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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-10-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 1 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
2009 MIN MLB 12 12 59.0 3 7 0 76 20 34 12 103 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 0% .320 1.63 5.74 6.25 123 7.04 151.0 -1.0
2011 MIN MLB 27 11 102.0 4 7 0 111 26 55 9 104 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 0% .296 1.34 4.07 4.32 110 5.14 119.4 -0.2
2012 MIN MLB 44 5 96.7 3 6 0 106 31 62 15 105 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 0% .298 1.42 4.74 5.03 116 5.77 132.3 -1.0
2013 MIN MLB 48 0 96.0 3 2 0 89 22 69 7 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 0% .285 1.16 3.30 2.91 97 4.14 99.2 0.5
2014 MIN MLB 50 4 86.0 3 2 0 100 28 47 5 108 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 0% .319 1.49 3.80 4.60 114 5.84 143.1 -1.3
2015 CLE MLB 10 0 13.3 0 0 0 18 4 13 1 110 12.2 2.7 0.7 8.8 0% .395 1.65 3.02 3.38 85 3.10 72.3 0.3
2016 NYA MLB 26 0 31.0 1 2 0 28 7 31 10 110 8.1 2.0 2.9 9.0 46% .240 1.13 6.07 5.52 105 4.39 97.2 0.2
2017 CHA 0 41 0 48.3 4 3 1 37 13 52 2 6.9 2.4 0.4 9.7 40% .294 1.03 2.33 2.23 76 2.92 62.2 1.2
2017 MIL 0 29 0 29.0 2 1 1 21 9 39 4 6.5 2.8 1.2 12.1 51% .270 1.03 3.41 2.48 80 3.37 71.7 0.6
2018 NYN MLB 29 0 26.3 0 2 4 28 14 31 6 90 9.6 4.8 2.1 10.6 31% .344 1.59 5.44 6.15 112 5.71 127.6 -0.2
2019 ATL 0 44 0 39.7 1 2 1 38 19 35 6 100 8.6 4.3 1.4 7.9 49% .291 1.44 4.80 4.31 112 5.48 111.3 -0.1
2019 SEA 0 15 0 13.7 2 2 3 14 8 17 6 99 9.2 5.3 4.0 11.2 44% .242 1.61 8.22 5.27 110 5.45 114.8 0.0
2017 TOT MLB 70 0 77.3 6 4 2 58 22 91 6 6.8 2.6 0.7 10.6 44% .286 1.03 2.74 2.33 78 3.09 65.7 1.8
2019 TOT MLB 59 0 53.3 3 4 4 52 27 52 12 100 8.8 4.6 2.0 8.8 48% .280 1.48 5.68 4.56 112 5.47 112.2 -0.1
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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-
2005 BLT A MDW 18 18 91.3 9 5 0 81 32 101 7 26 8.0 3.2 0.7 10.0 0% -.503 1.24 3.52 4.04 84 4.07 80.1
2005 FTM A+ FSL 10 10 59.0 3 4 0 72 11 55 3 11.0 1.7 0.5 8.4 0% -.986 1.41 2.85 3.66 0 0.00 0.0
2006 FTM A+ FSL 27 27 145.1 11 7 0 131 60 131 8 84 8.1 3.7 0.5 8.1 0% .298 1.32 3.42 3.29 95 4.25 89.1
2007 FTM A+ FSL 3 3 15.7 0 0 0 14 5 18 0 82 8.0 2.9 0.0 10.3 0% .333 1.21 2.15 2.29 76 3.72 76.3
2007 NBR AA EAS 15 14 86.3 5 4 0 78 23 76 6 108 8.1 2.4 0.6 7.9 0% .295 1.17 3.37 3.23 81 3.75 77.0
2007 PDD Wnt AFL 7 7 22.0 1 1 0 20 4 12 2 8.2 1.6 0.8 4.9 0% .257 1.09 4.30 2.05 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NBR AA EAS 20 20 101.7 3 8 0 126 37 76 12 104 11.2 3.3 1.1 6.7 0% .341 1.60 4.44 5.66 104 5.69 116.5
2008 ROC AAA INT 7 7 45.0 5 0 0 41 14 26 4 91 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.2 0% .262 1.22 4.51 1.80 105 3.87 79.2
2009 MIN MLB AL 12 12 59.0 3 7 0 76 20 34 12 103 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 0% .320 1.63 5.74 6.25 123 7.04 151.0
2009 ROC AAA INT 13 13 79.7 4 5 0 79 21 45 4 115 8.9 2.4 0.5 5.1 0% .292 1.25 3.57 3.27 98 4.19 88.2
2010 ROC AAA INT 22 22 111.7 5 12 0 143 38 69 14 101 11.5 3.1 1.1 5.6 0% .333 1.62 4.83 6.20 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ARA Wnt VWL 5 4 19.7 0 3 0 21 8 9 1 9.6 3.7 0.5 4.1 0% .303 1.47 4.10 5.03 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIN MLB AL 27 11 102.0 4 7 0 111 26 55 9 104 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 0% .296 1.34 4.07 4.32 110 5.14 119.4
2011 ROC AAA INT 6 6 32.3 2 1 0 35 7 25 3 100 9.7 1.9 0.8 7.0 0% .308 1.30 3.54 3.90 89 4.47 91.3
2012 MIN MLB AL 44 5 96.7 3 6 0 106 31 62 15 105 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 0% .298 1.42 4.74 5.03 116 5.77 132.3
2013 MIN MLB AL 48 0 96.0 3 2 0 89 22 69 7 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 0% .285 1.16 3.30 2.91 97 4.14 99.2
2014 MIN MLB AL 50 4 86.0 3 2 0 100 28 47 5 108 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 0% .319 1.49 3.80 4.60 114 5.84 143.1
2015 CLE MLB AL 10 0 13.3 0 0 0 18 4 13 1 110 12.2 2.7 0.7 8.8 0% .395 1.65 3.02 3.38 85 3.10 72.3
2015 COH AAA INT 6 0 5.0 0 1 0 6 1 5 0 10.8 1.8 0.0 9.0 0% .375 1.40 1.75 3.60 73 3.75 82.2
2016 NYA MLB AL 26 0 31.0 1 2 0 28 7 31 10 110 8.1 2.0 2.9 9.0 46% .240 1.13 6.07 5.52 105 4.39 97.2
2016 SWB AAA INT 15 6 46.7 1 4 7 47 8 43 4 101 9.1 1.5 0.8 8.3 45% .323 1.18 2.95 3.86 86 4.22 93.2
2017 CHA MLB AL 41 0 48.3 4 3 1 37 13 52 2 6.9 2.4 0.4 9.7 40% .294 1.03 2.33 2.23 76 2.92 62.2
2017 MIL MLB NL 29 0 29.0 2 1 1 21 9 39 4 6.5 2.8 1.2 12.1 51% .270 1.03 3.41 2.48 80 3.37 71.7
2018 NYN MLB NL 29 0 26.3 0 2 4 28 14 31 6 90 9.6 4.8 2.1 10.6 31% .344 1.59 5.44 6.15 112 5.71 127.6
2018 BRO A- NYP 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.52 0.00 78 3.25 68.7
2018 LVG AAA PCL 3 0 2.7 2 0 0 4 2 3 0 13.5 6.8 0.0 10.1 78% .444 2.25 3.74 10.13 96 3.63 76.8
2019 ATL MLB NL 44 0 39.7 1 2 1 38 19 35 6 100 8.6 4.3 1.4 7.9 49% .291 1.44 4.80 4.31 112 5.48 111.3
2019 SEA MLB AL 15 0 13.7 2 2 3 14 8 17 6 99 9.2 5.3 4.0 11.2 44% .242 1.61 8.22 5.27 110 5.45 114.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 1052 0.4876 0.4097 0.8910 0.5789 0.2486 0.9024 0.8657 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 488 0.4775 0.4365 0.7746 0.6180 0.2706 0.8819 0.5507 0.2254
2019 932 0.4067 0.4378 0.7181 0.6623 0.2839 0.8406 0.5223 0.2819
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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 2014-08-18 DTD 5 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2014-08-13 - DTD - - Right Forearm Strain -
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 SEA $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
6 yrPrevious$9,275,000
2019Current$8,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$17,775,000
7 yrTotal$17,775,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 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. Acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Mets 12/3/18. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Seattle 5/20/19, with Mariners paying Braves $1,788,172 as part of the deal.
  • 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.

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 0 0 0 0 0 14.7 11 5 15 1 .260 1.10 2.98 3.35 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 9.6 8 3 10 1 .275 1.19 3.35 3.75 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 2 6 1 .286 1.25 3.62 4.05 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 1 3 0 .295 1.31 3.86 4.31 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 .303 1.37 4.08 4.56 -0.1 0.0
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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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