John Axford

John Berton Axford (twitter: @JohnAxford)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: April 1, 1983 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
High Schools: Assumption College (Brantford, ON), Assumption College School (Port Dover, ON)
Schools: Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 2009 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Cardinals/Indians 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$4.5M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.170, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Beverly Hills Sports Council [*]
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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
2009 26 MIL NL 0 0 3.52 3.10 7 0 6 0 0 1 7.2 5 3 3 0 6 1 9 0 0 1 34 122 1.435 5.9 0.0 7.0 10.6 1.50
2010 27 MIL NL 8 2 .800 2.48 2.13 50 0 43 0 0 24 58.0 42 17 16 1 27 3 76 1 0 4 238 163 1.190 6.5 0.2 4.2 11.8 2.81
2011 28 MIL NL 2 2 .500 1.95 2.41 74 0 63 0 0 46 73.2 59 19 16 4 25 1 86 0 0 8 305 202 1.140 7.2 0.5 3.1 10.5 3.44 CYA-9,MVP-17
2012 29 MIL NL 5 8 .385 4.67 4.06 75 0 54 0 0 35 69.1 61 42 36 10 39 2 93 2 0 10 310 88 1.442 7.9 1.3 5.1 12.1 2.38
2013 30 TOT NL 7 7 .500 4.02 4.34 75 0 16 0 0 0 65.0 73 32 29 10 26 3 65 2 0 5 289 96 1.523 10.1 1.4 3.6 9.0 2.50
2013 30 MIL NL 6 7 .462 4.45 4.77 62 0 13 0 0 0 54.2 62 29 27 10 23 3 54 1 0 5 245 87 1.555 10.2 1.6 3.8 8.9 2.35
2013 30 STL NL 1 0 1.000 1.74 2.08 13 0 3 0 0 0 10.1 11 3 2 0 3 0 11 1 0 0 44 221 1.355 9.6 0.0 2.6 9.6 3.67
2014 31 CLE AL 0 1 .000 4.05 5.33 8 0 8 0 0 5 6.2 3 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 30 98 1.350 4.1 1.4 8.1 10.8 1.33
6 Yrs 22 20 .524 3.31 3.30 289 0 190 0 0 111 280.1 243 116 103 26 129 10 337 5 0 29 1206 121 1.327 7.8 0.8 4.1 10.8 2.61
162 Game Avg. 5 5 .524 3.31 3.30 68 0 45 0 0 26 66 57 27 24 6 30 2 79 1 0 7 284 121 1.327 7.8 0.8 4.1 10.8 2.61
MIL (5 yrs) 21 19 .525 3.35 3.29 268 0 179 0 0 106 263.1 229 110 98 25 120 10 318 4 0 28 1132 120 1.325 7.8 0.9 4.1 10.9 2.65
CLE (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.05 5.33 8 0 8 0 0 5 6.2 3 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 30 98 1.350 4.1 1.4 8.1 10.8 1.33
STL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 1.74 2.08 13 0 3 0 0 0 10.1 11 3 2 0 3 0 11 1 0 0 44 221 1.355 9.6 0.0 2.6 9.6 3.67
NL (5 yrs) 22 19 .537 3.29 3.25 281 0 182 0 0 106 273.2 240 113 100 25 123 10 329 5 0 28 1176 122 1.326 7.9 0.8 4.0 10.8 2.67
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.05 5.33 8 0 8 0 0 5 6.2 3 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 30 98 1.350 4.1 1.4 8.1 10.8 1.33

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
2009 26 MIL NL 7.2 7 0 3 3.52 4.48 0.01 -0.33 111.5 4.61 1 0.1 .3 -0.1 0.1 2 .514 .501
2010 27 MIL NL 58.0 50 0 17 2.64 4.28 0.04 -0.32 99.1 3.89 8 0.8 1.7 0.1 1.5 13 .517 .505
2011 28 MIL NL 73.2 74 0 19 2.32 4.16 0.07 -0.31 104.0 3.94 13 1.4 1.6 0.2 2.3 19 .519 .509 $442,500 CYA-9,MVP-17
2012 29 MIL NL 69.1 75 0 42 5.45 4.22 0.03 -0.31 103.2 4.00 -12 -1.2 1.7 -0.5 -1.2 -6 .483 .492 $525,000
2013 30 MIL NL 54.2 62 0 29 4.77 4.19 0.34 -0.31 105.2 3.73 -6 -0.7 1.3 -0.2 -0.4 -2 .489 .496 $5,000,000
2013 30 STL NL 10.1 13 0 3 2.61 3.94 -0.20 -0.29 107.9 4.15 2 0.2 1.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .516 .501
2014 31 CLE AL 6.2 8 0 3 4.05 4.55 -0.97 -0.33 95.2 4.94 0 0.0 1.7 -0.0 0.1 1 .506 .500 $4,500,000
6 Seasons 280.1 289 0 116 3.72 4.22 0.07 -0.31 103.1 3.95 6 0.7 1.5 -0.5 2.7 30 .502 .500 $10,467,500
MIL (5 yrs) 263.1 268 0 110 3.76 4.22 0.11 -0.31 103.2 3.92 4 0.4 1.5 -0.5 2.3 26 .502 .500 $5,967,500
CLE (1 yr) 6.2 8 0 3 4.05 4.55 -0.97 -0.33 95.2 4.94 0 0.0 1.7 -0.0 0.1 1 .506 .500 $4,500,000
STL (1 yr) 10.1 13 0 3 2.61 3.94 -0.20 -0.29 107.9 4.15 2 0.2 1.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .516 .501

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
2011 28 MIL NL NLDS W ARI 1 0 1.000 2.25 3 0 3 0 0 1 4.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 17 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 11.3 2.50
2011 28 MIL NL NLCS L STL 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 2 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0.667 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0
2013 30 STL NL NLDS W PIT 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.500 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
2013 30 STL NL NLCS W LAD 0 0 4.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 9 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 18.0 4.00
2013 30 STL NL WS L BOS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 8 0.429 0.0 0.0 3.9 19.3 5.00
2 Yrs (5 Series) 1 0 1.000 1.42 12 0 8 0 0 3 12.2 7 2 2 1 6 0 18 0 0 0 51 1.026 5.0 0.7 4.3 12.8 3.00
2 NLDS 1 0 1.000 1.69 5 0 3 0 0 1 5.1 3 1 1 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 23 1.313 5.1 0.0 6.8 8.4 1.25
2 NLCS 0 0 1.80 5 0 4 0 0 2 5.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 20 1.000 7.2 1.8 1.8 14.4 8.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 8 0.429 0.0 0.0 3.9 19.3 5.00

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
2009 26 MIL NL 7 34 28 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 9 .179 .324 .214 .538 .263 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010 27 MIL NL 50 238 206 17 42 13 1 1 2 0 27 76 .204 .297 .291 .588 .313 60 4 1 2 2 3 1
2011 28 MIL NL 74 305 278 19 59 3 2 4 6 2 25 86 .212 .276 .281 .557 .291 78 4 0 1 1 1 7
2012 29 MIL NL 75 310 266 42 61 6 3 10 4 2 39 93 .229 .330 .387 .717 .309 103 4 2 1 2 2 6
2013 30 MIL NL 62 245 217 29 62 8 0 10 3 2 23 54 .286 .355 .461 .816 .338 100 2 1 3 1 3 0
2013 30 STL NL 13 44 39 3 11 2 0 0 0 0 3 11 .282 .349 .333 .682 .393 13 2 1 1 0 0 0
2013 30 TOT NL 75 289 256 32 73 10 0 10 3 2 26 65 .285 .354 .441 .796 .346 113 4 2 4 1 3 0
2014 31 CLE AL 8 30 22 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 6 8 .136 .310 .318 .629 .143 7 0 0 1 1 0 1
6 Yrs 289 1206 1056 116 243 34 6 26 17 6 129 337 .230 .315 .348 .662 .310 367 16 5 9 7 10 15
162 Game Avg. 68 284 248 27 57 8 1 6 4 1 30 79 .230 .315 .348 .662 .310 86 4 1 2 2 2 4
MLB Averages .256 .323 .404 .727 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2009 26 MIL NL 0.8 0.1 35 0.1 0.1 -0.1 .19 0.1 0.3 0.9 0.1 1.11 2.5 1 0 2
2010 27 MIL NL 10.3 1.1 247 2.4 8.4 -6.0 2.03 1.1 0.1 11.3 1.2 0.97 11.2 29 10 9
2011 28 MIL NL 15.2 1.6 328 4.2 11.0 -6.8 1.86 1.4 0.9 15.2 1.6 0.93 12.1 33 25 15
2012 29 MIL NL -5.2 -0.5 333 -2.0 10.1 -12.0 1.84 -1.1 0.1 -7.4 -0.7 0.98 -10.6 43 15 15
2013 30 TOT NL -0.8 -0.1 300 -1.6 5.5 -7.1 1.21 -0.4 -0.9 -5.4 -0.6 0.98 -3.9 24 19 27
2013 30 MIL NL -2.8 -0.3 254 -1.8 4.9 -6.7 1.31 -0.6 -0.8 -7.3 -0.8 0.99 -5.3 21 19 18
2013 30 STL NL 2.0 0.2 46 0.2 0.7 -0.4 .66 0.1 0.2 1.9 0.2 0.93 1.5 3 0 9
2014 31 CLE AL 0.1 0.0 33 -0.4 1.3 -1.6 2.18 -0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.06 -0.4 4 2 2
6 Yrs 20.4 2.1 1276 2.8 36.3 -33.6 1.69 0.8 0.9 14.9 1.6 0.97 11.0 134 71 70

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
2009 26 MIL NL 7 7 6 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 9 .188 1 0 2 1 0 6 0 7 1 1 1 2 3.3 20
2010 27 MIL NL 50 50 43 8 2 27 24 3 89% 30 3 14 3 21% 9 2.026 29 10 9 35 9 6 9 41 13 3 14 13 3.5 20
2011 28 MIL NL 74 74 63 2 2 48 46 2 96% 48 0 1 0 0% 9 1.858 33 25 15 58 10 6 1 73 1 3 2 23 3.0 17
2012 29 MIL NL 75 75 54 5 8 44 35 9 80% 47 3 23 6 26% 9 1.835 43 15 15 52 11 12 13 62 6 19 6 27 2.8 19
2013 30 TOT NL 75 75 16 7 7 7 0 7 0% 26 19 24 11 46% 1.208 24 19 27 34 12 29 14 61 4 24 6 21 2.6 16
2013 30 MIL NL 62 62 13 6 7 6 0 6 0% 25 19 19 8 42% 7 1.307 21 19 18 27 10 25 12 50 4 19 6 18 2.6 16
2013 30 STL NL 13 13 3 1 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 5 3 60% 8 .660 3 0 9 7 2 4 2 11 0 5 0 3 2.4 14
2014 31 CLE AL 8 8 8 0 1 6 5 1 83% 6 0 1 0 0% 9 2.181 4 2 2 7 0 1 1 7 0 2 0 2 2.5 16
6 Yrs 289 289 190 22 20 133 111 22 83% 158 25 63 20 32% 1.691 134 71 70 187 42 60 38 251 25 52 29 88 2.9 18

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%
2009 26 MIL NL 34 53% 0.0% 26.5% 17.7% 2.9% 20% 0.50 0.75 56% 26% 0.0% 0% 4 0 0%
2010 27 MIL NL 238 49% 0.4% 31.9% 11.3% 6.3% 36% 0.93 1.20 55% 20% 1.6% 4% 42 4 10%
2011 28 MIL NL 305 55% 1.3% 28.2% 8.2% 3.0% 15% 0.99 1.09 62% 16% 4.7% 11% 51 4 8%
2012 29 MIL NL 310 47% 3.2% 30.0% 12.6% 6.1% 31% 0.92 1.33 53% 24% 11.6% 5% 62 4 6%
2013 30 TOT NL 289 55% 3.5% 22.5% 9.0% 6.9% 27% 0.86 1.17 63% 27% 10.3% 5% 50 4 8%
2013 30 MIL NL 245 53% 4.1% 22.0% 9.4% 7.4% 29% 0.82 1.08 63% 28% 11.9% 6% 44 2 5%
2013 30 STL NL 44 66% 0.0% 25.0% 6.8% 4.6% 18% 1.15 1.86 64% 24% 0.0% 0% 6 2 33%
2014 31 CLE AL 30 37% 3.3% 26.7% 20.0% 6.7% 67% 0.36 0.50 47% 19% 10.0% 9% 5 0 0%
6 Yrs 1206 51% 2.2% 27.9% 10.7% 5.5% 27% 0.89 1.15 58% 22% 7.3% 7% 214 16 7%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 19.0% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 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
2009 26 MIL NL 34 140 4.12 77 56.6% 27.3% 16.9% 31.2% 24.7% 72.7% 6.3% 41.2% 76.8% 55.9% 5.9% 2 0 20.6% 7 2 0 2 7 22.2% 0 1 0 0 0
2010 27 MIL NL 238 990 4.16 607 62.1% 30.6% 20.3% 27.0% 22.1% 69.4% 3.1% 43.0% 70.8% 59.2% 5.9% 14 5 26.5% 63 30 1 23 53 30.3% 14 6 0 0 0
2011 28 MIL NL 305 1240 4.07 792 64.0% 33.2% 17.0% 25.3% 24.5% 66.8% 0.4% 42.7% 74.5% 61.3% 4.9% 15 11 28.2% 86 43 5 25 61 29.1% 13 3 0 0 0
2012 29 MIL NL 312 1405 4.50 847 60.5% 27.6% 18.9% 32.7% 20.8% 72.4% 0.9% 43.8% 73.9% 53.8% 5.4% 17 12 20.8% 65 29 4 26 67 28.0% 12 4 -2 0 0
2013 30 TOT NL 290 1179 4.07 721 61.4% 29.5% 17.9% 25.4% 27.2% 70.5% 0.9% 43.2% 74.6% 53.4% 6.2% 18 9 23.8% 69 30 7 13 52 20.0% 8 7 -1 0 0
2013 30 MIL NL 246 1001 4.07 602 60.4% 30.6% 17.6% 24.1% 27.7% 69.4% 1.0% 41.9% 74.6% 52.0% 6.5% 16 8 24.4% 60 26 6 9 45 16.7% 8 6 -1 0 0
2013 30 STL NL 44 178 4.05 119 66.9% 24.4% 19.3% 31.9% 24.4% 75.6% 0.0% 50.6% 74.4% 61.4% 4.5% 2 1 20.5% 9 4 1 4 7 36.4% 0 1 0 0 0
2014 31 CLE AL 30 128 4.27 75 58.6% 26.7% 25.3% 26.7% 21.3% 73.3% 0.0% 43.0% 65.5% 70.0% 3.3% 1 1 23.3% 7 1 0 0 8 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1209 5082 4.20 3119 61.7% 30.0% 18.6% 27.8% 23.6% 70.0% 1.4% 43.2% 73.5% 57.2% 5.5% 67 38 24.6% 297 135 17 89 248 26.4% 47 21 -3 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.7% 78.7% 59.2% 4.9% 23.3% 24.4%

