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Portrait of Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte PYankees

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
22 531 3316 256 153 0 3.85 62.2
Birth Date6-15-1972
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age45 years, 8 months, 5 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1995 NYA MLB 31 26 175.0 12 9 0 183 63 114 15 .260 102 9.4 3.2 0.8 5.9 46% .304 .253 1.41 4.04 4.17 95 4.55 93.2 2.5
1996 NYA MLB 35 34 221.0 21 8 0 229 72 162 23 .268 100 9.3 2.9 0.9 6.6 55% .308 .246 1.36 4.15 3.87 87 4.16 82.1 4.6
1997 NYA MLB 35 35 240.3 18 7 0 233 65 166 7 .260 95 8.7 2.4 0.3 6.2 55% .303 .228 1.24 2.99 2.88 88 3.93 81.7 5.1
1998 NYA MLB 33 32 216.3 16 11 0 226 87 146 20 .264 94 9.4 3.6 0.8 6.1 55% .306 .258 1.45 4.36 4.24 105 4.82 100.0 2.5
1999 NYA MLB 31 31 191.7 14 11 0 216 89 121 20 .259 97 10.1 4.2 0.9 5.7 54% .317 .270 1.59 4.72 4.70 108 5.58 108.5 1.5
2000 NYA MLB 32 32 204.7 19 9 0 219 80 125 17 .268 92 9.6 3.5 0.7 5.5 60% .298 .259 1.46 4.31 4.35 97 4.57 88.0 3.8
2001 NYA MLB 31 31 200.7 15 10 0 224 41 164 14 .261 95 10.0 1.8 0.6 7.4 57% .332 .254 1.32 3.07 3.99 80 3.36 69.6 5.4
2002 NYA MLB 22 22 134.7 13 5 0 144 32 97 6 .252 97 9.6 2.1 0.4 6.5 53% .320 .248 1.31 2.99 3.27 90 4.11 88.2 2.3
2003 NYA MLB 33 33 208.3 21 8 0 227 50 180 21 .263 98 9.8 2.2 0.9 7.8 53% .320 .256 1.33 3.41 4.02 79 3.06 64.2 6.2
2004 HOU MLB 15 15 83.0 6 4 0 71 31 79 8 .253 94 7.7 3.4 0.9 8.6 53% .276 .234 1.23 3.41 3.90 87 2.99 61.8 2.5
2005 HOU MLB 33 33 222.3 17 9 0 188 41 171 17 .258 99 7.6 1.7 0.7 6.9 52% .266 .213 1.03 3.03 2.39 82 2.75 59.2 6.9
2006 HOU MLB 36 35 214.3 14 13 0 238 70 178 27 .258 95 10.0 2.9 1.1 7.5 51% .324 .263 1.44 4.09 4.20 95 4.65 94.8 2.7
2007 NYA MLB 36 34 215.3 15 9 0 238 69 141 16 .264 102 9.9 2.9 0.7 5.9 50% .322 .256 1.43 3.93 4.05 91 3.69 76.5 4.8
2008 NYA MLB 33 33 204.0 14 14 0 233 55 158 19 .259 103 10.3 2.4 0.8 7.0 52% .333 .263 1.41 3.73 4.54 90 4.21 89.8 3.0
2009 NYA MLB 32 32 194.7 14 8 0 193 76 148 20 .262 110 8.9 3.5 0.9 6.8 44% .295 .247 1.38 4.18 4.16 97 3.73 80.1 4.0
2010 NYA MLB 21 21 129.0 11 3 0 123 41 101 13 .258 113 8.6 2.9 0.9 7.0 46% .291 .238 1.27 3.81 3.28 97 3.59 81.0 2.5
2012 NYA MLB 12 12 75.3 5 4 0 65 21 69 8 .253 102 7.8 2.5 1.0 8.2 56% .278 .230 1.14 3.42 2.87 106 3.93 90.0 1.1
2013 NYA MLB 30 30 185.3 11 11 0 198 48 128 17 .267 100 9.6 2.3 0.8 6.2 48% .308 .265 1.33 3.72 3.74 106 4.51 107.9 1.0
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Statistics for All Levels

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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-
1991 ONE A- 6 6 33.0 2 2 0 33 16 32 1 .000 9.0 4.4 0.3 8.7 0% .000 .000 1.48 3.06 2.18 0 0.00 0.0
1992 GRB A 27 27 168.0 10 4 0 141 55 130 4 .000 7.6 2.9 0.2 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.17 2.69 2.20 0 0.00 0.0
1993 POT A+ 26 26 159.7 11 9 0 146 47 129 7 .000 8.2 2.6 0.4 7.3 0% .000 .000 1.21 2.98 3.61 0 0.00 0.0
1993 ABY AA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 .000 9.0 3.6 0.0 10.8 0% .000 .000 1.40 1.97 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
1994 ABY AA 11 11 73.0 7 2 0 60 18 50 5 .000 7.4 2.2 0.6 6.2 0% .000 .000 1.07 3.43 2.71 0 0.00 0.0
1994 COH AAA 16 16 96.7 7 2 0 101 21 61 3 .000 9.4 2.0 0.3 5.7 0% .000 .000 1.26 2.85 2.98 0 0.00 0.0
1995 NYA MLB 31 26 175.0 12 9 0 183 63 114 15 .260 102 9.4 3.2 0.8 5.9 46% .304 .253 1.41 4.04 4.17 95 4.55 93.2
1995 COH AAA 2 2 11.7 0 0 0 7 0 8 0 .000 5.4 0.0 0.0 6.2 0% .000 .000 0.60 1.82 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1996 NYA MLB 35 34 221.0 21 8 0 229 72 162 23 .268 100 9.3 2.9 0.9 6.6 55% .308 .246 1.36 4.15 3.87 87 4.16 82.1
1997 NYA MLB 35 35 240.3 18 7 0 233 65 166 7 .260 95 8.7 2.4 0.3 6.2 55% .303 .228 1.24 2.99 2.88 88 3.93 81.7
1998 NYA MLB 33 32 216.3 16 11 0 226 87 146 20 .264 94 9.4 3.6 0.8 6.1 55% .306 .258 1.45 4.36 4.24 105 4.82 100.0
1999 NYA MLB 31 31 191.7 14 11 0 216 89 121 20 .259 97 10.1 4.2 0.9 5.7 54% .317 .270 1.59 4.72 4.70 108 5.58 108.5
1999 TAM A+ 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 2 8 0 .000 7.2 3.6 0.0 14.4 0% -.400 .000 1.20 1.42 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 32 32 204.7 19 9 0 219 80 125 17 .268 92 9.6 3.5 0.7 5.5 60% .298 .259 1.46 4.31 4.35 97 4.57 88.0
2001 NYA MLB 31 31 200.7 15 10 0 224 41 164 14 .261 95 10.0 1.8 0.6 7.4 57% .332 .254 1.32 3.07 3.99 80 3.36 69.6
2002 NYA MLB 22 22 134.7 13 5 0 144 32 97 6 .252 97 9.6 2.1 0.4 6.5 53% .320 .248 1.31 2.99 3.27 90 4.11 88.2
2002 TAM A+ 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 .000 5.4 0.0 0.0 7.2 0% .214 .000 0.60 1.57 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 NRW AA 1 1 6.3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 .000 2.9 0.0 0.0 7.1 0% .125 .000 0.32 1.59 1.43 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 33 33 208.3 21 8 0 227 50 180 21 .263 98 9.8 2.2 0.9 7.8 53% .320 .256 1.33 3.41 4.02 79 3.06 64.2
2004 HOU MLB 15 15 83.0 6 4 0 71 31 79 8 .253 94 7.7 3.4 0.9 8.6 53% .276 .234 1.23 3.41 3.90 87 2.99 61.8
2004 ROU AA 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 4 2 9 1 .000 4.5 2.2 1.1 10.1 0% .158 .000 0.75 3.54 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HOU MLB 33 33 222.3 17 9 0 188 41 171 17 .258 99 7.6 1.7 0.7 6.9 52% .266 .213 1.03 3.03 2.39 82 2.75 59.2
2006 HOU MLB 36 35 214.3 14 13 0 238 70 178 27 .258 95 10.0 2.9 1.1 7.5 51% .324 .263 1.44 4.09 4.20 95 4.65 94.8
2007 NYA MLB 36 34 215.3 15 9 0 238 69 141 16 .264 102 9.9 2.9 0.7 5.9 50% .322 .256 1.43 3.93 4.05 91 3.69 76.5
2008 NYA MLB 33 33 204.0 14 14 0 233 55 158 19 .259 103 10.3 2.4 0.8 7.0 52% .333 .263 1.41 3.73 4.54 90 4.21 89.8
2009 NYA MLB 32 32 194.7 14 8 0 193 76 148 20 .262 110 8.9 3.5 0.9 6.8 44% .295 .247 1.38 4.18 4.16 97 3.73 80.1
2010 NYA MLB 21 21 129.0 11 3 0 123 41 101 13 .258 113 8.6 2.9 0.9 7.0 46% .291 .238 1.27 3.81 3.28 97 3.59 81.0
2012 NYA MLB 12 12 75.3 5 4 0 65 21 69 8 .253 102 7.8 2.5 1.0 8.2 56% .278 .230 1.14 3.42 2.87 106 3.93 90.0
2012 TAM A+ 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 .240 109 5.1 0.0 0.0 6.4 63% .211 .141 0.57 1.96 1.29 91 3.55 98.5
2012 TRN AA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 7 1 3 0 .254 103 12.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 55% .350 .265 1.60 2.59 5.40 99 3.76 97.4
2012 SWB AAA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 8 2 5 0 .268 101 14.4 3.6 0.0 9.0 41% .471 .343 2.00 2.35 5.40 97 4.71 104.2
2013 NYA MLB 30 30 185.3 11 11 0 198 48 128 17 .267 100 9.6 2.3 0.8 6.2 48% .308 .265 1.33 3.72 3.74 106 4.51 107.9

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 3195 0.4685 0.4448 0.7938 0.5999 0.3080 0.8820 0.6424 0.2062
2009 3235 0.4748 0.4148 0.8025 0.5671 0.2772 0.8898 0.6412 0.1975
2010 1981 0.5321 0.4250 0.8112 0.5294 0.3064 0.9032 0.6303 0.1888
2012 1129 0.4278 0.4420 0.7615 0.5714 0.3452 0.8913 0.6009 0.2385
2013 2892 0.4564 0.4647 0.8036 0.6023 0.3492 0.9132 0.6448 0.1964
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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
2013-05-17 2013-06-03 15-DL 17 15 - Upper Back Strain Trapezius - -
2013-04-10 2013-04-19 DTD 9 6 - Low Back Spasms - -
2012-06-28 2012-09-19 60-DL 83 72 Left Lower Leg Fracture Fibula Batted Ball - -
2012-06-10 2012-06-10 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-07-19 2010-09-19 15-DL 62 57 Left Groin Strain -
2010-05-06 2010-05-15 DTD 9 8 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2009-09-12 2009-09-21 DTD 9 8 Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-05-29 2009-05-29 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-09-22 2008-09-29 DTD 7 6 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-08-05 2008-08-05 DTD 0 0 Left Arm Stiffness -
2008-03-21 2008-04-05 15-DL 15 4 Low Back Spasms -
2007-06-03 2007-06-03 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2006-09-13 2006-09-21 DTD 8 7 Left Elbow Inflammation Cortisone Injection -
2005-10-12 2005-10-12 DTD 0 0 Knee Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-09-05 2005-09-05 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-07-06 2005-07-06 DTD 0 0 Left Arm Tightness -
2005-05-12 2005-05-12 DTD 0 0 Left Arm Tightness -
2005-03-12 2005-03-22 Camp 10 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2004-08-18 2004-10-22 15-DL 65 44 Left Elbow Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2004-08-24
2004-07-27 2004-08-07 DTD 11 10 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2004-05-27 2004-06-29 15-DL 33 29 Left Forearm Tightness -
2004-04-07 2004-04-29 15-DL 22 18 Left Elbow Strain -
2002-04-16 2002-06-14 15-DL 59 52 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2001-06-16 2001-07-01 15-DL 15 13 Left Groin Strain - -
2000-04-08 2000-04-26 15-DL 18 15 - Back Strain - -
1999-04-04 1999-04-17 15-DL 13 10 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYA $12,000,000
2012 NYA $2,500,000
2011 NYA $
2010 NYA $11,750,000
2009 NYA $5,500,000
2008 NYA $16,000,000
2007 NYA $16,000,000
2006 HOU $17,500,000
2005 HOU $8,500,000
2004 HOU $5,500,000
2003 NYA $11,500,000
2002 NYA $9,500,000
2001 NYA $7,000,000
2000 NYA $7,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$130,250,000
13 yrTotal$130,250,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
17 y 144 dExcel Sports1 year/$12M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$12M (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/28/12. Award bonuses: $1M each for Cy Young, WS MVP. $0.5M for LCS MVP.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/16/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.5M in majors. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 5/13/12.
  • 1 year/$11.75M (2010). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/9/09. Retired 1/11.
