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Ray King PBrewers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 411 20 23 2 278 3.46 0.4
Birth Date1-15-1974
Height6' 1"
Weight225 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 CHN 25 10 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 11 8 7 2 20 10 10 1 5 5.91 7.67 9.90 -3.7 -0.4
2000 MIL 26 36 0 28.7 0.0 28.7 3 2 0 2 0 0 111 18 7 4 1 24 10 9 0 19 1.26 3.23 3.33 5.2 0.5
2001 MIL 27 82 0 55.0 0.0 55.0 0 4 1 4 0 0 234 49 22 22 5 83 25 18 1 49 3.60 3.82 4.80 2.3 0.3
2002 MIL 28 76 0 65.0 0.0 65.0 3 2 0 2 0 0 273 61 24 22 5 86 24 18 3 50 3.05 3.58 4.32 6.2 0.6
2003 ATL 29 80 0 59.0 0.0 59.0 3 4 0 7 0 0 247 46 30 23 3 65 27 25 1 43 3.51 3.60 4.87 1.3 0.1
2004 SLN 30 86 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 5 2 0 2 0 0 248 43 19 18 1 56 24 24 3 40 2.61 3.18 4.04 7.3 0.8
2005 SLN 31 77 0 40.0 0.0 40.0 4 4 0 9 0 0 177 46 17 15 4 70 16 16 3 23 3.38 4.57 5.75 -1.7 -0.2
2006 COL 32 67 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 1 4 1 3 0 0 199 56 26 22 6 86 20 20 2 23 4.43 5.30 6.63 -4.5 -0.5
2007 MIL 33 12 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 6 4 4 1 10 3 3 0 7 6.00 4.51 5.66 0.1 0.0
2007 WAS 33 55 0 33.7 0.0 33.7 1 1 0 2 0 0 149 31 17 17 5 58 18 17 2 18 4.54 5.82 6.44 -5.8 -0.6
2008 WAS 34 12 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 33 9 4 4 1 14 4 4 1 1 5.68 7.21 8.86 -2.8 -0.3
Career5930411.00.0411.0202323200174737617815834572181164172783.464.175.163.80.4

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
1995 BIL Rk 28 0 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MCN A 18 10 70.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DUR A+ 14 14 82.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DUR A+ 24 6 71.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 GRN AA 12 9 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WTN AA 25 0 29.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 IOW AAA 37 0 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHN MLB 10 0 10.7 9.90 1 .306 .276 .341 .437 .263 .281 100 -3.5 -0.3 -3.7 -0.4
1999 IOW AAA 37 0 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIL MLB 36 0 28.7 3.33 132 .180 .277 .359 .461 .273 .210 97 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2000 IND AAA 29 0 25.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 IOW AAA 1 0 1.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIL MLB 82 0 55.0 4.80 100 .248 .277 .351 .469 .276 .286 101 3.0 0.3 2.3 0.3
2002 MIL MLB 76 0 65.0 4.32 102 .233 .262 .335 .421 .263 .293 99 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2002 IND AAA 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 80 0 59.0 4.87 94 .224 .264 .334 .417 .260 .249 99 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2004 SLN MLB 86 0 62.0 4.04 109 .191 .269 .346 .444 .274 .233 95 7.9 0.8 7.3 0.8
2005 SLN MLB 77 0 40.0 5.75 75 .275 .271 .342 .426 .268 .321 101 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 COL MLB 67 0 44.7 6.63 69 .282 .269 .341 .441 .270 .338 104 -3.9 -0.4 -4.5 -0.5
2007 MIL MLB 12 0 6.0 5.66 87 .255 .273 .353 .451 .274 .333 104 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 55 0 33.7 6.44 58 .284 .260 .326 .414 .254 .245 94 -5.8 -0.6 -5.8 -0.6
