Ian King
Melbourne Demons (ML)
Ian King
Birthdate:
Oct. 19, 1953 (33 y, 10 m, 2 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6'0"/215
Entry:
1974 Draft - Round: 3, Overall: 25, Team: Western Suburbs Magpies
Contract:
$44.9k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
4 years, 160 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 4 years, 160 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 13 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Low
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Fair
Local Fair
Current Contract
1987 $44.9k ($44.9k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 3 1 3 4
vs R 4 4 1 3 5
vs L 4 3 1 2 4
Potential 4 4 1 3 4
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 1
Error 4 2
Arm 1 4 1
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 4
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 3
Running 1
Sac Bunt 8
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 7 5 6
vs R 7 5 6
vs L 7 6 7
Potential 7 6 6
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 7 7
Slider 7 7
Changeup 7 8
Cir. Change 7 7
Other Pitching
Velocity 94-96 mph
GB % 59%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 5
Hold 9
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-07-17
Stuff vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
Weight increased from 214 to 215
1987-04-18
Gap decreased from 4 to 3
Eye vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Eye vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 55% to 59%
Circle Change increased from 6 to 7
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
National Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
1987-04-16
Weight decreased from 215 to 214
1987-03-08
Eye vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Avoid Ks decreased from 5 to 4
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Control vs R increased from 5 to 6
Control vs L increased from 6 to 7
GB% increased from 52% to 55%
Circle Change decreased from 7 to 6
1986-11-23
Weight increased from 214 to 215
1986-11-09
P defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 213 to 214
1986-10-19
Role changed from SP to RP
1986-10-05
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Control vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Circle Change increased from 6 to 7
1986-04-14
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
GB% decreased from 53% to 52%
Changeup Pot increased from 7 to 8
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Insignficant
1986-03-25
Weight increased from 212 to 213
1986-01-05
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Movement vs R increased from 4 to 5
Movement vs L increased from 5 to 6
Control vs R increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 50% to 53%
1985-12-15
Weight increased from 211 to 212
1985-12-01
Weight decreased from 212 to 211
1985-11-03
Weight increased from 211 to 212
1985-10-06
Weight increased from 210 to 211
1985-09-29
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Movement Potential increased from 4 to 5
Movement increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 46% to 50%
Circle Change decreased from 7 to 6
Weight decreased from 211 to 210
1985-08-28
Weight increased from 210 to 211
1985-08-04
Weight increased from 209 to 210
1985-07-17
Weight increased from 208 to 209
1985-03-31
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 5 to 4
1985-03-13
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Popular
1985-01-06
Avoid Ks decreased from 5 to 4
Changeup Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Changeup decreased from 8 to 7
1984-12-16
Weight increased from 207 to 208
1984-09-04
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
GB% increased from 45% to 46%
1984-08-16
P defense decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 206 to 207
1984-07-23
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1984-07-17
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Control Potential increased from 5 to 6
