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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
4 124 183.3 10 13 0 4.07 0.5
Birth Date3-1-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age36 years, 4 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2009 SLN MLB 30 0 40.0 4 0 0 29 15 20 2 91 6.5 3.4 0.5 4.5 0% .221 1.10 3.90 2.03 106 5.16 110.6 0.0
2010 SLN MLB 45 8 90.3 4 8 0 113 35 61 15 90 11.3 3.5 1.5 6.1 0% .331 1.64 5.13 4.98 107 5.38 121.5 -0.3
2011 LAN MLB 49 0 53.0 2 5 0 45 17 43 6 93 7.6 2.9 1.0 7.3 0% .255 1.17 3.80 4.08 93 3.46 80.5 0.8
CareerMLB1248183.3101301876712423919.23.31.16.151%.2871.394.484.071034.78107.30.5

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2009 SLN MLB NL 30 0 40.0 4 0 0 29 15 20 2 91 6.5 3.4 0.5 4.5 0% .221 1.10 3.90 2.03 106 5.16 110.6
2010 SLN MLB NL 45 8 90.3 4 8 0 113 35 61 15 90 11.3 3.5 1.5 6.1 0% .331 1.64 5.13 4.98 107 5.38 121.5
2011 LAN MLB NL 49 0 53.0 2 5 0 45 17 43 6 93 7.6 2.9 1.0 7.3 0% .255 1.17 3.80 4.08 93 3.46 80.5
2011 RCU A+ CAL 4 4 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 102 4.5 2.3 0.0 11.3 0% .222 0.75 2.19 2.25 80 2.51 51.2
2012 RCU A+ CAL 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 101 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .167 0.50 1.80 4.50 88 2.51 52.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 547 0.4680 0.4333 0.8481 0.5859 0.2990 0.9267 0.7126 0.1519
2010 1475 0.4766 0.4495 0.8100 0.6245 0.2902 0.8656 0.7009 0.1900
2011 865 0.5214 0.4925 0.7418 0.6430 0.3285 0.8276 0.5588 0.2582
Career28870.48840.45930.79680.62270.30330.86580.66050.2032

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2012-07-02 2012-07-02 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Capsule 2012-08-23 -
2012-03-27 2012-10-04 60-DL 191 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Scar Tissue + Bone Spur + Infection 2012-02-07 -
2012-02-07 2012-03-27 Camp 49 0 Right Elbow Surgery Infection From First Surgery 2012-02-07 -
2012-01-11 2012-01-11 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Scar Tissue and Bone Spur 2012-01-12 -
2011-05-10 2011-05-10 On-Alr 0 0 Hip Impingement -
2011-05-10 2011-06-06 15-DL 27 24 Right Hip Impingement Labrum -
2010-09-26 2010-10-04 DTD 8 8 Face Laceration Batted Ball -
2010-05-20 2010-05-27 DTD 7 6 Groin Soreness -
2010-03-28 2010-04-03 Camp 6 0 Right Groin Strain -
2010-02-27 2010-03-07 Camp 8 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2008-05-28 2008-07-28 Minors 61 0 Knee Sprain MCL -
2007-08-23 2007-09-03 Minors 11 0 - Sprain - -
2005-04-07 2005-07-02 Minors 86 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Loose Bodies 2004-07-03
2004-07-03 2004-09-13 Minors 72 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Loose Bodies 2004-07-03
2003-07-25 2003-07-25 Minors 0 0 Ankle Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 LAN $495,000
2011 LAN $426,000
2010 SLN $402,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,323,000
3 yrTotal$1,323,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 108 dScott Boras1 year/$0.495M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 10/11/12 (refused assignment 10/13/12).
  • 1 year/$0.426M (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from St. Louis 11/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/30/09. Award bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/06. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/07.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2001 (28-854) (Belleview CC, Wash.) (draft-and-follow). $1.475M signing bonus.

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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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 In Hawksworth, the Dodgers managed to get something for almost nothing, flipping Ryan Theriot shortly before the 2010 nontender deadline and receiving this heat-throwing hurler in return. Used primarily in a low-leverage capacity, he showed much-improved command of his 93-96 mph sinker, curve, and changeup, enabling him to post by far the best strikeout and walk rates of his young career. If he can maintain his health and command, he merits a shot at a larger role.
2011 On September 25, Hawksworth’s last outing of the season ended when Sam Fuld lined a shot off the side of his face. The Cardinals reliever got up and walked off under his own power, a “hockey tough” moment befitting a man whose name sounds more like a Canucks defenseman than a reliever, and whose grandfather was instrumental in bringing the Winter Olympics to Vancouver. Unfortunately, that play was also a perfect analogy for Hawksworth’s season, as National League hitters spent the summer hitting Hawksworth hard and driving him out of the park. The good news is that he improved his strikeout rate, and if he can keep his changeup down and lower his home-run rate—a task that should be rendered easier by his November change of address to Chavez Ravine—he might settle in as a serviceable swingman, but nothing more.
2010 Per FRA, Hawksworth was the second most effective reliever in the Birdpen behind Franklin, at 2.45, but he was also the reliever La Russa preferred to use when down by a few runs. It's not hard to see why: Hawksworth's pure decepticon material, relying heavily on selling his changeup. Right-handers loaded up and lost, lefties could work him, and there's not a lot to suggest he'll be a reliable contributor until he finds something else to distract hitters with.
2009 In the last two seasons, Blake Hawksworth has gotten repeatedly torched at Triple-A, but te Cards remain hopeful, and are still carrying him on the 40-man.
2008 Three years removed from labrum surgery, Blake Hawksworth finally reached Triple-A last season and was ineffective all year long
2007 Blake Hawksworth has made some nice strides since labrum surgery in 2004, but his strikeout rate hasn`t come all the way back just yet. He`s got a good curve and change and lots of movement on his fastball.
2005 Loads of potential and easily the coolest name since Dack Rambo. The problem, however, is that Hawksworth is trying to fight his way through a serious and confounding shoulder malady. He was shut down early in the season because of poor circulation in his shoulder. At this juncture, his future is quite uncertain. What is certain is that even if he does manage to return to form one of these days, he'll have a permanent red flag attached.
2004 His name calls to mind a Bond villain, pro wrestler or member of the House of Lords. Which is to say, it's a fairly cool name. His pitching isn't so bad, either. He's pitched as high as the FSL and has been strong at every stop. He has a plus fastball and change, but needs to refine his breaking stuff. His mechanics aren't the best, which certainly raises injury concerns for the future. But if there's a pitcher in the entire system that has front-of-the-rotation potential, it's Hawksworth. He'll likely start 2004 in Double-A.

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