Biographical

Portrait of Bobby Seay

Bobby Seay PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 223 11 6 1 190 4.16 3.5
Birth Date6-20-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight221 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2001 TBA MLB 12 0 13.0 13 5 12 3 .267 95 9.0 3.5 2.1 8.3 48% .270 .307 1.38 5.64 6.23 98 6.82 -0.2
2003 TBA MLB 12 0 9.0 7 6 5 0 .278 95 7.0 6.0 0.0 5.0 50% .250 .264 1.44 3.98 3.00 106 3.59 0.2
2004 TBA MLB 21 0 22.7 21 5 17 2 .265 103 8.3 2.0 0.8 6.8 28% .275 .235 1.15 3.73 2.38 93 3.72 0.5
2005 COL MLB 17 0 11.7 18 8 11 3 .262 115 13.9 6.2 2.3 8.5 44% .417 .321 2.23 6.51 8.49 100 7.99 -0.3
2006 DET MLB 14 0 15.3 14 9 12 1 .256 107 8.2 5.3 0.6 7.0 36% .283 .253 1.50 4.82 6.46 105 5.24 0.1
2007 DET MLB 58 0 46.3 38 15 38 1 .270 104 7.4 2.9 0.2 7.4 40% .280 .218 1.14 3.05 2.33 86 2.68 1.4
2008 DET MLB 60 0 56.3 59 25 58 4 .262 104 9.4 4.0 0.6 9.3 41% .350 .260 1.49 3.46 4.47 81 3.81 1.0
2009 DET MLB 67 0 48.7 46 17 37 3 .269 103 8.5 3.1 0.6 6.8 40% .291 .249 1.29 3.66 4.25 95 3.52 0.9
CareerMLB2610223.02169019017.2661048.73.60.77.740%.305.2531.373.854.16914.043.5

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
1997 CSC A 13 13 61.3 56 37 64 2 .000 8.2 5.4 0.3 9.4 0% .331 .000 1.52 3.76 4.55
1998 CSC A 15 15 69.0 59 29 74 10 .000 7.7 3.8 1.3 9.7 0% .000 .000 1.28 4.68 4.30
1999 STP A+ 12 11 57.0 56 23 45 0 .000 8.8 3.6 0.0 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.39 3.06 3.00
1999 ORL AA 6 6 17.0 22 15 16 2 .000 11.6 7.9 1.1 8.5 0% .000 .000 2.18 5.63 7.94
2000 ORL AA 24 24 132.3 132 53 106 13 .000 9.0 3.6 0.9 7.2 0% .000 .000 1.40 3.88 3.88
2001 TBA MLB 12 0 13.0 13 5 12 3 .267 95 9.0 3.5 2.1 8.3 48% .270 .307 1.38 5.64 6.23
2001 ORL AA 15 13 64.7 81 26 49 9 .000 11.3 3.6 1.3 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.65 4.69 5.98
2002 ORL AA 15 3 35.7 31 15 24 2 .000 7.8 3.8 0.5 6.1 0% .274 .000 1.29 3.91 3.28
2002 DUR AAA 10 0 15.0 15 2 14 1 .000 9.0 1.2 0.6 8.4 0% .304 .000 1.13 2.69 6.00
2003 TBA MLB 12 0 9.0 7 6 5 0 .278 95 7.0 6.0 0.0 5.0 50% .250 .264 1.44 3.98 3.00
2003 DUR AAA 25 0 30.0 23 15 29 1 .000 6.9 4.5 0.3 8.7 0% .265 .000 1.27 3.58 2.10
2004 TBA MLB 21 0 22.7 21 5 17 2 .265 103 8.3 2.0 0.8 6.8 28% .275 .235 1.15 3.73 2.38
2004 DUR AAA 29 0 36.7 26 9 35 3 .000 6.4 2.2 0.7 8.6 0% .242 .000 0.95 3.23 1.72
2005 COL MLB 17 0 11.7 18 8 11 3 .262 115 13.9 6.2 2.3 8.5 44% .417 .321 2.23 6.51 8.49
2005 TUL AA 4 0 5.0 3 0 3 0 .231 98 5.4 0.0 0.0 5.4 54% .231 .194 0.60 2.69 1.80
2005 CSP AAA 17 0 22.7 23 10 24 2 .272 84 9.1 4.0 0.8 9.5 37% .344 .269 1.45 4.00 2.38
2006 DET MLB 14 0 15.3 14 9 12 1 .256 107 8.2 5.3 0.6 7.0 36% .283 .253 1.50 4.82 6.46
2006 TOL AAA 24 1 24.2 25 6 14 3 .264 92 9.3 2.2 1.1 5.2 45% .291 .264 1.28 4.40 4.83
2007 DET MLB 58 0 46.3 38 15 38 1 .270 104 7.4 2.9 0.2 7.4 40% .280 .218 1.14 3.05 2.33
2008 DET MLB 60 0 56.3 59 25 58 4 .262 104 9.4 4.0 0.6 9.3 41% .350 .260 1.49 3.46 4.47
2009 DET MLB 67 0 48.7 46 17 37 3 .269 103 8.5 3.1 0.6 6.8 40% .291 .249 1.29 3.66 4.25

