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Antonio Alfonseca PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 613 35 37 129 400 4.11 2.9
Birth Date4-16-1972
Height6' 5"
Weight250 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
1997 FLO 25 17 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 1 3 0 3 0 0 123 36 16 14 3 58 10 7 1 19 4.91 4.40 3.73 4.9 0.5
1998 FLO 26 58 0 70.7 0.0 70.7 4 6 8 7 0 0 316 75 36 32 10 119 33 24 3 46 4.08 5.13 6.34 -8.7 -1.0
1999 FLO 27 73 0 77.7 0.0 77.7 4 5 21 4 0 0 325 79 28 28 4 106 29 23 4 46 3.24 3.83 4.66 5.1 0.5
2000 FLO 28 68 0 70.0 0.0 70.0 5 6 45 4 0 0 311 82 35 33 7 120 24 21 1 47 4.24 4.08 5.34 2.9 0.3
2001 FLO 29 58 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 4 4 28 6 0 0 268 68 24 21 6 92 15 12 5 40 3.06 3.95 4.53 5.5 0.5
2002 CHN 30 66 0 74.3 0.0 74.3 2 5 19 9 0 0 330 73 34 33 5 104 36 33 3 61 4.00 3.68 4.37 6.9 0.8
2003 CHN 31 60 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 3 1 0 6 0 0 296 76 43 43 7 109 27 24 2 51 5.83 4.12 4.28 8.3 0.8
2004 ATL 32 79 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 6 4 0 3 0 0 313 71 24 21 5 97 28 23 0 45 2.57 3.76 4.29 5.9 0.4
2005 FLO 33 33 0 27.3 0.0 27.3 1 1 0 3 0 0 118 29 15 15 2 42 14 10 2 16 4.94 4.53 5.05 0.1 0.0
2006 TEX 34 19 0 16.0 0.0 16.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 23 10 10 3 36 7 7 0 5 5.62 6.31 7.10 -1.1 -0.1
2007 PHI 35 61 0 49.7 0.0 49.7 5 2 8 6 0 0 236 65 31 30 3 93 27 21 1 24 5.44 4.69 5.09 2.9 0.2
Career5920613.00.0613.035371295100271067729628055976250205224004.114.224.8632.82.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1997 FLO MLB 17 0 25.7 3.73 116 .311 .263 .325 .403 .256 .367 96 4.6 0.5 4.9 0.5
1998 FLO MLB 58 0 70.7 6.34 57 .279 .268 .335 .420 .262 .290 96 -8.1 -0.8 -8.7 -1.0
1999 FLO MLB 73 0 77.7 4.66 102 .239 .269 .342 .427 .260 .310 95 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2000 FLO MLB 68 0 70.0 5.34 91 .259 .272 .351 .445 .267 .323 96 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2001 FLO MLB 58 0 61.7 4.53 99 .257 .268 .337 .431 .267 .307 95 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2002 CHN MLB 66 0 74.3 4.37 102 .255 .259 .328 .410 .257 .302 99 6.4 0.6 6.9 0.8
2003 CHN MLB 60 0 66.3 4.28 111 .265 .266 .331 .426 .261 .330 104 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2004 ATL MLB 79 0 73.7 4.29 102 .243 .262 .330 .423 .263 .281 93 6.3 0.6 5.9 0.4
2005 FLO MLB 33 0 27.3 5.05 80 .267 .270 .333 .430 .265 .321 92 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2006 TEX MLB 19 0 16.0 7.10 68 .301 .269 .334 .429 .257 .339 109 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2007 PHI MLB 61 0 49.7 5.09 97 .277 .271 .340 .429 .264 .343 103 3.0 0.3 2.9 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
1997 FLO MLB 1 3 0 17 0 25.7 36 10 19 3 43% .367 12.6 3.5 1.1 6.7 1.79 4.91 4.9 0.5
1998 FLO MLB 4 6 8 58 0 70.7 75 33 46 10 48% .290 9.6 4.2 1.3 5.9 1.53 4.08 -8.7 -1.0
1999 FLO MLB 4 5 21 73 0 77.7 79 29 46 4 50% .310 9.2 3.4 0.5 5.3 1.39 3.24 5.1 0.5
2000 FLO MLB 5 6 45 68 0 70.0 82 24 47 7 64% .323 10.5 3.1 0.9 6.0 1.51 4.24 2.9 0.3
2001 FLO MLB 4 4 28 58 0 61.7 68 15 40 6 67% .307 9.9 2.2 0.9 5.8 1.35 3.06 5.5 0.5
2002 CHN MLB 2 5 19 66 0 74.3 73 36 61 5 65% .302 8.8 4.4 0.6 7.4 1.47 4.00 6.9 0.8
2003 CHN MLB 3 1 0 60 0 66.3 76 27 51 7 61% .330 10.3 3.7 0.9 6.9 1.55 5.83 8.3 0.8
2004 ATL MLB 6 4 0 79 0 73.7 71 28 45 5 61% .281 8.7 3.4 0.6 5.5 1.34 2.57 5.9 0.4
2005 FLO MLB 1 1 0 33 0 27.3 29 14 16 2 63% .321 9.5 4.6 0.7 5.3 1.57 4.94 0.1 0.0
2006 TEX MLB 0 0 0 19 0 16.0 23 7 5 3 52% .339 12.9 3.9 1.7 2.8 1.88 5.62 -1.1 -0.1
2007 PHI MLB 5 2 8 61 0 49.7 65 27 24 3 53% .343 11.8 4.9 0.5 4.3 1.85 5.44 2.9 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
2007 5 0.6000 0.4000 1.0000 0.6667 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career50.60.410.66670100

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-08-20 2007-08-23 DTD 3 2 - Ankle Sprain - -
2007-06-17 2007-06-19 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Inflammation - -
2006-05-10 2006-06-07 15-DL 28 23 Right Elbow Soreness -
2006-05-03 2006-05-06 DTD 3 3 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2005-04-22 2005-07-26 60-DL 95 80 Right Elbow Stress Fracture -
2004-12-17 2004-12-17 On-Alr 0 0 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disk - -
2003-03-30 2003-05-05 15-DL 36 31 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-10-01 2001-10-08 DTD 7 6 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disk -
2001-07-19 2001-07-19 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2000-03-01 2000-03-01 Camp 0 0 - General Medical Illness Mumps - -
1999-06-07 1999-06-08 DTD 1 0 - Back Soreness - -
1998-08-04 1998-08-05 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Stiffness - -
1998-05-14 1998-05-31 15-DL 17 14 - Groin Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 PHI $380,000
2006 TEX $2,750,000
2005 FLO $300,000
2004 ATL $1,350,000
2003 CHN $4,000,000
2002 CHN $3,550,000
2001 FLO $2,450,000
2000 FLO $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$15,160,000
8 yrTotal$15,160,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 126 dJuan Iglesias

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TX 1/07, 1 year/$0.38M (07) ($0.7M if he makes team) performance bonus to $1.1M
  • released 6/06 designated for assignment 6/06 contract purchased 4/06 signed as a free agent from FL 1/06, 1 year/$2.75M (06) (minor-league contract)
  • declined 06 club option 11/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (05)+bonuses+$2.7M 06 vesting option
  • 05:$0.3M+$1.7M bonuses, 06:$2.7M club option (vests with 65 games in 05) (orig signed 2 year/$4.75M contract but failed physical)
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 12/04
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 12/03, 1 year/$1.35M (04)+$0.65M bonuses
  • acquired in trade from FL 3/02
  • 1 year/$4M (03)
  • 2 year/$6M (01-02) 01:$2.45M, 02:$3.55M
  • $0.5M-Rolaids, $50K ea-All Star, Gold Glove

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Antonio Alfonseca threw 188 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (84mph), Change (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).