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Ricky Bottalico    \bo-TAL-ick-o\

Ricky Paul Bottalico

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 26, 1969 in New Britain, CT
High School: South Catholic HS (Hartford, CT)
School: Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1991. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 29, 1994 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals/Royals/Mets/Brewers/... 1994-2005
Agents: Gregg Clifton [*]
Final Game: July 22, 2005 (Age 35)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1994 24 PHI NL 0 0 0.00 2.13 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 13 1.333 9.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
1995 25 PHI NL 5 3 .625 2.46 3.73 62 0 20 0 0 1 87.2 50 25 24 7 42 3 87 4 0 1 350 171 1.049 5.1 0.7 4.3 8.9 2.07
1996 26 PHI NL 4 5 .444 3.19 3.25 61 0 56 0 0 34 67.2 47 24 24 6 23 2 74 2 0 3 269 134 1.034 6.3 0.8 3.1 9.8 3.22 AS
1997 27 PHI NL 2 5 .286 3.65 3.72 69 0 61 0 0 34 74.0 68 31 30 7 42 4 89 2 0 3 324 117 1.486 8.3 0.9 5.1 10.8 2.12
1998 28 PHI NL 1 5 .167 6.44 5.79 39 0 28 0 0 6 43.1 54 31 31 7 25 5 27 1 0 2 206 68 1.823 11.2 1.5 5.2 5.6 1.08
1999 29 STL NL 3 7 .300 4.91 4.88 68 0 40 0 0 20 73.1 83 45 40 8 49 1 66 3 0 6 347 94 1.800 10.2 1.0 6.0 8.1 1.35
2000 30 KCR AL 9 6 .600 4.83 5.51 62 0 50 0 0 16 72.2 65 40 39 12 41 3 56 2 1 5 319 105 1.459 8.1 1.5 5.1 6.9 1.37
2001 31 PHI NL 3 4 .429 3.90 4.78 66 0 18 0 0 3 67.0 58 31 29 11 25 2 57 4 0 5 281 109 1.239 7.8 1.5 3.4 7.7 2.28
2002 32 PHI NL 0 3 .000 4.61 4.28 30 0 6 0 0 0 27.1 33 16 14 3 13 2 24 2 0 2 128 85 1.683 10.9 1.0 4.3 7.9 1.85
2003 33 ARI NL 1 0 1.000 5.40 4.23 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 10 103 3.000 16.2 0.0 10.8 10.8 1.00
2004 34 NYM NL 3 2 .600 3.38 3.50 60 0 8 0 0 0 69.1 54 30 26 3 34 7 61 4 0 3 296 127 1.269 7.0 0.4 4.4 7.9 1.79
2005 35 MIL NL 2 2 .500 4.54 5.40 40 0 11 0 0 2 41.2 43 24 21 7 19 0 29 3 0 7 187 95 1.488 9.3 1.5 4.1 6.3 1.53
12 Yrs 33 42 .440 3.99 4.37 562 0 301 0 0 116 628.2 561 298 279 71 316 30 575 27 1 37 2730 110 1.395 8.0 1.0 4.5 8.2 1.82
162 Game Avg. 4 5 .440 3.99 4.37 68 0 36 0 0 14 76 68 36 34 9 38 4 70 3 0 4 330 110 1.395 8.0 1.0 4.5 8.2 1.82
PHI (7 yrs) 15 25 .375 3.70 4.10 330 0 192 0 0 78 370.0 313 158 152 41 171 18 361 15 0 16 1571 115 1.308 7.6 1.0 4.2 8.8 2.11
ARI (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 5.40 4.23 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 10 103 3.000 16.2 0.0 10.8 10.8 1.00
KCR (1 yr) 9 6 .600 4.83 5.51 62 0 50 0 0 16 72.2 65 40 39 12 41 3 56 2 1 5 319 105 1.459 8.1 1.5 5.1 6.9 1.37
NYM (1 yr) 3 2 .600 3.38 3.50 60 0 8 0 0 0 69.1 54 30 26 3 34 7 61 4 0 3 296 127 1.269 7.0 0.4 4.4 7.9 1.79
STL (1 yr) 3 7 .300 4.91 4.88 68 0 40 0 0 20 73.1 83 45 40 8 49 1 66 3 0 6 347 94 1.800 10.2 1.0 6.0 8.1 1.35
MIL (1 yr) 2 2 .500 4.54 5.40 40 0 11 0 0 2 41.2 43 24 21 7 19 0 29 3 0 7 187 95 1.488 9.3 1.5 4.1 6.3 1.53
NL (11 yrs) 24 36 .400 3.88 4.22 500 0 251 0 0 100 556.0 496 258 240 59 275 27 519 25 0 32 2411 111 1.387 8.0 1.0 4.5 8.4 1.89
AL (1 yr) 9 6 .600 4.83 5.51 62 0 50 0 0 16 72.2 65 40 39 12 41 3 56 2 1 5 319 105 1.459 8.1 1.5 5.1 6.9 1.37

