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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
11 97 371 16 23 0 5.31 1.7
Birth Date12-21-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age36 years, 10 months, 2 days
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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
2006 NYN MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 89 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.50 2.60 0.00 73 3.12 63.6 0.1
2007 NYN MLB 3 1 7.0 0 0 0 9 2 2 1 98 11.6 2.6 1.3 2.6 0% .296 1.57 5.31 7.71 116 5.85 121.1 0.0
2008 MIN MLB 5 0 11.7 0 0 0 11 5 6 4 102 8.5 3.9 3.1 4.6 0% .206 1.37 8.12 4.63 114 6.06 129.3 -0.1
2009 MIN MLB 8 0 9.0 0 0 0 17 9 9 1 107 17.0 9.0 1.0 9.0 0% .516 2.89 5.58 8.00 106 4.97 106.6 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 8 1 21.7 2 1 0 22 7 16 1 113 9.1 2.9 0.4 6.6 0% .304 1.34 3.27 4.15 102 4.72 106.6 0.1
2011 CHA MLB 28 26 163.0 9 9 0 151 41 116 14 104 8.3 2.3 0.8 6.4 0% .275 1.18 3.61 3.75 95 4.06 94.5 1.9
2012 CHA MLB 26 16 102.0 5 5 0 113 44 85 23 103 10.0 3.9 2.0 7.5 0% .294 1.54 5.72 6.44 119 5.28 121.0 -0.2
2013 HOU MLB 17 7 54.7 0 8 0 75 20 36 9 99 12.3 3.3 1.5 5.9 0% .342 1.74 5.05 7.90 105 4.85 116.1 0.0
CareerMLB9751371.016230398129272531039.73.11.36.644%.2971.424.605.311054.67107.41.7

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 SLU A+ FSL 14 14 70.3 2 6 0 74 18 65 6 49 9.5 2.3 0.8 8.3 0% -.701 1.31 3.82 4.99 110 8.17 161.0
2005 BIN AA EAS 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 93 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 0% -1.000 1.50 3.65 6.75 112 4.33 85.2
2006 NYN MLB NL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 89 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.50 2.60 0.00 73 3.12 63.6
2006 SLU A+ FSL 7 7 38.1 3 1 0 24 9 36 4 92 5.7 2.1 0.9 8.5 0% .202 0.87 3.66 2.36 94 2.85 59.8
2006 BIN AA EAS 6 6 34.0 2 2 0 25 10 36 4 75 6.6 2.6 1.1 9.5 0% .236 1.03 3.55 2.91 94 3.54 74.4
2006 MTS Rk GCL 1 1 4.2 0 0 0 7 1 7 0 122 15.0 2.1 0.0 15.0 0% .636 1.90 1.51 6.43 78 6.45 135.4
2007 NYN MLB NL 3 1 7.0 0 0 0 9 2 2 1 98 11.6 2.6 1.3 2.6 0% .296 1.57 5.31 7.71 116 5.85 121.1
2007 NWO AAA PCL 25 25 139.0 11 9 0 129 44 120 21 100 8.4 2.8 1.4 7.8 0% .276 1.24 4.91 4.27 99 3.63 74.5
2008 MIN MLB AL 5 0 11.7 0 0 0 11 5 6 4 102 8.5 3.9 3.1 4.6 0% .206 1.37 8.12 4.63 114 6.06 129.3
2008 ROC AAA INT 31 23 136.3 10 8 0 145 49 106 21 91 9.6 3.2 1.4 7.0 0% .302 1.42 4.97 4.56 112 5.15 105.4
2009 MIN MLB AL 8 0 9.0 0 0 0 17 9 9 1 107 17.0 9.0 1.0 9.0 0% .516 2.89 5.58 8.00 106 4.97 106.6
2009 ROC AAA INT 23 22 119.7 7 9 0 135 45 87 15 111 10.2 3.4 1.1 6.5 0% .313 1.50 4.65 5.34 111 6.01 126.4
2009 PON Wnt PRL 4 3 16.0 1 1 0 17 6 18 2 9.6 3.4 1.1 10.1 0% .333 1.44 4.10 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 KCA MLB AL 8 1 21.7 2 1 0 22 7 16 1 113 9.1 2.9 0.4 6.6 0% .304 1.34 3.27 4.15 102 4.72 106.6
2010 OMA AAA PCL 21 20 118.7 5 6 0 131 20 80 17 95 9.9 1.5 1.3 6.1 0% .296 1.27 4.75 4.47 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CHA MLB AL 28 26 163.0 9 9 0 151 41 116 14 104 8.3 2.3 0.8 6.4 0% .275 1.18 3.61 3.75 95 4.06 94.5
2011 CHR AAA INT 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 7 1 5 1 90 12.6 1.8 1.8 9.0 0% .375 1.60 4.43 7.20 92 5.45 111.3
2012 CHA MLB AL 26 16 102.0 5 5 0 113 44 85 23 103 10.0 3.9 2.0 7.5 0% .294 1.54 5.72 6.44 119 5.28 121.0
2012 BIR AA SOU 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 84 3.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 0% .133 0.33 1.47 1.50 79 2.44 50.8
2012 CHR AAA INT 2 2 6.3 0 1 0 8 4 4 1 99 11.4 5.7 1.4 5.7 0% .333 1.89 5.84 5.68 127 6.43 134.0
2013 HOU MLB AL 17 7 54.7 0 8 0 75 20 36 9 99 12.3 3.3 1.5 5.9 0% .342 1.74 5.05 7.90 105 4.85 116.1
2013 OKL AAA PCL 20 7 50.0 2 4 0 57 18 38 7 96 10.3 3.2 1.3 6.8 0% .319 1.50 5.66 4.68 116 6.39 138.8
2014 SAC AAA PCL 44 3 69.0 6 4 1 67 26 68 8 87 8.7 3.4 1.0 8.9 0% .301 1.35 4.49 3.65 107 5.15 109.0
2015 GIG Wnt DWL 4 4 17.0 1 2 0 13 5 8 2 6.9 2.6 1.1 4.2 0% .220 1.06 4.51 3.18 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 184 0.4783 0.3859 0.8732 0.5795 0.2083 0.9216 0.7500 0.1268
2009 216 0.4352 0.3981 0.8023 0.6383 0.2131 0.8333 0.7308 0.1977
2010 348 0.5144 0.4598 0.8750 0.6201 0.2899 0.9279 0.7551 0.1250
2011 2478 0.5355 0.4580 0.7824 0.6081 0.2850 0.8649 0.5793 0.2176
2012 1760 0.5119 0.4341 0.7971 0.6093 0.2503 0.8725 0.6047 0.2029
2013 909 0.5193 0.4675 0.7812 0.6271 0.2952 0.8649 0.5891 0.2188
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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
2012-06-17 2012-07-17 15-DL 30 24 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2012-03-16 2012-03-16 Camp 0 0 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2011-08-19 2011-09-03 15-DL 15 12 - Face Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-06-11 2010-06-18 Minors 7 0 - Head Concussion Batted Ball - -
2010-04-25 2010-05-03 Minors 8 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-07 2008-06-21 Minors 14 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2007-07-27 2007-08-06 Minors 10 0 - General Medical Illness Food Poisoning - -
2006-10-25 2006-10-25 WIN 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis and Humeral Contusion -
2006-04-06 2006-06-28 Minors 83 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-19
2005-07-12 2005-09-06 Minors 56 56 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-19

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $
2013 HOU $800,000
2012 CHA $530,000
2011 CHA $500,000
2009 MIN $1,150,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,980,000
4 yrTotal$2,980,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 93 dMichael Moye2016

Details
  • 2016. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/28/15 (minor-league contract). Retired 3/29/16.
  • 2015. Signed by Kia of Korea 12/14.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Oakland 10/29/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Houston 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration). 13:$0.8M, 14:$3M club option, $50,000 buyout. DFA by Houston 5/12/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/13. Contract selected by Houston 8/13/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/2/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Chicago White Sox 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2011). Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Oakland 1/18/11. Signed 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/5/10. Claimed by Oakland off waivers after being DFA by Kansas City 12/15/10.
  • 5 years/$4.2M (2005-09). Signed Major League contract with NY Mets 1/05. $3M signing bonus. Performance bonuses to $5.116M. Recalled 9/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Mets 2/1/08 (Santana deal). Optioned to Triple-A 3/24/08. DFA 4/17/09, sent outright to Triple-A 4/21/09. Contract purchased 8/18/09.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2004 (1-3) (Rice). $3M 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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Since baseball teams are taking away so many of BP's very fine authors, what strategies are you pursuing to push back and snag some of their talent? Is BP making offers to the Astro's amateur scouting staff? or to any free agent pitchers?
(Mark L from Henderson NV)
I like this idea. The A's topped our offer for Philip Humber, which made Sam sad. In all seriousness, while it's never fun to lose talent, losing talent to teams makes it easier to attract more. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Philip Humber, 9th in WAR for AL pitchers ... uhm ... please explain.
(Paul from DC)
He doesn't miss a ton of bats but his homer and walk rates are impressively low, and his .226 BABIP is insanely low (and unsustainable). Bet on some significant regression.

That said, Humber's working with one of the game's best pitching coaches in Don Cooper, so I don't think that he's incapable of surviving as a back-end starter. He's going to need to get more groundballs though, particularly in that ballpark. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Philip Humber for real? He was a hot prospect for the Mets and ended up in Minnesota for Johan Santana. He never distinguished himself in the minors, but he's off to a great start with the White Sox. Can he sustain this level of performance?
(tlowell5 from Alaska)
He has looked better than expected (someone in the annual threw out a Kyle Davies comp), but I'm not sold that he'll continue to have a .210 BABIP. Once that moves up, the ERA probably will too. (R.J. Anderson)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who cares about this Halladay-Lee crap? Philip Humber's now a Royal! Whoopee!
(Sam Smith from Springfield, MO)
I'd question your sense of proportion, except that I'm the chucklehead who's happy to see Marcus McBeth with the A's, or R.J. Swindle with the Rays. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, between being a Twins fan and not really paying close attention to college baseball, I never saw the Philip Humber that was picked #3 overall in 2004. Can you spin me a yarn?
(Minneapolitan from Chicago)
A long time ago, in a magical land called, "Texas" there was a school called "Rice." And there were three little (ok, actually big) pitchers there who maybe have been that best threesome on a single team in the history of college baseball. One was Humber, one was Wade Townsend, and one was Jeff Niemann. But Rice wasn't kind to these players, working them night and day and far too much, so that when they went pro they all got hurt, and none of them lived up to their potential, and nobody lived happily ever after. The end. (Kevin Goldstein)


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