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Portrait of Bruce Chen

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
20 400 1532 82 81 1 4.62 -0.7
Birth Date6-19-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age42 years, 2 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1998 ATL MLB 4 4 20.3 2 0 0 23 9 17 3 95 10.2 4.0 1.3 7.5 0% .328 1.57 4.78 3.98 102 4.48 92.8 0.3
1999 ATL MLB 16 7 51.0 2 2 0 38 27 45 11 95 6.7 4.8 1.9 7.9 0% .209 1.27 5.81 5.47 107 4.29 83.4 1.0
2000 ATL 0 22 0 39.7 4 0 0 35 19 32 4 103 7.9 4.3 0.9 7.3 0% .258 1.36 4.26 2.50 90 3.34 64.4 1.2
2000 PHI 0 15 15 94.3 3 4 0 81 27 80 14 109 7.7 2.6 1.3 7.6 0% .257 1.14 4.17 3.63 103 4.64 89.3 1.5
2001 NYN 0 11 11 59.7 3 2 0 56 28 47 10 93 8.4 4.2 1.5 7.1 0% .274 1.41 5.01 4.68 114 5.06 104.8 0.5
2001 PHI 0 16 16 86.3 4 5 0 90 31 79 19 96 9.4 3.2 2.0 8.2 0% .283 1.40 5.14 5.00 110 5.07 105.1 0.7
2002 CIN 0 39 1 39.7 0 2 0 37 20 37 7 106 8.4 4.5 1.6 8.4 0% .265 1.44 4.89 4.31 111 5.20 111.5 0.1
2002 MON 0 15 5 37.3 2 3 0 47 23 43 9 103 11.3 5.5 2.2 10.4 0% .369 1.88 5.63 6.99 101 4.96 106.3 0.2
2002 NYN 0 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 91 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 1.50 2.87 0.00 80 1.77 38.1 0.0
2003 BOS 0 5 2 12.3 0 1 0 12 2 12 4 104 8.8 1.5 2.9 8.8 0% .250 1.14 5.85 5.11 100 5.33 111.7 0.0
2003 HOU 0 11 0 12.0 0 0 0 14 8 8 2 104 10.5 6.0 1.5 6.0 0% .300 1.83 6.30 6.00 98 4.66 97.6 0.1
2004 BAL MLB 8 7 47.7 2 1 0 39 16 32 7 104 7.4 3.0 1.3 6.0 0% .227 1.15 4.72 3.02 108 5.30 109.4 0.2
2005 BAL MLB 34 32 197.3 13 10 0 187 63 133 33 101 8.5 2.9 1.5 6.1 0% .259 1.27 4.96 3.83 113 5.52 118.8 0.0
2006 BAL MLB 40 12 98.7 0 7 0 137 35 70 28 109 12.5 3.2 2.6 6.4 0% .341 1.74 6.52 6.93 125 7.17 146.0 -1.5
2007 TEX MLB 5 0 10.0 0 0 0 11 6 7 3 102 9.9 5.4 2.7 6.3 0% .267 1.70 7.60 7.20 114 6.81 140.9 -0.1
2009 KCA MLB 17 9 62.3 1 6 0 74 25 45 12 105 10.7 3.6 1.7 6.5 0% .321 1.59 5.59 5.78 119 6.38 136.8 -0.6
2010 KCA MLB 33 23 140.3 12 7 1 136 57 98 17 111 8.7 3.7 1.1 6.3 0% .275 1.38 4.50 4.17 123 6.48 146.3 -2.0
2011 KCA MLB 25 25 155.0 12 8 0 152 50 97 18 108 8.8 2.9 1.0 5.6 0% .278 1.30 4.42 3.77 116 5.02 116.6 0.1
2012 KCA MLB 34 34 191.7 11 14 0 215 47 140 33 101 10.1 2.2 1.5 6.6 0% .304 1.37 4.68 5.07 119 5.83 133.5 -1.5
2013 KCA MLB 34 15 121.0 9 4 0 107 36 78 13 99 8.0 2.7 1.0 5.8 0% .255 1.18 4.14 3.27 118 5.19 124.2 -0.5
2014 KCA MLB 13 7 48.3 2 4 0 69 16 36 7 101 12.8 3.0 1.3 6.7 0% .380 1.76 4.61 7.45 110 5.29 129.8 -0.3
2015 CLE MLB 2 2 6.3 0 1 0 17 1 4 3 114 24.2 1.4 4.3 5.7 0% .519 2.84 8.47 12.79 98 4.85 113.3 0.0
2000 TOT MLB 37 15 134.0 7 4 0 116 46 112 18 107 7.8 3.1 1.2 7.5 0% .000 1.21 4.20 3.29 99 4.26 81.9 2.6
2001 TOT MLB 27 27 146.0 7 7 0 146 59 126 29 95 9.0 3.6 1.8 7.8 0% .000 1.40 5.09 4.87 112 5.06 105.0 1.2
2002 TOT MLB 55 6 77.7 2 5 0 85 43 80 16 105 9.8 5.0 1.9 9.3 0% .000 1.65 5.23 5.56 106 5.05 108.4 0.3
2003 TOT MLB 16 2 24.3 0 1 0 26 10 20 6 104 9.6 3.7 2.2 7.4 0% .000 1.48 6.07 5.55 99 5.00 104.7 0.1
CareerMLB4002271532.082811157854611402571039.33.21.56.735%.2841.394.914.621145.46119.2-0.7

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-
