Shawn Estes

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Shawn Estes MLB Career Stats

101-93 4.71 1678.1 1210 1.53

Shawn Estes Bio

  • Full Name: Aaron Shawn Estes
  • Born: 2/18/1973 in San Bernardino, CA
  • Draft: 1991, Seattle Mariners, 1st rd. (11th overall)
  • High School: Douglas, Minden, NV
  • Debut: September 16, 1995
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MLB Career Stats 101 93 4.71 283 281 0 1678.1 1210 1.53


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NL All-Star

Year Team League
1997 San Francisco NL

Shawn Estes Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1997 3.18 12th in NL
2000 4.26 24th in NL


Season W Rank
1997 19 2nd in NL
2000 15 10th in NL
2004 15 9th in NL


Season SO Rank
1997 181 8th in NL
1999 159 14th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1997 1.30 25th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1997 .223 3rd in NL
1999 .268 24th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1997 32 13th in NL
1999 32 21st in NL
2004 34 5th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1997 3 13th in NL
2000 4 8th in NL
2002 1 22nd in NL
2003 1 24th in NL
2004 1 17th in NL
2005 2 15th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1997 2 5th in NL
1998 1 14th in NL
1999 1 8th in NL
2000 2 3rd in NL
2002 1 10th in NL
2003 1 11th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1997 201.0 19th in NL
1999 203.0 21st in NL
2004 202.0 18th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2000 6.43 25th in NL
2004 5.21 11th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1997 1.81 7th in NL
1999 1.42 11th in NL
2000 1.26 6th in NL
2004 1.11 3rd in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1997 100 1st in NL
1998 80 14th in NL
1999 112 2nd in NL
2000 108 4th in NL
2001 77 16th in NL
2002 83 10th in NL
2003 83 9th in NL
2004 105 3rd in NL


Season H Rank
1999 209 22nd in NL
2004 223 7th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 30 8th in NL

Shawn Estes Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 10, 2010 Washington Nationals released LHP Shawn Estes.
March 6, 2010 LHP Shawn Estes assigned to Washington Nationals.
June 18, 2009 Shawn Estes retired.
May 25, 2009 LHP Shawn Estes assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Ogden Raptors.
May 21, 2009 Shawn Estes assigned to Ogden Raptors from Albuquerque Isotopes.

