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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 40)
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Birth Date3-29-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age40 years, 5 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.02012
0.52013
1.22014
-0.32015
0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2004 SEA MLB 25 0 30.7 2 3 0 29 14 36 4 .259 102 8.5 4.1 1.2 10.6 53% .316 .248 1.40 3.87 3.52 82 3.41 0.7
2005 SEA MLB 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 7 1 9 1 .267 103 9.4 1.4 1.4 12.2 29% .375 .251 1.20 2.75 6.75 88 3.65 0.1
2007 SFN MLB 22 0 30.7 0 0 0 32 10 25 5 .264 98 9.4 2.9 1.5 7.3 40% .300 .259 1.37 4.74 4.11 105 4.40 0.4
2010 BOS MLB 43 1 60.0 2 3 0 58 19 41 9 .262 113 8.7 2.9 1.4 6.2 48% .268 .251 1.28 4.63 4.50 102 4.17 0.5
2011 BOS MLB 17 0 30.3 1 0 1 31 6 17 0 .262 110 9.2 1.8 0.0 5.0 46% .320 .233 1.22 2.73 3.26 107 4.27 0.2
2012 BOS MLB 42 0 51.3 2 1 0 42 9 36 2 .258 106 7.4 1.6 0.4 6.3 57% .261 .194 0.99 2.68 1.58 88 3.09 1.0
2013 NYN MLB 50 0 45.3 3 3 0 45 12 28 4 .254 97 8.9 2.4 0.8 5.6 49% .273 .258 1.26 3.73 4.37 108 3.72 0.5
2014 CLE MLB 70 0 72.0 6 0 2 60 14 49 4 .263 104 7.5 1.8 0.5 6.1 61% .263 .216 1.03 3.10 2.75 90 3.14 1.2
2015 CLE MLB 23 0 19.7 1 1 0 23 4 12 6 .267 107 10.5 1.8 2.7 5.5 43% .266 .311 1.37 6.61 6.86 115 5.78 -0.3
CareerMLB2981346.7171133278925335.2611058.52.30.96.651%.279.2401.203.763.63983.784.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1999 WIS A 15 13 81.7 4 5 0 67 25 85 4 .000 7.4 2.8 0.4 9.4 0% -.548 .000 1.13 3.25 3.41
2000 LNC A+ 18 18 97.7 5 5 0 117 21 77 10 .000 10.8 1.9 0.9 7.1 0% -.991 .000 1.41 4.08 3.68
2000 TAC AAA 5 5 26.0 1 1 0 22 6 18 3 .000 7.6 2.1 1.0 6.2 0% -.704 .000 1.08 4.38 3.81
2001 SAN AA 24 24 136.0 9 10 0 171 28 83 11 .000 11.3 1.9 0.7 5.5 0% -1.311 .000 1.46 3.96 4.24
2001 Peo Wnt 9 6 28.0 0 0 0 39 4 14 3 .000 12.5 1.3 1.0 4.5 0% -1.714 .000 1.54 5.15 3.54
2002 TAC AAA 27 21 124.3 5 10 2 123 31 112 13 .000 8.9 2.2 0.9 8.1 0% .303 .000 1.24 3.97 4.63
2003 TAC AAA 39 7 108.7 6 9 1 114 37 83 8 .000 9.4 3.1 0.7 6.9 0% .309 .000 1.39 3.83 4.31
2003 Lar Wnt 13 5 30.0 3 0 0 22 6 24 3 .000 6.6 1.8 0.9 7.2 0% -.576 .000 0.93 3.85 2.40
2004 SEA MLB 25 0 30.7 2 3 0 29 14 36 4 .259 102 8.5 4.1 1.2 10.6 53% .316 .248 1.40 3.87 3.52
2004 TAC AAA 40 1 69.3 5 3 7 71 26 76 8 .000 9.2 3.4 1.0 9.9 0% .333 .000 1.40 4.02 4.16
2005 SEA MLB 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 7 1 9 1 .267 103 9.4 1.4 1.4 12.2 29% .375 .251 1.20 2.75 6.75
2005 SAN AA 5 0 6.0 0 0 0 3 2 8 0 .260 58 4.5 3.0 0.0 12.0 38% .231 .088 0.83 1.62 0.00
2005 TAC AAA 10 0 13.0 0 0 0 13 5 17 0 .279 81 9.0 3.5 0.0 11.8 38% .382 .255 1.38 2.06 4.15
2006 TAC AAA 30 0 50.1 4 0 1 49 15 39 2 .270 97 8.8 2.7 0.4 7.0 43% .303 .255 1.28 3.27 2.34
2007 SFN MLB 22 0 30.7 0 0 0 32 10 25 5 .264 98 9.4 2.9 1.5 7.3 40% .300 .259 1.37 4.74 4.11
2007 FRE AAA 38 1 53.7 3 2 4 44 8 51 1 .263 106 7.4 1.3 0.2 8.5 41% .281 .206 0.97 2.38 2.01
2008 HNS npb 42 12 104.7 7 6 0 104 26 85 9 .000 8.9 2.2 0.8 7.3 0% .303 .000 1.24 3.23 3.70
2009 HNS npb 75 0 90.0 5 3 0 60 20 81 3 .000 6.0 2.0 0.3 8.1 0% .245 .000 0.89 2.05 1.70
2010 BOS MLB 43 1 60.0 2 3 0 58 19 41 9 .262 113 8.7 2.9 1.4 6.2 48% .268 .251 1.28 4.63 4.50
2010 PAW AAA 11 0 13.3 1 0 0 13 5 17 0 .251 93 8.8 3.4 0.0 11.5 49% .351 .255 1.35 1.86 4.06
2011 BOS MLB 17 0 30.3 1 0 1 31 6 17 0 .262 110 9.2 1.8 0.0 5.0 46% .320 .233 1.22 2.73 3.26
2011 PAW AAA 36 1 61.3 6 2 5 50 9 72 5 .256 92 7.3 1.3 0.7 10.6 47% .290 .208 0.96 2.58 2.64
2012 BOS MLB 42 0 51.3 2 1 0 42 9 36 2 .258 106 7.4 1.6 0.4 6.3 57% .261 .194 0.99 2.68 1.58
