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A.J. Griffin

Arthur Joseph Griffin (twitter: @griffin_64)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: January 28, 1988 in El Cajon, CA
High School: Grossmont HS (El Cajon , CA)
School: University of San Diego (San Diego , CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the 2010 amateur draft.
Signed June 13, 2010. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 24, 2012 (Age 24.148, 17,832nd in MLB history)   vs. SFG 6.0 IP, 3 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Rangers 2012-2016
2016 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 3.000, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: The Legacy Agency [*]
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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
2012 24 OAK AL 7 1 .875 3.06 15 15 0 0 0 0 82.1 74 29 28 10 19 0 64 1 0 0 336 127 3.85 1.130 8.1 1.1 2.1 7.0 3.37
2013 25 OAK AL 14 10 .583 3.83 32 32 0 1 1 0 200.0 171 91 85 36 54 2 171 4 0 7 823 101 4.55 1.125 7.7 1.6 2.4 7.7 3.17
2016 28 TEX AL 3 0 1.000 3.08 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.0 28 14 13 3 15 0 34 0 0 0 155 149 3.57 1.132 6.6 0.7 3.6 8.1 2.27
3 Yrs 24 11 .686 3.54 54 54 0 1 1 0 320.1 273 134 126 49 88 2 269 5 0 7 1314 112 4.25 1.127 7.7 1.4 2.5 7.6 3.06
162 Game Avg. 15 7 .686 3.54 34 34 0 1 1 0 202 172 84 79 31 55 1 169 3 0 4 827 112 4.25 1.127 7.7 1.4 2.5 7.6 3.06
OAK (2 yrs) 21 11 .656 3.60 47 47 0 1 1 0 282.1 245 120 113 46 73 2 235 5 0 7 1159 108 4.34 1.126 7.8 1.5 2.3 7.5 3.22
TEX (1 yr) 3 0 1.000 3.08 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.0 28 14 13 3 15 0 34 0 0 0 155 149 3.57 1.132 6.6 0.7 3.6 8.1 2.27
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
2012 24 OAK AL 82.1 15 15 29 3.17 4.59 0.12 0.18 95.7 4.45 12 1.3 -0.1 2.1 20 .587 .508
2013 25 OAK AL 200.0 32 32 91 4.10 4.37 -0.25 0.17 92.6 4.43 4 0.5 -0.1 2.3 26 .514 .503 $492,500
2016 28 TEX AL 38.0 7 7 14 3.32 4.71 0.26 0.19 102.7 4.77 6 0.6 -0.0 1.0 10 .591 .504
3 Seasons 320.1 54 54 134 3.76 4.46 -0.09 0.17 94.6 4.47 22 2.4 -0.2 5.3 56 .544 .504 $492,500
OAK (2 yrs) 282.1 47 47 120 3.83 4.43 -0.14 0.17 93.5 4.43 16 1.8 -0.2 4.3 46 .537 .504 $492,500
TEX (1 yr) 38.0 7 7 14 3.32 4.71 0.26 0.19 102.7 4.77 6 0.6 -0.0 1.0 10 .591 .504

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
2012 24 OAK AL ALDS L DET 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 1.400 12.6 1.8 0.0 1.8
1 ALDS 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 1.400 12.6 1.8 0.0 1.8

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
2012 24 OAK AL 15 336 314 29 74 6 0 10 1 3 19 64 .236 .280 .350 .630 .264 110 2 1 0 2 0 3
2013 25 OAK AL 32 823 757 91 171 30 0 36 5 2 54 171 .226 .280 .408 .688 .244 309 8 4 4 4 2 6
2016 28 TEX AL 7 155 140 14 28 6 2 3 1 0 15 34 .200 .277 .336 .613 .243 47 4 0 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs 54 1314 1211 134 273 42 2 49 7 5 88 269 .225 .279 .385 .664 .249 466 14 5 4 6 2 10
162 Game Avg. 34 827 762 84 172 26 1 31 4 3 55 169 .225 .279 .385 .664 .249 293 9 3 3 4 1 6
MLB Averages .254 .317 .400 .717 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 24 OAK AL 8.8 0.9 341 0.7 5.5 -4.9 .92 0.9 -0.2 8.9 1.0 0.86 10.5 0 0 0
2013 25 OAK AL 1.6 0.2 836 -0.1 14.0 -14.2 .98 0.1 -0.3 6.1 0.6 0.88 0.0 0 0 0
2016 28 TEX AL 5.9 0.6 156 0.4 2.6 -2.3 .89 0.5 -0.1 5.1 0.5 0.86 5.9 0 0 0
3 Yrs 16.3 1.7 1333 0.9 22.2 -21.3 .95 1.6 -0.6 20.2 2.1 0.87 16.4 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
2012 24 OAK AL 15 15 7 1 7 2 0 12 3 .800 1 4 0 0 9 60% 55.2 76 24 9 0 0 7 5.6 5.7 5.5 95 2 4 9 0 109
2013 25 OAK AL 32 32 14 10 8 5 2 19 13 .594 5 2 1 1 15 47% 54.9 88 16 10 3 0 17 4.8 4.8 6.3 100 0 15 17 0 110
2016 28 TEX AL 7 7 3 0 4 0 0 6 1 .857 0 2 0 0 4 57% 56.4 74 37 5 1 0 4 7.1 6.6 5.4 92 1 3 3 0 108
3 Yrs 54 54 24 11 19 7 2 37 17 .685 6 8 1 1 28 52% 55 88 16 24 4 0 28 5.3 5.3 5.9 98 3 22 29 0 110
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 104 -16 4.3 4.0 5.9 95

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%
2012 24 OAK AL 336 49% 3.0% 19.1% 5.7% 4.8% 22% 0.61 0.70 72% 21% 7.7% 17% 55 2 4%
2013 25 OAK AL 823 45% 4.4% 20.8% 6.6% 8.0% 39% 0.47 0.60 67% 23% 11.3% 19% 142 8 6%
2016 28 TEX AL 155 50% 1.9% 21.9% 9.7% 7.1% 39% 0.61 0.65 66% 21% 6.1% 26% 20 4 20%
3 Yrs 1314 47% 3.7% 20.5% 6.7% 7.1% 34% 0.52 0.63 68% 22% 9.9% 19% 217 14 6%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 20.2% 7.8% 7.5% 33% 0.84 1.12 68% 23% 7.8% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 24 OAK AL 337 1419 4.21 923 65.0% 27.7% 14.5% 30.4% 27.3% 72.3% 0.0% 47.0% 79.9% 61.7% 2.4% 8 6 28.2% 95 49 2 12 52 18.8% 8 2 0 0 0
2013 25 OAK AL 823 3212 3.90 2062 64.2% 30.5% 14.3% 26.4% 28.8% 69.5% 0.2% 44.6% 79.5% 59.5% 4.1% 34 21 27.9% 230 125 16 49 122 28.7% 27 12 0 0 0
2016 28 TEX AL 155 647 4.17 402 62.1% 31.6% 14.2% 27.9% 26.4% 68.4% 0.0% 42.5% 79.3% 61.3% 5.2% 8 6 19.4% 30 13 1 13 21 38.2% 3 2 0 0 0
3 Yrs 1315 5278 4.01 3387 64.2% 29.9% 14.3% 27.7% 28.1% 70.1% 0.1% 45.0% 79.6% 60.3% 3.8% 50 33 27.0% 355 187 19 74 195 27.5% 38 16 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.3% 16.4% 27.2% 29.1% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.5% 60.3% 4.5% 24.4% 23.9%

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
2012 24 OAK AL 336 74 11 1 10 0 3 5 5 4 6 6 4 1 67% 3 0 1 113 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
2013 25 OAK AL 823 171 16 4 36 2 11 21 15 15 21 22 13 3 59% 6 7 1 258 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 0
2016 28 TEX AL 155 28 3 0 3 0 2 1 2 2 1 7 3 0 43% 1 0 1 46 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 1314 273 30 5 49 2 16 27 22 21 28 35 20 4 57% 10 7 3 417 7 5 58% 6 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 19 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

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+
2012 24 7 1 .875 3.06 15 15 0 0 0 0 82.1 74 29 28 10 19 0 64 1 0 0 336 127 1.130 8.1 1.1 2.1 7.0 3.37 127
2013 25 21 11 .656 3.60 47 47 0 1 1 0 282.1 245 120 113 46 73 2 235 5 0 7 1159 108 1.126 7.8 1.5 2.3 7.5 3.22 108
2014 26 21 11 .656 3.60 47 47 0 1 1 0 282.1 245 120 113 46 73 2 235 5 0 7 1159 108 1.126 7.8 1.5 2.3 7.5 3.22 108
2015 27 21 11 .656 3.60 47 47 0 1 1 0 282.1 245 120 113 46 73 2 235 5 0 7 1159 108 1.126 7.8 1.5 2.3 7.5 3.22 108
2016 28 24 11 .686 3.54 54 54 0 1 1 0 320.1 273 134 126 49 88 2 269 5 0 7 1314 112 1.127 7.7 1.4 2.5 7.6 3.06 112

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
2012 24 5 4 .556 2.85 82.0 75 29 26 10 19 64 1 1.146 8.2 2.1 7.0 3.37 1.1 15
2013 25 11 11 .500 3.74 200.0 172 92 83 36 54 171 4 1.130 7.7 2.4 7.7 3.17 1.6 32
2016 28 2 2 .500 2.84 38.0 27 13 12 3 14 34 0 1.079 6.4 3.3 8.1 2.43 0.7 7
3 Yrs 18 17 .514 3.40 320.0 274 134 121 49 87 269 5 1.128 7.7 7.6 3.09 1.4 54



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  14 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2013 AL  1.125 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  7.695 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 AL  1 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  36 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1755), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1221st), 5.3 career WAR/5.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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