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Kevin Jarvis MLB Career Stats

34-49 6.03 780.2 453 1.54

Kevin Jarvis Bio

  • Full Name: Kevin Thomas Jarvis
  • Born: 8/1/1969 in Lexington, KY
  • Draft: 1991, Cincinnati Reds, 21st rd. (561st overall)
  • College: Wake Forest
  • Debut: April 6, 1994
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/24/2006
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MLB Career Stats 34 49 6.03 187 118 1 780.2 453 1.54


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PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Memphis PCL

Kevin Jarvis Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2001 12 23rd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2001 1.23 12th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2001 .254 18th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2001 32 25th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1996 2 20th in NL
2001 1 24th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1995 1 13th in NL
1996 1 9th in NL
2001 1 7th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2001 6.19 16th in NL


Season H Rank
2001 189 24th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2000 26 20th in NL
2001 37 1st in NL

Kevin Thomas Jarvis Bio Info

Kevin Thomas Jarvis...married Elizabeth Martin December 31, 1993...has 2 children, son Bryce (12/26/97) and daughter Kennedy (7/10/00)...graduated from Wake Forest University in 1991 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry...became one of 10 pitchers in school history to register 20 or more victories (21)...earned Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors...graduated from Tates Creek (KY) H.S. in 1987. 2002 2002 SUMMARY: Was limited to 7 starts in his 2nd season with the Padres due to a right elbow injury...was shut down in early July...took the loss in 4 of his 7 starts despite allowing 3 runs or less 6 times.

BACK AND FORTH: Dropped his first 3 starts before earning his first win on April 17 vs. San Francisco...gave up one run on 3 hits in 5.0 innings for a 5-3 victory...despite the win, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor tendon strain in his right elbow one day later...would make one start in each of the next 3 months, surrounded by 2 more trips to the DL..was activated from the 15-day disabled list on May 4 and earned his 2nd win that night vs. Pittsburgh, pitching 5.1 scoreless innings for a 3-0 victory...was placed on the 15-day DL again on May 10 (retroactive to May 5) with a strained right elbow...missed 48 games before being activated June 27...made 2 rehab starts, combining to toss 8.0 scoreless innings between Double-A Mobile and Single-A Lake Elsinore...lasted just 2.2 and 3.0 innings in his final 2 Padre starts, June 27 at San Francisco and July 2 at St. Louis, respectively...was placed on the DL for the rest of the season on July 12...underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow, July 9...the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews at Healthsouth Medical Center in Bir ming ham, AL.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Went 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA (4 ER/17.1 IP) in 3 starts within the concrete confines of Qualcomm Stadium...was 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA (13 ER/17.2 IP) in 4 road starts...faced San Francisco in 3 of his 7 starts...went 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA (6 ER/12.2 IP) in 3 starts against the Giants...finished 1-3 with a 4.43 ERA (11 ER/22.1 IP) against Arizona, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. 2001 SUMMARY: In his first Padres season, led the club with 12 wins and 133 strikeouts...his 32 starts were one fewer than team leader Bobby Jones, while his 193.1 innings pitched were 1.2 behind Jones...posted career highs in virtually every category including wins, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts...his 4.79 ERA was the lowest of his career...walked only 49 in 193.1 innings, an average of only 2.3 walks per 9 innings...the Padres went 16-16 in his 32 starts, 14 of which were quality starts...was 3-7 with a 5.34 ERA (52 ER/87.2 IP) in 15 starts through June 20, but went 9-4 with a 4.34 ERA (51 ER/105.2 IP) in 17 starts the rest of the way.

NEW DEAL: Agreed to a 3-year contract through 2004 with a club option for 2005 on December 19.

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN: The Padres scored a total of 25 runs in Jarvis' 11 losses (2.3 per game)...they scored 2 or less in 7 of the 11 (3 shutouts, 2 games with one run and 2 with 2 runs)...San Diego scored 86 runs in his 12 wins (7.2 per game)...left 3 starts online for wins only to settle for no-decisions: in his April 4 Padres debut at San Francisco, left with a 5-1 lead in the 6th, to see the bullpen allow 7 runs; April 15 vs. Los Angeles, left with a 4-2 lead in the 6th, but the Dodgers rallied for a 5-4 win; May 13 vs. Florida, left with a 4-1 lead with 2 outs in the 7th, but the Marlins exploded for 9 runs.

PLAYING LONG BALL: Allowed 37 home runs, tying Bobby Jones' 2001 total for most in Padres history and tying Jones and Arizona's Curt Schilling for most in the N.L...Texas' Rick Helling led the majors, serving up 38...Jarvis gave up at least one homer in 21 of his 32 starts...23 were solo shots...10 came in the first inning...tied a club record by allowing 4 homers April 10 vs. San Francisco...was touched for 3 long balls in 3 other starts, including August 3 vs. Cincinnati when he tied a club record by allowing home runs to 3 straight hitters: Michael Tucker, Ken Griffey Jr. and Dmitri Young.

4 IN A ROW: Won a career-best 4 consecutive decisions over a 5-start span June 25-July 19, improving his record to 7-7 from 3-7...posted a 3.77 ERA (13 ER/31.0 IP) during the hot streak, which matched the longest winning streak by a Padres pitcher in 2001...walked 8 and struck out 20 while holding opponents to a .229 batting average (27-for-118) and 3 home runs...defeated Colorado, Texas, Houston and Arizona with the3 last wins coming in 3 consecutive starts, the first 3-start winning streak of his career.

MIDDLE MAN: The Padres won 9 of Jarvis' 11 starts in July and August...he went 7-2 in the 11 mid-season starts.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Ben Davis caught 179.1 of the 193.1 innings Jarvis pitched, with Wiki Gonzalez catching the other 14.0...worked at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his 32 starts, 7 or more in 10 and 8 or more in 3...gave up 3 earned runs or less in 17 of his 32 starts, 2 or less in 12...averaged 6.0 innings per start and 14.8 pitches per inning...opposing base stealers were 8-for-16 (.500)...only 9 N.L. pitchers were tougher to steal against...opponents hit .254 (189-for-744) with 37 homers...lefties batted .259 (82-for-317) with 19 homers, while righties batted .251 (107-for-427) with 18 home opponents to a .229 (87-for-380) average with 19 home runs at The Q...they hit .280 (102-for-64) with 18 homers on the road...opponents batted just .175 (11-for-63) with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...held the opposition to a .156 average (52-for-334) with 2 strikes...was 3-6 with a 6.19 ERA (55 ER/80.0 IP) in 14 starts against N.L. West foes Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles and San Francisco and 9-5 with a 4.61 ERA (58 ER/113.1 IP) in 18 starts against all other opponents...received an average of 5.77 runs worth of support per 9 innings pitched, 8th-most in the N.L.

AT THE PLATE: Batted .180 (11-for-61) with 3 doubles, a home run and 10 RBI...scored 8 runs, laid down 5 sac bunts, added 2 sacrifice flies, was hit by a pitch, worked 5 walks and struck out 20 times...led San Diego pitchers in hits, doubles, homers and RBI...only the Rockies' Mike Hampton (16) drove in more runs among major league pitchers...hit his first career home run May 23 at Houston, a 3rd-inning solo shot off Kent Bottenfield in a 7-6 Padres win...worked a walk off the Diamondbacks' Bret Prinz in his first career pinch-hitting appearance May 26 at The Q...struck out in his other appearance as a pinch hitter June 19 vs. San Francisco...delivered an RBI single off Randy Johnson June 3 at Arizona, then had to leave the game after being hit by a Johnson pitch in his right elbow in his next at-bat.

MORE 2001 NOTES: Threw a complete-game 7-hit shutout to top the Phillies 11-0 April 26 at The Q as San Diego snapped a 7-game home losing streak...walked none and fanned a career-high 10 in the 118-pitch effort, his 4th career complete game (first since July 23, 1996 at Philadelphia) and his 3rd career shutout (first since July 13, 1996 vs. Pittsburgh)...added an RBI single in 4 at-bats in the only complete game shutout by a Padres pitcher in 2001, the club's first since July 3, 1999, when Andy Ashby blanked the Rockies at Coors Field...had never previously struck out more than 7...fanned 6 straight during one stretch between the first and 3rd the Braves to a run on 4 hits over 7.0 innings in a 7-1 win over Greg Maddux on May 8...walked 2, fanned 4 and delivered a 2-run single off Maddux to break open a 2-0 game in the 5th...allowed one unearned run over 6.0 innings in a 5-4 win May 29 vs. Houston...walked 2 and fanned 5...allowed a run on 3 hits over 7.0 innings to beat Arizona 8-4 July 19 at The Q...walked one and struck out 4...beat the Mets 2-1 August 15 at The Q, allowing a run on 2 hits over 8.0 innings...walked 2 and struck out 7 before turning the game over to Trevor Hoffman, who worked the 9th for his 300th career save...that start was the 2nd in a 4-outing stretch when Jarvis went 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA (4 ER/27.1 IP)...beat the Phillies 6-2 August 9 at The Vet, allowing 2 runs over 6.2 innings...gave up a run on hits in 5.2 innings in an August 21 no-decision at Atlanta...blanked the Marlins on 6 hits over 7.0 innings in a 10-0 win August 26 in Miami...earned a 3-2 win August 18 at Los Angeles, allowing one run on 4 hits over 8.0 innings...walked 2 and fanned 2. 2000 SUMMARY: Spent the majority of the season with Colorado after being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs April 21...posted a 3-4 record and a 5.95 ERA (76 ER/115.0 IP) in 24 games (19 starts) for the Rockies...despite missing all of August with back spasms, his 3 wins, 115.1 innings and 60 strikeouts were his highest totals since 1996 with Cincinnati ...was placed on the 15-day D.L. July 28 and activated September 1 following a 4-game Triple-A rehab stint...the Rockies went 12-7 in his 19 starts, 10-2 in his 12 no-decisions.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Won his first start April 21 at St. Louis after being recalled to replace Rolando Arrojo...allowed 4 runs on 9 hits, fanning 3 in 6.2 innings...gave up a run in each of the first 3 innings then retired 12 of his final 13 to earn his first M.L. win since September 26, 1996 with Cincinnati vs. Chicago.

IF YOU CAN'T BEAT HIM...: Went 1-0 with a 3.24 ERA (6 ER/16.2 IP) in 3 starts against the Padres...gave up just one run in 6.0 innings in a 3-2 Colorado win July 2 at The Q...July 22, got a no-decision after yielding 4 runs in 4.2 innings in a 9-4 Rockies win at Coors Field...downed the Padres 13-4 September 21 at Coors, holding San Diego to 2 runs (one earned) on one hit in 6.0 innings...the only hit he allowed was a first-inning leadoff double by Damian Jackson, who scored when Desi Relaford reached on an error...retired the last 18 batters in order, establishing a single-game club record.

MORE 2000 HIGHLIGHTS: Took a no hitter into the 6th May 20 at Philadephia...picked up the first out of the 6th, before allowing a homer to Doug Glanville...struck out a then career-high 7 in a 5-4 win June 15 vs. Houston...threw a season-best 7.0 innings May 25 vs. Chicago, June 4 at Milwaukee and June 15 vs. Houston

NUMBERS, PLEASE: 7 of his 19 starts were quality starts...allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in 6 starts and walked 2 or less in 15...was 1-1 with a 5.94 ERA (42 ER/63.2 IP) at Coors Field and 2-3 with a 5.96 ERA (34 ER/51.1 IP) on the road...Colorado averaged 7.53 runs in his starts, including 10 runs or more on 7 occasions.

