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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
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Birth Date8-17-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.42010
-0.62011
0.02012
-0.72013
0.02014
WARP Summary

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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
2002 PHI 21 12 12 72.0 72.0 0.0 4 5 0 0 5 0 307 73 38 34 11 120 29 28 6 34 4.25 5.38 5.78 -5.4 -0.6
2003 PHI 22 32 32 193.0 193.0 0.0 14 9 0 0 17 2 848 205 99 95 20 320 76 68 9 143 4.43 4.16 4.94 8.8 0.9
2004 PHI 23 32 31 176.0 175.0 1.0 11 11 0 0 11 2 778 196 113 108 31 342 62 58 6 116 5.52 5.08 6.05 -4.3 -0.5
2005 PHI 24 34 34 215.3 215.3 0.0 13 8 0 0 21 0 905 193 94 89 31 334 68 66 11 208 3.72 4.03 4.72 18.5 2.2
2006 PHI 25 31 31 198.0 198.0 0.0 12 7 0 0 22 1 833 194 93 86 29 326 63 60 3 189 3.91 4.10 4.88 10.2 1.0
2007 PHI 26 51 3 68.7 15.3 53.3 5 7 21 3 1 0 293 61 33 33 9 102 27 26 1 83 4.33 3.69 4.16 12.9 1.3
2008 PHI 27 30 30 190.0 190.0 0.0 10 13 0 0 15 2 817 197 103 96 29 341 65 59 6 163 4.55 4.49 4.84 12.5 1.3
2009 PHI 28 18 10 70.7 63.7 7.0 4 3 0 0 6 0 304 74 38 38 18 146 23 22 4 50 4.84 6.10 6.71 -7.3 -0.8
2010 HOU 29 33 33 223.7 223.7 0.0 14 8 0 0 24 2 936 212 88 78 20 324 66 63 3 180 3.14 3.58 4.14 22.6 2.4
2011 HOU 30 34 33 216.0 214.0 2.0 7 14 0 0 19 2 917 226 116 107 31 369 57 52 4 160 4.46 4.23 5.12 -2.2 -0.6
2012 CHA 31 35 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 3 4 0 0 0 0 138 30 13 12 4 49 9 8 1 21 3.12 4.20 5.23 0.9 0.1
2012 HOU 31 35 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 0 4 19 2 0 0 134 35 17 12 4 54 6 5 2 20 3.52 4.31 5.25 -0.6 -0.1
2013 CLE 32 4 3 21.3 16.0 5.3 0 3 0 0 1 0 97 29 19 19 10 64 5 5 0 12 8.02 8.75 9.49 -6.8 -0.7
Career3812521710.01576.0134.09796405142117307172586480724728915565205613794.254.385.0759.86.1

