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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-14-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.32010
0.02011
1.12012
1.12013
0.82014
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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 SDN 25 72 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 2 4 1 6 0 0 318 62 29 27 3 87 31 22 3 93 3.24 2.46 2.91 14.1 1.5
2010 SDN 26 80 0 78.3 0.0 78.3 4 7 2 5 0 0 297 47 30 28 8 83 18 16 1 89 3.22 2.89 3.96 2.7 0.3
2011 SDN 27 61 0 55.7 0.0 55.7 3 3 0 4 0 0 241 57 23 17 2 75 19 16 2 34 2.75 3.37 4.12 0.2 0.0
2012 SDN 28 77 0 71.7 0.0 71.7 2 0 9 7 0 0 294 57 19 19 7 88 21 18 3 72 2.39 3.40 3.36 7.3 1.1
2013 SDN 29 73 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 6 8 4 5 0 0 268 49 24 20 3 73 18 16 4 64 2.71 2.67 2.99 9.8 1.1
2014 OAK 30 56 0 56.0 0.0 56.0 2 2 3 6 0 0 219 45 14 14 4 69 12 11 0 47 2.25 3.06 4.02 4.3 0.5
Career4190403.00.0403.0192419330016373171391252747511999133992.792.953.5238.44.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 SDN MLB 72 0 75.0 2.91 125 .218 .264 .334 .421 .266 .314 86 15.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2010 SDN MLB 80 0 78.3 3.96 92 .186 .261 .325 .408 .269 .215 84 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 SDN MLB 61 0 55.7 4.12 91 .261 .253 .315 .386 .258 .299 91 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2011 TUC AAA 2 0 1.3 7.04 48 .416 .272 .356 .414 .264 .600 82 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 SDN MLB 77 0 71.7 3.36 117 .233 .260 .320 .410 .262 .262 94 7.7 0.8 7.3 1.1
2013 SDN MLB 73 0 66.3 2.99 125 .212 .259 .320 .400 .259 .257 99 9.8 1.1 9.8 1.1
2013 USA int 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 OAK MLB 56 0 56.0 4.02 105 .224 .256 .317 .401 .262 .263 101 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5

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
2009 SDN MLB 2 4 1 72 0 75.0 62 31 93 3 47% .314 7.4 3.7 0.4 11.2 1.24 3.24 14.1 1.5
2010 SDN MLB 4 7 2 80 0 78.3 47 18 89 8 48% .215 5.4 2.1 0.9 10.2 0.83 3.22 2.7 0.3
2011 SDN MLB 3 3 0 61 0 55.7 57 19 34 2 52% .299 9.2 3.1 0.3 5.5 1.37 2.75 0.2 0.0
2011 TUC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 3 2 2 0 60% .600 20.2 13.5 0.0 13.5 3.75 20.25 -0.4 -0.0
2012 SDN MLB 2 0 9 77 0 71.7 57 21 72 7 53% .262 7.2 2.6 0.9 9.0 1.09 2.39 7.3 1.1
2013 USA int 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 SDN MLB 6 8 4 73 0 66.3 49 18 64 3 47% .257 6.6 2.4 0.4 8.7 1.01 2.71 9.8 1.1
2014 OAK MLB 2 2 3 56 0 56.0 45 12 47 4 50% .263 7.2 1.9 0.6 7.6 1.02 2.25 4.3 0.5

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 1136 0.5097 0.4907 0.6571 0.5941 0.3824 0.8227 0.3897 0.3357
2010 1094 0.4945 0.5014 0.6880 0.6155 0.3888 0.8078 0.5023 0.3084
2011 865 0.4728 0.4954 0.7593 0.6284 0.3750 0.8638 0.6023 0.2360
2012 1088 0.4715 0.4880 0.6730 0.6101 0.3757 0.8594 0.4028 0.3214
2013 948 0.4610 0.4810 0.6996 0.5767 0.3992 0.8413 0.5245 0.2961
2014 792 0.4596 0.4779 0.7169 0.5962 0.3762 0.8802 0.4969 0.2804
Career59230.480.48960.69550.60350.38310.84340.47990.2997

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-23 2012-03-29 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-06-07 2011-07-05 15-DL 28 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-02-28 2011-03-03 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-06-08 2009-07-06 15-DL 28 25 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-04-12 2008-04-22 Minors 10 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $5,065,000
2013 SDN $3,200,000
2012 SDN $1,550,000
2011 SDN $447,800
2010 SDN $416,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$5,614,300
2011Current$5,065,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$10,679,300
5 yrTotal$10,679,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dO'Connell Sports1 year/$5.065M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.065M (2014). Signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 1/28/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/3/13.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4478M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Acquired by San Diego in trade from St. Louis 3/23/09 (player to be name in 12/4/08 Khalil Greene deal).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2006 (28-856) (St. Xavier University, Ill.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .227 .319 .330 .236
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .242 .306 .207
18 Split (Multi) .027 .077 .024 .029
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .216 .305 .319 .222
31 vs R (2013) .192 .233 .288 .198
38 Split (2013) .024 .072 .031 .025
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Collette, who would you add to this list of the best relief pitching options (no closers) for ratios: Kenlay Jansen, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyuji Fujikawa.
(RP producers from USA)
Jake McGee, Luke Gregerson, Mark Melancon (Jason Collette)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chaces that Dale Thayer becomes the Padres' closer this season? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
If Huston Street is traded at or before the deadline, as expected, Thayer probably returns to that role. Luke Gregerson is a better pitcher, but his platoon splits against left-handed hitters (.413 OBP against this year) are a concern when you can't play matchups. Assuming Bud Black doesn't go to a committee, Thayer has a strong chance of seeing more save chances down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-08-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some current non-closers whom you could see closing at the beginning of next season?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
This is a planned article topic for the near future, but I haven't taken a super close look yet. Guys that come to mind include Bobby Parnell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson, Kenley Jansen, and Aaron Crow. (Derek Carty)
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)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Heath Bell will be traded by _____. My two favorite 8th inning guys that will soon become closers are ______ and ____.
(Tad Lucky from Vegas)
July. Mike Adams or Luke Gregerson, maybe? I thought Ryan Madson would be one of the answers to that question, but now he's out for 8 weeks thanks to a temper tantrum. Poor form, Mr. Madson. Someone should have tazed him before he made contact with that chair. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Luke Gregerson has thrown 6,110 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (82mph) and Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Change (78mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Curve (73mph).