Bobby Thigpen

Robert Thomas Thigpen

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 17, 1963 in Tallahassee, FL
Schools: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS), Seminole Community College (Sanford, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 1986 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Phillies/Mariners 1986-1994

Final Game: April 27, 1994 (Age 30)
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Standard Fielding

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
1986 CHW AL 22 P 20 0 0 35.2 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 1.51 0.30 .957 1.84 1.81 2 0 0% 34% 0
1987 CHW AL 23 P 51 0 0 89.0 24 8 14 2 1 .917 2.22 0.43 .955 1.84 1.82 3 2 40% 31% 0
1988 CHW AL 24 P 68 0 0 90.0 16 5 11 0 2 1.000 1.60 0.24 .961 1.78 1.77 4 1 20% 31% 0
1989 CHW AL 25 P 61 0 0 79.0 14 7 7 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.23 .960 1.87 1.85 5 0 0% 31% 0
1990 CHW AL 26 P 77 0 0 88.2 19 10 8 1 2 .947 1.83 0.23 .953 1.78 1.76 3 0 0% 34% 0 AS,CYA-4,MVP-5
1991 CHW AL 27 P 67 0 0 69.2 19 3 15 1 0 .947 2.33 0.27 .956 1.80 1.80 8 5 38% 34% 0
1992 CHW AL 28 P 55 0 0 55.0 13 7 6 0 2 1.000 2.13 0.24 .953 1.72 1.71 3 0 0% 34% 0
1993 TOT MLB 29 P 42 0 0 54.0 6 1 5 0 2 1.000 1.00 0.14 .953 1.80 1.80 4 4 50% 34% 0
1993 CHW AL 29 P 25 0 0 34.2 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0.78 0.12 .953 1.79 1.78 2 3 60% 36% 0
1993 PHI NL 29 P 17 0 0 19.1 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.18 .953 1.82 1.83 2 1 33% 31% 0
1994 SEA AL 30 P 7 0 0 7.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.14 .960 1.76 1.71 0 0 1
9 Seasons P 448 0 0 568.2 118 43 71 4 10 .966 1.80 0.25 .956 1.80 1.79 32 12 27% 33% 1
9 Seasons TOT 448 0 0 568.2 118 43 71 4 10 .966 1.80 0.25 .956 1.80 1.79 32 12 27% 33% 1
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1986 CHW AL 22 P
1987 CHW AL 23 P
1988 CHW AL 24 P
1989 CHW AL 25 P
1990 CHW AL 26 P
1991 CHW AL 27 P
1992 CHW AL 28 P
1993 CHW AL 29 P
1993 PHI NL 29 P
1994 SEA AL 30 P
9 Seasons P
9 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1986 CHW AL 22 20 0 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 CHW AL 23 51 0 2 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 CHW AL 24 68 0 0 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CHW AL 25 61 0 0 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 CHW AL 26 77 0 0 77 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 CHW AL 27 67 0 0 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 CHW AL 28 55 0 0 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CHW AL 29 25 0 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 PHI NL 29 17 0 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 SEA AL 30 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 448 0 19 448 448 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1986 CHW AL 22 142 79% 22% 5 100% 0 2 1 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1987 CHW AL 23 369 81% 23% 19 84% 0 8 0 5 15 12 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 5 80%
1988 CHW AL 24 398 78% 30% 9 100% 0 5 1 2 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 100%
1989 CHW AL 25 336 77% 28% 10 100% 0 7 1 4 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1990 CHW AL 26 347 72% 27% 14 79% 1 10 3 6 8 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 7 71%
1991 CHW AL 27 309 77% 28% 14 100% 2 3 0 3 15 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1992 CHW AL 28 253 70% 23% 7 100% 0 7 1 5 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1993 CHW AL 29 166 81% 28% 3 67% 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
1993 PHI NL 29 88 83% 35% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1994 SEA AL 30 40 80% 15% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 2448 77% 27% 84 92% 3 43 7 26 70 49 6 4 0 1 3 2 9 3 7 2 27 89%
MLB Averages 80% 32% 91% 86%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 AL (5, 43%)
0.43 Career Shares (498th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 AL (4, 14%)
0.14 Career Shares (183rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1988 AL  68 (2nd)
1990 AL  77 (1st)

                                         

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