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Joe Niekro
Birthdate: 11/7/1944 (69 y, 9 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/190     Position: P
Drafted: 1966 June Secondary Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 3, Overall: 43, Team: Chicago Cubs
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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
1967Cubs10703622169.24.081.700.80.26974.5 %  3.343.38 2.0
1968Cubs141023429177.03.313.000.92.29871.8 %  4.324.02 0.3
19692 Teams81804134221.12.522.070.73.27571.5 %  3.703.70 2.0
    1969Cubs0104319.13.262.791.40.30081.4 %  3.724.73 0.0
    1969Padres81703731202.02.452.000.67.27270.5 %  3.703.60 1.9
1970Tigers121303834213.04.273.041.18.27273.6 %  4.064.46 1.1
1971Tigers6713115122.13.163.600.96.28474.1 %  4.494.38 -0.3
1972Tigers32118747.04.601.530.57.36276.4 %  3.832.78 0.6
1973Braves24320024.04.504.130.75.28473.7 %  4.134.02 0.0
1974Braves32027243.06.493.771.05.25475.5 %  3.564.04 0.1
1975Astros64440488.05.523.990.31.27176.0 %  3.073.20 0.7
1976Astros4803613118.05.874.270.61.26568.1 %  3.363.66 0.3
1977Astros13854414180.25.033.190.70.25376.9 %  3.043.71 1.3
1978Astros141403529202.24.313.240.58.26569.0 %  3.863.68 1.2
1979Astros211103838263.24.063.650.58.24174.9 %  3.003.96 1.5
1980Astros201203736256.04.462.780.42.29369.4 %  3.553.34 3.1
1980Astros0001110.01.800.900.00.171100.0 %  0.002.95  
1981Astros9902424166.04.172.550.43.26173.7 %  2.823.15 2.2
1981Astros000118.04.503.380.00.259100.0 %  0.002.73  
1982Astros171203535270.04.332.130.40.24877.5 %  2.473.10 4.3
1983Astros151403838263.25.193.450.51.26570.7 %  3.483.53 2.8
1984Astros161203838248.14.603.230.58.26272.2 %  3.043.71 2.2
19852 Teams111303535225.14.834.270.96.25874.3 %  3.834.49 -0.1
    1985Astros91203232213.04.944.180.89.25874.0 %  3.724.33 0.1
    1985Yankees2103312.12.925.842.19.25678.7 %  5.847.14 -0.3
1986Yankees91002525125.24.234.511.07.28665.4 %  4.874.91 0.4
19872 Teams71302726147.05.143.920.92.29061.5 %  5.334.56 1.8
    1987Yankees3408850.25.333.380.71.23466.2 %  3.554.07 0.8
    1987Twins490191896.15.044.201.03.31759.8 %  6.264.82 1.0
1987Twins000102.04.504.500.00.167100.0 %  0.004.87  
1988Twins1105211.25.406.941.54.34154.1 %  10.036.11 -0.2
Total- - -221204167025003584.04.393.170.69.27072.0 %  3.593.79 27.1
Postseason- - -0003220.03.152.250.00.206100.0 %  0.003.05  


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
1967Cubs1073.343622720  169.270617168631532721077
1968Cubs14104.323429212  177.076920493851859833065
19692 Teams8183.704134830  221.1928237100911851904062
    1969Cubs013.7243000  19.18624983600007
    1969Padres8173.703731830  202.084221391831545904055
1970Tigers12134.063834620  213.09142211079628724310101
1971Tigers674.493115001  122.154013662611349322043
1972Tigers323.83187101  47.019962202038112024
1973Braves244.13200003  24.099231111211103012
1974Braves323.56272000  43.0178361917518223031
1975Astros643.07404114  88.0378793230339422054
1976Astros483.363613000  118.05151076044856118077
1977Astros1383.044414925  180.2737155666114643151101
1978Astros14143.8635291010  202.286119097871373199097
1979Astros21113.0038381150  263.21095221102881710717190119
1980Astros20123.5537361120  256.01096268119101127934120127
1980Astros000.0011000  10.0396000111002
1981Astros992.822424520  166.06761506052847407077
1981Astros000.0011000  8.0347000300004
1982Astros17122.4735351650  270.010672247974126415190130
1983Astros15143.483838910  263.211132381151021510153141152
1984Astros16123.043838610  248.1102722310484168944121127
19852 Teams11133.833535410  225.1983211108962410765211121
    1985Astros9123.723232410  213.092519710088219965211117
    1985Yankees215.8433000  12.15814883800004
1986Yankees9104.872525000  125.2571139846815633110159
19872 Teams7135.332726100  147.065515510187156401013084
    1987Yankees343.5588100  50.2211402520419040030
    1987Twins496.261918000  96.1444115766711450613054
1987Twins000.0010000  2.091000101001
1988Twins1110.0352000  11.2591613132900237
Total- - -2212043.597025001072916  3584.0151663466162014312761262716517281747
Postseason- - -000.0032000  20.08214000512007

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
1967Cubs4.081.702.410.8010.9 %4.5 %6.4 %.2541.20.26974.5 %95993.38
1967Average5.992.982.010.7115.9 %7.9 %8.0 %.2371.24.26973.3 %  3.96
1968Cubs3.313.001.100.928.5 %7.7 %0.8 %.2891.49.29871.8 %1351314.02
1968Average5.892.822.090.6115.8 %7.6 %8.3 %.2321.19.26474.7 %  3.80
19692 Teams2.522.071.220.736.7 %5.5 %1.2 %.2701.30.27571.5 %1061103.70
    1969Cubs3.262.791.171.408.1 %7.0 %1.2 %.3001.55.30081.4 %951254.73
    1969Padres2.452.001.220.676.5 %5.3 %1.2 %.2671.28.27270.5 %1071093.60
1969Average5.803.461.670.8015.2 %9.1 %6.1 %.2431.32.27273.0 %  4.30
1970Tigers4.273.041.401.1811.1 %7.9 %3.2 %.2631.38.27273.6 %1061114.46
1970Average5.783.541.630.8915.0 %9.2 %5.8 %.2491.36.27672.1 %  4.45
1971Tigers3.163.600.880.968.0 %9.1 %-1.1 %.2781.51.28474.1 %1271214.38
1971Average5.423.251.670.7414.3 %8.6 %5.7 %.2441.30.27173.6 %  4.22
1972Tigers4.601.533.000.5712.1 %4.0 %8.0 %.3261.49.36276.4 %121842.78
1972Average5.573.161.770.6814.8 %8.4 %6.4 %.2391.26.26874.2 %  4.07
1973Braves4.504.131.090.7512.1 %11.1 %1.0 %.2611.42.28473.7 %1061034.02
1973Average5.253.381.550.8013.7 %8.8 %4.9 %.2521.35.27772.4 %  4.38
1974Braves6.493.771.721.0517.4 %10.1 %7.3 %.2281.26.25475.5 %931054.04
1974Average5.023.341.500.6813.1 %8.7 %4.4 %.2511.34.27772.0 %  4.25
1975Astros5.523.991.380.3114.3 %10.3 %4.0 %.2341.34.27176.0 %90953.20
1975Average5.003.471.440.7013.0 %9.0 %4.0 %.2521.36.27771.7 %  4.32
1976Astros5.874.271.380.6115.0 %10.9 %4.1 %.2341.38.26568.1 %1021123.66
1976Average4.833.191.510.5812.7 %8.4 %4.3 %.2501.32.27671.6 %  4.08
1977Astros5.033.191.580.7013.7 %8.7 %5.0 %.2311.21.25376.9 %841033.71
1977Average5.183.281.580.8713.5 %8.5 %4.9 %.2591.37.28371.1 %  4.46
1978Astros4.313.241.330.5811.3 %8.5 %2.8 %.2441.30.26569.0 %1171123.68
1978Average4.813.261.480.7112.6 %8.5 %4.1 %.2521.34.27571.9 %  4.30
1979Astros4.063.651.110.5810.9 %9.8 %1.1 %.2251.24.24174.9 %871133.96
1979Average4.813.271.470.8212.5 %8.5 %4.0 %.2601.37.28170.7 %  4.47
1980Astros4.462.781.610.4211.6 %7.2 %4.4 %.2651.36.29369.4 %105983.34
1980Astros1.800.902.000.005.1 %2.6 %2.6 %.1620.70.171100.0 %0872.95
1980Average4.803.141.530.7312.5 %8.2 %4.4 %.2591.36.28371.2 %  4.29
1981Astros4.172.551.640.4311.4 %7.0 %4.4 %.2381.19.26173.7 %87993.15
1981Astros4.503.381.330.0011.8 %8.8 %2.9 %.2261.25.259100.0 %0862.73
1981Average4.753.181.490.6412.5 %8.4 %4.1 %.2501.32.27472.1 %  4.18
1982Astros4.332.132.030.4012.2 %6.0 %6.2 %.2241.07.24877.5 %73933.10
1982Average5.043.161.600.8013.2 %8.3 %4.9 %.2561.35.28071.5 %  4.35
1983Astros5.193.451.510.5113.7 %9.1 %4.6 %.2361.29.26570.7 %1021013.53
1983Average5.183.221.610.7913.5 %8.4 %5.1 %.2561.35.28171.2 %  4.32
1984Astros4.603.231.430.5812.4 %8.7 %3.7 %.2391.26.26272.2 %891083.71
1984Average5.373.181.690.7814.0 %8.3 %5.7 %.2551.34.28271.5 %  4.24
19852 Teams4.834.271.130.9612.3 %10.9 %1.4 %.2421.41.25874.3 %1111284.49
    1985Astros4.944.181.180.8912.6 %10.7 %1.9 %.2401.39.25874.0 %1091254.33
    1985Yankees2.925.840.502.196.9 %13.8 %-6.9 %.2801.78.25678.7 %1441787.14
1985Average5.373.311.620.8614.0 %8.6 %5.4 %.2521.34.27771.5 %  4.41
1986Yankees4.234.510.941.0710.3 %11.0 %-0.7 %.2741.61.28665.4 %1201214.91
1986Average5.903.401.740.9115.4 %8.8 %6.5 %.2531.36.28271.6 %  4.40
19872 Teams5.143.921.310.9212.8 %9.8 %3.1 %.2671.49.29061.5 %1161004.56
    1987Yankees5.333.381.580.7114.2 %9.0 %5.2 %.2131.16.23466.2 %80924.07
    1987Twins5.044.201.201.0312.2 %10.1 %2.0 %.2931.66.31759.8 %1351044.82
1987Twins4.504.501.000.0011.1 %11.1 %0.0 %.1431.00.167100.0 %01054.87
1987Average6.013.451.741.0715.5 %8.9 %6.6 %.2581.39.28570.9 %  4.62
1988Twins5.406.940.781.5411.9 %15.3 %-3.4 %.3202.14.34154.1 %2421496.11
1988Average5.583.101.800.7614.7 %8.2 %6.5 %.2491.31.27871.7 %  4.16
Total- - -4.393.171.380.6911.5 %8.3 %3.2 %.2501.32.27072.0 %1021083.79
Postseason- - -3.152.251.400.008.5 %6.1 %2.4 %.1870.95.206100.0 %0883.05

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
1974Braves-1.04-3.752.71-1.02-0.120.940.911.041.4518-0.34-0.7745
1975Astros0.57-6.567.133.030.351.111.181.431.97180.74-0.23119
1976Astros-1.99-10.138.14-7.57-0.940.980.820.861.0131-0.73-1.2934
1977Astros1.73-13.9815.7120.142.361.161.061.370.82230.940.55118
1978Astros-0.20-16.0415.83-9.90-1.161.050.930.880.8123-0.940.7410
1979Astros1.88-18.6820.568.080.921.060.970.881.7927-0.061.8400
1980Astros-0.91-17.9217.01-9.92-1.090.950.820.911.2925-0.08-0.8710
1981Astros0.87-10.6211.497.471.090.970.910.861.99190.100.7900
1982Astros4.95-16.0320.9938.314.391.040.990.881.27194.050.7100
1983Astros0.20-19.7719.97-4.01-0.241.050.940.871.34290.54-0.3500
1984Astros-1.46-17.6016.14-5.79-0.620.930.870.871.39320.30-1.8600
19852 Teams-0.35-17.8017.46-5.65-0.691.070.930.881.5531-1.220.8900
    1985Astros-0.31-16.7716.46-3.30-0.461.070.930.881.6328-0.900.6100
    1985Yankees-0.04-1.030.99-2.34-0.230.960.900.870.793-0.310.2800
1986Yankees-1.58-11.8810.29-18.28-1.771.030.900.881.2625-1.17-0.3700
19872 Teams-1.37-12.4411.07-19.20-1.860.970.890.871.2226-1.00-0.4210
    1987Yankees0.27-3.463.734.040.410.990.980.881.5170.71-0.4400
    1987Twins-1.64-8.987.34-23.24-2.270.960.840.861.1219-1.710.0010
1988Twins-0.48-1.190.71-7.57-0.720.860.650.521.333-0.580.0210
Total- - -0.82-194.39195.20-11.86-0.111.020.930.971.353490.560.233326

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
1967CubsP3622169.210260  1        1.000 
1968CubsP3429177.19330  2        1.000 
19692 TeamsP4134221.121345  2        .917 
    1969CubsP4319.1250  1        1.000 
    1969PadresP3731202.019295  1        .906 
1970TigersP3834213.017351  1        .981 
1971TigersP3115122.19251  1        .971 
1972TigersP18747.0540  1        1.000 
1973BravesP20024.0250  2        1.000 
1974BravesP27243.0480  1        1.000 
1975AstrosP40488.07130  0        1.000 
1976AstrosP3613118.09133  1        .880 
1977AstrosP4414180.211310  7        1.000 
1978AstrosP3529202.218210  3        1.000 
1979AstrosP3838263.214390  4        1.000 
1980AstrosP3736256.017372  2        .964 
1981AstrosP2424166.011230  1        1.000 
1982AstrosP3535270.022423  2        .955 
1983AstrosP3838263.29364  0        .918 
1984AstrosP3838248.119392  5        .967 
19852 TeamsP3535225.117361  1        .981 
    1985AstrosP3232213.014341  1        .980 
    1985YankeesP3312.1320  0        1.000 
1986YankeesP2525125.29131  2        .957 
19872 TeamsP2726147.011162  1        .931 
    1987YankeesP8850.2551  0        .909 
    1987TwinsP191896.16111  1        .944 
1988TwinsP5211.2230  1        1.000 
Total- - -P7025003584.125353225  41        .969 

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
1967Cubs2.40.30.10.517.02.0  
1968Cubs-0.3-1.20.6-0.62.60.3  
19692 Teams2.20.20.00.218.42.0  
    1969Cubs0.3-0.10.30.20.40.0  
    1969Padres1.90.3-0.30.017.91.9  
1970Tigers2.0-0.11.00.910.81.1  
1971Tigers0.0-0.60.90.3-2.7-0.3  
1972Tigers0.2-1.30.9-0.44.60.6  
1973Braves0.10.00.10.10.40.0  
1974Braves0.40.20.10.30.40.1  
1975Astros1.20.20.30.56.00.7  
1976Astros-0.40.4-1.1-0.73.00.3  
1977Astros3.41.50.72.212.11.3  
1978Astros0.60.5-1.1-0.610.91.2  
1979Astros4.52.90.23.114.11.5  
1980Astros1.7-0.8-0.6-1.427.83.1  
1981Astros2.70.8-0.20.519.12.2  
1982Astros7.62.90.53.438.04.3  
1983Astros2.81.3-1.30.025.92.8  
1984Astros3.31.5-0.41.120.52.2  
19852 Teams1.41.00.51.5-1.4-0.1  
    1985Astros1.40.90.31.31.40.1  
    1985Yankees0.00.10.10.2-2.8-0.3  
1986Yankees-0.6-0.2-0.7-0.93.60.4  
19872 Teams0.2-0.2-1.5-1.719.01.8  
    1987Yankees0.90.6-0.60.08.40.8  
    1987Twins-0.7-0.8-0.9-1.710.51.0  
1988Twins-0.5-0.1-0.2-0.3-1.8-0.2  
Total- - -35.19.3-1.38.0248.527.1$0.0 

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  • 1966 June Secondary Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 3, Overall: 43
    • Team: Chicago Cubs
    • School: West Liberty State College
  • 1966 January Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 2, Overall: 84
    • Team: Cleveland Indians
    • School: West Liberty State College