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Jason Christiansen PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 433.7 27 26 16 384 4.30 2.9
Birth Date9-21-1969
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
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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
1995 PIT 25 63 0 56.3 0.0 56.3 1 3 0 4 0 0 255 49 28 26 5 78 34 25 3 53 4.15 4.31 4.45 1.9 0.2
1996 PIT 26 33 0 44.3 0.0 44.3 3 3 0 2 0 0 205 56 34 33 7 90 19 17 1 38 6.70 4.79 5.33 -0.8 -0.1
1997 PIT 27 39 0 33.7 0.0 33.7 3 0 0 3 0 0 154 37 11 11 2 49 17 14 2 37 2.94 3.34 3.68 5.9 0.6
1998 PIT 28 60 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 3 3 6 4 0 0 269 51 22 18 2 70 27 20 0 71 2.51 2.53 2.77 16.3 1.6
1999 PIT 29 39 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 2 3 3 3 0 0 158 26 17 17 2 40 22 18 2 35 4.06 3.82 4.14 4.2 0.5
2000 PIT 30 44 0 38.0 0.0 38.0 2 8 1 5 0 0 164 28 22 21 2 41 25 21 0 41 4.97 3.56 4.31 5.6 0.5
2000 SLN 30 21 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 46 13 7 6 1 19 2 1 2 12 5.40 3.16 4.39 1.2 0.1
2001 SFN 31 25 0 17.0 0.0 17.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 66 14 3 3 1 18 5 5 0 12 1.59 3.24 3.64 2.5 0.2
2001 SLN 31 30 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 1 1 3 0 0 0 83 15 10 10 4 29 10 9 1 19 4.66 5.44 6.31 -2.5 -0.3
2002 SFN 32 6 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 21 6 3 3 1 11 2 2 0 1 5.40 6.28 6.29 -0.7 -0.1
2003 SFN 33 40 0 26.0 0.0 26.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 115 25 15 15 3 44 11 11 1 22 5.19 4.17 4.54 0.5 0.1
2004 SFN 34 60 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 4 3 3 11 0 0 167 34 20 18 3 47 26 25 3 22 4.50 5.23 6.25 -3.8 -0.4
2005 ANA 35 12 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 7 1 1 0 9 2 2 0 4 2.45 2.51 2.61 1.2 0.1
2005 SFN 35 56 0 42.0 0.0 42.0 6 1 0 4 0 0 188 48 27 25 4 69 15 13 0 17 5.36 4.49 5.49 -1.8 -0.2
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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
1995 PIT MLB 63 0 56.3 4.45 105 .258 .260 .331 .408 .257 .275 101 2.8 0.3 1.9 0.2
1996 PIT MLB 33 0 44.3 5.33 89 .293 .259 .323 .407 .251 .350 102 -0.2 -0.0 -0.8 -0.1
1997 PIT MLB 39 0 33.7 3.68 121 .258 .267 .341 .420 .265 .365 101 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
1998 PIT MLB 60 0 64.7 2.77 141 .212 .269 .338 .431 .264 .290 101 16.3 1.6 16.3 1.6
1999 PIT MLB 39 0 37.7 4.14 113 .225 .276 .349 .442 .264 .247 96 3.6 0.3 4.2 0.5
2000 PIT MLB 44 0 38.0 4.31 116 .217 .268 .341 .425 .258 .271 102 5.6 0.5 5.6 0.5
2000 SLN MLB 21 0 10.0 4.39 115 .286 .274 .350 .448 .269 .414 101 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2001 SFN MLB 25 0 17.0 3.64 122 .207 .281 .360 .479 .281 .271 99 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2001 SLN MLB 30 0 19.3 6.31 71 .250 .272 .342 .445 .269 .224 102 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2002 SFN MLB 6 0 5.0 6.29 47 .310 .265 .328 .403 .263 .294 91 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2003 SFN MLB 40 0 26.0 4.54 100 .263 .264 .336 .418 .264 .282 98 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2004 SFN MLB 60 0 36.0 6.25 66 .263 .271 .345 .447 .271 .274 100 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2005 ANA MLB 12 0 3.7 2.61 144 .332 .267 .322 .419 .257 .500 98 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2005 SFN MLB 56 0 42.0 5.49 75 .288 .269 .341 .431 .269 .289 96 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -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
1995 PIT MLB 1 3 0 63 0 56.3 49 34 53 5 42% .275 7.8 5.4 0.8 8.5 1.47 4.15 1.9 0.2
1996 PIT MLB 3 3 0 33 0 44.3 56 19 38 7 47% .350 11.4 3.9 1.4 7.7 1.69 6.70 -0.8 -0.1
1997 PIT MLB 3 0 0 39 0 33.7 37 17 37 2 44% .365 9.9 4.5 0.5 9.9 1.60 2.94 5.9 0.6
1998 PIT MLB 3 3 6 60 0 64.7 51 27 71 2 38% .290 7.1 3.8 0.3 9.9 1.21 2.51 16.3 1.6
1999 PIT MLB 2 3 3 39 0 37.7 26 22 35 2 57% .247 6.2 5.3 0.5 8.4 1.27 4.06 4.2 0.5
2000 SLN MLB 1 0 0 21 0 10.0 13 2 12 1 41% .414 11.7 1.8 0.9 10.8 1.50 5.40 1.2 0.1
2000 PIT MLB 2 8 1 44 0 38.0 28 25 41 2 52% .271 6.6 5.9 0.5 9.7 1.39 4.97 5.6 0.5
2001 SLN MLB 1 1 3 30 0 19.3 15 10 19 4 38% .224 7.0 4.7 1.9 8.8 1.29 4.66 -2.5 -0.3
2001 SFN MLB 1 0 0 25 0 17.0 14 5 12 1 54% .271 7.4 2.6 0.5 6.4 1.12 1.59 2.5 0.2
2002 SFN MLB 0 1 0 6 0 5.0 6 2 1 1 42% .294 10.8 3.6 1.8 1.8 1.60 5.40 -0.7 -0.1
2003 SFN MLB 0 0 0 40 0 26.0 25 11 22 3 42% .282 8.7 3.8 1.0 7.6 1.38 5.19 0.5 0.1
2004 SFN MLB 4 3 3 60 0 36.0 34 26 22 3 54% .274 8.5 6.5 0.8 5.5 1.67 4.50 -3.8 -0.4
2005 ANA MLB 0 0 0 12 0 3.7 7 2 4 0 29% .500 17.2 4.9 0.0 9.8 2.45 2.45 1.2 0.1
2005 SFN MLB 6 1 0 56 0 42.0 48 15 17 4 53% .289 10.3 3.2 0.9 3.6 1.50 5.36 -1.8 -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
2005-02-27 2005-03-01 Camp 2 0 Left Knee Swelling - -
2004-06-19 2004-07-06 15-DL 17 16 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2004-04-28 2004-05-01 DTD 3 3 - Lower Leg Contusion Shin From Batted Ball - -
2003-08-10 2003-08-16 DTD 6 4 Left Elbow Loose Bodies Scar Tissue - -
2003-03-30 2003-06-04 60-DL 66 57 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-05-30
2002-04-18 2002-09-29 60-DL 164 146 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-05-30 -
2002-03-01 2002-03-15 Camp 14 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2001-04-02 2001-05-08 15-DL 36 30 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Rotator Cuff and Labrum 2000-10-26 -
2000-10-26 2000-10-26 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff and Labrum 2000-10-26 -
2000-08-11 2000-08-18 DTD 7 6 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2000-06-24 2000-06-29 DTD 5 4 - Low Back Spasms - -
2000-05-18 2000-05-24 DTD 6 5 - Neck Strain - -
2000-03-01 2000-03-24 Camp 23 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
1999-08-23 1999-09-24 15-DL 32 28 - Neck Strain - -
1999-07-29 1999-08-22 15-DL 24 22 - Neck Strain - -
1999-05-07 1999-05-28 15-DL 21 19 - Neck Strain - -
1997-03-31 1997-06-19 60-DL 80 69 Right Knee Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 ANA $1,000,000
2005 SFN $1,000,000
2004 SFN $2,300,000
2003 SFN $2,200,000
2002 SFN $1,733,333
2001 SLN, SFN $1,600,000
2000 PIT, SLN $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,833,333
6 yrTotal$10,833,333

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 110 dBarry Meister

Details
  • club declined 06 option 10/05
  • acquired in trade from SF 8/05 designated for assignment 8/05 re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$1.05M (05), plus $1.5M 06 club option ($50K-$0.15M buyout, based on 05 stats) SF declined $3.25M 05 buyout 11/04
  • 3 year/$6.8M (02-04), plus $3.25M 05 club option $0.3M buyout
  • $0.4M signing bonus, 02:$1.6M, 03:$2.2M, 04:$2.3M, 05:$3.25M club option $0.3M buyout
  • $0.4M in addl bonuses
  • acquired in trade from STL 7/01

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Two years after Tommy John surgery, Christiansen walked more batters than he struck out. He hasn't been a truly solid pitcher since his late 20s, and has struggled with his control even then. Nevertheless, the Giants signed him for $1.5 million plus an option for '06, because the three-year, $6.8 million deal they gave him a few years ago wasn't enough wasted money. Memo to Brian Sabean: Just because you want to get guys who can help Bonds right now doesn't mean they need to be AARP-eligible and average at best.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Exiting Stage LeftJim Baker2008-07-11
Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Astros, NationalsBaseball Prospectus2006-01-27
Playoff Prospectus: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimChristina Kahrl2005-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Playoff PreviewsJoe Sheehan2005-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-7Christina Kahrl2005-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
Prospectus Notebook: CHW, OAK, SFBaseball Prospectus2005-09-01
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
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 27-November 2Christina Kahrl2004-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-8Christina Kahrl2004-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 21-24Christina Kahrl2004-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hip To Be SquareWill Carroll2004-06-22
Prospectus Today: It's a Beautiful Game Because It Surprises YouJoe Sheehan2003-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Late ShiftJoe Sheehan2003-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Beast of BurdenWill Carroll2003-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Scary Moment at WrigleyWill Carroll2003-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Watching and WaitingWill Carroll2003-06-04
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-09
Transaction Analysis: July 26-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-29
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-12
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22


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