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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 39)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22015
0.62016
0.92017
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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
2003 CIN MLB 6 0 8.7 1 1 0 10 2 6 1 103 10.4 2.1 1.0 6.2 0% .310 1.38 4.12 5.19 97 4.50 94.4 0.1
2005 CIN MLB 60 5 85.7 4 8 1 101 26 59 11 105 10.6 2.7 1.2 6.2 0% .321 1.48 4.39 4.41 93 4.15 89.3 1.3
2006 CIN MLB 30 2 40.0 2 0 0 43 19 26 5 96 9.7 4.3 1.1 5.9 0% .299 1.55 5.08 3.60 104 5.20 105.9 0.2
2007 CIN MLB 30 30 177.7 8 9 0 212 43 125 26 102 10.7 2.2 1.3 6.3 0% .326 1.44 4.51 5.32 102 4.81 99.5 1.8
2008 CIN MLB 6 6 29.7 1 4 0 47 6 14 4 92 14.3 1.8 1.2 4.2 0% .364 1.79 4.51 7.28 92 3.65 77.8 0.6
2009 COL MLB 24 0 31.0 3 1 0 35 5 22 6 100 10.2 1.5 1.7 6.4 0% .293 1.29 4.73 5.52 94 3.86 82.8 0.5
2010 COL MLB 76 0 92.0 7 5 1 84 16 91 7 103 8.2 1.6 0.7 8.9 0% .309 1.09 2.69 2.93 73 2.88 65.1 2.1
2011 COL MLB 74 0 72.0 10 4 0 77 14 58 5 110 9.6 1.8 0.6 7.3 0% .327 1.26 3.03 3.25 85 3.81 88.5 0.8
2012 COL MLB 80 0 80.0 3 8 3 91 18 69 5 119 10.2 2.0 0.6 7.8 0% .340 1.36 3.00 3.71 88 4.30 98.6 0.5
2013 COL MLB 72 0 73.0 5 7 0 76 15 62 6 113 9.4 1.8 0.7 7.6 0% .321 1.25 3.00 4.32 82 3.45 82.6 1.0
2014 COL MLB 66 1 64.7 4 7 0 74 19 43 5 123 10.3 2.6 0.7 6.0 0% .322 1.44 3.70 4.87 107 5.52 135.5 -0.8
2015 SLN MLB 34 0 33.7 1 1 0 34 15 25 1 94 9.1 4.0 0.3 6.7 0% .314 1.46 3.66 2.67 98 4.20 98.2 0.2
2016 WAS MLB 40 0 46.0 0 0 0 43 7 32 2 93 8.4 1.4 0.4 6.3 49% .285 1.09 2.87 1.76 97 3.83 84.7 0.6
2017 MIN MLB 62 0 60.3 2 2 9 48 22 54 7 7.2 3.3 1.0 8.1 43% .253 1.16 4.05 4.03 98 3.89 82.7 0.9
2018 CLE 0 8 0 10.7 0 0 0 9 1 4 1 106 7.6 0.8 0.8 3.4 46% .222 0.94 4.50 5.06 98 5.06 113.1 0.0
2018 MIN 0 25 0 23.7 1 1 0 40 10 21 5 105 15.2 3.8 1.9 8.0 49% .432 2.11 5.56 9.13 104 6.07 135.6 -0.3
2018 TOT MLB 33 0 34.3 1 1 0 49 11 25 6 105 12.8 2.9 1.6 6.6 48% .368 1.75 5.23 7.86 103 5.76 128.6 -0.3
CareerMLB69344928.7525814102423871197999.92.30.96.948%.3191.363.814.32944.2393.69.5

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 DNV Rk APL 14 14 71.3 2 5 0 86 23 60 3 10.9 2.9 0.4 7.6 0% -.965 1.53 4.07 4.67 0 0.00 0.0
2000 MCN A SAL 15 15 102.3 9 5 0 79 18 97 7 7.0 1.6 0.6 8.5 0% -.590 0.95 3.02 2.38 0 0.00 0.0
2000 MYR A+ CRL 12 12 78.7 3 4 0 72 11 71 5 8.2 1.3 0.6 8.1 0% -.770 1.05 2.85 3.43 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Pho Wnt AFL 4 3 18.3 2 1 0 26 6 22 3 12.8 3.0 1.5 10.8 0% -.742 1.75 5.04 5.90 0 0.00 0.0
2002 GRN AA SOU 26 26 159.3 5 9 0 162 39 123 18 9.2 2.2 1.0 6.9 0% .293 1.26 3.86 4.35 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CIN MLB NL 6 0 8.7 1 1 0 10 2 6 1 103 10.4 2.1 1.0 6.2 0% .310 1.38 4.12 5.19 97 4.50 94.4
2003 GRN AA SOU 21 21 125.3 6 8 0 128 42 94 5 9.2 3.0 0.4 6.8 0% .319 1.36 3.24 3.52 0 0.00 0.0
2003 GWN AAA INT 3 3 20.0 1 1 0 17 0 10 1 7.7 0.0 0.5 4.5 0% .250 0.85 3.23 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2003 LOU AAA INT 4 4 26.0 1 3 0 31 5 15 2 10.7 1.7 0.7 5.2 0% .341 1.38 3.82 3.81 0 0.00 0.0
