Biographical

Portrait of Eddie Guardado

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 944.7 46 61 187 798 4.31 10.1
Birth Date10-2-1970
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
BatsR
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
1993 MIN 22 19 16 94.7 87.3 7.3 3 8 0 0 5 1 426 123 68 65 13 206 36 34 1 46 6.18 4.99 5.07 6.3 0.6
1994 MIN 23 4 4 17.0 17.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1 0 81 26 16 16 3 46 4 4 0 8 8.47 5.26 6.28 0.4 0.0
1995 MIN 24 51 5 91.3 21.3 70.0 4 9 2 6 1 0 410 99 54 52 13 155 45 43 0 71 5.12 4.91 4.95 12.0 1.2
1996 MIN 25 83 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 6 5 4 5 0 0 313 61 45 43 12 113 33 29 3 74 5.25 4.82 4.89 9.9 0.9
1997 MIN 26 69 0 46.0 0.0 46.0 0 4 1 3 0 0 201 45 23 20 7 75 17 15 2 54 3.91 4.01 4.28 5.0 0.5
1998 MIN 27 79 0 65.7 0.0 65.7 3 1 0 5 0 0 286 66 34 33 10 114 28 22 0 53 4.52 4.87 4.51 8.1 0.8
1999 MIN 28 63 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 2 5 2 2 0 0 197 37 24 24 6 74 25 21 2 50 4.50 4.43 5.21 3.7 0.4
2000 MIN 29 70 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 7 4 9 4 0 0 262 55 27 27 14 106 25 22 1 52 3.94 5.75 5.51 -0.1 -0.0
2001 MIN 30 67 0 66.7 0.0 66.7 7 1 12 3 0 0 270 47 27 26 5 73 23 19 1 67 3.51 3.14 3.96 9.8 1.0
2002 MIN 31 68 0 67.7 0.0 67.7 1 3 45 6 0 0 270 53 22 22 9 91 18 16 1 70 2.93 3.56 3.77 12.8 1.3
2003 MIN 32 66 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 3 5 41 4 0 0 260 50 22 21 7 82 14 12 0 60 2.89 3.29 3.86 11.9 1.2
2004 SEA 33 41 0 45.3 0.0 45.3 2 2 18 7 0 0 176 31 14 14 8 58 14 14 1 45 2.78 4.46 4.84 4.5 0.4
2005 SEA 34 58 0 56.3 0.0 56.3 2 3 36 5 0 0 238 52 23 17 7 86 15 12 0 48 2.72 3.76 3.89 10.6 1.1
2006 CIN 35 15 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 0 0 8 2 0 0 58 15 5 2 2 25 2 1 1 17 1.29 3.18 3.04 3.8 0.4
2006 SEA 35 28 0 23.0 0.0 23.0 1 3 5 4 0 0 108 29 14 14 8 57 11 10 0 22 5.48 7.23 5.99 -0.7 -0.1
2007 CIN 36 15 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 0 0 2 0 0 62 16 11 11 2 29 4 4 1 8 7.24 5.01 6.20 -0.2 -0.0
2008 MIN 37 9 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 33 12 6 6 1 18 2 2 0 5 7.71 4.45 4.12 1.1 0.1
2008 TEX 37 55 0 49.3 0.0 49.3 3 3 4 0 0 0 194 38 20 20 3 62 17 15 0 28 3.65 3.85 4.93 6.9 0.7
2009 TEX 38 48 0 38.3 0.0 38.3 1 2 0 4 0 0 166 39 21 19 8 70 15 14 2 20 4.46 6.14 6.92 -3.3 -0.3
Career90825944.7125.7819.04661187637140118944764521381540348309167984.314.504.76102.710.1

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
1991 ELZ Rk 14 13 92.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 KEN A 18 18 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 VIS A+ 7 7 49.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MIN MLB 19 16 94.7 5.07 92 .307 .266 .331 .405 .261 .333 99 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
1993 NAA AA 10 10 65.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 MIN MLB 4 4 17.0 6.28 84 .324 .266 .328 .434 .260 .348 102 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
1994 SLC AAA 24 24 151.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB 51 5 91.3 4.95 106 .273 .266 .337 .417 .262 .306 103 12.0 1.2 12.0 1.2
1996 MIN MLB 83 0 73.7 4.89 113 .247 .281 .352 .448 .270 .257 103 9.9 0.9 9.9 0.9
1997 MIN MLB 69 0 46.0 4.28 112 .263 .278 .346 .442 .270 .314 98 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
1998 MIN MLB 79 0 65.7 4.51 111 .269 .279 .348 .446 .274 .287 100 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
