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Ryan Franklin PCardinals

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 532 1201 62 76 84 4.14 2.7
Birth Date3-5-1973
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age46 years, 7 months, 12 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
1999 SEA MLB 6 0 11.3 0 0 0 10 8 6 2 99 7.9 6.4 1.6 4.8 0% .235 1.59 6.81 4.76 113 6.13 119.2 -0.1
2001 SEA MLB 38 0 78.3 5 1 0 76 24 60 13 97 8.7 2.8 1.5 6.9 0% .269 1.28 4.79 3.56 106 4.10 85.0 1.1
2002 SEA MLB 41 12 118.7 7 5 0 117 22 65 14 95 8.9 1.7 1.1 4.9 0% .265 1.17 4.17 4.02 107 4.74 101.7 1.0
2003 SEA MLB 32 32 212.0 11 13 0 199 61 99 34 97 8.4 2.6 1.4 4.2 0% .245 1.23 5.23 3.57 121 5.27 110.4 1.1
2004 SEA MLB 32 32 200.3 4 16 0 224 61 104 33 102 10.1 2.7 1.5 4.7 0% .289 1.42 5.32 4.90 119 6.80 140.2 -2.2
2005 SEA MLB 32 30 190.7 8 15 0 212 62 93 28 98 10.0 2.9 1.3 4.4 0% .287 1.44 5.06 5.10 115 5.64 121.3 -0.3
2006 CIN 0 20 0 24.3 5 2 0 27 16 18 3 96 10.0 5.9 1.1 6.7 0% .329 1.77 5.20 4.44 111 6.04 123.0 -0.1
2006 PHI 0 46 0 53.0 1 5 0 59 17 25 10 99 10.0 2.9 1.7 4.2 0% .277 1.43 5.80 4.58 110 6.08 123.9 -0.2
2007 SLN MLB 69 0 80.0 4 4 1 70 11 44 8 101 7.9 1.2 0.9 5.0 0% .247 1.01 3.89 3.04 94 4.15 85.8 1.2
2008 SLN MLB 74 0 78.7 6 6 17 86 30 51 10 97 9.8 3.4 1.1 5.8 0% .302 1.47 4.71 3.55 104 5.54 118.1 -0.2
2009 SLN MLB 62 0 61.0 4 3 38 49 24 44 2 91 7.2 3.5 0.3 6.5 0% .263 1.20 3.26 1.92 91 4.02 86.1 0.8
2010 SLN MLB 59 0 65.0 6 2 27 57 10 42 7 89 7.9 1.4 1.0 5.8 0% .249 1.03 3.85 3.46 99 4.09 92.5 0.6
2011 SLN MLB 21 0 27.7 1 4 1 44 7 17 9 99 14.3 2.3 2.9 5.5 0% .354 1.84 6.85 8.46 105 4.97 115.5 -0.1
2006 TOT MLB 66 0 77.3 6 7 0 86 33 43 13 98 10.0 3.8 1.5 5.0 0% .000 1.54 5.61 4.54 110 6.07 123.6 -0.3
CareerMLB5321061201.06276841230353668173989.22.61.35.041%.2731.324.864.141115.32112.32.7

