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Joe Saunders

Joseph Francis Saunders (Bazooka Joe) (twitter: @J_saundo)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 16, 1981 in Fairfax, VA
High School: West Springfield HS (Springfield, VA)
School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Drafted
by the Anaheim Angels in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 16, 2005 (Age 24.061)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Diamondbacks/Mariners/Rangers/Orioles 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$500k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.013, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Greg Genske [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1091. Dave Wickersham… #1092. Hal Woodeshick… #1093. Sam Zoldak… #1094. JOE SAUNDERS… #1095. Hal White… #1096. Harry McCormick… #1097. Chris Capuano… 

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
2005 24 LAA AL 0 0 7.71 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.1 10 8 8 3 4 0 4 0 0 1 41 57 7.63 1.500 9.6 2.9 3.9 3.9 1.00
2006 25 LAA AL 7 3 .700 4.71 13 13 0 0 0 0 70.2 71 42 37 6 29 1 51 1 1 2 302 96 4.08 1.415 9.0 0.8 3.7 6.5 1.76
2007 26 LAA AL 8 5 .615 4.44 18 18 0 0 0 0 107.1 129 56 53 11 34 1 69 1 0 3 473 102 4.26 1.519 10.8 0.9 2.9 5.8 2.03
2008 ★ 27 LAA AL 17 7 .708 3.41 31 31 0 1 0 0 198.0 187 82 75 21 53 2 103 6 0 3 807 131 4.36 1.212 8.5 1.0 2.4 4.7 1.94 AS
2009 28 LAA AL 16 7 .696 4.60 31 31 0 1 1 0 186.0 202 102 95 29 64 2 101 6 1 5 805 95 5.17 1.430 9.8 1.4 3.1 4.9 1.58
2010 29 TOT MLB 9 17 .346 4.47 33 33 0 3 1 0 203.1 232 120 101 25 64 1 114 5 0 6 880 92 4.57 1.456 10.3 1.1 2.8 5.0 1.78
2010 29 LAA AL 6 10 .375 4.62 20 20 0 2 1 0 120.2 135 70 62 14 45 1 64 1 0 3 522 86 4.67 1.492 10.1 1.0 3.4 4.8 1.42
2010 29 ARI NL 3 7 .300 4.25 13 13 0 1 0 0 82.2 97 50 39 11 19 0 50 4 0 3 358 100 4.43 1.403 10.6 1.2 2.1 5.4 2.63
2011 30 ARI NL 12 13 .480 3.69 33 33 0 1 0 0 212.0 210 94 87 29 67 4 108 3 0 3 874 107 4.78 1.307 8.9 1.2 2.8 4.6 1.61
2012 31 TOT MLB 9 13 .409 4.07 28 28 0 1 1 0 174.2 195 88 79 21 39 2 112 2 0 3 745 101 4.08 1.340 10.0 1.1 2.0 5.8 2.87
2012 31 ARI NL 6 10 .375 4.22 21 21 0 1 1 0 130.0 146 68 61 17 31 1 89 2 0 2 561 97 4.19 1.362 10.1 1.2 2.1 6.2 2.87
2012 31 BAL AL 3 3 .500 3.63 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.2 49 20 18 4 8 1 23 0 0 1 184 117 3.77 1.276 9.9 0.8 1.6 4.6 2.88
2013 32 SEA AL 11 16 .407 5.26 32 32 0 2 0 0 183.0 232 117 107 25 61 5 107 4 0 5 820 71 4.72 1.601 11.4 1.2 3.0 5.3 1.75
2014 33 TEX AL 0 5 .000 6.13 8 8 0 0 0 0 39.2 62 32 27 8 20 0 22 1 0 0 198 65 6.23 2.067 14.1 1.8 4.5 5.0 1.10
10 Yrs 89 86 .509 4.35 229 229 0 9 3 0 1384.0 1530 741 669 178 435 18 791 29 2 31 5945 96 4.63 1.420 9.9 1.2 2.8 5.1 1.82
162 Game Avg. 13 13 .509 4.35 34 34 0 1 0 0 205 227 110 99 26 65 3 117 4 0 5 883 96 4.63 1.420 9.9 1.2 2.8 5.1 1.82
