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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-9-1975
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age39 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.62010
0.42011
-0.22012
2013
0.02014
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
2001 SEA 25 10 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 1 1 0 2 0 0 47 6 6 6 2 13 8 8 3 10 4.63 6.44 10.32 -2.7 -0.3
2002 COL 26 31 0 26.7 0.0 26.7 2 0 0 1 0 0 118 25 14 14 4 41 13 13 3 38 4.72 3.78 4.39 3.6 0.4
2003 COL 27 75 0 75.3 0.0 75.3 3 3 4 3 0 0 320 64 24 23 7 99 34 32 6 82 2.75 3.60 3.63 16.8 1.6
2004 COL 28 47 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 2 4 0 2 0 0 201 46 30 28 5 73 19 13 4 48 5.64 3.80 4.37 9.4 0.9
2005 COL 29 78 0 74.3 0.0 74.3 2 5 31 4 0 0 321 59 25 24 6 97 34 30 10 91 2.91 3.37 3.30 21.8 2.2
2006 COL 30 66 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 3 4 30 6 0 0 274 50 25 25 8 89 26 22 6 73 3.44 3.94 4.16 11.6 1.1
2007 COL 31 64 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 3 5 20 7 0 0 255 46 26 21 6 72 23 23 7 56 3.08 4.09 4.60 8.2 0.8
2008 COL 32 67 0 62.7 0.0 62.7 1 5 30 4 0 0 256 47 22 19 3 67 22 21 1 82 2.73 2.21 2.78 20.0 2.0
2009 ANA 33 65 0 55.0 0.0 55.0 1 5 48 8 0 0 242 53 24 24 6 79 24 22 5 46 3.93 4.47 4.49 6.7 0.7
2010 ANA 34 39 0 38.3 0.0 38.3 4 1 23 4 0 0 161 28 17 15 5 53 18 17 1 39 3.52 4.20 4.16 3.5 0.4
2010 MIN 34 9 0 9.7 0.0 9.7 0 0 1 0 0 0 35 3 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 8 0.00 2.32 2.54 2.6 0.3
2011 OAK 35 67 0 58.3 0.0 58.3 2 8 12 3 0 0 250 52 30 24 6 76 20 15 4 42 3.70 4.19 4.26 3.6 0.4
2012 OAK 36 26 0 25.0 0.0 25.0 2 2 5 3 0 0 116 30 19 19 5 53 10 10 1 18 6.84 5.53 5.83 -1.2 -0.1
2012 SLN 36 6 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 6 5 5 1 10 5 5 0 6 9.00 6.34 7.27 -0.8 -0.1
Career6500613.30.0613.326432044700262251526724764826258233526393.623.844.13103.110.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1996 EVE A- 13 2 26.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WIS A 22 22 118.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LNC A+ 24 22 118.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NHV AA 15 14 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NHV AA 26 26 139.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 10 0 11.7 10.32 1 .237 .278 .342 .453 .267 .167 106 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2001 TAC AAA 35 0 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 31 0 26.7 4.39 119 .256 .265 .340 .436 .270 .350 120 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2002 CSP AAA 41 0 48.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 75 0 75.3 3.63 131 .238 .268 .337 .427 .265 .298 113 16.6 1.6 16.8 1.6
2004 COL MLB 47 0 44.7 4.37 120 .243 .267 .337 .429 .268 .328 117 9.4 0.9 9.4 0.9
2004 CSP AAA 5 5 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .100 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 78 0 74.3 3.30 137 .236 .266 .333 .429 .264 .294 115 21.8 2.2 21.8 2.2
2006 COL MLB 66 0 65.3 4.16 119 .227 .266 .335 .428 .267 .261 106 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2006 USA wor 3 0 2.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 COL MLB 64 0 61.3 4.60 111 .222 .265 .331 .416 .258 .245 108 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2007 ASH A 1 0 1.0 0.59 188 .001 .264 .319 .383 .265 .000 103 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2007 CSP AAA 2 1 2.0 1.56 175 .189 .289 .343 .451 .270 .400 126 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 COL MLB 67 0 62.7 2.78 144 .203 .265 .332 .416 .263 .297 106 20.0 2.0 20.0 2.0
2009 ANA MLB 65 0 55.0 4.49 109 .250 .266 .330 .426 .260 .292 103 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2010 ANA MLB 39 0 38.3 4.16 105 .264 .258 .328 .407 .260 .235 98 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2010 MIN MLB 9 0 9.7 2.54 149 .120 .257 .332 .419 .260 .125 112 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2010 RCU A+ 1 1 1.0 3.74 111 -.014 .313 .404 .454 .309 .000 90 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 OAK MLB 67 0 58.3 4.26 102 .262 .260 .324 .410 .264 .258 97 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2012 OAK MLB 26 0 25.0 5.83 63 .317 .261 .322 .404 .262 .305 96 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 SLN MLB 6 0 5.0 7.27 43 .321 .268 .331 .421 .269 .357 107 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 SFD AA 1 0 1.0 0.55 188 -.002 .200 .276 .316 .233 .000 100 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2012 CRD Rk 2 2 2.0 4.34 114 .066 .307 .367 .430 .296 .200 100 0.5 0.1 0.5 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
1996 EVE A- 0 1 0 13 2 26.7 23 13 26 2 0% .000 7.8 4.4 0.7 8.8 1.35 4.38 0.0 0.0
1997 WIS A 6 7 0 22 22 118.7 84 59 153 6 0% .300 6.4 4.5 0.5 11.6 1.20 3.56 0.0 0.0
1998 LNC A+ 7 7 0 24 22 118.7 121 81 137 8 0% .000 9.2 6.1 0.6 10.4 1.70 4.17 0.0 0.0
1999 NHV AA 3 3 0 15 14 60.0 53 46 66 5 0% .000 8.0 6.9 0.8 9.9 1.65 4.95 0.0 0.0
2000 NHV AA 7 12 0 26 26 139.7 127 70 152 7 0% .000 8.2 4.5 0.5 9.8 1.41 4.51 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 1 1 0 10 0 11.7 6 8 10 2 60% .167 4.6 6.2 1.5 7.7 1.20 4.63 -2.7 -0.3
2001 TAC AAA 3 2 6 35 0 52.0 35 25 70 4 0% .000 6.1 4.3 0.7 12.1 1.15 2.94 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 2 0 0 31 0 26.7 25 13 38 4 38% .350 8.4 4.4 1.4 12.8 1.43 4.72 3.6 0.4
2002 CSP AAA 3 3 1 41 0 48.7 44 32 61 0 0% .346 8.1 5.9 0.0 11.3 1.56 3.70 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 3 3 4 75 0 75.3 64 34 82 7 41% .298 7.6 4.1 0.8 9.8 1.30 2.75 16.8 1.6
2004 CSP AAA 0 0 0 5 5 5.0 1 3 6 0 0% .100 1.8 5.4 0.0 10.8 0.80 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 2 4 0 47 0 44.7 46 19 48 5 38% .328 9.3 3.8 1.0 9.7 1.46 5.64 9.4 0.9
2005 COL MLB 2 5 31 78 0 74.3 59 34 91 6 41% .294 7.1 4.1 0.7 11.0 1.25 2.91 21.8 2.2
2006 USA wor 0 0 0 3 0 2.2 1 0 3 0 0% .200 4.1 0.0 0.0 12.3 0.45 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 COL MLB 3 4 30 66 0 65.3 50 26 73 8 36% .261 6.9 3.6 1.1 10.1 1.16 3.44 11.6 1.1
2007 COL MLB 3 5 20 64 0 61.3 46 23 56 6 37% .245 6.8 3.4 0.9 8.2 1.12 3.08 8.2 0.8
2007 CSP AAA 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 2 0 2 0 40% .400 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 1.4 0.1
2007 ASH A 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.1
2008 COL MLB 1 5 30 67 0 62.7 47 22 82 3 36% .297 6.8 3.2 0.4 11.8 1.10 2.73 20.0 2.0
2009 ANA MLB 1 5 48 65 0 55.0 53 24 46 6 37% .292 8.7 3.9 1.0 7.5 1.40 3.93 6.7 0.7
2010 ANA MLB 4 1 23 39 0 38.3 28 18 39 5 25% .235 6.6 4.2 1.2 9.2 1.20 3.52 3.5 0.4
2010 MIN MLB 0 0 1 9 0 9.7 3 2 8 0 25% .125 2.8 1.9 0.0 7.4 0.52 0.00 2.6 0.3
2010 RCU A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2011 OAK MLB 2 8 12 67 0 58.3 52 20 42 6 39% .258 8.0 3.1 0.9 6.5 1.23 3.70 3.6 0.4
2012 SFD AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2012 OAK MLB 2 2 5 26 0 25.0 30 10 18 5 43% .305 10.8 3.6 1.8 6.5 1.60 6.84 -1.2 -0.1
2012 CRD Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 1 0 1 0 100% .200 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.50 0.00 0.5 0.1
2012 SLN MLB 0 0 0 6 0 5.0 6 5 6 1 40% .357 10.8 9.0 1.8 10.8 2.20 9.00 -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 1079 0.5616 0.4824 0.7442 0.6436 0.2748 0.8026 0.5692 0.2558
2009 958 0.5198 0.4405 0.8081 0.5863 0.2826 0.8630 0.6846 0.1919
2010 785 0.5223 0.4204 0.7939 0.5756 0.2507 0.8220 0.7234 0.2061
2011 943 0.5345 0.4581 0.8194 0.6349 0.2551 0.8438 0.7500 0.1782
2012 514 0.5292 0.4258 0.8303 0.6103 0.2149 0.8554 0.7500 0.1697
Career42790.53520.44950.79450.61240.26060.83510.68490.2049

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-15 2012-06-23 DTD 8 7 - Ankle Soreness - -
2011-04-03 2011-04-07 DTD 4 3 Fingers Blister -
2010-08-29 2010-09-12 DTD 14 12 Low Back Soreness -
2010-04-06 2010-04-21 15-DL 15 14 Mid Back Strain -
2009-03-09 2009-03-26 Camp 17 0 Low Back Tightness -
2007-07-04 2007-08-14 15-DL 41 33 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2007-03-01 2007-03-07 Camp 6 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-04-22 2006-04-26 DTD 4 4 Low Back Spasms -
2004-06-07 2004-08-15 15-DL 69 62 Back Strain -
2001-08-26 2001-09-17 Minors 22 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
1999-06-05 1999-08-21 Minors 77 0 - Not Disclosed - -
1998-04-02 1998-04-20 Minors 18 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SLN $
2012 OAK $5,000,000
2011 OAK $5,000,000
2010 ANA $9,000,000
2009 ANA $8,500,000
2008 COL $5,050,000
2007 COL $3,500,000
2006 COL $2,000,000
2005 COL $328,000
2004 COL $320,000
2003 COL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$38,998,000
10 yrTotal$38,998,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 80 dRick Thurman2 years/$10.5M (2011-12), option

Details
  • 2 years/$10.5M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/19/11. 11:$5M, 12:$5M, 13:$6.5M club option, $0.5M buyout). Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 30, 40, 45, 50 GF. $0.25M each for 55, 60 GF. Assignment bonus of $0.2M if traded. DFA by Oakland 7/3/12. Released 7/11/12. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 7/15/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by St. Louis 7/25/12. Placed on restricted list by St. Louis 8/14/12. Retired 11/12.
  • 2 years/$17.5M (2009-10). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/31/08. 09:$8.5M, 10:$9M, 11:$9M club option. Option vests with 55 GF in 2010. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 8/27/10.
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2008). Re-signed 2/15/08 (avoided arbitration, $6.5M-$5.05M).
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2006-07). Re-signed 12/05 (avoided arbitration). 06:$2M, 07:$3.5M. Award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.328M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's just signed Grant Balfour and now are apparently targeting Brian Fuentes. All this on top of the signings of Rich Harden and Brandon McCarthy. Obviously a lot of injury risk, but do you see the A's looking to move one of their relievers in a package for another bat?
(Tom from Madison)
Someone is going to have to go somewhere if they keep doing this, but I'm just not sure who they are going to move. It was smart of them to wait until the market died down a little though. You know a reliever is going to get hurt in the spring or a team won't have as many quality options as they thought they did. (Marc Normandin)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is the Tiger's payroll so high that their name isn't even surfacing on Brian Fuentes? His price seems to be falling, and would see the Tigers as desperate for a closer.
(LyleCox from Cleveland)
Skip closers, the Tigers should be desperate for relief help in general, and one high-profile signing by itself doesn't fix the pen. If anything, they're better off penciling in Zumaya as the guy who gets the most save opportunities, accepting that they have a bit of lefty help already in hand, and could use a power right-hander. I'd rather see them chasing Juan Cruz. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Quick follow-up: do you think Fuentes would be less of a risk, even though he's about several years older than K-Rod, because he'll likely want a shorter-term deal (i.e., four years or under)?
(wrightfan5 from New York, New York, Big City of Dreams)
Does anyone really think Brian Fuentes is worth $10m a year, even for one year? Really? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Who is a better bet to get traded: Brian Fuentes or George Sherill?
(Robin Quivers from NYC)
I'm guessing both stay right where they're at. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)What, in your view, is Brian Fuentes actually WORTH in a trade? Not what (if anything) the Rockies will get for him, but what comprises a deal that's "fair" -- whatever that means.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I would say a good upper-level prospect. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)If the Rays are looking to add a reliever, why would they deal Dan Wheeler, who has been one of their best relievers?
(Tommy from Outsperswing)
It's a value equation. "Cardiac Dan" has been supplanted as an 8th inning guy/CIW by Grant Balfour, but has good numbers and is seen by the league as a premium setup guy. That has a pretty big value, considering someone like Brian Fuentes would cost a David Price to acquire. If you can trade Wheeler, get a RH bat, and plug in one of the available guys or even Price in September, shouldn't they consider it? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Would it really take David Price to get Brian Fuentes? Fuentes must be better than I thought.
(Stephen from Louisville)
That's what O'Dowd asked for. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina! Do you think that Brian Fuentes will end up in another uniform on July 31st? If yes, do you think that the Rockies will have made a good deal?
(PJ from Montréal)
Hi PJ... yes, but perhaps not as much as you might wish for if you're a Rockies fan. He'll be a free agent at season's end, after all, and while keeping him via arbitration would be great for the acquirer, it's more likely he'll leave for free agency and get a multi-year deal. So the team getting Fuentes is looking at two months with him plus a draft pick. It could turn out well if O'Dowd plays bidders off against one another, especially with this being another seller's market, but that's not guaranteed. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneOh yeah, Brian Fuentes pitches for the Twins. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brian Fuentes threw 5,024 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (75mph) and Slider (76mph).