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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 121 370 12 17 2 4.57 0.5
Birth Date1-26-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 26 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
2007 SEA MLB 26 0 38.7 1 0 0 39 15 42 4 94 9.1 3.5 0.9 9.8 35% .337 1.40 3.79 3.96 87 3.65 75.6 0.8
2008 SEA MLB 47 12 118.3 5 3 2 114 48 77 13 97 8.7 3.7 1.0 5.9 41% .276 1.37 4.55 3.42 105 4.88 104.0 0.8
2009 SEA MLB 15 15 96.3 5 4 0 87 27 52 9 97 8.1 2.5 0.8 4.9 40% .252 1.18 4.23 3.74 110 4.21 90.3 1.5
2010 SEA MLB 27 20 109.3 1 10 0 141 44 49 25 98 11.6 3.6 2.1 4.0 38% .301 1.69 6.52 6.75 139 7.28 164.3 -2.6
2014 ARI MLB 6 0 7.3 0 0 0 7 4 9 0 109 8.6 4.9 0.0 11.0 30% .350 1.50 2.28 4.91 92 3.29 80.7 0.1
CareerMLB12147370.01217238813822951979.43.41.25.639%.2851.424.924.571155.25114.80.5

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-
2007 SEA MLB AL 26 0 38.7 1 0 0 39 15 42 4 94 9.1 3.5 0.9 9.8 35% .337 1.40 3.79 3.96 87 3.65 75.6
2008 SEA MLB AL 47 12 118.3 5 3 2 114 48 77 13 97 8.7 3.7 1.0 5.9 41% .276 1.37 4.55 3.42 105 4.88 104.0
2009 SEA MLB AL 15 15 96.3 5 4 0 87 27 52 9 97 8.1 2.5 0.8 4.9 40% .252 1.18 4.23 3.74 110 4.21 90.3
2010 SEA MLB AL 27 20 109.3 1 10 0 141 44 49 25 98 11.6 3.6 2.1 4.0 38% .301 1.69 6.52 6.75 139 7.28 164.3
2011 OKL AAA PCL 22 19 104.7 2 10 1 131 41 87 16 93 11.3 3.5 1.4 7.5 40% .350 1.64 5.42 6.19 0 0.00 0.0
2011 AST Rk GCL 2 2 6.7 0 1 0 9 3 7 0 91 12.2 4.1 0.0 9.5 55% .409 1.80 2.65 1.35 0 0.00 0.0
2012 IOW AAA PCL 30 8 77.7 3 6 0 75 41 62 6 91 8.7 4.8 0.7 7.2 33% .296 1.49 4.80 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
2013 PAW AAA INT 37 0 52.3 7 0 1 37 15 45 3 99 6.4 2.6 0.5 7.7 44% .236 0.99 3.14 1.55 0 0.00 0.0
2013 AUS int WBC 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 10.8 5.4 0.0 5.4 0% .333 1.80 4.23 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2014 ARI MLB NL 6 0 7.3 0 0 0 7 4 9 0 109 8.6 4.9 0.0 11.0 30% .350 1.50 2.28 4.91 92 3.29 80.7
2014 BUF AAA INT 12 0 14.0 1 0 0 10 3 11 4 105 6.4 1.9 2.6 7.1 33% .171 0.93 6.13 5.14 103 4.79 102.5
2014 LOU AAA INT 12 1 15.0 0 0 0 19 4 9 0 112 11.4 2.4 0.0 5.4 58% .365 1.53 2.94 4.20 101 4.00 85.7
2015 GIG Wnt DWL 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5.4 5.4 0.0 5.4 0% .200 1.20 3.11 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2016 BRI Wnt ABL 4 4 17.0 1 0 0 21 9 15 3 11.1 4.8 1.6 7.9 0% .346 1.76 5.97 6.35 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1895 0.5124 0.4464 0.7943 0.6169 0.2673 0.8280 0.7126 0.2057
2009 1501 0.5390 0.4677 0.8533 0.6255 0.2832 0.9071 0.7143 0.1467
2010 1809 0.5318 0.4561 0.8679 0.6331 0.2550 0.9212 0.7176 0.1321
2014 135 0.4741 0.4370 0.7627 0.6250 0.2676 0.8500 0.5789 0.2373
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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
2013-06-26 2013-07-28 Minors 32 0 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy - -
2012-04-19 2012-05-21 Minors 32 27 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-06-23 2011-08-07 Minors 45 0 Left Fingers Contusion Index Finger Bunting -
2010-07-28 2010-09-03 15-DL 37 33 Low Back Strain -
2009-04-11 2009-06-23 15-DL 73 64 Left Elbow Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2006-04-06 2006-06-02 Minors 57 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
2005-07-21 2005-07-28 Minors 7 7 Right Knee Tendonitis - -
2003-08-25 2003-09-15 Minors 21 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ARI $575,000
2013 BOS $
2012 CHN $
2011 HOU $725,000
2010 SEA $440,000
2009 SEA $420,000
2008 SEA $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,555,000
5 yrTotal$2,555,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 102 dJoe Longo1 year/$0.575M (2014)

Details
  • 2015: signed by EDA Rhinos of Taiwan 2/17/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/16/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.575M in majors. Contract selected by Arizona 3/14. DFA by Arizona 4/18/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/21/14 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Boston a free agent 2/23/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs a free agent 2/2/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2011). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/9/10. DFA by Houston 3/31/11. Re-signed by Houston as a free agent 4/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10. Non-tendered by Seattle 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/06. Re-signed by Seattle 2/07.
  • 1 year (2005). Selected by Minnesota from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/04. Signed 3/05. Returned to Seattle from Minnesota 3/05.
  • Signed by Seattle 2000 as an amateur free agent from Australia.

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 Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Ryan Rowland-Smith pitched so poorly he got lit up even in the cavernous Safeco Field, but a conversion to relief may be what he needs.
2011 Rowland-Smith, who’s known as “RRS” or “Hyphen” to linguistically lazy Mariners fans, is—stop us if you’ve heard this before—another slow-throwing, fly ball-oriented lefty who relied on Safeco Field to protect him from those big, bad opposing batters. Unlike Jason Vargas—but like Luke French—Rowland-Smith lacks the stuff to succeed even with the aid of Seattle’s spacious home park, since despite Bud Selig’s tendency to tinker with time-honored institutions of the sport (as long as doing so doesn’t detract from the all-important “human element”), it’s safe to say that road games are here to stay. Away from Safeco, the southpaw might as well have warmed up to the “1812 Overture,” since his practice pitches gave way to an aerial bombardment the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Lima Time. Rowland-Smith allowed an astonishing 19 home runs in 55 innings away from Seattle, and in light of his middling control and plummeting strikeout rate, he wasn't going to be of much use to the Mariners, and perhaps not to anyone else. This hard truth did not prevent the hapless Astros from signing Hyphen to dash into their fifth-starter scrum. Minute Maid Park is a far cry from Safeco in the way it treats fly balls aspiring to become home runs, and even though the stadium features a retractable roof, visitors holding tickets for left-field seating are advised to bring their umbrellas: it's going to be raining souvenirs on the Crawford Boxes.
2010 Rowland-Smith won the fifth starter's job in spring training but made just one start before triceps tendinitis put him on the DL for more than three months, at which point the Mariners sent him back to Tacoma to work on his command. He wasn't great there, but he succeeded in shaving his walk rate and was called back roughly a month later. In the 14 starts remaining to him he walked just 2.2 per nine innings, and logged 11 quality starts (although two were blown after the sixth inning). That more than filled the bill as far as what they were looking for by way of improvement, particularly at home where the park shielded him from the consequences of his fly-balling ways. The hyphenated Australian is still a bit of an unknown in terms of how good he might be if healthy enough to handle a full season in the rotation, but he showed enough in the second half to merit the benefit of the doubt going into 2010.
2009 The Mariners brought Rowland-Smith out of the bullpen for a spot start on July 1, and he entered the rotation for good five weeks later, posting a 3.50 ERA in 72 innings in his new role. However, Rowland-Smith didn't show the peripherals normally associated with a figure that low, and benefited from a favorable BABIP, strand rate, and homer-to-fly ball ratio. He'll begin the season in the rotation, but might be destined to spend his days as a staff tweener—possessing four pitches might make him look like a starter, but unless one of them becomes a truly plus offering, he simply won't be able to keep up appearances.
2008 Purportedly the first player in major league history with a hyphenated last name, Aussie Rowland-Smith spent the last two years in the bullpen, but was working on a conversion back to starting in winter ball. The lefty has a broad enough assortment of pitches to make it work and figures to start the season in Tacoma to see if it does.
2005 Another Australian, and another Olympic participant (he was outstanding). Rowland-Smith's bounced between starting and relieving as he's moved up the system slowly, trying to improve his delivery to make it shorter, easier and, hopefully, improve the speed on his fastball and movement on his pitches.. With the kind of stuff he offers, the split role is a little baffling; you'd think they'd want to keep him starting, if only to get him the work until he clearly forced the conversion issue much later.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your (way too) early pick for most improved team in 2010 is ____. Thanks for the chat, Jay.
(mattymatty2000 from philly, pa)
Mariners. The addition of Lee to a staff whose #2 starter was... Ryan Rowland-Smith? is huge, and nabbing Figgins while subtracting him from their chief rivals was big as well. They've still got work to do in a few other places, but that's a good start.

Boston adding Lackey and Cameron is also prety nifty. (Jay Jaffe)


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