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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 37)
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Birth Date11-11-1976
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age37 years, 10 months, 3 days
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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
2000 FLO 23 1 1 6.7 6.7 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 11 4 4 0 13 2 2 2 3 5.40 3.96 4.83 0.9 0.1
2001 FLO 24 6 5 26.7 25.7 1.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 115 30 18 18 6 51 11 11 2 17 6.07 6.12 6.03 1.4 0.1
2004 CHA 27 8 8 45.0 45.0 0.0 2 3 0 0 0 1 203 52 38 37 11 95 20 20 3 26 7.40 6.71 8.06 -6.2 -0.6
2005 DET 28 3 2 16.0 14.0 2.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 63 14 6 6 1 22 6 6 0 5 3.38 4.36 4.55 1.6 0.2
2006 DET 29 51 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 2 3 0 0 0 0 270 61 31 29 6 97 25 22 5 31 4.21 4.90 6.08 1.9 0.2
2007 DET 30 57 0 79.7 0.0 79.7 5 3 0 4 0 0 352 81 46 42 5 116 32 31 5 62 4.74 3.96 4.70 10.0 1.0
2008 COL 31 51 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 3 2 1 1 0 0 264 55 22 20 1 76 31 25 1 59 2.93 2.96 2.92 17.2 1.7
2008 DET 31 9 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 59 12 5 5 1 19 7 6 1 10 3.29 4.41 5.32 0.7 0.1
2009 COL 32 22 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 0 1 1 0 0 0 99 29 13 13 2 40 13 11 0 22 6.05 4.14 4.50 1.6 0.2
2009 TEX 32 30 0 26.3 0.0 26.3 2 2 0 2 0 0 113 21 14 14 2 40 14 14 1 27 4.78 3.79 3.83 3.6 0.4
2011 PIT 34 28 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 2 1 1 2 0 0 140 24 10 9 2 35 15 10 4 37 2.48 3.27 3.04 5.4 0.7
2012 PIT 35 64 0 58.7 0.0 58.7 1 6 2 3 0 0 244 45 20 19 7 76 22 18 2 90 2.91 2.85 2.46 13.2 1.4
2013 PIT 36 54 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 0 2 33 2 0 0 202 40 15 15 4 61 13 13 1 74 2.70 1.94 2.38 11.5 1.3
2014 ANA 37 35 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 1 2 1 1 0 0 123 25 10 8 0 32 7 6 1 30 2.35 1.97 2.09 8.1 0.9
2014 PIT 37 22 0 20.3 0.0 20.3 0 2 11 4 0 0 93 22 11 11 4 37 11 10 1 21 4.87 5.35 4.82 -1.6 -0.2
Career44116549.091.3457.72231502021237552226325052810229205295144.103.904.2369.37.3

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 SHV AA 21 21 123.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRE AAA 8 8 42.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLG AAA 8 8 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRE AAA 19 19 100.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 FLO MLB 1 1 6.7 4.83 97 .316 .266 .337 .414 .259 .393 93 0.4 0.0 0.9 0.1
2000 CLG AAA 8 8 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FLO MLB 6 5 26.7 6.03 68 .285 .257 .323 .405 .253 .304 96 -0.6 -0.1 1.4 0.1
2001 BRV A+ 3 3 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PME AA 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLG AAA 8 8 47.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLG AAA 1 1 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 JUP A+ 7 7 42.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ABQ AAA 12 12 66.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 8 8 45.0 8.06 50 .289 .272 .335 .443 .261 .287 107 -6.2 -0.6 -6.2 -0.6
2004 CHR AAA 25 25 152.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 3 2 16.0 4.55 106 .240 .265 .320 .399 .254 .255 102 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2005 TOL AAA 28 28 167.3 5.92 71 .257 .272 .339 .431 .253 .302 91 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2006 DET MLB 51 0 62.0 6.08 85 .253 .276 .335 .430 .256 .271 107 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2006 ITA wor 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 DET MLB 57 0 79.7 4.70 106 .253 .266 .330 .419 .261 .308 102 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2008 COL MLB 51 0 61.3 2.92 141 .234 .261 .328 .410 .261 .314 106 18.0 1.8 17.2 1.7
2008 DET MLB 9 0 13.7 5.32 93 .235 .267 .335 .421 .263 .275 105 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 COL MLB 22 0 19.3 4.50 106 .308 .253 .319 .394 .254 .435 105 1.9 0.2 1.6 0.2
2009 TEX MLB 30 0 26.3 3.83 126 .241 .274 .339 .429 .266 .275 108 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2009 FRI AA 1 1 1.0 3.17 135 .141 .261 .340 .401 .251 .000 107 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 PIT MLB 28 0 32.7 3.04 124 .232 .262 .323 .402 .266 .268 96 4.9 0.5 5.4 0.7
2011 LEH AAA 28 0 32.7 2.83 130 .215 .261 .331 .406 .259 .308 91 7.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2012 PIT MLB 64 0 58.7 2.46 140 .236 .263 .329 .422 .268 .309 95 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2013 PIT MLB 54 0 50.0 2.38 139 .218 .253 .317 .399 .261 .327 97 11.5 1.3 11.5 1.3
2013 ALT AA 2 2 2.0 -0.03 201 .170 .257 .326 .370 .268 .400 92 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2013 ITA int 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ANA MLB 35 0 30.7 2.09 149 .222 .259 .319 .390 .264 .294 99 8.1 0.9 8.1 0.9
2014 PIT MLB 22 0 20.3 4.82 72 .308 .249 .307 .391 .263 .321 94 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -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
1998 FRE AAA 2 3 0 8 8 42.0 49 18 37 7 0% .000 10.5 3.9 1.5 7.9 1.60 5.14 0.0 0.0
1998 SHV AA 7 10 0 21 21 123.3 113 37 100 11 0% .000 8.2 2.7 0.8 7.3 1.22 3.80 0.0 0.0
1999 CLG AAA 1 5 0 8 8 41.0 56 23 27 7 0% .000 12.3 5.0 1.5 5.9 1.93 7.68 0.0 0.0
1999 FRE AAA 7 5 0 19 19 100.7 124 39 76 22 0% .000 11.1 3.5 2.0 6.8 1.62 5.54 0.0 0.0
2000 FLO MLB 1 0 0 1 1 6.7 11 2 3 0 71% .393 14.8 2.7 0.0 4.0 1.95 5.40 0.9 0.1
2000 CLG AAA 1 4 0 8 8 41.3 58 23 21 4 0% .000 12.6 5.0 0.9 4.6 1.96 7.19 0.0 0.0
2001 FLO MLB 2 2 0 6 5 26.7 30 11 17 6 38% .304 10.1 3.7 2.0 5.7 1.54 6.08 1.4 0.1
2001 CLG AAA 1 2 0 8 8 47.0 46 20 35 4 0% .000 8.8 3.8 0.8 6.7 1.40 4.02 0.0 0.0
2001 PME AA 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 3 0 3 1 0% .000 6.8 0.0 2.2 6.8 0.75 2.25 0.0 0.0
2001 BRV A+ 2 0 0 3 3 13.7 12 5 14 0 0% .000 7.9 3.3 0.0 9.2 1.24 1.97 0.0 0.0
2002 CLG AAA 0 1 0 1 1 5.7 3 3 8 0 0% .273 4.7 4.7 0.0 12.6 1.05 1.58 0.0 0.0
2003 ABQ AAA 6 2 0 12 12 66.7 64 30 38 3 0% .293 8.6 4.0 0.4 5.1 1.41 3.37 0.0 0.0
2003 JUP A+ 4 2 0 7 7 42.7 38 6 30 1 0% .285 8.0 1.3 0.2 6.3 1.03 2.53 0.0 0.0
2004 CHR AAA 9 9 0 25 25 152.7 163 58 101 22 0% .295 9.6 3.4 1.3 6.0 1.45 4.83 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 2 3 0 8 8 45.0 52 20 26 11 42% .287 10.4 4.0 2.2 5.2 1.60 7.40 -6.2 -0.6
2005 TOL AAA 12 9 0 28 28 167.3 170 58 120 21 50% .302 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.5 1.36 4.09 -5.3 -0.5
2005 DET MLB 1 1 0 3 2 16.0 14 6 5 1 46% .255 7.9 3.4 0.6 2.8 1.25 3.38 1.6 0.2
2006 ITA wor 1 0 0 1 1 4.0 1 0 7 0 0% .125 2.2 0.0 0.0 15.8 0.25 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 DET MLB 2 3 0 51 0 62.0 61 25 31 6 49% .271 8.9 3.6 0.9 4.5 1.39 4.21 1.9 0.2
2007 DET MLB 5 3 0 57 0 79.7 81 32 62 5 46% .308 9.2 3.6 0.6 7.0 1.42 4.74 10.0 1.0
2008 COL MLB 3 2 1 51 0 61.3 55 31 59 1 45% .314 8.1 4.5 0.1 8.7 1.40 2.93 17.2 1.7
2008 DET MLB 0 1 0 9 0 13.7 12 7 10 1 39% .275 7.9 4.6 0.7 6.6 1.39 3.29 0.7 0.1
2009 COL MLB 0 1 1 22 0 19.3 29 13 22 2 34% .435 13.5 6.1 0.9 10.2 2.17 6.05 1.6 0.2
2009 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 100% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.5 0.1
2009 TEX MLB 2 2 0 30 0 26.3 21 14 27 2 39% .275 7.2 4.8 0.7 9.2 1.33 4.78 3.6 0.4
2011 LEH AAA 4 1 3 28 0 32.7 26 12 43 2 44% .308 7.2 3.3 0.6 11.8 1.16 1.93 6.8 0.7
2011 PIT MLB 2 1 1 28 0 32.7 24 15 37 2 49% .268 6.6 4.1 0.6 10.2 1.19 2.48 5.4 0.7
2012 PIT MLB 1 6 2 64 0 58.7 45 22 90 7 32% .309 6.9 3.4 1.1 13.8 1.14 2.91 13.2 1.4
2013 ALT AA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 4 0 40% .400 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.7 0.2
2013 PIT MLB 0 2 33 54 0 50.0 40 13 74 4 36% .327 7.2 2.3 0.7 13.3 1.06 2.70 11.5 1.3
2013 ITA int 0 0 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0% .250 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2014 PIT MLB 0 2 11 22 0 20.3 22 11 21 4 28% .321 9.7 4.9 1.8 9.3 1.62 4.87 -1.6 -0.2
2014 ANA MLB 1 2 1 35 0 30.7 25 7 30 0 40% .294 7.3 2.1 0.0 8.8 1.04 2.35 8.1 0.9

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 1240 0.4927 0.4406 0.7835 0.6203 0.2639 0.8364 0.6627 0.2165
2009 883 0.4904 0.4592 0.7556 0.6328 0.2911 0.8577 0.5420 0.2444
2011 519 0.4778 0.5414 0.7616 0.6976 0.3985 0.8497 0.6204 0.2384
2012 982 0.5305 0.5285 0.7187 0.6929 0.3427 0.8033 0.5253 0.2813
2013 837 0.4839 0.4910 0.7007 0.6148 0.3750 0.7992 0.5494 0.2968
2014 853 0.4853 0.4631 0.7671 0.6159 0.3189 0.8588 0.6000 0.2329
Career53140.49530.48130.74910.64180.32250.83290.58520.2505

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-21 2014-05-23 15-DL 32 27 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-07-23 2013-09-03 15-DL 42 40 Right Forearm Strain Flexor Tendon - -
2010-04-05 2010-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Quadriceps Tendon 2010-03-16
2010-03-05 2010-03-15 Camp 10 0 Right Knee Surgery Quadriceps Tendon 2010-03-16
2009-08-02 2009-08-22 15-DL 20 19 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2007-05-26 2007-05-26 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball -
2003-04-03 2003-05-27 Minors 54 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2002-04-08 2002-09-09 Minors 154 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2001-09-08 2001-10-07 DTD 29 20 - Upper Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2001-05-18 2001-07-18 Minors 61 0 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2000-05-23 2000-10-01 60-DL 131 115 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur with Hairline Fracture 2000-08-15 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $4,250,000
2013 PIT $2,500,000
2012 PIT $1,100,000
2011 CLE $
2009 COL, TEX $800,000
2008 DET, COL $420,000
2007 DET $395,000
2006 DET $350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,565,000
2011Current$4,250,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$9,815,000
7 yrTotal$9,815,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 16 dGary Sheffield2 years/$6.75M (2013-14)

Details
  • 2 years/$6.75M (2013-14). Re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/11/12. $0.5M signing bonus. 13:$2.25M, 14:$4M. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Pittsburgh 6/27/14.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/26/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 7/20/11 (opted out of contract). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 7/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/2/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2009). Re-signed by Colorado 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Texas in trade 6/9/09 after being DFA by Colorado 6/5/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2008). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Detroit 4/30/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Renewed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2006). Re-signed 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). DFA 1/05. Signed as a free agent 2/05 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2004) (Chicago White Sox). Selected from Florida in Rule 5 Draft 12/03. Signed 3/04.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 1997 (1-4) (Seton Hall).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .220 .314 .332 .237
11 vs R (Multi) .210 .258 .339 .215
18 Split (Multi) .010 .056 -.007 .021
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .244 .323 .384 .257
31 vs R (2013) .188 .219 .277 .180
38 Split (2013) .056 .104 .106 .077
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Ben- Do you feel that Jason Grilli will come close to his save numbers fom last year? Do you think he'll have more saves than Casey Janssen? Thanks!
(chopper from indy)
Grilli's career is so weird. It shouldn't make sense that he's this good now, but, well he is. I don't have a good enough reason to tell you no, so sure, he can get to 30 saves again. I'd keep Melancon around as a handcuff, though. (Ben Carsley)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Paul! Who do you think will be the Cubs' closer at the outset of 2013 and later in the season? How do you think Jason Grilli will do as closer in Pittsburgh? Thank you.
(Chopper from Indy)
I doubt someone takes Marmol off the Cubs hands, so he's still the closer. Kyuji Fujikawa is expected to have a great K rate and should be second-in-line in Chicago. Grilli is probably about the 20th ranked closer, but he has as good a chance as anyone in that group to hang onto the job. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some underrated closers to target later in drafts? Do you like Casey Janssen or Jason Grilli?
(zissou from naples)
Grill probably falls into the underrated category. There is a lot of noise about Mark Melancon taking Grilli's job, but Grilli's numbers were solid last year and if he's healthy he probably hangs on. Greg Holland's walk rate was high last year, but the other numbers were strong and like Grilli the noise about Holland's set-up might keep the price low. Tom Wilhelmsen is a somewhat low profile but proved himself in 2012. I like Janssen if the health is there but the health gets me nervous. At least at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Looking through the FA class of RP and SP, who are this year's Fernando Rodney, Hiroki Kuroda and Wei-Yun Chen?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Projecting relievers is a fool's errand, given the sample sizes involved and the variation in reliever usage from year to year. But I'm a fool, so allow me to take a stab at it. A few names that stand out as potential bargains are Jason Grilli, Joel Peralta, and Octavio Dotel - Dotel might be the Julio Franco of this generations relief pitchers.

On the jukebox: Guns N' Roses, "My Michelle" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)What about making up ratios in leagues with GS limits (mine's 200)? I'm in a 10-team league like that and killing everything except ratios. Is it reasonable to roster a bunch of solid ratios RPs to chip away in the 2nd half? If so, who'd you sugest?
(gus from NJ)
someone like Wade Davis or Jason Grilli..guys that get the work in. You need more than just 1 IP spots (Jason Collette)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)The locals are on pins and needles, seeing their bullpen entrusted with a one-run lead.
(Daniel from Michigan)
Too late! The Royals have tied it up on a John Buck RBI single. Out goes Jason Grilli, in comes Bobby Seay.

Get used to this folks. The Tigers' pen is a dark, scary place. (Steven Goldman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jason Grilli has thrown 6,063 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (93mph).