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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-26-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22012
0.72013
0.82014
1.12015
1.52016
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DRA-Based 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 WARP
2009 SEA MLB 41 0 46.0 5 4 0 45 9 41 9 .262 98 8.8 1.8 1.8 8.0 33% .279 .252 1.17 4.69 4.50 92 4.41 0.4
2010 SEA MLB 22 0 25.0 3 1 0 26 12 26 5 .264 95 9.4 4.3 1.8 9.4 26% .313 .304 1.52 5.13 3.96 100 4.55 0.1
2011 SEA MLB 10 0 12.7 0 0 0 7 3 10 0 .277 93 5.0 2.1 0.0 7.1 38% .206 .169 0.79 2.19 0.00 100 4.29 0.1
2012 SEA MLB 47 0 44.3 2 4 0 43 15 45 5 .265 93 8.7 3.0 1.0 9.1 31% .304 .262 1.31 3.50 3.25 100 4.36 0.2
2013 NYA MLB 57 0 53.3 4 2 0 47 23 71 8 .270 100 7.9 3.9 1.4 12.0 34% .312 .271 1.31 3.66 4.39 88 3.46 0.7
2014 NYA MLB 59 0 51.7 3 6 4 45 20 67 5 .270 99 7.8 3.5 0.9 11.7 36% .315 .251 1.26 3.04 4.53 88 3.15 0.8
2015 SDN MLB 53 0 51.3 2 2 0 41 15 63 4 .262 97 7.2 2.6 0.7 11.0 44% .301 .230 1.09 2.60 2.45 81 2.93 1.1
2016 WAS MLB 53 0 46.3 1 2 6 38 8 68 8 .274 97 7.4 1.6 1.6 13.2 37% .303 .252 0.99 3.03 2.72 69 2.42 1.4
CareerMLB3420330.720211029210539144.267977.92.91.210.635%.299.2541.203.493.54883.544.9

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
2007 WIS A 9 0 12.0 1 1 0 16 4 14 1 .254 95 12.0 3.0 0.8 10.5 49% .395 .284 1.67 3.06 2.25
2007 EVE A- 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 .226 95 6.0 0.0 3.0 12.0 50% .200 .191 0.67 5.36 3.00
2008 WIS A 8 0 7.7 0 0 3 10 2 12 0 .250 93 11.7 2.3 0.0 14.0 58% .526 .289 1.56 0.93 3.51
2008 HDS A+ 12 0 12.0 0 0 3 8 3 12 0 .271 112 6.0 2.2 0.0 9.0 48% .258 .179 0.92 2.77 0.00
2008 WTN AA 29 0 42.7 3 1 9 31 17 44 2 .262 111 6.5 3.6 0.4 9.3 50% .284 .223 1.12 3.05 2.11
2009 SEA MLB 41 0 46.0 5 4 0 45 9 41 9 .262 98 8.8 1.8 1.8 8.0 33% .279 .252 1.17 4.69 4.50
2009 TAC AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 96 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .000 -.003 0.00 3.45 0.00
2009 MRN Rk 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .291 88 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 50% .000 -.015 0.00 1.40 0.00
2010 SEA MLB 22 0 25.0 3 1 0 26 12 26 5 .264 95 9.4 4.3 1.8 9.4 26% .313 .304 1.52 5.13 3.96
2010 TAC AAA 3 0 3.7 0 0 1 1 3 6 0 .265 81 2.4 7.3 0.0 14.6 50% .167 .183 1.08 2.77 4.86
2011 SEA MLB 10 0 12.7 0 0 0 7 3 10 0 .277 93 5.0 2.1 0.0 7.1 38% .206 .169 0.79 2.19 0.00
2011 WTN AA 3 2 3.0 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 .255 116 12.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .400 .276 1.33 2.31 0.00
2011 TAC AAA 12 0 14.7 1 0 0 11 6 15 3 .261 113 6.8 3.7 1.8 9.2 33% .222 .233 1.16 5.62 1.84
2012 SEA MLB 47 0 44.3 2 4 0 43 15 45 5 .265 93 8.7 3.0 1.0 9.1 31% .304 .262 1.31 3.50 3.25
2012 TAC AAA 14 0 20.0 2 0 6 9 4 25 0 .277 93 4.0 1.8 0.0 11.2 43% .214 .141 0.65 1.77 0.90
2013 NYA MLB 57 0 53.3 4 2 0 47 23 71 8 .270 100 7.9 3.9 1.4 12.0 34% .312 .271 1.31 3.66 4.39
2014 NYA MLB 59 0 51.7 3 6 4 45 20 67 5 .270 99 7.8 3.5 0.9 11.7 36% .315 .251 1.26 3.04 4.53
2014 TRN AA 1 1 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .284 96 0.0 13.5 0.0 27.0 0% .000 .208 1.50 1.85 0.00
2014 SWB AAA 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .262 103 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100% .250 .176 1.00 3.36 0.00
2015 SDN MLB 53 0 51.3 2 2 0 41 15 63 4 .262 97 7.2 2.6 0.7 11.0 44% .301 .230 1.09 2.60 2.45
2015 LEL A+ 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .298 96 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 .284 1.00 2.78 0.00
2015 ELP AAA 2 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .273 101 0.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 57% .000 .087 0.33 3.27 0.00
2016 WAS MLB 53 0 46.3 1 2 6 38 8 68 8 .274 97 7.4 1.6 1.6 13.2 37% .303 .252 0.99 3.03 2.72

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 729 0.5665 0.4870 0.7944 0.6223 0.3101 0.8521 0.6429 0.2056
2010 431 0.5708 0.4733 0.7402 0.6098 0.2919 0.8000 0.5741 0.2598
2011 162 0.5370 0.4630 0.7467 0.6207 0.2800 0.7407 0.7619 0.2533
2012 722 0.5083 0.4654 0.7143 0.6104 0.3155 0.8080 0.5268 0.2857
2013 973 0.4563 0.4142 0.6998 0.5811 0.2741 0.8101 0.5034 0.3002
2014 869 0.4373 0.4730 0.6667 0.6474 0.3374 0.8089 0.4545 0.3333
2015 786 0.4809 0.4873 0.6710 0.6481 0.3382 0.7837 0.4710 0.3290
2016 734 0.5463 0.5545 0.6757 0.6883 0.3934 0.7681 0.4809 0.3243
Career54060.50240.47620.70630.6290.32180.80290.52310.2937

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
2014-05-07 2014-06-11 15-DL 35 31 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-09-02 2013-09-08 DTD 6 6 Right Arm Strain Triceps - -
2012-07-18 2012-07-21 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-03-02 2011-08-09 60-DL 160 114 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Resecured UCL Graft To Bone 2010-09-01
2010-06-16 2010-10-04 60-DL 110 97 Right Elbow Surgery Resecured UCL Graft To Bone 2010-09-01
2010-02-24 2010-03-04 Camp 8 0 Face Laceration Chin After Being Kicked -
2009-05-06 2009-07-03 15-DL 58 51 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-07-23 2007-09-04 Minors 43 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2003-01-01 2003-01-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 WAS $5,500,000
2017 WAS $5,500,000
2016 WAS $4,000,000
2015 SDN $2,835,000
2014 NYA $1,765,000
2013 NYA $935,000
2012 SEA $600,000
2011 SEA $420,000
2010 SEA $412,500
2009 SEA $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$7,367,500
2011Current$4,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$11,367,500
2 yrFuture$11,000,000
10 yrTotal$22,367,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 128 dMike McCann3 years/$15M (2016-18)

Details
  • 3 years/$15M (2016-18). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/10/15. 16:$4M, 17:$5.5M, 18:$5.5M.
  • 1 year/$2.835M (2015). Re-signed by San Diego 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.765M (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by San Diego in trade from NY Yankees 12/29/14.
  • 1 year/$0.935M (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 1/30/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.75M). May earn additional $0.165M in roster bonuses for 60, 90, 120, 150 days on roster. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 2/13/13 after being DFA by Seattle 2/7/13.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/09. Contract purchased by Seattle 4/4/09
  • Drafted 2007 (13-405) (Austin Peay).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .295 .372 .252
11 vs R (Multi) .226 .285 .336 .236
18 Split (Multi) .003 .010 .036 .016
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .224 .267 .400 .249
31 vs R (2015) .218 .278 .257 .216
38 Split (2015) .006 -.012 .143 .033
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

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Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the VeloChristopher Crawford2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the VeloBryan Grosnick2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the VeloJ.P. Breen2016-08-01
Expert FAAB Review: Week 14Mike Gianella2016-07-05
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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say SchrimpfGeorge Bissell2016-06-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say SchrimpfBret Sayre2016-06-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say SchrimpfMike Gianella2016-06-23
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TDGX Transactions: Embracing DarknessGeorge Bissell2016-05-04
Life at the Margins: In Dusty They TrustyRian Watt2016-04-27
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-10
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Transaction Analysis: Small Market No MoreJeffrey Paternostro2016-01-25
Transaction Analysis: Small Market No MoreBret Sayre2016-01-25
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more value going forward in a holds league: Papelbon or Shawn Kelley?
(Steve from Baltimore)
I'll guess Kelley, just because I think it's going to take a week or two for Papelbon to pitch some lower leverage innings and get back to where he was. Dusty Baker doesn't seem to trust him at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some deeper high K/9 relievers that could provide value in a holds league?
(JT Smooth from Loveboat )
Shawn Kelley, Roberto Osuna, Antonio Bastardo, Zach Duke. (Mike Gianella)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Shawn Kelley has thrown 5,634 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (84mph).