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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 313 379.7 23 19 8 4.43 3.3
Birth Date1-9-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight240 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2006 ARI MLB 25 0 30.7 3 4 1 36 8 21 6 .266 101 10.6 2.3 1.8 6.2 42% .300 .303 1.43 5.07 5.58 104 4.46 0.4
2007 ARI MLB 75 0 85.3 5 4 2 63 31 63 8 .260 104 6.6 3.3 0.8 6.6 49% .232 .215 1.10 4.19 3.27 98 4.29 1.1
2008 ARI MLB 72 0 72.7 3 2 3 80 17 52 5 .261 99 9.9 2.1 0.6 6.4 50% .318 .254 1.33 3.39 4.33 92 3.78 1.3
2009 ARI 0 37 0 34.0 5 3 1 41 11 26 3 .256 100 10.9 2.9 0.8 6.9 47% .339 .283 1.53 3.73 4.24 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CHA 0 35 0 36.0 1 2 1 40 9 29 4 .261 107 10.0 2.2 1.0 7.2 46% .310 .256 1.36 3.81 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CHA MLB 52 3 100.7 5 3 0 108 45 56 10 .251 111 9.7 4.0 0.9 5.0 50% .295 .264 1.52 4.60 5.10 113 5.24 -0.3
2011 CHA MLB 17 0 20.3 1 1 0 25 10 17 2 .257 106 11.1 4.4 0.9 7.5 49% .338 .293 1.72 4.14 6.20 106 4.71 0.0
2009 TOT MLB 72 0 70.0 6 5 2 81 20 55 7 .259 103 10.4 2.6 0.9 7.1 47% .325 .269 1.44 3.77 3.99 96 4.25 0.8
CareerMLB3133379.72319839313126438.2581059.33.10.96.348%.296.2581.384.144.431014.473.2

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2002 MSO Rk 4 4 20.0 1 2 0 26 3 14 0 .000 11.7 1.4 0.0 6.3 0% .377 .000 1.45 3.47 6.30
2003 SBN A 27 27 160.3 9 5 0 149 30 119 3 .000 8.4 1.7 0.2 6.7 0% .296 .000 1.12 2.61 2.86
2003 gig Wnt 9 8 40.0 4 4 0 32 7 23 5 .000 7.2 1.6 1.1 5.2 0% -.692 .000 0.97 4.41 2.92
2004 ELP AA 7 7 43.0 3 3 0 47 5 36 4 .000 9.8 1.0 0.8 7.5 0% .333 .000 1.21 3.37 5.44
2005 TEN AA 25 25 148.3 7 13 0 165 40 95 17 .259 82 10.0 2.4 1.0 5.8 42% .309 .274 1.38 4.57 4.43
2006 ARI MLB 25 0 30.7 3 4 1 36 8 21 6 .266 101 10.6 2.3 1.8 6.2 42% .300 .303 1.43 5.07 5.58
2006 TEN AA 17 0 20.2 2 0 6 18 5 17 0 .245 68 8.0 2.2 0.0 7.6 70% .174 .161 1.14 2.18 0.89
2006 TUC AAA 24 0 26.2 3 1 7 17 2 21 1 .268 110 5.8 0.7 0.3 7.2 48% .222 .167 0.73 2.70 1.72
2007 ARI MLB 75 0 85.3 5 4 2 63 31 63 8 .260 104 6.6 3.3 0.8 6.6 49% .232 .215 1.10 4.19 3.27
2008 ARI MLB 72 0 72.7 3 2 3 80 17 52 5 .261 99 9.9 2.1 0.6 6.4 50% .318 .254 1.33 3.39 4.33
2009 ARI MLB 37 0 34.0 5 3 1 41 11 26 3 .256 100 10.9 2.9 0.8 6.9 47% .339 .283 1.53 3.73 4.24
2009 CHA MLB 35 0 36.0 1 2 1 40 9 29 4 .261 107 10.0 2.2 1.0 7.2 46% .310 .256 1.36 3.81 3.75
2010 CHA MLB 52 3 100.7 5 3 0 108 45 56 10 .251 111 9.7 4.0 0.9 5.0 50% .295 .264 1.52 4.60 5.10
2011 CHA MLB 17 0 20.3 1 1 0 25 10 17 2 .257 106 11.1 4.4 0.9 7.5 49% .338 .293 1.72 4.14 6.20
2011 CHR AAA 5 0 5.3 0 0 0 3 2 6 1 .262 97 5.1 3.4 1.7 10.1 25% .182 .201 0.94 4.55 1.69
2012 ANG Rk 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .257 103 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 20% .400 .205 1.00 2.37 0.00
2013 SBR A+ 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 1 5 1 .278 108 12.3 2.5 2.5 12.3 25% .364 .370 1.64 6.23 9.82

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 1106 0.4982 0.4819 0.7655 0.6497 0.3153 0.8436 0.6057 0.2345
2009 1090 0.4927 0.4853 0.7240 0.6387 0.3363 0.7930 0.5968 0.2760
2010 1602 0.5449 0.4488 0.8261 0.6266 0.2359 0.8940 0.6105 0.1739
2011 333 0.5045 0.3994 0.7895 0.5417 0.2545 0.8791 0.5952 0.2105
Career41310.51540.46330.780.62910.28510.85270.60440.22

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-05-28 2011-09-29 60-DL 124 109 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-08-31
2011-04-29 2011-05-07 DTD 8 7 Right Elbow Soreness -
2009-02-20 2009-02-20 Off 0 0 Bilateral Surgery LASIK 2009-02-20
2007-06-26 2007-06-28 DTD 2 2 Right Lower Leg Surgery Drained 2007-06-26
2005-04-08 2005-04-29 Minors 21 20 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CHA $1,600,000
2010 CHA $1,200,000
2009 ARI $430,000
2007 ARI $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,611,000
4 yrTotal$3,611,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 76 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 8/11/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Released 10/14/11.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2010). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2009). Re-signed by Arizona 2/28/09. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 7/8/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Renewed by Arizona 3/9/08.
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Arizona 3/06. Optioned 3/06. Recalled 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Arizona 11/04.
  • Signed by Arizona 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.4M signing bonus. (Previously known as Adriano Pena Rosario.)

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Tony Pena is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Bad Teams Don't Start 7-0Rob Mains2016-04-14
Catchella: Playing In the SandboxHarry Pavlidis2016-01-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dominican Winter League Retrospective ValuationsGreg Wellemeyer2016-01-08
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingHarry Pavlidis2015-02-05
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingJonathan Judge2015-02-05
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingDan Brooks2015-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part ThreeSam Miller2015-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Tulo on a TearDaniel Rathman2014-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: The College of Coaches on Catcher FramingBen Lindbergh2013-05-20
The Stats Go Marching In: Catcher Framing Before PITCHf/xMax Marchi2013-05-16
Overthinking It: This Week In Catcher Framing, 4/5Ben Lindbergh2013-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Season SnapshotJohn Perrotto2009-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Snagging a SnakeChristina Kahrl2009-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Florida Marlins, 9/6/06Derek Jacques2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: SnakedJoe Sheehan2006-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL WestKevin Goldstein2006-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
Internet Baseball Awards: Baseball Prospectus Author BallotsRyan Wilkins2003-10-28
Internet Baseball Awards: The 2003 ResultsGreg Spira2003-10-24


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Tony Pena threw 4,836 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Splitter (85mph).