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Birth Date7-22-1977
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age40 years, 11 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22014
-0.62015
-1.02016
2017
0.02018
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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
2000 SFN MLB 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 .240 90 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 25% .250 .165 1.00 2.05 0.00 101 6.29 121.0 -0.0
2001 PIT 0 2 2 6.0 0 2 0 10 6 7 1 .256 101 15.0 9.0 1.5 10.5 36% .450 .349 2.67 5.83 12.00 120 7.53 156.0 -0.1
2001 SFN 0 13 0 28.7 0 3 0 29 14 17 5 .258 99 9.1 4.4 1.6 5.3 41% .261 .291 1.50 5.76 5.65 119 7.65 158.6 -0.7
2003 PIT MLB 6 5 22.0 2 2 0 30 9 15 1 .251 102 12.3 3.7 0.4 6.1 40% .358 .285 1.77 3.70 6.55 107 7.46 156.3 -0.4
2004 PIT MLB 31 26 133.0 6 13 0 148 67 92 22 .262 92 10.0 4.5 1.5 6.2 36% .301 .304 1.62 5.45 6.50 112 7.24 149.5 -2.1
2005 PIT MLB 44 0 81.3 2 2 0 82 40 52 5 .258 103 9.1 4.4 0.6 5.8 44% .292 .269 1.50 4.27 4.43 115 6.37 137.2 -0.8
2006 PIT MLB 20 0 38.0 0 0 0 44 16 27 2 .252 98 10.4 3.8 0.5 6.4 41% .333 .279 1.58 4.18 6.39 111 7.00 142.6 -0.5
2011 SFN MLB 30 28 179.7 13 7 0 164 61 139 15 .255 90 8.2 3.1 0.8 7.0 48% .280 .256 1.25 3.63 2.71 92 4.33 100.6 1.6
2012 SFN MLB 31 31 189.7 14 9 0 171 62 158 17 .257 92 8.1 2.9 0.8 7.5 44% .284 .258 1.23 3.73 3.37 94 4.11 94.2 2.4
2013 SFN MLB 19 19 103.7 4 6 0 124 38 67 15 .254 99 10.8 3.3 1.3 5.8 42% .320 .305 1.56 4.88 5.73 124 5.92 141.7 -1.2
2014 SFN MLB 32 32 184.7 8 13 0 178 58 151 18 .256 96 8.7 2.8 0.9 7.4 41% .294 .265 1.28 3.82 4.00 101 4.74 116.2 0.2
2015 SFN MLB 33 22 135.0 9 11 0 140 58 108 17 .261 94 9.3 3.9 1.1 7.2 47% .299 .293 1.47 4.55 4.67 111 5.43 126.8 -0.6
2016 PIT MLB 24 14 82.3 3 7 0 80 40 61 11 .265 97 8.7 4.4 1.2 6.7 43% .277 .287 1.46 5.04 4.81 118 6.40 141.6 -1.0
2001 TOT MLB 15 2 34.7 0 5 0 39 20 24 6 .258 99 10.1 5.2 1.6 6.2 41% .295 .303 1.70 5.77 6.75 119 7.63 158.2 -0.8
CareerMLB2891791190.0617501204471900129.258959.13.61.06.843%.295.2771.414.314.481065.31119.5-1.0

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 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-
2000 SFN MLB 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 .240 90 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 25% .250 .165 1.00 2.05 0.00 101 6.29 121.0
2001 PIT MLB 2 2 6.0 0 2 0 10 6 7 1 .256 101 15.0 9.0 1.5 10.5 36% .450 .349 2.67 5.83 12.00 120 7.53 156.0
2001 SFN MLB 13 0 28.7 0 3 0 29 14 17 5 .258 99 9.1 4.4 1.6 5.3 41% .261 .291 1.50 5.76 5.65 119 7.65 158.6
2003 PIT MLB 6 5 22.0 2 2 0 30 9 15 1 .251 102 12.3 3.7 0.4 6.1 40% .358 .285 1.77 3.70 6.55 107 7.46 156.3
2004 PIT MLB 31 26 133.0 6 13 0 148 67 92 22 .262 92 10.0 4.5 1.5 6.2 36% .301 .304 1.62 5.45 6.50 112 7.24 149.5
2005 PIT MLB 44 0 81.3 2 2 0 82 40 52 5 .258 103 9.1 4.4 0.6 5.8 44% .292 .269 1.50 4.27 4.43 115 6.37 137.2
2006 PIT MLB 20 0 38.0 0 0 0 44 16 27 2 .252 98 10.4 3.8 0.5 6.4 41% .333 .279 1.58 4.18 6.39 111 7.00 142.6
2011 SFN MLB 30 28 179.7 13 7 0 164 61 139 15 .255 90 8.2 3.1 0.8 7.0 48% .280 .256 1.25 3.63 2.71 92 4.33 100.6
2011 FRE AAA 2 2 11.3 2 0 0 8 5 17 1 .277 101 6.4 4.0 0.8 13.5 44% .292 .231 1.15 3.25 1.59 75 3.15 55.5
2012 SFN MLB 31 31 189.7 14 9 0 171 62 158 17 .257 92 8.1 2.9 0.8 7.5 44% .284 .258 1.23 3.73 3.37 94 4.11 94.2
2012 FRE AAA 2 2 10.0 1 0 0 9 4 12 0 .267 111 8.1 3.6 0.0 10.8 48% .360 .223 1.30 2.46 1.80 82 3.58 68.5
2013 SFN MLB 19 19 103.7 4 6 0 124 38 67 15 .254 99 10.8 3.3 1.3 5.8 42% .320 .305 1.56 4.88 5.73 124 5.92 141.7
2013 SJO A+ 1 1 2.7 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 .270 92 3.4 3.4 3.4 10.1 33% .000 .262 0.75 8.63 6.75 101 5.29 98.8
2013 RIC AA 2 2 11.0 2 0 0 10 2 8 1 .265 95 8.2 1.6 0.8 6.5 38% .290 .230 1.09 3.59 0.82 99 4.06 88.4
2013 USA int 2 2 9.7 1 1 0 10 2 5 0 .000 9.3 1.9 0.0 4.7 0% .303 .000 1.24 3.21 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
2013 GIA Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .266 88 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 60% .400 .175 1.00 2.00 0.00 95 4.88 93.9
2014 SFN MLB 32 32 184.7 8 13 0 178 58 151 18 .256 96 8.7 2.8 0.9 7.4 41% .294 .265 1.28 3.82 4.00 101 4.74 116.2
2015 SFN MLB 33 22 135.0 9 11 0 140 58 108 17 .261 94 9.3 3.9 1.1 7.2 47% .299 .293 1.47 4.55 4.67 111 5.43 126.8
2016 PIT MLB 24 14 82.3 3 7 0 80 40 61 11 .265 97 8.7 4.4 1.2 6.7 43% .277 .287 1.46 5.04 4.81 118 6.40 141.6
2016 ALT AA 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 8 2 4 1 .251 112 6.5 1.6 0.8 3.3 50% .212 .192 0.91 4.35 2.45 105 4.43 99.0
2016 IND AAA 2 2 11.0 0 2 0 9 1 4 3 .223 98 7.4 0.8 2.5 3.3 51% .176 .242 0.91 6.26 3.27 100 2.36 58.2

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
2011 2916 0.4664 0.4321 0.8143 0.6081 0.2783 0.8622 0.7229 0.1857
2012 3030 0.4884 0.4363 0.8124 0.6155 0.2652 0.8628 0.7007 0.1876
2013 1740 0.4764 0.4213 0.8458 0.5959 0.2623 0.8765 0.7824 0.1542
2014 2982 0.4849 0.4259 0.8063 0.6203 0.2428 0.8495 0.7024 0.1937
2015 2300 0.4887 0.4252 0.8282 0.6148 0.2440 0.8813 0.7003 0.1718
2016 1380 0.4377 0.3942 0.8235 0.5993 0.2345 0.8867 0.6978 0.1765
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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
2013-05-21 2013-08-09 60-DL 80 69 Right Fingers Surgery Surgery for Fracture In Little Finger From HBP 2013-05-21 -
2012-05-08 2012-05-08 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness Injection - -
2012-03-26 2012-04-15 15-DL 20 8 - Low Back Recovery From Strain - -
2012-02-19 2012-03-26 Camp 36 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2002-03-31 2002-08-01 60-DL 123 107 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-09-20
2001-09-10 2001-10-08 DTD 28 19 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-09-20 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PIT $2,000,000
2015 SFN $4,000,000
2014 SFN $5,000,000
2013 SFN $5,000,000
2012 SFN $3,000,000
2006 PIT $555,000
2005 PIT $330,000
2004 PIT $311,500
2002 PHI $212,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$20,409,000
9 yrTotal$20,409,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 20 dDave Meier1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Released by Minnesota 3/21/17. Retired 9/17.
  • 1 year/$2M (2016). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/21/15. May earn additional $3.1M in performance bonuses: $0.3M based on games started: $0.1M each for 10, 12, 14 GS. $2.8M based on point system (3 points per GS, 2 points per relief appearance of 2 innings or more, 2 points per game finished, and 1 point per relief appearance of less than 2 innings): $0.15M each for 48, 52 points. $0.2M each for 56, 60 points. $0.225M each for 64, 68 points. $0.25M each for 72, 76, 80, 84 points. $0.275M each for 88, 90 points.
  • 1 year/$4M (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/23/15. Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$5M (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses.
  • 2 years/$8.3M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option. 12:$3M, 13:$5M, 14:$6.5M club option, $0.3M buyout. Performance bonuses for 2012-13: $50,000 each for 180, 185, 190 innings pitched. $75,000 each for 195, 200 IP. San Francisco declined 2014 option 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/14/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/13/10 (minor-league contract). Signed by LA Angels 7/27/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 2009: Orix Buffaloes of Japan.
  • 2007-08: Hanshin Tigers of Japan.
  • 1 year/$0.555M (2006). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A after being DFA 6/06. $0.2M in performance bonuses: $25,000 for 10 GS. $30,000 each for 15 & 20 GS. $40,000 for 25 GS. $25,000 each for 45, 55 & 65 g.
  • 1 year/$0.332M (2005). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3115M (2004). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.2125M (2002). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/02.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from San Francisco 7/01.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 1998 (5-158) (Kutztown University).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .281 .361 .499 .312
11 vs R (Multi) .241 .315 .388 .260
18 Split (Multi) .040 .047 .111 .052
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .285 .399 .518 .326
31 vs R (2016) .230 .301 .410 .254
38 Split (2016) .054 .098 .108 .071
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hello, 12 team 5x5 keeper league. My pitching staff in "anchored" by Yordano, Cliff Lee, and Cashner.I also have Minor, Iwakuma and Eovaldi. My talented lineup has been underwhelming this year. Should I start selling off parts this year, or should i continue to compete, while starting Edwin Jackson and Ryan Vogelsong?
(CD, as it cetacean dissection from MD)
Oof, that's a tough break. I'd hang on for a little longer because your pitching studs could theoretically be back soon. But if they're still sitting on the DL in 3-4 weeks, you should sell, yeah. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wins, I know, but who gets more of them from this point until the end of time: CC Sabathia, Zack Wheeler, Archie Bradley, Ryan Vogelsong?
(Wandy from Wandyland)
Bradley, Wheeler, Sabathia, Vogelsong.

146, 139, 34, 19 (Zachary Levine)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name a non-ace or two in the NL whom you expect to be better in the second half?
(Jason from Not leaving yet)
Better meaning they've pitched and failed. Lance Lynn, Jeff Samardzija, Homer Bailey, Edwin Jackson, Dillon Gee (already surging), Brandon McCarthy & Ryan Vogelsong when healthy, and keep an eye on Tom Koehler who is throwing tonight. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you noticed anything mechanical that could be part of Ryan Vogelsong's struggles?
(Josh G from Stockton, CA)
His velocity is down a bit from 2011-12, crossing over the fat part of the bell curve and threatening the 90-mph barrier. He looks fine mechanically, though his timing is not as consistent as the past two seasons, and he will be more hittable so long as the combo of lesser command and shrunken velocity continues to allow batters to capitalize on his mistakes. I do think he's been a bit unlucky this season, as I have seen many plays where he gave up a hit despite hitting his target, only to watch a grounder find a hole in the infield.

On the jukebox: The Clash, "Four Horsemen" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who is more likely to turn it around in: Ryan Vogelsong or Jarrod Parker?
(Andy from Chicago)
I'm a big fan of Vogelsong. I haven't heard/seen any reason to think both can't turn it around. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Tommy Hanson rebounds to the pitcher he was a few years ago.
(Squidwai from San Francisco)
There's a chance in the same way that there's a chance that Scott Kazmir does and in the same way there was always a chance that Ryan Vogelsong would be an All-Star in his mid-30s, but I would imagine it would take a couple surgeries or an almost unimaginable shift in technique. (Sam Miller)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What pitches did Ryan Vogelsong learn or improve upon during his 3 years in Japan that made him return to MLB as an above average starter?
(Paul from DC)
Vogey was hit hard in Japan, and I don't know that he made any specific adjustments on the other side of the Pacific that turned him into a sudden All Star. Dave Righetti played a big role in getting Vogelsong back on a big league mound, and his intriguing mix of pitches that run in the 89-91 mph range are key to his success by changing batter eye levels.

On the jukebox: Primus, "John the Fisherman" (Doug Thorburn)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Ryan Vogelsong keep this up? He has to be better than Barry Zito, no?
(Rob from Alaska)
I guess I'm not on the Vogelsong bandwagon. I don't see anything is his repetoire that gets me excited. Zito's serviceable; I'd rather have him.

Vogelsong is getting swings and misses with his fastball. I don't see how that continues. It's not particularly fast, it doesn't have unusual movement, and he's not doing an exceptional job of spotting it to the corners like Mo Rivera. He's in a good ballpark, but other than that, nothing about Vogelsong screams "turnaround" to me. (Mike Fast)


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