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Portrait of Paul Shuey

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 530 45 28 23 556 3.87 6.8
Birth Date9-16-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1994 CLE 23 14 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 1 5 0 0 0 62 14 11 11 1 22 12 11 0 16 8.49 4.65 4.57 1.9 0.2
1995 CLE 24 7 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 28 5 4 3 0 7 5 5 0 5 4.26 3.93 4.90 0.6 0.1
1996 CLE 25 42 0 53.7 0.0 53.7 5 2 4 4 0 0 225 45 19 17 6 70 26 23 0 44 2.85 4.52 4.83 7.7 0.7
1997 CLE 26 40 0 45.0 0.0 45.0 4 2 2 1 0 0 212 52 31 31 5 76 28 25 1 46 6.20 4.48 5.43 -0.1 0.0
1998 CLE 27 43 0 51.0 0.0 51.0 5 4 2 3 0 0 222 44 19 17 6 71 25 20 3 58 3.00 4.12 4.51 6.6 0.6
1999 CLE 28 72 0 81.7 0.0 81.7 8 5 6 6 0 0 351 68 37 32 8 111 40 33 1 103 3.53 3.46 4.49 15.6 1.5
2000 CLE 29 57 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 4 2 0 5 0 0 270 51 25 24 4 73 30 27 3 69 3.39 3.43 3.91 12.2 1.1
2001 CLE 30 47 0 54.3 0.0 54.3 5 3 2 4 0 0 244 53 25 17 1 68 26 21 1 70 2.82 2.25 2.49 19.3 1.9
2002 CLE 31 39 0 37.3 0.0 37.3 3 0 0 2 0 0 150 31 11 10 1 42 10 9 0 39 2.41 2.12 2.94 9.6 1.0
2002 LAN 31 28 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 5 2 1 2 0 0 138 25 18 15 2 38 21 20 1 24 4.40 4.31 5.60 -1.8 -0.1
2003 LAN 32 62 0 69.0 0.0 69.0 6 4 0 3 0 0 281 50 24 23 6 85 33 30 4 60 3.00 3.97 4.84 -0.3 0.0
2007 BAL 36 25 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 0 1 1 1 0 0 126 33 28 28 3 53 21 21 0 22 9.82 5.57 6.61 -1.8 -0.2
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1992 CGA A 14 14 78.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 KIN A+ 15 0 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CAN AA 27 7 61.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CLE MLB 14 0 11.7 4.57 115 .299 .267 .341 .429 .265 .394 102 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
1994 KIN A+ 13 0 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CHR AAA 20 0 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CLE MLB 7 0 6.3 4.90 105 .277 .270 .348 .428 .264 .278 100 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1995 BUF AAA 25 0 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CLE MLB 42 0 53.7 4.83 112 .237 .279 .351 .455 .272 .262 101 7.7 0.7 7.7 0.7
1996 BUF AAA 19 0 33.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 40 0 45.0 5.43 86 .283 .266 .332 .417 .259 .356 96 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1997 AKR AA 3 0 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .409 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BUF AAA 2 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 43 0 51.0 4.51 113 .243 .272 .340 .431 .268 .292 103 6.9 0.7 6.6 0.6
1998 AKR AA 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BUF AAA 11 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 72 0 81.7 4.49 120 .227 .275 .343 .442 .263 .302 105 15.6 1.5 15.6 1.5
1999 BUF AAA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 57 0 63.7 3.91 126 .220 .273 .347 .444 .265 .287 98 12.2 1.1 12.2 1.1
2000 AKR AA 2 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 47 0 54.3 2.49 150 .252 .269 .333 .436 .263 .356 102 19.3 1.9 19.3 1.9
2001 AKR AA 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 39 0 37.3 2.94 140 .204 .267 .333 .439 .267 .300 101 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2002 LAN MLB 28 0 30.7 5.60 66 .253 .264 .340 .427 .269 .256 93 -2.1 -0.2 -1.8 -0.1
2002 AKR AA 2 2 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 62 0 69.0 4.84 86 .239 .264 .331 .419 .260 .247 92 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LVG AAA 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OGD Rk 2 2 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 1 0 2.0 6.40 49 .266 .243 .315 .340 .249 .400 96 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 BAL MLB 25 0 25.7 6.61 65 .317 .262 .326 .410 .258 .375 100 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2007 BOW AA 1 1 1.0 4.13 111 .005 .275 .353 .385 .260 .000 101 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 NOR AAA 21 0 23.0 3.51 109 .289 .260 .335 .402 .263 .393 75 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4

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
1992 CGA A 5 5 0 14 14 78.0 62 47 73 2 0% .000 7.2 5.4 0.2 8.4 1.40 3.35 0.0 0.0
1993 CAN AA 4 8 0 27 7 61.7 76 36 41 13 0% .000 11.1 5.3 1.9 6.0 1.82 7.29 0.0 0.0
1993 KIN A+ 1 0 0 15 0 22.3 29 8 27 1 0% .000 11.7 3.2 0.4 10.9 1.66 4.84 0.0 0.0
1994 CLE MLB 0 1 5 14 0 11.7 14 12 16 1 50% .394 10.8 9.3 0.8 12.3 2.23 8.49 1.9 0.2
1994 CHR AAA 2 1 10 20 0 23.3 15 10 25 1 0% .000 5.8 3.9 0.4 9.7 1.07 1.93 0.0 0.0
1994 KIN A+ 1 0 8 13 0 12.0 10 3 16 1 0% .000 7.5 2.2 0.8 12.0 1.08 3.75 0.0 0.0
1995 CLE MLB 0 2 0 7 0 6.3 5 5 5 0 28% .278 7.1 7.1 0.0 7.1 1.58 4.26 0.6 0.1
1995 BUF AAA 1 2 11 25 0 27.3 21 7 27 2 0% .000 6.9 2.3 0.7 8.9 1.03 2.64 0.0 0.0
1996 CLE MLB 5 2 4 42 0 53.7 45 26 44 6 53% .262 7.5 4.4 1.0 7.4 1.32 2.85 7.7 0.7
1996 BUF AAA 3 2 4 19 0 33.3 14 9 57 1 0% .000 3.8 2.4 0.3 15.4 0.69 0.81 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 4 2 2 40 0 45.0 52 28 46 5 45% .356 10.4 5.6 1.0 9.2 1.78 6.20 -0.1 0.0
1997 BUF AAA 0 0 0 2 0 5.0 4 4 6 0 0% .308 7.2 7.2 0.0 10.8 1.60 3.60 0.0 0.0
1997 AKR AA 0 0 0 3 0 8.0 10 0 9 1 0% .409 11.2 0.0 1.1 10.1 1.25 3.38 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 5 4 2 43 0 51.0 44 25 58 6 54% .292 7.8 4.4 1.1 10.2 1.35 3.00 6.6 0.6
1998 BUF AAA 0 0 2 11 0 14.3 11 6 22 0 0% .000 6.9 3.8 0.0 13.8 1.19 2.52 0.0 0.0
1998 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 3 1 0 0 0% .000 90.0 30.0 0.0 0.0 13.33 60.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 8 5 6 72 0 81.7 68 40 103 8 59% .302 7.5 4.4 0.9 11.4 1.32 3.53 15.6 1.5
1999 BUF AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 1 1 0 0% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 4 2 0 57 0 63.7 51 30 69 4 57% .287 7.2 4.2 0.6 9.8 1.27 3.39 12.2 1.1
2000 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 1 1 1 0 0% .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 5 3 2 47 0 54.3 53 26 70 1 65% .356 8.8 4.3 0.2 11.6 1.45 2.82 19.3 1.9
2001 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 2 0 0% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 3 0 0 39 0 37.3 31 10 39 1 70% .300 7.5 2.4 0.2 9.4 1.10 2.41 9.6 1.0
2002 LAN MLB 5 2 1 28 0 30.7 25 21 24 2 76% .256 7.3 6.2 0.6 7.0 1.50 4.40 -1.8 -0.1
2002 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 3 0 0% .400 9.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 1.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 6 4 0 62 0 69.0 50 33 60 6 61% .247 6.5 4.3 0.8 7.8 1.20 3.00 -0.3 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 0 1 0 1 1 1.0 2 1 1 1 0% .333 18.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 3.00 27.00 0.0 0.0
2004 LVG AAA 0 1 0 3 0 3.0 9 2 2 2 0% .500 27.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 3.67 18.00 0.0 0.0
2004 OGD Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.7 2 4 4 0 0% .400 6.7 13.3 0.0 13.3 2.22 3.33 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 2 2 0 80% .400 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 4.50 -0.3 -0.0
2007 BOW AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2007 BAL MLB 0 1 1 25 0 25.7 33 21 22 3 54% .375 11.6 7.4 1.1 7.7 2.10 9.82 -1.8 -0.2
2007 NOR AAA 0 0 1 21 0 23.0 30 9 24 2 55% .393 11.7 3.5 0.8 9.4 1.70 4.70 3.7 0.4

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
2007-05-30 2007-06-06 Minors 7 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2007-04-05 2007-04-17 Minors 12 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon - -
2005-04-04 2005-04-27 60-DL 23 19 Right Hip Recovery From Surgery Arthritis and Then Retired 2004-07-28
2004-07-28 2004-07-28 On-Alr 0 0 Right Hip Surgery Arthritis 2004-07-28
2004-04-04 2004-10-11 60-DL 190 162 Right Thumb Strain Ruptured Extensor Tendon In Thumb -
2003-04-27 2003-05-17 15-DL 20 16 Right Knee Sprain -
2002-06-12 2002-06-25 15-DL 13 11 Left Groin Strain -
2001-07-22 2001-09-18 15-DL 58 49 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2001-06-13 2001-06-29 15-DL 16 14 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Tendon - -
2000-05-21 2000-06-27 15-DL 37 35 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2000-05-30 -
1999-04-26 1999-05-10 15-DL 14 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-04-11 1998-06-15 15-DL 65 57 Right Groin Strain - -
1997-07-12 1997-08-01 15-DL 20 20 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1997-06-19 1997-07-04 15-DL 15 11 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-04-25 1997-05-18 15-DL 23 19 Right Knee Sprain MCL - -
1995-06-08 1995-07-10 Minors 32 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1995-05-04 1995-05-22 15-DL 18 15 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1994-06-27 1994-07-21 15-DL 24 21 - Groin Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 LAN $3,916,667
2003 LAN $3,916,667
2002 CLE, LAN $3,250,000
2001 CLE $2,000,000
2000 CLE $1,617,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$14,701,001
5 yrTotal$14,701,001

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 26 d

Details
  • released 9/5/07 designated for assignment 8/27/07 contract purchased 6/19/07
  • signed as a free agent from CLE 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/05 signed as a free agent from LA 1/05 (minor-league contract) 3 year/$11.4M (02-04) $2M signing bonus, 02:$2.9M, 03:$3.25M, 04:$3.25M
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/02 club exercised $2M 01 opt

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Paul Shuey came out of retirement to join the Orioles last year. That was a bad idea, like storing nitroglycerin in a pi?ata.
2003 A solid seventh- and eighth-inning guy when healthy, he stayed injury-free after coming to L.A., but struggled anyway. Shuey regained his control over the seasonís last few weeks to help the team, even if it was too little, too late. Heís got one more season left on a three-year contract signed with Cleveland to make ditching Ricardo Rodriguez look like a good idea. If itís any consolation, Rodriguez may not even be a top three pitching prospect in the loaded Indians system, even if he was easily the best upper-level arm the Dodgers had. Actually thatís no consolation at all. Never mind.
2002 Shuey, who just keeps getting better, missed much of the summer with a strained elbow. The Tribe re-signed Bob Wickman, a waste of money for a team with a reliever as good as Shuey on the roster and with the depth to back him up during his annual constitutionals. He's made nine trips to the DL in his career, so with his first trip this year he gets the free arthroscopic surgery.
2001 Paul Shuey still has the big ďcanít closeĒ monkey riding on his back. Treat that criticism with derision, because he throws in the mid 90s with a good curve and forkball. Shuey missed a month with yet another injury, notching his eighth stint on the DL. If the Indians make the mistake of getting frustrated with him, heíll make some other team very happy.
2000 Shuey keeps teasing people by appearing to be on the cusp of a big breakthrough, if only he could avoid getting hurt. In 1999, he once again didnít escape the injury bug. Despite hamstring and back problems, Shuey still managed to pitch in 72 games without living up to his reputation for dominance. Nevertheless, if heís handed the closerís role, heíll get plenty of magazine-cover glory. His punchout of Nomar Garciaparra in the first game of the Division Series was my pick for the high-water mark of the Indiansí season.
1998 Took a big step backwards. Shuey has never had a particularly impressive platoon advantage, but in 1996 he fell apart against the right-handed hitters that should be his meat; they hit .330 against him. Gave up many more fly balls, although he is still a groundball pitcher. Hard to see what went wrong, hard to predict whatís next.
1997 Shuey has finally turned the corner, learning to mix in an outstanding curve with his plus fastball. Although not many minor league relievers who are developed as closers every work out, Shuey may be the rare success.
1996  Same old story: great stuff, poor control. Was being touted as the Indians closer of the future before Mesa took off. Spent much of the year on the DL with a stiff shoulder.

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The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-IfsBaseball Prospectus2014-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling PayrollsJay Jaffe2012-02-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-10
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Down to the WireJohn Perrotto2007-08-26
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 11Rany Jazayerli2006-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part TenRany Jazayerli2006-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Run on ACL TearsWill Carroll2004-11-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hip To Be SquareWill Carroll2004-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Finding the AnswersWill Carroll2004-05-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Diggin' in the MailbagJoe Sheehan2004-02-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: TenWill Carroll2003-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Fading Into OblivionJoe Sheehan2003-07-08
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2003-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Look Ma, No BatsJoe Sheehan2003-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-21
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BP Does Tout Wars: 10 Valuable LessonsJonah Keri2003-05-08
BP Does Tout Wars: 10 Valuable LessonsNate Silver2003-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 24-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-03
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview: Los Angeles DodgersKeith Scherer2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: July 29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-31
Transaction Analysis: July 28, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-30
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Paul Shuey threw 157 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Change (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph).