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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 393 379.3 16 24 133 3.51 0.9
Birth Date7-1-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 19 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
2008 SLN MLB 41 0 41.7 3 3 7 34 22 42 5 96 7.3 4.8 1.1 9.1 0% .271 1.34 4.30 3.46 99 4.64 98.9 0.3
2009 CLE 0 32 0 33.3 0 1 1 24 12 38 5 101 6.5 3.2 1.4 10.3 0% .253 1.08 4.15 4.32 103 3.65 78.2 0.6
2009 SLN 0 29 0 23.7 1 1 1 17 15 30 3 93 6.5 5.7 1.1 11.4 0% .255 1.35 4.44 4.18 76 2.18 46.7 0.8
2010 CLE MLB 63 0 63.0 2 2 23 40 28 61 4 106 5.7 4.0 0.6 8.7 0% .222 1.08 3.50 1.71 106 4.37 98.8 0.4
2011 CLE MLB 64 0 59.7 4 7 36 46 26 39 5 101 6.9 3.9 0.8 5.9 0% .234 1.21 4.30 3.32 124 5.67 131.8 -0.6
2012 CLE MLB 61 0 57.7 0 4 39 49 16 59 6 98 7.6 2.5 0.9 9.2 0% .270 1.13 3.28 3.59 96 3.92 89.8 0.6
2013 CLE MLB 54 0 54.0 5 3 25 56 21 54 11 100 9.3 3.5 1.8 9.0 0% .294 1.43 5.11 4.33 101 4.02 96.2 0.4
2014 LAN MLB 49 0 46.3 1 3 1 38 25 39 6 103 7.4 4.9 1.2 7.6 0% .256 1.36 5.04 4.27 129 7.14 175.0 -1.5
2009 TOT MLB 61 0 57.0 1 2 2 41 27 68 8 98 6.5 4.3 1.3 10.7 0% .000 1.19 4.27 4.26 91 3.04 65.1 1.4
CareerMLB3930379.31624133304165362451017.23.91.18.638%.2561.244.213.511064.62106.50.9

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-
2006 QUD A MDW 25 0 29.0 2 0 12 20 19 32 0 6.2 5.9 0.0 9.9 0% .282 1.34 3.47 1.86 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SFD AA TXS 39 0 40.7 2 0 27 17 28 62 3 102 3.8 6.2 0.7 13.7 0% .197 1.11 3.74 2.43 84 2.72 55.7
2007 MEM AAA PCL 15 0 14.0 0 1 8 6 13 15 2 101 3.9 8.4 1.3 9.6 0% .148 1.36 6.24 4.50 116 4.03 82.6
2007 ust Wnt AFL 3 0 2.0 0 1 0 2 5 2 0 9.0 22.5 0.0 9.0 0% .333 3.50 10.53 22.50 0 0.00 0.0
2008 SLN MLB NL 41 0 41.7 3 3 7 34 22 42 5 96 7.3 4.8 1.1 9.1 0% .271 1.34 4.30 3.46 99 4.64 98.9
2008 MEM AAA PCL 26 0 25.3 1 1 11 18 12 38 3 101 6.4 4.3 1.1 13.5 0% .294 1.19 3.56 3.20 75 2.60 53.3
2009 CLE MLB AL 32 0 33.3 0 1 1 24 12 38 5 101 6.5 3.2 1.4 10.3 0% .253 1.08 4.15 4.32 103 3.65 78.2
2009 SLN MLB NL 29 0 23.7 1 1 1 17 15 30 3 93 6.5 5.7 1.1 11.4 0% .255 1.35 4.44 4.18 76 2.18 46.7
2009 MEM AAA PCL 3 0 4.0 1 0 2 0 3 4 0 75 0.0 6.8 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.75 3.70 0.00 96 3.16 66.5
2010 CLE MLB AL 63 0 63.0 2 2 23 40 28 61 4 106 5.7 4.0 0.6 8.7 0% .222 1.08 3.50 1.71 106 4.37 98.8
2011 CLE MLB AL 64 0 59.7 4 7 36 46 26 39 5 101 6.9 3.9 0.8 5.9 0% .234 1.21 4.30 3.32 124 5.67 131.8
2012 CLE MLB AL 61 0 57.7 0 4 39 49 16 59 6 98 7.6 2.5 0.9 9.2 0% .270 1.13 3.28 3.59 96 3.92 89.8
2013 CLE MLB AL 54 0 54.0 5 3 25 56 21 54 11 100 9.3 3.5 1.8 9.0 0% .294 1.43 5.11 4.33 101 4.02 96.2
2013 LKC A MID 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 112 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% 1.000 2.00 1.33 0.00 71 2.15 46.7
2013 MHV A- NYP 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.09 0.00 85 3.15 68.4
2013 AKR AA EAS 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 5 0 2 3 45.0 0.0 27.0 18.0 0% 1.000 5.00 41.32 45.00 156 10.16 220.9
2014 LAN MLB NL 49 0 46.3 1 3 1 38 25 39 6 103 7.4 4.9 1.2 7.6 0% .256 1.36 5.04 4.27 129 7.14 175.0
2014 RCU A+ CAL 4 2 5.0 0 1 0 6 1 2 0 91 10.8 1.8 0.0 3.6 0% .353 1.40 3.53 9.00 103 5.23 110.7
2015 CSP AAA PCL 6 0 7.7 0 0 0 14 4 3 1 16.4 4.7 1.2 3.5 0% .406 2.35 6.07 9.39 121 7.16 157.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 743 0.5478 0.4388 0.7638 0.6118 0.2292 0.7952 0.6623 0.2362
2009 962 0.5447 0.4231 0.7617 0.5630 0.2557 0.8339 0.5714 0.2383
2010 1050 0.5743 0.4286 0.7956 0.5605 0.2506 0.8462 0.6429 0.2044
2011 965 0.5617 0.4135 0.8396 0.5793 0.2009 0.8758 0.7059 0.1604
2012 966 0.5787 0.4534 0.7763 0.6029 0.2482 0.8398 0.5644 0.2237
2013 884 0.5204 0.4186 0.7919 0.5717 0.2524 0.8289 0.7009 0.2081
2014 825 0.4921 0.4339 0.7821 0.6379 0.2363 0.8417 0.6263 0.2179
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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
2014-08-04 2014-09-01 15-DL 28 25 Right Ankle Bone Spur -
2013-05-27 2013-06-27 15-DL 31 28 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2013-04-28 2013-04-28 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-02-27 2013-03-25 Camp 26 0 Right Shoulder Strain Subscapularis - -
2012-02-25 2012-03-29 Camp 33 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-03-28 2011-03-28 Camp 0 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2009-10-07 2009-10-07 Off 0 0 Left Ankle Surgery Os Trigonum Removal 2009-10-07
2009-03-13 2009-03-25 Camp 12 0 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2009-03-08 2009-03-10 Camp 2 0 Left Foot Inflammation Cortisone Injection -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIL $
2014 LAN $2,300,000
2013 CLE $7,300,000
2012 CLE $4,500,000
2011 CLE $2,225,000
2010 CLE $423,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$16,748,800
5 yrTotal$16,748,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 136 dCAA (Nez Balelo)1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/4/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Released, re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 3/31/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/23/13. May earn as much as $8M in performance bonuses, including $0.5M each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games.
  • 1 year/$7.3M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Released by Cleveland 10/31/13.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.225M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4238M (2010). Re-signed 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/30/09. Recalled 4/15/09. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 6/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by St. Louis 5/16/08. Optioned to Triple-A 7/17/08. Recalled 8/6/08.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2006 (1s-42) (Miami). $0.8M 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
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some under the radar guys who are available in most leagues that you could see taking over a closer role at some point this season?
(Chris from NY)
Chris Perez on the Dodgers (he has moved past Brian Wilson in my opinion). Santiago Casilla on the Giants if Romo's arm falls off. I still like someone besides Tommy Hunter eventually getting saves in Baltimore. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which is the best short-term play; Detwiler, Withrow, Chris Perez or Broxton? I'm leaning towards Detwiler because he just might return to starting.
(GaryJohnson from The Beach)
It's possible that Detwiler returns to starting, but it feels like Withrow is having more of a breakout this year. Our hunch is that if Detwiler does start again, it would probably be on another team. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you say there is a strong correlation between how rich a team is and their propensity to overspend in the free agent market?
(hotstatrat from Toronto, O.)
Yes, but it's not 1-to-1. If a mid-market team needs a player to fill a role, they might be led to splurge-say, if the Indians, who need a closer to replace Chris Perez, If they can't work out a trade and if nobody on the current roster seems ready, they could overspend. (Kevin Kerrane)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see closing for the Indians on opening day 2014?
(Jeff from IL)
This wouldn't be my choice, but I suspect the Tribe tenders Chris Perez a contract/offers him arbitration. My guess is Perez, even though I wouldn't like this decision. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be really nervous with Chris Perez and Addison Reed as my incumbent closers? thanks! (Target Wilhelmsen instead?)
(Chin Music from Vancouver)
I like Reed more than Perez and would rather have Wilhelmesen than Perez (Jason Collette)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Perez went from being a lock to be dealt to looking like the Tribe's opening day closer. Will he be moved as soon as they are out of the race?
(Carlester from Seaboard)
The Perez trade market does seem awfully quiet now, Carlester, though we can't rule-out this being the calm before the storm. If the Indians don't surprise and are out of the race by the trade deadline, I do think he'll be wearing a different uniform in the second half. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite players to deal with, both past or present?
(Gerald from Savannah)
Geez. That's a tough one because there are so many good guys I have dealt with in 24 years of covering baseball. I hate to leave people out but some of my favorites would have to include Sean Casey, John Burkett, Jay Bell, Craig Wilson, Jason Schmidt, Michael Barrett from the past. From the present: Jason Bay, Cole Hamels, Carlos Pena, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips, Nyjer Morgan, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Adam Jones, Max Scherzer, Don Kelly, Chris Perez, Adam Dunn, Matt Capps, Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Kinsler. (John Perrotto)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Chris Perez have the goods to be a solid Closer in the years (months) ahead for the Indians?
(Tony from Boston, MA)
I don't think he'll be as frustrating as Kerry Wood has been, but he's not an elite option for the position. He will however pick up saves, and if that's what you need, he should deliver. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much would it cost for someone to build me a time machine, then I send my Dad back in time to NOT take the job at the Akron Beacon Journal, and then I don't grow up in Akron and don't become a Cleveland fan and then I don't feel like hopping on a plane, flying to Cleveland, and doing something ill-advised to the entire Indians roster (shaving Chris Perez' head, tying Luis Valbuena in a sack, turning Russ Branyan into a newt, etc.)? This is feasible, right? My spleen ... my spleen is weeping inconsolably. I used to love my spleen. I feel like a bad caretaker.
(buffum from Austin TX)
You actually just won the Internet. The whole thing. (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a decent chance Ryan Franklin stays Cardinals closer the whole year? If not him, is Chris Perez and not Motte the likely top candidate?
(Rob from Dallas, TX)
I rank the Cards' relievers Perez, McClellan, Motte, Kinney, Franklin. I don't know that any of them will hold the closer's job long enough to be fantasy-viable. Franklin looks like last year's George Sherrill to me. (Joe Sheehan)


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