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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date8-1-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight194 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12014
-0.02015
-0.12016
0.02017
-1.02018
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
2010 MIL MLB 7 0 7.3 0 1 0 10 4 9 2 .262 94 12.3 4.9 2.5 11.0 75% .444 .338 1.91 5.82 7.36 70 2.47 55.9 0.2
2011 MIL MLB 9 0 14.7 1 1 0 14 3 15 3 .254 100 8.6 1.8 1.8 9.2 60% .275 .266 1.16 4.21 3.68 94 3.57 82.9 0.2
2012 MIL MLB 14 0 16.7 3 0 0 18 7 14 1 .268 104 9.7 3.8 0.5 7.6 51% .340 .251 1.50 3.49 3.78 107 4.56 104.4 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 71 0 77.0 3 3 0 66 16 58 2 .258 106 7.7 1.9 0.2 6.8 60% .281 .199 1.06 2.51 2.69 86 3.19 76.5 1.3
2014 MIL MLB 64 0 58.3 3 3 0 62 16 31 8 .261 103 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.8 59% .293 .266 1.34 4.64 3.24 108 4.62 113.2 -0.1
2015 MIL MLB 7 0 7.0 0 1 0 12 5 7 1 .251 94 15.4 6.4 1.3 9.0 67% .478 .355 2.43 5.16 6.43 106 4.96 115.9 0.0
2016 MIN MLB 54 0 54.3 0 2 17 59 8 35 5 .257 110 9.8 1.3 0.8 5.8 63% .310 .237 1.23 3.56 3.15 95 5.06 112.0 -0.1
2017 MIN 0 45 0 45.3 2 2 28 41 11 27 3 .255 110 8.1 2.2 0.6 5.4 54% .273 .215 1.15 3.66 2.78 102 4.76 101.3 0.2
2017 WAS 0 27 0 26.0 2 1 1 25 5 12 2 .268 97 8.7 1.7 0.7 4.2 57% .267 .230 1.15 3.94 3.46 106 5.84 124.4 -0.2
2018 CHN 0 25 0 18.0 2 1 0 27 9 12 3 .272 100 13.5 4.5 1.5 6.0 53% .381 .350 2.00 5.62 7.00 108 6.40 142.9 -0.3
2018 WAS 0 45 0 42.7 1 2 2 40 13 31 2 .268 99 8.4 2.7 0.4 6.5 49% .302 .238 1.24 3.40 3.59 115 6.36 142.1 -0.7
2017 TOT MLB 72 0 71.3 4 3 29 66 16 39 5 .260 105 8.3 2.0 0.6 4.9 55% .271 .221 1.15 3.76 3.03 104 5.16 109.7 0.0
2018 TOT MLB 70 0 60.7 3 3 2 67 22 43 5 .269 99 9.9 3.3 0.7 6.4 51% .328 .275 1.47 4.06 4.60 113 6.37 142.3 -1.0
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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-
2004 EUG A- 3 0 3.0 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .375 .000 1.00 0.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 FTW A 19 0 23.3 1 2 0 20 7 19 2 .258 63 7.7 2.7 0.8 7.3 42% .269 .265 1.16 4.09 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
2005 EUG A- 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .262 100 8.2 0.0 0.0 2.7 82% .273 .165 0.91 2.87 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 HUN AA 9 6 35.7 1 2 0 41 9 32 5 .269 94 10.3 2.3 1.3 8.1 50% .331 .278 1.40 3.96 4.54 0 0.00 0.0
2010 MIL MLB 7 0 7.3 0 1 0 10 4 9 2 .262 94 12.3 4.9 2.5 11.0 75% .444 .338 1.91 5.82 7.36 70 2.47 55.9
2010 HUN AA 20 0 22.3 1 0 10 11 1 23 0 .264 99 4.4 0.4 0.0 9.3 60% .200 .124 0.54 1.58 0.40 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NAS AAA 22 0 26.7 3 0 6 19 6 21 1 .262 100 6.4 2.0 0.3 7.1 65% .237 .186 0.94 3.28 2.36 0 0.00 0.0
2010 gcr Wnt 11 0 14.3 1 0 2 16 2 15 1 .000 10.1 1.3 0.6 9.4 0% .375 .000 1.26 3.60 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 9 0 14.7 1 1 0 14 3 15 3 .254 100 8.6 1.8 1.8 9.2 60% .275 .266 1.16 4.21 3.68 94 3.57 82.9
2011 NAS AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .289 92 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 -.013 0.00 -0.22 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 14 0 16.7 3 0 0 18 7 14 1 .268 104 9.7 3.8 0.5 7.6 51% .340 .251 1.50 3.49 3.78 107 4.56 104.4
