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Tom Walker

Robert Thomas Walker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: November 7, 1948 in Tampa, FL
High School: Chamberlain HS (Tampa, FL)
School: Brevard Community College (Cocoa, FL)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1972 (Age 23.168, 10,824th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Tigers/Cardinals/Angels 1972-1977

Final Game: July 23, 1977 (Age 28.258)
Relatives: Father of Neil Walker, Brother-In-Law of Chip Lang and Father-In-Law of Don Kelly
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Standard Pitching

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
1972 23 MON NL 2 2 .500 2.89 46 0 24 0 0 2 74.2 71 27 24 4 22 2 42 1 0 2 310 123 2.89 1.246 8.6 0.5 2.7 5.1 1.91
1973 24 MON NL 7 5 .583 3.63 54 0 27 0 0 4 91.2 95 52 37 7 42 12 68 3 1 2 414 105 3.55 1.495 9.3 0.7 4.1 6.7 1.62
1974 25 MON NL 4 5 .444 3.83 33 8 15 1 0 2 91.2 96 45 39 7 28 5 70 2 0 5 396 101 3.03 1.353 9.4 0.7 2.7 6.9 2.50
1975 26 DET AL 3 8 .273 4.45 36 9 17 1 0 0 115.1 116 69 57 16 40 3 60 5 0 4 505 90 4.52 1.353 9.1 1.2 3.1 4.7 1.50
1976 27 STL NL 1 2 .333 4.12 10 0 5 0 0 3 19.2 22 10 9 2 3 1 11 0 0 0 87 88 3.29 1.271 10.1 0.9 1.4 5.0 3.67
1977 28 TOT MLB 1 1 .500 5.14 12 0 3 0 0 0 21.0 18 12 12 4 7 0 11 0 0 0 83 77 5.17 1.190 7.7 1.7 3.0 4.7 1.57
1977 28 MON NL 1 1 .500 4.74 11 0 3 0 0 0 19.0 15 10 10 2 7 0 10 0 0 0 75 82 4.16 1.158 7.1 0.9 3.3 4.7 1.43
1977 28 CAL AL 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 52 14.74 1.500 13.5 9.0 0.0 4.5
6 Yrs 18 23 .439 3.87 191 17 91 2 0 11 414.0 418 215 178 40 142 23 262 11 1 13 1795 99 3.66 1.353 9.1 0.9 3.1 5.7 1.85
162 Game Avg. 6 8 .439 3.87 62 6 30 1 0 4 135 137 70 58 13 46 8 86 4 0 4 587 99 3.66 1.353 9.1 0.9 3.1 5.7 1.85
MON (4 yrs) 14 13 .519 3.57 144 8 69 1 0 8 277.0 277 134 110 20 99 19 190 6 1 9 1195 105 3.24 1.357 9.0 0.6 3.2 6.2 1.92
CAL (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 52 14.74 1.500 13.5 9.0 0.0 4.5
STL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 4.12 10 0 5 0 0 3 19.2 22 10 9 2 3 1 11 0 0 0 87 88 3.29 1.271 10.1 0.9 1.4 5.0 3.67
DET (1 yr) 3 8 .273 4.45 36 9 17 1 0 0 115.1 116 69 57 16 40 3 60 5 0 4 505 90 4.52 1.353 9.1 1.2 3.1 4.7 1.50
NL (5 yrs) 15 15 .500 3.61 154 8 74 1 0 11 296.2 299 144 119 22 102 20 201 6 1 9 1282 104 3.24 1.352 9.1 0.7 3.1 6.1 1.97
AL (2 yrs) 3 8 .273 4.53 37 9 17 1 0 0 117.1 119 71 59 18 40 3 61 5 0 4 513 88 4.69 1.355 9.1 1.4 3.1 4.7 1.53
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
1972 23 MON NL 74.2 46 0 27 3.25 3.87 0.15 -0.17 103.4 3.67 2 0.3 .5 -0.3 0.7 9 .506 .502
1973 24 MON NL 91.2 54 0 52 5.11 4.19 0.24 -0.34 104.9 3.78 -14 -1.5 1.2 -0.2 -0.9 -6 .473 .491
1974 25 MON NL 91.2 33 8 45 4.42 4.17 0.21 -0.11 109.2 4.20 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 0.4 5 .490 .498 $24,500
1975 26 DET AL 115.1 36 9 69 5.38 4.41 -0.38 -0.17 106.9 4.94 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 0.4 5 .483 .496 $27,500
1976 27 STL NL 19.2 10 0 10 4.58 3.85 -0.04 -0.31 105.1 3.76 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .478 .499
1977 28 MON NL 19.0 11 0 10 4.74 4.53 0.15 -0.35 98.0 3.95 -2 -0.2 .5 0.0 -0.0 -0 .483 .499
1977 28 CAL AL 2.0 1 0 2 9.00 5.46 -0.15 -0.44 98.0 5.07 -1 -0.1 .2 0.0 -0.0 -1 .415 .499
6 Seasons 414.0 191 17 215 4.67 4.19 0.03 -0.21 105.8 4.19 -24 -2.6 .9 -0.8 0.5 13 .486 .497 $52,000
MON (4 yrs) 277.0 144 8 134 4.35 4.12 0.20 -0.22 105.5 3.90 -16 -1.7 .8 -0.6 0.3 8 .488 .497 $24,500
CAL (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 2 9.00 5.46 -0.15 -0.44 98.0 5.07 -1 -0.1 .2 0.0 -0.0 -1 .415 .499
STL (1 yr) 19.2 10 0 10 4.58 3.85 -0.04 -0.31 105.1 3.76 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .478 .499
DET (1 yr) 115.1 36 9 69 5.38 4.41 -0.38 -0.17 106.9 4.94 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 0.4 5 .483 .496 $27,500

