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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.0 4.38 1.43 26 1 1 0 0.0
Birth Date12-18-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.32012
2013
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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
2005 SFN 23 28 0 29.7 0.0 29.7 1 5 0 1 0 0 124 26 13 13 2 34 9 8 1 16 3.94 3.80 4.44 2.4 0.2
2006 SFN 24 38 0 40.3 0.0 40.3 1 3 3 3 0 0 170 38 23 22 2 51 11 8 1 40 4.91 2.66 3.66 6.6 0.7
2006 TOR 24 27 0 28.7 0.0 28.7 1 1 0 4 0 0 127 38 19 19 5 63 9 7 0 14 5.97 5.42 6.48 -0.1 -0.0
2007 TOR 25 64 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 4 4 30 5 0 0 275 51 19 16 4 69 24 22 2 57 2.14 3.55 4.16 9.3 0.9
2008 TOR 26 16 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 0 3 4 2 0 0 56 15 10 9 1 25 4 2 1 5 6.57 4.62 4.28 1.4 0.1
2009 TOR 27 26 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 0 0 1 0 0 0 107 23 8 7 2 32 17 16 2 18 2.55 5.05 4.52 3.2 0.3
2010 TOR 28 5 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 34 12 6 6 0 16 3 3 1 3 8.10 3.95 4.43 0.9 0.1
2011 BAL 29 31 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 3 3 0 1 0 0 167 43 24 24 5 69 18 14 1 23 5.73 5.08 5.14 0.6 0.1
2012 CLE 30 26 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 38 19 18 3 61 16 15 0 28 4.58 3.92 4.43 2.1 0.2
2012 OAK 30 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 1 9.00 2.05 3.03 0.6 0.1
Career2620284.70.0284.710203817001222288143136244261119592054.304.064.5527.02.7

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
2004 SJO A+ 50 0 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NRW AA 7 0 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 28 0 29.7 4.44 99 .229 .264 .330 .410 .259 .250 96 2.6 0.3 2.4 0.2
2005 SJO A+ 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NRW AA 8 0 9.7 1.63 161 .211 .252 .326 .394 .258 .385 57 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2005 FRE AAA 25 0 32.3 2.71 146 .164 .278 .351 .443 .274 .275 83 12.2 1.1 11.6 1.1
2005 msa Wnt 9 0 14.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.933 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFN MLB 38 0 40.3 3.66 116 .234 .268 .334 .426 .265 .310 89 7.3 0.7 6.6 0.7
2006 TOR MLB 27 0 28.7 6.48 76 .278 .270 .333 .426 .255 .333 106 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2006 FRE AAA 3 0 5.2 2.76 141 .181 .264 .327 .394 .265 .400 98 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 TOR MLB 64 0 67.3 4.16 110 .206 .271 .340 .422 .265 .250 95 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
2008 TOR MLB 16 0 12.3 4.28 106 .298 .270 .340 .439 .266 .311 96 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 DUN A+ 7 1 7.0 7.58 42 .275 .262 .332 .393 .255 .261 109 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2008 SYR AAA 5 0 4.7 4.90 78 .289 .268 .337 .416 .270 .250 90 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 BLJ Rk 1 1 1.0 0.42 191 .195 .255 .367 .385 .257 .500 95 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 26 0 24.7 4.52 111 .263 .268 .340 .426 .262 .309 105 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 LVG AAA 27 0 30.0 3.24 131 .249 .270 .342 .408 .271 .333 97 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2010 TOR MLB 5 0 6.7 4.43 114 .307 .261 .332 .430 .261 .444 115 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 LVG AAA 42 0 44.0 4.75 117 .261 .282 .353 .436 .270 .340 110 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2011 BAL MLB 31 0 37.7 5.14 91 .280 .253 .324 .404 .263 .317 106 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2011 NOR AAA 26 0 33.3 4.35 96 .214 .261 .328 .405 .254 .266 94 