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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 423 454.3 22 34 131 4.18 5.6
Birth Date5-4-1971
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age48 years, 6 months, 17 days
BatsR
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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
1995 BAL MLB 6 0 7.3 0 0 0 5 4 3 0 100 6.1 4.9 0.0 3.7 0% .217 1.23 3.95 1.23 112 5.54 113.3 0.0
1996 ATL MLB 22 0 26.0 2 4 0 33 13 15 4 100 11.4 4.5 1.4 5.2 0% .330 1.77 5.55 4.85 98 4.70 92.8 0.2
1997 ATL 0 20 0 24.0 2 2 0 27 16 6 2 103 10.1 6.0 0.8 2.3 0% .287 1.79 5.65 3.75 127 8.04 167.3 -0.7
1997 NYA 0 1 0 2.0 0 1 0 2 4 2 0 93 9.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 3.00 7.14 9.00 134 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 NYA MLB 8 0 9.7 1 0 0 11 4 7 0 99 10.2 3.7 0.0 6.5 0% .355 1.55 3.01 6.52 92 3.66 75.9 0.2
2001 CHN MLB 1 1 1.7 0 1 0 6 3 1 1 96 32.4 16.2 5.4 5.4 0% .625 5.40 15.00 32.40 133 10.53 218.2 -0.1
2002 CHN MLB 73 0 95.7 4 4 2 84 29 97 10 101 7.9 2.7 0.9 9.1 0% .291 1.18 3.14 2.73 80 2.85 61.1 2.6
2003 CHN MLB 68 0 68.3 2 2 33 53 19 66 5 104 7.0 2.5 0.7 8.7 0% .254 1.05 2.87 2.63 79 3.04 63.7 1.8
2004 CHN MLB 22 0 21.3 2 4 9 27 15 17 3 94 11.4 6.3 1.3 7.2 0% .338 1.97 5.29 8.02 115 6.54 134.9 -0.2
2005 CHN 0 11 0 11.0 0 0 0 12 1 11 5 102 9.8 0.8 4.1 9.0 0% .233 1.18 7.16 6.55 98 4.33 93.1 0.1
2005 TBA 0 32 0 35.3 1 5 0 26 11 16 3 102 6.6 2.8 0.8 4.1 0% .215 1.05 4.17 3.82 108 5.07 109.0 0.2
2006 FLO MLB 72 0 69.7 3 3 36 63 33 64 7 93 8.1 4.3 0.9 8.3 0% .283 1.38 4.08 3.75 104 5.19 105.8 0.4
2007 CLE MLB 69 0 65.7 4 5 45 77 17 58 9 99 10.6 2.3 1.2 7.9 0% .330 1.43 4.18 5.07 92 3.74 77.3 1.3
2008 CLE MLB 18 0 16.7 1 3 6 24 8 9 4 104 13.0 4.3 2.2 4.9 0% .328 1.92 6.63 7.56 120 6.05 129.1 -0.1
1997 TOT MLB 21 0 26.0 2 3 0 29 20 8 2 102 10.0 6.9 0.7 2.8 0% .000 1.88 5.77 4.15 127 7.42 154.4 -0.7
2005 TOT MLB 43 0 46.3 1 5 0 38 12 27 8 102 7.4 2.3 1.6 5.2 0% .000 1.08 4.88 4.47 105 4.89 105.3 0.3
CareerMLB4231454.32234131450177372531008.93.51.07.442%.2921.384.144.18974.3290.05.6

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.
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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-
1991 KNC A MDW 49 0 81.0 7 2 13 60 43 76 2 6.7 4.8 0.2 8.4 0% .000 1.27 3.05 2.56 0 0.00 0.0
1992 FRD A+ CRL 48 0 80.3 5 6 10 71 50 85 3 8.0 5.6 0.3 9.5 0% .000 1.51 3.32 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
1993 FRD A+ CRL 42 2 62.3 1 1 11 61 37 70 5 8.8 5.3 0.7 10.1 0% .000 1.57 3.72 3.61 0 0.00 0.0
1993 BOW AA EAS 9 0 17.7 3 0 0 11 11 17 0 5.6 5.6 0.0 8.6 0% .000 1.24 3.12 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1994 BOW AA EAS 49 0 66.0 3 4 14 52 28 73 3 7.1 3.8 0.4 10.0 0% .000 1.21 2.82 1.91 0 0.00 0.0
1995 BAL MLB AL 6 0 7.3 0 0 0 5 4 3 0 100 6.1 4.9 0.0 3.7 0% .217 1.23 3.95 1.23 112 5.54 113.3
1995 BOW AA EAS 16 0 20.7 2 2 7 16 7 32 2 7.0 3.0 0.9 13.9 0% .000 1.11 2.41 3.91 0 0.00 0.0
1995 ROC AAA INT 28 0 35.7 1 3 6 32 18 32 3 8.1 4.5 0.8 8.1 0% .000 1.40 4.00 4.03 0 0.00 0.0
1996 ATL MLB NL 22 0 26.0 2 4 0 33 13 15 4 100 11.4 4.5 1.4 5.2 0% .330 1.77 5.55 4.85 98 4.70 92.8
1996 GWN AAA INT 34 0 53.3 1 5 7 42 30 40 4 7.1 5.1 0.7 6.8 0% .000 1.35 4.61 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
1997 ATL MLB NL 20 0 24.0 2 2 0 27 16 6 2 103 10.1 6.0 0.8 2.3 0% .287 1.79 5.65 3.75 127 8.04 167.3
1997 NYA MLB AL 1 0 2.0 0 1 0 2 4 2 0 93 9.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 3.00 7.14 9.00 134 0.00 0.0
1997 GWN AAA INT 21 0 37.7 1 2 2 32 19 34 3 7.6 4.5 0.7 8.1 0% .284 1.35 4.04 3.58 0 0.00 0.0
1998 NYA MLB AL 8 0 9.7 1 0 0 11 4 7 0 99 10.2 3.7 0.0 6.5 0% .355 1.55 3.01 6.52 92 3.66 75.9
1998 COH AAA INT 45 0 73.7 3 3 4 66 39 67 6 8.1 4.8 0.7 8.2 0% -.531 1.42 4.14 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
1999 LOU AAA INT 58 0 89.0 6 2 4 94 44 70 7 9.5 4.4 0.7 7.1 0% -.702 1.55 4.46 5.46 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CHN MLB NL 1 1 1.7 0 1 0 6 3 1 1 96 32.4 16.2 5.4 5.4 0% .625 5.40 15.00 32.40 133 10.53 218.2
2001 IOW AAA PCL 39 12 110.0 8 7 1 87 26 131 10 7.1 2.1 0.8 10.7 0% -.453 1.03 3.14 2.62 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Obr Wnt MPL 25 0 29.7 2 2 9 25 8 28 5 7.6 2.4 1.5 8.5 0% -.465 1.11 3.87 3.64 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CHN MLB NL 73 0 95.7 4 4 2 84 29 97 10 101 7.9 2.7 0.9 9.1 0% .291 1.18 3.14 2.73 80 2.85 61.1
2003 CHN MLB NL 68 0 68.3 2 2 33 53 19 66 5 104 7.0 2.5 0.7 8.7 0% .254 1.05 2.87 2.63 79 3.04 63.7
2004 CHN MLB NL 22 0 21.3 2 4 9 27 15 17 3 94 11.4 6.3 1.3 7.2 0% .338 1.97 5.29 8.02 115 6.54 134.9
2004 IOW AAA PCL 7 3 7.7 0 3 0 9 4 2 1 10.5 4.7 1.2 2.3 0% .286 1.69 6.23 8.18 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CHN MLB NL 11 0 11.0 0 0 0 12 1 11 5 102 9.8 0.8 4.1 9.0 0% .233 1.18 7.16 6.55 98 4.33 93.1
2005 TBA MLB AL 32 0 35.3 1 5 0 26 11 16 3 102 6.6 2.8 0.8 4.1 0% .215 1.05 4.17 3.82 108 5.07 109.0
2005 IOW AAA PCL 7 0 8.0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 103 3.4 3.4 2.3 4.5 0% -.111 0.75 6.88 2.25 118 2.75 54.2
2006 FLO MLB NL 72 0 69.7 3 3 36 63 33 64 7 93 8.1 4.3 0.9 8.3 0% .283 1.38 4.08 3.75 104 5.19 105.8
2007 CLE MLB AL 69 0 65.7 4 5 45 77 17 58 9 99 10.6 2.3 1.2 7.9 0% .330 1.43 4.18 5.07 92 3.74 77.3
2008 CLE MLB AL 18 0 16.7 1 3 6 24 8 9 4 104 13.0 4.3 2.2 4.9 0% .328 1.92 6.63 7.56 120 6.05 129.1
2008 LKC A SAL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 3.55 0.00 106 4.54 92.9
2008 AKR AA EAS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 102 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 1.22 0.00 83 3.77 77.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 286 0.5175 0.4650 0.8496 0.6419 0.2754 0.8526 0.8421 0.1504
Career2860.51750.46500.84960.64190.27540.85260.84210.1504

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
2008-04-15 2008-05-24 15-DL 39 35 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2005-04-04 2005-05-20 15-DL 46 38 Right Forearm Fracture Ulna -
2004-10-05 2004-10-05 Off 0 0 - Knee Surgery Date Is Estimated - -
2004-06-05 2004-10-03 60-DL 120 108 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2003-08-28 2003-09-02 DTD 5 5 - Neck Stiffness - -
1998-08-24 1998-09-22 15-DL 29 28 - Neck Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 CLE $4,000,000
2007 CLE $4,000,000
2006 FLO $327,000
2005 CHN, TBA $2,300,000
2004 CHN $2,000,000
2003 CHN $410,000
2002 CHN $235,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$13,272,000
7 yrTotal$13,272,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 123 d

Details
  • released 7/10/08 designated for assignment 7/4/08 signed as a free agent from FL 1/07, 1 year/$4.25M (07)+08 club option, 07:$4M, 08:$4M club option $0.25M buyout
  • performance bonus:$0.2M each 40,45,50 games finished, $0.4M 55 games finished, $0.5M 60 games finished
  • award bonus:$0.25M Rolaids ($0.15M 2nd & 3rd, $75K 4th-5th), $0.1M All-Star,WSMVP, $50K LCSMVP
  • club will not offer arbitration for 08 if 08 option is not exercised
  • club may offer arbitration after 08
  • signed as a free agent from TB 12/05, 1 year/$0.0.327M (06)+bonuses (10-60 g, up to $1.05M total sal)
  • non-tendered 12/05 signed as a free agent from CHC 7/05
  • designated for assignment 6/05
  • re-signed 1/04 (avoided arbitration), 2 year/$4.3M (04-05)+bonuses (games finished), 04:$2M, 05:$2.3M
  • 1 year/$0.41M (03)
  • contract purchased 3/02 sent to minor-league camp 3/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/01 recalled 8/01

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
2008-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, Joe Borowski has just been disabled with a 'right triceps strain'. Is that the problem, or is there perhaps more? Maybe less? What are the chances he's thrown his last pitch in the majors?
(Jason from Columbus)
Cleveland tends to be very precise with information. I couldn't even venture a guess as to this being the end. (Will Carroll)


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