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Portrait of Salomon Torres

Salomon Torres PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 847.3 44 58 57 540 4.31 2.6
Birth Date3-11-1972
Height5' 11"
Weight150 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1993 SFN 21 8 8 44.7 44.7 0.0 3 5 0 0 5 0 196 37 21 20 5 59 27 24 1 23 4.03 5.28 5.18 -0.7 -0.1
1994 SFN 22 16 14 84.3 80.3 4.0 2 8 0 0 6 2 378 95 55 51 10 152 34 32 7 42 5.44 5.07 6.16 -5.5 -0.7
1995 SEA 23 16 13 72.0 68.0 4.0 3 8 0 0 6 0 344 87 53 48 12 140 42 39 2 45 6.00 5.89 6.45 0.0 0.0
1995 SFN 23 4 1 8.0 2.0 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 40 13 8 8 4 27 7 7 0 2 9.00 11.69 12.78 -3.6 -0.4
1996 SEA 24 10 7 49.0 40.7 8.3 3 3 0 0 3 0 212 44 27 25 5 69 23 21 3 36 4.59 4.70 5.68 4.5 0.4
1997 MON 25 12 0 22.3 0.0 22.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 25 19 18 2 35 12 12 2 11 7.25 5.13 7.33 -4.8 -0.5
1997 SEA 25 2 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 7 10 10 0 11 3 3 1 0 27.00 6.75 9.47 -1.4 -0.1
2002 PIT 30 5 5 30.0 30.0 0.0 2 1 0 0 3 0 127 28 10 9 2 39 13 12 3 12 2.70 4.54 5.12 1.6 0.1
2003 PIT 31 41 16 121.0 81.7 39.3 7 5 2 1 4 0 518 128 65 64 19 210 42 37 7 84 4.76 4.84 5.64 1.6 0.2
2004 PIT 32 84 0 92.0 0.0 92.0 7 7 0 5 0 0 380 87 33 27 6 119 22 16 6 62 2.64 3.37 4.29 8.4 0.8
2005 PIT 33 78 0 94.7 0.0 94.7 5 5 3 0 0 0 388 76 34 29 7 118 36 29 5 55 2.76 4.09 4.62 9.5 1.0
2006 PIT 34 94 0 93.3 0.0 93.3 3 6 12 3 0 0 411 98 42 34 6 132 38 29 6 72 3.28 3.82 4.38 10.8 1.0
2007 PIT 35 56 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 2 4 12 6 0 0 231 57 34 32 7 87 17 17 4 45 5.47 4.39 5.19 2.4 0.2
2008 MIL 36 71 0 80.0 0.0 80.0 7 5 28 7 0 0 344 75 35 31 6 103 33 28 4 51 3.49 4.19 5.26 3.3 0.4
Career49764847.3347.3500.0445857222723696857446406911301349306515404.314.595.3926.12.6

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 CLN A 28 28 210.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA 25 25 162.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SFN MLB 8 8 44.7 5.18 79 .258 .266 .324 .401 .257 .229 95 0.4 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
1993 SHV AA 12 12 83.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PHX AAA 14 14 105.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SFN MLB 16 14 84.3 6.16 66 .288 .264 .330 .404 .254 .298 99 -5.9 -0.6 -5.5 -0.7
1994 PHX AAA 13 13 79.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 16 13 72.0 6.45 75 .295 .273 .344 .429 .267 .309 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SFN MLB 4 1 8.0 12.78 -53 .411 .254 .319 .404 .246 .333 108 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
1995 PHX AAA 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TAC AAA 6 4 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SEA MLB 10 7 49.0 5.68 97 .246 .276 .343 .426 .263 .269 102 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
1996 TAC AAA 22 21 134.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 12 0 22.3 7.33 43 .284 .254 .318 .399 .251 .291 101 -3.9 -0.4 -4.8 -0.5
1997 SEA MLB 2 0 3.3 9.47 19 .365 .279 .361 .456 .283 .412 105 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
1997 OTT AAA 2 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Est Wnt 11 0 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Lic Wnt 18 0 31.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PIT MLB 5 5 30.0 5.12 85 .237 .242 .312 .389 .250 .268 99 1.4 0.1 1.6 0.1
2002 NAS AAA 26 24 162.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 41 16 121.0 5.64 80 .263 .258 .322 .406 .253 .298 101 0.8 0.1 1.6 0.2
2003 NAS AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .154 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 lic Wnt 6 6 32.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 84 0 92.0 4.29 101 .236 .266 .332 .431 .264 .285 93 8.3 0.8 8.4 0.8
2005 PIT MLB 78 0 94.7 4.62 102 .227 .263 .329 .417 .261 .242 103 9.5 1.0 9.5 1.0
2006 PIT MLB 94 0 93.3 4.38 106 .256 .266 .336 .433 .267 .318 96 10.3 1.0 10.8 1.0
2006 DOM wor 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .091 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 PIT MLB 56 0 52.7 5.19 92 .264 .268 .335 .416 .258 .316 101 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2007 IND AAA 1 0 1.3 0.04 199 .194 .262 .331 .385 .256 .500 91 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 PIR Rk 2 2 3.0 3.49 123 .135 .271 .341 .363 .267 .333 94 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 MIL MLB 71 0 80.0 5.26 87 .245 .268 .337 .416 .264 .276 100 1.9 0.2 3.3 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
1991 CLN A 16 5 0 28 28 210.3 148 47 214 4 0% .000 6.3 2.0 0.2 9.2 0.93 1.41 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA 6 10 0 25 25 162.3 167 34 151 10 0% .000 9.3 1.9 0.6 8.4 1.24 4.21 0.0 0.0
1993 SFN MLB 3 5 0 8 8 44.7 37 27 23 5 50% .229 7.5 5.4 1.0 4.6 1.43 4.03 -0.7 -0.1
1993 PHX AAA 7 4 0 14 14 105.3 105 27 99 5 0% .000 9.0 2.3 0.4 8.5 1.25 3.50 0.0 0.0
1993 SHV AA 7 4 0 12 12 83.3 67 12 67 6 0% .000 7.2 1.3 0.6 7.2 0.95 2.70 0.0 0.0
1994 SFN MLB 2 8 0 16 14 84.3 95 34 42 10 47% .298 10.1 3.6 1.1 4.5 1.53 5.44 -5.5 -0.7
1994 PHX AAA 5 6 0 13 13 79.0 85 31 84 7 0% .000 9.7 3.5 0.8 9.6 1.47 4.22 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 3 8 0 16 13 72.0 87 42 45 12 55% .309 10.9 5.2 1.5 5.6 1.79 6.00 0.0 0.0
1995 SFN MLB 0 1 0 4 1 8.0 13 7 2 4 42% .333 14.6 7.9 4.5 2.2 2.50 9.00 -3.6 -0.4
1995 PHX AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 0 5 0 0% .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 22.5 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 TAC AAA 1 1 0 6 4 30.0 22 13 24 2 0% .000 6.6 3.9 0.6 7.2 1.17 3.00 0.0 0.0
1996 SEA MLB 3 3 0 10 7 49.0 44 23 36 5 50% .269 8.1 4.2 0.9 6.6 1.37 4.59 4.5 0.4
1996 TAC AAA 7 10 0 22 21 134.3 150 52 121 16 0% .000 10.1 3.5 1.1 8.1 1.50 5.29 0.0 0.0
1997 SEA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.3 7 3 0 0 65% .412 18.9 8.1 0.0 0.0 3.00 27.00 -1.4 -0.1
1997 MON MLB 0 0 0 12 0 22.3 25 12 11 2 53% .291 10.1 4.8 0.8 4.4 1.66 7.25 -4.8 -0.5
1997 OTT AAA 0 0 0 2 1 5.0 7 2 2 0 0% .350 12.6 3.6 0.0 3.6 1.80 5.40 0.0 0.0
2000 Est Wnt 0 1 0 11 0 9.7 12 7 7 0 0% .000 11.1 6.5 0.0 6.5 1.96 8.35 0.0 0.0
2001 Lic Wnt 3 2 0 18 0 31.3 25 17 33 0 0% .000 7.2 4.9 0.0 9.5 1.34 4.89 0.0 0.0
2002 PIT MLB 2 1 0 5 5 30.0 28 13 12 2 62% .268 8.4 3.9 0.6 3.6 1.37 2.70 1.6 0.1
2002 NAS AAA 8 5 0 26 24 162.3 169 39 136 12 0% .322 9.4 2.2 0.7 7.5 1.28 3.83 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 7 5 2 41 16 121.0 128 42 84 19 55% .298 9.5 3.1 1.4 6.2 1.40 4.76 1.6 0.2
2003 NAS AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 1 4 0 0% .154 3.6 1.8 0.0 7.2 0.60 1.80 0.0 0.0
2003 lic Wnt 3 1 0 6 6 32.7 31 10 27 0 0% .000 8.5 2.8 0.0 7.4 1.25 2.75 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 7 7 0 84 0 92.0 87 22 62 6 61% .285 8.5 2.2 0.6 6.1 1.18 2.64 8.4 0.8
2005 PIT MLB 5 5 3 78 0 94.7 76 36 55 7 51% .242 7.2 3.4 0.7 5.2 1.18 2.76 9.5 1.0
2006 DOM wor 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0% .091 3.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.33 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 PIT MLB 3 6 12 94 0 93.3 98 38 72 6 57% .318 9.4 3.7 0.6 6.9 1.46 3.28 10.8 1.0
2007 PIT MLB 2 4 12 56 0 52.7 57 17 45 7 49% .316 9.7 2.9 1.2 7.7 1.41 5.47 2.4 0.2
2007 PIR Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 2 0 4 0 83% .333 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.67 0.00 0.8 0.1
2007 IND AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.3 1 0 3 0 50% .500 6.9 0.0 0.0 20.8 0.77 0.00 0.9 0.1
2008 MIL MLB 7 5 28 71 0 80.0 75 33 51 6 58% .276 8.4 3.7 0.7 5.7 1.35 3.49 3.3 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 1250 0.4824 0.4431 0.8264 0.6219 0.2751 0.8960 0.6798 0.1718
Career12500.48240.44310.82640.62190.27510.8960.67980.1718

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-08-21 2007-09-11 60-DL 21 21 Right Elbow Inflammation Medial Tendinitis -
2007-06-09 2007-07-15 15-DL 36 29 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2003-08-06 2003-08-29 15-DL 23 21 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 MIL $3,200,000
2007 PIT $2,600,000
2006 PIT $1,400,000
2005 PIT $1,000,000
2004 PIT $775,000
2003 PIT $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$9,300,000
6 yrTotal$9,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 129 d2 yr/$2.6M (05-06)+2 yr/$6.5M (07-08)+09

Details
  • vol retired list 12/2/08
  • MIL exercised 09 option 11/13/08
  • retired 11/12/08 acquired in trade from PIT 12/7/07 recalled 7/15/07
  • signed extension 4/06, 2 year/$6.5M (07-08)+09 club option
  • $0.4M signing bonus, 07:$2.6M, 08:$3.2M, 09:$3.75M club option $0.3M buyout
  • $0.9M bonuses
  • re-signed 11/04, 2 year/$2.6M (04-05), $0.2M signing bonus
  • 05:$1M, 06:$1.4M
  • escalator: $25K for 30 games finished in 05, $35K 35 games finished, $45K 40 games finished, $55K 45 games finished, $65K 50 games finished, $75K for 55 games finished
  • re-signed 11/04 re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$0.775M (04)
  • recalled 9/02
  • 1 year/$0.325M (03)
  • signed 1/02 (minor-league contract)

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Though somewhat erratic, Salomon Torres did a credible job picking up the pieces left by Eric Gagne. Fresh off saving Milwaukee's first playoff game in 26 years, he opted to retire to devote himself to family and faith, closing the book on a compelling two-act career.
2008 Torres filled in admirably as the closer when Mike Gonzalez was injured at the end of 2006, but struggled when given the job at the start of last season and yielded to the inevitable ascension of Matt Capps in June. Back in his customary set-up role, Torres battled elbow problems throughout much of the final four months of the season, no doubt due in large part to appearing in 256 games from 2004 to 2006, more than any major-league reliever in that span. Torres had been a revelation since returning from a five-year retirement in 2002, but the odometer on his right arm has rolled over. Shipped to Milwaukee, he'll serve as a setup man and veteran understudy to likely closer Derrick Turnbow.
2007 As the 2006 season was getting underway, Torres was signed to a lucrative two-year extension with a club option for 2009. Jim Tracey then proceeded to use him like he was on a week-to-week contract. Torres appeared in the second-most games in baseball history behind Mike Marshall`s 104 in 1974, tying former Pirate Kent Tekulve`s 1979 mark of 94, thus becoming the first pitcher to crack 90 appearances since Tekulve in 1987. In the process, his RA jumped from the twin 3.23 figures of 2004 and 2005 to 4.05. The first figure was unsustainably low; the law of averages and Pirates defense took care of the rest. If you`ve been reading straight through, you`ve probably guessed that the Pirates defense was a real problem.
2006 Consider Torres a source of inspiration for retreads everywhere, because he managed to be one of the 30 best relievers in the NL last season. In the past two seasons, working entirely in relief, he`s been one of the best setup men in the game, logging 186.2 innings and recording a RA/9 of 3.2 per. That`s quality and durability. He relies on changing speeds on his fastball to get by, and he isn`t fooling many batters these days. Consider him a good bet to lose ground this year.
2005 One of the more inspired retreadings that Littlefield and company can really take credit for. Instead of merely being a formerly famous guy down on his luck, Torres is a right-handed version of Mike Remlinger, a former prospect who melted down, and then actually came back to have a career. Torres will probably get first crack at the closer's job once Mesa turns back into a pumpkin, and he'd do a creditable job. If the fate of short right-handers not gifted with Pedro's stuff is to make money in the pen, that isn't all bad for them.
2003 One of the oddest stories of 2002 was the return of the once-promising Torres, who hung it up in 1997 to pitch for the Jehovah’s Witnesses. After a brief appearance in Korea during 2001, he inked a contract with Pittsburgh in January 2002 and made 26 appearances for Nashville, posting an 8–5 record. The Pirates promoted him on September 3. While his five appearances in Bucs’ garb made for a nice feel-good piece, it’s not likely that his current mix of pitches will make him an effective starter. Torres no longer throws with his old bite, and his control probably won’t be good enough to survive with his diminished stuff.
1997 He’s only 25? Torres is going into his fifth season in the majors and has been a prospect since 1990…he never missed time on the DL, but there isn’t a doubt in my mind that he has pitched through serious arm miseries over the last few years. The Giants should be ashamed of themselves for making him throw 211 innings when he was just 19, and 233 innings two years later.

His fastball and slider began to show their old movement towards the end of last year, and he gave the Mariners a sign that he might be on the way back. Before the arm problems his stuff was electric, darting all over the place, and if he ever returns to that form he’ll be an All-Star. He’s a two-pitch pitcher and his future is probably as a closer; for now the Mariners will give him the #5 starter job and see if he can run with it.
1996  Touted in San Francisco as a major talent and head case, this guy is still more than young enough to have a fantastic career. I'm not a big believer in the mythologies of the minor league hitter and pitcher; it's a very rare bird that can hit or pitch in the minors, but can't do it in the majors. Having said that, I want to point out that if such a bird exists, this could be the guy. Very live arm, but primarily uses pitches out of the strike zone for out pitches, and major league hitters don't lose that game often. I think he needs a year of steady work at AAA, then perhaps two years of long relief in the bigs, a la Earl Weaver.

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2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Latest history book that been taking attention away from the dingo?
(nstampe from Madison)
Eric Weitz's "Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy," because Weimar is just one of those subjects I never get tired of, to the point of boring friends. Including the one who made a gift of this particular volume. ;) The dingo's nicely tolerant of this, as long as she gets to go to the beach with some regularity, and as long as I show a Salomon Torres-like rubber-armedness when it comes to throwing things in the park. (Christina Kahrl)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Salomon Torres threw 1,416 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Splitter (86mph) and Curve (80mph).