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Frank Viola

Frank John Viola (Sweet Music) (twitter: @FrankViola16)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: April 19, 1960 in Hempstead, NY
High School: East Meadow HS (East Meadow, NY)
School: St. John's University (Queens, NY)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 6, 1982 (Age 22.048)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Mets/RedSox/BlueJays/Reds 1982-1996
Agents: Craig Fenech [*]
Final Game: May 28, 1996 (Age 36.039)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #137. Vida Blue… #138. Sad Sam Jones… #139. Nap Rucker… #140. FRANK VIOLA… #141. Steve Rogers… #142. Dizzy Trout… #143. Bob Friend… 

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
1982 22 MIN AL 4 10 .286 5.21 22 22 0 3 1 0 126.0 152 77 73 22 38 2 84 0 1 4 543 82 4.56 1.508 10.9 1.6 2.7 6.0 2.21
1983 23 MIN AL 7 15 .318 5.49 35 34 0 4 0 0 210.0 242 141 128 34 92 7 127 8 2 6 949 77 5.08 1.590 10.4 1.5 3.9 5.4 1.38
1984 24 MIN AL 18 12 .600 3.21 35 35 0 10 4 0 257.2 225 101 92 28 73 1 149 4 1 6 1047 131 3.92 1.157 7.9 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.04 CYA-6
1985 25 MIN AL 18 14 .563 4.09 36 36 0 9 0 0 250.2 262 136 114 26 68 3 135 2 2 6 1059 107 3.79 1.316 9.4 0.9 2.4 4.8 1.99
1986 26 MIN AL 16 13 .552 4.51 37 37 0 7 1 0 245.2 257 136 123 37 83 0 191 3 0 12 1053 95 4.22 1.384 9.4 1.4 3.0 7.0 2.30
1987 27 MIN AL 17 10 .630 2.90 36 36 0 7 1 0 251.2 230 91 81 29 66 1 197 6 1 1 1037 159 3.66 1.176 8.2 1.0 2.4 7.0 2.98 CYA-6
1988 ★ 28 MIN AL 24 7 .774 2.64 35 35 0 7 2 0 255.1 236 80 75 20 54 2 193 3 1 5 1031 154 2.95 1.136 8.3 0.7 1.9 6.8 3.57 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1989 29 TOT MLB 13 17 .433 3.66 36 36 0 9 2 0 261.0 246 115 106 22 74 4 211 4 1 8 1082 106 3.14 1.226 8.5 0.8 2.6 7.3 2.85
1989 29 MIN AL 8 12 .400 3.79 24 24 0 7 1 0 175.2 171 80 74 17 47 1 138 3 1 5 731 110 3.30 1.241 8.8 0.9 2.4 7.1 2.94
1989 29 NYM NL 5 5 .500 3.38 12 12 0 2 1 0 85.1 75 35 32 5 27 3 73 1 0 3 351 97 2.80 1.195 7.9 0.5 2.8 7.7 2.70
1990 ★ 30 NYM NL 20 12 .625 2.67 35 35 0 7 3 0 249.2 227 83 74 15 60 2 182 2 0 11 1016 141 2.88 1.150 8.2 0.5 2.2 6.6 3.03 AS,CYA-3
1991 ★ 31 NYM NL 13 15 .464 3.97 35 35 0 3 0 0 231.1 259 112 102 25 54 4 132 1 1 6 980 92 3.83 1.353 10.1 1.0 2.1 5.1 2.44 AS
1992 32 BOS AL 13 12 .520 3.44 35 35 0 6 1 0 238.0 214 99 91 13 89 4 121 7 2 12 999 122 3.69 1.273 8.1 0.5 3.4 4.6 1.36
1993 33 BOS AL 11 8 .579 3.14 29 29 0 2 1 0 183.2 180 76 64 12 72 5 91 6 0 5 787 148 4.12 1.372 8.8 0.6 3.5 4.5 1.26
1994 34 BOS AL 1 1 .500 4.65 6 6 0 0 0 0 31.0 34 17 16 2 17 0 9 0 0 2 136 109 5.03 1.645 9.9 0.6 4.9 2.6 0.53
1995 35 CIN NL 0 1 .000 6.28 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.1 20 11 10 3 3 1 4 0 0 1 64 67 5.89 1.605 12.6 1.9 1.9 2.5 1.33
1996 36 TOR AL 1 3 .250 7.71 6 6 0 0 0 0 30.1 43 28 26 6 21 3 18 2 0 1 150 65 6.83 2.110 12.8 1.8 6.2 5.3 0.86
15 Yrs 176 150 .540 3.73 421 420 0 74 16 0 2836.1 2827 1303 1175 294 864 39 1844 48 12 86 11933 112 3.81 1.301 9.0 0.9 2.7 5.9 2.13
162 Game Avg. 14 12 .540 3.73 34 34 0 6 1 0 229 229 105 95 24 70 3 149 4 1 7 965 112 3.81 1.301 9.0 0.9 2.7 5.9 2.13
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
MIN (8 yrs) 112 93 .546 3.86 260 259 0 54 10 0 1772.2 1775 842 760 213 521 17 1214 29 9 45 7450 111 3.89 1.295 9.0 1.1 2.6 6.2 2.33
NYM (3 yrs) 38 32 .543 3.31 82 82 0 12 4 0 566.1 561 230 208 45 141 9 387 4 1 20 2347 110 3.26 1.240 8.9 0.7 2.2 6.2 2.74
