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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 869.3 51 62 42 691 4.17 6.5
Birth Date3-6-1973
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
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
1995 CHN 22 18 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 86 22 15 13 0 33 10 9 0 15 6.50 3.06 3.57 3.9 0.4
1996 CHN 23 69 0 101.0 0.0 101.0 3 6 4 6 0 0 423 84 36 33 6 119 49 43 1 78 2.94 3.81 4.93 2.7 0.1
1997 CHN 24 74 0 74.0 0.0 74.0 2 9 18 4 0 0 341 91 43 38 3 117 40 34 1 64 4.62 3.53 4.19 8.5 0.8
1998 CHN 25 63 0 72.7 0.0 72.7 7 7 1 8 0 0 330 72 39 35 7 104 41 38 1 73 4.33 4.04 5.08 1.7 0.2
1999 CHN 26 52 0 65.0 0.0 65.0 6 3 13 5 0 0 277 60 33 29 9 100 28 26 0 57 4.02 4.41 5.97 -1.9 -0.2
2000 LAN 27 66 0 84.3 0.0 84.3 6 9 2 5 0 0 369 80 42 33 6 110 39 39 0 56 3.52 4.04 5.26 0.1 0.3
2001 LAN 28 43 22 166.3 136.3 30.0 12 8 0 1 13 1 708 172 84 80 9 235 54 53 3 141 4.33 3.04 3.84 28.9 3.1
2002 PHI 29 46 19 136.7 102.7 34.0 7 9 0 1 8 1 590 132 76 66 9 185 58 53 3 96 4.35 3.67 5.00 5.7 0.6
2003 PHI 30 66 0 68.0 0.0 68.0 1 4 0 2 0 0 284 68 22 20 1 86 23 19 2 51 2.65 2.77 3.45 12.6 1.3
2004 BOS 31 19 0 27.0 0.0 27.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 119 35 19 18 6 58 6 5 1 21 6.00 5.27 6.56 -0.3 -0.0
2004 TOR 31 42 0 43.0 0.0 43.0 4 4 3 3 0 0 197 49 20 19 4 69 22 20 1 35 3.98 4.34 5.30 5.0 0.5
2005 PHI 32 16 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 2 0 1 0 0 77 25 19 19 3 42 10 8 4 4 12.82 8.47 8.81 -5.3 -0.5
Career57441869.3239.0630.3516242362123801890448403631258380347176914.173.754.7761.46.5

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 HNT Rk 14 13 57.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PEO A 25 25 157.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 DAY A+ 13 13 70.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 DAY A+ 39 7 84.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CHN MLB 18 0 18.0 3.57 129 .261 .272 .344 .433 .266 .361 108 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
1995 ORL AA 37 0 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 IOW AAA 7 0 6.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHN MLB 69 0 101.0 4.93 99 .226 .267 .331 .419 .255 .270 103 4.3 0.4 2.7 0.1
1997 CHN MLB 74 0 74.0 4.19 110 .277 .266 .335 .413 .261 .378 101 8.8 0.9 8.5 0.8
1998 CHN MLB 63 0 72.7 5.08 91 .255 .262 .329 .411 .257 .312 101 1.5 0.2 1.7 0.2
1998 IOW AAA 3 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHN MLB 52 0 65.0 5.97 80 .244 .268 .343 .432 .262 .279 99 -1.8 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
1999 WTN AA 2 1 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 66 0 84.3 5.26 92 .231 .275 .349 .452 .265 .276 96 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.3
2001 LAN MLB 43 22 166.3 3.84 116 .237 .264 .328 .427 .258 .325 96 28.9 2.8 28.9 3.1
2002 PHI MLB 46 19 136.7 5.00 84 .249 .259 .326 .408 .256 .290 96 4.5 0.5 5.7 0.6
2003 PHI MLB 66 0 68.0 3.45 122 .231 .258 .322 .408 .254 .324 96 11.8 1.2 12.6 1.3
2004 BOS MLB 19 0 27.0 6.56 80 .283 .271 .336 .437 .260 .341 109 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2004 TOR MLB 42 0 43.0 5.30 102 .263 .268 .336 .427 .259 .333 108 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2005 PHI MLB 16 0 13.3 8.81 2 .393 .268 .332 .414 .265 .393 98 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2005 SWB AAA 14 0 16.3 4.56 100 .312 .260 .331 .412 .248 .396 82 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2006 IND AAA 48 0 63.1 5.13 72 .267 .256 .327 .387 .254 .295 92 -2.0 -0.2 -1.3 -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 HNT Rk 0 9 0 14 13 57.7 67 62 52 1 0% .000 10.5 9.7 0.2 8.1 2.24 5.77 0.0 0.0
1992 PEO A 7 12 0 25 25 157.0 144 86 96 7 0% .000 8.3 4.9 0.4 5.5 1.46 4.41 0.0 0.0
1993 DAY A+ 3 5 0 13 13 70.7 78 43 35 2 0% .000 9.9 5.5 0.3 4.5 1.71 4.96 0.0 0.0
1994 DAY A+ 9 10 7 39 7 84.3 87 46 64 5 0% .000 9.3 4.9 0.5 6.8 1.58 4.38 0.0 0.0
1995 CHN MLB 1 1 1 18 0 18.0 22 10 15 0 61% .361 11.0 5.0 0.0 7.5 1.78 6.50 3.9 0.4
1995 IOW AAA 0 0 5 7 0 6.3 3 2 10 0 0% .000 4.3 2.9 0.0 14.3 0.79 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 ORL AA 2 3 19 37 0 37.7 23 16 26 2 0% .000 5.5 3.8 0.5 6.2 1.03 1.43 0.0 0.0
1996 CHN MLB 3 6 4 69 0 101.0 84 49 78 6 65% .270 7.5 4.4 0.5 7.0 1.32 2.94 2.7 0.1
1997 CHN MLB 2 9 18 74 0 74.0 91 40 64 3 60% .378 11.1 4.9 0.4 7.8 1.77 4.62 8.5 0.8
1998 CHN MLB 7 7 1 63 0 72.7 72 41 73 7 60% .312 8.9 5.1 0.9 9.0 1.56 4.33 1.7 0.2
1998 IOW AAA 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 1 3 5 0 0% .000 2.2 6.8 0.0 11.2 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CHN MLB 6 3 13 52 0 65.0 60 28 57 9 57% .279 8.3 3.9 1.2 7.9 1.35 4.02 -1.9 -0.2
1999 WTN AA 0 0 0 2 1 2.7 5 2 2 0 0% .000 16.7 6.7 0.0 6.7 2.59 16.67 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 6 9 2 66 0 84.3 80 39 56 6 70% .276 8.5 4.2 0.6 6.0 1.41 3.52 0.1 0.3
2001 LAN MLB 12 8 0 43 22 166.3 172 54 141 9 66% .325 9.3 2.9 0.5 7.6 1.36 4.33 28.9 3.1
2002 PHI MLB 7 9 0 46 19 136.7 132 58 96 9 72% .290 8.7 3.8 0.6 6.3 1.39 4.35 5.7 0.6
2003 PHI MLB 1 4 0 66 0 68.0 68 23 51 1 60% .324 9.0 3.0 0.1 6.8 1.34 2.65 12.6 1.3
2004 BOS MLB 2 0 0 19 0 27.0 35 6 21 6 51% .341 11.7 2.0 2.0 7.0 1.52 6.00 -0.3 -0.0
2004 TOR MLB 4 4 3 42 0 43.0 49 22 35 4 58% .333 10.3 4.6 0.8 7.3 1.65 3.98 5.0 0.5
2005 PHI MLB 0 2 0 16 0 13.3 25 10 4 3 54% .393 16.9 6.8 2.0 2.7 2.62 12.82 -5.3 -0.5
2005 SWB AAA 1 2 0 14 0 16.3 22 8 14 1 52% .396 12.1 4.4 0.6 7.7 1.84 4.42 2.3 0.2
2006 IND AAA 5 3 1 48 0 63.1 66 22 43 7 58% .295 9.4 3.1 1.0 6.1 1.39 4.28 -1.3 -0.2

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
2003-10-21 2003-10-21 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips and Bone Spur 2003-10-21
2003-09-12 2003-09-29 DTD 17 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2003-08-27 2003-09-11 15-DL 15 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2002-05-29 2002-06-04 DTD 6 4 - Neck Spasms - -
2002-04-10 2002-04-20 DTD 10 9 - Chest Strain - -
2002-02-18 2002-03-02 Camp 12 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2000-06-29 2000-07-05 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Inflammation - -
2000-06-25 2000-06-28 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1999-06-19 1999-07-06 15-DL 17 15 Right Groin Strain - -
1999-04-05 1999-05-09 15-DL 34 27 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
1997-05-15 1997-05-18 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Contusion - -
1997-05-04 1997-05-06 DTD 2 1 - Neck Soreness - -
1993-06-21 1993-09-05 Minors 76 0 Right Shoulder Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 PHI $500,000
2004 TOR, BOS $1,700,000
2003 PHI $2,900,000
2002 PHI $2,700,000
2001 LAN $2,600,000
2000 LAN $1,400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$11,800,000
6 yrTotal$11,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 104 dHendricks bros

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 11/05 (minor-league contract) (not retiring)
  • restricted list 8/05 (retiring) designated for assignment 5/05 signed as a free agent from BOS 1/05, 1 year/$0.5M (05)
  • acquired in trade from TOR 7/04 signed as a free agent from PHI 1/04, 1 year/$1.7M (04)
  • bonuses avoided arbitration 1/03, 1 year/$2.9M (03) ($3.395M-$2.7M) PHI declined 03 option 10/02
  • 1 year/$2.7M (02)+03,04 club options
  • 3 year/$19.5M with innings pitched, games started bonuses: 02:$2.7M($4.8M with bonuses), 03:$5.4M club option ($6.6M with bonuses), 04:$7.5M club option ($8.1M with bonuses) 01:1 year/$2.6M, arbitration-eligible (won $2.6M-$1.96M)

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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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Unlike other recent pickups, Adams cost the Red Sox a decent prospect in John Hattig, in exchange for 27 forgettable innings. While the Sox have done a good job of acquiring risky hitters, they've gone through more borderline bullpen arms than Jeanne Zalasko has hairstyles. Non-tendered, Adams is a free agent at press time.
2003 Signed to be a starter, Terry Adams was extremely ineffective in that role. Once the Phillies moved him to the bullpen, he returned to what he has been, a very effective setup man. The starter experiment was one worth trying, but it seems clear that Adamsís value is as a reliever.
2002 Adams moved into the rotation in response to a bevy of injuries and responded well. He's likely to be in a similar role in 2002, except that he'll start the season in the rotation and move to the bullpen if he can't handle the workload. Adams has a drastic home/away split that would worry me in terms of making him a starteróa 3.46 ERA in Chavez Ravine, 5.09 on the road. Very dangerous, and another obvious pickup for Ed Wade and the Phillies.
2001 Terry Adams is pretty much the ground-ball-inducing workhorse every team needs in the seventh and eighth innings. A 20-inning April preceded a rough patch, after which he was fine. He's never had consecutive good seasons, so tread carefully.
2000 This year's health problems? He started off on the disabled list with a strained elbow, went back on it a few months later with a strained groin and finished up scuffling down the stretch. Throwing more than 100 innings in his rookie season and making 143 appearances in his first two years probably didn't help him stay healthy. We're still researching usage patterns for relievers and hope to have some findings in the next year or two. Adams was traded to the Dodgers in the Ismael Valdes deal and will help Alan Mills set up Jeff Shaw.
1999 Adams has serious mechanical problems, constantly flying open in his delivery. For a guy who throws as hard as he does, it also doesnít help that he almost never works the inside corner. Adamsí failure to develop has been mentioned as one of the reasons the Cubs let pitching coach Phil Regan walk away.
1998 Maybe itís easy to forget because of the sentiment ďthank God he isnít Mel Rojas,Ē but Adams struggled badly last year. Iím convinced a large part of the problem is that he should never be used in partial innings or make appearances for less than an inning. Itís hard not to like his combination of power, groundballs and keeping the ball in the park.
1997 Heís got the big, wild heater and unlike many modern relievers, Adams can go several innings when heís on. Heís already clamoring publicly for the closerís role. An organization can either say this is a nice, aggressive attitude, or label him an attitude problem because he should just accept whatever role heís given. Since Rigglemanís style is usually low-key, it shouldnít be a problem.
1996  He's considered the closer of the future, and he's compared to Goose Gossage in one of those stock "compare the kid to someone special" scout sound bites. Adams' success this season was because he started to mix a slider effectively with his fastball. He has a very good shot at earning a spot with the Cubs this spring.

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In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWill's Mill: Another Day, Another RumorWill Carroll2006-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-4Christina Kahrl2005-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: June DealsChristina Kahrl2005-06-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2005-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: AL Season Wrap-Up, Non-Playoff Teams EditionSteven Goldman2004-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Stoking the Trade FiresDayn Perry2004-07-28
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2004-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-07-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2004-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The EastsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFree Agent Health Report: American LeagueWill Carroll2003-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFree Agent Health Report: National LeagueWill Carroll2003-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: All Kinds of TimeWill Carroll2003-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Reaching BackWill Carroll2003-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: And Down the Stretch They Come...Joe Sheehan2003-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: This is the Guy Behind the GuyWill Carroll2003-09-15
Prospectus Today: Survival of the Fittest, RelieversJoe Sheehan2003-09-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
1996 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1996-11-15


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