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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-19-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age36 years, 4 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.62015
0.52016
-0.12017
0.72018
0.12019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2005 PIT MLB 14 14 84.7 8 2 0 79 23 58 3 102 8.4 2.4 0.3 6.2 0% .298 1.20 2.96 1.81 93 3.74 80.6 1.7
2006 PIT MLB 34 34 215.3 10 15 0 255 68 117 17 95 10.7 2.8 0.7 4.9 0% .328 1.50 4.09 4.47 94 4.91 100.0 2.1
2007 PIT MLB 20 19 107.3 3 8 0 161 25 41 14 101 13.5 2.1 1.2 3.4 0% .368 1.73 4.88 5.53 106 6.34 131.2 -0.7
2008 PIT MLB 31 31 185.0 5 14 0 230 47 87 19 100 11.2 2.3 0.9 4.2 0% .315 1.50 4.37 4.82 106 5.46 116.4 0.2
2009 PIT MLB 32 32 213.0 11 16 0 231 49 106 23 96 9.8 2.1 1.0 4.5 0% .293 1.31 4.19 4.06 102 4.28 91.8 3.1
2010 PIT MLB 29 29 159.0 8 15 0 212 51 96 25 92 12.0 2.9 1.4 5.4 0% .338 1.65 4.97 5.72 110 6.05 136.5 -1.4
2011 ARI MLB 21 9 76.7 3 4 1 101 19 32 6 100 11.9 2.2 0.7 3.8 0% .339 1.57 3.95 4.93 111 5.29 122.9 -0.3
2012 WAS MLB 8 0 13.7 1 0 0 11 4 10 0 100 7.2 2.6 0.0 6.6 0% .262 1.10 2.54 1.32 105 4.74 108.7 0.0
2013 CIN 0 14 0 10.7 0 1 0 8 2 7 1 107 6.8 1.7 0.8 5.9 0% .226 0.94 3.49 0.84 90 3.11 74.4 0.2
2013 WAS 0 12 1 20.7 1 1 0 31 8 11 2 100 13.5 3.5 0.9 4.8 0% .367 1.89 4.52 8.71 106 4.31 103.3 0.1
2014 MIL MLB 74 0 58.7 5 1 0 49 17 74 3 102 7.5 2.6 0.5 11.4 0% .319 1.13 2.11 2.45 75 2.19 53.7 1.7
2015 CHA MLB 71 0 60.7 3 6 1 47 32 66 9 104 7.0 4.7 1.3 9.8 0% .262 1.30 4.58 3.41 98 3.87 90.5 0.6
2016 CHA 0 53 0 37.7 2 0 1 31 16 42 2 103 7.4 3.8 0.5 10.0 65% .299 1.25 2.99 2.63 96 3.92 86.7 0.5
2016 SLN 0 28 0 23.3 0 1 1 17 13 26 0 92 6.6 5.0 0.0 10.0 60% .293 1.29 2.88 1.93 102 4.65 102.9 0.1
2017 SLN MLB 27 0 18.3 1 1 0 13 6 12 3 6.4 2.9 1.5 5.9 52% .196 1.04 5.30 3.93 116 5.47 116.4 -0.1
2018 MIN 0 45 0 37.3 3 4 0 44 15 39 0 104 10.6 3.6 0.0 9.4 61% .370 1.58 2.71 3.62 95 3.73 83.3 0.5
2018 SEA 0 27 0 14.7 2 1 0 13 6 12 1 96 8.0 3.7 0.6 7.4 60% .286 1.30 3.87 5.52 93 3.65 81.6 0.2
2019 CIN MLB 30 0 23.3 3 1 0 21 18 18 4 94 8.1 6.9 1.5 6.9 50% .266 1.67 6.46 5.01 120 7.20 147.0 -0.5
2013 TOT MLB 26 1 31.3 1 2 0 39 10 18 3 102 11.2 2.9 0.9 5.2 0% .000 1.56 4.17 6.03 101 3.90 93.5 0.3
2016 TOT MLB 81 0 61.0 2 1 2 48 29 68 2 99 7.1 4.3 0.3 10.0 63% .297 1.26 2.95 2.36 98 4.20 92.9 0.5
2018 TOT MLB 72 0 52.0 5 5 0 57 21 51 1 102 9.9 3.6 0.2 8.8 60% .348 1.50 3.04 4.15 94 3.71 82.8 0.7
CareerMLB5701691360.06991415544198541329710.32.80.95.752%.3211.454.124.311014.86105.37.9

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-
2003 HIC A SAL 26 26 141.7 8 7 0 124 46 113 7 7.9 2.9 0.4 7.2 0% .280 1.20 3.28 3.11 0 0.00 0.0
2004 LYN A+ CRL 17 17 97.0 10 5 0 73 20 106 3 6.8 1.9 0.3 9.8 0% .278 0.96 2.29 1.39 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ALT AA EAS 9 9 51.3 5 1 0 41 10 36 2 7.2 1.8 0.4 6.3 0% .262 0.99 2.99 1.58 0 0.00 0.0
2005 PIT MLB NL 14 14 84.7 8 2 0 79 23 58 3 102 8.4 2.4 0.3 6.2 0% .298 1.20 2.96 1.81 93 3.74 80.6
2005 IND AAA INT 16 16 108.0 12 3 0 108 23 66 8 86 9.0 1.9 0.7 5.5 0% -1.010 1.21 3.64 2.92 91 4.37 86.1
2006 PIT MLB NL 34 34 215.3 10 15 0 255 68 117 17 95 10.7 2.8 0.7 4.9 0% .328 1.50 4.09 4.47 94 4.91 100.0
2007 PIT MLB NL 20 19 107.3 3 8 0 161 25 41 14 101 13.5 2.1 1.2 3.4 0% .368 1.73 4.88 5.53 106 6.34 131.2
2007 SCO A- NYP 1 1 5.7 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 98 4.7 3.2 0.0 4.7 0% .176 0.88 3.96 1.58 110 3.88 79.6
2007 IND AAA INT 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 7 2 1 0 93 17.0 4.9 0.0 2.4 0% .467 2.43 4.25 4.86 111 8.01 164.4
2007 PIR Rk GCL 2 2 6.7 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 96 6.7 2.7 0.0 4.0 0% .250 1.04 3.44 1.34 105 5.27 108.2
2008 PIT MLB NL 31 31 185.0 5 14 0 230 47 87 19 100 11.2 2.3 0.9 4.2 0% .315 1.50 4.37 4.82 106 5.46 116.4
2009 PIT MLB NL 32 32 213.0 11 16 0 231 49 106 23 96 9.8 2.1 1.0 4.5 0% .293 1.31 4.19 4.06 102 4.28 91.8
2010 PIT MLB NL 29 29 159.0 8 15 0 212 51 96 25 92 12.0 2.9 1.4 5.4 0% .338 1.65 4.97 5.72 110 6.05 136.5
2010 ALT AA EAS 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 88 6.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 0% .190 0.86 5.35 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ARI MLB NL 21 9 76.7 3 4 1 101 19 32 6 100 11.9 2.2 0.7 3.8 0% .339 1.57 3.95 4.93 111 5.29 122.9
2011 VIS A+ CAL 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 0 4 0 94 9.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 0% .333 1.00 2.34 1.80 82 4.24 86.6
2011 RNO AAA PCL 1 1 5.3 1 0 0 7 1 2 2 109 11.8 1.7 3.4 3.4 0% .263 1.50 8.46 8.44 122 5.82 118.8
2012 WAS MLB NL 8 0 13.7 1 0 0 11 4 10 0 100 7.2 2.6 0.0 6.6 0% .262 1.10 2.54 1.32 105 4.74 108.7
2012 SYR AAA INT 26 26 164.3 15 5 0 178 39 91 16 100 9.7 2.1 0.9 5.0 0% .297 1.32 4.04 3.51 102 4.62 96.3
2013 CIN MLB NL 14 0 10.7 0 1 0 8 2 7 1 107 6.8 1.7 0.8 5.9 0% .226 0.94 3.49 0.84 90 3.11 74.4
2013 WAS MLB NL 12 1 20.7 1 1 0 31 8 11 2 100 13.5 3.5 0.9 4.8 0% .367 1.89 4.52 8.71 106 4.31 103.3
2013 LOU AAA INT 26 0 27.7 2 0 2 19 5 34 2 6.2 1.6 0.7 11.1 0% .274 0.87 2.33 1.30 61 2.27 49.3
2014 MIL MLB NL 74 0 58.7 5 1 0 49 17 74 3 102 7.5 2.6 0.5 11.4 0% .319 1.13 2.11 2.45 75 2.19 53.7
2015 CHA MLB AL 71 0 60.7 3 6 1 47 32 66 9 104 7.0 4.7 1.3 9.8 0% .262 1.30 4.58 3.41 98 3.87 90.5
2016 CHA MLB AL 53 0 37.7 2 0 1 31 16 42 2 103 7.4 3.8 0.5 10.0 65% .299 1.25 2.99 2.63 96 3.92 86.7
2016 SLN MLB NL 28 0 23.3 0 1 1 17 13 26 0 92 6.6 5.0 0.0 10.0 60% .293 1.29 2.88 1.93 102 4.65 102.9
2017 SLN MLB NL 27 0 18.3 1 1 0 13 6 12 3 6.4 2.9 1.5 5.9 52% .196 1.04 5.30 3.93 116 5.47 116.4
2017 PMB A+ FSL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .333 1.00 4.31 0.00 88 3.19 68.0
