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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
25 762 3302.7 219 156 28 4.27 9.7
Birth Date11-10-1964
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age55 years, 0 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1989 TEX MLB 73 0 73.7 3 4 2 60 42 63 2 103 7.3 5.1 0.2 7.7 0% .286 1.38 3.36 2.93 106 4.27 102.9 0.4
1990 TEX MLB 69 3 97.7 10 6 15 93 42 74 6 103 8.6 3.9 0.6 6.8 0% .285 1.38 3.40 3.13 102 4.56 106.3 0.4
1991 TEX MLB 63 9 109.7 10 10 5 121 61 73 14 100 9.9 5.0 1.1 6.0 0% .300 1.66 5.06 5.42 120 6.36 147.2 -1.7
1992 TEX MLB 81 0 78.7 3 6 6 80 26 70 7 99 9.2 3.0 0.8 8.0 0% .312 1.35 3.15 3.09 87 3.34 81.0 1.4
1993 TEX MLB 35 33 208.3 16 10 0 210 71 140 18 99 9.1 3.1 0.8 6.0 0% .294 1.35 3.85 4.10 101 4.82 104.0 1.8
1994 TEX MLB 24 24 167.3 11 8 0 169 52 120 24 99 9.1 2.8 1.3 6.5 0% .282 1.32 4.61 4.46 91 4.17 84.0 3.2
1995 TEX MLB 31 31 208.0 17 7 0 192 76 140 26 101 8.3 3.3 1.1 6.1 0% .262 1.29 4.54 3.38 101 4.96 101.5 2.1
1996 NYA MLB 30 30 179.0 12 8 0 179 83 92 16 101 9.0 4.2 0.8 4.6 0% .278 1.46 4.90 4.68 115 7.05 139.2 -1.7
1997 NYA MLB 31 22 145.0 6 7 0 161 62 78 18 96 10.0 3.8 1.1 4.8 0% .294 1.54 5.11 5.65 110 6.06 126.1 -0.5
1998 OAK MLB 34 34 238.7 16 8 0 215 67 138 19 96 8.1 2.5 0.7 5.2 0% .265 1.18 4.03 3.17 98 4.81 99.7 2.8
1999 NYN 0 12 12 76.0 5 1 0 71 28 58 8 93 8.4 3.3 0.9 6.9 0% .288 1.30 4.18 4.03 90 4.15 80.7 1.7
1999 OAK 0 19 19 119.3 5 3 0 135 41 68 8 99 10.2 3.1 0.6 5.1 0% .316 1.47 4.18 4.30 94 5.19 100.9 1.4
2000 TEX MLB 34 34 227.3 13 13 0 257 78 127 20 94 10.2 3.1 0.8 5.0 0% .311 1.47 4.42 4.55 100 5.84 112.3 1.2
2001 TEX MLB 20 20 120.7 5 7 0 150 49 74 18 105 11.2 3.7 1.3 5.5 0% .328 1.65 5.22 6.19 108 7.56 156.6 -2.3
2002 TEX MLB 33 33 210.7 13 8 0 212 70 107 21 106 9.1 3.0 0.9 4.6 0% .278 1.34 4.41 3.84 106 5.56 119.3 0.1
2003 MIN MLB 33 31 195.0 13 8 0 227 50 116 22 101 10.5 2.3 1.0 5.4 0% .314 1.42 4.30 4.57 101 5.07 106.2 1.4
2004 TEX MLB 35 35 211.7 18 9 0 248 66 126 24 108 10.5 2.8 1.0 5.4 0% .315 1.48 4.50 4.76 104 5.88 121.3 -0.2
2005 TEX MLB 30 30 195.3 14 8 0 205 53 87 15 105 9.4 2.4 0.7 4.0 0% .286 1.32 4.09 3.46 106 5.70 122.7 -0.4
2006 DET MLB 34 33 204.0 17 8 0 195 62 99 23 107 8.6 2.7 1.0 4.4 0% .262 1.26 4.72 3.84 105 5.21 106.1 1.3
2007 DET MLB 11 11 63.0 3 4 0 65 25 36 8 104 9.3 3.6 1.1 5.1 0% .278 1.43 5.05 4.43 113 6.09 125.9 -0.2
2008 DET MLB 30 30 173.7 9 13 0 212 71 82 22 104 11.0 3.7 1.1 4.2 0% .318 1.63 5.24 5.70 118 6.81 145.3 -2.5
1999 TOT MLB 31 31 195.3 10 4 0 206 69 126 16 97 9.5 3.2 0.7 5.8 0% .000 1.41 4.18 4.19 92 4.79 93.1 3.1
CareerMLB7624743302.7219156283457117519683391019.43.20.95.449%.2921.404.434.271045.47114.29.7

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-
