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A.J. Sager

Anthony Joseph Sager

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: March 3, 1965 in Columbus, OH
High School: Watkins Memorial HS (Pataskala, OH)
School: University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 10th round of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 6, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 1994 (Age 29.032, 14,059th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Padres/Rockies 1994-1998

Last Game: September 26, 1998 (Age 33.207)
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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
1994 29 SDP NL 1 4 .200 5.98 22 3 4 0 0 0 46.2 62 34 31 4 16 5 26 2 0 0 217 70 4.29 1.671 12.0 0.8 3.1 5.0 1.63
1995 30 COL NL 0 0 7.36 10 0 2 0 0 0 14.2 19 16 12 1 7 1 10 0 0 0 70 74 4.06 1.773 11.7 0.6 4.3 6.1 1.43
1996 31 DET AL 4 5 .444 5.01 22 9 1 0 0 0 79.0 91 46 44 10 29 2 52 2 0 1 347 102 4.68 1.519 10.4 1.1 3.3 5.9 1.79
1997 32 DET AL 3 4 .429 4.18 38 1 8 0 0 3 84.0 81 43 39 10 24 6 53 1 0 0 350 110 4.29 1.250 8.7 1.1 2.6 5.7 2.21
1998 33 DET AL 4 2 .667 6.52 31 3 7 0 0 2 59.1 79 47 43 7 23 4 23 1 0 4 274 72 5.11 1.719 12.0 1.1 3.5 3.5 1.00
5 Yrs 12 15 .444 5.36 123 16 22 0 0 5 283.2 332 186 169 32 99 18 164 6 0 5 1258 88 4.56 1.519 10.5 1.0 3.1 5.2 1.66
162 Game Avg. 6 7 .444 5.36 60 8 11 0 0 2 139 162 91 83 16 48 9 80 3 0 2 615 88 4.56 1.519 10.5 1.0 3.1 5.2 1.66
DET (3 yrs) 11 11 .500 5.10 91 13 16 0 0 5 222.1 251 136 126 27 76 12 128 4 0 5 971 94 4.65 1.471 10.2 1.1 3.1 5.2 1.68
SDP (1 yr) 1 4 .200 5.98 22 3 4 0 0 0 46.2 62 34 31 4 16 5 26 2 0 0 217 70 4.29 1.671 12.0 0.8 3.1 5.0 1.63
COL (1 yr) 0 0 7.36 10 0 2 0 0 0 14.2 19 16 12 1 7 1 10 0 0 0 70 74 4.06 1.773 11.7 0.6 4.3 6.1 1.43
AL (3 yrs) 11 11 .500 5.10 91 13 16 0 0 5 222.1 251 136 126 27 76 12 128 4 0 5 971 94 4.65 1.471 10.2 1.1 3.1 5.2 1.68
NL (2 yrs) 1 4 .200 6.31 32 3 6 0 0 0 61.1 81 50 43 5 23 6 36 2 0 0 287 71 4.23 1.696 11.9 0.7 3.4 5.3 1.57
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
1994 29 SDP NL 46.2 22 3 34 6.56 4.81 -1.00 -0.22 97.1 5.43 -6 -0.6 .6 0.0 -0.2 -2 .472 .496 $109,000
1995 30 COL NL 14.2 10 0 16 9.82 4.67 -0.25 -0.35 136.3 6.24 -6 -0.6 .5 0.1 -0.3 -5 .442 .496 $109,000
1996 31 DET AL 79.0 22 9 46 5.24 5.44 -0.47 -0.01 101.6 6.00 5 0.5 1.2 -0.1 1.2 16 .523 .503 $160,000
1997 32 DET AL 84.0 38 1 43 4.61 5.05 -0.37 -0.34 100.6 5.10 4 0.4 1.7 -0.1 1.2 14 .511 .503 $200,000
1998 33 DET AL 59.1 31 3 47 7.13 5.28 0.42 -0.29 99.8 4.57 -17 -1.6 1.1 -0.2 -1.1 -10 .450 .490 $287,500
5 Seasons 283.2 123 16 186 5.90 5.15 -0.33 -0.22 102.0 5.35 -19 -1.8 1.2 -0.2 0.8 14 .485 .498 $865,500
DET (3 yrs) 222.1 91 13 136 5.51 5.25 -0.20 -0.21 100.7 5.28 -7 -0.6 1.4 -0.3 1.4 21 .493 .499 $647,500
SDP (1 yr) 46.2 22 3 34 6.56 4.81 -1.00 -0.22 97.1 5.43 -6 -0.6 .6 0.0 -0.2 -2 .472 .496 $109,000
COL (1 yr) 14.2 10 0 16 9.82 4.67 -0.25 -0.35 136.3 6.24 -6 -0.6 .5 0.1 -0.3 -5 .442 .496 $109,000

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
1994 29 SDP NL 22 11 10 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 .100 .100 .300 .400 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
1995 30 COL NL 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 31 DET AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 32 DET AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 33 DET AL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 Yrs 123 15 14 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 .071 .071 .214 .286 -30 3 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 20 18 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 8 .071 .071 .214 .286 -30 4 0 0 1 0 0
DET (3 yrs) 91 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
SDP (1 yr) 22 11 10 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 .100 .100 .300 .400 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
COL (1 yr) 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 91 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 32 14 13 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .231 .308 -25 3 0 0 1 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
1994 29 SDP NL 22 11 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $109,000 1
1995 30 COL NL 10 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $109,000 1
1996 31 DET AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $160,000 1
1997 32 DET AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000 1
1998 33 DET AL 31 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $287,500 1
5 Seasons 123 15 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $865,500
DET (3 yrs) 91 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $647,500
SDP (1 yr) 22 11 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $109,000
COL (1 yr) 10 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $109,000

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
1994 SDP NL 29 P 22 3 0 46.2 21 6 15 0 1 1.000 4.05 0.95 .958 1.87 1.85 5 2 29% 32% 1
1995 COL NL 30 P 10 0 0 14.2 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 3.68 0.60 .957 1.84 1.83 3 1 25% 30% 0
1996 DET AL 31 P 22 9 0 79.0 15 5 9 1 1 .933 1.59 0.64 .960 1.77 1.76 3 5 63% 30% 0
1997 DET AL 32 P 38 1 0 84.0 16 3 13 0 0 1.000 1.71 0.42 .955 1.71 1.69 4 2 33% 32% 1
1998 DET AL 33 P 31 3 0 59.1 16 2 14 0 2 1.000 2.43 0.52 .958 1.77 1.76 11 3 21% 31% 0
5 Seasons P 123 16 0 283.2 74 17 56 1 5 .986 2.32 0.59 .958 1.77 1.76 26 13 33% 31% 2
5 Seasons TOT 123 16 0 283.2 74 17 56 1 5 .986 2.32 0.59 .958 1.77 1.76 26 13 33% 31% 2
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

Transactions

  • June 1, 1988: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 10th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1988.
  • October 15, 1994: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 7, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Colorado Rockies.
  • October 16, 1995: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 8, 1995: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • October 15, 1998: Granted Free Agency.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1994 29 San Diego Padres $109,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
1995 30 Colorado Rockies $109,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 31 Detroit Tigers $160,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 32 Detroit Tigers $200,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 33 Detroit Tigers $287,500 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$865,500
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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