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Portrait of Cha Seung Baek

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 279.7 16 18 0 184 4.83 2.1
Birth Date5-29-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2004 SEA MLB 7 5 31.0 35 11 20 5 .261 104 10.2 3.2 1.5 5.8 32% .297 .279 1.48 5.22 5.52 107 5.98 -0.1
2006 SEA MLB 6 6 34.3 26 13 23 6 .264 102 6.8 3.4 1.6 6.0 44% .208 .234 1.14 5.43 3.67 104 4.21 0.6
2007 SEA MLB 14 12 73.3 87 14 49 6 .264 99 10.7 1.7 0.7 6.0 36% .325 .263 1.38 3.73 5.15 92 4.35 1.1
2008 SDN 0 22 20 111.0 118 30 77 12 .262 86 9.6 2.4 1.0 6.2 43% .300 .284 1.33 4.02 4.62 0 0.00 0.0
2008 SEA 0 10 1 30.0 28 13 15 6 .259 101 8.4 3.9 1.8 4.5 41% .237 .270 1.37 6.06 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TOT MLB 32 21 141.0 146 43 92 18 .261 89 9.3 2.7 1.1 5.9 42% .287 .281 1.34 4.45 4.79 106 4.78 1.1
CareerMLB5944279.72948118435.262959.52.61.15.940%.290.2711.344.474.831024.742.7

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 WIS A 24 24 127.7 137 36 99 13 .000 9.7 2.5 0.9 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.35 3.90 3.95
2001 SBR A+ 5 4 21.0 17 2 16 2 .000 7.3 0.9 0.9 6.9 0% .000 .000 0.90 3.75 3.43
2003 INL A+ 13 10 56.7 55 9 50 3 .000 8.7 1.4 0.5 7.9 0% .302 .000 1.13 3.23 3.65
2003 SAN AA 9 9 56.0 49 17 46 2 .000 7.9 2.7 0.3 7.4 0% .294 .000 1.18 3.36 2.57
2003 Peo Wnt 7 6 25.7 28 6 20 1 .000 9.8 2.1 0.4 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.32 3.93 5.60
2004 SEA MLB 7 5 31.0 35 11 20 5 .261 104 10.2 3.2 1.5 5.8 32% .297 .279 1.48 5.22 5.52
2004 SAN AA 1 1 5.0 2 0 5 0 .000 3.6 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .182 .000 0.40 1.41 0.00
2004 TAC AAA 14 14 72.7 85 24 56 7 .000 10.5 3.0 0.9 6.9 0% .329 .000 1.50 4.29 4.21
2005 TAC AAA 25 21 113.7 147 36 73 19 .281 65 11.6 2.8 1.5 5.8 48% .334 .311 1.61 5.38 6.41
2006 SEA MLB 6 6 34.3 26 13 23 6 .264 102 6.8 3.4 1.6 6.0 44% .208 .234 1.14 5.43 3.67
2006 TAC AAA 24 24 147.2 133 37 103 17 .267 98 8.1 2.3 1.0 6.3 50% .262 .235 1.15 4.32 3.00
2007 SEA MLB 14 12 73.3 87 14 49 6 .264 99 10.7 1.7 0.7 6.0 36% .325 .263 1.38 3.73 5.15
2007 WIS A 1 1 3.7 5 0 6 1 .276 93 12.2 0.0 2.4 14.6 40% .444 .306 1.35 3.58 4.86
2007 TAC AAA 6 6 31.0 33 10 18 1 .266 96 9.6 2.9 0.3 5.2 41% .305 .248 1.39 3.85 3.19
2007 MRN Rk 1 0 3.0 1 0 6 0 .277 97 3.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 60% .200 .122 0.33 0.27 0.00
2008 SDN MLB 22 20 111.0 118 30 77 12 .262 86 9.6 2.4 1.0 6.2 43% .300 .284 1.33 4.02 4.62
2008 SEA MLB 10 1 30.0 28 13 15 6 .259 101 8.4 3.9 1.8 4.5 41% .237 .270 1.37 6.06 5.40
2009 LEL A+ 2 2 8.7 6 4 7 1 .265 96 6.2 4.1 1.0 7.2 33% .217 .248 1.15 5.03 7.24
2009 SAN AA 2 2 7.0 15 2 3 2 .252 114 19.3 2.6 2.6 3.9 44% .406 .405 2.43 6.97 10.29
2009 POR AAA 3 3 5.7 9 0 7 2 .282 82 14.2 0.0 3.2 11.1 11% .438 .426 1.58 5.56 11.05
2010 LAR Wnt 3 3 10.7 13 4 6 2 .000 10.9 3.4 1.7 5.0 0% .314 .000 1.59 5.69 5.89

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 2194 0.5232 0.4829 0.8091 0.6516 0.2964 0.8690 0.6645 0.1900
Career21940.52320.48290.80910.65160.29640.8690.66450.19

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
2009-03-30 2009-10-05 60-DL 189 162 Right Elbow Sprain -
2008-09-14 2008-09-21 DTD 7 6 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2007-06-17 2007-09-17 60-DL 92 83 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-09-25 2006-10-01 60-DL 6 5 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2005-08-22 2005-09-02 Minors 11 11 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -
2003-05-08 2003-06-10 Minors 33 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2002-04-05 2002-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2001-06-06 2001-09-08 Minors 94 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2001-05-26 2001-09-05 Minors 102 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2001-04-13 2001-05-14 Minors 31 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2001-04-13 2001-05-14 Minors 31 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2000-06-02 2000-06-15 Minors 13 0 Right Elbow Strain Flexors - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 $
2012 SDN $
2011 SDN $
2009 SDN $429,400
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$429,400
1 yrTotal$429,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 72 d1 yr/$0.4294M (09)

Details
  • released 10/8/09 re-signed 2/27/09, 1 year/$0.4294M (09)
  • acquired in trade from SEA 5/27/08 designated for assignment 5/21/08 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • contract purchased 8/06 non-tendered 12/05 designated for assignment 12/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/05 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 2/04
  • 40-m 11/03
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • South Korea `98

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Roster TweaksChristina Kahrl2009-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2009-09-27
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Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Combo PlatterJay Jaffe2008-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Mariner Meltdown on the MoundJoe Sheehan2008-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: On the SpotJohn Perrotto2008-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Mariners MirageJoe Sheehan2008-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Bedard for FiveChristina Kahrl2008-02-10
Spring Training Preview: AL WestJoe Sheehan2008-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL WestChristina Kahrl2007-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL WestNate Silver2007-10-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Catchup and Recent AL MovesChristina Kahrl2007-02-07
Transaction Analysis: September 22-28, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-29
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 26Jay Jaffe2006-09-26
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Cha Seung Baek threw 2,692 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph), Curve (75mph) and Change (79mph).