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Kevin Foster

Kevin Christopher Foster

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: January 13, 1969 in Evanston, IL
High School: Evanston Township HS (Evanston, IL)
School: Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 29th round of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed May 24, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1993 (Age 24.242)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1994 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Rangers/Phillies 1993-2001

Final Game: August 21, 2001 (Age 32.220)
Died: October 11, 2008 in Oklahoma City, OK
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL
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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
1993 24 PHI NL 0 1 .000 14.85 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 13 11 11 3 7 0 6 0 0 2 40 28 10.19 3.000 17.6 4.1 9.5 8.1 0.86
1994 25 CHC NL 3 4 .429 2.89 13 13 0 0 0 0 81.0 70 31 26 7 35 1 75 1 1 1 337 145 3.74 1.296 7.8 0.8 3.9 8.3 2.14
1995 26 CHC NL 12 11 .522 4.51 30 28 1 0 0 0 167.2 149 90 84 32 65 4 146 6 2 2 703 90 5.11 1.276 8.0 1.7 3.5 7.8 2.25
1996 27 CHC NL 7 6 .538 6.21 17 16 0 1 0 0 87.0 98 63 60 16 35 3 53 2 0 2 386 70 5.62 1.529 10.1 1.7 3.6 5.5 1.51
1997 28 CHC NL 10 7 .588 4.61 26 25 0 1 0 0 146.1 141 79 75 27 66 4 118 2 0 3 637 93 5.29 1.415 8.7 1.7 4.1 7.3 1.79
1998 29 CHC NL 0 0 16.20 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 8 6 6 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 20 30 7.04 3.000 21.6 2.7 5.4 8.1 1.50
1999 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2001 32 TEX AL 0 1 .000 6.62 9 0 3 0 0 0 17.2 21 14 13 2 10 0 16 3 0 1 82 72 4.92 1.755 10.7 1.0 5.1 8.2 1.60
7 Yrs 32 30 .516 4.86 100 83 5 2 0 0 509.2 500 294 275 88 220 12 417 14 3 11 2205 87 5.10 1.413 8.8 1.6 3.9 7.4 1.90
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .516 4.86 37 31 2 1 0 0 189 186 109 102 33 82 4 155 5 1 4 819 87 5.10 1.413 8.8 1.6 3.9 7.4 1.90
CHC (5 yrs) 32 28 .533 4.65 89 82 2 2 0 0 485.1 466 269 251 83 203 12 395 11 3 8 2083 90 5.04 1.378 8.6 1.5 3.8 7.3 1.95
PHI (1 yr) 0 1 .000 14.85 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 13 11 11 3 7 0 6 0 0 2 40 28 10.19 3.000 17.6 4.1 9.5 8.1 0.86
TEX (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.62 9 0 3 0 0 0 17.2 21 14 13 2 10 0 16 3 0 1 82 72 4.92 1.755 10.7 1.0 5.1 8.2 1.60
NL (6 yrs) 32 29 .525 4.79 91 83 2 2 0 0 492.0 479 280 262 86 210 12 401 11 3 10 2123 88 5.11 1.400 8.8 1.6 3.8 7.3 1.91
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.62 9 0 3 0 0 0 17.2 21 14 13 2 10 0 16 3 0 1 82 72 4.92 1.755 10.7 1.0 5.1 8.2 1.60
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
1993 24 PHI NL 6.2 2 1 11 14.85 4.52 -0.39 -0.04 98.5 4.79 -8 -0.6 .1 0.1 -0.4 -7 .221 .497 $109,000
1994 25 CHC NL 81.0 13 13 31 3.44 4.77 0.08 0.17 97.3 4.72 11 1.2 -0.1 1.8 19 .590 .507 $109,000
1995 26 CHC NL 167.2 30 28 90 4.83 4.58 0.10 0.16 100.7 4.67 -5 -0.5 2.1 -0.1 0.8 11 .482 .497 $140,000
1996 27 CHC NL 87.0 17 16 63 6.52 4.65 0.60 0.17 103.3 4.36 -20 -1.9 .7 -0.1 -1.2 -13 .391 .489 $230,000
1997 28 CHC NL 146.1 26 25 79 4.86 4.78 0.23 0.17 103.0 4.86 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.1 13 .499 .500 $275,000
1998 29 CHC NL 3.1 3 0 6 16.20 4.84 -0.14 -0.37 104.9 4.84 -4 -0.4 .2 0.1 -0.2 -4 .373 .498 $1,450,000
2001 32 TEX AL 17.2 9 0 14 7.13 5.15 -0.26 -0.38 104.8 5.27 -4 -0.4 .3 0.1 -0.1 -2 .460 .498
7 Seasons 509.2 100 83 294 5.19 4.70 0.20 0.14 101.4 4.70 -30 -2.5 .6 -0.0 1.8 17 .475 .498 $2,313,000
CHC (5 yrs) 485.1 89 82 269 4.99 4.68 0.22 0.16 101.3 4.68 -19 -1.6 .9 -0.2 2.3 25 .482 .498 $2,204,000
PHI (1 yr) 6.2 2 1 11 14.85 4.52 -0.39 -0.04 98.5 4.79 -8 -0.6 .1 0.1 -0.4 -7 .221 .497 $109,000
TEX (1 yr) 17.2 9 0 14 7.13 5.15 -0.26 -0.38 104.8 5.27 -4 -0.4 .3 0.1 -0.1 -2 .460 .498

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
1993 24 PHI NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1994 25 CHC NL 13 31 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .074 .107 .074 .181 -51 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
1995 26 CHC NL 33 68 60 7 15 1 1 1 9 2 0 3 16 .250 .286 .350 .636 69 21 0 0 5 0 0 1
1996 27 CHC NL 19 35 27 3 8 4 1 0 6 0 0 4 11 .296 .406 .519 .925 141 14 0 1 3 0 0 1
1997 28 CHC NL 30 59 47 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 20 .128 .146 .149 .295 -23 7 0 0 11 0 0 1
1998 29 CHC NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1999 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2001 32 TEX AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 109 195 163 15 31 6 2 1 19 2 0 9 59 .190 .237 .270 .507 33 44 0 1 22 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 290 242 22 46 9 3 1 28 3 0 13 88 .190 .237 .270 .507 33 65 0 1 33 0 0
CHC (5 yrs) 98 193 161 15 31 6 2 1 19 2 0 9 59 .193 .240 .273 .513 35 44 0 1 22 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 100 195 163 15 31 6 2 1 19 2 0 9 59 .190 .237 .270 .507 33 44 0 1 22 0 0
AL (1 yr) 9 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
1993 24 PHI NL 2 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $109,000 /1
1994 25 CHC NL 13 31 -5 -0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $109,000 1
1995 26 CHC NL 33 68 -2 0 0 0 9 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .522 .505 0.7 0.0 7 $140,000 1
1996 27 CHC NL 19 35 2 -0 0 0 5 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .533 .504 0.6 -0.0 6 $230,000 1
1997 28 CHC NL 30 59 -10 0 -0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $275,000 1
1998 29 CHC NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,450,000 /1
2001 32 TEX AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 109 195 -16 0 1 0 27 13 1.2 0 13 1.2 .512 .502 1.2 0.0 13 $2,313,000
CHC (5 yrs) 98 193 -15 0 1 0 27 13 1.2 0 13 1.2 .513 .502 1.2 0.0 13 $2,204,000
PHI (1 yr) 2 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $109,000
TEX (1 yr) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 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
1993 PHI NL 24 P 2 1 0 6.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.50 .950 1.89 1.85 2 0 0% 32% 0
1994 CHC NL 25 P 13 13 0 81.0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.69 .958 1.86 1.85 10 6 38% 32% 0
1995 CHC NL 26 P 30 28 0 167.2 21 7 14 0 0 1.000 1.13 0.70 .956 1.84 1.83 11 10 48% 30% 1
1996 CHC NL 27 P 17 16 1 87.0 23 6 16 1 0 .957 2.28 1.29 .954 1.84 1.83 9 2 18% 28% 0
1997 CHC NL 28 P 26 25 1 146.1 20 6 14 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.77 .953 1.85 1.84 21 6 22% 32% 0
1998 CHC NL 29 P 3 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.89 1.83 0 0 0
2001 TEX AL 32 P 9 0 0 17.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.73 1.74 0 1 100% 29% 0
7 Seasons P 100 83 2 509.2 74 24 49 1 0 .986 1.29 0.73 .955 1.84 1.83 53 25 32% 31% 1
7 Seasons TOT 100 83 2 509.2 74 24 49 1 0 .986 1.29 0.73 .955 1.84 1.83 53 25 32% 31% 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

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1995 NL  7.998 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1995 NL  7.837 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1995 NL  32 (1st)
1997 NL  27 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1997 NL  11 (10th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1995 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2521), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1600), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1434th), 3.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 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
1993 24 Philadelphia Phillies $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 25 Chicago Cubs $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 26 Chicago Cubs $140,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 27 Chicago Cubs $230,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 28 Chicago Cubs $275,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 29 Chicago Cubs $1,450,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,313,000
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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