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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-16-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight285 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12014
0.42015
0.72016
0.02017
0.12018
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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
2005 LAN MLB 14 0 13.7 1 0 0 13 12 22 0 .266 94 8.6 7.9 0.0 14.5 15% .394 .276 1.83 2.62 5.93 77 4.02 86.5 0.2
2006 LAN MLB 68 0 76.3 4 1 3 61 33 97 7 .268 96 7.2 3.9 0.8 11.4 41% .297 .228 1.23 3.09 2.59 68 3.31 67.4 2.0
2007 LAN MLB 83 0 82.0 4 4 2 69 25 99 6 .260 100 7.6 2.7 0.7 10.9 48% .310 .217 1.15 2.65 2.85 70 3.22 66.6 2.0
2008 LAN MLB 70 0 69.0 3 5 14 54 27 88 2 .266 93 7.0 3.5 0.3 11.5 48% .315 .220 1.17 2.23 3.13 74 2.77 59.2 2.0
2009 LAN MLB 73 0 76.0 7 2 36 44 29 114 4 .266 89 5.2 3.4 0.5 13.5 55% .263 .179 0.96 1.92 2.61 63 2.52 54.0 2.3
2010 LAN MLB 64 0 62.3 5 6 22 64 28 73 4 .271 86 9.2 4.0 0.6 10.5 46% .366 .277 1.48 3.03 4.04 88 3.84 86.6 0.8
2011 LAN MLB 14 0 12.7 1 2 7 15 9 10 2 .267 88 10.7 6.4 1.4 7.1 42% .317 .325 1.89 5.59 5.68 104 4.36 101.4 0.1
2012 CIN 0 25 0 22.3 3 3 4 20 3 20 1 .264 102 8.1 1.2 0.4 8.1 49% .306 .211 1.03 2.46 2.82 92 4.75 108.9 0.0
2012 KCA 0 35 0 35.7 1 2 23 36 14 25 1 .261 102 9.1 3.5 0.3 6.3 58% .321 .258 1.40 3.35 2.27 98 5.00 114.7 -0.1
2013 CIN MLB 34 0 30.7 2 2 0 27 12 25 4 .257 103 7.9 3.5 1.2 7.3 47% .261 .265 1.27 4.65 4.11 112 4.53 108.5 0.0
2014 CIN 0 51 0 48.3 4 2 7 32 17 37 3 .267 99 6.0 3.2 0.6 6.9 46% .221 .206 1.01 3.49 1.86 104 4.37 107.1 0.1
2014 MIL 0 11 0 10.3 0 1 0 9 2 12 1 .270 102 7.8 1.7 0.9 10.5 54% .296 .218 1.06 2.61 4.35 113 5.55 136.2 -0.1
2015 MIL 0 40 0 36.7 1 2 0 41 10 37 5 .261 102 10.1 2.5 1.2 9.1 52% .346 .273 1.39 3.73 5.89 91 4.50 105.1 0.1
2015 SLN 0 26 0 23.7 3 3 0 20 12 26 2 .262 96 7.6 4.6 0.8 9.9 62% .295 .268 1.35 3.58 2.66 83 3.75 87.5 0.3
2016 SLN MLB 66 0 60.7 4 2 0 52 24 57 7 .265 95 7.7 3.6 1.0 8.5 50% .268 .254 1.25 4.13 4.30 96 4.00 88.6 0.7
2017 SLN MLB 20 0 15.7 0 1 0 23 11 16 2 .272 94 13.2 6.3 1.1 9.2 47% .429 .338 2.17 4.89 6.89 99 5.04 107.4 0.0
2012 TOT MLB 60 0 58.0 4 5 27 56 17 45 2 .262 102 8.7 2.6 0.3 7.0 55% .316 .241 1.26 3.00 2.48 96 4.91 112.5 -0.1
2014 TOT MLB 62 0 58.7 4 3 7 41 19 49 4 .268 100 6.3 2.9 0.6 7.5 48% .234 .208 1.02 3.34 2.30 105 4.57 112.2 -0.1
2015 TOT MLB 66 0 60.3 4 5 0 61 22 63 7 .261 100 9.1 3.3 1.0 9.4 56% .327 .271 1.38 3.67 4.62 88 4.20 98.2 0.4
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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 GRF Rk 11 6 29.3 2 0 2 22 16 33 0 .000 6.8 4.9 0.0 10.1 0% .293 .000 1.30 3.67 2.76 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SGA A 9 8 37.3 4 2 0 27 22 30 1 .000 6.5 5.3 0.2 7.2 0% .255 .000 1.31 3.82 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 23 23 128.3 11 6 0 110 43 144 7 .000 7.7 3.0 0.5 10.1 0% .311 .000 1.19 2.78 3.23 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LAN MLB 14 0 13.7 1 0 0 13 12 22 0 .266 94 8.6 7.9 0.0 14.5 15% .394 .276 1.83 2.62 5.93 77 4.02 86.5
2005 JAX AA 33 13 96.7 5 3 5 79 31 107 4 .265 77 7.4 2.9 0.4 10.0 45% .301 .243 1.14 2.66 3.16 75 2.48 81.2
2006 LAN MLB 68 0 76.3 4 1 3 61 33 97 7 .268 96 7.2 3.9 0.8 11.4 41% .297 .228 1.23 3.09 2.59 68 3.31 67.4
2006 LVG AAA 11 0 11.1 1 0 5 6 3 18 0 .251 109 4.9 2.4 0.0 14.6 62% .286 .139 0.81 1.17 0.00 81 0.00 0.0
2007 LAN MLB 83 0 82.0 4 4 2 69 25 99 6 .260 100 7.6 2.7 0.7 10.9 48% .310 .217 1.15 2.65 2.85 70 3.22 66.6
2008 LAN MLB 70 0 69.0 3 5 14 54 27 88 2 .266 93 7.0 3.5 0.3 11.5 48% .315 .220 1.17 2.23 3.13 74 2.77 59.2
2009 LAN MLB 73 0 76.0 7 2 36 44 29 114 4 .266 89 5.2 3.4 0.5 13.5 55% .263 .179 0.96 1.92 2.61 63 2.52 54.0
2010 LAN MLB 64 0 62.3 5 6 22 64 28 73 4 .271 86 9.2 4.0 0.6 10.5 46% .366 .277 1.48 3.03 4.04 88 3.84 86.6
2011 LAN MLB 14 0 12.7 1 2 7 15 9 10 2 .267 88 10.7 6.4 1.4 7.1 42% .317 .325 1.89 5.59 5.68 104 4.36 101.4
2011 ABQ AAA 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 .264 139 9.0 4.5 0.0 22.5 67% .667 .212 1.50 0.28 4.50 78 3.97 70.0
