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Portrait of Nelson Figueroa

Nelson Figueroa P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 145 499 20 35 1 4.55 3.5
Birth Date5-18-1974
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age45 years, 6 months, 3 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 ARI MLB 3 3 15.7 0 1 0 17 5 7 4 108 9.8 2.9 2.3 4.0 0% .250 1.40 6.43 7.47 103 5.98 115.1 0.1
2001 PHI MLB 19 13 89.0 4 5 0 95 37 61 8 94 9.6 3.7 0.8 6.2 0% .311 1.48 4.28 3.94 100 4.38 90.9 1.4
2002 MIL MLB 30 11 93.0 1 7 0 96 37 51 18 100 9.3 3.6 1.7 4.9 0% .258 1.43 5.61 5.03 118 5.81 124.6 -0.3
2003 PIT MLB 12 3 35.3 2 1 0 28 13 23 8 106 7.1 3.3 2.0 5.9 0% .200 1.16 5.88 3.31 113 5.48 114.9 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 10 3 28.3 0 3 0 32 11 10 4 91 10.2 3.5 1.3 3.2 0% .292 1.52 5.24 5.72 111 5.71 117.7 0.0
2008 NYN MLB 16 6 45.3 3 3 0 48 26 36 3 93 9.5 5.2 0.6 7.1 0% .313 1.63 4.22 4.57 93 3.73 79.5 0.9
2009 NYN MLB 16 10 70.3 3 8 0 80 24 59 8 94 10.2 3.1 1.0 7.5 0% .327 1.48 4.26 4.09 100 4.76 102.0 0.6
2010 HOU 0 18 10 67.0 5 3 0 64 25 58 9 92 8.6 3.4 1.2 7.8 0% .286 1.33 4.32 3.22 97 3.68 83.2 1.1
2010 PHI 0 13 1 26.0 2 1 1 20 9 15 1 93 6.9 3.1 0.3 5.2 0% .241 1.12 3.48 3.46 101 4.20 94.8 0.3
2011 HOU MLB 8 5 29.0 0 3 0 45 16 17 3 104 14.0 5.0 0.9 5.3 0% .382 2.10 4.81 8.69 116 6.54 152.1 -0.5
2010 TOT MLB 31 11 93.0 7 4 1 84 34 73 10 92 8.1 3.3 1.0 7.1 0% .000 1.27 4.09 3.29 98 3.83 86.4 1.4
CareerMLB14565499.02035152520333766969.53.71.26.146%.2911.464.754.551054.87104.43.5

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-
1995 KNG Rk APL 12 12 76.3 7 1 0 57 22 79 3 6.7 2.6 0.4 9.3 0% .000 1.04 3.21 3.07 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CMB A SAL 26 25 185.3 14 7 0 119 58 200 10 5.8 2.8 0.5 9.7 0% .000 0.96 2.78 2.04 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BIN AA EAS 33 22 143.0 5 11 0 137 68 116 14 8.6 4.3 0.9 7.3 0% .298 1.43 4.27 4.34 0 0.00 0.0
1998 BIN AA EAS 21 21 123.7 12 3 0 133 44 116 19 9.7 3.2 1.4 8.4 0% -.630 1.43 4.43 4.66 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TUC AAA PCL 7 7 41.3 2 2 0 46 16 29 8 10.0 3.5 1.7 6.3 0% -.704 1.50 5.90 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TUC AAA PCL 24 21 128.0 11 6 0 128 41 106 16 9.0 2.9 1.1 7.5 0% -.687 1.32 4.55 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ARI MLB NL 3 3 15.7 0 1 0 17 5 7 4 108 9.8 2.9 2.3 4.0 0% .250 1.40 6.43 7.47 103 5.98 115.1
2000 SWB AAA INT 8 8 50.0 4 3 0 50 11 35 9 9.0 2.0 1.6 6.3 0% -.745 1.22 4.73 3.78 0 0.00 0.0
2000 TUC AAA PCL 17 16 112.0 9 4 0 101 28 78 9 8.1 2.3 0.7 6.3 0% -.786 1.15 4.03 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
2001 PHI MLB NL 19 13 89.0 4 5 0 95 37 61 8 94 9.6 3.7 0.8 6.2 0% .311 1.48 4.28 3.94 100 4.38 90.9
2001 SWB AAA INT 13 12 87.3 4 2 0 74 18 74 6 7.6 1.9 0.6 7.6 0% -.680 1.05 3.05 2.47 0 0.00 0.0
2002 MIL MLB NL 30 11 93.0 1 7 0 96 37 51 18 100 9.3 3.6 1.7 4.9 0% .258 1.43 5.61 5.03 118 5.81 124.6
2002 IND AAA INT 6 6 39.7 5 0 0 39 13 25 2 8.8 2.9 0.5 5.7 0% .285 1.31 3.47 3.63 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PIT MLB NL 12 3 35.3 2 1 0 28 13 23 8 106 7.1 3.3 2.0 5.9 0% .200 1.16 5.88 3.31 113 5.48 114.9
2003 NAS AAA PCL 23 23 151.3 12 5 0 144 37 121 11 8.6 2.2 0.7 7.2 0% .296 1.20 3.53 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2004 PIT MLB NL 10 3 28.3 0 3 0 32 11 10 4 91 10.2 3.5 1.3 3.2 0% .292 1.52 5.24 5.72 111 5.71 117.7
2004 NAS AAA PCL 25 23 152.3 12 8 0 168 36 129 20 9.9 2.1 1.2 7.6 0% .321 1.34 4.31 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
2006 NWO AAA PCL 16 11 76.2 3 5 0 76 21 44 12 99 9.0 2.5 1.4 5.2 0% .263 1.27 5.29 4.37 119 4.47 93.9
2007 CHH mex MEX 19 19 153.7 8 6 0 163 36 94 13 9.5 2.1 0.8 5.5 0% .302 1.29 4.26 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt DWL 2 2 14.0 2 0 0 11 2 19 0 7.1 1.3 0.0 12.2 0% .355 0.93 0.77 0.64 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt DWL 2 2 17.0 2 0 0 13 5 14 0 6.9 2.6 0.0 7.4 0% .277 1.06 2.29 2.12 0 0.00 0.0
2007 HER Wnt MPL 5 3 23.0 1 1 0 24 7 21 1 9.4 2.7 0.4 8.2 0% .333 1.35 2.49 4.70 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NYN MLB NL 16 6 45.3 3 3 0 48 26 36 3 93 9.5 5.2 0.6 7.1 0% .313 1.63 4.22 4.57 93 3.73 79.5
2008 NWO AAA PCL 20 16 113.7 4 7 0 120 33 97 15 98 9.5 2.6 1.2 7.7 0% .314 1.35 4.46 4.43 96 4.95 101.3
2009 NYN MLB NL 16 10 70.3 3 8 0 80 24 59 8 94 10.2 3.1 1.0 7.5 0% .327 1.48 4.26 4.09 100 4.76 102.0
2009 BUF AAA INT 17 17 112.0 7 5 0 91 24 94 5 106 7.3 1.9 0.4 7.6 0% .275 1.03 2.72 2.25 78 2.71 57.1
2010 HOU MLB NL 18 10 67.0 5 3 0 64 25 58 9 92 8.6 3.4 1.2 7.8 0% .286 1.33 4.32 3.22 97 3.68 83.2
2010 PHI MLB NL 13 1 26.0 2 1 1 20 9 15 1 93 6.9 3.1 0.3 5.2 0% .241 1.12 3.48 3.46 101 4.20 94.8
2010 LEH AAA INT 3 3 19.0 3 0 0 10 3 18 1 94 4.7 1.4 0.5 8.5 0% .188 0.68 2.55 0.95 0 0.00 0.0
2011 HOU MLB NL 8 5 29.0 0 3 0 45 16 17 3 104 14.0 5.0 0.9 5.3 0% .382 2.10 4.81 8.69 116 6.54 152.1
2011 IND AAA INT 3 3 18.0 1 1 0 20 4 14 0 91 10.0 2.0 0.0 7.0 0% .339 1.33 2.51 4.00 84 5.37 109.6
2011 OKL AAA PCL 16 15 81.7 6 7 0 113 30 52 14 98 12.5 3.3 1.5 5.7 0% .356 1.75 6.05 6.50 113 7.16 146.2
2011 CAG Wnt LBP 3 3 18.0 1 1 0 20 6 15 1 10.0 3.0 0.5 7.5 0% .328 1.44 3.18 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ESC Wnt LID 1 1 8.0 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 2.3 1.1 0.0 6.8 0% .100 0.38 1.94 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PAW AAA INT 8 6 43.0 5 3 0 34 12 33 3 96 7.1 2.5 0.6 6.9 0% .252 1.07 3.50 3.77 111 5.56 115.8
2012 SWB AAA INT 17 9 72.7 7 2 0 79 25 36 8 99 9.8 3.1 1.0 4.5 0% .296 1.43 4.83 3.96 110 5.12 106.7
2012 ESC Wnt DWL 10 4 30.7 2 1 1 28 3 16 0 8.2 0.9 0.0 4.7 0% .272 1.01 2.68 2.64 0 0.00 0.0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 4 4 18.3 0 3 0 31 8 7 7 119 15.2 3.9 3.4 3.4 0% .343 2.13 9.40 12.76 146 8.43 183.1
2013 PUR int WBC 2 2 10.0 2 0 0 7 1 3 0 6.3 0.9 0.0 2.7 0% .219 0.80 3.63 1.80 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 793 0.5107 0.4136 0.8110 0.5877 0.2320 0.8529 0.7000 0.1890
2009 1195 0.5305 0.4452 0.8120 0.6104 0.2585 0.8527 0.7034 0.1880
2010 1586 0.5378 0.4533 0.8150 0.6096 0.2715 0.8712 0.6683 0.1850
2011 550 0.5091 0.4236 0.8283 0.6000 0.2407 0.8869 0.6769 0.1717
Career41240.52660.43940.81510.60430.25600.86440.68570.1849

