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T.J. Mathews

Timothy Jay Mathews

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 9, 1970 in Belleville, IL
Schools: St. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO), University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV), University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 36th round of the 1992 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1992. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 28, 1995 (Age 25.200)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Cardinals/Astros 1995-2002

Final Game: July 24, 2002 (Age 32.196)
Relatives: Son of Nelson Mathews
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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
1995 25 STL NL 1 1 .500 1.52 23 0 12 0 0 2 29.2 21 7 5 1 11 1 28 0 0 2 120 276 2.77 1.079 6.4 0.3 3.3 8.5 2.55
1996 26 STL NL 2 6 .250 3.01 67 0 23 0 0 6 83.2 62 32 28 8 32 4 80 2 0 1 345 139 3.72 1.124 6.7 0.9 3.4 8.6 2.50
1997 27 TOT MLB 10 6 .625 3.01 64 0 26 0 0 3 74.2 75 32 25 9 30 4 70 2 0 1 329 143 4.09 1.406 9.0 1.1 3.6 8.4 2.33
1997 27 STL NL 4 4 .500 2.15 40 0 12 0 0 0 46.0 41 14 11 4 18 3 46 1 0 1 197 195 3.48 1.283 8.0 0.8 3.5 9.0 2.56
1997 27 OAK AL 6 2 .750 4.40 24 0 14 0 0 3 28.2 34 18 14 5 12 1 24 1 0 0 132 102 5.06 1.605 10.7 1.6 3.8 7.5 2.00
1998 28 OAK AL 7 4 .636 4.58 66 0 15 0 0 1 72.2 71 44 37 6 29 3 53 4 0 1 319 99 4.12 1.376 8.8 0.7 3.6 6.6 1.83
1999 29 OAK AL 9 5 .643 3.81 50 0 15 0 0 3 59.0 46 28 25 9 20 4 42 2 0 2 242 121 4.81 1.119 7.0 1.4 3.1 6.4 2.10
2000 30 OAK AL 2 3 .400 6.03 50 0 19 0 0 0 59.2 73 40 40 10 25 5 42 2 0 2 273 78 5.26 1.642 11.0 1.5 3.8 6.3 1.68
2001 31 TOT MLB 1 1 .500 4.30 30 0 7 0 0 1 37.2 39 20 18 4 12 3 29 0 0 1 164 103 3.85 1.354 9.3 1.0 2.9 6.9 2.42
2001 31 OAK AL 0 1 .000 5.09 20 0 4 0 0 1 23.0 28 14 13 2 11 3 19 0 0 1 108 87 3.96 1.696 11.0 0.8 4.3 7.4 1.73
2001 31 STL NL 1 0 1.000 3.07 10 0 3 0 0 0 14.2 11 6 5 2 1 0 10 0 0 0 56 144 3.66 0.818 6.8 1.2 0.6 6.1 10.00
2002 32 HOU NL 0 0 3.44 12 0 4 0 0 0 18.1 19 7 7 2 5 3 13 0 0 0 76 128 3.78 1.309 9.3 1.0 2.5 6.4 2.60
8 Yrs 32 26 .552 3.82 362 0 121 0 0 16 435.1 406 210 185 49 164 27 357 12 0 10 1868 116 4.16 1.309 8.4 1.0 3.4 7.4 2.18
162 Game Avg. 6 5 .552 3.82 68 0 23 0 0 3 82 76 39 35 9 31 5 67 2 0 2 351 116 4.16 1.309 8.4 1.0 3.4 7.4 2.18
OAK (5 yrs) 24 15 .615 4.78 210 0 67 0 0 8 243.0 252 144 129 32 97 16 180 9 0 6 1074 96 4.66 1.436 9.3 1.2 3.6 6.7 1.86
STL (4 yrs) 8 11 .421 2.53 140 0 50 0 0 8 174.0 135 59 49 15 62 8 164 3 0 4 718 166 3.49 1.132 7.0 0.8 3.2 8.5 2.65
HOU (1 yr) 0 0 3.44 12 0 4 0 0 0 18.1 19 7 7 2 5 3 13 0 0 0 76 128 3.78 1.309 9.3 1.0 2.5 6.4 2.60
AL (5 yrs) 24 15 .615 4.78 210 0 67 0 0 8 243.0 252 144 129 32 97 16 180 9 0 6 1074 96 4.66 1.436 9.3 1.2 3.6 6.7 1.86
NL (5 yrs) 8 11 .421 2.62 152 0 54 0 0 8 192.1 154 66 56 17 67 11 177 3 0 4 794 162 3.52 1.149 7.2 0.8 3.1 8.3 2.64
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
1995 25 STL NL 29.2 23 0 7 2.12 4.86 0.24 -0.36 100.8 4.28 7 0.7 1.1 -0.0 0.9 10 .530 .504 $109,000
1996 26 STL NL 83.2 67 0 32 3.44 4.70 0.43 -0.35 100.9 3.95 5 0.5 1.4 -0.1 1.2 12 .508 .503 $130,000
1997 27 STL NL 46.0 40 0 14 2.74 4.73 0.34 -0.36 99.3 4.00 6 0.7 1.3 0.0 1.1 10 .516 .504 $240,000
1997 27 OAK AL 28.2 24 0 18 5.65 5.14 -0.54 -0.39 94.7 5.02 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.0 1 .491 .499
1998 28 OAK AL 72.2 66 0 44 5.45 5.11 -0.40 -0.39 99.4 5.09 -3 -0.3 1.2 -0.2 0.3 6 .496 .498 $315,000
1999 29 OAK AL 59.0 50 0 28 4.27 5.27 -0.28 -0.39 94.3 4.87 4 0.4 1.5 -0.0 1.0 11 .507 .502 $750,000
2000 30 OAK AL 59.2 50 0 40 6.03 5.49 -0.30 -0.40 98.2 5.28 -5 -0.5 1.2 -0.2 -0.0 2 .490 .497 $1,225,000
2001 31 OAK AL 23.0 20 0 14 5.48 5.00 0.13 -0.37 98.7 4.44 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .486 .498 $1,900,000
2001 31 STL NL 14.2 10 0 6 3.68 4.67 0.37 -0.35 101.9 4.02 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .505 .500
2002 32 HOU NL 18.1 12 0 7 3.44 4.63 -0.28 -0.34 107.4 4.90 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.4 5 .526 .502 $1,000,000
8 Seasons 435.1 362 0 210 4.34 5.01 -0.04 -0.37 99.0 4.62 12 1.4 1.3 -0.7 4.9 59 .504 .501 $5,669,000
OAK (5 yrs) 243.0 210 0 144 5.33 5.24 -0.31 -0.39 97.3 5.01 -9 -0.9 1.3 -0.5 1.2 20 .496 .499 $4,190,000
STL (4 yrs) 174.0 140 0 59 3.05 4.73 0.37 -0.36 100.5 4.03 19 1.9 1.3 -0.1 3.4 34 .514 .503 $479,000
HOU (1 yr) 18.1 12 0 7 3.44 4.63 -0.28 -0.34 107.4 4.90 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.4 5 .526 .502 $1,000,000

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
1996 26 STL NL NLDS W SDP 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
1996 26 STL NL NLCS L ATL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 4.500 27.0 0.0 13.5 27.0 2.00
1 Yr (2 Series) 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 9 2.400 16.2 0.0 5.4 21.6 4.00
1 NLDS 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
1 NLCS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 4.500 27.0 0.0 13.5 27.0 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
1995 25 STL NL 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 26 STL NL 67 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 27 TOT MLB 64 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 27 STL NL 40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 27 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 28 OAK AL 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 29 OAK AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 30 OAK AL 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 31 TOT MLB 30 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 31 OAK AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 31 STL NL 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 32 HOU NL 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 362 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .083 .000 .083 -75 0 1 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .083 .000 .083 -75 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (5 yrs) 210 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (4 yrs) 140 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 210 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 152 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 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
1995 25 STL NL 23 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $109,000 1
1996 26 STL NL 67 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $130,000 1
1997 27 STL NL 40 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $240,000 1
1997 27 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1998 28 OAK AL 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $315,000 1
1999 29 OAK AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $750,000 1
2000 30 OAK AL 50 1 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $1,225,000 1
2001 31 OAK AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,900,000 1
2001 31 STL NL 10 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2002 32 HOU NL 12 1 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,000,000 1
8 Seasons 362 12 -3 -0 -0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $5,669,000
OAK (5 yrs) 210 1 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $4,190,000
STL (4 yrs) 140 10 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $479,000
HOU (1 yr) 12 1 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,000,000

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
1996 26 STL NL NLDS SDP W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 26 STL NL NLCS ATL L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1995 STL NL 25 P 23 0 0 29.2 10 4 5 1 1 .900 2.73 0.39 .956 1.85 1.83 7 0 0% 30% 0
1996 STL NL 26 P 67 0 0 83.2 8 0 6 2 0 .750 0.65 0.09 .954 1.84 1.83 1 3 75% 28% 0
1997 TOT MLB 27 P 64 0 0 74.2 16 6 8 2 0 .875 1.69 0.22 .954 1.81 1.78 13 0 0% 32% 0
1997 STL NL 27 P 40 0 0 46.0 10 5 4 1 0 .900 1.76 0.23 .953 1.86 1.84 7 0 0% 32% 0
1997 OAK AL 27 P 24 0 0 28.2 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.57 0.21 .955 1.73 1.69 6 0 0% 32% 0
1998 OAK AL 28 P 66 0 0 72.2 12 4 7 1 1 .917 1.36 0.17 .958 1.78 1.76 7 1 13% 31% 0
1999 OAK AL 29 P 50 0 0 59.0 13 6 7 0 0 1.000 1.98 0.26 .952 1.69 1.66 3 0 0% 33% 0
2000 OAK AL 30 P 50 0 0 59.2 13 2 11 0 1 1.000 1.96 0.26 .956 1.61 1.60 3 0 0% 30% 0
2001 TOT MLB 31 P 30 0 0 37.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.67 0.23 .957 1.77 1.74 0 2 100% 30% 0
2001 OAK AL 31 P 20 0 0 23.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.57 0.20 .955 1.76 1.74 0 2 100% 30% 0
2001 STL NL 31 P 10 0 0 14.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.84 0.30 .960 1.78 1.73 0 0 0
2002 HOU NL 32 P 12 0 0 18.1 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 1.96 0.33 .962 1.82 1.81 4 1 20% 32% 0
8 Seasons P 362 0 0 435.1 83 23 54 6 4 .928 1.59 0.21 .956 1.77 1.75 38 7 16% 31% 0
8 Seasons TOT 362 0 0 435.1 83 23 54 6 4 .928 1.59 0.21 .956 1.77 1.75 38 7 16% 31% 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.
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2038), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (583rd), 5.0 career WAR/4.9 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1995 25 St. Louis Cardinals $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 26 St. Louis Cardinals $130,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 27 St. Louis Cardinals $240,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 28 Oakland Athletics $315,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 29 Oakland Athletics $750,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 30 Oakland Athletics $1,225,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 31 Oakland Athletics $1,900,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 32 Houston Astros $1,000,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,669,000
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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