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John Grabow    \GRAY-bo\

John William Grabow

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: November 4, 1978 in Arcadia, CA
High School: San Gabriel HS (San Gabriel, CA)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 2003 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 2004 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs 2003-2011
Agents: Paul Kinzer, previously: Arn Tellem,Tom O'Connell [*]
Final Game: September 20, 2011 (Age 32)
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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
2003 24 PIT NL 0 0 3.60 5 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 22 130 -0.57 1.200 10.8 0.0 0.0 16.2
2004 25 PIT NL 2 5 .286 5.11 68 0 10 0 0 1 61.2 81 39 35 8 28 7 64 0 0 5 286 84 4.02 1.768 11.8 1.2 4.1 9.3 2.29
2005 26 PIT NL 2 3 .400 4.85 63 0 8 0 0 0 52.0 46 31 28 6 25 2 42 2 0 1 222 87 4.46 1.365 8.0 1.0 4.3 7.3 1.68
2006 27 PIT NL 4 2 .667 4.13 72 0 17 0 0 0 69.2 68 34 32 7 30 3 66 3 0 0 303 108 3.98 1.407 8.8 0.9 3.9 8.5 2.20
2007 28 PIT NL 3 2 .600 4.53 63 0 14 0 0 1 51.2 56 27 26 6 19 2 42 1 0 3 228 97 4.29 1.452 9.8 1.0 3.3 7.3 2.21
2008 29 PIT NL 6 3 .667 2.84 74 0 18 0 0 4 76.0 60 25 24 9 37 2 62 1 2 4 322 147 4.54 1.276 7.1 1.1 4.4 7.3 1.68
2009 30 TOT NL 3 0 1.000 3.36 75 0 12 0 0 0 72.1 62 28 27 5 40 3 57 3 0 1 314 128 4.20 1.410 7.7 0.6 5.0 7.1 1.43
2009 30 PIT NL 3 0 1.000 3.42 45 0 4 0 0 0 47.1 43 19 18 4 28 2 41 2 0 0 209 122 4.36 1.500 8.2 0.8 5.3 7.8 1.46
2009 30 CHC NL 0 0 3.24 30 0 8 0 0 0 25.0 19 9 9 1 12 1 16 1 0 1 105 139 3.90 1.240 6.8 0.4 4.3 5.8 1.33
2010 31 CHC NL 1 3 .250 7.36 28 0 9 0 0 0 25.2 35 24 21 5 13 0 20 1 0 1 126 58 5.69 1.870 12.3 1.8 4.6 7.0 1.54
2011 32 CHC NL 3 1 .750 4.76 58 0 22 0 0 0 62.1 67 39 33 9 28 4 38 1 3 3 282 82 5.08 1.524 9.7 1.3 4.0 5.5 1.36
9 Yrs 24 19 .558 4.31 506 0 111 0 0 6 476.1 481 250 228 55 220 23 400 12 5 18 2105 99 4.38 1.472 9.1 1.0 4.2 7.6 1.82
162 Game Avg. 3 3 .558 4.31 68 0 15 0 0 1 64 65 34 31 7 30 3 54 2 1 2 283 99 4.38 1.472 9.1 1.0 4.2 7.6 1.82
PIT (7 yrs) 20 15 .571 4.09 390 0 72 0 0 6 363.1 360 178 165 40 167 18 326 9 2 13 1592 105 4.20 1.450 8.9 1.0 4.1 8.1 1.95
CHC (3 yrs) 4 4 .500 5.02 116 0 39 0 0 0 113.0 121 72 63 15 53 5 74 3 3 5 513 82 4.96 1.540 9.6 1.2 4.2 5.9 1.40

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
2003 24 PIT NL 5.0 5 0 3 5.40 4.70 -0.04 -0.35 103.4 4.54 -0 -0.1 .5 0.0 0.0 -0 .490 .500
2004 25 PIT NL 61.2 68 0 39 5.69 4.81 -0.14 -0.35 101.6 4.67 -7 -0.7 1.3 -0.2 -0.4 -2 .489 .495 $300,000
2005 26 PIT NL 52.0 63 0 31 5.37 4.73 0.07 -0.36 100.6 4.32 -6 -0.6 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 -2 .490 .496 $327,000
2006 27 PIT NL 69.2 72 0 34 4.39 4.92 -0.26 -0.36 100.2 4.83 4 0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.9 10 .505 .502 $341,750
2007 28 PIT NL 51.2 63 0 27 4.70 4.87 -0.13 -0.35 98.1 4.56 -1 -0.1 1.2 -0.1 0.3 4 .499 .500 $832,500
2008 29 PIT NL 76.0 74 0 25 2.96 4.62 -0.09 -0.34 98.0 4.29 12 1.2 1.3 0.1 2.0 18 .516 .507 $1,135,000
2009 30 PIT NL 47.1 45 0 19 3.61 4.48 0.15 -0.33 98.6 3.94 2 0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.5 6 .504 .501 $2,300,000
2009 30 CHC NL 25.0 30 0 9 3.24 4.51 -0.15 -0.33 104.8 4.54 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .512 .502
2010 31 CHC NL 25.2 28 0 24 8.42 4.38 -0.30 -0.33 107.2 4.67 -11 -1.1 .9 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .461 .493 $2,700,000
2011 32 CHC NL 62.1 58 0 39 5.63 4.21 -0.25 -0.32 103.0 4.28 -10 -1.1 .6 0.1 -0.5 -5 .482 .493 $4,800,000
9 Seasons 476.1 506 0 250 4.72 4.64 -0.12 -0.34 100.7 4.45 -15 -1.5 1.1 -0.6 2.0 27 .497 .499 $12,736,250
PIT (7 yrs) 363.1 390 0 178 4.41 4.74 -0.08 -0.35 99.6 4.46 2 0.3 1.2 -0.6 2.9 34 .501 .500 $5,236,250
CHC (3 yrs) 113.0 116 0 72 5.73 4.32 -0.24 -0.32 104.4 4.42 -17 -1.8 .8 -0.0 -0.8 -7 .484 .496 $7,500,000

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
2003 24 PIT NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2004 25 PIT NL 68 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 26 PIT NL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 27 PIT NL 72 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 28 PIT NL 63 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 29 PIT NL 74 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 30 TOT NL 75 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2009 30 PIT NL 45 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2009 30 CHC NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 31 CHC NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 32 CHC NL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 506 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (7 yrs) 390 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
CHC (3 yrs) 116 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
2003 24 PIT NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2004 25 PIT NL 68 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $300,000 1
2005 26 PIT NL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $327,000 1
2006 27 PIT NL 72 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $341,750 1
2007 28 PIT NL 63 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $832,500 1
2008 29 PIT NL 74 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,135,000 1
2009 30 PIT NL 45 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,300,000 1
2009 30 CHC NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2010 31 CHC NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,700,000 1
2011 32 CHC NL 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,800,000 1
9 Seasons 506 6 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 2 $12,736,250
PIT (7 yrs) 390 6 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $5,236,250
CHC (3 yrs) 116 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 1 $7,500,000

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
2003 PIT NL 24 P 5 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.84 0 0 0
2004 PIT NL 25 P 68 0 0 61.2 17 2 15 0 2 1.000 2 6 2.48 0.25 .965 1.84 1.82 3 4 57% 28% 1
2005 PIT NL 26 P 63 0 0 52.0 9 0 8 1 1 .889 2 8 1.38 0.13 .960 1.75 1.73 2 1 33% 29% 1
2006 PIT NL 27 P 72 0 0 69.2 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 2.20 0.24 .958 1.72 1.71 2 1 33% 28% 0
2007 PIT NL 28 P 63 0 0 51.2 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 -3 -11 1.05 0.10 .965 1.69 1.67 10 0 0% 25% 0
2008 PIT NL 29 P 74 0 0 76.0 13 3 9 1 1 .923 0 0 1.42 0.16 .959 1.73 1.72 3 2 40% 27% 1
2009 TOT NL 30 P 75 0 0 72.1 10 0 9 1 0 .900 -1 -2 1.12 0.12 .956 1.72 1.70 5 1 17% 29% 1
2009 PIT NL 30 P 45 0 0 47.1 9 0 8 1 0 .889 -1 -4 1.52 0.18 .956 1.71 1.70 3 1 25% 29% 1
2009 CHC NL 30 P 30 0 0 25.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.36 0.03 .960 1.73 1.70 2 0 0% 29% 0
2010 CHC NL 31 P 28 0 0 25.2 6 1 3 2 0 .667 -2 -16 1.40 0.14 .953 1.72 1.72 6 0 0% 29% 0
2011 CHC NL 32 P 58 0 0 62.1 8 3 4 1 0 .875 -1 -3 1.01 0.12 .955 1.80 1.79 3 3 50% 28% 2
9 Seasons P 506 0 0 476.1 86 15 65 6 4 .930 -4 -1 1.51 0.16 .959 1.75 1.73 34 12 26% 27% 6
9 Seasons TOT 506 0 0 476.1 86 15 65 6 4 .930 -4 -8 1.51 0.16 .959 1.75 1.73 34 12 26% 27% 6
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2024), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (859th), 2.2 career WAR/3.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 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
2004 25 Pittsburgh Pirates $300,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 26 Pittsburgh Pirates $327,000 ?
2006 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $341,750 ?
2007 28 Pittsburgh Pirates $832,500 ?
2008 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,135,000 ?
2009 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,300,000 ?
2010 31 Chicago Cubs $2,700,000 6.016
2011 32 Chicago Cubs $4,800,000 7.016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,736,250
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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Name and misspellings: John james jim jimmy John jon William Grabow

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