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Rod Nichols

Rodney Lea Nichols

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 29, 1964 in Burlington, IA
School: University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1988 (Age 23.214, 13,114th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/Dodgers 1988-1995

Last Game: August 29, 1995 (Age 30.243)
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Standard Pitching

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
1988 23 CLE AL 1 7 .125 5.06 11 10 1 3 0 0 69.1 73 41 39 5 23 1 31 2 3 2 297 81 3.89 1.385 9.5 0.6 3.0 4.0 1.35
1989 24 CLE AL 4 6 .400 4.40 15 11 2 0 0 0 71.2 81 42 35 9 24 0 42 2 0 0 315 91 4.31 1.465 10.2 1.1 3.0 5.3 1.75
1990 25 CLE AL 0 3 .000 7.88 4 2 0 0 0 0 16.0 24 14 14 5 6 0 3 2 0 0 79 51 8.00 1.875 13.5 2.8 3.4 1.7 0.50
1991 26 CLE AL 2 11 .154 3.54 31 16 4 3 1 1 137.1 145 63 54 6 30 3 76 6 0 3 578 119 3.10 1.274 9.5 0.4 2.0 5.0 2.53
1992 27 CLE AL 4 3 .571 4.53 30 9 5 0 0 0 105.1 114 58 53 13 31 1 56 2 0 3 456 87 4.26 1.377 9.7 1.1 2.6 4.8 1.81
1993 28 LAD NL 0 1 .000 5.68 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 9 5 4 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 28 71 5.04 1.737 12.8 1.4 2.8 4.3 1.50
1995 30 ATL NL 0 0 5.40 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 14 11 4 3 5 1 3 0 0 0 38 82 10.30 2.850 18.9 4.1 6.8 4.1 0.60
7 Yrs 11 31 .262 4.43 100 48 14 6 1 1 412.2 460 234 203 42 121 8 214 14 3 8 1791 92 4.08 1.408 10.0 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.77
162 Game Avg. 5 14 .262 4.43 46 22 6 3 0 0 190 211 108 93 19 56 4 98 6 1 4 823 92 4.08 1.408 10.0 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.77
CLE (5 yrs) 11 30 .268 4.39 91 48 12 6 1 1 399.2 437 218 195 38 114 5 208 14 3 8 1725 93 3.96 1.379 9.8 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.82
LAD (1 yr) 0 1 .000 5.68 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 9 5 4 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 28 71 5.04 1.737 12.8 1.4 2.8 4.3 1.50
ATL (1 yr) 0 0 5.40 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 14 11 4 3 5 1 3 0 0 0 38 82 10.30 2.850 18.9 4.1 6.8 4.1 0.60
AL (5 yrs) 11 30 .268 4.39 91 48 12 6 1 1 399.2 437 218 195 38 114 5 208 14 3 8 1725 93 3.96 1.379 9.8 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.82
NL (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 5.54 9 0 2 0 0 0 13.0 23 16 8 4 7 3 6 0 0 0 66 77 7.74 2.308 15.9 2.8 4.8 4.2 0.86
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
1988 23 CLE AL 69.1 11 10 41 5.32 4.55 -0.28 0.12 104.4 5.17 -1 -0.1 1.3 -0.0 0.5 5 .487 .499
1989 24 CLE AL 71.2 15 11 42 5.27 4.45 -0.01 0.07 101.9 4.61 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.1 2 .462 .496 $73,500
1990 25 CLE AL 16.0 4 2 14 7.88 4.52 0.13 -0.04 97.2 4.23 -6 -0.6 .7 0.0 -0.4 -5 .352 .496 $112,500
1991 26 CLE AL 137.1 31 16 63 4.13 4.67 -0.08 0.02 101.2 4.82 11 1.1 1.3 -0.1 2.4 24 .537 .507 $125,000
1992 27 CLE AL 105.1 30 9 58 4.96 4.21 0.11 -0.07 101.3 4.08 -10 -1.1 .8 -0.1 -0.1 0 .464 .493 $250,000
1993 28 LAD NL 6.1 4 0 5 7.11 4.21 -0.68 -0.32 111.1 5.08 -2 -0.2 2.3 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .461 .499 $350,000
1995 30 ATL NL 6.2 5 0 11 14.85 4.88 0.20 -0.37 104.2 4.50 -8 -0.7 .6 0.1 -0.5 -7 .361 .496
7 Seasons 412.2 100 48 234 5.10 4.49 -0.05 0.01 101.9 4.63 -22 -2.1 1.1 -0.3 1.7 18 .479 .499 $911,000
CLE (5 yrs) 399.2 91 48 218 4.91 4.48 -0.04 0.02 101.7 4.63 -13 -1.3 1.0 -0.3 2.4 26 .486 .499 $561,000
LAD (1 yr) 6.1 4 0 5 7.11 4.21 -0.68 -0.32 111.1 5.08 -2 -0.2 2.3 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .461 .499 $350,000
ATL (1 yr) 6.2 5 0 11 14.85 4.88 0.20 -0.37 104.2 4.50 -8 -0.7 .6 0.1 -0.5 -7 .361 .496

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
1988 23 CLE AL 11 297 268 41 73 12 2 5 11 3 23 31 .272 .332 .388 .720 .291 104 2 2 2 2 1 2
1989 24 CLE AL 15 315 284 42 81 12 1 9 8 3 24 42 .285 .343 .430 .773 .306 122 5 2 3 2 0 3
1990 25 CLE AL 4 79 70 14 24 6 4 5 0 1 6 3 .343 .410 .757 1.167 .306 53 0 2 1 0 0 0
1991 26 CLE AL 31 578 532 63 145 18 1 6 16 8 30 76 .273 .316 .344 .660 .306 183 10 6 6 4 3 10
1992 27 CLE AL 30 456 417 58 114 16 5 13 6 2 31 56 .273 .323 .429 .752 .286 179 6 2 1 5 1 6
1993 28 LAD NL 4 28 25 5 9 2 0 1 0 0 2 3 .360 .407 .560 .967 .381 14 1 0 1 0 2 0
1995 30 ATL NL 5 38 33 11 14 6 0 3 1 0 5 3 .424 .500 .879 1.379 .407 29 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 Yrs 100 1791 1629 234 460 72 13 42 42 17 121 214 .282 .335 .420 .755 .302 684 24 14 14 13 8 22
162 Game Avg. 46 823 748 108 211 33 6 19 19 8 56 98 .282 .335 .420 .755 .302 314 11 6 6 6 4 10
MLB Averages .260 .327 .392 .719 .289

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1988 23 CLE AL -6.1 -0.6 316 -1.0 4.7 -5.7 .99 0.2 -1.2 -5.5 -0.5 0.96 1.3 0 1 0
1989 24 CLE AL -4.5 -0.4 326 -1.1 5.3 -6.5 1.04 -0.6 -0.5 -8.1 -0.8 0.94 -5.3 1 2 1
1990 25 CLE AL -6.2 -0.6 79 -0.5 0.8 -1.3 .60 -1.5 0.6 -7.0 -0.6 0.94 -15.5 0 1 1
1991 26 CLE AL 8.1 0.8 606 0.6 9.5 -9.0 .96 1.3 -0.7 4.6 0.5 0.94 14.8 6 3 4
1992 27 CLE AL -7.0 -0.7 471 -0.8 7.1 -7.9 .89 -0.9 -0.0 -10.3 -1.0 0.96 -10.7 5 3 13
1993 28 LAD NL -1.5 -0.1 28 -0.7 0.5 -1.2 1.41 -0.1 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4 1.15 -0.9 2 0 2
1995 30 ATL NL -3.6 -0.3 40 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 .48 -0.8 0.1 -7.4 -0.7 0.96 -10.5 1 0 4
7 Yrs -20.8 -2.0 1866 -4.0 28.2 -32.2 .94 -2.3 -1.9 -37.5 -3.6 0.95 -27.0 15 10 25

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
1988 23 CLE AL 11 10 1 6 3 1 2 3 7 .300 2 1 3 0 4 40% 46.2 65 31 6 3 0 6 2.8 3.4 6.5 102 2 4 2 2 137
1989 24 CLE AL 15 11 4 4 3 1 0 6 5 .545 2 1 0 0 4 36% 45.9 78 26 12 4 3 6 3.8 3.8 5.3 83 3 6 2 0 104
1990 25 CLE AL 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 36.0 37 35 3 0 0 2 2.5 0.9 4.8 82 1 1 0 0 85
1991 26 CLE AL 31 16 2 10 4 0 2 2 14 .125 1 1 3 1 6 38% 48.8 84 26 17 10 1 5 2.2 2.3 6.1 97 3 8 3 2 137
1992 27 CLE AL 30 9 2 1 6 0 0 7 2 .778 2 0 0 0 6 67% 51.6 81 9 16 5 0 6 4.3 4.2 6.4 95 1 4 4 0 119
5 Yrs 91 48 9 23 16 2 4 18 30 .375 7 3 6 1 20 42% 48 84 9 54 22 4 25 3.1 3.2 6.0 94 10 23 11 4 137
MLB Averages .500 52% 50 103 -14 4.4 4.4 6.1 95

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
1988 23 CLE AL 11 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .987 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 12.0 75
1989 24 CLE AL 15 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 1 1.036 1 2 1 0 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 9.8 48
1990 25 CLE AL 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 .600 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 9.5 58
1991 26 CLE AL 31 15 4 0 1 2 1 1 50% 3 1 17 11 65% 7 .957 6 3 4 5 2 8 8 7 11 1 11 1 8.0 38
1992 27 CLE AL 30 21 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 20 10 50% 6 .886 5 3 13 5 2 14 12 9 14 2 16 2 6.9 40
1993 28 LAD NL 4 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 4 3 75% 3 1.409 2 0 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 4.8 28
1995 30 ATL NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .482 1 0 4 0 1 4 0 5 2 1 2 0 4.0 28
7 Yrs 100 52 14 2 8 3 1 2 33% 5 2 46 26 57% .939 15 10 25 11 8 33 25 27 34 6 37 4 7.2 40

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%
1988 23 CLE AL 297 48% 1.7% 10.4% 7.7% 6.4% 26% 0.60 0.61 79% 22% 5.6% 39% 51 2 4%
1989 24 CLE AL 315 55% 2.9% 13.3% 7.6% 7.0% 27% 0.52 0.67 75% 23% 6.9% 15% 63 5 8%
1990 25 CLE AL 79 54% 6.3% 3.8% 7.6% 19.0% 63% 0.55 0.91 78% 22% 14.7% 19% 12 0 0%
1991 26 CLE AL 578 47% 1.0% 13.2% 5.2% 4.3% 17% 0.62 0.68 79% 24% 2.6% 17% 107 10 9%
1992 27 CLE AL 456 59% 2.9% 12.3% 6.8% 7.5% 30% 0.66 0.84 77% 22% 7.0% 15% 91 6 7%
1993 28 LAD NL 28 50% 3.6% 10.7% 7.1% 10.7% 33% 0.38 0.60 75% 35% 7.7% 19% 9 1 11%
1995 30 ATL NL 38 74% 7.9% 7.9% 13.2% 23.7% 64% 0.87 1.29 71% 20% 23.1% 13% 5 0 0%
7 Yrs 1791 53% 2.4% 12.0% 6.8% 7.1% 28% 0.60 0.72 77% 23% 6.0% 20% 338 24 7%
MLB Averages 41% 2.2% 15.1% 8.6% 6.9% 30% 0.81 1.07 72% 21% 6.7% 20% 10%

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
1988 23 CLE AL 300 1099 3.66 677 61.9% 25.8% 10.2% 28.4% 35.6% 74.2% 1.0% 45.8% 86.3% 56.8% 4.7% 14 7 16.7% 50 24 4 12 19 38.7% 2 6 0 1 0
1989 24 CLE AL 316 1109 3.51 707 63.8% 25.3% 9.8% 29.8% 34.9% 74.5% 0.0% 47.5% 86.7% 58.2% 3.2% 10 6 17.7% 56 34 3 17 25 40.5% 11 4 0 0 1
1990 25 CLE AL 79 279 3.53 171 61.3% 20.5% 8.8% 31.0% 39.8% 79.5% 0.0% 48.7% 89.0% 59.5% 2.5% 2 2 21.5% 17 8 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0
1991 26 CLE AL 583 2115 3.63 1315 62.4% 29.7% 10.6% 24.3% 35.4% 70.3% 0.8% 43.8% 85.0% 57.6% 4.8% 28 20 16.1% 94 37 4 18 58 23.7% 5 5 0 0 0
1992 27 CLE AL 457 1701 3.72 1035 61.0% 27.0% 9.3% 28.3% 35.5% 73.0% 0.6% 44.5% 87.3% 54.3% 4.8% 22 16 16.4% 75 39 6 20 36 35.7% 5 5 0 0 0
1993 28 LAD NL 25 85 3.40 55 71.4% 30.9% 14.5% 18.2% 36.4% 69.1% 26.7% 49.4% 78.9% 68.0% 8.0% 2 0 12.0% 3 2 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 3 0 0
1995 30 ATL NL 29 111 3.83 68 63.6% 27.9% 5.9% 32.4% 33.8% 72.1% 9.3% 45.8% 91.8% 79.3% 3.4% 1 0 34.5% 10 4 0 1 1 50.0% 1 0 9 0 0
7 Yrs 1789 6499 3.63 4028 62.2% 27.2% 9.9% 27.3% 35.6% 72.8% 1.1% 45.3% 86.3% 57.3% 4.4% 79 51 17.0% 305 148 17 68 145 31.9% 24 20 2 1 1
MLB Averages 3.64 62.1% 24.9% 14.5% 26.9% 33.6% 74.9% 2.1% 46.5% 80.6% 56.4% 5.6% 18.5% 26.8%

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
1988 23 CLE AL 297 73 9 1 5 0 6 3 2 2 3 15 10 2 67% 2 2 0 105 11 3 79% 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1989 24 CLE AL 315 81 6 2 9 0 7 4 5 3 6 14 7 3 50% 3 0 0 116 8 3 73% 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1990 25 CLE AL 79 24 0 0 5 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 3 0 43% 0 0 0 32 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 26 CLE AL 578 145 33 4 6 1 11 4 2 3 3 29 19 3 66% 10 3 1 219 16 8 67% 15 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 0
1992 27 CLE AL 456 114 36 2 13 0 4 6 7 10 3 23 13 2 57% 6 3 2 179 6 2 75% 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
1993 28 LAD NL 28 9 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 7 2 1 29% 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 30 ATL NL 38 14 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 3 0 4 1 1 25% 1 0 0 14 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 1791 460 84 9 42 1 33 23 19 21 21 99 55 12 56% 22 8 3 672 42 17 71% 37 16 5 1 0 0 1 0 34 0
MLB Averages 54% 68%

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+
1988 23 1 7 .125 5.06 11 10 1 3 0 0 69.1 73 41 39 5 23 1 31 2 3 2 297 81 1.385 9.5 0.6 3.0 4.0 1.35 81
1989 24 5 13 .278 4.72 26 21 3 3 0 0 141.0 154 83 74 14 47 1 73 4 3 2 612 86 1.426 9.8 0.9 3.0 4.7 1.55 86
1990 25 5 16 .238 5.04 30 23 3 3 0 0 157.0 178 97 88 19 53 1 76 6 3 2 691 80 1.471 10.2 1.1 3.0 4.4 1.43 80
1991 26 7 27 .206 4.34 61 39 7 6 1 1 294.1 323 160 142 25 83 4 152 12 3 5 1269 95 1.379 9.9 0.8 2.5 4.6 1.83 95
1992 27 11 30 .268 4.39 91 48 12 6 1 1 399.2 437 218 195 38 114 5 208 14 3 8 1725 93 1.379 9.8 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.82 93
1993 28 11 31 .262 4.41 95 48 14 6 1 1 406.0 446 223 199 39 116 7 211 14 3 8 1753 92 1.384 9.9 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.82 92
1994 29 11 31 .262 4.41 95 48 14 6 1 1 406.0 446 223 199 39 116 7 211 14 3 8 1753 92 1.384 9.9 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.82 92
1995 30 11 31 .262 4.43 100 48 14 6 1 1 412.2 460 234 203 42 121 8 214 14 3 8 1791 92 1.408 10.0 0.9 2.6 4.7 1.77 92

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
1988 23 4 4 .500 4.70 69.0 74 40 36 5 23 31 2 1.406 9.7 3.0 4.0 1.35 0.7 11
1989 24 4 4 .500 4.88 72.0 83 43 39 9 25 42 2 1.500 10.4 3.1 5.3 1.68 1.1 15
1990 25 1 1 .500 7.31 16.0 25 14 13 5 6 3 2 1.938 14.1 3.4 1.7 0.50 2.8 4
1991 26 8 7 .533 3.61 137.0 144 61 55 6 30 76 6 1.270 9.5 2.0 5.0 2.53 0.4 31
1992 27 6 6 .500 4.63 105.0 117 60 54 13 32 56 2 1.419 10.0 2.7 4.8 1.75 1.1 30
1993 28 0 1 .000 6.00 6.0 10 5 4 1 2 3 0 2.000 15.0 3.0 4.5 1.50 1.5 4
1995 30 0 1 .000 11.25 8.0 15 11 10 3 5 3 0 2.500 16.9 5.6 3.4 0.60 3.4 5
7 Yrs 23 24 .489 4.60 413.0 468 234 211 42 123 214 14 1.431 10.2 4.7 1.74 0.9 100



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