2007 HAR AA 1 1 1.3 4.80 109 .127 .295 .359 .463 .266 .000 114 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2008 WAS MLB 12 0 6.3 8.86 -1 .341 .273 .340 .443 .274 .308 94 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2008 CHR AAA 4 0 4.7 6.20 50 .280 .263 .341 .412 .272 .385 93 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2008 ROU AAA 32 0 32.0 4.63 113 .202 .274 .346 .444 .260 .237 101 4.6 0.4 4.5 0.3

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
1995 BIL Rk 3 0 5 28 0 43.0 31 15 43 1 0% .000 6.5 3.1 0.2 9.0 1.07 1.67 0.0 0.0
1996 MCN A 3 5 0 18 10 70.7 63 20 63 4 0% .000 8.0 2.5 0.5 8.0 1.17 2.80 0.0 0.0
1996 DUR A+ 3 6 0 14 14 82.7 104 15 52 3 0% .000 11.3 1.6 0.3 5.7 1.44 4.46 0.0 0.0
1997 GRN AA 5 5 0 12 9 65.7 85 24 42 9 0% .332 11.6 3.3 1.2 5.8 1.66 6.85 0.0 0.0
1997 DUR A+ 6 9 3 24 6 71.7 89 26 60 6 0% .347 11.2 3.3 0.8 7.5 1.60 5.40 0.0 0.0
1998 IOW AAA 1 3 2 37 0 32.3 36 15 26 4 0% .000 10.0 4.2 1.1 7.2 1.58 5.02 0.0 0.0
1998 WTN AA 1 2 3 25 0 29.7 23 10 26 1 0% .000 7.0 3.0 0.3 7.9 1.11 2.42 0.0 0.0
1999 CHN MLB 0 0 0 10 0 10.7 11 10 5 2 59% .281 9.3 8.4 1.7 4.2 1.97 5.91 -3.7 -0.4
1999 IOW AAA 4 4 2 37 0 43.0 31 22 41 1 0% .000 6.5 4.6 0.2 8.6 1.23 1.88 0.0 0.0
2000 MIL MLB 3 2 0 36 0 28.7 18 10 19 1 48% .210 5.7 3.1 0.3 6.0 0.98 1.26 5.2 0.5
2000 IND AAA 0 3 1 29 0 25.7 26 12 20 1 0% .000 9.1 4.2 0.4 7.0 1.48 3.50 0.0 0.0
2000 IOW AAA 1 0 0 1 0 1.3 1 0 1 0 0% .000 6.9 0.0 0.0 6.9 0.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 MIL MLB 0 4 1 82 0 55.0 49 25 49 5 61% .286 8.0 4.1 0.8 8.0 1.35 3.60 2.3 0.3
2002 MIL MLB 3 2 0 76 0 65.0 61 24 50 5 66% .293 8.4 3.3 0.7 6.9 1.31 3.05 6.2 0.6
2002 IND AAA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 1 1 0 0% .500 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 3 4 0 80 0 59.0 46 27 43 3 57% .249 7.0 4.1 0.5 6.6 1.24 3.51 1.3 0.1
2004 SLN MLB 5 2 0 86 0 62.0 43 24 40 1 51% .233 6.2 3.5 0.1 5.8 1.08 2.61 7.3 0.8
2005 SLN MLB 4 4 0 77 0 40.0 46 16 23 4 50% .321 10.3 3.6 0.9 5.2 1.55 3.38 -1.7 -0.2
2006 COL MLB 1 4 1 67 0 44.7 56 20 23 6 53% .338 11.3 4.0 1.2 4.6 1.70 4.43 -4.5 -0.5
2007 WAS MLB 1 1 0 55 0 33.7 31 18 18 5 41% .245 8.3 4.8 1.3 4.8 1.46 4.54 -5.8 -0.6
2007 MIL MLB 0 0 0 12 0 6.0 6 3 7 1 50% .333 9.0 4.5 1.5 10.5 1.50 6.00 0.1 0.0
2007 HAR AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.3 0 1 1 0 33% .000 0.0 6.9 0.0 6.9 0.77 0.00 0.5 0.0
2008 ROU AAA 2 1 5 32 0 32.0 23 14 23 1 52% .237 6.5 3.9 0.3 6.5 1.16 2.25 4.5 0.3
2008 WAS MLB 0 0 0 12 0 6.3 9 4 1 1 52% .308 12.8 5.7 1.4 1.4 2.05 5.68 -2.8 -0.3
2008 CHR AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.7 6 1 5 1 50% .385 11.5 1.9 1.9 9.6 1.49 3.83 -0.7 -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 85 0.4824 0.3647 0.8710 0.5610 0.1818 0.9130 0.7500 0.1290
Career850.48240.36470.8710.5610.18180.9130.750.129

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-04-12 2007-04-29 15-DL 17 15 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2002-04-02 2002-04-19 15-DL 17 16 Left Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 WAS $850,000
2007 WAS, MIL $850,000
2006 COL $2,450,000
2005 SLN $1,850,000
2004 SLN $900,000
2003 ATL $620,000
2002 MIL $300,000
2001 MIL $220,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$8,040,000
8 yrTotal$8,040,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 137 dDave Mier1 yr/$0.85M (08)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CHW 5/29/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 5/2x/08
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 5/12/08 (minor-league contract)
  • refused assignment 4/29/08
  • optioned to Triple-A 4/24/08 contract purchased 3/22/08 signed as a free agent from MIL 11/30/07, 1 year/$0.85M (08) (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from WAS 9/4/07 contract purchased 3/07 signed as a free agent from CO 12/06, 1 year/$0.85M (07) (minor-league contract)
  • CO declined $2.75M 07 option 11/06
  • acquired in trade from STL 12/05
  • re-signed 12/04 (avoided arbitration), 2 year/$4.6M (05-06)+$2.75M07 club option
  • 05:c$1.85M, 06:c$2.75M, 07:$2.75M club option
  • acquired in trade from ATL 12/03 acquired in trade from MIL 12/02
  • 2 year/$2.2M (02-03)+$0.9M 04 club option
  • 02:$0.3M+$0.15M in bonuses
  • 03:$0.38M ($0.62M if he reaches Super 2) 04:$1M club option 0.1M buyout
  • 1 year/$0.22M (01)

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Transaction of the Day: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-16
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Transaction Analysis: NL-Brand KetchupChristina Kahrl2007-05-24
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Transaction of the Day: Studies in Damage ControlChristina Kahrl2007-05-04
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Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
The Week in Quotes: November 7-13Alex Carnevale2006-11-13
Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-03
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you and Ray King were trapped in a blender, how would you escape?
(bradleyankrom from NYNY)
I need some more context. Where is the blender? A standard kitchen? (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-12-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's say you're shrunk and placed in a blender next to Ray King. How do you escape?
(Billy from Ocean)
Is Ray King also shrunk to roughly the same size (or scale of size) as me? In either case, I would probably treat it as a hostage negotiation, with the unfortunate property of me being the hostage. (Russell Carleton)
2012-08-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)How would you get out if you were placed into a giant blender alongside Ray King?
(dipotonotdipoto from brooklyn)
I wouldn't. Why fight it? I'd be honored to make up some small part of a Ray King-based smoothie. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you get out if you were placed into a giant blender alongside Ray King?
(dipotonotdipoto from brooklyn)
I don't have a great answer for this, which makes me unqualified to work for Goldman Sachs (hooray!). But I will note that it took me Ray King's entire career, plus four years of inactivity, before I finally realized today that his name is Raking. Not quite Grant Balfour or Dave Heaverlo, but an underrated pitcher aptonym. (Sam Miller)
2012-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you get out if you were placed into a giant blender alongside Ray King?
(dipotonotdipoto from brooklyn)
I don't have a good answer for this, so I'm going to open it up to the audience... how would YOU get out if you were placed into a giant blender alongside Ray King? (Bradley Ankrom)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Ray King threw 302 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Slider (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph).