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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 228.7 17 12 32 213 3.27 4.2
Birth Date8-9-1972
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
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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
1999 TEX 26 65 0 87.7 0.0 87.7 9 3 3 4 0 0 336 50 24 23 9 88 23 22 2 67 2.36 3.87 4.43 14.4 1.4
2000 TEX 27 65 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 4 5 1 3 0 0 323 80 45 41 10 124 34 31 2 74 5.30 4.52 4.08 14.1 1.3
2001 TEX 28 66 0 71.3 0.0 71.3 4 4 28 3 0 0 273 48 19 19 10 86 16 15 4 72 2.40 3.74 3.73 15.1 1.5
Career1960228.70.0228.71712321000932178888329298736882133.274.034.1043.64.2

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
1999 TEX MLB 65 0 87.7 4.43 120 .190 .275 .347 .445 .267 .174 104 14.4 1.4 14.4 1.4
2000 TEX MLB 65 0 69.7 4.08 125 .268 .275 .345 .448 .264 .345 102 14.1 1.3 14.1 1.3
2001 TEX MLB 66 0 71.3 3.73 128 .196 .269 .333 .432 .264 .222 106 15.1 1.5 15.1 1.5

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 TEX MLB 9 3 3 65 0 87.7 50 23 67 9 40% .174 5.1 2.4 0.9 6.9 0.83 2.36 14.4 1.4
2000 TEX MLB 4 5 1 65 0 69.7 80 34 74 10 33% .345 10.3 4.4 1.3 9.6 1.64 5.30 14.1 1.3
2001 TEX MLB 4 4 28 66 0 71.3 48 16 72 10 35% .222 6.1 2.0 1.3 9.1 0.90 2.40 15.1 1.5

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2009-04-09 2009-09-12 Minors 156 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-04-04 2004-10-04 60-DL 183 162 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon 2004-07-08
2003-03-29 2003-09-28 60-DL 183 161 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-07-30
2002-03-31 2002-09-30 60-DL 183 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-07-30

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 TEX $4,466,667
2003 TEX $3,366,667
2002 TEX $2,166,667
2001 TEX $307,500
2000 TEX $250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$10,557,501
5 yrTotal$10,557,501

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y3 yr/$10M (02-04) incl $1M sb

Details
  • $1M signing bonus, 02:$2M, 03:$3M, 04:$4M
  • avoided arbitration 1/02 ($2.8M - $2M)

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BP Articles

Jeff Zimmerman is referenced in the following articles.

