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Portrait of Pete Walker

Pete Walker PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 339.3 20 14 4 191 4.48 1.6
Birth Date4-8-1969
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1995 NYN 26 13 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 79 24 9 9 3 37 5 5 0 5 4.58 5.56 6.11 -2.2 -0.2
1996 SDN 27 1 0 0.7 0.0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0.00 13.59 11.19 -0.4 -0.0
2000 COL 31 3 0 4.7 0.0 4.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 10 9 9 1 17 4 4 0 2 17.36 7.56 10.34 -1.1 -0.1
2001 NYN 32 2 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 4 2.70 1.81 3.07 1.5 0.1
2002 NYN 33 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.88 4.36 0.1 0.0
2002 TOR 33 37 20 139.3 114.7 24.7 10 5 1 1 7 1 594 143 72 67 18 238 51 46 3 80 4.33 4.75 5.52 8.6 0.9
2003 TOR 34 23 7 55.3 33.7 21.7 2 2 0 2 1 0 242 59 31 30 11 108 24 22 2 29 4.88 6.04 6.52 -0.4 -0.0
2005 TOR 36 41 4 84.0 20.7 63.3 6 6 2 6 1 0 358 81 33 33 10 126 33 33 2 43 3.54 4.83 5.39 5.7 0.6
2006 TOR 37 23 0 30.0 0.0 30.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 138 37 24 18 5 60 13 11 0 27 5.40 4.86 5.19 4.1 0.4
Career14431339.3169.0170.32014499114733621811694859613312471914.485.025.6816.01.6

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1990 PTS A- 16 13 80.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SLU A+ 26 25 151.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BIN AA 24 23 139.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BIN AA 45 10 99.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SLU A+ 3 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NOR AAA 37 0 47.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 13 0 17.7 6.11 63 .302 .261 .328 .408 .256 .318 96 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1995 NOR AAA 34 1 48.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SDN MLB 1 0 0.7 11.19 -49 .334 .283 .345 .427 .257 .000 95 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
1996 LVG AAA 26 0 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TRN AA 8 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PAW AAA 7 0 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PAW AAA 22 0 33.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CSP AAA 48 0 62.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB 3 0 4.7 10.34 51 .315 .261 .351 .449 .271 .450 136 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2000 CSP AAA 58 0 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYN MLB 2 0 6.7 3.07 130 .200 .244 .301 .387 .245 .286 92 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2001 NOR AAA 26 26 168.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 1 0 1.0 4.36 108 .274 .248 .315 .396 .249 .400 105 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 37 20 139.3 5.52 91 .257 .264 .329 .420 .262 .283 105 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2002 NOR AAA 2 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 23 7 55.3 6.52 71 .278 .264 .329 .424 .263 .273 102 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2003 NHV AA 2 2 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SYR AAA 5 5 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 YKO npb 10 0 46.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 41 4 84.0 5.39 91 .249 .268 .332 .429 .265 .263 105 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2006 TOR MLB 23 0 30.0 5.19 104 .268 .266 .329 .419 .253 .344 110 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2007 YAN Rk 4 3 6.0 0.05 199 .208 .226 .301 .319 .236 .312 102 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1990 PTS A- 5 7 0 16 13 80.0 74 46 73 1 0% .000 8.3 5.2 0.1 8.2 1.50 4.16 0.0 0.0
1991 SLU A+ 10 12 0 26 25 151.3 145 52 95 9 0% .000 8.6 3.1 0.5 5.7 1.30 3.21 0.0 0.0
1992 BIN AA 7 12 0 24 23 139.7 159 46 72 9 0% .000 10.2 3.0 0.6 4.6 1.47 4.12 0.0 0.0
1993 BIN AA 4 9 19 45 10 99.3 89 46 89 6 0% .000 8.1 4.2 0.5 8.1 1.36 3.44 0.0 0.0
1994 NOR AAA 2 4 3 37 0 47.7 48 24 42 3 0% .000 9.1 4.5 0.6 7.9 1.51 3.96 0.0 0.0
1994 SLU A+ 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 3 1 5 1 0% .000 6.8 2.2 2.2 11.2 1.00 2.25 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 1 0 0 13 0 17.7 24 5 5 3 49% .318 12.2 2.5 1.5 2.5 1.64 4.58 -2.2 -0.2
1995 NOR AAA 5 2 8 34 1 48.3 51 16 39 4 0% .000 9.5 3.0 0.7 7.3 1.39 3.91 0.0 0.0
1996 SDN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 0 3 1 0 0% .000 0.0 40.5 0.0 13.5 4.50 0.00 -0.4 -0.0
1996 LVG AAA 5 1 0 26 0 27.7 37 14 23 7 0% .000 12.0 4.5 2.3 7.5 1.84 6.82 0.0 0.0
1997 PAW AAA 0 0 0 7 0 11.7 14 7 8 2 0% .300 10.8 5.4 1.5 6.2 1.79 5.38 0.0 0.0
1997 TRN AA 0 0 3 8 0 13.3 14 7 13 1 0% .325 9.5 4.7 0.7 8.8 1.58 4.06 0.0 0.0
1998 PAW AAA 1 4 0 22 0 33.3 34 17 19 8 0% .000 9.2 4.6 2.2 5.1 1.53 5.95 0.0 0.0
1999 CSP AAA 8 4 5 48 0 62.3 64 28 57 9 0% .000 9.2 4.0 1.3 8.2 1.48 4.48 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.7 10 4 2 1 55% .450 19.3 7.7 1.9 3.9 3.00 17.36 -1.1 -0.1
2000 CSP AAA 7 3 5 58 0 73.3 64 30 61 3 0% .000 7.9 3.7 0.4 7.5 1.28 3.07 0.0 0.0
2001 NYN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 6.7 6 0 4 0 60% .286 8.1 0.0 0.0 5.4 0.90 2.70 1.5 0.1
2001 NOR AAA 13 4 0 26 26 168.3 145 46 106 12 0% .000 7.8 2.5 0.6 5.7 1.13 2.99 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 10 5 1 37 20 139.3 143 51 80 18 50% .283 9.2 3.3 1.2 5.2 1.39 4.33 8.6 0.9
2002 NYN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 67% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.1 0.0
2002 NOR AAA 0 0 0 2 2 9.0 9 1 6 1 0% .267 9.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 1.11 3.00 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 2 2 0 23 7 55.3 59 24 29 11 43% .273 9.6 3.9 1.8 4.7 1.50 4.88 -0.4 -0.0
2003 SYR AAA 0 1 0 5 5 13.3 15 3 8 2 0% .295 10.2 2.0 1.4 5.4 1.35 6.77 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 0 1 0 2 2 2.0 3 0 1 0 0% .429 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.50 9.00 0.0 0.0
2004 YKO npb 2 4 0 10 0 46.3 63 19 23 18 0% .000 12.2 3.7 3.5 4.5 1.77 6.80 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 6 6 2 41 4 84.0 81 33 43 10 48% .263 8.7 3.5 1.1 4.6 1.36 3.54 5.7 0.6
2006 TOR MLB 1 1 1 23 0 30.0 37 13 27 5 49% .344 11.1 3.9 1.5 8.1 1.67 5.40 4.1 0.4
2007 YAN Rk 0 0 1 4 3 6.0 5 0 9 0 25% .312 7.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.83 0.00 4.2 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-07-08 2006-10-02 15-DL 86 76 Right Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 2006-07-25
2006-06-10 2006-06-27 15-DL 17 15 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2003-06-04 2003-08-23 15-DL 80 69 Left Knee Strain -
2003-05-02 2003-05-23 15-DL 21 19 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 TOR $650,000
2005 TOR $400,000
2003 TOR $425,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,475,000
3 yrTotal$1,475,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 126 d

Details
  • re-signed 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/06 avoided arbitration 2/06 ($0.85M-$0.575M), 1 year/$0.65M (06)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (05)
  • designated for assignment 1/04
  • 1 year/$0.425M (03) claimed off waivers from NYM 5/02 designated for assignment 4/02 contract purchased 4/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 Triple-A 10/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 Pete Walker`s late-summer rotator-cuff surgery might have doomed a lesser pitcher, but this man has been to Japan and back to keep his major league career alive, so it wouldn`t be surprising to see him in a Devil Ray or Nationals uniform at some point next year. On the other hand, his strikeout rate was uncharacteristically good last season, so perhaps the very last drop of juice has been squeezed out of this particular orange.
2006 Walker battled through years of injuries to get the majors and hasn`t performed too badly. Now that he`s here, he`s a 37-year-old right-hander who has shown little ability to strike anyone out; Walker triumphed over adversity but is still a victim of thieving time. Yes, Virginia, the movie version of `The Natural` was a pernicious lie offering false hope of redemption, F. Scott Fitzgerald was right that there are no second acts in American lives, and the dying words of Tiny Bonham --`They`re hitting me all over the field and I can`t get them out`--applies more and more to each of us with every passing day. Think about that while chewing your morning corn flakes. The Jays let Walker go in what could be the last transaction of his career, but there are some terrible pitching staffs out there that will give him a shot at the 11th pitcher slot, a thin note of hope in a cruel universe.
2003 Despite spending April collecting dust in the Mets system and mainly working out of the Jays bullpen until July, Walker trailed only Rodrigo Lopez in innings pitched among AL rookies. Like Steve Parris, Walker toiled for a decade as a minor league soldier; unlike Parris, he is financially compensated like one. Walker has fair stuff, throws strikes, and will help the club as a swingman for the next couple of years.
1996  The Mets gave him a shot last year despite unimpressive credentials. Don't expect him to get another one. Dealt to San Diego for Petagine, where he's buried behind a number of excellent arms in the Padre bullpen.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing MonthDaniel Rathman2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 15-18, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-19
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-9Christina Kahrl2006-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 27-29Christina Kahrl2006-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-12, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Going to Radio CityJim Baker2006-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCrooked Numbers: Value Over Replacement ColumnJames Click2005-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Rivalry ComethJim Baker2005-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Diversity and UnpredictabilityJim Baker2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: On the Road AgainJim Baker2005-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 24-26, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The EastsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-24Christina Kahrl2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Craving SleepWill Carroll2003-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-09
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-09
Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue JaysWill Carroll2003-03-06
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 16-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-19
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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