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1972 23 MON NL 7 46 310 285 27 71 9 2 4 5 6 22 42 .249 .305 .337 .642 .280 96 3 1 1 0 2 7
1973 24 MON NL 54 413 346 52 95 12 4 7 4 2 42 68 .275 .350 .393 .743 .314 136 5 3 13 9 12 9
1974 25 MON NL 1 33 396 361 45 96 14 6 7 5 4 28 70 .266 .321 .396 .717 .311 143 5 2 3 2 5 5
1975 26 DET AL 36 505 445 69 116 14 7 16 20 4 40 60 .261 .325 .431 .756 .267 192 3 5 9 6 3 12
1976 27 STL NL 10 87 83 10 22 4 0 2 2 0 3 11 .265 .291 .386 .676 .286 32 0 0 1 0 1 3
1977 28 TOT MLB 12 83 76 12 18 3 1 4 1 0 7 11 .237 .301 .461 .762 .230 35 2 0 0 0 0 1
1977 28 CAL AL 1 8 8 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 1.125 1.500 .200 9 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 28 MON NL 11 75 68 10 15 3 1 2 1 0 7 10 .221 .293 .382 .676 .232 26 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 8 191 1794 1596 215 418 56 20 40 37 16 142 262 .262 .323 .397 .721 .288 634 18 11 27 17 23 37
162 Game Avg. 3 62 587 522 70 137 18 7 13 12 5 46 86 .262 .323 .397 .721 .288 207 6 4 9 6 8 12
MLB Averages .256 .323 .374 .697 .281

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1972 23 MON NL 5.3 0.6 318 0.3 2.4 -2.1 .44 0.6 0.1 5.3 0.6 0.97 4.6 5 6 31
1973 24 MON NL -2.7 -0.3 426 -2.2 5.4 -7.5 .94 -0.7 -1.6 -14.2 -1.4 1.06 -10.8 17 12 25
1974 25 MON NL 0.2 0.0 409 -0.5 5.6 -6.1 .83 0.2 -0.8 -2.2 -0.2 0.98 0.7 7 3 15
1975 26 DET AL -7.3 -0.7 534 -0.9 7.1 -7.9 .83 -1.1 0.1 -10.9 -1.1 0.99 -10.5 5 11 10
1976 27 STL NL -1.0 -0.1 90 -0.3 1.5 -1.9 1.15 -0.1 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2 1.10 -0.7 6 0 4
1977 28 TOT MLB -2.2 -0.2 85 -0.1 0.9 -0.9 .63 0.1 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 0.85 0.9 2 1 8
1977 28 MON NL -1.3 -0.1 77 -0.0 0.9 -0.9 .69 0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.84 2.5 2 1 7
1977 28 CAL AL -0.9 -0.1 8 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .12 -0.3 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 0.95 -1.5 0 0 1
6 Yrs -7.7 -0.7 1862 -3.6 22.9 -26.5 .80 -1.1 -3.5 -24.6 -2.4 1.00 -15.8 42 33 93

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1974 25 MON NL 33 8 2 4 2 1 1 3 5 .375 0 1 1 0 4 50% 52.0 73 29 6 3 1 2 4.3 4.2 5.5
1975 26 DET AL 36 9 2 5 2 0 1 3 6 .333 1 0 1 0 4 44% 45.7 71 16 17 8 2 1 2.9 2.5 5.1
2 Yrs 69 17 4 9 4 1 2 6 11 .353 1 1 2 0 8 47% 49 73 16 23 11 3 3 3.6 3.3 5.3
MLB Averages .500 54% 52 106 -13 4.1 4.1 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1972 23 MON NL 46 46 24 2 2 1 2 0 200% 1 0 15 2 13% 6 .443 5 6 31 1 4 40 10 35 27 4 26 10 4.9
1973 24 MON NL 54 54 27 7 5 6 4 2 67% 6 0 36 16 44% 8 .941 17 12 25 8 11 35 18 36 34 8 35 15 5.1
1974 25 MON NL 33 25 15 2 1 2 2 0 100% 3 1 17 7 41% 7 .831 7 3 15 3 3 19 9 16 18 2 18 3 5.8
1975 26 DET AL 36 27 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 30 13 43% 6 .832 5 11 10 2 4 21 17 10 22 1 23 0 7.7
1976 27 STL NL 10 10 5 1 2 4 3 1 75% 4 0 14 5 36% 8 1.155 6 0 4 6 1 3 8 2 6 4 6 3 5.9
1977 28 TOT MLB 12 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0% .632 2 1 8 2 1 9 1 11 7 2 7 1 5.3
1977 28 MON NL 11 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0% 8 .686 2 1 7 2 1 8 1 10 6 2 6 1 5.2
1977 28 CAL AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .122 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
6 Yrs 191 174 91 14 14 13 11 3 85% 17 3 114 43 38% .797 42 33 93 22 24 127 63 110 114 21 115 32 5.6

