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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 534 554.3 38 47 19 3.34 3.2
Birth Date1-12-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age41 years, 9 months, 3 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 MON MLB 65 0 71.0 10 3 5 65 13 46 8 102 8.2 1.6 1.0 5.8 0% .264 1.10 3.90 2.92 89 3.86 80.9 1.2
2004 MON MLB 81 0 90.3 6 12 2 92 15 63 6 92 9.2 1.5 0.6 6.3 0% .309 1.18 3.08 2.69 79 3.07 63.3 2.5
2005 WAS MLB 68 0 71.0 8 7 1 75 14 40 7 90 9.5 1.8 0.9 5.1 0% .301 1.25 3.98 2.66 96 3.98 85.7 1.2
2007 WAS MLB 44 0 42.3 2 2 1 43 12 28 5 97 9.1 2.6 1.1 6.0 0% .281 1.30 4.30 3.19 110 5.51 113.9 0.0
2008 NYN 0 19 0 18.0 1 2 9 23 2 14 3 93 11.5 1.0 1.5 7.0 0% .339 1.39 4.04 5.50 105 4.28 91.4 0.2
2008 WAS 0 62 0 57.7 1 8 0 63 22 36 6 95 9.8 3.4 0.9 5.6 0% .302 1.47 4.55 5.77 115 5.39 114.9 0.0
2009 FLO 0 10 0 7.7 0 3 0 12 6 7 1 95 14.1 7.0 1.2 8.2 0% .407 2.35 5.66 11.74 126 7.48 160.5 -0.2
2009 MIN 0 28 0 32.3 1 2 0 38 8 21 4 104 10.6 2.2 1.1 5.8 0% .333 1.42 4.46 4.18 120 6.52 139.8 -0.5
2011 NYA MLB 52 0 56.0 2 2 0 51 20 39 5 105 8.2 3.2 0.8 6.3 0% .282 1.27 4.22 2.09 120 5.77 134.2 -0.7
2012 BAL MLB 66 0 75.0 5 5 1 81 14 51 7 104 9.7 1.7 0.8 6.1 0% .303 1.27 3.61 2.64 116 5.28 121.1 -0.4
2013 ATL 0 37 0 31.0 1 1 0 34 13 20 1 100 9.9 3.8 0.3 5.8 0% .333 1.52 3.40 2.90 109 4.92 117.8 -0.1
2013 BAL 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 97 18.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 0% .429 2.00 7.57 9.00 116 4.32 103.5 0.0
2008 TOT MLB 81 0 75.7 2 10 9 86 24 50 9 94 10.2 2.9 1.1 5.9 0% .000 1.45 4.43 5.71 113 5.12 109.3 0.2
2009 TOT MLB 38 0 40.0 1 5 0 50 14 28 5 102 11.3 3.2 1.1 6.3 0% .000 1.60 4.69 5.63 121 6.70 143.7 -0.7
2013 TOT MLB 39 0 33.0 2 1 0 38 13 22 2 100 10.4 3.5 0.5 6.0 0% .000 1.55 3.66 3.27 109 4.88 116.9 -0.1
CareerMLB5340554.338471958113936754989.42.30.96.050%.3021.303.913.341044.70102.53.2

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 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-
2001 SLM A+ CRL 13 0 13.3 0 1 7 19 5 10 0 12.9 3.4 0.0 6.8 0% -1.267 1.80 2.86 4.06 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Cul Wnt MPL 31 0 34.7 1 1 13 25 6 32 2 6.5 1.6 0.5 8.3 0% -.575 0.89 1.98 2.33 0 0.00 0.0
2002 OTT AAA INT 6 0 7.7 0 0 0 7 4 6 1 8.2 4.7 1.2 7.0 0% .286 1.43 4.78 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
2003 MON MLB NL 65 0 71.0 10 3 5 65 13 46 8 102 8.2 1.6 1.0 5.8 0% .264 1.10 3.90 2.92 89 3.86 80.9
2003 Cul Wnt MPL 12 0 13.3 1 1 2 7 3 11 4 4.7 2.0 2.7 7.4 0% -.167 0.75 5.49 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MON MLB NL 81 0 90.3 6 12 2 92 15 63 6 92 9.2 1.5 0.6 6.3 0% .309 1.18 3.08 2.69 79 3.07 63.3
2005 WAS MLB NL 68 0 71.0 8 7 1 75 14 40 7 90 9.5 1.8 0.9 5.1 0% .301 1.25 3.98 2.66 96 3.98 85.7
2006 MEX wor CS 3 0 1.2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 3.33 7.05 7.50 0 0.00 0.0
2007 WAS MLB NL 44 0 42.3 2 2 1 43 12 28 5 97 9.1 2.6 1.1 6.0 0% .281 1.30 4.30 3.19 110 5.51 113.9
2007 POT A+ CRL 3 1 2.7 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 102 3.3 3.3 0.0 3.3 0% .125 0.74 3.62 0.00 108 3.14 64.3
2007 COH AAA INT 5 0 7.0 0 0 0 4 2 5 1 93 5.1 2.6 1.3 6.4 0% .176 0.86 4.88 1.29 97 3.17 65.1
2008 NYN MLB NL 19 0 18.0 1 2 9 23 2 14 3 93 11.5 1.0 1.5 7.0 0% .339 1.39 4.04 5.50 105 4.28 91.4
2008 WAS MLB NL 62 0 57.7 1 8 0 63 22 36 6 95 9.8 3.4 0.9 5.6 0% .302 1.47 4.55 5.77 115 5.39 114.9
2009 FLO MLB NL 10 0 7.7 0 3 0 12 6 7 1 95 14.1 7.0 1.2 8.2 0% .407 2.35 5.66 11.74 126 7.48 160.5
2009 MIN MLB AL 28 0 32.3 1 2 0 38 8 21 4 104 10.6 2.2 1.1 5.8 0% .333 1.42 4.46 4.18 120 6.52 139.8
2009 NWO AAA PCL 9 0 10.0 0 0 4 4 3 10 0 83 3.6 2.7 0.0 9.0 0% .160 0.70 2.35 0.00 71 2.02 42.5
2009 CUL Wnt MPL 17 0 19.7 0 1 5 16 9 11 5 7.3 4.1 2.3 5.0 0% .193 1.27 6.91 4.11 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 14 0 14.0 1 3 4 14 7 10 1 9.0 4.5 0.6 6.4 0% .277 1.50 4.79 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CSP AAA PCL 4 0 7.3 1 1 0 8 0 4 2 9.9 0.0 2.5 4.9 0% .250 1.10 6.04 4.93 0 0.00 0.0
2010 RNO AAA PCL 18 0 26.3 0 6 0 38 11 17 1 13.0 3.8 0.3 5.8 0% .398 1.86 4.38 7.87 0 0.00 0.0
2010 MXC Wnt LMP 16 0 18.0 1 0 8 20 3 10 2 10.0 1.5 1.0 5.0 0% .300 1.28 4.27 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB AL 52 0 56.0 2 2 0 51 20 39 5 105 8.2 3.2 0.8 6.3 0% .282 1.27 4.22 2.09 120 5.77 134.2
2011 SWB AAA INT 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 6 0 7 0 10.8 0.0 0.0 12.6 0% .500 1.20 0.43 1.80 50 3.40 69.5
2011 OBR Wnt LMP 20 0 19.7 0 0 12 12 4 13 1 5.5 1.8 0.5 5.9 0% .190 0.81 2.72 0.92 0 0.00 0.0
2012 BAL MLB AL 66 0 75.0 5 5 1 81 14 51 7 104 9.7 1.7 0.8 6.1 0% .303 1.27 3.61 2.64 116 5.28 121.1
2012 OBR Wnt LMP 10 0 13.7 1 2 4 19 1 11 3 12.5 0.7 2.0 7.2 0% .364 1.46 4.54 4.61 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ATL MLB NL 37 0 31.0 1 1 0 34 13 20 1 100 9.9 3.8 0.3 5.8 0% .333 1.52 3.40 2.90 109 4.92 117.8
2013 BAL MLB AL 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 97 18.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 0% .429 2.00 7.57 9.00 116 4.32 103.5
2013 MIS AA SOU 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0% .222 0.67 2.57 0.00 96 5.08 110.4
2013 GWN AAA INT 8 0 8.3 0 1 0 9 5 8 1 9.7 5.4 1.1 8.6 0% .333 1.68 4.64 6.48 99 5.80 126.0
2014 BOW AA EAS 5 0 5.3 1 0 0 11 2 5 0 18.6 3.4 0.0 8.4 0% .524 2.44 2.60 5.06 93 7.64 161.8
2014 BUF AAA INT 11 0 11.7 1 2 0 19 4 9 1 14.7 3.1 0.8 6.9 0% .419 1.97 3.94 5.40 95 6.76 143.1
2015 TAB AAA MEX 51 0 61.7 7 4 17 52 17 56 4 7.6 2.5 0.6 8.2 0% .281 1.12 3.48 2.04 0 0.00 0.0
2016 MCD AAA MEX 14 0 14.0 0 3 0 17 7 8 0 10.9 4.5 0.0 5.1 0% .362 1.71 3.78 3.21 0 0.00 0.0
2016 TAB AAA MEX 25 0 29.0 3 3 6 33 8 15 1 10.2 2.5 0.3 4.7 0% .327 1.41 3.77 3.41 0 0.00 0.0
2017 MCD AAA MEX 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 13.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 0% .286 1.50 8.09 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2017 SLT AAA MEX 14 0 12.0 0 2 0 15 11 11 0 11.3 8.3 0.0 8.3 0% .375 2.17 4.51 6.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1220 0.5467 0.4500 0.8616 0.6042 0.2640 0.9007 0.7534 0.1384
2009 645 0.5271 0.4729 0.8623 0.6500 0.2754 0.9050 0.7500 0.1377
2011 829 0.5380 0.4536 0.8324 0.6233 0.2559 0.8777 0.7041 0.1676
2012 1199 0.5088 0.4837 0.8224 0.6426 0.3192 0.8699 0.7234 0.1776
2013 543 0.4641 0.4530 0.8130 0.6032 0.3230 0.9276 0.6277 0.1870
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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
2014-04-02 2014-05-13 Minors 41 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-04-25 2013-07-05 15-DL 71 64 - General Medical Anxiety Disorder - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-08 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-04-10 2011-05-11 15-DL 31 25 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2008-01-04 2008-01-04 Off 0 0 Left Upper Arm Gunshot Wound Bruised Nerve From Shotgun Pellet -
2007-03-28 2007-06-20 60-DL 84 71 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-03-30
2006-03-24 2006-10-02 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-03-30
2005-10-28 2005-10-28 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2005-10-28 -
2005-09-02 2005-09-22 DTD 20 18 Right Elbow Bone Spur 2005-10-28
2005-08-22 2005-09-01 DTD 10 9 Right Elbow Soreness -
2003-06-22 2003-07-21 15-DL 29 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 BAL $1,000,000
2012 BAL $825,000
2011 NYA $650,000
2009 MIN $1,300,000
2008 WAS $1,700,000
2007 WAS $1,300,000
2006 ARI $900,000
2005 WAS $363,000
2004 MON $317,500
2003 MON $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$8,655,500
10 yrTotal$8,655,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 121 dJoe Longo1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/7/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.5M for 60 games pitched. Released by Washington 3/19/14. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/20/14 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract 5/31/14. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 6/8/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/10/12. 12:$0.825M, 13:$1M club option, $0.1M buyout. May earn additional $0.325M annually in performance bonuses. Baltimore exercised $1M option for 2013 10/31/12. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Baltimore 4/10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2011). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/9/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Signed by LA Dodgers 12/17/09 (minor-league contract). $0.75M salary in majors. Released by LA Dodgers 5/17/10 (exercised opt-out). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 5/19/10 (minor-league contract). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 8/26/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2009). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/19/09. DFA by Minnesota 6/23/09, released 7/2/09. Signed by Florida as a free agent 7/3/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Florida 7/12/09. DFA by Florida 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2008). Re-signed by Washington 12/12/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Washington 8/17/08.
  • 2 years/$2.2M (2006-07). Re-signed by Washington 1/06 (avoided arbitration). 06:$0.9M, 07:$1.3M.
  • 1 year/$0.363M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3175M (2004). Re-signed by Montreal 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

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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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Here's the problem with the argument that you take flyers on kids and "guys" in the bullpen: the Mets did precisely that this year (besides Wagner), and it cost them a playoff berth. I understand not overpaying for the next Kyle Farnsworth, but all the Flushing Faithful will not miss Luis Ayala's corpse.
(Razz from New York, NY)
Who made that argument? I just said I wouldn't waste money on guys like Farnsworth or Fuentes, nor would I overpay for Rodriguez. Look at the Rays pen. The Phillies. Heck, outside of Papelbon, it's not exactly a distinguished crew in Boston. The closer doesn't matter if you can't get to him. (Will Carroll)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mets, Phils or BrewCrew...who get's left out?
(Vinny from NYC)
I wish I knew. The Phillies seem to have a slightly easier road than the Mets and Brewers. I have this sense that the Mets bullpen situation is going to boomerang on them again, though. There's no reason for Luis Ayala to be a successful closer, and just because it worked for a couple of weeks doesn't mean it's going to keep working. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Come on, say something nice about Luis Ayala, he's certainly had value to the mets outside of being a token latino, right?
(Dep from NYC)
I don't know if anyone one on the Mets could be singled out as "a token latino," but what I do think he demonstrates is my original point, which is that most closers are made, not born. (Christina Kahrl)


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