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Mike LaCoss

Michael James LaCoss

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 30, 1956 in Glendale, CA
High School: Mount Whitney HS (Visalia, CA)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 18, 1978 (Age 22.049, 11,672nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Astros/Reds/Royals 1978-1991
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: July 2, 1991 (Age 35.033)
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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
1978 22 CIN NL 4 8 .333 4.50 16 15 0 2 1 0 96.0 104 56 48 5 46 9 31 1 1 2 420 79 4.08 1.563 9.8 0.5 4.3 2.9 0.67
1979 ★ 23 CIN NL 14 8 .636 3.50 35 32 0 6 1 0 205.2 202 92 80 13 79 8 73 2 3 3 868 108 4.03 1.366 8.8 0.6 3.5 3.2 0.92 AS
1980 24 CIN NL 10 12 .455 4.62 34 29 1 4 2 0 169.1 207 101 87 9 68 8 59 1 2 3 762 78 3.97 1.624 11.0 0.5 3.6 3.1 0.87
1981 25 CIN NL 4 7 .364 6.12 20 13 3 1 1 1 78.0 102 55 53 7 30 4 22 1 0 1 354 59 4.39 1.692 11.8 0.8 3.5 2.5 0.73
1982 26 HOU NL 6 6 .500 2.90 41 8 11 0 0 0 115.0 107 41 37 3 54 6 51 4 1 5 488 115 3.68 1.400 8.4 0.2 4.2 4.0 0.94
1983 27 HOU NL 5 7 .417 4.43 38 17 6 2 0 1 138.0 142 81 68 10 56 11 53 2 1 9 590 77 4.19 1.435 9.3 0.7 3.7 3.5 0.95
1984 28 HOU NL 7 5 .583 4.02 39 18 6 2 1 3 132.0 132 64 59 3 55 5 86 0 1 9 565 82 3.01 1.417 9.0 0.2 3.8 5.9 1.56
1985 29 KCR AL 1 1 .500 5.09 21 0 7 0 0 1 40.2 49 25 23 2 29 6 26 0 0 2 193 81 4.18 1.918 10.8 0.4 6.4 5.8 0.90
1986 30 SFG NL 10 13 .435 3.57 37 31 1 4 1 0 204.1 179 99 81 14 70 8 86 6 5 5 842 99 3.94 1.219 7.9 0.6 3.1 3.8 1.23
1987 31 SFG NL 13 10 .565 3.68 39 26 4 2 1 0 171.0 184 78 70 16 63 12 79 2 1 6 728 106 4.30 1.444 9.7 0.8 3.3 4.2 1.25
1988 32 SFG NL 7 7 .500 3.62 19 19 0 1 1 0 114.1 99 55 46 5 47 3 70 1 2 6 477 91 3.37 1.277 7.8 0.4 3.7 5.5 1.49
1989 33 SFG NL 10 10 .500 3.17 45 18 16 1 0 6 150.1 143 62 53 3 65 4 78 7 5 1 647 106 3.42 1.384 8.6 0.2 3.9 4.7 1.20
1990 34 SFG NL 6 4 .600 3.94 13 12 0 1 0 0 77.2 75 37 34 5 39 2 39 0 1 1 337 93 4.15 1.468 8.7 0.6 4.5 4.5 1.00
1991 35 SFG NL 1 5 .167 7.23 18 5 6 0 0 0 47.1 61 39 38 4 24 0 30 2 0 2 225 50 4.33 1.796 11.6 0.8 4.6 5.7 1.25
14 Yrs 98 103 .488 4.02 415 243 61 26 9 12 1739.2 1786 885 777 99 725 86 783 29 23 55 7496 89 3.89 1.443 9.2 0.5 3.8 4.1 1.08
162 Game Avg. 10 11 .488 4.02 43 25 6 3 1 1 180 185 91 80 10 75 9 81 3 2 6 775 89 3.89 1.443 9.2 0.5 3.8 4.1 1.08
SFG (6 yrs) 47 49 .490 3.79 171 111 27 9 3 6 765.0 741 370 322 47 308 29 382 18 14 21 3256 94 3.88 1.371 8.7 0.6 3.6 4.5 1.24
