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Bruce SutterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1988 MLB Years: 1976-1988
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-661Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHoward Bruce Sutter
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 8,1953 [65.104]PlaceLancaster,Pennsylvania
High SchoolDonegal (Mt. Joy,PA)

DraftedSelected by the Washington Senators II [Team Picks] in the 21st round (501st overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutMay 9,1976 [23.121]
OrganizationsCHN [9] SLN [4] ATL [3] Awards12Awards Voting11-538
TBC Player ID18637Retrosheet IDsuttb001MLBAM ID123004
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts83Walks68Hittable74SO/BB86vsPower74Hitting14Durability64Team.470Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1972nullRk--Rel19000.0020200005.03000040000.605.40----7.200.00--
1973nullA--Rel20334.1340040000085.0945239027760001.429.95--2.868.052.81.500-
1974nullA+--Rel21151.3518018000040.02696013500000.985.85--2.9311.253.85.167-
1974nullAA--Rel21121.44808000025.0226406140001.127.92--2.165.042.33.333-
1974Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0271.3826026000065.0481510019640001.036.65--2.638.863.37.222-
1975nullAA--Rel22572.1541041000067.0642616021500001.278.60--2.826.722.38.417-
1976nullAAA--Rel23211.50707000012.093204160001.086.75--3.0012.004.00.667-
1976Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42R/CL23632.705205200281083.0632725426732001.076.800.432.817.882.81.6672.44
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42CL24731.3462062004831107.06921165231297010.865.790.421.9310.825.61.7001.61
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42CL258103.186406400472799.082443510341068111.177.450.913.099.643.12.4442.82
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42CL26662.2262062005637101.06729253321109000.985.950.272.849.773.44.5001.89
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42CL27582.6460060004328102.0903530534762411.217.920.442.996.682.24.3852.93
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42R/CL28352.624804800362582.0642424524570111.077.000.552.626.232.38.3752.92
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42CL29982.9070070005836102.0883833834615031.197.740.702.995.361.79.5293.63
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42R/CL309104.236006000462189.0904542830642211.349.070.813.026.452.13.4743.53
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42CL31571.5471071006345122.21092621923772011.088.000.661.695.653.35.4173.05
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40R/CL32774.485805800502388.09146441329520031.369.271.322.955.301.79.5004.51
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40Rel33204.34160160011318.2179939160001.398.201.454.347.711.781.0004.59
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl42R/CL35144.763803800261445.0492624411400011.329.730.792.187.943.64.2002.95
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter68712.836610661005123001039.187937032877309861378131.147.590.662.677.432.79.4890.24
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter12182.5811601160000234.021896670712100001.248.38--2.738.082.96.400-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter211.50707000012.093204160001.086.75--3.0012.004.00.667-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter691.9649049000092.0863220027640001.238.41--2.646.262.37.400-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter151.3518018000040.02696013500000.985.85--2.9311.253.85.167-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter334.1340040000085.0945239027760001.429.95--2.868.052.81.500-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0020200005.03000040000.605.40----7.200.00--
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter32302.39300030000222133492.03711561312714949428531.056.770.492.729.013.32.516-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter26302.72249024900203127395.2351133120301112599361.167.960.682.525.882.33.464-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter10114.551120112008740151.0157817720491080041.359.281.182.896.382.20.476-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14152.8314001400010863220.0186786916651828231.147.590.662.677.432.79.4830.24
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11172.5810901090000220.020590630671970001.248.38--2.738.082.96.393-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42p23528000000001600000.000.111.000.111009.000.000.125.07911.1166.676.000.000.000.00
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42p2462204300000021000001.150.227.150.3773022.300.000.100.1879.0945.455.000.000.000.00
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42p256413110000002804000.077.200.077.2771019.200.000.154.15510.5342.114.000.000.000.00
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42p266212030003101502000.250.308.250.5583015.429.000.167.2646.6733.335.000.000.000.00
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn42p27609010001000601000.111.111.111.2221010.333.000.000.1010.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42p28489000001000410000.000.100.000.1000010.000.000.000.0740.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42p29708110001000102100.125.111.125.2361011.125.000.000.1010.009.090.000.000.000.00
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42p30607000000000401000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42p317110000000000300000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.0030.000.000.000.000.00
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40p32584000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40p33161000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl42p35381000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.35050.0050.001.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter66110269000610750110101.088.153.088.24190121.170.000.078.0005.7941.327.140.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter300625800041063507001.129.206.129.3358075.296.000.113.0008.0046.675.830.000.000.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter249341100020001213100.029.056.029.0851039.043.000.000.0000.0030.770.000.000.000.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1126000000001300000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.00014.2942.863.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162251200010021202000.088.153.088.2412030.170.000.078.0005.7941.327.140.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1976Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23P52-8369111615.9380.290.18-----52100.032.1
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P62-1071114--25251.0000.400.23-----62100.038.3
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P64-99129--21211.0000.330.21-----64100.039.5
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P62-1019153-2724.8890.390.24-----62100.038.3
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27P60-102614--20201.0000.330.20-----60100.037.0
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28P48-8278--15151.0000.310.18-----48100.047.1
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29P70-102615152221.9550.300.21-----70100.043.2
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30P60-891119213230.9380.500.34-----60100.037.0
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31P71-1221419-233331.0000.460.27-----71100.043.8
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32P58-88513--18181.0000.310.20-----58100.035.8
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33P16-1813--441.0000.250.22-----16100.09.9
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35P38-45272-119.8180.240.20-----38100.023.8
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P661-10389014599244235.9630.360.23-----6610.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1976Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2352----------
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2462----------
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2564----------
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2662----------
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2760----------
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2848----------
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2970----------
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3060----------
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3171----------
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3258----------
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3316----------
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3538----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1982St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB29100.002014.1000100.000.000.000.002.0800.001.000
1982St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB29104.704027.2643601.257.040.003.527.042.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs100.0020200014.3000001000.000.000.000.002.0800.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs104.7040400027.7604036001.177.040.003.527.042.000.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2921000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs21000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [12]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1977NL Pitcher of the Month (May)1
1978National League Player of the Week (July 3-July 9)1
1979National League Cy Young Award ... National League Player of the Week (April 16-April 22) ... NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year3
1981NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year1
1982National League Player of the Week (September 13-September 19) ... National League Player of the Week (August 23-August 29) ... NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year3
1984National League Player of the Week (April 9-April 15) ... National League Player of the Week (September 3-September 9) ... NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1980-12-09TradeTraded by Cubs to Cardinals for Ty Waller, Ken Reitz and Leon Durham. 
1971-09-09ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* 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
1985Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll321,354,167-14398++370,78060,0001,354,167
1986Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll331,729,167-10399++386,34760,0003,083,334
1988Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll351,729,167-18298++392,10762,5004,812,501
* 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