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Tom Niedenfuer

Thomas Edward Niedenfuer (Buff)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: August 13, 1959 in St. Louis Park, MN
High School: Redmond HS (Redmond, WA)
School: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1980. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 15, 1981 (Age 22.002)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Orioles/Cardinals/Mariners 1981-1990
Agents: Leigh Steinberg [*]
Final Game: September 20, 1990 (Age 31.038)
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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
1981 21 LAD NL 3 1 .750 3.81 17 0 8 0 0 2 26.0 25 11 11 1 6 2 12 1 0 0 107 90 2.98 1.192 8.7 0.3 2.1 4.2 2.00
1982 22 LAD NL 3 4 .429 2.71 55 0 24 0 0 9 69.2 71 22 21 3 25 8 60 2 0 1 299 130 2.72 1.378 9.2 0.4 3.2 7.8 2.40
1983 23 LAD NL 8 3 .727 1.90 66 0 38 0 0 11 94.2 55 22 20 6 29 11 66 1 0 1 366 190 3.14 0.887 5.2 0.6 2.8 6.3 2.28
1984 24 LAD NL 2 5 .286 2.47 33 0 21 0 0 11 47.1 39 14 13 3 23 7 45 2 1 1 203 144 3.28 1.310 7.4 0.6 4.4 8.6 1.96
1985 25 LAD NL 7 9 .438 2.71 64 0 43 0 0 19 106.1 86 32 32 6 24 5 102 1 0 0 415 128 2.20 1.034 7.3 0.5 2.0 8.6 4.25
1986 26 LAD NL 6 6 .500 3.71 60 0 27 0 0 11 80.0 86 35 33 11 29 15 55 1 0 2 345 94 4.31 1.438 9.7 1.2 3.3 6.2 1.90
1987 27 TOT MLB 4 5 .444 4.46 60 0 47 0 0 14 68.2 68 37 34 12 31 4 47 2 0 3 303 97 5.22 1.442 8.9 1.6 4.1 6.2 1.52
1987 27 LAD NL 1 0 1.000 2.76 15 0 8 0 0 1 16.1 13 5 5 1 9 1 10 1 0 1 70 149 4.28 1.347 7.2 0.6 5.0 5.5 1.11
1987 27 BAL AL 3 5 .375 4.99 45 0 39 0 0 13 52.1 55 32 29 11 22 3 37 1 0 2 233 88 5.51 1.471 9.5 1.9 3.8 6.4 1.68
1988 28 BAL AL 3 4 .429 3.51 52 0 42 0 0 18 59.0 59 23 23 8 19 3 40 2 0 0 252 112 4.24 1.322 9.0 1.2 2.9 6.1 2.11
1989 29 SEA AL 0 3 .000 6.69 25 0 14 0 0 0 36.1 46 29 27 7 15 5 15 1 0 3 171 61 5.76 1.679 11.4 1.7 3.7 3.7 1.00
1990 30 STL NL 0 6 .000 3.46 52 0 12 0 0 2 65.0 66 26 25 3 25 7 32 0 0 3 276 110 3.58 1.400 9.1 0.4 3.5 4.4 1.28
10 Yrs 36 46 .439 3.29 484 0 276 0 0 97 653.0 601 251 239 60 226 67 474 13 1 14 2737 112 3.60 1.266 8.3 0.8 3.1 6.5 2.10
162 Game Avg. 5 6 .439 3.29 68 0 39 0 0 14 92 84 35 34 8 32 9 67 2 0 2 385 112 3.60 1.266 8.3 0.8 3.1 6.5 2.10
LAD (7 yrs) 30 28 .517 2.76 310 0 169 0 0 64 440.1 375 141 135 31 145 49 350 9 1 6 1805 128 3.11 1.181 7.7 0.6 3.0 7.2 2.41
BAL (2 yrs) 6 9 .400 4.20 97 0 81 0 0 31 111.1 114 55 52 19 41 6 77 3 0 2 485 99 4.84 1.392 9.2 1.5 3.3 6.2 1.88
STL (1 yr) 0 6 .000 3.46 52 0 12 0 0 2 65.0 66 26 25 3 25 7 32 0 0 3 276 110 3.58 1.400 9.1 0.4 3.5 4.4 1.28
SEA (1 yr) 0 3 .000 6.69 25 0 14 0 0 0 36.1 46 29 27 7 15 5 15 1 0 3 171 61 5.76 1.679 11.4 1.7 3.7 3.7 1.00
