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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
15 784.7 48 45 33 829 3.41 12.9
Birth Date11-17-1966
Height6' 8"
Weight225 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1992 SEA 25 66 0 81.0 0.0 81.0 1 7 6 8 0 0 352 71 34 31 7 108 44 32 6 46 3.44 4.63 4.85 2.3 0.2
1993 SEA 26 71 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 5 3 1 13 0 0 269 57 30 29 5 80 34 24 8 61 4.35 4.15 4.82 3.9 0.4
1994 SEA 27 28 0 42.3 0.0 42.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 185 35 18 13 3 53 20 16 8 44 2.76 4.02 4.45 7.9 0.8
1995 SEA 28 62 0 78.7 0.0 78.7 7 3 2 3 0 0 318 58 21 19 4 82 27 22 6 96 2.17 2.62 1.77 30.7 3.0
1996 NYA 29 73 0 74.3 0.0 74.3 4 4 2 4 0 0 328 75 38 36 6 111 36 35 2 91 4.36 3.38 4.14 15.8 1.5
1997 NYA 30 77 0 78.7 0.0 78.7 3 7 2 7 0 0 327 53 32 25 7 90 37 25 4 81 2.86 3.81 4.17 8.5 0.8
1998 NYA 31 45 0 40.3 0.0 40.3 5 3 3 7 0 0 192 44 18 17 1 62 22 18 8 35 3.79 4.04 3.72 7.4 0.8
1999 NYA 32 39 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 2 1 1 3 0 0 139 27 14 14 2 40 22 20 3 35 4.15 4.23 3.94 5.5 0.5
2000 NYA 33 73 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 8 4 0 6 0 0 296 44 24 19 2 61 45 44 2 71 2.45 3.58 3.88 11.3 1.1
2001 SEA 34 69 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 4 3 4 2 0 0 273 30 21 20 3 44 44 43 6 88 2.76 3.30 3.30 13.5 1.3
2002 SEA 35 41 0 45.7 0.0 45.7 3 2 2 2 0 0 199 36 20 20 4 55 27 24 3 55 3.94 3.76 3.77 7.9 0.8
2003 NYA 36 24 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 1 0 1 4 0 0 81 17 9 9 1 27 10 8 2 21 4.58 3.49 3.74 3.4 0.3
2003 SEA 36 46 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 3 2 7 5 0 0 159 34 16 14 3 45 14 13 2 47 3.35 2.91 3.47 8.5 0.8
2004 TEX 37 29 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 1 2 1 1 0 0 103 17 16 14 3 27 19 19 0 22 5.32 5.35 5.67 1.6 0.2
2005 SEA 38 49 0 36.7 0.0 36.7 1 3 1 3 0 0 166 32 17 16 3 46 22 22 4 34 3.93 4.39 4.40 3.9 0.4
2006 CHA 39 6 0 2.7 0.0 2.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 15 3 1 1 1 7 5 4 0 2 3.38 12.19 9.76 -0.8 -0.1
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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
1984 GRF Rk 1 0 0.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 BAK A+ 24 11 71.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 GRF Rk 3 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 SLN A+ 17 16 80.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SBR A+ 27 27 149.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 WPT AA 15 15 92.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 PEN A+ 18 7 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 WPT AA 10 10 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 JAX AA 21 0 28.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CLG AAA 28 0 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SEA MLB 66 0 81.0 4.85 90 .262 .255 .322 .378 .261 .257 102 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
1992 CLG AAA 2 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SEA MLB 71 0 60.0 4.82 99 .267 .262 .332 .410 .262 .323 100 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
1993 CLG AAA 5 0 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SEA MLB 28 0 42.3 4.45 116 .251 .272 .345 .446 .270 .291 101 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
