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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 40)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.3 4.44 1.42 24 1 1 1 0.0
Birth Date7-25-1973
Height6' 6"
Weight240 lbs
Age41 years, 2 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
-0.12011
0.12012
2013
0.02014
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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
1999 MON 25 51 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 2 4 0 1 0 0 243 54 24 18 5 83 25 22 2 27 2.93 4.74 5.39 1.8 0.2
2000 MON 26 29 0 30.0 0.0 30.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 126 27 21 20 3 42 12 12 2 24 6.00 4.16 4.64 2.8 0.3
2001 MON 27 53 0 49.7 0.0 49.7 1 3 0 4 0 0 212 51 30 29 9 91 18 17 1 31 5.26 5.26 6.24 -3.8 -0.3
2002 LAN 28 43 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 1 3 0 1 0 0 256 45 30 28 4 75 27 21 2 49 4.15 3.55 4.26 6.4 0.6
2003 LAN 29 76 0 105.0 0.0 105.0 6 3 1 3 0 0 410 78 23 23 7 112 26 22 1 99 1.97 2.73 3.59 16.2 1.7
2004 FLO 30 26 0 33.7 0.0 33.7 1 4 3 4 0 0 134 24 18 18 4 40 10 9 2 33 4.81 3.61 3.87 5.7 0.5
2004 LAN 30 52 0 63.0 0.0 63.0 8 4 1 1 0 0 259 51 15 15 4 71 27 22 2 52 2.14 3.51 3.88 8.5 0.8
2005 FLO 31 56 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 2 2 2 3 0 0 293 65 38 35 5 114 32 25 1 60 4.70 3.65 4.10 7.7 0.7
2006 CLE 32 34 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 1 3 0 0 0 0 173 45 27 26 9 83 19 16 0 27 6.21 6.38 7.13 -2.3 -0.2
2006 NYN 32 18 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 68 10 2 2 2 18 5 4 0 19 1.00 3.28 3.36 2.9 0.3
2007 NYN 33 52 0 59.3 0.0 59.3 2 2 0 3 0 0 261 63 39 38 8 102 18 16 2 47 5.76 4.36 5.67 -0.6 0.1
2008 MIL 34 58 0 57.0 0.0 57.0 5 6 1 3 0 0 244 52 28 26 7 84 28 28 0 50 4.11 4.42 4.65 2.9 0.3
2009 LAN 35 61 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 3 4 0 3 0 0 273 53 25 25 6 87 24 16 5 39 3.44 4.39 5.23 -1.6 -0.1
2010 SFN 36 56 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 1 3 1 4 0 0 228 49 29 26 4 84 22 17 0 38 4.33 3.88 4.39 -0.4 0.0
2011 SFN 37 52 0 80.3 0.0 80.3 2 2 1 2 0 0 333 71 34 34 10 115 30 26 2 77 3.81 3.89 4.35 -0.9 -0.1
2012 SFN 38 26 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 91 24 13 12 3 43 8 8 2 24 5.23 4.15 4.30 0.7 0.1
Career7430856.70.0856.739451036003604762396375901244331281246963.944.024.6545.94.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1997 CPF A 25 23 126.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 JUP A+ 20 0 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HAR AA 12 0 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 51 0 55.3 5.39 90 .255 .265 .338 .422 .258 .266 98 0.4 0.0 1.8 0.2
1999 OTT AAA 14 0 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MON MLB 29 0 30.0 4.64 104 .239 .271 .342 .433 .262 .282 95 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2000 OTT AAA 35 0 63.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Est Wnt 18 0 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 53 0 49.7 6.24 67 .269 .261 .325 .413 .257 .275 98 -4.6 -0.5 -3.8 -0.3
2001 OTT AAA 4 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Est Wnt 9 0 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LAN MLB 43 0 60.7 4.26 101 .232 .258 .325 .397 .253 .236 95 6.0 0.6 6.4 0.6
2002 LVG AAA 20 0 36.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 76 0 105.0 3.59 117 .197 .264 .331 .421 .259 .256 93 15.1 1.5 16.2 1.7
2003 lic Wnt 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 26 0 33.7 3.87 109 .207 .265 .335 .427 .266 .235 90 4.6 0.5 5.7 0.5
2004 LAN MLB 52 0 63.0 3.88 113 .219 .265 .335 .426 .261 .270 95 8.8 0.9 8.5 0.8
2005 FLO MLB 56 0 67.0 4.10 104 .276 .262 .328 .418 .261 .308 93 8.0 0.8 7.7 0.7
2005 JUP A+ 2 2 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.750 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CLE MLB 34 0 37.7 7.13 67 .300 .274 .335 .427 .256 .305 109 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2006 NYN MLB 18 0 18.0 3.36 123 .176 .267 .339 .431 .269 .190 89 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 NYN MLB 52 0 59.3 5.67 81 .251 .276 .342 .439 .267 .296 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.6 0.1
2007 NWO AAA 7 0 7.7 4.98 103 .276 .278 .348 .443 .264 .368 100 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 LIC Wnt 5 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 MIL MLB 58 0 57.0 4.65 100 .247 .262 .329 .407 .258 .283 100 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2009 LAN MLB 61 0 65.3 5.23 70 .240 .254 .321 .398 .255 .236 89 -3.3 -0.3 -1.6 -0.1
2010 SFN MLB 56 0 54.0 4.39 88 .264 .258 .323 .393 .266 .274 89 -0.1 -0.0 -0.4 0.0
2011 SFN MLB 52 0 80.3 4.35 86 .252 .245 .307 .373 .251 .285 92 -0.3 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB 26 0 20.7 4.30 102 .322 .265 .323 .414 .259 .389 101 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 FRE AAA 4 0 6.3 6.47 92 .286 .282 .340 .430 .257 .333 115 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 GIA Rk 2 1 2.7 9.19 36 .414 .274 .357 .400 .282 .538 104 0.3 0.0 0.3 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
1997 CPF A 5 10 0 25 23 126.0 135 33 112 8 0% .342 9.6 2.4 0.6 8.0 1.33 4.36 0.0 0.0
1998 HAR AA 2 0 4 12 0 17.0 10 2 19 0 0% .000 5.3 1.1 0.0 10.1 0.71 1.06 0.0 0.0
1998 JUP A+ 3 2 2 20 0 41.0 18 6 27 0 0% .000 4.0 1.3 0.0 5.9 0.59 0.66 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 2 4 0 51 0 55.3 54 25 27 5 47% .266 8.8 4.1 0.8 4.4 1.43 2.93 1.8 0.2
1999 OTT AAA 2 0 5 14 0 19.0 16 5 17 0 0% .000 7.6 2.4 0.0 8.1 1.11 1.89 0.0 0.0
2000 MON MLB 1 1 0 29 0 30.0 27 12 24 3 39% .282 8.1 3.6 0.9 7.2 1.30 6.00 2.8 0.3
2000 OTT AAA 4 5 7 35 0 63.0 49 31 35 4 0% .000 7.0 4.4 0.6 5.0 1.27 2.29 0.0 0.0
2000 Est Wnt 0 0 6 18 0 18.3 23 4 10 0 0% .000 11.3 2.0 0.0 4.9 1.48 2.95 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 1 3 0 53 0 49.7 51 18 31 9 46% .275 9.2 3.3 1.6 5.6 1.39 5.26 -3.8 -0.3
2001 OTT AAA 0 0 0 4 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
2001 Est Wnt 1 1 2 9 0 6.7 14 4 5 0 0% .000 18.8 5.4 0.0 6.7 2.69 18.81 0.0 0.0
2002 LAN MLB 1 3 0 43 0 60.7 45 27 49 4 47% .236 6.7 4.0 0.6 7.3 1.19 4.15 6.4 0.6
2002 LVG AAA 1 3 1 20 0 36.7 34 8 38 1 0% .344 8.3 2.0 0.2 9.3 1.14 2.94 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 6 3 1 76 0 105.0 78 26 99 7 49% .256 6.7 2.2 0.6 8.5 0.99 1.97 16.2 1.7
2003 lic Wnt 0 1 0 2 0 1.7 2 2 0 0 0% .000 10.6 10.6 0.0 0.0 2.35 5.29 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 1 4 3 26 0 33.7 24 10 33 4 44% .235 6.4 2.7 1.1 8.8 1.01 4.81 5.7 0.5
2004 LAN MLB 8 4 1 52 0 63.0 51 27 52 4 51% .270 7.3 3.9 0.6 7.4 1.24 2.14 8.5 0.8
