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Mike Fetters PBrewers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 716.7 31 41 100 518 3.86 4.1
Birth Date12-19-1964
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1989 CAL 24 1 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 4 3 1 8 1 1 0 4 8.10 5.25 4.53 0.3 0.0
1990 CAL 25 26 2 67.7 9.3 58.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 291 77 33 31 9 112 20 20 2 35 4.12 4.48 5.61 -4.3 -0.5
1991 CAL 26 19 4 44.7 15.7 29.0 2 5 0 1 0 0 206 53 29 24 4 72 28 26 3 24 4.84 5.08 5.34 0.8 0.1
1992 MIL 27 50 0 62.7 0.0 62.7 5 1 2 5 0 0 243 38 15 13 3 55 24 22 7 43 1.87 3.52 4.44 3.3 0.4
1993 MIL 28 45 0 59.3 0.0 59.3 3 3 0 0 0 0 246 59 29 22 4 83 22 18 2 23 3.34 4.32 5.69 -0.7 -0.1
1994 MIL 29 42 0 46.0 0.0 46.0 1 4 17 3 0 0 202 41 16 13 0 48 27 22 1 31 2.54 3.67 4.47 7.3 0.7
1995 MIL 30 40 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 0 3 22 5 0 0 163 40 16 13 3 59 20 16 0 33 3.38 4.09 4.28 6.4 0.6
1996 MIL 31 61 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 3 3 32 6 0 0 268 65 28 23 4 86 26 22 1 53 3.38 3.69 3.75 14.1 1.3
1997 MIL 32 51 0 70.3 0.0 70.3 1 5 6 5 0 0 298 62 30 27 4 91 33 30 1 62 3.45 3.57 4.21 8.7 0.9
1998 ANA 33 12 0 11.3 0.0 11.3 1 2 0 1 0 0 50 14 8 7 2 24 4 4 0 9 5.56 4.99 5.77 -0.7 -0.1
1998 OAK 33 48 0 47.3 0.0 47.3 1 6 5 5 0 0 214 48 26 21 3 75 21 19 1 34 3.99 4.00 4.09 6.9 0.7
1999 BAL 34 27 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 151 35 23 20 5 61 22 20 2 22 5.81 6.20 7.43 -4.7 -0.4
2000 LAN 35 51 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 6 2 5 2 0 0 201 35 18 18 7 61 25 23 2 40 3.24 4.90 5.60 -0.1 -0.0
2001 LAN 36 34 0 29.7 0.0 29.7 2 1 1 2 0 0 139 33 23 20 6 58 13 13 1 26 6.07 5.30 6.00 -1.9 -0.2
2001 PIT 36 20 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 1 1 8 1 0 0 84 16 9 9 1 26 13 12 3 11 4.58 5.21 4.98 1.3 0.1
2002 ARI 37 33 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 2 3 0 3 0 0 118 28 18 14 1 34 19 14 2 24 5.11 4.01 4.68 2.5 0.3
2002 PIT 37 32 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 134 25 13 11 3 39 18 17 1 29 3.26 4.13 4.89 1.2 0.1
2003 MIN 38 5 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0.00 3.76 3.25 1.3 0.1
2004 ARI 39 23 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 0 1 1 1 0 0 94 23 22 18 2 36 14 12 1 14 8.68 5.26 5.09 0.0 0.0
Career6206716.725.0691.7314110044003140699360307621030351312315183.864.314.9441.74.1

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
1986 SLO A- 12 12 72.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 LEL A+ 19 19 116.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MID AA 20 20 114.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 EDM AAA 2 2 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CAL MLB 1 0 3.3 4.53 103 .316 .288 .334 .425 .278 .400 108 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1989 EDM AAA 26 26 168.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CAL MLB 26 2 67.7 5.61 66 .281 .261 .331 .397 .268 .302 96 -4.3 -0.5 -4.3 -0.5
1990 EDM AAA 5 5 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CAL MLB 19 4 44.7 5.34 80 .296 .263 .328 .397 .266 .333 99 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
1991 EDM AAA 11 11 61.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MIL MLB 50 0 62.7 4.44 94 .209 .262 .332 .401 .271 .211 96 3.3 0.4 3.3 0.4
1993 MIL MLB 45 0 59.3 5.69 79 .264 .267 .333 .417 .264 .282 99 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1994 MIL MLB 42 0 46.0 4.47 115 .233 .273 .341 .427 .264 .287 100 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
1995 MIL MLB 40 0 34.7 4.28 117 .280 .271 .347 .440 .270 .346 101 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
1996 MIL MLB 61 0 61.3 3.75 130 .256 .274 .345 .440 .266 .332 99 14.1 1.3 14.1 1.3
1997 MIL MLB 51 0 70.3 4.21 113 .242 .266 .335 .421 .261 .293 97 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
1997 TUC AAA 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 12 0 11.3 5.77 79 .309 .278 .346 .435 .273 .343 94 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1998 OAK MLB 48 0 47.3 4.09 115 .281 .273 .339 .439 .267 .290 95 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
1999 BAL MLB 27 0 31.0 7.43 57 .292 .270 .341 .429 .259 .300 98 -4.7 -0.4 -4.7 -0.4
1999 ROC AAA 4 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 51 0 50.0 5.60 85 .223 .272 .348 .442 .263 .220 96 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2001 LAN MLB 34 0 29.7 6.00 69 .308 .264 .333 .431 .262 .290 97 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2001 PIT MLB 20 0 17.7 4.98 103 .255 .267 .335 .449 .266 .268 108 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2002 ARI MLB 33 0 24.7 4.68 101 .276 .269 .337 .422 .265 .375 105 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2002 PIT MLB 32 0 30.3 4.89 94 .255 .261 .330 .409 .259 .265 103 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2003 MIN MLB 5 0 6.0 3.25 135 .117 .265 .332 .419 .261 .105 101 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2004 ARI MLB 23 0 18.7 5.09 93 .304 .269 .341 .436 .268 .333 102 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TUC AAA 7 0 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1986 SLO A- 4 2 0 12 12 72.0 60 51 72 4 0% .000 7.5 6.4 0.5 9.0 1.54 3.38 0.0 0.0
1987 LEL A+ 9 7 0 19 19 116.0 106 73 105 2 0% .000 8.2 5.7 0.2 8.1 1.54 3.57 0.0 0.0
1988 MID AA 8 8 0 20 20 114.0 116 67 101 10 0% .000 9.2 5.3 0.8 8.0 1.61 5.92 0.0 0.0
1988 EDM AAA 2 0 0 2 2 14.0 8 10 11 0 0% .000 5.1 6.4 0.0 7.1 1.29 1.93 0.0 0.0
1989 EDM AAA 12 8 0 26 26 168.0 160 72 144 11 0% .000 8.6 3.9 0.6 7.7 1.38 3.80 0.0 0.0
1989 CAL MLB 0 0 0 1 0 3.3 5 1 4 1 45% .400 13.5 2.7 2.7 10.8 1.80 8.10 0.3 0.0
1990 EDM AAA 1 1 0 5 5 27.3 22 13 26 0 0% .000 7.3 4.3 0.0 8.6 1.28 0.99 0.0 0.0
1990 CAL MLB 1 1 1 26 2 67.7 77 20 35 9 58% .302 10.2 2.7 1.2 4.7 1.43 4.12 -4.3 -0.5
1991 CAL MLB 2 5 0 19 4 44.7 53 28 24 4 52% .333 10.7 5.6 0.8 4.8 1.81 4.84 0.8 0.1
1991 EDM AAA 2 7 0 11 11 61.0 65 26 43 5 0% .000 9.6 3.8 0.7 6.3 1.49 4.87 0.0 0.0
1992 MIL MLB 5 1 2 50 0 62.7 38 24 43 3 58% .211 5.5 3.4 0.4 6.2 0.99 1.87 3.3 0.4
1993 MIL MLB 3 3 0 45 0 59.3 59 22 23 4 54% .282 8.9 3.3 0.6 3.5 1.37 3.34 -0.7 -0.1
1994 MIL MLB 1 4 17 42 0 46.0 41 27 31 0 64% .287 8.0 5.3 0.0 6.1 1.48 2.54 7.3 0.7
1995 MIL MLB 0 3 22 40 0 34.7 40 20 33 3 55% .346 10.4 5.2 0.8 8.6 1.73 3.38 6.4 0.6
1996 MIL MLB 3 3 32 61 0 61.3 65 26 53 4 51% .332 9.5 3.8 0.6 7.8 1.48 3.38 14.1 1.3
1997 MIL MLB 1 5 6 51 0 70.3 62 33 62 4 52% .293 7.9 4.2 0.5 7.9 1.35 3.45 8.7 0.9
1997 TUC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 1 1 0 0 0% .143 5.3 5.3 0.0 0.0 1.18 10.59 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 1 2 0 12 0 11.3 14 4 9 2 43% .343 11.1 3.2 1.6 7.1 1.59 5.56 -0.7 -0.1
1998 OAK MLB 1 6 5 48 0 47.3 48 21 34 3 58% .290 9.1 4.0 0.6 6.5 1.46 3.99 6.9 0.7
1999 BAL MLB 1 0 0 27 0 31.0 35 22 22 5 55% .300 10.2 6.4 1.5 6.4 1.84 5.81 -4.7 -0.4
1999 ROC AAA 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 0 2 6 0 0% .000 0.0 4.9 0.0 14.6 0.54 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 6 2 5 51 0 50.0 35 25 40 7 75% .220 6.3 4.5 1.3 7.2 1.20 3.24 -0.1 -0.0
2001 PIT MLB 1 1 8 20 0 17.7 16 13 11 1 56% .268 8.2 6.6 0.5 5.6 1.64 4.58 1.3 0.1
2001 LAN MLB 2 1 1 34 0 29.7 33 13 26 6 50% .290 10.0 3.9 1.8 7.9 1.55 6.07 -1.9 -0.2
2002 PIT MLB 1 0 0 32 0 30.3 25 18 29 3 65% .265 7.4 5.3 0.9 8.6 1.42 3.26 1.2 0.1
2002 ARI MLB 2 3 0 33 0 24.7 28 19 24 1 64% .375 10.2 6.9 0.4 8.8 1.91 5.11 2.5 0.3
2003 MIN MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 58% .105 3.0 1.5 0.0 1.5 0.50 0.00 1.3 0.1
2004 ARI MLB 0 1 1 23 0 18.7 23 14 14 2 57% .333 11.1 6.8 1.0 6.8 1.98 8.68 0.0 0.0
2004 TUC AAA 0 0 1 7 0 8.0 11 1 10 0 0% .440 12.4 1.1 0.0 11.2 1.50 4.50 0.0 0.0