1995 DNV Rk APL 14 13 70.3 4 4 0 78 19 56 3 10.0 2.4 0.4 7.2 0% .000 1.38 3.68 3.97 0 0.00 0.0
1996 EUG A- NWN 11 8 35.7 4 1 0 23 14 55 1 5.8 3.5 0.3 13.9 0% .000 1.04 2.05 2.27 0 0.00 0.0
1997 MCN A SAL 28 28 146.3 12 7 0 120 44 182 19 7.4 2.7 1.2 11.2 0% .289 1.12 3.72 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
1998 ATL MLB NL 4 4 20.3 2 0 0 23 9 17 3 95 10.2 4.0 1.3 7.5 0% .328 1.57 4.78 3.98 102 4.48 92.8
1998 GRN AA SOU 24 23 139.3 13 7 0 106 48 164 12 6.8 3.1 0.8 10.6 0% -.420 1.11 3.28 3.30 0 0.00 0.0
1998 GWN AAA INT 4 4 24.0 2 1 0 17 19 29 1 6.4 7.1 0.4 10.9 0% -.327 1.50 3.78 1.88 0 0.00 0.0
1999 ATL MLB NL 16 7 51.0 2 2 0 38 27 45 11 95 6.7 4.8 1.9 7.9 0% .209 1.27 5.81 5.47 107 4.29 83.4
1999 GWN AAA INT 14 14 78.0 6 3 0 73 26 90 10 8.4 3.0 1.2 10.4 0% -.500 1.27 3.78 3.81 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ATL MLB NL 22 0 39.7 4 0 0 35 19 32 4 103 7.9 4.3 0.9 7.3 0% .258 1.36 4.26 2.50 90 3.34 64.4
2000 PHI MLB NL 15 15 94.3 3 4 0 81 27 80 14 109 7.7 2.6 1.3 7.6 0% .257 1.14 4.17 3.63 103 4.64 89.3
2000 GWN AAA INT 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 5 1 6 0 7.5 1.5 0.0 9.0 0% -.714 1.00 1.63 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 NYN MLB NL 11 11 59.7 3 2 0 56 28 47 10 93 8.4 4.2 1.5 7.1 0% .274 1.41 5.01 4.68 114 5.06 104.8
2001 PHI MLB NL 16 16 86.3 4 5 0 90 31 79 19 96 9.4 3.2 2.0 8.2 0% .283 1.40 5.14 5.00 110 5.07 105.1
2001 REA AA EAS 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 4.5 0.0 0.0 10.5 0% -.429 0.50 0.87 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SWB AAA INT 3 3 18.7 1 0 0 14 5 14 2 6.7 2.4 1.0 6.7 0% -.571 1.02 3.86 3.85 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CIN MLB NL 39 1 39.7 0 2 0 37 20 37 7 106 8.4 4.5 1.6 8.4 0% .265 1.44 4.89 4.31 111 5.20 111.5
2002 MON MLB NL 15 5 37.3 2 3 0 47 23 43 9 103 11.3 5.5 2.2 10.4 0% .369 1.88 5.63 6.99 101 4.96 106.3
2002 NYN MLB NL 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 91 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 1.50 2.87 0.00 80 1.77 38.1
2003 BOS MLB AL 5 2 12.3 0 1 0 12 2 12 4 104 8.8 1.5 2.9 8.8 0% .250 1.14 5.85 5.11 100 5.33 111.7
2003 HOU MLB NL 11 0 12.0 0 0 0 14 8 8 2 104 10.5 6.0 1.5 6.0 0% .300 1.83 6.30 6.00 98 4.66 97.6
2003 PAW AAA INT 16 15 85.0 5 5 1 80 15 73 12 8.5 1.6 1.3 7.7 0% .278 1.12 4.00 4.24 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BAL MLB AL 8 7 47.7 2 1 0 39 16 32 7 104 7.4 3.0 1.3 6.0 0% .227 1.15 4.72 3.02 108 5.30 109.4
2004 OTT AAA INT 22 17 95.0 4 3 0 85 30 108 12 8.1 2.8 1.1 10.2 0% .297 1.21 3.60 3.22 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SYR AAA INT 3 3 10.3 0 1 0 17 5 8 4 14.9 4.4 3.5 7.0 0% .351 2.14 8.50 8.74 0 0.00 0.0
2005 BAL MLB AL 34 32 197.3 13 10 0 187 63 133 33 101 8.5 2.9 1.5 6.1 0% .259 1.27 4.96 3.83 113 5.52 118.8
2006 BAL MLB AL 40 12 98.7 0 7 0 137 35 70 28 109 12.5 3.2 2.6 6.4 0% .341 1.74 6.52 6.93 125 7.17 146.0
2006 PAN wor WBC 1 1 5.1 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 7.1 1.8 0.0 5.3 0% .267 0.98 3.17 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TEX MLB AL 5 0 10.0 0 0 0 11 6 7 3 102 9.9 5.4 2.7 6.3 0% .267 1.70 7.60 7.20 114 6.81 140.9
2007 OKL AAA PCL 4 4 16.0 1 1 0 17 3 12 3 102 9.6 1.7 1.7 6.8 0% .286 1.25 5.21 5.63 97 3.27 67.0
2009 KCA MLB AL 17 9 62.3 1 6 0 74 25 45 12 105 10.7 3.6 1.7 6.5 0% .321 1.59 5.59 5.78 119 6.38 136.8
2009 OMA AAA PCL 14 13 82.0 4 2 0 57 23 69 8 89 6.3 2.5 0.9 7.6 0% .224 0.98 4.02 3.40 94 2.50 52.5
2010 KCA MLB AL 33 23 140.3 12 7 1 136 57 98 17 111 8.7 3.7 1.1 6.3 0% .275 1.38 4.50 4.17 123 6.48 146.3
2010 OMA AAA PCL 3 3 20.7 0 1 0 13 5 20 0 94 5.7 2.2 0.0 8.7 0% .255 0.87 2.37 1.30 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KCA MLB AL 25 25 155.0 12 8 0 152 50 97 18 108 8.8 2.9 1.0 5.6 0% .278 1.30 4.42 3.77 116 5.02 116.6
2011 NWA AA TEX 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 84 22.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .556 2.50 1.37 18.00 86 9.31 190.2
2011 OMA AAA PCL 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 11 1 8 3 102 11.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 0% .296 1.33 7.00 6.00 105 4.20 85.8
2012 KCA MLB AL 34 34 191.7 11 14 0 215 47 140 33 101 10.1 2.2 1.5 6.6 0% .304 1.37 4.68 5.07 119 5.83 133.5
2013 KCA MLB AL 34 15 121.0 9 4 0 107 36 78 13 99 8.0 2.7 1.0 5.8 0% .255 1.18 4.14 3.27 118 5.19 124.2
2014 KCA MLB AL 13 7 48.3 2 4 0 69 16 36 7 101 12.8 3.0 1.3 6.7 0% .380 1.76 4.61 7.45 110 5.29 129.8
2014 NWA AA TEX 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 8 0 3 2 98 24.0 0.0 6.0 9.0 0% .546 2.67 9.78 6.00 117 8.86 187.6
2014 OMA AAA PCL 3 3 12.3 0 1 0 21 3 13 1 96 15.3 2.2 0.7 9.5 0% .500 1.95 3.37 8.76 70 4.81 101.8
2015 CLE MLB AL 2 2 6.3 0 1 0 17 1 4 3 114 24.2 1.4 4.3 5.7 0% .519 2.84 8.47 12.79 98 4.85 113.3
2015 COH AAA INT 5 5 31.0 2 1 0 19 3 23 4 103 5.5 0.9 1.2 6.7 0% .188 0.71 3.73 1.74 96 2.20 48.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 1062 0.4906 0.4454 0.8457 0.6161 0.2810 0.8847 0.7632 0.1543
2010 2399 0.5390 0.4460 0.8224 0.5940 0.2731 0.8750 0.6887 0.1776
2011 2515 0.5344 0.4541 0.8292 0.6071 0.2784 0.8848 0.6902 0.1708
2012 3182 0.5229 0.4868 0.8276 0.6346 0.3248 0.8712 0.7343 0.1724
2013 1943 0.5600 0.4709 0.8240 0.6085 0.2959 0.8550 0.7431 0.1760
2014 860 0.5256 0.4686 0.8362 0.6261 0.2941 0.8975 0.6917 0.1638
2015 119 0.5378 0.5042 0.8333 0.6563 0.3273 0.8571 0.7778 0.1667
Career120800.53200.46460.82860.61460.29420.87510.71740.1714

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
2014-04-25 2014-06-24 60-DL 60 55 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Disc Injury and Had Epidural Injection - -
2011-05-06 2011-06-24 15-DL 49 44 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2009-09-18 2009-10-05 60-DL 17 16 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-01-01 2008-01-01 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2005-06-26 2005-07-04 DTD 8 7 Left Sprain Big Toe -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $
2014 KCA $3,250,000
2013 KCA $4,500,000
2012 KCA $4,500,000
2011 KCA $2,000,000
2006 BAL $3,800,000
2005 BAL $550,000
2003 HOU $700,000
2002 NYN $300,000
2001 PHI $300,000
2000 ATL $207,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$20,107,500
10 yrTotal$20,107,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 159 dScott Boras1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/16/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Performance bonuses: $1M based on starts, $0.3M based on relief appearances. May opt out of contract at end of spring training if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by Cleveland 5/9/15. DFA by Cleveland 5/16/15. Retired 5/15.
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2014), plus 2015 option. Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/30/14. 14:$3.25M, 15:$5.5M mutual option ($1M buyout). Performance bonuses: $0.125M for each start from 16 to 25. DFA by Kansas City 8/29/14. Released 9/5/14.
  • 2 years/$9M (2012-13). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/23/11. 12:$4.5M, 13:$4.5M. May earn additional $1M annually in performance bonuses. May earn additional $0.5M annually in roster bonuses.
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/15/11. Performance bonuses to $1.5M.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/11/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 4/23/10.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2009). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/28/09 (minor-league contract, $0.6M in majors). Contract purchased by Kansas City 6/27/09.
  • 2008. Did not play.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract). DFA by Texas 4/07. Contract purchased by Texas 4/07.
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2006). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 200 IP, 33 starts.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2005). Re-signed by Baltimore 12/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2004). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/03 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Toronto 5/04. Contract purchased by Baltimore 8/04.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2003). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/03 (lost arbitration, $0.83M-$0.7M). DFA by Cincinnati 3/03. Released by Cincinnati 3/03. Signed by Houston as a free agent 3/03 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 3/03. Claimed by Boston off waivers from Houston 5/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Acquired by Montreal in trade from NY Mets 4/02. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Montreal 7/02.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2001). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Philadelphia 7/01.
  • 1 year/$0.2075M (2000). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Atlanta 7/00.
  • Signed by Atlanta 1993 as an amateur free agent from Panama.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat) Better start this week - Chen at MIN or Odorizzi at Arizona?
(dylanrox from New Orleans )
For a moment, I thought this referred to Bruce Chen and I was shocked he was pitching for a team other than the Twins. It's Wei-Yen, and both pitchers have similar profiles. I guess I would take the guy facing the Twins. Arizona lineup still has some dangerous hitters and it is a tough park. But one game variance here. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)You think Danny Duffy will take over Bruce Chen's spot in the rotation soon? If so is he an immediate add?
(Mike from Boston)
I think he can, yes. And then he'd be an add in a lot of formats, but not necessarily a must-add in 10 or 12-team mixers (Paul Sporer)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which deal do you like better -- the Giants' 2-year/$23 million deal for Tim Hudson or the A's 2-year/$22 million deal for Scott Kazmir? Sub-question, is getting Kazmir at this price better than whatever cost it would have taken to sign Bartolo Colon?
(Greg from San Francisco)
I prefer the Hudson deal. I just trust him more. Kazmir has a great story and I have fond memories of his golden days, but his injury history concerns me more than Hudson's broken ankle does. Plus, I'm not sold that Kazmir is as good as his second-half numbers suggest, or that we should put a ton of emphasis on them-after all, Bruce Chen had a lower OPS-against than Kazmir did, and nobody wants to give him a two-year deal. I view him as more of a no. 4 type, which is fine. I just prefer Hudson's relative safeness.

It depends on what Colon wants. If the money was comparable then I might prefer Colon. But if he wanted 3/45 or something out there like that, well ... (R.J. Anderson)
2013-03-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bruce Chen is weird. He was much better in 2011 than 2012 on the tangible surface, but some of his metrics point to an improvement. 5% increase in IFFB%, SIERA went down, K% up, BB% down...his pitch F/X values are all down save his change up. He's known for his pastiche of arm slots as well. How does all of this gel? Which is the genuine Chen?
(Tyler Drenon from TheDoubleday.com)
It's a fine line for guys like Chen. He's going to hang around like a Doug Davis or something, effective enough often enough to keep getting work. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some players that are undervalued by Rotiserie Rankings that may be steals in a Points league draft?
(Sean T. from Bethesda)
For hitters, you're looking for boring vanilla guys that contribute stats across the board. Think Hunter Pence: seemingly vanilla players that contribute something across the board. For pitchers, innings munchers matter a lot. Bruce Chen isn't worth much in a Roto format but because he just keeps churning out innings he provides more value in a points format. (Mike Gianella)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chances that both AL wild cards come out of the East? How long before KC has a legit shot in the Central?
(cooldude from Mpls)
I think it's certainly possible, the Red Sox slow start notwithstanding. Even so, I wouldn't count the second place team in the AL West, either the Angels or the Rangers, out of the running at all. Both teams have a good deal of talent and depth.

As for the Royals, I'd guess that 2014 is realistic. Right now, I simply don't see the starting pitching they need to compete; at best maybe Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar (who took a step forward in the second half last year) are league average - where is the rest of that help going to come from? They'll need to sign outside free agents or make trades in order to fortify their starting five. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How dare you, sir, to refer to the Royals rotation as a "cast of clowns". Speaking for clowns everywhere I am offended.
(kcboomer from kc)
I'll ask Matt Klaassen to MSPaint me a photo of Bruce Chen in clown garb, tout de suite. (Mike Fast)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeremy, welcome aboard, and thanks a ton for stepping up and doing your first BP chat on such short notice. Here in Mesa, it's Matt Garza vs. Bruce Chen, an interesting pair of decisions as far as acquisition vs. retention. What are you thoughts on this odd couple?
(Christina Kahrl from HoHoKam Stadium)
I watched Bruce Chen at a Yankee game last year, and I did not understand why he was pitching in the Major Leagues. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2010-10-05 19:23:33 (link to chat)Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?
(Ryan from Springfield, PA)
Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez. (Roundtable Administrator)
2004-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bruce Chen just got traded to the O's for a PBTNL. The O's are the 10th organization he's played for. PECOTA still thinks he has some value, despite his prodigious ability to serve up taters. Is he AAA filler at this point, or is there still a chance he'll succeed?
(DK from NYC)
Home run rate is huge when evaluating young pitchers. Lots of guys can put together reasonably good K/BB numbers in the minor leagues simply by challenging hitters; it seems that HR rate is a truer test of how likely that strategy is to hold up in the big leagues. I'd be surprised if Chen puts together much of a career. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneRyan (Springfield, PA): Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?

Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez.
(Eric Seidman)
 

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