Biographical

Portrait of Edward Mujica

Edward Mujica PIndians

Indians Player Cards | Indians Team Audit | Indians Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 499.3 21 23 49 393 3.77 2.7
Birth Date5-10-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
BatsR
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
2006 CLE 22 10 0 18.3 0.0 18.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 78 25 6 6 1 33 0 0 1 12 2.95 2.75 2.79 6.9 0.7
2007 CLE 23 10 0 13.0 0.0 13.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 19 12 12 3 36 2 2 0 7 8.31 5.70 7.01 -1.6 -0.2
2008 CLE 24 33 0 38.7 0.0 38.7 3 2 0 3 0 0 168 46 29 29 5 78 10 7 1 27 6.75 4.30 5.16 3.6 0.4
2009 SDN 25 67 4 93.7 16.7 77.0 3 5 2 1 0 0 393 101 47 41 14 163 19 15 0 76 3.94 3.99 4.13 7.6 0.7
2010 SDN 26 59 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 2 1 0 1 0 0 268 59 29 28 14 115 6 6 0 72 3.62 3.91 4.82 -4.1 -0.4
2011 FLO 27 67 0 76.0 0.0 76.0 9 6 0 5 0 0 297 64 27 25 7 100 14 9 2 63 2.96 3.17 4.02 4.0 0.6
2012 MIA 28 41 0 39.0 0.0 39.0 0 3 2 5 0 0 161 36 21 19 6 61 9 7 1 26 4.38 4.57 5.70 -4.0 -0.4
2012 SLN 28 29 0 26.3 0.0 26.3 0 0 0 2 0 0 97 20 3 3 1 30 3 2 0 21 1.03 2.38 3.70 2.9 0.3
2013 SLN 29 65 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 2 1 37 4 0 0 255 60 20 20 9 101 5 4 1 46 2.78 3.69 3.81 5.8 0.7
2014 BOS 30 64 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 2 4 8 2 0 0 253 69 28 26 6 108 14 12 0 43 3.90 3.73 4.26 3.6 0.4
Career4454499.316.7482.72123492300203049922220966825826463933.773.764.3924.82.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 BNC Rk 14 10 55.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 26 19 124.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 25 0 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 27 0 34.3 2.73 137 .252 .269 .336 .418 .263 .373 85 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2006 CLE MLB 10 0 18.3 2.79 148 .270 .275 .332 .420 .253 .375 108 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2006 AKR AA 12 0 19.2 3.80 111 .192 .249 .320 .371 .257 .227 88 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2006 BUF AAA 22 0 32.1 2.26 146 .220 .263 .332 .402 .261 .319 102 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2007 CLE MLB 10 0 13.0 7.01 56 .326 .275 .339 .418 .264 .333 100 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2007 BUF AAA 34 0 37.7 4.65 95 .231 .260 .335 .405 .264 .299 100 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2008 CLE MLB 33 0 38.7 5.16 97 .275 .270 .335 .426 .263 .328 106 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2008 BUF AAA 18 0 26.0 4.21 93 .283 .265 .335 .398 .265 .370 83 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2009 SDN MLB 67 4 93.7 4.13 94 .270 .260 .329 .417 .263 .306 86 5.1 0.5 7.6 0.7
2009 MAG Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 SDN MLB 59 0 69.7 4.82 68 .246 .255 .323 .399 .264 .256 83 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2011 FLO MLB 67 0 76.0 4.02 97 .229 .256 .320 .396 .263 .270 94 3.1 0.3 4.0 0.6
