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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
8 7 7 0 1 0 5.14 0.1
Birth Date1-6-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 14 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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 MIN MLB 5 0 4.7 0 1 0 6 5 5 1 110 11.6 9.6 1.9 9.6 0% .357 2.36 6.90 7.71 120 4.66 105.2 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 112 0.0 7.7 0.0 11.6 0% .000 0.86 3.06 0.00 98 2.65 61.5 0.1
CareerMLB707.001067811117.79.01.310.326%.2781.865.625.141143.9990.60.1

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 BLT A MDW 21 0 24.3 1 1 10 15 9 39 0 94 5.6 3.3 0.0 14.4 0% .306 0.99 1.32 1.48 62 2.33 47.8
2007 ELZ Rk APL 6 0 7.3 0 0 4 2 1 10 0 102 2.5 1.2 0.0 12.3 0% .154 0.41 1.42 2.47 61 1.00 20.6
2008 FTM A+ FSL 51 0 71.0 4 1 25 43 24 110 0 96 5.5 3.0 0.0 13.9 0% .301 0.94 1.25 1.01 54 2.44 50.0
2008 PDD Wnt AFL 12 0 10.0 0 0 1 14 7 10 0 12.6 6.3 0.0 9.0 0% .400 2.10 4.62 8.10 0 0.00 0.0
2009 NBR AA EAS 51 0 65.3 4 2 25 46 32 93 5 92 6.3 4.4 0.7 12.8 0% .297 1.19 2.84 2.48 74 2.77 58.2
2009 ROC AAA INT 11 0 15.7 0 2 4 11 8 19 0 105 6.3 4.6 0.0 10.9 0% .306 1.21 2.25 3.44 77 3.16 66.4
2010 MIN MLB AL 5 0 4.7 0 1 0 6 5 5 1 110 11.6 9.6 1.9 9.6 0% .357 2.36 6.90 7.71 120 4.66 105.2
2010 ROC AAA INT 54 0 65.3 2 2 17 41 32 74 5 5.7 4.4 0.7 10.2 0% .235 1.12 3.53 2.21 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIN MLB AL 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 112 0.0 7.7 0.0 11.6 0% .000 0.86 3.06 0.00 98 2.65 61.5
2011 ROC AAA INT 27 0 37.0 3 2 1 27 16 42 4 6.6 3.9 1.0 10.2 0% .256 1.16 3.91 2.92 96 3.60 73.5
2011 MAZ Wnt LMP 16 0 15.3 0 1 2 8 5 19 0 4.7 2.9 0.0 11.2 0% .229 0.85 1.27 1.76 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ROC AAA INT 31 0 36.3 1 0 14 26 18 56 1 6.4 4.5 0.2 13.9 0% .325 1.21 1.92 1.24 64 2.95 61.4
2012 TWI Rk GCL 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 6.8 3.4 0.0 10.1 0% .333 1.13 2.30 3.38 82 3.50 72.9
2012 MAZ Wnt LMP 21 0 22.0 0 1 6 25 10 22 2 10.2 4.1 0.8 9.0 0% .343 1.59 3.76 3.68 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ROC AAA INT 14 0 13.3 0 4 2 16 14 9 2 10.8 9.5 1.4 6.1 0% .326 2.25 7.17 13.50 144 7.17 155.7
2014 CHT AA SOU 5 0 6.0 0 2 0 13 3 6 0 19.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .520 2.67 3.18 6.00 89 10.08 213.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 106 0.5283 0.2830 0.7667 0.4286 0.1200 0.7917 0.6667 0.2333
2011 53 0.4717 0.3585 0.8421 0.5200 0.2143 0.8462 0.8333 0.1579
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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
2013-04-23 2013-05-26 Minors 33 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-06-07 2012-08-10 Minors 64 60 Right Lower Leg Contusion - -
2011-07-02 2011-09-06 Minors 66 64 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2011-04-06 2011-04-14 Minors 8 6 Not Disclosed -
2011-03-01 2011-03-27 Camp 26 0 Right Elbow Stress Reaction -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 31 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11. Sent outright to AAA by Minnesota 10/14/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Minnesota 7/20/10.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2002 (39-1,176) (U. of San Diego).

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 Slama has emerged as the pet cause célèbre of the Twins blogosphere. He's been stuck in Triple-A for parts of four years, and there, despite lacking real overpowering stuff, he has struck out 191 batters in 154 1/3 innings and posted a 2.27 ERA. Nonetheless, his major-league experience has been limited to seven innings, none of them coming in service of a 2012 bullpen that badly needed help. He certainly should get a serious look in 2013, but if he hasn't yet, who's to say when, or whether, he ever will?
2012 Despite strong numbers in the minors, and a plus slider, Anthony Slama's ongoing efforts to crack the Twins' bullpen have been rather fruitless; he didn't pitch after July 1 due to a flexor pronator strain in his elbow, and was outrighted off the 40-man roster in October.
2011 Slama has managed more strikeouts than innings pitched at every level of the minor leagues, but the Twins didn't show much confidence in him last season, allowing the righty just 4 2/3 innings in the major leagues despite injury problems in the big club's bullpen. Slama's fastball sits in the 90-92-mph range, but he does have an exceptional slider that could prove to be a wipe-out pitch. The key for Slama is getting ahead in the count by spotting his fastball for strikes, which allows him to use the slider to put hitters away. With nothing left to prove in the minor leagues, the time has come for the Twins to give him a shot in the big-league bullpen to see whether he can Slama the door on major-league hitters.
2010 A 39th-round pick in 2009, Slama has registered 13.3 strikeouts per nine innings in his three pro seasons, but he's anything but the Twins' closer of the future. Instead, he's something of a trick pitcher, not in terms of his stuff, which consists of a 90-92 mph fastball and average slider, but because of his delivery, which features a lot of moving parts that serve to hide the ball until the moment of release. The results have been nothing short of outstanding, but scouts have a hard time projecting him as anything but a middle reliever based on his stuff and his age. He's been especially tough on right-handers, limiting them to .129/.214/.194 at Double-A while striking out an incredible 43 percent of them, and then 53 percent of right-handers in his brief time in Triple-A. Trickster or not, there may be something exploitable here.
2009 A fastball/slider guy who spent about 42 years in college and therefore has been quite old for his leagues, Slama throws a heavy fastball that is very hard to slam—in 102 2/3 pro innings, he has yet to allow a home run. Sent to the Arizona Fall League, he struggled a bit with control but otherwise did the things that had been successful for him, getting strikeouts and grounders. With success at Double-A, he's the kind of guy who could and should move up quickly—at 25 you're not waiting for him to grow into a bigger pair of sneakers, but just to show you that his approach works at the higher levels.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to think that the Twins can put together a darn good bullpen even with losing Crain, Guerrier, Rauch, and Fuentes (assuming they all leave)? I think it's very funny that Twins fans complain that Jose Mijares is inconsistent but also worry that Crain will leave; call for Anthony Slama and Rob Delaney for nearly two years, but now fear the bullpen will be awful when they might get a chance; and don't trust any low-cost options when a guy like Guerrier was originally claimed off waivers. If the Twins can sort through the many options, they could piece together a very effective group. That being said, any established relievers you would recommed for relatively cheap?
(russadams from St. Paul)
You're not crazy, and you can find the next Matt Guerrier. I think Grant Balfour's worth getting, and Arthur Rhodes and Chan Ho Park or even Kevin Gregg are names worth spending seven figures for. Kerry Wood, Dan Wheeler, an NRI for Justin Duchscherer... it's still a buyer's market as far as finding relief help, given the multiplicity of alternatives. (Christina Kahrl)


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