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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-26-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age35 years, 3 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.02015
-1.32016
2017
-0.52018
-0.32019
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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
2008 ANA MLB 9 0 8.3 0 1 0 8 4 7 0 104 8.6 4.3 0.0 7.6 0% .320 1.44 2.91 4.32 96 4.23 90.3 0.1
2009 ANA MLB 54 0 54.7 6 4 1 63 19 48 2 104 10.4 3.1 0.3 7.9 0% .363 1.50 2.89 4.94 78 3.30 70.8 1.2
2010 ANA MLB 68 0 59.0 2 4 0 54 29 61 2 99 8.2 4.4 0.3 9.3 0% .327 1.41 2.99 3.97 89 3.39 76.6 1.0
2011 ANA MLB 16 0 13.0 1 2 0 21 9 6 2 101 14.5 6.2 1.4 4.2 0% .380 2.31 6.44 7.62 104 4.16 96.6 0.1
2012 ANA MLB 49 0 44.7 3 2 2 39 12 38 3 96 7.9 2.4 0.6 7.7 0% .293 1.14 3.15 3.02 106 4.42 101.2 0.2
2013 ANA MLB 45 0 36.0 1 3 0 41 14 36 3 95 10.3 3.5 0.8 9.0 0% .346 1.53 3.40 4.50 104 4.40 105.5 0.1
2014 ANA MLB 74 0 65.0 0 2 2 45 23 75 4 95 6.2 3.2 0.6 10.4 0% .263 1.05 2.80 2.63 79 2.43 59.5 1.6
2015 MIN 0 29 0 28.0 1 1 10 18 7 25 1 109 5.8 2.3 0.3 8.0 0% .224 0.89 2.53 1.61 96 3.70 86.4 0.3
2015 TBA 0 46 0 41.7 2 5 5 34 20 34 4 102 7.3 4.3 0.9 7.3 0% .254 1.30 4.15 2.81 100 3.38 78.8 0.7
2016 MIN 0 33 0 30.7 2 5 7 42 12 22 7 113 12.3 3.5 2.1 6.5 31% .350 1.76 5.81 6.16 128 7.75 171.4 -1.0
2016 TBA 0 25 0 19.0 0 1 0 20 9 13 5 101 9.5 4.3 2.4 6.2 33% .268 1.53 6.57 5.68 123 6.39 141.4 -0.3
2018 TEX MLB 21 0 16.7 0 3 0 15 11 8 4 110 8.1 5.9 2.2 4.3 49% .208 1.56 7.51 5.94 126 7.68 171.5 -0.5
2015 TOT MLB 75 0 69.7 3 6 15 52 27 59 5 105 6.7 3.5 0.6 7.6 0% .000 1.13 3.50 2.33 98 3.51 81.9 1.0
2016 TOT MLB 58 0 49.7 2 6 7 62 21 35 12 108 11.2 3.8 2.2 6.3 32% .321 1.67 6.10 5.98 126 7.23 159.9 -1.3
CareerMLB4690416.7183327400169373371018.63.70.88.147%.3161.373.744.00984.1193.83.5

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 CDR A MDW 10 10 51.0 6 3 0 32 28 42 2 5.6 4.9 0.4 7.4 0% .219 1.18 3.78 2.65 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CDR A MDW 27 27 144.3 8 10 0 122 77 136 6 7.6 4.8 0.4 8.5 0% .289 1.38 3.97 3.43 0 0.00 0.0
2005 RCU A+ CLF 4 4 12.7 0 1 0 19 10 11 2 13.5 7.1 1.4 7.8 0% -.708 2.28 6.76 10.63 0 0.00 0.0
2006 RCU A+ CLF 47 0 50.0 4 4 16 51 34 46 2 9.2 6.1 0.4 8.3 0% .325 1.70 4.72 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2007 RCU A+ CLF 44 0 53.7 1 5 3 61 38 50 2 100 10.2 6.4 0.3 8.4 0% .371 1.84 4.68 4.19 102 6.87 141.0
2008 ANA MLB AL 9 0 8.3 0 1 0 8 4 7 0 104 8.6 4.3 0.0 7.6 0% .320 1.44 2.91 4.32 96 4.23 90.3
2008 ARK AA TXS 25 0 31.7 2 1 11 22 18 35 0 82 6.2 5.1 0.0 9.9 0% .282 1.26 2.82 1.42 80 3.15 64.4
2008 SLC AAA PCL 15 0 23.0 1 3 2 17 12 21 3 122 6.7 4.7 1.2 8.2 0% .237 1.26 4.91 2.35 92 2.74 56.1
2009 ANA MLB AL 54 0 54.7 6 4 1 63 19 48 2 104 10.4 3.1 0.3 7.9 0% .363 1.50 2.89 4.94 78 3.30 70.8
2009 SLC AAA PCL 14 0 18.0 1 0 2 30 16 20 4 107 15.0 8.0 2.0 10.0 0% .419 2.56 6.95 9.00 113 9.33 196.3
2010 ANA MLB AL 68 0 59.0 2 4 0 54 29 61 2 99 8.2 4.4 0.3 9.3 0% .327 1.41 2.99 3.97 89 3.39 76.6
2011 ANA MLB AL 16 0 13.0 1 2 0 21 9 6 2 101 14.5 6.2 1.4 4.2 0% .380 2.31 6.44 7.62 104 4.16 96.6
