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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
8 72 63.7 4 4 2 4.95 0.5
Birth Date10-23-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age34 years, 0 months, 0 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
2010 ARI MLB 37 0 37.0 2 1 2 42 12 33 5 95 10.2 2.9 1.2 8.0 0% .325 1.46 4.12 5.35 84 3.18 71.9 0.7
2011 ARI MLB 34 0 25.7 2 2 0 31 13 15 4 98 10.9 4.6 1.4 5.3 0% .325 1.71 5.60 4.21 112 5.68 132.1 -0.3
2012 ARI MLB 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 106 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0% .400 3.00 6.13 9.00 91 3.64 83.4 0.0
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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-
2007 KNC A MDW 9 0 9.3 0 1 4 3 4 10 0 94 2.9 3.9 0.0 9.7 0% .150 0.75 2.43 0.97 86 2.68 54.9
2007 STO A+ CLF 11 0 14.0 0 0 0 16 15 13 2 100 10.3 9.6 1.3 8.4 0% .350 2.21 7.41 7.07 131 8.91 182.8
2008 STO A+ CLF 54 0 67.0 5 2 18 61 32 90 5 99 8.2 4.3 0.7 12.1 0% .316 1.39 3.62 3.36 83 3.90 79.8
2008 nsh Wnt HWB 5 0 5.7 0 1 0 11 4 5 0 17.4 6.3 0.0 7.9 0% .478 2.63 4.08 11.05 0 0.00 0.0
2009 MID AA TXS 27 0 29.3 0 2 11 23 9 26 1 128 7.1 2.8 0.3 8.0 0% .259 1.09 2.84 0.61 75 2.57 54.1
2009 SAC AAA PCL 28 0 32.3 2 3 3 27 21 33 1 92 7.5 5.9 0.3 9.2 0% .289 1.49 3.85 3.62 91 3.69 77.6
2009 PDD Wnt AFL 11 0 11.0 0 0 1 16 4 10 0 13.1 3.3 0.0 8.2 0% .390 1.82 3.51 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ARI MLB NL 37 0 37.0 2 1 2 42 12 33 5 95 10.2 2.9 1.2 8.0 0% .325 1.46 4.12 5.35 84 3.18 71.9
2010 SAC AAA PCL 22 0 28.7 2 0 6 22 9 28 1 6.9 2.8 0.3 8.8 0% .273 1.08 3.12 1.25 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ARI MLB NL 34 0 25.7 2 2 0 31 13 15 4 98 10.9 4.6 1.4 5.3 0% .325 1.71 5.60 4.21 112 5.68 132.1
2011 RNO AAA PCL 11 0 10.7 0 2 1 11 5 9 1 9.3 4.2 0.8 7.6 0% .303 1.50 4.99 5.06 97 3.59 73.3
2012 ARI MLB NL 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 106 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0% .400 3.00 6.13 9.00 91 3.64 83.4
2012 RNO AAA PCL 56 0 66.3 1 4 1 60 22 75 11 8.1 3.0 1.5 10.2 0% .290 1.24 4.59 4.07 85 2.96 61.6
2013 SWB AAA INT 35 0 52.3 1 1 3 38 23 65 3 6.5 4.0 0.5 11.2 0% .287 1.17 2.95 1.72 83 3.12 67.8
2014 ABQ AAA PCL 21 6 46.3 1 2 5 55 18 43 9 99 10.7 3.5 1.7 8.4 0% .338 1.58 5.65 6.41 117 4.67 98.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 626 0.4457 0.4489 0.7509 0.5771 0.3458 0.8696 0.5917 0.2491
2011 434 0.4309 0.4309 0.7861 0.5936 0.3077 0.9189 0.5921 0.2139
2012 9 0.4444 0.7778 0.7143 0.7500 0.8000 1.0000 0.5000 0.2857
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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
2014-06-16 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2011-05-22 2011-07-01 15-DL 40 37 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $
2013 NYA $
2011 ARI $417,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$417,000
2 yrTotal$417,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 91 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Houston 3/27/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/29/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Arizona 11/1/12.
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011).
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 6/15/10 (Conor Jackson deal). Contract purchased by Arizona 6/16/10.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2007 (3-120) (TCU). $0.2385M 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 Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 For those pitchers who do not profile in the top half of a major-league rotation or the back end of a bullpen, an annual goal is to simply secure a big-league paycheck for as much of the season as possible. In that regard, Demel's career is going backwards, with a three-year decline in innings pitched in the bigs that culminated in the single frame that he tossed in Arizona last season. Demel pitched admirably in Reno, with the best strikeout-to-walk ratio of his career, although a case of gopheritis sabotaged his ERA. Signed by the Astros, Demel has a chance to crack the Opening Day roster in Houston, though a poor spring would further extend his tour of the Pacific Coast League.
2012 Demelís 2011 season was a step back from his 2010 in more ways than one. Since his 2010 wasnít impressive to begin with, that step took him back to Triple-A. In 25 2/3 innings interspersed with a stint on the DL for shoulder tendinitis, a rehab assignment in Reno, and a subsequent demotion, Demelís K:BB ratio was less than half of what it had been the season before, lefties tattooed him to the tune of a .379/.500/.552 line, and his fastball was 3 mph slower. Another step in the same direction might take him off the 40-man roster.
2011 Acquired from the Athletics in the deal that sent Conor Jackson to Oakland, Demel has a rocket for an arm, but lacks an effective guidance system. Newly-appointed GM Kevin Towers has a knack for building bullpens, so although Demel is not guaranteed a spot on the major-league roster to start the season, his proven ability to dial the heater up to 97 mph and miss bats with it in the bigs should help him stick out from the other candidates.
2010 Short, stocky fireballer Sam Demel got to Triple-A, but he needs to find some way to balance his arm strength with better control.
2009 One of the stronger arms in the arms in the system, Sam Demel gets it up to 97 and has a plus slider, but he's still a few refinements away from being guaranteed a big-league career.

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