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Jeremy Bonderman PTigers

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 225 1231 69 81 0 4.91 15
Birth Date10-28-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age36 years, 11 months, 20 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 DET MLB 33 28 162.0 6 19 0 193 58 108 23 96 10.7 3.2 1.3 6.0 0% .318 1.55 4.75 5.56 100 4.86 101.8 1.5
2004 DET MLB 33 32 184.0 11 13 0 168 73 168 24 104 8.2 3.6 1.2 8.2 0% .278 1.31 4.37 4.89 91 3.80 78.4 4.0
2005 DET MLB 29 29 189.0 14 13 0 199 57 145 21 102 9.5 2.7 1.0 6.9 0% .310 1.35 3.92 4.57 92 3.81 82.0 3.6
2006 DET MLB 34 34 214.0 14 8 0 214 64 202 18 106 9.0 2.7 0.8 8.5 0% .318 1.30 3.33 4.08 75 3.24 65.9 6.0
2007 DET MLB 28 28 174.3 11 9 0 193 48 145 23 103 10.0 2.5 1.2 7.5 0% .319 1.38 4.25 5.01 88 3.91 80.8 3.5
2008 DET MLB 12 12 71.3 3 4 0 75 36 44 9 103 9.5 4.5 1.1 5.6 0% .291 1.56 5.20 4.29 114 6.64 141.6 -0.9
2009 DET MLB 8 1 10.3 0 1 0 16 8 5 4 106 13.9 7.0 3.5 4.4 0% .343 2.32 9.81 8.71 146 8.72 187.1 -0.4
2010 DET MLB 30 29 171.0 8 10 0 187 60 112 25 111 9.8 3.2 1.3 5.9 0% .296 1.44 4.86 5.53 113 5.71 128.9 -0.9
2013 DET 0 11 0 16.7 1 1 0 18 10 16 3 102 9.7 5.4 1.6 8.6 0% .319 1.68 5.29 6.48 115 5.34 127.9 -0.1
2013 SEA 0 7 7 38.3 1 3 0 40 17 16 4 93 9.4 4.0 0.9 3.8 0% .275 1.49 5.08 4.93 138 7.59 181.7 -1.3
2013 TOT MLB 18 7 55.0 2 4 0 58 27 32 7 96 9.5 4.4 1.1 5.2 0% .000 1.55 5.14 5.40 131 6.91 165.4 -1.4
CareerMLB2252001231.06981013034319611541039.53.21.17.048%.3051.414.354.91964.4795.715.0

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-
2003 DET MLB AL 33 28 162.0 6 19 0 193 58 108 23 96 10.7 3.2 1.3 6.0 0% .318 1.55 4.75 5.56 100 4.86 101.8
2004 DET MLB AL 33 32 184.0 11 13 0 168 73 168 24 104 8.2 3.6 1.2 8.2 0% .278 1.31 4.37 4.89 91 3.80 78.4
2005 DET MLB AL 29 29 189.0 14 13 0 199 57 145 21 102 9.5 2.7 1.0 6.9 0% .310 1.35 3.92 4.57 92 3.81 82.0
2006 DET MLB AL 34 34 214.0 14 8 0 214 64 202 18 106 9.0 2.7 0.8 8.5 0% .318 1.30 3.33 4.08 75 3.24 65.9
2007 DET MLB AL 28 28 174.3 11 9 0 193 48 145 23 103 10.0 2.5 1.2 7.5 0% .319 1.38 4.25 5.01 88 3.91 80.8
2008 DET MLB AL 12 12 71.3 3 4 0 75 36 44 9 103 9.5 4.5 1.1 5.6 0% .291 1.56 5.20 4.29 114 6.64 141.6
2009 DET MLB AL 8 1 10.3 0 1 0 16 8 5 4 106 13.9 7.0 3.5 4.4 0% .343 2.32 9.81 8.71 146 8.72 187.1
2010 DET MLB AL 30 29 171.0 8 10 0 187 60 112 25 111 9.8 3.2 1.3 5.9 0% .296 1.44 4.86 5.53 113 5.71 128.9
2013 DET MLB AL 11 0 16.7 1 1 0 18 10 16 3 102 9.7 5.4 1.6 8.6 0% .319 1.68 5.29 6.48 115 5.34 127.9
2013 SEA MLB AL 7 7 38.3 1 3 0 40 17 16 4 93 9.4 4.0 0.9 3.8 0% .275 1.49 5.08 4.93 138 7.59 181.7
2013 TAC AAA PCL 11 11 63.7 2 4 0 77 18 33 7 94 10.9 2.5 1.0 4.7 0% .323 1.49 4.85 4.52 109 5.95 129.3
2013 TOL AAA INT 7 0 9.7 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 2.8 0.0 0.0 4.7 0% .111 0.31 2.16 0.00 89 2.07 45.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 936 0.4220 0.4466 0.8110 0.6203 0.3198 0.9102 0.6705 0.1890
2009 192 0.4948 0.4635 0.8427 0.6737 0.2577 0.8906 0.7200 0.1573
2010 2760 0.4670 0.4489 0.8224 0.6020 0.3148 0.9356 0.6328 0.1776
2013 892 0.4137 0.4484 0.8175 0.6883 0.2792 0.9055 0.6644 0.1825
Career47800.44940.44890.82010.62460.30680.92320.64960.1799

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
2013-09-05 2013-09-21 DTD 16 14 - Thumb Soreness - -
2012-04-24 2012-04-24 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-04-24 -
2010-08-24 2010-09-03 DTD 10 9 Trunk Soreness Rib Cage -
2009-06-09 2009-09-01 15-DL 84 73 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2008-06-20
2009-03-30 2009-06-08 15-DL 70 55 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2008-06-20
2009-02-28 2009-03-20 Camp 20 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2008-06-20
2008-06-07 2008-09-28 60-DL 113 100 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2008-06-20
2007-09-10 2007-09-30 DTD 20 18 Right Elbow Cartilage Injury Pinched Lateral Cartilage -
2007-09-04 2007-09-04 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2007-05-09 2007-05-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2007-05-01 2007-05-08 DTD 7 5 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2006-07-01 2006-07-01 DTD 0 0 Abdomen Tightness -
2006-04-15 2006-04-15 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-09-20 2005-10-02 DTD 12 12 Right Elbow Soreness -
2005-09-05 2005-09-19 DTD 14 14 Right Elbow Soreness -
2005-08-24 2005-08-24 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-05-19 2005-05-20 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Fatigue Dead Arm -
2004-08-01 2004-08-01 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball on Shin -
2004-04-09 2004-04-13 DTD 4 2 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball In Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SEA $
2010 DET $12,500,000
2009 DET $12,500,000
2008 DET $8,500,000
2007 DET $4,500,000
2006 DET $2,300,000
2005 DET $400,000
2004 DET $330,000
2003 DET $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$41,330,000
8 yrTotal$41,330,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 96 dGreg Genske1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 6/2/13. DFA by Seattle 7/8/13. Elected free agency 7/11/13. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/18/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 8/5/13.
  • 4 years/$38M (2007-10). Signed extension with Detroit 12/06 (avoided arbitration). 07:$4.5M, 08:$8.5M, 09:$12.5M, 10:$12.5M.
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2006) Re-signed by Detroit 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2005). Re-signed by Detroit 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2004). Re-signed by Detroit 2/04.
  • Acquired by Detroit in three-way trade from Oakland 8/02.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2001 (1-26). (Pasco HS, Wash.). $1.35M 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
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)You hear anything about the rumor of Hultzen getting called up and Maurer sent down?
(DanMizer from Boston, MA)
Hi Dan:

I saw Geoff Baker's article today at his blog at the Seattle Times. It sounds like Baker was just speculating, though I agree with his reasoning that Brandon Maurer is making a pretty big jump and the team might change course quickly if things aren't working out. The article mentioned Jeremy Bonderman as well as Danny Hultzen as a possible replacement. (Mike Gianella)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you care to expand on your worries over the Tigers' future....weak farm? Iffy everyday lineup? The rotation is locked up for a long while. Thank you.
(lemppi from Iowa)
Weak farm; Kevin had them 27th in the organizational rankings this spring. They'll have some financial flexibility after this season, and while Mike Ilich isn't afraid to spend, they absolutely have to avoid the entanglements that produced so much dead salary over the past few years. Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Dontrelle Willis, Nate Robertson, Jeremy Bonderman - I can't think of a team that had so many contracts of $10 million per year blow up on them all at once. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Pettitte retires, what do you think will happen to the Yankees rotation? A lot of Ivan Nova and Sergio "Valente" Mitre? The Freddy Garcia Granny Gooden Show? Cashman relenting and trying Joba as a starter? Any chance any candidates among hyped prospects gets called up in the 2nd half after a strong showing in AA?
(Nick Stone from New York City)
Hey Nick! Shifting gears away from the Hall for the next few questions...

If I had to guess I think that barring a winter trade, the Yankees will begin the season by rounding out their rotation with one outside acquisition (Garcia and Jeremy Bonderman being the most obvious options but hardly the only ones) and Nova or Mitre in the five spot, with the other and David Phelps the next lines of defense in case either of those slots need to be filled. Once those possibilities are exhausted, barring some other hotshot from the minors making a case - and I don't think any of the three Killer B's are within half a season's range given that they don't even have much Double-A experience - that's when I think the Yankees will make a major move. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How Concerned should Tigers fans be about Rick Porcello's drop in K's last year? He's probably not the next Justin Vernlander after all, but is he the next Jeremy Bonderman?
(DetroitDale from Tallahassee, FL)
He ought to be more durable, but Porcello has to prove he's more than a one-trick pony, otherwise nobody's going to be swinging and missing. A great sinker is a thing of beauty, but if everyone knows it's coming... (Christina Kahrl)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the answer. Bad contracts for Dombrowski? Dontrelle Willis 3-yr/$29M. Nate Robertson 3-yr/$21M. Jeremy Bonderman 4-yr/$38M (I did favor that deal though at the time). Pudge R a $13M option picked up for no apparent reason. Guillen as you noted. He had some real clunkers. I like the guy on the whole...but he created some of the problems they face currently...it wasn't all bad luck.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Yes, those were questionable, except for Bonderman. I would still argue that overall he deserves a solid grade. I'll say something else in his favor: he hasn't blown any money on Chan-Ho Park, or players like Chan Ho. He signed Brandon Lyon for one year, then let Ed Wade sign him for three. Now, the bullpen has been a weakness for the Tigers at times, so you can argue about this, but I would say it's better to stay cheap than to take blind shots in the dark. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-07 14:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay .... thanks for the chat! Do you think the Tigers have their own version of the "Joba Rules" for Verlander and Porcello, and that's why we didn't see Verlander for an inning late in last night's "all hands on deck" game?
(dianagramr from NYC)
I don't think so, but I do think that Jim Leyland did a lousy job of managing his pitching staff last night. Then again, when all you've got is one errant pitch from Brandon Lyon or Fernando Rodney standing between you and the offseason, then some of the blame also falls on the GM for not getting you the right parts.

Having said that, I think the Tigers have done a fantastic job of handling Verlander and Porcello, getting a greater number of useful innings out of both at young ages without injury than, say, the Yankees have out of their blue chip youngsters. On the other hand, Jeremy Bonderman is something of a cautionary tale from the same organization. Sometimes they just get hurt.

Verlander's beyond the "Injury Nexus" window, so the "rules" don't apply to him in the same way they apply to an under-23 pitcher. Bringing him into last night's game is something Leyland might have considered, but remember, the kid's thrown over 500 pitches over his last four starts, and may not have a lot of gas in the tank coming back under such circumstances. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, I look at Matt Cain and say "he's pitched 200+ innings 3 years in a row. This trend shows that he'll likely do the same this year." You look at him and say "his heavy workload on a young arm is more likely breaking it down, rather than proving he's capable." You're clearly right, but I have a hard time thinking I'm completely off base.
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
I understand why you think that, but over and over we see that the mileage put on an arm before age 24-25 is, no matter how "babied", damaging in the long and short term. Maybe he's the freak that can handle it, but I'm talking about probabilities not certainties. Carlos Zambrano is the comp that comes to mind here, or Jeremy Bonderman. With him and every good young pitcher, I hope I'm wrong. (Will Carroll)
2009-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me something positive about the Tigers - my girlfriend love them, but she's convinced they're returning to their old form.
(D-Rock from Ohio)
Have you not seen PECOTA? Have you not seen Kevin rave about Porcello? Jeremy Bonderman is said to be looking good in camp. They have a really nice cap. (Will Carroll)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, any clue as to what we can expect from Jeremy Bonderman this year? Any comps out there?
(don from ann arbor, MI)
Kenny Rogers is the closest comp pitching-wise, tho David Cone is close. I think he'll come back and essentially be a bit behind where he was until mid-season. It might, in the long run, be a good thing since even handled smartly, he has a lot of innings on a young arm. The more I think about Bonderman, they more I really like the Kenny Rogers comp for his career, except maybe longevity. (Will Carroll)
2008-06-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Chris B. Young keeps this up, can we assume that Pecota will not be quite as bullish on him next season?
(Brent from Raleigh)
Maybe, but it could also be one of those quixotic things like with Jeremy Bonderman where PECOTA keeps predicting a breakout that will never come. (Nate Silver)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is the riddle to the Tigers as simple as fixing the pen and letting everything else fall into place?
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
Well, there is still the ironing out of the best possible alignment of their defense and the lineup's needs, and it would be swell if Jeremy Bonderman started living up to our expectations, and Justin Verlander up to everybody's. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jeremy Bonderman? According to pitch f/x, he still has the velocity, and isn't missing by a WHOLE lot. It's hard to believe he'd have a backwards K:BB rate at this point of the year though...
(Rob from DC)
The K/BB isn't just a little off either, he's walking almost 7 hitters per. I can honestly say I don't know what his problem is, but I wouldn't touch him with someone else's roster right now. (Marc Normandin)


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