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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
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Birth Date7-12-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.02010
0.02011
-0.22012
0.22013
0.92014
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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
2009 CLE 25 46 0 40.0 0.0 40.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 168 27 16 13 5 51 25 23 0 48 2.92 4.24 3.75 3.8 0.4
2010 CLE 26 70 0 63.0 0.0 63.0 2 2 1 2 0 0 266 48 30 29 12 95 39 36 2 69 4.14 5.29 5.18 0.2 0.0
2011 CLE 27 69 0 62.3 0.0 62.3 6 3 0 1 0 0 251 45 22 21 10 87 24 21 0 57 3.03 4.47 5.30 0.2 0.0
2012 CLE 28 63 0 55.0 0.0 55.0 1 2 1 3 0 0 233 47 29 27 9 89 23 22 1 51 4.42 4.63 5.22 -1.8 -0.2
2013 ARI 29 56 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 3 2 0 3 0 0 175 35 22 20 6 63 22 20 3 42 4.78 4.85 4.23 1.8 0.2
2014 HOU 30 32 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 2 1 1 1 0 0 117 17 8 8 3 30 7 5 0 42 2.37 2.37 3.00 6.1 0.7
Career3360288.30.0288.316103140012102191271184541514012763093.684.484.6510.31.1

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 MHV A- 10 10 42.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 13 12 69.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.442 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 22 5 47.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 AKR AA 29 4 60.2 2.05 154 .193 .255 .326 .381 .256 .303 94 18.6 2.0 18.6 2.0
2008 KIN A+ 5 0 8.0 2.67 145 .163 .270 .343 .411 .267 .222 103 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2008 AKR AA 16 0 21.7 4.23 110 .266 .265 .333 .404 .255 .339 100 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2008 IND Rk 3 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 CLE MLB 46 0 40.0 3.75 123 .241 .274 .341 .436 .266 .244 101 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2009 COH AAA 12 0 17.0 2.74 144 .238 .265 .330 .411 .249 .356 113 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 63.0 5.18 90 .260 .259 .326 .403 .256 .250 106 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2011 CLE MLB 69 0 62.3 5.30 81 .232 .260 .322 .406 .260 .219 100 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2012 CLE MLB 63 0 55.0 5.22 82 .273 .255 .321 .406 .260 .255 100 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2013 ARI MLB 56 0 37.7 4.23 99 .287 .259 .323 .401 .263 .284 103 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2013 RNO AAA 9 0 10.0 1.80 169 .181 .274 .337 .407 .264 .130 116 4.2 0.4 3.7 0.4
2014 HOU MLB 32 0 30.3 3.00 131 .183 .261 .325 .398 .266 .219 103 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2014 ELP AAA 11 0 14.7 3.25 138 .234 .281 .354 .452 .269 .361 75 4.1 0.4 3.9 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
2004 MHV A- 3 1 0 10 10 42.7 33 13 74 5 0% .326 7.0 2.7 1.1 15.6 1.08 3.16 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 2 2 2 22 5 47.3 34 23 59 4 0% -.341 6.5 4.4 0.8 11.2 1.21 2.66 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 4 1 0 13 12 69.0 47 19 71 5 0% -.442 6.1 2.5 0.7 9.3 0.96 2.22 0.0 0.0
2006 AKR AA 4 2 3 29 4 60.2 44 21 80 2 41% .303 6.6 3.1 0.3 12.0 1.08 3.14 18.6 2.0
2008 KIN A+ 0 0 0 5 0 8.0 4 3 10 0 44% .222 4.5 3.4 0.0 11.2 0.88 1.12 2.5 0.2
2008 AKR AA 0 3 1 16 0 21.7 19 7 32 4 43% .339 7.9 2.9 1.7 13.3 1.20 3.73 4.5 0.5
2008 IND Rk 0 0 0 3 1 4.0 0 1 4 0 0% .000 0.0 2.2 0.0 9.0 0.25 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 COH AAA 1 0 1 12 0 17.0 17 6 22 1 28% .356 9.0 3.2 0.5 11.6 1.35 3.71 6.3 0.6
2009 CLE MLB 2 0 0 46 0 40.0 27 25 48 5 38% .244 6.1 5.6 1.1 10.8 1.30 2.92 3.8 0.4
2010 CLE MLB 2 2 1 70 0 63.0 48 39 69 12 33% .250 6.9 5.6 1.7 9.9 1.38 4.14 0.2 0.0
2011 CLE MLB 6 3 0 69 0 62.3 45 24 57 10 28% .219 6.5 3.5 1.4 8.2 1.11 3.03 0.2 0.0
