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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-12-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.52015
0.42016
0.22017
1.02018
0.02019
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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
2009 CLE MLB 46 0 40.0 2 0 0 27 25 48 5 101 6.1 5.6 1.1 10.8 38% .244 1.30 4.23 2.93 91 3.58 76.8 0.7
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 63.0 2 2 1 48 39 69 12 106 6.9 5.6 1.7 9.9 33% .250 1.38 5.28 4.14 106 4.96 111.9 0.0
2011 CLE MLB 69 0 62.3 6 3 0 45 24 57 10 100 6.5 3.5 1.4 8.2 28% .219 1.11 4.47 3.03 105 4.07 94.7 0.5
2012 CLE MLB 63 0 55.0 1 2 1 47 23 51 9 100 7.7 3.8 1.5 8.3 37% .255 1.27 4.62 4.42 110 5.26 120.5 -0.3
2013 ARI MLB 56 0 37.7 3 2 0 35 22 42 6 103 8.4 5.3 1.4 10.0 28% .284 1.51 4.85 4.78 116 5.72 137.0 -0.5
2014 HOU MLB 56 0 50.7 4 3 4 28 17 63 5 100 5.0 3.0 0.9 11.2 35% .205 0.89 2.96 3.38 87 2.94 72.2 1.0
2015 HOU MLB 60 0 54.3 3 4 0 41 15 62 5 103 6.8 2.5 0.8 10.3 41% .271 1.03 2.90 1.99 82 2.41 56.2 1.5
2016 HOU MLB 60 0 43.7 1 2 1 52 18 40 12 100 10.7 3.7 2.5 8.2 37% .323 1.60 6.15 4.95 100 4.12 91.2 0.4
2017 HOU MLB 46 0 37.3 0 1 0 36 16 39 8 102 8.7 3.9 1.9 9.4 50% .277 1.39 5.19 5.79 98 4.77 101.6 0.2
2018 HOU MLB 54 0 38.7 3 1 0 27 13 42 1 97 6.3 3.0 0.2 9.8 42% .277 1.03 2.44 1.86 78 2.69 60.1 1.0
2019 WAS MLB 20 0 10.0 1 1 0 11 4 8 0 94 9.9 3.6 0.0 7.2 36% .333 1.50 3.02 6.30 105 4.86 104.2 0.0
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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 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-
2004 MHV A- NYP 10 10 42.7 3 1 0 33 13 74 5 7.0 2.7 1.1 15.6 0% .326 1.08 2.50 3.16 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LKC A SAL 13 12 69.0 4 1 0 47 19 71 5 49 6.1 2.5 0.7 9.3 43% .250 0.96 3.03 2.22 0 0.00 0.0
2005 KIN A+ CRL 22 5 47.3 2 2 2 34 23 59 4 6.5 4.4 0.8 11.2 0% -.341 1.21 3.52 2.66 0 0.00 0.0
2006 AKR AA EAS 29 4 60.2 4 2 3 44 21 80 2 94 6.6 3.1 0.3 12.0 41% .303 1.08 1.90 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2008 KIN A+ CRL 5 0 8.0 0 0 0 4 3 10 0 103 4.5 3.4 0.0 11.3 44% .222 0.88 2.07 1.13 0 0.00 0.0
2008 AKR AA EAS 16 0 21.7 0 3 1 19 7 32 4 100 7.9 2.9 1.7 13.3 43% .339 1.20 3.63 3.73 0 0.00 0.0
2008 IND Rk GCL 3 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0.0 2.3 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.25 2.29 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CLE MLB AL 46 0 40.0 2 0 0 27 25 48 5 101 6.1 5.6 1.1 10.8 38% .244 1.30 4.23 2.93 91 3.58 76.8
2009 COH AAA INT 12 0 17.0 1 0 1 17 6 22 1 113 9.0 3.2 0.5 11.6 28% .356 1.35 2.38 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLE MLB AL 70 0 63.0 2 2 1 48 39 69 12 106 6.9 5.6 1.7 9.9 33% .250 1.38 5.28 4.14 106 4.96 111.9
2011 CLE MLB AL 69 0 62.3 6 3 0 45 24 57 10 100 6.5 3.5 1.4 8.2 28% .219 1.11 4.47 3.03 105 4.07 94.7
2012 CLE MLB AL 63 0 55.0 1 2 1 47 23 51 9 100 7.7 3.8 1.5 8.3 37% .255 1.27 4.62 4.42 110 5.26 120.5
2013 ARI MLB NL 56 0 37.7 3 2 0 35 22 42 6 103 8.4 5.3 1.4 10.0 28% .284 1.51 4.85 4.78 116 5.72 137.0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 9 0 10.0 1 0 1 3 5 12 0 116 2.7 4.5 0.0 10.8 43% .130 0.80 2.66 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 HOU MLB AL 56 0 50.7 4 3 4 28 17 63 5 100 5.0 3.0 0.9 11.2 35% .205 0.89 2.96 3.38 87 2.94 72.2
2014 ELP AAA PCL 11 0 14.7 1 1 0 14 2 21 1 100 8.6 1.2 0.6 12.9 38% .361 1.09 2.33 4.30 80 5.94 120.5
2015 HOU MLB AL 60 0 54.3 3 4 0 41 15 62 5 103 6.8 2.5 0.8 10.3 41% .271 1.03 2.90 1.99 82 2.41 56.2
2016 HOU MLB AL 60 0 43.7 1 2 1 52 18 40 12 100 10.7 3.7 2.5 8.2 37% .323 1.60 6.15 4.95 100 4.12 91.2
2017 HOU MLB AL 46 0 37.3 0 1 0 36 16 39 8 102 8.7 3.9 1.9 9.4 50% .277 1.39 5.19 5.79 98 4.77 101.6
2017 CCH AA TEX 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 97 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 1.00 2.31 0.00 91 3.12 70.3
2017 FRE AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .222 1.00 3.72 4.50 106 7.06 148.7
2018 HOU MLB AL 54 0 38.7 3 1 0 27 13 42 1 97 6.3 3.0 0.2 9.8 42% .277 1.03 2.44 1.86 78 2.69 60.1
2019 WAS MLB NL 20 0 10.0 1 1 0 11 4 8 0 94 9.9 3.6 0.0 7.2 36% .333 1.50 3.02 6.30 105 4.86 104.2
2019 POT A+ CAR 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .500 1.00 -0.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 705 0.4610 0.4000 0.6950 0.5446 0.2763 0.7684 0.5714 0.3050
2010 1118 0.4615 0.4347 0.7058 0.6182 0.2774 0.7994 0.5269 0.2942
2011 1010 0.5040 0.4812 0.7181 0.6503 0.3094 0.7523 0.6452 0.2819
2012 951 0.4753 0.4406 0.7589 0.6128 0.2846 0.8159 0.6479 0.2411
2013 712 0.4382 0.4551 0.7253 0.6635 0.2925 0.8502 0.5043 0.2747
2014 802 0.4676 0.4613 0.6811 0.6213 0.3208 0.7854 0.5036 0.3189
2015 846 0.4243 0.4858 0.6861 0.6602 0.3573 0.8143 0.5115 0.3139
2016 780 0.4449 0.4628 0.6981 0.6369 0.3233 0.8100 0.5214 0.3019
2017 672 0.4256 0.4717 0.7161 0.6748 0.3212 0.8290 0.5403 0.2839
2018 626 0.4473 0.4569 0.6783 0.6607 0.2919 0.7892 0.4752 0.3217
2019 170 0.4882 0.4529 0.7792 0.6988 0.2184 0.8276 0.6316 0.2208
Career83920.45810.45510.70920.63470.30310.80060.55170.2908

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
2008-03-13 2008-06-29 Minors 108 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-07-10
2007-03-31 2007-09-08 Minors 161 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-07-10
2006-05-23 2006-06-25 Minors 33 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
2006-04-25 2006-05-21 Minors 26 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 WAS $250,000
2019 WAS $1,000,000
2018 HOU $6,000,000
2017 HOU $6,000,000
2016 HOU $6,000,000
2015 HOU $2,400,000
2014 HOU $
2013 ARI $1,275,000
2012 CLE $504,900
2011 CLE $436,800
2010 CLE $407,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$23,024,000
2019Current$1,000,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$24,024,000
1 yrFuture$250,000
10 yrTotal$24,274,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 100 dBledsoe Sports1 year/$1.25M (2019), 2020 option

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2019), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/14/19. 19:$1M, 20:$2.5M club option ($0.25M buyout).
  • 3 years/$18M (2016-18). Re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/10/15. 16:$6M, 17:$6M, 18:$6M.
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2015). Re-signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/7/14. Released by San Diego 5/1/14. Signed by Houston as a free agent 5/2/14. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $50,000 each for 55, 60 games.
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2013). Signed by Arizona 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Arizona 8/4/13 (optional assignment). DFA by Arizona 11/20/13 (refused outright assignment 11/27/13).
  • 1 year/$0.5049M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Cleveland 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4368M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4073M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/22/09 (split contract, $65,000 in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/28/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/13/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (45-1,333). $0.13M 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 1.3 1.1 0 23 0 41.0 31 14 42 5 .252 1.12 3.37 3.56 3.1 0.3
80o 1.2 1.1 0 23 0 35.1 29 13 36 5 .267 1.21 3.79 3.99 1.9 0.2
70o 1.2 1.1 0 23 0 31.1 27 12 32 5 .277 1.28 4.10 4.31 1.1 0.1
60o 1.2 1.2 0 23 0 27.7 25 12 29 4 .286 1.34 4.36 4.59 0.4 0.0
50o 1.2 1.2 0 23 0 24.6 23 11 25 4 .295 1.39 4.62 4.85 -0.3 0.0
40o 1.2 1.2 0 23 0 21.6 21 10 22 4 .303 1.45 4.88 5.11 -1.0 -0.1
30o 1.1 1.2 0 23 0 18.4 19 9 19 3 .312 1.51 5.16 5.4 -1.7 -0.2
20o 1.1 1.3 0 23 0 14.9 16 7 15 3 .323 1.59 5.49 5.75 -2.7 -0.3
10o 1.1 1.3 0 23 0 10.1 12 5 10 2 .338 1.70 5.97 6.24 -3.9 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.21.2023023.92310254.2931.384.584.81-0.20.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Another Scoresheet question [multiple leagues] - when fishing for (probably very) late round relievers, how would you rank Bud Norris, Oliver Perez, Tony Sipp?
(Homer from Springfield)
Bud Norris confuses me. And as such, I just refuse to acknowledge how good he's been. Kidding. Sort of. Oliver Perez really got back on track last season, and despite being roughly 48 years old, I love his LOOGY potential in Scoresheet. Sipp too. Just because finding dominant left relievers is tough, I'll say Sipp, Perez, Norris. (Mark Barry)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does anyone in Cleveland know what's wrong with Raffy Perez? Tony Sipp seems like an adequate replacement, but the bullpen is much better with Perez in top form. Also, can the Tribe go back to a 12-man staff now? This two-men-and-Tony-Graffanino bench is getting reeeeeeeeally old.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Perez is a mystery. He was so good two years ago and the Indians can't find a way to get him to be that guy again. I like Tony Sipp a lot, though, and I think he can be the Perez of 2007. I think the Indians would ideally like to have a 12-man staff but they can't right now because they have to use the bullpen so much. (John Perrotto)


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