1994 CLG AAA 18 0 25.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 62 0 78.7 1.77 166 .212 .266 .339 .424 .264 .292 102 30.7 3.0 30.7 3.0
1996 NYA MLB 73 0 74.3 4.14 125 .249 .274 .348 .450 .270 .358 101 15.8 1.5 15.8 1.5
1997 NYA MLB 77 0 78.7 4.17 113 .219 .270 .338 .434 .265 .232 96 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
1998 NYA MLB 45 0 40.3 3.72 123 .278 .268 .339 .426 .266 .341 96 7.5 0.7 7.4 0.8
1998 TAM A+ 2 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 39 0 30.3 3.94 124 .255 .274 .342 .442 .264 .325 98 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
1999 TAM A+ 3 3 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 73 0 69.7 3.88 121 .215 .279 .346 .449 .264 .239 92 11.4 1.1 11.3 1.1
2001 SEA MLB 69 0 65.3 3.30 129 .197 .259 .324 .414 .255 .205 95 13.5 1.3 13.5 1.3
2002 SEA MLB 41 0 45.7 3.77 117 .256 .260 .328 .420 .263 .291 94 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2002 EVE A- 1 1 1.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 24 0 17.7 3.74 123 .268 .275 .331 .440 .266 .340 99 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2003 SEA MLB 46 0 37.7 3.47 126 .248 .254 .317 .402 .252 .333 96 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2004 TEX MLB 29 0 23.7 5.67 98 .234 .268 .335 .439 .258 .237 110 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2004 FRI AA 3 3 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OKL AAA 2 2 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 49 0 36.7 4.40 102 .265 .268 .324 .426 .261 .282 95 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2006 CHA MLB 6 0 2.7 9.76 22 .370 .283 .355 .486 .274 .286 111 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2006 CHR AAA 4 0 5.2 3.79 106 .205 .248 .320 .381 .253 .364 98 0.6 0.1 0.6 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
1984 GRF Rk 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 3 3 1 1 0% .000 38.6 38.6 12.9 12.9 8.57 51.43 0.0 0.0
1986 GRF Rk 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 5 3 1 0 0% .000 22.5 13.5 0.0 4.5 4.00 13.50 0.0 0.0
1986 BAK A+ 0 7 0 24 11 71.3 79 84 37 9 0% .000 10.0 10.6 1.1 4.7 2.29 6.69 0.0 0.0
1987 SLN A+ 3 7 0 17 16 80.0 80 71 43 2 0% .000 9.0 8.0 0.2 4.8 1.89 5.74 0.0 0.0
1988 SBR A+ 8 9 0 27 27 149.3 163 91 94 9 0% .000 9.8 5.5 0.5 5.7 1.70 5.55 0.0 0.0
1989 WPT AA 7 5 0 15 15 92.3 72 53 61 2 0% .000 7.0 5.2 0.2 5.9 1.35 3.32 0.0 0.0
1990 WPT AA 1 4 0 10 10 43.3 65 18 14 2 0% .000 13.5 3.7 0.4 2.9 1.92 6.44 0.0 0.0
1990 PEN A+ 2 2 6 18 7 60.0 47 25 49 5 0% .000 7.0 3.8 0.8 7.3 1.20 3.15 0.0 0.0
1991 CLG AAA 3 4 7 28 0 32.3 39 15 26 1 0% .000 10.9 4.2 0.3 7.2 1.67 3.90 0.0 0.0
1991 JAX AA 4 0 12 21 0 28.3 23 9 34 0 0% .000 7.3 2.9 0.0 10.8 1.13 1.27 0.0 0.0
1992 SEA MLB 1 7 6 66 0 81.0 71 44 46 7 47% .257 7.9 4.9 0.8 5.1 1.42 3.44 2.3 0.2
1992 CLG AAA 1 0 0 2 0 3.7 0 1 0 0 0% .000 0.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.27 0.00 0.0 0.0
1993 SEA MLB 5 3 1 71 0 60.0 57 34 61 5 57% .323 8.6 5.1 0.8 9.2 1.52 4.35 3.9 0.4
1993 CLG AAA 1 0 1 5 0 7.7 6 2 6 0 0% .000 7.0 2.3 0.0 7.0 1.04 1.17 0.0 0.0
1994 SEA MLB 0 0 0 28 0 42.3 35 20 44 3 48% .291 7.4 4.3 0.6 9.4 1.30 2.76 7.9 0.8
1994 CLG AAA 1 4 8 18 0 25.3 21 7 30 1 0% .000 7.5 2.5 0.4 10.7 1.11 2.85 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 7 3 2 62 0 78.7 58 27 96 4 51% .292 6.6 3.1 0.5 11.0 1.08 2.17 30.7 3.0
1996 NYA MLB 4 4 2 73 0 74.3 75 36 91 6 49% .358 9.1 4.4 0.7 11.0 1.49 4.36 15.8 1.5
