Rick Ankiel    \an-KEE-uhl\

Richard Alexander Ankiel

Positions: Centerfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 19, 1979 in Fort Pierce, FL
High School: Port St. Lucie HS (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed August 28, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1999 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Nationals/Braves/Royals/Astros/... 1999-2013
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: June 8, 2013 (Age 33)   vs. MIA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1999 19 STL NL 0 1 .000 3.27 2.92 9 5 1 0 0 1 33.0 26 12 12 2 14 0 39 1 0 2 137 142 1.212 7.1 0.5 3.8 10.6 2.79
2000 20 STL NL 11 7 .611 3.50 4.12 31 30 0 0 0 0 175.0 137 80 68 21 90 2 194 6 2 12 735 134 1.297 7.0 1.1 4.6 10.0 2.16 RoY-2
2001 21 STL NL 1 2 .333 7.13 8.09 6 6 0 0 0 0 24.0 25 21 19 7 25 0 27 3 0 5 124 62 2.083 9.4 2.6 9.4 10.1 1.08
2002 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
2004 24 STL NL 1 0 1.000 5.40 4.75 5 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 10 6 6 2 1 0 9 2 0 1 43 81 1.100 9.0 1.8 0.9 8.1 9.00
4 Yrs 13 10 .565 3.90 4.38 51 41 1 0 0 1 242.0 198 119 105 32 130 2 269 12 2 20 1039 119 1.355 7.4 1.2 4.8 10.0 2.07
162 Game Avg. 10 7 .565 3.90 4.38 38 30 1 0 0 1 179 146 88 78 24 96 1 199 9 1 15 768 119 1.355 7.4 1.2 4.8 10.0 2.07

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1999 19 STL NL 33.0 9 5 12 3.27 5.06 -0.01 0.10 99.0 5.12 7 0.7 1.4 -0.0 0.9 10 .575 .504 $200,000
2000 20 STL NL 175.0 31 30 80 4.11 5.05 0.22 0.18 102.7 5.14 19 1.9 1.4 -0.1 3.3 37 .562 .512 $202,500 RoY-2
2001 21 STL NL 24.0 6 6 21 7.88 4.52 0.35 0.17 103.9 4.51 -9 -0.8 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .366 .495 $400,000
2004 24 STL NL 10.0 5 0 6 5.40 4.24 0.19 -0.31 104.7 3.91 -2 -0.2 1.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .466 .499 $320,000
4 Seasons 242.0 51 41 119 4.43 4.96 0.20 0.15 102.4 5.02 15 1.6 1.3 -0.2 3.5 39 .532 .507 $1,122,500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2000 20 STL NL NLDS W ATL 0 0 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 4 4 0 6 0 3 0 0 5 16 3.750 13.5 0.0 20.3 10.1 0.50
2000 20 STL NL NLCS L NYM 0 0 20.25 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 3 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 4 10 4.500 6.8 0.0 33.8 13.5 0.40
1 Yr (2 Series) 0 0 15.75 3 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 7 7 0 11 0 5 0 0 9 26 4.000 11.3 0.0 24.8 11.3 0.45
1 NLDS 0 0 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 4 4 0 6 0 3 0 0 5 16 3.750 13.5 0.0 20.3 10.1 0.50
1 NLCS 0 0 20.25 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 3 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 4 10 4.500 6.8 0.0 33.8 13.5 0.40