2012 CLE MLB 1 2 1 63 0 55.0 47 23 51 9 37% .255 7.7 3.8 1.5 8.3 1.27 4.42 -1.8 -0.2
2013 RNO AAA 1 0 1 9 0 10.0 3 5 12 0 43% .130 2.7 4.5 0.0 10.8 0.80 0.00 3.7 0.4
2013 ARI MLB 3 2 0 56 0 37.7 35 22 42 6 28% .284 8.4 5.3 1.4 10.0 1.51 4.78 1.8 0.2
2014 HOU MLB 2 1 1 32 0 30.3 17 7 42 3 40% .219 5.0 2.1 0.9 12.5 0.79 2.37 6.1 0.7
2014 ELP AAA 1 1 0 11 0 14.7 14 2 21 1 38% .361 8.6 1.2 0.6 12.9 1.09 4.30 3.9 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
2009 705 0.4468 0.4085 0.7118 0.5714 0.2769 0.7944 0.5741 0.2882
2010 1114 0.4749 0.4417 0.7378 0.6333 0.2684 0.8269 0.5478 0.2622
2011 1011 0.5252 0.4891 0.7308 0.6610 0.2979 0.7749 0.6224 0.2672
2012 951 0.4953 0.4490 0.7892 0.6051 0.2958 0.8596 0.6479 0.2108
2013 712 0.4691 0.4649 0.7492 0.6647 0.2884 0.8604 0.5229 0.2477
2014 467 0.4668 0.4871 0.6828 0.6422 0.3494 0.7714 0.5402 0.3172
Career49600.48350.45560.7390.63010.29140.81750.58160.2602

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-03-13 2008-06-29 Minors 108 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-07-10
2007-03-31 2007-09-08 Minors 161 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-07-10
2006-05-23 2006-06-25 Minors 33 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
2006-04-25 2006-05-21 Minors 26 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $
2013 ARI $1,275,000
2012 CLE $504,900
2011 CLE $436,800
2010 CLE $407,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,624,000
4 yrTotal$2,624,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 122 dBledsoe Sports1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/7/14. Released by San Diego 5/1/14. Signed by Houston as a free agent 5/2/14. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $50,000 each for 55, 60 games.
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2013). Signed by Arizona 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Arizona 8/4/13 (optional assignment). DFA by Arizona 11/20/13 (refused outright assignment 11/27/13).
  • 1 year/$0.5049M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Cleveland 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4368M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4073M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/22/09 (split contract, $65,000 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 3/19/09. Recalled 4/22/09. Optioned to Triple-A 5/17/09. Recalled 6/1/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/9/09. Recalled 6/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/28/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/13/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (45-1,333). $0.13M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .239 .320 .441 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .215 .326 .405 .273
18 Split (Multi) .024 -.006 .035 -.002
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .270 .372 .486 .300
31 vs R (2013) .208 .326 .375 .269
38 Split (2013) .062 .047 .111 .031
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does anyone in Cleveland know what's wrong with Raffy Perez? Tony Sipp seems like an adequate replacement, but the bullpen is much better with Perez in top form. Also, can the Tribe go back to a 12-man staff now? This two-men-and-Tony-Graffanino bench is getting reeeeeeeeally old.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Perez is a mystery. He was so good two years ago and the Indians can't find a way to get him to be that guy again. I like Tony Sipp a lot, though, and I think he can be the Perez of 2007. I think the Indians would ideally like to have a 12-man staff but they can't right now because they have to use the bullpen so much. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tony Sipp has thrown 5,022 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (90mph).