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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-15-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.12015
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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
2007 CLE MLB 9 9 49.3 4 2 0 54 12 25 2 98 9.9 2.2 0.4 4.6 64% .317 1.34 3.79 4.56 92 4.59 94.9 0.6
2008 CLE MLB 16 16 93.7 5 7 0 103 31 43 10 105 9.9 3.0 1.0 4.1 52% .294 1.43 4.90 4.23 110 5.75 122.8 -0.2
2009 CLE MLB 25 19 121.7 7 9 1 140 57 59 9 102 10.4 4.2 0.7 4.4 50% .318 1.62 4.58 4.44 110 6.21 133.2 -0.9
2010 CLE MLB 29 5 55.7 2 3 0 62 28 28 1 107 10.0 4.5 0.2 4.5 52% .316 1.62 3.89 4.53 115 6.64 150.0 -1.0
2011 NYA 0 11 0 10.7 2 1 0 13 5 6 0 106 11.0 4.2 0.0 5.1 38% .351 1.69 3.90 3.38 113 5.11 118.7 0.0
2011 SEA 0 36 0 42.7 1 1 0 54 16 24 7 96 11.4 3.4 1.5 5.1 54% .315 1.64 5.26 4.01 117 6.25 145.2 -0.8
2012 TOR MLB 22 16 100.7 4 6 0 100 37 48 17 107 8.9 3.3 1.5 4.3 50% .258 1.36 5.53 4.56 132 7.35 168.4 -2.6
2013 NYN 0 4 2 10.0 0 0 0 16 5 9 1 104 14.4 4.5 0.9 8.1 41% .455 2.10 4.62 7.20 118 6.47 154.9 -0.2
2013 TOR 0 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 102 6.8 16.9 0.0 0.0 67% .222 2.63 8.69 6.75 160 9.78 234.3 -0.2
2015 COL MLB 3 0 7.3 1 0 0 8 3 3 1 108 9.8 3.7 1.2 3.7 54% .280 1.50 5.75 3.68 116 5.79 135.2 -0.1
2011 TOT MLB 47 0 53.3 3 2 0 67 21 30 7 98 11.3 3.5 1.2 5.1 51% .323 1.65 4.99 3.88 116 6.02 139.9 -0.8
2013 TOT MLB 5 3 12.7 0 0 0 18 10 9 1 104 12.8 7.1 0.7 6.4 47% .405 2.21 5.48 7.11 127 7.17 171.6 -0.3
CareerMLB15668494.3262915521992454810310.03.60.94.552%.3041.524.764.441156.24138.2-5.5

