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Portrait of Aaron Fultz

Aaron Fultz PGiants

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 479.7 25 15 3 394 4.26 4.9
Birth Date9-4-1973
Height6' 0"
Weight196 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2000 SFN 26 58 0 69.3 0.0 69.3 5 2 1 4 0 0 299 67 38 36 8 109 28 28 3 62 4.67 4.11 4.80 6.3 0.8
2001 SFN 27 66 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 3 1 1 2 0 0 300 70 40 36 9 116 21 18 1 67 4.56 3.70 4.56 5.3 0.6
2002 SFN 28 43 0 41.3 0.0 41.3 2 2 0 1 0 0 185 47 22 22 4 71 19 16 3 31 4.79 4.23 5.05 0.3 0.0
2003 TEX 29 64 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 1 3 0 1 0 0 296 75 43 39 9 122 27 20 2 53 5.21 4.55 4.81 8.8 0.9
2004 MIN 30 55 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 3 3 1 3 0 0 216 50 28 28 5 74 23 21 1 37 5.04 4.42 4.95 4.2 0.4
2005 PHI 31 62 0 72.3 0.0 72.3 4 0 0 1 0 0 286 47 21 18 6 77 23 21 5 54 2.24 3.74 4.53 8.0 1.0
2006 PHI 32 66 1 71.3 1.7 69.7 3 1 0 4 0 0 317 80 39 36 7 129 28 20 2 62 4.54 3.91 4.53 10.0 1.2
2007 CLE 33 49 0 37.0 0.0 37.0 4 3 0 3 0 0 158 31 12 12 2 47 18 16 1 28 2.92 4.04 5.28 0.4 0.0
Career4631479.71.7478.0251531900205746724322750745187160183944.264.064.7643.44.9

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
1993 CLN A 26 25 148.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FTW A 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 FTM A+ 28 28 168.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 FTM A+ 21 21 122.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NBR AA 3 3 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SJO A+ 36 12 104.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SHV AA 49 0 70.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SHV AA 54 0 62.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRE AAA 10 0 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRE AAA 37 20 137.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SFN MLB 58 0 69.3 4.80 102 .255 .270 .345 .439 .262 .298 97 6.6 0.6 6.3 0.8
2001 SFN MLB 66 0 71.0 4.56 99 .257 .267 .342 .441 .268 .303 95 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.6
2002 SFN MLB 43 0 41.3 5.05 87 .274 .260 .330 .407 .257 .336 99 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.0
2002 FRE AAA 17 0 22.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 64 0 67.3 4.81 110 .264 .265 .335 .422 .264 .322 109 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2003 FRI AA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OKL AAA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 55 0 50.0 4.95 102 .253 .270 .340 .441 .264 .300 100 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2004 ROC AAA 7 0 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PHI MLB 62 0 72.3 4.53 102 .205 .263 .327 .413 .260 .207 101 7.1 0.7 8.0 1.0
2006 PHI MLB 66 1 71.3 4.53 106 .280 .266 .335 .435 .267 .335 99 9.6 0.9 10.0 1.2
2007 CLE MLB 49 0 37.0 5.28 90 .241 .269 .338 .422 .264 .266 99 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 LKC A 1 0 1.0 3.68 128 .006 .290 .338 .428 .260 .000 104 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 AKR AA 1 1 1.0 1.69 163 -.002 .278 .355 .413 .269 .000 98 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 TUL AA 2 0 1.0 20.58 -236 .613 .268 .327 .417 .274 .000 99 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2008 TOL AAA 4 0 5.7 2.88 125 .285 .248 .324 .399 .254 .350 86 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

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
1993 CLN A 14 8 0 26 25 148.0 132 64 144 8 0% .000 8.0 3.9 0.5 8.8 1.32 3.41 0.0 0.0
1993 FTW A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 10 0 3 0 0% .000 22.5 0.0 0.0 6.8 2.50 9.00 0.0 0.0
1994 FTM A+ 9 10 0 28 28 168.3 193 60 132 9 0% .000 10.3 3.2 0.5 7.1 1.50 4.33 0.0 0.0
1995 NBR AA 0 2 0 3 3 15.0 11 9 12 1 0% .000 6.6 5.4 0.6 7.2 1.33 6.60 0.0 0.0
1995 FTM A+ 3 6 0 21 21 122.0 115 41 127 10 0% .000 8.5 3.0 0.7 9.4 1.28 3.25 0.0 0.0
1996 SJO A+ 9 5 1 36 12 104.7 101 54 103 7 0% .000 8.7 4.6 0.6 8.9 1.48 3.95 0.0 0.0
1997 SHV AA 6 3 1 49 0 70.0 65 19 60 6 0% .286 8.4 2.4 0.8 7.7 1.20 2.83 0.0 0.0
1998 FRE AAA 0 0 0 10 0 16.0 22 2 13 2 0% .000 12.4 1.1 1.1 7.3 1.50 5.06 0.0 0.0
1998 SHV AA 5 7 15 54 0 62.0 58 29 61 4 0% .000 8.4 4.2 0.6 8.9 1.40 3.77 0.0 0.0
1999 FRE AAA 9 8 0 37 20 137.3 141 51 151 32 0% .000 9.2 3.3 2.1 9.9 1.40 4.98 0.0 0.0
2000 SFN MLB 5 2 1 58 0 69.3 67 28 62 8 58% .298 8.7 3.6 1.0 8.0 1.37 4.67 6.3 0.8
2001 SFN MLB 3 1 1 66 0 71.0 70 21 67 9 48% .303 8.9 2.7 1.1 8.5 1.28 4.56 5.3 0.6
2002 SFN MLB 2 2 0 43 0 41.3 47 19 31 4 44% .336 10.2 4.1 0.9 6.8 1.60 4.79 0.3 0.0
2002 FRE AAA 1 3 4 17 0 22.7 18 11 22 1 0% .279 7.1 4.4 0.4 8.7 1.28 3.17 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 1 3 0 64 0 67.3 75 27 53 9 50% .322 10.0 3.6 1.2 7.1 1.51 5.21 8.8 0.9
2003 OKL AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 1 2 2 0% .000 18.0 9.0 18.0 18.0 3.00 27.00 0.0 0.0
2003 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0% .333 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2004 ROC AAA 0 0 0 7 0 8.3 6 5 5 0 0% .231 6.5 5.4 0.0 5.4 1.33 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 3 3 1 55 0 50.0 50 23 37 5 43% .300 9.0 4.1 0.9 6.7 1.46 5.04 4.2 0.4
2005 PHI MLB 4 0 0 62 0 72.3 47 23 54 6 41% .207 5.8 2.9 0.7 6.7 0.97 2.24 8.0 1.0
2006 PHI MLB 3 1 0 66 1 71.3 80 28 62 7 39% .335 10.1 3.5 0.9 7.8 1.51 4.54 10.0 1.2
2007 CLE MLB 4 3 0 49 0 37.0 31 18 28 2 37% .266 7.5 4.4 0.5 6.8 1.32 2.92 0.4 0.0
2007 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.7 0.1
2007 LKC A 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2008 TOL AAA 0 1 0 4 0 5.7 7 4 4 0 45% .350 11.1 6.3 0.0 6.3 1.93 1.58 1.3 0.1
2008 TUL AA 0 2 0 2 0 1.0 2 0 2 2 0% .000 18.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 2.00 18.00 -1.4 -0.1

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
2007-06-23 2007-08-01 15-DL 39 34 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2003-06-23 2003-07-11 15-DL 18 17 Left Shoulder Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 CLE $1,500,000
2006 PHI $1,200,000
2005 PHI $550,000
2004 MIN $550,000
2003 TEX $600,000
2002 SFN $300,000
2001 SFN $220,000
2000 SFN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$5,120,000
8 yrTotal$5,120,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 127 d

Details
  • released 3/23/09 signed as a free agent from COL 12/31/08 (minor-league contract, $0.55M major league)
  • signed as a free agent from DT 5/7/08 (minor-league contract)
  • opted out of contract with DT when not called up 5/1
  • signed as a free agent from CLE 3/29/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/28/08 designated for assignment 3/26/08 signed as a free agent from PHI 12/06, 1 year/$1.5M (07)+$1.5M 08 club option, 07:$1.5M, 08:$1.5M club option $0.15M buyout
  • avoided arbitration 12/05, 1 year/$1.2M (06)
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 1 year/$0.55M (05)
  • claimed off waivers from MIN 10/04
  • recalled 9/04 signed as a free agent from TX 1/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.55M (04)
  • cleared waivers 10/03 signed as a free agent from SF 12/02, 1 year/$0.6M (03)
  • non-tendered 12/02 recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 7/02

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Signed on the cheap, Fultz was assigned the job of getting left-handers out, and he did it well, depending mostly on his fastball/changeup combination. The Indians were happy to pick up his cheap 2008 option, as chances are he'll do it again.
2007 If Fultz pitched on a team with a well-stocked bullpen, he`d be a situational lefty and have an ERA about a run lower. Reserving him for his best matchups was a luxury the lackluster Philly pen didn`t have last year, so Fultz was merely alright, reversing his BABIP luck from the year before. The free agent took his arm to Cleveland, where he`ll try to shore up a bullpen that ranked among the majors` worst in WXRL last year.
2006 Throws an average-plus sinker, cutter, and curve, an average-minus slider, and a plus turned-over change. Fultz`s repertoire should have produced far greater success than it did before 2005. Some of his struggles were due to a bruised shoulder he suffered in Texas in 2003, and it could be that his career year was simply the apotheosis of a veteran pitcher losing his sharpness for two seasons. With much improved control, Fultz allowed an astonishingly low hit rate and less than a runner per inning, retiring both lefties and righties with aplomb. While he`ll regress toward the mean in 2006 as surely as South Philly cheesesteaks will clog arteries, Fultz has probably reached a level where he can contribute as a setup pitcher and not just as a situational lefty.
2005 Despite never posting an ERA under 4.50 in any of his five big league seasons, Fultz is now pretty well established on the LOOGY gravy train, which is a better thing than it sounds. Your basic moderately serviceable second lefty, he was snagged off waivers by the Phillies.
2003 Don’t read too much into Fultz’s 2002 decline. Yes, he was genuinely awful at the beginning of the year before being sent down, but that stretch covered only 34 innings. He pitched very well in Fresno after the demotion, and was terrific in September after being called back up to the Giants. Chances are he’ll regain his 2000–2001 form and be a reliable situational lefty again in 2003. Signed with Texas, where lefty relievers go to die.
2002 Unlike many pitchers who are shoehorned into the job, Fultz is a situational lefty who actually is suited for the role. He's not real effective against right-handed batters, is effective pitching back-to-back days, and tires pretty quickly.
2001 Aaron Fultz rocks. He's a left-hander with decent stuff who gets a lot of ground balls and occasionally leaves an 87-mph pitch in the middle of the plate at approximately mid-thigh. The result is extremely entertaining baseball. You may get to watch the defense make a graceful play, see Fultz strike out someone by getting them off balance, or gaze in awe as Brian Giles hits a pitch at 185 mph into dead center field.
2000 The Giants liked what they saw of Fultz last season, adding him to the 40-man roster in October. It's easy to see what they liked: a left-handed starter/reliever who struck out 151 in 137 innings in Triple-A. If he has just one good season in middle relief for a major-league team, he'll play in the bigs for a decade. Of course, he may never get that chance.
1999 Former starter, converted to the bullpen a couple of years ago. Fultz has decent control, but hasn't shown enough of anything else to suggest he'll ever be more than a mop-up man in the majors.
1997 Strikes out enough guys to be successful, and walks enough not to be. Something has to give, but it probably won’t happen for a couple of years. Will start and spend the season in AA.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Aaron Fultz threw 249 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (85mph) and Change (77mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph) and Curve (74mph).