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Billy Taylor

William Howell Taylor

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 8", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 16, 1961 in Monticello, FL
High School: Central HS (Thomasville, GA)
School: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1980 amateur draft (January). Player signed March 24, 1980. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 1994 (Age 32.171)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Mets/DevilRays/Pirates 1994-2001

Final Game: April 8, 2001 (Age 39.174)
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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 32 OAK AL 1 3 .250 3.50 41 0 11 0 0 1 46.1 38 24 18 4 18 5 48 2 0 0 195 127 3.48 1.209 7.4 0.8 3.5 9.3 2.67
1995 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1996 34 OAK AL 6 3 .667 4.33 55 0 30 0 0 17 60.1 52 30 29 5 25 4 67 4 0 1 261 118 3.47 1.276 7.8 0.7 3.7 10.0 2.68
1997 35 OAK AL 3 4 .429 3.82 72 0 45 0 0 23 73.0 70 32 31 3 36 9 66 5 0 0 320 117 3.52 1.452 8.6 0.4 4.4 8.1 1.83
1998 36 OAK AL 4 9 .308 3.58 70 0 58 0 0 33 73.0 71 37 29 7 22 4 58 3 1 0 311 127 3.82 1.274 8.8 0.9 2.7 7.2 2.64
1999 37 TOT MLB 1 6 .143 4.95 61 0 43 0 0 26 56.1 68 35 31 5 23 8 52 2 1 1 257 93 3.77 1.615 10.9 0.8 3.7 8.3 2.26
1999 37 OAK AL 1 5 .167 3.98 43 0 38 0 0 26 43.0 48 23 19 3 14 3 38 2 1 1 189 116 3.39 1.442 10.0 0.6 2.9 8.0 2.71
1999 37 NYM NL 0 1 .000 8.10 18 0 5 0 0 0 13.1 20 12 12 2 9 5 14 0 0 0 68 56 5.01 2.175 13.5 1.4 6.1 9.5 1.56
2000 38 TBD AL 1 3 .250 8.56 17 0 7 0 0 0 13.2 13 13 13 2 9 2 13 2 0 0 62 59 5.55 1.610 8.6 1.3 5.9 8.6 1.44
2001 39 PIT NL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 118 6.55 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0 13.5
7 Yrs 16 28 .364 4.21 317 0 194 0 0 100 324.2 314 172 152 27 133 32 307 18 2 2 1414 110 3.72 1.377 8.7 0.7 3.7 8.5 2.31
162 Game Avg. 3 6 .364 4.21 68 0 42 0 0 21 70 67 37 33 6 29 7 66 4 0 0 303 110 3.72 1.377 8.7 0.7 3.7 8.5 2.31
OAK (5 yrs) 15 24 .385 3.84 281 0 182 0 0 100 295.2 279 146 126 22 115 25 277 16 2 2 1276 121 3.56 1.333 8.5 0.7 3.5 8.4 2.41
TBD (1 yr) 1 3 .250 8.56 17 0 7 0 0 0 13.2 13 13 13 2 9 2 13 2 0 0 62 59 5.55 1.610 8.6 1.3 5.9 8.6 1.44
NYM (1 yr) 0 1 .000 8.10 18 0 5 0 0 0 13.1 20 12 12 2 9 5 14 0 0 0 68 56 5.01 2.175 13.5 1.4 6.1 9.5 1.56
PIT (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 118 6.55 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0 13.5
AL (6 yrs) 16 27 .372 4.04 298 0 189 0 0 100 309.1 292 159 139 24 124 27 290 18 2 2 1338 115 3.65 1.345 8.5 0.7 3.6 8.4 2.34
NL (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 7.63 19 0 5 0 0 0 15.1 22 13 13 3 9 5 17 0 0 0 76 61 5.21 2.022 12.9 1.8 5.3 10.0 1.89
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 32 OAK AL 46.1 41 0 24 4.66 5.38 0.22 -0.41 92.5 4.39 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 4 .496 .499 $132,500
1996 34 OAK AL 60.1 55 0 30 4.48 5.56 -0.27 -0.41 102.3 5.54 6 0.6 1.9 0.1 1.3 15 .510 .503 $135,000
1997 35 OAK AL 73.0 72 0 32 3.95 5.09 -0.48 -0.38 96.5 5.00 8 0.8 1.7 0.1 1.7 17 .511 .505 $575,000
1998 36 OAK AL 73.0 70 0 37 4.56 5.08 -0.39 -0.39 97.6 4.96 3 0.3 1.8 -0.0 1.0 12 .504 .502 $1,100,000
1999 37 OAK AL 43.0 43 0 23 4.81 5.23 -0.29 -0.38 94.5 4.85 0 0.0 1.9 -0.1 0.4 5 .500 .500 $2,500,000
1999 37 NYM NL 13.1 18 0 12 8.10 5.40 0.15 -0.41 93.7 4.53 -5 -0.5 .9 0.0 -0.4 -4 .472 .497
2000 38 TBD AL 13.2 17 0 13 8.56 5.48 0.05 -0.40 99.4 5.00 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .471 .497
2001 39 PIT NL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 4.90 -0.01 -0.36 112.0 5.09 0 0.0 .2 -0.0 0.0 0 .513 .500
7 Seasons 324.2 317 0 172 4.77 5.26 -0.24 -0.40 97.1 4.97 5 0.6 1.6 -0.1 3.9 45 .502 .502 $4,442,500
OAK (5 yrs) 295.2 281 0 146 4.44 5.25 -0.28 -0.39 97.0 4.98 16 1.5 1.7 -0.0 4.7 53 .506 .502 $4,442,500
TBD (1 yr) 13.2 17 0 13 8.56 5.48 0.05 -0.40 99.4 5.00 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .471 .497
NYM (1 yr) 13.1 18 0 12 8.10 5.40 0.15 -0.41 93.7 4.53 -5 -0.5 .9 0.0 -0.4 -4 .472 .497
PIT (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 4.90 -0.01 -0.36 112.0 5.09 0 0.0 .2 -0.0 0.0 0 .513 .500

