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Heath Murray PPadres

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 158.7 2 15 0 94 6.41 -1.6
Birth Date4-19-1973
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1997 SDN 24 17 3 33.3 18.3 15.0 1 2 0 2 0 1 162 50 25 25 3 65 21 18 4 16 6.75 5.53 5.95 -4.0 -0.5
1999 SDN 26 22 8 50.0 39.3 10.7 0 4 0 0 1 0 234 60 33 32 7 93 26 22 1 25 5.76 5.51 7.16 -3.6 -0.4
2001 DET 28 40 4 63.3 16.3 47.0 1 7 0 2 0 0 301 82 48 46 11 132 40 35 3 42 6.54 6.07 6.58 -5.4 -0.5
2002 CLE 29 9 0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 55 12 10 10 3 21 7 7 2 11 7.50 6.73 7.46 -2.0 -0.2
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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
1994 SPO A- 15 15 99.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 RCU A+ 14 14 92.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MEM AA 14 14 77.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MEM AA 27 27 174.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 17 3 33.3 5.95 64 .327 .268 .341 .419 .264 .398 95 -3.4 -0.3 -4.0 -0.5
1997 LVG AAA 19 19 109.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LVG AAA 27 27 162.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 22 8 50.0 7.16 55 .278 .266 .338 .435 .259 .303 99 -4.7 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
1999 LVG AAA 15 15 82.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ABQ AAA 29 24 156.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 DET MLB 40 4 63.3 6.58 64 .311 .270 .334 .437 .264 .346 99 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5
2001 TOL AAA 11 3 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 9 0 12.0 7.46 50 .289 .272 .342 .439 .269 .281 103 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2002 BUF AAA 21 2 29.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1994 SPO A- 5 6 0 15 15 99.3 101 18 78 6 0% .000 9.2 1.6 0.5 7.1 1.20 2.90 0.0 0.0
1995 MEM AA 5 4 0 14 14 77.3 83 42 71 1 0% .000 9.7 4.9 0.1 8.3 1.62 3.38 0.0 0.0
1995 RCU A+ 9 4 0 14 14 92.3 80 38 81 5 0% .000 7.8 3.7 0.5 7.9 1.28 3.12 0.0 0.0
1996 MEM AA 13 9 0 27 27 174.0 154 60 156 13 0% .000 8.0 3.1 0.7 8.1 1.23 3.21 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 1 2 0 17 3 33.3 50 21 16 3 53% .398 13.5 5.7 0.8 4.3 2.13 6.75 -4.0 -0.5
1997 LVG AAA 6 8 0 19 19 109.0 142 41 99 10 0% .391 11.7 3.4 0.8 8.2 1.68 5.45 0.0 0.0
1998 LVG AAA 9 11 0 27 27 162.3 191 62 121 13 0% .000 10.6 3.4 0.7 6.7 1.56 4.99 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 0 4 0 22 8 50.0 60 26 25 7 48% .303 10.8 4.7 1.3 4.5 1.72 5.76 -3.6 -0.4
1999 LVG AAA 5 4 0 15 15 82.3 99 32 65 5 0% .000 10.8 3.5 0.5 7.1 1.59 4.26 0.0 0.0
2000 ABQ AAA 7 10 0 29 24 156.0 184 66 110 8 0% .000 10.6 3.8 0.5 6.3 1.60 4.73 0.0 0.0
2001 DET MLB 1 7 0 40 4 63.3 82 40 42 11 51% .346 11.7 5.7 1.6 6.0 1.93 6.54 -5.4 -0.5
2001 TOL AAA 1 1 1 11 3 36.0 22 2 44 5 0% .000 5.5 0.5 1.2 11.0 0.67 2.00 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 0 2 0 9 0 12.0 12 7 11 3 74% .281 9.0 5.2 2.2 8.2 1.58 7.50 -2.0 -0.2
2002 BUF AAA 1 2 5 21 2 29.7 23 6 32 2 0% .292 7.0 1.8 0.6 9.7 0.98 3.03 0.0 0.0

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
2002-07-22 2002-09-30 60-DL 70 64 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
1998-09-21 1998-10-21 60-DL 30 5 Left Elbow Date Is Estimated - -
1997-06-20 1997-07-10 15-DL 20 17 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

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Details

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

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2002 There comes a point at which you have to say "enough," that being left-handed should only take a player so far. Heath Murray has thrown nearly 150 innings in the majors, with more walks than strikeouts and a 6.32 ERA. Aside from his freakish season in Triple-A (22 hits in 36 innings, a 44-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio), he hasn’t had an ERA below 4.00 since 1996. Is having a lefty specialist like this really better than keeping a right-handed reliever with far better credentials? Guys like Murray—who has been released—will be the reason why the trend towards left-handed relief at any cost will one day reverse itself.
2000 He reportedly added a few feet to his fastball in the 1998-99 offseason and came into 1999 looking for a spot with the big club. He got a tryout as emergency starter and later, in the bullpen, but was rocked in both roles. Placed on waivers after the season ended and claimed by Cincinnati, where his prospects don’t look any rosier.
1999 A reliable Triple-A starter, and shouldn't be counted on for anything else. He's got some good breaking stuff, and keeps his defense busy, but his fastball is Bob Tewksbury slow - and he doesn't have Tewksbury's control to make up for it.
1998 Heath Murray was the Padres’ most vaunted starting prospect in 1996, which tells you something about the pitchers in the Padres system. He doesn’t have a particularly strong repertoire, so he relies on his defense and his placement. Not much of a prospect; like former Padre washout Glenn Dishman, Murray lacks bite.
1997 The organization is very high on him, despite an average repertoire. He gets high marks for working fast, command and makeup, along with a plus fastball. He started strong, finished awful, not a good sign. He will probably start the year at Las Vegas, and a good three months will have him in San Diego.
1996  Unadjusted, he allowed just six homers last year between A-ball and AA. He's still pretty young, but if he can maintain that kind of pitching in the PCL this year, he'll mark himself as a prospect.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Tribe's Quest for Glory: The Worst Bullpens of All-TimeMichael Wolverton2004-06-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2003-05-06
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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