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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-10-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.72014
0.22015
0.12016
1.82017
0.12018
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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 MIN MLB 12 12 59.0 3 7 0 76 20 34 12 .265 103 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 36% .320 .297 1.63 5.74 6.25 124 7.61 163.2 -1.4
2011 MIN MLB 27 11 102.0 4 7 0 111 26 55 9 .260 104 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 40% .296 .264 1.34 4.07 4.32 110 5.48 127.4 -0.7
2012 MIN MLB 44 5 96.7 3 6 0 106 31 62 15 .262 106 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 44% .298 .272 1.42 4.74 5.03 114 5.89 135.0 -1.1
2013 MIN MLB 48 0 96.0 3 2 0 89 22 69 7 .263 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 46% .285 .243 1.16 3.30 2.91 96 4.29 102.7 0.4
2014 MIN MLB 50 4 86.0 3 2 0 100 28 47 5 .265 109 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 45% .319 .268 1.49 3.80 4.60 113 6.20 152.1 -1.7
2015 CLE MLB 10 0 13.3 0 0 0 18 4 13 1 .255 107 12.2 2.7 0.7 8.8 39% .395 .268 1.65 3.02 3.38 87 3.31 77.4 0.2
2016 NYA MLB 26 0 31.0 1 2 0 28 7 31 10 .261 107 8.1 2.0 2.9 9.0 46% .240 .273 1.13 6.07 5.52 103 4.57 101.0 0.1
2017 CHA 0 41 0 48.3 4 3 1 37 13 52 2 .258 107 6.9 2.4 0.4 9.7 40% .294 .194 1.03 2.32 2.23 75 2.91 61.8 1.2
2017 MIL 0 29 0 29.0 2 1 1 21 9 39 4 .275 95 6.5 2.8 1.2 12.1 51% .270 .240 1.03 3.41 2.48 81 3.51 74.6 0.5
2018 NYN MLB 17 0 15.7 0 2 1 21 10 17 5 .269 92 12.1 5.7 2.9 9.8 35% .390 .369 1.98 7.01 7.47 106 5.07 114.5 -0.0
2017 TOT MLB 70 0 77.3 6 4 2 58 22 91 6 .265 102 6.8 2.6 0.7 10.6 44% .286 .212 1.03 2.73 2.33 77 3.13 66.6 1.8
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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-
2005 BLT A 18 18 91.3 9 5 0 81 32 101 7 .259 26 8.0 3.2 0.7 10.0 49% .308 .257 1.24 3.52 4.04 0 0.00 0.0
2005 FTM A+ 10 10 59.0 3 4 0 72 11 55 3 .313 11.0 1.7 0.5 8.4 44% .278 .000 1.41 2.85 3.66 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 27 27 145.1 11 7 0 131 60 131 8 .258 84 8.1 3.7 0.5 8.1 39% .305 .230 1.32 3.42 3.29 97 0.00 0.0
2007 FTM A+ 3 3 15.7 0 0 0 14 5 18 0 .265 82 8.0 2.9 0.0 10.3 33% .333 .242 1.21 2.15 2.29 90 3.01 92.3
2007 NBR AA 15 14 86.3 5 4 0 78 23 76 6 .262 108 8.1 2.4 0.6 7.9 34% .295 .219 1.17 3.37 3.23 79 1.91 88.4
2007 PDD Wnt 7 7 22.0 1 1 0 20 4 12 2 .000 8.2 1.6 0.8 4.9 0% .257 .000 1.09 4.30 2.05 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NBR AA 20 20 101.7 3 8 0 126 37 76 12 .264 104 11.2 3.3 1.1 6.7 35% .341 .286 1.60 4.44 5.66 109 6.34 134.5
2008 ROC AAA 7 7 45.0 5 0 0 41 14 26 4 .269 91 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.2 45% .262 .239 1.22 4.51 1.80 110 5.92 129.7
2009 MIN MLB 12 12 59.0 3 7 0 76 20 34 12 .265 103 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 36% .320 .297 1.63 5.74 6.25 124 7.61 163.2
2009 ROC AAA 13 13 79.7 4 5 0 79 21 45 4 .250 115 8.9 2.4 0.5 5.1 42% .292 .223 1.25 3.57 3.27 107 4.91 110.6
2010 ROC AAA 22 22 111.7 5 12 0 143 38 69 14 .259 99 11.5 3.1 1.1 5.6 36% .333 .295 1.62 4.83 6.20 124 7.97 170.9
2010 ARA Wnt 5 4 19.7 0 3 0 21 8 9 1 .000 9.6 3.7 0.5 4.1 0% .303 .000 1.47 4.10 5.03 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 27 11 102.0 4 7 0 111 26 55 9 .260 104 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 40% .296 .264 1.34 4.07 4.32 110 5.48 127.4
2011 ROC AAA 6 6 32.3 2 1 0 35 7 25 3 .262 101 9.7 1.9 0.8 7.0 36% .308 .238 1.30 3.54 3.90 102 3.83 85.9
2012 MIN MLB 44 5 96.7 3 6 0 106 31 62 15 .262 106 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 44% .298 .272 1.42 4.74 5.03 114 5.89 135.0
2013 MIN MLB 48 0 96.0 3 2 0 89 22 69 7 .263 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 46% .285 .243 1.16 3.30 2.91 96 4.29 102.7
2014 MIN MLB 50 4 86.0 3 2 0 100 28 47 5 .265 109 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 45% .319 .268 1.49 3.80 4.60 113 6.20 152.1
2015 CLE MLB 10 0 13.3 0 0 0 18 4 13 1 .255 107 12.2 2.7 0.7 8.8 39% .395 .268 1.65 3.02 3.38 87 3.31 77.4
2015 COH AAA 6 0 5.0 0 1 0 6 1 5 0 .263 112 10.8 1.8 0.0 9.0 56% .375 .252 1.40 1.75 3.60 88 3.10 76.9
2016 NYA MLB 26 0 31.0 1 2 0 28 7 31 10 .261 107 8.1 2.0 2.9 9.0 46% .240 .273 1.13 6.07 5.52 103 4.57 101.0
2016 SWB AAA 15 6 46.7 1 4 7 47 8 43 4 .251 95 9.1 1.5 0.8 8.3 45% .323 .244 1.18 2.95 3.86 89 2.75 68.0
2017 CHA MLB 41 0 48.3 4 3 1 37 13 52 2 .258 107 6.9 2.4 0.4 9.7 40% .294 .194 1.03 2.32 2.23 75 2.91 61.8
2017 MIL MLB 29 0 29.0 2 1 1 21 9 39 4 .275 95 6.5 2.8 1.2 12.1 51% .270 .240 1.03 3.41 2.48 81 3.51 74.6
2018 NYN MLB 17 0 15.7 0 2 1 21 10 17 5 .269 92 12.1 5.7 2.9 9.8 35% .390 .369 1.98 7.01 7.47 106 5.07 114.5
2018 LVG AAA 3 0 2.7 2 0 0 4 2 3 0 .261 13.5 6.8 0.0 10.1 78% .444 .285 2.25 3.76 10.12 93 3.58 78.7

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 1052 0.4857 0.4097 0.8910 0.5793 0.2495 0.9020 0.8667 0.1090
2011 1674 0.5060 0.4570 0.8693 0.6269 0.2830 0.9190 0.7564 0.1307
2012 1426 0.5133 0.4551 0.8197 0.5956 0.3069 0.8945 0.6667 0.1803
2013 1492 0.5188 0.4511 0.8158 0.6047 0.2855 0.8782 0.6732 0.1842
2014 1383 0.5192 0.4671 0.8452 0.6490 0.2707 0.9142 0.6667 0.1548
2015 194 0.5206 0.5103 0.7879 0.6733 0.3333 0.8676 0.6129 0.2121
2016 488 0.4467 0.4693 0.7817 0.6606 0.3148 0.8681 0.6353 0.2183
2017 1271 0.4650 0.4925 0.6901 0.6785 0.3309 0.7930 0.5067 0.3099
2018 299 0.4783 0.4515 0.7926 0.6434 0.2756 0.8804 0.6047 0.2074
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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
2014-08-13 - DTD - - Right Forearm Strain -
2014-08-13 2014-08-18 DTD 5 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2013-04-03 2013-04-03 On-Alr 0 0 - Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2013-04-03 -
2013-03-22 2013-04-07 15-DL 16 5 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2013-02-12 2013-03-22 Camp 38 0 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Off 0 0 - Trunk Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2012-07-25 2012-08-17 15-DL 23 20 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2010-04-14 2010-05-25 Minors 41 0 Right Foot Fracture Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYN $8,500,000
2018 NYN $5,500,000
2017 CHA $900,000
2016 NYA $
2015 CLE $950,000
2014 MIN $935,000
2013 MIN $502,500
2012 MIN $487,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,775,000
2018Current$5,500,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$9,275,000
1 yrFuture$8,500,000
7 yrTotal$17,775,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 24 dJet Sports Management2 years/$14M (2018-19)

Details
  • 2 years/$14M (2018-19). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/15/17. $1M signing bonus. 18:$5M, 19:$8M.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/20/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 3/31/17. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/26/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/5/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Yankees 6/7/16. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/5/16.
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/15/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.95M in majors. May earn additional $0.35M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/15. DFA by Cleveland 5/9/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/15.
  • 1 year/$0.935M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/25/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2004 (2-61) (Nova HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). $0.575M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .264 .328 .445 .277
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .306 .478 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.007 .022 -.033 .018
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .250 .333 .525 .297
31 vs R (2016) .240 .266 .573 .260
38 Split (2016) .010 .068 -.048 .037
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)What would it take from the Dodgers to get Addison Reed? What about the Brewers?
(Sam from NY)
Not sure but the White Sox just got a top 20 prospect for Anthony Swarzak so I would think they could get similar or better even if Reed is just a rental.
-Nathan (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox closer? Clippard? Any chance that works?
(tomhauck from NJ)
Probably not. 52% fly ball rate in Guaranteed Rate Field? ABORT ABORT ABORT.

The sad thing is, they probably don't have a better option. Nate Jones and Zach Putnam are both done for the year, and Anthony Swarzak is probably going to get some save opportunities as well. It's a mess. (Brett Cowett)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could you see the White Sox trying to package players in order to get better deals. Frazier and Quintana to New York or multiple relievers to the Nationals? Something of that vein in order to get quality talent in return rather than a multitude of meh dudes
(Ryan from St. Louis)
It's something I would try, particularly if they're willing to eat salary on someone like Frazier to help bring back more talent in return. The White Sox' track record is that they prefer to save money than get talent back, but they're operating differently this year than they have in the past.

In that same vein, Anthony Swarzak has pitched really well this year, while being cheap and a free agent at the end of the season. The Nationals need more than one reliever and I would try to use Swarzak to get over any impasses in a Robertson deal. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a league that counts holds, do you prefer Wandy Peralta or Anthony Swarzak?
(Brett from Calgary)
I'd lean Swarzak slightly, just because the White Sox have been using him in higher leverage spots a little more often. In dynasty, I'm a little more interested in Peralta. (Mark Barry)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm watching Anthony Swarzak on my television right now. He seems good enough, but not terribly interesting. What do I like? What should I be worried about?
(Minneapolitan from Chicago)
I think that's a great scouting report for him: Good, but not terribly interesting. I think he'll be a fine, usable starting pitcher for a while. (Kevin Goldstein)


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