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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-20-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age35 years, 1 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.22014
0.52015
-0.72016
1.22017
0.22018
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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
2006 HOU MLB 4 2 15.0 0 2 0 17 7 11 1 .261 86 10.2 4.2 0.6 6.6 46% .340 .285 1.60 3.90 6.00 104 6.24 127.0 -0.1
2007 HOU MLB 31 18 110.7 4 11 0 127 50 71 18 .254 101 10.3 4.1 1.5 5.8 49% .301 .289 1.60 5.54 5.86 119 7.06 146.1 -1.6
2008 BAL MLB 28 3 49.0 3 3 0 43 22 26 4 .262 106 7.9 4.0 0.7 4.8 54% .255 .237 1.33 4.62 3.49 104 4.19 89.4 0.7
2009 BAL MLB 56 0 67.0 3 6 0 80 36 49 3 .262 108 10.7 4.8 0.4 6.6 51% .352 .268 1.73 3.95 5.51 98 4.49 96.3 0.5
2010 BAL MLB 62 0 75.7 5 3 0 78 34 49 6 .259 113 9.3 4.0 0.7 5.8 58% .303 .247 1.48 4.21 4.52 102 4.09 92.5 0.7
2011 BOS MLB 56 0 64.7 4 4 0 62 31 68 7 .261 110 8.6 4.3 1.0 9.5 48% .309 .269 1.44 4.03 4.73 95 4.19 97.3 0.4
2012 ARI 0 23 0 21.0 1 1 0 16 7 19 3 .269 100 6.9 3.0 1.3 8.1 60% .241 .236 1.10 4.32 2.57 101 4.28 98.0 0.1
2012 BOS 0 40 0 39.3 2 0 0 30 15 25 6 .259 105 6.9 3.4 1.4 5.7 56% .218 .235 1.14 4.97 2.29 95 3.49 79.9 0.6
2013 CLE MLB 56 0 63.0 3 1 0 57 23 35 2 .260 97 8.1 3.3 0.3 5.0 66% .274 .240 1.27 3.51 3.14 102 3.40 81.5 0.9
2014 HOU MLB 8 0 10.0 0 0 0 10 3 8 0 .269 97 9.0 2.7 0.0 7.2 53% .333 .257 1.30 2.76 0.90 92 3.24 79.6 0.2
2015 CHA MLB 30 0 37.3 2 0 0 31 9 28 3 .260 103 7.5 2.2 0.7 6.8 59% .259 .222 1.07 3.45 1.21 101 3.52 82.1 0.5
2016 CHA MLB 58 1 51.3 2 6 0 67 19 30 10 .257 103 11.7 3.3 1.8 5.3 49% .328 .310 1.68 5.75 6.31 111 6.20 137.2 -0.7
2017 WAS MLB 63 0 61.0 7 2 2 35 17 63 6 .264 97 5.2 2.5 0.9 9.3 52% .203 .193 0.85 3.42 1.62 91 3.37 71.7 1.2
2012 TOT MLB 63 0 60.3 3 1 0 46 22 44 9 .262 104 6.9 3.3 1.3 6.6 57% .226 .235 1.13 4.74 2.39 97 3.76 86.2 0.7
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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-
2002 MAR Rk 13 13 59.7 2 3 0 61 38 72 2 .000 9.2 5.7 0.3 10.9 0% .383 .000 1.66 3.94 5.13 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TCV A- 15 14 86.3 5 4 0 69 25 94 1 .000 7.2 2.6 0.1 9.8 0% .296 .000 1.09 2.27 2.92 0 0.00 0.0
2004 LEX A 22 21 111.3 8 3 0 95 57 140 3 .000 7.7 4.6 0.2 11.3 0% .329 .000 1.37 3.01 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SLM A+ 28 27 148.7 8 12 0 161 62 146 15 .322 121 9.7 3.8 0.9 8.8 44% .429 .359 1.50 4.09 4.66 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 4 2 15.0 0 2 0 17 7 11 1 .261 86 10.2 4.2 0.6 6.6 46% .340 .285 1.60 3.90 6.00 104 6.24 127.0
2006 CCH AA 19 19 116.1 10 2 0 96 47 95 4 .000 7.4 3.6 0.3 7.4 0% .272 .000 1.23 3.60 2.17 0 0.00 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 4 4 25.2 2 1 0 24 10 26 2 .255 92 8.6 3.6 0.7 9.3 40% .279 .248 1.35 3.73 3.93 97 0.00 0.0
2007 HOU MLB 31 18 110.7 4 11 0 127 50 71 18 .254 101 10.3 4.1 1.5 5.8 49% .301 .289 1.60 5.54 5.86 119 7.06 146.1
2007 ROU AAA 9 9 53.0 2 3 0 50 22 43 6 .263 96 8.5 3.7 1.0 7.3 54% .293 .261 1.36 4.74 3.74 87 3.18 88.6
2008 BAL MLB 28 3 49.0 3 3 0 43 22 26 4 .262 106 7.9 4.0 0.7 4.8 54% .255 .237 1.33 4.62 3.49 104 4.19 89.4
2008 ABE A- 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 .271 94 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 67% .333 .159 1.00 1.11 0.00 91 3.31 94.4
2009 BAL MLB 56 0 67.0 3 6 0 80 36 49 3 .262 108 10.7 4.8 0.4 6.6 51% .352 .268 1.73 3.95 5.51 98 4.49 96.3
2009 NOR AAA 10 0 12.7 1 0 0 19 5 12 1 .252 102 13.5 3.5 0.7 8.5 59% .400 .308 1.89 3.46 5.67 96 4.56 103.9
2010 BAL MLB 62 0 75.7 5 3 0 78 34 49 6 .259 113 9.3 4.0 0.7 5.8 58% .303 .247 1.48 4.21 4.52 102 4.09 92.5
2011 BOS MLB 56 0 64.7 4 4 0 62 31 68 7 .261 110 8.6 4.3 1.0 9.5 48% .309 .269 1.44 4.03 4.73 95 4.19 97.3
2011 PAW AAA 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .274 91 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 38% .125 .061 0.33 1.90 0.00 98 4.36 101.2
2012 ARI MLB 23 0 21.0 1 1 0 16 7 19 3 .269 100 6.9 3.0 1.3 8.1 60% .241 .236 1.10 4.32 2.57 101 4.28 98.0
2012 BOS MLB 40 0 39.3 2 0 0 30 15 25 6 .259 105 6.9 3.4 1.4 5.7 56% .218 .235 1.14 4.97 2.29 95 3.49 79.9
2013 CLE MLB 56 0 63.0 3 1 0 57 23 35 2 .260 97 8.1 3.3 0.3 5.0 66% .274 .240 1.27 3.51 3.14 102 3.40 81.5
2014 HOU MLB 8 0 10.0 0 0 0 10 3 8 0 .269 97 9.0 2.7 0.0 7.2 53% .333 .257 1.30 2.76 0.90 92 3.24 79.6
2015 CHA MLB 30 0 37.3 2 0 0 31 9 28 3 .260 103 7.5 2.2 0.7 6.8 59% .259 .222 1.07 3.45 1.21 101 3.52 82.1
2015 BIR AA 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .268 92 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 50% .000 -.015 0.00 -0.70 0.00 86 2.85 89.0
2015 CHR AAA 7 0 9.7 1 0 0 10 1 5 2 .253 99 9.3 0.9 1.9 4.7 67% .258 .243 1.14 5.11 5.59 97 4.39 104.6
2016 CHA MLB 58 1 51.3 2 6 0 67 19 30 10 .257 103 11.7 3.3 1.8 5.3 49% .328 .310 1.68 5.75 6.31 111 6.20 137.2
2017 WAS MLB 63 0 61.0 7 2 2 35 17 63 6 .264 97 5.2 2.5 0.9 9.3 52% .203 .193 0.85 3.42 1.62 91 3.37 71.7

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 727 0.4498 0.3989 0.8448 0.6116 0.2250 0.9050 0.7111 0.1552
2009 1185 0.3924 0.4363 0.8162 0.5978 0.3319 0.8993 0.7197 0.1838
2010 1275 0.4047 0.4267 0.8033 0.5930 0.3136 0.8791 0.7059 0.1967
2011 1170 0.5325 0.3855 0.8093 0.5538 0.1938 0.8435 0.6981 0.1907
2012 880 0.3943 0.4466 0.7888 0.6513 0.3133 0.8673 0.6826 0.2112
2013 933 0.4330 0.4405 0.8175 0.6089 0.3119 0.8821 0.7212 0.1825
2014 169 0.4083 0.4615 0.7051 0.6087 0.3600 0.8095 0.5833 0.2949
2015 557 0.4327 0.4273 0.8235 0.5892 0.3038 0.8944 0.7188 0.1765
2016 886 0.4695 0.4402 0.8256 0.6130 0.2872 0.8784 0.7259 0.1744
2017 962 0.5166 0.4293 0.7651 0.6016 0.2452 0.8161 0.6316 0.2349
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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
2014-04-22 2014-09-29 60-DL 160 142 Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2011-04-06 2011-04-21 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2008-06-26 2008-09-29 60-DL 95 84 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIL $2,500,000
2018 MIL $2,500,000
2017 WAS $
2016 CHA $2,000,000
2015 CHA $1,500,000
2014 HOU $2,250,000
2013 CLE $1,750,000
2012 BOS $1,075,000
2011 BOS $875,000
2010 BAL $680,000
2009 BAL $410,000
2008 BAL $395,000
2007 HOU $380,000
2006 HOU $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$11,642,000
2018Current$2,500,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$14,142,000
1 yrFuture$2,500,000
13 yrTotal$16,642,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 141 dSSG Baseball2 years/$5M (2018-19)

Details
  • 2 years/$5M (2018-19). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/28/18. 18:$2.5M, 19:$2.5M. May earn additional $1M annually in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/31/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.15M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 3/27 & 6/1/17. Performance bonuses based on appearances: $75,000 each for 25, 30 g. $0.1M each for 35, 40 g. $0.125M each for 45, 50 g. Released by Washington 3/27/17 (exercised right to opt out). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 3/30/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.15M in majors. May earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/15 or 6/1/17. Contract selected by Washington 4/9/17.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2016), plus 2017 club option. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/21/16. 16:$2M, 17:$3M club option ($0.25M buyout). Chicago White Sox declined 2017 option 11/3/16.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/13/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/4/15.
