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Scott Downs PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 619 751.3 38 40 27 3.56 9
Birth Date3-17-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age43 years, 2 months, 7 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
2000 CHN 0 18 18 94.0 4 3 0 117 37 63 13 98 11.2 3.5 1.2 6.0 46% .338 1.64 4.85 5.17 105 5.44 104.7 0.9
2000 MON 0 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 97 15.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 63% .385 2.67 6.05 9.00 113 11.70 225.2 -0.2
2003 MON MLB 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 5 3 4 2 107 15.0 9.0 6.0 12.0 30% .375 2.67 11.97 15.00 132 8.99 188.5 -0.1
2004 MON MLB 12 12 63.0 3 6 0 79 23 38 9 92 11.3 3.3 1.3 5.4 54% .332 1.62 4.83 5.14 99 4.31 88.9 1.0
2005 TOR MLB 26 13 94.0 4 3 0 93 34 75 12 104 8.9 3.3 1.1 7.2 54% .288 1.35 4.35 4.31 97 4.38 94.3 1.2
2006 TOR MLB 59 5 77.0 6 2 1 73 30 61 9 108 8.5 3.5 1.1 7.1 56% .284 1.34 4.36 4.09 93 4.19 85.3 1.3
2007 TOR MLB 81 0 58.0 4 2 1 47 24 57 3 93 7.3 3.7 0.5 8.8 61% .286 1.22 3.30 2.17 83 3.47 71.8 1.3
2008 TOR MLB 66 0 70.7 0 3 5 54 27 57 3 99 6.9 3.4 0.4 7.3 68% .256 1.15 3.41 1.78 81 3.56 76.0 1.4
2009 TOR MLB 48 0 46.7 1 3 9 46 13 43 4 104 8.9 2.5 0.8 8.3 57% .304 1.26 3.37 3.09 84 3.80 81.5 0.7
2010 TOR MLB 67 0 61.3 5 5 0 47 14 48 3 111 6.9 2.1 0.4 7.0 59% .256 0.99 2.99 2.64 93 4.38 98.9 0.4
2011 ANA MLB 60 0 53.7 6 3 1 39 15 35 3 96 6.5 2.5 0.5 5.9 64% .218 1.01 3.32 1.34 92 3.98 92.4 0.5
2012 ANA MLB 57 0 45.7 1 1 9 43 17 32 3 95 8.5 3.4 0.6 6.3 61% .282 1.31 3.61 3.15 97 4.14 94.8 0.4
2013 ANA 0 43 0 29.3 2 3 0 26 11 22 1 96 8.0 3.4 0.3 6.8 63% .291 1.26 3.34 1.84 96 4.62 110.6 0.0
2013 ATL 0 25 0 14.0 2 1 0 19 8 15 0 101 12.2 5.1 0.0 9.6 68% .432 1.93 2.59 3.86 86 3.71 88.8 0.1
2014 CHA 0 38 0 23.7 0 2 1 24 15 22 1 103 9.1 5.7 0.4 8.4 59% .329 1.65 3.75 6.08 101 4.06 99.6 0.1
2014 KCA 0 17 0 14.3 0 2 0 12 5 3 1 101 7.5 3.1 0.6 1.9 65% .229 1.19 4.69 3.14 111 4.67 114.5 0.0
2000 TOT MLB 19 19 97.0 4 3 0 122 40 63 13 98 11.3 3.7 1.2 5.8 46% .340 1.67 4.88 5.29 105 5.63 108.4 0.7
2013 TOT MLB 68 0 43.3 4 4 0 45 19 37 1 98 9.3 3.9 0.2 7.7 65% .338 1.48 3.10 2.49 92 4.32 103.6 0.1
2014 TOT MLB 55 0 38.0 0 4 1 36 20 25 2 102 8.5 4.7 0.5 5.9 62% .288 1.47 4.10 4.97 104 4.29 105.2 0.1
CareerMLB61950751.3384027729279575671008.73.30.86.958%.2921.343.953.56944.3092.29.0

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.
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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 ROK A MDW 5 5 36.0 3 0 0 17 8 43 1 4.3 2.0 0.3 10.8 0% .213 0.69 2.18 1.25 0 0.00 0.0
1997 WPT A- NYP 5 5 23.0 0 2 0 15 7 28 0 5.9 2.7 0.0 11.0 0% .259 0.96 2.00 2.74 0 0.00 0.0
1998 DAY A+ FSL 27 27 161.7 8 9 0 179 55 117 12 10.0 3.1 0.7 6.5 0% -.908 1.45 3.99 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
1999 DAY A+ FSL 7 7 48.0 5 0 0 41 11 41 2 7.7 2.1 0.4 7.7 0% -.722 1.08 2.94 1.88 0 0.00 0.0
1999 FTM A+ FSL 2 2 9.7 0 1 0 7 6 9 0 6.5 5.6 0.0 8.4 0% -.467 1.34 3.42 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 NBR AA EAS 6 3 19.7 0 0 0 33 10 22 5 15.1 4.6 2.3 10.1 0% -.737 2.18 6.00 8.68 0 0.00 0.0
1999 WTN AA SOU 13 12 80.0 8 1 0 56 28 101 2 6.3 3.2 0.2 11.4 0% -.412 1.05 2.19 1.35 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CHN MLB NL 18 18 94.0 4 3 0 117 37 63 13 98 11.2 3.5 1.2 6.0 46% .338 1.64 4.85 5.17 105 5.44 104.7
2000 MON MLB NL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 97 15.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 63% .385 2.67 6.05 9.00 113 11.70 225.2
2002 BRV A+ FSL 7 0 9.0 0 0 1 7 2 7 0 7.0 2.0 0.0 7.0 0% .259 1.00 2.28 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 OTT AAA INT 17 0 23.3 2 1 0 31 3 15 6 12.0 1.2 2.3 5.8 0% .313 1.46 5.79 5.79 0 0.00 0.0
2003 MON MLB NL 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 5 3 4 2 107 15.0 9.0 6.0 12.0 30% .375 2.67 11.97 15.00 132 8.99 188.5
2003 EDM AAA PCL 21 21 121.7 8 9 0 119 39 54 13 8.8 2.9 1.0 4.0 0% .268 1.30 4.78 4.29 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MON MLB NL 12 12 63.0 3 6 0 79 23 38 9 92 11.3 3.3 1.3 5.4 54% .332 1.62 4.83 5.14 99 4.31 88.9
2004 EDM AAA PCL 22 22 135.3 10 6 0 143 26 67 16 9.5 1.7 1.1 4.5 0% .283 1.25 4.70 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2005 TOR MLB AL 26 13 94.0 4 3 0 93 34 75 12 104 8.9 3.3 1.1 7.2 54% .288 1.35 4.35 4.31 97 4.38 94.3
2005 SYR AAA INT 7 7 39.3 2 3 0 45 3 35 5 113 10.3 0.7 1.1 8.0 54% .339 1.22 3.30 4.81 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TOR MLB AL 59 5 77.0 6 2 1 73 30 61 9 108 8.5 3.5 1.1 7.1 56% .284 1.34 4.36 4.09 93 4.19 85.3
2007 TOR MLB AL 81 0 58.0 4 2 1 47 24 57 3 93 7.3 3.7 0.5 8.8 61% .286 1.22 3.30 2.17 83 3.47 71.8
2008 TOR MLB AL 66 0 70.7 0 3 5 54 27 57 3 99 6.9 3.4 0.4 7.3 68% .256 1.15 3.41 1.78 81 3.56 76.0
2009 TOR MLB AL 48 0 46.7 1 3 9 46 13 43 4 104 8.9 2.5 0.8 8.3 57% .304 1.26 3.37 3.09 84 3.80 81.5
2009 DUN A+ FSL 3 2 2.3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 105 11.7 3.9 0.0 7.8 44% .333 1.74 4.06 3.91 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TOR MLB AL 67 0 61.3 5 5 0 47 14 48 3 111 6.9 2.1 0.4 7.0 59% .256 0.99 2.99 2.64 93 4.38 98.9
2011 ANA MLB AL 60 0 53.7 6 3 1 39 15 35 3 96 6.5 2.5 0.5 5.9 64% .218 1.01 3.32 1.34 92 3.98 92.4
2011 SBR A+ CAL 2 1 2.0 1 1 0 5 1 1 0 90 22.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 50% .500 3.00 4.44 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ANA MLB AL 57 0 45.7 1 1 9 43 17 32 3 95 8.5 3.4 0.6 6.3 61% .282 1.31 3.61 3.15 97 4.14 94.8
2013 ANA MLB AL 43 0 29.3 2 3 0 26 11 22 1 96 8.0 3.4 0.3 6.8 63% .291 1.26 3.34 1.84 96 4.62 110.6
2013 ATL MLB NL 25 0 14.0 2 1 0 19 8 15 0 101 12.2 5.1 0.0 9.6 68% .432 1.93 2.59 3.86 86 3.71 88.8
2014 CHA MLB AL 38 0 23.7 0 2 1 24 15 22 1 103 9.1 5.7 0.4 8.4 59% .329 1.65 3.75 6.08 101 4.06 99.6
2014 KCA MLB AL 17 0 14.3 0 2 0 12 5 3 1 101 7.5 3.1 0.6 1.9 65% .229 1.19 4.69 3.14 111 4.67 114.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 989 0.3802 0.4237 0.7828 0.5638 0.3377 0.8774 0.6860 0.2172
2009 698 0.4900 0.4670 0.7577 0.5789 0.3596 0.8687 0.5859 0.2423
2010 921 0.4843 0.4104 0.8201 0.5493 0.2800 0.9224 0.6316 0.1799
2011 787 0.3964 0.4257 0.8090 0.5769 0.3263 0.8944 0.7097 0.1910
2012 704 0.4148 0.4574 0.7640 0.6096 0.3495 0.8708 0.6319 0.2360
2013 704 0.3509 0.4233 0.7517 0.5951 0.3304 0.8980 0.6093 0.2483
2014 685 0.3825 0.4336 0.7946 0.6679 0.2884 0.9371 0.5902 0.2054
Career54880.41490.43280.78470.58800.32360.89550.63880.2153

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
2014-08-03 2014-08-28 15-DL 25 23 - Neck Stiffness -
2013-09-08 2013-09-13 DTD 5 5 Right Fingers Fracture Tip of Non-throwing Hand While Fielding Ball - -
2013-05-10 2013-05-11 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Soreness - -
2013-05-02 2013-05-05 DTD 3 3 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
2012-07-28 2012-08-18 15-DL 21 20 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2012-06-11 2012-06-19 DTD 8 7 - Trunk Soreness - -
2012-05-07 2012-05-12 DTD 5 4 Left Knee Contusion - -
2012-04-13 2012-04-16 DTD 3 3 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-08-20 2011-08-27 DTD 7 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-04-14 2011-04-29 15-DL 15 13 General Medical Gastrointestinal Virus -
2011-03-22 2011-04-11 15-DL 20 9 Left Recovery From Fracture Big Toe -
2011-03-09 2011-03-22 Camp 13 0 Left Fracture Big Toe -
2009-09-17 2009-10-05 DTD 18 16 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-02 2009-08-24 15-DL 22 18 Left Sprain Big Toe -
2009-06-17 2009-07-08 15-DL 21 19 Left Sprain Big Toe Injured Pushing Out of Batters Box Running -
2009-05-27 2009-05-27 DTD 0 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-02-18 2009-03-21 Camp 31 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-09-13 2008-09-28 15-DL 15 14 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-08-14 2008-08-21 DTD 7 5 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-04-26 2008-04-30 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-09-23 2007-09-26 DTD 3 3 Low Back Strain -
2007-09-16 2007-09-18 DTD 2 2 Right Foot Arthritis Gout -
2006-03-29 2006-04-07 Camp 9 3 Right Knee Soreness -
2002-08-04 2002-09-07 Minors 34 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2002-04-01 2002-06-10 60-DL 70 62 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-03-24
2001-03-31 2001-09-30 60-DL 183 155 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-03-24
2000-08-09 2000-10-02 15-DL 54 53 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
1997-07-04 1997-07-11 Minors 7 0 Left Elbow Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $
2014 CHA $3,750,000
2013 ANA $5,000,000
2012 ANA $5,000,000
2011 ANA $5,000,000
2010 TOR $4,000,000
2009 TOR $3,750,000
2008 TOR $2,250,000
2007 TOR $1,025,000
2006 TOR $705,000
2003 MON $300,000
2002 MON $225,000
2001 MON $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$31,230,000
12 yrTotal$31,230,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 121 dGreg Landry1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/20/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Released by Cleveland 3/30/15.