2012 BRV A+ 6 0 6.0 0 1 0 7 3 9 0 .261 99 10.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 53% .467 .261 1.67 1.89 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 HUN AA 31 0 35.7 0 2 9 35 12 20 1 .260 106 8.8 3.0 0.3 5.0 63% .306 .237 1.32 3.56 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NAS AAA 8 0 11.7 0 1 0 8 2 11 0 .264 94 6.2 1.5 0.0 8.5 70% .267 .154 0.86 2.29 1.54 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 71 0 77.0 3 3 0 66 16 58 2 .258 106 7.7 1.9 0.2 6.8 60% .281 .199 1.06 2.51 2.69 86 3.19 76.5
2014 MIL MLB 64 0 58.3 3 3 0 62 16 31 8 .261 103 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.8 59% .293 .266 1.34 4.64 3.24 108 4.62 113.2
2015 MIL MLB 7 0 7.0 0 1 0 12 5 7 1 .251 94 15.4 6.4 1.3 9.0 67% .478 .355 2.43 5.16 6.43 106 4.96 115.9
2015 CSP AAA 17 0 19.0 1 1 0 23 4 14 0 .273 119 10.9 1.9 0.0 6.6 71% .365 .236 1.42 2.75 5.21 88 4.35 93.7
2015 BRR Rk 3 1 3.3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .248 96 5.4 0.0 0.0 8.1 78% .222 .116 0.60 2.00 0.00 79 2.18 50.5
2016 MIN MLB 54 0 54.3 0 2 17 59 8 35 5 .257 110 9.8 1.3 0.8 5.8 63% .310 .237 1.23 3.56 3.15 95 5.06 112.0
2016 ROC AAA 10 0 15.3 4 1 0 15 3 11 0 .254 8.8 1.8 0.0 6.5 57% .326 .235 1.17 2.51 3.52 89 3.20 70.6
2017 MIN MLB 45 0 45.3 2 2 28 41 11 27 3 .255 110 8.1 2.2 0.6 5.4 54% .273 .215 1.15 3.66 2.78 102 4.76 101.3
2017 WAS MLB 27 0 26.0 2 1 1 25 5 12 2 .268 97 8.7 1.7 0.7 4.2 57% .267 .230 1.15 3.94 3.46 106 5.84 124.4
2018 CHN MLB 25 0 18.0 2 1 0 27 9 12 3 .272 100 13.5 4.5 1.5 6.0 53% .381 .350 2.00 5.62 7.00 108 6.40 142.9
2018 WAS MLB 45 0 42.7 1 2 2 40 13 31 2 .268 99 8.4 2.7 0.4 6.5 49% .302 .238 1.24 3.40 3.59 115 6.36 142.1
2018 POT A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 .001 0.00 1.36 0.00 112 4.40 93.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 119 0.4202 0.4706 0.6071 0.6600 0.3333 0.8182 0.3043 0.3929
2011 228 0.4430 0.4693 0.8131 0.6139 0.3543 0.9194 0.6667 0.1869
2012 294 0.5102 0.4762 0.7643 0.6867 0.2569 0.8058 0.6486 0.2357
2013 1095 0.4667 0.4676 0.7969 0.6419 0.3151 0.8689 0.6685 0.2031
2014 849 0.4264 0.4452 0.8439 0.6271 0.3101 0.9207 0.7285 0.1561
2015 148 0.3243 0.4324 0.7813 0.6250 0.3400 0.9333 0.6471 0.2188
2016 822 0.4951 0.4428 0.8297 0.5749 0.3133 0.8974 0.7077 0.1703
2017 1117 0.5031 0.4458 0.8675 0.6423 0.2468 0.9224 0.7226 0.1325
2018 980 0.4918 0.4520 0.8284 0.6432 0.2671 0.8935 0.6767 0.1716
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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
2014-09-30 2014-09-30 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Chronic Patellar Tendon Pain X 2 Years 2014-09-30
2014-04-09 2014-04-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2012-03-26 2012-05-16 15-DL 51 36 Right Elbow Inflammation Valgus Extension Overload - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Stress Fracture 2011-07-26 -
2011-05-05 2011-10-17 15-DL 165 132 Right Elbow Surgery Stress Fracture 2011-07-26
2010-07-11 2010-08-06 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-09-05 2006-09-05 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 2006-09-05 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $5,000,000
2018 WAS $5,000,000
2017 MIN $2,950,000
2016 MIN $
2015 MIL $1,075,000
2014 MIL $507,000
2013 MIL $491,000
2012 MIL $481,000
2011 MIL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,918,000
2018Current$5,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$10,918,000
1 yrFuture$5,000,000
8 yrTotal$15,918,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 3 dKevin Kohler2 years/$10M (2018), 2019 options

Details