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-
1993 BLN A- NWN 15 14 74.0 5 3 0 72 27 55 2 8.8 3.3 0.2 6.7 0% .000 1.34 3.15 2.92 0 0.00 0.0
1994 WIS A MDW 18 18 118.0 9 6 0 105 23 102 6 8.0 1.8 0.5 7.8 0% .000 1.08 3.00 3.13 0 0.00 0.0
1994 RIV A+ CLF 8 8 61.7 4 2 0 61 8 35 5 8.9 1.2 0.7 5.1 0% .000 1.12 3.65 3.06 0 0.00 0.0
1994 CLG AAA PCL 1 1 5.7 0 0 0 9 1 2 2 14.2 1.6 3.2 3.2 0% .000 1.75 8.32 7.89 0 0.00 0.0
1995 PCY AA SOU 31 20 146.0 6 10 0 153 43 102 13 9.4 2.7 0.8 6.3 0% .000 1.34 3.90 4.32 0 0.00 0.0
1996 PCY AA SOU 28 27 182.0 6 12 0 186 37 127 23 9.2 1.8 1.1 6.3 0% .000 1.23 4.17 4.01 0 0.00 0.0
1997 MEM AA SOU 11 8 59.3 4 2 0 45 14 49 4 6.8 2.1 0.6 7.4 0% .247 0.99 3.48 3.04 0 0.00 0.0
1997 TAC AAA PCL 14 14 90.3 5 5 0 97 24 59 11 9.7 2.4 1.1 5.9 0% .303 1.34 5.21 4.19 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TAC AAA PCL 34 16 127.7 5 6 1 148 32 90 18 10.4 2.3 1.3 6.3 0% -.915 1.41 4.78 4.51 0 0.00 0.0
1999 SEA MLB AL 6 0 11.3 0 0 0 10 8 6 2 99 7.9 6.4 1.6 4.8 0% .235 1.59 6.81 4.76 113 6.13 119.2
1999 TAC AAA PCL 29 19 135.7 6 9 2 142 33 94 17 9.4 2.2 1.1 6.2 0% -.862 1.29 4.62 4.71 0 0.00 0.0
2000 TAC AAA PCL 31 22 164.0 11 5 0 147 35 142 28 8.1 1.9 1.5 7.8 0% -.578 1.11 4.72 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SEA MLB AL 38 0 78.3 5 1 0 76 24 60 13 97 8.7 2.8 1.5 6.9 0% .269 1.28 4.79 3.56 106 4.10 85.0
2001 TAC AAA PCL 1 0 3.7 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 4.9 0.0 0.0 7.3 0% -.667 0.54 1.92 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SEA MLB AL 41 12 118.7 7 5 0 117 22 65 14 95 8.9 1.7 1.1 4.9 0% .265 1.17 4.17 4.02 107 4.74 101.7
2002 EVE A- NWN 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6.7 0.0 0.0 3.3 0% .222 0.74 4.78 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SEA MLB AL 32 32 212.0 11 13 0 199 61 99 34 97 8.4 2.6 1.4 4.2 0% .245 1.23 5.23 3.57 121 5.27 110.4
2004 SEA MLB AL 32 32 200.3 4 16 0 224 61 104 33 102 10.1 2.7 1.5 4.7 0% .289 1.42 5.32 4.90 119 6.80 140.2
2005 SEA MLB AL 32 30 190.7 8 15 0 212 62 93 28 98 10.0 2.9 1.3 4.4 0% .287 1.44 5.06 5.10 115 5.64 121.3
2006 CIN MLB NL 20 0 24.3 5 2 0 27 16 18 3 96 10.0 5.9 1.1 6.7 0% .329 1.77 5.20 4.44 111 6.04 123.0
2006 PHI MLB NL 46 0 53.0 1 5 0 59 17 25 10 99 10.0 2.9 1.7 4.2 0% .277 1.43 5.80 4.58 110 6.08 123.9
2007 SLN MLB NL 69 0 80.0 4 4 1 70 11 44 8 101 7.9 1.2 0.9 5.0 0% .247 1.01 3.89 3.04 94 4.15 85.8
2008 SLN MLB NL 74 0 78.7 6 6 17 86 30 51 10 97 9.8 3.4 1.1 5.8 0% .302 1.47 4.71 3.55 104 5.54 118.1
2009 SLN MLB NL 62 0 61.0 4 3 38 49 24 44 2 91 7.2 3.5 0.3 6.5 0% .263 1.20 3.26 1.92 91 4.02 86.1
2010 SLN MLB NL 59 0 65.0 6 2 27 57 10 42 7 89 7.9 1.4 1.0 5.8 0% .249 1.03 3.85 3.46 99 4.09 92.5
2011 SLN MLB NL 21 0 27.7 1 4 1 44 7 17 9 99 14.3 2.3 2.9 5.5 0% .354 1.84 6.85 8.46 105 4.97 115.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1244 0.4767 0.4558 0.8272 0.6442 0.2842 0.9005 0.6757 0.1728
2009 957 0.4848 0.4545 0.8161 0.5733 0.3428 0.8759 0.7219 0.1839
2010 976 0.4877 0.4734 0.8355 0.6029 0.3500 0.8850 0.7543 0.1645
2011 476 0.5063 0.4895 0.8498 0.6680 0.3064 0.8820 0.7778 0.1502
Career36530.48560.46460.82950.61770.32000.88750.72210.1705

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
2010-08-28 2010-09-01 DTD 4 4 Neck Stiffness -
2010-06-20 2010-06-23 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness Sinus Infection -
2007-05-21 2007-05-26 DTD 5 4 General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2003-09-24 2003-09-24 DTD 0 0 Neck Stiffness -
2002-06-28 2002-07-15 15-DL 17 14 General Medical Illness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 SLN $3,250,000
2010 SLN $3,000,000
2009 SLN $2,500,000
2007 SLN $1,000,000
2006 PHI $2,600,000
2005 SEA $2,400,000
2004 SEA $1,700,000
2003 SEA $425,000
2002 SEA $250,000
2001 SEA $202,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$17,327,500
10 yrTotal$17,327,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 133 dJay Franklin,2 years/$6.5M (2010-11)

Details
  • 2 years/$6.5M (2010-11). Signed extension with St. Louis 9/1/09. 10:$3M, 11:$3.5M. Performance bonuses based on games finished.
  • 2 years/$5M (2008-09), plus 2010 club option. Signed extension with St. Louis 7/5/07. 08:$2.25M, 09:$2.5M, 10:$2.75M, $0.25M buyout. Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1M (2007). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/07. $1M performance bonus (up to 29 games started)
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2006). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/06. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Philadelphia 8/06 after being DFA 7/06.
  • 2 years/$4.3M (2004-05). $0.2M signing bonus. 04:$1.7M, 05:$2.4M. Non-tendered 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2003).

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do I value Addison Reed if I just started a dynasty rebuild? I know closers should be the first thing to go in a rebuild, but I can't help but believe he's relatively stable and likely to help me when I compete again in 2-3 years. Thanks
(JoeTinker from Chicago)
Here is a list of all closers who recorded 25 or more saves in 2010: Brian Wilson (48), Heath Bell (47), Rafael Soriano (45), Joakim Soria (43), Matt Capps (42), Neftali Feliz (40), Francisco Cordero (40), Carlos Marmol (38), Billy Wagner (37), Jonathan Papelbon (37), Kevin Gregg (37), Mariano Rivera (33), David Aardsma (31), Juan Oviedo (30), Bobby Jenks (27), Ryan Franklin (27), Brad Lidge (27), Jose Valverde (26), Francisco Rodriguez (25) and Andrew Bailey (25). (Bret Sayre)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Rumors are emerging from St. Louis media that Ryan Franklin may not be long for the Cardinals' roster. Got anything on that? If the rumors are wrong and they're intent on holding onto him, why? He's clearly cooked.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I think he's on the way out in St. Louis. (John Perrotto)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, The Mets have lost three road games in the last five days in their opponents' last at-bat, while K-Rod only got work in mop-up duty on Saturday in a 6-1 win. Manuel says he's not wavering from his belief in the "no closer in tie games on the road" mentality, but we're falling out of wild card race on the backs of Ollie Perez and Fernando Nieve. What did we do to deserve this?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
While last night, as an example, TLR let Ryan Franklin work the 9th and 10th on the road in a tie game. And hey presto, they won! Meanwhile, Carlos Marmol pitched only the 9th and gave way to the immortal Brian Schlitter (whose one-line comment in the 2009 BP Annual is one of my all-time faves), who worked two innings and took the loss. I hate, just hate, stuff like that.

What did you do to deserve this? You chose the wrong hometown team to root for, I guess (something I, too, am guilty of). (Ken Funck)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do with Ryan Franklin this year if you have him in a keeper league (and no reason not to keep him)? Try to trade him? Ride him? Cut him anyway?
(Aaron from YYZ)
Trade! Trade him! (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sure, but what is Ryan Franklin worth in trade in a dynasty league? A couple of curly fries?
(Aaron from YYZ)
Mmm...curly fries. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of the six divisions, is there a safer pick than the Cardinals winning the NL Central?
(Steve from St Louis)
I'm not even sure that one is so safe. PECOTA certainly isn't convinced, projecting them at 84 wins currently. I think they'll be lucky to get one full-time rotation spot out of Penny and Lohse, and I'm skeptical that Ryan Franklin is all that. I'd still call them the favorites, but I'm not going to hand out my Locks of the Week until later in the spring as I see how camps play out. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Same question as your first one here, but this time about the Cardinals. How should TLR manage the pen for the post season, now that Ryan Franklin is turning back into a pumpkin?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Stop asking my questions about the file September 24_09, open on my desktop and mocking me openly as I chat with you people! (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why are there 5 relievers on each All-Star team? Also, just like in the NBA we forever get All-Star Jamal Magloire, we now get All-Star Zach Duke and Ryan Franklin.
(Jon from DC)
I'd take more. What category of player is better prepared for an All-Star Game than a one-inning pitcher? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)I just traded Nelson Cruz and Scott Kazmir for Matt Wieters and Ryan Franklin in a keeper league. Bad move?
(bam022 from Chicago)
It's Cruz for Wieters and a shot at some saves. I'd have done it, and I think Cruz is for real. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a decent chance Ryan Franklin stays Cardinals closer the whole year? If not him, is Chris Perez and not Motte the likely top candidate?
(Rob from Dallas, TX)
I rank the Cards' relievers Perez, McClellan, Motte, Kinney, Franklin. I don't know that any of them will hold the closer's job long enough to be fantasy-viable. Franklin looks like last year's George Sherrill to me. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, what's your take on the closer situations in St. Lou and Seattle? How much is the flux costing each team?
(murphy654321 from Waltham)
Well, I can certainly see how TLR's fidgeting might quickly destroy Motte's confidence. He seems bent on having Ryan Franklin as his closer, and as somebody who's rooting for the Brewers in that division, I welcome that move.

As for Seattle, it seems quite likely Morrow didn't get enough innings in Arizona to be ready for the season. I know he wants to be the mariners' closer instead of a starter, but that doesn't mean he should be before he's physically ready. (Jay Jaffe)


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