BOS (3 yrs) 25 21 .543 3.40 70 70 0 8 2 0 452.2 428 192 171 27 178 9 221 13 2 19 1922 130 3.95 1.339 8.5 0.5 3.5 4.4 1.24
CIN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.28 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.1 20 11 10 3 3 1 4 0 0 1 64 67 5.89 1.605 12.6 1.9 1.9 2.5 1.33
TOR (1 yr) 1 3 .250 7.71 6 6 0 0 0 0 30.1 43 28 26 6 21 3 18 2 0 1 150 65 6.83 2.110 12.8 1.8 6.2 5.3 0.86
AL (12 yrs) 138 117 .541 3.82 336 335 0 62 12 0 2255.2 2246 1062 957 246 720 29 1453 44 11 65 9522 113 3.94 1.315 9.0 1.0 2.9 5.8 2.02
NL (4 yrs) 38 33 .535 3.38 85 85 0 12 4 0 580.2 581 241 218 48 144 10 391 4 1 21 2411 108 3.32 1.249 9.0 0.7 2.2 6.1 2.72
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
1982 22 MIN AL 126.0 22 22 77 5.50 4.51 0.34 0.15 106.1 4.59 -12 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .445 .493
1983 23 MIN AL 210.0 35 34 141 6.04 4.62 0.09 0.15 105.3 4.93 -27 -2.6 .5 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .426 .484
1984 24 MIN AL 257.2 35 35 101 3.53 4.53 0.62 0.15 103.3 4.19 20 2.2 -0.1 4.4 43 .562 .513 CYA-6
1985 25 MIN AL 250.2 36 36 136 4.88 4.64 0.25 0.16 105.0 4.78 -3 -0.3 -0.1 1.9 21 .491 .498 $375,000
1986 26 MIN AL 245.2 37 37 136 4.98 4.74 -0.14 0.16 101.5 5.12 3 0.3 -0.1 2.5 27 .509 .502 $674,000
1987 27 MIN AL 251.2 36 36 91 3.25 4.97 0.07 0.17 103.4 5.24 55 5.9 -0.2 8.1 82 .664 .536 $830,000 CYA-6
1988 ★ 28 MIN AL 255.1 35 35 80 2.82 4.35 0.07 0.14 101.9 4.51 47 5.5 -0.2 7.7 71 .657 .534 $1,350,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1989 29 MIN AL 175.2 24 24 80 4.10 4.35 -0.13 0.15 107.2 4.96 16 1.8 -0.1 3.4 34 .576 .511 $2,766,666
1989 29 NYM NL 85.1 12 12 35 3.69 3.95 0.17 0.14 95.0 3.73 0 0.0 -0.1 0.7 7 .502 .500
1990 ★ 30 NYM NL 249.2 35 35 83 2.99 4.15 -0.23 0.15 99.2 4.49 37 4.4 -0.1 6.4 62 .626 .527 $1,966,667 AS,CYA-3
1991 ★ 31 NYM NL 231.1 35 35 112 4.36 4.12 -0.43 0.15 99.5 4.67 6 0.7 -0.1 2.6 27 .520 .504 $3,166,667 AS
1992 32 BOS AL 238.0 35 35 99 3.74 4.45 -0.13 0.15 107.4 5.08 35 4.0 -0.2 6.3 59 .615 .525 $4,833,333
1993 33 BOS AL 183.2 29 29 76 3.72 4.82 0.47 0.17 106.9 4.83 24 2.5 -0.1 4.3 43 .587 .516 $4,833,333
1994 34 BOS AL 31.0 6 6 17 4.94 5.20 0.11 0.18 105.6 5.56 2 0.2 -0.0 0.5 6 .532 .501 $4,333,334
1995 35 CIN NL 14.1 3 3 11 6.91 4.64 0.24 0.17 97.2 4.45 -4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .376 .498 $190,000
1996 36 TOR AL 30.1 6 6 28 8.31 5.51 -0.13 0.21 100.3 5.87 -9 -0.7 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .381 .496
15 Seasons 2836.1 421 420 1303 4.13 4.52 0.06 0.16 103.3 4.77 191 22.4 .5 -1.6 47.4 467 .553 .512 $25,319,000
MIN (8 yrs) 1772.2 260 259 842 4.27 4.60 0.15 0.16 103.9 4.79 100 11.6 .5 -1.0 27.2 270 .545 .510 $5,995,666
NYM (3 yrs) 566.1 82 82 230 3.66 4.11 -0.25 0.15 98.7 4.45 44 5.1 -0.3 9.7 96 .563 .513 $5,133,334
BOS (3 yrs) 452.2 70 70 192 3.82 4.65 0.13 0.16 107.1 5.01 61 6.7 -0.3 11.1 108 .596 .519 $14,000,000
CIN (1 yr) 14.1 3 3 11 6.91 4.64 0.24 0.17 97.2 4.45 -4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .376 .498 $190,000
TOR (1 yr) 30.1 6 6 28 8.31 5.51 -0.13 0.21 100.3 5.87 -9 -0.7 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .381 .496

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
1987 27 MIN AL ALCS W DET 1 0 1.000 5.25 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 14 8 7 2 5 0 9 0 0 0 56 1.583 10.5 1.5 3.8 6.8 1.80
1987 ❍ MVP 27 MIN AL WS W STL 2 1 .667 3.72 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.1 17 8 8 1 3 0 16 0 0 0 76 1.034 7.9 0.5 1.4 7.4 5.33
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 1 .750 4.31 5 5 0 0 0 0 31.1 31 16 15 3 8 0 25 0 0 0 132 1.245 8.9 0.9 2.3 7.2 3.13
1 ALCS 1 0 1.000 5.25 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 14 8 7 2 5 0 9 0 0 0 56 1.583 10.5 1.5 3.8 6.8 1.80
1 WS 2 1 .667 3.72 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.1 17 8 8 1 3 0 16 0 0 0 76 1.034 7.9 0.5 1.4 7.4 5.33

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
1982 22 MIN AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 23 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 24 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-6
1985 25 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 26 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 27 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-6
1988 ★ 28 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1989 29 TOT MLB 36 29 23 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .130 .167 .130 .297 -12 3 0 0 5 0 0 1
1989 29 MIN AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 29 NYM NL 12 29 23 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .130 .167 .130 .297 -12 3 0 0 5 0 0 1
1990 ★ 30 NYM NL 35 92 85 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 20 .153 .153 .153 .306 -15 13 1 0 7 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3
1991 ★ 31 NYM NL 35 83 71 2 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 13 .127 .151 .155 .306 -13 11 1 0 10 0 0 1 AS
1992 32 BOS AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 33 BOS AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 34 BOS AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1995 35 CIN NL 3 6 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1996 36 TOR AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
15 Yrs 421 210 185 8 26 3 0 0 6 0 0 3 41 .141 .154 .157 .311 -12 29 2 0 22 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 81 71 3 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 16 .141 .154 .157 .311 -12 11 1 0 8 0 0
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
MIN (8 yrs) 260 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (3 yrs) 82 204 179 8 25 2 0 0 6 0 0 3 40 .140 .154 .151 .305 -14 27 2 0 22 0 0
BOS (3 yrs) 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 3 6 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 29 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 336 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 85 210 185 8 26 3 0 0 6 0 0 3 41 .141 .154 .157 .311 -12 29 2 0 22 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
1982 22 MIN AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 23 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1984 24 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 CYA-6
1985 25 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $375,000 1
1986 26 MIN AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $674,000 1
1987 27 MIN AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $830,000 1 CYA-6
1988 ★ 28 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,350,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1989 29 MIN AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,766,666 1
1989 29 NYM NL 12 29 -3 -1 0 0 3 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 1
1990 ★ 30 NYM NL 35 92 -13 -1 1 0 12 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $1,966,667 1 AS,CYA-3
1991 ★ 31 NYM NL 35 83 -10 -0 -0 0 10 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $3,166,667 1 AS
1992 32 BOS AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,833,333 1
1993 33 BOS AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,833,333 1
1994 34 BOS AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,333,334 /1
1995 35 CIN NL 3 6 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $190,000 /1
1996 36 TOR AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
15 Seasons 421 210 -27 -1 1 0 29 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.3 0 $25,319,000
MIN (8 yrs) 260 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $5,995,666
NYM (3 yrs) 82 204 -26 -1 1 0 26 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 0.1 -2 $5,133,334
BOS (3 yrs) 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $14,000,000
CIN (1 yr) 3 6 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $190,000
TOR (1 yr) 6 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
1987 27 MIN AL ALCS DET W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 ❍ MVP 27 MIN AL WS STL W 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 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% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1982 MIN AL 22 P 22 22 3 126.0 18 1 15 2 0 .889 1.14 0.73 .958 1.80 1.80 12 5 29% 36% 2
1983 MIN AL 23 P 35 34 4 210.0 31 7 23 1 2 .968 1.29 0.86 .958 1.80 1.78 9 5 36% 33% 2
1984 MIN AL 24 P 35 35 10 257.2 33 6 26 1 1 .970 1.12 0.91 .958 1.79 1.78 7 9 56% 36% 2 CYA-6
1985 MIN AL 25 P 36 36 9 250.2 44 6 33 5 0 .886 1.40 1.08 .953 1.86 1.84 6 9 60% 33% 5
1986 MIN AL 26 P 37 37 7 245.2 32 8 21 3 1 .906 1.06 0.78 .957 1.83 1.81 12 16 57% 34% 1
1987 MIN AL 27 P 36 36 7 251.2 43 6 34 3 1 .930 1.43 1.11 .955 1.84 1.82 6 8 57% 31% 4 CYA-6
1988 MIN AL 28 P 35 35 7 255.1 37 5 30 2 1 .946 1.23 1.00 .961 1.78 1.77 7 8 53% 31% 6 AS,CYA-1,MVP-10
1989 TOT MLB 29 P 36 36 9 261.0 49 10 35 4 3 .918 1.55 1.25 .957 1.87 1.86 16 11 41% 32% 5
1989 MIN AL 29 P 24 24 7 175.2 36 7 26 3 1 .917 1.69 1.38 .960 1.87 1.85 11 9 45% 31% 5
1989 NYM NL 29 P 12 12 2 85.1 13 3 9 1 2 .923 1.27 1.00 .947 1.87 1.87 5 2 29% 32% 0
1990 NYM NL 30 P 35 35 7 249.2 46 11 34 1 1 .978 1.62 1.29 .957 1.80 1.79 25 15 38% 29% 1 AS,CYA-3
1991 NYM NL 31 P 35 35 3 231.1 44 6 34 4 1 .909 1.56 1.14 .955 1.86 1.85 6 16 73% 33% 0 AS
1992 BOS AL 32 P 35 35 6 238.0 55 6 47 2 6 .964 2.00 1.51 .953 1.72 1.71 12 5 29% 34% 1
1993 BOS AL 33 P 29 29 2 183.2 45 10 31 4 1 .911 2.01 1.41 .953 1.79 1.78 11 11 50% 36% 1
1994 BOS AL 34 P 6 6 0 31.0 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 1.16 0.67 .955 1.71 1.72 3 3 50% 31% 0
1995 CIN NL 35 P 3 3 0 14.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.26 0.67 .955 1.82 1.83 2 1 33% 30% 1
1996 TOR AL 36 P 6 6 0 30.1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.67 .960 1.78 1.77 0 3 100% 30% 0
15 Seasons P 421 420 74 2836.1 487 84 371 32 19 .934 1.44 1.08 .956 1.81 1.80 134 125 48% 33% 31
15 Seasons TOT 421 420 74 2836.1 487 84 371 32 19 .934 1.44 1.08 .956 1.81 1.80 134 125 48% 33% 31
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Hall of Fame
2002 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1988 AL (10, 10%)
0.10 Career Shares (932nd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1984 AL (6, 1%)
1987 AL (6, 4%)
1988 AL (1, 99%)
1990 NL (3, 16%)
1 Cy Young
1.20 Career Shares (46th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1987 July AL Pitcher of the Month
1988 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1989 Jul 2nd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1987 AL  8.1 (4th)
1988 AL  7.7 (3rd)
1990 NL  6.3 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1987 AL  8.1 (2nd)
1988 AL  7.7 (2nd)
1990 NL  6.4 (2nd)
1992 AL  6.3 (4th)
Career  47.4 (111th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1984 AL  3.21 (10th)
1987 AL  2.90 (2nd)
1988 AL  2.64 (3rd)
1990 NL  2.67 (4th)
1993 AL  3.14 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1984 AL  18 (4th)
1985 AL  18 (3rd)
1986 AL  16 (9th)
1987 AL  17 (8th)
1988 AL  24 (1st)
1990 NL  20 (2nd)
Career  176 (168th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1987 AL  .630 (9th)
1988 AL  .774 (1st)
1990 NL  .625 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1984 AL  1.157 (7th)
1987 AL  1.176 (6th)
1988 AL  1.136 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1984 AL  7.859 (7th)
1992 AL  8.092 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  2.442 (10th)
1988 AL  1.903 (5th)
1990 NL  2.163 (8th)
1991 NL  2.101 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1987 AL  7.045 (8th)
1988 AL  6.803 (8th)
1989 AL  7.070 (5th)
1990 NL  6.561 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1984 AL  257.7 (5th)
1985 AL  250.7 (8th)
1986 AL  245.7 (9th)
1987 AL  251.7 (10th)
1988 AL  255.3 (6th)
1989 ML  261.0 (2nd)
1990 NL  249.7 (1st)
1991 NL  231.3 (7th)
Career  2,836.3 (160th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1984 AL  149 (8th)
1986 AL  191 (8th)
1987 AL  197 (7th)
1988 AL  193 (3rd)
1989 ML  211 (4th)
1990 NL  182 (4th)
Career  1,844 (95th)

Games Started s c a p y
1983 AL  34 (9th)
1984 AL  35 (4th)
1985 AL  36 (4th)
1986 AL  37 (1st)
1987 AL  36 (5th)
1988 AL  35 (3rd)
1989 ML  36 (2nd)
1990 NL  35 (1st)
1991 NL  35 (5th)
1992 AL  35 (3rd)
Career  420 (105th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1984 AL  10 (9th)
1985 AL  9 (9th)
1989 AL  7 (9th)
1990 NL  7 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1984 AL  4 (3rd)
1988 AL  2 (8th)
1990 NL  3 (3rd)
1993 AL  1 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1983 AL  34 (3rd)
1984 AL  28 (5th)
1986 AL  37 (3rd)
1991 NL  25 (2nd)
Career  294 (54th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1983 AL  92 (7th)
1992 AL  89 (8th)
Career  864 (183rd)

Hits s c a p y
1983 AL  242 (8th)
1985 AL  262 (5th)
1986 AL  257 (3rd)
1988 AL  236 (9th)
1989 ML  246 (4th)
1990 NL  227 (5th)
1991 NL  259 (1st)
Career  2,827 (157th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1987 AL  2.985 (4th)
1988 AL  3.574 (3rd)
1989 AL  2.936 (6th)
1990 NL  3.033 (6th)
1991 NL  2.444 (10th)
Career  2.134 (236th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1990 NL  0.541 (9th)
1992 AL  0.492 (7th)
1993 AL  0.588 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1983 AL  15 (4th)
1985 AL  14 (9th)
1989 ML  17 (3rd)
1991 NL  15 (2nd)
Career  150 (161st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1983 AL  128 (1st)
1985 AL  114 (5th)
1986 AL  123 (3rd)
1989 ML  106 (5th)
1991 NL  102 (2nd)
Career  1,175 (138th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1986 AL  12 (6th)
1990 NL  11 (3rd)
1992 AL  12 (7th)
Career  86 (161st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1984 AL  1,047 (6th)
1985 AL  1,059 (7th)
1986 AL  1,053 (7th)
1988 AL  1,031 (9th)
1989 ML  1,082 (1st)
1990 NL  1,016 (1st)
1991 NL  980 (4th)
1992 AL  999 (9th)
Career  11,933 (162nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1984 AL  131 (5th)
1987 AL  159 (2nd)
1988 AL  154 (3rd)
1990 NL  141 (5th)
1992 AL  122 (10th)
1993 AL  148 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1987 AL  3.66 (6th)
1988 AL  2.95 (5th)
1990 NL  2.88 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1984 AL  28 (6th)
1987 AL  46 (3rd)
1988 AL  41 (1st)
1990 NL  31 (2nd)
1993 AL  26 (10th)
Career  138 (150th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1984 AL  2.9 (6th)
1987 AL  4.7 (3rd)
1988 AL  4.4 (1st)
1990 NL  3.3 (2nd)
1993 AL  2.7 (10th)
Career  15.2 (135th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1984 AL  29.10 (7th)
1987 AL  47.74 (3rd)
1988 AL  42.76 (2nd)
1990 NL  38.76 (1st)
Career  146.02 (90th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.9 (3rd)
1987 AL  4.8 (2nd)
1988 AL  5.2 (2nd)
1990 NL  3.3 (5th)
1992 AL  3.0 (10th)
Career  17.2 (92nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1984 AL  2.4 (9th)
1987 AL  4.4 (3rd)
1988 AL  3.1 (4th)
1990 NL  3.5 (1st)
Career  12.5 (106th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.0 (7th)
1987 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1988 AL  4.6 (2nd)
1990 NL  4.3 (1st)
Career  16.0 (86th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1991 NL  10 (10th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1992 AL  47 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1985 AL  5 (1st)
1991 NL  4 (5th)
1993 AL  4 (5th)

Salary s c a p y
1989 AL  $2,766,666 (1st)
1991 NL  $3,166,667 (9th)
1992 AL  $4,833,333 (3rd)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 12 (194), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 127 (140), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 69 (176), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 24 (226), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (105th), 47.4 career WAR/41.4 7yr-peak WAR/44.4 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
1985 25 Minnesota Twins $375,000 ? Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163
1986 26 Minnesota Twins $674,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration win; $525,000 offer
1987 27 Minnesota Twins $830,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88 & 3/2/87 TSN
1988 28 Minnesota Twins $1,350,000* ?
1989 29 Minnesota Twins $2,766,666 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 30 New York Mets $1,966,667 ? USA Today
1991 31 New York Mets $3,166,667 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $366,667 signing bonus
1992 32 Boston Red Sox $4,833,333 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $333,333 signing bonus, $100K earned bonus
1993 33 Boston Red Sox $4,833,333 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $333,333 signing bonus
1994 34 Boston Red Sox $4,333,334 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $333,334 signing bonus
1995 35 Cincinnati Reds $190,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,319,000
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $1,600,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
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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