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Matt Guerrier PTwins

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 555 623 27 35 6 3.52 5.3
Birth Date8-2-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age40 years, 0 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2004 MIN MLB 9 2 19.0 0 1 0 22 6 11 5 .259 98 10.4 2.8 2.4 5.2 45% .279 .301 1.47 6.52 5.68 110 5.24 108.0 0.1
2005 MIN MLB 43 0 71.7 0 3 0 71 24 46 6 .262 98 8.9 3.0 0.8 5.8 49% .286 .260 1.33 3.98 3.39 105 4.78 102.8 0.6
2006 MIN MLB 39 1 69.7 1 0 1 78 21 37 9 .257 103 10.1 2.7 1.2 4.8 47% .296 .258 1.42 4.70 3.36 114 5.56 113.3 0.1
2007 MIN MLB 73 0 88.0 2 4 1 71 21 68 9 .262 94 7.3 2.1 0.9 7.0 48% .250 .221 1.05 3.97 2.35 94 4.01 83.0 1.4
2008 MIN MLB 76 0 76.3 6 9 1 84 37 59 12 .263 98 9.9 4.4 1.4 7.0 47% .305 .282 1.59 5.11 5.19 93 4.80 102.5 0.5
2009 MIN MLB 79 0 76.3 5 1 1 58 16 47 10 .260 104 6.8 1.9 1.2 5.5 44% .211 .213 0.97 4.39 2.36 92 3.43 73.6 1.5
2010 MIN MLB 74 0 71.0 5 7 1 56 22 42 7 .257 108 7.1 2.8 0.9 5.3 48% .231 .219 1.10 4.20 3.17 94 4.19 94.7 0.6
2011 LAN MLB 70 0 66.3 4 3 1 59 25 50 4 .258 93 8.0 3.4 0.5 6.8 42% .271 .241 1.27 3.39 4.07 98 3.74 86.8 0.8
2012 LAN MLB 16 0 14.0 0 2 0 8 7 9 3 .269 94 5.1 4.5 1.9 5.8 38% .139 .240 1.07 6.34 3.86 95 3.97 91.1 0.1
2013 CHN 0 15 0 12.7 2 1 0 11 5 9 0 .259 105 7.8 3.6 0.0 6.4 43% .297 .236 1.26 2.78 2.13 121 5.98 143.2 -0.2
2013 LAN 0 34 0 30.0 2 3 0 32 12 21 3 .250 98 9.6 3.6 0.9 6.3 46% .312 .285 1.47 4.22 4.80 102 4.01 96.0 0.2
2014 MIN MLB 27 0 28.0 0 1 0 30 10 12 1 .267 110 9.6 3.2 0.3 3.9 41% .290 .260 1.43 3.94 3.86 123 6.23 152.8 -0.6
2013 TOT MLB 49 0 42.7 4 4 0 43 17 30 3 .253 100 9.1 3.6 0.6 6.3 45% .308 .271 1.41 3.79 4.01 107 4.59 110.0 0.0
CareerMLB5553623.02735658020641169.2601008.43.01.05.946%.267.2471.264.333.521014.4597.25.3

