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Sidney Ponson    \PON-sohn\

Sidney Alton Ponson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: November 2, 1976 in Noord, Aruba
High School: Noord (Noord, AW)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1998 (Age 21.168)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Yankees/Royals/Cardinals/Giants/... 1998-2009
Agents: Barry Praver [*]
Final Game: July 31, 2009 (Age 32.271)
Relatives: Cousin of Radhames Dykhoff
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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 21 BAL AL 8 9 .471 5.27 31 20 5 0 0 1 135.0 157 82 79 19 42 2 85 3 1 4 588 86 4.71 1.474 10.5 1.3 2.8 5.7 2.02 RoY-5
1999 22 BAL AL 12 12 .500 4.71 32 32 0 6 0 0 210.0 227 118 110 35 80 2 112 1 0 4 897 98 5.39 1.462 9.7 1.5 3.4 4.8 1.40
2000 23 BAL AL 9 13 .409 4.82 32 32 0 6 1 0 222.0 223 125 119 30 83 0 152 1 0 5 953 98 4.66 1.378 9.0 1.2 3.4 6.2 1.83
2001 24 BAL AL 5 10 .333 4.94 23 23 0 3 1 0 138.1 161 83 76 21 37 0 84 6 0 2 605 87 4.74 1.431 10.5 1.4 2.4 5.5 2.27
2002 25 BAL AL 7 9 .438 4.09 28 28 0 3 0 0 176.0 172 84 80 26 63 1 120 2 0 3 736 105 4.63 1.335 8.8 1.3 3.2 6.1 1.90
2003 26 TOT MLB 17 12 .586 3.75 31 31 0 4 0 0 216.0 211 94 90 16 61 5 134 5 0 9 898 118 3.67 1.259 8.8 0.7 2.5 5.6 2.20
2003 26 BAL AL 14 6 .700 3.77 21 21 0 4 0 0 148.0 147 65 62 10 43 2 100 4 0 6 622 119 3.51 1.284 8.9 0.6 2.6 6.1 2.33
2003 26 SFG NL 3 6 .333 3.71 10 10 0 0 0 0 68.0 64 29 28 6 18 3 34 1 0 3 276 114 4.02 1.206 8.5 0.8 2.4 4.5 1.89
2004 27 BAL AL 11 15 .423 5.30 33 33 0 5 2 0 215.2 265 136 127 23 69 3 115 8 2 8 954 86 4.44 1.549 11.1 1.0 2.9 4.8 1.67
2005 28 BAL AL 7 11 .389 6.21 23 23 0 1 0 0 130.1 177 97 90 16 48 1 68 3 0 10 595 70 4.75 1.726 12.2 1.1 3.3 4.7 1.42
2006 29 TOT MLB 4 5 .444 6.25 19 16 1 0 0 0 85.0 108 62 59 10 36 1 48 4 0 2 384 72 4.96 1.694 11.4 1.1 3.8 5.1 1.33
2006 29 STL NL 4 4 .500 5.24 14 13 0 0 0 0 68.2 82 42 40 7 29 1 33 4 0 2 303 85 4.95 1.617 10.7 0.9 3.8 4.3 1.14
2006 29 NYY AL 0 1 .000 10.47 5 3 1 0 0 0 16.1 26 20 19 3 7 0 15 0 0 0 81 44 4.98 2.020 14.3 1.7 3.9 8.3 2.14
2007 30 MIN AL 2 5 .286 6.93 7 7 0 0 0 0 37.2 54 31 29 7 17 1 23 3 0 0 181 62 6.03 1.885 12.9 1.7 4.1 5.5 1.35
2008 31 TOT AL 8 5 .615 5.04 25 24 1 1 0 0 135.2 170 89 76 14 48 2 58 7 0 4 612 88 4.83 1.607 11.3 0.9 3.2 3.8 1.21
2008 31 TEX AL 4 1 .800 3.88 9 9 0 1 0 0 55.2 71 36 24 3 16 0 25 2 0 2 252 115 3.90 1.563 11.5 0.5 2.6 4.0 1.56
2008 31 NYY AL 4 4 .500 5.85 16 15 1 0 0 0 80.0 99 53 52 11 32 2 33 5 0 2 360 76 5.48 1.638 11.1 1.2 3.6 3.7 1.03
2009 32 KCR AL 1 7 .125 7.36 14 9 0 0 0 0 58.2 79 50 48 6 25 1 32 2 0 2 273 60 4.72 1.773 12.1 0.9 3.8 4.9 1.28
12 Yrs 91 113 .446 5.03 298 278 7 29 4 1 1760.1 2004 1051 983 223 609 19 1031 45 3 53 7676 89 4.67 1.484 10.2 1.1 3.1 5.3 1.69
162 Game Avg. 11 13 .446 5.03 35 33 1 3 0 0 208 237 124 116 26 72 2 122 5 0 6 906 89 4.67 1.484 10.2 1.1 3.1 5.3 1.69
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
BAL (8 yrs) 73 85 .462 4.86 223 212 5 28 4 1 1375.1 1529 790 743 180 465 11 836 28 3 42 5950 93 4.63 1.450 10.0 1.2 3.0 5.5 1.80
NYY (2 yrs) 4 5 .444 6.63 21 18 2 0 0 0 96.1 125 73 71 14 39 2 48 5 0 2 441 67 5.40 1.702 11.7 1.3 3.6 4.5 1.23
KCR (1 yr) 1 7 .125 7.36 14 9 0 0 0 0 58.2 79 50 48 6 25 1 32 2 0 2 273 60 4.72 1.773 12.1 0.9 3.8 4.9 1.28
MIN (1 yr) 2 5 .286 6.93 7 7 0 0 0 0 37.2 54 31 29 7 17 1 23 3 0 0 181 62 6.03 1.885 12.9 1.7 4.1 5.5 1.35
SFG (1 yr) 3 6 .333 3.71 10 10 0 0 0 0 68.0 64 29 28 6 18 3 34 1 0 3 276 114 4.02 1.206 8.5 0.8 2.4 4.5 1.89
STL (1 yr) 4 4 .500 5.24 14 13 0 0 0 0 68.2 82 42 40 7 29 1 33 4 0 2 303 85 4.95 1.617 10.7 0.9 3.8 4.3 1.14
TEX (1 yr) 4 1 .800 3.88 9 9 0 1 0 0 55.2 71 36 24 3 16 0 25 2 0 2 252 115 3.90 1.563 11.5 0.5 2.6 4.0 1.56
AL (12 yrs) 84 103 .449 5.07 274 255 7 29 4 1 1623.2 1858 980 915 210 562 15 964 40 3 48 7097 89 4.69 1.490 10.3 1.2 3.1 5.3 1.72
NL (2 yrs) 7 10 .412 4.48 24 23 0 0 0 0 136.2 146 71 68 13 47 4 67 5 0 5 579 97 4.49 1.412 9.6 0.9 3.1 4.4 1.43
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 21 BAL AL 135.0 31 20 82 5.47 5.11 -0.07 0.09 98.2 5.18 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.9 11 .487 .497 $170,000 RoY-5
1999 22 BAL AL 210.0 32 32 118 5.06 5.25 0.26 0.20 96.4 5.01 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.9 25 .496 .499 $250,000
2000 23 BAL AL 222.0 32 32 125 5.07 5.24 -0.13 0.21 96.6 5.38 6 0.6 -0.1 2.7 35 .519 .504 $400,000
2001 24 BAL AL 138.1 23 23 83 5.40 4.82 -0.08 0.18 97.4 4.95 -8 -0.8 -0.1 0.6 9 .466 .495 $2,100,000
2002 25 BAL AL 176.0 28 28 84 4.30 4.99 0.26 0.18 96.3 4.73 8 0.8 -0.1 2.5 28 .528 .505 $2,650,000
2003 26 BAL AL 148.0 21 21 65 3.95 5.02 -0.01 0.19 98.1 5.12 20 2.0 -0.1 3.4 36 .597 .513 $4,250,000
2003 26 SFG NL 68.0 10 10 29 3.84 4.41 0.23 0.17 104.2 4.53 5 0.5 -0.0 1.0 11 .552 .503
2004 27 BAL AL 215.2 33 33 136 5.68 5.10 -0.20 0.20 100.8 5.54 -6 -0.6 -0.1 1.5 22 .482 .496 $3,000,000
2005 28 BAL AL 130.1 23 23 97 6.70 4.88 0.19 0.18 99.3 4.84 -28 -2.6 -0.1 -1.3 -13 .389 .484 $8,500,000
2006 29 STL NL 68.2 14 13 42 5.50 4.64 0.33 0.17 98.3 4.40 -8 -0.8 .0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .445 .495 $1,000,000
2006 29 NYY AL 16.1 5 3 20 11.02 4.88 -0.38 0.04 100.8 5.35 -10 -0.9 .4 0.1 -0.6 -8 .327 .495
2007 30 MIN AL 37.2 7 7 31 7.41 5.03 0.10 0.19 93.0 4.77 -11 -1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .360 .494 $1,000,000
2008 31 TEX AL 55.2 9 9 36 5.82 4.70 -0.31 0.18 101.0 5.24 -5 -0.4 -0.0 0.1 2 .450 .497
2008 31 NYY AL 80.0 16 15 53 5.96 4.93 -0.28 0.18 102.4 5.53 -5 -0.5 .5 -0.1 0.2 5 .467 .497
2009 32 KCR AL 58.2 14 9 50 7.67 4.94 -0.77 0.11 96.9 5.65 -14 -1.3 1.3 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .410 .492
12 Seasons 1760.1 298 278 1051 5.37 5.01 -0.01 0.18 98.3 5.11 -63 -5.4 1.0 -1.1 11.3 147 .482 .498 $23,320,000
BAL (8 yrs) 1375.1 223 212 790 5.17 5.08 0.02 0.18 97.8 5.12 -15 -1.1 1.1 -0.9 12.2 153 .495 .499 $21,320,000
NYY (2 yrs) 96.1 21 18 73 6.82 4.92 -0.30 0.16 102.1 5.50 -16 -1.4 .4 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .434 .496
KCR (1 yr) 58.2 14 9 50 7.67 4.94 -0.77 0.11 96.9 5.65 -14 -1.3 1.3 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .410 .492
MIN (1 yr) 37.2 7 7 31 7.41 5.03 0.10 0.19 93.0 4.77 -11 -1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .360 .494 $1,000,000
SFG (1 yr) 68.0 10 10 29 3.84 4.41 0.23 0.17 104.2 4.53 5 0.5 -0.0 1.0 11 .552 .503
STL (1 yr) 68.2 14 13 42 5.50 4.64 0.33 0.17 98.3 4.40 -8 -0.8 .0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .445 .495 $1,000,000
TEX (1 yr) 55.2 9 9 36 5.82 4.70 -0.31 0.18 101.0 5.24 -5 -0.4 -0.0 0.1 2 .450 .497

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
2003 26 SFG NL NLDS L FLA 0 0 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 22 1.400 12.6 0.0 0.0 5.4
1 NLDS 0 0 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 22 1.400 12.6 0.0 0.0 5.4

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 21 BAL AL 31 588 536 82 157 23 4 19 18 4 42 85 .293 .345 .457 .802 .317 245 13 3 3 4 2 4
1999 22 BAL AL 32 897 805 118 227 37 4 35 12 14 80 112 .282 .345 .468 .813 .289 377 22 1 4 7 2 5
2000 23 BAL AL 32 953 863 125 223 41 3 30 17 5 83 152 .258 .323 .417 .740 .282 360 17 1 3 3 0 7
2001 24 BAL AL 23 605 557 83 161 43 2 21 13 5 37 84 .289 .339 .487 .825 .308 271 11 6 3 2 0 8
2002 25 BAL AL 28 736 666 84 172 29 2 26 6 5 63 120 .258 .323 .425 .748 .279 283 18 2 2 3 1 2
2003 26 TOT MLB 31 898 821 94 211 52 4 16 12 4 61 134 .257 .311 .389 .699 .288 319 25 5 6 5 5 5
2003 26 BAL AL 21 622 570 65 147 34 1 10 8 2 43 100 .258 .313 .374 .687 .296 213 15 4 2 3 2 3
2003 26 SFG NL 10 276 251 29 64 18 3 6 4 2 18 34 .255 .305 .422 .727 .272 106 10 1 4 2 3 2
2004 27 BAL AL 33 954 868 136 265 46 5 23 9 3 69 115 .305 .361 .449 .810 .330 390 36 8 6 3 3 10
2005 28 BAL AL 23 595 534 97 177 32 0 16 9 1 48 68 .331 .384 .481 .866 .352 257 20 3 2 8 1 1
2006 29 TOT MLB 19 384 340 62 108 27 0 10 5 3 36 48 .318 .389 .485 .875 .348 165 14 4 4 0 1 6
2006 29 NYY AL 5 81 74 20 26 8 0 3 3 0 7 15 .351 .407 .581 .988 .411 43 0 0 0 0 0 2
2006 29 STL NL 14 303 266 42 82 19 0 7 2 3 29 33 .308 .385 .459 .843 .332 122 14 4 4 0 1 4
2007 30 MIN AL 7 181 161 31 54 10 1 7 1 2 17 23 .335 .409 .540 .949 .359 87 4 3 0 0 1 3
2008 31 TOT AL 25 612 547 89 170 38 2 14 3 5 48 58 .311 .369 .464 .833 .323 254 17 7 2 8 2 7
2008 31 NYY AL 16 360 316 53 99 21 1 11 2 3 32 33 .313 .380 .491 .870 .318 155 10 5 2 5 2 2
2008 31 TEX AL 9 252 231 36 71 17 1 3 1 2 16 25 .307 .353 .429 .782 .330 99 7 2 0 3 0 5
2009 32 KCR AL 14 273 238 50 79 13 4 6 1 0 25 32 .332 .394 .496 .890 .358 118 6 2 4 4 1 1
12 Yrs 298 7676 6936 1051 2004 391 31 223 106 51 609 1031 .289 .348 .451 .799 .311 3126 203 45 39 47 19 59
162 Game Avg. 35 906 819 124 237 46 4 26 13 6 72 122 .289 .348 .451 .799 .311 369 24 5 5 6 2 7
MLB Averages .266 .335 .424 .760 .298
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

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 21 BAL AL -9.6 -0.9 617 -0.5 9.3 -9.8 .87 -0.5 -0.1 -2.6 -0.2 0.92 -4.0 4 1 6
1999 22 BAL AL -1.0 -0.1 927 0.7 16.6 -15.8 .99 -0.3 1.1 2.4 0.2 0.91 -0.7 0 0 0
2000 23 BAL AL -0.4 -0.0 978 1.2 18.1 -16.9 1.02 1.2 -0.0 9.7 0.9 0.91 14.6 0 0 0
2001 24 BAL AL -10.0 -0.9 626 -1.2 10.4 -11.6 .98 -0.7 -0.5 -6.8 -0.7 0.93 -6.3 0 0 0
2002 25 BAL AL 5.6 0.5 753 0.4 14.3 -13.9 1.06 0.1 0.3 8.8 0.9 0.90 3.7 0 0 0
2003 26 TOT MLB 17.7 1.8 922 2.1 15.8 -13.6 .96 2.5 -0.3 21.4 2.2 0.91 27.9 0 0 0
