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Birth Date10-6-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age44 years, 10 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
1.42011
1.02012
0.22013
2014
0.72015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1993 TEX MLB 2 0 3.3 2 1 4 1 .249 98 5.4 2.7 2.7 10.8 44% .125 .246 0.90 5.40 2.70 93 5.69 -0.0
1994 TEX MLB 43 0 50.0 40 35 50 4 .265 100 7.2 6.3 0.7 9.0 63% .275 .249 1.50 4.70 3.42 94 4.16 0.8
1995 TEX MLB 17 7 49.0 47 32 39 3 .262 101 8.6 5.9 0.6 7.2 45% .299 .261 1.61 4.36 4.22 102 4.59 0.6
1996 TEX MLB 30 30 173.7 190 76 112 20 .264 105 9.8 3.9 1.0 5.8 44% .304 .267 1.53 4.94 4.66 103 5.06 1.9
1997 TEX MLB 32 32 201.3 213 82 104 29 .266 109 9.5 3.7 1.3 4.6 41% .278 .261 1.47 5.37 4.20 117 4.93 2.0
1998 SLN 0 10 10 57.0 64 23 29 7 .250 98 10.1 3.6 1.1 4.6 61% .289 .282 1.53 4.86 4.26 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TEX 0 19 19 103.3 140 43 58 11 .263 106 12.2 3.7 1.0 5.1 45% .348 .299 1.77 5.02 6.53 0 0.00 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 30 30 196.3 197 74 119 16 .258 101 9.0 3.4 0.7 5.5 48% .291 .244 1.38 4.22 4.26 100 4.72 3.2
2000 TEX MLB 21 21 108.0 151 42 49 16 .265 102 12.6 3.5 1.3 4.1 50% .346 .297 1.79 5.52 7.42 109 6.67 -0.4
2001 TEX MLB 28 28 154.0 189 65 104 23 .267 102 11.0 3.8 1.3 6.1 51% .334 .290 1.65 5.07 6.02 108 5.52 0.5
2002 BOS MLB 14 9 58.0 70 27 32 7 .262 97 10.9 4.2 1.1 5.0 56% .339 .293 1.67 5.23 4.66 119 7.04 -1.0
2003 COL MLB 33 32 180.3 201 61 88 21 .257 108 10.0 3.0 1.0 4.4 46% .296 .264 1.45 4.66 5.04 110 4.70 2.0
2004 FLO 0 18 8 58.7 75 17 33 13 .262 95 11.5 2.6 2.0 5.1 44% .316 .303 1.57 5.63 6.44 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HOU 0 9 2 14.0 12 4 13 1 .262 95 7.7 2.6 0.6 8.4 35% .306 .211 1.14 2.88 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2006 NYN MLB 45 0 81.0 70 21 60 13 .262 91 7.8 2.3 1.4 6.7 50% .242 .240 1.12 4.60 3.44 101 4.36 1.2
2007 ANA MLB 61 0 64.3 58 23 51 5 .268 101 8.1 3.2 0.7 7.1 48% .275 .237 1.26 3.85 3.78 91 3.42 1.5
2008 ANA MLB 54 0 72.0 67 16 48 5 .262 104 8.4 2.0 0.6 6.0 49% .284 .228 1.15 3.57 2.88 95 3.40 1.6
2009 ANA MLB 63 1 73.0 61 22 65 5 .261 102 7.5 2.7 0.6 8.0 46% .286 .222 1.14 3.36 2.71 80 2.95 1.9
2010 TEX MLB 64 0 61.7 53 15 65 4 .255 113 7.7 2.2 0.6 9.5 49% .310 .227 1.10 2.61 2.48 71 3.11 1.3
2011 TEX MLB 61 0 51.0 47 11 44 3 .262 115 8.3 1.9 0.5 7.8 43% .282 .231 1.14 2.81 2.29 86 2.89 1.1
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 56.7 43 15 52 3 .269 107 6.8 2.4 0.5 8.3 46% .272 .200 1.02 2.91 2.06 88 2.52 1.5
2013 TOR MLB 50 0 49.0 47 15 40 6 .269 101 8.6 2.8 1.1 7.3 52% .291 .267 1.27 4.08 3.86 101 4.22 0.2
1998 TOT MLB 29 29 160.3 204 66 87 18 .259 103 11.5 3.7 1.0 4.9 50% .327 .293 1.68 4.96 5.73 115 6.26 -0.7
2004 TOT MLB 27 10 72.7 87 21 46 14 .262 95 10.8 2.6 1.7 5.7 42% .315 .287 1.49 5.10 5.94 106 5.92 -0.2
CareerMLB7662291915.720377201259216.2621039.63.41.05.947%.301.2621.444.554.511044.8619.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1989 GAS A 24 23 122.3 86 82 108 4 .000 6.3 6.0 0.3 7.9 0% .000 .000 1.37 3.58 3.16
1990 GAS A 1 1 2.0 1 4 2 0 .000 4.5 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 2.50 6.99 13.50
1991 PCH A+ 2 2 8.0 6 3 12 1 .000 6.8 3.4 1.1 13.5 0% .000 .000 1.12 2.63 4.50
1992 PCH A+ 8 2 25.0 11 10 33 0 .000 4.0 3.6 0.0 11.9 0% .000 .000 0.84 1.50 0.72
1992 TUL AA 3 3 14.3 15 4 14 1 .000 9.4 2.5 0.6 8.8 0% .000 .000 1.33 3.05 3.15
1993 TEX MLB 2 0 3.3 2 1 4 1 .249 98 5.4 2.7 2.7 10.8 44% .125 .246 0.90 5.40 2.70
1993 TUL AA 46 0 73.3 51 41 77 1 .000 6.3 5.0 0.1 9.5 0% .000 .000 1.26 2.95 1.96
1994 TEX MLB 43 0 50.0 40 35 50 4 .265 100 7.2 6.3 0.7 9.0 63% .275 .249 1.50 4.70 3.42
1994 OKL AAA 6 0 7.3 1 3 6 0 .000 1.2 3.7 0.0 7.4 0% .000 .000 0.55 2.94 0.00
1995 TEX MLB 17 7 49.0 47 32 39 3 .262 101 8.6 5.9 0.6 7.2 45% .299 .261 1.61 4.36 4.22
1996 TEX MLB 30 30 173.7 190 76 112 20 .264 105 9.8 3.9 1.0 5.8 44% .304 .267 1.53 4.94 4.66
1996 PCH A+ 2 1 12.0 8 3 9 1 .000 6.0 2.2 0.8 6.8 0% .000 .000 0.92 3.60 3.00
1997 TEX MLB 32 32 201.3 213 82 104 29 .266 109 9.5 3.7 1.3 4.6 41% .278 .261 1.47 5.37 4.20
1998 SLN MLB 10 10 57.0 64 23 29 7 .250 98 10.1 3.6 1.1 4.6 61% .289 .282 1.53 4.86 4.26
1998 TEX MLB 19 19 103.3 140 43 58 11 .263 106 12.2 3.7 1.0 5.1 45% .348 .299 1.77 5.02 6.53
1998 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 2 1 1 0 .000 3.6 1.8 0.0 1.8 0% .000 .000 0.60 3.75 0.00
1999 SLN MLB 30 30 196.3 197 74 119 16 .258 101 9.0 3.4 0.7 5.5 48% .291 .244 1.38 4.22 4.26
2000 TEX MLB 21 21 108.0 151 42 49 16 .265 102 12.6 3.5 1.3 4.1 50% .346 .297 1.79 5.52 7.42
2000 TUL AA 1 1 4.7 10 2 5 0 .000 19.1 3.8 0.0 9.6 0% .000 .000 2.55 2.53 11.49
2000 OKL AAA 7 7 32.0 22 14 28 2 .000 6.2 3.9 0.6 7.9 0% .000 .000 1.12 3.95 1.97
2001 TEX MLB 28 28 154.0 189 65 104 23 .267 102 11.0 3.8 1.3 6.1 51% .334 .290 1.65 5.07 6.02
2001 TUL AA 1 1 5.0 4 2 5 1 .000 7.2 3.6 1.8 9.0 0% .000 .000 1.20 5.32 5.40
2001 OKL AAA 1 1 3.0 3 0 3 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 1.00 1.54 0.00
2002 BOS MLB 14 9 58.0 70 27 32 7 .262 97 10.9 4.2 1.1 5.0 56% .339 .293 1.67 5.23 4.66
2002 MEM AAA 5 5 16.0 17 17 9 1 .000 9.6 9.6 0.6 5.1 0% .314 .000 2.12 6.32 7.88
2003 COL MLB 33 32 180.3 201 61 88 21 .257 108 10.0 3.0 1.0 4.4 46% .296 .264 1.45 4.66 5.04
2004 FLO MLB 18 8 58.7 75 17 33 13 .262 95 11.5 2.6 2.0 5.1 44% .316 .303 1.57 5.63 6.44
2004 HOU MLB 9 2 14.0 12 4 13 1 .262 95 7.7 2.6 0.6 8.4 35% .306 .211 1.14 2.88 3.86
2005 IOW AAA 3 3 13.3 28 5 10 3 .275 100 18.9 3.4 2.0 6.8 46% .472 .379 2.48 6.07 13.53
2005 TUC AAA 4 4 18.3 33 3 8 3 .282 97 16.2 1.5 1.5 3.9 57% .411 .325 1.97 5.43 6.39
2006 NYN MLB 45 0 81.0 70 21 60 13 .262 91 7.8 2.3 1.4 6.7 50% .242 .240 1.12 4.60 3.44
2007 ANA MLB 61 0 64.3 58 23 51 5 .268 101 8.1 3.2 0.7 7.1 48% .275 .237 1.26 3.85 3.78
2008 ANA MLB 54 0 72.0 67 16 48 5 .262 104 8.4 2.0 0.6 6.0 49% .284 .228 1.15 3.57 2.88
2009 ANA MLB 63 1 73.0 61 22 65 5 .261 102 7.5 2.7 0.6 8.0 46% .286 .222 1.14 3.36 2.71
2010 TEX MLB 64 0 61.7 53 15 65 4 .255 113 7.7 2.2 0.6 9.5 49% .310 .227 1.10 2.61 2.48
2011 TEX MLB 61 0 51.0 47 11 44 3 .262 115 8.3 1.9 0.5 7.8 43% .282 .231 1.14 2.81 2.29
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 56.7 43 15 52 3 .269 107 6.8 2.4 0.5 8.3 46% .272 .200 1.02 2.91 2.06
2013 TOR MLB 50 0 49.0 47 15 40 6 .269 101 8.6 2.8 1.1 7.3 52% .291 .267 1.27 4.08 3.86
2013 DUN A+ 2 2 2.0 0 0 4 0 .273 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 .003 0.00 -0.76 0.00

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 1037 0.5410 0.4397 0.8333 0.5615 0.2962 0.9175 0.6454 0.1623
2009 1120 0.5482 0.4545 0.7819 0.5782 0.3043 0.8789 0.5584 0.2181
2010 968 0.5465 0.4318 0.7727 0.5728 0.2620 0.8383 0.6000 0.2273
2011 829 0.5549 0.4524 0.8453 0.5891 0.2818 0.9225 0.6442 0.1547
2012 873 0.5430 0.4788 0.8134 0.6203 0.3108 0.8912 0.6290 0.1842
2013 710 0.4887 0.4113 0.8219 0.5533 0.2755 0.9167 0.6400 0.1781
Career55370.53910.44570.80950.57920.28940.89230.61640.1893

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-21 2013-06-10 15-DL 20 18 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2013-04-11 2013-04-13 DTD 2 2 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-04-19 2009-05-04 15-DL 15 12 Left Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2004-08-06 2004-09-14 15-DL 39 36 Left Shoulder Soreness and Fatigue -
2003-08-20 2003-08-20 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Batted Ball -
2001-05-08 2001-06-06 15-DL 29 26 Left Thumb Laceration Thumb -
2000-08-01 2000-09-01 15-DL 31 30 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2000-06-17 2000-07-20 15-DL 33 27 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1998-06-11 1998-06-26 15-DL 15 13 Left Shoulder Strain Swinging - -
1995-06-27 1995-10-02 60-DL 97 88 Left Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1995-08-25 -
1994-10-25 1994-10-25 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1994-10-25 -
1993-11-23 1993-11-23 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 1993-11-23 -
1991-05-01 1991-09-07 Minors 129 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1991-06-12 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $3,000,000
2012 TOR $4,000,000
2011 TEX $3,250,000
2010 TEX $3,000,000
2009 ANA $3,665,000
2008 ANA $2,000,000
2007 ANA $1,500,000
2006 NYN $600,000
2004 FLO $750,000
2003 COL $350,000
2002 BOS $7,000,000
2001 TEX $7,000,000
2000 TEX $5,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$41,115,000
13 yrTotal$41,115,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
18 y 127 dJay Franklin1 year/$4.5M (2012), 2013 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/9/12. 12:$4M, 13:$3M club option, $0.5M buyout. Toronto exercised 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2010), plus 2011 club option. Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/22/09. 10:$3M, 11:$3.25M club option ($0.5M buyout). 2011 option guaranteed with 59 appearances in 2010 (met).
  • 1 year/$3.665M (2009). Re-signed by Angels 1/16/09 (avoided arbitration after accepting club' offer of arbitration 12/08).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2007), plus 2008 option. Signed by Angels as a free agent 12/06. 07:$1.5M, 08:$2M vesting option ($0.25M buyout).
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2006). Signed as a free agent 11/05 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/06.
  • 1 year (2005) (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2003) (minor-league contract)
  • 3 years/$19M (2000-02). $6M signing bonus (paid $1.5M each 2001-02, $3M 2003). 00:$3M, 01:$5M, 02:$5M

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who closes if Feliz starts?
(johnklein from northeast)
I'm convinced they'd make a trade of some sort to add a right-handed veteran, because I guess I'm more than a little doubtful they'd go old (Arthur Rhodes or Darren Oliver) or young (Derek Holland) from what's effectively a list made up of lefties, at least as far as their best internal options. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at all surprised that Texas decided on CJ Wilson in the rotation considering the other possibilities and leaving late inning duties to the oft-injured Frank Francisco, Netali Feliz who has never thrown in back-to-back games, and Darren Oliver coming off a career year at age 39?
(Jake from Chicago)
The Rangers have a ton of candidates for their rotation, many of which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole (Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harrison come to mind). Because he's a lefty who can miss bats, Wilson is already much more interesting than those two, and worth taking a chance on. A for Feliz, his time will come, but he hasn't shown much in spring training (11.57 ERA), and he's not even 22 yet. I'm a bit more concerned about the Rangers' bullpen, but I do like Oliver, and think that perhaps some of those surplus arms can be useful down there. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, Baseball America released a list of potential Type A and Type B free agents. How on earth is Varitek a Type A? Darren Oliver? Bob Howry? Isn't it about time this whole business was at the very least modernised? One can only assume the replacement player thought process sure hasn't reached Elias....
(mattseward from Cardiff, UK)
It's easy to bet on Elias on this subject (I usually do), but keep in mind that this particular brand of silliness is the product of collective bargaining, and accept that however dysfunctional the classification system, that's how the players and the owners like it. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Darren Oliver threw 6,875 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Curve (76mph) and Sinker (89mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph).