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Todd Van Poppel MLB Career Stats

40-52 5.58 907.0 711 1.55

Todd Van Poppel Bio

  • Full Name: Todd Matthew Van Poppel
  • Born: 12/9/1971 in Hinsdale, IL
  • Draft: 1990, Oakland Athletics, 1st rd. (14th overall)
  • High School: James W. Martin, Arlington, TX
  • Debut: 9/11/1991
  • Last Game: 10/2/2004
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MLB Career Stats 40 52 5.58 359 98 4 907.0 711 1.55


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Todd Van Poppel Stats

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Todd Van Poppel Advanced Stats

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Todd Van Poppel Leaderboards


Season SO Rank
1995 122 17th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
1994 1.69 3rd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1994 23 25th in AL


Season SHO Rank
1996 1 6th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1994 6.40 22nd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1994 89 1st in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1994 20 17th in AL

Todd Matthew Van Poppel Bio Info

In 1990, graduated from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, where in three varsity seasons he went 25-7 with 298 strikeouts in 203 1/3 a senior, went 11-3 with a 0.97 ERA, 170 strikeouts and just 34 walks in 101 1/3 innings...was named the national high school baseball player of the year for his performances on the field and in the classroom...maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school. 2004 Was the last Major Leaguer to make an Opening Day roster and appear in a game...allowed 41 percent of inherited runners to score...made 11 starts and 37 relief appearances. 2003 Began the season with the Rangers and made 7 apps there before he was released on 6/4...on 6/12 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract...went 3-0-1, 1.76 in 6 relief apps at Louisville before he was promoted to the Reds on 7/2...made 4 apps for the Reds, all in relief (0-0, 13.50), before he was designated for assignment on 7/10, when Kent Mercker was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list...on 7/12 accepted an outright assignment to 5 starts and 9 relief apps during his second stint with the Bats went 1- 3, 3.72 before he returned to Cin on 9/3, when RHP Ryan Wagner was shut down for the his second stint with the Reds went 2-1, 2.97 in 4 starts and 1 relief appearance...made his last 4 apps as a starter (2-1, 3.70) the 12-inning, 4-2 victory at StL on 9/5 replaced injured starter Aaron Harang and threw 6.0 scoreless innings...was the longest relief stint of his career and the longest outing by a Reds reliever since Rick Mahler threw 6.1 innings on 8/9/90 vs LA...missed the first month of the season with a strained right groin...was activated on 5/3 and that day at Cle started in his first appearance of the season, received no decision in the 6-5 Rangers win...was his first start since 9/24/00 for Cubs vs StL, snapping a string of 109 consecutive relief apps...the Reds lost his first 2 starts and won his last 2 starts...on 9/10 vs Pit became the 15th pitcher to start a game for the Reds, tying the club record (1912, 1945)...on 9/15 at Pit allowed the 198th homer by Reds pitching (Matt Stairs), tying the club record (2001) the 2-0 victory on 9/20 at Phi threw 6.1 scoreless innings in his longest outing since an 8.1- inning stint on 6/25/98 for Tex at that game singled off Amaury Telemaco for his first hit since 8/11/ his 9-7 win on 9/25 vs Chi allowed Sammy Sosa's 537th homer, moving Sosa past Mickey Mantle into 10th place alone on the all-time list...was Louisville's Pitcher of the Month for June (6g, 3-0-1, 1.76).

Career highlights: Was selected by the Athletics with the 14th overall pick of the June 1990 free-agent draft...the next season made his Major League debut at age 19. 2002 Led the Rangers' staff in relief innings (72.2) and ranked third in strikeouts (85), apps (50) and games finished (19)...the 85 strikeouts ranked T2nd among AL relievers and were the most by a Rangers pitcher since 1986...led AL relievers in homers allowed (14)...averaged 10.53 strikeouts per 9 innings, fifth-best in the league (54ip min.)...19 times threw at least 2.0 innings...earned his only save on 5/12 vs Det. 2001 Todd finished 2nd on the Chicago Cubs staff in relief innings (75) and ranked 3rd in appearances (career high 59). He posted the lowest era on the club at 2.52, 8th best among N.L. relievers with 50 or more innings pitched. Over his last 39 games, he had a 1.46 era (8 er/49.1 ip).

In his 2 seasons with the Cubs, Todd had a 3.07 era (51 er/149.2 ip) in 108 games after entering 2000 with a 6.24 career era.

Summary: Allowed a run in 14 of 59 games...Permitted 8 of 36 inherited runners to score and retired 1st batter 38 times...Had 5 holds and finished 18 games...Issued one run in 4.1 innings in his 1st 6 games, then allowed 7 er over 3 innings in next 3 contests and had 9.82 era at end of April...Posted a 1.43 era (6 er/37.2 ip) in his next 28 appearances and was at 2.80 through July 22...That included span of 11 scoreless innings over 12 contests, June 7-July 12...Had a 3.44 era (7 er/18.1 ip) in next 10 games to rise to 2.98 on Aug. 23...Finished the year by allowing one unearned run in 11.2 innings in his last 12 outings.

Miscellaneous: Held opposition to .223 average, .194 (36-186) vs. righthanders and .281 (27-96) against lefthanded batters...Compiled N.L.'s 2nd lowest opponents' averages by relievers with men on base at .158 and with runners in scoring position at .114...Had 10.8 strikeouts per 9 innings with season best 6 on May 15 vs. Houston and Aug. 19 at Arizona...Fanned all 5 batters faced on April 6 at Philadelphia...His 4.2 inning stint on Aug. 23 vs. Milwaukee was the longest by a Cub in 2001 and tied the longest relief outing of career...Won final 3 decisions after lone defeat on May 15 against Houston...Was 2-1, 1.60 (7 er/39.1 ip) in 26 appearances at Wrigley Field...Pitched 4.1 scoreless innings vs. San Diego and has hurled 12 frames without allowing a run in his 7 career games against the Padres. 2000 Opened season at Iowa, going 3-4 in 10 games...Was purchased by Cubs on May 12 and went on to rank 4th on staff in appearances (51)...1st 49 came in relief with 3.62 era (30 er/74.2 ip)...Made Cubs debut with 2.2 scoreless innings on May 12 at Montreal and did not issue a run in 1st 15 innings over 11 appearances...Earned 2nd career save and 1st since 1996, May 19 vs. Cincinnati...Went 1-1, 4.63 (6 er/11.2 ip) in 2 starts to end the year, defeating St. Louis in final outing on Sept. 24. 1999 Todd spent the season with Pittsburgh's Nashville (AAA) club and went 10-6 with a 4.95 ERA in 27 starts ... led the Pacific Coast League with a career-high 157 strikeouts in 163.2 innings of work ... tied for 4th in the league in starts and was 6th in innings pitched ... had three double-digit strikeout affairs, including a season-high 13 on August 30 vs. Omaha ... went the distance twice, as he worked at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his starts. 1998 Todd pitched for four different teams over the course of the season, appearing in 38 games (25 starts) ... after attending Texas' spring camp as a non-roster invitee, he opened the year at Tulsa (AA) and made 1 start ... was then assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA), where he went 5-5 with a 3.72 ERA in 15 games ... joined the Rangers for a 4-start span June 20-July 13 ... in a June 25 start at Arizona, he worked 8.1 innings and picked up the win in a 9-4 decision ... was traded to Pittsburgh July 17 ... saw action in 18 games for the Pirates (7 starts) and was 1-2 with a 5.36 ERA ... made his first National League start July 22 and picked up the victory in a 6-4 decision vs. Florida ... singled off Colorado's Mark Brownson July 27 for his first major league hit. 1997 Spent the entire season in the minors, seeing action with Kansas City's Omaha (AAA) club and Texas' Charlotte, FL (A), and Tulsa affiliates ... had gone to spring training with Anaheim, but was released March 26 ... signed with the Royals' organization April 17 and appeared in 11 games for Omaha (6 starts) before being released June 6 ... was signed by Texas June 12 and assigned to Charlotte, where he went 0-4 with 2 complete games in 6 starts ... after being transferred to Tulsa, he was 3-3 in 7 starts. 1996 Opened the season in Oakland's starting rotation ... went on to go 1-5 in 28 games (6 starts) ... picked up his only professional save July 18 at Texas (5-4) ... was claimed off waivers by Detroit August 6 and finished the campaign with the Tigers, where he was 2-4 in 9 starts ... pitched his first M.L. shutout August 30, allowing 5 hits in a 4-0 victory vs. Kansas City. 1995 Was 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA in 36 games for Oakland (14 starts) ... fanned 122 batters in 138.1 innings of work ... in his 22 relief outings, he had a 3.54 ERA (19 ER/48.1 IP) ... struck out 46 batters in 48.1 innings and held opposing batters to a .209 average (36-172) ... tossed his first M.L. complete game in a 4-1 victory over Minnesota September 17. 1994 Spent his first full season in the majors, going 7-10 with a 6.09 ERA in 23 starts ... had a 2.98 ERA in his 7 victories (15 ER/45.1 IP) ... in his other starts, his ERA was 8.07 (64 ER/71.1 IP). 1993 Split the season between Oakland and Tacoma (AAA), making 16 starts with each club ... went 6-6 with a 5.04 ERA in 16 big league starts ... picked up his first M.L. win August 1 vs. Texas (9-1) ... also won each of his next 3 starts. 1992 Was 4-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 9 starts for Tacoma before being sidelined with a strained right shoulder ... made his last start of the year May 24. 1991 Made his M.L. debut as a 19-year-old in just his second professional campaign ... joined Oakland September 5 ... made his first M.L. start September 11 against the White Sox and allowed 5 runs in 4.2 innings while fanning 6 ... had spent the minor league campaign at Huntsville (AA), going 6-13 with a 3.47 ERA in 24 starts. 1990 Pitched for both Southern Oregon (A) and Madison (A) in his first pro season, making 8 starts.