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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 402 643.7 33 26 187 3.47 14.8
Birth Date1-7-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age42 years, 10 months, 8 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1999 LAN MLB 5 5 30.0 1 1 0 18 15 30 3 .262 89 5.4 4.5 0.9 9.0 39% .211 .205 1.10 3.87 2.10 92 3.64 70.8 0.8
2000 LAN MLB 20 19 101.3 4 6 0 106 60 79 20 .259 95 9.4 5.3 1.8 7.0 38% .285 .284 1.64 5.92 5.15 119 6.14 118.1 0.2
2001 LAN MLB 33 24 151.7 6 7 0 144 46 130 24 .258 95 8.5 2.7 1.4 7.7 41% .277 .268 1.25 4.57 4.75 103 4.17 86.5 2.7
2002 LAN MLB 77 0 82.3 4 1 52 55 16 114 6 .263 91 6.0 1.7 0.7 12.5 42% .278 .189 0.86 1.70 1.97 48 1.87 40.2 3.1
2003 LAN MLB 77 0 82.3 2 3 55 37 20 137 2 .260 88 4.0 2.2 0.2 15.0 49% .243 .146 0.69 0.79 1.20 27 1.66 34.8 3.4
2004 LAN MLB 70 0 82.3 7 3 45 53 22 114 5 .266 95 5.8 2.4 0.5 12.5 44% .267 .192 0.91 1.95 2.19 57 2.11 43.5 3.1
2005 LAN MLB 14 0 13.3 1 0 8 10 3 22 2 .247 94 6.8 2.0 1.4 14.8 54% .308 .213 0.97 2.31 2.70 52 1.80 38.8 0.6
2006 LAN MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 .295 96 0.0 4.5 0.0 13.5 33% .000 .139 0.50 3.10 0.00 116 7.81 159.1 -0.0
2007 BOS 0 20 0 18.7 2 2 0 26 9 22 1 .262 103 12.5 4.3 0.5 10.6 36% .439 .298 1.88 3.09 6.75 83 2.99 61.8 0.5
2007 TEX 0 34 0 33.3 2 0 16 23 12 29 2 .263 103 6.2 3.2 0.5 7.8 42% .236 .195 1.05 3.51 2.16 96 4.47 92.5 0.4
2008 MIL MLB 50 0 46.3 4 3 10 46 22 38 11 .264 100 8.9 4.3 2.1 7.4 36% .269 .277 1.47 6.10 5.44 108 5.32 113.5 0.0
2007 TOT MLB 54 0 52.0 4 2 16 49 21 51 3 .263 103 8.5 3.6 0.5 8.8 40% .315 .236 1.35 3.36 3.81 91 3.94 81.4 0.9
CareerMLB40248643.7332618751822671876.261947.23.21.110.042%.274.2321.163.533.47833.6073.514.7

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-
1996 SAV A 23 21 115.3 7 6 0 94 43 131 11 .000 7.3 3.4 0.9 10.2 0% .000 .000 1.19 3.38 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
1998 VRO A+ 25 25 139.7 9 7 0 118 48 144 16 .000 7.6 3.1 1.0 9.3 0% -.490 .000 1.19 3.91 3.74 0 0.00 0.0
1999 LAN MLB 5 5 30.0 1 1 0 18 15 30 3 .262 89 5.4 4.5 0.9 9.0 39% .211 .205 1.10 3.87 2.10 92 3.64 70.8
1999 SAN AA 26 26 167.7 12 4 0 122 64 185 17 .000 6.5 3.4 0.9 9.9 0% -.395 .000 1.11 3.65 2.63 0 0.00 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 20 19 101.3 4 6 0 106 60 79 20 .259 95 9.4 5.3 1.8 7.0 38% .285 .284 1.64 5.92 5.15 119 6.14 118.1
2000 ABQ AAA 9 9 55.7 5 1 0 56 15 59 8 .000 9.0 2.4 1.3 9.5 0% -.585 .000 1.27 4.13 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
2001 LAN MLB 33 24 151.7 6 7 0 144 46 130 24 .258 95 8.5 2.7 1.4 7.7 41% .277 .268 1.25 4.57 4.75 103 4.17 86.5
2001 LVG AAA 4 4 23.7 3 0 0 15 8 31 2 .000 5.7 3.0 0.8 11.8 0% -.317 .000 0.97 3.04 1.52 0 0.00 0.0
2002 LAN MLB 77 0 82.3 4 1 52 55 16 114 6 .263 91 6.0 1.7 0.7 12.5 42% .278 .189 0.86 1.70 1.97 48 1.87 40.2
2003 LAN MLB 77 0 82.3 2 3 55 37 20 137 2 .260 88 4.0 2.2 0.2 15.0 49% .243 .146 0.69 0.79 1.20 27 1.66 34.8
2004 LAN MLB 70 0 82.3 7 3 45 53 22 114 5 .266 95 5.8 2.4 0.5 12.5 44% .267 .192 0.91 1.95 2.19 57 2.11 43.5
2005 LAN MLB 14 0 13.3 1 0 8 10 3 22 2 .247 94 6.8 2.0 1.4 14.8 54% .308 .213 0.97 2.31 2.70 52 1.80 38.8
2005 LVG AAA 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 .247 32 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.8 0% .000 .010 0.00 0.01 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 LAN MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 .295 96 0.0 4.5 0.0 13.5 33% .000 .139 0.50 3.10 0.00 116 7.81 159.1
2006 LVG AAA 2 0 2.1 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 .236 114 4.3 0.0 0.0 12.9 100% .250 .114 0.48 0.48 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 BOS MLB 20 0 18.7 2 2 0 26 9 22 1 .262 103 12.5 4.3 0.5 10.6 36% .439 .298 1.88 3.09 6.75 83 2.99 61.8
2007 TEX MLB 34 0 33.3 2 0 16 23 12 29 2 .263 103 6.2 3.2 0.5 7.8 42% .236 .195 1.05 3.51 2.16 96 4.47 92.5
2007 FRI AA 3 2 2.7 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 .263 106 6.7 3.3 3.3 10.0 29% .167 .252 1.11 6.88 3.33 0 0.00 0.0
2008 MIL MLB 50 0 46.3 4 3 10 46 22 38 11 .264 100 8.9 4.3 2.1 7.4 36% .269 .277 1.47 6.10 5.44 108 5.32 113.5
2008 NAS AAA 2 2 1.7 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 .274 97 10.6 5.3 0.0 15.9 0% .500 .249 1.76 3.48 10.59 0 0.00 0.0

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 763 0.4889 0.4731 0.7479 0.6434 0.3103 0.8125 0.6198 0.2521
Career7630.48890.47310.74790.64340.31030.81250.61980.2521

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
2009-02-24 2009-02-27 Camp 3 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-02-24 2009-03-08 Camp 12 0 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum and Rotator Cuff -
2009-01-14 2009-01-14 FA 0 0 Face Surgery LASIK 2009-01-14
2008-05-21 2008-06-29 15-DL 39 35 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2007-04-23 2007-05-10 15-DL 17 15 Right Hip Strain -
2007-03-28 2007-04-13 15-DL 16 9 Right Elbow Fatigue -
2006-07-06 2006-07-06 On-Alr 0 0 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2006-07-08
2006-06-07 2006-10-08 60-DL 123 103 Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2006-04-01 2006-05-30 15-DL 59 51 Right Elbow Surgery Removing Damaged Nerve 2006-04-07
2005-06-13 2005-10-10 60-DL 119 100 Right Elbow Surgery Frayed Ligament and Removing Scar Tissue Around Nerve (not Full Tommy John Procedure) 2005-06-24
2005-04-01 2005-05-14 15-DL 43 35 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2005-02-25 2005-03-22 Camp 25 0 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2004-09-27 2004-09-30 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2003-03-07 2003-03-07 Camp 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
1997-04-05 1997-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 MIL $10,000,000
2007 TEX, BOS $6,000,000
2006 LAN $10,000,000
2005 LAN $8,000,000
2004 LAN $5,000,000
2003 LAN $550,000
2002 LAN $300,000
2001 LAN $220,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$40,070,000
8 yrTotal$40,070,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 119 dScott Boras

Details
  • retired 4/10 released by LAD 3/22/10 signed as a free agent from MIL 2/18/10 (minor-league contract, $0.5M major league)
  • $0.5M performance bonus (g,games finished)
  • re-signed as a free agent 2/17/09 (minor-league contract, $1.5M major league)
  • performance bonus
  • signed as a free agent from BOS 12/10/07, 1 year/$10M (08)+performance bonus:$0.25M each 50,55,60,65 games finished
  • acquired in trade from TX 7/31/07 (waived no-trade protection in exch for guaranteed of $2.5M of performance bonus (TX pd $0.4M, BOS pd $2.1M)
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 12/06, 1 year/$6M (07)
  • suite on road
  • performance bonus:$75K 3 games finished, $0.1M 6 games finished, $0.15M each 10,13,16 games finished, $0.175M each 20,23,26 games finished, $0.2M each 30,33,36 games finished, $0.25M each 40,43,46 games finished, $0.5M each 50,53,56 games finished, $0.333M 60,63 games finished, $0.334M 66 games finished
  • award bonus:$0.1M CY ($75K 2nd, $50K 3rd), $0.1M MVP, $50K WSMVP, $25K each Gold Glove,LCSMVP, $50K All-Star, $0.1M Comeback Plyear, $0.25M Rolaids ($0.2M 2nd, $0.15M 3rd, $0.1M 4th, $50K 5th)
  • signed extension 1/05, 2 year/$19M (05-06)+$12M 07 club option $1M buyout, 05:$8M, 06:$10M, 07:$12M club option $1M buyout if club decls (EG may void & rec buyout of $0.25M, $0.65M (with 50 games finished 05 OR 06), & $1M (50 games finished in 05 & 06), based on games finished 05-06)
  • 1 year/$5M (04), lost arb 2/04 ($8M-$5M)
  • re-signed 3/03, 1 year/$0.55M (03) (2 year, 119 d srv time, 18 days short of arbitration-eligible after 02) 1 year/$0.3M (02) 3/02
  • recalled 7/01

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ugeth Urbina have any more bullets(for lack of a better term, no pun intended) left and do you see any teams holding tryouts for the old closer? Also, would he be able to get a work-visa now that he's released(being a convicted felon)?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I have no idea about the work visa. How old is Urbina anyway? [checks] He's only 38? How is that even possible? He was darned good in 2003. Then again, so were Eric Gagne and Tim Worrell. (Geoff Young)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given Manny Acta's limited options, is he going to stick with Joel Hanrahan at closer after his awful start, or is he going to give a guy like Jason Bergmann a shot (a failed started with good stuff and health issues)?
(Peeig13 from The Second City)
This is my darkhorse for the Nationals' closer: Kip Wells. His results have never matched his stuff as a closer and a lot of times many pitchers who fit that profile wind up being good closers for a time. Eric Gagne is a prime example. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the Mitchell report, Eric Gagne's entry still bugs me. It included the results an informal background check done by the Red Sox front office. Given that front offices were fully complying with the investigation - shouldn't we seen a lot more comments from front offices?
(goiter6 from MN)
Perhaps. I'll use this question as a jumping-off point for what I hope will be my only steroid comment of the day: Alex Rodriguez has been called to the commissioner's office to discuss his steroid use. (I'm trying to get away from the term "performance-enhanching drugs," since I think it's a loaded phrase in which two words are out of place in a baseball context.) MLB has had the 2003 list since 2004. If they want to ask players on it about their steroid use, why have they waited until one has been outed? Why not ask them all, privately? If Alex Rodriguez can be summoned, why can't the other 103? Or at least interviewed out of the public eye? Or is only information from stars valuable? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Jay .... thanks for chatting ... If Ned Yost had a clue about managing a pitching staff, and didn't care so much about no-hitters, the Brew Crew might have a chance to go deep into October. Do you concur?
(dianagramr from NYC)
It's not a chat until Diana shows up! Glad you could make it, as always.

I think Yost got a bit too carried away over Scorer-gate, but he's just standing up for his players and trying to take the pressure off them. I'm not crazy about the way he manages his bullpen, particularly with regards to his obsession for spot lefty matchups, and I wish he'd just lose Eric Gagne's phone number, but I don't have a problem with the way he's handled his rotation, particularly the two big guns. At this point, given what we know about the economics of making the postseason (Nate Silver's finding of a 10-year revenue bump for such teams, as noted in his chapter in Baseball Between the Numbers), I think it's far more important for the Brew Crew to simply make it to October and lift that 26-year-old monkey off their backs than it is to win the whole thing.

Not that I wouldn't love to see the latter. My wife and in-laws would go nuts. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)I'm frustrated by the lack of prospects available for a Bay, Nady or Marte! What happened to the 3 good prospects for a middling reliever scenario (see Gagne, Eric; 2007) from only 1 year ago?
(Frank from Vegas via Pittsburgh)
I don't think teams hold Nady and Marte in the same regard as Eric Gagne. Bottom line, Nady is an average player having a good and Marte is a situational lefty on a really good team. I think sometimes Pirates fans tend to overrate their own players in context to the rest of the league. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am an unfortunate owner of Matt Capps (and Eric Gagne-ouch). I was lucky enough to pick up Damaso Marte before the rest of the vultures in my league plucked him up. Is he the front runner to get the nod in Capps' absence? Also, what can we expect from Josh Johnson in the second half of the year?
(Brent from Scottsdale)
I'd expect nothing from Johnson - even when a pitcher comes back from TJS, there's usually a lag in his command, and that's especially true when a guy comes back earlier than expected. If you have ample room on your reserve, sure, roster him, but don't activate him until he gets a few starts in to see what's going to happen.

Marte - yes, frontrunner, but don't be surprised if there's some sort of committee at work with Yates, because Marte is a lefty. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Gagne over/under 35 saves
(erbacaine from Milwaukee)
Under, and I'll take out a loan to make that bet. (Joe Sheehan)


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