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Portrait of Cal Eldred

Cal Eldred PBrewers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1368 86 74 9 939 4.42 10.1
Birth Date11-24-1967
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1991 MIL 23 3 3 16.0 16.0 0.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 73 20 9 8 2 27 6 6 0 10 4.50 4.41 3.75 3.5 0.4
1992 MIL 24 14 14 100.3 100.3 0.0 11 2 0 0 12 1 394 76 21 20 4 104 23 23 2 62 1.79 2.82 2.78 23.0 2.5
1993 MIL 25 36 36 258.0 258.0 0.0 16 16 0 0 21 4 1087 232 120 115 32 389 91 86 10 180 4.01 4.39 4.85 21.5 2.2
1994 MIL 26 25 25 179.0 179.0 0.0 11 11 0 0 13 3 769 158 96 93 23 267 84 84 4 98 4.68 5.25 6.28 2.3 0.2
1995 MIL 27 4 4 23.7 23.7 0.0 1 1 0 0 2 0 104 24 10 9 4 39 10 10 1 18 3.42 5.21 4.92 2.9 0.3
1996 MIL 28 15 15 84.7 84.7 0.0 4 4 0 0 6 0 363 82 43 42 8 127 38 38 4 50 4.46 4.78 5.68 8.0 0.8
1997 MIL 29 34 34 202.0 202.0 0.0 13 15 0 0 15 1 885 207 118 112 31 349 89 89 9 122 4.99 5.39 5.87 6.2 0.2
1998 MIL 30 23 23 133.0 133.0 0.0 4 8 0 0 9 0 602 157 82 71 14 241 61 58 4 86 4.80 4.61 4.97 9.9 0.8
1999 MIL 31 20 15 82.0 74.7 7.3 2 8 0 0 5 0 392 101 75 71 19 183 46 46 1 60 7.79 6.34 6.62 -4.5 -0.6
2000 CHA 32 20 20 112.0 112.0 0.0 10 2 0 0 8 1 492 103 61 57 12 168 59 59 5 97 4.58 4.60 4.83 19.0 1.8
2001 CHA 33 2 2 6.0 6.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 34 12 9 9 1 17 3 2 3 6 13.50 6.26 5.71 0.7 0.1
2003 SLN 35 62 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 7 4 8 6 0 0 293 62 32 28 9 103 31 27 4 67 3.74 4.28 4.59 7.1 0.8
2004 SLN 36 52 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 4 2 1 4 0 0 282 71 31 28 11 119 17 16 1 54 3.76 4.28 5.03 2.4 0.3
2005 SLN 37 31 1 37.0 3.0 34.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 160 35 9 9 3 48 18 15 2 29 2.19 4.10 4.16 4.7 0.5
Career3411921368.01192.3175.786749119210593013407166721732181576559509394.424.725.17106.910.1

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
1989 BLT A 5 5 31.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 STO A+ 7 7 50.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 ELP AA 19 19 110.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 MIL MLB 3 3 16.0 3.75 121 .282 .266 .327 .407 .263 .327 106 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
1991 DEN AAA 29 29 185.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MIL MLB 14 14 100.3 2.78 132 .204 .258 .328 .385 .265 .238 94 23.0 2.5 23.0 2.5
1992 DEN AAA 19 19 141.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MIL MLB 36 36 258.0 4.85 97 .250 .268 .337 .410 .265 .258 99 21.5 2.2 21.5 2.2
1994 MIL MLB 25 25 179.0 6.28 81 .245 .274 .344 .436 .268 .241 100 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
1995 MIL MLB 4 4 23.7 4.92 104 .269 .262 .338 .422 .262 .282 101 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
1996 MIL MLB 15 15 84.7 5.68 94 .252 .280 .352 .458 .272 .281 99 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
1996 NWO AAA 6 6 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MIL MLB 34 34 202.0 5.87 78 .272 .272 .340 .434 .266 .278 97 6.1 0.6 6.2 0.2
1998 MIL MLB 23 23 133.0 4.97 90 .285 .264 .326 .408 .256 .327 97 8.3 0.8 9.9 0.8
1999 MIL MLB 20 15 82.0 6.62 62 .309 .264 .336 .421 .259 .308 96 -4.1 -0.4 -4.5 -0.6
