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Steven Shell PNationals

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 55 2 2 2 46 2.45 0.1
Birth Date3-10-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2008 WAS MLB 39 0 50.0 34 20 41 5 .256 96 6.1 3.6 0.9 7.4 38% .221 .214 1.08 4.09 2.16 97 3.08 1.3
2009 WAS MLB 4 0 5.0 5 2 5 1 .259 96 9.0 3.6 1.8 9.0 20% .286 .284 1.40 4.86 5.40 100 5.73 -0.0
CareerMLB43055.03922466.256966.43.61.07.536%.228.2211.114.162.45973.341.2

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2001 ORM Rk 14 4 37.7 52 15 33 3 .000 12.4 3.6 0.7 7.9 0% .000 .000 1.78 4.78 7.16
2002 CDR A 22 21 121.0 119 26 86 12 .000 8.9 1.9 0.9 6.4 0% .287 .000 1.20 3.96 3.72
2003 RCU A+ 22 21 127.3 123 26 100 13 .000 8.7 1.8 0.9 7.1 0% .283 .000 1.17 4.37 4.24
2004 RCU A+ 28 28 165.3 151 40 190 19 .000 8.2 2.2 1.0 10.3 0% .317 .000 1.16 3.92 3.59
2005 ARK AA 27 27 159.7 175 58 126 18 .265 85 9.9 3.3 1.0 7.1 46% .326 .255 1.46 4.44 4.56
2006 ARK AA 3 3 18.0 20 4 10 1 .277 83 10.0 2.0 0.5 5.0 51% .349 .261 1.33 3.72 4.00
2006 SLC AAA 24 22 122.2 156 32 82 16 .269 116 11.5 2.4 1.2 6.0 39% .353 .280 1.54 4.79 6.19
2007 ARK AA 5 0 13.3 10 1 19 1 .265 99 6.8 0.7 0.7 12.9 35% .300 .195 0.83 2.21 0.68
2007 SLC AAA 31 7 70.3 83 19 52 15 .270 117 10.6 2.4 1.9 6.7 38% .321 .288 1.45 5.72 4.74
2007 ust Wnt 3 0 2.7 4 1 3 1 .000 13.3 3.3 3.3 10.0 0% .375 .000 1.85 8.35 13.33
2008 WAS MLB 39 0 50.0 34 20 41 5 .256 96 6.1 3.6 0.9 7.4 38% .221 .214 1.08 4.09 2.16
2008 COH AAA 22 4 58.3 49 14 54 5 .261 90 7.6 2.2 0.8 8.3 40% .282 .221 1.08 3.46 2.62
2009 WAS MLB 4 0 5.0 5 2 5 1 .259 96 9.0 3.6 1.8 9.0 20% .286 .284 1.40 4.86 5.40
2009 WTN AA 5 3 21.0 9 6 16 0 .260 99 3.9 2.6 0.0 6.9 35% .158 .160 0.71 2.58 0.43
2009 TAC AAA 17 5 40.0 56 15 27 10 .279 100 12.6 3.4 2.2 6.1 40% .331 .321 1.77 6.48 6.97
2009 LAR Wnt 9 9 50.3 49 8 28 4 .000 8.8 1.4 0.7 5.0 0% .271 .000 1.13 4.38 4.12
2010 TAC AAA 21 9 72.7 76 19 51 7 .267 95 9.4 2.4 0.9 6.3 38% .295 .269 1.31 4.30 3.59
2011 GWN AAA 28 7 60.0 58 23 54 12 .252 93 8.7 3.5 1.8 8.1 39% .274 .274 1.35 5.34 4.35
2011 OMA AAA 8 0 12.3 19 4 11 3 .267 118 13.9 2.9 2.2 8.0 42% .400 .313 1.86 6.13 8.03

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 794 0.5126 0.4147 0.8079 0.5848 0.2326 0.8487 0.7000 0.1921
2009 97 0.5155 0.4639 0.7778 0.7200 0.1915 0.8056 0.6667 0.2222
Career8910.51290.42010.80460.59950.22810.8440.69640.1954

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-25 2011-08-01 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-09-07 2010-09-22 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-29 2010-08-01 Minors 64 0 Right Elbow Not Disclosed -
2009-07-27 2009-09-13 Minors 48 0 Face Fracture Sinus Cavity From Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 WAS $425,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$425,000
1 yrTotal$425,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 123 d

Details
  • re-signed 2/10/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 5/2/09 designated for assignment 4/20/09 (ref`s assignment)
  • re-signed 2/14/09, 1 year/$0.425M (09) contract purchased 6/21/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/15/08 signed as a free agent from LAA 11/28/07 (minor-league contract)
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$M (06) sent to minor-league camp 3/05 contract purchased 11/04 $0.46M signing bonus
  • El Reno (OK) High School 01 3-81

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BP Articles

Steven Shell is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What it Means to Have the Best Farm System in Baseball, Part TwoSam Miller2014-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Import/ExportChristina Kahrl2010-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Parts is PartsChristina Kahrl2010-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Minor League Free AgentsJoe Sheehan2009-11-18
Prospectus Idol Entry: Jeff Euston's Initial EntryJeff Euston2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
Hot Stove Preview: NL EastCaleb Peiffer2008-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, ALKevin Goldstein2006-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Nats have the worst bullpen in baseball history?
(Mike from D,C.)
There are ways to measure this, and I think that barring a substantial improvement, they will end up having the worst pen in history. It's not just that they don't have good pitchers; it's that they have no good pitchers *behind* the current staff, and it's possible they released their best one (Steven Shell). (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)This only matters for fantasy - who gets saves for the Nats?
(Manny from DC)
Mock is next in line, and I don't expect that to go well. I was disappointed that they caught Steven Shell in the purge, as I think he's one of the better options. They'll circle back to Hanrahan by June 15 and he'll end up leading the team. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Steven Shell threw 994 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 Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph).