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Mark Guthrie PTwins

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 765 978.7 51 54 14 4.05 10.3
Birth Date9-22-1965
Height6' 4"
Weight192 lbs
Age51 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1989 MIN MLB 13 8 57.3 2 4 0 66 21 38 7 .262 106 10.4 3.3 1.1 6.0 45% .316 .292 1.52 4.25 4.55 101 4.02 96.7 0.7
1990 MIN MLB 24 21 144.7 7 9 0 154 39 101 8 .262 103 9.6 2.4 0.5 6.3 48% .322 .249 1.33 2.95 3.79 83 3.20 74.6 3.4
1991 MIN MLB 41 12 98.0 7 5 2 116 41 72 11 .258 106 10.7 3.8 1.0 6.6 41% .342 .287 1.60 4.18 4.32 101 5.03 116.3 0.1
1992 MIN MLB 54 0 75.0 2 3 5 59 23 76 7 .261 101 7.1 2.8 0.8 9.1 55% .264 .222 1.09 2.89 2.88 60 2.07 50.3 2.5
1993 MIN MLB 22 0 21.0 2 1 0 20 16 15 2 .264 99 8.6 6.9 0.9 6.4 44% .295 .284 1.71 5.08 4.71 113 6.44 138.9 -0.3
1994 MIN MLB 50 2 51.3 4 2 1 65 18 38 8 .269 103 11.4 3.2 1.4 6.7 43% .339 .310 1.62 4.91 6.14 97 4.63 93.4 0.5
1995 LAN 0 24 0 19.7 0 2 0 19 9 19 1 .260 91 8.7 4.1 0.5 8.7 48% .295 .259 1.42 3.32 3.66 78 4.56 93.4 0.2
1995 MIN 0 36 0 42.3 5 3 0 47 16 48 5 .267 104 10.0 3.4 1.1 10.2 46% .378 .261 1.49 3.61 4.46 77 4.16 85.2 0.6
1996 LAN MLB 66 0 73.0 2 3 1 65 22 56 3 .259 90 8.0 2.7 0.4 6.9 54% .282 .225 1.19 3.03 2.22 91 3.93 77.6 1.3
1997 LAN MLB 62 0 69.3 1 4 1 71 30 42 12 .265 95 9.2 3.9 1.6 5.5 45% .268 .279 1.46 5.41 5.32 110 5.78 120.3 -0.4
1998 LAN MLB 53 0 54.0 2 1 0 56 24 45 3 .266 91 9.3 4.0 0.5 7.5 50% .317 .268 1.48 3.56 3.50 97 5.18 107.3 0.1
1999 BOS 0 46 0 46.3 1 1 2 50 20 36 9 .271 97 9.7 3.9 1.7 7.0 43% .293 .291 1.51 5.59 5.83 97 5.11 99.3 0.3
1999 CHN 0 11 0 12.3 0 2 0 7 4 9 1 .264 100 5.1 2.9 0.7 6.6 41% .182 .177 0.89 3.64 3.65 96 4.69 91.1 0.1
2000 CHN 0 19 0 18.7 2 3 0 17 10 17 1 .251 98 8.2 4.8 0.5 8.2 59% .302 .255 1.45 3.69 4.82 93 5.26 101.3 0.1
2000 TBA 0 34 0 32.0 1 1 0 33 18 26 4 .264 96 9.3 5.1 1.1 7.3 44% .299 .258 1.59 4.90 4.50 92 4.23 81.4 0.5
2000 TOR 0 23 0 20.7 0 2 0 20 9 20 3 .262 95 8.7 3.9 1.3 8.7 56% .309 .244 1.40 4.62 4.79 92 3.64 70.0 0.5
2001 OAK MLB 54 0 52.3 6 2 1 49 20 52 7 .269 94 8.4 3.4 1.2 8.9 47% .296 .264 1.32 4.22 4.47 92 4.67 96.7 0.4
2002 NYN MLB 68 0 48.0 5 3 1 35 19 44 3 .270 94 6.6 3.6 0.6 8.2 66% .260 .213 1.12 3.10 2.44 91 4.39 94.1 0.5
2003 CHN MLB 65 0 42.7 2 3 0 40 22 24 6 .267 103 8.4 4.6 1.3 5.1 51% .258 .263 1.45 5.43 2.74 118 6.61 138.6 -0.6
1995 TOT MLB 60 0 62.0 5 5 0 66 25 67 6 .265 100 9.6 3.6 0.9 9.7 47% .349 .260 1.47 3.51 4.21 77 4.29 87.8 0.8
1999 TOT MLB 57 0 58.7 1 3 2 57 24 45 10 .270 97 8.7 3.7 1.5 6.9 43% .272 .270 1.38 5.18 5.37 97 5.02 97.6 0.4
2000 TOT MLB 76 0 71.3 3 6 0 70 37 63 8 .260 96 8.8 4.7 1.0 7.9 51% .302 .253 1.50 4.50 4.67 92 4.33 83.3 1.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1987 VIS A+ 4 1 12.0 2 1 0 10 5 9 0 .000 7.5 3.8 0.0 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.25 2.92 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
1988 VIS A+ 25 25 171.3 12 9 0 169 86 182 6 .000 8.9 4.5 0.3 9.6 0% .000 .000 1.49 2.93 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
1989 MIN MLB 13 8 57.3 2 4 0 66 21 38 7 .262 106 10.4 3.3 1.1 6.0 45% .316 .292 1.52 4.25 4.55 101 4.02 96.7
1989 ORL AA 14 14 96.0 8 3 0 75 38 103 4 .000 7.0 3.6 0.4 9.7 0% .000 .000 1.18 2.60 1.97 0 0.00 0.0
1989 POR AAA 7 7 44.3 3 4 0 45 16 35 4 .000 9.1 3.3 0.8 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.38 4.02 3.66 0 0.00 0.0
1990 MIN MLB 24 21 144.7 7 9 0 154 39 101 8 .262 103 9.6 2.4 0.5 6.3 48% .322 .249 1.33 2.95 3.79 83 3.20 74.6
1990 POR AAA 9 8 42.3 1 3 0 47 12 39 1 .000 10.0 2.6 0.2 8.3 0% .000 .000 1.39 2.88 2.98 0 0.00 0.0
1991 MIN MLB 41 12 98.0 7 5 2 116 41 72 11 .258 106 10.7 3.8 1.0 6.6 41% .342 .287 1.60 4.18 4.32 101 5.03 116.3
1992 MIN MLB 54 0 75.0 2 3 5 59 23 76 7 .261 101 7.1 2.8 0.8 9.1 55% .264 .222 1.09 2.89 2.88 60 2.07 50.3
1993 MIN MLB 22 0 21.0 2 1 0 20 16 15 2 .264 99 8.6 6.9 0.9 6.4 44% .295 .284 1.71 5.08 4.71 113 6.44 138.9
1994 MIN MLB 50 2 51.3 4 2 1 65 18 38 8 .269 103 11.4 3.2 1.4 6.7 43% .339 .310 1.62 4.91 6.14 97 4.63 93.4
1995 LAN MLB 24 0 19.7 0 2 0 19 9 19 1 .260 91 8.7 4.1 0.5 8.7 48% .295 .259 1.42 3.32 3.66 78 4.56 93.4
1995 MIN MLB 36 0 42.3 5 3 0 47 16 48 5 .267 104 10.0 3.4 1.1 10.2 46% .378 .261 1.49 3.61 4.46 77 4.16 85.2
1996 LAN MLB 66 0 73.0 2 3 1 65 22 56 3 .259 90 8.0 2.7 0.4 6.9 54% .282 .225 1.19 3.03 2.22 91 3.93 77.6
1997 LAN MLB 62 0 69.3 1 4 1 71 30 42 12 .265 95 9.2 3.9 1.6 5.5 45% .268 .279 1.46 5.41 5.32 110 5.78 120.3
1998 LAN MLB 53 0 54.0 2 1 0 56 24 45 3 .266 91 9.3 4.0 0.5 7.5 50% .317 .268 1.48 3.56 3.50 97 5.18 107.3
1999 BOS MLB 46 0 46.3 1 1 2 50 20 36 9 .271 97 9.7 3.9 1.7 7.0 43% .293 .291 1.51 5.59 5.83 97 5.11 99.3
1999 CHN MLB 11 0 12.3 0 2 0 7 4 9 1 .264 100 5.1 2.9 0.7 6.6 41% .182 .177 0.89 3.64 3.65 96 4.69 91.1
1999 PAW AAA 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 1.43 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 19 0 18.7 2 3 0 17 10 17 1 .251 98 8.2 4.8 0.5 8.2 59% .302 .255 1.45 3.69 4.82 93 5.26 101.3
2000 TBA MLB 34 0 32.0 1 1 0 33 18 26 4 .264 96 9.3 5.1 1.1 7.3 44% .299 .258 1.59 4.90 4.50 92 4.23 81.4
2000 TOR MLB 23 0 20.7 0 2 0 20 9 20 3 .262 95 8.7 3.9 1.3 8.7 56% .309 .244 1.40 4.62 4.79 92 3.64 70.0
2001 OAK MLB 54 0 52.3 6 2 1 49 20 52 7 .269 94 8.4 3.4 1.2 8.9 47% .296 .264 1.32 4.22 4.47 92 4.67 96.7
2002 NYN MLB 68 0 48.0 5 3 1 35 19 44 3 .270 94 6.6 3.6 0.6 8.2 66% .260 .213 1.12 3.10 2.44 91 4.39 94.1
2003 CHN MLB 65 0 42.7 2 3 0 40 22 24 6 .267 103 8.4 4.6 1.3 5.1 51% .258 .263 1.45 5.43 2.74 118 6.61 138.6

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  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2003-05-13 2003-06-03 15-DL 21 18 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
1999-07-04 1999-07-25 15-DL 21 18 Right Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon - -
1993-05-29 1993-10-04 60-DL 128 118 Left Shoulder Surgery Blood Clot - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 CHN $1,600,000
2002 NYN $1,800,000
2001 OAK $1,800,000
2000 CHN, TOR $1,600,000
2000 TBA $1,600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$8,400,000
4 yrTotal$8,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 32 d

Details
  • released 3/05 signed as a free agent from PIT 1/05 released 3/04 signed as a free agent from CHC 2/04 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from NYM 1/03, 1 year/$1.9M (03)+$2.2M 04 club option $0.3M buyout
  • acquired in trade from OAK 12/01
  • 2 year/$3.6M (01-02) ($1.8M/year)

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2004 The ERA looks good, but Guthrie's strikeout rate declined by nearly half, and he spent three months on the shelf with elbow tendinitis. He wasn't at all effective against lefties, and he doesn't really have the stamina to face more than two or three hitters. The Cubs have a club option on him for 2004; Jim Hendry should treat him to a nice meal at Thu or Trotter's, then send him packing.
2003 Although Guthrie pitched in 68 games, and that seems like a lot, he also warmed up in several games as a decoy, as Bobby Valentine angled to be extra clever. He’s never really been a true situational lefty. As a one-time starter, he’s actually pretty even in terms of getting right- and left-handed batters out. Nevertheless, he did get enough game action to have his best season in years, and he was easily the best thing in the Mets pen not named Armando Benitez.
2002 When Guthrie was first signed, there were some mumblings about moving him into the rotation. He stayed in the pen and was bitten by the home-run bug. His other numbers were pretty reasonable, but he allowed seven bombs in 53 innings; that's not an acceptable performance in his role at Network Associates Coliseum. Guthrie's sustained strikeout rate bodes well for some improvement in 2002, and the move to Shea Stadium—he was dealt for David Justice—will help him.
2001 One of the more interesting experiments this spring involves Mark Guthrie, who has been signed by the A's and will be given a chance to win a rotation spot. Guthrie, who was a starter when he reached the majors, has never fit the situational left-hander role and has at times been vocal about wanting to start again. It's a low-cost gamble by Billy Beane; if it doesn't work, Guthrie can still contribute as a setup man.
2000 Andy MacPhail collects ex-Twins like they were Pokemon cards, except there won't be a rush on ex-Twins at Christmas. Guthrie isn’t your typical left-handed reliever, because he doesn't own left-handed hitters. He's a useful second left-hander and middle man on a team that has someone else to bust Sean Casey or Jeromy Burnitz inside.
1999 He won't be back for the Dodgers, and neither party is losing any sleep over it. Guthrie would prefer to have an opportunity to start, although he's had all of his success as a reliever. He's not much different than Greg Swindell, who got a nice three-year deal from the Diamondbacks, so there are definitely jobs out there for him.
1998 Part of the collapsed bullpen of 1997. Guthrie’s velocity seemed to completely vanish, and right-handed hitters, the few times they faced him, waited on a cripple pitch and hammered it. Effective against lefties, but his extreme platoon split makes him vulnerable and really limits his utility. Maybe if the other team promises not to pinch-hit a righty, he’s a good bet to help a pen.
1997 Makes your bullpen full and light. Fills a need, and will likely do so for several years to come. He’s finally found the role he can excel at, and his pitches are too good for him not to succeed.
1996  Still recovering from the blood clot in his shoulder that derailed his '93 season, an injury which seems to have sapped his forkball of its bite. Nevertheless, he fools a lot of batters with a deceptive delivery and a mix of curves, changes and the forkball. Since Lasorda usually puts a heavier load on his top two or three relievers, Guthrie may get a lot of time in '96.

BP Articles

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Shortstops on the Ocean FloorWilson Karaman2017-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Bronx is BurningDaniel Rathman2013-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Runs? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Runs!Geoff Young2012-02-21
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessManufactured Runs: How Often Do Deadline Deals Pay Off?Colin Wyers2011-07-29
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
The Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Strike Zones, Trilobites, and a Vicious CycleDan Fox2006-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
Prospectus Q&A: Terry Ryan, Part IJonah Keri2004-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-31, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-03-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-03-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsRany Jazayerli2003-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: LapsesJoe Sheehan2003-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Chicago Cubs vs. Florida MarlinsChristina Kahrl2003-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago CubsNate Silver2003-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Ruben Sierra ReduxJoe Sheehan2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Watching and WaitingWill Carroll2003-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 16-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-19


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