2012 CIN MLB 25 0 22.3 3 3 4 20 3 20 1 .264 102 8.1 1.2 0.4 8.1 49% .306 .211 1.03 2.46 2.82 92 4.75 108.9
2012 KCA MLB 35 0 35.7 1 2 23 36 14 25 1 .261 102 9.1 3.5 0.3 6.3 58% .321 .258 1.40 3.35 2.27 98 5.00 114.7
2013 CIN MLB 34 0 30.7 2 2 0 27 12 25 4 .257 103 7.9 3.5 1.2 7.3 47% .261 .265 1.27 4.65 4.11 112 4.53 108.5
2013 LOU AAA 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 .261 101 22.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 38% .625 .345 2.50 0.20 0.00 96 4.38 100.7
2014 CIN MLB 51 0 48.3 4 2 7 32 17 37 3 .267 99 6.0 3.2 0.6 6.9 46% .221 .206 1.01 3.49 1.86 104 4.37 107.1
2014 MIL MLB 11 0 10.3 0 1 0 9 2 12 1 .270 102 7.8 1.7 0.9 10.5 54% .296 .218 1.06 2.61 4.35 113 5.55 136.2
2014 PEN AA 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .266 101 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 60% .200 .164 0.50 2.68 0.00 97 4.39 99.4
2015 MIL MLB 40 0 36.7 1 2 0 41 10 37 5 .261 102 10.1 2.5 1.2 9.1 52% .346 .273 1.39 3.73 5.89 91 4.50 105.1
2015 SLN MLB 26 0 23.7 3 3 0 20 12 26 2 .262 96 7.6 4.6 0.8 9.9 62% .295 .268 1.35 3.58 2.66 83 3.75 87.5
2016 SLN MLB 66 0 60.7 4 2 0 52 24 57 7 .265 95 7.7 3.6 1.0 8.5 50% .268 .254 1.25 4.13 4.30 96 4.00 88.6
2017 SLN MLB 20 0 15.7 0 1 0 23 11 16 2 .272 94 13.2 6.3 1.1 9.2 47% .429 .338 2.17 4.89 6.89 99 5.04 107.4

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 1145 0.5284 0.5127 0.6968 0.6628 0.3444 0.7756 0.5269 0.3032
2009 1182 0.5313 0.4788 0.6873 0.6083 0.3321 0.7827 0.4891 0.3127
2010 1071 0.5107 0.4921 0.7343 0.6673 0.3092 0.7890 0.6111 0.2657
2011 239 0.5063 0.4686 0.7768 0.6529 0.2797 0.8354 0.6364 0.2232
2012 936 0.5278 0.4562 0.7892 0.6316 0.2602 0.8429 0.6435 0.2108
2013 501 0.4611 0.4790 0.7208 0.6710 0.3148 0.7871 0.6000 0.2792
2014 900 0.5133 0.4833 0.7586 0.6926 0.2626 0.8156 0.6000 0.2414
2015 989 0.4853 0.5005 0.7394 0.6667 0.3438 0.8063 0.6171 0.2606
2016 981 0.4934 0.4862 0.7757 0.6426 0.3340 0.8617 0.6145 0.2243
2017 299 0.4749 0.4916 0.7415 0.7394 0.2675 0.8381 0.5000 0.2585
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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
2014-03-22 2014-04-08 15-DL 17 7 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2013-08-23 -
2013-08-22 2013-10-03 60-DL 42 35 Right Elbow Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2013-08-23 -
2013-08-16 2013-08-21 DTD 5 5 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2013-06-14 2013-08-07 15-DL 54 46 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Mass - -
2012-08-11 2012-08-17 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-05-04 2011-09-29 15-DL 148 130 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips and Bone Spur 2011-09-19
2011-04-26 2011-04-29 DTD 3 2 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2010-07-25 2010-07-27 DTD 2 1 - General Medical Illness -
2009-07-11 2009-07-18 DTD 7 4 Right Inflammation Great Toe -
2009-06-17 2009-06-20 DTD 3 3 Right Inflammation Great Toe -
2007-09-20 2007-09-23 DTD 3 3 Right Arm Fatigue -
2007-09-17 2007-09-18 DTD 1 0 Right Arm Tightness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SLN $3,750,000
2016 SLN $3,750,000
2015 MIL $9,000,000
2014 CIN $7,000,000
2013 CIN $4,000,000
2012 KCA $4,000,000
2011 LAN $7,000,000
2010 LAN $4,000,000
2009 LAN $1,825,000
2008 LAN $454,000
2007 LAN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$45,169,000
11 yrTotal$45,169,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 20 dB.B. Abbott2 years/$7.5M (2016-17)

Details
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2016-17). Re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/10/15. 16:$3.75M, 17:$3.75M. Released by St. Louis 5/31/17.