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1999 19 STL NL 9 137 121 12 26 3 1 2 0 0 14 39 .215 .301 .306 .607 .300 37 2 1 1 0 0 0
2000 20 STL NL 31 735 625 80 137 26 1 21 9 7 90 194 .219 .320 .365 .685 .279 228 15 6 8 6 2 10
2001 21 STL NL 6 124 91 21 25 6 0 7 1 1 25 27 .275 .434 .571 1.006 .300 52 1 3 2 3 0 1
2004 24 STL NL 5 43 39 6 10 3 0 2 0 0 1 9 .256 .310 .487 .797 .286 19 0 2 1 0 0 0
4 Yrs 51 1039 876 119 198 38 2 32 10 8 130 269 .226 .331 .384 .715 .284 336 18 12 12 9 2 11
162 Game Avg. 38 768 647 88 146 28 1 24 7 6 96 199 .226 .331 .384 .715 .284 248 13 9 9 7 1 8
MLB Averages .263 .332 .418 .750 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1999 19 STL NL 5.5 0.5 140 0.8 3.2 -2.4 1.25 0.7 -0.1 7.7 0.8 0.94 8.3 2 2 0
2000 20 STL NL 20.5 2.0 767 1.9 13.3 -11.4 .95 1.5 0.5 22.6 2.2 0.94 17.1 0 1 0
2001 21 STL NL -7.5 -0.7 132 -0.8 2.3 -3.1 1.17 -1.1 0.4 -7.5 -0.7 1.10 -11.9 0 0 0
2004 24 STL NL -0.9 -0.1 44 -0.1 0.8 -0.9 1.09 0.0 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1 0.83 -0.4 1 4 0
4 Yrs 17.6 1.8 1083 1.8 19.6 -17.8 1.02 1.1 0.7 21.6 2.2 0.95 13.0 3 7 0

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1999 19 STL NL 9 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 .000 2 0 0 0 2 40% 54.0 66 44 1 1 0 3 3.4 4.0 5.6 95 0 3 2 0 109
2000 20 STL NL 31 30 11 7 12 2 1 18 12 .600 3 5 0 0 16 53% 55.3 75 15 8 5 1 16 5.3 6.0 5.8 101 1 13 15 1 120
2001 21 STL NL 6 6 1 2 3 1 0 2 4 .333 0 2 0 0 0 0% 41.3 58 34 7 3 0 5 5.0 6.8 4.0 86 3 2 1 0 100
3 Yrs 46 41 12 10 19 3 1 20 21 .488 5 7 0 0 18 44% 53 75 15 16 9 1 24 5.0 5.9 5.5 98 4 18 18 1 120
MLB Averages .500 49% 49 101 -13 4.7 4.7 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1999 19 STL NL 9 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 3 1 33% 5 1.249 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 3.8 18
2000 20 STL NL 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 .947 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 44
2004 24 STL NL 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 1.094 1 4 0 4 0 1 0 5 3 0 4 0 6.0 34
3 Yrs 45 10 1 1 0 1 1 0 100% 4 3 3 1 33% .999 3 7 0 6 1 3 1 9 5 0 6 0 5.1 29

