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Birth Date8-27-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age36 years, 1 months, 22 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 KCA MLB 7 5 34.0 1 2 0 37 16 17 5 104 9.8 4.2 1.3 4.5 0% .305 1.56 5.62 5.29 125 7.54 156.0 -0.7
2008 ARI MLB 10 0 14.0 1 0 0 16 4 11 3 97 10.3 2.6 1.9 7.1 0% .325 1.43 5.38 3.21 81 3.25 69.2 0.3
2009 ARI MLB 16 13 77.3 4 6 0 94 29 64 12 98 10.9 3.4 1.4 7.4 0% .350 1.59 4.65 6.40 95 4.45 95.4 1.0
2010 ARI MLB 3 3 13.0 0 3 0 26 5 11 4 92 18.0 3.5 2.8 7.6 0% .440 2.38 7.02 11.08 127 7.14 161.3 -0.3
2013 ANA MLB 7 2 17.3 1 0 0 17 7 7 5 97 8.8 3.6 2.6 3.6 0% .226 1.38 7.40 4.67 124 6.96 166.6 -0.5
2014 SDN MLB 1 1 5.7 0 1 0 6 4 4 1 87 9.5 6.4 1.6 6.4 0% .278 1.76 6.10 4.76 82 1.97 48.2 0.2
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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-
2004 IDA Rk PIO 8 5 34.3 2 2 0 44 8 37 4 11.5 2.1 1.0 9.7 0% .392 1.52 4.56 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
2005 BUR A MDW 11 11 60.3 3 7 0 66 17 60 9 71 9.9 2.5 1.3 9.0 0% -.648 1.38 4.35 3.88 94 5.28 104.1
2005 HDS A+ CLF 17 17 94.0 5 6 0 105 46 92 10 10.1 4.4 1.0 8.8 0% -.625 1.61 4.87 5.36 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HDS A+ CLF 16 16 90.1 7 1 0 92 47 85 6 9.2 4.7 0.6 8.5 0% .337 1.54 4.43 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
2006 WIC AA TXS 13 13 75.2 5 3 0 78 39 63 7 74 9.3 4.7 0.8 7.5 0% .309 1.56 4.55 4.67 99 4.05 84.9
2007 KCA MLB AL 7 5 34.0 1 2 0 37 16 17 5 104 9.8 4.2 1.3 4.5 0% .305 1.56 5.62 5.29 125 7.54 156.0
2007 WIC AA TXS 4 3 19.3 1 3 0 20 6 13 4 108 9.3 2.8 1.9 6.1 0% .258 1.35 5.46 4.66 112 4.72 96.8
2007 OMA AAA PCL 27 15 104.7 9 7 0 108 26 83 11 106 9.3 2.2 0.9 7.1 0% .309 1.28 4.20 3.78 90 4.41 90.5
2008 ARI MLB NL 10 0 14.0 1 0 0 16 4 11 3 97 10.3 2.6 1.9 7.1 0% .325 1.43 5.38 3.21 81 3.25 69.2
2008 TUC AAA PCL 21 20 116.3 5 10 0 136 43 69 9 118 10.5 3.3 0.7 5.3 0% .324 1.54 4.51 4.95 98 4.82 98.6
2009 ARI MLB NL 16 13 77.3 4 6 0 94 29 64 12 98 10.9 3.4 1.4 7.4 0% .350 1.59 4.65 6.40 95 4.45 95.4
2009 RNO AAA PCL 18 16 103.0 9 3 0 91 45 96 5 103 8.0 3.9 0.4 8.4 0% .298 1.32 3.55 3.32 80 3.10 65.2
2010 ARI MLB NL 3 3 13.0 0 3 0 26 5 11 4 92 18.0 3.5 2.8 7.6 0% .440 2.38 7.02 11.08 127 7.14 161.3
2010 RNO AAA PCL 7 7 43.3 3 1 0 40 17 27 2 96 8.3 3.5 0.4 5.6 0% .290 1.32 4.52 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TOL AAA INT 8 8 37.3 3 5 0 60 16 21 8 100 14.5 3.9 1.9 5.1 0% .366 2.04 6.40 9.41 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 23 21 109.0 4 8 0 136 52 80 12 121 11.2 4.3 1.0 6.6 0% .347 1.72 5.36 6.03 103 5.19 105.9
2012 PME AA EAS 10 10 56.3 4 3 0 51 17 51 6 103 8.1 2.7 1.0 8.1 0% .287 1.21 3.89 3.20 96 3.63 75.5
2012 PAW AAA INT 17 17 96.7 8 6 0 87 36 59 12 96 8.1 3.4 1.1 5.5 0% .254 1.27 4.91 3.91 118 4.75 99.0
2013 ANA MLB AL 7 2 17.3 1 0 0 17 7 7 5 97 8.8 3.6 2.6 3.6 0% .226 1.38 7.40 4.67 124 6.96 166.6
2013 SLC AAA PCL 18 18 94.3 7 4 0 101 50 77 7 107 9.6 4.8 0.7 7.3 0% .324 1.60 4.55 4.87 105 4.59 99.8
2014 SDN MLB NL 1 1 5.7 0 1 0 6 4 4 1 87 9.5 6.4 1.6 6.4 0% .278 1.76 6.10 4.76 82 1.97 48.2
2014 ELP AAA PCL 15 14 63.7 4 5 0 85 33 44 10 103 12.0 4.7 1.4 6.2 0% .351 1.85 6.05 5.80 88 5.26 111.4
2014 NAS AAA PCL 4 2 12.0 1 1 0 9 3 15 1 89 6.8 2.3 0.8 11.3 0% .286 1.00 3.02 6.00 87 4.43 93.8
2016 MOB AA SOU 16 11 72.7 4 6 1 66 26 70 4 103 8.2 3.2 0.5 8.7 47% .305 1.27 3.26 3.22 94 3.56 78.7
2016 RNO AAA PCL 4 4 24.0 1 2 0 31 8 17 3 96 11.6 3.0 1.1 6.4 40% .364 1.63 4.93 6.38 106 5.55 122.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 231 0.4675 0.3723 0.7674 0.6111 0.1626 0.8333 0.5500 0.2326
2009 1299 0.4642 0.4604 0.7575 0.6302 0.3132 0.8632 0.5734 0.2425
2010 248 0.5000 0.4556 0.8142 0.6210 0.2903 0.9091 0.6111 0.1858
2013 287 0.4495 0.4460 0.8828 0.6899 0.2468 0.9101 0.8205 0.1172
2014 83 0.4217 0.3855 0.7813 0.5714 0.2500 1.0000 0.4167 0.2188
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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
2014-06-22 2014-07-02 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2011-08-22 2011-09-06 Minors 15 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-05-02 2011-05-22 Minors 20 19 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2010-07-16 2010-09-07 Minors 53 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $
2013 ANA $
2012 BOS $
2011 COL $
2010 ARI $
2009 ARI $403,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$403,000
1 yrTotal$403,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 81 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 4/21/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 5/24/14. DFA by San Diego 5/25/14. Released by San Diego 8/2/14. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 8/16/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/13/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 5/16/13. DFA by LA Angels 5/26/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/28/13. Contract selected by LA Angels 6/21/13. DFA by LA Angels 7/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/13. Contract selected by LA Angels 8/21/13. DFA by LA Angels 8/23/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/29/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/20/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 6/1/10 (Dontrelle Willis deal) (Tigers to pay all of Willis' 2010 salary except a pro-rated portion of the $400,000 Major League minimum). Released by Detroit 7/25/10.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2009). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Acquired by Arizona in trade from KC 12/14/07. Signed by Arizona 3/9/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/24/07.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2004 (2-55) (South Carolina). Signed 6/04, $0.635M 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 3.8 0.1 11 8 52.0 44 17 42 6 .257 1.16 3.57 3.94 -4.0 -0.4
80o 0 3.6 0.1 10 7 45.6 41 16 37 6 .273 1.26 3.97 4.37 -5.5 -0.6
70o 0 3.4 0.1 9 7 41.1 40 15 33 5 .284 1.33 4.26 4.69 -6.3 -0.7
60o 0 3.2 0.1 8 6 37.4 38 15 30 5 .293 1.40 4.51 4.97 -6.8 -0.7
50o 0 3 0.1 7 5 34.0 36 14 28 5 .302 1.46 4.75 5.24 -7.1 -0.8
40o 0 2.8 0.1 6 5 30.7 34 13 25 5 .311 1.52 5.00 5.51 -7.2 -0.8
30o 0 2.6 0.1 6 4 27.3 31 12 22 4 .321 1.59 5.26 5.8 -7.2 -0.8
20o 0 2.3 0 5 4 23.4 28 11 19 4 .333 1.68 5.58 6.16 -7.0 -0.8
10o 0 1.9 0 4 3 18.2 24 9 15 3 .348 1.80 6.04 6.66 -6.4 -0.7
Weighted Mean02.90.17533.23513275.3001.444.725.2-6.8-0.7

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steve, I am sure I'm late in asking this but what is this Baseball Prospectus project concerning the 1980s?
(Justin from Brno (Czech Republic))
American expat or native Czech who just happens to like baseball? I want to know... The BP 1980s book now has an official title: I Don't Believe What I Just Saw! Subtitle: Baseball Prospectus' Guide to the Bash Brothers, Donnie Baseball, Billyball, Billy Buckner, Doc, Rock, Whitey and Everything Else that Made the 1980s Unforgettable. As I've reported in previous chats, we'll have extensive player comments and special stats for all of the key players of the period (plus retro-PECOTAs), new interviews, and history and analysis of key events and personalities. We're working like mad on it just now with the aim of having copies in your hands next spring. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Subtitle: "Baseball Prospectus' Guide to the Bash Brothers, Donnie Baseball, Billyball, Billy Buckner, Doc, Rock, Whitey and Everything Else that Made the 1980s Unforgettable" Wow. Is the goal to save money by obliterating the cover art? Seriously, you might want to shorten that one.
(david from jp, ma)
How do you know that it won't be a really big cover? More seriously, we don't pick the titles, we only get to kibbitz. If the publisher had wanted to call it, "Baseball Prospectus's Guide to Nipples, Belly-Button Lint, Polydactyl Cats, and Notable Examples of Soiled Underwear in the History of the Cosmos," that's what we'd be signing in bookstores next year. It's a reality we have to deal with. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)You had Brooks Brown, Juan Gutierrez, and Billy Buckner ranked 4th,5th, 6th for the D backs as 3 Star prospects. How far away are any of these guys from cracking the top 100? Are there any "3 star" prospects in the top 100?
(shoewizard from Scottsdale AZ)
The list for consideration was about 130-140 long -- and none of those three were on it. There are a handful of 3 star guys at the end. Basically, I wanted five-star to represent Top 50 candidates, and four-star to represent Top 100 candidates, but it didn't really turn out that way because the talent is down. (Kevin Goldstein)


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