  • 3 years/$21M (2013-15), plus 2016 option. Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/28/12. 13:$4M, 14:$7M, 15:$9M, 16:$9M club option, $1M buyout. If traded, 2016 club option becomes mutual option and buyout increases by $1M. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs each season). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Cincinnati 8/31/14. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Milwaukee 7/31/15 with $5,196,721 remaining on contract ($3,196,721 in 2015 and $2M buyout) and Brewers paying St. Louis $3M, including the $2M buyout, assuming the option is declined.
  • 1 year/$4M (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/29/11. $1M in performance bonuses based on games. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Kansas City 7/31/12.
  • 2 years/$11M (2010-11). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). 10:$4M, 11:$7M.
  • 1 year/$1.825M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 each for 40, 45, 55, 60 games finished.
  • 1 year/$0.454M (2008). Re-signed 2/23/08.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 7/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (2-60). $0.685M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .256 .344 .377 .267
11 vs R (Multi) .224 .286 .377 .244
18 Split (Multi) .032 .058 .000 .023
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .230 .340 .368 .267
31 vs R (2016) .229 .286 .364 .245
38 Split (2016) .001 .054 .004 .022
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who wins in a pie eating contest: Jonathan Broxton or Japhet Amador. I need a full breakdown, for research purposes obvi.
(John Niggli from Lagos)
God damn it I said no pie. Broxton. He looks like a more fierce competitor. (Ben Carsley)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your rest of the season Dodgers saves leader is ________ with ________ saves.
(Paul from Pennsylvania)
Yikes. Ok, Jonathan Broxton with 15 saves. (Derek Carty)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why did Jonathon Broxton help ruin my fantasy team's chance at a 3-peat this year? Can you see him bouncing back next year? Which is a better Nintendo cover band, the NESkimos or Power Glove?
(jnelson33 from Office Desk)
I just got off the phone with Jonathan Broxton, and he told me it's because he doesn't like you. He also said he doesn't like me, and wanted to ruin my fantasy closer rankings. Then he said something about not having a "closer's mentality", and how he think he left it in some pants that were stolen from him at the laundry mat.

I think he can bounce back, but I've learned my lesson to rely on a closer that isn't Mariano Rivera, Heath Bell, Joakim Soria or Brian Wilson at the top spot in my rankings. Or anyone named Jonathan. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please fill in the blank. This is the best NL Rookie Class since ________ (blank). Thanks! Bobby
(Bobby from New York)
Are we going strictly by league? Because the 2007 class had Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia and Josh Hamilton among hitters, Tim Lincecum and Joakim Soria among pitchers. 2006 had Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier, Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Francisco Liriano, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Josh Johnson, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon (who used to not suck), Jonathan Broxton (ditto)...

There's a lot to be excited about with this year's rookie class (Posey, Heyward, Santana, Stanton) but I'm in no rush to appoint them the best class of the past five years until I see much more. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Don't have to use picks, we protect players. So if you are looking at 5 closers which 5 would be locks for keeping over the next 5 years?
(Kyle2099 from Still on the dock)
Jonathan Broxton, Mo Rivera, Heath Bell. Closers are way too easily replaced and their performance ever-shifting for me to go any deeper than that. Those are the only guys I trust in the entire league. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneA steel cage match between Sabathia, Howard, Prince Fielder and Jonathan Broxton would be fun. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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