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Donovan Osborne

Donovan Alan Osborne

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 21, 1969 in Roseville, CA
High Schools: Carson City HS (Carson City, NV), Carson HS (Carson City, NV)
School: University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed July 9, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1992 (Age 22.293)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Yankees 1992-2004

Final Game: May 15, 2004 (Age 34.329)
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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
1992 23 STL NL 11 9 .550 3.77 34 29 2 0 0 0 179.0 193 91 75 14 38 2 104 2 0 6 754 90 3.31 1.291 9.7 0.7 1.9 5.2 2.74 RoY-5
1993 24 STL NL 10 7 .588 3.76 26 26 0 1 0 0 155.2 153 73 65 18 47 4 83 7 0 4 657 105 4.47 1.285 8.8 1.0 2.7 4.8 1.77
1994 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1995 26 STL NL 4 6 .400 3.81 19 19 0 0 0 0 113.1 112 58 48 17 34 2 82 2 0 0 477 109 4.56 1.288 8.9 1.4 2.7 6.5 2.41
1996 27 STL NL 13 9 .591 3.53 30 30 0 2 1 0 198.2 191 87 78 22 57 5 134 1 1 6 822 119 4.14 1.248 8.7 1.0 2.6 6.1 2.35
1997 28 STL NL 3 7 .300 4.93 14 14 0 0 0 0 80.1 84 46 44 10 23 2 51 1 0 1 337 85 4.35 1.332 9.4 1.1 2.6 5.7 2.22
1998 29 STL NL 5 4 .556 4.09 14 14 0 1 1 0 83.2 84 42 38 11 22 2 60 1 0 1 358 104 4.24 1.267 9.0 1.2 2.4 6.5 2.73
1999 30 STL NL 1 3 .250 5.52 6 6 0 0 0 0 29.1 34 18 18 4 10 0 21 2 0 1 130 84 4.70 1.500 10.4 1.2 3.1 6.4 2.10
2000 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2001 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2002 33 CHC NL 0 1 .000 6.19 11 0 1 0 0 0 16.0 19 11 11 1 10 2 13 0 0 0 77 67 4.02 1.813 10.7 0.6 5.6 7.3 1.30
2003 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2004 35 NYY AL 2 0 1.000 7.13 9 2 2 0 0 0 17.2 25 16 14 3 5 0 10 2 0 0 79 64 5.31 1.698 12.7 1.5 2.5 5.1 2.00
9 Yrs 49 46 .516 4.03 163 140 5 4 2 0 873.2 895 442 391 100 246 19 558 18 1 19 3691 100 4.15 1.306 9.2 1.0 2.5 5.7 2.27
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .516 4.03 37 31 1 1 0 0 196 201 99 88 22 55 4 125 4 0 4 828 100 4.15 1.306 9.2 1.0 2.5 5.7 2.27
STL (7 yrs) 47 45 .511 3.92 143 138 2 4 2 0 840.0 851 415 366 96 231 17 535 16 1 19 3535 102 4.13 1.288 9.1 1.0 2.5 5.7 2.32
CHC (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.19 11 0 1 0 0 0 16.0 19 11 11 1 10 2 13 0 0 0 77 67 4.02 1.813 10.7 0.6 5.6 7.3 1.30
NYY (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 7.13 9 2 2 0 0 0 17.2 25 16 14 3 5 0 10 2 0 0 79 64 5.31 1.698 12.7 1.5 2.5 5.1 2.00
NL (8 yrs) 47 46 .505 3.96 154 138 3 4 2 0 856.0 870 426 377 97 241 19 548 16 1 19 3612 101 4.13 1.298 9.1 1.0 2.5 5.8 2.27
AL (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 7.13 9 2 2 0 0 0 17.2 25 16 14 3 5 0 10 2 0 0 79 64 5.31 1.698 12.7 1.5 2.5 5.1 2.00
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
1992 23 STL NL 179.0 34 29 91 4.58 3.95 -0.01 0.11 97.6 3.97 -13 -1.4 .8 -0.1 -0.1 1 .458 .491 RoY-5
1993 24 STL NL 155.2 26 26 73 4.22 4.48 -0.10 0.16 98.9 4.68 5 0.5 -0.1 1.8 21 .520 .503 $155,000
1995 26 STL NL 113.1 19 19 58 4.61 4.82 0.28 0.18 97.4 4.59 -2 -0.2 -0.1 0.7 10 .491 .499 $250,000
1996 27 STL NL 198.2 30 30 87 3.94 4.70 0.49 0.17 97.1 4.26 8 0.8 -0.1 2.4 24 .528 .505 $725,000
1997 28 STL NL 80.1 14 14 46 5.15 4.73 0.38 0.17 98.6 4.45 -6 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 1 .455 .496 $2,750,000
1998 29 STL NL 83.2 14 14 42 4.52 4.42 0.04 0.16 100.3 4.55 0 0.0 -0.1 0.7 8 .503 .500 $3,750,000
1999 30 STL NL 29.1 6 6 18 5.52 4.97 -0.02 0.18 97.4 5.04 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.1 1 .473 .499 $5,080,000
2002 33 CHC NL 16.0 11 0 11 6.19 4.54 -0.40 -0.34 99.2 4.57 -3 -0.3 .6 0.0 -0.1 -2 .473 .498 $450,000
2004 35 NYY AL 17.2 9 2 16 8.15 5.12 -0.54 -0.17 97.3 5.34 -6 -0.5 .7 0.0 -0.3 -3 .441 .497 $450,000
9 Seasons 873.2 163 140 442 4.55 4.51 0.15 0.14 98.1 4.42 -18 -1.8 .7 -0.5 5.1 60 .489 .499 $13,610,000
STL (7 yrs) 840.0 143 138 415 4.45 4.50 0.17 0.16 98.0 4.40 -9 -1.0 .8 -0.5 5.5 65 .493 .499 $12,710,000
CHC (1 yr) 16.0 11 0 11 6.19 4.54 -0.40 -0.34 99.2 4.57 -3 -0.3 .6 0.0 -0.1 -2 .473 .498 $450,000
NYY (1 yr) 17.2 9 2 16 8.15 5.12 -0.54 -0.17 97.3 5.34 -6 -0.5 .7 0.0 -0.3 -3 .441 .497 $450,000

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 27 STL NL NLDS W SDP 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 20 1.750 15.8 2.3 0.0 11.3
1996 27 STL NL NLCS L ATL 1 1 .500 9.39 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.2 12 8 8 0 4 0 6 1 0 1 40 2.087 14.1 0.0 4.7 7.0 1.50
1 Yr (2 Series) 1 1 .500 9.26 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.2 19 12 12 1 4 0 11 1 0 1 60 1.971 14.7 0.8 3.1 8.5 2.75
1 NLDS 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 20 1.750 15.8 2.3 0.0 11.3
1 NLCS 1 1 .500 9.39 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.2 12 8 8 0 4 0 6 1 0 1 40 2.087 14.1 0.0 4.7 7.0 1.50

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
1992 23 STL NL 34 60 58 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 .121 .121 .155 .276 -21 9 0 0 2 0 0 1 RoY-5
1993 24 STL NL 29 59 49 4 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 13 .204 .250 .224 .474 30 11 0 0 7 0 0 1
1994 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1995 26 STL NL 19 38 31 1 5 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 15 .161 .257 .258 .515 38 8 0 1 3 0 0 1
1996 27 STL NL 30 72 59 6 13 4 0 1 10 0 1 3 24 .220 .258 .339 .597 57 20 0 0 10 0 0 1
1997 28 STL NL 14 25 24 2 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 .208 .208 .250 .458 20 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
1998 29 STL NL 14 32 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .040 .143 .040 .183 -48 1 1 0 4 0 0 1
1999 30 STL NL 6 11 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 -27 2 0 0 1 0 0 /1
2000 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2001 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2002 33 CHC NL 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2004 35 NYY AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 166 300 259 18 42 10 1 1 19 1 1 12 87 .162 .202 .220 .422 14 57 1 1 28 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 293 253 18 41 10 1 1 19 1 1 12 85 .162 .202 .220 .422 14 56 1 1 27 0 0
STL (7 yrs) 146 297 256 18 42 10 1 1 19 1 1 12 86 .164 .204 .223 .427 16 57 1 1 28 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 157 300 259 18 42 10 1 1 19 1 1 12 87 .162 .202 .220 .422 14 57 1 1 28 0 0
AL (1 yr) 9 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
1992 23 STL NL 34 60 -9 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1 RoY-5
1993 24 STL NL 29 59 -6 -0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $155,000 1
1995 26 STL NL 19 38 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $250,000 1
1996 27 STL NL 30 72 -5 -1 1 0 10 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .517 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $725,000 1
1997 28 STL NL 14 25 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $2,750,000 1
1998 29 STL NL 14 32 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,750,000 1
1999 30 STL NL 6 11 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,080,000 /1
2002 33 CHC NL 11 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $450,000 1
2004 35 NYY AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $450,000 /1
9 Seasons 166 300 -35 -1 2 0 41 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .504 .501 0.6 0.0 7 $13,610,000
STL (7 yrs) 146 297 -34 -1 2 0 40 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .505 .501 0.6 0.0 7 $12,710,000
CHC (1 yr) 11 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $450,000
NYY (1 yr) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $450,000

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 27 STL NL NLDS SDP W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 27 STL NL NLCS ATL L 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1992 STL NL 23 P 34 29 0 179.0 26 6 18 2 2 .923 1.21 0.71 .954 1.94 1.94 15 3 17% 32% 0 RoY-5
1993 STL NL 24 P 26 26 1 155.2 32 8 24 0 1 1.000 1.85 1.23 .953 1.84 1.83 4 5 56% 31% 0
1995 STL NL 26 P 19 19 0 113.1 19 3 16 0 0 1.000 1.51 1.00 .956 1.84 1.83 10 8 44% 30% 1
1996 STL NL 27 P 30 30 2 198.2 30 6 23 1 0 .967 1.31 0.97 .954 1.84 1.83 4 10 71% 28% 3
1997 STL NL 28 P 14 14 0 80.1 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.57 1.00 .953 1.85 1.84 3 5 63% 32% 2
1998 STL NL 29 P 14 14 1 83.2 16 5 8 3 2 .813 1.40 0.93 .961 1.85 1.84 2 2 50% 32% 0
1999 STL NL 30 P 6 6 0 29.1 9 1 7 1 0 .889 2.45 1.33 .951 1.72 1.72 1 3 75% 29% 0
2002 CHC NL 33 P 11 0 0 16.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.18 .965 1.86 1.81 3 0 0% 32% 0
2004 NYY AL 35 P 9 2 0 17.2 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 -1 -11 3.57 0.78 .949 1.68 1.64 2 2 50% 32% 1
9 Seasons P 163 140 4 873.2 155 34 114 7 7 .955 -1 -11 1.52 0.91 .954 1.86 1.84 44 38 46% 31% 7
9 Seasons TOT 163 140 4 873.2 155 34 114 7 7 .955 -1 -67 1.52 0.91 .954 1.86 1.84 44 38 46% 31% 7
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1992 NL  1.911 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1996 NL  1 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1992 NL  2.737 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2175), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2030), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1158), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1145th), 5.7 career WAR/6.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1993 24 St. Louis Cardinals $155,000* ?
1994 25 St. Louis Cardinals $112,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Missed entire season with injury
1995 26 St. Louis Cardinals $250,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1996 27 St. Louis Cardinals $725,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1997 28 St. Louis Cardinals $2,750,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 29 St. Louis Cardinals $3,750,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 30 St. Louis Cardinals $5,080,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2002 33 Chicago Cubs $450,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2004 35 New York Yankees $450,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$13,722,000
Disputed Salaries
*1993 - $155,000 - 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $25,000 earned bonus
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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