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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-14-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 9 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.72014
1.62015
1.62016
1.22017
0.52018
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 SDN MLB 72 0 75.0 2 4 1 62 31 93 3 .266 86 7.4 3.7 0.4 11.2 47% .314 .218 1.24 2.45 3.24 64 2.58 55.4 2.2
2010 SDN MLB 80 0 78.3 4 7 2 47 18 89 8 .269 84 5.4 2.1 0.9 10.2 48% .215 .186 0.83 2.88 3.22 69 2.32 52.5 2.3
2011 SDN MLB 61 0 55.7 3 3 0 57 19 34 2 .258 91 9.2 3.1 0.3 5.5 52% .299 .261 1.37 3.36 2.75 97 4.69 109.0 0.0
2012 SDN MLB 77 0 71.7 2 0 9 57 21 72 7 .262 94 7.2 2.6 0.9 9.0 53% .262 .233 1.09 3.39 2.39 76 2.71 62.2 1.8
2013 SDN MLB 73 0 66.3 6 8 4 49 18 64 3 .259 99 6.6 2.4 0.4 8.7 47% .257 .212 1.01 2.67 2.71 78 2.84 68.0 1.4
2014 OAK MLB 72 0 72.3 5 5 3 58 15 59 6 .267 94 7.2 1.9 0.7 7.3 54% .256 .229 1.01 3.27 2.12 89 2.61 64.0 1.7
2015 HOU MLB 64 0 61.0 7 3 31 48 10 59 5 .267 102 7.1 1.5 0.7 8.7 62% .264 .207 0.95 2.82 3.10 78 2.48 58.0 1.6
2016 HOU MLB 59 0 57.7 4 3 15 38 18 67 5 .264 98 5.9 2.8 0.8 10.5 62% .239 .213 0.97 2.94 3.28 73 2.51 55.6 1.6
2017 HOU MLB 65 0 61.0 2 3 1 62 20 70 13 .262 103 9.1 3.0 1.9 10.3 49% .306 .264 1.34 4.59 4.57 82 3.40 72.4 1.2
CareerMLB6230599.035366647817060752.264947.22.60.89.152%.268.2241.083.133.02782.8665.313.8

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 SDN MLB 72 0 75.0 2 4 1 62 31 93 3 .266 86 7.4 3.7 0.4 11.2 47% .314 .218 1.24 2.45 3.24 64 2.58 55.4
2010 SDN MLB 80 0 78.3 4 7 2 47 18 89 8 .269 84 5.4 2.1 0.9 10.2 48% .215 .186 0.83 2.88 3.22 69 2.32 52.5
2011 SDN MLB 61 0 55.7 3 3 0 57 19 34 2 .258 91 9.2 3.1 0.3 5.5 52% .299 .261 1.37 3.36 2.75 97 4.69 109.0
2011 TUC AAA 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 .264 82 20.2 13.5 0.0 13.5 60% .600 .416 3.75 5.28 20.25 103 5.78 109.7
2012 SDN MLB 77 0 71.7 2 0 9 57 21 72 7 .262 94 7.2 2.6 0.9 9.0 53% .262 .233 1.09 3.39 2.39 76 2.71 62.2
2013 SDN MLB 73 0 66.3 6 8 4 49 18 64 3 .259 99 6.6 2.4 0.4 8.7 47% .257 .212 1.01 2.67 2.71 78 2.84 68.0
2013 USA int 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 1.63 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 OAK MLB 72 0 72.3 5 5 3 58 15 59 6 .267 94 7.2 1.9 0.7 7.3 54% .256 .229 1.01 3.27 2.12 89 2.61 64.0
2015 HOU MLB 64 0 61.0 7 3 31 48 10 59 5 .267 102 7.1 1.5 0.7 8.7 62% .264 .207 0.95 2.82 3.10 78 2.48 58.0
2016 HOU MLB 59 0 57.7 4 3 15 38 18 67 5 .264 98 5.9 2.8 0.8 10.5 62% .239 .213 0.97 2.94 3.28 73 2.51 55.6
2017 HOU MLB 65 0 61.0 2 3 1 62 20 70 13 .262 103 9.1 3.0 1.9 10.3 49% .306 .264 1.34 4.59 4.57 82 3.40 72.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1131 0.5128 0.4739 0.6399 0.5707 0.3721 0.8066 0.3707 0.3601
2010 1093 0.5069 0.4904 0.6698 0.5993 0.3785 0.8193 0.4265 0.3302
2011 863 0.4623 0.4809 0.7446 0.6241 0.3578 0.8554 0.5783 0.2554
2012 1080 0.4426 0.4741 0.6563 0.5774 0.3920 0.8261 0.4576 0.3438
2013 947 0.4256 0.4667 0.6878 0.5558 0.4007 0.8571 0.5138 0.3122
2014 992 0.4627 0.4778 0.7046 0.5904 0.3809 0.8635 0.4926 0.2954
2015 862 0.4466 0.5116 0.6893 0.6208 0.4235 0.8661 0.4802 0.3107
2016 844 0.3957 0.4775 0.5682 0.5838 0.4078 0.8154 0.3365 0.4318
2017 960 0.4094 0.4740 0.6440 0.6183 0.3739 0.8560 0.4009 0.3560
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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
2012-03-23 2012-03-29 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-06-07 2011-07-05 15-DL 28 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-02-28 2011-03-03 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-06-08 2009-07-06 15-DL 28 25 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-04-12 2008-04-22 Minors 10 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 SLN $1,000,000
2019 SLN $5,000,000
2018 SLN $5,000,000
2017 HOU $6,250,000
2016 HOU $6,750,000
2015 HOU $6,000,000
2014 OAK $5,065,000
2013 SDN $3,200,000
2012 SDN $1,550,000
2011 SDN $447,800
2010 SDN $416,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$29,679,300
2018Current$5,000,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$34,679,300
2 yrFuture$6,000,000
11 yrTotal$40,679,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 0 dO'Connell Sports2 years/$11M (2018-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 2 years/$11M (2018-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/12/17. 18:$5M, 19:$5M, 20:$5M club option ($1M buyout). 2020 option guaranteed at $6M with 60 games pitched in 2018 or 130 games pitched in 2018-19 combined. Annual performance bonuses: $1M based on games finished.
  • 3 years/$18.5M (2015-17). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/10/14. 15:$6M, 16:$6.25M, 17:$6.25M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 45, 50, 55, 57 games finished. 2017 salary increases by $0.5M with 100 GF combined in 2015-16.
  • 1 year/$5.065M (2014). Signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 1/28/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/3/13.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4478M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Acquired by San Diego in trade from St. Louis 3/23/09 (player to be name in 12/4/08 Khalil Greene deal).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2006 (28-856) (St. Xavier University, Ill.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .222 .302 .365 .239
11 vs R (Multi) .180 .214 .299 .192
18 Split (Multi) .042 .088 .066 .048
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .212 .322 .424 .264
31 vs R (2016) .156 .183 .257 .163
38 Split (2016) .056 .139 .167 .100
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-02-06 15:00:00 (link to chat)What is the chance Luke Gregerson actually gets 20+ saves?
(Tatt Mhompson from St. Louis)
40%? Seems to be the front-runner but he doesn't have that proven closer reputation that makes you think they're just going to automatically run him out there, and has spent most of his career in setup-type roles. I think he's still the most likely to get saves, but I'm not so sure about it that I'm willing to go over 50%. (Darius Austin)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)thanks for Madson response...if i deal him, i have Cody Allen, Colome, Dyson, Ken Giles. that ok in deep mixed? odds Giles overtakes Gregorson?
(Frank from Brooklyn)
I think that's enough for a bullpen in that format.

I think Luke Gregerson holds the job if he performs. 35 percent chance Giles takes the job by year's end. (Mike Gianella)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think it would cost KC if they were to acquire Gattis and what do you think Holland could return them?
(GS1 from Kentucky)
GS1, I don't see the Braves moving Gattis now that they've traded Heyward; that move seems to have cleared left field for Gattis so that Christian Bethancourt could get the lion's share of the time at catcher. The Braves seem more likely to sign a free agent starting pitcher or two, so my guess is that if the Royals wanted to acquire Gattis, they'd need to send a rotation-ready arm to Atlanta.

Some closer-needy teams might be over the moon to get Holland, especially since he's controllable beyond 2015. Blue-chip prospects could definitely be in play if Moore chose to go that route, and useful outfielders might, too. Remember, the Padres got Seth Smith from the A's for Luke Gregerson last offseason, and Holland is both far better and younger than Gregerson. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Collette, who would you add to this list of the best relief pitching options (no closers) for ratios: Kenlay Jansen, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyuji Fujikawa.
(RP producers from USA)
Jake McGee, Luke Gregerson, Mark Melancon (Jason Collette)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chaces that Dale Thayer becomes the Padres' closer this season? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
If Huston Street is traded at or before the deadline, as expected, Thayer probably returns to that role. Luke Gregerson is a better pitcher, but his platoon splits against left-handed hitters (.413 OBP against this year) are a concern when you can't play matchups. Assuming Bud Black doesn't go to a committee, Thayer has a strong chance of seeing more save chances down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
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)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Care to gush about how studly the Pads' bullpen is? They remind me of the stacked Angels pen of ought-two.
(Functionary from Grey Cubicle, DC)
Well, the other night was a great example. They used four relievers--Ernesto Frieri, Joe Thatcher, Edward Mujica and Tim Stauffer--for three scoreless innings of relief. None of those three relievers are the key pieces in the bullpen (Heath Bell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson). Their "worst" reliever by ERA is Mujica, who has a K/BB of 11.6 thanks to 58 strikeouts and just five walks. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)D'oh! Addendum: Care to expand on your praise of Heath Bell, Mike Adams, and Luke Gregerson, and add lauds and exultates for Joe Thatcher and Edward Mujica?
(Functionary from Grey Cubicle, DC)
Joe Thatcher missed the beginning of the season, but in the 27 1/3 innings since he's returned, he's held lefties to a line of .149/.212/.255. Mujica is a beast in the K/BB department as I said. He's given up some homers but seems to have that little problem under control lately, and is flat out dominant at times despite being a back-end option.

Bell walks some hitters sometimes, but most of the hits against him are dinky singles, and he can bring it and whiffs plenty of batters. The only closer I trust more than Bell is Mariano Rivera. Luke Gregerson and Mike Adams would be closing for most of the other teams in baseball--even when Gregerson walks batters he's an ace reliever, but this year he's got the walks under control. This is not a Petco bullpen, this is a pen full of really, really good pitchers. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Heath Bell will be traded by _____. My two favorite 8th inning guys that will soon become closers are ______ and ____.
(Tad Lucky from Vegas)
July. Mike Adams or Luke Gregerson, maybe? I thought Ryan Madson would be one of the answers to that question, but now he's out for 8 weeks thanks to a temper tantrum. Poor form, Mr. Madson. Someone should have tazed him before he made contact with that chair. (Marc Normandin)


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