2000 WITH COLORADO SPRINGS: Went 3-2 with a 0.69 ERA in 7 Triple-A starts...held Pacific Coast League opponents to a .138 (18-for-130) average...despite a 1-2 record after 3 starts, owned a 0.56 ERA, 3rd-best in all of Triple-A, when the Rockies purchased his contract April 21...returned to the Sky Sox on rehab August 12 and went 2-0 with a 0.78 ERA (2 ER/23.0 IP) in 4 starts before being activated September 1. 1999 Enjoyed 2 stints with Oakland, making 2 appearances in April and 2 at the end of the season...spent most of the year with Triple-A Vancouver, finishing 10-2 with a 3.58 ERA in 17 games (16 starts) to help the Canadians to the Triple-A World Series championship...started the year with Vancouver but was recalled by the A's April 12 before making a Triple-A appearance...pitched April 15 vs. Anaheim and April 18 vs. Texas before landing on the D.L. with a blood clot in his left index finger...went on the D.L. April 19 and appeared in 2 games at Oakland's Single-A Modesto affiliate on rehab before he was activated and outrighted to Vancouver June 4...returned to Oakland September 26 to start vs. Texas, and was the losing pitcher in a 10-3 setback, allowing 5 runs in 4.1 innings...pitched in relief October 2 vs. Seattle and fanned a season-best 5 in 3.2 Vancouver, finished 2nd on the club in wins and complete games (2), tossing one of the staff's 2 complete game shutouts...made his first appearance out of the bullpen, but then moved into the starting rotation, making 16 starts to close out the season...twice won 3 consecutive starts June 23-July 5 and July 21-31...went 4-0 with a 1.43 ERA (6 ER/25.0 IP) over his final 5 starts...concluded the regular season with a 7-hit shutout September 1 vs. Memphis...made 3 post-season starts, going 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA (6 ER/22.0 IP)...started Game 2 of the PCL Championship Series September 15 at Oklahoma, tossing a complete game 5-hitter in a 1-0 loss...won Game 2 of the Triple-A World Series vs. Charlotte in Las Vegas September 21 by a 5-4 score. 1998 Signed with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League January 23...appeared in only 4 games (3 starts), going 1-2 with a 4.41 ERA...returned to the U.S. and signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati August 27...was assigned to Cincinnati's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate and went 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in 2 starts...allowed just one run on 3 hits in 5.0 innings for his lone win August 31 at Toledo...pitched for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League and went 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA in 9 relief appearances. 1997 Pitched for 4 teams in 3 organizations...began the season with Cincinnati, and went 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA in 9 relief appearances...was claimed on waivers by Detroit May 2 and designated for assignment...was then claimed by Minnesota May 9...appeared in 6 games (2 starts) for the Twins, going 0-0 with a 12.46 ERA...was claimed on waivers by Detroit again June 17 and pitched 3 times before landing on the 15-Day D.L. with a back sprain...made 2 rehab starts at Triple-A Toledo...went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA before being activated July 14...appeared 13 times in relief for the Tigers, posting a 4.56 ERA (13 ER/25.2 IP). 1996 Split his 3rd consecutive season between Cincinnati and Triple-A Indianapolis...went 8-9 with 2 complete games, one shutout and a 5.98 ERA in 24 games (20 starts) for the Reds...established then career highs in wins, starts, innings pitched (120.1) and strikeouts (61)...was recalled from Indianapolis April 17 for a 2-game stint and was brought up for good June 5...earned his first win June 11 at San Diego...held the Padres to one earned run on 7 hits in 5.2 innings...was 3-1 with a 2.54 ERA over 6 outings June 25-July 23...tossed 4.0 hitless innings of relief July 2 at St. Louis...recorded his 2nd career complete game shutout July 13 vs. Pittsburgh, yielding only 3 hits in a 3-0 victory...tossed his 3rd career complete game, his 2nd of '96, July 23 at Philadelphia...allowed 3 runs on 9 hits, fanning a season-high 5 in a 5-3 win...was 8-8 with a 6.15 ERA (108.1 IP/74 ER) as a starter...the Reds went 8-12 in his 20 starts. 1995 Opened the year in Cincinnati's starting rotation and earned his first victory May 10 at Florida...blanked the Marlins 3-0 on a 2-hitter for the majors' first complete game shutout of '95...optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis July 11 and went 4-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 10 starts...August 8 vs. Buffalo, retired the first 14 batters en route to a 3-hit 3-0 shutout to earn American Association Pitcher of the Week honors...was recalled by the Reds September 2...finished the season with a 3-4 record and a 5.70 ERA in 19 games (11 starts) with Cincinnati. 1994 Pitched the majority of the campaign with Indianapolis but also made 6 appearances (3 starts) for the Reds...was on the Reds' Opening Day roster and made his major league debut April 6 vs. St. Louis, pitching 0.2 innings of shutout relief...was optioned to Indianapolis April 8 only to be recalled May 2...made one appearance May 4 at Chicago, but was optioned back to Triple-A following the game...returned to the Reds May 30 and made his first big league start June 1 vs. Montreal...tossed 5.0 shutout innings against the Expos before yielding 3 earned runs in the 6th and having to settle for a no-decision...was optioned to Indianapolis June 16 and earned American Association Pitcher of the Week honors for June 26-July 2 after going 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA...posted a 5-0 record and a 2.22 ERA in 6 July starts en route to Topps' Double-A Player of the Month honors...was recalled August 9 and notched his first major league win that night vs. Los Angeles...gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 5.2 innings while picking up an RBI single off Tom Candiotti for his first big league hit...was sent back to Triple-A during the strike, helping the Indians to the league title with 2 post-season wins. 1993 Spent the first 4 months of the season with Cincinnati's Single-A Winston-Salem affiliate, playing in the same city where he had attended college at Wake Forest...posted an 8-7 record with 2 complete games, one shutout and a 3.41 ERA in 21 games (20 starts)...was promoted to Double-A Chattanooga August 1...appeared in 7 games (3 starts), going 3-1 with 2 complete games and a 1.69 ERA. 1992 Started the season with Single-A Cedar Rapids and appeared in only one game before being transferred to Single-A Charleston (WV)...posted a 6-8 record with 2 complete games, one shutout and a 3.11 ERA in 28 games (18 starts) for the Wheelers...struck out 131 batters while issuing only 37 walks. 1991 Began his professional career with Rookie-level Princeton...went 5-6 with 4 complete games, one shutout and a 2.42 ERA in 13 starts.