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Birth Date7-17-1983
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.02011
0.32012
1.42013
-0.22014
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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
2011 SEA 27 6 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 28 5 2 2 1 10 4 3 1 7 2.57 5.06 5.54 -0.4 -0.0
2012 SEA 28 34 0 36.7 0.0 36.7 2 1 0 3 0 0 148 23 17 17 9 54 11 10 5 46 4.17 5.04 6.25 -4.7 -0.5
2012 TOR 28 27 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 2 2 0 0 0 0 126 23 12 11 3 42 15 15 0 46 3.38 2.77 2.65 7.2 0.8
2013 TOR 29 55 0 58.7 0.0 58.7 5 5 1 5 0 0 253 50 25 21 4 77 29 24 2 82 3.22 2.75 2.68 12.4 1.4
2014 TOR 30 30 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 114 19 14 14 3 33 19 19 3 21 4.91 5.63 7.03 -3.3 -0.4
Career1520157.30.0157.313918006691207065202167871112023.723.864.2311.21.2

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 EUG A- 3 3 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 EUG A- 16 16 75.7 4.69 96 .268 .261 .336 .387 .264 .286 98 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2006 FTW A 27 27 145.1 4.48 83 .249 .254 .328 .365 .263 .294 81 14.0 1.5 14.0 1.5
2007 FTW A 21 12 68.0 7.37 34 .283 .260 .334 .381 .264 .271 98 -12.6 -1.3 -12.6 -1.3
2007 LEL A+ 20 0 29.0 5.11 115 .261 .263 .338 .422 .257 .280 111 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2008 FTW A 11 0 13.7 3.22 126 .317 .243 .316 .360 .255 .415 103 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2011 SEA MLB 6 0 7.0 5.54 69 .261 .264 .326 .429 .270 .267 95 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2011 HDS A+ 7 0 12.3 2.15 167 .240 .290 .362 .467 .289 .414 114 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2011 WTN AA 23 0 30.7 4.66 116 .227 .275 .346 .422 .261 .280 115 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2011 TAC AAA 10 0 13.0 2.14 167 .219 .289 .360 .452 .264 .344 114 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2012 SEA MLB 34 0 36.7 6.25 40 .242 .255 .319 .406 .262 .182 88 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2012 TOR MLB 27 0 29.3 2.65 143 .251 .248 .312 .409 .260 .323 105 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2012 TAC AAA 9 0 12.0 4.87 98 .305 .296 .361 .465 .277 .314 91 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 TOR MLB 55 0 58.7 2.68 139 .254 .261 .324 .407 .270 .338 102 12.4 1.4 12.4 1.4
2013 DUN A+ 1 0 1.0 4.40 100 .009 .278 .327 .405 .256 .000 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BLJ Rk 1 0 1.0 5.09 86 .011 .256 .321 .391 .252 .000 101 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2014 TOR MLB 30 0 25.7 7.03 53 .262 .260 .320 .406 .262 .235 112 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2014 BUF AAA 9 0 12.0 6.23 52 .257 .259 .329 .382 .254 .222 93 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1

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 EUG A- 1 1 0 3 3 17.0 13 3 11 1 0% .231 6.9 1.6 0.5 5.8 0.94 2.65 0.0 0.0
2005 EUG A- 4 6 0 16 16 75.7 84 18 59 7 48% .286 10.0 2.1 0.8 7.0 1.35 4.76 6.8 0.7
2006 FTW A 8 9 0 27 27 145.1 129 65 118 8 42% .294 8.0 4.0 0.5 7.3 1.34 3.41 14.0 1.5
2007 LEL A+ 2 6 0 20 0 29.0 26 16 33 5 41% .280 8.1 5.0 1.6 10.2 1.45 5.59 6.0 0.6
2007 FTW A 2 5 0 21 12 68.0 63 46 48 8 45% .271 8.3 6.1 1.1 6.4 1.60 5.96 -12.6 -1.3
2008 FTW A 2 1 0 11 0 13.7 17 5 12 0 46% .415 11.2 3.3 0.0 7.9 1.61 5.26 2.9 0.3
2011 TAC AAA 1 1 0 10 0 13.0 11 6 18 0 56% .344 7.6 4.2 0.0 12.5 1.31 0.69 7.1 0.7
2011 SEA MLB 1 1 0 6 0 7.0 5 4 7 1 31% .267 6.4 5.1 1.3 9.0 1.29 2.57 -0.4 -0.0
2011 WTN AA 1 3 12 23 0 30.7 23 26 30 0 50% .280 6.8 7.6 0.0 8.8 1.60 2.05 4.9 0.5
2011 HDS A+ 1 1 3 7 0 12.3 12 8 20 0 38% .414 8.8 5.8 0.0 14.6 1.62 4.38 6.4 0.6
2012 SEA MLB 2 1 0 34 0 36.7 23 11 46 9 48% .182 5.6 2.7 2.2 11.3 0.93 4.17 -4.7 -0.5
2012 TOR MLB 2 2 0 27 0 29.3 23 15 46 3 42% .323 7.1 4.6 0.9 14.1 1.30 3.38 7.2 0.8
2012 TAC AAA 0 1 1 9 0 12.0 11 12 12 0 46% .314 8.2 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.92 3.75 0.7 0.1
2013 DUN A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 33% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 5 5 1 55 0 58.7 50 29 82 4 32% .338 7.7 4.4 0.6 12.6 1.35 3.22 12.4 1.4
2013 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 -0.0 -0.0
2014 BUF AAA 1 2 1 9 0 12.0 8 7 13 2 34% .222 6.0 5.2 1.5 9.8 1.25 4.50 -1.4 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB 3 0 0 30 0 25.7 19 19 21 3 37% .235 6.7 6.7 1.1 7.4 1.48 4.91 -3.3 -0.4

