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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date12-14-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age37 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
-0.12015
2016
2017
2018
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
2005 TOR MLB 5 0 8.0 0 0 0 6 4 4 0 .269 106 6.8 4.5 0.0 4.5 50% .250 .197 1.25 3.54 0.00 109 5.68 122.1 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 21 14 78.3 3 4 0 87 38 65 14 .263 107 10.0 4.4 1.6 7.5 37% .309 .279 1.60 5.45 5.06 112 6.32 128.6 -0.4
2007 TOR MLB 38 25 159.0 12 6 1 149 49 122 27 .268 95 8.4 2.8 1.5 6.9 42% .268 .263 1.25 4.99 4.13 104 4.84 100.1 1.5
2008 TOR MLB 25 25 151.3 9 7 0 126 50 123 21 .260 98 7.5 3.0 1.2 7.3 43% .246 .240 1.16 4.48 3.39 93 3.53 75.2 3.4
2010 TOR MLB 31 31 195.3 13 8 0 181 43 165 24 .259 113 8.3 2.0 1.1 7.6 39% .279 .237 1.15 3.70 3.64 96 4.51 101.9 1.7
2011 MIL MLB 33 33 200.7 13 7 0 175 57 158 22 .257 104 7.8 2.6 1.0 7.1 40% .262 .235 1.16 3.69 3.54 91 3.05 70.9 4.8
2012 MIL MLB 21 21 124.0 7 4 0 116 41 109 16 .254 104 8.4 3.0 1.2 7.9 37% .280 .254 1.27 4.14 3.70 100 4.38 100.5 1.1
2013 NYN MLB 14 12 78.3 1 10 0 85 21 60 7 .247 95 9.8 2.4 0.8 6.9 38% .322 .275 1.35 3.60 5.29 102 3.79 90.8 1.1
2015 CLE MLB 7 6 35.0 3 2 0 32 11 30 9 .263 105 8.2 2.8 2.3 7.7 33% .253 .275 1.23 5.75 5.40 108 5.29 123.5 -0.1
CareerMLB1951671030.061481957314836140.2591038.42.71.27.340%.274.2511.234.263.93994.2493.613.0

