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Tim Birtsas

Timothy Dean Birtsas

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: September 5, 1960 in Pontiac, MI
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 3, 1985 (Age 24.240, 12,625th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Athletics 1985-1990

Last Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 30.028)
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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
1985 24 OAK AL 10 6 .625 4.01 29 25 4 2 0 0 141.1 124 72 63 18 91 0 94 3 0 6 624 95 5.00 1.521 7.9 1.1 5.8 6.0 1.03
1986 25 OAK AL 0 0 22.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 2 5 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 12 21 14.27 3.000 9.0 4.5 18.0 4.5 0.25
1988 27 CIN NL 1 3 .250 4.20 36 4 8 0 0 0 64.1 61 34 30 6 24 5 38 3 3 0 277 86 4.06 1.321 8.5 0.8 3.4 5.3 1.58
1989 28 CIN NL 2 2 .500 3.75 42 1 12 0 0 1 69.2 68 33 29 5 27 8 57 3 3 3 300 97 3.35 1.364 8.8 0.6 3.5 7.4 2.11
1990 29 CIN NL 1 3 .250 3.86 29 0 8 0 0 0 51.1 69 24 22 7 24 6 41 1 0 4 239 104 4.44 1.812 12.1 1.2 4.2 7.2 1.71
5 Yrs 14 14 .500 4.08 138 30 34 2 0 1 328.2 324 168 149 37 170 20 231 10 6 13 1452 93 4.44 1.503 8.9 1.0 4.7 6.3 1.36
162 Game Avg. 6 6 .500 4.08 56 12 14 1 0 0 133 131 68 60 15 69 8 94 4 2 5 588 93 4.44 1.503 8.9 1.0 4.7 6.3 1.36
CIN (3 yrs) 4 8 .333 3.93 107 5 28 0 0 1 185.1 198 91 81 18 75 19 136 7 6 7 816 95 3.90 1.473 9.6 0.9 3.6 6.6 1.81
OAK (2 yrs) 10 6 .625 4.27 31 25 6 2 0 0 143.1 126 77 68 19 95 1 95 3 0 6 636 90 5.13 1.542 7.9 1.2 6.0 6.0 1.00
NL (3 yrs) 4 8 .333 3.93 107 5 28 0 0 1 185.1 198 91 81 18 75 19 136 7 6 7 816 95 3.90 1.473 9.6 0.9 3.6 6.6 1.81
AL (2 yrs) 10 6 .625 4.27 31 25 6 2 0 0 143.1 126 77 68 19 95 1 95 3 0 6 636 90 5.13 1.542 7.9 1.2 6.0 6.0 1.00
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
1985 24 OAK AL 141.1 29 25 72 4.58 4.55 -0.03 0.13 93.0 4.39 -3 -0.3 .0 -0.1 0.9 10 .489 .498 $60,000
1986 25 OAK AL 2.0 2 0 5 22.50 4.95 0.23 -0.39 84.0 3.64 -4 -0.4 .1 0.1 -0.2 -4 .322 .498
1988 27 CIN NL 64.1 36 4 34 4.76 3.77 0.38 -0.20 105.6 3.36 -10 -1.2 .5 0.1 -0.4 -5 .468 .493 $70,000
1989 28 CIN NL 69.2 42 1 33 4.26 4.04 -0.26 -0.30 103.4 4.14 -1 -0.1 .5 -0.2 0.3 4 .497 .499 $85,000
1990 29 CIN NL 51.1 29 0 24 4.21 4.22 -0.11 -0.32 104.9 4.21 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.1 0.3 4 .497 .499 $120,500
5 Seasons 328.2 138 30 168 4.60 4.24 -0.01 -0.10 99.5 4.10 -20 -2.1 .6 -0.0 1.0 10 .485 .497 $335,500
CIN (3 yrs) 185.1 107 5 91 4.42 4.00 0.00 -0.27 104.6 3.89 -12 -1.4 .6 -0.1 0.2 4 .487 .497 $275,500
OAK (2 yrs) 143.1 31 25 77 4.83 4.56 -0.03 0.13 92.9 4.38 -7 -0.7 .0 0.1 0.8 6 .478 .498 $60,000

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
1985 24 OAK AL 29 624 521 72 124 24 7 18 10 7 91 94 .238 .352 .415 .766 .256 216 14 3 4 5 0 7
1986 25 OAK AL 2 12 7 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 .286 .545 .714 1.260 .200 5 0 0 1 0 1 0
1988 27 CIN NL 36 277 244 34 61 10 1 6 9 3 24 38 .250 .321 .373 .694 .271 91 5 3 3 3 5 5
1989 28 CIN NL 42 300 261 33 68 13 3 5 8 4 27 57 .261 .330 .391 .721 .307 102 5 3 3 6 8 1
1990 29 CIN NL 29 239 212 24 69 13 1 7 4 5 24 41 .325 .395 .495 .890 .376 105 1 1 1 1 6 2
5 Yrs 138 1452 1245 168 324 60 12 37 31 19 170 231 .260 .350 .417 .767 .289 519 25 10 12 15 20 15
162 Game Avg. 56 588 504 68 131 24 5 15 13 8 69 94 .260 .350 .417 .767 .289 210 10 4 5 6 8 6
MLB Averages .257 .324 .390 .714 .285

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1985 24 OAK AL -4.2 -0.4 645 -0.7 9.3 -10.0 .87 -1.1 0.3 -6.8 -0.7 0.97 -16.8 0 0 0
1986 25 OAK AL -4.0 -0.4 12 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .19 -0.1 -0.2 -4.1 -0.4 1.21 -1.7 0 0 2
1988 27 CIN NL -4.2 -0.4 287 -0.4 2.6 -3.0 .56 0.0 -0.8 -3.3 -0.3 0.98 -2.4 3 4 25
1989 28 CIN NL -1.0 -0.1 315 -0.8 1.6 -2.5 .41 -0.2 -1.8 -7.5 -0.8 1.00 -2.2 3 5 30
1990 29 CIN NL 1.1 0.1 251 -0.6 2.5 -3.1 .59 -1.4 0.4 -1.0 -0.1 1.03 -14.4 6 6 16
5 Yrs -12.4 -1.2 1510 -2.6 16.0 -18.6 .66 -2.8 -1.2 -22.7 -2.3 0.99 -37.5 12 15 73

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
1985 24 OAK AL 29 25 10 6 9 4 1 13 12 .520 1 6 2 0 8 32% 49.8 72 23 26 4 5 8 4.8 5.5 5.4
1988 27 CIN NL 36 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 4 .000 0 1 0 0 1 25% 41.5 58 25 15 6 2 1 2.2 1.2 3.8 69 2 2 0 0 97
1989 28 CIN NL 42 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 35.0 35 35 10 4 0 1 3.0 9.0 2.3 67 1 0 0 0 67
3 Yrs 107 30 10 10 10 4 2 13 17 .433 1 7 2 0 9 30% 48 72 23 51 14 7 10 4.3 5.2 5.1 68 3 2 0 0 97
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 103 -3 4.4 4.3 6.2 94

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
1985 24 OAK AL 29 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .871 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 3 0 5.3
1986 25 OAK AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .191 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 3.0
1988 27 CIN NL 36 32 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 19 3 16% 8 .556 3 4 25 4 2 26 9 23 20 8 21 10 4.6 25
1989 28 CIN NL 42 41 12 2 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 23 13 57% 5 .406 3 5 30 2 3 36 15 26 23 10 23 9 4.9 28
1990 29 CIN NL 29 29 8 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 19 5 26% 7 .587 6 6 16 3 5 21 10 19 19 5 20 3 5.3 32
5 Yrs 138 108 34 4 4 1 1 0 100% 4 3 61 21 34% .662 12 15 73 9 10 89 34 74 65 23 67 23 4.9 28

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%
1985 24 OAK AL 624 19% 2.9% 15.1% 14.6% 7.9% 40% 0.68 66% 128 14 11%
1986 25 OAK AL 12 33% 8.3% 8.3% 33.3% 8.3% 50% 0.67 42% 6 0 0%
1988 27 CIN NL 277 34% 2.2% 13.7% 8.7% 6.1% 28% 0.91 1.00 73% 18% 12.0% 53% 45 5 11%
1989 28 CIN NL 300 30% 1.7% 19.0% 9.0% 7.0% 31% 0.71 0.89 68% 23% 5.9% 30% 52 5 10%
1990 29 CIN NL 239 36% 2.9% 17.2% 10.0% 8.8% 30% 1.23 1.55 69% 18% 11.5% 19% 40 1 3%
5 Yrs 1452 27% 2.6% 15.9% 11.7% 7.5% 34% 0.91 0.88 68% 20% 9.2% 35% 271 25 9%
MLB Averages 40% 2.2% 14.9% 8.6% 6.8% 30% 0.80 1.06 73% 20% 6.6% 26% 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
1988 27 CIN NL 270 1056 3.91 628 60.6% 27.5% 11.8% 27.7% 33.0% 72.5% 4.4% 43.9% 83.7% 52.2% 7.4% 20 12 18.5% 50 19 4 15 20 41.7% 5 3 7 1 0
1989 28 CIN NL 300 1222 4.07 736 61.9% 26.8% 13.0% 30.6% 28.9% 72.6% 6.6% 44.9% 81.3% 59.1% 5.0% 15 5 23.3% 70 31 7 19 37 33.3% 6 3 0 1 5
1990 29 CIN NL 229 886 3.87 536 61.7% 29.1% 12.7% 26.7% 31.0% 70.3% 4.9% 43.4% 81.3% 59.8% 6.6% 15 9 22.7% 52 21 5 17 21 44.7% 8 1 10 0 3
3 Yrs 799 3164 3.96 1900 61.4% 27.7% 12.5% 28.5% 30.8% 71.9% 5.4% 44.1% 82.1% 57.0% 6.3% 50 26 21.5% 172 71 16 51 78 38.9% 19 7 17 2 8
MLB Averages 3.60 62.5% 24.4% 14.4% 26.9% 34.1% 75.4% 2.2% 47.1% 80.7% 56.7% 5.6% 18.5% 26.1%

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
1985 24 OAK AL 624 124 18 0 23 15 3 8 10 32 17 8 53% 7 6 2 233 10 7 59% 9 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 18 0
1986 25 OAK AL 12 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 100% 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 27 CIN NL 277 61 7 1 6 0 13 4 2 3 3 16 5 6 31% 5 0 0 88 9 3 75% 5 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 7 0
1989 28 CIN NL 300 68 7 0 5 0 10 3 2 5 0 23 15 4 65% 1 3 0 110 8 4 67% 5 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 15 0
1990 29 CIN NL 239 69 9 0 7 0 9 4 3 4 3 7 2 2 29% 2 4 0 109 4 5 44% 4 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 4 0
5 Yrs 1452 324 23 1 37 1 56 27 10 21 16 79 40 20 51% 15 13 2 547 31 19 62% 23 14 7 3 1 2 7 4 44 0
MLB Averages 53% 69%

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+
1985 24 10 6 .625 4.01 29 25 4 2 0 0 141.1 124 72 63 18 91 0 94 3 0 6 624 95 1.521 7.9 1.1 5.8 6.0 1.03 95
1986 25 10 6 .625 4.27 31 25 6 2 0 0 143.1 126 77 68 19 95 1 95 3 0 6 636 90 1.542 7.9 1.2 6.0 6.0 1.00 90
1987 26 10 6 .625 4.27 31 25 6 2 0 0 143.1 126 77 68 19 95 1 95 3 0 6 636 90 1.542 7.9 1.2 6.0 6.0 1.00 90
1988 27 11 9 .550 4.25 67 29 14 2 0 0 207.2 187 111 98 25 119 6 133 6 3 6 913 89 1.474 8.1 1.1 5.2 5.8 1.12 89
1989 28 13 11 .542 4.12 109 30 26 2 0 1 277.1 255 144 127 30 146 14 190 9 6 9 1213 91 1.446 8.3 1.0 4.7 6.2 1.30 91
1990 29 14 14 .500 4.08 138 30 34 2 0 1 328.2 324 168 149 37 170 20 231 10 6 13 1452 93 1.503 8.9 1.0 4.7 6.3 1.36 93

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
1985 24 8 8 .500 4.34 141.0 131 76 68 19 96 94 3 1.610 8.4 6.1 6.0 0.98 1.2 29
1986 25 0 0 22.50 2.0 2 6 5 1 4 1 0 3.000 9.0 18.0 4.5 0.25 4.5 2
1988 27 3 4 .429 4.64 64.0 64 37 33 6 25 38 3 1.391 9.0 3.5 5.3 1.52 0.8 36
1989 28 4 4 .500 4.11 70.0 72 36 32 5 29 57 3 1.443 9.3 3.7 7.3 1.97 0.6 42
1990 29 3 3 .500 3.88 51.0 70 24 22 7 24 41 1 1.843 12.4 4.2 7.2 1.71 1.2 29
5 Yrs 18 19 .486 4.39 328.0 339 179 160 38 178 231 10 1.576 9.3 6.3 1.30 1.0 138



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1985 AL  .625 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  91 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1367th), 0.9 career WAR/0.9 7yr-peak WAR/0.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Timothy Dean Tim Birtsas

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