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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 145 525.3 31 29 0 5.23 -3.3
Birth Date4-5-1978
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Age41 years, 6 months, 18 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
2002 TBA MLB 9 0 13.0 0 0 0 15 7 6 3 100 10.4 4.8 2.1 4.2 0% .279 1.69 7.21 6.92 137 8.59 184.3 -0.5
2003 TBA MLB 28 0 44.7 1 1 0 40 25 36 6 98 8.1 5.0 1.2 7.3 0% .276 1.46 5.04 5.44 113 5.68 119.0 -0.1
2004 HOU MLB 33 9 67.0 5 3 0 75 27 54 10 95 10.1 3.6 1.3 7.3 0% .323 1.52 4.53 4.30 105 5.23 107.8 0.4
2005 HOU MLB 26 25 149.3 10 8 0 151 67 97 19 99 9.1 4.0 1.1 5.8 0% .283 1.46 4.76 4.76 113 5.38 115.7 0.2
2006 HOU MLB 8 8 43.0 3 2 0 43 18 19 4 89 9.0 3.8 0.8 4.0 0% .269 1.42 4.89 3.77 121 6.09 124.1 -0.1
2007 HOU MLB 5 5 28.7 3 1 0 27 11 11 4 104 8.5 3.5 1.3 3.5 0% .242 1.33 5.57 3.77 124 7.10 147.0 -0.4
2008 HOU MLB 31 31 166.7 9 14 0 202 77 127 36 101 10.9 4.2 1.9 6.9 0% .324 1.67 5.84 6.05 125 6.86 146.4 -2.5
2009 HOU MLB 5 1 13.0 0 0 0 21 6 10 5 101 14.5 4.2 3.5 6.9 0% .364 2.08 7.89 10.38 129 7.34 157.5 -0.3
CareerMLB14579525.33129057423836087989.84.11.56.240%.2991.555.295.231186.14129.8-3.3

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-
2001 CSC A SAL 16 0 24.7 2 1 7 17 7 20 2 6.2 2.6 0.7 7.3 0% -.500 0.97 3.67 2.91 0 0.00 0.0
2001 BAK A+ CLF 17 0 24.7 1 0 3 13 8 33 1 4.7 2.9 0.4 12.0 0% -.286 0.85 2.57 1.09 0 0.00 0.0
2001 ORL AA SOU 14 0 22.0 1 0 0 20 11 20 1 8.2 4.5 0.4 8.2 0% -.594 1.41 3.46 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
2001 PES Wnt AFL 16 0 22.0 4 2 1 31 9 21 1 12.7 3.7 0.4 8.6 0% -.938 1.82 4.38 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TBA MLB AL 9 0 13.0 0 0 0 15 7 6 3 100 10.4 4.8 2.1 4.2 0% .279 1.69 7.21 6.92 137 8.59 184.3
2002 ORL AA SOU 20 14 92.3 4 6 2 91 37 45 9 8.9 3.6 0.9 4.4 0% .270 1.39 4.67 4.68 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TBA MLB AL 28 0 44.7 1 1 0 40 25 36 6 98 8.1 5.0 1.2 7.3 0% .276 1.46 5.04 5.44 113 5.68 119.0
2003 DUR AAA INT 16 2 33.0 2 1 0 33 13 27 1 9.0 3.5 0.3 7.4 0% .302 1.39 3.22 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HOU MLB NL 33 9 67.0 5 3 0 75 27 54 10 95 10.1 3.6 1.3 7.3 0% .323 1.52 4.53 4.30 105 5.23 107.8
2004 NWO AAA PCL 19 9 64.3 6 5 0 57 26 74 7 8.0 3.6 1.0 10.4 0% .309 1.29 3.88 2.80 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HOU MLB NL 26 25 149.3 10 8 0 151 67 97 19 99 9.1 4.0 1.1 5.8 0% .283 1.46 4.76 4.76 113 5.38 115.7
2005 CCH AA TXS 2 2 8.0 0 1 0 4 1 11 1 4.5 1.1 1.1 12.4 0% -.231 0.63 2.52 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HOU MLB NL 8 8 43.0 3 2 0 43 18 19 4 89 9.0 3.8 0.8 4.0 0% .269 1.42 4.89 3.77 121 6.09 124.1
2006 ROU AAA PCL 4 4 20.0 1 2 0 23 13 13 1 85 10.4 5.9 0.5 5.9 0% .344 1.80 4.93 5.40 114 6.44 135.2
2007 HOU MLB NL 5 5 28.7 3 1 0 27 11 11 4 104 8.5 3.5 1.3 3.5 0% .242 1.33 5.57 3.77 124 7.10 147.0
2007 CCH AA TXS 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 2 4 1 106 9.0 3.6 1.8 7.2 0% .286 1.40 5.38 5.40 90 4.00 82.1
2007 ROU AAA PCL 5 5 25.0 3 2 0 27 11 25 4 105 9.7 4.0 1.4 9.0 0% .348 1.52 4.93 4.32 97 5.15 105.7
2008 HOU MLB NL 31 31 166.7 9 14 0 202 77 127 36 101 10.9 4.2 1.9 6.9 0% .324 1.67 5.84 6.05 125 6.86 146.4
2009 HOU MLB NL 5 1 13.0 0 0 0 21 6 10 5 101 14.5 4.2 3.5 6.9 0% .364 2.08 7.89 10.38 129 7.34 157.5
2009 CCH AA TXS 4 4 26.0 3 0 0 18 7 17 0 110 6.2 2.4 0.0 5.9 0% .243 0.96 2.75 1.38 83 3.56 75.0
2009 ROU AAA PCL 2 2 10.0 0 1 0 13 3 4 0 87 11.7 2.7 0.0 3.6 0% .342 1.60 3.55 4.50 97 4.81 101.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2601 0.4675 0.4544 0.7741 0.6184 0.3105 0.8843 0.5814 0.2259
2009 227 0.4934 0.4229 0.8333 0.6429 0.2087 0.8611 0.7500 0.1667
Career28280.46960.45190.77890.62040.30230.88240.59490.2211