2012 MIA MLB 41 0 39.0 5.70 57 .261 .256 .324 .408 .265 .252 93 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2012 SLN MLB 29 0 26.3 3.70 113 .194 .263 .327 .416 .267 .264 98 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2012 JUP A+ 2 2 3.0 3.00 140 .010 .265 .337 .406 .262 .000 106 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 SLN MLB 65 0 64.7 3.81 108 .235 .246 .308 .388 .253 .263 103 5.1 0.6 5.8 0.7
2014 BOS MLB 64 0 60.0 4.26 100 .275 .253 .313 .396 .265 .332 102 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 BNC Rk 2 6 0 14 10 55.7 57 20 41 3 0% .325 9.2 3.2 0.5 6.6 1.38 4.36 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 7 7 2 26 19 124.0 130 32 89 18 0% .293 9.4 2.3 1.3 6.5 1.31 4.65 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 1 0 14 25 0 26.0 17 2 32 3 0% -.368 5.9 0.7 1.0 11.1 0.73 2.08 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 2 1 10 27 0 34.3 36 5 33 2 54% .373 9.4 1.3 0.5 8.7 1.20 2.89 10.5 1.1
2006 BUF AAA 3 1 5 22 0 32.1 31 5 29 1 38% .319 8.7 1.4 0.3 8.1 1.12 2.52 11.6 1.1
2006 AKR AA 1 0 8 12 0 19.2 11 9 17 0 48% .227 5.2 4.2 0.0 8.0 1.04 0.00 2.3 0.2
2006 CLE MLB 0 1 0 10 0 18.3 25 0 12 1 25% .375 12.3 0.0 0.5 5.9 1.36 2.95 6.9 0.7
2007 BUF AAA 2 1 14 34 0 37.7 35 9 44 4 33% .299 8.4 2.1 1.0 10.5 1.17 5.01 3.7 0.4
2007 CLE MLB 0 0 0 10 0 13.0 19 2 7 3 29% .333 13.2 1.4 2.1 4.8 1.62 8.31 -1.6 -0.2
2008 BUF AAA 0 2 4 18 0 26.0 29 10 27 2 39% .370 10.0 3.5 0.7 9.3 1.50 4.15 1.8 0.2
2008 CLE MLB 3 2 0 33 0 38.7 46 10 27 5 31% .328 10.7 2.3 1.2 6.3 1.45 6.75 3.6 0.4
2009 MAG Wnt 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 SDN MLB 3 5 2 67 4 93.7 101 19 76 14 40% .306 9.7 1.8 1.3 7.3 1.28 3.94 7.6 0.7
2010 SDN MLB 2 1 0 59 0 69.7 59 6 72 14 45% .256 7.6 0.8 1.8 9.3 0.93 3.62 -4.1 -0.4
2011 FLO MLB 9 6 0 67 0 76.0 64 14 63 7 51% .270 7.6 1.7 0.8 7.5 1.03 2.96 4.0 0.6
2012 SLN MLB 0 0 0 29 0 26.3 20 3 21 1 51% .264 6.8 1.0 0.3 7.2 0.87 1.03 2.9 0.3
2012 JUP A+ 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 0 0 2 0 71% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.00 0.00 1.1 0.1
2012 MIA MLB 0 3 2 41 0 39.0 36 9 26 6 53% .252 8.3 2.1 1.4 6.0 1.15 4.38 -4.0 -0.4
2013 SLN MLB 2 1 37 65 0 64.7 60 5 46 9 46% .263 8.4 0.7 1.3 6.4 1.01 2.78 5.8 0.7
2014 BOS MLB 2 4 8 64 0 60.0 69 14 43 6 44% .332 10.3 2.1 0.9 6.5 1.38 3.90 3.6 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 598 0.5769 0.5418 0.8395 0.7449 0.2648 0.8911 0.6418 0.1605
2009 1416 0.5876 0.5156 0.8127 0.6767 0.2791 0.8579 0.6564 0.1873
2010 1018 0.5344 0.5192 0.7254 0.6526 0.3650 0.8282 0.5145 0.2746
2011 1099 0.5341 0.5441 0.7943 0.6882 0.3789 0.8911 0.5928 0.2057
2012 864 0.5498 0.5342 0.8004 0.6716 0.3650 0.8621 0.6620 0.1996
2013 899 0.5239 0.5773 0.7784 0.7049 0.4369 0.8765 0.6043 0.2216
2014 943 0.5578 0.5313 0.8060 0.6844 0.3357 0.8806 0.6143 0.1920
Career68370.55290.53560.79210.68510.34610.86780.61180.2076

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-03 2014-05-09 DTD 6 4 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-08-22 2013-08-24 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-08-16 2013-08-19 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Fatigue - -
2012-06-30 2012-07-18 15-DL 18 14 Right Fracture Little Toe - -
2011-08-16 2011-08-20 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-06-16 2011-06-21 DTD 5 5 Right Wrist Sprain -
2011-06-12 2011-06-14 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2011-05-10 2011-05-13 DTD 3 2 Left Knee Strain -
2011-04-04 2011-04-05 DTD 1 0 Left Knee Soreness Back -
2009-08-16 2009-08-16 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Contusion Batted Ball -
2007-09-07 2007-10-22 DTD 45 22 Left Knee Surgery 2007-09-19 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 BOS $4,750,000
2014 BOS $4,750,000
2013 SLN $3,200,000
2012 MIA $1,625,000
2011 FLO $800,000
2010 SDN $419,800
2009 SDN $410,000
2008 CLE $391,600
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,846,400
2011Current$4,750,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$11,596,400
1 yrFuture$4,750,000
8 yrTotal$16,346,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 115 dOctagon2 years/$9.5M (2014-15)

Details
  • 2 years/$9.5M (2014-15). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/8/13. 14:$4.75M, 15:$4.75M. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 games finished.
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2012). Re-signed by Miami 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Miami 7/31/12.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Acquired by Florida in trade from San Diego 11/13/10. Signed by Florida 1/17/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4198M (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09 ($0.189M in minors). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 4/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3916M (2008). Re-signed 2/28/08 (split contract, $136,700 in minors).
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 3/06.
  • Signed 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Edward Mujica is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 23Ben Carsley2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 13, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Midseason Keeper League FAAB StrategyJeff Quinton2014-07-17
Overthinking It: Forever ChangesBen Lindbergh2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chris Sale's RevengeChris Mosch2014-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 7/7Daniel Rathman2014-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, SellersMike Gianella2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Sean Doolittle Gets ScarierSam Miller2014-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: My Closer Lost His Job and Now I Hate EverybodyMike Gianella2014-05-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief PitchersBret Sayre2014-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Lessons from the Top 50 Free Agents ListR.J. Anderson2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: What Can Yoon Do for You?Daniel Rathman2014-02-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Boston Red SoxBen Carsley2014-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Musical ClosersBret Sayre2013-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Musical ClosersSam Miller2013-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedBen Carsley2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedSam Miller2013-12-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Mixed-League Pitcher ValuationMike Gianella2013-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Fascinating Mu ThingR.J. Anderson2013-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Fascinating Mu ThingBen Carsley2013-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Fascinating Mu ThingBen Lindbergh2013-12-06
The Lineup Card: 10 Free Agents Who Are Likely to Be OverpaidBaseball Prospectus2013-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOne Move: American League WestBen Carsley2013-11-12
The Lineup Card: 12 Items That Tell the Story of the 2013 SeasonBaseball Prospectus2013-11-07
Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents of 2013-2014R.J. Anderson2013-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Your New Favorite PlayerSam Miller2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Shane Victorino and the Hunt for the Elusive 9-3 PutoutZachary Levine2013-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Red SoxR.J. Anderson2013-10-23
Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Recap: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2Ben Lindbergh2013-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Set-up the Fall GuyDoug Thorburn2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs. CardinalsR.J. Anderson2013-10-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: 10 Bold PredictionsBret Sayre2013-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Pirates 7, Cardinals 1R.J. Anderson2013-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Pirates at CardinalsR.J. Anderson2013-10-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Tout Wars in ReviewMike Gianella2013-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: The Save RushCraig Goldstein2013-09-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Looking Back, Looking ForwardMike Gianella2013-09-19
Pebble Hunting: Why Koji Uehara?Sam Miller2013-09-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Looking AheadMike Gianella2013-09-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Examining TrendsMike Gianella2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesJason Cole2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesChris Mellen2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesBen Lindbergh2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesNick J. Faleris2013-09-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Oh, BrothersMike Gianella2013-08-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: September Call-Ups Unworthy of Your Immediate AttentionBen Carsley2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Hanging in ThereMike Gianella2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
Overthinking It: Scouting Closers in the Batter's BoxBen Lindbergh2013-08-22
Overthinking It: Scouting Closers in the Batter's BoxJason Parks2013-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Farquhar Rises to the TopMike Gianella2013-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: The Final 2013 InstallmentBret Sayre2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs HitSam Miller2013-08-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Mo Moves DownMike Gianella2013-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Meeting the CriteriaMike Gianella2013-08-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Deadline FalloutMike Gianella2013-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Speculating on the Trade DeadlineBret Sayre2013-07-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: On the GrilliMike Gianella2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Second-Half Risers and Fallers for Every Team, NL EditionBen Lindbergh2013-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMid-Season Outliers: Catchers, Designated Hitters, and RelieversBaseball Prospectus2013-07-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Trade Winds BlowingMike Gianella2013-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Going DownhillMike Gianella2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Tigers Back on TopDaniel Rathman2013-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: All Killer, No FillerBret Sayre2013-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Primer on Player ValuationMike Gianella2013-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Stuck in the MiddleMike Gianella2013-06-27
Feature Focus: Team Tracker, BasicsRob McQuown2013-06-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: What Have You Done for Me Lately?Mike Gianella2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Most Surprising Team Performances So FarBen Lindbergh2013-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Buyers and SellersMike Gianella2013-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: A Test of Wil'Mike Gianella2013-06-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Movin' on UpMike Gianella2013-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Your Annual Reminder: Don't Pay for SavesJason Collette2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Introducing TiersMike Gianella2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Diamondbacks Settle on BellMike Gianella2013-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: No-Hitting NationalsJohn Perrotto2013-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Boston BluesMike Gianella2013-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Ask the ExpertsMike Gianella2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Evaluating Early-Season ExperimentsBen Lindbergh2013-05-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: National League, Week SixJosh Shepardson2013-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Ten Bold Predictions Based on April’s Small SamplesBret Sayre2013-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: National League, Week FourJosh Shepardson2013-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: First EditionBret Sayre2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The DFAsR.J. Anderson2013-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable NL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoBen Lindbergh2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoBradford Doolittle2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoNick J. Faleris2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Miami Marlins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-26
Pebble Hunting: 17 Teams That Would Have Won the World Series if Not for Jason BaySam Miller2012-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One and Done for Ozzie GuillenR.J. Anderson2012-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: How the NLCS Squads Were BuiltR.J. Anderson2012-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and GiantsR.J. Anderson2012-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and GiantsSam Miller2012-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Cardinals-Nationals Division Series PreviewR.J. Anderson2012-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)R.J. Anderson2012-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: A Closer Look at Relievers and LeverageSam Miller2012-09-26
The Lineup Card: Six Toolsy Players Who Haven't Put It TogetherBaseball Prospectus2012-09-19
BP Unfiltered: Yadier Molina's Throw to SecondLarry Granillo2012-09-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 8/29/12Dan Mennella2012-08-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 8/22/12Dan Mennella2012-08-22
Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07
BP Unfiltered: The Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread UPDATEDBaseball Prospectus2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDKevin Goldstein2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDColin Wyers2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDR.J. Anderson2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDBen Lindbergh2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Is Throwing Strikes Enough?R.J. Anderson2012-06-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 5/23/12Dan Mennella2012-05-23
The Lineup Card: 11 Surprising Early-Season StatsBaseball Prospectus2012-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 5/16/12Dan Mennella2012-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15
Value Picks: Relievers for 5/9/12Dan Mennella2012-05-09
The BP Wayback Machine: Curbed EnthusiasmJoe Sheehan2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Storm Before the StormR.J. Anderson2011-11-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Stockpiling ClosersDerek Carty2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Giant ProblemsCorey Dawkins2011-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Giant ProblemsBen Lindbergh2011-08-17
Spinning Yarn: Why are Batters Hit by Pitches?Mike Fast2011-08-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: The One-Category Pitching BandDerek Carty2011-07-25
Divide and Conquer, NL East: Trade Deadline WishlistsMichael Jong2011-07-18
Value Picks: Relievers for 7/14/11Mike Petriello2011-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Kneed to KnowBen Lindbergh2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Kneed to KnowCorey Dawkins2011-06-17
Transaction Analysis: Farm AidBen Lindbergh2011-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Elbowed Out and Shouldered AsideCorey Dawkins2011-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Elbowed Out and Shouldered AsideMarc Normandin2011-05-11
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 7Larry Granillo2011-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Looking Up in South FloridaR.J. Anderson2011-04-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Bullpen BlowoutJay Jaffe2011-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Florida MarlinsCorey Dawkins2011-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Florida MarlinsMarc Normandin2011-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: NL East Payroll ProjectionsJeff Euston2011-02-23
Transaction Analysis: NL East KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: NL East Arbitration ForecastJeff Euston2010-11-22
Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The NL Winter AgendaJohn Perrotto2010-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: NL West Arbitration ForecastJeff Euston2010-11-01
Overthinking It: Friar MenBen Lindbergh2010-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dealing and DecapitatingChristina Kahrl2010-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: NL: Tapping Into the V-EnergyJay Jaffe2010-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Closers To The EdgeTommy Bennett2010-04-06
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: NL West Projected PayrollsJeff Euston2010-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Bottom HalfJoe Sheehan2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Curbed EnthusiasmJoe Sheehan2009-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 6-9, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-27Christina Kahrl2006-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 22-24, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-25
Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Indians, BrewersBaseball Prospectus2006-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 20-21Christina Kahrl2006-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been getting crushed by injuries early. I'm in a 15 team mixed where my only healthy closer left is Latroy Hawkins, yeah I know. There are no closers on waivers and most of the really good closers in waiting are taken. I'm looking at names like A.J Ramos, Jake McGee and Edward Mujica. If you're speculating on future saves are there any under the radar options that people might not be that familiar with? Thanks.
(KcDozer from Florida)
Starting to think there are no healthy relievers left. I would say Cody Allen but Bret Sayre has blown him up already. Daniel Webb on the White Sox should get a look if Matt Lindstrom fails in Nate Jonesí absence. Jeurys Familia has his issues and isnít exactly holding it down this year but he still throws hard and has a slider which is the requisite closer starting kit. Dellin Betances can get a look, there are a few names out there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of under the radar potential save stealers for 2014?
(Sam from NY)
Cody Allen, Carter Capps, Edward Mujica, Tyler Clippard, Joe Smith (Ben Carsley)
2013-12-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What will Brandon Workman do now that the Red Sox have signed Edward Mujica and traded for Burke Badenhop?
(Paul from Boston)
That's tough because No. 6 starter seems like a good plan for him, but if Dempster is 5 and Doubront is 6...

They have so much starting pitching that I could see a trade at some point. There are guys who would have more value to other teams than they have to the Red Sox. (Zachary Levine)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike. Why hasn't Shelby Miller pitched this off-season? Obviously Mike Matheny has lots of options at his disposal but is there something specific going on with Miller such as a hidden injury or an attitude problem?
(mmcduffe from Ottawa)
I don't have the answer, but I've heard a few theories. One theory is that Miller is gassed, and his 12% strikeout rate in September is a sign of this. Miller has become the in-case-of-emergency-break glass guy. Matheny's use of his pen has been a bit of a mystery to me. I get that he has Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal as a very strong 1-2 punch, but there have been games where he seems to be going to the well with lesser relievers. Miller and Edward Mujica don't seem to belong on the roster, and Matheny's non-usage of them is a little odd. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like there are a number of older "proven closers" on the free agent market with only a handful of opportunities out there- Joaquin Benoit, Grant Balfour, Joe Nathan, Fernando Rodney, Edward Mujica not to mention the injury reclamation projects like Brian Wilson, Ryan Madson and Joel Hanrahan. With the success that the Cardinals had moving Edward Mujica back two innings and then doing the same with Trevor Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez in the playoffs, are the days of spending big on closers finally over? Does a team like the Cubs with no great in house solution and a smart front office take advantage of the oversaturated market or pass on all those guys?
(Scott from LA)
We'll continue to see a wide variety of approaches to how teams handle the late innings. On the one hand there is certainly something to the idea that there are people who can close and people who can't. But you'd be hard pressed to get a closer enough innings in a season to justify paying big for them (unless, like the Yankees, Phillies, Red Sox, etc. you simply have the money to spend). St. Louis has such a glut of arms they have no reason to go outside the org, but for many teams there simply aren't good reasons to limit a young, high ceiling arm to a closer role. I imagine the Cubs will look for a reasonably priced arm that they think can handle the job, rather than committing more money over multiple years. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Some non-closer this year that are good bets to earn 20+ saves next year are _____?
(Joanah from Redwood)
Hi Joanah.

No non-closer is ever a good bet to earn 20+ saves. If you had Kevin Gregg with 30 saves this year, raise your hand. Not so fast, every single one of you.

But if you're asking for names, I like Cody Allen in Cleveland, Ryan Cook in Oakland, and Trevor Rosenthal in St. Louis if he stays in the bullpen. All three are risks, but that's the nature of a question like this; these are all guesses at this point. I think the Indians will non-tender Perez, but maybe they sign him for $9-10 million. Grant Balfour probably leaves for free agency, but maybe he doesn't. Edward Mujica probably leaves, but maybe the Cardinals keep him or maybe Jason Motte is healthy and gets the role back. I used to shy away from the skills over roles thing, but now I believe it. If you grabbed Rosenthal in your fantasy league this year, you probably were very satisfied with the overall numbers (and especially the strikeouts) even though he never wound up closing. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Mike. If you're the Angels and you're looking to rebuild the pen, which free agent relievers would you target? Would Balfour or Mujica be potential targets, and which would you prefer?
(Dennis from LA)
Hi Dennis:

Thanks! Glad to hear it.

I'm not a fan of adding free agent relievers if it can be avoided, but if the Angels are going to go this route, I think I'd prefer Edward Mujica over Grant Balfour. He's a little younger, and the HR/FB risk is mitigated in that park. Balfour would probably be fine too, but I feel like he dodged more than a few bullets this year and might not be so lucky in 2013, especially since he'd have to face the A's now. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you like me, when you see Edward Mujica you want to pronounce his last name like "Maan-teca!"?
(Chad from Illinois)
Like this one (Sam Miller)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Mujica is good enough to grab the Cards closer role and keep it the whole year?
(nubber from tx)
I haven't seen Edward Mujica pitch much since he left San Diego. When he was here, he didn't pitch inside at all, which would seem to be problematic for a closer. He has good stuff and good control, but unless his approach his changed, I wouldn't feel real comfortable with him in that role. (Geoff Young)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)i'm assuming you dont think the padre bullpen will have anything like a repeat performance, right?
(nicety from ca)
It's probably hard to believe without accusing me of being a biased fanboy about it, but I see them performing pretty close to that level. Here's the thing--Bell/Adams/Gregerson are all legitimately excellent pitchers, and the kind of guys who can replicate their success from year-to-year. Edward Mujica was unlucky in 2010, and is much better than his ERA indicates--have a look at his K/BB ratio of 12.0 for proof of that. Ernesto Frieri is a young pitcher with some promise who did well in his first stint in the bigs, and I expect him to be a bit better. Joe Thatcher should be there all season long in 2011. Ryan Webb has some upside and is the last option in the pen. This is a collection of fantastic pitchers who, if they are all together again, can perform just as well.

Will they *definitely* repeat? I'm not saying that. But if you asked me to pick one pen that could replicate its previous season, my money would be on the one in San Diego. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Care to gush about how studly the Pads' bullpen is? They remind me of the stacked Angels pen of ought-two.
(Functionary from Grey Cubicle, DC)
Well, the other night was a great example. They used four relievers--Ernesto Frieri, Joe Thatcher, Edward Mujica and Tim Stauffer--for three scoreless innings of relief. None of those three relievers are the key pieces in the bullpen (Heath Bell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson). Their "worst" reliever by ERA is Mujica, who has a K/BB of 11.6 thanks to 58 strikeouts and just five walks. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)D'oh! Addendum: Care to expand on your praise of Heath Bell, Mike Adams, and Luke Gregerson, and add lauds and exultates for Joe Thatcher and Edward Mujica?
(Functionary from Grey Cubicle, DC)
Joe Thatcher missed the beginning of the season, but in the 27 1/3 innings since he's returned, he's held lefties to a line of .149/.212/.255. Mujica is a beast in the K/BB department as I said. He's given up some homers but seems to have that little problem under control lately, and is flat out dominant at times despite being a back-end option.

Bell walks some hitters sometimes, but most of the hits against him are dinky singles, and he can bring it and whiffs plenty of batters. The only closer I trust more than Bell is Mariano Rivera. Luke Gregerson and Mike Adams would be closing for most of the other teams in baseball--even when Gregerson walks batters he's an ace reliever, but this year he's got the walks under control. This is not a Petco bullpen, this is a pen full of really, really good pitchers. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Edward Mujica has thrown 6,979 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 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 (92mph) and Splitter (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (87mph) and Sinker (92mph).