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
2003-04-27 2003-10-06 60-DL 162 139 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-10-08
2003-04-05 2003-04-20 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-06-20 2001-07-06 15-DL 16 15 - Neck Strain - -
2000-05-04 2000-05-27 15-DL 23 20 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1999-06-07 1999-09-02 15-DL 87 77 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1999-06-22 -
1998-04-06 1998-04-26 15-DL 20 17 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1997-04-04 1997-05-05 15-DL 31 25 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1995-05-25 1995-06-09 15-DL 15 12 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-10-15 1992-10-15 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Date Is Estimated 1992-10-15 -
1992-05-03 1992-05-19 15-DL 16 14 Right Elbow Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 MIN $500,000
2002 ARI $2,275,000
2002 PIT $2,275,000
2001 LAN, PIT $1,725,000
2000 LAN $550,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$7,325,000
4 yrTotal$7,325,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • contract purchased 7/04 signed as a free agent from MIN 6/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 10/03
  • contract purchased 3/03 signed as a free agent from AZ 1/03, 1 year/$0.5M (03)+$0.2M bonuses
  • AZ declined 03 option 11/02 acquired in trade from AZ 7/02
  • rescinded trade request 3/02 demanded trade 12/01 acquired in trade from LA 7/01
  • 2 year/$4.25M (01-02)+03 club option $0.25M b, 01:$1.6M, 02:$2.15M, 03 club option $0.25M buyout

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

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Puffys still got a couple of years left in him. He basically works off of one pitch, which hes been throwing for a lot of years now. Hell be bouncing around, looking for a bullpen slot where he can collect a million bucks or so and induce a bunch of ground balls.
2002 The booby prize for sending off Terry Mulholland, Fetters was horribly ineffective for the Pirates despite his eight-for-nine performance in save opportunities, walking 13 men in 17 1/3 innings. Hes had just one healthy season in his last four, and he clearly doesnt have Jenny Craig's number in his Palm Pilot. Fetters is signed for about $2 million for 2002; with Josias Manzanillo showing more competence both overall and as a closer, Fetters should be trade bait.
2001 Wow, he was injured for part of the year and fairly effective when healthy. That's never happened before. As he was in 2000, Mike Fetters will be the Dodger reliever who picks up saves when Jeff Shaw struggles. And Shaw will struggle.
2000 He had two good stretches for the Orioles: six hitless appearances in May and the three months he spent on the disabled list with a strained elbow. Fetters gets hurt more frequently than Ally McBeals feelings and cant be counted on for anything other than carbon dioxide.
1999 Another "We're serious about this" acquisition by the Angels, Fetters had about as much affect on the AL West race as your kid sister. Fetters has a "closer" label for some reason, and should latch on with a bad team somewhere and throw 60 innings of 3.75 ball, pick up 15 saves and make two trips to the DL for a pulled eyelid. Now ask me where I think the sun is going to come up.
1998 He took his demotion to the setup role with good grace. Because hes a chunky guy with a wild delivery, hes a good bet to continue suffering an injury a year. Mixes a killer forkball with a good fastball. Fetters is a tough pitcher to manage: because he always seems to have something aching, youd be encouraged to use him only as needed; unfortunately, if he goes too long between appearances he loses control of his stuff. Dealt to Oakland via Cleveland.
1997 Consistently effective and entertaining reliever who greatly resembles character actor Abraham Benrubi, best known as Jerry on ER. Fetters is effective against both righties and lefties; a valuable pitcher to have in any bullpen.
1996  One of the Angels' version of the "four aces," along with John Fritz, who didn't exactly turn out quite as well as expected. He's got one of the best forkballs I've seen recently, but he pays for it. A tender elbow kept him from carrying a heavy workload the last two seasons, and whether or not he'll ever be ready for more action is an open question.

BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Baserunning MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2013-04-24
Wezen-Ball: When Cuba Stomped the OriolesLarry Granillo2013-03-05
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: What's In A Name?Ken Funck2011-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Springer Springs EternalBen Lindbergh2011-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Daniel MoskosDavid Laurila2010-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Twins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 29Christina Kahrl2005-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Desert DoldrumsJoe Sheehan2004-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 15-19Christina Kahrl2004-07-21
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IISteven Goldman2003-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Beast of BurdenWill Carroll2003-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Avoiding the ApocalypseWill Carroll2003-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Warrior MentalityWill Carroll2003-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 17-20, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Under The Knife: Who Had April 5 in the Griffey Pool?Will Carroll2003-04-06
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Playoff Prospectus: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis CardinalsGary Huckabay2002-10-01
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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