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Octavio Dotel PAstros

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 758 951 59 50 109 3.78 22.3
Birth Date11-25-1973
Height6' 0"
Weight230 lbs
Age45 years, 0 months, 15 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
1999 NYN MLB 19 14 85.3 8 3 0 69 49 85 12 .257 97 7.3 5.2 1.3 9.0 38% .264 .255 1.38 4.84 5.38 96 3.83 74.5 2.2
2000 HOU MLB 50 16 125.0 3 7 16 127 61 142 26 .257 111 9.1 4.4 1.9 10.2 32% .309 .265 1.50 5.11 5.40 104 4.62 88.9 2.0
2001 HOU MLB 61 4 105.0 7 5 2 79 47 145 5 .256 106 6.8 4.0 0.4 12.4 40% .310 .212 1.20 2.26 2.66 72 2.40 49.9 3.5
2002 HOU MLB 83 0 97.3 6 4 6 58 27 118 7 .263 104 5.4 2.5 0.6 10.9 31% .232 .190 0.87 2.34 1.85 76 2.58 55.4 2.9
2003 HOU MLB 76 0 87.0 6 4 4 53 31 97 9 .264 104 5.5 3.2 0.9 10.0 40% .214 .201 0.97 3.26 2.48 83 2.99 62.8 2.3
2004 HOU 0 32 0 34.7 0 4 14 27 15 50 4 .269 94 7.0 3.9 1.0 13.0 28% .303 .246 1.21 2.94 3.12 67 2.40 49.4 1.2
2004 OAK 0 45 0 50.7 6 2 22 41 18 72 9 .264 104 7.3 3.2 1.6 12.8 30% .296 .239 1.16 3.86 4.09 76 2.62 54.0 1.6
2005 OAK MLB 15 0 15.3 1 2 7 10 11 16 2 .266 97 5.9 6.5 1.2 9.4 26% .222 .236 1.37 4.80 3.52 111 5.21 112.1 0.0
2006 NYA MLB 14 0 10.0 0 0 0 18 11 7 2 .249 107 16.2 9.9 1.8 6.3 37% .410 .365 2.90 7.68 10.80 115 6.64 135.2 -0.1
2007 ATL 0 9 0 7.7 0 0 0 5 1 12 1 .262 102 5.9 1.2 1.2 14.1 18% .250 .213 0.78 2.12 4.70 80 2.67 55.3 0.2
2007 KCA 0 24 0 23.0 2 1 11 24 11 29 3 .268 104 9.4 4.3 1.2 11.3 46% .350 .263 1.52 4.43 3.91 81 3.05 63.2 0.6
2008 CHA MLB 72 0 67.0 4 4 1 52 29 92 12 .258 105 7.0 3.9 1.6 12.4 40% .267 .248 1.21 4.26 3.76 70 2.58 55.1 2.1
2009 CHA MLB 62 0 62.3 3 3 0 54 36 75 7 .258 106 7.8 5.2 1.0 10.8 32% .313 .260 1.44 3.92 3.32 95 3.95 84.7 0.9
2010 COL 0 8 0 5.3 0 1 0 6 4 6 1 .286 96 10.1 6.8 1.7 10.1 28% .294 .354 1.88 5.53 5.06 108 5.93 134.0 -0.1
2010 LAN 0 19 0 18.7 1 1 1 11 11 21 3 .271 88 5.3 5.3 1.4 10.1 35% .186 .245 1.18 4.70 3.38 98 4.09 92.3 0.2
2010 PIT 0 41 0 40.0 2 2 21 35 17 48 5 .272 95 7.9 3.8 1.1 10.8 32% .300 .278 1.30 3.82 4.28 95 4.34 98.0 0.3
2011 SLN 0 29 0 24.7 3 3 2 16 5 32 1 .260 96 5.8 1.8 0.4 11.7 37% .259 .191 0.85 1.53 3.28 68 2.27 52.6 0.7
2011 TOR 0 36 0 29.3 2 1 1 20 12 30 5 .259 109 6.1 3.7 1.5 9.2 29% .205 .239 1.09 4.66 3.68 98 3.57 83.0 0.4
2012 DET MLB 57 0 58.0 5 3 1 50 12 62 3 .260 105 7.8 1.9 0.5 9.6 43% .301 .222 1.07 2.25 3.57 82 2.81 64.4 1.4
2013 DET MLB 6 0 4.7 0 0 0 10 4 4 0 .266 100 19.3 7.7 0.0 7.7 40% .500 .411 3.00 3.93 13.50 110 6.75 161.7 -0.1
2004 TOT MLB 77 0 85.3 6 6 36 68 33 122 13 .266 100 7.2 3.5 1.4 12.9 29% .299 .242 1.18 3.49 3.69 72 2.53 52.2 2.8
2007 TOT MLB 33 0 30.7 2 1 11 29 12 41 4 .267 103 8.5 3.5 1.2 12.0 40% .329 .252 1.34 3.85 4.11 81 2.96 61.2 0.9
2010 TOT MLB 68 0 64.0 3 4 22 52 32 75 9 .273 93 7.3 4.5 1.3 10.5 33% .269 .276 1.31 4.22 4.08 97 4.40 99.4 0.4
2011 TOT MLB 65 0 54.0 5 4 3 36 17 62 6 .259 103 6.0 2.8 1.0 10.3 33% .229 .218 0.98 3.23 3.50 85 2.97 69.1 1.1
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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.
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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-
1995 SLU A+ 3 0 8.0 1 0 0 10 4 9 1 .000 11.3 4.5 1.1 10.1 0% .000 .000 1.75 3.98 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CMB A 22 19 115.3 11 3 0 89 49 142 7 .000 6.9 3.8 0.5 11.1 0% .000 .000 1.20 2.90 3.59 0 0.00 0.0
1997 SLU A+ 9 8 50.0 5 2 0 44 23 39 2 .000 7.9 4.1 0.4 7.0 0% .286 .000 1.34 3.63 2.52 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BIN AA 12 12 55.7 3 4 0 66 38 40 5 .000 10.7 6.1 0.8 6.5 0% .333 .000 1.87 4.85 5.98 0 0.00 0.0
1998 BIN AA 10 10 68.7 4 2 0 41 24 82 4 .000 5.4 3.1 0.5 10.7 0% -.333 .000 0.95 2.66 1.97 0 0.00 0.0
1998 NOR AAA 17 16 99.0 8 6 0 82 43 118 9 .000 7.5 3.9 0.8 10.7 0% -.427 .000 1.26 3.41 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
1999 NYN MLB 19 14 85.3 8 3 0 69 49 85 12 .257 97 7.3 5.2 1.3 9.0 38% .264 .255 1.38 4.84 5.38 96 3.83 74.5
1999 NOR AAA 13 13 70.3 5 2 0 52 34 90 9 .000 6.7 4.4 1.2 11.5 0% -.321 .000 1.22 4.02 3.84 0 0.00 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 50 16 125.0 3 7 16 127 61 142 26 .257 111 9.1 4.4 1.9 10.2 32% .309 .265 1.50 5.11 5.40 104 4.62 88.9
2000 Esc Wnt 4 0 8.0 0 0 0 3 3 9 0 .000 3.4 3.4 0.0 10.1 0% -.250 .000 0.75 2.61 1.13 0 0.00 0.0
2001 HOU MLB 61 4 105.0 7 5 2 79 47 145 5 .256 106 6.8 4.0 0.4 12.4 40% .310 .212 1.20 2.26 2.66 72 2.40 49.9
2001 Esc Wnt 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 .000 6.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 0% -.286 .000 1.33 3.16 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 83 0 97.3 6 4 6 58 27 118 7 .263 104 5.4 2.5 0.6 10.9 31% .232 .190 0.87 2.34 1.85 76 2.58 55.4
2003 HOU MLB 76 0 87.0 6 4 4 53 31 97 9 .264 104 5.5 3.2 0.9 10.0 40% .214 .201 0.97 3.26 2.48 83 2.99 62.8
2004 HOU MLB 32 0 34.7 0 4 14 27 15 50 4 .269 94 7.0 3.9 1.0 13.0 28% .303 .246 1.21 2.94 3.12 67 2.40 49.4
2004 OAK MLB 45 0 50.7 6 2 22 41 18 72 9 .264 104 7.3 3.2 1.6 12.8 30% .296 .239 1.16 3.86 4.09 76 2.62 54.0
2005 OAK MLB 15 0 15.3 1 2 7 10 11 16 2 .266 97 5.9 6.5 1.2 9.4 26% .222 .236 1.37 4.80 3.52 111 5.21 112.1
2006 NYA MLB 14 0 10.0 0 0 0 18 11 7 2 .249 107 16.2 9.9 1.8 6.3 37% .410 .365 2.90 7.68 10.80 115 6.64 135.2
2006 STA A- 1 0 1.1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .242 88 16.4 0.0 0.0 8.2 0% .667 .362 1.82 1.49 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 2 1 2.1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 4.3 0.0 0.0 8.6 0% .200 .000 0.48 1.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TRN AA 2 0 2.1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 4.3 0.0 0.0 12.9 0% .250 .000 0.48 0.22 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 COH AAA 5 0 5.1 0 0 0 6 0 8 1 .261 82 10.6 0.0 1.8 14.1 27% .400 .254 1.18 3.07 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2006 YAN Rk 3 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 .275 93 0.0 3.0 0.0 18.0 50% .000 .113 0.33 1.42 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 9 0 7.7 0 0 0 5 1 12 1 .262 102 5.9 1.2 1.2 14.1 18% .250 .213 0.78 2.12 4.70 80 2.67 55.3
2007 KCA MLB 24 0 23.0 2 1 11 24 11 29 3 .268 104 9.4 4.3 1.2 11.3 46% .350 .263 1.52 4.43 3.91 81 3.05 63.2
2007 WIC AA 3 1 3.0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0 .249 106 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 43% .286 .126 0.67 0.51 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CHA MLB 72 0 67.0 4 4 1 52 29 92 12 .258 105 7.0 3.9 1.6 12.4 40% .267 .248 1.21 4.26 3.76 70 2.58 55.1
2009 CHA MLB 62 0 62.3 3 3 0 54 36 75 7 .258 106 7.8 5.2 1.0 10.8 32% .313 .260 1.44 3.92 3.32 95 3.95 84.7
2010 COL MLB 8 0 5.3 0 1 0 6 4 6 1 .286 96 10.1 6.8 1.7 10.1 28% .294 .354 1.88 5.53 5.06 108 5.93 134.0
2010 LAN MLB 19 0 18.7 1 1 1 11 11 21 3 .271 88 5.3 5.3 1.4 10.1 35% .186 .245 1.18 4.70 3.38 98 4.09 92.3
2010 PIT MLB 41 0 40.0 2 2 21 35 17 48 5 .272 95 7.9 3.8 1.1 10.8 32% .300 .278 1.30 3.82 4.28 95 4.34 98.0
2011 SLN MLB 29 0 24.7 3 3 2 16 5 32 1 .260 96 5.8 1.8 0.4 11.7 37% .259 .191 0.85 1.53 3.28 68 2.27 52.6
2011 TOR MLB 36 0 29.3 2 1 1 20 12 30 5 .259 109 6.1 3.7 1.5 9.2 29% .205 .239 1.09 4.66 3.68 98 3.57 83.0
2012 DET MLB 57 0 58.0 5 3 1 50 12 62 3 .260 105 7.8 1.9 0.5 9.6 43% .301 .222 1.07 2.25 3.57 82 2.81 64.4
2013 DET MLB 6 0 4.7 0 0 0 10 4 4 0 .266 100 19.3 7.7 0.0 7.7 40% .500 .411 3.00 3.93 13.50 110 6.75 161.7
2013 LAK A+ 5 2 4.7 0 1 0 9 0 2 0 .253 102 17.4 0.0 0.0 3.9 25% .450 .322 1.93 2.38 7.71 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TOL AAA 3 0 1.3 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 .235 97 20.3 13.5 0.0 20.3 25% .750 .386 3.75 3.20 13.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DOM int 3 0 3.7 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 .000 4.9 4.9 0.0 7.4 0% .200 .000 1.09 4.44 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TGR Rk 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .274 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 .017 0.00 1.45 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1154 0.5425 0.4749 0.6752 0.6597 0.2557 0.7312 0.5037 0.3248
2009 1105 0.5367 0.4805 0.7345 0.6577 0.2754 0.7923 0.5745 0.2655
2010 1130 0.5283 0.4832 0.6886 0.6784 0.2645 0.7284 0.5745 0.3114
2011 842 0.5582 0.4929 0.7253 0.6638 0.2769 0.7596 0.6214 0.2747
2012 900 0.5822 0.5367 0.7453 0.7004 0.3085 0.7657 0.6810 0.2547
2013 112 0.5446 0.4911 0.8727 0.7377 0.1961 0.8667 0.9000 0.1273
Career52430.54760.49170.71490.67260.27290.75690.59170.2851

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
2013-04-20 2013-10-20 60-DL 183 146 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-04-13 2013-04-17 DTD 4 3 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-09-29 2012-09-30 DTD 1 1 Right Arm Soreness Biceps - -
2012-06-03 2012-06-19 15-DL 16 13 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-04-14 2012-04-17 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-08 15-DL 17 6 Left Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2011-03-09 2011-03-22 Camp 13 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-02-23 2010-03-24 Camp 29 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-08-10 2007-09-20 15-DL 41 37 Right Shoulder Strain -
2007-03-30 2007-05-22 15-DL 53 45 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-03-24 2006-08-16 15-DL 145 116 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-06-06
2005-05-19 2005-10-03 60-DL 137 122 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-06-06
2004-09-28 2004-09-30 DTD 2 2 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2003-07-09 2003-07-11 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 DET $3,500,000
2012 DET $3,000,000
2011 TOR $2,750,000
2010 PIT $3,250,000
2009 CHA $6,000,000
2008 CHA $5,000,000
2007 KCA $5,000,000
2006 NYA $2,000,000
2005 OAK $4,750,000
2004 HOU $2,800,000
2003 HOU $1,600,000
2002 HOU $435,000
2001 HOU $305,000
2000 HOU $240,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$40,630,000
14 yrTotal$40,630,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 113 dDan Horwits1 year/$3.5M (2012), 2013 option

Details
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/9/11. 12:$3M, 13:$3.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. Detroit exercised 2013 option 10/30/12.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/3/11. 11:$2.75M, 12:$3.5M club option, $0.75M buyout. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/27/11. St. Louis declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2010), plus 2011 club option. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/21/10. 10:$3.25M, 11:$4.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. Option becomes mutual if traded. Performance bonuses based on GF. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/10. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Pittsburgh 9/18/10.
  • 2 years/$11M (2008-09). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/20/08. 08:$5M, 09:$6M.
  • 1 year/$5M (2007), plus 2008 player option. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/06. Option at $5.5M plus performance bonuses earned in 2007. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Kansas City 7/31/07.
  • 1 year/$2M (2006). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/05. $0.25M bonus when activated. Performance bonuses: $3M based on games, $2.5M based on GF.
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2005). Re-signed by Oakland 1/05 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2004). Re-signed by Oakland 1/04 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Houston 6/04.
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2003). Re-signed by Houston 1/03 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 60, 70 games.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Looking through the FA class of RP and SP, who are this year's Fernando Rodney, Hiroki Kuroda and Wei-Yun Chen?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Projecting relievers is a fool's errand, given the sample sizes involved and the variation in reliever usage from year to year. But I'm a fool, so allow me to take a stab at it. A few names that stand out as potential bargains are Jason Grilli, Joel Peralta, and Octavio Dotel - Dotel might be the Julio Franco of this generations relief pitchers.

On the jukebox: Guns N' Roses, "My Michelle" (Doug Thorburn)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Matt What are the chances of Matt Capps and Octavio Dotel remaining as closers all year and how do you think they will do? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, N.J.)
I never can guess when people are going to start and stop being closers. Both seem reasonably likely to keep their jobs, I guess? I wonder why Pittsburgh wouldn't want to keep Matt Capps under team control. That could be a bad sign. (Matt Swartz)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)In 3.3 innings, Octavio Dotel has 9 strikeouts and a pop-up. That 24.3 K/9 looks pretty cool.
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
April is the best sometimes. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneThey're talking about Bret Favre. During the World Series. The World Series! Can I get free agency updates during the Super Bowl? Because I'll really need to know where Octavio Dotel is in the middle of that. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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