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Portrait of Brett Tomko

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 41)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.3 5.56 1.50 21 2 3 0 -0.2
Birth Date4-7-1973
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age41 years, 6 months, 16 days
BatsR
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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
1997 CIN 24 22 19 126.0 117.0 9.0 11 7 0 0 14 0 519 106 50 48 14 175 47 43 4 95 3.43 4.22 4.97 9.3 0.7
1998 CIN 25 34 34 210.7 210.7 0.0 13 12 0 0 20 2 887 198 111 104 22 323 64 61 7 162 4.44 3.90 4.53 25.3 2.5
1999 CIN 26 33 26 172.0 157.3 14.7 5 7 0 0 12 2 744 175 103 94 31 325 60 50 4 132 4.92 5.00 5.33 21.0 1.9
2000 SEA 27 32 8 92.3 42.7 49.7 7 5 1 2 1 1 401 92 53 48 12 151 40 36 3 59 4.68 5.03 5.51 2.1 0.2
2001 SEA 28 11 4 34.7 18.3 16.3 3 1 0 2 0 0 164 42 24 20 9 81 15 13 0 22 5.19 6.50 7.02 -5.1 -0.5
2002 SDN 29 32 32 204.3 204.3 0.0 10 10 0 0 16 2 871 212 107 102 31 366 60 51 2 126 4.49 4.53 5.34 9.7 0.8
2003 SLN 30 33 32 202.7 197.3 5.3 13 9 0 0 15 1 903 252 126 119 35 423 57 55 5 114 5.28 5.01 5.50 14.0 1.3
2004 SFN 31 32 31 194.0 193.0 1.0 11 7 0 0 15 0 825 196 98 87 19 312 64 61 0 108 4.04 4.10 4.58 17.7 1.7
2005 SFN 32 33 30 190.7 184.7 6.0 8 15 1 0 15 2 823 205 99 95 20 332 57 46 7 114 4.48 4.17 4.33 21.7 1.9
2006 LAN 33 44 15 112.3 82.7 29.7 8 7 0 4 7 0 491 123 67 59 17 210 29 29 2 76 4.73 4.55 5.13 7.2 0.7
2007 LAN 34 33 15 104.0 79.3 24.7 2 11 0 0 6 0 475 124 75 67 13 198 42 41 2 79 5.80 4.55 5.02 6.2 0.5
2007 SDN 34 7 4 27.3 22.3 5.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 113 25 14 14 5 46 6 6 0 26 4.61 4.31 4.82 -0.3 -0.0
2008 KCA 35 16 10 60.7 54.0 6.7 2 7 0 3 3 0 271 80 49 47 11 135 13 13 0 40 6.97 4.84 5.26 2.9 0.4
2008 SDN 35 6 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 3 2 2 0 5 5 3 0 9 1.93 2.78 2.74 1.9 0.2
2009 NYA 36 15 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 1 2 0 2 0 0 85 19 12 12 5 37 7 7 0 11 5.23 6.24 6.50 -0.9 -0.1
2009 OAK 36 6 6 36.7 36.7 0.0 4 1 0 0 2 0 142 31 12 12 7 58 6 6 1 22 2.95 5.00 5.66 2.1 0.2
2011 TEX 38 8 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 74 15 9 9 4 32 10 9 0 14 4.58 6.12 7.37 -1.9 -0.2
Career3972661816.01600.3215.71001032151281078241898101193925532095825303712094.654.565.07132.912.3

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
1995 CWV A 9 7 49.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA 27 27 157.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 22 19 126.0 4.97 93 .237 .264 .330 .410 .259 .257 100 8.3 0.8 9.3 0.7
1997 IND AAA 10 10 61.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 34 34 210.7 4.53 100 .248 .263 .326 .410 .256 .278 98 23.5 2.3 25.3 2.5
1999 CIN MLB 33 26 172.0 5.33 93 .266 .267 .339 .423 .258 .279 100 15.7 1.5 21.0 1.9
1999 IND AAA 2 2 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SEA MLB 32 8 92.3 5.51 87 .257 .275 .345 .440 .261 .279 92 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2000 TAC AAA 2 2 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 11 4 34.7 7.02 48 .324 .266 .332 .440 .264 .280 94 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2001 TAC AAA 19 18 127.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 32 32 204.3 5.34 82 .262 .261 .328 .411 .258 .278 101 5.7 0.6 9.7 0.8
