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Vance Law

Vance Aaron Law (Long arm of the Law)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 1, 1956 in Boise, ID
High School: Provo HS (Provo, UT)
School: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 39th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1980 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Expos/Cubs/Athletics/Pirates 1980-1991
Agents: Jack Sands,Steve Freyer [*]
Final Game: October 6, 1991 (Age 35)
Relatives: Son of Vern Law
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1986 29 MON NL 0 0 2.25 4.27 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 183 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
1987 30 MON NL 0 0 5.40 1.67 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.1 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 86 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 5.4
1991 34 OAK AL 0 0 0.00 7.36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs 0 0 3.38 3.44 7 0 7 0 0 0 8.0 9 4 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 35 134 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 2.3 0.67
162 Game Avg. 0 0 3.38 3.44 68 0 68 0 0 0 78 87 39 29 0 29 0 19 0 0 19 340 134 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 2.3 0.67
MON (2 yrs) 0 0 3.68 3.09 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
OAK (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 7.36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
NL (2 yrs) 0 0 3.68 3.09 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
AL (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 7.36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00

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
1986 29 MON NL 4.0 3 0 2 4.50 4.11 -0.13 -0.32 102.0 4.00 -0 -0.0 .0 0.0 0.0 0 .491 .500 $450,000
1987 30 MON NL 3.1 3 0 2 5.40 5.07 -0.15 -0.38 100.7 4.86 -0 -0.0 .0 0.0 0.0 0 .492 .500 $525,000
1991 34 OAK AL 0.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.46 0.15 -0.34 102.0 4.05 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .532 .500 $500,000
3 Seasons 8.0 7 0 4 4.50 4.54 -0.11 -0.35 101.4 4.36 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 1 .497 .500 $1,475,000
MON (2 yrs) 7.1 6 0 4 4.91 4.55 -0.14 -0.35 101.4 4.39 -0 -0.1 .0 0.0 0.0 0 .492 .500 $975,000
OAK (1 yr) 0.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.46 0.15 -0.34 102.0 4.05 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .532 .500 $500,000

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
1986 29 MON NL 3 16 14 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .214 .313 .286 .598 .214 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
1987 30 MON NL 3 15 15 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 .385 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 34 OAK AL 1 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 7 35 32 4 9 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 .281 .343 .344 .687 .300 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 68 340 311 39 87 19 0 0 0 0 29 19 .281 .343 .344 .687 .300 107 10 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages .259 .324 .388 .711 .285

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1986 29 MON NL 0.4 0.0 18 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .00 -0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.0 1.03 -0.3 0 0 1
1987 30 MON NL -0.2 -0.0 16 0.0 0.0 0.0 .00 -0.4 -0.0 1.09 -0.1 0 0 0
1991 34 OAK AL 0.5 0.0 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 .00 -0.1 -0.0 1.52 0.0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 0.8 0.1 38 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .00 -0.0 -0.7 -0.6 -0.1 1.11 -0.3 0 0 1

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
1986 29 MON NL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .003 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 4.0
1987 30 MON NL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 3.3
1991 34 OAK AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 8 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0 12
3 Yrs 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% .001 0 0 1 0 0 7 1 6 2 1 2 0 3.4 12

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%
1986 29 MON NL 16 44% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 6.3% 33% 5.00 88% 5 1 20%
1987 30 MON NL 15 40% 0.0% 13.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 0.33 87% 5 0 0%
1991 34 OAK AL 4 25% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 25.0% 100% 0.50 1.00 75% 0% 0.0% 0% 1 0 0%
3 Yrs 35 40% 0.0% 5.7% 8.6% 5.7% 22% 0.50 1.44 86% 0% 0.0% 0% 11 1 9%
MLB Averages 41% 2.1% 14.2% 8.5% 6.7% 29% 0.80 1.07 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
1991 34 OAK AL 4 12 3.00 8 66.7% 12.5% 12.5% 37.5% 37.5% 87.5% 0.0% 58.3% 85.7% 75.0% 0.0% 0 0 25.0% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr 4 12 3.00 8 66.7% 12.5% 12.5% 37.5% 37.5% 87.5% 0.0% 58.3% 85.7% 75.0% 0.0% 0 0 25.0% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
1986 29 MON NL 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 67% 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1987 30 MON NL 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1991 34 OAK AL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 33% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 35 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 50% 0 2 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MLB Averages 54% 68%

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+
1986 29 0 0 2.25 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 183 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00 183
1987 30 0 0 3.68 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00 118
1988 31 0 0 3.68 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00 118
1989 32 0 0 3.68 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00 118
1990 33 0 0 3.68 6 0 6 0 0 0 7.1 8 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 31 118 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00 118
1991 34 0 0 3.38 7 0 7 0 0 0 8.0 9 4 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 35 134 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 2.3 0.67 134

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
1986 29 0 0 4.50 4.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.250 6.8 4.5 0.0 0.00 0.0 3
1987 30 0 0 6.00 3.0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 3
1991 34 0 0 0.00 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.000 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 1
3 Yrs 0 0 4.50 8.0 5 4 4 0 4 2 0 1.125 5.6 2.3 0.50 0.0 7



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Name and misspellings: Long arm of the Vance Aaron Law Vance Law

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