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
1994 24 PHI NL 3.0 3 0 0 0.00 4.84 -0.28 -0.37 101.2 4.80 2 0.2 .2 -0.1 0.1 2 .556 .501
1995 25 PHI NL 87.2 62 0 25 2.57 4.67 0.03 -0.35 103.2 4.43 17 1.8 1.7 0.5 3.0 26 .529 .511 $109,000
1996 26 PHI NL 67.2 61 0 24 3.19 4.72 0.01 -0.35 101.8 4.43 10 1.0 1.7 0.2 1.8 15 .516 .506 $185,000 AS
1997 27 PHI NL 74.0 69 0 31 3.77 4.73 0.06 -0.36 101.3 4.37 5 0.5 1.7 0.0 1.2 11 .507 .503 $425,000
1998 28 PHI NL 43.1 39 0 31 6.44 4.69 0.26 -0.36 102.6 4.17 -11 -1.1 .9 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .472 .493 $2,200,000
1999 29 STL NL 73.1 68 0 45 5.52 5.00 -0.02 -0.38 99.4 4.61 -8 -0.7 1.8 -0.5 -0.6 -1 .489 .495 $2,300,000
2000 30 KCR AL 72.2 62 0 40 4.95 5.55 0.25 -0.41 102.8 5.03 0 0.0 1.4 -0.2 0.6 10 .500 .500 $1,500,000
2001 31 PHI NL 67.0 66 0 31 4.16 4.69 0.24 -0.35 97.0 3.97 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.2 0.2 5 .498 .499 $1,500,000
2002 32 PHI NL 27.1 30 0 16 5.27 4.55 0.16 -0.34 97.4 3.95 -4 -0.4 1.4 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .486 .497 $1,500,000
2003 33 ARI NL 1.2 2 0 1 5.40 4.87 -0.21 -0.36 118.0 5.56 0 0.0 2.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .501 .500
2004 34 NYM NL 69.1 60 0 30 3.89 4.78 -0.20 -0.35 100.6 4.66 5 0.6 1.2 -0.1 1.1 12 .509 .503
2005 35 MIL NL 41.2 40 0 24 5.18 4.54 -0.06 -0.35 100.8 4.29 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .489 .497 $800,000
12 Seasons 628.2 562 0 298 4.27 4.83 0.06 -0.36 101.0 4.45 10 1.1 1.5 -0.6 6.2 70 .502 .501 $10,519,000
PHI (7 yrs) 370.0 330 0 158 3.84 4.69 0.10 -0.35 100.9 4.27 17 1.7 1.5 0.2 5.2 50 .505 .503 $5,919,000
ARI (1 yr) 1.2 2 0 1 5.40 4.87 -0.21 -0.36 118.0 5.56 0 0.0 2.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .501 .500
KCR (1 yr) 72.2 62 0 40 4.95 5.55 0.25 -0.41 102.8 5.03 0 0.0 1.4 -0.2 0.6 10 .500 .500 $1,500,000
NYM (1 yr) 69.1 60 0 30 3.89 4.78 -0.20 -0.35 100.6 4.66 5 0.6 1.2 -0.1 1.1 12 .509 .503
STL (1 yr) 73.1 68 0 45 5.52 5.00 -0.02 -0.38 99.4 4.61 -8 -0.7 1.8 -0.5 -0.6 -1 .489 .495 $2,300,000
MIL (1 yr) 41.2 40 0 24 5.18 4.54 -0.06 -0.35 100.8 4.29 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .489 .497 $800,000

