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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 440 423 23 23 27 3.91 4.9
Birth Date10-20-1980
Height6' 6"
Weight240 lbs
Age38 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2006 NYA MLB 12 0 11.0 0 0 1 8 5 6 2 108 6.5 4.1 1.6 4.9 0% .200 1.18 5.82 4.09 113 5.81 118.3 0.0
2007 NYA MLB 9 0 9.3 0 0 2 6 7 7 0 104 5.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 0% .222 1.39 4.05 5.79 111 5.70 117.9 0.0
2008 NYA MLB 60 0 57.7 5 3 0 52 29 63 7 102 8.1 4.5 1.1 9.8 0% .298 1.40 4.21 3.59 93 3.83 81.6 1.0
2009 CLE 0 22 0 24.7 1 2 0 19 14 22 3 101 6.9 5.1 1.1 8.0 0% .242 1.34 4.87 4.38 100 4.09 87.7 0.3
2009 NYA 0 25 0 25.7 3 1 0 23 14 18 5 113 8.1 4.9 1.8 6.3 0% .234 1.44 6.36 5.96 126 6.89 147.8 -0.5
2010 FLO MLB 48 0 48.0 3 3 0 32 29 54 5 91 6.0 5.4 0.9 10.1 0% .241 1.27 4.08 3.75 92 3.52 79.5 0.8
2011 PIT MLB 79 0 71.0 2 4 1 54 34 79 6 98 6.8 4.3 0.8 10.0 0% .264 1.24 3.46 3.80 96 3.50 81.3 1.0
2012 MIL MLB 72 0 67.0 5 4 1 61 40 79 5 108 8.2 5.4 0.7 10.6 0% .322 1.51 3.62 3.63 91 3.62 83.1 0.9
2013 DET 0 25 0 19.7 0 1 2 16 8 16 2 101 7.3 3.7 0.9 7.3 0% .241 1.22 4.14 3.20 100 4.07 97.5 0.1
2013 HOU 0 42 0 43.0 0 4 19 29 14 44 4 101 6.1 2.9 0.8 9.2 0% .240 1.00 3.42 2.93 93 3.13 74.9 0.8
2014 CHN 0 12 0 13.3 0 1 0 12 11 13 2 98 8.1 7.4 1.4 8.8 0% .286 1.73 6.25 8.10 115 3.72 91.2 0.1
2014 HOU 0 34 0 32.7 4 0 1 25 16 37 4 97 6.9 4.4 1.1 10.2 0% .256 1.26 3.95 3.03 102 3.55 87.1 0.4
2009 TOT MLB 47 0 50.3 4 3 0 42 28 40 8 107 7.5 5.0 1.4 7.2 0% .000 1.39 5.63 5.19 113 5.52 118.4 -0.2
2013 TOT MLB 67 0 62.7 0 5 21 45 22 60 6 101 6.5 3.2 0.9 8.6 0% .000 1.07 3.64 3.02 95 3.42 82.0 0.9
2014 TOT MLB 46 0 46.0 4 1 1 37 27 50 6 98 7.2 5.3 1.2 9.8 0% .000 1.39 4.62 4.50 106 3.60 88.3 0.5
CareerMLB4400423.0232327337221438451017.24.71.09.342%.2661.324.143.91983.9188.54.9

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 PRI Rk APL 14 14 60.7 3 5 0 74 50 48 5 11.0 7.4 0.7 7.1 0% -.663 2.04 6.25 7.12 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CSC A SAL 20 20 106.7 8 8 0 125 41 102 7 10.5 3.5 0.6 8.6 0% -.787 1.56 3.59 4.81 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Esc Wnt DWL 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% -3.000 1.50 2.73 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 BAK A+ CLF 27 27 153.0 9 8 0 163 55 138 13 9.6 3.2 0.8 8.1 0% -.728 1.42 4.13 4.53 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt DWL 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 8.4 4.2 0.0 6.3 0% -.800 1.40 4.49 2.09 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HUD A- NYP 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 2 5 7 0 2.6 6.4 0.0 9.0 0% .125 1.00 3.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BAK A+ CLF 11 11 59.0 3 4 0 77 30 57 10 11.7 4.6 1.5 8.7 0% .366 1.81 5.58 5.34 0 0.00 0.0
