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Bob KipperTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1982-1994 MLB Years: 1985-1992
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-372Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Wayne Kipper
Height6-2Weight200BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 8,1964 [53.349]PlaceAurora,Illinois
High SchoolAurora Central Catholic (Aurora,IL)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-CAL-#4 ... 1984-CAL-#3 ... 1985-CAL-#1 ... 1986-PIT-#2
MLB DebutApril 12,1985 [20.278]
OrganizationsPIT [7] CAL [4] MIN [1] NYN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID13772Retrosheet IDkippb001MLBAM ID117107
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts58Walks60Hittable67SO/BB61vsPower67Hitting7Durability55Team.492Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1982Salem AngelsNwstA-cal-ST17654.4613130110076.2624638852653001.497.280.946.107.631.25.545-
1983Peoria SunsMidwAcal-ST18584.65222112000127.2112776617521053001.287.901.203.677.402.02.385-
1984Redwood PioneersCalifA+cal-ST191882.04262608300185.01476142465985001.157.150.193.164.771.51.692-
1985Midland AngelsTexAAcal-ST20333.08990110049.2522217510311001.259.420.911.815.623.10.500-
1985Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-ST20301.99761111049.2361511412421000.976.520.722.177.613.501.000-
1985Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0632.5416151221098.0883728922732001.117.970.821.996.613.32.6673.06
1985California AngelsALMLBcal36S/R200121.6021100003.07881300003.0018.902.708.10--0.00.0009.28
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51S/R20125.11541001024.221161447130001.147.661.462.554.741.86.3334.59
1986Nashua PiratesEastAApit-ST21013.44440000018.0147713191000.936.870.491.479.336.33.000-
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51ST21684.03201910010114.012360511734813321.389.711.342.686.392.38.4294.24
1987Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAApit-S/R22021.78624002125.0237524221001.078.170.711.427.825.50.000-
1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16S/R22595.94242041100110.211774732552835021.539.522.034.236.751.60.3575.77
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16Rel23263.74500500015065.0543327726391121.237.480.973.605.401.50.2504.26
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16Rel24342.93520520015483.0552927533585201.065.960.543.586.291.76.4293.34
1990Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-Rel25007.7151400004.26441160001.5011.571.931.9311.576.00--
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16Rel25523.0241140007362.2442421726351531.126.321.013.735.031.35.7144.53
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16Rel26224.65520520018460.0663431722380101.479.901.053.305.701.73.5004.21
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16Rel27334.42250250012038.2402319814221031.409.311.863.265.121.57.5005.65
1994Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-Rel29127.82909004012.217121127131001.8912.081.424.979.241.86.333-
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter27374.3427145226116911559.0527301271812173691612121.328.441.303.485.911.70.4221.78
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter36293.29101821913671546.24692512014420640116001.237.680.723.376.571.95.554-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter443.0227918117190.0823831924833001.157.990.882.348.093.46.500-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter343.1813130110067.1662924613502001.168.740.791.726.623.85.429-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1882.04262608300185.01476142465985001.157.150.193.164.771.51.692-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter584.65222112000127.2112776617521053001.287.901.203.677.402.02.385-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter654.4613130110076.2624638852653001.497.280.946.107.631.25.545-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter24334.2224444200115711518.048027024472200347151291.318.311.253.466.011.74.421-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter334.42250250012038.2402319814221031.409.311.863.265.121.57.500-
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0121.6021100003.07881300003.0018.902.708.10--0.00.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings11144.34106188800274220.020611810632851446551.328.441.303.485.911.70.4401.78
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14123.29403375230220.01881008018821606001.237.680.723.376.571.95.538-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-p2078000000000400000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51p2058120000000302000.250.250.250.5002010.400.000.000.2250.0030.000.000.000.000.00
1986Nashua PiratesEastAApit-p21411100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.9020.000.000.000.000.000.00
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit51p2121330100010011103000.030.059.030.0891037.045.000.030.0472.7029.7311.000.000.000.00
1987Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAApit-p2261000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16p2226333820000001203000.242.242.303.54510236.381.061.061.2390.0033.330.000.000.0025.00
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16p23504100000000011001.000.200.000.200006.000.000.000.1470.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16p24529110001001201001.111.200.111.3111011.143.000.111.1619.0918.182.000.000.000.00
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16p25417010000000200000.143.143.143.286107.200.000.000.1300.0028.570.000.000.000.00
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit16p26521000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter24795613200200230111002.137.163.158.321152109.200.021.042.0001.8327.5215.000.000.0015.38
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1710110000000500000.100.100.100.2001010.200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter139000000000500000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0055.560.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter411100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter24795613200200230111002.137.163.158.321152109.200.021.042.0001.8327.5215.000.000.0015.38
Average MLB - Per 162 games162624910010012017001.137.163.158.32110171.200.021.042.0001.8327.5215.000.000.0015.38
Average Minor - Per 162 games16295101000000004800000.100.100.100.20010095.200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Salem Angels NwstA-cal17P13--3132-1816.8891.23------13100.018.6
1983Peoria Suns MidwAcal18P22--5231-2928.9661.27------22100.015.8
1984Redwood Pioneers CalifA+cal19P26--1135344946.9391.77------26100.018.7
1985Midland Angels TexAAcal20P9--16-1771.0000.78------9100.06.6
1985Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal20P7--141-65.8330.71------7100.04.9
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit20P5-24-51-65.8331.000.21-----5100.03.1
1985California AngelsALMLBcal20P2-31---111.0000.500.33-----2100.01.2
1986Nashua Pirates EastAApit21P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.02.9
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit21P20-1141151-1716.9410.800.14-----2195.212.3
1987Vancouver Canadians PCLAAApit22P6--22--441.0000.67------6100.04.2
1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22P24-110316-119191.0000.790.17-----2692.314.8
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23P50-65416-120201.0000.400.31-----50100.031.3
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P52-83310211513.8670.250.16-----52100.032.1
1990Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit25P5---2--221.0000.40------5100.03.4
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P41-6258--13131.0000.320.21-----41100.025.3
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26P52-60162-97.7780.130.12-----52100.032.1
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P25-38-6-1661.0000.240.16-----25100.015.4
1994Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn29P9---2--221.0000.22------9100.06.3
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P271-559188264106100.9430.370.18-----2710.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P27--3101-1413.9290.48------270.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P13--17-1881.0000.62------130.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P26--1135344946.9391.77------260.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P22--5231-2928.9661.27------220.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--3132-1816.8891.23------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Salem Angels NwstA-cal1713----------
1983Peoria Suns MidwAcal1822----------
1984Redwood Pioneers CalifA+cal1926----------
1985Midland Angels TexAAcal209----------
1985Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal207----------
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit205----------
1985California AngelsALMLBcal202----------
1986Nashua Pirates EastAApit214----------
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2120----------
1987Vancouver Canadians PCLAAApit226----------
1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2224----------
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2350----------
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2452----------
1990Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit255----------
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2541----------
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2652----------
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2725----------
1994Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn299----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1991Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB26004.501002.0210101.009.000.000.004.5000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs004.5010100002.0201001001.009.000.000.004.5000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2000Augusta GreenJacketsSALAMinorbos35Pitching Coach1418358.5899.00Mike BoulangerLost in Semi-Finals
2001Augusta GreenJacketsSALAMinorbos36Pitching Coach1397465.5324.53Mike BoulangerLost in Semi-Finals (Asheville)
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos37Bullpen Coach1629369.57410.52Grady Little-
2002Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorflo37Pitching Coach1406377.45013.04Eric Fox
2003Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorbos38Pitching Coach1427270.5077.03Ron Johnson
2004Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorbos39Pitching Coach1426973.48615.55Ron Johnson
2005Greenville BombersSALAAMinorbos40Pitching Coach1387266.5228.04Chad Epperson
2006Greenville DriveSALAMinorbos41Pitching Coach1406773.47925.56Luis Alicea-
2007Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+Minorbos42Pitching Coach1408357.593--1Chad EppersonLost in semi-finals
2008Greenville DriveSALAMinorbos43Pitching Coach1487969.53414.04Kevin Boles
2009Greenville DriveSALAMinorbos44Pitching Coach1387365.5292.53Kevin BolesLost in Finals
2010Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorbos45Pitching Coach1417071.49612.53Arnold Beyeler
2011Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorbos46Pitching Coach1425983.41518.06Kevin Boles
2012Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorbos47Pitching Coach1416873.48210.54Kevin Boles
2014Portland Sea DogsEastAAMinorbos49Pitching Coach1428854.620--1Billy McMillonLost in Semi-Finals
2015Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAMinorbos50Pitching Coach1445985.41022.06Kevin Boles
2016Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAMinorbos51Pitching Coach1427468.52116.54Kevin Boles
2017Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAMinorbos52Pitching Coach1426775.47219.54Kevin Boles
2018Greenville DriveSALAMinorbos53Pitching Coach000.000--0Iggy Suarez
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2009South Atlantic League Coach of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-07-31Released by Twins. 
1991-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1991-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-08-16TradeTraded by Angels with Mike Brown and Pat Clements to Pirates for George Hendrick, Al Holland and John Candelaria. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985California AngelsTeam Payroll2060,000-51633-370,78060,00060,000
1985Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2060,000-51634-370,78060,00060,000
1986Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2165,000-5902815386,34760,000125,000
1987Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2260,000-59543-344,90660,000185,000
1988Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll23125,000-4442236392,10762,500310,000
1989Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll24230,000-3761954429,80262,500540,000
1990Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25525,000-2891459++515,727100,0001,065,000
1991Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll26835,000-2351167++742,231100,0001,900,000
1992Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll271,000,000-2611068++962,245109,0002,900,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red