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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 254 1291 72 82 1 4.97 4.3
Birth Date1-8-1981
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age38 years, 10 months, 14 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 COL MLB 7 7 36.7 3 2 0 42 13 32 8 106 10.3 3.2 2.0 7.9 0% .309 1.50 5.18 5.15 93 4.10 84.5 0.7
2005 COL MLB 33 33 183.7 14 12 0 228 70 128 26 112 11.2 3.4 1.3 6.3 0% .339 1.62 4.70 5.68 110 6.71 144.5 -2.5
2006 COL MLB 32 32 199.0 13 11 0 187 69 117 18 102 8.5 3.1 0.8 5.3 0% .270 1.29 4.34 4.16 104 4.72 96.2 2.4
2007 COL MLB 34 34 215.3 17 9 0 234 63 165 25 110 9.8 2.6 1.0 6.9 0% .316 1.38 4.12 4.22 93 4.27 88.3 3.5
2008 COL MLB 24 24 143.7 4 10 0 164 49 94 21 104 10.3 3.1 1.3 5.9 0% .305 1.48 4.78 5.01 104 5.58 119.0 -0.1
2010 COL MLB 20 19 104.3 4 6 0 119 23 67 11 103 10.3 2.0 0.9 5.8 0% .320 1.36 3.90 5.00 98 4.65 105.1 0.8
2011 KCA MLB 31 31 183.0 6 16 0 224 39 91 19 107 11.0 1.9 0.9 4.5 0% .316 1.44 4.13 4.82 104 5.11 118.9 -0.1
2012 COL MLB 24 24 113.0 6 7 0 145 22 76 15 118 11.5 1.8 1.2 6.1 0% .341 1.48 4.30 5.58 102 5.14 117.9 0.0
2013 COL MLB 23 12 70.3 3 5 0 89 24 63 12 115 11.4 3.1 1.5 8.1 0% .344 1.61 4.51 6.27 104 5.25 125.8 -0.3
2014 CIN 0 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 5 0 4 1 98 9.0 0.0 1.8 7.2 0% .267 1.00 4.10 5.40 111 3.07 75.3 0.1
2014 NYA 0 2 0 1.7 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 97 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 0% .200 1.20 9.76 5.40 99 3.16 77.4 0.0
2014 OAK 0 9 0 13.3 0 1 1 11 3 10 1 95 7.4 2.0 0.7 6.8 0% .250 1.05 3.53 6.08 111 4.76 116.8 0.0
2015 TOR MLB 14 0 22.0 1 2 0 27 9 21 3 112 11.0 3.7 1.2 8.6 0% .364 1.64 4.33 6.14 107 5.16 120.4 -0.1
2014 TOT MLB 12 1 20.0 1 2 1 18 3 15 3 96 8.1 1.4 1.4 6.8 0% .000 1.05 4.19 5.85 110 4.21 103.1 0.1
CareerMLB2542171291.072821147738486916110810.32.71.16.146%.3141.444.374.971025.12111.94.3

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 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-
2002 ASH A SAL 4 4 20.0 0 0 0 16 4 23 2 7.2 1.8 0.9 10.4 0% .311 1.00 3.08 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TRI A- NWN 4 3 10.7 0 0 0 5 4 16 0 4.2 3.4 0.0 13.5 0% .263 0.84 1.70 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 VIS A+ CLF 27 27 160.7 12 9 0 135 45 153 8 7.6 2.5 0.4 8.6 0% .291 1.12 3.40 3.47 0 0.00 0.0
2004 COL MLB NL 7 7 36.7 3 2 0 42 13 32 8 106 10.3 3.2 2.0 7.9 0% .309 1.50 5.18 5.15 93 4.10 84.5
2004 TUL AA TXS 17 17 113.7 13 1 0 73 22 147 9 5.8 1.7 0.7 11.6 0% .253 0.84 2.57 1.98 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CSP AAA PCL 7 7 41.0 3 2 0 35 7 49 3 7.7 1.5 0.7 10.8 0% .320 1.02 2.87 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
2005 COL MLB NL 33 33 183.7 14 12 0 228 70 128 26 112 11.2 3.4 1.3 6.3 0% .339 1.62 4.70 5.68 110 6.71 144.5
2006 COL MLB NL 32 32 199.0 13 11 0 187 69 117 18 102 8.5 3.1 0.8 5.3 0% .270 1.29 4.34 4.16 104 4.72 96.2
2006 CDA wor WBC 1 1 1.2 0 1 0 6 0 1 1 45.0 0.0 7.5 7.5 0% .625 5.00 15.42 45.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 COL MLB NL 34 34 215.3 17 9 0 234 63 165 25 110 9.8 2.6 1.0 6.9 0% .316 1.38 4.12 4.22 93 4.27 88.3
2008 COL MLB NL 24 24 143.7 4 10 0 164 49 94 21 104 10.3 3.1 1.3 5.9 0% .305 1.48 4.78 5.01 104 5.58 119.0
2008 TUL AA TXS 3 3 14.3 1 0 0 12 2 19 0 94 7.6 1.3 0.0 12.0 0% .353 0.98 1.09 0.63 52 3.50 71.6
2010 COL MLB NL 20 19 104.3 4 6 0 119 23 67 11 103 10.3 2.0 0.9 5.8 0% .320 1.36 3.90 5.00 98 4.65 105.1
2010 TUL AA TXS 2 2 11.7 0 0 0 11 2 5 1 95 8.5 1.5 0.8 3.8 0% .270 1.11 4.19 1.54 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CSP AAA PCL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 122 3.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0% .167 0.67 2.58 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KCA MLB AL 31 31 183.0 6 16 0 224 39 91 19 107 11.0 1.9 0.9 4.5 0% .316 1.44 4.13 4.82 104 5.11 118.9
2012 COL MLB NL 24 24 113.0 6 7 0 145 22 76 15 118 11.5 1.8 1.2 6.1 0% .341 1.48 4.30 5.58 102 5.14 117.9
2012 LOU AAA INT 12 12 77.3 3 6 0 84 18 65 6 103 9.8 2.1 0.7 7.6 0% .341 1.32 3.22 3.72 89 4.97 103.4
2013 COL MLB NL 23 12 70.3 3 5 0 89 24 63 12 115 11.4 3.1 1.5 8.1 0% .344 1.61 4.51 6.27 104 5.25 125.8
2013 CSP AAA PCL 11 6 37.3 2 2 0 42 9 33 1 114 10.1 2.2 0.2 8.0 0% .336 1.37 3.03 4.34 76 3.47 75.3
2014 CIN MLB NL 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 5 0 4 1 98 9.0 0.0 1.8 7.2 0% .267 1.00 4.10 5.40 111 3.07 75.3
2014 NYA MLB AL 2 0 1.7 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 97 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 0% .200 1.20 9.76 5.40 99 3.16 77.4
2014 OAK MLB AL 9 0 13.3 0 1 1 11 3 10 1 95 7.4 2.0 0.7 6.8 0% .250 1.05 3.53 6.08 111 4.76 116.8
2014 LOU AAA INT 8 8 48.7 4 3 0 52 12 45 3 109 9.6 2.2 0.6 8.3 0% .338 1.32 3.10 3.33 82 4.54 96.0
2015 TOR MLB AL 14 0 22.0 1 2 0 27 9 21 3 112 11.0 3.7 1.2 8.6 0% .364 1.64 4.33 6.14 107 5.16 120.4
2015 BUF AAA INT 19 14 92.0 6 3 0 84 13 79 3 94 8.2 1.3 0.3 7.7 0% .295 1.05 2.38 2.35 76 3.17 69.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2354 0.4928 0.4444 0.7992 0.6112 0.2822 0.8702 0.6499 0.2008
2010 1648 0.5376 0.4454 0.8025 0.5926 0.2743 0.8724 0.6268 0.1975
2011 2937 0.4791 0.4413 0.8225 0.6070 0.2889 0.8735 0.7240 0.1775
2012 1836 0.4744 0.4325 0.7985 0.5614 0.3161 0.8814 0.6656 0.2015
2013 1239 0.4770 0.4407 0.7839 0.5888 0.3056 0.8793 0.6162 0.2161
2014 308 0.4513 0.4513 0.8201 0.6331 0.3018 0.9205 0.6471 0.1799
2015 399 0.4536 0.4361 0.7701 0.6022 0.2982 0.8440 0.6462 0.2299
Career107210.48830.44110.80370.59640.29250.87490.66520.1963

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
2013-05-15 2013-06-08 15-DL 24 23 Left Groin Strain - -
2010-08-12 2010-09-06 15-DL 25 23 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-04-02 2010-05-16 15-DL 44 36 Left Shoulder Strain In Arm Pit -
2009-03-27 2009-10-13 60-DL 200 162 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2009-02-25
2009-02-25 2009-03-27 Camp 30 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2009-02-25
2008-06-29 2008-08-06 15-DL 38 34 Left Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TOR $
2014 CIN $
2013 COL $1,500,000
2011 KCA $2,000,000
2010 COL $5,875,000
2009 COL $3,875,000
2008 COL $2,750,000
2007 COL $500,000
2006 COL $336,000
2005 COL $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$17,153,000
9 yrTotal$17,153,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 102 dJim Lindell1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 10/31/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 4/19/15. DFA by Toronto 5/18/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/20/15. Contract selected by Toronto 9/1/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/14/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cincinnati 5/15/14. Claimed off waivers by Oakland 5/18/14 after being DFA by Cincinnati 5/16/14. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 7/11/14 after being DFA by Oakland 7/3/14. DFA by NY Yankees 7/28/14. Released 8/5/14.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 12/5/12. Performance bonuses: $0.1M for 140 innings pitched, $0.125M for 150 IP, $0.15M for 160 IP, $0.175M for 170 IP, $0.2M for 180 IP, $0.225M for 190 IP, $0.25M for 200 IP, $0.275M for 210 IP. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for Comeback Player of the Year.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/9/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Performance bonuses may bring total to $3.25M. May opt out of deal if not on roster 3/28/12. Opted out of contract, released 6/4/12. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 6/9/12.
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/14/11. $2M in performance bonuses.
  • 4 years/$13.25M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Colorado 11/06. $0.5M signing bonus. 07:$0.5M, 08:$2.75M, 09:$3.75M, 10:$5.75M, 11:$7M club option. Option may increase to $8M based on IP, rank in Cy Young vote. Colorado declined 2011 option 11/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Re-signed by Colorado 2/06.
  • 1 year/$3.17M (2005). Re-signed by Colorado 1/05 (split contract, $52,600 in minors).
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Colorado 8/04.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2002 (1-9) (University of British Columbia). $1.85M 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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Paul. Do you think the Angels would be better off not overpaying the likes of Matt Garza and focusing on acquiring cheap starting rotation depth (e.g. Capuano, Jeff Francis) and more pen arms (Balfour, etc)? Or is that important to have a decent #3 starter, even if you have to overpay?
(Dennis from LA)
No, I think they need a big arm. I'm advocating them for Tanaka heavily. I think it'd be the perfect move. In the absence of that, Garza is a nice fallback. They're trying to buy the key wins, so overpaying a bit is OK. They were near .500 in a disaster season, they'll be better this year. (Paul Sporer)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Brandon Webb's shoulder see any action in Phoenix this year?
(Paul from DC)
I'm leaning yes. The way Jeff Francis came back has to make Webb's fans happy, though looking at the comparitive timelines isn't that good for the Dbacks and their one-year deal. (Will Carroll)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Let's assume for arguments sake that O'Down lets Marquis walk, trades Hawpe for a prospect and non tenders Atkins. That would free up nearly $20MM for 2010. Where would you spend that money? I guess 2B is an obvious upgrade spot, but beyond that, I'm not sure O'Dowd could spend that amount money effectively in free agency. Maybe they could allocate it to the draft and Venezuala?
(Dan from Denver)
It's never that simple. Betancourt's on the books for next season if they pick up his option, so that's a big chunk of change ($5+ million). Huston Street's arb-eligible, so is Jorge De La Rosa and Chris Iannetta and Ryan Spilborghs; all will get raises. Tulo's salary goes up a couple of million; so does Jeff Francis' and Manny Corpas'. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't go big-game hunting, beyond seeing what they might get out of a Hawpe deal, whether win-now help or a prospect with near-term value on the big-league team. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Christina, any thoughts on Ubaldo Jimenez and Franklin Morales so far this year? They've thrown a combined 13IP 8H 1ER 4BB 1HR 14K. Sample size + control problems. But those K numbers look pretty good.
(Jason from Devner)
You don't need me or even Kevin to tell you those guys are talented; it's just a good bit of news for the Rox that in the year Jeff Francis is out, those two might be squared away to join Aaron Cook and give the team a trio they can project playing key roles years into the future. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did I just make a big mistake cutting Jeff Francis? And is it worth hanging on to Clay Buchholz, especially with Colon pitching well?
(Yatchisin from Santa Barbara)
Francis is a good pitcher, but he's not a good fantasy option. I hope the Sox wouldn't be silly enough to keep Colon on the major league roster in favor of Buchholz, when he's ready to come back. That would just...gah. Bad Sox. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of production can we expect out of Pedro this year? Should I succumb to my man crush on Pedro or should I go with a safer guy like a Jeff Francis?
(Shipoopi from Quohog, RI)
Pedro is the new Luis Tiant - who hurt his arm, looked washed up, then resurrected his career with the Red Sox in the early 1970s. Pedro is older than Tiant, but like Tiant, while he may have lost his best stuff, he still knows how to pitch.

Like Tiant, he still has the ability to reach back and put something extra on the ball when he needs to, and he still has the urge to shove the bat up the hitters' ass - he's not giving in to nobody. The Amazing Pedro Experience is over, but Twilight Pedro is still going to be fun to watch. It's just going to be at 170 innings a year, not 210. Three hundred wins is not out of the question.

Inning for inning, Pedro will be better than Francis in 2008. Francis may have more overall value because he'll pitch more. (Rany Jazayerli)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageOne of the great things about being at BP is having great help just a few keyboard clicks away. I asked Rany, who did his fantastic series on draft history, if he remembers a draft that was better 11-20 than 1-10. Rany jumped into action for me, and found just one in 15 years: 2002.

Top Ten: B.J. Upton, Zack Greinke, Prince Fielder, Jeff Francis.
11-20: Hermida, Joe Saunders, Scott Kazmir, Nick Swisher, Cole Hamels, James Loney, Denard Span.

The best example is 1994, where Garciaparra, Konerko and Varitek went 12-14. Needless to say, the top 10 that boasted Paul Wilson, Ben Grieve, Todd Walker and Jaret Wright wasn't as good. (Bryan Smith)
 

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