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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
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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
1999 BAL 21 2 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0.00 4.54 5.01 0.2 0.0
2004 LAN 26 6 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 73 19 14 12 2 28 9 9 3 11 7.53 5.74 7.02 -2.6 -0.3
2005 SDN 27 10 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 17 11 10 2 28 5 4 0 10 8.18 4.90 5.43 -0.3 -0.0
2006 SLN 28 5 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 5 2 2 0 6 0 0 1 5 2.84 2.00 3.37 1.3 0.1
2007 SLN 29 16 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 22 10 10 2 33 8 8 1 16 4.82 4.30 5.06 0.7 0.1
2008 LAN 30 16 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 2 2 0 2 0 0 49 11 8 8 2 18 4 3 0 9 6.17 4.82 5.86 -0.5 -0.0
2008 SDN 30 9 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 53 15 5 5 2 21 8 7 0 10 4.22 5.92 5.57 -0.9 -0.1
Career64075.70.075.73503003509150471013636335625.594.795.57-2.2-0.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 BAL MLB 2 0 3.0 5.01 102 .179 .243 .311 .382 .240 .222 96 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2004 LAN MLB 6 0 14.3 7.02 37 .321 .254 .313 .397 .246 .354 92 -3.0 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2005 SDN MLB 10 0 11.0 5.43 78 .344 .262 .325 .431 .258 .405 97 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2006 SLN MLB 5 0 6.3 3.37 125 .211 .264 .332 .441 .269 .263 92 1.5 0.1 1.3 0.1
2007 SLN MLB 16 0 18.7 5.06 94 .273 .267 .336 .421 .261 .351 99 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 LAN MLB 16 0 11.7 5.86 68 .233 .265 .327 .421 .259 .265 96 -0.9 -0.1 -0.5 -0.0
2008 SDN MLB 9 0 10.7 5.57 66 .329 .275 .338 .436 .269 .394 89 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1

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
1999 BAL MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 2 2 1 0 33% .222 6.0 6.0 0.0 3.0 1.33 0.00 0.2 0.0
2004 LAN MLB 1 0 0 6 0 14.3 19 9 11 2 46% .354 11.9 5.7 1.3 6.9 1.95 7.53 -2.6 -0.3
2005 SDN MLB 0 0 0 10 0 11.0 17 5 10 2 44% .405 13.9 4.1 1.6 8.2 2.00 8.18 -0.3 -0.0
2006 SLN MLB 0 1 0 5 0 6.3 5 0 5 0 47% .263 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.1 0.79 2.84 1.3 0.1
2007 SLN MLB 0 1 0 16 0 18.7 22 8 16 2 47% .351 10.6 3.9 1.0 7.7 1.61 4.82 0.7 0.1
2008 LAN MLB 2 2 0 16 0 11.7 11 4 9 2 58% .265 8.5 3.1 1.5 6.9 1.29 6.17 -0.5 -0.0
2008 SDN MLB 0 1 0 9 0 10.7 15 8 10 2 57% .394 12.7 6.8 1.7 8.4 2.16 4.22 -0.9 -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 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

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 2014, Brian Falkenborg threw 605 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).