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Portrait of Chris Spurling

Chris Spurling PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 219 6 8 3 99 4.32 0.8
Birth Date6-28-1977
Height6' 6"
Weight240 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
2003 DET 26 66 0 77.0 0.0 77.0 1 3 3 5 0 0 326 78 42 40 9 128 22 21 3 38 4.68 4.60 4.64 6.7 0.7
2005 DET 28 56 0 70.7 0.0 70.7 3 4 0 1 0 0 284 58 30 27 8 93 22 16 2 26 3.44 4.81 5.70 0.8 0.1
2006 DET 29 9 0 11.3 0.0 11.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 13 4 4 2 22 4 2 0 4 3.18 5.84 6.64 -0.4 -0.0
2006 MIL 29 7 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 46 12 8 8 3 23 4 3 0 3 7.20 7.61 8.20 -2.9 -0.3
2007 MIL 30 49 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 225 63 31 26 6 95 14 11 2 28 4.68 4.58 5.09 3.9 0.4
Career1870219.00.0219.06838009302241151052836166537994.324.865.338.10.8

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 GRB A 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 GRB A 49 0 76.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LYN A+ 9 0 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAM A+ 34 0 57.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 34 15 121.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 51 0 70.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 Pho Wnt 12 0 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 66 0 77.0 4.64 101 .270 .268 .330 .430 .262 .272 95 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2005 DET MLB 56 0 70.7 5.70 81 .230 .264 .323 .418 .258 .221 102 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2005 TOL AAA 12 0 19.7 4.93 93 .250 .269 .328 .418 .245 .375 88 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2006 DET MLB 9 0 11.3 6.64 75 .273 .274 .345 .433 .263 .282 108 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 MIL MLB 7 0 10.0 8.20 17 .302 .277 .343 .450 .273 .250 92 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2006 TOL AAA 49 0 66.2 4.26 92 .213 .258 .328 .388 .257 .257 88 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 MIL MLB 49 0 50.0 5.09 98 .263 .272 .336 .423 .260 .326 104 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2007 NAS AAA 10 0 16.0 4.26 109 .260 .272 .344 .420 .263 .321 91 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2

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 GRB A 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 7 1 5 1 0% .000 10.5 1.5 1.5 7.5 1.33 3.00 0.0 0.0
1999 GRB A 4 6 4 49 0 76.3 78 23 68 8 0% .000 9.2 2.7 0.9 8.0 1.32 3.66 0.0 0.0
2000 TAM A+ 4 6 1 34 0 57.0 50 22 55 1 0% .000 7.9 3.5 0.2 8.7 1.26 3.79 0.0 0.0
2000 LYN A+ 1 0 5 9 0 18.3 8 3 17 1 0% .000 3.9 1.5 0.5 8.4 0.60 0.98 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 5 7 1 34 15 121.7 133 28 63 9 0% .000 9.8 2.1 0.7 4.7 1.32 3.11 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 4 3 20 51 0 70.0 54 12 60 8 0% .238 6.9 1.5 1.0 7.7 0.94 2.19 0.0 0.0
2002 Pho Wnt 1 0 1 12 0 15.0 14 3 11 1 0% .000 8.4 1.8 0.6 6.6 1.13 3.00 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 1 3 3 66 0 77.0 78 22 38 9 42% .272 9.1 2.6 1.1 4.4 1.30 4.68 6.7 0.7
2005 TOL AAA 2 1 1 12 0 19.7 18 3 15 2 50% .375 8.2 1.4 0.9 6.9 1.07 4.11 1.7 0.2
2005 DET MLB 3 4 0 56 0 70.7 58 22 26 8 48% .221 7.4 2.8 1.0 3.3 1.13 3.44 0.8 0.1
2006 TOL AAA 1 4 5 49 0 66.2 61 10 34 4 51% .257 8.3 1.4 0.5 4.6 1.07 2.04 2.9 0.3
2006 MIL MLB 0 0 0 7 0 10.0 12 4 3 3 38% .250 10.8 3.6 2.7 2.7 1.60 7.20 -2.9 -0.3
2006 DET MLB 0 0 0 9 0 11.3 13 4 4 2 39% .282 10.3 3.2 1.6 3.2 1.50 3.18 -0.4 -0.0
2007 NAS AAA 2 0 0 10 0 16.0 19 2 9 1 58% .321 10.7 1.1 0.6 5.1 1.31 1.69 2.0 0.2
2007 MIL MLB 2 1 0 49 0 50.0 63 14 28 6 51% .326 11.3 2.5 1.1 5.0 1.54 4.68 3.9 0.4

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
2004-03-26 2004-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2004-03-04 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 DET $725,000
2006 MIL $725,000
2004 MIL $325,000
2003 DET $305,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,080,000
3 yrTotal$2,080,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 3 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/5/07 contract purchased 9/1/07 designated for assignment 8/15/07
  • contract purchased 4/07 assigned Triple-A 4/07 re-signed 10/06, 1 year (07) (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/06 claimed off waivers from DT 9/06
  • designated for assignment 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 recalled 5/06 optioned to Triple-A 4/06 avoided arbitration 1/06, 1 year/$0.725M (06)
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/05 re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$M (05) 1 year/$0.325M (04) 1 year/$0.305M (03)

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BP Articles

Chris Spurling is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First WeekRany Jazayerli2014-09-24
Spring Training Preview: NL CentralJoe Sheehan2008-02-11
Prospectus Today: Where Was Coco?Joe Sheehan2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis Special: Trades Catch-upChristina Kahrl2007-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League MovesChristina Kahrl2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Look SharpNate Silver2007-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dave DombrowskiJonah Keri2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 1-5Christina Kahrl2006-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-29Christina Kahrl2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
Prospectus Notebook: Angels, TigersBaseball Prospectus2005-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31Christina Kahrl2005-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Any Infielder Will DoSteven Goldman2005-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chris Spurling threw 352 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 (91mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely threw a Change (84mph).