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Al Alburquerque PBlue Jays

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-10-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82014
0.32015
-0.02016
0.12017
0.22018
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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
2011 DET MLB 41 0 43.3 6 1 0 21 29 67 0 .257 106 4.4 6.0 0.0 13.9 58% .250 .187 1.15 2.11 1.87 69 2.29 53.2 1.3
2012 DET MLB 8 0 13.3 0 0 0 6 8 18 0 .258 108 4.0 5.4 0.0 12.2 67% .222 .191 1.05 2.14 0.68 55 2.13 48.8 0.4
2013 DET MLB 53 0 49.0 4 3 0 39 34 70 5 .262 100 7.2 6.2 0.9 12.9 40% .312 .253 1.49 3.74 4.59 98 3.62 86.7 0.6
2014 DET MLB 72 0 57.3 3 1 1 46 21 63 7 .259 108 7.2 3.3 1.1 9.9 46% .275 .235 1.17 3.80 2.51 87 3.35 82.2 0.8
2015 DET MLB 67 0 62.0 4 1 0 63 33 58 4 .258 103 9.1 4.8 0.6 8.4 50% .337 .261 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 .255 98 9.0 9.0 4.5 4.5 67% .125 .412 2.00 11.60 4.50 99 5.01 110.9 -0.0
2017 CHA 0 10 0 8.0 0 1 0 3 2 5 0 .251 108 3.4 2.2 0.0 5.6 55% .136 .133 0.62 2.63 1.12 102 5.72 121.7 -0.0
2017 KCA 0 11 0 10.0 0 1 0 7 6 9 0 .261 100 6.3 5.4 0.0 8.1 59% .259 .193 1.30 3.13 3.60 78 3.46 73.7 0.2
2017 TOT MLB 21 0 18.0 0 2 0 10 8 14 0 .257 104 5.0 4.0 0.0 7.0 57% .204 .168 1.00 2.91 2.50 88 4.47 95.1 0.1
CareerMLB2640245.0178118713529117.2591046.95.00.610.750%.286.2321.313.383.16873.4982.03.5

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 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-
2011 DET MLB 41 0 43.3 6 1 0 21 29 67 0 .257 106 4.4 6.0 0.0 13.9 58% .250 .187 1.15 2.11 1.87 69 2.29 53.2
2011 TOL AAA 4 0 4.7 0 0 0 5 2 10 0 .268 99 9.6 3.9 0.0 19.3 33% .556 .234 1.50 0.87 1.93 0 0.00 0.0
2011 AGU Wnt 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 DET MLB 8 0 13.3 0 0 0 6 8 18 0 .258 108 4.0 5.4 0.0 12.2 67% .222 .191 1.05 2.14 0.68 55 2.13 48.8
2012 LAK A+ 4 3 3.3 0 0 0 5 1 9 1 .239 113 13.5 2.7 2.7 24.3 0% .800 .290 1.80 2.79 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TOL AAA 9 0 10.7 1 0 0 9 4 18 1 .249 100 7.6 3.4 0.8 15.2 43% .364 .232 1.22 2.40 1.69 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DET MLB 53 0 49.0 4 3 0 39 34 70 5 .262 100 7.2 6.2 0.9 12.9 40% .312 .253 1.49 3.74 4.59 98 3.62 86.7
2013 TOL AAA 10 0 14.3 0 1 1 9 13 27 2 .254 98 5.7 8.2 1.3 17.0 17% .318 .235 1.53 3.96 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2014 DET MLB 72 0 57.3 3 1 1 46 21 63 7 .259 108 7.2 3.3 1.1 9.9 46% .275 .235 1.17 3.80 2.51 87 3.35 82.2
2015 DET MLB 67 0 62.0 4 1 0 63 33 58 4 .258 103 9.1 4.8 0.6 8.4 50% .337 .261 1.55 3.71 4.21 97 4.32 100.8
2016 ANA MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 .255 98 9.0 9.0 4.5 4.5 67% .125 .412 2.00 11.60 4.50 99 5.01 110.9
2016 SLC AAA 24 0 23.7 1 0 8 24 13 26 0 .272 9.1 4.9 0.0 9.9 37% .353 .268 1.56 3.17 3.80 0 0.00 0.0
2016 TAC AAA 6 0 6.0 0 1 0 9 4 6 1 .280 13.5 6.0 1.5 9.0 40% .421 .357 2.17 5.88 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2016 ANG Rk 4 3 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 .276 97 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 73% .273 .135 0.75 2.61 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2017 CHA MLB 10 0 8.0 0 1 0 3 2 5 0 .251 108 3.4 2.2 0.0 5.6 55% .136 .133 0.62 2.63 1.12 102 5.72 121.7
2017 KCA MLB 11 0 10.0 0 1 0 7 6 9 0 .261 100 6.3 5.4 0.0 8.1 59% .259 .193 1.30 3.13 3.60 78 3.46 73.7
2017 CHR AAA 10 0 11.7 0 0 2 10 5 15 3 .268 7.7 3.9 2.3 11.6 54% .280 .282 1.29 5.38 4.63 0 0.00 0.0
2017 OMA AAA 22 0 26.0 2 1 3 21 5 28 0 .267 7.3 1.7 0.0 9.7 51% .284 .208 1.00 2.14 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2018 BUF AAA 25 0 28.7 1 1 4 34 8 27 3 .251 10.7 2.5 0.9 8.5 51% .365 .282 1.47 3.64 3.77 91 3.73 75.5

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
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
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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
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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .243 .329 .430 .278
11 vs R (Multi) .243 .344 .304 .244
18 Split (Multi) .000 -.015 .126 .034
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .200 .200 .800 .462
31 vs R (2016) .200 .429 .200 .376
38 Split (2016) .000 -.229 .600 .087
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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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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