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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-8-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age34 years, 7 months, 18 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
2008 NYN MLB 6 0 5.0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 91 5.4 3.6 0.0 5.4 43% .214 1.00 3.10 5.40 96 4.37 93.3 0.1
2009 NYN MLB 68 8 88.3 4 8 1 101 46 74 8 93 10.3 4.7 0.8 7.5 48% .331 1.66 4.25 5.30 104 5.71 122.5 -0.3
2010 NYN MLB 41 0 35.0 0 1 0 41 8 33 1 89 10.5 2.1 0.3 8.5 58% .374 1.40 2.27 2.83 84 4.13 93.2 0.3
2011 NYN MLB 60 0 59.3 4 6 6 60 27 64 4 95 9.1 4.1 0.6 9.7 55% .327 1.47 3.17 3.64 85 3.25 75.6 1.0
2012 NYN MLB 74 0 68.7 5 4 7 65 20 61 4 97 8.5 2.6 0.5 8.0 63% .302 1.24 3.03 2.49 87 4.01 91.8 0.6
2013 NYN MLB 49 0 50.0 5 5 22 38 12 44 1 97 6.8 2.2 0.2 7.9 53% .264 1.00 2.30 2.16 86 3.08 73.7 0.9
2014 NYN MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 92 18.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 25% .500 3.00 4.10 9.00 151 8.82 216.3 -0.1
2015 NYN MLB 30 0 24.0 2 4 1 30 17 13 0 88 11.3 6.4 0.0 4.9 55% .366 1.96 4.20 6.38 113 5.04 117.7 -0.1
2016 DET MLB 6 0 5.3 0 0 0 7 5 4 1 109 11.8 8.4 1.7 6.8 50% .353 2.25 6.85 6.75 125 6.22 137.6 -0.1
CareerMLB3358336.720283734713829719949.33.70.57.954%.3221.443.333.82944.3297.42.4

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-
2005 BRO A- NYP 15 14 73.0 2 3 0 48 29 67 1 83 5.9 3.6 0.1 8.3 66% .244 1.05 3.11 1.73 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HAG A SAL 18 18 93.2 5 10 0 84 40 84 7 79 8.1 3.9 0.7 8.1 56% .277 1.33 3.96 4.06 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SLU A+ FSL 3 3 11.1 0 1 0 16 9 13 3 34 13.0 7.3 2.4 10.5 39% .394 2.25 6.85 9.73 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SLU A+ FSL 12 12 55.3 3 3 0 56 22 62 0 107 9.1 3.6 0.0 10.1 65% .364 1.41 2.47 3.25 0 0.00 0.0
2007 BIN AA EAS 17 17 88.7 5 5 0 98 38 74 9 96 9.9 3.9 0.9 7.5 47% .324 1.53 4.32 4.77 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NYN MLB NL 6 0 5.0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 91 5.4 3.6 0.0 5.4 43% .214 1.00 3.10 5.40 96 4.37 93.3
2008 BIN AA EAS 24 24 127.7 10 6 0 126 57 91 14 103 8.9 4.0 1.0 6.4 51% .289 1.43 4.70 4.30 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NWO AAA PCL 5 4 20.3 2 2 0 25 9 23 0 100 11.1 4.0 0.0 10.2 47% .403 1.67 2.54 6.65 0 0.00 0.0
2008 PES Wnt AFL 7 7 20.0 3 1 0 15 9 20 0 6.8 4.1 0.0 9.0 0% .288 1.20 4.02 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2009 NYN MLB NL 68 8 88.3 4 8 1 101 46 74 8 93 10.3 4.7 0.8 7.5 48% .331 1.66 4.25 5.30 104 5.71 122.5
2010 NYN MLB NL 41 0 35.0 0 1 0 41 8 33 1 89 10.5 2.1 0.3 8.5 58% .374 1.40 2.27 2.83 84 4.13 93.2
2010 BUF AAA INT 24 0 41.3 1 1 4 36 17 42 3 102 7.8 3.7 0.7 9.2 66% .289 1.28 3.50 4.14 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYN MLB NL 60 0 59.3 4 6 6 60 27 64 4 95 9.1 4.1 0.6 9.7 55% .327 1.47 3.17 3.64 85 3.25 75.6
2011 SLU A+ FSL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 114 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 100% .000 1.00 6.37 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BUF AAA INT 8 0 8.0 0 0 1 7 2 11 1 92 7.9 2.3 1.1 12.4 45% .316 1.13 2.86 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NYN MLB NL 74 0 68.7 5 4 7 65 20 61 4 97 8.5 2.6 0.5 8.0 63% .302 1.24 3.03 2.49 87 4.01 91.8
2013 NYN MLB NL 49 0 50.0 5 5 22 38 12 44 1 97 6.8 2.2 0.2 7.9 53% .264 1.00 2.30 2.16 86 3.08 73.7
2014 NYN MLB NL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 92 18.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 25% .500 3.00 4.10 9.00 151 8.82 216.3
2015 NYN MLB NL 30 0 24.0 2 4 1 30 17 13 0 88 11.3 6.4 0.0 4.9 55% .366 1.96 4.20 6.38 113 5.04 117.7
2015 SLU A+ FSL 7 2 6.7 0 2 0 11 7 5 0 106 14.9 9.5 0.0 6.8 52% .440 2.70 4.81 10.80 101 2.51 56.3
2015 BIN AA EAS 8 0 7.3 0 2 0 11 7 6 1 102 13.5 8.6 1.2 7.4 48% .417 2.45 6.68 12.27 112 5.26 115.4
2016 DET MLB AL 6 0 5.3 0 0 0 7 5 4 1 109 11.8 8.4 1.7 6.8 50% .353 2.25 6.85 6.75 125 6.22 137.6
2016 TOL AAA INT 44 0 43.3 2 1 12 43 18 30 2 8.9 3.7 0.4 6.2 45% .299 1.41 3.63 3.95 108 5.30 117.2
2017 CHR AAA INT 12 0 13.3 3 3 1 25 5 12 1 16.9 3.4 0.7 8.1 46% .453 2.25 3.85 11.48 110 4.18 88.9
2017 OMA AAA PCL 15 0 21.0 3 2 1 20 13 17 0 8.6 5.6 0.0 7.3 43% .308 1.57 4.10 4.71 113 4.50 94.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 93 0.4946 0.5699 0.7736 0.6739 0.4681 0.8710 0.6364 0.2264
2009 1615 0.4619 0.4433 0.7849 0.6287 0.2842 0.8635 0.6356 0.2151
2010 579 0.5302 0.4853 0.7580 0.6189 0.3346 0.8526 0.5604 0.2420
2011 1076 0.5139 0.4498 0.7417 0.6148 0.2753 0.8382 0.5139 0.2583
2012 1114 0.4623 0.4578 0.7588 0.6175 0.3205 0.8491 0.6094 0.2412
2013 771 0.5045 0.4994 0.7922 0.6530 0.3429 0.8543 0.6718 0.2078
2014 25 0.6000 0.4800 0.9167 0.6667 0.2000 0.9000 1.0000 0.0833
2015 409 0.4425 0.4254 0.7989 0.6740 0.2281 0.8934 0.5769 0.2011
2016 96 0.4792 0.4792 0.7609 0.6304 0.3400 0.8966 0.5294 0.2391
Career57780.48420.46050.77110.63030.30200.85660.60080.2289

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
2014-04-01 2014-09-29 60-DL 181 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-08 -
2014-02-21 2014-03-07 Camp 14 0 - Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2013-12-10 2013-12-10 Off 0 0 - Neck Surgery Herniated Disk 2013-12-10 -
2013-07-31 2013-09-30 60-DL 61 58 - Neck Surgery Herniated Disk 2013-09-10 -
2011-07-31 2011-07-31 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2011-04-20 2011-05-30 15-DL 40 35 Right Fingers Circulatory Issue Blood Clot Middle Finger -
2010-09-19 2010-10-04 DTD 15 13 Right Elbow Inflammation Plica -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 KCA $
2016 DET $
2015 NYN $3,700,000
2014 NYN $3,700,000
2013 NYN $1,700,000
2012 NYN $504,000
2011 NYN $433,500
2009 NYN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,437,500
6 yrTotal$10,437,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 148 dACES1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Kansas City 6/2/17 (exercised right to opt out of contract). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 6/6/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/18/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Exercised opt-out clause, released by Detroit 3/28/16. Re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/30/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 6/1/16. DFA by Detroit 8/18/16. Released 8/21/16.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/7/15 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 60 games.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 60 games.
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4335M (2011). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/09 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Mets 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2005 (9-269) (Charleston Southern). $65,000 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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your best bets to attain the title closer? I currently own shares of Dellin Betances, Neil Ramirez, and Bobby Parnell. Any probables in that group? Also, Any news on who offered Robertson?
(Closer to Closing from In the Bullpen)
I think you'll see Betances take the reigns at the back end of Yankees games for much of the 2015 season, and that should be a ton of fun to watch. Both Ramirez and Parnell are going to get opportunities, but I'm buying Betances more than those two. (Mark Anderson)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Bobby Parnell? Does he hold onto the closer gig and, if so, what kind of numbers do you project for him? Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from Watchin tourney)
I'm right there with you on the tourney, LoyalRoyal, trying to keep an eye on the Butler/Bucknell game as we chat.

I think Parnell is the best reliever in the Mets bullpen, so I do believe that he can keep the closer gig throughout the season. If he does retain it, I think he'll hit the low-30s in saves, with a mid-3.00s ERA and 70 strikeouts. (I am more bullish on Parnell than PECOTA, which has him regressing this year.) (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which lower tier closers have the best chance at becoming elite, if any.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
time to plug my closer matrix article! http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19615 -- I would love to see David Hernandez get a shot at closing. I like Bobby Parnell, Glen Perkins, and Greg Holland. (Jason Collette)
2011-08-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some current non-closers whom you could see closing at the beginning of next season?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
This is a planned article topic for the near future, but I haven't taken a super close look yet. Guys that come to mind include Bobby Parnell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson, Kenley Jansen, and Aaron Crow. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)Based on what you've seen or hear, think Bobby Parnell takes the closer's job and runs with it?
(Trevor from Queens, NY)
Yes and yes. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Bobby Parnell be?
(Jim121 from Queens)
He could be a decent middle reliever. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, the Mets are out of the Lowe sweepstakes? Who end up the fourth and fifth starters? The bullpen looks good but now the rotation has serious questions. Maine's coming off of surgery, Pelfrey's coming off of a ridiculous innings increase, and Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell are unproven at Triple-A, let alone the majors.
(SOJseth from NY)
They want to re-sign Perez and feel Niese or Parnell can make a serviceable No. 5. (John Perrotto)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Bobby Parnell or Eddie Kunz: Who was the better shot to be an internal closer option for the Mets next year? Are there any reasonable internal options? Would signing an extra starter and trying John Maine there make more sense?
(Meddler from Brooklyn, NY)
I think if either of those guys is closing for you, you have problems. (Kevin Goldstein)


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