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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 [*]
Final Game: September 20, 1998 (Age 37.151)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 28, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #88. Jamie Moyer… #89. Doc White… #90. CC Sabathia… #91. JIMMY KEY… #92. Lefty Gomez… #93. Larry Jackson… #94. Dutch Leonard… 

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
1984 23 TOR AL 4 5 .444 4.65 63 0 24 0 0 10 62.0 70 37 32 8 32 8 44 1 1 3 285 89 4.62 1.645 10.2 1.2 4.6 6.4 1.38
1985 ★ 24 TOR AL 14 6 .700 3.00 35 32 0 3 0 0 212.2 188 77 71 22 50 1 85 2 1 6 856 141 3.96 1.119 8.0 0.9 2.1 3.6 1.70 AS
1986 25 TOR AL 14 11 .560 3.57 36 35 0 4 2 0 232.0 222 98 92 24 74 1 141 3 0 3 959 119 3.90 1.276 8.6 0.9 2.9 5.5 1.91
1987 26 TOR AL 17 8 .680 2.76 36 36 0 8 1 0 261.0 210 93 80 24 66 6 161 2 5 8 1033 164 3.61 1.057 7.2 0.8 2.3 5.6 2.44 CYA-2
1988 27 TOR AL 12 5 .706 3.29 21 21 0 2 2 0 131.1 127 55 48 13 30 2 65 5 0 1 551 119 3.87 1.195 8.7 0.9 2.1 4.5 2.17
1989 28 TOR AL 13 14 .481 3.88 33 33 0 5 1 0 216.0 226 99 93 18 27 2 118 3 1 4 886 95 3.17 1.171 9.4 0.8 1.1 4.9 4.37
1990 29 TOR AL 13 7 .650 4.25 27 27 0 0 0 0 154.2 169 79 73 20 22 2 88 1 1 0 636 97 3.80 1.235 9.8 1.2 1.3 5.1 4.00
1991 ★ 30 TOR AL 16 12 .571 3.05 33 33 0 2 2 0 209.1 207 84 71 12 44 3 125 3 0 1 877 139 3.08 1.199 8.9 0.5 1.9 5.4 2.84 AS
1992 31 TOR AL 13 13 .500 3.53 33 33 0 4 2 0 216.2 205 88 85 24 59 0 117 4 0 5 900 115 4.02 1.218 8.5 1.0 2.5 4.9 1.98
1993 ★ 32 NYY AL 18 6 .750 3.00 34 34 0 4 2 0 236.2 219 84 79 26 43 1 173 1 0 3 948 139 3.51 1.107 8.3 1.0 1.6 6.6 4.02 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1994 ★ 33 NYY AL 17 4 .810 3.27 25 25 0 1 0 0 168.0 177 68 61 10 52 0 97 3 1 8 710 140 3.73 1.363 9.5 0.5 2.8 5.2 1.87 AS,CYA-2,MVP-6
1995 34 NYY AL 1 2 .333 5.64 5 5 0 0 0 0 30.1 40 20 19 3 6 1 14 0 0 1 134 83 4.06 1.516 11.9 0.9 1.8 4.2 2.33
1996 35 NYY AL 12 11 .522 4.68 30 30 0 0 0 0 169.1 171 93 88 21 58 1 116 2 0 2 715 107 4.48 1.352 9.1 1.1 3.1 6.2 2.00
1997 36 BAL AL 16 10 .615 3.43 34 34 0 1 1 0 212.1 210 90 81 24 82 1 141 5 1 4 902 128 4.48 1.375 8.9 1.0 3.5 6.0 1.72
1998 37 BAL AL 6 3 .667 4.20 25 11 4 0 0 0 79.1 77 39 37 5 23 0 53 3 1 1 327 108 3.61 1.261 8.7 0.6 2.6 6.0 2.30
15 Yrs 186 117 .614 3.51 470 389 28 34 13 10 2591.2 2518 1104 1010 254 668 29 1538 38 12 50 10719 122 3.80 1.229 8.7 0.9 2.3 5.3 2.30
162 Game Avg. 15 9 .614 3.51 37 31 2 3 1 1 205 199 87 80 20 53 2 122 3 1 4 849 122 3.80 1.229 8.7 0.9 2.3 5.3 2.30