2003 ORL AA SOU 27 22 130.3 6 9 0 108 53 118 11 7.5 3.7 0.8 8.2 0% .267 1.24 3.71 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
2003 DUR AAA INT 3 0 5.3 0 0 0 9 1 3 2 15.3 1.7 3.4 5.1 0% .350 1.89 8.19 8.49 0 0.00 0.0
2003 esc Wnt DWL 13 0 16.3 0 2 1 18 6 9 0 9.9 3.3 0.0 5.0 0% -1.200 1.47 3.11 2.76 0 0.00 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt AFL 12 0 19.3 2 1 0 27 10 9 1 12.6 4.7 0.5 4.2 0% -1.300 1.92 5.57 6.06 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MNT AA SOU 3 3 10.0 1 0 0 10 7 6 2 9.0 6.3 1.8 5.4 0% .258 1.70 6.65 6.30 0 0.00 0.0
2004 DUR AAA INT 30 10 84.3 6 5 0 101 33 63 9 10.8 3.5 1.0 6.7 0% .341 1.59 4.57 5.34 0 0.00 0.0
2005 OKL AAA PCL 57 0 61.7 3 5 24 63 33 72 4 27 9.2 4.8 0.6 10.5 0% -.532 1.56 3.72 3.79 81 4.22 83.2
2006 NYA MLB AL 12 0 11.0 0 0 1 8 5 6 2 108 6.5 4.1 1.6 4.9 0% .200 1.18 5.82 4.09 113 5.81 118.3
2006 COH AAA INT 50 0 59.0 5 3 21 49 19 68 3 96 7.5 2.9 0.5 10.4 0% .297 1.15 2.45 2.44 74 3.29 69.0
2007 NYA MLB AL 9 0 9.3 0 0 2 6 7 7 0 104 5.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 0% .222 1.39 4.05 5.79 111 5.70 117.9
2007 TAM A+ FSL 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 104 0.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 0% .000 0.67 1.97 0.00 72 2.43 49.9
2007 SWB AAA INT 12 0 16.0 2 0 4 17 7 17 1 93 9.6 3.9 0.6 9.6 0% .348 1.50 3.73 4.50 81 4.00 82.1
2007 YAN Rk GCL 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 108 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .286 1.00 2.44 0.00 97 5.02 103.0
2007 ESC Wnt DWL 9 0 8.7 0 0 2 4 4 13 0 4.1 4.1 0.0 13.4 0% .235 0.92 1.45 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NYA MLB AL 60 0 57.7 5 3 0 52 29 63 7 102 8.1 4.5 1.1 9.8 0% .298 1.40 4.21 3.59 93 3.83 81.6
2008 SWB AAA INT 13 0 13.0 0 0 9 8 4 21 1 87 5.5 2.8 0.7 14.5 0% .280 0.92 2.47 1.38 54 1.93 39.5
2009 CLE MLB AL 22 0 24.7 1 2 0 19 14 22 3 101 6.9 5.1 1.1 8.0 0% .242 1.34 4.87 4.38 100 4.09 87.7
2009 NYA MLB AL 25 0 25.7 3 1 0 23 14 18 5 113 8.1 4.9 1.8 6.3 0% .234 1.44 6.36 5.96 126 6.89 147.8
2009 COH AAA INT 7 0 7.0 0 1 0 3 2 9 1 110 3.9 2.6 1.3 11.6 0% .167 0.71 3.29 1.29 81 2.88 60.7
2010 FLO MLB NL 48 0 48.0 3 3 0 32 29 54 5 91 6.0 5.4 0.9 10.1 0% .241 1.27 4.08 3.75 92 3.52 79.5
2010 NWO AAA PCL 24 0 29.3 1 1 2 34 15 37 2 10.4 4.6 0.6 11.4 0% .395 1.67 3.47 4.61 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PIT MLB NL 79 0 71.0 2 4 1 54 34 79 6 98 6.8 4.3 0.8 10.0 0% .264 1.24 3.46 3.80 96 3.50 81.3
2012 MIL MLB NL 72 0 67.0 5 4 1 61 40 79 5 108 8.2 5.4 0.7 10.6 0% .322 1.51 3.62 3.63 91 3.62 83.1
2013 DET MLB AL 25 0 19.7 0 1 2 16 8 16 2 101 7.3 3.7 0.9 7.3 0% .241 1.22 4.14 3.20 100 4.07 97.5
2013 HOU MLB AL 42 0 43.0 0 4 19 29 14 44 4 101 6.1 2.9 0.8 9.2 0% .240 1.00 3.42 2.93 93 3.13 74.9
2013 DOM int WBC 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 10.8 0.0 0.0 16.2 0% .500 1.20 3.63 10.80 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CHN MLB NL 12 0 13.3 0 1 0 12 11 13 2 98 8.1 7.4 1.4 8.8 0% .286 1.73 6.25 8.10 115 3.72 91.2
2014 HOU MLB AL 34 0 32.7 4 0 1 25 16 37 4 97 6.9 4.4 1.1 10.2 0% .256 1.26 3.95 3.03 102 3.55 87.1
2014 TEN AA SOU 4 1 4.7 2 0 0 1 2 3 0 106 1.9 3.9 0.0 5.8 0% .083 0.64 3.18 0.00 101 2.97 63.0
2014 OKL AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 0% .333 1.00 1.19 0.00 66 2.89 61.2
2015 FRE AAA PCL 18 0 19.0 0 1 0 23 8 16 2 10.9 3.8 0.9 7.6 0% .333 1.63 5.01 5.68 103 4.93 108.1
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 6 0 4.0 0 1 0 9 1 2 0 20.3 2.3 0.0 4.5 0% .529 2.50 2.43 4.50 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 984 0.4685 0.4096 0.7916 0.6030 0.2390 0.8561 0.6480 0.2084
2009 892 0.5045 0.3969 0.8220 0.5844 0.2059 0.8745 0.6703 0.1780
2010 820 0.4915 0.3890 0.7304 0.5509 0.2326 0.8063 0.5567 0.2696
2011 1215 0.5152 0.3984 0.7603 0.5240 0.2649 0.8201 0.6346 0.2397
2012 1300 0.4623 0.3754 0.7439 0.5358 0.2375 0.8075 0.6205 0.2561
2013 1003 0.4746 0.4038 0.7457 0.5588 0.2638 0.8120 0.6187 0.2543
2014 838 0.4964 0.3854 0.7616 0.5625 0.2109 0.8590 0.5056 0.2384
Career70520.48680.39370.76400.55750.23840.83150.61170.2360

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
2014-04-25 2014-05-14 15-DL 19 17 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-07-05 2013-07-06 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Contusion Little Finger From Batted Ball - -
2012-06-18 2012-06-23 DTD 5 4 - Groin Soreness - -
2012-06-03 2012-06-06 DTD 3 2 - Groin Soreness - -
2007-03-23 2007-08-14 60-DL 144 118 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2007-03-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 CHN $3,850,000
2013 HOU $1,850,000
2012 MIL $2,000,000
2010 FLO $550,000
2009 FLO $432,975
2007 NYA $382,475
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$9,065,450
7 yrTotal$9,065,450

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 124 dBryce Dixon1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 2/10/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.6M in majors. Released by Atlanta 3/19/15. Signed by Houston as a free agent 5/15/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/13. 14:$3.85M, 15:$5.5M club option ($0.15M buyout). $0.75M in performance bonuses based on games finished. DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/3/14. Released by Chicago Cubs 6/10/14. Signed by Houston as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Houston 6/26/14.
  • 1 year/$2M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/18/12. 13:$1.85M, 14:$3.25M club option, $0.15M buyout. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. 2014 option may increase $0.75M-$2.25M based on 2013 games finished (increased by $0.75M to $4M with 45 games finished). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Houston 7/29/13. Detroit declined 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$2M (2012). Lost arbitration with Milwaukee 2/14/12 ($2.375M-$2M). Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/30/12 (refused assignment 11/1/12).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/18/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 3/31/11. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Pittsburgh 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2010). Signed by Florida as a free agent 1/29/10 (minor-league contract). $0.55M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Florida 4/3/10. DFA by Florida 4/14/10. Contract purchased by Florida 6/25/10. Non-tendered by Florida 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$432,975 (2009). Re-signed by Yankees 2/09 ($215,842 in minors). Acquired by Cleveland in trade 6/24/09 after being DFA by Yankees 6/16/09. DFA by Cleveland 8/4/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/09. Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/1/09. Non-tendered by Cleveland 12/12/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08.
  • 1 year/$382,475 (2007). Re-signed by NY Yankees 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 6/06.
  • Signed 1998 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did any team do better than the Astros at the deadline? Seems like they turned a reliever pretending to be a starter, a low-tier closer and a fourth outfielder into a good OF prospect, a solid OF prospect, two strong SP prospects, a PTBNL and a top 40 overall pick in a strong draft class next year.
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston)
I think the two Chicago teams did. The Astros didn't get a prospect of Garcia or Olt's cut, and the Cubs also received a close-to-surefire MLB pitcher in Justin Grimm. Houston did get some interesting pieces. Danry Vazquez's power is intriguing, L.J. Hoes could be a nice bench piece, and the arms might turn into something (though I think the Kyle Smith outrage, which seems based upon his numbers alone is a bit much; besides, Justin Maxwell is an okay fourth outfielder). We'll see what the PTBNL and draft pick yields.

Of course, on the bright side: Houston didn't give up a whole lot that impacts their future. Jose Veras was always trade bait, Bud Norris is about to cost more than a bad team should pay him, and Justin Maxwell was a savvy waiver-wire pickup. So Houston seemingly did well. I just don't know if they did the best. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Astros just give away Jose Veras for basically nothing?
(jlarsen from chicago)
No, Danry Vasquez is a very real prospect. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Zach, Glad you enjoyed my first-hand photo I took of Keon Barnum last week. Who do you think takes over for Jose Veras? Jose Cisnero or Hector Ambriz?
(Brent from Laguna Beach)
That was a great picture I sent that around to a couple scouts they got a good laugh. From what I hear Jose Cisnero is going to get the first crack at it. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Rodney are there any other closers who have struggled you would specifically avoid? Johnson, Chapman, and Soriano have all blown their fair share of saves.
(Kyle from Denver)
The closer market isn't as such where any one can be avoided. I traded for Jose Veras 3 weeks ago and have enjoyed what he's been able to do. Brandon League - that's avoidable. (Jason Collette)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Of the 'bottom tier' closers (rank 20-30+) who are some you are targeting this year?
(Blake from LA)
Jose Veras. Big-time strikeout potential and little competition in the Astros' bullpen. Of course, he walks too many and will have to face some very tough offenses in the AL West, but for a dirt-cheap 20 saves, he's that guy. (Cory Schwartz)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I never liked Holden Caulfield. What about "A Farewell to Kings" from Rush? Is there a favorite in the NL East anymore. They all seem be falling apart.
(sbryk7 from Brooklyn, NY)
I recall it as a decent album, tho' I probably haven't listened to it since I was 16... I've said all season long that the first of the NL East contenders to add talent via trade is going to be the one that wins, and I think that's still true.

The Indians just purchased Jose Veras from the Yankees, btw. Any reliever in a storm... (Steven Goldman)


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