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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 130 723 37 49 0 4.85 2.2
Birth Date1-12-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 FLO MLB 5 4 20.3 1 1 0 21 10 21 5 93 9.3 4.4 2.2 9.3 0% .291 1.52 5.59 3.98 94 4.41 95.0 0.2
2006 FLO MLB 31 31 180.7 12 10 0 160 75 166 23 94 8.0 3.7 1.1 8.3 0% .280 1.30 4.28 4.04 90 3.75 76.4 4.1
2007 FLO MLB 33 33 176.7 10 15 0 226 85 133 29 104 11.5 4.3 1.5 6.8 0% .341 1.76 5.26 5.81 114 7.33 151.6 -3.0
2008 FLO MLB 33 33 201.7 8 11 0 195 69 113 30 95 8.7 3.1 1.3 5.0 0% .258 1.31 4.98 4.20 115 5.21 111.2 0.7
2009 WAS MLB 11 11 62.7 2 4 0 83 25 42 11 96 11.9 3.6 1.6 6.0 0% .341 1.72 5.19 6.03 110 5.54 118.8 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 17 15 81.0 4 8 0 93 27 53 10 93 10.3 3.0 1.1 5.9 0% .313 1.48 4.47 5.56 107 5.08 114.7 0.2
CareerMLB130127723.037490778291528108979.73.61.36.642%.2991.484.854.851075.36113.02.2

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 GRB A SAL 25 24 128.3 7 9 0 101 59 129 4 7.1 4.1 0.3 9.0 0% .290 1.25 3.09 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
2004 JUP A+ FSL 25 25 136.3 7 6 0 127 54 158 8 8.4 3.6 0.5 10.4 0% .335 1.33 2.94 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2005 FLO MLB NL 5 4 20.3 1 1 0 21 10 21 5 93 9.3 4.4 2.2 9.3 0% .291 1.52 5.59 3.98 94 4.41 95.0
2005 CAR AA SOU 14 14 80.3 6 4 0 75 27 94 7 28 8.4 3.0 0.8 10.5 0% -.519 1.27 3.25 3.92 82 4.19 82.6
2006 FLO MLB NL 31 31 180.7 12 10 0 160 75 166 23 94 8.0 3.7 1.1 8.3 0% .280 1.30 4.28 4.04 90 3.75 76.4
2006 ABQ AAA PCL 1 1 6.1 0 0 0 5 3 5 0 97 7.4 4.4 0.0 7.4 0% .294 1.31 3.17 0.00 89 3.62 76.0
2007 FLO MLB NL 33 33 176.7 10 15 0 226 85 133 29 104 11.5 4.3 1.5 6.8 0% .341 1.76 5.26 5.81 114 7.33 151.6
2008 FLO MLB NL 33 33 201.7 8 11 0 195 69 113 30 95 8.7 3.1 1.3 5.0 0% .258 1.31 4.98 4.20 115 5.21 111.2
2009 WAS MLB NL 11 11 62.7 2 4 0 83 25 42 11 96 11.9 3.6 1.6 6.0 0% .341 1.72 5.19 6.03 110 5.54 118.8
2009 POT A+ CRL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 104 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .429 1.00 0.68 0.00 61 3.59 75.5
2009 SYR AAA INT 3 3 12.7 1 0 0 19 6 9 2 101 13.5 4.3 1.4 6.4 0% .378 1.97 5.19 5.67 110 7.18 151.1
2010 WAS MLB NL 17 15 81.0 4 8 0 93 27 53 10 93 10.3 3.0 1.1 5.9 0% .313 1.48 4.47 5.56 107 5.08 114.7
2010 HAG A SAL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 93 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .200 0.50 2.27 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2010 POT A+ CRL 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 6 0 4 1 117 10.8 0.0 1.8 7.2 0% .313 1.20 4.39 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SYR AAA INT 1 1 6.3 0 0 0 8 1 4 0 107 11.4 1.4 0.0 5.7 0% .348 1.43 2.49 5.71 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NAT Rk GCL 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 102 5.4 1.8 0.0 5.4 0% .188 0.80 2.90 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CHR AAA INT 2 2 4.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 100 6.8 4.5 2.3 4.5 0% .182 1.25 6.90 2.25 123 4.82 100.5
2012 BRI Rk APP 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 104 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 1.69 9.00 89 2.97 61.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2951 0.5469 0.4866 0.7862 0.6549 0.2835 0.8231 0.6834 0.2138
2009 1035 0.5314 0.4725 0.7853 0.6491 0.2722 0.8599 0.5833 0.2147
2010 1303 0.5073 0.4658 0.7858 0.6233 0.3037 0.8908 0.5641 0.2142
Career52890.53410.47870.78590.64600.28630.84700.63440.2141

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 2011-05-14 60-DL 53 38 Left Shoulder Recovery From Inflammation -
2011-03-18 2011-03-18 On-Alr 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-02-17 2011-03-22 Camp 33 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-09-18 2010-10-04 DTD 16 15 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2010-05-22 2010-07-29 15-DL 68 58 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-05-11 2010-05-11 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-07-11 2009-10-05 60-DL 86 77 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2009-07-23
2009-05-17 2009-06-29 15-DL 43 38 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-05-10 2009-05-10 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion -
2008-03-03 2008-03-20 Camp 17 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2007-07-08 2007-07-08 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2007-05-11 2007-05-11 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion -
2005-08-03 - Minors - - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TEX $
2012 CHA $
2011 PIT $450,000
2009 WAS $2,800,000
2008 FLO $405,000
2007 FLO $380,000
2006 FLO $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,362,000
5 yrTotal$4,362,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 146 dMatt Sosnick1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent (minor-league contract with Major League option for 2013). Released by Chicago White Sox 7/7/12.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/10/10. 11:$0.45M, 12:$4M club option, $0.1M buyout. Performance bonuses: $3M in 2011 based on starts, $1M in 2012. 2011 performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 8, 10 games. $0.15M each for 12, 14 games. $0.175M each for 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 games. 2012 performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 22, 24 games. $87,500 each for 26, 28, 30, 32 games. Award bonuses. Club may not offer arbitration if Olsen is a Type A free agent.
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/13/09. $2.825M in performance bonuses based on starts to 33).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/8/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$2.5M). Non-tendered 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008). Re-signed by Florida 2/22/08. Acquired by Washington in trade from Florida 11/11/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Renewed by Florida 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Florida 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Florida 6/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (6-173). $0.145M 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
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm excited about Strasburg, but on my mind is the pleasant surprise of what Scott Olsen's done so far, despite his injury. What kind of pitcher do you think he can be, and how good is a rotation of Strasburg, Olsen, Zimmermann, Lannan and Livan/Marquis/Detwiler going to look in 2011?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
I think he's a below average major league starter who is better than replacement level. He benefits a lot from his home stadium, as his 6.5% HR/FB rate attests.

Strasburg-Zimmerman 1-2 will be pretty nifty though. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)It seems clear from most of the Nationals blogs that The Constituency is no longer patient, and Mike Rizzo's honeymoon is already over. I have been pretty happy with the moves the Nats made this off-season, but I have to agree that too much depends on the health of folks like Chien-Ming Wang, Scott Olsen and even Chris Duncan. The Nats will be better this year, because they can't help but be. However, is the view of the Nats' offseason more charitable at BP or anywhere else outside of Nats fans' disgruntled little world?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
The kinds of things the Nationals need to do to improve their team just can't be done in a single offseason. To evaluate them on that basis almost isn't fair. I feel the same way about Rizzo. I have a hard time identifying actual things he's done that are that bad. I don't love the Pudge signing and Wang is probably done (but it's a nice gamble). They have to focus on the draft and on international scouting. There's no other path to .500. (I'll hold off on a discussion of Adam Dunn for the next question.) (Tommy Bennett)


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