1997 NYA MLB 3 7 2 77 0 78.7 53 37 81 7 52% .232 6.1 4.2 0.8 9.3 1.14 2.86 8.5 0.8
1998 NYA MLB 5 3 3 45 0 40.3 44 22 35 1 44% .341 9.8 4.9 0.2 7.8 1.64 3.79 7.4 0.8
1998 TAM A+ 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 1 1 4 0 0% .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 2 1 1 39 0 30.3 27 22 35 2 54% .325 8.0 6.5 0.6 10.4 1.62 4.15 5.5 0.5
1999 TAM A+ 0 0 0 3 3 3.0 1 2 5 0 0% .000 3.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 8 4 0 73 0 69.7 44 45 71 2 47% .239 5.7 5.8 0.3 9.2 1.28 2.45 11.3 1.1
2001 SEA MLB 4 3 4 69 0 65.3 30 44 88 3 48% .205 4.1 6.1 0.4 12.1 1.13 2.76 13.5 1.3
2002 SEA MLB 3 2 2 41 0 45.7 36 27 55 4 28% .291 7.1 5.3 0.8 10.8 1.38 3.94 7.9 0.8
2002 EVE A- 0 1 0 1 1 1.3 1 0 4 0 0% 1.000 6.9 0.0 0.0 27.7 0.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 1 0 1 24 0 17.7 17 10 21 1 38% .340 8.7 5.1 0.5 10.7 1.53 4.58 3.4 0.3
2003 SEA MLB 3 2 7 46 0 37.7 34 14 47 3 41% .333 8.1 3.3 0.7 11.2 1.27 3.35 8.5 0.8
2004 OKL AAA 0 1 0 2 2 1.7 3 0 3 0 0% .600 15.9 0.0 0.0 15.9 1.76 15.88 0.0 0.0
2004 FRI AA 0 0 0 3 3 3.7 2 1 3 0 0% .200 4.9 2.4 0.0 7.3 0.81 2.43 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 1 2 1 29 0 23.7 17 19 22 3 48% .237 6.5 7.2 1.1 8.4 1.52 5.32 1.6 0.2
2005 SEA MLB 1 3 1 49 0 36.7 32 22 34 3 38% .282 7.9 5.4 0.7 8.3 1.47 3.93 3.9 0.4
2006 CHA MLB 0 1 0 6 0 2.7 3 5 2 1 0% .286 10.1 16.9 3.4 6.8 3.00 3.38 -0.8 -0.1
2006 CHR AAA 1 0 0 4 0 5.2 4 4 7 0 36% .364 6.9 6.9 0.0 12.1 1.54 0.00 0.6 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
2006-06-03 2006-10-02 60-DL 121 108 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2006-06-15
2004-08-01 2004-09-01 15-DL 31 28 Right Elbow Inflammation Medial Flexor Mass Tendinitis -
2004-05-13 2004-07-26 60-DL 74 63 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-05-14
2002-05-06 2002-06-29 15-DL 54 48 Right Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips -
1999-06-03 1999-08-11 15-DL 69 61 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Scar Tissue 1999-06-08 -
1999-05-03 1999-05-23 15-DL 20 18 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-07-06 1998-07-06 On-Alr 0 0 Right Dislocation and Fracture Pinky Toe - -
1998-06-25 1998-09-04 60-DL 71 66 - Low Back Pinched Nerve and Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SEA $400,000
2004 TEX $1,500,000
2003 SEA, NYA $2,650,000
2002 SEA $3,333,333
2001 SEA $3,333,333
2000 NYA $1,916,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$13,133,333
6 yrTotal$13,133,333

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 135 dRon Shapiro1 yr/$0.8M (06)

Details
  • contract purchased 5/06 signed as a free agent from STL 5/06 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/06 signed as a free agent from SEA 1/06, 1 year/$0.8M (06) (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 4/05 signed as a free agent from TX 1/05, 1 year/$0.4M (05) (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from NYY 1/04, 1 year/$1.5M (04)+$0.3M bonuses
  • acquired in trade from SEA 8/03
  • 3 year/$10.65M (01-03), $4M signing bonus pd over 3 years
  • 01:$2M, 02:$2M, 03:$2.65M

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
2007 Jeff Nelson accounted plans to retire following surgery for a nerve problem in his pitching shoulder; he leaves the game with 15 major league seasons, four World Series rings, and about 6,000 frisbees thrown.
2006 He of the Frisbee slider is near the end, his fastball no longer an effective complement to his bread-and-butter glissante. Lefties hit him hard, and there`s not much market for ROOGYs, with or without playoff mystique on the r?sum?. The Cardinals signed him in January, hoping to find a little mileage left before the odometer goes tilt.
2003 Nelson had some issues with bone chips in his elbow. He had surgery to remove them and then tried to sell them online for charity, but The Man shut him down. Apparently youíre not allowed to sell body parts or medical waste. Sheesh. As scary as Nelsonís come-and-go control can be normally, his on-the-job rehab this year was truly frightening. He had some terrifying outings that first month. Besides that, itís another typical Nelson year: crazy movement on his pitches, frequently dominant when healthy, and able to leave even the best hitters shaking their heads as they walk back to the dugout.
2002 Nelson is a lights-out sidearmer with unreasonable movement on his pitches. Every so often, though, heíll come to the mound with no control; thatís when he gets rocked. You can predict the outcome of his appearance based on the first three or four pitches: if heís pitching right to where the catcher is setting up, itís over. If his pitches are riding in or out of the zone as the count swings ever further in favor of the batter, hang on to your hat.
2001 Healthy for the first time in three years, Jeff Nelson was one of the best relievers in the AL. His frisbee slider just embarrasses right-handed hitters and may have more movement than any non-knuckleball pitch in baseball. He signed a three-year deal with the Mariners; his role will be the same, and his unadjusted numbers could look even better thanks to Safeco.
2000 One of the deleterious effects of the expanded playoffs has been that the best teams in the league can treat the regular season as a six-month warm-up. The Indians are the obvious example, the Yankees a less obvious one. The past two years, they have spent most of the season letting Nelson nurse various back and elbow injuries, all with an eye towards having him available in October. He didnít throw more than 10 innings in any month but was his usual nasty self in the postseason.
1999 Like the rest of the Yankee bullpen, when healthy he's among the best at his job. Nelson is the primary setup man for Mariano Rivera, and uses a plus fastball and wicked slider out of a sidearm delievery. The control issues that he's had in the past bothered him last year, but not as much as the bad back and broken toe that cost him two months. The slight decline isn't worrisome; he was his old self in September and the postseason.
1998 Was absolutely unhittable in one July stretch, retiring 26 batters in a row at one point. Because of his consistency, Nelson is about the best setup man in baseball. His sidearm motion means he still struggles some against left-handed hitters, something heís limited through effective use of a nasty slider.
1997 Nelsonís the best player the Yankees got in the Hitchcock trade. He has nasty stuff, plus a three-quarters/sidearm delivery that kills righties. Except for 1995 though, lefties have had their way with him. Whether he can consistently get lefties out, by altering his delivery, adding a pitch, whatever, will determine if heís going to be a setup man or a specialist. Iím betting on specialist.
1996  I'm exceptionally impressed with this guy, and he may help the Yankees more than Martinez. Gets slightly better each year, and seems to really be in control on the mound. Bullpen depth is a really nice luxury to have, and if Nelson's healthy, he's a guy I'd really like to build a bullpen around. The Yankees did well to get him as part of the deal.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it something other than Jeff Nelson withdrawal that makes Yankee fans/front office think that the 8th inning is way more valuable than innings 1-6?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
A bullpen usage question. Calling Joe Sheehan. Come in, Joe Sheehan... (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourVictorino on the road this year, .272/.316/.405.

Torre is just awful when he has to think about how to use his bullpen. Every single time. If the path isn't as clear as Mike Stanton to Jeff Nelson to Mariano Rivera he gets lost. (Steven Goldman)