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Birth Date10-31-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight245 lbs
Age30 years, 8 months, 27 days
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-0.52010
0.22011
0.72012
-0.22013
0.02014
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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
2007 TEX 23 6 3 16.0 11.7 4.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 64 13 4 4 1 19 4 4 2 7 2.25 4.37 5.85 0.5 0.1
2008 TEX 24 25 11 63.3 45.0 18.3 3 8 1 2 1 0 316 97 74 61 7 148 25 21 6 35 8.67 4.96 6.14 4.6 0.6
2009 TEX 25 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 4 4 1 5 1 1 1 0 36.00 22.14 41.32 -2.5 -0.3
2010 KCA 26 4 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 25 10 10 10 4 25 3 3 0 1 22.50 17.80 19.22 -5.2 -0.5
2011 KCA 27 2 2 14.7 14.7 0.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 60 11 3 2 0 13 5 5 2 7 1.23 3.54 4.08 1.9 0.2
2012 KCA 28 30 25 166.0 146.0 20.0 8 10 0 0 13 1 709 176 84 78 15 260 59 56 11 104 4.23 4.23 4.94 7.1 0.7
2013 KCA 29 22 15 94.0 79.0 15.0 2 6 0 0 7 0 419 106 60 56 10 167 43 43 3 54 5.36 4.78 5.38 -0.7 -0.2
Career9056359.0296.362.7162513231160041523921538637140133252085.394.685.555.80.5

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
2003 AUG A 13 11 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .234 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 25 25 137.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 2 2 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIL A+ 23 22 119.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.067 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIL A+ 13 13 63.1 4.38 85 .262 .258 .341 .388 .259 .342 74 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2006 FRI AA 7 7 38.1 4.92 56 .240 .268 .339 .419 .271 .317 63 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6
2006 PME AA 9 9 48.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .392 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TEX MLB 6 3 16.0 5.85 83 .243 .277 .340 .422 .266 .240 102 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2007 FRI AA 26 25 148.7 5.50 83 .250 .265 .343 .408 .264 .285 102 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2008 TEX MLB 25 11 63.3 6.14 86 .304 .268 .336 .421 .263 .370 114 4.5 0.5 4.6 0.6
2008 FRI AA 1 1 1.3 7.20 35 .313 .284 .370 .436 .301 .200 93 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2008 OKL AAA 8 8 35.0 5.03 107 .245 .264 .335 .414 .254 .336 108 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2009 TEX MLB 1 0 1.0 41.32 -576 .456 .257 .334 .420 .258 .250 111 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2009 OKL AAA 25 18 111.3 3.97 101 .291 .272 .337 .414 .276 .344 86 10.7 1.0 10.7 1.0
2009 OBR Wnt 9 9 58.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 4 0 4.0 19.22 -174 .494 .257 .323 .419 .253 .353 115 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2010 OMA AAA 24 22 131.7 5.96 77 .245 .282 .352 .439 .269 .295 98 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2010 OBR Wnt 6 4 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 2 2 14.7 4.08 116 .222 .270 .330 .403 .261 .239 109 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2011 OMA AAA 33 18 144.3 4.57 110 .227 .285 .359 .445 .269 .268 96 22.5 2.1 22.5 2.1
2011 OBR Wnt 7 6 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 30 25 166.0 4.94 92 .266 .259 .324 .413 .263 .310 103 7.5 0.8 7.1 0.7
2012 OBR Wnt 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 KCA MLB 22 15 94.0 5.38 74 .294 .260 .324 .414 .272 .311 99 -1.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2
2013 MEX int 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 AUG A 3 3 0 13 11 59.7 46 14 29 1 0% .234 6.9 2.1 0.2 4.4 1.01 2.26 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 8 7 0 25 25 137.0 133 54 51 12 0% .256 8.7 3.5 0.8 3.4 1.36 3.74 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 0 1 0 2 2 10.7 18 4 3 1 0% -2.125 15.1 3.4 0.8 2.5 2.06 9.25 0.0 0.0
2005 WIL A+ 4 9 0 23 22 119.3 145 36 60 17 0% -1.067 10.9 2.7 1.3 4.5 1.52 6.34 0.0 0.0
2006 PME AA 1 5 0 9 9 48.1 73 14 29 4 0% .392 13.7 2.6 0.7 5.4 1.81 6.36 0.0 0.0
2006 FRI AA 2 4 0 7 7 38.1 55 11 21 2 49% .317 13.0 2.6 0.5 5.0 1.73 7.80 5.5 0.6
2006 WIL A+ 5 4 0 13 13 63.1 67 14 46 4 58% .342 9.6 2.0 0.6 6.6 1.28 3.14 7.3 0.7
2007 TEX MLB 1 0 0 6 3 16.0 13 4 7 1 55% .240 7.3 2.2 0.6 3.9 1.06 2.25 0.5 0.1
2007 FRI AA 15 4 0 26 25 148.7 145 48 93 11 47% .285 8.8 2.9 0.7 5.6 1.30 3.93 4.9 0.5
2008 TEX MLB 3 8 1 25 11 63.3 97 25 35 7 48% .370 13.8 3.6 1.0 5.0 1.93 8.67 4.6 0.6
2008 OKL AAA 2 3 0 8 8 35.0 43 8 19 1 57% .336 11.1 2.1 0.3 4.9 1.46 5.14 6.5 0.6
2008 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.3 1 2 1 0 80% .200 6.9 13.8 0.0 6.9 2.31 6.92 -0.1 -0.0
2009 OBR Wnt 4 2 0 9 9 58.3 47 16 49 5 0% .261 7.3 2.5 0.8 7.6 1.08 2.62 0.0 0.0
2009 OKL AAA 6 7 0 25 18 111.3 130 50 78 4 53% .344 10.5 4.0 0.3 6.3 1.62 4.53 10.7 1.0
2009 TEX MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 1 0 1 0% .250 18.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 3.00 36.00 -2.5 -0.3
2010 OMA AAA 10 9 0 24 22 131.7 145 32 59 13 51% .295 9.9 2.2 0.9 4.0 1.34 4.10 1.1 0.1
2010 OBR Wnt 2 1 0 6 4 26.0 19 4 18 0 0% .244 6.6 1.4 0.0 6.2 0.88 1.04 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 0 1 0 4 0 4.0 10 3 1 4 38% .353 22.5 6.8 9.0 2.2 3.25 22.50 -5.2 -0.5
2011 OBR Wnt 3 2 0 7 6 28.7 35 9 25 3 0% .348 11.0 2.8 0.9 7.8 1.53 5.34 0.0 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 2 0 0 2 2 14.7 11 5 7 0 46% .239 6.8 3.1 0.0 4.3 1.09 1.23 1.9 0.2
2011 OMA AAA 12 5 2 33 18 144.3 126 54 81 5 48% .268 7.9 3.4 0.3 5.1 1.25 2.18 22.5 2.1
2012 KCA MLB 8 10 0 30 25 166.0 176 59 104 15 54% .310 9.5 3.2 0.8 5.6 1.42 4.23 7.1 0.7
2012 OBR Wnt 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 3 0 0% .312 9.0 5.4 0.0 5.4 1.60 7.20 0.0 0.0
2013 MEX int 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 3 2 3 0 0% .500 13.5 9.0 0.0 13.5 2.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 KCA MLB 2 6 0 22 15 94.0 106 43 54 10 50% .311 10.1 4.1 1.0 5.2 1.59 5.36 -0.7 -0.2

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 1055 0.5100 0.4444 0.8675 0.6227 0.2573 0.9164 0.7444 0.1325
2009 22 0.4545 0.4545 1.0000 0.9000 0.0833 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2010 83 0.4337 0.4337 0.9167 0.7222 0.2128 0.9231 0.9000 0.0833
2011 202 0.4505 0.4554 0.8804 0.6264 0.3153 0.9298 0.8000 0.1196
2012 2525 0.4475 0.4453 0.8335 0.6115 0.3097 0.9190 0.6968 0.1647
2013 1576 0.4359 0.4632 0.8450 0.6798 0.2947 0.9358 0.6832 0.1550
Career54630.45620.45050.84710.63680.29310.92410.71020.1521

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-14 2012-09-21 DTD 7 6 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat - -
2012-03-21 2012-03-21 Camp 0 0 - Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-05-31 2009-06-04 Minors 4 0 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2009-03-11 2009-03-22 Camp 11 0 Right Hand Blister -
2008-04-24 2008-06-09 15-DL 46 43 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-03-24 2008-04-12 15-DL 19 10 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2007-05-04 2007-05-11 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $532,000
2012 KCA $488,925
2011 KCA $
2010 KCA $406,210
2008 TEX $391,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,818,135
4 yrTotal$1,818,135

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 63 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Signed with Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.532M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13. Released by Kansas City 11/13.
  • 1 year/$488,925 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/18/11.
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 2/23/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 4/2/10. DFA by Kansas City 4/23/10.
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008). Re-signed by Texas 2/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Texas 9/5/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 3/05. Claimed off waivers by San Diego after being DFA by Boston 7/05. Claimed by Boston off waivers from San Diego 7/05.
  • Signed by Boston 7/00 as an amateur free agent from Mexico.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .298 .376 .460 .295
11 vs R (Multi) .268 .336 .407 .263
18 Split (Multi) .029 .040 .053 .031
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .303 .380 .498 .305
31 vs R (2013) .271 .346 .404 .269
38 Split (2013) .032 .034 .094 .036
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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Luis Mendoza is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Viva Las VargasR.J. Anderson2013-11-22
Baseball ProGUESTus: Pitch Types and the Times Through the Order PenaltyMitchel Lichtman2013-11-15
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The Lineup Card: 9 Hot/Cold Starts We Don't Think Will LastBaseball Prospectus2013-06-06
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have had injuries to my SP's and need replacements for the next moth or so. The important stats in my league are Quality Starts and K's. Which two of Dillon Gee, Nick Tepesch, Luis Mendoza, Kevin Slowley, Bartolo Colon, and Roberto Hernandez should I pick up? I am leaning toward Hernandez and Gee.
(Todd from Dallas)
I wish I knew. Gun to my head, please don't put a gun to my head. Then, after you put your gun away, I'd probably go with Colon and whomever you're feeling after that. (Matthew Kory)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Royals Fever! Catch it! I loved your old work on them. So I keep hearing how their ownership is smarter. So exactly how smart is a team that thinks Jason Kendall and Yuniesky Betancourt help form a strong middle core? And Gil Meche was worth signing to a huge long-term deal......
(dangor from New York)
Royals fan in NYC. They're everywhere. Obviously, they're misguided in their thinking on those players, though not so much Meche. The brass there just values the wrong things, in my opinion. Latest example is Luis Mendoza, who was picked up two days before the end of spring training and four days later was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the eighth. Yeah, he's got a 94 mph sinker. He also doesn't have a track record of, you know, retiring batters.

You'll never catch me calling the Royals dumb because I know Dayton Moore and like the man and he's always been very good to me. I also know that he's not dumb. I just don't agree with the way he evaluates big-league talent. I have hope that he'll redeem himself when some of his pitching prospects hit Kansas City. (Bradford Doolittle)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Luis Mendoza threw 6,149 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Curve (83mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (84mph).