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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
22 798 784.7 48 45 33 3.41 15.5
Birth Date11-17-1966
Height6' 8"
Weight225 lbs
Age51 years, 7 months, 29 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1992 SEA MLB 66 0 81.0 1 7 6 71 44 46 7 .261 102 7.9 4.9 0.8 5.1 47% .257 .262 1.42 4.62 3.44 113 4.56 110.4 0.2
1993 SEA MLB 71 0 60.0 5 3 1 57 34 61 5 .262 100 8.6 5.1 0.8 9.2 57% .323 .267 1.52 4.14 4.35 85 3.38 72.9 1.3
1994 SEA MLB 28 0 42.3 0 0 0 35 20 44 3 .270 101 7.4 4.3 0.6 9.4 48% .291 .251 1.30 4.02 2.76 88 3.46 69.8 1.0
1995 SEA MLB 62 0 78.7 7 3 2 58 27 96 4 .264 102 6.6 3.1 0.5 11.0 51% .292 .212 1.08 2.61 2.17 58 2.21 45.2 2.7
1996 NYA MLB 73 0 74.3 4 4 2 75 36 91 6 .270 101 9.1 4.4 0.7 11.0 49% .358 .249 1.49 3.38 4.36 75 2.76 54.6 2.2
1997 NYA MLB 77 0 78.7 3 7 2 53 37 81 7 .265 96 6.1 4.2 0.8 9.3 52% .232 .219 1.14 3.80 2.86 82 2.63 54.7 2.3
1998 NYA MLB 45 0 40.3 5 3 3 44 22 35 1 .266 96 9.8 4.9 0.2 7.8 44% .341 .278 1.64 4.04 3.79 105 4.26 88.2 0.5
1999 NYA MLB 39 0 30.3 2 1 1 27 22 35 2 .264 98 8.0 6.5 0.6 10.4 54% .325 .255 1.62 4.21 4.15 93 3.97 77.1 0.5
2000 NYA MLB 73 0 69.7 8 4 0 44 45 71 2 .264 92 5.7 5.8 0.3 9.2 47% .239 .215 1.28 3.58 2.45 94 3.61 69.5 1.5
2001 SEA MLB 69 0 65.3 4 3 4 30 44 88 3 .255 95 4.1 6.1 0.4 12.1 48% .205 .197 1.13 3.29 2.76 87 3.59 74.3 1.3
2002 SEA MLB 41 0 45.7 3 2 2 36 27 55 4 .263 94 7.1 5.3 0.8 10.8 28% .291 .256 1.38 3.75 3.94 85 3.64 78.0 0.9
2003 NYA 0 24 0 17.7 1 0 1 17 10 21 1 .266 99 8.7 5.1 0.5 10.7 38% .340 .268 1.53 3.48 4.58 76 3.01 63.0 0.5
2003 SEA 0 46 0 37.7 3 2 7 34 14 47 3 .252 96 8.1 3.3 0.7 11.2 41% .333 .248 1.27 2.90 3.35 77 3.39 71.0 0.8
2004 TEX MLB 29 0 23.7 1 2 1 17 19 22 3 .258 110 6.5 7.2 1.1 8.4 48% .237 .234 1.52 5.35 5.32 112 5.99 123.6 -0.1
2005 SEA MLB 49 0 36.7 1 3 1 32 22 34 3 .261 95 7.9 5.4 0.7 8.3 38% .282 .265 1.47 4.38 3.93 104 5.69 122.5 -0.1
2006 CHA MLB 6 0 2.7 0 1 0 3 5 2 1 .274 111 10.1 16.9 3.4 6.8 0% .286 .370 3.00 12.18 3.38 113 7.74 157.7 -0.1
2003 TOT MLB 70 0 55.3 4 2 8 51 24 68 4 .257 97 8.3 3.9 0.7 11.1 40% .336 .255 1.36 3.09 3.74 76 3.27 68.5 1.3
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
1984 GRF Rk 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 .000 38.6 38.6 12.9 12.9 0% .000 .000 8.57 33.04 51.43 0 0.00 0.0
1986 BAK A+ 24 11 71.3 0 7 0 79 84 37 9 .000 10.0 10.6 1.1 4.7 0% .000 .000 2.29 7.45 6.69 0 0.00 0.0
1986 GRF Rk 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 .000 22.5 13.5 0.0 4.5 0% .000 .000 4.00 7.27 13.50 0 0.00 0.0
1987 SLN A+ 17 16 80.0 3 7 0 80 71 43 2 .000 9.0 8.0 0.2 4.8 0% .000 .000 1.89 5.08 5.74 0 0.00 0.0
1988 SBR A+ 27 27 149.3 8 9 0 163 91 94 9 .000 9.8 5.5 0.5 5.7 0% .000 .000 1.70 4.44 5.55 0 0.00 0.0
1989 WPT AA 15 15 92.3 7 5 0 72 53 61 2 .000 7.0 5.2 0.2 5.9 0% .000 .000 1.35 3.46 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
1990 PEN A+ 18 7 60.0 2 2 6 47 25 49 5 .000 7.0 3.8 0.8 7.3 0% .000 .000 1.20 3.95 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
1990 WPT AA 10 10 43.3 1 4 0 65 18 14 2 .000 13.5 3.7 0.4 2.9 0% .000 .000 1.92 4.06 6.44 0 0.00 0.0
1991 JAX AA 21 0 28.3 4 0 12 23 9 34 0 .000 7.3 2.9 0.0 10.8 0% .000 .000 1.13 1.50 1.27 0 0.00 0.0
1991 CLG AAA 28 0 32.3 3 4 7 39 15 26 1 .000 10.9 4.2 0.3 7.2 0% .000 .000 1.67 3.71 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
1992 SEA MLB 66 0 81.0 1 7 6 71 44 46 7 .261 102 7.9 4.9 0.8 5.1 47% .257 .262 1.42 4.62 3.44 113 4.56 110.4
1992 CLG AAA 2 0 3.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 0.27 4.31 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1993 SEA MLB 71 0 60.0 5 3 1 57 34 61 5 .262 100 8.6 5.1 0.8 9.2 57% .323 .267 1.52 4.14 4.35 85 3.38 72.9
1993 CLG AAA 5 0 7.7 1 0 1 6 2 6 0 .000 7.0 2.3 0.0 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.04 3.24 1.17 0 0.00 0.0
1994 SEA MLB 28 0 42.3 0 0 0 35 20 44 3 .270 101 7.4 4.3 0.6 9.4 48% .291 .251 1.30 4.02 2.76 88 3.46 69.8
1994 CLG AAA 18 0 25.3 1 4 8 21 7 30 1 .000 7.5 2.5 0.4 10.7 0% .000 .000 1.11 2.91 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 62 0 78.7 7 3 2 58 27 96 4 .264 102 6.6 3.1 0.5 11.0 51% .292 .212 1.08 2.61 2.17 58 2.21 45.2
1996 NYA MLB 73 0 74.3 4 4 2 75 36 91 6 .270 101 9.1 4.4 0.7 11.0 49% .358 .249 1.49 3.38 4.36 75 2.76 54.6
1997 NYA MLB 77 0 78.7 3 7 2 53 37 81 7 .265 96 6.1 4.2 0.8 9.3 52% .232 .219 1.14 3.80 2.86 82 2.63 54.7
1998 NYA MLB 45 0 40.3 5 3 3 44 22 35 1 .266 96 9.8 4.9 0.2 7.8 44% .341 .278 1.64 4.04 3.79 105 4.26 88.2
1998 TAM A+ 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 0% -.200 .000 1.00 0.95 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 39 0 30.3 2 1 1 27 22 35 2 .264 98 8.0 6.5 0.6 10.4 54% .325 .255 1.62 4.21 4.15 93 3.97 77.1
1999 TAM A+ 3 3 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 .000 3.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 0% -.143 .000 1.00 2.09 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 73 0 69.7 8 4 0 44 45 71 2 .264 92 5.7 5.8 0.3 9.2 47% .239 .215 1.28 3.58 2.45 94 3.61 69.5
2001 SEA MLB 69 0 65.3 4 3 4 30 44 88 3 .255 95 4.1 6.1 0.4 12.1 48% .205 .197 1.13 3.29 2.76 87 3.59 74.3
2002 SEA MLB 41 0 45.7 3 2 2 36 27 55 4 .263 94 7.1 5.3 0.8 10.8 28% .291 .256 1.38 3.75 3.94 85 3.64 78.0
2002 EVE A- 1 1 1.3 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 .000 6.9 0.0 0.0 27.7 0% 1.000 .000 0.77 -2.86 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 24 0 17.7 1 0 1 17 10 21 1 .266 99 8.7 5.1 0.5 10.7 38% .340 .268 1.53 3.48 4.58 76 3.01 63.0
2003 SEA MLB 46 0 37.7 3 2 7 34 14 47 3 .252 96 8.1 3.3 0.7 11.2 41% .333 .248 1.27 2.90 3.35 77 3.39 71.0
2004 TEX MLB 29 0 23.7 1 2 1 17 19 22 3 .258 110 6.5 7.2 1.1 8.4 48% .237 .234 1.52 5.35 5.32 112 5.99 123.6
2004 FRI AA 3 3 3.7 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 .000 4.9 2.4 0.0 7.3 0% .200 .000 0.81 3.41 2.43 0 0.00 0.0
2004 OKL AAA 2 2 1.7 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 .000 15.9 0.0 0.0 15.9 0% .600 .000 1.76 -0.02 15.88 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 49 0 36.7 1 3 1 32 22 34 3 .261 95 7.9 5.4 0.7 8.3 38% .282 .265 1.47 4.38 3.93 104 5.69 122.5
2006 CHA MLB 6 0 2.7 0 1 0 3 5 2 1 .274 111 10.1 16.9 3.4 6.8 0% .286 .370 3.00 12.18 3.38 113 7.74 157.7
2006 CHR AAA 4 0 5.2 1 0 0 4 4 7 0 .253 98 6.9 6.9 0.0 12.1 36% .364 .205 1.54 3.27 0.00 95 2.93 92.6

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

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
2006-06-03 2006-10-02 60-DL 121 108 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2006-06-15
2004-08-01 2004-09-01 15-DL 31 28 Right Elbow Inflammation Medial Flexor Mass Tendinitis -
2004-05-13 2004-07-26 60-DL 74 63 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-05-14
2002-05-06 2002-06-29 15-DL 54 48 Right Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips -
1999-06-03 1999-08-11 15-DL 69 61 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Scar Tissue 1999-06-08 -
1999-05-03 1999-05-23 15-DL 20 18 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-07-06 1998-07-06 On-Alr 0 0 Right Dislocation and Fracture Pinky Toe - -
1998-06-25 1998-09-04 60-DL 71 66 - Low Back Pinched Nerve and Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SEA $400,000
2004 TEX $1,500,000
2003 SEA, NYA $2,650,000
2002 SEA $3,333,333
2001 SEA $3,333,333
2000 NYA $1,916,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$13,133,333
6 yrTotal$13,133,333

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 135 dRon Shapiro1 yr/$0.8M (06)

Details
  • contract purchased 5/06 signed as a free agent from STL 5/06 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/06 signed as a free agent from SEA 1/06, 1 year/$0.8M (06) (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 4/05 signed as a free agent from TX 1/05, 1 year/$0.4M (05) (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from NYY 1/04, 1 year/$1.5M (04)+$0.3M bonuses
  • acquired in trade from SEA 8/03
  • 3 year/$10.65M (01-03), $4M signing bonus pd over 3 years
  • 01:$2M, 02:$2M, 03:$2.65M

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it something other than Jeff Nelson withdrawal that makes Yankee fans/front office think that the 8th inning is way more valuable than innings 1-6?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
A bullpen usage question. Calling Joe Sheehan. Come in, Joe Sheehan... (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourVictorino on the road this year, .272/.316/.405.

Torre is just awful when he has to think about how to use his bullpen. Every single time. If the path isn't as clear as Mike Stanton to Jeff Nelson to Mariano Rivera he gets lost. (Steven Goldman)