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Kevin Ritz

Kevin D. Ritz

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 8, 1965 in Eatontown, NJ
Schools: Indian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA), William Penn University (Oskaloosa, IA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed September 3, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 15, 1989 (Age 24.037, 13,251st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Tigers 1989-1998

Last Game: May 16, 1998 (Age 32.342)
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Standard Pitching

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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
1989 24 DET AL 4 6 .400 4.38 12 12 0 1 0 0 74.0 75 41 36 2 44 5 56 1 0 6 334 88 3.43 1.608 9.1 0.2 5.4 6.8 1.27
1990 25 DET AL 0 4 .000 11.05 4 4 0 0 0 0 7.1 14 12 9 0 14 2 3 0 0 3 52 38 7.72 3.818 17.2 0.0 17.2 3.7 0.21
1991 26 DET AL 0 3 .000 11.74 11 5 3 0 0 0 15.1 17 22 20 1 22 1 9 2 0 0 86 36 7.23 2.543 10.0 0.6 12.9 5.3 0.41
1992 27 DET AL 2 5 .286 5.60 23 11 4 0 0 0 80.1 88 52 50 4 44 4 57 3 1 7 368 71 3.77 1.643 9.9 0.4 4.9 6.4 1.30
1993 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
1994 29 COL NL 5 6 .455 5.62 15 15 0 0 0 0 73.2 88 49 46 5 35 4 53 4 1 6 335 89 4.16 1.670 10.8 0.6 4.3 6.5 1.51
1995 30 COL NL 11 11 .500 4.21 31 28 3 0 0 2 173.1 171 91 81 16 65 3 120 6 0 6 743 128 4.15 1.362 8.9 0.8 3.4 6.2 1.85
1996 31 COL NL 17 11 .607 5.28 35 35 0 2 0 0 213.0 236 135 125 24 105 3 105 12 1 10 966 98 5.30 1.601 10.0 1.0 4.4 4.4 1.00
1997 32 COL NL 6 8 .429 5.87 18 18 0 1 0 0 107.1 142 72 70 16 46 3 56 1 0 7 486 88 5.32 1.752 11.9 1.3 3.9 4.7 1.22
1998 33 COL NL 0 2 .000 11.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 17 11 11 1 2 0 3 1 0 1 46 49 4.92 2.111 17.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.50
9 Yrs 45 56 .446 5.35 151 130 10 4 0 2 753.1 848 485 448 69 377 25 462 30 3 46 3416 92 4.64 1.626 10.1 0.8 4.5 5.5 1.23
162 Game Avg. 11 14 .446 5.35 37 31 2 1 0 0 182 205 117 108 17 91 6 112 7 1 11 827 92 4.64 1.626 10.1 0.8 4.5 5.5 1.23
COL (5 yrs) 39 38 .506 5.20 101 98 3 3 0 2 576.1 654 358 333 62 253 13 337 24 2 30 2576 100 4.80 1.574 10.2 1.0 4.0 5.3 1.33
DET (4 yrs) 6 18 .250 5.85 50 32 7 1 0 0 177.0 194 127 115 7 124 12 125 6 1 16 840 68 4.09 1.797 9.9 0.4 6.3 6.4 1.01
NL (5 yrs) 39 38 .506 5.20 101 98 3 3 0 2 576.1 654 358 333 62 253 13 337 24 2 30 2576 100 4.80 1.574 10.2 1.0 4.0 5.3 1.33
AL (4 yrs) 6 18 .250 5.85 50 32 7 1 0 0 177.0 194 127 115 7 124 12 125 6 1 16 840 68 4.09 1.797 9.9 0.4 6.3 6.4 1.01
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
1989 24 DET AL 74.0 12 12 41 4.99 4.28 -0.13 0.15 99.9 4.56 -4 -0.4 -0.0 0.3 3 .467 .498 $68,000
1990 25 DET AL 7.1 4 4 12 14.73 4.45 -0.08 0.16 105.8 4.96 -8 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .323 .496 $118,000
1991 26 DET AL 15.1 11 5 22 12.91 4.63 0.32 -0.05 97.3 4.14 -15 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.2 -13 .374 .491
1992 27 DET AL 80.1 23 11 52 5.83 4.37 0.15 -0.02 99.7 4.19 -15 -1.5 .2 0.1 -0.6 -7 .435 .491 $125,000
1994 29 COL NL 73.2 15 15 49 5.99 4.66 -0.28 0.17 113.7 5.81 -2 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 5 .486 .499 $165,000
1995 30 COL NL 173.1 31 28 91 4.73 4.75 -0.22 0.15 124.6 6.39 30 3.2 .5 -0.2 4.5 47 .604 .520 $447,223
1996 31 COL NL 213.0 35 35 135 5.70 4.68 -0.03 0.17 121.2 5.92 6 0.7 -0.1 2.3 24 .519 .504 $740,000
1997 32 COL NL 107.1 18 18 72 6.04 4.67 -0.00 0.17 119.5 5.79 -3 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 6 .483 .498 $2,500,000
1998 33 COL NL 9.0 2 2 11 11.00 4.07 0.12 0.15 122.5 5.03 -6 -0.5 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .265 .497 $3,500,000
9 Seasons 753.1 151 130 485 5.79 4.61 -0.08 0.14 116.0 5.62 -16 -1.1 .5 -0.4 5.2 53 .493 .502 $7,663,223
COL (5 yrs) 576.1 101 98 358 5.59 4.69 -0.11 0.17 121.0 6.01 25 2.9 .5 -0.4 7.3 77 .529 .507 $7,352,223
DET (4 yrs) 177.0 50 32 127 6.46 4.36 0.04 0.06 99.8 4.37 -41 -4.0 .5 0.0 -2.2 -24 .420 .493 $311,000

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
1995 30 COL NL NLDS L ATL 0 0 7.71 2 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 12 7 6 3 3 1 5 0 0 0 34 2.143 15.4 3.9 3.9 6.4 1.67
1 NLDS 0 0 7.71 2 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 12 7 6 3 3 1 5 0 0 0 34 2.143 15.4 3.9 3.9 6.4 1.67

Standard Batting

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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
1989 24 DET AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 25 DET AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1991 26 DET AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 27 DET AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
1994 29 COL NL 15 25 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 2 0 5 0 0 1
1995 30 COL NL 31 63 48 3 9 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 20 .188 .250 .208 .458 11 10 1 2 11 0 0 1
1996 31 COL NL 35 83 65 7 15 2 0 1 5 0 0 7 28 .231 .306 .308 .613 50 20 0 0 11 0 0 1
1997 32 COL NL 18 41 35 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 15 .057 .154 .057 .211 -46 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1998 33 COL NL 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 63 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 151 215 171 14 27 3 0 1 7 2 1 13 77 .158 .226 .193 .419 3 33 3 2 29 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 231 183 15 29 3 0 1 8 2 1 14 83 .158 .226 .193 .419 3 35 3 2 31 0 0
COL (5 yrs) 101 215 171 14 27 3 0 1 7 2 1 13 77 .158 .226 .193 .419 3 33 3 2 29 0 0
DET (4 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 101 215 171 14 27 3 0 1 7 2 1 13 77 .158 .226 .193 .419 3 33 3 2 29 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 50 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
1989 24 DET AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $68,000 1
1990 25 DET AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $118,000 /1
1991 26 DET AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1992 27 DET AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $125,000 1
1994 29 COL NL 15 25 -8 0 -0 0 4 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .468 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $165,000 1
1995 30 COL NL 31 63 -7 -1 -0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $447,223 1
1996 31 COL NL 35 83 -5 0 1 0 11 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .520 .504 0.7 -0.0 7 $740,000 1
1997 32 COL NL 18 41 -9 0 1 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $2,500,000 1
1998 33 COL NL 2 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .513 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,500,000 /1
9 Seasons 151 215 -29 -0 1 0 30 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $7,663,223
COL (5 yrs) 101 215 -29 -0 1 0 30 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $7,352,223
DET (4 yrs) 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $311,000

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
1995 30 COL NL NLDS ATL L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 2 2 2 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% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1989 DET AL 24 P 12 12 1 74.0 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.70 1.17 .960 1.87 1.85 5 5 50% 31% 0
1990 DET AL 25 P 4 4 0 7.1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 7.36 1.50 .953 1.72 1.75 3 0 0% 34% 0
1991 DET AL 26 P 11 5 0 15.1 6 1 4 1 0 .833 2.93 0.45 .957 1.82 1.80 3 0 0% 34% 0
1992 DET AL 27 P 23 11 0 80.1 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.57 0.61 .953 1.71 1.71 11 5 31% 34% 0
1994 COL NL 29 P 15 15 0 73.2 19 6 13 0 3 1.000 2.32 1.27 .958 1.86 1.85 6 3 33% 32% 1
1995 COL NL 30 P 31 28 0 173.1 49 10 39 0 1 1.000 2.54 1.58 .956 1.84 1.83 18 4 18% 30% 1
1996 COL NL 31 P 35 35 2 213.0 69 18 51 0 3 1.000 2.92 1.97 .954 1.84 1.83 27 13 33% 28% 3
1997 COL NL 32 P 18 18 1 107.1 28 13 15 0 3 1.000 2.35 1.56 .953 1.85 1.84 19 8 30% 32% 0
1998 COL NL 33 P 2 2 0 9.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 2.50 .960 1.90 1.85 4 1 20% 32% 0
9 Seasons P 151 130 4 753.1 211 60 149 2 11 .991 2.50 1.38 .955 1.83 1.81 96 39 29% 31% 5
9 Seasons TOT 151 130 4 753.1 211 60 149 2 11 .991 2.50 1.38 .955 1.83 1.81 96 39 29% 31% 5
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1995 NL  4.5 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1996 NL  17 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1996 NL  .607 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1996 NL  35 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1996 NL  105 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1996 NL  236 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1996 NL  125 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1996 NL  10 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1996 NL  12 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1996 NL  966 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1995 NL  128 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1995 NL  11 (9th)
1996 NL  11 (10th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1995 NL  39 (3rd)
1996 NL  51 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1995 NL  2.54 (2nd)
1996 NL  2.92 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1996 NL  1.97 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1995 NL  1.000 (1st)
1996 NL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .991 (29th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1798), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1126th), 5.2 career WAR/7.1 7yr-peak WAR/6.2 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
1989 24 Detroit Tigers $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 25 Detroit Tigers $118,000 ? USA Today
1992 27 Detroit Tigers $125,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1994 29 Colorado Rockies $165,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 30 Colorado Rockies $447,223 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $97,223 earned bonus
1996 31 Colorado Rockies $740,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $90,000 earned bonus
1997 32 Colorado Rockies $2,500,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 33 Colorado Rockies $3,500,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 34 Colorado Rockies $3,000,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,663,223
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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