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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)
Team: Giants 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 8 yrs/$139.75M (10-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 8.038, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Len Hardison, Kyle Rote Jr [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #360. Thornton Lee… #361. Joe Nuxhall… #362. Rudy May… #363. MATT CAIN… #364. John Lackey… #365. Chris Short… #366. Rick Aguilera… 

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
2005 20 SFG NL 2 1 .667 2.33 4.08 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
2006 21 SFG NL 13 12 .520 4.15 3.96 32 31 1 1 1 0 190.2 157 93 88 18 87 1 179 6 2 9 818 108 1.280 7.4 0.8 4.1 8.4 2.06 RoY-5
2007 22 SFG NL 7 16 .304 3.65 3.78 32 32 0 1 0 0 200.0 173 84 81 14 79 3 163 5 0 12 832 123 1.260 7.8 0.6 3.6 7.3 2.06
2008 23 SFG NL 8 14 .364 3.76 3.91 34 34 0 1 1 0 217.2 206 95 91 19 91 9 186 7 2 7 933 117 1.364 8.5 0.8 3.8 7.7 2.04
2009 24 SFG NL 14 8 .636 2.89 3.89 33 33 0 4 0 0 217.2 184 73 70 22 73 6 171 3 0 9 886 147 1.181 7.6 0.9 3.0 7.1 2.34 AS
2010 25 SFG NL 13 11 .542 3.14 3.65 33 33 0 4 2 0 223.1 181 84 78 22 61 4 177 4 0 8 896 124 1.084 7.3 0.9 2.5 7.1 2.90 CYA-12
2011 26 SFG NL 12 11 .522 2.88 2.91 33 33 0 1 0 0 221.2 177 82 71 9 63 5 179 9 0 4 907 121 1.083 7.2 0.4 2.6 7.3 2.84 AS,CYA-8
2012 27 SFG NL 16 5 .762 2.79 3.40 32 32 0 2 2 0 219.1 177 73 68 21 51 1 193 9 0 8 876 126 1.040 7.3 0.9 2.1 7.9 3.78 AS,CYA-6
2013 28 SFG NL 8 10 .444 4.00 3.93 30 30 0 0 0 0 184.1 158 85 82 23 55 3 158 5 0 1 760 83 1.156 7.7 1.1 2.7 7.7 2.87
2014 29 SFG NL 0 2 .000 4.00 4.61 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.0 17 9 8 3 5 1 13 0 0 0 75 85 1.222 8.5 1.5 2.5 6.5 2.60
10 Yrs 93 90 .508 3.36 3.69 269 268 1 15 6 0 1739.0 1454 690 649 155 584 34 1449 48 4 59 7164 119 1.172 7.5 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.48
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .508 3.36 3.69 34 34 0 2 1 0 220 184 87 82 20 74 4 183 6 1 7 907 119 1.172 7.5 0.8 3.0 7.5 2.48

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 18.0 3 3 9 4.50 3.78 0.22 0.15 89.8 3.34 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .439 .499 $20,000,000
10 Seasons 1739.0 269 268 690 3.57 4.41 0.04 0.17 97.6 4.44 168 18.6 .0 -1.2 32.2 315 .569 .513 $71,744,666

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

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2005 20 SFG NL 7 16 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .067 .067 .133 .200 -49 2 0 0 1 0 0 /1
2006 21 SFG NL 32 66 57 1 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 28 .140 .155 .175 .331 -15 10 0 0 8 0 0 1 RoY-5
2007 22 SFG NL 32 66 57 3 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 32 .070 .102 .175 .277 -30 10 0 0 7 0 0 1
2008 23 SFG NL 34 72 62 3 7 1 0 2 3 0 0 4 34 .113 .167 .226 .392 1 14 0 0 6 0 0 1
2009 24 SFG NL 33 73 60 2 9 2 1 0 3 0 0 4 31 .150 .203 .217 .420 10 13 0 0 9 0 0 1 AS
2010 25 SFG NL 35 77 66 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 33 .106 .119 .121 .241 -34 8 0 0 10 0 0 1 CYA-12
2011 26 SFG NL 35 78 66 5 9 1 0 1 6 0 0 3 30 .136 .171 .197 .368 5 13 0 0 8 1 0 1 AS,CYA-8
2012 27 SFG NL 35 84 74 6 13 2 0 1 6 0 0 2 33 .176 .197 .243 .441 25 18 0 0 8 0 0 1 AS,CYA-6
2013 28 SFG NL 30 64 52 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 22 .096 .130 .096 .226 -33 5 1 0 10 0 0 1
2014 29 SFG NL 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 59 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
10 Yrs 276 602 514 24 64 10 1 6 26 0 0 20 251 .125 .157 .183 .340 -8 94 1 0 67 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 353 302 14 38 6 1 4 15 0 0 12 147 .125 .157 .183 .340 -8 55 1 0 39 1 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
2005 20 SFG NL 7 16 -3 -1 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
2006 21 SFG NL 32 66 -11 -0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $328,000 1 RoY-5
2007 22 SFG NL 32 66 -13 0 0 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $650,000 1
2008 23 SFG NL 34 72 -10 -0 0 0 10 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $950,000 1
2009 24 SFG NL 33 73 -8 -0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $2,900,000 1 AS
2010 25 SFG NL 35 77 -13 -0 1 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $4,583,333 1 CYA-12
2011 26 SFG NL 35 78 -8 0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $7,333,333 1 AS,CYA-8
2012 27 SFG NL 35 84 -6 -0 0 0 12 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .520 .504 0.7 0.0 7 $15,000,000 1 AS,CYA-6
2013 28 SFG NL 30 64 -10 -0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $20,000,000 1
2014 29 SFG NL 3 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .523 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $20,000,000 /1
10 Seasons 276 602 -82 -2 2 0 85 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.1 4 $71,744,666

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 25 SFG NL NLDS ATL W 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 SFG NL NLCS PHI W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 SFG NL WS TEX W 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 SFG NL NLDS CIN W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 SFG NL NLCS STL W 2 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 1 0 0
2012 27 SFG NL WS DET W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (6 Series) 8 17 16 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .250 .250 .250 .500 4 0 0 1 0 0
2 NLDS 3 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 3 8 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 1 0 0
2 WS 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
2005 SFG NL 20 P 7 7 1 46.1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0 0 0.58 0.43 .960 1.75 1.73 1 1 50% 29% 0
2006 SFG NL 21 P 32 31 1 190.2 35 17 15 3 0 .914 -2 -2 1.51 1.00 .958 1.72 1.71 15 3 17% 28% 0 RoY-5
2007 SFG NL 22 P 32 32 1 200.0 31 6 25 0 2 1.000 0 0 1.40 0.97 .965 1.68 1.67 8 5 38% 25% 0
2008 SFG NL 23 P 34 34 1 217.2 38 14 24 0 3 1.000 0 0 1.57 1.12 .959 1.73 1.72 13 10 43% 27% 0
2009 SFG NL 24 P 33 33 4 217.2 39 17 22 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.61 1.18 .955 1.72 1.70 11 9 45% 29% 0 AS
2010 SFG NL 25 P 33 33 4 223.1 35 9 24 2 0 .943 2 2 1.33 1.00 .954 1.73 1.72 19 10 34% 29% 2 CYA-12
2011 SFG NL 26 P 33 33 1 221.2 40 14 23 3 0 .925 1 1 1.50 1.12 .955 1.80 1.79 18 5 22% 28% 0 AS,CYA-8
2012 SFG NL 27 P 32 32 2 219.1 36 10 24 2 1 .944 1 1 1.40 1.06 .950 1.77 1.75 18 9 33% 27% 0 AS,CYA-6
2013 SFG NL 28 P 30 30 0 184.1 38 12 25 1 2 .974 1 1 1.81 1.23 .964 1.76 1.76 17 4 19% 28% 1
2014 SFG NL 29 P 3 3 0 18.0 10 6 3 1 0 .900 0 0 4.50 3.00 .949 1.80 1.80 2 0 0% 24% 0
10 Seasons P 269 268 15 1739.0 306 106 187 13 9 .958 3 0 1.52 1.09 .957 1.74 1.73 122 56 31% 28% 3
10 Seasons TOT 269 268 15 1739.0 306 106 187 13 9 .958 3 2 1.52 1.09 .957 1.74 1.73 122 56 31% 28% 3
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

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 NL (12, 0%)
2011 NL (8, 1%)
2012 NL (6, 10%)
0.11 Career Shares (192nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
Active  32.5 (48th)

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  32.2 (14th)
Career  32.2 (236th)

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  3.36 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  16 (6th)
Active  93 (26th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2009 NL  .636 (9th)
2012 NL  .762 (4th)
Active  .508 (48th)

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  1.172 (4th)
Career  1.172 (89th)

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  7.525 (2nd)
Career  7.525 (38th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  3.022 (38th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2006 NL  8.449 (5th)
Active  7.499 (29th)
Career  7.499 (69th)

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  1,739.0 (20th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2006 NL  179 (9th)
2008 NL  186 (8th)
2012 NL  193 (8th)
Active  1,449 (21st)
Career  1,449 (214th)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 NL  34 (1st)
2009 NL  33 (7th)
2010 NL  33 (6th)
2011 NL  33 (4th)
Active  268 (18th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2009 NL  4 (1st)
2010 NL  4 (3rd)
2012 NL  2 (4th)
Active  15 (13th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2006 NL  1 (7th)
2008 NL  1 (7th)
2010 NL  2 (2nd)
2012 NL  2 (2nd)
Active  6 (18th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  23 (8th)
Active  155 (37th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2006 NL  87 (3rd)
2007 NL  79 (7th)
2008 NL  91 (5th)
Active  584 (16th)

Hits s c a p y
2008 NL  206 (8th)
Active  1,454 (30th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  3.784 (7th)
Active  2.481 (28th)
Career  2.481 (108th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 NL  0.630 (8th)
2011 NL  0.365 (2nd)
Active  0.802 (13th)

Losses s c a p y
2007 NL  16 (2nd)
2008 NL  14 (4th)
2014 NL  2 (7th)
Active  90 (19th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
Active  649 (31st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2006 NL  9 (6th)
2007 NL  12 (1st)
Active  59 (20th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2011 NL  9 (6th)
2012 NL  9 (7th)
Active  48 (38th)

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  7,164 (21st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2007 NL  123 (10th)
2009 NL  147 (5th)
2011 NL  121 (9th)
2012 NL  126 (9th)
Active  119 (9th)
Career  119 (138th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2007 NL  3.78 (10th)
2011 NL  2.91 (5th)
2012 NL  3.40 (9th)
Active  3.69 (19th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2009 NL  34 (5th)
Active  129 (15th)
Career  129 (169th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2009 NL  3.6 (5th)
Active  13.5 (15th)
Career  13.5 (172nd)

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  166.29 (12th)
Career  166.29 (68th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.5 (5th)
Active  15.6 (18th)
Career  15.6 (109th)

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  17.0 (8th)
Career  17.0 (61st)

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  17.7 (11th)
Career  17.7 (70th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  10 (8th)
Active  67 (12th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2014 NL  6 (1st)
Active  106 (22nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2014 NL  4.50 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2014 NL  3.00 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2007 NL  1.000 (1st)
2008 NL  1.000 (1st)
2009 NL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
2013 NL  $20,000,000 (5th)
2014 NL  $20,000,000 (8th)

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 (580), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 81 (308), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 26 (529), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (452), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (239th), 32.5 career WAR/30.5 7yr-peak WAR/31.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
200621San Francisco Giants$328,000
200722San Francisco Giants$650,000
200823San Francisco Giants$950,000
200924San Francisco Giants$2,900,000
201025San Francisco Giants$4,583,333
201126San Francisco Giants$7,333,333
201227San Francisco Giants$15,000,000contracts
201328San Francisco Giants$20,000,000contracts
201429San Francisco Giants$20,000,000
201530San Francisco Giants$20,000,000
201631San Francisco Giants$20,000,000
201732San Francisco Giants$20,000,000
201833San Francisco Giants*$21,000,000$21M Team Option, $7.5M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$71,744,666Does not include future salaries
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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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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