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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 324.3 19 17 56 320 3.77 3.1
Birth Date4-19-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight225 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
2004 SEA 27 21 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 2 1 0 1 0 0 104 24 12 10 3 38 9 8 1 16 3.80 4.72 3.90 5.0 0.5
2005 SEA 28 29 0 19.0 0.0 19.0 4 3 0 2 0 0 77 13 12 11 3 24 7 5 1 24 5.21 3.84 2.87 3.7 0.4
2006 SEA 29 72 0 40.0 0.0 40.0 2 4 1 9 0 0 174 30 19 19 0 37 27 23 0 42 4.28 3.11 3.62 6.6 0.6
2007 SEA 30 73 0 45.7 0.0 45.7 2 0 3 5 0 0 182 28 12 12 4 46 17 16 1 56 2.36 3.18 3.58 6.4 0.6
2008 BAL 31 57 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 3 5 31 6 0 0 239 47 28 28 6 74 33 27 1 58 4.72 4.36 4.51 6.9 0.7
2009 BAL 32 42 0 41.3 0.0 41.3 0 1 20 3 0 0 171 34 11 11 3 52 13 11 2 39 2.40 3.29 3.17 10.7 1.1
2009 LAN 32 30 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 1 0 1 2 0 0 111 19 2 2 1 26 11 9 0 22 0.65 3.13 3.08 3.2 0.3
2010 LAN 33 65 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 2 2 0 6 0 0 180 46 28 27 4 74 24 20 1 25 6.69 5.23 6.11 -9.6 -1.1
2011 ATL 34 51 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 3 1 0 1 0 0 149 33 12 12 3 46 12 11 1 38 3.00 3.05 3.34 2.2 0.2
2012 SEA 35 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 4 4 2 12 1 1 0 0 27.00 24.80 20.92 -2.6 -0.3
Career4420324.30.0324.3191756350013972801401362942915413183203.773.834.0132.53.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 SAN AA 16 0 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Lar Wnt 2 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 May Wnt 7 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt 13 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 21 0 23.7 3.90 123 .271 .275 .347 .452 .268 .280 100 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2004 TAC AAA 36 0 50.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 29 0 19.0 2.87 137 .235 .265 .334 .426 .268 .238 96 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2005 TAC AAA 22 0 23.7 1.08 177 .172 .291 .365 .469 .280 .324 76 14.7 1.3 14.7 1.3
2006 SEA MLB 72 0 40.0 3.62 128 .230 .274 .345 .443 .262 .286 101 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2007 SEA MLB 73 0 45.7 3.58 123 .213 .274 .346 .435 .273 .231 95 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2008 BAL MLB 57 0 53.3 4.51 109 .253 .271 .337 .425 .264 .291 105 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2009 BAL MLB 42 0 41.3 3.17 139 .213 .264 .334 .430 .263 .272 107 10.7 1.1 10.7 1.1
2009 LAN MLB 30 0 27.7 3.08 124 .198 .261 .326 .430 .263 .234 90 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2010 LAN MLB 65 0 36.3 6.11 40 .351 .258 .328 .416 .271 .333 87 -9.0 -0.9 -9.6 -1.1
2010 SBR A+ 2 1 2.0 4.40 123 .284 .299 .364 .501 .272 .600 121 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 ABQ AAA 2 1 1.7 1.28 182 .222 .290 .356 .438 .275 .500 145 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2011 ATL MLB 51 0 36.0 3.34 116 .243 .255 .318 .385 .258 .316 96 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2012 SEA MLB 2 0 1.3 20.92 -252 .667 .272 .329 .451 .276 .571 105 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2013 OMA AAA 21 0 21.7 3.23 131 .282 .271 .338 .419 .269 .400 94 5.4 0.5 5.4 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
2003 May Wnt 0 0 1 7 0 9.0 1 4 13 0 0% .000 1.0 4.0 0.0 13.0 0.56 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt 0 0 0 13 0 13.3 14 5 10 0 0% .000 9.5 3.4 0.0 6.8 1.43 2.71 0.0 0.0
2003 Lar Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 3 1 5 0 0% .000 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 1.33 6.00 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 3 0 0 16 0 27.3 19 12 31 1 0% .269 6.3 4.0 0.3 10.2 1.14 0.33 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 2 1 0 21 0 23.7 24 9 16 3 40% .280 9.1 3.4 1.1 6.1 1.39 3.80 5.0 0.5
2004 TAC AAA 4 2 13 36 0 50.3 42 9 62 4 0% .309 7.5 1.6 0.7 11.1 1.01 2.33 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 4 3 0 29 0 19.0 13 7 24 3 40% .238 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.4 1.05 5.21 3.7 0.4
2005 TAC AAA 1 3 7 22 0 23.7 19 6 38 0 62% .324 7.2 2.3 0.0 14.4 1.05 2.28 14.7 1.3
2006 SEA MLB 2 4 1 72 0 40.0 30 27 42 0 33% .286 6.8 6.1 0.0 9.4 1.43 4.28 6.6 0.6
2007 SEA MLB 2 0 3 73 0 45.7 28 17 56 4 30% .231 5.5 3.4 0.8 11.0 0.99 2.36 6.4 0.6
2008 BAL MLB 3 5 31 57 0 53.3 47 33 58 6 34% .291 7.9 5.6 1.0 9.8 1.50 4.72 6.9 0.7
2009 BAL MLB 0 1 20 42 0 41.3 34 13 39 3 34% .272 7.4 2.8 0.7 8.5 1.14 2.40 10.7 1.1
2009 LAN MLB 1 0 1 30 0 27.7 19 11 22 1 45% .234 6.2 3.6 0.3 7.2 1.08 0.65 3.2 0.3
2010 ABQ AAA 0 0 0 2 1 1.7 2 0 3 0 75% .500 10.6 0.0 0.0 15.9 1.18 0.00 1.8 0.2
2010 LAN MLB 2 2 0 65 0 36.3 46 24 25 4 43% .333 11.4 5.9 1.0 6.2 1.93 6.69 -9.6 -1.1
2010 SBR A+ 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 3 0 2 0 40% .600 13.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.50 4.50 0.9 0.1
2011 ATL MLB 3 1 0 51 0 36.0 33 12 38 3 48% .316 8.2 3.0 0.8 9.5 1.25 3.00 2.2 0.2
2012 SEA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 6 1 0 2 56% .571 40.5 6.8 13.5 0.0 5.25 27.00 -2.6 -0.3
2013 OMA AAA 0 1 0 21 0 21.7 23 14 30 1 43% .400 9.6 5.8 0.4 12.5 1.71 6.23 5.4 0.5

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 869 0.4891 0.4522 0.7634 0.6141 0.2973 0.8774 0.5379 0.2366
2009 1125 0.5120 0.4462 0.8167 0.6111 0.2732 0.8977 0.6267 0.1833
2010 708 0.5367 0.4379 0.8161 0.5921 0.2591 0.8889 0.6235 0.1774
2011 577 0.5043 0.4142 0.7280 0.5086 0.3182 0.8243 0.5714 0.2720
2012 22 0.5000 0.4091 1.0000 0.7273 0.0909 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career33010.50980.44020.78830.59070.28320.87830.59550.2103

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-10 2012-10-04 60-DL 177 157 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John and Flexor Mass 2012-05-04 -
2011-08-27 2011-09-26 15-DL 30 26 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2010-05-24 2010-06-08 15-DL 15 14 Mid Back Tightness -
2009-08-23 2009-08-26 DTD 3 2 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2008-08-16 2008-09-11 15-DL 26 22 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-06-15 2008-06-15 DTD 0 0 Left Arm Fatigue -
2008-02-23 2008-03-10 Camp 16 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-03-24 2005-03-28 Camp 4 0 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2004-09-07 2004-10-04 DTD 27 25 Left Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $
2012 SEA $1,100,000
2011 ATL $1,200,000
2010 LAN $4,500,000
2009 LAN $2,750,000
2009 BAL $2,750,000
2008 BAL $980,000
2007 SEA $395,000
2006 SEA $333,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$14,008,000
7 yrTotal$14,008,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 147 dAthletic Resource1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/7/12 (minor-league contract). May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by Kansas City 3/25/13. Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/30/11.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/9/10. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70, 75 games.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/6/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.2M). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Baltimore 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$0.98M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 1/16/08 (avoided arbitration). $60,000 in performance bonuses. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 2/8/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.333M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Seattle moves Brandon League mid-season, who takes over as the M's closer?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
The obvious candidate is George Sherrill, given his previous closer experience. If he bombs... David Aardsma might be rehabbing by then.

Also, quick use of dianagram's ESC trick has shown me that Aardsma's sister is attractive. -- Dave (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, I assume the Yankees will start Sabathia twice on short rest in order to get him three starts; would the Yankees be wise to start Pettitte once of short rest (games 3+6) in order to get 5 lefty starts in a seven game series? Or is the platoon advantage vs. the Phillies not THAT important? Or do you think the Yankees will through in Gaudin and go with a 4 man rotation?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey, Nick! I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out the two teams' rotation options on a game-by-game basis. Cutting and pasting from the preview, here's what I came up with:

Game 1: Sabathia (7) v. Lee (9)
Game 2: Burnett (6) v. Martinez (12)
Game 3: Pettitte (5) v. Hamels (9)
Game 4: Sabathia (3) or Gaudin (11) vs. Lee (3), Happ (10), or Blanton (12)
Game 5: Burnett (3), Sabathia (4, if Gaudin Game 4), or Gaudin (12) vs. Happ, Blanton or Lee (4)
Game 6: Pettitte (3) or Burnett (5, if Sabathia Game 4 and Gaudin Game 5) vs. Martinez (5), Hamels (3), Happ or Blanton
Game 7: Sabathia (3, if pitched Game 4) or Pettitte (4, if Sabathia Game 4) vs. Lee (3, if pitched Game 4) or Hamels (4)

While the Phillies hit lefties about as well as righties in the regular season, they haven't been all that successful doing so in the postseason, batting at a .194/.322/.444 clip, with a few big hits Ryan Howard's two-run double off Clayton Kershaw, his homer off Randy Wolf, and Raul Ibanez's homer off George Sherrill - offsetting their woes. My read on Sabathia and Pettitte is that they're better than the Dodger southpaw starters at this point in time, so yes, I do think it makes sense to throw more lefties at them, particularly given that Gaudin doesn't match up well with them at all. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Orioles going to make some trades that will make a true future impact on the team before the deadline this year?
(JFerg from MD)
Well, they've got a couple of players in Aubury Huff and George Sherrill who should be able to fetch a decent return. So, yeah, I could see them adding a few more prospects to their cadre of young talent in the organization. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Fernando Martinez for Aubrey Huff and George Sherrill? The Mets seem to be built to win-now, and adding a legit bopper to a struggling lineup AND a solid lefty to bolster a suddenly-struggling Putz would make sense.
(Silv from NY, NY)
The Mets wouldn't trade Martinez for Johan Santana, so I'm going to say that they probably won't for a patch at first base and a mediocre lefthanded reliever. Andy, you have to disguise these better than that. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a decent chance Ryan Franklin stays Cardinals closer the whole year? If not him, is Chris Perez and not Motte the likely top candidate?
(Rob from Dallas, TX)
I rank the Cards' relievers Perez, McClellan, Motte, Kinney, Franklin. I don't know that any of them will hold the closer's job long enough to be fantasy-viable. Franklin looks like last year's George Sherrill to me. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)John, I'd like to see the Tigers make a move, but I'm afraid the move will be to overpay in talent for a marginal reliever. Can you calm my nerves and/or send me running for the Mylanta?
(Zach from Mass.)
The Tigers are making it clear to other teams that they aren't going to overpay. They kicked the tires on George Sherrill and found the cost prohibitive. They may add a middle man like LaTroy Hawkins and hope for continued improvement and good health from Zumaya and Rodney. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Wood for George Sherrill straight up.
(Trey from SD)
Hmm. You know, I don't hate it, but I don't think the ... well, Rodriguez will be gone next year. I don't hate it. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Give me one reason the Orioles shouldn't trade George Sherrill with his value likely the highest it will ever be. Is there one?
(akroll from Baltimore)
They don't really have a replacement for him and 500 means something to the team. I'd still be listening to offers, but it seems like Andy MacPhail is going with his long-term plan, which is probably a good thing. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Will. As always, thanks for the chat! I know you're probably tired of Smoltz questions, but what do you think about the prospect of either Soriano or Smoltz being effective closers again this season? I have them both on my fantasy team's DL and, if you think either of them will close again full time (or split duties), I'm going to trade away my George Sherrill for Justin Upton. You're the deciding factor!
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
I'm not so much tired of the questions as I am a bit frustrated that people don't seem to get it on this. Smoltz's shoulder wore down when he was a closer before and now again as a starter. The shoulder is a problem independent of the role. Sherrill is way over his head as are the Orioles -- and I have an interesting note on them in today's UTK - and Upton is the wow. If the trade is reliant on one of them being effective, well, sure -- one of them, for a while, maybe in series. (Will Carroll)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)I like pretty much any of the rumored Bedard-to-Seattle deals for Baltimore, but why would they want George Sherrill? He's 30 and pitches 40 innings a year. Unless they flip him, isn't that almost counterproductive to a team that should be auditioning young pitchers?
(Amos from New York)
Gee, you make it sound like a team that are dumping salary need a left-handed specialist less than the team that's trying to win this year. The Orioles and Mariners might be the two worst-run teams in the American League, so I think it's perfect that they would make a trade (at least this component of it) that hurts both sides.

Honestly, I'm not sure any trade these two teams could make would surprise me. Adrian Beltre for Billy Rowell? Sure, why not? (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)From an Orioles point of view, what's not to like about the rumored trade with Seattle? Baltimore will not compete in 2008 nor 2009 and the team probably can't sign Erik Bedard to an extension anyway. Kevin Goldstein is very high on Adam Jones and Chris Tillman. Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio could become very helpful major leaguers. I do not get the George Sherrill-part of the trade, but maybe the O's are going to trade him right away (to the Braves for Brent Lillibridge?). All in all, it looks like a very good deal for the Orioles.
(bo9anderson from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Don't misunderstand me - it's a good deal for Baltimore, absolutely. I just don't know what you do with Sherrill. If you're going to rebuild, rebuild. The problem for Baltimore is that rebuilding requires a full commitment, and this team can't commit to *anything* in full so long as Peter Angelos is running the show. (Rany Jazayerli)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Hard to believe George Sherrill had a 0.65 in his final 30 appearances in the regular season with the way he's pitched in October. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Joe Torre wears the goat horns; George Sherrill wears the bicycle horns. (Steven Goldman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, George Sherrill threw 3,958 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Curve (74mph).