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Gil Meche    \MESH\

Gilbert Allen Meche

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 8, 1978 in Lafayette, LA
High Schools: Acadiana HS (Lafayette, LA), Scott HS (Scott, LA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1996. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 1999 (Age 20.301, 15,111th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Royals 1999-2010
Agents: Casey Close, Greg Landry [*]
Final Game: October 3, 2010 (Age 32.025)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 26, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #817. Tom Seaton… #818. Lynn McGlothen… #819. Jose DeLeon… #820. GIL MECHE… #821. Jim Brosnan… #822. Russ Ortiz… #823. Terry Larkin… 

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
1999 20 SEA AL 8 4 .667 4.73 16 15 0 0 0 0 85.2 73 48 45 9 57 1 47 2 0 1 375 105 5.47 1.518 7.7 0.9 6.0 4.9 0.82
2000 21 SEA AL 4 4 .500 3.78 15 15 0 1 1 0 85.2 75 37 36 7 40 0 60 1 0 2 363 121 4.23 1.342 7.9 0.7 4.2 6.3 1.50
2001 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2003 24 SEA AL 15 13 .536 4.59 32 32 0 1 0 0 186.1 187 97 95 30 63 2 130 3 0 7 785 94 4.79 1.342 9.0 1.4 3.0 6.3 2.06
2004 25 SEA AL 7 7 .500 5.01 23 23 0 1 1 0 127.2 139 73 71 21 47 0 99 5 0 4 565 90 4.86 1.457 9.8 1.5 3.3 7.0 2.11
2005 26 SEA AL 10 8 .556 5.09 29 26 2 0 0 0 143.1 153 92 81 18 72 1 83 2 0 4 638 83 5.04 1.570 9.6 1.1 4.5 5.2 1.15
2006 27 SEA AL 11 8 .579 4.48 32 32 0 1 0 0 186.2 183 106 93 24 84 2 156 8 2 4 811 99 4.63 1.430 8.8 1.2 4.1 7.5 1.86
2007 ★ 28 KCR AL 9 13 .409 3.67 34 34 0 1 0 0 216.0 218 98 88 22 62 2 156 3 0 3 906 125 4.02 1.296 9.1 0.9 2.6 6.5 2.52 AS
2008 29 KCR AL 14 11 .560 3.98 34 34 0 0 0 0 210.1 204 98 93 19 73 2 183 0 0 5 886 109 3.61 1.317 8.7 0.8 3.1 7.8 2.51
2009 30 KCR AL 6 10 .375 5.09 23 23 0 1 1 0 129.0 144 81 73 17 58 0 95 3 0 7 581 87 4.76 1.566 10.0 1.2 4.0 6.6 1.64
2010 31 KCR AL 0 5 .000 5.69 20 9 1 1 0 0 61.2 65 42 39 9 38 3 41 2 0 1 281 74 5.59 1.670 9.5 1.3 5.5 6.0 1.08
10 Yrs 84 83 .503 4.49 258 243 3 7 3 0 1432.1 1441 772 714 176 594 13 1050 29 2 38 6191 99 4.55 1.421 9.1 1.1 3.7 6.6 1.77
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .503 4.49 35 33 0 1 0 0 194 196 105 97 24 81 2 143 4 0 5 840 99 4.55 1.421 9.1 1.1 3.7 6.6 1.77
SEA (6 yrs) 55 44 .556 4.65 147 143 2 4 2 0 815.1 810 453 421 109 363 6 575 21 2 22 3537 96 4.82 1.439 8.9 1.2 4.0 6.3 1.58
KCR (4 yrs) 29 39 .426 4.27 111 100 1 3 1 0 617.0 631 319 293 67 231 7 475 8 0 16 2654 103 4.19 1.397 9.2 1.0 3.4 6.9 2.06
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
1999 20 SEA AL 85.2 16 15 48 5.04 5.13 -0.33 0.19 103.5 5.85 8 0.7 .7 -0.1 1.5 18 .545 .504 $200,000
2000 21 SEA AL 85.2 15 15 37 3.89 5.36 0.17 0.21 94.2 5.08 11 1.0 -0.1 1.9 22 .570 .506 $252,500
2003 24 SEA AL 186.1 32 32 97 4.69 4.88 0.22 0.18 95.8 4.64 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.7 20 .498 .500 $325,000
2004 25 SEA AL 127.2 23 23 73 5.15 5.22 0.12 0.20 95.8 5.07 -3 -0.3 -0.1 1.0 14 .488 .498 $1,950,000
2005 26 SEA AL 143.1 29 26 92 5.78 4.85 -0.03 0.17 94.7 4.78 -17 -1.6 .5 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .443 .490 $2,535,000
2006 27 SEA AL 186.2 32 32 106 5.11 4.96 0.29 0.19 97.8 4.76 -10 -0.9 -0.1 0.9 14 .471 .494 $3,700,000
2007 ★ 28 KCR AL 216.0 34 34 98 4.08 5.01 0.24 0.19 100.9 5.01 20 2.1 -0.1 4.2 46 .561 .513 $7,400,000 AS
2008 29 KCR AL 210.1 34 34 98 4.19 4.91 -0.42 0.19 101.1 5.58 28 3.0 -0.2 5.0 55 .589 .519 $11,400,000
2009 30 KCR AL 129.0 23 23 81 5.65 4.86 -0.70 0.19 98.8 5.68 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.1 15 .496 .500 $11,400,000
2010 31 KCR AL 61.2 20 9 42 6.13 4.52 -0.63 0.06 101.5 5.29 -6 -0.6 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 1 .468 .496 $12,400,000
10 Seasons 1432.1 258 243 772 4.85 4.97 -0.05 0.18 98.4 5.12 30 3.3 1.0 -0.9 17.1 204 .513 .502 $51,562,500
SEA (6 yrs) 815.1 147 143 453 5.00 5.02 0.12 0.19 96.7 4.93 -12 -1.1 .5 -0.5 6.8 87 .492 .498 $8,962,500
KCR (4 yrs) 617.0 111 100 319 4.65 4.90 -0.27 0.18 100.6 5.37 42 4.4 1.2 -0.5 10.3 117 .540 .509 $42,600,000

Standard Batting

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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
1999 20 SEA AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 21 SEA AL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2003 24 SEA AL 32 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 25 SEA AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 26 SEA AL 29 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 27 SEA AL 32 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 ★ 28 KCR AL 34 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2008 29 KCR AL 34 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 30 KCR AL 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
2010 31 KCR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 258 23 23 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .130 .130 .130 .261 -30 3 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 14 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .130 .130 .130 .261 -30 2 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (6 yrs) 147 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .154 .154 .154 .308 -17 2 0 0 0 0 0
KCR (4 yrs) 111 10 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -46 1 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
1999 20 SEA AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000 1
2000 21 SEA AL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $252,500 1
2003 24 SEA AL 32 5 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $325,000 1
2004 25 SEA AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,950,000 1
2005 26 SEA AL 29 4 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,535,000 1
2006 27 SEA AL 32 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,700,000 1
2007 ★ 28 KCR AL 34 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,400,000 1 AS
2008 29 KCR AL 34 4 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $11,400,000 1
2009 30 KCR AL 23 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $11,400,000 1
2010 31 KCR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $12,400,000 1
10 Seasons 258 23 -4 -0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $51,562,500
SEA (6 yrs) 147 13 -2 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $8,962,500
KCR (4 yrs) 111 10 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $42,600,000

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
1999 SEA AL 20 P 16 15 0 85.2 18 10 8 0 0 1.000 1.89 1.13 .952 1.69 1.66 3 4 57% 33% 1
2000 SEA AL 21 P 15 15 1 85.2 14 7 7 0 0 1.000 1.47 0.93 .956 1.62 1.60 2 2 50% 30% 0
2003 SEA AL 24 P 32 32 1 186.1 36 15 20 1 2 .972 1 1 1.69 1.09 .957 1.73 1.71 4 4 50% 30% 0
2004 SEA AL 25 P 23 23 1 127.2 13 5 7 1 0 .923 -1 -2 0.85 0.52 .948 1.66 1.65 3 5 63% 32% 1
2005 SEA AL 26 P 29 26 0 143.1 31 8 22 1 1 .968 3 4 1.88 1.03 .954 1.70 1.68 8 8 50% 30% 2
2006 SEA AL 27 P 32 32 1 186.2 32 13 18 1 2 .969 2 2 1.49 0.97 .958 1.56 1.54 5 7 58% 30% 1
2007 KCR AL 28 P 34 34 1 216.0 40 15 22 3 5 .925 1 1 1.54 1.09 .955 1.60 1.59 4 5 56% 27% 2 AS
2008 KCR AL 29 P 34 34 0 210.1 38 6 28 4 1 .895 0 0 1.45 1.00 .952 1.60 1.59 12 2 14% 27% 0
2009 KCR AL 30 P 23 23 1 129.0 29 8 21 0 2 1.000 -1 -2 2.02 1.26 .953 1.53 1.51 15 1 6% 26% 0
2010 KCR AL 31 P 20 9 1 61.2 12 7 4 1 0 .917 -2 -6 1.61 0.55 .953 1.63 1.61 17 4 19% 26% 1
10 Seasons P 258 243 7 1432.1 263 94 157 12 13 .954 3 0 1.58 0.97 .954 1.63 1.61 73 42 37% 28% 8
10 Seasons TOT 258 243 7 1432.1 263 94 157 12 13 .954 3 2 1.58 0.97 .954 1.63 1.61 73 42 37% 28% 8
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2008 AL  5.0 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2008 AL  7.830 (8th)
Career  6.598 (172nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2007 AL  216.0 (8th)
2008 AL  210.3 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2008 AL  183 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
2007 AL  34 (1st)
2008 AL  34 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
2000 AL  1 (4th)
2004 AL  1 (4th)
2009 AL  1 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2003 AL  30 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2005 AL  72 (5th)
2006 AL  84 (3rd)
2008 AL  73 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
2007 AL  218 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
2003 AL  13 (10th)
2007 AL  13 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2007 AL  906 (8th)
2008 AL  886 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2008 AL  3.61 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2007 AL  3 (4th)
2008 AL  4 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1999 AL  born 1978-09-08 (3rd)
2000 AL  born 1978-09-08 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1364), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (601st), 17.1 career WAR/16.5 7yr-peak WAR/16.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 4, 1996: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1996.
  • October 31, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 13, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.
  • January 18, 2011: Voluntarily retired from the Kansas City Royals.
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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
1999 20 Seattle Mariners $200,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today
2000 21 Seattle Mariners $252,500 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 22 Seattle Mariners $275,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2003 24 Seattle Mariners $325,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 25 Seattle Mariners $1,950,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 26 Seattle Mariners $2,535,000 ?
2006 27 Seattle Mariners $3,700,000 ?
2007 28 Kansas City Royals $7,400,000 ?
2008 29 Kansas City Royals $11,400,000 ?
2009 30 Kansas City Royals $11,400,000 ?
2010 31 Kansas City Royals $12,400,000 9.029
Career to date (may be incomplete)$51,837,500
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Gil Meche statistiques
Japanese: ギル・メッシュ 統計

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