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Hong-Chih Kuo P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
11 218 292.3 13 17 13 3.73 7
Birth Date7-23-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight240 lbs
Age38 years, 2 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2005 LAN MLB 9 0 5.3 0 1 0 5 5 10 1 102 8.4 8.4 1.7 16.9 0% .400 1.88 4.48 6.75 107 4.08 87.9 0.1
2006 LAN MLB 28 5 59.7 1 5 0 54 33 71 3 95 8.1 5.0 0.5 10.7 0% .340 1.46 3.09 4.22 75 2.94 59.9 1.8
2007 LAN MLB 8 6 30.3 1 4 0 35 14 27 3 95 10.4 4.2 0.9 8.0 0% .337 1.62 4.16 7.42 102 4.52 93.5 0.4
2008 LAN MLB 42 3 80.0 5 3 1 60 21 96 4 95 6.8 2.4 0.5 10.8 0% .281 1.01 2.25 2.14 70 2.92 62.2 2.2
2009 LAN MLB 35 0 30.0 2 0 0 21 13 32 2 90 6.3 3.9 0.6 9.6 0% .253 1.13 3.28 3.00 86 3.21 68.9 0.7
2010 LAN MLB 56 0 60.0 3 2 12 29 18 73 1 88 4.4 2.7 0.2 11.0 0% .206 0.78 1.83 1.20 72 2.62 59.1 1.6
2011 LAN MLB 40 0 27.0 1 2 0 24 23 36 4 90 8.0 7.7 1.3 12.0 0% .323 1.74 5.02 9.00 100 4.10 95.3 0.2
CareerMLB21814292.313171322812734518937.03.90.610.643%.2891.212.933.73813.1968.67.0

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-
2000 SBR A+ CLF 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.99 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 VRO A+ FSL 4 4 8.0 0 1 0 11 2 8 0 12.4 2.3 0.0 9.0 0% .423 1.63 3.05 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CGA A SAL 3 0 6.0 1 0 0 8 4 10 0 12.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 0% .615 2.00 2.64 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LAN MLB NL 9 0 5.3 0 1 0 5 5 10 1 102 8.4 8.4 1.7 16.9 0% .400 1.88 4.48 6.75 107 4.08 87.9
2005 VRO A+ FSL 11 3 26.0 1 1 0 19 10 42 2 39 6.6 3.5 0.7 14.5 0% -.304 1.12 2.60 2.08 105 3.91 77.0
2005 JAX AA SOU 17 0 28.3 1 1 3 22 11 44 1 62 7.0 3.5 0.3 14.0 0% -.375 1.17 1.86 1.91 62 3.42 67.4
2006 LAN MLB NL 28 5 59.7 1 5 0 54 33 71 3 95 8.1 5.0 0.5 10.7 0% .340 1.46 3.09 4.22 75 2.94 59.9
2006 LVG AAA PCL 23 9 53.1 4 3 1 52 22 63 5 105 8.8 3.7 0.8 10.7 0% .353 1.39 3.43 3.05 84 4.21 88.3
2006 TPE wor WBC 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 36.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0% .667 4.00 -2.24 27.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 LAN MLB NL 8 6 30.3 1 4 0 35 14 27 3 95 10.4 4.2 0.9 8.0 0% .337 1.62 4.16 7.42 102 4.52 93.5
2007 LVG AAA PCL 7 5 20.0 0 1 0 18 8 28 2 110 8.1 3.6 0.9 12.6 0% .364 1.30 3.38 3.60 70 3.41 69.9
2008 LAN MLB NL 42 3 80.0 5 3 1 60 21 96 4 95 6.8 2.4 0.5 10.8 0% .281 1.01 2.25 2.14 70 2.92 62.2
2009 LAN MLB NL 35 0 30.0 2 0 0 21 13 32 2 90 6.3 3.9 0.6 9.6 0% .253 1.13 3.28 3.00 86 3.21 68.9
2009 SBR A+ CLF 4 0 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 94 6.8 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .375 0.75 1.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 75 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 0% .333 1.50 3.95 4.50 111 4.71 99.1
2009 DOD Rk AZL 3 1 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 6.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 0% .333 1.00 2.08 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 LAN MLB NL 56 0 60.0 3 2 12 29 18 73 1 88 4.4 2.7 0.2 11.0 0% .206 0.78 1.83 1.20 72 2.62 59.1
2010 SBR A+ CLF 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .000 0.00 0.72 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 LAN MLB NL 40 0 27.0 1 2 0 24 23 36 4 90 8.0 7.7 1.3 12.0 0% .323 1.74 5.02 9.00 100 4.10 95.3
2011 RCU A+ CAL 5 1 4.3 0 1 0 7 1 7 0 94 14.5 2.1 0.0 14.5 0% .538 1.85 1.40 6.23 67 4.56 93.1
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.0 5.4 0.0 16.2 0% .000 0.60 1.98 0.00 75 1.85 37.8
2013 TPE int WBC 4 0 3.3 0 1 0 5 0 4 1 13.5 0.0 2.7 10.8 0% .400 1.50 5.13 13.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TPE int WBC 4 0 3.3 0 1 0 5 0 4 1 13.5 0.0 2.7 10.8 0% .400 1.50 5.13 13.50 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1190 0.5303 0.4563 0.7366 0.6244 0.2665 0.8198 0.5168 0.2634
2009 457 0.4770 0.4726 0.7083 0.6376 0.3222 0.7698 0.5974 0.2917
2010 938 0.5224 0.4989 0.6774 0.6571 0.3259 0.7547 0.5068 0.3226
2011 525 0.4419 0.4114 0.7315 0.5948 0.2662 0.7971 0.6154 0.2685
Career31100.50520.46400.71370.63120.29250.78900.54230.2863

