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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 32)
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Birth Date10-4-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72010
-0.22011
0.52012
0.22013
0.42014
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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 SDN 25 22 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 2 2 0 1 0 0 85 13 6 3 1 20 6 4 1 16 1.29 3.27 3.87 2.0 0.2
2008 SDN 26 25 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 0 4 0 3 0 0 128 42 25 24 4 64 13 11 0 17 8.42 5.33 5.66 -3.5 -0.4
2009 SDN 27 52 0 45.0 0.0 45.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 188 37 14 14 2 51 18 11 4 55 2.80 2.66 2.66 9.1 0.9
2010 SDN 28 65 0 35.0 0.0 35.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 137 23 5 5 1 29 7 5 1 45 1.29 1.59 1.87 6.3 0.7
2011 SDN 29 18 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 8 5 5 1 12 7 6 0 9 4.50 4.59 4.73 -1.6 -0.2
2012 SDN 30 55 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 1 4 1 4 0 0 141 30 13 12 2 41 14 11 3 39 3.41 3.10 2.25 4.7 0.5
2013 ARI 31 22 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 1 0 3 0 0 43 12 7 7 1 16 6 6 0 7 6.75 4.84 3.64 0.3 0.0
2013 SDN 31 50 0 30.0 0.0 30.0 3 1 0 2 0 0 121 28 7 7 3 41 4 4 1 29 2.10 2.89 3.63 2.0 0.2
2014 ANA 32 8 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 18 7 2 2 0 9 1 1 1 1 6.00 4.51 4.07 0.2 0.0
2014 ARI 32 37 0 24.0 0.0 24.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 100 23 10 7 3 36 3 2 2 25 2.62 3.25 2.89 2.5 0.3
Career3540234.70.0234.710131200010052239486183197961132433.303.193.2321.92.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 BRV A+ 7 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HEL Rk 6 0 7.7 3.91 132 .235 .265 .350 .381 .266 .333 87 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2006 WVA A 26 0 29.0 2.94 140 .250 .251 .328 .365 .261 .365 90 9.5 1.0 9.5 1.0
2006 BRV A+ 16 0 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .157 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HUN AA 4 0 5.0 1.94 148 .120 .219 .301 .290 .223 .100 71 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 SDN MLB 22 0 21.0 3.87 113 .191 .267 .334 .421 .256 .197 93 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2007 HUN AA 14 0 16.3 1.81 157 .160 .260 .338 .391 .268 .289 93 5.9 0.6 6.2 0.6
2007 NAS AAA 24 0 21.7 1.96 162 .207 .270 .332 .421 .252 .358 101 10.1 1.0 10.1 0.9
2007 POR AAA 8 0 8.7 1.53 168 .220 .284 .354 .465 .280 .400 93 4.5 0.4 4.4 0.4
2008 SDN MLB 25 0 25.7 5.66 62 .369 .268 .339 .418 .264 .404 88 -2.6 -0.3 -3.5 -0.4
2008 POR AAA 37 0 39.0 3.07 143 .224 .280 .354 .446 .262 .330 102 14.5 1.4 14.1 1.3
2009 SDN MLB 52 0 45.0 2.66 131 .228 .268 .342 .431 .272 .321 86 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2009 POR AAA 19 0 19.0 2.63 139 .243 .272 .348 .421 .271 .327 89 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2010 SDN MLB 65 0 35.0 1.87 149 .187 .261 .327 .410 .269 .265 84 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2010 POR AAA 6 0 5.0 4.42 96 .320 .237 .315 .366 .241 .353 82 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 SDN MLB 18 0 10.0 4.73 79 .240 .260 .333 .410 .270 .259 93 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2011 LEL A+ 1 0 1.0 1.34 175 -.008 .288 .342 .471 .266 .000 96 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 TUC AAA 8 0 7.3 1.22 181 .166 .299 .364 .449 .267 .200 113 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2012 SDN MLB 55 0 31.7 2.25 144 .273 .256 .315 .399 .259 .337 94 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2012 LEL A+ 1 1 1.0 2.65 132 -.038 .285 .352 .432 .301 .000 78 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2013 ARI MLB 22 0 9.3 3.64 112 .300 .260 .330 .425 .271 .379 102 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 SDN MLB 50 0 30.0 3.63 108 .236 .261 .324 .406 .264 .298 98 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 ANA MLB 8 0 3.0 4.07 101 .391 .259 .312 .390 .264 .467 98 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 ARI MLB 37 0 24.0 2.89 130 .262 .256 .316 .400 .266 .299 102 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3

