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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 497.7 20 20 22 441 3.67 3.9
Birth Date10-23-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1999 CLE MLB 12 0 14.0 20 6 16 2 .267 102 12.9 3.9 1.3 10.3 39% .409 .304 1.86 4.06 8.36 89 7.96 -0.3
2001 CLE MLB 26 0 27.3 20 18 29 3 .266 101 6.6 5.9 1.0 9.5 41% .258 .241 1.39 4.60 1.98 95 3.83 0.5
2002 CLE MLB 51 0 51.3 49 35 65 8 .261 101 8.6 6.1 1.4 11.4 39% .328 .287 1.64 4.83 5.26 93 5.78 -0.3
2003 CLE MLB 68 0 74.7 52 20 82 9 .260 94 6.3 2.4 1.1 9.9 42% .240 .214 0.96 3.39 2.29 69 3.15 1.8
2004 CLE MLB 72 0 77.3 69 41 78 11 .258 104 8.0 4.8 1.3 9.1 37% .284 .254 1.42 4.66 3.72 95 4.51 0.9
2005 CLE MLB 58 0 72.7 55 15 48 11 .257 100 6.8 1.9 1.4 5.9 43% .210 .223 0.96 4.48 3.10 102 3.71 1.4
2006 BOS 0 8 0 9.7 8 3 5 2 .256 108 7.4 2.8 1.9 4.7 44% .200 .253 1.14 6.40 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CHA 0 33 0 34.3 32 14 23 4 .259 111 8.4 3.7 1.0 6.0 37% .267 .236 1.34 4.67 3.93 0 0.00 0.0
2007 KCA MLB 65 0 69.7 61 27 52 8 .259 102 7.9 3.5 1.0 6.7 43% .264 .242 1.26 4.52 2.45 97 3.93 1.2
2008 MIL MLB 45 0 42.3 47 25 27 6 .265 99 10.0 5.3 1.3 5.7 30% .304 .297 1.70 5.44 5.31 119 6.43 -0.5
2009 MIL MLB 1 0 1.0 4 0 0 0 .254 87 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .667 .586 4.00 3.06 18.00 105 16.72 -0.1
2010 MIL MLB 23 0 23.3 25 8 16 2 .262 97 9.6 3.1 0.8 6.2 31% .303 .271 1.41 4.13 5.01 108 4.33 0.2
2006 TOT MLB 41 0 44.0 40 17 28 6 .258 110 8.2 3.5 1.2 5.7 38% .252 .240 1.30 5.05 3.89 107 3.95 0.8
CareerMLB4620497.744221244166.2601018.03.81.28.039%.272.2521.314.493.67964.505.7

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 G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1997 KIN A+ 39 0 72.0 58 33 90 3 .000 7.2 4.1 0.4 11.2 0% .322 .000 1.26 2.76 2.25
1998 KIN A+ 53 0 54.0 48 15 67 4 .000 8.0 2.5 0.7 11.2 0% .000 .000 1.17 2.64 2.33
1998 AKR AA 2 0 3.0 1 1 5 0 .000 3.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 0% .000 .000 0.67 0.86 0.00
1999 CLE MLB 12 0 14.0 20 6 16 2 .267 102 12.9 3.9 1.3 10.3 39% .409 .304 1.86 4.06 8.36
1999 AKR AA 23 0 23.7 5 13 33 1 .000 1.9 4.9 0.4 12.5 0% .000 .000 0.76 2.67 1.90
1999 BUF AAA 23 0 27.7 14 7 22 0 .000 4.5 2.3 0.0 7.1 0% .000 .000 0.76 2.60 0.65
2000 AKR AA 3 1 4.0 2 0 4 0 .000 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 0.50 1.40 0.00
2000 BUF AAA 2 0 3.0 2 2 2 0 .000 6.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0% .000 .000 1.33 3.80 3.00
2001 CLE MLB 26 0 27.3 20 18 29 3 .266 101 6.6 5.9 1.0 9.5 41% .258 .241 1.39 4.60 1.98
2001 BUF AAA 38 0 53.3 45 17 72 2 .000 7.6 2.9 0.3 12.2 0% .000 .000 1.16 1.90 2.36
2002 CLE MLB 51 0 51.3 49 35 65 8 .261 101 8.6 6.1 1.4 11.4 39% .328 .287 1.64 4.83 5.26
2002 AKR AA 4 2 6.0 5 1 10 1 .000 7.5 1.5 1.5 15.0 0% .333 .000 1.00 2.52 3.00
2002 BUF AAA 9 0 9.7 6 4 17 2 .000 5.6 3.7 1.9 15.8 0% .250 .000 1.03 3.81 3.71
2003 CLE MLB 68 0 74.7 52 20 82 9 .260 94 6.3 2.4 1.1 9.9 42% .240 .214 0.96 3.39 2.29
2004 CLE MLB 72 0 77.3 69 41 78 11 .258 104 8.0 4.8 1.3 9.1 37% .284 .254 1.42 4.66 3.72
2005 CLE MLB 58 0 72.7 55 15 48 11 .257 100 6.8 1.9 1.4 5.9 43% .210 .223 0.96 4.48 3.10
2006 BOS MLB 8 0 9.7 8 3 5 2 .256 108 7.4 2.8 1.9 4.7 44% .200 .253 1.14 6.40 3.72
2006 CHA MLB 33 0 34.3 32 14 23 4 .259 111 8.4 3.7 1.0 6.0 37% .267 .236 1.34 4.67 3.93
2006 PAW AAA 5 2 5.2 5 5 8 0 .243 98 8.7 8.7 0.0 13.8 25% .417 .270 1.92 3.46 5.19
2007 KCA MLB 65 0 69.7 61 27 52 8 .259 102 7.9 3.5 1.0 6.7 43% .264 .242 1.26 4.52 2.45
2008 MIL MLB 45 0 42.3 47 25 27 6 .265 99 10.0 5.3 1.3 5.7 30% .304 .297 1.70 5.44 5.31
2008 NAS AAA 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 0 .268 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0% .000 -.010 0.00 -2.51 0.00
2009 MIL MLB 1 0 1.0 4 0 0 0 .254 87 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .667 .586 4.00 3.06 18.00
2010 MIL MLB 23 0 23.3 25 8 16 2 .262 97 9.6 3.1 0.8 6.2 31% .303 .271 1.41 4.13 5.01
2010 BRV A+ 3 3 4.0 7 2 3 0 .279 81 15.8 4.5 0.0 6.8 53% .467 .367 2.25 3.44 9.00
2010 NAS AAA 8 0 9.0 8 4 8 1 .278 94 8.0 4.0 1.0 8.0 40% .292 .249 1.33 4.58 4.00

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 735 0.5293 0.4521 0.8485 0.6170 0.2601 0.8792 0.7667 0.1515
2009 25 0.4000 0.4800 1.0000 0.9000 0.2000 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2010 397 0.4534 0.4736 0.7926 0.6889 0.2949 0.8629 0.6563 0.2074
Career11570.50050.46010.83260.64780.27070.87620.73390.1674

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
2010-03-25 2010-06-08 60-DL 75 57 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-02
2010-02-15 2010-03-24 Camp 37 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-02
2009-04-10 2009-10-05 60-DL 178 159 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-02
2008-09-08 2008-10-06 DTD 28 19 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2008-09-23
2008-05-15 2008-06-19 15-DL 35 31 Right Elbow Hyperextension -
2006-04-05 2006-05-22 15-DL 47 39 Low Back Strain -
2002-06-19 2002-07-17 15-DL 28 22 Right Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -
2000-09-14 2000-10-02 60-DL 18 21 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2000-09-26 -
2000-03-26 2000-09-04 60-DL 162 133 - Low Back Surgery Bulging Disc 2000-05-05 -
1999-08-31 1999-09-10 15-DL 10 9 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 MIL $4,500,000
2009 MIL $4,250,000
2008 MIL $4,000,000
2007 KCA $2,000,000
2006 BOS $1,800,000
2005 CLE $1,425,000
2004 CLE $1,025,000
2003 CLE $314,000
2002 CLE $227,500
2000 MIL $205,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$19,746,500
10 yrTotal$19,746,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 86 dNez Balero1 year (2011)

Details
  • 3 years/$13M (2008-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed as a free agent 12/5/07. 08:$4M, 09:$4.25M, 10:$4.5M, 11:$4.75M club option, $0.25M buyout. Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2007), plus $2.85M 2008 club option $0.25M buyout. Signed as a free agent 12/06. Option becomes player option no buyout with 60 games in 2007. Base for 2008 option increases to $2.9M if 65 games 07, $3M if 70 g, $3.15M if 75 g. Perf B: $0.1M each 25,30 games finished, $0.125M each 35,40 games finished, $0.15M 45 games finished, $0.2M each 50,55 games finished. Award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Cleveland 1/06 (Boston paid Cleveland about $1M as part of deal). Acquired in trade from Boston 6/06.
  • 1 year/$1.425M (2005). Re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2004). Re-signed 1/04.
  • 1 year/$0.314M (2003). Re-signed 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.2275M (2002). Re-signed 3/02.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, David Riske threw 1,661 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Splitter (78mph).