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Portrait of Chad Paronto

Chad Paronto PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 183.3 6 12 1 107 4.32 -0.3
Birth Date7-28-1975
Height6' 5"
Weight285 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 BAL 25 24 0 27.0 0.0 27.0 1 3 0 1 0 0 128 33 24 15 5 55 11 11 1 16 5.00 5.65 6.14 -2.7 -0.3
2002 CLE 26 29 0 35.7 0.0 35.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 154 34 19 16 3 53 11 10 2 23 4.04 3.96 5.01 3.0 0.3
2003 CLE 27 6 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 29 7 8 7 1 10 3 3 0 6 9.45 4.59 4.73 0.3 0.0
2006 ATL 30 65 0 56.7 0.0 56.7 2 3 0 4 0 0 237 53 23 20 5 78 19 16 3 41 3.18 3.97 4.99 1.4 0.1
2007 ATL 31 41 0 40.3 0.0 40.3 3 1 1 1 0 0 180 47 20 16 1 59 19 14 3 14 3.57 4.44 5.28 1.2 0.1
2008 HOU 32 6 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 41 11 5 5 2 22 2 2 0 4 4.35 5.43 6.76 -1.7 -0.2
2009 HOU 33 6 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 15 9 9 4 30 1 1 0 3 12.15 10.41 10.59 -4.4 -0.4
Career1770183.30.0183.361216008052001088821307665791074.324.665.55-2.9-0.3

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
1996 FRD A+ 8 1 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BLU Rk 9 2 21.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DEL A 28 23 127.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRD A+ 18 18 103.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BOW AA 8 7 35.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRD A+ 13 13 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 15 9 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOW AA 8 8 47.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ROC AAA 12 6 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 24 0 27.0 6.14 63 .326 .267 .332 .433 .265 .295 92 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2001 ROC AAA 33 0 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Azu Wnt 4 0 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 29 0 35.7 5.01 98 .247 .261 .327 .416 .261 .270 101 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2002 AKR AA 1 1 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BUF AAA 8 0 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 6 0 6.7 4.73 96 .294 .269 .332 .415 .261 .316 93 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2003 BUF AAA 49 0 56.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MEM AAA 47 0 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 GWN AAA 26 0 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.765 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NAS AAA 27 0 39.3 3.56 128 .246 .267 .348 .426 .273 .339 73 11.8 1.1 11.5 1.1
2006 ATL MLB 65 0 56.7 4.99 90 .247 .266 .328 .429 .263 .284 93 2.0 0.2 1.4 0.1
2006 RIC AAA 12 0 17.0 3.31 0 .235 .256 .325 .399 .258 .320 43 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 41 0 40.3 5.28 90 .266 .269 .337 .421 .261 .322 101 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2007 GWN AAA 11 0 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 HOU MLB 6 0 10.3 6.76 52 .292 .268 .328 .429 .262 .273 98 -1.4 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2
2008 ROU AAA 35 0 52.7 2.26 159 .241 .278 .347 .441 .260 .381 104 25.1 2.4 24.5 2.4
2009 HOU MLB 6 0 6.7 10.59 -46 .461 .266 .321 .400 .259 .393 95 -4.4 -0.4 -4.4 -0.4
2009 ROU AAA 44 0 51.7 3.29 124 .194 .265 .337 .413 .273 .232 90 9.5 0.9 9.2 0.9
2010 PAW AAA 54 0 74.7 5.51 67 .272 .266 .334 .412 .255 .305 92 -6.5 -0.6 -5.6 -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
1996 BLU Rk 1 1 1 9 2 21.3 16 5 24 0 0% .000 6.8 2.1 0.0 10.1 0.99 1.69 0.0 0.0
1996 FRD A+ 0 1 0 8 1 15.0 11 8 6 0 0% .000 6.6 4.8 0.0 3.6 1.27 4.80 0.0 0.0
1997 DEL A 6 9 0 28 23 127.3 133 56 93 9 0% .302 9.4 4.0 0.6 6.6 1.48 4.74 0.0 0.0
1998 BOW AA 1 3 1 8 7 35.7 38 23 28 1 0% .000 9.6 5.8 0.3 7.1 1.71 5.80 0.0 0.0
1998 FRD A+ 7 6 0 18 18 103.7 116 39 87 4 0% .000 10.1 3.4 0.3 7.6 1.49 3.12 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 0 4 0 15 9 41.0 59 32 27 3 0% .000 13.0 7.0 0.7 5.9 2.22 8.12 0.0 0.0
1999 FRD A+ 3 5 0 13 13 72.3 81 26 55 7 0% .000 10.1 3.2 0.9 6.8 1.48 4.73 0.0 0.0
2000 ROC AAA 1 1 0 12 6 36.0 40 15 18 5 0% .000 10.0 3.8 1.2 4.5 1.53 5.75 0.0 0.0
2000 BOW AA 4 2 0 8 8 47.0 29 16 31 2 0% .000 5.6 3.1 0.4 5.9 0.96 2.87 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 1 3 0 24 0 27.0 33 11 16 5 64% .295 11.0 3.7 1.7 5.3 1.63 5.00 -2.7 -0.3
2001 ROC AAA 3 3 1 33 0 43.3 44 24 39 5 0% .000 9.1 5.0 1.0 8.1 1.57 4.57 0.0 0.0
2001 Azu Wnt 0 1 0 4 0 10.7 12 7 7 0 0% .000 10.1 5.9 0.0 5.9 1.78 6.73 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 0 2 0 29 0 35.7 34 11 23 3 61% .270 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.8 1.26 4.04 3.0 0.3
2002 BUF AAA 0 0 1 8 0 13.0 10 1 7 0 0% .244 6.9 0.7 0.0 4.8 0.85 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0% .500 30.0 30.0 0.0 0.0 6.67 30.00 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 0 2 0 6 0 6.7 7 3 6 1 30% .316 9.4 4.0 1.4 8.1 1.50 9.45 0.3 0.0
2003 BUF AAA 3 5 18 49 0 56.0 64 22 48 2 0% .330 10.3 3.5 0.3 7.7 1.54 4.34 0.0 0.0
2004 MEM AAA 5 3 4 47 0 55.0 46 25 38 3 0% .259 7.5 4.1 0.5 6.2 1.29 2.13 0.0 0.0
2005 NAS AAA 3 1 4 27 0 39.3 40 19 38 1 58% .339 9.2 4.4 0.2 8.7 1.50 2.75 11.5 1.1
2005 GWN AAA 3 1 0 26 0 41.0 43 17 28 4 0% -.765 9.4 3.7 0.9 6.1 1.46 3.95 0.0 0.0
2006 ATL MLB 2 3 0 65 0 56.7 53 19 41 5 44% .284 8.4 3.0 0.8 6.5 1.27 3.18 1.4 0.1
2006 RIC AAA 1 1 4 12 0 17.0 17 3 15 1 55% .320 9.0 1.6 0.5 7.9 1.18 1.06 0.0 0.0
2007 GWN AAA 0 0 2 11 0 16.7 18 4 11 1 0% .309 9.7 2.2 0.5 5.9 1.32 3.77 0.0 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 3 1 1 41 0 40.3 47 19 14 1 51% .322 10.5 4.2 0.2 3.1 1.64 3.57 1.2 0.1
2008 ROU AAA 0 2 3 35 0 52.7 61 14 57 2 57% .381 10.4 2.4 0.3 9.7 1.42 3.07 24.5 2.4
2008 HOU MLB 0 1 0 6 0 10.3 11 2 4 2 46% .273 9.6 1.7 1.7 3.5 1.26 4.35 -1.7 -0.2
2009 ROU AAA 2 1 24 44 0 51.7 34 14 39 1 41% .232 5.9 2.4 0.2 6.8 0.93 1.39 9.2 0.9
2009 HOU MLB 0 0 0 6 0 6.7 15 1 3 4 34% .393 20.2 1.4 5.4 4.0 2.40 12.15 -4.4 -0.4
2010 PAW AAA 3 5 2 54 0 74.7 80 30 47 9 46% .305 9.6 3.6 1.1 5.7 1.47 4.22 -5.6 -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
2008 148 0.5135 0.4324 0.8438 0.6316 0.2222 0.9167 0.6250 0.1563
2009 126 0.4524 0.5238 0.7879 0.6491 0.4203 0.9459 0.5862 0.1970
Career2740.48540.47440.81810.63960.31330.93010.60720.175

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-30 2009-10-04 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-16 2009-07-01 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-09 2009-04-16 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-03-24 2009-03-30 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-04-14 2007-04-30 15-DL 16 14 Right Groin Strain -
2002-07-29 2002-09-30 60-DL 63 59 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 BOS $
2008 HOU $500,000
2007 ATL $420,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$920,000
2 yrTotal$920,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 38 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/9/09 contract purchased 9/16/09 assigned Triple-A 7/27/09 designated for assignment 7/26/09 contract purchased 7/17/09 re-signed as a free agent 1/14/09 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 8/2/08 contract purchased 7/6/08 sent outright to Triple-A 3/28/08 signed as a free agent from ATL 12/18/07, 1 year$0.5M (08)
  • refused assignment 10/29/07
  • designated for assignment 10/25/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/31/07
  • re-signed 3/07, 1 year/$0.42M (07)
  • contract purchased 5/06

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
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Chad Paronto pitched pretty well at Round Rock, but didn't get much of a shot with the Astros aside from two short stints, pretty much replicating his 2008 season. He'll be 35 this summer, but there are worse guys in major league bullpens-don't be surprised if he gets another shot somewhere.
2009 A big guy who doesn't throw like one, Chad Paronto keeps riding the unlit nightmare highways that thread through the abandoned wastes that lie between the majors and Triple-A.
2008 Paronto lost his middle-innings job to Moylan in July and was designated for assignment after the season. A big guy, Paronto's back-to-back good ERAs should land him a low-leverage role in an MLB bullpen this spring, but don't look for him to make it three in a row; he may be a big guy, but he doesn't have big-guy stuff.
2007 Back in the majors for the first time since 2003, Paronto didn`t merely peep in and play tourist, he managed to stick around and have a career year. He also managed to give up a significant number of line drives without suffering proportionate damage. If things even out in 2007, he`ll be back in the minors but quick. Until then, he`s the latest successful reclamation project from an organization with a good track record finding out-of-nowhere relief help.
2003 You came close, but you never made it. And if you were going to make it, you would have made it before now.
— Marsellus Wallace

For years, Paronto has posted bad ratios across the board in every one of his minor league stops. This year he had some arm trouble, too. Yeah, he’s still only 27 and there’s still some chance he might wake up tomorrow and throw an extra three miles faster with better control. Unfortunately for Paronto, it’s not going to happen. Fortunately for the Indians, they have more replacements than they can count on both hands.
2002 Paronto made a partial move to the bullpen in 2000, and in 2001 he stayed there. It didn't help, as he continued his taterrific ways. He’s big, he throws hard, and he's another one of the Orioles’ favored projects from the Northeast. Paronto will either get a lot of player-development people fired, or he'll contribute to the ongoing malaise choking the life out of the organization.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dr. John BagonziDavid Laurila2010-05-06
Minor Issues: Married in the Minors with Chad ParontoDavid Laurila2010-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Roster TweaksChristina Kahrl2009-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior Circuit StragglersChristina Kahrl2009-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Brew'd-up ReunionChristina Kahrl2009-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Miracle CuresChristina Kahrl2008-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East Rosters ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-04-02
Spring Training Preview: NL CentralJoe Sheehan2008-02-11
Spring Training Preview: NL EastJoe Sheehan2008-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Pickups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-13
Transaction of the Day: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline DayChristina Kahrl2007-08-01
Transaction Analysis: NL-Brand KetchupChristina Kahrl2007-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Six Reshuffled DecksChristina Kahrl2007-05-18
Transaction of the Day: Studies in Damage ControlChristina Kahrl2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Major MovesChristina Kahrl2007-05-02
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Atlanta Braves Can Win the World SeriesBrent Gambill2007-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 6thJay Jaffe2006-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 22-26Christina Kahrl2006-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: End of an ERAJoe Sheehan2006-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Witch HuntJoe Sheehan2006-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 15-18Christina Kahrl2006-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-11Christina Kahrl2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 12-19Christina Kahrl2006-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-15, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 17-20, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
Transaction Analysis: September 11-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-17
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
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 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chad Paronto threw 746 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (82mph).