2011 SLC AAA PCL 24 0 28.3 1 3 7 32 8 20 4 10.2 2.5 1.3 6.4 0% .322 1.41 5.05 4.45 95 4.13 84.3
2012 ANA MLB AL 49 0 44.7 3 2 2 39 12 38 3 96 7.9 2.4 0.6 7.7 0% .293 1.14 3.15 3.02 106 4.42 101.2
2012 SLC AAA PCL 23 0 25.0 2 2 2 18 9 35 1 6.5 3.2 0.4 12.6 0% .321 1.08 2.46 3.24 63 2.11 43.9
2013 ANA MLB AL 45 0 36.0 1 3 0 41 14 36 3 95 10.3 3.5 0.8 9.0 0% .346 1.53 3.40 4.50 104 4.40 105.5
2013 SBR A+ CAL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 3.76 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SLC AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 9.0 9.0 9.0 4.5 0% .000 2.00 18.56 13.50 145 6.12 133.0
2014 ANA MLB AL 74 0 65.0 0 2 2 45 23 75 4 95 6.2 3.2 0.6 10.4 0% .263 1.05 2.80 2.63 79 2.43 59.5
2015 MIN MLB AL 29 0 28.0 1 1 10 18 7 25 1 109 5.8 2.3 0.3 8.0 0% .224 0.89 2.53 1.61 96 3.70 86.4
2015 TBA MLB AL 46 0 41.7 2 5 5 34 20 34 4 102 7.3 4.3 0.9 7.3 0% .254 1.30 4.15 2.81 100 3.38 78.8
2016 MIN MLB AL 33 0 30.7 2 5 7 42 12 22 7 113 12.3 3.5 2.1 6.5 31% .350 1.76 5.81 6.16 128 7.75 171.4
2016 TBA MLB AL 25 0 19.0 0 1 0 20 9 13 5 101 9.5 4.3 2.4 6.2 33% .268 1.53 6.57 5.68 123 6.39 141.4
2017 SYR AAA INT 19 0 23.7 0 1 1 22 10 29 5 8.4 3.8 1.9 11.0 37% .283 1.35 5.03 5.32 103 4.11 87.5
2018 TEX MLB AL 21 0 16.7 0 3 0 15 11 8 4 110 8.1 5.9 2.2 4.3 49% .208 1.56 7.51 5.94 126 7.68 171.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 123 0.4472 0.4228 0.7885 0.5818 0.2941 0.9063 0.6000 0.2115
2009 894 0.5045 0.4732 0.7281 0.6475 0.2957 0.8288 0.5038 0.2719
2010 977 0.4831 0.4442 0.7512 0.6059 0.2931 0.8916 0.4797 0.2488
2011 211 0.5166 0.4550 0.8229 0.6881 0.2059 0.8533 0.7143 0.1771
2012 706 0.4745 0.4646 0.7835 0.6597 0.2884 0.8597 0.6262 0.2165
2013 656 0.4771 0.4878 0.7875 0.7029 0.2915 0.8227 0.7100 0.2125
2014 1040 0.4760 0.4712 0.7102 0.6525 0.3064 0.8080 0.5210 0.2898
2015 1145 0.4672 0.4611 0.7443 0.6411 0.3033 0.8134 0.6162 0.2557
2016 871 0.4569 0.4478 0.7897 0.6432 0.2833 0.8789 0.6194 0.2103
2018 309 0.4693 0.4175 0.8295 0.6621 0.2012 0.9167 0.5758 0.1705
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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
2013-08-21 2013-09-30 15-DL 40 37 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy 2013-08-24 -
2013-08-17 2013-08-18 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion - -
2013-04-12 2013-05-26 15-DL 44 40 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2013-03-10 2013-03-21 Camp 11 0 Right Arm Strain Triceps - -
2011-07-16 2011-09-06 Minors 52 50 Right Knee Surgery Also Received PRP 2011-08-31 -
2011-03-22 2011-03-24 Camp 2 0 Left Hip Tightness -
2010-02-27 2010-03-01 Camp 2 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-02-15 2010-03-01 Camp 14 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-09-21 2009-09-26 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-04-19 2009-05-04 15-DL 15 12 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $1,250,000
2017 MIN $
2016 MIN $5,312,500
2015 TBA $3,025,000
2014 ANA $1,462,500
2013 ANA $1,181,250
2012 ANA $501,000
2011 ANA $435,000
2010 ANA $415,000
2009 ANA $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$13,983,250
