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Matt Young

Matthew John Young

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 9, 1958 in Pasadena, CA
High School: St. Francis HS (La Canada, CA)
Schools: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA), University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 2nd round of the 1980 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1983 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1983 [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/RedSox/Dodgers/Athletics/Indians 1983-1993
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: August 6, 1993 (Age 34)
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Standard Pitching

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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
1983 24 SEA AL 11 15 .423 3.27 33 32 0 5 2 0 203.2 178 86 74 17 79 2 130 7 2 4 851 131 3.83 1.262 7.9 0.8 3.5 5.7 1.65 AS
1984 25 SEA AL 6 8 .429 5.72 22 22 0 1 0 0 113.1 141 81 72 11 57 3 73 1 1 3 524 69 4.28 1.747 11.2 0.9 4.5 5.8 1.28
1985 26 SEA AL 12 19 .387 4.91 37 35 2 5 2 1 218.1 242 135 119 23 76 3 136 7 2 6 951 86 3.95 1.456 10.0 0.9 3.1 5.6 1.79
1986 27 SEA AL 8 6 .571 3.82 65 5 32 1 0 13 103.2 108 50 44 9 46 2 82 8 1 7 458 111 3.88 1.486 9.4 0.8 4.0 7.1 1.78
1987 28 LAD NL 5 8 .385 4.47 47 0 31 0 0 11 54.1 62 30 27 3 17 5 42 0 0 3 234 90 2.98 1.454 10.3 0.5 2.8 7.0 2.47
1989 30 OAK AL 1 4 .200 6.75 26 4 1 0 0 0 37.1 42 31 28 2 31 2 27 0 0 5 183 55 4.50 1.955 10.1 0.5 7.5 6.5 0.87
1990 31 SEA AL 8 18 .308 3.51 34 33 0 7 1 0 225.1 198 106 88 15 107 7 176 6 0 16 963 112 3.62 1.354 7.9 0.6 4.3 7.0 1.64
1991 32 BOS AL 3 7 .300 5.18 19 16 1 0 0 0 88.2 92 55 51 4 53 2 69 2 0 5 404 84 3.75 1.635 9.3 0.4 5.4 7.0 1.30
1992 33 BOS AL 0 4 .000 4.58 28 8 4 1 0 0 70.2 69 42 36 7 42 2 57 3 0 2 321 92 4.37 1.571 8.8 0.9 5.3 7.3 1.36
1993 34 CLE AL 1 6 .143 5.21 22 8 2 0 0 0 74.1 75 45 43 8 57 0 65 3 1 5 347 84 5.06 1.776 9.1 1.0 6.9 7.9 1.14
10 Yrs 55 95 .367 4.40 333 163 73 20 5 25 1189.2 1207 661 582 99 565 28 857 37 7 56 5236 94 3.94 1.489 9.1 0.7 4.3 6.5 1.52
162 Game Avg. 8 13 .367 4.40 46 22 10 3 1 3 163 165 91 80 14 77 4 117 5 1 8 718 94 3.94 1.489 9.1 0.7 4.3 6.5 1.52
SEA (5 yrs) 45 66 .405 4.13 191 127 34 19 5 14 864.1 867 458 397 75 365 17 597 29 6 36 3747 100 3.87 1.425 9.0 0.8 3.8 6.2 1.64
BOS (2 yrs) 3 11 .214 4.91 47 24 5 1 0 0 159.1 161 97 87 11 95 4 126 5 0 7 725 87 4.02 1.607 9.1 0.6 5.4 7.1 1.33
LAD (1 yr) 5 8 .385 4.47 47 0 31 0 0 11 54.1 62 30 27 3 17 5 42 0 0 3 234 90 2.98 1.454 10.3 0.5 2.8 7.0 2.47
CLE (1 yr) 1 6 .143 5.21 22 8 2 0 0 0 74.1 75 45 43 8 57 0 65 3 1 5 347 84 5.06 1.776 9.1 1.0 6.9 7.9 1.14
OAK (1 yr) 1 4 .200 6.75 26 4 1 0 0 0 37.1 42 31 28 2 31 2 27 0 0 5 183 55 4.50 1.955 10.1 0.5 7.5 6.5 0.87
AL (9 yrs) 50 87 .365 4.40 286 163 42 20 5 14 1135.1 1145 631 555 96 548 23 815 37 7 53 5002 94 3.99 1.491 9.1 0.8 4.3 6.5 1.49
NL (1 yr) 5 8 .385 4.47 47 0 31 0 0 11 54.1 62 30 27 3 17 5 42 0 0 3 234 90 2.98 1.454 10.3 0.5 2.8 7.0 2.47

