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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date12-20-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age37 years, 6 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.82015
0.22016
2017
2018
-0.32019
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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
2006 SLN MLB 5 1 9.3 0 0 0 6 5 12 1 94 5.8 4.8 1.0 11.6 0% .238 1.18 3.85 4.82 104 4.50 91.6 0.1
2009 MIL MLB 21 4 47.0 2 0 0 45 16 46 7 100 8.6 3.1 1.3 8.8 0% .284 1.30 4.18 3.83 92 3.32 71.3 1.1
2010 MIL MLB 37 28 167.7 12 9 0 172 59 137 21 95 9.2 3.2 1.1 7.4 0% .301 1.38 4.24 4.99 97 4.14 93.5 2.2
2011 MIL MLB 30 28 161.7 11 8 0 160 65 126 17 103 8.9 3.6 0.9 7.0 0% .292 1.39 4.02 4.45 94 3.94 91.6 2.1
2012 MIL MLB 2 2 9.0 1 1 0 10 4 5 2 99 10.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 0% .267 1.56 6.24 7.00 96 4.25 97.5 0.1
2013 MIL MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 112 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0% .143 1.00 4.52 0.00 110 2.70 64.6 0.0
2015 MIA MLB 15 2 30.3 3 1 0 24 9 32 7 88 7.1 2.7 2.1 9.5 0% .233 1.09 4.94 4.45 84 2.69 62.8 0.8
2016 MIA MLB 6 0 8.3 1 0 0 10 2 6 3 83 10.8 2.2 3.2 6.5 34% .269 1.44 7.50 8.64 92 3.11 68.9 0.2
CareerMLB11865435.33019042816136458988.83.31.27.541%.2921.354.294.71943.8687.76.6

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-
2000 JCY Rk APL 12 12 55.0 2 4 0 57 25 63 7 9.3 4.1 1.1 10.3 0% -.526 1.49 4.54 3.27 0 0.00 0.0
2001 PEO A MDW 8 8 50.0 3 3 0 32 11 53 3 5.8 2.0 0.5 9.5 0% -.433 0.86 2.86 1.98 0 0.00 0.0
2001 POT A+ CRL 11 11 66.7 4 3 0 52 13 53 4 7.0 1.8 0.5 7.2 0% -.676 0.97 3.06 2.56 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PEO A MDW 9 9 42.3 2 1 0 49 8 36 5 10.4 1.7 1.1 7.7 0% .326 1.35 3.63 4.47 0 0.00 0.0
2002 JCY Rk APL 6 6 18.3 0 2 0 23 6 16 2 11.3 3.0 1.0 7.9 0% .362 1.58 4.47 4.92 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PMB A+ FSL 15 14 91.3 7 7 0 83 19 65 4 8.2 1.9 0.4 6.4 0% .283 1.12 2.89 2.86 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TEN AA SOU 10 10 57.0 4 3 0 56 26 34 6 8.8 4.1 0.9 5.4 0% .276 1.44 4.61 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2004 TEN AA SOU 23 23 127.7 5 10 0 114 51 121 11 8.0 3.6 0.8 8.5 0% .289 1.29 3.69 4.16 0 0.00 0.0
2004 TUL AA TXS 4 4 20.0 0 3 0 16 13 14 1 7.2 5.9 0.5 6.3 0% .250 1.45 4.91 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MEM AAA PCL 2 2 6.7 0 1 0 11 7 8 2 14.8 9.4 2.7 10.7 0% -.500 2.69 8.58 12.09 128 9.23 181.8
2005 PAW AAA INT 21 20 111.3 4 5 0 109 46 66 15 98 8.8 3.7 1.2 5.3 0% -.686 1.39 5.28 4.77 117 5.10 100.4
2006 SLN MLB NL 5 1 9.3 0 0 0 6 5 12 1 94 5.8 4.8 1.0 11.6 0% .238 1.18 3.85 4.82 104 4.50 91.6
2006 PMB A+ FSL 3 3 17.2 0 0 0 9 1 13 2 4.7 0.5 1.0 6.8 0% .152 0.58 3.42 2.09 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MEM AAA PCL 15 15 80.2 8 5 0 70 33 58 9 97 7.9 3.7 1.0 6.5 0% .265 1.28 4.66 2.81 109 4.16 87.4
2007 PMB A+ FSL 3 3 10.0 0 0 0 10 3 6 1 88 9.0 2.7 0.9 5.4 0% .281 1.30 4.30 2.70 111 5.01 102.9
2007 MEM AAA PCL 9 9 45.7 3 2 0 41 21 35 6 94 8.1 4.1 1.2 6.9 0% .271 1.36 5.15 5.71 110 3.59 73.7
2007 HER Wnt MPL 8 8 42.7 2 2 0 34 13 38 5 7.2 2.7 1.1 8.0 0% .259 1.10 3.44 3.16 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NAS AAA PCL 28 22 136.0 6 13 0 140 57 125 23 103 9.3 3.8 1.5 8.3 0% .299 1.45 5.18 5.43 107 5.07 103.7
2009 MIL MLB NL 21 4 47.0 2 0 0 45 16 46 7 100 8.6 3.1 1.3 8.8 0% .284 1.30 4.18 3.83 92 3.32 71.3
2009 NAS AAA PCL 26 6 75.3 4 4 5 59 26 76 3 88 7.1 3.1 0.4 9.1 0% .271 1.13 3.02 3.71 72 2.48 52.1
2010 MIL MLB NL 37 28 167.7 12 9 0 172 59 137 21 95 9.2 3.2 1.1 7.4 0% .301 1.38 4.24 4.99 97 4.14 93.5
2011 MIL MLB NL 30 28 161.7 11 8 0 160 65 126 17 103 8.9 3.6 0.9 7.0 0% .292 1.39 4.02 4.45 94 3.94 91.6
2012 MIL MLB NL 2 2 9.0 1 1 0 10 4 5 2 99 10.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 0% .267 1.56 6.24 7.00 96 4.25 97.5
2013 MIL MLB NL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 112 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0% .143 1.00 4.52 0.00 110 2.70 64.6
2013 NAS AAA PCL 15 15 77.0 4 7 0 85 24 59 9 91 9.9 2.8 1.1 6.9 0% .310 1.42 4.56 5.14 105 4.91 106.8
2015 MIA MLB NL 15 2 30.3 3 1 0 24 9 32 7 88 7.1 2.7 2.1 9.5 0% .233 1.09 4.94 4.45 84 2.69 62.8
2015 JUP A+ FSL 2 2 11.3 2 0 0 11 2 10 0 92 8.7 1.6 0.0 7.9 0% .344 1.15 2.19 3.18 88 4.40 96.5
2015 NWO AAA PCL 10 4 26.0 0 3 0 38 10 29 4 92 13.2 3.5 1.4 10.0 0% .425 1.85 4.52 5.19 101 7.06 154.7
2016 MIA MLB NL 6 0 8.3 1 0 0 10 2 6 3 83 10.8 2.2 3.2 6.5 34% .269 1.44 7.50 8.64 92 3.11 68.9
2016 NWO AAA PCL 20 15 89.7 4 6 0 76 30 68 10 90 7.6 3.0 1.0 6.8 44% .254 1.18 4.69 3.41 108 3.44 76.0
2017 COH AAA INT 20 17 103.0 6 7 0 98 44 62 11 106 8.6 3.8 1.0 5.4 41% .268 1.38 4.92 3.41 119 5.18 110.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 780 0.5000 0.4423 0.7855 0.6128 0.2718 0.8494 0.6415 0.2145
2010 2878 0.4587 0.4295 0.7945 0.5894 0.2940 0.8753 0.6572 0.2055
2011 2633 0.4459 0.4314 0.7359 0.6022 0.2940 0.8303 0.5804 0.2641
2012 158 0.3797 0.4051 0.7813 0.6167 0.2755 0.8649 0.6667 0.2188
2013 35 0.3143 0.4000 0.7143 0.7273 0.2500 0.8750 0.5000 0.2857
2015 451 0.4745 0.4479 0.7475 0.6449 0.2700 0.8188 0.5938 0.2525
2016 126 0.5159 0.3968 0.7800 0.6000 0.1803 0.7949 0.7273 0.2200
Career70610.45800.43150.76770.60180.28740.85040.62350.2323

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
2013-04-07 2013-06-20 15-DL 74 65 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2012-04-16 2012-10-04 60-DL 171 152 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff Tears 2012-05-01 -
2011-10-25 2011-10-25 Off 0 0 Left Hip Surgery 2011-10-25 -
2011-08-23 2011-08-31 DTD 8 6 Left Fingers Laceration Middle Fingernail - -
2011-08-07 2011-08-22 15-DL 15 14 Left Thumb Laceration Fixing Glove - -
2011-04-25 2011-04-25 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2007-05-10 2007-07-06 Minors 57 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2005-08-19 2005-09-05 Minors 17 17 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum Surgery Date Is Estimated 2005-09-20 -
2002-04-05 2002-07-01 Minors 87 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery Return Date Is Estimated 2001-10-05 -
2001-10-05 2001-10-05 Minors 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-10-05 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 MIA $1,200,000
2015 MIA $
2013 MIL $840,000
2012 MIL $500,000
2011 MIL $441,500
2010 MIL $406,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,388,000
5 yrTotal$3,388,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 108 dISE Baseball1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/14/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Miami 1/9/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.2M in majors. Contract selected by Miami 4/3/16. DFA by Miami 4/21/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/24/16. Contract selected by Miami 8/9/16. DFA by Miami 8/19/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Miami 8/5/15. Refused outright by Miami, elected free agency 10/13/15.
  • 2014. Signed by Yakult Swallows of Japan.
  • 1 year/$0.84M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/10/13 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 6/20/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4415M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4065M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/14/09. DFA by Milwaukee 7/9/09, sent outright to Triple-A 7/13/09. Contract purchased by Milwaukee 8/21/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/4/07 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2007). Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 3/05. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers from Boston 8/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by St. Louis 10/03. Acquired by Colorado in trade from St. Louis 8/04.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2000 (2-53) (Skyland HS, N.C.). $0.675M signing bonus.

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 2.8 2.3 0.3 14 7 49.7 45 17 35 7 .253 1.25 4.15 4.58 4.0 0.4
80o 2.3 2.2 0.2 12 7 43.8 43 17 31 7 .267 1.35 4.56 5.02 1.5 0.2
70o 2.1 2.1 0.2 11 6 39.7 41 16 28 7 .277 1.42 4.87 5.35 0.0 0.0
60o 1.8 2 0.2 10 5 36.3 39 15 26 6 .286 1.48 5.13 5.64 -1.1 -0.1
50o 1.6 1.8 0.2 9 5 33.2 37 14 23 6 .294 1.54 5.38 5.91 -1.9 -0.2
40o 1.4 1.7 0.1 8 4 30.1 35 14 21 6 .303 1.61 5.64 6.18 -2.6 -0.3
30o 1.2 1.6 0.1 7 4 27.0 32 13 19 5 .311 1.67 5.92 6.48 -3.1 -0.3
20o 1 1.4 0.1 6 3 23.3 30 11 16 5 .322 1.76 6.25 6.84 -3.6 -0.4
10o 0.8 1.2 0.1 5 3 18.5 25 10 13 4 .336 1.88 6.73 7.35 -3.8 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.61.80.19532.53614236.2921.535.355.87-1.7-0.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have a very strong pitching staff in a long term keeper Strat-O-Matic 16 team league and I only need five starters. Which five of these would you keep? Josh Beckett, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Zack Greinke, CJ Wilson, Jordan Zimmermann, Clayton Kershaw, Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando, and Chris Narveson. Keep in mind I can keep them forever.
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Lincecum, Kershaw, Greinke, and Cain seem like obvious choices. I'd probably go with Beckett for the last spot, though Wilson might be safer, given Beckett's age and injury history. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)You are the GM of the Brewers, obviously you need pitching to go behind Gallardo and Wolf (who hasn't been bad the second half)...Who do you get? And I don't think you can get much for Fielder (may be 1 starter)...what do you do...Trade Gamel and Lawrie for more? Keep Fielder and just halfway upgrade? Trade Corey Hart?
(JT from MKE)
I would rather trade Prince Fielder at this point. In the years when his power isn't all-world, his lack of defense cuts into his value big time. The optimism of the offseason will cause someone to give up what the Brewers need if they want to shop him, much more so than during the regular season when they were listening to teams.

Chris Narveson has looked pretty good as of late, though I'm not sure how sustainable it is. Getting Manny Parra out of the rotation is probably for the best. They may want to go for some league average guys who can strike out some batters, because that defense still isn't any good. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay Could you rank the following pitchers going forward: Bud Norris, Kenshin Kawakami, John Ely and Chris Narveson. Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Except for Ely, they're all sporting pretty high ERAs at the moment. Narveson has shown he can can miss bats, which is pretty handy for a lefty, Kawakami and Norris showed they belonged at the major league level last year. Ely certainly didn't register as the type of stopper he's been in the past two outings, so I worry that his success may be more short-lived. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many starts do the Brewers give Suppan? Not that their alternatives are very attractive, but we know how this movie ends, right?
(Mike W from Chicago)
It sounds as though the Brewers are closing in on the decision to make David Bush their #4 behind Gallardo, Wolf and Davis, which leaves Manny Parra, Chris Narveson and Suppan battling for one spot. Narveson made a good impression last year, and has further helped his cause this spring, while Parra seems to have really clicked with Rick Peterson and seems eager to mend his wayward ways. I don't think it's out of the question that the Brewers concede Suppan is a sunk cost and cut him by the end of the spring.

And a good riddance it will be. (Jay Jaffe)


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