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Luis Ayala PBlue Jays

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Birth Date1-12-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age36 years, 7 months, 8 days
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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
2003 MON 25 65 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 10 3 5 3 0 0 288 65 27 23 8 101 13 10 5 46 2.92 3.90 4.77 5.2 0.8
2004 MON 26 81 0 90.3 0.0 90.3 6 12 2 6 0 0 367 92 30 27 6 132 15 13 5 63 2.69 3.09 4.77 5.1 0.7
2005 WAS 27 68 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 8 7 1 2 0 0 293 75 23 21 7 111 14 10 6 40 2.66 3.99 4.23 7.4 0.9
2007 WAS 29 44 0 42.3 0.0 42.3 2 2 1 1 0 0 181 43 16 15 5 64 12 12 1 28 3.19 4.31 4.48 4.6 0.5
2008 NYN 30 19 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 1 2 9 2 0 0 78 23 12 11 3 37 2 2 0 14 5.50 4.05 4.89 0.5 0.1
2008 WAS 30 62 0 57.7 0.0 57.7 1 8 0 5 0 0 257 63 41 37 6 96 22 18 4 36 5.77 4.56 5.15 1.1 0.2
2009 FLO 31 10 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0 3 0 1 0 0 42 12 10 10 1 20 6 3 1 7 11.74 5.67 6.21 -0.9 -0.1
2009 MIN 31 28 0 32.3 0.0 32.3 1 2 0 3 0 0 138 38 18 15 4 60 8 8 3 21 4.18 4.47 4.55 3.6 0.3
2011 NYA 33 52 0 56.0 0.0 56.0 2 2 0 1 0 0 233 51 17 13 5 74 20 17 6 39 2.09 4.22 5.27 0.5 0.1
2012 BAL 34 66 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 5 5 1 4 0 0 320 81 27 22 7 121 14 11 4 51 2.64 3.62 3.94 9.9 1.1
2013 ATL 35 37 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 1 1 0 3 0 0 133 34 10 10 1 42 13 11 0 20 2.90 3.41 3.30 3.2 0.4
2013 BAL 35 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 4 2 2 1 8 0 0 0 2 9.00 7.58 12.03 -1.5 -0.2
Career5340554.30.0554.33847193200234058123320654866139115353673.343.924.6138.74.6

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 SLM A+ 13 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Cul Wnt 31 0 34.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OTT AAA 6 0 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MON MLB 65 0 71.0 4.77 99 .233 .267 .335 .426 .264 .264 102 5.6 0.6 5.2 0.8
2003 Cul Wnt 12 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 81 0 90.3 4.77 89 .234 .268 .333 .434 .265 .309 92 3.1 0.3 5.1 0.7
2005 WAS MLB 68 0 71.0 4.23 97 .263 .269 .330 .423 .262 .301 90 6.2 0.6 7.4 0.9
2006 MEX wor 3 0 1.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 44 0 42.3 4.48 104 .255 .281 .348 .450 .269 .281 97 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2007 POT A+ 3 1 2.7 3.82 121 .105 .285 .365 .434 .278 .125 102 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 COH AAA 5 0 7.0 4.79 82 .183 .256 .323 .367 .255 .176 93 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2008 NYN MLB 19 0 18.0 4.89 87 .282 .264 .333 .417 .262 .339 93 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2008 WAS MLB 62 0 57.7 5.15 83 .280 .267 .336 .430 .268 .302 95 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.2
2009 FLO MLB 10 0 7.7 6.21 56 .373 .243 .317 .381 .252 .407 95 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 MIN MLB 28 0 32.3 4.55 109 .275 .259 .327 .418 .258 .333 104 3.5 0.3 3.6 0.3
2009 NWO AAA 9 0 10.0 2.56 137 .160 .271 .340 .411 .275 .160 83 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2009 CUL Wnt 17 0 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .193 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 14 0 14.0 5.72 108 .271 .273 .343 .427 .264 .277 119 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2010 CSP AAA 4 0 7.3 7.17 77 .310 .277 .347 .444 .276 .250 112 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2010 RNO AAA 18 0 26.3 4.44 124 .296 .278 .349 .425 .262 .398 112 5.8 0.6 6.5 0.7
2010 MXC Wnt 16 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 52 0 56.0 5.27 88 .249 .256 .320 .403 .259 .282 105 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 SWB AAA 3 0 5.0 0.62 183 .282 .258 .338 .400 .262 .500 82 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2011 OBR Wnt 20 0 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .190 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BAL MLB 66 0 75.0 3.94 115 .265 .257 .318 .412 .262 .303 105 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2012 OBR Wnt 10 0 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 37 0 31.0 3.30 119 .249 .250 .307 .375 .247 .333 100 3.2 0.4 3.2 0.4
2013 BAL MLB 2 0 2.0 12.03 -88 .447 .238 .315 .385 .260 .429 97 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2013 MIS AA 3 0 3.0 3.46 104 .214 .256 .324 .360 .264 .222 88 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 8 0 8.3 5.68 69 .293 .266 .331 .411 .261 .333 100 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 BOW AA 5 0 5.3 2.89 138 .354 .258 .319 .376 .253 .524 103 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2014 BUF AAA 11 0 11.7 4.46 98 .303 .271 .342 .413 .261 .419 97 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1

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
2001 SLM A+ 0 1 7 13 0 13.3 19 5 10 0 0% .000 12.9 3.4 0.0 6.8 1.80 4.06 0.0 0.0
2001 Cul Wnt 1 1 13 31 0 34.7 25 6 32 2 0% .000 6.5 1.6 0.5 8.3 0.89 2.33 0.0 0.0
2002 OTT AAA 0 0 0 6 0 7.7 7 4 6 1 0% .286 8.2 4.7 1.2 7.0 1.43 3.51 0.0 0.0
2003 MON MLB 10 3 5 65 0 71.0 65 13 46 8 60% .264 8.2 1.6 1.0 5.8 1.10 2.92 5.2 0.8
2003 Cul Wnt 1 1 2 12 0 13.3 7 3 11 4 0% .000 4.7 2.0 2.7 7.4 0.75 3.38 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 6 12 2 81 0 90.3 92 15 63 6 56% .309 9.2 1.5 0.6 6.3 1.18 2.69 5.1 0.7
2005 WAS MLB 8 7 1 68 0 71.0 75 14 40 7 43% .301 9.5 1.8 0.9 5.1 1.25 2.66 7.4 0.9
2006 MEX wor 0 0 0 3 0 1.2 2 2 0 0 0% .333 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0 3.33 7.50 0.0 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 2 2 1 44 0 42.3 43 12 28 5 39% .281 9.1 2.6 1.1 6.0 1.30 3.19 4.6 0.5
2007 COH AAA 0 0 0 5 0 7.0 4 2 5 1 56% .176 5.1 2.6 1.3 6.4 0.86 1.29 -0.0 -0.0
2007 POT A+ 0 0 0 3 1 2.7 1 1 1 0 38% .125 3.3 3.3 0.0 3.3 0.74 0.00 0.9 0.1
2008 NYN MLB 1 2 9 19 0 18.0 23 2 14 3 53% .339 11.5 1.0 1.5 7.0 1.39 5.50 0.5 0.1
2008 WAS MLB 1 8 0 62 0 57.7 63 22 36 6 47% .302 9.8 3.4 0.9 5.6 1.47 5.77 1.1 0.2
2009 NWO AAA 0 0 4 9 0 10.0 4 3 10 0 52% .160 3.6 2.7 0.0 9.0 0.70 0.00 2.5 0.2
2009 MIN MLB 1 2 0 28 0 32.3 38 8 21 4 42% .333 10.6 2.2 1.1 5.8 1.42 4.18 3.6 0.3
2009 FLO MLB 0 3 0 10 0 7.7 12 6 7 1 39% .407 14.1 7.0 1.2 8.2 2.35 11.74 -0.9 -0.1
2009 CUL Wnt 0 1 5 17 0 19.7 16 9 11 5 0% .193 7.3 4.1 2.3 5.0 1.27 4.11 0.0 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 1 3 4 14 0 14.0 14 7 10 1 50% .277 9.0 4.5 0.6 6.4 1.50 4.50 1.7 0.2
2010 CSP AAA 1 1 0 4 0 7.3 8 0 4 2 54% .250 9.9 0.0 2.5 4.9 1.10 4.93 -0.5 -0.0
2010 RNO AAA 0 6 0 18 0 26.3 38 11 17 1 52% .398 13.0 3.8 0.3 5.8 1.86 7.87 6.5 0.7
2010 MXC Wnt 1 0 8 16 0 18.0 20 3 10 2 0% .300 10.0 1.5 1.0 5.0 1.28 2.50 0.0 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 0 0 0 3 0 5.0 6 0 7 0 67% .500 10.8 0.0 0.0 12.6 1.20 1.80 2.6 0.2
2011 OBR Wnt 0 0 12 20 0 19.7 12 4 13 1 0% .190 5.5 1.8 0.5 5.9 0.81 0.92 0.0 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 2 2 0 52 0 56.0 51 20 39 5 52% .282 8.2 3.2 0.8 6.3 1.27 2.09 0.5 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 5 5 1 66 0 75.0 81 14 51 7 50% .303 9.7 1.7 0.8 6.1 1.27 2.64 9.9 1.1
2012 OBR Wnt 1 2 4 10 0 13.7 19 1 11 3 0% .364 12.5 0.7 2.0 7.2 1.46 4.61 0.0 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 0 1 0 8 0 8.3 9 5 8 1 64% .333 9.7 5.4 1.1 8.6 1.68 6.48 -0.5 -0.1
2013 ATL MLB 1 1 0 37 0 31.0 34 13 20 1 60% .333 9.9 3.8 0.3 5.8 1.52 2.90 3.2 0.4
2013 BAL MLB 1 0 0 2 0 2.0 4 0 2 1 50% .429 18.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00 9.00 -1.5 -0.2
2013 MIS AA 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 2 0 2 0 67% .222 6.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.67 0.00 0.2 0.0
2014 BUF AAA 1 2 0 11 0 11.7 19 4 9 1 57% .419 14.7 3.1 0.8 6.9 1.97 5.40 0.6 0.1
2014 BOW AA 1 0 0 5 0 5.3 11 2 5 0 52% .524 18.6 3.4 0.0 8.4 2.44 5.06 1.7 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
2008 1225 0.5673 0.4620 0.8799 0.6201 0.2547 0.9142 0.7704 0.1201
2009 645 0.5643 0.4806 0.8903 0.6374 0.2776 0.9310 0.7692 0.1097
2011 832 0.5517 0.4621 0.8438 0.6253 0.2601 0.8885 0.7113 0.1563
2012 1194 0.5276 0.4912 0.8464 0.6381 0.3262 0.8930 0.7446 0.1519
2013 544 0.4651 0.4622 0.8287 0.6047 0.3368 0.9608 0.6224 0.1713
Career44400.54070.47260.85940.62650.28830.91180.73410.1402

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-25 2013-07-05 15-DL 71 64 - General Medical Anxiety Disorder - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-08 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-04-10 2011-05-11 15-DL 31 25 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2008-01-04 2008-01-04 Off 0 0 Left Upper Arm Gunshot Wound Bruised Nerve From Shotgun Pellet -
2007-03-28 2007-06-20 60-DL 84 71 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-03-30
