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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 589 640.7 25 43 43 3.98 11.3
Birth Date12-10-1977
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age41 years, 6 months, 8 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1999 TBA MLB 6 6 30.7 0 4 0 35 13 32 7 96 10.3 3.8 2.1 9.4 37% .333 1.57 5.34 5.87 92 4.49 87.3 0.6
2000 TBA MLB 11 2 23.0 1 1 0 29 11 17 2 94 11.3 4.3 0.8 6.7 42% .342 1.74 4.56 5.48 107 6.33 121.7 -0.1
2001 TBA MLB 13 0 17.7 1 0 0 30 5 12 3 97 15.3 2.5 1.5 6.1 38% .403 1.98 4.79 8.66 110 5.25 108.9 0.0
2003 NYN MLB 35 0 51.0 1 3 2 49 17 35 6 97 8.6 3.0 1.1 6.2 48% .276 1.29 4.18 3.71 98 4.46 93.4 0.5
2004 HOU 0 14 0 14.3 0 0 0 11 3 9 1 95 6.9 1.9 0.6 5.7 45% .244 0.98 3.43 2.51 84 3.13 64.6 0.4
2004 NYN 0 32 1 50.7 3 1 0 65 17 46 9 97 11.5 3.0 1.6 8.2 41% .350 1.62 4.44 4.80 88 3.26 67.1 1.3
2005 HOU MLB 71 0 73.3 2 3 3 53 19 69 7 98 6.5 2.3 0.9 8.5 38% .242 0.98 3.24 2.21 85 3.11 66.9 2.0
2006 HOU MLB 75 0 71.3 3 5 9 58 24 68 5 95 7.3 3.0 0.6 8.6 38% .270 1.15 3.20 2.52 93 3.77 76.8 1.5
2007 HOU 0 45 0 49.7 1 4 11 46 13 56 8 104 8.3 2.4 1.4 10.1 37% .302 1.19 3.91 5.07 80 3.03 62.7 1.3
2007 TBA 0 25 0 25.0 0 5 0 28 10 26 3 102 10.1 3.6 1.1 9.4 41% .329 1.52 4.10 5.76 92 3.93 81.2 0.4
2008 TBA MLB 70 0 66.3 5 6 13 44 22 53 10 104 6.0 3.0 1.4 7.2 29% .190 0.99 4.51 3.12 109 4.61 98.3 0.6
2009 TBA MLB 69 0 57.7 4 5 2 41 9 45 11 105 6.4 1.4 1.7 7.0 33% .195 0.87 4.52 3.28 94 3.38 72.6 1.2
2010 TBA MLB 64 0 48.3 2 4 3 36 16 46 7 105 6.7 3.0 1.3 8.6 36% .232 1.08 4.08 3.35 85 3.02 68.2 1.1
2011 BOS MLB 47 0 49.3 2 2 0 47 8 39 7 111 8.6 1.5 1.3 7.1 33% .272 1.11 3.81 4.38 88 3.11 72.3 1.0
2012 CLE MLB 12 0 12.3 0 0 0 17 7 2 3 99 12.4 5.1 2.2 1.5 42% .286 1.95 7.58 8.76 121 7.51 172.0 -0.4
2004 TOT MLB 46 1 65.0 3 1 0 76 20 55 10 96 10.5 2.8 1.4 7.6 42% .328 1.48 4.22 4.29 87 3.23 66.6 1.7
2007 TOT MLB 70 0 74.7 1 9 11 74 23 82 11 103 8.9 2.8 1.3 9.9 38% .312 1.30 3.97 5.30 84 3.33 68.9 1.8
CareerMLB5899640.7254343589194555891018.32.71.37.838%.2731.224.123.98933.8380.711.3

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-
1997 HUD A- NYP 15 15 84.0 6 7 0 75 17 81 2 8.0 1.8 0.2 8.7 0% .294 1.10 2.62 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 CSC A SAL 29 29 181.0 12 14 0 206 29 136 16 10.2 1.4 0.8 6.8 0% -1.050 1.30 3.81 4.43 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TBA MLB AL 6 6 30.7 0 4 0 35 13 32 7 96 10.3 3.8 2.1 9.4 37% .333 1.57 5.34 5.87 92 4.49 87.3
1999 ORL AA SOU 9 9 58.0 3 0 0 56 8 53 7 8.7 1.2 1.1 8.2 0% -.721 1.10 3.49 3.26 0 0.00 0.0
1999 DUR AAA INT 14 14 82.3 7 5 0 103 25 58 16 11.3 2.7 1.7 6.3 0% -.879 1.56 5.45 4.92 0 0.00 0.0
2000 TBA MLB AL 11 2 23.0 1 1 0 29 11 17 2 94 11.3 4.3 0.8 6.7 42% .342 1.74 4.56 5.48 107 6.33 121.7
2000 DUR AAA INT 26 26 150.3 5 11 0 183 42 91 35 11.0 2.5 2.1 5.4 0% -.876 1.50 5.81 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
2001 TBA MLB AL 13 0 17.7 1 0 0 30 5 12 3 97 15.3 2.5 1.5 6.1 38% .403 1.98 4.79 8.66 110 5.25 108.9
2001 ORL AA SOU 3 3 16.0 0 2 0 15 6 12 2 8.4 3.4 1.1 6.8 0% -.619 1.31 4.63 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
2001 DUR AAA INT 18 10 65.3 3 5 0 72 11 39 11 9.9 1.5 1.5 5.4 0% -1.000 1.27 4.66 5.24 0 0.00 0.0
2001 LGu Wnt VWL 6 3 19.3 1 1 0 31 4 9 9 14.5 1.9 4.2 4.2 0% -1.000 1.81 9.03 9.33 0 0.00 0.0
2002 GWN AAA INT 27 25 155.0 9 6 0 163 42 110 23 9.5 2.4 1.3 6.4 0% .288 1.32 4.57 4.65 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NYN MLB NL 35 0 51.0 1 3 2 49 17 35 6 97 8.6 3.0 1.1 6.2 48% .276 1.29 4.18 3.71 98 4.46 93.4
2003 NOR AAA INT 22 5 45.7 4 2 4 48 16 44 4 9.5 3.2 0.8 8.7 0% .328 1.40 3.61 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HOU MLB NL 14 0 14.3 0 0 0 11 3 9 1 95 6.9 1.9 0.6 5.7 45% .244 0.98 3.43 2.51 84 3.13 64.6
2004 NYN MLB NL 32 1 50.7 3 1 0 65 17 46 9 97 11.5 3.0 1.6 8.2 41% .350 1.62 4.44 4.80 88 3.26 67.1
2004 NOR AAA INT 5 0 7.3 1 0 0 8 2 10 0 9.9 2.5 0.0 12.3 0% .421 1.37 1.33 2.47 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HOU MLB NL 71 0 73.3 2 3 3 53 19 69 7 98 6.5 2.3 0.9 8.5 38% .242 0.98 3.24 2.21 85 3.11 66.9
2006 HOU MLB NL 75 0 71.3 3 5 9 58 24 68 5 95 7.3 3.0 0.6 8.6 38% .270 1.15 3.20 2.52 93 3.77 76.8
2006 USA wor WBC 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 5 1 6.0 3.0 3.0 15.0 0% .200 1.00 5.76 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 HOU MLB NL 45 0 49.7 1 4 11 46 13 56 8 104 8.3 2.4 1.4 10.1 37% .302 1.19 3.91 5.07 80 3.03 62.7
2007 TBA MLB AL 25 0 25.0 0 5 0 28 10 26 3 102 10.1 3.6 1.1 9.4 41% .329 1.52 4.10 5.76 92 3.93 81.2
2008 TBA MLB AL 70 0 66.3 5 6 13 44 22 53 10 104 6.0 3.0 1.4 7.2 29% .190 0.99 4.51 3.12 109 4.61 98.3
2009 TBA MLB AL 69 0 57.7 4 5 2 41 9 45 11 105 6.4 1.4 1.7 7.0 33% .195 0.87 4.52 3.28 94 3.38 72.6
2010 TBA MLB AL 64 0 48.3 2 4 3 36 16 46 7 105 6.7 3.0 1.3 8.6 36% .232 1.08 4.08 3.35 85 3.02 68.2
2011 BOS MLB AL 47 0 49.3 2 2 0 47 8 39 7 111 8.6 1.5 1.3 7.1 33% .272 1.11 3.81 4.38 88 3.11 72.3
2011 PAW AAA INT 3 0 4.7 0 0 0 3 2 7 1 104 5.8 3.9 1.9 13.5 10% .222 1.07 4.30 1.93 78 3.04 62.2
2012 CLE MLB AL 12 0 12.3 0 0 0 17 7 2 3 99 12.4 5.1 2.2 1.5 42% .286 1.95 7.58 8.76 121 7.51 172.0
2012 COH AAA INT 36 0 42.7 3 3 5 38 13 30 4 112 8.0 2.7 0.8 6.3 39% .262 1.20 4.09 2.32 104 3.88 80.7
2013 OMA AAA PCL 11 0 15.0 1 3 0 28 5 10 3 97 16.8 3.0 1.8 6.0 45% .439 2.20 5.83 9.00 109 8.65 187.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 943 0.5408 0.4899 0.7900 0.6471 0.3048 0.8545 0.6288 0.2100
2009 772 0.5363 0.4443 0.8163 0.5700 0.2989 0.8941 0.6449 0.1837
2010 712 0.4803 0.4452 0.7539 0.6170 0.2865 0.8626 0.5377 0.2461
2011 775 0.4684 0.4929 0.8010 0.6419 0.3617 0.8755 0.6846 0.1990
2012 253 0.4585 0.4150 0.9238 0.6552 0.2117 0.9342 0.8966 0.0762
Career34550.50510.46570.80070.62310.30570.87560.64580.1993

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
2011-09-08 2011-09-29 DTD 21 20 Right Forearm Stiffness - -
2011-05-05 2011-05-20 15-DL 15 13 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2002-08-07 2002-08-21 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2001-07-07 2001-07-16 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CLE $900,000
2011 BOS $3,000,000
2010 TBA $3,500,000
2009 TBA $3,200,000
2008 TBA $2,875,000
2007 HOU $2,100,000
2006 HOU $930,000
2005 HOU $365,000
2004 NYN $311,500
2000 TBA $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$17,381,500
10 yrTotal$17,381,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 90 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Kansas City 5/13. Retired 2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/26/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. Contract purchased by Cleveland 4/4/12. DFA by Cleveland 5/14/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/16/12.
  • 1 year/$3M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/18/10. 11:$3M, 12:$3M club option. Option guaranteed at $3M with 65 games in 2011, $3.25M with 70 games in 2011. Boston declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 3 years/$10.5M (2008-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Tampa Bay 4/1/08 (replaced 1 year/$2.875M deal signed 1/15/08, avoiding arbitration). 08:$2.8M, 09:$3.2M, 10:$3.5M, 11:$4M club option, $1M buyout. Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 65 games.
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2007). Re-signed by Houston 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 7/28/07.
  • 1 year/$0.93M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.365M (2005). Re-signed 2/05. Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.3115M (2004). Acquired in trade from NY Mets 8/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Signed as a free agent (minor-league contract). Recalled 6/03.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 1996 (34-1,024) (Central Arizona).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see in prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero of the Mets? How will they fair in an up and coming rotation that already has an ace in Matt Harvey and a young stud in Dan Wheeler? Will the Mets have the best starting rotation in the NL East in the next couple of years?
(Eric R. from North Carolina)
Matt Harvey > Zack Wheeler > Noah Syndergaard > Rafael Montero >>> Dan Wheeler (Ben Carsley)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Why are the Mets using Izzy over Parnell? Don't you need to close games in order to "be trained" how to do so? I've been holding onto Parnell all year waiting for this opportunity. WHY??? :)
(Jim from Kansas)
Because the Wilpons didn't think it was enough to piss off Mets fans so they decided to piss off fantasy owners as well. Izzy is the clear loser in the skills category, but they're going to let him do it for now. Closing is all about opportunity - you don't need to be trained for the role. The Rays have had 7 different relievers lead the team in saves over the past 7 seasons and that includes the likes of Tyler Walker, Dan Wheeler, and now Kyle Farnsworth. (Jason Collette)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)We already know Epstien is one of the best GMs in baseball. Can't argue with 2 rings in 10 years. What do you think of how his moves from last off season are panning out?
(Puppy-D from BAWSTON)
I was a bit stunned to see Sam Fuld still outhitting Carl Crawford a few days ago. I think he is pretty delighted to have Adrian Gonzalez on his squad, though, and eventually Crawford will turn it around. Now, if they can just get Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler healthy, the offseason could look about as good as it did in March. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to think that the Twins can put together a darn good bullpen even with losing Crain, Guerrier, Rauch, and Fuentes (assuming they all leave)? I think it's very funny that Twins fans complain that Jose Mijares is inconsistent but also worry that Crain will leave; call for Anthony Slama and Rob Delaney for nearly two years, but now fear the bullpen will be awful when they might get a chance; and don't trust any low-cost options when a guy like Guerrier was originally claimed off waivers. If the Twins can sort through the many options, they could piece together a very effective group. That being said, any established relievers you would recommed for relatively cheap?
(russadams from St. Paul)
You're not crazy, and you can find the next Matt Guerrier. I think Grant Balfour's worth getting, and Arthur Rhodes and Chan Ho Park or even Kevin Gregg are names worth spending seven figures for. Kerry Wood, Dan Wheeler, an NRI for Justin Duchscherer... it's still a buyer's market as far as finding relief help, given the multiplicity of alternatives. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dan Wheeler was an extremely important player last year for the Rays. Can David Aardsma be that type of guy for the Mariners?
(DV from TN)
Six walks in 11 innings, a .148 BABIP, and we saw this act a year ago when he had supposedly become a key guy for the Red Sox. I'll say no. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Percival sucks, Dan Wheeler isn't much better and J.P. Howell and Grant Balfour haven't been good...yet. What do you make of the early struggles of the Rays pen?
(Tommy from DRaysBay)
Wait, a bullpen couldn't repeat its performance from last year, one which was above and beyond expectations during its successful run? I liked the Rays to be better than last year for reasons outside of their bullpen. I think we'll see Howell and Balfour pick it up a bit, but if you expect them to replicate last year again, you're in for a long season. (Marc Normandin)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)If the Rays are looking to add a reliever, why would they deal Dan Wheeler, who has been one of their best relievers?
(Tommy from Outsperswing)
It's a value equation. "Cardiac Dan" has been supplanted as an 8th inning guy/CIW by Grant Balfour, but has good numbers and is seen by the league as a premium setup guy. That has a pretty big value, considering someone like Brian Fuentes would cost a David Price to acquire. If you can trade Wheeler, get a RH bat, and plug in one of the available guys or even Price in September, shouldn't they consider it? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)How about Edgar Renteria and Ivan Rodriguez for Dan Wheeler and another arm?
(havybeaks from Michigan)
Doesn't seem to fill a need for the Rays. (Will Carroll)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Rays bullpen, we knew it was going to improve from being historically bad last year...but best in the majors? Eh? JP Howell has suddenly found a niche, Dan Wheeler refound his slider and Percival has been lights-out. Too early to be excited or do the stats comparing 'pens from the last 2 years show some real growth?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
Pens are fickle from year to year. I prefer when teams use in-house options and cheap alternatives over high-priced guys, and the Rays built their pen this way for '08. I'm not sure if it's the best in the league, but it's improved from last year, which is a start. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day Onedianagramr (NYC): Anagram of "Dan Wheeler": Leeward Hen

No fair using those well-honed Scrabble skills, D. (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneCompletely useless trivia but Dan Wheeler is the son-in-law of Rays TV play-by-play man Dwayne Staats, who I've always felt should be the voice of sabermetrics. (John Perrotto)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneDan Wheeler, wan dealer

Threw his share of strikes

A lead-sealer and strike-stealer

But rarely does he deal with mics. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneDan Wheeler sort of rhymes with "wan dealer." (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesSorry folks, had an unavoidable phone call. Rays threatened in the 8th, but we go to the ninth with Dan Wheeler on the mound with three outs to go and a three run lead. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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