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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1526.3 93 81 0 1058 4.68 11.9
Birth Date12-15-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight215 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
1994 TEX 23 9 9 52.0 52.0 0.0 3 2 0 0 4 2 228 62 34 34 14 117 18 18 0 25 5.88 6.77 7.23 -2.4 -0.2
1995 TEX 24 3 3 12.3 12.3 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 62 17 11 9 2 25 8 8 2 5 6.57 6.87 6.91 -0.7 -0.1
1996 FLO 25 5 4 27.7 26.7 1.0 2 1 0 0 3 0 106 14 6 6 2 24 7 7 0 26 1.95 2.91 3.02 7.7 0.7
1996 TEX 25 6 2 20.3 12.0 8.3 1 2 0 1 1 0 92 23 17 17 7 56 9 9 0 16 7.52 7.48 7.30 -1.1 -0.1
1997 FLO 26 31 8 76.0 38.0 38.0 2 6 0 2 2 0 324 61 38 37 12 117 48 46 4 53 4.38 5.78 6.29 -5.0 -0.6
1997 TEX 26 10 8 55.0 52.3 2.7 3 3 0 0 4 1 226 47 29 28 5 71 21 21 2 46 4.58 3.91 4.74 7.2 0.6
1998 TEX 27 33 33 216.3 216.3 0.0 20 7 0 0 15 3 922 209 109 106 27 344 78 72 1 164 4.41 4.42 4.93 29.1 2.6
1999 TEX 28 35 35 219.3 219.3 0.0 13 11 0 0 15 4 943 228 127 118 41 416 85 80 6 131 4.84 5.68 5.99 15.8 1.4
2000 TEX 29 35 35 217.0 217.0 0.0 16 13 0 0 22 3 963 212 122 108 29 375 99 97 9 146 4.48 5.11 5.60 19.2 1.7
2001 TEX 30 34 34 215.7 215.7 0.0 12 11 0 0 15 4 941 256 134 124 38 458 63 61 4 154 5.17 4.89 5.04 25.3 2.1
2002 ARI 31 30 30 175.7 175.7 0.0 10 12 0 0 16 0 751 180 94 88 31 320 48 42 6 120 4.51 4.73 4.95 19.7 1.7
2003 BAL 32 24 24 138.7 138.7 0.0 7 8 0 0 7 2 603 156 90 88 30 285 40 40 12 86 5.71 5.79 5.50 7.9 0.6
2003 FLO 32 11 0 16.3 0.0 16.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 62 11 1 1 1 14 5 5 0 12 0.55 3.22 3.46 3.8 0.4
2005 MIL 34 15 7 49.0 41.3 7.7 3 1 0 0 5 0 199 39 13 13 2 52 18 17 2 42 2.39 3.03 3.16 10.5 1.0
2006 MIL 35 20 2 35.0 5.3 29.7 0 2 0 1 0 0 142 25 17 16 6 54 15 15 0 32 4.11 4.80 5.39 1.2 0.1
Career3012341526.31422.7103.7938104109196564154084279324727285625384810584.685.045.33138.311.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1992 PCH A+ 3 3 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TUL AA 26 26 177.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 OKL AAA 2 2 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TEX MLB 9 9 52.0 7.23 60 .295 .272 .336 .441 .264 .281 98 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
1994 OKL AAA 20 20 132.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TEX MLB 3 3 12.3 6.91 66 .329 .272 .350 .456 .277 .333 100 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1995 OKL AAA 20 20 109.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 FLO MLB 5 4 27.7 3.02 134 .172 .262 .328 .399 .251 .169 98 7.8 0.7 7.7 0.7
1996 TEX MLB 6 2 20.3 7.30 68 .315 .273 .344 .439 .268 .267 102 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1996 OKL AAA 23 22 140.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 31 8 76.0 6.29 62 .270 .262 .331 .409 .257 .237 98 -5.0 -0.5 -5.0 -0.6
1997 TEX MLB 10 8 55.0 4.74 108 .229 .265 .333 .413 .262 .276 104 7.3 0.7 7.2 0.6
1998 TEX MLB 33 33 216.3 4.93 106 .246 .271 .337 .429 .266 .279 104 29.5 2.9 29.1 2.6
1999 TEX MLB 35 35 219.3 5.99 91 .269 .277 .346 .447 .265 .275 104 16.1 1.5 15.8 1.4
2000 TEX MLB 35 35 217.0 5.60 94 .257 .273 .346 .440 .264 .269 99 20.4 1.9 19.2 1.7
2001 TEX MLB 34 34 215.7 5.04 103 .283 .265 .331 .423 .260 .320 106 25.6 2.5 25.3 2.1
2002 ARI MLB 30 30 175.7 4.95 94 .268 .258 .322 .408 .257 .273 103 17.7 1.8 19.7 1.7
2002 TUC AAA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB 24 24 138.7 5.50 87 .289 .276 .339 .440 .268 .290 99 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.6
2003 FLO MLB 11 0 16.3 3.46 123 .180 .257 .321 .409 .254 .227 97 3.0 0.3 3.8 0.4
2004 NBR AA 5 5 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OKL AAA 6 6 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .443 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ROC AAA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 15 7 49.0 3.16 131 .204 .257 .323 .415 .257 .274 101 12.5 1.3 10.5 1.0
2005 NAS AAA 21 21 130.7 4.16 92 .266 .271 .347 .428 .271 .278 65 26.8 2.4 27.6 2.4
2006 MIL MLB 20 2 35.0 5.39 85 .237 .271 .331 .436 .261 .213 96 1.6 0.2 1.2 0.1
2006 NAS AAA 2 2 12.2 3.91 106 .203 .246 .319 .362 .248 .237 91 1.5 0.1 1.5 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
1992 PCH A+ 1 1 0 3 3 19.7 13 4 20 1 0% .000 5.9 1.8 0.5 9.1 0.86 2.28 0.0 0.0
1993 OKL AAA 1 1 0 2 2 11.0 5 3 17 0 0% .000 4.1 2.5 0.0 13.9 0.73 1.64 0.0 0.0
1993 TUL AA 12 8 0 26 26 177.3 150 46 188 14 0% .000 7.6 2.3 0.7 9.5 1.11 3.60 0.0 0.0
1994 TEX MLB 3 2 0 9 9 52.0 62 18 25 14 34% .281 10.7 3.1 2.4 4.3 1.54 5.88 -2.4 -0.2
1994 OKL AAA 4 12 0 20 20 132.3 153 43 85 17 0% .000 10.4 2.9 1.2 5.8 1.48 5.78 0.0 0.0
1995 TEX MLB 0 2 0 3 3 12.3 17 8 5 2 47% .333 12.4 5.8 1.5 3.6 2.03 6.57 -0.7 -0.1
1995 OKL AAA 4 8 0 20 20 109.7 132 41 80 13 0% .000 10.8 3.4 1.1 6.6 1.58 5.33 0.0 0.0
1996 TEX MLB 1 2 0 6 2 20.3 23 9 16 7 25% .267 10.2 4.0 3.1 7.1 1.57 7.52 -1.1 -0.1
1996 FLO MLB 2 1 0 5 4 27.7 14 7 26 2 30% .169 4.6 2.3 0.7 8.5 0.76 1.95 7.7 0.7
1996 OKL AAA 12 4 0 23 22 140.0 124 38 157 10 0% .000 8.0 2.4 0.6 10.1 1.16 2.96 0.0 0.0
1997 TEX MLB 3 3 0 10 8 55.0 47 21 46 5 32% .276 7.7 3.4 0.8 7.5 1.24 4.58 7.2 0.6
1997 FLO MLB 2 6 0 31 8 76.0 61 48 53 12 30% .237 7.2 5.7 1.4 6.3 1.43 4.38 -5.0 -0.6
1998 TEX MLB 20 7 0 33 33 216.3 209 78 164 27 31% .279 8.7 3.2 1.1 6.8 1.33 4.41 29.1 2.6
1999 TEX MLB 13 11 0 35 35 219.3 228 85 131 41 34% .275 9.4 3.5 1.7 5.4 1.43 4.84 15.8 1.4
2000 TEX MLB 16 13 0 35 35 217.0 212 99 146 29 33% .269 8.8 4.1 1.2 6.1 1.43 4.48 19.2 1.7
2001 TEX MLB 12 11 0 34 34 215.7 256 63 154 38 42% .320 10.7 2.6 1.6 6.4 1.48 5.17 25.3 2.1
2002 ARI MLB 10 12 0 30 30 175.7 180 48 120 31 39% .273 9.2 2.5 1.6 6.1 1.30 4.51 19.7 1.7
2002 TUC AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 4 1 7 0 0% .235 5.1 1.3 0.0 9.0 0.71 1.29 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB 7 8 0 24 24 138.7 156 40 86 30 36% .290 10.1 2.6 1.9 5.6 1.41 5.71 7.9 0.6
2003 FLO MLB 1 0 0 11 0 16.3 11 5 12 1 49% .227 6.1 2.8 0.6 6.6 0.98 0.55 3.8 0.4
2004 NBR AA 1 2 0 5 5 31.0 30 11 21 5 0% .269 8.7 3.2 1.5 6.1 1.32 4.94 0.0 0.0
2004 ROC AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 4 1 2 0 0% .182 5.1 1.3 0.0 2.6 0.71 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 OKL AAA 1 4 0 6 6 31.0 59 11 20 8 0% .443 17.1 3.2 2.3 5.8 2.26 9.00 0.0 0.0
2005 NAS AAA 9 3 0 21 21 130.7 128 50 105 12 41% .278 8.8 3.4 0.8 7.2 1.36 4.13 27.6 2.4
2005 MIL MLB 3 1 0 15 7 49.0 39 18 42 2 31% .274 7.2 3.3 0.4 7.7 1.16 2.39 10.5 1.0
2006 NAS AAA 1 0 0 2 2 12.2 9 2 6 0 39% .237 6.6 1.5 0.0 4.4 0.90 3.69 1.5 0.1
2006 MIL MLB 0 2 0 20 2 35.0 25 15 32 6 31% .213 6.4 3.9 1.5 8.2 1.14 4.11 1.2 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-04-11 2006-06-20 60-DL 70 64 Right Elbow Sprain -
2002-07-16 2002-08-07 15-DL 22 21 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 MIL $850,000
2003 BAL, FLO $1,000,000
2002 ARI $3,000,000
2001 TEX $4,500,000
2000 TEX $3,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$13,100,000
5 yrTotal$13,100,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 35 dGreg Genske (formerly Jeff Moorad)1 yr/$0.85M (06)

Details
  • retired 2/07 re-signed 11/05, 1 year/$0.85M (06) contract purchased 7/05 sent to minor-league camp 4/05 signed as a free agent from TEX 1/05 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from MIN 04
  • signed as a free agent from FL 1/04 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from BAL 8/03
  • designated for assignment 8/03 contract purchased 3/03 signed as a free agent from AZ 2/03, 1 year/$1M+$1M bonuses (minor-league contract)
  • AZ bought out 03 option 10/02
  • signed as a free agent from TX 1/02, 1 year/$3M (02)+$2M bonuses+03 mut opt
  • 02: low base+bonuses - 30 games started triggers bonus making salary $5M (40% of poss sal), 03:$6.5M mut option (both sides must pick up) $1.5M buyout
  • non-tendered 12/01

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)


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