2005 FLO MLB 2 2 2 56 0 67.0 65 32 60 5 42% .308 8.7 4.3 0.7 8.1 1.45 4.70 7.7 0.7
2005 JUP A+ 0 0 0 2 2 2.7 3 0 4 0 0% -.750 10.0 0.0 0.0 13.3 1.11 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 CLE MLB 1 3 0 34 0 37.7 45 19 27 9 30% .305 10.8 4.5 2.2 6.5 1.70 6.21 -2.3 -0.2
2006 NYN MLB 3 0 0 18 0 18.0 10 5 19 2 48% .190 5.0 2.5 1.0 9.5 0.83 1.00 2.9 0.3
2007 NWO AAA 0 1 0 7 0 7.7 11 5 7 1 60% .368 12.9 5.8 1.2 8.2 2.08 7.01 0.8 0.1
2007 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 1 0 0% .286 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 NYN MLB 2 2 0 52 0 59.3 63 18 47 8 45% .296 9.6 2.7 1.2 7.1 1.37 5.76 -0.6 0.1
2008 MIL MLB 5 6 1 58 0 57.0 52 28 50 7 46% .283 8.2 4.4 1.1 7.9 1.40 4.11 2.9 0.3
2009 LAN MLB 3 4 0 61 0 65.3 53 24 39 6 39% .236 7.3 3.3 0.8 5.4 1.18 3.44 -1.6 -0.1
2010 SFN MLB 1 3 1 56 0 54.0 49 22 38 4 39% .274 8.2 3.7 0.7 6.3 1.31 4.33 -0.4 0.0
2011 SFN MLB 2 2 1 52 0 80.3 71 30 77 10 42% .285 8.0 3.4 1.1 8.6 1.26 3.81 -0.9 -0.1
2012 GIA Rk 0 0 0 2 1 2.7 8 0 2 1 71% .538 27.0 0.0 3.4 6.8 3.00 23.62 0.3 0.0
2012 FRE AAA 0 0 0 4 0 6.3 8 2 3 1 45% .333 11.4 2.8 1.4 4.3 1.58 4.26 -0.1 -0.0
2012 SFN MLB 0 1 0 26 0 20.7 24 8 24 3 37% .389 10.5 3.5 1.3 10.5 1.55 5.23 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 969 0.5005 0.4742 0.7930 0.6433 0.3037 0.8718 0.6259 0.2048
2009 1067 0.5220 0.4648 0.8222 0.6409 0.2706 0.8683 0.7029 0.1778
2010 870 0.5264 0.4483 0.8051 0.6288 0.2476 0.8715 0.6176 0.1949
2011 1304 0.4801 0.4456 0.7401 0.6358 0.2699 0.8442 0.5137 0.2599
2012 383 0.4543 0.4293 0.7378 0.6149 0.2727 0.8505 0.5263 0.2622
Career45930.50080.45520.78250.63550.27320.86130.60210.2171

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-23 2010-09-07 15-DL 15 13 Left Knee Inflammation ITB Syndrome -
2009-08-31 2009-09-14 15-DL 14 13 Foot Infection Ingrown Nail -
2005-04-24 2005-05-26 15-DL 32 25 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2004-06-16 2004-06-17 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Soreness -
2004-03-10 2004-03-29 Camp 19 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2001-07-13 2001-09-01 15-DL 50 45 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
1999-10-06 1999-10-06 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1999-10-06
1998-04-05 1998-04-23 Minors 18 0 Right Shoulder Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2012 SFN $1,000,000
2011 SFN $925,000
2010 SFN $750,000
2009 LAN $2,350,000
2008 MIL $3,200,000
2007 NYN $1,800,000
2006 CLE $3,000,000
2005 FLO $2,600,000
2004 LAN $1,475,000
2003 LAN $675,000
2001 MON $233,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$18,008,000
11 yrTotal$18,008,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 159 dAdam Katz1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/16/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/17/11.
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/18/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 3/31/11.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/2/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/4/10.
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2009). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/14/09. Performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 30, 40, 50, 60 games finished.
