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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 972.7 68 60 2 694 5.09 10.9
Birth Date12-29-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight220 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
1997 CLE 21 16 16 90.3 90.3 0.0 8 3 0 0 9 0 388 81 45 44 9 132 35 35 5 63 4.38 4.37 4.85 11.4 1.1
1998 CLE 22 32 32 192.7 192.7 0.0 12 10 0 0 17 0 855 207 109 101 22 322 87 83 11 140 4.72 4.78 5.37 20.4 2.1
1999 CLE 23 26 26 133.7 133.7 0.0 8 10 0 0 8 2 609 144 99 90 18 228 77 76 7 91 6.06 5.48 5.95 13.1 1.2
2000 CLE 24 9 9 51.7 51.7 0.0 3 4 0 0 4 0 217 44 27 27 6 78 28 28 1 36 4.70 5.02 4.90 8.1 0.7
2001 CLE 25 7 7 29.0 29.0 0.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 140 36 22 21 2 52 22 22 0 18 6.52 5.03 5.60 2.6 0.3
2002 CLE 26 8 6 18.3 16.3 2.0 2 3 0 0 0 0 116 40 34 32 3 60 19 19 2 12 15.71 7.31 6.82 -1.2 -0.1
2003 ATL 27 11 0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 36 7 2 2 0 9 3 3 1 9 2.00 2.31 3.05 2.1 0.2
2003 SDN 27 39 0 47.3 0.0 47.3 1 5 2 2 0 0 233 69 44 44 9 114 28 26 2 41 8.37 5.61 6.38 -5.8 -0.5
2004 ATL 28 32 32 186.3 186.3 0.0 15 8 0 0 22 0 781 168 79 68 11 234 70 65 3 159 3.28 3.19 3.75 31.0 3.1
2005 NYA 29 13 13 63.7 63.7 0.0 5 5 0 0 3 0 302 81 51 43 8 123 32 31 6 34 6.08 5.41 6.20 -1.3 -0.1
2006 NYA 30 30 27 140.3 136.3 4.0 11 7 0 0 10 0 625 157 76 70 10 230 57 57 7 84 4.49 4.29 4.35 30.6 3.1
2007 BAL 31 3 3 10.3 10.3 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 48 12 11 8 1 18 9 9 0 7 6.97 5.83 6.87 -0.7 -0.1
Career226171972.7910.362.368602474243501046599550991600467454456945.094.605.07110.410.9

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 BNC Rk 4 4 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CGA A 24 24 129.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KIN A+ 19 19 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 16 16 90.3 4.85 100 .245 .269 .334 .423 .261 .261 97 11.1 1.1 11.4 1.1
1997 AKR AA 8 8 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BUF AAA 7 7 45.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 32 32 192.7 5.37 97 .264 .271 .338 .432 .267 .311 103 19.6 1.9 20.4 2.1
1999 CLE MLB 26 26 133.7 5.95 92 .268 .272 .342 .433 .261 .303 104 14.1 1.3 13.1 1.2
1999 AKR AA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUF AAA 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 9 9 51.7 4.90 106 .239 .272 .351 .447 .267 .260 97 8.0 0.7 8.1 0.7
2000 AKR AA 2 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BUF AAA 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 7 7 29.0 5.60 86 .296 .265 .328 .423 .258 .347 100 2.4 0.2 2.6 0.3
2001 AKR AA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 7 7 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 8 6 18.3 6.82 58 .415 .270 .334 .429 .267 .463 99 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2002 BUF AAA 10 10 55.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 11 0 9.0 3.05 132 .211 .269 .345 .450 .272 .304 97 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2003 SDN MLB 39 0 47.3 6.38 57 .342 .262 .328 .412 .257 .392 96 -6.6 -0.7 -5.8 -0.5
2003 POR AAA 12 1 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 32 32 186.3 3.75 114 .232 .261 .327 .419 .260 .292 93 32.9 3.2 31.0 3.1
2005 NYA MLB 13 13 63.7 6.20 73 .302 .273 .334 .427 .264 .329 104 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2005 TAM A+ 2 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NYA MLB 30 27 140.3 4.35 117 .263 .272 .337 .436 .259 .315 106 29.7 2.9 30.6 3.1
2007 BAL MLB 3 3 10.3 6.87 56 .312 .274 .338 .433 .267 .355 98 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 FRD A+ 1 1 4.7 2.41 150 .172 .244 .326 .343 .249 .300 100 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2007 BOW AA 3 2 3.0 2.97 136 .219 .271 .348 .451 .281 .500 101 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1

