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A.J. Griffin PMets

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-28-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 26 days
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2015
-1.72016
-2.02017
2018
-0.42019
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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
2012 OAK MLB 15 15 82.3 7 1 0 74 19 64 10 95 8.1 2.1 1.1 7.0 38% .264 1.13 3.79 3.06 105 4.00 91.6 1.1
2013 OAK MLB 32 32 200.0 14 10 0 171 54 171 36 94 7.7 2.4 1.6 7.7 33% .242 1.13 4.57 3.83 111 3.89 93.1 2.6
2016 TEX MLB 23 23 119.0 7 4 0 116 46 107 28 109 8.8 3.5 2.1 8.1 31% .274 1.36 5.70 5.07 126 6.61 146.3 -1.7
2017 TEX MLB 18 15 77.3 6 6 0 76 28 61 20 109 8.8 3.3 2.3 7.1 29% .251 1.34 6.23 5.94 134 7.92 168.6 -2.0
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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-
2010 VAN A- NWN 20 0 21.3 1 1 15 14 7 27 0 99 5.9 3.0 0.0 11.4 45% .286 0.99 2.34 2.96 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ATH Rk AZL 4 0 5.0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 90 1.8 0.0 0.0 10.8 71% .000 0.20 1.85 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BUR A MID 8 8 52.0 4 0 0 36 5 46 2 93 6.2 0.9 0.3 8.0 47% .231 0.79 2.49 1.56 0 0.00 0.0
2011 STO A+ CAL 12 12 70.7 5 3 0 64 14 82 8 99 8.2 1.8 1.0 10.4 42% .316 1.10 3.77 3.57 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MID AA TEX 6 6 32.0 2 3 0 39 11 20 6 109 11.0 3.1 1.7 5.6 40% .308 1.56 5.78 6.47 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SAC AAA PCL 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 6 2 8 1 82 9.0 3.0 1.5 12.0 36% .385 1.33 4.28 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 OAK MLB AL 15 15 82.3 7 1 0 74 19 64 10 95 8.1 2.1 1.1 7.0 38% .264 1.13 3.79 3.06 105 4.00 91.6
2012 MID AA TEX 7 7 43.3 3 1 0 31 7 44 4 97 6.4 1.5 0.8 9.1 44% .250 0.88 2.99 2.49 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SAC AAA PCL 10 10 58.7 4 2 0 48 11 47 3 98 7.4 1.7 0.5 7.2 41% .260 1.01 3.49 3.07 0 0.00 0.0
2013 OAK MLB AL 32 32 200.0 14 10 0 171 54 171 36 94 7.7 2.4 1.6 7.7 33% .242 1.13 4.57 3.83 111 3.89 93.1
2015 STO A+ CAL 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 86 2.6 1.3 0.0 10.3 38% .154 0.43 1.92 0.00 55 2.01 45.2
2015 NAS AAA PCL 2 2 7.3 0 1 0 11 0 7 5 85 13.5 0.0 6.1 8.6 30% .273 1.50 11.37 7.36 91 2.27 48.9
2016 TEX MLB AL 23 23 119.0 7 4 0 116 46 107 28 109 8.8 3.5 2.1 8.1 31% .274 1.36 5.70 5.07 126 6.61 146.3
2016 FRI AA TEX 3 3 10.3 0 1 0 12 4 13 0 105 10.5 3.5 0.0 11.3 50% .400 1.55 1.81 3.48 66 1.91 43.9
2017 TEX MLB AL 18 15 77.3 6 6 0 76 28 61 20 109 8.8 3.3 2.3 7.1 29% .251 1.34 6.23 5.94 134 7.92 168.6
2017 FRI AA TEX 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 4 2 5 0 117 7.2 3.6 0.0 9.0 50% .286 1.20 3.11 0.00 108 5.11 115.2
2017 ROU AAA PCL 3 3 6.7 0 1 0 13 3 9 4 93 17.6 4.1 5.4 12.2 29% .450 2.40 10.17 10.80 102 3.46 72.9
2017 RNG Rk AZL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 102 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 14% .000 0.00 2.85 0.00 99 4.89 103.3
2018 LVG AAA PCL 2 2 3.0 0 2 0 13 6 1 3 130 39.0 18.0 9.0 3.0 35% .588 6.33 22.07 48.00 132 6.63 142.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 1418 0.5127 0.4676 0.7994 0.6355 0.2909 0.8636 0.6517 0.2006
2013 3205 0.4874 0.4384 0.7907 0.6005 0.2842 0.8316 0.7088 0.2093
2016 2049 0.5168 0.4397 0.7680 0.6176 0.2495 0.8333 0.5951 0.2320
2017 1321 0.5170 0.4534 0.7980 0.6310 0.2633 0.8492 0.6667 0.2020
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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
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-30 -
2014-03-14 2014-03-21 Camp 7 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Flexors - -
2013-09-25 2013-10-11 DTD 16 4 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-08-05 2012-09-01 15-DL 27 24 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 NYN $
2017 TEX $2,000,000
2016 TEX $
2015 OAK $517,500
2014 OAK $505,000
2013 OAK $492,500
2012 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,515,000
4 yrTotal$3,515,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 34 dLegacy Agency1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/26/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract at unspecified dates if not on Major League roster.
  • 1 year/$2M (2017). Re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Texas 12/1/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/21/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 4/8/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15. DFA by Oakland 11/20/15. Released 11/25/15.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Oakland 6/24/12.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2010 (13-395) (University 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
90o 3.2 3.3 0 11 11 50.3 42 19 35 7 .236 1.20 4.36 4.85 1.4 0.2
80o 2.7 3.1 0 10 10 44.4 40 18 31 7 .249 1.29 4.77 5.3 -0.8 -0.1
70o 2.4 2.9 0 9 9 40.3 38 17 28 7 .259 1.36 5.07 5.64 -2.2 -0.2
60o 2.1 2.8 0 8 8 36.9 36 16 26 6 .267 1.42 5.34 5.93 -3.2 -0.3
50o 1.9 2.6 0 7 7 33.8 34 15 24 6 .274 1.47 5.59 6.21 -3.9 -0.4
40o 1.6 2.5 0 7 7 30.7 33 14 22 6 .282 1.53 5.84 6.49 -4.5 -0.5
30o 1.4 2.3 0 6 6 27.5 30 14 19 5 .290 1.60 6.12 6.8 -4.9 -0.5
20o 1.1 2.1 0 5 5 23.9 28 12 17 5 .300 1.67 6.44 7.16 -5.2 -0.6
10o 0.8 1.8 0 4 4 19.1 24 10 13 4 .313 1.78 6.91 7.69 -5.2 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.82.607733.13315236.2731.465.556.17-3.7-0.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How bad are A.J. Griffin's injuries that the A's kept the pitcher with two Tommy John surgeries and a fractured elbow in his history (Jarrod Parker), but designated Griffin for assignment?
(Tom from San Francisco)
Multiple setbacks after TJ, he feels like one of the 15 percent who just never get back. Maybe he does make it back, but it's not like he had huge upside in the first place. Parker is a higher-risk proposition, but also one with higher reward potential. That's what the A's were thinking. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)The A's have really gotten a chance to explore their rotation depth this season. Of Kendall Graveman, Jesse Chavez, Sean Nolin, Aaron Brooks, and Felix Doubront, are any more than rotation filler? Right now, in my mind, only Sonny Gray and Chris Bassitt have rotation spots locked down for next season. Jesse Hahn, A.J. Griffin, and Jarrod Parker all seem at varying points of a career ending injury trajectory.
(Jeff from San Francisco)
I wan'ted to buy into Sean Nolin but I don't think any of those guys are much more than rotation filler. Billy Beane will have to get pretty creative next year to plug those rotation spots. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)A few injured pitchers are going to be coming off the DL in the coming months (ERA WHIP K SAVES WINS) A.J. Griffin or Joulys Chacin are the injuries serious enough to avoid the pickup and who's the better of the two?
(Nathan Eovaldi from The high 90s)
Nice to see you off to a good start, Nate. If either guy makes it back healthy you can pick him up, but I strongly prefer Griffin, given Chacin's contextual factors. (Ben Carsley)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering what you think about Oakland so far this season? They seem to be able to win the close games and have a young pitching staff that remains somewhat under the radar(Griffin and Milone are both off to good starts).
(Drew Balen from Edmonton)
Hey Drew, good to hear from you. Hope to catch you at the AFL again this year. I like what I've seen so far from the A's. I'm a huge A.J. Griffin fan, mostly because he went to my alma mater but also because he's a better pitcher than a lot of people may have thought. The offense has been great. Oakland fans should be excited. (Geoff Young)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a few of your favorite players this season? (MLB or minor)
(Batpoet from San Diego)
Hi Batpoet, always good to see my Twitter friends here; glad you could join us! At the big-league level, I have a fondness for guys who attended my alma mater or who I saw play a lot in the minors. That would include A.J. Griffin, Oliver Perez, Kyle Blanks, Headley. Current minor leaguers? Austin Hedges, who I look forward to watching at Lake Elsinore. And of course, Billy Hamilton, who is just so disruptive. I doubt I'll ever get tired of watching him play. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which new team did you find yourself gravitating towards the most as you couldn't watch the Padres from the comfort of your own home?
(Bryant from San Diego)
I watched mainly Angels and A's games. I gravitated more toward the A's over the final two months because they were fun to watch. They weren't supposed to be winning like that. Cespedes is awesome, and the whole "Weekend at Bernie's" thing amused me to no end. Plus A.J. Griffin went to my alma mater and I watched him pitch in college. Go Toreros! (Geoff Young)


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