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1999 19 STL NL 137 14% 1.5% 28.5% 10.2% 4.4% 23% 0.72 0.82 58% 20% 5.9% 28% 19 2 11%
2000 20 STL NL 735 16% 2.9% 26.4% 12.2% 6.5% 35% 0.62 0.86 57% 25% 9.1% 13% 149 15 10%
2001 21 STL NL 124 8% 5.7% 21.8% 20.2% 10.5% 52% 0.49 0.76 48% 25% 18.4% 16% 28 1 4%
2004 24 STL NL 43 47% 4.7% 20.9% 2.3% 11.6% 50% 1.31 3.20 65% 16% 16.7% 8% 6 0 0%
4 Yrs 1039 16% 3.1% 25.9% 12.5% 6.9% 36% 0.64 0.89 56% 24% 10.1% 15% 202 18 9%
MLB Averages 46% 2.7% 17.5% 8.6% 7.9% 34% 0.78 1.08 69% 20% 7.8% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
1999 19 STL NL 137 546 3.99 337 61.7% 27.6% 19.9% 27.9% 24.6% 72.4% 0.0% 44.7% 72.5% 50.4% 7.3% 10 9 26.3% 36 23 1 11 28 28.2% 9 1 0 0 0
2000 20 STL NL 739 3084 4.17 1854 60.3% 27.3% 18.8% 29.8% 24.0% 72.7% 0.7% 43.8% 74.1% 55.3% 5.3% 39 18 22.9% 169 94 1 48 144 24.7% 27 19 -4 0 0
2001 21 STL NL 125 516 4.13 290 56.2% 34.5% 14.1% 27.6% 23.8% 65.5% 0.0% 36.8% 78.4% 48.8% 12.0% 15 7 23.2% 29 17 1 12 15 44.4% 5 8 -1 0 0
2004 24 STL NL 43 172 4.00 112 65.1% 32.1% 12.5% 27.7% 27.7% 67.9% 0.0% 44.2% 81.6% 60.5% 2.3% 1 1 18.6% 8 3 1 4 5 44.4% 1 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1044 4318 4.14 2593 60.2% 28.4% 18.2% 29.2% 24.2% 71.6% 0.5% 43.1% 74.6% 54.1% 6.2% 65 35 23.2% 242 137 4 75 192 27.9% 42 28 -5 0 0
MLB Averages 3.77 62.9% 27.3% 14.8% 27.1% 30.9% 72.7% 1.6% 45.8% 79.7% 58.4% 5.1% 21.8% 25.7%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1999 19 STL NL 137 26 1 0 2 0 4 2 0 0 2 6 1 4 17% 0 2 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000 20 STL NL 735 137 9 2 21 0 15 20 1 13 8 34 18 8 53% 10 12 3 270 9 7 56% 9 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 32 0
2001 21 STL NL 124 25 1 0 7 0 9 7 0 4 3 14 5 3 36% 1 5 1 51 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 0
2004 24 STL NL 43 10 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 100% 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Yrs 1039 198 11 2 32 0 28 31 1 18 14 55 25 15 45% 11 20 4 382 10 8 56% 10 7 0 1 0 0 1 1 46 0
MLB Averages 53% 71%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1999 19 0 1 .000 3.27 9 5 1 0 0 1 33.0 26 12 12 2 14 0 39 1 0 2 137 142 1.212 7.1 0.5 3.8 10.6 2.79 142
2000 20 11 8 .579 3.46 40 35 1 0 0 1 208.0 163 92 80 23 104 2 233 7 2 14 872 135 1.284 7.1 1.0 4.5 10.1 2.24 135
2001 21 12 10 .545 3.84 46 41 1 0 0 1 232.0 188 113 99 30 129 2 260 10 2 19 996 121 1.366 7.3 1.2 5.0 10.1 2.02 121
2002 22 12 10 .545 3.84 46 41 1 0 0 1 232.0 188 113 99 30 129 2 260 10 2 19 996 121 1.366 7.3 1.2 5.0 10.1 2.02 121
2003 23 12 10 .545 3.84 46 41 1 0 0 1 232.0 188 113 99 30 129 2 260 10 2 19 996 121 1.366 7.3 1.2 5.0 10.1 2.02 121
2004 24 13 10 .565 3.90 51 41 1 0 0 1 242.0 198 119 105 32 130 2 269 12 2 20 1039 119 1.355 7.4 1.2 4.8 10.0 2.07 119

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1999 19 2 2 .500 2.45 33.0 24 10 9 2 13 39 1 1.121 6.5 3.5 10.6 3.00 0.5 9
2000 20 11 8 .579 3.24 175.0 129 70 63 20 85 194 6 1.223 6.6 4.4 10.0 2.28 1.0 31
2001 21 1 2 .333 6.75 24.0 25 20 18 7 25 27 3 2.083 9.4 9.4 10.1 1.08 2.6 6
2004 24 0 1 .000 3.60 10.0 9 5 4 2 1 9 2 1.000 8.1 0.9 8.1 9.00 1.8 5
4 Yrs 14 13 .519 3.50 242.0 187 105 94 31 124 269 12 1.285 7.0 10.0 2.17 1.2 51



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2000 NL  3.50 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2000 NL  7.046 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2000 NL  9.977 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2000 NL  194 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2000 NL  90 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2000 NL  12 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2000 NL  134 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
1999 NL  born 1979-07-19 (1st)
2000 NL  born 1979-07-19 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1512), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Center Field (293rd), 5.1 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.8 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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