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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 257 1350.7 81 89 0 4.82 4.2
Birth Date12-14-1975
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age43 years, 10 months, 4 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
2000 SDN MLB 6 6 24.7 0 3 0 40 13 17 5 99 14.6 4.7 1.8 6.2 0% .412 2.15 5.89 8.76 102 5.91 113.8 0.1
2002 BAL MLB 33 28 196.7 15 9 0 172 62 136 23 97 7.9 2.8 1.1 6.2 0% .256 1.19 4.21 3.57 103 4.13 88.6 3.2
2003 BAL MLB 26 26 147.0 7 10 0 188 43 103 24 97 11.5 2.6 1.5 6.3 0% .340 1.57 4.89 5.82 106 5.79 121.3 -0.1
2004 BAL MLB 37 23 170.7 14 9 0 164 54 121 21 106 8.6 2.8 1.1 6.4 0% .277 1.28 4.32 3.59 98 4.65 95.9 2.1
2005 BAL MLB 35 35 209.3 15 12 0 232 63 118 28 101 10.0 2.7 1.2 5.1 0% .291 1.41 4.66 4.90 110 5.62 121.0 -0.3
2006 BAL MLB 36 29 189.0 9 18 0 234 59 136 32 109 11.1 2.8 1.5 6.5 0% .328 1.55 4.94 5.90 102 5.09 103.6 1.5
2007 COL MLB 14 14 79.3 5 4 0 83 21 43 11 112 9.4 2.4 1.2 4.9 0% .279 1.31 4.68 4.42 103 5.05 104.4 0.6
2009 PHI MLB 7 5 30.0 3 1 0 42 11 19 3 96 12.6 3.3 0.9 5.7 0% .375 1.77 4.18 5.70 112 5.96 127.9 -0.1
2010 ARI MLB 33 33 200.0 7 16 0 227 56 116 37 96 10.2 2.5 1.7 5.2 0% .287 1.42 5.23 5.00 119 6.02 135.9 -1.7
2011 CHN MLB 26 16 97.7 6 6 0 116 29 54 18 100 10.7 2.7 1.7 5.0 0% .302 1.48 5.32 4.42 118 5.92 137.7 -1.0
2012 CHN MLB 4 0 6.3 0 1 0 8 5 2 0 95 11.4 7.1 0.0 2.8 0% .308 2.05 5.34 5.68 110 5.54 126.9 -0.1
CareerMLB2572151350.781890150641686520210110.02.81.35.844%.2991.424.764.821075.28113.24.2

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 IDA Rk PIO 15 14 71.0 4 4 1 76 34 72 3 9.6 4.3 0.4 9.1 0% .000 1.55 4.63 5.70 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CLN A MDW 37 14 121.7 6 8 9 103 42 123 6 7.6 3.1 0.4 9.1 0% .290 1.19 3.18 3.18 0 0.00 0.0
1998 MOB AA SOU 4 4 25.7 3 0 0 21 4 20 1 7.4 1.4 0.4 7.0 0% -.800 0.97 2.89 1.40 0 0.00 0.0
1999 MOB AA SOU 28 28 169.3 10 8 0 187 58 138 14 9.9 3.1 0.7 7.3 0% -.812 1.45 3.86 4.41 0 0.00 0.0
2000 SDN MLB NL 6 6 24.7 0 3 0 40 13 17 5 99 14.6 4.7 1.8 6.2 0% .412 2.15 5.89 8.76 102 5.91 113.8
2000 LVG AAA PCL 20 20 109.3 8 7 0 123 45 100 9 10.1 3.7 0.7 8.2 0% -.735 1.54 4.08 4.69 0 0.00 0.0
2001 LEL A+ CLF 9 0 13.0 0 1 0 15 4 9 1 10.4 2.8 0.7 6.2 0% -1.000 1.46 4.29 0.69 0 0.00 0.0
2001 POR AAA PCL 11 8 52.3 2 2 0 45 15 37 7 7.7 2.6 1.2 6.4 0% -.644 1.15 4.73 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Cul Wnt MPL 14 14 86.7 10 2 0 67 31 69 4 7.0 3.2 0.4 7.2 0% -.606 1.13 2.63 2.49 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BAL MLB AL 33 28 196.7 15 9 0 172 62 136 23 97 7.9 2.8 1.1 6.2 0% .256 1.19 4.21 3.57 103 4.13 88.6
2003 BAL MLB AL 26 26 147.0 7 10 0 188 43 103 24 97 11.5 2.6 1.5 6.3 0% .340 1.57 4.89 5.82 106 5.79 121.3
2003 BOW AA EAS 1 1 6.3 1 0 0 3 0 13 0 4.3 0.0 0.0 18.6 0% .375 0.48 -0.86 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 Cul Wnt MPL 8 8 40.3 1 5 0 47 23 31 6 10.5 5.1 1.3 6.9 0% -.683 1.74 4.67 4.69 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BAL MLB AL 37 23 170.7 14 9 0 164 54 121 21 106 8.6 2.8 1.1 6.4 0% .277 1.28 4.32 3.59 98 4.65 95.9
2005 BAL MLB AL 35 35 209.3 15 12 0 232 63 118 28 101 10.0 2.7 1.2 5.1 0% .291 1.41 4.66 4.90 110 5.62 121.0
2006 BAL MLB AL 36 29 189.0 9 18 0 234 59 136 32 109 11.1 2.8 1.5 6.5 0% .328 1.55 4.94 5.90 102 5.09 103.6
2006 MEX wor CS 2 2 7.1 0 2 0 6 1 4 2 7.6 1.3 2.5 5.1 0% .190 0.99 5.01 3.80 0 0.00 0.0
2007 COL MLB NL 14 14 79.3 5 4 0 83 21 43 11 112 9.4 2.4 1.2 4.9 0% .279 1.31 4.68 4.42 103 5.05 104.4
2007 CSP AAA PCL 2 2 11.3 1 0 0 4 3 4 0 110 3.2 2.4 0.0 3.2 0% .121 0.62 3.62 2.39 104 2.09 42.8
2008 ROM A SAL 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 8 2 1 2 98 36.0 9.0 9.0 4.5 0% .545 5.00 18.55 40.50 149 11.58 236.9
2008 BRA Rk GCL 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 100 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .286 0.67 0.87 0.00 73 3.01 61.6
2009 PHI MLB NL 7 5 30.0 3 1 0 42 11 19 3 96 12.6 3.3 0.9 5.7 0% .375 1.77 4.18 5.70 112 5.96 127.9
2009 LEH AAA INT 18 18 100.3 7 5 0 122 14 71 9 104 10.9 1.3 0.8 6.4 0% .341 1.36 3.38 4.31 91 5.00 105.1
2010 ARI MLB NL 33 33 200.0 7 16 0 227 56 116 37 96 10.2 2.5 1.7 5.2 0% .287 1.42 5.23 5.00 119 6.02 135.9
2011 CHN MLB NL 26 16 97.7 6 6 0 116 29 54 18 100 10.7 2.7 1.7 5.0 0% .302 1.48 5.32 4.42 118 5.92 137.7
2011 GWN AAA INT 9 9 59.0 6 1 0 59 14 44 2 94 9.0 2.1 0.3 6.7 0% .310 1.24 2.99 2.59 85 3.84 78.5
2011 CUL Wnt LMP 5 5 23.3 1 2 0 25 4 20 6 9.6 1.5 2.3 7.7 0% .288 1.24 4.91 5.01 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CHN MLB NL 4 0 6.3 0 1 0 8 5 2 0 95 11.4 7.1 0.0 2.8 0% .308 2.05 5.34 5.68 110 5.54 126.9
2012 IOW AAA PCL 18 15 73.3 2 5 0 84 26 55 8 89 10.3 3.2 1.0 6.8 0% .328 1.50 4.68 5.28 100 5.18 107.9
2012 CUL Wnt LMP 7 6 38.3 5 1 0 18 5 17 2 4.2 1.2 0.5 4.0 0% .143 0.60 3.26 0.94 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MEX int WBC 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 12.0 3.0 0.0 12.0 0% .500 1.67 2.96 6.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 484 0.5806 0.4669 0.8540 0.6335 0.2365 0.8820 0.7500 0.1460
2010 3074 0.5416 0.4528 0.8779 0.6042 0.2740 0.9205 0.7668 0.1221
2011 1540 0.5019 0.4578 0.8511 0.6016 0.3129 0.9054 0.7458 0.1489
2012 103 0.5243 0.3398 0.8571 0.5000 0.1633 0.9259 0.6250 0.1429
Career52010.53310.45340.86730.60410.27980.91260.75620.1327

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
2009-07-09 2009-07-20 DTD 11 7 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-04-13 2009-04-28 Minors 15 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2007-07-27 2007-10-29 60-DL 94 61 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John and Common Flexor Tendon 2007-08-23
2007-04-19 2007-05-29 15-DL 40 36 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2007-04-11 2007-04-18 DTD 7 6 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2006-09-18 2006-09-20 DTD 2 2 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2003-05-02 2003-06-15 15-DL 44 39 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2003-04-13 2003-04-13 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Tear Middle Fingernail -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 ARI $650,000
2007 COL $4,325,000
2006 BAL $3,750,000
2005 BAL $2,375,000
2004 BAL $365,000
2003 BAL $325,000
2002 BAL $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$11,990,000
10 yrTotal$11,990,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 46 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/12/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 3/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/7/12. DFA by Chicago Cubs 4/23/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/31/11 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 5/26/11.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 4/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/5/09 (minor-league contract). $0.65M in majors. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 5, 10, 15, 20 starts. $25,000 each for 10, 20, 30, 40 relief appearances. Award bonuses. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/3/09. Released by Philadelphia 9/9/09
  • 1 year (2008), plus 2009 club option. Signed as a free agent 8/22/08 (minor-league contract). Released 11/08.
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2007). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Baltimore 1/07. Signed by Colorado 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $75,000 for 190 IP, $0.125M for 200 IP, $0.1M for 210 IP
  • 1 year/$3.75M (2006). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/06 (lost arbitration, $4.5M-$3.75M)
  • 1 year/$2.375M (2005). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/05 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses based on innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$0.365M (2004). Renewed by Baltimore 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2003). Renewed by Baltimore 3/03
  • Signed by San Diego 1995 as an amateur free agent from Mexico

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
2010-10-05 19:23:33 (link to chat)Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?
(Ryan from Springfield, PA)
Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez. (Roundtable Administrator)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm blinded by my Cubs fandom. Is Aramis Ramirez back now, or was it just a case of Snakes and pitching not mixing?
(mcquown from Chicago)
Remind me next season that if Rodrigo Lopez is in the rotation to pick the team for last place. Ramirez wasn't terrible in June, though it's a small sample, and he's looked great since he came back, though it's also a small sample. Probably worth keeping tabs on or tossing a flyer to if he's available due to someone else giving up in fantasy, but I'm not convinced in the real-world yet. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneRyan (Springfield, PA): Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?

Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez.
(Eric Seidman)
 

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