9 yrTotal$13,983,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 163 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year/$1.25M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Texas as a free agent (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. Contract selected by Texas 3/29/18. DFA by Texas 5/21/18. Released 5/27/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/13/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.25M in majors. Released by Arizona 3/25/17. Signed by Washington as a free agent 6/29/17 (minor-league contract). Jepsen may opt out of contract 7/26/17 if not on Major League roster.
  • 1 year/$5.3125M (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/22/16 (avoided arbitration, $5.4M-$5.05M). DFA by Minnesota 7/3/16. Released 7/11/16. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 7/14/16 (Rays pay pro-rated Major League minimum salary).
  • 1 year/$3.025M (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/15 with $1,074,453 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$1.4625M (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $1.625M-$1.3M). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 12/16/14.
  • 1 year/$1,181,250 (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/30/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$0.975M).
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/26/09. Optioned to Triple-A 5/4/09. Recalled 6/10/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by LA Angels 9/7/08.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 2002 (2-53) (Bishop Manoque, Reno). $0.745M 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
90o 0 1.6 0.3 54 0 49.5 43 21 35 7 .245 1.28 4.60 4.68 -8.9 -1.0
80o 0 1.3 0.2 47 0 43.6 40 20 31 7 .259 1.38 5.05 5.14 -10.0 -1.1
70o 0 1.1 0.2 43 0 39.5 39 19 28 6 .269 1.46 5.37 5.48 -10.5 -1.1
60o 0 0.9 0.1 39 0 36.0 37 18 25 6 .278 1.52 5.66 5.78 -10.7 -1.2
50o 0 0.8 0.1 36 0 32.9 35 17 23 6 .286 1.59 5.93 6.06 -10.8 -1.2
40o 0 0.7 0.1 32 0 29.9 33 16 21 6 .295 1.65 6.21 6.35 -10.7 -1.2
30o 0 0.5 0.1 29 0 26.7 31 15 19 5 .304 1.73 6.51 6.66 -10.5 -1.1
20o 0 0.4 0.1 25 0 23.1 28 14 16 5 .314 1.81 6.88 7.03 -10.0 -1.1
10o 0 0.3 0 20 0 18.3 24 12 13 4 .329 1.94 7.39 7.57 -9.0 -1.0
Weighted Mean00.80.135032.23417236.2841.575.896.02-10.4-1.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Sam, Which non-closers should I pick up now on the chance they will close in 2015?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Wade Davis, Ken Giles, Kevin Jepsen, Bruce Rondon... though not necessarily closing in April 2005. Trying to figure out who is going to close for the Giants next year. Who's going to close for the Giants next year? I'll say Jason Motte is going to close for the Giants next year. Enjoy this prediction, Giants fans and fantasy owners, I wrote it just for you! (Sam Miller)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think is the next guy to nab a closer job? I'm talking about unheralded guys like John Axford last year as opposed to the sexy setup guys from the preseason like Daniel Bard and Jake McGee.
(Aaron from YYZ)
I'll say Kevin Jepsen of the Angels. (John Perrotto)


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