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Birth Date3-24-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight265 lbs
Age40 years, 0 months, 26 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 ARI MLB 54 0 50.3 2 1 10 24 26 71 4 .264 104 4.3 4.6 0.7 12.7 35% .198 .192 0.99 2.85 2.15 65 2.56 53.7 1.6
2004 ARI MLB 29 0 29.7 1 2 8 23 17 38 7 .259 103 7.0 5.2 2.1 11.5 35% .235 .263 1.35 5.27 4.25 81 4.04 83.4 0.5
2005 ARI MLB 61 0 66.3 3 4 15 51 20 75 5 .263 105 6.9 2.7 0.7 10.2 37% .277 .202 1.07 2.70 2.44 65 2.95 63.4 1.9
2006 ARI MLB 44 0 49.3 2 3 18 50 22 69 6 .272 100 9.1 4.0 1.1 12.6 35% .355 .265 1.46 3.35 5.84 67 3.37 68.7 1.2
2007 ARI MLB 65 0 64.3 1 4 47 46 26 78 7 .261 105 6.4 3.6 1.0 10.9 37% .258 .214 1.12 3.51 2.66 72 3.30 68.2 1.5
2008 HOU MLB 74 0 72.0 6 3 44 62 23 83 10 .271 100 7.8 2.9 1.2 10.4 39% .281 .237 1.18 3.64 3.38 75 2.74 58.5 2.1
2009 HOU MLB 52 0 54.0 4 2 25 40 21 56 5 .271 96 6.7 3.5 0.8 9.3 41% .259 .228 1.13 3.46 2.33 81 3.19 68.4 1.2
2010 DET MLB 60 0 63.0 2 4 26 41 32 63 5 .257 112 5.9 4.6 0.7 9.0 54% .231 .210 1.16 3.74 3.00 84 2.59 58.4 1.7
2011 DET MLB 75 0 72.3 2 4 49 52 34 69 5 .261 107 6.5 4.2 0.6 8.6 44% .247 .218 1.19 3.58 2.24 93 3.06 71.0 1.4
2012 DET MLB 71 0 69.0 3 4 35 59 27 48 3 .260 105 7.7 3.5 0.4 6.3 36% .264 .236 1.25 3.56 3.78 103 5.31 121.7 -0.4
2013 DET MLB 20 0 19.3 0 1 9 18 6 19 6 .268 102 8.4 2.8 2.8 8.8 40% .235 .290 1.24 6.38 5.59 100 3.28 78.6 0.3
2014 NYN MLB 21 0 20.7 1 1 2 24 10 23 4 .266 95 10.5 4.4 1.7 10.0 34% .345 .330 1.65 4.84 5.66 102 6.22 152.7 -0.4
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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.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1999 SBN A 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 .000 6.7 6.7 0.0 10.0 0% -.400 .000 1.48 3.74 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 SBN A 31 0 31.7 0 5 14 31 25 39 1 .000 8.8 7.1 0.3 11.1 0% -.462 .000 1.77 3.59 5.39 0 0.00 0.0
2000 MSO Rk 12 0 11.7 1 0 4 3 4 24 0 .000 2.3 3.1 0.0 18.5 0% -.107 .000 0.60 0.99 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Azu Wnt 15 0 13.0 0 0 1 8 7 17 0 .000 5.5 4.8 0.0 11.8 0% -.333 .000 1.15 2.73 2.77 0 0.00 0.0
2001 ELP AA 39 0 41.3 2 2 13 36 27 72 1 .000 7.8 5.9 0.2 15.7 0% -.350 .000 1.53 2.30 3.92 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TUC AAA 49 0 47.7 2 4 5 45 23 65 8 .000 8.5 4.3 1.5 12.3 0% .327 .000 1.43 4.66 5.85 0 0.00 0.0
2003 ARI MLB 54 0 50.3 2 1 10 24 26 71 4 .264 104 4.3 4.6 0.7 12.7 35% .198 .192 0.99 2.85 2.15 65 2.56 53.7
2003 TUC AAA 22 0 29.0 1 1 5 26 14 26 1 .000 8.1 4.3 0.3 8.1 0% .291 .000 1.38 3.40 3.10 0 0.00 0.0
2003 azu Wnt 19 0 23.0 4 0 4 20 11 22 1 .000 7.8 4.3 0.4 8.6 0% -.500 .000 1.35 3.72 2.35 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 29 0 29.7 1 2 8 23 17 38 7 .259 103 7.0 5.2 2.1 11.5 35% .235 .263 1.35 5.27 4.25 81 4.04 83.4
2004 TUC AAA 10 1 10.7 1 1 3 9 5 5 0 .000 7.6 4.2 0.0 4.2 0% .257 .000 1.31 4.53 4.21 0 0.00 0.0
2005 ARI MLB 61 0 66.3 3 4 15 51 20 75 5 .263 105 6.9 2.7 0.7 10.2 37% .277 .202 1.07 2.70 2.44 65 2.95 63.4
2005 TUC AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .267 4.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 50% .250 .000 1.00 2.01 0.00 99 4.62 99.7
2006 ARI MLB 44 0 49.3 2 3 18 50 22 69 6 .272 100 9.1 4.0 1.1 12.6 35% .355 .265 1.46 3.35 5.84 67 3.37 68.7
2006 TUC AAA 15 0 17.0 1 0 3 13 10 18 1 .265 100 6.9 5.3 0.5 9.5 47% .261 .223 1.35 3.75 3.18 100 0.00 0.0
2007 ARI MLB 65 0 64.3 1 4 47 46 26 78 7 .261 105 6.4 3.6 1.0 10.9 37% .258 .214 1.12 3.51 2.66 72 3.30 68.2
2008 HOU MLB 74 0 72.0 6 3 44 62 23 83 10 .271 100 7.8 2.9 1.2 10.4 39% .281 .237 1.18 3.64 3.38 75 2.74 58.5
2009 HOU MLB 52 0 54.0 4 2 25 40 21 56 5 .271 96 6.7 3.5 0.8 9.3 41% .259 .228 1.13 3.46 2.33 81 3.19 68.4
2009 CCH AA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .244 111 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 25% .000 .150 1.00 4.25 0.00 106 4.84 103.9
2010 DET MLB 60 0 63.0 2 4 26 41 32 63 5 .257 112 5.9 4.6 0.7 9.0 54% .231 .210 1.16 3.74 3.00 84 2.59 58.4
2011 DET MLB 75 0 72.3 2 4 49 52 34 69 5 .261 107 6.5 4.2 0.6 8.6 44% .247 .218 1.19 3.58 2.24 93 3.06 71.0
2012 DET MLB 71 0 69.0 3 4 35 59 27 48 3 .260 105 7.7 3.5 0.4 6.3 36% .264 .236 1.25 3.56 3.78 103 5.31 121.7
2013 DET MLB 20 0 19.3 0 1 9 18 6 19 6 .268 102 8.4 2.8 2.8 8.8 40% .235 .290 1.24 6.38 5.59 100 3.28 78.6
2013 LAK A+ 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 .245 100 3.0 6.0 0.0 12.0 75% .250 .130 1.00 2.57 0.00 95 3.19 96.2
2013 TOL AAA 11 0 11.0 0 0 7 14 6 10 1 .248 97 11.5 4.9 0.8 8.2 36% .406 .326 1.82 4.47 4.09 105 4.56 104.8
2014 NYN MLB 21 0 20.7 1 1 2 24 10 23 4 .266 95 10.5 4.4 1.7 10.0 34% .345 .330 1.65 4.84 5.66 102 6.22 152.7
2015 SYR AAA 27 0 26.3 0 0 10 21 3 21 1 .259 101 7.2 1.0 0.3 7.2 47% .263 .228 0.91 2.73 2.39 84 3.47 97.8
2015 EST Wnt 22 0 20.0 3 1 0 17 3 14 0 .000 7.7 1.4 0.0 6.3 0% .283 .000 1.00 1.86 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2016 EST Wnt 14 0 13.0 0 1 3 12 3 8 0 .000 8.3 2.1 0.0 5.5 0% .293 .000 1.15 2.14 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2017 AGU AAA 52 0 57.7 2 4 25 58 17 72 2 .000 9.1 2.7 0.3 11.2 0% .361 .000 1.30 2.59 2.81 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1179 0.5377 0.5344 0.6873 0.6909 0.3523 0.7489 0.5469 0.3127
2009 875 0.5223 0.4823 0.7062 0.6061 0.3469 0.7726 0.5793 0.2938
2010 1028 0.5126 0.4115 0.7400 0.5370 0.2794 0.8622 0.4929 0.2600
2011 1193 0.5122 0.4577 0.7454 0.6399 0.2663 0.8056 0.5935 0.2546
2012 1115 0.5650 0.4520 0.8234 0.6159 0.2392 0.8582 0.7069 0.1766
2013 339 0.5103 0.4985 0.8225 0.6936 0.2952 0.9000 0.6327 0.1775
2014 355 0.5380 0.4648 0.7697 0.6649 0.2317 0.7795 0.7368 0.2303
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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
2012-09-27 2012-09-29 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-25 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-06-16 2012-06-26 DTD 10 9 Right Wrist Sprain - -
2012-05-16 2012-05-25 DTD 9 8 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-04-06 2012-04-10 DTD 4 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-09-01 2011-09-05 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-05-04 2011-05-05 DTD 1 1 Neck Tightness -
2011-04-03 2011-04-03 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2011-02-17 2011-02-27 Camp 10 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-09-16 2010-09-26 DTD 10 8 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2010-09-07 2010-09-15 DTD 8 8 Right Elbow Soreness -
2010-08-12 2010-08-16 DTD 4 3 Abdomen Strain -
2010-07-31 2010-08-05 DTD 5 5 General Medical Illness -
2009-09-13 2009-09-19 DTD 6 5 General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2009-04-27 2009-06-13 15-DL 47 41 Right Lower Leg Compartment Syndrome From Strain -
2009-04-22 2009-04-25 On-Alr 3 3 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-22 2009-04-25 DTD 3 3 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-04-16 2009-04-17 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2009-02-15 2009-03-02 Camp 15 0 Right Forearm Infection -
2008-06-09 2008-06-12 DTD 3 2 Left Knee Soreness Since Spring Training -
2008-05-24 2008-05-28 DTD 4 3 Face Contusion Batted Ball -
2007-03-27 2007-03-31 Camp 4 0 Right Fingers Contusion Finger After Slamming In Car Door -
2005-03-25 2005-05-02 15-DL 38 25 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2004-06-14 2004-10-04 60-DL 112 99 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum Repair 2004-09-09
2002-05-04 2002-05-24 Minors 20 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2001-07-23 2001-09-13 Minors 52 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ligament - -
2000-07-10 2000-07-29 Minors 19 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $1,000,000
2013 DET $
2012 DET $9,000,000
2011 DET $7,000,000
2010 DET $7,000,000
2009 HOU $8,000,000
2008 HOU $4,700,000
2007 ARI $2,000,000
2006 ARI $359,000
2005 ARI $335,000
2004 ARI $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$39,714,000
10 yrTotal$39,714,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 41 dScott Boras1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/14/15 (minor-league contract). Released by San Diego 4/2/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/12/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 40, 45, 50 games. $0.1M each for 55, 60, 65 games. $0.1M each for 30, 35 games finished. $0.25M each for 40, 45 GF. $0.3M for 50 GF. May opt out of contract 3/26/14 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by NY Mets 3/26/14. Released by NY Mets 5/26/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 4/4/13 (minor-league contract). 1 year/$2,301,887 (2013). Signed Major-League contract with Detroit 4/23/13 ($2M base pro-rated for 159 days of 183-day season). Performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished. DFA by Detroit 6/21/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/13. Released by Detroit 8/7/13.
  • 2 years/$14M (2010-11), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/15/10. 10:$7M, 11:$7M, 12:$9M club option. Detroit exercised 2012 club option 10/28/11. (Deal negotiated by Praver/Shapiro. Hired Proformance as agent 8/11. Hired Scott Boras as agent 9/12.)
  • 1 year/$8M (2009). Re2-signed by Houston 1/11/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$4.7M (2008). Lost arbitration with Houston 2/15/08 ($6.2M-$4.7M).
  • 1 year/$2M (2007). Re-signed by Arizona 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 12/14/07.
  • 1 year/$0.359M (2006). Renewed by Arizona 3/06. Recalled 8/06.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2005).
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004).
  • 1 year (2003). Recalled 6/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased 11/01. Signed 2/02. Optioned to Triple-A 3/02.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some $1 relievers to target in an NL only.....like Neil Ramirez types?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Jose Valverde for sure. (Jordan Gorosh)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do I value Addison Reed if I just started a dynasty rebuild? I know closers should be the first thing to go in a rebuild, but I can't help but believe he's relatively stable and likely to help me when I compete again in 2-3 years. Thanks
(JoeTinker from Chicago)
Here is a list of all closers who recorded 25 or more saves in 2010: Brian Wilson (48), Heath Bell (47), Rafael Soriano (45), Joakim Soria (43), Matt Capps (42), Neftali Feliz (40), Francisco Cordero (40), Carlos Marmol (38), Billy Wagner (37), Jonathan Papelbon (37), Kevin Gregg (37), Mariano Rivera (33), David Aardsma (31), Juan Oviedo (30), Bobby Jenks (27), Ryan Franklin (27), Brad Lidge (27), Jose Valverde (26), Francisco Rodriguez (25) and Andrew Bailey (25). (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whatever struck Jose Valverde last year in the playoffs seems to have struck the rest of the 'pen. Small sample size, too soon to panic or better fix this? if the latter how to fix? comments on what should have happened in the offseason accepted as well.
(DetroitDale from Tallahassee (eternal spring training))
Small sample, I think. That isn't to say the Tigers pen is going to be any good. But for context, the four worst bullpens by ERA (I know, I know...) are the Tigers, Yankees, Marlins, and Nationals. It's too early. (Matthew Kory)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Why is Jose Valverde?
(Paul Sporer... diehard Tigers fan from Austin, TX)
Because he's got true closer stuff. You know: big ol' gut, already possesses 273 career saves, has those excruciatingly obnoxious mannerisms closers tend to have. That type of stuff. (Bill Parker)
2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is with closers and insane post-save celebrations? Right now, it seems as if the Top 3 are Fernando Rodney's Arrow-launching, Jose Valverde's wiggle-and-stomp and Brian Wilson's "rage"-filled X. Which is your favorite?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Favorite? Can I pick (D) none of the above? I also wish guys would stop untucking their shirts as soon as the last out is recorded. That's dumb. (Ian Miller)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Jose Valverde, and his contract, make it through waivers? What kind of package could the Tigers realize from that kind of move?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
At what, roughly $7 mil a pop, you'd think he would get claimed. Of course, you can still make a trade at that point. The value of the package depends on whether it's the Dodgers on the other end of the phone. You would think he would have value to a contender. Valverde is signed for another year plus an option, so there's no pressure to make a move unless the Tigers get blown away, and the division is open enough that they're likely to need a closer again next year. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-12 18:30:00 (link to chat)On the Tigers bullpen....is Jose Valverde significantly enough better than Kevin Gregg to warrant sacrificing a 1st round pick, more money, and more years it would take to nab Valverde? Should they just sign Gregg? Should they just pass on both? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It's interesting because they both had almost identical K and BB rates last season, and throughout their careers have been equals in terms of allowing home runs. Valverde is also just three months Gregg's senior. If Valverde can be had at a reasonable rate, he is probably the better bet, but nothing is certain with relievers and if I had the choice between Gregg at 1-yr/$3 mil and Valverde at 2-yr/$14 mil I would ink the former 100% of the time. I'm very anti-doling out lucrative deals to pitchers that log 45 innings per season. (Eric Seidman)


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