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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 426 414.3 21 11 11 3.71 9.9
Birth Date12-15-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age40 years, 10 months, 6 days
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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
2004 CHN MLB 31 0 29.0 1 0 1 22 17 30 4 96 6.8 5.3 1.2 9.3 0% .247 1.34 4.43 4.34 94 3.62 74.7 0.6
2005 CHN MLB 75 0 75.7 6 2 0 60 40 89 6 103 7.1 4.8 0.7 10.6 0% .293 1.32 3.25 3.81 84 2.93 63.1 2.2
2006 CHN MLB 41 0 40.7 3 1 0 35 16 42 5 97 7.7 3.5 1.1 9.3 0% .270 1.25 3.89 2.66 86 3.34 68.0 1.0
2007 CHN MLB 73 0 72.3 2 3 0 64 35 79 8 103 8.0 4.4 1.0 9.8 0% .295 1.37 3.87 3.48 87 3.26 67.5 1.7
2008 CHN MLB 45 0 44.7 1 1 0 44 20 30 4 105 8.9 4.0 0.8 6.0 0% .296 1.43 4.26 3.63 99 3.69 78.7 0.8
2009 OAK MLB 74 0 78.7 6 1 4 52 23 102 6 101 5.9 2.6 0.7 11.7 0% .266 0.95 2.41 2.63 58 2.21 47.3 2.7
2010 OAK MLB 48 0 39.7 2 3 6 35 21 40 6 102 7.9 4.8 1.4 9.1 0% .279 1.41 4.58 4.31 102 3.70 83.6 0.6
2011 OAK MLB 39 0 33.7 0 0 0 37 26 32 5 97 9.9 7.0 1.3 8.6 0% .327 1.87 5.49 6.68 98 4.13 96.1 0.2
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
1998 WPT A- NYP 14 14 86.3 7 5 0 79 19 59 4 8.2 2.0 0.4 6.2 0% -.915 1.14 3.73 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
1999 LNS A MDW 28 28 161.3 11 12 0 191 44 127 11 10.7 2.5 0.6 7.1 0% -.989 1.46 3.87 4.80 0 0.00 0.0
2000 DAY A+ FSL 28 28 171.3 12 7 0 166 64 142 15 8.7 3.4 0.8 7.5 0% -.680 1.34 4.01 3.78 0 0.00 0.0
2001 WTN AA SOU 27 27 160.0 4 9 0 160 58 135 20 9.0 3.3 1.1 7.6 0% -.651 1.36 4.25 3.99 0 0.00 0.0
2002 IOW AAA PCL 28 27 154.0 9 5 0 185 69 131 24 10.8 4.0 1.4 7.7 0% .333 1.65 5.20 5.55 0 0.00 0.0
2003 IOW AAA PCL 43 16 124.0 3 9 1 140 35 92 16 10.2 2.5 1.2 6.7 0% .320 1.41 4.46 4.57 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CHN MLB NL 31 0 29.0 1 0 1 22 17 30 4 96 6.8 5.3 1.2 9.3 0% .247 1.34 4.43 4.34 94 3.62 74.7
2004 IOW AAA PCL 37 0 44.7 1 1 19 30 15 59 4 6.0 3.0 0.8 11.9 0% .260 1.01 3.04 2.42 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CHN MLB NL 75 0 75.7 6 2 0 60 40 89 6 103 7.1 4.8 0.7 10.6 0% .293 1.32 3.25 3.81 84 2.93 63.1
2006 CHN MLB NL 41 0 40.7 3 1 0 35 16 42 5 97 7.7 3.5 1.1 9.3 0% .270 1.25 3.89 2.66 86 3.34 68.0
2006 IOW AAA PCL 30 0 41.0 6 0 10 30 9 67 2 100 6.6 2.0 0.4 14.7 0% .315 0.95 1.43 1.76 44 1.46 30.6
2007 CHN MLB NL 73 0 72.3 2 3 0 64 35 79 8 103 8.0 4.4 1.0 9.8 0% .295 1.37 3.87 3.48 87 3.26 67.5
2008 CHN MLB NL 45 0 44.7 1 1 0 44 20 30 4 105 8.9 4.0 0.8 6.0 0% .296 1.43 4.26 3.63 99 3.69 78.7
2008 IOW AAA PCL 17 0 20.0 0 1 4 13 14 29 2 109 5.9 6.3 0.9 13.1 0% .268 1.35 3.98 3.60 80 2.38 48.7
2009 OAK MLB AL 74 0 78.7 6 1 4 52 23 102 6 101 5.9 2.6 0.7 11.7 0% .266 0.95 2.41 2.63 58 2.21 47.3
2010 OAK MLB AL 48 0 39.7 2 3 6 35 21 40 6 102 7.9 4.8 1.4 9.1 0% .279 1.41 4.58 4.31 102 3.70 83.6
2010 STO A+ CLF 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 98 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 1.72 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SAC AAA PCL 4 3 4.7 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 87 7.7 5.7 0.0 5.7 0% .286 1.49 4.85 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 OAK MLB AL 39 0 33.7 0 0 0 37 26 32 5 97 9.9 7.0 1.3 8.6 0% .327 1.87 5.49 6.68 98 4.13 96.1
2011 STO A+ CAL 3 2 3.0 0 0 0 6 1 7 1 95 18.0 3.0 3.0 21.0 0% .714 2.33 4.61 12.00 70 5.99 122.3
2011 SAC AAA PCL 3 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 134 9.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 0% .429 1.67 2.44 9.00 66 2.61 53.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 685 0.4657 0.4745 0.7108 0.6583 0.3142 0.8429 0.4696 0.2892
2009 1256 0.4275 0.4355 0.5759 0.5605 0.3421 0.7575 0.3537 0.4241
2010 648 0.4306 0.4660 0.6457 0.6237 0.3469 0.7989 0.4375 0.3543
2011 618 0.4029 0.3964 0.6571 0.5743 0.2764 0.7972 0.4608 0.3429
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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
2011-07-30 2011-09-02 15-DL 34 31 Right Thumb Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2011-04-02 2011-04-25 15-DL 23 21 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-02-21 2011-03-15 Camp 22 0 Shoulder Not Disclosed -
2010-09-26 2010-10-04 DTD 8 8 Right Thumb Inflammation -
2010-09-21 2010-09-25 DTD 4 4 Right Thumb Soreness -
2010-03-26 2010-05-03 15-DL 38 26 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2010-03-17 2010-03-21 Camp 4 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-03-01 2007-03-16 Camp 15 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $
2012 SEA $
2011 OAK $2,800,000
2010 OAK $2,200,000
2009 OAK $1,100,000
2008 CHN $860,000
2007 CHN $415,000
2006 CHN $355,000
2005 CHN $322,000
2004 CHN $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$8,352,000
8 yrTotal$8,352,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 139 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/15/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Miami 3/8/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 4/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 4/12. Signed by Cincinnati 5/2/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$5.25M (2010-11), plus 2012 club option. Signed by extension with Oakland 1/29/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$1.9M). 10:$2.2M, 11:$2.8M, 12:$3.25M club option, $0.25M buyout. Released by Oakland 10/25/11.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 2/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.86M (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 7/11/08. Recalled 9/1/08.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2006). Re-signed 3/06. Optioned to Triple-A 4/06. Recalled 5/06. Optioned 5/06. Recalled 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.322M (2005).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Contract purchased 2004. Optioned to Triple-A 4/04. Recalled 5/04. Optioned 6/04, 7/04. Recalled 9/04.

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
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Michael Wuertz in the A's bullpen? Did the Cubs sour on him too quickly?
(eamuscatuli from Rochester, NY)
Absolutely, but that's a reflection on how badly things went this winter--the organization had pitching talent to shed because they were short of space on the active roster to keep it all. Ditching Marquis or Vizcaino or Wuertz *and* Gaudin *and* Hill... that's not to say that they've run out of good stuff, but to shed that much usable pitching talent for negligible returns, that's just not how you like to see things play out. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you look at the Cubs' dumping of their 'out of option' guys - Pie, Hill, Cedeno - and see anything less than organizational failure? It seemed to be a lot of useful talent being given away for virtually nothing.
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
The timing of the deals, given the return, was disappointing. Why not take these players to Arizona and see if they can raise their trade value?

And why trade for Aaron Heilman and trade away Michael Wuertz? I'm not convinced they now possess the better pitcher.

Lightning round. (Joe Sheehan)


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