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Portrait of Andy Sonnanstine

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 540.3 28 31 1 343 5.26 3.4
Birth Date3-18-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
2007 TBA 24 22 22 130.7 130.7 0.0 6 10 0 0 9 1 554 151 87 85 18 248 26 24 5 97 5.85 4.33 5.24 10.2 1.0
2008 TBA 25 32 32 193.3 193.3 0.0 13 9 0 0 13 1 819 212 105 94 21 341 37 35 5 124 4.38 3.94 4.18 35.6 3.5
2009 TBA 26 22 18 99.7 94.0 5.7 6 9 0 0 5 0 459 131 85 75 19 221 34 31 2 60 6.77 5.50 6.66 -2.4 -0.3
2010 TBA 27 41 4 81.0 18.0 63.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 355 83 40 40 11 138 27 24 7 50 4.44 4.84 5.58 0.1 -0.1
2011 TBA 28 15 4 35.7 18.3 17.3 0 2 0 1 0 0 152 40 22 22 10 76 12 11 1 12 5.55 7.13 7.64 -6.5 -0.7
Career13280540.3454.386.02831122722339617339316791024136125203435.264.675.3237.13.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 TBA MLB 22 22 130.7 5.24 95 .266 .274 .342 .428 .267 .326 103 9.9 1.0 10.2 1.0
2008 TBA MLB 32 32 193.3 4.18 114 .258 .268 .334 .421 .262 .302 103 34.6 3.5 35.6 3.5
2009 TBA MLB 22 18 99.7 6.66 68 .300 .272 .343 .427 .265 .326 104 -3.9 -0.4 -2.4 -0.3
2010 TBA MLB 41 4 81.0 5.58 81 .264 .255 .324 .405 .256 .277 105 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1
2011 TBA MLB 15 4 35.7 7.64 20 .326 .248 .308 .389 .253 .256 95 -6.2 -0.7 -6.5 -0.7
2011 DUR AAA 10 9 56.0 5.31 86 .259 .261 .329 .396 .254 .314 96 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

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
2007 TBA MLB 6 10 0 22 22 130.7 151 26 97 18 40% .326 10.4 1.8 1.2 6.7 1.35 5.85 10.2 1.0
2008 TBA MLB 13 9 0 32 32 193.3 212 37 124 21 43% .302 9.9 1.7 1.0 5.8 1.29 4.38 35.6 3.5
2009 TBA MLB 6 9 0 22 18 99.7 131 34 60 19 44% .326 11.8 3.1 1.7 5.4 1.66 6.77 -2.4 -0.3
2010 TBA MLB 3 1 1 41 4 81.0 83 27 50 11 45% .277 9.2 3.0 1.2 5.6 1.36 4.44 0.1 -0.1
2011 DUR AAA 3 6 0 10 9 56.0 64 15 35 4 45% .314 10.3 2.4 0.6 5.6 1.41 4.82 -1.8 -0.2
2011 TBA MLB 0 2 0 15 4 35.7 40 12 12 10 46% .256 10.1 3.0 2.5 3.0 1.46 5.55 -6.5 -0.7

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 2776 0.5764 0.4805 0.8477 0.6200 0.2900 0.9113 0.6628 0.1515
2009 1669 0.5572 0.4486 0.8461 0.5828 0.2774 0.8985 0.7073 0.1526
2010 1267 0.5193 0.4743 0.8164 0.6429 0.2890 0.8936 0.6307 0.1836
2011 534 0.5768 0.4643 0.8988 0.6071 0.2655 0.9251 0.8167 0.1012
Career62460.55970.46930.84530.61360.28430.90550.68130.154

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-19 2010-08-08 15-DL 20 19 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-07-07 2009-07-23 Minors 16 0 General Medical Illness Mononucleosis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CHN $
2011 TBA $912,500
2010 TBA $416,900
2009 TBA $430,100
2008 TBA $395,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,155,300
4 yrTotal$2,155,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 22 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/26/11 (non-guaranteed split contract). Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 3/22/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.9125M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4169M (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4031M (2009). Renewed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/27/09. Recalled 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3958M (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 6/2/07.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (13-375) (Kent State).

