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C.J. Nitkowski PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 479 18 32 3 347 5.37 1.2
Birth Date3-9-1973
Height6' 2"
Weight185 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
1995 CIN 22 9 7 32.3 31.3 1.0 1 3 0 1 2 0 154 41 25 22 4 64 15 14 2 18 6.12 5.14 6.15 -0.2 -0.1
1995 DET 22 11 11 39.3 39.3 0.0 1 4 0 0 1 0 184 53 32 31 7 92 20 18 3 13 7.09 6.55 7.88 -2.8 -0.3
1996 DET 23 11 8 45.7 37.7 8.0 2 3 0 0 1 1 234 62 44 41 7 97 38 37 7 36 8.08 6.62 7.13 -3.4 -0.3
1998 HOU 25 43 0 59.7 0.0 59.7 3 3 3 3 0 0 250 49 27 25 4 73 23 21 6 44 3.77 3.92 5.05 -0.8 -0.1
1999 DET 26 68 7 81.7 37.3 44.3 4 5 0 4 2 0 349 63 44 39 11 106 45 42 3 66 4.30 5.10 5.43 6.9 0.9
2000 DET 27 67 11 109.7 53.0 56.7 4 9 0 5 1 3 497 124 79 64 13 192 49 46 4 81 5.25 4.74 5.11 9.1 0.8
2001 DET 28 56 0 45.3 0.0 45.3 0 3 0 9 0 0 220 51 30 28 7 82 31 24 5 38 5.56 5.81 6.11 -2.3 -0.2
2001 NYN 28 5 0 5.7 0.0 5.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 4 0.00 3.18 4.68 0.1 0.0
2002 TEX 29 12 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 63 11 4 4 0 12 13 13 0 14 2.63 3.86 3.48 3.4 0.3
2003 TEX 30 6 0 9.7 0.0 9.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 17 8 8 0 19 8 7 0 5 7.45 4.54 5.24 0.9 0.1
2004 ATL 31 22 0 20.0 0.0 20.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 95 22 11 10 3 36 10 10 2 16 4.50 5.10 5.33 -0.3 -0.0
2004 NYA 31 19 0 13.0 0.0 13.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 65 18 11 11 1 27 6 6 4 10 7.62 4.92 5.98 0.8 0.1
2005 WAS 32 7 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 5 3 3 0 7 2 2 0 2 8.10 3.59 4.27 0.1 0.0
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1995 CIN MLB 9 7 32.3 6.15 68 .295 .251 .316 .382 .249 .322 100 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.1
1995 DET MLB 11 11 39.3 7.88 50 .330 .279 .348 .436 .270 .326 103 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
1996 DET MLB 11 8 45.7 7.13 65 .338 .272 .340 .434 .264 .377 97 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
1998 HOU MLB 43 0 59.7 5.05 90 .234 .263 .332 .408 .258 .260 99 -0.0 -0.0 -0.8 -0.1
1999 DET MLB 68 7 81.7 5.43 96 .235 .274 .346 .437 .265 .232 99 7.0 0.7 6.9 0.9
2000 DET MLB 67 11 109.7 5.11 97 .282 .275 .348 .447 .266 .317 92 9.1 0.8 9.1 0.8
2001 DET MLB 56 0 45.3 6.11 75 .299 .269 .336 .439 .265 .319 99 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2001 NYN MLB 5 0 5.7 4.68 90 .133 .235 .303 .382 .240 .214 89 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 12 0 13.7 3.48 130 .255 .267 .333 .419 .268 .306 103 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2003 TEX MLB 6 0 9.7 5.24 102 .330 .271 .343 .422 .269 .436 109 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2004 ATL MLB 22 0 20.0 5.33 79 .312 .260 .328 .430 .261 .297 94 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2004 NYA MLB 19 0 13.0 5.98 88 .300 .270 .341 .432 .262 .386 106 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2005 WAS MLB 7 0 3.3 4.27 88 .330 .282 .357 .473 .284 .385 84 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 BIN AA 6 0 4.7 1.40 169 .192 .262 .343 .421 .269 .167 101 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 BUF AAA 15 0 14.3 4.73 95 .330 .258 .328 .396 .260 .451 102 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 GIG Wnt 4 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1995 DET MLB 1 4 0 11 11 39.3 53 20 13 7 50% .326 12.1 4.6 1.6 3.0 1.86 7.09 -2.8 -0.3
1995 CIN MLB 1 3 0 9 7 32.3 41 15 18 4 48% .322 11.4 4.2 1.1 5.0 1.73 6.12 -0.2 -0.1
1996 DET MLB 2 3 0 11 8 45.7 62 38 36 7 42% .377 12.2 7.5 1.4 7.1 2.19 8.08 -3.4 -0.3
1998 HOU MLB 3 3 3 43 0 59.7 49 23 44 4 52% .260 7.4 3.5 0.6 6.6 1.21 3.77 -0.8 -0.1
1999 DET MLB 4 5 0 68 7 81.7 63 45 66 11 50% .232 6.9 5.0 1.2 7.3 1.32 4.30 6.9 0.9
2000 DET MLB 4 9 0 67 11 109.7 124 49 81 13 61% .317 10.2 4.0 1.1 6.6 1.58 5.25 9.1 0.8
2001 DET MLB 0 3 0 56 0 45.3 51 31 38 7 55% .319 10.1 6.2 1.4 7.5 1.81 5.56 -2.3 -0.2
2001 NYN MLB 1 0 0 5 0 5.7 3 3 4 0 73% .214 4.8 4.8 0.0 6.4 1.06 0.00 0.1 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 0 1 0 12 0 13.7 11 13 14 0 56% .306 7.2 8.6 0.0 9.2 1.76 2.63 3.4 0.3
2003 TEX MLB 0 0 0 6 0 9.7 17 8 5 0 51% .436 15.8 7.4 0.0 4.7 2.59 7.45 0.9 0.1
2004 NYA MLB 1 1 0 19 0 13.0 18 6 10 1 47% .386 12.5 4.2 0.7 6.9 1.85 7.62 0.8 0.1
2004 ATL MLB 1 0 0 22 0 20.0 22 10 16 3 52% .297 9.9 4.5 1.4 7.2 1.60 4.50 -0.3 -0.0
2005 WAS MLB 0 0 0 7 0 3.3 5 2 2 0 62% .385 13.5 5.4 0.0 5.4 2.10 8.10 0.1 0.0
2012 BIN AA 0 0 0 6 0 4.7 1 4 8 0 67% .167 1.9 7.7 0.0 15.4 1.07 0.00 1.7 0.2
2012 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2012 BUF AAA 0 2 1 15 0 14.3 24 8 13 1 52% .451 15.1 5.0 0.6 8.2 2.23 7.53 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
2011-07-15 2011-07-15 FA 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Stem Cell Therapy - -
1996-08-11 1996-08-29 15-DL 18 17 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 TEX $550,000
2001 DET, NYN $1,200,000
2000 DET $950,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,700,000
4 yrTotal$2,700,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 72 d

Details
  • signed 1-year contract with Softbank Hawks of Japan 11/06
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 12/05 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.5M (06) (split contract-$72K in min)
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/05 signed as a free agent from MIN 5/05 released 3/05 signed as a free agent from NYY 1/05 (minor-league contract) contract purchased 8/04 signed as a free agent from ATL 7/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 6/04 signed as a free agent from TX 1/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.375M (04)
  • designated for assignment 4/03 contract purchased 3/03
  • 1 year/$0.55M (03)
  • contract purchased 8/02
  • signed 8/02 signed 6/02 (minor-league contract) signed 3/02 (minor-league contract) released 3/02 signed as a free agent from NYM 12/01 acquired in trade from DT 9/01 sent outright to Triple-A 8/01

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