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Kent Mercker

Kent Franklin Mercker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 1, 1968 in Dublin, OH
High School: Dublin HS (Dublin, OH)
School: Otterbein College (Westerville, OH)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 3, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1989 (Age 21.233)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Reds/Cubs/Rockies/Cardinals/... 1989-2008
Agents: Casey Close [*]
Final Game: May 30, 2008 (Age 40.119)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 25, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #917. Rick Porcello… #918. Aaron Cook… #919. Tom Hughes… #920. KENT MERCKER… #921. Huck Betts… #922. Jeff Shaw… #923. Dustin Hermanson… 

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
1989 21 ATL NL 0 0 12.46 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 8 6 6 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 26 32 5.07 3.231 16.6 0.0 12.5 8.3 0.67
1990 22 ATL NL 4 7 .364 3.17 36 0 28 0 0 7 48.1 43 22 17 6 24 3 39 2 0 2 211 128 4.42 1.386 8.0 1.1 4.5 7.3 1.63
1991 23 ATL NL 5 3 .625 2.58 50 4 28 0 0 6 73.1 56 23 21 5 35 3 62 1 1 4 306 152 3.52 1.241 6.9 0.6 4.3 7.6 1.77
1992 24 ATL NL 3 2 .600 3.42 53 0 18 0 0 6 68.1 51 27 26 4 35 1 49 3 0 6 289 108 3.78 1.259 6.7 0.5 4.6 6.5 1.40
1993 25 ATL NL 3 1 .750 2.86 43 6 9 0 0 0 66.0 52 24 21 2 36 3 59 2 1 5 283 141 3.32 1.333 7.1 0.3 4.9 8.0 1.64
1994 26 ATL NL 9 4 .692 3.45 20 17 0 2 1 0 112.1 90 46 43 16 45 3 111 0 1 4 461 123 4.21 1.202 7.2 1.3 3.6 8.9 2.47
1995 27 ATL NL 7 8 .467 4.15 29 26 1 0 0 0 143.0 140 73 66 16 61 2 102 3 2 6 622 102 4.47 1.406 8.8 1.0 3.8 6.4 1.67
1996 28 TOT AL 4 6 .400 6.98 24 12 2 0 0 0 69.2 83 60 54 13 38 2 29 3 1 3 329 71 6.53 1.737 10.7 1.7 4.9 3.7 0.76
1996 28 BAL AL 3 6 .333 7.76 14 12 0 0 0 0 58.0 73 56 50 12 35 1 22 3 1 3 283 64 7.07 1.862 11.3 1.9 5.4 3.4 0.63
1996 28 CLE AL 1 0 1.000 3.09 10 0 2 0 0 0 11.2 10 4 4 1 3 1 7 0 0 0 46 161 3.86 1.114 7.7 0.8 2.3 5.4 2.33
1997 29 CIN NL 8 11 .421 3.92 28 25 0 0 0 0 144.2 135 65 63 16 62 6 75 2 1 2 616 110 4.84 1.362 8.4 1.0 3.9 4.7 1.21
1998 30 STL NL 11 11 .500 5.07 30 29 1 0 0 0 161.2 199 99 91 11 53 4 72 3 4 6 716 84 4.17 1.559 11.1 0.6 3.0 4.0 1.36
1999 31 TOT MLB 8 5 .615 4.80 30 23 2 0 0 0 129.1 148 85 69 16 64 3 81 3 1 3 589 98 5.04 1.639 10.3 1.1 4.5 5.6 1.27
1999 31 STL NL 6 5 .545 5.12 25 18 2 0 0 0 103.2 125 73 59 16 51 3 64 2 1 3 476 90 5.44 1.698 10.9 1.4 4.4 5.6 1.25
1999 31 BOS AL 2 0 1.000 3.51 5 5 0 0 0 0 25.2 23 12 10 0 13 0 17 1 0 0 113 145 3.45 1.403 8.1 0.0 4.6 6.0 1.31
2000 32 ANA AL 1 3 .250 6.52 21 7 2 0 0 0 48.1 57 35 35 12 29 3 30 2 0 2 225 78 7.04 1.779 10.6 2.2 5.4 5.6 1.03
2002 34 COL NL 3 1 .750 6.14 58 0 8 0 0 0 44.0 55 33 30 12 22 2 37 2 0 1 208 78 6.46 1.750 11.3 2.5 4.5 7.6 1.68
2003 35 TOT NL 0 2 .000 1.95 67 0 15 0 0 1 55.1 46 16 12 6 32 4 48 0 1 4 242 216 4.44 1.410 7.5 1.0 5.2 7.8 1.50
2003 35 CIN NL 0 2 .000 2.35 49 0 8 0 0 0 38.1 31 13 10 5 25 2 41 0 1 2 169 177 4.54 1.461 7.3 1.2 5.9 9.6 1.64
2003 35 ATL NL 0 0 1.06 18 0 7 0 0 1 17.0 15 3 2 1 7 2 7 0 0 2 73 413 4.21 1.294 7.9 0.5 3.7 3.7 1.00
2004 36 CHC NL 3 1 .750 2.55 71 0 7 0 0 0 53.0 39 15 15 4 27 2 51 3 1 4 223 174 3.80 1.245 6.6 0.7 4.6 8.7 1.89
2005 37 CIN NL 3 1 .750 3.65 78 0 23 0 0 4 61.2 64 27 25 8 19 4 45 3 0 1 265 118 4.32 1.346 9.3 1.2 2.8 6.6 2.37
2006 38 CIN NL 1 1 .500 4.13 37 0 7 0 0 1 28.1 28 15 13 6 11 1 17 0 1 1 123 114 5.86 1.376 8.9 1.9 3.5 5.4 1.55
2008 40 CIN NL 1 0 1.000 3.29 15 0 5 0 0 0 13.2 13 5 5 1 8 1 6 0 0 1 58 136 4.96 1.537 8.6 0.7 5.3 4.0 0.75
18 Yrs 74 67 .525 4.16 692 150 157 2 1 25 1325.1 1307 676 612 154 607 47 917 32 15 55 5792 104 4.63 1.444 8.9 1.0 4.1 6.2 1.51
162 Game Avg. 6 5 .525 4.16 56 12 13 0 0 2 107 106 55 49 12 49 4 74 3 1 4 468 104 4.63 1.444 8.9 1.0 4.1 6.2 1.51
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
ATL (8 yrs) 31 25 .554 3.41 251 54 92 2 1 20 532.2 455 224 202 50 249 17 433 11 5 29 2271 120 4.05 1.322 7.7 0.8 4.2 7.3 1.74
CIN (5 yrs) 13 15 .464 3.64 207 25 43 0 0 5 286.2 271 125 116 36 125 14 184 5 3 7 1231 119 4.79 1.381 8.5 1.1 3.9 5.8 1.47
STL (2 yrs) 17 16 .515 5.09 55 47 3 0 0 0 265.1 324 172 150 27 104 7 136 5 5 9 1192 86 4.67 1.613 11.0 0.9 3.5 4.6 1.31
COL (1 yr) 3 1 .750 6.14 58 0 8 0 0 0 44.0 55 33 30 12 22 2 37 2 0 1 208 78 6.46 1.750 11.3 2.5 4.5 7.6 1.68
BOS (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 3.51 5 5 0 0 0 0 25.2 23 12 10 0 13 0 17 1 0 0 113 145 3.45 1.403 8.1 0.0 4.6 6.0 1.31
CHC (1 yr) 3 1 .750 2.55 71 0 7 0 0 0 53.0 39 15 15 4 27 2 51 3 1 4 223 174 3.80 1.245 6.6 0.7 4.6 8.7 1.89
ANA (1 yr) 1 3 .250 6.52 21 7 2 0 0 0 48.1 57 35 35 12 29 3 30 2 0 2 225 78 7.04 1.779 10.6 2.2 5.4 5.6 1.03
CLE (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 3.09 10 0 2 0 0 0 11.2 10 4 4 1 3 1 7 0 0 0 46 161 3.86 1.114 7.7 0.8 2.3 5.4 2.33
BAL (1 yr) 3 6 .333 7.76 14 12 0 0 0 0 58.0 73 56 50 12 35 1 22 3 1 3 283 64 7.07 1.862 11.3 1.9 5.4 3.4 0.63
NL (16 yrs) 67 58 .536 3.91 642 126 153 2 1 25 1181.2 1144 569 513 129 527 42 841 26 14 50 5125 109 4.45 1.414 8.7 1.0 4.0 6.4 1.60
AL (3 yrs) 7 9 .438 6.20 50 24 4 0 0 0 143.2 163 107 99 25 80 5 76 6 1 5 667 81 6.15 1.691 10.2 1.6 5.0 4.8 0.95
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
1989 21 ATL NL 4.1 2 1 6 12.46 3.91 0.13 -0.07 99.9 3.71 -4 -0.4 .1 0.1 -0.3 -4 .304 .498
1990 22 ATL NL 48.1 36 0 22 4.10 4.29 -0.33 -0.33 103.8 4.46 1 0.1 1.3 -0.1 0.5 6 .503 .501 $102,000
1991 23 ATL NL 73.1 50 4 23 2.82 4.16 -0.55 -0.20 103.9 4.69 15 1.7 1.2 0.0 2.4 21 .533 .510 $117,000
1992 24 ATL NL 68.1 53 0 27 3.56 3.95 0.23 -0.31 105.5 3.61 0 0.0 1.2 -0.1 0.5 5 .500 .500 $190,000
1993 25 ATL NL 66.0 43 6 24 3.27 4.57 0.46 -0.12 99.5 3.97 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .509 .502 $721,250
1994 26 ATL NL 112.1 20 17 46 3.69 4.50 0.20 0.15 101.6 4.52 10 1.0 .7 -0.1 1.9 20 .550 .506 $1,237,500
1995 27 ATL NL 143.0 29 26 73 4.59 4.65 0.14 0.16 103.0 4.81 2 0.2 .5 -0.1 1.3 16 .506 .501 $2,250,000
1996 28 BAL AL 58.0 14 12 56 8.69 5.41 -0.22 0.17 100.7 5.84 -19 -1.6 1.6 -0.1 -1.1 -11 .386 .490 $2,825,000
1996 28 CLE AL 11.2 10 0 4 3.09 5.39 -0.08 -0.40 98.8 5.01 2 0.2 1.2 -0.0 0.3 4 .521 .501
1997 29 CIN NL 144.2 28 25 65 4.04 4.66 -0.08 0.16 100.4 4.92 14 1.5 .3 -0.1 2.6 27 .552 .509 $1,700,000
1998 30 STL NL 161.2 30 29 99 5.51 4.67 0.05 0.16 101.8 4.88 -11 -1.1 2.3 -0.1 0.2 3 .463 .493 $1,300,000
1999 31 STL NL 103.2 25 18 73 6.34 4.93 -0.02 0.12 104.5 5.29 -12 -1.2 .5 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .453 .493 $2,500,000
1999 31 BOS AL 25.2 5 5 12 4.21 5.03 0.31 0.20 105.2 5.16 3 0.3 -0.0 0.5 6 .551 .502
2000 32 ANA AL 48.1 21 7 35 6.52 5.41 0.45 -0.06 102.2 5.01 -8 -0.8 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .464 .495 $850,000
2002 34 COL NL 44.0 58 0 33 6.75 4.68 0.22 -0.35 117.6 4.84 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .483 .494 $500,000
2003 35 CIN NL 38.1 49 0 13 3.05 4.94 0.02 -0.37 95.0 4.32 5 0.5 1.2 -0.0 0.9 9 .511 .503 $550,000
2003 35 ATL NL 17.0 18 0 3 1.59 4.60 0.24 -0.34 101.6 4.09 5 0.5 .8 -0.1 0.6 6 .527 .503
2004 36 CHC NL 53.0 71 0 15 2.55 4.74 -0.09 -0.35 102.4 4.59 12 1.2 1.1 -0.0 1.6 17 .517 .507 $1,200,000
2005 37 CIN NL 61.2 78 0 27 3.94 4.54 -0.27 -0.35 102.0 4.55 4 0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.9 9 .506 .503 $1,250,000
2006 38 CIN NL 28.1 37 0 15 4.76 4.84 -0.30 -0.35 104.5 5.00 1 0.1 1.3 -0.0 0.3 3 .502 .500 $1,550,000
2008 40 CIN NL 13.2 15 0 5 3.29 4.66 -0.15 -0.34 103.4 4.63 2 0.2 .5 -0.1 0.2 3 .514 .501 $600,000
18 Seasons 1325.1 692 150 676 4.59 4.67 0.02 -0.03 102.7 4.74 13 2.2 1.1 -1.1 12.8 140 .503 .502 $19,442,750
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
ATL (8 yrs) 532.2 251 54 224 3.78 4.41 0.07 -0.05 102.7 4.41 31 3.5 1.1 -0.4 7.6 81 .514 .503 $4,617,750
CIN (5 yrs) 286.2 207 25 125 3.92 4.69 -0.13 -0.10 100.6 4.75 26 2.7 1.2 -0.4 4.8 51 .513 .503 $5,650,000
STL (2 yrs) 265.1 55 47 172 5.83 4.78 0.02 0.15 102.8 5.04 -24 -2.3 .7 -0.1 -0.2 0 .459 .493 $3,800,000
COL (1 yr) 44.0 58 0 33 6.75 4.68 0.22 -0.35 117.6 4.84 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .483 .494 $500,000
BOS (1 yr) 25.2 5 5 12 4.21 5.03 0.31 0.20 105.2 5.16 3 0.3 -0.0 0.5 6 .551 .502
CHC (1 yr) 53.0 71 0 15 2.55 4.74 -0.09 -0.35 102.4 4.59 12 1.2 1.1 -0.0 1.6 17 .517 .507 $1,200,000
ANA (1 yr) 48.1 21 7 35 6.52 5.41 0.45 -0.06 102.2 5.01 -8 -0.8 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .464 .495 $850,000
CLE (1 yr) 11.2 10 0 4 3.09 5.39 -0.08 -0.40 98.8 5.01 2 0.2 1.2 -0.0 0.3 4 .521 .501
BAL (1 yr) 58.0 14 12 56 8.69 5.41 -0.22 0.17 100.7 5.84 -19 -1.6 1.6 -0.1 -1.1 -11 .386 .490 $2,825,000

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
1991 23 ATL NL NLCS W PIT 0 1 .000 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.000 0.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
1991 23 ATL NL WS L MIN 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1992 24 ATL NL NLCS W PIT 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
1993 25 ATL NL NLCS L PHI 0 0 1.80 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 19 1.000 5.4 0.0 3.6 7.2 2.00
1995 27 ATL NL NLDS W COL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ❍ 27 ATL NL WS W CLE 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1999 31 BOS AL ALDS W CLE 0 0 10.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 3.600 16.2 0.0 16.2 5.4 0.33
1999 31 BOS AL ALCS L NYY 0 1 .000 4.70 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.2 12 4 4 2 4 0 5 1 0 0 39 2.087 14.1 2.3 4.7 5.9 1.25
2003 35 ATL NL NLDS L CHC 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
6 Yrs (9 Series) 0 2 .000 3.63 16 3 2 0 0 0 22.1 20 9 9 2 15 0 15 1 0 0 100 1.567 8.1 0.8 6.0 6.0 1.00
1 ALDS 0 0 10.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 3.600 16.2 0.0 16.2 5.4 0.33
2 NLDS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0.750 0.0 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 4.70 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.2 12 4 4 2 4 0 5 1 0 0 39 2.087 14.1 2.3 4.7 5.9 1.25
3 NLCS 0 1 .000 2.08 8 0 1 0 0 0 8.2 4 2 2 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 34 1.038 4.2 0.0 5.2 5.2 1.00
2 WS 0 0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 12 1.000 3.0 0.0 6.0 9.0 1.50

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
1989 21 ATL NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1990 22 ATL NL 36 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 23 ATL NL 50 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .100 .182 .100 .282 -20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 24 ATL NL 53 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 25 ATL NL 43 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 26 ATL NL 20 43 37 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .054 .100 .054 .154 -58 2 0 0 3 1 0 1
1995 27 ATL NL 29 54 48 1 5 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 17 .104 .104 .167 .271 -31 8 0 0 6 0 0 1
1996 28 TOT AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 28 BAL AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 28 CLE AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 29 CIN NL 31 53 45 3 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 23 .156 .224 .222 .447 17 10 0 0 4 0 0 1
1998 30 STL NL 32 61 54 3 8 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 25 .148 .179 .241 .419 9 13 1 0 5 0 0 1
1999 31 TOT MLB 31 34 28 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 10 .179 .233 .214 .448 14 6 0 0 4 0 0 1
1999 31 STL NL 26 34 28 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 10 .179 .233 .214 .448 14 6 0 0 4 0 0 1
1999 31 BOS AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2000 32 ANA AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 34 COL NL 58 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 35 TOT NL 67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 35 CIN NL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 35 ATL NL 18 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 36 CHC NL 71 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 37 CIN NL 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 38 CIN NL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 40 CIN NL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 Yrs 698 282 248 12 28 5 2 1 18 0 0 11 115 .113 .150 .161 .311 -18 40 1 0 22 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 65 58 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 27 .113 .150 .161 .311 -18 9 0 0 5 0 0
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
ATL (8 yrs) 251 131 118 1 8 3 0 0 9 0 0 3 57 .068 .090 .093 .183 -52 11 0 0 9 1 0
CIN (5 yrs) 210 53 45 3 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 23 .156 .224 .222 .447 17 10 0 0 4 0 0
STL (2 yrs) 58 95 82 8 13 1 1 1 8 0 0 4 35 .159 .198 .232 .429 11 19 1 0 9 0 0
COL (1 yr) 58 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 71 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANA (1 yr) 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (16 yrs) 648 282 248 12 28 5 2 1 18 0 0 11 115 .113 .150 .161 .311 -18 40 1 0 22 1 0
AL (3 yrs) 50 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
1989 21 ATL NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1990 22 ATL NL 36 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $102,000 1
1991 23 ATL NL 50 11 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $117,000 1
1992 24 ATL NL 53 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $190,000 1
1993 25 ATL NL 43 13 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $721,250 1
1994 26 ATL NL 20 43 -10 -1 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .478 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $1,237,500 1
1995 27 ATL NL 29 54 -10 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $2,250,000 1
1996 28 BAL AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,825,000 1
1996 28 CLE AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1997 29 CIN NL 31 53 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $1,700,000 1
1998 30 STL NL 32 61 -8 -0 -0 0 8 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,300,000 1
1999 31 STL NL 26 34 -3 -0 0 0 5 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .510 .502 0.2 0.0 3 $2,500,000 1
1999 31 BOS AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2000 32 ANA AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $850,000 1
2002 34 COL NL 58 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $500,000 1
2003 35 CIN NL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $550,000 1
2003 35 ATL NL 18 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2004 36 CHC NL 71 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200,000 1
2005 37 CIN NL 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,250,000 1
2006 38 CIN NL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,550,000 1
2008 40 CIN NL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $600,000 1
18 Seasons 698 282 -45 -1 1 0 42 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .500 .500 -0.3 0.2 -2 $19,442,750
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
ATL (8 yrs) 251 131 -27 -0 1 0 19 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .497 .499 -0.9 0.2 -8 $4,617,750
CIN (5 yrs) 210 53 -6 0 0 0 9 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 3 $5,650,000
STL (2 yrs) 58 95 -11 -0 0 0 14 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 3 $3,800,000
COL (1 yr) 58 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $500,000
BOS (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 71 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200,000
ANA (1 yr) 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $850,000
CLE (1 yr) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BAL (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,825,000

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
1991 23 ATL NL NLCS PIT W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 23 ATL NL WS MIN L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 24 ATL NL NLCS PIT W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 25 ATL NL NLCS PHI L 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 27 ATL NL NLDS COL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 ❍ 27 ATL NL WS CLE W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 31 BOS AL ALDS CLE W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 31 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 35 ATL NL NLDS CHC L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (9 Series) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLCS 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 0 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% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1989 ATL NL 21 P 2 1 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.87 1.85 1 0 0% 32% 0
1990 ATL NL 22 P 36 0 0 48.1 4 2 1 1 0 .750 0.56 0.08 .958 1.81 1.79 5 4 44% 29% 1
1991 ATL NL 23 P 50 4 0 73.1 10 2 7 1 1 .900 1.10 0.18 .955 1.85 1.85 10 0 0% 33% 0
1992 ATL NL 24 P 53 0 0 68.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.40 0.06 .953 1.94 1.94 12 2 14% 32% 0
1993 ATL NL 25 P 43 6 0 66.0 6 1 4 1 0 .833 0.68 0.12 .953 1.84 1.83 6 2 25% 32% 0
1994 ATL NL 26 P 20 17 2 112.1 19 4 15 0 1 1.000 1.52 0.95 .958 1.86 1.85 9 7 44% 32% 1
1995 ATL NL 27 P 29 26 0 143.0 29 5 23 1 2 .966 1.76 0.97 .956 1.84 1.83 9 1 10% 30% 0
1996 TOT AL 28 P 24 12 0 69.2 14 9 4 1 0 .929 1.68 0.54 .960 1.77 1.76 8 2 20% 30% 1
1996 BAL AL 28 P 14 12 0 58.0 11 6 4 1 0 .909 1.55 0.71 .960 1.77 1.76 6 2 25% 30% 1
1996 CLE AL 28 P 10 0 0 11.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.31 0.30 .960 1.77 1.76 2 0 0% 30% 0
1997 CIN NL 29 P 28 25 0 144.2 33 11 22 0 0 1.000 2.05 1.18 .953 1.85 1.84 14 5 26% 32% 0
1998 STL NL 30 P 30 29 0 161.2 31 3 26 2 0 .935 1.61 0.97 .961 1.85 1.84 8 10 56% 32% 2
1999 TOT MLB 31 P 30 23 0 129.1 31 2 24 5 1 .839 1.81 0.87 .951 1.71 1.70 3 9 75% 31% 5
1999 STL NL 31 P 25 18 0 103.2 21 1 16 4 1 .810 1.48 0.68 .951 1.72 1.71 0 7 100% 29% 3
1999 BOS AL 31 P 5 5 0 25.2 10 1 8 1 0 .900 3.16 1.80 .952 1.68 1.66 3 2 40% 33% 2
2000 ANA AL 32 P 21 7 0 48.1 7 1 5 1 1 .857 1.12 0.29 .956 1.62 1.60 2 0 0% 30% 0
2002 COL NL 34 P 58 0 0 44.0 6 3 2 1 0 .833 1.02 0.09 .963 1.82 1.81 2 0 0% 32% 0
2003 TOT NL 35 P 67 0 0 55.1 13 6 6 1 0 .923 -1 -3 1.95 0.18 .957 1.84 1.83 5 1 17% 31% 1
2003 CIN NL 35 P 49 0 0 38.1 13 6 6 1 0 .923 -1 -5 2.82 0.24 .957 1.83 1.83 5 1 17% 31% 1
2003 ATL NL 35 P 18 0 0 17.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.85 1.83 0 0 0
2004 CHC NL 36 P 71 0 0 53.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 0.85 0.07 .964 1.83 1.82 7 0 0% 28% 0
2005 CIN NL 37 P 78 0 0 61.2 13 0 11 2 0 .846 -1 -3 1.61 0.14 .960 1.75 1.73 2 1 33% 29% 1
2006 CIN NL 38 P 37 0 0 28.1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.95 0.08 .957 1.72 1.71 1 0 0% 28% 0
2008 CIN NL 40 P 15 0 0 13.2 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.66 0.07 .960 1.71 1.72 0 0 0
18 Seasons P 692 150 2 1325.1 228 53 158 17 8 .925 -3 -2 1.43 0.30 .957 1.81 1.80 104 44 30% 31% 12
18 Seasons TOT 692 150 2 1325.1 228 53 158 17 8 .925 -3 -13 1.43 0.30 .957 1.81 1.80 104 44 30% 31% 12
Lg 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
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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1997 June NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1994 Apr 10th NL Player of the Week

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1994 NL  .692 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1994 NL  1.202 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1994 NL  7.211 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1994 NL  8.893 (3rd)
Career  6.227 (224th)

Games Played s c a p y
2005 NL  78 (4th)
Career  692 (109th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1994 NL  2 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1994 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2005 NL  78 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1994 NL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1989 NL  born 1968-02-01 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1577), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1048), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1591), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (160th), 12.5 career WAR/11.6 7yr-peak WAR/12.1 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1990 22 Atlanta Braves $102,000 ? USA Today
1991 23 Atlanta Braves $117,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 24 Atlanta Braves $190,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 25 Atlanta Braves $721,250 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $8,250 earned bonus
1994 26 Atlanta Braves $1,237,500 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $12,500 earned bonus
1995 27 Atlanta Braves $2,250,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $10,000 earned bonus
1996 28 Baltimore Orioles $2,825,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 29 Cincinnati Reds $1,700,000 ? 1997 postseason AP survey Includes $600,000 earned bonus
1998 30 St. Louis Cardinals $1,300,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1999 31 St. Louis Cardinals $2,500,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 32 Anaheim Angels $850,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2002 34 Colorado Rockies $500,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 35 Cincinnati Reds $550,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 36 Chicago Cubs $1,200,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 37 Cincinnati Reds $1,250,000 ?
2006 38 Cincinnati Reds $1,550,000 ?
2008 40 Cincinnati Reds $600,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,442,750
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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