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Portrait of Gil Meche

Gil Meche P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 258 1432.3 84 83 0 4.49 10.6
Birth Date9-8-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
Age41 years, 0 months, 7 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
1999 SEA MLB 16 15 85.7 8 4 0 73 57 47 9 98 7.7 6.0 0.9 4.9 0% .246 1.52 5.52 4.73 127 8.10 157.5 -1.6
2000 SEA MLB 15 15 85.7 4 4 0 75 40 60 7 83 7.9 4.2 0.7 6.3 0% .267 1.34 4.31 3.78 107 5.39 103.8 0.9
2003 SEA MLB 32 32 186.3 15 13 0 187 63 130 30 98 9.0 3.0 1.4 6.3 0% .281 1.34 4.85 4.59 110 4.72 98.9 2.1
2004 SEA MLB 23 23 127.7 7 7 0 139 47 99 21 101 9.8 3.3 1.5 7.0 0% .300 1.46 4.96 5.01 109 5.57 114.9 0.3
2005 SEA MLB 29 26 143.3 10 8 0 153 72 83 18 96 9.6 4.5 1.1 5.2 0% .292 1.57 5.06 5.09 119 6.22 133.9 -1.1
2006 SEA MLB 32 32 186.7 11 8 0 183 84 156 24 102 8.8 4.1 1.2 7.5 0% .295 1.43 4.66 4.48 99 4.86 99.1 1.9
2007 KCA MLB 34 34 216.0 9 13 0 218 62 156 22 103 9.1 2.6 0.9 6.5 0% .296 1.30 4.08 3.67 91 3.97 82.2 4.1
2008 KCA MLB 34 34 210.3 14 11 0 204 73 183 19 102 8.7 3.1 0.8 7.8 0% .303 1.32 3.63 3.98 92 3.90 83.2 3.8
2009 KCA MLB 23 23 129.0 6 10 0 144 58 95 17 105 10.0 4.0 1.2 6.6 0% .311 1.57 4.79 5.09 98 4.66 100.0 1.3
2010 KCA MLB 20 9 61.7 0 5 0 65 38 41 9 114 9.5 5.5 1.3 6.0 0% .293 1.67 5.56 5.69 122 6.73 152.0 -1.1
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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-
1997 WIS A MDW 2 2 12.0 0 2 0 12 4 14 1 9.0 3.0 0.8 10.5 0% .355 1.33 3.45 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
1997 EVE A- NWN 12 12 74.7 3 4 0 75 24 62 7 9.0 2.9 0.8 7.5 0% .309 1.33 4.64 3.98 0 0.00 0.0
1998 WIS A MDW 26 26 149.0 8 7 0 136 63 168 9 8.2 3.8 0.5 10.1 0% -.529 1.34 3.34 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
1999 SEA MLB AL 16 15 85.7 8 4 0 73 57 47 9 98 7.7 6.0 0.9 4.9 0% .246 1.52 5.52 4.73 127 8.10 157.5
1999 NHV AA EAS 10 10 59.0 3 4 0 51 26 56 3 7.8 4.0 0.5 8.5 0% -.565 1.31 3.35 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TAC AAA PCL 6 6 31.0 2 2 0 31 13 24 3 9.0 3.8 0.9 7.0 0% -.700 1.42 4.59 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2000 SEA MLB AL 15 15 85.7 4 4 0 75 40 60 7 83 7.9 4.2 0.7 6.3 0% .267 1.34 4.31 3.78 107 5.39 103.8
2000 WIS A MDW 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 1.8 3.6 0.0 10.8 0% -.125 0.60 2.08 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 EVE A- NWN 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 3.00 3.62 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 TAC AAA PCL 3 3 14.0 1 1 0 10 10 15 1 6.4 6.4 0.6 9.6 0% -.346 1.43 4.51 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SAN AA TXS 25 13 65.0 4 6 0 68 32 56 8 9.4 4.4 1.1 7.8 0% .316 1.54 4.60 6.51 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SEA MLB AL 32 32 186.3 15 13 0 187 63 130 30 98 9.0 3.0 1.4 6.3 0% .281 1.34 4.85 4.59 110 4.72 98.9
2004 SEA MLB AL 23 23 127.7 7 7 0 139 47 99 21 101 9.8 3.3 1.5 7.0 0% .300 1.46 4.96 5.01 109 5.57 114.9
