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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-8-1981
Height6' 6"
Weight265 lbs
Age38 years, 6 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-2.42015
-2.02016
2017
2018
-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 BAL MLB 4 1 13.0 0 0 0 16 2 8 4 109 11.1 1.4 2.8 5.5 0% .279 1.38 6.85 6.23 99 5.09 108.6 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 2 2 6.3 0 1 0 8 2 3 5 110 11.4 2.8 7.1 4.3 0% .167 1.58 13.39 9.95 144 7.90 169.5 -0.2
2010 BAL MLB 49 0 49.3 4 2 17 54 22 37 10 113 9.9 4.0 1.8 6.8 0% .291 1.54 5.64 4.93 109 5.78 130.4 -0.5
2011 BAL MLB 23 16 115.7 4 9 0 128 40 83 15 106 10.0 3.1 1.2 6.5 0% .317 1.45 4.45 4.90 125 6.49 150.8 -2.0
2012 CIN MLB 36 0 61.0 3 2 1 65 22 52 2 101 9.6 3.2 0.3 7.7 0% .337 1.43 3.23 2.66 103 4.14 95.0 0.5
2013 CIN MLB 63 0 87.7 6 4 1 68 26 63 8 101 7.0 2.7 0.8 6.5 0% .236 1.07 3.93 2.87 116 4.89 117.1 -0.3
2014 CIN MLB 32 32 196.3 15 10 0 181 56 127 22 101 8.3 2.6 1.0 5.8 0% .265 1.21 4.30 3.44 118 4.70 115.2 0.3
2015 DET MLB 31 31 187.0 13 12 0 201 68 117 24 107 9.7 3.3 1.2 5.6 0% .294 1.44 4.73 5.05 116 6.14 143.5 -2.4
2016 CIN MLB 15 11 58.7 2 7 0 89 31 39 15 100 13.7 4.8 2.3 6.0 51% .361 2.05 7.17 9.36 137 8.25 182.6 -2.0
CareerMLB25593775.04747198102695291051049.43.11.26.149%.2911.394.724.561185.66132.4-6.5

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.
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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-
2002 BAT A- NYP 15 14 90.3 9 2 0 79 46 77 5 7.9 4.6 0.5 7.7 0% .290 1.38 4.08 3.59 0 0.00 0.0
2003 LWD A SAL 14 7 71.3 5 0 2 59 25 66 4 7.4 3.2 0.5 8.3 0% .275 1.18 3.20 3.79 0 0.00 0.0
2003 gig Wnt DWL 3 1 5.0 0 1 0 7 2 3 1 12.6 3.6 1.8 5.4 0% -1.000 1.80 5.71 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CLR A+ FSL 22 21 134.7 7 9 0 121 38 107 13 8.1 2.5 0.9 7.1 0% .276 1.18 3.84 3.27 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SJO A+ CLF 6 6 31.7 1 2 0 44 12 21 7 12.5 3.4 2.0 6.0 0% .346 1.77 6.39 5.68 0 0.00 0.0
2005 NRW AA EAS 43 9 91.3 3 8 19 104 24 60 6 65 10.3 2.4 0.6 5.9 0% -1.054 1.40 3.57 5.03 98 5.58 110.1
2006 SJO A+ CLF 18 7 36.1 2 4 0 43 14 35 7 10.7 3.5 1.7 8.7 0% .350 1.58 5.58 6.48 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FRE AAA PCL 10 10 52.2 0 6 0 76 19 35 8 98 13.1 3.3 1.4 6.0 0% .378 1.82 5.25 6.72 107 7.65 160.6
2007 OKL AAA PCL 22 22 119.0 5 10 0 152 46 73 19 102 11.5 3.5 1.4 5.5 0% .337 1.66 5.69 6.43 116 7.05 144.7
2007 GIG Wnt DWL 3 3 15.7 1 0 0 8 3 9 0 4.6 1.7 0.0 5.2 0% .178 0.70 2.86 2.29 0 0.00 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt DWL 8 6 33.0 4 0 0 27 10 25 2 7.4 2.7 0.5 6.8 0% .266 1.12 3.33 2.73 0 0.00 0.0
2008 BAL MLB AL 4 1 13.0 0 0 0 16 2 8 4 109 11.1 1.4 2.8 5.5 0% .279 1.38 6.85 6.23 99 5.09 108.6
2008 NOR AAA INT 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 9 2 5 1 17.2 3.8 1.9 9.6 0% .500 2.34 5.87 7.66 0 0.00 0.0
2008 MTR mex MEX 15 11 81.0 7 2 0 66 20 61 5 7.3 2.2 0.6 6.8 0% .255 1.06 3.47 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
2009 BAL MLB AL 2 2 6.3 0 1 0 8 2 3 5 110 11.4 2.8 7.1 4.3 0% .167 1.58 13.39 9.95 144 7.90 169.5
2010 BAL MLB AL 49 0 49.3 4 2 17 54 22 37 10 113 9.9 4.0 1.8 6.8 0% .291 1.54 5.64 4.93 109 5.78 130.4
2010 NOR AAA INT 4 3 17.0 1 1 0 15 5 14 1 100 7.9 2.6 0.5 7.4 0% .280 1.18 3.46 1.59 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BAL MLB AL 23 16 115.7 4 9 0 128 40 83 15 106 10.0 3.1 1.2 6.5 0% .317 1.45 4.45 4.90 125 6.49 150.8
2011 BOW AA EAS 4 4 18.0 1 0 0 15 6 20 1 79 7.5 3.0 0.5 10.0 0% .292 1.17 3.07 3.00 85 3.99 81.4
2012 CIN MLB NL 36 0 61.0 3 2 1 65 22 52 2 101 9.6 3.2 0.3 7.7 0% .337 1.43 3.23 2.66 103 4.14 95.0
2013 CIN MLB NL 63 0 87.7 6 4 1 68 26 63 8 101 7.0 2.7 0.8 6.5 0% .236 1.07 3.93 2.87 116 4.89 117.1
2013 DOM int WBC 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 9.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.67 3.63 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CIN MLB NL 32 32 196.3 15 10 0 181 56 127 22 101 8.3 2.6 1.0 5.8 0% .265 1.21 4.30 3.44 118 4.70 115.2
2015 DET MLB AL 31 31 187.0 13 12 0 201 68 117 24 107 9.7 3.3 1.2 5.6 0% .294 1.44 4.73 5.05 116 6.14 143.5
2016 CIN MLB NL 15 11 58.7 2 7 0 89 31 39 15 100 13.7 4.8 2.3 6.0 51% .361 2.05 7.17 9.36 137 8.25 182.6
2016 LOU AAA INT 5 5 15.0 0 2 0 17 6 7 1 101 10.2 3.6 0.6 4.2 35% .296 1.53 4.30 4.80 121 5.59 123.5
2017 GIG Wnt DWL 4 3 14.0 2 0 0 12 7 10 0 7.7 4.5 0.0 6.4 0% .286 1.36 2.40 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2018 GIG Wnt DWL 8 5 28.0 1 2 0 32 9 13 0 105 10.3 2.9 0.0 4.2 52% .323 1.46 2.94 5.46 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 164 0.5000 0.4817 0.7975 0.7073 0.2561 0.8966 0.5238 0.2025
2009 114 0.5351 0.4386 0.8200 0.6066 0.2453 0.9189 0.5385 0.1800
2010 814 0.4914 0.4705 0.7572 0.6525 0.2947 0.8467 0.5656 0.2428
2011 1875 0.4997 0.4469 0.7959 0.6393 0.2548 0.8598 0.6360 0.2041
2012 999 0.5095 0.4575 0.7877 0.6444 0.2633 0.8445 0.6434 0.2123
2013 1309 0.4882 0.4836 0.7741 0.6463 0.3284 0.8547 0.6227 0.2259
2014 2969 0.5086 0.4732 0.7993 0.6338 0.3071 0.8704 0.6473 0.2007
2015 3050 0.4748 0.4600 0.8104 0.6416 0.2959 0.8902 0.6540 0.1896
2016 1109 0.4572 0.4472 0.8185 0.6627 0.2658 0.8750 0.7000 0.1815
Career124030.49130.46310.79700.64330.28940.86960.64100.2030

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
2012-03-11 2012-03-18 Camp 7 0 - Groin Tightness - -
2011-06-13 2011-06-29 15-DL 16 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-05-24 2010-06-14 15-DL 21 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-14 2009-10-05 60-DL 174 155 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-05-05

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CIN $2,000,000
2015 DET $5,550,000
2014 CIN $1,500,000
2013 CIN $890,000
2012 CIN $487,000
2009 BAL $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,827,000
6 yrTotal$10,827,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 142 dMVP Sports1 year/$2M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2016). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/17/16. Performance bonuses: $0.3M each for 100, 115, 130, 145, 160 innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$5.55M (2015). Signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Cincinnati 12/11/14.
  • 1 year/$0.89M (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/31/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.05M-$0.75M).
  • 1 year/$0.487M (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12. Claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Baltimore 4/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/11. Placed on restricted list 2/18/11. Reinstated from restricted list 5/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 4/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 3/8/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/30/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 9/5/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed as a free agent from SF 11/06 (minor-league contract). Acquired in trade from Baltimore 12/06 after being drafted # 5 from Texas in Rule 5 12/06. Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 3/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06.
  • Signed 1999 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 5 0 9 9 47.5 45 18 34 7 .262 1.33 4.43 4.68 -7.5 -0.8
80o 0 4.7 0 8 8 42.2 42 18 30 7 .275 1.42 4.84 5.11 -8.6 -0.9
70o 0 4.5 0 8 8 38.4 41 17 27 6 .285 1.49 5.14 5.43 -9.1 -1.0
60o 0 4.3 0 7 7 35.3 39 16 25 6 .293 1.55 5.41 5.7 -9.4 -1.0
50o 0 4.1 0 6 6 32.4 37 15 23 6 .301 1.61 5.66 5.96 -9.5 -1.0
40o 0 3.8 0 6 6 29.7 35 15 21 5 .309 1.68 5.91 6.22 -9.5 -1.0
30o 0 3.6 0 5 5 26.8 33 14 19 5 .317 1.74 6.19 6.51 -9.4 -1.0
20o 0 3.3 0 5 5 23.4 30 13 17 5 .327 1.83 6.52 6.85 -9.1 -1.0
10o 0 2.8 0 4 4 19.0 26 11 13 4 .341 1.94 6.99 7.34 -8.3 -0.9
Weighted Mean0406631.83615226.2991.605.635.93-9.2-1.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the likely departure of Alfredo Simon do you think both Boyd & Fulmer both start in Detroit next year ?
(Brady from Gary, IN)
If you mean start in Detroit in a way that means begin the season in Detroit, I don't think that's likely. Both guys will be in that rotation though. Fulmer might be the most improved prospect in all of baseball. Sometimes these things just take time. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Can you fix my real favorite team too? Seriously though, would you rather pick up Jose Quintana or Alfredo Simon in a 12-team mixed?
(Alex from Anaheim)
I don't have enough money.

Quintana, and that's a no brainer. Simon's first two starts looks pretty but that K/9 portends that he won't keep it up. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-08 12:00:00 (link to chat)What "effective "pitcher that is older than 30 do you see not being effective in the American and national league in 2015?
(allangustafson from San Diego )
Mark Buehrle has to be one, right? I mean, his witch magic is going to run out at some point.

I do think Edinson Volquez's "effective" 2014 was a mirage. his K% and BB% don't inspire confidence, and I think he comes back to Earth quite a bit this year.

As for the AL ... the former Oriole Alfredo Simon who was acquired by Detroit is a huge regression candidate. His K% never matched the stuff, and his ugly peripherals will start to catch up with him against better offenses. (Jeff Long)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)20 team dynasty league trade: Coco Crisp + Alfredo Simon + Joaquin Benoit for Desmond + Craig Gentry + Jean Machi, fair trade or obvious winner?
(Jon from Detroit)
Depends a lot on the situations. In a vacuum I like the Desmond-Gentry-Machi side more, but it very much depends on need in my opinion. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I just traded Julio Teheran for Justin Verlander. Even trade or will Teheran continue to outperform Verlander ROS?
(cubfan131 from IA)
That's a perfect sell-high, buy-low. That phrase is used too often and usually unrealistically ("sell high on Alfredo Simon!" ... yeah cool, cuz I can totally get Stanton for him... GTFOHWTS!!!) I LOVE Teheran (he is my NL Cy Young pick), but there is at least *some* regression coming in those numbers while I believe Verlander will iron himself out as the season evolves. Might feel scary after last night from the pair, but I like it. (Paul Sporer)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which closer loses his job first, regardless of cause (injury/ineffectiveness/etc): Axford, Simon, Street, Wagner
(Andy from Chicago)
Alfredo Simon. John Axford's mustache precludes him from long-term ineffectiveness, and also acts as a self-healing miracle worker. (Marc Normandin)


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