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Michael Wuertz    \Wertz\

Michael James Wuertz

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: December 15, 1978 in Austin, MN
High School: Austin HS (Austin, MN)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed August 18, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 2004 (Age 25.112)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Athletics 2004-2011

Final Game: September 20, 2011 (Age 32.279)
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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
2004 25 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 4.34 31 0 11 0 0 1 29.0 22 14 14 4 17 1 30 0 1 2 124 102 4.53 1.345 6.8 1.2 5.3 9.3 1.76
2005 26 CHC NL 6 2 .750 3.81 75 0 12 0 0 0 75.2 60 36 32 6 40 7 89 0 0 7 319 116 3.28 1.322 7.1 0.7 4.8 10.6 2.23
2006 27 CHC NL 3 1 .750 2.66 41 0 4 0 0 0 40.2 35 14 12 5 16 2 42 1 0 1 175 176 3.93 1.254 7.7 1.1 3.5 9.3 2.63
2007 28 CHC NL 2 3 .400 3.48 73 0 19 0 0 0 72.1 64 30 28 8 35 6 79 0 0 6 312 133 3.95 1.369 8.0 1.0 4.4 9.8 2.26
2008 29 CHC NL 1 1 .500 3.63 45 0 13 0 0 0 44.2 44 23 18 4 20 2 30 0 0 2 189 126 4.30 1.433 8.9 0.8 4.0 6.0 1.50
2009 30 OAK AL 6 1 .857 2.63 74 0 9 0 0 4 78.2 52 25 23 6 23 1 102 0 0 6 304 167 2.37 0.953 5.9 0.7 2.6 11.7 4.43
2010 31 OAK AL 2 3 .400 4.31 48 0 14 0 0 6 39.2 35 21 19 6 21 5 40 0 0 6 171 96 4.62 1.412 7.9 1.4 4.8 9.1 1.90
2011 32 OAK AL 0 0 6.68 39 0 7 0 0 0 33.2 37 25 25 5 26 4 32 1 0 0 162 61 5.46 1.871 9.9 1.3 7.0 8.6 1.23
8 Yrs 21 11 .656 3.71 426 0 89 0 0 11 414.1 349 188 171 44 198 28 444 2 1 30 1756 120 3.79 1.320 7.6 1.0 4.3 9.6 2.24
162 Game Avg. 3 2 .656 3.71 68 0 14 0 0 2 66 56 30 27 7 32 4 71 0 0 5 280 120 3.79 1.320 7.6 1.0 4.3 9.6 2.24
CHC (5 yrs) 13 7 .650 3.57 265 0 59 0 0 1 262.1 225 117 104 27 128 18 270 1 1 18 1119 128 3.88 1.346 7.7 0.9 4.4 9.3 2.11
OAK (3 yrs) 8 4 .667 3.97 161 0 30 0 0 10 152.0 124 71 67 17 70 10 174 1 0 12 637 107 3.64 1.276 7.3 1.0 4.1 10.3 2.49
NL (5 yrs) 13 7 .650 3.57 265 0 59 0 0 1 262.1 225 117 104 27 128 18 270 1 1 18 1119 128 3.88 1.346 7.7 0.9 4.4 9.3 2.11
AL (3 yrs) 8 4 .667 3.97 161 0 30 0 0 10 152.0 124 71 67 17 70 10 174 1 0 12 637 107 3.64 1.276 7.3 1.0 4.1 10.3 2.49
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
2004 25 CHC NL 29.0 31 0 14 4.34 4.59 -0.09 -0.34 102.3 4.44 0 0.0 .8 -0.1 0.2 3 .500 .500 $300,000
2005 26 CHC NL 75.2 75 0 36 4.28 4.66 0.02 -0.35 103.9 4.46 1 0.1 1.3 -0.2 0.7 8 .502 .501 $322,000
2006 27 CHC NL 40.2 41 0 14 3.10 4.93 -0.07 -0.36 103.1 4.78 8 0.8 1.2 0.0 1.1 11 .519 .505 $355,000
2007 28 CHC NL 72.1 73 0 30 3.73 4.80 0.18 -0.35 104.9 4.49 6 0.6 .9 -0.2 1.1 13 .509 .504 $415,000
2008 29 CHC NL 44.2 45 0 23 4.63 4.76 -0.16 -0.34 106.4 4.87 1 0.1 1.1 -0.1 0.5 5 .503 .501 $860,000
2009 30 OAK AL 78.2 74 0 25 2.86 4.86 -0.13 -0.36 98.9 4.58 14 1.4 1.3 0.0 2.3 24 .520 .509 $1,100,000
2010 31 OAK AL 39.2 48 0 21 4.76 4.66 0.32 -0.36 101.6 4.04 -3 -0.4 1.3 -0.2 -0.1 1 .492 .498 $2,200,000
2011 32 OAK AL 33.2 39 0 25 6.68 4.62 -0.09 -0.35 100.2 4.37 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .477 .494 $2,800,000
8 Seasons 414.1 426 0 188 4.08 4.75 0.00 -0.35 102.7 4.51 19 1.9 1.2 -0.6 5.2 59 .504 .502 $8,352,000
CHC (5 yrs) 262.1 265 0 117 4.01 4.75 0.00 -0.35 104.3 4.58 17 1.7 1.1 -0.5 3.6 40 .506 .502 $2,252,000
OAK (3 yrs) 152.0 161 0 71 4.20 4.75 -0.01 -0.36 99.9 4.39 2 0.2 1.2 -0.2 1.6 19 .501 .502 $6,100,000

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 28 CHC NL NLDS L ARI 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 7 0.600 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.8 2.00
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 7 0.600 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.8 2.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2004 25 CHC NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 26 CHC NL 75 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 27 CHC NL 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2007 28 CHC NL 73 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 29 CHC NL 45 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 30 OAK AL 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 31 OAK AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 32 OAK AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 426 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (5 yrs) 265 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
OAK (3 yrs) 161 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 265 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 161 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
2004 25 CHC NL 31 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $300,000 1
2005 26 CHC NL 75 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $322,000 1
2006 27 CHC NL 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $355,000 1
2007 28 CHC NL 73 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $415,000 1
2008 29 CHC NL 45 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $860,000 1
2009 30 OAK AL 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,100,000 1
2010 31 OAK AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,200,000 1
2011 32 OAK AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,800,000 1
8 Seasons 426 7 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $8,352,000
CHC (5 yrs) 265 7 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 1 $2,252,000
OAK (3 yrs) 161 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $6,100,000

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 28 CHC NL NLDS ARI L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
2004 CHC NL 25 P 31 0 0 29.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.24 0.13 .965 1.83 1.82 3 1 25% 28% 0
2005 CHC NL 26 P 75 0 0 75.2 9 2 7 0 2 1.000 -2 -5 1.07 0.12 .960 1.75 1.73 7 4 36% 29% 0
2006 CHC NL 27 P 41 0 0 40.2 6 2 3 1 0 .833 -2 -10 1.11 0.12 .958 1.73 1.71 4 0 0% 28% 0
2007 CHC NL 28 P 73 0 0 72.1 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 -2 -5 1.37 0.15 .965 1.68 1.67 7 1 13% 25% 0
2008 CHC NL 29 P 45 0 0 44.2 12 5 6 1 0 .917 -1 -4 2.22 0.24 .959 1.73 1.72 4 3 43% 27% 0
2009 OAK AL 30 P 74 0 0 78.2 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 1.26 0.15 .953 1.53 1.51 9 3 25% 26% 1
2010 OAK AL 31 P 48 0 0 39.2 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.04 0.19 .953 1.63 1.61 3 0 0% 26% 0
2011 OAK AL 32 P 39 0 0 33.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -12 0.80 0.08 .950 1.60 1.59 10 1 9% 28% 0
8 Seasons P 426 0 0 414.1 65 20 43 2 2 .969 -10 -4 1.37 0.15 .958 1.67 1.66 47 13 22% 27% 1
8 Seasons TOT 426 0 0 414.1 65 20 43 2 2 .969 -10 -28 1.37 0.15 .958 1.67 1.66 47 13 22% 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.
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
2009 AL  74 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2009 AL  26.06 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 AL  2.2 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2009 AL  2.6 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2009 AL  74 (4th)

                                         

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2052), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (526th), 5.3 career WAR/5.9 7yr-peak WAR/5.6 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 25 Chicago Cubs $300,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 26 Chicago Cubs $322,000 ?
2006 27 Chicago Cubs $355,000 ?
2007 28 Chicago Cubs $415,000 ?
2008 29 Chicago Cubs $860,000 ?
2009 30 Oakland Athletics $1,100,000 ?
2010 31 Oakland Athletics $2,200,000 4.139
2011 32 Oakland Athletics $2,800,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,352,000
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: Michael James Michael micheal mike Wuertz

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