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Dale Thayer PBraves

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date12-17-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age38 years, 10 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32015
2016
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
2009 TBA MLB 11 0 13.7 0 0 1 18 1 8 3 104 11.9 0.7 2.0 5.3 0% .319 1.39 5.03 4.61 107 4.52 97.0 0.1
2010 TBA MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 116 31.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 0% .600 3.50 7.54 27.00 139 7.72 174.4 -0.1
2011 NYN MLB 11 0 10.3 0 3 0 12 0 5 0 95 10.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 0% .324 1.16 2.02 3.48 103 4.64 107.9 0.0
2012 SDN MLB 64 0 57.7 2 2 7 53 12 47 4 95 8.3 1.9 0.6 7.3 0% .287 1.13 3.08 3.43 94 3.69 84.6 0.8
2013 SDN MLB 69 0 65.0 3 5 1 59 22 64 8 98 8.2 3.0 1.1 8.9 0% .293 1.25 3.76 3.32 96 3.43 82.2 0.9
2014 SDN MLB 70 0 65.3 4 5 0 53 16 62 9 96 7.3 2.2 1.2 8.5 0% .250 1.06 3.82 2.34 95 3.75 91.8 0.6
2015 SDN MLB 38 0 37.7 2 2 0 37 15 25 5 92 8.8 3.6 1.2 6.0 0% .283 1.38 4.75 4.06 113 5.41 126.4 -0.3
CareerMLB2640251.7111792396621330968.52.41.17.642%.2881.213.793.47994.0194.52.0

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-
2003 FTW A MDW 45 0 48.0 1 3 25 31 15 72 2 5.8 2.8 0.4 13.5 0% .282 0.96 1.76 2.06 0 0.00 0.0
2004 LEL A+ CLF 50 0 55.3 2 1 23 36 11 54 1 5.9 1.8 0.2 8.8 0% .240 0.85 2.59 1.63 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MOB AA SOU 8 0 7.3 1 1 0 8 1 7 1 9.9 1.2 1.2 8.6 0% .304 1.23 3.42 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MOB AA SOU 56 0 57.7 3 5 27 60 26 59 5 76 9.4 4.1 0.8 9.2 0% -.604 1.49 3.83 2.34 94 5.35 105.4
2006 MOB AA SOU 57 0 65.1 7 4 27 59 22 57 3 75 8.2 3.0 0.4 7.9 0% .296 1.24 2.97 2.49 93 3.89 81.6
2006 POR AAA PCL 2 0 3.2 0 0 0 2 1 4 1 123 5.6 2.8 2.8 11.3 0% .200 0.94 5.83 2.81 83 3.10 65.0
2007 MNT AA SOU 47 0 59.7 9 0 21 40 20 54 4 94 6.0 3.0 0.6 8.1 0% .225 1.01 3.50 2.26 91 2.90 59.5
2007 DUR AAA INT 8 0 9.3 0 0 0 5 4 9 0 72 4.8 3.9 0.0 8.7 0% .227 0.97 2.52 2.90 94 5.67 116.4
2008 DUR AAA INT 52 0 68.3 3 1 9 73 24 76 2 88 9.6 3.2 0.3 10.0 0% .357 1.42 2.52 2.77 72 4.02 82.2
2009 TBA MLB AL 11 0 13.7 0 0 1 18 1 8 3 104 11.9 0.7 2.0 5.3 0% .319 1.39 5.03 4.61 107 4.52 97.0
2009 DUR AAA INT 51 0 63.3 2 5 17 59 15 44 3 115 8.4 2.1 0.4 6.3 0% .281 1.17 3.23 2.27 90 3.57 75.1
2010 TBA MLB AL 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 116 31.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 0% .600 3.50 7.54 27.00 139 7.72 174.4
2010 DUR AAA INT 46 0 60.0 4 1 3 68 25 55 3 10.2 3.8 0.5 8.3 0% .349 1.55 3.55 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ORI Wnt VWL 12 0 10.0 0 1 0 15 5 8 3 13.5 4.5 2.7 7.2 0% .353 2.00 7.08 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYN MLB NL 11 0 10.3 0 3 0 12 0 5 0 95 10.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 0% .324 1.16 2.02 3.48 103 4.64 107.9
2011 BUF AAA INT 54 0 71.0 4 3 21 54 15 66 8 6.8 1.9 1.0 8.4 0% .243 0.97 3.51 2.66 88 2.80 57.2
2012 SDN MLB NL 64 0 57.7 2 2 7 53 12 47 4 95 8.3 1.9 0.6 7.3 0% .287 1.13 3.08 3.43 94 3.69 84.6
2012 TUC AAA PCL 7 0 8.3 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 2.2 2.2 0.0 5.4 0% .091 0.48 3.18 0.00 94 2.08 43.4
2013 SDN MLB NL 69 0 65.0 3 5 1 59 22 64 8 98 8.2 3.0 1.1 8.9 0% .293 1.25 3.76 3.32 96 3.43 82.2
2014 SDN MLB NL 70 0 65.3 4 5 0 53 16 62 9 96 7.3 2.2 1.2 8.5 0% .250 1.06 3.82 2.34 95 3.75 91.8
2015 SDN MLB NL 38 0 37.7 2 2 0 37 15 25 5 92 8.8 3.6 1.2 6.0 0% .283 1.38 4.75 4.06 113 5.41 126.4
2015 SAN AA TEX 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 114 27.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0% .400 3.00 16.29 27.00 127 7.32 160.5
2015 ELP AAA PCL 7 0 9.7 2 0 0 5 3 10 1 4.7 2.8 0.9 9.3 0% .174 0.83 3.80 0.93 87 1.98 43.5
2016 TUL AA TEX 7 0 8.0 1 1 0 16 2 10 2 18.0 2.3 2.3 11.3 61% .452 2.25 4.67 6.75 94 7.96 175.7
2016 GWN AAA INT 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 33.8 6.8 0.0 0.0 38% .625 4.50 5.42 20.25 131 8.50 187.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 230 0.5565 0.4826 0.8739 0.6875 0.2255 0.8977 0.7826 0.1261
2010 53 0.5283 0.4906 0.8846 0.6429 0.3200 0.9444 0.7500 0.1154
2011 150 0.5333 0.5200 0.8590 0.6500 0.3714 0.9038 0.7692 0.1410
2012 943 0.5080 0.4804 0.7748 0.6514 0.3039 0.8109 0.6950 0.2252
2013 1126 0.5382 0.4529 0.7824 0.6106 0.2692 0.8027 0.7286 0.2176
2014 1041 0.5255 0.5034 0.7901 0.6819 0.3057 0.8391 0.6689 0.2099
2015 599 0.5042 0.4808 0.8264 0.6755 0.2828 0.8578 0.7500 0.1736
Career41420.52390.48040.79810.65330.29020.83240.71380.2019

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
2014-03-29 2014-03-30 Camp 1 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-06-27 2010-07-05 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 SDN $1,375,000
2014 SDN $515,800
2013 SDN $498,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,389,700
5 yrTotal$2,389,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 35 dO'Connell Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/10/16 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract in late March if not on Major League roster. Released by Baltimore 3/26/16 (exercised opt-out). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/2/16 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 5/3/16 (exercised opt-out). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/29/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2015). Re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). DFA by San Diego 8/11/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/15. Elected free agency 10/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5158M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4989M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Diego 4/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/6/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 5/27/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 9/1/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 9/06.
  • Signed by San Diego as an amateur free agent 9/02 (Cal State-Chico).

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 7.1 0 2.2 49 0 51.9 41 20 43 6 .240 1.17 3.70 4.16 -6.5 -0.7
80o 6 0 1.8 43 0 45.4 39 19 37 6 .255 1.27 4.12 4.62 -7.9 -0.9
70o 5.3 0 1.6 38 0 40.8 37 18 34 6 .266 1.35 4.43 4.97 -8.6 -0.9
60o 4.7 0 1.4 35 0 37.0 35 17 30 5 .276 1.41 4.70 5.27 -8.9 -1.0
50o 4.2 0 1.2 31 0 33.6 34 16 28 5 .285 1.48 4.95 5.56 -9.1 -1.0
40o 3.8 0 1.1 28 0 30.3 32 15 25 5 .294 1.55 5.21 5.85 -9.2 -1.0
30o 3.3 0 0.9 25 0 26.8 29 14 22 4 .303 1.62 5.50 6.17 -9.0 -1.0
20o 2.7 0 0.7 21 0 22.8 26 13 19 4 .315 1.71 5.84 6.55 -8.6 -0.9
10o 2 0 0.5 16 0 17.6 22 11 14 3 .331 1.84 6.32 7.1 -7.6 -0.8
Weighted Mean4.101.231032.83216275.2821.464.915.51-8.7-1.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chaces that Dale Thayer becomes the Padres' closer this season? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
If Huston Street is traded at or before the deadline, as expected, Thayer probably returns to that role. Luke Gregerson is a better pitcher, but his platoon splits against left-handed hitters (.413 OBP against this year) are a concern when you can't play matchups. Assuming Bud Black doesn't go to a committee, Thayer has a strong chance of seeing more save chances down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Howdy Jay ... thanks for chatting. Your choices for best mustaches currently in MLB are? More seriously ... at a certain point, prospects lose their optimal value if something isn't done with them. Is Montero's value "past prime"? Should Cashman have dealt any of his stable for "something", even if the (perceived) talent exchange was negative for the Yanks?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hey Diana! John Axford has a pretty remarkable mustache. I haven't seen Dale Thayer lately and am not even sure he's on the Mets' 25-man roster, but he's got a fantastic mustache. I'm pretty sure Brendan Ryan's infield triple owes its entirety to the awesome power of the 'stache.

As for prospects, while I agree that they lose their optimal value at some point, I reject the notion that Montero's time has passed - he's 21 freakin' years old! I don't at all think there was any reason for Cashman to trade his blue chippers for "something" just to look busy. This isn't McDonalds, where if you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. (Jay Jaffe)


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