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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 594 720.3 30 46 177 4.24 9.4
Birth Date6-20-1978
Height6' 6"
Weight245 lbs
Age41 years, 3 months, 27 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.
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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 ANA MLB 5 3 24.7 2 0 0 18 8 14 3 97 6.6 2.9 1.1 5.1 0% .211 1.05 4.63 3.28 108 5.12 107.3 0.2
2004 ANA MLB 55 0 87.7 5 2 1 86 28 84 6 103 8.8 2.9 0.6 8.6 0% .313 1.30 3.19 4.21 85 3.03 62.5 2.5
2005 ANA MLB 33 2 64.3 1 2 0 70 29 52 8 98 9.8 4.1 1.1 7.3 0% .313 1.54 4.53 5.04 98 3.90 83.9 1.1
2006 ANA MLB 32 3 78.3 3 4 0 88 21 71 10 103 10.1 2.4 1.1 8.2 0% .329 1.39 3.91 4.14 94 3.82 77.8 1.6
2007 FLO MLB 74 0 84.0 0 5 32 63 40 87 7 104 6.8 4.3 0.8 9.3 0% .260 1.23 3.82 3.54 99 4.40 91.1 1.0
2008 FLO MLB 72 0 68.7 7 8 29 51 37 58 3 96 6.7 4.8 0.4 7.6 0% .247 1.28 3.77 3.41 101 4.15 88.6 0.9
2009 CHN MLB 72 0 68.7 5 6 23 60 30 71 13 98 7.9 3.9 1.7 9.3 0% .260 1.31 4.88 4.72 91 3.34 71.6 1.4
2010 TOR MLB 63 0 59.0 2 6 37 52 30 58 4 113 7.9 4.6 0.6 8.8 0% .298 1.39 3.54 3.51 93 3.62 81.7 0.9
2011 BAL MLB 63 0 59.7 0 3 22 58 40 53 7 106 8.7 6.0 1.1 8.0 0% .295 1.64 4.92 4.37 112 5.06 117.5 -0.2
2012 BAL MLB 40 0 43.7 3 2 0 50 24 37 6 106 10.3 4.9 1.2 7.6 0% .338 1.69 4.99 4.95 106 4.84 110.9 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 62 0 62.0 2 6 33 53 32 56 6 103 7.7 4.6 0.9 8.1 0% .270 1.37 4.07 3.48 110 4.77 114.2 -0.1
2014 MIA MLB 12 0 9.0 0 0 0 11 5 6 2 97 11.0 5.0 2.0 6.0 0% .321 1.78 6.32 10.00 111 4.00 98.1 0.1
2015 CIN MLB 11 0 10.7 0 2 0 13 5 14 3 91 11.0 4.2 2.5 11.8 0% .345 1.69 5.59 10.13 97 3.73 87.2 0.1
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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 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-
1997 VIS A+ CLF 25 24 115.3 6 8 0 116 74 136 8 9.1 5.8 0.6 10.6 0% .347 1.65 4.10 5.70 0 0.00 0.0
1998 MOD A+ CLF 30 24 144.0 8 7 1 139 76 141 7 8.7 4.8 0.4 8.8 0% -.584 1.49 4.06 3.81 0 0.00 0.0
1999 VIS A+ CLF 13 11 64.0 4 4 1 60 23 48 3 8.4 3.2 0.4 6.8 0% -.770 1.30 4.10 3.80 0 0.00 0.0
1999 MID AA TXS 16 16 91.3 4 7 0 75 31 66 7 7.4 3.1 0.7 6.5 0% -.648 1.16 4.00 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
1999 VAN AAA PCL 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 6 2 4 0 10.8 3.6 0.0 7.2 0% -1.000 1.60 3.22 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2000 MID AA TXS 28 27 140.7 5 14 0 171 73 97 18 10.9 4.7 1.2 6.2 0% -.814 1.73 5.22 6.40 0 0.00 0.0
2001 MID AA TXS 44 1 81.3 5 5 1 88 40 72 5 9.7 4.4 0.6 8.0 0% -.686 1.57 4.17 4.54 0 0.00 0.0
2002 VIS A+ CLF 3 3 17.3 2 1 0 8 9 11 0 4.2 4.7 0.0 5.7 0% .167 0.98 4.09 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2002 MID AA TXS 11 4 37.7 3 3 0 31 18 45 3 7.4 4.3 0.7 10.7 0% .301 1.30 3.38 4.30 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SAC AAA PCL 16 8 58.7 2 5 0 82 23 45 7 12.6 3.5 1.1 6.9 0% .377 1.79 4.95 7.51 0 0.00 0.0
