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Doug Rau

Douglas James Rau

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 15, 1948 in Columbus, TX
High School: Columbus HS (Columbus, TX)
School: Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1972 (Age 23.262, 10,884th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Angels 1972-1981

Last Game: May 26, 1981 (Age 32.162)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 21, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #814. Vic Sorrell… #815. Willie Mitchell… #816. Al Demaree… #817. DOUG RAU… #818. Jim Colborn… #819. John Danks… #820. Gil Meche… 

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
1972 23 LAD NL 2 2 .500 2.20 7 3 3 2 0 0 32.2 18 11 8 1 11 2 19 1 0 0 130 154 2.74 0.888 5.0 0.3 3.0 5.2 1.73
1973 24 LAD NL 4 2 .667 3.96 31 3 14 0 0 3 63.2 64 28 28 5 28 2 51 1 0 0 280 89 3.35 1.445 9.0 0.7 4.0 7.2 1.82
1974 25 LAD NL 13 11 .542 3.72 36 35 0 3 1 0 198.1 191 90 82 20 70 1 126 4 1 3 848 92 3.74 1.316 8.7 0.9 3.2 5.7 1.80
1975 26 LAD NL 15 9 .625 3.11 38 38 0 8 2 0 257.2 227 96 89 18 61 1 151 3 4 1 1046 110 3.07 1.118 7.9 0.6 2.1 5.3 2.48
1976 27 LAD NL 16 12 .571 2.57 34 32 0 8 3 0 231.0 221 71 66 18 69 1 98 7 1 2 950 131 3.78 1.255 8.6 0.7 2.7 3.8 1.42
1977 28 LAD NL 14 8 .636 3.43 32 32 0 4 2 0 212.1 232 87 81 15 49 2 126 6 1 3 896 112 3.25 1.323 9.8 0.6 2.1 5.3 2.57
1978 29 LAD NL 15 9 .625 3.26 30 30 0 7 2 0 199.0 219 82 72 17 68 5 95 2 1 0 859 108 3.80 1.442 9.9 0.8 3.1 4.3 1.40
1979 30 LAD NL 1 5 .167 5.30 11 11 0 1 1 0 56.0 73 37 33 3 22 0 28 4 0 1 260 69 3.82 1.696 11.7 0.5 3.5 4.5 1.27
1981 32 CAL AL 1 2 .333 8.71 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.1 14 10 10 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 45 43 5.70 1.742 12.2 1.7 3.5 2.6 0.75
9 Yrs 81 60 .574 3.35 222 187 17 33 11 3 1261.0 1259 512 469 99 382 14 697 28 8 10 5314 105 3.51 1.301 9.0 0.7 2.7 5.0 1.82
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .574 3.35 37 31 3 5 2 0 210 209 85 78 16 64 2 116 5 1 2 884 105 3.51 1.301 9.0 0.7 2.7 5.0 1.82
LAD (8 yrs) 80 58 .580 3.30 219 184 17 33 11 3 1250.2 1245 502 459 97 378 14 694 28 8 10 5269 106 3.49 1.298 9.0 0.7 2.7 5.0 1.84
CAL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 8.71 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.1 14 10 10 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 45 43 5.70 1.742 12.2 1.7 3.5 2.6 0.75
NL (8 yrs) 80 58 .580 3.30 219 184 17 33 11 3 1250.2 1245 502 459 97 378 14 694 28 8 10 5269 106 3.49 1.298 9.0 0.7 2.7 5.0 1.84
AL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 8.71 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.1 14 10 10 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 45 43 5.70 1.742 12.2 1.7 3.5 2.6 0.75
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
1972 23 LAD NL 32.2 7 3 11 3.03 4.08 0.06 -0.00 93.3 3.75 2 0.3 .6 -0.0 0.5 5 .537 .502
1973 24 LAD NL 63.2 31 3 28 3.96 4.23 0.35 -0.22 94.6 3.46 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.1 2 .487 .498
1974 25 LAD NL 198.1 36 35 90 4.08 4.17 0.24 0.13 94.2 3.83 -7 -0.7 .7 -0.1 0.9 11 .479 .495
1975 26 LAD NL 257.2 38 38 96 3.35 4.13 0.52 0.13 93.9 3.51 2 0.3 -0.1 2.4 25 .507 .502
1976 27 LAD NL 231.0 34 32 71 2.77 4.00 0.38 0.12 96.8 3.62 20 2.3 1.2 -0.1 4.3 40 .569 .514
1977 28 LAD NL 212.1 32 32 87 3.69 4.36 0.07 0.15 96.3 4.28 13 1.4 -0.1 3.1 32 .543 .509
1978 29 LAD NL 199.0 30 30 82 3.71 3.99 0.03 0.12 97.8 4.00 4 0.5 -0.1 2.1 22 .516 .503 $175,000
1979 30 LAD NL 56.0 11 11 37 5.95 4.20 -0.25 0.14 98.3 4.50 -10 -1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -4 .412 .494
1981 32 CAL AL 10.1 3 3 10 8.71 3.77 -0.02 0.12 100.8 3.95 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .330 .497
9 Seasons 1261.0 222 187 512 3.65 4.13 0.24 0.11 95.8 3.84 16 2.1 1.1 -0.7 12.5 128 .510 .503 $175,000
LAD (8 yrs) 1250.2 219 184 502 3.61 4.14 0.24 0.11 95.7 3.84 21 2.6 1.1 -0.7 12.9 133 .512 .503 $175,000
CAL (1 yr) 10.1 3 3 10 8.71 3.77 -0.02 0.12 100.8 3.95 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .330 .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
1974 25 LAD NL NLCS W PIT 0 1 .000 40.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 6.000 40.5 27.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
1977 28 LAD NL NLCS W PHI 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1977 28 LAD NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 11.57 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1.714 15.4 0.0 0.0 3.9
1978 29 LAD NL NLCS W PHI 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 21 1.400 9.0 1.8 3.6 1.8 0.50
1978 29 LAD NL WS L NYY 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5
3 Yrs (5 Series) 0 2 .000 6.55 6 3 1 0 0 0 11.0 13 10 8 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 48 1.455 10.6 2.5 2.5 4.9 2.00
3 NLCS 0 1 .000 6.75 3 2 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 7 5 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 31 1.650 10.8 4.1 4.1 2.7 0.67
2 WS 0 1 .000 6.23 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 5 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 17 1.154 10.4 0.0 0.0 8.3

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
1972 23 LAD NL 7 9 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .429 .679 92 3 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1973 24 LAD NL 31 13 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 -48 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1974 25 LAD NL 36 78 64 3 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 22 .141 .214 .141 .355 3 9 0 0 8 0 0 1
1975 26 LAD NL 38 102 87 5 17 0 0 0 6 0 0 5 28 .195 .239 .195 .435 25 17 3 0 10 0 0 1
1976 27 LAD NL 34 76 60 5 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 15 .150 .235 .150 .385 12 9 4 0 8 1 0 1
1977 28 LAD NL 32 81 71 4 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 11 .141 .205 .155 .360 -1 11 2 1 3 1 0 1
1978 29 LAD NL 30 78 63 3 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 13 .143 .169 .159 .328 -7 10 1 0 13 0 0 1
1979 30 LAD NL 11 17 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .250 .214 .464 29 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
1981 32 CAL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 222 454 377 21 58 3 1 0 21 0 0 28 95 .154 .213 .167 .380 8 63 10 1 46 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 331 275 15 42 2 1 0 15 0 0 20 69 .154 .213 .167 .380 8 46 7 1 34 1 0
LAD (8 yrs) 219 454 377 21 58 3 1 0 21 0 0 28 95 .154 .213 .167 .380 8 63 10 1 46 2 0
CAL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 219 454 377 21 58 3 1 0 21 0 0 28 95 .154 .213 .167 .380 8 63 10 1 46 2 0
AL (1 yr) 3 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
1972 23 LAD NL 7 9 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1973 24 LAD NL 31 13 -2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1974 25 LAD NL 36 78 -9 -0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1975 26 LAD NL 38 102 -9 0 -0 0 11 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.2 0.0 3 1
1976 27 LAD NL 34 76 -6 -1 -0 0 8 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1977 28 LAD NL 32 81 -10 -0 -0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1978 29 LAD NL 30 78 -10 -0 -0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $175,000 1
1979 30 LAD NL 11 17 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1981 32 CAL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
9 Seasons 222 454 -48 -1 -0 0 52 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $175,000
LAD (8 yrs) 219 454 -48 -1 -0 0 52 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $175,000
CAL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .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
1974 25 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 28 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 28 LAD NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 29 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 29 LAD NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLCS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1972 LAD NL 23 P 7 3 2 32.2 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 1.65 0.86 .950 1.79 1.79 1 0 0% 37% 0
1973 LAD NL 24 P 31 3 0 63.2 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.29 .950 1.88 1.88 4 1 20% 36% 0
1974 LAD NL 25 P 36 35 3 198.1 35 8 27 0 3 1.000 1.59 0.97 .944 1.88 1.88 12 9 43% 33% 0
1975 LAD NL 26 P 38 38 8 257.2 51 6 40 5 1 .902 1.61 1.21 .946 1.86 1.86 6 6 50% 32% 1
1976 LAD NL 27 P 34 32 8 231.0 45 5 39 1 1 .978 1.71 1.29 .950 1.88 1.87 14 10 42% 33% 5
1977 LAD NL 28 P 32 32 4 212.1 33 3 30 0 0 1.000 1.40 1.03 .950 1.85 1.85 13 13 50% 35% 1
1978 LAD NL 29 P 30 30 7 199.0 28 3 24 1 2 .964 1.22 0.90 .951 1.91 1.89 6 10 63% 32% 0
1979 LAD NL 30 P 11 11 1 56.0 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.09 .951 1.80 1.80 3 6 67% 34% 0
1981 CAL AL 32 P 3 3 0 10.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.87 0.33 .960 2.00 1.97 0 1 100% 38% 0
9 Seasons P 222 187 33 1261.0 220 29 184 7 8 .968 1.52 0.96 .948 1.87 1.87 59 56 49% 34% 7
9 Seasons TOT 222 187 33 1261.0 220 29 184 7 8 .968 1.52 0.96 .948 1.87 1.87 59 56 49% 34% 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.
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 Jul 25th NL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1976 NL  2.57 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1975 NL  15 (9th)
1976 NL  16 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1975 NL  .625 (9th)
1977 NL  .636 (8th)
1978 NL  .625 (8th)
Career  .574 (212th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1975 NL  1.118 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1975 NL  2.131 (4th)
1977 NL  2.077 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1975 NL  257.7 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1975 NL  38 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1977 NL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1974 NL  20 (7th)
1976 NL  18 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1977 NL  232 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1975 NL  2.475 (7th)
1977 NL  2.571 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1977 NL  0.636 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1976 NL  7 (7th)
1977 NL  6 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1975 NL  1,046 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1976 NL  131 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1975 NL  3.07 (7th)
1977 NL  3.25 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1976 NL  23 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1976 NL  2.6 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1976 NL  27.86 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 NL  2.8 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1975 NL  2.4 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1976 NL  3.2 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1978 NL  13 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1975 NL  5 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1974 NL  1.000 (1st)
1977 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

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 - 11 (960), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (729th), 12.7 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/13.2 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
1978 29 Los Angeles Dodgers $175,000 ? 2/10/79 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$175,000
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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