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Collin Balester PGiants

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age33 years, 3 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32015
2016
2017
2018
-0.12019
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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 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 3 7 0 92 28 50 12 96 10.4 3.2 1.4 5.6 0% .305 1.50 5.07 5.51 111 5.09 108.5 0.4
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 1 4 0 34 14 20 10 96 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 0% .264 1.58 7.40 6.82 123 6.10 130.8 -0.2
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 0 1 0 15 11 28 2 92 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 0% .283 1.24 3.52 2.57 61 2.31 52.2 0.6
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 1 4 0 38 14 34 7 98 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 0% .301 1.46 4.89 4.54 93 3.50 81.4 0.5
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 2 0 0 14 11 12 5 107 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 0% .173 1.39 7.65 6.50 132 6.57 150.7 -0.4
2015 CIN MLB 15 0 15.7 1 1 0 17 13 13 3 90 9.8 7.5 1.7 7.5 0% .298 1.91 6.67 7.47 118 6.19 144.6 -0.3
CareerMLB8822200.781702109115739969.44.11.77.041%.2831.505.595.471074.89107.80.7

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.
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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-
2005 SAV A SAL 24 23 125.0 8 6 0 105 42 95 11 70 7.6 3.0 0.8 6.8 0% -.610 1.18 4.09 3.67 101 3.94 77.6
2006 POT A+ CRL 23 22 117.2 4 5 0 126 53 87 12 84 9.7 4.1 0.9 6.7 0% .315 1.53 4.47 5.22 108 5.71 119.9
2006 HAR AA EAS 3 3 19.2 1 0 0 15 6 10 0 96 7.0 2.8 0.0 4.7 0% .254 1.09 3.28 1.88 105 4.29 90.0
2007 HAR AA EAS 17 17 98.7 2 7 0 103 25 77 9 109 9.4 2.3 0.8 7.0 0% .306 1.30 3.79 3.74 91 4.60 94.4
2007 COH AAA INT 10 10 51.7 2 3 0 49 23 40 3 83 8.5 4.0 0.5 7.0 0% .293 1.39 3.88 4.18 103 4.84 99.3
2008 WAS MLB NL 15 15 80.0 3 7 0 92 28 50 12 96 10.4 3.2 1.4 5.6 0% .305 1.50 5.07 5.51 111 5.09 108.5
2008 COH AAA INT 15 15 78.7 9 3 0 79 23 64 14 88 9.0 2.6 1.6 7.3 0% .286 1.30 5.03 4.00 111 5.29 108.3
2009 WAS MLB NL 7 7 30.3 1 4 0 34 14 20 10 96 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 0% .264 1.58 7.40 6.82 123 6.10 130.8
2009 SYR AAA INT 20 20 107.3 7 10 0 129 37 71 5 108 10.8 3.1 0.4 6.0 0% .349 1.55 3.63 4.45 99 6.34 133.5
2010 WAS MLB NL 17 0 21.0 0 1 0 15 11 28 2 92 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 0% .283 1.24 3.52 2.57 61 2.31 52.2
2010 SYR AAA INT 35 5 69.0 3 3 0 74 32 52 8 105 9.7 4.2 1.0 6.8 0% .308 1.54 4.81 5.87 0 0.00 0.0
2011 WAS MLB NL 23 0 35.7 1 4 0 38 14 34 7 98 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 0% .301 1.46 4.89 4.54 93 3.50 81.4
2011 SYR AAA INT 28 0 39.3 2 1 1 47 15 46 2 10.8 3.4 0.5 10.5 0% .409 1.58 2.77 4.35 84 6.79 138.6
2012 DET MLB AL 11 0 18.0 2 0 0 14 11 12 5 107 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 0% .173 1.39 7.65 6.50 132 6.57 150.7
2012 TOL AAA INT 31 0 47.0 1 1 1 38 12 45 7 7.3 2.3 1.3 8.6 0% .256 1.06 4.13 3.64 98 3.89 80.9
2013 ROU AAA PCL 6 5 27.0 1 4 0 34 9 22 4 88 11.3 3.0 1.3 7.3 0% .357 1.59 5.19 7.33 106 6.42 139.5
2014 ALT AA EAS 10 0 11.0 1 4 1 10 9 10 2 8.2 7.4 1.6 8.2 0% .250 1.73 6.35 6.55 127 5.21 110.3
2014 BRI Rk APP 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 8 2 5 1 10.8 2.7 1.4 6.8 0% .304 1.50 4.88 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
2014 PIR Rk GCL 2 0 1.3 0 1 0 10 2 1 0 67.5 13.5 0.0 6.8 0% .714 9.00 6.48 54.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CIN MLB NL 15 0 15.7 1 1 0 17 13 13 3 90 9.8 7.5 1.7 7.5 0% .298 1.91 6.67 7.47 118 6.19 144.6
2015 ALT AA EAS 13 0 20.3 1 0 4 14 6 14 1 6.2 2.7 0.4 6.2 0% .228 0.98 3.56 1.77 100 2.96 64.9
2015 IND AAA INT 8 0 14.7 0 0 0 12 5 8 1 7.4 3.1 0.6 4.9 0% .225 1.16 3.97 3.07 103 4.48 98.2
2015 LOU AAA INT 21 0 22.0 0 0 7 16 3 13 1 6.5 1.2 0.4 5.3 0% .227 0.86 2.97 2.05 106 4.23 92.7
2017 RIC AA EAS 12 1 19.7 1 4 1 15 3 21 1 95 6.9 1.4 0.5 9.6 40% .275 0.92 2.21 2.75 76 2.82 60.1
2017 SAC AAA PCL 14 0 23.3 1 0 0 31 7 25 2 12.0 2.7 0.8 9.6 34% .392 1.63 3.59 5.79 89 5.18 110.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1328 0.5053 0.4285 0.8067 0.6021 0.2511 0.8639 0.6667 0.1933
2009 512 0.4785 0.4395 0.8400 0.5959 0.2959 0.8973 0.7342 0.1600
2010 335 0.4299 0.4090 0.6350 0.5556 0.2984 0.8000 0.4035 0.3650
2011 608 0.4556 0.4243 0.8178 0.6173 0.2628 0.8947 0.6667 0.1822
2012 293 0.3993 0.4164 0.7951 0.6325 0.2727 0.9324 0.5833 0.2049
2015 280 0.4714 0.4286 0.7500 0.6288 0.2500 0.8554 0.5135 0.2500
Career33560.47260.42640.79090.60410.26660.87350.63070.2091

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
2014-04-01 2014-04-16 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-05-01 2013-09-05 Minors 127 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-06-03 -
2010-05-03 2010-05-29 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-25 2009-10-05 DTD 41 37 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2008-09-01 2008-09-07 DTD 6 6 Left Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 DET $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$485,000
1 yrTotal$485,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 16 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/16/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 2016. Samsung of Korea.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Pittsburgh for cash 6/17/15. Contract selected by Cincinnati 8/23/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/30/15. Elected free agency 11/10/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Detroit 2/28/12. DFA by Detroit 5/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11. DFA by Washington 7/5/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Washington 12/9/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 6/30/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-114). $0.29M 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
90o 2.3 0.8 1.8 39 0 53.3 42 16 47 6 .248 1.09 3.41 3.74 4.4 0.5
80o 2 0.6 1.5 34 0 46.6 40 15 41 6 .264 1.19 3.82 4.2 1.6 0.2
70o 1.7 0.5 1.3 31 0 41.9 38 15 37 6 .275 1.26 4.12 4.53 0.1 0.0
60o 1.5 0.5 1.2 28 0 38.0 37 14 34 6 .285 1.33 4.38 4.82 -1.1 -0.1
50o 1.4 0.4 1 25 0 34.5 35 13 31 5 .295 1.39 4.63 5.1 -1.9 -0.2
40o 1.2 0.3 0.9 23 0 31.0 33 12 27 5 .304 1.45 4.88 5.38 -2.6 -0.3
30o 1.1 0.3 0.8 20 0 27.4 30 11 24 5 .314 1.53 5.16 5.69 -3.2 -0.3
20o 0.9 0.2 0.6 17 0 23.4 27 10 21 4 .326 1.61 5.49 6.06 -3.6 -0.4
10o 0.7 0.1 0.4 13 0 18.0 23 9 16 3 .342 1.74 5.96 6.59 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.30.4125033.63313305.2921.374.595.05-1.7-0.2

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2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)You must check out Collin Balester's website. He has a 'stache status update and lists growing facial hair as one of his top 5 hobbies. He seems to be someone you should know about http://collinbalester.com/
(Charlie from Bethesda)
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