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Portrait of Andy Sonnanstine

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
5 132 540.3 28 31 1 5.26 7
Birth Date3-18-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age36 years, 4 months, 0 days
BatsL
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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2007 TBA MLB 22 22 130.7 6 10 0 151 26 97 18 103 10.4 1.8 1.2 6.7 0% .326 1.35 4.32 5.85 97 5.10 105.5 0.9
2008 TBA MLB 32 32 193.3 13 9 0 212 37 124 21 103 9.9 1.7 1.0 5.8 0% .302 1.29 3.93 4.38 89 3.30 70.3 4.8
2009 TBA MLB 22 18 99.7 6 9 0 131 34 60 19 104 11.8 3.1 1.7 5.4 0% .326 1.66 5.49 6.77 106 5.07 108.6 0.5
2010 TBA MLB 41 4 81.0 3 1 1 83 27 50 11 105 9.2 3.0 1.2 5.6 0% .277 1.36 4.83 4.44 106 4.47 101.0 0.5
2011 TBA MLB 15 4 35.7 0 2 0 40 12 12 10 95 10.1 3.0 2.5 3.0 0% .256 1.46 7.12 5.55 110 4.23 98.2 0.3
CareerMLB13280540.3283116171363437910310.32.31.35.743%.3061.394.665.26984.3092.37.0

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-
2007 TBA MLB AL 22 22 130.7 6 10 0 151 26 97 18 103 10.4 1.8 1.2 6.7 0% .326 1.35 4.32 5.85 97 5.10 105.5
2008 TBA MLB AL 32 32 193.3 13 9 0 212 37 124 21 103 9.9 1.7 1.0 5.8 0% .302 1.29 3.93 4.38 89 3.30 70.3
2009 TBA MLB AL 22 18 99.7 6 9 0 131 34 60 19 104 11.8 3.1 1.7 5.4 0% .326 1.66 5.49 6.77 106 5.07 108.6
2010 TBA MLB AL 41 4 81.0 3 1 1 83 27 50 11 105 9.2 3.0 1.2 5.6 0% .277 1.36 4.83 4.44 106 4.47 101.0
2011 TBA MLB AL 15 4 35.7 0 2 0 40 12 12 10 95 10.1 3.0 2.5 3.0 0% .256 1.46 7.12 5.55 110 4.23 98.2
2011 DUR AAA INT 10 9 56.0 3 6 0 64 15 35 4 96 10.3 2.4 0.6 5.6 0% .314 1.41 3.77 4.82 101 5.12 104.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2773 0.5554 0.4728 0.8375 0.6110 0.3001 0.9012 0.6757 0.1625
2009 1665 0.5357 0.4414 0.8367 0.5953 0.2639 0.8870 0.7059 0.1633
2010 1288 0.5256 0.4682 0.8093 0.6470 0.2700 0.8858 0.6061 0.1907
2011 574 0.5732 0.4599 0.8977 0.6109 0.2571 0.9154 0.8413 0.1023
Career63000.54570.46240.83700.61420.28050.89560.68450.1630

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
2010-07-19 2010-08-08 15-DL 20 19 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-07-07 2009-07-23 Minors 16 0 General Medical Illness Mononucleosis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CHN $
2011 TBA $912,500
2010 TBA $416,900
2009 TBA $430,100
2008 TBA $395,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,155,300
4 yrTotal$2,155,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 22 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/26/11 (non-guaranteed split contract). Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 3/22/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.9125M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4169M (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4031M (2009). Renewed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/27/09. Recalled 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3958M (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 6/2/07.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (13-375) (Kent State).

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
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, Looking at the Rays still in the pennant race, if they happen to miss out, how much blame can be placed on Friedman's refusal or reluctance to call up a few players (i.e. Jennings and Moore) who were obviously better than some of the guys they carried earlier (i.e. Sam Fuld)? Some people I know have been highly critical of Friedman, going so far as to accuse him of being incapable of making the right decisions to be able to win in the short-term when they are needed. While I don't agree with that explicitly, I'm wondering how good of a job you think Friedman has done this year, given those criticisms for not calling up better young players sooner in the season?
(Erik from Longwood, FL)
For as much as we laud their smarts in the grand scheme of things, the Rays' front office has made this year's squad's task harder than it needed to be. As popular and swell a guy as Sam Fuld may be, he should have been riding pine once his early-season hot streak ended, while Desmond Jennings played left field; instead Jennings languished at Durham until late July. The Moore decision is a more complicated one in that the Rays don't have a rotation spot for him and they have to mind the innings total of a 22-year-old, but as several have pointed out, he could have been doing Andy Sonnanstine's job if nothing else. As Kevin Goldstein argued (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15036), the Rays probably should have been more aggressive in dealing to improve this season as well; even taking a flier on Rafael Furcal would have helped. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not a huge fan of Hector Rondon? Too hittable? Could he be a good Andy Sonnanstine wih his control?
(Tom from Chicago)
Rondon's stuff is WAY better than Sonnanstine. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why haven't the Rays considered going back to Andy Sonnanstine with David Price struggling? Any hope for Sonnanstine as a starter in the future?
(Lauren from Orlando)
Price has been unlucky, and there are some things he needs to learn about pitching to major leaguers that he may not get while in the minors. The umps have also screwed him over repeatedly with poor calls on balls and strikes, which certainly hasn't helped things.

I like Sonny a lot, but he seems to have lost a bit of his command this year, which has made him susceptible to beat downs. He needs to regain that command he displayed last year if he wants to succeed. (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)It was almost a given tht David Price's drafting basically showed Edwin Jackson the door, do you think Wade Davis' impending bus ride to St. Pete makes the 2009 season an audition for teams looking to trade for Andrew Sonnanstine?
(jlarsen from chicago, il)
Absolutely. (John Perrotto)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which teams has the better chance to pull the upset, the Angels or the White Sox?
(Rob from Brighton)
White Sox. They're facing the lesser team, with Game Four at home, and instead of facing Jon Lester, they're facing Andrew Sonnanstine. (Joe Sheehan)


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