2012 PAW AAA 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 .239 96 13.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 57% .333 .335 1.50 7.66 13.50
2013 NYN MLB 50 0 45.3 3 3 0 45 12 28 4 .254 97 8.9 2.4 0.8 5.6 49% .273 .258 1.26 3.73 4.37
2013 SLU A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .268 96 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 -.004 0.00 1.24 0.00
2013 BIN AA 4 0 4.0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 .274 96 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 44% .222 .086 0.50 1.32 0.00
2013 MTS Rk 2 2 2.0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 .224 94 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 50% .500 .348 1.50 0.46 4.50
2014 CLE MLB 70 0 72.0 6 0 2 60 14 49 4 .263 104 7.5 1.8 0.5 6.1 61% .263 .216 1.03 3.10 2.75
2015 CLE MLB 23 0 19.7 1 1 0 23 4 12 6 .267 107 10.5 1.8 2.7 5.5 43% .266 .311 1.37 6.61 6.86
2015 AKR AA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 .277 90 9.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 100% 1.000 .331 1.00 -2.73 0.00
2015 CHT AA 4 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 .252 102 7.2 0.0 0.0 3.6 75% .250 .164 0.80 2.50 1.80

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
2010 973 0.4985 0.4481 0.8303 0.6103 0.2869 0.8919 0.7000 0.1697
2011 473 0.4397 0.4545 0.8279 0.6058 0.3358 0.9286 0.6854 0.1721
2012 687 0.4789 0.4585 0.8317 0.5988 0.3296 0.8629 0.7797 0.1683
2013 740 0.5122 0.4446 0.8237 0.6280 0.2521 0.8992 0.6264 0.1763
2014 1001 0.4895 0.4645 0.7763 0.6327 0.3033 0.8839 0.5613 0.2237
2015 338 0.5178 0.4763 0.8447 0.6571 0.2822 0.9478 0.5870 0.1553
Career42120.49050.45610.81740.62010.29680.89520.65640.1826

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-18 2013-07-13 15-DL 25 24 - Groin Strain - -
2013-05-14 2013-06-17 15-DL 34 29 Right Elbow Bone Spur - -
2012-07-14 2012-09-11 60-DL 59 54 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2011-09-26 2011-09-29 DTD 3 3 Right Groin Tightness - -
2006-04-13 2006-05-29 Minors 46 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2005-04-04 2005-09-03 60-DL 152 134 Right Elbow Strain - ----
2005-04-02 2005-09-03 60-DL 154 134 Right Elbow Strain - -
2000-04-06 2000-05-04 Minors 28 0 Right Elbow Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $900,000
2014 CLE $800,000
2013 NYN $700,000
2012 BOS $510,000
2011 BOS $454,000
2010 BOS $420,000
2005 SEA $323,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$4,107,000
7 yrTotal$4,107,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 168 dRich Thompson1 year/$1M (2015), 2016 option

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2015), plus 2016 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 8/19/14. 15:$0.9M, 16:$1M club option, $0.1M buyout. DFA by Cleveland 6/23/15, released 6/28/15. Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 7/5/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 7/15/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/29/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.7M in majors. May earn additional $0.15M in performance bonuses. Contract purchased by NY Mets 3/29/13. Non-tendered by NY Mets 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2012). DFA by Boston 1/26/12. Non-tendered by Boston 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.454M (2011), plus 2012 option. Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11. DFA by Boston 5/6/11, 8/27/11 (optional assignments). Boston declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2010), plus 2011-12 club options. Signed as a free agent from Korea 12/7/09. 10:$0.42M, 11: club option at Major League minimum plus $40,000, $10,000 buyout. 12: club option at Major League minimum plus $0.2M. Optioned to Triple-A 4/27/10. Recalled 5/24/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/27/10. Recalled 5/28/10.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed as a free agent 12/13/07 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2007). Signed as a free agent 11/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 7/4/07. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/28/07 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.323M (2005).
  • Drafted 1998 (49-1,423).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .294 .351 .235
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .284 .436 .257
18 Split (Multi) -.023 .010 -.084 -.023
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .179 .226 .286 .197
31 vs R (2015) .346 .375 .731 .375
38 Split (2015) -.168 -.149 -.445 -.178
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Hello NoahChris Mosch2015-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !Daniel Rathman2015-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Definitely HarveyChris Mosch2015-04-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League Relief PitchersNick Shlain2015-03-04
Internet Baseball Awards: The 2014 Internet Baseball Award WinnersCraig Goldstein2014-11-08
BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 16Craig Goldstein2014-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 3, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their BettsR.J. Anderson2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Sunday Morning DefendingDaniel Rathman2014-07-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Derek Norris Finds the Opposite FieldDaniel Rathman2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Abreu, Baker, and the Astros' First Base BattleDaniel Rathman2014-01-09
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Transaction Analysis: A Non-Tender BenderR.J. Anderson2013-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-10
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Out of Left Field: Scouting the ScoutMatthew Kory2012-05-07
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Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
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Team Injury Projection: Boston Red SoxCorey Dawkins2011-03-07
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Spring Training Preview: NL WestJoe Sheehan2008-02-12
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does Matt Albers have to show in order to make the Red Sox roster as a reliever out of spring training?
(dawson950 from cape cod)
Hey, if the Sox are going to pick up Scott Atchison's option and give him a shot, the bar isn't set that high. He just has to not suck, and hope none of the other guys who are fighting for one of the last bullpen spots puts up big spring numbers or an impressive new pitch. (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've heard that Colby Lewis has returned from Japan. Think anyone picks him up?
(Ira from North Texas)
Maybe; it's not quite like my flying to Europe and telling the Bundesliga I'm available, after all. But he's 30, and he's gotten mauled in the majors. I'd take the suggestion made by Scott Atchison's similar return, and the barely-above-minimum deal that he got from Boston. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Scott Atchison threw 4,593 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Slider (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (79mph).