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 920 0.5467 0.4402 0.8123 0.5706 0.2830 0.8711 0.6695 0.1877
2009 779 0.5700 0.4422 0.8343 0.5721 0.2687 0.8740 0.7222 0.1657
Career16990.55740.44110.82240.57130.27640.87240.69370.1776

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
2010-03-26 2010-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2010-09-15
2010-02-21 2010-03-26 Camp 33 0 Left Shoulder Impingement Biceps -
2009-09-25 2009-10-01 DTD 6 6 Right Chest Strain Pectoralis Minor -
2009-05-17 2009-05-19 DTD 2 1 Mid Back Strain -
2008-08-08 2008-08-09 DTD 1 1 Low Back Stiffness -
2005-07-09 2005-07-15 DTD 6 2 Left Hand Inflammation -
2005-04-17 2005-06-05 15-DL 49 44 Left Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2003-04-24 2003-06-03 15-DL 40 34 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2002-03-29 2002-06-03 60-DL 66 54 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2001-05-08 2001-06-30 Minors 53 0 Left Fingers Strain Index Finger - -
1999-05-21 1999-06-26 Minors 36 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1998-08-28 1998-09-21 Minors 24 0 Left Elbow Soreness - -
1998-06-19 1998-07-29 Minors 40 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
1998-04-02 1998-04-16 Minors 14 0 Left Foot Strain - -
1997-06-13 1997-09-02 Minors 81 0 Left Foot Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 DET $2,475,000
2009 DET $1,300,000
2008 DET $780,000
2007 DET $450,000
2006 DET $375,000
2005 TBA $325,000
2003 TBA $300,000
2002 TBA $202,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$6,207,000
8 yrTotal$6,207,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 118 d1 year/$2.475M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.475M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.78M (2008). Re-signed 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $20,000 for 55 games, $25,000 for 60 games, $30,000 for 63 games.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2006). Contract purchased 4/06, DFA 6/06.
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005)
  • 1 year (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

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BP Articles

Bobby Seay is referenced in the following articles.

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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Trever Miller David Laurila2010-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Final Week FrightsWill Carroll2009-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Selection BiasJoe Sheehan2009-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Post-season BullpensJoe Sheehan2009-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Fixing What Ain't BrokeKevin Goldstein2009-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: A Fox Screen TestKen Funck2009-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rick PorcelloDavid Laurila2009-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Red Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central HousekeepingChristina Kahrl2009-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Burning BullpensJay Jaffe2008-09-16
Future Shock: Boras vs. Baseball—A PrimerKevin Goldstein2008-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Days of WonderJay Jaffe2008-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPressure in Motown: The 2007 TigersJohn Perrotto2008-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dodging the ArbitratorChristina Kahrl2008-01-21
Motown Blues: An Unsuccessful DefenseJohn Perrotto2007-09-19
Schrodinger's Bat: Putting the Pedal to the MetalDan Fox2007-08-16
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
Prospectus Hit List: Friday the 13th EditionJay Jaffe2007-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis Special: Trades Catch-upChristina Kahrl2007-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL-brand CatsupChristina Kahrl2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Six Reshuffled DecksChristina Kahrl2007-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Growling AgainJoe Sheehan2006-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 2-6Christina Kahrl2005-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: HolographicJim Baker2004-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-8Christina Kahrl2004-07-10
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2004-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-28, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2004-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 7-20Christina Kahrl2003-07-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)The locals are on pins and needles, seeing their bullpen entrusted with a one-run lead.
(Daniel from Michigan)
Too late! The Royals have tied it up on a John Buck RBI single. Out goes Jason Grilli, in comes Bobby Seay.

Get used to this folks. The Tigers' pen is a dark, scary place. (Steven Goldman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Bobby Seay threw 2,087 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Slider (81mph).