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Kelly Downs

Kelly Robert Downs

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 25, 1960 in Ogden, UT
High School: Viewmont HS (Bountiful, UT)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round of the 1979 amateur draft.
Signed August 24, 1979. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 29, 1986 (Age 25.277, 12,810th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Athletics 1986-1993

Final Game: September 29, 1993 (Age 32.339)
Relatives: Brother of Dave Downs
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1986 25 SFG NL 4 4 .500 2.75 14 14 0 1 0 0 88.1 78 29 27 5 30 7 64 3 2 3 372 129 3.18 1.223 7.9 0.5 3.1 6.5 2.13
1987 26 SFG NL 12 9 .571 3.63 41 28 4 4 3 1 186.0 185 83 75 14 67 11 137 4 4 12 797 107 3.52 1.355 9.0 0.7 3.2 6.6 2.04
1988 27 SFG NL 13 9 .591 3.32 27 26 0 6 3 0 168.0 140 67 62 11 47 8 118 3 4 7 685 99 3.11 1.113 7.5 0.6 2.5 6.3 2.51
1989 28 SFG NL 4 8 .333 4.79 18 15 1 0 0 0 82.2 82 47 44 7 26 4 49 1 3 3 349 71 3.66 1.306 8.9 0.8 2.8 5.3 1.88
1990 29 SFG NL 3 2 .600 3.43 13 9 1 0 0 0 63.0 56 26 24 2 20 4 31 2 1 2 265 107 3.28 1.206 8.0 0.3 2.9 4.4 1.55
1991 30 SFG NL 10 4 .714 4.19 45 11 4 0 0 0 111.2 99 59 52 12 53 9 62 3 1 4 479 86 4.65 1.361 8.0 1.0 4.3 5.0 1.17
1992 31 TOT MLB 6 7 .462 3.37 37 20 7 0 0 0 144.1 137 63 54 8 70 3 71 7 1 7 636 106 4.12 1.434 8.5 0.5 4.4 4.4 1.01
1992 31 SFG NL 1 2 .333 3.47 19 7 5 0 0 0 62.1 65 27 24 4 24 0 33 3 0 4 272 97 3.86 1.428 9.4 0.6 3.5 4.8 1.38
1992 31 OAK AL 5 5 .500 3.29 18 13 2 0 0 0 82.0 72 36 30 4 46 3 38 4 1 3 364 113 4.32 1.439 7.9 0.4 5.0 4.2 0.83
1993 32 OAK AL 5 10 .333 5.64 42 12 12 0 0 0 119.2 135 80 75 14 60 8 66 2 1 4 539 72 4.96 1.630 10.2 1.1 4.5 5.0 1.10
8 Yrs 57 53 .518 3.86 237 135 29 11 6 1 963.2 912 454 413 73 373 54 598 25 17 42 4122 94 3.81 1.333 8.5 0.7 3.5 5.6 1.60