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/17/13. 14:$2.25M, 15:$3M club option, $0.2M buyout. Houston declined 2015 option 10/9/14.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Boston 7/31/12. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Arizona 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$0.875M (2011). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/10. $0.4M guaranteed.
  • 1 year/$0.68M (2010). Re-signed by Baltimore 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration) (split contract, $0.275M in minors). Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Signed by Baltimore 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Re-signed by Houston 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/24/07. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased by Houston 11/05. Re-signed by Houston 2/06.
  • Drafted by Houston 2001 (23-686) (San Jacinto JC, Texas) (draft-and-follow).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .288 .373 .487 .289
11 vs R (Multi) .287 .335 .461 .276
18 Split (Multi) .001 .038 .026 .013
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .308 .395 .585 .316
31 vs R (2016) .326 .376 .549 .308
38 Split (2016) -.019 .019 .036 .008
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-10-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)Remember when Matt Albers hit a go-ahead RBI double against the Mets?
(cowhitchurch from Austin, TX)
Of course, I have a memory like a cat. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-10-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not from Chicago but is there a local TV show or at least gossip blog called the Deep Dish?
(Steve from Philly)
I have never actually lived in the Chicago area! But if there aren't at least 200 morning shows on radio and TV and free magazine handouts or whatever with names based on that I would be staggered. Weirder than Matt Albers preserving a 1-run lead in an elimination game. (Nick Schaefer)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rate the following pitchers for my 17-team 8x7 dynasty league (32 keepers). (Pitching categories are RA9, FIP-, FRAA, H/9, cFIP, oppTAv, ZSWING_RT.): Shohei Otani, Shohei Otani, and Shohei Otani.
(Bryan G. from Ann Arbor, MI)
Give me Matt Albers. (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)For the uninitiated, what is the Webb/Albers record?
(NathanAderhold from Jury Duty :()
Ryan Webb has finished more games without a save than any player in history. Matt Albers had the record until he went down with an injury this year. So it is a race between two players to rack of games finished, but with the looming threat that one single save ends it for them. (Sam Miller)
2013-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Matt Albers' nickname not "Hey Hey Hey"?
(Matt from Austin, TX)
It should be (Sam Miller)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does Matt Albers have to show in order to make the Red Sox roster as a reliever out of spring training?
(dawson950 from cape cod)
Hey, if the Sox are going to pick up Scott Atchison's option and give him a shot, the bar isn't set that high. He just has to not suck, and hope none of the other guys who are fighting for one of the last bullpen spots puts up big spring numbers or an impressive new pitch. (Marc Normandin)


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