1999 HUN AA 2 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LOU AAA 4 4 18.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 20 20 112.0 4.83 105 .253 .276 .351 .450 .267 .285 96 17.0 1.6 19.0 1.8
2000 CHR AAA 2 2 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 2 2 6.0 5.71 89 .366 .277 .350 .479 .274 .524 104 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2003 SLN MLB 62 0 67.3 4.59 102 .261 .262 .329 .421 .258 .291 101 5.9 0.6 7.1 0.8
2004 SLN MLB 52 0 67.0 5.03 87 .268 .262 .323 .422 .260 .302 95 2.8 0.3 2.4 0.3
2005 SLN MLB 31 1 37.0 4.16 109 .243 .260 .324 .418 .258 .296 100 5.1 0.5 4.7 0.5
2005 SFD AA 3 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -5.000 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
1989 BLT A 2 1 0 5 5 31.3 23 11 32 0 0% .000 6.6 3.2 0.0 9.2 1.09 2.30 0.0 0.0
1990 ELP AA 5 4 0 19 19 110.3 126 47 93 9 0% .000 10.3 3.8 0.7 7.6 1.57 4.49 0.0 0.0
1990 STO A+ 4 2 0 7 7 50.0 31 19 75 2 0% .000 5.6 3.4 0.4 13.5 1.00 1.62 0.0 0.0
1991 MIL MLB 2 0 0 3 3 16.0 20 6 10 2 33% .327 11.2 3.4 1.1 5.6 1.62 4.50 3.5 0.4
1991 DEN AAA 13 9 0 29 29 185.0 161 84 168 13 0% .000 7.8 4.1 0.6 8.2 1.32 3.75 0.0 0.0
1992 MIL MLB 11 2 0 14 14 100.3 76 23 62 4 39% .238 6.8 2.1 0.4 5.6 0.99 1.79 23.0 2.5
1992 DEN AAA 10 6 0 19 19 141.0 122 42 99 9 0% .000 7.8 2.7 0.6 6.3 1.16 3.00 0.0 0.0
1993 MIL MLB 16 16 0 36 36 258.0 232 91 180 32 39% .258 8.1 3.2 1.1 6.3 1.25 4.01 21.5 2.2
1994 MIL MLB 11 11 0 25 25 179.0 158 84 98 23 43% .241 7.9 4.2 1.2 4.9 1.35 4.68 2.3 0.2
1995 MIL MLB 1 1 0 4 4 23.7 24 10 18 4 41% .282 9.1 3.8 1.5 6.8 1.44 3.42 2.9 0.3
1996 MIL MLB 4 4 0 15 15 84.7 82 38 50 8 39% .281 8.7 4.0 0.9 5.3 1.42 4.46 8.0 0.8
1996 NWO AAA 2 2 0 6 6 32.3 24 17 30 2 0% .000 6.7 4.7 0.6 8.4 1.27 3.34 0.0 0.0
1997 MIL MLB 13 15 0 34 34 202.0 207 89 122 31 37% .278 9.2 4.0 1.4 5.4 1.47 4.99 6.2 0.2
1998 MIL MLB 4 8 0 23 23 133.0 157 61 86 14 40% .327 10.6 4.1 0.9 5.8 1.64 4.80 9.9 0.8
1999 MIL MLB 2 8 0 20 15 82.0 101 46 60 19 38% .308 11.1 5.0 2.1 6.6 1.79 7.79 -4.5 -0.6
1999 LOU AAA 0 1 0 4 4 18.7 19 10 21 4 0% .000 9.1 4.8 1.9 10.1 1.55 5.29 0.0 0.0
1999 HUN AA 0 1 0 2 2 12.0 13 3 10 2 0% .000 9.8 2.2 1.5 7.5 1.33 7.50 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 10 2 0 20 20 112.0 103 59 97 12 47% .285 8.3 4.7 1.0 7.8 1.45 4.58 19.0 1.8
2000 CHR AAA 0 1 0 2 2 5.0 4 0 1 2 0% .000 7.2 0.0 3.6 1.8 0.80 7.20 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 0 1 0 2 2 6.0 12 3 6 1 50% .524 18.0 4.5 1.5 9.0 2.50 13.50 0.7 0.1
2003 SLN MLB 7 4 8 62 0 67.3 62 31 67 9 41% .291 8.3 4.1 1.2 9.0 1.38 3.74 7.1 0.8
2004 SLN MLB 4 2 1 52 0 67.0 71 17 54 11 40% .302 9.5 2.3 1.5 7.3 1.31 3.76 2.4 0.3
2005 SFD AA 1 0 0 3 0 6.0 5 0 1 0 0% -5.000 7.5 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.83 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 SLN MLB 1 0 0 31 1 37.0 35 18 29 3 50% .296 8.5 4.4 0.7 7.1 1.43 2.19 4.7 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-04-11 2005-06-12 60-DL 62 56 General Medical Illness Myopericarditis -
2001-04-12 2001-10-16 60-DL 187 154 Right Elbow Soreness Possible Surgery - -
2001-04-06 2001-04-11 DTD 5 5 - Back Soreness - -
2000-07-15 2000-09-27 15-DL 74 68 Right Elbow Surgery Olecranon Stress Fracture Screw Inserted 2000-09-07 -
2000-07-15 2000-07-15 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis - -
1999-09-08 1999-09-26 DTD 18 17 Right Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle - -
1999-07-02 1999-08-17 15-DL 46 39 Right Forearm Strain - -
1999-03-30 1999-04-20 15-DL 21 13 Right Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Stress Fracture - -
1998-07-27 1998-09-28 60-DL 63 57 Right Elbow Stress Fracture - -
1996-04-02 1996-07-14 60-DL 103 89 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1995-06-23 -
1995-05-15 1995-10-02 60-DL 140 127 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1995-06-23 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SLN $600,000
2004 SLN $900,000
2003 SLN $500,000
2001 CHA $750,000
2000 CHA $5,400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$8,150,000
5 yrTotal$8,150,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 99 d1 yr/$0.6M (05)

Details
  • retired 11/05 re-signed as a free agent 12/04
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/03, 1 year/$0.9M (04)
  • signed as a free agent from CWS 1 year/$0.5M (03) (minor-league contract)
  • CWS declined 02 option 11/01
  • 1 year/$1M (01)+$0.75M 02 club option

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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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Presumably, at this stage of his career, his arm is attached at the joints by school glue and cargo hooks. Nevertheless, Eldred has turned in a nice pair of years as a Cardinal reliever. The organization thought enough of his work to re-up him for '05. The pattern down the stretch was to give the more critical innings to other right-handers, but there are worse guys to have as the fourth option out of the pen.
2002 In his New Historical Baseball Abstract, Bill James revives his "Decade in a Box" feature, a section in which he provides all kinds of information—some serious, some fun—about each ten-year stretch from 1870 through today. One of the humorous notations is, "Could I Try This Career Over?" a phrase placed next to names like Ken Brett and Bob Cerv, players who had ability, but who never lived up to the potential they showed in their early 20s. Cal Eldred might like to try his career over. He's all but retired as this book is being written, and he seems content with the idea. In 1992, a 24-year-old Eldred just missed pitching a forgettable Brewers team to the AL East title, making 14 starts in which he threw 100 innings and posted a 1.79 ERA. Rookie manager Phil Garner worked Eldred into the ground, including one stretch of 387 pitches in three starts over 12 days, capped by a 143-pitch outing. Eldred was never as effective a pitcher after that. He would never again have an ERA under 4.00 (save a four-start season in 1995), and he would spend most of the next nine years either injured, rehabbing an injury, or waiting for the next injury. Cal Eldred—and pitchers like him whose paths to fame and fortune ended before they began—are a good reason to not begrudge baseball players the money they make. Their careers are short, they subject their talent to considerable risk, they can suffer tremendous pain, and when they're no longer of use to their employers, they're discarded.
2001 For the first time in eons, Cal Eldred almost had consistent command of his curve and fastball. Then he strained his troublesome elbow in July. After two months of hoping it would get better, he had a screw surgically implanted to stabilize a stress fracture. This being his first good year since before we knew who Monica Lewinsky was, he'd tried to pitch though the injury. Eldred has had stress fractures before, but his elbow problems will never let him pitch a full season, let alone pitch consistently. He’s the guy who didn’t bounce back from Tommy John surgery; while he made an impressive effort last year, you can't count on him. The Sox have re-signed him to a one-year contract.
2000 He’s now entering the last year of a four-year contract that should have gotten Sal Bando fired on the spot, since Eldred had already blown out his arm in 1995. He frustrated the Brewers all year with his unwillingness to abandon his power-pitcher mentality and start using his good curve and change-up, preferring to try to aim slow heat and get lit up. With a change of approach, he might get back to being an adequate fifth starter. Don't bet on it.
1999 He’s expected to be as healthy as he’s ever going to be in time for camp, which is more than you can say for Jeff D’Amico. Hittable, wilder than you’d like from somebody now relying on junk. At this point, the most you can really hope for is for him to be a living reminder to Garner about what not to do to your starting pitchers.
1998 Because this was his first full season since the elbow reconstruction, ’97 has to be considered a victory of sorts. Eldred may benefit from the move to the National League, because outside of Coors it’s a friendlier environment for finesse/flyball pitchers, which is what Eldred has to get used to being.
1997 Threw just over 5000 pitches in 1993 and faced nearly 1100 batters, despite complaining of a dead arm and shoulder pain in late August. In 1994 he led the majors in starts with 25, and didn’t pitch nearly as well as he did the year before. In the two full years since, he’s had 19 starts.
1996  As a result of the overuse he had to endure, he isn't expected to be back in Milwaukee until late in the '96 season, if then. He had to have a Tommy John-style ligament transplant, and what he's got left after the surgery is a big question.

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UTK Wrap: Early Action, Early HurtsWill Carroll2008-02-29
UTK Wrap: KickoffWill Carroll2008-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-16
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, who are the pitchers coming onto the ballot next year? I've heard that there's going to be a wave which will cut into Blyleven's vote count. Is that true? Also, do you see the Vets Committee enshrining Lou and Tram after Tram drops off the ballot (this seems, rather unfortunately, inevitible).
(David from Huntersville NC)
Pitchers eligible for next year's ballot include Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Wilson Alvarez, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Paul Quantrill, Cal Eldred, Kirk Rueter and Steve Reed. I don't see any of them cutting into anybody's support, and other than the first three, I don't see any of them even getting through the nomination stage. Though if Mike Jackson can... (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Loewen: Will the screw in his arm effect his longevity? Will it put him at risk for a by-product injury? Can he still have the power arm? Other than Cal Eldred, who else has pithced with a screw in his arm? How is he doing? Thanks.
(ButkusSayers from Chicago)
I could be wrong, but I think the screw was removed. There have been a couple pitchers who have had similar injuries -- Derrick Turnbow and Bobby Jenks come to mind -- and I think Loewen should come back pretty effectively. He's "on schedule" and should be throwing at the same pace with the other pitchers when the Orioles open camp. (Will Carroll)


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