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Portrait of Cha Seung Baek

Cha Seung Baek PMariners

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 279.7 16 18 0 184 4.83 2.1
Birth Date5-29-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
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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
2004 SEA 24 7 5 31.0 28.0 3.0 2 4 0 0 1 0 139 35 23 19 5 62 11 10 2 20 5.52 5.22 5.42 2.3 0.2
2006 SEA 26 6 6 34.3 34.3 0.0 4 1 0 0 3 0 140 26 15 14 6 48 13 13 2 23 3.67 5.43 6.22 -0.4 -0.0
2007 SEA 27 14 12 73.3 70.3 3.0 4 3 0 0 5 1 321 87 45 42 6 134 14 13 3 49 5.15 3.73 4.27 11.8 1.2
2008 SDN 28 22 20 111.0 108.7 2.3 6 9 0 0 8 0 475 118 60 57 12 187 30 28 3 77 4.62 4.02 4.24 10.5 1.0
2008 SEA 28 10 1 30.0 4.3 25.7 0 1 0 0 1 0 127 28 18 18 6 55 13 12 0 15 5.40 6.06 7.03 -2.8 -0.3
Career5944279.7245.734.01618001811202294161150354868176101844.834.474.8721.52.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2000 WIS A 24 24 127.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SBR A+ 5 4 21.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SBR A+ 13 10 56.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 9 9 56.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt 7 6 25.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 7 5 31.0 5.42 96 .279 .273 .340 .439 .261 .297 104 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2004 SAN AA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 14 14 72.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAC AAA 25 21 113.7 5.64 53 .307 .283 .356 .460 .277 .352 65 6.8 0.6 6.8 0.6
2006 SEA MLB 6 6 34.3 6.22 77 .234 .283 .348 .451 .264 .208 102 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 TAC AAA 24 24 147.2 4.64 97 .235 .273 .348 .426 .267 .262 98 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2007 SEA MLB 14 12 73.3 4.27 111 .263 .272 .337 .426 .264 .325 99 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2007 WIS A 1 1 3.7 5.99 58 .306 .260 .317 .423 .276 .444 93 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2007 TAC AAA 6 6 31.0 3.95 116 .248 .282 .351 .438 .266 .305 96 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2007 MRN Rk 1 0 3.0 0.55 190 .122 .263 .360 .426 .277 .200 97 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2008 SDN MLB 22 20 111.0 4.24 94 .284 .264 .330 .417 .262 .300 86 7.4 0.7 10.5 1.0
2008 SEA MLB 10 1 30.0 7.03 52 .270 .267 .336 .416 .259 .237 101 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2009 LEL A+ 2 2 8.7 7.68 28 .248 .265 .332 .406 .265 .217 96 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2009 SAN AA 2 2 7.0 9.15 22 .405 .283 .353 .410 .252 .406 114 -1.9 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2009 POR AAA 3 3 5.7 6.55 28 .426 .296 .358 .482 .282 .438 82 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 LAR Wnt 3 3 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
2000 WIS A 8 5 0 24 24 127.7 137 36 99 13 0% .000 9.7 2.5 0.9 7.0 1.35 3.95 0.0 0.0
2001 SBR A+ 1 0 0 5 4 21.0 17 2 16 2 0% .000 7.3 0.9 0.9 6.9 0.90 3.43 0.0 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt 0 1 0 7 6 25.7 28 6 20 1 0% .000 9.8 2.1 0.4 7.0 1.32 5.60 0.0 0.0
2003 SBR A+ 5 1 1 13 10 56.7 55 9 50 3 0% .302 8.7 1.4 0.5 7.9 1.13 3.65 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 3 3 0 9 9 56.0 49 17 46 2 0% .294 7.9 2.7 0.3 7.4 1.18 2.57 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 5 4 0 14 14 72.7 85 24 56 7 0% .329 10.5 3.0 0.9 6.9 1.50 4.21 0.0 0.0
2004 SAN AA 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 0 5 0 0% .182 3.6 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.40 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 2 4 0 7 5 31.0 35 11 20 5 32% .297 10.2 3.2 1.5 5.8 1.48 5.52 2.3 0.2
2005 TAC AAA 8 8 0 25 21 113.7 147 36 73 19 48% .352 11.6 2.8 1.5 5.8 1.61 6.41 6.8 0.6
2006 TAC AAA 12 4 0 24 24 147.2 133 37 103 17 50% .262 8.1 2.3 1.0 6.3 1.15 3.00 12.3 1.2
2006 SEA MLB 4 1 0 6 6 34.3 26 13 23 6 44% .208 6.8 3.4 1.6 6.0 1.14 3.67 -0.4 -0.0
2007 MRN Rk 0 0 0 1 0 3.0 1 0 6 0 60% .200 3.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.33 0.00 2.1 0.2
2007 SEA MLB 4 3 0 14 12 73.3 87 14 49 6 36% .325 10.7 1.7 0.7 6.0 1.38 5.15 11.8 1.2
2007 TAC AAA 1 1 0 6 6 31.0 33 10 18 1 41% .305 9.6 2.9 0.3 5.2 1.39 3.19 6.7 0.7
2007 WIS A 0 0 0 1 1 3.7 5 0 6 1 40% .444 12.2 0.0 2.4 14.6 1.35 4.86 -0.5 -0.1
2008 SDN MLB 6 9 0 22 20 111.0 118 30 77 12 43% .300 9.6 2.4 1.0 6.2 1.33 4.62 10.5 1.0
2008 SEA MLB 0 1 0 10 1 30.0 28 13 15 6 41% .237 8.4 3.9 1.8 4.5 1.37 5.40 -2.8 -0.3
2009 LEL A+ 0 1 0 2 2 8.7 6 4 7 1 33% .217 6.2 4.1 1.0 7.2 1.15 7.24 -1.1 -0.1
2009 SAN AA 0 1 0 2 2 7.0 15 2 3 2 44% .406 19.3 2.6 2.6 3.9 2.43 10.29 -2.2 -0.2
2009 POR AAA 0 2 0 3 3 5.7 9 0 7 2 11% .438 14.2 0.0 3.2 11.1 1.58 11.05 -0.4 -0.0
2010 LAR Wnt 1 1 0 3 3 10.7 13 4 6 2 0% .314 10.9 3.4 1.7 5.0 1.59 5.89 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
2008 2194 0.5232 0.4829 0.8091 0.6516 0.2964 0.8690 0.6645 0.1900
Career21940.52320.48290.80910.65160.29640.8690.66450.19

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-03-30 2009-10-05 60-DL 189 162 Right Elbow Sprain -
2008-09-14 2008-09-21 DTD 7 6 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2007-06-17 2007-09-17 60-DL 92 83 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-09-25 2006-10-01 60-DL 6 5 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2005-08-22 2005-09-02 Minors 11 11 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -
2003-05-08 2003-06-10 Minors 33 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2002-04-05 2002-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2001-06-06 2001-09-08 Minors 94 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2001-05-26 2001-09-05 Minors 102 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2001-04-13 2001-05-14 Minors 31 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2001-04-13 2001-05-14 Minors 31 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2000-06-02 2000-06-15 Minors 13 0 Right Elbow Strain Flexors - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 $
2012 SDN $
2011 SDN $
2009 SDN $429,400
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$429,400
1 yrTotal$429,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 72 d1 yr/$0.4294M (09)

Details
  • released 10/8/09 re-signed 2/27/09, 1 year/$0.4294M (09)
  • acquired in trade from SEA 5/27/08 designated for assignment 5/21/08 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • contract purchased 8/06 non-tendered 12/05 designated for assignment 12/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/05 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 2/04
  • 40-m 11/03
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • South Korea `98

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BP Articles

Cha Seung Baek is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Roster TweaksChristina Kahrl2009-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2009-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: California SchemingChristina Kahrl2009-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2008-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Ten Hurts that Hurt WorstWill Carroll2008-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Combo PlatterJay Jaffe2008-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Mariner Meltdown on the MoundJoe Sheehan2008-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: On the SpotJohn Perrotto2008-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Mariners MirageJoe Sheehan2008-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Bedard for FiveChristina Kahrl2008-02-10
Spring Training Preview: AL WestJoe Sheehan2008-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL WestChristina Kahrl2007-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL WestNate Silver2007-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Taking on WaterJay Jaffe2007-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Trade Deadline EditionJay Jaffe2007-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: DebutJay Jaffe2007-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL-brand CatsupChristina Kahrl2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-14, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Norm!Will Carroll2007-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL West SpecialChristina Kahrl2007-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Catchup and Recent AL MovesChristina Kahrl2007-02-07
Transaction Analysis: September 22-28, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-29
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 26Jay Jaffe2006-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 18-22Christina Kahrl2006-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: April Depth TestWill Carroll2005-04-28


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Cha Seung Baek threw 2,673 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph), Change (79mph) and Sinker (91mph).