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Cliff Politte    \POH-leet\

Clifford Anthony Politte

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 27, 1974 in Kirkwood, MO
High School: Vianney HS (Kirkwood, MO)
Schools: Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 54th round of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed August 13, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 1998 (Age 24.034)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/BlueJays/Phillies/Cardinals 1998-2006

Final Game: July 15, 2006 (Age 32.138)
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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
1998 24 STL NL 2 3 .400 6.32 8 8 0 0 0 0 37.0 45 32 26 6 18 0 22 1 1 2 172 68 5.60 1.703 10.9 1.5 4.4 5.4 1.22
1999 25 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 7.13 13 0 0 0 0 0 17.2 19 14 14 2 15 0 15 0 0 2 85 68 5.45 1.925 9.7 1.0 7.6 7.6 1.00
2000 26 PHI NL 4 3 .571 3.66 12 8 1 0 0 0 59.0 55 24 24 8 27 1 50 0 0 3 251 129 4.57 1.390 8.4 1.2 4.1 7.6 1.85
2001 27 PHI NL 2 3 .400 2.42 23 0 7 0 0 0 26.0 24 8 7 2 8 3 23 1 0 1 109 177 3.32 1.231 8.3 0.7 2.8 8.0 2.88
2002 28 TOT MLB 3 3 .500 3.67 68 0 20 0 0 1 73.2 57 33 30 5 28 2 72 2 0 2 304 122 3.11 1.154 7.0 0.6 3.4 8.8 2.57
2002 28 PHI NL 2 0 1.000 3.86 13 0 7 0 0 0 16.1 19 10 7 0 9 1 15 1 0 1 77 103 2.96 1.714 10.5 0.0 5.0 8.3 1.67
2002 28 TOR AL 1 3 .250 3.61 55 0 13 0 0 1 57.1 38 23 23 5 19 1 57 1 0 1 227 128 3.15 0.994 6.0 0.8 3.0 8.9 3.00
2003 29 TOR AL 1 5 .167 5.66 54 0 30 0 0 12 49.1 52 32 31 11 17 4 40 1 0 1 216 84 5.40 1.399 9.5 2.0 3.1 7.3 2.35
2004 30 CHW AL 0 3 .000 4.38 54 0 9 0 0 1 51.1 52 26 25 6 22 5 48 2 0 2 225 108 4.10 1.442 9.1 1.1 3.9 8.4 2.18
2005 31 CHW AL 7 1 .875 2.00 68 0 14 0 0 1 67.1 42 15 15 7 21 4 57 3 0 1 262 225 3.75 0.936 5.6 0.9 2.8 7.6 2.71
2006 32 CHW AL 2 2 .500 8.70 30 0 13 0 0 0 30.0 47 30 29 9 15 7 15 1 0 0 151 55 7.65 2.067 14.1 2.7 4.5 4.5 1.00
9 Yrs 22 23 .489 4.40 330 16 94 0 0 15 411.1 393 214 201 56 171 26 342 11 1 14 1775 104 4.49 1.371 8.6 1.2 3.7 7.5 2.00
162 Game Avg. 4 5 .489 4.40 65 3 18 0 0 3 81 77 42 40 11 34 5 67 2 0 3 349 104 4.49 1.371 8.6 1.2 3.7 7.5 2.00
PHI (4 yrs) 9 6 .600 3.93 61 8 15 0 0 0 119.0 117 56 52 12 59 5 103 2 0 7 522 115 4.21 1.479 8.8 0.9 4.5 7.8 1.75
CHW (3 yrs) 9 6 .600 4.18 152 0 36 0 0 2 148.2 141 71 69 22 58 16 120 6 0 3 638 111 4.66 1.339 8.5 1.3 3.5 7.3 2.07
TOR (2 yrs) 2 8 .200 4.56 109 0 43 0 0 13 106.2 90 55 54 16 36 5 97 2 0 2 443 103 4.19 1.181 7.6 1.4 3.0 8.2 2.69
STL (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.32 8 8 0 0 0 0 37.0 45 32 26 6 18 0 22 1 1 2 172 68 5.60 1.703 10.9 1.5 4.4 5.4 1.22
AL (5 yrs) 11 14 .440 4.34 261 0 79 0 0 15 255.1 231 126 123 38 94 21 217 8 0 5 1081 107 4.46 1.273 8.1 1.3 3.3 7.6 2.31
NL (5 yrs) 11 9 .550 4.50 69 16 15 0 0 0 156.0 162 88 78 18 77 5 125 3 1 9 694 100 4.54 1.532 9.3 1.0 4.4 7.2 1.62
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
1998 24 STL NL 37.0 8 8 32 7.78 4.58 0.05 0.16 105.2 4.94 -12 -1.1 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .368 .494 $170,000
1999 25 PHI NL 17.2 13 0 14 7.13 4.90 0.22 -0.37 104.4 4.50 -5 -0.5 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .462 .497
2000 26 PHI NL 59.0 12 8 24 3.66 4.92 0.08 0.09 99.4 4.91 8 0.8 .5 -0.1 1.2 14 .567 .505
2001 27 PHI NL 26.0 23 0 8 2.77 4.44 0.25 -0.33 95.7 3.70 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.4 5 .511 .502 $225,000
2002 28 PHI NL 16.1 13 0 10 5.51 4.47 0.15 -0.33 97.6 3.89 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .476 .498 $245,000
2002 28 TOR AL 57.1 55 0 23 3.61 4.78 -0.04 -0.36 104.7 4.67 6 0.6 1.4 -0.0 1.2 13 .512 .504
2003 29 TOR AL 49.1 54 0 32 5.84 5.01 -0.24 -0.37 103.7 5.05 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.2 -0.0 1 .492 .497 $845,000
2004 30 CHW AL 51.1 54 0 26 4.56 5.03 0.09 -0.37 102.3 4.67 -0 -0.0 1.1 -0.1 0.4 7 .500 .500 $800,000
2005 31 CHW AL 67.1 68 0 15 2.00 4.73 0.22 -0.36 102.4 4.25 16 1.7 1.5 0.3 2.7 24 .524 .510 $1,000,000
2006 32 CHW AL 30.0 30 0 30 9.00 5.07 -0.27 -0.37 103.9 5.16 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -9 .458 .492 $1,200,000
9 Seasons 411.1 330 16 214 4.68 4.83 0.04 -0.25 102.3 4.64 -4 -0.2 1.2 -0.2 3.8 41 .500 .502 $4,485,000
PHI (4 yrs) 119.0 61 8 56 4.24 4.75 0.15 -0.13 99.1 4.44 2 0.3 .8 -0.1 1.2 14 .504 .501 $470,000
CHW (3 yrs) 148.2 152 0 71 4.30 4.90 0.08 -0.37 102.7 4.58 3 0.4 1.3 0.1 2.1 21 .503 .503 $3,000,000
TOR (2 yrs) 106.2 109 0 55 4.64 4.89 -0.13 -0.37 104.2 4.85 2 0.2 1.3 -0.2 1.2 14 .502 .501 $845,000
STL (1 yr) 37.0 8 8 32 7.78 4.58 0.05 0.16 105.2 4.94 -12 -1.1 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .368 .494 $170,000

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
2005 31 CHW AL ALDS W BOS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ❍ 31 CHW AL WS W HOU 0 0 3.86 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 10 0.857 0.0 0.0 7.7 7.7 1.00
1 Yr (2 Series) 0 0 2.70 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 14 0.900 2.7 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 0 3.86 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 10 0.857 0.0 0.0 7.7 7.7 1.00

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
1998 24 STL NL 8 172 148 32 45 8 2 6 2 2 18 22 .304 .381 .507 .888 .322 75 2 1 3 1 0 2
1999 25 PHI NL 13 85 69 14 19 6 0 2 1 0 15 15 .275 .405 .449 .854 .327 31 3 0 1 0 0 1
2000 26 PHI NL 12 251 222 24 55 14 2 8 3 1 27 50 .248 .328 .437 .765 .285 97 7 0 1 1 1 2
2001 27 PHI NL 23 109 96 8 24 3 1 2 2 1 8 23 .250 .306 .365 .670 .297 35 1 1 1 3 3 2
2002 28 TOR AL 55 227 204 23 38 5 0 5 4 2 19 57 .186 .258 .284 .542 .231 58 2 1 2 1 1 1
2002 28 PHI NL 13 77 66 10 19 5 0 0 4 1 9 15 .288 .382 .364 .745 .373 24 0 1 1 0 1 2
2002 28 TOT MLB 68 304 270 33 57 10 0 5 8 3 28 72 .211 .289 .304 .593 .268 82 2 2 3 1 2 3
2003 29 TOR AL 54 216 193 32 52 11 1 11 5 2 17 40 .269 .327 .508 .835 .283 98 2 1 1 3 4 1
2004 30 CHW AL 54 225 199 26 52 9 2 6 7 2 22 48 .261 .338 .417 .755 .313 83 3 2 0 2 5 1
2005 31 CHW AL 68 262 232 15 42 10 1 7 6 2 21 57 .181 .254 .323 .577 .203 75 6 3 2 4 4 3
2006 32 CHW AL 30 151 133 30 47 13 0 9 3 0 15 15 .353 .417 .654 1.071 .342 87 2 1 0 2 7 0
9 Yrs 330 1775 1562 214 393 84 9 56 37 13 171 342 .252 .327 .424 .751 .285 663 28 11 12 17 26 15
162 Game Avg. 65 349 307 42 77 17 2 11 7 3 34 67 .252 .327 .424 .751 .285 130 6 2 2 3 5 3
MLB Averages .266 .336 .426 .762 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1998 24 STL NL -10.1 -0.9 180 -1.0 2.9 -3.9 1.01 -1.2 0.3 -9.1 -0.8 0.93 -13.1 0 0 0
1999 25 PHI NL -3.6 -0.3 89 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 .39 -0.4 0.0 -1.6 -0.1 1.02 -4.0 2 0 10
2000 26 PHI NL 7.8 0.8 255 0.8 4.4 -3.6 .91 0.1 0.8 8.7 0.8 0.92 0.6 0 2 2
2001 27 PHI NL 5.4 0.5 117 -0.3 1.7 -2.0 .96 -0.2 -0.1 1.6 0.2 1.02 1.4 6 4 12
2002 28 TOT MLB 6.2 0.6 316 2.4 7.2 -4.8 1.19 1.1 0.8 7.9 0.7 0.93 13.8 32 12 23
2002 28 PHI NL -0.9 -0.1 81 -0.2 1.1 -1.3 .87 -0.3 0.0 -5.0 -0.5 1.05 -1.9 3 2 7
2002 28 TOR AL 7.2 0.7 235 2.6 6.1 -3.6 1.30 1.4 0.6 12.9 1.2 0.89 15.7 29 10 16
2003 29 TOR AL -4.1 -0.4 226 -1.4 4.5 -5.9 1.27 0.0 -1.1 -4.5 -0.4 0.98 -3.3 20 11 22
2004 30 CHW AL 2.4 0.2 234 -0.3 3.7 -4.0 .99 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.0 1.01 1.9 16 13 25
2005 31 CHW AL 18.8 1.9 271 3.5 7.2 -3.6 1.30 2.0 0.7 25.0 2.5 0.98 20.0 33 14 21
2006 32 CHW AL -11.9 -1.1 155 -1.0 1.6 -2.6 .69 -1.6 0.2 -14.1 -1.3 0.99 -15.0 11 2 16
9 Yrs 11.0 1.2 1843 2.7 33.8 -31.1 1.04 -0.4 3.0 14.4 1.5 0.96 2.4 120 58 131

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
1998 24 STL NL 8 8 2 3 3 2 0 4 4 .500 2 1 0 0 1 13% 40.4 60 22 9 7 0 3 5.3 5.4 4.6 79 3 5 0 0 89
2000 26 PHI NL 12 8 4 3 1 0 1 4 4 .500 0 1 0 0 6 75% 56.2 72 41 0 0 0 4 4.2 4.5 6.3 102 1 0 7 0 119
2 Yrs 20 16 6 6 4 2 1 8 8 .500 2 2 0 0 7 44% 48 72 22 9 7 0 7 4.8 4.9 5.4 91 4 5 7 0 119
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 105 -21 4.9 4.9 5.9 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
1999 25 PHI NL 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 25% 6 .387 2 0 10 1 1 11 2 11 6 4 6 2 4.1 25
2000 26 PHI NL 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .914 0 2 2 1 0 3 0 4 2 0 2 0 6.8 46
2001 27 PHI NL 23 23 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 17 8 47% 6 .964 6 4 12 4 5 14 8 15 9 9 9 2 3.4 20
2002 28 TOT MLB 68 68 20 3 3 4 1 3 25% 29 25 17 7 41% 1.194 32 12 23 37 10 21 11 57 14 12 16 18 3.3 18
2002 28 PHI NL 13 13 7 2 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 5 5 100% 8 .873 3 2 7 1 3 9 3 10 6 3 7 1 3.8 24
2002 28 TOR AL 55 55 13 1 3 3 1 2 33% 28 25 12 2 17% 8 1.303 29 10 16 36 7 12 8 47 8 9 9 17 3.1 17
2003 29 TOR AL 54 54 30 1 5 18 12 6 67% 27 8 28 7 25% 9 1.269 20 11 22 33 2 19 17 37 8 15 9 12 2.7 16
2004 30 CHW AL 54 54 9 0 3 1 1 0 100% 20 19 30 8 27% 7 .986 16 13 25 27 3 24 20 34 13 21 17 13 2.9 18
2005 31 CHW AL 68 68 14 7 1 2 1 1 50% 25 23 51 11 22% 8 1.303 33 14 21 36 11 21 29 39 19 24 25 21 3.0 15
2006 32 CHW AL 30 30 13 2 2 2 0 2 0% 6 4 11 3 27% 8 .689 11 2 16 12 6 12 8 22 10 12 11 8 3.0 19
8 Yrs 322 314 94 16 17 27 15 12 56% 109 81 158 45 28% 1.043 120 58 131 151 38 125 95 219 81 97 95 76 3.1 18

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%
1998 24 STL NL 172 51% 3.5% 12.8% 10.5% 9.3% 36% 0.59 0.74 70% 27% 8.3% 10% 29 2 7%
1999 25 PHI NL 85 62% 2.4% 17.7% 17.7% 9.4% 42% 0.69 0.90 61% 24% 7.4% 16% 17 3 18%
2000 26 PHI NL 251 61% 3.2% 19.9% 10.8% 9.6% 44% 0.65 0.94 66% 24% 8.8% 13% 41 7 17%
2001 27 PHI NL 109 71% 1.8% 21.1% 7.3% 5.5% 25% 0.95 1.41 68% 26% 5.7% 10% 24 1 4%
2002 28 TOT MLB 304 52% 1.6% 23.7% 9.2% 4.9% 26% 0.52 0.60 64% 21% 4.6% 17% 57 2 4%
2002 28 PHI NL 77 58% 0.0% 19.5% 11.7% 6.5% 26% 0.70 0.50 66% 21% 0.0% 13% 15 0 0%
2002 28 TOR AL 227 50% 2.2% 25.1% 8.4% 4.4% 26% 0.47 0.63 63% 21% 6.0% 18% 42 2 5%
2003 29 TOR AL 216 47% 5.1% 18.5% 7.9% 10.7% 44% 0.54 0.66 67% 20% 12.5% 13% 49 2 4%
2004 30 CHW AL 225 62% 2.7% 21.3% 9.8% 7.6% 33% 0.69 0.86 65% 20% 7.2% 8% 47 3 6%
2005 31 CHW AL 262 67% 2.7% 21.8% 8.0% 6.9% 43% 0.48 0.61 66% 11% 7.0% 17% 50 6 12%
2006 32 CHW AL 151 68% 6.0% 9.9% 9.9% 14.6% 47% 0.49 0.56 74% 18% 12.0% 6% 27 2 7%
9 Yrs 1775 59% 3.2% 19.3% 9.6% 8.4% 38% 0.59 0.74 67% 20% 8.2% 12% 341 28 8%
MLB Averages 46% 2.8% 16.7% 8.7% 8.0% 34% 0.76 1.08 70% 21% 7.9% 12% 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
1998 24 STL NL 173 629 3.64 375 59.6% 27.2% 10.4% 27.5% 34.9% 72.8% 0.0% 43.4% 85.7% 48.0% 6.4% 11 6 13.9% 24 18 3 6 16 27.3% 7 5 -1 0 0
1999 25 PHI NL 85 328 3.86 184 56.1% 29.3% 16.3% 24.5% 29.9% 70.7% 0.0% 39.6% 76.9% 49.4% 11.8% 10 4 23.5% 20 12 0 6 9 40.0% 5 6 0 0 0
2000 26 PHI NL 251 1002 3.99 604 60.3% 25.5% 17.5% 28.1% 28.8% 74.5% 0.3% 45.0% 76.4% 52.6% 5.6% 14 6 17.1% 43 20 1 12 37 24.0% 8 8 0 0 0
2001 27 PHI NL 110 467 4.25 297 65.1% 23.2% 14.1% 36.7% 25.9% 76.8% 6.5% 50.0% 81.6% 55.5% 4.5% 5 1 15.5% 17 8 1 9 14 39.1% 2 1 -1 0 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 304 1243 4.09 795 64.4% 21.3% 19.0% 34.3% 25.4% 78.7% 1.8% 50.7% 75.9% 58.2% 5.3% 16 11 27.3% 83 43 4 13 59 18.1% 4 3 0 0 0
2002 28 PHI NL 77 315 4.09 200 64.3% 18.0% 18.0% 38.0% 26.0% 82.0% 3.5% 52.7% 78.0% 61.0% 6.5% 5 4 41.6% 32 18 1 4 11 26.7% 1 0 0 0 0
2002 28 TOR AL 227 928 4.09 595 64.4% 22.4% 19.3% 33.1% 25.2% 77.6% 1.2% 50.0% 75.1% 57.3% 4.8% 11 7 22.5% 51 25 3 9 48 15.8% 3 3 0 0 0
2003 29 TOR AL 218 860 3.94 555 65.4% 21.8% 19.3% 30.5% 28.5% 78.2% 3.6% 51.1% 75.3% 61.5% 4.1% 9 2 26.1% 57 32 4 8 32 20.0% 4 3 -2 0 0
2004 30 CHW AL 225 968 4.30 589 62.1% 29.5% 15.3% 29.2% 26.0% 70.5% 5.3% 43.8% 78.3% 50.7% 6.2% 14 8 22.7% 51 26 4 19 29 39.6% 8 1 0 0 0
2005 31 CHW AL 262 1021 3.90 657 65.2% 23.9% 19.2% 29.4% 27.5% 76.1% 3.8% 49.7% 74.8% 58.0% 7.3% 19 10 24.0% 63 33 2 15 42 26.3% 7 5 0 0 0
2006 32 CHW AL 151 561 3.72 343 64.1% 22.7% 16.0% 26.2% 35.0% 77.3% 11.9% 49.5% 79.2% 53.6% 9.3% 14 6 14.6% 22 14 5 2 13 13.3% 3 2 0 0 0
9 Yrs 1779 7079 3.98 4399 63.0% 24.5% 17.0% 30.1% 28.4% 75.5% 3.4% 47.5% 77.5% 54.9% 6.3% 112 54 21.4% 380 206 24 90 251 26.3% 48 34 -4 0 0
MLB Averages 3.73 62.6% 26.8% 14.5% 27.1% 31.6% 73.2% 1.7% 45.8% 80.2% 57.8% 5.3% 20.7% 27.0%

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
1998 24 STL NL 172 45 4 0 6 0 1 4 2 2 4 9 4 3 44% 2 2 0 68 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1999 25 PHI NL 85 19 1 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 7 3 2 43% 1 2 1 31 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2000 26 PHI NL 251 55 7 1 8 0 8 7 1 5 3 9 5 1 56% 2 3 0 90 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2001 27 PHI NL 109 24 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 1 1 6 4 1 67% 2 1 1 42 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 7 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 304 57 5 0 5 0 2 1 4 3 2 6 2 2 33% 3 2 2 115 8 3 73% 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2002 28 PHI NL 77 19 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 50% 2 1 0 34 4 1 80% 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2002 28 TOR AL 227 38 2 0 5 0 0 1 4 3 2 4 1 2 25% 1 1 2 81 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2003 29 TOR AL 216 52 3 0 11 0 5 8 3 3 8 13 6 2 46% 1 1 1 87 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2004 30 CHW AL 225 52 3 0 6 0 11 2 4 3 3 19 11 4 58% 1 2 1 88 7 2 78% 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2005 31 CHW AL 262 42 3 0 7 0 12 4 3 2 5 20 7 7 35% 3 1 0 97 6 2 75% 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2006 32 CHW AL 151 47 3 0 9 0 4 5 4 3 6 12 6 1 50% 0 0 1 56 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
9 Yrs 1775 393 29 1 56 0 50 35 21 22 34 101 48 23 48% 15 14 7 674 37 13 74% 31 13 6 0 0 0 2 1 53 0
MLB Averages 54% 69%

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+
1998 24 2 3 .400 6.32 8 8 0 0 0 0 37.0 45 32 26 6 18 0 22 1 1 2 172 68 1.703 10.9 1.5 4.4 5.4 1.22 68
1999 25 3 3 .500 6.59 21 8 0 0 0 0 54.2 64 46 40 8 33 0 37 1 1 4 257 68 1.774 10.5 1.3 5.4 6.1 1.12 68
2000 26 7 6 .538 5.07 33 16 1 0 0 0 113.2 119 70 64 16 60 1 87 1 1 7 508 91 1.575 9.4 1.3 4.8 6.9 1.45 91
2001 27 9 9 .500 4.58 56 16 8 0 0 0 139.2 143 78 71 18 68 4 110 2 1 8 617 99 1.511 9.2 1.2 4.4 7.1 1.62 99
2002 28 12 12 .500 4.26 124 16 28 0 0 1 213.1 200 111 101 23 96 6 182 4 1 10 921 106 1.388 8.4 1.0 4.1 7.7 1.90 106
2003 29 13 17 .433 4.52 178 16 58 0 0 13 262.2 252 143 132 34 113 10 222 5 1 11 1137 101 1.390 8.6 1.2 3.9 7.6 1.96 101
2004 30 13 20 .394 4.50 232 16 67 0 0 14 314.0 304 169 157 40 135 15 270 7 1 13 1362 102 1.398 8.7 1.1 3.9 7.7 2.00 102
2005 31 20 21 .488 4.06 300 16 81 0 0 15 381.1 346 184 172 47 156 19 327 10 1 14 1624 113 1.316 8.2 1.1 3.7 7.7 2.10 113
2006 32 22 23 .489 4.40 330 16 94 0 0 15 411.1 393 214 201 56 171 26 342 11 1 14 1775 104 1.371 8.6 1.2 3.7 7.5 2.00 104

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
1998 24 1 3 .250 6.57 37.0 44 30 27 6 18 22 1 1.676 10.7 4.4 5.4 1.22 1.5 8
1999 25 1 1 .500 5.50 18.0 17 12 11 2 13 15 0 1.667 8.5 6.5 7.5 1.15 1.0 13
2000 26 4 3 .571 2.90 59.0 52 21 19 8 26 50 0 1.322 7.9 4.0 7.6 1.92 1.2 12
2001 27 2 1 .667 2.42 26.0 24 8 7 2 8 23 1 1.231 8.3 2.8 8.0 2.88 0.7 23
2002 28 4 4 .500 3.41 74.0 55 31 28 5 27 72 2 1.108 6.7 3.3 8.8 2.67 0.6 68
2003 29 2 3 .400 4.59 49.0 48 28 25 10 16 40 1 1.306 8.8 2.9 7.3 2.50 1.8 54
2004 30 3 3 .500 3.53 51.0 48 22 20 6 20 48 2 1.333 8.5 3.5 8.5 2.40 1.1 54
2005 31 4 3 .571 1.61 67.0 39 13 12 6 20 57 3 0.881 5.2 2.7 7.7 2.85 0.8 68
2006 32 1 2 .333 6.90 30.0 43 26 23 8 14 15 1 1.900 12.9 4.2 4.5 1.07 2.4 30
9 Yrs 22 23 .489 3.77 411.0 370 191 172 53 162 342 11 1.294 8.1 7.5 2.11 1.2 330



* - 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

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2005 AL  25.04 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2005 AL  3.5 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2005 AL  2.5 (10th)

             

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 (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 7 (1183), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (606th), 3.8 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Clifford Anthony Cliff Politte

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