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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 650 613.3 26 43 204 3.62 7.1
Birth Date8-9-1975
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age43 years, 11 months, 14 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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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
2001 SEA MLB 10 0 11.7 1 1 0 6 8 10 2 106 4.6 6.2 1.5 7.7 0% .167 1.20 6.43 4.63 107 5.00 103.6 0.1
2002 COL MLB 31 0 26.7 2 0 0 25 13 38 4 123 8.4 4.4 1.4 12.8 0% .350 1.43 3.77 4.73 86 3.29 70.7 0.6
2003 COL MLB 75 0 75.3 3 3 4 64 34 82 7 113 7.6 4.1 0.8 9.8 0% .298 1.30 3.59 2.75 92 4.15 87.0 1.0
2004 COL MLB 47 0 44.7 2 4 0 46 19 48 5 117 9.3 3.8 1.0 9.7 0% .328 1.46 3.79 5.64 98 4.92 101.4 0.3
2005 COL MLB 78 0 74.3 2 5 31 59 34 91 6 115 7.1 4.1 0.7 11.0 0% .294 1.25 3.36 2.91 78 3.02 64.9 2.1
2006 COL MLB 66 0 65.3 3 4 30 50 26 73 8 106 6.9 3.6 1.1 10.1 0% .261 1.16 3.93 3.44 89 3.60 73.4 1.5
2007 COL MLB 64 0 61.3 3 5 20 46 23 56 6 108 6.8 3.4 0.9 8.2 0% .245 1.13 4.08 3.08 100 4.60 95.2 0.6
2008 COL MLB 67 0 62.7 1 5 30 47 22 82 3 106 6.8 3.2 0.4 11.8 0% .297 1.10 2.20 2.73 87 3.57 76.1 1.2
2009 ANA MLB 65 0 55.0 1 5 48 53 24 46 6 103 8.7 3.9 1.0 7.5 0% .292 1.40 4.46 3.93 111 5.35 114.7 -0.1
2010 ANA 0 39 0 38.3 4 1 23 28 18 39 5 98 6.6 4.2 1.2 9.2 0% .235 1.20 4.19 3.52 114 4.93 111.4 0.0
2010 MIN 0 9 0 9.7 0 0 1 3 2 8 0 112 2.8 1.9 0.0 7.4 0% .125 0.52 2.32 0.00 104 4.86 109.7 0.0
2011 OAK MLB 67 0 58.3 2 8 12 52 20 42 6 97 8.0 3.1 0.9 6.5 0% .258 1.23 4.19 3.70 113 4.35 101.2 0.3
2012 OAK 0 26 0 25.0 2 2 5 30 10 18 5 96 10.8 3.6 1.8 6.5 0% .305 1.60 5.52 6.84 120 6.02 138.0 -0.4
2012 SLN 0 6 0 5.0 0 0 0 6 5 6 1 107 10.8 9.0 1.8 10.8 0% .357 2.20 6.33 9.00 134 7.32 167.8 -0.1
2010 TOT MLB 48 0 48.0 4 1 24 31 20 47 5 101 5.8 3.8 0.9 8.8 0% .000 1.06 3.81 2.81 112 4.92 111.1 0.0
2012 TOT MLB 32 0 30.0 2 2 5 36 15 24 6 98 10.8 4.5 1.8 7.2 0% .000 1.70 5.65 7.20 123 6.24 143.0 -0.5
CareerMLB6500613.32643204515258639641087.63.80.99.438%.2801.263.843.62984.2691.77.0

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 EVE A- NWN 13 2 26.7 0 1 0 23 13 26 2 7.8 4.4 0.7 8.8 0% .000 1.35 4.08 4.38 0 0.00 0.0
1997 WIS A MDW 22 22 118.7 6 7 0 84 59 153 6 6.4 4.5 0.5 11.6 0% .300 1.20 3.23 3.56 0 0.00 0.0
1998 LNC A+ CLF 24 22 118.7 7 7 0 121 81 137 8 9.2 6.1 0.6 10.4 0% -.500 1.70 4.38 4.17 0 0.00 0.0
1999 NHV AA EAS 15 14 60.0 3 3 0 53 46 66 5 8.0 6.9 0.8 9.9 0% -.410 1.65 4.45 4.95 0 0.00 0.0
2000 NHV AA EAS 26 26 139.7 7 12 0 127 70 152 7 8.2 4.5 0.5 9.8 0% -.524 1.41 3.38 4.51 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SEA MLB AL 10 0 11.7 1 1 0 6 8 10 2 106 4.6 6.2 1.5 7.7 0% .167 1.20 6.43 4.63 107 5.00 103.6
2001 TAC AAA PCL 35 0 52.0 3 2 6 35 25 70 4 6.1 4.3 0.7 12.1 0% -.313 1.15 3.30 2.94 0 0.00 0.0
2002 COL MLB NL 31 0 26.7 2 0 0 25 13 38 4 123 8.4 4.4 1.4 12.8 0% .350 1.43 3.77 4.73 86 3.29 70.7
2002 CSP AAA PCL 41 0 48.7 3 3 1 44 32 61 0 8.1 5.9 0.0 11.3 0% .346 1.56 3.16 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
2003 COL MLB NL 75 0 75.3 3 3 4 64 34 82 7 113 7.6 4.1 0.8 9.8 0% .298 1.30 3.59 2.75 92 4.15 87.0
2004 COL MLB NL 47 0 44.7 2 4 0 46 19 48 5 117 9.3 3.8 1.0 9.7 0% .328 1.46 3.79 5.64 98 4.92 101.4
2004 CSP AAA PCL 5 5 5.0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0 1.8 5.4 0.0 10.8 0% .100 0.80 2.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 COL MLB NL 78 0 74.3 2 5 31 59 34 91 6 115 7.1 4.1 0.7 11.0 0% .294 1.25 3.36 2.91 78 3.02 64.9
2006 COL MLB NL 66 0 65.3 3 4 30 50 26 73 8 106 6.9 3.6 1.1 10.1 0% .261 1.16 3.93 3.44 89 3.60 73.4
2006 USA wor WBC 3 0 2.2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4.1 0.0 0.0 12.3 0% .200 0.45 1.03 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 COL MLB NL 64 0 61.3 3 5 20 46 23 56 6 108 6.8 3.4 0.9 8.2 0% .245 1.13 4.08 3.08 100 4.60 95.2
2007 ASH A SAL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.51 0.00 63 3.09 63.3
2007 CSP AAA PCL 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 126 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .400 1.00 1.53 0.00 80 3.72 76.4
2008 COL MLB NL 67 0 62.7 1 5 30 47 22 82 3 106 6.8 3.2 0.4 11.8 0% .297 1.10 2.20 2.73 87 3.57 76.1
2009 ANA MLB AL 65 0 55.0 1 5 48 53 24 46 6 103 8.7 3.9 1.0 7.5 0% .292 1.40 4.46 3.93 111 5.35 114.7
2010 ANA MLB AL 39 0 38.3 4 1 23 28 18 39 5 98 6.6 4.2 1.2 9.2 0% .235 1.20 4.19 3.52 114 4.93 111.4
2010 MIN MLB AL 9 0 9.7 0 0 1 3 2 8 0 112 2.8 1.9 0.0 7.4 0% .125 0.52 2.32 0.00 104 4.86 109.7
2010 RCU A+ CLF 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 87 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.72 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 OAK MLB AL 67 0 58.3 2 8 12 52 20 42 6 97 8.0 3.1 0.9 6.5 0% .258 1.23 4.19 3.70 113 4.35 101.2
2012 OAK MLB AL 26 0 25.0 2 2 5 30 10 18 5 96 10.8 3.6 1.8 6.5 0% .305 1.60 5.52 6.84 120 6.02 138.0
2012 SLN MLB NL 6 0 5.0 0 0 0 6 5 6 1 107 10.8 9.0 1.8 10.8 0% .357 2.20 6.33 9.00 134 7.32 167.8
2012 SFD AA TEX 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.73 0.00 62 2.98 62.0
2012 CRD Rk GCL 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 100 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .200 0.50 2.43 0.00 90 3.26 67.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1080 0.5481 0.4750 0.7135 0.6267 0.2910 0.7655 0.5775 0.2865
2009 958 0.5188 0.4342 0.7861 0.5855 0.2711 0.8351 0.6720 0.2139
2010 809 0.5019 0.4190 0.7758 0.5911 0.2457 0.7958 0.7273 0.2242
2011 943 0.5345 0.4464 0.8076 0.5952 0.2756 0.8300 0.7521 0.1924
2012 512 0.5254 0.4102 0.8143 0.6059 0.1934 0.8344 0.7447 0.1857
Career43020.52720.44140.77400.60150.26310.80900.68490.2260

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
2012-06-15 2012-06-23 DTD 8 7 - Ankle Soreness - -
2011-04-03 2011-04-07 DTD 4 3 Fingers Blister -
2010-08-29 2010-09-12 DTD 14 12 Low Back Soreness -
2010-04-06 2010-04-21 15-DL 15 14 Mid Back Strain -
2009-03-09 2009-03-26 Camp 17 0 Low Back Tightness -
2007-07-04 2007-08-14 15-DL 41 33 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2007-03-01 2007-03-07 Camp 6 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-04-22 2006-04-26 DTD 4 4 Low Back Spasms -
2004-06-07 2004-08-15 15-DL 69 62 Back Strain -
2001-08-26 2001-09-17 Minors 22 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
1999-06-05 1999-08-21 Minors 77 0 - Not Disclosed - -
1998-04-02 1998-04-20 Minors 18 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SLN $
2012 OAK $5,000,000
2011 OAK $5,000,000
2010 ANA $9,000,000
2009 ANA $8,500,000
2008 COL $5,050,000
2007 COL $3,500,000
2006 COL $2,000,000
2005 COL $328,000
2004 COL $320,000
2003 COL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$38,998,000
10 yrTotal$38,998,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 80 dRick Thurman2 years/$10.5M (2011-12), option

Details
  • 2 years/$10.5M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/19/11. 11:$5M, 12:$5M, 13:$6.5M club option, $0.5M buyout). Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 30, 40, 45, 50 GF. $0.25M each for 55, 60 GF. Assignment bonus of $0.2M if traded. DFA by Oakland 7/3/12. Released 7/11/12. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/15/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by St. Louis 7/25/12. Placed on restricted list by St. Louis 8/14/12. Retired 11/12.
  • 2 years/$17.5M (2009-10). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/31/08. 09:$8.5M, 10:$9M, 11:$9M club option. Option vests with 55 GF in 2010. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 8/27/10.
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2008). Re-signed 2/15/08 (avoided arbitration, $6.5M-$5.05M).
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2006-07). Re-signed 12/05 (avoided arbitration). 06:$2M, 07:$3.5M. Award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.328M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (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 Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's just signed Grant Balfour and now are apparently targeting Brian Fuentes. All this on top of the signings of Rich Harden and Brandon McCarthy. Obviously a lot of injury risk, but do you see the A's looking to move one of their relievers in a package for another bat?
(Tom from Madison)
Someone is going to have to go somewhere if they keep doing this, but I'm just not sure who they are going to move. It was smart of them to wait until the market died down a little though. You know a reliever is going to get hurt in the spring or a team won't have as many quality options as they thought they did. (Marc Normandin)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is the Tiger's payroll so high that their name isn't even surfacing on Brian Fuentes? His price seems to be falling, and would see the Tigers as desperate for a closer.
(LyleCox from Cleveland)
Skip closers, the Tigers should be desperate for relief help in general, and one high-profile signing by itself doesn't fix the pen. If anything, they're better off penciling in Zumaya as the guy who gets the most save opportunities, accepting that they have a bit of lefty help already in hand, and could use a power right-hander. I'd rather see them chasing Juan Cruz. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Quick follow-up: do you think Fuentes would be less of a risk, even though he's about several years older than K-Rod, because he'll likely want a shorter-term deal (i.e., four years or under)?
(wrightfan5 from New York, New York, Big City of Dreams)
Does anyone really think Brian Fuentes is worth $10m a year, even for one year? Really? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Who is a better bet to get traded: Brian Fuentes or George Sherill?
(Robin Quivers from NYC)
I'm guessing both stay right where they're at. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)What, in your view, is Brian Fuentes actually WORTH in a trade? Not what (if anything) the Rockies will get for him, but what comprises a deal that's "fair" -- whatever that means.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I would say a good upper-level prospect. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)If the Rays are looking to add a reliever, why would they deal Dan Wheeler, who has been one of their best relievers?
(Tommy from Outsperswing)
It's a value equation. "Cardiac Dan" has been supplanted as an 8th inning guy/CIW by Grant Balfour, but has good numbers and is seen by the league as a premium setup guy. That has a pretty big value, considering someone like Brian Fuentes would cost a David Price to acquire. If you can trade Wheeler, get a RH bat, and plug in one of the available guys or even Price in September, shouldn't they consider it? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Would it really take David Price to get Brian Fuentes? Fuentes must be better than I thought.
(Stephen from Louisville)
That's what O'Dowd asked for. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina! Do you think that Brian Fuentes will end up in another uniform on July 31st? If yes, do you think that the Rockies will have made a good deal?
(PJ from Montrťal)
Hi PJ... yes, but perhaps not as much as you might wish for if you're a Rockies fan. He'll be a free agent at season's end, after all, and while keeping him via arbitration would be great for the acquirer, it's more likely he'll leave for free agency and get a multi-year deal. So the team getting Fuentes is looking at two months with him plus a draft pick. It could turn out well if O'Dowd plays bidders off against one another, especially with this being another seller's market, but that's not guaranteed. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneOh yeah, Brian Fuentes pitches for the Twins. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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