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John Franco

John Anthony Franco

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: September 17, 1960 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: St. John's University (Queens, NY)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th round of the 1981 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1981. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1984 (Age 23.220, 12,493rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Reds/Astros 1984-2005
Agents: Dennis Gilbert,Dan Horwits,??? Giordano [*]
Final Game: July 1, 2005 (Age 44.287)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 21, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #161. Jim McCormick… #162. Jack Taylor… #163. John Candelaria… #164. JOHN FRANCO… #165. Wilbur Wood… #166. Mike Garcia… #167. Lee Meadows… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1984 23 CIN NL 6 2 .750 2.61 54 0 30 0 0 4 79.1 74 28 23 3 36 4 55 2 0 2 335 145 3.31 1.387 8.4 0.3 4.1 6.2 1.53
1985 24 CIN NL 12 3 .800 2.18 67 0 33 0 0 12 99.0 83 27 24 5 40 8 61 1 0 4 407 172 3.35 1.242 7.5 0.5 3.6 5.5 1.53
1986 ★ 25 CIN NL 6 6 .500 2.94 74 0 52 0 0 29 101.0 90 40 33 7 44 12 84 2 2 4 429 131 3.37 1.327 8.0 0.6 3.9 7.5 1.91 AS
1987 ★ 26 CIN NL 8 5 .615 2.52 68 0 60 0 0 32 82.0 76 26 23 6 27 6 61 0 0 1 344 167 3.32 1.256 8.3 0.7 3.0 6.7 2.26 AS
1988 27 CIN NL 6 6 .500 1.57 70 0 61 0 0 39 86.0 60 18 15 3 27 3 46 0 2 1 336 230 3.09 1.012 6.3 0.3 2.8 4.8 1.70 MVP-12
1989 ★ 28 CIN NL 4 8 .333 3.12 60 0 50 0 0 32 80.2 77 35 28 3 36 8 60 0 2 3 345 116 3.10 1.401 8.6 0.3 4.0 6.7 1.67 AS
1990 ★ 29 NYM NL 5 3 .625 2.53 55 0 48 0 0 33 67.2 66 22 19 4 21 2 56 0 2 7 287 150 2.85 1.286 8.8 0.5 2.8 7.4 2.67 AS
1991 30 NYM NL 5 9 .357 2.93 52 0 48 0 0 30 55.1 61 27 18 2 18 4 45 1 0 6 247 126 2.73 1.428 9.9 0.3 2.9 7.3 2.50
1992 31 NYM NL 6 2 .750 1.64 31 0 30 0 0 15 33.0 24 6 6 1 11 2 20 0 0 0 128 217 2.96 1.061 6.5 0.3 3.0 5.5 1.82
1993 32 NYM NL 4 3 .571 5.20 35 0 30 0 0 10 36.1 46 24 21 6 19 3 29 1 0 5 172 78 5.19 1.789 11.4 1.5 4.7 7.2 1.53
1994 33 NYM NL 1 4 .200 2.70 47 0 43 0 0 30 50.0 47 20 15 2 19 0 42 1 0 1 216 156 3.17 1.320 8.5 0.4 3.4 7.6 2.21 CYA-7,MVP-20
1995 34 NYM NL 5 3 .625 2.44 48 0 41 0 0 29 51.2 48 17 14 4 17 2 41 0 0 0 213 166 3.51 1.258 8.4 0.7 3.0 7.1 2.41
1996 35 NYM NL 4 3 .571 1.83 51 0 44 0 0 28 54.0 54 15 11 2 21 0 48 0 0 2 235 220 3.04 1.389 9.0 0.3 3.5 8.0 2.29
1997 36 NYM NL 5 3 .625 2.55 59 0 53 0 0 36 60.0 49 18 17 3 20 2 53 1 0 6 244 161 3.04 1.150 7.4 0.5 3.0 8.0 2.65
1998 37 NYM NL 0 8 .000 3.62 61 0 54 0 0 38 64.2 66 28 26 4 29 7 59 4 0 2 289 117 3.65 1.469 9.2 0.6 4.0 8.2 2.03
1999 38 NYM NL 0 2 .000 2.88 46 0 34 0 0 19 40.2 40 14 13 1 19 1 41 2 0 0 182 155 2.99 1.451 8.9 0.2 4.2 9.1 2.16
2000 39 NYM NL 5 4 .556 3.40 62 0 14 0 0 4 55.2 46 24 21 6 26 6 56 2 0 2 239 132 4.03 1.293 7.4 1.0 4.2 9.1 2.15
2001 40 NYM NL 6 2 .750 4.05 58 0 16 0 0 2 53.1 55 25 24 8 19 2 50 2 1 4 232 103 4.31 1.388 9.3 1.4 3.2 8.4 2.63
2002 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2003 42 NYM NL 0 3 .000 2.62 38 0 13 0 0 2 34.1 35 11 10 5 13 2 16 1 0 2 148 162 5.22 1.398 9.2 1.3 3.4 4.2 1.23
2004 43 NYM NL 2 7 .222 5.28 52 0 16 0 0 0 46.0 46 28 27 6 24 2 36 1 0 2 207 81 4.81 1.522 9.0 1.2 4.7 7.0 1.50
2005 44 HOU NL 0 1 .000 7.20 31 0 4 0 0 0 15.0 23 13 12 0 9 2 16 1 0 0 77 60 2.89 2.133 13.8 0.0 5.4 9.6 1.78
21 Yrs 90 87 .508 2.89 1119 0 774 0 0 424 1245.2 1166 466 400 81 495 78 975 22 9 54 5312 138 3.45 1.333 8.4 0.6 3.6 7.0 1.97
162 Game Avg. 5 5 .508 2.89 68 0 47 0 0 26 76 71 28 24 5 30 5 59 1 1 3 323 138 3.45 1.333 8.4 0.6 3.6 7.0 1.97
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
NYM (14 yrs) 48 56 .462 3.10 695 0 484 0 0 276 702.2 683 279 242 54 276 35 592 16 3 39 3039 132 3.60 1.365 8.7 0.7 3.5 7.6 2.14
CIN (6 yrs) 42 30 .583 2.49 393 0 286 0 0 148 528.0 460 174 146 27 210 41 367 5 6 15 2196 153 3.26 1.269 7.8 0.5 3.6 6.3 1.75
HOU (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.20 31 0 4 0 0 0 15.0 23 13 12 0 9 2 16 1 0 0 77 60 2.89 2.133 13.8 0.0 5.4 9.6 1.78
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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
1984 23 CIN NL 79.1 54 0 28 3.18 4.16 -0.31 -0.32 105.4 4.37 10 1.1 1.5 0.1 2.0 17 .520 .507
1985 24 CIN NL 99.0 67 0 27 2.45 4.10 0.08 -0.32 104.7 3.87 15 1.7 1.7 0.4 3.1 24 .525 .510 $75,000
1986 ★ 25 CIN NL 101.0 74 0 40 3.56 4.18 -0.14 -0.32 102.7 4.10 5 0.6 2.1 0.2 1.7 15 .508 .504 $195,000 AS
1987 ★ 26 CIN NL 82.0 68 0 26 2.85 4.45 -0.06 -0.34 101.9 4.25 12 1.3 1.9 0.4 2.5 21 .519 .508 $300,000 AS
1988 27 CIN NL 86.0 70 0 18 1.88 3.88 0.36 -0.31 103.9 3.34 14 1.6 1.8 0.5 3.0 21 .523 .510 $675,000 MVP-12
1989 ★ 28 CIN NL 80.2 60 0 35 3.90 3.96 -0.26 -0.31 104.2 4.08 1 0.2 2.0 -0.2 0.7 8 .503 .501 $1,067,500 AS
1990 ★ 29 NYM NL 67.2 55 0 22 2.93 4.15 -0.23 -0.32 98.4 4.00 7 0.8 1.8 0.2 1.5 14 .514 .505 $1,633,333 AS
1991 30 NYM NL 55.1 52 0 27 4.39 4.11 -0.42 -0.32 98.5 4.15 -2 -0.2 2.2 -0.2 0.1 3 .496 .499 $2,633,333
1992 31 NYM NL 33.0 31 0 6 1.64 3.97 -0.29 -0.31 97.2 3.84 8 0.9 2.0 0.4 1.6 10 .530 .506 $3,333,334
1993 32 NYM NL 36.1 35 0 24 5.94 4.49 -0.13 -0.34 101.5 4.33 -7 -0.7 1.7 -0.3 -0.8 -3 .479 .495 $4,000,000
1994 33 NYM NL 50.0 47 0 20 3.60 4.71 -0.16 -0.36 97.7 4.40 4 0.4 1.8 0.1 0.9 9 .509 .503 $4,000,000 CYA-7,MVP-20
1995 34 NYM NL 51.2 48 0 17 2.96 4.58 -0.14 -0.34 97.0 4.24 7 0.7 1.9 0.2 1.3 12 .514 .504 $2,550,000
1996 35 NYM NL 54.0 51 0 15 2.50 4.71 0.47 -0.36 92.7 3.61 7 0.7 1.9 0.2 1.4 11 .514 .504 $2,600,000
1997 36 NYM NL 60.0 59 0 18 2.70 4.62 0.24 -0.35 94.3 3.80 7 0.7 1.8 0.2 1.5 13 .513 .505 $3,000,000
1998 37 NYM NL 64.2 61 0 28 3.90 4.62 0.05 -0.35 98.6 4.15 2 0.2 2.1 -0.0 0.7 7 .503 .501 $2,900,000
1999 38 NYM NL 40.2 46 0 14 3.10 5.01 0.13 -0.38 99.7 4.49 6 0.6 1.3 0.0 1.0 10 .513 .504 $2,950,000
2000 39 NYM NL 55.2 62 0 24 3.88 5.09 0.06 -0.39 95.5 4.43 3 0.3 1.5 -0.0 0.8 9 .505 .502 $3,350,000
2001 40 NYM NL 53.1 58 0 25 4.22 4.76 -0.01 -0.36 96.0 4.23 -0 -0.0 1.7 -0.1 0.3 5 .500 .500 $3,583,333
2003 42 NYM NL 34.1 38 0 11 2.88 4.90 -0.28 -0.36 97.2 4.68 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.9 10 .518 .504 $3,833,333
2004 43 NYM NL 46.0 52 0 28 5.48 4.78 -0.22 -0.35 98.6 4.59 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .491 .497 $1,000,000
2005 44 HOU NL 15.0 31 0 13 7.80 4.96 0.34 -0.38 101.1 4.30 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .481 .496 $700,000
21 Seasons 1245.2 1119 0 466 3.37 4.40 -0.05 -0.34 100.0 4.11 95 10.4 1.7 1.9 23.7 209 .509 .503 $44,379,166
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
NYM (14 yrs) 702.2 695 0 279 3.57 4.60 -0.05 -0.35 97.2 4.19 44 4.6 1.7 0.4 11.2 108 .507 .502 $41,366,666
CIN (6 yrs) 528.0 393 0 174 2.97 4.12 -0.05 -0.32 103.8 4.00 57 6.4 1.9 1.5 13.0 105 .516 .507 $2,312,500
HOU (1 yr) 15.0 31 0 13 7.80 4.96 0.34 -0.38 101.1 4.30 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .481 .496 $700,000

