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Kelly Wunsch PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 177 11 6 1 145 3.76 0.1
Birth Date7-12-1972
Height6' 5"
Weight192 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
2000 CHA 27 83 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 6 3 1 10 0 0 259 50 22 20 4 73 29 28 2 51 2.93 3.92 4.85 3.9 0.4
2001 CHA 28 33 0 22.3 0.0 22.3 2 1 0 4 0 0 105 21 19 19 4 35 9 8 6 16 7.66 6.01 7.88 -4.7 -0.5
2002 CHA 29 50 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 2 1 0 3 0 0 138 26 12 12 3 39 19 18 5 22 3.41 5.17 5.65 -1.0 -0.1
2003 CHA 30 43 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 160 17 13 11 1 25 25 21 7 33 2.75 4.29 5.55 1.1 0.1
2004 CHA 31 3 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0.00 3.66 4.06 0.4 0.0
2005 LAN 32 45 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 105 20 12 12 2 30 14 12 2 22 4.56 4.26 4.12 1.0 0.1
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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
1993 BLT A 12 12 63.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BLT A 17 17 83.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 HEL Rk 9 9 51.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BLT A 14 14 85.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 STO A+ 14 13 74.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 STO A+ 24 22 143.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ELP AA 17 17 101.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LOU AAA 9 8 51.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HUN AA 22 3 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LOU AAA 16 2 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 83 0 61.3 4.85 105 .221 .277 .351 .449 .266 .266 96 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2001 CHA MLB 33 0 22.3 7.88 46 .287 .268 .336 .437 .264 .243 104 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2002 CHA MLB 50 0 31.7 5.65 84 .240 .263 .331 .426 .265 .258 100 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2002 CHR AAA 10 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 43 0 36.0 5.55 88 .230 .270 .336 .436 .267 .170 101 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2003 CHR AAA 3 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 3 0 2.0 4.06 123 .235 .260 .315 .419 .246 .333 104 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2004 CHR AAA 27 0 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LAN MLB 45 0 23.7 4.12 109 .254 .273 .350 .433 .273 .277 99 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.1
2006 LVG AAA 11 0 8.0 3.56 134 .295 .289 .363 .452 .278 .462 112 2.7 0.3 2.4 0.2

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
1993 BLT A 1 5 0 12 12 63.3 58 39 61 5 0% .000 8.2 5.5 0.7 8.7 1.53 4.83 0.0 0.0
1994 HEL Rk 4 2 0 9 9 51.0 52 30 37 7 0% .000 9.2 5.3 1.2 6.5 1.61 5.12 0.0 0.0
1994 BLT A 3 10 0 17 17 83.3 88 47 77 11 0% .000 9.5 5.1 1.2 8.3 1.62 6.16 0.0 0.0
1995 STO A+ 5 6 0 14 13 74.3 89 39 62 4 0% .000 10.8 4.7 0.5 7.5 1.72 5.33 0.0 0.0
1995 BLT A 4 7 0 14 14 85.7 90 37 66 7 0% .000 9.5 3.9 0.7 6.9 1.48 4.20 0.0 0.0
1997 STO A+ 7 9 0 24 22 143.0 141 62 98 11 0% .294 8.9 3.9 0.7 6.2 1.42 3.46 0.0 0.0
1998 LOU AAA 3 1 0 9 8 51.7 53 15 36 6 0% .000 9.2 2.6 1.0 6.3 1.32 3.83 0.0 0.0
1998 ELP AA 5 6 0 17 17 101.3 127 31 70 11 0% .000 11.3 2.8 1.0 6.2 1.56 5.95 0.0 0.0
1999 LOU AAA 2 1 0 16 2 41.7 52 14 20 4 0% .000 11.2 3.0 0.9 4.3 1.58 4.75 0.0 0.0
1999 HUN AA 4 1 1 22 3 50.7 40 23 35 1 0% .000 7.1 4.1 0.2 6.2 1.24 1.95 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 6 3 1 83 0 61.3 50 29 51 4 73% .266 7.3 4.3 0.6 7.5 1.29 2.93 3.9 0.4
2001 CHA MLB 2 1 0 33 0 22.3 21 9 16 4 70% .243 8.5 3.6 1.6 6.4 1.34 7.66 -4.7 -0.5
2002 CHA MLB 2 1 0 50 0 31.7 26 19 22 3 64% .258 7.4 5.4 0.9 6.3 1.42 3.41 -1.0 -0.1
2002 CHR AAA 1 0 0 10 2 12.0 13 5 9 0 0% .371 9.8 3.8 0.0 6.8 1.50 2.25 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 0 0 0 43 0 36.0 17 25 33 1 54% .170 4.2 6.2 0.2 8.2 1.17 2.75 1.1 0.1
2003 CHR AAA 0 1 0 3 0 3.3 6 0 4 1 0% .500 16.4 0.0 2.7 10.9 1.82 5.45 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 67% .333 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.50 0.00 0.4 0.0
2004 CHR AAA 1 0 2 27 0 27.7 21 12 29 1 0% .294 6.8 3.9 0.3 9.4 1.19 2.92 0.0 0.0
2005 LAN MLB 1 1 0 45 0 23.7 20 14 22 2 37% .277 7.6 5.3 0.8 8.4 1.44 4.56 1.0 0.1
2006 LVG AAA 1 1 0 11 0 8.0 12 4 10 0 50% .462 13.5 4.5 0.0 11.2 2.00 9.00 2.4 0.2