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
2011 106 0.5283 0.5333 0.7500 0.7321 0.3000 0.8537 0.4667 0.2500
2012 1118 0.4660 0.5058 0.6726 0.6948 0.3400 0.7680 0.5025 0.3257
2013 986 0.4848 0.4888 0.6929 0.6485 0.3386 0.7774 0.5407 0.3029
2014 480 0.4771 0.4739 0.7797 0.6856 0.2789 0.8408 0.6429 0.2203
Career26900.47730.4950.70220.67770.3270.78780.54010.2956

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-10 2014-04-12 DTD 2 2 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-08-03 2013-09-01 15-DL 29 27 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2009-06-30 2009-06-30 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery ORIF - -
2008-04-23 2008-05-16 Minors 23 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $515,900
2013 TOR $498,900
2012 SEA $480,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$979,600
2011Current$515,900
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,495,500
3 yrTotal$1,495,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 15 d1 year/$0.5159M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5159M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4989M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4807M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 7/31/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Seattle 9/6/11.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2003 (29-851) (Volunteer State CC).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .304 .353 .242
11 vs R (Multi) .232 .316 .391 .255
18 Split (Multi) -.033 -.012 -.038 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .216 .331 .381 .264
31 vs R (2013) .244 .318 .336 .238
38 Split (2013) -.027 .012 .045 .026
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug - Would love to get your take on the weighted ball program that purportedly resurrected the career of Steve Delabar and that is now being used by many on the Blue Jays' staff. Thank you.
(R.A. Wagman from markham)
I am a huge fan of the weighted ball program, which we utilized heavily at the National Pitching Association (using 4oz and 6oz baseballs). The weighting is important, as the lighter ball develops the quick-twitch muscles while the heavier one encourages arm strength, but it is important not to go too far beyond +/- 1 oz. Delabar actually began using the program while working with my old boss, Tom House, and NPA guy Jaime Evans has carried the use of weighted baseballs with him to the Blue Jays staff. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was watching a Blue Jays game on Rogers SportsNet last week via MLB.TV while simultaneously reviewing some PECOTA projections in the BP annual. I noticed that the GB% for pitchers in 2012 as reported by SportsNet varied substantially from that recorded in the annual. Now, I know we are not supposed to put a ton of stock into that particular number (human stringers!), but it varied by as much as 10-12 points for certain relief pitchers (i.e., 41% in BP and 52% on SN). What's the point of even keeping track of a stat with that much human error? Or is it just that with relief pitchers like Steve Delabar (I didn't get the numbers for the starters) the sample size is just way too small and there is a greater convergence with more innings pitched?
(Larry Barkin from Kentucky)
Stringers are reliable "enough" on ground balls (there is a fuzzy area on hot bouncers that barely clip the infield, based on the old hitf/x data we saw). The variance between the Rogers #s and ours could be from a few sources. One could be a % of batted balls while the other is a % of all at bats; or one way or the other one is only counting outs while the other is counting hits, too. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Greetings from the land of Rush. Who should I use as my closer this year? If it isn't Janssen or Santos, which other live arm in my pen should I be looking at?
(John Gibbons from Toronto, Ontario)
I'm a big Santos fan and thought he'd be effective in the role last year, but obviously health is a concern. Jason Collette and I were just discussing this offline this morning, and he's bullish on Steve Delabar and Esmil Rogers as deep sleepers should neither of the top two options be able to ring the bell. I'd like to say those were my great suggestions but I can't steal Jason's thunder. (Cory Schwartz)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Steve Delabar has thrown 2,778 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Splitter (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).