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
2009 26 MIL NL 34 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0% 0 1 0 7 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010 27 MIL NL 238 42 3 2 1 0 5 0 1 1 0 13 9 2 69% 1 4 0 99 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2011 28 MIL NL 305 59 10 1 4 0 5 3 1 2 2 7 2 1 29% 7 8 1 111 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2012 29 MIL NL 310 61 1 0 10 0 10 8 2 7 3 20 13 6 65% 6 10 0 117 4 2 67% 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 0
2013 30 TOT NL 289 73 11 1 10 0 15 5 5 6 4 16 7 3 44% 0 5 0 104 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013 30 MIL NL 245 62 9 1 10 0 13 5 5 6 4 14 6 3 43% 0 5 0 87 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013 30 STL NL 44 11 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 50% 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 31 CLE AL 30 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 33% 1 1 0 11 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
6 Yrs 1206 243 25 4 26 0 39 17 9 16 10 62 32 17 52% 15 29 1 449 17 6 74% 17 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 46 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

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+
2009 26 0 0 3.52 7 0 6 0 0 1 7.2 5 3 3 0 6 1 9 0 0 1 34 122 1.435 5.9 0.0 7.0 10.6 1.50 122
2010 27 8 2 .800 2.60 57 0 49 0 0 25 65.2 47 20 19 1 33 4 85 1 0 5 272 157 1.218 6.4 0.1 4.5 11.6 2.58 157
2011 28 10 4 .714 2.26 131 0 112 0 0 71 139.1 106 39 35 5 58 5 171 1 0 13 577 178 1.177 6.8 0.3 3.7 11.0 2.95 178
2012 29 15 12 .556 3.06 206 0 166 0 0 106 208.2 167 81 71 15 97 7 264 3 0 23 887 132 1.265 7.2 0.6 4.2 11.4 2.72 132
2013 30 22 19 .537 3.29 281 0 182 0 0 106 273.2 240 113 100 25 123 10 329 5 0 28 1176 122 1.326 7.9 0.8 4.0 10.8 2.67 122
2014 31 22 20 .524 3.31 289 0 190 0 0 111 280.1 243 116 103 26 129 10 337 5 0 29 1206 121 1.327 7.8 0.8 4.1 10.8 2.61 121

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
2009 26 1 0 1.000 3.38 8.0 5 3 3 0 6 9 0 1.375 5.6 6.8 10.1 1.50 0.0 7
2010 27 3 3 .500 2.33 58.0 43 17 15 1 28 76 1 1.224 6.7 4.3 11.8 2.71 0.2 50
2011 28 4 4 .500 2.19 74.0 61 20 18 4 26 86 0 1.176 7.4 3.2 10.5 3.31 0.5 74
2012 29 4 4 .500 4.96 69.0 62 42 38 10 40 93 2 1.478 8.1 5.2 12.1 2.33 1.3 75
2013 30 3 4 .429 4.29 65.0 77 34 31 11 27 65 2 1.600 10.7 3.7 9.0 2.41 1.5 75
2014 31 1 0 1.000 3.86 7.0 3 3 3 1 6 8 0 1.286 3.9 7.7 10.3 1.33 1.3 8
6 Yrs 16 15 .516 3.46 281.0 251 119 108 27 133 337 5 1.367 8.0 10.8 2.53 0.9 289



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (17, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (9, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (303rd)

Games Played s c a p y
2013 NL  75 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
2011 NL  46 (1st)
2012 NL  35 (6th)
2014 AL  5 (2nd)
Active  111 (17th)
Career  111 (115th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2012 NL  10 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
2011 NL  63 (2nd)
2012 NL  54 (5th)
2014 AL  8 (1st)
Active  190 (22nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2011 NL  4.2 (5th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (579), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 10 (1510), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 21 (612), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (857th), 2.8 career WAR/2.8 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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