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Portrait of Miguel Batista

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
24 658 1956.3 102 115 41 4.48 4.1
Birth Date2-19-1971
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age48 years, 8 months, 0 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
1992 PIT MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 102 18.0 13.5 4.5 4.5 0% .375 3.50 12.77 9.00 107 4.69 113.6 0.0
1996 FLO MLB 9 0 11.3 0 0 0 9 7 6 0 99 7.1 5.6 0.0 4.8 0% .250 1.41 3.88 5.56 95 4.46 88.0 0.1
1997 CHN MLB 11 6 36.3 0 5 0 36 24 27 4 97 8.9 5.9 1.0 6.7 0% .286 1.65 5.08 5.70 116 5.95 123.7 -0.1
1998 MON MLB 56 13 135.0 3 5 0 141 65 92 12 93 9.4 4.3 0.8 6.1 0% .305 1.53 4.43 3.80 101 4.39 90.9 1.9
1999 MON MLB 39 17 134.7 8 7 1 146 58 95 10 101 9.8 3.9 0.7 6.3 0% .312 1.51 4.07 4.88 98 5.17 100.4 1.4
2000 KCA 0 14 9 57.0 2 6 0 66 34 30 17 100 10.4 5.4 2.7 4.7 0% .272 1.75 7.83 7.74 134 8.95 172.2 -1.6
2000 MON 0 4 0 8.3 0 1 0 19 3 7 2 108 20.5 3.2 2.2 7.6 0% .486 2.64 6.29 14.04 112 6.49 124.9 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 48 18 139.3 11 8 0 113 60 90 13 99 7.3 3.9 0.8 5.8 0% .245 1.24 4.43 3.36 109 4.56 94.6 1.7
2002 ARI MLB 36 29 184.7 8 9 0 172 70 112 12 103 8.4 3.4 0.6 5.5 0% .271 1.31 3.74 4.29 100 4.32 92.7 2.7
2003 ARI MLB 36 29 193.3 10 9 0 197 60 142 13 102 9.2 2.8 0.6 6.6 0% .307 1.33 3.43 3.54 88 4.00 83.8 3.7
2004 TOR MLB 38 31 198.7 10 13 5 206 96 104 22 108 9.3 4.3 1.0 4.7 0% .287 1.52 5.04 4.80 113 6.85 141.2 -2.3
2005 TOR MLB 71 0 74.7 5 8 31 80 27 54 9 104 9.6 3.3 1.1 6.5 0% .297 1.43 4.33 4.10 101 4.65 100.1 0.7
2006 ARI MLB 34 33 206.3 11 8 0 231 84 110 18 99 10.1 3.7 0.8 4.8 0% .308 1.53 4.48 4.58 106 5.64 114.9 0.4
2007 SEA MLB 33 32 193.0 16 11 0 209 85 133 18 94 9.7 4.0 0.8 6.2 0% .310 1.52 4.58 4.29 106 5.63 116.4 0.2
2008 SEA MLB 44 20 115.0 4 14 1 135 79 73 19 99 10.6 6.2 1.5 5.7 0% .306 1.86 6.25 6.26 126 7.10 151.4 -2.0
2009 SEA MLB 56 0 71.3 7 4 1 79 39 52 7 98 10.0 4.9 0.9 6.6 0% .319 1.65 4.67 4.04 115 5.60 120.1 -0.3
2010 WAS MLB 58 1 82.7 1 2 2 71 39 55 9 92 7.7 4.2 1.0 6.0 0% .256 1.33 4.78 3.70 118 5.54 125.1 -0.6
2011 NYN 0 9 4 30.7 2 0 0 22 14 15 0 94 6.5 4.1 0.0 4.4 0% .234 1.17 3.57 2.64 125 5.94 138.1 -0.4
2011 SLN 0 26 1 29.3 3 2 0 27 19 16 2 96 8.3 5.8 0.6 4.9 0% .260 1.57 5.13 4.60 123 6.27 145.8 -0.5
2012 ATL 0 5 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 1 100 7.5 3.0 1.5 3.0 0% .211 1.17 5.63 3.00 123 7.69 176.3 -0.2
2012 NYN 0 30 5 46.7 1 3 0 53 31 34 5 97 10.2 6.0 1.0 6.6 0% .322 1.80 5.12 4.82 116 6.06 139.0 -0.6
2000 TOT MLB 18 9 65.3 2 7 0 85 37 37 19 101 11.7 5.1 2.6 5.1 0% .000 1.87 7.63 8.54 131 8.64 166.2 -1.7
2011 TOT MLB 35 5 60.0 5 2 0 49 33 31 2 95 7.4 5.0 0.3 4.7 0% .000 1.37 4.34 3.60 124 6.10 141.8 -0.9
2012 TOT MLB 35 5 52.7 1 3 0 58 33 36 6 97 9.9 5.6 1.0 6.2 0% .000 1.73 5.18 4.61 117 6.25 143.2 -0.8
CareerMLB6582481956.310211541202189912501941009.34.10.95.851%.2941.494.594.481085.45114.04.1

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-
1990 ROK A MDW 3 2 12.3 0 1 0 16 5 7 2 11.7 3.7 1.5 5.1 0% .000 1.71 5.18 8.78 0 0.00 0.0
1991 ROK A MDW 23 23 133.7 11 5 0 126 57 90 1 8.5 3.8 0.1 6.1 0% .000 1.37 3.04 4.04 0 0.00 0.0
1992 PIT MLB NL 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 102 18.0 13.5 4.5 4.5 0% .375 3.50 12.77 9.00 107 4.69 113.6
1992 WPB A+ FSL 24 24 135.3 7 7 0 130 54 92 3 8.6 3.6 0.2 6.1 0% .000 1.36 3.07 3.79 0 0.00 0.0
1993 HAR AA EAS 26 26 141.0 13 5 0 139 86 91 11 8.9 5.5 0.7 5.8 0% .000 1.60 4.73 4.34 0 0.00 0.0
1994 HAR AA EAS 3 3 11.3 0 1 0 8 9 5 0 6.4 7.2 0.0 4.0 0% .000 1.50 4.68 2.39 0 0.00 0.0
1995 CHR AAA INT 34 18 116.3 6 12 0 118 60 58 11 9.1 4.6 0.9 4.5 0% .000 1.53 4.96 4.80 0 0.00 0.0
1996 FLO MLB NL 9 0 11.3 0 0 0 9 7 6 0 99 7.1 5.6 0.0 4.8 0% .250 1.41 3.88 5.56 95 4.46 88.0
1996 CHR AAA INT 47 2 77.0 4 3 4 93 39 56 4 10.9 4.6 0.5 6.5 0% .000 1.71 4.19 5.38 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CHN MLB NL 11 6 36.3 0 5 0 36 24 27 4 97 8.9 5.9 1.0 6.7 0% .286 1.65 5.08 5.70 116 5.95 123.7
1997 IOW AAA AA 31 14 122.0 9 4 0 117 38 95 19 8.6 2.8 1.4 7.0 0% .275 1.27 4.35 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
1998 MON MLB NL 56 13 135.0 3 5 0 141 65 92 12 93 9.4 4.3 0.8 6.1 0% .305 1.53 4.43 3.80 101 4.39 90.9
1999 MON MLB NL 39 17 134.7 8 7 1 146 58 95 10 101 9.8 3.9 0.7 6.3 0% .312 1.51 4.07 4.88 98 5.17 100.4
1999 OTT AAA INT 3 3 8.0 0 1 0 3 4 7 1 3.4 4.5 1.1 7.9 0% -.167 0.88 4.80 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2000 KCA MLB AL 14 9 57.0 2 6 0 66 34 30 17 100 10.4 5.4 2.7 4.7 0% .272 1.75 7.83 7.74 134 8.95 172.2
2000 MON MLB NL 4 0 8.3 0 1 0 19 3 7 2 108 20.5 3.2 2.2 7.6 0% .486 2.64 6.29 14.04 112 6.49 124.9
2000 OMA AAA PCL 18 1 28.3 2 2 3 35 7 27 6 11.1 2.2 1.9 8.6 0% -.725 1.48 5.17 6.04 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Azu Wnt DWL 13 0 70.0 6 2 0 58 23 61 0 7.5 3.0 0.0 7.8 0% -.690 1.16 2.98 3.34 0 0.00 0.0
2001 ARI MLB NL 48 18 139.3 11 8 0 113 60 90 13 99 7.3 3.9 0.8 5.8 0% .245 1.24 4.43 3.36 109 4.56 94.6
2001 Esc Wnt DWL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% -1.000 1.00 2.49 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 ARI MLB NL 36 29 184.7 8 9 0 172 70 112 12 103 8.4 3.4 0.6 5.5 0% .271 1.31 3.74 4.29 100 4.32 92.7
2003 ARI MLB NL 36 29 193.3 10 9 0 197 60 142 13 102 9.2 2.8 0.6 6.6 0% .307 1.33 3.43 3.54 88 4.00 83.8
2004 TOR MLB AL 38 31 198.7 10 13 5 206 96 104 22 108 9.3 4.3 1.0 4.7 0% .287 1.52 5.04 4.80 113 6.85 141.2
2005 TOR MLB AL 71 0 74.7 5 8 31 80 27 54 9 104 9.6 3.3 1.1 6.5 0% .297 1.43 4.33 4.10 101 4.65 100.1
2006 ARI MLB NL 34 33 206.3 11 8 0 231 84 110 18 99 10.1 3.7 0.8 4.8 0% .308 1.53 4.48 4.58 106 5.64 114.9
2006 DOM wor CS 2 0 3.1 1 0 0 5 1 2 2 14.5 2.9 5.8 5.8 0% .300 1.94 11.08 11.61 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SEA MLB AL 33 32 193.0 16 11 0 209 85 133 18 94 9.7 4.0 0.8 6.2 0% .310 1.52 4.58 4.29 106 5.63 116.4
2008 SEA MLB AL 44 20 115.0 4 14 1 135 79 73 19 99 10.6 6.2 1.5 5.7 0% .306 1.86 6.25 6.26 126 7.10 151.4
2009 SEA MLB AL 56 0 71.3 7 4 1 79 39 52 7 98 10.0 4.9 0.9 6.6 0% .319 1.65 4.67 4.04 115 5.60 120.1
2010 WAS MLB NL 58 1 82.7 1 2 2 71 39 55 9 92 7.7 4.2 1.0 6.0 0% .256 1.33 4.78 3.70 118 5.54 125.1
2010 AGU Wnt DWL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 1.00 4.09 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYN MLB NL 9 4 30.7 2 0 0 22 14 15 0 94 6.5 4.1 0.0 4.4 0% .234 1.17 3.57 2.64 125 5.94 138.1
2011 SLN MLB NL 26 1 29.3 3 2 0 27 19 16 2 96 8.3 5.8 0.6 4.9 0% .260 1.57 5.13 4.60 123 6.27 145.8
2011 BUF AAA INT 10 8 46.7 3 0 0 46 25 36 4 95 8.9 4.8 0.8 6.9 0% .302 1.52 4.54 4.24 106 5.53 112.9
2011 AGU Wnt LID 10 0 9.7 1 1 5 5 7 5 0 4.7 6.5 0.0 4.7 0% .185 1.24 4.51 2.79 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ATL MLB NL 5 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 1 100 7.5 3.0 1.5 3.0 0% .211 1.17 5.63 3.00 123 7.69 176.3
2012 NYN MLB NL 30 5 46.7 1 3 0 53 31 34 5 97 10.2 6.0 1.0 6.6 0% .322 1.80 5.12 4.82 116 6.06 139.0
2012 BIN AA EAS 1 1 7.0 0 1 0 4 4 3 1 104 5.1 5.1 1.3 3.9 0% .150 1.14 5.91 5.14 137 4.67 97.3
2012 GWN AAA INT 6 4 24.0 1 1 0 19 10 21 2 103 7.1 3.8 0.8 7.9 0% .262 1.21 3.86 3.38 102 4.60 95.8
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 10 9 39.7 2 2 0 48 12 20 5 10.9 2.7 1.1 4.5 0% .309 1.51 4.82 4.08 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BUF AAA INT 8 7 28.0 1 2 0 41 16 17 4 104 13.2 5.1 1.3 5.5 0% .370 2.04 5.55 8.36 126 8.06 175.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2039 0.4821 0.4090 0.8225 0.6165 0.2159 0.8845 0.6579 0.1775
2009 1189 0.5097 0.4205 0.8300 0.6023 0.2316 0.8986 0.6444 0.1700
2010 1314 0.4574 0.4239 0.7935 0.6306 0.2496 0.8813 0.6067 0.2065
2011 960 0.4667 0.4104 0.8376 0.6004 0.2441 0.9033 0.6960 0.1624
2012 966 0.3892 0.4037 0.8103 0.6383 0.2542 0.8583 0.7333 0.1897
Career64680.46600.41360.81840.61760.23550.88530.66190.1816

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
2013-04-22 2013-04-29 Minors 7 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
2012-05-20 2012-06-05 15-DL 16 15 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-05-14 2012-05-14 DTD 0 0 - Groin Soreness - -
2008-07-10 2008-07-19 DTD 9 5 Right Groin Strain -
2008-06-26 2008-07-05 DTD 9 8 Low Back Spasms -
2008-06-01 2008-06-01 DTD 0 0 Right Groin Tightness -
2008-05-06 2008-05-06 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Tendonitis - -
2008-04-26 2008-05-01 DTD 5 4 Right Groin Strain Mild -
2008-04-15 2008-04-15 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2007-07-06 2007-07-14 DTD 8 5 Right Fingers Blister - -
2006-04-22 2006-04-22 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball Off Shin -
2004-08-08 2004-08-08 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2003-08-14 2003-08-18 DTD 4 4 Contusion Batting Practice -
2002-08-03 2002-08-03 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2002-06-13 2002-06-22 DTD 9 7 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -
2002-05-23 2002-05-28 DTD 5 4 Right Thumb Blister - -
1999-07-16 1999-08-11 15-DL 26 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1994-05-07 1994-09-01 Minors 117 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
1994-04-10 1994-04-30 Minors 20 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $
2012 NYN $750,000
2011 SLN $750,000
2010 WAS $100,000
2009 SEA $9,500,000
2008 SEA $9,500,000
2007 SEA $6,000,000
2006 ARI $4,750,000
2005 TOR $4,750,000
2004 TOR $3,600,000
2003 ARI $3,375,000
2002 ARI $2,125,000
2001 ARI $400,000
2000 MON $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$45,925,000
13 yrTotal$45,925,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 163 dMartin Arburua1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/6/13 (minor-league contract). May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by Colorado 3/25/13. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 4/9/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 5/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/10/12 (minor-league contract). $0.75M salary in majors. Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/4/12. DFA by NY Mets 7/22/12, released 7/26/12. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/28/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Atlanta 8/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/14/11 (minor-league contract). $0.75M salary in majors. Contract purchased by St. Louis 3/30/11. Released by St. Louis 6/22/11. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 7/4/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 8/26/11. DFA by NY Mets 7/22/12.