2003 ANA MLB AL 5 3 24.7 2 0 0 18 8 14 3 97 6.6 2.9 1.1 5.1 0% .211 1.05 4.63 3.28 108 5.12 107.3
2003 ARK AA TXS 15 11 66.3 4 3 0 60 19 60 2 8.1 2.6 0.3 8.1 0% .299 1.19 3.03 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SLC AAA PCL 15 15 91.7 7 4 0 90 18 75 10 8.8 1.8 1.0 7.4 0% .300 1.18 3.93 4.02 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ANA MLB AL 55 0 87.7 5 2 1 86 28 84 6 103 8.8 2.9 0.6 8.6 0% .313 1.30 3.19 4.21 85 3.03 62.5
2005 ANA MLB AL 33 2 64.3 1 2 0 70 29 52 8 98 9.8 4.1 1.1 7.3 0% .313 1.54 4.53 5.04 98 3.90 83.9
2005 SLC AAA PCL 7 6 34.7 3 1 0 36 10 36 2 86 9.3 2.6 0.5 9.3 0% -.680 1.33 3.22 3.89 75 3.70 73.0
2006 ANA MLB AL 32 3 78.3 3 4 0 88 21 71 10 103 10.1 2.4 1.1 8.2 0% .329 1.39 3.91 4.14 94 3.82 77.8
2006 SLC AAA PCL 3 2 10.1 1 0 0 5 4 8 0 119 4.5 3.6 0.0 7.1 0% .200 0.89 2.94 0.00 85 2.63 55.2
2007 FLO MLB NL 74 0 84.0 0 5 32 63 40 87 7 104 6.8 4.3 0.8 9.3 0% .260 1.23 3.82 3.54 99 4.40 91.1
2008 FLO MLB NL 72 0 68.7 7 8 29 51 37 58 3 96 6.7 4.8 0.4 7.6 0% .247 1.28 3.77 3.41 101 4.15 88.6
2009 CHN MLB NL 72 0 68.7 5 6 23 60 30 71 13 98 7.9 3.9 1.7 9.3 0% .260 1.31 4.88 4.72 91 3.34 71.6
2010 TOR MLB AL 63 0 59.0 2 6 37 52 30 58 4 113 7.9 4.6 0.6 8.8 0% .298 1.39 3.54 3.51 93 3.62 81.7
2011 BAL MLB AL 63 0 59.7 0 3 22 58 40 53 7 106 8.7 6.0 1.1 8.0 0% .295 1.64 4.92 4.37 112 5.06 117.5
2012 BAL MLB AL 40 0 43.7 3 2 0 50 24 37 6 106 10.3 4.9 1.2 7.6 0% .338 1.69 4.99 4.95 106 4.84 110.9
2013 CHN MLB NL 62 0 62.0 2 6 33 53 32 56 6 103 7.7 4.6 0.9 8.1 0% .270 1.37 4.07 3.48 110 4.77 114.2
2014 MIA MLB NL 12 0 9.0 0 0 0 11 5 6 2 97 11.0 5.0 2.0 6.0 0% .321 1.78 6.32 10.00 111 4.00 98.1
2014 JUP A+ FSL 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 27.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 0% .500 3.00 12.38 9.00 77 3.93 83.3
2014 NWO AAA PCL 5 0 6.0 1 0 0 6 2 3 0 9.0 3.0 0.0 4.5 0% .286 1.33 3.69 3.00 112 4.87 103.1
2015 CIN MLB NL 11 0 10.7 0 2 0 13 5 14 3 91 11.0 4.2 2.5 11.8 0% .345 1.69 5.59 10.13 97 3.73 87.2
2015 TAC AAA PCL 7 0 9.3 0 0 0 8 5 8 0 7.7 4.8 0.0 7.7 0% .308 1.39 3.49 2.89 105 4.55 99.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1206 0.4776 0.4046 0.7848 0.5781 0.2460 0.8438 0.6581 0.2152
2009 1269 0.4768 0.4334 0.7673 0.5950 0.2861 0.8278 0.6526 0.2327
2010 1071 0.4622 0.4071 0.7569 0.5818 0.2569 0.8368 0.6014 0.2431
2011 1173 0.4672 0.3845 0.8027 0.5347 0.2528 0.8396 0.7342 0.1973
2012 804 0.4478 0.4229 0.7971 0.6250 0.2590 0.8667 0.6609 0.2029
2013 1116 0.4489 0.3934 0.7927 0.6148 0.2130 0.8117 0.7481 0.2073
2014 163 0.4724 0.4172 0.7794 0.5714 0.2791 0.8409 0.6667 0.2206
2015 213 0.4977 0.4883 0.7981 0.7075 0.2710 0.8267 0.7241 0.2019
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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
2014-07-14 2014-09-29 60-DL 77 68 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2014-08-07
2009-09-21 2009-10-05 DTD 14 13 Left Trunk Sprain Rib Cartilage -
2009-08-02 2009-08-05 DTD 3 3 Right Arm Fatigue -
