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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 565.7 34 39 0 301 5.31 3.8
Birth Date4-5-1976
Height6' 3"
Weight245 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 CLE 25 9 4 36.7 23.7 13.0 1 2 0 0 1 1 149 32 15 14 2 47 15 13 1 24 3.44 3.81 4.32 5.8 0.6
2002 CLE 26 26 26 137.3 137.3 0.0 10 9 0 0 8 1 635 176 104 100 15 274 62 61 6 102 6.55 4.48 5.14 9.6 1.1
2003 TEX 27 11 8 46.0 37.0 9.0 2 4 0 0 2 1 223 61 42 35 8 97 24 23 5 26 6.85 6.12 6.90 -0.4 -0.0
2004 TEX 28 34 33 207.7 203.3 4.3 14 10 0 0 20 0 897 233 104 97 16 334 58 52 11 98 4.20 4.21 5.28 22.5 2.1
2005 TEX 29 12 12 69.7 69.7 0.0 4 6 0 0 4 1 317 96 52 50 5 135 24 23 3 20 6.46 4.57 5.63 1.3 0.1
2005 WAS 29 11 11 59.7 59.7 0.0 3 6 0 0 4 1 266 66 38 33 3 96 22 21 5 26 4.98 4.13 4.84 0.4 -0.1
2006 WAS 30 2 2 8.7 8.7 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 41 9 8 5 0 12 8 8 0 5 5.19 4.72 4.30 0.8 0.1
Career10596565.7539.326.3343900395252867336333449995213201313015.314.455.3040.03.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 WTT A- 9 9 42.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CGA A 2 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MHV A- 5 5 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KIN A+ 15 15 69.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 KIN A+ 1 1 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 9 4 36.7 4.32 114 .223 .272 .329 .441 .259 .280 103 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2001 AKR AA 14 13 86.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 11 10 60.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 26 26 137.3 5.14 93 .309 .272 .336 .435 .269 .358 99 10.0 1.0 9.6 1.1
2002 BUF AAA 3 3 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 11 8 46.0 6.90 71 .300 .268 .335 .427 .266 .331 109 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2003 FRI AA 2 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OKL AAA 20 20 122.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 34 33 207.7 5.28 104 .244 .271 .339 .430 .261 .304 109 23.0 2.2 22.5 2.1
2004 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 12 12 69.7 5.63 89 .284 .265 .326 .417 .260 .343 107 1.6 0.2 1.3 0.1
2005 WAS MLB 11 11 59.7 4.84 86 .274 .263 .327 .416 .261 .300 93 1.2 0.1 0.4 -0.1
2006 WAS MLB 2 2 8.7 4.30 105 .308 .251 .316 .409 .254 .321 93 1.2 0.1 0.8 0.1
2006 HAR AA 3 3 9.0 5.44 85 .297 .278 .333 .394 .265 .303 108 0.4 0.0 1.6 0.2
2007 MYR A+ 6 6 17.0 6.38 65 .342 .261 .339 .394 .260 .409 98 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2008 IND AAA 1 1 4.0 4.16 97 .456 .299 .373 .456 .298 .529 85 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.0
2008 PIR Rk 2 2 3.0 4.60 84 .279 .285 .349 .390 .279 .250 83 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 MXC Wnt 5 5 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NOR AAA 9 6 44.0 5.97 68 .315 .263 .325 .404 .252 .357 93 -6.7 -0.6 -6.7 -0.6

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
1998 WTT A- 2 5 0 9 9 42.0 40 14 40 1 0% .000 8.6 3.0 0.2 8.6 1.29 4.07 0.0 0.0
1999 MHV A- 0 2 0 5 5 17.0 8 7 26 1 0% .000 4.2 3.7 0.5 13.8 0.88 2.65 0.0 0.0
1999 KIN A+ 5 4 0 15 15 69.3 46 52 81 2 0% .000 6.0 6.8 0.3 10.5 1.41 4.94 0.0 0.0
1999 CGA A 0 2 0 2 2 12.0 9 4 15 2 0% .000 6.8 3.0 1.5 11.2 1.08 4.50 0.0 0.0
2000 KIN A+ 0 1 0 1 1 2.3 2 1 4 0 0% .000 7.8 3.9 0.0 15.7 1.30 3.91 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 1 2 0 9 4 36.7 32 15 24 2 66% .280 7.9 3.7 0.5 5.9 1.28 3.44 5.8 0.6
2001 AKR AA 5 7 0 14 13 86.0 64 29 73 4 0% .000 6.7 3.0 0.4 7.6 1.08 3.35 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 5 1 0 11 10 60.7 60 17 52 7 0% .000 8.9 2.5 1.0 7.7 1.27 4.00 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 10 9 0 26 26 137.3 176 62 102 15 51% .358 11.5 4.1 1.0 6.7 1.73 6.55 9.6 1.1
2002 BUF AAA 1 0 0 3 3 22.0 16 4 16 1 0% .231 6.5 1.6 0.4 6.5 0.91 1.64 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 2 4 0 11 8 46.0 61 24 26 8 48% .331 11.9 4.7 1.6 5.1 1.85 6.85 -0.4 -0.0
2003 OKL AAA 8 6 0 20 20 122.0 143 39 68 8 0% .328 10.5 2.9 0.6 5.0 1.49 4.65 0.0 0.0
2003 FRI AA 1 1 0 2 2 9.0 10 0 8 1 0% .333 10.0 0.0 1.0 8.0 1.11 4.00 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 14 10 0 34 33 207.7 233 58 98 16 55% .304 10.1 2.5 0.7 4.2 1.40 4.20 22.5 2.1
2004 OKL AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 6 0 0 1 0% .263 10.8 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.20 1.80 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 4 6 0 12 12 69.7 96 24 20 5 58% .343 12.4 3.1 0.6 2.6 1.72 6.46 1.3 0.1
2005 WAS MLB 3 6 0 11 11 59.7 66 22 26 3 53% .300 10.0 3.3 0.5 3.9 1.47 4.98 0.4 -0.1
2006 HAR AA 0 2 0 3 3 9.0 11 6 4 1 59% .303 11.0 6.0 1.0 4.0 1.89 4.00 1.6 0.2
2006 WAS MLB 0 2 0 2 2 8.7 9 8 5 0 57% .321 9.3 8.3 0.0 5.2 1.96 5.19 0.8 0.1
2007 MYR A+ 0 3 0 6 6 17.0 29 6 7 2 51% .409 15.4 3.2 1.1 3.7 2.06 6.88 -1.0 -0.1
2008 PIR Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 2 2 4 0 75% .250 6.0 6.0 0.0 12.0 1.33 6.00 0.2 0.0
2008 IND AAA 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 9 2 3 0 29% .529 20.2 4.5 0.0 6.8 2.75 15.75 0.0 -0.0
2010 MXC Wnt 4 1 0 5 5 28.0 30 10 9 2 0% .295 9.6 3.2 0.6 2.9 1.43 2.57 0.0 0.0
2011 NOR AAA 2 3 0 9 6 44.0 64 14 11 3 50% .357 13.1 2.9 0.6 2.2 1.77 6.55 -6.7 -0.6

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
2006-04-15 2006-10-01 60-DL 169 150 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-08-07
2006-03-24 2006-04-09 15-DL 16 5 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2005-09-05
2005-08-19 2005-10-03 15-DL 45 41 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2005-09-05
2000-04-13 2000-09-05 Minors 145 0 Right Knee Surgery ACL 2000-04-13 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 WAS $1,750,000
2005 TEX $400,000
2004 TEX $372,500
2002 CLE $206,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,729,000
4 yrTotal$2,729,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 87 d2011

Details
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 07-08
  • released 10/06 claimed off waivers from TX 6/05 designated for assignment 6/05 signed extension 3/05, 2 year/$2.5M (05-06)+$3M 07 club option $50K buyout
  • $0.3M signing bonus, 05:$0.4M, 06:$1.75M, 07:$3M club option $50K buyout
  • $0.5M bonuses
  • recalled 4/04 optioned to Triple-A 4/04 re-signed 2/04, 1 year/$0.3725M (04) optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 recalled 4/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 re-signed 2/03 acquired in trade from CLE 12/02 recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 signed 3/02 1 year/$0.2065M (02) recalled 9/01 optioned to Triple-A 8/01 recalled 7/01

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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
0.61.2out of baseball0.4out of baseballout of baseball2.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 60)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 75 John Halama 2010 0.00 DNP
2 75 Chris Michalak 2009 0.00 DNP
3 66 Bob Lemon 1959 0.00 DNP
4 65 Terry Mulholland 2001 4.80
5 65 Curt Simmons 1967 5.01
6 64 Tom Glavine 2004 3.98
7 64 Hank Aguirre 1969 2.80
8 64 Ken Forsch 1985 0.00 DNP
9 64 Geoff Zahn 1984 3.52
10 64 Jeff Suppan 2013 0.00 DNP
11 64 Larry Jackson 1969 0.00 DNP
12 64 Bud Black 1995 7.99
13 64 Steve Sparks 2004 6.64
14 63 Mike Morgan 1998 4.62
15 63 Bob Walk 1995 0.00 DNP
16 63 Rick Sutcliffe 1994 7.05
17 63 Jim Perry 1974 3.36
18 63 Bob Feller 1957 0.00 DNP
19 63 Paul Splittorff 1985 0.00 DNP
20 63 Kenny Rogers 2003 4.98
21 63 Bob Welch 1995 0.00 DNP
22 62 Jack Sanford 1967 5.63
23 62 Bob Forsch 1988 4.82
24 62 Brian Sweeney 2012 0.00 DNP
25 62 Max Lanier 1954 0.00 DNP
26 62 Jack Billingham 1981 0.00 DNP
27 62 Vic Raschi 1957 0.00 DNP
28 62 Bryn Smith 1994 0.00 DNP
29 62 Jim Rooker 1981 0.00 DNP
30 62 Jim Palmer 1984 9.68
31 62 Nelson Figueroa 2012 0.00 DNP
32 62 Tim Belcher 2000 6.86
33 61 Jim Hearn 1959 5.73
34 61 Jerry Reuss 1987 6.96
35 61 Aaron Sele 2008 0.00 DNP
36 61 Mike Flanagan 1990 6.20
37 61 Jim Konstanty 1955 3.42
38 60 Orel Hershiser 1997 4.84
39 60 Terry Leach 1992 2.08
40 60 Rick Mahler 1992 0.00 DNP
41 60 Juan Pizarro 1975 0.00 DNP
42 60 Pete Walker 2007 0.00 DNP
43 60 Joe Niekro 1983 3.89
44 60 Mike Garcia 1962 0.00 DNP
45 60 Ken Johnson 1971 0.00 DNP
46 60 Ed Lopat 1956 0.00 DNP
47 60 Bob Buhl 1967 13.50
48 59 Al Brazle 1952 2.93
49 59 Charlie Leibrandt 1995 0.00 DNP
50 59 Tim Wakefield 2005 4.51
51 59 Wilbur Wood 1980 0.00 DNP
52 59 Larry Gura 1986 0.00 DNP
53 59 Ramon Ortiz 2011 5.40
54 59 Steve Trachsel 2009 0.00 DNP
55 59 John Tudor 1992 0.00 DNP
56 59 Bill Swift 2000 0.00 DNP
57 59 Ted Power 1993 5.56
58 59 Woody Williams 2005 5.19
59 59 Charlie Hough 1986 4.49
60 58 Jimmy Key 1999 0.00 DNP
61 58 Jose Rijo 2003 0.00 DNP
62 58 Dave Stewart 1995 7.11
63 58 Marty Pattin 1981 0.00 DNP
64 58 Jack Morris 1993 6.84
65 58 Murry Dickson 1955 4.06
66 58 Rick Reuschel 1987 3.61
67 58 Miguel Batista 2009 4.67
68 58 Lew Burdette 1965 6.63
69 58 Donovan Osborne 2007 0.00 DNP
70 58 Tanyon Sturtze 2009 0.00 DNP
71 58 Rick Honeycutt 1992 4.38
72 58 Mike Magnante 2003 0.00 DNP
73 58 Fred Gladding 1974 0.00 DNP
74 58 Mike Hampton 2011 0.00 DNP
75 58 Mike Maddux 2000 6.59
76 57 Warren Spahn 1959 3.27
77 57 Cal McLish 1964 5.06
78 57 Dennis Martinez 1992 2.98
79 57 Bill Krueger 1996 0.00 DNP
80 57 Mike Cuellar 1975 3.90 DNP
81 57 Dave Giusti 1978 0.00 DNP
82 57 Tom Candiotti 1996 5.38
83 57 Grant Jackson 1981 3.98
84 57 Sparky Lyle 1983 0.00 DNP
85 57 Dan Quisenberry 1991 0.00 DNP
86 57 Al Leiter 2004 3.37
87 57 Dave Burba 2005 0.00 DNP
88 57 Jim Lonborg 1980 0.00 DNP
89 56 Mike Torrez 1985 0.00 DNP
90 56 Dixie Howell 1958 0.00
91 56 Greg Harris 1994 9.06
92 56 Brian Boehringer 2007 0.00 DNP
93 56 Tommy Byrne 1958 0.00 DNP
94 56 Dizzy Trout 1953 0.00 DNP
95 56 Dennis Lamp 1991 5.38
96 56 Jim Wilson 1960 0.00 DNP
97 56 Clay Carroll 1979 0.00 DNP
98 56 Camilo Pascual 1972 0.00 DNP
99 56 Dick Donovan 1966 0.00 DNP
100 56 Bob Tewksbury 1999 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 No longer a 14-game winner throwing over 95, Ryan Drese hadn't pitched since 2008 and hadn't made a major league appearance since 2006. With a terrible 2011 at Norfolk, it's unlikely he'll ever make it back.
2006 There`s no element of mystery here, certainly not for the hitters fortunate enough to have faced Drese, so whatever the man was smoking when he claimed Drese on waivers, obligating the Nats to pay $1.8 million this year, it must be strong enough to involve warnings against operating heavy machinery under its influence. The expense won`t guarantee the Nats a fifth starter, not after he shredded his shoulder last summer, and not when he can`t outpitch Armas or Ramon Ortiz.
2005 The Rangers' most effective pitcher in 2004. Drese pitched over 200 innings while posting a very good 4.20 ERA. Observers credited a worm-killing sinker as the key to Drese's success and another sign of Orel Hershiser's impact on some of the team's young pitchers. Sinkerballers/groundball pitchers are subject to yielding more hits on balls in play, and Drese's microscopic strikeout rate means a ton of balls get put in play off him. This type of pitcher can look great one year, then put up an ERA near 6 when things break the other way.
2003 Drese got hit hard this year, but it was easy to watch, because he works fast. His stock was at its lowest at the end of July, when he was worked over like a tourist in a Hell’s Kitchen alley. In three starts against the Yankees (1.1 IP, 8 ER, 8 H, 2 HR, 3 BB), Twins (5 IP, 5 ER, 10 H, 2 HR) and Yankees (1 IP, 8 ER, 7 H, 2 BB), he was likely more worried that he was going to get killed by a line drive than about his career.

He needs to throw his fastball for strikes like he can his breaking stuff. Scouts may rave about his makeup, but what Drese needs is consistent delivery and control. His fragility has really hurt him there: if he’d been healthy these last years, he might well have both. As it is, stick him in the rotation, let him take his lumps. Drese isn’t going to be an ace, but seeing if he pans out into a mid-rotation guy would be worth it. He may not get the opportunity, now that he’s been traded to the Rangers’ Kingdom of Inflated Expectations along with Einar Diaz for Aaron Myette and Travis Hafner.
2002 Drese bounced back nicely after losing the 2000 season when he blew out his ACL covering first base in his first start. While he did pitch well out of the bullpen in September for the Tribe, he's best-suited for starting. If he can just stay healthy—not his strong suit—he can be a good mid-rotation starter.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)You have been very critical of Jim Bowden over the years. If you had to summarize the top few reasons why you think he's not a good GM, what would they be?
(sbiel2 from Washington, DC)
He gets a little overly worked up over iffy fourth starter types; if they pan out, you look brilliant, and if they don't, you've blown on money on Jimmy Haynes or Ryan Drese or the like, and for what? And they never really pan out, not for very long. It's one thing to give them shots, it's another to treat them as something more than disposable starting pitchers. However, to be fair, he does seem to have learned that lesson.

He's made some really poor choices for manager in the past, but as a member of the Manny Acta Admiration Society, that's not so much an issue. Too many Boones? On his watch, the Reds' player development system went to pieces, but that's not going to happen here because of the impressive commitment the organization has made to its farm system.

I actually think this is a great front office--it's designed to be a team, and there's a lot of complementary talent involved. Bowden's surrounded by people who are great at things he isn't, and that leaves him to do things like try to work out some new wild deal. I like it. (Christina Kahrl)


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