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John Grabow PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 476.3 24 19 6 400 4.31 2.6
Birth Date11-4-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2003 PIT 24 5 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 9 3.60 -0.63 0.42 2.9 0.3
2004 PIT 25 68 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 2 5 1 6 0 0 286 81 39 35 8 121 28 21 0 64 5.11 3.93 3.70 9.8 1.1
2005 PIT 26 63 0 52.0 0.0 52.0 2 3 0 3 0 0 222 46 31 28 6 73 25 23 2 42 4.85 4.43 4.48 6.0 0.6
2006 PIT 27 72 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 4 2 0 4 0 0 303 68 34 32 7 108 30 27 3 66 4.13 3.94 4.48 5.2 0.6
2007 PIT 28 63 0 51.7 0.0 51.7 3 2 1 3 0 0 228 56 27 26 6 81 19 17 1 42 4.53 4.22 4.97 3.9 0.3
2008 PIT 29 74 0 76.0 0.0 76.0 6 3 4 4 0 0 322 60 25 24 9 96 37 35 1 62 2.84 4.51 5.12 2.9 0.2
2009 CHN 30 30 0 25.0 0.0 25.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 19 9 9 1 27 12 11 1 16 3.24 3.86 4.91 -0.4 -0.0
2009 PIT 30 45 0 47.3 0.0 47.3 3 0 0 2 0 0 209 43 19 18 4 62 28 26 2 41 3.42 4.32 4.53 2.0 0.3
2010 CHN 31 28 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 1 3 0 2 0 0 126 35 24 21 5 58 13 13 1 20 7.36 5.72 6.53 -4.4 -0.5
2011 CHN 32 58 0 62.3 0.0 62.3 3 1 0 0 0 0 282 67 39 33 9 115 28 24 1 38 4.76 5.05 5.23 -2.7 -0.3
Career5060476.30.0476.3241962400210548125022855747220197124004.314.344.7125.12.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 AUG A 17 16 71.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 26 26 156.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ALT AA 24 24 145.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 7 7 36.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 10 10 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 28 27 146.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 5 0 5.0 0.42 191 .222 .260 .327 .413 .260 .462 103 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2003 ALT AA 24 9 83.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NAS AAA 17 0 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .392 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 68 0 61.7 3.70 116 .301 .269 .341 .441 .271 .392 94 9.5 0.9 9.8 1.1
2005 PIT MLB 63 0 52.0 4.48 106 .245 .266 .336 .429 .265 .272 104 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2006 PIT MLB 72 0 69.7 4.48 105 .260 .269 .339 .441 .268 .310 96 6.1 0.6 5.2 0.6
2007 PIT MLB 63 0 51.7 4.97 97 .253 .269 .334 .429 .261 .312 101 4.0 0.4 3.9 0.3
2007 IND AAA 4 0 4.0 5.39 51 .358 .244 .304 .344 .252 .600 70 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 PIT MLB 74 0 76.0 5.12 89 .242 .264 .333 .417 .263 .239 99 3.0 0.3 2.9 0.2
2009 CHN MLB 30 0 25.0 4.91 89 .220 .260 .332 .404 .260 .240 98 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 PIT MLB 45 0 47.3 4.53 95 .254 .264 .336 .419 .267 .291 95 2.1 0.2 2.0 0.3
2010 CHN MLB 28 0 25.7 6.53 50 .334 .259 .324 .406 .268 .345 99 -4.4 -0.5 -4.4 -0.5
2010 IOW AAA 4 0 4.0 4.20 114 .341 .279 .348 .441 .272 .429 94 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2011 CHN MLB 58 0 62.3 5.23 77 .297 .255 .317 .397 .259 .282 102 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3

