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Portrait of Lou Pote

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 219.7 4 4 6 167 3.56 1.1
Birth Date8-21-1971
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
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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
1999 ANA 27 20 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 1 1 3 1 0 0 118 23 9 7 1 31 12 11 0 20 2.15 3.51 3.64 6.2 0.6
2000 ANA 28 32 1 50.3 4.3 46.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 214 52 23 19 4 74 17 16 0 44 3.40 3.52 4.36 8.2 0.8
2001 ANA 29 44 1 86.7 5.0 81.7 2 0 2 1 0 0 380 88 41 40 11 139 32 27 3 66 4.15 4.44 5.85 -1.3 -0.1
2002 ANA 30 31 0 50.3 0.0 50.3 0 2 0 1 0 0 206 33 20 18 7 57 26 24 3 32 3.22 5.32 5.94 -1.9 -0.2
2004 CLE 32 2 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 3 3 0 4 1 1 0 5 9.00 0.82 3.13 1.1 0.1
Career1292219.79.3210.3446400931199968723305887961673.564.265.1912.31.1

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 EVE A- 5 4 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SJO A+ 4 3 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA 20 3 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SHV AA 19 19 108.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SHV AA 5 5 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 HAR AA 9 4 28.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SHV AA 28 0 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 HAR AA 25 18 104.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 7 3 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .219 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MID AA 32 19 154.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 20 0 29.3 3.64 129 .215 .278 .343 .450 .265 .259 96 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
1999 EDM AAA 24 23 150.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ANA MLB 32 1 50.3 4.36 113 .242 .276 .343 .439 .262 .322 93 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2000 EDM AAA 24 0 30.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ANA MLB 44 1 86.7 5.85 78 .264 .267 .332 .434 .264 .287 97 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2002 ANA MLB 31 0 50.3 5.94 71 .242 .262 .330 .417 .263 .188 95 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2002 SLC AAA 7 7 39.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HNS npb 8 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 2 0 3.0 3.13 140 .217 .270 .343 .436 .266 .429 104 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2004 POR AAA 4 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAC AAA 19 0 26.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 OKL AAA 14 4 42.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.662 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BAK A+ 9 0 24.0 3.80 134 .239 .287 .365 .450 .295 .359 62 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2006 FRI AA 17 1 30.0 5.48 58 .242 .269 .344 .425 .273 .250 49 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2010 CHH mex 8 4 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 EVE A- 2 0 0 5 4 28.7 24 7 26 2 0% .000 7.5 2.2 0.6 8.2 1.08 2.51 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA 4 2 0 20 3 37.7 20 15 26 1 0% .000 4.8 3.6 0.2 6.2 0.93 0.95 0.0 0.0
1992 SJO A+ 0 1 0 4 3 9.7 11 7 8 0 0% .000 10.2 6.5 0.0 7.4 1.86 4.64 0.0 0.0
1993 SHV AA 8 7 0 19 19 108.3 111 45 81 10 0% .000 9.2 3.7 0.8 6.7 1.44 4.07 0.0 0.0
1994 SHV AA 2 2 0 5 5 28.7 31 7 15 2 0% .000 9.7 2.2 0.6 4.7 1.32 2.82 0.0 0.0
1995 SHV AA 2 2 3 28 0 50.7 53 26 30 8 0% .000 9.4 4.6 1.4 5.3 1.56 5.33 0.0 0.0
1995 HAR AA 0 1 0 9 4 28.3 32 7 24 3 0% .000 10.2 2.2 1.0 7.6 1.38 5.41 0.0 0.0
1996 HAR AA 1 7 1 25 18 104.7 114 48 61 15 0% .000 9.8 4.1 1.3 5.2 1.55 5.07 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 0 0 0 7 3 23.3 15 8 21 1 0% .219 5.8 3.1 0.4 8.1 0.99 1.55 0.0 0.0
1998 MID AA 8 10 0 32 19 154.3 194 54 117 18 0% .000 11.3 3.1 1.0 6.8 1.61 5.31 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 1 1 3 20 0 29.3 23 12 20 1 64% .259 7.1 3.7 0.3 6.1 1.19 2.15 6.2 0.6
1999 EDM AAA 7 9 0 24 23 150.0 171 41 118 19 0% .000 10.3 2.5 1.1 7.1 1.41 4.50 0.0 0.0
2000 ANA MLB 1 1 1 32 1 50.3 52 17 44 4 62% .322 9.3 3.0 0.7 7.9 1.37 3.40 8.2 0.8
2000 EDM AAA 2 1 12 24 0 30.7 27 14 28 2 0% .000 7.9 4.1 0.6 8.2 1.34 3.52 0.0 0.0
2001 ANA MLB 2 0 2 44 1 86.7 88 32 66 11 68% .287 9.1 3.3 1.1 6.9 1.38 4.15 -1.3 -0.1
2002 ANA MLB 0 2 0 31 0 50.3 33 26 32 7 61% .188 5.9 4.6 1.3 5.7 1.17 3.22 -1.9 -0.2
2002 SLC AAA 2 1 0 7 7 39.0 42 10 43 3 0% .345 9.7 2.3 0.7 9.9 1.33 6.00 0.0 0.0
2003 HNS npb 0 1 1 8 0 9.3 16 1 8 1 0% .000 15.5 1.0 1.0 7.7 1.83 9.68 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 1 0 1 4 0 5.0 5 3 6 1 0% .308 9.0 5.4 1.8 10.8 1.60 7.20 0.0 0.0
2004 SAC AAA 1 2 2 19 0 26.7 23 12 20 1 0% .286 7.8 4.0 0.3 6.7 1.31 3.37 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 3 1 5 0 57% .429 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 1.33 9.00 1.1 0.1
2005 OKL AAA 2 1 1 14 4 42.7 45 27 35 2 0% -.662 9.5 5.7 0.4 7.4 1.69 3.37 0.0 0.0
2006 FRI AA 3 2 0 17 1 30.0 33 15 24 3 47% .250 9.9 4.5 0.9 7.2 1.60 5.10 3.8 0.4
2006 BAK A+ 2 1 1 9 0 24.0 24 8 25 1 41% .359 9.0 3.0 0.4 9.4 1.33 3.75 7.0 0.7
2010 CHH mex 0 3 0 8 4 23.7 23 22 24 4 0% .302 8.7 8.4 1.5 9.1 1.90 6.08 0.0 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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 ANA $255,000
2001 ANA $215,000
2000 ANA $207,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$677,500
3 yrTotal$677,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 171 d

Details
  • designated for assignment 6/04 acquired in trade from OAK 5/04 signed as a free agent from Japan 1/04
  • waived (AN) 1/03
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/02
  • 1 year/$0.225M (02)

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Pote is a middle-of-the-bullpen guy with some upside. Hes got the flexibility to work out of the pen, make the occasional spot start, and keep a team in a game for three innings if need be. A club that needs a 90 to 110-inning reliever should give him a shot. He was lucky in 2002 in terms of keeping batted balls from becoming hits, but he was also a little more wild in the zone than usual. The forecast is conservative.
2002 Pote started the year as a multi-inning reliever in the Shigetoshi Hasegawa mold, going two innings or longer in more than half of his appearances. He even snuck in an emergency start, beating the Yankees on August 6. Hes the Scott Williamson-style setup man in 2002.
2001 Another nice season by Lou Pote, building on a promising 1999. Pote spent eight years in the minors before his debut; next time you hear someone lament the weakness of modern bullpens, remember that there are dozens of pitchers like Pote (and Ben Weber, below) waiting patiently.
2000 Pote is a good story, a professional since 1991 who finally made the major leagues last summer. He has some surface similarities to Levine and goes into the spring trying to take his job. While the Angel bullpen was effective in 1999, almost all of the contributors had below-average strikeout rates, so some decline is inevitable.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-27, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-29
Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The WestsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-16
Transaction Analysis: September 11-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-17
Transaction Analysis: July 26-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-29
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-24
Transaction Analysis: April 4-6, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-08
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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