2004 LOU AAA INT 28 28 162.7 9 11 0 192 51 106 16 10.6 2.8 0.9 5.9 0% .331 1.49 4.37 5.26 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CIN MLB NL 60 5 85.7 4 8 1 101 26 59 11 105 10.6 2.7 1.2 6.2 0% .321 1.48 4.39 4.41 93 4.15 89.3
2006 CIN MLB NL 30 2 40.0 2 0 0 43 19 26 5 96 9.7 4.3 1.1 5.9 0% .299 1.55 5.08 3.60 104 5.20 105.9
2006 DYT A MDW 2 0 4.1 1 0 1 3 0 3 0 6.6 0.0 0.0 6.6 0% .231 0.73 1.84 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CHT AA SOU 2 1 3.1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 8.7 0.0 0.0 11.6 0% .333 0.97 0.39 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 LOU AAA INT 8 1 9.2 1 0 0 4 1 9 0 100 3.9 1.0 0.0 8.8 0% .182 0.54 1.44 0.00 71 2.48 52.0
2007 CIN MLB NL 30 30 177.7 8 9 0 212 43 125 26 102 10.7 2.2 1.3 6.3 0% .326 1.44 4.51 5.32 102 4.81 99.5
2007 LOU AAA INT 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 7 2 7 0 100 10.5 3.0 0.0 10.5 0% .368 1.50 1.83 3.00 75 3.99 81.9
2008 CIN MLB NL 6 6 29.7 1 4 0 47 6 14 4 92 14.3 1.8 1.2 4.2 0% .364 1.79 4.51 7.28 92 3.65 77.8
2008 SAR A+ FSL 1 1 8.7 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 100 2.1 0.0 0.0 3.1 0% .080 0.23 2.51 0.00 95 2.08 42.5
2008 CHT AA SOU 1 1 9.0 1 0 0 7 0 3 0 108 7.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0% .219 0.78 2.57 2.00 96 3.34 68.3
2008 LOU AAA INT 26 1 38.0 5 1 4 43 11 27 1 97 10.2 2.6 0.2 6.4 0% .331 1.42 3.42 4.26 93 4.82 98.7
2009 COL MLB NL 24 0 31.0 3 1 0 35 5 22 6 100 10.2 1.5 1.7 6.4 0% .293 1.29 4.73 5.52 94 3.86 82.8
2009 CSP AAA PCL 33 4 58.3 1 1 9 58 15 47 2 111 9.0 2.3 0.3 7.3 0% .324 1.25 3.05 3.09 76 3.15 66.3
2010 COL MLB NL 76 0 92.0 7 5 1 84 16 91 7 103 8.2 1.6 0.7 8.9 0% .309 1.09 2.69 2.93 73 2.88 65.1
2011 COL MLB NL 74 0 72.0 10 4 0 77 14 58 5 110 9.6 1.8 0.6 7.3 0% .327 1.26 3.03 3.25 85 3.81 88.5
2012 COL MLB NL 80 0 80.0 3 8 3 91 18 69 5 119 10.2 2.0 0.6 7.8 0% .340 1.36 3.00 3.71 88 4.30 98.6
2013 COL MLB NL 72 0 73.0 5 7 0 76 15 62 6 113 9.4 1.8 0.7 7.6 0% .321 1.25 3.00 4.32 82 3.45 82.6
2014 COL MLB NL 66 1 64.7 4 7 0 74 19 43 5 123 10.3 2.6 0.7 6.0 0% .322 1.44 3.70 4.87 107 5.52 135.5
2015 SLN MLB NL 34 0 33.7 1 1 0 34 15 25 1 94 9.1 4.0 0.3 6.7 0% .314 1.46 3.66 2.67 98 4.20 98.2
2016 WAS MLB NL 40 0 46.0 0 0 0 43 7 32 2 93 8.4 1.4 0.4 6.3 49% .285 1.09 2.87 1.76 97 3.83 84.7
2016 POT A+ CAR 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 1 5 1 13.5 2.3 2.3 11.3 31% .417 1.75 5.04 4.50 89 4.84 106.9
2016 HAR AA EAS 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 11.3 0.0 0.0 4.5 43% .357 1.25 2.35 4.50 91 4.97 109.8
2016 SYR AAA INT 3 0 3.0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 12.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 67% .444 1.33 1.50 3.00 69 3.36 74.2
2017 MIN MLB AL 62 0 60.3 2 2 9 48 22 54 7 7.2 3.3 1.0 8.1 43% .253 1.16 4.05 4.03 98 3.89 82.7
2018 CLE MLB AL 8 0 10.7 0 0 0 9 1 4 1 106 7.6 0.8 0.8 3.4 46% .222 0.94 4.50 5.06 98 5.06 113.1
2018 MIN MLB AL 25 0 23.7 1 1 0 40 10 21 5 105 15.2 3.8 1.9 8.0 49% .432 2.11 5.56 9.13 104 6.07 135.6
2018 COH AAA INT 9 0 10.7 0 0 1 10 1 11 1 8.4 0.8 0.8 9.3 55% .321 1.03 3.04 4.22 77 3.31 69.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 515 0.5087 0.4738 0.8770 0.6489 0.2925 0.9529 0.7027 0.1230
2009 483 0.5424 0.5217 0.8373 0.6603 0.3575 0.8844 0.7342 0.1627
2010 1434 0.5669 0.4784 0.7813 0.6162 0.2979 0.8383 0.6270 0.2187
2011 1168 0.5848 0.5103 0.8104 0.6574 0.3031 0.8530 0.6803 0.1896
2012 1250 0.5992 0.5032 0.7981 0.6208 0.3273 0.8452 0.6646 0.2019
2013 1116 0.5627 0.5116 0.7741 0.6385 0.3484 0.8404 0.6176 0.2259
2014 1042 0.5393 0.4808 0.8064 0.6228 0.3146 0.8429 0.7219 0.1936
2015 586 0.4727 0.4505 0.7955 0.6137 0.3042 0.8529 0.6915 0.2045
2016 660 0.5621 0.5636 0.8172 0.7089 0.3772 0.8707 0.6881 0.1828
2017 959 0.4922 0.4786 0.7647 0.6144 0.3470 0.8172 0.6746 0.2353
2018 573 0.4817 0.5323 0.7607 0.7283 0.3502 0.8607 0.5673 0.2393
Career97860.54720.49860.79700.64130.32610.85230.66560.2030

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
2010-11-01 2010-11-01 Off 0 0 Knee Surgery Meniscus Most of Season 2010-11-01
2010-03-06 2010-03-14 Camp 8 0 Right Forearm Tightness -
2009-02-23 2009-03-09 Camp 14 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2008-08-19 2008-09-29 60-DL 41 37 Right Knee Surgery ACL 2008-08-19
2008-03-22 2008-03-26 Camp 4 0 Right Forearm Soreness Working on Changeup -
2008-03-21 2008-04-21 15-DL 31 19 Right Forearm Soreness -
2006-07-10 2006-08-19 15-DL 40 33 Low Back Strain -
2006-05-28 2006-06-26 15-DL 29 27 Low Back Strain -
2006-03-01 2006-03-06 Camp 5 0 General Medical Illness -
2001-04-05 2001-09-05 Minors 153 0 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disk 2001-03-29 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CLE $1,500,000
2017 MIN $2,050,000
2016 WAS $1,250,000
2015 SLN $3,500,000
2014 COL $4,250,000
2013 COL $4,100,000
2012 COL $3,775,000
2011 COL $2,350,000
2010 COL $850,000
2008 CIN $1,250,000
2007 CIN $390,000
2006 CIN $343,500
2005 CIN $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$25,924,500
13 yrTotal$25,924,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 19 dCAA Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/25/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. May earn additional $1.75M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Cleveland 3/29/18. DFA by Cleveland 5/2/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/18 (refused assignment). Re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 5/16/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 6/12/18. Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 6/12/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2017). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/17/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. May opt out of contract 3/27/16 or 6/1/16 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by Washington 3/29/16.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2015). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/2/14. Performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 50, 60 games. $0.2M for 70 games.
  • 2 years/$8.125M (2012-13), plus 2014 mutual option. Signed extension with Colorado 2/3/12. 12:$3.775M, 13:$4.1M, 14:$4.25M mutual option, $0.25M mutual option. Performance bonuses: $0.225M annually based on games finished.
  • 2 years/$6.125M (2011-12). Signed extension with Colorado 2/19/11 (replacing 1 year/$2.35M deal signed 1/11/11, avoiding arbitration). 11:$2.35M, 12:$3.775M.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2010). Re-signed by Colorado 11/5/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $0.275M based on games (55-75). $0.2M based on games finished, starting at 40.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/14/09 (minor-league contract, $0.8M in majors). Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 165 IP, $50,000 for 175 IP, $75,000 for 185 IP, $0.1M for 195 IP, $0.125M for 205 IP. $25,000 each for 55, 60 games. $50,000 each for 65, 70, 75 games. Contract purchased by Colorado 4/10/09. DFA by Colorado 5/25/09, sent outright to AAA 5/27/09. Contract purchased by Colorado 7/11/09. DFA by Colorado 7/16/09. Contract purchased by Colorado 9/8/09.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2008). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/31/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.65M-$1M). Performance bonus: $25,000 each for 175, 185, 200, 210 IP. Non-tendered by Cincinnati 12/12/08.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3435M (2006). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Atlanta 8/03.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 1998 (2-52) (McCallum HS, Austin, Texas).

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
90o 3 1.1 3.7 55 0 57.9 49 20 46 6 .259 1.19 3.48 3.83 7.1 0.8
80o 2.7 1 3.2 50 0 51.9 48 19 41 6 .273 1.28 3.85 4.24 4.1 0.4
70o 2.4 0.8 2.9 46 0 47.8 46 18 38 6 .284 1.35 4.13 4.54 2.3 0.2
60o 2.2 0.7 2.6 42 0 44.3 45 18 35 6 .293 1.41 4.37 4.81 0.8 0.1
50o 2 0.7 2.4 39 0 41.1 43 17 33 5 .301 1.47 4.60 5.06 -0.3 0.0
40o 1.8 0.6 2.1 36 0 38.0 42 17 30 5 .310 1.53 4.83 5.31 -1.3 -0.1
30o 1.6 0.5 1.9 33 0 34.8 40 16 28 5 .319 1.60 5.08 5.58 -2.2 -0.2
20o 1.4 0.4 1.6 30 0 31.1 37 15 25 5 .330 1.68 5.38 5.91 -3.0 -0.3
10o 1.2 0.3 1.3 25 0 26.2 34 13 21 4 .345 1.80 5.81 6.38 -3.8 -0.4
Weighted Mean20.72.339040.54217325.2991.464.575.02-0.10.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-23 16:00:00 (link to chat)From a baseball standpoint, who would you most likely want to build a team around from "Major League 3: Back to the Minors"? Hoss(the pitcher that punked out Liston), "Downtown", The Juans(combo pair) or the ballet-trained utility guy?
(jlarsen from Chicago, IL)
Clearly Downtown... he was a pure hitter, as he told that waitress in the diner, meaning he has quick hands. Plus, once he learned how to take pitches the opposite way, watch out. I think he would have gone on to have a Johnny Damon career while Hoss would have become Matt Belisle. (Eric Seidman)


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