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
2011-08-03 2011-08-24 Minors 21 0 - Back Spasms - -
2010-08-09 2010-08-17 DTD 8 7 General Medical Headache Migraine -
2010-08-07 2010-08-07 DTD 0 0 General Medical Headache Migraine -
2010-04-25 2010-04-28 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-06-16 2006-07-17 FA 31 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2005-04-05 2005-10-05 FA 183 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2004-10-04 -
2004-10-04 2004-10-04 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2004-10-04 -
2004-07-09 2004-07-18 Minors 9 0 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle - -
2002-05-06 2002-05-21 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 ARI $
2012 TOR $
2011 HOU $900,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$900,000
1 yrTotal$900,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 31 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 4/25/13. Signed with Taiwanese club 6/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/19/12 (minor-league contract). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 4/17/12 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees 7/19/12. Signed by Boston as a free agent 7/23/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 12/1/10 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Houston 5/9/11. Released 8/18/11. Signed by Pittsburgh 8/23/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 4/7/10 after being DFA by NY Mets 4/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/3/10 after being DFA by Philadelphia 5/31/10. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/24/10. Claimed by Houston off waivers 7/21/10 after being DFA by Philadelphia 7/15/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed 4/25/09 (minor-league contract). $0.45M salary in majors. Contract purchased 5/14/09. DFA 5/18/09, sent outright to Triple-A 5/20/09. Contract purchased 8/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/6/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Mets 4/2/08. DFA by Mets 4/13/09, sent outright to Triple-A 4/16/08. Contract purchased by Mets 8/27/08

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
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shawn Greene is a Jewish dude with a Catholic-sounding name, but I doubt he could get me a severed toe by this afternoon. Luke Scott might pull a gun in a bowling alley. Bob Watson might be the only one around here who cares about the rules.
(I think it's Sobchak from Los Angeles)
We've got these and whole bunch of others. John Kruk, Jeff Kent, and a vote for Nelson Figueroa as Donny. (Marc Normandin)


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