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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
11 222 189 10 5 0 5.14 -0
Birth Date4-21-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age40 years, 10 months, 27 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 SFN MLB 24 0 22.7 2 0 0 15 13 19 0 94 6.0 5.2 0.0 7.5 30% .238 1.24 3.03 1.59 110 4.84 104.2 0.2
2006 SFN MLB 24 0 19.3 0 1 0 31 7 15 4 94 14.4 3.3 1.9 7.0 29% .370 1.97 5.64 8.38 120 6.92 141.0 -0.3
2007 SFN MLB 63 0 50.0 3 1 0 44 29 51 4 97 7.9 5.2 0.7 9.2 35% .292 1.46 3.97 5.40 107 4.90 101.4 0.3
2008 SFN MLB 67 0 48.0 3 2 0 57 24 39 5 95 10.7 4.5 0.9 7.3 41% .331 1.69 4.45 4.88 104 4.55 97.0 0.4
2009 PHI MLB 24 0 29.3 1 1 0 38 20 19 3 97 11.7 6.1 0.9 5.8 42% .354 1.98 5.33 4.91 114 6.67 143.0 -0.5
2010 LAN 0 3 0 0.3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 79 27.0 81.0 0.0 0.0 67% .333 12.00 30.10 27.00 126 1.54 34.8 0.0
2010 PIT 0 17 0 19.3 1 0 0 22 8 17 3 90 10.2 3.7 1.4 7.9 46% .317 1.55 4.60 6.05 122 5.78 130.6 -0.2
2010 TOT MLB 20 0 19.7 1 0 0 23 11 17 3 90 10.5 5.0 1.4 7.8 47% .317 1.73 5.03 6.41 122 5.71 129.0 -0.2
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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-
1999 SLO A- NWN 7 6 28.7 3 2 0 26 10 36 1 8.2 3.1 0.3 11.3 0% -.532 1.25 3.04 2.51 0 0.00 0.0
2000 SJO A+ CLF 10 2 26.3 2 2 1 23 17 22 0 7.9 5.8 0.0 7.5 0% -.590 1.52 3.95 4.11 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SJO A+ CLF 14 14 65.7 4 4 0 62 29 72 7 8.5 4.0 1.0 9.9 0% -.509 1.39 4.27 4.11 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NRW AA EAS 34 12 75.7 0 6 0 78 45 46 7 9.3 5.4 0.8 5.5 0% .291 1.62 5.24 5.71 0 0.00 0.0
2004 NRW AA EAS 14 10 58.0 3 1 0 47 16 55 5 7.3 2.5 0.8 8.5 0% .264 1.09 3.30 2.48 0 0.00 0.0
2004 FRE AAA PCL 18 9 53.3 4 7 0 71 32 44 14 12.0 5.4 2.4 7.4 0% .329 1.93 7.24 9.29 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SFN MLB NL 24 0 22.7 2 0 0 15 13 19 0 94 6.0 5.2 0.0 7.5 30% .238 1.24 3.03 1.59 110 4.84 104.2
2005 FRE AAA PCL 44 0 49.3 3 0 10 30 24 62 3 76 5.5 4.4 0.5 11.3 47% .245 1.10 3.30 1.64 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SFN MLB NL 24 0 19.3 0 1 0 31 7 15 4 94 14.4 3.3 1.9 7.0 29% .370 1.97 5.64 8.38 120 6.92 141.0
2006 FRE AAA PCL 45 0 49.0 6 7 14 49 17 68 5 102 9.0 3.1 0.9 12.5 46% .402 1.35 3.05 3.67 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SFN MLB NL 63 0 50.0 3 1 0 44 29 51 4 97 7.9 5.2 0.7 9.2 35% .292 1.46 3.97 5.40 107 4.90 101.4
2008 SFN MLB NL 67 0 48.0 3 2 0 57 24 39 5 95 10.7 4.5 0.9 7.3 41% .331 1.69 4.45 4.88 104 4.55 97.0
2009 PHI MLB NL 24 0 29.3 1 1 0 38 20 19 3 97 11.7 6.1 0.9 5.8 42% .354 1.98 5.33 4.91 114 6.67 143.0
2009 LEH AAA INT 20 0 21.7 0 2 2 16 10 15 1 101 6.6 4.1 0.4 6.2 41% .238 1.20 3.75 2.07 0 0.00 0.0
2010 LAN MLB NL 3 0 0.3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 79 27.0 81.0 0.0 0.0 67% .333 12.00 30.10 27.00 126 1.54 34.8
2010 PIT MLB NL 17 0 19.3 1 0 0 22 8 17 3 90 10.2 3.7 1.4 7.9 46% .317 1.55 4.60 6.05 122 5.78 130.6
2010 ALT AA EAS 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 87 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 50% .333 1.50 2.85 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 10 0 10.0 0 0 2 7 0 4 4 119 6.3 0.0 3.6 3.6 53% .100 0.70 7.98 3.60 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 870 0.4862 0.4414 0.7578 0.6407 0.2528 0.8339 0.5752 0.2422
2009 560 0.4661 0.4161 0.7854 0.6054 0.2508 0.8671 0.6133 0.2146
2010 360 0.4389 0.4222 0.7500 0.6203 0.2673 0.8061 0.6481 0.2500
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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
2010-05-18 2010-06-02 15-DL 15 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-09-05 2009-10-04 DTD 29 29 Mid Back Strain -
2007-09-04 2007-09-16 DTD 12 10 Left Shoulder Strain -
2007-03-14 2007-03-25 Camp 11 0 Ankle Contusion -
2002-04-05 2002-09-10 Minors 158 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-02-28 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 PIT $835,000
2009 PHI $835,000
2008 SFN $400,500
2007 SFN $382,000
2006 SFN $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,782,500
5 yrTotal$2,782,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 101 d1 year/$0.835M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.835M (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/23/09 (minor-league contract). $0.835M salary if Taschner makes Opening Day roster. $0.465M in performance bonuses based on appearances. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/4/10. DFA by Pittsburgh 6/9/10 (refused assignment 6/19/10). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/28/10 (minor-league contract). DFA by LA Dodgers 8/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.835M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Francisco 3/27/09. DFA by Philadelphia 7/3/09, sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/09. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2008). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by San Francisco 6/05.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 1999 (2-75) (Wisconsin-Oshkosh).

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
2010 If you're a lefty specialist who can't consistently get lefties, chances are your name is Jack Taschner.
2009 The arrival of Hinshaw made Taschner the second lefty in the Giants pen. That didnít go so well. From May 8 through the end of the season, nearly half of Taschnerís inherited runners came around to score, he blew four saves in the first three weeks of August, and his second half ERA swelled to 8.24 as opponents hit .380/.429/.598 against him. A high opponentsí batting average on balls in play can be blamed for some of that, but not all. With the arrival of Jeremy Affeldt, Taschner may be out of a job.
2008 An odd BABIP split hides the fact that Taschner has been pretty effective against hitters on both sides of the plate over his career, striking out 20.1 percent of righties and 19.4 percent of lefties. That BABIP quirk-lefties hit .377 off of him on balls in play last year-cost him a set-up job. Taschner doesn't need to be limited to LOOGY status, but lefty relievers who throw complete or multiple innings are another species of pitcher that has been forced into extinction.
2007 Taschner opened 2006 with the Giants, but when he retired just seven of the first 21 batters he faced, he was sent to the Valley. Things were better after that; Taschner posted a 3.65 ERA in Fresno, and then a 4.20 after his August recall. Better isn`t the same as good; Taschner failed to pitch as well as he had in 2005, when he finally proved himself healthy after years of injuries. If you can endure our making one more remark about high fly-ball rates, check out Taschner`s. Right-handed hitters batted .400/.456/.760 with four home runs in 50 at-bats against him; between his inability to keep the ball down and the natural advantage that righties have over lefties, Taschner turned every righty who faced him into Jimmie Foxx on a hot streak. On the--pardon the expression--other hand, Taschner limited fellow lefties to .275/.318/.275. Though this would tend to paint Taschner as a future LOOGY, this is all small-sample stuff. He had a reverse split in another small major league sample in 2005, and another at Fresno in 2006. Crafting a role for him is going to be difficult.
2006 Taschner was a 2nd rounder in 1999 whose development was curtailed by shoulder surgery in `99, a nerve procedure in `01, and Tommy John surgery in `02. Taschner`s fastball is finally back up to 95 mph, and it looks like his hard-breaking slider is good enough to strike out major leaguers. Health should be a sure thing as he`s pretty much run out of things that can go wrong--with his arm, anyway.

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