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Birth Date1-2-1977
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age37 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsR
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-0.02010
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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
2004 NYA 27 26 0 25.0 0.0 25.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 118 29 18 15 5 50 14 14 0 21 5.40 5.76 5.80 1.6 0.2
2005 NYA 28 29 1 44.7 5.0 39.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 199 46 32 30 10 84 17 13 2 36 6.04 5.63 5.93 0.8 0.1
2006 NYA 29 83 0 102.3 0.0 102.3 6 4 1 7 0 0 426 89 41 40 12 144 33 27 2 89 3.52 4.00 4.09 23.0 2.2
2007 LAN 30 31 0 32.0 0.0 32.0 3 0 0 2 0 0 137 25 14 12 4 40 15 14 3 27 3.38 4.80 5.71 -0.6 -0.1
2007 NYA 30 52 0 54.3 0.0 54.3 2 5 0 5 0 0 245 53 27 23 8 89 29 26 3 37 3.81 5.63 5.67 -0.6 -0.1
2008 LAN 31 41 0 38.7 0.0 38.7 2 0 0 1 0 0 184 41 30 26 7 75 24 23 0 46 6.05 4.94 5.14 -1.0 -0.1
2010 ATL 33 6 0 5.7 0.0 5.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4 4 4 1 9 4 3 0 6 6.35 5.40 3.18 -0.4 -0.0
2011 ATL 34 31 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 2 3 0 3 0 0 139 31 21 21 5 56 19 15 1 18 6.44 6.03 6.08 -5.5 -0.6
2011 NYA 34 8 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 3 0 1 0 0 62 19 13 11 6 39 12 11 0 11 9.00 11.43 12.21 -7.6 -0.8
Career3071343.05.0338.0181612000153433720018258586167146112914.785.215.419.80.8

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
1998 YAK A- 3 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 YAK A- 16 6 50.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VRO A+ 35 5 89.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 VRO A+ 15 15 90.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 JAX AA 10 9 49.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Pho Wnt 12 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JAX AA 26 25 133.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 JAX AA 17 0 27.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .260 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 10 0 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 24 0 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB 26 0 25.0 5.80 92 .286 .270 .338 .437 .259 .308 106 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2004 COH AAA 35 0 44.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB 29 1 44.7 5.93 79 .270 .265 .327 .429 .261 .269 104 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2005 COH AAA 35 1 42.7 4.03 113 .258 .262 .328 .413 .244 .353 96 7.8 0.7 7.8 0.7
2006 NYA MLB 83 0 102.3 4.09 122 .234 .273 .338 .438 .259 .266 107 23.0 2.2 23.0 2.2
2007 LAN MLB 31 0 32.0 5.71 83 .243 .272 .332 .421 .257 .239 101 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2007 NYA MLB 52 0 54.3 5.67 85 .279 .267 .335 .414 .260 .268 101 0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.1
2008 LAN MLB 41 0 38.7 5.14 83 .306 .263 .331 .419 .264 .318 94 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2008 SBR A+ 1 0 0.7 3.78 115 .574 .269 .317 .388 .240 .600 87 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2008 LVG AAA 2 0 3.0 1.18 183 .138 .272 .330 .417 .247 .333 133 1.9 0.2 1.8 0.2
2010 ATL MLB 6 0 5.7 3.18 122 .264 .244 .318 .375 .264 .231 93 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 MYR A+ 6 0 7.3 3.89 111 .241 .247 .320 .362 .241 .320 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2010 GWN AAA 31 0 34.3 5.84 74 .307 .261 .330 .403 .254 .346 103 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2011 ATL MLB 31 0 29.3 6.08 51 .320 .250 .315 .396 .259 .271 98 -4.9 -0.5 -5.5 -0.6
2011 NYA MLB 8 0 11.0 12.21 -72 .430 .244 .317 .402 .262 .394 101 -7.6 -0.8 -7.6 -0.8
2011 GWN AAA 14 0 17.0 2.25 147 .177 .260 .328 .410 .256 .243 95 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2011 SWB AAA 6 0 7.0 1.82 149 .282 .267 .326 .410 .257 .381 79 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2013 NOR AAA 6 0 7.3 11.39 -57 .348 .262 .335 .376 .256 .360 102 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -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
1998 YAK A- 0 1 2 3 1 5.0 9 1 4 1 0% .000 16.2 1.8 1.8 7.2 2.00 10.80 0.0 0.0
1999 YAK A- 4 2 0 16 6 50.0 57 26 41 4 0% .000 10.3 4.7 0.7 7.4 1.66 7.20 0.0 0.0
2000 VRO A+ 3 7 1 35 5 89.0 93 54 70 13 0% .000 9.4 5.5 1.3 7.1 1.65 5.16 0.0 0.0
2001 Pho Wnt 0 0 1 12 0 18.0 26 11 17 0 0% .000 13.0 5.5 0.0 8.5 2.06 8.00 0.0 0.0
2001 VRO A+ 6 4 0 15 15 90.7 73 30 79 8 0% .000 7.2 3.0 0.8 7.8 1.14 2.48 0.0 0.0
2001 JAX AA 4 3 0 10 9 49.7 39 31 48 6 0% .000 7.1 5.6 1.1 8.7 1.41 4.16 0.0 0.0
2002 JAX AA 7 9 0 26 25 133.3 111 85 131 10 0% .281 7.5 5.7 0.7 8.8 1.47 3.51 0.0 0.0
2003 JAX AA 1 2 0 17 0 27.0 20 7 24 0 0% .260 6.7 2.3 0.0 8.0 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 2 0 0 10 0 19.0 13 3 26 2 0% .282 6.2 1.4 0.9 12.3 0.84 1.42 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 4 2 1 24 0 39.3 35 13 35 2 0% .300 8.0 3.0 0.5 8.0 1.22 3.66 0.0 0.0
2004 COH AAA 2 3 4 35 0 44.0 37 18 42 4 0% .277 7.6 3.7 0.8 8.6 1.25 2.86 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB 2 1 0 26 0 25.0 29 14 21 5 37% .308 10.4 5.0 1.8 7.6 1.72 5.40 1.6 0.2
2005 COH AAA 6 1 14 35 1 42.7 47 11 54 8 44% .353 9.9 2.3 1.7 11.4 1.36 4.22 7.8 0.7
2005 NYA MLB 1 0 0 29 1 44.7 46 17 36 10 31% .269 9.3 3.4 2.0 7.3 1.41 6.04 0.8 0.1
2006 NYA MLB 6 4 1 83 0 102.3 89 33 89 12 35% .266 7.8 2.9 1.1 7.8 1.19 3.52 23.0 2.2
2007 NYA MLB 2 5 0 52 0 54.3 53 29 37 8 27% .268 8.8 4.8 1.3 6.1 1.51 3.81 -0.6 -0.1
2007 LAN MLB 3 0 0 31 0 32.0 25 15 27 4 37% .239 7.0 4.2 1.1 7.6 1.25 3.38 -0.6 -0.1
2008 LVG AAA 1 0 0 2 0 3.0 2 0 5 0 67% .333 6.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.67 0.00 1.8 0.2
2008 LAN MLB 2 0 0 41 0 38.7 41 24 46 7 39% .318 9.5 5.6 1.6 10.7 1.68 6.05 -1.0 -0.1
2008 SBR A+ 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 3 0 1 0 60% .600 38.6 0.0 0.0 12.9 4.29 12.86 0.2 0.0
2010 GWN AAA 4 3 0 31 0 34.3 45 15 29 6 43% .346 11.8 3.9 1.6 7.6 1.75 7.08 -1.7 -0.2
2010 ATL MLB 0 0 0 6 0 5.7 4 4 6 1 21% .231 6.4 6.4 1.6 9.5 1.41 6.35 -0.4 -0.0
2010 MYR A+ 1 0 0 6 0 7.3 8 2 5 0 68% .320 9.9 2.5 0.0 6.2 1.37 6.16 0.8 0.1
2011 GWN AAA 1 0 3 14 0 17.0 10 5 24 1 26% .243 5.3 2.6 0.5 12.7 0.88 1.06 5.4 0.5
2011 SWB AAA 0 0 0 6 0 7.0 8 2 8 0 67% .381 10.3 2.6 0.0 10.3 1.43 2.57 2.5 0.2
2011 NYA MLB 0 3 0 8 0 11.0 19 12 11 6 41% .394 15.5 9.8 4.9 9.0 2.82 9.00 -7.6 -0.8
2011 ATL MLB 2 3 0 31 0 29.3 31 19 18 5 33% .271 9.5 5.8 1.5 5.5 1.70 6.44 -5.5 -0.6
2013 NOR AAA 0 0 1 6 0 7.3 10 10 6 1 35% .360 12.3 12.3 1.2 7.4 2.73 8.59 -4.2 -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
2008 694 0.4597 0.4257 0.7424 0.6238 0.2560 0.7990 0.6250 0.2576
2010 105 0.4286 0.4476 0.7021 0.7111 0.2500 0.7813 0.5333 0.2979
2011 776 0.4845 0.4323 0.8358 0.6330 0.2425 0.8782 0.7320 0.1642
Career15750.46980.43040.78570.63420.24890.83680.67160.2143

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-03-27 2009-10-05 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-05-12
2009-03-06 2009-03-27 Camp 21 0 Right Elbow Soreness Scar Tissue From Previous Surgery -
2008-10-12 2008-10-12 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon and Bone Spur 2008-10-12
2008-06-22 2008-09-01 60-DL 71 63 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 ATL $750,000
2009 ATL $750,000
2008 LAN $1,150,000
2007 NYA $442,000
2006 NYA $352,675
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,444,675
5 yrTotal$3,444,675

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 159 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Francisco 1/2/13 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from San Francisco 3/29/13. Retired 5/13.
  • 2012. Played for Doosan of Korea.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 11/2/10 (avoided arbitration). Released by Atlanta 8/10/11. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/15/11 (minor-league contact). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/1/11. Elected free agency 10/11/11.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/4/09 (minor-league contract paying $12,000 per month in minors). Performance bonus: $0.25M for games (10-50). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2009). Signed by Florida as a free agent 1/5/09. $0.25M in performance bonuses. Released by Florida 10/9/09.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2008). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/20/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.3M-$0.93M). Non-tendered 12/12/08.
  • 1 year/$0.442M (2007). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/07. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Yankees 7/31/07.
  • 1 year/$352,675 (2006).
  • 1 year (2005). Recalled 6/05, optioned to Triple-A 8/05, recalled 9/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/03. Recalled 4/04, optioned to Triple-A 5/04, recalled 7/04, optioned to Triple-A 8/04, recalled 9/04.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from LA Dodgers 7/03.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 1998 (5-156) (Florida State).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a scale from 1 to Bacon, how much better is Arodys Vizcaino than Scott Proctor?
(aCone419 from ATL)
Texas brisket (Jason Parks)
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not sure a team could pull of a 4-man rotation, but I see no reason a team couldn't pull off a 6-man bullpen - and so a 14-man bench. Its not for every team - the Pirates, say, probably couldn't do it. You'd need very reliable starters, and you couldn't carry a LOOGY - but its doable. This wouldn't be a radical change - most fans and probably a good number of writers probably don't know who the 7th guy in a bullpen is. Why hasn't someone tried it yet? (As a side note - if the Rays didn't have so many younger starters, and such a flexible bench, I'd expect Maddon to do it. Maybe in a couple of years?)
(Shaun P. from Medway, MA)
I'm pretty sure Joe Torre didn't know who the seventh guy in his bullpens was either. His memory tended to stop at Scott Proctor. We've also seen teams win championships without a LOOGY, an evolutionary dead end if I've ever seen one, and I'm not just talking about my first girlfriend's mother. You're right, though, and the Phillies could do this. You keep that last pitcher at Triple-A and call him if you really need him. Teams seem to think of their rosters as Swiss Army knives--you have to be prepared for every eventuality, hence the 3rd catchers on some teams -- a meteor might strike both backstops. Dudes, if you lose one game due to a shortage of catchers fine; you might win several more with more flexibility the rest of the time. (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)On Girardi for a second, was I the only Yankees fan who was a little nervous that he WOULD leave? Look, I hate some of his in-game management but he has constructed a very successful bullpen our of scraps in three straight years. He doesn't fall into small ball traps as often as other prestigious managers (Maddon) and, at the very least, he has an open mind about unorthodox maneuvering. I'm not Girardi's biggest fan but I still feel oddly comfortable with him.
(Adam from NY)
The bullpen rebuilding thing is a big point in his favor. That's a real skill. After Mariano Rivera, you know how many relievers Joe Torre established in 13 years? Scott Proctor? Maybe? Girardi has broken in more pitchers in three seasons than the old man did in more than a decade. I also appreciate his being willing to bat a power-hitter second, be it Swisher or Granderson. Tactically he's not all there, but few managers these days are John McGraw. On the whole, I think he's positive, even if in other aspects of his thinking, like closer usage and those bloody IBBs, he's too conventional. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)More of a philosophical mechanics question. Using Craig Hansen as an example. when he came up, his motion seemed doomed to injury. Someone (the Sox or BorasCo.) had him change it to a more normal release, which made him even less effective. Now, he has returned to the short-arming that looks opretty bad, but has yielded slightly better, although inconsistent results. In your view, does a team have any "obligation" (for lack of a better word) to get a pitcher away from a "dangerous, but effective" motion, if such a motion means only short term success (a year or two), before an injury which even the team thinks is inevitable?
(ekanenh from a desk)
Great question. Hanson's not the best example here, but BJ Ryan is. From the time he was drafted, everyone knew he had terrible mechanics. The Reds rushed him up, traded him as quickly as they could for good value, and expected his arm to explode. Eventually it did but much later than everyone expected and with just a year off, he's back to his bad mechanics and good results. Should he have been changed? His accountant doesn't think so. There's a balance between effectiveness and health, but it's one that's difficult to read. I think the team is obliged to get the most value out of a player as they can. That might be running a guy out there like Torre did with Scott Proctor. Had the Twins kept Johan Santana, I would have wanted them to run him out there for as many innings as possible. Heck, I'd have sent the bullpen home on days he pitched. It's not very compassionate, but you know what, there's wins and losses, not style points. (Will Carroll)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Scott Proctor threw 2,177 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph) and Change (88mph).