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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.7 5.60 1.63 25 1 0 1 -0.5
Birth Date1-2-1977
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age37 years, 9 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02010
-1.42011
2012
2013
-0.52014
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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).

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 0.9 2 46 0 50.7 44 22 40 7 .255 1.30 4.12 4.48 1.9 0.2
80o 2 0.7 1.6 40 0 44.2 41 21 35 6 .270 1.41 4.61 5.01 -1.0 -0.1
70o 1.7 0.6 1.4 36 0 39.7 39 20 31 6 .281 1.49 4.97 5.4 -2.7 -0.3
60o 1.5 0.5 1.2 33 0 36.0 37 19 28 6 .291 1.56 5.28 5.74 -3.8 -0.4
50o 1.4 0.4 1.1 30 0 32.6 35 18 26 5 .300 1.63 5.58 6.07 -4.6 -0.5
40o 1.2 0.3 0.9 27 0 29.3 33 17 23 5 .309 1.70 5.89 6.4 -5.2 -0.5
30o 1 0.3 0.8 23 0 25.9 31 15 20 5 .319 1.78 6.23 6.77 -5.7 -0.6
20o 0.9 0.2 0.6 20 0 22.0 28 14 17 4 .330 1.88 6.63 7.21 -5.9 -0.6
10o 0.6 0.1 0.4 15 0 16.9 23 11 13 3 .346 2.02 7.21 7.83 -5.7 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.30.41.129031.83417255.2981.615.536.01-4.3-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
12% 25% 12% 5% 41%

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
20153810130032361722638.2961.665.966.4810.14.86.21.7-0.6
20163910128030351721538.3041.716.026.5410.45.06.21.5-0.6
20174010127030341720538.3031.726.006.5210.35.26.11.5-0.5
20184110126028331518538.3031.736.206.7410.74.95.91.6-0.6
20194210126028331518538.3001.716.036.5510.64.85.81.6-0.5
20204310123024291315538.3031.736.196.7210.74.85.51.8-0.5
20214410124026311416538.3021.736.146.6810.74.85.51.7-0.5
20224510124026311415538.3021.756.206.7410.94.95.31.8-0.5
20234610124025311314538.3031.746.246.7811.04.65.01.8-0.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
9.25.21.12out of baseballout of baseball17.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 69)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 83 Yasuhiko Yabuta 2010 0.00 DNP
2 74 Josias Manzanillo 2005 0.00 DNP
3 74 Scott Sauerbeck 2009 0.00 DNP
4 74 Barney Schultz 1964 2.55
5 74 Tony Fossas 1995 1.47
6 74 Paul Shuey 2008 0.00 DNP
7 73 Scott Bailes 1999 0.00 DNP
8 73 Scott Service 2004 7.52
9 73 Jeff Brantley 2001 5.14
10 73 Aurelio Lopez 1986 3.58
11 72 Jeff Montgomery 1999 7.19
12 72 Tippy Martinez 1987 0.00 DNP
13 72 Tim Stoddard 1990 0.00 DNP
14 72 Kent Mercker 2005 3.94
15 72 Dennis Cook 2000 5.34
16 72 Giovanni Carrara 2005 4.16
17 72 Todd Jones 2005 2.34
18 71 Joe Hoerner 1974 3.82
19 71 Satoru Komiyama 2003 0.00 DNP
20 71 Dan Schatzeder 1992 0.00 DNP
21 71 Dave Veres 2004 0.00 DNP
22 71 Cal Eldred 2005 2.19
23 71 Eddie Fisher 1974 0.00 DNP
24 71 Bill Henry 1965 3.45
25 71 Bob Patterson 1996 3.13
26 71 Doug Bair 1987 5.93
27 70 Kevin Jarvis 2007 0.00 DNP
28 70 Lindy McDaniel 1973 2.98
29 70 Dave Righetti 1996 0.00 DNP
30 70 Jesse Orosco 1994 6.00
31 70 Orlando Pena 1971 4.30
32 70 Donn Pall 1999 0.00 DNP
33 70 Alejandro Pena 1996 11.25
34 70 Stan Bahnsen 1982 3.13
35 70 Curtis Leskanic 2005 0.00 DNP
36 70 Roger Mason 1995 0.00 DNP
37 70 Darren Holmes 2003 4.71
38 70 Dick Tidrow 1984 10.91
39 70 Bob McClure 1989 2.41
40 69 Steve Hamilton 1972 4.76
41 69 Roy Face 1965 2.95
42 69 John Wasdin 2010 0.00 DNP
43 69 Chris Michalak 2008 0.00 DNP
44 69 John Hiller 1980 4.70
45 69 Dick Drago 1982 0.00 DNP
46 69 Tim Byrdak 2011 4.54
47 69 Russ Ortiz 2011 0.00 DNP
48 68 Steve Barber 1975 0.00 DNP
49 68 Bryan Corey 2011 0.00 DNP
50 68 Steve Ridzik 1966 7.71
51 68 Ray Moore 1963 7.91
52 68 Greg Cadaret 1999 0.00 DNP
53 68 Mike Fetters 2002 4.91
54 68 Chris Nichting 2003 0.00 DNP
55 68 Ramon Hernandez 1978 0.00 DNP
56 68 Mark Guthrie 2003 2.95
57 68 Dan Plesac 1999 6.09
58 68 Moe Drabowsky 1973 0.00 DNP
59 68 Johnny Klippstein 1965 2.59
60 68 Pat Mahomes 2008 0.00 DNP
61 67 Mike Remlinger 2003 3.91
62 67 Ted Power 1992 3.08
63 67 Turk Wendell 2004 7.02
64 67 Doug Henry 2001 6.30
65 67 Jeff Reardon 1993 4.96
66 66 Warren Hacker 1962 0.00 DNP
67 66 Greg Swindell 2002 6.27
68 66 Tom Martin 2007 4.91
69 66 Octavio Dotel 2011 3.83
70 65 Ted Wilks 1953 9.82
71 65 Rich Rodriguez 2000 9.73
72 65 Mike DeJean 2008 0.00 DNP
73 65 Rick Aguilera 1999 3.33
74 65 Mike Maddux 1999 3.92
75 65 Eddie Guardado 2008 4.15
76 65 Craig Lefferts 1995 0.00 DNP
77 65 Scott Elarton 2013 0.00 DNP
78 65 Tom Burgmeier 1981 3.47
79 65 Chan Ho Park 2010 5.51
80 65 Danny Darwin 1993 3.65
81 65 Norm Charlton 2000 27.00
82 65 Ron Kline 1969 6.10
83 65 Yoshinori Tateyama 2013 0.00 DNP
84 65 Steve Renko 1982 4.50
85 64 Bob Veale 1973 3.96
86 64 Joe Hesketh 1996 0.00 DNP
87 64 Walt Masterson 1957 0.00 DNP
88 64 Ben Weber 2007 0.00 DNP
89 64 Todd Worrell 1997 5.73
90 64 Joe Nuxhall 1966 4.92
91 64 Rodrigo Lopez 2013 0.00 DNP
92 64 Art Fowler 1960 0.00 DNP
93 64 Charlie Hough 1985 3.67
94 64 Ryne Duren 1966 0.00 DNP
95 64 Ramon Ortiz 2010 6.60
96 64 Pat Dobson 1979 0.00 DNP
97 64 Vic Darensbourg 2008 0.00 DNP
98 64 Woodie Fryman 1977 5.38
99 64 Ken Heintzelman 1953 0.00 DNP
100 64 Kenshin Kawakami 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Watching Scott Proctor give up six home runs in 11 September innings was undoubtedly painful for everyone who took pleasure in seeing him emerge as Joe Torre's favorite reliever back in 2006.
2011 Scott Proctor barely pitched while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and the Braves will give him another shot in 2011. Unless Joe Torre comes out of retirement, it's hard to see him getting many chances.
2010 Scott Proctor spent the year recovering from Tommy John surgery, in his case also known as the "Joe Torre Gave Me Too Much Lovin'" operation. He'll try to come back on a Braves minor-league contract.
2009 Torre had to lose one job and then move three thousand miles to take another, but he finally succeeded in pitching Proctor’s arm off. After racking up more appearances than any pitcher besides Jon Rauch in 2006-2007, Proctor got a lighter workload last year because he pitched poorly. Torched for 14 runs over an 11-game span in May and June, he was bound for Triple-A before disclosing that he’d been pitching through elbow soreness and thereby offering another data point as to how athletic machismo trumps common sense at the expense of winning; he underwent post-season surgery to repair a partially torn flexor tendon and remove a bone spur. Non-tendered, his workhorse days have likely yielded to the avoid-the-glue-factory stage of life.
2008 The development of a reliable curveball turned Proctor into a go-to guy in the Yankee bullpen in 2006, when he led the league in appearances and relief innings. His early 2007 troubles with the strike zone suggested the Yankees had overextended him, but their staff's disarray and Proctor's gamer attitude kept Joe Torre calling his number. The Yankees cut bait before he could fall apart on their watch, trading him back to the Dodgers (who drafted him in 1998) for Wilson Betemit. Slotted into the number-two righty set-up role vacated by Chad Billingsley, Proctor acquitted himself well after some early hiccups, but the history of relievers worked this hard in consecutive years isn't a pretty one. Bet on Torre to ride him hard anyway.
2007 The Yankees went into spring training 2006 with the idea that Proctor could try starting, something he did in the minors through 2002. Although they ultimately chose to keep him in relief, the experiment was a great success, forcing Proctor to develop his curveball to the point where he could deploy it alongside his hard but straight fastball. The new and improved Proctor pitched well in April and Joe Torre fell in love--Proctor led the American League in games pitched and the majors in relief innings. Though Proctor actually pitched quite well in the second half, the workload did tell at times. With relievers often needing a refractory year after heavy usage, there`s a good chance that Proctor won`t be up for an encore. Trading Jaret Wright for Chris Britton seems to have been intended to insure the Yankees against that possibility. The team is again considering starting Proctor--if 100 innings didn`t kill him, maybe 200 will do the trick.
2006 Throws hard and throws straight. The hitters know it, and, as the old song goes, all the cats join in--the lefty-hitting cats, at any rate. They clawed Proctor at a .315/.405/.630 clip, including a home run every six at-bats. Righties had a harder time figuring him out, batting only .217/.270/.358. If crafting such roles were really worthwhile, Proctor could hold down a generic righty trash-time job. In a generic righty trash-time world, generic righties are all around you--in your office bathroom, behind you in line at Starbucks, listening in on your phone calls--but most of them aren`t quite so vulnerable to lefties. A super-extreme flyball guy, Proctor should hope for a trade to the Nats and RFK.
2005 Acquired in exchange for Robin Ventura, Proctor throws in the high 90s but struggled with his control in the major leagues. He can do better if the Yankees are patient. "Ha ha!" you say, "now tell me another one!"

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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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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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).