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Chris Volstad PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date9-23-1986
Height6' 8"
Weight235 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
-0.02015
2016
-0.22017
-0.62018
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
2008 FLO MLB 15 14 84.3 6 4 0 76 36 52 3 .264 96 8.1 3.8 0.3 5.5 56% .271 .238 1.33 3.79 2.88 104 5.24 111.7 0.3
2009 FLO MLB 29 29 159.0 9 13 0 169 59 107 29 .260 97 9.6 3.3 1.6 6.1 52% .289 .278 1.43 5.24 5.21 106 4.89 104.9 1.2
2010 FLO MLB 30 30 175.0 12 9 0 187 60 102 17 .265 93 9.6 3.1 0.9 5.2 49% .298 .276 1.41 4.36 4.58 107 4.75 107.2 1.1
2011 FLO MLB 29 29 165.7 5 13 0 187 49 117 23 .256 93 10.2 2.7 1.2 6.4 54% .310 .296 1.42 4.28 4.89 98 4.18 97.2 1.7
2012 CHN MLB 21 21 111.3 3 12 0 137 43 61 16 .257 101 11.1 3.5 1.3 4.9 52% .315 .298 1.62 5.14 6.31 117 5.58 128.0 -0.5
2013 COL MLB 6 0 8.3 0 0 0 19 1 3 1 .250 111 20.5 1.1 1.1 3.2 41% .450 .372 2.40 4.94 10.80 121 7.09 169.7 -0.3
2015 PIT MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .280 98 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 86% .286 .164 1.00 3.16 0.00 103 4.72 110.3 0.0
2017 CHA MLB 6 2 19.3 1 2 0 16 5 10 4 .271 107 7.4 2.3 1.9 4.7 63% .214 .241 1.09 5.72 4.66 120 6.37 135.6 -0.2
2018 CHA MLB 33 1 47.3 1 5 0 65 12 29 9 .264 102 12.4 2.3 1.7 5.5 56% .346 .320 1.63 5.39 6.27 112 6.14 137.1 -0.6
CareerMLB170126772.337580858265481102.2619710.03.11.25.653%.302.2831.454.685.001074.98111.32.7

Statistics for All Levels

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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 JAM A- 7 7 38.0 3 2 0 43 11 29 0 .262 108 10.2 2.6 0.0 6.9 59% .339 .262 1.42 2.99 2.13 0 0.00 0.0
2006 GRB A 26 26 152.0 11 8 0 161 36 99 12 .000 9.5 2.1 0.7 5.9 0% .308 .000 1.30 3.86 3.08 0 0.00 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 21 20 126.0 8 9 0 152 37 93 8 .257 97 10.9 2.6 0.6 6.6 57% .340 .279 1.50 3.67 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2007 CAR AA 7 7 42.7 4 2 0 41 10 25 4 .263 96 8.6 2.1 0.8 5.3 54% .270 .241 1.19 4.20 3.16 0 0.00 0.0
2008 FLO MLB 15 14 84.3 6 4 0 76 36 52 3 .264 96 8.1 3.8 0.3 5.5 56% .271 .238 1.33 3.79 2.88 104 5.24 111.7
2008 CAR AA 15 15 91.0 4 4 0 86 30 56 0 .251 106 8.5 3.0 0.0 5.5 60% .292 .225 1.27 3.06 3.36 0 0.00 0.0
2009 FLO MLB 29 29 159.0 9 13 0 169 59 107 29 .260 97 9.6 3.3 1.6 6.1 52% .289 .278 1.43 5.24 5.21 106 4.89 104.9
2009 NWO AAA 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 5 2 7 2 .292 84 11.3 4.5 4.5 15.8 33% .429 .410 1.75 7.95 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 30 30 175.0 12 9 0 187 60 102 17 .265 93 9.6 3.1 0.9 5.2 49% .298 .276 1.41 4.36 4.58 107 4.75 107.2
2010 NWO AAA 3 3 17.0 1 0 0 13 9 13 1 .250 94 6.9 4.8 0.5 6.9 63% .250 .241 1.29 4.40 3.18 0 0.00 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 29 29 165.7 5 13 0 187 49 117 23 .256 93 10.2 2.7 1.2 6.4 54% .310 .296 1.42 4.28 4.89 98 4.18 97.2
2011 NWO AAA 3 3 18.3 1 1 0 20 9 14 1 .260 105 9.8 4.4 0.5 6.9 51% .339 .237 1.58 4.43 4.42 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 21 21 111.3 3 12 0 137 43 61 16 .257 101 11.1 3.5 1.3 4.9 52% .315 .298 1.62 5.14 6.31 117 5.58 128.0
2012 IOW AAA 12 12 71.3 3 5 0 86 19 52 7 .266 95 10.9 2.4 0.9 6.6 61% .339 .291 1.47 4.44 5.17 0 0.00 0.0
2013 COL MLB 6 0 8.3 0 0 0 19 1 3 1 .250 111 20.5 1.1 1.1 3.2 41% .450 .372 2.40 4.94 10.80 121 7.09 169.7
2013 CSP AAA 23 22 127.7 7 6 0 156 44 57 12 .266 108 11.0 3.1 0.8 4.0 57% .323 .270 1.57 4.97 4.58 0 0.00 0.0
2014 SLC AAA 7 7 39.3 2 1 0 48 12 24 7 .273 103 11.0 2.7 1.6 5.5 48% .306 .294 1.53 5.78 6.18 117 5.25 106.4
2015 PIT MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .280 98 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 86% .286 .164 1.00 3.16 0.00 103 4.72 110.3
2015 IND AAA 27 25 155.7 11 7 0 159 43 97 3 .243 99 9.2 2.5 0.2 5.6 56% .310 .248 1.30 3.16 3.18 96 3.71 76.5
2016 CHR AAA 29 27 176.7 8 11 0 193 34 84 16 .253 106 9.8 1.7 0.8 4.3 55% .297 .253 1.28 4.05 4.79 111 7.03 155.3
2017 CHA MLB 6 2 19.3 1 2 0 16 5 10 4 .271 107 7.4 2.3 1.9 4.7 63% .214 .241 1.09 5.72 4.66 120 6.37 135.6
2017 CHR AAA 27 18 118.0 3 10 1 161 23 71 12 .258 103 12.3 1.8 0.9 5.4 52% .365 .285 1.56 4.13 5.57 105 4.82 102.5
2018 CHA MLB 33 1 47.3 1 5 0 65 12 29 9 .264 102 12.4 2.3 1.7 5.5 56% .346 .320 1.63 5.39 6.27 112 6.14 137.1
2018 CHR AAA 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 6 2 3 0 .256 99 11.6 3.9 0.0 5.8 44% .375 .290 1.71 3.33 9.64 113 5.13 109.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1291 0.5074 0.4253 0.8197 0.5847 0.2610 0.8956 0.6446 0.1803
2009 2565 0.4784 0.4288 0.8136 0.5884 0.2825 0.8878 0.6720 0.1864
2010 2802 0.5032 0.4229 0.8489 0.5716 0.2723 0.9144 0.7098 0.1511
2011 2573 0.4862 0.4275 0.8009 0.5683 0.2943 0.8847 0.6478 0.1991
2012 1872 0.4460 0.4412 0.8450 0.6012 0.3124 0.9223 0.7253 0.1550
2013 179 0.4860 0.4916 0.8864 0.6897 0.3043 0.9167 0.8214 0.1136
2015 20 0.5500 0.5500 0.8182 0.7273 0.3333 0.7500 1.0000 0.1818
2017 269 0.5428 0.4238 0.9035 0.6164 0.1951 0.9667 0.6667 0.0965
2018 834 0.5204 0.4281 0.8711 0.6083 0.2325 0.9053 0.7742 0.1289
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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
2014-08-22 - Minors - - Right Elbow Sprain -
2011-02-01 2011-02-01 Camp 0 0 Bilateral Surgery LASIK 2011-02-01
2009-03-12 2009-03-12 Camp 0 0 Right Thigh Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-09-09 2008-09-09 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball on Shin -
2008-05-28 2008-06-12 Minors 15 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHA $
2017 CHA $
2016 CHA $
2015 PIT $
2013 COL $1,500,000
2012 CHN $2,655,000
2011 FLO $445,000
2010 FLO $420,000
2009 FLO $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,420,000
5 yrTotal$5,420,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 77 dMoye Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/22/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/13/18. DFA by Chicago White Sox 7/27/18. Released 7/31/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/8/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/4/17 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/19/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 3/12/16. Signed by Chicago White Sox 3/24/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/28/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/24/15. DFA by Pittsburgh 6/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/2/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Doosan of Korea 12/28/13. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 7/18/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2013). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/20/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract purchased by Colorado 3/29/13. DFA by Colorado 6/20/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$2.655M (2012). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Miami 1/5/12 (Miami pays $2.55M of Carlos Zambrano's 2012 salary). Signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Chicago Cubs 10/26/12. DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12 (elected free agent 11/28/12).
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 3/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 7/6/08.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (1-16) (Palm Beach Gardens HS, Fla.). Signed 6/05, $1.6M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your sleeper NL only pitchers this year?
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
I chose Jon Niese for the recent Lineup Card on breakout players. Otherwise, I might roll the dice on Chris Volstad with the hopes that he does break out this season. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)DVOA? Come on, Tommy, expected points is where it's at! Like linear weights for points in football! Plus, it's useful for decision analysis. Also, your thoughts on the Marlins' starters behind Nolasco/Johnson. Anyone for a breakout or even halfway decent year?
(Michael Jong from Florida)
I just got geek-slammed! I like Chris Volstad's chances of developing into a reliable ground ball guy. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Eric, thanks for the chat. I play in a fantasy league where the only pitching categories that matter are innings pitched and runs allowed. I can keep either Chris Volstad or Johnny Cueto for the next four years. Both have been inconsistent, Cueto seems to have the better arm but he pitches in a bandbox for Dusty Baker. Which one is the better bet?
(DS from California)
Volstad is a groundball guy with meh defenders behind him. Cueto is a young flamethrower with the worst manager for handling young flamethrowers. I'd think Volstad will be able to stay off the DL more and therefore log more frames. (Eric Seidman)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will be better over the next five years: Johnny Cueto or Chris Volstad?
(Dennis from California)
Volstad, but a lot of it has to do with the managers and especially the parks involved. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)2009 Marlins = 1987 Brewers with a loss.
(Steve from Clearwater, FL)
I don't hate that. Christina said that to me this morning as well. Chris Volstad as Juan Nieves? Works for me. (Joe Sheehan)


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