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John Rocker

John Loy Rocker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: October 17, 1974 in Statesboro, GA
High School: First Presbyterian Day School (Macon, GA)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed August 23, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1998 (Age 23.200)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Indians/Rangers/DevilRays 1998-2003
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: May 14, 2003 (Age 28.209)
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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
1998 23 ATL NL 1 3 .250 2.13 47 0 16 0 0 2 38.0 22 10 9 4 22 4 42 3 0 6 156 197 4.27 1.158 5.2 0.9 5.2 9.9 1.91
1999 24 ATL NL 4 5 .444 2.49 74 0 61 0 0 38 72.1 47 24 20 5 37 4 104 1 0 7 301 181 2.73 1.161 5.8 0.6 4.6 12.9 2.81
2000 25 ATL NL 1 2 .333 2.89 59 0 41 0 0 24 53.0 42 25 17 5 48 4 77 2 2 5 251 160 4.28 1.698 7.1 0.8 8.2 13.1 1.60
2001 26 TOT MLB 5 9 .357 4.32 68 0 48 0 0 23 66.2 58 36 32 4 41 4 79 5 2 11 300 104 3.53 1.485 7.8 0.5 5.5 10.7 1.93
2001 26 ATL NL 2 2 .500 3.09 30 0 28 0 0 19 32.0 25 13 11 2 16 1 36 2 0 5 135 145 3.30 1.281 7.0 0.6 4.5 10.1 2.25
2001 26 CLE AL 3 7 .300 5.45 38 0 20 0 0 4 34.2 33 23 21 2 25 3 43 3 2 6 165 83 3.74 1.673 8.6 0.5 6.5 11.2 1.72
2002 27 TEX AL 2 3 .400 6.66 30 0 10 0 0 1 24.1 29 19 18 5 13 1 30 0 0 0 114 72 4.77 1.726 10.7 1.8 4.8 11.1 2.31
2003 28 TBD AL 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 66 15.03 5.000 18.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
6 Yrs 13 22 .371 3.42 280 0 176 0 0 88 255.1 200 115 97 23 164 17 332 12 4 29 1130 132 3.73 1.426 7.0 0.8 5.8 11.7 2.02
162 Game Avg. 3 5 .371 3.42 68 0 43 0 0 21 62 49 28 24 6 40 4 81 3 1 7 274 132 3.73 1.426 7.0 0.8 5.8 11.7 2.02
ATL (4 yrs) 8 12 .400 2.63 210 0 146 0 0 83 195.1 136 72 57 16 123 13 259 8 2 23 843 170 3.55 1.326 6.3 0.7 5.7 11.9 2.11
TBD (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 66 15.03 5.000 18.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
TEX (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.66 30 0 10 0 0 1 24.1 29 19 18 5 13 1 30 0 0 0 114 72 4.77 1.726 10.7 1.8 4.8 11.1 2.31
CLE (1 yr) 3 7 .300 5.45 38 0 20 0 0 4 34.2 33 23 21 2 25 3 43 3 2 6 165 83 3.74 1.673 8.6 0.5 6.5 11.2 1.72
NL (4 yrs) 8 12 .400 2.63 210 0 146 0 0 83 195.1 136 72 57 16 123 13 259 8 2 23 843 170 3.55 1.326 6.3 0.7 5.7 11.9 2.11
AL (3 yrs) 5 10 .333 6.00 70 0 30 0 0 5 60.0 64 43 40 7 41 4 73 4 2 6 287 78 4.35 1.750 9.6 1.1 6.2 11.0 1.78
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
1998 23 ATL NL 38.0 47 0 10 2.37 4.92 0.42 -0.38 97.3 4.02 7 0.7 1.5 0.1 1.1 10 .515 .504 $170,000
1999 24 ATL NL 72.1 74 0 24 2.99 5.07 0.19 -0.38 98.7 4.44 11 1.1 1.9 0.3 2.1 18 .515 .507 $217,500
2000 25 ATL NL 53.0 59 0 25 4.25 5.12 0.17 -0.39 99.6 4.54 2 0.2 1.4 -0.1 0.6 7 .503 .501 $290,000
2001 26 ATL NL 32.0 30 0 13 3.66 4.71 0.31 -0.35 101.9 4.12 2 0.2 2.0 0.0 0.4 5 .505 .501 $1,900,000
2001 26 CLE AL 34.2 38 0 23 5.97 5.04 -0.27 -0.38 102.7 5.06 -4 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 -0.2 0 .490 .498
2002 27 TEX AL 24.1 30 0 19 7.03 4.90 -0.13 -0.37 107.4 5.00 -6 -0.5 1.7 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .482 .497 $2,500,000
2003 28 TBD AL 1.0 2 0 1 9.00 6.73 0.17 -0.50 104.5 6.33 -0 -0.0 .6 0.0 -0.0 -0 .486 .500
6 Seasons 255.1 280 0 115 4.05 5.00 0.14 -0.38 100.5 4.50 12 1.2 1.6 -0.1 3.5 37 .504 .502 $5,077,500
ATL (4 yrs) 195.1 210 0 72 3.32 4.99 0.25 -0.38 99.2 4.33 21 2.1 1.7 0.3 4.2 40 .510 .504 $2,577,500
TBD (1 yr) 1.0 2 0 1 9.00 6.73 0.17 -0.50 104.5 6.33 -0 -0.0 .6 0.0 -0.0 -0 .486 .500
TEX (1 yr) 24.1 30 0 19 7.03 4.90 -0.13 -0.37 107.4 5.00 -6 -0.5 1.7 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .482 .497 $2,500,000
CLE (1 yr) 34.2 38 0 23 5.97 5.04 -0.27 -0.38 102.7 5.06 -4 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 -0.2 0 .490 .498

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
1998 23 ATL NL NLDS W CHC 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 13.5
1998 23 ATL NL NLCS L SDP 1 0 1.000 0.00 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 17 0.857 5.8 0.0 1.9 9.6 5.00
1999 24 ATL NL NLDS W HOU 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 1 3.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 1 12 0.600 0.0 0.0 5.4 13.5 2.50
1999 24 ATL NL NLCS W NYM 0 0 0.00 6 0 3 0 0 2 6.2 3 2 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 1 27 0.750 4.1 0.0 2.7 12.2 4.50
1999 24 ATL NL WS L NYY 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 12 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 12.0 2.00
2000 25 ATL NL NLDS L STL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.500 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
2001 26 CLE AL ALDS L SEA 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
4 Yrs (7 Series) 2 0 1.000 0.00 20 0 5 0 0 3 20.2 10 2 0 0 8 2 26 0 0 2 80 0.871 4.4 0.0 3.5 11.3 3.25
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
3 NLDS 1 0 1.000 0.00 5 0 1 0 0 1 5.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 1 20 0.750 1.7 0.0 5.1 11.8 2.33
2 NLCS 1 0 1.000 0.00 12 0 3 0 0 2 11.1 6 2 0 0 3 1 14 0 0 1 44 0.794 4.8 0.0 2.4 11.1 4.67
1 WS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 12 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 12.0 2.00

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 23 ATL NL 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 24 ATL NL 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 25 ATL NL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 26 TOT MLB 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 26 ATL NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 26 CLE AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 27 TEX AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 28 TBD AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 280 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATL (4 yrs) 210 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TBD (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 210 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 70 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
1998 23 ATL NL 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $170,000 1
1999 24 ATL NL 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $217,500 1
2000 25 ATL NL 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $290,000 1
2001 26 ATL NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,900,000 1
2001 26 CLE AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2002 27 TEX AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,500,000 1
2003 28 TBD AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
6 Seasons 280 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $5,077,500
ATL (4 yrs) 210 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $2,577,500
TBD (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
TEX (1 yr) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,500,000
CLE (1 yr) 38 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
1998 23 ATL NL NLDS CHC W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 23 ATL NL NLCS SDP L 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 24 ATL NL NLDS HOU W 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 24 ATL NL NLCS NYM W 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 24 ATL NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 25 ATL NL NLDS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 26 CLE AL ALDS SEA L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (7 Series) 20 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLDS 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 ATL NL 23 P 47 0 0 38.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.66 0.15 .961 1.85 1.84 2 0 0% 32% 0
1999 ATL NL 24 P 74 0 0 72.1 11 1 10 0 0 1.000 1.37 0.15 .951 1.72 1.71 3 1 25% 29% 0
2000 ATL NL 25 P 59 0 0 53.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.12 .961 1.73 1.72 6 0 0% 32% 0
2001 TOT MLB 26 P 68 0 0 66.2 15 3 8 4 0 .733 1.48 0.16 .957 1.74 1.74 7 1 13% 29% 1
2001 ATL NL 26 P 30 0 0 32.0 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.41 0.17 .958 1.74 1.73 0 0 0
2001 CLE AL 26 P 38 0 0 34.2 9 2 4 3 0 .667 1.56 0.16 .956 1.74 1.74 7 1 13% 29% 1
2002 TEX AL 27 P 30 0 0 24.1 4 1 2 1 1 .750 1.11 0.10 .958 1.70 1.67 1 1 50% 32% 0
2003 TBD AL 28 P 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 280 0 0 255.1 44 7 32 5 1 .886 0 0 1.37 0.14 .957 1.74 1.74 19 3 14% 30% 1
6 Seasons TOT 280 0 0 255.1 44 7 32 5 1 .886 0 0 1.37 0.14 .957 1.74 1.74 19 3 14% 30% 1
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

Games Played s c a p y
1999 NL  74 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1999 NL  38 (4th)
2000 NL  24 (9th)
Career  88 (164th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2001 ML  11 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1999 NL  61 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 12 (906), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (752nd), 3.7 career WAR/3.7 7yr-peak WAR/3.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1998 23 Atlanta Braves $170,000 ? 11/23/98 USA Today
1999 24 Atlanta Braves $217,500 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 25 Atlanta Braves $290,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 26 Atlanta Braves $1,900,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 27 Texas Rangers $2,500,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,077,500
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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Name and misspellings: John james Loy jon John jimmy jim Rocker rucker ruker

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