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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-3-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age37 years, 2 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.62010
2011
2012
2013
0.02014
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
2002 FLO 24 6 1 8.3 4.7 3.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 46 15 11 11 3 26 4 3 2 3 11.88 9.00 9.85 -4.1 -0.4
2003 DET 25 8 8 44.7 44.7 0.0 1 2 0 0 4 0 203 55 27 27 6 81 23 21 0 33 5.44 4.91 5.12 2.1 0.2
2004 DET 26 34 32 196.7 190.7 6.0 12 10 1 0 17 1 852 210 116 107 30 341 66 65 4 155 4.90 4.63 5.63 12.3 1.1
2005 DET 27 32 32 196.7 196.7 0.0 7 16 0 0 16 1 846 202 113 98 28 334 65 63 7 122 4.48 4.76 5.60 1.6 0.1
2006 DET 28 32 32 208.7 208.7 0.0 13 13 0 0 20 3 881 206 98 89 29 337 67 65 8 137 3.84 4.76 5.44 15.9 1.4
2007 DET 29 30 30 177.7 177.7 0.0 9 13 0 0 13 2 781 199 98 94 22 313 63 61 3 119 4.76 4.70 5.46 9.4 0.9
2008 DET 30 32 28 168.7 161.0 7.7 7 11 0 0 9 2 761 218 124 119 26 359 62 55 2 108 6.35 5.02 5.55 4.9 0.3
2009 DET 31 28 6 49.7 28.0 21.7 2 3 0 2 2 0 234 59 33 30 4 79 28 25 2 35 5.44 4.59 5.59 2.5 0.3
2010 FLO 32 19 18 100.3 94.7 5.7 6 8 0 0 5 1 450 110 70 61 11 176 40 39 6 61 5.47 4.69 5.39 -1.4 -0.4
2010 PHI 32 2 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 6 6 1 9 2 2 0 2 54.00 18.11 15.71 -2.0 -0.2
Career2231871152.31106.745.75777138610506412796966421602055420399347755.014.805.5641.13.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 FLO MLB 6 1 8.3 9.85 -19 .374 .256 .326 .405 .261 .353 100 -3.9 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2003 DET MLB 8 8 44.7 5.12 89 .293 .267 .331 .431 .263 .348 94 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2004 DET MLB 34 32 196.7 5.63 90 .264 .266 .329 .426 .256 .302 102 11.3 1.1 12.3 1.1
2005 DET MLB 32 32 196.7 5.60 84 .269 .268 .328 .424 .262 .279 102 1.8 0.2 1.6 0.1
2006 DET MLB 32 32 208.7 5.44 95 .247 .275 .338 .437 .260 .277 105 15.7 1.5 15.9 1.4
2007 DET MLB 30 30 177.7 5.46 91 .269 .266 .334 .418 .263 .309 102 9.4 0.9 9.4 0.9
2008 DET MLB 32 28 168.7 5.55 86 .292 .265 .330 .415 .260 .341 103 5.4 0.5 4.9 0.3
2009 DET MLB 28 6 49.7 5.59 89 .278 .269 .339 .430 .263 .333 104 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2010 FLO MLB 19 18 100.3 5.39 68 .303 .250 .317 .393 .263 .298 93 -2.3 -0.2 -1.4 -0.4
2010 PHI MLB 2 0 1.0 15.71 -192 .626 .215 .311 .359 .262 .800 91 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2011 TAC AAA 18 18 93.3 6.54 81 .299 .289 .356 .455 .262 .362 104 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2012 IOW AAA 14 0 20.0 6.63 70 .325 .270 .333 .424 .264 .353 98 -1.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 LVG AAA 9 2 9.0 6.63 78 .320 .287 .360 .449 .281 .355 108 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 45 0 50.3 4.50 103 .252 .273 .344 .422 .273 .300 93 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2014 TOL AAA 14 0 21.0 5.33 79 .257 .258 .327 .375 .246 .290 98 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1

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
2002 FLO MLB 0 1 0 6 1 8.3 15 4 3 3 65% .353 16.2 4.3 3.2 3.2 2.28 11.88 -4.1 -0.4
2003 DET MLB 1 2 0 8 8 44.7 55 23 33 6 54% .348 11.1 4.6 1.2 6.6 1.75 5.44 2.1 0.2
2004 DET MLB 12 10 1 34 32 196.7 210 66 155 30 51% .302 9.6 3.0 1.4 7.1 1.40 4.90 12.3 1.1
2005 DET MLB 7 16 0 32 32 196.7 202 65 122 28 52% .279 9.2 3.0 1.3 5.6 1.36 4.48 1.6 0.1
2006 DET MLB 13 13 0 32 32 208.7 206 67 137 29 48% .277 8.9 2.9 1.3 5.9 1.31 3.84 15.9 1.4
2007 DET MLB 9 13 0 30 30 177.7 199 63 119 22 46% .309 10.1 3.2 1.1 6.0 1.47 4.76 9.4 0.9
2008 DET MLB 7 11 0 32 28 168.7 218 62 108 26 47% .341 11.6 3.3 1.4 5.8 1.66 6.35 4.9 0.3
2009 DET MLB 2 3 0 28 6 49.7 59 28 35 4 43% .333 10.7 5.1 0.7 6.3 1.75 5.44 2.5 0.3
2010 FLO MLB 6 8 0 19 18 100.3 110 40 61 11 44% .298 9.9 3.6 1.0 5.5 1.50 5.47 -1.4 -0.4
2010 PHI MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 5 2 2 1 33% .800 45.0 18.0 9.0 18.0 7.00 54.00 -2.0 -0.2
2011 TAC AAA 6 7 0 18 18 93.3 135 38 55 14 42% .362 13.0 3.7 1.4 5.3 1.85 7.14 6.1 0.6
2012 LVG AAA 0 1 0 9 2 9.0 13 4 5 2 42% .355 13.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 1.89 8.00 0.2 0.0
2012 IOW AAA 0 2 0 14 0 20.0 30 4 15 6 46% .353 13.5 1.8 2.7 6.8 1.70 8.10 -0.6 -0.1
2013 ROU AAA 4 4 0 45 0 50.3 45 23 40 0 55% .300 8.0 4.1 0.0 7.2 1.35 3.04 3.5 0.4
2014 TOL AAA 0 2 0 14 0 21.0 20 13 12 0 68% .290 8.6 5.6 0.0 5.1 1.57 3.43 -0.9 -0.1

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 2385 0.5090 0.4461 0.8562 0.5997 0.2869 0.9066 0.7470 0.1419
2009 870 0.4540 0.4327 0.8005 0.5924 0.2989 0.9060 0.6268 0.1941
2010 1677 0.5128 0.4293 0.8444 0.5826 0.2681 0.9042 0.7078 0.1542
Career49320.50060.4380.84240.59260.28260.90570.71250.1553

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-07 2011-03-31 Camp 24 0 Left Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2011-03-16
2009-11-15 2009-11-15 Off 0 0 Left Groin Surgery Torn Muscle 2009-11-15
2009-09-12 2009-09-20 DTD 8 8 Left Abdomen Inflammation -
2009-06-27 2009-08-26 15-DL 60 52 Left Elbow Surgery Mass Removal 2009-06-30
2009-05-06 2009-05-21 15-DL 15 12 Low Back Strain -
2009-03-25 2009-03-31 Camp 6 0 Left Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2008-04-15 2008-04-15 DTD 0 0 Low Back Soreness -
2007-06-07 2007-06-26 15-DL 19 17 Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2004-09-22 2004-09-22 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion Batted Ball Ring Finger -
2004-06-18 2004-06-18 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
1998-01-01 1998-01-01 Coll 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 DET $9,600,000
2009 DET $7,000,000
2008 DET $4,250,000
2007 DET $3,260,000
2006 DET $402,500
2005 DET $355,000
2004 DET $305,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$25,172,500
7 yrTotal$25,172,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 12 dSteve Canter1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/21/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/19/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 5/29/12. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/16/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/20/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 3 years/$21.25M (2008-10). Signed extension with Detroit 1/16/08 (avoided arbitration). 08:$4.25M, 09:$7M, 10:$10M. 2010 salary increases to $11M with 200 IP in 2009 or 400 IP 2008-09. Award bonus: $0.5M for Cy Young ($0.2M for 2nd in vote, $0.1M for 3rd). Acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 3/30/10 (Tigers to pay $9.6M of 2010 salary, with Marlins paying $0.4M). DFA by Florida 7/21/10, released 7/27/10. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 8/2/10 (minor-league contract). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 8/25/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/6/10. Released by Philadelphia 9/10/10.
  • 1 year/$3.26M (2007). Re-signed by Detroit 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2006). Re-signed by Detroit 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2005). Re-signed by Detroit 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2004). Re-signed by Detroit 2/04.
  • Acquired by Detroit in trade from Florida 1/03.
  • Drafted by Florida 1999 (5-146) (Wichita State).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you care to expand on your worries over the Tigers' future....weak farm? Iffy everyday lineup? The rotation is locked up for a long while. Thank you.
(lemppi from Iowa)
Weak farm; Kevin had them 27th in the organizational rankings this spring. They'll have some financial flexibility after this season, and while Mike Ilich isn't afraid to spend, they absolutely have to avoid the entanglements that produced so much dead salary over the past few years. Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Dontrelle Willis, Nate Robertson, Jeremy Bonderman - I can't think of a team that had so many contracts of $10 million per year blow up on them all at once. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the answer. Bad contracts for Dombrowski? Dontrelle Willis 3-yr/$29M. Nate Robertson 3-yr/$21M. Jeremy Bonderman 4-yr/$38M (I did favor that deal though at the time). Pudge R a $13M option picked up for no apparent reason. Guillen as you noted. He had some real clunkers. I like the guy on the whole...but he created some of the problems they face currently...it wasn't all bad luck.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Yes, those were questionable, except for Bonderman. I would still argue that overall he deserves a solid grade. I'll say something else in his favor: he hasn't blown any money on Chan-Ho Park, or players like Chan Ho. He signed Brandon Lyon for one year, then let Ed Wade sign him for three. Now, the bullpen has been a weakness for the Tigers at times, so you can argue about this, but I would say it's better to stay cheap than to take blind shots in the dark. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)So it appears DET will be paying Dontrell and Nate Robinson about $20m to fill the #5 spots in two rotations. Which one will perform better?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
You kinda have to pick Robertson, don't you? (I'm assuming you did mean Nate Robertson, and not former Knickerbocker Nate Robinson.) If we're thinking purely in terms of probability, there's very little shot of Robertson putting up a 0.6 K/BB rate. With Dontrelle, that would be an improvement over the last two years. (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Tigers sign Brad Penny, or can they put some faith in Nate Robertson/Armando Galaraga not sucking down the stretch?
(David from Winston Salem)
I'd just as soon stick with Robertston/Galarraga. (John Perrotto)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)any thoughts on Nate Robertson's deal? Any idea what it's gonna take to lock up Cabrera?
(DetroitDale from Florida)
I touched on this a bit in today's TA, but basically, that was a solid investment. Cabrera should be gunning for nine figures. (Christina Kahrl)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Nate Robertson threw 6,334 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Change (84mph) and Slider (81mph), also mixing in a Sinker (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph).