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Jeff Tam

Jeffrey Eugene Tam

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 202 lb.

Born: August 19, 1970 in Fullerton, CA
High School: Eau Gallie HS (Melbourne, FL)
Schools: Brevard Community College (Cocoa, FL), Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, FL), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1998 (Age 27)
Rookie Status: Lost 2000 [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/BlueJays/Mets/Indians 1998-2003

Final Game: July 9, 2003 (Age 32)
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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 27 NYM NL 1 1 .500 6.28 15 0 5 0 0 0 14.1 13 10 10 2 4 1 8 2 0 0 60 68 5.09 1.186 8.2 1.3 2.5 5.0 2.00
1999 28 TOT MLB 0 0 5.40 10 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 8 7 7 3 4 1 8 0 0 0 47 87 6.13 1.029 6.2 2.3 3.1 6.2 2.00
1999 28 CLE AL 0 0 81.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 12 12.13 9.000 54.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
1999 28 NYM NL 0 0 3.18 9 0 3 0 0 0 11.1 6 4 4 3 3 0 8 0 0 0 43 144 5.96 0.794 4.8 2.4 2.4 6.4 2.67
2000 29 OAK AL 3 3 .500 2.63 72 0 23 0 0 3 85.2 86 30 25 3 23 8 46 1 0 3 351 179 3.36 1.272 9.0 0.3 2.4 4.8 2.00
2001 30 OAK AL 2 4 .333 3.01 70 0 15 0 0 3 74.2 68 27 25 3 29 9 44 3 0 0 310 145 3.68 1.299 8.2 0.4 3.5 5.3 1.52
2002 31 OAK AL 1 2 .333 5.13 40 0 14 0 0 0 40.1 56 26 23 2 13 5 14 2 0 3 188 85 4.03 1.711 12.5 0.4 2.9 3.1 1.08
2003 32 TOR AL 0 4 .000 5.64 44 0 9 0 0 1 44.2 58 30 28 5 25 7 26 1 0 2 214 84 5.07 1.858 11.7 1.0 5.0 5.2 1.04
6 Yrs 7 14 .333 3.91 251 0 69 0 0 7 271.1 289 130 118 18 98 31 146 9 0 8 1170 116 4.04 1.426 9.6 0.6 3.3 4.8 1.49
162 Game Avg. 2 4 .333 3.91 68 0 19 0 0 2 73 78 35 32 5 27 8 40 2 0 2 317 116 4.04 1.426 9.6 0.6 3.3 4.8 1.49
OAK (3 yrs) 6 9 .400 3.27 182 0 52 0 0 6 200.2 210 83 73 8 65 22 104 6 0 6 849 138 3.61 1.370 9.4 0.4 2.9 4.7 1.60
NYM (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 4.91 24 0 8 0 0 0 25.2 19 14 14 5 7 1 16 2 0 0 103 90 5.47 1.013 6.7 1.8 2.5 5.6 2.29
CLE (1 yr) 0 0 81.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 12 12.13 9.000 54.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
TOR (1 yr) 0 4 .000 5.64 44 0 9 0 0 1 44.2 58 30 28 5 25 7 26 1 0 2 214 84 5.07 1.858 11.7 1.0 5.0 5.2 1.04
AL (5 yrs) 6 13 .316 3.81 227 0 61 0 0 7 245.2 270 116 104 13 91 30 130 7 0 8 1067 120 3.89 1.469 9.9 0.5 3.3 4.8 1.43
NL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 4.91 24 0 8 0 0 0 25.2 19 14 14 5 7 1 16 2 0 0 103 90 5.47 1.013 6.7 1.8 2.5 5.6 2.29

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 27 NYM NL 14.1 15 0 10 6.28 4.96 0.05 -0.38 98.6 4.47 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .481 .498 $170,000
1999 28 CLE AL 0.1 1 0 3 81.00 5.18 0.62 -0.38 106.0 4.43 -3 -0.2 .8 0.0 -0.2 -3 .289 .499
1999 28 NYM NL 11.1 9 0 4 3.18 5.08 0.13 -0.38 102.4 4.68 2 0.2 .3 -0.1 0.2 3 .520 .501 $207,500
2000 29 OAK AL 85.2 72 0 30 3.15 5.43 -0.29 -0.40 96.5 5.13 18 1.7 1.3 0.0 2.7 29 .524 .511 $240,000
2001 30 OAK AL 74.2 70 0 27 3.25 5.05 0.12 -0.38 97.5 4.44 9 0.9 1.6 0.1 1.8 18 .513 .506 $350,000
2002 31 OAK AL 40.1 40 0 26 5.80 5.17 -0.05 -0.39 98.6 4.76 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .488 .497 $700,000
2003 32 TOR AL 44.2 44 0 30 6.04 4.93 -0.27 -0.37 105.2 5.08 -5 -0.5 .9 -0.1 -0.1 0 .490 .497 $600,000
6 Seasons 271.1 251 0 130 4.31 5.17 -0.10 -0.38 98.9 4.82 14 1.4 1.2 -0.1 4.1 46 .505 .504 $2,267,500
OAK (3 yrs) 200.2 182 0 83 3.72 5.24 -0.09 -0.39 97.3 4.80 23 2.1 1.3 0.1 4.4 47 .512 .506 $1,290,000
NYM (2 yrs) 25.2 24 0 14 4.91 5.02 0.09 -0.38 100.3 4.56 -1 -0.1 .7 -0.1 0.0 1 .495 .499 $377,500
CLE (1 yr) 0.1 1 0 3 81.00 5.18 0.62 -0.38 106.0 4.43 -3 -0.2 .8 0.0 -0.2 -3 .289 .499
TOR (1 yr) 44.2 44 0 30 6.04 4.93 -0.27 -0.37 105.2 5.08 -5 -0.5 .9 -0.1 -0.1 0 .490 .497 $600,000

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
2000 29 OAK AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 12 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
2001 30 OAK AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 0 6.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 6 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 18 2.333 18.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
2 ALDS 0 0 6.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 6 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 18 2.333 18.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00

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 27 NYM NL 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 28 TOT MLB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 28 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1999 28 NYM NL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2000 29 OAK AL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 30 OAK AL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 31 OAK AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 32 TOR AL 44 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 654 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 251 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 281 2 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 281 1 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (3 yrs) 182 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (2 yrs) 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 44 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 654 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 227 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 654 2 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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 27 NYM NL 15 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $170,000 1
1999 28 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1999 28 NYM NL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $207,500 /1
2000 29 OAK AL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $240,000 1
2001 30 OAK AL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $350,000 1
2002 31 OAK AL 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $700,000 1
2003 32 TOR AL 44 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $600,000 1
6 Seasons 251 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $2,267,500
OAK (3 yrs) 182 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $1,290,000
NYM (2 yrs) 24 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $377,500
CLE (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
TOR (1 yr) 44 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $600,000

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
2000 29 OAK AL ALDS NYY L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 30 OAK AL ALDS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 4 0 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 NYM NL 27 P 15 0 0 14.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.51 0.27 .960 1.82 1.84 1 0 0% 32% 0
1999 TOT MLB 28 P 10 0 0 11.2 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 3.86 0.50 .950 1.77 1.71 0 0 0
1999 CLE AL 28 P 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 27.00 1.00 .950 2.70 1.70 0 0 0
1999 NYM NL 28 P 9 0 0 11.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 3.18 0.44 .950 1.75 1.71 0 0 0
2000 OAK AL 29 P 72 0 0 85.2 20 3 16 1 3 .950 2.00 0.26 .956 1.62 1.60 1 2 67% 30% 2
2001 OAK AL 30 P 70 0 0 74.2 14 3 11 0 1 1.000 1.69 0.20 .955 1.75 1.74 6 2 25% 29% 0
2002 OAK AL 31 P 40 0 0 40.1 17 9 8 0 1 1.000 3.79 0.43 .957 1.70 1.67 1 0 0% 32% 0
2003 TOR AL 32 P 44 0 0 44.2 12 3 8 1 3 .917 -1 -4 2.22 0.25 .957 1.73 1.71 3 0 0% 30% 0
6 Seasons P 251 0 0 271.1 72 24 46 2 8 .972 -1 -4 2.32 0.28 .956 1.70 1.69 12 4 25% 30% 2
6 Seasons TOT 251 0 0 271.1 72 24 46 2 8 .972 -1 -26 2.32 0.28 .956 1.70 1.69 12 4 25% 30% 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2000 AL  72 (7th)
2001 AL  70 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2000 AL  22.60 (10th)

                           

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 - 2 (2534), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2027), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (659th), 4.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.3 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
199827New York Mets$170,0002001 Joint Exhibit 1
199928New York Mets$207,5004/6/99 USA Today
200029Oakland Athletics$240,0004/5/00 AP
200130Oakland Athletics$350,0004/6/01 USA Today
200231Oakland Athletics$700,0004/3/02 AP
200332Toronto Blue Jays$600,0004/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,267,500
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: Jeffrey Eugene Jeff Tam

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