Scott Downs
Downs
 
 
Born: March 17, 1976 in Louisville, KY
38 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'2" Wt: 210
(legend)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1997 - (Round 3)
- High School: Pleasure Ridge Park (Louisville, KY)
- College/Univ: University of Kentucky (1995-1997)
- Hall of Fame Chance: 0% (using Bill James' "Favorite Toy")

Transactions

Date        
WAR
Transaction
6
2
1994
18.2
Amateur Draft (Round 12) Did Not Sign
ATL
0.0
11.0
0.1
6
3
1997
21.2
Amateur Draft (Round 3)
CHN
0.0
11.0
0.0
11
3
1998
22.6
Traded
CHN
MIN
0.0
11.0
0.0
5
21
1999
23.2
Traded
MIN
CHN
0.0
11.0
0.0
7
31
2000
24.4
Traded
CHN
MON
0.0
11.0
-1.2
11
29
2004
28.7
Released
WAS
-1.2
12.2
12
16
2004
28.7
Signed as a Free Agent
TOR
-1.2
12.2
8.8
11
1
2010
34.6
Free Agency Granted
TOR
7.7
3.3
12
10
2010
34.7
Signed as a Free Agent
LAA
7.7
3.3
3.6
7
29
2013
37.4
Traded
LAA
ATL
11.3
-0.3
0.1
10
31
2013
37.6
Free Agency Granted
ATL
11.4
-0.4
1
2
2014
37.8
Signed as a Free Agent
CHA
11.4
-0.4
-0.5
7
3
2014
38.3
Released
CHA
11.0
0.1
7
3
2014
38.3
Released
CHA
11.0
0.1
7
6
2014
38.3
Signed as a Free Agent
KCA
11.4
-0.4
0.1
7
6
2014
38.3
Signed as a Free Agent
KCA
11.4
-0.4
0.1
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com



Trades


11 / 3 / 1998
Traded to Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
CHN
22.6
0.0
11.0
0.0
0.0
$
CHN
Totals      
0.0
11.0
0.0
0.0
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
MIN
39.1
26.2
0.4
-0.2
-0.2
Totals      
26.2
0.4
-0.2
-0.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.4
11.0
10.6
 
-0.2
0.0
0.2
11.0
0.4
-10.6
 
0.0
-0.2
-0.2


5 / 21 / 1999
Traded to Chicago Cubs
Minnesota Twins Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
CHN
20.5
0.0
20.7
6.7
0.0
SP
CHN
23.3
0.0
0.4
0.4
0.7
Totals      
0.0
21.2
7.1
0.7
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
MIN
37.4
21.9
0.4
0.4
0.6
RP
MIN
23.2
0.0
11.0
0.0
0.0
Totals      
21.9
11.5
0.5
0.6
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
11.5
21.2
9.7
 
0.6
0.7
0.2
21.2
11.5
-9.7
 
0.7
0.6
-0.2


7 / 31 / 2000
Traded to Montreal Expos
Montreal Expos Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
CHN
24.4
0.0
11.0
-1.2
-0.1
Totals      
0.0
11.0
-1.2
-0.1
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
LF
MON
28.4
19.2
8.9
2.6
0.5
Totals      
19.2
8.9
2.6
0.5
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
8.9
11.0
2.1
 
0.5
-0.1
-0.6
11.0
8.9
-2.1
 
-0.1
0.5
0.6


7 / 29 / 2013
Traded to Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
LAA
37.4
11.3
-0.3
0.1
0.1
Totals      
11.3
-0.3
0.1
0.1
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SW
ATL
25.7
-0.2
1.1
1.1
-0.1
Totals      
-0.2
1.1
1.1
-0.1
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.3
1.1
1.4
 
0.1
-0.1
-0.2
1.1
-0.3
-1.4
 
-0.1
0.1
0.2


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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James