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Colby Lewis

Colby Preston Lewis (Cobra)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: August 2, 1979 in Bakersfield, CA
High School: North Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA)
School: Bakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 1, 2002 (Age 22.242)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2003 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Athletics/Tigers 2002-2014
2014 Contract Status: Free Agent (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.136, Free Agent: 2014 [*], Agents: Octagon [*]
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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
2002 22 TEX AL 1 3 .250 6.29 15 4 4 0 0 0 34.1 42 26 24 4 26 2 28 2 1 3 168 76 5.29 1.981 11.0 1.0 6.8 7.3 1.08
2003 23 TEX AL 10 9 .526 7.30 26 26 0 0 0 0 127.0 163 104 103 23 70 1 88 5 0 5 594 69 5.77 1.835 11.6 1.6 5.0 6.2 1.26
2004 24 TEX AL 1 1 .500 4.11 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.1 13 7 7 1 13 0 11 1 0 0 71 124 5.20 1.696 7.6 0.6 7.6 6.5 0.85
2005 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2006 26 DET AL 0 0 3.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 8 1 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 18 168 5.15 3.000 24.0 3.0 3.0 15.0 5.00
2007 27 OAK AL 0 2 .000 6.45 26 1 8 0 0 0 37.2 44 28 27 7 14 3 23 3 1 1 170 66 5.79 1.540 10.5 1.7 3.3 5.5 1.64
2010 30 TEX AL 12 13 .480 3.72 32 32 0 1 0 0 201.0 174 90 83 21 65 0 196 6 0 9 844 121 3.55 1.189 7.8 0.9 2.9 8.8 3.02
2011 31 TEX AL 14 10 .583 4.40 32 32 0 2 1 0 200.1 187 103 98 35 56 1 169 6 0 4 839 100 4.54 1.213 8.4 1.6 2.5 7.6 3.02
2012 32 TEX AL 6 6 .500 3.43 16 16 0 2 0 0 105.0 99 48 40 16 14 0 93 6 0 2 427 128 3.88 1.076 8.5 1.4 1.2 8.0 6.64
2014 34 TEX AL 8 10 .444 5.52 22 22 0 1 1 0 122.1 164 82 75 15 39 4 103 7 1 2 563 72 4.17 1.659 12.1 1.1 2.9 7.6 2.64
9 Yrs 52 54 .491 4.87 174 136 13 6 2 0 846.0 894 489 458 123 298 11 716 36 3 26 3694 92 4.45 1.409 9.5 1.3 3.2 7.6 2.40
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .491 4.87 38 30 3 1 0 0 186 196 107 100 27 65 2 157 8 1 6 810 92 4.45 1.409 9.5 1.3 3.2 7.6 2.40
TEX (7 yrs) 52 52 .500 4.81 146 135 4 6 2 0 805.1 842 460 430 115 283 8 688 33 2 25 3506 93 4.39 1.397 9.4 1.3 3.2 7.7 2.43
DET (1 yr) 0 0 3.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 8 1 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 18 168 5.15 3.000 24.0 3.0 3.0 15.0 5.00
OAK (1 yr) 0 2 .000 6.45 26 1 8 0 0 0 37.2 44 28 27 7 14 3 23 3 1 1 170 66 5.79 1.540 10.5 1.7 3.3 5.5 1.64
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
2002 22 TEX AL 34.1 15 4 26 6.82 5.16 -0.14 -0.02 105.6 5.57 -5 -0.5 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .468 .497 $200,000
2003 23 TEX AL 127.0 26 26 104 7.37 5.01 0.36 0.19 111.3 5.38 -28 -2.5 -0.1 -1.3 -14 .404 .485 $302,500
2004 24 TEX AL 15.1 3 3 7 4.11 4.96 -0.19 0.19 103.7 5.53 2 0.2 -0.0 0.4 4 .575 .501 $337,500
2006 26 DET AL 3.0 2 0 1 3.00 5.09 0.30 -0.38 100.0 4.42 0 0.0 .4 -0.0 0.1 1 .521 .500
2007 27 OAK AL 37.2 26 1 28 6.69 4.84 0.13 -0.31 95.6 4.21 -11 -1.0 .8 0.0 -0.6 -6 .461 .494
2010 30 TEX AL 201.0 32 32 90 4.03 4.30 -0.05 0.16 102.9 4.64 12 1.3 -0.1 3.2 34 .540 .508 $1,750,000
2011 31 TEX AL 200.1 32 32 103 4.63 4.32 0.11 0.16 106.0 4.63 -0 -0.1 -0.1 1.9 21 .498 .500 $2,000,000
2012 32 TEX AL 105.0 16 16 48 4.11 4.35 -0.02 0.17 109.9 4.99 10 1.1 -0.1 2.1 21 .570 .507 $3,250,000
2014 34 TEX AL 122.1 22 22 82 6.03 4.25 -0.27 0.16 101.8 4.77 -20 -2.0 -0.1 -0.9 -6 .410 .488
9 Seasons 846.0 174 136 489 5.20 4.48 0.02 0.13 105.4 4.84 -39 -3.4 1.0 -0.6 4.7 54 .481 .497 $7,840,000
TEX (7 yrs) 805.1 146 135 460 5.14 4.47 0.02 0.16 105.9 4.88 -29 -2.4 1.4 -0.6 5.2 59 .484 .498 $7,840,000
DET (1 yr) 3.0 2 0 1 3.00 5.09 0.30 -0.38 100.0 4.42 0 0.0 .4 -0.0 0.1 1 .521 .500
OAK (1 yr) 37.2 26 1 28 6.69 4.84 0.13 -0.31 95.6 4.21 -11 -1.0 .8 0.0 -0.6 -6 .461 .494