  • 2 years/$5M (2007-08). Re-signed as a free agent 12/06. 07:$1.8M, 08:$3.2M. $0.25M in performance bonuses. $50,000 each for 45, 50, 55, 60 , 65 relief appearances. Acquired in trade 11/20/07.
  • 1 year/$3M (2006). Acquired in trade from Cleveland after being DFA 8/06, with Cleveland paying the Mets an undisclosed amount of cash as part of the deal. Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2005). Re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2004). Re-signed 2/04 (avoided arbitration, $1.75M-$1.2M).
  • 1 year/$0.675M (2003). Re-signed 2/03.

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
90o 2.3 1 1.1 44 0 51.1 43 16 37 5 .253 1.14 3.27 3.55 7.7 0.8
80o 2 0.8 0.9 39 0 45.1 41 15 32 5 .268 1.24 3.66 3.98 4.5 0.5
70o 1.8 0.7 0.8 35 0 40.9 39 14 29 4 .278 1.30 3.95 4.29 2.6 0.3
60o 1.6 0.6 0.7 32 0 37.4 37 14 27 4 .287 1.36 4.20 4.57 1.2 0.1
50o 1.5 0.5 0.6 29 0 34.3 36 13 24 4 .296 1.42 4.44 4.83 0.1 0.0
40o 1.3 0.5 0.5 27 0 31.2 34 12 22 4 .304 1.48 4.68 5.09 -0.8 -0.1
30o 1.1 0.4 0.5 24 0 27.9 32 12 20 4 .314 1.55 4.95 5.38 -1.7 -0.2
20o 1 0.3 0.4 21 0 24.2 29 11 17 3 .324 1.63 5.26 5.72 -2.4 -0.2
10o 0.8 0.2 0.3 16 0 19.3 25 9 14 3 .339 1.74 5.71 6.21 -2.9 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.40.50.629033.63513244.2941.414.414.790.30.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 25% 16% 6% 52%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20154121134039431727543.3041.535.035.479.83.96.21.1-0.2
20164221135041451626543.2971.494.865.289.93.55.71.1-0.2
20174310129034381421543.3021.535.055.4910.13.75.61.3-0.2
20184410130035401320543.3041.535.165.6010.43.45.21.3-0.3
20194510130035411420543.3061.565.145.5910.43.65.11.3-0.3
20204610129034401419543.3071.575.215.6610.53.75.01.3-0.3
20214710129034401318543.3081.575.275.7310.73.54.81.3-0.3
20224810128033391317543.3101.595.425.8910.73.64.71.4-0.3
20234910028032391317443.3101.615.465.9310.93.64.71.1-0.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.43.10.51.7out of baseballout of baseball15.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Troy Percival 2010 0.00 DNP
2 91 Ron Mahay 2011 0.00 DNP
3 90 Tug McGraw 1985 0.00 DNP
4 90 Bill Henry 1968 6.27
5 86 Jason Isringhausen 2013 0.00 DNP
6 85 Art Fowler 1963 2.62
7 84 Don McMahon 1970 3.05
8 84 Dennis Lamp 1993 0.00 DNP
9 84 Bob Patterson 1999 0.00 DNP
10 84 Alan Embree 2010 0.00 DNP
11 83 Rich Gossage 1992 3.08
12 83 Rudy Seanez 2009 0.00 DNP
13 83 Ron Reed 1983 3.95
14 83 Lindy McDaniel 1976 0.00 DNP
15 82 Ellis Kinder 1955 2.97
16 82 Doug Bair 1990 5.55
17 81 Gene Garber 1988 4.13
18 81 Greg Harris 1996 0.00 DNP
19 80 Ron Villone 2010 0.00 DNP
20 80 Al Benton 1951 0.00 DNP
21 79 Steve Reed 2005 6.89
22 79 Jesse Orosco 1997 2.32
23 79 Mike Myers 2009 0.00 DNP
24 78 John Franco 2001 4.22
25 78 Elmer Dessens 2011 0.00 DNP
26 78 Roberto Hernandez 2005 2.58
