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Tim Spooneybarger PBraves

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 97.3 2 3 1 68 3.24 0.5
Birth Date10-21-1979
Height6' 3"
Weight190 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
2001 ATL 21 4 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 5 1 1 0 6 2 1 0 3 2.25 3.01 3.19 1.0 0.1
2002 ATL 22 51 0 51.3 0.0 51.3 1 0 1 0 0 0 214 38 16 15 4 55 26 21 2 33 2.63 4.24 5.27 -1.9 -0.1
2003 FLO 23 33 0 42.0 0.0 42.0 1 2 0 1 0 0 159 27 21 19 1 36 11 11 1 32 4.07 2.62 3.80 5.0 0.5
Career88097.30.097.323110039270383559739333683.243.494.554.10.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 ATL MLB 4 0 4.0 3.19 129 .281 .260 .333 .427 .266 .357 94 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2002 ATL MLB 51 0 51.3 5.27 79 .222 .265 .334 .417 .263 .228 97 -1.1 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1
2003 FLO MLB 33 0 42.0 3.80 116 .177 .255 .328 .408 .254 .228 97 5.6 0.6 5.0 0.5

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
2001 ATL MLB 0 1 0 4 0 4.0 5 2 3 0 56% .357 11.2 4.5 0.0 6.8 1.75 2.25 1.0 0.1
2002 ATL MLB 1 0 1 51 0 51.3 38 26 33 4 64% .228 6.7 4.6 0.7 5.8 1.25 2.63 -1.9 -0.1
2003 FLO MLB 1 2 0 33 0 42.0 27 11 32 1 69% .228 5.8 2.4 0.2 6.9 0.90 4.07 5.0 0.5

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
2008-07-06 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2005-04-05 2005-10-03 60-DL 181 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery and Flexor Tendon 2005-08-18
2004-04-05 2004-10-04 60-DL 182 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-09
2003-06-12 2003-10-26 60-DL 136 96 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-09

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 FLO $350,000
2004 FLO $305,000
2003 FLO $300,000
2002 ATL $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,155,000
4 yrTotal$1,155,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 163 d1 yr/$0.35M (05)

Details
  • re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$0.35M (05)
  • re-signed 2/04, 1 year/$0.305M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03) 3/03
  • acquired in trade from ATL 11/02 recalled 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02 recalled 9/01

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Spooneybarger had a fine rookie year, and now will be thrown into the Marlins’ closer mix, along with Braden Looper and Vladimir Nunez. None of the three is head-and-shoulders above the others, and Jeff Torborg’s propensity to ride the hot hand should give pause to anyone who speculates on getting too many saves out of any one of them.
2002 Billy Sylvester might get the saves and the touts, but his setup man is the better prospect. Spooneybarger is young, throws hard with a deceptive delivery, and mixes two- and four-seam fastballs effectively with a slurve. He’s been much more dominant than Sylvester at the same levels despite being three years younger, but because Sylvester flirts with triple digits once in a blue moon, and because some people think saves reflect an ability, Spooneybarger seems to be slipping under the radar.
2001 In addition to the ridiculous starting staff, the Pelicans featured a dominant bullpen. Unlike the starters, none of these guys, who all put up 1968-style stat lines, are serious prospects. Tim Spooneybarger is the youngest of the bunch and has the best name, so he makes the book.

Billy Sylvester and Bradley Voyles, both 24, split the closer duties for Myrtle Beach (Sylvester broke his thumb in July). If you add their ERAs together, you don't get to 2.00, so you understand the kind of seasons they had. Sylvester was hammered in the AFL and Voyles wasn't invited.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Dick Martin Award Finalists: Keeping Players on the FieldMichael Groopman2005-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 7Christina Kahrl2005-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Better Uses For the MoneyWill Carroll2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Claussen Pickle, Revisited: An Analysis of Traded Braves Prospects, 1990-2004Jay Jaffe2005-08-08
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Commish Takes a StandWill Carroll2005-05-02
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
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Monkey Gone to HeavenWill Carroll2003-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: No RainWill Carroll2003-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-24Christina Kahrl2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Beware of the Red LightWill Carroll2003-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Achieving ImmortalityWill Carroll2003-07-28
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2003-02-12
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
The Daily Prospectus: The Big TradeDave Pease2002-11-18
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
Playoff Prospectus: San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta BravesChristina Kahrl2002-10-02
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: RookiesJoe Sheehan2002-03-19


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