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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1810.7 98 110 1 1173 4.12 5.8
Birth Date7-11-1967
Height6' 1"
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
1991 PHI 23 8 8 42.0 42.0 0.0 1 5 0 0 1 1 186 41 28 28 5 69 19 19 3 26 6.00 4.67 5.43 -1.2 -0.1
1992 PHI 24 10 8 37.0 35.0 2.0 1 3 0 0 2 0 171 42 31 31 6 71 21 21 1 24 7.54 5.37 6.39 -5.2 -0.6
1993 COL 25 20 9 54.0 42.7 11.3 0 4 1 0 2 1 277 89 54 51 5 124 32 28 3 33 8.50 4.90 6.16 3.4 0.4
1993 SDN 25 12 12 69.0 69.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 5 0 300 79 46 42 14 136 24 23 1 44 5.48 5.42 5.87 -3.7 -0.4
1994 SDN 26 24 24 164.3 164.3 0.0 6 11 0 0 15 1 682 145 75 62 16 230 43 31 3 121 3.40 3.70 4.55 13.6 1.3
1995 SDN 27 31 31 192.7 192.7 0.0 12 10 0 0 18 1 800 180 79 63 17 263 62 59 11 150 2.94 3.79 4.89 16.6 1.4
1996 SDN 28 24 24 150.7 150.7 0.0 9 5 0 0 11 3 612 147 60 54 17 222 34 33 3 85 3.23 4.17 5.34 6.6 0.9
1997 SDN 29 30 30 200.7 200.7 0.0 9 11 0 0 17 3 851 207 108 92 17 297 49 47 5 144 4.13 3.55 4.48 20.7 2.2
1998 SDN 30 33 33 226.7 226.7 0.0 17 9 0 0 25 0 939 223 90 84 23 346 58 50 7 151 3.34 3.91 5.02 1.3 0.1
1999 SDN 31 31 31 206.0 206.0 0.0 14 10 0 0 17 4 862 204 95 87 26 321 54 50 7 132 3.80 4.32 5.71 2.2 0.4
2000 ATL 32 15 15 98.0 98.0 0.0 8 6 0 0 7 2 412 103 49 45 12 163 23 19 1 55 4.13 4.26 5.33 3.5 0.3
2000 PHI 32 16 16 101.3 101.3 0.0 4 7 0 0 7 0 455 113 75 64 17 188 38 33 5 51 5.68 5.50 6.53 -2.8 -0.3
2001 LAN 33 2 2 11.7 11.7 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 49 14 5 5 2 21 1 1 0 7 3.86 4.29 5.42 1.4 0.1
2002 LAN 34 30 30 181.7 181.7 0.0 9 13 0 0 15 2 771 179 85 79 20 280 65 62 8 107 3.91 4.34 5.25 1.0 -0.3
2003 LAN 35 21 12 73.0 60.3 12.7 3 10 0 0 2 0 318 90 42 42 8 133 17 15 3 41 5.18 4.10 4.27 4.1 0.3
2004 SDN 36 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.95 1.33 0.8 0.1
Career3092851810.71782.728.09811010144197692185792282920528655404916111734.124.205.2162.35.8

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
1986 BND A- 16 6 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 SPA A 13 13 64.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 UTI A- 13 13 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SPA A 3 3 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BAT A- 6 6 44.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SPA A 17 17 106.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CLR A+ 6 6 43.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 REA AA 23 23 139.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PHI MLB 8 8 42.0 5.43 69 .279 .255 .318 .382 .258 .271 101 -0.5 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
1991 SWB AAA 26 26 161.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PHI MLB 10 8 37.0 6.39 38 .311 .249 .307 .364 .252 .303 102 -4.9 -0.5 -5.2 -0.6
1992 SWB AAA 7 7 33.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 COL MLB 20 9 54.0 6.16 89 .303 .265 .325 .397 .259 .412 122 3.3 0.3 3.4 0.4
1993 SDN MLB 12 12 69.0 5.87 62 .295 .265 .324 .395 .259 .300 94 -4.0 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
1993 CSP AAA 7 6 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SDN MLB 24 24 164.3 4.55 98 .228 .264 .326 .411 .254 .259 96 15.4 1.5 13.6 1.3
1995 SDN MLB 31 31 192.7 4.89 94 .237 .261 .326 .403 .252 .292 99 15.0 1.5 16.6 1.4
1996 SDN MLB 24 24 150.7 5.34 84 .234 .263 .326 .411 .253 .275 98 3.9 0.4 6.6 0.9
1997 SDN MLB 30 30 200.7 4.48 102 .245 .265 .330 .413 .256 .299 99 21.5 2.1 20.7 2.2
1998 SDN MLB 33 33 226.7 5.02 76 .252 .259 .324 .401 .252 .286 87 -1.8 -0.2 1.3 0.1
1999 SDN MLB 31 31 206.0 5.71 81 .243 .269 .337 .434 .260 .277 96 0.5 0.0 2.2 0.4
2000 ATL MLB 15 15 98.0 5.33 89 .249 .273 .340 .443 .261 .283 94 5.4 0.5 3.5 0.3
2000 PHI MLB 16 16 101.3 6.53 68 .282 .265 .335 .428 .256 .279 97 -4.4 -0.4 -2.8 -0.3
2001 LAN MLB 2 2 11.7 5.42 77 .262 .269 .330 .450 .262 .308 93 -0.2 -0.0 1.4 0.1
2002 LAN MLB 30 30 181.7 5.25 76 .260 .256 .323 .404 .254 .278 94 -0.4 -0.0 1.0 -0.3
2003 LAN MLB 21 12 73.0 4.27 98 .292 .263 .327 .415 .259 .329 91 5.7 0.6 4.1 0.3
2004 SDN MLB 2 0 2.0 1.33 167 .093 .258 .326 .389 .253 .200 87 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2005 LEL A+ 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -3.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 POR AAA 1 1 3.0 5.36 73 .211 .271 .345 .432 .258 .143 82 0.2 0.0 0.2 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
1986 BND A- 1 2 2 16 6 60.0 56 34 45 3 0% .000 8.4 5.1 0.5 6.8 1.50 4.95 0.0 0.0
1987 SPA A 4 6 0 13 13 64.3 73 38 52 8 0% .000 10.2 5.3 1.1 7.3 1.73 5.60 0.0 0.0
1987 UTI A- 3 7 0 13 13 60.0 56 36 51 3 0% .000 8.4 5.4 0.5 7.7 1.53 4.05 0.0 0.0
1988 SPA A 1 1 0 3 3 16.7 13 7 16 0 0% .000 7.0 3.8 0.0 8.6 1.20 2.69 0.0 0.0
1988 BAT A- 3 1 0 6 6 44.7 25 16 32 3 0% .000 5.0 3.2 0.6 6.4 0.92 1.61 0.0 0.0
1989 CLR A+ 1 4 0 6 6 43.7 28 21 44 0 0% .000 5.8 4.3 0.0 9.1 1.12 1.24 0.0 0.0
1989 SPA A 5 9 0 17 17 106.7 95 49 100 8 0% .000 8.0 4.1 0.7 8.4 1.35 2.87 0.0 0.0
1990 REA AA 10 7 0 23 23 139.7 134 48 94 3 0% .000 8.6 3.1 0.2 6.1 1.30 3.41 0.0 0.0
1991 PHI MLB 1 5 0 8 8 42.0 41 19 26 5 43% .271 8.8 4.1 1.1 5.6 1.43 6.00 -1.2 -0.1
1991 SWB AAA 11 11 0 26 26 161.3 144 60 113 12 0% .000 8.0 3.3 0.7 6.3 1.26 3.46 0.0 0.0
1992 PHI MLB 1 3 0 10 8 37.0 42 21 24 6 50% .303 10.2 5.1 1.5 5.8 1.70 7.54 -5.2 -0.6
1992 SWB AAA 0 3 0 7 7 33.0 23 14 18 4 0% .000 6.3 3.8 1.1 4.9 1.12 3.00 0.0 0.0
1993 COL MLB 0 4 1 20 9 54.0 89 32 33 5 52% .412 14.8 5.3 0.8 5.5 2.24 8.50 3.4 0.4
1993 SDN MLB 3 6 0 12 12 69.0 79 24 44 14 57% .300 10.3 3.1 1.8 5.7 1.49 5.48 -3.7 -0.4
1993 CSP AAA 4 2 0 7 6 41.7 45 12 35 2 0% .000 9.7 2.6 0.4 7.6 1.37 4.10 0.0 0.0
1994 SDN MLB 6 11 0 24 24 164.3 145 43 121 16 57% .259 7.9 2.4 0.9 6.6 1.14 3.40 13.6 1.3
1995 SDN MLB 12 10 0 31 31 192.7 180 62 150 17 55% .292 8.4 2.9 0.8 7.0 1.26 2.94 16.6 1.4
1996 SDN MLB 9 5 0 24 24 150.7 147 34 85 17 58% .275 8.8 2.0 1.0 5.1 1.20 3.23 6.6 0.9
1997 SDN MLB 9 11 0 30 30 200.7 207 49 144 17 58% .299 9.3 2.2 0.8 6.5 1.28 4.13 20.7 2.2
1998 SDN MLB 17 9 0 33 33 226.7 223 58 151 23 55% .286 8.9 2.3 0.9 6.0 1.24 3.34 1.3 0.1
1999 SDN MLB 14 10 0 31 31 206.0 204 54 132 26 54% .277 8.9 2.4 1.1 5.8 1.25 3.80 2.2 0.4
2000 ATL MLB 8 6 0 15 15 98.0 103 23 55 12 59% .283 9.5 2.1 1.1 5.1 1.29 4.13 3.5 0.3
2000 PHI MLB 4 7 0 16 16 101.3 113 38 51 17 58% .279 10.0 3.4 1.5 4.5 1.49 5.68 -2.8 -0.3
2001 LAN MLB 2 0 0 2 2 11.7 14 1 7 2 74% .308 10.8 0.8 1.5 5.4 1.29 3.86 1.4 0.1
2002 LAN MLB 9 13 0 30 30 181.7 179 65 107 20 57% .278 8.9 3.2 1.0 5.3 1.34 3.91 1.0 -0.3
2003 LAN MLB 3 10 0 21 12 73.0 90 17 41 8 47% .329 11.1 2.1 1.0 5.1 1.47 5.18 4.1 0.3
2004 SDN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 2 0 20% .200 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 0.8 0.1
2005 POR AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 0 3 1 25% .143 6.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 0.67 3.00 0.2 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 0 1 0 0% -3.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.00 0.00 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
2004-09-15 2004-10-04 DTD 19 17 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2003-10-20 2003-10-20 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-10-20 -
2003-08-09 2003-08-23 DTD 14 13 - General Medical Illness - -
2002-09-21 2002-09-30 DTD 9 8 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2002-09-05 2002-09-15 DTD 10 9 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -
2001-04-13 2001-10-06 60-DL 176 150 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon 2001-06-04 -
2000-08-30 2000-09-03 DTD 4 4 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -
2000-06-12 2000-06-28 15-DL 16 14 Right Fingers Infection Middle Finger - -
1999-06-07 1999-06-24 15-DL 17 14 - Low Back Strain - -
1999-05-25 1999-06-01 DTD 7 6 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-09-08 1998-09-18 DTD 10 10 Right Hip Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1997-05-20 1997-06-15 15-DL 26 25 Right Elbow Strain - -
1997-05-12 1997-05-19 DTD 7 6 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1996-10-23 1996-10-23 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1996-10-23 -
1996-07-27 1996-09-01 15-DL 36 33 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum - -
1996-06-29 1996-07-15 15-DL 16 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1996-06-06 1996-06-22 15-DL 16 15 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1992-04-27 1992-08-15 15-DL 110 96 Right Thumb Fracture Batted Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 LAN $8,000,000
2002 LAN $8,000,000
2001 LAN $6,000,000
2000 PHI, ATL $5,900,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$27,900,000
4 yrTotal$27,900,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 50 dAdam Katz1 yr/$0.5M (05)+$0.7M incts

Details
  • released 3/06 A 4/05 re-signed 2/05 (minor-league contract) contract purchased 9/04 signed as a free agent from LA 2/04 (minor-league contract)
  • 3 year/$22M (01-03) $1.5M signing bonus, 01:$5.5M, 02:$7.5M, 03:$8M, 04:$8.4M club option (vests with 175 innings pitched in 03 OR 350 innings pitched in 02-03)

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 )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 When healthy, Ashby’s a slightly above-average starter who can give you seven good innings on a sunny day. As is, Ashby’s health presents dual problems this year. If he breaks down like he did in 2001, the Dodgers will get minimal return for their $8 million. If he tosses 168.1 innings, Ashby’s option kicks in at $8.5 million for 2004. That’s a lot of kibble for a guy whose last good season came a year before “Who Let the Dogs Out” delighted music critics worldwide. If only the Dodgers had slapped a leash on Kevin Malone’s money clip.
2002 Getting information about Ashby's elbow injury was like interviewing G. Gordon Liddy about the break-in. In mid-April, the rotation was altered to give Ashby an extra day of rest. Well, the next day: "We'll skip a start to relieve the soreness." And then: "Maybe a trip to the 15-day DL because of the muscle strain." The trickle and stop-action mudslide of Ashby's elbow continued for two months, until the team finally found a torn flexor tendon on an MRI performed in June. He's expected to be ready for spring training. At some point, people in baseball are going to realize that pitching is an unnatural act and start paying more attention to little aches and pains. The tough-guy mentality is part of sports, but it can be very counterproductive for everyone involved. Ask Billy Wagner.
2001 Bobby Cox and Leo Mazzone have done a phenomenal job for ten years, but their refusal to give Bruce Chen a deserved rotation job cost the team wins, money, and four years of a talented pitcher. The trade made no sense at the time; it looked worse when Andy Ashby pitched at his established level after the trade, while Chen was one of the best pitchers in the NL during the second half.

Ashby signed with Dodgers for three years and $22.5 million. The park will mask his decline and make him look better than the #4 starter he is.
2000 Whenever your favorite team picks up a pitcher with great stuff who can’t seem to keep the ball in the strike zone, just keep in mind that Andy Ashby is the upside. It isn’t a percentage move, but nobody can keep their system full of genuine pitching prospects, so it’s better than nothing. Ashby has been a quality pitcher since 1994, and the declining peripherals aren’t anything to worry about yet. Traded for three cheap arms, he’ll start the year as the Phillies’ #1 starter, waiting for Curt Schilling to return.
1999 Maybe it was Kevin Brown's arrival, or maybe it was Dave Stewart. Whatever the reason, Ashby responded with the best four months of his career to open 1998. Unfortunately, he pulled a muscle while pitching in late July, and was a different pitcher through the end of the regular season. He was tough in the playoffs, and with Brown’s departure, figures to be the ace of the staff in 1999.
1998 San Diego’s uncontested ace in 1997, Ashby started strong but fell victim to the team-wide injury bug and had his worst season since 1993. On the positive side, he pitched well in September and his strikeout rate made a comeback. Look for a solid season in 1998.
1997 He fought shoulder problems all season, but pitched as well as ever when he was healthy. The culprit may have been a heavy workload early in the season, an average of over 7 IP/start through May. The decline in his strikeout rate appears to be a vestige of the injury. Ashby’s thin, and his motion isn’t exactly smooth, so I would be wary of continued problems. Watch him carefully in spring training.
1996  OK, maybe it wasn't aliens. There was some erosion in Ashby's peripheral numbers last year, but it wasn't statistically significant. It could be he just took a while to get acclimated to the major leagues. If that's the case, and the last two years are his level, he's not going to have any problems putting the kids through Harvard.

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Change Things When Change is HardZachary Levine2014-09-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessManufactured Runs: How Often Do Deadline Deals Pay Off?Colin Wyers2011-07-29
The BP Broadside: Questions, Predictions, Worries, Distractions, and Other Mysteries of Opening Day, National LeagueSteven Goldman2011-03-31
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This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Matchup DoppelgangersEric Seidman2009-07-31
Completely Random Statistical Trivia: 2006 in ReviewKeith Woolner2006-10-09
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Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2005-11-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-11-17
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Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-23
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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2003-06-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Preview: The National LeagueNate Silver2003-03-26
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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-26
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