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
2010 30 TEX AL ALDS W TBR 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 22 1.400 3.6 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
2010 30 TEX AL ALCS W NYY 2 0 1.000 1.98 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 9 3 3 1 6 0 13 1 0 2 54 1.098 5.9 0.7 4.0 8.6 2.17
2010 30 TEX AL WS L SFG 1 0 1.000 2.35 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 5 2 2 2 2 0 6 1 0 0 30 0.913 5.9 2.3 2.3 7.0 3.00
2011 31 TEX AL ALDS W TBR 1 0 1.000 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0 0 1 21 0.500 1.5 1.5 3.0 9.0 3.00
2011 31 TEX AL ALCS W DET 0 1 .000 6.35 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 8 4 4 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 27 1.765 12.7 3.2 3.2 9.5 3.00
2011 31 TEX AL WS L STL 0 0 2.25 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 7 5 3 1 5 0 8 0 0 0 50 1.000 5.3 0.8 3.8 6.0 1.60
2 Yrs (6 Series) 4 1 .800 2.34 8 8 0 0 0 0 50.0 32 15 13 7 22 0 44 2 0 3 204 1.080 5.8 1.3 4.0 7.9 2.00
2 ALDS 1 0 1.000 0.82 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 3 1 1 1 7 0 11 0 0 1 43 0.909 2.5 0.8 5.7 9.0 1.57
2 ALCS 2 1 .667 3.26 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.1 17 7 7 3 8 0 19 1 0 2 81 1.293 7.9 1.4 3.7 8.8 2.38
2 WS 1 0 1.000 2.29 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.2 12 7 5 3 7 0 14 1 0 0 80 0.966 5.5 1.4 3.2 6.4 2.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2002 22 TEX AL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 23 TEX AL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 24 TEX AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2005 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2006 26 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2007 27 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 30 TEX AL 32 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 52 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 31 TEX AL 32 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .250 .375 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 32 TEX AL 16 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 168 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 34 TEX AL 22 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 125 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 174 26 25 1 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 .280 .280 .320 .600 60 8 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 24 23 1 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 .280 .280 .320 .600 60 7 0 0 1 0 0
TEX (7 yrs) 146 26 25 1 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 .280 .280 .320 .600 60 8 0 0 1 0 0
DET (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2002 22 TEX AL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000 1
2003 23 TEX AL 26 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $302,500 1
2004 24 TEX AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $337,500 /1
2006 26 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2007 27 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2010 30 TEX AL 32 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $1,750,000 1
2011 31 TEX AL 32 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,000,000 1
2012 32 TEX AL 16 4 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,250,000 1
2014 34 TEX AL 2 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .544 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
9 Seasons 154 26 -2 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.1 3 $7,840,000
TEX (7 yrs) 126 26 -2 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.1 3 $7,840,000
DET (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
OAK (1 yr) 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
2010 30 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 TEX AL ALCS NYY W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 TEX AL WS SFG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 TEX AL ALCS DET W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 TEX AL WS STL L 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (6 Series) 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 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
2 ALCS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2002 TEX AL 22 P 15 4 0 34.1 12 5 7 0 2 1.000 3.15 0.80 .957 1.68 1.67 1 0 0% 32% 0
2003 TEX AL 23 P 26 26 0 127.0 21 8 13 0 1 1.000 1 2 1.49 0.81 .957 1.73 1.71 5 6 55% 30% 0
2004 TEX AL 24 P 3 3 0 15.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.76 1.00 .947 1.64 1.63 1 0 0% 32% 0
2006 DET AL 26 P 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.50 1.55 0 0 0
2007 OAK AL 27 P 26 1 0 37.2 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.96 0.15 .955 1.60 1.59 1 0 0% 27% 0
2010 TEX AL 30 P 32 32 1 201.0 25 8 12 5 0 .800 -5 -5 0.90 0.63 .953 1.63 1.61 13 4 24% 26% 0
2011 TEX AL 31 P 32 32 2 200.1 20 3 13 4 1 .800 0 0 0.72 0.50 .949 1.60 1.59 10 7 41% 28% 0
2012 TEX AL 32 P 16 16 2 105.0 13 4 7 2 0 .846 -1 -2 0.94 0.69 .954 1.57 1.56 8 3 27% 25% 0
2014 TEX AL 34 P 22 22 1 122.1 10 2 7 1 0 .900 -3 -5 0.66 0.41 .950 1.48 1.48 15 7 32% 28% 0
9 Seasons P 174 136 6 846.0 108 32 64 12 5 .889 -8 -1 1.02 0.55 .953 1.61 1.60 54 27 33% 28% 0
9 Seasons TOT 174 136 6 846.0 108 32 64 12 5 .889 -8 -11 1.02 0.55 .953 1.61 1.60 54 27 33% 28% 0
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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Jun 13th AL Player of the Week

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2010 AL  1.189 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2010 AL  7.791 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2010 AL  8.776 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2010 AL  196 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2012 AL  2 (10th)
2014 AL  1 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2011 AL  1 (8th)
2014 AL  1 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  35 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2003 AL  70 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  164 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
2010 AL  13 (10th)
2014 AL  10 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  98 (8th)
2014 AL  75 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2010 AL  5 (1st)
2011 AL  4 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 12 (1393), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 11 (952), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1768), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1143rd), 5.0 career WAR/7.0 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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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
2002 22 Texas Rangers $200,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 23 Texas Rangers $302,500 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 24 Texas Rangers $337,500 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 25 Detroit Tigers $339,500 ?
2010 30 Texas Rangers $1,750,000 3.136
2011 31 Texas Rangers $2,000,000 ?
2012 32 Texas Rangers $3,250,000 5.136 contracts
2013 33 Texas Rangers $2,000,000 6.136 contracts
Earliest Free Agent: 2014
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,179,500
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.

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Name and misspellings: Colby Cobra Colby Preston Lewis

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