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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-2-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age36 years, 7 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72015
0.02016
-0.32017
2018
-0.32019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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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 MIN MLB 4 0 5.7 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 103 4.8 0.0 0.0 9.5 0% .214 0.53 1.06 1.59 107 5.35 109.0 0.0
2007 MIN MLB 19 0 28.7 0 0 0 23 12 20 2 96 7.2 3.8 0.6 6.3 0% .266 1.22 4.28 3.14 109 5.48 113.4 0.0
2008 MIN MLB 26 26 151.0 12 4 0 183 39 74 25 96 10.9 2.3 1.5 4.4 0% .304 1.47 5.16 4.41 117 6.12 130.6 -1.0
2009 MIN MLB 18 17 96.3 6 7 0 120 23 45 13 103 11.2 2.1 1.2 4.2 0% .314 1.48 4.70 5.89 108 5.41 116.1 0.2
2010 MIN MLB 13 1 21.7 1 1 0 29 5 14 3 111 12.0 2.1 1.2 5.8 0% .361 1.57 4.80 5.82 115 6.20 140.0 -0.3
2011 MIN MLB 65 0 61.7 4 4 2 55 21 65 2 103 8.0 3.1 0.3 9.5 0% .323 1.23 2.44 2.48 91 3.78 87.8 0.7
2012 MIN MLB 70 0 70.3 3 1 16 57 16 78 8 104 7.3 2.0 1.0 10.0 0% .278 1.04 3.11 2.56 85 2.95 67.6 1.5
2013 MIN MLB 61 0 62.7 2 0 36 43 15 77 5 101 6.2 2.2 0.7 11.1 0% .271 0.93 2.51 2.30 83 3.25 77.8 1.0
2014 MIN MLB 63 0 61.7 4 3 34 62 11 66 7 106 9.0 1.6 1.0 9.6 0% .316 1.18 3.12 3.65 95 4.14 101.6 0.3
2015 MIN MLB 60 0 57.0 3 5 32 58 10 54 9 108 9.2 1.6 1.4 8.5 0% .297 1.19 3.78 3.32 100 3.64 84.9 0.7
2016 MIN MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 103 22.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 38% .625 3.00 1.60 9.00 92 3.20 70.8 0.0
2017 MIN MLB 8 0 5.7 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 12.7 7.9 0.0 3.2 38% .333 2.29 6.67 9.53 141 9.74 207.3 -0.3
CareerMLB40944624.33525120646158504741019.32.31.17.343%.3051.293.913.881034.70104.52.9

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 QUD A MDW 9 9 48.3 2 1 0 33 12 49 2 6.1 2.2 0.4 9.1 0% .250 0.93 2.91 1.30 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ELZ Rk APL 3 3 12.0 1 0 0 8 4 22 0 6.0 3.0 0.0 16.5 0% .381 1.00 1.04 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2005 FTM A+ FSL 10 9 55.0 3 2 0 41 13 66 2 96 6.7 2.1 0.3 10.8 0% -.476 0.98 2.28 2.13 48 2.32 45.7
2005 NBR AA EAS 14 14 79.0 4 4 0 80 35 67 4 91 9.1 4.0 0.5 7.6 0% -.667 1.46 3.74 4.90 101 5.60 110.4
2005 SUR Wnt AFL 7 7 32.0 1 0 0 28 6 39 2 7.9 1.7 0.6 11.0 0% -.553 1.06 3.17 2.53 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MIN MLB AL 4 0 5.7 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 103 4.8 0.0 0.0 9.5 0% .214 0.53 1.06 1.59 107 5.35 109.0
2006 NBR AA EAS 23 23 117.2 4 11 0 109 45 131 11 77 8.4 3.5 0.8 10.1 0% .316 1.31 3.37 3.92 88 4.32 90.7
2006 ROC AAA INT 1 1 4.2 0 1 0 6 5 3 0 92 12.9 10.7 0.0 6.4 0% .400 2.62 5.22 2.14 103 4.23 88.8
2007 MIN MLB AL 19 0 28.7 0 0 0 23 12 20 2 96 7.2 3.8 0.6 6.3 0% .266 1.22 4.28 3.14 109 5.48 113.4
2007 FTM A+ FSL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 81 27.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0% .400 3.00 16.30 27.00 122 7.22 148.2
2007 NBR AA EAS 3 3 7.3 0 2 0 11 7 7 4 106 13.6 8.6 4.9 8.6 0% .333 2.47 11.33 11.10 154 7.98 163.6
2007 ROC AAA INT 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 91 3.0 1.5 1.5 3.0 0% .063 0.50 5.17 1.50 104 2.85 58.4
2007 TWI Rk GCL 3 3 5.0 0 0 0 3 2 6 0 94 5.4 3.6 0.0 10.8 0% .250 1.00 2.84 1.80 84 1.91 39.3
2008 MIN MLB AL 26 26 151.0 12 4 0 183 39 74 25 96 10.9 2.3 1.5 4.4 0% .304 1.47 5.16 4.41 117 6.12 130.6
2008 ROC AAA INT 7 6 33.3 2 1 0 28 19 27 2 77 7.6 5.1 0.5 7.3 0% .260 1.41 4.28 2.97 108 3.57 73.0
2009 MIN MLB AL 18 17 96.3 6 7 0 120 23 45 13 103 11.2 2.1 1.2 4.2 0% .314 1.48 4.70 5.89 108 5.41 116.1
2009 FTM A+ FSL 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 8 1 9 2 95 6.5 0.8 1.6 7.4 0% .200 0.82 4.19 2.45 99 3.12 65.6
2009 TWI Rk GCL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 3.31 0.00 101 2.97 62.6
2010 MIN MLB AL 13 1 21.7 1 1 0 29 5 14 3 111 12.0 2.1 1.2 5.8 0% .361 1.57 4.80 5.82 115 6.20 140.0
2010 ROC AAA INT 26 24 124.0 4 9 0 160 36 98 14 101 11.6 2.6 1.0 7.1 0% .352 1.58 4.16 5.81 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIN MLB AL 65 0 61.7 4 4 2 55 21 65 2 103 8.0 3.1 0.3 9.5 0% .323 1.23 2.44 2.48 91 3.78 87.8
2011 ROC AAA INT 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 87 12.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0% .400 1.33 1.90 0.00 90 5.06 103.4
2012 MIN MLB AL 70 0 70.3 3 1 16 57 16 78 8 104 7.3 2.0 1.0 10.0 0% .278 1.04 3.11 2.56 85 2.95 67.6
2013 MIN MLB AL 61 0 62.7 2 0 36 43 15 77 5 101 6.2 2.2 0.7 11.1 0% .271 0.93 2.51 2.30 83 3.25 77.8
2013 USA int WBC 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 13.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .429 2.50 4.63 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIN MLB AL 63 0 61.7 4 3 34 62 11 66 7 106 9.0 1.6 1.0 9.6 0% .316 1.18 3.12 3.65 95 4.14 101.6
2015 MIN MLB AL 60 0 57.0 3 5 32 58 10 54 9 108 9.2 1.6 1.4 8.5 0% .297 1.19 3.78 3.32 100 3.64 84.9
2016 MIN MLB AL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 103 22.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 38% .625 3.00 1.60 9.00 92 3.20 70.8
2017 MIN MLB AL 8 0 5.7 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 12.7 7.9 0.0 3.2 38% .333 2.29 6.67 9.53 141 9.74 207.3
2017 FTM A+ FSL 3 1 2.7 0 0 0 4 1 4 1 115 13.5 3.4 3.4 13.5 38% .429 1.88 6.31 10.13 95 4.96 105.6
2017 CHT AA SOU 3 0 2.7 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 3.4 10.1 0.0 10.1 33% .167 1.50 4.24 6.75 120 4.70 100.0
2017 TWI Rk GCL 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 97 4.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 75% .250 1.00 1.92 0.00 83 2.17 46.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2324 0.5693 0.4892 0.8540 0.6463 0.2817 0.8877 0.7518 0.1460
2009 1438 0.5362 0.4715 0.8761 0.6420 0.2744 0.9192 0.7596 0.1239
2010 342 0.5702 0.4649 0.8050 0.5897 0.2993 0.8696 0.6364 0.1950
2011 889 0.5377 0.5152 0.7620 0.6381 0.3723 0.8787 0.5294 0.2380
2012 1046 0.5373 0.5153 0.7199 0.6584 0.3492 0.8108 0.5207 0.2801
2013 944 0.5456 0.5138 0.7134 0.6524 0.3473 0.7768 0.5705 0.2866
2014 934 0.5921 0.5385 0.7634 0.6673 0.3517 0.8374 0.5597 0.2366
2015 825 0.5430 0.5527 0.7829 0.6853 0.3952 0.8632 0.6174 0.2171
2016 48 0.4167 0.4583 0.6364 0.5000 0.4286 1.0000 0.3333 0.3636
2017 123 0.5285 0.4878 0.8333 0.7231 0.2241 0.8936 0.6154 0.1667
Career89130.55310.50450.79830.65080.32290.86360.64340.2017

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
2014-09-17 2014-09-29 DTD 12 11 Left Elbow Nerve Injury and Forearm Strain -
2014-09-05 2014-09-13 DTD 8 6 - Neck Stiffness -
2014-06-14 2014-06-19 DTD 5 5 - Low Back Soreness -
2013-10-01 2013-10-01 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery 2013-10-01 -
2013-05-10 2013-05-15 DTD 5 5 Left Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2012-04-26 2012-04-29 DTD 3 1 Left Knee Contusion Falling Down Stairs - -
2012-04-15 2012-04-19 DTD 4 4 Left Forearm Inflammation - -
2011-09-01 2011-09-07 DTD 6 6 Left Forearm Soreness - -
2011-05-22 2011-06-16 15-DL 25 22 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-03-22 2010-04-10 Camp 19 5 Low Back Strain -
2010-03-07 2010-03-09 Camp 2 0 Low Back Tightness -
2009-08-09 2009-09-01 15-DL 23 21 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-07-22 2009-07-22 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-07-02 2009-07-11 DTD 9 7 General Medical Illness -
2009-05-19 2009-06-16 15-DL 28 26 Left Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2009-04-20 2009-04-26 DTD 6 4 Right Thigh Contusion -
2007-05-22 2007-09-11 60-DL 112 100 Left Shoulder Strain -
2005-04-15 2005-04-22 Minors 7 3 Left Wrist Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIN $6,500,000
2016 MIN $6,300,000
2015 MIN $4,650,000
2014 MIN $4,025,000
2013 MIN $2,500,000
2012 MIN $1,550,000
2011 MIN $700,000
2009 MIN $430,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$26,655,000
8 yrTotal$26,655,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 10 dISE Baseball4 years/$22.175M (2014-17), 2018 option

Details
  • 4 years/$22.175M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed extension 3/14/14, replacing previous contract. 14:$4.025M, 15:$4.65M, 16:$6.3M, 17:$6.5M, 18:$6.5M club option, $0.7M buyout. Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star. Limited no-trade protection allowing Perkins to block deals to three clubs. If traded, 2018 option becomes player option. Minnesota declined 2018 option 10/17. Retired 1/18.
  • 3 years/$10.3M (2013-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed extension with Minnesota 3/8/12. 13:$2.5M, 14:$3.75M, 15:$3.75M, 16:$4.5M club option, $0.3M buyout. Performance bonuses based on games finished, beginning in 2013. Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/10.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09. Optioned to Triple-A 9/2/09. Received additional seven days of Major League service time during 2009-10 off-season by settling grievance over demotion.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08. Recalled 5/10/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Minnesota 9/06.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2004 (1-22) (University of Minnesota). $1.425M 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 1.7 0.6 51 0 48.8 41 26 43 5 .259 1.37 4.06 4.42 -7.4 -0.8
80o 0 1.3 0.5 44 0 42.5 39 25 37 5 .275 1.49 4.52 4.92 -8.8 -1.0
70o 0 1.1 0.4 40 0 38.2 37 23 33 5 .286 1.58 4.86 5.29 -9.4 -1.0
60o 0 0.9 0.3 36 0 34.6 35 22 30 5 .296 1.66 5.16 5.61 -9.7 -1.1
50o 0 0.8 0.3 33 0 31.4 33 21 27 4 .306 1.73 5.44 5.92 -9.8 -1.1
40o 0 0.7 0.2 29 0 28.2 31 20 25 4 .315 1.81 5.73 6.23 -9.8 -1.1
30o 0 0.5 0.2 26 0 25.0 29 18 22 4 .326 1.90 6.05 6.58 -9.6 -1.0
20o 0 0.4 0.2 22 0 21.3 26 17 19 3 .338 2.01 6.43 6.99 -9.1 -1.0
10o 0 0.3 0.1 17 0 16.4 22 14 14 3 .354 2.17 6.98 7.59 -8.1 -0.9
Weighted Mean00.80.332030.63220274.3031.715.395.87-9.4-1.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)Are you more likely to tune in to the Twins' TV broadcasts this year or you still fully hitting that mute button? If the former, what have you thought of Morneau? Kaat? Any others you'd like to see on?
(The Cat from it my house now)
Following up on my earlier comment: Justin Morneau has been great. LaTroy Hawkins was also good last year. Roy Smalley is always solid. Glen Perkins and Michael Cuddyer have a chance to be really good. Generally speaking, I'm in favor of younger players getting an opportunity. Not only can they speak about the modern game, and tell stories about competing against players still active, their overall enthusiasm level is higher and, in the Twins' case, they seem to put far more prep work into doing the job. (Aaron Gleeman)
2015-10-19 19:00:00 (link to chat)I know it's hard to predict, but do you see AJ Ramos, Glen Perkins, Tom Wilhelmson, Arlodis Vizcaino and Scott Tolleson are all closing next year?
(Peter from IL)
They should all start with the job (with the possible exception of Wilhelmson), but none is a great bet. I'd rank them Tolleson, Perkins, Ramos, Vizcaino, Wilhelmson, but in terms of job security Vizcaino is higher than anyone but Perkins. (Tout Wars Champ Mike Gianella)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Brandon McCarthy, who seems to be the stock answer, do you have a favorite player (or parody account) to follow on Twitter?
(Tom from Eugene, OR.)
I don't spend a ton of time on Twitter (I just sort of make surgical strikes when I want to tweet something or respond to something someone tweeted at me), so I miss a lot. Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) seems like a pretty good follow. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Made a bit of a blockbuster in a 10-team dynasty league. Traded Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, David Robertson, Glen Perkins, Zach Greinke, plus prospects (farm roster) Joey Gallo and Eddie Butler. Got back Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Homer Bailey, and prospects Xander Bogaerts and Billy Hamilton. I like the trade for me as I can play Xander and Billy right away, but I have my concerns over Harper breaking out. What do you think?
(Sara from Tacoma)
Hi Sara:

Wow, that is a blockbuster! In a league that size, I like that trade for you in the here and now. You got four potential impact players and a strong pitcher in Bailey for two potential impact guys in Harper and Werth with two closers and Greinke. A lot depends on what happens with Gallo and Butler, but if you're playing for this year (and flags fly forever, as we like to say around here) you did well. (Mike Gianella)
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)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)I offered Starlin Castro, Ian Kennedy, Glen Perkins and Gary Brown for Adam Jones, Billy Hamilton, and Michael Pineda in 20-team dynasty. The leagues uses LF/CF/RF over OF, and has deep pitching requirements. The manager I proposed this to has McCutchen in CF, Jones is his DH. He has nobody at SS currently (my backup is Segura). He proposes back Robinson Cano, Starlin Castro, and Ian Kennedy for Adam Jones, Neil Walker, Jason Vargas, and Michael Pineda. I'm not off my game when I say this guy is one suit short of a full deck, am I?
(Louis from Glendale)
I'd trade one of my kids before I traded away Billy Hamilton in a league. For him to take Hamilton out of the deal and ask you to throw in Cano is rather entertaining. Who does he think you are, Jeff Loria? (Jason Collette)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I really need a SS and could use upgrades at SP. I own Andrew McCutchen in a league that uses LF/CF/RF. I have been offered Starlin Castro, Ian Kennedy, and Glen Perkins (closer for Min.) for Adam Jones, Billy Hamilton, and Michael Pineda. Should I take this deal?
(Donald from Chicago)
It sounds like you're going for 2013 and this deal really aids your 2013 run so I'm on board with it. Tough to give up that potential of Hamilton, but Castro is a blossoming stud in his own right and I've always like Kennedy. (Paul Sporer)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hello, I am in a 12-team, 8-man keeper league and have six of my keepers set but am having trouble determining my last two. They are all cheap pitchers and none are ideal but ... anyways, the choices are Brandon McCarthy ($6), Justin Masterson ($5), Randall Delgado ($2) and Glen Perkins ($1). What are your thoughts? Thanks
(Tony from Minneapolis)
I like Perkins the best. He's the cheapest and there is a chance he saves some games this year. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)when will Glen Perkins start closing?
(Abe Froman from Chicago)
As soon as the Twins create enough save opportunities for Matt Capps to implode two or three times in a two-week span. (R.J. Anderson)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who wins a Perkins-Kouzmanoff trade?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
Glen Perkins, who would make a decent amount of money moving to the NL and Petco. I don't think much of Kouzmanoff, and if the Twins think they can get better by adding a slow right-handed hitter with no OBP... (Joe Sheehan)


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