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Clay Buchholz    \BUCK-holtz\

Clay Daniel Buchholz

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 14, 1984 in Nederland, TX
High School: Lumberton HS (Lumberton, TX)
Schools: Angelina College (Lufkin, TX), McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 23, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 2007 (Age 23.003, 16,780th in MLB history)   vs. LAA 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 3 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: RedSox 2007-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 7 yrs/$56.75M (11-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 8.059, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: ISE Baseball [*]
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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
2007 22 BOS AL 3 1 .750 1.59 4 3 0 1 1 0 22.2 14 6 4 0 10 0 22 1 0 0 88 303 2.75 1.059 5.6 0.0 4.0 8.7 2.20
2008 23 BOS AL 2 9 .182 6.75 16 15 0 1 0 0 76.0 93 63 57 11 41 1 72 2 1 2 357 69 4.82 1.763 11.0 1.3 4.9 8.5 1.76
2009 24 BOS AL 7 4 .636 4.21 16 16 0 0 0 0 92.0 91 44 43 13 36 1 68 2 0 1 399 111 4.69 1.380 8.9 1.3 3.5 6.7 1.89
2010 ★ 25 BOS AL 17 7 .708 2.33 28 28 0 1 1 0 173.2 142 55 45 9 67 1 120 5 1 7 711 187 3.61 1.203 7.4 0.5 3.5 6.2 1.79 AS,CYA-6
2011 26 BOS AL 6 3 .667 3.48 14 14 0 0 0 0 82.2 76 34 32 10 31 1 60 2 0 3 353 124 4.34 1.294 8.3 1.1 3.4 6.5 1.94
2012 27 BOS AL 11 8 .579 4.56 29 29 0 2 1 0 189.1 187 104 96 25 64 2 129 12 2 2 802 92 4.65 1.326 8.9 1.2 3.0 6.1 2.02
2013 ★ 28 BOS AL 12 1 .923 1.74 16 16 0 1 1 0 108.1 75 23 21 4 36 0 96 1 0 1 416 237 2.78 1.025 6.2 0.3 3.0 8.0 2.67 AS
2014 29 BOS AL 8 11 .421 5.34 28 28 0 2 2 0 170.1 182 108 101 17 54 2 132 10 0 8 737 75 4.01 1.386 9.6 0.9 2.9 7.0 2.44
2015 30 BOS AL 7 7 .500 3.26 18 18 0 1 0 0 113.1 114 48 41 6 23 0 107 5 0 3 469 132 2.68 1.209 9.1 0.5 1.8 8.5 4.65
2016 31 BOS AL 8 10 .444 4.78 37 21 7 0 0 0 139.1 130 80 74 21 55 1 93 5 0 1 588 95 5.06 1.328 8.4 1.4 3.6 6.0 1.69
10 Yrs 81 61 .570 3.96 206 188 7 9 6 0 1167.2 1104 565 514 116 417 9 899 45 4 28 4920 109 4.04 1.303 8.5 0.9 3.2 6.9 2.16
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .570 3.96 36 32 1 2 1 0 202 191 98 89 20 72 2 155 8 1 5 849 109 4.04 1.303 8.5 0.9 3.2 6.9 2.16
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
2007 22 BOS AL 22.2 4 3 6 2.38 4.76 0.05 0.11 106.5 5.13 7 0.7 1.32 -0.0 1.0 9 .684 .505
2008 23 BOS AL 76.0 16 15 63 7.46 4.78 0.14 0.18 104.6 5.04 -22 -2.0 .02 -0.0 -1.2 -12 .377 .488 $396,000
2009 24 BOS AL 92.0 16 16 44 4.30 4.86 -0.12 0.19 105.6 5.45 11 1.1 -0.1 2.0 22 .571 .507 $413,500
2010 ★ 25 BOS AL 173.2 28 28 55 2.85 4.53 0.16 0.16 104.0 4.71 34 3.9 -0.1 5.6 54 .641 .524 $443,000 AS,CYA-6
2011 26 BOS AL 82.2 14 14 34 3.70 4.61 0.21 0.17 104.9 4.79 10 1.1 -0.1 1.9 18 .577 .507 $555,000
2012 27 BOS AL 189.1 29 29 104 4.94 4.47 0.29 0.17 105.2 4.57 -8 -0.8 -0.1 0.9 11 .471 .495 $3,500,000
2013 ★ 28 BOS AL 108.1 16 16 23 1.91 4.13 0.13 0.16 104.1 4.33 27 3.3 -0.1 4.3 39 .708 .521 $5,500,000 AS
2014 29 BOS AL 170.1 28 28 108 5.71 4.19 0.19 0.16 101.1 4.20 -31 -3.1 -0.1 -1.6 -13 .388 .481 $7,700,000
2015 30 BOS AL 113.1 18 18 48 3.81 4.55 -0.04 0.18 106.1 5.06 15 1.7 -0.1 2.7 26 .593 .510 $12,000,000
2016 31 BOS AL 139.1 37 21 80 5.17 4.48 0.34 0.10 108.7 4.61 -10 -1.0 .73 -0.1 0.2 5 .472 .494
10 Seasons 1167.2 206 188 565 4.35 4.48 0.16 0.16 104.8 4.69 32 4.9 .72 -0.8 15.8 161 .524 .501 $30,507,500

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
2009 24 BOS AL ALDS L LAA 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 23 1.400 10.8 1.8 1.8 5.4 3.00
2013 28 BOS AL ALDS W TBR 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 27 1.667 10.5 1.5 4.5 7.5 1.67
2013 28 BOS AL ALCS W DET 0 0 5.91 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 12 7 7 2 2 0 10 1 0 1 46 1.313 10.1 1.7 1.7 8.4 5.00
2013 ❍ 28 BOS AL WS W STL 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 18 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 4.5 0.67
2016 31 BOS AL ALDS L CLE 0 1 .000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 19 1.750 13.5 0.0 2.3 9.0 4.00
3 Yrs (5 Series) 0 1 .000 4.25 6 6 0 0 0 0 29.2 34 15 14 4 10 1 24 2 1 2 133 1.483 10.3 1.2 3.0 7.3 2.40
3 ALDS 0 1 .000 4.20 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 19 7 7 2 5 0 12 1 1 0 69 1.600 11.4 1.2 3.0 7.2 2.40
1 ALCS 0 0 5.91 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 12 7 7 2 2 0 10 1 0 1 46 1.313 10.1 1.7 1.7 8.4 5.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 18 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 4.5 0.67

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2010 BOS AL 25
2013 BOS AL 28

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
2007 22 BOS AL 4 88 76 6 14 3 0 0 0 0 10 22 .184 .284 .224 .508 .255 17 3 1 0 1 0 1
2008 23 BOS AL 16 357 311 63 93 14 2 11 3 2 41 72 .299 .381 .463 .844 .355 144 4 2 0 3 1 5
2009 24 BOS AL 16 399 356 44 91 14 0 13 6 0 36 68 .256 .325 .404 .729 .281 144 7 2 2 3 1 2
2010 25 BOS AL 28 711 629 55 142 23 2 9 8 6 67 120 .226 .303 .312 .615 .263 196 24 5 5 5 1 12
2011 26 BOS AL 14 353 315 34 76 17 1 10 6 3 31 60 .241 .310 .397 .706 .265 125 4 2 1 4 1 5
2012 27 BOS AL 29 802 711 104 187 37 2 25 9 2 64 129 .263 .330 .426 .757 .286 303 27 12 5 9 2 8
2013 28 BOS AL 16 416 376 23 75 15 1 4 6 6 36 96 .199 .270 .277 .546 .255 104 14 1 1 2 0 0
2014 29 BOS AL 28 737 666 108 182 36 4 17 6 5 54 132 .273 .335 .416 .751 .317 277 16 10 3 4 2 6
2015 30 BOS AL 18 469 438 48 114 26 0 6 2 4 23 107 .260 .303 .361 .664 .330 158 13 5 1 2 0 5
2016 31 BOS AL 37 588 520 80 130 22 1 21 3 4 55 93 .250 .324 .417 .742 .265 217 17 5 2 6 1 2
10 Yrs 206 4920 4398 565 1104 207 13 116 49 32 417 899 .251 .320 .383 .703 .289 1685 129 45 20 39 9 46
162 Game Avg. 36 849 759 98 191 36 2 20 8 6 72 155 .251 .320 .383 .703 .289 291 22 8 3 7 2 8
MLB Averages .258 .324 .407 .731 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2007 22 BOS AL 7.0 0.7 89 0.6 1.6 -1.1 .92 0.6 0.0 6.7 0.7 0.92 8.2 0 1 0
