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Birth Date2-14-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 0 months, 10 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
2007 NYA MLB 6 6 27.0 3 1 0 29 17 18 6 .262 100 9.7 5.7 2.0 6.0 39% .277 .294 1.70 6.74 6.33 113 6.08 125.9 -0.1
2008 WAS MLB 2 2 10.3 1 1 0 12 7 8 2 .252 93 10.5 6.1 1.7 7.0 18% .323 .327 1.84 6.10 4.35 119 6.82 145.5 -0.1
2009 WAS MLB 41 0 60.3 4 2 0 36 32 67 9 .262 95 5.4 4.8 1.3 10.0 32% .197 .225 1.13 4.41 2.69 106 4.36 93.5 0.6
2010 WAS MLB 78 0 91.0 11 8 1 69 41 112 8 .269 92 6.8 4.1 0.8 11.1 29% .284 .244 1.21 3.20 3.07 84 3.17 71.7 1.8
2011 WAS MLB 72 0 88.3 3 0 0 48 26 104 11 .266 97 4.9 2.6 1.1 10.6 24% .197 .195 0.84 3.13 1.83 82 2.66 61.9 2.2
2012 WAS MLB 74 0 72.7 2 6 32 55 29 84 7 .265 100 6.8 3.6 0.9 10.4 32% .259 .240 1.16 3.35 3.72 94 3.53 81.0 1.1
2013 WAS MLB 72 0 71.0 6 3 0 37 24 73 9 .258 103 4.7 3.0 1.1 9.3 29% .170 .195 0.86 3.79 2.41 102 3.51 84.1 0.9
2014 WAS MLB 75 0 70.3 7 4 1 47 23 82 5 .267 100 6.0 2.9 0.6 10.5 38% .251 .216 1.00 2.71 2.18 89 2.84 69.6 1.4
2015 NYN 0 32 0 32.3 4 1 2 24 10 26 5 .264 92 6.7 2.8 1.4 7.2 24% .209 .249 1.05 4.67 3.06 109 4.18 97.7 0.2
2015 OAK 0 37 0 38.7 1 3 17 25 21 38 3 .260 98 5.8 4.9 0.7 8.8 22% .214 .236 1.19 3.93 2.79 110 3.74 87.3 0.4
2016 ARI 0 40 0 37.7 2 3 1 34 15 46 7 .265 104 8.1 3.6 1.7 11.0 34% .310 .262 1.30 4.35 4.30 112 5.47 121.1 -0.2
2016 NYA 0 29 0 25.3 2 3 2 20 11 26 3 .263 108 7.1 3.9 1.1 9.2 32% .258 .227 1.22 4.01 2.49 117 4.38 96.9 0.2
2017 CHA 0 11 0 10.0 1 1 2 8 5 12 0 .268 106 7.2 4.5 0.0 10.8 30% .296 .238 1.30 2.23 1.80 86 2.08 44.3 0.3
2017 HOU 0 16 0 14.0 0 2 2 11 7 18 3 .263 103 7.1 4.5 1.9 11.6 36% .242 .268 1.29 5.06 6.43 100 3.16 67.2 0.3
2017 NYA 0 40 0 36.3 1 5 1 28 19 42 7 .261 104 6.9 4.7 1.7 10.4 35% .236 .259 1.29 4.97 4.95 100 3.25 69.1 0.8
2015 TOT MLB 69 0 71.0 5 4 19 49 31 64 8 .262 95 6.2 3.9 1.0 8.1 23% .211 .242 1.13 4.27 2.92 110 3.94 92.0 0.7
2016 TOT MLB 69 0 63.0 4 6 3 54 26 72 10 .264 105 7.7 3.7 1.4 10.3 33% .288 .248 1.27 4.21 3.57 114 5.03 111.4 -0.0
2017 TOT MLB 67 0 60.3 2 8 5 47 31 72 10 .263 104 7.0 4.6 1.5 10.7 35% .248 .258 1.29 4.54 4.77 98 3.03 64.5 1.4
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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 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-
2004 GRL A 26 25 149.0 10 10 0 153 32 145 12 .000 9.2 1.9 0.7 8.8 0% .323 .000 1.24 3.51 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CSC A 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 9 0 10 1 .232 13.5 0.0 1.5 15.0 24% .500 .000 1.50 3.15 7.50 0 0.00 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 26 25 147.3 10 9 0 118 34 169 12 .236 16 7.2 2.1 0.7 10.3 44% .258 .076 1.03 3.09 3.18 0 0.00 0.0
2005 COH AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .178 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 .000 0.00 -0.80 0.00 96 4.48 99.8
2006 TRN AA 28 28 166.0 12 10 0 118 55 175 14 .000 6.4 3.0 0.8 9.5 0% .253 .000 1.04 3.36 3.36 0 0.00 0.0
2007 NYA MLB 6 6 27.0 3 1 0 29 17 18 6 .262 100 9.7 5.7 2.0 6.0 39% .277 .294 1.70 6.74 6.33 113 6.08 125.9
2007 TRN AA 6 6 26.7 2 1 0 22 12 28 5 .264 93 7.4 4.0 1.7 9.4 29% .266 .259 1.27 5.16 5.39 95 3.48 98.4
2007 SWB AAA 14 14 69.3 4 4 0 82 35 55 7 .261 91 10.6 4.5 0.9 7.1 34% .340 .300 1.69 4.54 4.16 108 6.22 114.1
2008 WAS MLB 2 2 10.3 1 1 0 12 7 8 2 .252 93 10.5 6.1 1.7 7.0 18% .323 .327 1.84 6.10 4.35 119 6.82 145.5
2008 COH AAA 27 27 143.0 6 13 0 129 66 125 15 .268 87 8.1 4.2 0.9 7.9 38% .277 .265 1.36 4.38 4.66 109 5.73 111.5
2009 WAS MLB 41 0 60.3 4 2 0 36 32 67 9 .262 95 5.4 4.8 1.3 10.0 32% .197 .225 1.13 4.41 2.69 106 4.36 93.5
2009 SYR AAA 24 0 39.0 4 1 1 20 15 42 2 .249 107 4.6 3.5 0.5 9.7 45% .200 .171 0.90 2.81 0.92 78 1.89 75.2
2010 WAS MLB 78 0 91.0 11 8 1 69 41 112 8 .269 92 6.8 4.1 0.8 11.1 29% .284 .244 1.21 3.20 3.07 84 3.17 71.7
2011 WAS MLB 72 0 88.3 3 0 0 48 26 104 11 .266 97 4.9 2.6 1.1 10.6 24% .197 .195 0.84 3.13 1.83 82 2.66 61.9
2012 WAS MLB 74 0 72.7 2 6 32 55 29 84 7 .265 100 6.8 3.6 0.9 10.4 32% .259 .240 1.16 3.35 3.72 94 3.53 81.0
2013 WAS MLB 72 0 71.0 6 3 0 37 24 73 9 .258 103 4.7 3.0 1.1 9.3 29% .170 .195 0.86 3.79 2.41 102 3.51 84.1
2014 WAS MLB 75 0 70.3 7 4 1 47 23 82 5 .267 100 6.0 2.9 0.6 10.5 38% .251 .216 1.00 2.71 2.18 89 2.84 69.6
2015 NYN MLB 32 0 32.3 4 1 2 24 10 26 5 .264 92 6.7 2.8 1.4 7.2 24% .209 .249 1.05 4.67 3.06 109 4.18 97.7
2015 OAK MLB 37 0 38.7 1 3 17 25 21 38 3 .260 98 5.8 4.9 0.7 8.8 22% .214 .236 1.19 3.93 2.79 110 3.74 87.3
2016 ARI MLB 40 0 37.7 2 3 1 34 15 46 7 .265 104 8.1 3.6 1.7 11.0 34% .310 .262 1.30 4.35 4.30 112 5.47 121.1
2016 NYA MLB 29 0 25.3 2 3 2 20 11 26 3 .263 108 7.1 3.9 1.1 9.2 32% .258 .227 1.22 4.01 2.49 117 4.38 96.9
2017 CHA MLB 11 0 10.0 1 1 2 8 5 12 0 .268 106 7.2 4.5 0.0 10.8 30% .296 .238 1.30 2.23 1.80 86 2.08 44.3
2017 HOU MLB 16 0 14.0 0 2 2 11 7 18 3 .263 103 7.1 4.5 1.9 11.6 36% .242 .268 1.29 5.06 6.43 100 3.16 67.2
2017 NYA MLB 40 0 36.3 1 5 1 28 19 42 7 .261 104 6.9 4.7 1.7 10.4 35% .236 .259 1.29 4.97 4.95 100 3.25 69.1

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 184 0.4620 0.3913 0.8194 0.5882 0.2222 0.9000 0.6364 0.1806
2009 979 0.4923 0.4331 0.6698 0.6079 0.2636 0.7645 0.4580 0.3302
2010 1551 0.4816 0.4668 0.6727 0.6319 0.3134 0.7182 0.5873 0.3273
2011 1345 0.4639 0.5004 0.6523 0.6891 0.3370 0.7047 0.5597 0.3477
2012 1284 0.4798 0.4813 0.7508 0.6753 0.3024 0.7764 0.6980 0.2492
2013 1164 0.4888 0.5292 0.6997 0.7610 0.3076 0.7483 0.5847 0.3003
2014 1131 0.4748 0.5102 0.6880 0.6983 0.3401 0.7413 0.5891 0.3120
2015 1227 0.4792 0.4914 0.7363 0.6973 0.3020 0.7805 0.6425 0.2637
2016 1053 0.4758 0.4796 0.7168 0.7086 0.2717 0.7775 0.5733 0.2832
2017 1095 0.4676 0.4721 0.6886 0.6992 0.2727 0.7514 0.5472 0.3114
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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
2014-02-19 2014-03-05 Camp 14 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-04-18 2012-04-20 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-06-27 2011-07-01 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 NYA $6,150,000
2016 ARI $6,100,000
2015 OAK $8,300,000
2014 WAS $5,875,000
2013 WAS $4,000,000
2012 WAS $1,650,000
2011 WAS $443,000
2010 WAS $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$32,919,000
8 yrTotal$32,919,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 148 dCasey Close2 years/$12.25M (2016-17)

Details
