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Craig Swan

Craig Steven Swan

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

Born: November 30, 1950 in Van Nuys, CA
High School: Millikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1973 (Age 22.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Angels 1973-1984
Agents: Dick Merkel,Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: May 29, 1984 (Age 33.181)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 30, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #941. Ed Summers… #942. Rick Waits… #943. Len Barker… #944. CRAIG SWAN… #945. Chien-Ming Wang… #946. Steve Reed… #947. Jesse Crain… 

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
1973 22 NYM NL 0 1 .000 8.64 3 1 0 0 0 0 8.1 16 9 8 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 42 44 5.45 2.160 17.3 2.2 2.2 4.3 2.00
1974 23 NYM NL 1 3 .250 4.45 7 5 0 0 0 0 30.1 28 19 15 1 21 3 10 0 0 1 138 82 4.42 1.615 8.3 0.3 6.2 3.0 0.48
1975 24 NYM NL 1 3 .250 6.39 6 6 0 0 0 0 31.0 38 22 22 4 13 2 19 1 2 0 142 55 4.39 1.645 11.0 1.2 3.8 5.5 1.46
1976 25 NYM NL 6 9 .400 3.54 23 22 1 2 1 0 132.1 129 64 52 11 44 3 89 5 3 0 568 93 3.48 1.307 8.8 0.7 3.0 6.1 2.02
1977 26 NYM NL 9 10 .474 4.23 26 24 2 2 1 0 146.2 153 76 69 10 56 3 71 1 2 1 638 88 3.82 1.425 9.4 0.6 3.4 4.4 1.27
1978 27 NYM NL 9 6 .600 2.43 29 28 0 5 1 0 207.1 164 62 56 12 58 8 125 2 0 1 819 143 3.00 1.071 7.1 0.5 2.5 5.4 2.16
1979 28 NYM NL 14 13 .519 3.29 35 35 0 10 3 0 251.1 241 102 92 20 57 9 145 2 1 2 1027 110 3.32 1.186 8.6 0.7 2.0 5.2 2.54
1980 29 NYM NL 5 9 .357 3.58 21 21 0 4 1 0 128.1 117 59 51 20 30 3 79 0 1 0 520 99 4.25 1.145 8.2 1.4 2.1 5.5 2.63
1981 30 NYM NL 0 2 .000 3.29 5 3 0 0 0 0 13.2 10 6 5 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 50 109 1.50 0.805 6.6 0.0 0.7 5.9 9.00
1982 31 NYM NL 11 7 .611 3.35 37 21 6 2 0 1 166.1 165 70 62 13 37 4 67 0 0 0 691 109 3.59 1.214 8.9 0.7 2.0 3.6 1.81
1983 32 NYM NL 2 8 .200 5.51 27 18 4 0 0 1 96.1 112 63 59 14 42 3 43 0 1 1 424 66 5.06 1.599 10.5 1.3 3.9 4.0 1.02
1984 33 TOT MLB 1 1 .500 8.75 12 1 2 0 0 0 23.2 26 23 23 8 7 0 12 0 2 1 104 43 7.04 1.394 9.9 3.0 2.7 4.6 1.71
1984 33 NYM NL 1 0 1.000 8.20 10 0 2 0 0 0 18.2 18 17 17 5 7 0 10 0 2 1 81 44 6.30 1.339 8.7 2.4 3.4 4.8 1.43
1984 33 CAL AL 0 1 .000 10.80 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 6 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 40 9.77 1.600 14.4 5.4 0.0 3.6
12 Yrs 59 72 .450 3.74 231 185 15 25 7 2 1235.2 1199 575 514 115 368 38 673 11 12 7 5163 96 3.73 1.268 8.7 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.83
162 Game Avg. 10 12 .450 3.74 38 30 2 4 1 0 202 196 94 84 19 60 6 110 2 2 1 844 96 3.73 1.268 8.7 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.83
NYM (12 yrs) 59 71 .454 3.72 229 184 15 25 7 2 1230.2 1191 569 508 112 368 38 671 11 12 7 5140 96 3.71 1.267 8.7 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.82
CAL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 10.80 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 6 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 40 9.77 1.600 14.4 5.4 0.0 3.6
NL (12 yrs) 59 71 .454 3.72 229 184 15 25 7 2 1230.2 1191 569 508 112 368 38 671 11 12 7 5140 96 3.71 1.267 8.7 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.82
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 10.80 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 6 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 40 9.77 1.600 14.4 5.4 0.0 3.6
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
1973 22 NYM NL 8.1 3 1 9 9.72 3.95 -0.02 -0.09 96.3 3.73 -6 -0.5 .3 0.1 -0.4 -5 .328 .497
1974 23 NYM NL 30.1 7 5 19 5.64 4.03 -0.44 0.11 100.8 4.62 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .445 .498
1975 24 NYM NL 31.0 6 6 22 6.39 3.98 -0.00 0.12 98.7 4.05 -8 -0.8 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .365 .495
1976 25 NYM NL 132.1 23 22 64 4.35 3.92 0.07 0.12 97.5 3.87 -8 -0.9 .0 -0.1 0.2 3 .460 .494
1977 26 NYM NL 146.2 26 24 76 4.66 4.50 -0.04 0.15 94.3 4.42 -5 -0.5 .7 -0.1 0.7 9 .480 .497 $70,000
1978 27 NYM NL 207.1 29 28 62 2.69 4.06 -0.12 0.12 96.8 4.16 32 3.9 .3 -0.1 5.6 50 .635 .524 $80,000
1979 28 NYM NL 251.1 35 35 102 3.65 4.26 -0.20 0.14 98.6 4.54 22 2.5 -0.1 4.6 45 .572 .516 $90,000
1980 29 NYM NL 128.1 21 21 59 4.14 4.00 -0.17 0.14 98.4 4.24 1 0.1 -0.1 1.2 12 .506 .501 $560,000
1981 30 NYM NL 13.2 5 3 6 3.95 3.95 -0.22 0.01 97.8 4.09 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .501 .500 $560,000
1982 31 NYM NL 166.1 37 21 70 3.79 4.03 -0.45 0.05 101.1 4.57 13 1.4 1.2 -0.1 2.9 29 .539 .509 $585,000
1983 32 NYM NL 96.1 27 18 63 5.89 4.17 0.03 0.07 101.3 4.27 -18 -1.9 .2 0.1 -0.9 -9 .431 .489 $660,000
1984 33 NYM NL 18.2 10 0 17 8.20 4.09 -0.14 -0.32 103.1 4.04 -9 -0.9 .5 0.2 -0.5 -7 .409 .494 $760,000
1984 33 CAL AL 5.0 2 1 6 10.80 4.46 0.02 0.05 100.0 4.49 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .343 .498
12 Seasons 1235.2 231 185 575 4.19 4.13 -0.15 0.11 98.3 4.31 7 1.8 .7 -0.2 12.6 119 .508 .504 $3,365,000
NYM (12 yrs) 1230.2 229 184 569 4.16 4.13 -0.15 0.11 98.3 4.31 10 2.1 .7 -0.2 12.9 122 .509 .504 $3,365,000
CAL (1 yr) 5.0 2 1 6 10.80 4.46 0.02 0.05 100.0 4.49 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .343 .498

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
1973 22 NYM NL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1974 23 NYM NL 7 12 11 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .364 .417 .364 .780 121 4 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1975 24 NYM NL 6 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 /1
1976 25 NYM NL 23 49 39 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 17 .103 .186 .103 .289 -13 4 0 1 6 0 0 1
1977 26 NYM NL 26 54 48 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 .188 .188 .188 .375 4 9 0 0 6 0 0 1
1978 27 NYM NL 29 76 65 2 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 15 .154 .191 .154 .345 -0 10 1 0 8 0 0 1
1979 28 NYM NL 35 91 81 3 10 2 0 0 2 0 1 6 38 .123 .184 .148 .332 -6 12 0 0 4 0 0 1
1980 29 NYM NL 21 43 32 1 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 13 .219 .306 .219 .524 51 7 2 0 7 0 0 1
1981 30 NYM NL 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1982 31 NYM NL 37 54 44 4 8 1 0 1 4 0 0 7 15 .182 .294 .273 .567 61 12 1 0 3 0 0 1
1983 32 NYM NL 27 27 26 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .077 .077 .077 .154 -57 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 33 TOT MLB 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 33 NYM NL 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 33 CAL AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 231 421 358 18 54 3 0 1 18 0 1 24 131 .151 .206 .168 .374 7 60 4 1 38 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 295 251 13 38 2 0 1 13 0 1 17 92 .151 .206 .168 .374 7 42 3 1 27 0 0
NYM (12 yrs) 229 421 358 18 54 3 0 1 18 0 1 24 131 .151 .206 .168 .374 7 60 4 1 38 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (12 yrs) 229 421 358 18 54 3 0 1 18 0 1 24 131 .151 .206 .168 .374 7 60 4 1 38 0 0
AL (1 yr) 2 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
1973 22 NYM NL 3 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1974 23 NYM NL 7 12 0 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .526 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1975 24 NYM NL 6 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1976 25 NYM NL 23 49 -6 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1977 26 NYM NL 26 54 -7 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $70,000 1
1978 27 NYM NL 29 76 -9 -1 -0 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $80,000 1
1979 28 NYM NL 35 91 -12 -1 1 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $90,000 1
1980 29 NYM NL 21 43 -2 -0 -0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $560,000 1
1981 30 NYM NL 5 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $560,000 /1
1982 31 NYM NL 37 54 -2 -0 -0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $585,000 1
1983 32 NYM NL 27 27 -5 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $660,000 1
1984 33 NYM NL 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $760,000 1
1984 33 CAL AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
12 Seasons 231 421 -47 -3 1 0 50 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $3,365,000
NYM (12 yrs) 229 421 -47 -3 1 0 50 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $3,365,000
CAL (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 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% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1973 NYM NL 22 P 3 1 0 8.1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.08 0.33 .950 1.84 1.87 0 1 100% 36% 0
1974 NYM NL 23 P 7 5 0 30.1 8 0 7 1 0 .875 2.08 1.00 .944 1.87 1.89 1 1 50% 33% 1
1975 NYM NL 24 P 6 6 0 31.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.58 0.33 .945 1.86 1.87 10 1 9% 32% 0
1976 NYM NL 25 P 23 22 2 132.1 25 6 17 2 0 .920 1.56 1.00 .950 1.88 1.87 18 9 33% 33% 0
1977 NYM NL 26 P 26 24 2 146.2 25 13 10 2 0 .920 1.41 0.88 .950 1.85 1.85 21 6 22% 35% 0
1978 NYM NL 27 P 29 28 5 207.1 49 17 30 2 5 .959 2.04 1.62 .951 1.91 1.89 16 9 36% 32% 2
1979 NYM NL 28 P 35 35 10 251.1 46 17 29 0 3 1.000 1.65 1.31 .951 1.80 1.80 25 6 19% 34% 0
1980 NYM NL 29 P 21 21 4 128.1 17 4 10 3 0 .824 0.98 0.67 .952 1.91 1.91 11 8 42% 31% 1
1981 NYM NL 30 P 5 3 0 13.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.32 0.40 .960 1.98 1.98 2 2 50% 33% 1
1982 NYM NL 31 P 37 21 2 166.1 34 16 18 0 0 1.000 1.84 0.92 .952 1.96 1.97 20 9 31% 32% 0
1983 NYM NL 32 P 27 18 0 96.1 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.31 0.52 .952 1.92 1.91 18 7 28% 33% 1
1984 TOT MLB 33 P 12 1 0 23.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.52 0.33 .955 1.86 1.86 3 0 0% 33% 0
1984 NYM NL 33 P 10 0 0 18.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.45 0.30 .953 1.88 1.87 2 0 0% 31% 0
1984 CAL AL 33 P 2 1 0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.50 .960 1.80 1.80 1 0 0% 36% 0
12 Seasons P 231 185 25 1235.2 228 79 138 11 8 .952 1.58 0.94 .951 1.88 1.89 145 59 29% 33% 6
12 Seasons TOT 231 185 25 1235.2 228 79 138 11 8 .952 1.58 0.94 .951 1.88 1.89 145 59 29% 33% 6
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
1978 NL  5.6 (4th)
1979 NL  4.6 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1978 NL  2.43 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1978 NL  1.071 (2nd)
1979 NL  1.186 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1978 NL  7.119 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 NL  2.041 (5th)
1982 NL  2.002 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1979 NL  251.3 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1979 NL  145 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1979 NL  35 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1979 NL  10 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1979 NL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1980 NL  20 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  241 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1979 NL  2.544 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1979 NL  13 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1979 NL  1,027 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1978 NL  143 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1978 NL  3.00 (10th)
1979 NL  3.32 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1978 NL  25 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1978 NL  2.8 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1978 NL  30.86 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1978 NL  3.9 (2nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1978 NL  3.2 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1978 NL  3.6 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1979 NL  1.000 (1st)
1982 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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (475), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 21 (1069), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1633), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (970), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (695th), 12.7 career WAR/15.6 7yr-peak WAR/14.2 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
1977 26 New York Mets $70,000 ? 2/23/80 TSN
1978 27 New York Mets $80,000 ? 2/23/80 TSN
1979 28 New York Mets $90,000 ? 2/23/80 TSN
1980 29 New York Mets $560,000 ? 8/16/81 NYT Includes pro-rated $675K signing bonus
1981 30 New York Mets $560,000 ? 8/16/81 NYT Includes pro-rated $675K signing bonus
1982 31 New York Mets $585,000 ? 8/16/81 NYT Includes pro-rated $675K signing bonus
1983 32 New York Mets $660,000 ? 8/16/81 NYT Includes pro-rated $675K signing bonus
1984 33 New York Mets $760,000 ? 8/16/81 NYT Includes pro-rated $675K signing bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,365,000
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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