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Portrait of Kelvim Escobar

Kelvim Escobar PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 411 1507 101 91 59 4.15 27.6
Birth Date4-11-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age43 years, 7 months, 1 days
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1997 TOR MLB 27 0 31.0 3 2 14 28 19 36 1 95 8.1 5.5 0.3 10.5 0% .325 1.52 3.08 2.90 80 3.13 65.1 0.7
1998 TOR MLB 22 10 79.7 7 3 0 72 35 72 5 94 8.1 4.0 0.6 8.1 0% .291 1.34 3.54 3.73 98 4.29 88.9 1.3
1999 TOR MLB 33 30 174.0 14 11 0 203 81 129 19 100 10.5 4.2 1.0 6.7 0% .331 1.63 4.70 5.69 105 6.05 117.7 0.5
2000 TOR MLB 43 24 180.0 10 15 2 186 85 142 26 88 9.3 4.3 1.3 7.1 0% .297 1.51 4.98 5.35 103 5.34 102.7 1.7
2001 TOR MLB 59 11 126.0 6 8 0 93 52 121 8 99 6.6 3.7 0.6 8.6 0% .255 1.15 3.30 3.50 83 3.67 76.1 2.7
2002 TOR MLB 76 0 78.0 5 7 38 75 44 85 10 102 8.7 5.1 1.2 9.8 0% .308 1.53 4.42 4.27 97 4.04 86.8 1.1
2003 TOR MLB 41 26 180.3 13 9 4 189 78 159 15 104 9.4 3.9 0.7 7.9 0% .325 1.48 3.85 4.29 92 4.30 90.2 2.8
2004 ANA MLB 33 33 208.3 11 12 0 192 76 191 21 103 8.3 3.3 0.9 8.3 0% .293 1.29 3.82 3.93 88 3.44 71.0 5.3
2005 ANA MLB 16 7 59.7 3 2 1 45 21 63 4 97 6.8 3.2 0.6 9.5 0% .270 1.11 2.96 3.02 77 2.57 55.3 2.0
2006 ANA MLB 30 30 189.3 11 14 0 192 50 147 17 102 9.1 2.4 0.8 7.0 0% .306 1.28 3.65 3.61 85 3.46 70.4 4.8
2007 ANA MLB 30 30 195.7 18 7 0 182 66 160 11 99 8.4 3.0 0.5 7.4 0% .299 1.27 3.45 3.40 88 3.59 74.2 4.6
2009 ANA MLB 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 4 4 5 0 105 7.2 7.2 0.0 9.0 0% .308 1.60 4.13 3.60 92 3.67 78.6 0.1
CareerMLB4112021507.0101915914616111310137998.73.60.87.846%.3021.373.924.15924.1584.327.6