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/29/10 (minor-league contract, $1M in majors). Contract purchased by Washington 4/4/10.
  • 3 years/$25M (2007-09). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/06. $1.5M signing bonus. 07:$5.5M, 08:$9M, 09:$9M.
  • 3 years/$13.1M (2004-06). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/03. 04:$3.6M, 05:$4.75M, 06:$4.75M. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Toronto 12/05.
  • 2 years/$5.8M (2002-03), plus 2004 club option. Signed extension 1/02 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$1.85M). $0.25M signing bonus. 02:$2M, 03:$3.25M, 04:$5M club option, $0.3M buyout.
  • Signed 1988 by Montreal as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the sublime Roy Oswalt pitch again or has the fork been stuck in him?
(Paul from DC)
Paul,

With pitchers like Miguel Batista still getting jobs, I have to assume someone out there would give Oswalt a contract if he wants it. I don't know if he wants to still pitch, but it wouldn't shock me if he's on someone's roster come July. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)You're the surprisingly in-contention Mets. Why keep running 41-year old Miguel Batista out there every day? He's not a viable starter on a contender, and Harvey is waiting at AAA. Are they playing super-2 games with Harvey, or do they actually think Batista is solid?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
I don't see how it's possible to think Batista is a solid pitcher at age 41. Solid clubhouse guy, yes, solid writer of thrillers about serial killers, sure (look it up). But solid pitcher...I don't see it, and the Mets aren't dumb, so I doubt they do either. Batista was a low-BABIP mirage last season, but I'm not sure anyone who plays fantasy is fooled by low BABIPs at this point, let alone the smart people who work for teams. Harvey is pitching well, but probably not so well that he has nothing left to learn at Triple-A. The Mets say he isn't coming up soon, but regardless, Batista's days are numbered. I thought he was done after 2008, so it's impressive that he's managed to cling to major-league life this long. Still: 15 walks, 12 strikeouts. (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-10-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Buchholz pitched about 140 innings between MLB and AAA. How is that a "lost" season? He didn't pitch well with the Sox, but isn't the experience of the year worth something?
(JL from Portland)
It's a lost season in that he was a replacement level pitcher who was basically interchangeable with - Miguel Batista? Mark Hendrickson? Josh Fogg? - somebody like that. A more valuable season could have flipped the AL East standings, perhaps even giving the Sox home field advantage throughout the playoffs, for one thing. For another, it's a reasonable assumption that Buchholz will be a better pitcher about 6 years from now when he costs more money and has leverage on the open market.

That said, the Sox are in the playoffs, his arm is still attached at the shoulder, and the experience of dealing with adversity is a lesson not to be taken lightly. Stuff happens, and he and the Red Sox will hope for better just like Hughes and the Yankees will. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)If the Mariners wake up, which team is most likely to benefit from the fire sales (outside of the Ms themselves). Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Well, there are a lot of contenders who can use a startig pitcher and the Mariners seem willing to move Erik Bedard, Jarrod Washburn and Miguel Batista. The Cubs really seem to want Bedard, so I'll say they would benefit the most _ if Bedard gets back on track. (John Perrotto)
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Miguel Batista mentioned about a month ago that he had "figured something out" as far as fooling hitters go. He's been pretty bad this year...what did he figure out?
(Arnold Layne from Cambridge)
Maybe he figured out he's a better novelist than a pitcher, but a better pitcher than a poet. Which ain't saying much. (Jay Jaffe)


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