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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

More Stats

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 5.30 8 0 8 0 0 5 6.2 3 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 30 96 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 5.30 8 0 8 0 0 5 6.2 3 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 30 96 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 5.30 8 0 8 0 0 5 6.2 3 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 30 96 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 4.53 -0.81 -0.33 96.7 4.84 0 0.0 1.7 -0.0 0.1 1 .504 .500 $4,500,000
6 Seasons 280.1 289 0 116 3.72 4.22 0.07 -0.31 103.2 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 4.53 -0.81 -0.33 96.7 4.84 0 0.0 1.7 -0.0 0.1 1 .504 .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

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 26 MIL NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2010 27 MIL NL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 28 MIL NL 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-9,MVP-17
2012 29 MIL NL 75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 30 TOT NL 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 30 MIL NL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 30 STL NL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 31 CLE AL 8 0 /1
6 Yrs 289 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
MIL (5 yrs) 268 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 8 0
STL (1 yr) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 281 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (1 yr) 8 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 26 MIL NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2010 27 MIL NL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2011 28 MIL NL 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $442,500 1 CYA-9,MVP-17
2012 29 MIL NL 75 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $525,000 1
2013 30 MIL NL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $5,000,000 1
2013 30 STL NL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
5 Seasons 281 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $5,967,500
MIL (5 yrs) 268 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $5,967,500
STL (1 yr) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 28 MIL NL NLDS ARI W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 MIL NL NLCS STL L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL NLDS PIT W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL NLCS LAD W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL WS BOS L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (5 Series) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 MIL NL 26 P 7 0 0 7.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.17 0.14 .960 1.76 1.70 1 0 0% 29% 0
2010 MIL NL 27 P 50 0 0 58.0 9 4 5 0 2 1.000 0 0 1.40 0.18 .954 1.72 1.72 2 0 0% 29% 0
2011 MIL NL 28 P 74 0 0 73.2 10 1 7 2 1 .800 0 0 0.98 0.11 .955 1.80 1.79 6 2 25% 28% 0 CYA-9,MVP-17
2012 MIL NL 29 P 75 0 0 69.1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 0 0 0.78 0.08 .950 1.77 1.75 4 2 33% 26% 0
2013 TOT NL 30 P 75 0 0 65.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.55 0.05 .965 1.76 1.76 3 2 40% 28% 0
2013 MIL NL 30 P 62 0 0 54.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.66 0.06 .965 1.76 1.76 3 2 40% 28% 0
2013 STL NL 30 P 13 0 0 10.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.74 1.76 0 0 0
2014 CLE AL 31 P 8 0 0 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.62 1.66 1 0 0% 25% 0
6 Seasons P 289 0 0 280.1 31 9 19 3 3 .903 0 0 0.90 0.10 .955 1.76 1.75 17 6 26% 28% 0
6 Seasons TOT 289 0 0 280.1 31 9 19 3 3 .903 0 0 0.90 0.10 .955 1.76 1.75 17 6 26% 28% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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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)
2014 AL  8 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
2011 NL  46 (1st)
2012 NL  35 (6th)
2014 AL  5 (1st)
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)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2013 NL  75 (4th)
2014 AL  8 (2nd)

                                         

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 - 6 (389), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 11 (1453), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 22 (590), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (859th), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
201128Milwaukee Brewers$442,500
201229Milwaukee Brewers$525,000contracts
201330Milwaukee Brewers$5,000,000contracts
201431Cleveland Indians$4,500,000
2014 Status1st-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,467,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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