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 BNC Rk 0 1 0 4 4 13.3 13 9 16 1 0% .000 8.8 6.1 0.7 10.8 1.65 5.41 0.0 0.0
1995 CGA A 5 6 0 24 24 129.0 93 79 113 9 0% .000 6.5 5.5 0.6 7.9 1.33 3.00 0.0 0.0
1996 KIN A+ 7 4 0 19 19 101.0 65 55 109 1 0% .000 5.8 4.9 0.1 9.7 1.19 2.50 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 8 3 0 16 16 90.3 81 35 63 9 45% .261 8.1 3.5 0.9 6.3 1.28 4.38 11.4 1.1
1997 BUF AAA 4 1 0 7 7 45.0 30 19 47 4 0% .232 6.0 3.8 0.8 9.4 1.09 1.80 0.0 0.0
1997 AKR AA 3 3 0 8 8 54.0 43 23 59 4 0% .289 7.2 3.8 0.7 9.8 1.22 3.67 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 12 10 0 32 32 192.7 207 87 140 22 46% .311 9.7 4.1 1.0 6.5 1.53 4.72 20.4 2.1
1999 CLE MLB 8 10 0 26 26 133.7 144 77 91 18 41% .303 9.7 5.2 1.2 6.1 1.65 6.06 13.1 1.2
1999 BUF AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 0 0 4 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 AKR AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 1 6 0 0% .000 5.4 1.8 0.0 10.8 0.80 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 3 4 0 9 9 51.7 44 28 36 6 49% .260 7.7 4.9 1.0 6.3 1.39 4.70 8.1 0.7
2000 BUF AAA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 1 1 0 0% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 4 3 5 0 0% .000 4.5 3.4 0.0 5.6 0.88 3.38 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 2 2 0 7 7 29.0 36 22 18 2 50% .347 11.2 6.8 0.6 5.6 2.00 6.52 2.6 0.3
2001 BUF AAA 3 1 0 7 7 28.7 25 13 28 3 0% .000 7.8 4.1 0.9 8.8 1.32 4.70 0.0 0.0
2001 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 1 7.0 2 0 4 1 0% .000 2.6 0.0 1.3 5.1 0.29 1.29 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 2 3 0 8 6 18.3 40 19 12 3 30% .463 19.6 9.3 1.5 5.9 3.22 15.71 -1.2 -0.1
2002 BUF AAA 5 3 0 10 10 55.7 57 24 43 5 0% .310 9.2 3.9 0.8 6.9 1.45 3.88 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 1 0 0 11 0 9.0 7 3 9 0 61% .304 7.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 1.11 2.00 2.1 0.2
2003 SDN MLB 1 5 2 39 0 47.3 69 28 41 9 41% .392 13.1 5.3 1.7 7.8 2.05 8.37 -5.8 -0.5
2003 POR AAA 2 1 0 12 1 19.0 16 7 21 0 0% .314 7.6 3.3 0.0 9.9 1.21 1.42 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 15 8 0 32 32 186.3 168 70 159 11 47% .292 8.1 3.4 0.5 7.7 1.28 3.28 31.0 3.1
2005 TAM A+ 1 0 0 2 2 12.0 9 3 12 0 0% -.500 6.8 2.2 0.0 9.0 1.00 1.50 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB 5 5 0 13 13 63.7 81 32 34 8 46% .329 11.5 4.5 1.1 4.8 1.77 6.08 -1.3 -0.1
2006 NYA MLB 11 7 0 30 27 140.3 157 57 84 10 40% .315 10.1 3.7 0.6 5.4 1.52 4.49 30.6 3.1
2007 FRD A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 3 2 6 0 30% .300 5.7 3.8 0.0 11.5 1.06 1.91 1.7 0.2
2007 BOW AA 0 0 0 3 2 3.0 3 0 4 0 50% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 1.00 3.00 1.2 0.1
2007 BAL MLB 0 3 0 3 3 10.3 12 9 7 1 38% .355 10.5 7.8 0.9 6.1 2.03 6.97 -0.7 -0.1

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
2007-04-30 2007-09-30 60-DL 153 136 Right Shoulder Strain -
2007-04-11 2007-04-29 15-DL 18 16 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2006-05-24 2006-05-28 DTD 4 3 Right Groin Strain -
2006-03-21 2006-03-26 Camp 5 0 - Low Back Spasms -
2005-09-02 2005-09-07 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Contusion Clavicle -
2005-04-24 2005-08-14 60-DL 112 97 Right Shoulder Strain -
2004-09-28 2004-10-06 DTD 8 6 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2002-03-31 2002-07-20 60-DL 111 95 Right Shoulder Inflammation and Weakness - -
2001-09-01 2001-10-16 60-DL 45 28 Right Shoulder Sprain - -
2001-04-03 2001-05-19 15-DL 46 38 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Frayed Rotator Cuff 2000-08-17 -
2000-06-03 2000-10-02 60-DL 121 112 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Frayed Rotator Cuff 2000-08-17 -
2000-05-12 2000-05-27 15-DL 15 12 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1999-08-09 1999-09-10 15-DL 32 29 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
1999-07-19 1999-08-03 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 BAL $7,000,000
2006 NYA $7,000,000
2005 NYA $7,000,000
2004 ATL $850,000
2003 SDN $725,000
2002 CLE $4,312,500
2001 CLE $2,562,500
2000 CLE $1,062,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$30,512,500
8 yrTotal$30,512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 169 dCraig Landis1 yr/$0.8M (08)

Details
  • released 3/26/08
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 1/23/08, 1 year/$0.8M (minor-league contract)
  • performance bonus:$1.75M G,games finished & $1M games started
  • released 10/1/07 acquired in trade from NYY 11/06 (NYY pays $4M of $7M 07 sal)
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 12/04, 3 year/$21M (05-07), 05:$7M, 06:$7M, 07:$7M (player option if not on DL 75 days or more with shoulder injury 05-06
  • club option with $4M buyout if on DL >75 days with shoulder inj 05-06)
  • re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$0.85M (04)
  • claimed off waivers from SD 8/03 recalled 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 6/03 signed as a free agent from CLE 12/02
  • 1 year/$0.725M (03)
  • CLE declined 03 option 10/02
  • optioned to Triple-A 8/02
  • 4 year/$9M (99-02)+03 club option $0.25M signing bonus
  • 99:$0.75M, 00:$1M, 01:$2.5M, 02:$4.25M, 03:$6M club option ($8.25M with bonuses) $0.25M buyout
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/01

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

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Jaret Wright pitched three games-all losses-for the Orioles last year before succumbing to shoulder trouble. He did come back to pitch minor league rehab games in August, but, as desperate as the Orioles were for pitchers in September, they weren't that desperate. Still, at the low, low price of $3 million and reliever Chris Britton, Wright wasn't the worst Oriole acquisition of the last few years (see Kris Benson).
2007 In his second year in New York, Wright was a league-average, five-inning starter. It wasn`t what the Yankees had in mind what they signed him (Lord knows what that was) but it wasn`t disastrous--at least not until the playoffs, where there was a collective cry of, `Whoa! This guy is our fourth starter?` from Yankees fans and personnel alike. Wright was subsequently traded to the Orioles for Chris Britton. While Leo Mazzone will try to help Wright recapture that 2004 feeling, Wright`s five-and-out tendencies make dealing a reliever for him like trashing your sprinkler system before setting the house on fire. For the Yankees, having Wright on the mound meant the almost certain use of four relievers every five days. And whaddya know, the O`s followed the Wright deal by signing Jamie Walker, Denys Baez, Chad Bradford, and Scott Williamson--ladies and gentlemen, we give you Jaret Wright and the Wrightettes.
2006 Giving Wright a three-year contract was like buying the world`s most expensive gun and then shooting yourself in the foot with it. Wright lacks the constitution to be a big league starter, and the Yankees will be lucky to get one serviceable year out of him. The greatest service that Wright performed for the Yankees was tearing scar tissue in his shoulder and disappearing for three months, allowing Wang to get established as a big league starter. Upon returning, Wright improved from `beer league` to `replacement level,` so the best hope for 2006 is he takes another mid-year vacation, thereby launching Matt DeSalvo`s career.
2005 What to say? Everything about his record of performance smacks of fluke canoodling with Mazzone legerdemain. And the Yankees ate it up, to the tune of $21 million over three years. If you went to high school with the Yankees, they'd have been the ones touting Hothouse Flowers as the next U2.
2003 You know spring has arrived when you read the first report out of spring training that says Jaret Wright is throwing like itís 1998. Since then his shoulder has never been right, itís been cracked and looked over more often than a supermarket Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and every year his comeback attempts flame out and crash. Weíve said it over and over: what Jaret Wright has needed is a year off to get healthy, and he never got it. Unfortunately for Jaret, the Indians declined his option and released him. Heís signed with the Padres, who are entertaining the idea of moving him to the pen.
2002 The shoulder surgery that cut short his 2000 season didn't fix the problem, so the Indians went through most of another season waiting and hoping and watching. Wright was briefly healthy and effectiveófor about four startsóbefore disappearing for good in August with more shoulder woes. We've said it before: he needs to take a year off, let everything heal, then try to come back.
2001 The hope was that if you put Jaret Wright together with Dick Pole, it would undo the years of damage and misinformation that come from having suffered an odd collection of pitching coaches. Unfortunately, a legacy of the Hargrove Era came home when Wright broke down. The Tribe is claiming that heíll be throwing in December and might miss only April. Donít believe them: the Tribe blows sunshine about injuries. When Wright was first hurt, Hart said heíd be fine. Hart said the same thing in 1999 when Wright was rushed back and repeatedly reinjured. Wrightís career and future are in trouble. Heís not so good that he can afford to lose his fastball to surgery, and that's a risk with shoulder injuries.
2000 What could go wrong, did. He butted heads with Phil Regan, fidgeted with his delivery, earned or was given a reputation as a headhunter, hurt his shoulder around the All-Star break, was rushed back in early August and never did put together any kind of consistency. The worst part of it was rushing him back: he clearly didnít have it in August, with none of his pitches working, and things didnít get better from there.
1998 He hasnít been overused so far in his brief career, thanks partly to a broken jaw he received in í96. Baseball America said he had the best fastball in the Double-A Eastern League; by the end of the season, he was throwing it past batters in the seventh game of the World Series. Pitchers, especially young pitchers, are unpredictable. Thatís the only bad thing to say about Wright at this point.
1997 Wright is almost as outstanding a pitching prospect as Colon, although his attempts to develop a breaking pitch he can throw for strikes havenít been too successful. With a fastball that regularly tops 95, the Indians can afford to be patient. Although he was injured this year, it wasnít an arm problem: at an All-Star game, he was hit in the face with a bat and had to have his jaw wired shut. He looked good in the AFL, and could move up the organizational ladder very quickly.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hardest player name for you to spell?
(dianagramr from NYC)
I can spell Doug Mientkiewicz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia with the best of them, and I know my Derrek Lee, my Derrick Turnbow and my Derek Jeter, to say nothing of my Jarrod Washburn and my Jered Weaver and my Jaret Wright. I was a spelling bee champ in sixth grade, and also finished second in fourth and third in fifth.

The one that gets me is Mark Teahen. I ALWAYS spell it Teahan, and right now I just had to look again to see that I got it correct. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-23 16:00:00 (link to chat)I hear a lot about the smart decisions that the Yankees make with their money, but not a lot about all the poor decisions (Jaret Wright, Carl Pavano, Kei Igawa, etc.). Does it make a whole lot of sense to congratulate them for big contracts when the opportunity costs are essentially nil?
(Christopher from Nashville)
I don't think anyone congratulates them for big contracts or lauds smart decisions. In fact, more people discuss their poor decisions than praise them for having a lot of money. (Eric Seidman)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Dusty's decision have been acceptable or maybe even "correct" if the game was at the end of the season(something like 1 week or less to go) and the Reds were in contention(either tied for the lead or a game out)? As a philosophical matter when if ever is it ok to potentially overuse a pitcher like Dusty did?
(dokomoy from LA)
Yes. It's a continuum, which is why while I think Baker's use of Mark Prior down the stretch in 2003 was errant, it was also defensible. (His postseason usage was bad.) It's why I defend the Indians' use of a 21-year-old Jaret Wright in 1997. Everything has to be viewed through the lens of winning a championship. A May game in San Diego for a team like the 2008 Reds is far, far from a championship. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I realize this is impossible to answer with any certainty, but do you have any gut feeling on Harden's health this year?
(tschiera from Brooklyn)
I think he'll throw 80-120 innings around a couple of DL stints. I put him in a category with guys like Prior and Wood, and suggest that a complete year off will help. Sometimes you just need to heal, and the cycle of surgery to rehab to pitching and back is wearing.
Troy Percival and Jaret Wright are two guys who come to mind who took a year or more off and came back with the ability to pitch. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageOne of the great things about being at BP is having great help just a few keyboard clicks away. I asked Rany, who did his fantastic series on draft history, if he remembers a draft that was better 11-20 than 1-10. Rany jumped into action for me, and found just one in 15 years: 2002.

Top Ten: B.J. Upton, Zack Greinke, Prince Fielder, Jeff Francis.
11-20: Hermida, Joe Saunders, Scott Kazmir, Nick Swisher, Cole Hamels, James Loney, Denard Span.

The best example is 1994, where Garciaparra, Konerko and Varitek went 12-14. Needless to say, the top 10 that boasted Paul Wilson, Ben Grieve, Todd Walker and Jaret Wright wasn't as good. (Bryan Smith)