NL (8 yrs) 30 34 .469 2.85 362 0 181 0 0 66 505.1 441 167 160 34 170 56 382 9 1 9 2081 126 3.17 1.209 7.9 0.6 3.0 6.8 2.25
AL (3 yrs) 6 12 .333 4.81 122 0 95 0 0 31 147.2 160 84 79 26 56 11 92 4 0 5 656 86 5.07 1.463 9.8 1.6 3.4 5.6 1.64
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
1981 21 LAD NL 26.0 17 0 11 3.81 3.88 -0.05 -0.30 94.2 3.43 -1 -0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.0 1 .490 .499
1982 22 LAD NL 69.2 55 0 22 2.84 4.10 0.01 -0.32 97.9 3.69 6 0.6 2.1 0.2 1.5 12 .512 .504
1983 23 LAD NL 94.2 66 0 22 2.09 4.09 -0.12 -0.32 99.7 3.88 18 2.1 1.7 0.6 3.6 27 .532 .513
1984 24 LAD NL 47.1 33 0 14 2.66 4.24 -0.14 -0.33 98.5 3.99 6 0.7 1.9 0.2 1.4 11 .522 .505
1985 25 LAD NL 106.1 64 0 32 2.71 4.03 0.06 -0.32 96.4 3.52 9 1.0 1.7 0.1 2.2 19 .516 .506 $370,000
1986 26 LAD NL 80.0 60 0 35 3.94 4.19 -0.43 -0.32 93.4 4.01 0 0.0 2.0 -0.1 0.7 8 .500 .500 $531,250
1987 27 LAD NL 16.1 15 0 5 2.76 4.65 -0.29 -0.35 97.3 4.47 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .521 .502 $731,250
1987 27 BAL AL 52.1 45 0 32 5.50 5.08 -0.06 -0.39 97.3 4.61 -5 -0.5 1.6 -0.2 -0.2 0 .489 .497
1988 28 BAL AL 59.0 52 0 23 3.51 4.47 -0.12 -0.36 98.3 4.16 4 0.4 1.4 -0.0 1.0 10 .508 .503 $850,000
1989 29 SEA AL 36.1 25 0 29 7.18 4.38 0.04 -0.34 106.1 4.25 -12 -1.2 .6 0.2 -0.7 -8 .451 .492 $800,000
1990 30 STL NL 65.0 52 0 26 3.60 4.27 0.22 -0.33 101.0 3.77 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .500 .500
10 Seasons 653.0 484 0 251 3.46 4.26 -0.07 -0.33 98.0 3.92 28 3.3 1.6 0.7 10.3 90 .507 .503 $3,282,500
LAD (7 yrs) 440.1 310 0 141 2.88 4.12 -0.12 -0.32 96.9 3.80 41 4.6 1.8 0.9 9.8 82 .515 .505 $1,632,500
BAL (2 yrs) 111.1 97 0 55 4.45 4.76 -0.09 -0.37 97.8 4.37 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.2 0.8 10 .499 .500 $850,000
STL (1 yr) 65.0 52 0 26 3.60 4.27 0.22 -0.33 101.0 3.77 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .500 .500
SEA (1 yr) 36.1 25 0 29 7.18 4.38 0.04 -0.34 106.1 4.25 -12 -1.2 .6 0.2 -0.7 -8 .451 .492 $800,000

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
1981 21 LAD NL NLDS W HOU 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 6.000 27.0 0.0 27.0 27.0 1.00
1981 21 LAD NL NLCS W MON 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 ❍ 21 LAD NL WS W NYY 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 0.800 5.4 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.00
1983 23 LAD NL NLCS L PHI 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 0.500 0.0 0.0 4.5 13.5 3.00
1985 25 LAD NL NLCS L STL 0 2 .000 6.35 3 0 3 0 0 1 5.2 5 4 4 2 2 1 5 0 0 0 23 1.235 7.9 3.2 3.2 7.9 2.50
3 Yrs (5 Series) 0 2 .000 2.70 9 0 6 0 0 2 13.1 11 6 4 2 5 3 9 0 0 0 56 1.200 7.4 1.4 3.4 6.1 1.80