TOR (9 yrs) 116 81 .589 3.42 317 250 24 28 10 10 1695.2 1624 710 645 165 404 25 944 24 9 31 6983 121 3.70 1.196 8.6 0.9 2.1 5.0 2.34
NYY (4 yrs) 48 23 .676 3.68 94 94 0 5 2 0 604.1 607 265 247 60 159 3 400 6 1 14 2507 123 3.87 1.268 9.0 0.9 2.4 6.0 2.52
BAL (2 yrs) 22 13 .629 3.64 59 45 4 1 1 0 291.2 287 129 118 29 105 1 194 8 2 5 1229 122 4.24 1.344 8.9 0.9 3.2 6.0 1.85
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
1984 23 TOR AL 62.0 63 0 37 5.37 4.63 0.18 -0.37 102.9 4.20 -8 -0.8 2.5 -0.7 -0.9 -2 .487 .495
1985 ★ 24 TOR AL 212.2 35 32 77 3.26 4.70 0.46 0.15 102.8 4.51 29 3.2 1.0 -0.1 5.1 50 .591 .520 $131,250 AS
1986 25 TOR AL 232.0 36 35 98 3.80 4.68 0.07 0.16 101.9 4.86 27 2.9 1.5 -0.1 4.9 50 .580 .518 $552,500
1987 26 TOR AL 261.0 36 36 93 3.21 4.93 0.32 0.17 101.9 4.88 48 5.1 -0.2 7.4 75 .642 .531 $554,391 CYA-2
1988 27 TOR AL 131.1 21 21 55 3.77 4.42 0.18 0.14 99.4 4.36 8 0.9 -0.1 2.0 21 .543 .506 $440,225
1989 28 TOR AL 216.0 33 33 99 4.13 4.30 0.05 0.15 92.5 4.07 -2 -0.2 -0.1 1.8 19 .493 .499 $1,766,666
1990 29 TOR AL 154.2 27 27 79 4.60 4.33 0.18 0.16 106.8 4.60 1 0.1 -0.1 1.5 15 .502 .500 $1,466,667
1991 ★ 30 TOR AL 209.1 33 33 84 3.61 4.48 0.19 0.16 102.4 4.56 22 2.4 -0.1 4.3 43 .574 .515 AS
1992 31 TOR AL 216.2 33 33 88 3.66 4.24 0.21 0.15 104.6 4.37 17 1.9 -0.1 3.9 39 .557 .512 $2,275,000
1993 ★ 32 NYY AL 236.2 34 34 84 3.19 4.74 0.24 0.17 97.0 4.54 37 4.0 -0.1 6.2 61 .616 .524 $4,900,000 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1994 ★ 33 NYY AL 168.0 25 25 68 3.64 5.18 -0.02 0.18 96.6 5.20 28 2.8 -0.1 4.4 49 .613 .517 $5,350,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-6
1995 34 NYY AL 30.1 5 5 20 5.93 5.07 0.08 0.19 96.9 5.02 -3 -0.3 -0.0 0.0 0 .446 .498 $4,873,700
1996 35 NYY AL 169.1 30 30 93 4.94 5.21 -0.29 0.20 101.6 5.78 13 1.2 -0.1 2.9 37 .541 .508 $1,750,000
1997 36 BAL AL 212.1 34 34 90 3.81 5.00 0.09 0.19 96.4 4.91 25 2.5 -0.1 4.6 50 .574 .516 $2,340,000
1998 37 BAL AL 79.1 25 11 39 4.42 4.96 -0.06 0.08 97.7 4.99 5 0.5 1.2 -0.1 1.3 14 .519 .503 $5,390,825
15 Seasons 2591.2 470 389 1104 3.83 4.70 0.15 0.15 100.2 4.71 247 26.2 2.2 -2.3 49.4 521 .556 .511 $31,791,224
TOR (9 yrs) 1695.2 317 250 710 3.77 4.54 0.21 0.14 101.5 4.53 142 15.4 2.4 -1.7 30.0 309 .549 .510 $7,186,699
NYY (4 yrs) 604.1 94 94 265 3.95 5.01 0.01 0.18 98.2 5.09 75 7.7 -0.4 13.5 148 .582 .516 $16,873,700
BAL (2 yrs) 291.2 59 45 129 3.98 4.99 0.05 0.16 96.7 4.93 30 3.0 1.2 -0.2 5.8 64 .551 .510 $7,730,825

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
1985 24 TOR AL ALCS L KCR 0 1 .000 5.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.2 15 5 5 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 41 1.962 15.6 1.0 2.1 5.2 2.50
1989 28 TOR AL ALCS L OAK 1 0 1.000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 26 1.500 10.5 1.5 3.0 3.0 1.00
1991 30 TOR AL ALCS L MIN 0 0 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 23 1.000 7.5 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.00
1992 31 TOR AL ALCS W OAK 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 12 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
1992 ❍ 31 TOR AL WS W ATL 2 0 1.000 1.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 9.0 6 2 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 33 0.667 6.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
1996 35 NYY AL ALDS W TEX 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 21 1.200 9.0 1.8 1.8 5.4 3.00
1996 35 NYY AL ALCS W BAL 1 0 1.000 2.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 27 0.500 3.4 1.1 1.1 5.6 5.00
1996 ❍ 35 NYY AL WS W ATL 1 1 .500 3.97 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 15 5 5 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 51 1.765 11.9 0.0 4.0 0.8 0.20
1997 36 BAL AL ALDS W SEA 0 1 .000 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 8 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 21 1.714 15.4 0.0 0.0 7.7
1997 36 BAL AL ALCS L CLE 0 0 2.57 2 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 2 2 1 3 0 7 3 0 0 31 1.143 6.4 1.3 3.9 9.0 2.33
6 Yrs (10 Series) 5 3 .625 3.15 14 11 0 0 0 0 68.2 71 25 24 5 17 1 35 4 0 1 286 1.282 9.3 0.7 2.2 4.6 2.06
2 ALDS 0 1 .000 3.72 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 13 4 4 1 1 0 7 0 0 1 42 1.448 12.1 0.9 0.9 6.5 7.00
6 ALCS 2 1 .667 3.26 8 6 0 0 0 0 38.2 37 14 14 4 11 1 21 3 0 0 160 1.241 8.6 0.9 2.6 4.9 1.91
2 WS 3 1 .750 2.66 4 3 0 0 0 0 20.1 21 7 6 0 5 0 7 1 0 0 84 1.279 9.3 0.0 2.2 3.1 1.40

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 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

