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Joe Niekro
Birthdate: 11/7/1944 (70 y, 9 m, 29 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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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
1967Cubs3658051111.7 %22.4 %.043.257.196.204.239.197200.2-4.94.20.1
1968Cubs347302005.5 %31.5 %.000.162.100.156.100.128-270.0-9.24.8-0.3
19692 Teams426901408.7 %26.1 %.036.179.125.206.161.181110.0-7.05.30.1
    1969Cubs4600200.0 %16.7 %.200.250.200.200.400.263530.0-0.30.50.0
    1969Padres386301209.5 %27.0 %.020.171.118.207.137.17470.0-6.74.80.0
1970Tigers398808708.0 %19.3 %.076.265.197.274.273.256510.0-5.07.10.5
1971Tigers323805205.3 %23.7 %.033.190.133.188.167.171-10.0-4.22.6-0.1
1972Tigers181402107.1 %28.6 %.083.375.250.308.333.297900.0-0.10.90.1
1973Braves20300000.0 %33.3 %.000.500.333.333.333.305810.0-0.10.20.0
1974Braves27600000.0 %16.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.50.4-0.1
1975Astros4018010011.1 %11.1 %.000.250.214.313.214.262630.0-0.81.40.1
1976Astros363211103.1 %25.0 %.185.222.185.214.370.268700.0-1.12.30.2
1977Astros445502203.6 %23.6 %.000.189.140.173.140.149-110.0-7.44.5-0.1
1978Astros367406500.0 %24.3 %.031.191.138.138.169.139-160.0-9.66.0-0.1
1979Astros389901402.0 %21.2 %.024.159.120.140.145.131-240.0-14.48.9-0.2
1980Astros37102071003.9 %14.7 %.063.338.275.310.338.295890.0-1.38.01.0
1980Astros1300000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
1981Astros246401603.1 %15.6 %.020.220.176.208.196.190200.0-5.64.60.1
1981Astros1200000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
1982Astros359802501.0 %30.6 %.022.133.090.099.112.096-470.0-16.28.2-0.5
1983Astros389801200.0 %22.4 %.024.127.094.105.118.102-420.0-16.08.7-0.4
1984Astros389604602.1 %21.9 %.000.177.133.153.133.134-220.0-13.28.4-0.2
19852 Teams358006601.3 %20.0 %.015.321.250.257.265.234480.0-4.77.30.5
    1985Astros328006601.3 %20.0 %.015.321.250.257.265.234480.0-4.77.30.5
    1985Yankees3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
1986Yankees25000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
19872 Teams27000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    1987Yankees8000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    1987Twins19000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
1987Twins1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
1988Twins5000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
Total- - -70611651557213.3 %22.5 %.032.211.156.188.188.17570.3-122.493.70.9
Postseason- - -3500000.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
1967Cubs364658972005111013029110.196
1968Cubs34607366000204023009100.100
19692 Teams42566975200146018016300.125
    1969Cubs4561010002001001000.200
    1969Padres38516365100126017015300.118
1970Tigers3966881393108770170015000.197
1971Tigers3230384310052209006000.133
1972Tigers1812143210021104001000.250
1973Braves20331100000001000000.333
1974Braves27560000000001001000.000
1975Astros4014183300010202002000.214
1976Astros3627325220111108004000.185
1977Astros44505577000222013003200.140
1978Astros36657497200650018009200.138
1979Astros3883991082001420210113000.120
1980Astros3780102221750071040150018200.275
1980Astros1330000000001000000.000
1981Astros245164981001620100011000.176
1981Astros1220000000000000000.000
1982Astros35899886200251030017100.090
1983Astros388598862001200221012100.094
1984Astros38839611110004620210011000.133
19852 Teams35688017161006610160110400.250
    1985Astros32688017161006610160110400.250
    1985Yankees3000000000000000000.000
1986Yankees25000000000000000000.000
19872 Teams27000000000000000000.000
    1987Yankees8000000000000000000.000
    1987Twins19000000000000000000.000
1987Twins1000000000000000000.000
1988Twins5000000000000000000.000
Total- - -706973116515212426115572380262161471710.156
Postseason- - -3550000000001000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
1967Cubs1.7 %22.4 %0.08.196.204.239.443.0435.6.257  0.22-4.3.19720
1967Average7.9 %15.9 %0.50.242.306.357.664.1154.4.274     .299 
1968Cubs5.5 %31.5 %0.17.100.156.100.256.0000.8.162  0.0-1-8.2.128-27
1968Average7.6 %15.8 %0.48.237.299.340.639.1044.3.269     .292 
19692 Teams8.7 %26.1 %0.33.125.206.161.367.0360.1.179  0.01-6.8.18111
    1969Cubs0.0 %16.7 %0.00.200.200.400.600.2000.1.250  0.00-0.2.26353
    1969Padres9.5 %27.0 %0.35.118.207.137.344.0200.1.171  0.00-6.5.1747
1969Average9.1 %15.2 %0.60.248.320.369.689.1214.6.276     .313 
1970Tigers8.0 %19.3 %0.41.197.274.273.547.0764.3.265  0.06-4.3.25651
1970Average9.2 %15.0 %0.61.254.326.385.711.1314.7.281     .319 
1971Tigers5.3 %23.7 %0.22.133.188.167.354.0332.6.190  0.00-3.9.171-1
1971Average8.5 %14.3 %0.60.249.317.365.682.1164.3.276     .310 
1972Tigers7.1 %28.6 %0.25.250.308.333.641.0832.6.375  0.01-0.1.29790
1972Average8.4 %14.8 %0.57.244.311.354.664.1104.3.272     .304 
1973Braves0.0 %33.3 %0.00.333.333.333.667.0000.1.500  0.000.0.30581
1973Average8.8 %13.7 %0.64.257.325.379.704.1224.4.281     .319 
1974Braves0.0 %16.7 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.4.000-100
1974Average8.7 %13.1 %0.66.257.324.369.693.1124.6.282     .318 
1975Astros11.1 %11.1 %1.00.214.313.214.527.0000.8.250  0.01-0.8.26263
1975Average9.0 %13.0 %0.70.258.327.374.701.1164.9.282     .321 
1976Astros3.1 %25.0 %0.13.185.214.370.585.1850.1.222  0.02-1.1.26870
1976Average8.4 %12.7 %0.66.255.320.361.681.1065.1.281     .315 
1977Astros3.6 %23.6 %0.15.140.173.140.313.0000.9.189  0.0-1-7.7.149-11
1977Average8.5 %13.4 %0.63.264.329.401.730.1375.0.287     .324 
1978Astros0.0 %24.3 %0.00.138.138.169.308.0312.6.191  0.0-2-10.0.139-16
1978Average8.5 %12.6 %0.68.258.323.379.702.1215.0.280     .318 
1979Astros2.0 %21.2 %0.10.120.140.145.284.0240.1.159  0.0-4-15.1.131-24
1979Average8.5 %12.5 %0.68.265.330.397.727.1325.1.286     .324 
1980Astros3.9 %14.7 %0.27.275.310.338.647.0631.2.338  0.09-2.0.29589
1980Astros0.0 %33.3 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.7.000-100
1980Average8.2 %12.5 %0.65.265.326.388.714.1235.2.287     .320 
1981Astros3.1 %15.6 %0.20.176.208.196.404.0200.1.220  0.01-5.8.19020
1981Astros0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100
1981Average8.4 %12.5 %0.67.256.320.369.689.1135.0.279     .314 
1982Astros1.0 %30.6 %0.03.090.099.112.211.0220.9.133  0.0-6-16.9.096-47
1982Average8.3 %13.2 %0.63.261.324.389.713.1285.1.284     .318 
1983Astros0.0 %22.4 %0.00.094.105.118.222.0240.3.127  0.0-5-16.5.102-42
1983Average8.4 %13.5 %0.62.261.325.389.714.1285.2.285     .319 
1984Astros2.1 %21.9 %0.10.133.153.133.285.0001.4.177  0.0-3-13.5.134-22
1984Average8.3 %14.0 %0.59.260.323.385.708.1255.1.286     .317 
19852 Teams1.3 %20.0 %0.06.250.257.265.522.0151.6.321  0.04-5.2.23448
    1985Astros1.3 %20.0 %0.06.250.257.265.522.0151.6.321  0.04-5.2.23448
    1985Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
1985Average8.6 %14.0 %0.62.257.323.391.714.1345.2.281     .318 
1986Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
1986Average8.8 %15.4 %0.58.258.326.395.721.1374.9.286     .320 
19872 Teams0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
    1987Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
    1987Twins0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
1987Twins0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
1987Average8.9 %15.5 %0.57.263.331.415.747.1525.2.289     .326 
1988Twins0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
1988Average8.1 %14.7 %0.56.254.318.378.696.1235.0.282     .312 
Total- - -3.3 %22.5 %0.15.156.188.188.376.0322.0.211  0.34-123.6.1757
Postseason- - -0.0 %20.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.2.000-100

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
1974Braves-0.08-0.080.00-1.61-0.180.63 0-0.11-0.01
1975Astros-0.18-0.270.09-1.79-0.200.78 0-0.13-0.11
1976Astros-0.06-0.390.33-2.59-0.320.71 0-0.220.14
1977Astros-0.52-0.900.38-8.07-0.880.76 0-0.750.06
1978Astros-1.12-1.580.46-11.77-1.291.033.271-1.06-0.03
1979Astros-0.97-1.550.58-12.79-1.450.88 0-1.300.19
1980Astros0.64-1.321.96-2.25-0.270.92 00.000.70
1981Astros-0.34-0.930.59-4.02-0.461.04 0-0.570.24
1982Astros-1.48-1.930.45-14.67-1.650.95 0-1.610.05
1983Astros-1.09-1.710.61-14.36-1.680.87 0-1.580.32
1984Astros-0.83-1.400.57-8.52-0.960.81 0-1.150.12
19852 Teams-0.17-1.391.22-6.00-0.671.00 0-0.400.23
    1985Astros-0.17-1.391.22-6.00-0.671.00 0-0.400.23
    1985Yankees          
1986Yankees          
19872 Teams          
    1987Yankees          
    1987Twins          
1988Twins          
Total- - --6.21-13.457.24-88.44-10.000.903.271-8.882.00

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 

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
1967Cubs-5.10.20.04.2-4.94.20.31.61.20.1  
1968Cubs-9.20.00.04.8-9.24.80.41.9-2.1-0.3  
19692 Teams-7.10.00.05.3-7.05.30.41.90.50.1  
    1969Cubs-0.30.00.00.5-0.30.50.00.20.30.0  
    1969Padres-6.70.00.04.8-6.74.80.31.80.20.0  
1970Tigers-5.10.00.07.1-5.07.10.12.64.70.5  
1971Tigers-4.20.00.02.6-4.22.60.11.0-0.5-0.1  
1972Tigers-0.10.00.00.9-0.10.90.00.41.20.1  
1973Braves-0.10.00.00.2-0.10.20.00.10.30.0  
1974Braves-1.50.00.00.4-1.50.40.00.2-0.9-0.1  
1975Astros-0.80.00.01.4-0.81.40.10.51.20.1  
1976Astros-1.10.00.02.3-1.12.30.10.92.20.2  
1977Astros-7.40.00.04.5-7.44.50.11.6-1.2-0.1  
1978Astros-9.60.00.06.0-9.66.00.32.1-1.2-0.1  
1979Astros-14.40.00.08.9-14.48.90.43.0-2.2-0.2  
1980Astros-1.30.00.08.0-1.38.00.22.99.81.0  
1981Astros-5.60.00.04.6-5.64.60.31.81.10.1  
1982Astros-16.20.00.08.2-16.28.20.42.8-4.8-0.5  
1983Astros-16.00.00.08.7-16.08.70.32.9-4.2-0.4  
1984Astros-13.10.00.08.4-13.28.40.32.8-1.7-0.2  
19852 Teams-4.70.00.07.3-4.77.30.22.35.10.5  
    1985Astros-4.70.00.07.3-4.77.30.22.35.10.5  
    1985Yankees0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0  
1986Yankees0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0  
19872 Teams0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0  
    1987Yankees0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0  
    1987Twins0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0  
1988Twins0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0  
Total- - --122.60.30.093.7-122.493.74.033.38.60.9  

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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