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Chris Ray POrioles

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 283 281 18 19 51 4.10 2.8
Birth Date1-12-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age36 years, 6 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 BAL MLB 41 0 40.7 1 3 0 34 18 43 5 .267 101 7.5 4.0 1.1 9.5 35% .271 .245 1.28 3.93 2.66 81 3.70 79.6 0.8
2006 BAL MLB 61 0 66.0 4 4 33 45 27 51 10 .260 108 6.1 3.7 1.4 7.0 37% .197 .216 1.09 4.88 2.73 93 3.84 78.2 1.3
2007 BAL MLB 43 0 42.7 5 6 16 35 18 44 5 .263 101 7.4 3.8 1.1 9.3 45% .273 .232 1.24 4.17 4.43 87 3.51 72.6 0.9
2009 BAL MLB 46 0 43.3 0 4 0 64 23 39 8 .264 107 13.3 4.8 1.7 8.1 44% .392 .321 2.01 5.39 7.27 109 5.95 127.6 -0.4
2010 SFN 0 28 0 24.0 3 0 1 24 9 15 1 .272 92 9.0 3.4 0.4 5.6 45% .303 .261 1.38 3.51 4.12 119 5.52 124.7 -0.2
2010 TEX 0 35 0 31.7 2 0 1 24 16 16 4 .252 113 6.8 4.5 1.1 4.5 38% .206 .223 1.26 5.19 3.41 115 5.02 113.4 -0.0
2011 SEA MLB 29 0 32.7 3 2 0 33 12 22 2 .267 93 9.1 3.3 0.6 6.1 49% .301 .274 1.38 3.61 4.68 105 3.80 88.4 0.4
2010 TOT MLB 63 0 55.7 5 0 2 48 25 31 5 .261 104 7.8 4.0 0.8 5.0 41% .249 .239 1.31 4.47 3.72 117 5.24 118.3 -0.2
CareerMLB2830281.018195125912323035.2631038.33.91.17.441%.275.2521.364.484.101004.4195.22.7

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 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 ABE A- 9 8 38.3 2 0 0 32 10 44 0 .000 7.5 2.3 0.0 10.3 0% .320 .000 1.10 2.05 2.82 0 0.00 0.0
2004 DEL A 10 9 50.0 2 3 0 43 17 46 3 .000 7.7 3.1 0.5 8.3 0% .286 .000 1.20 3.74 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2004 FRD A+ 14 14 73.3 6 3 0 82 20 74 6 .000 10.1 2.5 0.7 9.1 0% .362 .000 1.39 3.21 3.81 0 0.00 0.0
2005 BAL MLB 41 0 40.7 1 3 0 34 18 43 5 .267 101 7.5 4.0 1.1 9.5 35% .271 .245 1.28 3.93 2.66 81 3.70 79.6
2005 BOW AA 31 0 37.3 1 2 18 17 7 40 3 .261 76 4.1 1.7 0.7 9.7 51% .173 .167 0.64 2.85 0.97 82 2.99 90.2
2006 BAL MLB 61 0 66.0 4 4 33 45 27 51 10 .260 108 6.1 3.7 1.4 7.0 37% .197 .216 1.09 4.88 2.73 93 3.84 78.2
2007 BAL MLB 43 0 42.7 5 6 16 35 18 44 5 .263 101 7.4 3.8 1.1 9.3 45% .273 .232 1.24 4.17 4.43 87 3.51 72.6
2008 DEL A 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .202 117 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% 1.000 .226 1.00 -0.45 0.00 87 4.43 93.4
2008 ABE A- 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 .276 93 12.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 50% .500 .274 1.33 0.27 0.00 85 2.73 59.9
2008 FRD A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .249 111 27.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 40% .500 .455 3.00 14.45 18.00 100 5.72 115.1
2008 BOW AA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 .000 0.00 -0.78 0.00 87 2.89 61.3
2008 ORI Rk 3 3 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 .273 93 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 33% .333 .192 1.00 1.54 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 BAL MLB 46 0 43.3 0 4 0 64 23 39 8 .264 107 13.3 4.8 1.7 8.1 44% .392 .321 2.01 5.39 7.27 109 5.95 127.6
2009 BOW AA 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .293 91 0.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 57% .000 .105 0.67 3.80 0.00 103 4.41 98.5
2009 NOR AAA 8 0 12.0 0 1 1 5 4 13 0 .246 106 3.8 3.0 0.0 9.8 37% .185 .155 0.75 1.98 2.25 89 3.33 75.0
2010 SFN MLB 28 0 24.0 3 0 1 24 9 15 1 .272 92 9.0 3.4 0.4 5.6 45% .303 .261 1.38 3.51 4.12 119 5.52 124.7
2010 TEX MLB 35 0 31.7 2 0 1 24 16 16 4 .252 113 6.8 4.5 1.1 4.5 38% .206 .223 1.26 5.19 3.41 115 5.02 113.4
2010 SJO A+ 1 1 1.7 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 .266 104 37.1 0.0 0.0 5.3 44% .778 .578 4.12 2.54 10.59 97 5.67 108.0
2011 SEA MLB 29 0 32.7 3 2 0 33 12 22 2 .267 93 9.1 3.3 0.6 6.1 49% .301 .274 1.38 3.61 4.68 105 3.80 88.4
2012 COH AAA 33 0 36.0 2 4 11 33 17 30 1 .256 112 8.2 4.2 0.2 7.5 52% .302 .229 1.39 3.35 2.75 101 4.36 99.0
2012 SAC AAA 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 7 6 6 1 .261 83 10.5 9.0 1.5 9.0 40% .316 .376 2.17 7.32 6.00 106 7.45 142.6

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
2009 754 0.5597 0.4602 0.7781 0.6374 0.2349 0.8364 0.5769 0.2219
2010 875 0.5154 0.4503 0.8401 0.6386 0.2500 0.8924 0.6981 0.1599
2011 492 0.5264 0.4980 0.7755 0.6873 0.2876 0.8427 0.5970 0.2245
Career21210.53370.46490.80310.64950.25340.8610.63160.1969

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
2011-07-30 2011-08-15 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-03-04 2011-03-16 Camp 12 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-08-18 2010-09-03 15-DL 16 14 Right Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2010-03-02 2010-03-10 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Soreness Posterior -
2009-07-06 2009-07-31 15-DL 25 19 Right Arm Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2008-03-21 2008-09-28 60-DL 191 160 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-17
2007-07-21 2007-09-30 60-DL 71 65 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-17
2006-09-23 2006-09-30 DTD 7 6 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CLE $
2011 SEA $1,000,000
2010 TEX $975,000
2009 BAL $850,000
2008 TEX $445,000
2007 BAL $420,000
2006 BAL $335,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,025,000
6 yrTotal$4,025,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 64 dLon Babby1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 7/7/12. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 7/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Oakland 7/26/12.
  • 1 year/$1M (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/25/11 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 3/28/11. Released by Seattle 8/15/11.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2009). Re-signed 1/13/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Baltimore 12/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2008). Re-signed 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 6/05.
  • Drafted 2003 (3-74) (William & Mary). $0.485M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)There are talks between the O's and Rangers for Millwood. I wouldn't care if the O's gave up Chris Ray and a minor leaguer. But to dip into their talent pool for 35 year old would be asinine. Wouldn't they be better off signing a Jon Garland-type (if that's the type of pitcher they're looking for)? I just don't see the point of this trade. Maybe you could shine some light on it.
(MarkakisFan from Baltimore)
Millwood is better than the field, and the Orioles have enough depth that they can dip into it to make this deal. Frankly, they should eat all the salary if it means giving up less in the way of prospects. I'm not sure they need another innings guy--Jeremy Guthrie is supposed to be that guy, I thought--but it doesn't hurt to have a 33-start, 200-inning guy in the fold when you're bringing young pitchers along. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI remember when Bill Bray was the cost-effective first-round pick in one of the last Expos draft. I remember him closing out wins for William & Mary's best starter, Chris Ray. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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