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Frank ViolaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1996 MLB Years: 1982-1996
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-456Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameFrank John Viola
Height6-4Weight209BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 19,1960 [58.037]PlaceHempstead,New York
High SchoolEast Meadow (East Meadow,NY)
CollegeSt. John's University (New York,NY)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 16th round (415th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsHerb Stein
MLB DebutJune 6,1982 [22.048]
OrganizationsMIN [9] BOS [3] NYN [3] TOR [2] CIN [1] Awards5Awards Voting5-203
TBC Player ID19232Retrosheet IDviolf001MLBAM ID123732
RelationshipsFather of Frank Viola
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Minnesota Twins in 1985-1986,1988-1989
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts47Walks69Hittable46SO/BB66vsPower46Hitting7Durability69Team.495Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1981Orlando TwinsSouAAmin-ST21543.4317152200097.01124737933509001.4910.390.843.064.641.52.556-
1982Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-ST22233.88880200058.0612725318344001.369.470.472.795.281.89.400-
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST224105.21222203100126.015277732238844101.5110.861.572.716.002.21.2864.56
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST237155.49353414000210.024214112834921276281.5910.371.463.945.441.38.3185.08
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST2418123.213535010400257.22251019228731496141.167.860.982.555.202.04.6003.92
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST2518144.09363609000250.226213611426681356221.329.410.932.444.851.99.5633.79
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST2616134.51373707100245.2257136123378319112031.389.421.363.047.002.30.5524.22
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST2717102.90363607100251.2230918129661971161.188.231.042.367.052.98.6303.66
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST282472.64353507200255.0236807520541935131.148.320.701.906.803.57.7742.95
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin16ST298123.79242407100175.2171807417471385131.248.760.872.417.072.94.4003.30
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26ST29553.3812120210085.0753532527733001.207.910.532.857.702.70.5002.76
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn29ST3020122.67353507300249.22278374156018211021.158.180.542.166.563.03.6252.88
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn29ST3113153.97353503000231.025911210225541326111.3510.080.972.105.142.44.4643.83
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos16ST3213123.44353506100238.02149991138912112271.278.090.493.374.581.36.5203.69
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos16ST331183.14292902100183.218076641272915061.378.820.593.534.461.26.5794.12
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos16ST34114.65660000031.034171621792001.659.870.584.942.610.53.5005.03
1995Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-ST35013.97330000011.012952380001.329.531.592.386.352.67.000-
1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-ST35334.09660000033.033171536250001.189.000.821.646.824.17.500-
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0344.06990000044.045262059330001.229.141.021.836.703.67.4293.69
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin44ST35016.28330000014.02011103341001.6012.561.881.882.511.33.0005.89
1996Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-ST36001.64440000022.0164413150000.866.550.411.236.145.00--
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor19ST36137.71660000030.0432826621181022.1112.761.786.235.340.86.2506.83
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter1761503.7342142017416002831.028271303117529486418448612471.308.970.932.745.852.13.5401.01
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter10113.50383624000221.023410486186313213001.349.520.732.565.372.10.476-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter563.9614140200091.0944440624594001.309.300.592.375.842.46.455-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter543.10211922000119.012851411036659001.389.680.762.724.921.81.556-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter013.97330000011.012952380001.329.531.592.386.352.67.000-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter112933.8626025915410001770.217758427602135211214459291.309.011.082.656.162.33.546-
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter38323.318282012400565.05612302084514138720131.248.920.722.246.152.74.543-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter25213.40707008200452.242819217127178221192131.348.510.543.544.391.24.543-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter137.71660000030.0432826621181022.1112.761.786.235.340.86.250-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter016.28330000014.02011103341001.6012.561.881.882.511.33.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14123.73333306100220.02191019123671437141.308.970.932.745.852.13.5381.01
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10113.50383624000220.023310385186313113001.349.520.732.565.372.10.476-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26p291223230001001705000.130.167.130.2973029.188.000.043.1433.4524.147.000.000.000.00
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn29p30358541300040002007001.153.153.153.30613092.200.000.000.1390.0021.740.000.000.000.00
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn29p31357129200100213010001.127.151.155.30611283.155.028.056.1422.4115.666.500.000.0022.22
1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-p3563010000000001000.333.333.333.666104.333.000.000.3010.000.000.000.000.000.00
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin44p3536011000000100000.167.167.333.500216.200.166.167.2110.0016.670.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter85185826300600341022002.141.154.157.311293210.181.016.032.0001.4319.5213.670.000.0011.54
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter63010000000001000.333.333.333.666104.333.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter63010000000001000.333.333.333.666104.333.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter82179825200600340022002.140.154.151.305272204.180.011.028.0001.4719.6113.330.000.008.00
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36011000000100000.167.167.333.500216.200.166.167.0000.0016.670.000.000.00100.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16235315506001100678042004.141.154.157.311556400.181.016.032.0001.4319.5213.670.000.0011.54
Average Minor - Per 162 games1628102700000000027000.333.333.333.666270108.333.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Orlando Twins SouAAmin21P17--9201-3029.9671.71------17100.012.0
1982Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin22P8--317112120.9522.50------8100.05.7
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22P22-1261152-1816.8890.730.13-----22100.013.6
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23P35-210723123130.9680.860.14-----35100.021.6
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24P35-257626113332.9700.910.12-----35100.021.6
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P36-2506335-4439.8861.080.16-----36100.022.2
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26P37-245821313229.9060.780.12-----37100.022.8
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P36-251634314340.9301.110.16-----36100.022.2
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P35-255530213735.9461.000.14-----35100.021.6
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P24-175726313633.9171.380.19-----24100.014.8
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P12-8539121312.9231.000.14-----12100.07.4
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P35-2491134114645.9781.290.18-----35100.021.6
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn31P35-231634414440.9091.140.17-----35100.021.7
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32P35-238647265553.9641.510.22-----35100.021.6
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33P29-1831031414541.9111.410.22-----29100.017.9
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34P6-31-4-1441.0000.670.13-----6100.05.2
1995Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin35P6--421176.8571.00------6100.04.2
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35P3-14-2--221.0000.670.14-----3100.02.1
1996Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor36P4--41--551.0001.25------4100.02.9
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36P6-3022--441.0000.670.13-----6100.03.7
MLB Totals for P - 15 season(s)-   P421-2830843713219487455.9341.080.16-----4210.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P14--719222826.9291.86------140.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P21--13211-3534.9711.62------210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Orlando Twins SouAAmin2117----------
1982Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin228----------
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2222----------
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2335----------
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2435----------
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2536----------
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2637----------
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2736----------
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2835----------
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2924----------
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn2912----------
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn3035----------
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn3135----------
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3235----------
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3329----------
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos346----------
1995Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin356----------
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin353----------
1996Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor364----------
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor366----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1987Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB27105.2520012.01475901.5810.500.003.756.751.800.001.000
1987Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB27213.7230019.117831601.057.910.001.407.455.330.00.667
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs105.25202000012.01407059001.5810.500.003.756.751.800.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs213.72303000019.317080316001.037.910.001.407.455.330.00.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB2731000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs31000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2011Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-Minornyn51Pitching Coach744529.6080.52Rich DonnellyLost in Semi-Finals
2012Savannah Sand GnatsSALAMinornyn52Pitching Coach1366967.50717.03Luis Rojas
2013Savannah Sand GnatsSALAMinornyn53Pitching Coach1387761.5585.52Luis RojasLeague Champions
2015Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAMinornyn55Pitching Coach1447767.5351.02Wally Backman
2016Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAMinornyn56Pitching Coach1447074.4863.53Wally Backman
2017Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAMinornyn57Pitching Coach1425686.39417.04Pedro Lopez
2018Binghamton Rumble PoniesEastAAMinornyn58Pitching Coach000.000--0Luis Rojas
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1987AL Pitcher of the Month (July) ... World Series MVP2
1988AL Pitcher of the Month (May) ... American League Cy Young Award2
1989American League Player of the Week (June 26-July 2)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1996-06-05Released by Blue Jays. 
1996-02-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1995-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-07-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1995-07-25Released by Blue Jays. 
1995-04-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1994-10-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1991-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-07-31TradeTraded by Twins to Mets for Jack Savage, Tim Drummond, Kevin Tapani, David West and Rick Aguilera. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll25375,000-275754++370,78060,000375,000
1986Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26674,000-166677++386,34760,0001,049,000
1987Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll27830,000-95587++344,90660,0001,879,000
1988Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll281,350,000-35396++392,10762,5003,229,000
1989New York MetsTeam Payroll292,766,666-21100++429,80262,5005,995,666
1989Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll292,766,666-21100++429,80262,5005,995,666
1990New York MetsTeam Payroll301,966,667-30196++515,727100,0007,962,333
1991New York MetsTeam Payroll313,166,667-24197++742,231100,00011,129,000
1992Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll324,833,333-51100++962,245109,00015,962,333
1993Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll334,833,333-18299++968,431109,00020,795,666
1994Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll344,333,334-31397++957,101109,00025,129,000
1995Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll35190,000-5213142999,520109,00025,319,000
1996Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll36109,000-78640-957,870109,00025,428,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red