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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 298 1760.3 91 113 1 5.03 5.7
Birth Date11-2-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age43 years, 0 months, 15 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
1998 BAL MLB 31 20 135.0 8 9 1 157 42 85 19 97 10.5 2.8 1.3 5.7 0% .314 1.47 4.79 5.27 106 5.81 120.4 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 32 32 210.0 12 12 0 227 80 112 35 97 9.7 3.4 1.5 4.8 0% .287 1.46 5.45 4.71 115 6.67 129.7 -0.8
2000 BAL MLB 32 32 222.0 9 13 0 223 83 152 30 84 9.0 3.4 1.2 6.2 0% .281 1.38 4.74 4.82 102 4.85 93.4 3.5
2001 BAL MLB 23 23 138.3 5 10 0 161 37 84 21 93 10.5 2.4 1.4 5.5 0% .306 1.43 4.78 4.94 105 5.27 109.3 0.8
2002 BAL MLB 28 28 176.0 7 9 0 172 63 120 26 96 8.8 3.2 1.3 6.1 0% .278 1.34 4.72 4.09 108 5.13 110.0 0.9
2003 BAL 0 21 21 148.0 14 6 0 147 43 100 10 98 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.1 0% .295 1.28 3.57 3.77 95 4.09 85.7 2.7
2003 SFN 0 10 10 68.0 3 6 0 64 18 34 6 101 8.5 2.4 0.8 4.5 0% .267 1.21 3.95 3.71 89 3.41 71.5 1.8
2004 BAL MLB 33 33 215.7 11 15 0 265 69 115 23 106 11.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 0% .327 1.55 4.54 5.30 105 5.69 117.4 0.2
2005 BAL MLB 23 23 130.3 7 11 0 177 48 68 16 102 12.2 3.3 1.1 4.7 0% .350 1.73 4.77 6.21 108 5.75 123.7 -0.3
2006 NYA 0 5 3 16.3 0 1 0 26 7 15 3 107 14.3 3.9 1.7 8.3 0% .411 2.02 5.02 10.47 109 6.80 138.4 -0.2
2006 SLN 0 14 13 68.7 4 4 0 82 29 33 7 93 10.7 3.8 0.9 4.3 0% .326 1.62 4.91 5.24 103 5.24 106.7 0.4
2007 MIN MLB 7 7 37.7 2 5 0 54 17 23 7 93 12.9 4.1 1.7 5.5 0% .359 1.88 6.09 6.93 107 6.22 128.6 -0.2
2008 NYA 0 16 15 80.0 4 4 0 99 32 33 11 103 11.1 3.6 1.2 3.7 0% .315 1.64 5.50 5.85 113 7.02 149.7 -1.3
2008 TEX 0 9 9 55.7 4 1 0 71 16 25 3 113 11.5 2.6 0.5 4.0 0% .330 1.56 3.93 3.88 107 6.46 137.9 -0.6
2009 KCA MLB 14 9 58.7 1 7 0 79 25 32 6 105 12.1 3.8 0.9 4.9 0% .351 1.77 4.75 7.36 116 7.31 156.8 -1.2
2003 TOT MLB 31 31 216.0 17 12 0 211 61 134 16 99 8.8 2.5 0.7 5.6 0% .000 1.26 3.69 3.75 93 3.88 81.2 4.5
2006 TOT MLB 19 16 85.0 4 5 0 108 36 48 10 96 11.4 3.8 1.1 5.1 0% .000 1.69 4.93 6.25 105 5.54 112.8 0.3
2008 TOT MLB 25 24 135.7 8 5 0 170 48 58 14 107 11.3 3.2 0.9 3.8 0% .000 1.61 4.86 5.04 111 6.79 144.9 -1.9
CareerMLB2982781760.3911131200460910312239810.23.11.15.350%.3091.484.735.031065.55114.25.7

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
1995 BLU Rk APL 13 13 77.7 6 3 0 79 16 56 7 9.2 1.9 0.8 6.5 0% .000 1.22 4.26 4.17 0 0.00 0.0
1996 FRD A+ CRL 18 16 107.0 7 6 0 98 28 110 6 8.2 2.4 0.5 9.3 0% .000 1.18 2.70 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BOW AA EAS 13 13 74.7 2 7 0 77 32 56 11 9.3 3.9 1.3 6.7 0% .292 1.46 4.89 5.42 0 0.00 0.0
1998 BAL MLB AL 31 20 135.0 8 9 1 157 42 85 19 97 10.5 2.8 1.3 5.7 0% .314 1.47 4.79 5.27 106 5.81 120.4
1998 ROC AAA INT 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 7.2 1.8 0.0 5.4 0% -1.000 1.00 2.68 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 BAL MLB AL 32 32 210.0 12 12 0 227 80 112 35 97 9.7 3.4 1.5 4.8 0% .287 1.46 5.45 4.71 115 6.67 129.7
2000 BAL MLB AL 32 32 222.0 9 13 0 223 83 152 30 84 9.0 3.4 1.2 6.2 0% .281 1.38 4.74 4.82 102 4.85 93.4
2001 BAL MLB AL 23 23 138.3 5 10 0 161 37 84 21 93 10.5 2.4 1.4 5.5 0% .306 1.43 4.78 4.94 105 5.27 109.3
2001 BOW AA EAS 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 6.8 2.3 0.0 4.5 0% -1.000 1.00 2.95 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BAL MLB AL 28 28 176.0 7 9 0 172 63 120 26 96 8.8 3.2 1.3 6.1 0% .278 1.34 4.72 4.09 108 5.13 110.0
2003 BAL MLB AL 21 21 148.0 14 6 0 147 43 100 10 98 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.1 0% .295 1.28 3.57 3.77 95 4.09 85.7
2003 SFN MLB NL 10 10 68.0 3 6 0 64 18 34 6 101 8.5 2.4 0.8 4.5 0% .267 1.21 3.95 3.71 89 3.41 71.5
2004 BAL MLB AL 33 33 215.7 11 15 0 265 69 115 23 106 11.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 0% .327 1.55 4.54 5.30 105 5.69 117.4
2005 BAL MLB AL 23 23 130.3 7 11 0 177 48 68 16 102 12.2 3.3 1.1 4.7 0% .350 1.73 4.77 6.21 108 5.75 123.7
2006 NYA MLB AL 5 3 16.3 0 1 0 26 7 15 3 107 14.3 3.9 1.7 8.3 0% .411 2.02 5.02 10.47 109 6.80 138.4
2006 SLN MLB NL 14 13 68.7 4 4 0 82 29 33 7 93 10.7 3.8 0.9 4.3 0% .326 1.62 4.91 5.24 103 5.24 106.7
2007 MIN MLB AL 7 7 37.7 2 5 0 54 17 23 7 93 12.9 4.1 1.7 5.5 0% .359 1.88 6.09 6.93 107 6.22 128.6
2007 ESC Wnt DWL 3 3 14.7 1 1 0 8 4 8 0 4.9 2.4 0.0 4.9 0% .186 0.82 2.78 1.22 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NYA MLB AL 16 15 80.0 4 4 0 99 32 33 11 103 11.1 3.6 1.2 3.7 0% .315 1.64 5.50 5.85 113 7.02 149.7
2008 TEX MLB AL 9 9 55.7 4 1 0 71 16 25 3 113 11.5 2.6 0.5 4.0 0% .330 1.56 3.93 3.88 107 6.46 137.9
2008 OKL AAA PCL 5 4 23.3 1 2 0 25 9 12 3 115 9.7 3.5 1.2 4.6 0% .289 1.46 5.28 3.48 109 4.30 88.1
2008 SWB AAA INT 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 82 6.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 0% .250 1.50 4.56 2.25 118 5.07 103.8
2009 KCA MLB AL 14 9 58.7 1 7 0 79 25 32 6 105 12.1 3.8 0.9 4.9 0% .351 1.77 4.75 7.36 116 7.31 156.8
2009 OMA AAA PCL 6 6 33.0 2 1 0 34 5 19 2 86 9.3 1.4 0.5 5.2 0% .317 1.18 3.54 2.18 88 4.39 92.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2119 0.5101 0.4210 0.8924 0.6226 0.2110 0.9183 0.8128 0.1076
2009 974 0.4846 0.4066 0.8636 0.5763 0.2470 0.9118 0.7581 0.1364
Career30930.50210.41650.88330.60800.22230.91630.79560.1167

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
2009-05-30 2009-07-18 15-DL 49 41 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2008-03-22 2008-03-23 Camp 1 0 Right Ankle Soreness -
2006-05-08 2006-05-27 15-DL 19 16 Right Elbow Strain Wrist Flexors and Bone Spur -
2005-08-08 2005-09-01 15-DL 24 21 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2005-07-28 2005-07-28 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-07-03 2005-07-03 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2005-05-17 2005-05-17 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-03-25 2005-03-25 Camp 0 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2004-07-05 2004-07-19 DTD 14 11 - Groin Strain -
2002-08-07 2002-09-01 15-DL 25 24 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2001-08-29 2001-10-07 DTD 39 31 Right Forearm Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2001-04-16 2001-05-09 15-DL 23 21 Right Forearm Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 KCA $600,000
2007 MIN $1,000,000
2006 BAL $11,000,000
2006 SLN $1,000,000
2005 BAL $8,500,000
2004 BAL $3,000,000
2003 BAL $4,250,000
2002 BAL $2,650,000
2001 BAL $2,100,000
2000 BAL $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$34,500,000
9 yrTotal$34,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 56 dBarry Praver1 yr/$0.6M (09)

Details
  • released 8/12/09 designated for assignment 8/2/09 contract purchased 4/10/09 signed as a free agent from NYY 3/09, 1 year/$0.6M (09) (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 6/27/08 signed as a free agent from TX 6/18/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 6/16/08 designated for assignment 6/6/08 signed as a free agent from MIN 07-08
  • designated for assignment 5/13/07 contract purchased 3/07 signed as a free agent from NYY 1/07, 1 year/$1M (07)+$2M performance bonus (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment, released 8/06 claimed off waivers from STL 7/06
  • designated for assignment 7/06
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 12/05, 1 year/$1M (06)+$1.5M bonuses
  • contract terminated 9/05 (placed on unconditional release waivers, grievance pending)
  • 3 year/$22.5M (04-06), $3M signing bonus, 04:$2M, 05:$7.5M, 06:$10M
  • signed as a free agent from SF 1/04
  • acquired in trade from BAL 7/03
  • 1 year/$4.25M (03)
  • FA after 03
  • $0.25M (99)

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
2011-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Emma! If Garcia fails, and when Colon fails, who do the Yanks turn to first - someone from AAA, or from outside the organization?
(Shaun P. from Bronx Banter)
Hey Shaun - I think FIRST they'll go to someone from AAA (Mitre if he hasn't flamed out yet, maybe even Banuelos for a few starts), but I do think they'll make a trade or get someone off waivers at some point this summer. Not a star necessarily, but someone who, you know, isn't Bartolo Colon. (What's Sidney Ponson doing these days?) (Emma Span)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're not wrong to prefer top-3 rotation guys, but the Yanks need to get to the playoffs. Isn't Washburn probably worth 1-2 wins over Darrell Rasner/Sidney Ponson, which could make the difference between baseball and golf come October?
(Razman from Brooklyn, NY)
I don't think that he is, and consider that the Yankees could have Kennedy and Hughes in that mix down the stretch. Hughes is better than Washburn, and Kennedy is about the same. You don't get to the postseason by upgrading by a win or less unless you're adding upside. Washburn has no upside. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneThe woman inside Donald Duck had great pitchability.

...Can I just remark that, grateful as I am to be employed as a commenter on the Yankees, that this matchup of two young, fireballing lefties exemplifies my major frustration with them? I want to watch these kinds of pitchers every fifth day, not Carl Bleeping Pavano and Sidney Ponson. (Steven Goldman)
 

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