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Mark Lowe PWhite Sox

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-7-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age35 years, 11 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.22015
-0.22016
2017
2018
-0.32019
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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
2006 SEA MLB 15 0 18.7 1 0 0 12 9 20 1 104 5.8 4.3 0.5 9.6 48% .256 1.13 3.50 1.93 89 3.81 77.7 0.4
2007 SEA MLB 4 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 93 6.8 10.1 3.4 10.1 0% .167 1.88 9.30 6.75 121 7.36 152.3 -0.1
2008 SEA MLB 57 0 63.7 1 5 1 78 34 55 6 97 11.0 4.8 0.8 7.8 45% .353 1.76 4.44 5.37 97 4.37 93.1 0.7
2009 SEA MLB 75 0 80.0 2 7 3 71 29 69 7 98 8.0 3.3 0.8 7.8 41% .274 1.25 3.63 3.26 94 3.37 72.2 1.7
2010 SEA 0 11 0 10.3 1 3 0 11 5 7 1 98 9.6 4.4 0.9 6.1 27% .313 1.55 4.40 3.48 96 2.51 56.6 0.3
2010 TEX 0 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 7 1 5 1 122 21.0 3.0 3.0 15.0 30% .667 2.67 5.04 12.00 118 2.00 45.1 0.1
2011 TEX MLB 52 0 45.0 2 3 1 46 19 42 6 114 9.2 3.8 1.2 8.4 50% .310 1.44 4.19 3.80 98 3.85 89.5 0.5
2012 TEX MLB 36 0 39.3 0 2 0 35 13 28 5 106 8.0 3.0 1.1 6.4 34% .259 1.22 4.26 3.43 111 4.91 112.5 -0.1
2013 ANA MLB 11 0 11.7 1 0 0 11 11 7 1 99 8.5 8.5 0.8 5.4 42% .270 1.89 5.81 9.26 123 5.61 134.3 -0.1
2014 CLE MLB 7 0 7.0 0 1 0 10 6 6 2 101 12.9 7.7 2.6 7.7 30% .320 2.29 7.73 3.86 98 3.32 81.4 0.1
2015 SEA 0 34 0 36.0 0 1 0 31 11 47 1 97 7.8 2.8 0.3 11.8 38% .357 1.17 1.85 1.00 87 2.88 67.3 0.8
2015 TOR 0 23 0 19.0 1 2 1 15 1 14 3 104 7.1 0.5 1.4 6.6 47% .231 0.84 3.83 3.79 88 3.05 71.3 0.4
2016 DET MLB 54 0 49.3 1 3 0 57 21 49 12 106 10.4 3.8 2.2 8.9 37% .319 1.58 5.61 7.11 111 5.41 119.8 -0.2
2010 TOT MLB 14 0 13.3 1 3 0 18 6 12 2 103 12.2 4.1 1.4 8.1 28% .390 1.80 4.54 5.40 102 2.39 54.0 0.4
2015 TOT MLB 57 0 55.0 1 3 1 46 12 61 4 99 7.5 2.0 0.7 10.0 41% .309 1.05 2.53 1.96 88 2.94 68.7 1.2
CareerMLB3820385.710276386163352471029.03.81.18.241%.3051.424.204.22994.0389.64.4

