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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Athletics 2012-2013
2015 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.102, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Legacy Sports Group [*]
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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
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
162 Game Avg. 15 8 .656 3.60 34 34 0 1 1 0 204 177 87 82 33 53 1 170 4 0 5 838 108 4.34 1.126 7.8 1.5 2.3 7.5 3.22
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
2 Seasons 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

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
2 Yrs 47 1159 1071 120 245 36 0 46 6 5 73 235 .229 .280 .391 .671 .250 419 10 5 4 6 2 9
162 Game Avg. 34 838 775 87 177 26 0 33 4 4 53 170 .229 .280 .391 .671 .250 303 7 4 3 4 1 7
MLB Averages .254 .318 .401 .719 .297

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 8.7 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 -2.1 -0.2 836 -0.3 14.0 -14.2 .98 0.0 -0.3 4.7 0.5 0.88 -1.6 0 0 0
2 Yrs 6.6 0.7 1177 0.4 19.5 -19.1 .96 0.9 -0.5 13.6 1.4 0.88 8.9 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

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 6.0 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 5.2 6.3 100 0 15 17 0 110
2 Yrs 47 47 21 11 15 7 2 31 16 .660 6 6 1 1 24 51% 55 88 16 19 3 0 24 5.0 5.4 6.0 99 2 19 26 0 110
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 101 -13 4.3 4.3 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%
2 Yrs 1159 46% 4.0% 20.3% 6.3% 7.1% 34% 0.51 0.63 69% 23% 10.3% 19% 197 10 5%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 19.8% 8.0% 7.5% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 21% 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
2 Yrs 1160 4631 3.99 2985 64.5% 29.6% 14.3% 27.7% 28.3% 70.4% 0.1% 45.4% 79.6% 60.2% 3.6% 42 27 28.0% 325 174 18 61 174 26.0% 35 14 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.8% 27.7% 16.0% 27.0% 29.3% 72.3% 1.4% 46.1% 77.9% 59.9% 4.6% 24.0% 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
2 Yrs 1159 245 27 5 46 2 14 26 20 19 27 28 17 4 61% 9 7 2 371 6 5 55% 5 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 19 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

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

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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 2.96 82.0 76 30 27 10 20 64 1 1.171 8.3 2.2 7.0 3.20 1.1 15
2013 25 11 11 .500 3.87 200.0 177 96 86 37 56 171 4 1.165 8.0 2.5 7.7 3.05 1.7 32
2 Yrs 16 15 .516 3.61 282.0 253 126 113 47 76 235 5 1.167 8.1 7.5 3.09 1.5 47



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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 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1292nd), 4.4 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/4.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: A. Arthur A.J. AJ J. Joseph griffen Griffin

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