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Keith Foulke PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 619 786.7 41 37 191 3.33 17.2
Birth Date10-19-1972
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age45 years, 9 months, 1 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
1997 CHA 0 16 0 28.7 3 0 3 28 5 21 4 .261 95 8.8 1.6 1.3 6.6 40% .276 .249 1.15 4.01 3.45 104 5.16 107.3 0.1
1997 SFN 0 11 8 44.7 1 5 0 60 18 33 9 .267 96 12.1 3.6 1.8 6.6 46% .352 .314 1.75 5.69 8.26 105 5.59 116.4 -0.0
1998 CHA MLB 54 0 65.3 3 2 1 51 20 57 9 .265 100 7.0 2.8 1.2 7.9 38% .237 .228 1.09 4.37 4.13 87 2.95 61.2 1.7
1999 CHA MLB 67 0 105.3 3 3 9 72 21 123 11 .263 99 6.2 1.8 0.9 10.5 36% .241 .190 0.88 2.90 2.22 51 2.50 48.6 3.5
2000 CHA MLB 72 0 88.0 3 1 34 66 22 91 9 .267 96 6.8 2.2 0.9 9.3 39% .252 .206 1.00 3.30 2.97 60 3.09 59.5 2.4
2001 CHA MLB 72 0 81.0 4 9 42 57 22 75 3 .261 104 6.3 2.4 0.3 8.3 39% .252 .191 0.98 2.83 2.33 78 3.55 73.6 1.6
2002 CHA MLB 65 0 77.7 2 4 11 65 13 58 7 .262 101 7.5 1.5 0.8 6.7 45% .257 .207 1.00 3.31 2.90 84 3.67 78.7 1.5
2003 OAK MLB 72 0 86.7 9 1 43 57 20 88 10 .261 94 5.9 2.1 1.0 9.1 30% .221 .210 0.89 3.49 2.08 68 2.62 54.9 2.7
2004 BOS MLB 72 0 83.0 5 3 32 63 15 79 8 .261 111 6.8 1.6 0.9 8.6 35% .244 .204 0.94 3.26 2.17 74 2.76 57.0 2.6
2005 BOS MLB 43 0 45.7 5 5 15 53 18 34 8 .265 107 10.4 3.5 1.6 6.7 28% .310 .283 1.55 5.34 5.91 102 5.31 114.3 0.1
2006 BOS MLB 44 0 49.7 3 1 0 52 7 36 9 .259 107 9.4 1.3 1.6 6.5 24% .285 .255 1.19 4.63 4.35 89 3.82 77.7 1.0
2008 OAK MLB 31 0 31.0 0 3 1 28 13 23 7 .262 98 8.1 3.8 2.0 6.7 33% .236 .283 1.32 5.96 4.06 112 6.04 128.8 -0.2
1997 TOT MLB 27 8 73.3 4 5 3 88 23 54 13 .265 96 10.8 2.8 1.6 6.6 44% .323 .291 1.51 5.03 6.38 105 5.42 112.8 0.1
CareerMLB6198786.7413719165219471894.2631017.52.21.18.236%.259.2251.083.773.33793.5072.217.2

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.
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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-
1994 EVE A- 4 4 19.3 2 0 0 17 3 22 0 .000 7.9 1.4 0.0 10.3 0% .000 .000 1.04 1.73 0.93 0 0.00 0.0
1995 SJO A+ 28 26 177.3 13 6 0 166 32 168 16 .000 8.4 1.6 0.8 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.12 3.35 3.50 0 0.00 0.0
1996 SHV AA 27 27 182.7 12 7 0 149 35 129 16 .000 7.3 1.7 0.8 6.4 0% .000 .000 1.01 3.56 2.76 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CHA MLB 16 0 28.7 3 0 3 28 5 21 4 .261 95 8.8 1.6 1.3 6.6 40% .276 .249 1.15 4.01 3.45 104 5.16 107.3
1997 SFN MLB 11 8 44.7 1 5 0 60 18 33 9 .267 96 12.1 3.6 1.8 6.6 46% .352 .314 1.75 5.69 8.26 105 5.59 116.4
1997 NAS AAA 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 8 0 4 1 .000 15.3 0.0 1.9 7.7 0% .467 .000 1.70 4.02 5.74 0 0.00 0.0
1997 PHX AAA 12 12 76.0 5 4 0 79 15 54 11 .000 9.4 1.8 1.3 6.4 0% .289 .000 1.24 5.16 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
1998 CHA MLB 54 0 65.3 3 2 1 51 20 57 9 .265 100 7.0 2.8 1.2 7.9 38% .237 .228 1.09 4.37 4.13 87 2.95 61.2
1999 CHA MLB 67 0 105.3 3 3 9 72 21 123 11 .263 99 6.2 1.8 0.9 10.5 36% .241 .190 0.88 2.90 2.22 51 2.50 48.6
2000 CHA MLB 72 0 88.0 3 1 34 66 22 91 9 .267 96 6.8 2.2 0.9 9.3 39% .252 .206 1.00 3.30 2.97 60 3.09 59.5
2001 CHA MLB 72 0 81.0 4 9 42 57 22 75 3 .261 104 6.3 2.4 0.3 8.3 39% .252 .191 0.98 2.83 2.33 78 3.55 73.6
2002 CHA MLB 65 0 77.7 2 4 11 65 13 58 7 .262 101 7.5 1.5 0.8 6.7 45% .257 .207 1.00 3.31 2.90 84 3.67 78.7
2003 OAK MLB 72 0 86.7 9 1 43 57 20 88 10 .261 94 5.9 2.1 1.0 9.1 30% .221 .210 0.89 3.49 2.08 68 2.62 54.9
2004 BOS MLB 72 0 83.0 5 3 32 63 15 79 8 .261 111 6.8 1.6 0.9 8.6 35% .244 .204 0.94 3.26 2.17 74 2.76 57.0
2005 BOS MLB 43 0 45.7 5 5 15 53 18 34 8 .265 107 10.4 3.5 1.6 6.7 28% .310 .283 1.55 5.34 5.91 102 5.31 114.3
2005 LOW A- 3 0 3.7 0 0 0 8 1 5 0 .265 105 19.5 2.4 0.0 12.2 43% .571 .317 2.43 1.52 7.30 0 0.00 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 44 0 49.7 3 1 0 52 7 36 9 .259 107 9.4 1.3 1.6 6.5 24% .285 .255 1.19 4.63 4.35 89 3.82 77.7
2006 LOW A- 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244 93 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 -.009 0.00 1.30 0.00 99 0.00 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 4 2 5.1 0 1 0 4 4 5 0 .266 98 7.1 7.1 0.0 8.8 23% .308 .291 1.57 3.47 1.76 102 4.95 107.5
2008 OAK MLB 31 0 31.0 0 3 1 28 13 23 7 .262 98 8.1 3.8 2.0 6.7 33% .236 .283 1.32 5.96 4.06 112 6.04 128.8
2008 STO A+ 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .238 98 9.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 29% .167 .293 1.00 9.27 4.50 104 5.40 104.9
2008 SAC AAA 4 1 6.3 0 0 0 12 0 7 3 .266 100 17.1 0.0 4.3 10.0 35% .450 .368 1.90 7.45 12.86 90 5.12 95.2
2008 ATH Rk 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .255 100 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 100% .500 .231 2.00 5.07 0.00 93 2.49 44.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 503 0.4592 0.4274 0.8419 0.5931 0.2868 0.9124 0.7179 0.1581
Career5030.45920.42740.84190.59310.28680.91240.71790.1581

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
2008-07-03 2008-08-30 15-DL 58 51 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-04-11 2008-05-09 15-DL 28 26 Neck Tightness -
2006-06-12 2006-08-18 15-DL 67 58 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2005-07-04 2005-09-01 15-DL 59 51 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 2005-07-07
1998-08-28 1998-09-29 15-DL 32 30 Right Shoulder Surgery Bone Spur and Frayed Rotator Cuff 1998-09-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 OAK $700,000
2006 BOS $7,250,000
2005 BOS $7,000,000
2004 BOS $3,000,000
2003 OAK $6,000,000
2002 CHA $4,000,000
2001 CHA $3,100,000
2000 CHA $375,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$31,425,000
8 yrTotal$31,425,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 94 dDan Horwitz1 yr/$0.7M (08)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CLE/ret 2/8/08, 1 year/$0.7M (08)
  • $0.5M in roster bonus, $2M in performance bonus (G,games finished)
  • retired 2/07 signed as a free agent from BOS 1/07, 1 year/$5M (07)+$5M 08 mutual option (increase based on 07 pay with bonuses
  • $2M in performance bonus (games finished)
  • cl/player opts declined 11/06
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 12/03, 3 year/$20.25M (04-06)+07 opt, $1.5M signing bonus, 04:$3M, 05:$7M, 06:$7.25M, 07 option may be vesting (45 games each 04-06, or 95 games 05-06), club ($7.5M/$1.5M buyout - $7.75M with 53 games finished 06) or player ($3.75M)
  • acquired in trade from CWS 11/02
  • $15K All Star bonuses
  • 2 year/$10M (02-03) 02:$4M, 03:$6M
  • arbitration-eligible won arbitration bef 01 ($3.1M-$2.2M) FA after 03

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)What's it mean when a pitcher is called a "shortarmer"?
(Callie Fornya from Ocean)
Short-armer or short arm action refers to the movement of the arm on the back end of a pitcher's mechanics, right after he breaks his hands out of the glove and takes the ball back. Keith Foulke was one of the best examples of a guy who had success with this type of arm action. Look at where his arm is here:

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/PF/05FoulkeKeith01.jpg

Compare that to this picture of Dwight Gooden:

http://www.pitching.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Mets-phenon-Dwight-Gooden-no-long-toss-no-weight-training.jpg (Jeff Moore)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the league figure out Oki? Or was he just luckier last year?
(Trieu from Cambridge, MA)
Okajima pitches like he's tired this year. I think the Sox may have overworked him Keith Foulke style last year, because his pitches just don't look as terrifying, and hitters aren't reacting the same way as they did before. (Marc Normandin)


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