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Dirk Hayhurst PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 39.3 0 2 0 27 5.72 0.1
Birth Date3-24-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight200 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
2008 SDN 27 10 3 16.7 11.3 5.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 84 27 18 18 2 40 10 9 0 14 9.72 4.79 5.02 -0.8 -0.1
2009 TOR 28 15 0 22.7 0.0 22.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 23 7 7 2 35 9 7 2 13 2.78 4.60 5.10 2.0 0.2
Career25339.311.328.002000018150252547519162275.724.685.061.20.1

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 EUG A- 25 1 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FTW A 26 17 118.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LEL A+ 5 5 22.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 38 7 93.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.890 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 1 1 7.0 6.04 65 .215 .273 .353 .423 .286 .235 96 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2006 LEL A+ 12 11 59.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MOB AA 12 10 52.2 4.82 68 .280 .254 .330 .378 .271 .358 79 2.0 0.2 1.9 0.1
2006 POR AAA 4 4 20.2 6.22 73 .323 .282 .348 .450 .273 .357 107 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 LEL A+ 13 0 20.0 4.26 127 .258 .269 .343 .421 .265 .359 108 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2007 SAN AA 32 1 59.3 4.43 93 .237 .267 .337 .418 .261 .277 90 3.9 0.4 4.3 0.4
2007 POR AAA 2 0 2.7 10.88 31 .468 .296 .356 .472 .263 .538 126 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2008 SDN MLB 10 3 16.7 5.02 78 .346 .264 .327 .392 .257 .431 88 -0.5 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2008 POR AAA 46 2 84.0 3.45 135 .241 .281 .352 .443 .260 .341 101 25.7 2.5 25.6 2.5
2009 TOR MLB 15 0 22.7 5.10 99 .258 .265 .339 .428 .267 .296 104 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2009 LVG AAA 25 6 57.7 5.41 82 .274 .270 .340 .416 .271 .348 97 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2011 DUR AAA 11 11 59.0 5.66 76 .241 .269 .333 .408 .258 .269 94 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4

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 EUG A- 4 3 0 25 1 37.7 38 12 49 3 0% .350 9.1 2.9 0.7 11.7 1.33 3.82 0.0 0.0
2004 LEL A+ 1 2 0 5 5 22.7 25 16 18 2 0% .307 9.9 6.3 0.8 7.1 1.81 5.55 0.0 0.0
2004 FTW A 9 4 0 26 17 118.3 114 19 106 6 0% .314 8.7 1.4 0.5 8.1 1.12 2.66 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 5 5 1 38 7 93.7 106 27 69 9 0% -.890 10.2 2.6 0.9 6.6 1.42 5.38 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 5 4 4 1 44% .235 6.4 5.1 1.3 5.1 1.29 2.57 -0.5 -0.0
2006 POR AAA 1 2 0 4 4 20.2 29 9 12 4 38% .357 12.9 4.0 1.8 5.3 1.88 6.68 -0.3 -0.0
2006 MOB AA 3 5 0 12 10 52.2 58 18 49 6 43% .358 10.0 3.1 1.0 8.4 1.46 4.83 1.9 0.1
2006 LEL A+ 2 7 0 12 11 59.1 61 20 51 3 0% .322 9.3 3.0 0.5 7.8 1.37 3.96 0.0 0.0
2007 SAN AA 4 1 2 32 1 59.3 54 9 55 6 49% .277 8.2 1.4 0.9 8.3 1.06 3.19 4.3 0.4
2007 POR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 9 0 1 2 33% .538 30.0 0.0 6.7 3.3 3.33 23.33 -1.1 -0.1
2007 LEL A+ 0 1 0 13 0 20.0 23 6 16 0 61% .359 10.3 2.7 0.0 7.2 1.45 1.80 4.8 0.5
2008 POR AAA 2 3 2 46 2 84.0 84 28 98 7 40% .341 9.0 3.0 0.8 10.5 1.33 3.75 25.6 2.5
2008 SDN MLB 0 2 0 10 3 16.7 27 10 14 2 46% .431 14.6 5.4 1.1 7.6 2.22 9.72 -0.8 -0.1
2009 LVG AAA 4 6 0 25 6 57.7 69 12 48 6 48% .348 10.8 1.9 0.9 7.5 1.40 3.74 5.0 0.5
2009 TOR MLB 0 0 0 15 0 22.7 23 9 13 2 40% .296 9.1 3.6 0.8 5.2 1.41 2.78 2.0 0.2
2011 DUR AAA 4 2 0 11 11 59.0 54 21 43 7 42% .269 8.2 3.2 1.1 6.6 1.27 4.12 -4.2 -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
2008 340 0.4265 0.4471 0.8355 0.5862 0.3436 0.9059 0.7463 0.1513
2009 372 0.5161 0.4097 0.8421 0.5729 0.2333 0.8636 0.7857 0.1579
Career7120.47330.42760.83890.57930.2860.88380.76690.1547

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-10 2011-08-30 Minors 51 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-24 2011-06-04 Minors 41 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-02-21 2010-10-04 60-DL 225 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Frayed Labrum 2010-02-05
2010-02-05 2010-02-05 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Frayed Labrum 2010-02-05

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 TOR $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$405,000
1 yrTotal$405,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 127 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed 2/13/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 6/3/09.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 8/23/08. Claimed off waivers from San Diego 10/6/08.
  • Drafted 2003 (8-221) (Kent State). $15,000 signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Dirk Hayhurst is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 441: Dirk Hayhurst on the Profits and Perils of Player-Media RelationsSam Miller2014-05-02
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 441: Dirk Hayhurst on the Profits and Perils of Player-Media RelationsBen Lindbergh2014-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Pineda and Pine Tar, Part TwoDaniel Rathman2014-04-24
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 430: Dirk Hayhurst on Cheating, Beaning, and Clubhouse Race RelationsBen Lindbergh2014-04-17
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 430: Dirk Hayhurst on Cheating, Beaning, and Clubhouse Race RelationsRussell A. Carleton2014-04-17
Sobsequy: A Review of Dirk Hayhurst's "Bigger Than The Game"Adam Sobsey2014-03-06
Baseball Therapy: Who Has the Momentum? And Does it Matter?Russell A. Carleton2013-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Another Bad Night for the Blue JaysDaniel Rathman2013-07-24
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 219: The Mock Draft Mystery/Joey Votto's Future/Scouts and Espionage/The New-Look Royals LineupBen Lindbergh2013-06-07
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 219: The Mock Draft Mystery/Joey Votto's Future/Scouts and Espionage/The New-Look Royals LineupSam Miller2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Hot StartersDaniel Rathman2013-05-06
The Week in Quotes: April 29-May 5Jonah Birenbaum2013-05-06
The Week in Quotes: April 29-May 5Pete Barrett2013-05-06
The Week in Quotes: April 29-May 5Andrew Koo2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Boys Will Be Boys?: The Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke StoryRussell A. Carleton2013-04-15
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: The Proper Care and Feeding of Minor LeaguersRussell A. Carleton2012-10-29
The Lineup Card: 11 Candidates for Best Comeback PlayerBaseball Prospectus2012-09-12
What You Need to Know: Thursday, July 26Daniel Rathman2012-07-26
The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Baseball BooksBaseball Prospectus2012-06-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Labrum But it Didn't Kill HimJay Jaffe2012-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Do We Care About Characters?Adam Sobsey2012-03-07
Sobsequy: A Review of Dirk Hayhurst's Out of My LeagueAdam Sobsey2012-02-22
Western Front: Dirk Hayhurst's Search for Sustainable HappinessGeoff Young2012-02-14
BP Podcast: Episode 82: Shoot A Laser At The PopcornKevin Goldstein2012-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: When You Leave Durham, You Don't Come BackAdam Sobsey2012-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Ramirez and RameauAdam Sobsey2012-01-25
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Return of Andrew MillerR.J. Anderson2011-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Toronto Blue JaysMarc Normandin2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Toronto Blue JaysCorey Dawkins2011-03-14
BP Unfiltered: A few other quick words on PECOTAColin Wyers2011-02-04
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
Minor Issues: Mike Ekstrom on Hayhurst and Halcyon DaysDavid Laurila2010-04-26
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumblingChristina Kahrl2010-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL East Deadline RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-08-02
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL EastJay Jaffe2009-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Price Check on Sluggers, Aisle SixChristina Kahrl2009-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reading anything good these days?
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
I recently finished Dirk Hayhurst's "The Bullpen Gospels" (thumbs up, need to review it for BP.com) and Jaffe's "Evaluating Baseball Managers" (thumbs up, need to review it for BP.com), as well as Zamoyski's history of the Congress of Vienna, Otto Friedrich's "Before the Deluge" (Berlin before Hitler), and Charles Stross' latest Laundry Files novel, "The Fuller Memorandum." I'm figuring that, for Phoenix, I'll pack an Alan Furst novel or two, the still-unread new Charlie Finley bio, and either "Paris Babylon" (about the Commune and its suppression) or Isabel Hull's "Absolute Destruction," with its controversial thesis about consistent themes in military subculture. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)CK, you are the cat's meow. I've always wanted to ask: What are your top 5 books on baseball?
(Earl Weaver from Bodymore Murderland)
Well, shucks, I do try. I'm ridiculously fond of Weaver on Strategy, because that's about the perfect synthesis of sabermetrics aimed at a mainstream (or ball-playing) audience, and a reminder that much of what sabermetrics achieves is documenting the previously observed. Dan Okrent's Nine Innings is another '80s-vintage fave, because it's a great example of how individual games can be a lens through which to view larger issues for a team or an organization. I think anyone serious about sabermetrics ought to know its history, so put Alan Schwarz's The Numbers Game on your shelf. A personal favorite is Steve Fireovid's The 26th Man, but I need to read Dirk Hayhurst's book to see if that's what might get swapped in. And while I'm a big fan of The Hidden Game of Baseball and The Historical Baseball Abstract, my fifth would be Baseball Between the Numbers. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)No question, just a thanks for chating. I read all the BP chats but have never written in, just wanted to say thanks, they are always great
(Lipmanpike from VT)
Thanks, man, that's appreciated.

And a perfect opening to finish answering Alex's question above - I really want to read the Dirk Hayhurst book, and Emma Span's 90% of the Game is Half Mental because both look to be good for laughs. I like what I've seen from Hayhurst, and Emma's stuff at Bronx Banter and her own blog (Eephus Pitch) has consistently been entertaining. Plus she's a friend, and I root for my friends to do well in this racket (and any other one). (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Dirk Hayhurst threw 709 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph), Change (79mph) and Curve (75mph).