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Al Alburquerque PBlue Jays

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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-10-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 9 months, 12 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
2011 DET MLB 41 0 43.3 6 1 0 21 29 67 0 106 4.4 6.0 0.0 13.9 58% .250 1.15 2.11 1.87 70 2.29 53.2 1.3
2012 DET MLB 8 0 13.3 0 0 0 6 8 18 0 108 4.1 5.4 0.0 12.2 67% .222 1.05 2.14 0.68 56 2.13 48.8 0.4
2013 DET MLB 53 0 49.0 4 3 0 39 34 70 5 100 7.2 6.2 0.9 12.9 40% .312 1.49 3.74 4.59 99 3.62 86.7 0.6
2014 DET MLB 72 0 57.3 3 1 1 46 21 63 7 108 7.2 3.3 1.1 9.9 46% .275 1.17 3.80 2.51 88 3.35 82.2 0.8
2015 DET MLB 67 0 62.0 4 1 0 63 33 58 4 103 9.1 4.8 0.6 8.4 50% .337 1.55 3.71 4.21 97 4.32 100.8 0.3
2016 ANA MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 98 9.0 9.0 4.5 4.5 67% .125 2.00 11.60 4.50 100 4.79 106.0 0.0
2017 CHA 0 10 0 8.0 0 1 0 3 2 5 0 108 3.4 2.3 0.0 5.6 55% .136 0.63 2.63 1.13 103 5.27 112.1 0.0
2017 KCA 0 11 0 10.0 0 1 0 7 6 9 0 100 6.3 5.4 0.0 8.1 59% .259 1.30 3.13 3.60 80 3.46 73.7 0.2
2017 TOT MLB 21 0 18.0 0 2 0 10 8 14 0 104 5.0 4.0 0.0 7.0 57% .204 1.00 2.91 2.50 89 4.26 90.8 0.2
CareerMLB2640245.01781187135291171046.95.00.610.750%.2861.313.383.16883.4781.73.5

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-
2011 DET MLB AL 41 0 43.3 6 1 0 21 29 67 0 106 4.4 6.0 0.0 13.9 58% .250 1.15 2.11 1.87 70 2.29 53.2
2011 TOL AAA INT 4 0 4.7 0 0 0 5 2 10 0 99 9.6 3.9 0.0 19.3 33% .556 1.50 0.87 1.93 0 0.00 0.0
2011 AGU Wnt LID 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 DET MLB AL 8 0 13.3 0 0 0 6 8 18 0 108 4.1 5.4 0.0 12.2 67% .222 1.05 2.14 0.68 56 2.13 48.8
2012 LAK A+ FSL 4 3 3.3 0 0 0 5 1 9 1 113 13.5 2.7 2.7 24.3 0% .800 1.80 2.79 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TOL AAA INT 9 0 10.7 1 0 0 9 4 18 1 100 7.6 3.4 0.8 15.2 43% .364 1.22 2.40 1.69 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DET MLB AL 53 0 49.0 4 3 0 39 34 70 5 100 7.2 6.2 0.9 12.9 40% .312 1.49 3.74 4.59 99 3.62 86.7
2013 TOL AAA INT 10 0 14.3 0 1 1 9 13 27 2 98 5.7 8.2 1.3 17.0 17% .318 1.53 3.96 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2014 DET MLB AL 72 0 57.3 3 1 1 46 21 63 7 108 7.2 3.3 1.1 9.9 46% .275 1.17 3.80 2.51 88 3.35 82.2
2015 DET MLB AL 67 0 62.0 4 1 0 63 33 58 4 103 9.1 4.8 0.6 8.4 50% .337 1.55 3.71 4.21 97 4.32 100.8
2016 ANA MLB AL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 98 9.0 9.0 4.5 4.5 67% .125 2.00 11.60 4.50 100 4.79 106.0
2016 SLC AAA PCL 24 0 23.7 1 0 8 24 13 26 0 9.1 4.9 0.0 9.9 37% .353 1.56 3.17 3.80 88 2.94 64.4
2016 TAC AAA PCL 6 0 6.0 0 1 0 9 4 6 1 13.5 6.0 1.5 9.0 40% .421 2.17 5.88 6.00 97 3.38 74.1
2016 ANG Rk AZL 4 3 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 97 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 73% .273 0.75 2.61 0.00 104 4.68 99.3
2017 CHA MLB AL 10 0 8.0 0 1 0 3 2 5 0 108 3.4 2.3 0.0 5.6 55% .136 0.63 2.63 1.13 103 5.27 112.1
2017 KCA MLB AL 11 0 10.0 0 1 0 7 6 9 0 100 6.3 5.4 0.0 8.1 59% .259 1.30 3.13 3.60 80 3.46 73.7
2017 CHR AAA INT 10 0 11.7 0 0 2 10 5 15 3 7.7 3.9 2.3 11.6 54% .280 1.29 5.38 4.63 77 2.93 62.4
2017 OMA AAA PCL 22 0 26.0 2 1 3 21 5 28 0 7.3 1.7 0.0 9.7 51% .284 1.00 2.14 2.08 84 2.76 58.2
2018 BUF AAA INT 25 0 28.7 1 1 4 34 8 27 3 10.7 2.5 0.9 8.5 51% .365 1.47 3.64 3.77 91 3.55 75.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 748 0.4425 0.3850 0.5660 0.4924 0.2998 0.7669 0.3040 0.4340
2012 228 0.4211 0.4167 0.5474 0.5313 0.3333 0.6863 0.3864 0.4526
2013 860 0.4453 0.4267 0.6185 0.5352 0.3396 0.8098 0.3765 0.3815
2014 952 0.4779 0.4475 0.6808 0.5604 0.3441 0.8118 0.4854 0.3192
2015 1065 0.4629 0.4319 0.7261 0.5801 0.3042 0.8322 0.5517 0.2739
2016 48 0.4375 0.4375 0.7143 0.6667 0.2593 0.7143 0.7143 0.2857
2017 266 0.4850 0.4511 0.7083 0.6357 0.2774 0.8049 0.5000 0.2917
Career41670.45790.42640.65380.55250.31920.80010.44550.3462

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
2013-04-25 2013-04-29 DTD 4 4 - Hip Soreness - -
2012-03-26 2012-08-23 60-DL 150 123 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Non-union Stress Fracture with Screw Inserted 2011-12-16 -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Non-union Stress Fracture with Screw Inserted 2011-12-16 -
2011-12-15 2011-12-15 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Non-union Stress Fracture with Screw Inserted 2011-12-16 -
2011-09-15 2011-09-22 DTD 7 6 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -
2011-08-10 2011-09-04 15-DL 25 24 Left Head Concussion Batted Ball Before Game with Some Internal Bleeding - -
2011-07-25 2011-08-04 DTD 10 9 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-06-30 2011-07-16 15-DL 16 12 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2011-06-11 2011-06-13 DTD 2 2 Right Forearm Tightness -
2010-05-29 2010-08-01 Minors 64 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-04-05 2008-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Shoulder Tear - -
2007-08-22 2007-09-05 Minors 14 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2007-04-22 2007-05-18 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-08-04 2006-09-05 Minors 32 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2005-06-05 2005-09-05 Minors 92 55 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TOR $
2017 KCA $
2016 ANA $
2015 DET $1,725,000
2014 DET $837,500
2013 DET $500,000
2012 DET $495,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,557,500
4 yrTotal$3,557,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 45 dMDR Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/18/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 7/3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Kansas City 5/10/17. DFA by Kansas City 5/21/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/23/17. Contract selected by Kansas City 7/3/17. DFA by Kansas City 7/24/17. Released 7/29/17 (refused assignment). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 8/4/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/8/17. Non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/1/17.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2016). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/19/16. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 30, 35 innings pitched. $50,000 each for 40, 45, 50 IP. $75,000 each for 55, 60 IP. $0.1M for 65, 70 IP. DFA by LA Angels 5/21/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/24/16. Contract selected by LA Angels 6/13/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/8/16. Released by LA Angels 8/13/16. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 8/23/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2015). Re-signed by Detroit 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $2.05M-$1.375M). Performance bonus: $12,500 for 75 appearances. Non-tendered by Detroit 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$0.8375M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/19/10 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/09. Re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 2.4 1.2 0.3 49 0 50.3 42 18 43 5 .260 1.20 3.53 3.7 7.2 0.8
80o 2.1 1 0.2 43 0 44.4 40 18 38 5 .275 1.30 3.92 4.11 4.4 0.5
70o 1.9 0.8 0.2 39 0 40.2 38 17 35 5 .285 1.37 4.20 4.42 2.7 0.3
60o 1.7 0.7 0.2 36 0 36.8 37 16 32 5 .295 1.43 4.45 4.69 1.4 0.2
50o 1.5 0.6 0.1 33 0 33.7 35 15 29 5 .303 1.49 4.69 4.94 0.4 0.0
40o 1.4 0.5 0.1 30 0 30.6 33 15 26 4 .312 1.56 4.93 5.2 -0.5 -0.1
30o 1.2 0.5 0.1 27 0 27.4 31 14 23 4 .321 1.63 5.19 5.48 -1.2 -0.1
20o 1 0.4 0.1 23 0 23.8 28 12 20 4 .332 1.71 5.50 5.81 -1.9 -0.2
10o 0.8 0.3 0.1 18 0 18.9 24 11 16 3 .347 1.83 5.95 6.29 -2.5 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.50.60.132033.03415284.3011.484.664.910.50.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Love these chats. Al Alburquerque -- Is he as good as he seems? Do you see him closing someday -- perhaps next year if Tigers do not pick up the 9 million dollar option on Velarde?
(thresh50 from boston)
A lot of scouts think he's pitching over his head but I've seen him three times this season and he's just blown people away. I'd be tempted to make him my closer next year if I'm the Tigers. (John Perrotto)


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