CIN (4 yrs) 32 35 .478 4.39 105 89 4 13 5 1 549.0 615 304 268 34 223 29 185 5 6 9 2404 83 4.07 1.526 10.1 0.6 3.7 3.0 0.83
HOU (3 yrs) 18 18 .500 3.83 118 43 23 4 1 4 385.0 381 186 164 16 165 22 190 6 3 23 1643 87 3.63 1.418 8.9 0.4 3.9 4.4 1.15
KCR (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.09 21 0 7 0 0 1 40.2 49 25 23 2 29 6 26 0 0 2 193 81 4.18 1.918 10.8 0.4 6.4 5.8 0.90
NL (13 yrs) 97 102 .487 3.99 394 243 54 26 9 11 1699.0 1737 860 754 97 696 80 757 29 23 53 7303 89 3.89 1.432 9.2 0.5 3.7 4.0 1.09
AL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.09 21 0 7 0 0 1 40.2 49 25 23 2 29 6 26 0 0 2 193 81 4.18 1.918 10.8 0.4 6.4 5.8 0.90
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
1978 22 CIN NL 96.0 16 15 56 5.25 3.98 -0.21 0.12 102.7 4.42 -10 -1.0 .4 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .435 .494
1979 ★ 23 CIN NL 205.2 35 32 92 4.03 4.24 0.04 0.12 100.5 4.35 5 0.6 1.8 -0.1 2.3 24 .516 .504 AS
1980 24 CIN NL 169.1 34 29 101 5.37 4.03 0.01 0.12 99.5 4.12 -24 -2.5 2.1 -0.1 -1.1 -9 .425 .484
1981 25 CIN NL 78.0 20 13 55 6.35 3.89 -0.03 0.06 102.8 4.09 -21 -2.2 1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -13 .392 .487
1982 26 HOU NL 115.0 41 8 41 3.21 4.10 -0.09 -0.12 94.9 3.86 7 0.8 1.2 -0.1 1.8 18 .520 .505
1983 27 HOU NL 138.0 38 17 81 5.28 4.12 0.23 0.03 94.6 3.71 -25 -2.6 .8 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .432 .484
1984 28 HOU NL 132.0 39 18 64 4.36 4.03 -0.13 0.01 92.4 3.85 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.2 4 .474 .494
1985 29 KCR AL 40.2 21 0 25 5.53 4.92 -0.02 -0.38 98.5 4.49 -5 -0.5 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .477 .497
1986 30 SFG NL 204.1 37 31 99 4.36 4.06 0.43 0.12 95.6 3.58 -19 -2.0 .2 -0.1 -0.2 0 .446 .488 $225,000
1987 31 SFG NL 171.0 39 26 78 4.11 4.48 0.10 0.12 95.9 4.31 2 0.3 1.2 -0.1 1.8 20 .507 .502 $300,000
1988 32 SFG NL 114.1 19 19 55 4.33 3.86 0.08 0.13 94.1 3.67 -9 -1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .448 .494 $500,000
1989 33 SFG NL 150.1 45 18 62 3.71 3.88 0.25 -0.00 97.0 3.52 -3 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 0.7 8 .491 .498 $1,100,000
1990 34 SFG NL 77.2 13 12 37 4.29 4.26 -0.18 0.14 97.0 4.45 0 0.0 1.6 -0.0 0.6 8 .500 .500 $1,150,000
1991 35 SFG NL 47.1 18 5 39 7.42 4.07 0.10 -0.09 96.9 3.76 -20 -2.0 1.0 -0.0 -1.6 -15 .391 .488 $1,450,000
14 Seasons 1739.2 415 243 885 4.58 4.11 0.08 0.06 97.1 3.98 -129 -13.5 1.2 -1.4 1.1 31 .467 .494 $4,725,000