2003 SLN MLB 33 32 202.7 5.50 82 .289 .259 .324 .412 .255 .314 101 5.4 0.5 14.0 1.3
2004 SFN MLB 32 31 194.0 4.58 99 .249 .257 .321 .412 .255 .279 96 18.0 1.8 17.7 1.7
2004 FRE AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 33 30 190.7 4.33 102 .266 .260 .326 .408 .257 .296 96 18.8 1.9 21.7 1.9
2006 LAN MLB 44 15 112.3 5.13 91 .275 .258 .321 .414 .256 .289 96 7.7 0.8 7.2 0.7
2006 LVG AAA 2 0 2.0 0.71 187 .255 .262 .351 .389 .265 .600 114 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2007 LAN MLB 33 15 104.0 5.02 95 .285 .260 .328 .414 .255 .327 100 7.9 0.8 6.2 0.5
2007 SDN MLB 7 4 27.3 4.82 89 .255 .259 .314 .408 .245 .263 91 1.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.0
2008 KCA MLB 16 10 60.7 5.26 91 .299 .266 .333 .411 .259 .333 102 2.8 0.3 2.9 0.4
2008 SDN MLB 6 0 9.3 2.74 135 .147 .255 .332 .405 .261 .136 91 2.1 0.2 1.9 0.2
2008 LEL A+ 1 0 1.0 2.77 157 .029 .247 .307 .332 .220 .000 126 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 POR AAA 5 2 5.0 7.38 79 .233 .276 .342 .446 .253 .250 119 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 NYA MLB 15 0 20.7 6.50 77 .249 .268 .335 .428 .263 .226 109 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 OAK MLB 6 6 36.7 5.66 86 .227 .273 .336 .435 .264 .226 103 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 SAC AAA 3 2 5.7 1.95 149 .331 .260 .335 .386 .270 .500 81 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 SWB AAA 10 0 14.0 3.05 129 .170 .258 .318 .384 .243 .226 100 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2010 STO A+ 6 6 26.3 7.19 56 .336 .277 .350 .420 .269 .317 107 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2010 SAC AAA 6 6 27.7 5.06 91 .282 .277 .347 .445 .272 .364 94 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2010 ATH Rk 2 2 8.7 5.24 -13 .435 .296 .345 .561 .372 .500 46 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 TEX MLB 8 0 17.7 7.37 62 .273 .253 .317 .399 .257 .239 120 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2011 ROU AAA 21 18 108.3 5.96 89 .297 .289 .360 .457 .273 .314 102 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8
2012 MOB AA 2 2 10.0 4.59 103 .223 .253 .329 .358 .252 .312 108 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 LOU AAA 12 12 66.7 4.79 101 .251 .251 .318 .366 .243 .305 103 4.1 0.4 4.6 0.5
2012 RNO AAA 2 2 10.0 8.74 43 .325 .274 .337 .395 .259 .294 113 -1.4 -0.1 -1.9 -0.2
2012 CIN Rk 1 1 1.3 5.37 104 .514 .321 .372 .520 .314 .750 105 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2014 CSP AAA 10 10 40.0 5.87 95 .283 .277 .338 .430 .266 .376 113 5.6 0.6 5.8 0.6
2014 OMA AAA 9 8 47.3 5.06 90 .265 .271 .337 .424 .270 .280 93 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4

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
1995 CWV A 4 2 0 9 7 49.0 41 9 46 1 0% .000 7.5 1.7 0.2 8.4 1.02 1.84 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA 11 7 0 27 27 157.7 131 54 164 20 0% .000 7.5 3.1 1.1 9.4 1.17 3.88 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 11 7 0 22 19 126.0 106 47 95 14 38% .257 7.6 3.4 1.0 6.8 1.21 3.43 9.3 0.7
1997 IND AAA 6 3 0 10 10 61.0 53 9 60 7 0% .284 7.8 1.3 1.0 8.9 1.02 2.95 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 13 12 0 34 34 210.7 198 64 162 22 37% .278 8.5 2.7 0.9 6.9 1.24 4.44 25.3 2.5
1999 CIN MLB 5 7 0 33 26 172.0 175 60 132 31 41% .279 9.2 3.1 1.6 6.9 1.37 4.92 21.0 1.9
1999 IND AAA 2 0 0 2 2 12.7 15 1 9 1 0% .000 10.6 0.7 0.7 6.4 1.26 4.96 0.0 0.0
2000 SEA MLB 7 5 1 32 8 92.3 92 40 59 12 47% .279 9.0 3.9 1.2 5.8 1.43 4.68 2.1 0.2
2000 TAC AAA 1 0 0 2 2 12.7 13 5 8 1 0% .000 9.2 3.5 0.7 5.7 1.42 2.83 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 3 1 0 11 4 34.7 42 15 22 9 44% .280 10.9 3.9 2.3 5.7 1.64 5.19 -5.1 -0.5
2001 TAC AAA 10 6 0 19 18 127.0 124 25 117 12 0% .000 8.8 1.8 0.9 8.3 1.17 4.04 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 10 10 0 32 32 204.3 212 60 126 31 57% .278 9.3 2.6 1.4 5.5 1.33 4.49 9.7 0.8
2003 SLN MLB 13 9 0 33 32 202.7 252 57 114 35 49% .314 11.2 2.5 1.6 5.1 1.52 5.28 14.0 1.3
2004 FRE AAA 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 4 2 4 1 0% .214 7.2 3.6 1.8 7.2 1.20 5.40 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 11 7 0 32 31 194.0 196 64 108 19 42% .279 9.1 3.0 0.9 5.0 1.34 4.04 17.7 1.7
2005 SFN MLB 8 15 1 33 30 190.7 205 57 114 20 40% .296 9.7 2.7 0.9 5.4 1.37 4.48 21.7 1.9
2006 LVG AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 3 1 3 0 40% .600 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 2.00 0.00 1.3 0.1
2006 LAN MLB 8 7 0 44 15 112.3 123 29 76 17 39% .289 9.9 2.3 1.4 6.1 1.35 4.73 7.2 0.7
2007 LAN MLB 2 11 0 33 15 104.0 124 42 79 13 44% .327 10.7 3.6 1.1 6.8 1.60 5.80 6.2 0.5
2007 SDN MLB 2 1 0 7 4 27.3 25 6 26 5 43% .263 8.2 2.0 1.6 8.6 1.13 4.61 -0.3 -0.0
2008 POR AAA 0 0 0 5 2 5.0 4 3 6 1 23% .250 7.2 5.4 1.8 10.8 1.40 9.00 1.7 0.2
2008 SDN MLB 0 0 0 6 0 9.3 3 5 9 0 36% .136 2.9 4.8 0.0 8.7 0.86 1.93 1.9 0.2
2008 LEL A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2008 KCA MLB 2 7 0 16 10 60.7 80 13 40 11 44% .333 11.9 1.9 1.6 5.9 1.53 6.97 2.9 0.4
2009 SAC AAA 0 0 0 3 2 5.7 9 2 8 0 28% .500 14.2 3.2 0.0 12.6 1.93 7.89 3.2 0.3
2009 SWB AAA 1 0 4 10 0 14.0 8 4 17 1 41% .226 5.1 2.6 0.6 10.9 0.86 0.64 3.1 0.3
2009 OAK MLB 4 1 0 6 6 36.7 31 6 22 7 37% .226 7.6 1.5 1.7 5.4 1.01 2.95 2.1 0.2
2009 NYA MLB 1 2 0 15 0 20.7 19 7 11 5 36% .226 8.3 3.0 2.2 4.8 1.26 5.23 -0.9 -0.1
2010 ATH Rk 0 1 0 2 2 8.7 13 0 14 4 36% .500 13.4 0.0 4.1 14.5 1.49 6.21 -0.1 -0.0
2010 SAC AAA 2 1 0 6 6 27.7 42 9 14 2 38% .364 13.6 2.9 0.6 4.5 1.84 7.15 3.8 0.4
2010 STO A+ 0 1 0 6 6 26.3 37 7 22 11 32% .317 12.7 2.4 3.8 7.5 1.67 7.53 -1.3 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 9 6 0 21 18 108.3 130 42 82 21 39% .314 10.8 3.5 1.7 6.8 1.59 6.15 8.7 0.8
2011 TEX MLB 0 1 0 8 0 17.7 15 10 14 4 34% .239 7.6 5.1 2.0 7.1 1.42 4.58 -1.9 -0.2
2012 CIN Rk 0 1 0 1 1 1.3 9 0 1 0 58% .750 60.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 6.75 47.25 0.7 0.1
2012 RNO AAA 0 0 0 2 2 10.0 13 4 4 3 24% .294 11.7 3.6 2.7 3.6 1.70 5.40 -1.9 -0.2
2012 LOU AAA 0 6 0 12 12 66.7 66 33 48 4 42% .305 8.9 4.5 0.5 6.5 1.49 3.78 4.6 0.5
2012 MOB AA 2 0 0 2 2 10.0 10 3 7 0 50% .312 9.0 2.7 0.0 6.3 1.30 2.70 0.9 0.1
2014 CSP AAA 2 3 0 10 10 40.0 58 9 28 5 45% .376 13.1 2.0 1.1 6.3 1.68 5.85 5.8 0.6
2014 OMA AAA 4 3 0 9 8 47.3 46 19 32 6 40% .280 8.7 3.6 1.1 6.1 1.37 3.80 4.0 0.4

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 1225 0.5208 0.4645 0.8260 0.6332 0.2811 0.8787 0.6970 0.1722
2009 916 0.5175 0.4356 0.8596 0.6076 0.2511 0.8819 0.8018 0.1404
2011 288 0.4618 0.4196 0.8083 0.6015 0.2581 0.9375 0.5500 0.1833
Career24290.51260.44830.83660.61980.26710.88690.71910.1615

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-31 - Minors - - Left Hand Fracture -
2012-04-08 2012-04-15 Minors 7 7 Right Hip Strain Abductor Muscle - -
2009-09-15 2009-10-04 DTD 19 18 Right Shoulder Strain Torn Biceps Causing Nerve Impingement -
2008-07-01 2008-08-19 15-DL 49 40 Right Elbow Strain -
2008-04-12 2008-04-12 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
2007-07-28 2007-07-28 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Blister -
2007-02-18 2007-02-21 Camp 3 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2006-06-24 2006-07-29 15-DL 35 30 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2005-08-03 2005-08-13 DTD 10 9 Right Foot Contusion -
2005-05-19 2005-05-19 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Hyperextension -
2004-08-31 2004-08-31 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2004-06-09 2004-06-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2000-06-07 2000-06-24 15-DL 17 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 KCA $3,000,000
2007 LAN, SDN $4,100,000
2006 LAN $3,600,000
2005 SFN $2,500,000
2004 SFN $1,200,000
2003 SLN $3,300,000
2002 SDN $1,100,000
2001 SEA $1,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$19,900,000
8 yrTotal$19,900,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 27 dJoe Longo1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.51M in majors. Released by Kansas City 6/3/14. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 6/10/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2013. Signed with York of independent Atlantic League.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 8/2/12. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/19/11 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract if not on active roster 6/1/11. Contract purchased by Texas 4/20/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 5/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 2/28/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/13/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Yankees 5/9/09. Released by Yankees 7/29/09 after being DFA 7/21/09. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 8/5/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Oakland 8/17/09.
  • 1 year/$3M (2008). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/22/08. Performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 GS. $0.1M each for 28, 29, 30 GS. $50,000 each for 140, 145, 150, 155, 160, 165, 170, 180, 185 IP. $0.1M each for 190, 195, 200 IP. Award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP, $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th), $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd-5th), $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP. DFA by Kansas City 6/12/08, released 6/20/08. Signed as a free agent 6/27/08 (SD pays pro-rated share of $0.39M ML minimum salary, with KC paying the balance of $3M salary for 2008). Released by San Diego 9/1/08.
  • 2 years/$8.7M (2006-07), plus 2008 option. Signed as a free agent 12/05. 06:$3.6M, 07:$4.1M, 08: $4.5M option ($1M buyout). Club must exercise 2008 option within 5 days after 2007 World Series, and Tomko then has 72 hours to reject the option. Signed as a free agent by SD 9/4/07 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 8/24/07.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2004), plus $2.5M 2005 club option. 04:$1.2M, 05:$2.5M club option ($0.3M buyout). May earn $0.25M in bonuses in 2004. Signed as a free agent 1/ 04. SF exercised $2.5M 2005 option 11/04.
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2002). Re-signed 12/01 (avoided arbitration).

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 29% 13% 9% 57%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
18.77.42.50.7out of baseballout of baseball29.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 52)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 69 Luis Tiant 1982 6.07
2 69 Bert Blyleven 1992 5.14
3 68 Fergie Jenkins 1984 0.00 DNP
4 67 Robin Roberts 1968 0.00 DNP
5 67 Hal Brown 1966 0.00 DNP
6 67 Danny Darwin 1997 4.86
7 66 Jim Bunning 1973 0.00 DNP
8 66 Connie Marrero 1952 3.27
9 65 Jerry Koosman 1984 3.78
10 65 Bob Gibson 1977 0.00 DNP
11 64 Tom Candiotti 1999 8.07
12 64 Jim Kaat 1980 4.41
13 64 Sal Maglie 1958 5.07
14 63 Roger Clemens 2004 3.19
15 63 Jeff Fassero 2004 5.87
16 62 Mike Morgan 2001 4.74
17 62 Frank Tanana 1995 0.00 DNP
18 61 Chuck Finley 2004 0.00 DNP
19 61 Don Sutton 1986 4.04
20 61 Woodie Fryman 1981 3.35
21 61 Murry Dickson 1958 4.49
22 61 Jerry Reuss 1990 3.52
23 60 Bob Forsch 1991 0.00 DNP
24 60 Early Wynn 1961 3.51
25 59 Terry Mulholland 2004 5.55
26 59 Orlando Hernandez 2007 3.78
27 59 Diego Segui 1979 0.00 DNP
28 59 Doug Bair 1991 0.00 DNP
29 59 David Wells 2004 3.91
30 59 Roy Face 1969 4.40
31 59 Lew Burdette 1968 0.00 DNP
32 58 Woody Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
33 58 Steve Carlton 1986 6.12
34 58 Orlando Pena 1975 2.13 DNP
35 57 Alan Mills 2008 0.00 DNP
36 57 Virgil Trucks 1958 4.52
37 56 Mike Cuellar 1978 0.00 DNP
38 56 Bob McClure 1993 7.11
39 56 Gaylord Perry 1980 4.68
40 56 Phil Niekro 1980 3.89
41 56 Mike Flanagan 1993 0.00 DNP
42 56 Tony Fossas 1999 36.00
43 55 Tom Seaver 1986 4.19
44 55 Dave Stieb 1999 0.00 DNP
45 54 Nolan Ryan 1988 4.01
46 54 Miguel Batista 2012 5.13
47 53 Dick Hall 1972 0.00 DNP
48 53 Dan Plesac 2003 3.24
49 52 Curt Schilling 2008 0.00 DNP
50 52 Art Fowler 1964 10.29
51 52 Randy Johnson 2005 4.07
52 52 Rick Honeycutt 1995 3.15
53 51 Rich Gossage 1993 4.53
54 50 Al Brazle 1955 0.00 DNP
55 50 Orel Hershiser 2000 12.77
56 50 Ron Reed 1984 3.70
57 50 Jack Morris 1996 0.00 DNP
58 50 Al Leiter 2007 0.00 DNP
59 49 Gene Garber 1989 0.00 DNP
60 49 Rick Reuschel 1990 4.14
61 49 Marv Grissom 1959 22.50
62 47 Joe Niekro 1986 6.02
63 47 Ron Villone 2011 0.00 DNP
64 47 Al Worthington 1970 0.00 DNP
65 47 Mike Mussina 2010 0.00 DNP
66 46 Jamie Moyer 2004 5.66
67 46 Jim Perry 1977 0.00 DNP
68 46 Ron Mahay 2012 0.00 DNP
69 46 Tim Wakefield 2008 4.43
70 46 John Franco 2002 0.00 DNP
71 46 Tom Glavine 2007 4.58
72 45 Greg Maddux 2007 4.14
73 45 Charlie Hough 1989 4.80
74 45 Mike Remlinger 2007 0.00 DNP
75 44 Doug Jones 1998 4.64
76 44 Dennis Eckersley 1996 3.90
77 43 Alan Embree 2011 0.00 DNP
78 43 Jose Mesa 2007 8.53
79 43 Ellis Kinder 1956 3.42
80 42 Keiichi Yabu 2010 0.00 DNP
81 41 Matt Herges 2011 0.00 DNP
82 41 Warren Spahn 1962 3.24 DNP
83 41 Dennis Martinez 1995 3.37
84 40 Don McMahon 1971 4.39
85 40 Hoyt Wilhelm 1964 2.40
86 40 Chris Hammond 2007 0.00 DNP
87 40 Jesse Orosco 1998 3.18
88 39 Mike Timlin 2007 3.74
89 39 Gerry Staley 1962 0.00 DNP
90 39 Jose Contreras 2013 9.00
91 38 Tommy John 1984 4.86
92 37 Russ Springer 2010 5.40
93 37 Tom Gordon 2009 21.60
94 35 Mike Stanton 2008 0.00 DNP
95 35 John Smoltz 2008 2.57
96 34 Trevor Hoffman 2009 1.83
97 33 Brian Shouse 2010 0.00 DNP
98 31 Andy Pettitte 2013 4.13
99 29 Larry Andersen 1994 5.79
100 29 Doug Brocail 2008 3.93

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Veteran mediocrity Tomko regained some cred by pitching extremely well at Triple-A Scranton, but when called up to pitch long relief for the Yankees, his fly-ball tendencies plus a park that punished them made him too vulnerable to the home run to be trusted in key relief situations. Released just as the A's were in need of an extra arm, Tomko prospered when returned to starting, throwing 92-93 mph strikes, and even avenging the indignity of his release with five shutout frames against his former club in his A's debut. (The home runs came along too, however.) Just when it looked like he was lining himself up for a bit of money as free agent, his elbow starting hurting and he was shut down for the year. Tomko will get another look by someone in 2010, but the paycheck won't be as big as it might have been.
2008 Tomko wants to be a starter, and he's a reasonable back-end guy with some long-ball issues, but he's also a classic candidate for a switch to the pen as he works off a good fastball and not much else. He had 33 strikeouts and just seven walks allowed in 29 2/3 relief innings last year and his K/BB out of the pen in 2006 was 29/9 in 29 2/3 IP. The home-run problem persists, but he does seem to be more effective in shorter stints. He was still a free agent as we went to press.
2007 Tomko won no friends with his criticism of the staff in San Francisco, so it was surprising when Ned Colletti inked him to a two-year, $8.7-million deal shortly after he hung out his shingle. Tomko got off to an excellent start--coming off five consecutive quality starts on May 15 he stood at 5-1 with a 2.88 ERA. Five bombings in a row nearly doubled that ERA before he missed five weeks with an oblique strain. Displaced by Greg Maddux, he handled his shift to the bullpen with surprising grace. Initial returns were positive--20 appearances, 20 innings, 13 hits allowed, 19/6 K/BB--but by September he`d lost velocity and worn out his welcome. He finished with just 0.03 WXRL, and led the Dodger bullpen in entry-induced groans from the crowd. Still, for a guy who doesn`t inspire much enthusiasm as a starter because of his low strikeout rate, Tomko adapted well to the pen. That may not be worth $4.1 million, but it`s something.
2006 Tomko`s component stats almost look like a carbon-copy of his numbers from last year, but there he is with an ERA almost half a run higher because he just wasn`t quite so `lucky` with how many of his total runs allowed were unearned in 2005. Sabean didn`t offer arbitration, either because of Tomko`s high-profile flameouts or his high-profile bad-mouthing of his manager and pitching coach. Too bad for Brett, because it took SBC`s dimensions to keep his fly balls in the park. He signed a two-year deal with Dodgers, so he did have the sense to put himself in another pitchers` park.
2005 Improbably emerged as the staff ace down the stretch, posting a 1.43 ERA in his last eight starts and keeping the Giants in it down to the wire. That was enough for the Giants to pick up his $2.5 million option for '05, so Tomko will be back at the end of the rotation. Big finish or not, Tomko's ugly .294/.362/.450 season line vs. lefties and borderline strikeout rate bode ill for '05. SBC will mask the damage, but look for an EqERA in the 5.00s.
2003 Hey, thanks! If you have any others you want to throw our way, please let us know! Tomko wasn’t dominating, but he did gobble up 200 pretty generic innings, something that would be of value on pretty much every club in the majors. The Cardinals thought so, and were just as happy this year as the Padres were last to take Tomko in a minor deal, this time moving for Luther Hackman and a PTBNL. It was a better return than the nothing the Pads would have received had they non-tendered him as planned, but still a pretty unimpressive haul, New Economics or not.
2002 After Tomko struggled in May, the M’s demoted him and told him to go increase his value so they could trade him. Tomko stumbled initially at Tacoma but pitched better as he gained strength. Like Roosevelt Brown, Tomko is a good player screwed out of a chance he deserves and too obviously valuable for his organization to let him off the hook. Tomko’s stuff is better than it was in 1997, and he could be a quality starter for nearly any team in baseball.
2001 Brett Tomko spent more time in the doghouse in Cincinnati than Schottzie, then earned a spot in Piniella’s kennel when he refused to throw at a batter in a spring-training game. As a result of Piniella's pettiness, Tomko opened the season at Tacoma. When Mariner starters began falling like duckpins, he was recalled and proved invaluable as a spot starter and long reliever. Tomko would be a significant upgrade to the rotation, but unless Halama is traded, he’ll probably be back in the bullpen.
2000 Chemistry is a vastly overrated concept, primarily used--in lieu of serious analysis--as an ex post facto justification for why a team over- or underperformed. Occasionally, though, there are clear examples of interpersonal problems affecting the performance of individuals. The war between Tomko and the McKeon/Don Gullett team has had a detrimental effect on the pitcher’s development, and it would be best for everyone involved if he was traded. He has the talent to succeed; I fully expect him to get back to his 1997 level.
1999 Went through a horrendous midsummer blowup before mostly righting himself in August and September. Still has the great repertoire, fronted by a 92-mph fastball. I see no reason he can't get back on track to becoming a staff ace.
1998 Very good and getting better. It’s unlikely he’ll ever be Pedro Martinez or Roger Clemens, and equally unlikely he’ll be terrible. Despite a low-risk motion and repertoire, health is a concern: he’s the staff ace now and may be forced to throw lots of innings and lots of pitches.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven. Do you think the Yankees should trade or release Veras and Ramirez?
(Kevin from Texas)
My coffee finally arrived... It's easy to get frustrated with Veras and Ramirez, particularly the latter because he's so vulnerable to the home run. He's been a mess this year, with more walks than he can sustain, more than anyone this side of Nolan Ryan could sustain, and the longball rate is insane. He shouldn't be released, nor should Veras, but there's certainly an argument to be made for sending him down given that he's done just about nothing right so far. The question is, who do you replace him with? The Yankees have already sorted through Mark Melancon and Dave Robertson and are now looking at Brett Tomko for goshsakes. Steve Jackson sat in the pen for two weeks without being tried like he had been blacklisted or something... Veras's problem has always been control, and it's probably worth giving him more time to get it locked down again. Unlike Ramirez, he's not a gimmick pitcher. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Okay, cool. Thanks for the quick response. What do you make of Blake Wood? He wasn't really on the radar--as far as I can see--heading into this year, but he's pulled the neat trick of King 47 batters in 45.1 innings in AA. Does he project to be another starter that will hopefully make signing the likes of Brett Tomko unnecessary?
(NHZ from Royals Review)
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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brett Tomko threw 4,290 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (72mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph).