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Collin Balester PGiants

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
-0.32015
2016
2017
-0.22018
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2008 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 3 7 0 92 28 50 12 .261 96 10.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 41% .305 .293 1.50 5.07 5.51 110 5.09 108.5 0.4
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 1 4 0 34 14 20 10 .257 96 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 35% .264 .317 1.58 7.40 6.82 122 6.10 130.8 -0.2
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 0 1 0 15 11 28 2 .257 92 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 56% .283 .238 1.24 3.52 2.57 60 2.31 52.2 0.6
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 1 4 0 38 14 34 7 .258 99 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 44% .301 .297 1.46 4.89 4.54 92 3.50 81.4 0.5
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 2 0 0 14 11 12 5 .258 107 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 33% .173 .313 1.39 7.65 6.50 131 6.57 150.7 -0.4
2015 CIN MLB 15 0 15.7 1 1 0 17 13 13 3 .265 95 9.8 7.5 1.7 7.5 30% .298 .336 1.91 6.67 7.47 118 6.19 144.6 -0.3
CareerMLB8822200.781702109115739.260979.44.11.77.040%.285.2971.505.595.471064.89107.80.7

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 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-
2005 SAV A 24 23 125.0 8 6 0 105 42 95 11 .261 70 7.6 3.0 0.8 6.8 43% .256 .238 1.18 4.09 3.67 0 0.00 0.0
2006 POT A+ 23 22 117.2 4 5 0 126 53 87 12 .264 84 9.7 4.1 0.9 6.7 44% .320 .275 1.53 4.47 5.22 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HAR AA 3 3 19.2 1 0 0 15 6 10 0 .265 96 7.0 2.8 0.0 4.7 46% .254 .218 1.09 3.28 1.88 0 0.00 0.0
2007 HAR AA 17 17 98.7 2 7 0 103 25 77 9 .257 109 9.4 2.3 0.8 7.0 46% .307 .246 1.30 3.79 3.74 0 0.00 0.0
2007 COH AAA 10 10 51.7 2 3 0 49 23 40 3 .260 83 8.5 4.0 0.5 7.0 37% .282 .267 1.39 3.88 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
2008 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 3 7 0 92 28 50 12 .261 96 10.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 41% .305 .293 1.50 5.07 5.51 110 5.09 108.5
2008 COH AAA 15 15 78.7 9 3 0 79 23 64 14 .265 88 9.0 2.6 1.6 7.3 41% .286 .279 1.30 5.03 4.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 1 4 0 34 14 20 10 .257 96 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 35% .264 .317 1.58 7.40 6.82 122 6.10 130.8
2009 SYR AAA 20 20 107.3 7 10 0 129 37 71 5 .247 108 10.8 3.1 0.4 6.0 48% .349 .267 1.55 3.63 4.45 0 0.00 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 0 1 0 15 11 28 2 .257 92 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 56% .283 .238 1.24 3.52 2.57 60 2.31 52.2
2010 SYR AAA 35 5 69.0 3 3 0 74 32 52 8 .256 104 9.7 4.2 1.0 6.8 50% .308 .274 1.54 4.81 5.87 0 0.00 0.0
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 1 4 0 38 14 34 7 .258 99 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 44% .301 .297 1.46 4.89 4.54 92 3.50 81.4
2011 SYR AAA 28 0 39.3 2 1 1 47 15 46 2 .253 94 10.8 3.4 0.5 10.5 48% .409 .275 1.58 2.77 4.35 0 0.00 0.0
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 2 0 0 14 11 12 5 .258 107 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 33% .173 .313 1.39 7.65 6.50 131 6.57 150.7
2012 TOL AAA 31 0 47.0 1 1 1 38 12 45 7 .254 97 7.3 2.3 1.3 8.6 41% .256 .231 1.06 4.13 3.64 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 6 5 27.0 1 4 0 34 9 22 4 .269 90 11.3 3.0 1.3 7.3 45% .357 .315 1.59 5.19 7.33 0 0.00 0.0
2014 ALT AA 10 0 11.0 1 4 1 10 9 10 2 .253 101 8.2 7.4 1.6 8.2 35% .250 .282 1.73 6.35 6.55 111 3.79 80.1
2014 BRI Rk 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 8 2 5 1 .000 10.8 2.7 1.4 6.8 0% .304 .000 1.50 4.88 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
2014 PIR Rk 2 0 1.3 0 1 0 10 2 1 0 .000 67.5 13.5 0.0 6.8 0% .714 .000 9.00 6.48 54.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CIN MLB 15 0 15.7 1 1 0 17 13 13 3 .265 95 9.8 7.5 1.7 7.5 30% .298 .336 1.91 6.67 7.47 118 6.19 144.6
2015 ALT AA 13 0 20.3 1 0 4 14 6 14 1 .257 100 6.2 2.7 0.4 6.2 53% .228 .207 0.98 3.56 1.77 91 3.63 79.7
2015 IND AAA 8 0 14.7 0 0 0 12 5 8 1 .252 97 7.4 3.1 0.6 4.9 44% .224 .245 1.16 3.97 3.07 94 3.41 70.3
2015 LOU AAA 21 0 22.0 0 0 7 16 3 13 1 .257 97 6.5 1.2 0.4 5.3 40% .227 .194 0.86 2.97 2.05 100 4.78 98.6
2017 RIC AA 12 1 19.7 1 4 1 15 3 21 1 .257 97 6.9 1.4 0.5 9.6 40% .275 .199 0.92 2.21 2.75 0 0.00 0.0
2017 SAC AAA 14 0 23.3 1 0 0 31 7 25 2 .259 12.0 2.7 0.8 9.6 34% .392 .303 1.63 3.59 5.79 0 0.00 0.0

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
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.

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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/
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