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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 577 972 47 57 9 5.01 0.6
Birth Date10-2-1973
Height6' 0"
Weight186 lbs
Age46 years, 0 months, 15 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
1999 ANA MLB 31 0 39.3 1 1 0 47 14 22 4 96 10.8 3.2 0.9 5.0 0% .319 1.55 4.46 5.49 101 5.12 99.6 0.2
2000 ANA MLB 27 27 170.0 7 10 0 183 67 78 21 87 9.7 3.5 1.1 4.1 0% .284 1.47 5.19 5.45 107 5.93 114.0 0.8
2001 ANA MLB 32 32 205.3 10 11 0 227 77 104 21 96 9.9 3.4 0.9 4.6 0% .297 1.48 4.74 5.08 108 6.26 129.7 -1.0
2002 ANA MLB 54 15 118.0 9 8 1 119 49 65 17 96 9.1 3.7 1.3 5.0 0% .273 1.42 5.20 4.88 114 5.62 120.6 -0.1
2003 ANA 0 39 0 38.7 1 1 0 37 10 29 2 98 8.6 2.3 0.5 6.8 0% .294 1.22 3.27 3.96 77 2.67 56.0 1.2
2003 CHA 0 20 0 26.0 2 1 0 26 9 27 1 101 9.0 3.1 0.3 9.3 0% .333 1.35 2.67 4.50 80 3.13 65.5 0.7
2004 CHA MLB 20 19 112.7 6 9 0 129 49 69 17 106 10.3 3.9 1.4 5.5 0% .309 1.58 5.27 5.59 113 6.27 129.3 -0.6
2005 TOR MLB 80 0 57.0 3 4 1 54 25 43 2 104 8.5 3.9 0.3 6.8 0% .295 1.39 3.51 3.32 97 4.15 89.2 0.9
2006 CIN 0 16 0 14.3 2 0 3 9 8 11 1 95 5.7 5.0 0.6 6.9 0% .205 1.19 4.36 0.63 104 5.67 115.6 0.0
2006 TOR 0 55 0 37.3 2 2 1 39 16 18 3 108 9.4 3.9 0.7 4.3 0% .293 1.47 4.63 6.51 114 6.39 130.0 -0.3
2007 NYN MLB 70 0 59.0 0 2 2 62 28 41 8 99 9.5 4.3 1.2 6.3 0% .292 1.53 5.12 5.03 105 5.20 107.6 0.2
2008 NYN MLB 73 0 56.7 2 6 1 55 23 34 7 94 8.7 3.7 1.1 5.4 0% .274 1.38 4.93 3.34 111 5.41 115.3 0.0
2009 ARI MLB 45 0 24.0 1 2 0 29 13 14 6 101 10.9 4.9 2.3 5.3 0% .280 1.75 7.01 7.13 132 8.09 173.4 -0.8
2010 BOS MLB 15 0 13.7 1 0 0 19 10 13 2 116 12.5 6.6 1.3 8.6 0% .395 2.12 5.24 7.90 135 7.66 172.9 -0.4
2003 TOT MLB 59 0 64.7 3 2 0 63 19 56 3 99 8.8 2.6 0.4 7.8 0% .000 1.27 3.03 4.18 78 2.85 59.8 1.8
2006 TOT MLB 71 0 51.7 4 2 4 48 24 29 4 104 8.4 4.2 0.7 5.1 0% .000 1.39 4.55 4.88 112 6.19 126.0 -0.3
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Statistics for All Levels

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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-
1999 ANA MLB AL 31 0 39.3 1 1 0 47 14 22 4 96 10.8 3.2 0.9 5.0 0% .319 1.55 4.46 5.49 101 5.12 99.6
2000 ANA MLB AL 27 27 170.0 7 10 0 183 67 78 21 87 9.7 3.5 1.1 4.1 0% .284 1.47 5.19 5.45 107 5.93 114.0
2001 ANA MLB AL 32 32 205.3 10 11 0 227 77 104 21 96 9.9 3.4 0.9 4.6 0% .297 1.48 4.74 5.08 108 6.26 129.7
2002 ANA MLB AL 54 15 118.0 9 8 1 119 49 65 17 96 9.1 3.7 1.3 5.0 0% .273 1.42 5.20 4.88 114 5.62 120.6
2003 ANA MLB AL 39 0 38.7 1 1 0 37 10 29 2 98 8.6 2.3 0.5 6.8 0% .294 1.22 3.27 3.96 77 2.67 56.0
2003 CHA MLB AL 20 0 26.0 2 1 0 26 9 27 1 101 9.0 3.1 0.3 9.3 0% .333 1.35 2.67 4.50 80 3.13 65.5
2004 CHA MLB AL 20 19 112.7 6 9 0 129 49 69 17 106 10.3 3.9 1.4 5.5 0% .309 1.58 5.27 5.59 113 6.27 129.3
2005 TOR MLB AL 80 0 57.0 3 4 1 54 25 43 2 104 8.5 3.9 0.3 6.8 0% .295 1.39 3.51 3.32 97 4.15 89.2
2006 CIN MLB NL 16 0 14.3 2 0 3 9 8 11 1 95 5.7 5.0 0.6 6.9 0% .205 1.19 4.36 0.63 104 5.67 115.6
2006 TOR MLB AL 55 0 37.3 2 2 1 39 16 18 3 108 9.4 3.9 0.7 4.3 0% .293 1.47 4.63 6.51 114 6.39 130.0
2007 NYN MLB NL 70 0 59.0 0 2 2 62 28 41 8 99 9.5 4.3 1.2 6.3 0% .292 1.53 5.12 5.03 105 5.20 107.6
2008 NYN MLB NL 73 0 56.7 2 6 1 55 23 34 7 94 8.7 3.7 1.1 5.4 0% .274 1.38 4.93 3.34 111 5.41 115.3
2009 ARI MLB NL 45 0 24.0 1 2 0 29 13 14 6 101 10.9 4.9 2.3 5.3 0% .280 1.75 7.01 7.13 132 8.09 173.4
2010 BOS MLB AL 15 0 13.7 1 0 0 19 10 13 2 116 12.5 6.6 1.3 8.6 0% .395 2.12 5.24 7.90 135 7.66 172.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 850 0.4776 0.4624 0.8219 0.6182 0.3198 0.8964 0.6901 0.1781
2009 395 0.4405 0.4658 0.8261 0.6437 0.3258 0.9018 0.7083 0.1739
2010 237 0.4346 0.4515 0.7944 0.6019 0.3358 0.8871 0.6667 0.2056
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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
2009-08-10 2009-09-07 15-DL 28 26 General Medical Mood Disorder Clinical Depression -
2008-05-12 2008-05-18 DTD 6 5 Abdomen Inflammation Appendix -
2007-06-07 2007-06-07 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Strain -
2004-08-05 2004-09-30 15-DL 56 54 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2004-08-13
2004-06-22 2004-07-07 15-DL 15 13 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2000-06-17 2000-07-26 15-DL 39 35 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1994-01-01 1994-01-01 Coll 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 BOS $500,000
2009 ARI $3,600,000
2008 NYN $3,600,000
2007 NYN $3,600,000
2006 TOR $2,750,000
2005 TOR $2,500,000
2004 CHA $1,725,000
2003 ANA $1,425,000
2002 ANA $325,000
2001 ANA $275,000
2000 ANA $210,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$20,510,000
11 yrTotal$20,510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 111 dScott Boras1 year/$0.5M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2010). signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/8/10 (minor-league contract). $0.8M salary in majors, $0.7M in performance bonuses. Released by Milwaukee 3/23/10. Signed by Boston as a free agent 3/26/10 (minor-league contract). $0.5M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Boston 4/4/10. DFA by Boston 5/20/10, released.
  • 3 years/$10.8M (2007-09). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/07. 07:$3.6M, 08:$3.6M, 09:$3.6M. Acquired by Arizona in trade from NY Mets 12/12/08, with Mets paying $1.6M of Schoeneweis' $3.6M salary for 2009
  • 2 years/$5.2M (2005-06). Signed as a free agent 1/05. 05:$2.5M, 06:$2.75M.
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2004). Re-signed 1/04 (avoided arbitration). $25,000 for 10 GS, $50,000 each for 15, 18, 22, 24 &
  • 26 GS.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration, $1.5M-$1.25M).

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 The long-ball issues that have plagued Scott Schoeneweis' last four campaigns followed him to Boston, and the lefty no longer looks like even a passable LOOGY thanks to nearly as many free passes as punchouts over his last two seasons.
2010 The lefty specialist struggled last season, serving as a proverbial batting tee for hitters from both sides of the plate. Specialists are particularly difficult to judge given the especially small sample sizes accrued, but Schoeneweis is certainly a better pitcher than his statistics this past season suggest. At least part of his struggles can be attributed to the untimely death of his wife, which kept him out of action for the latter part of the season. Schoeneweis filed for free agency, suggesting that he will he will keep playing rather than retire to spend time with his family. If he does return, southpaws with decent sliders are always valued, particularly those who held left-handed batters to .199/.284/.263 from 2005 through 2008.
2009 On the season's final day, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez pinch-hit righty Wes Helms against Schoeneweis for lefty Mike Jacobs to open the eighth inning. Helms hit the ball over the left-field wall to put the Marlins up for good and kill the Mets' post-season hopes. That home run virtually assured that "The Show" would not be allowed to collect the final $3.6 million left on his contract in New York, as Minaya traded him to the D'backs for Connor Robertson in December. Hopefully, the Mets have learned that extreme specialists should never get three-year deals.
2008 Despite the fact that he had pitched well in only one of the previous three seasons, the Mets signed Schoeneweis to a three-year contract following the 2006 campaign. He responded by making it one in four. A sinker/slider pitcher who gets plenty of ground balls, Schoeneweis is murder on lefties, but right-handers hit .292/.364/.466 against him on his career and .316/.390/.574 in 2007. That makes him no more than a LOOGY, and LOOGY's don't deserve three-year contracts. Further complicating matters were post-season headlines connecting Schoeneweis to a sham Florida pharmacy that was involved in steroid shipments (Schoenweis escaped punishment).
2007 Once good for almost anything you asked him to do, he`s left behind his utility pitcher rep to ascend to the luxuries of LOOGYdom. Now a free agent, his ugly ERA might end up making him a bargain for a team looking for a veteran lefty with postseason experience who can handle the challenge of a situational workload.
2006 The least-publicized of the middle-class free agents signed by the Jays before the 2005 season, Schoeneweis cashed checks totaling $2.5 million while laboring in the coveted role of LOOGY. He held fellow southpaws to .188/.260/.241, so he did his job, but $44,000 an inning for a highly limited performer is a pretty expensive luxury item. He`ll do it again next year for an extra $250,000. In some respect, this is the American dream: to make more while working less.
2005 Schoeneweis entered last season with a 5.27 career ERA as a starter and a 4.38 career ERA in relief. There is a lot of research to be done on just which pitchers are better suited for which roles, but Schoeneweis has always had a large platoon differential, which gives reason to believe that the split is a meaningful one: It's easier to manage the match-ups when a pitcher is coming out of the pen. Predictably, opposing managers stacked the lineup with righties when Schoeneweis was penciled in as the starter, such that they constituted more than 80% of his opposing plate appearances. Just as predictably, he struggled, as righties teed off for a .303/.375/.510 line against him. Non-tendered, then signed to a two-year, $5.2 million deal by the Blue Jays.
2004 The Sox were expected to non-tender Schoeneweis, but reversed course at the last minute, apparently hoping that he'll be worth his arbitration payout if returned to a starter's role. It wasn't a bad thought, but Schoeneweis showed real potential as a reliever last year, upping his strikeout rate significantly while limiting left-handers to a .227/.293/.277 line. He isn't likely to match that PECOTA projection if left in the rotation, where his lack of a change-up leaves him exposed.
2003 Ineffectiveness and a large number of options cost Schoeneweis his spot in the rotation. His ERA dropped by two runs once he went to the pen, but he really didnít pitch as well as that suggests, allowing 23 hits, 9 walks, and 5 home runs in 27.2 innings of relief. Heís asked to be traded to a team that will use him as a starter, but Stoneman has declined the request, so it looks like heíll man the situational reliever/emergency starter role in 2003. The Angels probably have considerably better options available for that role, but like most World Series winners, theyíll probably play it a little too safe.
2002 Schoeneweis repeated his pattern of starting the season strong (posting a 2.91 ERA in April) and slowly reverting to the mean over the rest of the year. He was steady and kept the Angels in games, which is saying something considering their offensive woes. Finesse guys with the kind of strikeout-to-walk ratio that Schoeneweis sports are always in danger of cratering.
2001 He made more starts than any other Angel as the veteran free agents fell apart. Scott Schoeneweis had a 3.15 ERA in April and never had a month below 5.40 afterwards. Schoeneweis would pitch very well for the first couple of innings (up to about 40 pitches), then get hit much harder as the game went on. He would be a great long-relief candidate if the Angels didn't have so many better options.
2000 Schoeneweis pitched junk relief for the Angels in the first half and was nothing special, then got bludgeoned on his return to Edmonton. Heís fallen behind Ortiz and Cooper in the organizationís view, and needs a good spring to reestablish himself. In almost 40 innings, no one stole a base on him.
1999 The best prospect in the system. Schoeneweis has advanced steadily, fighting off a minor arm injury in 1997 and coming back to post a strong season at Vancouver. He will enter spring training with a shot to win a starting job, with his chances hinging on whether the Angels sign or trade for any starting pitchers. For my money, he's a better pitcher than Washburn; less inclined to nibble, more of a fastball/slider pitcher. I'd love to see him get 90 innings or so in low-leverage relief, kind of the way the Astros broke in Scott Elarton last year.
1998 One of two legitimate prospects at the upper levels. Schoeneweis battled an injury this year that limited his innings, but doesnít look like it will hinder his progress in the long-term. Heís already undergone reconstructive elbow surgery and fought testicular cancer, so a minor arm injury is nothing. He throws a fastball, slider and changeup for strikes. Could be in Anaheim by August, after a very good Arizona Fall League season.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)You see/read about Hinch's use of Qualls in last night's game? Perhaps it's hyperbole on my part, but it pretty much justified his hiring in my eyes. I have seen the future, and it's managers who prefer winning to orthodoxy.
(cdoyle31 from Phoenix, AZ)
It was something of a forced situation, as they were shorthanded due to the doubleheader and the departure of Scott Schoeneweis after his wife's death. We'll see if it continues. I'm more interested in whether the hitters come around; that's what will determine the team's future. (Joe Sheehan)


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