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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 841 54 60 86 806 4.42 11.6
Birth Date1-19-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight176 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
1999 ARI 20 25 0 27.3 0.0 27.0 1 2 1 3 0 0 121 20 15 14 2 32 20 18 5 31 4.61 4.50 5.18 1.8 0.2
2000 ARI 21 61 1 70.7 2.3 68.3 6 6 14 6 0 0 320 52 39 35 9 90 46 41 9 111 4.46 3.91 3.78 14.7 1.4
2001 ARI 22 78 0 98.0 0.0 98.0 5 6 19 5 0 0 392 58 32 32 10 100 44 41 8 113 2.94 3.62 4.44 13.0 1.6
2002 ARI 23 72 0 84.0 0.0 84.0 8 3 36 6 0 0 343 64 20 19 5 85 26 24 6 92 2.04 2.60 3.21 19.8 2.1
2003 ARI 24 7 7 43.0 43.0 0.0 1 5 0 0 4 0 181 34 17 17 6 59 15 15 4 33 3.56 4.58 5.21 3.6 0.6
2003 BOS 24 49 5 79.3 29.0 50.3 8 5 16 3 3 0 336 70 38 28 6 99 18 15 8 69 3.18 3.32 4.17 15.7 1.6
2004 BOS 25 7 3 17.3 11.7 5.7 2 1 0 0 0 0 77 17 15 12 1 28 7 6 2 6 6.23 4.77 5.97 1.3 0.1
2005 COL 26 40 22 148.0 125.7 22.3 5 12 0 2 10 0 667 156 82 80 17 255 71 63 14 115 4.86 4.65 5.00 18.8 2.0
2006 COL 27 27 27 155.0 155.0 0.0 8 12 0 0 12 0 689 179 103 96 18 281 61 53 8 129 5.57 4.29 5.25 17.8 1.6
2007 ARI 28 2 2 2.7 2.7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 22 11 9 7 1 18 2 2 1 3 23.62 9.18 8.04 -0.7 -0.1
2007 COL 28 3 1 6.0 3.0 3.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 29 6 7 7 2 12 4 4 1 2 10.50 9.34 10.57 -2.4 -0.2
2007 FLO 28 23 19 109.7 103.7 6.0 9 5 0 0 6 0 511 114 74 66 17 194 62 59 14 102 5.42 5.41 5.41 7.8 0.7
Career39487841.0476.0364.7546086253503688781451413941253376341808064.424.214.76111.211.6

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 ARI MLB 25 0 27.3 5.18 97 .242 .272 .343 .439 .263 .286 101 2.0 0.2 1.8 0.2
1999 ELP AA 10 0 21.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUC AAA 11 3 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 61 1 70.7 3.78 125 .246 .268 .343 .440 .262 .297 99 14.6 1.4 14.7 1.4
2000 TUC AAA 2 2 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 78 0 98.0 4.44 107 .200 .266 .336 .436 .263 .221 101 12.0 1.2 13.0 1.6
2002 ARI MLB 72 0 84.0 3.21 131 .204 .261 .330 .414 .261 .276 104 19.5 2.0 19.8 2.1
2003 ARI MLB 7 7 43.0 5.21 91 .237 .259 .325 .417 .255 .228 103 2.0 0.2 3.6 0.6
2003 BOS MLB 49 5 79.3 4.17 119 .220 .267 .334 .432 .265 .272 104 15.1 1.5 15.7 1.6
2003 TUC AAA 3 3 17.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 7 3 17.3 5.97 93 .278 .272 .342 .428 .263 .262 111 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2004 SAR A+ 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PAW AAA 22 19 60.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 40 22 148.0 5.00 104 .270 .255 .319 .403 .255 .309 114 18.6 1.9 18.8 2.0
2006 COL MLB 27 27 155.0 5.25 98 .274 .262 .327 .415 .259 .340 105 16.1 1.6 17.8 1.6
2006 CSP AAA 3 3 13.0 3.12 140 .277 .274 .357 .417 .268 .383 115 5.2 0.5 6.1 0.6
2006 KOR wor 3 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ARI MLB 2 2 2.7 8.04 44 .519 .273 .330 .437 .259 .667 108 -0.5 -0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2007 COL MLB 3 1 6.0 10.57 -6 .329 .245 .313 .385 .244 .200 107 -2.1 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2007 FLO MLB 23 19 109.7 5.41 92 .280 .267 .334 .430 .262 .307 105 7.5 0.7 7.8 0.7
2007 CSP AAA 5 5 24.3 3.57 130 .239 .263 .331 .405 .253 .317 105 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8