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
1983 24 SEA AL 203.2 33 32 86 3.80 4.62 -0.20 0.15 103.5 5.14 30 3.3 .9 -0.1 5.1 49 .600 .520 AS
1984 25 SEA AL 113.1 22 22 81 6.43 4.48 -0.30 0.15 101.1 4.99 -18 -1.8 -0.1 -0.8 -8 .420 .489
1985 26 SEA AL 218.1 37 35 135 5.56 4.53 -0.16 0.15 101.1 4.90 -16 -1.6 1.8 -0.1 0.3 5 .457 .490 $159,000
1986 27 SEA AL 103.2 65 5 50 4.34 4.69 -0.53 -0.27 100.9 5.00 7 0.8 2.1 0.2 1.9 18 .512 .505 $205,000
1987 28 LAD NL 54.1 47 0 30 4.97 4.79 -0.31 -0.36 97.6 4.62 -3 -0.3 2.0 -0.2 0.0 3 .494 .498 $350,000
1989 30 OAK AL 37.1 26 4 31 7.47 4.49 0.12 -0.11 95.7 4.07 -14 -1.5 1.6 -0.3 -1.4 -11 .444 .491 $425,000
1990 31 SEA AL 225.1 34 33 106 4.23 4.29 0.30 0.15 101.8 4.21 0 0.0 3.1 -0.1 2.1 21 .501 .500 $587,000
1991 32 BOS AL 88.2 19 16 55 5.58 4.43 0.22 0.14 105.5 4.59 -10 -1.0 1.8 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .449 .494 $2,266,667
1992 33 BOS AL 70.2 28 8 42 5.35 4.41 -0.12 -0.11 106.0 4.68 -5 -0.6 .8 -0.1 0.1 2 .480 .497 $2,266,667
1993 34 CLE AL 74.1 22 8 45 5.45 4.79 0.01 -0.09 100.2 4.69 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.1 0.2 2 .474 .496
10 Seasons 1189.2 333 163 661 5.00 4.52 -0.08 0.05 101.9 4.74 -34 -3.1 1.7 -1.0 7.4 80 .491 .499 $6,259,334
SEA (5 yrs) 864.1 191 127 458 4.77 4.50 -0.11 0.10 101.8 4.80 3 0.7 2.0 -0.3 8.7 85 .504 .502 $951,000
BOS (2 yrs) 159.1 47 24 97 5.48 4.42 0.07 0.03 105.7 4.63 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.2 -0.1 1 .467 .495 $4,533,334
LAD (1 yr) 54.1 47 0 30 4.97 4.79 -0.31 -0.36 97.6 4.62 -3 -0.3 2.0 -0.2 0.0 3 .494 .498 $350,000
CLE (1 yr) 74.1 22 8 45 5.45 4.79 0.01 -0.09 100.2 4.69 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.1 0.2 2 .474 .496
OAK (1 yr) 37.1 26 4 31 7.47 4.49 0.12 -0.11 95.7 4.07 -14 -1.5 1.6 -0.3 -1.4 -11 .444 .491 $425,000

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
1989 30 OAK AL ALCS W TOR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.000 0.0 0.0 54.0 0.0 0.00
1 ALCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.000 0.0 0.0 54.0 0.0 0.00