2009-05-16 2009-05-16 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-10-28 2008-10-28 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Patellar Tendon Repair 2008-10-28
2008-08-30 2008-09-09 DTD 10 9 Left Knee Inflammation -
2002-06-29 2002-07-11 Minors 12 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2002-06-17 2002-06-24 Minors 7 0 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CIN $1,500,000
2014 MIA $
2013 CHN $
2012 BAL $5,800,000
2011 BAL $4,200,000
2010 TOR $2,000,000
2009 CHN $4,200,000
2008 FLO $2,500,000
2007 FLO $575,000
2005 ANA $360,000
2004 ANA $301,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$21,436,500
9 yrTotal$21,436,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 91 dDan Horwits1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/7/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract selected by Cincinnati 4/2/15. DFA, released by Cincinnati 5/11/15. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 5/20/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 6/15/15 (Gregg exercised opt-out).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Miami as a free agent 6/2/14 (minor-league contract). Pro-rated salary of $2.1M in majors. Contract selected by Miami 6/19/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/10/13 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 4/4/13. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 4/14/13 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/16/13.
  • 2 years/$10M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/12/11. 11:$4.2M, 12:$5.8M. 13:$6M club option. 2013 option guaranteed with 50 GF in 2012 or 100 GF in 2011-12. DFA by Baltimore 9/11/12. Released 9/14/12.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2010), plus 2011-12 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/5/10. 10:$2M, 11:$4.5M club option or '11-'12 club options ($0.75M buyout).
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2009). Signed by Chicago Cubs 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2008). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Florida 11/13/08.
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2007). Lost arbitration with Florida 2/07 ($0.7M-$0.575M).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 3/06. Recalled 4/06. Acquired by Florida in trade from LA Angels 11/06.
  • 1 year/$0.36M (2005). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/05. Optioned to Triple-A 5/05. Recalled 6/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3015M (2004). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/02. Optioned to Triple-A 8/03. Recalled 9/03.
  • Drafted by Oakland 1996 (15-435) (Corvallis HS, Ore.).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Some non-closer this year that are good bets to earn 20+ saves next year are _____?
(Joanah from Redwood)
Hi Joanah.

No non-closer is ever a good bet to earn 20+ saves. If you had Kevin Gregg with 30 saves this year, raise your hand. Not so fast, every single one of you.

