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Rich Robertson

Richard Wayne Robertson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: September 15, 1968 in Nacogdoches, TX
Schools: San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX), San Jacinto College, North Campus (Houston, TX), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th round of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1993 (Age 24.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Pirates/Angels 1993-1998

Final Game: May 3, 1998 (Age 29.230)
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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
1993 24 PIT NL 0 1 .000 6.00 9 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 15 6 6 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 44 70 3.21 2.111 15.0 0.0 4.0 5.0 1.25
1994 25 PIT NL 0 0 6.89 8 0 1 0 0 0 15.2 20 12 12 2 10 4 8 0 0 0 76 64 5.68 1.915 11.5 1.1 5.7 4.6 0.80
1995 26 MIN AL 2 0 1.000 3.83 25 4 8 1 0 0 51.2 48 28 22 4 31 4 38 0 1 0 228 126 4.44 1.529 8.4 0.7 5.4 6.6 1.23
1996 27 MIN AL 7 17 .292 5.12 36 31 1 5 3 0 186.1 197 113 106 22 116 2 114 9 0 7 853 100 5.50 1.680 9.5 1.1 5.6 5.5 0.98
1997 28 MIN AL 8 12 .400 5.69 31 26 2 0 0 0 147.0 169 105 93 19 70 3 69 6 0 10 666 81 5.40 1.626 10.3 1.2 4.3 4.2 0.99
1998 29 ANA AL 0 0 15.88 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 11 11 10 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 31 32 10.02 2.294 17.5 4.8 3.2 4.8 1.50
6 Yrs 17 30 .362 5.40 114 61 14 6 3 0 415.1 460 275 249 50 233 13 237 15 1 17 1898 90 5.35 1.669 10.0 1.1 5.0 5.1 1.02
162 Game Avg. 7 12 .362 5.40 44 24 5 2 1 0 161 179 107 97 19 91 5 92 6 0 7 738 90 5.35 1.669 10.0 1.1 5.0 5.1 1.02
MIN (3 yrs) 17 29 .370 5.17 92 61 11 6 3 0 385.0 414 246 221 45 217 9 221 15 1 17 1747 95 5.32 1.639 9.7 1.1 5.1 5.2 1.02
PIT (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 6.57 17 0 3 0 0 0 24.2 35 18 18 2 14 4 13 0 0 0 120 66 4.78 1.986 12.8 0.7 5.1 4.7 0.93
ANA (1 yr) 0 0 15.88 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 11 11 10 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 31 32 10.02 2.294 17.5 4.8 3.2 4.8 1.50
AL (4 yrs) 17 29 .370 5.32 97 61 11 6 3 0 390.2 425 257 231 48 219 9 224 15 1 17 1778 92 5.39 1.648 9.8 1.1 5.0 5.2 1.02
NL (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 6.57 17 0 3 0 0 0 24.2 35 18 18 2 14 4 13 0 0 0 120 66 4.78 1.986 12.8 0.7 5.1 4.7 0.93
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
1993 24 PIT NL 9.0 9 0 6 6.00 5.22 -0.11 -0.40 99.1 4.88 -1 -0.1 .6 0.0 -0.0 -0 .485 .499
1994 25 PIT NL 15.2 8 0 12 6.89 5.33 0.25 -0.41 97.1 4.54 -4 -0.4 .6 0.1 -0.2 -3 .449 .497
1995 26 MIN AL 51.2 25 4 28 4.88 5.21 0.03 -0.08 100.8 5.15 2 0.2 .5 -0.1 0.6 8 .507 .501 $120,000
1996 27 MIN AL 186.1 36 31 113 5.46 5.38 0.21 0.17 102.0 5.45 -3 -0.3 1.5 -0.1 1.5 23 .492 .498 $140,000
1997 28 MIN AL 147.0 31 26 105 6.43 5.00 -0.05 0.15 100.8 5.24 -20 -1.9 .3 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .440 .488 $205,000
1998 29 ANA AL 5.2 5 0 11 17.47 4.56 -0.59 -0.35 103.6 4.97 -8 -0.7 1.4 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .367 .496
6 Seasons 415.1 114 61 275 5.96 5.21 0.08 0.09 101.2 5.28 -35 -3.2 .7 -0.4 0.7 18 .472 .496 $465,000
MIN (3 yrs) 385.0 92 61 246 5.75 5.21 0.09 0.13 101.4 5.33 -22 -2.0 .6 -0.3 1.7 28 .478 .496 $465,000
PIT (2 yrs) 24.2 17 0 18 6.57 5.29 0.12 -0.40 97.8 4.66 -6 -0.5 .6 0.1 -0.3 -3 .468 .498
ANA (1 yr) 5.2 5 0 11 17.47 4.56 -0.59 -0.35 103.6 4.97 -8 -0.7 1.4 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .367 .496

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
1993 24 PIT NL 9 44 39 6 15 3 0 0 1 0 4 5 .385 .442 .462 .903 .441 18 2 0 1 0 0 1
1994 25 PIT NL 8 76 64 12 20 6 1 2 2 0 10 8 .313 .400 .531 .931 .327 34 1 0 1 1 4 0
1995 26 MIN AL 25 228 190 28 48 6 1 4 4 4 31 38 .253 .354 .358 .712 .293 68 7 0 5 2 4 6
1996 27 MIN AL 36 853 722 113 197 32 5 22 15 8 116 114 .273 .378 .422 .801 .297 305 23 9 2 4 2 9
1997 28 MIN AL 31 666 579 105 169 38 2 19 14 6 70 69 .292 .370 .463 .832 .301 268 17 6 3 8 3 8
1998 29 ANA AL 5 31 28 11 11 1 0 3 0 0 2 3 .393 .419 .750 1.169 .348 21 0 0 0 1 0 1
6 Yrs 114 1898 1622 275 460 86 9 50 36 18 233 237 .284 .375 .440 .816 .303 714 50 15 12 16 13 25
162 Game Avg. 44 738 630 107 179 33 3 19 14 7 91 92 .284 .375 .440 .816 .303 277 19 6 5 6 5 10
MLB Averages .267 .337 .418 .755 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1993 24 PIT NL -1.5 -0.2 45 -0.5 0.2 -0.7 .47 -0.3 -0.8 -1.4 -0.1 1.11 -1.8 2 1 6
1994 25 PIT NL -3.7 -0.4 77 0.1 0.3 -0.3 .25 -0.2 0.4 -5.1 -0.5 1.15 -4.0 1 1 6
1995 26 MIN AL 3.8 0.4 235 0.2 3.1 -3.0 .77 0.0 0.2 2.1 0.2 1.06 2.3 2 2 15
1996 27 MIN AL 0.6 0.1 883 -0.7 15.2 -15.9 1.01 0.2 -0.9 2.4 0.2 0.96 2.2 3 1 1
1997 28 MIN AL -18.9 -1.8 697 -1.6 11.6 -13.2 1.02 -1.5 -0.1 -17.7 -1.6 0.96 -17.7 0 1 4
1998 29 ANA AL -6.8 -0.6 31 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 .45 -0.5 0.3 -5.7 -0.5 0.98 -7.3 3 0 2
6 Yrs -26.5 -2.4 1968 -2.8 30.6 -33.4 .93 -2.3 -0.7 -25.4 -2.3 0.98 -26.4 11 6 34

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
1995 26 MIN AL 25 4 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 .500 0 0 1 0 3 75% 61.5 79 36 20 9 1 3 4.9 5.5 6.8 96 1 0 3 0 111
1996 27 MIN AL 36 31 6 16 9 2 5 13 18 .419 4 4 5 3 12 39% 44.9 84 16 36 14 0 8 4.4 3.6 5.6 97 6 6 11 4 143
1997 28 MIN AL 31 26 8 12 6 4 2 10 16 .385 4 2 0 0 8 31% 41.7 75 12 28 16 1 12 4.1 4.4 5.3 88 7 9 9 0 111
3 Yrs 92 61 16 28 17 6 7 25 36 .410 8 6 6 3 23 38% 45 84 12 84 39 2 23 4.3 4.1 5.6 93 14 15 23 4 143
MLB Averages .500 48% 49 105 -21 4.9 4.8 6.0 96

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
1993 24 PIT NL 9 9 2 0 1 1 0 1 0% 2 0 2 1 50% 6 .472 2 1 6 2 0 7 2 7 3 4 3 2 3.0 18
1994 25 PIT NL 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 20% 3 .253 1 1 6 1 0 7 3 5 6 2 6 0 5.9 25
1995 26 MIN AL 25 21 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 28% 7 .774 2 2 15 0 1 20 10 11 9 8 11 4 3.5 24
1996 27 MIN AL 36 5 1 1 1 1 0 1 0% 2 1 3 2 67% 2 1.007 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 7.0 29
1997 28 MIN AL 31 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 3 1.017 0 1 4 0 0 5 2 3 2 0 2 0 5.8 27
1998 29 ANA AL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 1 13% 7 .446 3 0 2 1 0 4 4 1 1 3 3 0 3.4 21
6 Yrs 114 53 14 1 2 2 0 2 0% 6 3 39 11 28% .931 11 6 34 7 2 44 23 30 23 19 27 7 4.3 23

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%
1993 24 PIT NL 44 43% 0.0% 11.4% 9.1% 6.8% 20% 1.13 1.44 77% 26% 0.0% 25% 13 2 15%
1994 25 PIT NL 76 22% 2.6% 10.5% 13.2% 11.8% 45% 0.65 1.17 72% 28% 8.7% 32% 22 1 5%
1995 26 MIN AL 228 31% 1.8% 16.7% 13.6% 4.8% 23% 1.22 1.83 66% 23% 6.5% 9% 67 7 10%
1996 27 MIN AL 853 20% 2.6% 13.4% 13.6% 6.9% 30% 0.88 1.16 69% 20% 8.5% 20% 182 23 13%
1997 28 MIN AL 666 20% 2.9% 10.4% 10.5% 8.9% 35% 0.89 1.15 75% 20% 8.0% 11% 132 17 13%
1998 29 ANA AL 31 45% 9.7% 9.7% 6.5% 12.9% 36% 1.17 2.50 74% 23% 25.0% 0% 7 0 0%
6 Yrs 1898 23% 2.6% 12.5% 12.3% 7.6% 32% 0.91 1.23 71% 21% 8.3% 16% 423 50 12%
MLB Averages 44% 2.6% 16.3% 8.9% 7.6% 32% 0.83 1.10 70% 21% 7.9% 16% 10%

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
1993 24 PIT NL 44 161 3.66 97 60.2% 20.6% 11.3% 29.9% 36.1% 77.3% 0.0% 46.6% 83.1% 43.2% 4.5% 2 1 11.4% 5 2 0 2 3 40.0% 0 1 0 0 2
1994 25 PIT NL 33 124 3.76 73 62.4% 27.4% 13.7% 24.7% 34.2% 72.6% 13.7% 45.3% 81.1% 54.5% 9.1% 3 0 6.1% 2 1 1 2 2 50.0% 0 1 43 0 0
1995 26 MIN AL 221 836 3.78 479 58.5% 27.1% 14.0% 26.9% 31.9% 72.9% 4.2% 42.5% 80.8% 50.2% 8.6% 19 8 16.3% 36 20 1 11 25 30.6% 7 7 7 2 0
1996 27 MIN AL 732 2729 3.73 1534 56.3% 28.7% 12.1% 24.7% 34.2% 71.1% 0.4% 40.0% 82.7% 52.5% 7.7% 56 31 15.4% 113 53 3 38 59 39.2% 25 23 121 0 3
1997 28 MIN AL 647 2345 3.62 1334 57.1% 29.7% 9.7% 22.6% 37.9% 70.2% 0.5% 40.0% 86.0% 51.6% 6.6% 43 29 14.7% 95 43 5 26 41 38.8% 8 12 19 2 1
1998 29 ANA AL 31 105 3.39 59 56.2% 20.3% 10.2% 25.4% 44.1% 79.7% 0.0% 44.8% 87.2% 51.6% 6.5% 2 2 9.7% 3 2 1 1 2 33.3% 1 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1708 6300 3.69 3576 57.1% 28.5% 11.5% 24.4% 35.5% 71.3% 1.2% 40.7% 83.7% 51.6% 7.3% 125 71 14.9% 254 121 11 80 132 37.7% 41 44 190 4 6
MLB Averages 3.69 61.9% 25.7% 14.9% 26.8% 32.5% 74.2% 1.7% 45.9% 79.9% 56.6% 5.5% 19.0% 28.3%

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
1993 24 PIT NL 44 15 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 50% 1 0 0 22 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 25 PIT NL 76 20 1 0 2 0 8 2 0 1 1 13 5 1 38% 0 0 0 25 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1995 26 MIN AL 228 48 9 2 4 0 17 4 0 1 3 21 7 5 33% 6 0 0 101 4 4 50% 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1996 27 MIN AL 853 197 23 1 22 1 32 19 3 10 12 48 20 12 42% 9 7 2 338 15 8 65% 13 8 2 0 0 0 1 1 14 0
1997 28 MIN AL 666 169 20 1 19 2 14 17 2 11 8 40 22 4 55% 8 10 4 251 14 6 70% 12 5 2 1 0 0 4 4 29 0
1998 29 ANA AL 31 11 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 2 1 3 1 0 33% 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Yrs 1898 460 57 4 50 3 73 45 5 25 25 129 57 22 44% 25 17 6 748 36 18 67% 30 17 6 1 0 0 5 5 50 0
MLB Averages 54% 69%

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+
1993 24 0 1 .000 6.00 9 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 15 6 6 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 44 70 2.111 15.0 0.0 4.0 5.0 1.25 70
1994 25 0 1 .000 6.57 17 0 3 0 0 0 24.2 35 18 18 2 14 4 13 0 0 0 120 66 1.986 12.8 0.7 5.1 4.7 0.93 66
1995 26 2 1 .667 4.72 42 4 11 1 0 0 76.1 83 46 40 6 45 8 51 0 1 0 348 99 1.677 9.8 0.7 5.3 6.0 1.13 99
1996 27 9 18 .333 5.00 78 35 12 6 3 0 262.2 280 159 146 28 161 10 165 9 1 7 1201 100 1.679 9.6 1.0 5.5 5.7 1.02 100
1997 28 17 30 .362 5.25 109 61 14 6 3 0 409.2 449 264 239 47 231 13 234 15 1 17 1867 92 1.660 9.9 1.0 5.1 5.1 1.01 92
1998 29 17 30 .362 5.40 114 61 14 6 3 0 415.1 460 275 249 50 233 13 237 15 1 17 1898 90 1.669 10.0 1.1 5.0 5.1 1.02 90

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
1993 24 0 1 .000 5.00 9.0 15 6 5 0 4 5 0 2.111 15.0 4.0 5.0 1.25 0.0 9
1994 25 1 1 .500 5.73 22.0 27 15 14 3 14 11 0 1.864 11.0 5.7 4.5 0.79 1.2 8
1995 26 3 3 .500 3.72 58.0 50 27 24 4 32 43 0 1.414 7.8 5.0 6.7 1.34 0.6 25
1996 27 11 10 .524 3.97 186.0 176 91 82 20 104 114 8 1.505 8.5 5.0 5.5 1.10 1.0 36
1997 28 7 9 .438 5.20 147.0 161 94 85 18 67 69 6 1.551 9.9 4.1 4.2 1.03 1.1 31
1998 29 0 1 .000 12.00 6.0 10 9 8 3 2 3 0 2.000 15.0 3.0 4.5 1.50 4.5 5
6 Yrs 22 25 .468 4.58 428.0 439 242 218 48 223 245 14 1.547 9.2 5.2 1.10 1.0 114



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Complete Games s c a p y
1996 AL  5 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1996 AL  3 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1996 AL  116 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1996 AL  17 (2nd)
1997 AL  12 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1997 AL  10 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (859), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 3 (2175), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2030), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1789th), 0.7 career WAR/0.7 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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