162 Game Avg. 10 10 .518 3.86 43 25 5 2 1 0 176 167 83 75 13 68 10 109 5 3 8 753 94 3.81 1.333 8.5 0.7 3.5 5.6 1.60
SFG (7 yrs) 47 38 .553 3.64 177 110 15 11 6 1 762.0 705 338 308 55 267 43 494 19 15 35 3219 98 3.58 1.276 8.3 0.6 3.2 5.8 1.85
OAK (2 yrs) 10 15 .400 4.69 60 25 14 0 0 0 201.2 207 116 105 18 106 11 104 6 2 7 903 84 4.70 1.552 9.2 0.8 4.7 4.6 0.98
NL (7 yrs) 47 38 .553 3.64 177 110 15 11 6 1 762.0 705 338 308 55 267 43 494 19 15 35 3219 98 3.58 1.276 8.3 0.6 3.2 5.8 1.85
AL (2 yrs) 10 15 .400 4.69 60 25 14 0 0 0 201.2 207 116 105 18 106 11 104 6 2 7 903 84 4.70 1.552 9.2 0.8 4.7 4.6 0.98
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
1986 25 SFG NL 88.1 14 14 29 2.95 4.18 0.41 0.15 95.7 3.75 7 0.8 -0.0 1.6 15 .560 .505 $60,000
1987 26 SFG NL 186.0 41 28 83 4.02 4.47 0.09 0.11 95.4 4.29 4 0.4 1.4 -0.1 2.1 23 .510 .503 $75,000
1988 27 SFG NL 168.0 27 26 67 3.59 3.81 0.08 0.12 94.8 3.66 0 0.0 1.7 -0.1 1.5 15 .502 .500 $160,000
1989 28 SFG NL 82.2 18 15 47 5.12 3.72 0.25 0.10 96.4 3.45 -16 -1.6 .9 -0.1 -1.0 -9 .409 .490 $315,000
1990 29 SFG NL 63.0 13 9 26 3.71 4.09 -0.18 0.09 96.9 4.23 3 0.3 .2 -0.1 0.8 9 .521 .502 $425,000
1991 30 SFG NL 111.2 45 11 59 4.76 4.05 0.09 -0.08 97.7 3.79 -13 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -3 .469 .491 $525,000
1992 31 SFG NL 62.1 19 7 27 3.90 3.90 0.05 -0.03 94.6 3.61 -2 -0.3 .5 -0.0 0.2 2 .486 .498 $925,000
1992 31 OAK AL 82.0 18 13 36 3.95 4.21 0.08 0.06 96.9 4.06 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.9 9 .505 .501
1993 32 OAK AL 119.2 42 12 80 6.02 4.67 -0.27 -0.10 94.1 4.55 -19 -1.8 .7 0.0 -0.5 -6 .457 .489 $675,000
8 Seasons 963.2 237 135 454 4.24 4.16 0.06 0.05 95.7 3.97 -34 -3.4 .9 -0.5 5.1 55 .486 .496 $3,160,000
SFG (7 yrs) 762.0 177 110 338 3.99 4.07 0.12 0.08 95.8 3.86 -16 -1.7 .9 -0.5 4.8 53 .490 .498 $2,485,000
OAK (2 yrs) 201.2 60 25 116 5.18 4.48 -0.13 -0.03 95.2 4.35 -18 -1.7 .7 -0.1 0.3 3 .471 .492 $675,000

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
1987 26 SFG NL NLCS L STL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 28 SFG NL NLCS W CHC 1 0 1.000 3.12 2 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 8 3 3 0 6 1 6 0 0 0 37 1.615 8.3 0.0 6.2 6.2 1.00
1989 28 SFG NL WS L OAK 0 0 7.71 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 4 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 18 1.071 5.8 3.9 3.9 7.7 2.00
1992 31 OAK AL ALCS L TOR 0 1 .000 3.86 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.714 11.6 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs (4 Series) 1 1 .500 4.24 8 0 1 0 0 0 17.0 15 10 8 2 9 1 10 0 0 0 72 1.412 7.9 1.1 4.8 5.3 1.11
2 NLCS 1 0 1.000 2.70 3 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 9 3 3 0 6 1 6 0 0 0 42 1.500 8.1 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 3.86 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.714 11.6 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
1 WS 0 0 7.71 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 4 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 18 1.071 5.8 3.9 3.9 7.7 2.00

Standard Batting

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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
1986 25 SFG NL 15 30 29 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 .172 .200 .172 .372 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 26 SFG NL 41 65 56 1 8 1 0 0 6 0 1 1 23 .143 .155 .161 .316 -14 9 0 0 7 1 0 1
1988 27 SFG NL 27 61 54 7 9 2 1 0 3 0 0 3 17 .167 .211 .241 .451 32 13 1 0 4 0 0 1
1989 28 SFG NL 18 25 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .091 .091 .091 .182 -47 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
1990 29 SFG NL 13 18 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .000 .067 .000 .067 -80 0 0 0 3 1 0 1
1991 30 SFG NL 45 26 23 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .087 .125 .087 .212 -38 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1992 31 TOT MLB 37 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
1992 31 SFG NL 19 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
1992 31 OAK AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 32 OAK AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 238 241 211 14 26 3 1 0 11 0 2 7 76 .123 .150 .147 .297 -15 31 1 0 21 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 164 144 10 18 2 1 0 7 0 1 5 52 .123 .150 .147 .297 -15 21 1 0 14 1 0
SFG (7 yrs) 178 241 211 14 26 3 1 0 11 0 2 7 76 .123 .150 .147 .297 -15 31 1 0 21 2 0
OAK (2 yrs) 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 178 241 211 14 26 3 1 0 11 0 2 7 76 .123 .150 .147 .297 -15 31 1 0 21 2 0
AL (2 yrs) 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1986 25 SFG NL 15 30 -4 -1 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $60,000 1
1987 26 SFG NL 41 65 -10 -1 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $75,000 1
1988 27 SFG NL 27 61 -4 1 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .516 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $160,000 1
1989 28 SFG NL 18 25 -4 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $315,000 1
1990 29 SFG NL 13 18 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $425,000 1
1991 30 SFG NL 45 26 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $525,000 1
1992 31 SFG NL 19 16 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $925,000 1
1992 31 OAK AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1993 32 OAK AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $675,000 1
8 Seasons 238 241 -35 -2 1 0 32 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .498 .500 -0.6 0.1 -4 $3,160,000
SFG (7 yrs) 178 241 -35 -2 1 0 31 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .497 .500 -0.6 0.1 -5 $2,485,000
OAK (2 yrs) 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $675,000

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
1987 26 SFG NL NLCS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 28 SFG NL NLCS CHC W 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1989 28 SFG NL WS OAK L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 31 OAK AL ALCS TOR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 NLCS 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1986 SFG NL 25 P 14 14 1 88.1 20 6 13 1 0 .950 1.94 1.36 .955 1.94 1.94 7 1 13% 32% 1
1987 SFG NL 26 P 41 28 4 186.0 24 11 10 3 0 .875 1.02 0.51 .955 1.91 1.90 18 9 33% 29% 0
1988 SFG NL 27 P 27 26 6 168.0 38 15 22 1 2 .974 1.98 1.37 .955 1.96 1.96 7 3 30% 29% 0
1989 SFG NL 28 P 18 15 0 82.2 16 7 8 1 1 .938 1.63 0.83 .947 1.87 1.87 1 4 80% 32% 0
1990 SFG NL 29 P 13 9 0 63.0 19 6 12 1 0 .947 2.57 1.38 .957 1.80 1.79 11 1 8% 29% 0
1991 SFG NL 30 P 45 11 0 111.2 29 9 19 1 1 .966 2.26 0.62 .955 1.86 1.85 15 4 21% 33% 0
1992 TOT MLB 31 P 37 20 0 144.1 21 9 11 1 0 .952 1.25 0.54 .953 1.81 1.83 17 8 32% 33% 0
1992 SFG NL 31 P 19 7 0 62.1 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 1.01 0.37 .954 1.93 1.94 5 4 44% 32% 0
1992 OAK AL 31 P 18 13 0 82.0 14 5 8 1 0 .929 1.43 0.72 .953 1.72 1.71 12 4 25% 34% 0
1993 OAK AL 32 P 42 12 0 119.2 13 3 10 0 2 1.000 0.98 0.31 .953 1.79 1.78 13 4 24% 36% 0
8 Seasons P 237 135 11 963.2 180 66 105 9 6 .950 1.60 0.72 .954 1.88 1.86 89 34 28% 32% 1
8 Seasons TOT 237 135 11 963.2 180 66 105 9 6 .950 1.60 0.72 .954 1.88 1.86 89 34 28% 32% 1
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

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1987 NL  6.629 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1987 NL  3 (3rd)
1988 NL  3 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1987 NL  0.677 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1987 NL  12 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1987 NL  3.52 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2522), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1258), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1211th), 4.6 career WAR/5.8 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1986 25 San Francisco Giants $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 San Francisco Giants $75,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 27 San Francisco Giants $160,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 28 San Francisco Giants $315,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 San Francisco Giants $425,000 ? USA Today
1991 30 San Francisco Giants $525,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 31 San Francisco Giants $925,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today Plus $77,144 bonus from OAK - 11/4/92 Toronto Sun
1993 32 Oakland Athletics $675,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,160,000
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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