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
2009-07-09 2009-10-04 FA 87 77 Right Shoulder Strain Partial Rotator Cuff Tear -
2009-06-19 2009-06-26 DTD 7 6 Right Fingers Blister -
2009-03-27 2009-05-28 15-DL 62 46 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2009-03-08 2009-03-27 Camp 19 0 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2009-02-21 2009-02-23 Camp 2 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2008-09-03 2008-09-18 DTD 15 12 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-02-24 2008-02-27 Camp 3 0 Foot Contusion Ground Ball -
2007-03-28 2007-08-31 60-DL 156 134 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-07
2006-08-19 2006-10-02 15-DL 44 40 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-07 -
2006-04-14 2006-07-22 60-DL 99 88 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2006-04-05 2006-04-07 DTD 2 1 Low Back Soreness -
2006-02-25 2006-02-28 Camp 3 0 Neck Spasms -
2005-07-25 2005-09-03 15-DL 40 36 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2005-07-05 2005-07-05 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain -
2005-05-02 2005-05-02 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-02-23 2004-03-20 Camp 26 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 HOU $1,550,000
2008 HOU $800,000
2007 HOU $545,000
2006 HOU $442,500
2005 HOU $350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,687,500
5 yrTotal$3,687,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 88 d1 yr/$1.55M (09)

Details
  • FA after refused Triple-A assignment 6/29/09 designated for assignment 6/27/09 avoided arbitration 1/20/09, 1 year/$1.55M (09)
  • avoided arbitration 1/11/08, 1 year/$0.8M (08)
  • re-signed 12/06, 1 year/$0.545M (07)
  • re-signed 3/06, 1 year/$0.4425M (06)
  • re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.35M (05) optioned to Triple-A 6/04 recalled 4/04 assigned Triple-A 4/04 re-signed 2/04 acquired in trade from TB 12/03
  • recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 recalled 5/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 re-signed 2/03 recalled 7/02 optioned Double-A 3/02 signed 2/02 40-m 11/01

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
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What the insert expletive are the astros going to do about their pitching staff besides trying to run Roy Oswalt out for 300 innings? Does there even seem to be some semblance of a plan?
(matt from austin)
They're going to put on rose-tinted glasses, hope that Wandy Rodriguez continues to develop (he lopped nearly 2 runs off his PERA last year, suggesting that his gains were real enough), hope that Felipe Paulino pitches like a guy who's one of the top two prospects in a system that's much stronger than Houston, hope that Brandon Backe's elbow continues to hold together, and that Woody Williams can pitch like it's 2003 and preserve the team's ball budget... are you detecting a trend here? (Jay Jaffe)


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