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Matt Cain

Matthew Thomas Cain (The Horse)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: October 1, 1984 in Dothan, AL
High School: Houston HS (Germantown, TN)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 26, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 29, 2005 (Age 20.332, 16,357th in MLB history)   vs. COL 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 2 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Team: Giants 2005-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 8 yrs/$139.75M (10-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 9.038, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: CAA Sports [*]
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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
2005 20 SFG NL 2 1 .667 2.33 7 7 0 1 0 0 46.1 24 12 12 4 19 1 30 0 0 1 181 185 4.08 0.928 4.7 0.8 3.7 5.8 1.58
2006 21 SFG NL 13 12 .520 4.15 32 31 1 1 1 0 190.2 157 93 88 18 87 1 179 6 2 9 818 108 3.96 1.280 7.4 0.8 4.1 8.4 2.06 RoY-5
2007 22 SFG NL 7 16 .304 3.65 32 32 0 1 0 0 200.0 173 84 81 14 79 3 163 5 0 12 832 123 3.78 1.260 7.8 0.6 3.6 7.3 2.06
2008 23 SFG NL 8 14 .364 3.76 34 34 0 1 1 0 217.2 206 95 91 19 91 9 186 7 2 7 933 117 3.91 1.364 8.5 0.8 3.8 7.7 2.04
2009 ★ 24 SFG NL 14 8 .636 2.89 33 33 0 4 0 0 217.2 184 73 70 22 73 6 171 3 0 9 886 147 3.89 1.181 7.6 0.9 3.0 7.1 2.34 AS
2010 25 SFG NL 13 11 .542 3.14 33 33 0 4 2 0 223.1 181 84 78 22 61 4 177 4 0 8 896 124 3.65 1.084 7.3 0.9 2.5 7.1 2.90 CYA-12
2011 ★ 26 SFG NL 12 11 .522 2.88 33 33 0 1 0 0 221.2 177 82 71 9 63 5 179 9 0 4 907 121 2.91 1.083 7.2 0.4 2.6 7.3 2.84 AS,CYA-8
2012 ★ 27 SFG NL 16 5 .762 2.79 32 32 0 2 2 0 219.1 177 73 68 21 51 1 193 9 0 8 876 126 3.40 1.040 7.3 0.9 2.1 7.9 3.78 AS,CYA-6
2013 28 SFG NL 8 10 .444 4.00 30 30 0 0 0 0 184.1 158 85 82 23 55 3 158 5 0 1 760 86 3.93 1.156 7.7 1.1 2.7 7.7 2.87
2014 29 SFG NL 2 7 .222 4.18 15 15 0 0 0 0 90.1 81 47 42 13 32 2 70 2 0 2 374 83 4.58 1.251 8.1 1.3 3.2 7.0 2.19
2015 30 SFG NL 2 4 .333 6.15 10 10 0 0 0 0 52.2 66 36 36 11 17 0 38 4 0 1 238 60 5.59 1.576 11.3 1.9 2.9 6.5 2.24
11 Yrs 97 99 .495 3.47 291 290 1 15 6 0 1864.0 1584 764 719 176 628 35 1544 54 4 62 7701 114 3.77 1.187 7.6 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.46
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .495 3.47 34 34 0 2 1 0 218 185 89 84 21 74 4 181 6 0 7 901 114 3.77 1.187 7.6 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.46
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
2005 20 SFG NL 46.1 7 7 12 2.33 4.26 -0.15 0.16 104.8 4.78 13 1.5 -0.0 1.8 17 .708 .509
2006 21 SFG NL 190.2 32 31 93 4.39 4.82 0.19 0.18 99.8 4.81 9 0.9 .0 -0.1 2.5 26 .530 .506 $328,000 RoY-5
2007 22 SFG NL 200.0 32 32 84 3.78 4.84 0.07 0.20 101.3 5.03 29 3.0 -0.1 4.6 46 .595 .519 $650,000
2008 23 SFG NL 217.2 34 34 95 3.93 4.57 -0.12 0.18 102.4 5.00 27 2.9 -0.1 4.6 45 .586 .518 $950,000
2009 ★ 24 SFG NL 217.2 33 33 73 3.02 4.47 0.06 0.17 102.4 4.70 40 4.6 -0.2 6.3 59 .638 .528 $2,900,000 AS
2010 25 SFG NL 223.1 33 33 84 3.39 4.37 0.19 0.17 101.3 4.41 25 2.8 -0.2 4.5 44 .584 .517 $4,583,333 CYA-12
2011 ★ 26 SFG NL 221.2 33 33 82 3.33 4.17 0.02 0.16 94.6 4.07 17 1.9 -0.1 3.7 36 .558 .512 $7,333,333 AS,CYA-8
2012 ★ 27 SFG NL 219.1 32 32 73 3.00 4.22 -0.05 0.16 87.1 3.85 19 2.2 -0.1 3.9 39 .567 .513 $15,000,000 AS,CYA-6
2013 28 SFG NL 184.1 30 30 85 4.15 3.92 0.02 0.15 90.8 3.67 -9 -1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .467 .494 $20,000,000
2014 29 SFG NL 90.1 15 15 47 4.68 4.06 -0.04 0.15 95.1 4.05 -6 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 1 .458 .496 $20,000,000
2015 30 SFG NL 52.2 10 10 36 6.15 4.06 0.20 0.16 94.4 3.80 -13 -1.3 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .370 .492 $21,000,000
11 Seasons 1864.0 291 290 764 3.69 4.39 0.04 0.17 97.5 4.42 150 16.8 .0 -1.2 31.5 307 .558 .512 $92,744,666

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
2010 25 SFG NL NLDS W ATL 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 1 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 28 1.350 9.5 0.0 2.7 8.1 3.00
2010 25 SFG NL NLCS W PHI 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 2 0 0 28 0.714 2.6 0.0 3.9 6.4 1.67
2010 ❍ 25 SFG NL WS W TEX 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 29 0.783 4.7 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.00
2012 27 SFG NL NLDS W CIN 1 1 .500 5.06 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 11 6 6 3 3 0 9 2 0 0 46 1.313 9.3 2.5 2.5 7.6 3.00
2012 27 SFG NL NLCS W STL 1 1 .500 2.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.1 11 3 3 1 2 1 6 2 0 0 51 1.054 8.0 0.7 1.5 4.4 3.00
2012 ❍ 27 SFG NL WS W DET 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 3 3 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 28 1.000 6.4 2.6 2.6 6.4 2.50
2 Yrs (6 Series) 4 2 .667 2.10 8 8 0 0 0 0 51.1 40 13 12 6 14 2 33 6 0 1 210 1.052 7.0 1.1 2.5 5.8 2.36
2 NLDS 1 1 .500 3.12 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.1 18 7 6 3 5 0 15 2 0 0 74 1.327 9.3 1.6 2.6 7.8 3.00
2 NLCS 2 1 .667 1.40 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.1 13 3 3 1 5 1 11 4 0 0 79 0.931 6.1 0.5 2.3 5.1 2.20
2 WS 1 0 1.000 1.84 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.2 9 3 3 2 4 1 7 0 0 1 57 0.886 5.5 1.2 2.5 4.3 1.75

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
2009 SFG NL 24
2011 SFG NL 26
2012 SFG NL 27 1 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5

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
2005 20 SFG NL 7 181 159 12 24 0 1 4 1 1 19 30 .151 .240 .239 .479 .159 38 2 0 2 1 1 1
2006 21 SFG NL 32 818 708 93 157 38 7 18 15 3 87 179 .222 .310 .371 .681 .269 263 6 6 11 6 1 5
2007 22 SFG NL 32 832 735 84 173 40 7 14 8 5 79 163 .235 .312 .366 .678 .282 269 16 5 8 5 3 3
2008 23 SFG NL 34 933 821 95 206 49 8 19 13 10 91 186 .251 .328 .400 .728 .300 328 10 7 7 7 9 7
2009 24 SFG NL 33 886 793 73 184 36 5 22 11 9 73 171 .232 .297 .373 .670 .267 296 14 3 10 6 6 5
2010 25 SFG NL 33 896 818 84 181 39 8 22 19 10 61 177 .221 .276 .369 .646 .254 302 10 4 6 7 4 5
2011 26 SFG NL 33 907 816 82 177 46 5 9 18 5 63 179 .217 .279 .319 .597 .265 260 7 9 11 6 5 8
2012 27 SFG NL 32 876 796 73 177 41 3 21 18 9 51 193 .222 .274 .361 .635 .264 287 14 9 11 9 1 9
2013 28 SFG NL 30 760 692 85 158 32 5 23 17 4 55 158 .228 .289 .389 .678 .263 269 9 5 6 2 3 6
2014 29 SFG NL 15 374 335 47 81 17 1 13 8 5 32 70 .242 .310 .415 .725 .268 139 9 2 3 2 2 3
2015 30 SFG NL 10 238 212 36 66 17 3 11 4 1 17 38 .311 .367 .575 .943 .329 122 6 4 1 4 0 2
11 Yrs 291 7701 6885 764 1584 355 53 176 132 62 628 1544 .230 .297 .374 .671 .270 2573 103 54 76 55 35 54
162 Game Avg. 34 901 806 89 185 42 6 21 15 7 74 181 .230 .297 .374 .671 .270 301 12 6 9 6 4 6
MLB Averages .260 .326 .409 .735 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2005 20 SFG NL 10.5 1.1 184 1.6 3.9 -2.3 1.17 1.4 -0.1 12.7 1.4 0.86 15.6 0 0 0
2006 21 SFG NL 8.6 0.8 848 0.8 14.2 -13.4 .99 1.3 -0.5 12.9 1.3 0.92 16.0 0 0 1
2007 22 SFG NL 20.2 2.0 857 2.3 15.2 -12.9 .98 2.6 -0.2 26.0 2.6 0.91 29.7 0 0 0
2008 23 SFG NL 16.5 1.7 965 1.5 18.3 -16.8 1.07 1.0 0.4 14.4 1.4 0.93 11.3 0 0 0
2009 24 SFG NL 33.6 3.6 915 3.5 16.4 -12.9 .97 2.5 1.1 37.8 4.0 0.90 30.7 0 0 0
2010 25 SFG NL 20.2 2.1 930 3.0 15.5 -12.5 .92 2.9 0.4 26.7 2.9 0.88 31.4 0 0 0
2011 26 SFG NL 14.0 1.5 939 1.5 16.5 -15.0 1.06 3.2 -1.8 19.4 2.2 0.94 31.7 0 0 0
2012 27 SFG NL 20.6 2.2 907 1.8 16.1 -14.4 1.02 2.0 -0.2 21.7 2.5 0.92 20.4 0 0 0
2013 28 SFG NL -13.4 -1.4 783 -0.3 12.8 -13.2 .97 0.6 -1.0 -4.0 -0.4 0.94 6.7 0 0 0
2014 29 SFG NL -7.8 -0.8 390 -1.0 6.1 -7.1 .98 -0.8 -0.2 -9.8 -1.0 0.92 -8.3 0 0 0
2015 30 SFG NL -13.6 -1.3 245 -1.2 3.5 -4.7 .89 -1.4 -0.0 -11.3 -1.1 0.94 -12.5 0 0 0
11 Yrs 109.4 11.5 7963 13.4 138.5 -125.1 1.00 15.3 -1.9 146.6 15.7 0.92 172.6 0 0 1

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
2005 20 SFG NL 7 7 2 1 4 0 0 4 3 .571 2 2 1 0 6 86% 62.9 86 50 1 1 0 3 3.3 2.7 6.6 102 0 1 6 0 107
2006 21 SFG NL 32 31 13 12 6 4 2 16 15 .516 4 3 1 1 14 45% 53.3 87 19 18 9 0 16 4.7 4.7 6.1 106 0 11 16 4 131
2007 22 SFG NL 32 32 7 16 9 1 8 9 23 .281 5 4 1 0 22 69% 54.7 77 13 18 10 0 14 3.2 3.3 6.3 105 2 8 20 2 123
2008 23 SFG NL 34 34 8 14 12 1 6 14 20 .412 3 5 1 1 21 62% 53.5 85 10 23 4 0 13 3.1 3.0 6.4 106 0 10 22 2 126
2009 24 SFG NL 33 33 14 8 11 2 0 21 12 .636 3 4 4 0 20 61% 58.3 84 16 8 3 0 16 4.3 3.9 6.6 102 2 4 27 0 119
2010 25 SFG NL 33 33 13 11 9 0 4 19 14 .576 3 4 4 2 25 76% 58.4 94 12 12 6 0 16 4.1 3.6 6.8 106 1 11 16 5 125
2011 26 SFG NL 33 33 12 11 10 2 6 18 15 .545 3 5 1 0 26 79% 58.9 83 26 13 6 0 13 3.4 3.6 6.7 106 0 6 27 0 118
2012 27 SFG NL 32 32 16 5 11 4 2 21 11 .656 4 5 2 2 21 66% 60.6 101 38 15 1 0 16 4.7 5.1 6.9 105 1 7 23 1 125
2013 28 SFG NL 30 30 8 10 12 3 5 11 19 .367 4 7 0 0 20 67% 54.7 76 10 12 6 0 18 3.4 3.2 6.1 97 4 7 19 0 115
2014 29 SFG NL 15 15 2 7 6 1 3 5 10 .333 3 1 0 0 6 40% 51.9 73 19 10 3 0 9 3.2 2.8 6.0 96 1 6 8 0 116
2015 30 SFG NL 10 10 2 4 4 0 0 4 6 .400 2 1 0 0 3 30% 42.7 73 27 5 3 0 6 5.0 4.3 5.3 87 1 8 1 0 101
11 Yrs 291 290 97 99 94 18 36 142 148 .490 36 41 15 6 184 63% 56 101 10 135 52 0 140 3.8 3.7 6.4 103 12 79 185 14 131
MLB Averages .500 51% 50 102 -16 4.5 4.5 5.9 95

