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Kirk Saarloos    \sar-LOHS\

Kirk Craig Saarloos

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 23, 1979 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Valley Christian HS (Cerritos, CA)
School: California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 18, 2002 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 2002 [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Astros/Reds 2002-2008

Final Game: September 20, 2008 (Age 29)
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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
2002 23 HOU NL 6 7 .462 6.01 17 17 0 1 1 0 85.1 100 59 57 12 27 5 54 6 0 1 372 72 4.68 1.488 10.5 1.3 2.8 5.7 2.00
2003 24 HOU NL 2 1 .667 4.93 36 4 11 0 0 0 49.1 55 31 27 4 17 3 43 3 0 0 218 89 3.56 1.459 10.0 0.7 3.1 7.8 2.53
2004 25 OAK AL 2 1 .667 4.44 6 5 1 0 0 0 24.1 27 13 12 4 12 0 10 2 0 0 112 104 6.09 1.603 10.0 1.5 4.4 3.7 0.83
2005 26 OAK AL 10 9 .526 4.17 29 27 0 2 1 0 159.2 170 75 74 11 54 8 53 11 0 1 682 105 4.47 1.403 9.6 0.6 3.0 3.0 0.98
2006 27 OAK AL 7 7 .500 4.75 35 16 7 0 0 2 121.1 149 70 64 19 53 3 52 3 0 3 548 94 5.71 1.665 11.1 1.4 3.9 3.9 0.98
2007 28 CIN NL 1 5 .167 7.17 34 3 7 0 0 0 42.2 54 36 34 8 19 1 27 3 0 1 201 65 5.96 1.711 11.4 1.7 4.0 5.7 1.42
2008 29 OAK AL 1 0 1.000 5.47 8 1 1 0 0 0 26.1 37 17 16 2 4 1 12 0 0 0 118 76 3.66 1.557 12.6 0.7 1.4 4.1 3.00
7 Yrs 29 30 .492 5.02 165 73 27 3 2 2 509.0 592 301 284 60 186 21 251 28 0 6 2251 88 4.87 1.528 10.5 1.1 3.3 4.4 1.35
162 Game Avg. 8 9 .492 5.02 47 21 8 1 1 1 145 169 86 81 17 53 6 72 8 0 2 643 88 4.87 1.528 10.5 1.1 3.3 4.4 1.35
OAK (4 yrs) 20 17 .541 4.50 78 49 9 2 1 2 331.2 383 175 166 36 123 12 127 16 0 4 1460 98 4.98 1.526 10.4 1.0 3.3 3.4 1.03
HOU (2 yrs) 8 8 .500 5.61 53 21 11 1 1 0 134.2 155 90 84 16 44 8 97 9 0 1 590 78 4.27 1.478 10.4 1.1 2.9 6.5 2.20
CIN (1 yr) 1 5 .167 7.17 34 3 7 0 0 0 42.2 54 36 34 8 19 1 27 3 0 1 201 65 5.96 1.711 11.4 1.7 4.0 5.7 1.42
AL (4 yrs) 20 17 .541 4.50 78 49 9 2 1 2 331.2 383 175 166 36 123 12 127 16 0 4 1460 98 4.98 1.526 10.4 1.0 3.3 3.4 1.03
NL (3 yrs) 9 13 .409 5.99 87 24 18 1 1 0 177.1 209 126 118 24 63 9 124 12 0 2 791 74 4.68 1.534 10.6 1.2 3.2 6.3 1.97

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 23 HOU NL 85.1 17 17 59 6.22 4.43 -0.30 0.17 102.2 5.01 -12 -1.2 -0.0 -0.5 -4 .431 .493
2003 24 HOU NL 49.1 36 4 31 5.66 4.83 0.41 -0.21 100.9 4.25 -8 -0.8 .6 0.0 -0.3 -3 .478 .495
2004 25 OAK AL 24.1 6 5 13 4.81 5.19 -0.13 0.16 97.2 5.33 1 0.1 .4 -0.0 0.3 4 .518 .501
2005 26 OAK AL 159.2 29 27 75 4.23 4.85 0.28 0.17 99.3 4.71 7 0.7 .9 -0.1 2.3 26 .525 .505
2006 27 OAK AL 121.1 35 16 70 5.19 5.11 0.01 0.05 97.1 5.00 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.7 11 .488 .498 $354,000
2007 28 CIN NL 42.2 34 3 36 7.59 4.90 -0.35 -0.23 104.6 5.24 -11 -1.1 1.2 -0.2 -0.9 -7 .469 .493 $1,200,000
2008 29 OAK AL 26.1 8 1 17 5.81 4.79 0.34 -0.29 92.2 3.84 -6 -0.6 .6 0.0 -0.3 -3 .426 .496
7 Seasons 509.0 165 73 301 5.32 4.86 0.06 0.05 99.4 4.81 -33 -3.2 .9 -0.4 1.4 23 .481 .497 $1,554,000
OAK (4 yrs) 331.2 78 49 175 4.75 4.97 0.16 0.09 97.8 4.79 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.2 3.1 38 .498 .500 $354,000
HOU (2 yrs) 134.2 53 21 90 6.01 4.58 -0.04 0.03 101.7 4.73 -20 -2.0 .6 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .463 .494
CIN (1 yr) 42.2 34 3 36 7.59 4.90 -0.35 -0.23 104.6 5.24 -11 -1.1 1.2 -0.2 -0.9 -7 .469 .493 $1,200,000

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
2002 23 HOU NL 17 35 30 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 .067 .067 .100 .167 -58 3 0 0 5 0 0 1
2003 24 HOU NL 36 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 -52 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
2004 25 OAK AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2005 26 OAK AL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 27 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 28 CIN NL 34 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 48 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
2008 29 OAK AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 165 51 41 1 3 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 12 .073 .095 .122 .217 -45 5 0 0 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 50 40 1 3 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 12 .073 .095 .122 .217 -45 5 0 0 9 0 0
OAK (4 yrs) 78 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (2 yrs) 53 44 35 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 11 .057 .083 .086 .169 -56 3 0 0 8 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 34 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 48 2 0 0 1 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 78 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 87 50 40 1 3 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 12 .075 .098 .125 .223 -43 5 0 0 9 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
2002 23 HOU NL 17 35 -8 -0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
2003 24 HOU NL 36 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2004 25 OAK AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2005 26 OAK AL 29 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2006 27 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $354,000 1
2007 28 CIN NL 34 6 -1 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $1,200,000 1
2008 29 OAK AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 165 51 -11 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 0.1 -3 $1,554,000
OAK (4 yrs) 78 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $354,000
HOU (2 yrs) 53 44 -10 -0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .493 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4
CIN (1 yr) 34 6 -1 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $1,200,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
2002 HOU NL 23 P 17 17 1 85.1 23 8 14 1 3 .957 2.32 1.29 .963 1.82 1.81 7 1 13% 32% 1
2003 HOU NL 24 P 36 4 0 49.1 10 2 6 2 1 .800 0 0 1.46 0.22 .957 1.84 1.83 4 1 20% 31% 0
2004 OAK AL 25 P 6 5 0 24.1 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 2 16 4.07 1.83 .948 1.66 1.65 2 0 0% 32% 0
2005 OAK AL 26 P 29 27 2 159.2 57 22 33 2 3 .965 4 5 3.10 1.90 .954 1.70 1.68 14 5 26% 30% 0
2006 OAK AL 27 P 35 16 0 121.1 36 9 27 0 1 1.000 4 7 2.67 1.03 .958 1.56 1.54 7 5 42% 30% 0
2007 CIN NL 28 P 34 3 0 42.2 14 2 11 1 1 .929 2 10 2.74 0.38 .965 1.69 1.67 2 0 0% 24% 0
2008 OAK AL 29 P 8 1 0 26.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -8 1.71 0.63 .952 1.61 1.59 1 0 0% 27% 0
7 Seasons P 165 73 3 509.0 156 46 104 6 10 .962 11 5 2.65 0.91 .957 1.69 1.69 37 12 24% 30% 1
7 Seasons TOT 165 73 3 509.0 156 46 104 6 10 .962 11 31 2.65 0.91 .957 1.69 1.69 37 12 24% 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.
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

Complete Games s c a p y
2005 AL  2 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2002 NL  1 (10th)
2005 AL  1 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2005 AL  11 (9th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2005 AL  22 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2044), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1908), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1284th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
200627Oakland Athletics$354,000
200728Cincinnati Reds$1,200,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,554,000
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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