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 6.000 27.0 0.0 27.0 27.0 1.00
3 NLCS 0 2 .000 4.50 6 0 5 0 0 2 8.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 8 0 0 0 33 1.250 7.9 2.3 3.4 9.0 2.67
1 WS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 0.800 5.4 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.00

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
1981 21 LAD NL 17 107 97 11 25 4 1 1 3 2 6 12 .258 .305 .351 .655 .282 34 1 1 2 1 2 2
1982 22 LAD NL 55 299 264 22 71 6 1 3 9 4 25 60 .269 .333 .333 .667 .333 88 3 2 5 3 8 5
1983 23 LAD NL 66 366 324 22 55 3 1 6 8 1 29 66 .170 .237 .241 .478 .191 78 7 1 7 5 11 5
1984 24 LAD NL 1 33 203 172 14 39 5 0 3 3 4 23 45 .227 .325 .308 .633 .290 53 2 2 6 0 7 4
1985 25 LAD NL 64 415 386 32 86 18 1 6 10 5 24 102 .223 .268 .321 .589 .285 124 2 1 1 3 5 2
1986 26 LAD NL 60 345 307 35 86 16 2 11 5 5 29 55 .280 .341 .453 .794 .307 139 3 1 5 3 15 4
1987 27 BAL AL 45 233 206 32 55 10 2 11 6 2 22 37 .267 .336 .495 .831 .273 102 2 1 0 3 3 2
1987 27 LAD NL 15 70 59 5 13 1 0 1 2 1 9 10 .220 .329 .288 .617 .245 17 0 1 0 1 1 0
1987 27 TOT MLB 60 303 265 37 68 11 2 12 8 3 31 47 .257 .334 .449 .783 .267 119 2 2 0 4 4 2
1988 28 BAL AL 52 252 228 23 59 7 2 8 2 2 19 40 .259 .320 .412 .732 .282 94 5 2 2 1 3 3
1989 29 SEA AL 25 171 149 29 46 13 0 7 2 0 15 15 .309 .371 .537 .908 .302 80 3 1 4 2 5 3
1990 30 STL NL 52 276 245 26 66 12 5 3 10 7 25 32 .269 .331 .396 .727 .293 97 5 0 1 5 7 4
10 Yrs 1 484 2737 2437 251 601 95 15 60 60 33 226 474 .247 .311 .372 .683 .280 906 33 13 33 27 67 34
162 Game Avg. 0 68 385 342 35 84 13 2 8 8 5 32 67 .247 .311 .372 .683 .280 127 5 2 5 4 9 5
MLB Averages .258 .324 .388 .711 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1981 21 LAD NL -0.6 -0.1 112 -0.6 1.8 -2.4 1.14 -0.0 -0.5 -2.9 -0.3 1.12 -0.8 7 3 7
1982 22 LAD NL 7.2 0.8 314 2.0 9.5 -7.5 1.79 0.8 0.4 9.2 1.0 1.05 5.9 30 9 15
1983 23 LAD NL 18.5 2.0 378 2.8 7.7 -5.0 1.21 2.5 -0.2 25.9 2.8 0.96 25.3 27 12 27
1984 24 LAD NL 6.1 0.6 214 1.4 7.4 -6.0 2.21 0.5 0.1 5.0 0.5 1.06 4.1 21 5 7
1985 25 LAD NL 11.3 1.2 430 1.5 11.9 -10.4 1.58 1.9 -1.0 16.4 1.8 0.93 19.8 34 11 19
1986 26 LAD NL -1.2 -0.1 355 -1.7 9.2 -10.9 1.67 -0.8 -0.2 -4.1 -0.4 1.05 -8.8 35 11 14
1987 27 TOT MLB -0.6 -0.0 316 -0.4 7.3 -7.7 1.40 0.1 -0.4 -2.3 -0.2 1.02 -6.1 24 13 22
1987 27 LAD NL 2.7 0.3 73 -0.2 1.1 -1.3 1.12 0.2 -0.4 0.9 0.1 1.02 3.0 5 2 8
1987 27 BAL AL -3.4 -0.3 243 -0.2 6.2 -6.4 1.49 -0.1 -0.0 -3.2 -0.3 1.02 -9.1 19 11 14
1988 28 BAL AL 3.9 0.4 257 -0.6 5.2 -5.8 1.27 0.2 -0.7 4.5 0.5 1.02 0.0 18 14 18
1989 29 SEA AL -9.6 -1.0 176 -1.2 1.7 -2.9 .65 -0.9 -0.9 -12.9 -1.3 1.01 -9.2 5 1 18
1990 30 STL NL 3.4 0.4 294 0.6 4.9 -4.3 .96 0.1 0.6 8.0 0.8 1.01 0.0 15 9 28
10 Yrs 38.4 4.2 2846 3.9 66.5 -62.7 1.43 4.4 -1.7 46.8 5.2 1.01 30.2 216 88 175

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
1981 21 LAD NL 17 17 8 3 1 3 2 1 67% 3 0 13 9 69% 6 1.139 7 3 7 3 4 10 6 11 8 2 8 3 4.6
1982 22 LAD NL 55 55 24 3 4 14 9 5 64% 18 3 42 11 26% 8 1.787 30 9 15 20 15 20 21 34 20 17 22 12 3.8
1983 23 LAD NL 66 66 38 8 3 15 11 4 73% 18 3 47 11 23% 8 1.206 27 12 27 25 15 26 26 40 35 15 36 22 4.3
1984 24 LAD NL 33 33 21 2 5 14 11 3 79% 15 0 18 9 50% 8 2.210 21 5 7 18 10 5 12 21 16 6 19 7 4.3
1985 25 LAD NL 64 64 43 7 9 25 19 6 76% 29 3 37 9 24% 8 1.581 34 11 19 38 15 11 22 42 39 10 39 14 5.0
1986 26 LAD NL 60 60 27 6 6 17 11 6 65% 24 7 53 20 38% 7 1.673 35 11 14 25 17 18 28 32 30 15 31 26 4.0
1987 27 TOT MLB 60 60 47 4 5 18 14 4 78% 24 5 50 17 34% 1.400 24 13 22 29 6 25 31 29 20 16 23 12 3.4
1987 27 LAD NL 15 15 8 1 0 2 1 1 50% 4 1 7 5 71% 8 1.118 5 2 8 6 2 7 4 11 4 2 4 3 3.3
1987 27 BAL AL 45 45 39 3 5 16 13 3 81% 20 4 43 12 28% 9 1.485 19 11 14 23 4 18 27 18 16 14 19 9 3.5
1988 28 BAL AL 52 52 42 3 4 23 18 5 78% 23 0 39 9 23% 9 1.275 18 14 18 30 4 18 24 28 17 11 18 3 3.4 18
1989 29 SEA AL 25 25 14 0 3 3 0 3 0% 4 1 10 5 50% 8 .653 5 1 18 4 1 20 7 18 11 1 12 0 4.4 23
1990 30 STL NL 52 52 12 0 6 3 2 1 67% 13 10 30 8 27% 7 .962 15 9 28 17 6 29 22 30 24 15 26 13 3.8 19
10 Yrs 484 484 276 36 46 135 97 38 72% 171 32 339 108 32% 1.425 216 88 175 209 93 182 199 285 220 108 234 112 4.0 19

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%
1981 21 LAD NL 107 45% 0.9% 11.2% 5.6% 5.6% 24% 0.58 79% 31 1 3%
1982 22 LAD NL 299 57% 1.0% 20.1% 8.4% 3.3% 14% 0.54 68% 66 3 5%
1983 23 LAD NL 366 51% 1.6% 18.0% 7.9% 2.7% 18% 0.50 70% 59 7 12%
1984 24 LAD NL 203 43% 1.5% 22.2% 11.3% 3.9% 21% 0.52 61% 46 2 4%
1985 25 LAD NL 415 47% 1.5% 24.6% 5.8% 6.0% 29% 0.48 68% 67 2 3%
1986 26 LAD NL 345 48% 3.2% 15.9% 8.4% 8.4% 34% 0.48 71% 74 3 4%
1987 27 TOT MLB 303 49% 4.0% 15.5% 10.2% 8.3% 37% 0.60 69% 57 2 4%
1987 27 LAD NL 70 49% 1.4% 14.3% 12.9% 2.9% 15% 0.58 70% 18 0 0%
1987 27 BAL AL 233 49% 4.7% 15.9% 9.4% 9.9% 42% 0.60 69% 39 2 5%
1988 28 BAL AL 252 50% 3.2% 15.9% 7.5% 6.8% 29% 0.29 0.38 72% 24% 12.1% 54% 59 5 8%
1989 29 SEA AL 171 58% 4.1% 8.8% 8.8% 11.7% 44% 0.49 0.74 75% 28% 9.9% 21% 34 3 9%
1990 30 STL NL 276 55% 1.1% 11.6% 9.1% 7.3% 30% 0.59 0.73 78% 25% 3.2% 30% 59 5 8%
10 Yrs 2737 50% 2.2% 17.3% 8.3% 6.2% 28% 0.45 0.54 71% 25% 7.8% 37% 552 33 6%
MLB Averages 41% 2.1% 14.3% 8.5% 6.7% 29% 0.80 1.07 74% 20% 6.6% 26% 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