  • 1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Chicago White Sox 1/2/14. 14:$3.75M, 15:$4.25M club option, $0.25M buyout. DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/26/14. Released by Chicago White Sox 7/3/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/6/14 (pro-rated Major League minimum salary).
  • 3 years/$15M (2011-13). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/10/10. Estimated salaries: 11:$5M, 12:$5M, 13:$5M. Performance bonuses: $1M based on GF. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 7/29/13.
  • 3 years/$10M (2008-10). Re-signed by Toronto 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration). 08:$2.25M, 09:$3.75M, 10:$4M.
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2007). Re-signed by Toronto 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.925M). Performance bonuses: $10,000 for 70 games, $15,000 for 75 games.
  • 1 year/$0.705M (2006). Re-signed by Toronto 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2005). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 5/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Montreal 6/04. Optioned to Triple-A 7/04. Recalled 8/04. Released by Montreal 11/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M. Re-signed by Montreal 1/03 (split contract, $177,750 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 3/03, 8/03. DFA 8/03.
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2002). Re-signed by Montreal 2/02.
  • 1 year (2001). Re-signed by Montreal 2/01.
  • 1 year (2000). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/00. Acquired by Montreal in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/00.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Minnesota 5/99.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/98.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 1997 (3-94) (University of Kentucky).

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
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Jordan Walden regain the closer role with Scott Downs (and Hawkins) getting injured? Did Scioscia overreact in removing him the role to begin with?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Walden will probably regain the job at some point, if only by default. I enjoyed Sam Miller's piece on Walden's removal. Keep in mind, the Angels liked Walden enough to throw him in the role to begin with. Maybe a few rotten outings changed their mind, but I think it was designed to be a temporary fix and a sign that no job is safe. That's sort of silly, of course, because they aren't going to bench Pujols or Aybar, but baseball teams do weird things for the sake of shaking things up all the time. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which set up man is most likely to assume closing duties in 2012? Scott Downs (Walden-shaky performance) Joel Peralta (Farny-shaky elbow) Joaquin Benoit (Valverde-shaky law of averages)
(PepeShady from StPaul)
I'd bank on Benoit, because he's one with the true closer stuff, and yeah, I don't trust Valverde. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think the first closer to lose his job will be?
(mef from Brooklyn, NY)
There's still some jobs that aren't totally decided yet, and most guys who have to wait this long to claim the gig usually have a pretty short leash. Among those who we know will start the year at closer, I've got to go with Fernando Rodney of the Angels, who's just not that good and has a few guys behind him, even with Scott Downs' injury. I particularly like Jordan Walden there.

Honorable mention goes to Francisco Cordero, who's declining and can't possibly fend off Aroldis Chapman all year. (Mike Petriello)
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)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Trade Stephen Drew, Austin Jackson and Budd Norris for David Freese, Scott Downs and CJ Wilson? In a dynasty league and have no relief pitching
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I don't usually answer fantasy questions, but you do know that the Rangers are going to try Wilson in the rotation this spring, right? Even if he does go back to the pen, seems to me you're overpaying. (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Andrew Bailey or Scott Downs have the skills to hold down end-game duties, or will their closer jobs ultimately settle with more talented pitchers?
(cjkrawczyk from Milwaukee)
I'm one of those people who thinks either have the talent, because while I'd agree with the comment that some people can *not* close (a nation turns its eyes to Ron Davis), there are many who can, with or without fun facial hair or choice theme music. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays closer next season, BJ Ryan, Scott Downs, Dustin McGowan or other?
(Bill from Toronto)
Ryan. (Joe Sheehan)


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