27 77 Stu Miller 1968 54.00
28 77 Rick Honeycutt 1994 7.20
29 77 Doug Jones 1997 2.24
30 77 Lee Smith 1998 0.00 DNP
31 77 Mike Jackson 2005 0.00 DNP
32 76 Bob McClure 1992 3.50
33 76 Keiichi Yabu 2009 0.00 DNP
34 76 Al Worthington 1969 4.57
35 76 Vicente Romo 1983 0.00 DNP
36 75 Bud Byerly 1961 0.00 DNP
37 75 Dick Hall 1971 5.61
38 75 Al Brazle 1954 4.94
39 75 Orlando Pena 1974 2.55
40 75 Russ Springer 2009 4.42
41 75 Rheal Cormier 2007 9.00
42 74 Tony Fossas 1998 5.96
43 74 Miguel Batista 2011 4.35
44 74 Matt Herges 2010 0.00 DNP
45 74 Phil Niekro 1979 4.21
46 74 Virgil Trucks 1957 3.25
47 74 Dennis Cook 2003 0.00 DNP
48 73 Trevor Hoffman 2008 3.77
49 73 Early Wynn 1960 3.94
50 73 Sal Maglie 1957 3.39
51 73 Mike Fetters 2005 0.00 DNP
52 73 Connie Marrero 1951 4.15
53 73 Bob Gibson 1976 0.00 DNP
54 72 Marv Grissom 1958 4.82
55 72 Mike Stanton 2007 6.09
56 72 Roy Face 1968 2.12
57 71 Jerry Koosman 1983 5.09
58 71 Doug Brocail 2007 3.99
59 71 Don Sutton 1985 4.02
60 71 Grant Jackson 1983 0.00 DNP
61 71 Rich Rodriguez 2003 2.45
62 70 Brian Shouse 2009 4.50
63 70 Tim Wakefield 2007 4.95
64 70 Dan Plesac 2002 4.46
65 70 John Burkett 2005 0.00 DNP
66 70 Tom Gordon 2008 5.76
67 70 Nolan Ryan 1987 3.15
68 70 Steve Renko 1985 0.00 DNP
69 69 Tom Burgmeier 1984 2.35
70 69 Woody Williams 2007 5.41
71 69 Gaylord Perry 1979 3.48
72 69 Hank Aguirre 1971 0.00 DNP
73 69 Dennis Martinez 1994 3.77
74 69 Tom Seaver 1985 3.88
75 69 Darren Oliver 2011 3.00
76 68 Mike Mussina 2009 0.00 DNP
77 68 John Smoltz 2007 3.41
78 68 Woodie Fryman 1980 2.59
79 68 Murry Dickson 1957 4.96
80 68 Jim Kaat 1979 4.46
81 68 Harvey Haddix 1966 0.00 DNP
82 67 Tom Candiotti 1998 5.46
83 67 Rick Reuschel 1989 3.24
84 67 Luis Tiant 1981 4.87
85 67 Roger Clemens 2003 4.21
86 67 Mike Flanagan 1992 8.83
87 67 Kevin Brown 2005 7.00
88 67 Jack Morris 1995 0.00 DNP
89 67 Larry Andersen 1993 3.06
90 67 Orel Hershiser 1999 4.58
91 66 Terry Leach 1994 0.00 DNP
92 66 Diego Segui 1978 0.00 DNP
93 66 Jim Bibby 1985 0.00 DNP
94 66 Warren Spahn 1961 3.29
95 66 Charlie Hough 1988 3.96
96 66 Todd Jones 2008 6.48
97 66 David Weathers 2010 0.00 DNP
98 66 Joe Hoerner 1977 12.71
99 66 Kenny Rogers 2005 3.96
100 66 Steve Carlton 1985 4.11

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 It's probably safe to say it was a wise move shifting Mota from shortstop to pitcher in the minors, as he's stuck around the majors for over a decade. Last year was a tough one for Mota. He served a 100-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, Clenbuterol. It was Mota's second drug-related suspension, and he claimed it was the result of taking a children's cough syrup. A third failed drug test would result in a lifetime ban, but that might be a moot point. Mota's fastball velocity has been sliding for years, and he may have reached the end of the line.