1988 28 BAL AL 254 948 3.73 589 62.9% 26.1% 13.2% 28.2% 32.4% 73.9% 3.3% 46.5% 82.1% 54.7% 5.1% 13 3 23.6% 60 23 3 9 31 22.5% 6 7 -2 0 0
1989 29 SEA AL 149 515 3.46 308 62.2% 16.2% 15.3% 28.2% 39.9% 83.4% 9.7% 51.9% 81.4% 56.4% 5.4% 8 2 12.8% 19 8 3 2 11 15.4% 2 1 22 0 1
1990 30 STL NL 251 911 3.63 558 62.9% 21.1% 12.7% 29.2% 35.7% 77.6% 6.8% 48.8% 82.3% 59.4% 7.2% 18 11 21.1% 53 27 4 4 23 14.8% 6 1 25 0 7
3 Yrs 654 2374 3.63 1455 62.8% 22.1% 13.5% 28.6% 35.3% 77.3% 6.1% 48.5% 82.0% 56.9% 6.0% 39 16 20.2% 132 58 10 15 65 18.8% 14 9 45 0 8
MLB Averages 3.60 62.5% 24.4% 14.4% 26.9% 34.1% 75.4% 2.2% 47.1% 80.7% 56.7% 5.6% 18.5% 26.1%

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
1981 21 LAD NL 107 25 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 7 5 1 71% 2 0 0 51 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1982 22 LAD NL 299 71 3 0 12 1 2 2 1 18 6 3 33% 5 1 2 128 9 4 69% 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1983 23 LAD NL 366 55 6 0 11 4 2 5 1 22 9 3 41% 5 1 1 127 8 1 89% 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 0
1984 24 LAD NL 202 39 3 0 6 1 2 1 2 9 3 1 33% 4 1 0 97 3 4 43% 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
1985 25 LAD NL 415 86 6 0 5 1 5 3 3 19 10 5 53% 2 0 1 149 10 5 67% 10 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0
1986 26 LAD NL 345 86 11 2 15 5 6 6 5 23 10 2 43% 4 2 0 152 5 5 50% 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0
1987 27 TOT MLB 303 68 12 0 8 3 9 6 6 18 10 3 56% 2 3 0 134 8 3 73% 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 0
1987 27 LAD NL 70 13 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 4 1 80% 0 1 0 29 2 1 67% 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
1987 27 BAL AL 233 55 11 0 6 3 8 6 5 13 6 2 46% 2 2 0 105 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1988 28 BAL AL 252 59 5 1 8 1 10 4 4 5 3 15 9 1 60% 3 0 0 113 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1989 29 SEA AL 171 46 1 0 7 0 2 4 3 3 4 11 6 0 55% 3 3 0 74 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1990 30 STL NL 276 66 13 0 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 21 12 1 57% 4 3 0 120 10 7 59% 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
10 Yrs 2736 601 19 1 60 3 74 25 35 35 25 163 80 20 49% 34 14 4 1145 60 33 65% 58 29 2 4 0 0 6 3 57 1
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+
1981 21 3 1 .750 3.81 17 0 8 0 0 2 26.0 25 11 11 1 6 2 12 1 0 0 107 90 1.192 8.7 0.3 2.1 4.2 2.00 90
1982 22 6 5 .545 3.01 72 0 32 0 0 11 95.2 96 33 32 4 31 10 72 3 0 1 406 116 1.328 9.0 0.4 2.9 6.8 2.32 116
1983 23 14 8 .636 2.46 138 0 70 0 0 22 190.1 151 55 52 10 60 21 138 4 0 2 772 145 1.109 7.1 0.5 2.8 6.5 2.30 145
1984 24 16 13 .552 2.46 171 0 91 0 0 33 237.2 190 69 65 13 83 28 183 6 1 3 975 144 1.149 7.2 0.5 3.1 6.9 2.20 144
1985 25 23 22 .511 2.54 235 0 134 0 0 52 344.0 276 101 97 19 107 33 285 7 1 3 1390 139 1.113 7.2 0.5 2.8 7.5 2.66 139
1986 26 29 28 .509 2.76 295 0 161 0 0 63 424.0 362 136 130 30 136 48 340 8 1 5 1735 128 1.175 7.7 0.6 2.9 7.2 2.50 128
1987 27 33 33 .500 3.00 355 0 208 0 0 77 492.2 430 173 164 42 167 52 387 10 1 8 2038 121 1.212 7.9 0.8 3.1 7.1 2.32 121
1988 28 36 37 .493 3.05 407 0 250 0 0 95 551.2 489 196 187 50 186 55 427 12 1 8 2290 120 1.224 8.0 0.8 3.0 7.0 2.30 120
1989 29 36 40 .474 3.28 432 0 264 0 0 95 588.0 535 225 214 57 201 60 442 13 1 11 2461 113 1.252 8.2 0.9 3.1 6.8 2.20 113
1990 30 36 46 .439 3.29 484 0 276 0 0 97 653.0 601 251 239 60 226 67 474 13 1 14 2737 112 1.266 8.3 0.8 3.1 6.5 2.10 112

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
1981 21 2 2 .500 4.15 39.0 42 20 18 2 10 18 2 1.333 9.7 2.3 4.2 1.80 0.5 17
1982 22 4 4 .500 2.83 70.0 77 24 22 3 27 60 2 1.486 9.9 3.5 7.7 2.22 0.4 55
1983 23 6 5 .545 1.99 95.0 58 23 21 6 31 66 1 0.937 5.5 2.9 6.3 2.13 0.6 66
1984 24 3 2 .600 2.68 47.0 42 16 14 3 25 45 2 1.426 8.0 4.8 8.6 1.80 0.6 33
1985 25 6 6 .500 2.72 106.0 94 36 32 7 26 102 1 1.132 8.0 2.2 8.7 3.92 0.6 64
1986 26 4 5 .444 4.05 80.0 95 40 36 12 32 55 1 1.588 10.7 3.6 6.2 1.72 1.4 60
1987 27 4 4 .500 4.17 69.0 66 35 32 12 30 47 2 1.391 8.6 3.9 6.1 1.57 1.6 60
1988 28 4 3 .571 3.36 59.0 60 24 22 8 19 40 2 1.339 9.2 2.9 6.1 2.11 1.2 52
1989 29 2 2 .500 6.25 36.0 45 28 25 7 15 15 1 1.667 11.3 3.8 3.8 1.00 1.8 25
1990 30 4 3 .571 3.32 65.0 69 27 24 3 26 32 0 1.462 9.6 3.6 4.4 1.23 0.4 52
10 Yrs 39 36 .520 3.32 666.0 648 273 246 63 241 480 14 1.335 8.8 6.5 1.99 0.9 484



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1983 NL  66 (9th)
1985 NL  64 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1985 NL  19 (7th)
1987 AL  13 (10th)
Career  97 (142nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1985 NL  43 (7th)
1987 AL  39 (9th)
Career  276 (141st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1983 NL  19 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1983 NL  2.0 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1983 NL  25.87 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.8 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.5 (4th)
1985 NL  1.9 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.8 (3rd)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1118), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (866), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (204th), 10.6 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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