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2009). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/26/09. $4.5M in performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 150, 160, 170 IP. $0.75M each for 180, 190, 200, 210 IP. $2M in roster bonuses: $0.1M for 120 days on active 25-man roster. $0.2M for 130 days. $0.25M each for 140, 150 days. $0.4M each for 160, 170, 180 days.
  • 1 year/$16M (2008). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/10/07. No-trade protection.
  • 1 year/$16M (2007), plus $16M 2008 player option. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/06. Declined $16M 2008 player option 11/5/07. Accepted Yankees' offer of arbitration 12/7/07.
  • 3 years/$31.5M (2004-06). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/03. 04:$5.5M, 05:$8.5M, 06:$17.5M.
  • 3 years/$25.5M (2000-02), plus $11.5M 2003 club option. $3M signing bonus (paid over 3 years, 00-02). 00:$6M, 01:$6M, 02:$8.5M, 03:$11.5M club option ($2M buyout). Yankees exercised 2003 option 11/02.
  • 1 year/$5.95M (1999). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/99 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 200 IP. Award bonus: $25,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$3.75M (1998). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/98 (avoided arbitration, $4.39M-$3.25M).
  • 1 year/$0.6M (1997).
  • 1 year/$0.15M (1996).
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1995).
  • Drafted 1990 (22-577) (San Jacinto College-North) (draft & follow). Signed 5/91, $80,000 signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-16 11:00:00 (link to chat)Why is there controversy over Andy Pettitte considering there is no proven scientific link between HGH and increased performance? It isn't like Anabolic Steroids that could transform your average joe into a hulking mass if they just workout a bit.
(Charles from NYC)
People like to be angry. Also, I'd guess people are annoyed with how Pettitte is treated by the media versus other known and/or suspected users. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Totally random question, and feel free to offer a completely opinionated, unsubstantiated answer: do you think Barry Bonds' HOF chances/votes go up or down if he came out today and admitted PED usage?
(johnpark99 from Chicago)
If Bonds were contrite? Way up. Look at how Andy Pettitte and Jason Giambi are treated. You'd never know. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sure with the PEDs, but some players who used were never all that disdained: be it Marlon Byrd or Andy Pettitte or Mark McGwire and all talent levels in between. A-Rod just seems so universally hated in a way that only Bonds and maybe Clemens reached.
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
Yes, the perception certainly has to do with other factors. A-Rod has a long history of saying/doing the wrong/unpopular thing at the wrong time. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)I'm going for it in our AL only keeper league. Is it time to jettison Straily for help right now? If so how would you order Pettitte, Danks, and JSaunders? Also, is MSaunders a big donwgrade from Colby Rasmus? Thanks very much!
(conjoinedtwins from Orillia ON)
Hi to you both.

Flags fly forever. If Dan Straily can improve your team this year, do it.

Of those three pitchers, you have them in the right order. Andy Pettitte's ERA is high, but his peripheral numbers show a better pitcher lurking in there. John Danks has been OK, but I still have some concerns about how he'll hold up and he is a weaker play against stronger teams. Even in AL-only, Joe Saunders is an at-home play only. He's poison to your chances of winning if you start him on the road.

I wouldn't exactly call Michael Saunders a big downgrade from Colby Rasmus, but he is a downgrade. As Bret Sayre talked about on a recent Towers of Power fantasy podcast, Rasmus' batting average is fueled by a strong BABIP, and his BA isn't even THAT good. You're losing BA/runs/RBI with Saunders, but some of that is luck-dependent. I prefer Rasmus, but if you can improve your team elsewhere, Saunders is an acceptable replacement and isn't a zero. Good luck. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)in a 20teams 5SP slots league where QS is a factor, am I shaky going into season w/ Homer Bailey, Matt Harvey, Kris Medlen, Andy Pettitte and Rick Porcello as rotation?
(Jim from Seattle)
Yes. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chat Paul, can't wait for my SP guide.....so here is a backend rotation Q: who do you like more, Andy Pettitte or Ricky Nolasco?
(Jim from Seattle)
No prob, Jim. Thanks for joining! I'd take a shot on Pettitte. Show some nice stuff in his short 75 IP sample last year, but if it doesn't work out there'll be plenty of Nolascos on the wire. (Paul Sporer)
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Chances Andy Pettitte makes it to the Hall with voters making steroid users wait a few years on the ballot?
(Brian from College Station, TX)
Another one from the Twitter files. I think Pettitte has a significantly uphill battle ahead of him. Even with a strong postseason resume, he doesn't have a Cy Young award or much in the way of All-Star appearances (3), and he's just 92nd in JAWS among starting pitchers, with a peak that's 15.6 points off the standard and a career that's 13.9 short. He comes nowhere close to measuring up to the wave of non-300 win guys reaching the ballot in 2013-2015 - Schilling, Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez. He's been one of my favorite players, but I wouldn't vote for him. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any current/foreseeable future candidate that you think is not statistically deserving, but that you would like to see inducted anyway?
(John from DC)
Though I can't mount strong JAWS-based arguments for them, I wouldn't put up a fuss if Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte all made it into the Hall. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously, what is going on with the Yankee decision makers and their ability to develop pitching? You'd think Kennedy's success elsewhere plus how Joba and Hughes turned out would be instructive.
(Rob Gee from Philly)
It's not something they've done within living memory for most people, so they get nervous and paranoid about how to handle young players. Under the Steinbrenner family ownership, they've gotten Ron Guidry, Andy Pettitte, Dave Righetti... It's not a long list, so they're inexperienced. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Andy Pettitte become the Yankees version of Brett Favre??
(kcboomer from kc)
Well, not yet. Maybe in his (to use my favorite verb for this situation) Hamleting on about coming back or not, but if he can perform none of that will matter. You become a True Favre when you go back to the well one too many times. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can see the writing on the wall already. The next Jack Morris will be Andy Pettitte. Good career inflated by mythmaking. Do you agree? Secondly, so many myth-making pitchers coming up, some worthy of Hall anyway, like Smoltz and Schilling, but do you see all of these "big game" pitchers hurting Mussina's vote totals?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
Morris and Pettitte: agreed, to at least some extent. Both have had the benefit of robust offensive support and some great postseason performances, with their failures in the latter arena swept to the side. Pettitte will have the burden of his HGH connections to contend with as well. Even divorced from that, I don't think he's got the numbers. See http://www.pinstripedbible.com/2010/10/19/is-dandy-andy-cooperstown-material/ for my latest take.

As for Smoltz, he's got the Eckersley precedent of a hybrid starter/closer career. Schilling will have a whole lot of legend and some legitimately great postseason performance to buoy numbers that are superceded by those of Mussina. It will be interesting to see how that plays out - I'm not sure I can guess right now, except that neither of them will go in on the first ballot. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that any other active pitcher has a legitimate shot at 300 wins besides Sabathia?
(adamseth7 from philly)
I wouldn't bet against Roy Halladay (166 and counting through his age 33 season), and I think the resurgence of Roy Oswalt (149 through his age 31) puts him back on the map if he can stay in Philadelphia during his next contract, but the past year has been rough on other candidates such as Johan Santana, Andy Pettitte, Jake Peavy, even Jamie Moyer. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Andy Pettitte is a marginal HOF'er based just on his numbers. How much does his admitted PED use do to hurt his chances?
(AutomatedTeller from Boston)
Not much, probably. I don't think he should be (or will be) a HOFer, but Pettitte's PED use seems all but forgotten, based largely on the fact that he admitted it, and perhaps more importantly, the fact that he's a nice, God-fearing family man. The writers have more or less let his PED use slide thus far, and I imagine they'll continue to do so down the road. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hiya Christina . . . us SABRites will witness Tom Glavine having his number retired by the Braves Friday night. Will Glavine be the last 300-game winner in the majors?
(dianagramr from NYC)
We will, won't we? At any rate, it's an interesting question. I predicted Randy Johnson would get there in '99 on a CLTV broadcast, but right now, there's nobody in the field who makes for an equally interesting prediction/projection. (That, or I understand I'm not going to be that lucky again.) Unless Andy Pettitte elects to try and pull a Moyer and gut it out for years to come as long as he's physically able (and attractive to big-scoring contenders), I think Sabathia's the only obvious best hope around today. Like the Big Unit and what I said 11 year ago, Sabathia's such an extraordinary, unique physical type that we can't really guess how he'll do as he gets older. If his knees start to go, would he be able to adapt? I don't know, but I guess I'm less confident about Sabathia's chances now than I was about Johnson's chances then. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)The New York Yankees have been having abnormal years by players, CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte, Robinson Cano, Mark Texiera, A-Rod, Nick Swisher, did I miss anyone? Are these years for real or has luck played a major factor in their years?
(SabrGreg from Westchester, NY)
Every team has its share of surprising performances, though, right? And how many of these are truly shocking over the sample size we're talking about? By the end of the season, Swisher probably won't be hitting .296, Pettitte won't have a sub-3.00 ERA, etc. If I had call one of those seasons the most "for real," I'd go with Hughes. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many more Halladay like seasons does Hallady need before he has done enough to qualify for the Hall Of Fame?
(Ron from Vancouver)
That's more Jay's area than mine, but I think he's really close now. 13 seasons, a Cy, multiple ASG appearances, and one of, if not the best, pitcher in the game for a period of time. He's on the low end of it, with guys like Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte, but a couple more years like this one and he walks in easy. Interesting thing is how his early career struggles may have made this possible. He never hit 200 innings until he was 25. He'll be an easy 200 game winner and part of how we re-define the term "Hall of Fame pitcher." (Will Carroll)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)Have a prediction/recommendation for #5 starter in the Bronx?
(kprince from Boston)
I guess Hughes. It would sure be nice for the Yankees if they could get either Chamberlain or Hughes into their rotation at some point. Andy Pettitte's not going to be around to sign one year deals forever, you know? I guess having both in the pen, where they've been so successful, would be good, but Hughes is certainly talented enough to deserve at shot at starting for a little while. They'll probably need someone to pitch in the playoffs if one of those top four goes down unless Sabathia just pitches every game. (Matt Swartz)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Wow, got home from work and you're still chatting! With Doc Halladay and King Felix off the table, it seems certain that the Yankees will make Cliff Lee a very rich man sometime next offseason, yes?
(Tex Premium Lager from NJ)
Just for this last question, Tex. There's a very good chance, though they'll have to be careful because they'd be buying something like Lee's age-32-36 seasons. They should have an opening, assuming they don't want to keep paying Andy Pettitte into his Jamie Moyer years, and what he did in the postseason will probably stay with them for awhile. (Steven Goldman)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)After the Granderson trade and resigning Andy Pettitte, are the Yankees officially out of the Halladay sweepstakes? If not, who else could they package with Montero and Hughes/Chamberlain?
(EStanislawski from New York, NY)
Signing Pettitte, on top of the talk about payroll, seems to cut off that line of action. Not that it ever made much sense to give up the world for 33 starts of Halladay, who wouldn't be the team's #1 starter and would maybe be a one-win upgrade on just letting Chamberlain and Hughes start. Two wins if you measure to Aceves. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)The yankees have to just win one out of three games. Why not start Gaudin tonight against Cliff Lee, and have Burnett on full rest +1 for game 6 in the Bronx?
(Mike from Chicago)
Because A.J. Burnett/3 and Andy Pettitte/3 are better than Chad Gaudin/32 and A.J. Burnett/5. And because you don't get cute in the World Series. Well, unless you're up one run in the eighth inning. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Shouldn't a clear-eyed Yankee fan be concerned about starting pitching in the playoffs?
(ekanenh from Capitol City)
Absolutely. Andy Pettitte's quality start Monday certainly makes everyone breathe easier, but A.J. Burnett is a dice roll, and they have apparently screwed up Joba Chamberlain something fierce. (The lesson here is that very-low-pitch-count starts are apparently not the way to manage workloads for young starter.) Only CC Sabathia is someone you can expect to be healthy and effective throughout October...and he's the guy who'll be facing Verlander and Lester. The rotation is the Yankees' biggest concern, and at that, they're the postseason favorite. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hughes to the rotation and Joba back to the pen in 2010? I'm tired of these guys dominating in the pen, then falling apart in the rotation. What gives?
(Tommybones from Brooklyn)
Leave it to New Yorkers to be nervous nellies. Guy has a bad month, and people freak out? Welcome to baseball the way it is most everyplace. Let Andy Pettitte scram, move Hughes back to a starting role, and let Joba be Joba in the rotation. And then enjoy the results, because they'll be good. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-12-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you really buy Sabathia's changed mechanics c. 2006 as the reason he's gone from an Andy Pettitte finesse type 6.5 K/9 to a power/stuff type 9.0 K/9? That is a really radical difference.
(timoseppa from CT)
No, I think it's why the walk rate dropped and the pitch efficiency improved. I remember that game quite clearly, and noticing the complete change in his mechanics. The east/west wasted movement was gone, and that enabled him to throw more strikes. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Yankees offered arbitration to Andy Pettitte, then he retired, would they get compensation draft picks?
(Reed from Des Moines)
No, compensation only kicks in if they offer him arb and he signs with another team. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameAndy Pettitte: don't get hurt, don't get hurt, don't get hurt... (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneI miss Andy Pettitte's religiuos devotion to first pitch strikes, 20 out of 25 on Sunday night. What's CC at? (Jay Jaffe)
 

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