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Portrait of Carlos Silva

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 316 1241.7 70 70 2 4.68 4.5
Birth Date4-23-1979
Height6' 4"
Weight280 lbs
Age40 years, 1 months, 0 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
2002 PHI MLB 68 0 84.0 5 0 1 88 22 41 4 95 9.4 2.4 0.4 4.4 68% .301 1.31 3.44 3.21 98 5.21 111.7 0.1
2003 PHI MLB 62 1 87.3 3 1 1 92 37 48 7 96 9.5 3.8 0.7 4.9 54% .302 1.48 4.46 4.43 104 4.91 102.9 0.5
2004 MIN MLB 33 33 203.0 14 8 0 255 35 76 23 101 11.3 1.6 1.0 3.4 52% .318 1.43 4.47 4.21 102 5.09 105.0 1.6
2005 MIN MLB 27 27 188.3 9 8 0 212 9 71 25 95 10.1 0.4 1.2 3.4 50% .292 1.17 4.20 3.44 97 4.27 91.8 2.6
2006 MIN MLB 36 31 180.3 11 15 0 246 32 70 38 104 12.3 1.6 1.9 3.5 46% .313 1.54 5.79 5.94 112 6.89 140.2 -2.1
2007 MIN MLB 33 33 202.0 13 14 0 229 36 89 20 94 10.2 1.6 0.9 4.0 48% .299 1.31 4.30 4.19 101 4.83 99.9 2.0
2008 SEA MLB 28 28 153.3 4 15 0 213 32 69 20 98 12.5 1.9 1.2 4.1 45% .342 1.60 4.65 6.46 107 6.04 128.9 -0.9
2009 SEA MLB 8 6 30.3 1 3 0 41 11 10 5 98 12.2 3.3 1.5 3.0 47% .319 1.71 6.00 8.60 127 7.21 154.7 -0.6
2010 CHN MLB 21 21 113.0 10 6 0 120 24 80 11 101 9.6 1.9 0.9 6.4 50% .304 1.27 3.77 4.22 97 4.26 96.1 1.3
CareerMLB3161801241.77070214962385541539810.81.71.14.050%.3101.404.524.681035.27110.94.5

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-
1996 MAR Rk APL 7 1 18.0 0 0 0 20 5 16 1 10.0 2.5 0.5 8.0 0% .000 1.39 3.78 4.00 0 0.00 0.0
1997 MAR Rk APL 11 11 57.7 2 2 0 66 14 31 9 10.3 2.2 1.4 4.8 0% .289 1.39 5.82 5.15 0 0.00 0.0
1998 BAT A- NYP 9 7 45.3 2 3 0 61 9 27 4 12.1 1.8 0.8 5.4 0% -1.425 1.55 4.39 6.36 0 0.00 0.0
1998 MAR Rk APL 7 7 41.0 1 4 0 48 4 21 2 10.5 0.9 0.4 4.6 0% -1.704 1.27 3.99 5.05 0 0.00 0.0
1999 KAN A SAL 26 26 164.3 11 8 0 176 41 99 6 9.6 2.2 0.3 5.4 0% -1.149 1.32 3.60 3.12 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CLR A+ FSL 26 24 176.3 8 13 0 229 26 82 7 11.7 1.3 0.4 4.2 0% -1.914 1.45 3.43 3.57 0 0.00 0.0
2001 REA AA EAS 28 28 180.0 15 8 0 197 27 100 20 9.9 1.4 1.0 5.0 0% -1.204 1.24 3.99 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PHI MLB NL 68 0 84.0 5 0 1 88 22 41 4 95 9.4 2.4 0.4 4.4 68% .301 1.31 3.44 3.21 98 5.21 111.7
2002 REA AA EAS 2 0 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0% .000 0.00 2.52 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PHI MLB NL 62 1 87.3 3 1 1 92 37 48 7 96 9.5 3.8 0.7 4.9 54% .302 1.48 4.46 4.43 104 4.91 102.9
2003 Ori Wnt VWL 6 5 25.0 2 1 0 27 3 10 2 9.7 1.1 0.7 3.6 0% -1.667 1.20 4.16 3.96 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MIN MLB AL 33 33 203.0 14 8 0 255 35 76 23 101 11.3 1.6 1.0 3.4 52% .318 1.43 4.47 4.21 102 5.09 105.0
2005 MIN MLB AL 27 27 188.3 9 8 0 212 9 71 25 95 10.1 0.4 1.2 3.4 50% .292 1.17 4.20 3.44 97 4.27 91.8
2005 BLT A MDW 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 5 0 3 1 9.0 0.0 1.8 5.4 50% .267 1.00 4.85 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MIN MLB AL 36 31 180.3 11 15 0 246 32 70 38 104 12.3 1.6 1.9 3.5 46% .313 1.54 5.79 5.94 112 6.89 140.2
2006 VEN wor CS 2 0 5.1 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 8.8 1.8 0.0 7.1 0% .294 1.18 1.07 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 MIN MLB AL 33 33 202.0 13 14 0 229 36 89 20 94 10.2 1.6 0.9 4.0 48% .299 1.31 4.30 4.19 101 4.83 99.9
2008 SEA MLB AL 28 28 153.3 4 15 0 213 32 69 20 98 12.5 1.9 1.2 4.1 45% .342 1.60 4.65 6.46 107 6.04 128.9
2009 SEA MLB AL 8 6 30.3 1 3 0 41 11 10 5 98 12.2 3.3 1.5 3.0 47% .319 1.71 6.00 8.60 127 7.21 154.7
2009 EVE A- NWN 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 119 27.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 75% .750 3.00 -2.23 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TAC AAA PCL 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 92 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 47% .250 1.00 2.11 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CHN MLB NL 21 21 113.0 10 6 0 120 24 80 11 101 9.6 1.9 0.9 6.4 50% .304 1.27 3.77 4.22 97 4.26 96.1
2010 PEO A MDW 2 2 7.3 0 1 0 8 2 5 1 101 9.9 2.5 1.2 6.2 79% .304 1.37 4.83 6.16 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TAM A+ FSL 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 8 2 9 1 106 10.3 2.6 1.3 11.6 53% .389 1.43 3.51 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TRN AA EAS 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 85 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 44% .188 0.50 1.40 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SWB AAA INT 4 4 23.0 2 1 0 21 4 13 4 86 8.2 1.6 1.6 5.1 49% .243 1.09 5.01 3.52 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2428 0.5049 0.4522 0.8834 0.6232 0.2779 0.9097 0.8234 0.1166
2009 555 0.4432 0.4378 0.9177 0.6626 0.2589 0.9448 0.8625 0.0823
2010 1726 0.5064 0.4676 0.8265 0.6201 0.3110 0.9004 0.6755 0.1735
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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
2012-03-06 2012-03-17 Camp 11 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-06-20 2011-07-02 Minors 12 12 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-01 2011-06-19 Minors 18 17 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2011-02-14 2011-02-15 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness Fever -
2010-08-02 2010-09-07 15-DL 36 33 General Medical Surgery Cardiac Ablation 2010-08-09
2010-07-06 2010-07-06 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-04-10 2010-04-16 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2010-03-22 2010-03-27 Camp 5 0 Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2009-05-07 2009-09-15 60-DL 131 116 Right Shoulder Impingement Rotator Cuff Fraying -
2008-09-21 2008-09-29 DTD 8 8 Upper Back Spasms -
2008-09-02 2008-09-15 DTD 13 11 Upper Back Spasms -
2008-08-16 2008-09-01 15-DL 16 15 Right Elbow Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2008-07-21 2008-07-29 DTD 8 7 Low Back Tightness -
2008-05-14 2008-05-14 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-04-23 2008-04-23 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-09-12 2007-09-12 DTD 0 0 Groin Strain -
2006-09-06 2006-09-06 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2006-07-07 2006-07-07 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Strain -
2005-09-12 2005-10-03 DTD 21 20 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2005-09-22 -
2005-04-07 2005-04-22 15-DL 15 13 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2004-09-15 2004-09-15 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2004-08-29 2004-08-29 DTD 0 0 Neck Spasms -
2004-08-24 2004-08-24 DTD 0 0 Upper Back Spasms -
2004-06-12 2004-06-12 DTD 0 0 Hip Soreness Gluteal Muscles -
2002-05-27 2002-06-14 15-DL 18 13 Right Knee Sprain MCL -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CHN $7,250,000
2011 SEA $5,500,000
2010 CHN $9,250,000
2010 SEA $3,500,000
2009 SEA $12,250,000
2008 SEA $8,250,000
2007 MIN $4,325,000
2006 MIN $3,200,000
2005 MIN $1,750,000
2004 MIN $340,000
2003 PHI $310,000
2002 PHI $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$56,125,000
10 yrTotal$56,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 yBarry Praver4 years/$48M (2008-11), 2012 option

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/3/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster by mid-April. Released by Boston 3/17/12.
  • 4 years/$48M (2008-11), plus 2012 mutual option. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/20/07. $5M signing bonus. 08:$7M, 09:$11M, 10:$11.5M, 11:$11.5M, 12:$12M mutual option, $2M buyout. Award bonuses. No-trade protection. Suite on road. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 12/18/09 (Mariners paid Cubs $9M in deal). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/27/11.
  • 2 years/$5.05M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option. Signed extension 1/05 (avoided arbitration, $2.225M-$1.6M). 05:$1.75M, 06:$3.2M, 07:$4M club option, $0.1M buyout. $0.1M/year in performance bonuses ($25,000 each for 195, 200 IP, $50,000 for 210 IP). 2007 option increase to $4.325 with 360 innings pitched 05-06, $4.75M 380 innings pitched, $5M 400 innings pitched, $5.25M 420M innings pitched, $5.35M 430 innings pitched, $5.75M 440 innings pitched. 2007 becomes mutual option with trade or 205 innings pitched in 06 or 410 innings pitched 06-07. Silva forfeits buyout if he declines option. Club exercised 2007 option 10/06.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004). Acquired in trade from Philadelphia 12/03.
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2003)

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
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 To some extent, all Silva had to do was deliver a better-seeming season than Milton Bradley, but the combination of Bradley's latest meltdown (performance-wise, for a change) and Silva's rattling off 13 quality starts in his first 16 turns made Hendry's off-season exchange of disappointments seem inspired. Things fell apart fast after that, though, as the beefy Silva got bombed while struggling with calf problems in July. Then he came out of his start on August 1 unable to catch his breath; he ended up needing "minor" surgery to correct heart arrhythmia. In September, he returned to make a single start before being shut down with elbow tendinitis. Before this litany of new setbacks, the finesse righty was pitching as if the years since his Twins heyday hadn't happened, firing strikes with his slow heat/slider mix en route to setting a career-high strikeout rate. Given the breadth of concerns that cropped up, it will be hard to count on him, but he has already rewarded the faith that there was still something there.
2010 The four-year, $48 million contract given to Carlos Silva, exemplar of pitch-to-contactism, before the 2008 season seemed questionable at the time, and proved to be a disaster. A poor performance in 2008 was followed by a shoulder injury in May of 2009. Silva returned from injury in September and got in a couple of relief appearances before the season was over. Zduriencik made Silva the poison pill the Cubs had to swallow to be rid of Milton Bradley, repurposing Bavasi's wasteful commitment to Silva (plus $9 million to help pay him with of the $25 million already owed to him through 2011). The expectations for him in Wrigleyville are appropriately low, but perhaps pitching in the weaker league might help him survive as the utility pitcher who either slots into the rotation because of injury, or soaks up middle-innings assignments, all for the kind of money Warren Brusstar could only enjoy in his wildest dreams of avarice.
2009 Silva did nothing to dispel the perception that former general manager Bill Bavasi overpaid for Silva on the free agent market. At his best, Silva is a fourth/fifth starter who doesn't walk or strike out anyone and lives by getting batters to hit the ball on the ground, or would if his ground ball rate wasn't unexceptional. Bavasi is gone, but this gift will keep on taking from the Mariners through 2011, after which they can pay him another $2 million to buy him out of his 2012 option. A signing like this one had so little chance of succeeding that if the Mariners franchise were a brand new car, Bavasi's signing of Silva was tantamount to the GM taking that car up to top speed and driving it into a wall. The real question isn't why he did it, but who was the bright guy that gave him the keys?
2008 When a pitcher who isn't the best in baseball gives up a few more homers, he becomes an unmitigated disaster. That was Silva in 2006, when he lost command of his sinking fastball, allowing fly balls and walks at the highest rates of his Twins career. He pitched better in last year, but we're still talking about someone who rides the knife edge of survival. His decision to sign with the Mariners, who by home park, defensive personnel, and schedule routinely provide the safest route for pitchers of any team in the AL, is either notably self-aware or blindly lucky. In either case, he's not a good bet to survive the four years of his contract.
2007 The weak link in the Twins rotation, Silva`s game has always revolved around throwing a lot of strikes (in 2005 he walked 0.43 batter per nine innings, the lowest rate in modern history) and hoping nothing gets hit too hard. Last year those hopes were frustrated. Despite great control, Silva doesn`t have the kind of extreme ground-ball tendencies necessary to survive striking out so few batters. The Twins picked up his option for 2007, but that`s just because, with Liriano hurt and Radke retired, they had to ensure the requisite number of warm bodies for the rotation. After logging only 11 quality starts (1 blown) in 31 attempts last year, he`ll be on a very short leash this year.
2005 Silva's success in the rotation is a tribute to Twins scouting for having given it a try, because during '04, he gave them a solid #3 starter, which was the sort of thing their division rivals lacked. However, his Peripheral ERAs weren't great either of the last two years, in or out of a big league rotation, which contributes to PECOTA's pessimism about his ability to sustain last year's success. When you're counting on your defense to get 90% of the outs made while you're on the mound, you'll end up taking a lot of lumps for it.
2004 According to the BP reliever ratings, Silva was the worst pitcher in baseball last year at handling inherited runners. He let 19 of 31 runners in, costing the Phillies 10 extra runs that wound up on somebody else's ERA. For some strange reason he was anointed with the "closer in waiting" tag, despite a strikeout rate that is well below league average. Billy Wagner's acquisition certainly made that a dead letter, and shortly thereafter he was dealt to the Twins ... who, coincidentally enough, have a closer vacancy.
2003 With Silva, Larry Bowa took a page from Earl Weaver’s methods—this being one of the few times you’ll ever see those two managers mentioned in the same sentence with any congruence. Silva was a hard-throwing starter in the Phillies’ minor league system that Bowa put in his bullpen as a long reliever for the year, with the thought of eventually returning him to the rotation. Silva’s control remained excellent, and he significantly cut down on his home runs allowed, two needed improvements if he hopes to survive with a low strikeout rate. Unless he develops a good strikeout pitch Silva’s likely to be a useful spare part for a few years but not much else.
2002 The knock on Silva has always been that he doesn’t get the strikeouts a pitcher with his fastball should get, largely because his off-speed stuff isn’t very good. He’s also somewhat homer-prone. Silva induces ground balls and has excellent control, so he keeps moving up the ladder. He’ll likely hit the wall in Triple-A, at which point he’ll end up in the relief role for which his stuff is best suited. If he keeps the ball down more consistently, he’ll be decent.

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