Ben Thirkell
East Sydney Roosters (ML)
Ben Thirkell
Birthdate:
Dec. 27, 1956 (30 y, 8 m, 24 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6'3"/218
Entry:
1979 Draft - Round: 3, Overall: 30, Team: East Sydney Roosters
Contract:
$19.4k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
2 years, 66 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 2 years, 66 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Low
Intelligence High
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Unknown
Current Contract
1987 $19.4k ($19.4k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
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 1
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 % 52%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 1
Hold 10
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
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
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
0 129 149.0 8-7 1 80 92 11.82% 13.59% 2.66% 70.38% 50.72% 0.262 5.195 5.313 135 5.587 -0.12 -2.04

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
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 27 22.0 1-0 8 26 8 26.80% 8.25% 0.00% 69.70% 43.24% 0.373 4.091 2.103 47 3.764 1.99 0.91
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
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
129 5 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.200 0.200 1.000 0.0000 0.415 170 -0.02

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
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
27 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
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 122 149.0 2 24 1 -0.74

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
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 115 115.2 5 14 1 0.45
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