  • 2 years/$10M (2018), plus 2019 options. Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 12/14/17. 18:$5M, 19:$10M club option or $5M player option. Price of 2019 options may increase based on 2018 performance. Annual performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 20, 25 games finished. $50,000 for 30 GF. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Washington 7/31/18 with $1,639,785 in 2018 salary remaining. Kintzler exercised 2019 player option at $5M 10/31/18.
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Washington in trade from Minnesota 7/31/17 with $999,453 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 5/7/16.
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Milwaukee 4/21/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/23/15. Contract selected by Milwaukee 5/8/15. DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 9/8/15.
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/21/12. DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/30/12. Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/8/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/24/09 (minor-league contract).
  • Released by San Diego 4/1/06.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2004 (40-1,182) (Dixie State JC, Utah).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .254 .302 .374 .225
11 vs R (Multi) .295 .329 .422 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.042 -.027 -.047 -.034
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .250 .281 .391 .216
31 vs R (2016) .295 .328 .402 .254
38 Split (2016) -.045 -.047 -.010 -.038
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)Do Flags truly Fly Forever? In the middle of the 2011 season, I traded a 2012 1st round pick and Mike Trout for Robinson Cano. I won my first ever league championship in 2011, and another in 2013. Yet years later, I still feel guilty for having traded away the best player since Barry Bonds. Am I silly to talk about this with my therapist, or should I just suck it up and be happy with what I got out of the deal?
(Paul from DC)
It sounds to me like you did OK. I'd only feel bad about that deal if I hadn't won the league. And you won multiple times! Therapy is for when you make a deal like that and lose the league by half a point because Brandon Kintzler got a save on the last day of the regular season. (Mike Gianella)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)I missed out on the recent slew of new closers in our league. Who is your prediction for the next set up man to become closer?
(Hawzy from FB&T)
Brandon Kintzler has been fine but he strikes out almost no one and has little margin for error. Tyler Duffey is my fun, don't-call-me-out-on-this-five-months-from-now pick. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, who do you have finishing the season with the most saves for the Cubs, Cards and Brewers? thanks
(Kevin from Boston)
For the Cubs, I would have to guess Kyuji Fujikawa. Carlos Marmol might get the job again, but he would probably be put in there to showcase him for a trade. Trevor Rosenthal isn't the closer now in St. Louis, but Mitchell Boggs has already struggled so if I'm going to guess, I'm going to guess the guy with the skills and the stuff. Milwaukee is a mystery to me. I thought John Axford would lose the job but had no idea it would happen so quickly. I would guess Jim Henderson, but he has some of the same control/command issues that Ax does/did. My sleeper in this pen is Brandon Kintzler, but I don't see Kintzler as having a path to the job at the moment. (Mike Gianella)


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