1999 MIN MLB 63 0 48.0 5.21 102 .241 .278 .355 .455 .271 .272 100 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
1999 NBR AA 3 0 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB 70 0 61.7 5.51 90 .254 .274 .348 .454 .267 .241 94 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2001 MIN MLB 67 0 66.7 3.96 119 .207 .271 .337 .440 .265 .241 100 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2002 MIN MLB 68 0 67.7 3.77 120 .222 .259 .321 .410 .255 .256 97 12.8 1.3 12.8 1.3
2003 MIN MLB 66 0 65.3 3.86 121 .207 .263 .326 .422 .261 .240 99 11.9 1.2 11.9 1.2
2004 SEA MLB 41 0 45.3 4.84 106 .209 .269 .336 .435 .260 .213 102 4.8 0.5 4.5 0.4
2005 SEA MLB 58 0 56.3 3.89 115 .257 .266 .327 .425 .262 .268 97 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
2006 CIN MLB 15 0 14.0 3.04 137 .253 .270 .338 .426 .266 .361 99 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2006 SEA MLB 28 0 23.0 5.99 80 .325 .271 .337 .441 .260 .313 101 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 CIN MLB 15 0 13.7 6.20 75 .282 .275 .338 .453 .269 .298 103 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2007 DYT A 3 0 3.0 3.64 114 .140 .271 .350 .413 .273 .250 97 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 LOU AAA 9 0 8.0 7.42 27 .342 .247 .309 .361 .244 .292 82 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2008 MIN MLB 9 0 7.0 4.12 110 .352 .267 .332 .428 .265 .440 97 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 TEX MLB 55 0 49.3 4.93 108 .204 .270 .341 .423 .267 .240 114 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2009 TEX MLB 48 0 38.3 6.92 66 .274 .267 .332 .415 .260 .256 107 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -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
1991 ELZ Rk 8 4 0 14 13 92.0 67 31 106 5 0% .000 6.6 3.0 0.5 10.4 1.07 1.86 0.0 0.0
1992 KEN A 5 10 0 18 18 101.0 106 30 103 5 0% .000 9.4 2.7 0.4 9.2 1.35 4.37 0.0 0.0
1992 VIS A+ 7 0 0 7 7 49.3 47 10 39 1 0% .000 8.6 1.8 0.2 7.1 1.16 1.64 0.0 0.0
1993 MIN MLB 3 8 0 19 16 94.7 123 36 46 13 33% .333 11.7 3.4 1.2 4.4 1.68 6.18 6.3 0.6
1993 NAA AA 4 0 0 10 10 65.3 53 10 57 1 0% .000 7.3 1.4 0.1 7.9 0.96 1.24 0.0 0.0
1994 MIN MLB 0 2 0 4 4 17.0 26 4 8 3 29% .348 13.8 2.1 1.6 4.2 1.76 8.47 0.4 0.0
1994 SLC AAA 12 7 0 24 24 151.0 171 51 87 23 0% .000 10.2 3.0 1.4 5.2 1.47 4.83 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB 4 9 2 51 5 91.3 99 45 71 13 34% .306 9.8 4.4 1.3 7.0 1.58 5.12 12.0 1.2
1996 MIN MLB 6 5 4 83 0 73.7 61 33 74 12 29% .257 7.5 4.0 1.5 9.0 1.28 5.25 9.9 0.9
1997 MIN MLB 0 4 1 69 0 46.0 45 17 54 7 29% .314 8.8 3.3 1.4 10.6 1.35 3.91 5.0 0.5
1998 MIN MLB 3 1 0 79 0 65.7 66 28 53 10 37% .287 9.0 3.8 1.4 7.3 1.43 4.52 8.1 0.8
1999 MIN MLB 2 5 2 63 0 48.0 37 25 50 6 31% .272 6.9 4.7 1.1 9.4 1.29 4.50 3.7 0.4
1999 NBR AA 0 0 0 3 0 4.7 3 0 5 0 0% .000 5.7 0.0 0.0 9.6 0.64 1.91 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB 7 4 9 70 0 61.7 55 25 52 14 32% .241 8.0 3.6 2.0 7.6 1.30 3.94 -0.1 -0.0
2001 MIN MLB 7 1 12 67 0 66.7 47 23 67 5 35% .241 6.3 3.1 0.7 9.0 1.05 3.51 9.8 1.0
2002 MIN MLB 1 3 45 68 0 67.7 53 18 70 9 37% .256 7.0 2.4 1.2 9.3 1.05 2.93 12.8 1.3
2003 MIN MLB 3 5 41 66 0 65.3 50 14 60 7 32% .240 6.9 1.9 1.0 8.3 0.98 2.89 11.9 1.2
2004 SEA MLB 2 2 18 41 0 45.3 31 14 45 8 28% .213 6.2 2.8 1.6 8.9 0.99 2.78 4.5 0.4
2005 SEA MLB 2 3 36 58 0 56.3 52 15 48 7 35% .268 8.3 2.4 1.1 7.7 1.19 2.72 10.6 1.1
2006 SEA MLB 1 3 5 28 0 23.0 29 11 22 8 37% .313 11.3 4.3 3.1 8.6 1.74 5.48 -0.7 -0.1
2006 CIN MLB 0 0 8 15 0 14.0 15 2 17 2 34% .361 9.6 1.3 1.3 10.9 1.21 1.29 3.8 0.4
2007 LOU AAA 0 0 0 9 0 8.0 11 4 3 2 31% .292 12.4 4.5 2.2 3.4 1.88 4.50 -2.4 -0.2
2007 DYT A 0 0 1 3 0 3.0 2 0 3 0 25% .250 6.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.67 0.00 0.4 0.0
2007 CIN MLB 0 0 0 15 0 13.7 16 4 8 2 22% .298 10.5 2.6 1.3 5.3 1.46 7.24 -0.2 -0.0
2008 MIN MLB 1 1 0 9 0 7.0 12 2 5 1 23% .440 15.4 2.6 1.3 6.4 2.00 7.71 1.1 0.1
2008 TEX MLB 3 3 4 55 0 49.3 38 17 28 3 29% .240 6.9 3.1 0.5 5.1 1.11 3.65 6.9 0.7
2009 TEX MLB 1 2 0 48 0 38.3 39 15 20 8 38% .256 9.2 3.5 1.9 4.7 1.41 4.46 -3.3 -0.3

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 921 0.5472 0.4712 0.8641 0.6726 0.2278 0.8673 0.8526 0.1359
2009 705 0.5617 0.4865 0.8659 0.7020 0.2104 0.8957 0.7385 0.1341
Career16260.55350.47780.86490.68530.22030.87960.80310.1351

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-15 2009-09-05 15-DL 21 20 Left Knee Inflammation -
2009-03-13 2009-03-25 Camp 12 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2009-02-27 2009-03-07 Camp 8 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-07-01 2008-07-04 DTD 3 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-06-22 2008-06-22 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-04-05 2008-04-25 15-DL 20 19 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-03-13 2008-03-28 Camp 15 0 Left Knee Strain -
2007-04-01 2007-08-07 60-DL 128 111 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-08
2006-08-20 2006-10-01 15-DL 42 38 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-08
2006-06-24 2006-06-24 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2005-02-25 2005-04-04 Camp 38 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-08-23 2004-08-23 On-Alr 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-08-23
2004-08-01 2004-10-04 60-DL 64 59 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2004-04-05 2004-04-10 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2004-03-05 2004-03-06 Camp 1 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2001-06-05 2001-06-20 15-DL 15 13 Left Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
1999-05-22 1999-06-28 15-DL 37 33 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 TEX $1,000,000
2008 TEX $2,000,000
2007 CIN $500,000
2006 SEA $6,250,000
2005 SEA $6,250,000
2004 SEA $4,000,000
2003 MIN $2,700,000
2002 MIN $1,800,000
2001 MIN $1,800,000
2000 MIN $875,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$27,175,000
10 yrTotal$27,175,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 141 dKevin Kohler

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/27/09 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$1M (2009). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/3/09 (minor-league contract). salary of $1M on 40-man roster. $2.5M in performance bonuses ($0.1M each for 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 games. $0.2M for 35 GF, $0.3M for 40 GF. $0.4M for 45 GF. $0.5M for 50 GF. $0.6M for 55 GF). Assignment bonuses if traded: No bonus if traded to AL West or NL West club. $0.1M bonus if traded to AL Central or NL Central club. $0.25M bonus if traded to AL East or NL East club. $0.5M bonus if traded to 1 of 4 clubs designated by Guardado. Contract purchased by Texas 4/5/09.
  • 1 year/$2M (2008). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/11/08. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 GF. $0.35M each for 50, 55 GF. $0.4M each for 60, 65 GF. $0.25M each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games. Assignment bonus: $0.25M for trade to AL East or NL East (each time), $0.1M each for trade to AL Central or AL Central (each time). Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Texas 8/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2007), plus 2008 club option. Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract). 07: $0.5M on major-league roster, 08:$3M club option. $1.4M in roster bonuses, $1.2M in performance bonuses. 2008 option may increase to as much as $7M based on 2007 statistics. Contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/07. Cincinnati declined $3.5M 2008 option 10/31/07.
  • 1 year/$4M (2004), plus 2005, 2006 options. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/03. 04:$4M, 05:$6M club option or $4M player option, 06:$6.25M club option or $4.25M player option. $1M annually in performance bonuses based on GF. Limited no-trade clause allowing Guardado to block deals to 10 clubs, including Boston &
  • both New York teams. Guardado exercised $4M 2005 player option 11/04. Seattle exercised $6.25M club option 11/05. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 7/06, with Mariners paying about $2.5M of remaining 2006 salary.
  • 2 years/$3.6M (2001-02), plus 2003 option. Re-signed by Minnesota. 01:$1.8M, 02:$1.8M, 03:$2.7M club option or $1.4M player option. Option exercised 10/02.

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Formerly famous Everyday Eddie has become something of an oxymoron, as attempts to pitch him on back-to-back days went badly (10.57 ERA with zero days' rest), and his ability to retire lefties with any regularity has also deserted him. As with Pudge Rodriguez, he's taking the formerly famous shtick to DC to provide a sprinkling of gray hair in a clubhouse likely to be stocked with its share of noobs, and to help out in a pen counting on Matt Capps and Brian Bruney in one of the chunkiest-looking relief corps of modern memory.
2009 Everyday Eddie has fallen far enough from his former fame as a closer that last August the Rangers traded him to the Twins for (Mark) Hamburger. He did a fair job last year, picking up 25 holds, but there's no reason to consider him a high-leverage reliever at this stage.
2008 After elbow surgery cut his 2006 season short, Eddie Guardado made it back to the majors in August of last year and was greeted with fireworks-he allowed ten runs in his first five innings of work. It remains to be seen if a scoreless September will be enough to get him on the LOOGY gravy train elsewhere.
2007 The supposed bullpen savior and part of Krivsky`s attempted reassembly of the 2003 Twins staff, Everyday Eddie`s elbow went sproing a month into his late-game heroics gig. For that brief moment, he provided a nice reminder of what a guy can do with a sneaky delivery and guts, but now he`s recovering from a torn ligament and expected to miss a considerable chunk of 2007. There`s talk that the Reds might bring him back as a non-roster invitee, but retirement`s a possibility.
2006 Nov. 2, 2005: With Guardado looking unlikely to pick up his option for the 2006 season ($5.5 million including incentives), the Mariners exercised the club option for one year, $6.25 million. Mariner Nation howls in protest, berating that kind of money for a 35-year-old 55-60 inning guy who`s still useful, but clearly not that valuable. Nov. 28, 2005: The Blue Jays sign B.J. Ryan to a five-year, $47 million contract. All is forgiven.
2005 Guardado's knee problem led to a shoulder problem, ending his season. Rehabbing a torn rotator cuff seems reasonable if it's as minor a tear as they say. If it was caused by mechanical problems resulting from another injury, it also seems reasonable that it won't recur. But once it's torn, there's no going back. We wouldn't count on him pitching regularly or even returning this year. Rotator cuff problems are particularly subject to setbacks, and the heart-breaking discovery that the injury's much worse than previously suspected. Like breaking up with a hot, crazy girlfriend.
2003 Bless the Twins, Eddie Guardado had never been a closer per se, but did they care? They gave him the trophy stat, and while he didn’t really pitch any better than he had the year before, he got a neato ‘45’ in the saves column that will keep him gainfully employed until he’s 40, or as long as he wants if he wants to go Orosco on us.
2002 Every manager would love to have Everyday Eddie in the pen, a left-hander who can get guys out on a regular basis, pitch 75 games a year, bounce back quickly, and get you a double play or a strikeout when you need one. He’s Minnesota's cultural answer to John Franco, and worthy of a big red "S" on his chest.
2001 Eddie Guardado had the kind of season you get only by pitching for Tom Kelly. He pitched in long relief, situational relief, and closed some games. He came in with men on, he came in with the bases clear. He came in when the Twins were down or the score was tied, but rarely did he come in when the Twins had a lead. Of course, this is the Twins, so how often could that happen, anyway? Continue to expect the unexpected.
2000 Another part of the Twins’ unheralded but effective bullpen, and someone with considerable value in a trade market where a Ricky Rincon can fetch a Brian Giles. His rubber-arm reputation did take a hit this year, as he went on the disabled list in June for the first time in his career, but he was back in action after the All-Star break. He’s waiting for his moment to outshine other great situational left-handers like Graeme Lloyd or Paul Assenmacher. As an ex-starter, he can do more than just pitch in situational relief if given the chance.
1999 Serviceable left-handed reliever who can be used as either a one-batter guy or as a long man, depending on your other personnel. Moderately valuable to his manager, he has very little value in fantasy games. He doesn't get saves for roto, and he gives up too much power to be useful in Strat or Scoresheet. The sharp decline in his strikeout rate is ominous.
1998 Pitched well for the second year in a row. Did better against right-handed batters than in the past, so he may be ready for a more important role in the bullpen. It’s a waste when a pitcher this good averages three batters faced per outing.
1997 Guardado enjoyed an excellent season as the Twins’ main left-handed reliever. Although his ERA was superficially bad (5.25), he was able to pitch frequently, tying for the AL lead in games (83). He continued his excellence against left-handed batters, holding them to .198/.254/.288. He fiddles with his delivery, mixing four pitches with frequent changes of his throwing motion. In particular, he’ll drop down to sidearm against lefties. He appeared in 35 games after having pitched the previous day, which led the American League, so few people deserve the reputation for having a rubber arm as much as Eddie.
1996  Guardado came up with a lot of promise, but his problems at the major league level reflect those of the Twins' young pitchers. As a whole, the Twins staff is very flyball oriented, with one of the highest flyout to groundout ratios in the league. In the dimly lit Humpdome that can be a disadvantage; in a league in which offense in general is going up, it can be especially dangerous. Guardado generates a lot of flyballs with a good curve and a fastball he keeps high in the strike zone, and he enjoyed a solid season as a middle reliever after being removed from the rotation.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Looks like Florida and Milwaukee have inquired about both Gerald Laird and Eddie Guardado. Any chance of a deal going down with both players getting packaged to one of those teams? What could the Rangers expect in return?
(jsmoore from dallas)
I think the Rangers would get a decen three-player mix of a couple guys who could help now and someone in the future. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Eddie Guardado threw 1,822 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 Fourseam Fastball (87mph), also mixing in a Change (79mph) and Slider (78mph).