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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 109 173.7 3 7 1 4.66 1.6
Birth Date5-22-1974
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age45 years, 6 months, 15 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1999 TOR MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 111 9.0 9.0 4.5 18.0 0% .333 2.00 8.69 13.50 102 5.73 111.5 0.0
2000 TOR MLB 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 3 6 1 86 12.3 7.4 2.5 14.7 0% .400 2.18 7.58 14.73 113 6.80 130.8 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 14 0 26.7 1 0 0 18 17 21 2 90 6.1 5.7 0.7 7.1 0% .222 1.31 4.52 3.04 111 5.51 114.2 0.0
2003 CIN MLB 10 9 46.3 1 2 0 50 12 37 7 103 9.7 2.3 1.4 7.2 0% .314 1.34 4.24 4.47 102 4.63 97.0 0.6
2007 KCA MLB 26 0 40.0 1 1 0 45 17 42 1 102 10.1 3.8 0.2 9.5 0% .373 1.55 2.87 4.05 82 3.20 66.1 1.0
2008 KCA MLB 13 3 26.7 0 3 0 29 6 14 1 98 9.8 2.0 0.3 4.7 0% .315 1.31 3.27 4.39 93 4.21 89.7 0.4
2009 KCA MLB 43 0 28.3 0 1 1 34 18 24 3 104 10.8 5.7 1.0 7.6 0% .344 1.84 4.83 5.72 107 6.09 130.7 -0.3
CareerMLB10912173.737118375148161009.53.90.87.749%.3221.494.044.66994.6797.81.6

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 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-
1996 STC A- NYP 8 8 33.3 3 2 0 39 11 35 2 10.5 3.0 0.5 9.5 0% .000 1.50 3.26 4.86 0 0.00 0.0
1997 HAG A SAL 25 25 140.3 7 7 0 130 63 155 11 8.3 4.0 0.7 9.9 0% .319 1.38 3.65 4.30 0 0.00 0.0
1998 DUN A+ FSL 24 9 66.0 4 5 4 68 23 78 5 9.3 3.1 0.7 10.6 0% -.589 1.38 3.17 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
1998 KNX AA SOU 3 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.9 0.0 6.9 0.0 0% .000 0.77 13.48 6.92 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TOR MLB AL 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 111 9.0 9.0 4.5 18.0 0% .333 2.00 8.69 13.50 102 5.73 111.5
1999 KNX AA SOU 33 4 62.3 2 2 1 64 16 91 7 9.2 2.3 1.0 13.1 0% -.496 1.28 2.70 3.76 0 0.00 0.0
1999 SYR AAA INT 6 4 22.7 0 3 0 16 10 10 1 6.3 4.0 0.4 4.0 0% -.714 1.15 4.44 3.96 0 0.00 0.0
2000 TOR MLB AL 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 3 6 1 86 12.3 7.4 2.5 14.7 0% .400 2.18 7.58 14.73 113 6.80 130.8
2000 SYR AAA INT 21 12 79.0 3 4 0 68 41 70 4 7.7 4.7 0.5 8.0 0% -.557 1.38 3.58 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Lar Wnt VWL 18 0 22.3 2 1 1 11 6 30 0 4.4 2.4 0.0 12.1 0% -.306 0.76 1.70 1.21 0 0.00 0.0
2001 BAL MLB AL 14 0 26.7 1 0 0 18 17 21 2 90 6.1 5.7 0.7 7.1 0% .222 1.31 4.52 3.04 111 5.51 114.2
2001 ROC AAA INT 9 7 30.7 1 1 0 31 5 41 1 9.1 1.5 0.3 12.0 0% -.638 1.17 1.40 2.05 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Azu Wnt DWL 1 0 3.0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 12.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0% -4.000 1.33 3.82 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 NOR AAA INT 12 2 28.0 2 2 0 22 7 27 2 7.1 2.3 0.6 8.7 0% .274 1.04 3.05 3.54 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CIN MLB NL 10 9 46.3 1 2 0 50 12 37 7 103 9.7 2.3 1.4 7.2 0% .314 1.34 4.24 4.47 102 4.63 97.0
2003 LOU AAA INT 26 2 43.7 4 1 4 36 13 43 1 7.4 2.7 0.2 8.9 0% .287 1.12 2.64 3.30 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NOR AAA INT 8 0 13.7 0 1 0 11 3 15 0 7.2 2.0 0.0 9.9 0% .297 1.02 1.75 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HRO npb JCL 25 0 160.3 11 10 0 165 62 173 16 9.3 3.5 0.9 9.7 0% -.575 1.42 3.54 4.21 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HRO npb JCL 51 0 53.7 2 1 24 44 16 72 9 7.4 2.7 1.5 12.1 0% -.361 1.12 3.59 3.18 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HRO npb JCL 30 5 43.0 1 2 6 45 11 46 5 9.4 2.3 1.0 9.6 0% .331 1.30 3.11 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
2007 KCA MLB AL 26 0 40.0 1 1 0 45 17 42 1 102 10.1 3.8 0.2 9.5 0% .373 1.55 2.87 4.05 82 3.20 66.1
2007 WIC AA TXS 3 3 4.0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 105 11.3 4.5 2.3 0.0 0% .267 1.75 7.93 4.50 138 5.75 118.0
2007 OMA AAA PCL 8 4 12.7 0 1 0 13 1 12 0 99 9.2 0.7 0.0 8.5 0% .342 1.10 1.87 2.83 69 3.50 71.8
2008 KCA MLB AL 13 3 26.7 0 3 0 29 6 14 1 98 9.8 2.0 0.3 4.7 0% .315 1.31 3.27 4.39 93 4.21 89.7
2008 NWA AA TXS 2 1 1.7 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 89 15.9 0.0 0.0 15.9 0% .750 1.76 -0.20 5.29 53 6.22 127.2
2008 OMA AAA PCL 10 7 11.7 0 3 0 17 5 8 3 110 13.1 3.8 2.3 6.2 0% .341 1.88 6.73 10.77 124 7.02 143.6
2009 KCA MLB AL 43 0 28.3 0 1 1 34 18 24 3 104 10.8 5.7 1.0 7.6 0% .344 1.84 4.83 5.72 107 6.09 130.7
2009 NWA AA TXS 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 118 5.4 1.3 0.0 6.7 0% .211 0.75 2.20 1.34 88 3.30 69.5
2010 HRO npb JCL 30 0 26.7 0 3 1 29 15 21 3 9.8 5.1 1.0 7.1 0% .317 1.65 4.91 7.08 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 361 0.5596 0.4127 0.8456 0.4950 0.3082 0.9000 0.7347 0.1544
2009 526 0.5285 0.4106 0.8241 0.5971 0.2016 0.8373 0.7800 0.1759
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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
2009-09-05 2009-10-02 DTD 27 25 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-27 2009-05-24 15-DL 58 43 General Medical Recovery From Surgery Graves' Disease 2009-03-03
2009-03-03 2009-03-27 Camp 24 0 General Medical Surgery Graves' Disease 2009-03-03
2009-02-17 2009-02-23 Camp 6 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-05-04 2008-05-04 On-Alr 0 0 Left Hand Fracture Punching Object -
2008-04-16 2008-09-02 60-DL 139 122 Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2007-06-16 2007-06-16 On-Alr 0 0 Right Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -
2007-04-01 2007-07-14 60-DL 104 89 Left Shoulder Strain Biceps and Latissimus Dorsi -
2003-09-19 2003-09-28 DTD 9 8 Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 KCA $
2009 KCA $1,200,000
2008 KCA $2,200,000
2007 KCA $1,800,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$5,200,000
3 yrTotal$5,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 16 d1 yr/$1.2M (09)

Details
  • signed 2/10 with Hiroshima JCL, 1 year/$0.109M (10)
  • non-tendered, released 12/10/09 re-signed as a free agent 12/16/08, 1 year/$1.2M (09)
  • non-tendered 12/12/08 signed as a free agent from Japan 12/06 (Hiroshima) 07:$1.8M, 08:$2.2M
  • A:$0.1M WSMVP,MVP ($50K 2-5 MVP), $50K LCS MVP,Gold Glove,AS, $0.1M Rolaids ($50K 2-5 Rolaids)
  • 96 5-129

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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DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Kind of hard to believe the Orioles traded him for John Bale, but I don't know if you can totally blame them for that, as his game was slow to coalesce in the minors. (Steven Goldman)
 

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