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Ernesto Frieri PBrewers

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Birth Date7-19-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 11 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12014
-0.22015
2016
-0.12017
-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
2009 SDN MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .254 92 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .093 0.50 2.55 0.00 78 2.95 63.2 0.1
2010 SDN MLB 33 0 31.7 1 1 0 18 17 41 2 .271 85 5.1 4.8 0.6 11.7 24% .235 .216 1.11 2.94 1.71 102 3.61 81.6 0.5
2011 SDN MLB 59 0 63.0 1 2 0 51 34 76 3 .257 92 7.3 4.9 0.4 10.9 24% .312 .270 1.35 3.24 2.71 116 4.64 107.8 0.1
2012 ANA 0 56 0 54.3 4 2 23 26 26 80 7 .266 96 4.3 4.3 1.2 13.3 27% .188 .216 0.96 3.48 2.32 96 2.98 68.4 1.2
2012 SDN 0 11 0 11.7 1 0 0 9 4 18 2 .262 92 6.9 3.1 1.5 13.9 27% .292 .268 1.11 3.81 2.31 95 2.33 53.4 0.3
2013 ANA MLB 67 0 68.7 2 4 37 55 30 98 11 .264 97 7.2 3.9 1.4 12.8 25% .293 .263 1.24 3.74 3.80 90 2.79 66.8 1.5
2014 ANA 0 34 0 31.0 0 3 11 33 9 38 8 .267 95 9.6 2.6 2.3 11.0 36% .325 .307 1.35 5.03 6.39 106 3.91 95.9 0.2
2014 PIT 0 14 0 10.7 1 1 0 14 5 10 3 .258 107 11.8 4.2 2.5 8.4 26% .344 .333 1.78 6.57 10.12 111 5.23 128.2 -0.1
2015 TBA MLB 22 0 23.3 1 0 2 20 11 19 6 .258 100 7.7 4.2 2.3 7.3 30% .222 .297 1.33 6.35 4.63 125 5.45 127.4 -0.2
2017 TEX MLB 6 0 7.0 0 1 0 6 6 5 0 .251 117 7.7 7.7 0.0 6.4 35% .300 .237 1.71 4.27 5.14 126 6.67 142.1 -0.1
2012 TOT MLB 67 0 66.0 5 2 23 35 30 98 9 .265 96 4.8 4.1 1.2 13.4 27% .208 .226 0.98 3.54 2.32 96 2.87 65.7 1.5
2014 TOT MLB 48 0 41.7 1 4 11 47 14 48 11 .265 98 10.2 3.0 2.4 10.4 33% .330 .314 1.46 5.42 7.34 107 4.25 104.2 0.1
CareerMLB3040303.311147323214338742.263956.94.21.211.527%.274.2601.243.953.591043.8690.23.1

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 LEL A+ 2 0 3.3 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 .000 8.2 2.7 2.7 8.2 0% -.400 .000 1.21 6.88 2.73 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FTW A 1 0 1.2 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 .250 7.5 37.5 0.0 7.5 50% .500 .000 5.00 14.13 7.50 0 0.00 0.0
2006 EUG A- 27 1 37.2 3 3 2 31 15 38 3 .266 97 7.5 3.6 0.7 9.2 41% .303 .278 1.24 3.79 3.87 94 0.00 0.0
2006 LEL A+ 2 0 6.1 0 0 0 8 3 4 0 .000 11.8 4.4 0.0 5.9 0% .381 .000 1.80 3.92 5.90 0 0.00 0.0
2007 FTW A 40 0 64.7 1 2 0 48 23 65 4 .260 96 6.7 3.2 0.6 9.0 36% .262 .230 1.10 3.24 2.64 98 2.91 91.3
2007 LEL A+ 13 1 21.7 1 0 1 11 6 27 1 .278 92 4.6 2.5 0.4 11.2 30% .263 .218 0.78 2.71 1.24 70 0.85 71.1
2008 LEL A+ 33 18 123.7 8 6 0 125 32 108 14 .269 99 9.1 2.3 1.0 7.9 30% .306 .273 1.27 4.37 4.00 112 7.10 138.0
2008 SAN AA 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 7 2 10 3 .272 89 5.7 1.6 2.5 8.2 32% .160 .234 0.82 5.87 4.09 99 4.87 99.0
2008 POR AAA 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 2 2 7 0 .262 121 3.0 3.0 0.0 10.5 36% .143 .149 0.67 2.15 1.50 89 4.71 87.6
2009 SDN MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .254 92 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .093 0.50 2.55 0.00 78 2.95 63.2
2009 SAN AA 27 26 140.3 10 9 0 125 62 118 13 .249 114 8.0 4.0 0.8 7.6 35% .271 .232 1.33 4.18 3.59 99 4.61 94.9
2010 SDN MLB 33 0 31.7 1 1 0 18 17 41 2 .271 85 5.1 4.8 0.6 11.7 24% .235 .216 1.11 2.94 1.71 102 3.61 81.6
2010 POR AAA 34 0 37.7 3 1 17 14 18 49 2 .268 86 3.3 4.3 0.5 11.7 20% .164 .158 0.85 3.26 1.43 78 3.79 70.8
2011 SDN MLB 59 0 63.0 1 2 0 51 34 76 3 .257 92 7.3 4.9 0.4 10.9 24% .312 .270 1.35 3.24 2.71 116 4.64 107.8
2011 TUC AAA 4 0 3.3 1 0 0 3 2 5 0 .281 90 8.1 5.4 0.0 13.5 25% .375 .267 1.50 2.58 2.70 90 4.57 80.5
2012 ANA MLB 56 0 54.3 4 2 23 26 26 80 7 .266 96 4.3 4.3 1.2 13.3 27% .188 .216 0.96 3.48 2.32 96 2.98 68.4
2012 SDN MLB 11 0 11.7 1 0 0 9 4 18 2 .262 92 6.9 3.1 1.5 13.9 27% .292 .268 1.11 3.81 2.31 95 2.33 53.4
2013 ANA MLB 67 0 68.7 2 4 37 55 30 98 11 .264 97 7.2 3.9 1.4 12.8 25% .293 .263 1.24 3.74 3.80 90 2.79 66.8
2014 ANA MLB 34 0 31.0 0 3 11 33 9 38 8 .267 95 9.6 2.6 2.3 11.0 36% .325 .307 1.35 5.03 6.39 106 3.91 95.9
2014 PIT MLB 14 0 10.7 1 1 0 14 5 10 3 .258 107 11.8 4.2 2.5 8.4 26% .344 .333 1.78 6.57 10.12 111 5.23 128.2
2014 IND AAA 7 0 7.0 0 0 1 5 4 6 2 .247 106 6.4 5.1 2.6 7.7 30% .167 .248 1.29 7.06 3.86 107 5.73 127.2
2015 TBA MLB 22 0 23.3 1 0 2 20 11 19 6 .258 100 7.7 4.2 2.3 7.3 30% .222 .297 1.33 6.35 4.63 125 5.45 127.4
2015 DUR AAA 8 0 7.3 0 1 1 6 10 5 1 .249 106 7.4 12.3 1.2 6.1 30% .227 .333 2.18 7.65 3.68 136 8.60 213.1
2015 RAY Rk 6 5 7.7 0 1 0 3 3 5 0 .253 103 3.5 3.5 0.0 5.9 55% .136 .189 0.78 3.56 1.17 101 3.25 75.9
2015 GIG Wnt 7 0 5.3 0 0 0 7 4 5 2 .000 11.8 6.8 3.4 8.4 0% .312 .000 2.06 7.76 5.06 0 0.00 0.0
2017 TEX MLB 6 0 7.0 0 1 0 6 6 5 0 .251 117 7.7 7.7 0.0 6.4 35% .300 .237 1.71 4.27 5.14 126 6.67 142.1
2017 ROU AAA 7 0 6.3 0 1 0 5 3 10 0 .275 7.1 4.3 0.0 14.2 43% .357 .220 1.26 1.98 1.42 85 3.99 76.9
2017 SWB AAA 17 0 21.0 2 0 7 13 9 24 3 .254 5.6 3.9 1.3 10.3 33% .208 .197 1.05 4.18 3.00 104 3.91 89.2
2017 TAC AAA 7 0 12.0 1 2 0 9 9 18 1 .267 6.8 6.8 0.8 13.5 37% .308 .248 1.50 4.05 5.25 86 3.88 74.9

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
2009 25 0.5200 0.4000 0.7000 0.4615 0.3333 0.6667 0.7500 0.3000
2010 565 0.5434 0.4814 0.6838 0.6450 0.2868 0.7475 0.5135 0.3162
2011 1113 0.5004 0.4555 0.7337 0.6158 0.2950 0.7813 0.6341 0.2663
2012 1194 0.5343 0.4841 0.6626 0.6536 0.2896 0.6882 0.5963 0.3374
2013 1250 0.5664 0.5232 0.6636 0.6963 0.2970 0.6673 0.6522 0.3364
2014 768 0.5352 0.4805 0.7778 0.6740 0.2577 0.8051 0.6957 0.2222
2015 377 0.5199 0.4615 0.8046 0.6480 0.2597 0.8740 0.6170 0.1954
2017 132 0.5379 0.3788 0.8400 0.5915 0.1311 0.8810 0.6250 0.1600
Career54240.53480.48190.71030.65490.28190.74270.62520.2897

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
2011-08-06 2011-08-21 15-DL 15 15 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-03-04 2011-03-17 Camp 13 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2010-02-28 2010-03-23 Camp 23 0 Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 NYA $
2016 PHI $
2015 TBA $800,000
2014 ANA $3,800,000
2013 ANA $530,000
2012 SDN $489,100
2011 SDN $417,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$6,036,200
5 yrTotal$6,036,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 149 dMatt Colleran1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/18/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 3/18/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/16/17 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees 6/2/17 (exercised right to opt out of contract). Signed by Texas as a free agent 6/6/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 6/17/17. DFA by Texas 7/4/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/17. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Texas 8/8/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/10/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 4/5/16.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/26/14. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 30 games. $0.1M for 35 games. $0.15M each for 40, 45 games. $0.2M each for 50, 55 games. $0.25M for 60 games. $0.15M for for 30 games finished. $0.2M for 35 GF. $0.25M for 40 GF. $0.3M for 45 GF. $0.35M for 50 GF. DFA by Tampa Bay 6/2/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/5/15.
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Angels 6/27/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 8/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/13/14.
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4891M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from San Diego 5/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4217M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/07. Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/08.
  • Signed by San Diego 1/03 as an amateur free agent from Colombia.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any AL set-up men you like to potentially get the closer job this year?
(Dave from Boston)
Whoever is setting up Tommy Hunter seems like a pretty good bet in Baltimore. Otherwise, Joe Smith is a good get in AL-only. Mike Scioscia showed wavering confidence with Ernesto Frieri last year and Smith could steal the job if Frieri falters. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Closers are on the mind today. Thoughts on how the Jays' and Angels' closer situations play out?
(Carlester from Seaboard)
There was a story yesterday or the day before that Ryan Madson could miss the first week of the season, so Ernesto Frieri might get the ninth-inning job on Opening Day, but Madson (if healthy) should get the opportunities the rest of the way. In Toronto, given how well Casey Janssen performed last year - and his success against both righty and lefty batters - I'd consider him the favorite. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)You think that the Angels were kicking themselves a bit at the end of the season when Fernando Rodney broke Eck's ERA record? While Ernesto Frieri looked good, he was the team's 3rd or 4th closer for the year and wasn't even on the team to begin the season.
(jlarsen from chicago)
I doubt the Angels are kicking themselves. They got good value out of Frieri, and Rodney had shown zero indication that he was capable of doing anything close to what he ended up doing. But such is the nature of relievers. Plus the hat. I still want to fix that for him. (Geoff Young)
2012-08-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ernesto Frieri: Buy or Sell? Why?
(Michael from Milwaukee)
Soft "buy." He's the best reliever in the Angels bullpen and is the one getting the majority of the saves right now. They could work Downs or even Walden back into the mix, but Frieri is the best option. (Derek Carty)
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you believe in Ernesto Frieri long term? I am in a league where saves are pretty valuable, but I have been offered a couple of decent bats in return. Is right now the perfect time to sell high?
(Justin from Chicago)
I treat all closers not named Rivera or Papelbon on a year to year basis. They're too damn volatile. Bats for closers is a deal I do every time. (Jason Collette)
2012-05-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, thanks for the chat...I'm going to Angels Mariners game tonight, any particular relievers you 'd like to study? especially stride, I may be able to snap some bird eye view if they are up in the bullpen.
(Jim from Seattle)
Check out the Halos' Ernesto Frieri - he has great momentum and a killer stride (Doug Thorburn)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)As an owner of Jordan Walden, should I be looking to pick up Ernesto Frieri? How do you see the LAA closer situation shaking out moving forward?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I wouldn't. For one thing, Downs has a hold on the job at the moment. For another, I really think Walden is just getting a few days to collect himself, or something. If I had to bet, with I swear no useful information that could possibly help you, I would bet that Walden is saving games by May 15. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brad Boxberger the Closer by the end of the year? Any chance he starts the year in the Bullpen? Thanks
(jake1m from Jenny Lind, Ca.)
Boxberger will compete for a spot in the bullpen. Whether he makes the big club out of spring training or not, he'll see material time with the Padres in 2012. I'm not sure he'll be the closer. If Huston Street is traded at some point, I'm guessing that Andrew Cashner or maybe Ernesto Frieri would be next in line, although Cashner's health and Frieri's control raise questions. (Geoff Young)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)i'm assuming you dont think the padre bullpen will have anything like a repeat performance, right?
(nicety from ca)
It's probably hard to believe without accusing me of being a biased fanboy about it, but I see them performing pretty close to that level. Here's the thing--Bell/Adams/Gregerson are all legitimately excellent pitchers, and the kind of guys who can replicate their success from year-to-year. Edward Mujica was unlucky in 2010, and is much better than his ERA indicates--have a look at his K/BB ratio of 12.0 for proof of that. Ernesto Frieri is a young pitcher with some promise who did well in his first stint in the bigs, and I expect him to be a bit better. Joe Thatcher should be there all season long in 2011. Ryan Webb has some upside and is the last option in the pen. This is a collection of fantastic pitchers who, if they are all together again, can perform just as well.

Will they *definitely* repeat? I'm not saying that. But if you asked me to pick one pen that could replicate its previous season, my money would be on the one in San Diego. (Marc Normandin)


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