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Jose Valverde    \val-VAIR-day\

Jose Rafael Valverde (Papa Grande) (twitter: @PapaGrande46)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 265 lb.

Born: March 24, 1978 in San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
High School: Escuela San Lorenzo (DO)
Signed
by the Arizona Diamondbacks as an amateur free agent in 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 2003 (Age 25.069)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2003 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Diamondbacks/Tigers/Astros/Mets 2003-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$1M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.155, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Bill Rego [*]
Relatives: Nephew of Jose Mercedes
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 30, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #813. Rick Porcello… #814. George Pipgras… #815. Scot Shields… #816. JOSE VALVERDE… #817. Jim Brosnan… #818. Russ Ortiz… #819. Mickey McDermott… 

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
2003 25 ARI NL 2 1 .667 2.15 54 0 33 0 0 10 50.1 24 16 12 4 26 2 71 2 0 2 204 219 2.91 0.993 4.3 0.7 4.6 12.7 2.73
2004 26 ARI NL 1 2 .333 4.25 29 0 20 0 0 8 29.2 23 17 14 7 17 4 38 1 0 4 131 109 5.37 1.348 7.0 2.1 5.2 11.5 2.24
2005 27 ARI NL 3 4 .429 2.44 61 0 34 0 0 15 66.1 51 19 18 5 20 1 75 2 0 3 268 181 2.73 1.070 6.9 0.7 2.7 10.2 3.75
2006 28 ARI NL 2 3 .400 5.84 44 0 35 0 0 18 49.1 50 32 32 6 22 3 69 2 0 2 223 81 3.39 1.459 9.1 1.1 4.0 12.6 3.14
2007 ★ 29 ARI NL 1 4 .200 2.66 65 0 59 0 0 47 64.1 46 21 19 7 26 1 78 3 0 1 265 179 3.58 1.119 6.4 1.0 3.6 10.9 3.00 AS,CYA-6,MVP-14
2008 30 HOU NL 6 3 .667 3.38 74 0 71 0 0 44 72.0 62 28 27 10 23 6 83 2 2 3 303 125 3.67 1.181 7.8 1.3 2.9 10.4 3.61 MVP-24
2009 31 HOU NL 4 2 .667 2.33 52 0 45 0 0 25 54.0 40 15 14 5 21 1 56 2 0 1 219 178 3.50 1.130 6.7 0.8 3.5 9.3 2.67
2010 ★ 32 DET AL 2 4 .333 3.00 60 0 55 0 0 26 63.0 41 24 21 5 32 1 63 3 0 3 259 140 3.78 1.159 5.9 0.7 4.6 9.0 1.97 AS
2011 ★ 33 DET AL 2 4 .333 2.24 75 0 70 0 0 49 72.1 52 21 18 5 34 4 69 3 1 3 301 185 3.55 1.189 6.5 0.6 4.2 8.6 2.03 AS,CYA-5
2012 34 DET AL 3 4 .429 3.78 71 0 67 0 0 35 69.0 59 34 29 3 27 5 48 4 0 1 294 113 3.62 1.246 7.7 0.4 3.5 6.3 1.78
2013 35 DET AL 0 1 .000 5.59 20 0 18 0 0 9 19.1 18 12 12 6 6 0 19 2 0 0 84 76 6.36 1.241 8.4 2.8 2.8 8.8 3.17
2014 36 NYM NL 1 1 .500 5.66 21 0 13 0 0 2 20.2 24 16 13 4 10 3 23 0 0 1 95 63 4.87 1.645 10.5 1.7 4.4 10.0 2.30
12 Yrs 27 33 .450 3.27 626 0 520 0 0 288 630.1 490 255 229 67 264 31 692 26 3 24 2646 134 3.66 1.196 7.0 1.0 3.8 9.9 2.62
162 Game Avg. 3 4 .450 3.27 68 0 56 0 0 31 68 53 28 25 7 29 3 75 3 0 3 287 134 3.66 1.196 7.0 1.0 3.8 9.9 2.62
ARI (5 yrs) 9 14 .391 3.29 253 0 181 0 0 98 260.0 194 105 95 29 111 11 331 10 0 12 1091 141 3.40 1.173 6.7 1.0 3.8 11.5 2.98
DET (4 yrs) 7 13 .350 3.22 226 0 210 0 0 119 223.2 170 91 80 19 99 10 199 12 1 7 938 131 3.88 1.203 6.8 0.8 4.0 8.0 2.01
HOU (2 yrs) 10 5 .667 2.93 126 0 116 0 0 69 126.0 102 43 41 15 44 7 139 4 2 4 522 143 3.60 1.159 7.3 1.1 3.1 9.9 3.16
NYM (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.66 21 0 13 0 0 2 20.2 24 16 13 4 10 3 23 0 0 1 95 63 4.87 1.645 10.5 1.7 4.4 10.0 2.30
NL (8 yrs) 20 20 .500 3.30 400 0 310 0 0 169 406.2 320 164 149 48 165 21 493 14 2 17 1708 135 3.54 1.193 7.1 1.1 3.7 10.9 2.99
AL (4 yrs) 7 13 .350 3.22 226 0 210 0 0 119 223.2 170 91 80 19 99 10 199 12 1 7 938 131 3.88 1.203 6.8 0.8 4.0 8.0 2.01
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
2003 25 ARI NL 50.1 54 0 16 2.86 4.61 -0.12 -0.34 109.0 4.78 10 1.1 1.3 0.0 1.6 15 .520 .507
2004 26 ARI NL 29.2 29 0 17 5.16 4.79 -0.03 -0.35 109.4 4.88 -1 -0.1 1.9 -0.1 0.0 2 .496 .499 $320,000
2005 27 ARI NL 66.1 61 0 19 2.58 4.45 -0.06 -0.34 105.1 4.39 13 1.4 1.3 0.1 2.0 19 .523 .509 $335,000
2006 28 ARI NL 49.1 44 0 32 5.84 4.86 -0.01 -0.36 106.6 4.81 -6 -0.5 1.4 -0.2 -0.3 -1 .488 .497 $359,000
2007 ★ 29 ARI NL 64.1 65 0 21 2.94 4.74 0.17 -0.34 108.2 4.57 12 1.2 2.0 0.5 2.2 17 .519 .507 $2,000,000 AS,CYA-6,MVP-14
2008 30 HOU NL 72.0 74 0 28 3.50 4.65 0.07 -0.34 98.2 4.16 6 0.6 1.5 0.0 1.2 12 .508 .504 $4,700,000 MVP-24
2009 31 HOU NL 54.0 52 0 15 2.50 4.60 -0.01 -0.34 98.2 4.19 10 1.1 1.5 0.1 1.7 15 .520 .507 $8,000,000
2010 ★ 32 DET AL 63.0 60 0 24 3.43 4.52 0.11 -0.35 101.5 4.13 4 0.5 1.3 -0.1 1.0 11 .508 .503 $6,886,052 AS
2011 ★ 33 DET AL 72.1 75 0 21 2.61 4.39 0.09 -0.34 99.2 3.94 10 1.1 1.6 0.1 2.0 18 .515 .507 $7,000,000 AS,CYA-5
2012 34 DET AL 69.0 71 0 34 4.43 4.47 -0.21 -0.33 102.5 4.46 0 0.0 1.4 -0.2 0.6 7 .500 .500 $9,000,000
2013 35 DET AL 19.1 20 0 12 5.59 4.45 -0.28 -0.33 106.3 4.68 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .488 .499 $2,000,000
2014 36 NYM NL 20.2 21 0 16 6.97 3.96 0.26 -0.30 94.7 3.22 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .456 .494
12 Seasons 630.1 626 0 255 3.64 4.56 0.01 -0.34 103.0 4.35 49 5.1 1.5 0.2 11.2 108 .508 .504 $40,600,052
ARI (5 yrs) 260.0 253 0 105 3.63 4.67 -0.00 -0.34 107.4 4.65 29 3.0 1.6 0.3 5.6 52 .512 .505 $3,014,000
DET (4 yrs) 223.2 226 0 91 3.66 4.46 -0.03 -0.34 101.5 4.22 13 1.3 1.4 -0.2 3.5 37 .506 .503 $24,886,052
HOU (2 yrs) 126.0 126 0 43 3.07 4.63 0.04 -0.34 98.2 4.18 16 1.6 1.5 0.2 2.9 26 .513 .505 $12,700,000
NYM (1 yr) 20.2 21 0 16 6.97 3.96 0.26 -0.30 94.7 3.22 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .456 .494

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
2007 29 ARI NL NLDS W CHC 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 1 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 12 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 18.0 6.00
2007 29 ARI NL NLCS L COL 0 1 .000 5.40 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 9 2.400 5.4 0.0 16.2 10.8 0.67
2011 33 DET AL ALDS W NYY 0 0 6.00 3 0 3 0 0 2 3.0 2 2 2 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 15 2.000 6.0 3.0 12.0 9.0 0.75
2011 33 DET AL ALCS L TEX 0 1 .000 8.31 3 0 1 0 0 1 4.1 5 4 4 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 20 1.615 10.4 2.1 4.2 6.2 1.50
2012 34 DET AL ALDS W OAK 0 1 .000 16.20 2 0 2 0 0 1 1.2 4 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 2.400 21.6 0.0 0.0 16.2
2012 34 DET AL ALCS W NYY 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 6.000 40.5 27.0 13.5 27.0 2.00
2012 34 DET AL WS L SFG 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 12.000 108.0 0.0 0.0 27.0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 0 3 .000 9.82 14 0 9 0 0 5 14.2 20 16 16 4 11 2 20 1 0 0 76 2.114 12.3 2.5 6.8 12.3 1.82
2 ALDS 0 1 .000 9.64 5 0 5 0 0 3 4.2 6 5 5 1 4 0 6 0 0 0 24 2.143 11.6 1.9 7.7 11.6 1.50
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 1 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 12 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 18.0 6.00
2 ALCS 0 1 .000 14.40 4 0 1 0 0 1 5.0 8 8 8 3 3 2 5 1 0 0 26 2.200 14.4 5.4 5.4 9.0 1.67
1 NLCS 0 1 .000 5.40 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 9 2.400 5.4 0.0 16.2 10.8 0.67
1 WS 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 12.000 108.0 0.0 0.0 27.0

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
2003 25 ARI NL 54 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 633 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 26 ARI NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 27 ARI NL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 28 ARI NL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 ★ 29 ARI NL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-14
2008 30 HOU NL 74 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-24
2009 31 HOU NL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 ★ 32 DET AL 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2011 ★ 33 DET AL 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
2012 34 DET AL 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 35 DET AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 36 NYM NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 626 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 276 2 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 276 1 0 0 0 0 0
ARI (5 yrs) 253 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 633 2 0 0 0 0 0
DET (4 yrs) 226 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (2 yrs) 126 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 400 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 276 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 226 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
2003 25 ARI NL 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
2004 26 ARI NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $320,000 1
2005 27 ARI NL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $335,000 1
2006 28 ARI NL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $359,000 1
2007 ★ 29 ARI NL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,000,000 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-14
2008 30 HOU NL 74 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,700,000 1 MVP-24
2009 31 HOU NL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $8,000,000 1
2010 ★ 32 DET AL 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $6,886,052 1 AS
2011 ★ 33 DET AL 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $7,000,000 1 AS,CYA-5
2012 34 DET AL 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000,000 1
2013 35 DET AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,000,000 1
2014 36 NYM NL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
12 Seasons 625 2 0 0 0 0 3 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.4 0.2 4 $40,600,052
ARI (5 yrs) 253 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $3,014,000
DET (4 yrs) 226 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $24,886,052
HOU (2 yrs) 126 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $12,700,000
NYM (1 yr) 20 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
2007 29 ARI NL NLDS CHC W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 29 ARI NL NLCS COL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 33 DET AL ALDS NYY W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 33 DET AL ALCS TEX L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 DET AL ALDS OAK W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 DET AL ALCS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 DET AL WS SFG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 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
2003 ARI NL 25 P 54 0 0 50.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 0.72 0.07 .958 1.84 1.83 6 0 0% 31% 0
2004 ARI NL 26 P 29 0 0 29.2 8 4 2 2 0 .750 -1 -7 1.82 0.21 .965 1.85 1.82 0 0 0
2005 ARI NL 27 P 61 0 0 66.1 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.36 0.16 .960 1.75 1.73 1 1 50% 29% 1
2006 ARI NL 28 P 44 0 0 49.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 0.36 0.05 .960 1.71 1.71 1 0 0% 28% 0
2007 ARI NL 29 P 65 0 0 64.1 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.98 0.11 .966 1.68 1.67 4 2 33% 25% 0 AS,CYA-6,MVP-14
2008 HOU NL 30 P 74 0 0 72.0 10 6 3 1 0 .900 -2 -6 1.12 0.12 .959 1.72 1.72 8 0 0% 27% 0 MVP-24
2009 HOU NL 31 P 52 0 0 54.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -2 -7 0.33 0.04 .953 1.72 1.70 5 3 38% 29% 0
2010 DET AL 32 P 60 0 0 63.0 8 4 4 0 2 1.000 -1 -3 1.14 0.13 .952 1.63 1.61 3 1 25% 26% 0 AS
2011 DET AL 33 P 75 0 0 72.1 7 3 3 1 0 .857 -3 -8 0.75 0.08 .949 1.61 1.59 9 3 25% 28% 0 AS,CYA-5
2012 DET AL 34 P 71 0 0 69.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -5 -14 0.52 0.06 .954 1.57 1.56 12 1 8% 25% 0
2013 DET AL 35 P 20 0 0 19.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 0.47 0.05 .960 1.54 1.53 4 0 0% 26% 0
2014 NYM NL 36 P 21 0 0 20.2 2 0 0 2 0 .000 -2 -19 0.00 0.00 .955 1.74 1.74 5 0 0% 27% 0
12 Seasons P 626 0 0 630.1 67 34 25 8 2 .881 -18 -5 0.84 0.09 .958 1.69 1.68 58 11 16% 27% 1
12 Seasons TOT 626 0 0 630.1 67 34 25 8 2 .881 -18 -34 0.84 0.09 .958 1.69 1.68 58 11 16% 27% 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2007 NL (14, 4%)
2008 NL (24, 1%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2007 NL (6, 1%)
2011 AL (5, 14%)
0.15 Career Shares (181st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2003 Jun 22nd NL Player of the Week
2007 May 20th NL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
2011 AL  75 (1st)
Active  626 (13th)
Career  626 (164th)

Saves s c a p y
2007 NL  47 (1st)
2008 NL  44 (1st)
2010 AL  26 (9th)
2011 AL  49 (1st)
2012 AL  35 (6th)
Active  288 (4th)
Career  288 (28th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2007 NL  59 (2nd)
2008 NL  71 (1st)
2010 AL  55 (5th)
2011 AL  70 (1st)
2012 AL  67 (1st)
Active  520 (3rd)
Career  520 (34th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
Active  71 (39th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
Active  7.1 (40th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
Active  80.61 (34th)
Career  80.61 (200th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2003 NL  3.3 (8th)
2011 AL  4.1 (6th)
Active  15.5 (19th)
Career  15.5 (109th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
Active  7.0 (34th)
Career  7.0 (241st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
Active  8.0 (37th)
Career  8.0 (221st)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2011 AL  75 (1st)
Active  626 (13th)

             

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 - 10 (246), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 16 (1241), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 57 (231), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (636), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (170th), 11.6 career WAR/12.1 7yr-peak WAR/11.9 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
2004 26 Arizona Diamondbacks $320,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 27 Arizona Diamondbacks $335,000 ?
2006 28 Arizona Diamondbacks $359,000 ?
2007 29 Arizona Diamondbacks $2,000,000 ?
2008 30 Houston Astros $4,700,000 ?
2009 31 Houston Astros $8,000,000 ?
2010 32 Detroit Tigers $6,886,052 6.090
2011 33 Detroit Tigers $7,000,000 ?
2012 34 Detroit Tigers $9,000,000 8.090 contracts
2013 35 Detroit Tigers $2,000,000 9.090 contracts
201436New York Mets$1,000,000
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$40,600,052Does not include future salaries
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: Jose Papa Grande Jose Rafael Valverde

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