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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 39)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
43.3 4.95 1.40 25 2 1 1 -0.2
Birth Date4-19-1977
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age39 years, 3 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
-0.42014
-0.82015
-0.22016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2001 PIT MLB 42 15 115.3 131 49 58 12 .262 100 10.2 3.8 0.9 4.5 61% .308 .270 1.56 4.78 5.23 108 5.31 0.4
2002 PIT MLB 53 8 85.3 88 45 53 9 .256 100 9.3 4.7 0.9 5.6 62% .284 .279 1.56 4.73 4.64 106 6.09 -0.6
2003 PIT MLB 69 0 62.3 69 33 42 7 .263 102 10.0 4.8 1.0 6.1 49% .326 .285 1.64 4.87 5.05 109 6.42 -0.7
2004 MIN MLB 3 0 1.7 8 2 2 1 .253 98 43.2 10.8 5.4 10.8 45% .700 .559 6.00 12.16 43.20 107 6.46 -0.0
2005 TBA MLB 7 0 11.0 15 4 3 1 .270 102 12.3 3.3 0.8 2.5 43% .326 .294 1.73 4.78 3.27 114 5.71 -0.0
2006 LAN MLB 62 0 70.0 70 21 30 7 .264 94 9.0 2.7 0.9 3.9 58% .266 .256 1.30 4.45 2.96 105 5.17 0.4
2007 LAN MLB 83 0 67.3 63 24 39 1 .259 100 8.4 3.2 0.1 5.2 49% .287 .234 1.29 3.33 3.88 103 4.79 0.5
2008 LAN MLB 71 0 49.0 50 21 32 0 .263 92 9.2 3.9 0.0 5.9 48% .316 .254 1.45 3.27 2.02 114 5.79 -0.2
2009 COL 0 26 0 15.7 19 4 11 2 .279 99 10.9 2.3 1.1 6.3 43% .333 .296 1.47 4.08 4.02 0 0.00 0.0
2009 WAS 0 45 0 39.7 38 15 24 3 .269 96 8.6 3.4 0.7 5.4 40% .271 .269 1.34 4.04 3.40 0 0.00 0.0
2010 COL MLB 71 0 45.0 46 15 21 5 .279 102 9.2 3.0 1.0 4.2 44% .279 .261 1.36 4.62 3.40 122 6.36 -0.8
2011 PIT MLB 35 0 25.3 34 9 17 6 .262 97 12.1 3.2 2.1 6.0 44% .333 .319 1.70 5.92 5.33 112 5.16 -0.1
2014 SEA MLB 56 0 45.0 39 14 25 4 .256 91 7.8 2.8 0.8 5.0 51% .250 .258 1.18 4.20 2.20 117 5.26 -0.4
2015 SEA MLB 53 0 47.3 49 16 22 8 .263 98 9.3 3.0 1.5 4.2 45% .275 .290 1.37 5.45 3.99 127 6.12 -0.8
2009 TOT MLB 71 0 55.3 57 19 35 5 .272 97 9.3 3.1 0.8 5.7 41% .289 .277 1.37 4.05 3.58 110 4.95 0.2
CareerMLB67623680.071927237966.263989.53.60.95.051%.294.2711.464.494.061115.58-2.2

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1998 ERI A- 17 6 47.0 56 22 37 6 .000 10.7 4.2 1.1 7.1 0% -.769 .000 1.66 5.32 6.32
1999 HIC A 29 22 130.0 146 43 102 12 .000 10.1 3.0 0.8 7.1 0% -.854 .000 1.45 4.17 4.43
2000 LYN A+ 18 18 120.7 111 44 82 6 .000 8.3 3.3 0.4 6.1 0% -.789 .000 1.28 3.82 3.36
2000 ALT AA 10 10 62.7 72 21 28 8 .000 10.3 3.0 1.1 4.0 0% -1.123 .000 1.48 5.17 4.16
2001 PIT MLB 42 15 115.3 131 49 58 12 .262 100 10.2 3.8 0.9 4.5 61% .308 .270 1.56 4.78 5.23
2002 PIT MLB 53 8 85.3 88 45 53 9 .256 100 9.3 4.7 0.9 5.6 62% .284 .279 1.56 4.73 4.64
2003 PIT MLB 69 0 62.3 69 33 42 7 .263 102 10.0 4.8 1.0 6.1 49% .326 .285 1.64 4.87 5.05
2004 MIN MLB 3 0 1.7 8 2 2 1 .253 98 43.2 10.8 5.4 10.8 45% .700 .559 6.00 12.16 43.20
2004 ROC AAA 49 1 62.0 83 24 44 12 .000 12.0 3.5 1.7 6.4 0% .341 .000 1.73 5.61 6.97
2005 TBA MLB 7 0 11.0 15 4 3 1 .270 102 12.3 3.3 0.8 2.5 43% .326 .294 1.73 4.78 3.27
2005 DUR AAA 48 0 52.7 58 21 36 3 .253 32 9.9 3.6 0.5 6.1 59% .316 .208 1.50 3.84 3.93
2006 LAN MLB 62 0 70.0 70 21 30 7 .264 94 9.0 2.7 0.9 3.9 58% .266 .256 1.30 4.45 2.96
2006 LVG AAA 10 0 13.1 9 4 9 0 .269 111 6.2 2.7 0.0 6.2 56% .281 .210 0.99 2.89 1.37
2007 LAN MLB 83 0 67.3 63 24 39 1 .259 100 8.4 3.2 0.1 5.2 49% .287 .234 1.29 3.33 3.88
2008 LAN MLB 71 0 49.0 50 21 32 0 .263 92 9.2 3.9 0.0 5.9 48% .316 .254 1.45 3.27 2.02
2009 COL MLB 26 0 15.7 19 4 11 2 .279 99 10.9 2.3 1.1 6.3 43% .333 .296 1.47 4.08 4.02
2009 WAS MLB 45 0 39.7 38 15 24 3 .269 96 8.6 3.4 0.7 5.4 40% .271 .269 1.34 4.04 3.40
2009 POT A+ 1 1 1.0 7 0 0 0 .263 104 63.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 44% .778 .635 7.00 3.36 45.00
2010 COL MLB 71 0 45.0 46 15 21 5 .279 102 9.2 3.0 1.0 4.2 44% .279 .261 1.36 4.62 3.40
2010 CSP AAA 2 0 2.7 2 0 2 0 .258 82 6.7 0.0 0.0 6.7 38% .250 .138 0.74 2.10 0.00
2011 PIT MLB 35 0 25.3 34 9 17 6 .262 97 12.1 3.2 2.1 6.0 44% .333 .319 1.70 5.92 5.33
2011 BRD A+ 2 2 2.0 0 0 2 0 .283 113 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 75% .000 .017 0.00 1.39 0.00
2011 ALT AA 4 2 3.3 2 1 1 0 .281 81 5.4 2.7 0.0 2.7 30% .200 .146 0.90 3.71 0.00
2011 IND AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 3 0 .255 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 100% .000 -.005 0.00 0.24 0.00
2013 GWN AAA 30 0 33.0 34 16 24 6 .253 104 9.3 4.4 1.6 6.5 39% .272 .284 1.52 5.75 4.36
2014 SEA MLB 56 0 45.0 39 14 25 4 .256 91 7.8 2.8 0.8 5.0 51% .250 .258 1.18 4.20 2.20
2015 SEA MLB 53 0 47.3 49 16 22 8 .263 98 9.3 3.0 1.5 4.2 45% .275 .290 1.37 5.45 3.99
2015 TAC AAA 6 0 6.3 8 2 8 0 .261 107 11.4 2.8 0.0 11.4 53% .421 .256 1.58 2.02 4.26
2016 OMA AAA 12 0 14.7 20 8 6 1 .282 12.3 4.9 0.6 3.7 41% .358 .335 1.91 5.48 4.30

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 799 0.4681 0.4443 0.7859 0.5802 0.3247 0.8571 0.6739 0.2141
2009 859 0.5239 0.4494 0.8238 0.6000 0.2836 0.8741 0.7069 0.1762
2010 677 0.4978 0.4609 0.7821 0.6231 0.3000 0.8238 0.6961 0.2179
2011 429 0.4872 0.4592 0.7868 0.6316 0.2955 0.8258 0.7077 0.2132
2014 598 0.4599 0.4599 0.8036 0.6073 0.3344 0.8982 0.6574 0.1964
2015 690 0.4841 0.4652 0.8349 0.6647 0.2781 0.8829 0.7273 0.1651
Career40520.48840.45560.80440.61540.30230.86230.69480.1956

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
2012-05-01 2012-05-01 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery Bothered for Several Years 2012-05-01 -
2012-02-25 2012-03-08 Camp 12 0 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2011-05-28 2011-07-15 15-DL 48 41 Left Elbow Inflammation Medial Epicondylitis -
2011-03-25 2011-03-31 Camp 6 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2011-02-27 2011-03-14 Camp 15 0 Left Forearm Tightness -
2009-04-21 2009-05-06 15-DL 15 13 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2007-07-04 2007-07-06 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness Irregular Heartbeat -
2006-10-04 2006-10-07 DTD 3 0 Left Fingers Laceration Little Finger -
2004-03-16 2004-03-24 Camp 8 0 Low Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $
2015 SEA $
2014 SEA $850,000
2013 ATL $
2012 TEX $
2011 PIT $
2010 COL $850,000
2009 WAS $2,000,000
2008 LAN $1,925,000
2007 LAN $925,000
2004 MIN $535,000
2003 PIT $322,000
2002 PIT $227,000
2001 PIT $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$7,834,000
9 yrTotal$7,834,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 153 dJoe Sroba1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 6/6/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Texas as a free agent 3/6/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 3/23/15. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 4/2/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 5/4/15. Placed on restricted list 5/29/15, reinstated 5/30/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/23/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.85M in majors. Contract selected by Seattle 3/30/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/18/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/6/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 3/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/28/11 (minor-league contract). $1.75M salary in majors. $0.3M in performance bonuses. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/15/11. DFA by Pittsburgh 8/23/11. Released 8/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2010). Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 3/23/10 (minor-league contract). $0.85M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Colorado 4/16/10.
  • 1 year/$2M (2009). Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/18/09. Up to $0.25M in performance bonuses (60-80 games). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Washington 7/31/09 (Nationals paid Rockies undisclosed amount of cash in the deal).
  • 1 year/$1.925M (2008). Re-signed 2/1/08 (avoided arbitration, $2.15M-$1.7M). Performance bonuses: $40,000 each for 50, 60, 70, 85 games.
  • 1 year/$0.9125M (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (lost arbitration, $1.25M-$0.9125M).
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). DFA (by Tampa Bay) 11/05.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 7/05. Signed as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.322M (2003)

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.6 1.5 1.4 68 0 61.4 52 17 36 7 .241 1.12 3.41 3.71 6.6 0.7
80o 3.1 1.3 1.2 60 0 54.9 50 16 32 6 .256 1.21 3.79 4.12 3.3 0.4
70o 2.8 1.1 1 56 0 50.4 49 16 29 6 .266 1.28 4.07 4.43 1.2 0.1
60o 2.6 1 0.9 51 0 46.6 47 15 27 6 .275 1.34 4.32 4.69 -0.3 -0.0
50o 2.3 0.9 0.8 48 0 43.2 46 15 25 6 .283 1.40 4.55 4.95 -1.5 -0.2
40o 2.1 0.8 0.7 44 0 39.8 44 14 23 6 .292 1.46 4.79 5.2 -2.5 -0.3
30o 1.9 0.7 0.6 40 0 36.3 42 13 21 5 .301 1.52 5.05 5.48 -3.4 -0.4
20o 1.7 0.5 0.5 35 0 32.2 39 13 19 5 .311 1.60 5.35 5.82 -4.3 -0.5
10o 1.3 0.4 0.4 30 0 26.9 35 11 16 4 .326 1.72 5.79 6.29 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean2.30.90.847042.44414256.2811.384.524.91-1.3-0.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/27/2016 10:21 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.5 1.4 1.3 68 0 61.4 52 17 35 7 .241 1.12 3.73 4.12 3.8 0.4
80o 3.1 1.2 1.1 60 0 54.9 51 16 32 6 .255 1.21 4.10 4.52 0.9 0.1
70o 2.8 1 1 56 0 50.4 49 16 29 6 .265 1.28 4.37 4.82 -0.8 -0.1
60o 2.6 0.9 0.9 51 0 46.6 47 15 27 6 .274 1.34 4.61 5.08 -2.1 -0.2
50o 2.3 0.8 0.8 48 0 43.2 46 15 25 6 .282 1.40 4.83 5.32 -3.1 -0.3
40o 2.1 0.7 0.7 44 0 39.8 44 14 23 6 .291 1.46 5.05 5.57 -4.0 -0.4
30o 1.9 0.6 0.6 40 0 36.3 42 13 21 5 .299 1.52 5.30 5.84 -4.7 -0.5
20o 1.7 0.5 0.5 35 0 32.2 39 12 18 5 .310 1.60 5.59 6.17 -5.3 -0.6
10o 1.3 0.4 0.4 30 0 26.9 35 11 15 4 .324 1.71 6.01 6.63 -5.8 -0.6
Weighted Mean2.30.80.847042.44414246.2801.384.805.29-2.9-0.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 28% 8% 9% 49%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20174021136033381217546.2981.525.165.5310.43.34.61.4-0.3
20184121133030341116446.2921.485.125.4910.13.34.71.2-0.3
20194210030027311014446.2951.505.175.5510.23.34.61.3-0.3
2020431002602428912446.2961.545.225.6010.53.44.51.5-0.3
2021441002802529913446.2961.525.255.6310.43.24.71.4-0.3
2022451002702529912446.2971.545.295.6710.63.34.41.5-0.3
2023461002702529912446.2971.545.305.6910.63.34.41.5-0.3
2024471002702429912446.2971.565.345.7310.73.34.41.5-0.3
2025481002702429912446.2971.565.365.7510.73.34.41.5-0.3

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
15.39.543.1out of baseball0.731.9

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201515.39.543.1out of baseball0.731.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Matt Herges 2009 3.63
2 83 Bud Byerly 1960 5.32
3 83 Shawn Camp 2015 0.00 DNP
4 82 Rick White 2008 0.00 DNP
5 80 Chi-Chi Olivo 1967 0.00 DNP
6 79 Gerry Staley 1960 3.28
7 78 Elmer Dessens 2010 2.68
8 78 Giovanni Carrara 2007 0.00 DNP
9 78 Dennis Lamp 1992 5.14
10 78 Brendan Donnelly 2011 0.00 DNP
11 77 Ted Power 1994 0.00 DNP
12 77 Mike Maddux 2001 0.00 DNP
13 77 Rich Rodriguez 2002 4.86
14 77 Hector Carrasco 2009 0.00 DNP
15 76 Steve Howe 1997 0.00 DNP
16 76 Lindy McDaniel 1975 4.62 DNP
17 76 Mike Myers 2008 0.00 DNP
18 76 Ryan Franklin 2012 0.00 DNP
19 76 Rick Honeycutt 1993 3.89
20 76 Barney Schultz 1966 0.00 DNP
21 76 Turk Lown 1963 0.00 DNP
22 76 Norm Charlton 2002 0.00 DNP
23 76 Kyle Farnsworth 2015 0.00 DNP
24 76 Mike Timlin 2005 2.58
25 75 Buddy Groom 2005 4.83
26 75 Steve Reed 2004 3.95
27 75 Jason Grimsley 2007 0.00 DNP
28 74 Ron Mahay 2010 3.97
29 74 Eddie Guardado 2010 0.00 DNP
30 74 Billy Taylor 2001 4.50
31 74 Ron Reed 1982 2.76
32 74 Kent Mercker 2007 0.00 DNP
33 74 Bill Campbell 1988 0.00 DNP
34 73 Tony Fossas 1997 5.75
35 73 Jose Mesa 2005 4.92
36 73 Guillermo Mota 2013 0.00 DNP
37 73 Bill Henry 1967 2.05
38 73 Miguel Batista 2010 3.92
39 73 Dave Burba 2006 0.00 DNP
40 73 Rheal Cormier 2006 2.44
41 73 Bob Wickman 2008 0.00 DNP
42 73 Tim Worrell 2007 0.00 DNP
43 73 Terry Mulholland 2002 6.38
44 73 Terry Leach 1993 2.81
45 72 Bobby Shantz 1965 0.00 DNP
46 72 Tom Burgmeier 1983 3.09
47 72 Gary Lavelle 1988 0.00 DNP
48 72 Don McMahon 1969 3.71
49 72 Roberto Hernandez 2004 6.19
50 72 Al Brazle 1953 4.22
51 72 Joe Hoerner 1976 6.17
52 72 Jeff Reardon 1995 0.00 DNP
53 72 Ramon Ortiz 2012 0.00 DNP
54 72 Tug McGraw 1984 4.03
55 72 Ed Vosberg 2001 2.84
56 72 Marc Kroon 2012 0.00 DNP
57 72 Johnny Klippstein 1967 5.40
58 72 Hisanori Takahashi 2014 0.00 DNP
59 72 Chris Hammond 2005 3.99
60 72 Matt Whiteside 2007 0.00 DNP
61 71 David Weathers 2009 4.21
62 71 Jamey Wright 2014 4.48
63 71 Jim Brewer 1977 0.00 DNP
64 71 Grant Jackson 1982 6.46
65 71 Roy Face 1967 3.09
66 71 Mike Marshall 1982 0.00 DNP
67 71 Brett Tomko 2012 0.00 DNP
68 70 Lee Smith 1997 6.65
69 70 Jim Hearn 1960 0.00 DNP
70 70 Doug Brocail 2006 5.08
71 70 Greg Harris 1995 3.35
72 70 Brian Moehler 2011 0.00 DNP
73 70 Kevin Millwood 2014 0.00 DNP
74 70 Jay Howell 1995 0.00 DNP
75 70 Sonny Siebert 1976 0.00 DNP
76 70 John Franco 2000 3.88
77 70 Todd Jones 2007 4.26
78 70 Kevin Appier 2007 0.00 DNP
79 70 Geoff Zahn 1985 4.62
80 69 Trever Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
81 69 Larry Jackson 1970 0.00 DNP
82 69 Marv Grissom 1957 4.42
83 69 Mark Leiter 2002 0.00 DNP
84 69 Aurelio Lopez 1988 0.00 DNP
85 69 Hank Aguirre 1970 4.50
86 69 Troy Percival 2009 6.35
87 69 Sid Hudson 1954 5.58
88 69 Gene Garber 1987 4.73
89 69 Jim Konstanty 1956 4.83
90 69 Rick Aguilera 2001 0.00 DNP
91 68 Sal Maglie 1956 3.08
92 68 Paul Assenmacher 2000 0.00 DNP
93 68 Murry Dickson 1956 3.69
94 68 LaTroy Hawkins 2012 4.29
95 68 John Burkett 2004 0.00 DNP
96 68 Jason Isringhausen 2012 4.34
97 68 Steve Renko 1984 0.00 DNP
98 68 Brian Shouse 2008 3.33
99 68 Jeff Fassero 2002 5.48
100 68 Derek Lowe 2012 5.55

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .249 .303 .413 .265
11 vs R (Multi) .287 .350 .438 .291
18 Split (Multi) -.038 -.048 -.025 -.026
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .280 .345 .480 .296
31 vs R (2015) .286 .339 .439 .285
38 Split (2015) -.006 .006 .041 .011
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Everyone complains about small sample size, but it's what allowed Beimel to feel like a king for a couple of months. The non-roster invitee had missed 2012 completely, been lit up at Triple-A in 2013, but in 2014 held lefties to a .188/.217/.288 line. His FIP suggests he doesn't belong, but, shoot, his being Joe Beimel suggested he doesn't belong. We all deserve a little undeserved praise once in a while.
2012
2011 Though he hasn’t averaged more than an inning per appearance since 2006, Beimel didn’t have an extreme platoon split in the four years leading up to 2010. From 2006 to 2009, lefties hit .263/.325/.377 against him, and righties hit .280/.350/.396. Last year, however, he pitched like a textbook LOOGY, holding southpaws to a .221/.275/.379 line while being crushed by righties (.329/.388/.474). We’d blame that on his abandoning his slider in favor of an increasing reliance on his curveball, a pitch he threw nearly a quarter of the time in 2010, if it weren’t for the fact that he made that change in 2009 without a similar widening of his platoon gap. Perhaps that 2010 split was a fluke, but given that his strikeout rates are weak, his control is pedestrian, he doesn’t get an excess of ground balls, and his fastball sits in the upper 80s, there’s little reason to expect more than matchup work from him going forward.
2010 Looking for a new start on the East Coast, Beimel became a different pitcher after signing a one-year deal with the Nationals—and most of the changes weren’t for the better. In his Dodger years, the veteran lefty had relied heavily on his high-80s sinker to produce high ground-ball rates and keep the ball in the park, but last year he threw 17 percent fewer sinkers, replacing them with curves and changeups. Consequently his ground-ball rate plummeted, his homer rate spiked, and he was less effective. Used as a LOOGY after getting traded to the Rockies, Beimel had best remember his core competency if he wants to remain an important cog in a big-league pen.
2009 Don’t be fooled by the low ERA; Beimel’s 3.44 Fair Run Average was right in line with his 2006 and 2007 performances (3.39 and 3.33, respectively). He was less valuable than in years past, however, because where Grady Little used Beimel in multiple innings, Torre turned him into a traditional LOOGY while using Hong-Chih Kuo for longer stints. Just five of Beimel’s appearances lasted more than one inning, while 30 of them were a third of an inning or less. Compare that to 2007, when he had 10 long appearances and 23 short ones, or 2006, when he had 18 long appearances and 11 short ones. Beimel showed a smaller platoon split than in years past; for his Dodger tenure the numbers were .232/.274/.304 versus lefties, .280/.350/.397 versus righties. Kuo’s emergence and Beimel’s desire for a multi-year deal led to a parting of the ways.
2008 Having showed adequate contrition over the late-night bar incident that cost him the 2006 postseason, Beimel was welcomed back into the fold and rewarded the Dodgers with another strong year as the lefty set-up man, stifling lefties (.188/.240/.250) while faring adequately enough against righties (.294/.366/.379) to avoid the LOOGY trap. Rising ERA to the contrary, his Fair Run Average fell slightly, from 3.39 to 3.33, proving he was actually more effective at stranding inherited runners than in 2006.
2007 That Beimel went from being an obscure spring NRI to a critical relief asset was one of the more remarkable stories of the Dodgers` 2006 season. Promoted from Las Vegas in May, Beimel quickly earned Grady Little`s trust by retiring Barry Bonds twice in a pair of wins and soon became the team`s top lefty reliever. Little generally used Beimel for one or two innings at a time rather than as a LOOGY, with impressive results; Beimel`s ability to generate ground balls helped him place second on the staff in both double play percentage (21.3) and WXRL. His success against Bonds also held up (1-for-10 with a homer and two walks). Alas, on the eve of the Division Series against the Mets, Beimel cut his pitching hand, maintaining he`d done so in his hotel room; only later did he concede that it happened in a bar after curfew. Given the tightness of the series and the Mets` vulnerability to lefties, it`s no stretch to say his injury played a big role in swinging the balance in New York`s favor. Nobody would have been surprised if the Dodgers told Beimel to pound sand, but the pitcher took unusual steps to show contrition, including a temperance pledge and a broken heart tattoo, and the Dodgers agreed to give him a second chance.
2004 The Pirates were right to make Beimel a full-time reliever in 2003, but he failed to make much of an impact. He didn't get left-handers out (.311 BA) and he was completely unable to find the plate after May (25 walks in 39 innings). His inability to be a replacement for Scott Sauerbeck hurt the team in August, and makes it likely that he won't ever grow out of a low-leverage role. Beimel is the type of generic reliever who didn't need to be kept on the 40-man roster in favor of someone like Jose Bautista or Frank Brooks.
2003 After bombing out as a starter with the Bucs in 2001 (which should have been expected; he was 1–6 at Double-A in 2000), Beimel was recast last season as a situational lefty. In that limited role, he pitched well, struggling only when shifted to the rotation to replace the injured Dave Williams. Returning to the bullpen, he had a hard time adjusting but managed to pull himself together in September. He has enough of a fastball for that role but still needs help with his command.
2002 Beimel had barely pitched above A ball before 2001, getting shelled in a handful of Double-A appearances in 2000. He's a local boy who went to Duquesne, which may have helped him get to the majors, where he survived and became the most effective reliever the Pirates had at 8.4 ARP. He’s not the extreme lefty-killer that would make him an ideal specialist, but he could develop into Steve Kline with more experience.

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Winter Is Leaving: Seattle MarinersRian Watt2016-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 25, 2015Chris Mosch2015-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Spring ShufflingR.J. Anderson2015-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Young at HeartR.J. Anderson2015-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Best 2015 Free Agents Left, And Where They FitR.J. Anderson2015-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 22, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Players We Missed (2014)Jason Wojciechowski2014-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Looking for Lefty ReliefDaniel Rathman2014-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Washington's Winning Way with TradesZachary Levine2013-01-17
Collateral Damage: Spring Training Injury Roundup: It's What's for DinnerCorey Dawkins2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL WestR.J. Anderson2012-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Guthrie Dealt for Hammel and LindstromR.J. Anderson2012-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Under the Radar Middle MenJason Collette2011-09-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 7/28/11Mike Petriello2011-07-28
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
Collateral Damage: A Wing and a PrayerCorey Dawkins2011-05-30
Collateral Damage: A Wing and a PrayerBen Lindbergh2011-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Everybody Got ProblemsGeoff Young2011-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Making the Most of MoskosR.J. Anderson2011-05-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Pittsburgh PiratesCorey Dawkins2011-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Pittsburgh PiratesMarc Normandin2011-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: NL NRIs of NoteChristina Kahrl2011-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3Christina Kahrl2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: What's Left on the Shelves?Christina Kahrl2010-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Colorado RockiesJohn Perrotto2010-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: The Meaningless AwardsEric Seidman2010-10-13
One-Hoppers: Deadline Steals?Ben Lindbergh2010-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: August and Everything AfterJeff Euston2010-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest saveJohn Perrotto2010-08-02
On the Beat: Seeking PerfectionJohn Perrotto2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Can't Get No Relief? Ben Lindbergh2010-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dealing and DecapitatingChristina Kahrl2010-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Old WestChristina Kahrl2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Pad SquaddingChristina Kahrl2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Double Your PleasureChristina Kahrl2010-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and WestChristina Kahrl2010-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!Christina Kahrl2010-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The UnsignedChristina Kahrl2010-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Holliday RushChristina Kahrl2010-01-06
Baseball Therapy: 2009 in NumbersRussell A. Carleton2009-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Pen Men Free Agents ReviewJoe Sheehan2009-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Fire Up the Hot StoveJohn Perrotto2009-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Colorado RockiesBaseball Prospectus2009-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Closing Confidence TestsJohn Perrotto2009-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: CompletionJoe Sheehan2009-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: A Game Three ClassicJoe Sheehan2009-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Second Day RoundupJoe Sheehan2009-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDSEric Seidman2009-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Series PreviewsJoe Sheehan2009-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Post-Season PensChristina Kahrl2009-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Post-season BullpensJoe Sheehan2009-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Underachieving Class of 2009Jay Jaffe2009-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Me(l)t-downs and Brave-ryChristina Kahrl2009-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Brew'd-up ReunionChristina Kahrl2009-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East TweakeryChristina Kahrl2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Deadline Day RecapJoe Sheehan2009-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Deadline DramaJay Jaffe2009-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Rebooting the PiratesChristina Kahrl2009-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Bergesen TourJoe Sheehan2009-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: Salary Arbitration Beats Free AgencyMaury Brown2009-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Getting WarmerJohn Perrotto2009-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The 31st TeamJoe Sheehan2009-02-04
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Programming Diversity and Other GracesJohn Perrotto2008-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Short People Got ReasonJohn Perrotto2008-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Of MVPs and Legacy AwardsJohn Perrotto2008-11-19
Hot Stove Preview: NL West Jay Jaffe2008-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Popping the Lidge EarlyJay Jaffe2008-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Decisive DramaJoe Sheehan2008-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Coming UnravelledJay Jaffe2008-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NLCS Game Two and ALCS Game OneJoe Sheehan2008-10-11
Prospectus Today: Making a StabJoe Sheehan2008-10-09
Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus PhilliesJay Jaffe2008-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Settling the Central and Making PicksJoe Sheehan2008-10-01
Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus CubsChristina Kahrl2008-10-01
The Week in Quotes: September 15-21Alex Carnevale2008-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Don't Look at Us NowJohn Perrotto2008-09-14
Future Shock: Ten September Call-up StoriesKevin Goldstein2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Philly Non-Fixes and the Seattle PredicateChristina Kahrl2008-02-04
Transaction Analysis: Backup Wheels within WheelsChristina Kahrl2008-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL WestNate Silver2007-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Home Cooking and the Combo PlatterJay Jaffe2007-08-07
Schrodinger's Bat: Playing FavoritesDan Fox2007-06-28
Little Achievements: Rebirth for a Boston HeavyJohn Perrotto2007-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: One Month DownJay Jaffe2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Los Angeles Dodgers Can Win the World SeriesJay Jaffe2007-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 6-13, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-02-14
Internet Baseball Awards: Staff BallotsBaseball Prospectus2006-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: LCS, Day OneJoe Sheehan2006-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Division Series, Day SixJoe Sheehan2006-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Division Series, Day TwoJoe Sheehan2006-10-05
Playoff Prospectus: Roster ReviewsChristina Kahrl2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. MetsJim Baker2006-10-03
Future Shock: Short Term Impact, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: On StreaksJoe Sheehan2006-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-5Christina Kahrl2006-07-06
Prospectus Notebook: Rockies, DodgersBaseball Prospectus2006-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 19-21Christina Kahrl2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 28-May 1Christina Kahrl2006-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 9-12Christina Kahrl2004-04-14
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
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: June 2-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Tick, TockJoe Sheehan2002-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your #1 target as the Phillies' LOOGY, free agent or otherwise?
(Bill Baer from Philly)
Dennys Reyes. Oh wait, nevermind. Scott Eyre still retired? How about the JC Romero from 2007? I think Joe Beimel would be a good fit. I'd also take a flier on Ron Mahay. Realistically, I'd be more comfortable forgoing the idea of a LOOGY and just building a solid overall bullpen. And as iffy as Romero looked last year, he still finished 2nd to Boone Logan in my 2010 LOOGY Awards, which measured the numbers lefty batters produced against a lefty specialist, relative to how those same batters performed against all other lefty pitchers. Maybe bring him back at a bargain price. (Eric Seidman)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any free agents left unsigned who could be useful to contending teams?
(garethbluejays1 from Newcastle, UK)
I realize it's a well-kept secret that Johnny Damon is still looking for work. Beyond him, Russell Branyan, Rocco Baldelli, Joe Beimel, Carlos Delgado, Jermaine Dye, Pedro Martinez, Chan Ho Park, John Smoltz, Gary Sheffield and Jarrod Washburn all strike me as players who could help somebody win. Not necessarily by getting 500 PA worth of playing time, mind you, and maybe not getting enough playing time to satisfy their own estimations of their talent. Park can pitch out of my bullpen, but if he wants to start, fuggedaboutit. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableHere comes Joe Beimel. Just in time. LOL.
(John Perrotto)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableI was just about to type the same thing, Joe -- Why is Joe Beimel on the roster if not for this moment? (Steven Goldman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Joe Beimel threw 4,976 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Sinker (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph) and Change (82mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (72mph).