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Jimmy Key

James Edward Key

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 22, 1961 in Huntsville, AL
High School: S. R. Butler HS (Huntsville, AL)
School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1984 (Age 22.350, 12,477th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Yankees/Orioles 1984-1998
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Last Game: September 20, 1998 (Age 37.151)
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Standard Batting

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 TOR AL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 ★ 24 TOR AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/D AS
1986 25 TOR AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 26 TOR AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-2
1988 27 TOR AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 28 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 29 TOR AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 ★ 30 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1992 31 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 ★ 32 NYY AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1994 ★ 33 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-6
1995 34 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1996 35 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 36 BAL AL 34 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1998 37 BAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 471 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (9 yrs) 318 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (4 yrs) 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 59 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 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 TOR AL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 ★ 24 TOR AL 36 0 0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $131,250 1/D AS
1986 25 TOR AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $552,500 1
1987 26 TOR AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $554,391 1 CYA-2
1988 27 TOR AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $440,225 1
1989 28 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,766,666 1
1990 29 TOR AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,466,667 1
1991 ★ 30 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1992 31 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,275,000 1
1993 ★ 32 NYY AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,900,000 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1994 ★ 33 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,350,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-6
1995 34 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,873,700 /1
1996 35 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,750,000 1
1997 36 BAL AL 34 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,340,000 1
1998 37 BAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,390,825 1
15 Seasons 471 3 -1 -0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 0.4 2 $31,791,224
TOR (9 yrs) 318 0 0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $7,186,699
NYY (4 yrs) 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $16,873,700
BAL (2 yrs) 59 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $7,730,825

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1997 36 BAL AL 3 3 0 0.0 106 .000 .268 .000 .336 .000 .423 .000 .760 -100 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
15 Yrs 3 3 0 0.0 106 .000 .268 .000 .336 .000 .423 .000 .760 -100 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
162 Game Avg. 1 1 0 0.0 106 .000 .268 .000 .336 .000 .423 .000 .760 -100 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .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
1985 24 TOR AL ALCS KCR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 28 TOR AL ALCS OAK L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 30 TOR AL ALCS MIN L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 31 TOR AL ALCS OAK W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 ❍ 31 TOR AL WS ATL W 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 35 NYY AL ALDS TEX W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 35 NYY AL ALCS BAL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 ❍ 35 NYY AL WS ATL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 36 BAL AL ALDS SEA W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 36 BAL AL ALCS CLE L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (10 Series) 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 ALCS 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1985 TOR AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 TOR AL 30
1993 NYY AL 32
1994 NYY AL 33 as P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1997 36 BAL AL 3 0.0% 66.7% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0 0% 0%
15 Yrs 3 0.0% 66.7% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0 0% 0%
MLB Averages 2.3% 15.4% 8.7% 7.1% 31% 1.77 5.8 38.0 8.1 0.81 1.08 72% 21% 7.2% 18%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1984 23 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1985 24 TOR AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 25 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1987 26 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1988 27 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1989 28 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1990 29 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1991 30 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1992 31 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1993 32 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1994 33 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1995 34 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1996 35 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1997 36 BAL AL -0.6 -0.1 3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .89 -0.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 0.72 -0.7 0
1998 37 BAL AL 0.0 0.0
15 Yrs -0.6 -0.1 3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .89 -0.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 0.72 -0.7 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1997 36 BAL AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Yrs 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1997 36 BAL AL 3 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
15 Yrs 3 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 74% 11% 35% 15% 52% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

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 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1997 36 BAL AL 3 9 3.00 8 88.9% 50.0% 25.0% 12.5% 12.5% 50.0% 0.0% 44.4% 50.0% 66.7% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 1 50.0% 0 0 0
1 Yr 3 9 3.00 8 88.9% 50.0% 25.0% 12.5% 12.5% 50.0% 0.0% 44.4% 50.0% 66.7% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 1 50.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.66 62.0% 25.3% 14.6% 26.8% 33.1% 74.6% 1.9% 46.3% 80.3% 31.1% 5.5% 15.6% 8.9% 27.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1997 36 446 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
1998 37 471 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1997 36 34 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 34
1 Yr 34 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 34
162 Game Avg. 162 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 34



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2004 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (11, 7%)
1994 AL (6, 26%)
0.33 Career Shares (597th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1987 AL (2, 46%)
1993 AL (4, 10%)
1994 AL (2, 69%)
1.25 Career Shares (42nd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1993 April AL Pitcher of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1987 AL  7.4 (6th)

Salary s c a p y
1993 AL  $4,900,000 (9th)
1994 AL  $5,350,000 (5th)

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Name and misspellings: James Edward james jim jimmie Jimmy Key

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