2004 TAC AAA PCL 10 10 57.0 1 3 0 55 27 45 8 8.7 4.3 1.3 7.1 0% .275 1.44 5.22 5.05 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SEA MLB AL 29 26 143.3 10 8 0 153 72 83 18 96 9.6 4.5 1.1 5.2 0% .292 1.57 5.06 5.09 119 6.22 133.9
2006 SEA MLB AL 32 32 186.7 11 8 0 183 84 156 24 102 8.8 4.1 1.2 7.5 0% .295 1.43 4.66 4.48 99 4.86 99.1
2007 KCA MLB AL 34 34 216.0 9 13 0 218 62 156 22 103 9.1 2.6 0.9 6.5 0% .296 1.30 4.08 3.67 91 3.97 82.2
2008 KCA MLB AL 34 34 210.3 14 11 0 204 73 183 19 102 8.7 3.1 0.8 7.8 0% .303 1.32 3.63 3.98 92 3.90 83.2
2009 KCA MLB AL 23 23 129.0 6 10 0 144 58 95 17 105 10.0 4.0 1.2 6.6 0% .311 1.57 4.79 5.09 98 4.66 100.0
2009 OMA AAA PCL 2 2 8.7 1 1 0 3 7 4 0 79 3.1 7.2 0.0 4.1 0% .136 1.15 4.94 3.10 130 4.27 89.7
2010 KCA MLB AL 20 9 61.7 0 5 0 65 38 41 9 114 9.5 5.5 1.3 6.0 0% .293 1.67 5.56 5.69 122 6.73 152.0
2010 NWA AA TXS 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 82 4.5 6.8 0.0 6.8 0% .200 1.25 3.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 OMA AAA PCL 4 1 8.7 0 1 0 10 4 6 1 91 10.3 4.1 1.0 6.2 0% .321 1.61 5.07 8.28 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 3510 0.5117 0.4570 0.7799 0.6420 0.2631 0.8491 0.6031 0.2201
2009 2232 0.4942 0.4261 0.8107 0.6129 0.2436 0.8462 0.7236 0.1893
2010 1094 0.4835 0.4296 0.8468 0.6087 0.2619 0.9037 0.7230 0.1532
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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
2010-07-09 2010-07-09 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2010-05-26 2010-09-01 60-DL 98 86 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis -
2010-03-26 2010-04-11 15-DL 16 5 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2009-08-30 2009-10-05 DTD 36 33 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-07-12 2009-08-13 15-DL 32 26 Low Back Strain -
2009-06-26 2009-06-26 DTD 0 0 Right Arm Fatigue -
2009-04-28 2009-04-28 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2009-03-02 2009-03-06 Camp 4 0 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-11 2008-04-11 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-08-17 2006-08-26 DTD 9 8 Right Forearm Soreness -
2006-03-06 2006-03-13 Camp 7 0 Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2005-08-20 2005-09-16 15-DL 27 25 Right Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2005-07-28 2005-07-28 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2005-04-28 2005-04-28 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2001-10-03 2001-10-03 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery AC Joint 2001-10-03
2001-04-01 2001-10-22 60-DL 204 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Frayed Labrum 2001-02-05
2000-07-31 2000-10-18 60-DL 79 58 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2000-05-29 2000-06-13 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 KCA $12,400,000
2009 KCA $11,400,000
2008 KCA $11,400,000
2007 KCA $7,400,000
2006 SEA $3,700,000
2005 SEA $2,535,000
2004 SEA $1,950,000
2003 SEA $325,000
2001 SEA $275,000
2000 SEA $252,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$51,637,500
10 yrTotal$51,637,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 29 dCasey Close, Greg Landry5 years/$55M (2007-11)

