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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 908 944.7 46 61 187 4.31 7.2
Birth Date10-2-1970
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age49 years, 0 months, 17 days
BatsR
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
1993 MIN MLB 19 16 94.7 3 8 0 123 36 46 13 99 11.7 3.4 1.2 4.4 0% .333 1.68 4.97 6.18 122 6.23 134.3 -0.7
1994 MIN MLB 4 4 17.0 0 2 0 26 4 8 3 102 13.8 2.1 1.6 4.2 0% .348 1.76 5.25 8.47 119 7.00 141.1 -0.2
1995 MIN MLB 51 5 91.3 4 9 2 99 45 71 13 103 9.8 4.4 1.3 7.0 0% .306 1.58 4.91 5.12 118 6.20 126.9 -0.7
1996 MIN MLB 83 0 73.7 6 5 4 61 33 74 12 103 7.5 4.0 1.5 9.0 0% .257 1.28 4.82 5.25 102 4.45 87.7 0.9
1997 MIN MLB 69 0 46.0 0 4 1 45 17 54 7 98 8.8 3.3 1.4 10.6 0% .314 1.35 4.01 3.91 93 3.73 77.5 0.8
1998 MIN MLB 79 0 65.7 3 1 0 66 28 53 10 100 9.0 3.8 1.4 7.3 0% .287 1.43 4.86 4.52 109 5.38 111.5 0.0
1999 MIN MLB 63 0 48.0 2 5 2 37 25 50 6 100 6.9 4.7 1.1 9.4 0% .272 1.29 4.42 4.50 101 4.70 91.3 0.5
2000 MIN MLB 70 0 61.7 7 4 9 55 25 52 14 88 8.0 3.6 2.0 7.6 0% .241 1.30 5.75 3.94 112 5.87 113.0 -0.1
2001 MIN MLB 67 0 66.7 7 1 12 47 23 67 5 100 6.3 3.1 0.7 9.0 0% .241 1.05 3.14 3.51 91 3.25 67.4 1.6
2002 MIN MLB 68 0 67.7 1 3 45 53 18 70 9 97 7.0 2.4 1.2 9.3 0% .256 1.05 3.55 2.93 77 2.62 56.1 2.1
2003 MIN MLB 66 0 65.3 3 5 41 50 14 60 7 99 6.9 1.9 1.0 8.3 0% .240 0.98 3.29 2.89 90 3.12 65.3 1.6
2004 SEA MLB 41 0 45.3 2 2 18 31 14 45 8 102 6.2 2.8 1.6 8.9 0% .213 0.99 4.45 2.78 96 3.91 80.7 0.8
2005 SEA MLB 58 0 56.3 2 3 36 52 15 48 7 97 8.3 2.4 1.1 7.7 0% .268 1.19 3.75 2.72 92 3.38 72.8 1.3
2006 CIN 0 15 0 14.0 0 0 8 15 2 17 2 99 9.6 1.3 1.3 10.9 0% .361 1.21 3.17 1.29 93 4.29 87.3 0.2
2006 SEA 0 28 0 23.0 1 3 5 29 11 22 8 101 11.3 4.3 3.1 8.6 0% .313 1.74 7.23 5.48 90 3.86 78.5 0.5
2007 CIN MLB 15 0 13.7 0 0 0 16 4 8 2 103 10.5 2.6 1.3 5.3 0% .298 1.46 5.00 7.24 137 9.08 187.8 -0.5
2008 MIN 0 9 0 7.0 1 1 0 12 2 5 1 97 15.4 2.6 1.3 6.4 0% .440 2.00 4.44 7.71 92 3.11 66.4 0.2
2008 TEX 0 55 0 49.3 3 3 4 38 17 28 3 114 6.9 3.1 0.5 5.1 0% .240 1.11 3.84 3.65 127 6.70 142.9 -0.7
2009 TEX MLB 48 0 38.3 1 2 0 39 15 20 8 107 9.2 3.5 1.9 4.7 0% .256 1.41 6.13 4.46 118 6.08 130.3 -0.4
2006 TOT MLB 43 0 37.0 1 3 13 44 13 39 10 100 10.7 3.2 2.4 9.5 0% .000 1.54 5.69 3.89 91 4.02 81.8 0.7
2008 TOT MLB 64 0 56.3 4 4 4 50 19 33 4 112 8.0 3.0 0.6 5.3 0% .000 1.22 3.92 4.15 122 6.25 133.4 -0.5
CareerMLB90825944.746611878943487981381008.53.31.37.633%.2791.314.494.311054.8099.37.2

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-
1991 ELZ Rk APL 14 13 92.0 8 4 0 67 31 106 5 6.6 3.0 0.5 10.4 0% .000 1.07 2.60 1.86 0 0.00 0.0
1992 KEN A MDW 18 18 101.0 5 10 0 106 30 103 5 9.4 2.7 0.4 9.2 0% .000 1.35 2.65 4.37 0 0.00 0.0
1992 VIS A+ CLF 7 7 49.3 7 0 0 47 10 39 1 8.6 1.8 0.2 7.1 0% .000 1.16 2.70 1.64 0 0.00 0.0
1993 MIN MLB AL 19 16 94.7 3 8 0 123 36 46 13 99 11.7 3.4 1.2 4.4 0% .333 1.68 4.97 6.18 122 6.23 134.3
1993 NAA AA SOU 10 10 65.3 4 0 0 53 10 57 1 7.3 1.4 0.1 7.9 0% .000 0.96 2.09 1.24 0 0.00 0.0
1994 MIN MLB AL 4 4 17.0 0 2 0 26 4 8 3 102 13.8 2.1 1.6 4.2 0% .348 1.76 5.25 8.47 119 7.00 141.1
1994 SLC AAA PCL 24 24 151.0 12 7 0 171 51 87 23 10.2 3.0 1.4 5.2 0% .000 1.47 5.78 4.83 0 0.00 0.0
1995 MIN MLB AL 51 5 91.3 4 9 2 99 45 71 13 103 9.8 4.4 1.3 7.0 0% .306 1.58 4.91 5.12 118 6.20 126.9
1996 MIN MLB AL 83 0 73.7 6 5 4 61 33 74 12 103 7.5 4.0 1.5 9.0 0% .257 1.28 4.82 5.25 102 4.45 87.7
1997 MIN MLB AL 69 0 46.0 0 4 1 45 17 54 7 98 8.8 3.3 1.4 10.6 0% .314 1.35 4.01 3.91 93 3.73 77.5
1998 MIN MLB AL 79 0 65.7 3 1 0 66 28 53 10 100 9.0 3.8 1.4 7.3 0% .287 1.43 4.86 4.52 109 5.38 111.5
1999 MIN MLB AL 63 0 48.0 2 5 2 37 25 50 6 100 6.9 4.7 1.1 9.4 0% .272 1.29 4.42 4.50 101 4.70 91.3
1999 NBR AA EAS 3 0 4.7 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 5.7 0.0 0.0 9.6 0% -.600 0.64 1.14 1.91 0 0.00 0.0
2000 MIN MLB AL 70 0 61.7 7 4 9 55 25 52 14 88 8.0 3.6 2.0 7.6 0% .241 1.30 5.75 3.94 112 5.87 113.0
2001 MIN MLB AL 67 0 66.7 7 1 12 47 23 67 5 100 6.3 3.1 0.7 9.0 0% .241 1.05 3.14 3.51 91 3.25 67.4
2002 MIN MLB AL 68 0 67.7 1 3 45 53 18 70 9 97 7.0 2.4 1.2 9.3 0% .256 1.05 3.55 2.93 77 2.62 56.1
2003 MIN MLB AL 66 0 65.3 3 5 41 50 14 60 7 99 6.9 1.9 1.0 8.3 0% .240 0.98 3.29 2.89 90 3.12 65.3
2004 SEA MLB AL 41 0 45.3 2 2 18 31 14 45 8 102 6.2 2.8 1.6 8.9 0% .213 0.99 4.45 2.78 96 3.91 80.7
2005 SEA MLB AL 58 0 56.3 2 3 36 52 15 48 7 97 8.3 2.4 1.1 7.7 0% .268 1.19 3.75 2.72 92 3.38 72.8
2006 CIN MLB NL 15 0 14.0 0 0 8 15 2 17 2 99 9.6 1.3 1.3 10.9 0% .361 1.21 3.17 1.29 93 4.29 87.3
2006 SEA MLB AL 28 0 23.0 1 3 5 29 11 22 8 101 11.3 4.3 3.1 8.6 0% .313 1.74 7.23 5.48 90 3.86 78.5
2007 CIN MLB NL 15 0 13.7 0 0 0 16 4 8 2 103 10.5 2.6 1.3 5.3 0% .298 1.46 5.00 7.24 137 9.08 187.8
2007 DYT A MDW 3 0 3.0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 97 6.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .250 0.67 1.29 0.00 88 4.22 86.6
2007 LOU AAA INT 9 0 8.0 0 0 0 11 4 3 2 82 12.4 4.5 2.3 3.4 0% .310 1.88 7.17 4.50 142 7.01 143.8
2008 MIN MLB AL 9 0 7.0 1 1 0 12 2 5 1 97 15.4 2.6 1.3 6.4 0% .440 2.00 4.44 7.71 92 3.11 66.4
2008 TEX MLB AL 55 0 49.3 3 3 4 38 17 28 3 114 6.9 3.1 0.5 5.1 0% .240 1.11 3.84 3.65 127 6.70 142.9
2009 TEX MLB AL 48 0 38.3 1 2 0 39 15 20 8 107 9.2 3.5 1.9 4.7 0% .256 1.41 6.13 4.46 118 6.08 130.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 921 0.5375 0.4669 0.8465 0.6444 0.2606 0.8621 0.8018 0.1535
2009 704 0.5483 0.4773 0.8452 0.6917 0.2170 0.8689 0.7536 0.1548
Career16250.54220.47140.84590.66490.24170.86500.78090.1541

