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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Athletics 1985-1990

Final Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 30.028)
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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
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

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
1985 24 OAK AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 25 OAK AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1988 27 CIN NL 36 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 28 CIN NL 42 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 236 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 29 CIN NL 29 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
5 Yrs 138 21 18 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 .056 .056 .222 .278 -26 4 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 25 21 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 .056 .056 .222 .278 -26 5 0 0 4 0 0
CIN (3 yrs) 107 21 18 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 .056 .056 .222 .278 -26 4 0 0 3 0 0
OAK (2 yrs) 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 107 21 18 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 .056 .056 .222 .278 -26 4 0 0 3 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 31 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
1985 24 OAK AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1
1986 25 OAK AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1988 27 CIN NL 36 10 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $70,000 1
1989 28 CIN NL 42 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $85,000 1
1990 29 CIN NL 29 7 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $120,500 1
5 Seasons 138 21 -4 -0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $335,500
CIN (3 yrs) 107 21 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.0 0 -1 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -1 $275,500
OAK (2 yrs) 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000

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
1985 OAK AL 24 P 29 25 2 141.1 12 0 11 1 1 .917 0.70 0.38 .953 1.86 1.84 10 7 41% 33% 1
1986 OAK AL 25 P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1988 CIN NL 27 P 36 4 0 64.1 12 2 8 2 0 .833 1.40 0.28 .955 1.96 1.96 9 3 25% 29% 1
1989 CIN NL 28 P 42 1 0 69.2 10 0 9 1 0 .900 1.16 0.21 .947 1.87 1.87 8 4 33% 32% 2
1990 CIN NL 29 P 29 0 0 51.1 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.38 .957 1.81 1.79 4 5 56% 29% 3
5 Seasons P 138 30 2 328.2 45 5 36 4 1 .911 1.12 0.30 .953 1.87 1.87 31 19 38% 31% 7
5 Seasons TOT 138 30 2 328.2 45 5 36 4 1 .911 1.12 0.30 .953 1.87 1.87 31 19 38% 31% 7
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

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 (2177), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1368th), 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

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
1985 24 Oakland Athletics $60,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1988 27 Cincinnati Reds $70,000 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1989 28 Cincinnati Reds $85,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 Cincinnati Reds $120,500* ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$335,500
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $120,000 - Larry Grasso changes -
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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