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Steve Comer

Steven Michael Comer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 13, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN
High School: Minnetonka HS (Minnetonka, MN)
School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Signed
by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1978 (Age 24.092)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Indians/Phillies 1978-1984

Final Game: September 15, 1984 (Age 30.246)
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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
1978 24 TEX AL 11 5 .688 2.30 30 11 14 3 2 1 117.1 107 36 30 5 37 3 65 1 0 2 479 163 3.00 1.227 8.2 0.4 2.8 5.0 1.76
1979 25 TEX AL 17 12 .586 3.68 36 36 0 6 1 0 242.1 230 114 99 24 84 4 86 8 0 7 1021 113 4.45 1.296 8.5 0.9 3.1 3.2 1.02
1980 26 TEX AL 2 4 .333 7.99 12 11 0 0 0 0 41.2 65 41 37 5 22 0 9 2 0 0 205 49 5.61 2.088 14.0 1.1 4.8 1.9 0.41
1981 27 TEX AL 8 2 .800 2.56 36 1 22 0 0 6 77.1 70 25 22 1 31 8 22 1 0 2 330 135 3.44 1.306 8.1 0.1 3.6 2.6 0.71
1982 28 TEX AL 1 6 .143 5.10 37 3 22 1 0 6 97.0 133 64 55 11 36 9 23 2 0 3 441 76 4.89 1.742 12.3 1.0 3.3 2.1 0.64
1983 29 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 5.19 3 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 11 6 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 38 73 3.56 1.615 11.4 0.0 3.1 1.0 0.33
1984 30 CLE AL 4 8 .333 5.68 22 20 0 1 0 0 117.1 146 80 74 11 39 2 39 4 0 2 530 73 4.42 1.577 11.2 0.8 3.0 3.0 1.00
7 Yrs 44 37 .543 4.13 176 83 58 11 3 13 701.2 762 366 322 57 252 26 245 18 0 16 3044 96 4.21 1.445 9.8 0.7 3.2 3.1 0.97
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .543 4.13 46 22 15 3 1 3 184 200 96 85 15 66 7 64 5 0 4 799 96 4.21 1.445 9.8 0.7 3.2 3.1 0.97
TEX (5 yrs) 39 29 .574 3.80 151 62 58 10 3 13 575.2 605 280 243 46 210 24 205 14 0 14 2476 103 4.18 1.416 9.5 0.7 3.3 3.2 0.98
PHI (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 5.19 3 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 11 6 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 38 73 3.56 1.615 11.4 0.0 3.1 1.0 0.33
CLE (1 yr) 4 8 .333 5.68 22 20 0 1 0 0 117.1 146 80 74 11 39 2 39 4 0 2 530 73 4.42 1.577 11.2 0.8 3.0 3.0 1.00
AL (6 yrs) 43 37 .538 4.12 173 82 58 11 3 13 693.0 751 360 317 57 249 26 244 18 0 16 3006 96 4.22 1.443 9.8 0.7 3.2 3.2 0.98
NL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 5.19 3 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 11 6 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 38 73 3.56 1.615 11.4 0.0 3.1 1.0 0.33
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
1978 24 TEX AL 117.1 30 11 36 2.76 3.99 0.11 -0.04 99.6 3.83 14 1.6 1.3 -0.0 2.7 25 .552 .510
1979 25 TEX AL 242.1 36 36 114 4.23 4.70 0.38 0.15 97.9 4.38 4 0.4 -0.1 2.7 29 .511 .502
1980 26 TEX AL 41.2 12 11 41 8.86 4.57 -0.68 0.14 97.1 5.23 -17 -1.6 .1 -0.0 -1.2 -13 .370 .490
1981 27 TEX AL 77.1 36 1 25 2.91 4.01 0.39 -0.29 93.9 3.13 2 0.2 1.8 -0.1 0.9 8 .506 .501
1982 28 TEX AL 97.0 37 3 64 5.94 4.60 -0.22 -0.23 95.8 4.40 -16 -1.6 1.6 -0.5 -1.2 -8 .456 .490
1983 29 PHI NL 8.2 3 1 6 6.23 4.07 -0.46 0.00 98.0 4.44 -2 -0.2 .6 0.0 -0.1 -1 .438 .499
1984 30 CLE AL 117.1 22 20 80 6.14 4.36 -0.05 0.12 102.9 4.66 -19 -1.8 .3 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .416 .489
7 Seasons 701.2 176 83 366 4.69 4.42 0.11 0.01 98.3 4.25 -34 -3.0 1.5 -0.7 3.1 32 .483 .498
TEX (5 yrs) 575.2 151 62 280 4.38 4.44 0.15 -0.01 97.3 4.16 -13 -1.0 1.6 -0.7 3.9 42 .493 .500
PHI (1 yr) 8.2 3 1 6 6.23 4.07 -0.46 0.00 98.0 4.44 -2 -0.2 .6 0.0 -0.1 -1 .438 .499
CLE (1 yr) 117.1 22 20 80 6.14 4.36 -0.05 0.12 102.9 4.66 -19 -1.8 .3 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .416 .489

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
1978 24 TEX AL 30 479 430 36 107 19 4 5 3 7 37 65 .249 .309 .347 .655 .282 149 9 1 9 2 3 6
1979 25 TEX AL 36 1021 914 114 230 50 8 24 9 6 84 86 .252 .319 .403 .722 .255 368 20 8 12 3 4 15
1980 26 TEX AL 12 205 177 41 65 9 2 5 1 3 22 9 .367 .441 .525 .966 .366 93 7 2 3 1 0 4
1981 27 TEX AL 36 330 290 25 70 8 3 1 1 2 31 22 .241 .313 .300 .613 .255 87 10 1 4 4 8 6
1982 28 TEX AL 37 441 389 64 133 23 2 11 7 4 36 23 .342 .395 .496 .891 .338 193 15 2 8 6 9 4
1983 29 PHI NL 3 38 35 6 11 2 0 0 2 1 3 1 .314 .368 .371 .740 .324 13 1 0 0 0 0 1
1984 30 CLE AL 22 530 473 80 146 33 5 11 6 4 39 39 .309 .360 .469 .829 .313 222 11 4 5 9 2 8
7 Yrs 176 3044 2708 366 762 144 24 57 29 27 252 245 .281 .344 .415 .759 .290 1125 73 18 41 25 26 44
162 Game Avg. 46 799 711 96 200 38 6 15 8 7 66 64 .281 .344 .415 .759 .290 295 19 5 11 7 7 12
MLB Averages .261 .325 .386 .711 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1978 24 TEX AL 18.1 1.9 491 0.8 9.7 -8.9 1.13 1.5 -0.8 15.6 1.7 0.97 14.7 7 2 8
1979 25 TEX AL 11.5 1.1 1049 1.3 19.5 -18.3 1.06 0.9 0.4 11.2 1.1 0.91 9.9 0 0 0
1980 26 TEX AL -19.5 -1.8 209 -1.9 3.1 -4.9 1.03 -1.5 -0.3 -20.9 -1.9 1.05 -17.7 0 0 1
1981 27 TEX AL 8.0 0.9 335 1.7 6.8 -5.1 1.30 0.7 0.6 8.2 0.9 1.10 7.0 15 12 8
1982 28 TEX AL -15.3 -1.5 455 -0.3 8.2 -8.6 1.04 -2.4 2.1 -18.8 -1.9 1.07 -26.1 14 6 13
1983 29 PHI NL -1.5 -0.2 41 -0.3 0.4 -0.8 .85 -0.1 -0.3 -2.0 -0.2 1.09 -1.1 0 1 1
1984 30 CLE AL -18.5 -1.8 542 -1.1 8.5 -9.7 .96 -1.8 0.6 -18.5 -1.8 0.95 -20.6 0 0 2
7 Yrs -17.2 -1.3 3122 0.1 56.3 -56.2 1.07 -2.8 2.9 -25.3 -2.1 0.98 -33.9 36 21 33

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
1978 24 TEX AL 30 11 6 3 2 0 1 7 4 .636 1 0 3 2 9 82% 54.9 82 18 10 3 3 4 5.8 4.6 6.8
1979 25 TEX AL 36 36 17 12 7 1 3 19 17 .528 2 1 6 1 24 67% 50.7 80 18 42 12 11 6 4.4 4.5 6.7
1980 26 TEX AL 12 11 2 4 5 2 0 6 5 .545 0 4 0 0 0 0% 34.9 57 23 13 4 0 6 6.8 5.0 3.7
1981 27 TEX AL 36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 41.0 41 41 17 4 1 0 0.0 0.0 5.0
1982 28 TEX AL 37 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 .333 0 0 1 0 1 33% 43.7 64 27 15 6 0 1 3.2 3.5 7.9
1983 29 PHI NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 0 1 100% 42.0 42 42 0 0 0 1 9.0 3.6 6.0
1984 30 CLE AL 22 20 4 8 8 0 3 7 13 .350 3 5 1 0 9 45% 42.2 68 17 25 11 4 9 3.9 3.3 5.6
7 Yrs 176 83 31 30 22 3 7 41 42 .494 6 11 11 3 44 53% 47 82 17 122 40 19 27 4.7 4.2 6.1
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 99 -12 4.3 4.3 6.3

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
1978 24 TEX AL 30 19 14 5 2 3 1 2 33% 3 0 19 7 37% 7 1.132 7 2 8 6 4 9 10 9 13 2 14 3 6.7
1980 26 TEX AL 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 5 1.034 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
1981 27 TEX AL 36 35 22 8 1 9 6 3 67% 10 1 45 16 36% 6 1.296 15 12 8 12 6 17 25 10 22 7 25 4 6.2
1982 28 TEX AL 37 34 22 0 4 8 6 2 75% 10 1 52 22 42% 6 1.038 14 6 13 11 4 19 28 6 24 8 25 4 6.5
1983 29 PHI NL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .845 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 4.0
1984 30 CLE AL 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 3 .964 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 9.5
6 Yrs 140 93 58 13 7 20 13 7 65% 23 2 118 47 40% 1.079 36 21 33 29 14 50 65 28 62 18 67 12 6.4

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%
1978 24 TEX AL 479 49% 1.0% 13.6% 7.7% 5.9% 26% 1.54 76% 79 9 11%
1979 25 TEX AL 1021 53% 2.4% 8.4% 8.2% 8.0% 36% 1.29 79% 173 20 12%
1980 26 TEX AL 205 35% 2.4% 4.4% 10.7% 7.8% 25% 1.24 80% 58 7 12%
1981 27 TEX AL 330 49% 0.3% 6.7% 9.4% 3.6% 17% 1.67 82% 84 10 12%
1982 28 TEX AL 441 58% 2.5% 5.2% 8.2% 8.2% 27% 1.30 82% 94 15 16%
1983 29 PHI NL 38 21% 0.0% 2.6% 7.9% 5.3% 18% 2.29 89% 10 1 10%
1984 30 CLE AL 530 47% 2.1% 7.4% 7.4% 9.3% 34% 0.99 82% 110 11 10%
7 Yrs 3044 50% 1.9% 8.1% 8.3% 7.4% 30% 1.31 80% 608 73 12%
MLB Averages 43% 2.0% 13.0% 8.4% 6.5% 28% 1.09 75% 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
1978 24 TEX AL 479 107 5 0 13 2 3 4 1 21 9 3 43% 6 2 0 167 3 7 30% 2 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0
1979 25 TEX AL 1021 230 24 0 9 13 11 14 10 34 21 4 62% 15 7 1 363 9 6 60% 9 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
1980 26 TEX AL 205 65 5 1 3 2 3 4 1 13 9 1 69% 4 0 0 97 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1981 27 TEX AL 330 70 1 1 20 0 1 0 1 30 14 3 47% 6 2 0 141 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1982 28 TEX AL 441 133 11 1 22 4 7 4 7 41 27 1 66% 4 3 0 192 7 4 64% 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0
1983 29 PHI NL 38 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 100% 1 0 0 16 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 30 CLE AL 530 146 11 0 9 8 3 6 5 36 24 3 67% 8 2 0 216 6 4 60% 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
7 Yrs 3044 762 57 3 77 29 28 32 25 177 106 15 60% 44 16 1 1192 29 27 52% 28 25 1 1 0 1 4 0 44 0
MLB Averages 53% 66%

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+
1978 24 11 5 .688 2.30 30 11 14 3 2 1 117.1 107 36 30 5 37 3 65 1 0 2 479 163 1.227 8.2 0.4 2.8 5.0 1.76 163
1979 25 28 17 .622 3.23 66 47 14 9 3 1 359.2 337 150 129 29 121 7 151 9 0 9 1500 125 1.273 8.4 0.7 3.0 3.8 1.25 125
1980 26 30 21 .588 3.72 78 58 14 9 3 1 401.1 402 191 166 34 143 7 160 11 0 9 1705 108 1.358 9.0 0.8 3.2 3.6 1.12 108
1981 27 38 23 .623 3.53 114 59 36 9 3 7 478.2 472 216 188 35 174 15 182 12 0 11 2035 111 1.350 8.9 0.7 3.3 3.4 1.05 111
1982 28 39 29 .574 3.80 151 62 58 10 3 13 575.2 605 280 243 46 210 24 205 14 0 14 2476 103 1.416 9.5 0.7 3.3 3.2 0.98 103
1983 29 40 29 .580 3.82 154 63 58 10 3 13 584.1 616 286 248 46 213 24 206 14 0 14 2514 103 1.419 9.5 0.7 3.3 3.2 0.97 103
1984 30 44 37 .543 4.13 176 83 58 11 3 13 701.2 762 366 322 57 252 26 245 18 0 16 3044 96 1.445 9.8 0.7 3.2 3.1 0.97 96

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
1978 24 7 6 .538 2.62 117.0 113 38 34 5 39 65 1 1.299 8.7 3.0 5.0 1.67 0.4 30
1979 25 14 13 .519 3.69 244.0 231 111 100 24 84 86 8 1.291 8.5 3.1 3.2 1.02 0.9 36
1980 26 2 3 .400 8.14 42.0 68 42 38 5 23 9 2 2.167 14.6 4.9 1.9 0.39 1.1 12
1981 27 7 6 .538 3.08 117.0 117 44 40 2 52 33 2 1.444 9.0 4.0 2.5 0.63 0.2 36
1982 28 5 6 .455 5.57 97.0 140 67 60 12 38 23 2 1.835 13.0 3.5 2.1 0.61 1.1 37
1983 29 0 1 .000 5.00 9.0 11 6 5 0 3 1 0 1.556 11.0 3.0 1.0 0.33 0.0 3
1984 30 5 8 .385 5.31 117.0 144 77 69 11 38 39 4 1.556 11.1 2.9 3.0 1.03 0.8 22
7 Yrs 40 43 .482 4.19 743.0 824 385 346 59 277 256 19 1.482 10.0 3.1 0.92 0.7 176



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1979 AL  17 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1978 AL  .688 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1979 AL  242.3 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1979 AL  36 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  84 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1979 AL  8 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1979 AL  1,021 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 11 (1449), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1787), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1443), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (819th), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Steven Michael Steve Comer

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