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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Frank John Viola
Stat Years
1981-1996  [mlb] 1982-1996
Height/Weight
6-4 / 209
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (456)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
East Meadow (East Meadow,NY)
Colleges
St. John's University (New York, New York)
Draft
Selected by the Minnesota Twins in Round #2 (#37 overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Herb Stein
MLB Debut
1982-06-06 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.048)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [9] NYN [3] BOS [3] TOR [2] CIN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 19232 ... retro id: violf001 ... mlbam id: 123732
Relations
Father of Frank Viola
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1981Orlando TwinsSouAAmin-211---543.4317152002097.01124737933509001.4910.390.843.064.644.361.52.556
    1981Minor Totals: MINbyYearAA----211---543.4317152002097.01124737933509001.4910.390.843.064.644.361.52.556
    1982Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-222---233.88882000058.0612725318344021.369.470.472.795.284.191.89.400
    1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16222Log - Sp - Ext - Perf4105.21222231000126.015277732238844101.5110.861.572.716.005.502.21.286
    1982Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----221---233.88882000058.0612725318344021.369.470.472.795.284.191.89.400
    1982MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf4105.21222231000126.015277732238844101.5110.861.572.716.005.502.21.286
    1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16233Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7155.49353440010210.024214112834921276281.5910.371.463.945.446.041.38.318
    1983MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7155.49353440010210.024214112834921276281.5910.371.463.945.446.041.38.318
    1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16244Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18123.213535104000257.22251019228731496141.167.860.982.555.203.532.04.600
    1984MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18123.223535104000257.72251019228731496141.167.870.982.555.213.532.04.600
    1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18144.09363690000250.226213611426681356221.329.410.932.444.854.881.99.563
    1985MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf18144.10363690000250.726213611426681356221.329.420.942.454.864.891.99.563
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16134.51373771000245.2257136123378319112031.389.421.363.047.004.982.30.552
    1986MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16134.51373771000245.7257136123378319112031.399.431.363.057.014.992.30.552
    1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17102.90363671000251.2230918129661971161.188.231.042.367.053.252.98.630
    1987MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17102.90363671000251.7230918129661971161.188.241.042.367.063.262.98.630
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2472.64353572000255.1236807520541935131.148.320.701.906.802.823.57.774
    1988MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2472.65353572000255.3236807520541935131.148.330.711.916.812.823.57.774
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8123.79242471000175.2171807417471385131.248.760.872.417.074.102.94.400
    1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf553.3812122100085.1753532527733011.207.910.532.857.703.692.70.500
    1989MLB Totals: MIN-NYNbyYearMLB----292Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13173.66363692000261.024611510622742118141.238.480.762.557.283.972.85.433
    1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn293010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20122.67353573000249.22278374156018211021.158.180.542.166.562.993.03.625
    1990MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20122.67353573000249.72278374156018211021.158.200.542.176.573.003.03.625
    1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn293111Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13153.97353530000231.125911210225541326111.3510.080.972.105.144.362.44.464
    1991MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13153.97353530000231.325911210225541326111.3510.090.972.105.144.362.44.464
    1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos163212Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13123.44353561000238.02149991138912112271.278.090.493.374.583.741.36.520
    1992MLB Totals: BOSbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13123.44353561000238.02149991138912112271.278.090.493.374.583.741.36.520
    1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos163313Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1183.14292921000183.218076641272915061.378.820.593.534.463.721.26.579
    1993MLB Totals: BOSbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1183.14292921000183.718076641272915061.388.840.593.544.473.731.26.579
    1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos163414Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.65660000031.034171621792001.659.870.584.942.614.940.53.500
    1994MLB Totals: BOSbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.65660000031.034171621792001.659.870.584.942.614.940.53.500
    1995Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-3515---013.97330000011.112952380011.329.531.592.386.357.152.67.000
    1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-3515---334.09660000033.033171536250021.189.000.821.646.824.644.17.500
    1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin443515Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.28330000014.12011103341001.6012.561.881.882.516.911.33.000
    1995Minor Totals: CIN-TORbyYearA+/AAA----352---344.08990000044.345262059330031.229.181.021.846.735.313.67.429
    1995MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.38330000014.32011103341001.6312.771.911.912.557.021.33.000
    1996Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-3616---001.64440000022.0164413150000.866.550.411.236.141.645.00.000
    1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor193616Log - Sp - Ext - Perf137.71660000030.1432826621181022.1112.761.786.235.348.310.86.250
    1996Minor Totals: TORbyYearAA----361---001.64440000022.0164413150000.866.550.411.236.141.645.00.000
    1996MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf137.77660000030.3432826621181022.1312.861.796.285.388.370.86.250
    MLB Totals (16 yrs)1761503.7342142074160102,836.328271303117529486418448612481.308.970.932.745.854.132.13.540
    American League Totals (12 yrs)1381173.8233633562120102,255.72246106295724672014536511441.328.960.982.875.804.242.02.541
    National League Totals (4 yrs)38333.388585124000580.75812412184814439121141.259.010.742.236.073.742.72.535
    Minor League Totals10113.50383640020221.323410486186313213051.349.530.732.565.374.232.10.476
    Minor: A+ Totals014.05330000011.312952380011.359.731.622.436.497.302.67.000
    Minor: AA Totals543.10211920020119.012851411036659001.389.680.762.724.923.861.81.556
    Minor: AAA Totals563.9614142000091.0944440624594041.309.300.592.375.844.352.46.455
    Minnesota Twins Totals (8 yrs)112933.8626025954100101,772.717758427602135211214459291.309.011.082.656.174.282.33.546
    New York Mets Totals (3 yrs)38323.318282124000566.35612302084514138720141.248.920.722.246.153.662.74.543
    Boston Red Sox Totals (3 yrs)25213.40707082000452.742819217127178221192131.348.520.543.544.403.821.24.543
    Toronto Blue Jays Totals (1 yrs)137.77660000030.3432826621181022.1312.861.796.285.388.370.86.250
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (1 yrs)016.38330000014.32011103341001.6312.771.911.912.557.021.33.000
    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%
    1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn2629pL-S-E-P11223230001001705000.130.167.130.2972930.043.000.1883.4524.147.000.00.000.0
    1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn2930pL-S-E-P2358541300040002007001.153.153.153.30692130.000.000.2000.0021.740.000.00.000.0
    1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn2931pL-S-E-P3357129200100213010001.127.151.155.30683112.056.028.1552.4115.666.500.00.0022.2
    1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-35p---463010000000001000.333.333.333.666410.000.000.3330.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin4435pL-S-E-P436011000000100000.167.167.333.500621.167.166.2000.0016.670.000.00.00100.0
    MLB Totals (4 yrs)85185826300600341022002.141.154.157.311210293.032.016.1811.4319.5213.670.00.0011.5
    National League Totals (4 yrs)85185826300600341022002.141.154.157.311210293.032.016.1811.4319.5213.670.00.0011.5
    Minor League Totals63010000000001000.333.333.333.666410.000.000.3330.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals63010000000001000.333.333.333.666410.000.000.3330.000.000.000.00.000.0
    New York Mets Totals (3 yrs)82179825200600340022002.140.154.151.305204272.028.011.1801.4719.6113.330.00.008.0
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (1 yrs)36011000000100000.167.167.333.500621.167.166.2000.0016.670.000.00.00100.0
    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
    1981Orlando TwinsSouAA21P1700.0920103029.9671.700.0012.0100.07
    1982Toledo Mud HensILAAA22P800.0317112120.9522.500.005.7100.013
    1982Minnesota TwinsALMLB22P220126.0115201816.8890.700.1313.6100.010
    1983Minnesota TwinsALMLB23P350210.0723123130.9680.900.1421.6100.05
    1984Minnesota TwinsALMLB24P350257.2626113332.9700.900.1221.6100.05
    1985Minnesota TwinsALMLB25P360250.2633504439.8861.100.1622.2100.05
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLB26P370245.2821313229.9060.800.1222.8100.02
    1987Minnesota TwinsALMLB27P360251.2634314340.9301.100.1622.2100.06
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB28P350255.1530213735.9461.000.1421.6100.04
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB29P240175.2726313633.9171.400.1914.8100.07
    1989New York MetsNLMLB29P12085.139121312.9231.000.147.4100.012
    1990New York MetsNLMLB30P350249.21134114645.9781.300.1821.6100.05
    1991New York MetsNLMLB31P350231.1634414440.9091.100.1721.7100.06
    1992Boston Red SoxALMLB32P350238.0647265553.9641.500.2221.6100.05
    1993Boston Red SoxALMLB33P290183.21031414541.9111.400.2217.9100.09
    1994Boston Red SoxALMLB34P6031.00401441.0000.700.135.2100.020
    1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA35P600.0421176.8571.000.004.2100.018
    1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLB35P3014.10200221.0000.700.142.1100.019
    1996Knoxville SmokiesSouAA36P400.04100551.0001.300.002.9100.016
    1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLB36P6030.12200441.0000.700.133.7100.018
    MLB Totals - (P)42102,83284371321911.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)14007192212.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)210013211012.0000.000.00---------
    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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    1981Minor17----------
    1982MLB22----------
    1982Minor8----------
    1983MLB35----------
    1984MLB35----------
    1985MLB36----------
    1986MLB37----------
    1987MLB36----------
    1988MLB35----------
    1989MLB36----------
    1990MLB35----------
    1991MLB35----------
    1992MLB35----------
    1993MLB29----------
    1994MLB6----------
    1995MLB3----------
    1995Minor6----------
    1996MLB6----------
    1996Minor4----------
    Totals456----------