Biographical

Portrait of Ryan Jensen

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date9-17-1975
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
BatsR
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
2001 SFN MLB 10 7 42.3 44 25 26 5 .264 102 9.4 5.3 1.1 5.5 49% .293 .276 1.63 5.37 4.25 119 5.82 -0.0
2002 SFN MLB 32 30 171.7 183 66 105 21 .255 98 9.6 3.5 1.1 5.5 43% .296 .268 1.45 4.48 4.51 112 5.06 1.1
2003 SFN MLB 6 2 13.3 21 5 3 6 .259 98 14.2 3.4 4.0 2.0 42% .306 .412 1.95 9.72 10.80 125 7.46 -0.3
2005 KCA MLB 9 3 25.3 31 7 18 4 .259 105 11.0 2.5 1.4 6.4 28% .321 .286 1.50 4.75 7.11 0 0.00 0.0
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1996 BLN A- 13 11 47.0 35 38 31 4 .000 6.7 7.3 0.8 5.9 0% .000 .000 1.55 5.80 4.98
1997 SLO A- 16 16 80.3 87 32 67 10 .000 9.8 3.6 1.1 7.5 0% .321 .000 1.48 5.29 5.16
1997 BAK A+ 1 1 1.3 3 0 2 1 .000 20.8 0.0 6.9 13.8 0% .500 .000 2.31 10.42 13.85
1998 BAK A+ 29 27 168.3 162 61 164 14 .000 8.7 3.3 0.7 8.8 0% -.612 .000 1.33 4.04 3.37
1998 FRE AAA 2 1 5.7 4 4 6 2 .000 6.3 6.3 3.2 9.5 0% -.167 .000 1.40 8.12 4.74
1999 FRE AAA 27 27 156.3 160 68 150 17 .000 9.2 3.9 1.0 8.6 0% -.606 .000 1.46 4.44 5.12
2000 FRE AAA 26 26 135.3 167 63 114 18 .000 11.1 4.2 1.2 7.6 0% -.764 .000 1.70 5.02 5.79
2001 SFN MLB 10 7 42.3 44 25 26 5 .264 102 9.4 5.3 1.1 5.5 49% .293 .276 1.63 5.37 4.25
2001 FRE AAA 20 17 106.0 97 34 95 11 .000 8.2 2.9 0.9 8.1 0% -.614 .000 1.24 4.06 3.48
2001 Bay Wnt 8 8 37.0 32 16 23 0 .000 7.8 3.9 0.0 5.6 0% -.821 .000 1.30 2.77 1.95
2002 SFN MLB 32 30 171.7 183 66 105 21 .255 98 9.6 3.5 1.1 5.5 43% .296 .268 1.45 4.48 4.51
2003 SFN MLB 6 2 13.3 21 5 3 6 .259 98 14.2 3.4 4.0 2.0 42% .306 .412 1.95 9.72 10.80
2003 FRE AAA 27 18 103.7 114 36 50 14 .000 9.9 3.1 1.2 4.3 0% .280 .000 1.45 5.30 5.29
2003 San Wnt 4 3 14.3 19 6 9 1 .000 12.0 3.8 0.6 5.7 0% -1.125 .000 1.75 3.89 5.66
2004 FRE AAA 30 26 169.7 178 81 127 23 .000 9.4 4.3 1.2 6.7 0% .300 .000 1.53 5.24 5.36
2005 KCA MLB 9 3 25.3 31 7 18 4 .259 105 11.0 2.5 1.4 6.4 28% .321 .286 1.50 4.75 7.11
2005 OMA AAA 18 18 90.0 123 38 55 12 .280 69 12.3 3.8 1.2 5.5 38% .354 .323 1.79 5.40 7.20
2006 FRI AA 11 8 50.1 62 13 37 6 .260 96 11.1 2.3 1.1 6.6 38% .282 .274 1.50 4.37 5.93
2006 RNG Rk 1 1 2.2 2 1 0 0 .312 108 8.2 4.1 0.0 0.0 14% .286 .319 1.36 5.63 4.09

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  —  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
2006-08-15 2006-09-05 Minors 21 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-07-08 2006-07-29 Minors 21 0 Not Disclosed -
2003-04-10 2003-05-09 15-DL 29 24 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 SFN $317,000
2002 SFN $209,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$526,000
2 yrTotal$526,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 171 d

Details
  • released 3/06
  • signed as a free agent from after 05
  • designated for assignment 7/05 contract purchased 6/05 designated for assignment 6/05 contract purchased 5/05 sent to minor-league camp 4/05 signed as a free agent from SF 04/05 assigned Triple-A 4/04 designated for assignment, sent outright to Triple-A 3/04 optioned to Triple-A 5/03
  • 1 year/$0.317M (03) recalled 9/01 optioned to Triple-A 7/01 recalled 7/01

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 6/29/2016 09:39 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA 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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Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Had a lousy season in Fresno and struggled in two starts with the big club. However, Jensen is in the process of transforming into a full-fledged knuckleballer, and reports have him throwing it with increasing success. There's no way to know how such experiments will go, but Jensen had no shot at a career otherwise, and if he masters the pitch he could remain gainfully employed for the next ten years. As Craig Wright once asked, how much harm would it do for teams to push a few fringe prospects to try the knuckler? It's the kind of low-risk, moderate-reward move teams should be trying.
2004 Jensen's season was such a disaster by September, it was hard to remember that he started April in the Giants' rotation. We couldn't keep track of all the reasons given for the appalling numbers: Loss of velocity, bad back, bad mechanics, bad conditioning, etc. Given that his peripheral numbers weren't all that special to begin with, even in his successful 2002, it will be a struggle for him just to make it back to the big leagues.
2003 It’s hard to make sense of Sabean and Baker’s decision to keep Jensen in the rotation all year instead of Ainsworth. Ainsworth has more raw talent, a better track record in the minors, and better performance in spring training and April when both were with the Giants. The decision “worked,” in the sense that the Giants powerhouse offense generally scored runs faster than Jensen could give them up. Jensen would be valuable to a lot of teams as a fifth starter and long reliever, but he should not be permitted to stand in the way of the Giants’ young guns.
2002 Jensen, frighteningly familiar with the raisin capital of California, pitched well in seven starts for the Giants, mostly as an injury replacement. His numbers were dragged down by three relief outings. Relieving can be a hard adjustment for a starter, and Jensen hadn't relieved since 1998 and has done it just three times. There's no room at this inn, but if he can get to another organization, he can be a decent innings-muncher.
2001 He's a not-so-young pitcher who is still struggling to find his command. Ryan Jensen has pretty reasonable stuff and might have a shot at a major-league career, provided he can learn to throw his entire repertoire for strikes. If the Giants get hit by an injury or two in the rotation, Jensen could get a brief audition. Being a short right-hander, he'd be wise to take advantage of the opportunity by not allowing a run. Or a hit. And maybe curing a major disease.
2000 Jensen made the leap from A ball to Triple-A and improved in virtually every area. If he continues to improve, he's going to surprise a lot of people very soon. On the other hand, the end result of last year's improvement was only a 5.12 ERA.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Matchups: Los OlvidadosJim Baker2007-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 3-6Christina Kahrl2006-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Prospectus Notebook: RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2005-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals, 5/22/05Jonah Keri2005-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-02-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Relief or Something Like ItJoe Sheehan2003-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 7-10, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Vegas, BabyWill Carroll2003-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Preview: The National LeagueNate Silver2003-03-26
Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-23
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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