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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 32 OAK AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1995 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1996 34 OAK AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1997 35 OAK AL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 36 OAK AL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 37 TOT MLB 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 37 OAK AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 37 NYM NL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 38 TBD AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 39 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 317 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (5 yrs) 281 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TBD (1 yr) 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 298 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 19 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
1994 32 OAK AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $132,500 1
1996 34 OAK AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $135,000 1
1997 35 OAK AL 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $575,000 1
1998 36 OAK AL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,100,000 1
1999 37 OAK AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,500,000 1
1999 37 NYM NL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2000 38 TBD AL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2001 39 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 317 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $4,442,500
OAK (5 yrs) 281 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.3 1 $4,442,500
TBD (1 yr) 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
NYM (1 yr) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PIT (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .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
1994 OAK AL 32 P 41 0 0 46.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.97 0.12 .956 1.71 1.71 5 0 0% 31% 0
1996 OAK AL 34 P 55 0 0 60.1 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.94 0.24 .960 1.78 1.76 6 0 0% 30% 0
1997 OAK AL 35 P 72 0 0 73.0 16 3 13 0 1 1.000 1.97 0.22 .955 1.71 1.69 10 3 23% 33% 0
1998 OAK AL 36 P 70 0 0 73.0 12 4 8 0 2 1.000 1.48 0.17 .958 1.78 1.76 7 0 0% 31% 0
1999 TOT MLB 37 P 61 0 0 56.1 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.28 0.13 .951 1.69 1.68 11 3 21% 32% 0
1999 OAK AL 37 P 43 0 0 43.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.26 0.14 .952 1.70 1.66 8 3 27% 33% 0
1999 NYM NL 37 P 18 0 0 13.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.11 .950 1.69 1.71 3 0 0% 29% 0
2000 TBD AL 38 P 17 0 0 13.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.66 0.06 .960 1.65 1.60 2 2 50% 30% 0
2001 PIT NL 39 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 317 0 0 324.2 55 15 40 0 3 1.000 1.52 0.17 .957 1.73 1.71 41 8 16% 32% 0
7 Seasons TOT 317 0 0 324.2 55 15 40 0 3 1.000 1.52 0.17 .957 1.73 1.71 41 8 16% 32% 0
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
1997 AL  72 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1997 AL  23 (10th)
1998 AL  33 (8th)
Career  100 (134th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1997 AL  45 (9th)
1998 AL  58 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
2000 AL  born 1961-10-16 (7th)
2001 NL  born 1961-10-16 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1725), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1241), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (690th), 4.1 career WAR/4.1 7yr-peak WAR/4.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1994 32 Oakland Athletics $132,500 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 34 Oakland Athletics $135,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 35 Oakland Athletics $575,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 36 Oakland Athletics $1,100,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 37 Oakland Athletics $2,500,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,442,500
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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