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2000 KAN A 27 27 175.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 REA AA 26 23 156.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 12 12 72.0 5.78 60 .284 .263 .326 .416 .261 .273 92 -4.9 -0.5 -5.4 -0.6
2002 SWB AAA 19 19 128.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 32 32 193.0 4.94 89 .266 .257 .321 .407 .254 .308 96 9.4 0.9 8.8 0.9
2004 PHI MLB 32 31 176.0 6.05 68 .280 .260 .325 .423 .261 .293 98 -6.9 -0.7 -4.3 -0.5
2005 PHI MLB 34 34 215.3 4.72 98 .246 .260 .323 .415 .260 .276 101 18.1 1.8 18.5 2.2
2006 PHI MLB 31 31 198.0 4.88 97 .251 .266 .332 .435 .266 .301 97 14.2 1.4 10.2 1.0
2007 PHI MLB 51 3 68.7 4.16 118 .231 .265 .331 .423 .258 .301 105 12.8 1.3 12.9 1.3
2007 CLR A+ 3 3 3.3 2.42 150 .160 .297 .360 .436 .272 .286 101 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2008 PHI MLB 30 30 190.0 4.84 95 .266 .260 .326 .411 .259 .303 99 14.2 1.4 12.5 1.3
2008 CLR A+ 1 1 6.7 2.95 133 .239 .222 .322 .327 .243 .350 96 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 REA AA 1 1 8.0 3.13 140 .201 .256 .333 .402 .256 .200 112 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2008 LEH AAA 2 2 12.3 3.43 119 .234 .260 .336 .415 .271 .333 89 1.8 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 PHI MLB 18 10 70.7 6.71 51 .293 .259 .329 .410 .260 .268 99 -9.8 -1.0 -7.3 -0.8
2009 LWD A 1 1 1.0 4.20 84 .143 .270 .350 .361 .280 .000 83 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 CLR A+ 1 0 1.0 -2.28 251 .297 .244 .313 .386 .250 1.000 110 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 REA AA 2 1 4.0 6.78 48 .179 .261 .325 .428 .272 .200 101 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2009 LEH AAA 2 0 2.0 2.71 138 .001 .248 .330 .385 .244 .000 101 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 HOU MLB 33 33 223.7 4.14 98 .254 .254 .319 .398 .264 .288 93 19.3 2.0 22.6 2.4
2011 HOU MLB 34 33 216.0 5.12 80 .266 .252 .310 .395 .256 .293 102 -2.8 -0.3 -2.2 -0.6
2012 CHA MLB 35 0 34.7 5.23 92 .234 .251 .312 .394 .256 .252 109 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 HOU MLB 35 0 30.7 5.25 76 .272 .258 .319 .409 .262 .304 99 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 CLE MLB 4 3 21.3 9.49 -24 .377 .252 .314 .409 .264 .271 99 -6.8 -0.7 -6.8 -0.7
2013 MHV A- 1 0 1.0 3.26 108 -.016 .227 .285 .306 .231 .000 88 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 AKR AA 6 3 10.7 7.99 17 .258 .264 .342 .407 .278 .182 99 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

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
2000 KAN A 13 7 0 27 27 175.3 165 69 140 7 0% .000 8.5 3.5 0.4 7.2 1.33 3.18 0.0 0.0
2001 REA AA 13 4 0 26 23 156.0 156 43 130 21 0% .000 9.0 2.5 1.2 7.5 1.28 3.87 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 4 5 0 12 12 72.0 73 29 34 11 61% .273 9.1 3.6 1.4 4.2 1.42 4.25 -5.4 -0.6
2002 SWB AAA 9 6 0 19 19 128.0 121 20 97 9 0% .295 8.5 1.4 0.6 6.8 1.10 3.59 0.0 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 14 9 0 32 32 193.0 205 76 143 20 52% .308 9.6 3.5 0.9 6.7 1.46 4.43 8.8 0.9
2004 PHI MLB 11 11 0 32 31 176.0 196 62 116 31 48% .293 10.0 3.2 1.6 5.9 1.47 5.52 -4.3 -0.5
2005 PHI MLB 13 8 0 34 34 215.3 193 68 208 31 48% .276 8.1 2.8 1.3 8.7 1.21 3.72 18.5 2.2
2006 PHI MLB 12 7 0 31 31 198.0 194 63 189 29 47% .301 8.8 2.9 1.3 8.6 1.30 3.91 10.2 1.0
2007 CLR A+ 0 0 0 3 3 3.3 2 1 4 0 71% .286 5.5 2.7 0.0 10.9 0.91 0.00 1.8 0.2
2007 PHI MLB 5 7 21 51 3 68.7 61 27 83 9 48% .301 8.0 3.5 1.2 10.9 1.28 4.33 12.9 1.3
2008 CLR A+ 0 1 0 1 1 6.7 7 1 6 0 40% .350 9.4 1.3 0.0 8.1 1.19 2.69 1.4 0.1
2008 REA AA 0 1 0 1 1 8.0 5 2 10 1 48% .200 5.6 2.2 1.1 11.2 0.88 2.25 2.4 0.2
2008 LEH AAA 1 1 0 2 2 12.3 12 4 12 0 50% .333 8.8 2.9 0.0 8.8 1.30 3.66 2.1 0.2
2008 PHI MLB 10 13 0 30 30 190.0 197 65 163 29 48% .303 9.3 3.1 1.4 7.7 1.38 4.55 12.5 1.3
2009 CLR A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 3 0 50% 1.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 2.00 0.00 1.3 0.1
2009 REA AA 0 1 0 2 1 4.0 2 1 7 1 50% .200 4.5 2.2 2.2 15.8 0.75 2.25 0.5 0.1
2009 LEH AAA 0 0 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 3 0 67% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2009 LWD A 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 50% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 4 3 0 18 10 70.7 74 23 50 18 48% .268 9.4 2.9 2.3 6.4 1.37 4.84 -7.3 -0.8
2010 HOU MLB 14 8 0 33 33 223.7 212 66 180 20 50% .288 8.5 2.7 0.8 7.2 1.24 3.14 22.6 2.4
2011 HOU MLB 7 14 0 34 33 216.0 226 57 160 31 49% .293 9.4 2.4 1.3 6.7 1.31 4.46 -2.2 -0.6
2012 CHA MLB 3 4 0 35 0 34.7 30 9 21 4 50% .252 7.8 2.3 1.0 5.5 1.12 3.12 0.9 0.1
2012 HOU MLB 0 4 19 35 0 30.7 35 6 20 4 57% .304 10.3 1.8 1.2 5.9 1.34 3.52 -0.6 -0.1
2013 MHV A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.1 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 0 3 0 4 3 21.3 29 5 12 10 40% .271 12.2 2.1 4.2 5.1 1.59 8.02 -6.8 -0.7
2013 AKR AA 1 2 0 6 3 10.7 7 6 6 1 62% .182 5.9 5.1 0.8 5.1 1.22 3.38 -0.8 -0.1

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 2934 0.5082 0.4410 0.8152 0.5902 0.2862 0.8875 0.6610 0.1841
2009 1133 0.5216 0.4237 0.8500 0.5770 0.2565 0.9120 0.6978 0.1479
2010 3311 0.5014 0.4423 0.8019 0.5898 0.2938 0.8856 0.6330 0.1954
2011 3332 0.5000 0.4637 0.8303 0.6285 0.2983 0.9074 0.6680 0.1671
2012 976 0.5533 0.4508 0.8250 0.5852 0.2844 0.9019 0.6290 0.1750
2013 319 0.5329 0.4514 0.8333 0.6471 0.2282 0.9273 0.5294 0.1667
Career120050.50960.44710.82030.60060.28720.8970.65260.1779

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-20 2013-08-29 60-DL 131 117 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament and Flexor Tendonitis - -
2010-03-26 2010-04-02 Camp 7 0 Left Groin Strain -
2009-09-13 2009-10-01 DTD 18 18 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2009-05-28 2009-09-04 60-DL 99 86 Right Hip Surgery Labrum and Bone Spur 2009-06-04
2007-05-24 2007-07-27 60-DL 64 55 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CLE $7,000,000
2012 HOU $12,000,000
2011 HOU $8,000,000
2010 HOU $3,100,000
2009 PHI $12,083,333
2008 PHI $8,500,000
2007 PHI $5,000,000
2006 PHI $3,300,000
2005 PHI $445,000
2004 PHI $362,500
2003 PHI $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$60,090,833
11 yrTotal$60,090,833

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 48 dCraig Landis1 year/$7M (2013), 2014 option

Details
  • 1 year/$7M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/2/13. 14:$8M club option. 2014 option guaranteed if Myers pitches 200 innings in 2013 and passes physical after 2013 season. Released by Cleveland 8/29/13.
  • 2 years/$23M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with Houston 8/1/10, replacing option year in previous deal. $2M signing bonus. 11:$7M, 12:$11M, 13:$10M club option, $3M buyout. 2013 option may become guaranteed based on 2012 games started (reworked 2/12 to vest with 45 games finished in 2012, reflecting change to closer role). $1.5M in annual performance bonuses. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Houston 7/21/12 (Astros pay $1M of remaining $4.84M in 2012 salary). Chicago White Sox declined 2013 option 10/30/12.
  • 1 year/$5M (2010), plus 2011 mutual option. Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/8/10. 10:$3.1M, 11:$8M mutual option, $2M buyout.
  • 3 years/$25.75M (2007-09). Signed extension with Philadelphia 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $5.9M-$5M). $0.25M signing bonus, 07:$5M, 08:$8.5M, 09:$12M. Optioned to Triple-A 7/1/08. Recalled 7/21/08.
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2006). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2005). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3625M (2004). Re-signed by Philadelphia.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003). Re-signed by Philadelphia.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/02.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 1999 (1-12) (Englewood HS, Jacksonville, Fla.). $2.05M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see the Twins targeting as far starting pitchers?
(twinsfan29 from Nashville)
You're much closer to all the buzz than I am, twinsfan29!

Jerry Crasnick from ESPN heard yesterday that they're in on Joe Blanton, who would fit well at Target Field. He also mentioned the recently non-tendered Mike Pelfrey and John Lannan here: https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/275711755441823744. Last week, the Twins were tied to Brett Myers, who could transition back from the bullpen. If they turn to the trade market, some of the Rays starters could be in play. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The closer carousel has already begun. What current closers should be looking over their shoulders and who will they see?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I’ll give you three names:

Most likely: Brett Myers – I think he’ll be traded and that Fernando Rodriguez or Wilton Lopez take over.

Very likely: Grant Balfour – Again, traded. Ryan Cook is the next in line.

The wild card: Fernando Rodney. Kyle Farnsworth could be back in early-to-mid June. Maybe the Rays just slide Farnsworth into the eighth inning spot but I wouldn’t be too surprised if they gave Farnsworth the job back and let Rodney go into a set-up role. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only, twelve team league (which I won last year) and I have an embarrassment of (some expensive) riches. 260 limit, so I need to cut down to 12 or fewer keepers and still field a team...Mesoraco (6), Votto (19), Altuve (12), Uggla (29), Chipper (8), Tulo (41), Kemp (36), McCutchen (33), Cain (34), Gallardo (29), Harang (5), Jurrjens, (4), Kershaw (26), Brett Myers (11), Venters (6), Lincecum (30). Help!
(Silv from NY, NY)
Kemp, Votto, and Kershaw for sure. Myers, Chipper, and Altuve should be good keeps at those prices. After that, it's going to depend on inflation. I wouldn't keep any of the rest in a league with no inflation, but with heavy inflation, I could see a case for McCutchen, Lincecum, Jurrjens, and Mesoraco too. (Derek Carty)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances Brett Myers gets traded to the Yanks? I'm in an NL only keeper league and he was offered in a trade at a $2 salary, but if he goes to the AL, he dies.
(rsavits from NY)
I don't know. How would Joe Torre handle that one? (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)According to ESPN, Boras is pushing for a longer contract for Manny. How many years do you think he'll get? Where? And why does Tim McCarver get so worked up about Manny, yet he doesn't seem to be bothered by Brett Myers's penchant for wife-beating?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey Nick! Thanks for dropping by. Realistically, I don't see Manny getting four (or more) years anywhere, though I think somebody could flatter him via a three-year deal that approaches A-Rod's average annual value. While I think the Dodgers are players for him, I see the Mets as potential suitors, but my sleeper pick is the Phillies given the Charlie Manuel connection (managed him in the minors in 1993, and again in 1999, serving as the Indians' hitting coach in between), Burrell's free agency, the ballpark, the fact that they're a winning team right now.

As for the McCarver thing, yeah it really is galling to hear him and Buck slobbering over Brett Myers without at least acknowledging his off-the-field woes, even if they are (hopefully) behind him. The guy is no mensch, and there's zero excuse for riding a high horse regarding what Manny is alleged to have done while ignoring something that's considerably more serious. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from Brett Myers post All-Star break? Is loss in velocity solely to blame or is there something else we can look at?
(MannysBBQ from Pittsburgh, PA)
I'd say the velocity dip has a lot to do with it, but he's also not fooling anyone with the stuff he has left. That homer rate is the serious issue, and unless he stops serving up the long ball, I don't see what kind of positive utility he has. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you really believe the Phillies are the second best team in the NL, is that a testament to the Phillies talents or the NL's lack thereof? Their starting pitching is below average in the NL. Are they supposed to beat teams in the playoffs trotting out Jaime Moyer for game 2? Or is that reserved for Brett Myers and his gigantic home run rate? Hamels can't throw every day. This isn't softball.
(JoshEngleman from Tamaqua, PA)
Yes, I do think it speaks to the fact that the NL isn't great. As for the Phils pitching, if they can get "pre-'07 starter Myers," they should be ok. Look at the lot the Rox went to the WS with.... (Jon "Boog" Sciambi)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FivePosada has them smoking faster with a leadoff double, missing a home run by about five feet. This could get interesting, and Brett Myers warming up in the pen shouldn't exactly inspire confidence as Madson continues to miss. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneFrom tonight? For the Yankees, I'm sure Hideki Matsui's due for something on his knees. Alex Rodriguez's hip remains to be seen. I'm sure there's someone I'm missing there. On the other side, the Phillies are remarkably healthy, something that is a big factor in why they're here. I'm sure I'm skipping someone. (Brett Myers, maybe?) (Will Carroll)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Brett Myers wore Sabathia out in the game at Philly with two long plate appearances if you'll remember. He kept fouling off pitches. It was amazing.
(John Perrotto)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCS"oira61 (San Francisco): Today I went with a coworker to a bar to watch the beginning of the Phillies/Dodgers game. I started talking about Brett Myers' alleged wife-punching incident and wondered why it was never linked to potential steroid use. She was shocked by the idea that a positive steroid test is a 50-game suspension, but even if Myers had been convicted of assault and sentenced to jail time, there was no certainty of a suspension for it. This seems fundamentally wrong to me -- an overreaction to drug tests, or an underreaction to criminal behavior, or both. What do you guys think?"

I got a bunch of criticism for bringing this up in a chat before the season, but we'll also have a bit of amnesia if Wily Aybar manages to get a few key hits against the Red Sox in the other Championship Series. Spousal battery has long been considered a "personal matter" in baseball, as opposed to something that affects the game on the field. Yet, if the big argument against steroids is the horrible influence that juicing major leaguers have on the youth of America, how can you compare the damage that steroids causes our society to the harm done by domestic violence? (Derek Jacques)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesBrett Myers (four hits all year) battles away and gets a big round of applause when he fouls off a 97 mph fastball and extends the plate appearance to nine pitches before drawing a walk. That draws a visit to the mound from Mike Maddux.

Adam (BJM Fan Club): kevin: you've talked a lot about audio and video. give us a peek on the inside and lets see the set-up. bp readers want to know.

Ask and ye shall recieve.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/kgsetup.jpg

46" Samsung 1080p
Sony amplifier with all sound routed through digital optical
5.1 speakers (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesBrian Gallagher (Evanston): Brett Myers is more likely to ______ than Carlos Zambrano.

My answer is "walk J.J. Hardy with the bases loaded to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead." (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesDurham walks, Braun doubles on a way-too-up fastball and just misses a home run, giving us second and third with one out. They'll intentionally walk Fielder to load the bases (is that a good thing tactically in the first inning of a scoreless game -- can one of the smarter people comment on that?) and now the bad version of Brett Myers faces Hardy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesI loved Half-Life 2 -- I was late to the party, but pretty much loved everything about that game.

Eternal Sonata demo also on the PS3 store just updated. I downloaded the Japan demo on Monday, but had problems with the language -- it was pretty wonderful graphically though.

AND WE HAVE BASEBALL.

I have problems picking this game, and it's all because of Brett Myers. He was unhittable at times after his return, with the occasional flashes of the old Brett Myers.

So far so good as he whiffs Cameron on three pitches to start the game. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesIdle thoughts as we wait for the next game...

CC Sabathia is about to start his fourth game in 12 days, all must-win games.

He pitched well in both of the last two, albeit against the Pirates and the Cubs' bench.

The last three times he went over 120 pitches, he pitched very well his last time out. This is 122 pitches AND short rest...not sure what that might mean, but my sense is it isn't good.

Despite Ryan Howard's massive split, the Phillies' were 44 OPS points better against lefties than against righties.

Wind is blowing in Philly, but I'm not sure how much.

Brett Myers ran out of gas at the end of the season--two awful starts after six good weeks.

I don't know who's going to win, but I strongly suspect we'll see more runs than yesterday, and relievers getting both decisions.
(Joe Sheehan)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brett Myers threw 12,713 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Sinker (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph), Curve (76mph) and Change (82mph).