SFG (6 yrs) 765.0 171 111 370 4.35 4.11 0.19 0.09 95.9 3.85 -48 -5.1 1.2 -0.5 1.4 22 .470 .495 $4,725,000
CIN (4 yrs) 549.0 105 89 304 4.98 4.08 -0.02 0.11 100.9 4.25 -49 -5.2 1.7 -0.4 -0.6 0 .451 .493
HOU (3 yrs) 385.0 118 43 186 4.35 4.09 0.01 -0.02 93.9 3.80 -27 -2.8 1.0 -0.3 0.6 9 .476 .495
KCR (1 yr) 40.2 21 0 25 5.53 4.92 -0.02 -0.38 98.5 4.49 -5 -0.5 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .477 .497

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
1979 23 CIN NL NLCS L PIT 0 1 .000 10.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.000 5.4 0.0 21.6 0.0 0.00
1987 31 SFG NL NLCS L STL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 13 1.200 2.7 0.0 8.1 5.4 0.67
1989 33 SFG NL NLCS W CHC 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 7 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 17 2.333 21.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
1989 33 SFG NL WS L OAK 0 0 6.23 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 4 3 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 20 1.615 8.3 0.0 6.2 4.2 0.67
3 Yrs (4 Series) 0 1 .000 5.84 6 2 2 0 0 0 12.1 13 8 8 0 10 2 6 0 0 1 61 1.865 9.5 0.0 7.3 4.4 0.60
3 NLCS 0 1 .000 5.63 4 2 1 0 0 0 8.0 9 5 5 0 7 1 4 0 0 1 41 2.000 10.1 0.0 7.9 4.5 0.57
1 WS 0 0 6.23 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 4 3 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 20 1.615 8.3 0.0 6.2 4.2 0.67

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 CIN NL 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1978 22 CIN NL 16 420 361 56 104 15 2 5 10 9 46 31 .288 .365 .382 .747 .299 138 12 1 6 6 9 7
1979 23 CIN NL 35 868 769 92 202 26 9 13 16 13 79 73 .263 .331 .371 .701 .274 285 22 2 12 6 8 10
1980 24 CIN NL 34 762 683 101 207 40 5 9 30 9 68 59 .303 .366 .416 .781 .320 284 22 1 7 3 8 13
1981 25 CIN NL 20 354 314 55 102 21 1 7 3 2 30 22 .325 .380 .465 .845 .328 146 10 1 4 5 4 4
1982 26 HOU NL 41 488 425 41 107 14 2 3 13 3 54 51 .252 .342 .315 .657 .280 134 21 4 5 0 6 9
1983 27 HOU NL 38 590 519 81 142 19 5 10 18 10 56 53 .274 .343 .387 .730 .286 201 24 2 6 6 11 12
1984 28 HOU NL 39 565 504 64 132 17 3 3 26 7 55 86 .262 .333 .325 .659 .309 164 13 0 3 2 5 6
1985 29 KCR AL 21 193 161 25 49 10 1 2 2 1 29 26 .304 .411 .416 .827 .353 67 7 0 3 0 6 3
1986 30 SFG NL 37 842 747 99 179 21 7 14 18 18 70 86 .240 .309 .343 .651 .254 256 17 6 16 3 8 18
1987 31 SFG NL 39 728 651 78 184 29 6 16 17 4 63 79 .283 .346 .419 .766 .301 273 23 2 9 3 12 5
1988 32 SFG NL 19 477 423 55 99 16 2 5 11 5 47 70 .234 .311 .317 .628 .269 134 12 1 5 1 3 5
1989 33 SFG NL 45 647 560 62 143 25 0 3 8 8 65 78 .255 .336 .316 .653 .288 177 14 7 8 7 4 6
1990 34 SFG NL 13 337 290 37 75 12 0 5 11 2 39 39 .259 .342 .352 .694 .280 102 9 0 4 4 2 5
1991 35 SFG NL 18 225 194 39 61 10 2 4 5 2 24 30 .314 .392 .448 .840 .352 87 5 2 3 2 0 2
14 Yrs 415 7496 6601 885 1786 275 45 99 188 93 725 783 .271 .343 .371 .714 .293 2448 211 29 91 48 86 105
162 Game Avg. 43 775 682 91 185 28 5 10 19 10 75 81 .271 .343 .371 .714 .293 253 22 3 9 5 9 11
MLB Averages .259 .324 .388 .712 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1978 22 CIN NL -11.1 -1.1 442 -0.5 6.4 -6.9 .98 -0.0 -0.5 -10.1 -1.0 1.00 -1.7 0 0 1
1979 23 CIN NL 5.8 0.6 903 2.3 18.1 -15.8 1.14 0.5 1.4 5.9 0.6 0.96 5.9 2 0 1
1980 24 CIN NL -20.6 -2.1 808 -3.2 15.0 -18.2 1.16 -2.5 -0.3 -22.7 -2.3 1.02 -25.4 1 3 1
1981 25 CIN NL -19.7 -2.0 361 -1.5 5.5 -6.9 .95 -1.6 0.1 -21.4 -2.1 0.98 -18.7 4 2 1
1982 26 HOU NL 6.5 0.7 514 0.8 9.1 -8.3 1.08 0.2 0.5 9.6 1.1 1.04 3.3 11 5 17
1983 27 HOU NL -19.0 -1.9 627 -1.7 8.8 -10.5 .91 -1.6 -0.2 -21.1 -2.2 1.01 -18.1 5 3 13
1984 28 HOU NL -9.8 -1.0 608 0.6 9.0 -8.4 .94 0.4 0.2 -3.3 -0.4 1.00 1.9 5 4 12
1985 29 KCR AL -4.1 -0.4 197 -0.6 2.9 -3.5 .96 -0.7 0.1 -11.5 -1.1 1.10 -6.8 7 4 10
1986 30 SFG NL -4.4 -0.5 888 -1.2 13.6 -14.8 .94 0.5 -1.9 -7.6 -0.8 0.92 2.7 0 0 6
1987 31 SFG NL 4.0 0.4 757 -0.4 14.4 -14.8 1.10 -0.4 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.96 -5.8 3 2 7
1988 32 SFG NL -6.0 -0.6 501 0.7 8.7 -8.0 1.08 0.4 0.3 -3.1 -0.3 0.98 2.3 0 0 0
1989 33 SFG NL 2.4 0.2 670 -0.9 11.4 -12.3 1.15 0.8 -1.5 1.8 0.2 1.02 6.8 12 6 7
1990 34 SFG NL -2.1 -0.2 352 0.9 6.1 -5.2 1.05 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.98 1.6 1 0 0
1991 35 SFG NL -18.0 -1.8 234 -1.9 3.6 -5.4 1.07 -1.3 -0.4 -15.9 -1.6 1.01 -14.0 4 2 7
14 Yrs -96.3 -9.7 7862 -6.6 132.4 -139.0 1.05 -5.0 -1.3 -98.3 -9.9 0.99 -66.1 55 31 83

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
1978 22 CIN NL 16 15 4 8 3 0 3 6 9 .400 1 3 2 1 9 60% 45.4 77 14 11 7 2 0 3.5 3.2 6.3
1979 23 CIN NL 35 32 14 8 10 3 3 22 10 .688 1 5 6 1 18 56% 50.3 83 6 25 8 2 14 4.2 4.2 6.2
1980 24 CIN NL 34 29 8 12 9 2 3 14 15 .483 3 5 4 2 15 52% 44.0 74 8 27 12 5 12 4.2 4.4 5.6
1981 25 CIN NL 20 13 2 7 4 0 0 4 9 .308 1 2 1 1 4 31% 37.9 79 14 13 5 2 8 3.4 2.2 4.9
1982 26 HOU NL 41 8 3 2 3 1 1 4 4 .500 1 1 0 0 5 63% 55.5 74 38 14 2 1 3 3.8 2.9 6.3
1983 27 HOU NL 38 17 5 6 6 2 1 9 8 .529 1 3 2 0 6 35% 45.6 69 20 10 6 6 4 4.1 3.6 6.1
1984 28 HOU NL 39 18 6 5 7 1 0 9 9 .500 0 5 2 1 7 39% 48.7 77 21 19 7 4 6 3.9 3.1 5.1
1986 30 SFG NL 37 31 10 13 8 1 3 16 15 .516 1 7 4 1 17 55% 52.1 80 20 22 8 5 6 5.2 4.3 6.3
1987 31 SFG NL 39 26 12 10 4 3 2 12 14 .462 1 0 2 1 12 46% 49.8 87 14 26 4 7 10 4.4 4.3 6.0
1988 32 SFG NL 19 19 7 7 5 2 1 9 10 .474 3 2 1 1 9 47% 52.3 82 16 17 9 1 9 3.2 3.7 6.0 95 3 7 7 2 132
1989 33 SFG NL 45 18 7 5 6 2 0 10 8 .556 3 4 1 0 7 39% 49.2 79 27 23 8 1 5 5.1 5.5 5.7 87 5 8 3 1 124
1990 34 SFG NL 13 12 6 4 2 1 1 6 6 .500 1 0 1 0 8 67% 49.0 74 16 6 2 2 4 5.4 5.4 6.3 91 4 2 2 1 126
1991 35 SFG NL 18 5 1 2 2 1 0 3 2 .600 1 0 0 0 1 20% 39.4 80 10 15 7 0 1 4.2 5.8 4.7 78 2 2 1 0 101
13 Yrs 394 243 85 89 69 19 18 124 119 .510 18 37 26 9 118 49% 48 87 6 228 85 38 82 4.3 4.1 5.9 90 14 19 13 4 132
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 103 -12 4.3 4.3 6.2 94

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1978 22 CIN NL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .979 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
1979 23 CIN NL 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 6 1.139 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 6.7
1980 24 CIN NL 34 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 8 2 25% 5 1.156 1 3 1 2 0 3 4 1 2 3 2 0 4.6
1981 25 CIN NL 20 7 3 2 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 7 2 29% 6 .954 4 2 1 2 1 4 5 2 4 3 4 1 6.1
1982 26 HOU NL 41 33 11 3 4 2 0 2 0% 3 1 33 8 24% 6 1.077 11 5 17 7 9 17 18 15 26 5 26 5 5.9
1983 27 HOU NL 38 21 6 0 1 2 1 1 50% 3 1 20 10 50% 6 .906 5 3 13 3 0 18 10 11 11 5 11 4 5.0
1984 28 HOU NL 39 21 6 1 0 3 3 0 100% 3 0 10 3 30% 8 .936 5 4 12 4 4 13 4 17 14 1 14 3 5.7
1985 29 KCR AL 21 21 7 1 1 1 1 0 100% 2 1 20 13 65% 4 .963 7 4 10 5 4 12 11 10 13 3 14 1 5.8
1986 30 SFG NL 37 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 7 .944 0 0 6 2 0 4 1 5 2 0 3 0 4.5
1987 31 SFG NL 39 13 4 1 0 2 0 2 0% 3 0 6 4 67% 8 1.103 3 2 7 3 0 10 3 10 6 3 6 2 3.7
1989 33 SFG NL 45 27 16 3 5 9 6 3 67% 10 1 17 4 24% 8 1.149 12 6 7 16 7 4 10 17 18 3 19 2 5.3 29
1990 34 SFG NL 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1.050 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 32
1991 35 SFG NL 18 13 6 0 3 1 0 1 0% 1 0 2 0 0% 5 1.066 4 2 7 2 4 7 2 11 10 0 10 0 5.5 34
13 Yrs 396 172 61 13 14 22 12 10 55% 28 5 128 48 38% 1.044 55 31 83 47 31 94 70 102 109 26 112 18 5.4 30

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%
1978 22 CIN NL 420 57% 1.2% 7.4% 11.0% 5.2% 21% 1.54 79% 84 12 14%
1979 23 CIN NL 868 55% 1.5% 8.4% 9.1% 5.5% 24% 1.54 79% 162 22 14%
1980 24 CIN NL 762 52% 1.2% 7.7% 8.9% 7.1% 26% 1.55 81% 150 22 15%
1981 25 CIN NL 354 54% 2.0% 6.2% 8.5% 8.2% 28% 1.80 82% 68 10 15%
1982 26 HOU NL 488 54% 0.6% 10.5% 11.1% 3.9% 18% 1.91 76% 98 21 21%
1983 27 HOU NL 590 55% 1.7% 9.0% 9.5% 5.8% 24% 2.00 78% 116 24 21%
1984 28 HOU NL 565 50% 0.5% 15.2% 9.7% 4.1% 17% 2.23 74% 101 13 13%
1985 29 KCR AL 193 54% 1.0% 13.5% 15.0% 6.7% 27% 1.91 69% 48 7 15%
1986 30 SFG NL 842 43% 1.7% 10.2% 8.3% 5.0% 24% 1.74 77% 144 17 12%
1987 31 SFG NL 728 43% 2.2% 10.9% 8.7% 7.0% 28% 1.67 77% 142 23 16%
1988 32 SFG NL 477 48% 1.1% 14.7% 9.9% 4.8% 23% 1.40 2.07 73% 18% 4.9% 28% 92 12 13%
1989 33 SFG NL 647 45% 0.5% 12.1% 10.1% 4.3% 20% 1.12 1.48 75% 19% 1.6% 17% 142 14 10%
1990 34 SFG NL 337 38% 1.5% 11.6% 11.6% 5.0% 23% 0.93 1.15 74% 19% 4.9% 21% 73 9 12%
1991 35 SFG NL 225 42% 1.8% 13.3% 10.7% 7.1% 26% 1.20 1.89 72% 20% 6.6% 19% 46 5 11%
14 Yrs 7496 49% 1.3% 10.5% 9.7% 5.6% 24% 1.16 1.70 77% 19% 3.7% 21% 1466 211 14%
MLB Averages 41% 2.1% 14.0% 8.5% 6.7% 29% 0.80 1.08 74% 20% 6.5% 24% 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
1988 32 SFG NL 479 1808 3.77 1105 61.6% 29.3% 11.0% 27.2% 32.5% 70.7% 1.4% 43.4% 84.5% 55.3% 5.6% 27 12 22.5% 108 62 5 30 38 42.9% 12 12 0 3 0
1989 33 SFG NL 626 2252 3.60 1371 61.3% 24.1% 12.3% 28.7% 34.6% 75.6% 1.8% 46.3% 83.5% 60.4% 5.9% 37 19 21.2% 133 73 9 26 50 33.8% 14 14 21 0 4
1990 34 SFG NL 253 853 3.37 517 61.0% 28.6% 8.9% 24.2% 37.9% 71.0% 1.5% 43.3% 87.0% 56.9% 6.7% 17 7 16.2% 41 21 5 13 16 44.8% 6 8 84 0 2
1991 35 SFG NL 227 831 3.66 499 60.0% 28.3% 11.6% 26.3% 33.9% 71.7% 0.0% 43.1% 83.8% 55.1% 4.8% 11 7 17.2% 39 27 1 10 20 33.3% 12 4 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1585 5744 3.62 3492 61.2% 27.0% 11.3% 27.2% 34.3% 72.8% 1.4% 44.5% 84.3% 57.5% 5.8% 92 45 20.3% 321 183 20 79 124 38.3% 44 38 101 3 6
MLB Averages 3.62 62.3% 24.6% 14.4% 26.9% 33.9% 75.2% 2.1% 46.8% 80.7% 56.4% 5.6% 18.5% 26.2%

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
1978 22 CIN NL 420 104 5 0 17 3 2 3 2 29 15 1 52% 7 2 1 148 10 9 53% 10 7 0 1 0 1 1 0 16 0
1979 23 CIN NL 868 202 13 0 14 9 4 8 5 51 30 4 59% 10 3 0 302 16 13 55% 16 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 0
1980 24 CIN NL 762 207 9 0 12 6 3 6 3 45 16 3 36% 13 3 2 329 30 9 77% 29 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 14 0
1981 25 CIN NL 354 102 7 0 11 4 3 3 4 27 13 0 48% 4 1 0 136 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1982 26 HOU NL 488 107 3 0 13 1 2 1 2 31 15 4 48% 9 5 3 207 13 3 81% 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 0
1983 27 HOU NL 590 142 10 0 12 4 6 4 6 42 30 4 71% 12 9 0 217 18 10 64% 18 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 27 0
1984 28 HOU NL 565 132 3 1 12 2 1 0 3 35 21 3 60% 6 9 2 215 26 7 79% 24 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 20 0
1985 29 KCR AL 193 49 2 0 12 2 0 1 1 21 9 4 43% 3 2 0 82 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1986 30 SFG NL 842 179 14 0 14 9 5 5 9 41 19 1 46% 18 5 2 280 18 18 50% 15 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1987 31 SFG NL 728 184 16 0 16 5 11 10 6 43 19 3 44% 5 6 2 264 17 4 81% 15 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 13 0
1988 32 SFG NL 477 99 13 2 5 0 11 5 0 3 2 29 15 3 52% 5 6 3 166 11 5 69% 10 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 13 0
1989 33 SFG NL 647 143 13 3 3 1 25 0 3 2 1 40 22 2 55% 6 1 1 247 8 8 50% 6 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1990 34 SFG NL 337 75 9 2 5 0 10 2 3 3 2 20 12 1 60% 5 1 0 134 11 2 85% 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
1991 35 SFG NL 225 61 21 1 4 0 7 1 3 2 2 13 9 0 69% 2 2 0 90 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
14 Yrs 7496 1786 56 8 99 2 186 53 46 51 48 467 245 33 52% 105 55 16 2817 188 93 67% 173 83 14 7 1 3 5 1 192 0
MLB Averages 53% 67%

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+
1978 22 4 8 .333 4.50 16 15 0 2 1 0 96.0 104 56 48 5 46 9 31 1 1 2 420 79 1.563 9.8 0.5 4.3 2.9 0.67 79
1979 23 18 16 .529 3.82 51 47 0 8 2 0 301.2 306 148 128 18 125 17 104 3 4 5 1288 97 1.429 9.1 0.5 3.7 3.1 0.83 97
1980 24 28 28 .500 4.11 85 76 1 12 4 0 471.0 513 249 215 27 193 25 163 4 6 8 2050 90 1.499 9.8 0.5 3.7 3.1 0.84 90
1981 25 32 35 .478 4.39 105 89 4 13 5 1 549.0 615 304 268 34 223 29 185 5 6 9 2404 83 1.526 10.1 0.6 3.7 3.0 0.83 83
1982 26 38 41 .481 4.13 146 97 15 13 5 1 664.0 722 345 305 37 277 35 236 9 7 14 2892 87 1.505 9.8 0.5 3.8 3.2 0.85 87
1983 27 43 48 .473 4.19 184 114 21 15 5 2 802.0 864 426 373 47 333 46 289 11 8 23 3482 85 1.493 9.7 0.5 3.7 3.2 0.87 85
1984 28 50 53 .485 4.16 223 132 27 17 6 5 934.0 996 490 432 50 388 51 375 11 9 32 4047 85 1.482 9.6 0.5 3.7 3.6 0.97 85
1985 29 51 54 .486 4.20 244 132 34 17 6 6 974.2 1045 515 455 52 417 57 401 11 9 34 4240 85 1.500 9.6 0.5 3.9 3.7 0.96 85
1986 30 61 67 .477 4.09 281 163 35 21 7 6 1179.0 1224 614 536 66 487 65 487 17 14 39 5082 87 1.451 9.3 0.5 3.7 3.7 1.00 87
1987 31 74 77 .490 4.04 320 189 39 23 8 6 1350.0 1408 692 606 82 550 77 566 19 15 45 5810 89 1.450 9.4 0.5 3.7 3.8 1.03 89
1988 32 81 84 .491 4.01 339 208 39 24 9 6 1464.1 1507 747 652 87 597 80 636 20 17 51 6287 89 1.437 9.3 0.5 3.7 3.9 1.07 89
1989 33 91 94 .492 3.93 384 226 55 25 9 12 1614.2 1650 809 705 90 662 84 714 27 22 52 6934 91 1.432 9.2 0.5 3.7 4.0 1.08 91
1990 34 97 98 .497 3.93 397 238 55 26 9 12 1692.1 1725 846 739 95 701 86 753 27 23 53 7271 91 1.434 9.2 0.5 3.7 4.0 1.07 91
1991 35 98 103 .488 4.02 415 243 61 26 9 12 1739.2 1786 885 777 99 725 86 783 29 23 55 7496 89 1.443 9.2 0.5 3.8 4.1 1.08 89

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
1978 22 4 7 .364 5.34 96.0 114 63 57 5 50 31 1 1.708 10.7 4.7 2.9 0.62 0.5 16
1979 23 12 11 .522 3.76 206.0 211 95 86 14 83 73 2 1.427 9.2 3.6 3.2 0.88 0.6 35
1980 24 8 11 .421 5.33 169.0 223 111 100 10 73 59 1 1.751 11.9 3.9 3.1 0.81 0.5 34
1981 25 5 8 .385 6.33 118.0 168 92 83 12 49 33 2 1.839 12.8 3.7 2.5 0.67 0.9 20
1982 26 7 6 .538 3.37 115.0 121 48 43 3 61 51 5 1.583 9.5 4.8 4.0 0.84 0.2 41
1983 27 6 9 .400 5.54 138.0 159 94 85 11 63 53 2 1.609 10.4 4.1 3.5 0.84 0.7 38
1984 28 7 8 .467 4.64 132.0 149 76 68 3 62 86 0 1.598 10.2 4.2 5.9 1.39 0.2 39
1985 29 2 3 .400 4.83 41.0 50 25 22 2 30 26 0 1.951 11.0 6.6 5.7 0.87 0.4 21
1986 30 11 12 .478 4.37 204.0 194 110 99 15 76 86 7 1.324 8.6 3.4 3.8 1.13 0.7 37
1987 31 10 9 .526 3.79 171.0 192 80 72 17 66 79 2 1.509 10.1 3.5 4.2 1.20 0.9 39
1988 32 6 7 .462 4.66 114.0 112 66 59 6 53 70 1 1.447 8.8 4.2 5.5 1.32 0.5 19
1989 33 9 8 .529 3.96 150.0 160 73 66 3 73 78 8 1.553 9.6 4.4 4.7 1.07 0.2 45
1990 34 4 5 .444 4.27 78.0 81 41 37 5 42 39 0 1.577 9.3 4.8 4.5 0.93 0.6 13
1991 35 2 3 .400 7.47 47.0 65 43 39 4 26 30 2 1.936 12.4 5.0 5.7 1.15 0.8 18
14 Yrs 93 107 .465 4.63 1779.0 1999 1017 916 110 807 794 33 1.577 10.1 4.0 0.98 0.6 415



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1987 NL  13 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1979 NL  .636 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 NL  0.569 (6th)
1980 NL  0.478 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1986 NL  13 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1983 NL  9 (7th)
1984 NL  9 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1986 NL  6 (6th)
1989 NL  7 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1364), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1322nd), 0.4 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/4.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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