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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Robert Wayne Kipper
Stat Years
1982-1994  [mlb] 1985-1992
Height/Weight
6-2 / 200
Bats/Throws
Right / Left
Positions
P (372)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1964-07-08 in Aurora, Illinois   [56.140]
High School
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the California Angels in Round #1 (#8 overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1985-04-12 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.278)
Service Time
Organizations
PIT [7] CAL [4] NYN [1] MIN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13772 ... retro id: kippb001 ... mlbam id: 117107
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1982Salem AngelsNwstA-cal-171---654.4613131100076.2624638852653001.497.280.946.107.635.401.25.545
    1982Minor Totals: CALbyYearA-----171---654.4913131100076.7624638852653001.507.320.946.147.685.431.25.545
    1983Peoria SunsMidwAcal-182---584.65222120010127.2112776617521053011.287.901.203.677.405.432.02.385
    1983Minor Totals: CALbyYearA----181---584.67222120010127.7112776617521053011.297.921.203.687.435.452.02.385
    1984Redwood PioneersCalifA+cal-193---1882.04262683000185.01476142465985031.157.150.193.164.772.971.51.692
    1984Minor Totals: CALbyYearA+----191---1882.04262683000185.01476142465985031.157.150.193.164.772.971.51.692
    1985Midland AngelsTexAAcal-204---333.08991100049.2522217510311001.259.420.911.815.623.993.10.500
    1985Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-204---301.99761111049.2361511412421000.976.520.722.177.612.723.501.000
    1985California AngelsALMLBcal36204Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0121.6021000103.17881300003.0018.902.708.100.0021.600.00.000
    1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51204Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.11540011024.221161447130001.147.661.462.554.745.841.86.333
    1985Minor Totals: CALbyYearAAA/AA----202---632.5416152211099.3883728922732001.117.990.822.006.633.363.32.667
    1985MLB Totals: CAL-PITbyYearMLB----202Log - Sp - Ext - Perf137.07750012028.0282422510130001.369.001.613.214.187.711.30.250
    1986Nashua PiratesEastAApit-215---013.44440000018.1147713191030.936.870.491.479.333.446.33.000
    1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51215Log - Sp - Ext - Perf684.03201900110114.012360511734813321.389.711.342.686.394.742.38.429
    1986Minor Totals: PITbyYearAA----211---013.48440000018.3147713191030.946.960.501.499.453.486.33.000
    1986MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf684.03201900110114.012360511734813321.389.711.342.686.394.742.38.429
    1987Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAApit-226---021.78620024125.1237524221001.078.170.711.427.822.495.50.000
    1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16226Log - Sp - Ext - Perf595.94242011040110.211774732552835021.539.522.034.236.756.021.60.357
    1987Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA----221---021.79620024125.3237524221001.088.250.721.437.892.515.50.000
    1987MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf595.96242011040110.711774732552835021.539.562.044.256.786.041.60.357
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16237Log - Sp - Ext - Perf263.74500001550065.0543327726391121.237.480.973.605.404.571.50.250
    1988MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf263.74500001550065.0543327726391121.237.480.973.605.404.571.50.250
    1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16248Log - Sp - Ext - Perf342.93520001552483.0552927533585201.065.960.543.586.293.141.76.429
    1989MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf342.93520001552483.0552927533585201.065.960.543.586.293.141.76.429
    1990Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-259---007.7151000404.26441160001.5011.571.931.9311.577.716.00.000
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16259Log - Sp - Ext - Perf523.0241100740362.2442421726351531.126.321.013.735.033.451.35.714
    1990Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA----251---008.5751000404.76441160001.6712.862.142.1412.868.576.00.000
    1990MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf523.0441100740362.7442421726351531.136.371.013.765.063.471.35.714
    1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit162610Log - Sp - Ext - Perf224.65520001852460.0663431722380101.479.901.053.305.705.101.73.500
    1991MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf224.65520001852460.0663431722380101.479.901.053.305.705.101.73.500
    1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin162711Log - Sp - Ext - Perf334.42250001225038.2402319814221031.409.311.863.265.125.351.57.500
    1992MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf334.48250001225038.7402319814221031.419.421.883.305.185.421.57.500
    1994Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-2912---127.82900049012.217121127131011.8912.081.424.979.248.531.86.333
    1994Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAAA----291---128.11900049012.717121127131011.9712.541.485.169.598.851.86.333
    MLB Totals (9 yrs)27374.3427145116922611562.0527301271812173691612121.328.441.303.485.914.821.70.422
    National League Totals (7 yrs)24334.2224444115720011520.048027024472200347151291.318.311.253.466.014.671.74.421
    American League Totals (2 yrs)345.79271001226042.0473127917221031.5210.071.933.644.716.641.29.429
    Minor League Totals36293.29101821367191549.74692512014420640116081.237.690.723.386.574.111.95.554
    Minor: A- Totals654.4913131100076.7624638852653001.507.320.946.147.685.431.25.545
    Minor: A Totals584.67222120010127.7112776617521053011.297.921.203.687.435.452.02.385
    Minor: A+ Totals1882.04262683000185.01476142465985031.157.150.193.164.772.971.51.692
    Minor: AA Totals343.1813131100068.0662924613502031.168.740.791.726.623.843.85.429
    Minor: AAA Totals443.0327911718192.3823831924833011.158.010.882.358.113.713.46.500
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (7 yrs)24334.2224444115720011520.048027024472200347151291.318.311.253.466.014.671.74.421
    Minnesota Twins Totals (1 yrs)334.48250001225038.7402319814221031.419.421.883.305.185.421.57.500
    California Angels Totals (1 yrs)0123.2321000103.37881300003.2320.322.908.710.0023.230.00.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1985Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-20p---178000000000400000.000.000.000.000800.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit5120pL-S-E-P158120000000302000.250.250.250.5001020.000.000.4000.0030.000.000.00.000.0
    1986Nashua PiratesEastAApit-21p---2411100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.000110.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit5121pL-S-E-P221330100010011103000.030.059.030.0893710.030.000.0452.7029.7311.000.00.000.0
    1987Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAApit-22p---361000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1622pL-S-E-P326333820000001203000.242.242.303.54536102.061.061.3810.0033.330.000.00.0025.0
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1623pL-S-E-P4504100000000011001.000.200.000.200600.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1624pL-S-E-P5529110001001201001.111.200.111.3111110.111.000.1439.0918.182.000.00.000.0
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1625pL-S-E-P6417010000000200000.143.143.143.286710.000.000.2000.0028.570.000.00.000.0
    1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1626pL-S-E-P7521000000000001000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (7 yrs)24795613200200230111002.137.163.158.321109152.042.021.2001.8327.5215.000.00.0015.4
    National League Totals (7 yrs)24795613200200230111002.137.163.158.321109152.042.021.2001.8327.5215.000.00.0015.4
    Minor League Totals1710110000000500000.100.100.100.2001010.000.000.2000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals411100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.000110.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals139000000000500000.000.000.000.000900.000.000.0000.0055.560.000.00.000.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (7 yrs)24795613200200230111002.137.163.158.321109152.042.021.2001.8327.5215.000.00.0015.4
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1982Salem AngelsNwstA-17P1300.0313201816.8891.200.0018.6100.05
    1983Peoria SunsMidwA18P2200.0523102928.9661.300.0015.8100.08
    1984Redwood PioneersCalifA+19P2600.01135344946.9391.800.0018.7100.05
    1985Midland AngelsTexAA20P900.01601771.0000.800.006.6100.014
    1985Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA20P700.0141065.8330.700.004.9100.011
    1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB20P5024.2051065.8331.000.213.1100.016
    1985California AngelsALMLB20P203.11000111.0000.500.321.2100.017
    1986Nashua PiratesEastAA21P400.00100111.0000.300.002.9100.017
    1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB21P200114.0115101716.9410.800.1412.395.211
    1987Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA22P600.02200441.0000.700.004.2100.015
    1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB22P240110.23160119191.0000.800.1714.892.310
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB23P50065.04160120201.0000.400.3131.3100.03
    1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB24P52083.0310211513.8670.300.1632.1100.02
    1990Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA25P500.00200221.0000.400.003.4100.018
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25P41062.2580013131.0000.300.2125.3100.05
    1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB26P52060.0162097.7780.100.1232.1100.04
    1992Minnesota TwinsALMLB27P25038.20601661.0000.200.1615.4100.010
    1994Norfolk TidesILAAA29P900.00200221.0000.200.006.3100.015
    MLB Totals - (P)271056018826410.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)27003101011.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)1300170111.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)260011353412.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)22005231011.0000.000.00---------
    A- Totals - (P)13003132011.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1982Minor13----------
    1983Minor22----------
    1984Minor26----------
    1985MLB7----------
    1985Minor16----------
    1986MLB20----------
    1986Minor4----------
    1987MLB24----------
    1987Minor6----------
    1988MLB50----------
    1989MLB52----------
    1990MLB41----------
    1990Minor5----------
    1991MLB52----------
    1992MLB25----------
    1994Minor9----------
    Totals372----------