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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 177 183.3 6 12 1 4.32 0.8
Birth Date7-28-1975
Height6' 5"
Weight285 lbs
Age44 years, 6 months, 24 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2001 BAL MLB 24 0 27.0 1 3 0 33 11 16 5 91 11.0 3.7 1.7 5.3 0% .295 1.63 5.65 5.00 102 4.95 102.6 0.1
2002 CLE MLB 29 0 35.7 0 2 0 34 11 23 3 100 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.8 0% .270 1.26 3.95 4.04 98 4.42 94.8 0.4
2003 CLE MLB 6 0 6.7 0 2 0 7 3 6 1 93 9.5 4.1 1.4 8.1 0% .316 1.50 4.59 9.45 91 3.70 77.5 0.1
2006 ATL MLB 65 0 56.7 2 3 0 53 19 41 5 93 8.4 3.0 0.8 6.5 0% .284 1.27 3.97 3.18 104 4.79 97.6 0.6
2007 ATL MLB 41 0 40.3 3 1 1 47 19 14 1 101 10.5 4.2 0.2 3.1 0% .322 1.64 4.43 3.57 117 6.01 124.4 -0.2
2008 HOU MLB 6 0 10.3 0 1 0 11 2 4 2 98 9.6 1.7 1.7 3.5 0% .273 1.26 5.42 4.35 132 6.58 140.4 -0.1
2009 HOU MLB 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 15 1 3 4 95 20.3 1.4 5.4 4.1 0% .393 2.40 10.40 12.15 112 5.91 126.7 -0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1996 FRD A+ CRL 8 1 15.0 0 1 0 11 8 6 0 6.6 4.8 0.0 3.6 0% .000 1.27 4.04 4.80 0 0.00 0.0
1996 BLU Rk APL 9 2 21.3 1 1 1 16 5 24 0 6.8 2.1 0.0 10.1 0% .000 0.99 2.45 1.69 0 0.00 0.0
1997 DEL A SAL 28 23 127.3 6 9 0 133 56 93 9 9.4 4.0 0.6 6.6 0% .302 1.48 4.27 4.74 0 0.00 0.0
1998 FRD A+ CRL 18 18 103.7 7 6 0 116 39 87 4 10.1 3.4 0.3 7.6 0% -.862 1.49 3.28 3.12 0 0.00 0.0
1998 BOW AA EAS 8 7 35.7 1 3 1 38 23 28 1 9.6 5.8 0.3 7.1 0% -.712 1.71 3.93 5.80 0 0.00 0.0
1999 FRD A+ CRL 13 13 72.3 3 5 0 81 26 55 7 10.1 3.2 0.9 6.8 0% -.831 1.48 4.41 4.73 0 0.00 0.0
1999 BOW AA EAS 15 9 41.0 0 4 0 59 32 27 3 13.0 7.0 0.7 5.9 0% -.889 2.22 5.31 8.12 0 0.00 0.0
2000 BOW AA EAS 8 8 47.0 4 2 0 29 16 31 2 5.6 3.1 0.4 5.9 0% -.551 0.96 3.65 2.87 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ROC AAA INT 12 6 36.0 1 1 0 40 15 18 5 10.0 3.8 1.3 4.5 0% -.921 1.53 5.19 5.75 0 0.00 0.0
2001 BAL MLB AL 24 0 27.0 1 3 0 33 11 16 5 91 11.0 3.7 1.7 5.3 0% .295 1.63 5.65 5.00 102 4.95 102.6
2001 ROC AAA INT 33 0 43.3 3 3 1 44 24 39 5 9.1 5.0 1.0 8.1 0% -.542 1.57 4.80 4.57 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Azu Wnt DWL 4 0 10.7 0 1 0 12 7 7 0 10.1 5.9 0.0 5.9 0% -.857 1.78 5.14 6.73 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CLE MLB AL 29 0 35.7 0 2 0 34 11 23 3 100 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.8 0% .270 1.26 3.95 4.04 98 4.42 94.8
2002 AKR AA EAS 1 1 0.3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 30.0 30.0 0.0 0.0 0% .500 6.67 13.18 30.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BUF AAA INT 8 0 13.0 0 0 1 10 1 7 0 6.9 0.7 0.0 4.8 0% .244 0.85 2.24 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CLE MLB AL 6 0 6.7 0 2 0 7 3 6 1 93 9.5 4.1 1.4 8.1 0% .316 1.50 4.59 9.45 91 3.70 77.5
2003 BUF AAA INT 49 0 56.0 3 5 18 64 22 48 2 10.3 3.5 0.3 7.7 0% .330 1.54 3.37 4.34 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MEM AAA PCL 47 0 55.0 5 3 4 46 25 38 3 7.5 4.1 0.5 6.2 0% .259 1.29 4.47 2.13 0 0.00 0.0
2005 GWN AAA INT 26 0 41.0 3 1 0 43 17 28 4 33 9.4 3.7 0.9 6.1 0% -.765 1.46 4.49 3.95 101 5.19 102.3
2005 NAS AAA PCL 27 0 39.3 3 1 4 40 19 38 1 72 9.2 4.4 0.2 8.7 0% -.639 1.50 3.58 2.75 85 4.48 88.3
2006 ATL MLB NL 65 0 56.7 2 3 0 53 19 41 5 93 8.4 3.0 0.8 6.5 0% .284 1.27 3.97 3.18 104 4.79 97.6
2006 RIC AAA INT 12 0 17.0 1 1 4 17 3 15 1 43 9.0 1.6 0.5 7.9 0% .308 1.18 2.78 1.06 0 0.00 0.0
2007 ATL MLB NL 41 0 40.3 3 1 1 47 19 14 1 101 10.5 4.2 0.2 3.1 0% .322 1.64 4.43 3.57 117 6.01 124.4
2007 GWN AAA INT 11 0 16.7 0 0 2 18 4 11 1 9.7 2.2 0.5 5.9 0% .309 1.32 3.71 3.77 0 0.00 0.0
2008 HOU MLB NL 6 0 10.3 0 1 0 11 2 4 2 98 9.6 1.7 1.7 3.5 0% .273 1.26 5.42 4.35 132 6.58 140.4
2008 ROU AAA PCL 35 0 52.7 0 2 3 61 14 57 2 104 10.4 2.4 0.3 9.7 0% .381 1.42 2.78 3.07 64 4.20 85.9
2009 HOU MLB NL 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 15 1 3 4 95 20.3 1.4 5.4 4.1 0% .393 2.40 10.40 12.15 112 5.91 126.7
2009 ROU AAA PCL 44 0 51.7 2 1 24 34 14 39 1 90 5.9 2.4 0.2 6.8 0% .232 0.93 3.06 1.39 82 2.34 49.2
2010 PAW AAA INT 54 0 74.7 3 5 2 80 30 47 9 9.6 3.6 1.1 5.7 0% .305 1.47 4.92 4.22 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 148 0.4392 0.4189 0.8387 0.6000 0.2771 0.8974 0.7391 0.1613
2009 123 0.4878 0.5041 0.7903 0.6667 0.3492 0.8750 0.6364 0.2097
Career2710.46130.45760.81670.63030.30980.88720.69250.1833

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
2009-09-30 2009-10-04 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-16 2009-07-01 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-09 2009-04-16 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-03-24 2009-03-30 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-04-14 2007-04-30 15-DL 16 14 Right Groin Strain -
2002-07-29 2002-09-30 60-DL 63 59 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 BOS $
2008 HOU $500,000
2007 ATL $420,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$920,000
2 yrTotal$920,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 38 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/9/09 contract purchased 9/16/09 assigned Triple-A 7/27/09 designated for assignment 7/26/09 contract purchased 7/17/09 re-signed as a free agent 1/14/09 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 8/2/08 contract purchased 7/6/08 sent outright to Triple-A 3/28/08 signed as a free agent from ATL 12/18/07, 1 year$0.5M (08)
  • refused assignment 10/29/07
  • designated for assignment 10/25/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/31/07
  • re-signed 3/07, 1 year/$0.42M (07)
  • contract purchased 5/06

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Chad Paronto pitched pretty well at Round Rock, but didn't get much of a shot with the Astros aside from two short stints, pretty much replicating his 2008 season. He'll be 35 this summer, but there are worse guys in major league bullpens-don't be surprised if he gets another shot somewhere.
2009 A big guy who doesn't throw like one, Chad Paronto keeps riding the unlit nightmare highways that thread through the abandoned wastes that lie between the majors and Triple-A.
2008 Paronto lost his middle-innings job to Moylan in July and was designated for assignment after the season. A big guy, Paronto's back-to-back good ERAs should land him a low-leverage role in an MLB bullpen this spring, but don't look for him to make it three in a row; he may be a big guy, but he doesn't have big-guy stuff.
2007 Back in the majors for the first time since 2003, Paronto didn`t merely peep in and play tourist, he managed to stick around and have a career year. He also managed to give up a significant number of line drives without suffering proportionate damage. If things even out in 2007, he`ll be back in the minors but quick. Until then, he`s the latest successful reclamation project from an organization with a good track record finding out-of-nowhere relief help.
2003 You came close, but you never made it. And if you were going to make it, you would have made it before now.
— Marsellus Wallace

For years, Paronto has posted bad ratios across the board in every one of his minor league stops. This year he had some arm trouble, too. Yeah, he’s still only 27 and there’s still some chance he might wake up tomorrow and throw an extra three miles faster with better control. Unfortunately for Paronto, it’s not going to happen. Fortunately for the Indians, they have more replacements than they can count on both hands.
2002 Paronto made a partial move to the bullpen in 2000, and in 2001 he stayed there. It didn't help, as he continued his taterrific ways. He’s big, he throws hard, and he's another one of the Orioles’ favored projects from the Northeast. Paronto will either get a lot of player-development people fired, or he'll contribute to the ongoing malaise choking the life out of the organization.

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