Biographical

Portrait of Steve Delabar

Steve Delabar PRangers

Rangers Player Cards | Rangers Team Audit | Rangers Depth Chart

2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date7-17-1983
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 9 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02014
0.22015
0.12016
2017
0.12018
proj
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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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
2011 SEA MLB 6 0 7.0 1 1 0 5 4 7 1 .270 95 6.4 5.1 1.3 9.0 31% .267 .261 1.29 5.06 2.57 92 3.08 71.5 0.1
2012 SEA 0 34 0 36.7 2 1 0 23 11 46 9 .262 88 5.6 2.7 2.2 11.3 48% .182 .242 0.93 5.03 4.17 72 2.46 56.3 1.0
2012 TOR 0 27 0 29.3 2 2 0 23 15 46 3 .260 105 7.1 4.6 0.9 14.1 42% .323 .251 1.30 2.77 3.38 72 2.04 46.7 1.0
2013 TOR MLB 55 0 58.7 5 5 1 50 29 82 4 .270 102 7.7 4.4 0.6 12.6 32% .338 .254 1.35 2.75 3.22 71 3.05 73.0 1.1
2014 TOR MLB 30 0 25.7 3 0 0 19 19 21 3 .263 104 6.7 6.7 1.1 7.4 37% .235 .271 1.48 5.61 4.91 113 4.55 111.6 -0.0
2015 TOR MLB 31 0 29.3 2 0 1 28 14 30 5 .255 104 8.6 4.3 1.5 9.2 43% .291 .281 1.43 4.80 5.22 100 4.15 96.9 0.2
2016 CIN MLB 7 0 8.0 0 0 0 5 10 10 1 .257 96 5.6 11.2 1.1 11.2 42% .222 .290 1.88 6.43 6.75 101 3.79 84.0 0.1
2012 TOT MLB 61 0 66.0 4 3 0 46 26 92 12 .261 96 6.3 3.5 1.6 12.5 45% .245 .246 1.09 4.02 3.82 72 2.27 52.0 2.0
CareerMLB1900194.7159215310224226.2631007.14.71.211.239%.279.2601.314.104.07843.1875.03.5

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 EUG A- 3 3 17.0 1 1 0 13 3 11 1 .000 6.9 1.6 0.5 5.8 0% .231 .000 0.94 3.75 2.65 0 0.00 0.0
2005 EUG A- 16 16 75.7 4 6 0 84 18 59 7 .266 99 10.0 2.1 0.8 7.0 46% .320 .272 1.35 4.42 4.76 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FTW A 27 27 145.1 8 9 0 129 65 118 8 .263 81 8.0 4.0 0.5 7.3 42% .294 .249 1.34 3.88 3.41 109 5.45 107.9
2007 FTW A 21 12 68.0 2 5 0 63 46 48 8 .264 98 8.3 6.1 1.1 6.4 45% .271 .283 1.60 6.01 5.96 136 9.81 127.4
2007 LEL A+ 20 0 29.0 2 6 0 26 16 33 5 .257 111 8.1 5.0 1.6 10.2 41% .280 .261 1.45 5.60 5.59 99 4.43 101.4
2008 FTW A 11 0 13.7 2 1 0 17 5 12 0 .255 103 11.2 3.3 0.0 7.9 46% .415 .317 1.61 2.82 5.26 101 5.44 110.1
2011 SEA MLB 6 0 7.0 1 1 0 5 4 7 1 .270 95 6.4 5.1 1.3 9.0 31% .267 .261 1.29 5.06 2.57 92 3.08 71.5
2011 HDS A+ 7 0 12.3 1 1 3 12 8 20 0 .289 114 8.8 5.8 0.0 14.6 38% .414 .240 1.62 3.13 4.38 88 3.10 93.7
2011 WTN AA 23 0 30.7 1 3 12 23 26 30 0 .261 115 6.8 7.6 0.0 8.8 50% .280 .227 1.60 3.98 2.05 113 6.78 117.5
2011 TAC AAA 10 0 13.0 1 1 0 11 6 18 0 .264 114 7.6 4.2 0.0 12.5 56% .344 .219 1.31 2.85 0.69 87 3.62 93.1
2012 SEA MLB 34 0 36.7 2 1 0 23 11 46 9 .262 88 5.6 2.7 2.2 11.3 48% .182 .242 0.93 5.03 4.17 72 2.46 56.3
2012 TOR MLB 27 0 29.3 2 2 0 23 15 46 3 .260 105 7.1 4.6 0.9 14.1 42% .323 .251 1.30 2.77 3.38 72 2.04 46.7
2012 TAC AAA 9 0 12.0 0 1 1 11 12 12 0 .277 91 8.2 9.0 0.0 9.0 46% .314 .305 1.92 4.91 3.75 114 8.62 127.1
2013 TOR MLB 55 0 58.7 5 5 1 50 29 82 4 .270 102 7.7 4.4 0.6 12.6 32% .338 .254 1.35 2.75 3.22 71 3.05 73.0
2013 DUN A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .000 .009 0.00 3.24 0.00 105 4.96 107.8
2013 BLJ Rk 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .011 0.00 3.45 0.00 103 4.39 105.8
2014 TOR MLB 30 0 25.7 3 0 0 19 19 21 3 .263 104 6.7 6.7 1.1 7.4 37% .235 .271 1.48 5.61 4.91 113 4.55 111.6
2014 BUF AAA 24 0 28.0 2 2 1 21 18 38 3 .249 98 6.8 5.8 1.0 12.2 33% .295 .252 1.39 4.27 2.89 94 4.09 101.5
2015 TOR MLB 31 0 29.3 2 0 1 28 14 30 5 .255 104 8.6 4.3 1.5 9.2 43% .291 .281 1.43 4.80 5.22 100 4.15 96.9
2015 BUF AAA 24 0 25.3 3 1 1 12 10 30 1 .257 95 4.3 3.6 0.4 10.7 46% .196 .173 0.87 2.48 1.42 81 2.68 91.0
2016 CIN MLB 7 0 8.0 0 0 0 5 10 10 1 .257 96 5.6 11.2 1.1 11.2 42% .222 .290 1.88 6.43 6.75 101 3.79 84.0
2016 LOU AAA 17 0 24.0 1 0 4 22 16 25 2 .247 8.2 6.0 0.8 9.4 34% .308 .276 1.58 4.17 2.62 113 7.24 119.8
2018 ROU AAA 5 0 5.7 0 0 0 5 5 3 0 .293 7.9 7.9 0.0 4.8 53% .263 .260 1.76 5.47 4.76 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
2011 105 0.5238 0.5333 0.7143 0.6909 0.3600 0.7632 0.6111 0.2857
2012 1117 0.4637 0.4978 0.6403 0.6853 0.3356 0.7211 0.4975 0.3597
2013 986 0.4828 0.4807 0.6561 0.6408 0.3314 0.7344 0.5148 0.3439
2014 477 0.4633 0.4654 0.7613 0.6878 0.2734 0.8158 0.6429 0.2387
2015 542 0.4742 0.5221 0.7314 0.7510 0.3158 0.7824 0.6222 0.2686
2016 173 0.4509 0.4335 0.6667 0.7564 0.1684 0.7119 0.5000 0.3333
Career34000.47210.490.680.6870.31470.74880.54640.32

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
2014-04-10 2014-04-12 DTD 2 2 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-08-03 2013-09-01 15-DL 29 27 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2009-06-30 2009-06-30 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery ORIF - -
2008-04-23 2008-05-16 Minors 23 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $
2017 CLE $
2016 TOR $205,327
2015 TOR $
2014 TOR $515,900
2013 TOR $498,900
2012 SEA $480,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,700,827
4 yrTotal$1,700,827

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 53 dMeister Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/4/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/13/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.835M (2016). Re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Released by Toronto 3/29/16. Due 45 days' salary, or $205,327. Signed by Cincinnati 4/2/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cincinnati 5/7/16. DFA by Cincinnati 5/22/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/24/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Toronto 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5159M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4989M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4807M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 7/31/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Seattle 9/6/11.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2003 (29-851) (Volunteer State CC).

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .153 .312 .298 .233
11 vs R (Multi) .276 .379 .501 .308
18 Split (Multi) -.123 -.067 -.203 -.075
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .000 .300 .000 .170
31 vs R (2016) .333 .500 .733 .410
38 Split (2016) -.333 -.200 -.733 -.240
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Steve Delabar

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug - Would love to get your take on the weighted ball program that purportedly resurrected the career of Steve Delabar and that is now being used by many on the Blue Jays' staff. Thank you.
(R.A. Wagman from markham)
I am a huge fan of the weighted ball program, which we utilized heavily at the National Pitching Association (using 4oz and 6oz baseballs). The weighting is important, as the lighter ball develops the quick-twitch muscles while the heavier one encourages arm strength, but it is important not to go too far beyond +/- 1 oz. Delabar actually began using the program while working with my old boss, Tom House, and NPA guy Jaime Evans has carried the use of weighted baseballs with him to the Blue Jays staff. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was watching a Blue Jays game on Rogers SportsNet last week via MLB.TV while simultaneously reviewing some PECOTA projections in the BP annual. I noticed that the GB% for pitchers in 2012 as reported by SportsNet varied substantially from that recorded in the annual. Now, I know we are not supposed to put a ton of stock into that particular number (human stringers!), but it varied by as much as 10-12 points for certain relief pitchers (i.e., 41% in BP and 52% on SN). What's the point of even keeping track of a stat with that much human error? Or is it just that with relief pitchers like Steve Delabar (I didn't get the numbers for the starters) the sample size is just way too small and there is a greater convergence with more innings pitched?
(Larry Barkin from Kentucky)
Stringers are reliable "enough" on ground balls (there is a fuzzy area on hot bouncers that barely clip the infield, based on the old hitf/x data we saw). The variance between the Rogers #s and ours could be from a few sources. One could be a % of batted balls while the other is a % of all at bats; or one way or the other one is only counting outs while the other is counting hits, too. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Greetings from the land of Rush. Who should I use as my closer this year? If it isn't Janssen or Santos, which other live arm in my pen should I be looking at?
(John Gibbons from Toronto, Ontario)
I'm a big Santos fan and thought he'd be effective in the role last year, but obviously health is a concern. Jason Collette and I were just discussing this offline this morning, and he's bullish on Steve Delabar and Esmil Rogers as deep sleepers should neither of the top two options be able to ring the bell. I'd like to say those were my great suggestions but I can't steal Jason's thunder. (Cory Schwartz)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC