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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 25 28.3 0 1 0 7.62 0.2
Birth Date4-20-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age33 years, 7 months, 15 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
2009 CLE 0 19 0 20.7 0 1 0 31 7 18 3 104 13.5 3.0 1.3 7.8 0% .394 1.84 4.29 7.40 105 5.01 107.5 0.0
2009 SLN 0 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 86 16.2 10.8 5.4 10.8 0% .400 3.00 12.05 10.80 121 6.43 137.8 0.0
2010 CLE MLB 5 0 6.0 0 0 0 9 3 9 0 106 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 0% .500 2.00 1.54 7.50 87 2.75 62.1 0.2
2009 TOT MLB 20 0 22.3 0 1 0 34 9 20 4 102 13.7 3.6 1.6 8.1 0% .000 1.93 4.87 7.66 107 5.12 109.8 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 BAT A- NYP 16 7 58.3 4 1 0 48 14 69 2 98 7.4 2.2 0.3 10.7 0% .317 1.06 2.28 2.78 78 3.77 77.3
2008 PMB A+ FSL 7 4 27.3 3 0 1 18 7 35 0 92 5.9 2.3 0.0 11.5 0% .277 0.92 1.52 1.65 62 2.67 54.6
2008 SFD AA TXS 17 16 103.0 4 5 0 79 24 81 12 89 6.9 2.1 1.0 7.1 0% .244 1.00 4.34 2.97 95 3.02 61.7
2008 MEM AAA PCL 4 4 22.7 1 1 0 19 11 20 4 110 7.5 4.4 1.6 7.9 0% .250 1.32 5.59 3.96 109 4.39 89.9
2009 CLE MLB AL 19 0 20.7 0 1 0 31 7 18 3 104 13.5 3.0 1.3 7.8 0% .394 1.84 4.29 7.40 105 5.01 107.5
2009 SLN MLB NL 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 86 16.2 10.8 5.4 10.8 0% .400 3.00 12.05 10.80 121 6.43 137.8
2009 COH AAA INT 3 0 4.0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 110 2.3 0.0 0.0 15.8 0% .167 0.25 -0.35 0.00 40 1.91 40.3
2009 MEM AAA PCL 41 0 49.0 4 2 24 39 13 59 3 80 7.2 2.4 0.6 10.8 0% .290 1.06 2.63 2.20 65 2.53 53.3
2010 CLE MLB AL 5 0 6.0 0 0 0 9 3 9 0 106 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 0% .500 2.00 1.54 7.50 87 2.75 62.1
2010 COH AAA INT 44 0 49.0 4 2 4 46 18 53 6 8.4 3.3 1.1 9.7 0% .301 1.31 4.00 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
2011 COH AAA INT 8 0 9.0 0 0 0 18 6 6 2 18.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 0% .471 2.67 6.79 11.00 126 8.54 174.4
2011 MEM AAA PCL 41 0 44.0 2 4 0 46 14 38 4 9.4 2.9 0.8 7.8 0% .326 1.36 4.32 4.91 90 4.62 94.2
2011 SWB AAA INT 2 0 1.7 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 5.4 10.8 0.0 5.4 0% .250 1.80 5.63 10.80 127 6.75 137.8
2012 MEM AAA PCL 47 0 66.3 2 2 2 80 21 73 6 10.9 2.8 0.8 9.9 0% .383 1.52 3.58 4.34 77 4.19 87.3
2013 TOL AAA INT 39 0 62.7 4 3 1 40 26 65 3 5.7 3.7 0.4 9.3 0% .230 1.05 3.04 2.15 87 2.54 55.2
2014 RNO AAA PCL 53 0 72.3 8 2 5 68 27 66 5 8.5 3.4 0.6 8.2 0% .307 1.31 3.97 3.61 88 3.38 71.6
2015 PAW AAA INT 22 13 81.7 3 5 0 93 30 45 6 88 10.2 3.3 0.7 5.0 0% .311 1.51 4.14 5.07 113 5.85 128.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 419 0.4916 0.4940 0.7633 0.6359 0.3568 0.8855 0.5526 0.2367
2010 131 0.5802 0.3969 0.8077 0.5395 0.2000 0.8293 0.7273 0.1923
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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
2013-08-03 2013-08-30 Minors 27 0 - Back Strain - -
2013-07-25 2013-08-01 Minors 7 0 Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2010-08-11 2010-08-27 Minors 16 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 78 d2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 5/6/11 after being DFA by Cleveland 4/30/11. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers 5/16/11 after being DFA by NY Yankees 5/12/11. Sent outright to AAA by St. Louis 6/10/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 6/4/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/6/09. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 7/26/09 (player to be named in Mark DeRosa deal).
  • Drafted 2007 (2-82) (Arkansas). Signed 6/21/07, $0.4M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Claimed off waivers from the Yankees in May, Jess Todd returned to the organization that drafted him in 2007, then shipped him to Cleveland in the 2009 Mark DeRosa trade. The Cardinals dropped him from the 40-man roster in June, and he did little in Memphis to warrant a promotion back to the big leagues.
2011 Todd was packaged with Chris Perez in 2009's Mark DeRosa deal, and was expected to be used in the big leagues as much as his trade companion. Instead, he spent the entire year at Triple-A with the exception of a 10-day big-league stint in July. While his final tally for Columbus looks good, it's the result of consistent inconsistency. Case in point: he had a 0.00 ERA in July followed by a 6.75 mark in August. Short and stocky, Todd's fastball is solid-average, but his slider is a true out pitch—when he can control it. He'll compete for a bullpen job in the spring, and let's face it, the competition for the last few spots isn't exactly fierce.
2010 The PTBNL in the DeRosa deal, Todd has used a cut fastball to absolutely dominate right-handed hitters, holding them under .200 in his minor-league career. A starter until last year, he's a bit undersized to pitch 200 innings a year, and so was moved to the pen. He closed for Memphis and showed good control and an improved strikeout rate. Lefties weren't fooled by him at all in his brief time in the majors, going 20-for-49 with four homers. Appropriately, the Indians are content to try him in a set-up role to spot him against right-handers, which is probably his ultimate role.
2009 Todd possesses two strong pitches, a cut fastball and sharp slider, which each feature a good amount of movement (perhaps contributing to his 14 hit batsmen last season). That makes him especially nasty against right-handers, whom he held to a 600 OPS in 387 PA last year, and a 481 OPS the previous season. Like many aspiring starters, he lacks a quality third offering, currently throwing the beta version of a changeup. The progress he makes with the off-speed pitch will determine his fate; even without it, he has enough stuff to be a solid reliever in the majors.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)In your discussions about the Indians, has there been any mention of returning Jess Todd to the rotation? Todd would seem to be more valuable to Cleveland as a third starter than a third reliever.
(Drew from Niles, OH)
He's a reliever. As a starter, he didn't have 3 potential, more pure back-end. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Cardinals have what it takes to get Halladay? I've got to think Brett Wallace is expendable, but while guys like Jason Motte and Jess Todd are nice pieces, I get the feeling they don't have the kind of starting pitching required to get the deal done. Am I wrong about that?
(David Vines from NYC)
Tons of Halladay-trade scenarios in here.

Two Sundays ago I was on Ken Broo's fine sports show on WLW in Cincinnati -- Ken is a BP fan who knows his stuff -- and Halladay came up. I opined that the Cardinals were a possible destination for him, and that if that happened,it almost ensured the division. While teams like the Indians, Astros and Bruce-less Reds, are better served looking to the future, St. Louis may seriously want to consider such a deal. Wallace has a damn bright future, though. (David Laurila)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any insight on who the PTBNL in the DeRosa deal could be? Also, why did they use a PTBNL at all?
(jbuofm from Peoria)
I think I trust the rumors that it'll be either Jess Todd or Francisco Samuel (relievers both), as John Perrotto related today. However, the Indians are currently at 39 on the 40-man, and they'll be re-adding Jake Westbrook from the 60-day DL sometime in the near future, which means they don't really have space to add Todd (who's already rostered) without then also having to subsequently cut someone once Westbrook gets reactivated. The options as far as who the PTBNL might be might also change, depending on the outcome of the Cardinals' season. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)More on the DeRosa PTBNL: I realize this is more in Kevin's space than yours, but who's a "fair" PTBNL that leaves the trade looking more or less balanced? If the Cardinals part with Todd, I'd claim that they "lose" the deal; Samuel, maybe not so much.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I don't really see that as a loss for the Cardinals either way; we're talking about a couple of relievers. Good relievers are nice things to have, certainly, but you can find those. If DeRosa helps the Cardinals deal with that infield's shortages in terms of talent and staffing, and they win the division, it was worth it, and given that's the proposition, I think it was worth it from the instant they made the move. If Jess Todd logs 300 saves, you can feel free to beat me around the head with that, of course. ;) (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin - realistically, how much can a player's stock change between now and the draft? Can the NCAA World Series and/or private workouts really change perception all that much over a much larger body of work? Thanks for your great coverage
(rawagman from Toronto)
It can change a ton. I know we're just PAST the conference tournaments, but Jess Todd probably made himself at least $100,000 when he struck out 17 in the SEC Tournament two years ago in front of a LOT of heat. It's hard for the college guys to move much from here on out, but high school kids with workouts can definitely help/hurt themselves. (Kevin Goldstein)


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