2017 MEM AAA PCL 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 3.0 1.5 0.0 9.0 71% .143 0.50 2.22 0.00 81 2.22 47.2
2017 CRD Rk GCL 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 100 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 75% .250 0.50 0.42 0.00 83 2.75 58.5
2018 MIN MLB AL 45 0 37.3 3 4 0 44 15 39 0 104 10.6 3.6 0.0 9.4 61% .370 1.58 2.71 3.62 95 3.73 83.3
2018 SEA MLB AL 27 0 14.7 2 1 0 13 6 12 1 96 8.0 3.7 0.6 7.4 60% .286 1.30 3.87 5.52 93 3.65 81.6
2019 CIN MLB NL 30 0 23.3 3 1 0 21 18 18 4 94 8.1 6.9 1.5 6.9 50% .266 1.67 6.46 5.01 120 7.20 147.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2833 0.5231 0.4582 0.8652 0.6073 0.2946 0.9256 0.7286 0.1348
2009 3033 0.5219 0.4655 0.8442 0.5850 0.3352 0.9147 0.7099 0.1558
2010 2630 0.4639 0.4418 0.8322 0.5893 0.3142 0.9221 0.6862 0.1678
2011 1213 0.4567 0.4658 0.8478 0.6643 0.2989 0.9076 0.7360 0.1522
2012 216 0.3565 0.4491 0.7732 0.5714 0.3813 0.8636 0.6981 0.2268
2013 504 0.4345 0.4683 0.7669 0.6438 0.3333 0.8794 0.6000 0.2331
2014 974 0.4055 0.4251 0.6908 0.5570 0.3351 0.8318 0.5309 0.3092
2015 1037 0.3809 0.4446 0.7375 0.6076 0.3442 0.8667 0.5973 0.2625
2016 1002 0.4641 0.4182 0.7303 0.5591 0.2961 0.8385 0.5535 0.2697
2017 284 0.4190 0.4472 0.7165 0.5798 0.3515 0.8406 0.5690 0.2835
2018 913 0.3855 0.4447 0.7537 0.6250 0.3316 0.8273 0.6667 0.2463
2019 389 0.3496 0.3933 0.7647 0.5956 0.2846 0.7778 0.7500 0.2353
Career150280.46560.44920.80790.59880.31830.89150.67350.1921

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
2011-03-22 2011-05-27 15-DL 66 50 Left Hand Recovery From Fracture -
2011-03-13 2011-03-22 Camp 9 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2010-06-17 2010-07-11 15-DL 24 22 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2007-06-29 2007-09-11 60-DL 74 66 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis and Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2005-08-24 2005-09-15 15-DL 22 19 Left Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CIN $2,000,000
2018 MIN $2,150,000
2017 SLN $5,500,000
2016 CHA $5,000,000
2015 CHA $4,500,000
2014 MIL $850,000
2013 WAS $700,000
2011 ARI $3,500,000
2010 PIT $4,300,000
2009 PIT $2,200,000
2008 PIT $400,000
2007 PIT $410,000
2006 PIT $335,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$29,845,000
2019Current$2,000,000
14 yrPvs + Cur$31,845,000
14 yrTotal$31,845,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 54 dISE Baseball1 year/$2M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2019). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/11/19. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 45, 50, 55 games pitched. Award bonuses for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, top 3 in vote for Cy Young or Reliever of the Year. DFA by Cincinnati 7/1/19. DFA by Cincinnati 7/6/19.
  • 1 year/$2.15M (2018). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/26/17. Performance bonuses:$0.2M each for 40, 50 appearances. $0.3M each for 55, 60 appearances. $0.5M for 65 appearances. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Minnesota 7/30/18 with $716,667 remaining on contract (Twins pay Mariners $75,000 as part of the deal).
  • 3 years/$15M (2015-17). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/18/14. 15:$4.5M, 16:$5M, 17:$5.5M. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/16 with $7,221,212 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2014). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/15/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/3/12. DFA by Washington 6/4/13. Released 6/10/13. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 6/13/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 8/3/13. Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 8/12/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cincinnati 8/30/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/27/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Houston 3/27/12. Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/29/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Washington 9/1/12.
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Arizona 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration). 11:$3.5M, 12:$5.5M club option, $0.75M buyout). Arizona declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 11/24/10 after being DFA 11/19/10.
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Renewed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Renewed by Pittsburgh 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 7/05.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2001 (20-594) (Midway HS, Waco, Texas).

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
90o 4.1 1.8 1.8 77 0 59.2 45 23 59 6 .259 1.16 3.26 3.4 8.1 0.9
80o 3.6 1.5 1.6 69 0 53.2 44 23 53 5 .274 1.25 3.66 3.8 5.0 0.5
70o 3.3 1.4 1.4 64 0 49.0 43 22 49 5 .285 1.32 3.94 4.1 3.0 0.3
60o 3 1.2 1.2 59 0 45.5 42 21 45 5 .294 1.38 4.19 4.36 1.5 0.2
50o 2.8 1.1 1.1 55 0 42.3 40 21 42 5 .303 1.44 4.43 4.6 0.3 0.0
40o 2.5 1 1 51 0 39.2 39 20 39 5 .312 1.50 4.67 4.85 -0.8 -0.1
30o 2.3 0.8 0.9 47 0 35.9 37 19 36 5 .321 1.57 4.94 5.12 -1.8 -0.2
20o 2 0.7 0.8 42 0 32.2 35 18 32 4 .332 1.65 5.25 5.45 -2.8 -0.3
10o 1.6 0.5 0.6 35 0 27.2 32 16 27 4 .348 1.77 5.70 5.91 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.71.11.154041.73920415.3011.434.404.570.40.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some deeper high K/9 relievers that could provide value in a holds league?
(JT Smooth from Loveboat )
Shawn Kelley, Roberto Osuna, Antonio Bastardo, Zach Duke. (Mike Gianella)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)In your (very) humble opinion, who's the most improved team so far this offseason?
(Gotribe31 from VA)
If the Kemp trade goes through, it's really hard for me not to pick the Padres. They've drastically remade their lineup while hardly affecting the major league roster. Other option would be the White Sox. I love the LaRoche signing and the Samardzija acquisition was a steal in my view. They've still got plenty of holes but they've made impact acquisitions in the bullpen (No, not Zach Duke), 1B/DH, and SP. That's a nice offseason. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Brewers do make the move to bring up Jimmy Nelson and move Marco Estrada to the bullpen, they are going to need to clear room in the pen. Who are potential trade partners who could take one of their many pen lefties and what could we expect in return for say Tom Gorzelanny?
