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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 226 1212.3 83 64 0 3.72 19.7
Birth Date7-29-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight240 lbs
Age35 years, 0 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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 LAN MLB 18 16 90.0 7 4 0 92 58 59 7 95 9.2 5.8 0.7 5.9 0% .308 1.67 4.84 3.80 114 6.73 137.1 -0.9
2007 LAN MLB 43 20 147.0 12 5 0 131 64 141 15 99 8.0 3.9 0.9 8.6 0% .290 1.33 3.94 3.31 91 3.46 71.7 3.6
2008 LAN MLB 35 32 200.7 16 10 0 188 80 201 14 93 8.4 3.6 0.6 9.0 0% .313 1.34 3.32 3.14 81 3.27 69.8 5.1
2009 LAN MLB 33 32 196.3 12 11 0 173 86 179 17 88 7.9 3.9 0.8 8.2 0% .292 1.32 3.77 4.03 86 3.31 70.9 5.0
2010 LAN MLB 31 31 191.7 12 11 0 176 69 171 8 86 8.3 3.2 0.4 8.0 0% .301 1.28 3.09 3.57 88 3.62 81.8 3.7
2011 LAN MLB 32 32 188.0 11 11 0 189 84 152 14 94 9.0 4.0 0.7 7.3 0% .306 1.45 3.79 4.21 101 4.59 106.6 1.1
2012 LAN MLB 25 25 149.7 10 9 0 148 45 128 11 91 8.9 2.7 0.7 7.7 0% .308 1.29 3.38 3.55 89 3.50 80.1 3.0
2013 LAN MLB 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 12 5 6 1 93 9.0 3.8 0.8 4.5 0% .297 1.42 4.35 3.00 123 5.78 138.5 -0.1
2015 PHI MLB 7 7 37.0 2 3 0 53 8 15 5 92 12.9 1.9 1.2 3.6 0% .353 1.65 4.83 5.84 116 6.43 150.2 -0.6
CareerMLB2261971212.3836401162499105292928.63.70.77.848%.3021.373.683.72923.9787.219.7

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2006 LAN MLB NL 18 16 90.0 7 4 0 92 58 59 7 95 9.2 5.8 0.7 5.9 0% .308 1.67 4.84 3.80 114 6.73 137.1
2007 LAN MLB NL 43 20 147.0 12 5 0 131 64 141 15 99 8.0 3.9 0.9 8.6 0% .290 1.33 3.94 3.31 91 3.46 71.7
2008 LAN MLB NL 35 32 200.7 16 10 0 188 80 201 14 93 8.4 3.6 0.6 9.0 0% .313 1.34 3.32 3.14 81 3.27 69.8
2009 LAN MLB NL 33 32 196.3 12 11 0 173 86 179 17 88 7.9 3.9 0.8 8.2 0% .292 1.32 3.77 4.03 86 3.31 70.9
2010 LAN MLB NL 31 31 191.7 12 11 0 176 69 171 8 86 8.3 3.2 0.4 8.0 0% .301 1.28 3.09 3.57 88 3.62 81.8
2011 LAN MLB NL 32 32 188.0 11 11 0 189 84 152 14 94 9.0 4.0 0.7 7.3 0% .306 1.45 3.79 4.21 101 4.59 106.6
2012 LAN MLB NL 25 25 149.7 10 9 0 148 45 128 11 91 8.9 2.7 0.7 7.7 0% .308 1.29 3.38 3.55 89 3.50 80.1
2013 LAN MLB NL 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 12 5 6 1 93 9.0 3.8 0.8 4.5 0% .297 1.42 4.35 3.00 123 5.78 138.5
2013 RCU A+ CAL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 7 3 2 0 90 15.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 0% .438 2.50 5.76 6.75 116 9.04 196.4
2014 RCU A+ CAL 2 2 3.0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 91 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 2.00 5.73 6.00 108 3.61 76.5
2015 PHI MLB NL 7 7 37.0 2 3 0 53 8 15 5 92 12.9 1.9 1.2 3.6 0% .353 1.65 4.83 5.84 116 6.43 150.2
2015 LEH AAA INT 7 6 29.7 2 2 0 34 10 23 5 101 10.3 3.0 1.5 7.0 0% .305 1.48 5.10 4.85 110 4.68 102.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 3255 0.4931 0.4304 0.7373 0.5788 0.2861 0.8407 0.5339 0.2627
2009 3197 0.4595 0.4417 0.7450 0.5977 0.3090 0.8485 0.5749 0.2550
2010 3040 0.5010 0.4414 0.7854 0.5903 0.2920 0.8943 0.5643 0.2146
2011 3207 0.5148 0.4422 0.8068 0.6063 0.2680 0.8791 0.6331 0.1932
2012 2367 0.5006 0.4457 0.7943 0.6203 0.2707 0.8694 0.6219 0.2057
2013 182 0.5000 0.4396 0.8000 0.6593 0.2198 0.8333 0.7000 0.2000
2015 576 0.5382 0.4618 0.8496 0.6097 0.2895 0.8995 0.7273 0.1504
Career158240.49510.44070.77550.59870.28520.86670.59020.2245

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
2014-06-14 2014-06-14 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Strain Partial Tear Flexor Tendon -
2014-03-19 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon 2014-06-26 -
2013-04-16 2013-10-19 60-DL 186 149 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-04-25 -
2013-03-22 2013-04-10 15-DL 19 7 Right Fingers Recovery From Contusion - -
2013-03-18 2013-03-18 On-Alr 0 0 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger Bunting - -
2013-03-08 2013-03-22 Camp 14 0 - Groin Strain - -
2012-08-25 2012-10-04 60-DL 40 36 Right Elbow Sprain Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear and Flexor Tendon - -
2012-07-08 2012-07-22 15-DL 14 9 Right Elbow Inflammation Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2012-04-17 2012-04-17 DTD 0 0 - Groin Soreness - -
2010-08-22 2010-08-28 DTD 6 5 Right Lower Leg Soreness Calf -
2010-06-12 2010-06-27 15-DL 15 13 Right Groin Strain -
2009-08-08 2009-08-18 DTD 10 9 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-02 2009-08-02 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2009-03-23 2009-03-23 Camp 0 0 Right Groin Tightness -
2008-11-22 2008-11-22 Off 0 0 Left Lower Leg Surgery Fractured Fibula 2008-11-22
2008-02-27 2008-03-03 Camp 5 0 Groin Tightness -
2006-08-28 2006-09-16 DTD 19 17 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $1,500,000
2014 LAN $12,000,000
2013 LAN $11,000,000
2012 LAN $9,000,000
2011 LAN $6,275,000
2010 LAN $3,850,000
2009 LAN $475,000
2008 LAN $415,000
2007 LAN $384,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$44,899,500
9 yrTotal$44,899,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 110 dSteve Hilliard1 year/$1.5M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/29/15. Performance bonuses.
  • 3 years/$35M (2012-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed extension with LA Dodgers 3/29/11. 12:$9M, 13:$11M, 14:$12M, 15:$14M club option, $3M buyout. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs). LA Dodgers declined 2015 option 10/31/14.
  • 1 year/$6.275M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.85M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/15/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2009). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2008). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/28/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3845M (2007). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 6/06.
  • Drafted 2003 (1-24). $1.375M signing bonus.

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
2015-03-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)How many career wins will Chad Billingsley have from this point on?
(Marlo from Baltimore)
After switching teams from the Dodgers to the Phillies I think he has a better shot contributing this year. He is coming off June elbow surgery so that does hesitate me on a projection as we don't know what kind of pitcher he will be now after having surgery. From the reports I have been looking at it seems he'll join the rotation at the end of April which gives him about 20 starts conservatively I would say around 55-60 wins over the rest of his career barring any other major injuries. (Rob Willer)
2015-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Chad Billingsley have anything left? Is there even a projection that has any value given multiple severe injuries?
(Pete from Cherry Hill)
PECOTA has him at around replacement level. I suspect that is optimistic. Maybe he can find a bullpen role but he's had so many issues it's hard to imagine him bouncing back to his old form, or even close to it. (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dodgers 6-1, Kemp and Kershaw picking up right where they left off in 2011, Magic grinning like the Cheshire Cat at home games, new ownership, no more McCourts...if I ask nicely, will you promise not to wake me?
(Silv from NY, NY)
Playing the Padres and Pirates certainly helps, but that doesn't mean there isn't reason for some optimism in Dodgerland. The one thing that has me most hopeful is the performance thus far of Chad Billingsley, particularly the 15/1 K/BB ratio in 14.1 innings. If he could rebound from an off 2011 to get back to where he was in 2008-2010, that would be a significant upgrade. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only. Who has a better season Chad Billingsley, Kyle Lohse, Clayton Richard, Josh Collmenter? Looking to find a late round value.
(will.I.ain't from Holding pattern)
Billingsley, for upside and floor. (Sam Miller)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Chad Billingsley for 2010 ? He fizzled pretty badly in the 2nd half but Dodgers will need him to rebound this yr if they want to contend again..
(rma111 from los angeles)
My expectations for him haven't changed much, though if the lofty homer rate continues I'll probably change my tune. I'm curious to see how the first half of 2010 goes for Billingsley. (Marc Normandin)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe-thanks for the chat. Are the Dodgers crazy to consider trading Chad Billingsley for Roy Halladay?
(raygu1 from burlington, nj)
Well, no, but that wouldn't be the trade. It's Billingsley and a bunch of other stuff and you have to sign Halladay to an extension. I like Billingsley a lot, and think that I'd rather hold onto him and the prospects rather than deal for Halladay. It's the Johan Santana situation all over again; you're trading for one year and a negotiating window. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)How would you describe Chad Billingsley's body type? He seems to have the face of a guy who weighs 175 lbs, but then he has this huge butt, hips, and legs that makes it appear that he has a size 40 waist. Is it fair to describe him as "pear" shaped? "Russian nesting doll" shaped? What do you think?
(Brent from Raleigh)
Don't look at me, here in Chicago we've got the Human Barrel closing games for the White Sox, and recent struggles aside, he's gotten by more than a bit. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Drop a comp on Tommy Hanson. Ben Sheets? Chad Billingsley (stuff-wise), A.J. Burnett?
(Nate from CT)
Someone who saw him last year in Arizona threw a John Smoltz on him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you in the camp of "Make Joba a reliever" or "Keep him as a starter"? It seems that right now, he's just not making it through five innings with out a lot of unnecessary difficulty.
(Tim from Tampa, FL)
Then again, he's leading Yankees starters in ERA. There is some difficulty right now, but until he shows he can't worth through it, he's a starter. Besides, with Hughes in the majors, Wang wounded, and Ian Kennedy having an aneurysm cut out of his armpit, who should take over for Joba? Red Ruffing?

Sometimes, just to tease me, when I say to my wife, "Matt Scherzer had a good start tonight" or Rick Porcello, or Chad Billingsley, she'll say, "But he'd be more valuable in the bullpen." I have a great wife. Only people who truly love you care enough to give you that kind of grief. (Steven Goldman)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will-thanks for the chat. What are the chances Chad Billingsley is ready for spring training? I researched the injury, and many took much longer to heal. Your thoughts?
(raygu1 from burlington, nj)
Broken fibula on his landing leg. I have a bit of worry due to his weight, but not much. I think he'll be slightly behind other pitchers at the start of the spring, but fine more or less around Opening Day. (Will Carroll)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers do you expect from Johnny Cueto in 2009?
(Brandon from Charleston)
The first thing I do to start my winter work for BP and the Fantasy Baseball Index (where I write pitcher capsules) is create something I call the DIPSheet, which uses a variety of means to evaluate pitcher performance - DIPS, QERA and a couple of others. Cueto looks to me to have performed at about a league-average level last year, and I'm bullish that he can improve, but I'd like to see him develop a pitch to keep the ball on the ground and save a bit of wear and tear on his arm - like the cut fastball Chad Billingsley picked up a couple years ago.

Without an advance, I think he's in the 4.25 ERA range give or take a quarter, probably around 180 innings. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)When are balls hit off of Chad Billingsley going to start turning into outs?
(Pat from Chicago)
When he stops walking 5.7 hitters per nine and isn't forced to throw tons of pitches in the zone when batters know they are coming. That's what I get from the data, anyways. Anyone care to interject? (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you like Chad Billingsley's luck so far this year--13.94 K/9 and a 9.1 LD% with a .449 BABIP? Also, when do you see the Dodgers calling up Clayton Kershaw?
(dblatnik from Sunnyvale, CA)
That's a very weird line. I was listening to last night's game while working on the Hit List; Billingsley had 12 Ks but allowed five runs in six innings.

I haven't actually seen much of him this year, but that kind of line makes me wonder if he's throwing too many strikes, trying to shoulder a bit too much of the load.

As for Kershaw, a lot of it probably depends on the Dodgers' play improving to the point where there's something to be gained by having him up at this tender young age. Maybe late July, barring any injuries to the Dodger staff, which is an impossibility.

OK, running out of time and gas here. I'll take one or two more... (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesI really don't get it. We know the AL is much better than the NL. And I even have a strong theory why, the higher standards set by the top teams over time.

What I don't get is why the NL, even at that, seems just to have so many better individuals, more exciting young players. Who does the AL have who gets me psyched to watch like Chad Billingsley? And the NL has a bunch of these guys.

It's not just an "extreme performances in a lesser talent pool" thing, I don't think. It really feels like the NL just has more interesting players. But they keep getting their ass kicked. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesSorry. Just explaining my absence.

Chad Billingsley against seven RHBs on a cold damp night. Carlos Zambrano against a patient, deep lineup.

Am I missing something, or are the Cubs in a spot here?
(Joe Sheehan)
 

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