2003 26 BAL AL 13.1 1.3 638 1.7 10.4 -8.7 .92 1.9 -0.1 13.8 1.4 0.92 19.2 0 0 0
2003 26 SFG NL 4.6 0.5 284 0.5 5.4 -4.9 1.05 0.6 -0.2 7.6 0.8 0.88 8.7 0 0 0
2004 27 BAL AL -17.5 -1.6 976 -2.4 16.2 -18.7 .98 -1.4 -1.1 -14.2 -1.3 0.95 -13.9 0 0 0
2005 28 BAL AL -27.3 -2.5 617 -1.9 9.2 -11.1 .92 -2.2 0.1 -29.4 -2.7 0.99 -24.1 0 0 0
2006 29 TOT MLB -15.7 -1.4 398 -1.3 6.4 -7.7 .96 -1.2 -0.2 -13.4 -1.2 0.96 -16.1 0 1 1
2006 29 STL NL -5.3 -0.5 312 -0.2 5.5 -5.7 .99 -0.6 0.3 -3.8 -0.4 0.96 -8.5 0 0 0
2006 29 NYY AL -10.5 -0.9 86 -1.1 1.0 -2.0 .84 -0.6 -0.6 -9.6 -0.8 0.94 -7.6 0 1 1
2007 30 MIN AL -11.3 -1.0 184 -1.1 2.5 -3.6 .87 -1.1 -0.2 -11.4 -1.0 1.00 -12.7 0 0 0
2008 31 TOT AL -12.0 -1.1 625 -1.2 10.5 -11.7 1.03 -0.9 -0.3 -16.3 -1.5 1.01 -9.6 0 0 1
2008 31 TEX AL -0.9 -0.1 257 -0.5 4.0 -4.5 .99 -0.2 -0.3 -6.3 -0.6 0.99 -3.1 0 0 0
2008 31 NYY AL -11.1 -1.0 368 -0.7 6.5 -7.2 1.06 -0.7 0.1 -10.1 -0.9 1.02 -6.6 0 0 1
2009 32 KCR AL -18.4 -1.7 278 -1.3 3.7 -5.0 .85 -0.9 -0.6 -16.8 -1.5 1.03 -12.7 1 1 3
12 Yrs -99.9 -9.0 7901 -6.6 132.8 -139.4 .97 -5.4 -1.3 -68.7 -6.1 0.94 -53.9 5 3 11
PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo

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 21 BAL AL 31 20 8 8 4 2 1 11 9 .550 2 1 0 0 8 40% 45.0 73 8 20 9 0 7 5.0 5.2 5.7 92 5 12 2 1 122
1999 22 BAL AL 32 32 12 12 8 0 2 16 16 .500 5 3 6 0 19 59% 47.2 74 15 17 8 0 12 5.3 5.4 6.6 102 3 10 14 5 129
2000 23 BAL AL 32 32 9 13 10 4 4 14 18 .438 5 2 6 1 13 41% 49.6 82 15 20 12 0 15 4.9 4.8 6.9 107 2 5 15 10 129
2001 24 BAL AL 23 23 5 10 8 2 2 7 16 .304 3 4 3 1 7 30% 46.3 88 21 10 5 0 14 4.2 3.6 6.0 93 5 6 12 0 113
2002 25 BAL AL 28 28 7 9 12 2 5 17 11 .607 2 4 3 0 16 57% 51.3 72 25 13 3 0 14 5.0 3.9 6.3 99 3 6 17 2 123
2003 26 TOT MLB 31 31 17 12 2 3 4 18 13 .581 3 2 4 0 18 58% 0.1 76 23 20 7 0 18 5.1 5.1 7.0 99 3 14 10 4 134
2003 26 BAL AL 21 21 14 6 1 3 1 15 6 .714 1 1 4 0 12 57% 53.9 76 23 12 4 0 13 5.9 6.1 7.0 101 2 9 7 3 134
2003 26 SFG NL 10 10 3 6 1 0 3 3 7 .300 2 1 0 0 6 60% 53.0 72 28 8 3 0 5 3.4 3.0 6.8 96 1 5 3 1 120
2004 27 BAL AL 33 33 11 15 7 2 4 13 20 .394 3 2 5 2 14 42% 43.8 86 14 21 9 0 11 4.9 5.5 6.5 100 3 8 21 1 128
2005 28 BAL AL 23 23 7 11 5 2 1 11 12 .478 1 3 1 0 7 30% 40.1 76 6 21 7 0 9 5.2 5.0 5.7 90 5 9 8 1 131
2006 29 TOT MLB 19 16 4 5 7 2 2 7 9 .438 1 4 0 0 6 38% 0.0 58 17 21 11 0 9 5.3 4.7 5.0 82 6 8 2 0 102
2006 29 STL NL 14 13 4 4 5 2 2 5 8 .385 1 3 0 0 6 46% 45.6 58 17 14 7 0 7 4.7 4.0 5.2 83 4 7 2 0 102
2006 29 NYY AL 5 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 .667 0 1 0 0 0 0% 31.0 50 18 7 4 0 2 7.7 8.3 4.0 78 2 1 0 0 99
2007 30 MIN AL 7 7 2 5 0 1 0 2 5 .286 0 0 0 0 1 14% 36.7 66 16 4 1 0 4 5.5 4.9 5.4 90 2 3 2 0 104
2008 31 TOT AL 25 24 8 5 11 2 0 14 10 .583 2 5 1 0 10 42% 42.6 75 11 17 6 2 7 6.5 6.6 5.6 90 4 13 7 0 110
2008 31 TEX AL 9 9 4 1 4 1 0 5 4 .556 2 1 1 0 3 33% 44.7 75 21 5 2 1 1 8.1 9.0 6.2 98 0 4 5 0 110
2008 31 NYY AL 16 15 4 4 7 1 0 9 6 .600 0 4 0 0 7 47% 41.3 70 11 12 4 1 6 5.6 5.0 5.3 85 4 9 2 0 107
2009 32 KCR AL 14 9 1 6 2 0 1 1 8 .111 0 1 0 0 4 44% 40.4 65 17 11 5 0 3 4.2 4.1 5.6 91 1 5 3 0 104
12 Yrs 298 278 91 111 76 22 26 131 147 .471 27 31 29 4 123 44% 46 88 6 195 83 2 123 5.1 5.0 6.2 97 42 99 113 24 134
MLB Averages .500 48% 49 105 -21 4.8 4.8 5.9 95
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

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
1998 21 BAL AL 31 11 5 0 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 5 3 60% 5 .868 4 1 6 5 1 5 2 9 6 3 6 0 6.0 32
2006 29 TOT MLB 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% .959 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 3 0 5.3 34
2006 29 STL NL 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .992 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3.0 28
2006 29 NYY AL 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 5 .836 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 6.5 38
2008 31 TOT AL 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.030 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 12
2008 31 NYY AL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.056 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 12
2009 32 KCR AL 14 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 7 2 29% 3 .852 1 1 3 1 0 4 3 2 3 1 3 0 5.0 33
4 Yrs 80 20 7 0 2 3 1 2 33% 3 0 13 5 38% .929 5 3 11 8 1 11 6 14 11 4 12 0 5.5 32

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 21 BAL AL 588 49% 3.2% 14.5% 7.1% 7.8% 29% 0.70 1.04 74% 22% 8.3% 13% 99 13 13%
1999 22 BAL AL 897 50% 3.9% 12.5% 8.9% 8.5% 34% 0.69 0.97 74% 20% 9.7% 13% 168 22 13%
2000 23 BAL AL 953 50% 3.2% 16.0% 8.7% 7.8% 33% 0.65 0.97 72% 25% 7.9% 11% 170 17 10%
2001 24 BAL AL 605 50% 3.5% 13.9% 6.1% 10.9% 41% 0.82 1.14 75% 24% 9.1% 12% 101 11 11%
2002 25 BAL AL 736 50% 3.5% 16.3% 8.6% 7.7% 33% 0.78 1.25 71% 26% 9.5% 10% 136 18 13%
2003 26 TOT MLB 898 49% 1.8% 14.9% 6.8% 8.0% 34% 1.14 1.59 75% 14% 5.5% 9% 147 25 17%
2003 26 BAL AL 622 48% 1.6% 16.1% 6.9% 7.2% 31% 1.07 1.43 74% 15% 4.9% 9% 112 15 13%
2003 26 SFG NL 276 54% 2.2% 12.3% 6.5% 9.8% 42% 1.31 2.00 77% 13% 7.0% 9% 35 10 29%
2004 27 BAL AL 954 46% 2.4% 12.1% 7.2% 7.8% 28% 1.03 1.61 77% 19% 6.8% 7% 193 36 19%
2005 28 BAL AL 595 46% 2.7% 11.4% 8.1% 8.1% 27% 1.09 1.42 77% 19% 7.5% 5% 138 20 14%
2006 29 TOT MLB 384 55% 2.6% 12.5% 9.4% 9.6% 34% 1.11 1.26 73% 17% 8.1% 10% 84 14 17%
2006 29 STL NL 303 54% 2.3% 10.9% 9.6% 8.6% 32% 1.19 1.37 75% 16% 7.4% 10% 69 14 20%
2006 29 NYY AL 81 60% 3.7% 18.5% 8.6% 13.6% 42% 0.84 0.83 69% 17% 10.3% 9% 15 0 0%
2007 30 MIN AL 181 48% 3.9% 12.7% 9.4% 9.9% 33% 1.16 1.75 72% 15% 11.9% 8% 43 4 9%
2008 31 TOT AL 612 43% 2.3% 9.5% 7.8% 8.8% 32% 1.18 1.69 79% 19% 6.7% 7% 146 17 12%
2008 31 TEX AL 252 50% 1.2% 9.9% 6.4% 8.3% 30% 1.24 1.86 82% 18% 3.4% 4% 53 7 13%
2008 31 NYY AL 360 38% 3.1% 9.2% 8.9% 9.2% 33% 1.13 1.58 77% 20% 9.0% 9% 93 10 11%
2009 32 KCR AL 273 45% 2.2% 11.7% 9.2% 8.4% 29% 1.01 1.38 75% 20% 6.4% 10% 68 6 9%
12 Yrs 7676 49% 2.9% 13.4% 7.9% 8.4% 32% 0.90 1.28 75% 20% 7.9% 10% 1493 203 14%
MLB Averages 46% 2.8% 16.9% 8.7% 8.0% 34% 0.77 1.07 70% 21% 7.8% 12% 11%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

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 21 BAL AL 592 2186 3.69 1411 64.7% 24.4% 13.6% 29.6% 32.5% 75.6% 0.8% 48.9% 82.0% 59.5% 3.9% 23 15 23.6% 140 89 11 32 53 37.6% 19 6 0 0 0
1999 22 BAL AL 900 3275 3.64 2074 63.5% 24.8% 10.7% 30.6% 33.9% 75.2% 0.7% 47.7% 85.8% 59.7% 4.4% 40 23 22.7% 204 122 15 42 70 37.5% 17 15 0 0 0
2000 23 BAL AL 953 3433 3.60 2197 64.0% 24.6% 14.1% 28.7% 32.6% 75.4% 0.0% 48.3% 81.3% 60.4% 5.4% 51 27 23.4% 223 142 9 27 125 17.8% 29 24 0 0 0
2001 24 BAL AL 607 2146 3.54 1394 65.0% 24.5% 10.1% 31.1% 34.3% 75.5% 0.0% 49.1% 86.6% 58.6% 4.4% 27 20 22.1% 134 74 11 27 57 32.1% 9 7 0 0 0
2002 25 BAL AL 741 2778 3.75 1770 63.7% 24.9% 15.9% 28.1% 31.1% 75.1% 0.1% 47.9% 78.9% 59.1% 4.5% 33 21 22.4% 166 112 17 20 100 16.7% 17 11 0 0 0
2003 26 TOT MLB 900 3083 3.43 2011 65.5% 24.3% 13.8% 27.2% 34.7% 75.7% 1.1% 49.6% 81.7% 61.9% 4.4% 40 22 21.1% 190 115 12 30 104 22.4% 25 13 0 0 0
2003 26 BAL AL 622 2120 3.41 1388 65.5% 24.4% 14.0% 27.4% 34.2% 75.6% 0.3% 49.6% 81.5% 62.9% 4.7% 29 19 22.2% 138 84 9 25 75 25.0% 20 8 0 0 0
2003 26 SFG NL 278 963 3.46 623 65.4% 24.1% 13.5% 26.6% 35.8% 75.9% 2.9% 49.6% 82.2% 59.7% 4.0% 11 3 18.7% 52 31 3 5 29 14.7% 5 5 0 0 0
2004 27 BAL AL 955 3313 3.47 2115 64.1% 26.1% 10.9% 27.0% 36.0% 73.9% 1.0% 47.4% 85.3% 59.8% 4.1% 39 24 20.7% 198 130 29 38 77 33.0% 31 12 0 0 0
2005 28 BAL AL 595 2068 3.48 1279 62.0% 27.2% 11.7% 23.8% 37.2% 72.8% 0.5% 45.1% 83.9% 56.5% 5.7% 34 22 16.5% 98 58 8 21 47 30.9% 14 11 0 0 0
2006 29 TOT MLB 386 1421 3.68 869 61.3% 29.5% 11.0% 25.4% 34.1% 70.5% 0.7% 43.3% 84.3% 55.7% 5.7% 22 12 21.2% 82 51 10 15 33 31.3% 9 9 0 0 0
2006 29 STL NL 305 1112 3.65 679 61.3% 29.0% 10.3% 25.8% 34.9% 71.0% 0.9% 43.5% 85.5% 56.4% 5.2% 16 8 22.0% 67 40 8 8 25 24.2% 6 7 0 0 0
2006 29 NYY AL 81 309 3.81 190 61.5% 31.1% 13.7% 24.2% 31.1% 68.9% 0.0% 42.4% 80.2% 53.1% 7.4% 6 4 18.5% 15 11 2 7 8 46.7% 3 2 0 0 0
2007 30 MIN AL 181 628 3.47 385 61.7% 26.2% 10.4% 27.5% 35.8% 73.8% 1.6% 45.5% 85.9% 51.4% 4.4% 8 5 14.4% 26 17 4 7 16 30.4% 3 2 0 0 0
2008 31 TOT AL 615 2164 3.52 1319 61.0% 29.3% 7.6% 25.2% 37.8% 70.7% 0.4% 43.1% 89.3% 54.1% 6.2% 38 22 21.1% 130 76 9 18 40 31.0% 16 14 0 0 0
2008 31 TEX AL 253 882 3.49 559 63.4% 27.5% 8.1% 27.0% 37.4% 72.5% 0.0% 45.9% 88.9% 55.7% 6.3% 16 11 24.1% 61 39 7 4 21 16.0% 7 5 0 0 0
2008 31 NYY AL 362 1282 3.54 760 59.4% 30.7% 7.2% 23.9% 38.2% 69.3% 0.6% 41.2% 89.6% 53.0% 6.1% 22 11 19.1% 69 37 2 14 19 42.4% 9 9 0 0 0
2009 32 KCR AL 273 987 3.62 590 60.0% 31.0% 9.5% 23.2% 36.3% 69.0% 1.0% 41.4% 86.2% 55.3% 7.3% 20 10 16.1% 44 21 3 11 21 34.4% 5 9 0 0 0
12 Yrs 7698 27482 3.57 17414 63.5% 25.8% 12.0% 27.8% 34.4% 74.2% 0.6% 47.1% 83.8% 58.7% 4.9% 375 223 21.2% 1635 1007 138 288 743 27.9% 194 133 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.75 62.7% 27.0% 14.5% 27.1% 31.4% 73.0% 1.7% 45.8% 80.1% 58.0% 5.2% 21.1% 26.5%
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

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 21 BAL AL 588 157 36 1 19 1 16 11 8 7 12 38 18 5 47% 4 4 2 210 18 4 82% 18 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
1999 22 BAL AL 897 227 20 2 35 0 17 17 18 21 14 47 28 4 60% 5 4 0 316 12 14 46% 12 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2000 23 BAL AL 953 223 18 0 30 1 17 18 12 21 9 46 27 6 59% 7 5 2 338 17 5 77% 16 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 14 0
2001 24 BAL AL 605 161 12 0 21 0 12 7 14 11 10 29 17 4 59% 8 2 1 217 13 5 72% 13 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
2002 25 BAL AL 736 172 18 2 26 0 10 14 12 19 7 19 12 4 63% 2 3 4 266 6 5 55% 6 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
2003 26 TOT MLB 898 211 20 3 16 1 16 11 5 10 6 39 23 5 59% 5 9 1 297 12 4 75% 12 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 21 0
2003 26 BAL AL 622 147 16 2 10 1 12 5 5 6 4 31 21 3 68% 3 6 1 219 8 2 80% 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2003 26 SFG NL 276 64 4 1 6 0 4 6 0 4 2 8 2 2 25% 2 3 0 78 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
2004 27 BAL AL 954 265 29 6 23 0 19 11 12 10 13 58 34 9 59% 10 8 2 371 9 3 75% 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2005 28 BAL AL 595 177 24 2 16 0 12 8 8 8 8 31 19 6 61% 1 10 2 251 9 1 90% 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2006 29 TOT MLB 384 108 12 1 10 0 7 4 6 3 7 16 11 2 69% 6 2 2 154 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2006 29 STL NL 303 82 10 1 7 0 7 1 6 2 5 14 10 1 71% 4 2 0 116 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006 29 NYY AL 81 26 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 1 50% 2 0 2 38 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2007 30 MIN AL 181 54 8 0 7 0 1 5 2 4 3 15 9 1 60% 3 0 0 83 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 31 TOT AL 612 170 23 2 14 1 25 5 9 7 7 48 27 6 56% 7 4 1 241 3 5 38% 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2008 31 TEX AL 252 71 9 0 3 0 8 1 2 2 1 17 12 3 71% 5 2 1 104 1 2 33% 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2008 31 NYY AL 360 99 14 2 11 1 17 4 7 5 6 31 15 3 48% 2 2 0 137 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2009 32 KCR AL 273 79 7 0 6 0 9 2 4 2 4 28 16 1 57% 1 2 1 111 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
12 Yrs 7676 2004 227 19 223 4 161 113 110 123 100 414 241 53 58% 59 53 18 2855 106 51 68% 101 50 5 1 0 0 8 3 160 0
MLB Averages 53% 70%
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

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 21 8 9 .471 5.27 31 20 5 0 0 1 135.0 157 82 79 19 42 2 85 3 1 4 588 86 1.474 10.5 1.3 2.8 5.7 2.02 86
1999 22 20 21 .488 4.93 63 52 5 6 0 1 345.0 384 200 189 54 122 4 197 4 1 8 1485 93 1.467 10.0 1.4 3.2 5.1 1.61 93
2000 23 29 34 .460 4.89 95 84 5 12 1 1 567.0 607 325 308 84 205 4 349 5 1 13 2438 95 1.432 9.6 1.3 3.3 5.5 1.70 95
2001 24 34 44 .436 4.90 118 107 5 15 2 1 705.1 768 408 384 105 242 4 433 11 1 15 3043 94 1.432 9.8 1.3 3.1 5.5 1.79 94
2002 25 41 53 .436 4.74 146 135 5 18 2 1 881.1 940 492 464 131 305 5 553 13 1 18 3779 95 1.413 9.6 1.3 3.1 5.6 1.81 95
2003 26 58 65 .472 4.54 177 166 5 22 2 1 1097.1 1151 586 554 147 366 10 687 18 1 27 4677 99 1.382 9.4 1.2 3.0 5.6 1.88 99
2004 27 69 80 .463 4.67 210 199 5 27 4 1 1313.0 1416 722 681 170 435 13 802 26 3 35 5631 97 1.410 9.7 1.2 3.0 5.5 1.84 97
2005 28 76 91 .455 4.81 233 222 5 28 4 1 1443.1 1593 819 771 186 483 14 870 29 3 45 6226 93 1.438 9.9 1.2 3.0 5.4 1.80 93
2006 29 80 96 .455 4.89 252 238 6 28 4 1 1528.1 1701 881 830 196 519 15 918 33 3 47 6610 92 1.453 10.0 1.2 3.1 5.4 1.77 92
2007 30 82 101 .448 4.94 259 245 6 28 4 1 1566.0 1755 912 859 203 536 16 941 36 3 47 6791 91 1.463 10.1 1.2 3.1 5.4 1.76 91
2008 31 90 106 .459 4.95 284 269 7 29 4 1 1701.2 1925 1001 935 217 584 18 999 43 3 51 7403 91 1.474 10.2 1.1 3.1 5.3 1.71 91
2009 32 91 113 .446 5.03 298 278 7 29 4 1 1760.1 2004 1051 983 223 609 19 1031 45 3 53 7676 89 1.484 10.2 1.1 3.1 5.3 1.69 89

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 21 7 8 .467 4.47 135.0 151 74 67 18 40 85 3 1.415 10.1 2.7 5.7 2.13 1.2 31
1999 22 11 12 .478 4.07 210.0 219 106 95 34 77 112 1 1.410 9.4 3.3 4.8 1.45 1.5 32
2000 23 13 12 .520 3.93 222.0 208 108 97 28 77 152 1 1.284 8.4 3.1 6.2 1.97 1.1 32
2001 24 7 8 .467 4.63 138.0 158 79 71 21 36 84 6 1.406 10.3 2.3 5.5 2.33 1.4 23
2002 25 10 10 .500 3.73 176.0 172 81 73 26 63 120 2 1.335 8.8 3.2 6.1 1.90 1.3 28
2003 26 14 10 .583 3.29 216.0 206 88 79 16 60 134 5 1.231 8.6 2.5 5.6 2.23 0.7 31
2004 27 11 13 .458 4.63 216.0 254 123 111 22 66 115 8 1.481 10.6 2.8 4.8 1.74 0.9 33
2005 28 5 9 .357 5.68 130.0 174 91 82 16 47 68 3 1.700 12.0 3.3 4.7 1.45 1.1 23
2006 29 4 5 .444 5.51 85.0 106 58 52 10 35 48 4 1.659 11.2 3.7 5.1 1.37 1.1 19
2007 30 1 3 .250 6.16 38.0 53 29 26 7 17 23 3 1.842 12.6 4.0 5.4 1.35 1.7 7
2008 31 7 8 .467 4.83 136.0 163 81 73 13 46 58 7 1.537 10.8 3.0 3.8 1.26 0.9 25
2009 32 3 4 .429 6.25 59.0 77 46 41 6 24 32 2 1.712 11.7 3.7 4.9 1.33 0.9 14
12 Yrs 93 102 .477 4.43 1761.0 1941 964 867 217 588 1031 45 1.436 9.9 5.3 1.75 1.1 298



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
2003 ML  17 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2003 AL  .700 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2000 AL  9.041 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1999 AL  210.0 (10th)
2000 AL  222.0 (5th)
2004 AL  215.7 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
2004 AL  33 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1999 AL  6 (2nd)
2000 AL  6 (3rd)
2001 AL  3 (9th)
2002 AL  3 (9th)
2003 AL  4 (4th)
2004 AL  5 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
2000 AL  1 (4th)
2001 AL  1 (10th)
2004 AL  2 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1999 AL  35 (2nd)
2000 AL  30 (7th)
Career  223 (167th)

Hits s c a p y
2000 AL  223 (8th)
2004 AL  265 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2003 ML  0.667 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
2000 AL  13 (8th)
2004 AL  15 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1999 AL  110 (10th)
2000 AL  119 (2nd)
2004 AL  127 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2005 AL  10 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2000 AL  953 (6th)
2004 AL  954 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1998 AL  born 1976-11-02 (7th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (804), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1632), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (742nd), 11.3 career WAR/14.3 7yr-peak WAR/12.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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