(BeerTheDeer from Milwaukee)
I'm not sure it's a foregone conclusion that Nelson replaces Estrada in the Brewers' bullpen, but Milwaukee is in a good spot w/ their plethora of lefties. Gorz, Will Smith, and Zach Duke can all handle righties and lefties -- with varying levels of dominance -- so they're not weighing their bullpen down w/ LOOGYs. If the Brewers do end up moving someone like Gorz, though, it would be for a lower-tier prospect or perhaps a utility guy. Nothing exciting. (J.P. Breen)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)With all of the zip code changes of aces this offseason, everyone has seemingly forgotten that Dan Haren was a huge part of trade talks last season. He went to the Angels and was "ehh." Do you see any of the pitchers who've switched teams struggling in their new role, or just not living up to lofty expectations immediately? This would extend to include the Shaun Marcums of the world, too.
(Henchman Holding Wrench from Underground Layer)
Yeah. Zach Duke. Because he stinks. (Eric Seidman)
2010-06-23 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Colin, Do the Bucs have any vets left to trade? Seems like only Mahom, Doumit, or Dotel may get back anything in return? And would they even get back a mid-level prospect? thanks Frank
(frank from vegas)
If Zach Duke was pitching better he'd be a useful trade piece, I think, although I don't know if that would make sense for the Pirates. But no, I think they're at a point where most anyone they have that's desirable is desirable to keep for them as well. (Colin Wyers)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ryan Doumit of Zach Duke bring any kind of return worth getting excited about? Could both get Martin Perez?
(Joe from Altoona)
Zach Duke is the type of guy I see as maybe 4th or 5th prize for an acquiring team. He doesn't have too solid of an established track record to make anyone excited, and most teams have a viable 4th or 5th starter with equal potential or upside. Doumit is interesting, but I cannot see the Rangers giving anything remotely valuable up for him. I don't think Duke+Doumit gets Perez. (Eric Seidman)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why are there 5 relievers on each All-Star team? Also, just like in the NBA we forever get All-Star Jamal Magloire, we now get All-Star Zach Duke and Ryan Franklin.
(Jon from DC)
I'd take more. What category of player is better prepared for an All-Star Game than a one-inning pitcher? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, thanks for the chat. What's changed with Zach Duke? Can we expect him to keep rolling along putting up great numbers for the next couple of years?
(Dennis from Monterey Park, CA)
I think he's healthy, for one thing. His elbow bothered him the last few years more than he let on and he's able to throw his curveball without pain again. The curve really sets up the rest of his pitches. I think he's a good mid-rotation starter who will continue to be solid if he stays healthy. (John Perrotto)
2008-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any favorite sleeper starting pitchers that you envision making a significant jump from marginal SP #5s to potential front-liners akin to Fausto Carmona last year?
(MB from New York, NY)
I have a sneaking suspicion Zach Duke of the Pirates is going to have a good year. He is healthy again and has a history with new pitching coach Jeff Andrews from their days together in the minor leagues. (John Perrotto)
2006-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Zack Duke ever return to his late 2005 form or is he an "excel at first but never again" type prospect?
(Dave from Frisco, CA)
If you look at Duke's PECOTA card, you'll note that while the system is modestly bullish on him, it certainly doesn't consider him a sure thing, with such names among his comps as -

Sorry, hang on - I confused myself with Nate Silver there for a second. A reminder: My expertise is in stadiums and other off-field stuff, so let's try to stick to those areas. Though it is mighty tempting to spend the entire afternoon laughing and pointing at Wayne Krivsky. (Neil deMause)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneYou know, Zach Duke and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Roy Halladay earlier this year . . . That makes me happy and a little disturbed. (Jesse Behr)
 

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