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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 208 614.7 32 34 3 4.83 2.1
Birth Date8-30-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age41 years, 0 months, 24 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
2003 CHN MLB 15 0 27.7 1 1 1 25 19 30 5 104 8.1 6.2 1.6 9.8 0% .294 1.59 5.21 6.51 102 4.67 98.0 0.2
2004 CHN MLB 20 0 24.3 2 1 0 27 20 30 1 96 10.0 7.4 0.4 11.1 0% .382 1.93 3.48 5.92 106 4.66 96.2 0.2
2005 CHN MLB 22 0 32.3 2 1 1 32 22 32 7 103 8.9 6.1 1.9 8.9 0% .294 1.67 5.86 6.12 98 3.87 83.2 0.6
2006 FLO 0 18 0 21.3 0 2 0 20 13 17 1 93 8.4 5.5 0.4 7.2 0% .297 1.55 4.23 5.48 109 5.07 103.4 0.1
2006 KCA 0 28 0 57.0 1 2 1 48 37 37 5 113 7.6 5.8 0.8 5.8 0% .257 1.49 5.08 3.63 118 6.51 132.6 -0.5
2007 KCA 0 12 0 15.7 0 1 0 25 11 9 4 102 14.4 6.3 2.3 5.2 0% .356 2.30 7.77 10.34 106 5.37 111.1 0.0
2007 SLN 0 20 11 63.7 3 2 0 52 29 51 7 101 7.4 4.1 1.0 7.2 0% .250 1.27 4.45 3.11 107 5.06 104.7 0.4
2008 SLN MLB 32 32 191.7 13 9 0 178 62 134 25 95 8.4 2.9 1.2 6.3 0% .264 1.25 4.48 3.71 105 4.52 96.4 2.2
2009 SLN MLB 28 21 122.3 7 10 0 160 57 78 19 92 11.8 4.2 1.4 5.7 0% .349 1.77 5.26 5.89 111 6.35 136.2 -1.1
2010 SFN MLB 13 11 58.7 3 5 0 57 35 41 12 86 8.7 5.4 1.8 6.3 0% .259 1.57 6.30 5.68 122 5.53 124.9 -0.2
2006 TOT MLB 46 0 78.3 1 4 1 68 50 54 6 107 7.8 5.7 0.7 6.2 0% .000 1.51 4.85 4.14 115 6.12 124.7 -0.3
2007 TOT MLB 32 11 79.3 3 3 0 77 40 60 11 101 8.7 4.5 1.2 6.8 0% .000 1.47 5.11 4.54 107 5.12 105.9 0.5
CareerMLB20875614.73234362430545986979.14.51.36.741%.2911.515.004.831095.24111.22.1

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-
2003 CHN MLB NL 15 0 27.7 1 1 1 25 19 30 5 104 8.1 6.2 1.6 9.8 0% .294 1.59 5.21 6.51 102 4.67 98.0
2004 CHN MLB NL 20 0 24.3 2 1 0 27 20 30 1 96 10.0 7.4 0.4 11.1 0% .382 1.93 3.48 5.92 106 4.66 96.2
2005 CHN MLB NL 22 0 32.3 2 1 1 32 22 32 7 103 8.9 6.1 1.9 8.9 0% .294 1.67 5.86 6.12 98 3.87 83.2
2006 FLO MLB NL 18 0 21.3 0 2 0 20 13 17 1 93 8.4 5.5 0.4 7.2 0% .297 1.55 4.23 5.48 109 5.07 103.4
2006 KCA MLB AL 28 0 57.0 1 2 1 48 37 37 5 113 7.6 5.8 0.8 5.8 0% .257 1.49 5.08 3.63 118 6.51 132.6
2007 KCA MLB AL 12 0 15.7 0 1 0 25 11 9 4 102 14.4 6.3 2.3 5.2 0% .356 2.30 7.77 10.34 106 5.37 111.1
2007 SLN MLB NL 20 11 63.7 3 2 0 52 29 51 7 101 7.4 4.1 1.0 7.2 0% .250 1.27 4.45 3.11 107 5.06 104.7
2008 SLN MLB NL 32 32 191.7 13 9 0 178 62 134 25 95 8.4 2.9 1.2 6.3 0% .264 1.25 4.48 3.71 105 4.52 96.4
2009 SLN MLB NL 28 21 122.3 7 10 0 160 57 78 19 92 11.8 4.2 1.4 5.7 0% .349 1.77 5.26 5.89 111 6.35 136.2
2010 SFN MLB NL 13 11 58.7 3 5 0 57 35 41 12 86 8.7 5.4 1.8 6.3 0% .259 1.57 6.30 5.68 122 5.53 124.9
2011 IOW AAA PCL 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 8 2 2 0 101 19.6 4.9 0.0 4.9 0% .471 2.73 4.32 9.82 103 8.22 167.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2989 0.4841 0.4664 0.7841 0.6413 0.3022 0.8772 0.5987 0.2159
2009 2079 0.4978 0.4497 0.8171 0.6329 0.2682 0.8885 0.6500 0.1829
2010 984 0.5152 0.4055 0.8145 0.5838 0.2159 0.8818 0.6214 0.1855
Career60520.49390.45080.80040.62910.27650.88180.62000.1996

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
2011-03-13 2011-03-28 Camp 15 0 Right Hip Soreness -
2010-06-11 2010-08-05 15-DL 55 48 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-08-05 2009-09-03 15-DL 29 25 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-15 2008-06-26 DTD 11 9 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-06 2008-06-14 DTD 8 7 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2007-07-09 2007-08-24 15-DL 46 39 Right Elbow Sprain -
2004-05-22 2004-07-16 15-DL 55 47 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2010 SFN $1,000,000
2009 SLN $4,050,000
2008 SLN $1,000,000
2007 KCA $635,000
2006 FLO $347,500
2005 CHN $329,000
2004 CHN $310,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$7,671,500
7 yrTotal$7,671,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 144 d2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/25/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/10/10 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. $0.5M in performance bonuses. Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/4/10. DFA by San Francisco 8/9/10, released 8/17/10.
  • 1 year/$4.05M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1M (2008). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/28/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.325M-$0.875M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 15, 20 starts and 100, 125 IP. $50,000 each for 25 starts, 150 IP.
  • 1 year/$0.635M (2007). Re-signed by KC 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $0.75M-$0.565M). Claimed by St. Louis off waivers from KC 5/15/07 after being DFA 5/10/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3475M (2006). Claimed by KC off waivers from Florida after being DFA 6/06.
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2004)
  • Drafted 2000 (4-103).

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
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)I am amazed to see the St. Louis Cardinals doing so well this year with seemingly so little. Is this a career year for Tony LaRussa?
(mwanders from Moscow, ID)
Well, the guy does have a couple World Series rings, including one won with a team that was barely over .500 after 162 games. But if this is a career year for TLR, it's one for Dave Duncan as well, patching together that pitching staff. I mean, Kyle Lohse and Todd Wellemeyer are 1-2 in SNLVAR on that staff, and if I told you that was a playoff contending recipe at the outset of the year, I'd be doing the Hit List for the Outer Mongolian Independent League myself. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)As regards "figuring out the WHY," what's your take on why/how St. Louis is overperforming so much?
(Bill from New Mexico)
The Cards have done a great job with a rotation that's largely retreads, converted relievers, and booger-eating spazzes, guys like Braden Looper and Todd Wellemeyer into solid contributors. Credit Dave Duncan, who was able to get enough out of Jeff Weaver to bring home an unlikely World Championship while every other team that's had him since Detroit has been bitterly disappointed. The bottom line is that the Cards aren't beating themselves - they're second in the NL in fewest walks allowed even while running second-to-last in strikeouts.

The other thing that's noteworthy is the way Tony LaRussa has pieced together his outfield. I'm not the biggest TLR fan in the world, and I'm still a little skeptical that guys like Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker can keep it up for a full year, but this is hardly the 70-something win team I foresaw. (Jay Jaffe)


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