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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 273 259.7 19 12 13 4.68 0.8
Birth Date2-17-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age37 years, 6 months, 5 days
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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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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 ARI MLB 30 0 31.3 3 4 0 20 27 34 2 98 5.7 7.8 0.6 9.8 0% .254 1.50 4.28 4.31 104 5.03 103.8 0.2
2005 ARI MLB 47 0 46.0 1 3 12 56 35 51 6 105 11.0 6.8 1.2 10.0 0% .376 1.98 5.07 7.43 94 3.94 84.8 0.8
2006 NYA MLB 19 0 20.7 1 1 0 14 15 25 1 108 6.1 6.5 0.4 10.9 0% .271 1.40 3.71 0.87 92 3.80 77.4 0.4
2007 NYA MLB 58 0 50.0 3 2 0 44 37 39 5 102 7.9 6.7 0.9 7.0 0% .271 1.62 5.44 4.68 118 6.52 134.8 -0.5
2008 NYA MLB 32 1 34.3 3 0 1 18 16 33 2 105 4.7 4.2 0.5 8.7 0% .188 0.99 3.47 1.83 88 3.84 81.9 0.6
2009 NYA MLB 44 0 39.0 5 0 0 36 23 36 6 109 8.3 5.3 1.4 8.3 0% .275 1.51 5.13 3.92 110 5.14 110.2 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 19 0 17.7 1 2 0 21 20 16 1 94 10.7 10.2 0.5 8.2 0% .357 2.32 5.42 7.64 108 6.57 148.4 -0.3
2011 CHA MLB 23 0 19.7 1 0 0 26 12 16 4 105 11.9 5.5 1.8 7.3 0% .361 1.93 5.90 6.86 120 6.34 147.4 -0.4
2012 CHA MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 110 0.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 2.00 5.04 0.00 91 3.55 81.4 0.0
CareerMLB2731259.7191213235187252271048.16.50.98.738%.2941.634.824.681055.08108.60.8

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 SBN A MDW 26 0 32.7 1 4 8 24 19 40 1 6.6 5.2 0.3 11.0 0% -.371 1.31 3.42 4.13 0 0.00 0.0
2001 YAK A- NWN 15 0 21.0 1 2 2 19 11 28 2 8.1 4.7 0.9 12.0 0% -.415 1.43 3.92 5.14 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SBN A MDW 37 0 48.3 4 3 10 37 17 54 1 6.9 3.2 0.2 10.1 0% .279 1.12 2.44 1.68 0 0.00 0.0
2002 ELP AA TXS 10 0 12.3 0 2 0 11 4 14 1 8.0 2.9 0.7 10.2 0% .370 1.22 3.07 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SCO Wnt AFL 16 0 18.7 1 0 7 10 5 17 0 4.8 2.4 0.0 8.2 0% -.455 0.80 2.55 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 ELP AA TXS 28 0 31.3 0 2 14 29 13 28 1 8.3 3.7 0.3 8.1 0% .289 1.34 3.38 2.59 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TUC AAA PCL 32 0 32.0 3 1 12 24 18 32 0 6.8 5.1 0.0 9.0 0% .276 1.31 3.17 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ARI MLB NL 30 0 31.3 3 4 0 20 27 34 2 98 5.7 7.8 0.6 9.8 0% .254 1.50 4.28 4.31 104 5.03 103.8
2004 TUC AAA PCL 31 0 38.0 2 0 5 18 20 42 1 4.3 4.7 0.2 9.9 0% .198 1.00 3.37 1.18 0 0.00 0.0
2005 ARI MLB NL 47 0 46.0 1 3 12 56 35 51 6 105 11.0 6.8 1.2 10.0 0% .376 1.98 5.07 7.43 94 3.94 84.8
2005 TUC AAA PCL 4 0 4.7 1 0 0 3 5 3 0 106 5.7 9.6 0.0 5.7 0% -.333 1.70 6.06 1.91 115 4.42 87.2
2006 NYA MLB AL 19 0 20.7 1 1 0 14 15 25 1 108 6.1 6.5 0.4 10.9 0% .271 1.40 3.71 0.87 92 3.80 77.4
2006 COH AAA INT 11 0 14.0 1 1 3 10 8 22 2 90 6.4 5.1 1.3 14.1 0% .286 1.29 3.50 3.21 84 3.26 68.5
2006 TUC AAA PCL 4 0 2.2 0 1 0 10 4 4 2 105 40.9 16.4 8.2 16.4 0% .615 6.36 16.97 40.91 121 11.19 234.8
2006 YAN Rk GCL 3 0 3.2 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 97 2.8 8.4 0.0 14.1 0% .143 1.25 4.98 5.63 114 3.24 68.1
2007 NYA MLB AL 58 0 50.0 3 2 0 44 37 39 5 102 7.9 6.7 0.9 7.0 0% .271 1.62 5.44 4.68 118 6.52 134.8
2007 SWB AAA INT 4 0 6.0 2 0 1 5 2 5 1 94 7.5 3.0 1.5 7.5 0% .235 1.17 5.17 6.00 96 3.56 73.1
2008 NYA MLB AL 32 1 34.3 3 0 1 18 16 33 2 105 4.7 4.2 0.5 8.7 0% .188 0.99 3.47 1.83 88 3.84 81.9
2008 TRN AA EAS 2 1 2.3 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 82 7.8 7.8 0.0 7.8 0% .333 1.74 4.09 3.91 102 5.16 105.5
2008 SWB AAA INT 7 1 7.3 0 0 0 7 7 7 0 87 8.6 8.6 0.0 8.6 0% .333 1.92 4.68 3.70 112 5.30 108.5
2008 YAN Rk GCL 3 2 4.0 0 1 0 3 2 6 0 116 6.8 4.5 0.0 13.5 0% .333 1.25 2.04 2.25 82 3.83 78.5
2009 NYA MLB AL 44 0 39.0 5 0 0 36 23 36 6 109 8.3 5.3 1.4 8.3 0% .275 1.51 5.13 3.92 110 5.14 110.2
2009 TRN AA EAS 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 3.13 0.00 106 4.13 86.8
2009 SWB AAA INT 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 92 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .500 2.00 1.15 9.00 84 4.92 103.4
2010 WAS MLB NL 19 0 17.7 1 2 0 21 20 16 1 94 10.7 10.2 0.5 8.2 0% .357 2.32 5.42 7.64 108 6.57 148.4
2010 BUF AAA INT 8 0 8.0 0 1 0 9 7 7 0 10.1 7.9 0.0 7.9 0% .333 2.00 4.16 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NAS AAA PCL 2 0 3.3 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 10.9 2.7 0.0 5.5 0% .333 1.52 3.27 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CHA MLB AL 23 0 19.7 1 0 0 26 12 16 4 105 11.9 5.5 1.8 7.3 0% .361 1.93 5.90 6.86 120 6.34 147.4
2011 CHR AAA INT 19 0 20.7 1 0 7 12 9 30 0 5.2 3.9 0.0 13.1 0% .273 1.02 1.78 1.31 60 2.20 45.0
2012 CHA MLB AL 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 110 0.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 2.00 5.04 0.00 91 3.55 81.4
2012 CHR AAA INT 25 4 37.0 2 3 11 22 13 37 1 97 5.4 3.2 0.2 9.0 0% .226 0.95 2.64 1.70 85 2.82 58.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 544 0.4724 0.4301 0.7265 0.6459 0.2369 0.7590 0.6471 0.2735
2009 678 0.4646 0.4484 0.7796 0.6413 0.2810 0.8366 0.6667 0.2204
2010 376 0.4920 0.4043 0.7171 0.6162 0.1990 0.7544 0.6053 0.2829
2011 398 0.4497 0.4246 0.8225 0.6760 0.2192 0.8595 0.7292 0.1775
2012 22 0.4091 0.3182 0.5714 0.3333 0.3077 0.6667 0.5000 0.4286
Career20180.46830.42910.75980.64130.24190.80300.66050.2402

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
2012-06-25 2012-10-04 60-DL 101 90 Left Hip Surgery Labrum 2012-08-15 -
2010-07-28 2010-09-07 Minors 41 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-05-20 2009-06-16 15-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2009-04-22 2009-05-19 15-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2008-04-25 2008-08-01 60-DL 98 85 Right Foot Sprain Lisfranc -
2007-02-28 2007-03-13 Camp 13 0 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2004-05-27 2004-07-06 15-DL 40 37 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 WAS $1,500,000
2009 NYA $1,250,000
2008 NYA $725,000
2007 NYA $395,545
2005 ARI $322,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,193,045
6 yrTotal$4,193,045