But if you're asking for names, I like Cody Allen in Cleveland, Ryan Cook in Oakland, and Trevor Rosenthal in St. Louis if he stays in the bullpen. All three are risks, but that's the nature of a question like this; these are all guesses at this point. I think the Indians will non-tender Perez, but maybe they sign him for $9-10 million. Grant Balfour probably leaves for free agency, but maybe he doesn't. Edward Mujica probably leaves, but maybe the Cardinals keep him or maybe Jason Motte is healthy and gets the role back. I used to shy away from the skills over roles thing, but now I believe it. If you grabbed Rosenthal in your fantasy league this year, you probably were very satisfied with the overall numbers (and especially the strikeouts) even though he never wound up closing. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that the deadline has passed, which players do you see as being likely to pass through waivers and get on the roster of a contender?
(Bring Me the Head of Avisail Garcia from Transit)
This is a tough one to answer because, in theory, a lot of players will be available to contenders. Many will go unclaimed, or unmoved. I think we're likely to see some relievers and free-agent-to-be bench types moved. If you're asking which player I would assume definitely gets moved then I'd say Kevin Gregg. He's not going to bring back a big return (and never was) but I see him joining a contender before September. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ike Davis was just dropped in my 14 team 5x5 league. To add him I'd have to drop either Kevin Gregg or Kyuji Fujikawa. Because of his upside in this deep league, do I go for it? And which Cub do I drop?
(Tripp from VA)
Eh, I don't know. There is probably another Davis type on the wire. His upside isn't really THAT high after seeing what he did last year. He's a power source, nothing more. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do I value Addison Reed if I just started a dynasty rebuild? I know closers should be the first thing to go in a rebuild, but I can't help but believe he's relatively stable and likely to help me when I compete again in 2-3 years. Thanks
(JoeTinker from Chicago)
Here is a list of all closers who recorded 25 or more saves in 2010: Brian Wilson (48), Heath Bell (47), Rafael Soriano (45), Joakim Soria (43), Matt Capps (42), Neftali Feliz (40), Francisco Cordero (40), Carlos Marmol (38), Billy Wagner (37), Jonathan Papelbon (37), Kevin Gregg (37), Mariano Rivera (33), David Aardsma (31), Juan Oviedo (30), Bobby Jenks (27), Ryan Franklin (27), Brad Lidge (27), Jose Valverde (26), Francisco Rodriguez (25) and Andrew Bailey (25). (Bret Sayre)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to think that the Twins can put together a darn good bullpen even with losing Crain, Guerrier, Rauch, and Fuentes (assuming they all leave)? I think it's very funny that Twins fans complain that Jose Mijares is inconsistent but also worry that Crain will leave; call for Anthony Slama and Rob Delaney for nearly two years, but now fear the bullpen will be awful when they might get a chance; and don't trust any low-cost options when a guy like Guerrier was originally claimed off waivers. If the Twins can sort through the many options, they could piece together a very effective group. That being said, any established relievers you would recommed for relatively cheap?
(russadams from St. Paul)
You're not crazy, and you can find the next Matt Guerrier. I think Grant Balfour's worth getting, and Arthur Rhodes and Chan Ho Park or even Kevin Gregg are names worth spending seven figures for. Kerry Wood, Dan Wheeler, an NRI for Justin Duchscherer... it's still a buyer's market as far as finding relief help, given the multiplicity of alternatives. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina - if given the opportunity, do you believe that Carlos Villanueva is capable of succeeding in the closer role long term? How about Evan Meek in Pittsburgh?
(huckyoda from New York)
Long-term? No, I don't really think so, but that's not an indictment of him as much as I just don't see him fooling enough people enough of the time to really last in the role. But as a single-season fix or as a transient (a la Kevin Gregg), he could pan out just fine. Meek has to contend with the expectation that a wild guy built a bit like a fire hydrant isn't really what most people expect, but I could see him being a poor man's Rod Beck for a season or two, given the opportunity. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who gets the high lev situations in the Toronto pen? John Perrotto reports Frasor perhaps heading to the Cubs.
(Neko Case from Toronto)
Which I'd find heartily amusing, since we all know where Kevin Gregg is at present. I'd anticipate that there will be some element of job-sharing involved, with Gregg, Frasor (if he's there), and Scott Downs all getting save opportunities. Later in the year, I wouldn't be surprised to see Josh Roenicke cadging save ops. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know it's early, but should I be concerned about the thought process that decides Kevin Gregg is worth a multi-million dollar contract? Can a thought process prone to such whimsies be successful in building a team to challenge in the AL East?
(nick from sfo)
Give the man some time. The issue for the Jays isn't money management, not yet, it's building through the farm system, something that the previous administration couldn't do when it came to position players. The toll for Gregg wasn't terribly onerous. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-12 18:30:00 (link to chat)On the Tigers bullpen....is Jose Valverde significantly enough better than Kevin Gregg to warrant sacrificing a 1st round pick, more money, and more years it would take to nab Valverde? Should they just sign Gregg? Should they just pass on both? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It's interesting because they both had almost identical K and BB rates last season, and throughout their careers have been equals in terms of allowing home runs. Valverde is also just three months Gregg's senior. If Valverde can be had at a reasonable rate, he is probably the better bet, but nothing is certain with relievers and if I had the choice between Gregg at 1-yr/$3 mil and Valverde at 2-yr/$14 mil I would ink the former 100% of the time. I'm very anti-doling out lucrative deals to pitchers that log 45 innings per season. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Tigers target Kevin Gregg on a shorter, cheaper deal rather then Valverde for more money and losing the #19 pick?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I just am not a fan of Kevin Gregg as a closer. If the Tigers are serious about trying to make another run at the World Series, they should sign Valverde. They, like other teams, are now just waiting for free agent's prices to drop between now and pitchers and catchers reporting. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)RE: the Cubs, defense and secret sauce - the Cubs are currently 5th in MLB in Secret Sauce and 2nd in MLB in Defensive Efficiency? Where do these numbers not match your thoughts?
(jgalt73 from Portland, OR)
I mentioned the defense...the bigger thing is not believing the bullpen is real. Marmol has all kinds of control issues and I'll believe in Kabbalah before I buy Kevin Gregg.

jromero, there's no way I'm running that. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Sheehan bullpen usage...what if the manager is misidentifying his pitchers on purpose? If I know that Carlos Marmol is a better pitcher than Kevin Gregg, I am sure Pinella knows it too. But by naming Gregg his "closer" Lou is now able to use Marmol in high leverage situations without the controversy of using his "closer" in the 7th inning. I know your answer will be, "who cares about the controversy" but it would exist and be a distraction. This may be Lou's work-around.
(danbrod11 from Greenwich, CT)
Maybe. But we're back to the inning issue. If the #7 spot leads off the eighth in a one-run game, in your scenario, Gregg should pitch the eighth. He won't.

The inning needs to be removed as the driving factor in these decisions. The entire closer myth is predicated on the idea that the ninth is somehow harder than the seventh and eighth, regardless of other factors. That's false, and damaging. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)It looks like the Cubs have essentially traded Kerry Wood for Kevin Gregg in the bullpen. How worried should I be?
(Brian from Champaign, IL)
I'm one of the few who thinks that Gregg was doing just fine before he hurt his knee and went to pieces in August, and can do just fine closing or setting up Marmol. I would have rather they also signed Wood to give the team a solid trio, but it seems obvious that multi-year payroll management was a consideration. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please comment on the Kevin Gregg for Jose Ceda trade? As a Cubs fan I hate it.
(cmeindl from Madison, wi)
Wow... It seemed like a bit of a risk, in that the Cubs traded a real lively arm for a guy who is basically a generic middle reliever. Now, keep in mind that 90% of trades come to nothing, especially those for pitching prospects, but this one seems to have a higher percentage chance of being one that the Cubs come to regret. (Steven Goldman)


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