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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-19-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.42014
-0.12015
-0.02016
2017
-0.12018
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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 NYA MLB 12 0 14.7 1 0 0 8 2 14 0 .263 105 4.9 1.2 0.0 8.6 50% .222 .143 0.68 1.65 0.61 79 3.16 67.4 0.4
2009 NYA MLB 72 0 60.0 4 3 2 44 20 49 10 .263 111 6.6 3.0 1.5 7.3 39% .215 .228 1.07 4.71 4.50 102 4.34 93.0 0.6
2010 DET MLB 74 1 64.7 7 5 2 67 26 53 2 .257 112 9.3 3.6 0.3 7.4 38% .335 .243 1.44 3.20 3.76 87 4.26 96.2 0.5
2011 DET MLB 48 14 108.7 3 9 1 118 40 69 5 .259 108 9.8 3.3 0.4 5.7 45% .317 .260 1.45 3.60 4.47 103 5.55 128.9 -0.8
2012 DET MLB 66 0 54.0 2 3 1 71 18 51 5 .262 104 11.8 3.0 0.8 8.5 50% .388 .299 1.65 3.41 4.00 91 4.46 102.2 0.2
2013 DET MLB 49 0 38.3 0 5 1 43 21 30 3 .264 101 10.1 4.9 0.7 7.0 48% .325 .294 1.67 4.17 5.40 103 5.12 122.7 -0.2
2014 DET MLB 62 0 58.0 5 2 1 69 20 41 5 .258 108 10.7 3.1 0.8 6.4 56% .340 .283 1.53 4.00 3.88 97 4.99 122.3 -0.4
2015 CHN 0 16 0 10.0 0 0 0 14 3 9 1 .263 103 12.6 2.7 0.9 8.1 64% .406 .295 1.70 3.56 6.30 105 5.37 125.4 -0.1
2015 TOR 0 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 .249 115 3.4 6.8 3.4 10.1 33% .000 .266 1.12 7.97 3.38 86 5.23 122.2 -0.0
2016 NYA 0 3 0 6.0 0 0 0 7 4 1 1 .258 110 10.5 6.0 1.5 1.5 43% .273 .336 1.83 7.43 6.00 101 5.51 122.0 -0.0
2016 PIT 0 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 .279 100 6.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 40% .300 .211 1.50 3.93 0.00 108 4.98 110.2 -0.0
2015 TOT MLB 18 0 12.7 0 0 0 15 5 12 2 .260 106 10.7 3.6 1.4 8.5 59% .351 .289 1.58 4.49 5.68 101 5.34 124.7 -0.1
2016 TOT MLB 6 0 10.0 0 0 0 10 7 4 1 .265 106 9.0 6.3 0.9 3.6 42% .281 .292 1.70 6.03 3.60 103 5.30 117.3 -0.0
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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-
2004 STA A- 3 1 8.0 0 0 0 9 3 7 1 .000 10.1 3.4 1.1 7.9 0% .333 .000 1.50 4.46 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CSC A 24 18 103.0 8 11 0 122 34 68 11 .265 40 10.7 3.0 1.0 5.9 48% .324 .266 1.51 4.43 5.42 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CSC A 5 2 17.1 0 1 1 10 4 19 0 .000 5.3 2.1 0.0 10.0 0% .250 .000 0.82 1.96 0.53 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 22 18 110.2 5 7 0 101 35 88 6 .000 8.2 2.9 0.5 7.2 0% .280 .000 1.23 3.36 3.59 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 17 16 99.0 7 3 0 93 37 76 4 .259 99 8.5 3.4 0.4 6.9 55% .305 .226 1.31 3.47 3.09 95 4.03 99.4
2008 NYA MLB 12 0 14.7 1 0 0 8 2 14 0 .263 105 4.9 1.2 0.0 8.6 50% .222 .143 0.68 1.65 0.61 79 3.16 67.4
2008 TRN AA 23 20 118.3 9 4 0 105 39 115 7 .257 96 8.0 3.0 0.5 8.7 50% .303 .232 1.22 3.03 2.51 87 3.08 92.8
2008 SWB AAA 14 1 17.3 2 2 0 19 5 22 0 .274 84 9.9 2.6 0.0 11.4 47% .388 .251 1.39 1.64 4.68 81 3.15 91.7
2009 NYA MLB 72 0 60.0 4 3 2 44 20 49 10 .263 111 6.6 3.0 1.5 7.3 39% .215 .228 1.07 4.71 4.50 102 4.34 93.0
2010 DET MLB 74 1 64.7 7 5 2 67 26 53 2 .257 112 9.3 3.6 0.3 7.4 38% .335 .243 1.44 3.20 3.76 87 4.26 96.2
2011 DET MLB 48 14 108.7 3 9 1 118 40 69 5 .259 108 9.8 3.3 0.4 5.7 45% .317 .260 1.45 3.60 4.47 103 5.55 128.9
2011 TOL AAA 1 1 5.3 0 0 0 8 2 6 0 .262 78 13.5 3.4 0.0 10.1 41% .471 .336 1.88 2.11 5.06 99 5.05 105.9
2012 DET MLB 66 0 54.0 2 3 1 71 18 51 5 .262 104 11.8 3.0 0.8 8.5 50% .388 .299 1.65 3.41 4.00 91 4.46 102.2
2013 DET MLB 49 0 38.3 0 5 1 43 21 30 3 .264 101 10.1 4.9 0.7 7.0 48% .325 .294 1.67 4.17 5.40 103 5.12 122.7
2013 TOL AAA 6 0 6.0 1 0 0 5 1 9 0 .261 95 7.5 1.5 0.0 13.5 36% .357 .196 1.00 0.70 0.00 77 2.70 86.1
2014 DET MLB 62 0 58.0 5 2 1 69 20 41 5 .258 108 10.7 3.1 0.8 6.4 56% .340 .283 1.53 4.00 3.88 97 4.99 122.3
2015 CHN MLB 16 0 10.0 0 0 0 14 3 9 1 .263 103 12.6 2.7 0.9 8.1 64% .406 .295 1.70 3.56 6.30 105 5.37 125.4
2015 TOR MLB 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 .249 115 3.4 6.8 3.4 10.1 33% .000 .266 1.12 7.97 3.38 86 5.23 122.2
2015 STO A+ 7 0 8.7 0 0 0 11 0 5 1 .273 95 11.4 0.0 1.0 5.2 60% .345 .357 1.27 4.81 5.19 97 4.56 108.3
2015 BUF AAA 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 2 3 4 0 .259 94 4.5 6.8 0.0 9.0 50% .200 .223 1.25 4.15 0.00 104 4.37 104.4
2015 NAS AAA 10 0 14.7 0 3 0 24 7 14 1 .278 88 14.7 4.3 0.6 8.6 44% .451 .338 2.11 4.21 9.82 101 4.53 104.4
2015 GIG Wnt 3 3 6.7 0 1 0 10 6 1 1 .000 13.5 8.1 1.4 1.4 0% .346 .000 2.40 6.86 9.45 0 0.00 0.0
2016 NYA MLB 3 0 6.0 0 0 0 7 4 1 1 .258 110 10.5 6.0 1.5 1.5 43% .273 .336 1.83 7.43 6.00 101 5.51 122.0
2016 PIT MLB 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 .279 100 6.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 40% .300 .211 1.50 3.93 0.00 108 4.98 110.2
2016 SWB AAA 20 11 70.0 5 3 0 68 21 61 3 .254 96 8.7 2.7 0.4 7.8 49% .308 .253 1.27 2.97 2.96 94 4.23 102.9

