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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 156.7 5 3 0 90 5.06 -0.8
Birth Date8-18-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
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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
2005 TEX 22 4 1 9.7 5.0 4.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 39 7 4 3 0 8 4 4 2 6 2.79 3.67 4.55 1.4 0.1
2006 TEX 23 16 0 29.0 0.0 29.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 126 33 11 11 2 43 9 9 1 14 3.41 4.15 5.56 2.4 0.2
2008 TEX 25 46 0 89.3 0.0 89.3 3 1 0 2 0 0 392 93 52 51 8 143 46 43 10 53 5.14 5.02 6.69 -3.0 -0.3
2009 TEX 26 4 0 4.7 0.0 4.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 12 8 8 2 22 5 5 0 2 15.43 11.07 12.21 -3.5 -0.4
2010 KCA 27 11 0 9.7 0.0 9.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 49 14 6 6 1 20 7 7 0 8 5.59 4.91 5.67 0.2 0.0
2011 BAL 28 9 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 16 9 9 5 33 6 6 2 7 5.65 8.29 10.32 -5.2 -0.6
Career901156.75.0151.7530400703175908818269777415905.065.256.83-7.7-0.8

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
2002 BRI Rk 17 2 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLN A 6 5 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KAN A 26 7 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SPO A- 4 3 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 STO A+ 4 3 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .226 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRI AA 7 6 37.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 4 1 9.7 4.55 112 .201 .244 .318 .371 .247 .259 109 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2005 FRI AA 11 10 65.0 4.99 89 .251 .269 .336 .408 .257 .330 92 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2005 OKL AAA 17 17 93.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.867 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TEX MLB 16 0 29.0 5.56 95 .245 .278 .339 .432 .261 .310 107 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2006 FRI AA 6 0 6.0 8.78 31 .371 .251 .329 .359 .258 .222 104 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2006 OKL AAA 12 0 13.0 5.02 86 .233 .258 .334 .392 .260 .317 92 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 OKL AAA 7 7 37.0 6.02 77 .261 .282 .347 .456 .270 .299 101 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 RNG Rk 2 2 3.0 4.23 121 .157 .247 .355 .341 .258 .143 108 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 TEX MLB 46 0 89.3 6.69 74 .263 .262 .329 .414 .258 .309 113 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2009 TEX MLB 4 0 4.7 12.21 -33 .430 .254 .319 .390 .246 .455 109 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2009 OKL AAA 24 14 89.0 5.46 72 .316 .276 .343 .427 .279 .370 91 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 11 0 9.7 5.67 88 .295 .262 .326 .418 .256 .394 113 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 OMA AAA 40 0 52.3 5.18 96 .238 .276 .348 .429 .267 .297 96 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 BAL MLB 9 0 14.3 10.32 -18 .333 .259 .322 .401 .256 .239 106 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
2011 NOR AAA 30 0 42.0 6.04 55 .298 .264 .331 .407 .254 .324 93 -5.6 -0.5 -5.6 -0.5

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
2002 BRI Rk 3 3 0 17 2 37.7 38 22 40 4 0% .330 9.1 5.3 1.0 9.5 1.59 5.25 0.0 0.0
2003 KAN A 5 5 6 26 7 65.7 50 36 69 0 0% .294 6.8 4.9 0.0 9.5 1.31 3.01 0.0 0.0
2003 CLN A 4 1 0 6 5 27.7 29 7 23 1 0% .318 9.4 2.3 0.3 7.5 1.30 3.90 0.0 0.0
2004 SPO A- 2 0 0 4 3 18.0 14 3 19 1 0% .271 7.0 1.5 0.5 9.5 0.94 1.50 0.0 0.0
2004 FRI AA 2 2 0 7 6 37.0 41 16 16 5 0% .277 10.0 3.9 1.2 3.9 1.54 4.38 0.0 0.0
2004 STO A+ 2 0 0 4 3 18.3 12 4 14 0 0% .226 5.9 2.0 0.0 6.9 0.87 0.98 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 1 0 0 4 1 9.7 7 4 6 0 63% .259 6.5 3.7 0.0 5.6 1.14 2.79 1.4 0.1
2005 OKL AAA 6 7 0 17 17 93.7 116 38 62 12 0% -.867 11.1 3.6 1.2 6.0 1.64 6.24 0.0 0.0
2005 FRI AA 4 3 0 11 10 65.0 64 26 55 7 60% .330 8.9 3.6 1.0 7.6 1.38 3.74 6.4 0.7
2006 OKL AAA 1 1 2 12 0 13.0 13 6 4 0 68% .317 9.0 4.2 0.0 2.8 1.46 3.46 0.1 0.0
2006 FRI AA 0 0 0 6 0 6.0 7 4 3 2 67% .222 10.5 6.0 3.0 4.5 1.83 10.50 -1.4 -0.2
2006 TEX MLB 0 1 0 16 0 29.0 33 9 14 2 68% .310 10.2 2.8 0.6 4.3 1.45 3.41 2.4 0.2
2007 RNG Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 1 1 3 0 86% .143 3.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0.67 0.00 1.0 0.1
2007 OKL AAA 2 2 0 7 7 37.0 39 14 20 4 46% .299 9.5 3.4 1.0 4.9 1.43 4.62 0.8 0.1
2008 TEX MLB 3 1 0 46 0 89.3 93 46 53 8 49% .309 9.4 4.6 0.8 5.3 1.56 5.14 -3.0 -0.3
2009 TEX MLB 0 0 0 4 0 4.7 12 5 2 2 46% .455 23.1 9.6 3.9 3.9 3.64 15.43 -3.5 -0.4
2009 OKL AAA 5 7 1 24 14 89.0 115 41 62 5 52% .370 11.6 4.1 0.5 6.3 1.75 6.67 0.3 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 1 1 0 11 0 9.7 14 7 8 1 53% .394 13.0 6.5 0.9 7.4 2.17 5.59 0.2 0.0
2010 OMA AAA 2 4 10 40 0 52.3 49 23 49 5 65% .297 8.4 4.0 0.9 8.4 1.38 2.93 2.7 0.3
2011 NOR AAA 2 5 0 30 0 42.0 50 21 29 5 49% .324 10.7 4.5 1.1 6.2 1.69 7.07 -5.6 -0.5
2011 BAL MLB 0 0 0 9 0 14.3 16 6 7 5 63% .239 10.0 3.8 3.1 4.4 1.53 5.65 -5.2 -0.6

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 1447 0.4900 0.4271 0.7945 0.6305 0.2317 0.8680 0.6023 0.2039
2009 110 0.4818 0.4455 0.8776 0.6604 0.2456 0.9714 0.6429 0.1224
2010 163 0.4233 0.3742 0.8033 0.5652 0.2340 0.8718 0.6818 0.1803
2011 256 0.3555 0.4648 0.8319 0.7143 0.3273 0.9385 0.7037 0.1681
Career19760.46660.42860.80470.63760.2450.88320.62430.1928

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-02-23 2011-02-28 Camp 5 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2007-06-16 2007-09-30 60-DL 106 94 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2007-06-16
2006-03-31 2006-06-29 60-DL 90 78 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 BAL $475,000
2010 KCA $
2009 TEX $416,310
2008 TEX $392,000
2007 TEX $382,000
2006 TEX $328,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$1,993,310
5 yrTotal$1,993,310

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 35 dJoe Kohm1 year/$0.475M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2011). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 3/30/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/25/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 4/16/10. DFA 5/12/10.
  • 1 year/$416,310 (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09. DFA by Texas 4/18/09, sent outright to Triple-A 4/28/09.
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2008). Re-signed by Texas 2/15/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed by Texas 2/07 (split contract, $171,692 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.328M (2006). Re-signed by Texas 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Texas 11/04.
  • Acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/03.
  • Drafted 2002 (3-90) (Louisburg JC, N.C.). $0.44M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Josh Rupe is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Spinning Yarn: How Does Quality of Contact Relate to BABIP?Mike Fast2011-11-22
Spinning Yarn: Who Controls How Hard the Ball is Hit?Mike Fast2011-11-16
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
Divide and Conquer, AL East: The Pen's the ThingBen Kabak2011-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: American LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
Fantasy Beat: Depth Chart/PFM UpdateClay Davenport2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turkey TalkChristina Kahrl2009-11-29
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Inaction in ActionChristina Kahrl2008-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Cooked?Will Carroll2008-07-10
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Quest to Turn Everybody Into Rob DeerJim Baker2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Is Bigger Better?Nate Silver2006-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 27-29Christina Kahrl2006-06-30


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)KC's 13-man bullpen: unimaginably ridiculous, or onto something?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
13-man staffs are an abomination. BTW, the Royals designated Roman Colon for assignment today and called up Josh Rupe, another Texas castoff. Bullpen problem solved! (Bradford Doolittle)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Josh Rupe threw 2,115 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph) and Curve (73mph). He also rarely threw a Change (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).