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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 75.7 3 5 0 62 5.59 -0.2
Birth Date1-18-1978
Height6' 7"
Weight235 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1999 BAL MLB 2 0 3.0 2 2 1 0 .240 96 6.0 6.0 0.0 3.0 33% .222 .179 1.33 4.54 0.00 108 5.78 -0.0
2004 LAN MLB 6 0 14.3 19 9 11 2 .246 92 11.9 5.7 1.3 6.9 46% .354 .321 1.95 5.74 7.53 112 9.32 -0.6
2005 SDN MLB 10 0 11.0 17 5 10 2 .258 97 13.9 4.1 1.6 8.2 44% .405 .344 2.00 4.90 8.18 101 8.14 -0.3
2006 SLN MLB 5 0 6.3 5 0 5 0 .269 92 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.1 47% .263 .211 0.79 2.00 2.84 96 2.75 0.2
2007 SLN MLB 16 0 18.7 22 8 16 2 .261 99 10.6 3.9 1.0 7.7 47% .351 .273 1.61 4.30 4.82 100 5.67 -0.0
2008 LAN 0 16 0 11.7 11 4 9 2 .259 96 8.5 3.1 1.5 6.9 58% .265 .233 1.29 4.82 6.17 0 0.00 0.0
2008 SDN 0 9 0 10.7 15 8 10 2 .269 89 12.7 6.8 1.7 8.4 57% .394 .329 2.16 5.92 4.22 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TOT MLB 25 0 22.3 26 12 19 4 .264 92 10.5 4.8 1.6 7.7 58% .328 .283 1.70 5.34 5.24 105 5.64 -0.1
CareerMLB64075.791366210.2589510.84.31.27.449%.342.2891.684.795.591046.60-0.8

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
1999 BAL MLB 2 0 3.0 2 2 1 0 .240 96 6.0 6.0 0.0 3.0 33% .222 .179 1.33 4.54 0.00
2004 LAN MLB 6 0 14.3 19 9 11 2 .246 92 11.9 5.7 1.3 6.9 46% .354 .321 1.95 5.74 7.53
2005 SDN MLB 10 0 11.0 17 5 10 2 .258 97 13.9 4.1 1.6 8.2 44% .405 .344 2.00 4.90 8.18
2006 SLN MLB 5 0 6.3 5 0 5 0 .269 92 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.1 47% .263 .211 0.79 2.00 2.84
2007 SLN MLB 16 0 18.7 22 8 16 2 .261 99 10.6 3.9 1.0 7.7 47% .351 .273 1.61 4.30 4.82
2008 LAN MLB 16 0 11.7 11 4 9 2 .259 96 8.5 3.1 1.5 6.9 58% .265 .233 1.29 4.82 6.17
2008 SDN MLB 9 0 10.7 15 8 10 2 .269 89 12.7 6.8 1.7 8.4 57% .394 .329 2.16 5.92 4.22

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 372 0.4892 0.4543 0.8107 0.6484 0.2684 0.8729 0.6667 0.1834
Career3720.48920.45430.81070.64840.26840.87290.66670.1834

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
2004-04-05 2004-04-24 15-DL 19 16 Right Knee Sprain -
2002-06-30 2002-09-05 Minors 67 0 Right Knee Dislocation Patella - -
2002-05-06 2002-06-10 Minors 35 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2001-04-05 2001-04-24 Minors 19 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2000-03-15 2000-09-05 60-DL 174 137 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate 2000-03-15 -
1999-06-08 1999-08-16 Minors 69 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-06-19 1998-08-17 Minors 59 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 LAN $302,500
2000 SDN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$502,500
2 yrTotal$502,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 171 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 9/12/08 claimed off waivers from LAD 8/13/08 designated for assignment 8/8/08 contract purchased 6/25/08 signed as a free agent from STL 08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 11/20/07 contract purchased 9/3/07 designated for assignment 7/29/07
  • recalled 7/28/07
  • sent outright to Triple-A 5/19/07
  • contract purchased 5/6/07
  • re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • contract purchased 5/06 signed as a free agent from SD 8/05 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 7/05 recalled 7/05 optioned to Triple-A 6/05 recalled 5/05 optioned to Triple-A 5/05 contract purchased 5/05 signed as a free agent from LAD 1/05 (minor-league contract) 1 year/$0.3025M (04) optioned to Triple-A 6/04 sent to minor-league camp 3/02

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BP Articles

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BP Unfiltered: Christmas for Free AgentsBen Lindbergh2012-12-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline DetritusChristina Kahrl2008-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekend Wheeling and DealingChristina Kahrl2007-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 19-21Christina Kahrl2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 2-4Christina Kahrl2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
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 GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Interleague Edition, Part DeuxJim Baker2004-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 2-8, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ken CloudeJeff Bower2002-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Brian Falkenborg threw 610 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 Sinker (94mph), Curve (80mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph) and Slider (84mph).