2006-03-24 2006-10-02 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-03-30
2005-10-28 2005-10-28 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2005-10-28 -
2005-09-02 2005-09-22 DTD 20 18 Right Elbow Bone Spur 2005-10-28
2005-08-22 2005-09-01 DTD 10 9 Right Elbow Soreness -
2003-06-22 2003-07-21 15-DL 29 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 BAL $1,000,000
2012 BAL $825,000
2011 NYA $650,000
2009 MIN $1,300,000
2008 WAS $1,700,000
2007 WAS $1,300,000
2006 ARI $900,000
2005 WAS $363,000
2004 MON $317,500
2003 MON $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$8,655,500
10 yrTotal$8,655,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 121 dJoe Longo1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/7/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.5M for 60 games pitched. Released by Washington 3/19/14. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/20/14 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract 5/31/14. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 6/8/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/10/12. 12:$0.825M, 13:$1M club option, $0.1M buyout. May earn additional $0.325M annually in performance bonuses. Baltimore exercised $1M option for 2013 10/31/12. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Baltimore 4/10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2011). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/9/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Signed by LA Dodgers 12/17/09 (minor-league contract). $0.75M salary in majors. Released by LA Dodgers 5/17/10 (exercised opt-out). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 5/19/10 (minor-league contract). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 8/26/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2009). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/19/09. DFA by Arizona 6/23/09, released 7/2/09. Signed by Florida as a free agent 7/3/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Florida 7/12/09. DFA by Florida 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2008). Re-signed by Washington 12/12/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Washington 8/17/08.
  • 2 years/$2.2M (2006-07). Re-signed by Washington 1/06 (avoided arbitration). 06:$0.9M, 07:$1.3M.
  • 1 year/$0.363M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3175M (2004). Re-signed by Montreal 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .284 .350 .417 .275
11 vs R (Multi) .277 .325 .385 .255
18 Split (Multi) .007 .025 .032 .020
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .295 .392 .386 .268
31 vs R (2013) .294 .341 .388 .251
38 Split (2013) .001 .051 -.002 .017
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Here's the problem with the argument that you take flyers on kids and "guys" in the bullpen: the Mets did precisely that this year (besides Wagner), and it cost them a playoff berth. I understand not overpaying for the next Kyle Farnsworth, but all the Flushing Faithful will not miss Luis Ayala's corpse.
(Razz from New York, NY)
Who made that argument? I just said I wouldn't waste money on guys like Farnsworth or Fuentes, nor would I overpay for Rodriguez. Look at the Rays pen. The Phillies. Heck, outside of Papelbon, it's not exactly a distinguished crew in Boston. The closer doesn't matter if you can't get to him. (Will Carroll)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mets, Phils or BrewCrew...who get's left out?
(Vinny from NYC)
I wish I knew. The Phillies seem to have a slightly easier road than the Mets and Brewers. I have this sense that the Mets bullpen situation is going to boomerang on them again, though. There's no reason for Luis Ayala to be a successful closer, and just because it worked for a couple of weeks doesn't mean it's going to keep working. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Come on, say something nice about Luis Ayala, he's certainly had value to the mets outside of being a token latino, right?
(Dep from NYC)
I don't know if anyone one on the Mets could be singled out as "a token latino," but what I do think he demonstrates is my original point, which is that most closers are made, not born. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Luis Ayala threw 4,616 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (77mph), Change (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph).