)
I know it's not exactly what you asked but yes, I would be happy to see Shaughnessy's head explode. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us a couple of comps for Scherzer? I guess I'm asking for a few pitchers who have sustained such violent mechanics and gone on to long and successful careers.
(Henry from Minneapolis, MN)
I referenced Kevin Appier on the radio today, but I seem to remember reading that Appier looked worse than he was according to people who study mechanics. Craig House was a weird one and washed out quickly.

Not to be a jerk, but if I'm the Diamondbacks, I ride this train very hard for as long as it runs. This could very well be a case where a guy is better in his 0-3 years than he his the rest of his career. (Joe Sheehan)


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