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

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 TOR AL 23 P 63 0 0 62.0 21 9 11 1 0 .952 2.90 0.32 .958 1.79 1.78 2 0 0% 36% 0
1985 TOR AL 24 P 35 32 3 212.2 70 15 52 3 3 .957 2.84 1.91 .953 1.86 1.84 12 7 37% 33% 2 AS
1985 TOR AL 24 DH 1 0 AS
1986 TOR AL 25 P 36 35 4 232.0 60 18 42 0 4 1.000 2.33 1.67 .957 1.83 1.81 8 6 43% 34% 8
1987 TOR AL 26 P 36 36 8 261.0 64 17 44 3 5 .953 2.10 1.69 .955 1.84 1.82 4 11 73% 31% 7 CYA-2
1988 TOR AL 27 P 21 21 2 131.1 24 5 19 0 1 1.000 1.64 1.14 .961 1.78 1.77 4 1 20% 31% 2
1989 TOR AL 28 P 33 33 5 216.0 57 11 44 2 2 .965 2.29 1.67 .960 1.87 1.85 9 4 31% 31% 3
1990 TOR AL 29 P 27 27 0 154.2 31 8 22 1 3 .968 1.75 1.11 .953 1.78 1.76 6 4 40% 34% 1
1991 TOR AL 30 P 33 33 2 209.1 61 22 37 2 3 .967 2.54 1.79 .956 1.80 1.80 6 2 25% 34% 0 AS
1992 TOR AL 31 P 33 33 4 216.2 46 18 27 1 2 .978 1.87 1.36 .953 1.72 1.71 14 9 39% 34% 0
1993 NYY AL 32 P 34 34 4 236.2 51 14 33 4 1 .922 1.79 1.38 .953 1.79 1.78 15 6 29% 36% 2 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1994 NYY AL 33 P 25 25 1 168.0 48 6 40 2 3 .958 2.46 1.84 .956 1.72 1.71 9 3 25% 31% 2 AS,CYA-2,MVP-6
1995 NYY AL 34 P 5 5 0 30.1 7 4 3 0 2 1.000 2.08 1.40 .960 1.78 1.76 0 1 100% 31% 0
1996 NYY AL 35 P 30 30 0 169.1 40 9 30 1 1 .975 2.07 1.30 .960 1.77 1.76 2 6 75% 30% 3
1997 BAL AL 36 P 34 34 1 212.1 51 12 37 2 2 .961 2.08 1.44 .955 1.71 1.69 11 13 54% 33% 7
1998 BAL AL 37 P 25 11 0 79.1 15 4 11 0 3 1.000 1.70 0.60 .958 1.78 1.76 3 6 67% 31% 0
15 Seasons P 470 389 34 2591.2 646 172 452 22 35 .966 2.17 1.33 .956 1.79 1.78 105 79 43% 33% 37
1 Season DH 1 0
15 Seasons TOT 470 389 34 2591.2 646 172 452 22 35 .966 2.17 1.33 .956 1.79 1.78 105 79 43% 33% 37
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
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)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1985 AL  5.1 (8th)
1986 AL  4.9 (6th)
1987 AL  7.4 (4th)
1993 AL  6.2 (6th)
1994 AL  4.4 (8th)
1997 AL  4.6 (10th)
Career  49.4 (103rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1985 AL  3.00 (4th)
1987 AL  2.76 (1st)
1991 AL  3.05 (9th)
1993 AL  3.00 (3rd)
1994 AL  3.27 (6th)
1997 AL  3.43 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1987 AL  17 (8th)
1991 AL  16 (10th)
1993 AL  18 (4th)
1994 AL  17 (1st)
1997 AL  16 (6th)
Career  186 (150th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1985 AL  .700 (3rd)
1987 AL  .680 (4th)
1988 AL  .706 (4th)
1990 AL  .650 (10th)
1993 AL  .750 (3rd)
1994 AL  .810 (3rd)
Career  .614 (86th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1985 AL  1.119 (3rd)
1987 AL  1.057 (1st)
1989 AL  1.171 (7th)
1992 AL  1.218 (10th)
1993 AL  1.107 (3rd)
Career  1.229 (215th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  7.956 (6th)
1987 AL  7.241 (1st)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  2.116 (4th)
1987 AL  2.276 (8th)
1989 AL  1.125 (1st)
1991 AL  1.892 (6th)
1993 AL  1.635 (1st)
Career  2.320 (209th)

Games Played s c a p y
1984 AL  63 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1987 AL  261.0 (8th)
1993 AL  236.7 (9th)
Career  2,591.7 (219th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1993 AL  173 (8th)
Career  1,538 (180th)

Games Started s c a p y
1986 AL  35 (5th)
1987 AL  36 (5th)
1989 AL  33 (10th)
1993 AL  34 (6th)
1994 AL  25 (1st)
1997 AL  34 (5th)
Career  389 (142nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1986 AL  2 (9th)
1988 AL  2 (8th)
1991 AL  2 (6th)
1992 AL  2 (8th)
1993 AL  2 (5th)
1997 AL  1 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1992 AL  24 (8th)
1993 AL  26 (8th)
Career  254 (105th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1997 AL  82 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1989 AL  226 (9th)
1994 AL  177 (6th)
Career  2,518 (226th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1989 AL  4.370 (2nd)
1991 AL  2.841 (6th)
1993 AL  4.023 (1st)
Career  2.302 (170th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1987 AL  0.828 (8th)
1991 AL  0.516 (4th)
1994 AL  0.536 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1989 AL  14 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1989 AL  93 (10th)
Career  1,010 (233rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
Career  10,719 (233rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1985 AL  141 (4th)
1986 AL  119 (9th)
1987 AL  164 (1st)
1991 AL  139 (7th)
1993 AL  139 (7th)
1994 AL  140 (8th)
1997 AL  128 (8th)
Career  122 (100th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1987 AL  3.61 (4th)
1989 AL  3.17 (9th)
1991 AL  3.08 (5th)
1993 AL  3.51 (4th)
1994 AL  3.73 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1985 AL  29 (5th)
1986 AL  19 (9th)
1987 AL  49 (2nd)
1991 AL  24 (7th)
1993 AL  33 (5th)
1994 AL  25 (7th)
Career  225 (62nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1985 AL  3.1 (5th)
1986 AL  1.9 (9th)
1987 AL  5.0 (2nd)
1991 AL  2.5 (7th)
1993 AL  3.4 (5th)
1994 AL  2.4 (7th)
1997 AL  2.3 (10th)
Career  22.9 (63rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1985 AL  31.72 (5th)
1986 AL  25.76 (7th)
1987 AL  50.34 (2nd)
1993 AL  40.71 (2nd)
1994 AL  27.94 (7th)
1997 AL  27.45 (9th)
Career  258.71 (32nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1985 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1986 AL  2.7 (10th)
1987 AL  3.3 (6th)
1993 AL  4.1 (4th)
1994 AL  3.0 (6th)
Career  24.6 (45th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1985 AL  3.1 (5th)
1986 AL  1.9 (8th)
1987 AL  4.7 (1st)
1993 AL  3.3 (5th)
Career  24.5 (37th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1985 AL  3.3 (5th)
1986 AL  2.6 (7th)
1987 AL  5.1 (2nd)
1993 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1994 AL  2.8 (7th)
1997 AL  2.8 (9th)
Career  26.6 (36th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1985 AL  52 (3rd)
1986 AL  42 (2nd)
1987 AL  44 (4th)
1989 AL  44 (5th)
1991 AL  37 (2nd)
1994 AL  40 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1993 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1985 AL  2.84 (4th)
1991 AL  2.54 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1991 AL  1.79 (3rd)
1994 AL  1.84 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1986 AL  1.000 (1st)

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

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 15 (153), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 99 (220), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 66 (187), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 33 (121), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (114th), 49.5 career WAR/36.9 7yr-peak WAR/43.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 5, 1979: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 10th round of the 1979 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 7, 1982: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1982.
  • October 27, 1992: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 10, 1992: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
  • December 7, 1996: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 10, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • October 27, 1998: Granted Free Agency.
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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 Toronto Blue Jays $131,250 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 25 Toronto Blue Jays $552,500 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 Toronto Blue Jays $554,391 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 27 Toronto Blue Jays $440,225 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 28 Toronto Blue Jays $1,766,666 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 Toronto Blue Jays $1,466,667 ? AP in Toronto Star
1992 31 Toronto Blue Jays $2,275,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1993 32 New York Yankees $4,900,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $750K signing bonus, $150K earned bonus
1994 33 New York Yankees $5,350,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $750,000 signing bonus, $100K earned bonus
1995 34 New York Yankees $4,873,700 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $750,000 signing bonus, $1M deferred
1996 35 New York Yankees $1,750,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $750,000 signing bonus
1997 36 Baltimore Orioles $2,340,000 ? 1997 postseason AP survey Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1998 37 Baltimore Orioles $5,390,825 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$31,791,224
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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Japanese: ジミー・キー 統計
Portuguese: Jimmy Key estatísticas

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