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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 448 2542.7 140 146 0 4.70 8
Birth Date1-2-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age44 years, 9 months, 18 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1995 BOS MLB 8 3 22.7 1 2 0 29 5 19 4 106 11.5 2.0 1.6 7.5 0% .347 1.50 4.41 5.96 90 3.98 81.5 0.4
1996 BOS MLB 8 4 22.7 1 1 0 29 13 13 3 102 11.5 5.2 1.2 5.2 0% .338 1.85 5.67 7.54 107 6.38 125.9 -0.1
1997 BOS MLB 23 22 112.3 7 3 0 140 36 67 12 101 11.2 2.9 1.0 5.4 0% .333 1.57 4.40 5.69 107 5.98 124.4 -0.2
1998 ARI 0 13 13 66.0 1 7 0 82 21 39 12 95 11.2 2.9 1.6 5.3 0% .310 1.56 5.24 6.68 104 4.20 87.0 1.2
1998 KCA 0 4 1 12.7 0 0 0 9 1 12 1 104 6.4 0.7 0.7 8.5 0% .250 0.79 2.59 0.71 107 6.42 132.9 -0.1
1999 KCA MLB 32 32 208.7 10 12 0 222 62 103 28 100 9.6 2.7 1.2 4.4 0% .281 1.36 4.88 4.53 104 5.32 103.4 2.2
2000 KCA MLB 35 33 217.0 10 9 0 240 84 128 36 93 10.0 3.5 1.5 5.3 0% .294 1.49 5.45 4.94 108 6.11 117.5 0.5
2001 KCA MLB 34 34 218.3 10 14 0 227 74 120 26 103 9.4 3.1 1.1 4.9 0% .282 1.38 4.72 4.37 108 5.18 107.3 1.6
2002 KCA MLB 33 33 208.0 9 16 0 229 68 109 32 107 9.9 2.9 1.4 4.7 0% .283 1.43 5.09 5.32 116 6.55 140.6 -2.2
2003 BOS 0 11 10 63.0 3 4 0 70 20 32 12 104 10.0 2.9 1.7 4.6 0% .276 1.43 5.60 5.57 98 5.20 109.0 0.4
2003 PIT 0 21 21 141.0 10 7 0 147 31 78 11 102 9.4 2.0 0.7 5.0 0% .289 1.26 3.66 3.57 98 4.60 96.5 1.8
2004 SLN MLB 31 31 188.0 16 9 0 192 65 110 25 95 9.2 3.1 1.2 5.3 0% .277 1.37 4.67 4.16 104 5.20 107.3 1.2
2005 SLN MLB 32 32 194.3 16 10 0 206 63 114 24 101 9.5 2.9 1.1 5.3 0% .291 1.38 4.49 3.57 105 4.85 104.3 1.4
2006 SLN MLB 32 32 190.0 12 7 0 207 69 104 21 93 9.8 3.3 1.0 4.9 0% .293 1.45 4.66 4.12 106 5.16 105.2 1.4
2007 MIL MLB 34 34 206.7 12 12 0 243 68 114 18 104 10.6 3.0 0.8 5.0 0% .318 1.50 4.34 4.62 104 5.14 106.4 1.4
2008 MIL MLB 31 31 177.7 10 10 0 207 67 90 30 100 10.5 3.4 1.5 4.6 0% .301 1.54 5.48 4.96 115 5.84 124.7 -0.6
2009 MIL MLB 30 30 161.7 7 12 0 200 74 80 25 99 11.1 4.1 1.4 4.5 0% .314 1.69 5.65 5.29 117 6.51 139.6 -1.7
2010 MIL 0 15 2 31.0 0 2 0 50 12 18 4 95 14.5 3.5 1.2 5.2 0% .407 2.00 4.87 7.84 104 5.12 115.5 0.0
2010 SLN 0 15 13 70.3 3 6 0 80 25 33 9 89 10.2 3.2 1.2 4.2 0% .301 1.49 4.93 3.84 112 5.80 131.0 -0.5
2012 SDN MLB 6 6 30.7 2 3 0 34 13 7 4 94 10.0 3.8 1.2 2.1 0% .265 1.53 5.64 5.28 113 5.42 124.2 -0.1
1998 TOT MLB 17 14 78.7 1 7 0 91 22 51 13 97 10.4 2.5 1.5 5.8 0% .000 1.44 4.82 5.72 104 4.56 94.4 1.1
2003 TOT MLB 32 31 204.0 13 11 0 217 51 110 23 103 9.6 2.3 1.0 4.9 0% .000 1.31 4.26 4.19 98 4.79 100.3 2.2
2010 TOT MLB 30 15 101.3 3 8 0 130 37 51 13 90 11.5 3.3 1.2 4.5 0% .000 1.65 4.91 5.06 110 5.59 126.3 -0.5
CareerMLB4484172542.71401460284387113903379910.13.11.24.949%.2971.464.864.701085.49114.18.0

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-
1994 SAR A+ FSL 27 27 174.0 13 7 0 153 50 173 10 7.9 2.6 0.5 8.9 0% .000 1.17 2.81 3.26 0 0.00 0.0
1995 BOS MLB AL 8 3 22.7 1 2 0 29 5 19 4 106 11.5 2.0 1.6 7.5 0% .347 1.50 4.41 5.96 90 3.98 81.5
1995 TRN AA EAS 15 15 99.0 6 2 0 86 26 88 5 7.8 2.4 0.5 8.0 0% .000 1.13 2.90 2.36 0 0.00 0.0
1995 PAW AAA INT 7 7 45.7 2 3 0 50 9 32 9 9.8 1.8 1.8 6.3 0% .000 1.29 4.94 5.32 0 0.00 0.0
1996 BOS MLB AL 8 4 22.7 1 1 0 29 13 13 3 102 11.5 5.2 1.2 5.2 0% .338 1.85 5.67 7.54 107 6.38 125.9
1996 PAW AAA INT 22 22 145.3 10 6 0 130 25 142 16 8.1 1.5 1.0 8.8 0% .000 1.07 3.44 3.22 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BOS MLB AL 23 22 112.3 7 3 0 140 36 67 12 101 11.2 2.9 1.0 5.4 0% .333 1.57 4.40 5.69 107 5.98 124.4
1997 PAW AAA INT 9 9 60.7 5 1 0 51 15 40 7 7.6 2.2 1.0 5.9 0% .250 1.09 4.19 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
1998 ARI MLB NL 13 13 66.0 1 7 0 82 21 39 12 95 11.2 2.9 1.6 5.3 0% .310 1.56 5.24 6.68 104 4.20 87.0
1998 KCA MLB AL 4 1 12.7 0 0 0 9 1 12 1 104 6.4 0.7 0.7 8.5 0% .250 0.79 2.59 0.71 107 6.42 132.9
1998 TUC AAA PCL 13 12 67.0 4 3 0 75 17 62 4 10.1 2.3 0.5 8.3 0% -.845 1.37 3.29 3.63 0 0.00 0.0
1999 KCA MLB AL 32 32 208.7 10 12 0 222 62 103 28 100 9.6 2.7 1.2 4.4 0% .281 1.36 4.88 4.53 104 5.32 103.4
2000 KCA MLB AL 35 33 217.0 10 9 0 240 84 128 36 93 10.0 3.5 1.5 5.3 0% .294 1.49 5.45 4.94 108 6.11 117.5
2001 KCA MLB AL 34 34 218.3 10 14 0 227 74 120 26 103 9.4 3.1 1.1 4.9 0% .282 1.38 4.72 4.37 108 5.18 107.3
2002 KCA MLB AL 33 33 208.0 9 16 0 229 68 109 32 107 9.9 2.9 1.4 4.7 0% .283 1.43 5.09 5.32 116 6.55 140.6
2003 BOS MLB AL 11 10 63.0 3 4 0 70 20 32 12 104 10.0 2.9 1.7 4.6 0% .276 1.43 5.60 5.57 98 5.20 109.0
2003 PIT MLB NL 21 21 141.0 10 7 0 147 31 78 11 102 9.4 2.0 0.7 5.0 0% .289 1.26 3.66 3.57 98 4.60 96.5
2004 SLN MLB NL 31 31 188.0 16 9 0 192 65 110 25 95 9.2 3.1 1.2 5.3 0% .277 1.37 4.67 4.16 104 5.20 107.3
2005 SLN MLB NL 32 32 194.3 16 10 0 206 63 114 24 101 9.5 2.9 1.1 5.3 0% .291 1.38 4.49 3.57 105 4.85 104.3
2006 SLN MLB NL 32 32 190.0 12 7 0 207 69 104 21 93 9.8 3.3 1.0 4.9 0% .293 1.45 4.66 4.12 106 5.16 105.2
2007 MIL MLB NL 34 34 206.7 12 12 0 243 68 114 18 104 10.6 3.0 0.8 5.0 0% .318 1.50 4.34 4.62 104 5.14 106.4
2008 MIL MLB NL 31 31 177.7 10 10 0 207 67 90 30 100 10.5 3.4 1.5 4.6 0% .301 1.54 5.48 4.96 115 5.84 124.7
2009 MIL MLB NL 30 30 161.7 7 12 0 200 74 80 25 99 11.1 4.1 1.4 4.5 0% .314 1.69 5.65 5.29 117 6.51 139.6
2009 WIS A MDW 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 99 13.6 0.0 0.0 2.7 0% .357 1.52 3.02 10.91 108 7.01 147.6
2009 NAS AAA PCL 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 84 19.5 0.0 0.0 7.3 0% .500 2.16 1.83 12.16 86 7.11 149.6
2010 MIL MLB NL 15 2 31.0 0 2 0 50 12 18 4 95 14.5 3.5 1.2 5.2 0% .407 2.00 4.87 7.84 104 5.12 115.5
2010 SLN MLB NL 15 13 70.3 3 6 0 80 25 33 9 89 10.2 3.2 1.2 4.2 0% .301 1.49 4.93 3.84 112 5.80 131.0
2010 WIS A MDW 1 1 4.3 0 0 0 7 3 4 0 111 14.7 6.3 0.0 8.4 0% .500 2.33 3.83 2.09 0 0.00 0.0
2011 OMA AAA PCL 28 27 165.7 11 8 0 186 51 94 23 99 10.1 2.8 1.2 5.1 0% .298 1.43 5.46 4.78 107 4.31 88.1
2012 SDN MLB NL 6 6 30.7 2 3 0 34 13 7 4 94 10.0 3.8 1.2 2.1 0% .265 1.53 5.64 5.28 113 5.42 124.2
2012 TUC AAA PCL 2 2 6.7 0 1 0 17 3 2 0 94 23.0 4.1 0.0 2.7 0% .500 3.00 4.41 12.15 108 10.13 211.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2535 0.4635 0.4217 0.8513 0.6094 0.2596 0.9316 0.6884 0.1487
2009 2693 0.4545 0.4229 0.8560 0.6021 0.2737 0.9186 0.7413 0.1440
2010 1605 0.4579 0.4125 0.8429 0.6014 0.2529 0.9140 0.7000 0.1571
2012 496 0.4597 0.4194 0.8990 0.6009 0.2649 0.9343 0.8310 0.1010
Career73290.45870.42000.85440.60440.26370.92320.72000.1456

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
2012-03-18 2012-04-04 Camp 17 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -
2010-08-01 2010-09-01 15-DL 31 26 Right Groin Strain Mild -
2010-03-26 2010-04-15 15-DL 20 8 Neck Cartilage Injury Disc Injury -
2009-07-28 2009-08-25 15-DL 28 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-07-07 2008-07-22 15-DL 15 11 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-03-13 2008-03-13 Camp 0 0 Right Shoulder Contusion Batted Ball -
2007-05-05 2007-05-05 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
1996-08-25 1996-09-30 60-DL 36 32 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 MIL $12,750,000
2009 MIL $12,750,000
2008 MIL $8,000,000
2007 MIL $6,000,000
2006 SLN $4,000,000
2005 SLN $4,000,000
2004 SLN $1,000,000
2003 PIT $500,000
2002 KCA $3,800,000
2001 KCA $2,350,000
2000 KCA $1,450,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$56,600,000
11 yrTotal$56,600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 27 dLeventhal & Lapa1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/8/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/2/12. DFA by San Diego 6/1/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/24/11 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. Released by San Francisco 3/29/11.
  • 4 years/$42M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/06. $1M signing bonus. 07:$6M, 08:$8M, 09:$12.5M, 10:$12.5M, 11:$12.75M $2M buyout. Club exercised 2006 option 11/05.
  • 2 years/$6M (2004-05), plus 2006 club option. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/03. 04:$1M, 05:$4M, 06:$4M club option, $1M buyout.
  • 1 year/$1M (2003), plus $4M 04 club option, $0.5M buyout. 03:$0.5M, 04:$4M club option, $0.5M buyout. $0.8M in performance bonuses
  • 2 years/$6.5M (2001-02). $0.7M bonus (paid in two $0.35M payments). 01:$2M, 02:$3.8M. $0.15M in performance bonuses.
  • 99:$0.235M, 00:$1.45M

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
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which bobblehead in your extensive collection is your least favorite? Do you treat it differently than the others? Has this stunted its development? Do you feel badly about that?
(The Common Man from Parts Unknown)
Let's be clear. My bobblehead collection is merely a function of always attending Sunday afternoon games at Miller Park, when they give out the bobbles.

That said, the Chorizo bobblehead is clearly the best while the Jeff Suppan bobblehead hasn't even seen the light of day... (Larry Granillo)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)To borrow from Joe Morgan.. Kyle Davies has been consistently inconsistent throughout his career. When will the Royals decide to cut bait with him and could you see him latching on with another team?
(kcroyalsguy from KCMO)
Where have you gone, Joe Morgan? A blogosphere turns its lonely eyes to you. The Royals will bid Davies goodbye as soon as they have enough young pitching in the majors to avoid doing things like signing Jeff Suppan. That day could come as soon as next season, and I don't foresee a bright future for him after that. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Got a snap post-mortem on what went so wrong with St. Louis in the last month? I understand small sample size regression to the mean, but why so many regressions all at once, and why were none of them for the better?
(Bill from New Mexico)
They are a stars and scrubs roster, and when the stars struggle even a little bit, it is very tough to compete. Pitching Jeff Suppan more than zero times hurt, and not playing Rasmus everyday made little sense. I can't get on La Russa for all of this either, as his roster is complete with players like Brendan Ryan, Skip Schumaker, Jon Jay, Felipe Lopez, etc. The Cardinals, like the Mariners this year, needed to have a lot go right for them to have a great season; while everything went wrong with the Mariners, the Cards had some go right, enough to keep them in contention, but not enough to push them into the playoffs. (Eric Seidman)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you as excited as I am with the Brewers recent infusion of bullpen talent?
(Jeff from Topanga)
I think it's a matter of relative improvement. The Brewers have been getting by for so long by retreading journeymen--Brian Shouse, Todd Coffey, Claudio Vargas, Mark DiFelice--that seeing actual upside-oriented prospects like Axford or Braddock enter the picture certainly brings new meaning to the term 'sweet relief.' How effective they are is something we'll have to see, but it all beats Jeff Suppan. Not that everything doesn't beat Jeff Suppan, but you know what I mean. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-05 15:30:00 (link to chat)Just got a tweet that Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder would like to have a word with you regarding your comments about the Cubs. Why is it more likely that they and their buddies will crater than that the Cubs will continuing being what they've been?
(Bill from New Mexico)
In my opinion, the Cardinals need every single start from Chris Carpenter from here on out to have a fighting chance at the playoffs. And as far as the Brewers go, I mentioned earlier that acquiring a top-tier pitcher might actually put them ahead of the Cubs. But I get a bit wary when I see that four of their five rotation spots are filled by the underachieving Dave Bush, back-end extraordinaire Braden Looper, the disappointing Manny Parra, and the hang-it-up-already Jeff Suppan. (Eric Seidman)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, what is your initial reaction to Braden Looper going to Milwaukee?
(John from Fiji)
Jeff Suppan 2.0 should be able to give them a moderate number of winnable ballgames. It won't be enough to put them in better shape for the NL Wild Card. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)other pitchers availible are, Dontrelle Willis,Ted Lilly,Francisco Liriano, Tom Gorzelanny, Ubaldo Jiménez, Jarrod Washburn, Jeff Suppan, Jamie Moyer, Shawn Chacón, Shawn Hill, Kevin Millwood, Andy Sonnanstine, See anything in there you like better the Hughes?
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
Sonnanstine's intriguing. Lilly's using the wrong pitches, from what I can tell. I like Gorzelanny, but I'd like him more if he'd stop hurting my own team's numbers. I'd take Sonnanstine for now, honestly. Phil Hughes is all kinds of messed up at the moment.

Sonnanstine's using a cutter more this year, probably to offset the number of fastballs in the zone hitters knew were coming in '07. It hasn't helped his strikeout rate, but he's lowered the number of base hits he's allowing. That's a tough crowd of FA, I'll give you that... (Marc Normandin)


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