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 MED Rk PIO 14 14 69.3 3 3 0 66 33 75 6 8.6 4.3 0.8 9.7 0% .000 1.43 4.32 5.71 0 0.00 0.0
1996 DUN A+ FSL 18 18 110.3 9 5 0 101 33 113 5 8.2 2.7 0.4 9.2 0% .000 1.21 2.71 2.69 0 0.00 0.0
1996 KNX AA SOU 10 10 54.0 3 4 0 61 24 44 7 10.2 4.0 1.2 7.3 0% .000 1.57 4.71 5.33 0 0.00 0.0
1997 TOR MLB AL 27 0 31.0 3 2 14 28 19 36 1 95 8.1 5.5 0.3 10.5 0% .325 1.52 3.08 2.90 80 3.13 65.1
1997 DUN A+ FSL 3 2 12.0 0 1 0 16 3 16 0 12.0 2.3 0.0 12.0 0% .457 1.58 1.56 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
1997 KNX AA SOU 5 5 24.3 2 1 0 20 16 31 1 7.4 5.9 0.4 11.5 0% .328 1.48 3.71 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TOR MLB AL 22 10 79.7 7 3 0 72 35 72 5 94 8.1 4.0 0.6 8.1 0% .291 1.34 3.54 3.73 98 4.29 88.9
1998 SYR AAA INT 13 10 59.7 2 2 1 51 24 64 7 7.7 3.6 1.1 9.6 0% -.463 1.26 3.86 3.77 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TOR MLB AL 33 30 174.0 14 11 0 203 81 129 19 100 10.5 4.2 1.0 6.7 0% .331 1.63 4.70 5.69 105 6.05 117.7
2000 TOR MLB AL 43 24 180.0 10 15 2 186 85 142 26 88 9.3 4.3 1.3 7.1 0% .297 1.51 4.98 5.35 103 5.34 102.7
2000 Lar Wnt VWL 9 0 8.3 1 0 4 7 1 10 1 7.6 1.1 1.1 10.8 0% -.500 0.96 3.11 1.08 0 0.00 0.0
2001 TOR MLB AL 59 11 126.0 6 8 0 93 52 121 8 99 6.6 3.7 0.6 8.6 0% .255 1.15 3.30 3.50 83 3.67 76.1
2001 Lar Wnt VWL 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% -.667 1.50 2.78 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TOR MLB AL 76 0 78.0 5 7 38 75 44 85 10 102 8.7 5.1 1.2 9.8 0% .308 1.53 4.42 4.27 97 4.04 86.8
2003 TOR MLB AL 41 26 180.3 13 9 4 189 78 159 15 104 9.4 3.9 0.7 7.9 0% .325 1.48 3.85 4.29 92 4.30 90.2
2004 ANA MLB AL 33 33 208.3 11 12 0 192 76 191 21 103 8.3 3.3 0.9 8.3 0% .293 1.29 3.82 3.93 88 3.44 71.0
2005 ANA MLB AL 16 7 59.7 3 2 1 45 21 63 4 97 6.8 3.2 0.6 9.5 0% .270 1.11 2.96 3.02 77 2.57 55.3
2005 RCU A+ CLF 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 3.0 6.0 0.0 21.0 0% -.111 1.00 1.18 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SLC AAA PCL 4 4 14.3 1 0 0 14 8 22 2 112 8.8 5.0 1.3 13.8 0% -.364 1.54 4.14 2.52 68 2.80 55.2
2006 ANA MLB AL 30 30 189.3 11 14 0 192 50 147 17 102 9.1 2.4 0.8 7.0 0% .306 1.28 3.65 3.61 85 3.46 70.4
2006 VEN wor CS 2 1 7.2 1 1 0 3 5 5 0 3.8 6.3 0.0 6.3 0% .158 1.11 2.75 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 ANA MLB AL 30 30 195.7 18 7 0 182 66 160 11 99 8.4 3.0 0.5 7.4 0% .299 1.27 3.45 3.40 88 3.59 74.2
2008 RCU A+ CLF 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 97 3.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .167 0.33 1.10 0.00 61 2.53 51.8
2008 ANG Rk AZL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 95 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 2.07 4.50 80 3.72 76.0
2009 ANA MLB AL 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 4 4 5 0 105 7.2 7.2 0.0 9.0 0% .308 1.60 4.13 3.60 92 3.67 78.6
2009 RCU A+ CLF 2 2 10.7 0 0 0 2 1 12 0 96 1.7 0.8 0.0 10.1 0% .091 0.28 2.07 0.00 60 1.16 24.5
2009 SLC AAA PCL 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 8 2 1 0 113 14.4 3.6 0.0 1.8 0% .400 2.00 4.85 7.20 114 6.76 142.2
2012 LAR Wnt VWL 6 2 11.0 0 0 1 9 9 8 0 7.4 7.4 0.0 6.5 0% .290 1.64 4.23 1.64 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 92 0.5326 0.4348 0.6500 0.6531 0.1860 0.6563 0.6250 0.3500
Career920.53260.43480.65000.65310.18600.65630.62500.3500

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
2013-03-04 2013-03-10 Camp 6 0 Right Hand Nerve Injury Impingement - -
2010-03-26 2010-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Anterior Capsule 2010-05-05
2010-02-15 2010-03-26 Camp 39 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-06-07 2009-10-26 60-DL 141 108 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-07-29
2009-04-04 2009-06-06 60-DL 63 53 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-07-29
2009-02-21 2009-02-24 Camp 3 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-03-21 2008-10-07 60-DL 200 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-07-29
2008-02-06 2008-03-21 Camp 44 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-09-18 2007-09-29 DTD 11 10 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2007-04-09 2007-04-24 15-DL 15 12 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-03-24 2007-03-31 Camp 7 0 Low Back Strain -
2006-09-14 2006-09-14 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2006-07-07 2006-07-22 15-DL 15 11 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2005-06-09 2005-09-06 60-DL 89 77 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2005-06-29
2005-05-12 2005-05-28 15-DL 16 14 Right Elbow Bone Spur -
2005-03-31 2005-04-24 15-DL 24 18 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2005-02-20 2005-03-06 Camp 14 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2004-08-17 2004-08-17 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Blister -
2004-04-25 2004-05-05 DTD 10 9 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Fingernail -
2003-06-24 2003-06-24 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Fingernail -
1999-12-07 1999-12-07 WIN 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1999-09-12 1999-09-12 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Tear Split Fingernail - -
1998-04-16 1998-05-06 15-DL 20 18 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1997-04-05 1997-06-28 Minors 84 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Chips 1997-03-18 -
1997-03-18 1997-04-01 Camp 14 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1997-03-18 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIL $
2010 NYN $1,250,000
2009 ANA $10,000,000
2008 ANA $9,500,000
2007 ANA $9,000,000
2006 ANA $6,500,000
2005 ANA $6,000,000
2004 ANA $5,500,000
2003 TOR $3,900,000
2002 TOR $2,300,000
2001 TOR $1,500,000
2000 TOR $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$55,950,000
11 yrTotal$55,950,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 40 dPeter Greenberg1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/10/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 3/10/13.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/27/09. $0.125M bonus for making Opening Day roster. Performance bonuses: $2M for games pitched, $1M for GF.
  • 3 years/$28.5M (2007-09). Signed extension with Angels 5/06. $1.5M signing bonus. 07:$8.5M, 08:$9M, 09:$9.5M.
  • 3 years/$18.75M (2004-06). Signed as a free agent 11/03. $0.75M signing bonus. 04:$5.5M, 05:$6M, 06:$6.5M.
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3.5M).
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2002). Re-signed 1/02 (avoided arbitration). Also may earn performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2001)

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
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kelvim Escobar a cheap pen option for some team next year?
(Dr. Kiko Calero from South Beach)
I would offer him a low-money contract to see if he was interested, probably incentive laden. He was still throwing hard in the few innings he managed this year, so why not? (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Was Billy Beane mistaken in trying to punt this year? I never thought the '08 Angels looked unbeatable, and that was before the rotation started springing leaks. Is he going to be kicking himself when the Angels crawl across the finish line with a 90-win effort and the A's finish right behind with 88 wins or so?
(Daniel from SF)
I don't think Beane believes he punted, at least not in 1998 Marlins kind of way. The A's could have enough pitching and random bats to finish in range of .500, although further deals involving Blanton and Harden would change that assessment.

The Angels obviously look much different now that Kelvim Escobar is probably out for the year. It's almost impossible to replace 180 innings of 3.40 ERA ball at this point. However, that's not the kind of thing you can predict, and when you consider that the A's are still trying to have a great core in place when they go to the new park, I suspect he would have made the same moves. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, how do you approach players like Gallardo, Lidge, or Kelvim Escobar, who all have seemingly minor health issues before the season has even started? Is it a mistake to draft a player who is starting the season on the DL?
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
I'm cautious, though not overly so unless they have a history of injuries. I've drafted players who I know are starting on the DL if they are already listed as so, and then I just put them on my DL slot. That of course depends on how severe their injury is and if I have the depth to make up for playing a man short for awhile. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Franklin Morales splitting time this season between the Rockies and the minors in light of their recent pitcher signings? What is his best comparable at this point in his development?
(Rob from Newton, NJ)
He was rushed last season, getting by on talent about half the time, and not so much the other half. Start him back at Double-A, then move him up, and if he succeeds all year, slot him into the rotation in August.

The only defense of the Wells/Redman signings is that it allows then to execute that kind of plan with Morales.

Comp? Hmmmm...Arthur Rhodes? I'm probably getting too caught up in his lefthandedness. He also reminds me a little of Kelvim Escobar, if that helps. (Joe Sheehan)


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