Jesse Litsch    \litsch\

Jesse Allen Litsch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: March 9, 1985 in Pinellas Park, FL
High School: Dixie Hollins HS (St. Petersburg, FL)
School: South Florida Community College (Avon Park, FL)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 24th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed May 16, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 15, 2007 (Age 22)
Team: BlueJays 2007-2011

Final Game: September 25, 2011 (Age 26)
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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
2007 22 TOR AL 7 9 .438 3.81 5.14 20 20 0 0 0 0 111.0 116 56 47 14 36 2 50 7 0 2 478 118 1.369 9.4 1.1 2.9 4.1 1.39
2008 23 TOR AL 13 9 .591 3.58 4.29 29 28 0 2 2 0 176.0 178 79 70 20 39 2 99 8 0 4 735 118 1.233 9.1 1.0 2.0 5.1 2.54
2009 24 TOR AL 0 1 .000 9.00 7.76 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 14 9 9 4 1 0 8 1 0 0 42 51 1.667 14.0 4.0 1.0 8.0 8.00
2010 25 TOR AL 1 5 .167 5.79 5.44 9 9 0 0 0 0 46.2 53 30 30 7 15 0 16 2 0 1 202 73 1.457 10.2 1.4 2.9 3.1 1.07
2011 26 TOR AL 6 3 .667 4.44 4.24 28 8 4 0 0 1 75.0 69 40 37 10 28 2 66 3 0 3 317 96 1.293 8.3 1.2 3.4 7.9 2.36
5 Yrs 27 27 .500 4.16 4.71 88 67 4 2 2 1 417.2 430 214 193 55 119 6 239 21 0 10 1774 104 1.314 9.3 1.2 2.6 5.2 2.01
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .500 4.16 4.71 39 29 2 1 1 0 183 189 94 85 24 52 3 105 9 0 4 778 104 1.314 9.3 1.2 2.6 5.2 2.01

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
2007 22 TOR AL 111.0 20 20 56 4.54 5.04 0.62 0.19 98.7 4.55 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.0 13 .496 .500
2008 23 TOR AL 176.0 29 28 79 4.04 4.80 0.28 0.18 98.1 4.61 8 0.8 .1 -0.1 2.5 30 .528 .505 $395,800
2009 24 TOR AL 9.0 2 2 9 9.00 4.84 0.42 0.19 97.3 4.48 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .312 .498 $414,400
2010 25 TOR AL 46.2 9 9 30 5.79 4.57 -0.01 0.16 101.5 4.81 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .440 .497 $414,700
2011 26 TOR AL 75.0 28 8 40 4.80 4.68 0.00 -0.03 105.4 4.90 1 0.1 1.2 -0.1 0.8 9 .502 .500 $830,000
5 Seasons 417.2 88 67 214 4.61 4.82 0.29 0.14 99.9 4.67 -2 -0.1 1.2 -0.3 3.9 48 .499 .501 $2,054,900

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
2007 22 TOR AL 20 478 429 56 116 19 3 14 6 3 36 50 .270 .335 .427 .761 .277 183 17 7 3 3 2 8
2008 23 TOR AL 29 735 683 79 178 37 4 20 3 6 39 99 .261 .307 .414 .721 .278 283 11 8 1 4 2 4
2009 24 TOR AL 2 42 40 9 14 1 1 4 1 1 1 8 .350 .381 .725 1.106 .357 29 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010 25 TOR AL 9 202 185 30 53 10 2 7 2 0 15 16 .286 .347 .476 .822 .284 88 6 2 0 0 0 0
2011 26 TOR AL 28 317 282 40 69 17 2 10 2 1 28 66 .245 .317 .426 .743 .284 120 8 3 2 2 2 4
5 Yrs 88 1774 1619 214 430 84 12 55 14 11 119 239 .266 .322 .434 .757 .281 703 42 21 6 9 6 16
162 Game Avg. 39 778 710 94 189 37 5 24 6 5 52 105 .266 .322 .434 .757 .281 308 18 9 3 4 3 7
MLB Averages .261 .330 .412 .741 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2007 22 TOR AL 5.9 0.6 489 0.7 9.4 -8.6 1.07 0.0 0.6 5.8 0.6 0.92 2.4 0 0 0
2008 23 TOR AL 11.7 1.2 747 0.7 11.5 -10.8 .87 0.9 -0.1 15.0 1.5 0.88 12.5 0 0 1
2009 24 TOR AL -4.1 -0.4 43 -0.5 0.5 -1.0 .75 -0.5 -0.2 -5.1 -0.4 0.83 -5.2 0 0 0
2010 25 TOR AL -7.0 -0.7 204 -0.5 3.1 -3.6 .91 -0.5 -0.1 -5.8 -0.6 0.91 -5.3 0 0 0
2011 26 TOR AL -1.2 -0.1 326 -0.0 5.3 -5.3 .91 -0.2 0.2 1.7 0.2 0.96 -4.1 7 3 10
5 Yrs 5.3 0.6 1809 0.4 29.8 -29.4 .93 -0.3 0.7 11.6 1.3 0.91 0.3 7 3 11

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
2007 22 TOR AL 20 20 7 9 4 0 3 9 11 .450 1 1 0 0 12 60% 48.5 70 19 15 5 0 8 4.1 3.9 5.6 88 4 11 5 0 106
2008 23 TOR AL 29 28 13 9 6 3 2 13 15 .464 3 3 2 2 15 54% 52.0 80 24 21 8 1 13 5.1 5.7 6.2 97 3 12 13 0 115
2009 24 TOR AL 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 .500 0 1 0 0 0 0% 37.0 42 32 1 0 0 1 4.5 3.0 4.5 78 1 0 1 0 106
2010 25 TOR AL 9 9 1 5 3 1 2 2 7 .222 2 0 0 0 3 33% 43.0 74 12 13 7 0 6 4.2 3.8 5.2 86 2 7 0 0 99
2011 26 TOR AL 28 8 4 3 1 1 0 4 4 .500 1 0 0 0 3 38% 48.1 67 29 6 2 0 4 6.0 6.2 5.8 100 0 4 4 0 111
5 Yrs 88 67 25 27 15 5 7 29 38 .433 7 5 2 2 33 49% 49 80 12 56 22 1 32 4.8 5.0 5.8 93 10 34 23 0 115
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 100 -12 4.6 4.6 5.9 96

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
2008 23 TOR AL 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .865 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0 49
2011 26 TOR AL 28 20 4 2 0 2 1 1 50% 5 3 10 1 10% 7 .913 7 3 10 7 3 10 7 13 8 2 8 2 4.3 24
2 Yrs 57 21 4 2 0 2 1 1 50% 5 3 10 1 10% .879 7 3 11 7 3 11 7 14 9 2 9 2 4.5 25

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%
2007 22 TOR AL 478 46% 2.9% 10.5% 7.5% 7.5% 31% 0.95 1.41 77% 18% 8.4% 14% 86 17 20%
2008 23 TOR AL 735 46% 2.7% 13.5% 5.3% 8.3% 34% 0.94 1.22 77% 19% 7.6% 12% 115 11 10%
2009 24 TOR AL 42 43% 9.5% 19.1% 2.4% 14.3% 43% 0.60 0.80 67% 9% 23.5% 15% 4 0 0%
2010 25 TOR AL 202 41% 3.5% 7.9% 7.4% 9.4% 36% 0.81 1.14 80% 18% 8.6% 13% 37 6 16%
2011 26 TOR AL 317 44% 3.2% 20.8% 8.8% 9.2% 42% 0.79 1.23 66% 23% 9.0% 8% 61 8 13%
5 Yrs 1774 45% 3.1% 13.5% 6.7% 8.5% 35% 0.89 1.25 75% 19% 8.6% 12% 303 42 14%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 17.9% 8.6% 7.8% 33% 0.79 1.07 69% 19% 7.5% 13% 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
2007 22 TOR AL 479 1769 3.69 1087 61.7% 28.4% 11.9% 24.3% 35.4% 71.6% 0.9% 44.1% 83.4% 54.5% 5.2% 25 16 15.9% 76 28 7 14 36 28.0% 2 7 -1 0 0
2008 23 TOR AL 735 2754 3.75 1760 64.0% 28.8% 11.4% 26.4% 33.5% 71.3% 0.6% 45.6% 84.1% 58.4% 2.6% 19 13 20.0% 147 63 5 32 67 32.3% 11 4 0 0 0
2009 24 TOR AL 42 155 3.69 94 60.6% 26.6% 14.9% 24.5% 34.0% 73.4% 0.0% 44.5% 79.7% 52.4% 4.8% 2 2 16.7% 7 3 0 5 3 62.5% 1 0 0 0 0
2010 25 TOR AL 202 771 3.82 457 59.3% 27.8% 11.4% 23.9% 37.0% 72.2% 0.0% 42.8% 84.2% 55.4% 2.5% 5 2 14.4% 29 8 2 3 13 18.8% 1 3 0 0 0
2011 26 TOR AL 318 1272 4.00 771 61.0% 30.4% 16.2% 24.9% 28.5% 69.6% 1.6% 42.5% 76.7% 54.4% 6.3% 20 8 19.5% 62 29 3 20 46 30.3% 10 10 -1 0 0
5 Yrs 1776 6721 3.78 4169 62.2% 28.8% 12.5% 25.3% 33.5% 71.2% 0.8% 44.3% 82.5% 56.1% 4.0% 71 41 18.1% 321 131 17 74 165 31.0% 25 24 -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.80 63.1% 27.7% 14.8% 27.1% 30.4% 72.3% 1.6% 45.6% 79.6% 58.6% 5.0% 22.5% 24.9%

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
2007 22 TOR AL 478 116 12 3 14 0 7 8 6 5 9 28 17 3 61% 8 2 0 159 6 3 67% 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 0
2008 23 TOR AL 735 178 16 2 20 0 11 11 9 8 12 25 18 2 72% 4 4 1 233 3 6 33% 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 11 0
2009 24 TOR AL 42 14 1 0 4 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 TOR AL 202 53 8 1 7 0 2 2 5 5 2 11 6 0 55% 0 1 0 66 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 26 TOR AL 317 69 3 0 10 0 6 4 6 6 4 21 11 3 52% 4 3 1 112 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
5 Yrs 1774 430 40 6 55 0 26 28 27 27 28 85 52 8 61% 16 10 2 581 14 11 56% 14 9 0 2 0 0 1 0 29 0
MLB Averages 53% 73%

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+
2007 22 7 9 .438 3.81 20 20 0 0 0 0 111.0 116 56 47 14 36 2 50 7 0 2 478 118 1.369 9.4 1.1 2.9 4.1 1.39 118
2008 23 20 18 .526 3.67 49 48 0 2 2 0 287.0 294 135 117 34 75 4 149 15 0 6 1213 118 1.286 9.2 1.1 2.4 4.7 1.99 118
2009 24 20 19 .513 3.83 51 50 0 2 2 0 296.0 308 144 126 38 76 4 157 16 0 6 1255 113 1.297 9.4 1.2 2.3 4.8 2.07 113
2010 25 21 24 .467 4.10 60 59 0 2 2 0 342.2 361 174 156 45 91 4 173 18 0 7 1457 105 1.319 9.5 1.2 2.4 4.5 1.90 105
2011 26 27 27 .500 4.16 88 67 4 2 2 1 417.2 430 214 193 55 119 6 239 21 0 10 1774 104 1.314 9.3 1.2 2.6 5.2 2.01 104

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
2007 22 6 6 .500 3.73 111.0 112 51 46 14 35 50 7 1.324 9.1 2.8 4.1 1.43 1.1 20
2008 23 11 9 .550 3.48 176.0 176 75 68 20 39 99 8 1.222 9.0 2.0 5.1 2.54 1.0 29
2009 24 0 1 .000 7.00 9.0 13 8 7 4 1 8 1 1.556 13.0 1.0 8.0 8.00 4.0 2
2010 25 2 3 .400 4.98 47.0 53 29 26 7 15 16 2 1.447 10.1 2.9 3.1 1.07 1.3 9
2011 26 4 4 .500 4.20 75.0 68 39 35 10 28 66 3 1.280 8.2 3.4 7.9 2.36 1.2 28
5 Yrs 23 23 .500 3.92 418.0 422 202 182 55 118 239 21 1.292 9.1 5.1 2.03 1.2 88



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2008 AL  1.994 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (888), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 5 (1942), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2024), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1320th), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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