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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 447 655 38 36 6 4.05 10.3
Birth Date10-15-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight170 lbs
Age41 years, 0 months, 5 days
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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.
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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
2001 CHN MLB 8 8 44.7 3 1 0 40 17 39 4 98 8.1 3.4 0.8 7.9 0% .293 1.28 3.69 3.22 86 3.47 71.9 1.2
2002 CHN MLB 45 9 97.3 3 11 1 84 59 81 11 100 7.8 5.5 1.0 7.5 0% .268 1.47 4.74 3.98 107 4.80 103.0 0.7
2003 CHN MLB 25 6 61.0 2 7 0 66 28 65 7 104 9.7 4.1 1.0 9.6 0% .333 1.54 4.05 6.05 89 3.53 74.0 1.4
2004 ATL MLB 50 0 72.0 6 2 0 59 30 70 7 94 7.4 3.8 0.9 8.8 0% .272 1.24 3.60 2.75 84 3.09 63.7 2.0
2005 OAK MLB 28 0 32.7 0 3 0 38 22 34 5 97 10.5 6.1 1.4 9.4 0% .351 1.84 5.34 7.44 94 3.47 74.6 0.7
2006 ARI MLB 31 15 94.7 5 6 0 80 47 88 7 99 7.6 4.5 0.7 8.4 0% .281 1.34 4.04 4.18 97 4.26 86.7 1.6
2007 ARI MLB 53 0 61.0 6 1 0 45 32 87 7 102 6.6 4.7 1.0 12.8 0% .290 1.26 3.63 3.10 70 2.41 49.8 2.0
2008 ARI MLB 57 0 51.7 4 0 0 34 31 71 5 99 5.9 5.4 0.9 12.4 0% .276 1.26 3.58 2.61 92 4.20 89.6 0.7
2009 KCA MLB 46 0 50.3 3 4 2 46 29 38 6 106 8.2 5.2 1.1 6.8 0% .276 1.49 4.96 5.72 120 5.74 123.2 -0.3
2010 KCA MLB 5 0 5.3 0 0 0 9 4 7 0 114 15.2 6.8 0.0 11.8 0% .529 2.44 2.67 3.38 98 4.73 106.7 0.0
2011 TBA MLB 56 0 48.7 5 0 0 36 28 46 5 98 6.7 5.2 0.9 8.5 0% .256 1.32 4.23 3.88 108 4.06 94.4 0.4
2012 PIT MLB 43 0 35.7 1 1 3 39 19 33 3 96 9.8 4.8 0.8 8.3 0% .346 1.63 4.22 2.78 107 4.83 110.8 0.0
CareerMLB44738655.038366576346659671007.94.80.99.141%.2931.414.154.05964.0185.410.3

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.
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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-
1999 EUG A- NWN 15 15 80.3 5 6 0 97 33 65 11 10.9 3.7 1.2 7.3 0% -.789 1.62 5.45 5.94 0 0.00 0.0
2000 LNS A MDW 17 17 96.0 5 5 0 75 60 106 6 7.0 5.6 0.6 9.9 0% -.401 1.41 3.76 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2000 DAY A+ FSL 8 7 44.3 3 0 0 30 18 54 5 6.1 3.7 1.0 11.0 0% -.325 1.08 3.63 3.25 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CHN MLB NL 8 8 44.7 3 1 0 40 17 39 4 98 8.1 3.4 0.8 7.9 0% .293 1.28 3.69 3.22 86 3.47 71.9
2001 WTN AA SOU 23 23 121.3 9 6 0 107 60 137 6 7.9 4.5 0.4 10.2 0% -.498 1.38 3.06 4.01 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CHN MLB NL 45 9 97.3 3 11 1 84 59 81 11 100 7.8 5.5 1.0 7.5 0% .268 1.47 4.74 3.98 107 4.80 103.0
2003 CHN MLB NL 25 6 61.0 2 7 0 66 28 65 7 104 9.7 4.1 1.0 9.6 0% .333 1.54 4.05 6.05 89 3.53 74.0
2003 IOW AAA PCL 9 9 50.7 4 0 0 37 11 47 1 6.6 2.0 0.2 8.3 0% .263 0.95 2.59 1.95 0 0.00 0.0
2003 lic Wnt DWL 5 4 26.0 3 0 0 14 8 33 0 4.8 2.8 0.0 11.4 0% -.333 0.85 1.61 1.04 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ATL MLB NL 50 0 72.0 6 2 0 59 30 70 7 94 7.4 3.8 0.9 8.8 0% .272 1.24 3.60 2.75 84 3.09 63.7
2005 OAK MLB AL 28 0 32.7 0 3 0 38 22 34 5 97 10.5 6.1 1.4 9.4 0% .351 1.84 5.34 7.44 94 3.47 74.6
2005 SAC AAA PCL 13 13 75.0 5 1 0 51 28 90 4 46 6.1 3.4 0.5 10.8 0% -.370 1.05 3.12 2.40 71 2.45 48.3
2006 ARI MLB NL 31 15 94.7 5 6 0 80 47 88 7 99 7.6 4.5 0.7 8.4 0% .281 1.34 4.04 4.18 97 4.26 86.7
2006 TUC AAA PCL 1 1 3.1 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 103 11.6 2.9 0.0 11.6 0% .400 1.61 2.69 2.90 77 4.91 103.1
2007 ARI MLB NL 53 0 61.0 6 1 0 45 32 87 7 102 6.6 4.7 1.0 12.8 0% .290 1.26 3.63 3.10 70 2.41 49.8
2007 TUC AAA PCL 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 114 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.5 0% .000 0.00 -1.47 0.00 22 1.40 28.7
2008 ARI MLB NL 57 0 51.7 4 0 0 34 31 71 5 99 5.9 5.4 0.9 12.4 0% .276 1.26 3.58 2.61 92 4.20 89.6
2008 TUC AAA PCL 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 121 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .375 1.00 0.81 3.00 66 3.13 64.0
2009 KCA MLB AL 46 0 50.3 3 4 2 46 29 38 6 106 8.2 5.2 1.1 6.8 0% .276 1.49 4.96 5.72 120 5.74 123.2
2010 KCA MLB AL 5 0 5.3 0 0 0 9 4 7 0 114 15.2 6.8 0.0 11.8 0% .529 2.44 2.67 3.38 98 4.73 106.7
2011 TBA MLB AL 56 0 48.7 5 0 0 36 28 46 5 98 6.7 5.2 0.9 8.5 0% .256 1.32 4.23 3.88 108 4.06 94.4
2011 PCH A+ FSL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 105 18.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .667 2.00 2.37 0.00 74 3.97 81.1
2012 PIT MLB NL 43 0 35.7 1 1 3 39 19 33 3 96 9.8 4.8 0.8 8.3 0% .346 1.63 4.22 2.78 107 4.83 110.8
2012 ALT AA EAS 2 2 1.3 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 99 33.8 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .714 3.75 0.19 13.50 70 6.70 139.5
2012 LIC Wnt DWL 3 0 6.7 0 0 0 3 2 11 0 4.1 2.7 0.0 14.9 0% .273 0.75 0.73 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 935 0.4524 0.4631 0.6420 0.6430 0.3145 0.7059 0.5342 0.3580
2009 951 0.4890 0.4290 0.7794 0.6344 0.2325 0.8000 0.7257 0.2206
2010 109 0.5138 0.3853 0.7619 0.6250 0.1321 0.7714 0.7143 0.2381
2011 888 0.5124 0.4245 0.7825 0.6000 0.2402 0.8278 0.6635 0.2175
2012 670 0.5194 0.3896 0.7663 0.5431 0.2236 0.8254 0.6111 0.2337
Career35530.49170.42810.74100.61060.25120.78610.63780.2590

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
2012-07-18 2012-08-12 15-DL 25 23 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bothered for Several Weeks - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-02 Camp 1 0 Right Forearm Contusion - -
2011-07-18 2011-08-01 15-DL 14 14 Right Groin Strain - -
2010-05-12 2010-05-12 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Cyst Removal 2010-05-12
2009-08-06 2009-09-23 15-DL 48 44 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-07-06 2008-08-02 15-DL 27 21 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-06-29 2008-07-03 DTD 4 4 Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2008-05-29 2008-06-03 DTD 5 5 Neck Spasms -
2007-04-21 2007-05-11 15-DL 20 18 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2006-06-02 2006-07-03 15-DL 31 29 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2002-08-10 2002-08-25 15-DL 15 14 Right Upper Arm Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PHI $
2012 PIT $1,250,000
2011 TBA $850,000
2010 KCA $3,250,000
2009 KCA $2,250,000
2008 ARI $1,937,500
2007 ARI $1,437,500
2006 ARI $575,000
2005 OAK $600,000
2004 ATL $370,000
2003 CHN $340,000
2002 CHN $215,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$13,075,000
11 yrTotal$13,075,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 88 dScott Shapiro, Barry Praver1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2012). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/1/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. Contract purchased 4/4/12. Placed on restricted list 5/28/12. Activated from restricted list 6/1/12.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/3/11 (minor-league contract). $0.85M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 3/30/11.
  • 2 years/$6M (2009-10), plus 2011 club option. 09:$2.25M, 10:$3.25M, 11:$4M club option $0.5M buyout. Signed as a free agent 2/28/09. Released 4/23/10.
  • 1 year/$1.9375M (2008). Re-signed 1/16/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.4375M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration). $50,000 in performance bonuses ($15,000 each for 45, 50 games. $20,000 for 55 games). Acquired in trade from Oakland 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2005) (lost arbitration 2/05, $0.86M-$0.6M). Acquired in trade from Atlanta 12/04. Acquired in trade from Chicago Cubs 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.37M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.34M (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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's going to happen with Juan Cruz and Jason Varitek? Would anybody in their right mind give up a first round pick for either one of these guys? Or a second round pick, for those teams in the first half of the round?
(russadams from White Bear Lake, MN)
I think that Varitek and the Sox will find a way to kiss and make up because the player has absolutely zero leverage at the moment and the Sox appear to be postponing finding a viable alternative behind the plate until he signs elsewhere, which doesn't appear likely to happen.

As for Cruz, I think it's more likely that a team who wouldn't lose a first-rounder, as you say, would be one who'd be willing to make the move. Wouldn't surprise me if that winds up being the Nationals, who have some work to do on their bullpen after losing both Cordero and Rauch last year. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is the Tiger's payroll so high that their name isn't even surfacing on Brian Fuentes? His price seems to be falling, and would see the Tigers as desperate for a closer.
(LyleCox from Cleveland)
Skip closers, the Tigers should be desperate for relief help in general, and one high-profile signing by itself doesn't fix the pen. If anything, they're better off penciling in Zumaya as the guy who gets the most save opportunities, accepting that they have a bit of lefty help already in hand, and could use a power right-hander. I'd rather see them chasing Juan Cruz. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the story with Juan Cruz? As Mets fan, I was excited by the idea of him being the setup guy -- and IMO he is a better bet than Putz. Who is knocking on his door?
(James282 from Nj)
That's a great question and I don't have a great answer. It is like he's become the invisible man. I never heard his name mentioned here and I don't know why. I think he is going to make a fine pickup for somebody. (John Perrotto)


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