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
1998 AUG A 6 3 0 17 16 71.7 84 34 67 7 0% .000 10.5 4.3 0.9 8.4 1.65 5.77 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 9 10 0 26 26 156.3 152 32 164 16 0% .000 8.8 1.8 0.9 9.4 1.18 3.80 0.0 0.0
2000 ALT AA 8 7 0 24 24 145.3 145 65 109 10 0% .000 9.0 4.0 0.6 6.8 1.45 4.34 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 2 5 0 10 10 50.7 30 39 42 1 0% .000 5.3 6.9 0.2 7.5 1.36 3.37 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 1 3 0 7 7 36.7 42 26 35 3 0% .000 10.3 6.4 0.7 8.6 1.85 6.38 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 8 13 0 28 27 146.3 181 47 97 10 0% .347 11.1 2.9 0.6 6.0 1.56 5.48 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 6 0 9 0 54% .462 10.8 0.0 0.0 16.2 1.20 3.60 2.9 0.3
2003 ALT AA 6 1 1 24 9 83.0 87 19 73 9 0% .326 9.4 2.1 1.0 7.9 1.28 3.36 0.0 0.0
2003 NAS AAA 0 2 0 17 0 24.7 31 7 26 0 0% .392 11.3 2.6 0.0 9.5 1.54 4.74 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 2 5 1 68 0 61.7 81 28 64 8 52% .392 11.8 4.1 1.2 9.3 1.77 5.11 9.8 1.1
2005 PIT MLB 2 3 0 63 0 52.0 46 25 42 6 48% .272 8.0 4.3 1.0 7.3 1.37 4.85 6.0 0.6
2006 PIT MLB 4 2 0 72 0 69.7 68 30 66 7 52% .310 8.8 3.9 0.9 8.5 1.41 4.13 5.2 0.6
2007 IND AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 4 2 4 1 33% .600 9.0 4.5 2.2 9.0 1.50 2.25 -0.6 -0.1
2007 PIT MLB 3 2 1 63 0 51.7 56 19 42 6 52% .312 9.8 3.3 1.0 7.3 1.45 4.53 3.9 0.3
2008 PIT MLB 6 3 4 74 0 76.0 60 37 62 9 43% .239 7.1 4.4 1.1 7.3 1.28 2.84 2.9 0.2
2009 CHN MLB 0 0 0 30 0 25.0 19 12 16 1 50% .240 6.8 4.3 0.4 5.8 1.24 3.24 -0.4 -0.0
2009 PIT MLB 3 0 0 45 0 47.3 43 28 41 4 43% .291 8.2 5.3 0.8 7.8 1.50 3.42 2.0 0.3
2010 IOW AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 6 1 2 0 50% .429 13.5 2.2 0.0 4.5 1.75 6.75 0.6 0.1
2010 CHN MLB 1 3 0 28 0 25.7 35 13 20 5 45% .345 12.3 4.6 1.8 7.0 1.87 7.36 -4.4 -0.5
2011 CHN MLB 3 1 0 58 0 62.3 67 28 38 9 40% .282 9.7 4.0 1.3 5.5 1.52 4.76 -2.7 -0.3

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 1145 0.4882 0.4384 0.7530 0.6136 0.2713 0.8367 0.5723 0.2430
2009 1143 0.4891 0.4602 0.7795 0.6172 0.3099 0.8667 0.6133 0.2205
2010 472 0.5233 0.4661 0.7773 0.6397 0.2756 0.8481 0.5968 0.2227
2011 913 0.4863 0.4874 0.7640 0.6712 0.3134 0.8658 0.5578 0.2360
Career36730.49250.46090.76710.63240.29430.85470.58460.2316

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-02-28 2011-03-17 Camp 17 0 Left Shoulder Tightness - -
2010-06-29 2010-10-04 60-DL 97 86 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2010-05-31 2010-06-15 15-DL 15 12 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2010-05-08 2010-05-14 DTD 6 5 Knee Soreness -
2007-03-23 2007-04-22 15-DL 30 16 Left Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips -
2007-03-18 2007-03-23 Camp 5 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2006-08-19 2006-08-22 DTD 3 3 Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2006-07-09 2006-07-16 DTD 7 3 Groin Soreness -
2001-05-20 2001-07-17 Minors 58 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-05-29 1998-06-21 Minors 23 0 Left Head Contusion - -
1997-06-20 1997-06-27 Minors 7 0 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CHN $4,800,000
2010 CHN $2,700,000
2009 PIT $2,300,000
2009 CHN $2,300,000
2008 PIT $1,135,000
2007 PIT $832,500
2006 PIT $341,750
2005 PIT $327,000
2004 PIT $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$15,036,250
8 yrTotal$15,036,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 16 dPaul Kinzer1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. May opt out of contract 3/25/12, giving club chance to retain his rights by adding Grabow to active roster by 3/30/12. $0.2M in performance bonuses based on appearances. Released by LA Dodgers 3/26/12.
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2010-11). Re-signed as a free agent 11/20/09. 10:$2.7M, 11:$4.8M
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$1.135M (2008). Re-signed 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $20,000 each for 65, 70 games. $30,000 for 75 g.
  • 1 year/$0.8325M (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $0.925M-$0.765M). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$341,750 (2006). Re-signed 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any ideas as to whom the Cubs might actually move and for what? I think Ramirez is staying and getting a 2-3 year extension.
(Justin from Tinley Park)
Reed Johnson, They'd love to more Soriano, Fukudome. Maybe Ramirez if it's the perfect situation in August. Still like Marlon Byrd could be a nice pickup for a team. $6.5 mil for next year not horrible. Could be better, but...As for the Cubs deals with the devil. Yeah, ownership had say in it. But Hendry can't be divorced from things like multi year deals to John Grabow either (Mike Ferrin)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)How close is a John Grabow trade? Who has the best chance of getting him, and what kind of value would be coming back to the Pirates?
(JTbucsfan from Ohio)
Pirates will only give up Grabow if they get what they feel is the equivalent of two good prospects. He'll be a Type A free agent and they are willing to take the two compensatory draft picks next year if he signes somewhere else over the winter. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, John Grabow threw 3,951 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Slider (83mph) and Change (82mph).