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 WNS A+ 4 0 3.3 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 .000 8.2 0.0 0.0 13.6 0% -.600 .000 0.91 0.53 5.45 0 0.00 0.0
1999 BRI Rk 21 0 25.7 5 0 10 18 14 37 1 .000 6.3 4.9 0.4 13.0 0% -.315 .000 1.25 3.74 1.05 0 0.00 0.0
2000 WNS A+ 30 0 34.7 0 3 19 25 12 35 0 .000 6.5 3.1 0.0 9.1 0% -.532 .000 1.07 2.43 1.30 0 0.00 0.0
2000 BIR AA 23 0 23.3 3 1 7 17 12 19 1 .000 6.6 4.6 0.4 7.3 0% -.485 .000 1.24 3.58 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
2001 BIR AA 15 15 98.7 11 3 0 85 32 75 8 .000 7.8 2.9 0.7 6.8 0% -.664 .000 1.19 3.73 3.10 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CHR AAA 12 12 81.3 7 1 0 75 18 43 7 .000 8.3 2.0 0.8 4.8 0% -1.000 .000 1.14 3.89 3.54 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Mes Wnt 7 6 20.0 0 2 0 16 9 21 1 .000 7.2 4.0 0.5 9.4 0% -.484 .000 1.25 4.23 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2002 NAS AAA 27 26 157.0 7 12 0 154 47 130 20 .000 8.8 2.7 1.1 7.5 0% .286 .000 1.28 4.54 4.59 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NAS AAA 20 19 105.3 4 6 0 108 18 78 15 .000 9.2 1.5 1.3 6.7 0% .284 .000 1.20 4.29 4.53 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 9 2 19.0 0 1 0 22 6 11 5 .259 98 10.4 2.8 2.4 5.2 45% .279 .301 1.47 6.52 5.68 110 5.24 108.0
2004 ROC AAA 24 23 144.0 5 10 0 135 25 97 15 .000 8.4 1.6 0.9 6.1 0% .271 .000 1.11 3.88 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MIN MLB 43 0 71.7 0 3 0 71 24 46 6 .262 98 8.9 3.0 0.8 5.8 49% .286 .260 1.33 3.98 3.39 105 4.78 102.8
2006 MIN MLB 39 1 69.7 1 0 1 78 21 37 9 .257 103 10.1 2.7 1.2 4.8 47% .296 .258 1.42 4.70 3.36 114 5.56 113.3
2006 NBR AA 4 0 8.1 2 0 0 3 3 10 0 .256 30 3.3 3.3 0.0 11.1 33% .167 -.017 0.74 1.72 1.11 0 0.00 0.0
2007 MIN MLB 73 0 88.0 2 4 1 71 21 68 9 .262 94 7.3 2.1 0.9 7.0 48% .250 .221 1.05 3.97 2.35 94 4.01 83.0
2008 MIN MLB 76 0 76.3 6 9 1 84 37 59 12 .263 98 9.9 4.4 1.4 7.0 47% .305 .282 1.59 5.11 5.19 93 4.80 102.5
2009 MIN MLB 79 0 76.3 5 1 1 58 16 47 10 .260 104 6.8 1.9 1.2 5.5 44% .211 .213 0.97 4.39 2.36 92 3.43 73.6
2010 MIN MLB 74 0 71.0 5 7 1 56 22 42 7 .257 108 7.1 2.8 0.9 5.3 48% .231 .219 1.10 4.20 3.17 94 4.19 94.7
2011 LAN MLB 70 0 66.3 4 3 1 59 25 50 4 .258 93 8.0 3.4 0.5 6.8 42% .271 .241 1.27 3.39 4.07 98 3.74 86.8
2012 LAN MLB 16 0 14.0 0 2 0 8 7 9 3 .269 94 5.1 4.5 1.9 5.8 38% .139 .240 1.07 6.34 3.86 95 3.97 91.1
2012 RCU A+ 5 3 5.0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 .284 102 5.4 0.0 0.0 9.0 62% .231 .155 0.60 1.80 3.60 86 3.56 65.2
2013 CHN MLB 15 0 12.7 2 1 0 11 5 9 0 .259 105 7.8 3.6 0.0 6.4 43% .297 .236 1.26 2.78 2.13 121 5.98 143.2
2013 LAN MLB 34 0 30.0 2 3 0 32 12 21 3 .250 98 9.6 3.6 0.9 6.3 46% .312 .285 1.47 4.22 4.80 102 4.01 96.0
2014 MIN MLB 27 0 28.0 0 1 0 30 10 12 1 .267 110 9.6 3.2 0.3 3.9 41% .290 .260 1.43 3.94 3.86 123 6.23 152.8
2014 NBR AA 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 2 5 0 .268 102 9.0 4.5 0.0 11.2 44% .444 .286 1.50 3.10 0.00 97 5.03 111.3
2014 ROC AAA 4 0 5.0 0 1 1 7 2 3 2 .243 105 12.6 3.6 3.6 5.4 11% .294 .338 1.80 8.54 7.20 122 8.31 184.7

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 1266 0.4763 0.4810 0.7668 0.6551 0.3228 0.8658 0.5841 0.2332
2009 1047 0.5005 0.4938 0.8124 0.6431 0.3442 0.8813 0.6833 0.1876
2010 1024 0.4756 0.4854 0.7706 0.6530 0.3333 0.8868 0.5642 0.2294
2011 996 0.4849 0.4749 0.7294 0.6377 0.3216 0.8279 0.5455 0.2706
2012 216 0.4167 0.4630 0.7200 0.6333 0.3413 0.8070 0.6047 0.2800
2013 664 0.4744 0.4639 0.7532 0.6540 0.2923 0.8689 0.5196 0.2468
2014 429 0.4476 0.4942 0.7925 0.7031 0.3249 0.9037 0.5974 0.2075
Career56420.47750.48140.76790.65210.32570.86680.58630.2321