Details
  • 5 years/$55M (2007-11). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/06. $2M signing bonus. 07:$7M, 08:$11M, 09:$11M, 10:$12M, 11:$12M. No-trade protection. Award bonuses. Retired 1/11, forfeiting salary in final year of contract.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2006). Re-signed by Seattle 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$3.35M). $0.225M bonuses ($25,000 for 190 innings pitched, $50,000 for 200 innings pitched, $75,000 each 210, 220 innings pitched).
  • 1 year/$3.525M (2005). Re-signed by Seattle 1/05 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2004). Re-signed by Seattle 1/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2003). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/03.
  • Drafted by Seattle 1996 (1-22) (Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La.).

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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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)1st manager sacked? Who ya got?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
I don't know, but is there a way we can fire Trey Hillman again? Gil Meche just announced his retirement, an event that came about with more than a little help from Hillman falling asleep at the wheel in Kansas City and effectively destroying what remained of Meche's shoulder. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given their recent history with getting position players across the gulf from "prospect potential" to actual "big league performance", and given the bus loads of fine prospects they've been amassing recently, should they be making some changes in their minor league operations to try to get the best results from these kids? They've had some fine youngsters just not realize the potential implied by their MLEs. Beltran was a long time ago...
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Given the Beltran shout out at the end I was able to deduce that by "they" you mean the Royals. And yes, the Royals should be playing their young players. Nobody goes to their games even with "superstars" like Jose Guillen and Gil Meche, so go ahead and win 66 games with the young guys, let them begin to develop at the MLB level, and see what happens. I don't think it's as much their MiLB operations as it is the way the MLB team operates. Don't sign Francoeur when you have Mitch Maier. Don't look at a third baseman if you have Moustakas. Don't screw with Alex Gordon when he deserves an MLB roster spot, etc. (Eric Seidman)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's killing us Mets fans watching Jerry make horrible strategic decisions every day (re: bullpen usage, lineups, bunting, etc.) and directly losing games as a result. Can you think of a manager ever having been fired for incompetence in in-game managing, as opposed to general incompetence (i.e. team is losing too much)?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
Ned Yost's summary execution in September 2008 -- over the mess he made out of the improper usage of LOOGY Brian Shouse -- comes to mind, as does the mess Trey Hillman made out of Gil Meche's start over the weekend. I linked both of those in today's Hit List bit on the Royals. Sleep tight, Dayton Moore. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Royals Fever! Catch it! I loved your old work on them. So I keep hearing how their ownership is smarter. So exactly how smart is a team that thinks Jason Kendall and Yuniesky Betancourt help form a strong middle core? And Gil Meche was worth signing to a huge long-term deal......
(dangor from New York)
Royals fan in NYC. They're everywhere. Obviously, they're misguided in their thinking on those players, though not so much Meche. The brass there just values the wrong things, in my opinion. Latest example is Luis Mendoza, who was picked up two days before the end of spring training and four days later was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the eighth. Yeah, he's got a 94 mph sinker. He also doesn't have a track record of, you know, retiring batters.

You'll never catch me calling the Royals dumb because I know Dayton Moore and like the man and he's always been very good to me. I also know that he's not dumb. I just don't agree with the way he evaluates big-league talent. I have hope that he'll redeem himself when some of his pitching prospects hit Kansas City. (Bradford Doolittle)
2010-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)do you trade Gil Meche for future usable parts if you were a smart GM? how about if you were KC's current GM?
(KC from KC)
Zing!!! I have a better question. Where exactly is the line of people just dying to trade for Gil Meche? If someone wants him and will give something useful, then yes trade him. Maybe someone will panic at the trading deadline. Maybe Miley Cyrus will answer my e-mails. (Russell A. Carleton)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard anything on how Gil Meche is recovering from being ridden like a rented mule?? Have the Royals upgraded their medical staff with the recent changes??
(kcboomer from KC)
He's signed for how many more years in KC? 2? I don't know, it's not like the Royals are contending. I'd deal him the second he looked healthy. And yes, the Royals made a massive upgrade with their staff. (Will Carroll)
2009-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the future holds for AJ Burnett in terms of health? Is he a former-injury prone pitcher like Gil Meche or is he a big time injury risk going forward?
(Zack from dc)
You'll always have to sweat his arm, as he's rarely been able to string together 65 starts without a DL trip. I would say that the Yankees will get something like 100-110 starts from him over the course of the contract. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, what's your take on Edwin Jackson's start to the season? I realize it's only three starts, but it looks like he's cut down on his walk rate. Do you think he can maintain this control as the season goes on?
(Maurice from Brooklyn)
I do. He was just so young when the DOdgers called him up, and then he got traded to the AL East...the talent is there, and the Rays did a very good job with him last year. I don't know that the Tigers are the best place to continue developing, but I think the steps forward we've seen are real, and he'll be a midrotation guy for a while. There's not a star upside, but if you can picture...maybe Gil Meche? Bronson Arroyo? That kind of guy. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)The surge was the equivalent of the Royals signing Gil Meche - it might net a few extra wins in the short-term but it's not going to fetch a WS. Go big or go home.
(ndubby from sfo)
I love this. Baseball is great for making all kinds of real-world analogies. I recall that the continuation of that FDR comment I quoted earlier, the one about experimentation, was, "I don't expect to make a hit every time at bat, but you have to try..."

Oh, Matt of Ontario, if you want me to follow up on your point, feel free to email me and I'll get back to you. (Steven Goldman)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)re: "sad panda" .... is that a South Park reference? :-) OK ... I need to dump Gil Meche, do I pick up John Danks or Jair Jurrjens? Kyle Lohse isn't for real is he?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Pick up Danks and Jurrjens. Extended exposure to Lohse can severely damage your judgment, even if I was forced to grab him during the playoffs last year. That's a dark time in my life I'd rather not discuss. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last off-season, we saw some $ thrown around, reflective of the enormous current revenues for MLB (i.e., Gil Meche rolling around on a pile of $100 bills). This off-season, you have guys like Shannon Stewart, Lohse, etc., practically begging for work. Was this an industry learning more? Or was it just a lack of "name" players?
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
I think more the former than the latter. Take it from experience: you don't have to be a "VORPie" to share a mindset with one about player value. (Christina Kahrl)


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