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Birth Date9-17-1981
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age36 years, 10 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02014
0.32015
2016
2017
-0.42018
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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
2006 TOR MLB 19 17 94.0 6 10 0 103 21 44 12 .261 107 9.9 2.0 1.1 4.2 54% .282 .258 1.32 4.80 5.07 111 5.25 107.0 0.6
2007 TOR MLB 70 0 72.7 2 3 6 67 20 39 4 .267 94 8.3 2.5 0.5 4.8 49% .273 .239 1.20 3.89 2.35 106 4.94 102.2 0.5
2009 TOR MLB 21 5 40.0 2 4 1 59 14 24 5 .265 104 13.3 3.1 1.1 5.4 50% .367 .317 1.82 4.76 5.85 104 6.39 137.1 -0.4
2010 TOR MLB 56 0 68.7 5 2 0 74 21 63 8 .255 113 9.7 2.8 1.0 8.3 47% .327 .256 1.38 3.82 3.67 95 4.18 94.5 0.6
2011 TOR MLB 55 0 55.7 6 0 2 47 14 53 2 .266 110 7.6 2.3 0.3 8.6 49% .296 .203 1.10 2.48 2.26 84 3.62 84.1 0.7
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 63.7 1 1 22 44 11 67 7 .260 107 6.2 1.6 1.0 9.5 44% .240 .199 0.86 3.02 2.54 88 3.32 76.0 1.1
2013 TOR MLB 56 0 52.7 4 1 34 39 13 50 3 .266 102 6.7 2.2 0.5 8.5 49% .254 .214 0.99 2.77 2.56 85 3.43 82.1 0.7
2014 TOR MLB 50 0 45.7 3 3 25 47 7 28 6 .257 104 9.3 1.4 1.2 5.5 38% .273 .262 1.18 4.16 3.94 100 4.55 111.5 -0.0
2015 WAS MLB 48 0 40.0 2 5 0 38 8 27 5 .258 98 8.6 1.8 1.1 6.1 34% .264 .258 1.15 4.11 4.95 106 4.04 94.4 0.3
CareerMLB43722533.031299051812939552.2621058.72.20.96.747%.287.2451.213.783.63984.2393.35.3

Statistics for All Levels

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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 AUB A- 10 10 50.0 3 1 0 46 10 43 2 .000 8.3 1.8 0.4 7.7 0% .301 .000 1.12 2.98 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LNS A 7 7 46.0 4 0 0 27 4 38 0 .250 5.3 0.8 0.0 7.4 59% .225 .000 0.67 2.13 1.37 0 0.00 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 10 10 59.7 6 1 0 46 12 51 2 .235 84 6.9 1.8 0.3 7.7 59% .353 .215 0.97 2.88 2.26 0 0.00 0.0
2005 NHP AA 9 9 43.0 3 3 0 49 4 47 3 .257 41 10.3 0.8 0.6 9.8 55% .380 .289 1.23 2.29 2.93 79 2.78 88.4
2006 TOR MLB 19 17 94.0 6 10 0 103 21 44 12 .261 107 9.9 2.0 1.1 4.2 54% .282 .258 1.32 4.80 5.07 111 5.25 107.0
2006 SYR AAA 9 9 42.1 1 5 0 47 8 32 3 .259 109 10.0 1.7 0.6 6.8 56% .331 .235 1.31 3.19 4.92 91 2.72 90.6
2007 TOR MLB 70 0 72.7 2 3 6 67 20 39 4 .267 94 8.3 2.5 0.5 4.8 49% .273 .239 1.20 3.89 2.35 106 4.94 102.2
2009 TOR MLB 21 5 40.0 2 4 1 59 14 24 5 .265 104 13.3 3.1 1.1 5.4 50% .367 .317 1.82 4.76 5.85 104 6.39 137.1
2009 DUN A+ 4 3 13.0 0 0 0 6 2 10 0 .264 106 4.2 1.4 0.0 6.9 76% .176 .123 0.62 2.11 0.69 79 1.37 32.1
2009 NHP AA 6 1 15.0 1 0 0 12 5 12 0 .272 85 7.2 3.0 0.0 7.2 57% .273 .258 1.13 2.53 2.40 94 3.36 75.1
2009 LVG AAA 7 0 6.7 0 0 0 4 1 7 0 .279 85 5.4 1.3 0.0 9.4 65% .235 .125 0.75 1.81 5.37 83 2.81 56.5
2009 BLJ Rk 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .400 .000 2.00 3.31 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 56 0 68.7 5 2 0 74 21 63 8 .255 113 9.7 2.8 1.0 8.3 47% .327 .256 1.38 3.82 3.67 95 4.18 94.5
2011 TOR MLB 55 0 55.7 6 0 2 47 14 53 2 .266 110 7.6 2.3 0.3 8.6 49% .296 .203 1.10 2.48 2.26 84 3.62 84.1
2011 NHP AA 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 .290 92 1.8 1.8 0.0 12.6 67% .111 .089 0.40 1.20 0.00 85 3.18 68.7
2011 LVG AAA 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 .295 82 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 25% .250 .123 0.50 0.78 0.00 96 5.54 97.6
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 63.7 1 1 22 44 11 67 7 .260 107 6.2 1.6 1.0 9.5 44% .240 .199 0.86 3.02 2.54 88 3.32 76.0
2013 TOR MLB 56 0 52.7 4 1 34 39 13 50 3 .266 102 6.7 2.2 0.5 8.5 49% .254 .214 0.99 2.77 2.56 85 3.43 82.1
2014 TOR MLB 50 0 45.7 3 3 25 47 7 28 6 .257 104 9.3 1.4 1.2 5.5 38% .273 .262 1.18 4.16 3.94 100 4.55 111.5
2014 DUN A+ 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .249 117 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .333 .179 1.00 1.38 0.00 96 3.27 74.8
2014 NHP AA 3 2 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 .290 100 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 60% .300 .197 1.00 2.01 0.00 96 3.85 85.3
2015 WAS MLB 48 0 40.0 2 5 0 38 8 27 5 .258 98 8.6 1.8 1.1 6.1 34% .264 .258 1.15 4.11 4.95 106 4.04 94.4
2015 POT A+ 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .237 95 13.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 11% .250 .517 1.50 8.75 4.50 103 3.78 91.6
2015 HAR AA 4 1 3.7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .272 90 2.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 54% .077 .185 0.55 4.09 2.45 107 3.61 86.4
2016 LOW A- 8 0 8.0 0 0 1 8 1 8 0 .254 9.0 1.1 0.0 9.0 54% .333 .268 1.12 1.64 3.38 89 2.10 50.9
2016 PAW AAA 6 0 7.7 0 0 0 4 3 4 1 .261 4.7 3.5 1.2 4.7 17% .136 .193 0.91 4.99 2.35 124 5.64 139.4
2017 MVA AAA 15 0 14.7 0 3 0 18 4 21 0 .000 11.0 2.5 0.0 12.9 0% .450 .000 1.50 1.55 4.30 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
2009 710 0.5070 0.4324 0.8143 0.6111 0.2486 0.8591 0.7011 0.1857
2010 1195 0.5205 0.4368 0.7931 0.5981 0.2618 0.8468 0.6600 0.2069
2011 867 0.5075 0.4302 0.7962 0.5568 0.2998 0.8367 0.7188 0.2038
2012 944 0.5042 0.4513 0.7653 0.5987 0.3013 0.8351 0.6241 0.2347
2013 812 0.4791 0.4236 0.7820 0.5861 0.2742 0.8333 0.6810 0.2180
2014 694 0.5202 0.4553 0.8101 0.6260 0.2703 0.8584 0.6889 0.1899
2015 594 0.5034 0.4714 0.8321 0.6823 0.2576 0.8382 0.8158 0.1679
Career58160.50670.44150.79610.60390.27460.84350.69020.2039

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
2014-07-14 2014-07-20 DTD 6 2 - General Medical Illness -
2014-03-26 2014-05-11 15-DL 46 37 Left Low Back Strain - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-24 Camp 23 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-05-23 2013-05-29 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-02-15 2013-03-22 Camp 35 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery AC Joint Spurs - -
2012-11-16 2012-11-16 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery AC Joint Spurs 2012-11-16 -
2011-08-31 2011-09-03 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Tightness Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-06-15 2011-07-19 15-DL 34 29 Right Forearm Strain -
2009-06-14 2009-07-24 15-DL 40 32 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-03-27 2009-04-30 15-DL 34 23 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2009-03-20 2009-03-27 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2008-03-17 2008-09-29 60-DL 196 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2008-03-11 2008-03-17 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2006-07-08 2006-07-08 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-07-17 2005-07-26 Minors 9 0 Right Elbow Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 WAS $3,500,000
2014 TOR $4,000,000
2013 TOR $3,900,000
2012 TOR $2,000,000
2011 TOR $1,095,000
2010 TOR $700,000
2009 TOR $413,900
2008 TOR $403,900
2007 TOR $385,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$16,398,000
9 yrTotal$16,398,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 63 dACES1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/20/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. Released by San Diego 3/24/16. Signed by Boston as a free agent 6/18/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Boston 8/7/16.
  • 1 year/$5M (2015), plus 2016 mutual option. 15:$3.5M, 16:$7M club option, $1.5M buyout. Annual performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games. Washington declined 2016 option 11/3/15.
  • 2 years/$5.9M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed extension with Toronto 2/13/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.2M-$1.8M). 12:$2M, 13:$3.9M, 14:$4M club option, no buyout. Toronto exercised 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$1.095M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2010). Re-signed by Toronto 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4139M (2009). Re-signed 3/3/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/30/09. Recalled 5/22/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/24/09. Recalled 8/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4039M (2008).
  • 1 year/$0.3852M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased 4/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-117). $0.15M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Toronto closer: Aaron Sanchez? Brett Cecil? You must have seen these guys in the Int, no?
(CyMature from fountain of youth)
Yes. Saw Sanchez at New Hampshire last year. He wasn't around AAA a long time. The guy is one of the biggest arms around the game. Mid 90's with ease. Tons of natural life and run. I was told he has those big Pedro Martinez fingers that create a natural rifling effect as he releases the ball. Even long tossing he would appear to be throwing 15 degree away from the catcher and the ball ran back that much. I think this is a big reason for his command issues. The other big problem is his short striding. I don't like it and it's not helping him repeat better at all. Two Plus or better pitches and the change has a ton of potential. Big, strong, athlete who can throw hard all day. He'd be a waste in the pen in many ways - it wouldn't hide his command deficiencies, for one. If you're having trouble locating that doesn't really improve if you suddenly ONLY pitch high leverage innings. In either case though, he doesn't need to improve his command to get big leaguers out. He can be effectively wild because the stuff is just so good. Our own Mark Anderson used a AJ Burnett comp I liked a lot. Burnett has basically been a thrower and not a pitcher his whole career and yet he's made a hell of a career of that. Sanchez could do the same and has the potential to evolve into a better type of pitcher (READ: NOT saying better career than Burnett neccesarily ). EDIT: Rambled and Forgot Cecil. Cecil was the Closer for Maryland in College and he's more than capable. I also wouldn't sleep on Aaron Loup. He gets out LHs and RHs and is a pretty strong arm. Neither of those guys has a more impressive resume than Casey Janssen when he took over, no? (Al Skorupa)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Lots of closer news this week, but Casey Janssen sounds really banged up. Think Sergio Santos can hold it down all year?
(Tim from Ohio)
Certainly has the talent to do so but I do think Janssen gets a crack when he is healthy. When that is, is another question altogether. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Ben- Do you feel that Jason Grilli will come close to his save numbers fom last year? Do you think he'll have more saves than Casey Janssen? Thanks!
(chopper from indy)
Grilli's career is so weird. It shouldn't make sense that he's this good now, but, well he is. I don't have a good enough reason to tell you no, so sure, he can get to 30 saves again. I'd keep Melancon around as a handcuff, though. (Ben Carsley)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some underrated closers to target later in drafts? Do you like Casey Janssen or Jason Grilli?
(zissou from naples)
Grill probably falls into the underrated category. There is a lot of noise about Mark Melancon taking Grilli's job, but Grilli's numbers were solid last year and if he's healthy he probably hangs on. Greg Holland's walk rate was high last year, but the other numbers were strong and like Grilli the noise about Holland's set-up might keep the price low. Tom Wilhelmsen is a somewhat low profile but proved himself in 2012. I like Janssen if the health is there but the health gets me nervous. At least at the moment. (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)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Casey Janssen (assuming he recovers well from recent surgery) is a top 5-10 closer in 2013? What do you expect from Carl Crawford in LA? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
I probably wouldn't project him to be, but I wouldn't be surprised if he were. There are very few late-inning relievers whom I'd be surprised to hear turned into a top 5-10 closer in any given season. I'm cautiously optimistic that Crawford won't be dead weight. He's not old enough or far enough removed from being good for me to write him off. (Ben Lindbergh)


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