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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-1-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age30 years, 6 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.72014
1.82015
-0.22016
-0.12017
-0.62018
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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
2009 OAK MLB 30 30 175.3 11 11 0 180 45 150 20 .261 102 9.2 2.3 1.0 7.7 52% .309 .248 1.28 3.72 4.06 81 3.61 77.4 3.8
2010 OAK MLB 19 19 112.3 7 6 0 112 22 75 6 .248 98 9.0 1.8 0.5 6.0 55% .294 .234 1.19 3.18 2.80 90 3.71 83.7 2.0
2011 OAK MLB 13 13 83.3 3 6 0 86 25 61 8 .259 95 9.3 2.7 0.9 6.6 59% .306 .265 1.33 3.99 4.00 100 4.72 109.6 0.3
2012 OAK MLB 6 6 35.0 4 2 0 29 7 25 1 .262 90 7.5 1.8 0.3 6.4 61% .272 .210 1.03 2.67 2.57 96 3.98 91.2 0.5
2013 OAK MLB 16 5 44.7 1 4 3 51 21 46 5 .269 93 10.3 4.2 1.0 9.3 62% .359 .296 1.61 3.88 6.04 101 5.12 122.7 -0.2
2014 COL MLB 8 8 43.3 1 3 0 44 13 29 1 .259 117 9.1 2.7 0.2 6.0 63% .314 .228 1.32 2.96 2.91 106 6.15 150.9 -0.7
2015 LAN MLB 31 31 180.3 10 9 0 194 46 116 18 .259 93 9.7 2.3 0.9 5.8 67% .310 .264 1.33 3.97 3.69 97 4.26 99.4 1.8
2016 LAN MLB 4 3 11.3 1 2 0 25 4 5 4 .264 90 19.9 3.2 3.2 4.0 51% .429 .445 2.56 7.94 11.91 125 7.13 157.9 -0.2
2017 CHN 0 6 6 22.0 2 2 0 34 12 16 2 .261 98 13.9 4.9 0.8 6.5 51% .395 .334 2.09 4.53 8.18 97 5.16 109.9 0.1
2017 TOR 0 7 7 33.3 2 2 0 39 9 22 3 .256 108 10.5 2.4 0.8 5.9 50% .340 .257 1.44 3.79 5.13 103 6.03 128.3 -0.2
2018 OAK MLB 10 10 47.7 2 3 0 56 11 25 7 .262 103 10.6 2.1 1.3 4.7 54% .310 .283 1.41 4.86 4.53 120 6.63 148.5 -0.7
2017 TOT MLB 13 13 55.3 4 4 0 73 21 38 5 .258 104 11.9 3.4 0.8 6.2 51% .364 .291 1.70 4.09 6.34 100 5.68 121.0 -0.1
CareerMLB150138788.74450385021557075.259999.72.50.96.558%.315.2611.353.804.07964.57103.86.0

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2007 SBN A 14 14 81.3 8 4 0 76 10 85 3 .255 99 8.4 1.1 0.3 9.4 61% .323 .228 1.06 2.12 2.21 67 1.92 81.8
2007 VIS A+ 9 9 39.0 3 3 0 50 11 40 6 .274 97 11.5 2.5 1.4 9.2 52% .365 .276 1.56 4.64 4.85 81 2.17 86.6
2008 STO A+ 14 13 74.0 9 4 0 68 18 80 5 .262 100 8.3 2.2 0.6 9.7 60% .309 .234 1.16 3.38 4.14 62 1.69 32.9
2008 MID AA 6 6 31.0 2 1 0 27 9 38 3 .274 87 7.8 2.6 0.9 11.0 56% .324 .235 1.16 3.10 2.61 62 1.96 40.0
2009 OAK MLB 30 30 175.3 11 11 0 180 45 150 20 .261 102 9.2 2.3 1.0 7.7 52% .309 .248 1.28 3.72 4.06 81 3.61 77.4
2010 OAK MLB 19 19 112.3 7 6 0 112 22 75 6 .248 98 9.0 1.8 0.5 6.0 55% .294 .234 1.19 3.18 2.80 90 3.71 83.7
2010 SAC AAA 3 3 13.3 1 0 0 19 3 12 0 .270 99 12.9 2.0 0.0 8.1 51% .422 .279 1.65 2.67 4.06 88 5.12 95.6
2010 ATH Rk 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 11 0 6 0 .294 98 16.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 44% .611 .345 1.83 2.75 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 OAK MLB 13 13 83.3 3 6 0 86 25 61 8 .259 95 9.3 2.7 0.9 6.6 59% .306 .265 1.33 3.99 4.00 100 4.72 109.6
2012 OAK MLB 6 6 35.0 4 2 0 29 7 25 1 .262 90 7.5 1.8 0.3 6.4 61% .272 .210 1.03 2.67 2.57 96 3.98 91.2
2012 STO A+ 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .290 94 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 60% .400 .346 2.00 5.30 9.00 106 6.87 125.8
2012 SAC AAA 5 5 23.3 1 1 0 27 5 18 4 .270 96 10.4 1.9 1.5 6.9 51% .324 .288 1.37 5.11 4.24 93 4.83 92.4
2013 OAK MLB 16 5 44.7 1 4 3 51 21 46 5 .269 93 10.3 4.2 1.0 9.3 62% .359 .296 1.61 3.88 6.04 101 5.12 122.7
2013 STO A+ 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 5 2 6 2 .284 92 13.5 5.4 5.4 16.2 56% .429 .427 2.10 9.76 13.50 95 4.46 83.4
2013 MID AA 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 6 4 3 0 .262 84 14.7 9.8 0.0 7.4 57% .429 .367 2.73 4.68 14.73 110 6.34 146.6
2013 SAC AAA 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 .278 86 11.6 11.6 0.0 7.7 71% .429 .311 2.57 5.70 7.71 100 4.53 91.4
2014 COL MLB 8 8 43.3 1 3 0 44 13 29 1 .259 117 9.1 2.7 0.2 6.0 63% .314 .228 1.32 2.96 2.91 106 6.15 150.9
2014 CSP AAA 2 2 9.3 1 0 0 8 2 8 0 .248 105 7.7 1.9 0.0 7.7 78% .296 .182 1.07 2.62 0.96 83 3.20 62.1
2015 LAN MLB 31 31 180.3 10 9 0 194 46 116 18 .259 93 9.7 2.3 0.9 5.8 67% .310 .264 1.33 3.97 3.69 97 4.26 99.4
2016 LAN MLB 4 3 11.3 1 2 0 25 4 5 4 .264 90 19.9 3.2 3.2 4.0 51% .429 .445 2.56 7.94 11.91 125 7.13 157.9
2016 RCU A+ 3 2 9.0 0 1 0 17 2 10 0 .274 96 17.0 2.0 0.0 10.0 52% .515 .356 2.11 2.15 6.00 89 3.53 69.7
2016 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 .265 91 10.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 78% .333 .243 1.20 2.92 3.60 95 3.54 72.0
2017 CHN MLB 6 6 22.0 2 2 0 34 12 16 2 .261 98 13.9 4.9 0.8 6.5 51% .395 .334 2.09 4.53 8.18 97 5.16 109.9
2017 TOR MLB 7 7 33.3 2 2 0 39 9 22 3 .256 108 10.5 2.4 0.8 5.9 50% .340 .257 1.44 3.79 5.13 103 6.03 128.3
2017 TEN AA 6 5 27.3 2 2 0 34 9 15 2 .262 96 11.2 3.0 0.7 4.9 69% .348 .296 1.57 4.06 4.61 104 2.86 70.3
2017 BUF AAA 2 2 9.7 1 1 0 4 2 3 0 .261 91 3.7 1.9 0.0 2.8 53% .133 .119 0.62 3.33 0.93 106 3.90 89.0
2018 OAK MLB 10 10 47.7 2 3 0 56 11 25 7 .262 103 10.6 2.1 1.3 4.7 54% .310 .283 1.41 4.86 4.53 120 6.63 148.5
2018 NAS AAA 7 7 32.3 2 1 0 32 6 36 0 .261 85 8.9 1.7 0.0 10.0 60% .333 .247 1.18 2.10 2.78 79 3.33 68.8

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
2009 2722 0.5198 0.4386 0.8166 0.5668 0.2999 0.8928 0.6607 0.1834
2010 1650 0.5285 0.4188 0.8205 0.5757 0.2429 0.9143 0.5714 0.1795
2011 1347 0.5264 0.4105 0.8318 0.5430 0.2633 0.9065 0.6607 0.1682
2012 518 0.5232 0.4305 0.8027 0.5461 0.3036 0.9392 0.5333 0.1973
2013 764 0.4529 0.4280 0.7768 0.5434 0.3325 0.9149 0.5899 0.2232
2014 654 0.4969 0.4404 0.7813 0.5569 0.3252 0.9503 0.4953 0.2188
2015 2702 0.4745 0.4467 0.8219 0.5975 0.3106 0.9243 0.6440 0.1781
2016 206 0.4660 0.4369 0.8667 0.6042 0.2909 0.9483 0.7188 0.1333
2017 896 0.4408 0.4453 0.7920 0.6557 0.2794 0.8803 0.6286 0.2080
2018 718 0.4359 0.4652 0.8443 0.6773 0.3012 0.9057 0.7377 0.1557
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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
2014-08-06 2014-09-29 60-DL 54 49 - Low Back Surgery L4-L5 Bulging Disk 2014-08-15
2014-04-13 2014-07-13 60-DL 91 83 Left Fingers Surgery Fracture - Index Finger HBP 2014-04-17 -
2013-09-14 2013-09-18 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-04-30 2013-04-30 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-30 2013-08-28 60-DL 120 104 Right Foot Stress Fracture Navicular -
2013-04-28 2013-04-29 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-20 2013-04-20 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-13 DTD 5 4 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2013-03-11 2013-03-16 Camp 5 0 - Upper Back Spasms - -
2012-09-20 2012-10-10 DTD 20 14 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-03-13 2012-08-20 60-DL 160 120 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-07-14 -
2011-06-06 2011-09-29 60-DL 115 102 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-07-14
2010-08-27 2010-08-27 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Hyperextension -
2010-06-04 2010-07-30 15-DL 56 46 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2010-04-25 2010-05-29 15-DL 34 30 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Tendon -
2010-03-18 2010-03-28 Camp 10 0 Neck Stiffness -
2009-07-12 2009-07-12 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2009-05-05 2009-05-15 DTD 10 8 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-04-28 2009-04-28 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2009-03-20 2009-03-20 Camp 0 0 Left Forearm Tightness -
2008-05-19 2008-05-31 Minors 12 0 Thumb Soreness -
2007-07-28 2007-08-26 Minors 29 0 Head Concussion Car Accident -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 OAK $
2017 CHN $3,500,000
2016 LAN $15,800,000
2015 LAN $10,000,000
2014 COL $6,000,000
2014 OAK $2,000,000
2013 OAK $5,750,000
2012 OAK $3,250,000
2011 OAK $1,250,000
2010 OAK $750,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$48,700,000
9 yrTotal$48,700,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 155 dLegacy Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/20/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Oakland 5/2/18.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2017). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/26/17. Performance bonuses based on starts: $0.5M for 11 GS. $0.75M each for 14, 17 GS. $1M each for 20, 23, 26 GS. $1.5M for 29 GS. DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/26/17. Released by Chicago Cubs 7/31/17. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/18/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 8/29/17.
  • 1 year/$15.8M (2016). Accepted qualifying offer from LA Dodgers 11/13/15.
  • 1 year/$10M (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/16/14. $5M signing bonus (paid 1/15/15 and 2/15/15). Performance bonuses: $0.3M each for 150, 155 innings pitched. $0.35M each for 160, 165, 170, 175 IP. $0.4M each for 180, 185, 190, 195, 200 IP.
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2010-13), plus 2014-15 club options. Signed extension with Oakland 4/16/10, replacing 1 year/$0.41M deal signed 3/8/10. $1M signing bonus (paid 8/5/10, 11/1/10, 3/1/11, 11/1/11) 10:$0.5M, 11:$1M, 12:$3M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$8M club option $1.5M buyout, 15:$12M club option $1.5M buyout. Oakland exercised 2014 option 11/1/13. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 12/10/13. (A's to pay Rockies $2M in the deal.) Colorado declined 2015 option 11/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09.
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 12/14/07.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (2-55) (Stillwater HS, Okla.). $0.95M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .328 .370 .407 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .282 .330 .446 .282
18 Split (Multi) .046 .040 -.040 -.002
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .611 .600 .667 .499
31 vs R (2016) .368 .415 .763 .420
38 Split (2016) .243 .185 -.096 .079
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Anderson or Trevor Cahill? I am leaning towards Cahill, am I leaning the wrong way?
(Scott Frew from Oakville)
I lean with you, but there are plenty who lean the other way. You can honestly make a good arguement for either, and while I still prefer Cahill, I'm sure they'll be very close on the Top 100. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like Brett Anderson better than Trevor Cahill and my friends look at me like I have 6 heads...Why????
(Josh from Oak/CA)
I like Trevor Cahill better than Brett Anderson, but you're friends are crazy to look at you like that. I bet if I found 20 scouts who have evaluated the pair, neither would get more than 12 votes. They're very close and you could make an argument either way. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the young starting pitchers that weren't as hyped as the Joba's and the Homer's has the potential to develop into dominant strike out pitchers?
(kenfa03 from Texas)
One guy I'm watching closely is Brett Anderson with the A's - just got promoted to Double-A. If he can make the transition in the Texas League, he could come quick. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Bryan: James Simmons is ahead of Gio Gonzalez? Based on your comment about de los Santos, does this mean the A's got next to nothing for Swisher?
(oira61 from San Francisco)
Uh oh, I feel like what I wrote got contorted a bit. I certainly didn't mean to imply ... that. My comment about de los Santos was that he shouldn't be clumped below Brett Anderson because of a bad month. Simmons and Gio are probably on equal timetables to help the Majors. I know KG saw and heard great reports concerning Gio in Spring Training, so I'm not closing any doors. I think they got good value for Swisher, it's just going to take some time. (Bryan Smith)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)I am eagerly anticipating the debut of Jarrod Parker this year. Do you think he can fly through the minors like say, Kershaw or Bailey?
(Phil from Chicago)
Well both Kershaw and Bailey spent most of their first season in the Midwest League, and that's what I expect out of Parker -- maybe a similar schedule to Brett Anderson's a year ago. Parker will be in South Bend, so he won't be too far from home, and I think that comfort will allow him to be one of the league's most dynamic players. He's a fantastic talent, and I'm looking to see him, too. (Bryan Smith)


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