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Kirk Saarloos PAthletics

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 165 509 29 30 2 5.02 0.4
Birth Date5-23-1979
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age40 years, 1 months, 23 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
2002 HOU MLB 17 17 85.3 6 7 0 100 27 54 12 102 10.5 2.8 1.3 5.7 0% .322 1.49 4.59 6.01 94 4.53 97.1 1.1
2003 HOU MLB 36 4 49.3 2 1 0 55 17 43 4 104 10.0 3.1 0.7 7.8 0% .338 1.46 3.50 4.93 87 3.77 79.0 0.9
2004 OAK MLB 6 5 24.3 2 1 0 27 12 10 4 105 10.0 4.4 1.5 3.7 0% .274 1.60 6.19 4.44 113 7.10 146.5 -0.4
2005 OAK MLB 29 27 159.7 10 9 0 170 54 53 11 98 9.6 3.0 0.6 3.0 0% .288 1.40 4.49 4.17 114 5.96 128.1 -0.8
2006 OAK MLB 35 16 121.3 7 7 2 149 53 52 19 100 11.1 3.9 1.4 3.9 0% .309 1.66 5.75 4.75 110 6.45 131.3 -0.9
2007 CIN MLB 34 3 42.7 1 5 0 54 19 27 8 104 11.4 4.0 1.7 5.7 0% .319 1.71 5.89 7.17 106 5.47 113.1 0.0
2008 OAK MLB 8 1 26.3 1 0 0 37 4 12 2 94 12.6 1.4 0.7 4.1 0% .350 1.56 3.68 5.47 95 3.99 85.1 0.4
CareerMLB16573509.0293025921862516010010.53.31.14.457%.3081.534.875.021055.53116.30.4

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-
2001 LEX A SAL 22 0 30.7 1 1 11 18 7 40 1 5.3 2.1 0.3 11.7 0% -.354 0.81 1.77 1.17 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HOU MLB NL 17 17 85.3 6 7 0 100 27 54 12 102 10.5 2.8 1.3 5.7 0% .322 1.49 4.59 6.01 94 4.53 97.1
2002 ROU AA TXS 13 13 83.3 10 1 0 48 21 82 1 5.2 2.3 0.1 8.9 0% .227 0.83 2.15 1.40 0 0.00 0.0
2002 NWO AAA PCL 4 2 16.0 2 0 0 12 2 19 1 6.8 1.1 0.6 10.7 0% .289 0.88 3.20 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2003 HOU MLB NL 36 4 49.3 2 1 0 55 17 43 4 104 10.0 3.1 0.7 7.8 0% .338 1.46 3.50 4.93 87 3.77 79.0
2003 NWO AAA PCL 13 7 61.3 5 0 0 54 11 34 4 7.9 1.6 0.6 5.0 0% .267 1.06 3.72 3.08 0 0.00 0.0
2004 OAK MLB AL 6 5 24.3 2 1 0 27 12 10 4 105 10.0 4.4 1.5 3.7 0% .274 1.60 6.19 4.44 113 7.10 146.5
2004 NWO AAA PCL 2 2 7.0 0 2 0 17 1 6 4 21.9 1.3 5.1 7.7 0% .448 2.57 9.65 15.43 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SAC AAA PCL 5 5 20.3 2 0 0 19 9 17 1 8.4 4.0 0.4 7.5 0% .305 1.38 3.95 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2005 OAK MLB AL 29 27 159.7 10 9 0 170 54 53 11 98 9.6 3.0 0.6 3.0 0% .288 1.40 4.49 4.17 114 5.96 128.1
2006 OAK MLB AL 35 16 121.3 7 7 2 149 53 52 19 100 11.1 3.9 1.4 3.9 0% .309 1.66 5.75 4.75 110 6.45 131.3
2007 CIN MLB NL 34 3 42.7 1 5 0 54 19 27 8 104 11.4 4.0 1.7 5.7 0% .319 1.71 5.89 7.17 106 5.47 113.1
2007 LOU AAA INT 18 5 41.0 0 2 0 47 9 28 3 83 10.3 2.0 0.7 6.1 0% .326 1.37 3.41 3.95 95 4.81 98.7
2008 OAK MLB AL 8 1 26.3 1 0 0 37 4 12 2 94 12.6 1.4 0.7 4.1 0% .350 1.56 3.68 5.47 95 3.99 85.1
2008 SAC AAA PCL 22 22 140.7 9 4 0 150 36 79 18 103 9.6 2.3 1.2 5.1 0% .286 1.32 4.94 4.22 103 4.45 91.0
2009 COH AAA INT 15 15 86.7 3 10 0 112 35 53 14 116 11.6 3.6 1.5 5.5 0% .329 1.70 5.34 5.61 120 7.09 149.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 393 0.4860 0.4656 0.8798 0.6283 0.3119 0.9667 0.7143 0.1202
Career3930.48600.46560.87980.62830.31190.96670.71430.1202

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
2009-07-06 2009-09-08 Minors 64 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2004-07-30 2004-10-04 60-DL 66 61 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs -
2004-04-24 2004-06-13 Minors 50 0 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 CIN $1,200,000
2006 OAK $354,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,554,000
2 yrTotal$1,554,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 129 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 1/14/09, 1 year (09) (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/3/08 contract purchased 8/18/08 sent outright to Triple-A 4/25/08 designated for assignment 4/23/08 contract purchased 4/14/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/16/08
  • signed as a free agent from CIN 08
  • FA 10/07 after refused sent outright to (c109 days in 07 for 4.072 total)
  • recalled 9/4/07 optioned to Triple-A 8/26/07 contract purchased 8/21/07 sent outright to Triple-A 7/27/07
  • recalled 7/7/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/28/07
  • acquired in trade from OAK 1/07
  • avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$1.2M (07) re-signed 3/06, 1 year/$0.354M (06)
  • contract purchased 4/05 sent to minor-league camp 4/05 sent outright to Triple-A 10/04 designated for assignment 10/04 recalled 6/04 acquired in trade from HOU 4/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 3/04 recalled 9/03 optioned to Triple-A 8/03 recalled 5/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 recalled 5/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 re-signed 2/03 recalled 7/02 optioned to Triple-A 6/02 contract purchased 6/02

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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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is one pitcher that you expected more out of based on their mechanical profile but never quite succeeded?
(Nick from Southern California)
Another fun one. I really thought that Phil Hughes would be more successful than he has been, but hard to fault a guy who will have at least 10 years of big-league service on his resume.

Kirk Saarloos was a guy that I thought would make an impact but fell short. Yusmeiro Petit is another one. (Doug Thorburn)


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