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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 301 1526.3 93 81 0 4.68 14.4
Birth Date12-15-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1994 TEX MLB 9 9 52.0 3 2 0 62 18 25 14 .264 98 10.7 3.1 2.4 4.3 34% .281 .295 1.54 6.77 5.88 114 5.71 0.1
1995 TEX MLB 3 3 12.3 0 2 0 17 8 5 2 .277 100 12.4 5.8 1.5 3.6 47% .333 .329 2.03 6.87 6.57 120 5.91 -0.0
1996 FLO 0 5 4 27.7 2 1 0 14 7 26 2 .251 98 4.6 2.3 0.7 8.5 30% .169 .172 0.76 2.91 1.95 0 0.00 0.0
1996 TEX 0 6 2 20.3 1 2 0 23 9 16 7 .268 102 10.2 4.0 3.1 7.1 25% .267 .315 1.57 7.48 7.52 0 0.00 0.0
1997 FLO 0 31 8 76.0 2 6 0 61 48 53 12 .257 98 7.2 5.7 1.4 6.3 30% .237 .270 1.43 5.78 4.38 0 0.00 0.0
1997 TEX 0 10 8 55.0 3 3 0 47 21 46 5 .262 104 7.7 3.4 0.8 7.5 32% .276 .229 1.24 3.91 4.58 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TEX MLB 33 33 216.3 20 7 0 209 78 164 27 .266 104 8.7 3.2 1.1 6.8 31% .279 .246 1.33 4.42 4.41 108 4.50 3.3
1999 TEX MLB 35 35 219.3 13 11 0 228 85 131 41 .265 104 9.4 3.5 1.7 5.4 34% .275 .269 1.43 5.68 4.84 120 5.83 1.1
2000 TEX MLB 35 35 217.0 16 13 0 212 99 146 29 .264 99 8.8 4.1 1.2 6.1 33% .269 .257 1.43 5.11 4.48 119 5.54 1.8
2001 TEX MLB 34 34 215.7 12 11 0 256 63 154 38 .260 106 10.7 2.6 1.6 6.4 42% .320 .283 1.48 4.89 5.17 104 4.72 2.6
2002 ARI MLB 30 30 175.7 10 12 0 180 48 120 31 .257 103 9.2 2.5 1.6 6.1 39% .273 .268 1.30 4.73 4.51 109 4.96 1.3
2003 BAL 0 24 24 138.7 7 8 0 156 40 86 30 .268 99 10.1 2.6 1.9 5.6 36% .290 .289 1.41 5.79 5.71 0 0.00 0.0
2003 FLO 0 11 0 16.3 1 0 0 11 5 12 1 .254 97 6.1 2.8 0.6 6.6 49% .227 .180 0.98 3.22 0.55 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 15 7 49.0 3 1 0 39 18 42 2 .257 101 7.2 3.3 0.4 7.7 31% .274 .204 1.16 3.03 2.39 106 4.93 0.3
2006 MIL MLB 20 2 35.0 0 2 0 25 15 32 6 .261 96 6.4 3.9 1.5 8.2 31% .213 .237 1.14 4.80 4.11 106 4.90 0.3
1996 TOT MLB 11 6 48.0 3 3 0 37 16 42 9 .259 100 6.9 3.0 1.7 7.9 28% .214 .238 1.10 4.85 4.31 88 4.29 0.9
1997 TOT MLB 41 16 131.0 5 9 0 108 69 99 17 .259 101 7.4 4.7 1.2 6.8 31% .253 .253 1.35 5.00 4.47 111 4.94 1.1
2003 TOT MLB 35 24 155.0 8 8 0 167 45 98 31 .267 98 9.7 2.6 1.8 5.7 37% .284 .279 1.37 5.52 5.17 113 4.82 1.5
CareerMLB3012341526.39381015405621058247.2631029.13.31.56.235%.278.2631.385.044.681115.0614.4

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
1992 PCH A+ 3 3 19.7 1 1 0 13 4 20 1 .000 5.9 1.8 0.5 9.1 0% .000 .000 0.86 2.18 2.28 0 0.00
1993 TUL AA 26 26 177.3 12 8 0 150 46 188 14 .000 7.6 2.3 0.7 9.5 0% .000 .000 1.11 2.88 3.60 0 0.00
1993 OKL AAA 2 2 11.0 1 1 0 5 3 17 0 .000 4.1 2.5 0.0 13.9 0% .000 .000 0.73 0.91 1.64 0 0.00
