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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 703 708.7 35 43 358 3.17 12.9
Birth Date8-9-1969
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age49 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1995 CAL MLB 62 0 74.0 3 2 3 37 26 94 6 100 4.5 3.2 0.7 11.4 30% .197 0.85 2.74 1.95 69 2.69 55.0 2.2
1996 CAL MLB 62 0 74.0 0 2 36 38 31 100 8 99 4.6 3.8 1.0 12.2 28% .200 0.93 3.28 2.31 65 3.12 61.5 1.9
1997 ANA MLB 55 0 52.0 5 5 27 40 22 72 6 99 6.9 3.8 1.0 12.5 24% .283 1.19 3.37 3.46 87 4.09 85.1 0.7
1998 ANA MLB 67 0 66.7 2 7 42 45 37 87 5 94 6.1 5.0 0.7 11.7 31% .258 1.23 3.38 3.65 70 3.27 67.7 1.5
1999 ANA MLB 60 0 57.0 4 6 31 38 22 58 9 95 6.0 3.5 1.4 9.2 30% .210 1.05 4.52 3.79 99 3.59 69.7 1.2
2000 ANA MLB 54 0 50.0 5 5 32 42 30 49 7 92 7.6 5.4 1.3 8.8 36% .263 1.44 5.00 4.50 100 4.11 79.1 0.8
2001 ANA MLB 57 0 57.7 4 2 39 39 18 71 3 97 6.1 2.8 0.5 11.1 40% .265 0.99 2.34 2.65 71 2.28 47.3 2.0
2002 ANA MLB 58 0 56.3 4 1 40 38 25 68 5 94 6.1 4.0 0.8 10.9 27% .254 1.12 3.12 1.92 86 2.70 57.9 1.7
2003 ANA MLB 52 0 49.3 0 5 33 33 23 48 7 99 6.0 4.2 1.3 8.8 28% .208 1.14 4.57 3.47 106 4.22 88.5 0.6
2004 ANA MLB 52 0 49.7 2 3 33 43 19 33 7 103 7.8 3.4 1.3 6.0 32% .242 1.25 4.98 2.90 118 6.38 131.6 -0.4
2005 DET MLB 26 0 25.0 1 3 8 19 11 20 7 101 6.8 4.0 2.5 7.2 28% .179 1.20 6.64 5.76 108 4.96 106.8 0.1
2007 SLN MLB 34 1 40.0 3 0 0 24 10 36 3 103 5.4 2.3 0.7 8.1 34% .208 0.85 3.09 1.80 96 3.89 80.5 0.7
2008 TBA MLB 50 0 45.7 2 1 28 29 27 38 9 103 5.7 5.3 1.8 7.5 23% .168 1.23 5.89 4.53 123 5.80 123.7 -0.2
2009 TBA MLB 14 0 11.3 0 1 6 14 5 7 3 106 11.1 4.0 2.4 5.6 26% .306 1.68 6.93 6.35 114 5.08 108.9 0.0
CareerMLB7031708.7354335847930678185986.13.91.19.930%.2301.113.923.17903.7877.812.9

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-
1991 BOI A- NWN 28 0 38.3 2 0 12 23 18 63 0 5.4 4.2 0.0 14.8 0% .000 1.07 1.70 1.41 0 0.00 0.0
1992 LEL A+ CLF 11 0 10.7 1 1 2 6 8 16 0 5.0 6.7 0.0 13.5 0% .000 1.31 2.66 5.05 0 0.00 0.0
1992 MID AA TXS 20 0 19.0 3 0 5 18 11 21 1 8.5 5.2 0.5 9.9 0% .000 1.53 3.47 2.37 0 0.00 0.0
1993 VAN AAA PCL 18 0 18.7 0 1 4 24 13 19 0 11.6 6.3 0.0 9.1 0% .000 1.98 4.07 6.26 0 0.00 0.0
1994 VAN AAA PCL 49 0 61.0 2 6 15 63 29 73 4 9.3 4.3 0.6 10.8 0% .000 1.51 3.82 4.13 0 0.00 0.0
1995 CAL MLB AL 62 0 74.0 3 2 3 37 26 94 6 100 4.5 3.2 0.7 11.4 30% .197 0.85 2.74 1.95 69 2.69 55.0
1996 CAL MLB AL 62 0 74.0 0 2 36 38 31 100 8 99 4.6 3.8 1.0 12.2 28% .200 0.93 3.28 2.31 65 3.12 61.5
1997 ANA MLB AL 55 0 52.0 5 5 27 40 22 72 6 99 6.9 3.8 1.0 12.5 24% .283 1.19 3.37 3.46 87 4.09 85.1
1997 LEL A+ CLF 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .250 0.50 0.50 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 ANA MLB AL 67 0 66.7 2 7 42 45 37 87 5 94 6.1 5.0 0.7 11.7 31% .258 1.23 3.38 3.65 70 3.27 67.7
1999 ANA MLB AL 60 0 57.0 4 6 31 38 22 58 9 95 6.0 3.5 1.4 9.2 30% .210 1.05 4.52 3.79 99 3.59 69.7
2000 ANA MLB AL 54 0 50.0 5 5 32 42 30 49 7 92 7.6 5.4 1.3 8.8 36% .263 1.44 5.00 4.50 100 4.11 79.1
2000 LEL A+ CLF 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 0% -.500 1.00 4.18 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2001 ANA MLB AL 57 0 57.7 4 2 39 39 18 71 3 97 6.1 2.8 0.5 11.1 40% .265 0.99 2.34 2.65 71 2.28 47.3
2002 ANA MLB AL 58 0 56.3 4 1 40 38 25 68 5 94 6.1 4.0 0.8 10.9 27% .254 1.12 3.12 1.92 86 2.70 57.9
2003 ANA MLB AL 52 0 49.3 0 5 33 33 23 48 7 99 6.0 4.2 1.3 8.8 28% .208 1.14 4.57 3.47 106 4.22 88.5
2004 ANA MLB AL 52 0 49.7 2 3 33 43 19 33 7 103 7.8 3.4 1.3 6.0 32% .242 1.25 4.98 2.90 118 6.38 131.6
2005 DET MLB AL 26 0 25.0 1 3 8 19 11 20 7 101 6.8 4.0 2.5 7.2 28% .179 1.20 6.64 5.76 108 4.96 106.8
2007 SLN MLB NL 34 1 40.0 3 0 0 24 10 36 3 103 5.4 2.3 0.7 8.1 34% .208 0.85 3.09 1.80 96 3.89 80.5
2007 MEM AAA PCL 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 4 5 9 0 102 5.4 6.7 0.0 12.1 40% .267 1.34 3.53 1.34 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TBA MLB AL 50 0 45.7 2 1 28 29 27 38 9 103 5.7 5.3 1.8 7.5 23% .168 1.23 5.89 4.53 123 5.80 123.7
2009 TBA MLB AL 14 0 11.3 0 1 6 14 5 7 3 106 11.1 4.0 2.4 5.6 26% .306 1.68 6.93 6.35 114 5.08 108.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 777 0.5161 0.4080 0.7823 0.5786 0.2261 0.8448 0.6118 0.2177
2009 217 0.4977 0.4194 0.7802 0.5926 0.2477 0.7969 0.7407 0.2198
Career9940.51210.41050.78180.58170.23080.83430.63990.2182

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
2009-08-10 2009-08-10 On-Alr 0 0 Low Back Pain -
2009-05-22 2009-10-05 60-DL 136 119 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-12-03 2008-12-03 Off 0 0 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2008-12-03
2008-09-22 2008-09-25 DTD 3 4 Low Back Inflammation -
2008-09-11 2008-09-18 DTD 7 6 Low Back Tightness -
2008-08-15 2008-09-03 15-DL 19 16 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Cartilage -
2008-07-01 2008-07-20 15-DL 19 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-06-25 2008-06-29 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-05-29 2008-06-13 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-05-24 2008-05-25 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-09-24 2007-09-28 DTD 4 4 Right Elbow Soreness -
2007-09-02 2007-09-04 DTD 2 2 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-04-01 2006-10-28 60-DL 210 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Strain Partial Tear Flexor-pronator Mass -
2005-07-10 2005-09-29 60-DL 81 73 Right Elbow Strain Partial Tear Flexor-pronator Mass -
2005-05-08 2005-06-05 15-DL 28 24 Right Elbow Strain Partial Tear Flexor-pronator Mass -
2004-06-02 2004-06-27 15-DL 25 23 Right Elbow Inflammation Pronator Teres -
2004-02-28 2004-02-28 Off 0 0 Face Surgery Eye Stigmatism 2004-02-28
2003-09-24 2003-09-29 DTD 5 4 Right Forearm Inflammation -
2003-05-23 2003-06-07 15-DL 15 13 Right Hip Inflammation Degenerative Changes -
2002-07-12 2002-07-27 15-DL 15 14 Left Lower Leg Infection Achilles Tendon -
2002-04-03 2002-04-18 15-DL 15 12 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2000-08-05 2000-08-25 15-DL 20 17 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1997-04-07 1997-05-16 15-DL 39 32 Right Shoulder Weakness - -
1993-05-28 1993-09-07 Minors 102 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 1993-06-04 -
1992-04-05 1992-04-05 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 TBA $4,450,000
2008 TBA $4,000,000
2006 DET $6,000,000
2005 DET $6,000,000
2004 ANA $7,500,000
2003 ANA $7,500,000
2002 ANA $5,250,000
2001 ANA $3,400,000
2000 ANA $2,350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$46,450,000
9 yrTotal$46,450,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 97 dPaul Cohen2 yr/$8M (08-09)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from STL 11/30/07, 2 year/$8M (08-09)
  • 08:$4M, 09:$4M+08 escalator earned (c$4.45M)
  • vinterestage auto, $0.5M assignment bonus (1-time)
  • $4M performance bonus (games, games finished)
  • contract purchased 6/26/07
  • signed as a free agent from DT 6/8/07, 1 year (07) (minor-league contract)
  • 2 year/$12M (05-06), 05:$6M, 06:$6M
  • signed as a free agent from AN 11/04
  • 02: club exercised 1 year/ $5.25M opt
  • $1M signing bonus for extension 2/02
  • 2 year/$16M (03-04) $1M signing bonus
  • 03-04:$7.5M/year
  • no-trade to NYM, NYY, TOR, MON

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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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think that Troy Percival comes up in a couple of years. Do you think he is a deserving HOFer?
(Steve N from Delaware)
Nope. He's 81st among relievers in JAWS. Mariano Rivera is the only reliever above the standard who's not in, and that includes Trevor Hoffman. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dave Dombrowski has also made some questionable free agent deals with relievers: Troy Percival - $12M for 2 years when his K/IP rate was in freefall Todd Jones - over $17M for 3 years when he was never consistently great On the other hand, besides letting Lyon go, he's let others sign Jamie Walker and Fernando Rodney to long term deals. At least he doesn't tend to reward middle relievers with multi-year deals.
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
So much about relievers is guess-work. Both Percival and Jones were grasping at closers, and I understand the desperation if not the choices. At least he was aiming at the good part of the bullpen, not, as you said, at low-leverage middle relievers. Can I say again: Chan-Ho Park. (Steven Goldman)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)I don't get it, Tommy. I just don't get it. I can't wrap my head around how bloggers, writers and everybody deems that the Rays are the best 3rd place team in baseball and have to have luck, rather than just the talent on roster, to break the grasps of Boston/New York for the #1 or #2 spot in the division. Rays biggest downfall in 2009 was the lack of a "true closer" when Troy Percival went down and Jason Isringhausen forgot his arm wasn't what it used to be. JP Howell was serviceable but a sudden over-use seen him getting knocked around and getting shut-down by season's end. Even with a 11-game losing streak, which is a season-killer for any team, the team won 84 games. If the Rays won 6 or 7 of those games, they would've been a 90-win team. So what do the Rays do this offseason? They use the money that trading Kazmir and Iwamura netted them and dealt the prospect received in Iwamura's trade for a "true closer" in Rafael Soriano. That trade/signing moves every Rays reliever into the spot that they should be filling and would be most u
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Soriano probably adds a net of two wins or so. Assuming for sake of argument that the Rays were a 90 win (true talent) team last year, I think you can justify a 92 win estimate for them this year. But 92 wins doesn't win the AL East 99 times out of 100.

Beyond that, they just don't have the starting pitching of the Red Sox or Yankees. At every slot in the rotation they lose to both those teams. Maybe Hellickson can start consistently this year, maybe Davis is great right away. But for my money, I think those things aren't all likely to happen. In any other division in baseball, the Rays are the prohibitive favorites. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Percival sucks, Dan Wheeler isn't much better and J.P. Howell and Grant Balfour haven't been good...yet. What do you make of the early struggles of the Rays pen?
(Tommy from DRaysBay)
Wait, a bullpen couldn't repeat its performance from last year, one which was above and beyond expectations during its successful run? I liked the Rays to be better than last year for reasons outside of their bullpen. I think we'll see Howell and Balfour pick it up a bit, but if you expect them to replicate last year again, you're in for a long season. (Marc Normandin)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of secret sauce, how do the Rays stack up should they make the playoffs?
(mattymatty from Philly, PA)
Their defense has been terrific this year -- already 35 runs above average thus far on the season -- and Kazmir is a legitimate #1. Troy Percival is not a particularly strong closer, but there are no real red flags for this team in the playoffs. (Nate Silver)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I realize this is impossible to answer with any certainty, but do you have any gut feeling on Harden's health this year?
(tschiera from Brooklyn)
I think he'll throw 80-120 innings around a couple of DL stints. I put him in a category with guys like Prior and Wood, and suggest that a complete year off will help. Sometimes you just need to heal, and the cycle of surgery to rehab to pitching and back is wearing.
Troy Percival and Jaret Wright are two guys who come to mind who took a year or more off and came back with the ability to pitch. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for taking questions! To expand on the "Soviet" recruiting methods, would it behoove an MLB team to screen all of its draftees for pitching potential? Troy Percival and Rafael Soriano come to mind as successful converts. Maybe the Tigers would find that they could use the strong arm of Brandon Inge for occasional mop-up duty as part of his super-utility role.
(havybeaks from Michigan)
I think it's done, kind of. Not in any sort of systematic way, but organizations know who has a cannon at short and they know who pitched in HS. (Interesting thought ... Latin players tend to be classified one way or the other quickly while American players tend to go both ways through HS and even college. Is there an advantage to either side?) (Will Carroll)


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