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
1983 24 SEA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1984 25 SEA AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 26 SEA AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 27 SEA AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 28 LAD NL 47 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 30 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 31 SEA AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 32 BOS AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 33 BOS AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 34 CLE AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 333 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (5 yrs) 191 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (2 yrs) 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAD (1 yr) 47 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 286 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 47 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1983 24 SEA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1984 25 SEA AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 26 SEA AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $159,000 1
1986 27 SEA AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 0 $205,000 1
1987 28 LAD NL 47 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $350,000 1
1989 30 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $425,000 1
1990 31 SEA AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $587,000 1
1991 32 BOS AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,266,667 1
1992 33 BOS AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,266,667 1
1993 34 CLE AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
10 Seasons 333 3 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $6,259,334
SEA (5 yrs) 191 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $951,000
BOS (2 yrs) 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,533,334
LAD (1 yr) 47 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $350,000
CLE (1 yr) 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
OAK (1 yr) 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $425,000

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
1989 30 OAK AL ALCS TOR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 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% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1983 SEA AL 24 P 33 32 5 203.2 51 9 39 3 0 .941 2.12 1.45 .958 1.80 1.78 14 8 36% 33% 2 AS
1984 SEA AL 25 P 22 22 1 113.1 26 3 21 2 3 .923 1.91 1.09 .958 1.79 1.78 6 5 45% 36% 2
1985 SEA AL 26 P 37 35 5 218.1 31 6 24 1 1 .968 1.24 0.81 .953 1.86 1.84 13 16 55% 33% 1
1986 SEA AL 27 P 65 5 1 103.2 17 4 9 4 0 .765 1.13 0.20 .957 1.83 1.81 4 2 33% 34% 0
1987 LAD NL 28 P 47 0 0 54.1 6 3 1 2 0 .667 0.66 0.09 .955 1.90 1.90 3 1 25% 29% 0
1989 OAK AL 30 P 26 4 0 37.1 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 2.17 0.35 .960 1.88 1.85 8 0 0% 31% 0
1990 SEA AL 31 P 34 33 7 225.1 52 12 31 9 1 .827 1.72 1.26 .953 1.78 1.76 20 14 41% 34% 3
1991 BOS AL 32 P 19 16 0 88.2 15 4 10 1 1 .933 1.42 0.74 .956 1.80 1.80 8 3 27% 34% 0
1992 BOS AL 33 P 28 8 1 70.2 16 2 8 6 0 .625 1.27 0.36 .953 1.72 1.71 10 3 23% 34% 0
1993 CLE AL 34 P 22 8 0 74.1 15 4 10 1 0 .933 1.70 0.64 .953 1.79 1.78 9 7 44% 36% 0
10 Seasons P 333 163 20 1189.2 238 50 159 29 6 .878 1.58 0.63 .955 1.81 1.81 95 59 38% 34% 8
10 Seasons TOT 333 163 20 1189.2 238 50 159 29 6 .878 1.58 0.63 .955 1.81 1.81 95 59 38% 34% 8
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1983 AL  5.1 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1983 AL  3.27 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1983 AL  7.866 (6th)
1990 AL  7.908 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1990 AL  7.030 (10th)
Career  6.483 (180th)

Games Played s c a p y
1986 AL  65 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1990 AL  225.3 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1990 AL  176 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1985 AL  35 (7th)
1990 AL  33 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1990 AL  7 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1983 AL  2 (9th)
1985 AL  2 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1990 AL  107 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1985 AL  242 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1990 AL  0.599 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1983 AL  15 (4th)
1985 AL  19 (1st)
1990 AL  18 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1985 AL  119 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1990 AL  16 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1983 AL  7 (9th)
1985 AL  7 (9th)
1986 AL  8 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1990 AL  963 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1983 AL  131 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1983 AL  2.1 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1983 AL  3 (2nd)
1986 AL  4 (3rd)
1990 AL  9 (1st)
1992 AL  6 (3rd)

                           

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 - 22 (1029), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1606), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1908), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (296th), 7.6 career WAR/9.9 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198526Seattle Mariners$159,0001985 USA Today survey
198627Seattle Mariners$205,0001986 USA Today survey
198728Los Angeles Dodgers$350,0001987 USA Today survey
198930Oakland Athletics$425,0001989 USA Today survey
199031Seattle Mariners$587,000USA Today
199132Boston Red Sox$2,266,667USA Today survey
199233Boston Red Sox$2,266,6674/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,259,334
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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