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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 575.3 24 33 10 278 3.96 0.4
Birth Date5-22-1968
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
BatsL
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
1996 CHA 28 16 0 18.3 0.0 18.3 0 1 0 2 0 0 85 22 14 11 1 29 7 6 1 12 5.40 3.96 4.04 3.7 0.3
1997 CHA 29 25 0 27.3 0.0 27.3 2 2 0 2 0 0 133 35 22 21 4 54 16 15 2 22 6.91 5.41 4.91 1.4 0.1
1998 TEX 30 30 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 251 68 30 29 6 104 16 15 0 19 4.50 4.74 5.64 2.8 0.3
1999 ANA 31 50 1 85.0 4.0 81.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 349 76 40 32 13 135 29 27 3 37 3.39 5.45 6.39 -5.1 -0.5
2000 ANA 32 51 5 95.3 18.3 77.0 3 4 2 0 0 0 426 98 44 41 10 153 49 44 2 42 3.87 5.31 6.18 -3.1 -0.3
2001 ANA 33 64 1 75.7 3.0 72.7 8 10 2 4 0 0 316 71 25 20 7 105 28 24 2 40 2.38 4.43 5.21 2.7 0.3
2002 ANA 34 52 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 4 4 5 2 0 0 286 61 35 30 8 100 34 31 2 40 4.24 5.13 6.33 -5.6 -0.6
2003 KCA 35 18 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 0 1 1 2 0 0 95 22 6 6 2 33 11 10 1 5 2.53 5.53 5.33 1.0 0.1
2003 TBA 35 36 0 49.7 0.0 49.7 3 5 0 2 0 0 208 45 23 16 7 74 18 18 2 25 2.90 5.13 5.83 0.1 0.0
2004 DET 36 65 0 70.7 0.0 70.7 3 4 0 2 0 0 310 83 37 36 10 130 24 23 1 32 4.58 5.15 5.15 6.2 0.6
2005 SFN 37 9 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 51 16 11 11 2 25 4 3 0 4 9.58 5.90 6.23 -0.6 -0.0
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Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 UTI A- 16 12 85.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SBN A 23 23 156.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SAR A+ 3 2 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SAR A+ 27 26 161.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIR AA 18 18 114.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NAS AAA 8 4 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BIR AA 43 1 73.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NAS AAA 3 3 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHA MLB 16 0 18.3 4.04 122 .274 .280 .345 .441 .263 .328 95 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
1996 NAS AAA 43 0 61.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHA MLB 25 0 27.3 4.91 96 .314 .266 .336 .415 .262 .348 95 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
1997 NAS AAA 26 0 35.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .433 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TEX MLB 30 0 58.0 5.64 94 .260 .272 .331 .429 .264 .295 105 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
1998 OKL AAA 12 7 53.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 50 1 85.0 6.39 74 .258 .280 .349 .446 .266 .236 96 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2000 ANA MLB 51 5 95.3 6.18 75 .266 .276 .348 .441 .265 .272 93 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2000 ERI AA 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ANA MLB 64 1 75.7 5.21 91 .251 .270 .335 .442 .266 .268 97 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2002 ANA MLB 52 0 63.7 6.33 62 .287 .271 .338 .440 .271 .262 94 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2002 SLC AAA 2 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 18 0 21.3 5.33 95 .268 .273 .330 .431 .263 .263 103 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2003 TBA MLB 36 0 49.7 5.83 80 .253 .267 .338 .432 .267 .244 99 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2004 DET MLB 65 0 70.7 5.15 101 .279 .264 .329 .420 .255 .300 103 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2005 SFN MLB 9 0 10.3 6.23 56 .320 .257 .319 .391 .255 .341 95 -1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -0.0
2005 FRE AAA 9 0 12.7 4.26 110 .260 .278 .353 .425 .275 .293 87 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2

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 UTI A- 6 4 1 16 12 85.0 75 26 83 2 0% .000 7.9 2.8 0.2 8.8 1.19 3.18 0.0 0.0
1992 SBN A 9 5 0 23 23 156.7 151 36 131 6 0% .000 8.7 2.1 0.3 7.5 1.19 2.81 0.0 0.0
1992 SAR A+ 0 2 0 3 2 15.7 17 5 11 1 0% .000 9.7 2.9 0.6 6.3 1.40 4.01 0.0 0.0
1993 SAR A+ 11 8 0 27 26 161.3 169 50 129 6 0% .000 9.4 2.8 0.3 7.2 1.36 3.68 0.0 0.0
1994 NAS AAA 0 2 0 8 4 24.0 34 11 24 2 0% .000 12.8 4.1 0.8 9.0 1.88 7.88 0.0 0.0
1994 BIR AA 5 9 0 18 18 114.3 117 44 94 7 0% .000 9.2 3.5 0.6 7.4 1.41 3.31 0.0 0.0
1995 NAS AAA 0 2 0 3 3 14.0 20 7 14 1 0% .000 12.9 4.5 0.6 9.0 1.93 5.14 0.0 0.0
1995 BIR AA 4 3 7 43 1 73.0 61 25 68 2 0% .000 7.5 3.1 0.2 8.4 1.18 2.34 0.0 0.0
1996 CHA MLB 0 1 0 16 0 18.3 22 7 12 1 58% .328 10.8 3.4 0.5 5.9 1.58 5.40 3.7 0.3
1996 NAS AAA 4 5 12 43 0 61.7 58 24 45 4 0% .000 8.5 3.5 0.6 6.6 1.33 3.65 0.0 0.0
1997 CHA MLB 2 2 0 25 0 27.3 35 16 22 4 45% .348 11.5 5.3 1.3 7.2 1.87 6.91 1.4 0.1
1997 NAS AAA 1 1 2 26 0 35.3 58 11 29 3 0% .433 14.8 2.8 0.8 7.4 1.95 7.14 0.0 0.0
1998 TEX MLB 0 1 0 30 0 58.0 68 16 19 6 49% .295 10.6 2.5 0.9 2.9 1.45 4.50 2.8 0.3
1998 OKL AAA 1 3 1 12 7 53.3 51 17 30 7 0% .000 8.6 2.9 1.2 5.1 1.28 4.73 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 1 1 0 50 1 85.0 76 29 37 13 46% .236 8.0 3.1 1.4 3.9 1.24 3.39 -5.1 -0.5
2000 ANA MLB 3 4 2 51 5 95.3 98 49 42 10 60% .272 9.3 4.6 0.9 4.0 1.54 3.87 -3.1 -0.3
2000 ERI AA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 0 0 0 0% .000 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 ANA MLB 8 10 2 64 1 75.7 71 28 40 7 59% .268 8.4 3.3 0.8 4.8 1.31 2.38 2.7 0.3
2002 ANA MLB 4 4 5 52 0 63.7 61 34 40 8 53% .262 8.6 4.8 1.1 5.7 1.49 4.24 -5.6 -0.6
2002 SLC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 5 0 0 0 0% .385 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 3.00 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 0 1 1 18 0 21.3 22 11 5 2 51% .263 9.3 4.6 0.8 2.1 1.55 2.53 1.0 0.1
2003 TBA MLB 3 5 0 36 0 49.7 45 18 25 7 50% .244 8.2 3.3 1.3 4.5 1.27 2.90 0.1 0.0
2004 DET MLB 3 4 0 65 0 70.7 83 24 32 10 44% .300 10.6 3.1 1.3 4.1 1.51 4.58 6.2 0.6
2005 FRE AAA 0 0 1 9 0 12.7 12 7 6 0 41% .293 8.5 5.0 0.0 4.3 1.50 2.83 2.0 0.2
2005 SFN MLB 0 0 0 9 0 10.3 16 4 4 2 51% .341 13.9 3.5 1.7 3.5 1.94 9.58 -0.6 -0.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-05-11 2005-06-03 15-DL 23 20 Neck Strain -
2002-06-27 2002-07-20 15-DL 23 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2000-07-31 2000-08-19 15-DL 19 16 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 DET $825,000
2002 ANA $1,325,000
2001 ANA $715,000
2000 ANA $275,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,140,000
4 yrTotal$3,140,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 81 d

Details
  • designated for assignment 6/05 contract purchased 4/05 released 3/05 signed as a free agent from DT 1/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.925M (04)+$1.1M 05 club option (declined 10/04) $0.1M buyout
  • 04:$0.825M
  • signed as a free agent from KC 12/03
  • acquired in trade from TB 7/03
  • recalled 4/03 signed as a free agent from STL 4/03 (minor-league contract) waived 3/03 signed as a free agent from AN 1/03 1 year/$0.6M (03)+$0.4M bonuses
  • non-tendered 12/02 avoided arbitration 1/02, 1 year/$1.325M (02), 1 year/$0.715M (01) avoided arbitration

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

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Levine has never been a big strikeout guy, nor has his platoon split been particularly large, so he's highly reliant on keeping the ball down. He didn't that very well last year and may have trouble doing it in the future. The Tigers declined his option, and at his age he may have trouble hooking on elsewhere.
2003 As veteran bullpen filler, Levine will be looking to round out a staff somewhere in 2003. Throughout his career, his ERA has been considerably better than his peripheral numbers would support. Whether this is an indictment of the use of ERA to evaluate relievers, a fluke, or a genuine skill that Levine has developed is left as an exercise for the reader.
2002 One of the best relievers nobody has ever heard of had another fine season in 2001. Levine wasnít as good at erasing inherited runners in 2001 as he had been in 2000, but thatís a minor complaint. Heís a late bloomer who could improve again this season.
2001 In another overlooked middle-relief performance, Al Levine stranded inherited runners all season long and was quietly the best reliever in one of baseball's best bullpens. He will lead the revolt if the front office signs another Belcher/Hill type, thus further increasing his workload.
2000 Levine was the most anonymous member of the deep and effective Angel bullpen in 1999. He does the little things: getting ground balls, controlling the running game and stranding inherited runners. He doesnít do the big things, so expanding his role beyond middle relief would be a mistake.
1999 Acquired from the White Sox for Benji Gil, Levine bounced up and down between Arlington and Oklahoma City all year. He surprised the Rangers by giving them 60 quality innings, exceeding anything he had shown previously in the majors or the minors. And he did it despite (because of?) a dramatic drop in strikeouts. Could be used similarly in 1999.
1997 Levine was given a shot in the Soxí bullpen in the wake of the failures of Karchner and others. He generates lots of grounders with a sinking fastball. He could be a useful pitcher in middle relief, but donít expect him to become a good closer, which is how the Sox are grooming him.
1996  He's being groomed as a closer after flopping as a starter; he has a closer job in winter ball, and will probably get first crack at being the bullpen ace in Nashville in '96.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 20-27Christina Kahrl2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 27-November 2Christina Kahrl2004-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessAre Knuckleballers Easy to Relieve?: ...And Other Pressing Issues of Our TimeMichael Wolverton2004-07-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2004-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The CentralsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Pony Express Rides Through HavasuJoe Sheehan2003-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2003-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Pondering InactionJoe Sheehan2003-08-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 7-10, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. New York YankeesJeff Bower2002-10-01
Transaction Analysis: July 26-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-29
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: April 4-6, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: AngelicJoe Sheehan2002-03-01
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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