1994 TEX MLB 9 9 52.0 3 2 0 62 18 25 14 .264 98 10.7 3.1 2.4 4.3 34% .281 .295 1.54 6.77 5.88 114 5.71
1994 OKL AAA 20 20 132.3 4 12 0 153 43 85 17 .000 10.4 2.9 1.2 5.8 0% .000 .000 1.48 4.71 5.78 0 0.00
1995 TEX MLB 3 3 12.3 0 2 0 17 8 5 2 .277 100 12.4 5.8 1.5 3.6 47% .333 .329 2.03 6.87 6.57 120 5.91
1995 OKL AAA 20 20 109.7 4 8 0 132 41 80 13 .000 10.8 3.4 1.1 6.6 0% .000 .000 1.58 4.38 5.33 0 0.00
1996 FLO MLB 5 4 27.7 2 1 0 14 7 26 2 .251 98 4.6 2.3 0.7 8.5 30% .169 .172 0.76 2.91 1.95 88 3.98
1996 TEX MLB 6 2 20.3 1 2 0 23 9 16 7 .268 102 10.2 4.0 3.1 7.1 25% .267 .315 1.57 7.48 7.52 88 4.72
1996 OKL AAA 23 22 140.0 12 4 0 124 38 157 10 .000 8.0 2.4 0.6 10.1 0% .000 .000 1.16 2.50 2.96 0 0.00
1997 FLO MLB 31 8 76.0 2 6 0 61 48 53 12 .257 98 7.2 5.7 1.4 6.3 30% .237 .270 1.43 5.78 4.38 112 5.23
1997 TEX MLB 10 8 55.0 3 3 0 47 21 46 5 .262 104 7.7 3.4 0.8 7.5 32% .276 .229 1.24 3.91 4.58 110 4.53
1998 TEX MLB 33 33 216.3 20 7 0 209 78 164 27 .266 104 8.7 3.2 1.1 6.8 31% .279 .246 1.33 4.42 4.41 108 4.50
1999 TEX MLB 35 35 219.3 13 11 0 228 85 131 41 .265 104 9.4 3.5 1.7 5.4 34% .275 .269 1.43 5.68 4.84 120 5.83
2000 TEX MLB 35 35 217.0 16 13 0 212 99 146 29 .264 99 8.8 4.1 1.2 6.1 33% .269 .257 1.43 5.11 4.48 119 5.54
2001 TEX MLB 34 34 215.7 12 11 0 256 63 154 38 .260 106 10.7 2.6 1.6 6.4 42% .320 .283 1.48 4.89 5.17 104 4.72
2002 ARI MLB 30 30 175.7 10 12 0 180 48 120 31 .257 103 9.2 2.5 1.6 6.1 39% .273 .268 1.30 4.73 4.51 109 4.96
2002 TUC AAA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 4 1 7 0 .000 5.1 1.3 0.0 9.0 0% .235 .000 0.71 1.87 1.29 0 0.00
2003 BAL MLB 24 24 138.7 7 8 0 156 40 86 30 .268 99 10.1 2.6 1.9 5.6 36% .290 .289 1.41 5.79 5.71 114 4.96
2003 FLO MLB 11 0 16.3 1 0 0 11 5 12 1 .254 97 6.1 2.8 0.6 6.6 49% .227 .180 0.98 3.22 0.55 109 3.65
2004 NBR AA 5 5 31.0 1 2 0 30 11 21 5 .000 8.7 3.2 1.5 6.1 0% .269 .000 1.32 5.15 4.94 0 0.00
2004 OKL AAA 6 6 31.0 1 4 0 59 11 20 8 .000 17.1 3.2 2.3 5.8 0% .443 .000 2.26 6.63 9.00 0 0.00
2004 ROC AAA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 .000 5.1 1.3 0.0 2.6 0% .182 .000 0.71 3.11 0.00 0 0.00
2005 MIL MLB 15 7 49.0 3 1 0 39 18 42 2 .257 101 7.2 3.3 0.4 7.7 31% .274 .204 1.16 3.03 2.39 106 4.93
2005 NAS AAA 21 21 130.7 9 3 0 128 50 105 12 .275 65 8.8 3.4 0.8 7.2 43% .291 .264 1.36 4.41 4.13 99 4.08
2006 MIL MLB 20 2 35.0 0 2 0 25 15 32 6 .261 96 6.4 3.9 1.5 8.2 31% .213 .237 1.14 4.80 4.11 106 4.90
2006 NAS AAA 2 2 12.2 1 0 0 9 2 6 0 .248 91 6.6 1.5 0.0 4.4 39% .237 .203 0.90 3.10 3.69 101 0.00

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  —  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
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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