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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 74.7 1 8 0 47 4.22 -0.1
Birth Date5-19-1977
Height6' 3"
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
2007 SFN 30 8 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 37 8 5 5 4 22 2 2 0 7 4.82 7.89 8.06 -2.8 -0.3
2008 NYA 31 20 3 43.3 16.7 26.7 1 3 0 1 2 0 186 39 22 17 3 58 14 13 1 29 3.53 3.76 4.50 6.2 0.6
2009 OAK 32 7 1 22.0 5.7 16.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 94 22 13 13 5 40 9 8 0 11 5.32 6.33 7.76 -4.0 -0.4
Career35474.722.352.31801203176940351212025231474.225.035.80-0.5-0.1

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 AUG A 9 0 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LOW A- 18 0 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LOW A- 15 0 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAR A+ 8 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 AUG A 46 0 74.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MOB AA 32 0 52.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TRN AA 23 0 49.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MOB AA 2 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 REA AA 9 0 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 3 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .476 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SWB AAA 34 0 48.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 14 0 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SWB AAA 54 0 83.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .224 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 pho Wnt 15 0 20.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SWB AAA 26 0 38.0 6.32 69 .271 .271 .340 .423 .250 .348 93 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2006 REA AA 23 0 36.0 5.07 77 .247 .255 .324 .373 .261 .233 76 -0.5 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2006 SWB AAA 25 0 35.1 4.03 89 .300 .255 .322 .376 .251 .369 84 1.8 0.2 3.2 0.3
2007 SFN MLB 8 0 9.3 8.06 20 .309 .257 .320 .392 .250 .167 93 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2007 FRE AAA 47 0 73.3 2.33 157 .208 .274 .340 .421 .255 .312 105 31.6 3.0 30.6 2.8
2008 NYA MLB 20 3 43.3 4.50 108 .238 .266 .337 .423 .264 .259 104 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2008 SWB AAA 13 10 59.0 4.54 90 .205 .266 .333 .415 .266 .255 87 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2009 OAK MLB 7 1 22.0 7.76 40 .268 .266 .331 .435 .262 .246 101 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2009 SAC AAA 1 0 4.0 3.07 122 .211 .261 .342 .430 .291 .250 81 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 8 0 10.3 6.01 78 .246 .286 .356 .443 .274 .206 95 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1

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 LOW A- 3 0 2 18 0 34.3 17 10 27 2 0% .000 4.5 2.6 0.5 7.1 0.79 1.84 0.0 0.0
1999 AUG A 1 0 0 9 0 17.3 15 5 11 1 0% .000 7.8 2.6 0.5 5.7 1.16 2.08 0.0 0.0
2000 LOW A- 0 0 9 15 0 19.7 12 1 20 1 0% .000 5.5 0.5 0.5 9.1 0.66 0.91 0.0 0.0
2000 SAR A+ 1 0 0 8 0 14.3 19 2 13 2 0% .000 12.0 1.3 1.3 8.2 1.47 3.15 0.0 0.0
2001 AUG A 6 4 9 46 0 74.0 65 8 95 2 0% .000 7.9 1.0 0.2 11.6 0.99 2.19 0.0 0.0
2002 TRN AA 1 2 3 23 0 49.3 53 9 39 6 0% .315 9.7 1.6 1.1 7.1 1.26 3.83 0.0 0.0
2002 MOB AA 4 5 0 32 0 52.7 56 13 51 3 0% .342 9.6 2.2 0.5 8.7 1.31 2.90 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 1 0 1 14 0 16.0 22 3 14 2 0% .000 12.4 1.7 1.1 7.9 1.56 4.50 0.0 0.0
2003 MOB AA 1 0 0 2 0 4.0 1 0 4 1 0% .000 2.2 0.0 2.2 9.0 0.25 2.25 0.0 0.0
2003 REA AA 2 1 1 9 0 12.3 8 1 16 1 0% .259 5.9 0.7 0.7 11.7 0.73 1.46 0.0 0.0
2003 SWB AAA 2 0 0 34 0 48.3 37 10 49 8 0% .240 6.9 1.9 1.5 9.1 0.97 3.17 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 1 0 0 3 0 6.0 12 3 6 2 0% .476 18.0 4.5 3.0 9.0 2.50 13.50 0.0 0.0
2004 SWB AAA 12 5 3 54 0 83.3 63 18 54 8 0% .224 6.8 1.9 0.9 5.8 0.97 2.81 0.0 0.0
2004 pho Wnt 2 0 0 15 0 20.7 28 7 21 2 0% .000 12.2 3.0 0.9 9.1 1.69 4.78 0.0 0.0
2005 SWB AAA 3 4 2 26 0 38.0 51 1 28 9 38% .348 12.1 0.2 2.1 6.6 1.37 5.68 -0.7 -0.1
2006 REA AA 1 2 1 23 0 36.0 27 14 27 5 54% .233 6.8 3.5 1.2 6.8 1.14 2.50 -1.1 -0.1
2006 SWB AAA 2 2 0 25 0 35.1 46 4 33 3 40% .369 11.8 1.0 0.8 8.5 1.42 3.08 3.2 0.3
2007 SFN MLB 0 2 0 8 0 9.3 8 2 7 4 57% .167 7.7 1.9 3.9 6.8 1.07 4.82 -2.8 -0.3
2007 FRE AAA 3 1 2 47 0 73.3 65 10 76 2 42% .312 8.0 1.2 0.2 9.3 1.02 2.82 30.6 2.8
2008 NYA MLB 1 3 0 20 3 43.3 39 14 29 3 32% .259 8.1 2.9 0.6 6.0 1.22 3.53 6.2 0.6
2008 SWB AAA 4 2 0 13 10 59.0 43 14 51 2 49% .255 6.6 2.1 0.3 7.8 0.97 1.98 3.5 0.3
2009 OAK MLB 0 3 0 7 1 22.0 22 9 11 5 42% .246 9.0 3.7 2.0 4.5 1.41 5.32 -4.0 -0.4
2009 SAC AAA 1 0 0 1 0 4.0 3 0 2 0 33% .250 6.8 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.75 2.25 0.6 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 0 0 0 8 0 10.3 9 2 4 2 36% .206 7.9 1.7 1.7 3.5 1.07 1.75 -0.7 -0.1

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 617 0.4943 0.4560 0.7893 0.6197 0.2917 0.8677 0.6264 0.2071
2009 374 0.5134 0.4412 0.8606 0.6250 0.2473 0.9250 0.6889 0.1394
Career9910.50150.45040.81620.62170.27490.88930.650.1816

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-16 2010-09-13 Minors 59 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2010-04-08 2010-06-14 Minors 67 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-09
2009-05-16 2009-10-05 60-DL 142 130 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-09
2008-08-15 2008-09-02 15-DL 18 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 145 d1 yr/$422,250 (09)

Details
  • re-signed 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/9/09 recalled 4/18/09 optioned to Triple-A 4/8/09 claimed off waivers from NYY 4/8/09 designated for assignment 4/4/09 optioned to Triple-A 3/31/09 re-signed 2/09, 1 year/$422,250 (09)
  • recalled 6/6/08 optioned to Triple-A 6/4/08 contract purchased 6/3/08 signed as a free agent from SF 11/20/07 (minor-league contract, $0.4125M maj)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/10/07 contract purchased 9/4/07 99 34-1,039

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 )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Journeyman Dan Giese landed in the bullpen until Tommy John got him; June surgery means he won't be back any time soon.
2009 Minor league vet Giese followed up his 2007 breakthrough to the bigs with solid swing work for the Yankees. The control artist occasionally lost his control, as in June 27's four-inning/four-walk start against the Mets, but otherwise did fine in trash-time relief appearances (Girardi generally called for him when trailing or way ahead) and emergency starts. The only note of caution for 2009 is that Giese was hammered in his final five appearances after a timeout for rotator cuff tendonitis.
2008 One of the feel-good stories of last season, Giese got a September call-up nearly a decade after being drafted and a little more than two years after briefly quitting baseball and working as a used-car salesman. The minor league journeyman lives by spotting mediocre stuff, but has had some absurd stat lines over the years, including that K/BB ratio in Triple-A in 2005 seen above. He'll be in camp with the Yankees, who seem to be collecting second-chancers with wild peripherals and do enough shuffling at the back end of their pen to provide hope for Giese. He's maybe ten percent worse than LaTroy Hawkins.
2005 Giese was a 34th-round draft choice six years ago as a closer out of the University of San Diego. He has since spent time in three organizations, always as a reliever, and always with a terrific propensity to throw strikes. Giese doesn't have tremendous stuff in spite of some decent strikeout rates, as is manifest in the high number of home runs that he allows. He's deserving of a major league trial, however. The Phillies might seem like the right team to give it to him, having dispatched Giese to the AFL for two seasons running. But it's hard to take the organization's commitment to him seriously when they traded for Todd Jones rather than recalling Giese from Scranton.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market InefficiencyGeoff Young2012-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Roster TweaksChristina Kahrl2009-10-20
Transaction Analysis: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-25
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
GM for a Day: Yankees Jay Jaffe2008-12-05
Prospectus Today: Fixing ItJoe Sheehan2008-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
UTK Wrap: Major BreaksWill Carroll2008-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2008-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Video DayWill Carroll2008-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: First-Look MistakesChristina Kahrl2008-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Still Rising in the EastJay Jaffe2008-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: PudgedChristina Kahrl2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Bronx Breakdowns and ReboundsJohn Perrotto2008-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Best of 2007David Laurila2007-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dan GieseDavid Laurila2007-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Pickups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-13
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Please tell me that Dan Giese can do a respectable-enough impression of a major league pitcher to prevent "Sir Sidney, The Return." Please. Lie to me if you have to.
(Rob from Andover, CT)
Giese can pitch. He throws lots and lots of strikes, and in the new American League, you can survive that way. He's unquestionably a better pitcher than Ponson.

Lightning round. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best internal option to replace Wang in the Yankee rotation (at least until hughes or kennedy is ready)? are Alfredo Aceves or Dan McCutchen in the running if you are Cashman?
(Dan from World Financial Center, NY)
In the short term, Dan Giese is probably going to get the ball. He's a journeyman with good control but little upside; his best-case scenario is probably akin to that of the job Darrell Rasner is doing, keeping them in ballgames and waiting for the cavalry to kick some ass but putting some strain on the bullpen as well.

If Giese wears out his welcome and/or Ian Kennedy is throwing the ball well, he's probably the second option after he finishes rehabbing over the next couple of weeks.

I don't know a lot about McCutchen yet. he put up decent numbers last year between High A and Double-A, but he doesn't miss many bats; he's got 5.9 K/9 at Triple-A as we speak, and his EqSO rate last year was about 4.5. He's going to be in that same class as Rasner as well, a guy who if he hits his spots and maintans control could be moderately useful, but he's nowhere near as experienced as Rasner, so I'd expect the going to be rockier. But yeah, I think he might get a shot, even if it's simply as a Brandon Claussen-like audition for a deadline deal.

Aceves I know nothing about beyond his current numbers. Yeah, he's lit up A and Double-A, but he's also 25, so that's not surprising given that he's facing competition that's a few years younger. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Dan Giese threw 1,145 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Curve (78mph) and Fourseam Fastball (88mph). He also rarely threw a Change (82mph).