Nick Harper
Geelong Cats (ML)
Nick Harper
Birthdate:
April 29, 1960 (27 y, 4 m, 22 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6'3"/217
Entry:
1983 Draft - Round: 2, Overall: 14, Team: Geelong Cats
Contract:
$18k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
2 years, 59 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 2 years, 59 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 4 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty High
Greed Low
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Unknown
Current Contract
1987 $18k ($18k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 2 4 2 2 1
vs R 3 4 2 2 1
vs L 2 4 2 2 1
Potential 2 4 2 2 1
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 2
Error 2 2
Arm 1 6 5
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 3
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 2
Running 1
Sac Bunt 6
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 7 5 5
vs R 8 5 5
vs L 7 5 5
Potential 8 5 5
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 8 8
Curveball 10 10
Changeup 1 2
Other Pitching
Velocity 91-93 mph
GB % 58%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 8
Hold 7
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-09-20
GB% decreased from 59% to 58%
1987-08-21
Weight increased from 216 to 217
1987-07-17
Weight decreased from 217 to 216
1987-04-18
GB% decreased from 61% to 59%
1987-03-20
Weight increased from 216 to 217
1987-03-18
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 8
Stuff decreased from 9 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff vs L decreased from 9 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
1987-03-08
Contact vs R increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential increased from 8 to 10
Stuff increased from 7 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 9
Control increased from 4 to 5
Control vs R increased from 4 to 5
Control vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% decreased from 62% to 61%
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 215 to 216
1986-11-23
P defense decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 214 to 215
1986-10-19
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 8
Stuff decreased from 9 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff vs L decreased from 9 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
Weight increased from 213 to 214
1986-10-05
Contact Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff Potential increased from 8 to 10
Stuff increased from 7 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 9
Role changed from SP to RP
1986-07-29
Weight increased from 212 to 213
1986-07-17
Weight increased from 211 to 212
1986-04-14
Contact Potential increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential decreased from 9 to 8
Weight decreased from 212 to 211
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1986-03-09
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 9
Stuff decreased from 9 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff vs L decreased from 9 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
1986-01-05
Stamina decreased from 9 to 8
Changeup Pot decreased from 3 to 2
1985-11-10
Weight increased from 211 to 212
1985-10-13
Hold increased from 6 to 7
1985-09-29
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Stuff Potential increased from 8 to 10
Stuff increased from 7 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 9
GB% increased from 59% to 62%
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 209 to 211
1985-07-17
Hold decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 208 to 209
1985-03-31
Contact Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Movement increased from 4 to 5
Movement vs R increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 57% to 59%
Changeup Pot increased from 2 to 3
1985-03-21
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 8
Stuff decreased from 9 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff vs L decreased from 9 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
1985-03-08
Stuff Potential increased from 8 to 10
Stuff increased from 7 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 9
Role changed from SP to RP
1985-03-03
Stuff Potential decreased from 10 to 8
Stuff decreased from 9 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff vs L decreased from 9 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
1985-02-17
Weight increased from 207 to 208
1985-01-20
Weight decreased from 208 to 207
1985-01-06
Contact vs L increased from 1 to 2
Stuff increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 8 to 9
GB% decreased from 58% to 57%
Fastball increased from 7 to 8
Curveball increased from 9 to 10
1984-12-16
Role changed from CL to RP
Weight decreased from 209 to 208
1984-11-18
Weight decreased from 210 to 209
1984-10-14
Hold increased from 6 to 7
1984-10-07
Stuff Potential increased from 8 to 10
Stuff increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs R increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Role changed from SP to CL
1984-09-30
Weight increased from 209 to 210
1984-07-17
Weight decreased from 210 to 209
1984-04-02
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 4
Power Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Movement vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 57% to 58%
1984-03-10
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1984-01-29
P defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 209 to 210
1984-01-01
Contact increased from 1 to 2
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs R increased from 3 to 4
Eye Potential increased from 1 to 2
Eye increased from 1 to 2
Eye vs R increased from 1 to 2
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
GB% increased from 55% to 57%
Curveball increased from 8 to 9
Weight increased from 208 to 209
1983-12-18
Weight increased from 207 to 208
1983-09-06
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
1983-08-09
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
Stamina increased from 8 to 9

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
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1986 26 21 29 100.1 3-12 0 53 56 11.00% 11.62% 4.36% 60.89% 57.14% 0.310 7.804 6.181 162 4.912 1.62 -1.65
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1985 25 1 56 56.1 5-4 3 45 36 17.31% 13.85% 2.31% 69.54% 57.02% 0.303 5.272 4.614 117 4.625 0.66 -0.36
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 24 1 42 61.1 3-3 0 65 37 24.62% 14.02% 1.52% 76.66% 51.89% 0.315 3.815 3.152 78 3.647 0.66 0.92
Total - VBL
VBL
23 127 218.0 11-19 3 163 129 16.20% 12.82% 3.08% 67.23% 55.88% 0.309 6.028 4.924 127 4.482 1.10 -1.09

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
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1984 24 0 21 18.1 0-2 14 30 15 36.14% 18.07% 0.00% 70.00% 43.48% 0.378 3.927 2.721 57 3.947 1.21 0.78
PTA - ADL
1983 23 0 35 35.0 3-1 1 60 19 41.38% 13.10% 2.07% 87.94% 53.66% 0.345 2.314 3.206 74 2.751 -0.89 0.74
Total - AAA
AAA
0 21 18.1 0-2 14 30 15 36.14% 18.07% 0.00% 70.00% 43.48% 0.378 3.927 2.721 57 3.947 1.21 0.78
Total - AA
AA
0 35 35.0 3-1 1 60 19 41.38% 13.10% 2.07% 87.94% 53.66% 0.345 2.314 3.206 74 2.751 -0.89 0.74

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
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1986 26 29 31 27 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 0 0 0.074 0.107 0.218 0.1667 0.101 -54 -0.50
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1985 25 56 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0.400 0.400 1.000 0.6667 0.426 179 0.02
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 24 42 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0.000 0.083 0.083 0.0000 0.058 -92 -0.20
Total - VBL
VBL
127 48 43 4 2 0 0 0 2 2 22 0 0 0.093 0.133 0.273 0.1905 0.126 -39 -0.67

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
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1984 24 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
PTA - ADL
1983 23 35 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 - AAA
AAA
21 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
35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1986 P 29 100.1 5 14 1 0.950 1.704 0.975 -0.28
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1985 P 54 56.1 0 9 1 0.900 1.438 0.931 -0.41
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 P 42 61.1 0 5 0 1.000 0.734 1.279 0.25
Total P 125 218.0 5 28 2 -0.44

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1984 P 21 18.1 0 1 0 1.000 0.491 1.022 0.02
PTA - ADL
1983 P 34 35.0 1 3 0 1.000 1.029 1.011 0.17
Total P 55 53.1 1 4 0 0.19
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Reliever of the Year 1984 Port Adelaide (ADL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink1
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg G Rank
1985 VBL 56 10
Year Lg L Rank
1986 VBL 12 5
Year Lg Hold Rank
1985 VBL 16 4