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Portrait of Billy Traber

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 96 215 12 14 0 5.65 2.9
Birth Date9-18-1979
Height6' 5"
Weight200 lbs
Age40 years, 6 months, 12 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
2003 CLE MLB 33 18 111.7 6 9 0 132 40 88 15 94 10.6 3.2 1.2 7.1 0% .330 1.54 4.47 5.24 91 3.89 81.6 2.2
2006 WAS MLB 15 8 43.3 4 3 0 53 14 25 5 90 11.0 2.9 1.0 5.2 0% .320 1.55 4.97 6.44 110 5.55 113.1 0.1
2007 WAS MLB 28 2 39.7 2 2 0 50 13 27 4 94 11.3 2.9 0.9 6.1 0% .338 1.59 4.25 4.76 99 4.10 84.8 0.6
2008 NYA MLB 19 0 16.7 0 0 0 23 7 11 3 100 12.4 3.8 1.6 5.9 0% .351 1.80 5.79 7.02 101 4.60 98.1 0.1
2009 BOS MLB 1 0 3.7 0 0 0 9 1 1 2 115 22.1 2.5 4.9 2.5 0% .438 2.73 10.49 12.27 150 9.84 211.0 -0.2
CareerMLB9628215.01214026775152299411.23.11.26.450%.3331.594.735.65984.4292.02.9

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-
2001 SLU A+ FSL 18 18 101.7 6 5 0 85 23 79 2 7.5 2.0 0.2 7.0 0% -.798 1.06 2.58 2.65 0 0.00 0.0
2001 BIN AA EAS 8 8 42.7 4 3 0 50 13 45 4 10.5 2.7 0.8 9.5 0% -.730 1.48 3.30 4.43 0 0.00 0.0
2001 NOR AAA INT 1 1 7.0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.71 3.16 1.29 0 0.00 0.0
2002 AKR AA EAS 18 17 107.7 13 2 0 99 20 82 8 8.3 1.7 0.7 6.9 0% .285 1.10 3.38 2.76 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BUF AAA INT 9 9 54.7 4 3 0 58 12 33 3 9.5 2.0 0.5 5.4 0% .307 1.28 3.36 3.29 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CLE MLB AL 33 18 111.7 6 9 0 132 40 88 15 94 10.6 3.2 1.2 7.1 0% .330 1.54 4.47 5.24 91 3.89 81.6
2005 KIN A+ CRL 4 4 21.7 2 2 0 19 6 13 2 7.9 2.5 0.8 5.4 0% -.810 1.15 4.16 4.98 0 0.00 0.0
2005 AKR AA EAS 5 5 34.0 3 2 0 25 5 27 2 82 6.6 1.3 0.5 7.1 0% -.657 0.88 2.85 2.65 85 3.36 66.3
2005 BUF AAA INT 19 12 76.7 3 7 0 96 30 55 7 103 11.3 3.5 0.8 6.5 0% -.947 1.64 4.20 5.75 101 6.25 123.2
2006 WAS MLB NL 15 8 43.3 4 3 0 53 14 25 5 90 11.0 2.9 1.0 5.2 0% .320 1.55 4.97 6.44 110 5.55 113.1
2006 NWO AAA PCL 21 21 124.1 7 7 0 143 26 102 8 95 10.4 1.9 0.6 7.4 0% .343 1.36 3.42 4.06 86 4.49 94.2
2007 WAS MLB NL 28 2 39.7 2 2 0 50 13 27 4 94 11.3 2.9 0.9 6.1 0% .338 1.59 4.25 4.76 99 4.10 84.8
2007 COH AAA INT 14 4 40.3 2 3 0 40 7 29 2 95 8.9 1.6 0.4 6.5 0% .295 1.17 2.97 2.90 84 4.54 93.0
2008 NYA MLB AL 19 0 16.7 0 0 0 23 7 11 3 100 12.4 3.8 1.6 5.9 0% .351 1.80 5.79 7.02 101 4.60 98.1
2008 SWB AAA INT 40 2 47.7 2 1 4 46 13 41 3 81 8.7 2.5 0.6 7.7 0% .305 1.24 3.48 3.40 86 4.03 82.4
2009 BOS MLB AL 1 0 3.7 0 0 0 9 1 1 2 115 22.1 2.5 4.9 2.5 0% .438 2.73 10.49 12.27 150 9.84 211.0
2009 PAW AAA INT 38 7 84.3 7 8 0 88 25 33 8 101 9.4 2.7 0.9 3.5 0% .280 1.34 4.63 3.52 117 5.19 109.3
2010 TAC AAA PCL 7 0 7.0 0 1 0 5 2 7 2 6.4 2.6 2.6 9.0 0% .176 1.00 6.15 3.86 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 277 0.4874 0.4296 0.8235 0.6296 0.2394 0.9059 0.6176 0.1765
2009 70 0.6143 0.4571 0.8750 0.6279 0.1852 0.8889 0.8000 0.1250
Career3470.51300.43510.83390.62930.22850.90250.65440.1661

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
2004-04-04 2004-10-04 60-DL 183 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-21 -
2003-09-17 2003-09-28 DTD 11 9 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-21 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 NYA $500,000
2004 CLE $317,500
2003 CLE $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,117,500
3 yrTotal$1,117,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 46 d

Details
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Boston 12/1/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 8/5/09. DFA by Boston 8/7/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/16/08 (minor-league contract). $0.5M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Yankees 3/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Washington 2/07. Sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 3/07. Contract purchased 5/16/07. Released by Washington 12/5/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 11/05.
  • 1 year (2005). Signed by Cleveland 12/23/04 (minor-league contract). $0.35M salary in majors.
  • 1 year/$0.3175M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
  • Drafted 2000 (1-16). $0.4M 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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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long before Billy Traber gets transmuted into Fuentes or Marte? You can't have a career pitching to Carlos Pena and David Ortiz in a 12 man staff, or you can, as long as your not Traber? Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
It seems pretty likely he's going to make the Yankees, Tony, but how long he lasts I dunno, because if you look at his career platoon splits, he handles portsiders very well but every righty hitter who faces him is transformed into Vlad Guerrero. Traber would have to very literally be a one-out guy.

We've seen that teams can survive without a lefty spot reliever, though those teams weren't in a division with David Ortiz. I still don't think the Yankees should overpay for one of the cats you mention, but they wouldn't be a bad thing to have... (Steven Goldman)


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