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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 137 662 43 36 0 4.62 3.6
Birth Date5-4-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age35 years, 6 months, 9 days
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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 MIN MLB 13 11 66.7 4 1 0 82 11 47 16 95 11.1 1.5 2.2 6.3 0% .296 1.40 5.50 4.73 111 5.92 122.5 -0.2
2008 MIN MLB 27 27 160.3 12 11 0 161 24 123 22 98 9.0 1.3 1.2 6.9 0% .290 1.15 3.93 3.99 98 3.98 85.0 2.8
2009 MIN MLB 16 16 90.7 10 3 0 113 15 75 15 103 11.2 1.5 1.5 7.4 0% .345 1.41 4.29 4.86 107 5.19 111.4 0.4
2010 MIN MLB 30 28 155.7 13 6 0 172 29 116 21 107 9.9 1.7 1.2 6.7 0% .307 1.29 3.94 4.45 100 4.89 110.5 0.7
2011 MIN MLB 14 8 59.3 0 8 0 78 5 34 10 104 11.8 0.8 1.5 5.2 0% .330 1.40 4.51 6.67 113 5.90 137.2 -0.6
2013 MIA MLB 20 14 92.0 3 6 0 106 18 76 12 94 10.4 1.8 1.2 7.4 0% .330 1.35 3.78 4.11 103 4.35 104.2 0.6
2014 MIA MLB 17 2 37.3 1 1 0 53 9 24 3 96 12.8 2.2 0.7 5.8 0% .382 1.66 3.74 5.30 100 4.48 109.9 0.0
CareerMLB137106662.0433607651114959910010.41.51.36.733%.3171.324.164.621034.81107.13.6

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-
2005 BLT A MDW 13 9 64.3 3 2 0 42 8 69 4 14 5.9 1.1 0.6 9.7 0% -.458 0.78 2.58 2.24 69 2.36 46.5
2005 ELZ Rk APL 4 0 7.7 0 0 1 2 0 15 1 40 2.3 0.0 1.2 17.5 0% -.063 0.26 1.57 1.17 51 1.69 33.4
2006 FTM A+ FSL 14 14 89.0 4 2 0 52 9 99 2 84 5.3 0.9 0.2 10.0 0% .228 0.69 1.75 1.01 57 1.98 41.6
2006 NBR AA EAS 9 9 59.2 4 3 0 50 13 52 6 78 7.6 2.0 0.9 7.9 0% .260 1.06 3.40 3.19 94 4.20 88.2
2007 MIN MLB AL 13 11 66.7 4 1 0 82 11 47 16 95 11.1 1.5 2.2 6.3 0% .296 1.40 5.50 4.73 111 5.92 122.5
2007 ROC AAA INT 20 20 133.7 10 5 0 110 18 107 4 87 7.4 1.2 0.3 7.2 0% .271 0.96 2.43 1.88 73 2.89 59.3
2008 MIN MLB AL 27 27 160.3 12 11 0 161 24 123 22 98 9.0 1.3 1.2 6.9 0% .290 1.15 3.93 3.99 98 3.98 85.0
2008 FTM A+ FSL 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1 103 1.1 2.3 1.1 11.3 0% .000 0.38 3.08 1.13 80 2.03 41.5
2008 ROC AAA INT 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 3 2 9 2 86 5.4 3.6 3.6 16.2 0% .143 1.00 6.11 3.60 78 2.80 57.2
2009 MIN MLB AL 16 16 90.7 10 3 0 113 15 75 15 103 11.2 1.5 1.5 7.4 0% .345 1.41 4.29 4.86 107 5.19 111.4
2010 MIN MLB AL 30 28 155.7 13 6 0 172 29 116 21 107 9.9 1.7 1.2 6.7 0% .307 1.29 3.94 4.45 100 4.89 110.5
2011 MIN MLB AL 14 8 59.3 0 8 0 78 5 34 10 104 11.8 0.8 1.5 5.2 0% .330 1.40 4.51 6.67 113 5.90 137.2
2011 FTM A+ FSL 4 4 12.0 0 1 0 9 1 9 1 100 6.8 0.8 0.8 6.8 0% .235 0.83 3.21 3.75 86 2.48 50.7
2011 ROC AAA INT 7 7 38.0 1 2 0 44 5 29 3 96 10.4 1.2 0.7 6.9 0% .328 1.29 3.52 3.55 90 4.67 95.4
2012 COH AAA INT 8 8 49.0 3 3 0 52 13 34 7 113 9.6 2.4 1.3 6.2 0% .289 1.33 4.48 5.14 105 4.95 103.0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 4 4 16.7 1 1 0 17 3 11 3 9.2 1.6 1.6 5.9 0% .280 1.20 4.87 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIA MLB NL 20 14 92.0 3 6 0 106 18 76 12 94 10.4 1.8 1.2 7.4 0% .330 1.35 3.78 4.11 103 4.35 104.2
2014 MIA MLB NL 17 2 37.3 1 1 0 53 9 24 3 96 12.8 2.2 0.7 5.8 0% .382 1.66 3.74 5.30 100 4.48 109.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2474 0.5614 0.5016 0.8098 0.6573 0.3023 0.8379 0.7317 0.1902
2009 1402 0.5164 0.4864 0.8167 0.6298 0.3333 0.8662 0.7168 0.1833
2010 2569 0.5399 0.4718 0.8523 0.6323 0.2834 0.8860 0.7642 0.1477
2011 948 0.5665 0.5000 0.8903 0.6518 0.3017 0.9171 0.8145 0.1097
2013 1466 0.5518 0.4782 0.8288 0.6255 0.2968 0.8874 0.6769 0.1712
2014 580 0.5741 0.5172 0.8267 0.6486 0.3401 0.8657 0.7262 0.1733
Career94390.54870.48840.83450.64040.30320.87250.73780.1655

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
2013-07-26 2013-09-30 60-DL 66 62 Right Forearm Strain - -
2013-05-23 2013-05-28 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-05-20 2012-09-11 Minors 114 0 Right Trunk Stress Fracture Ribcage - -
2011-05-21 2011-07-22 15-DL 62 55 Abdomen Strain Rectus Abdominis -
2011-04-05 2011-05-07 15-DL 32 26 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis and Biceps Tendinitis -
2010-08-22 2010-09-06 15-DL 15 14 Right Elbow Strain Triceps -
2010-08-06 2010-08-15 DTD 9 8 Right Elbow Soreness -
2010-07-01 2010-07-07 DTD 6 5 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-07-04 2009-10-12 60-DL 100 82 Right Wrist Surgery Bone Chips 2009-08-04
2009-06-20 2009-06-27 DTD 7 6 Right Trunk Tightness Side -
2008-09-26 2008-10-01 DTD 5 4 Right Wrist Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-07-11 2008-07-22 DTD 11 7 Right Fingers Infection Hangnail on Middle Finger -
2008-04-04 2008-05-08 15-DL 34 28 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIA $800,000
2013 MIA $750,000
2012 CLE $1,500,000
2012 COL $1,250,000
2011 MIN $2,700,000
2010 MIN $470,000
2009 MIN $440,000
2008 MIN $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$8,305,000
7 yrTotal$8,305,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 140 dRelativity Baseball1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 3/31/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Miami as a free agent 12/27/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Contract selected by Miami 3/30/14. DFA by Miami 6/16/14. Released 6/24/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/23/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. Contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/7/13.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2012). Signed by Colorado 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Colorado 1/20/12. (Rockies to pay $1.25M of 2012 salary.) Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 10/31/12 (refused assignment 11/2/12).
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Minnesota 12/6/11.
  • 1 year/$0.47M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Minnesota 5/30/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/5/07. Recalled 9/2/07.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2005 (2-73) (Winthrop). Signed 6/05, $0.49M 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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Buying into what Kevin Slowey is selling?
(Phillip from South Bend)
Always been a favorite of mine http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20429 (Paul Sporer)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Sure looks like Kevin Slowey is in Gardy's doghouse, and could be on his way out of Minny via trade. What sort of return could they expect?
(PepeShady from StP)
He's an extreme fly-ball pitcher already playing in a great pitchers' park, so he should be nice to Gardy and get out of Chateau Bow-Wow! I'd be leery of him in a neutral or hitter-friendly park. As for what they'd get in return, I would imagine a mid-tier prospect or two, given his limitations and arbitration eligibility (which means he's going to start getting expensive). (Cory Schwartz)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name some players you have interviewed who seem to be well-read? I don't mean players who read, I mean players who have likely read and enjoyed Hemingway or Faulkner?
(marmour from Corvallis OR)
Fernando Perez is an obvious answer. Gabe Kapler, certainly. I'd have to think about it a little to really pull out a bunch of names, but not because there aren't a number of players who are well read. Many are. There are some smart guys out there and a lot of plane rides -- bus rides in the minors -- and they don't all read comic books. Craig Breslow. Kevin Slowey. As I type, I find myself wondering what Lastings Millege reads. He struck me as being thoughtful when I spoke to him last summer, so he may be into things far different than what his image conveys. (David Laurila)
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, thanks for your great work. I'm in a league where the only pitching stats that count are innings pitched and runs allowed. Who is better to target: Kevin Slowey or Joba? I think Slowey will throw more innings, but Joba will probably allow fewer runs. Thanks!
(DS from Monterey Park, CA)
Hit the upside there and go with Joba. I like Slowey, but if Joba does what we expect him to, you win. (Marc Normandin)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a standard 5x5 league, I've got a lot of pitchers coming off the DL soon (Smoltz, Pedro, and Peavy). I'm going to have to drop one of Jonathan Sanchez or Kevin Slowey. Which would you recommend?
(Rob from Bloomington, IL)
I like Sanchez because of the strikeouts, and I've been advocating acquiring him for most of the season if he's available. Slowey's numbers aren't going to look as pretty when his line drive rate climbs back up towards the mean. (Marc Normandin)


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