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Steve Baker

Steven Byrne Baker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 30, 1956 in Eugene, OR
High Schools: Monte Vista HS (Spring Valley, CA), Monte Vista HS (Danville, CA)
Schools: Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA), University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 25, 1978 (Age 21.268, 11,641st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Cardinals 1978-1983

Final Game: September 27, 1983 (Age 27.028)
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1978 21 DET AL 2 4 .333 4.55 15 10 1 0 0 0 63.1 66 37 32 6 42 0 39 0 0 6 289 85 4.57 1.705 9.4 0.9 6.0 5.5 0.93
1979 22 DET AL 1 7 .125 6.64 21 12 2 0 0 1 84.0 97 63 62 13 51 2 54 6 2 7 392 66 5.49 1.762 10.4 1.4 5.5 5.8 1.06
1982 25 OAK AL 1 1 .500 4.56 5 3 2 0 0 0 25.2 30 14 13 3 4 0 14 0 0 0 110 85 3.61 1.325 10.5 1.1 1.4 4.9 3.50
1983 26 TOT MLB 3 4 .429 3.94 43 1 21 0 0 5 64.0 69 36 28 4 30 5 24 3 0 6 287 98 4.36 1.547 9.7 0.6 4.2 3.4 0.80
1983 26 OAK AL 3 3 .500 4.33 35 1 18 0 0 5 54.0 59 32 26 4 26 4 23 2 0 3 244 89 4.42 1.574 9.8 0.7 4.3 3.8 0.88
1983 26 STL NL 0 1 .000 1.80 8 0 3 0 0 0 10.0 10 4 2 0 4 1 1 1 0 3 43 211 4.06 1.400 9.0 0.0 3.6 0.9 0.25
4 Yrs 7 16 .304 5.13 84 26 26 0 0 6 237.0 262 150 135 26 127 7 131 9 2 19 1078 79 4.74 1.641 9.9 1.0 4.8 5.0 1.03
162 Game Avg. 4 10 .304 5.13 52 16 16 0 0 4 147 162 93 83 16 79 4 81 6 1 12 666 79 4.74 1.641 9.9 1.0 4.8 5.0 1.03
OAK (2 yrs) 4 4 .500 4.41 40 4 20 0 0 5 79.2 89 46 39 7 30 4 37 2 0 3 354 88 4.16 1.494 10.1 0.8 3.4 4.2 1.23
DET (2 yrs) 3 11 .214 5.74 36 22 3 0 0 1 147.1 163 100 94 19 93 2 93 6 2 13 681 72 5.10 1.738 10.0 1.2 5.7 5.7 1.00
STL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 1.80 8 0 3 0 0 0 10.0 10 4 2 0 4 1 1 1 0 3 43 211 4.06 1.400 9.0 0.0 3.6 0.9 0.25
AL (4 yrs) 7 15 .318 5.27 76 26 23 0 0 6 227.0 252 146 133 26 123 6 130 8 2 16 1035 77 4.77 1.652 10.0 1.0 4.9 5.2 1.06
NL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 1.80 8 0 3 0 0 0 10.0 10 4 2 0 4 1 1 1 0 3 43 211 4.06 1.400 9.0 0.0 3.6 0.9 0.25
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1978 21 DET AL 63.1 15 10 37 5.26 4.33 0.11 0.03 100.6 4.27 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .452 .496
1979 22 DET AL 84.0 21 12 63 6.75 4.66 -0.04 -0.01 102.9 4.83 -18 -1.7 1.1 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .420 .490
1982 25 OAK AL 25.2 5 3 14 4.91 4.16 0.03 -0.03 93.0 3.81 -3 -0.3 .6 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .440 .498
1983 26 OAK AL 54.0 35 1 32 5.33 4.65 0.04 -0.37 91.3 3.88 -9 -0.9 1.4 -0.3 -0.6 -4 .474 .494
1983 26 STL NL 10.0 8 0 4 3.60 4.17 0.03 -0.32 101.1 3.86 0 0.0 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .503 .500
4 Seasons 237.0 84 26 150 5.70 4.49 0.03 -0.10 98.5 4.31 -37 -3.6 1.2 -0.4 -1.7 -14 .457 .494
OAK (2 yrs) 79.2 40 4 46 5.20 4.49 0.04 -0.26 91.8 3.85 -12 -1.2 1.3 -0.3 -0.7 -4 .470 .495
DET (2 yrs) 147.1 36 22 100 6.11 4.52 0.02 0.01 101.9 4.59 -25 -2.4 1.1 -0.2 -1.1 -10 .433 .492
STL (1 yr) 10.0 8 0 4 3.60 4.17 0.03 -0.32 101.1 3.86 0 0.0 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .503 .500

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
1978 21 DET AL 15 289 239 37 66 7 1 6 8 2 42 39 .276 .379 .389 .768 .303 93 9 0 4 4 0 4
1979 22 DET AL 21 392 328 63 97 14 0 13 5 3 51 54 .296 .396 .457 .853 .317 150 11 6 3 4 2 2
1982 25 OAK AL 5 110 104 14 30 3 2 3 1 0 4 14 .288 .312 .442 .754 .307 46 2 0 1 1 0 1
1983 26 OAK AL 35 244 209 32 59 9 3 4 5 3 26 23 .282 .363 .411 .774 .297 86 8 2 4 3 4 7
1983 26 STL NL 8 43 35 4 10 4 0 0 0 1 4 1 .286 .366 .400 .766 .286 14 1 1 2 1 1 1
1983 26 TOT MLB 43 287 244 36 69 13 3 4 5 4 30 24 .283 .363 .410 .773 .295 100 9 3 6 4 5 8
4 Yrs 84 1078 915 150 262 37 6 26 19 9 127 131 .286 .374 .425 .799 .306 389 31 9 14 13 7 15
162 Game Avg. 52 666 566 93 162 23 4 16 12 6 79 81 .286 .374 .425 .799 .306 240 19 6 9 8 4 9
MLB Averages .261 .325 .386 .711 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1978 21 DET AL -5.1 -0.5 307 -0.9 5.5 -6.4 1.18 -1.0 0.2 -9.1 -0.9 1.01 -9.8 1 2 2
1979 22 DET AL -17.8 -1.7 411 -1.5 7.4 -8.9 1.10 -1.5 0.1 -12.9 -1.2 1.01 -15.1 4 1 4
1982 25 OAK AL -1.8 -0.2 112 -0.2 1.6 -1.8 .83 -0.3 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 0.95 -3.1 0 1 1
1983 26 TOT MLB -3.1 -0.3 304 -1.4 6.3 -7.6 1.30 -0.9 -0.2 -10.3 -1.0 1.11 -9.3 15 6 19
1983 26 OAK AL -4.6 -0.4 258 -1.0 5.9 -6.9 1.39 -0.8 0.0 -9.3 -0.9 1.13 -8.2 13 6 13
1983 26 STL NL 1.4 0.2 46 -0.3 0.4 -0.7 .80 -0.1 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.99 -1.1 2 0 6
4 Yrs -27.9 -2.7 1134 -4.0 20.8 -24.8 1.15 -3.6 0.1 -34.4 -3.4 1.03 -37.2 20 10 26

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
1978 21 DET AL 15 10 1 3 6 0 0 5 5 .500 1 3 0 0 4 40% 45.4 68 21 19 5 1 4 3.1 2.9 5.0
1979 22 DET AL 21 12 1 6 5 0 0 4 8 .333 1 2 0 0 2 17% 39.9 61 26 25 11 2 2 5.0 4.4 4.9
1982 25 OAK AL 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 .333 0 1 0 0 1 33% 41.7 54 31 5 2 0 3 3.8 3.7 5.3
1983 26 TOT MLB 43 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 29 29 23 8 1 0 6.0 0.0 0.3
1983 26 OAK AL 35 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 29.0 29 29 22 8 1 0 6.0 0.0 0.3
4 Yrs 76 26 3 11 12 0 0 10 16 .385 2 6 0 0 7 27% 42 68 21 71 26 4 9 4.1 3.7 4.8
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 99 -12 4.3 4.2 6.3

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
1978 21 DET AL 15 5 1 1 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 5 0 0% 5 1.181 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 4 0 5 0 8.0
1979 22 DET AL 21 9 2 0 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 9 2 22% 5 1.095 4 1 4 2 1 6 6 3 9 0 9 0 8.3
1982 25 OAK AL 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 3 .835 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 14.5
1983 26 TOT MLB 43 42 21 3 3 11 5 6 45% 12 1 40 17 43% 1.303 15 6 19 15 6 21 23 19 20 16 23 10 4.5
1983 26 OAK AL 35 34 18 3 2 11 5 6 45% 12 1 37 15 41% 8 1.393 13 6 13 15 4 15 21 13 16 13 19 9 4.7
1983 26 STL NL 8 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 7 .795 2 0 6 0 2 6 2 6 4 3 4 1 3.8
4 Yrs 84 58 26 4 5 14 6 8 43% 15 1 57 21 37% 1.147 20 10 26 18 8 32 34 24 35 16 39 10 5.8

