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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 5 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.92015
0.82016
-0.42017
-0.42018
-0.22019
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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
2009 BOS MLB 6 4 25.3 2 3 0 43 9 13 4 115 15.3 3.2 1.4 4.6 0% .386 2.05 5.58 7.46 146 9.53 204.5 -1.1
2011 BOS MLB 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 111 9.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 0% .286 1.33 5.72 6.00 96 3.80 88.2 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 37 0 44.0 1 1 1 37 5 45 1 104 7.6 1.0 0.2 9.2 0% .303 0.95 1.77 1.43 78 3.05 69.8 0.9
2013 BOS MLB 71 0 68.3 5 4 0 70 12 72 9 102 9.2 1.6 1.2 9.5 0% .321 1.20 3.25 3.16 88 3.10 74.3 1.2
2014 BOS MLB 71 0 63.0 4 3 0 58 17 64 5 101 8.3 2.4 0.7 9.1 0% .303 1.19 2.97 2.86 96 3.62 88.9 0.7
2015 BOS MLB 61 0 58.7 2 7 3 65 13 56 5 116 10.0 2.0 0.8 8.6 0% .349 1.33 3.01 4.14 92 3.48 81.3 0.9
2016 BOS MLB 53 0 49.7 3 2 0 47 14 54 9 116 8.5 2.5 1.6 9.8 40% .292 1.23 4.19 4.17 92 3.58 79.3 0.8
2017 MIA MLB 55 0 55.3 3 5 0 55 22 38 8 8.9 3.6 1.3 6.2 38% .280 1.39 4.98 5.69 115 5.84 124.2 -0.4
2018 ANA 0 9 0 8.0 0 0 0 7 3 4 1 98 7.9 3.4 1.1 4.5 36% .222 1.25 4.94 2.25 136 7.24 161.8 -0.2
2018 MIA 0 22 0 20.0 1 1 0 28 13 24 6 88 12.6 5.9 2.7 10.8 24% .393 2.05 6.57 9.00 116 5.84 130.6 -0.2
2018 TOT MLB 31 0 28.0 1 1 0 35 16 28 7 91 11.3 5.1 2.3 9.0 28% .337 1.82 6.10 7.07 121 6.24 139.5 -0.4
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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-
2009 BOS MLB AL 6 4 25.3 2 3 0 43 9 13 4 115 15.3 3.2 1.4 4.6 0% .386 2.05 5.58 7.46 146 9.53 204.5
2009 PME AA EAS 18 18 98.0 9 5 0 80 26 88 8 95 7.3 2.4 0.7 8.1 0% .268 1.08 3.28 2.57 85 2.83 59.4
2009 PAW AAA INT 2 2 11.3 0 2 0 7 1 6 0 98 5.6 0.8 0.0 4.8 0% .212 0.71 2.62 2.39 89 3.18 66.9
2011 BOS MLB AL 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 111 9.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 0% .286 1.33 5.72 6.00 96 3.80 88.2
2011 SLM A+ CAR 6 6 19.3 0 1 0 20 6 13 4 106 9.3 2.8 1.9 6.1 0% .276 1.34 5.96 6.05 131 5.69 116.2
2011 PME AA EAS 8 2 23.0 3 2 0 20 7 27 3 90 7.8 2.7 1.2 10.6 0% .283 1.17 3.92 4.70 88 3.50 71.4
2011 PAW AAA INT 8 0 14.3 1 1 0 14 3 19 1 8.8 1.9 0.6 11.9 0% .371 1.19 2.11 2.51 67 3.86 78.9
2012 BOS MLB AL 37 0 44.0 1 1 1 37 5 45 1 104 7.6 1.0 0.2 9.2 0% .303 0.95 1.77 1.43 78 3.05 69.8
2012 PAW AAA INT 25 0 42.3 3 2 4 34 17 56 2 7.2 3.6 0.4 11.9 0% .308 1.20 2.33 2.55 72 3.51 73.0
2013 BOS MLB AL 71 0 68.3 5 4 0 70 12 72 9 102 9.2 1.6 1.2 9.5 0% .321 1.20 3.25 3.16 88 3.10 74.3
2014 BOS MLB AL 71 0 63.0 4 3 0 58 17 64 5 101 8.3 2.4 0.7 9.1 0% .303 1.19 2.97 2.86 96 3.62 88.9
2015 BOS MLB AL 61 0 58.7 2 7 3 65 13 56 5 116 10.0 2.0 0.8 8.6 0% .349 1.33 3.01 4.14 92 3.48 81.3
2016 BOS MLB AL 53 0 49.7 3 2 0 47 14 54 9 116 8.5 2.5 1.6 9.8 40% .292 1.23 4.19 4.17 92 3.58 79.3
2017 MIA MLB NL 55 0 55.3 3 5 0 55 22 38 8 8.9 3.6 1.3 6.2 38% .280 1.39 4.98 5.69 115 5.84 124.2
2017 JUP A+ FSL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 76 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 80% .200 0.50 1.31 0.00 85 3.17 67.5
2017 JAX AA SOU 3 0 2.0 0 1 0 5 0 5 1 22.5 0.0 4.5 22.5 67% .800 2.50 4.61 18.00 44 2.98 63.4
2017 NWO AAA PCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 0.00 1.72 0.00 95 4.07 86.6
2018 ANA MLB AL 9 0 8.0 0 0 0 7 3 4 1 98 7.9 3.4 1.1 4.5 36% .222 1.25 4.94 2.25 136 7.24 161.8
2018 MIA MLB NL 22 0 20.0 1 1 0 28 13 24 6 88 12.6 5.9 2.7 10.8 24% .393 2.05 6.57 9.00 116 5.84 130.6
2018 SLC AAA PCL 7 0 6.3 0 1 2 10 2 5 1 14.2 2.8 1.4 7.1 43% .409 1.89 5.16 7.11 99 7.11 150.3
2018 TOL AAA INT 7 0 7.7 0 1 0 11 5 10 1 12.9 5.9 1.2 11.7 26% .455 2.09 4.37 9.39 104 6.76 142.9
2019 IOW AAA PCL 19 0 18.0 1 0 1 20 6 17 2 10.0 3.0 1.0 8.5 41% .346 1.44 4.51 4.00 86 3.48 71.6
2019 LOU AAA INT 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 56% .111 0.67 4.62 0.00 117 4.03 83.0
2019 CIN Rk AZL 1 1 0.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 114 27.0 0.0 13.5 0.0 67% .200 3.00 23.75 27.00 112 4.24 87.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 493 0.4726 0.4625 0.8991 0.6438 0.3000 0.9600 0.7821 0.1009
2011 54 0.4815 0.3889 0.7143 0.5385 0.2500 0.8571 0.4286 0.2857
2012 643 0.4961 0.5443 0.7114 0.7116 0.3796 0.7797 0.5854 0.2886
2013 1060 0.5104 0.5132 0.7298 0.6710 0.3487 0.7741 0.6409 0.2702
2014 979 0.4923 0.4995 0.7423 0.6784 0.3260 0.8379 0.5494 0.2577
2015 950 0.4853 0.4968 0.7479 0.6811 0.3231 0.8471 0.5506 0.2521
2016 834 0.4472 0.4916 0.7171 0.6649 0.3514 0.8387 0.5309 0.2829
2017 967 0.4385 0.4778 0.8095 0.6863 0.3149 0.8866 0.6784 0.1905
2018 501 0.4970 0.4631 0.8319 0.6707 0.2579 0.8922 0.6769 0.1681
Career64810.47960.49500.76340.67590.32830.84410.61150.2366

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
2011-03-26 2011-06-27 60-DL 93 77 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-04-06
2010-04-03 2010-10-04 60-DL 184 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-04-06
2010-03-23 2010-04-03 Camp 11 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2009-09-21 2009-10-12 60-DL 21 14 Left Groin Strain -
2009-06-21 2009-07-01 Minors 10 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $
2018 MIA $7,000,000
2017 MIA $5,000,000
2016 BOS $3,375,000
2015 BOS $2,250,000
2014 BOS $1,275,000
2013 BOS $815,000
2011 BOS $1,150,000
2010 BOS $1,100,000
2009 BOS $1,050,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$23,015,000
10 yrTotal$23,015,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 170 dCAA (Nez Balelo)1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/26/19 (minor-league contract). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 40, 45 games. $75,000 each for 50, 55 games. $0.1M each for 60, 65 games. $75,000 each for 40, 45 games finished. $0.1M for 50 GF, $0.2M for 55 GF. $0.3M for 60 GF. Released by Chicago Cubs 3/23/19. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/26/19 (minor-league contract with salary of $900,000 in majors). Released by Chicago Cubs 7/11/19. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 8/11/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$12M (2017-18). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/16/16. 17:$5M, 18:$7M. DFA by Miami 5/18/18. Released 5/21/18. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 6/8/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Detroit 7/9/18. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 7/12/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 9/1/18.
  • 1 year/$3.375M (2016). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/20/16 (avoided arbitration, $4.15M-$2.7M). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 70 games.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed 3/9/12.
  • 3 years/$3.3M (2009-11). Signed by Boston as a free agent from Japan 12/4/08. $1.8M signing bonus, 09:$0.45M, 10:$0.5M, 11:$0.55M. Optioned to Double-A 3/22/09. Recalled 8/7/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/29/09. Recalled 9/1/09.

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 8.7 0 0.5 60 0 57.9 48 22 52 8 .251 1.20 4.01 4.14 -7.1 -0.8
80o 7.6 0 0.4 54 0 52.0 46 21 47 8 .265 1.29 4.43 4.58 -8.8 -1.0
70o 6.9 0 0.4 50 0 47.8 44 20 43 8 .275 1.35 4.73 4.91 -9.7 -1.1
60o 6.3 0 0.3 46 0 44.3 43 20 40 8 .283 1.41 5.00 5.19 -10.4 -1.1
50o 5.8 0 0.3 43 0 41.2 42 19 37 7 .291 1.47 5.26 5.46 -10.8 -1.2
40o 5.2 0 0.3 40 0 38.1 40 18 34 7 .299 1.53 5.51 5.74 -11.1 -1.2
30o 4.7 0 0.2 36 0 34.8 38 17 31 7 .308 1.59 5.79 6.03 -11.2 -1.2
20o 4.1 0 0.2 32 0 31.1 36 16 28 6 .318 1.67 6.13 6.39 -11.2 -1.2
10o 3.4 0 0.1 27 0 26.2 32 15 24 6 .332 1.78 6.60 6.89 -10.9 -1.2
Weighted Mean5.700.342040.54118367.2891.465.225.42-10.5-1.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to saves in 2015, can you please rank the following. Vic Black, Josh Fields, Zach Putnam, Junichi Tazawa. Thanks dude.
(Corey from San Jacinto)
Putnam, Fields, and Black, Tazawa with the caveat that anything can happen between now and ST 2015. If you're looking for fluidity, Chicago and Houston are better place to go than Boston (sounds like they might bring back Koji Uehara) and New York (Mejia is OK if he's healthy, and Familia looks like a solid back-up plan). (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have a favorite pick you've made in the reliever draft thus far? Didn't make it into your league so can't see your roster.
(Alex from Milwaukee)
My league is in the middle of the 13th round. My 12 picks so far:

Craig Kimbrel
Grant Balfour
Junichi Tazawa
Kevin Siegrist
Craig Stammen
Will Smith
Carlos Martinez
Adam Ottavino
Wade Davis
Manny Parra
Heath Hembree
Santiago Casilla

(For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, Sam is running a reliever-only fantasy league with Effectively Wild listeners. Only categories are runs allowed and strikeouts, and only relief innings count.) (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)If I wanted to start non-closers in my RP slots (akin to something like the LIMA Plan), which relievers would you target this year?
(Big L from NJ)
the aforementioned Cody Allen. Pedro Strop, Junichi Tazawa, there's a host of Set Up guys that would make good options here. Those are the top three that came to mind for me, though. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team keeper league. 5x5. Have Jansen and Holland as closers. Normally I would buy 7 starters but I'm thinking of buying 1 set up guy even though our league does not count holds. I'm looking for a guy that has 70 innings of awesome WHIP/ERA to offset a failed starter. Anyone who will sniff saves will be bought in my league. Who can I get that won't be getting saves but will be an awesome relief ace?
(seabass77 from Milwaukee)
Tyler Clippard, Ryan Cook, Pedro strop, Junichi Tazawa are my first four go to guys. Tyler Clippard is a bit scary but the man puts up Scot Shields level production. (Mauricio Rubio)


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