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Birth Date7-25-1973
Height6' 6"
Weight240 lbs
Age40 years, 11 months, 28 days
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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

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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 -

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.

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Western Front: Pass the Bonds, PleaseGeoff Young2013-01-29
Bizball: Changes to MLB’s Drug Testing Coming After Spike in Testosterone SuspensionsMaury Brown2012-12-03
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Playoff Prospectus: Why We Won't See Melky Cabrera in the NLCSMike Ferrin2012-10-14
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Transaction Analysis: I Want WandyChristina Kahrl2011-01-27
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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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).