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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
16 441 1174.3 52 64 5 4.44 9.7
Birth Date1-13-1971
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1996 PIT MLB 15 3 25.0 0 2 0 40 4 13 2 .253 101 14.4 1.4 0.7 4.7 63% .409 .300 1.76 3.57 8.28 108 6.06 112.6 -0.1
1997 PIT MLB 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .273 102 5.4 0.0 0.0 5.4 60% .200 .168 0.60 2.77 0.00 100 4.53 99.8 0.0
1998 PIT MLB 43 5 74.7 2 6 0 90 25 43 10 .255 104 10.8 3.0 1.2 5.2 51% .315 .268 1.54 4.66 5.67 107 5.57 115.1 -0.0
2000 CIN MLB 40 16 147.3 11 5 1 170 43 85 10 .260 101 10.4 2.6 0.6 5.2 58% .321 .251 1.45 3.72 4.28 93 4.92 100.3 1.9
2001 CIN MLB 34 34 205.0 10 14 0 221 56 128 32 .259 102 9.7 2.5 1.4 5.6 50% .293 .255 1.35 4.62 4.48 103 4.70 104.8 2.5
2002 CIN MLB 30 30 178.0 7 8 0 173 49 93 24 .259 102 8.7 2.5 1.2 4.7 56% .264 .244 1.25 4.53 3.03 103 4.85 103.6 1.6
2003 ARI MLB 34 30 175.7 8 8 0 212 57 113 22 .256 103 10.9 2.9 1.1 5.8 51% .325 .271 1.53 4.36 5.07 100 5.02 105.7 1.4
2004 ARI 0 38 9 85.3 1 6 2 107 23 55 11 .254 101 11.3 2.4 1.2 5.8 51% .324 .282 1.52 4.18 4.75 0 0.00 93.8 0.0
2004 LAN 0 12 1 19.7 1 0 0 16 8 18 4 .258 94 7.3 3.7 1.8 8.2 48% .231 .264 1.22 4.99 3.20 0 0.00 79.6 0.0
2005 LAN MLB 28 7 65.7 1 2 0 63 19 37 6 .259 98 8.6 2.6 0.8 5.1 52% .266 .253 1.25 3.97 3.56 101 4.28 99.6 0.9
2006 KCA 0 43 0 54.0 5 7 2 63 13 36 4 .256 110 10.5 2.2 0.7 6.0 46% .328 .239 1.41 3.60 4.50 0 0.00 95.8 0.0
2006 LAN 0 19 0 23.0 0 1 0 23 9 16 4 .264 94 9.0 3.5 1.6 6.3 47% .268 .274 1.39 5.15 4.70 0 0.00 102.0 0.0
2007 COL 0 5 5 19.0 1 1 0 21 9 10 3 .259 106 9.9 4.3 1.4 4.7 47% .277 .279 1.58 5.60 7.58 0 0.00 111.6 0.0
2007 MIL 0 12 0 15.0 1 1 0 24 3 12 3 .257 103 14.4 1.8 1.8 7.2 52% .412 .337 1.80 4.78 6.60 0 0.00 107.2 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 4 0 4.0 0 1 0 10 4 2 1 .255 94 22.5 9.0 2.2 4.5 45% .474 .477 3.50 8.36 22.50 113 7.96 135.8 -0.1
2009 NYN MLB 28 0 32.7 0 0 0 24 10 14 5 .270 94 6.6 2.8 1.4 3.9 38% .192 .232 1.04 5.29 3.31 117 6.33 0.0 -0.4
2010 NYN MLB 53 0 47.0 4 2 0 41 16 16 4 .264 89 7.9 3.1 0.8 3.1 44% .239 .262 1.21 4.74 2.30 128 6.54 126.9 -0.9
2004 TOT MLB 50 10 105.0 2 6 2 123 31 73 15 .255 100 10.5 2.7 1.3 6.3 50% .310 .279 1.47 4.34 4.46 97 4.21 91.2 1.7
2006 TOT MLB 62 0 77.0 5 8 2 86 22 52 8 .258 105 10.1 2.6 0.9 6.1 46% .311 .249 1.40 4.06 4.56 96 4.41 97.7 1.1
2007 TOT MLB 17 5 34.0 2 2 0 45 12 22 6 .258 105 11.9 3.2 1.6 5.8 49% .336 .305 1.68 5.24 7.15 110 5.27 109.6 0.1
CareerMLB4411401174.3526451300348693145.25810110.02.71.15.351%.300.2611.404.384.441024.94104.69.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1995 CAR AA 27 27 152.0 15 8 0 170 21 68 10 .000 10.1 1.2 0.6 4.0 0% .000 .000 1.26 3.63 2.49 0 0.00 0.0
1996 PIT MLB 15 3 25.0 0 2 0 40 4 13 2 .253 101 14.4 1.4 0.7 4.7 63% .409 .300 1.76 3.57 8.28 108 6.06 112.6
1996 CAR AA 5 1 11.7 0 1 0 15 4 7 1 .000 11.5 3.1 0.8 5.4 0% .000 .000 1.62 4.26 5.38 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CLG AAA 6 6 34.3 2 2 0 40 15 15 5 .000 10.5 3.9 1.3 3.9 0% .000 .000 1.60 5.99 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
1997 PIT MLB 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .273 102 5.4 0.0 0.0 5.4 60% .200 .168 0.60 2.77 0.00 100 4.53 99.8
1998 PIT MLB 43 5 74.7 2 6 0 90 25 43 10 .255 104 10.8 3.0 1.2 5.2 51% .315 .268 1.54 4.66 5.67 107 5.57 115.1
1998 NAS AAA 6 5 30.0 3 1 0 32 6 13 2 .000 9.6 1.8 0.6 3.9 0% -1.364 .000 1.27 4.25 3.30 0 0.00 0.0
1999 YOM npb 8 3 16.3 0 0 1 24 4 6 2 .000 13.3 2.2 1.1 3.3 0% -1.833 .000 1.72 0.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CIN MLB 40 16 147.3 11 5 1 170 43 85 10 .260 101 10.4 2.6 0.6 5.2 58% .321 .251 1.45 3.72 4.28 93 4.92 100.3
2000 LOU AAA 4 4 22.7 2 0 0 24 7 14 1 .000 9.5 2.8 0.4 5.6 0% -1.045 .000 1.37 3.40 3.17 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 34 34 205.0 10 14 0 221 56 128 32 .259 102 9.7 2.5 1.4 5.6 50% .293 .255 1.35 4.62 4.48 103 4.70 104.8
2002 CIN MLB 30 30 178.0 7 8 0 173 49 93 24 .259 102 8.7 2.5 1.2 4.7 56% .264 .244 1.25 4.53 3.03 103 4.85 103.6
2003 ARI MLB 34 30 175.7 8 8 0 212 57 113 22 .256 103 10.9 2.9 1.1 5.8 51% .325 .271 1.53 4.36 5.07 100 5.02 105.7
2003 Her Wnt 3 3 14.3 0 1 0 13 2 8 1 .000 8.2 1.3 0.6 5.0 0% -1.091 .000 1.05 2.77 5.03 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 38 9 85.3 1 6 2 107 23 55 11 .254 101 11.3 2.4 1.2 5.8 51% .324 .282 1.52 4.18 4.75 97 4.36 93.8
2004 LAN MLB 12 1 19.7 1 0 0 16 8 18 4 .258 94 7.3 3.7 1.8 8.2 48% .231 .264 1.22 4.99 3.20 97 3.57 79.6
2005 LAN MLB 28 7 65.7 1 2 0 63 19 37 6 .259 98 8.6 2.6 0.8 5.1 52% .266 .253 1.25 3.97 3.56 101 4.28 99.6
2005 LVG AAA 3 3 8.0 0 0 0 6 2 6 1 .295 94 6.8 2.2 1.1 6.8 52% .227 .183 1.00 4.39 3.38 94 4.28 99.4
2006 KCA MLB 43 0 54.0 5 7 2 63 13 36 4 .256 110 10.5 2.2 0.7 6.0 46% .328 .239 1.41 3.60 4.50 96 4.31 95.8
2006 LAN MLB 19 0 23.0 0 1 0 23 9 16 4 .264 94 9.0 3.5 1.6 6.3 47% .268 .274 1.39 5.15 4.70 97 4.65 102.0
2006 LVG AAA 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 .305 114 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 60% .250 .451 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MEX wor 2 0 4.2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .000 6.4 0.0 0.0 2.1 0% .231 .000 0.71 1.58 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 COL MLB 5 5 19.0 1 1 0 21 9 10 3 .259 106 9.9 4.3 1.4 4.7 47% .277 .279 1.58 5.60 7.58 111 5.41 111.6
2007 MIL MLB 12 0 15.0 1 1 0 24 3 12 3 .257 103 14.4 1.8 1.8 7.2 52% .412 .337 1.80 4.78 6.60 110 5.09 107.2
2007 CSP AAA 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .274 126 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 62% .125 .108 0.67 3.87 0.00 84 3.31 92.0
2007 NAS AAA 3 3 11.7 1 0 0 7 0 10 0 .265 100 5.4 0.0 0.0 7.7 50% .219 .144 0.60 1.82 1.54 84 2.91 87.2
2007 HER Wnt 6 6 30.3 2 1 0 27 9 13 0 .000 8.0 2.7 0.0 3.9 0% .257 .000 1.19 2.74 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 4 0 4.0 0 1 0 10 4 2 1 .255 94 22.5 9.0 2.2 4.5 45% .474 .477 3.50 8.36 22.50 113 7.96 135.8
2008 MCD mex 20 19 105.0 10 2 0 129 17 51 10 .000 11.1 1.5 0.9 4.4 0% .326 .000 1.39 4.22 4.03 0 0.00 0.0
2009 NYN MLB 28 0 32.7 0 0 0 24 10 14 5 .270 94 6.6 2.8 1.4 3.9 38% .192 .232 1.04 5.29 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
2009 BUF AAA 27 0 35.0 3 2 11 26 9 28 2 .251 104 6.7 2.3 0.5 7.2 45% .247 .192 1.00 3.07 2.31 0 0.00 0.0
2009 HER Wnt 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .000 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .429 .000 1.50 2.05 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NYN MLB 53 0 47.0 4 2 0 41 16 16 4 .264 89 7.9 3.1 0.8 3.1 44% .239 .262 1.21 4.74 2.30 128 6.54 126.9
2010 BUF AAA 13 0 17.0 5 0 6 20 3 18 0 .260 104 10.6 1.6 0.0 9.5 55% .392 .229 1.35 1.70 2.12 80 1.94 76.0

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 100 0.4400 0.4500 0.8889 0.7500 0.2143 0.9394 0.7500 0.1111
2009 495 0.5333 0.4283 0.8868 0.6174 0.2121 0.9202 0.7755 0.1132
2010 687 0.5357 0.4440 0.8918 0.6250 0.2351 0.9217 0.8000 0.1082
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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
2010-04-21 2010-05-01 Minors 10 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-02 2010-03-02 Camp 0 0 Knee Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-03-01 2008-03-15 Camp 14 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2007-09-08 2007-10-29 DTD 51 23 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-05-19 2007-08-01 15-DL 74 65 Right Shoulder Strain -
2006-08-03 2006-08-18 15-DL 15 14 Right Ankle Sprain -
2005-04-20 2005-06-18 15-DL 59 53 Right Shoulder Bone Spur Bennett's Lesion -
2005-03-02 2005-03-08 Camp 6 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2003-07-11 2003-07-21 DTD 10 7 - General Medical Illness - -
2002-08-02 2002-08-27 15-DL 25 22 Right Groin Strain -
2002-06-29 2002-06-29 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness - -
2001-02-21 2001-03-01 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Weakness - -
1998-04-08 1998-04-25 15-DL 17 15 Right Groin Strain - -
1996-07-31 1996-09-10 15-DL 41 36 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 MIL $1,700,000
2006 KCA, LAN $1,700,000
2005 LAN $1,300,000
2004 ARI, LAN $4,000,000
2003 ARI $3,000,000
2002 CIN $1,825,000
2001 CIN $475,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$14,000,000
7 yrTotal$14,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 21 dOscar Suarez

Details
  • 1 year (2010) re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/18/09 (minor-league contract) $0.7M in majors, $90,000 in minors contract purchased by NY Mets 5/21/10
  • 1 year (2009) signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/5/09 (minor-league contract) $0.6M salary on 40-man roster ($72,000 in minors) performance bonuses: $30,000 each for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 relief appearances contract purchased by NY Mets 6/22/09 DFA by Mets 7/30/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/09 contract purchased by Mets 8/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008) signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/7/08 (minor-league contract) released by Pittsburgh 08 signed by Atlanta as a free agent 8/28/08
  • 2 years/$3.4M (2006-07). Signed as a free agent 12/05. 06:$1.7M, 07:$1.7M. Limited no-trade clause allowing Dessens to block deals to 5 clubs, including Yankees, Red Sox, Rockies. Begins earning performance bonuses after 10 starts. Acquired in trade (from LA Dodgers) 3/07. Milwaukee to pay $2.1M of Brady Clark's 2007 salary. Acquired in trade from KC 7/06, with about $2.4M left on Dessens' contract and about $16.3M left on Odalis Perez' contract. LAD paying to KC $8M cash. KC responsible for Dessens' 2006 and 2007 salaries ($2.4M left). LAD responsible for Perez' $4.5M bonus. KC and LAD to split $1.5M 2008 buyout (with KC returning $0.75M to LAD if Royals trade Perez during life of his contract). DFA 8/4/07, released by Milwaukee 8/9/07. Signed as a free agent 8/10/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/16/07.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2005), plus 2006 mutual option re-signed as a free agent 12/04 05:$1.3M, 06:$1.3M mutual option ($1.4M with 15 GS in 2005) ($0.25M buyout) Dessens declined 2006 option 11/05 after Dodgers had exercised it performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 20, 25, 30 GS.
  • 2 years/$7.3M (2003-04), plus 2005 club option 03:$3M, 04:$4M, 05:$4.5M ($0.3M buyout) option declined 11/04
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2002) 1 /02
  • signed 1993 as amateur free agent from Mexico

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Elmer Dessens threw 1,615 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph), Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (76mph).