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 EVE A- NWN 18 3 38.3 1 2 7 42 14 38 4 9.9 3.3 0.9 8.9 0% .336 1.46 4.36 4.93 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WIS A MDW 22 22 103.7 6 6 0 107 49 72 12 71 9.3 4.3 1.0 6.2 48% .287 1.50 5.30 5.47 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SEA MLB AL 15 0 18.7 1 0 0 12 9 20 1 104 5.8 4.3 0.5 9.6 48% .256 1.13 3.50 1.93 89 3.81 77.7
2006 SBR A+ CLF 13 2 29.1 1 0 2 14 11 46 0 4.3 3.4 0.0 14.2 0% .233 0.86 1.83 1.86 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SAN AA TXS 11 0 16.0 0 2 4 14 3 14 1 54 7.9 1.7 0.6 7.9 43% .273 1.06 2.89 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SEA MLB AL 4 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 93 6.8 10.1 3.4 10.1 0% .167 1.88 9.30 6.75 121 7.36 152.3
2007 EVE A- NWN 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .000 0.00 3.66 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 WTN AA SOU 3 1 2.7 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 97 6.7 6.7 0.0 3.3 38% .250 1.48 4.86 3.33 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TAC AAA PCL 7 3 6.3 0 0 0 12 3 5 1 98 17.1 4.3 1.4 7.1 31% .440 2.38 5.43 5.71 0 0.00 0.0
2008 SEA MLB AL 57 0 63.7 1 5 1 78 34 55 6 97 11.0 4.8 0.8 7.8 45% .353 1.76 4.44 5.37 97 4.37 93.1
2009 SEA MLB AL 75 0 80.0 2 7 3 71 29 69 7 98 8.0 3.3 0.8 7.8 41% .274 1.25 3.63 3.26 94 3.37 72.2
2010 SEA MLB AL 11 0 10.3 1 3 0 11 5 7 1 98 9.6 4.4 0.9 6.1 27% .313 1.55 4.40 3.48 96 2.51 56.6
2010 TEX MLB AL 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 7 1 5 1 122 21.0 3.0 3.0 15.0 30% .667 2.67 5.04 12.00 118 2.00 45.1
2011 TEX MLB AL 52 0 45.0 2 3 1 46 19 42 6 114 9.2 3.8 1.2 8.4 50% .310 1.44 4.19 3.80 98 3.85 89.5
2011 ROU AAA PCL 6 0 9.3 1 0 0 7 4 13 0 95 6.8 3.9 0.0 12.5 59% .318 1.18 2.28 2.89 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TEX MLB AL 36 0 39.3 0 2 0 35 13 28 5 106 8.0 3.0 1.1 6.4 34% .259 1.22 4.26 3.43 111 4.91 112.5
2012 FRI AA TEX 3 0 4.0 0 1 0 4 2 6 2 95 9.0 4.5 4.5 13.5 30% .250 1.50 8.27 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ROU AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 88 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 50% .000 0.00 -0.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ANA MLB AL 11 0 11.7 1 0 0 11 11 7 1 99 8.5 8.5 0.8 5.4 42% .270 1.89 5.81 9.26 123 5.61 134.3
2013 SBR A+ CAL 3 0 5.0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 85 1.8 0.0 0.0 10.8 64% .091 0.20 1.36 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SYR AAA INT 24 0 28.7 3 1 1 31 10 37 3 101 9.7 3.1 0.9 11.6 33% .373 1.43 3.02 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CLE MLB AL 7 0 7.0 0 1 0 10 6 6 2 101 12.9 7.7 2.6 7.7 30% .320 2.29 7.73 3.86 98 3.32 81.4
2014 COH AAA INT 41 0 41.7 4 3 17 46 17 47 4 109 9.9 3.7 0.9 10.2 48% .368 1.51 3.63 5.62 73 2.34 50.2
2015 SEA MLB AL 34 0 36.0 0 1 0 31 11 47 1 97 7.8 2.8 0.3 11.8 38% .357 1.17 1.85 1.00 87 2.88 67.3
2015 TOR MLB AL 23 0 19.0 1 2 1 15 1 14 3 104 7.1 0.5 1.4 6.6 47% .231 0.84 3.83 3.79 88 3.05 71.3
2015 TAC AAA PCL 7 0 9.0 0 1 1 7 0 11 1 107 7.0 0.0 1.0 11.0 52% .300 0.78 2.59 1.00 84 3.19 68.8
2016 DET MLB AL 54 0 49.3 1 3 0 57 21 49 12 106 10.4 3.8 2.2 8.9 37% .319 1.58 5.61 7.11 111 5.41 119.8
2017 CHR AAA INT 8 0 9.7 0 0 0 12 3 6 3 11.2 2.8 2.8 5.6 29% .281 1.55 7.36 8.38 134 5.57 118.5
2017 TAC AAA PCL 32 0 39.0 3 4 1 49 20 37 6 11.3 4.6 1.4 8.5 40% .352 1.77 5.43 6.23 103 3.98 83.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1198 0.4950 0.4783 0.7417 0.6695 0.2909 0.7909 0.6307 0.2583
2009 1263 0.5432 0.4846 0.7614 0.6589 0.2773 0.8208 0.5938 0.2386
2010 227 0.4581 0.4934 0.7768 0.6635 0.3496 0.8696 0.6279 0.2232
2011 748 0.5628 0.4532 0.7522 0.6081 0.2538 0.8047 0.5904 0.2478
2012 638 0.5580 0.4310 0.8000 0.5927 0.2270 0.8578 0.6094 0.2000
2013 242 0.4050 0.4174 0.8119 0.6633 0.2500 0.8923 0.6667 0.1881
2014 128 0.5313 0.5000 0.7031 0.6912 0.2833 0.7872 0.4706 0.2969
2015 809 0.5439 0.4833 0.6931 0.6114 0.3306 0.7658 0.5328 0.3069
2016 856 0.5070 0.4673 0.7675 0.6567 0.2725 0.8281 0.6174 0.2325
Career61090.52380.46930.75360.64230.28000.81450.59910.2464

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
2013-04-20 2013-05-06 15-DL 16 16 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-06-26 2012-08-10 15-DL 45 36 Right Trunk Strain Intercostal - -
2011-09-21 2011-10-22 DTD 31 8 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-07-09 2010-09-29 TradedDL 82 72 - Low Back Recovery From Surgery Microdiscectomy 2010-06-15
2010-05-05 2010-07-09 60-DL 65 59 Right Low Back Surgery Microdiscectomy 2010-06-15 -
2009-03-23 2009-03-26 Camp 3 0 - General Medical Illness Diabetes -
2008-08-24 2008-09-02 DTD 9 8 Left Foot Contusion -
2007-08-28 2007-10-01 15-DL 34 33 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2007-04-01 2007-07-24 60-DL 114 96 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Microfracture of Cartilage Defect 2006-10-01
2006-08-20 2006-10-01 60-DL 42 38 Right Elbow Surgery Microfracture of Cartilage Defect 2006-10-01
2006-08-06 2006-08-12 DTD 6 6 Right Elbow Soreness -
2005-06-06 2005-07-08 Minors 32 28 Right Hand Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 LAN $
2017 DET $5,500,000
2017 SEA $
2016 DET $5,500,000
2015 SEA $
2014 CLE $
2013 ANA $575,000
2012 TEX $1,700,000
2011 TEX $1,200,000
2010 SEA $1,150,000
2009 SEA $418,000
2008 SEA $390,000
2007 SEA $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$16,813,000
9 yrTotal$16,813,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 159 dFrye McCann1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 3/12/18.
  • 2 years/$11M (2016-17). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/8/15. 16:$5.5M, 17:$5.5M. Released by Detroit 3/26/17. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/30/17 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Seattle 7/22/17.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/18/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 5/4/15. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 7/31/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/16/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Tampa Bay 3/26/14. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/31/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 5/22/14. DFA by Cleveland 7/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/12/14.
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/8/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. May earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by LA Dodgers 3/24/13. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 3/30/13. DFA by LA Angels 5/29/13. Released 6/6/13. Signed by Washington as a free agent 6/12/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 11/29/10 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55, 60, 65 games. $25,000 for 20 games finished.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Texas in trade from Seattle 7/9/10.
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 2/08. Optioned to Triple-A 8/25/08. Recalled 9/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Re-signed by Seattle 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 8/9/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Seattle 7/06.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2004 (5-153) (Texas-Arlington). $0.17M 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 2.3 1 2.1 48 0 49.3 44 19 45 8 .267 1.29 4.08 4.46 3.1 0.3
80o 2 0.8 1.7 42 0 43.4 42 18 39 7 .282 1.39 4.51 4.93 0.6 0.1
70o 1.8 0.7 1.5 38 0 39.2 40 18 35 7 .293 1.47 4.83 5.27 -0.9 -0.1
60o 1.6 0.6 1.3 35 0 35.8 38 17 32 7 .302 1.53 5.11 5.58 -2.0 -0.2
50o 1.4 0.5 1.2 32 0 32.6 36 16 30 6 .310 1.60 5.37 5.86 -2.8 -0.3
40o 1.3 0.4 1 29 0 29.6 34 15 27 6 .319 1.66 5.64 6.16 -3.5 -0.4
30o 1.1 0.3 0.9 26 0 26.4 32 14 24 5 .328 1.73 5.94 6.48 -4.0 -0.4
20o 0.9 0.3 0.7 22 0 22.8 29 13 21 5 .339 1.82 6.29 6.86 -4.4 -0.5
10o 0.7 0.2 0.5 18 0 18.0 24 11 16 4 .354 1.95 6.79 7.41 -4.5 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.40.51.231031.93515296.3081.585.335.82-2.6-0.3

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best bullpen in baseball?
(Takahashi from Salt Lake)
A year ago, remember how bad the Rangers' bullpen was? It was their big weakness and it was going to bring them down and it would never survive a hot summer in Arlington. And now they have converted their closer to a starter and they still have a) Koji Uehara working mop-up innings! This is incredible to me. Isn't Koji Uehara one of the, oh, 20 best relievers in baseball? Maybe 15? And he is their sixth- or seventh man. He came in to the ninth inning down by six the other day. That's just his role! 2) They have Mark Lowe, who would be the easy answer to the Astros' closer question above if he were on the Astros, who hasn't pitched a game in even average leverage all year. The highest ALi he has this year is 0.49, which is ahead by five runs in the seventh inning. 3) They have the best bullpen in baseball. It's probably close, but I really want to be definitive, so I'm going to add "and it's not even close." (Sam Miller)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why was it that Mark Lowe was viewed as the potential replacement if Feliz went to the rotation?
(pfe1223 from Dallas)
Because he has the necessary stuff to pitch in that role. He wouldn't have been my first choice because his command isnt sharp, but the stuff is legit. (Jason Parks)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Mark Lowe a member of the Rangers at this point? Is he still hurt?
(jhardman from Rangerland, NC)
What did Mark Lowe do to Rangers fans? If he had his shit together he wouldn't have been a throw-in to the Lee deal. He's going to be up and down. That's why he's a 7/8 type and not a guy who is a hot commodity in the game. He has good stuff. He never had sharp command. (Jason Parks)


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