Control increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 47% to 45%
Stamina increased from 4 to 5
Weight increased from 202 to 205
1984-04-02
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Stamina decreased from 5 to 4
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
1984-03-15
Weight increased from 201 to 202
1984-01-01
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Stamina increased from 4 to 5
1983-11-13
Weight decreased from 202 to 201
1983-09-06
GB% increased from 46% to 47%
Stamina decreased from 5 to 4
Fastball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Slider Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Changeup Pot increased from 7 to 8
Changeup increased from 7 to 8
1983-09-05
Weight increased from 201 to 202
1983-07-17
Stuff vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
Weight increased from 200 to 201
1983-04-19
Weight increased from 199 to 200
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Movement decreased from 5 to 4
Movement vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Movement vs L decreased from 6 to 5
1983-04-05
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff Potential decreased from 8 to 7
GB% decreased from 48% to 46%
Stamina increased from 4 to 5
1983-03-30
Weight increased from 198 to 199
1983-03-16
Weight decreased from 199 to 198
1983-02-20
P defense decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 198 to 199
1983-01-02
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
GB% increased from 47% to 48%
Stamina decreased from 5 to 4
1982-11-28
Weight increased from 197 to 198
1982-10-31
Hold decreased from 10 to 9
1982-10-10
Hold increased from 9 to 10
1982-09-19
Weight increased from 196 to 197
1982-09-07
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Eye vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Changeup Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Changeup decreased from 8 to 7
Circle Change Pot decreased from 8 to 7
1982-08-04
Hold decreased from 10 to 9
Weight increased from 194 to 196
1982-04-01
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Eye decreased from 3 to 2
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 48% to 47%
Fastball decreased from 8 to 7
Weight increased from 193 to 194
1982-01-03
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 47% to 48%
Fastball increased from 7 to 8
Weight decreased from 195 to 193
1981-10-04
Sac Bunt increased from 7 to 8
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
Movement vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Control Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Control vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 52% to 47%
1981-01-18
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Eye decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff decreased from 8 to 7
Stamina increased from 4 to 5
Fastball decreased from 8 to 7
Weight decreased from 197 to 195
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1980-03-16
Control vs R increased from 4 to 5
1979-11-04
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Stuff Potential increased from 7 to 8
Stuff increased from 7 to 8
Control increased from 4 to 5
Control vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% decreased from 53% to 52%
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 196 to 197
1979-02-11
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 50% to 53%
Fastball increased from 7 to 8
Weight increased from 194 to 196
1978-10-08
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 7
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
GB% decreased from 53% to 50%
Slider Pot increased from 7 to 8
Slider increased from 6 to 7
Changeup increased from 7 to 8
Circle Change increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 192 to 194
1977-04-05
Weight increased from 190 to 192
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1977-01-02
