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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 0 0.00 0
Birth Date12-28-1975
Height6' 6"
Weight230 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
1999 BAL 23 13 0 18.3 0.0 18.3 1 0 0 2 0 0 73 9 6 6 0 11 12 11 0 28 2.95 2.11 2.75 5.8 0.5
1999 CIN 23 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 1 4.50 3.57 4.49 0.1 0.0
2000 BAL 24 42 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 2 3 0 3 0 0 193 36 29 28 7 65 31 30 0 41 5.91 5.61 7.17 -6.2 -0.6
2001 BAL 25 61 0 53.0 0.0 53.0 2 4 2 3 0 0 237 47 31 25 6 69 30 26 2 54 4.25 4.34 4.63 1.5 0.1
2002 BAL 26 67 0 57.7 0.0 57.7 2 1 1 1 0 0 252 51 31 30 7 83 33 29 4 56 4.68 4.62 5.00 3.3 0.4
2003 BAL 27 76 0 50.3 0.0 50.3 4 1 0 3 0 0 219 42 19 19 1 53 27 27 3 63 3.40 2.64 2.91 11.4 1.1
2004 BAL 28 76 0 87.0 0.0 87.0 4 6 3 4 0 0 361 64 24 22 4 87 35 26 1 122 2.28 2.19 1.71 39.3 3.8
2005 BAL 29 69 0 70.3 0.0 70.3 1 4 36 5 0 0 290 54 20 19 4 75 26 24 2 100 2.43 2.14 2.34 26.0 2.6
2006 TOR 30 65 0 72.3 0.0 72.3 2 2 38 4 0 0 270 42 12 11 3 53 20 19 0 86 1.37 2.18 2.27 27.1 2.6
2007 TOR 31 5 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 2 3 2 0 0 25 7 7 6 1 11 4 4 0 3 12.46 7.70 8.48 -1.5 -0.1
2008 TOR 32 60 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 2 4 32 4 0 0 249 46 21 19 4 71 28 25 4 58 2.95 3.71 4.37 6.1 0.6
2009 TOR 33 25 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 1 1 2 3 0 0 95 22 15 15 5 42 17 15 1 13 6.53 7.64 8.00 -4.0 -0.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 CWV A 3 0 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHT AA 16 0 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.481 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BIL Rk 14 0 18.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 13 0 18.3 2.75 146 .175 .262 .340 .424 .259 .273 96 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.5
1999 CIN MLB 1 0 2.0 4.49 96 .360 .267 .324 .400 .258 .571 86 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1999 CHT AA 35 0 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 IND AAA 11 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.562 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ROC AAA 11 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BAL MLB 42 0 42.7 7.17 55 .266 .273 .346 .439 .262 .254 92 -6.2 -0.6 -6.2 -0.6
2000 ROC AAA 14 4 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.463 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 61 0 53.0 4.63 98 .255 .270 .337 .436 .267 .283 93 2.7 0.3 1.5 0.1
2002 BAL MLB 67 0 57.7 5.00 95 .258 .263 .336 .431 .268 .289 99 3.7 0.4 3.3 0.4
2003 BAL MLB 76 0 50.3 2.91 140 .236 .269 .339 .444 .270 .328 98 11.4 1.1 11.4 1.1
2004 BAL MLB 76 0 87.0 1.71 168 .207 .270 .339 .437 .261 .302 106 39.3 3.8 39.3 3.8
2005 BAL MLB 69 0 70.3 2.34 151 .209 .267 .331 .422 .263 .316 101 26.0 2.6 26.0 2.6
2006 TOR MLB 65 0 72.3 2.27 157 .162 .275 .340 .439 .261 .242 107 27.1 2.6 27.1 2.6
2007 TOR MLB 5 0 4.3 8.48 25 .366 .253 .332 .421 .263 .353 99 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2008 TOR MLB 60 0 58.0 4.37 106 .236 .266 .335 .422 .263 .273 98 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2008 DUN A+ 4 1 4.0 3.25 129 .156 .264 .347 .384 .267 .286 104 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 25 0 20.7 8.00 42 .315 .265 .339 .442 .269 .288 105 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2009 DUN A+ 3 0 3.0 5.42 79 .181 .209 .293 .268 .225 .125 110 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 IOW AAA 5 0 5.7 4.93 77 .115 .257 .327 .393 .270 .000 83 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -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
1998 CHT AA 1 0 4 16 0 16.3 13 6 21 0 0% -.481 7.2 3.3 0.0 11.6 1.17 2.21 0.0 0.0
1998 CWV A 0 0 2 3 0 4.3 1 1 5 0 0% -.167 2.1 2.1 0.0 10.5 0.47 2.09 0.0 0.0
1998 BIL Rk 2 1 4 14 0 18.7 15 5 25 0 0% -.500 7.2 2.4 0.0 12.0 1.07 1.93 0.0 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 1 0 0 13 0 18.3 9 12 28 0 58% .273 4.4 5.9 0.0 13.7 1.15 2.95 5.8 0.5
1999 CIN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 29% .571 18.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 2.50 4.50 0.1 0.0
1999 CHT AA 2 1 6 35 0 41.7 33 17 46 1 0% -.500 7.1 3.7 0.2 9.9 1.20 2.59 0.0 0.0
1999 IND AAA 1 0 0 11 0 9.0 9 3 12 0 0% -.562 9.0 3.0 0.0 12.0 1.33 4.00 0.0 0.0
1999 ROC AAA 0 0 1 11 0 14.3 8 4 20 2 0% -.222 5.0 2.5 1.3 12.6 0.84 2.52 0.0 0.0
2000 BAL MLB 2 3 0 42 0 42.7 36 31 41 7 46% .254 7.6 6.5 1.5 8.6 1.57 5.91 -6.2 -0.6
2000 ROC AAA 0 1 0 14 4 24.7 23 9 28 4 0% -.463 8.4 3.3 1.5 10.2 1.30 4.74 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 2 4 2 61 0 53.0 47 30 54 6 48% .283 8.0 5.1 1.0 9.2 1.45 4.25 1.5 0.1
2002 BAL MLB 2 1 1 67 0 57.7 51 33 56 7 51% .289 8.0 5.2 1.1 8.7 1.46 4.68 3.3 0.4
2003 BAL MLB 4 1 0 76 0 50.3 42 27 63 1 52% .328 7.5 4.8 0.2 11.3 1.37 3.40 11.4 1.1
2004 BAL MLB 4 6 3 76 0 87.0 64 35 122 4 43% .302 6.6 3.6 0.4 12.6 1.14 2.28 39.3 3.8
2005 BAL MLB 1 4 36 69 0 70.3 54 26 100 4 46% .316 6.9 3.3 0.5 12.8 1.14 2.43 26.0 2.6
2006 TOR MLB 2 2 38 65 0 72.3 42 20 86 3 39% .242 5.2 2.5 0.4 10.7 0.86 1.37 27.1 2.6
2007 TOR MLB 0 2 3 5 0 4.3 7 4 3 1 33% .353 14.5 8.3 2.1 6.2 2.54 12.46 -1.5 -0.1
2008 TOR MLB 2 4 32 60 0 58.0 46 28 58 4 41% .273 7.1 4.3 0.6 9.0 1.28 2.95 6.1 0.6
2008 DUN A+ 0 1 0 4 1 4.0 2 1 5 0 71% .286 4.5 2.2 0.0 11.2 0.75 2.25 1.4 0.1
2009 IOW AAA 0 0 0 5 0 5.7 0 5 4 0 45% .000 0.0 7.9 0.0 6.3 0.88 0.00 -0.2 -0.0
2009 DUN A+ 0 1 0 3 0 3.0 1 1 2 0 38% .125 3.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 0.67 3.00 -0.1 -0.0
2009 TOR MLB 1 1 2 25 0 20.7 22 17 13 5 34% .288 9.6 7.4 2.2 5.7 1.89 6.53 -4.0 -0.4

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
2008 990 0.4838 0.4307 0.7770 0.6367 0.2368 0.8164 0.6777 0.2230
2009 388 0.4948 0.4253 0.8424 0.5990 0.2551 0.9043 0.7000 0.1515
Career13780.48690.42920.79540.62610.2420.84110.6840.2029

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-23 2009-05-14 15-DL 21 20 Left Upper Back Stiffness Trapezius -
2008-03-21 2008-04-13 15-DL 23 11 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-05-01
2007-04-14 2007-09-30 60-DL 169 151 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-05-01
2007-03-20 2007-03-31 Camp 11 0 Low Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2010 TOR $12,000,000
2009 TOR $12,000,000
2008 TOR $12,000,000
2007 TOR $7,000,000
2006 TOR $4,000,000
2005 BAL $2,600,000
2004 BAL $1,275,000
2003 BAL $762,500
2002 BAL $300,000
2001 BAL $210,000
2000 BAL $204,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$52,351,500
11 yrTotal$52,351,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 3 dJohn Courtright5 years/$47M (2006-10)

Details
  • 5 years/$47M (2006-10). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/05. $10M signing bonus ($6M paid in 2006, $4M in 2007). 06:$2M, 07:$5M, 08:$10M, 09:$10M, 10:$10M. Largest-ever contract for reliever. Released by Toronto 7/8/09. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 7/16/09 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 8/5/09.
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2005). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/05 (avoided arbitration). $0.2M in performance bonuses ($50,000 each for 45, 50, 55, 60 games).
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2004). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/04 (avoided arbitration, $1.55M-$1M).
  • 1 year/$0.7625M (2003). Re-signed by Baltimore (avoided arbitration, $0.825M-$0.7M).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Jays contenders if they would have started the season with Gaston and giving Lind more playing time or is this just a nice looking winning streak that has happened late in the season?
(Ted from at the pool)
Lind's presence over the dessicated remains of Shannon Stewart or Kevin Mench/Brad Wilkerson certainly would have improved matters, but there's a lot of other factors that would have had to go right - better health (and fortune) from Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum, B.J. Ryan, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen... wow, that's a lot right there. A.J. Burnett avoiding his mid-season cold streak, too. Given some better luck in breaks like those, they coulda been contenders, but as it is, it's just a nice-looking winning streak. Their potential as spoilers (7 games vs. Boston as Joe from Tewksbury mentioned above) probably shouldn't be underestimated. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of managers, what are your thoughts on John Gibbons? Losing back to back 1 run games without using your closer seems like a mistake. I know change for the sake of change isn't a winning strategy but don't the Jays need to shake things up somehow?
(Taylor from Toronto)
What's interesting is that two years ago, Gibbons was pretty aggressive about using B.J. Ryan in the eighth inning. I wonder if the lesson he learned was, "I break guys that way." In any case, Gibbons is not part of the solution, but there's only so much to be done with that roster. Too righthanded, too slow. All the pitching and defense in the world--they have about 22% of it, actually--won't help. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, B.J. Ryan threw 1,391 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Slider (82mph).