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Portrait of Esmailin Caridad

Esmailin Caridad P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 22 23.3 1 1 0 3.09 0.1
Birth Date10-28-1983
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age33 years, 11 months, 20 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 CHN MLB 14 0 19.3 1 0 0 15 3 17 0 .252 100 7.0 1.4 0.0 7.9 37% .294 .196 0.93 2.22 1.40 98 4.31 92.5 0.2
2010 CHN MLB 8 0 4.0 0 1 0 4 5 4 1 .271 99 9.0 11.2 2.2 9.0 50% .231 .373 2.25 8.10 11.25 114 7.81 176.3 -0.1
CareerMLB22023.3110198211.2571007.33.10.48.140%.281.2381.163.233.091024.91106.90.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 DAY A+ 14 13 69.3 6 4 0 64 17 38 3 .254 106 8.3 2.2 0.4 4.9 45% .279 .223 1.17 3.49 4.42 98 4.97 108.0
2008 TEN AA 14 14 82.7 7 3 0 67 21 50 15 .255 113 7.3 2.3 1.6 5.4 47% .209 .224 1.06 5.22 3.16 101 4.72 101.2
2008 MSS Wnt 10 0 16.0 2 1 0 13 5 17 2 .000 7.3 2.8 1.1 9.6 0% .268 .000 1.12 4.95 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CHN MLB 14 0 19.3 1 0 0 15 3 17 0 .252 100 7.0 1.4 0.0 7.9 37% .294 .196 0.93 2.22 1.40 98 4.31 92.5
2009 IOW AAA 25 25 131.7 5 10 0 139 46 114 17 .274 88 9.5 3.1 1.2 7.8 38% .307 .289 1.40 4.51 4.17 91 3.65 95.4
2010 CHN MLB 8 0 4.0 0 1 0 4 5 4 1 .271 99 9.0 11.2 2.2 9.0 50% .231 .373 2.25 8.10 11.25 114 7.81 176.3
2010 TEN AA 7 0 8.7 0 1 1 12 3 8 1 .263 105 12.4 3.1 1.0 8.3 34% .382 .273 1.72 4.06 5.17 94 3.67 94.7
2010 IOW AAA 2 0 3.0 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 .250 90 6.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 33% .125 .254 1.00 7.58 3.00 104 5.28 106.7
2010 CUB Rk 1 1 0.7 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .292 84 38.6 0.0 0.0 12.9 50% .750 .503 4.29 1.39 12.86 94 4.28 103.1
2011 TEN AA 5 0 9.0 0 0 0 12 2 10 1 .257 104 12.0 2.0 1.0 10.0 37% .379 .275 1.56 3.18 7.00 92 3.90 96.2
2011 IOW AAA 26 0 37.0 3 2 4 51 27 30 5 .265 111 12.4 6.6 1.2 7.3 33% .365 .308 2.11 6.26 8.27 127 10.47 135.1
2012 IOW AAA 44 2 65.3 1 4 0 52 29 65 4 .267 95 7.2 4.0 0.6 9.0 40% .265 .249 1.24 3.79 3.03 96 3.75 96.0
2012 OBR Wnt 37 1 42.0 1 3 1 39 12 49 2 .000 8.4 2.6 0.4 10.5 0% .336 .000 1.21 2.30 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2013 IOW AAA 16 0 28.7 3 3 0 27 18 24 2 .273 97 8.5 5.7 0.6 7.5 44% .294 .284 1.57 4.89 5.02 114 5.29 109.5
2015 REY AAA 6 0 7.7 0 2 1 10 6 3 2 .000 11.7 7.0 2.3 3.5 0% .296 .000 2.09 8.48 8.22 0 0.00 0.0
2015 VRC AAA 11 0 11.3 1 0 0 15 3 7 1 .000 11.9 2.4 0.8 5.6 0% .350 .000 1.59 4.23 4.76 0 0.00 0.0
2016 QUI AAA 21 0 20.3 0 2 11 8 11 17 0 .000 3.5 4.9 0.0 7.5 0% .170 .000 0.93 3.38 1.77 0 0.00 0.0
2016 VAQ AAA 25 0 27.3 1 1 10 32 8 23 2 .000 10.5 2.6 0.7 7.6 0% .353 .000 1.46 3.68 3.29 0 0.00 0.0
2017 VAQ AAA 14 0 15.3 1 1 5 23 1 16 3 .000 13.5 0.6 1.8 9.4 0% .435 .000 1.57 4.24 7.63 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 295 0.5220 0.4712 0.7554 0.6039 0.3262 0.7634 0.7391 0.2446
2010 97 0.4639 0.3608 0.8286 0.6000 0.1538 0.9259 0.5000 0.1714
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-05 2011-09-19 Minors 76 58 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-05-18 2010-09-18 60-DL 123 108 Right Elbow Strain -
2010-04-12 2010-05-08 15-DL 26 24 Right Forearm Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 CHN $403,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$403,000
1 yrTotal$403,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 56 d2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2010). Re-signed 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/10/09
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs, $0.175M signing bonus. Signed first pro contract with Hiroshima Carp as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Never to be confused with a future closer, Esmailin Caridad nonetheless looked very good in a few innings at the end of 2010, but a litany of injuries has set him back since. With health, he has the potential to help a pen in need.
2011 When you're one of the organization's middling pitching talents, the wage paid for time lost is uncertainty, because it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. Caridad came into the season set to pitch in the big-league bullpen, but a strained forearm in April resolved into an elbow injury that kept him shelved until August. If he's healthy come spring, he has the same virtues as before: low-90s heat, but not a lot of deception, especially with a pedestrian off-speed assortment. He can be part of a good pen, but he's also eminently replaceable middle-relief fodder.
2010 Sometimes the journey is more interesting than the destination. Caridadís path to Wrigley, where he impressed in a late-season call-up, included six years in the Japanese development leagues prior to signing with the Cubs. Caridad doesnít have overwhelming stuff, using his low-90s heater to set up his more effective curveball and change, but so far the diminutive righty has gotten more out of mixing pitches and changing speeds than you might expect. The organization likes his flexibility and could use him as a swingman and spot starteróthink Sean Marshall, but with a release point on the other side of his body and a foot lower.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Chicago CubsMarc Normandin2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Chicago CubsCorey Dawkins2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Day One at HoHoKamChristina Kahrl2011-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, CubsChristina Kahrl2010-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?Christina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2010-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2010-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShuffleChristina Kahrl2010-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Going to DozensChristina Kahrl2010-04-11
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Any Frandsen of Yours Is...Christina Kahrl2010-03-28
Fantasy Beat: Depth Chart/PFM UpdateClay Davenport2010-03-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersLee Panas2010-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Operatic Wagner, or Soap-Operatic?Christina Kahrl2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2009-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-07-10


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Esmailin Caridad threw 468 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (79mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).