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2003 AUB A- 21 0 34.0 1 0 8 15 7 47 1 .000 4.0 1.9 0.3 12.4 0% .206 .000 0.65 1.57 1.32 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CWV A 13 13 79.0 7 4 0 64 16 83 7 .000 7.3 1.8 0.8 9.5 0% .271 .000 1.01 3.14 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2004 DUN A+ 12 12 69.3 3 2 0 74 4 72 6 .000 9.6 0.5 0.8 9.4 0% .343 .000 1.13 2.57 3.12 0 0.00 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 5 0 8.0 0 0 0 6 4 4 0 .269 106 6.8 4.5 0.0 4.5 50% .250 .197 1.25 3.54 0.00 109 5.68 122.1
2005 NHP AA 9 9 53.3 7 1 0 44 10 40 5 .264 31 7.4 1.7 0.8 6.8 44% .258 .253 1.01 3.54 2.53 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SYR AAA 18 18 103.7 6 4 0 112 18 90 17 .255 103 9.7 1.6 1.5 7.8 43% .310 .253 1.25 4.23 4.95 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 21 14 78.3 3 4 0 87 38 65 14 .263 107 10.0 4.4 1.6 7.5 37% .309 .279 1.60 5.45 5.06 112 6.32 128.6
2006 SYR AAA 18 5 52.1 4 0 0 48 9 60 6 .257 100 8.3 1.6 1.0 10.4 50% .291 .214 1.09 2.84 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TOR MLB 38 25 159.0 12 6 1 149 49 122 27 .268 95 8.4 2.8 1.5 6.9 42% .268 .263 1.25 4.99 4.13 104 4.84 100.1
2008 TOR MLB 25 25 151.3 9 7 0 126 50 123 21 .260 98 7.5 3.0 1.2 7.3 43% .246 .240 1.16 4.48 3.39 93 3.53 75.2
2008 DUN A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 .232 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 50% .000 .060 0.00 0.20 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 SYR AAA 2 2 13.0 0 1 0 10 3 15 0 .271 95 6.9 2.1 0.0 10.4 37% .286 .218 1.00 1.70 2.77 0 0.00 0.0
2009 DUN A+ 2 2 6.0 0 1 0 7 0 5 0 .260 105 10.5 0.0 0.0 7.5 65% .350 .223 1.17 1.52 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 NHP AA 2 2 7.7 0 1 0 8 2 8 1 .277 85 9.4 2.3 1.2 9.4 44% .292 .320 1.30 3.52 1.17 0 0.00 0.0
2009 LVG AAA 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .275 96 9.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 25% .250 .227 1.50 4.95 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 31 31 195.3 13 8 0 181 43 165 24 .259 113 8.3 2.0 1.1 7.6 39% .279 .237 1.15 3.70 3.64 96 4.51 101.9
2011 MIL MLB 33 33 200.7 13 7 0 175 57 158 22 .257 104 7.8 2.6 1.0 7.1 40% .262 .235 1.16 3.69 3.54 91 3.05 70.9
2012 MIL MLB 21 21 124.0 7 4 0 116 41 109 16 .254 104 8.4 3.0 1.2 7.9 37% .280 .254 1.27 4.14 3.70 100 4.38 100.5
2012 WIS A 3 3 12.7 1 0 0 9 3 10 1 .280 99 6.4 2.1 0.7 7.1 41% .222 .208 0.95 3.50 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NYN MLB 14 12 78.3 1 10 0 85 21 60 7 .247 95 9.8 2.4 0.8 6.9 38% .322 .275 1.35 3.60 5.29 102 3.79 90.8
2014 COH AAA 8 1 15.3 1 0 0 10 6 10 1 .240 106 5.9 3.5 0.6 5.9 40% .214 .202 1.04 4.26 2.35 82 2.82 60.3
2014 CLE Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 0% .333 .000 1.00 2.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CLE MLB 7 6 35.0 3 2 0 32 11 30 9 .263 105 8.2 2.8 2.3 7.7 33% .253 .275 1.23 5.75 5.40 108 5.29 123.5
2015 COH AAA 16 14 88.3 7 4 0 85 21 67 7 .253 107 8.7 2.1 0.7 6.8 34% .295 .242 1.20 3.38 3.26 107 3.84 79.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2199 0.4297 0.4452 0.7630 0.6127 0.3190 0.8618 0.6200 0.2370
2010 3032 0.4842 0.4627 0.7484 0.5947 0.3389 0.8408 0.5962 0.2516
2011 3165 0.4360 0.4395 0.7455 0.6000 0.3154 0.8539 0.5861 0.2545
2012 2065 0.4513 0.4499 0.7481 0.6223 0.3080 0.8569 0.5673 0.2519
2013 1227 0.4784 0.4743 0.7801 0.6099 0.3500 0.8883 0.6071 0.2199
2015 551 0.4356 0.4283 0.7288 0.5667 0.3215 0.8750 0.5300 0.2712
Career122390.45360.45100.75250.60420.32440.85700.59110.2475

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
2014-04-03 2014-08-07 Minors 126 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-08 2013-07-23 15-DL 15 10 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2013-07-17 -
2013-05-10 2013-05-10 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Soreness - -
2013-03-22 2013-04-27 15-DL 36 21 Right Neck Nerve Injury Pinched Nerve - -
2013-03-17 2013-03-22 Camp 5 0 Right Shoulder Impingement - -
2012-08-30 2012-08-30 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf - -
2012-06-15 2012-08-24 60-DL 70 60 Right Elbow Tightness - -
2012-03-06 2012-03-25 Camp 19 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-06-23 2011-06-29 DTD 6 4 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2011-06-17 2011-06-17 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2011-03-12 2011-03-12 Camp 0 0 Right Shoulder Tightness -
2010-07-18 2010-07-24 On-Alr 6 5 Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2010-07-02 2010-07-18 15-DL 16 11 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2009-07-21 2009-07-21 On-Alr 0 0 Low Back Strain -
2009-03-27 2009-10-05 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-09-30
2008-09-17 2008-09-29 DTD 12 11 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-09-30
2008-06-19 2008-07-22 15-DL 33 26 Right Elbow Strain -
2007-09-23 2007-10-01 DTD 8 8 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2007-09-26
2007-08-10 2007-08-10 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Cramp -
2007-06-03 2007-06-03 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $
2014 CLE $
2013 NYN $4,000,000
2012 MIL $7,725,000
2011 MIL $3,950,000
2010 TOR $850,000
2009 TOR $405,200
2008 TOR $402,500
2007 TOR $386,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$17,718,800
7 yrTotal$17,718,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 164 dRex Gary1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 4/12/15. DFA by Cleveland 4/14/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/15/15. Contract selected by Cleveland 5/20/15. DFA by Cleveland 6/18/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/20/15. Retired 1/16.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/16/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in major leagues. May earn additional $3M in bonuses.
  • 1 year/$4M (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/13. May earn additional $2.25M in performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 120, 140, 160, 170 innings. $0.375M each for 180, 190 IP. $0.5M for 200 IP. May earn additional $1.75M in roster bonuses: $0.375M each for 90, 120 days on active roster without right arm injury. $0.5M each for 150, 170 days. Released by NY Mets 7/23/13.
  • 1 year/$7.725M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/3/12 (avoided arbitration, $8.7M-$6.75M).
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee 2/9/11 (avoided arbitration, $5M-$3M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 190, 200 innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2010). Re-signed by Toronto 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4052M (2009). Re-signed by Toronto 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 8/23/08. Recalled 9/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3861M (2007). Re-signed by Toronto 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Recalled 4/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Toronto 9/05.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2003 (3-80) (Southwest Missouri State). $0.449M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Matty Matt! - Between Shaun Marcum, Jeff Francoeur and Nyjer Morgan, who has the best chance, if any of having a meaningful impact to the tribe this year?
(tablack from Cleveland)
That's a toughie. Betting on oft-injured pitchers isn't smart, and Jeff Francoeur is and has been done for a while now. So I guess that leaves Morgan who hit pretty well in Japan last season. I'll take him! And unless you're a big believer in David Murphy, Cleveland may need some outfield help this season. (Should've signed Grady Sizemore! joke) (Matthew Kory)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I always found Shaun Marcum's success as a finesse righty to be rather surprising. Are there any current minor-league RH SPs who might fit that type of profile
(Matt from Chicago)
probably a lot, but without the command necessary to do it well. Or ability to change speeds, or whatever magic it is Marcum has used to succeed. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Shaun Marcum have any fantasy value going forward? He's having a fairly decent season for being 0-9. He's going to probably lose his rotation spot, but he isn't terrible yet is he?
(Yancy from Bakersfield)
Yeah, I don't mind speculating on him in deeper leagues. He might not lose his spot, but rather get traded first. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long does Josh Byrnes wait before he takes steps to fix his rotation?
(Gregorio from Londres)
Hi Gregorio, thanks for the question. The biggest problem Byrnes faces is that there isn't any real way to fix the rotation. Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, and the rest all signed elsewhere, leaving the Padres with Jason Marquis. At some point maybe Cory Luebke, Tim Stauffer, and Robbie Erlin can help, but not now. (Geoff Young)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe Blanton, really? Is Dipoto done overhauling the pitching staff or is there an Anibal Sanchez in the Angels' future?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
Guessing a Shaun Marcum in the Angels' future. Dipoto's tastes are getting sort of predictable (in I would say a good way). (Sam Miller)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Cardinals' inevitable loss of Kyle Lohse, do you see them being active in the free agent sp market? Besides Wainwright, Shelby Miller, maybe Garcia, Carpenter and Westbrook, they are a bit light. I think Kelly or Rosenthal could replace Lynn. Thank you.
(Chopper from Indy)
Hi Chopper. I'm not sure what the Cardinals might be thinking, but if I ran things, I'd wouldn't be looking to replace Lohse's 2012 performance. Adam Wainwright should improve a year removed from surgery and Chris Carpenter should give the team more than three starts. I'd be targeting guys to slot in behind those two, guys who maybe are on level with what Lohse was when he came to St. Louis. Specifically, I'd be looking at Joe Blanton, Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, and Anibal Sanchez. If I wanted to gamble, I might make a play for Scott Baker. But this all says more about my process than the Cardinals', so take it with a grain of salt. (Geoff Young)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shaun Marcum or Matt Harrison for the rest of the season?
(Alex from Anaheim)
I'll take the guy who's not currently on the disabled list and who's playing in front of the above average defense, namely Harrison. Marcum's gotten a .268 BABIP on a team that's 22 points below average in defensive efficiency, while Harrison's at .294 on an above-average team in that regard. He doesn't miss as many bats, but his chances for sustaining his success appear greater from this vantage. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Grand Rapids Grasshoppers ask that you peek into the future to tell us what will become of Michael Pineda. Should we just release him now, avoiding the frustration of another injury-riddled pitcher? Also, what would you do with a pitching coach who has worked with the likes of Pineda, Joakim Soria, Rich Harden, Joey Devine, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum, Adam Miller, et al? lol
(GR Grasshoppers from Michigan)
Always good to hear from my favorite ex-36er. Being a Cubs fan, I'd send that pitching coach to St. Louis, of course.

You of all people I don't need to tell about the inherent riskiness of pitchers, but as I said before I think Pineda will come back strong. If I were in, say, a Strat league, I'd hang onto him. Unless you'd rather trade him for, oh, I dunno, Matt Capps. (Ken Funck)
2011-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's easy to speculate that something is physically wrong given his injury history and ineffectiveness of late, but do you SEE anything that would lead you to believe there's something wrong with Shaun Marcum, or is he just getting his brains beaten in as pitchers are occasionally wont to do?
(Spencer Steel from Detroit)
Last question...

I don't see anything in Marcum's mechanics or his everyday mannerisms, but then again I'm no scout. What I can say is that Marcum has both stopped throwing his change-up as often this past month or so and has been throwing it worse when he does throw it. As someone who makes his living with that change, it's disheartening to see that. His fastballs aren't fooling hitters as well either.

Some Brewers fans seem to think it's caused by fatigue, since Marcum has never had a 200 IP season before, but he did throw 195 pitches in 2010. I wish I knew the answer, but, with each poor start, it's beginning to look less and less like a "bad luck" issue. (Larry Granillo)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Today, there's a rumor that the Blue Jays will trade for Colby Rasmus: what would you think the cost would be? How likely could this be? Please be kind: all of us Blue Jays fans feel today like Lawrence Fishbourne did a few months ago.
(Will from Mactaquac)
I would say that the Cardinals would definitely want one of the Jays' top young startnig pitchers to start with, likely Shaun Marcum, along with another player or prospect. However, I don't get the sense the Cardinals have Rasmus on the trading block despite his rocky (at times) relationship with Tony La Russa. (John Perrotto)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the projected ETA for Shaun Marcum to return to the Toronto rotation in 2010?
(colavito from Memphis, TN)
Spring Training, just like it was last Spring Training. I have no idea why Toronto tried rushing him back. Well, one idea ... (Will Carroll)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Jays contenders if they would have started the season with Gaston and giving Lind more playing time or is this just a nice looking winning streak that has happened late in the season?
(Ted from at the pool)
Lind's presence over the dessicated remains of Shannon Stewart or Kevin Mench/Brad Wilkerson certainly would have improved matters, but there's a lot of other factors that would have had to go right - better health (and fortune) from Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum, B.J. Ryan, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen... wow, that's a lot right there. A.J. Burnett avoiding his mid-season cold streak, too. Given some better luck in breaks like those, they coulda been contenders, but as it is, it's just a nice-looking winning streak. Their potential as spoilers (7 games vs. Boston as Joe from Tewksbury mentioned above) probably shouldn't be underestimated. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Why is it that a minor leaguer who has a 1.93 era between three levels in the minors(including a great stint in double a) who has an arsenal of an outstanding change and great control, can only seem to garner the ceiling of a 5th starter. Doesn't this sound like Shaun Marcum part deux?
(TheBunk from Toronto)
Because most guys like that have exactly that ceiling. Some break through with excellent command, or an ability to keep the ball down, but most pitchers who lack a good fastball don't make it in MLB. We tend to focus on the exceptions, but the rule exists for a reason. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Andy sonnastine or Shaun Marcum for keeper?
(JMan from TP)
Is your pitching that bad, or is the league that deep? (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank and comment on the follow AL Starters. Rich Harden, Shaun Marcum, Phil Hughes, Erik Bedard, John Lackey.
(Bittorrentluvr from Music Theft, IA)
Ok, so you want to roll a whole bunch of information into a single axis, huh? Fair enough. I'll spare you the 4 paragraphs of equivocation...

Lackey
Bedard
Hughes
Marcum
Harden

With the difference between Marcum and Hughes not being particularly large. Of course, move Harden's E(Starts) from eight to thirty, and things change. (Gary Huckabay)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableEnough of Vicente Padilla and company. I've got to see what's going on with Shaun Marcum. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableEnough of Vicente Padilla and company. I've got to see what's going on with Shaun Marcum. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableThe vaunted Rangers offense, at home, against Shaun Marcum, has zero hits through four innings. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableWestbrook and the Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum are both making opening day starts as their first major league outings since undergoing Tommy John surgery. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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