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Movement vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 52% to 53%
Changeup increased from 6 to 7
Circle Change increased from 5 to 6
1976-09-07
Weight increased from 188 to 190
1976-04-02
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs R increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs L increased from 2 to 3
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 5 to 6
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Fastball increased from 6 to 7
Slider Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Weight increased from 185 to 188
Local Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
1976-01-04
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential increased from 7 to 8
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Control Potential increased from 5 to 6
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
Slider Pot increased from 7 to 8
Slider increased from 5 to 6
Changeup Pot increased from 7 to 8
Changeup increased from 5 to 6
Circle Change Pot increased from 7 to 8
1975-09-03
Weight increased from 183 to 185

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1986 32 0 55 84.2 4-4 12 87 23 25.82% 6.82% 1.48% 80.00% 53.42% 0.250 2.232 2.213 58 2.748 0.02 2.33
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 31 25 25 145.0 10-5 0 109 43 18.29% 7.21% 3.19% 78.60% 51.32% 0.249 3.476 3.969 101 3.903 -0.49 1.62
WES - SBC
1982 28 25 25 138.0 6-12 0 92 59 14.81% 9.50% 2.90% 72.52% 50.99% 0.313 4.891 4.502 118 4.388 0.39 0.66
WES - SBC
1981 27 8 14 52.0 3-5 0 44 20 19.56% 8.89% 2.22% 66.67% 46.08% 0.338 5.365 3.797 93 4.156 1.57 0.78
WES - SBC
1980 26 14 27 108.0 8-4 1 76 43 16.96% 9.60% 2.90% 78.70% 52.47% 0.269 3.417 4.247 109 4.123 -0.83 0.74
WES - SBC
1979 25 11 31 79.0 3-6 0 63 38 17.95% 10.83% 1.71% 71.05% 53.99% 0.310 4.557 3.588 95 3.936 0.97 0.95
Total - SBC
SBC
58 97 377.0 20-27 1 275 160 16.72% 9.73% 2.55% 72.90% 51.39% 0.304 4.464 4.140 107 4.185 0.32 3.13
Total - VBL
VBL
25 80 229.2 14-9 12 196 66 21.01% 7.07% 2.57% 79.08% 52.04% 0.249 3.017 3.322 85 3.478 -0.30 3.95
Total - All
All
83 177 606.2 34-36 13 471 226 18.27% 8.77% 2.56% 74.84% 51.63% 0.284 3.917 3.830 99 3.917 0.09 7.08

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1984 30 17 17 102.1 10-3 0 119 23 29.75% 5.75% 2.75% 80.38% 46.59% 0.261 2.814 3.373 70 3.563 -0.56 3.10
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 29 8 14 52.0 4-1 0 66 14 30.99% 6.57% 3.29% 84.75% 47.62% 0.267 2.769 3.664 82 3.374 -0.89 1.10
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1981 27 12 13 68.2 6-1 0 89 17 31.12% 5.94% 2.10% 77.45% 47.32% 0.337 3.277 3.062 66 3.476 0.21 2.29
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 24 19 21 102.2 5-6 0 114 41 25.28% 9.09% 2.66% 69.75% 56.67% 0.353 4.997 4.308 91 4.116 0.69 1.93
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1977 23 19 19 105.2 6-2 0 107 48 24.04% 10.79% 2.02% 80.79% 51.89% 0.322 3.237 4.344 92 4.625 -1.11 1.99
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1976 22 15 15 71.0 5-2 0 74 47 22.63% 14.37% 2.14% 72.68% 56.25% 0.347 5.197 4.956 102 5.020 0.24 0.93
FAI - YL
1976 22 7 7 39.1 2-1 0 51 13 32.28% 8.23% 2.53% 83.33% 59.02% 0.277 2.746 4.010 89 3.688 -1.26 0.81
FAI - YL
1975 21 22 22 118.1 7-6 0 151 45 30.02% 8.95% 1.79% 74.12% 49.73% 0.351 3.727 3.690 81 3.976 0.04 2.96
FAI - YL
1974 20 23 23 125.2 10-4 0 151 32 29.61% 6.27% 1.96% 73.68% 48.34% 0.322 3.151 3.606 77 3.911 -0.45 3.48
Total - AAA
AAA
90 99 502.1 36-15 0 569 190 26.81% 8.95% 2.45% 76.53% 51.45% 0.318 3.745 3.980 84 4.074 -0.24 11.34
Total - AA
AA
52 52 283.1 19-11 0 353 90 30.15% 7.69% 1.96% 75.05% 50.33% 0.329 3.335 3.697 80 3.907 -0.36 7.26

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1986 32 55 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.5000 0.221 33 0.03
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 31 25 57 50 6 2 0 0 1 3 1 16 0 0 0.120 0.135 0.295 0.1714 0.129 -35 -0.63
WES - SBC
1982 28 25 52 42 13 2 0 0 5 5 2 13 0 0 0.310 0.341 0.698 0.4483 0.313 92 0.01
WES - SBC
1981 27 14 18 18 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0.111 0.111 0.222 0.1667 0.100 -63 -0.29
WES - SBC
1980 26 27 33 21 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0.191 0.292 0.482 0.2500 0.237 36 -0.38
WES - SBC
1979 25 31 23 19 5 3 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0.263 0.300 0.721 0.3333 0.316 97 -0.03
Total - SBC
SBC
97 126 100 24 5 0 0 9 7 6 28 0 0 0.240 0.283 0.573 0.3333 0.260 56 -0.67
Total - VBL
VBL
80 61 54 7 2 0 0 1 3 1 18 0 0 0.130 0.143 0.310 0.1892 0.136 -31 -0.60
Total - All
All
177 187 154 31 7 0 0 10 10 7 46 0 0 0.201 0.235 0.481 0.2844 0.217 28 -1.27

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1984 30 17 41 36 5 2 0 1 5 2 3 9 0 0 0.139 0.205 0.483 0.1538 0.218 8 -0.27
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 29 14 20 16 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0.313 0.353 0.665 0.3571 0.308 72 -0.03
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1981 27 13 26 21 5 1 0 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 0.238 0.333 0.619 0.3125 0.293 60 0.02
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 24 21 36 28 6 1 0 0 0 5 3 8 0 0 0.214 0.313 0.563 0.3000 0.274 48 -0.10
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1977 23 19 42 37 11 2 0 0 6 5 2 11 1 0 0.297 0.333 0.685 0.4231 0.315 73 -0.05
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1976 22 15 27 22 5 1 0 0 4 3 1 7 0 0 0.227 0.261 0.534 0.3333 0.248 24 -0.24
FAI - YL
1976 22 7 15 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0.300 0.364 0.664 0.5000 0.320 79 -0.08
FAI - YL
1975 21 22 43 37 16 1 0 1 7 9 2 10 0 0 0.432 0.462 1.002 0.5769 0.455 169 0.49
FAI - YL
1974 20 23 51 41 13 2 0 1 7 7 3 11 0 0 0.317 0.364 0.803 0.4138 0.365 113 0.18
Total - AAA
AAA
99 192 160 37 7 0 1 18 17 13 42 1 0 0.231 0.293 0.587 0.3077 0.273 46 -0.68
Total - AA
AA
52 109 88 32 3 0 2 14 17 6 25 0 0 0.364 0.404 0.870 0.4918 0.397 130 0.60

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1986 P 55 84.2 2 15 0 1.000 1.807 1.035 0.41
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 P 25 145.0 5 23 0 1.000 1.738 1.110 0.96
WES - SBC
1982 P 25 138.0 12 26 1 0.974 2.478 1.054 0.54
WES - SBC
1981 P 14 52.0 1 7 0 1.000 1.385 1.011 -0.11
WES - SBC
1980 P 27 108.0 3 21 1 0.960 2.000 0.980 -0.79
WES - SBC
1979 P 28 79.0 3 13 1 0.941 1.823 1.009 -0.29
Total P 174 606.2 26 105 3 0.72

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1984 P 17 102.1 4 12 0 1.000 1.407 1.122 0.75
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 P 14 52.0 0 8 0 1.000 1.385 1.034 0.37
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1981 P 13 68.2 1 3 0 1.000 0.524 1.388 0.98
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 P 21 102.2 4 12 1 0.941 1.403 1.110 0.79
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1977 P 19 105.2 6 10 1 0.941 1.363 0.995 -0.13
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1976 P 15 71.0 7 7 1 0.933 1.775 0.973 -0.19
FAI - YL
1976 P 7 39.1 0 3 0 1.000 0.686 0.970 0.13
FAI - YL
1975 P 22 118.1 4 9 1 0.929 0.989 1.228 1.44
FAI - YL
1974 P 23 125.2 3 12 0 1.000 1.074 1.030 1.49
Total P 151 785.2 29 76 4 5.63
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Pitcher of the Year 1985 Richmond (SBL)
1975 Fairfield (YL)
All-Star 1986 Melbourne (VBL)
Gold Glove 1986 - P Melbourne (VBL)
Pitcher of the Month Feb 1985 Richmond (SBL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink6
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg L Rank
1982 SBC 12 4
Year Lg Win % Rank
1985 VBL 0.667 7
Year Lg SV Rank
1986 VBL 12 8
Year Lg BB Rank
1982 SBC 59 10
Year Lg WP Rank
1980 SBC 6 10
Year Lg BABIP Rank
1985 VBL 0.249 8
Year Lg WHIP Rank
1985 VBL 1.117 7
Year Lg H/9 Rank
1985 VBL 7.386 5
Year Lg Hits (Low) Rank
1985 VBL 119 4
Year Lg W (Low) Rank
1982 SBC 6 3
Year Lg L (Low) Rank
1985 VBL 5 5