2008 23 BOS AL -17.4 -1.6 365 -2.4 6.0 -8.4 1.08 -1.1 -1.1 -18.8 -1.7 1.00 -13.3 0 0 1
2009 24 BOS AL 5.5 0.5 406 0.7 6.8 -6.1 .94 0.3 0.4 6.4 0.6 0.90 7.4 0 0 0
2010 25 BOS AL 34.4 3.7 737 3.0 13.8 -10.8 1.01 2.2 0.8 33.3 3.5 0.94 26.8 0 0 0
2011 26 BOS AL 7.6 0.8 366 0.8 6.9 -6.1 1.10 0.2 0.5 7.1 0.7 0.91 3.3 0 0 0
2012 27 BOS AL -7.1 -0.7 820 0.4 14.3 -13.9 1.01 -0.5 0.9 -4.0 -0.4 0.92 -5.4 0 0 0
2013 28 BOS AL 27.7 3.2 430 2.8 7.3 -4.5 .88 2.6 0.6 30.5 3.5 0.89 27.1 0 0 0
2014 29 BOS AL -23.9 -2.4 759 -3.1 12.3 -15.4 1.02 -1.2 -1.9 -23.1 -2.3 0.96 -11.7 0 0 0
2015 30 BOS AL 10.7 1.1 478 1.6 7.8 -6.2 .89 1.3 0.5 8.9 0.9 0.91 13.1 0 0 0
2016 31 BOS AL -3.4 -0.3 597 -1.0 9.6 -10.6 .92 0.4 -1.5 -3.0 -0.3 0.92 3.7 3 3 8
10 Yrs 41.1 5.1 5047 3.3 86.4 -83.0 .98 4.8 -1.4 44.1 5.3 0.93 59.1 3 4 9

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
2007 22 BOS AL 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 .667 0 0 1 1 2 67% 62.7 93 44 2 0 0 3 6.8 8.1 6.6 91 1 1 1 0 115
2008 23 BOS AL 16 15 2 9 4 1 1 3 12 .200 0 2 1 0 3 20% 41.2 75 18 14 7 1 8 4.5 5.1 5.0 91 2 10 3 0 113
2009 24 BOS AL 16 16 7 4 5 1 2 11 5 .688 1 1 0 0 9 56% 50.2 80 15 8 1 0 5 6.6 6.8 5.8 95 3 6 7 0 109
2010 25 BOS AL 28 28 17 7 4 3 2 19 9 .679 1 0 1 1 19 68% 57.8 78 20 15 5 0 15 4.8 5.1 6.2 100 2 6 20 0 117
2011 26 BOS AL 14 14 6 3 5 3 0 9 5 .643 2 1 0 0 6 43% 52.9 75 26 12 2 0 9 4.4 4.0 5.9 97 1 7 5 1 127
2012 27 BOS AL 29 29 11 8 10 4 1 15 14 .517 5 3 2 1 14 48% 50.2 84 11 20 12 0 17 4.9 4.9 6.5 100 2 9 16 2 125
2013 28 BOS AL 16 16 12 1 3 2 1 14 2 .875 0 3 1 1 13 81% 64.6 85 49 2 0 0 10 5.8 4.8 6.8 102 2 2 12 0 116
2014 29 BOS AL 28 28 8 11 9 2 1 11 17 .393 2 5 2 2 13 46% 47.2 93 16 21 11 0 17 3.9 3.9 6.1 98 4 8 15 1 120
2015 30 BOS AL 18 18 7 7 4 0 3 8 10 .444 0 2 1 0 12 67% 55.7 83 5 10 4 0 10 3.6 3.6 6.3 95 3 4 11 0 110
2016 31 BOS AL 37 21 6 8 7 1 1 9 12 .429 1 4 0 0 9 43% 47.4 74 26 15 7 1 9 4.6 4.0 5.6 90 4 14 3 0 106
10 Yrs 206 188 78 59 51 17 12 101 87 .537 12 21 9 6 100 53% 52 93 5 119 49 2 103 4.7 4.7 6.1 97 24 67 93 4 127
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 104 -16 4.4 4.2 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
2007 22 BOS AL 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .916 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0 52
2008 23 BOS AL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.077 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 21
2016 31 BOS AL 37 16 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0% 8 .922 3 3 8 6 2 8 3 13 4 2 5 2 4.3 22
3 Yrs 57 18 7 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0% .975 3 4 9 6 3 9 3 15 5 2 6 2 4.4 23

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%
2007 22 BOS AL 88 40% 0.0% 25.0% 11.4% 3.4% 21% 0.55 0.88 63% 25% 0.0% 12% 21 3 14%
2008 23 BOS AL 357 50% 3.1% 20.2% 11.5% 7.6% 29% 0.94 1.25 65% 17% 9.7% 8% 92 4 4%
2009 24 BOS AL 399 51% 3.3% 17.0% 9.0% 6.8% 30% 1.15 1.74 70% 17% 10.5% 8% 60 7 12%
2010 25 BOS AL 711 45% 1.3% 16.9% 9.4% 4.8% 24% 1.04 1.50 71% 18% 4.1% 12% 136 24 18%
2011 26 BOS AL 353 50% 2.8% 17.0% 8.8% 7.9% 37% 1.02 1.26 71% 13% 9.1% 13% 59 4 7%
2012 27 BOS AL 802 47% 3.1% 16.1% 8.0% 8.0% 34% 0.94 1.36 71% 18% 9.3% 11% 150 27 18%
2013 28 BOS AL 416 44% 1.0% 23.1% 8.7% 4.8% 27% 0.92 1.37 67% 21% 3.1% 11% 79 14 18%
2014 29 BOS AL 737 43% 2.3% 17.9% 7.3% 7.7% 31% 0.88 1.13 71% 24% 6.7% 10% 159 16 10%
2015 30 BOS AL 469 47% 1.3% 22.8% 4.9% 6.8% 28% 0.94 1.39 70% 25% 3.9% 11% 80 13 16%
2016 31 BOS AL 588 50% 3.6% 15.8% 9.4% 7.5% 34% 0.72 0.93 70% 18% 10.2% 18% 124 17 14%
10 Yrs 4920 47% 2.4% 18.3% 8.5% 6.8% 30% 0.93 1.28 70% 19% 7.2% 12% 960 129 13%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 19.1% 8.2% 7.7% 33% 0.81 1.09 68% 21% 7.7% 13% 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
2007 22 BOS AL 88 326 3.70 206 63.2% 28.6% 20.4% 24.3% 26.7% 71.4% 0.0% 45.1% 71.4% 63.6% 8.0% 7 5 25.0% 22 16 0 4 18 18.2% 5 2 0 0 0
2008 23 BOS AL 357 1381 3.87 858 62.2% 32.3% 16.6% 23.0% 28.2% 67.7% 0.2% 42.1% 75.6% 59.7% 5.0% 18 11 24.4% 87 59 5 17 55 23.6% 16 7 0 0 0
2009 24 BOS AL 399 1521 3.81 936 61.7% 27.7% 17.5% 23.5% 31.3% 72.3% 0.7% 44.6% 75.8% 61.4% 5.3% 21 13 20.3% 81 42 3 19 49 27.9% 10 7 0 0 0
2010 25 BOS AL 715 2810 3.93 1737 61.9% 25.8% 15.9% 28.4% 29.9% 74.2% 0.2% 45.9% 78.6% 58.5% 4.3% 31 24 23.8% 170 81 8 33 87 27.5% 13 6 0 0 0
2011 26 BOS AL 353 1355 3.84 831 61.5% 27.9% 14.9% 25.9% 31.3% 72.1% 0.8% 44.3% 79.3% 55.8% 4.5% 16 8 19.8% 70 35 3 15 45 25.0% 10 7 0 0 0
2012 27 BOS AL 802 2900 3.62 1864 64.4% 27.5% 13.8% 26.7% 32.0% 72.5% 0.6% 46.7% 80.8% 62.7% 5.0% 40 31 23.6% 189 117 16 47 81 36.4% 26 8 0 0 1
2013 28 BOS AL 418 1629 3.90 1044 64.1% 32.1% 15.9% 24.9% 27.1% 67.9% 0.0% 43.5% 76.6% 59.6% 4.5% 19 15 23.4% 98 56 5 45 51 46.9% 17 4 0 0 0
2014 29 BOS AL 739 2741 3.71 1739 63.5% 29.2% 14.5% 25.2% 31.1% 70.8% 0.4% 45.0% 79.5% 60.5% 4.1% 30 17 25.0% 185 95 5 58 74 43.9% 17 11 0 0 0
2015 30 BOS AL 469 1714 3.65 1151 67.2% 25.9% 17.1% 28.0% 29.0% 74.1% 0.0% 49.8% 76.9% 64.8% 1.9% 9 8 29.9% 140 86 7 29 78 27.1% 26 1 0 0 0
2016 31 BOS AL 589 2226 3.78 1406 63.2% 27.7% 15.9% 25.5% 30.9% 72.3% 0.1% 45.7% 78.0% 62.5% 5.4% 32 22 29.7% 175 93 7 26 67 28.0% 15 9 0 0 0
10 Yrs 4929 18603 3.77 11772 63.4% 28.2% 15.7% 25.9% 30.2% 71.8% 0.3% 45.5% 78.2% 60.9% 4.5% 223 154 24.7% 1217 680 59 293 605 32.6% 155 62 0 0 1
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.4% 15.6% 27.2% 29.7% 72.6% 1.5% 46.1% 78.4% 59.4% 4.8% 23.5% 24.3%

