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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 472.3 29 18 4 338 4.69 0.6
Birth Date3-4-1968
Height6' 2"
Weight225 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
1995 TOR 27 12 7 48.7 38.0 10.7 2 4 0 0 2 0 229 64 46 39 10 106 25 24 1 27 7.21 6.30 7.13 -4.7 -0.5
1996 CIN 28 8 5 23.0 19.0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 112 31 17 15 6 59 13 12 2 13 5.87 7.31 7.01 -1.9 -0.2
1996 TOR 28 11 0 15.0 0.0 15.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 76 23 19 19 5 42 12 10 0 10 11.40 8.65 8.87 -4.2 -0.4
1997 CIN 29 2 2 10.3 10.3 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 49 14 9 9 4 26 6 5 0 5 7.84 8.88 9.40 -1.9 -0.2
2000 COL 32 8 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 1 0 1 0 0 72 21 19 19 5 38 11 9 1 15 12.82 8.38 9.45 -2.9 -0.3
2001 LAN 33 47 3 85.3 16.0 69.3 6 1 0 4 1 0 348 73 30 30 12 123 24 21 1 70 3.16 4.07 4.07 10.3 1.0
2002 LAN 34 63 1 90.7 5.0 85.7 6 3 1 5 0 0 387 83 34 33 14 146 32 28 6 56 3.28 4.91 5.81 -6.1 -0.4
2003 SEA 35 23 0 29.0 0.0 29.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 137 40 22 22 6 65 14 14 2 13 6.83 6.54 7.75 -5.4 -0.5
2004 LAN 36 42 0 53.7 0.0 53.7 5 2 2 1 0 0 227 46 15 13 1 62 20 17 1 48 2.18 2.58 3.16 15.1 1.6
2005 LAN 37 72 0 75.7 0.0 75.7 7 4 0 2 0 0 326 65 35 33 6 105 38 33 6 56 3.93 4.29 5.31 0.2 0.2
2006 LAN 38 25 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 0 1 1 1 0 0 116 27 14 14 5 52 7 7 1 25 4.55 4.52 4.46 3.3 0.3
Career31318472.388.3384.0291841640207948726024674824202180213384.695.045.651.70.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 STC A- 15 13 89.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MYR A 22 16 100.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 DUN A+ 5 4 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 DUN A+ 27 24 140.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 KNX AA 26 26 164.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TOR MLB 12 7 48.7 7.13 58 .319 .273 .344 .428 .269 .327 98 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
1995 SYR AAA 21 21 131.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 8 5 23.0 7.01 60 .330 .270 .334 .425 .252 .321 107 -1.8 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
1996 TOR MLB 11 0 15.0 8.87 34 .358 .269 .343 .437 .264 .367 99 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
1996 IND AAA 9 6 47.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SYR AAA 9 6 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 2 2 10.3 9.40 32 .304 .275 .340 .456 .266 .294 121 -2.0 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
1997 IND AAA 19 18 120.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ROC AAA 8 8 46.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SEI npb 33 5 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 IND AAA 39 21 158.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB 8 0 13.3 9.45 48 .326 .246 .324 .389 .249 .400 122 -2.8 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2000 CSP AAA 18 15 96.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Lar Wnt 14 4 40.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LAN MLB 47 3 85.3 4.07 107 .240 .262 .326 .424 .257 .253 92 9.7 1.0 10.3 1.0
2001 LVG AAA 6 6 29.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Lar Wnt 26 0 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LAN MLB 63 1 90.7 5.81 61 .261 .263 .329 .413 .259 .247 93 -6.4 -0.6 -6.1 -0.4
2003 SEA MLB 23 0 29.0 7.75 38 .316 .259 .324 .416 .257 .333 98 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5
2003 TAC AAA 18 0 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Lar Wnt 27 0 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LAN MLB 42 0 53.7 3.16 130 .221 .264 .330 .418 .258 .287 96 12.7 1.2 15.1 1.6
2004 IOW AAA 20 0 28.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LVG AAA 11 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LAN MLB 72 0 75.7 5.31 79 .260 .265 .327 .415 .258 .268 96 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.2
2006 LAN MLB 25 0 27.7 4.46 103 .264 .270 .336 .446 .272 .282 95 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2006 IND AAA 9 1 15.0 4.77 85 .193 .252 .320 .385 .247 .200 98 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2006 LVG AAA 21 0 25.2 6.53 79 .238 .274 .346 .423 .264 .267 113 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.1
2006 VEN wor 1 0 0.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CMP mex 18 0 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 3 3 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 2 2 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 12 12 58.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 LAR Wnt 12 1 21.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .386 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
1991 STC A- 5 2 0 15 13 89.7 66 21 83 5 0% .000 6.6 2.1 0.5 8.3 0.97 1.71 0.0 0.0
1992 MYR A 11 7 0 22 16 100.3 86 36 100 12 0% .000 7.7 3.2 1.1 9.0 1.22 3.14 0.0 0.0
1992 DUN A+ 0 1 0 5 4 23.3 22 11 16 1 0% .000 8.5 4.2 0.4 6.2 1.42 4.64 0.0 0.0
1993 DUN A+ 6 11 0 27 24 140.7 136 59 108 14 0% .000 8.7 3.8 0.9 6.9 1.39 3.45 0.0 0.0
1994 KNX AA 13 7 0 26 26 164.3 158 59 96 16 0% .000 8.7 3.2 0.9 5.3 1.32 3.89 0.0 0.0
1995 TOR MLB 2 4 0 12 7 48.7 64 25 27 10 37% .327 11.8 4.6 1.8 5.0 1.83 7.21 -4.7 -0.5
1995 SYR AAA 7 7 0 21 21 131.7 116 58 81 11 0% .000 7.9 4.0 0.8 5.5 1.32 3.96 0.0 0.0
1996 TOR MLB 0 1 0 11 0 15.0 23 12 10 5 44% .367 13.8 7.2 3.0 6.0 2.33 11.40 -4.2 -0.4
1996 CIN MLB 1 0 0 8 5 23.0 31 13 13 6 33% .321 12.1 5.1 2.3 5.1 1.91 5.87 -1.9 -0.2
1996 IND AAA 4 0 1 9 6 47.7 25 9 45 2 0% .000 4.7 1.7 0.4 8.5 0.71 0.75 0.0 0.0
1996 SYR AAA 4 4 0 9 6 37.7 37 12 28 2 0% .000 8.8 2.9 0.5 6.7 1.30 3.58 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 0 1 0 2 2 10.3 14 6 5 4 44% .294 12.2 5.2 3.5 4.4 1.94 7.84 -1.9 -0.2
1997 IND AAA 12 5 0 19 18 120.7 111 51 105 12 0% .293 8.3 3.8 0.9 7.8 1.34 3.50 0.0 0.0
1997 ROC AAA 4 2 0 8 8 46.7 45 16 48 4 0% .325 8.7 3.1 0.8 9.3 1.31 4.43 0.0 0.0
1998 SEI npb 1 2 1 33 5 73.3 68 40 50 8 0% .000 8.3 4.9 1.0 6.1 1.47 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 IND AAA 12 7 0 39 21 158.0 144 58 114 20 0% .000 8.2 3.3 1.1 6.5 1.28 3.47 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB 0 1 0 8 0 13.3 21 11 15 5 58% .400 14.2 7.4 3.4 10.1 2.40 12.82 -2.9 -0.3
2000 CSP AAA 7 2 0 18 15 96.7 89 30 89 8 0% .000 8.3 2.8 0.7 8.3 1.23 3.26 0.0 0.0
2000 Lar Wnt 4 0 4 14 4 40.7 31 6 45 2 0% .000 6.9 1.3 0.4 10.0 0.91 2.87 0.0 0.0
2001 LAN MLB 6 1 0 47 3 85.3 73 24 70 12 49% .253 7.7 2.5 1.3 7.4 1.14 3.16 10.3 1.0
2001 LVG AAA 1 2 0 6 6 29.0 27 9 35 5 0% .000 8.4 2.8 1.6 10.9 1.24 3.10 0.0 0.0
2001 Lar Wnt 0 3 15 26 0 27.3 18 2 21 2 0% .000 5.9 0.7 0.7 6.9 0.73 1.32 0.0 0.0
2002 LAN MLB 6 3 1 63 1 90.7 83 32 56 14 49% .247 8.2 3.2 1.4 5.6 1.27 3.28 -6.1 -0.4
2003 SEA MLB 2 0 0 23 0 29.0 40 14 13 6 42% .333 12.4 4.3 1.9 4.0 1.86 6.83 -5.4 -0.5
2003 TAC AAA 1 1 5 18 0 27.7 28 9 27 2 0% .329 9.1 2.9 0.6 8.8 1.34 4.22 0.0 0.0
2003 Lar Wnt 2 3 7 27 0 30.0 33 4 25 5 0% .000 9.9 1.2 1.5 7.5 1.23 4.20 0.0 0.0
2004 LVG AAA 0 1 2 11 0 14.3 11 8 15 1 0% .256 6.9 5.0 0.6 9.4 1.33 2.52 0.0 0.0
2004 LAN MLB 5 2 2 42 0 53.7 46 20 48 1 38% .287 7.7 3.4 0.2 8.0 1.23 2.18 15.1 1.6
2004 IOW AAA 1 2 1 20 0 28.3 29 8 23 3 0% .325 9.2 2.5 1.0 7.3 1.31 3.82 0.0 0.0
2005 LAN MLB 7 4 0 72 0 75.7 65 38 56 6 44% .268 7.7 4.5 0.7 6.7 1.36 3.93 0.2 0.2
2006 IND AAA 1 1 0 9 1 15.0 8 5 14 1 25% .200 4.8 3.0 0.6 8.4 0.87 3.00 -1.2 -0.1
2006 LVG AAA 2 1 4 21 0 25.2 23 12 19 3 49% .267 8.2 4.3 1.1 6.8 1.39 4.64 1.1 0.1
2006 LAN MLB 0 1 1 25 0 27.7 27 7 25 5 35% .282 8.8 2.3 1.6 8.1 1.23 4.55 3.3 0.3
2006 VEN wor 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 3 1 0 2 0% .250 270.0 90.0 180.0 0.0 40.00 450.00 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 5 1 0 12 12 58.7 54 11 37 8 0% .253 8.3 1.7 1.2 5.7 1.11 2.30 0.0 0.0
2007 CMP mex 0 0 1 18 0 17.0 18 13 15 4 0% .298 9.5 6.9 2.1 7.9 1.82 9.00 0.0 0.0
2009 LAR Wnt 0 1 0 12 1 21.3 27 6 15 0 0% .386 11.4 2.5 0.0 6.3 1.55 4.23 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-04-06 2005-04-09 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2003-05-24 2003-05-27 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Tightness - -
2002-08-11 2002-09-02 15-DL 22 19 Right Forearm Strain -
2000-08-03 2000-09-10 15-DL 38 35 Right Elbow Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 LAN $500,000
2003 SEA $790,000
2002 LAN $360,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,650,000
3 yrTotal$1,650,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 128 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/06
  • contract purchased 9/06 designated for assignment 8/06 contract purchased 7/06 signed as a free agent from PIT 5/06 (minor-league contract)
  • assigned sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from LAD 12/05 (minor-league contract)
  • re-signed 12/04 (avoided arbitration)
  • contract purchased 7/04 waived 3/03 avoided arbitration 1/03 ($0.88M-$0.725M) signed 3/02 recalled 5/01

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
2007 Stapled inside the cover of the office copy of Dodger General Management for Dummies is a coffee-stained business card with Carrara`s phone number. After toiling in obscurity for more than a decade, the Venezuelan journeyman turned up on Kevin Malone`s watch, and he`s now pitched intermittently during the Dan Evans, Paul DePodesta, and Ned Colletti regimes, enjoying a success in Dodger Blue he`s never found anywhere else. Maybe it`s the Dodger Dogs. Carrara might not make the team out of spring training, but as his K/BB ratio suggests, he can still contribute in the middle of the bullpen.
2006 A useful, durable reliever who came back to earth after an outstanding 2004. Though he set a career high in appearances, Carrara showed major declines in his rate stats, and fared poorly handling inherited runners, more than doubling his Fair Run Average from 2.26 to 4.64. He refused a minor league assignment to get him off of the 40-man roster, became a free agent, and will likely find work elsewhere.
2005 He's found a home for that Vicente Padilla pitch that he throws better than Vicente Padilla. Keeps the ball down, can make batters miss, good durability. He will allow more homers than he did in '04; some regression is almost inevitable.
2003 Carrara regressed from his solid 2001 season as his control wavered at times, a troubling sign for a pitcher who already allows plenty of balls in play. Heís still a useful, durable pitcher for a team with a complex about its pitching depth. That said, the line for a soft-tossing, right-handed deception artist gets thinner with each passing year.
2002 Carrara has more frequent-flier miles than Pamela Des Barres. He also has great control, reasonable stuff, and a very good ability to change speeds. Despite his less-than-four-star itinerary, Carrara can pitch, and he could definitely help a championship club in a Ramiro Mendoza role.
2001 Giovanni Carrara is a hefty Venezuelan soft-tosser who can throw strikes. He spent 1998 in Japan pitching for Seibu. Sort of like Larry Luebbers, heís the kind of journeyman to have around if youíre a major-league team with five relatively durable big-league starters. Carrara can be your sixth starter in case somebody has to miss a month.
1998 Carrara has now pitched well at Triple-A for two years, and gotten cups of coffee in each of the last three. Heís here because heís exactly the kind of low-risk, high-reward pitcher you want to see getting an invite to your teamís training camp. If he gets a clean shot, I think heís got one or two good years in him. At the least, will be insurance through the end of the millennium. Call me if Harry Carayís doing one of his games.
1996  When you have a bad team with few talented starters, you have two options:

1) Try to acquire older guys like Danny Darwin to do something
2) Pitch a bunch of young pitchers

The Jays did sign Danny Darwin, but when he didn't work out, their pitching cupboard was about as bare as Elizabeth Berkeley in "Showgirls". So they ran a bunch of nondescript guys out there, who they were pretty sure couldn't pitch, out of sheer desperation. I'd be surprised in any of these guys worked out, but they simply had no options. I will refer to these guys as the "Desperation Group" or DG for short. This is what bad teams have to do to get innings. Don't believe me? Check out the Tigers for the last, oh, five or six years?

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This article requires BP Premium accessCaribbean Series 2008: Day ThreeDerek Jacques2008-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 10Jay Jaffe2006-09-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Mid-Week Grab BagJoe Sheehan2006-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: On StreaksJoe Sheehan2006-08-09
Transaction Analysis: July 25-26, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: The New GuysChristina Kahrl2006-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: No DefenseJoe Sheehan2005-08-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Dodger BluesJoe Sheehan2005-06-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Generation GapJim Baker2004-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Missing the PointJoe Sheehan2004-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-5Christina Kahrl2004-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-28, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-03-03
Prospectus Today: Survival of the Fittest, RelieversJoe Sheehan2003-09-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Digging Into the Fake MailbagDerek Zumsteg2003-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
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Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-06-13
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: January 24-February 9, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-13
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: August 1-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Daily Prospectus: Saturday NightJoe Sheehan2002-05-20
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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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