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Luis Mendoza P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 90 359 16 25 1 5.39 -4.5
Birth Date10-31-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight245 lbs
Age35 years, 8 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 TEX MLB 6 3 16.0 1 0 0 13 4 7 1 102 7.3 2.3 0.6 3.9 0% .240 1.06 4.36 2.25 108 5.72 118.4 0.0
2008 TEX MLB 25 11 63.3 3 8 1 97 25 35 7 114 13.8 3.6 1.0 5.0 0% .370 1.93 4.95 8.67 128 8.64 184.2 -2.2
2009 TEX MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 111 18.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0% .250 3.00 22.13 36.00 156 10.68 229.0 -0.1
2010 KCA MLB 4 0 4.0 0 1 0 10 3 1 4 115 22.5 6.8 9.0 2.3 0% .353 3.25 17.79 22.50 142 8.89 200.7 -0.2
2011 KCA MLB 2 2 14.7 2 0 0 11 5 7 0 109 6.8 3.1 0.0 4.3 0% .239 1.09 3.53 1.23 116 6.07 141.0 -0.2
2012 KCA MLB 30 25 166.0 8 10 0 176 59 104 15 101 9.5 3.2 0.8 5.6 0% .310 1.42 4.23 4.23 110 5.51 126.2 -0.7
2013 KCA MLB 22 15 94.0 2 6 0 106 43 54 10 98 10.1 4.1 1.0 5.2 0% .311 1.59 4.77 5.36 120 5.82 139.4 -1.0
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
2003 AUG A SAL 13 11 59.7 3 3 0 46 14 29 1 6.9 2.1 0.2 4.4 0% .234 1.01 3.35 2.26 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SAR A+ FSL 25 25 137.0 8 7 0 133 54 51 12 8.7 3.5 0.8 3.4 0% .256 1.36 4.93 3.74 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LEL A+ CLF 2 2 10.7 0 1 0 18 4 3 1 15.1 3.4 0.8 2.5 0% -2.125 2.06 5.63 9.25 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WIL A+ CRL 23 22 119.3 4 9 0 145 36 60 17 97 10.9 2.7 1.3 4.5 0% -1.067 1.52 5.26 6.34 101 4.21 82.9
2006 WIL A+ CRL 13 13 63.1 5 4 0 67 14 46 4 74 9.6 2.0 0.6 6.6 0% .313 1.28 3.34 3.14 88 4.50 94.3
2006 FRI AA TXS 7 7 38.1 2 4 0 55 11 21 2 63 13.0 2.6 0.5 5.0 0% .366 1.73 3.87 7.80 95 6.09 127.8
2006 PME AA EAS 9 9 48.1 1 5 0 73 14 29 4 13.7 2.6 0.7 5.4 0% .392 1.81 4.01 6.36 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TEX MLB AL 6 3 16.0 1 0 0 13 4 7 1 102 7.3 2.3 0.6 3.9 0% .240 1.06 4.36 2.25 108 5.72 118.4
2007 FRI AA TXS 26 25 148.7 15 4 0 145 48 93 11 102 8.8 2.9 0.7 5.6 0% .285 1.30 4.06 3.93 96 4.02 82.5
2008 TEX MLB AL 25 11 63.3 3 8 1 97 25 35 7 114 13.8 3.6 1.0 5.0 0% .370 1.93 4.95 8.67 128 8.64 184.2
2008 FRI AA TXS 1 1 1.3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 93 6.9 13.8 0.0 6.9 0% .200 2.31 6.40 6.92 113 3.86 78.9
2008 OKL AAA PCL 8 8 35.0 2 3 0 43 8 19 1 108 11.1 2.1 0.3 4.9 0% .336 1.46 3.45 5.14 88 4.47 91.6
2009 TEX MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 111 18.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0% .250 3.00 22.13 36.00 156 10.68 229.0
2009 OKL AAA PCL 25 18 111.3 6 7 0 130 50 78 4 86 10.5 4.0 0.3 6.3 0% .344 1.62 4.16 4.53 100 5.82 122.5
2009 OBR Wnt MPL 9 9 58.3 4 2 0 47 16 49 5 7.3 2.5 0.8 7.6 0% .261 1.08 3.41 2.62 0 0.00 0.0
2010 KCA MLB AL 4 0 4.0 0 1 0 10 3 1 4 115 22.5 6.8 9.0 2.3 0% .353 3.25 17.79 22.50 142 8.89 200.7
2010 OMA AAA PCL 24 22 131.7 10 9 0 145 32 59 13 96 9.9 2.2 0.9 4.0 0% .295 1.34 4.85 4.10 0 0.00 0.0
2010 OBR Wnt LMP 6 4 26.0 2 1 0 19 4 18 0 6.6 1.4 0.0 6.2 0% .244 0.88 2.18 1.04 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KCA MLB AL 2 2 14.7 2 0 0 11 5 7 0 109 6.8 3.1 0.0 4.3 0% .239 1.09 3.53 1.23 116 6.07 141.0
2011 OMA AAA PCL 33 18 144.3 12 5 2 126 54 81 5 95 7.9 3.4 0.3 5.1 0% .268 1.25 4.37 2.18 95 3.11 63.5
2011 OBR Wnt LMP 7 6 28.7 3 2 0 35 9 25 3 11.0 2.8 0.9 7.8 0% .348 1.53 3.54 5.34 0 0.00 0.0
2012 KCA MLB AL 30 25 166.0 8 10 0 176 59 104 15 101 9.5 3.2 0.8 5.6 0% .310 1.42 4.23 4.23 110 5.51 126.2
2012 OBR Wnt LMP 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 5 3 3 0 9.0 5.4 0.0 5.4 0% .313 1.60 4.28 7.20 0 0.00 0.0
2013 KCA MLB AL 22 15 94.0 2 6 0 106 43 54 10 98 10.1 4.1 1.0 5.2 0% .311 1.59 4.77 5.36 120 5.82 139.4
2013 MEX int WBC 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 13.5 9.0 0.0 13.5 0% .500 2.50 3.63 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2018 HER Wnt LMP 14 13 68.7 4 5 0 82 21 53 7 102 10.7 2.8 0.9 6.9 53% .408 1.50 3.95 4.85 0 0.00 0.0
2019 YUC aaa MEX 5 5 20.3 0 5 0 34 4 11 3 15.0 1.8 1.3 4.9 0% .392 1.87 5.99 6.64 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1055 0.4882 0.4398 0.8642 0.6214 0.2667 0.9031 0.7778 0.1358
2009 22 0.4545 0.4545 1.0000 0.9000 0.0833 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2010 95 0.4316 0.4211 0.9000 0.6829 0.2222 0.8929 0.9167 0.1000
2011 202 0.4455 0.4455 0.8556 0.6333 0.2946 0.9123 0.7576 0.1444
2012 2521 0.4320 0.4351 0.8277 0.6006 0.3094 0.9144 0.6998 0.1723
2013 1574 0.4047 0.4574 0.8278 0.6625 0.3180 0.9408 0.6678 0.1722
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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
2012-09-14 2012-09-21 DTD 7 6 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat - -
2012-03-21 2012-03-21 Camp 0 0 - Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-05-31 2009-06-04 Minors 4 0 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2009-03-11 2009-03-22 Camp 11 0 Right Hand Blister -
2008-04-24 2008-06-09 15-DL 46 43 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-03-24 2008-04-12 15-DL 19 10 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2007-05-04 2007-05-11 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $532,000
2012 KCA $488,925
2011 KCA $
2010 KCA $406,210
2008 TEX $391,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,818,135
4 yrTotal$1,818,135

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 63 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Signed with Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.532M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13. Released by Kansas City 11/13.
  • 1 year/$488,925 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/18/11.
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 2/23/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 4/2/10. DFA by Kansas City 4/23/10.
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008). Re-signed by Texas 2/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Texas 9/5/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 3/05. Claimed off waivers by San Diego after being DFA by Boston 7/05. Claimed by Boston off waivers from San Diego 7/05.
  • Signed by Boston 7/00 as an amateur free agent from Mexico.

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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have had injuries to my SP's and need replacements for the next moth or so. The important stats in my league are Quality Starts and K's. Which two of Dillon Gee, Nick Tepesch, Luis Mendoza, Kevin Slowley, Bartolo Colon, and Roberto Hernandez should I pick up? I am leaning toward Hernandez and Gee.
(Todd from Dallas)
I wish I knew. Gun to my head, please don't put a gun to my head. Then, after you put your gun away, I'd probably go with Colon and whomever you're feeling after that. (Matthew Kory)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Royals Fever! Catch it! I loved your old work on them. So I keep hearing how their ownership is smarter. So exactly how smart is a team that thinks Jason Kendall and Yuniesky Betancourt help form a strong middle core? And Gil Meche was worth signing to a huge long-term deal......
(dangor from New York)
Royals fan in NYC. They're everywhere. Obviously, they're misguided in their thinking on those players, though not so much Meche. The brass there just values the wrong things, in my opinion. Latest example is Luis Mendoza, who was picked up two days before the end of spring training and four days later was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the eighth. Yeah, he's got a 94 mph sinker. He also doesn't have a track record of, you know, retiring batters.

You'll never catch me calling the Royals dumb because I know Dayton Moore and like the man and he's always been very good to me. I also know that he's not dumb. I just don't agree with the way he evaluates big-league talent. I have hope that he'll redeem himself when some of his pitching prospects hit Kansas City. (Bradford Doolittle)


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