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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-12-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age33 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.32015
0.62016
1.82017
0.32018
-0.12019
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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
2011 NYA MLB 7 0 6.0 0 0 0 4 3 6 1 101 6.0 4.5 1.5 9.0 20% .214 1.17 4.72 3.00 75 2.78 64.5 0.1
2012 SFN MLB 44 0 43.7 2 1 0 34 12 44 3 92 7.0 2.5 0.6 9.1 50% .263 1.05 2.83 2.47 71 2.38 54.5 1.2
2013 SFN MLB 52 0 55.3 2 2 0 60 18 47 7 100 9.8 2.9 1.1 7.6 39% .323 1.41 4.05 4.39 113 4.76 114.0 -0.1
2014 SFN MLB 24 0 32.3 4 0 0 24 11 27 1 98 6.7 3.1 0.3 7.5 39% .267 1.08 2.85 2.78 101 3.75 92.0 0.3
2015 SFN MLB 73 0 73.3 4 4 0 57 12 44 9 92 7.0 1.5 1.1 5.4 44% .219 0.94 4.04 2.33 98 3.21 74.9 1.3
2016 SFN MLB 57 0 53.3 3 2 0 42 20 35 3 95 7.1 3.4 0.5 5.9 45% .244 1.16 3.83 2.53 102 4.02 89.0 0.6
2017 PIT 0 15 0 14.7 1 1 1 9 3 15 1 93 5.5 1.8 0.6 9.2 46% .222 0.82 2.62 1.84 69 2.55 54.3 0.4
2017 SFN 0 50 0 51.7 0 5 0 52 17 55 8 89 9.1 3.0 1.4 9.6 52% .308 1.34 4.04 3.83 76 2.80 59.6 1.4
2018 CLE 0 6 0 5.3 0 0 0 3 2 4 1 98 5.1 3.4 1.7 6.8 73% .143 0.94 5.25 3.38 90 3.28 73.4 0.1
2018 NYA 0 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 116 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8 25% .250 0.60 0.79 0.00 18 1.53 34.1 0.1
2018 PIT 0 21 0 19.7 2 3 1 23 5 9 4 95 10.5 2.3 1.8 4.1 46% .279 1.42 6.07 5.03 96 4.43 98.9 0.1
2017 TOT MLB 65 0 66.3 1 6 1 61 20 70 9 90 8.3 2.7 1.2 9.5 51% .291 1.22 3.73 3.39 74 2.74 58.4 1.8
2018 TOT MLB 28 0 26.7 2 3 1 27 7 15 5 97 9.1 2.4 1.7 5.1 49% .256 1.28 5.58 4.39 91 4.02 89.7 0.3
CareerMLB3500357.01818230910328838947.82.61.07.345%.2641.153.823.10933.4880.05.5

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-
2006 STA A- NYP 14 14 78.1 7 3 0 64 19 82 3 72 7.4 2.2 0.3 9.4 54% .291 1.06 2.51 2.65 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TAM A+ FSL 19 17 94.0 4 6 0 95 30 101 15 101 9.1 2.9 1.4 9.7 44% .319 1.33 4.18 4.02 0 0.00 0.0
2007 hon Wnt HWB 1 1 2.3 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0.0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0% .000 1.30 5.24 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 hon Wnt HWB 8 7 34.0 3 4 0 34 10 42 1 9.0 2.6 0.3 11.1 0% .379 1.29 2.73 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TRN AA EAS 27 27 151.7 6 11 0 134 57 152 14 90 7.9 3.4 0.8 9.0 40% .290 1.26 3.62 3.68 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TRN AA EAS 4 4 20.3 1 1 0 19 9 24 0 86 8.4 4.0 0.0 10.6 49% .322 1.38 2.39 2.66 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SWB AAA INT 9 9 51.0 3 4 0 44 21 39 6 103 7.8 3.7 1.1 6.9 45% .253 1.27 4.50 3.35 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TAM A+ FSL 5 2 10.3 0 1 0 7 3 8 0 89 6.1 2.6 0.0 7.0 41% .241 0.97 2.75 2.62 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TRN AA EAS 17 0 32.0 0 2 0 30 11 28 2 94 8.4 3.1 0.6 7.9 43% .315 1.28 3.45 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SWB AAA INT 2 0 2.7 0 1 0 5 1 2 1 105 16.7 3.3 3.3 6.7 44% .467 2.22 7.73 10.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt AFL 10 0 12.7 1 2 0 21 10 11 2 14.9 7.1 1.4 7.8 0% .404 2.44 7.04 12.05 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB AL 7 0 6.0 0 0 0 4 3 6 1 101 6.0 4.5 1.5 9.0 20% .214 1.17 4.72 3.00 75 2.78 64.5
2011 SWB AAA INT 40 4 89.3 4 4 2 72 26 91 12 87 7.3 2.6 1.2 9.2 38% .263 1.10 3.88 2.62 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SFN MLB NL 44 0 43.7 2 1 0 34 12 44 3 92 7.0 2.5 0.6 9.1 50% .263 1.05 2.83 2.47 71 2.38 54.5
2012 FRE AAA PCL 23 0 31.7 2 0 1 24 7 26 1 101 6.8 2.0 0.3 7.4 54% .250 0.98 3.18 1.71 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SFN MLB NL 52 0 55.3 2 2 0 60 18 47 7 100 9.8 2.9 1.1 7.6 39% .323 1.41 4.05 4.39 113 4.76 114.0
2013 FRE AAA PCL 18 0 23.7 3 2 4 19 3 26 3 102 7.2 1.1 1.1 9.9 45% .250 0.93 3.39 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
2014 SFN MLB NL 24 0 32.3 4 0 0 24 11 27 1 98 6.7 3.1 0.3 7.5 39% .267 1.08 2.85 2.78 101 3.75 92.0
2014 FRE AAA PCL 30 0 47.7 3 3 4 41 11 58 4 93 7.7 2.1 0.8 11.0 41% .303 1.09 3.04 2.08 81 3.47 70.4
2015 SFN MLB NL 73 0 73.3 4 4 0 57 12 44 9 92 7.0 1.5 1.1 5.4 44% .219 0.94 4.04 2.33 98 3.21 74.9
2016 SFN MLB NL 57 0 53.3 3 2 0 42 20 35 3 95 7.1 3.4 0.5 5.9 45% .244 1.16 3.83 2.53 102 4.02 89.0
2016 SAC AAA PCL 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 12.3 0.0 0.0 4.9 67% .333 1.36 2.63 2.45 91 2.70 59.1
2017 PIT MLB NL 15 0 14.7 1 1 1 9 3 15 1 93 5.5 1.8 0.6 9.2 46% .222 0.82 2.62 1.84 69 2.55 54.3
2017 SFN MLB NL 50 0 51.7 0 5 0 52 17 55 8 89 9.1 3.0 1.4 9.6 52% .308 1.34 4.04 3.83 76 2.80 59.6
2018 CLE MLB AL 6 0 5.3 0 0 0 3 2 4 1 98 5.1 3.4 1.7 6.8 73% .143 0.94 5.25 3.38 90 3.28 73.4
2018 NYA MLB AL 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 116 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8 25% .250 0.60 0.79 0.00 18 1.53 34.1
2018 PIT MLB NL 21 0 19.7 2 3 1 23 5 9 4 95 10.5 2.3 1.8 4.1 46% .279 1.42 6.07 5.03 96 4.43 98.9
2018 COH AAA INT 14 0 16.0 2 0 3 15 0 12 0 8.4 0.0 0.0 6.8 53% .319 0.94 1.83 1.13 80 3.48 74.2
2018 SWB AAA INT 8 0 8.3 1 2 0 10 1 4 1 10.8 1.1 1.1 4.3 64% .333 1.32 4.29 3.24 81 3.33 71.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 90 0.4333 0.4667 0.6190 0.6410 0.3333 0.8400 0.2941 0.3810
2012 646 0.4969 0.4628 0.6957 0.5826 0.3446 0.8235 0.4821 0.3043
2013 865 0.4925 0.4786 0.7464 0.6197 0.3417 0.8712 0.5267 0.2536
2014 456 0.5307 0.4803 0.7808 0.6281 0.3131 0.8421 0.6418 0.2192
2015 1022 0.4853 0.5176 0.7902 0.6996 0.3460 0.8934 0.5934 0.2098
2016 787 0.4435 0.4740 0.7560 0.6590 0.3265 0.8522 0.6014 0.2440
2017 1024 0.4707 0.4795 0.6395 0.6079 0.3653 0.7645 0.4545 0.3605
2018 450 0.5000 0.4622 0.7644 0.5911 0.3333 0.8496 0.6133 0.2356
Career53400.48310.48220.73190.63270.34190.84160.54440.2681

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
2012-02-21 2012-03-18 Camp 26 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-04-08 2010-06-08 Minors 61 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-07
2009-06-26 2009-09-18 Minors 84 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-07
2007-04-18 2007-06-13 Minors 56 0 Right Shoulder Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $
2018 PIT $2,725,000
2017 SFN $1,750,000
2016 SFN $1,150,000
2015 SFN $517,500
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $494,500
2012 SFN $481,350
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$7,118,350
6 yrTotal$7,118,350

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 85 dACES1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/25/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.725M (2018). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Pittsburgh 5/25/18. Released 5/28/18. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 6/3/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 6/19/18. DFA by Cleveland 7/6/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/18. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cleveland 8/4/18. Contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/18. DFA by NY Yankees 8/15/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/17/18.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2017). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from San Francisco 8/5/17.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2016). Re-signed by San Francisco 2/1/16 (avoided arbitration, $1.35M-$0.85M).
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13.
  • 1 year/$481,350 (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12. Acquired by San Francisco in trade from NY Yankees 4/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10. Returned to NYY Yankees from San Diego 3/13/11. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/6/11.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (5-164) (Northwestern). $0.158M 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 3 1.4 2 61 0 60.3 47 20 46 7 .235 1.12 3.78 3.94 4.9 0.5
80o 2.6 1.2 1.7 55 0 54.4 46 19 41 7 .249 1.20 4.16 4.35 2.1 0.2
70o 2.4 1 1.5 50 0 50.2 45 19 38 7 .258 1.27 4.45 4.64 0.4 0.0
60o 2.2 0.9 1.4 47 0 46.8 43 18 35 6 .267 1.32 4.69 4.91 -1.0 -0.1
50o 2 0.8 1.2 44 0 43.6 42 18 33 6 .274 1.38 4.92 5.15 -2.0 -0.2
40o 1.8 0.7 1.1 41 0 40.5 41 17 31 6 .282 1.43 5.16 5.4 -2.9 -0.3
30o 1.7 0.6 1 38 0 37.3 39 17 28 6 .291 1.49 5.41 5.67 -3.8 -0.4
20o 1.5 0.5 0.8 34 0 33.6 37 16 25 5 .301 1.57 5.72 6 -4.6 -0.5
10o 1.2 0.4 0.7 29 0 28.6 34 14 22 5 .315 1.67 6.15 6.46 -5.3 -0.6
Weighted Mean20.81.243043.04117336.2731.364.895.12-1.9-0.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the current favorite to challenge Ryan Webb in the all-time games-finished-without-a-save category?
(Gonny J from Parts Unknown )
There is no challenger, as far as I'm concerned. Technically it's George Kontos, but I think Webb stands alone now. The only way he loses it is if he returns to the majors himself and gets a save. (Darius Austin)
2012-10-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it better to keep Lincecum as an option out of the bullpen? Overall, how would you grade Bochy's handling of the SF bullpen w/o Wilson?
(Santi Cazorla from Sacramento)
I'll let Sam Miller pinch hit here, since he's been covering the Giants since the start of the postseason. Re: Lincecum: " It is an interesting option, but interesting options are often more fun for theorizing than in execution. While the Giants' bullpen can certainly use him, the alternative in the rotation--Barry Zito--is untenable."

And re: Bochy's bullpen work: "Bochy has been aggressive about going to his bullpen early, and his confidence in George Kontos seems to be growing by the game. His biggest error was in relying on the back end of his bullpen in game 1 of the NLDS, when the game was still very much in question (for a while). He's gotten good work from his three lefties by not limiting them to strict LOOGY work."

I like this. I should outsource all my chat answers. (Ben Lindbergh)


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