2012 Mota pitched in the lowest average leverage of his career in 2011, but that disguises how important he was as the Giants' designated rubber arm. Thrice he was asked to throw more than 50 pitches in a game; seven times he went at least three innings, with a 1.46 ERA in those outings. There's a vast difference between being a team's mop-up man, as Mota had been at a series of stops since Paul DePodesta traded him away from the Dodgers in 2004, and being a team's long-man. He has now thrown more innings without a start than any active pitcher; only Mariano Rivera and Arthur Rhodes have thrown more relief innings.
2011 Mota is like that old shirt you can’t quite bring yourself to toss out. It’s ugly, stained, filled with holes, doesn’t fit right, you can’t really wear it out without looking unwashed, and your spouse hates it, but it sufficiently clothes you, you have to wear something when doing laundry or mowing the lawn, and every now and again you begin to think it would look cool in a thrift-shop-chic kind of way. You’re wrong, of course, but you keep putting it on. The Giants brought Mota to camp as a non-roster invitee, got suckered into bringing him north, and were briefly rewarded by a hot start, but things got ugly thereafter and he was a net negative per WXRL. Naturally, the Giants signed him to another minor-league contract, but while Mota is never quite bad enough to get thrown out, they really shouldn’t wear him in public.
2010 After a four-and-a-half-year walkabout, Mota returned to the Dodgers still able to pump his fastball into the mid-90s, and still maddeningly inconsistent. He began the year as part of the arson squad before the correction of a mechanical flaw enabled him to put the fire out. From May 22 through August 2—a span of 36 1/3 IP—he dominated, yielding a 0.50 ERA while holding hitters to a .143 average. Perhaps distracted by success, he apparently neglected personal hygiene; an ingrown toenail cost him half of September, and he was too rusty to make the postseason roster. Those hoping for a continued revival should note that his low BABIP (.244), high rate of allowing inherited runners to score (17 out of 38), and career-worst strikeout rate don't bode well.
2009 Acquired from the Mets for the similarly unpopular Johnny Estrada, Mota regained some of his former effectiveness thanks to a mechanical tweak: bullpen coach Bill Castro noted he had resorted to hunching over during his delivery, causing his pitches to flatten out. The results of the correction were compelling, save for a five-week stretch prior to the All-Star break in which Mota resorted to his old habits and was bombed for an 11.81 ERA while allowing five homers in 10 2/3 innings; over the rest of the year he put up a 2.43 ERA while allowing just two homers. Whether he can maintain consistency across a full season is anyone’s guess, but as long as he has that mid-90s fastball, somebody will pay to find out.
2008 Mota missed the first two months of the season while serving a suspension for performance enhancing substances. When he returned he wasn't very good, but he's big and throws hard and usually throws strikes. This combination proved too big a temptation for Willie Randolph to resist, and he kept going back to Mota looking for results that ultimately proved to be chimerical. The impact on the season was large-when talking about the team's collapse, Randolph put the blame squarely on the players rather than himself, but his handling of Mota makes him just as culpable. The Brewers too have heeded Mota's siren song, shipping Johnny Estrada to the Mets for him. They might even let him set up for Eric Gagne. They shouldn't; Mota may be a heck of a thrower, but as a pitcher he's marginal.
2007 After a rough patch with the Indians, Mota turned his season around in New York. Apparently performance-enhancing drugs had something to do with it, as he`s been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2007 season. Minaya decided to make it a paid vacation, re-signing Mota to a two-year, $5-million dollar contract. It was Dwight Gooden`s misfortune not to have this kind of forgiving enabler in the front office in the mid-nineties.
2006 Injuries and inconsistency cost Mota the closer`s job in the early going, which is why Mota has a one-year contract from the Red Sox and Todd Jones got two from the Tigers. Mota`s season was even worse than it looked; his Fair RA was 5.56. It`s unlikely that he will ever again approach the Superman numbers of his Dodgers years, but if health permits he might do some league-average relief work.
2005 Like Lo Duca, Mota was a bit of a disappointment after being acquired, although that was largely due to pitching in bad luck; his 4.81 ERA belied his improved post-trade peripherals. Mota is not likely to match his 2002-03 run again, but he'll have more fantasy value in 2005, as Jack McKeon has named him the closer. Think Octavio Dotel coming off of '01-'02, or maybe Duane Ward circa 1992. He's not young.
2004 In last year's book we said the following about Mota: "A converted shortstop, the Dodgers can always hope he's a late bloomer." Boy, did Mota bloom. He was among the best relievers in the National League in 2003, posting an ERA of 1.97 over 105 innings of work. Yes, this came virtually out of nowhere, but there are indicators to suggest that this wasn't a fluke: Mota's peripherals were outstanding, both at home and on the road, for instance. PECOTA thinks he'll take a bit of a step back, but we think the improvement is real. He's a taller, slightly older version of Octavio Dotel. Expect him to pitch that way going forward.
2003 Acquired last March with Wilkin Ruan for Matt Herges and Jorge Nunez, a trade that helped no one except a few real estate agents. Like Billy Koch, Mota’s main pitch is a hard fastball that’s dead straight. Like Koch, he walks too many hitters. Unlike Koch, Mota hasn’t posted great strikeout totals in any of his four big league seasons. He also hasn’t shown any consistent off-speed pitches in his arsenal. A converted shortstop, the Dodgers can always hope he’s a late bloomer. If not, they’ve at least got a shotblocker for their intramural hoops team.
2002 Mota was squarely in the running for the soon-to-be vacant closer’s job before rotator-cuff tendinitis struck in early July. He threw less than ten innings in the final three months, yet nearly doubled what had been a tidy 2.70 ERA. The Expos believe that a restful winter will take care of his ailing shoulder. Mota still has good command of only one pitch, but it’s flaming high-90s gas and will earn him some save opportunities this season.
2001 Guillermo Mota’s fastball gets rave reviews, but it lacks movement, and, as an ex-shortstop, he’s still acquiring pitching instincts. Because of some past elbow problems he's had, I’d hold off trying to teach him a curve or slider. Maybe a change-up, maybe a forkball. Once he adds a second pitch and learns when and how to use it, he could be an effective setup man.
2000 Mota is the latest example of the trend of turning position players into pitchers, and potentially the best of them. Alou reserved him for mop-up duty, and he still has a lot to learn about setting hitters up, but doing this well on talent and very little experience is impressive. While he does have a good fastball, it remains to be seen whether it just isn’t the 98 mph heater that was advertised, or whether the elbow problems he struggled with all summer kept him from throwing it. Offseason surgery to remove a bone chip shouldn’t keep him out of camp, and he should be poised for a big year as a setup man.
1999 Here's a story: Mota was a shortstop in the Mets organization who hit like Rey Ordonez. Realizing they already had Rey Ordonez, the Mets left him eligible for the Rule 5 draft after '96. The Expos took him, made him a pitcher, and voila! he's throwing gas with great control. He missed some time this year after surgery, and moved to the bullpen to reduce the strain on his arm. The Expos see him moving up as a reliever, but hope he might return to the rotation a few years down the road. A great sleeper.

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2012-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How exactly can the Giants legitimately say that Melky Cabrera isn't worthy of a spot on the team when they keep corpses like Aubrey Huff and Guillermo Mota on the roster? Don't you want to put the best roster possible on a World Series roster? While Melky hasn't hit MLB-level pitching in months, Huff hasn't hit it in years.
(jlarsen from chicago)
I thought the Melky decision was staggeringly wrong when it was originally made. Then I saw Mike Ferrin's piece on players coming back from long layoffs.

http://bit.ly/RralCb

I was shocked by the results, to be honest. Add in the inability to play high-level rehab games and you could argue Melky would be even worse off (though perhaps the lack of an injury would lead you to argue he'd be better off). Regardless, I think it's fair for the Giants to conclude that he's probably not better than Blanco. As for being better than Huff: Yeah, definitely. No doubt better than Huff. But if those are the stakes we're talking about (25th man, last guy on the bench) then it's harder to get too excised about it and it's easier to appreciate that they wouldn't want all the disruption just for a 25th man. Basically: Cabrera would have made them a bit better and that's what I'd have done; but probably barely, and I'm willing to defer to the guys in the room on this one. (Sam Miller)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Prince Fielder vs Guillermo Mota... 12 rounds, must be a winner... WHO YA GOT????
(strupp from Madison)
Are they boxing? Mixed martial arts? Cage match? I demand a cage match. Ladder match in a cage! (Marc Normandin)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Guillermo Mota threw 5,062 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph).