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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)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Yankees/Royals/Cardinals/Giants/... 1998-2009
Agents: Barry Praver [*]
Final Game: July 31, 2009 (Age 32)
Relatives: Cousin of Radhames Dykhoff
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1107. Tomo Ohka… #1108. Tommy Hanson… #1109. Steve Karsay… #1110. SIDNEY PONSON… #1111. Si Johnson… #1112. Bob Weiland… #1113. Jakie May… 

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1.412 9.6 0.9 3.1 4.4 1.43

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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
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

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1998 21 BAL AL 31 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 165 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 RoY-5
1999 22 BAL AL 32 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2000 23 BAL AL 32 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
2001 24 BAL AL 23 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 25 BAL AL 28 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 163 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 26 TOT MLB 31 30 27 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .074 .074 .111 .185 -52 3 1 0 3 0 0 1
2003 26 BAL AL 21 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 26 SFG NL 10 25 22 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .136 .227 -41 3 1 0 3 0 0 1
2004 27 BAL AL 33 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 28 BAL AL 23 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 94 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 29 TOT MLB 19 21 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 .231 .375 .231 .606 62 3 0 0 5 0 0 1
2006 29 STL NL 14 21 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 .231 .375 .231 .606 62 3 0 0 5 0 0 1
2006 29 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2007 30 MIN AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2008 31 TOT AL 25 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2008 31 TEX AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2008 31 NYY AL 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2009 32 KCR AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 298 80 65 4 9 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 22 .138 .176 .185 .361 -5 12 1 0 12 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 43 35 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 12 .138 .176 .185 .361 -5 7 1 0 7 0 0
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
BAL (8 yrs) 223 31 28 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .143 .143 .214 .357 -7 6 0 0 3 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIN (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SFG (1 yr) 10 25 22 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .136 .227 -41 3 1 0 3 0 0
STL (1 yr) 14 21 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 .231 .375 .231 .606 62 3 0 0 5 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 274 34 30 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .133 .133 .200 .333 -13 6 0 0 4 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 24 46 35 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 11 .143 .211 .171 .382 1 6 1 0 8 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
1998 21 BAL AL 31 4 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $170,000 1 RoY-5
1999 22 BAL AL 32 4 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $250,000 1
2000 23 BAL AL 32 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $400,000 1
2001 24 BAL AL 23 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,100,000 1
2002 25 BAL AL 28 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $2,650,000 1
2003 26 BAL AL 21 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,250,000 1
2003 26 SFG NL 10 25 -5 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
2004 27 BAL AL 33 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,000,000 1
2005 28 BAL AL 23 4 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $8,500,000 1
2006 29 STL NL 14 21 -1 -1 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $1,000,000 1
2006 29 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2007 30 MIN AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,000,000 /1
2008 31 TEX AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2008 31 NYY AL 16 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2009 32 KCR AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
12 Seasons 298 80 -12 -1 0 0 13 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $23,320,000
BAL (8 yrs) 223 31 -5 -0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $21,320,000
NYY (2 yrs) 21 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
KCR (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
MIN (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,000,000
SFG (1 yr) 10 25 -5 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
STL (1 yr) 14 21 -1 -1 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $1,000,000
TEX (1 yr) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
2003 26 SFG NL NLDS FLA L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .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

Standard Fielding

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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
1998 BAL AL 21 P 31 20 0 135.0 22 10 11 1 1 .955 1.40 0.68 .958 1.78 1.76 18 4 18% 31% 1 RoY-5
1999 BAL AL 22 P 32 32 6 210.0 40 12 26 2 6 .950 1.63 1.19 .952 1.69 1.66 12 14 54% 33% 0
2000 BAL AL 23 P 32 32 6 222.0 35 13 22 0 0 1.000 1.42 1.09 .956 1.62 1.60 17 5 23% 30% 1
2001 BAL AL 24 P 23 23 3 138.1 33 14 19 0 2 1.000 2.15 1.43 .955 1.75 1.74 13 5 28% 29% 1
2002 BAL AL 25 P 28 28 3 176.0 41 20 21 0 3 1.000 2.10 1.46 .957 1.69 1.67 6 5 45% 32% 3
2003 TOT MLB 26 P 31 31 4 216.0 50 21 28 1 5 .980 0 0 2.04 1.58 .957 1.76 1.75 12 4 25% 30% 1
2003 BAL AL 26 P 21 21 4 148.0 31 12 18 1 2 .968 0 0 1.82 1.43 .957 1.73 1.71 8 2 20% 30% 0
2003 SFG NL 26 P 10 10 0 68.0 19 9 10 0 3 1.000 0 0 2.51 1.90 .957 1.84 1.83 4 2 33% 31% 1
2004 BAL AL 27 P 33 33 5 215.2 50 21 28 1 4 .980 -5 -5 2.04 1.48 .948 1.66 1.65 9 3 25% 32% 0
2005 BAL AL 28 P 23 23 1 130.1 30 10 18 2 1 .933 -3 -5 1.93 1.22 .954 1.70 1.68 9 1 10% 30% 0
2006 TOT MLB 29 P 19 16 0 85.0 15 5 9 1 1 .933 -2 -4 1.48 0.74 .958 1.68 1.66 5 3 38% 28% 1
2006 STL NL 29 P 14 13 0 68.2 12 4 7 1 1 .917 -1 -3 1.44 0.79 .958 1.72 1.71 2 3 60% 28% 0
2006 NYY AL 29 P 5 3 0 16.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 1.65 0.60 .957 1.54 1.54 3 0 0% 30% 1
2007 MIN AL 30 P 7 7 0 37.2 8 4 3 1 0 .875 1 6 1.67 1.00 .955 1.60 1.59 1 2 67% 27% 0
2008 TOT AL 31 P 25 24 1 135.2 31 7 21 3 1 .903 -1 -1 1.86 1.12 .952 1.60 1.59 3 5 63% 27% 0
2008 TEX AL 31 P 9 9 1 55.2 11 4 5 2 0 .818 -2 -7 1.46 1.00 .952 1.60 1.59 1 2 67% 27% 0
2008 NYY AL 31 P 16 15 0 80.0 20 3 16 1 1 .950 1 2 2.14 1.19 .952 1.60 1.59 2 3 60% 27% 0
2009 KCR AL 32 P 14 9 0 58.2 21 4 16 1 1 .952 1 3 3.07 1.43 .953 1.53 1.51 1 0 0% 26% 0
12 Seasons P 298 278 29 1760.1 376 141 222 13 25 .965 -9 -2 1.86 1.22 .954 1.68 1.67 106 51 32% 31% 8
12 Seasons TOT 298 278 29 1760.1 376 141 222 13 25 .965 -9 -8 1.86 1.22 .954 1.68 1.67 106 51 32% 31% 8
Lg 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
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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 (162nd)

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)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2004 AL  21 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2000 AL  1.000 (1st)
2002 AL  1.000 (1st)

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

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (580), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (802), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1605), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1909), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (739th), 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

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199821Baltimore Orioles$170,0002001 Joint Exhibit 1
199922Baltimore Orioles$250,0002001 Joint Exhibit 1
200023Baltimore Orioles$400,0002001 Joint Exhibit 1
200124Baltimore Orioles$2,100,0004/6/01 USA Today
200225Baltimore Orioles$2,650,0004/3/02 AP
200326Baltimore Orioles$4,250,0004/3/03 AP
200427Baltimore Orioles$3,000,0004/7/04 AP
200528Baltimore Orioles$8,500,000
200629St. Louis Cardinals$1,000,000
200730Minnesota Twins$1,000,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,320,000
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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