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2012 CLE MLB 26 0 35.3 4.43 101 .277 .250 .314 .398 .257 .333 101 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 OAK MLB 1 0 2.0 3.03 138 .358 .268 .331 .437 .272 .444 110 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 COH AAA 13 0 16.3 3.73 124 .199 .246 .323 .383 .250 .279 111 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2012 SAC AAA 7 0 7.7 4.23 112 .236 .279 .334 .424 .258 .269 92 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 17 0 22.7 6.43 50 .282 .249 .314 .370 .248 .304 99 -3.4 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3

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
2004 NRW AA 2 1 1 7 0 8.3 9 2 5 1 0% .320 9.8 2.2 1.1 5.4 1.33 5.42 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 1 2 27 50 0 55.0 57 15 43 3 0% .310 9.3 2.5 0.5 7.0 1.31 4.25 0.0 0.0
2005 msa Wnt 1 2 1 9 0 14.2 16 5 8 2 0% -.933 10.1 3.2 1.3 5.1 1.48 4.44 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ 0 0 1 2 0 2.0 1 1 3 0 0% -.200 4.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 NRW AA 1 0 4 8 0 9.7 8 1 15 0 69% .385 7.4 0.9 0.0 13.9 0.93 0.93 4.2 0.4
2005 FRE AAA 2 0 3 25 0 32.3 25 10 30 0 46% .275 7.0 2.8 0.0 8.4 1.08 1.95 11.6 1.1
2005 SFN MLB 1 5 0 28 0 29.7 26 9 16 2 42% .250 7.9 2.7 0.6 4.9 1.18 3.94 2.4 0.2
2006 SFN MLB 1 3 3 38 0 40.3 38 11 40 2 43% .310 8.5 2.5 0.4 8.9 1.21 4.91 6.6 0.7
2006 FRE AAA 0 0 0 3 0 5.2 5 1 8 0 40% .400 8.7 1.7 0.0 13.8 1.15 1.73 0.9 0.1
2006 TOR MLB 1 1 0 27 0 28.7 38 9 14 5 44% .333 11.9 2.8 1.6 4.4 1.64 5.97 -0.1 -0.0
2007 TOR MLB 4 4 30 64 0 67.3 51 24 57 4 49% .250 6.8 3.2 0.5 7.6 1.11 2.14 9.3 0.9
2008 SYR AAA 0 0 0 5 0 4.7 4 3 3 0 75% .250 7.7 5.7 0.0 5.7 1.49 1.91 -0.2 -0.0
2008 TOR MLB 0 3 4 16 0 12.3 15 4 5 1 46% .311 10.9 2.9 0.7 3.6 1.54 6.57 1.4 0.1
2008 DUN A+ 0 0 0 7 1 7.0 8 1 3 2 48% .261 10.3 1.3 2.6 3.9 1.29 5.14 -1.6 -0.2
2008 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.6 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 0 0 1 26 0 24.7 23 17 18 2 47% .309 8.4 6.2 0.7 6.6 1.62 2.55 3.2 0.3
2009 LVG AAA 2 1 13 27 0 30.0 32 8 27 1 57% .333 9.6 2.4 0.3 8.1 1.33 3.00 7.7 0.8
2010 LVG AAA 3 2 24 42 0 44.0 52 15 26 1 52% .340 10.6 3.1 0.2 5.3 1.52 3.48 6.8 0.7
2010 TOR MLB 0 1 0 5 0 6.7 12 3 3 0 44% .444 16.2 4.0 0.0 4.0 2.25 8.10 0.9 0.1
2011 NOR AAA 1 1 2 26 0 33.3 26 11 27 1 49% .266 7.0 3.0 0.3 7.3 1.11 2.16 1.6 0.2
2011 BAL MLB 3 3 0 31 0 37.7 43 18 23 5 39% .317 10.3 4.3 1.2 5.5 1.62 5.73 0.6 0.1
2012 CLE MLB 0 0 0 26 0 35.3 38 16 28 3 48% .333 9.7 4.1 0.8 7.1 1.53 4.58 2.1 0.2
2012 OAK MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 4 0 1 0 33% .444 18.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 2.00 9.00 0.6 0.1
2012 COH AAA 0 2 4 13 0 16.3 12 7 16 0 63% .279 6.6 3.9 0.0 8.8 1.16 2.76 2.8 0.3
2012 SAC AAA 1 0 2 7 0 7.7 7 3 4 0 50% .269 8.2 3.5 0.0 4.7 1.30 1.17 0.9 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 2 1 0 17 0 22.7 24 12 18 3 50% .304 9.5 4.8 1.2 7.1 1.59 5.56 -3.1 -0.3

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 190 0.5684 0.4316 0.9024 0.6667 0.1220 0.9444 0.6000 0.0976
2009 448 0.4732 0.4554 0.8529 0.6038 0.3220 0.9219 0.7368 0.1471
2010 106 0.5377 0.5189 0.8727 0.7368 0.2653 0.9524 0.6154 0.1273
2011 677 0.4948 0.4681 0.8165 0.6537 0.2836 0.8447 0.7526 0.1772
2012 620 0.4952 0.4879 0.7980 0.6678 0.3099 0.8585 0.6701 0.2020
Career20410.49930.47060.82980.65260.2840.88070.70270.1681

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-22 2009-06-26 DTD 4 3 Right Groin Strain -
2008-05-10 2008-09-29 60-DL 142 125 Right Forearm Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 WAS $
2012 CLE $
2011 BAL $1,080,000
2010 TOR $1,080,000
2009 TOR $900,000
2008 TOR $392,200
2007 TOR $392,200
2006 TOR $330,000
2006 SFN $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,504,400
6 yrTotal$4,504,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 55 dScott Leventhal, Damon Lapa, All Bases Covered1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/5/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 6/27/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/19/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cleveland 5/14/12. DFA by Cleveland 8/5/12. Released by Cleveland 8/9/12. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 8/15/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Oakland 9/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/12 (refused assignment 10/18/12).
  • 1 year/$1.08M (2011). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/14/10. DFA by Baltimore 6/18/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/22/11. Contract purchased by Baltimore 9/6/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/11/11.
  • 1 year/$1.08M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2009). Re-signed '09 (avoided arbitration). Optioned to Triple-A 4/5/09. Recalled 6/18/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/1/09. Recalled 9/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3922M (2008).
  • 1 year/$0.3922M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Re-signed 3/06. Acquired in trade from San Francisco 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 5/05.

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
90o 2.3 1 0.2 44 0 53.7 44 18 38 4 .276 1.16 3.23 3.51 7.4 0.8
80o 2 0.8 0.2 39 0 47.5 42 17 34 4 .291 1.24 3.61 3.93 4.2 0.4
70o 1.8 0.7 0.1 35 0 43.1 40 16 31 3 .303 1.31 3.90 4.24 2.2 0.2
60o 1.6 0.6 0.1 32 0 39.5 39 15 28 3 .312 1.37 4.14 4.5 0.8 0.1
50o 1.5 0.6 0.1 29 0 36.2 37 15 26 3 .321 1.43 4.37 4.75 -0.3 -0.0
40o 1.3 0.5 0.1 27 0 32.9 35 14 24 3 .330 1.48 4.61 5.01 -1.3 -0.1
30o 1.2 0.4 0.1 24 0 29.5 33 13 21 3 .340 1.55 4.87 5.29 -2.1 -0.2
20o 1 0.3 0.1 21 0 25.7 30 12 18 3 .351 1.62 5.17 5.62 -2.8 -0.3
10o 0.8 0.2 0 17 0 20.5 26 10 15 2 .367 1.73 5.60 6.09 -3.3 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.40.50.129035.43614253.3191.414.344.72-0.2-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 33% 7% 25% 47%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153321038047481935448.3241.444.414.799.33.76.70.80.1
20163421033040421628448.3251.454.564.959.53.66.30.90.0
20173521034042431631448.3221.424.354.739.33.56.70.90.1
20183621031039401529448.3251.424.444.829.33.56.70.90.1
20193711029036381426448.3251.444.524.919.53.56.51.00.0
20203811028035371425348.3261.464.544.939.53.66.40.80.0
20213911028035361325348.3261.414.534.939.33.46.50.80.0
20224011029036371425348.3241.434.554.949.33.56.30.80.0
20234110028034361323348.3241.434.605.009.43.46.00.8-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6.61.21.11.90.30.511.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
2 86 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
3 86 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
4 84 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
5 84 Chad Paronto 2008 4.35
6 83 Justin Hampson 2012 3.60
7 83 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
8 83 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
9 81 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
10 81 Francisley Bueno 2013 0.00
11 81 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
12 81 Dale Thayer 2013 3.60
13 81 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
14 81 Mike Koplove 2009 0.00 DNP
15 80 Bobby Korecky 2012 18.00
16 80 Erasmo Ramirez 2008 0.00 DNP
17 79 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
18 79 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
19 79 Clay Hensley 2012 5.33
20 79 Nate Bump 2009 0.00 DNP
21 79 Jason Grilli 2009 5.32
22 78 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
23 78 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
24 78 Josh Kinney 2011 6.62
25 77 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
26 77 Jared Burton 2013 3.95
27 77 Chad Durbin 2010 3.67
28 77 Scott Strickland 2008 0.00 DNP
29 77 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
30 77 Chris Schroder 2011 0.00 DNP
31 76 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
32 76 Tim Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
33 76 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
34 76 Sean White 2013 0.00 DNP
35 76 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
36 76 Jesus Colome 2010 5.29
37 75 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
38 75 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
39 75 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
40 75 Juan Rincon 2011 0.00 DNP
41 75 Matt Thornton 2009 2.74
42 75 Gabe DeHoyos 2012 0.00 DNP
43 74 Manny Acosta 2013 0.00 DNP
44 74 Mike Henneman 1994 7.01
45 74 Bobby Seay 2010 0.00 DNP
46 74 Saul Rivera 2010 22.09
47 74 LaTroy Hawkins 2005 4.15
48 74 Tim Burke 1991 4.16
49 74 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
50 74 Jim Mecir 2002 4.79
51 74 Dan Kolb 2007 9.00
52 74 John Parrish 2010 3.00
53 74 Ramon Hernandez 1973 2.71
54 74 Matt Wise 2008 6.43
55 74 Geoff Geary 2009 8.55
56 74 Mike Marshall 1975 3.79 DNP
57 74 Mike Adams 2011 1.59
58 73 Eddie Watt 1973 3.30
59 73 John Franco 1993 5.94
60 73 Brian Tallet 2010 6.87
61 73 Brian Sanches 2011 4.67
62 73 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
63 73 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
64 73 Ken Sanders 1974 6.97
65 73 Santiago Casilla 2013 2.52
66 73 Jack Taschner 2010 6.41
67 73 Brian Gordon 2011 5.23
68 73 Jerry Dipoto 2000 3.95
69 73 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
70 73 Luis Ayala 2010 0.00 DNP
71 73 Brandon Puffer 2008 0.00 DNP
72 72 Joe Nathan 2007 2.01
73 72 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
74 72 Steve Kline 2005 5.02
75 72 Dave Smith 1987 1.95
76 72 Joe Bateman 2012 0.00 DNP
77 72 Jim Brosnan 1962 3.76 DNP
78 72 Scott Downs 2008 1.91
79 72 Jeff Shaw 1999 3.31
80 72 Matt Palmer 2011 5.74
81 72 Mike Perez 1997 3.54
82 72 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
83 72 Will Ohman 2010 3.86
84 72 Jim Hughes 1955 4.64
85 72 Rich Garces 2003 0.00 DNP
86 71 Luis Aponte 1985 0.00 DNP
87 71 Jeremy Affeldt 2011 3.21
88 71 Bill Campbell 1981 4.28
89 71 Graeme Lloyd 1999 4.50
90 71 Justin Lehr 2010 0.00 DNP
91 71 Eddie Fisher 1969 4.38
92 71 Lance Carter 2007 0.00 DNP
93 71 Aaron Heilman 2011 7.13
94 71 J.C. Romero 2008 2.75
95 71 Hoyt Wilhelm 1955 4.75
96 71 Ken Dayley 1991 6.23
97 71 Jeff Russell 1994 5.53
98 71 Todd Frohwirth 1995 0.00 DNP
99 71 Mike Maddux 1994 5.11
100 71 Matt Guerrier 2011 4.21

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 In a classic example of the misplaced value tied to the closer title, Accardo keeps hanging on despite diminished stuff and lackluster performances by riding the coattails of his 2007 save totals. His numbers are below average across the board, and though his fastball-splitter-sinker arsenal invokes thoughts of a groundball-machine, Accardo's career grounder rates are a poor endorsement for such an approach. He has notched only one major-league save over the past four years, yet it appears that his career track is still hinging on the visual distraction of the one major outlier on his performance record.
2012 Accardo's days as a high-leverage reliever are gone. After saving 30 games for the Blue Jays in 2007, he completely fell apart the following season and has since been passed between seven different major and minor league teams. His velocity has fallen from over 94 mph in 2007 to under 92 mph in 2011, and all of his pitches come in on the same plane, never forcing a batter to change his eye-line. Unable to control any of his pitches particularly well, Accardo simply doesn't do anything well enough to stick in the majors anymore.
2011 One of the downsides of having your Triple-A team play in Las Vegas is that it makes life hard on relievers trying to rehabilitate their once-promising careers. It’s been mostly downhill since Accardo’s breakout 2007 turn as the Toronto closer, and in two years with the 51s, his peripherals have bottomed out. What's more, his brief appearances in the majors have shown that he has lost both velocity and accuracy from his fastball. That said, he hides the ball reasonably well, so a reemergence as a guy who relies on cutting and splitting his heater even more than he used to doesn’t seem implausible. Nevertheless, his days of pitching high-leverage innings (and with the Blue Jays, who non-tendered him in December) are over. He'll continue the search for his lost setup-man mojo in Baltimore this season.
2010 Having lost nearly all of 2008 to a forearm strain, the man who was the Blue Jays’ closer in 2007 started the 2009 season closing games for Las Vegas, finally returning to the major-league pen when Scott Downs hit the DL in mid-June. Accardo was reasonably effective over the next two months, but an excess of walks put his opponents on base in 37 percent of their plate appearances and got him farmed out in mid-August. Though he again walked too many in a late-September return, Accardo has not been prone to wildness in the past, and his Triple-A peripherals were strong last year, so there’s little reason to doubt his ability to contribute going forward.
2009 After returning the closer’s job to B.J. Ryan, Accardo was supposed to become the his primary set-up man, but a forearm strain disabled him in mid-May, and wound up essentially ending his season. Accardo never had surgery, and despite aborted rehab attempts in July and August, the injury supposedly healed completely with rest. Still, the proof is in the pitching. A year removed from his season as Toronto’s closer, Accardo is unlikely to slot back in quite as high on the bullpen's depth chart.
2008 Fantasy baseball will drive you absolutely nuts. B.J. Ryan establishes himself as among the best closers in baseball, then blows out his elbow 15 minutes into last season. If you had him, tough; those saves will now be passed around at random. For the Jays, Accardo, an afterthought in the process of discarding Shea Hillenbrand in 2006, opened the season with 21 shutout innings through May 24, by which time he was the closer. His stuff isn't dominant, and even if Ryan isn't back, he'll be in danger of losing the job to Casey Janssen.
2007 Accardo`s strikeout rate halved after he came into the American League, providing yet another data point for the huge disparity in league strength. We reviewed video of some of Accardo`s appearances both with the Giants and with the Jays and detected no decline in velocity. It may have been that changing location with his mid-90s fastball was plenty enough to fool senior circuit hitters, but his lack of a secondary pitch really hurt him against their savvier American League counterparts. With that caveat in mind, he`s been victimized by some high BABIPs, and is a good bet to be at least a league-average middle reliever.
2006 Accardo finally made The Show on the basis of a mid-90s fastball, a developing slider, and a filthy cutter that some scouts compare to Mariano Rivera`s bat-sawing Frisbee. An undrafted free agent in 2003, he has the potential to be the Giants` top setup man by the end of 2006. Quality bullpens are built with scouting finds like this one, not millionaire mediocrities.

BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Karabell alluded to BJ Ryan having elbow soreness that went beyond normal, but I actualyl hadn't heard that update until this morning. Is there anything to this? It seemed that BJ was probably pushing too hard for April 1 anyways and this might be his body telling him so.
(Neal from Joliet, IL)
I've heard sore as well, but no one I've spoken to seems too concerned ... yet. We'll have to see if Ryan can get back out there and throw this week or whether this is a real setback. He's not going to be able to be a normal closer and therefore you have to discount his value and pair him with Jeremy Accardo. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jeremy Accardo threw 2,674 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), Splitter (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (91mph) and Slider (82mph).