1984 BUR A MDW 39 4 92.7 4 7 3 87 33 93 9 8.4 3.2 0.9 9.0 0% .000 1.29 3.48 3.98 0 0.00 0.0
1985 BUR A MDW 33 4 95.0 2 5 4 67 62 96 3 6.3 5.9 0.3 9.1 0% .000 1.36 3.35 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
1985 DAY A+ FSL 6 0 10.0 0 1 0 12 11 9 0 10.8 9.9 0.0 8.1 0% .000 2.30 4.33 7.20 0 0.00 0.0
1986 SLM A+ CRL 12 12 66.0 2 7 0 75 26 46 9 10.2 3.5 1.2 6.3 0% .000 1.53 4.78 6.27 0 0.00 0.0
1986 TUL AA TXS 10 4 26.3 0 3 0 39 18 23 4 13.3 6.2 1.4 7.9 0% .000 2.17 5.50 9.92 0 0.00 0.0
1987 PCH A+ FSL 5 3 17.0 0 3 0 17 8 14 1 9.0 4.2 0.5 7.4 0% .000 1.47 3.53 4.76 0 0.00 0.0
1987 TUL AA TXS 28 6 69.0 1 5 2 80 35 59 5 10.4 4.6 0.7 7.7 0% .000 1.67 3.97 5.35 0 0.00 0.0
1988 PCH A+ FSL 8 6 35.3 2 0 1 22 11 26 1 5.6 2.8 0.3 6.6 0% .000 0.93 2.68 1.27 0 0.00 0.0
1988 TUL AA TXS 13 13 83.3 4 6 0 73 34 76 6 7.9 3.7 0.6 8.2 0% .000 1.28 3.46 4.00 0 0.00 0.0
1989 TEX MLB AL 73 0 73.7 3 4 2 60 42 63 2 103 7.3 5.1 0.2 7.7 0% .286 1.38 3.36 2.93 106 4.27 102.9
1990 TEX MLB AL 69 3 97.7 10 6 15 93 42 74 6 103 8.6 3.9 0.6 6.8 0% .285 1.38 3.40 3.13 102 4.56 106.3
1991 TEX MLB AL 63 9 109.7 10 10 5 121 61 73 14 100 9.9 5.0 1.1 6.0 0% .300 1.66 5.06 5.42 120 6.36 147.2
1992 TEX MLB AL 81 0 78.7 3 6 6 80 26 70 7 99 9.2 3.0 0.8 8.0 0% .312 1.35 3.15 3.09 87 3.34 81.0
1993 TEX MLB AL 35 33 208.3 16 10 0 210 71 140 18 99 9.1 3.1 0.8 6.0 0% .294 1.35 3.85 4.10 101 4.82 104.0
1994 TEX MLB AL 24 24 167.3 11 8 0 169 52 120 24 99 9.1 2.8 1.3 6.5 0% .282 1.32 4.61 4.46 91 4.17 84.0
1995 TEX MLB AL 31 31 208.0 17 7 0 192 76 140 26 101 8.3 3.3 1.1 6.1 0% .262 1.29 4.54 3.38 101 4.96 101.5
1996 NYA MLB AL 30 30 179.0 12 8 0 179 83 92 16 101 9.0 4.2 0.8 4.6 0% .278 1.46 4.90 4.68 115 7.05 139.2
1997 NYA MLB AL 31 22 145.0 6 7 0 161 62 78 18 96 10.0 3.8 1.1 4.8 0% .294 1.54 5.11 5.65 110 6.06 126.1
1998 OAK MLB AL 34 34 238.7 16 8 0 215 67 138 19 96 8.1 2.5 0.7 5.2 0% .265 1.18 4.03 3.17 98 4.81 99.7
1999 NYN MLB NL 12 12 76.0 5 1 0 71 28 58 8 93 8.4 3.3 0.9 6.9 0% .288 1.30 4.18 4.03 90 4.15 80.7
1999 OAK MLB AL 19 19 119.3 5 3 0 135 41 68 8 99 10.2 3.1 0.6 5.1 0% .316 1.47 4.18 4.30 94 5.19 100.9
2000 TEX MLB AL 34 34 227.3 13 13 0 257 78 127 20 94 10.2 3.1 0.8 5.0 0% .311 1.47 4.42 4.55 100 5.84 112.3
2001 TEX MLB AL 20 20 120.7 5 7 0 150 49 74 18 105 11.2 3.7 1.3 5.5 0% .328 1.65 5.22 6.19 108 7.56 156.6
2002 TEX MLB AL 33 33 210.7 13 8 0 212 70 107 21 106 9.1 3.0 0.9 4.6 0% .278 1.34 4.41 3.84 106 5.56 119.3
2003 MIN MLB AL 33 31 195.0 13 8 0 227 50 116 22 101 10.5 2.3 1.0 5.4 0% .314 1.42 4.30 4.57 101 5.07 106.2
2004 TEX MLB AL 35 35 211.7 18 9 0 248 66 126 24 108 10.5 2.8 1.0 5.4 0% .315 1.48 4.50 4.76 104 5.88 121.3
2005 TEX MLB AL 30 30 195.3 14 8 0 205 53 87 15 105 9.4 2.4 0.7 4.0 0% .286 1.32 4.09 3.46 106 5.70 122.7
2006 DET MLB AL 34 33 204.0 17 8 0 195 62 99 23 107 8.6 2.7 1.0 4.4 0% .262 1.26 4.72 3.84 105 5.21 106.1
2007 DET MLB AL 11 11 63.0 3 4 0 65 25 36 8 104 9.3 3.6 1.1 5.1 0% .278 1.43 5.05 4.43 113 6.09 125.9
2007 WMI A MDW 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 7 2 4 0 97 12.6 3.6 0.0 7.2 0% .412 1.80 2.89 1.80 102 6.59 135.1
2007 TOL AAA INT 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 88 7.3 0.0 0.0 4.9 0% .273 0.81 2.09 0.00 90 4.23 86.8
2008 DET MLB AL 30 30 173.7 9 13 0 212 71 82 22 104 11.0 3.7 1.1 4.2 0% .318 1.63 5.24 5.70 118 6.81 145.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2694 0.4525 0.4243 0.8565 0.6005 0.2786 0.8975 0.7835 0.1435
Career26940.45250.42430.85650.60050.27860.89750.78350.1435

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
2007-07-26 2007-09-05 15-DL 41 38 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2007-03-29 2007-06-22 60-DL 85 71 Left Shoulder Surgery Blood Clot and Repair Axillary and Brachial Arteries 2007-03-30
2001-07-20 2001-10-07 60-DL 79 67 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2001-08-01

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 DET $8,000,000
2007 DET $8,000,000
2006 DET $8,000,000
2005 TEX $3,500,000
2004 TEX $2,500,000
2003 MIN $2,000,000
2002 TEX $7,500,000
2001 TEX $7,500,000
2000 TEX $7,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$54,500,000
9 yrTotal$54,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
19 yhimself (fired Scott Boras 11/07)1 yr/$8M (08)+perf b

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/30/07, 1 year/$8M (08)+$2M performance bonus ($0.25M each 150,160,170,180 innings pitched, $0.5M each 190,200 innings pitched) pymt for performance bonus deferred until 2010
  • signed as a free agent from TX 12/05, 2 year/$16M (06-07), 06:$8M, 07:$8M
  • $75K Gold Glove
  • signed as a free agent from MIN 1/04, 2 year/$6M (04-05), $50K All Star bonuses
  • 04:$2.5M, 05:$3.5M (half deferred)
  • signed as a free agent from TX 3/03, 1 year/$2M (03), no-trade protection
  • 3 year/$22.5M (00-02)
  • signed as a free agent from after 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
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think throws the nastiest pitch in the MLB right now, and what is it?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Double dose of Shawny. Big Fern's breaking ball, "El Defector," is the dirtiest thing to come out of a pitcher's hand since the 2006 playoffs, when Kenny Rogers lacquered his palm in pine tar. (Doug Thorburn)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Okay, so I will be the 5,786th person to ask this: Chamberlain or Gaudin for Game 4 of the (possible) ALCS? I still say Chamberlain as I can see him handling anyone on his day.
(jschmeagol from college park, md)
Well, I choose Chamberlain, in part because the Yankees have a fair amount of effective relievers, so Chamberlain wouldn't be a high-leverage guy. If this were the Phillies, it'd be different.

Mostly, I think the debate is silly. The #4 guy starts once a series, throws maybe six innings, usually less. The 1996 Yankees used...what was it, Kenny Rogers?...three times, got no good starts and won the World Series. David Weathers seemed to pitch great in all three games. Hell, with the additional off days, you should probably use a three-man rotation, anyway. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, any clue as to what we can expect from Jeremy Bonderman this year? Any comps out there?
(don from ann arbor, MI)
Kenny Rogers is the closest comp pitching-wise, tho David Cone is close. I think he'll come back and essentially be a bit behind where he was until mid-season. It might, in the long run, be a good thing since even handled smartly, he has a lot of innings on a young arm. The more I think about Bonderman, they more I really like the Kenny Rogers comp for his career, except maybe longevity. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steve; Will Phil Coke be a starter or reliever in NY or Scranton? Will Brett Gardner really be the opening day starting centerfielder?
(Eric from Manorville)
My own sense of Coke's development is that the bullpen would be a better fit, but the Yankees seem to be ambivalent at this point. I don't see the harm of giving him a year in the pen and putting off the decision for awhile (it worked for Kenny Rogers, sort of) either way. As for Gardner, my sense is they're looking for alternatives. It's actually a difficult choice, as success or failure on Gardner's part is a question of ten singles falling in or getting caught. I don't think he's an impact player either way, but he could certainly hold down the position for a bridge year or half a year until Austin Jackson shows he can be more of a producer in center. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not clear on the trade rules, but remember some trades made in September before. The Mets are so desperate for pitching and with teams out of it, why would they not try to pick up someone like Kenny Rogers or Jarrod Washburn?
(Matt from Queens)
I'm not sure they're not trying. Either acquisition would be ineligible for the postseason, but they could definitely use the help to stave off the Phils... (Derek Jacques)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)i for one think the reds are the overwhelmingly CLEAR winners in the volquez/hamilton trade. first off, both teams needed pitching more than hitting, so the team getting the pitcher is already up. second, the reds had bruce to replace hamilton.. where's volquez v2.0 in texas? mostly though, it seems like hamilton is having an mvp year, but only an average year relative to other mvps. volquez's dominance this year - if this pace is kept up - is seemingly legendary.
(joelefkowitz from boonton, nj)
Finally turned in that column, so I'm all yours now -- and I can finally get some music going. Writing in two windows plus humming a tune is more than my small brain can process at once... Here's an interesting question for you: the Rangers suck at developing pitching. Are historically bad at it. After Kevin Brown (who had to get away from them to get really good) and Kenny Rogers, there's really no one, and they were well on their way to ruining Volquez. Say they recognize that they are incapable of developing him. Therefore, he was zero value TO THEM. His value to the Reds is irrelevant. In this sense, the Rangers win the trade, because they gave up something of no utility and got an MVP candidate. See what I'm saying? (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)The old park was just fine to pitch in. Plenty of pitchers were fine there. Ryan, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylor Perry, Ron Darling, Kevin Brown, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Hough, and many others. The new park opened in 1995.
(Ira from North Texas)
Yeah, but they didn't bake any of those guys. They came in as vets (and Ron Darling left as a minor leaguer). Kevin Brown and Kenny Rogers are the only homegrown pitchers of significance in team history. Heck, I'm still waiting for Ed Correa's comeback. (Steven Goldman)


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