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Mark Prior

Mark William Prior

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: September 7, 1980 in San Diego, CA
High School: University HS (San Diego, CA)
Schools: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed August 23, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 22, 2002 (Age 21.257, 15,682nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2002 season [*]
Team: Cubs 2002-2006
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Last Game: August 10, 2006 (Age 25.337)
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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
2002 21 CHC NL 6 6 .500 3.32 19 19 0 1 0 0 116.2 98 45 43 14 38 0 147 7 0 1 486 122 3.16 1.166 7.6 1.1 2.9 11.3 3.87 RoY-7
2003 ★ 22 CHC NL 18 6 .750 2.43 30 30 0 3 1 0 211.1 183 67 57 15 50 4 245 9 0 9 863 179 2.47 1.103 7.8 0.6 2.1 10.4 4.90 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
2004 23 CHC NL 6 4 .600 4.02 21 21 0 0 0 0 118.2 112 53 53 14 48 2 139 3 1 2 510 110 3.53 1.348 8.5 1.1 3.6 10.5 2.90
2005 24 CHC NL 11 7 .611 3.67 27 27 0 1 0 0 166.2 143 73 68 25 59 2 188 4 1 4 701 120 3.85 1.212 7.7 1.4 3.2 10.2 3.19
2006 25 CHC NL 1 6 .143 7.21 9 9 0 0 0 0 43.2 46 39 35 9 28 2 38 8 0 5 211 65 6.56 1.695 9.5 1.9 5.8 7.8 1.36
5 Yrs 42 29 .592 3.51 106 106 0 5 1 0 657.0 582 277 256 77 223 10 757 31 2 21 2771 124 3.41 1.225 8.0 1.1 3.1 10.4 3.39
162 Game Avg. 13 9 .592 3.51 34 34 0 2 0 0 211 187 89 82 25 72 3 243 10 1 7 889 124 3.41 1.225 8.0 1.1 3.1 10.4 3.39
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
2002 21 CHC NL 116.2 19 19 45 3.47 4.46 -0.30 0.17 100.2 4.94 19 2.1 -0.1 3.0 29 .609 .513 RoY-7
2003 ★ 22 CHC NL 211.1 30 30 67 2.85 4.69 -0.14 0.18 100.8 5.06 51 5.8 -0.1 7.4 70 .692 .536 $1,450,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
2004 23 CHC NL 118.2 21 21 53 4.02 4.73 -0.09 0.19 104.2 5.22 15 1.6 -0.1 2.5 26 .576 .510 $3,150,000
2005 24 CHC NL 166.2 27 27 73 3.94 4.65 0.02 0.17 106.1 5.09 21 2.3 -0.1 3.6 36 .585 .514 $3,550,000
2006 25 CHC NL 43.2 9 9 39 8.04 4.77 -0.08 0.19 100.8 5.07 -14 -1.2 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .363 .492 $3,650,000
5 Seasons 657.0 106 106 277 3.79 4.65 -0.12 0.18 102.7 5.07 91 10.5 -0.4 15.7 150 .599 .517 $11,800,000

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
2003 22 CHC NL NLDS W ATL 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 7 1 0 1 34 0.667 2.0 0.0 4.0 7.0 1.75
2003 22 CHC NL NLCS L FLA 1 1 .500 3.14 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 14 8 5 2 5 0 11 0 0 1 63 1.326 8.8 1.3 3.1 6.9 2.20
1 Yr (2 Series) 2 1 .667 2.31 3 3 0 1 0 0 23.1 16 9 6 2 9 0 18 1 0 2 97 1.071 6.2 0.8 3.5 6.9 2.00
1 NLDS 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 7 1 0 1 34 0.667 2.0 0.0 4.0 7.0 1.75
1 NLCS 1 1 .500 3.14 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 14 8 5 2 5 0 11 0 0 1 63 1.326 8.8 1.3 3.1 6.9 2.20

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2003 CHC NL 22

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
2002 21 CHC NL 19 486 434 45 98 24 1 14 13 6 38 147 .226 .296 .382 .679 .303 166 5 7 3 4 0 5
2003 22 CHC NL 30 863 793 67 183 39 6 15 7 9 50 245 .231 .283 .352 .635 .314 279 14 9 9 2 4 11
2004 23 CHC NL 21 510 447 53 112 29 2 14 7 3 48 139 .251 .325 .418 .743 .329 187 6 3 8 4 2 3
2005 24 CHC NL 27 701 630 73 143 30 0 25 5 6 59 188 .227 .296 .394 .690 .281 248 6 4 5 3 2 10
2006 25 CHC NL 9 211 171 39 46 8 0 9 5 2 28 38 .269 .392 .474 .866 .294 81 3 8 2 2 2 1
5 Yrs 106 2771 2475 277 582 130 9 77 37 26 223 757 .235 .305 .388 .693 .305 961 34 31 27 15 10 30
162 Game Avg. 34 889 794 89 187 42 3 25 12 8 72 243 .235 .305 .388 .693 .305 308 11 10 9 5 3 10
MLB Averages .265 .333 .423 .757 .296

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2002 21 CHC NL 10.6 1.1 503 0.9 9.1 -8.2 1.01 0.8 0.1 13.7 1.4 0.92 10.1 0 0 0
2003 22 CHC NL 42.0 4.5 886 4.5 17.1 -12.7 1.02 3.3 1.1 41.3 4.4 0.91 32.1 0 0 0
2004 23 CHC NL 7.2 0.7 523 1.1 9.0 -7.9 1.01 0.7 0.4 11.0 1.1 0.94 8.7 0 0 0
2005 24 CHC NL 13.3 1.4 713 0.5 13.0 -12.5 1.04 0.6 -0.1 12.6 1.3 0.92 7.4 0 0 0
2006 25 CHC NL -12.4 -1.1 221 -1.6 3.2 -4.8 .99 -0.9 -0.7 -17.1 -1.5 1.00 -10.9 0 0 0
5 Yrs 60.6 6.5 2846 5.4 51.5 -46.1 1.02 4.5 0.8 61.5 6.7 0.93 47.6 0 0 0

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
2002 21 CHC NL 19 19 6 6 7 0 3 8 11 .421 1 4 1 0 13 68% 58.7 86 21 9 2 0 7 4.4 4.4 6.1 107 0 5 12 2 135
2003 22 CHC NL 30 30 18 6 6 3 2 21 9 .700 2 1 3 1 23 77% 62.8 91 30 15 1 0 13 4.8 4.6 7.0 113 1 3 17 9 133
2004 23 CHC NL 21 21 6 4 11 2 0 11 10 .524 3 6 0 0 11 52% 54.0 92 13 13 5 0 8 5.1 4.7 5.7 98 1 10 9 1 129
2005 24 CHC NL 27 27 11 7 9 0 1 16 11 .593 3 6 1 0 20 74% 56.4 83 25 8 0 0 13 4.7 4.1 6.2 105 2 6 14 5 131
2006 25 CHC NL 9 9 1 6 2 1 1 1 8 .111 0 1 0 0 1 11% 40.6 67 18 10 0 0 3 3.6 3.2 4.9 93 2 2 5 0 109
5 Yrs 106 106 42 29 35 6 7 57 49 .538 9 18 5 1 68 64% 57 92 13 55 8 0 44 4.6 4.4 6.2 105 6 26 57 17 135
MLB Averages .500 48% 49 100 -11 4.8 4.8 5.9 95

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%
2002 21 CHC NL 486 57% 2.9% 30.3% 7.8% 8.0% 40% 0.51 0.61 57% 23% 8.3% 12% 78 5 6%
2003 22 CHC NL 863 54% 1.7% 28.4% 5.8% 7.0% 33% 0.77 0.93 62% 16% 5.8% 15% 152 14 9%
2004 23 CHC NL 510 56% 2.8% 27.3% 9.4% 8.8% 40% 0.59 0.75 58% 20% 8.5% 15% 83 6 7%
2005 24 CHC NL 701 55% 3.6% 26.8% 8.4% 7.9% 39% 0.61 0.71 60% 20% 10.1% 9% 141 6 4%
2006 25 CHC NL 211 56% 4.3% 18.0% 13.3% 8.1% 37% 0.58 0.84 60% 17% 12.2% 13% 47 3 6%
5 Yrs 2771 55% 2.8% 27.3% 8.1% 7.8% 37% 0.63 0.78 60% 19% 8.4% 13% 501 34 7%
MLB Averages 46% 2.8% 16.7% 8.5% 8.0% 34% 0.78 1.08 70% 20% 7.8% 11% 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
2002 21 CHC NL 487 2024 4.16 1292 63.8% 27.5% 18.8% 31.0% 22.8% 72.5% 0.0% 46.3% 74.1% 55.4% 4.7% 23 17 28.5% 139 77 4 42 102 28.6% 25 6 0 0 0
2003 22 CHC NL 864 3401 3.94 2268 67.0% 27.5% 19.6% 28.2% 24.6% 72.5% 1.4% 48.6% 72.9% 64.9% 4.2% 36 24 33.8% 292 171 21 62 181 25.3% 53 8 0 0 0
2004 23 CHC NL 512 2060 4.02 1311 63.8% 26.5% 16.7% 32.4% 24.4% 73.5% 0.7% 46.9% 77.3% 58.6% 3.7% 19 15 28.5% 146 81 4 39 100 28.1% 29 2 0 0 0
2005 24 CHC NL 705 2825 4.01 1838 65.2% 28.9% 16.4% 30.2% 24.5% 71.1% 0.8% 46.4% 76.9% 60.9% 4.0% 28 18 27.8% 196 124 12 50 137 26.6% 33 8 0 0 0
2006 25 CHC NL 211 835 3.96 479 57.9% 30.9% 10.0% 30.5% 28.6% 69.1% 2.2% 40.0% 85.5% 52.6% 8.5% 18 10 17.5% 37 21 4 12 26 31.6% 6 7 0 0 0
5 Yrs 2779 11145 4.01 7188 64.7% 27.9% 17.5% 30.1% 24.5% 72.1% 0.9% 46.7% 75.7% 60.1% 4.5% 124 84 29.1% 810 474 45 205 546 27.1% 146 31 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.74 63.0% 27.0% 14.3% 27.2% 31.5% 73.0% 1.8% 46.0% 80.4% 58.5% 5.1% 21.4% 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
2002 21 CHC NL 486 98 10 2 14 0 8 7 7 11 3 25 13 9 52% 5 1 0 173 13 6 68% 12 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 0
2003 22 CHC NL 863 183 26 5 15 0 11 9 6 8 7 40 14 11 35% 11 9 1 314 7 9 44% 7 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 17 0
2004 23 CHC NL 510 112 11 1 14 1 12 7 7 10 4 19 9 3 47% 3 2 1 181 7 3 70% 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 0
2005 24 CHC NL 701 143 8 1 25 2 19 15 10 12 13 30 12 8 40% 10 4 0 258 5 6 45% 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2006 25 CHC NL 211 46 4 0 9 1 9 3 6 9 0 15 5 5 33% 1 5 1 82 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
5 Yrs 2771 582 59 9 77 4 59 41 36 50 27 129 53 36 41% 30 21 3 1008 37 26 59% 35 21 2 2 0 3 0 0 62 0
MLB Averages 53% 70%

