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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 314 330.3 20 15 128 2.89 7.4
Birth Date3-18-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age36 years, 5 months, 2 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 MON MLB 12 0 11.0 1 0 1 4 3 12 1 .244 99 3.3 2.5 0.8 9.8 52% .125 .136 0.64 2.79 1.64 87 3.58 75.1 0.2
2004 MON MLB 69 0 82.7 7 3 14 68 43 83 8 .267 92 7.4 4.7 0.9 9.0 32% .270 .243 1.34 3.79 2.94 90 3.15 65.0 2.2
2005 WAS MLB 74 0 74.3 2 4 47 55 17 61 9 .267 89 6.7 2.1 1.1 7.4 38% .218 .226 0.97 3.68 1.82 81 2.84 61.1 2.2
2006 WAS MLB 68 0 73.3 7 4 29 59 22 69 13 .270 89 7.2 2.7 1.6 8.5 38% .230 .247 1.10 4.55 3.19 84 3.27 66.6 1.9
2007 WAS MLB 76 0 75.0 3 3 37 75 29 62 8 .265 95 9.0 3.5 1.0 7.4 39% .302 .250 1.39 4.06 3.36 95 4.33 89.6 0.9
2008 WAS MLB 6 0 4.3 0 0 0 6 3 5 0 .273 93 12.5 6.2 0.0 10.4 43% .429 .274 2.08 2.87 2.08 115 6.03 128.6 -0.0
2010 SEA MLB 9 0 9.7 0 1 0 10 5 6 1 .257 96 9.3 4.7 0.9 5.6 38% .321 .376 1.55 5.01 6.52 119 5.35 120.8 -0.1
CareerMLB3140330.3201512827712229840.266927.53.31.18.137%.257.2431.213.992.89893.4972.87.4

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.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2003 MON MLB 12 0 11.0 1 0 1 4 3 12 1 .244 99 3.3 2.5 0.8 9.8 52% .125 .136 0.64 2.79 1.64 87 3.58 75.1
2003 BRV A+ 19 0 26.3 1 1 6 17 10 17 1 .000 5.8 3.4 0.3 5.8 0% .216 .000 1.03 3.51 2.05 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MON MLB 69 0 82.7 7 3 14 68 43 83 8 .267 92 7.4 4.7 0.9 9.0 32% .270 .243 1.34 3.79 2.94 90 3.15 65.0
2005 WAS MLB 74 0 74.3 2 4 47 55 17 61 9 .267 89 6.7 2.1 1.1 7.4 38% .218 .226 0.97 3.68 1.82 81 2.84 61.1
2006 WAS MLB 68 0 73.3 7 4 29 59 22 69 13 .270 89 7.2 2.7 1.6 8.5 38% .230 .247 1.10 4.55 3.19 84 3.27 66.6
2006 USA wor 2 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4 0% .000 .000 0.00 0.12 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 76 0 75.0 3 3 37 75 29 62 8 .265 95 9.0 3.5 1.0 7.4 39% .302 .250 1.39 4.06 3.36 95 4.33 89.6
2008 WAS MLB 6 0 4.3 0 0 0 6 3 5 0 .273 93 12.5 6.2 0.0 10.4 43% .429 .274 2.08 2.87 2.08 115 6.03 128.6
2008 POT A+ 2 1 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 .232 97 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 20% .200 .112 0.50 1.45 0.00 99 4.74 95.3
2009 EVE A- 8 0 7.7 0 2 1 13 2 7 2 .276 112 15.2 2.3 2.3 8.2 54% .458 .322 1.95 6.11 11.69 96 5.10 100.0
2009 MRN Rk 6 6 6.7 0 1 0 10 3 8 0 .270 97 13.4 4.0 0.0 10.7 32% .455 .322 1.94 3.37 6.72 94 6.62 121.9
2010 SEA MLB 9 0 9.7 0 1 0 10 5 6 1 .257 96 9.3 4.7 0.9 5.6 38% .321 .376 1.55 5.01 6.52 119 5.35 120.8
2010 BUF AAA 17 0 16.0 1 1 0 15 5 14 0 .247 103 8.4 2.8 0.0 7.9 52% .326 .215 1.25 2.47 1.69 92 2.62 56.2
2010 TAC AAA 17 0 19.7 0 1 6 19 4 22 2 .267 94 8.7 1.8 0.9 10.1 30% .309 .238 1.17 3.27 4.11 89 3.22 60.1
2011 LVG AAA 9 2 17.7 0 2 0 23 9 7 5 .276 106 11.7 4.6 2.5 3.6 42% .300 .316 1.81 8.36 8.66 122 8.15 143.5
2013 SBR A+ 6 0 5.7 0 0 1 9 2 7 0 .266 88 14.3 3.2 0.0 11.1 50% .500 .299 1.94 2.35 6.35 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SLC AAA 52 0 49.7 2 3 2 64 11 39 5 .265 109 11.6 2.0 0.9 7.1 34% .362 .278 1.51 4.21 5.44 110 5.76 116.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 87 0.4828 0.3793 0.8788 0.4762 0.2889 0.8500 0.9231 0.1212
2010 165 0.5152 0.4364 0.8472 0.6235 0.2375 0.7925 1.0000 0.1528
Career2520.5040.41670.85810.57260.25520.81240.97350.1419

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
2011-02-20 2011-03-22 Camp 30 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2008-04-30 2008-09-28 60-DL 151 133 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2008-07-08
2008-03-27 2008-04-12 15-DL 16 11 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 WAS $6,200,000
2007 WAS $4,150,000
2006 WAS $525,000
2005 WAS $346,500
2004 MON $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$11,521,500
5 yrTotal$11,521,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 73 dLarry Reynolds1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Angels 2/13/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/3/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 5/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/28/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 6/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/12/09 (minor-league contract, $0.75M in majors). Performance bonuses. May request released if not on Major League roster 6/15/09.
  • 1 year/$6.2M (2008). Re-signed by Washington 1/10/10 (avoided arbitration). Refused outright to Triple-A 10/30/08.
  • 1 year/$4.15M (2007). Re-signed by Washington 2/07 (won arbitration, $4.15M-$3.65M).
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2006). Re-signed by Washington 3/06 (split contract, $0.275M in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.3465M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Re-signed by Montreal 2/04.
  • Drafted by Montreal 2003 (1-20) (Cal-State Fullerton). $1.35M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the reports are true, Chad Cordero is ready to audition for teams this week. But when the Nationals released him they said he wouldn't be ready to throw until next June. Did Cordero rehab that quickly?
(Drew W from NoVA)
I think that there's a gap between being ready to audition and show progress and potential and being ready to pitch meaningful innings in big league games. I'm very curious to see how he does and what teams attend. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)I read today that Chad Cordero is ahead of schedule in his recovery this offseason. The Angels seem like the most likely destination from what I've read. Would he be a smart investment? Do you expect his salary to be heavily incentive based?
(deadmonkeyhead from CA)
He'd be a smart investment with an extremely low base on a one-year, incentive driven deal, yeah. His injuries were pretty serious, though, so anything more than that would be a huge risk. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)This may be a strange question, but do you think it may be a good idea to give an annual MRI to certain players, regardless of whether they feel pain or not, so as to preemptively deal with a potential injury in the making? We always see an injury, THEN an MRI, which tells everyone the problem. Couldn't an MRI on, say Chad Cordero, in the spring, have caught his condition, prior to it reaching the level requiring a long trip to the DL?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
yes, but with pitchers, you dont want them even thinking there's something wrong. There's probably asymptomatic issues with almost every pitcher in the game. I'd certainly get a baseline on a guy when he came into my organization. ("Stuck" off the new King's X album.) (Will Carroll)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat) You may think that this is unimportant. Given what seems to me to be an all or nothing attitude you have about winning in baseball. I was wondering how many games you think the Cardinals will win this year. You had them at 69 before the season and I figure that number has probably nudged up based on how well they have played and how many wins they have in hand. Fans that root for a team and watch them on a daily basis would rather see their team win 80 games than 70. It seems to me that in your opinion the difference is insignifigant unless you make the playoffs.
(Steve from St. Louis)
Smart people like Nate Silver who have studied the issue have found that the difference between 70 and 80 is much smaller than the difference between 80 and 90 in terms of revenue to a team. What this means is that you shouldn't pursue 80 at the risk of not getting to 90 in a future season. As long as the Cards don't mortgage the future, then go ahead and win. Just don't get fooled and trade Chris Perez for Chad Cordero or something.

I do tend to take a harder-line position in that I'd rather see my team, if it's not going to contend--and contention is valuable even if you don't make the postseason--draft as high as possible. But that's an extreme position, I admit. (Joe Sheehan)


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