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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 315 1747.7 105 103 0 4.32 12.4
Birth Date9-29-1977
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age42 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2000 NYA MLB 3 2 6.7 0 2 0 15 4 1 1 82 20.3 5.4 1.4 1.4 0% .438 2.85 6.67 13.50 116 7.38 141.9 -0.1
2001 CLE MLB 23 6 64.7 4 4 0 79 22 48 6 103 11.0 3.1 0.8 6.7 0% .348 1.56 4.02 5.85 93 4.48 92.8 0.8
2002 CLE MLB 11 4 41.7 1 3 0 50 12 20 6 98 10.8 2.6 1.3 4.3 0% .301 1.49 4.90 5.83 107 5.99 128.4 -0.2
2003 CLE MLB 34 22 133.0 7 10 0 142 56 58 9 93 9.6 3.8 0.6 3.9 0% .299 1.49 4.63 4.33 105 5.59 117.1 0.2
2004 CLE MLB 33 30 215.7 14 9 0 208 61 116 19 103 8.7 2.5 0.8 4.8 0% .272 1.25 4.14 3.38 91 4.48 92.5 3.0
2005 CLE MLB 34 34 210.7 15 15 0 218 56 119 19 99 9.3 2.4 0.8 5.1 0% .287 1.30 3.98 4.49 90 3.56 76.5 4.6
2006 CLE MLB 32 32 211.3 15 10 0 247 55 109 15 107 10.5 2.3 0.6 4.6 0% .322 1.43 3.91 4.17 88 5.14 104.7 1.5
2007 CLE MLB 25 25 152.0 6 9 0 159 55 93 13 100 9.4 3.3 0.8 5.5 0% .304 1.41 4.39 4.32 99 5.00 103.4 1.2
2008 CLE MLB 5 5 34.7 1 2 0 33 7 19 5 102 8.6 1.8 1.3 4.9 0% .262 1.15 4.62 3.12 92 3.53 75.4 0.8
2010 CLE 0 21 21 127.7 6 7 0 133 44 73 15 106 9.4 3.1 1.1 5.1 0% .291 1.39 4.60 4.65 103 4.78 107.9 0.7
2010 SLN 0 12 12 75.0 4 4 0 70 24 55 5 89 8.4 2.9 0.6 6.6 0% .281 1.25 3.54 3.48 94 4.50 101.6 0.7
2011 SLN MLB 33 33 183.3 12 9 0 208 73 104 16 96 10.2 3.6 0.8 5.1 0% .313 1.53 4.21 4.66 104 5.27 122.6 -0.4
2012 SLN MLB 28 28 174.7 13 11 0 191 52 106 12 98 9.8 2.7 0.6 5.5 0% .312 1.39 3.84 3.97 99 4.55 104.3 1.3
2013 SLN MLB 21 19 116.7 7 8 0 132 50 44 7 102 10.2 3.9 0.5 3.4 0% .303 1.56 4.59 4.63 121 6.15 147.3 -1.7
2010 TOT MLB 33 33 202.7 10 11 0 203 68 128 20 100 9.0 3.0 0.9 5.7 0% .000 1.34 4.21 4.22 100 4.67 105.5 1.4
CareerMLB3152731747.7105103018855719651481009.72.90.85.060%.3011.414.204.32984.83105.112.4

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-
2000 NYA MLB AL 3 2 6.7 0 2 0 15 4 1 1 82 20.3 5.4 1.4 1.4 0% .438 2.85 6.67 13.50 116 7.38 141.9
2001 CLE MLB AL 23 6 64.7 4 4 0 79 22 48 6 103 11.0 3.1 0.8 6.7 0% .348 1.56 4.02 5.85 93 4.48 92.8
2002 CLE MLB AL 11 4 41.7 1 3 0 50 12 20 6 98 10.8 2.6 1.3 4.3 0% .301 1.49 4.90 5.83 107 5.99 128.4
2003 CLE MLB AL 34 22 133.0 7 10 0 142 56 58 9 93 9.6 3.8 0.6 3.9 0% .299 1.49 4.63 4.33 105 5.59 117.1
2004 CLE MLB AL 33 30 215.7 14 9 0 208 61 116 19 103 8.7 2.5 0.8 4.8 0% .272 1.25 4.14 3.38 91 4.48 92.5
2005 CLE MLB AL 34 34 210.7 15 15 0 218 56 119 19 99 9.3 2.4 0.8 5.1 0% .287 1.30 3.98 4.49 90 3.56 76.5
2006 CLE MLB AL 32 32 211.3 15 10 0 247 55 109 15 107 10.5 2.3 0.6 4.6 0% .322 1.43 3.91 4.17 88 5.14 104.7
2007 CLE MLB AL 25 25 152.0 6 9 0 159 55 93 13 100 9.4 3.3 0.8 5.5 0% .304 1.41 4.39 4.32 99 5.00 103.4
2008 CLE MLB AL 5 5 34.7 1 2 0 33 7 19 5 102 8.6 1.8 1.3 4.9 0% .262 1.15 4.62 3.12 92 3.53 75.4
2010 CLE MLB AL 21 21 127.7 6 7 0 133 44 73 15 106 9.4 3.1 1.1 5.1 0% .291 1.39 4.60 4.65 103 4.78 107.9
2010 SLN MLB NL 12 12 75.0 4 4 0 70 24 55 5 89 8.4 2.9 0.6 6.6 0% .281 1.25 3.54 3.48 94 4.50 101.6
2011 SLN MLB NL 33 33 183.3 12 9 0 208 73 104 16 96 10.2 3.6 0.8 5.1 0% .313 1.53 4.21 4.66 104 5.27 122.6
2012 SLN MLB NL 28 28 174.7 13 11 0 191 52 106 12 98 9.8 2.7 0.6 5.5 0% .312 1.39 3.84 3.97 99 4.55 104.3
2013 SLN MLB NL 21 19 116.7 7 8 0 132 50 44 7 102 10.2 3.9 0.5 3.4 0% .303 1.56 4.59 4.63 121 6.15 147.3
2013 PEO A MID 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 4 0 5 0 98 5.1 0.0 0.0 6.4 0% .211 0.57 1.90 1.29 85 2.89 62.9
2013 SFD AA TEX 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 6 0 5 0 109 14.7 0.0 0.0 12.3 0% .546 1.64 0.32 2.45 61 5.68 123.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 498 0.4920 0.4518 0.8356 0.6327 0.2767 0.9097 0.6714 0.1644
2010 3287 0.4801 0.4354 0.8211 0.5957 0.2873 0.9053 0.6599 0.1789
2011 3016 0.4433 0.4251 0.8362 0.5789 0.3026 0.9134 0.7185 0.1638
2012 2673 0.4467 0.4572 0.8224 0.6357 0.3130 0.8999 0.6955 0.1776
2013 1899 0.4260 0.4281 0.8536 0.6292 0.2789 0.9371 0.7138 0.1464
Career113730.45400.43730.83150.60790.29550.91170.69330.1685

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
2013-08-22 2013-09-06 15-DL 15 14 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-05-09 2013-06-14 15-DL 36 33 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-03-01 2013-03-06 Camp 5 0 Left Knee Contusion - -
2012-09-09 2012-10-23 DTD 44 23 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-10-13 2010-10-13 FA 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum Tear -
2010-05-05 2010-05-11 DTD 6 3 Low Back Soreness -
2009-03-26 2009-10-05 60-DL 193 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-06-01
2008-05-29 2008-09-29 60-DL 123 109 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-06-01
2008-04-20 2008-05-28 15-DL 38 34 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2007-05-03 2007-06-24 15-DL 52 49 Left Abdomen Strain Moderate -
2002-08-26 2002-09-30 15-DL 35 33 Right Elbow Contusion Bone -
2002-03-30 2002-07-11 60-DL 103 86 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2002-02-26
2000-09-01 2000-10-01 60-DL 30 31 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture Rib - -
2000-06-25 2000-09-01 Minors 68 0 - Trunk Fracture Rib - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SLN $8,750,000
2012 SLN $8,500,000
2011 SLN $8,000,000
2010 CLE $11,000,000
2009 CLE $10,000,000
2008 CLE $10,000,000
2007 CLE $6,100,000
2006 CLE $4,250,000
2005 CLE $2,900,000
2004 CLE $925,000
2003 CLE $305,500
2002 CLE $217,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$70,947,500
12 yrTotal$70,947,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 144 dMichael Maas1 year/$9.75M (2013), option

Details
  • 1 year/$9.75M (2013), plus 2014 mutual option. Signed extension with St. Louis 8/22/12. 13:$8.75M, 14:$9.5M mutual option, $1M buyout. St. Louis declined 2014 option 10/31/13. Retired 2/14.
  • 2 years/$16.5M (2011-12), plus 2013 mutual option. Re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/16/10. 11:$8M, 12:$8.5M, 13:$8.5M mutual option, $1M buyout if club declines, none if Westbrook declines. Full no-trade clause.
  • 3 years/$33M (2008-10). Signed extension with Cleveland 4/07. $2M added to 2007 salary, 08:$10M, 09:$10M, 10:$11M. Acquired by St. Louis in three-way trade with Cleveland & San Diego 7/31/10.
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 1/05 (avoided arbitration). 05:$2.9M, 06:$4.25M, 07:$5.6M club option, $0.3M buyout. Option increases to $5.8M with 200 IP in 2006, $6.1M with 210 IP in 2006). Buyout increases to $0.6M with 180 IP 2005. Award bonuses for top-five finish in Cy Young vote. Cleveland exercised 2007 option at $6.1M 10/06.
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2004). Re-signed 12/03 (avoided arbitration). $75,000 in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.3055M (2003). Re-signed 3/03. Optioned to Triple-A 6/03. Recalled 7/03.
  • 1 year/$0.217M (2002). Re-signed 3/02.
  • 1 year (2001). Recalled 5/01. Optioned 6/01, 8/01. Recalled 8/01.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Yankees 7/24/00.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Montreal 12/99.
  • Acquired by Montreal in trade from Colorado 12/97.
  • Drafted by Colorado 1996 (1-21) (Madison County High, Danielsville, Ga.). $0.75M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that they didn't pick up a starter, who do you think steps up for the Cardinals down the stretch in the 4/5 slots between Jake Westbrook, Joe Kelly, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez?
(Scott from LA)
Martinez is a nice sleeper; he's back in Triple-A and started for the first time since being demoted a few days ago. I assume he's going to get stretched out, and I wonder if they didn't use him in the pen to curb his innings workload a bit. I'm guessing Westbrook hangs around no matter what. After that I don't have a favorite, but obviously St. Louis can't go wrong any way they go. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ugh, are the Cardinals REALLY this good? It seems like every single break seems to go their way. Jake Westbrook and Kyle Lohse? ACES! Tyler Greene? SECOND COMING OF JEFF BAGWELL! So damn annoying.
(Reds Fan from Cincinnati)
According to our Adjusted Standings, not only have they actually been this good, they've actually been better. The Cardinals' third-order winning percentage is .733. That's the best in baseball, folks. Maybe Pujols was holding them back all that time! Scary for Reds fans, huh? (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-11-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)"I haven't been wild about any deal so far this winter." Not even Jake Westbrook re-upping with St. Louis for2/$16.5M? They had a need, and how could they have filled it for less?
(Bill from New Mexico)
It's not a horrible deal if you can guarantee he'll be healthy, and he's a good fit with Dave Duncan, but the guy's got one 30-start season out of the last four. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Is Jocketty being complacent in not getteing some relief help at the deadline? We'd at least like to see some evidence that someone in the organization notices how risky CoCo Cordero's high wire act has become.
(Scartore from The Q.C.)
If the Cardinals made a mistake in overpaying for Jake Westbrook, I'd put the Reds' total inaction for picking up some relief depth just about right up there with it. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)It looks like the Reds are at least real enough to stay in the race with the Cards. Who should they target to bolster the roster for the 2nd half? Is Fausto Carmona enough? Lee/Haren too much? It seems the Reds have as much near-ready talent as anybody, if not uber-elite types.
(Rick from Chicago)
The Reds are actually my sleeper team to potentially nab Lee. I also wouldn't be surprised if they go after Jake Westbrook or someone like that to stabilize the rotation. Can't see them getting Haren, or thinking that Carmona would be enough. (Eric Seidman)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Will, last year you predicted a break-out year for Edwin Jackson and my fantasy team thanks you for that. Is there anyone you want to tell us about this year?
(Swingingbunts from NY)
I did? I rule. (Dumb luck.)

I like Daisuke Matsuzaka, but that won't surprise anyone. I like Jake Westbrook's chances. If I have to go total sleeper, I'll say Manny Parra. (Will Carroll)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Will, thanks for the chat. Do you have any updates on Jake Westbrook and Adam Miller? What does next year look like for each of them?
(jimbeau from Left Coast)
Westbrook will be ready for Spring Training. Nothing on Miller. (Will Carroll)
2009-08-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of UCLs, Jake Westbrook sounds like he's had enough of a setback to ruin his 2009: is there official worry that he'll lose some 2010 as well?
(buffum from Austin TX)
Official? No, but there's some worry when there's setbacks or cascades. I still like Westbrook a lot, but I didn't think he'd injure himself in the first place so take it fwiw.

Have to take a call -- be back asap. (Will Carroll)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any insight on who the PTBNL in the DeRosa deal could be? Also, why did they use a PTBNL at all?
(jbuofm from Peoria)
I think I trust the rumors that it'll be either Jess Todd or Francisco Samuel (relievers both), as John Perrotto related today. However, the Indians are currently at 39 on the 40-man, and they'll be re-adding Jake Westbrook from the 60-day DL sometime in the near future, which means they don't really have space to add Todd (who's already rostered) without then also having to subsequently cut someone once Westbrook gets reactivated. The options as far as who the PTBNL might be might also change, depending on the outcome of the Cardinals' season. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Westbrook is close to returning - what can we expect from him in half a season?
(derek from ohio)
I always worry just a little more about control guys coming back from TJS than I do power guys. I still think he'll be good, not great ... so typical Westbrook. I'm still stunned he got hurt. (Will Carroll)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the Braves kids in the rotation? (Jurrjens, Reyes, Morton)
(Jon from Macon)
I don't know that much about Morton, so I'll reserve judgment. Jurrjens is a midrotation guy, maybe slightly less. He reminds me of Jake Westbrook, with more upside than that. Reyes has improved a ton year-over-year, really tightening his mechanics and command, and now looks to me like an above-average starter in the majors. He was rushed last year, and I didn't take that into account enough when looking at him. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Indians and Tigers playoff chances going forward? The Sox are anywhere from 55-70 percent favorites from the 3 BP odds reports. That sounds accurate to you?
(colintj from a2)
Given where those three teams are right now and the underlying causes for how they got there, I think that sounds about right. Cleveland has lost Jake Westbrook for the season, they've lost Victor Martinez for awhile, Travis Hafner has joined the ranks of the undead, and Rafael Betancourt is looking pretty clammy and monosyllabic as well. Detroit is out Bonderman already, the rest of their rotation is a mess, we don't know how well their bullpen can hold up, and they have to dig their way out of a sizeable hole. Meanwhile in Chicago we've seen guys like Carlos Quentin, Alexei Ramirez, Gavin Floyd, and John Danks start to deliver on their promise even as the offense in general has underachieved. The Sox lead isn't insurmountable but given the run differentials and the injury situations I'd place my nickel on them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey KG, what particular stats do you focus on when considering a pitching prospect? Does some stat that takes into account ability to induce ground balls come into play? And, finally, what pitchers have a chance to develop into the next Derek Lowe / Jake Westbrook? Thanks.
(Mario66 from Toronto)
IP, H, K are the first three I like out, but everything is taken into account. Next Derek Lowe just might be Justin Masterson. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableBuehrle's play was terrific, though I felt bad for Lou Marson, who not only got robbed on that play but was complicit in four Jake Westbrook wild pitches, all of which were balls Marson probably could have stopped. (Ken Funck)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableI'm switching to White Sox/Indians. Jake Westbrook as an opening day guy? That's Dodgers/Pirates territory. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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