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
2007 22 BOS AL 88 14 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 67% 1 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2008 23 BOS AL 357 93 12 2 11 0 13 3 8 1 10 28 15 3 54% 5 2 0 141 3 2 60% 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
2009 24 BOS AL 399 91 11 1 13 0 4 9 4 9 4 14 9 2 64% 2 1 0 142 6 0 100% 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010 25 BOS AL 711 142 22 3 9 0 14 2 7 1 8 37 19 5 51% 12 7 1 246 8 6 57% 6 5 2 0 0 1 3 2 18 0
2011 26 BOS AL 353 76 6 1 10 0 4 5 5 1 9 23 11 3 48% 5 3 0 119 6 3 67% 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 12 0
2012 27 BOS AL 802 187 21 4 25 0 13 13 12 14 11 42 27 5 64% 8 2 0 281 9 2 82% 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
2013 28 BOS AL 416 75 7 0 4 0 5 1 3 0 4 13 8 3 62% 0 1 0 150 6 6 50% 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014 29 BOS AL 737 182 19 2 17 0 12 8 9 8 9 44 27 8 61% 6 8 3 277 6 5 55% 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 21 0
2015 30 BOS AL 469 114 14 1 6 0 15 2 4 3 3 25 15 5 60% 5 3 0 153 2 4 33% 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2016 31 BOS AL 588 130 15 2 21 3 11 15 6 14 7 30 17 3 57% 2 1 2 208 3 4 43% 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
10 Yrs 4920 1104 130 17 116 3 92 58 58 51 65 262 152 37 58% 46 28 6 1747 49 32 60% 42 30 7 1 0 1 7 3 105 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

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+
2007 22 3 1 .750 1.59 4 3 0 1 1 0 22.2 14 6 4 0 10 0 22 1 0 0 88 303 1.059 5.6 0.0 4.0 8.7 2.20 303
2008 23 5 10 .333 5.56 20 18 0 2 1 0 98.2 107 69 61 11 51 1 94 3 1 2 445 84 1.601 9.8 1.0 4.7 8.6 1.84 84
2009 24 12 14 .462 4.91 36 34 0 2 1 0 190.2 198 113 104 24 87 2 162 5 1 3 844 95 1.495 9.3 1.1 4.1 7.6 1.86 95
2010 25 29 21 .580 3.68 64 62 0 3 2 0 364.1 340 168 149 33 154 3 282 10 2 10 1555 123 1.356 8.4 0.8 3.8 7.0 1.83 123
2011 26 35 24 .593 3.64 78 76 0 3 2 0 447.0 416 202 181 43 185 4 342 12 2 13 1908 123 1.345 8.4 0.9 3.7 6.9 1.85 123
2012 27 46 32 .590 3.92 107 105 0 5 3 0 636.1 603 306 277 68 249 6 471 24 4 15 2710 112 1.339 8.5 1.0 3.5 6.7 1.89 112
2013 28 58 33 .637 3.60 123 121 0 6 4 0 744.2 678 329 298 72 285 6 567 25 4 16 3126 121 1.293 8.2 0.9 3.4 6.9 1.99 121
2014 29 66 44 .600 3.92 151 149 0 8 6 0 915.0 860 437 399 89 339 8 699 35 4 24 3863 109 1.310 8.5 0.9 3.3 6.9 2.06 109
2015 30 73 51 .589 3.85 169 167 0 9 6 0 1028.1 974 485 440 95 362 8 806 40 4 27 4332 111 1.299 8.5 0.8 3.2 7.1 2.23 111
2016 31 81 61 .570 3.96 206 188 7 9 6 0 1167.2 1104 565 514 116 417 9 899 45 4 28 4920 109 1.303 8.5 0.9 3.2 6.9 2.16 109

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
2007 22 2 1 .667 1.57 23.0 13 5 4 0 9 22 1 0.957 5.1 3.5 8.6 2.44 0.0 4
2008 23 3 5 .375 5.57 76.0 84 52 47 10 37 72 2 1.592 9.9 4.4 8.5 1.95 1.2 16
2009 24 5 5 .500 3.23 92.0 83 37 33 12 33 68 2 1.261 8.1 3.2 6.7 2.06 1.2 16
2010 25 12 7 .632 2.33 174.0 137 50 45 9 65 120 5 1.161 7.1 3.4 6.2 1.85 0.5 28
2011 26 5 4 .556 3.04 83.0 73 31 28 10 30 60 2 1.241 7.9 3.3 6.5 2.00 1.1 14
2012 27 10 11 .476 4.14 189.0 183 97 87 24 63 129 12 1.302 8.7 3.0 6.1 2.05 1.1 29
2013 28 9 3 .750 1.67 108.0 75 22 20 4 36 96 1 1.028 6.3 3.0 8.0 2.67 0.3 16
2014 29 8 11 .421 5.03 170.0 183 106 95 17 54 132 10 1.394 9.7 2.9 7.0 2.44 0.9 28
2015 30 7 6 .538 3.11 113.0 109 43 39 6 22 107 5 1.159 8.7 1.8 8.5 4.86 0.5 18
2016 31 7 8 .467 4.08 139.0 122 70 63 20 52 93 5 1.252 7.9 3.4 6.0 1.79 1.3 37
10 Yrs 68 61 .527 3.56 1167.0 1062 513 461 112 401 899 45 1.254 8.2 6.9 2.24 0.9 206



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 AL (6, 10%)
0.10 Career Shares (209th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2010 August AL Pitcher of the Month
2013 April AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2007 Sep 2nd AL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2010 AL  5.6 (2nd)
Active  15.8 (49th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2010 AL  2.33 (2nd)
Active  3.96 (31st)

Wins s c a p y
2010 AL  17 (7th)
Active  81 (44th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2010 AL  .708 (4th)
Active  .570 (26th)
Career  .570 (235th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
Active  1.303 (34th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2010 AL  7.359 (6th)
Active  8.509 (26th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  6.929 (49th)
Career  6.929 (146th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2012 AL  2 (10th)
2014 AL  2 (6th)
Active  9 (31st)

Shutouts s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)
2010 AL  1 (3rd)
2012 AL  1 (7th)
2013 AL  1 (9th)
2014 AL  2 (2nd)
Active  6 (17th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  64 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
Career  2.156 (243rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2010 AL  0.466 (3rd)
Active  0.894 (23rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  96 (9th)
2014 AL  101 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 AL  12 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2010 AL  187 (1st)
Active  109 (23rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Active  4.04 (38th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2010 AL  34 (2nd)
2013 AL  28 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2010 AL  3.7 (2nd)
2013 AL  3.2 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2010 AL  33.34 (2nd)
2013 AL  30.53 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2010 AL  3.0 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2010 AL  2.2 (8th)
2013 AL  2.6 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2010 AL  3.5 (2nd)
2013 AL  3.5 (3rd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 22 (1048), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 13 (843), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (725), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (599th), 15.9 career WAR/18.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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