Biographical

Portrait of Jeff Weaver

Jeff Weaver PYankees

Yankees Player Cards | Yankees Team Audit | Yankees Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 355 1838 104 119 2 4.71 19.6
Birth Date8-22-1976
Height6' 5"
Weight200 lbs
Age42 years, 1 months, 26 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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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 DET MLB 30 29 163.7 9 12 0 176 56 114 27 .265 99 9.7 3.1 1.5 6.3 43% .296 .269 1.42 5.28 5.55 106 5.64 109.7 1.2
2000 DET MLB 31 30 200.0 11 15 0 205 52 136 26 .263 92 9.2 2.3 1.2 6.1 52% .289 .253 1.28 4.55 4.32 90 4.45 85.6 3.9
2001 DET MLB 33 33 229.3 13 16 0 235 68 152 19 .260 98 9.2 2.7 0.7 6.0 50% .295 .256 1.32 3.91 4.08 94 4.44 92.0 3.5
2002 DET 0 17 17 121.7 6 8 0 112 33 75 4 .260 98 8.3 2.4 0.3 5.5 54% .278 .238 1.19 3.26 3.18 90 3.83 82.2 2.4
2002 NYA 0 15 8 78.0 5 3 2 81 15 57 12 .263 96 9.3 1.7 1.4 6.6 48% .283 .260 1.23 4.28 4.04 89 4.44 95.3 1.0
2003 NYA MLB 32 24 159.3 7 9 0 211 47 93 16 .268 99 11.9 2.7 0.9 5.3 43% .343 .299 1.62 4.32 5.99 101 6.17 129.2 -0.8
2004 LAN MLB 34 34 220.0 13 13 0 219 67 153 19 .263 92 9.0 2.7 0.8 6.3 42% .293 .251 1.30 3.78 4.01 95 3.78 78.0 4.8
2005 LAN MLB 34 34 224.0 14 11 0 220 43 157 35 .254 98 8.8 1.7 1.4 6.3 42% .273 .254 1.17 4.43 4.22 95 3.64 78.3 4.7
2006 ANA 0 16 16 88.7 3 10 0 114 21 62 18 .257 101 11.6 2.1 1.8 6.3 40% .329 .299 1.52 5.27 6.29 104 4.79 97.5 1.0
2006 SLN 0 15 15 83.3 5 4 0 99 26 45 16 .259 93 10.7 2.8 1.7 4.9 44% .296 .299 1.50 5.67 5.18 109 6.23 127.0 -0.4
2007 SEA MLB 27 27 146.7 7 13 0 190 35 80 23 .269 96 11.7 2.1 1.4 4.9 37% .327 .299 1.53 5.13 6.20 114 7.12 147.2 -2.2
2009 LAN MLB 28 7 79.0 6 4 0 87 33 64 7 .256 88 9.9 3.8 0.8 7.3 44% .325 .280 1.52 4.02 3.65 107 4.59 98.4 0.7
2010 LAN MLB 43 0 44.3 5 1 0 48 20 26 5 .261 88 9.7 4.1 1.0 5.3 40% .297 .310 1.53 4.81 6.09 120 5.31 119.8 -0.2
2002 TOT MLB 32 25 199.7 11 11 2 193 48 132 16 .261 97 8.7 2.2 0.7 5.9 52% .280 .247 1.21 3.66 3.52 90 4.07 87.3 3.4
2006 TOT MLB 31 31 172.0 8 14 0 213 47 107 34 .258 97 11.1 2.5 1.8 5.6 42% .313 .299 1.51 5.46 5.76 106 5.49 111.8 0.6
CareerMLB3552741838.0104119219975161214227.262969.82.51.15.944%.301.2691.374.434.71994.8299.519.6

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 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-
1998 WMI A 2 2 13.0 1 0 0 8 0 21 1 .000 5.5 0.0 0.7 14.5 0% -.318 .000 0.62 1.31 1.38 0 0.00 0.0
1998 JAM A- 3 3 12.0 1 0 0 6 1 12 0 .000 4.5 0.8 0.0 9.0 0% -.462 .000 0.58 2.08 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
1999 DET MLB 30 29 163.7 9 12 0 176 56 114 27 .265 99 9.7 3.1 1.5 6.3 43% .296 .269 1.42 5.28 5.55 106 5.64 109.7
1999 JAX AA 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 .000 7.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% -.833 .000 0.83 1.34 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 DET MLB 31 30 200.0 11 15 0 205 52 136 26 .263 92 9.2 2.3 1.2 6.1 52% .289 .253 1.28 4.55 4.32 90 4.45 85.6
2000 TOL AAA 1 1 5.3 0 1 0 5 1 10 1 .000 8.5 1.7 1.7 17.0 0% -.333 .000 1.13 2.38 3.40 0 0.00 0.0
2001 DET MLB 33 33 229.3 13 16 0 235 68 152 19 .260 98 9.2 2.7 0.7 6.0 50% .295 .256 1.32 3.91 4.08 94 4.44 92.0
2002 DET MLB 17 17 121.7 6 8 0 112 33 75 4 .260 98 8.3 2.4 0.3 5.5 54% .278 .238 1.19 3.26 3.18 90 3.83 82.2
2002 NYA MLB 15 8 78.0 5 3 2 81 15 57 12 .263 96 9.3 1.7 1.4 6.6 48% .283 .260 1.23 4.28 4.04 89 4.44 95.3
2003 NYA MLB 32 24 159.3 7 9 0 211 47 93 16 .268 99 11.9 2.7 0.9 5.3 43% .343 .299 1.62 4.32 5.99 101 6.17 129.2
2004 LAN MLB 34 34 220.0 13 13 0 219 67 153 19 .263 92 9.0 2.7 0.8 6.3 42% .293 .251 1.30 3.78 4.01 95 3.78 78.0
2005 LAN MLB 34 34 224.0 14 11 0 220 43 157 35 .254 98 8.8 1.7 1.4 6.3 42% .273 .254 1.17 4.43 4.22 95 3.64 78.3
2006 ANA MLB 16 16 88.7 3 10 0 114 21 62 18 .257 101 11.6 2.1 1.8 6.3 40% .329 .299 1.52 5.27 6.29 104 4.79 97.5
2006 SLN MLB 15 15 83.3 5 4 0 99 26 45 16 .259 93 10.7 2.8 1.7 4.9 44% .296 .299 1.50 5.67 5.18 109 6.23 127.0
2007 SEA MLB 27 27 146.7 7 13 0 190 35 80 23 .269 96 11.7 2.1 1.4 4.9 37% .327 .299 1.53 5.13 6.20 114 7.12 147.2
2008 BUF AAA 13 4 29.7 2 2 0 38 10 22 7 .273 91 11.5 3.0 2.1 6.7 43% .346 .329 1.62 5.91 6.06 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NAS AAA 9 9 55.0 2 4 0 64 20 37 9 .258 103 10.5 3.3 1.5 6.1 44% .322 .278 1.53 5.46 6.22 0 0.00 0.0
2009 LAN MLB 28 7 79.0 6 4 0 87 33 64 7 .256 88 9.9 3.8 0.8 7.3 44% .325 .280 1.52 4.02 3.65 107 4.59 98.4
2009 ABQ AAA 5 1 12.7 1 0 1 11 2 12 1 .293 89 7.8 1.4 0.7 8.5 46% .278 .241 1.02 3.05 3.54 0 0.00 0.0
2010 LAN MLB 43 0 44.3 5 1 0 48 20 26 5 .261 88 9.7 4.1 1.0 5.3 40% .297 .310 1.53 4.81 6.09 120 5.31 119.8
2010 SBR A+ 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 .297 90 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 38% .250 .283 1.00 2.72 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

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
2009 1301 0.5211 0.4543 0.8020 0.6106 0.2841 0.8744 0.6328 0.1980
2010 706 0.5269 0.4618 0.7975 0.6263 0.2784 0.8412 0.6882 0.2025
Career20070.52310.45690.80040.61610.28210.86270.65230.1996

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
2010-08-03 2010-08-26 15-DL 23 21 Left Knee Inflammation -
2010-06-03 2010-06-06 DTD 3 3 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2010-04-22 2010-05-07 15-DL 15 14 Low Back Tightness -
2007-09-23 2007-09-23 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Laceration Fingernail -
2007-05-11 2007-06-09 15-DL 29 27 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-05-18 2005-05-18 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 LAN $
2010 LAN $800,000
2007 SEA $8,325,000
2006 ANA $8,325,000
2005 LAN $9,250,000
2004 LAN $6,250,000
2003 NYA $4,100,000
2002 DET $2,350,000
2001 DET $425,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$39,825,000
8 yrTotal$39,825,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 158 dScott Boras1 year/$0.8M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/2/10 (minor-league contract). $0.8M in majors. May opt out of contract if not added to active roster in Spring Training. $0.1M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/9/09 (minor-league contract). $0.5M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Dodgers 4/30/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 4/15/08 (minor-league contract). May request release in June if not on ML roster. Performance bonuses may increase earnings to more than $4M. Released by Milwaukee 6/11/08. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 7/5/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$8.325M (2007). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/07. Performance bonuses: $0.3M for 180 IP or 28 GS, $0.3M for 190 IP or 30 GS, $0.4M for 200 IP or 32 GS.
  • 1 year/$8.325M (2006). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/06. Performance bonuses: $0.3M each for 200 IP and 32 starts. Acquired by St. Louis in trade 7/06 after being DFA by LA Angels 6/06 (Angels to pay significant amount of approximately $4.15M remaining on contract).
  • 4 years/$22M (2002-05). Signed extension with Detroit 1/02, replacing 1 year/$2.35M deal signed 1/02, avoiding arbitration. 02:$2.4M, 03:$4.1M, 04:$6.25M, 05:$9.25M. $0.7M in performance bonuses. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Detroit 7/02. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from NY Yankees 12/03.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2001). Re-signed by Detroit 2/01.
  • 1 year/$0.275M (2000). Re-signed by Detroit 2/00.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (1999). Re-signed by Detroit 2/99.
  • Drafted by Detroit 1998 (1-14) (Fresno State).

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Jeff Weaver

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-07 14:30:00 (link to chat)Dumbest Yankee playoff management decision: Jeff Weaver in extra innings of game 4 of the '03 World Series, with the greatest relief pitcher of all time sitting the bench.
(Ken_P from NY)
Certainly belongs in that discussion. The fact that it wasn't an elimination game might soften the blow a little, but damn, that was stupid. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Eric Milton replacing Jeff Weaver on the Dodgers roster one of the funniest transactions in recent memory?
(Fred from NJ)
Give it another couple of weeks, and I figure we might see Tom Niedenfuer. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is James MacDonald's future still as a solid rotation guy for the Dodgers, and if so, when do you think he'll get another crack? I agree that the Eric Milton/Jeff Weaver pas de deux is pretty humorous, but MacDonald was getting shelled.
(Chet from Charleston, S.C.)
True, he was, but I think it's interesting that the Dodgers would wind up with Milton or Weaver when better options have bobbed across the wire; I can't help but wonder if this isn't a failure at the top, because a club with LA's resources shouldn't overlook the opportunities to have added someone like Redding or Gaudin. Heck, where's Odalis Perez? Watching daytime television, right? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)As regards "figuring out the WHY," what's your take on why/how St. Louis is overperforming so much?
(Bill from New Mexico)
The Cards have done a great job with a rotation that's largely retreads, converted relievers, and booger-eating spazzes, guys like Braden Looper and Todd Wellemeyer into solid contributors. Credit Dave Duncan, who was able to get enough out of Jeff Weaver to bring home an unlikely World Championship while every other team that's had him since Detroit has been bitterly disappointed. The bottom line is that the Cards aren't beating themselves - they're second in the NL in fewest walks allowed even while running second-to-last in strikeouts.

The other thing that's noteworthy is the way Tony LaRussa has pieced together his outfield. I'm not the biggest TLR fan in the world, and I'm still a little skeptical that guys like Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker can keep it up for a full year, but this is hardly the 70-something win team I foresaw. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Morris is one of my HACKING MASS pitchers. Having gone "too much, too bad, too soon," is he going to stay retired or is someone going to make him an offer he can't refuse. (I'm afraid I know the answer).
(ekanenh from Exeter)
Someone's always going to kick the tires; we'll be seeing Jeff Weaver again, after all. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Likely to make an in-season roster?: Julio Franco, Jeff Weaver, Bonds, Clemens.
(Bill W from Brooklyn NY)
Still holding out hope for Bonds. Y'know, if the Mariners just got over themselves and plugged in Bonds for Vidro, they might actually be able to take advantage of the Angels' injuries. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, Jeff Weaver, Game 5, 2003 World Series. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesRandom fact #3: Dewayne Wise's home run today was his 16th in the big leagues. They have come off 15 different pitchers who have a combined record of 736-713; the winningest of the bunch being Jeff Weaver with 93. Wise homered off Brian Bannister twice this season. (David Laurila)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC