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Grant Balfour    \BAL-fore\

Grant Robert Balfour

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 30, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
High School: Glenwood (Glenwood, AU)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 22, 2001 (Age 23.204)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Athletics/Twins/DevilRays/Brewers 2001-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$12M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.099, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Trevor Jarrett [*]
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 31, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1036. Jason Frasor… #1037. Roger Wolff… #1038. Larry McWilliams… #1039. GRANT BALFOUR… #1040. Bob Bruce… #1041. Al Smith… #1042. Jeremy Affeldt… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
2001 23 MIN AL 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 38 14.67 2.250 10.1 6.8 10.1 6.8 0.67
2003 25 MIN AL 1 0 1.000 4.15 17 1 6 0 0 0 26.0 23 12 12 4 14 2 30 0 0 0 115 110 4.34 1.423 8.0 1.4 4.8 10.4 2.14
2004 26 MIN AL 4 1 .800 4.35 36 0 14 0 0 0 39.1 35 19 19 4 21 1 42 2 0 3 172 110 3.99 1.424 8.0 0.9 4.8 9.6 2.00
2005 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
2007 29 TOT MLB 1 2 .333 7.66 25 0 8 0 0 0 24.2 30 21 21 2 20 0 30 1 0 0 121 60 4.42 2.027 10.9 0.7 7.3 10.9 1.50
2007 29 MIL NL 0 2 .000 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 18 25 11.49 3.000 13.5 3.4 13.5 10.1 0.75
2007 29 TBD AL 1 0 1.000 6.14 22 0 6 0 0 0 22.0 26 15 15 1 16 0 27 0 0 0 103 75 3.56 1.909 10.6 0.4 6.5 11.0 1.69
2008 30 TBR AL 6 2 .750 1.54 51 0 12 0 0 4 58.1 28 10 10 3 24 1 82 0 0 2 224 287 2.22 0.891 4.3 0.5 3.7 12.7 3.42
2009 31 TBR AL 5 4 .556 4.81 73 0 15 0 0 4 67.1 59 38 36 6 33 0 69 2 0 1 289 90 3.77 1.366 7.9 0.8 4.4 9.2 2.09
2010 32 TBR AL 2 1 .667 2.28 57 0 8 0 0 0 55.1 43 16 14 3 17 2 56 0 1 4 222 172 2.68 1.084 7.0 0.5 2.8 9.1 3.29
2011 33 OAK AL 5 2 .714 2.47 62 0 15 0 0 2 62.0 44 17 17 8 20 1 59 0 0 0 242 163 3.77 1.032 6.4 1.2 2.9 8.6 2.95
2012 34 OAK AL 3 2 .600 2.53 75 0 34 0 0 24 74.2 41 21 21 4 28 2 72 1 0 2 289 154 3.03 0.924 4.9 0.5 3.4 8.7 2.57
2013 ★ 35 OAK AL 1 3 .250 2.59 65 0 55 0 0 38 62.2 48 20 18 7 27 2 72 0 0 9 262 149 3.49 1.197 6.9 1.0 3.9 10.3 2.67 AS
2014 36 TBR AL 1 3 .250 5.03 41 0 23 0 0 11 39.1 30 22 22 2 29 2 39 1 0 4 174 75 4.10 1.500 6.9 0.5 6.6 8.9 1.34
11 Yrs 29 20 .592 3.41 504 1 191 0 0 83 512.1 384 200 194 45 236 13 553 7 1 25 2124 122 3.49 1.210 6.7 0.8 4.1 9.7 2.34
162 Game Avg. 4 3 .592 3.41 68 0 26 0 0 11 69 52 27 26 6 32 2 74 1 0 3 286 122 3.49 1.210 6.7 0.8 4.1 9.7 2.34
TBR (5 yrs) 15 10 .600 3.60 244 0 64 0 0 19 242.1 186 101 97 15 119 5 273 3 1 11 1012 117 3.18 1.259 6.9 0.6 4.4 10.1 2.29
MIN (3 yrs) 5 1 .833 4.63 55 1 21 0 0 0 68.0 61 35 35 10 38 3 74 2 0 3 301 102 4.54 1.456 8.1 1.3 5.0 9.8 1.95
OAK (3 yrs) 9 7 .563 2.53 202 0 104 0 0 64 199.1 133 58 56 19 75 5 203 1 0 11 793 155 3.40 1.043 6.0 0.9 3.4 9.2 2.71
MIL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 18 25 11.49 3.000 13.5 3.4 13.5 10.1 0.75
AL (11 yrs) 29 18 .617 3.32 501 1 189 0 0 83 509.2 380 194 188 44 232 13 550 6 1 25 2106 125 3.45 1.201 6.7 0.8 4.1 9.7 2.37
NL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 18 25 11.49 3.000 13.5 3.4 13.5 10.1 0.75
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
2001 23 MIN AL 2.2 2 0 4 13.50 6.11 0.19 -0.46 96.3 5.26 -2 -0.2 .4 0.1 -0.1 -2 .390 .499
2003 25 MIN AL 26.0 17 1 12 4.15 4.50 -0.02 -0.28 102.2 4.33 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.3 3 .503 .500
2004 26 MIN AL 39.1 36 0 19 4.35 5.11 -0.01 -0.38 103.9 4.92 2 0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.5 7 .505 .501 $305,000
2007 29 MIL NL 2.2 3 0 6 20.25 4.70 -0.10 -0.34 101.8 4.55 -5 -0.4 1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .364 .497
2007 29 TBD AL 22.0 22 0 15 6.14 5.14 -0.36 -0.38 101.4 5.20 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .489 .499
2008 30 TBR AL 58.1 51 0 10 1.54 4.80 0.09 -0.35 101.6 4.42 18 1.8 1.7 0.4 2.9 25 .536 .511
2009 31 TBR AL 67.1 73 0 38 5.08 5.00 0.24 -0.37 98.5 4.32 -6 -0.6 1.4 -0.3 -0.2 2 .491 .496 $1,400,000
2010 32 TBR AL 55.1 57 0 16 2.60 4.46 0.29 -0.34 96.5 3.69 6 0.7 1.2 -0.1 1.2 12 .512 .504 $2,050,000
2011 33 OAK AL 62.0 62 0 17 2.47 4.49 -0.08 -0.34 98.5 4.16 11 1.2 1.5 0.1 2.0 18 .520 .508 $3,750,000
2012 34 OAK AL 74.2 75 0 21 2.53 4.54 0.10 -0.34 96.2 3.95 12 1.3 1.6 0.2 2.3 19 .517 .508 $4,000,000
2013 ★ 35 OAK AL 62.2 65 0 20 2.87 4.37 -0.22 -0.32 91.6 3.91 6 0.7 1.6 0.1 1.4 13 .510 .504 $4,500,000 AS
2014 36 TBR AL 39.1 41 0 22 5.03 4.25 -0.17 -0.32 95.1 3.90 -6 -0.6 1.6 -0.3 -0.5 -1 .485 .496 $4,000,000
11 Seasons 512.1 504 1 200 3.51 4.65 0.02 -0.34 97.9 4.20 34 3.8 1.4 -0.0 9.2 93 .507 .503 $20,005,000
TBR (5 yrs) 242.1 244 0 101 3.75 4.72 0.10 -0.35 98.5 4.21 9 1.0 1.4 -0.2 3.4 38 .504 .501 $7,450,000
MIN (3 yrs) 68.0 55 1 35 4.63 4.92 -0.00 -0.35 102.9 4.71 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.7 8 .501 .501 $305,000
OAK (3 yrs) 199.1 202 0 58 2.62 4.47 -0.06 -0.33 95.4 4.00 29 3.1 1.6 0.4 5.7 51 .516 .507 $12,250,000
MIL (1 yr) 2.2 3 0 6 20.25 4.70 -0.10 -0.34 101.8 4.55 -5 -0.4 1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .364 .497

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
2004 26 MIN AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8
2008 30 TBR AL ALDS W CHW 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 13 0.900 5.4 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
2008 30 TBR AL ALCS W BOS 0 0 19.29 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 17 3.857 19.3 7.7 15.4 3.9 0.25
2008 30 TBR AL WS L PHI 0 0 3.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 16 2.333 12.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67
2010 32 TBR AL ALDS L TEX 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0.545 4.9 0.0 0.0 2.5
2012 34 OAK AL ALDS L DET 0 1 .000 5.40 2 0 2 0 0 1 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 2.400 16.2 0.0 5.4 10.8 2.00
2013 35 OAK AL ALDS L DET 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 10 0.333 0.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
5 Yrs (7 Series) 1 1 .500 3.20 20 0 8 0 0 2 19.2 16 7 7 2 10 4 15 1 0 1 83 1.322 7.3 0.9 4.6 6.9 1.50
5 ALDS 1 1 .500 0.63 13 0 7 0 0 2 14.1 7 1 1 0 3 1 12 0 0 0 50 0.698 4.4 0.0 1.9 7.5 4.00
1 ALCS 0 0 19.29 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 17 3.857 19.3 7.7 15.4 3.9 0.25
1 WS 0 0 3.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 16 2.333 12.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67

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
2001 23 MIN AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2003 25 MIN AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 26 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
2007 29 TOT MLB 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 29 MIL NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2007 29 TBD AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 30 TBR AL 51 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 31 TBR AL 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 32 TBR AL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 33 OAK AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 34 OAK AL 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 ★ 35 OAK AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2014 36 TBR AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Yrs 504 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
TBR (5 yrs) 244 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIN (3 yrs) 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (3 yrs) 202 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 501 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2001 23 MIN AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2003 25 MIN AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2004 26 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $305,000 1
2007 29 MIL NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2007 29 TBD AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2008 30 TBR AL 51 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
2009 31 TBR AL 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,400,000 1
2010 32 TBR AL 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $2,050,000 1
2011 33 OAK AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,750,000 1
2012 34 OAK AL 75 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000,000 1
2013 ★ 35 OAK AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $4,500,000 1 AS
2014 36 TBR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000,000 1
11 Seasons 466 2 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 0.4 2 $20,005,000
TBR (5 yrs) 206 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $7,450,000
MIN (3 yrs) 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $305,000
OAK (3 yrs) 202 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $12,250,000
MIL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .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
2004 26 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 30 TBR AL ALDS CHW W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 30 TBR AL ALCS BOS W 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 30 TBR AL WS PHI L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 32 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 OAK AL ALDS DET L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 35 OAK AL ALDS DET L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (7 Series) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 ALDS 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
2001 MIN AL 23 P 2 0 0 2.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.38 0.50 .960 1.69 1.75 0 0 0
2003 MIN AL 25 P 17 1 0 26.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 8 1.38 0.24 .958 1.73 1.71 2 1 33% 30% 0
2004 MIN AL 26 P 36 0 0 39.1 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 1.60 0.19 .949 1.65 1.65 2 2 50% 32% 0
2007 TOT MLB 29 P 25 0 0 24.2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 -2 -16 2.19 0.24 .955 1.61 1.60 3 1 25% 26% 2
2007 MIL NL 29 P 3 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -67 0.00 0.00 1.69 1.67 2 0 0% 24% 0
2007 TBD AL 29 P 22 0 0 22.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -8 2.45 0.27 .955 1.60 1.59 1 1 50% 26% 2
2008 TBR AL 30 P 51 0 0 58.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.77 0.10 .952 1.60 1.59 2 1 33% 27% 0
2009 TBR AL 31 P 73 0 0 67.1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.53 0.05 .952 1.52 1.51 6 1 14% 26% 0
2010 TBR AL 32 P 57 0 0 55.1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.65 0.07 .952 1.63 1.61 2 2 50% 26% 0
2011 OAK AL 33 P 62 0 0 62.0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.87 0.10 .948 1.60 1.59 1 0 0% 28% 0
2012 OAK AL 34 P 75 0 0 74.2 13 6 7 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.57 0.17 .954 1.57 1.56 3 3 50% 26% 0
2013 OAK AL 35 P 65 0 0 62.2 7 1 5 1 1 .857 1 4 0.86 0.09 .957 1.54 1.53 0 1 100% 26% 0 AS
2014 TBR AL 36 P 41 0 0 39.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1 5 0.92 0.10 .955 1.51 1.51 2 0 0% 28% 0
11 Seasons P 504 1 0 512.1 61 17 43 1 3 .984 1 0 1.05 0.12 .953 1.58 1.57 23 12 34% 27% 2
11 Seasons TOT 504 1 0 512.1 61 17 43 1 3 .984 1 2 1.05 0.12 .953 1.58 1.57 23 12 34% 27% 2
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.
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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.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2009 AL  73 (7th)
2012 AL  75 (5th)
Active  504 (37th)

Saves s c a p y
2012 AL  24 (10th)
2013 AL  38 (6th)
Active  83 (27th)
Career  83 (175th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2013 AL  9 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2013 AL  55 (6th)
Active  191 (27th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
Active  62.43 (48th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Active  12.3 (24th)
Career  12.3 (144th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 AL  2.1 (9th)
Active  6.5 (38th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
Active  6.5 (47th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2012 AL  75 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
Active  .984 (7th)
Career  .984 (16th)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (645), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 19 (342), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (249th), 9.4 career WAR/10.7 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2004 26 Minnesota Twins $305,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 27 Minnesota Twins $330,000 ?
2006 28 Cincinnati Reds $340,000 ?
2009 31 Tampa Bay Rays $1,400,000 ?
2010 32 Tampa Bay Rays $2,050,000 5.099
2011 33 Oakland Athletics $3,750,000 6.099
2012 34 Oakland Athletics $4,000,000 7.099 contracts
2013 35 Oakland Athletics $4,500,000 8.099 contracts
2014 36 Tampa Bay Rays $4,000,000 9.099
201537Tampa Bay Rays$7,000,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,675,000Does not include future salaries
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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