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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 384.3 18 27 0 226 5.34 0.4
Birth Date1-28-1981
Height6' 4"
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
2003 TBA 22 6 5 35.3 33.0 2.3 3 2 0 1 2 1 145 29 13 13 4 47 15 15 1 29 3.31 4.28 4.72 3.5 0.4
2004 TBA 23 14 14 70.3 70.3 0.0 5 7 0 0 3 4 309 68 54 47 20 145 33 32 4 36 6.01 7.41 8.55 -11.4 -1.1
2005 TBA 24 29 25 157.0 144.0 13.0 5 12 0 1 4 3 692 191 109 98 29 325 38 33 3 87 5.62 5.13 5.13 10.5 0.7
2006 TBA 25 11 10 53.0 51.0 2.0 1 4 0 0 2 0 249 67 40 39 6 101 19 18 5 25 6.62 5.08 5.43 4.4 0.4
2008 FLO 27 48 0 63.3 0.0 63.3 4 2 0 1 0 0 275 63 29 26 7 100 21 18 2 46 3.69 4.18 4.88 2.7 0.1
2009 KCA 28 5 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 9 5 5 2 17 3 3 0 3 8.44 8.58 7.71 -0.9 -0.1
Career11354384.3298.386.0182703118169842725022868735129119152265.345.355.718.80.4

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 PRI Rk 11 7 35.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HUD A- 14 14 72.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CSC A 26 26 153.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CSC A 7 7 36.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAK A+ 17 17 108.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ORL AA 4 4 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .397 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TBA MLB 6 5 35.3 4.72 102 .232 .271 .345 .437 .270 .260 98 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2003 ORL AA 13 12 76.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 10 10 51.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 14 14 70.3 8.55 34 .291 .270 .343 .448 .265 .222 102 -11.4 -1.1 -11.4 -1.1
2004 DUR AAA 8 8 29.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB 29 25 157.0 5.13 94 .291 .273 .336 .428 .267 .303 102 10.6 1.1 10.5 0.7
2005 DUR AAA 3 3 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.560 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TBA MLB 11 10 53.0 5.43 97 .288 .276 .342 .444 .263 .314 107 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2006 DUR AAA 17 15 79.0 5.21 71 .341 .262 .331 .401 .264 .373 91 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2007 HUD A- 4 4 19.0 5.35 84 .213 .258 .338 .371 .274 .246 100 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 VRO A+ 9 9 43.7 4.78 104 .268 .264 .339 .386 .263 .351 104 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2008 FLO MLB 48 0 63.3 4.88 91 .263 .258 .327 .403 .259 .281 96 2.5 0.3 2.7 0.1
2008 JUP A+ 2 0 1.7 2.25 143 .343 .252 .322 .339 .244 .429 94 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 ABQ AAA 2 2 10.7 6.94 91 .282 .279 .350 .428 .258 .350 127 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2008 MRL Rk 1 1 1.0 0.75 185 .236 .242 .367 .390 .265 .500 103 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 KCA MLB 5 0 5.3 7.71 49 .366 .264 .326 .430 .255 .350 106 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 OMA AAA 13 0 18.7 3.39 114 .260 .274 .336 .401 .279 .333 81 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2010 MAY Wnt 11 0 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 PRI Rk 0 5 0 11 7 35.0 46 35 38 2 0% .000 11.8 9.0 0.5 9.8 2.31 9.77 0.0 0.0
2000 HUD A- 4 4 0 14 14 72.7 53 37 58 2 0% .000 6.6 4.6 0.2 7.2 1.24 2.35 0.0 0.0
2001 CSC A 8 11 0 26 26 153.3 179 38 107 14 0% .000 10.5 2.2 0.8 6.3 1.42 4.34 0.0 0.0
2002 CSC A 3 3 0 7 7 36.3 39 16 36 2 0% .349 9.7 4.0 0.5 8.9 1.52 3.47 0.0 0.0
2002 BAK A+ 6 3 0 17 17 108.3 114 29 101 9 0% .322 9.5 2.4 0.7 8.4 1.32 2.66 0.0 0.0
2002 ORL AA 1 3 0 4 4 18.0 27 13 18 4 0% .397 13.5 6.5 2.0 9.0 2.22 9.00 0.0 0.0
2003 TBA MLB 3 2 0 6 5 35.3 29 15 29 4 34% .260 7.4 3.8 1.0 7.4 1.25 3.31 3.5 0.4
2003 ORL AA 5 3 0 13 12 76.3 74 19 45 6 0% .280 8.7 2.2 0.7 5.3 1.22 4.13 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 3 3 0 10 10 51.3 51 12 35 9 0% .273 8.9 2.1 1.6 6.1 1.23 3.33 0.0 0.0
2004 DUR AAA 0 2 0 8 8 29.3 33 17 22 11 0% .253 10.1 5.2 3.4 6.8 1.71 6.76 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 5 7 0 14 14 70.3 68 33 36 20 31% .222 8.7 4.2 2.6 4.6 1.44 6.01 -11.4 -1.1
2005 DUR AAA 0 2 0 3 3 13.7 17 5 16 3 0% -.560 11.2 3.3 2.0 10.5 1.61 9.20 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB 5 12 0 29 25 157.0 191 38 87 29 36% .303 10.9 2.2 1.7 5.0 1.46 5.62 10.5 0.7
2006 TBA MLB 1 4 0 11 10 53.0 67 19 25 6 34% .314 11.4 3.2 1.0 4.2 1.62 6.62 4.4 0.4
2006 DUR AAA 1 12 0 17 15 79.0 129 24 45 7 40% .373 14.7 2.7 0.8 5.1 1.94 8.32 -3.8 -0.4
2007 VRO A+ 4 4 0 9 9 43.7 53 5 34 6 47% .351 10.9 1.0 1.2 7.0 1.33 4.74 4.9 0.5
2007 HUD A- 2 1 0 4 4 19.0 16 0 12 1 52% .246 7.6 0.0 0.5 5.7 0.84 1.42 0.1 0.0
2008 ABQ AAA 1 0 0 2 2 10.7 17 2 4 3 37% .350 14.3 1.7 2.5 3.4 1.78 4.21 1.2 0.1
2008 FLO MLB 4 2 0 48 0 63.3 63 21 46 7 34% .281 9.0 3.0 1.0 6.5 1.33 3.69 2.7 0.1
2008 MRL Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 0 0% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.8 0.1
2008 JUP A+ 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 3 0 2 0 57% .429 15.9 0.0 0.0 10.6 1.76 5.29 0.7 0.1
2009 OMA AAA 1 1 1 13 0 18.7 22 1 10 0 48% .333 10.6 0.5 0.0 4.8 1.23 4.81 2.6 0.3
2009 KCA MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.3 9 3 3 2 45% .350 15.2 5.1 3.4 5.1 2.25 8.44 -0.9 -0.1
2010 MAY Wnt 1 1 1 11 0 15.0 17 3 8 1 0% .302 10.2 1.8 0.6 4.8 1.33 4.80 0.0 0.0

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 956 0.5575 0.5000 0.8176 0.6548 0.3026 0.8854 0.6328 0.1824
2009 113 0.5221 0.4513 0.8824 0.6780 0.2037 0.9000 0.8182 0.1176
Career10690.55380.49490.82440.65730.29210.88690.65240.1756

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-12 2009-10-05 60-DL 54 50 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2009-08-31
2009-04-18 2009-08-06 15-DL 110 97 Right Elbow Strain Wrist Extensors -
2009-03-14 2009-03-23 Camp 9 0 Right Fingers Surgery Fingernail 2009-03-14
2009-03-03 2009-03-04 Camp 1 0 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2008-08-07 2008-08-26 15-DL 19 17 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-10-11 2006-10-11 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2006-10-11
2005-06-29 2005-07-25 15-DL 26 21 Right Fingers Inflammation Tendonitis Middle Finger -
2004-06-09 2004-09-06 60-DL 89 79 Right Fingers Strain Middle Finger -
2004-04-08 2004-04-23 Minors 15 0 Right Fingers Blister -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 KCA $
2009 KCA $640,000
2008 FLO $410,000
2006 TBA $355,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,405,900
3 yrTotal$1,405,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 86 d1 yr/$0.64M (09)

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 11/20/09 signed as a free agent from FL 12/11/08, 1 year/$0.64M (09)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/1/08 contract purchased 4/18/08 signed as a free agent from TB 12/4/07, 1 year/$0.41M (08) (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/07 re-signed 12/06 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 11/06 1 year/$0.3559M (06) optioned to Triple-A 3/05 re-signed 1/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 2/04
  • recalled 8/03 optioned Double-A 3/03 re-signed 1/03 40-m 11/02
  • $0.5M signing bonus
  • St Pete (FL) High School `99 3-85

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Last year, we predicted Doug Waechter would be a prime example of the volatility of relief pitchers; luckily for the Royals, he was never healthy enough to do much damage, and he underwent season-ending labrum surgery in August.
2009 The Marlins are not averse to turning starters into relievers, and Waechter was another of those experiments. He earned his check out of the pen, bumping up his strikeout rate by more than two per nine while maintaining the homer rate he established in 2006 with the Devil Rays. He benefited significantly from his defense though, and his offerings—a low-90s heater and slider—are not the most impressive around. Most reliever performance is volatile, and Waechter's 2008 is a prime example of this, but that's now the Royals' problem as they signed him to a one-year contract for 2009.
2007 Even when he was healthy, he never looked like the kind of pitcher who could do more than just throw a baseball and hope for the best. Since he added labrum surgery to his list of offseason plans, it`s even less likely he`ll ever amount to much. He has been released.
2006 Finger tendinitis held Waechter back for the second year in a row. It was a different finger, so maybe you could call that progress. He also got his walks down, and his home run rate improved from `London Blitz` to `A Typical Saturday Night in Fallujah.` Still, Waechter remains a very hittable pitcher with little strikeout ability. Just 25, he might put together a good year someday if the conditions are right, say, pitching in San Diego for Leo Mazzone with five healthy fingers. Until that situation rolls up, junk bonds are more likely to deliver.
2005 Waechter jammed the middle finger on his right hand early last June, leading to an inflamed tendon that kept him out three months. It should have kept him out longer: He was awful in his rehab starts at Triple-A, and he was still awful when he returned to Tampa in September. He's a flyball (and consequently a home run) machine who could really use a trade to Safeco, Petco or some other homer-suppressing park that ends in "co."

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This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Marlins Who May Be MovingR.J. Anderson2013-07-01
The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us WrongBaseball Prospectus2012-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-09-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central UpdateChristina Kahrl2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Too Much SunJoe Sheehan2009-01-05
Transaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The Jacobs DealChristina Kahrl2008-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Neglected Florida MarlinsJoe Sheehan2008-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Combo PlatterJay Jaffe2008-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Fishy SuccessDayn Perry2008-05-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2008-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking in the New YearChristina Kahrl2008-01-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-21Christina Kahrl2006-11-22
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 9Jay Jaffe2006-07-12
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 11Jay Jaffe2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-7Christina Kahrl2006-06-09
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 4Jay Jaffe2006-06-06
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Tampa Bay Devil RaysWill Carroll2006-03-01
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Prospectus Notebook: Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2005-12-23
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 7Jay Jaffe2005-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Tout WarsJeff Erickson2005-03-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2005-02-11
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Doug Waechter threw 1,036 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Sinker (89mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph).