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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-30-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight218 lbs
Age34 years, 2 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.92015
0.52016
-0.22017
1.22018
0.12019
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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 PIT MLB 43 0 41.0 2 2 0 34 20 37 6 96 7.5 4.4 1.3 8.1 0% .255 1.32 4.62 3.95 121 5.57 129.5 -0.4
2012 PIT MLB 68 0 53.3 5 2 0 37 23 53 5 97 6.2 3.9 0.8 8.9 0% .241 1.13 3.71 3.38 103 4.66 106.8 0.1
2013 PIT MLB 67 0 71.7 3 1 2 51 12 54 5 98 6.4 1.5 0.6 6.8 0% .227 0.88 3.17 2.39 102 4.03 96.6 0.5
2014 PIT MLB 78 0 77.3 10 2 2 64 15 81 5 101 7.4 1.7 0.6 9.4 0% .298 1.02 2.66 1.63 85 3.05 74.8 1.4
2015 PIT MLB 77 0 75.3 4 1 1 55 17 62 3 91 6.6 2.0 0.4 7.4 0% .251 0.96 2.86 1.91 91 3.74 87.3 0.9
2016 PIT MLB 70 0 67.7 2 5 15 52 20 58 10 95 6.9 2.7 1.3 7.7 46% .232 1.06 4.41 3.06 98 4.35 96.2 0.5
2017 LAN 0 24 0 20.0 2 1 0 15 6 18 2 6.8 2.7 0.9 8.1 63% .241 1.05 3.87 2.70 103 5.14 109.4 0.0
2017 PIT 0 47 0 46.7 5 3 10 57 14 35 7 11.0 2.7 1.4 6.8 46% .333 1.52 4.72 3.66 106 5.55 118.1 -0.2
2018 SFN MLB 72 0 66.0 4 6 0 54 14 72 4 96 7.4 1.9 0.5 9.8 47% .294 1.03 2.41 2.59 79 3.31 74.0 1.2
2019 SFN MLB 52 0 46.7 2 1 0 53 12 35 9 94 10.2 2.3 1.7 6.8 45% .306 1.39 5.24 4.63 113 6.46 131.7 -0.5
2017 TOT MLB 71 0 66.7 7 4 10 72 20 53 9 9.7 2.7 1.2 7.2 51% .309 1.38 4.46 3.38 105 5.43 115.5 -0.2
CareerMLB5980565.739243047215350556857.52.40.98.046%.2711.103.602.83984.3598.23.4

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 HIC A SAL 3 3 14.0 1 1 0 14 1 18 2 114 9.0 0.6 1.3 11.6 0% .353 1.07 3.42 3.86 80 4.20 86.2
2007 SCO A- NYP 10 10 53.7 6 1 0 47 7 40 4 100 7.9 1.2 0.7 6.7 0% .265 1.01 3.36 2.51 93 3.04 62.4
2008 LYN A+ CRL 28 28 151.7 8 12 0 149 36 104 16 104 8.8 2.1 0.9 6.2 0% .285 1.22 4.34 3.56 101 4.34 88.8
2009 ALT AA EAS 5 5 15.3 0 3 0 22 11 14 2 101 12.9 6.5 1.2 8.2 0% .392 2.16 5.16 8.24 109 6.92 145.6
2009 SUR Wnt AFL 11 0 12.7 0 0 0 7 6 12 1 5.0 4.3 0.7 8.5 0% .182 1.02 4.79 2.13 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ALT AA EAS 34 9 111.3 6 4 2 82 24 105 11 87 6.6 1.9 0.9 8.5 0% .243 0.95 3.53 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PIT MLB NL 43 0 41.0 2 2 0 34 20 37 6 96 7.5 4.4 1.3 8.1 0% .255 1.32 4.62 3.95 121 5.57 129.5
2011 IND AAA INT 26 1 34.3 3 3 0 24 11 35 2 119 6.3 2.9 0.5 9.2 0% .244 1.02 3.09 2.36 83 2.90 59.1
2012 PIT MLB NL 68 0 53.3 5 2 0 37 23 53 5 97 6.2 3.9 0.8 8.9 0% .241 1.13 3.71 3.38 103 4.66 106.8
2013 PIT MLB NL 67 0 71.7 3 1 2 51 12 54 5 98 6.4 1.5 0.6 6.8 0% .227 0.88 3.17 2.39 102 4.03 96.6
2014 PIT MLB NL 78 0 77.3 10 2 2 64 15 81 5 101 7.4 1.7 0.6 9.4 0% .298 1.02 2.66 1.63 85 3.05 74.8
2015 PIT MLB NL 77 0 75.3 4 1 1 55 17 62 3 91 6.6 2.0 0.4 7.4 0% .251 0.96 2.86 1.91 91 3.74 87.3
2016 PIT MLB NL 70 0 67.7 2 5 15 52 20 58 10 95 6.9 2.7 1.3 7.7 46% .232 1.06 4.41 3.06 98 4.35 96.2
2017 LAN MLB NL 24 0 20.0 2 1 0 15 6 18 2 6.8 2.7 0.9 8.1 63% .241 1.05 3.87 2.70 103 5.14 109.4
2017 PIT MLB NL 47 0 46.7 5 3 10 57 14 35 7 11.0 2.7 1.4 6.8 46% .333 1.52 4.72 3.66 106 5.55 118.1
2018 SFN MLB NL 72 0 66.0 4 6 0 54 14 72 4 96 7.4 1.9 0.5 9.8 47% .294 1.03 2.41 2.59 79 3.31 74.0
2019 SFN MLB NL 52 0 46.7 2 1 0 53 12 35 9 94 10.2 2.3 1.7 6.8 45% .306 1.39 5.24 4.63 113 6.46 131.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 625 0.5328 0.4576 0.7727 0.6006 0.2945 0.8150 0.6744 0.2273
2012 840 0.5155 0.4798 0.7370 0.6374 0.3120 0.8261 0.5433 0.2630
2013 1066 0.4897 0.5188 0.7559 0.6686 0.3750 0.8223 0.6422 0.2441
2014 1196 0.4941 0.5100 0.7230 0.6853 0.3388 0.8025 0.5659 0.2770
2015 1107 0.4752 0.5194 0.7583 0.7015 0.3546 0.8076 0.6699 0.2417
2016 1041 0.4966 0.5197 0.7394 0.6847 0.3569 0.8559 0.5187 0.2606
2017 1025 0.4849 0.5239 0.7430 0.6660 0.3902 0.8127 0.6311 0.2570
2018 958 0.5355 0.5104 0.7280 0.6355 0.3663 0.8067 0.5706 0.2720
2019 711 0.4838 0.5316 0.7381 0.6657 0.4060 0.8253 0.6040 0.2619
Career85690.49900.51020.74280.66490.35650.81890.60030.2572

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
2009-05-02 2009-09-11 Minors 132 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 SFN $2,500,000
2019 SFN $3,500,000
2018 SFN $3,000,000
2017 PIT $5,600,000
2016 PIT $3,450,000
2015 PIT $1,750,000
2014 PIT $518,500
2013 PIT $505,500
2012 PIT $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$15,308,000
2019Current$3,500,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$18,808,000
1 yrFuture$2,500,000
9 yrTotal$21,308,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 101 dCAA Sports2 years/$9M (2018-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 2 years (2018-19), plus 2020 player option. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/19/18. 18:$3M, 19:$3.5M, 20:$2.5M player option ($0.5M buyout). Annual performance bonuses worth up to $2.5M for games finished. May earn additional $12M in bonuses, bringing total value to $21M (2018 performance increased 2019 salary by $3M to $6.5M). 2019 performance bonuses based on games pitched: $0.5M each for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $1M for 55 games.
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2017). Lost arbitration with Pittsburgh 2/16/17 ($6M-$5.6M). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/17 with $1,897,267 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2016). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5185M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. Award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/19/10. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2007 (9-278) (Nebraska). $85,000 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
90o 0.7 0.6 1 13 0 28.5 21 8 27 3 .245 1.00 2.76 3.1 2.2 0.2
80o 0.7 0.6 1 13 0 23.1 18 7 22 2 .259 1.08 3.10 3.49 1.7 0.2
70o 0.7 0.6 1 13 0 19.4 16 6 19 2 .269 1.14 3.35 3.77 1.3 0.1
60o 0.6 0.6 1 13 0 16.3 14 5 16 2 .278 1.19 3.57 4.02 0.9 0.1
50o 0.6 0.6 1 13 0 13.5 12 5 13 2 .286 1.24 3.78 4.25 0.6 0.1
40o 0.6 0.6 1 13 0 10.7 10 4 10 1 .294 1.29 3.99 4.49 0.2 0.0
30o 0.6 0.7 1 13 0 7.9 8 3 8 1 .303 1.34 4.21 4.75 -0.1 0.0
20o 0.6 0.7 1 13 0 4.6 5 2 4 1 .313 1.41 4.49 5.06 -0.6 -0.1
10o 0.6 0.7 1 13 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 .328 1.51 4.87 5.49 -1.2 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.60.6113012.8114121.2841.223.754.220.60.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite holds RPs off the top of your head?
(majortom from TX)
off the top of my head Tony Watson and Darren O'Day. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)My league just changed to saves+(holds/2) instead of saves. (NL, 12tm, 3 keepers) Someone kept Tony Watson at $5. Good move based on holds and great era/whip? Or bad move on over-valuing holds?
(El-Biro from Sand dunes)
That seems ok to me. Not sure it's good or bad. Maybe a little expensive, assuming a standard $260 cap, but 12-team NL-Only is pretty deep. I'm fine with paying for the security, or at least as much as relievers can provide. There's an added bonus of his likely becoming the closer should something happen to Melancon, in which case it's a great move. More I think about it, the more I'm fine with it. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)6x6 Dynasty, pitching cats are: QS, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. Which one of these relievers do you like the best (just trying to prop up ratios): Tony Watson Chris Withrow AJ Ramos Alex Torres Nick Vincent
(Tommy C from Illinois)
I really want to say Alex Torres here because I love him, but his BB will likely kill you in the ratio stat. Tony Watson would be my primary target here. (Mauricio Rubio)


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