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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
11 442 324.3 19 17 56 3.77 3.7
Birth Date4-19-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight225 lbs
Age42 years, 6 months, 2 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
2004 SEA MLB 21 0 23.7 2 1 0 24 9 16 3 100 9.1 3.4 1.1 6.1 0% .280 1.39 4.71 3.80 116 5.86 120.9 -0.1
2005 SEA MLB 29 0 19.0 4 3 0 13 7 24 3 96 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.4 0% .238 1.05 3.83 5.21 76 2.42 52.1 0.7
2006 SEA MLB 72 0 40.0 2 4 1 30 27 42 0 101 6.8 6.1 0.0 9.5 0% .286 1.43 3.11 4.28 107 5.07 103.2 0.3
2007 SEA MLB 73 0 45.7 2 0 3 28 17 56 4 95 5.5 3.4 0.8 11.0 0% .231 0.99 3.17 2.36 79 2.94 60.8 1.3
2008 BAL MLB 57 0 53.3 3 5 31 47 33 58 6 105 7.9 5.6 1.0 9.8 0% .291 1.50 4.35 4.73 112 5.22 111.4 0.1
2009 BAL 0 42 0 41.3 0 1 20 34 13 39 3 107 7.4 2.8 0.7 8.5 0% .272 1.14 3.28 2.40 102 4.08 87.5 0.5
2009 LAN 0 30 0 27.7 1 0 1 19 11 22 1 90 6.2 3.6 0.3 7.2 0% .234 1.08 3.12 0.65 95 3.82 82.0 0.4
2010 LAN MLB 65 0 36.3 2 2 0 46 24 25 4 87 11.4 5.9 1.0 6.2 0% .333 1.93 5.22 6.69 112 6.03 136.1 -0.5
2011 ATL MLB 51 0 36.0 3 1 0 33 12 38 3 95 8.3 3.0 0.8 9.5 0% .316 1.25 3.04 3.00 66 2.40 55.9 1.0
2012 SEA MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 104 40.5 6.8 13.5 0.0 0% .571 5.25 24.79 27.00 128 8.87 203.2 -0.1
2009 TOT MLB 72 0 69.0 1 1 21 53 24 61 4 100 6.9 3.1 0.5 8.0 0% .000 1.12 3.21 1.70 99 3.98 85.3 1.0
CareerMLB4420324.319175628015432029987.84.30.88.938%.2831.343.823.77984.2991.93.7

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-
2003 SAN AA TXS 16 0 27.3 3 0 0 19 12 31 1 6.3 4.0 0.3 10.2 0% .269 1.14 2.93 0.33 0 0.00 0.0
2003 Lar Wnt VWL 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 0% -.500 1.33 1.22 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 May Wnt PRL 7 0 9.0 0 0 1 1 4 13 0 1.0 4.0 0.0 13.0 0% -.059 0.56 1.43 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt AFL 13 0 13.3 0 0 0 14 5 10 0 9.5 3.4 0.0 6.8 0% -.933 1.43 3.90 2.71 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SEA MLB AL 21 0 23.7 2 1 0 24 9 16 3 100 9.1 3.4 1.1 6.1 0% .280 1.39 4.71 3.80 116 5.86 120.9
2004 TAC AAA PCL 36 0 50.3 4 2 13 42 9 62 4 7.5 1.6 0.7 11.1 0% .309 1.01 2.61 2.33 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SEA MLB AL 29 0 19.0 4 3 0 13 7 24 3 96 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.4 0% .238 1.05 3.83 5.21 76 2.42 52.1
2005 TAC AAA PCL 22 0 23.7 1 3 7 19 6 38 0 75 7.2 2.3 0.0 14.4 0% -.432 1.05 1.06 2.28 39 1.72 33.9
2006 SEA MLB AL 72 0 40.0 2 4 1 30 27 42 0 101 6.8 6.1 0.0 9.5 0% .286 1.43 3.11 4.28 107 5.07 103.2
2007 SEA MLB AL 73 0 45.7 2 0 3 28 17 56 4 95 5.5 3.4 0.8 11.0 0% .231 0.99 3.17 2.36 79 2.94 60.8
2008 BAL MLB AL 57 0 53.3 3 5 31 47 33 58 6 105 7.9 5.6 1.0 9.8 0% .291 1.50 4.35 4.73 112 5.22 111.4
2009 BAL MLB AL 42 0 41.3 0 1 20 34 13 39 3 107 7.4 2.8 0.7 8.5 0% .272 1.14 3.28 2.40 102 4.08 87.5
2009 LAN MLB NL 30 0 27.7 1 0 1 19 11 22 1 90 6.2 3.6 0.3 7.2 0% .234 1.08 3.12 0.65 95 3.82 82.0
2010 LAN MLB NL 65 0 36.3 2 2 0 46 24 25 4 87 11.4 5.9 1.0 6.2 0% .333 1.93 5.22 6.69 112 6.03 136.1
2010 SBR A+ CLF 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 13.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .600 1.50 1.72 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 2 1 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 143 10.6 0.0 0.0 15.9 0% .500 1.18 0.05 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ATL MLB NL 51 0 36.0 3 1 0 33 12 38 3 95 8.3 3.0 0.8 9.5 0% .316 1.25 3.04 3.00 66 2.40 55.9
2012 SEA MLB AL 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 104 40.5 6.8 13.5 0.0 0% .571 5.25 24.79 27.00 128 8.87 203.2
2013 OMA AAA PCL 21 0 21.7 0 1 0 23 14 30 1 9.6 5.8 0.4 12.5 0% .400 1.71 3.33 6.23 84 5.48 119.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 874 0.4657 0.4474 0.7391 0.6290 0.2891 0.8594 0.5111 0.2609
2009 1126 0.4947 0.4387 0.7976 0.5943 0.2865 0.8671 0.6564 0.2024
2010 708 0.5155 0.4209 0.8054 0.5945 0.2362 0.8848 0.5926 0.1946
2011 577 0.4905 0.4003 0.7100 0.5088 0.2959 0.7639 0.6207 0.2900
2012 22 0.5455 0.4091 1.0000 0.7500 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Career33070.49110.43030.76990.58960.27620.85170.59370.2301

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
2012-04-10 2012-10-04 60-DL 177 157 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John and Flexor Mass 2012-05-04 -
2011-08-27 2011-09-26 15-DL 30 26 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2010-05-24 2010-06-08 15-DL 15 14 Mid Back Tightness -
2009-08-23 2009-08-26 DTD 3 2 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2008-08-16 2008-09-11 15-DL 26 22 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-06-15 2008-06-15 DTD 0 0 Left Arm Fatigue -
2008-02-23 2008-03-10 Camp 16 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-03-24 2005-03-28 Camp 4 0 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2004-09-07 2004-10-04 DTD 27 25 Left Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $
2012 SEA $1,100,000
2011 ATL $1,200,000
2010 LAN $4,500,000
2009 BAL $2,750,000
2008 BAL $980,000
2007 SEA $395,000
2006 SEA $333,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$11,258,000
7 yrTotal$11,258,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 147 dAthletic Resource1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/7/12 (minor-league contract). May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by Kansas City 3/25/13. Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/30/11.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/9/10. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70, 75 games.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/6/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.2M). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Baltimore 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$0.98M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 1/16/08 (avoided arbitration). $60,000 in performance bonuses. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 2/8/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.333M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.

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
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Seattle moves Brandon League mid-season, who takes over as the M's closer?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
The obvious candidate is George Sherrill, given his previous closer experience. If he bombs... David Aardsma might be rehabbing by then.

Also, quick use of dianagram's ESC trick has shown me that Aardsma's sister is attractive. -- Dave (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, I assume the Yankees will start Sabathia twice on short rest in order to get him three starts; would the Yankees be wise to start Pettitte once of short rest (games 3+6) in order to get 5 lefty starts in a seven game series? Or is the platoon advantage vs. the Phillies not THAT important? Or do you think the Yankees will through in Gaudin and go with a 4 man rotation?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey, Nick! I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out the two teams' rotation options on a game-by-game basis. Cutting and pasting from the preview, here's what I came up with:

Game 1: Sabathia (7) v. Lee (9)
Game 2: Burnett (6) v. Martinez (12)
Game 3: Pettitte (5) v. Hamels (9)
Game 4: Sabathia (3) or Gaudin (11) vs. Lee (3), Happ (10), or Blanton (12)
Game 5: Burnett (3), Sabathia (4, if Gaudin Game 4), or Gaudin (12) vs. Happ, Blanton or Lee (4)
Game 6: Pettitte (3) or Burnett (5, if Sabathia Game 4 and Gaudin Game 5) vs. Martinez (5), Hamels (3), Happ or Blanton
Game 7: Sabathia (3, if pitched Game 4) or Pettitte (4, if Sabathia Game 4) vs. Lee (3, if pitched Game 4) or Hamels (4)

While the Phillies hit lefties about as well as righties in the regular season, they haven't been all that successful doing so in the postseason, batting at a .194/.322/.444 clip, with a few big hits - Ryan Howard's two-run double off Clayton Kershaw, his homer off Randy Wolf, and Raul Ibanez's homer off George Sherrill - offsetting their woes. My read on Sabathia and Pettitte is that they're better than the Dodger southpaw starters at this point in time, so yes, I do think it makes sense to throw more lefties at them, particularly given that Gaudin doesn't match up well with them at all. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Orioles going to make some trades that will make a true future impact on the team before the deadline this year?
(JFerg from MD)
Well, they've got a couple of players in Aubury Huff and George Sherrill who should be able to fetch a decent return. So, yeah, I could see them adding a few more prospects to their cadre of young talent in the organization. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Fernando Martinez for Aubrey Huff and George Sherrill? The Mets seem to be built to win-now, and adding a legit bopper to a struggling lineup AND a solid lefty to bolster a suddenly-struggling Putz would make sense.
(Silv from NY, NY)
The Mets wouldn't trade Martinez for Johan Santana, so I'm going to say that they probably won't for a patch at first base and a mediocre lefthanded reliever. Andy, you have to disguise these better than that. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a decent chance Ryan Franklin stays Cardinals closer the whole year? If not him, is Chris Perez and not Motte the likely top candidate?
(Rob from Dallas, TX)
I rank the Cards' relievers Perez, McClellan, Motte, Kinney, Franklin. I don't know that any of them will hold the closer's job long enough to be fantasy-viable. Franklin looks like last year's George Sherrill to me. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)John, I'd like to see the Tigers make a move, but I'm afraid the move will be to overpay in talent for a marginal reliever. Can you calm my nerves and/or send me running for the Mylanta?
(Zach from Mass.)
The Tigers are making it clear to other teams that they aren't going to overpay. They kicked the tires on George Sherrill and found the cost prohibitive. They may add a middle man like LaTroy Hawkins and hope for continued improvement and good health from Zumaya and Rodney. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Wood for George Sherrill straight up.
(Trey from SD)
Hmm. You know, I don't hate it, but I don't think the ... well, Rodriguez will be gone next year. I don't hate it. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Give me one reason the Orioles shouldn't trade George Sherrill with his value likely the highest it will ever be. Is there one?
(akroll from Baltimore)
They don't really have a replacement for him and 500 means something to the team. I'd still be listening to offers, but it seems like Andy MacPhail is going with his long-term plan, which is probably a good thing. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Will. As always, thanks for the chat! I know you're probably tired of Smoltz questions, but what do you think about the prospect of either Soriano or Smoltz being effective closers again this season? I have them both on my fantasy team's DL and, if you think either of them will close again full time (or split duties), I'm going to trade away my George Sherrill for Justin Upton. You're the deciding factor!
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
I'm not so much tired of the questions as I am a bit frustrated that people don't seem to get it on this. Smoltz's shoulder wore down when he was a closer before and now again as a starter. The shoulder is a problem independent of the role. Sherrill is way over his head as are the Orioles -- and I have an interesting note on them in today's UTK - and Upton is the wow. If the trade is reliant on one of them being effective, well, sure -- one of them, for a while, maybe in series. (Will Carroll)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)I like pretty much any of the rumored Bedard-to-Seattle deals for Baltimore, but why would they want George Sherrill? He's 30 and pitches 40 innings a year. Unless they flip him, isn't that almost counterproductive to a team that should be auditioning young pitchers?
(Amos from New York)
Gee, you make it sound like a team that are dumping salary need a left-handed specialist less than the team that's trying to win this year. The Orioles and Mariners might be the two worst-run teams in the American League, so I think it's perfect that they would make a trade (at least this component of it) that hurts both sides.

Honestly, I'm not sure any trade these two teams could make would surprise me. Adrian Beltre for Billy Rowell? Sure, why not? (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)From an Orioles point of view, what's not to like about the rumored trade with Seattle? Baltimore will not compete in 2008 nor 2009 and the team probably can't sign Erik Bedard to an extension anyway. Kevin Goldstein is very high on Adam Jones and Chris Tillman. Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio could become very helpful major leaguers. I do not get the George Sherrill-part of the trade, but maybe the O's are going to trade him right away (to the Braves for Brent Lillibridge?). All in all, it looks like a very good deal for the Orioles.
(bo9anderson from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Don't misunderstand me - it's a good deal for Baltimore, absolutely. I just don't know what you do with Sherrill. If you're going to rebuild, rebuild. The problem for Baltimore is that rebuilding requires a full commitment, and this team can't commit to *anything* in full so long as Peter Angelos is running the show. (Rany Jazayerli)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Hard to believe George Sherrill had a 0.65 in his final 30 appearances in the regular season with the way he's pitched in October. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Joe Torre wears the goat horns; George Sherrill wears the bicycle horns. (Steven Goldman)
 

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