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Les Cain

Leslie Cain

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

Born: January 13, 1948 in San Luis Obispo, CA
High School: El Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 28, 1968 (Age 20.106)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1968-1972

Final Game: May 28, 1972 (Age 24.136)
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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
1968 20 DET AL 1 0 1.000 3.00 8 4 1 0 0 0 24.0 25 9 8 1 20 1 13 0 0 2 114 102 4.34 1.875 9.4 0.4 7.5 4.9 0.65
1970 22 DET AL 12 7 .632 3.84 29 29 0 5 0 0 180.2 167 92 77 15 98 1 156 7 1 9 793 98 3.73 1.467 8.3 0.7 4.9 7.8 1.59
1971 23 DET AL 10 9 .526 4.35 26 26 0 3 1 0 144.2 121 77 70 14 91 1 118 6 1 6 635 83 4.09 1.465 7.5 0.9 5.7 7.3 1.30
1972 24 DET AL 0 3 .000 3.80 5 5 0 0 0 0 23.2 18 12 10 2 16 0 16 0 0 0 103 85 4.17 1.437 6.8 0.8 6.1 6.1 1.00
4 Yrs 23 19 .548 3.98 68 64 1 8 1 0 373.0 331 190 165 32 225 3 303 13 2 17 1645 91 3.94 1.491 8.0 0.8 5.4 7.3 1.35
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .548 3.98 35 33 1 4 1 0 192 171 98 85 16 116 2 156 7 1 9 847 91 3.94 1.491 8.0 0.8 5.4 7.3 1.35
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
1968 20 DET AL 24.0 8 4 9 3.38 3.32 0.44 -0.01 99.3 2.86 -1 -0.1 .5 -0.0 0.1 0 .482 .499
1970 22 DET AL 180.2 29 29 92 4.58 4.16 -0.32 0.07 100.7 4.58 1 0.2 -0.1 1.8 16 .505 .501
1971 23 DET AL 144.2 26 26 77 4.79 3.79 -0.04 0.06 106.1 4.12 -11 -1.2 -0.1 0.1 1 .454 .493
1972 24 DET AL 23.2 5 5 12 4.56 3.24 0.05 0.05 103.4 3.35 -3 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .428 .498
4 Seasons 373.0 68 64 190 4.58 3.90 -0.14 0.06 102.9 4.22 -14 -1.5 .5 -0.2 1.8 16 .477 .497

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
1968 20 DET AL 8 114 93 9 25 2 1 1 0 1 20 13 .269 .398 .344 .742 .304 32 3 0 1 0 1 3
1970 22 DET AL 29 793 675 92 167 28 3 15 11 5 98 156 .247 .346 .364 .711 .298 246 19 7 7 6 1 11
1971 23 DET AL 26 635 530 77 121 21 3 14 8 2 91 118 .228 .346 .358 .705 .267 190 18 6 5 3 1 6
1972 24 DET AL 5 103 86 12 18 4 1 2 2 1 16 16 .209 .330 .349 .679 .232 30 2 0 0 1 0 2
4 Yrs 68 1645 1384 190 331 55 8 32 21 9 225 303 .239 .349 .360 .708 .282 498 42 13 13 10 3 22
162 Game Avg. 35 847 713 98 171 28 4 16 11 5 116 156 .239 .349 .360 .708 .282 257 22 7 7 5 2 11
MLB Averages .247 .315 .364 .679 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1968 20 DET AL 0.3 0.0 116 0.0 2.0 -2.0 1.07 -0.4 0.4 0.3 0.0 1.15 -3.4 1 0 3
1970 22 DET AL -3.8 -0.4 823 -0.5 15.8 -16.2 1.16 -0.8 0.4 -4.5 -0.5 1.01 -7.6 0 0 0
1971 23 DET AL -10.8 -1.1 653 -0.9 12.0 -12.9 1.15 -0.4 -0.4 -8.8 -0.9 0.99 -5.7 0 0 0
1972 24 DET AL -1.8 -0.2 106 -0.3 1.8 -2.1 1.12 -0.4 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.99 -4.2 0 0 0
4 Yrs -16.0 -1.7 1698 -1.6 31.6 -33.2 1.14 -2.0 0.6 -13.8 -1.4 1.01 -21.0 1 0 3

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
1968 20 DET AL 8 4 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 1.000 0 1 0 0 2 50% 48.0 64 25 7 1 2 2 5.0 5.8 4.1
1970 22 DET AL 29 29 12 7 10 3 4 17 12 .586 3 2 5 0 16 55% 52.3 82 28 30 15 14 6 5.0 5.3 6.2
1971 23 DET AL 26 26 10 9 7 2 4 15 11 .577 2 4 3 1 13 50% 50.9 83 22 25 10 17 6 4.8 4.1 5.6
1972 24 DET AL 5 5 0 3 2 0 3 2 3 .400 1 0 0 0 3 60% 51.0 56 45 6 4 2 2 2.7 2.3 4.7
4 Yrs 68 64 23 19 22 5 11 38 26 .594 6 7 8 1 34 53% 51 83 22 68 30 35 16 4.7 4.6 5.7
MLB Averages .500 57% 54 109 -3 3.9 3.8 6.6

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
1968 20 DET AL 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 6 1.070 1 0 3 0 0 4 1 3 3 0 3 0 5.8
1 Yr 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1.070 1 0 3 0 0 4 1 3 3 0 3 0 5.8

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%
1968 20 DET AL 114 20% 0.9% 11.4% 17.5% 3.5% 16% 0.73 69% 32 3 9%
1970 22 DET AL 793 15% 1.9% 19.7% 12.4% 5.8% 28% 1.20 64% 186 19 10%
1971 23 DET AL 635 18% 2.2% 18.6% 14.3% 6.0% 31% 1.05 63% 141 18 13%
1972 24 DET AL 103 19% 1.9% 15.5% 15.5% 6.8% 39% 0.89 67% 20 2 10%
4 Yrs 1645 17% 2.0% 18.4% 13.7% 5.8% 29% 1.08 64% 379 42 11%
MLB Averages 47% 2.0% 15.0% 8.6% 5.9% 27% 1.11 73% 11%

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
1968 20 DET AL 114 25 1 0 8 1 0 0 1 9 1 4 11% 3 2 0 49 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1970 22 DET AL 793 167 15 1 22 12 3 10 5 43 15 8 35% 11 9 3 333 11 5 69% 9 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 23 0
1971 23 DET AL 635 121 14 1 17 14 0 8 6 28 16 4 57% 6 6 2 258 8 2 80% 8 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 13 0
1972 24 DET AL 103 18 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 3 0 75% 2 0 0 38 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Yrs 1645 331 32 2 47 29 3 19 13 84 35 16 42% 22 17 5 678 21 9 70% 19 7 2 1 0 1 2 1 40 0
MLB Averages 49% 63%

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+
1968 20 1 0 1.000 3.00 8 4 1 0 0 0 24.0 25 9 8 1 20 1 13 0 0 2 114 102 1.875 9.4 0.4 7.5 4.9 0.65 102
1969 21 1 0 1.000 3.00 8 4 1 0 0 0 24.0 25 9 8 1 20 1 13 0 0 2 114 102 1.875 9.4 0.4 7.5 4.9 0.65 102
1970 22 13 7 .650 3.74 37 33 1 5 0 0 204.2 192 101 85 16 118 2 169 7 1 11 907 99 1.515 8.4 0.7 5.2 7.4 1.43 99
1971 23 23 16 .590 3.99 63 59 1 8 1 0 349.1 313 178 155 30 209 3 287 13 2 17 1542 92 1.494 8.1 0.8 5.4 7.4 1.37 92
1972 24 23 19 .548 3.98 68 64 1 8 1 0 373.0 331 190 165 32 225 3 303 13 2 17 1645 91 1.491 8.0 0.8 5.4 7.3 1.35 91

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
1968 20 1 2 .333 4.13 24.0 30 12 11 1 24 13 0 2.250 11.3 9.0 4.9 0.54 0.4 8
1970 22 9 11 .450 4.28 181.0 174 96 86 16 102 156 7 1.525 8.7 5.1 7.8 1.53 0.8 29
1971 23 7 9 .438 4.68 146.0 131 85 76 15 99 119 6 1.575 8.1 6.1 7.3 1.20 0.9 26
1972 24 1 2 .333 5.04 25.0 21 15 14 2 19 17 0 1.600 7.6 6.8 6.1 0.89 0.7 5
4 Yrs 18 24 .429 4.48 376.0 356 208 187 34 244 305 13 1.596 8.5 7.3 1.25 0.8 68



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1970 AL  .632 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  7.771 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  98 (7th)
1971 AL  91 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  0.747 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  7 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1968 AL  born 1948-01-13 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2177), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1557th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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