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Portrait of John Grabow

John Grabow PPirates

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 506 476.3 24 19 6 4.31 3.8
Birth Date11-4-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age39 years, 10 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 PIT MLB 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 6 0 9 0 .260 103 10.8 0.0 0.0 16.2 54% .462 .222 1.20 -0.63 3.60 81 3.14 65.9 0.1
2004 PIT MLB 68 0 61.7 2 5 1 81 28 64 8 .271 94 11.8 4.1 1.2 9.3 52% .392 .301 1.77 3.92 5.11 88 4.07 83.9 1.0
2005 PIT MLB 63 0 52.0 2 3 0 46 25 42 6 .265 104 8.0 4.3 1.0 7.3 48% .272 .245 1.37 4.42 4.85 101 5.28 113.6 0.1
2006 PIT MLB 72 0 69.7 4 2 0 68 30 66 7 .268 96 8.8 3.9 0.9 8.5 52% .310 .260 1.41 3.93 4.13 94 4.73 96.4 0.7
2007 PIT MLB 63 0 51.7 3 2 1 56 19 42 6 .261 101 9.8 3.3 1.0 7.3 52% .312 .253 1.45 4.21 4.53 99 4.90 101.5 0.3
2008 PIT MLB 74 0 76.0 6 3 4 60 37 62 9 .263 99 7.1 4.4 1.1 7.3 43% .239 .242 1.28 4.51 2.84 99 4.54 96.8 0.7
2009 CHN 0 30 0 25.0 0 0 0 19 12 16 1 .260 98 6.8 4.3 0.4 5.8 50% .240 .220 1.24 3.85 3.24 99 4.62 99.0 0.2
2009 PIT 0 45 0 47.3 3 0 0 43 28 41 4 .267 95 8.2 5.3 0.8 7.8 43% .291 .254 1.50 4.32 3.42 100 4.58 98.1 0.3
2010 CHN MLB 28 0 25.7 1 3 0 35 13 20 5 .268 99 12.3 4.6 1.8 7.0 45% .345 .334 1.87 5.71 7.36 102 4.74 107.0 0.0
2011 CHN MLB 58 0 62.3 3 1 0 67 28 38 9 .259 102 9.7 4.0 1.3 5.5 40% .282 .297 1.52 5.04 4.76 112 5.05 117.4 -0.2
2009 TOT MLB 75 0 72.3 3 0 0 62 40 57 5 .265 96 7.7 5.0 0.6 7.1 45% .273 .243 1.41 4.15 3.36 99 4.59 98.4 0.5
CareerMLB5060476.32419648122040055.265999.14.21.07.647%.300.2671.474.334.31984.6098.73.8

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-
1998 AUG A 17 16 71.7 6 3 0 84 34 67 7 .000 10.5 4.3 0.9 8.4 0% -.713 .000 1.65 4.51 5.77 0 0.00 0.0
1999 HIC A 26 26 156.3 9 10 0 152 32 164 16 .000 8.8 1.8 0.9 9.4 0% -.642 .000 1.18 3.39 3.80 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ALT AA 24 24 145.3 8 7 0 145 65 109 10 .000 9.0 4.0 0.6 6.8 0% -.734 .000 1.45 4.14 4.34 0 0.00 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 7 7 36.7 1 3 0 42 26 35 3 .000 10.3 6.4 0.7 8.6 0% -.609 .000 1.85 4.52 6.38 0 0.00 0.0
2001 ALT AA 10 10 50.7 2 5 0 30 39 42 1 .000 5.3 6.9 0.2 7.5 0% -.354 .000 1.36 4.11 3.37 0 0.00 0.0
2002 ALT AA 28 27 146.3 8 13 0 181 47 97 10 .000 11.1 2.9 0.6 6.0 0% .347 .000 1.56 3.83 5.48 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 6 0 9 0 .260 103 10.8 0.0 0.0 16.2 54% .462 .222 1.20 -0.63 3.60 81 3.14 65.9
2003 ALT AA 24 9 83.0 6 1 1 87 19 73 9 .000 9.4 2.1 1.0 7.9 0% .326 .000 1.28 3.64 3.36 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NAS AAA 17 0 24.7 0 2 0 31 7 26 0 .000 11.3 2.6 0.0 9.5 0% .392 .000 1.54 2.04 4.74 0 0.00 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 68 0 61.7 2 5 1 81 28 64 8 .271 94 11.8 4.1 1.2 9.3 52% .392 .301 1.77 3.92 5.11 88 4.07 83.9
2005 PIT MLB 63 0 52.0 2 3 0 46 25 42 6 .265 104 8.0 4.3 1.0 7.3 48% .272 .245 1.37 4.42 4.85 101 5.28 113.6
2006 PIT MLB 72 0 69.7 4 2 0 68 30 66 7 .268 96 8.8 3.9 0.9 8.5 52% .310 .260 1.41 3.93 4.13 94 4.73 96.4
2007 PIT MLB 63 0 51.7 3 2 1 56 19 42 6 .261 101 9.8 3.3 1.0 7.3 52% .312 .253 1.45 4.21 4.53 99 4.90 101.5
2007 IND AAA 4 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 2 4 1 .252 70 9.0 4.5 2.2 9.0 33% .600 .358 1.50 5.92 2.25 96 3.58 95.2
2008 PIT MLB 74 0 76.0 6 3 4 60 37 62 9 .263 99 7.1 4.4 1.1 7.3 43% .239 .242 1.28 4.51 2.84 99 4.54 96.8
2009 CHN MLB 30 0 25.0 0 0 0 19 12 16 1 .260 98 6.8 4.3 0.4 5.8 50% .240 .220 1.24 3.85 3.24 99 4.62 99.0
2009 PIT MLB 45 0 47.3 3 0 0 43 28 41 4 .267 95 8.2 5.3 0.8 7.8 43% .291 .254 1.50 4.32 3.42 100 4.58 98.1
2010 CHN MLB 28 0 25.7 1 3 0 35 13 20 5 .268 99 12.3 4.6 1.8 7.0 45% .345 .334 1.87 5.71 7.36 102 4.74 107.0
2010 IOW AAA 4 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 .272 94 13.5 2.2 0.0 4.5 50% .429 .341 1.75 3.33 6.75 103 5.86 109.4
2011 CHN MLB 58 0 62.3 3 1 0 67 28 38 9 .259 102 9.7 4.0 1.3 5.5 40% .282 .297 1.52 5.04 4.76 112 5.05 117.4

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 1147 0.4900 0.4255 0.7357 0.5961 0.2615 0.8090 0.5752 0.2643
2009 1143 0.4856 0.4523 0.7640 0.6126 0.3010 0.8529 0.5932 0.2360
2010 469 0.4989 0.4478 0.7571 0.6068 0.2894 0.8169 0.6324 0.2429
2011 911 0.4797 0.4808 0.7352 0.6476 0.3270 0.8269 0.5677 0.2648
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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
2011-02-28 2011-03-17 Camp 17 0 Left Shoulder Tightness - -
2010-06-29 2010-10-04 60-DL 97 86 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2010-05-31 2010-06-15 15-DL 15 12 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2010-05-08 2010-05-14 DTD 6 5 Knee Soreness -
2007-03-23 2007-04-22 15-DL 30 16 Left Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips -
2007-03-18 2007-03-23 Camp 5 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2006-08-19 2006-08-22 DTD 3 3 Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2006-07-09 2006-07-16 DTD 7 3 Groin Soreness -
2001-05-20 2001-07-17 Minors 58 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-05-29 1998-06-21 Minors 23 0 Left Head Contusion - -
1997-06-20 1997-06-27 Minors 7 0 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CHN $4,800,000
2010 CHN $2,700,000
2009 PIT $2,300,000
2008 PIT $1,135,000
2007 PIT $832,500
2006 PIT $341,750
2005 PIT $327,000
2004 PIT $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$12,736,250
8 yrTotal$12,736,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 16 dPaul Kinzer1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. May opt out of contract 3/25/12, giving club chance to retain his rights by adding Grabow to active roster by 3/30/12. $0.2M in performance bonuses based on appearances. Released by LA Dodgers 3/26/12.
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2010-11). Re-signed as a free agent 11/20/09. 10:$2.7M, 11:$4.8M
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$1.135M (2008). Re-signed 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $20,000 each for 65, 70 games. $30,000 for 75 g.
  • 1 year/$0.8325M (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $0.925M-$0.765M). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$341,750 (2006). Re-signed 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any ideas as to whom the Cubs might actually move and for what? I think Ramirez is staying and getting a 2-3 year extension.
(Justin from Tinley Park)
Reed Johnson, They'd love to more Soriano, Fukudome. Maybe Ramirez if it's the perfect situation in August. Still like Marlon Byrd could be a nice pickup for a team. $6.5 mil for next year not horrible. Could be better, but...As for the Cubs deals with the devil. Yeah, ownership had say in it. But Hendry can't be divorced from things like multi year deals to John Grabow either (Mike Ferrin)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)How close is a John Grabow trade? Who has the best chance of getting him, and what kind of value would be coming back to the Pirates?
(JTbucsfan from Ohio)
Pirates will only give up Grabow if they get what they feel is the equivalent of two good prospects. He'll be a Type A free agent and they are willing to take the two compensatory draft picks next year if he signes somewhere else over the winter. (John Perrotto)


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