Aaron Shawn Estes Bio Info

Aaron Shawn Estes...graduated from Douglas (NV) High School in 1991...tossed 4 no-hitters in high school and was named Nevada High School Player of the Year as senior...turned down scholarship offer to play ball and study at Stanford...has worked philanthropically with National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wender Weis Foundation, Stay in School Program and American Sports Institute...honored with the 1999 Silver Hope Award by the Bay Area chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 2009 In 13 outings with Albuquerque of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, went 3-4 with 3.07 ERA...posted .206 batting average against when facing left-handed batters...placed on voluntarily retired list, June 18. 2008 Returned to majors with SDP via relief appearance on May 8 at ATL, marking first big league action since April 5, 2006... notched 100th career victory on May 13 at CHI...missed 82 games with fractured left thumb, suffered when falling on a stairway between visitors' dugout and clubhouse on May 30 at SFG. 2007 Missed majority of season recovering from Tommy John (ligament-replacement) surgery...went 0-2 with 4.45 ERA in 11 rehab games/8 starts at 3 minor-league levels. 2006 He signed as a free agent with San Diego on Jan. 10. He made his only 2006 start on April 5, allowing three runs over six innings vs. San Francisco. On April 7, he went on the disabled list with a strained left elbow, and he missed the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on June 7. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 25. 2005 Went 7-8 with a 4.80 ERA (66 ER/123.2 IP) and 63 strikeouts in 21 starts for the Diamondbacks... the 21 starts marked his fewest since 1996...finished the season with a 99-89 career record...Recorded a season-best eight strikeouts over 6.0 innings against the Washington Nationals on May 10...during May 27 outing against Los Angeles, recorded his first career stolen base in the second was the fourth stolen base by an Arizona pitcher and first since Brian Anderson on June 26, 1999 vs. St. Louis...went 2-1 with a 2.79 ERA during four consecutive Interleague starts, June 7-24, facing Minnesota, Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit...during his June 7 start versus the Twins, was struck on the left thumb off the bat of pinch hitter Glenn Williams...Estes left with a 5-3 lead and the bases loaded but received a no-decision when a base hit after his departure tied the game...showed no ill effects of the thumb injury as he fired back-to-back complete games for the first time in his career, working 9.0 innings in an 8-1 win over the White Sox on June 13 in Chicago, then tossing 8.0 frames in a 3-2 loss to the Tribe in Cleveland...marked the fi rst time Estes had gone the distance more than once in a season since posting four complete games for the Giants in was also the first time a Diamondback fired consecutive complete games since Curt Schilling tossed back-to-back shutouts on May 9 and May 14, 2003...returned from a two-month stint on the disabled list on September 9 at Coors Field, delivering a 7-1 win for his 99th career triumph...worked 6.0 shutout innings, allowing five hits for his first win since defeating the Tigers at home on June 24...Limited to 21 starts after succumbing to a stress reaction in his left ankle during a July 5 start against St. Louis... fi rst felt soreness in his left foot before his June 30 outing against San Francisco, but only knew something more serious was developing after he was unable to perform his normal running routine before the July 5 start against St. that game, snapped an uncharacteristic 0-for-21 at the plate with a third-inning triple...while running the bases, aggravated an injury in the weight-bearing navicular bone of his left foot...a CT scan later revealed a stress reaction in the ankle, sidelining him from July 6-September 8...spent nearly a month wearing a boot to allow the injury to heal, then began a throwing program that ended with a pair of rehab starts with Triple-A Tucson, totaling a 1.64 ERA in 11.0 innings. 2004 The first non-roster pitcher to ever start for the Rockies on Opening Day, Shawn led the staff with 15 wins, establishing a club record for a lefthander, while ranking second among National League southpaws, trailing only Randy Johnson (16) was the fourth highest win total in Rockies history and tied the second best total in his career, behind only a 19-5 campaign in 1997...he led the team with a career-high 34 starts, tied for fifth in the N.L., the most by a Rockie since Pedro Astacio in 1999...he also led the staff with 202.0 innings, one shy of his career best from '99...overall, Shawn was 15-8 for a .652 winning percentage, 12th highest in the circuit but second among lefthanders behind only Eric Milton (.700, 14-6)... Shawn led the league and set a club record by inducing 33 groundball doubleplays, third best in the majors behind only Mark Mulder (37) and Sidney Ponson (36)...Shawn led the majors in GDP per nine innings at 1.51...he allowed the most runs (133) and earned runs (131) in the NL, third most walks (105), seventh most hits (223) and eighth most home runs (30)...61 of his 133 runs allowed came in the first or second inning (46%), including 33 in the opening frame (25%)...he worked at least 6.0 innings in all 15 of his victories, posting a 2.93 ERA (33 earned runs in 101.1 innings)...Estes was 8-2 with a 6.22 ERA and 1 complete game in 15 starts at Coors Field, 7-6 with a 5.53 ERA in 19 road outings...he became only the third pitcher in Colorado history to win at least 7 games both at home and on the road, joining Kevin Ritz in 1996 and Jason Jennings in 2002...he tied for second in the NL with 5 pickoffs, one behind Milwaukee's Chris Capuano...Estes went 8-1 with a 3.73 ERA in 16 starts vs. the NL West (43 earned runs in 103.2 innings) the plate, Shawn set a career-high with 17 hits, 3 more than in 2000...the 17 hits tied for third among all pitchers while he led all hurlers with 13 runs scored...after a stellar spring, Estes earned Colorado's Opening Day nod on April 6 at Bank One Ballpark, limiting the D'Backs to just 2 hits and a run over 7.0 innings to lead the Rockies to a 6-2 victory over Randy was Shawn's second career Opening Day start (1998)...he hurled the first-ever rain-shortened complete game victory in team history with a 7-1 win over the Dodgers in 6 innings on April 22, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 93 pitches when the rains came...Shawn stretched his record to 6-2 with a win at Cincinnati on May 18, matching his best start to a season (also 6-2 in 1997)...Estes won 5 consecutive decisions from July 16-Aug. 12, his longest winning streak since May 8-June 21, 2001 and longest by a Rockie since Jennings won 6 straight in 2002...he posted a 7-1 record in 11 starts from June 18-August 12 and lost just once over a stretch of 15 starts from May 28-August 12...he earned his 10th win on July 21 at Los Angeles, giving him double digits in victories for the first time since 2000...suffered a 3-2 setback to Randy Johnson on September 15 at Bank One, Estes' only loss to a divisional opponent in 2004...he got even a week later, defeating Johnson and the D'Backs, 4-2 on September 22 at Coors, setting a franchise record for wins by a lefthander with 15, breaking Mike Hampton's mark of 14 in 2001...with his record at 15-7, Estes had 2 more starts to tie the overall franchise record of 17 wins but came up short...was in line for the win on September 27 at Los Angeles as he departed with a 7-5 lead after striking out a season-high 9 batters over 7.0 innings, but the Dodgers rallied to win 8-7...lost his final start 9-3 at Houston on October 2, allowing a career-high tying 4 home runs. 2003 Estes took the mound in 29 games for the Chicago Cubs in 2003, compiling an 8-11 record with a 5.73 ERA...struckout 100-plus batters (103) and made at least 25 starts (28) for the seventh consecutive year...induced 27 GDP's, fourth most in the majors...posted a 1.80 groundball/flyball ratio (247/137)...went 4-0 with a 3.06 ERA over a five-start span May 2-24, becoming the first left-handed starter to win four consecutive decisions for the Cubs since Terry Mulholland won six straight April 28-May 23, 1997...earned career victory No. 75 on June 10 at Baltimore, pitching 7.0-scoreless frames...fanned career batter No. 1,000 on Sept. 4 vs. St. Louis...after 216 career starts, Shawn made his first major league relief appearance on Sept. 19 at Pittsburgh (.2 ip, 1 h, 1 er) his final start of the year, Sept. 24 at Cincinnati, Estes hurled a 4-hit shutout in an 8-0 victory over the was his eighth career shutout and 11th complete game...Was not on the Cubs' postseason roster. 2002 Shawn split the campaign between the New York Mets and Cincinnati, combining to go 5-12 with a 5.10 ERA in 29 starts ... worked at least 6.0 innings in 14 outings and pitched at least 7.0 innings nine times ... joined the Mets prior to the season, then was dealt to the Reds as part of a five-player trade on August 15 ... was 4-9 with a 4.55 ERA in his 23 starts for the Mets and 1-3 with a 7.71 ERA in 6 starts for the Reds ... despite going 3-5 in his 16 combined starts at Shea Stadium and Cinergy Field, he recorded a 3.94 ERA in his home outings (43 ER/98.1 IP) ... on April 26 vs. Milwaukee at Shea Stadium, he pitched a 1-0 complete-game 1-hitter -- taking a perfect game into the 7th inning ... on June 15 vs. the Yankees, he tied a career high by striking out 11 batters ... also hit a 2-run homer off Roger Clemens in the 8-0 victory, becoming the third Mets pitcher to hit a homer and strike out at least 10 batters in the same contest ... it was his 10th double-digit strikeout game ... the home run was the third of his major league career ... picked up his only victory with the Reds September 2 at St. Louis (5-3). 2001 Shawn went 9-8 with a 4.02 ERA in his final season with San Francisco ... allowed 3 or fewer runs in 19 of his 27 starts and limited left-handed batters to a .227 average and just 2 homers ... went 7-2 with a 2.90 ERA during the season's first three months -- including a 5-game winning streak May 8-June 21 ... was on the disabled list May 9-May 24 with left shoulder tendinitis and August 23-September 7 with a sprained left ankle. 2000 Was 15-6 with a 4.26 ERA in 30 starts ... went the distance 4 times, tossing a pair of shutouts ... tied for 10th in the National League in victories ... induced opposing batters to ground into a big league-high 40 double plays ... opened the year on the disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis ... returned to the active list April 17 ... threw 2 shutouts over a 4-start span in May, earning a 6-0 victory over Colorado May 6 and an 18-0 win vs. Montreal May 24 ... in the May 24 affair, he hit a grand slam off Expos right-hander Mike Johnson ... had a 7-game winning streak June 16-August 17 ... in 12 outings following a Giants loss, he went 7-3 with 3 complete games and a 3.83 ERA.
  • held left-handed batters to a .216 average.
  • batted .206 (14-68), hitting safely in 13 starts.
  • went to the playoffs for the second time, starting Game 2 of the Division Series against the Mets ... left the game after spraining his ankle while running the bases in the 3rd inning.
    1999 Threw a career-high 203.0 innings, going 11-11 with 159 strikeouts and a 4.92 ERA in 32 starts ... pitched a 4-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory vs. Florida September 14. 1998 Was limited to just 25 starts for the Giants, going 7-12 ... missed nearly two months (July 11-September 4) with a left posterior shoulder strain ... was the Giants' Opening Day starter -- as he was on a season-opening roster for the first time ... had no-decision in the Opening Day 9-4 win in Houston ... tossed a 4-hit shutout at Florida May 4 (8-0) ... also had a 9.0-inning no-decision June 15 vs. Colorado in which he struck out 11 batters. 1997 Went 19-5 with a 3.18 ERA during his first full season in the majors ... also saw his first career action in both the postseason and the All-Star Game ... tied for 2nd in the N.L. in victories and ranked 8th in strikeouts (181) .... held opponents to a .223 average, the 3rd-lowest mark in the league ... made 14 starts following a Giants loss -- and responded by going 9-0 with a 2.57 ERA ... worked at least 6.0 innings in 12 of those outings ... opened the season on the disabled list with left shoulder weakness ... went 4-0 with a 2.28 ERA in his first 4 starts after being activated April 7 ... had a career-best 8-game winning streak May 13-July 4 ... made 11 starts over that span, allowing 17 earned runs in 73.2 innings (2.08 ERA) ... threw the first complete game of his pro career April 26 at Houston, allowing 2 hits in a 2-0 win ... also threw 2-hitters in victories May 23 vs. St. Louis (2-0) and June 3 at Florida (9-1) ... in the June 3 affair, he hit his first M.L. homer -- a solo shot off Alex Fernandez ... was selected to pitch for the N.L. All-Star squad ... pitched 1.0 inning in the Midsummer Classic in Cleveland ... made 1 start in the Division Series against Florida. 1996 Combined to start 29 games for San Francisco and Phoenix (AAA), recording 12 victories ... began the season at the Triple-A level ... went 9-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 18 starts, limiting opponents to a .228 average, before being promoted to the Giants July 10 ... at the time of his recall, he was leading the Pacific Coast League in victories ... was selected to the PCL's midseason and postseason all-star teams ... had been selected to pitch in the Triple-A all-star game before joining the Giants ... in 11 starts for San Francisco, he went 3-5 with a 3.60 ERA ... picked up his first M.L. victory July 13 at Los Angeles, combining with Rich DeLucia for a 7-0 shutout ... worked 7.0 innings and allowed 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 11 ... recorded his first big league hit in the game, a single off Hideo Nomo. 1995 Made his big league debut during a campaign in which he pitched for five teams ... in his first 3 M.L. games, he went 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA ... opened the year with Seattle's Wisconsin (A) club ... after 2 starts, he was traded to San Francisco's organization ... after joining the Giants' farm system, he made 4 starts for Burlington, IA (A) ... was then promoted to San Jose (A), where he went 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 9 games (8 starts) in earning honorable mention California League all-star honors ... was promoted to Shreveport (AA) August 8, going 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 4 starts ... was recalled by the Giants September 13 ... made his M.L. debut September 16, working 5.1 innings in a 10-2 loss at Pittsburgh. 1994 Was limited to just 10 outings, as he opened the season on the disabled list ... had arthroscopic surgery April 19 (Dr. Lewis Yocum) in which bursa tissue was removed from his left shoulder ... made 5 starts for Peoria, AZ (Rookie), and pitched in 5 games for Appleton (A). 1993 Went 5-9 in 19 games (18 starts) for Appleton (A) ... missed the final three weeks of the season after straining his left shoulder. 1992 Started 15 games for Bellingham (A), the 3rd-highest total in the Northwest League ... went 3-3 with a 4.32 ERA. 1991 Began his professional career with Seattle's Bellingham (A) affiliate ... was 1-3 in 9 starts ... was named the 3rd-best prospect in the league by Baseball America.