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
2009-08-15 2009-09-05 15-DL 21 20 Left Knee Inflammation -
2009-03-13 2009-03-25 Camp 12 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2009-02-27 2009-03-07 Camp 8 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-07-01 2008-07-04 DTD 3 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-06-22 2008-06-22 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-04-05 2008-04-25 15-DL 20 19 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-03-13 2008-03-28 Camp 15 0 Left Knee Strain -
2007-04-01 2007-08-07 60-DL 128 111 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-08
2006-08-20 2006-10-01 15-DL 42 38 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-08
2006-06-24 2006-06-24 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2005-02-25 2005-04-04 Camp 38 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-08-23 2004-08-23 On-Alr 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-08-23
2004-08-01 2004-10-04 60-DL 64 59 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2004-04-05 2004-04-10 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2004-03-05 2004-03-06 Camp 1 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2001-06-05 2001-06-20 15-DL 15 13 Left Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
1999-05-22 1999-06-28 15-DL 37 33 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 TEX $1,000,000
2008 TEX $2,000,000
2007 CIN $500,000
2006 SEA $6,250,000
2005 SEA $6,250,000
2004 SEA $4,000,000
2003 MIN $2,700,000
2002 MIN $1,800,000
2001 MIN $1,800,000
2000 MIN $875,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$27,175,000
10 yrTotal$27,175,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 141 dKevin Kohler

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/27/09 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$1M (2009). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/3/09 (minor-league contract). salary of $1M on 40-man roster. $2.5M in performance bonuses ($0.1M each for 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 games. $0.2M for 35 GF, $0.3M for 40 GF. $0.4M for 45 GF. $0.5M for 50 GF. $0.6M for 55 GF). Assignment bonuses if traded: No bonus if traded to AL West or NL West club. $0.1M bonus if traded to AL Central or NL Central club. $0.25M bonus if traded to AL East or NL East club. $0.5M bonus if traded to 1 of 4 clubs designated by Guardado. Contract purchased by Texas 4/5/09.
  • 1 year/$2M (2008). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/11/08. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 GF. $0.35M each for 50, 55 GF. $0.4M each for 60, 65 GF. $0.25M each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games. Assignment bonus: $0.25M for trade to AL East or NL East (each time), $0.1M each for trade to AL Central or AL Central (each time). Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Texas 8/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2007), plus 2008 club option. Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract). 07: $0.5M on major-league roster, 08:$3M club option. $1.4M in roster bonuses, $1.2M in performance bonuses. 2008 option may increase to as much as $7M based on 2007 statistics. Contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/07. Cincinnati declined $3.5M 2008 option 10/31/07.
  • 1 year/$4M (2004), plus 2005, 2006 options. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/03. 04:$4M, 05:$6M club option or $4M player option, 06:$6.25M club option or $4.25M player option. $1M annually in performance bonuses based on GF. Limited no-trade clause allowing Guardado to block deals to 10 clubs, including Boston &
  • both New York teams. Guardado exercised $4M 2005 player option 11/04. Seattle exercised $6.25M club option 11/05. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 7/06, with Mariners paying about $2.5M of remaining 2006 salary.
  • 2 years/$3.6M (2001-02), plus 2003 option. Re-signed by Minnesota. 01:$1.8M, 02:$1.8M, 03:$2.7M club option or $1.4M player option. Option exercised 10/02.

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
2019-03-14 15:00:00 (link to chat)How excited are you for Chris Paddack? What's a realistic ceiling assuming the breaking ball doesn't develop further? Also, how hard is it to develop an effective breaking pitch, and what are the parts of that process that are intrinsic vs those that are learnable/teachable?
(jgaztambide from Louisville)
As already stated earlier in this Baseball Prospectus Chat I am very excited about the Padres this year, and thus very excited for Chris Paddack. San Diego should be a huge baseball town, and is easily the best city in California.

That said, the development of an effective breaking pitch is a fun insight into the inner guts of the game. The short answer to your question, and the one that will sound like a cop out but is the truth: The process is as unique as the pitcher in question. Some pitchers learn pitches from a conversation with a teammate and a few months practice (a la Eddie Guardado teaching JJ Putz his death splitter while teammates in Seattle). For others, an extreme case being Trevor Bauer, pitch refinement and advancement is a science and data-specific process that involves hours and hours looking at numbers and slow motion video. While current trends are definitely going towards the latter model, baseball is a human sport, and that means the former will always be at least a sizable part of the equation. (Nathan Bishop)
2018-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite member of the 2002 Minnesota Twins aka THE BAND?!?
(Tommy Melrose from Gleeman's Mom's House)
1. Johan Santana
2. Bobby Kielty
3. Torii Hunter
4. Corey Koskie
5. Matthew LeCroy
6. Eddie Guardado
7. Brad Radke
...
42. Luis Rivas (Aaron Gleeman)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Looks like Florida and Milwaukee have inquired about both Gerald Laird and Eddie Guardado. Any chance of a deal going down with both players getting packaged to one of those teams? What could the Rangers expect in return?
(jsmoore from dallas)
I think the Rangers would get a decen three-player mix of a couple guys who could help now and someone in the future. (John Perrotto)


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