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%
1978 21 DET AL 289 43% 2.1% 13.5% 14.5% 4.8% 21% 1.51 69% 61 9 15%
1979 22 DET AL 392 50% 3.3% 13.8% 13.0% 6.9% 28% 0.85 68% 88 11 13%
1982 25 OAK AL 110 52% 2.7% 12.7% 3.6% 7.3% 27% 1.52 80% 24 2 8%
1983 26 TOT MLB 287 66% 1.4% 8.4% 10.5% 7.0% 29% 1.43 77% 73 9 12%
1983 26 OAK AL 244 66% 1.6% 9.4% 10.7% 6.6% 27% 1.48 76% 66 8 12%
1983 26 STL NL 43 65% 0.0% 2.3% 9.3% 9.3% 40% 1.23 81% 7 1 14%
4 Yrs 1078 52% 2.4% 12.2% 11.8% 6.4% 26% 1.22 72% 246 31 13%
MLB Averages 43% 2.0% 12.8% 8.4% 6.6% 28% 1.10 75% 11%

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
1978 21 DET AL 289 66 6 1 9 0 6 3 3 23 12 3 52% 4 6 2 105 8 2 80% 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1979 22 DET AL 392 97 13 0 10 7 6 7 6 23 7 2 30% 2 7 1 165 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1982 25 OAK AL 110 30 3 0 1 2 1 2 1 12 5 2 42% 1 0 0 39 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 26 TOT MLB 287 69 4 0 13 3 1 2 2 26 15 3 58% 8 6 3 130 5 4 56% 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 0
1983 26 OAK AL 244 59 4 0 12 3 1 2 2 23 14 3 61% 7 3 3 110 5 3 63% 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 0
1983 26 STL NL 43 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 33% 1 3 0 20 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 Yrs 1078 262 26 1 33 12 14 14 12 84 39 10 46% 15 19 6 439 19 9 68% 19 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 53 0
MLB Averages 53% 66%

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+
1978 21 2 4 .333 4.55 15 10 1 0 0 0 63.1 66 37 32 6 42 0 39 0 0 6 289 85 1.705 9.4 0.9 6.0 5.5 0.93 85
1979 22 3 11 .214 5.74 36 22 3 0 0 1 147.1 163 100 94 19 93 2 93 6 2 13 681 72 1.738 10.0 1.2 5.7 5.7 1.00 72
1980 23 3 11 .214 5.74 36 22 3 0 0 1 147.1 163 100 94 19 93 2 93 6 2 13 681 72 1.738 10.0 1.2 5.7 5.7 1.00 72
1981 24 3 11 .214 5.74 36 22 3 0 0 1 147.1 163 100 94 19 93 2 93 6 2 13 681 72 1.738 10.0 1.2 5.7 5.7 1.00 72
1982 25 4 12 .250 5.57 41 25 5 0 0 1 173.0 193 114 107 22 97 2 107 6 2 13 791 74 1.676 10.0 1.1 5.0 5.6 1.10 74
1983 26 7 16 .304 5.13 84 26 26 0 0 6 237.0 262 150 135 26 127 7 131 9 2 19 1078 79 1.641 9.9 1.0 4.8 5.0 1.03 79

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
1978 21 3 4 .429 4.86 63.0 68 38 34 6 43 39 0 1.762 9.7 6.1 5.6 0.91 0.9 15
1979 22 4 5 .444 5.61 85.0 95 59 53 13 50 54 6 1.706 10.1 5.3 5.7 1.08 1.4 21
1982 25 1 2 .333 4.85 26.0 31 15 14 3 4 14 0 1.346 10.7 1.4 4.8 3.50 1.0 5
1983 26 3 4 .429 4.78 64.0 73 38 34 4 32 24 3 1.641 10.3 4.5 3.4 0.75 0.6 43
4 Yrs 11 15 .423 5.11 238.0 267 150 135 26 129 131 9 1.664 10.1 5.0 1.02 1.0 84



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