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
2011-05-08 2011-06-19 15-DL 42 38 General Medical Mood Disorder Anxiety Disorder -
2011-04-14 2011-05-01 15-DL 17 16 Left Low Back Strain -
2010-03-26 2010-04-22 15-DL 27 14 Right Elbow Recovery From Soreness -
2010-03-13 2010-03-26 Camp 13 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2009-04-30 2009-07-26 60-DL 87 75 Right Elbow Inflammation Degenerative Changes -
2009-02-24 2009-03-08 Camp 12 0 Left Elbow Stiffness -
2008-09-15 2008-10-09 DTD 24 13 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2008-09-02 2008-09-07 DTD 5 4 General Medical Fatigue -
2008-03-05 2008-03-08 Camp 3 0 Left Elbow Soreness Posterior Aspect -
2007-06-30 2007-10-01 60-DL 93 82 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2007-07-25
2007-03-19 2007-05-03 15-DL 45 28 Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -
2003-04-08 2003-09-05 Minors 150 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Revision - -
2000-04-11 2000-09-05 Minors 147 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SDN $
2012 SEA $500,000
2011 LAN $2,725,000
2010 LAN $950,000
2009 LAN $437,000
2008 LAN $392,000
2007 LAN $384,000
2006 LAN $327,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$5,715,500
7 yrTotal$5,715,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 114 dOctagon1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/17/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/6/12. Performance bonuses. Released by Seattle 3/19/12.
  • 1 year/$2.725M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers # 2/2/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.075M-$2.55M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 50, 55 games. $50,000 for 60 games. $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished. Non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.437M (2009). Re-signed 3/6/09.
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2008). Re-signed 2/28/08.
  • 1 year/$0.384M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3275M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 9/05.

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
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any picks for non-closers worth taking for pure K/WHIP/ERA/maybe win-stealing upside? Basically Tyler Clippard types...
(Mark from Cleveland)
Kenley Jansen #1, but his save upside will make him expensive. Clippard is good. Mike Adams, Sergio Romo (if they let him face more lefties this year and he gets more than 40 IP), Jonny Venters, Hong-Chih Kuo (if healthy), Joaquin Benoit, Grant Balfour (if he doesn't close), Matt Thornton/Addison Reed (whoever doesn't close). (Derek Carty)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's say a desperate GM is willing to take on the Wells contract in a Halladay deal at the cost of not giving up *any* serious prospects. What's the best course of action for Anthopoulos then?
(Phil S. from NJ)
Call me and say thanks for the idea, since I proposed it in June or so. This is BY FAR the best trade the Jays could make, as there's no number of prospects they can realistically get for one year of no-trade-clause Halladay that would be worth more than moving $100 million off their books over the next five seasons.

I get that you can't do it, for PR purposes, but that's the move. Halladay and Wells for David Robertson. Halladay and Wells for Hong-Chih Kuo. Halladay and Wells for Jeff Francouer. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are we any closer to getting your picks for surprise stars from each of the playoff teams?
(Frank Costanza from Queens)
It's like asking me eight questions at once. Not easy. Brett Gardner. Billy Wagner. Aubrey Huff. Erick Aybar. Chan Ho Park. Colby Rasmus. Hong-Chih Kuo. Dexter Fowler. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameAnd that's the end of the Andre Ethier era in center field.

Kind of cool to see Hong-Chih Kuo here. Not that having a setup man on an All-Star roster isn't a stretch, but given all the arm troubles he's overcome and how dominant he can be when he's healthy, I'm happy to see anything good come his way. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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