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Portrait of Jimmy Gobble

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 435.7 22 23 4 285 5.29 3.5
Birth Date7-19-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2003 KCA MLB 9 9 52.7 56 15 31 8 .255 104 9.6 2.6 1.4 5.3 31% .279 .267 1.35 4.97 4.61 101 4.65 0.6
2004 KCA MLB 25 24 148.0 157 43 49 24 .261 102 9.5 2.6 1.5 3.0 39% .256 .268 1.35 5.53 5.35 125 5.11 1.0
2005 KCA MLB 28 4 53.7 64 30 38 9 .265 102 10.7 5.0 1.5 6.4 36% .322 .303 1.75 5.55 5.70 108 5.80 -0.2
2006 KCA MLB 60 6 84.0 95 29 80 12 .261 114 10.2 3.1 1.3 8.6 40% .335 .258 1.48 4.21 5.14 80 4.79 0.9
2007 KCA MLB 74 0 53.7 56 23 50 6 .273 102 9.4 3.9 1.0 8.4 36% .329 .275 1.47 4.30 3.02 86 5.55 -0.0
2008 KCA MLB 39 0 31.7 39 23 27 5 .265 101 11.1 6.5 1.4 7.7 31% .333 .311 1.96 5.88 8.81 111 6.89 -0.5
2009 CHA MLB 12 0 12.0 14 7 10 3 .262 106 10.5 5.2 2.2 7.5 28% .297 .302 1.75 6.98 7.50 108 6.95 -0.2
CareerMLB24743435.748117028567.2631059.93.51.45.936%.296.2761.495.135.291055.341.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2000 CWV A 25 25 145.0 144 34 115 10 .000 8.9 2.1 0.6 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.23 3.51 3.66
2001 WIL A+ 27 27 162.3 134 33 154 8 .000 7.4 1.8 0.4 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.03 2.65 2.55
2002 WIC AA 13 13 69.3 71 19 52 3 .000 9.2 2.5 0.4 6.8 0% .316 .000 1.30 3.04 3.38
2003 KCA MLB 9 9 52.7 56 15 31 8 .255 104 9.6 2.6 1.4 5.3 31% .279 .267 1.35 4.97 4.61
2003 WIC AA 22 22 132.7 128 40 100 11 .000 8.7 2.7 0.7 6.8 0% .290 .000 1.27 4.00 3.19
2004 KCA MLB 25 24 148.0 157 43 49 24 .261 102 9.5 2.6 1.5 3.0 39% .256 .268 1.35 5.53 5.35
2004 OMA AAA 4 4 19.7 25 7 15 5 .000 11.4 3.2 2.3 6.9 0% .312 .000 1.62 6.35 4.57
2005 KCA MLB 28 4 53.7 64 30 38 9 .265 102 10.7 5.0 1.5 6.4 36% .322 .303 1.75 5.55 5.70
2005 OMA AAA 12 12 58.3 76 21 45 8 .282 60 11.7 3.2 1.2 6.9 44% .349 .279 1.66 4.94 6.64
2006 KCA MLB 60 6 84.0 95 29 80 12 .261 114 10.2 3.1 1.3 8.6 40% .335 .258 1.48 4.21 5.14
2007 KCA MLB 74 0 53.7 56 23 50 6 .273 102 9.4 3.9 1.0 8.4 36% .329 .275 1.47 4.30 3.02
2008 KCA MLB 39 0 31.7 39 23 27 5 .265 101 11.1 6.5 1.4 7.7 31% .333 .311 1.96 5.88 8.81
2008 OMA AAA 8 4 14.3 16 9 16 1 .257 103 10.1 5.7 0.6 10.1 49% .375 .265 1.75 4.26 5.66
2009 CHA MLB 12 0 12.0 14 7 10 3 .262 106 10.5 5.2 2.2 7.5 28% .297 .302 1.75 6.98 7.50
2009 CHR AAA 11 0 12.0 8 4 19 2 .256 108 6.0 3.0 1.5 14.2 37% .240 .234 1.00 3.40 5.25
2010 CSP AAA 2 0 2.0 3 0 0 0 .265 126 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 22% .333 .291 1.50 3.58 4.50

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 619 0.4814 0.4394 0.7684 0.6309 0.2617 0.8404 0.6071 0.2316
2009 224 0.5357 0.4643 0.7308 0.6833 0.2115 0.7927 0.5000 0.2692
Career8430.49580.4460.75840.64480.24840.82770.57860.2416

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
2010-04-20 2010-09-07 Minors 140 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-04-08 2010-04-16 Minors 8 0 Abdomen Recovery From Strain Oblique -
2010-03-12 2010-04-05 Camp 24 0 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-07-22 2008-09-02 15-DL 42 36 Low Back Strain -
2004-09-30 2004-10-03 DTD 3 3 Low Back Cartilage Injury -
2004-03-26 2004-04-01 Camp 6 0 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2008 KCA $1,312,500
2007 KCA $712,500
2006 KCA $345,500
2004 KCA $304,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,674,500
4 yrTotal$2,674,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 31 dSFX

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Colorado 1/28/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55, 70 games. Released by Kansas City 3/18/09 (due 30 days' pay, $221,312). Signed by Texas as a free agent 3/21/09 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 3/29/09. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/5/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by White Sox 5/11/09. DFA by White Sox 7/8/09.
  • 1 year/$1.3125M (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.7125M (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.3455M (2006).
  • 1 year (2005). Renewed by Kansas City 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.304M (2004).
  • Drafted by Kansas City 1999 (1s-49). $0.725M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessDraft Ten Pack: March 11, 2014Nick J. Faleris2014-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDraft Ten Pack: March 11, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-03-11
The BP Wayback Machine: Grand Ole OpryJohn Perrotto2012-12-07
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Circling The Bases: Fine Penmanship, Part 2Tim Kniker2010-02-26
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: Salary Arbitration Beats Free AgencyMaury Brown2009-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: After the StormJay Jaffe2008-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Anticipating MovesJeff Erickson2008-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL ActionChristina Kahrl2008-05-23
Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-16
Spring Training Preview: AL CentralJoe Sheehan2008-02-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Grand Ole OpryJohn Perrotto2007-12-02
Royal Rebound: A New Plan, A New Result?John Perrotto2007-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-22
Hope and Faith: How the Kansas City Royals Can Win the World SeriesRany Jazayerli2007-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Kansas City Royals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-22
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 3Marc Normandin2006-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 30-July 2Christina Kahrl2006-07-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part TenRany Jazayerli2006-05-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-24
Prospectus Notebook: RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2005-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Kansas City Royals @ Oakland A's, 8/21/05Jonah Keri2005-08-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The First Round - A Year LaterJeff Erickson2005-08-16
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Perspective, ReduxJoe Sheehan2005-04-18
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Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsCaleb Peiffer2005-02-25
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Jimmy Gobble threw 1,231 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph) and Fourseam Fastball (88mph).