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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 566 41 30 12 574 4.10 5.7
Birth Date10-20-1968
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
BatsR
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
1989 CLE 20 5 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 2 2 0 2 4 3 0 7 3.60 2.45 1.73 0.9 0.1
1990 CLE 21 24 0 27.3 0.0 27.3 2 1 0 0 0 0 127 22 17 17 2 31 25 24 1 24 5.60 4.86 4.83 0.3 0.0
1991 CLE 22 5 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 33 10 12 9 2 18 7 7 0 7 16.20 9.51 10.74 -3.7 -0.4
1993 SDN 24 3 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 8 6 5 1 12 2 2 0 1 13.50 8.08 10.94 -2.6 -0.3
1994 LAN 25 17 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 104 24 7 7 2 35 9 8 1 18 2.66 3.91 4.96 0.2 0.0
1995 LAN 26 37 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 1 3 3 2 0 0 159 39 27 26 5 66 18 15 1 29 6.75 4.91 5.83 -2.9 -0.3
1998 ATL 29 34 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 4 1 2 2 0 0 148 25 13 11 2 34 16 16 1 50 2.75 2.43 2.59 9.1 0.9
1999 ATL 30 56 0 53.7 0.0 53.7 6 1 3 5 0 0 225 47 21 20 3 62 21 20 1 41 3.35 3.50 3.85 9.1 0.8
2000 ATL 31 23 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 2 4 2 1 0 0 89 15 11 10 3 25 9 8 1 20 4.29 4.44 6.01 0.1 0.0
2001 ATL 32 12 0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 8 4 4 1 12 4 4 0 17 3.00 2.26 1.81 3.8 0.4
2001 SDN 32 26 0 24.0 0.0 24.0 0 2 1 2 0 0 102 15 8 7 3 26 15 15 1 24 2.62 4.63 5.57 -0.7 -0.1
2002 TEX 33 33 0 33.0 0.0 33.0 1 3 0 4 0 0 150 28 25 21 5 48 24 23 0 40 5.73 4.79 4.61 4.2 0.4
2003 BOS 34 9 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 44 11 7 6 2 19 6 5 0 9 6.23 6.09 7.21 -0.9 -0.1
2004 FLO 35 23 0 23.0 0.0 23.0 3 1 0 1 0 0 93 18 7 7 3 36 8 7 0 25 2.74 3.52 4.75 1.2 0.1
2004 KCA 35 16 0 23.0 0.0 23.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 100 21 10 10 0 28 11 9 0 21 3.91 2.76 2.76 8.0 0.8
2005 SDN 36 57 0 60.3 0.0 60.3 7 1 0 3 0 0 248 49 19 18 4 74 22 18 2 84 2.69 2.26 2.20 17.7 1.8
2006 BOS 37 41 0 46.7 0.0 46.7 2 1 0 1 0 0 216 51 28 25 6 78 26 25 1 48 4.82 4.54 5.44 4.7 0.5
2006 SDN 37 8 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 1 2 0 1 0 0 33 7 4 4 2 16 6 3 0 6 5.68 8.16 8.62 -2.5 -0.2
2007 LAN 38 73 0 76.0 0.0 76.0 6 3 1 2 0 0 329 78 33 32 10 117 27 24 4 73 3.79 4.19 4.61 9.1 0.8
2008 PHI 39 42 0 43.3 0.0 43.3 5 4 0 1 0 0 189 38 24 17 2 54 25 21 1 30 3.53 4.12 4.55 4.0 0.4
Career5440566.00.0566.04130122900247751528525858793285257155744.103.964.4659.25.7

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
1986 BNC Rk 13 12 76.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 WLO A 10 10 34.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 WLO A 22 22 113.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CLE MLB 5 0 5.0 1.73 159 .195 .237 .302 .349 .256 .111 96 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
1989 KIN A+ 25 25 113.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CSP AAA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CLE MLB 24 0 27.3 4.83 86 .279 .252 .325 .381 .263 .267 98 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1990 CAN AA 15 0 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CSP AAA 12 0 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CLE MLB 5 0 5.0 10.74 -53 .468 .252 .319 .398 .264 .471 94 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
1991 CAN AA 25 0 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CSP AAA 16 0 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SDN MLB 3 0 3.3 10.94 -41 .440 .274 .328 .415 .259 .438 100 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
1993 CNV A+ 5 1 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CSP AAA 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 LVG AAA 14 0 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 LAN MLB 17 0 23.7 4.96 88 .262 .275 .328 .410 .253 .297 95 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.0
1994 ABQ AAA 20 0 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB 37 0 34.7 5.83 68 .288 .259 .326 .407 .253 .321 95 -2.6 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
1995 SBR A+ 4 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA 20 0 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NOR AAA 9 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 28 3 47.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB 34 0 36.0 2.59 141 .215 .269 .339 .427 .267 .291 95 9.3 0.9 9.1 0.9
1998 GWN AAA 16 0 21.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ATL MLB 56 0 53.7 3.85 119 .216 .274 .346 .436 .263 .277 95 8.4 0.8 9.1 0.8
2000 ATL MLB 23 0 21.0 6.01 76 .217 .272 .354 .442 .268 .214 96 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2000 GRN AA 2 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ATL MLB 12 0 12.0 1.81 159 .188 .266 .334 .430 .269 .269 92 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2001 SDN MLB 26 0 24.0 5.57 79 .236 .265 .329 .442 .265 .203 97 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2001 LEL A+ 7 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 33 0 33.0 4.61 110 .259 .269 .336 .427 .270 .284 105 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2002 OKL AAA 4 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 9 0 8.7 7.21 63 .322 .264 .342 .445 .272 .333 107 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2003 IOW AAA 13 0 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OKL AAA 5 0 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PAW AAA 17 0 20.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 23 0 23.0 4.75 87 .236 .267 .334 .428 .265 .263 90 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2004 KCA MLB 16 0 23.0 2.76 144 .231 .265 .333 .420 .261 .309 98 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2004 OMA AAA 24 0 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .198 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 57 0 60.3 2.20 148 .217 .261 .326 .416 .256 .331 93 17.7 1.8 17.7 1.8
2005 LEL A+ 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 41 0 46.7 5.44 97 .259 .274 .337 .435 .259 .333 107 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2006 SDN MLB 8 0 6.3 8.62 -10 .324 .271 .346 .445 .275 .263 84 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2007 LAN MLB 73 0 76.0 4.61 103 .252 .265 .330 .422 .258 .316 99 8.0 0.8 9.1 0.8
2008 PHI MLB 42 0 43.3 4.55 101 .246 .263 .332 .413 .263 .275 99 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2008 LWD A 1 0 1.0 2.79 135 .523 .256 .326 .353 .261 .400 94 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 LEH AAA 1 0 1.0 2.72 132 -.017 .283 .358 .441 .287 .000 89 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 SLC AAA 9 0 9.0 5.55 97 .281 .265 .340 .409 .256 .231 111 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
1986 BNC Rk 5 2 0 13 12 76.0 59 32 56 5 0% .000 7.0 3.8 0.6 6.6 1.20 3.20 0.0 0.0
1987 WLO A 0 4 0 10 10 34.7 35 23 23 6 0% .000 9.1 6.0 1.6 6.0 1.67 6.74 0.0 0.0
1988 WLO A 6 6 0 22 22 113.3 98 68 93 10 0% .000 7.8 5.4 0.8 7.4 1.47 4.69 0.0 0.0
1989 KIN A+ 8 10 0 25 25 113.0 94 111 149 0 0% .000 7.5 8.8 0.0 11.9 1.81 4.14 0.0 0.0
1989 CLE MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 1 4 7 0 44% .111 1.8 7.2 0.0 12.6 1.00 3.60 0.9 0.1
1989 CSP AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0% .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1990 CAN AA 1 0 5 15 0 16.7 9 12 27 0 0% .000 4.9 6.5 0.0 14.6 1.26 2.16 0.0 0.0
1990 CSP AAA 1 4 1 12 0 12.0 15 10 7 2 0% .000 11.2 7.5 1.5 5.2 2.08 6.75 0.0 0.0
1990 CLE MLB 2 1 0 24 0 27.3 22 25 24 2 37% .267 7.2 8.2 0.7 7.9 1.72 5.60 0.3 0.0
1991 CLE MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 10 7 7 2 42% .471 18.0 12.6 3.6 12.6 3.40 16.20 -3.7 -0.4
1991 CSP AAA 0 0 0 16 0 17.3 17 22 19 2 0% .000 8.8 11.4 1.0 9.9 2.25 7.28 0.0 0.0
1991 CAN AA 4 2 7 25 0 38.3 17 30 73 2 0% .000 4.0 7.0 0.5 17.2 1.23 2.58 0.0 0.0
1993 SDN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 8 2 1 1 69% .438 21.6 5.4 2.7 2.7 3.00 13.50 -2.6 -0.3
1993 CSP AAA 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 3 1 5 0 0% .000 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 1.33 9.00 0.0 0.0
1993 LVG AAA 0 1 0 14 0 19.7 24 11 14 3 0% .000 11.0 5.0 1.4 6.4 1.78 6.40 0.0 0.0
1993 CNV A+ 0 2 0 5 1 8.3 9 11 7 0 0% .000 9.8 11.9 0.0 7.6 2.41 9.76 0.0 0.0
1994 LAN MLB 1 1 0 17 0 23.7 24 9 18 2 49% .297 9.1 3.4 0.8 6.8 1.39 2.66 0.2 0.0
1994 ABQ AAA 2 1 9 20 0 22.0 28 13 26 3 0% .000 11.5 5.3 1.2 10.6 1.86 5.32 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB 1 3 3 37 0 34.7 39 18 29 5 48% .321 10.1 4.7 1.3 7.5 1.64 6.75 -2.9 -0.3
1995 SBR A+ 2 0 1 4 0 6.0 2 3 5 0 0% .000 3.0 4.5 0.0 7.5 0.83 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA 0 2 6 20 0 19.3 27 11 20 0 0% .000 12.6 5.1 0.0 9.3 1.97 6.53 0.0 0.0
1997 NOR AAA 1 0 0 9 0 13.3 12 11 17 1 0% .324 8.1 7.4 0.7 11.5 1.73 4.06 0.0 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 2 5 0 28 3 47.0 53 25 46 13 0% .286 10.1 4.8 2.5 8.8 1.66 6.51 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB 4 1 2 34 0 36.0 25 16 50 2 47% .291 6.2 4.0 0.5 12.5 1.14 2.75 9.1 0.9
1998 GWN AAA 2 0 7 16 0 21.0 13 7 33 1 0% .000 5.6 3.0 0.4 14.1 0.95 1.29 0.0 0.0
1999 ATL MLB 6 1 3 56 0 53.7 47 21 41 3 40% .277 7.9 3.5 0.5 6.9 1.27 3.35 9.1 0.8
2000 ATL MLB 2 4 2 23 0 21.0 15 9 20 3 39% .214 6.4 3.9 1.3 8.6 1.14 4.29 0.1 0.0
2000 GRN AA 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 2 0 3 0 0% .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 ATL MLB 0 0 0 12 0 12.0 8 4 17 1 21% .269 6.0 3.0 0.8 12.8 1.00 3.00 3.8 0.4
2001 SDN MLB 0 2 1 26 0 24.0 15 15 24 3 49% .203 5.6 5.6 1.1 9.0 1.25 2.62 -0.7 -0.1
2001 LEL A+ 2 0 0 7 0 8.7 7 2 8 1 0% .000 7.2 2.1 1.0 8.3 1.03 2.07 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 1 3 0 33 0 33.0 28 24 40 5 45% .284 7.6 6.5 1.4 10.9 1.58 5.73 4.2 0.4
2002 OKL AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 4 0 3 0 0% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 1.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 0 1 0 9 0 8.7 11 6 9 2 45% .333 11.4 6.2 2.1 9.3 1.96 6.23 -0.9 -0.1
2003 IOW AAA 1 2 2 13 0 13.0 12 9 13 1 0% .282 8.3 6.2 0.7 9.0 1.62 3.46 0.0 0.0
2003 OKL AAA 0 1 0 5 0 4.3 3 5 7 0 0% .273 6.3 10.5 0.0 14.7 1.86 2.09 0.0 0.0
2003 PAW AAA 2 2 3 17 0 20.7 20 10 24 5 0% .294 8.7 4.3 2.2 10.4 1.45 6.09 0.0 0.0
2004 OMA AAA 2 1 3 24 0 34.3 19 12 41 3 0% .198 5.0 3.1 0.8 10.8 0.90 1.57 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 0 1 0 16 0 23.0 21 11 21 0 50% .309 8.2 4.3 0.0 8.2 1.39 3.91 8.0 0.8
2004 FLO MLB 3 1 0 23 0 23.0 18 8 25 3 47% .263 7.0 3.1 1.2 9.8 1.13 2.74 1.2 0.1
2005 LEL A+ 0 1 0 1 0 1.0 3 1 0 2 0% -.333 27.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 4.00 36.00 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 7 1 0 57 0 60.3 49 22 84 4 38% .331 7.3 3.3 0.6 12.5 1.18 2.69 17.7 1.8
2006 SDN MLB 1 2 0 8 0 6.3 7 6 6 2 38% .263 9.9 8.5 2.8 8.5 2.05 5.68 -2.5 -0.2
2006 BOS MLB 2 1 0 41 0 46.7 51 26 48 6 31% .333 9.8 5.0 1.2 9.3 1.65 4.82 4.7 0.5
2007 LAN MLB 6 3 1 73 0 76.0 78 27 73 10 39% .316 9.2 3.2 1.2 8.6 1.38 3.79 9.1 0.8
2008 PHI MLB 5 4 0 42 0 43.3 38 25 30 2 49% .275 7.9 5.2 0.4 6.2 1.45 3.53 4.0 0.4
2008 LWD A 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 1 0 0% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2008 LEH AAA 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2009 SLC AAA 0 0 0 9 0 9.0 8 4 7 2 39% .231 8.0 4.0 2.0 7.0 1.33 4.00 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
2008 670 0.4104 0.4768 0.7367 0.6655 0.3443 0.8634 0.5662 0.2633
Career6700.41040.47680.73670.66550.34430.86340.56620.2633

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-10 2009-07-19 Minors 9 0 Right Abdomen Strain -
2009-06-04 2009-06-26 Minors 22 0 Right Trunk Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2008-08-01 2008-08-16 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-07-08 2005-08-12 15-DL 35 28 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2002-05-30 2002-09-02 60-DL 95 84 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2002-07-02
2002-05-30 2002-05-30 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2001-06-06 2001-06-21 15-DL 15 14 Right Groin Strain -
2000-06-14 2000-10-08 60-DL 116 99 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2000-06-29 -
2000-04-03 2000-04-28 15-DL 25 21 - Trunk Strain Side - -
1999-09-21 1999-09-21 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 1999-09-21 -
1999-08-21 1999-10-28 60-DL 68 38 Right Elbow Stress Fracture Olecranon - -
1995-05-28 1995-06-15 15-DL 18 16 Right Groin Strain - -
1993-04-05 1993-07-15 60-DL 101 87 - Low Back Recovery From Stress Fracture - -
1992-04-06 1992-10-05 60-DL 182 162 - Low Back Stress Fracture - -
1991-07-30 1991-09-05 15-DL 37 35 - Groin Strain - -
1991-04-08 1991-04-26 15-DL 18 13 - Low Back Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 PHI $400,000
2007 LAN $700,000
2006 BOS, SDN $2,100,000
2005 SDN $550,000
2002 TEX $1,000,000
2000 ATL $1,650,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,400,000
6 yrTotal$6,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 123 dDavid Schwartz, CSMG1 yr/$0.4M (08)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 5/18/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 4/2/08, 1 year/$0.4M (08)
  • performance bonus:$50K each 25,30,35,40 g
  • $75K each 45,50 g
  • $0.1M each 55,60,65,70 g
  • released 3/26/08 (due 45 days` pay, $135,225 on 183-day season)
  • re-signed as a free agent 2/5/08, 1 year/$0.55M (08)
  • $0.15M roster bonus-OD ros
  • $0.6M performance bonus-games
  • contract purchased 4/07 signed as a free agent from SD 1/07, 1 year/$0.7M (07) (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from BOS 8/06
  • designated for assignment 8/06 signed as a free agent from SD 12/05, 1 year/$2.1M (06)+$2.1M 07 club option
  • 06:$1.9M, 07:$2.1M club option $0.2M buyout
  • 07 option bec player option with 30 games finished in 06
  • $0.7M in 06 bonuses ($25K 10-15 g, $50K 25,30,35 g, $0.1M 40,45,50,55,60 g)
  • $0.5M/ann for games finished
  • $0.4M bonuses ($50K each 45,50,55,60 games & $75K each 70,75 g)
  • signed as a free agent from FL 11/04, 1 year/$0.55M (05)+$0.4M bonuses
  • acquired in trade from KC 7/04 contract purchased 6/04 sent to minor-league camp 3/04 signed as a free agent from BOS 2/04 designated for assignment 6/03
  • contract purchased 5/03 signed 3/03 (minor-league contract) minor-league contract 12/02 contract purchased 3/02 signed 1/02 (minor-league contract)
  • claimed off waivers from SD 8/01 recalled 6/01
  • 00 in rehab after surgery

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 The permanently fragile fireballer has struggled for years with the challenge of pitching on consecutive days, but Manuel had Traction Action make an unusually long Saturday afternoon appearance (for Seanez), eight batters and 2 2/3 IP on July 12, after already throwing an inning the night before in an extra-inning tilt. Seanez wasn't the same pitcher after, putting 13 of the next 21 batters he faced on base, with eight of them scoring. He departed for his roost on the DL shortly thereafter, came back in late August, blew a game against the Mets (pitching without rest again), and never saw much more than garbage time from there. Guys with as many warning labels as a fragile situational ROOGY can be hard to work around, but don't be surprised when he shows up in somebody's camp this spring.
2008 Twenty-one years after being drafted by the Indians and on his third go-round with the Dodgers, ol' Traction Action-or was that Transaction Action-set career highs in appearances, innings pitched, and strikeouts in 2007. As his leverage score (0.89) indicates, he wasn't doing much heavy lifting; 24 appearances came with the team down one to three runs, seven came when up one to three runs, and 23 came when the margin was greater than four runs in either direction. After umpteen trips to the DL and a wait on the unemployment line, Seanez wasn't in a position to complain.
2007 `Traction Action` (given the number of teams he`s pitched for, maybe `Transaction Action` has become more apt) has long been a house fave hereabouts. It`s not a Goth thing because he`s seemingly deathless, but more a matter of his outlasting failed expectations of greatness to become a reliably unreliable commodity. You never know when Seanez will be healthy enough to help, but, for a few weeks at a time, he can show up, pump gas, and help a team win. Joining the Padres for a fourth tour in his third trading deadline team change in the last six years (no, really), he`s now made the playoffs in two different stints two different teams (the other being the Braves).
2006 `Traction Action` used to feature the kind of repertoire we make fun of clubs for coveting: 100-mph heat, a walk per inning, and Brad Pennington-ish results. Forget about that guy--Seanez is now one of the better relievers in the majors, though he can`t be counted on too heavily due to his extensive injury history. The Red Sox are taking a risk signing him for setup-man money, but they`ve certainly got the resources to compensate if it doesn`t work out.
2005 The guy Chad Fox aspires to be, Seanez not only carted himself to the mound enough times to make a roster, he actually managed to pick up some trade value, getting swapped to Florida at midseason. He's had a 13-year career with a peak of 53 2/3 innings in a single season, thanks mostly to a body that keeps betraying him. His hard stuff down makes him difficult to hit, as the numbers above show. He'll be in his third tour of duty with the Padres in '05.
2002 Seanez is in danger of becoming the Braves’ version of what Darryl Strawberry was to the Yankees for a few years. Is the team in need of some help down the stretch? Heck, dig up old what’s his face—he’s never very expensive, everybody knows him, and the staff knows what he can do. Seanez’s primary value to anyone other than the Braves is that he might bring you a live arm out of Macon or Myrtle Beach on the last day of July.
2001 Tough break for "Traction Action," whose back remained healthy long enough for his elbow to blow. Coming off midseason Tommy John surgery, he'll be hard-pressed to have any value in 2001.
2000 This is one of the great triumphs of the Cox/Mazzone Braves, taking the oft-maligned Seanez and getting 90 good innings from him over two seasons. Losing him to a broken elbow in September was what led to Cox’s interesting pitcher usage in October, using three starters out of the pen and essentially ignoring McGlinchy and Russ Springer in meaningful situations. Seanez is expected to be healthy in the spring.
1999 The man Bill James once described as “the worst pitching prospect in the history of the world” proved to be another feather in the cap for Cox and Mazzone. He commanded unconditional surrender from right-handed batters, who hit .125 with nary an extra-base hit all season. I wouldn’t count on him to repeat that, due to a health record that can only be seen if you’re over 18 and have a major credit card.
1998 Probably can still throw 130 mph or so, but still can’t get people out. You have to admire his tenacity. He’s been a flamethrowing prospect since the late Cretaceous, and he’s partially shaken the “can’t pitch” rap a couple of times now. This time, no one’s going to listen when someone cries, “Wolf.”
1997 Seanez doesn’t throw 141 mph anymore and he still can’t find the strike zone. At some point, you just have to give up. I mean, how long is “it feels so good when I stop” a good reason to do something? The Dodgers need to just say no.
1996  Another one of Fred Claire's bad ideas: giving Rudy Seanez a two-year contract. He's never been healthy because of a chronic back problem, he's never had control anywhere for any period of time, but he's got that big heater so he gets a shot without proving he knows how to pitch. When he flopped last season, the Dodgers questioned his makeup, which is a smokescreen for being surprised that he can't pitch well consistently.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Rudy Seanez threw 1,571 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Slider (83mph), Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (86mph).