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
1994 24 PHI NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1995 25 PHI NL 62 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1996 26 PHI NL 61 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 157 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1997 27 PHI NL 69 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 28 PHI NL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 29 STL NL 68 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2000 30 KCR AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 31 PHI NL 66 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 153 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 32 PHI NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 33 ARI NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2004 34 NYM NL 60 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 35 MIL NL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 562 18 17 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .118 .118 .235 .353 -11 4 1 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .118 .118 .235 .353 -11 1 0 0 0 0 0
PHI (7 yrs) 330 13 12 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .333 .500 28 4 0 0 1 0 0
ARI (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 60 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 68 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 500 18 17 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .118 .118 .235 .353 -11 4 1 0 1 0 0
AL (1 yr) 62 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
1994 24 PHI NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1995 25 PHI NL 62 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $109,000 1
1996 26 PHI NL 61 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $185,000 1 AS
1997 27 PHI NL 69 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $425,000 1
1998 28 PHI NL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,200,000 1
1999 29 STL NL 68 3 -1 0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $2,300,000 1
2000 30 KCR AL 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
2001 31 PHI NL 66 3 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $1,500,000 1
2002 32 PHI NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
2003 33 ARI NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2004 34 NYM NL 60 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2005 35 MIL NL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $800,000 1
12 Seasons 562 18 -3 -0 -0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 $10,519,000
PHI (7 yrs) 330 13 -2 -0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 $5,919,000
ARI (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
KCR (1 yr) 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000
NYM (1 yr) 60 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
STL (1 yr) 68 3 -1 0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $2,300,000
MIL (1 yr) 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $800,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1994 PHI NL 24 P 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.87 0 0 0
1995 PHI NL 25 P 62 0 0 87.2 13 6 7 0 1 1.000 1.33 0.21 .956 1.84 1.83 6 3 33% 30% 0
1996 PHI NL 26 P 61 0 0 67.2 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 0.80 0.10 .953 1.84 1.83 2 1 33% 28% 0 AS
1997 PHI NL 27 P 69 0 0 74.0 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 1.09 0.13 .953 1.85 1.84 7 3 30% 32% 0
1998 PHI NL 28 P 39 0 0 43.1 11 5 6 0 1 1.000 2.28 0.28 .961 1.85 1.84 1 0 0% 32% 0
1999 STL NL 29 P 68 0 0 73.1 13 4 9 0 2 1.000 1.60 0.19 .951 1.72 1.71 1 5 83% 29% 0
2000 KCR AL 30 P 62 0 0 72.2 14 6 7 1 1 .929 1.61 0.21 .956 1.62 1.60 4 5 56% 30% 0
2001 PHI NL 31 P 66 0 0 67.0 14 3 10 1 0 .929 1.75 0.20 .959 1.75 1.73 2 2 50% 33% 0
2002 PHI NL 32 P 30 0 0 27.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.17 .964 1.84 1.81 1 0 0% 32% 0
2003 ARI NL 33 P 2 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.62 1.85 0 0 0
2004 NYM NL 34 P 60 0 0 69.1 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.69 0.22 .965 1.84 1.82 7 0 0% 28% 0
2005 MIL NL 35 P 40 0 0 41.2 9 2 6 1 1 .889 1 5 1.73 0.20 .960 1.75 1.73 1 2 67% 29% 0
12 Seasons P 562 0 0 628.2 107 38 66 3 8 .972 2 3 1.49 0.19 .958 1.79 1.77 32 21 40% 30% 0
12 Seasons TOT 562 0 0 628.2 107 38 66 3 8 .972 2 21 1.49 0.19 .958 1.79 1.77 32 21 40% 30% 0
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
1996 NL  34 (8th)
1997 NL  34 (8th)
Career  116 (111th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1996 NL  56 (8th)
1997 NL  61 (4th)
2000 AL  50 (10th)
Career  301 (103rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1995 NL  2.0 (9th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
Career  .972 (65th)

                                         

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 - 6 (1837), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 13 (851), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1276), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (389th), 6.3 career WAR/8.1 7yr-peak WAR/7.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199525Philadelphia Phillies$109,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199626Philadelphia Phillies$185,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199727Philadelphia Phillies$425,0001997 AP survey
199828Philadelphia Phillies$2,200,0002001 Joint Exhibit 1
199929St. Louis Cardinals$2,300,0002001 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $50,000 earned bonus
200030Kansas City Royals$1,500,000*
200131Philadelphia Phillies$1,500,0004/6/01 USA Today
200232Philadelphia Phillies$1,500,0004/3/02 AP
200535Milwaukee Brewers$800,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,519,000
Disputed Salaries
*2000 - $1,900,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $400,000 earned bonus
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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