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-09-13 2005-09-13 On-Alr 0 0 Left Hip Surgery Debridement and Labrum Repair 2005-09-13
2005-07-05 2005-10-03 60-DL 90 80 Right Ankle Surgery Torn Peroneal Tendon 2005-07-20
2004-04-04 2004-05-09 15-DL 35 29 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-06-12 2003-07-25 15-DL 43 38 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2002-03-31 2002-05-18 15-DL 48 42 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2001-06-19 2001-10-08 15-DL 111 96 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2001-07-10 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 LAN $550,000
2004 CHA $800,000
2003 CHA $575,000
2002 CHA $285,000
2001 CHA $260,000
2000 CHA $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$2,670,000
6 yrTotal$2,670,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 62 d

Details
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from LAD 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • optioned (?) 3/06
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/05, 1 year/$0.65M (06)+$75K bonuses ($25K each 40,50,60 g)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/05 signed as a free agent from CHW 12/04, 1 year/$0.55M (05) (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 5/04 re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$0.8M (04) (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.575M (03)+$0.1M bonuses 11/02
  • 1 year/$0.285M (02) 3/02

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 %
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
2006 Troubled by shoulder woes for much of 2004, Wunsch made good on a minor-league contract and won the LOOGY job in spring training. While not as unhittable as he`d been in the past, his funky sidearm delivery still gives lefty batters fits. His ERA was done in by the performance of the relievers following him; his Fair Run Average was a very respectable 2.46. Alas, he sprained his ankle in early July and needed season-ending surgery, and later had minor surgery on his hip as well. He`ll look for work again after refusing a minor-league assignment.
2003 Damaso Marte’s strong start allowed the Sox to take their time with Wunsch’s rehab, bringing him back from rotator cuff surgery in May after a rehab stint in Triple-A. Wunsch was a reliable performer for the team down the stretch, and lefty specialists generally have nine lives, so expect to see his name popping up in box scores for the next decade or so.
2002 Relief pitchers are fungible. Wunsch was great in 2000, but when he needed rotator-cuff surgery last summer, there were plenty of candidates to take over his role. That the options the White Sox tried weren't all that effective doesn't make Wunsch more valuable than any other LOOGY. He's supposed to be healthy in the spring and will have first dibs on his old job.
2001 Kelly Wunsch is a guy we’ve been pulling for over the years, because if Mike Myers could make good money as a sidearming situational left-hander who couldn’t dent bread, then Kelly Wunsch deserved a shot. Jerry Manuel made up for all those years without a lefty reliever, using Wunsch a league-leading 83 times. If you’re a Sox fan, what’s nice about the pickup of guys like Wunsch or Singleton is that it demonstrates that the Sox are doing a good job scouting other team’s systems to find hidden value. You’d be surprised how few teams invest the time.
2000 Since he started throwing sidearm at the tail end of 1998, he's become a better pitcher. It's cost him velocity but given him better control, and he now keeps almost everything in the infield. He started the year recuperating from a broken foot, and he finished it a minor-league free agent. If you were looking for an adequate left-handed specialist, he would be a good choice.
1999 Frustrated by his injuries and a lack of development, the Brewers are considering switching him to relief. Could end up surprising some people, in that he’s good at keeping the ball low and in the infield. At worst he’ll be the new Blaise Illsley, but lefties are lefties, so he can look forward to years of spring training invites.
1998 Once a top prospect, Wunsch lost ’96 to surgery on the ulnar nerve in his left elbow. When he came back, he did not throw with the same velocity, and he tended to belt guys to reclaim the inner corner of the plate. Both he and Mike Pasqualicchio are in the same boat: they’re left-handed pitching prospects who have struggled to make it out of A-ball, although Wunsch should advance.

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The BP Wayback Machine: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2013-01-18
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2008-06-05
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 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 8-19Christina Kahrl2005-10-20
Prospectus Notebook: Braves, Phillies, GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-7Christina Kahrl2005-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: No DefenseJoe Sheehan2005-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 10, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Don't Mess With TexasWill Carroll2005-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Dodger BluesJoe Sheehan2005-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Dodger BullpenJoe Sheehan2005-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 2-8, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 17-20, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Chicago White SoxWill Carroll2004-03-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: And Down the Stretch They Come...Joe Sheehan2003-09-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis CardinalsBaseball Prospectus2003-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 25-28Christina Kahrl2003-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
The Daily Prospectus: A Look at the Pitching NumbersMichael Wolverton2002-09-09
The Daily Prospectus: Time to Go, KennyJoe Sheehan2002-07-26
Transaction Analysis: June 11-12, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-22
Prospectus Feature: Not-in-Book Players: Some Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2002-04-12
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
My IBA Ballot: Our Staff Makes the CallKeith Woolner2000-10-24


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