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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 238.3 11 13 3 172 5.14 2.2
Birth Date10-18-1976
Height5' 9"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1999 FLO 22 3 1 6.3 2.0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 10 8 8 1 16 5 5 0 7 11.37 5.28 6.80 -0.9 -0.1
2002 FLO 25 47 18 139.7 105.7 34.0 8 8 1 2 9 0 611 144 71 69 17 235 60 57 6 95 4.45 4.52 4.77 12.5 1.3
2003 FLO 26 50 6 81.0 30.0 51.0 3 4 2 1 3 0 353 82 44 42 6 122 36 33 1 58 4.67 3.87 4.27 8.8 1.0
2004 FLO 27 2 2 4.0 4.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 23 6 8 8 0 6 6 6 1 3 18.00 6.70 8.97 -1.0 -0.1
2004 TEX 27 6 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 29 9 6 6 1 13 3 3 1 7 10.12 5.22 5.12 0.8 0.1
2005 TEX 28 3 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 3 3 1 8 1 1 1 2 13.50 10.55 9.72 -0.9 -0.1
Career11127238.3141.796.7111334120106025614013626400111105101725.144.424.7819.32.2

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
1997 UTI A- 12 12 69.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KNC A 10 10 55.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PME AA 18 18 107.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FLO MLB 3 1 6.3 6.80 53 .360 .255 .329 .363 .248 .500 93 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
1999 PME AA 25 25 154.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLG AAA 2 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PME AA 25 25 141.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt 2 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FLO MLB 47 18 139.7 4.77 92 .271 .257 .322 .410 .258 .293 98 8.6 0.9 12.5 1.3
2003 FLO MLB 50 6 81.0 4.27 105 .261 .261 .325 .410 .256 .302 97 9.1 0.9 8.8 1.0
2004 FLO MLB 2 2 4.0 8.97 4 .365 .264 .323 .402 .253 .462 97 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2004 TEX MLB 6 0 5.3 5.12 106 .322 .270 .340 .404 .257 .471 108 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2004 JUP A+ 1 1 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ABQ AAA 22 19 113.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 3 0 2.0 9.72 4 .414 .263 .359 .421 .276 .500 105 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2005 OKL AAA 43 2 59.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FRE AAA 35 13 111.0 6.16 66 .268 .275 .351 .424 .271 .289 100 -2.4 -0.2 0.9 0.1
2007 IND AAA 27 19 127.0 5.97 59 .250 .256 .324 .384 .253 .262 90 -10.7 -1.0 -11.9 -0.6
2007 MAG Wnt 5 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MOC Wnt 6 6 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 PAW AAA 34 8 77.7 6.56 44 .277 .265 .332 .406 .264 .263 88 -13.6 -1.3 -13.6 -1.3
2009 AKR AA 4 4 22.7 4.59 98 .292 .261 .335 .390 .264 .341 102 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2009 COH AAA 8 0 17.3 6.48 73 .291 .264 .324 .393 .245 .338 119 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2009 MCT mex 10 9 47.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 MTR mex 5 4 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 lla Wnt 10 8 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TAB mex 2 2 6.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 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
1997 UTI A- 3 3 0 12 12 69.3 65 11 67 8 0% .298 8.4 1.4 1.0 8.7 1.10 3.77 0.0 0.0
1998 KNC A 6 1 0 10 10 55.3 44 13 47 3 0% .000 7.2 2.1 0.5 7.6 1.03 2.77 0.0 0.0
1998 PME AA 9 5 0 18 18 107.3 113 36 97 15 0% .000 9.5 3.0 1.3 8.1 1.39 4.11 0.0 0.0
1999 FLO MLB 0 0 0 3 1 6.3 10 5 7 1 32% .500 14.2 7.1 1.4 9.9 2.37 11.37 -0.9 -0.1
1999 CLG AAA 0 2 0 2 2 9.0 19 4 5 2 0% .000 19.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 2.56 12.00 0.0 0.0
1999 PME AA 13 4 0 25 25 154.7 137 45 152 13 0% .000 8.0 2.6 0.8 8.8 1.18 2.62 0.0 0.0
2001 PME AA 9 8 0 25 25 141.0 143 41 131 17 0% .000 9.1 2.6 1.1 8.4 1.30 3.57 0.0 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 1 1 3 0 0% .000 3.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0.67 6.00 0.0 0.0
2002 FLO MLB 8 8 1 47 18 139.7 144 60 95 17 49% .293 9.3 3.9 1.1 6.1 1.46 4.45 12.5 1.3
2003 FLO MLB 3 4 2 50 6 81.0 82 36 58 6 49% .302 9.1 4.0 0.7 6.4 1.46 4.67 8.8 1.0
2004 ABQ AAA 8 4 0 22 19 113.3 109 39 88 17 0% .279 8.7 3.1 1.4 7.0 1.31 3.97 0.0 0.0
2004 JUP A+ 0 1 0 1 1 3.3 3 3 1 0 0% .250 8.2 8.2 0.0 2.7 1.82 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 0 0 0 6 0 5.3 9 3 7 1 56% .471 15.2 5.1 1.7 11.8 2.25 10.12 0.8 0.1
2004 FLO MLB 0 1 0 2 2 4.0 6 6 3 0 38% .462 13.5 13.5 0.0 6.8 3.00 18.00 -1.0 -0.1
2005 OKL AAA 3 2 2 43 2 59.3 52 29 52 5 0% -.500 7.9 4.4 0.8 7.9 1.37 3.79 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 5 1 2 1 33% .500 22.5 4.5 4.5 9.0 3.00 13.50 -0.9 -0.1
2006 FRE AAA 8 5 0 35 13 111.0 113 42 81 12 49% .289 9.2 3.4 1.0 6.6 1.40 3.81 0.9 0.1
2007 MAG Wnt 0 1 0 5 1 5.0 7 1 2 1 0% .353 12.6 1.8 1.8 3.6 1.60 12.60 0.0 0.0
2007 MOC Wnt 1 4 0 6 6 28.0 34 9 15 2 0% .308 10.9 2.9 0.6 4.8 1.54 4.18 0.0 0.0
2007 IND AAA 8 5 0 27 19 127.0 115 43 71 14 47% .262 8.1 3.0 1.0 5.0 1.24 3.90 -11.9 -0.6
2008 PAW AAA 3 6 2 34 8 77.7 76 33 47 12 41% .263 8.8 3.8 1.4 5.4 1.40 5.10 -13.6 -1.3
2009 MCT mex 3 1 0 10 9 47.0 47 20 28 5 0% .280 9.0 3.8 1.0 5.4 1.43 3.83 0.0 0.0
2009 MTR mex 2 0 0 5 4 23.7 22 13 11 3 0% .250 8.4 4.9 1.1 4.2 1.48 3.04 0.0 0.0
2009 AKR AA 2 2 0 4 4 22.7 29 12 13 1 45% .341 11.5 4.8 0.4 5.2 1.81 5.55 1.5 0.2
2009 COH AAA 0 0 0 8 0 17.3 24 6 10 2 37% .338 12.5 3.1 1.0 5.2 1.73 7.80 -1.2 -0.1
2009 lla Wnt 4 1 0 10 8 37.7 40 20 23 2 0% .314 9.5 4.8 0.5 5.5 1.59 4.30 0.0 0.0
2010 TAB mex 0 0 0 2 2 6.3 10 2 4 0 0% .417 14.3 2.9 0.0 5.7 1.90 2.86 0.0 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-15 2009-08-24 Minors 9 0 Left Hand Contusion -
2000-04-03 2000-10-02 60-DL 182 161 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2000-04-04 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 FLO $450,000
2003 FLO $300,000
2002 FLO $201,000
2000 BOS $201,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,152,000
4 yrTotal$1,152,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 62 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 1/4/08 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from SF 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from TX 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/05 optioned to Triple-A 6/05 contract purchased 6/05 re-signed as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract) claimed off waivers from FL 9/04 designated for assignment 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 7/04 recalled 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 4/04 avoided arbitration 12/03, 1 year/$0.45M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03) 3/03 contract purchased 11/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 Last year was the since 2001 that Michael Tejera didn`t get called up, which makes sense given the 13.50 ERA in his last few calls and his declining strikeout rate at Triple-A; we`re smelling burnt toast.
2003 Tejera was thrown into Brad Penny’s slot when Penny hit the DL in June and he won four straight starts. By late September, he’d given it all back and been kicked back to the bullpen. It isn’t hard to pull for Tejera, who’s 5¢9= and looks like he’d blow off the mound in a stiff wind, but his peripherals and control aren’t good. He’ll be in the mix for a rotation slot in 2003.
2002 He made a reasonably successful return from Tommy John surgery, staying healthy and at one level all year. Yes, that's success. He didn't have a ton of velocity to lose, so it's just a matter of sorting through what works and getting his command—which used to be very good—back. By 2004, he'll have a job and some pretty good press.
2000 The influx of pitching talent acquired through trades has pushed Tejera into the background. He’s a short left-hander who defected from Cuba in 1995 at the age of 17 and may be the least-publicized Cuban defector in recent memory. He’s ahead of the Penny/Grilli class, without their upside, and is a real sleeper this spring.
1999 A short lefty picked out of a nearby Miami high school in the ‘95 draft, Tejera was actually a member of the Cuban junior national team who defected. More advanced than much of this year’s rotation fodder, he may sneak in once the repercussions of Leyland’s abuses come into full bloom.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Cuban ImportsJohn Perrotto2012-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Causation, Grit, and ImperfectionJim Baker2007-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessInternational Prospectus: Cuban ImportsJohn Perrotto2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCaribbean Series: Day FiveDerek Jacques2007-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Game OneJoe Sheehan2003-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Florida Marlins vs. New York YankeesJoe Sheehan2003-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Chicago Cubs vs. Florida MarlinsChristina Kahrl2003-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: San Francisco Giants vs. Florida MarlinsJonah Keri2003-09-30
Prospectus Today: LDS PreviewsJoe Sheehan2003-09-30
Prospectus Triple Play: New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Hiding Your WeaknessJoe Sheehan2003-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2003-02-12
The Week in Quotes: August 26-September 1Derek Zumsteg2002-09-03
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
The Midseason Awards: Our Picks at the BreakGreg Spira2002-07-09
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20


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