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 ARI MLB 1 2 1 25 0 27.3 20 20 31 2 51% .286 6.6 6.6 0.7 10.2 1.46 4.61 1.8 0.2
1999 TUC AAA 4 0 1 11 3 30.0 21 15 40 2 0% .000 6.3 4.5 0.6 12.0 1.20 2.40 0.0 0.0
1999 ELP AA 2 0 0 10 0 21.3 6 9 32 0 0% .000 2.5 3.8 0.0 13.5 0.70 2.11 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 6 6 14 61 1 70.7 52 46 111 9 48% .297 6.6 5.9 1.1 14.1 1.39 4.46 14.7 1.4
2000 TUC AAA 0 0 0 2 2 8.3 1 4 13 0 0% .000 1.1 4.3 0.0 14.1 0.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 5 6 19 78 0 98.0 58 44 113 10 51% .221 5.3 4.0 0.9 10.4 1.04 2.94 13.0 1.6
2002 ARI MLB 8 3 36 72 0 84.0 64 26 92 5 57% .276 6.9 2.8 0.5 9.9 1.07 2.04 19.8 2.1
2003 BOS MLB 8 5 16 49 5 79.3 70 18 69 6 51% .272 7.9 2.0 0.7 7.8 1.11 3.18 15.7 1.6
2003 ARI MLB 1 5 0 7 7 43.0 34 15 33 6 51% .228 7.1 3.1 1.3 6.9 1.14 3.56 3.6 0.6
2003 TUC AAA 1 1 0 3 3 17.7 17 1 8 2 0% .273 8.6 0.5 1.0 4.1 1.02 2.54 0.0 0.0
2004 PAW AAA 2 6 0 22 19 60.7 71 12 39 6 0% .319 10.5 1.8 0.9 5.8 1.37 5.34 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 2 1 0 7 3 17.3 17 7 6 1 45% .262 8.8 3.6 0.5 3.1 1.38 6.23 1.3 0.1
2005 COL MLB 5 12 0 40 22 148.0 156 71 115 17 43% .309 9.5 4.3 1.0 7.0 1.53 4.86 18.8 2.0
2006 COL MLB 8 12 0 27 27 155.0 179 61 129 18 43% .340 10.4 3.5 1.0 7.5 1.55 5.57 17.8 1.6
2006 CSP AAA 0 1 0 3 3 13.0 18 4 11 0 38% .383 12.5 2.8 0.0 7.6 1.69 6.23 6.1 0.6
2006 KOR wor 1 0 0 3 0 4.0 3 2 6 0 0% .300 6.8 4.5 0.0 13.5 1.25 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 CSP AAA 1 1 0 5 5 24.3 21 11 31 2 39% .317 7.8 4.1 0.7 11.5 1.32 2.96 8.0 0.8
2007 ARI MLB 0 1 0 2 2 2.7 11 2 3 1 38% .667 37.1 6.8 3.4 10.1 4.88 23.62 -0.7 -0.1
2007 COL MLB 1 2 0 3 1 6.0 6 4 2 2 36% .200 9.0 6.0 3.0 3.0 1.67 10.50 -2.4 -0.2
2007 FLO MLB 9 5 0 23 19 109.7 114 62 102 17 43% .307 9.4 5.1 1.4 8.4 1.60 5.42 7.8 0.7

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
2007-04-16 2007-05-13 15-DL 27 25 Right Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2006-04-03 2006-04-30 15-DL 27 24 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-03-26 2004-04-29 15-DL 34 19 Right Shoulder Strain -
2003-04-30 2003-05-26 15-DL 26 23 Right Ankle Contusion -
1999-07-28 1999-09-07 15-DL 41 35 - Neck Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SFN $850,000
2007 COL $2,500,000
2006 COL $1,250,000
2005 COL $5,000,000
2004 BOS $3,425,000
2003 ARI $3,250,000
2002 ARI $762,500
2001 ARI $762,500
2000 ARI $762,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$18,562,500
9 yrTotal$18,562,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 9 dScott Boras (prev Genske, Moorad)

Details
  • released 3/25/10 signed as a free agent from PIT 2/1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/26/08 signed as a free agent from PIT 2/20/08, 1 year/$0.85M (08)
  • $1M performance bonus
  • signed as a free agent from AZ 8/25/07
  • designated for assignment 8/15/07
  • claimed off waivers from FL 8/3/07
  • acquired in trade from COL 5/13/07
  • COL exercised $2.5M 07 option 11/06
  • re-signed as a free agent 1/06, 1 year/$1.5M (06), 06:$1.25M, 07: $2.5M club option $0.25M buyout
  • acquired in trade from BOS 3/05 recalled 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 5/04
  • avoided arbitration 1/04, 2 year/$10M (04-05)
  • 04:$5M, 05:$5M
  • acquired in trade from AZ 5/03
  • 1 year/$3.25M (03) (avoided arbitration) 1/03

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from a short stint from Byung-Hyun Kim, has there been a submariner who has had any success as a starting pitcher? Is there health benefit to a submarine motion?
(doog7642 from Blaine, MN)
The low-abduction of the shoulder (under 90 degrees) is a much more natural motion, so sidewinders do have a functional advantage. That said, true submariners tend to endure a section of very poor balance during the stride phase, and the ever-changing center-of-gravity creates other potential implications of the motion. I think that the main reason we don't see starters is that submariners tend to have extreme platoon splits, making them vulnerable to lineups that are stacked with opposite-handed bats. (Doug Thorburn)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneUh oh, a leadoff walk off Feliz! Cue the predictions of closers whose careers "ended" because of post-season mishaps. George Foster! Byung-Hyun Kim! Brad Lidge! Oh, wait... (Christina Kahrl)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Byung-Hyun Kim threw 517 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Slider (79mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph).