Ben Thirkell
Richmond Tigers (AAA)
Ben Thirkell
Birthdate:
Dec. 27, 1956 (32 y, 0 m, 26 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6'3"/217
Entry:
1979 Draft - Round: 3, Overall: 30, Team: East Sydney Roosters
Contract:
Minor League
ML Service Time:
3 years, 52 days

1988 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
24 0 20.0 2-4 0 4 7 14 17 6.300 6.404 141 5.367 -0.38

1988 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.00 -0.02

1988 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
P 23 20.0 1 2 0 1.0000 1.0000 -0.015
Current Status
MLB Service Time 3 years, 52 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 10 years
Roster Status Minor Leagues
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Low
Intelligence High
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Fair
Current Contract
Minor League Contract
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 2 4 2 2 2
vs R 2 4 2 2 2
vs L 2 3 2 2 2
Potential 2 4 2 2 2
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 1
Error 2 2
Arm 1 5 3
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 3
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 1
Sac Bunt 9
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 6 7 4
vs R 6 7 4
vs L 6 7 4
Potential 6 7 4
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 6 6
Curveball 7 7
Other Pitching
Velocity 92-94 mph
GB % 55%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 1
Hold 10
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1989-01-01
Contact vs L increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 1 to 2
GB% increased from 53% to 55%
1988-11-20
Weight decreased from 218 to 217
1988-09-06
Contact vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 2 to 1
GB% increased from 52% to 53%
1988-08-22
Weight decreased from 219 to 218
1988-04-16
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 1 to 2
Weight increased from 218 to 219
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Fair
1988-01-17
Eye vs L decreased from 2 to 1
1987-09-20
Movement vs R increased from 6 to 7
GB% increased from 51% to 52%
1987-07-17
Weight decreased from 219 to 218
1987-04-18
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Arm decreased from 4 to 3
Movement Potential increased from 6 to 7
Movement increased from 6 to 7
GB% increased from 48% to 51%
Curveball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1987-03-08
Power vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Movement vs L increased from 6 to 7
GB% increased from 47% to 48%
Curveball Pot increased from 7 to 8
1986-10-05
GB% increased from 46% to 47%
Curveball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Weight increased from 218 to 219
1986-09-08
Weight decreased from 219 to 218
1986-07-17
Hold increased from 9 to 10
1986-04-14
GB% decreased from 48% to 46%
Curveball Pot increased from 7 to 8
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1986-01-05
Curveball increased from 6 to 7
1985-12-22
Weight increased from 218 to 219
1985-12-15
Weight increased from 217 to 218
1985-12-08
Hold decreased from 10 to 9
1985-12-01
Hold increased from 9 to 10
1985-10-06
Weight decreased from 218 to 217
1985-09-29
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 47% to 48%
Curveball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
1985-08-04
Weight decreased from 219 to 218
1985-07-17
Hold decreased from 10 to 9
Weight increased from 218 to 219
1985-03-31
GB% decreased from 48% to 47%
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1985-01-06
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 46% to 48%
1984-12-16
Role changed from CL to RP
Weight increased from 217 to 218
1984-10-28
Hold increased from 9 to 10
1984-10-07
Hold decreased from 10 to 9
1984-09-04
Weight decreased from 218 to 217
1984-08-22
Weight decreased from 219 to 218
1984-07-17
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 44% to 46%
Stamina decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 218 to 219
1984-04-02
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1984-03-15
Role changed from RP to CL
1984-03-04
Role changed from CL to RP
1984-02-26
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 217 to 218
1984-01-01
Sac Bunt increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs R decreased from 6 to 5
1983-12-11
Weight increased from 216 to 217
1983-10-09
Weight decreased from 217 to 216
1983-09-06
Infield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 43% to 44%
Curveball increased from 5 to 6
1983-07-17
Speed increased from 1 to 2
Hold increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 216 to 217
1983-04-09
Curveball Pot increased from 7 to 8
1983-04-09
Stuff vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Movement Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
Movement vs R decreased from 6 to 5
1983-04-05
Sac Bunt decreased from 9 to 8
Movement Potential increased from 6 to 7
Fastball Pot decreased from 7 to 6
Fastball decreased from 7 to 6
Curveball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
1983-01-16
Weight increased from 215 to 216
1983-01-02
Stuff Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 214 to 215
1982-11-28
Weight decreased from 215 to 214
1982-11-21
Weight increased from 214 to 215
1982-11-07
Weight increased from 213 to 214
1982-09-07
Stuff decreased from 6 to 5
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 46% to 43%
Curveball Pot decreased from 9 to 8
1982-08-04
Weight increased from 212 to 213
1982-04-01
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
P defense decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 48% to 46%
Weight decreased from 213 to 212
1982-01-03
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 8
Stuff decreased from 6 to 5
Control Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Curveball Pot decreased from 10 to 9
Weight decreased from 214 to 213
1981-10-04
Contact vs L increased from 1 to 2
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 1 to 2
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Sac Bunt increased from 8 to 9
Speed increased from 1 to 2
Stuff Potential increased from 9 to 10
Stuff vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Control Potential increased from 3 to 5
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
Velocity decreased from 93-95 mph to 92-94 mph
GB% decreased from 51% to 48%
Fastball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Fastball decreased from 8 to 7
Weight increased from 212 to 214
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1981-01-18
Contact Potential increased from 1 to 2
Contact increased from 1 to 2
Gap vs R increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs L increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Sac Bunt decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 9
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
Control Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Velocity increased from 92-94 mph to 93-95 mph
GB% decreased from 53% to 51%
Fastball increased from 7 to 8
Curveball increased from 3 to 5
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1980-03-16
Contact vs R increased from 1 to 2
Gap Potential increased from 2 to 3
Gap increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
Power Potential increased from 1 to 2
Eye increased from 1 to 2
Eye vs R increased from 1 to 2
Sac Bunt increased from 8 to 9
Stuff increased from 4 to 5
Stuff vs R increased from 4 to 5
Stuff vs L increased from 4 to 5
Curveball increased from 2 to 3

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
EAS - SBC
1987 30 0 55 59.1 2 2 1 39 37 14.23% 13.50% 1.09% 72.87% 59.69% 0.321 4.096 4.078 109 4.760 0.02 -0.02
EAS - SBC
1986 29 0 60 73.1 7 4 1 36 39 11.15% 12.07% 3.72% 68.28% 47.98% 0.245 5.523 5.648 145 5.548 -0.13 -1.35
EAS - SBC
1985 28 0 51 55.2 1 3 0 32 37 12.80% 14.80% 1.60% 77.11% 51.91% 0.241 3.880 4.776 119 5.602 -0.90 -0.31
EAS - SBC
1984 27 0 18 20.0 0 0 0 12 16 11.54% 15.38% 1.92% 62.50% 58.14% 0.373 7.650 5.577 147 5.688 2.07 -0.38
Total - SBC
SBC
0 184 208.1 10 9 2 119 129 12.51% 13.56% 2.21% 71.16% 53.15% 0.279 4.882 4.961 128 5.351 -0.08 -2.06

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
1988 31 0 24 20.0 2 4 0 17 14 17.35% 14.29% 4.08% 72.19% 48.65% 0.390 6.300 6.404 141 5.367 -0.10 -0.38
Randwick - RES
RAN - RES
1984 27 0 16 13.1 1 0 5 17 6 27.87% 9.84% 0.00% 77.27% 40.91% 0.417 3.375 1.675 38 3.401 1.70 0.69
Randwick - RES
RAN - RES
1983 26 0 11 8.2 0 0 3 9 2 25.00% 5.56% 0.00% 54.55% 46.67% 0.304 5.192 2.761 60 4.322 2.43 0.22
PAD - YL
1980 23 0 40 43.1 5 3 12 61 13 34.08% 7.26% 1.68% 77.87% 43.75% 0.340 2.908 3.270 75 3.626 -0.36 1.01
PAD - YL
1979 22 0 50 50.1 2 4 25 58 22 26.98% 10.23% 1.40% 89.00% 50.57% 0.284 1.967 4.023 89 4.497 -2.06 0.80
Total - AAA
AAA
0 51 42.0 3 4 8 43 22 22.05% 11.28% 2.05% 71.02% 45.95% 0.381 5.143 4.151 92 4.527 0.99 0.54
Total - AA
AA
0 90 93.2 7 7 37 119 35 30.20% 8.88% 1.52% 84.09% 47.68% 0.308 2.402 3.675 82 4.094 -1.27 1.81

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
EAS - SBC
1987 30 55 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -133 -0.04
EAS - SBC
1986 29 60 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.333 0.333 1.667 0.0000 0.691 370 0.13
EAS - SBC
1985 28 51 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -131 -0.13
EAS - SBC
1984 27 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -132 -0.02
Total - SBC
SBC
184 8 8 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.625 0.0000 0.259 56 -0.06

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
1988 31 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Randwick - RES
RAN - RES
1984 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Randwick - RES
RAN - RES
1983 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
PAD - YL
1980 23 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
PAD - YL
1979 22 50 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 1.000 0.5000 0.464 186 0.05
Total - AAA
AAA
51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Total - AA
AA
90 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 1.000 0.5000 0.464 186 0.05

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
EAS - SBC
1987 P 50 59.1 1 9 0 1.000 1.517 1.035 0.26
EAS - SBC
1986 P 56 73.1 1 9 0 1.000 1.227 1.147 0.25
EAS - SBC
1985 P 51 55.2 0 8 1 0.889 1.293 0.846 -1.01
EAS - SBC
1984 P 15 20.0 1 7 0 1.000 3.600 1.021 0.03
Total P 172 208.1 3 33 1 -0.48

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1988 P 23 20.0 1 2 0 1.000 1.350 1.000 -0.02
Randwick - RES
RAN - RES
1984 P 15 13.1 1 1 0 1.000 1.350 1.023 0.03
Randwick - RES
RAN - RES
1983 P 11 8.2 1 1 0 1.000 2.077 1.007 -0.01
PAD - YL
1980 P 40 43.1 0 6 0 1.000 1.246 1.002 0.21
PAD - YL
1979 P 49 50.1 3 6 1 0.900 1.609 0.985 0.21
Total P 138 135.2 6 16 1 0.43
Suburban Baseball League Pitching Log
Click two rows to sum games (Clear)
Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
Jan. 16, 1989
Jan 16
CBG 11 - 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 20 - 0.08
Jan. 8, 1989
Jan 8
FTS 2 - 8 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 19 - -0.03
Jan. 4, 1989
Jan 4
FTS 1 - 9 1.1 3 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 8 29 - -0.05
Dec. 26, 1988
Dec 26
PRE 3 - 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 - 0.04
Dec. 21, 1988
Dec 21
@HAW 5 - 9 0.1 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 20 - -0.44
Dec. 19, 1988
Dec 19
@HAW 2 - 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 12 - 0.01
Dec. 15, 1988
Dec 15
WIL 7 - 3 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 25 - 0.03
Dec. 11, 1988
Dec 11
SAN 9 - 6 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 25 - 0.08
Dec. 7, 1988
Dec 7
SAN 7 - 6 0.2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6 19 - -0.26
Nov. 30, 1988
Nov 30
FTZ 5 - 3 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 0.11
Nov. 28, 1988
Nov 28
@PRE 10 - 12 0.1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 - -0.00
Nov. 27, 1988
Nov 27
@PRE 4 - 5 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 18 - -0.22
Nov. 23, 1988
Nov 23
@CBG 5 - 7 1.1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 6 23 - -0.19
Nov. 17, 1988
Nov 17
FTZ 9 - 7 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 - 0.06
Nov. 13, 1988
Nov 13
HAW 9 - 11 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 13 - 0.01
Nov. 9, 1988
Nov 9
HAW 4 - 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 6 25 - -0.30
Nov. 7, 1988
Nov 7
@FTS 0 - 4 0.1 2 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 6 19 - -0.34
Oct. 30, 1988
Oct 30
@WIL 4 - 5 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 13 - -0.03
Oct. 26, 1988
Oct 26
PRE 5 - 1 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 - 0.05
Oct. 23, 1988
Oct 23
PRE 8 - 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 12 - 0.01
Oct. 17, 1988
Oct 17
@SAN 7 - 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 16 - 0.07
Oct. 10, 1988
Oct 10
FTZ 6 - 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 15 - 0.04
Oct. 9, 1988
Oct 9
@HAW 4 - 3 0.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 - -0.23
Oct. 5, 1988
Oct 5
@HAW 6 - 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 19 - 0.03
Suburban Baseball League Hitting Log
Click two rows to sum games (Clear)
Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
Jan. 16, 1989
Jan 16
CBG 11 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jan. 8, 1989
Jan 8
FTS 2 - 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jan. 4, 1989
Jan 4
FTS 1 - 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dec. 26, 1988
Dec 26
PRE 3 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dec. 21, 1988
Dec 21
@HAW 5 - 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dec. 19, 1988
Dec 19
@HAW 2 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dec. 15, 1988
Dec 15
WIL 7 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dec. 11, 1988
Dec 11
SAN 9 - 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dec. 7, 1988
Dec 7
SAN 7 - 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 30, 1988
Nov 30
FTZ 5 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 28, 1988
Nov 28
@PRE 10 - 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 27, 1988
Nov 27
@PRE 4 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 23, 1988
Nov 23
@CBG 5 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 17, 1988
Nov 17
FTZ 9 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 13, 1988
Nov 13
HAW 9 - 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 9, 1988
Nov 9
HAW 4 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nov. 7, 1988
Nov 7
@FTS 0 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 30, 1988
Oct 30
@WIL 4 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 26, 1988
Oct 26
PRE 5 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 23, 1988
Oct 23
PRE 8 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 17, 1988
Oct 17
@SAN 7 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 10, 1988
Oct 10
FTZ 6 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 9, 1988
Oct 9
@HAW 4 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oct. 5, 1988
Oct 5
@HAW 6 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Player Awards
None
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink1
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg G Rank
1986 SBC 60 8
Year Lg WP Rank
1986 SBC 8 6