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 182 0.4615 0.5165 0.6383 0.6429 0.4082 0.7778 0.4500 0.3617
2009 892 0.4809 0.4821 0.7674 0.6737 0.3045 0.8720 0.5532 0.2326
2010 1031 0.4675 0.4753 0.7347 0.6203 0.3479 0.8361 0.5759 0.2653
2011 1629 0.5273 0.4604 0.7947 0.6205 0.2818 0.8518 0.6544 0.2053
2012 915 0.4863 0.4962 0.7313 0.6449 0.3553 0.8328 0.5569 0.2687
2013 599 0.4958 0.4775 0.7343 0.6465 0.3113 0.8177 0.5638 0.2657
2014 926 0.4406 0.5097 0.7733 0.6936 0.3649 0.8551 0.6508 0.2267
2015 230 0.5043 0.5304 0.7787 0.7500 0.3070 0.8046 0.7143 0.2213
2016 164 0.4146 0.4268 0.8000 0.6471 0.2708 0.9318 0.5769 0.2000
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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
2014-09-11 2014-09-14 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Spasms -
2013-09-19 2013-10-15 DTD 26 10 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-04-26 2013-05-11 15-DL 15 13 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-06 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-05-24 2011-06-08 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain Slipping Down Stairs with Medial Contusion -
2009-09-21 2009-09-23 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness Acute Gastritis -
2009-05-11 2009-05-15 DTD 4 3 Back Soreness -
2009-03-19 2009-03-26 Camp 7 0 Soreness -
2007-04-10 2007-06-06 Minors 57 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
2006-07-29 2006-08-14 Minors 16 0 Right Knee Sprain - -
2004-07-09 2004-08-02 Minors 24 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ATL $
2015 CHN $2,250,000
2014 DET $1,900,000
2013 DET $1,850,000
2012 DET $1,100,000
2011 DET $440,000
2010 DET $425,000
2009 NYA $403,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$8,368,300
7 yrTotal$8,368,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 116 dFull Circle Sports2017

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/8/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 3/25/16. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 4/25/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Yankees 5/6/16. DFA by NY Yankees 5/17/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/20/16. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 9/22/16. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/23/16. DFA by Pittsburgh 10/5/16. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/11/16.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2015). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/5/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.25M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 games. $0.15M each for 60, 65, 70 games. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/30/15. DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/18/15. Released by Chicago Cubs 5/26/15. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 5/31/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 6/11/15. Refused assignment, elected free agency 6/23/15. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 6/27/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 11/21/13 (avoided arbitration) (non-guaranteed deal). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70 games.
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 65, 70 relief appearances or $25,000 each for 15, 25 starts.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011). Re-signed by Detroit 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Signed by Detroit 1/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4033M (2009). Re-signed 1/29/09 (split contract, $65,000 in minors). Acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/9/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2002 (26-786) (San Joaquin Delta College, Calif.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .270 .337 .389 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .309 .393 .512 .309
18 Split (Multi) -.039 -.057 -.124 -.053
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .286 .412 .357 .244
31 vs R (2016) .261 .393 .565 .320
38 Split (2016) .025 .019 -.208 -.076
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)If you had to cast the Star Wars movies with only Tigers players, who would you cast as who?
(TJ from West Africa)
Usually, I'm better with pokemon comparisons. Alex Gonzalez is yoda. Wait, he's not there anymore.. hmm. Phil Coke is Darth Vader. Nick Castellanos is Luke Skywalker. Joba is Jabba the Hutt (way too easy). (Jordan Gorosh)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just recently made a trade in one of my fantasy leagues. I get Mark Melancon and Brandon Lyon, but I give up Rick Porcello. I plan to have Melancon and Lyon replace Matt Guerrier and Phil Coke, and I will replace Porcello with James McDonald. Thoughts?
(Big Bob from Cleveland)
My first thought is that the Yankees might like to have Melancon right about now. Sounds like a plan to me, though I know the fantasy cognoscenti always say it's easy to find saves. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Tigers have a lot of money coming off the books. Do you see them finding a big bat like Dunn, or will they concentrate on completing their rotation? (do you buy Phil Coke starting btw?)
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I do see them making a play to stay in the AL Central picture, in no small part because I don't think Dave Dombrowski and Jim Leyland are hanging around for the pleasure of it alone. And I do buy Phil Coke starting--in the monkey-see, monkey-do competitive ecology of the game, the Rangers' success with C.J. Wilson this season is sure to find emulation in other organizations. Which I'm glad for, because who knows how many starting pitchers we've lost over the last generation to the unwillingness to take a few risks with a player already successful in one role or another.

The problem for the Tigers is that the stakes in the Central are higher now, as the White Sox discovered this season. Gunning for a title and <90 wins avails you little if there's a better ballclub than that above you in the standings. If the Twins stay up there, the standards are higher than what the Tigers and Sox were able to get away with the last few years. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Joe: Can you share for the world what your reaction would have been if Phil Coke had entered the game in the bottom of the 9th (as he would have if the Yanks hadn't scored)?
(Fred from Pequannock, NJ)
A shrug of the shoulders. Girardi could tap Hinske for an inning and it wouldn't surprise me at this point. He's shock-proofed me. The Rivera decision was the end. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, do you think Manuel should have left Madson in for the ninth last night? Even if Lidge doesn't give up a run in the top of the ninth, the pitchers' spot is due up first in the bottom of the inning, so at most Lidge was going to pitch one inning. After that, the Phillies would had to have relied on Chad Durbin, Scott Eyre and company.
(philsfan from NYC)
Absolutely. He had no reason to take Madson out, and going to Lidge--whose "comeback" is fictional--actively damaged the Phillies' chances.

It would have been comical to see Phil Coke and Chad Durbin pitching in a tied World Series game. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveCan't let go of the Jeter AB. 2-0, no out, first and third, tying run. Great work by Madson--that's what he does.

I really, as a baseball fan, wanted it to come down to Rodriguez.

Phil Coke isn't going to sleep well. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveThe Phillies haven't lost yet, Joe.

By the way, doesn't "Phil Coke" sound like the nickname of a low-level Mafia drug runner? (Dan Malkiel)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OnePhil Coke was quite HR-prone during the regular season. Just saying... (Steven Goldman)
 

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