  • 2 years/$12.25M (2016-17). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/8/16. $4M signing bonus. 16:$4.1M, 17:$4.15M. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Arizona 7/31/16 with $5,561,475 remaining on contract. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from NY Yankees 7/18/17. Acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/13/17, with Astros paying $1M of $1,111,202 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$8.3M (2015). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 1/14/15. Signed by Oakland 2/11/15 (avoided arbitration, $8.85M-$7.775M). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Oakland 7/27/15. (A's pay $1M, Mets about $2M of $3,129,508 left on contract for 2015.)
  • 1 year/$5.875M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/10/14 (avoided arbitration, $6.35M-$4.45M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 30 games finished. $75,000 each for 40, 50 GF. $0.1M for 60 GF.
  • 1 year/$4M (2013). Re-signed by Washington 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2012). Re-signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.443M (2011). Renewed by Washington 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Washington 1/25/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 5/20/07. Acquired by Washington in trade from NY Yankees 12/5/07.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2003 (9-274) (Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla.). $75,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .202 .273 .357 .234
11 vs R (Multi) .210 .303 .352 .241
18 Split (Multi) -.008 -.030 .006 -.006
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .241 .296 .457 .265
31 vs R (2016) .220 .324 .356 .232
38 Split (2016) .021 -.028 .101 .033
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the proper beverage for watching your team in the World Series? I think you start with beer and save the hard stuff for the later innings if need be. Thoughts?
(Greg from nyc)
Isn't there a rhyme about that? I am locked into beer today because of the Wednesday game, assuming I just don't show up and there are shots laid out for us, which may happen. I can't blame anyone that accompanies a Tyler Clippard outing in a close game with a large pour of Wild Turkey 101 though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Name some guys who is not currently a closer, but could be on opening day?
(Davin from Pittsburgh)
Joakim Soria, Tyler Clippard, Wade Davis and does Koji Uehara count? (Bret Sayre)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)When does the next MLB trade go down? Any prediction who and where to?
(BNer Chip from Wrigleyville)
Sounds like the Pirates will pick up a reliever. I'm spinning the wheel of Mike Can Predict The Future and...IT'S TYLER CLIPPARD! C'MON DOWN TYLER CLIPPARD! YOU'VE BEEN TRADED TO THE PIRATES! (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's are 41-50, 8 games out of a playoff spot, and with every AL team in front of them. Yet, Billy Beane hasn't deal Ben Zobrist, Tyler Clippard, Scott Kazmir, or Jesse Chavez. At some point, isn't waiting going to reduce their trade value since there are less games for them to help?
(Paul from San Diego)
This could be just me, but I feel like the A's feel like with that run differential, they're due to get back in this race. The division is extremely flawed, so I sort of understand this thinking, but there's just too many teams to jump over now. The overall point is correct though, the longer they hold on, the more the value drops. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff, obviously the teams that perform the best during the regular season don't always win the WS. It's also obvious that whatever team wins the WS had some sort of luck involved. What variables would you contribute to the "luck" factor that can come into effect with such SSS?
(JSappington from IL)
In the post-season, it's just about execution. Does a guy make the pitch or not? Does he hit the pitcher's mistake or not? It's that simple in October because the talent levels are so even and the sample sizes are so small. This is why we put managerial decisions under such a microscope in October. In general, managerial decisions get overblown during the regular season, but when one pitch can make the difference between going home or advancing, the guy throwing that pitch makes a big difference. This is why it made no sense that Matt Williams was comfortable having his entire season come down to Aaron Barrett when Tyler Clippard was available. This is why letting Hunter Strickland continue to face lefties who can hit fastballs makes no sense. This is why giving up an out in the second inning with you two hitter is a bad idea. No one has any idea how a decision will turn out, but the manager has to put his team in the best position for the dice to come up in his favor. Luck matters, but you have to make sure that the odds are on your side as well. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Dear Podcst Pundits: Perhaps you have heard of T.C.S. This, of course, is short for Tyler Clippard Syndrome. It can also be used generically. Anyhow, how long should a team stick with a player, particularly a pitcher before giving up on him. We have seen other managers, Matt Williams also of late, affirming and re-affirming that Tyler Clippard (or whoever, fill in the name) is his man and he will stick with him. How many games does a manager need to lose before moving on? I know Williams is trying to keep Clippard's confidence up. I don't think that's the problem. He HAS confidence. All he lacks is talent. A. Nationals Fan
(A. Nationals Fan from In the Ether)
Are you sure Tyler Clippard Syndrome isn't the act of being afflicted with sport goggles? I don't know about this real life thing, because Matt Williams has already benched me for not hustling. However, we have a long leash on our players in the Scoresheetverse, up until the point where their poor play starts affecting their utility in the playoffs. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of under the radar potential save stealers for 2014?
(Sam from NY)
Cody Allen, Carter Capps, Edward Mujica, Tyler Clippard, Joe Smith (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team keeper league. 5x5. Have Jansen and Holland as closers. Normally I would buy 7 starters but I'm thinking of buying 1 set up guy even though our league does not count holds. I'm looking for a guy that has 70 innings of awesome WHIP/ERA to offset a failed starter. Anyone who will sniff saves will be bought in my league. Who can I get that won't be getting saves but will be an awesome relief ace?
(seabass77 from Milwaukee)
Tyler Clippard, Ryan Cook, Pedro strop, Junichi Tazawa are my first four go to guys. Tyler Clippard is a bit scary but the man puts up Scot Shields level production. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)On the NL side, who are some of the closers that are a year a way?
(Willy from Under the Christmas tree)
Rex Brothers, unfortunately since they're going with Hawkins. Mark Melancon, Tyler Clippard, too.. but most of the closer volatility is in the AL. Nick Vincent is a super-sleeper in SD if he can figure out lefties again like he did in 2012. (Paul Sporer)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay! I'll be having some very traditional Uruguayan lunch by the time of the chat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asado) but I wanted to drop by, say hi, and ask a very profound question: if I, being 10000 miles away, can see through at least half of the childish mental mistakes players/managers/GMs make daily, how come these still happen? Is the next market inefficiency to cut down on all those Caught Stealing third for the 3rd out / not using your best reliever in the highest leverage situations / keeping 'veterans' in the roster instead of giving promising young players a chance / etc.?
(Guillermo from Montevideo, Uruguay)
Hey Guillermo! Always good to hear from Uruguay's number one BP fan, and man, I'm jealous with regards to lunch (Uruguay is a carnivore's paradise, for those who are unaware).

I think some of the mistakes you talk about (caught stealing for the third out) are ones that will always be with us, but the game does slowly evolve, and we've seen something of a movement where certain veterans have trouble finding jobs because of a general trend towards younger players - take the absence of Vlad Guerrero, Hideki Matsui, and Johnny Damon (though he finally signed with Cleveland) from rosters after competent but hardly stellar seasons.

Sooner or later, some team is going to get more daring with their reliever usage, though it's worth noting that in some places like Cleveland (Vinny Pestano), Detroit (Joaquin Benoit), Los Angeles (Kenley Jansen) and Washington (Tyler Clippard) teams already have their best relievers in non-closing situations that are often higher-leverage. It happens more often than you think. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any picks for non-closers worth taking for pure K/WHIP/ERA/maybe win-stealing upside? Basically Tyler Clippard types...
(Mark from Cleveland)
Kenley Jansen #1, but his save upside will make him expensive. Clippard is good. Mike Adams, Sergio Romo (if they let him face more lefties this year and he gets more than 40 IP), Jonny Venters, Hong-Chih Kuo (if healthy), Joaquin Benoit, Grant Balfour (if he doesn't close), Matt Thornton/Addison Reed (whoever doesn't close). (Derek Carty)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christina: BP2011 is outstanding, as expected, and, while I'm not much of a design geek, I think it's visually more appealing with the player bio boxes. One question though: You project no National to get more than 3 saves, with Storen getting none. Was this a typo, or am I missing some back story? Thanks!
(geebr from san diego)
Speaking out of turn, my thanks to you. But I really can't take any credit for the redesign whatsoever--Steven Goldman and Colin Wyers (with doses of Ben Lindbergh and Steph Bee) were the people most responsible for this year's much more visually slick product. As for the Nats' saves situation, I'm assuming it's an oversight in the rush to publication. I could see Riggleman tag-teaming Storen and Tyler Clippard initially, but I like Henry Rodriguez as a stealth candidate for sneaking in and claiming some save opps during the course of the season. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)I notice that you gave Daryl Jones four stars but he didn't make the top 100. Did he just miss the cut? Were there other four star guys that didn't make it?
(Ben F from California)
Yes, he just missed. Yes, I'd probably put him in it now. Seriously people, is there some organized movement to pick ONE guy in each of my chats and bombard me with questions about him. Is Daryl Jones the new Jeremy Hellickson who was the new Tyler Clippard? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)After laughing at that question. What do you really think of McAllister?
(Mike from Utica,NY)
See is that how this works. McAllister to Halladay is the new version of Tyler Clippard = Mike Mussina for those fans with the rose-colored glasses? He's another control type without a ton of ceiling, but I do like him as a potential back of the rotation type. Just because he's 6-6, 240 doesn't make him the next Halladay. I have a buddy Dave in Boston, he's about 6-8 and that doesn't make him the next Carmelo Anthony either. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You should take the over on the Nationals. You have them at 72, one down from last year's 73. With the upgrades in the OF (Nook/Langerhans for Lastings, Church/Snelling for Wily Mo/Dukes), Nick Johnson coming back, and an improved rotation (giving the innings that went to Jerome Williams, Joel Hanrahan, and Mike Bascik to Odalis Perez, John Patterson, John Lannan, Tyler Clippard, etc.) this team will be better.
(sbiel2 from Washington, DC)
You could be right there. One thing that PECOTA doesn't know, can't know yet, is just how all those playing time decisions will be made. Right now we have a best guess. As we see how the team sorts itself out, that prediction will be open to revision. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Tyler Clippard, the Nationals have not added any starting pitchers this off-season. With an additional year on the youngsters, do you think the Nats starting pitchers will be better or worse than last year?
(Kevin from Fairfax VA)
I expect Tim Redding to take a beating with the reality stick, but if they get more than 40 starts combined out of John Patterson and Shawn Hill, this will definitely be a better unit than last year's. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I understand that everyone now agrees that Tyler Clippard had been overhyped, and the Nationals did pick him up cheap. Has everyone gone too far in beating on him now? Does he have a chance to crack the Nationals' rotation in April, and what is his ceiling?
(Kevin from Fairfax VA)
He could be the Nationals' Opening Day starter.

His ceiling is a #4 starter, a 4.40 career ERA guy.

Those two sentences are most definitely NOT mutually exclusive. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are people comparing Kennedy to Mussina? I mean Mussina in his hey day had nasty stuff and Kennedy doesn't fit the bill. If there is one pitcher who similar to moose is Phil Hughes.
(Trey from Albany NY)
Look, there are some people out there who just don't get it. These are the same people who two years ago compared Tyler Clippard to Mussina. That said, Kennedy is a far superiour prospect to anything Clippard ever was and will be a successful big league starter. (Kevin Goldstein)


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