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Dale Thayer PBraves

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
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Birth Date12-17-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age35 years, 6 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.62012
0.82013
0.72014
-0.22015
0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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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
2009 TBA MLB 11 0 13.7 18 1 8 3 .263 104 11.9 0.7 2.0 5.3 30% .319 .270 1.39 5.05 4.61 103 4.84 0.1
2010 TBA MLB 1 0 2.0 7 0 2 1 .246 116 31.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 45% .600 .437 3.50 7.55 27.00 102 4.88 0.0
2011 NYN MLB 11 0 10.3 12 0 5 0 .272 95 10.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 46% .324 .269 1.16 2.03 3.48 102 4.52 0.0
2012 SDN MLB 64 0 57.7 53 12 47 4 .263 94 8.3 1.9 0.6 7.3 43% .287 .235 1.13 3.08 3.43 92 3.86 0.6
2013 SDN MLB 69 0 65.0 59 22 64 8 .254 99 8.2 3.0 1.1 8.9 42% .293 .250 1.25 3.76 3.32 96 3.60 0.8
2014 SDN MLB 70 0 65.3 53 16 62 9 .265 95 7.3 2.2 1.2 8.5 42% .250 .240 1.06 3.82 2.34 100 3.59 0.7
2015 SDN MLB 38 0 37.7 37 15 25 5 .263 97 8.8 3.6 1.2 6.0 41% .283 .269 1.38 4.75 4.06 116 5.17 -0.2
CareerMLB2640251.72396621330.261978.52.41.17.642%.287.2511.213.803.471004.012.0

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
2003 FTW A 45 0 48.0 31 15 72 2 .000 5.8 2.8 0.4 13.5 0% .282 .000 0.96 1.76 2.06
2004 LEL A+ 50 0 55.3 36 11 54 1 .000 5.9 1.8 0.2 8.8 0% .240 .000 0.85 2.59 1.63
2004 MOB AA 8 0 7.3 8 1 7 1 .000 9.9 1.2 1.2 8.6 0% .304 .000 1.23 3.42 3.70
2005 MOB AA 56 0 57.7 60 26 59 5 .263 76 9.4 4.1 0.8 9.2 49% .348 .262 1.49 3.83 2.34
2006 MOB AA 57 0 65.1 59 22 57 3 .262 75 8.2 3.0 0.4 7.9 40% .316 .235 1.24 2.97 2.49
2006 POR AAA 2 0 3.2 2 1 4 1 .248 123 5.6 2.8 2.8 11.2 50% .200 .234 0.94 5.85 2.81
2007 MNT AA 47 0 59.7 40 20 54 4 .266 94 6.0 3.0 0.6 8.1 40% .225 .208 1.01 3.51 2.26
2007 DUR AAA 8 0 9.3 5 4 9 0 .238 72 4.8 3.9 0.0 8.7 44% .320 .237 0.97 2.53 2.90
2008 DUR AAA 52 0 68.3 73 24 76 2 .263 88 9.6 3.2 0.3 10.0 43% .345 .251 1.42 2.53 2.77
2009 TBA MLB 11 0 13.7 18 1 8 3 .263 104 11.9 0.7 2.0 5.3 30% .319 .270 1.39 5.05 4.61
2009 DUR AAA 51 0 63.3 59 15 44 3 .250 115 8.4 2.1 0.4 6.3 51% .281 .216 1.17 3.23 2.27
2010 TBA MLB 1 0 2.0 7 0 2 1 .246 116 31.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 45% .600 .437 3.50 7.55 27.00
2010 DUR AAA 46 0 60.0 68 25 55 3 .252 102 10.2 3.8 0.5 8.2 49% .338 .254 1.55 3.56 3.45
2010 ORI Wnt 12 0 10.0 15 5 8 3 .000 13.5 4.5 2.7 7.2 0% .353 .000 2.00 7.08 5.40
2011 NYN MLB 11 0 10.3 12 0 5 0 .272 95 10.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 46% .324 .269 1.16 2.03 3.48
2011 BUF AAA 54 0 71.0 54 15 66 8 .258 92 6.8 1.9 1.0 8.4 53% .243 .209 0.97 3.52 2.66
2012 SDN MLB 64 0 57.7 53 12 47 4 .263 94 8.3 1.9 0.6 7.3 43% .287 .235 1.13 3.08 3.43
2012 TUC AAA 7 0 8.3 2 2 5 0 .279 109 2.2 2.2 0.0 5.4 50% .091 .114 0.48 3.19 0.00
2013 SDN MLB 69 0 65.0 59 22 64 8 .254 99 8.2 3.0 1.1 8.9 42% .293 .250 1.25 3.76 3.32
2014 SDN MLB 70 0 65.3 53 16 62 9 .265 95 7.3 2.2 1.2 8.5 42% .250 .240 1.06 3.82 2.34
2015 SDN MLB 38 0 37.7 37 15 25 5 .263 97 8.8 3.6 1.2 6.0 41% .283 .269 1.38 4.75 4.06
2015 SAN AA 1 1 1.0 3 0 0 1 .287 110 27.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 17% .400 .534 3.00 16.30 27.00
2015 ELP AAA 7 0 9.7 5 3 10 1 .265 114 4.7 2.8 0.9 9.3 62% .174 .184 0.83 3.81 0.93
2016 TUL AA 7 0 8.0 16 2 10 2 .265 18.0 2.2 2.2 11.2 61% .452 .437 2.25 4.54 6.75
2016 GWN AAA 2 0 1.3 5 1 0 0 .248 33.8 6.8 0.0 0.0 38% .625 .564 4.50 5.40 20.25

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
2009 230 0.5565 0.4826 0.8739 0.6875 0.2255 0.8977 0.7826 0.1261
2010 53 0.5283 0.4906 0.8846 0.6429 0.3200 0.9444 0.7500 0.1154
2011 150 0.5333 0.5200 0.8590 0.6500 0.3714 0.9038 0.7692 0.1410
2012 943 0.5080 0.4804 0.7748 0.6514 0.3039 0.8109 0.6950 0.2252
2013 1126 0.5382 0.4529 0.7824 0.6106 0.2692 0.8027 0.7286 0.2176
2014 1041 0.5255 0.5034 0.7901 0.6819 0.3057 0.8391 0.6689 0.2099
2015 599 0.5042 0.4808 0.8264 0.6755 0.2828 0.8578 0.7500 0.1736
Career41420.52390.48040.79810.65330.29020.83240.71380.2019

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
2014-03-29 2014-03-30 Camp 1 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-06-27 2010-07-05 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 SDN $1,375,000
2014 SDN $515,800
2013 SDN $498,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,389,700
5 yrTotal$2,389,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 35 dO'Connell Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/10/16 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract in late March if not on Major League roster. Released by Baltimore 3/26/16 (exercised opt-out). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/2/16 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 5/3/16 (exercised opt-out). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/29/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2015). Re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). DFA by San Diego 8/11/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/15. Elected free agency 10/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5158M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4989M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Diego 4/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/6/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 5/27/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 9/1/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 9/06.
  • Signed by San Diego as an amateur free agent 9/02 (Cal State-Chico).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .233 .317 .411 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .291 .376 .242
18 Split (Multi) -.017 .026 .035 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .227 .346 .439 .283
31 vs R (2015) .293 .316 .427 .255
38 Split (2015) -.066 .030 .013 .028
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chaces that Dale Thayer becomes the Padres' closer this season? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
If Huston Street is traded at or before the deadline, as expected, Thayer probably returns to that role. Luke Gregerson is a better pitcher, but his platoon splits against left-handed hitters (.413 OBP against this year) are a concern when you can't play matchups. Assuming Bud Black doesn't go to a committee, Thayer has a strong chance of seeing more save chances down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Howdy Jay ... thanks for chatting. Your choices for best mustaches currently in MLB are? More seriously ... at a certain point, prospects lose their optimal value if something isn't done with them. Is Montero's value "past prime"? Should Cashman have dealt any of his stable for "something", even if the (perceived) talent exchange was negative for the Yanks?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hey Diana! John Axford has a pretty remarkable mustache. I haven't seen Dale Thayer lately and am not even sure he's on the Mets' 25-man roster, but he's got a fantastic mustache. I'm pretty sure Brendan Ryan's infield triple owes its entirety to the awesome power of the 'stache.

As for prospects, while I agree that they lose their optimal value at some point, I reject the notion that Montero's time has passed - he's 21 freakin' years old! I don't at all think there was any reason for Cashman to trade his blue chippers for "something" just to look busy. This isn't McDonalds, where if you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Dale Thayer threw 4,348 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph) and Change (85mph).