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
2005 BRV A+ 0 0 2 7 0 9.0 6 0 14 0 0% -.429 6.0 0.0 0.0 14.0 0.67 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 HEL Rk 2 0 2 6 0 7.7 8 1 10 1 44% .333 9.4 1.2 1.2 11.7 1.17 3.51 2.6 0.2
2006 HUN AA 1 0 0 4 0 5.0 2 2 6 0 80% .100 3.6 3.6 0.0 10.8 0.80 1.80 2.1 0.2
2006 BRV A+ 3 1 2 16 0 30.0 12 9 32 1 0% .157 3.6 2.7 0.3 9.6 0.70 0.30 0.0 0.0
2006 WVA A 1 3 10 26 0 29.0 28 6 42 2 65% .365 8.7 1.9 0.6 13.0 1.17 2.48 9.5 1.0
2007 POR AAA 1 0 0 8 0 8.7 10 1 11 0 68% .400 10.3 1.0 0.0 11.4 1.26 1.03 4.4 0.4
2007 HUN AA 1 0 0 14 0 16.3 11 2 20 0 47% .289 6.1 1.1 0.0 11.0 0.80 0.55 6.2 0.6
2007 NAS AAA 2 1 1 24 0 21.7 19 7 33 0 57% .358 7.9 2.9 0.0 13.7 1.20 2.07 10.1 0.9
2007 SDN MLB 2 2 0 22 0 21.0 13 6 16 1 55% .197 5.6 2.6 0.4 6.9 0.90 1.29 2.0 0.2
2008 SDN MLB 0 4 0 25 0 25.7 42 13 17 4 45% .404 14.7 4.6 1.4 6.0 2.14 8.42 -3.5 -0.4
2008 POR AAA 5 2 3 37 0 39.0 38 11 44 2 55% .330 8.8 2.5 0.5 10.2 1.26 2.77 14.1 1.3
2009 SDN MLB 1 0 0 52 0 45.0 37 18 55 2 44% .321 7.4 3.6 0.4 11.0 1.22 2.80 9.1 0.9
2009 POR AAA 1 2 1 19 0 19.0 18 5 22 1 57% .327 8.5 2.4 0.5 10.4 1.21 1.89 6.0 0.6
2010 POR AAA 0 1 0 6 0 5.0 6 3 3 0 65% .353 10.8 5.4 0.0 5.4 1.80 3.60 0.1 0.0
2010 SDN MLB 1 0 0 65 0 35.0 23 7 45 1 44% .265 5.9 1.8 0.3 11.6 0.86 1.29 6.3 0.7
2011 SDN MLB 0 0 0 18 0 10.0 8 7 9 1 43% .259 7.2 6.3 0.9 8.1 1.50 4.50 -1.6 -0.2
2011 TUC AAA 0 0 0 8 0 7.3 3 3 10 0 40% .200 3.7 3.7 0.0 12.3 0.82 1.23 4.0 0.4
2011 LEL A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2012 LEL A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.0
2012 SDN MLB 1 4 1 55 0 31.7 30 14 39 2 45% .337 8.5 4.0 0.6 11.1 1.39 3.41 4.7 0.5
2013 ARI MLB 0 1 0 22 0 9.3 12 6 7 1 23% .379 11.6 5.8 1.0 6.8 1.93 6.75 0.3 0.0
2013 SDN MLB 3 1 0 50 0 30.0 28 4 29 3 44% .298 8.4 1.2 0.9 8.7 1.07 2.10 2.0 0.2
2014 ARI MLB 1 0 0 37 0 24.0 23 3 25 3 27% .299 8.6 1.1 1.1 9.4 1.08 2.62 2.5 0.3
2014 ANA MLB 1 1 0 8 0 3.0 7 1 1 0 67% .467 21.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 2.67 6.00 0.2 0.0

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 475 0.5537 0.4863 0.8874 0.6578 0.2736 0.9306 0.7586 0.1082
2009 794 0.5554 0.4282 0.7529 0.5714 0.2493 0.7817 0.6705 0.2471
2010 550 0.5473 0.4909 0.7630 0.6678 0.2771 0.8159 0.6087 0.2370
2011 180 0.5333 0.4889 0.7955 0.7188 0.2262 0.7826 0.8421 0.2045
2012 521 0.5509 0.4837 0.7619 0.6411 0.2906 0.8098 0.6324 0.2381
2013 676 0.5399 0.4941 0.7904 0.6712 0.2862 0.8163 0.7191 0.2096
2014 449 0.5947 0.5768 0.8185 0.7491 0.3242 0.8500 0.7119 0.1815
Career36450.55420.48670.79040.65480.27750.82520.68980.209

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-03 - 15-DL - - Left Ankle Sprain -
2012-10-10 2012-10-10 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Patellar Tendon Debridement and Repair 2012-10-10 -
2012-07-26 2012-09-01 15-DL 37 33 Right Knee Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2011-03-22 2011-08-04 60-DL 135 112 Left Shoulder Surgery Exploratory 2011-05-02
2011-02-24 2011-03-22 Camp 26 0 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2010-05-19 2010-05-21 DTD 2 2 Trunk Soreness Side -
2010-03-26 2010-04-22 15-DL 27 15 Left Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ARI $2,375,000
2013 SDN $1,350,000
2012 SDN $700,000
2011 SDN $433,900
2010 SDN $412,700
2008 SDN $393,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,289,600
2011Current$2,375,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$5,664,600
6 yrTotal$5,664,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 68 dNick Brockmeyer, Platinum Sports1 year/$2.375M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.375M (2014). Re-signed by Arizona 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Arizona 7/5/14.
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Arizona in trade from San Diego 7/31/13.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4339M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4127M (2010). Re-signed 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2009). Re-signed 2/27/09.
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008). Re-signed 3/3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Acquired in trade from Milwaukee 7/25/07.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .224 .295 .296 .241
11 vs R (Multi) .291 .344 .433 .268
18 Split (Multi) -.067 -.049 -.137 -.028
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .250 .323 .310 .254
31 vs R (2013) .288 .299 .470 .246
38 Split (2013) -.038 .024 -.160 .008
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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DateQuestionAnswer
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)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Joe Thatcher has thrown 4,051 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (87mph) and Slider (79mph).