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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 35)
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Birth Date8-17-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age35 years, 11 months, 6 days
BatsR
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0.12010
-0.52011
-0.42012
0.42013
1.02014
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WARP Summary

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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
2004 HOU 25 25 0 33.0 0.0 33.0 4 0 1 1 0 0 141 34 13 13 3 50 8 7 4 24 3.55 3.77 4.97 1.1 0.1
2005 HOU 26 77 0 79.7 0.0 79.7 6 4 0 0 0 0 329 73 33 29 7 105 23 21 6 60 3.28 3.72 4.40 7.2 0.7
2006 HOU 27 81 0 88.7 0.0 88.7 7 3 0 6 0 0 356 76 38 37 10 120 28 22 6 56 3.76 4.46 6.57 -7.2 -0.7
2007 HOU 28 79 0 82.7 0.0 82.7 6 5 5 5 0 0 345 84 29 28 10 124 25 20 3 78 3.05 3.88 4.65 9.9 1.0
2008 ARI 29 77 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 4 8 9 8 0 0 300 61 29 23 4 88 18 16 3 71 2.81 2.74 3.79 11.2 1.1
2009 ARI 30 51 0 52.0 0.0 52.0 2 2 24 5 0 0 217 53 23 21 5 82 7 5 2 45 3.63 3.09 4.39 4.4 0.5
2010 ARI 31 43 0 38.0 0.0 38.0 1 4 12 5 0 0 190 61 41 35 5 91 15 11 1 34 8.29 4.29 4.54 0.9 0.1
2010 TBA 31 27 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 91 24 15 13 2 35 6 6 1 15 5.57 3.86 5.42 0.4 0.0
2011 SDN 32 77 0 74.3 0.0 74.3 6 8 0 6 0 0 306 73 30 29 7 105 20 15 0 43 3.51 3.87 5.02 -5.1 -0.5
2012 NYA 33 8 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 10 5 5 0 13 3 2 0 2 6.14 3.73 4.74 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI 33 35 0 31.3 0.0 31.3 1 1 0 5 0 0 140 39 18 16 7 69 9 6 0 19 4.60 5.69 6.52 -5.1 -0.5
2012 PIT 33 17 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 14 11 10 0 18 2 2 0 6 6.59 2.70 3.30 1.7 0.2
2013 MIA 34 66 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 5 2 0 3 0 0 252 57 18 18 4 78 19 12 2 49 2.61 3.29 3.82 3.3 0.4
2014 HOU 35 39 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 1 1 11 2 0 0 142 32 9 7 2 43 4 2 2 31 1.78 2.66 2.52 8.2 0.9
Career7020692.70.0692.746386250002900691312284661021187147305333.693.714.6831.03.1

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 GRL A 26 26 162.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ROU AA 29 29 163.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 Mes Wnt 9 7 28.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ROU AA 28 28 175.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HOU MLB 25 0 33.0 4.97 87 .250 .267 .332 .435 .265 .304 94 1.6 0.2 1.1 0.1
2004 NWO AAA 32 14 106.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HOU MLB 77 0 79.7 4.40 102 .241 .262 .329 .418 .262 .283 98 6.5 0.7 7.2 0.7
2006 HOU MLB 81 0 88.7 6.57 59 .236 .270 .336 .435 .266 .258 96 -7.2 -0.7 -7.2 -0.7
2007 HOU MLB 79 0 82.7 4.65 106 .246 .268 .331 .428 .260 .323 103 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 ARI MLB 77 0 73.7 3.79 118 .215 .267 .334 .421 .265 .279 99 11.9 1.2 11.2 1.1
2009 ARI MLB 51 0 52.0 4.39 104 .239 .259 .327 .409 .260 .304 101 4.8 0.5 4.4 0.5
2010 ARI MLB 43 0 38.0 4.54 92 .337 .258 .324 .407 .268 .415 95 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 TBA MLB 27 0 21.0 5.42 88 .271 .259 .319 .411 .251 .328 109 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 SDN MLB 77 0 74.3 5.02 67 .256 .253 .317 .394 .260 .280 91 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2012 NYA MLB 8 0 7.3 4.74 92 .284 .258 .312 .420 .263 .357 99 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 35 0 31.3 6.52 48 .301 .256 .316 .405 .260 .308 100 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2012 PIT MLB 17 0 13.7 3.30 117 .247 .259 .325 .410 .265 .280 93 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 IND AAA 1 1 1.0 0.21 196 .013 .191 .220 .417 .216 .000 109 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 MIA MLB 66 0 62.0 3.82 101 .236 .253 .317 .398 .259 .298 96 3.3 0.4 3.3 0.4
2014 HOU MLB 39 0 35.3 2.52 143 .215 .265 .324 .416 .267 .291 103 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9

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
2001 GRL A 15 6 0 26 26 162.0 149 31 125 8 0% .000 8.3 1.7 0.4 6.9 1.11 3.72 0.0 0.0
2002 Mes Wnt 2 3 0 9 7 28.3 27 10 19 2 0% .000 8.6 3.2 0.6 6.0 1.31 4.45 0.0 0.0
2002 ROU AA 6 13 0 29 29 163.0 174 67 142 9 0% .333 9.6 3.7 0.5 7.8 1.48 4.36 0.0 0.0
2003 ROU AA 8 11 0 28 28 175.3 174 61 132 12 0% .306 8.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 1.34 3.85 0.0 0.0
2004 NWO AAA 3 6 1 32 14 106.7 134 30 72 8 0% .348 11.3 2.5 0.7 6.1 1.54 5.57 0.0 0.0
2004 HOU MLB 4 0 1 25 0 33.0 34 8 24 3 57% .304 9.3 2.2 0.8 6.5 1.27 3.55 1.1 0.1
2005 HOU MLB 6 4 0 77 0 79.7 73 23 60 7 60% .283 8.2 2.6 0.8 6.8 1.21 3.28 7.2 0.7
2006 HOU MLB 7 3 0 81 0 88.7 76 28 56 10 61% .258 7.7 2.8 1.0 5.7 1.17 3.76 -7.2 -0.7
2007 HOU MLB 6 5 5 79 0 82.7 84 25 78 10 58% .323 9.1 2.7 1.1 8.5 1.32 3.05 9.9 1.0
2008 ARI MLB 4 8 9 77 0 73.7 61 18 71 4 59% .279 7.5 2.2 0.5 8.7 1.07 2.81 11.2 1.1
2009 ARI MLB 2 2 24 51 0 52.0 53 7 45 5 60% .304 9.2 1.2 0.9 7.8 1.15 3.63 4.4 0.5
2010 TBA MLB 2 0 0 27 0 21.0 24 6 15 2 55% .328 10.3 2.6 0.9 6.4 1.43 5.57 0.4 0.0
2010 ARI MLB 1 4 12 43 0 38.0 61 15 34 5 57% .415 14.4 3.6 1.2 8.1 2.00 8.29 0.9 0.1
2011 SDN MLB 6 8 0 77 0 74.3 73 20 43 7 60% .280 8.8 2.4 0.8 5.2 1.25 3.51 -5.1 -0.5
2012 NYA MLB 1 0 0 8 0 7.3 10 3 2 0 54% .357 12.3 3.7 0.0 2.5 1.77 6.14 0.0 0.0
2012 PIT MLB 0 0 0 17 0 13.7 14 2 6 0 60% .280 9.2 1.3 0.0 4.0 1.17 6.59 1.7 0.2
2012 IND AAA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0.00 0.00 1.0 0.1
2012 PHI MLB 1 1 0 35 0 31.3 39 9 19 7 56% .308 11.2 2.6 2.0 5.5 1.53 4.60 -5.1 -0.5
2013 MIA MLB 5 2 0 66 0 62.0 57 19 49 4 65% .298 8.3 2.8 0.6 7.1 1.23 2.61 3.3 0.4
2014 HOU MLB 1 1 11 39 0 35.3 32 4 31 2 57% .291 8.2 1.0 0.5 7.9 1.02 1.78 8.2 0.9

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
2008 1019 0.5515 0.5059 0.7806 0.6228 0.3611 0.8743 0.5818 0.2194
2009 741 0.5789 0.5142 0.7953 0.6154 0.3750 0.8977 0.5641 0.2047
2010 1027 0.5268 0.4839 0.8249 0.6266 0.3251 0.8909 0.6835 0.1751
2011 1077 0.4930 0.5070 0.8210 0.6478 0.3626 0.8953 0.6919 0.1771
2012 834 0.5240 0.4976 0.8454 0.6682 0.3073 0.9075 0.6967 0.1522
2013 813 0.5621 0.5117 0.7788 0.6521 0.3315 0.8993 0.4746 0.2212
2014 457 0.5405 0.5077 0.7500 0.6154 0.3810 0.8158 0.6250 0.2500
Career59680.53690.50310.80380.63680.34690.88740.62170.1955

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-09 2014-05-11 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-08-25 2012-09-09 15-DL 15 13 Left Inflammation Big Toe - -
2012-04-08 2012-04-11 DTD 3 2 Right Foot Soreness Heel - -
2009-08-31 2009-10-05 60-DL 35 31 Left Knee Surgery Dislocated Patella and Torn Meniscus Two Places and Partial Quad Tendon Tear 2009-09-05
2009-05-29 2009-06-05 DTD 7 6 Right Forearm Soreness -
2007-02-18 2007-03-11 Camp 21 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-08-25 2006-08-29 DTD 4 3 Right Foot Soreness Heel -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 HOU $250,000
2015 HOU $3,000,000
2014 HOU $2,750,000
2013 MIA $1,150,000
2012 PHI $1,150,000
2011 SDN $1,500,000
2010 ARI $4,185,000
2009 ARI $2,535,000
2008 ARI $1,312,500
2007 HOU $441,000
2006 HOU $376,000
2005 HOU $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$12,965,500
2011Current$2,750,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$15,715,500
2 yrFuture$3,250,000
12 yrTotal$18,965,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 58 dMatt Sosnick2 years/$6M (2014-15), 2016 option

Details
  • 2 years/$6M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/7/13. 14:$2.75M, 15:$3M, 16:$3.5M club option, $0.25M buyout.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/25/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.15M in majors. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/31/12. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 7/1/12 after being DFA by Philadelphia 6/28/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/12.
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/19/11. 11:$1.5M, 12:$6M club option, $1.05M buyout. San Diego declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year/$4.185M (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 7/31/10.
  • 1 year/$2.535M (2009). Re-signed by Arizona 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3125M (2008). Re-signed by Arizona 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2007). Renewed by Houston 3/07. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 12/14/07.
  • 1 year/$0.376M (2006). Re-signed by Houston 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Houston 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Houston 11/03.
  • Drafted by Houston 2000 (2-67) (Nevada-Reno). $0.415M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .287 .346 .423 .274
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .306 .367 .238
18 Split (Multi) .031 .039 .055 .036
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .239 .307 .293 .222
31 vs R (2013) .259 .320 .378 .239
38 Split (2013) -.020 -.013 -.084 -.017
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think gets the most saves for Houston this year, and is that player worth drafting?
(uvasuperman from Atlanta)
I still like Jesse Crain assuming health, although that's an open question right now. I have no faith in Chad Qualls even if he does start the year with the job. But to your point, Crain is a trade candidate even if he does get on track so all of these guys are late round fliers and maybe even reserve picks in 12-team mixers. (Mike Gianella)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)The only acceptable Yu Darvish pun will come if Toronto signs Chad Qualls and it can be said of their offseason, "Q And Not Yu."
(bradleyankrom from Space)
One of my two was "queue and not yu" but it never really came together. (Sam Miller)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you think getting bullpen help would help the Angels make the post-season this year? They've already said they don't want to pay for the top-tier guys like Adams or Bell. What other relievers are out there that might make a difference? Koji Uehara?
(Dennis from LA)
Uehara or maybe Jim Johnson. I mean, there are about 424 available right handed relievers, and most of those are second tier guys. Thing about relievers is, let's say you get a Chad Qualls. Qualls could go out for 20IP and give up 2ER or Give up 14ER. It's too tough to predict with the less than elite players, of which there are very few. So, you bring in someone(s) with good stuff who's pitching well & you cross your fingers and pray. (Mike Ferrin)
2009-07-24 16:30:00 (link to chat)Any feeling about what the Yanks should do this trade deadline?
(Nick from NYC)
Move Phil Hughes into the starting rotation, try and trade for someone like Jason Frasor or Chad Qualls. (Eric Seidman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chad Qualls has thrown 6,490 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Slider (87mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).