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1972 23 MON NL 310 58% 1.3% 13.6% 7.1% 4.8% 21% 0.99 77% 52 3 6%
1973 24 MON NL 413 56% 1.7% 16.5% 10.2% 5.6% 24% 1.14 68% 93 5 5%
1974 25 MON NL 396 53% 1.8% 17.7% 7.1% 6.8% 28% 1.03 72% 71 5 7%
1975 26 DET AL 505 51% 3.2% 11.9% 7.9% 7.3% 32% 0.82 74% 92 3 3%
1976 27 STL NL 87 67% 2.3% 12.6% 3.5% 6.9% 27% 0.41 80% 17 0 0%
1977 28 TOT MLB 83 51% 4.8% 13.3% 8.4% 9.6% 44% 0.67 73% 13 2 15%
1977 28 MON NL 75 52% 2.7% 13.3% 9.3% 8.0% 40% 0.80 75% 11 2 18%
1977 28 CAL AL 8 38% 25.0% 12.5% 0.0% 25.0% 67% 0.00 63% 2 0 0%
6 Yrs 1794 55% 2.2% 14.6% 7.9% 6.5% 28% 0.91 73% 338 18 5%
MLB Averages 45% 1.9% 13.4% 8.6% 6.1% 27% 1.10 74% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1972 23 MON NL 303 71 4 0 8 3 1 3 1 12 7 0 58% 7 2 2 116 5 6 45% 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 7
1973 24 MON NL 413 95 7 0 15 2 5 5 2 44 24 3 55% 9 2 4 175 4 2 67% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1974 25 MON NL 395 96 7 1 11 4 3 4 3 27 11 3 41% 5 5 0 145 5 4 56% 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1975 26 DET AL 505 116 16 0 17 9 7 11 5 35 23 2 66% 12 4 0 195 20 4 83% 19 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1976 27 STL NL 87 22 2 0 3 0 2 1 1 4 4 0 100% 3 0 0 41 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 28 TOT MLB 83 18 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 3 2 0 67% 1 0 0 20 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1977 28 MON NL 75 15 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 67% 0 0 0 18 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1977 28 CAL AL 8 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1786 418 40 1 54 18 22 24 16 125 71 8 57% 37 13 6 692 37 16 70% 33 16 4 0 0 0 1 0 55 8
MLB Averages 51% 64%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1972 23 2 2 .500 2.89 46 0 24 0 0 2 74.2 71 27 24 4 22 2 42 1 0 2 310 123 1.246 8.6 0.5 2.7 5.1 1.91 123
1973 24 9 7 .563 3.30 100 0 51 0 0 6 166.1 166 79 61 11 64 14 110 4 1 4 724 112 1.383 9.0 0.6 3.5 6.0 1.72 112
1974 25 13 12 .520 3.49 133 8 66 1 0 8 258.0 262 124 100 18 92 19 180 6 1 9 1120 107 1.372 9.1 0.6 3.2 6.3 1.96 107
1975 26 16 20 .444 3.78 169 17 83 2 0 8 373.1 378 193 157 34 132 22 240 11 1 13 1625 101 1.366 9.1 0.8 3.2 5.8 1.82 101
1976 27 17 22 .436 3.80 179 17 88 2 0 11 393.0 400 203 166 36 135 23 251 11 1 13 1712 100 1.361 9.2 0.8 3.1 5.7 1.86 100
1977 28 18 23 .439 3.87 191 17 91 2 0 11 414.0 418 215 178 40 142 23 262 11 1 13 1795 99 1.353 9.1 0.9 3.1 5.7 1.85 99

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1972 23 5 4 .556 3.23 78.0 80 31 28 5 25 44 1 1.346 9.2 2.9 5.1 1.76 0.6 46
1973 24 5 5 .500 4.70 92.0 96 53 48 7 42 68 3 1.500 9.4 4.1 6.7 1.62 0.7 54
1974 25 5 5 .500 3.91 92.0 98 45 40 7 29 70 2 1.380 9.6 2.8 6.8 2.41 0.7 33
1975 26 6 7 .462 4.73 116.0 115 68 61 16 40 60 5 1.336 8.9 3.1 4.7 1.50 1.2 36
1976 27 1 1 .500 4.50 20.0 22 11 10 2 3 11 0 1.250 9.9 1.4 5.0 3.67 0.9 10
1977 28 1 1 .500 4.71 21.0 19 12 11 4 7 11 0 1.238 8.1 3.0 4.7 1.57 1.7 12
6 Yrs 23 23 .500 4.25 419.0 430 220 198 41 146 264 11 1.375 9.2 5.7 1.81 0.9 191



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Name and misspellings: Robert Thomas tim Tom tommy Walker

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