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Pitch Types and the Times Through the Order PenaltyMitchel Lichtman2013-11-15
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
Painting the Black: Evaluating the Non-Tender Class of '11R.J. Anderson2012-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team EntropyJay Jaffe2011-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL East: A New ChallengerDustin Parkes2011-07-29
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Six-Man ManiaR.J. Anderson2011-07-05
Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Colon Train Chugs AlongTommy Bennett2011-06-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #9Craig Brown2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: The DH ConundrumJason Collette2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Return of the Prodigal SluggersBen Lindbergh2011-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Hurlers on the VergeMarc Normandin2011-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Rays Shine AgainJohn Perrotto2011-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update, 5/10Jason Collette2011-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: AL Bullpen BlowoutJay Jaffe2011-04-08
Divide and Conquer, AL East: The Pen's the ThingBen Kabak2011-04-01
Spinning Yarn: Do Spring Speeds Matter?Mike Fast2011-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Tampa Bay RaysMarc Normandin2011-03-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rays of SunshineJohn Perrotto2011-03-04
BP Unfiltered: The UnanointedJohn Perrotto2011-02-27
Fantasy Beat: Hammel TimeJason Collette2011-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Dead to MeJason Collette2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Arbitration AvoidanceChristina Kahrl2011-01-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Tampa Bay's Closer OptionsJason Collette2011-01-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Contending and RebuildingJohn Perrotto2011-01-11
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: AL East Arbitration ForecastJeff Euston2010-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Credit Where It's Due, Part 1Russell A. Carleton2010-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-03-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Tampa Bay RaysBaseball Prospectus2009-09-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-08-30
Prospectus Today: Shining Light on the RaysJoe Sheehan2009-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Back in the Saddle AgainJay Jaffe2009-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMidseason Review: Starting PitchersMarc Normandin2009-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-04
Prospectus Idol Entry: The First World Series TurncoatMatt Swartz2009-06-28
Prospectus Idol Entry: Game Story: Cardinals at Mets, June 25Tim Kniker2009-06-28
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Prospectus Today: A Pitch for PedroJoe Sheehan2009-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Opponents of QualityMarc Normandin2009-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Museum of Small-Sample Split OdditiesJay Jaffe2009-06-10
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Prospectus Idol Entry: Fantasy Foresight: How to Use Names, Numbers and Sheer Dumb Luck to Win Your League Brittany Ghiroli2009-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Bouncing BackJohn Perrotto2009-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Can't Anyone Here Play This Game?Jay Jaffe2009-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-week RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Underperforming PitchersMarc Normandin2009-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Back to EarthJay Jaffe2009-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Andy SonnanstineMarc Normandin2008-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Andy SonnanstineEric Seidman2008-10-26
Prospectus Q&A: Andy SonnanstineDavid Laurila2008-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: One Through Twenty-Five?Joe Sheehan2008-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: One Through Twenty-Five?Jay Jaffe2008-10-21
UTK Wrap: Eastern PromisesWill Carroll2008-08-29
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Spring Training Preview: AL EastJoe Sheehan2008-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: On the Move in the ALJeff Erickson2007-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Right-handed Pitching ProspectsNate Silver2007-04-20
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, Looking at the Rays still in the pennant race, if they happen to miss out, how much blame can be placed on Friedman's refusal or reluctance to call up a few players (i.e. Jennings and Moore) who were obviously better than some of the guys they carried earlier (i.e. Sam Fuld)? Some people I know have been highly critical of Friedman, going so far as to accuse him of being incapable of making the right decisions to be able to win in the short-term when they are needed. While I don't agree with that explicitly, I'm wondering how good of a job you think Friedman has done this year, given those criticisms for not calling up better young players sooner in the season?
(Erik from Longwood, FL)
For as much as we laud their smarts in the grand scheme of things, the Rays' front office has made this year's squad's task harder than it needed to be. As popular and swell a guy as Sam Fuld may be, he should have been riding pine once his early-season hot streak ended, while Desmond Jennings played left field; instead Jennings languished at Durham until late July. The Moore decision is a more complicated one in that the Rays don't have a rotation spot for him and they have to mind the innings total of a 22-year-old, but as several have pointed out, he could have been doing Andy Sonnanstine's job if nothing else. As Kevin Goldstein argued (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15036), the Rays probably should have been more aggressive in dealing to improve this season as well; even taking a flier on Rafael Furcal would have helped. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not a huge fan of Hector Rondon? Too hittable? Could he be a good Andy Sonnanstine wih his control?
(Tom from Chicago)
Rondon's stuff is WAY better than Sonnanstine. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why haven't the Rays considered going back to Andy Sonnanstine with David Price struggling? Any hope for Sonnanstine as a starter in the future?
(Lauren from Orlando)
Price has been unlucky, and there are some things he needs to learn about pitching to major leaguers that he may not get while in the minors. The umps have also screwed him over repeatedly with poor calls on balls and strikes, which certainly hasn't helped things.

I like Sonny a lot, but he seems to have lost a bit of his command this year, which has made him susceptible to beat downs. He needs to regain that command he displayed last year if he wants to succeed. (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)It was almost a given tht David Price's drafting basically showed Edwin Jackson the door, do you think Wade Davis' impending bus ride to St. Pete makes the 2009 season an audition for teams looking to trade for Andrew Sonnanstine?
(jlarsen from chicago, il)
Absolutely. (John Perrotto)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which teams has the better chance to pull the upset, the Angels or the White Sox?
(Rob from Brighton)
White Sox. They're facing the lesser team, with Game Four at home, and instead of facing Jon Lester, they're facing Andrew Sonnanstine. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Andy Sonnanstine threw 7,287 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Cutter (86mph), Slider (83mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Sinker (86mph). He also rarely threw a Change (82mph).