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
2014-04-02 2014-04-13 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-08-08 2013-09-30 60-DL 53 49 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Mass 2013-08-16 -
2013-06-05 2013-06-06 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-04-19 2012-08-30 60-DL 133 119 Right Elbow Inflammation Had PRP Injection - -
2012-03-12 2012-03-30 Camp 18 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2006-06-09 2006-08-01 15-DL 53 45 Right Thumb Fracture Batted Ball -
2003-07-18 2003-08-11 Minors 24 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2003-04-03 2003-04-24 Minors 21 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2002-07-30 2002-08-10 Minors 11 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIN $
2013 LAN $4,750,000
2012 LAN $4,750,000
2011 LAN $2,500,000
2010 MIN $3,150,000
2009 MIN $1,475,000
2008 MIN $950,000
2007 MIN $407,500
2006 MIN $343,500
2005 MIN $318,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$18,644,500
9 yrTotal$18,644,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 56 dJoe Bick1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/29/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Released by Minnesota 3/24/14. Re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/25/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 5/8/14. DFA by Minnesota 7/24/14 (refused assignment 7/29/14).
  • 3 years/$12M (2011-13). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/16/10. $3M signing bonus (paid in 4 installments 2011-14). 11:$1.5M, 12:$3.75M, 13:$3.75M. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 7/2/13 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 6/30/13.
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/5/09 (avoided arbitration, $1.75M-$1.2M).
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/24/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.15M-$0.75M).
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3435M (2006). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3185M (2005). Re-signed by Minnesota 12/04.
  • 1 year (2004). Claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Pittsburgh 11/20/03.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago White Sox 3/27/02.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 1999 (10-309) (Kent State).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just recently made a trade in one of my fantasy leagues. I get Mark Melancon and Brandon Lyon, but I give up Rick Porcello. I plan to have Melancon and Lyon replace Matt Guerrier and Phil Coke, and I will replace Porcello with James McDonald. Thoughts?
(Big Bob from Cleveland)
My first thought is that the Yankees might like to have Melancon right about now. Sounds like a plan to me, though I know the fantasy cognoscenti always say it's easy to find saves. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)MIN has had good luck in getting mileage out of retread relief pitchers. Any guesses who they turn to this year? I think they still need one more and the organization isn't bursting with anyone that didn't underwhelm last year.
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Mahay could go there and produce well as a LOOGY. I'd still like to see them give Condrey another shot if he can stay healthy. Maybe Grant Balfour too. But this brings up a very good point. The Twins got guys like Jesse Crain and Matt Guerrier from the scrapheap, and these guys each just signed lucrative three-year deals. Finding ways to get good bullpen production without spending any money is, to me, the next big market inefficiency. (Eric Seidman)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to think that the Twins can put together a darn good bullpen even with losing Crain, Guerrier, Rauch, and Fuentes (assuming they all leave)? I think it's very funny that Twins fans complain that Jose Mijares is inconsistent but also worry that Crain will leave; call for Anthony Slama and Rob Delaney for nearly two years, but now fear the bullpen will be awful when they might get a chance; and don't trust any low-cost options when a guy like Guerrier was originally claimed off waivers. If the Twins can sort through the many options, they could piece together a very effective group. That being said, any established relievers you would recommed for relatively cheap?
(russadams from St. Paul)
You're not crazy, and you can find the next Matt Guerrier. I think Grant Balfour's worth getting, and Arthur Rhodes and Chan Ho Park or even Kevin Gregg are names worth spending seven figures for. Kerry Wood, Dan Wheeler, an NRI for Justin Duchscherer... it's still a buyer's market as far as finding relief help, given the multiplicity of alternatives. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)The set-up man most likely to be a full time closer by June 1st is _____________ ?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
Does Matt Guerrier count? The answer to this is probably "the guy who's on the team of the closer who has a season ending elbow injury." June 1st is a very quick deadline for a team to switch closers. Most of the time, teams are a little more sheepish about it... (Russell A. Carleton)


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