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+
2002 21 6 6 .500 3.32 19 19 0 1 0 0 116.2 98 45 43 14 38 0 147 7 0 1 486 122 1.166 7.6 1.1 2.9 11.3 3.87 122
2003 22 24 12 .667 2.74 49 49 0 4 1 0 328.0 281 112 100 29 88 4 392 16 0 10 1349 154 1.125 7.7 0.8 2.4 10.8 4.45 154
2004 23 30 16 .652 3.08 70 70 0 4 1 0 446.2 393 165 153 43 136 6 531 19 1 12 1859 139 1.184 7.9 0.9 2.7 10.7 3.90 139
2005 24 41 23 .641 3.24 97 97 0 5 1 0 613.1 536 238 221 68 195 8 719 23 2 16 2560 133 1.192 7.9 1.0 2.9 10.6 3.69 133
2006 25 42 29 .592 3.51 106 106 0 5 1 0 657.0 582 277 256 77 223 10 757 31 2 21 2771 124 1.225 8.0 1.1 3.1 10.4 3.39 124

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
2002 21 7 6 .538 3.15 117.0 100 46 41 14 39 147 7 1.188 7.7 3.0 11.3 3.77 1.1 19
2003 22 15 8 .652 2.47 211.0 179 64 58 15 49 245 9 1.081 7.6 2.1 10.5 5.00 0.6 30
2004 23 7 6 .538 3.33 119.0 109 49 44 14 47 139 3 1.311 8.2 3.6 10.5 2.96 1.1 21
2005 24 10 9 .526 3.34 167.0 140 69 62 24 58 188 4 1.186 7.5 3.1 10.1 3.24 1.3 27
2006 25 2 3 .400 6.55 44.0 43 35 32 8 26 38 7 1.568 8.8 5.3 7.8 1.46 1.6 9
5 Yrs 41 32 .562 3.24 658.0 571 263 237 75 219 757 30 1.201 7.8 10.4 3.46 1.0 106



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2003 NL (9, 10%)
0.10 Career Shares (945th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2003 NL (3, 38%)
0.38 Career Shares (132nd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2003 August NL Pitcher of the Month
2003 September NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2003 Sep 21st NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2003 NL  8.0 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2003 NL  7.4 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2003 NL  2.43 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
2003 NL  18 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2003 NL  .750 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2003 NL  1.103 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2003 NL  7.793 (9th)
2005 NL  7.722 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2003 NL  2.129 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2003 NL  10.434 (2nd)
2005 NL  10.152 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2003 NL  211.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2003 NL  245 (2nd)
2005 NL  188 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2003 NL  3 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2003 NL  4.900 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2003 NL  0.639 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2003 NL  179 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2003 NL  2.47 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2003 NL  42 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2003 NL  4.5 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2003 NL  41.27 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2003 NL  4.5 (3rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2003 NL  3.3 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2003 NL  4.4 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
2002 NL  born 1980-09-07 (6th)


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 - 30 (804), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (823), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (379), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (612th), 16.6 career WAR/16.6 7yr-peak WAR/16.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Mark mac manny Mark William Prior pryor

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