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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 408 407.3 21 20 4 2.41 8.7
Birth Date7-29-1978
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age41 years, 2 months, 20 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2004 MIL MLB 46 0 53.0 2 3 0 50 14 39 5 91 8.5 2.4 0.8 6.6 0% .273 1.21 3.60 3.40 95 4.03 83.1 0.9
2005 MIL MLB 13 0 13.3 0 1 1 12 10 14 2 97 8.1 6.8 1.4 9.5 0% .286 1.65 5.08 2.70 91 3.06 65.8 0.4
2006 MIL MLB 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 94 15.4 7.7 3.9 3.9 0% .333 2.57 10.39 11.57 108 5.51 112.3 0.0
2008 SDN MLB 54 0 65.3 2 3 0 49 19 74 7 88 6.8 2.6 1.0 10.2 0% .264 1.04 3.10 2.48 73 2.55 54.3 2.0
2009 SDN MLB 37 0 37.0 0 0 0 14 8 45 1 85 3.4 1.9 0.2 10.9 0% .159 0.59 1.62 0.73 57 2.31 49.6 1.2
2010 SDN MLB 70 0 66.7 4 1 0 48 23 73 2 84 6.5 3.1 0.3 9.9 0% .271 1.07 2.33 1.76 78 2.83 64.0 1.6
2011 SDN 0 48 0 48.0 3 1 1 26 9 49 2 89 4.9 1.7 0.4 9.2 0% .202 0.73 2.05 1.13 67 2.35 54.6 1.4
2011 TEX 0 27 0 25.7 2 3 1 18 5 25 3 110 6.3 1.8 1.1 8.8 0% .231 0.90 3.21 2.10 80 2.76 64.0 0.6
2012 TEX MLB 61 0 52.3 5 3 1 56 17 45 4 104 9.6 2.9 0.7 7.7 0% .327 1.39 3.46 3.27 98 4.19 96.2 0.4
2013 PHI MLB 28 0 25.0 1 4 0 23 11 23 5 106 8.3 4.0 1.8 8.3 0% .269 1.36 5.22 3.96 95 3.86 92.5 0.2
2014 PHI MLB 22 0 18.7 2 1 0 16 8 21 1 98 7.7 3.9 0.5 10.1 0% .306 1.29 2.83 2.89 94 4.13 101.2 0.1
2011 TOT MLB 75 0 73.7 5 4 2 44 14 74 5 96 5.4 1.7 0.6 9.0 0% .000 0.79 2.45 1.47 72 2.49 57.9 2.0
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Statistics for All Levels

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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 OGD Rk PIO 23 0 32.0 2 2 12 26 6 44 4 7.3 1.7 1.1 12.4 0% -.400 1.00 3.83 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BLT A MDW 11 0 15.3 0 0 5 13 2 21 1 7.6 1.2 0.6 12.4 0% .333 0.98 1.73 2.94 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HDS A+ CLF 10 0 14.0 2 1 5 9 7 23 2 5.8 4.5 1.3 14.8 0% .259 1.14 3.70 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HUN AA SOU 13 0 18.7 1 0 1 14 12 17 3 6.7 5.8 1.4 8.2 0% .229 1.39 5.37 3.37 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PES Wnt AFL 15 0 17.0 0 1 3 17 8 21 0 9.0 4.2 0.0 11.1 0% -.586 1.47 2.51 2.65 0 0.00 0.0
2003 HUN AA SOU 45 2 74.3 3 7 14 58 33 83 6 7.0 4.0 0.7 10.1 0% .268 1.22 3.30 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
2003 May Wnt PRL 10 0 11.0 0 2 0 11 2 10 2 9.0 1.6 1.6 8.2 0% -.643 1.18 4.08 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MIL MLB NL 46 0 53.0 2 3 0 50 14 39 5 91 8.5 2.4 0.8 6.6 0% .273 1.21 3.60 3.40 95 4.03 83.1
2004 IND AAA INT 10 2 31.0 2 0 0 23 4 37 3 6.7 1.2 0.9 10.7 0% .282 0.87 2.70 2.61 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MIL MLB NL 13 0 13.3 0 1 1 12 10 14 2 97 8.1 6.8 1.4 9.5 0% .286 1.65 5.08 2.70 91 3.06 65.8
2005 NAS AAA PCL 26 0 36.0 3 4 2 35 12 45 3 45 8.8 3.0 0.8 11.3 0% -.533 1.31 3.09 5.75 66 3.41 67.3
2006 MIL MLB NL 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 94 15.4 7.7 3.9 3.9 0% .333 2.57 10.39 11.57 108 5.51 112.3
2006 BUF AAA INT 3 0 4.2 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 98 8.6 0.0 0.0 6.4 0% .286 0.95 1.65 2.14 91 5.91 124.0
2006 NAS AAA PCL 15 0 16.0 1 1 2 17 8 18 2 100 9.6 4.5 1.1 10.1 0% .341 1.56 4.21 3.38 94 5.59 117.2
2006 NOR AAA INT 13 0 14.1 0 0 0 13 7 12 0 88 8.3 4.5 0.0 7.7 0% .310 1.42 2.86 5.11 91 4.59 96.3