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
1999 38 NYM NL NLDS W ARI 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 2 0 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0.273 2.5 0.0 0.0 4.9
1999 38 NYM NL NLCS L ATL 0 0 3.38 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 10.1 3.00
2000 39 NYM NL NLDS W SFG 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0
2000 39 NYM NL NLCS W STL 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 13 1.875 10.1 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
2000 39 NYM NL WS L NYY 1 0 1.000 0.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0.900 8.1 0.0 0.0 2.7
2 Yrs (5 Series) 2 0 1.000 1.88 15 0 4 0 0 1 14.1 11 3 3 0 3 0 10 0 0 1 54 0.977 6.9 0.0 1.9 6.3 3.33
2 NLDS 1 0 1.000 0.00 5 0 3 0 0 1 5.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 18 0.353 3.2 0.0 0.0 6.4
2 NLCS 0 0 5.06 6 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 3 3 0 3 0 5 0 0 1 25 1.688 10.1 0.0 5.1 8.4 1.67
1 WS 1 0 1.000 0.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0.900 8.1 0.0 0.0 2.7

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
1984 23 CIN NL 54 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1985 24 CIN NL 67 8 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 85 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1986 ★ 25 CIN NL 74 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1987 ★ 26 CIN NL 68 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1988 27 CIN NL 70 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-12
1989 ★ 28 CIN NL 60 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 89 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1990 ★ 29 NYM NL 55 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1991 30 NYM NL 52 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 31 NYM NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 32 NYM NL 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 33 NYM NL 47 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-7,MVP-20
1995 34 NYM NL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 35 NYM NL 51 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 36 NYM NL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 37 NYM NL 61 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 38 NYM NL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 39 NYM NL 62 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 40 NYM NL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2003 42 NYM NL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 43 NYM NL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 44 HOU NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
21 Yrs 1119 37 34 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 .088 .088 .088 .176 -52 3 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .088 .088 .088 .176 -52 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
NYM (14 yrs) 695 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (6 yrs) 393 22 19 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .158 .158 .158 .316 -13 3 0 0 3 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 31 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
1984 23 CIN NL 54 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 1
1985 24 CIN NL 67 8 1 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $75,000 1
1986 ★ 25 CIN NL 74 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $195,000 1 AS
1987 ★ 26 CIN NL 68 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $300,000 1 AS
1988 27 CIN NL 70 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $675,000 1 MVP-12
1989 ★ 28 CIN NL 60 3 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $1,067,500 1 AS
1990 ★ 29 NYM NL 55 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $1,633,333 1 AS
1991 30 NYM NL 52 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,633,333 1
1992 31 NYM NL 31 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,333,334 1
1993 32 NYM NL 35 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000,000 1
1994 33 NYM NL 47 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000,000 1 CYA-7,MVP-20
1995 34 NYM NL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,550,000 1
1996 35 NYM NL 51 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,600,000 1
1997 36 NYM NL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $3,000,000 1
1998 37 NYM NL 61 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,900,000 1
1999 38 NYM NL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,950,000 1
2000 39 NYM NL 62 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $3,350,000 1
2001 40 NYM NL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $3,583,333 1
2003 42 NYM NL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,833,333 1
2004 43 NYM NL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,000,000 1
2005 44 HOU NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $700,000 1
21 Seasons 1119 37 -6 0 0 0 11 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .500 .500 0.5 0.3 5 $44,379,166
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYM (14 yrs) 695 15 -4 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $41,366,666
CIN (6 yrs) 393 22 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .501 .500 0.4 0.2 3 $2,312,500
HOU (1 yr) 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $700,000

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
1999 38 NYM NL NLDS ARI W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 38 NYM NL NLCS ATL L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 39 NYM NL NLDS SFG W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 39 NYM NL NLCS STL W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 39 NYM NL WS NYY L 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (5 Series) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1984 CIN NL 23 P 54 0 0 79.1 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 2.27 0.37 .954 1.88 1.87 7 9 56% 31% 1
1985 CIN NL 24 P 67 0 0 99.0 31 9 21 1 1 .968 2.73 0.45 .953 1.92 1.92 4 5 56% 30% 2
1986 CIN NL 25 P 74 0 0 101.0 32 6 22 4 2 .875 2.50 0.38 .955 1.94 1.94 4 5 56% 32% 0 AS
1987 CIN NL 26 P 68 0 0 82.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.16 .955 1.91 1.90 4 3 43% 29% 0 AS
1988 CIN NL 27 P 70 0 0 86.0 22 3 18 1 1 .955 2.20 0.30 .955 1.96 1.96 1 4 80% 29% 2 MVP-12
1989 CIN NL 28 P 60 0 0 80.2 22 2 19 1 1 .955 2.34 0.35 .947 1.87 1.87 2 3 60% 32% 1 AS
1990 NYM NL 29 P 55 0 0 67.2 18 4 13 1 0 .944 2.26 0.31 .957 1.80 1.79 6 1 14% 29% 1 AS
1991 NYM NL 30 P 52 0 0 55.1 14 3 10 1 1 .929 2.11 0.25 .955 1.85 1.85 4 2 33% 33% 0
1992 NYM NL 31 P 31 0 0 33.0 14 2 12 0 2 1.000 3.82 0.45 .954 1.94 1.94 2 3 60% 32% 0
1993 NYM NL 32 P 35 0 0 36.1 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 2.97 0.34 .953 1.83 1.83 4 0 0% 32% 1
1994 NYM NL 33 P 47 0 0 50.0 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 1.98 0.23 .958 1.85 1.85 1 1 50% 32% 1 CYA-7,MVP-20
1995 NYM NL 34 P 48 0 0 51.2 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 1.92 0.23 .956 1.85 1.83 1 1 50% 30% 1
1996 NYM NL 35 P 51 0 0 54.0 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.18 .954 1.83 1.83 1 1 50% 28% 1
1997 NYM NL 36 P 59 0 0 60.0 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 2.70 0.31 .953 1.85 1.84 2 0 0% 32% 1
1998 NYM NL 37 P 61 0 0 64.2 20 4 16 0 2 1.000 2.78 0.33 .961 1.85 1.84 2 1 33% 32% 2
1999 NYM NL 38 P 46 0 0 40.2 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.77 0.17 .951 1.73 1.71 10 0 0% 29% 0
2000 NYM NL 39 P 62 0 0 55.2 10 1 8 1 0 .900 1.46 0.15 .962 1.75 1.72 7 1 13% 32% 1
2001 NYM NL 40 P 58 0 0 53.1 9 1 7 1 0 .889 1.35 0.14 .959 1.76 1.73 2 1 33% 33% 1
2003 NYM NL 42 P 38 0 0 34.1 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.62 0.26 .957 1.83 1.83 2 1 33% 31% 1
2004 NYM NL 43 P 52 0 0 46.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.17 0.12 .965 1.84 1.82 1 0 0% 28% 0
2005 HOU NL 44 P 31 0 0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -13 0.00 0.00 1.74 1.73 0 1 100% 29% 0
21 Seasons P 1119 0 0 1245.2 308 63 234 11 13 .964 -1 -2 2.15 0.27 .955 1.86 1.84 67 43 39% 31% 17
21 Seasons TOT 1119 0 0 1245.2 308 63 234 11 13 .964 -1 -12 2.15 0.27 .955 1.86 1.84 67 43 39% 31% 17
Lg 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
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

Hall of Fame
2011 BBWAA ( 4.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1988 NL (12, 7%)
1994 NL (20, 1%)
0.08 Career Shares (1006th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1994 NL (7, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (307th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1988 July NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Aug 25th NL Player of the Week
1988 Jul 31st NL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  2.89 (134th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.044 (119th)

Games Played s c a p y
1985 NL  67 (6th)
1986 NL  74 (3rd)
1987 NL  68 (10th)
1988 NL  70 (4th)
Career  1,119 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1986 NL  29 (5th)
1987 NL  32 (4th)
1988 NL  39 (1st)
1989 NL  32 (3rd)
1990 NL  33 (1st)
1991 NL  30 (3rd)
1992 NL  15 (10th)
1994 NL  30 (1st)
1995 NL  29 (8th)
1996 NL  28 (10th)
1997 NL  36 (4th)
1998 NL  38 (5th)
Career  424 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1986 NL  52 (4th)
1987 NL  60 (1st)
1988 NL  61 (1st)
1989 NL  50 (7th)
1990 NL  48 (4th)
1991 NL  48 (5th)
1994 NL  43 (2nd)
1997 NL  53 (9th)
1998 NL  54 (7th)
Career  774 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Career  138 (18th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1985 NL  17 (9th)
1988 NL  18 (8th)
Career  140 (147th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1985 NL  1.8 (9th)
1988 NL  2.0 (8th)
Career  14.4 (151st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1988 NL  18.49 (9th)
Career  101.42 (151st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1985 NL  3.8 (5th)
1986 NL  3.0 (10th)
1988 NL  3.6 (4th)
Career  19.1 (72nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
Career  10.4 (148th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1988 NL  2.0 (9th)
Career  10.4 (154th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1986 NL  74 (3rd)
1988 NL  70 (4th)
Career  1,119 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1999 NL  born 1960-09-17 (7th)
2000 NL  born 1960-09-17 (7th)
2001 NL  born 1960-09-17 (7th)
2003 NL  born 1960-09-17 (4th)
2004 NL  born 1960-09-17 (2nd)
2005 NL  born 1960-09-17 (2nd)

                                         

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 - 9 (273), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 40 (637), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 124 (66), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (773), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (46th), 24.2 career WAR/15.7 7yr-peak WAR/19.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1985 24 Cincinnati Reds $75,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 25 Cincinnati Reds $195,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Includes $10,000 earned bonus
1987 26 Cincinnati Reds $300,000 ? Scully, Business of MLB, p. 164
1988 27 Cincinnati Reds $675,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88 Arbitration loss; $925,000 request
1989 28 Cincinnati Reds $1,067,500 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 New York Mets $1,633,333* ?
1991 30 New York Mets $2,633,333 ? USA Today survey
1992 31 New York Mets $3,333,334 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 32 New York Mets $4,000,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $500,000 signing bonus
1994 33 New York Mets $4,000,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $500,000 signing bonus
1995 34 New York Mets $2,550,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1996 35 New York Mets $2,600,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $100,000 earned bonus
1997 36 New York Mets $3,000,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1; 1997 postseason AP Includes $250,000 earned bonus
1998 37 New York Mets $2,900,000 ? 11/23/98 USA Today Includes $300,000 earned bonus
1999 38 New York Mets $2,950,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today Includes $150,000 earned bonus
2000 39 New York Mets $3,350,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 40 New York Mets $3,583,333 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 41 New York Mets $3,083,333 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 42 New York Mets $3,833,333 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 43 New York Mets $1,000,000* ?
2005 44 Houston Astros $700,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$47,462,499
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $1,708,333 - 11/21/90 NYT -
*2004 - $1,100,000 - 4/7/04 AP -
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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