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
2006 21 SFG NL 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .987 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 20
1 Yr 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 20

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%
2005 20 SFG NL 181 52% 2.2% 16.6% 10.5% 2.8% 21% 0.39 0.47 70% 18% 5.1% 15% 28 2 7%
2006 21 SFG NL 818 46% 2.2% 21.9% 10.6% 7.7% 40% 0.58 0.73 63% 16% 6.4% 16% 124 6 5%
2007 22 SFG NL 832 53% 1.7% 19.6% 9.5% 7.3% 35% 0.66 0.84 68% 16% 4.7% 13% 139 16 12%
2008 23 SFG NL 933 52% 2.0% 19.9% 9.8% 8.2% 37% 0.50 0.65 67% 21% 5.2% 13% 162 10 6%
2009 24 SFG NL 886 49% 2.5% 19.3% 8.2% 7.1% 34% 0.66 0.88 68% 17% 6.7% 13% 151 14 9%
2010 25 SFG NL 896 50% 2.5% 19.8% 6.8% 7.7% 38% 0.57 0.70 70% 17% 6.6% 18% 136 10 7%
2011 26 SFG NL 907 49% 1.0% 19.7% 7.0% 6.6% 34% 0.74 0.87 70% 16% 2.9% 16% 125 7 6%
2012 27 SFG NL 876 52% 2.4% 22.0% 5.8% 7.4% 37% 0.62 0.80 67% 19% 6.7% 15% 140 14 10%
2013 28 SFG NL 760 55% 3.0% 20.8% 7.2% 7.9% 38% 0.61 0.81 68% 25% 8.2% 14% 118 9 8%
2014 29 SFG NL 374 51% 3.5% 18.7% 8.6% 8.3% 38% 0.82 1.06 68% 22% 10.5% 16% 60 9 15%
2015 30 SFG NL 238 53% 4.6% 16.0% 7.1% 13.0% 47% 0.61 1.13 70% 32% 11.5% 12% 41 6 15%
11 Yrs 7701 51% 2.3% 20.1% 8.2% 7.6% 37% 0.62 0.79 68% 19% 6.3% 15% 1224 103 8%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 18.4% 8.2% 7.7% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 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
2005 20 SFG NL 182 716 3.93 452 63.5% 24.6% 11.9% 34.3% 29.2% 75.4% 1.5% 47.9% 84.2% 51.1% 7.1% 13 9 26.9% 49 32 3 10 20 33.3% 5 3 0 0 0
2006 21 SFG NL 819 3305 4.04 2056 62.3% 27.2% 14.9% 31.3% 26.6% 72.8% 0.3% 45.3% 79.5% 56.2% 5.7% 47 26 23.9% 196 129 10 48 131 26.8% 29 20 0 0 0
2007 22 SFG NL 833 3348 4.02 2114 63.3% 25.0% 14.1% 33.3% 27.7% 75.0% 0.7% 47.5% 81.2% 56.8% 4.8% 40 23 27.0% 225 115 15 48 113 29.4% 24 14 0 0 0
2008 23 SFG NL 937 3606 3.85 2326 65.0% 25.8% 15.8% 30.5% 27.9% 74.2% 2.0% 48.2% 78.7% 58.3% 6.1% 57 34 26.3% 246 149 10 42 144 22.6% 34 15 0 0 0
2009 24 SFG NL 890 3362 3.78 2220 66.5% 27.3% 15.4% 28.6% 28.8% 72.7% 2.1% 48.4% 78.8% 60.9% 4.0% 36 17 26.7% 238 155 13 40 131 23.4% 44 13 0 0 0
2010 25 SFG NL 898 3501 3.90 2271 65.1% 25.5% 15.3% 30.4% 28.8% 74.5% 1.0% 48.5% 79.4% 59.1% 4.5% 40 28 29.6% 266 147 11 39 136 22.0% 21 9 0 0 0
2011 26 SFG NL 910 3488 3.83 2250 64.8% 26.7% 16.4% 27.8% 29.1% 73.2% 1.4% 47.5% 77.6% 60.8% 3.3% 30 13 23.2% 211 100 10 26 153 14.5% 25 12 0 0 1
2012 27 SFG NL 878 3345 3.81 2186 65.4% 26.6% 16.4% 28.5% 28.5% 73.4% 0.3% 48.0% 77.7% 62.3% 3.1% 27 16 23.9% 210 83 7 55 138 28.5% 21 10 0 0 0
2013 28 SFG NL 763 2922 3.83 1876 64.4% 26.4% 14.9% 29.7% 28.9% 73.6% 0.7% 47.3% 79.7% 63.0% 4.6% 35 19 25.3% 193 84 3 47 108 29.7% 18 13 0 0 0
2014 29 SFG NL 376 1440 3.83 906 63.1% 27.7% 15.1% 27.4% 29.8% 72.3% 0.9% 45.6% 79.1% 62.2% 4.0% 15 9 21.5% 81 35 2 25 45 35.7% 6 4 0 0 0
2015 30 SFG NL 238 872 3.66 559 64.1% 27.4% 14.5% 26.1% 32.0% 72.6% 0.0% 46.6% 80.0% 60.9% 2.9% 7 4 26.9% 64 36 5 8 30 21.1% 8 2 0 0 0
11 Yrs 7724 29905 3.87 19216 64.5% 26.4% 15.3% 29.9% 28.5% 73.6% 1.0% 47.5% 79.2% 59.6% 4.5% 347 198 25.6% 1979 1065 89 388 1149 25.1% 235 115 0 0 1
MLB Averages 3.80 63.5% 27.5% 15.2% 27.2% 30.2% 72.5% 1.6% 46.0% 79.1% 59.2% 4.8% 23.0% 24.7%

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
2005 20 SFG NL 181 24 2 0 4 0 2 2 2 3 1 4 4 0 100% 1 1 0 56 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006 21 SFG NL 818 157 20 2 18 0 19 8 10 6 12 40 18 8 45% 5 9 0 275 15 3 83% 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2007 22 SFG NL 832 173 22 1 14 0 13 11 3 9 5 33 17 4 52% 3 12 5 292 8 5 62% 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2008 23 SFG NL 933 206 22 3 19 0 15 9 10 10 9 47 25 7 53% 7 7 1 333 13 10 57% 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2009 24 SFG NL 886 184 20 5 22 0 8 12 10 13 9 31 20 4 65% 5 9 0 311 11 9 55% 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2010 25 SFG NL 896 181 13 0 22 0 9 10 12 10 12 36 17 8 47% 5 8 1 286 19 10 66% 18 9 1 1 0 0 2 2 16 0
2011 26 SFG NL 907 177 17 2 9 0 17 5 4 4 5 48 22 13 46% 8 4 4 288 18 5 78% 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2012 27 SFG NL 876 177 19 10 21 0 10 12 9 7 14 43 21 8 49% 9 8 0 281 18 9 67% 17 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 23 0
2013 28 SFG NL 760 158 16 0 23 0 16 17 6 11 12 37 18 8 49% 6 1 0 235 17 4 81% 16 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
2014 29 SFG NL 374 81 10 0 13 0 5 7 6 5 8 14 7 2 50% 3 2 2 118 8 5 62% 6 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 6 0
2015 30 SFG NL 238 66 5 1 11 0 2 5 6 4 7 17 8 2 47% 2 1 1 92 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
11 Yrs 7701 1584 166 24 176 0 116 98 78 82 94 350 177 64 51% 54 62 14 2567 132 62 68% 125 57 7 5 0 0 4 4 160 0
MLB Averages 53% 72%

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+
2005 20 2 1 .667 2.33 7 7 0 1 0 0 46.1 24 12 12 4 19 1 30 0 0 1 181 185 0.928 4.7 0.8 3.7 5.8 1.58 185
2006 21 15 13 .536 3.80 39 38 1 2 1 0 237.0 181 105 100 22 106 2 209 6 2 10 999 118 1.211 6.9 0.8 4.0 7.9 1.97 118
2007 22 22 29 .431 3.73 71 70 1 3 1 0 437.0 354 189 181 36 185 5 372 11 2 22 1831 120 1.233 7.3 0.7 3.8 7.7 2.01 120
2008 23 30 43 .411 3.74 105 104 1 4 2 0 654.2 560 284 272 55 276 14 558 18 4 29 2764 119 1.277 7.7 0.8 3.8 7.7 2.02 119
2009 24 44 51 .463 3.53 138 137 1 8 2 0 872.1 744 357 342 77 349 20 729 21 4 38 3650 125 1.253 7.7 0.8 3.6 7.5 2.09 125
2010 25 57 62 .479 3.45 171 170 1 12 4 0 1095.2 925 441 420 99 410 24 906 25 4 46 4546 125 1.218 7.6 0.8 3.4 7.4 2.21 125
2011 26 69 73 .486 3.35 204 203 1 13 4 0 1317.1 1102 523 491 108 473 29 1085 34 4 50 5453 124 1.196 7.5 0.7 3.2 7.4 2.29 124
2012 27 85 78 .521 3.27 236 235 1 15 6 0 1536.2 1279 596 559 129 524 30 1278 43 4 58 6329 124 1.173 7.5 0.8 3.1 7.5 2.44 124
2013 28 93 88 .514 3.35 266 265 1 15 6 0 1721.0 1437 681 641 152 579 33 1436 48 4 59 7089 119 1.171 7.5 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.48 119
2014 29 95 95 .500 3.39 281 280 1 15 6 0 1811.1 1518 728 683 165 611 35 1506 50 4 61 7463 117 1.175 7.5 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.46 117
2015 30 97 99 .495 3.47 291 290 1 15 6 0 1864.0 1584 764 719 176 628 35 1544 54 4 62 7701 114 1.187 7.6 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.46 114

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
2005 20 3 2 .600 2.15 46.0 24 12 11 4 19 30 0 0.935 4.7 3.7 5.9 1.58 0.8 7
2006 21 11 10 .524 3.63 191.0 151 86 77 17 84 179 6 1.230 7.1 4.0 8.4 2.13 0.8 32
2007 22 12 10 .545 3.20 200.0 169 79 71 14 77 163 5 1.230 7.6 3.5 7.3 2.12 0.6 32
2008 23 13 11 .542 3.39 218.0 203 91 82 19 90 186 7 1.344 8.4 3.7 7.7 2.07 0.8 34
2009 24 15 9 .625 2.68 218.0 186 72 65 22 74 171 3 1.193 7.7 3.1 7.1 2.31 0.9 33
2010 25 14 11 .560 3.19 223.0 189 88 79 23 64 177 4 1.135 7.6 2.6 7.1 2.77 0.9 33
2011 26 14 11 .560 3.49 222.0 195 96 86 10 69 179 10 1.189 7.9 2.8 7.3 2.59 0.4 33
2012 27 14 10 .583 3.16 219.0 196 86 77 23 56 193 10 1.151 8.1 2.3 7.9 3.45 0.9 32
2013 28 9 11 .450 4.50 184.0 177 102 92 26 62 158 6 1.299 8.7 3.0 7.7 2.55 1.3 30
2014 29 4 6 .400 5.00 90.0 92 56 50 15 36 70 2 1.422 9.2 3.6 7.0 1.94 1.5 15
2015 30 2 4 .333 6.45 53.0 74 42 38 12 19 38 4 1.755 12.6 3.2 6.5 2.00 2.0 10
11 Yrs 111 95 .539 3.52 1864.0 1656 810 728 185 650 1544 57 1.237 8.0 7.5 2.38 0.9 291



* - 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 1938 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 NL (12, 0%)
2011 NL (8, 1%)
2012 NL (6, 10%)
0.11 Career Shares (196th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2012 Jun 17th NL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2007 NL  4.6 (7th)
2008 NL  4.6 (9th)
2009 NL  6.3 (6th)
2011 NL  3.7 (10th)
Active  31.5 (19th)
Career  31.5 (249th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2007 NL  3.65 (10th)
2009 NL  2.89 (7th)
2011 NL  2.88 (8th)
2012 NL  2.79 (4th)
Active  3.47 (12th)

Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  16 (6th)
Active  97 (36th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2009 NL  .636 (9th)
2012 NL  .762 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2009 NL  1.181 (9th)
2010 NL  1.084 (6th)
2011 NL  1.083 (5th)
2012 NL  1.040 (2nd)
Active  1.187 (13th)
Career  1.187 (121st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2006 NL  7.411 (3rd)
2007 NL  7.785 (5th)
2009 NL  7.608 (10th)
2010 NL  7.294 (6th)
2011 NL  7.187 (3rd)
2012 NL  7.263 (3rd)
2013 NL  7.714 (8th)
Active  7.648 (3rd)
Career  7.648 (46th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2006 NL  8.449 (5th)
Active  7.455 (34th)
Career  7.455 (80th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2008 NL  217.7 (5th)
2009 NL  217.7 (7th)
2010 NL  223.3 (6th)
2011 NL  221.7 (7th)
2012 NL  219.3 (3rd)
Active  1,864.0 (24th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2006 NL  179 (9th)
2008 NL  186 (8th)
2012 NL  193 (8th)
Active  1,544 (23rd)
Career  1,544 (182nd)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 NL  34 (1st)
2009 NL  33 (7th)
2010 NL  33 (6th)
2011 NL  33 (4th)
Active  290 (24th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2009 NL  4 (1st)
2010 NL  4 (3rd)
2012 NL  2 (4th)
Active  15 (15th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2006 NL  1 (7th)
2008 NL  1 (7th)
2010 NL  2 (2nd)
2012 NL  2 (2nd)
Active  6 (22nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  23 (8th)
Active  176 (37th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2006 NL  87 (3rd)
2007 NL  79 (7th)
2008 NL  91 (5th)
Active  628 (20th)

Hits s c a p y
2008 NL  206 (8th)
Active  1,584 (33rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  3.784 (7th)
Active  2.459 (43rd)
Career  2.459 (127th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 NL  0.630 (8th)
2011 NL  0.365 (2nd)
Active  0.850 (23rd)

Losses s c a p y
2007 NL  16 (2nd)
2008 NL  14 (4th)
Active  99 (21st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
Active  719 (32nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2006 NL  9 (6th)
2007 NL  12 (1st)
Active  62 (27th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2011 NL  9 (6th)
2012 NL  9 (7th)
Active  54 (44th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2008 NL  933 (3rd)
2009 NL  886 (9th)
2010 NL  896 (9th)
2011 NL  907 (7th)
2012 NL  876 (6th)
Active  7,701 (24th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2007 NL  123 (10th)
2009 NL  147 (5th)
2011 NL  121 (9th)
2012 NL  126 (9th)
Active  114 (19th)
Career  114 (228th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2007 NL  3.78 (10th)
2011 NL  2.91 (5th)
2012 NL  3.40 (9th)
Active  3.77 (23rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2009 NL  34 (5th)
Active  112 (21st)
Career  112 (207th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2009 NL  3.6 (5th)
Active  11.8 (21st)
Career  11.8 (207th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2007 NL  25.96 (10th)
2009 NL  37.77 (5th)
2010 NL  26.71 (9th)
Active  146.58 (16th)
Career  146.58 (90th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.5 (5th)
Active  13.4 (23rd)
Career  13.4 (135th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2007 NL  2.6 (6th)
2009 NL  2.5 (10th)
2010 NL  2.9 (8th)
2011 NL  3.2 (5th)
Active  15.3 (14th)
Career  15.3 (73rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2007 NL  2.6 (9th)
2009 NL  4.0 (5th)
2010 NL  2.9 (9th)
2011 NL  2.2 (10th)
2012 NL  2.5 (10th)
Active  15.7 (14th)
Career  15.7 (88th)

Salary s c a p y
2013 NL  $20,000,000 (5th)
2015 NL  $21,000,000 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
2005 NL  born 1984-10-01 (1st)
2006 NL  born 1984-10-01 (7th)

             

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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (576), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 81 (310), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 26 (518), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (576), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (245th), 31.6 career WAR/30.5 7yr-peak WAR/31.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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