2006 POR AAA PCL 17 0 23.1 0 2 0 29 7 15 1 106 11.3 2.7 0.4 5.8 0% .337 1.56 3.51 4.29 94 5.45 114.4
2008 SDN MLB NL 54 0 65.3 2 3 0 49 19 74 7 88 6.8 2.6 1.0 10.2 0% .264 1.04 3.10 2.48 73 2.55 54.3
2008 POR AAA PCL 12 0 14.7 3 1 0 21 9 16 0 103 12.9 5.5 0.0 9.8 0% .457 2.04 3.14 5.51 84 7.70 157.5
2009 SDN MLB NL 37 0 37.0 0 0 0 14 8 45 1 85 3.4 1.9 0.2 10.9 0% .159 0.59 1.62 0.73 57 2.31 49.6
2009 SAN AA TXS 4 1 4.0 1 0 0 3 2 6 1 111 6.8 4.5 2.3 13.5 0% .286 1.25 5.00 2.25 83 3.35 70.6
2009 POR AAA PCL 4 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 95 7.2 1.8 1.8 0.0 0% .176 1.00 6.65 5.40 127 4.76 100.2
2010 SDN MLB NL 70 0 66.7 4 1 0 48 23 73 2 84 6.5 3.1 0.3 9.9 0% .271 1.07 2.33 1.76 78 2.83 64.0
2010 SAN AA TXS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.16 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SDN MLB NL 48 0 48.0 3 1 1 26 9 49 2 89 4.9 1.7 0.4 9.2 0% .202 0.73 2.05 1.13 67 2.35 54.6
2011 TEX MLB AL 27 0 25.7 2 3 1 18 5 25 3 110 6.3 1.8 1.1 8.8 0% .231 0.90 3.21 2.10 80 2.76 64.0
2012 TEX MLB AL 61 0 52.3 5 3 1 56 17 45 4 104 9.6 2.9 0.7 7.7 0% .327 1.39 3.46 3.27 98 4.19 96.2
2013 PHI MLB NL 28 0 25.0 1 4 0 23 11 23 5 106 8.3 4.0 1.8 8.3 0% .269 1.36 5.22 3.96 95 3.86 92.5
2014 PHI MLB NL 22 0 18.7 2 1 0 16 8 21 1 98 7.7 3.9 0.5 10.1 0% .306 1.29 2.83 2.89 94 4.13 101.2
2014 CLR A+ FSL 3 0 2.7 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 10.1 3.4 0.0 16.9 0% .500 1.50 0.75 3.38 67 3.30 69.9
2014 LEH AAA INT 4 1 4.0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 104 6.8 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .273 0.75 2.34 2.25 97 4.03 85.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 984 0.5579 0.4543 0.7494 0.5665 0.3126 0.8103 0.6103 0.2506
2009 549 0.5537 0.4882 0.6828 0.5921 0.3592 0.7556 0.5341 0.3172
2010 1056 0.5758 0.4612 0.7248 0.5806 0.2991 0.7989 0.5299 0.2752
2011 1051 0.6032 0.4605 0.7521 0.5536 0.3189 0.8006 0.6241 0.2479
2012 859 0.5704 0.4668 0.7656 0.6347 0.2439 0.8167 0.5889 0.2344
2013 411 0.4988 0.4331 0.7697 0.5902 0.2767 0.8678 0.5614 0.2303
2014 306 0.5065 0.4085 0.8160 0.5613 0.2517 0.8736 0.6842 0.1840
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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
2014-06-07 2014-09-02 60-DL 87 78 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum Fraying -
2014-03-26 2014-04-15 15-DL 20 13 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Labrum Surgery 2013-07-31 -
2013-12-09 2013-12-09 Off 0 0 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2013-12-09 -
2013-06-20 2013-09-30 60-DL 102 89 Right Shoulder Surgery 2 Labrum Tears and a Rotator Cuff Tear 2013-07-31 -
2013-06-07 2013-06-11 DTD 4 3 Right Upper Arm Irritation Biceps - -
2013-05-11 2013-05-26 15-DL 15 12 - Mid Back Strain - -
2013-04-25 2013-04-28 DTD 3 3 Right Hip Soreness - -
2012-10-18 2012-10-18 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2012-10-18 -
2012-09-28 2012-10-05 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - -
2012-09-12 2012-09-18 DTD 6 5 - Upper Back Soreness Trapezius - -
2012-05-18 2012-05-21 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-04-03 2012-04-03 Camp 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-01-03 2012-01-03 Off 0 0 - Abdomen Surgery Inguinal Hernia 2012-01-03 -
2010-07-12 2010-08-06 15-DL 25 19 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-08-22 2009-09-17 15-DL 26 23 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-04-01 2009-06-08 60-DL 68 56 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2008-10-17
2008-10-17 2008-10-17 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2008-10-17
2007-04-05 2007-09-05 Minors 153 0 Left Knee -
2005-04-28 2005-05-07 DTD 9 8 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 LAN $
2014 PHI $7,000,000
2013 PHI $5,000,000
2012 TEX $4,400,000
2011 SDN $2,535,000
2010 SDN $1,000,000
2009 SDN $414,800
2006 MIL $335,000
2005 MIL $331,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$21,015,800
8 yrTotal$21,015,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 19 dJosh Yates, ACES1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 3/1/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$12M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/15/12. 13:$5M, 14:$7M, 15:$6M club option. 2015 option guaranteed at $6M with 60 innings in 2014 or at $6.5M with 120 innings in 2013-14, including at least 60 IP in 2014. Vesting provisions voided if Adams is unable to pitch Opening Day 2015 because of injury to elbow or shoulder of pitching arm sustained before the end of the 2014 season. Philadelphia declined 2015 option 10/30/14.
  • 1 year/$4.4M (2012). Signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.535M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Texas in trade from San Diego 7/31/11.
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.875M).
  • 1 year/$0.4148M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/22/08.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/06 (split contract, $0.1841M in minors). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Milwaukee 5/06. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers after being DFA by NY Mets 7/06. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.331M (2005).
  • Signed by Milwaukee 5/01 as an amateur free agent (Texas A&M-Kingsville).

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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YearComment
2015 Heartbreaking: "I said I didn't want to steal money, and that's exactly what happened," Adams said in August, after his second year battling injuries. While Adams' integrity is unquestioned, he shouldn't feel too bad: 44 total innings and a better-than-average ERA isn't what the Phillies had hoped for when they signed him to a two-year, $12 million deal, but just about every team in baseball had a reliever in rehab or released earning mid-seven figures last year. No, really: Angels, Sean Burnett. A's, Jim Johnson. Astros, Jesse Crain. Blue Jays, Sergio Santos. Braves, Jonny Venters. We could probably do the whole alphabet.

It was particularly hard to see a shoulder injury weaken Adams, the best set-up man of his generation. (Reliever generations only span three years. They're baseball's fruit fly.) When he could take the mound for the Phillies he put up quality work, which has always been the story with Adams: He has seven separate DL stints in his 10 major-league seasons, three of them on the 60-man, limiting him to fewer than 60 innings in all but three seasons. But his career ERA+ is better than those of Kenley Jansen, Huston Street and Joe Nathan. His latest shoulder maladies definitely took something from us all, but he's not the thief.

2014 The Phillies signed Adams to a two-year deal even though the right-hander was coming off surgery to alleviate his thoracic outlet syndrome. (Unlike you, they probably knew what thoracic outlet syndrome was. Mayo Clinic says: "A group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib become compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.") Adams had been one of the best relievers in the game going back to 2008, but in his first year with the Phillies, something clearly wasn’t right. His control was uncharacteristically spotty and he allowed more home runs in 25 innings than he did in twice the innings the year before. Following a June 19th appearance, the Phillies discovered two labrum tears and a torn rotator cuff. He said after surgery in August that he'll be ready by spring training, and that his doctor told him he'll feel better than he has in years.
2013 A significant velocity decline led to a severe performance decline for Adams in 2012. His ERA, WHIP, and walk rate skyrocketed while his strikeout rate plummeted. A possible cause emerged during the offseason when Adams admitted to dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome for almost the entire season. He underwent surgery for the condition in October. The Phillies obviously aren't too worried about his recovery: He made his health problem public at the press conference announcing his two-year, $12 million dollar contract with Philadelphia. Coming into 2012, the only reliever better than Adams from 2008-11 was Mariano Rivera. With a healthy Adams, Antonio Bastardo, and Jonathan Papelbon, the Phillies have a dynamic late-inning trio.
2012 Acquired at the 2011 trade deadline from San Diego for minor league command/control wizards Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland, Adams quickly helped to stabilize the back end of the Rangers’ bullpen, becoming the main setup man for closer Neftali Feliz. With Feliz moving into the rotation and newcomer Joe Nathan tasked with pitching the ninth, the Rangers will once again look to the 33-year-old righty to provide stability in a late-innings role. With a filthy cutter, thrown with deception and angle thanks to his 6-foot-5 body and long arms, Adams has the necessary nastiness to slide into the spotlight role of closer, should the situation warrant his services.
2011 Over the last three seasons, Adams has held right-handers to a 519 OPS and lefties to a 511 mark. He has struck out 10.2 per nine with a K/BB ratio of almost four over that stretch. This isn't some Petco mirage: Adams has a 2.17 career road ERA with 81 whiffs in 78 2/3 innings for the Friars. His wide assortment of pitches—Adams owns a power slider, a four-seam fastball that averages over 93 mph and a two-seamer that gets ground balls—keeps hitters guessing, even more so because he can command all three. Adams, who was third among non-closers in WXRL in 2010, must get through four years of arbitration before qualifying for free agency (the first of which came over the winter), so even if Heath Bell is dealt in July (or leaves as a free agent after the season) the Padres can count on continuing to have one of the preeminent relievers in the game as their closer for at least three seasons to come.
2010 The one-time Brewers' closer of the future has put his career back on track during his two seasons with the Padres, even despite having arthroscopic shoulder surgery following the 2008 season. Adams has a power sinker that induces ground balls but he can also get a strikeout when he needs it with his four-seam fastball. Adams has resurrected his career to become a quality set-up man, so he could factor into the closer situation if the Padres do end up trading Heath Bell.
2009 Mike Adams had already been away from baseball for over a year thanks to surgery on his right knee, this coming after a 2006 that saw him bounce through four different organizations. He's back in the same pickle jar, as shoulder surgery will keep him out until at least the All-Star break. There will be more reason to miss him this time; he finished second on the Padres in WXRL, striking out 10.2 per nine in the process, and he was particularly good against righties.
2007 After flitting through three organizations last summer, Mike Adams might seem like the ultimate roster hot potato, but anyone with his kind of mid-90s heat will elicit interest.
2005 After spending a significant portion of his college career playing basketball at Texas A&M-Kingville, the Brewers signed him in 2001 as an undrafted free agent. Since then, Adams has used a 90-93 MPH fastball and a solid slider to move through the system with few problems, before becoming one of Milwaukee's better relievers during the second half of 2004. After the trades of Dan Kolb and Luis Vizcaino, Adams is penciled in as the Brewers closer for 2005. His minor league track record backs up his stuff, and Adams has a chance to be a very good reliever.
2004 Because he's not considered a prospect, Adams needed a year of progress. That's mostly a question of his age, but he's got low-90s heat and a slider that Southern League lefties didn't hit. Although Huntsville was one of the stronger Double-A teams around, Adams was part of the reason why, instead of a reliever simply coasting on its coattails. He probably won't be on the A-list of options in the pen when camp breaks, instead losing out to some veteran with an NRI, but he has a great shot at earning a place on the team some time this summer.

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