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Jeff Ballard

Jeffrey Scott Ballard

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 13, 1963 in Billings, MT
High School: Billings West HS (Billings, MT)
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1987 (Age 23.269)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Pirates 1987-1994

Final Game: July 8, 1994 (Age 30.329)
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Standard Pitching

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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
1987 23 BAL AL 2 8 .200 6.59 14 14 0 0 0 0 69.2 100 60 51 15 35 1 27 0 1 0 327 67 6.40 1.938 12.9 1.9 4.5 3.5 0.77
1988 24 BAL AL 8 12 .400 4.40 25 25 0 6 1 0 153.1 167 83 75 15 42 2 41 6 2 2 654 89 4.45 1.363 9.8 0.9 2.5 2.4 0.98
1989 25 BAL AL 18 8 .692 3.43 35 35 0 4 1 0 215.1 240 95 82 16 57 5 62 4 0 3 912 110 4.00 1.379 10.0 0.7 2.4 2.6 1.09 CYA-6
1990 26 BAL AL 2 11 .154 4.93 44 17 6 0 0 0 133.1 152 79 73 22 42 6 50 3 1 2 578 77 5.22 1.455 10.3 1.5 2.8 3.4 1.19
1991 27 BAL AL 6 12 .333 5.60 26 22 1 0 0 0 123.2 153 91 77 16 28 2 37 2 1 3 540 71 4.67 1.464 11.1 1.2 2.0 2.7 1.32
1993 29 PIT NL 4 1 .800 4.86 25 5 4 0 0 0 53.2 70 31 29 3 15 3 16 2 0 2 234 83 4.07 1.584 11.7 0.5 2.5 2.7 1.07
1994 30 PIT NL 1 1 .500 6.66 28 0 11 0 0 2 24.1 32 19 18 5 10 3 11 1 0 1 112 66 6.25 1.726 11.8 1.8 3.7 4.1 1.10
7 Yrs 41 53 .436 4.71 197 118 22 10 2 2 773.1 914 458 405 92 229 22 244 18 5 13 3357 84 4.70 1.478 10.6 1.1 2.7 2.8 1.07
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .436 4.71 43 25 5 2 0 0 167 197 99 87 20 49 5 53 4 1 3 725 84 4.70 1.478 10.6 1.1 2.7 2.8 1.07
BAL (5 yrs) 36 51 .414 4.63 144 113 7 10 2 0 695.1 812 408 358 84 204 16 217 15 5 10 3011 84 4.69 1.461 10.5 1.1 2.6 2.8 1.06
PIT (2 yrs) 5 2 .714 5.42 53 5 15 0 0 2 78.0 102 50 47 8 25 6 27 3 0 3 346 76 4.75 1.628 11.8 0.9 2.9 3.1 1.08
AL (5 yrs) 36 51 .414 4.63 144 113 7 10 2 0 695.1 812 408 358 84 204 16 217 15 5 10 3011 84 4.69 1.461 10.5 1.1 2.6 2.8 1.06
NL (2 yrs) 5 2 .714 5.42 53 5 15 0 0 2 78.0 102 50 47 8 25 6 27 3 0 3 346 76 4.75 1.628 11.8 0.9 2.9 3.1 1.08
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
1987 23 BAL AL 69.2 14 14 60 7.75 5.02 -0.06 0.18 98.0 5.15 -20 -1.8 -0.0 -1.1 -13 .375 .489
1988 24 BAL AL 153.1 25 25 83 4.87 4.51 -0.13 0.15 97.7 4.68 -4 -0.4 -0.1 0.9 11 .484 .498 $66,000
1989 25 BAL AL 215.1 35 35 95 3.97 4.33 0.13 0.15 97.0 4.22 5 0.6 -0.1 2.5 26 .516 .503 $97,000 CYA-6
1990 26 BAL AL 133.1 44 17 79 5.33 4.32 0.27 0.02 99.0 4.04 -19 -1.9 1.2 -0.2 -0.8 -6 .456 .488 $200,000
1991 27 BAL AL 123.2 26 22 91 6.62 4.45 0.28 0.14 98.8 4.26 -32 -3.0 .7 -0.1 -1.9 -20 .383 .481 $465,000
1993 29 PIT NL 53.2 25 5 31 5.20 4.57 -0.10 -0.11 98.7 4.51 -5 -0.5 .8 -0.0 -0.1 0 .479 .497
1994 30 PIT NL 24.1 28 0 19 7.03 5.06 0.25 -0.39 100.9 4.46 -7 -0.7 1.6 -0.3 -0.8 -5 .475 .496 $175,000
7 Seasons 773.1 197 118 458 5.33 4.48 0.09 0.09 98.1 4.40 -82 -7.8 1.2 -0.8 -1.2 -7 .460 .493 $1,003,000
BAL (5 yrs) 695.1 144 113 408 5.28 4.46 0.10 0.13 98.0 4.39 -70 -6.6 1.1 -0.5 -0.3 -3 .454 .492 $828,000
PIT (2 yrs) 78.0 53 5 50 5.77 4.72 0.01 -0.19 99.4 4.49 -12 -1.2 1.3 -0.3 -0.9 -4 .477 .496 $175,000

Standard Batting

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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
1987 23 BAL AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 24 BAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 25 BAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-6
1990 26 BAL AL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 27 BAL AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 29 PIT NL 25 12 11 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .364 .364 .455 .818 119 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
1994 30 PIT NL 28 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 162 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 197 14 13 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .385 .385 .462 .846 126 6 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 12 11 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .385 .385 .462 .846 126 5 0 0 1 0 0
BAL (5 yrs) 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (2 yrs) 53 14 13 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .385 .385 .462 .846 126 6 0 0 1 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 53 14 13 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .385 .385 .462 .846 126 6 0 0 1 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
1987 23 BAL AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1988 24 BAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $66,000 1
1989 25 BAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $97,000 1 CYA-6
1990 26 BAL AL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000 1
1991 27 BAL AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $465,000 1
1993 29 PIT NL 25 12 0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1994 30 PIT NL 28 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $175,000 1
7 Seasons 197 14 0 -1 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.1 3 $1,003,000
BAL (5 yrs) 144 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $828,000
PIT (2 yrs) 53 14 0 -1 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $175,000

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1987 BAL AL 23 P 14 14 0 69.2 15 5 10 0 1 1.000 1.94 1.07 .955 1.83 1.82 9 7 44% 31% 1
1988 BAL AL 24 P 25 25 6 153.1 22 9 13 0 3 1.000 1.29 0.88 .961 1.78 1.77 12 3 20% 31% 0
1989 BAL AL 25 P 35 35 4 215.1 70 13 55 2 6 .971 2.84 1.94 .960 1.87 1.85 14 14 50% 31% 9 CYA-6
1990 BAL AL 26 P 44 17 0 133.1 32 11 20 1 0 .969 2.09 0.70 .953 1.78 1.76 8 6 43% 34% 2
1991 BAL AL 27 P 26 22 0 123.2 20 4 15 1 3 .950 1.38 0.73 .956 1.80 1.80 1 4 80% 34% 0
1993 PIT NL 29 P 25 5 0 53.2 17 4 12 1 3 .941 2.68 0.64 .953 1.84 1.83 2 1 33% 31% 0
1994 PIT NL 30 P 28 0 0 24.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.48 0.14 .958 1.85 1.85 1 0 0% 32% 0
7 Seasons P 197 118 10 773.1 180 47 128 5 16 .972 2.04 0.89 .957 1.82 1.81 47 35 43% 32% 12
7 Seasons TOT 197 118 10 773.1 180 47 128 5 16 .972 2.04 0.89 .957 1.82 1.81 47 35 43% 32% 12
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.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1989 AL (6, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1989 April AL Pitcher of the Month

Wins s c a p y
1989 AL  18 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1989 AL  .692 (6th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1989 AL  2.382 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1989 AL  35 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1989 AL  240 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1989 AL  55 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1989 AL  2.84 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1989 AL  1.94 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1511), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1593), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3053rd), -0.9 career WAR/-0.9 7yr-peak WAR/-0.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1988 24 Baltimore Orioles $66,000 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1989 25 Baltimore Orioles $97,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 26 Baltimore Orioles $200,000* ?
1991 27 Baltimore Orioles $465,000 ? USA Today survey
1994 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $175,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,003,000
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $290,000 - 11/21/90 NYT -
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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