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.
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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-
2003 BNC Rk APL 9 4 34.0 3 1 0 22 15 46 0 5.8 4.0 0.0 12.2 0% .293 1.09 2.77 2.91 0 0.00 0.0
2004 LKC A SAL 19 15 74.0 3 7 1 79 44 69 6 9.6 5.4 0.7 8.4 0% .327 1.66 4.77 6.45 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MHV A- NYP 8 8 43.7 3 1 0 38 10 30 1 7.8 2.1 0.2 6.2 0% .270 1.10 3.21 1.24 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LKC A SAL 25 23 142.3 7 7 1 123 52 69 5 51 7.8 3.3 0.3 4.4 69% .262 1.23 3.99 3.23 0 0.00 0.0
2005 AKR AA EAS 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 8 2 6 0 101 14.4 3.6 0.0 10.8 50% .500 2.00 1.95 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2006 KIN A+ CRL 10 4 41.2 4 1 1 38 6 24 0 74 8.3 1.3 0.0 5.2 71% .289 1.07 2.66 2.18 0 0.00 0.0
2006 AKR AA EAS 19 19 112.2 8 3 0 121 33 61 9 84 9.7 2.6 0.7 4.9 58% .311 1.37 4.13 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2007 CLE MLB AL 9 9 49.3 4 2 0 54 12 25 2 98 9.9 2.2 0.4 4.6 64% .317 1.34 3.79 4.56 92 4.59 94.9
2007 AKR AA EAS 6 6 35.0 4 1 0 29 7 24 2 102 7.5 1.8 0.5 6.2 62% .257 1.03 3.48 2.31 0 0.00 0.0
2007 BUF AAA INT 16 15 96.3 9 3 0 89 23 75 5 95 8.3 2.1 0.5 7.0 63% .299 1.16 3.09 3.08 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CLE MLB AL 16 16 93.7 5 7 0 103 31 43 10 105 9.9 3.0 1.0 4.1 52% .294 1.43 4.90 4.23 110 5.75 122.8
2008 BUF AAA INT 11 11 61.7 6 2 0 72 18 47 2 77 10.5 2.6 0.3 6.9 51% .333 1.46 3.18 4.38 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CLE MLB AL 25 19 121.7 7 9 1 140 57 59 9 102 10.4 4.2 0.7 4.4 50% .318 1.62 4.58 4.44 110 6.21 133.2
2009 AKR AA EAS 2 2 7.3 0 0 0 6 7 6 0 100 7.4 8.6 0.0 7.4 43% .286 1.78 4.77 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
2009 COH AAA INT 3 3 10.3 0 2 0 21 5 4 2 120 18.3 4.4 1.7 3.5 49% .463 2.52 6.35 11.36 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLE MLB AL 29 5 55.7 2 3 0 62 28 28 1 107 10.0 4.5 0.2 4.5 52% .316 1.62 3.89 4.53 115 6.64 150.0
2010 LKC A MDW 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 100 9.0 0.0 4.5 13.5 80% .250 1.00 7.10 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 AKR AA EAS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 104 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100% .333 1.00 3.35 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 COH AAA INT 10 4 27.0 0 1 0 29 16 12 1 107 9.7 5.3 0.3 4.0 46% .306 1.67 4.66 3.67 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB AL 11 0 10.7 2 1 0 13 5 6 0 106 11.0 4.2 0.0 5.1 38% .351 1.69 3.90 3.38 113 5.11 118.7
2011 SEA MLB AL 36 0 42.7 1 1 0 54 16 24 7 96 11.4 3.4 1.5 5.1 54% .315 1.64 5.26 4.01 117 6.25 145.2
2011 SWB AAA INT 2 1 3.7 0 1 0 5 2 1 0 78 12.3 4.9 0.0 2.5 43% .357 1.91 5.14 7.36 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TOR MLB AL 22 16 100.7 4 6 0 100 37 48 17 107 8.9 3.3 1.5 4.3 50% .258 1.36 5.53 4.56 132 7.35 168.4
2012 LVG AAA PCL 11 11 63.7 3 5 0 77 20 38 6 110 10.9 2.8 0.8 5.4 56% .327 1.52 4.77 4.52 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NYN MLB NL 4 2 10.0 0 0 0 16 5 9 1 104 14.4 4.5 0.9 8.1 41% .455 2.10 4.62 7.20 118 6.47 154.9
2013 TOR MLB AL 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 102 6.8 16.9 0.0 0.0 67% .222 2.63 8.69 6.75 160 9.78 234.3
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 12 11 61.0 4 3 0 72 22 29 12 111 10.6 3.2 1.8 4.3 55% .288 1.54 6.40 5.61 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NAS AAA PCL 11 11 49.7 2 5 0 68 19 26 5 97 12.3 3.4 0.9 4.7 57% .344 1.75 5.39 7.25 0 0.00 0.0
2014 SYR AAA INT 25 21 147.0 12 6 0 159 37 91 8 101 9.7 2.3 0.5 5.6 53% .307 1.33 3.63 3.67 98 3.84 82.3
2015 COL MLB NL 3 0 7.3 1 0 0 8 3 3 1 108 9.8 3.7 1.2 3.7 54% .280 1.50 5.75 3.68 116 5.79 135.2
2015 ABQ AAA PCL 27 12 90.0 5 4 0 103 42 63 7 109 10.3 4.2 0.7 6.3 55% .323 1.61 4.64 3.90 108 4.49 96.7
2016 SYR AAA INT 29 14 99.0 6 6 0 113 28 68 5 99 10.3 2.5 0.5 6.2 51% .336 1.42 3.39 3.82 103 5.18 114.5
2017 RNO AAA PCL 21 13 79.7 5 3 0 96 27 44 8 114 10.8 3.1 0.9 5.0 52% .325 1.54 5.01 5.42 109 5.07 106.7
2018 LVG AAA PCL 3 3 13.0 0 3 0 28 4 8 9 129 19.4 2.8 6.2 5.5 44% .380 2.46 12.66 18.00 127 6.00 128.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1438 0.5014 0.4395 0.8449 0.6325 0.2455 0.8947 0.7159 0.1551
2009 1878 0.5133 0.4223 0.8613 0.5882 0.2473 0.9118 0.7345 0.1387
2010 1013 0.5114 0.3998 0.8864 0.5792 0.2121 0.9233 0.7810 0.1136
2011 878 0.5513 0.4761 0.8756 0.6632 0.2462 0.9190 0.7320 0.1244
2012 1547 0.4971 0.4286 0.8356 0.6359 0.2237 0.9121 0.6207 0.1644
2013 256 0.4766 0.4063 0.8462 0.6230 0.2090 0.9211 0.6429 0.1538
2015 101 0.4455 0.3762 0.8421 0.5333 0.2500 0.9167 0.7143 0.1579
Career71110.50950.42940.85690.61600.23530.91130.70870.1431

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
2012-09-26 2012-10-01 DTD 5 5 Left Shoulder Fatigue - -
2012-08-28 2012-09-02 DTD 5 5 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-07-20 2010-08-31 15-DL 42 38 Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-05-23 2009-07-08 15-DL 46 41 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-09-02 2008-09-28 DTD 26 25 Left Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 NYN $
2017 ARI $
2016 WAS $
2015 COL $
2014 BAL $
2013 NYN $
2012 TOR $
2011 SEA $431,600
2010 CLE $421,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$853,500
2 yrTotal$853,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 101 dDave Pasti1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Somerset of independent Atlantic League. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 5/25/18. Retired 6/8/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 5/15/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/19/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Colorado 7/10/15. DFA by Colorado 7/11/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/12/15. Contract selected by Colorado 7/28/15. DFA by Colorado 8/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/15. Elected free agency 10/14/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/23/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 3/24/14. Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/29/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/27/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/7/13. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/23/13 after being DFA by NY Mets 4/21/13. DFA by Toronto 4/27/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/29/13 (refused assignment 4/30/13). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/30/13. Released by LA Dodgers 7/1/13. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/11/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012) Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/31/11 (minor-league contract, $0.8M in majors). Contract purchased by Toronto 4/9/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/4/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4316M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/11. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 8/19/11 after being DFA by Seattle 8/17/11. DFA by NY Yankees 8/21/11, sent to Triple-A on optional assignment 8/24/11. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Kansas City 10/11/11. Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4219M (2010). Re-signed 3/10/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4087M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09 (split contract, $0.134M in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 3/1/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 8/3/07.
  • Drafted 2003 (16-468) (Allegany HS, Foxburg, Md.). $0.363M 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
90o 2.7 2.2 0.3 14 7 49.2 46 15 31 7 .259 1.23 4.16 4.63 2.0 0.2
80o 2.3 2.1 0.3 13 6 43.6 44 14 27 6 .272 1.32 4.54 5.05 -0.2 0.0
70o 2 2 0.2 11 6 39.7 42 13 25 6 .281 1.39 4.81 5.35 -1.4 -0.1
60o 1.8 1.9 0.2 10 5 36.4 40 13 23 6 .289 1.44 5.05 5.62 -2.3 -0.2
50o 1.6 1.8 0.2 10 5 33.5 38 12 21 5 .297 1.50 5.28 5.87 -2.9 -0.3
40o 1.4 1.7 0.2 9 4 30.6 36 11 19 5 .304 1.55 5.51 6.13 -3.5 -0.4
30o 1.2 1.6 0.1 8 4 27.5 34 11 17 5 .313 1.61 5.76 6.41 -3.9 -0.4
20o 1 1.4 0.1 7 3 24.0 31 10 15 4 .322 1.69 6.06 6.74 -4.3 -0.5
10o 0.8 1.2 0.1 6 3 19.4 26 8 12 4 .336 1.80 6.48 7.21 -4.4 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.61.70.29532.83712215.2951.485.255.84-2.8-0.3

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any updates on whether Aaron Laffey and/or Anthony Reyes will be ready for Spring Training? Reyes' shutdown seemed precautionary and less serious, but I'm not convinced Laffey will even pitch in 2009.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Both expected to be ready for Spring Training. I was about to say Winter Haven, but that's not right any more. I can't imagine how many times I'm going to say "Dodgertown" this spring. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Caleb, thanks for the chat. I think you have created an inaccurate memory of how great wfan is! You should hear these whiners. Anyway, I was wondering what your take on Aaron Laffey is. Great groundball guy, but he has shown great K/bb totals so far as well. Flukish or could he be a legit #3 type?
(James from NJ)
Impossible! 60,000 watts of clear-channel power, every Mets and Knicks game, Mike and the Maddog--man, that's all I listened to growing up. Can't speak for who's on now, though.

I'm real high on Laffey. Take a look at his PECOTA card (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pecota/laffeaa01.php), and that pretty red bar above "GB/FB," and that not-quite-as-pretty-but-still-nice one over "ISO." 22 homers in 609 2/3 career minor league innings. The key is keeping those walks down--if he does so he can be a #3, I think. (Caleb Peiffer)


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