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BP Bronx: The Risks and Rewards of New York's Slider-Heavy RotationNick Ashbourne2015-05-14
Rubbing Mud: The Ongoing Rise of RizzoMatthew Trueblood2015-05-02
BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 4/24/15Ian Frazer2015-04-24
The Lineup Card: Eight Breakout Candidates for 2015Baseball Prospectus2015-04-10
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 648: The No-Tommy-John DraftSam Miller2015-04-02
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 648: The No-Tommy-John DraftBen Lindbergh2015-04-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Adjuster: Relief PitchersWilson Karaman2015-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Padres Have Big Aims, JamesRussell A. Carleton2015-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Padres Have Big Aims, JamesWilson Karaman2015-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlayer Profile: Chris DavisWilson Karaman2015-01-30
The Best Roster Cores: 2014 End-of-Season EditionJonathan Judge2014-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Rarefied Rookie ReliefZachary Levine2014-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMoonshot: The Matter of the HeartRobert Arthur2014-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMoonshot: Miguel Cabrera and the Bearable Heaviness of BeingRobert Arthur2014-04-08
Overthinking It: The Big Questions from the 2014 SABR Analytics ConferenceBen Lindbergh2014-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessAttrition By Position: How Long Do Players at Each Position Last?Robert Arthur2014-03-14
Fantasy Experts Mock Draft: Recap and AnalysisPaul Sporer2014-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Players to Avoid: ShortstopsBP Fantasy Staff2014-02-07
BP Announcements: Vote Now for the SABR Analytics Research AwardsJoe Hamrahi2013-02-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/28/12Paul Singman2012-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Mike Minor MysteryBen Lindbergh2012-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessHead Games: Salvador Perez and the Art of Setting UpWill Woods2012-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Why Some Pitchers Don't Get InjuredBen Lindbergh2012-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling PayrollsJay Jaffe2012-02-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Billy Butler, Speed DemonJason Collette2011-03-11
BP Unfiltered: Week LinksMike Fast2011-02-26
Overthinking It: The Way They Drew It UpBen Lindbergh2010-06-21
No Pepper: Against the FenceTommy Bennett2010-06-11
No Pepper: Against the FenceTommy Bennett2010-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Lincecum's Velocity and MovementTommy Bennett2010-04-20
No Pepper: Against the FenceTommy Bennett2010-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Staying in ControlWill Carroll2009-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Joba ChamberlainBryan Smith2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Year of Magical Rookie PitchingJim Baker2006-08-30
Lies, Damned Lies: The Origins of the CloserNate Silver2006-08-16
Prospectus Notebook: Braves, Phillies, GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Monday MaladiesWill Carroll2004-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Nip/TuckWill Carroll2004-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMaking the Most of Your Inheritance: The League's Best Relievers at Stranding RunnersMichael Wolverton2004-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Cup Comes to Baseball?: Projecting the PitchersNathan Fox2004-03-24
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Texas RangersWill Carroll2004-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Spring is SprungWill Carroll2004-02-26
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
Prospectus Roundtable: The Rodriguez-for-Soriano DealBaseball Prospectus2004-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
Marginal Dollars Per Win, 2003: The Best vs. Worst SpendersDoug Pappas2003-10-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Comfortably NumbWill Carroll2003-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Rush of Blood to the HeadWill Carroll2003-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Well, We All Shine OnWill Carroll2003-08-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Time and Time AgainWill Carroll2003-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Strange But TrueWill Carroll2003-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: SpeechlessWill Carroll2003-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Desert Doodles, Part IIJoe Sheehan2003-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Texas RangersWill Carroll2003-01-28
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Notes on a MonitorJoe Sheehan2002-06-06
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Just RiffingJoe Sheehan2002-04-10
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: AL, v20.02Joe Sheehan2002-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: A Great Race?Joe Sheehan2002-02-26
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)where do you get your pitch fx data for studies?
(Julien from Montreal)
At BP, we have a database that Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks maintain (the Pitch Info data, with Harry's special classifications). In my pre-BP days, I used the R package pitchRx (by Carson Sievert). Jeff Zimmerman also maintains a database in SQL format at his website (baseballheatmaps.com) (Rob Arthur)
2015-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you catch Jeff Zimmerman's 'Zobrist' values on FanGraphs to identify unheralded prospects? Cubs had 7 of the top 50 on the list. Coincidence or are they doing something institutionally along the same lines to identify hidden value? http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/final-2014-zobrist-values/
(brentdaily from colorado)
I don't think so. Zobrist seems heavily tilted towards older players, so it's probably something more to do with that than skills. Older dudes have more pop and more patience, that's all. (Harry Pavlidis)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has there ever been a healthy Canadian pitcher? I'm looking at Harden, Gagne, Dempster, Bedard, Jeff Zimmerman, Loewen, Shawn Hill, Scott Mathieson. About the only counterpoint would be Paul Quantrill. Maybe the Mariners should be dealing Aumont before it's too late.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
There's something here and I'd question a lot of northern pitchers as well. If a pitcher does not throw enough when the growth plates are open, he won't get the proper humeral retroversion. Without it, he can't pitch at a major league level. My guess is that it's harder to get enough throwing done when it's cold, but there's a lot of research being done on this now. (Will Carroll)


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