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 54 dGaylord Sports2013

Details
  • 2013
  • 1 year (2012)
  • 1 year (2011). signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/13/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 5/30/11. DFA by Chicago White Sox 8/6/11. Refused assignment 8/15/11.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2010). Lost arbitration with Washington 2/17/10 ($1.85M-$1.5M). Released 5/25/10 after being DFA by Washington 5/17/10. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 6/10. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 7/2/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2009). Re-signed by Yankees 1/30/09 (avoided arbitration, $1.55M-$1.1M). Acquired by Washington in trade from NY Yankees 12/7/09.
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2008). Re-signed by Yankees 2/5/08 (avoided arbitration, $0.845M-$0.64M).
  • 1 year/$395,545M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). DFA by Arizona 5/06. Signed as a free agent 7/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/06.
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005).
  • Drafted 2000 (12-369).

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
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite player in baseball (majors, minors, college) right now? Not necessarily the best, but the one you like the most for whatever reason (and why?)
(ttt from Manhattan)
I joke about it being Brian Bruney, but Jose Molina, probably, because of the framing and what I perceive to be the disconnect between how good he is and how good he's perceived to be. I get attached to players who add value in unusual ways, or ways that aren't immediately obvious. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Bruney has an 8.6 SO/9 and 1.17 WHIP at Triple-A Charlotte.
(bradleyankrom from TPAFLA)
I appreciate the update. For those of you who don't know (and given how often I talk about him, that can't be that many of you), I have an unhealthy obsession with Brian Bruney, thanks to his work in Kindergarten Cop and with the Yankees at the end of the 2006 season. Happy to see him doing well, but here's what worries me: LAST season at Triple-A Charlotte, he had a 13.1 SO/9 and a 1.17 WHIP in 20 2/3 IP. Then he got called up to Chicago and gave up 15 runs in 19 2/3 IP. So. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Have you found a Yankee to replace Brian Bruney yet? Or is your lost love irreplaceable? Don't worry, the Internet access in the minors isn't so great, he won't be able to read this.
(Marc from I'm In Your Internetz)
Some of you may know that I harbor an irrational affection for Brian Bruney. I think it originally stemmed from the fact that he was a rare freely available talent pickup made by Brian Cashman and his big bad payroll, and the fact that for a while in late 2008, he was nearly untouchable. I'm not in denial, though--I realize that I need another reliever to love. Fortunately, I didn't have to look far and wide before finding a David Robertson to call my own (Baseball Analyst's Jeremy Greenhouse and I are currently engaged in a custody battle over both Robertson and Brett Gardner). (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Yankees need to do to hold onto (I know its early) a playoff spot? Sort through their pile of middle relief arms? Or do they need to make a trade? Anything else they should address? Do you think the improved defense and increased Ks mean they are less likely to crash out of the Division Series, as they did in '02, '05-'07?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey Nick! The Yanks certainly need to fortify their bullpen, and in the forthcoming BP/ESPN soup du jour I've advocated they try Phil Hughes in relief once Chien-Ming Wang reclaims his starting job. I'd also like to see them give Mark Melancon another look, but I suspect they probably need to get an experienced arm from outside the organization if Brian Bruney's not going to be back anytime soon.

The improved D and high-K staff are nice, but they're compromised by the homer-iffic tendencies of the staff, particularly the bullpen. Until we see Sabathia, Chamberlain and Burnett all firing on the requisite cylinders, I don't think they've got anything that guarantees them a playoff spot, let alone a ride through to the LCS round. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Every season seems like it's the worst in terms of injuries than all those previous, but it can't be true. Is there one season you remember that was "the worst"?
(Jason from D.C.)
Depends on how you define it. We're always going to perceive things if they happen to big names, guys on your team, or in noticeable ways. Wang's injury is no different than Brian Bruney's, but he's more well known and it happened in a manner that could be shown over and over on SportsCenter. Having 150 guys on the DL is bad, but some of those are guys out for the year who we KNEW woudl be out for the year. Its also less than last year. We should be focused on reducing and preventing injuries where possible. It's a big picture thing that I THINK we're at the zenith (or is it nadir?) ... I think we'll see this period in history as the turning point, where we really started to take injuries seriously. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveJoltless Joe might be more useful than Brian Bruney... (Christina Kahrl)
 

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