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Tony Sipp PAstros

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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-12-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age35 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.02014
1.52015
0.52016
0.22017
1.02018
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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
2009 CLE MLB 46 0 40.0 2 0 0 27 25 48 5 .266 101 6.1 5.6 1.1 10.8 38% .244 .241 1.30 4.23 2.92 90 3.58 76.8 0.7
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 63.0 2 2 1 48 39 69 12 .256 106 6.9 5.6 1.7 9.9 33% .250 .260 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 .260 100 6.5 3.5 1.4 8.2 28% .219 .232 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 .260 100 7.7 3.8 1.5 8.3 37% .255 .273 1.27 4.62 4.42 109 5.26 120.5 -0.3
2013 ARI MLB 56 0 37.7 3 2 0 35 22 42 6 .263 103 8.4 5.3 1.4 10.0 28% .284 .287 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 .265 100 5.0 3.0 0.9 11.2 35% .205 .199 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 .263 103 6.8 2.5 0.8 10.3 41% .271 .221 1.03 2.90 1.99 81 2.41 56.2 1.5
2016 HOU MLB 60 0 43.7 1 2 1 52 18 40 12 .257 100 10.7 3.7 2.5 8.2 37% .323 .324 1.60 6.15 4.95 100 3.97 87.8 0.5
2017 HOU MLB 46 0 37.3 0 1 0 36 16 39 8 .252 102 8.7 3.9 1.9 9.4 50% .277 .280 1.39 5.19 5.79 96 4.70 100.0 0.2
2018 HOU MLB 54 0 38.7 3 1 0 27 13 42 1 .249 98 6.3 3.0 0.2 9.8 42% .277 .217 1.03 2.44 1.86 78 2.69 60.1 1.0
CareerMLB5800482.72520738621251373.2591017.24.01.49.636%.259.2531.244.313.67984.0392.04.5

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 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 MHV A- 10 10 42.7 3 1 0 33 13 74 5 .000 7.0 2.7 1.1 15.6 0% .326 .000 1.08 2.50 3.16 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LKC A 13 12 69.0 4 1 0 47 19 71 5 .257 49 6.1 2.5 0.7 9.3 43% .250 .183 0.96 3.03 2.22 0 0.00 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 22 5 47.3 2 2 2 34 23 59 4 .000 6.5 4.4 0.8 11.2 0% -.341 .000 1.21 3.52 2.66 0 0.00 0.0
2006 AKR AA 29 4 60.2 4 2 3 44 21 80 2 .256 94 6.6 3.1 0.3 12.0 41% .303 .193 1.08 1.90 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2008 KIN A+ 5 0 8.0 0 0 0 4 3 10 0 .267 103 4.5 3.4 0.0 11.2 44% .222 .163 0.88 2.07 1.12 0 0.00 0.0
2008 AKR AA 16 0 21.7 0 3 1 19 7 32 4 .255 100 7.9 2.9 1.7 13.3 43% .339 .266 1.20 3.63 3.73 0 0.00 0.0
2008 IND Rk 3 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 0.0 2.2 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 0.25 2.29 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CLE MLB 46 0 40.0 2 0 0 27 25 48 5 .266 101 6.1 5.6 1.1 10.8 38% .244 .241 1.30 4.23 2.92 90 3.58 76.8
2009 COH AAA 12 0 17.0 1 0 1 17 6 22 1 .249 113 9.0 3.2 0.5 11.6 28% .356 .238 1.35 2.38 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 63.0 2 2 1 48 39 69 12 .256 106 6.9 5.6 1.7 9.9 33% .250 .260 1.38 5.28 4.14 106 4.96 111.9
2011 CLE MLB 69 0 62.3 6 3 0 45 24 57 10 .260 100 6.5 3.5 1.4 8.2 28% .219 .232 1.11 4.47 3.03 105 4.07 94.7
2012 CLE MLB 63 0 55.0 1 2 1 47 23 51 9 .260 100 7.7 3.8 1.5 8.3 37% .255 .273 1.27 4.62 4.42 109 5.26 120.5
2013 ARI MLB 56 0 37.7 3 2 0 35 22 42 6 .263 103 8.4 5.3 1.4 10.0 28% .284 .287 1.51 4.85 4.78 116 5.72 137.0
2013 RNO AAA 9 0 10.0 1 0 1 3 5 12 0 .264 116 2.7 4.5 0.0 10.8 43% .130 .181 0.80 2.66 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 HOU MLB 56 0 50.7 4 3 4 28 17 63 5 .265 100 5.0 3.0 0.9 11.2 35% .205 .199 0.89 2.96 3.38 87 2.94 72.2
2014 ELP AAA 11 0 14.7 1 1 0 14 2 21 1 .268 100 8.6 1.2 0.6 12.9 38% .361 .226 1.09 2.33 4.30 79 5.94 120.5
2015 HOU MLB 60 0 54.3 3 4 0 41 15 62 5 .263 103 6.8 2.5 0.8 10.3 41% .271 .221 1.03 2.90 1.99 81 2.41 56.2
2016 HOU MLB 60 0 43.7 1 2 1 52 18 40 12 .257 100 10.7 3.7 2.5 8.2 37% .323 .324 1.60 6.15 4.95 100 3.97 87.8
2017 HOU MLB 46 0 37.3 0 1 0 36 16 39 8 .252 102 8.7 3.9 1.9 9.4 50% .277 .280 1.39 5.19 5.79 96 4.70 100.0
2017 CCH AA 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .291 97 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 .141 1.00 2.31 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2017 FRE AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .254 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .222 .234 1.00 3.72 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2018 HOU MLB 54 0 38.7 3 1 0 27 13 42 1 .249 98 6.3 3.0 0.2 9.8 42% .277 .217 1.03 2.44 1.86 78 2.69 60.1

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 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
Career82220.45740.45510.70780.63340.30490.80010.55010.2922

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
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
7 yrPrevious$17,024,000
2018Current$6,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$23,024,000
8 yrTotal$23,024,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 100 dBledsoe Sports3 years/$18M (2016-18)

Details
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .246 .321 .431 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .313 .496 .281
18 Split (Multi) -.003 .008 -.065 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .284 .360 .534 .306
31 vs R (2016) .310 .368 .644 .344
38 Split (2016) -.026 -.008 -.110 -.038
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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DateQuestionAnswer
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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