Biographical

Portrait of Doug Creek

Doug Creek PRays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 289.3 7 14 1 292 5.32 -0.8
Birth Date3-1-1969
Height5' 10"
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
1995 SLN 26 6 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 2 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 10 0.00 1.41 2.43 1.5 0.1
1996 SFN 27 63 0 48.3 0.0 48.3 0 2 0 2 0 0 220 45 41 35 11 91 32 30 2 38 6.52 6.59 7.34 -10.1 -1.0
1997 SFN 28 3 3 13.3 13.3 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 1 64 12 12 10 1 21 14 14 0 14 6.75 5.10 4.85 1.9 0.2
1999 CHN 30 3 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 6 7 7 1 10 8 7 0 6 10.50 7.24 9.86 -2.8 -0.3
2000 TBA 31 45 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 1 3 1 3 0 0 265 49 33 31 10 91 39 36 2 73 4.60 4.99 4.18 9.2 0.9
2001 TBA 32 66 0 62.7 0.0 62.7 2 5 0 3 0 0 279 51 34 30 7 83 49 44 4 66 4.31 4.98 5.24 0.5 0.0
2002 SEA 33 23 0 18.3 0.0 18.3 1 1 0 2 0 0 90 18 10 10 2 30 14 13 4 19 4.91 5.35 6.32 -2.9 -0.3
2002 TBA 33 29 0 37.3 0.0 37.3 2 1 0 2 0 0 172 39 27 26 8 72 21 20 3 37 6.27 5.79 6.61 -2.5 -0.2
2003 TOR 34 21 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 0 0 3 0 0 69 14 6 5 2 23 12 9 2 11 3.29 6.46 6.05 0.2 0.0
2005 DET 36 20 0 22.3 0.0 22.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 27 18 17 7 55 7 7 0 18 6.85 6.45 6.81 -1.8 -0.2
Career2793289.313.3276.071411501131626318817149480199183172925.325.535.79-6.8-0.8

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
1991 SAV A 5 5 28.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 HAM A- 9 5 38.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SPR A 6 6 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 STP A+ 13 13 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 ARK AA 25 25 147.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 LOU AAA 2 2 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ARK AA 17 17 92.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 LOU AAA 7 7 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SLN MLB 6 0 6.7 2.43 147 .144 .241 .300 .355 .227 .182 99 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
1995 ARK AA 26 0 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LOU AAA 26 0 30.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SFN MLB 63 0 48.3 7.34 45 .280 .265 .328 .409 .255 .248 100 -10.3 -1.0 -10.1 -1.0
1997 SFN MLB 3 3 13.3 4.85 92 .311 .254 .328 .397 .252 .314 97 1.0 0.1 1.9 0.2
1997 PHX AAA 25 23 129.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HNS npb 7 6 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHN MLB 3 0 6.0 9.86 -5 .311 .278 .354 .433 .267 .294 96 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
1999 IOW AAA 25 20 130.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB 45 0 60.7 4.18 117 .258 .276 .351 .449 .269 .277 94 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2000 DUR AAA 10 1 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TBA MLB 66 0 62.7 5.24 90 .270 .261 .328 .424 .261 .288 97 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 23 0 18.3 6.32 60 .310 .267 .330 .431 .266 .314 93 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2002 TBA MLB 29 0 37.3 6.61 63 .296 .270 .339 .442 .271 .301 100 -2.3 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2003 TOR MLB 21 0 13.7 6.05 86 .300 .267 .343 .423 .268 .286 107 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2004 MEM AAA 33 0 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 20 0 22.3 6.81 58 .313 .268 .326 .421 .258 .290 102 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2005 TOL AAA 28 1 27.3 3.93 115 .267 .264 .332 .436 .252 .333 90 5.9 0.5 5.9 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
1991 HAM A- 3 2 1 9 5 38.7 39 18 45 2 0% .000 9.1 4.2 0.5 10.5 1.47 5.12 0.0 0.0
1991 SAV A 2 1 0 5 5 28.3 24 17 32 2 0% .000 7.6 5.4 0.6 10.2 1.45 4.45 0.0 0.0
1992 STP A+ 5 4 0 13 13 73.3 57 37 63 5 0% .000 7.0 4.5 0.6 7.7 1.28 2.82 0.0 0.0
1992 SPR A 4 1 0 6 6 38.3 32 13 43 4 0% .000 7.5 3.1 0.9 10.1 1.17 2.58 0.0 0.0
1993 ARK AA 11 10 0 25 25 147.7 142 48 128 15 0% .000 8.7 2.9 0.9 7.8 1.29 4.02 0.0 0.0
1993 LOU AAA 0 0 0 2 2 14.0 10 9 9 0 0% .000 6.4 5.8 0.0 5.8 1.36 3.21 0.0 0.0
1994 ARK AA 3 10 0 17 17 92.0 96 36 65 8 0% .000 9.4 3.5 0.8 6.4 1.43 4.40 0.0 0.0
1994 LOU AAA 1 4 0 7 7 26.3 37 23 16 2 0% .000 12.7 7.9 0.7 5.5 2.28 8.56 0.0 0.0
1995 SLN MLB 0 0 0 6 0 6.7 2 3 10 0 36% .182 2.7 4.0 0.0 13.5 0.75 0.00 1.5 0.1
1995 ARK AA 4 2 1 26 0 34.3 24 16 50 4 0% .000 6.3 4.2 1.0 13.1 1.17 2.89 0.0 0.0
1995 LOU AAA 3 2 0 26 0 30.7 20 21 29 1 0% .000 5.9 6.2 0.3 8.5 1.34 3.22 0.0 0.0
1996 SFN MLB 0 2 0 63 0 48.3 45 32 38 11 35% .248 8.4 6.0 2.0 7.1 1.59 6.52 -10.1 -1.0
1997 SFN MLB 1 2 0 3 3 13.3 12 14 14 1 38% .314 8.1 9.4 0.7 9.4 1.95 6.75 1.9 0.2
1997 PHX AAA 8 6 0 25 23 129.7 140 66 137 15 0% .346 9.7 4.6 1.0 9.5 1.59 4.93 0.0 0.0
1998 HNS npb 0 4 0 7 6 28.7 23 25 24 4 0% .000 7.2 7.8 1.3 7.5 1.67 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CHN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 6.0 6 8 6 1 6% .294 9.0 12.0 1.5 9.0 2.33 10.50 -2.8 -0.3
1999 IOW AAA 7 3 1 25 20 130.7 116 62 140 20 0% .000 8.0 4.3 1.4 9.6 1.36 3.79 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB 1 3 1 45 0 60.7 49 39 73 10 29% .277 7.3 5.8 1.5 10.8 1.45 4.60 9.2 0.9
2000 DUR AAA 0 0 0 10 1 18.3 10 14 22 1 0% .000 4.9 6.9 0.5 10.8 1.31 1.97 0.0 0.0
2001 TBA MLB 2 5 0 66 0 62.7 51 49 66 7 35% .288 7.3 7.0 1.0 9.5 1.60 4.31 0.5 0.0
2002 TBA MLB 2 1 0 29 0 37.3 39 21 37 8 49% .301 9.4 5.1 1.9 8.9 1.61 6.27 -2.5 -0.2
2002 SEA MLB 1 1 0 23 0 18.3 18 14 19 2 40% .314 8.8 6.9 1.0 9.3 1.75 4.91 -2.9 -0.3
2003 TOR MLB 0 0 0 21 0 13.7 14 12 11 2 41% .286 9.2 7.9 1.3 7.2 1.90 3.29 0.2 0.0
2004 MEM AAA 2 1 0 33 0 28.7 28 11 39 1 0% .391 8.8 3.4 0.3 12.2 1.36 4.70 0.0 0.0
2005 TOL AAA 2 2 0 28 1 27.3 28 14 32 2 38% .333 9.2 4.6 0.7 10.5 1.54 4.62 5.9 0.5
2005 DET MLB 0 0 0 20 0 22.3 27 7 18 7 33% .290 10.9 2.8 2.8 7.3 1.52 6.85 -1.8 -0.2

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
2003-05-17 2003-09-29 60-DL 135 121 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-06-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 TOR $700,000
2002 TBA, SEA $685,000
2001 TBA $260,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,645,000
3 yrTotal$1,645,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 161 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/05 contract purchased 9/05 sent outright to Triple-A 7/05 designated for assignment 7/05 contract purchased 5/05 sent to minor-league camp 3/05 signed as a free agent from STL 1/05 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from TOR 2/04 (minor-league contract)
  • released 10/03 signed as a free agent from SEA 10/02, 1 year/$0.7M (03)+$0.8M 04 club option
  • acquired in trade from TB 7/02
  • 1 year/$0.685M (02)
  • avoided arbitration 1/02 ($795K - $575K)

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

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 This is what having Norm Charlton out did to the Mariners. Gillick felt he had to get a left-handed reliever, so he picked up Creek from the Devil Rays for case after they had designated him for assignment. Piniella seemed to regard Creek as a one-inning mop-up man, possibly to make Gillick look bad, leaving him in regardless of who hed face, including right-handers who tenderized him to the tune of a .277/.409/.492 line (lefties hit only .239/.333/.432). Now signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent, Creek will almost certainly be used as a LOOGY and turned into shiny prospects in a trade later this season.
2002 Like the 14-year-old who smokes to prove hes cool enough to hang out with the big kids, the Devil Rays carried Creek all year to show that they were major league enough to have a situational lefty. Perhaps this year theyll figure out that Creek is worth ten times more to a contender (not to mention 100 times more to Tony La Russa). He's 33 years old, and he gets left-handed hitters out; cash him in for a prospect already.
2001 Why do we even bother talking about pitchers in this book? Going into May 2000, Doug Creek was a 31-year-old journeyman with a 6.30 ERA in 74 scattered major-league innings. He started out well at Durham so the D-Rays called him up, and he spent the rest of the season mowing down left-handed batters. They hit .170/.303/.250 against his junk. Has anybody seen Ricky Horton lately?
1998 Traded to the White Sox, which elicted a collective yawn from Giants fans. Hes got fewer than 100 major league innings and hes turning 29. Its not likely that hes a hidden gem, although he did lead the PCL in strikeouts. Exiled to Japan.
1997 All over the road, at least in terms of results. Ive never thought much of him, but he has had some limited success in short stints at AAA. Thats not really all that rare of a skill. The BP after his name is something of a double entendre as far as Im concerned.
1996  Part of the deal that sent Royce Clayton to the new LaRussaLand. As a famous talk show host might say, Doug has some "control issues"; that is to say he has none. I liked that deal from the Giants standpoint, less so with the Dunston signing.

BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: 11 Comeback Player of the Year Candidates for 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 8-19Christina Kahrl2005-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-7Christina Kahrl2005-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26-27Christina Kahrl2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 13-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Kid StuffDerek Zumsteg2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-28
Not-in-Book Players: 37 Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2003-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: AL East PreviewJoe Sheehan2003-03-27
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
The Daily Prospectus: Things To Do in the Off-Season When You're BoredDerek Zumsteg2002-11-14
Playoff Prospectus: Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota TwinsDerek Zumsteg2002-10-01
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
Transaction Analysis: April 14-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-17
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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