LAA (6 yrs) 54 32 .628 4.29 115 115 0 4 2 0 692.0 734 360 330 84 229 7 392 15 2 17 2950 102 4.63 1.392 9.5 1.1 3.0 5.1 1.71
ARI (3 yrs) 21 30 .412 3.96 67 67 0 3 1 0 424.2 453 212 187 57 117 5 247 9 0 8 1793 102 4.53 1.342 9.6 1.2 2.5 5.2 2.11
TEX (1 yr) 0 5 .000 6.13 8 8 0 0 0 0 39.2 62 32 27 8 20 0 22 1 0 0 198 65 6.23 2.067 14.1 1.8 4.5 5.0 1.10
SEA (1 yr) 11 16 .407 5.26 32 32 0 2 0 0 183.0 232 117 107 25 61 5 107 4 0 5 820 71 4.72 1.601 11.4 1.2 3.0 5.3 1.75
BAL (1 yr) 3 3 .500 3.63 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.2 49 20 18 4 8 1 23 0 0 1 184 117 3.77 1.276 9.9 0.8 1.6 4.6 2.88
AL (9 yrs) 68 56 .548 4.52 162 162 0 6 2 0 959.1 1077 529 482 121 318 13 544 20 2 23 4152 94 4.68 1.454 10.1 1.1 3.0 5.1 1.71
NL (3 yrs) 21 30 .412 3.96 67 67 0 3 1 0 424.2 453 212 187 57 117 5 247 9 0 8 1793 102 4.53 1.342 9.6 1.2 2.5 5.2 2.11
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
2005 24 LAA AL 9.1 2 2 8 7.71 4.78 0.30 0.18 93.4 4.34 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .345 .498
2006 25 LAA AL 70.2 13 13 42 5.35 5.22 0.00 0.20 100.5 5.46 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.7 9 .500 .500
2007 26 LAA AL 107.1 18 18 56 4.70 4.92 0.03 0.19 99.9 5.08 4 0.4 -0.1 1.4 17 .520 .502 $380,000
2008 ★ 27 LAA AL 198.0 31 31 82 3.73 4.80 0.06 0.19 102.9 5.06 26 2.7 -0.1 4.6 51 .589 .517 $425,000 AS
2009 28 LAA AL 186.0 31 31 102 4.94 4.77 0.47 0.19 97.8 4.38 -13 -1.3 -0.1 0.5 9 .460 .492 $475,000
2010 29 LAA AL 120.2 20 20 70 5.22 4.31 -0.11 0.16 99.5 4.55 -10 -1.0 -0.1 0.2 3 .450 .494 $3,700,000
2010 29 ARI NL 82.2 13 13 50 5.44 4.46 0.17 0.17 104.6 4.67 -7 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .442 .495
2011 30 ARI NL 212.0 33 33 94 3.99 4.10 0.33 0.15 102.2 4.01 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.5 17 .496 .499 $5,500,000
2012 31 ARI NL 130.0 21 21 68 4.71 4.33 0.05 0.16 102.1 4.54 -3 -0.4 -0.1 0.7 8 .482 .498 $6,000,000
2012 31 BAL AL 44.2 7 7 20 4.03 4.35 -0.14 0.17 100.6 4.68 3 0.3 -0.0 0.8 8 .549 .502
2013 32 SEA AL 183.0 32 32 117 5.75 4.48 -0.71 0.17 92.1 4.94 -19 -2.0 -0.1 -0.3 1 .438 .488 $6,500,000
2014 33 TEX AL 39.2 8 8 32 7.26 4.39 -0.30 0.17 99.2 4.83 -11 -1.1 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .362 .493 $500,000
10 Seasons 1384.0 229 229 741 4.82 4.54 0.03 0.17 99.8 4.67 -37 -3.4 -0.9 9.0 113 .485 .498 $23,480,000
LAA (6 yrs) 692.0 115 115 360 4.68 4.77 0.13 0.18 100.1 4.82 3 0.5 -0.5 7.2 86 .505 .502 $4,980,000
ARI (3 yrs) 424.2 67 67 212 4.49 4.24 0.21 0.16 102.6 4.30 -12 -1.2 -0.3 2.1 25 .481 .498 $11,500,000
TEX (1 yr) 39.2 8 8 32 7.26 4.39 -0.30 0.17 99.2 4.83 -11 -1.1 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .362 .493 $500,000
SEA (1 yr) 183.0 32 32 117 5.75 4.48 -0.71 0.17 92.1 4.94 -19 -2.0 -0.1 -0.3 1 .438 .488 $6,500,000
BAL (1 yr) 44.2 7 7 20 4.03 4.35 -0.14 0.17 100.6 4.68 3 0.3 -0.0 0.8 8 .549 .502

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
2008 27 LAA AL ALDS L BOS 0 0 7.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 5 4 4 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 23 1.929 9.6 0.0 7.7 3.9 0.50
2009 28 LAA AL ALCS L NYY 0 1 .000 4.35 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 5 5 1 6 0 5 0 0 0 48 1.839 11.3 0.9 5.2 4.4 0.83
2011 30 ARI NL NLDS L MIL 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 2.333 15.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
2012 31 BAL AL ALWC W TEX 1 0 1.000 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 22 1.235 9.5 0.0 1.6 6.4 4.00
2012 31 BAL AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 3 1 1 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 22 1.235 4.8 0.0 6.4 7.9 1.25
4 Yrs (5 Series) 1 1 .500 4.30 6 6 0 0 0 0 29.1 32 14 14 1 17 0 17 1 0 0 130 1.670 9.8 0.3 5.2 5.2 1.00
1 ALWC 1 0 1.000 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 22 1.235 9.5 0.0 1.6 6.4 4.00
2 ALDS 0 0 4.35 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 8 5 5 0 8 0 7 1 0 0 45 1.548 7.0 0.0 7.0 6.1 0.88
1 NLDS 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 2.333 15.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 4.35 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 5 5 1 6 0 5 0 0 0 48 1.839 11.3 0.9 5.2 4.4 0.83

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
2005 24 LAA AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2006 25 LAA AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 26 LAA AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 ★ 27 LAA AL 31 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2009 28 LAA AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 29 TOT MLB 33 28 24 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8 .083 .120 .083 .203 -45 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
2010 29 LAA AL 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 29 ARI NL 13 27 23 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8 .087 .125 .087 .212 -42 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
2011 30 ARI NL 33 67 61 2 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 15 .197 .222 .213 .435 19 13 1 0 4 0 0 1
2012 31 TOT MLB 28 46 35 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .086 .154 .086 .240 -33 3 0 0 7 1 0 1
2012 31 ARI NL 21 46 35 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .086 .154 .086 .240 -33 3 0 0 7 1 0 1
2012 31 BAL AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2013 32 SEA AL 33 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2014 33 TEX AL 8 0 /1
10 Yrs 230 150 128 3 17 1 0 0 6 1 0 6 34 .133 .170 .141 .311 -15 18 1 0 15 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 106 90 2 12 1 0 0 4 4 .133 .170 .141 .311 -15 13
LAA (6 yrs) 115 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARI (3 yrs) 67 140 119 3 17 1 0 0 6 1 0 6 30 .143 .183 .151 .334 -8 18 1 0 14 1 0
TEX (1 yr) 8 0
SEA (1 yr) 33 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 163 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 67 140 119 3 17 1 0 0 6 1 0 6 30 .143 .183 .151 .334 -8 18 1 0 14 1 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
2005 24 LAA AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2006 25 LAA AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2007 26 LAA AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $380,000 1
2008 ★ 27 LAA AL 31 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $425,000 1 AS
2009 28 LAA AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $475,000 1
2010 29 LAA AL 20 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,700,000 1
2010 29 ARI NL 13 27 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2011 30 ARI NL 33 67 -6 0 -0 0 9 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .508 .502 0.2 0.0 2 $5,500,000 1
2012 31 ARI NL 21 46 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,000,000 1
2012 31 BAL AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2013 32 SEA AL 33 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $6,500,000 1
9 Seasons 222 150 -21 1 0 0 21 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 1 $22,980,000
LAA (6 yrs) 115 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $4,980,000
ARI (3 yrs) 67 140 -19 1 0 0 19 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $11,500,000
SEA (1 yr) 33 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $6,500,000
BAL (1 yr) 7 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
2008 27 LAA AL ALDS BOS L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 28 LAA AL ALCS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 ARI NL NLDS MIL L 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 31 BAL AL ALWC TEX W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 31 BAL AL ALDS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (5 Series) 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
2005 LAA AL 24 P 2 2 0 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.74 1.70 1 0 0% 30% 0
2006 LAA AL 25 P 13 13 0 70.2 11 1 10 0 3 1.000 0 0 1.40 0.85 .958 1.57 1.54 1 3 75% 30% 1
2007 LAA AL 26 P 18 18 0 107.1 17 3 14 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.43 0.94 .955 1.60 1.59 7 4 36% 27% 2
2008 LAA AL 27 P 31 31 1 198.0 41 8 33 0 3 1.000 1 1 1.86 1.32 .952 1.60 1.59 18 7 28% 27% 3 AS
2009 LAA AL 28 P 31 31 1 186.0 32 7 24 1 3 .969 1 1 1.50 1.00 .953 1.53 1.51 18 7 28% 26% 2
2010 TOT MLB 29 P 33 33 3 203.1 53 6 46 1 1 .981 4 3 2.30 1.58 .953 1.67 1.65 9 10 53% 28% 8
2010 LAA AL 29 P 20 20 2 120.2 38 2 35 1 1 .974 6 10 2.76 1.85 .953 1.63 1.61 4 6 60% 26% 5
2010 ARI NL 29 P 13 13 1 82.2 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 -2 -5 1.63 1.15 .954 1.73 1.72 5 4 44% 29% 3
2011 ARI NL 30 P 33 33 1 212.0 49 13 36 0 2 1.000 7 7 2.08 1.48 .955 1.80 1.79 9 12 57% 28% 4
2012 TOT MLB 31 P 28 28 1 174.2 36 12 23 1 2 .972 4 4 1.80 1.25 .951 1.72 1.70 4 6 60% 26% 2
2012 ARI NL 31 P 21 21 1 130.0 29 11 17 1 1 .966 3 5 1.94 1.33 .950 1.77 1.75 3 5 63% 26% 2
2012 BAL AL 31 P 7 7 0 44.2 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 1 4 1.41 1.00 .954 1.57 1.56 1 1 50% 26% 0
2013 SEA AL 32 P 32 32 2 183.0 44 8 35 1 3 .977 1 1 2.11 1.34 .957 1.54 1.53 16 5 24% 26% 1
2014 TEX AL 33 P 8 8 0 39.2 8 2 5 1 1 .875 0 0 1.59 0.88 .949 1.47 1.48 1 1 50% 27% 0
10 Seasons P 229 229 9 1384.0 291 60 226 5 18 .983 18 2 1.86 1.25 .954 1.63 1.62 84 55 40% 27% 23
10 Seasons TOT 229 229 9 1384.0 291 60 226 5 18 .983 18 12 1.86 1.25 .954 1.63 1.62 84 55 40% 27% 23
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2008 AL  4.6 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2008 AL  3.41 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  17 (6th)
2009 AL  16 (7th)
Active  89 (37th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2008 AL  .708 (5th)
2009 AL  .696 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2008 AL  1.212 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  2.829 (38th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
Active  1,384.0 (45th)

Games Started s c a p y
2010 ML  33 (10th)
2011 NL  33 (4th)
Active  229 (41st)

Complete Games s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (9th)
Active  9 (39th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2009 AL  1 (7th)
2010 AL  1 (3rd)
2012 NL  1 (8th)
Active  3 (47th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  29 (2nd)
2011 NL  29 (3rd)
Active  178 (33rd)

Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  202 (8th)
2010 ML  232 (5th)
2011 NL  210 (10th)
2013 AL  232 (2nd)
Active  1,530 (36th)

Losses s c a p y
2010 ML  17 (1st)
2013 AL  16 (2nd)
Active  86 (35th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  95 (6th)
2013 AL  107 (2nd)
Active  669 (38th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
Active  5,945 (45th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2008 AL  131 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2008 AL  22 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  2.3 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2008 AL  27.03 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2008 AL  3.4 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2008 AL  2.7 (8th)

Assists as P s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (4th)
2013 AL  35 (2nd)
Active  226 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2013 AL  2.11 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
Active  1.25 (11th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2008 AL  1.000 (1st)
2011 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 24 (973), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (997), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1772), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (889th), 9.0 career WAR/10.4 7yr-peak WAR/9.7 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
2007 26 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $380,000 ?
2008 27 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $425,000 ?
2009 28 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $475,000 ?
2010 29 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $3,700,000 3.013
2011 30 Arizona Diamondbacks $5,500,000 ?
2012 31 Arizona Diamondbacks $6,000,000 5.013 contracts
2013 32 Seattle Mariners $6,500,000 6.013 contracts
2014 33 Texas Rangers $500,000 7.013
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,480,000
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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