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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 257.3 10 19 5 252 3.67 3.8
Birth Date6-25-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight215 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
2009 BOS 24 49 0 49.3 0.0 49.3 2 2 1 3 0 0 212 41 24 20 5 67 22 19 3 63 3.65 3.43 3.01 15.2 1.5
2010 BOS 25 73 0 74.7 0.0 74.7 1 2 3 7 0 0 295 45 18 16 6 71 30 27 2 76 1.93 3.34 3.32 14.2 1.5
2011 BOS 26 70 0 73.0 0.0 73.0 2 9 1 5 0 0 288 46 29 27 5 75 24 21 2 74 3.33 2.99 3.49 13.4 1.4
2012 BOS 27 17 10 59.3 54.3 5.0 5 6 0 0 3 1 277 60 42 41 9 99 43 42 8 38 6.22 6.32 6.93 -5.5 -0.6
2013 BOS 28 2 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 9.00 7.08 10.69 -0.6 -0.1
Career21110257.354.3203.0101951531107819311410525313121111152523.673.964.1736.73.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 GRN A 17 17 61.7 6.22 84 .273 .269 .342 .409 .264 .281 113 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2007 LNC A+ 5 5 13.3 10.10 35 .355 .268 .346 .426 .268 .365 122 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2007 hon Wnt 16 0 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 hon Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 GRN A 15 0 28.0 1.56 168 .125 .255 .316 .381 .255 .224 106 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2008 PME AA 31 0 49.7 3.86 119 .196 .260 .333 .400 .253 .252 103 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2009 BOS MLB 49 0 49.3 3.01 144 .246 .267 .336 .436 .265 .303 111 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2009 PAW AAA 11 0 16.0 2.12 152 .167 .254 .327 .371 .243 .190 102 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2010 BOS MLB 73 0 74.7 3.32 134 .200 .259 .331 .414 .261 .215 112 14.2 1.5 14.2 1.5
2011 BOS MLB 70 0 73.0 3.49 128 .196 .257 .324 .411 .265 .224 108 13.4 1.4 13.4 1.4
2012 BOS MLB 17 10 59.3 6.93 54 .299 .253 .317 .407 .260 .285 107 -5.7 -0.6 -5.5 -0.6
2012 PAW AAA 31 1 32.0 6.78 41 .296 .246 .322 .370 .249 .322 96 -7.1 -0.7 -7.1 -0.7
2013 BOS MLB 2 0 1.0 10.69 -42 .313 .213 .293 .368 .245 .333 102 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 LOW A- 1 0 1.0 5.75 49 .386 .240 .310 .342 .250 .000 95 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2013 PME AA 13 0 12.7 8.70 15 .310 .255 .323 .396 .266 .300 102 -3.4 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4
2013 RSX Rk 2 0 1.7 11.17 -65 .384 .270 .333 .377 .261 .250 95 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 HIC A 4 0 0.7 133.66 -2448 .510 .264 .353 .345 .283 .000 107 -7.7 -0.8 -7.7 -0.8

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
2007 GRN A 3 5 0 17 17 61.7 55 56 38 3 45% .281 8.0 8.2 0.4 5.5 1.80 6.42 4.5 0.4
2007 hon Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0% .333 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 LNC A+ 0 2 0 5 5 13.3 21 22 9 2 52% .365 14.2 14.9 1.4 6.1 3.23 10.15 -1.8 -0.2
2008 GRN A 1 0 0 15 0 28.0 12 4 43 1 66% .224 3.9 1.3 0.3 13.8 0.57 0.64 11.7 1.2
2008 PME AA 4 1 7 31 0 49.7 30 26 64 3 60% .252 5.4 4.7 0.5 11.6 1.13 1.99 11.0 1.1
2009 PAW AAA 1 0 6 11 0 16.0 6 5 29 2 57% .190 3.4 2.8 1.1 16.3 0.69 1.12 5.4 0.5
2009 BOS MLB 2 2 1 49 0 49.3 41 22 63 5 48% .303 7.5 4.0 0.9 11.5 1.28 3.65 15.2 1.5
2010 BOS MLB 1 2 3 73 0 74.7 45 30 76 6 47% .215 5.4 3.6 0.7 9.2 1.00 1.93 14.2 1.5
2011 BOS MLB 2 9 1 70 0 73.0 46 24 74 5 54% .224 5.7 3.0 0.6 9.1 0.96 3.33 13.4 1.4
2012 BOS MLB 5 6 0 17 10 59.3 60 43 38 9 45% .285 9.1 6.5 1.4 5.8 1.74 6.22 -5.5 -0.6
2012 PAW AAA 3 2 0 31 1 32.0 31 29 32 2 57% .322 8.7 8.2 0.6 9.0 1.88 7.03 -7.1 -0.7
2013 BOS MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 1 2 1 0 33% .333 9.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 3.00 9.00 -0.6 -0.1
2013 LOW A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 4 2 0 0% .000 0.0 36.0 0.0 18.0 4.00 0.00 -0.1 -0.0
2013 PME AA 0 1 0 13 0 12.7 13 17 6 1 51% .300 9.2 12.1 0.7 4.3 2.37 6.39 -3.4 -0.4
2013 RSX Rk 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 1 6 1 0 25% .250 5.4 32.4 0.0 5.4 4.20 10.80 -1.0 -0.1
2014 HIC A 0 0 0 4 0 0.7 0 9 1 0 100% .000 0.0 121.5 0.0 13.5 13.50 175.50 -7.7 -0.8

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
2009 838 0.5274 0.4976 0.7314 0.6312 0.3485 0.8208 0.5507 0.2686
2010 1108 0.5298 0.4734 0.7882 0.6252 0.3013 0.8501 0.6433 0.2118
2011 1089 0.5390 0.4766 0.7630 0.6422 0.2829 0.8435 0.5493 0.2370
2012 1040 0.4971 0.3904 0.7882 0.5783 0.2046 0.8629 0.5794 0.2094
2013 27 0.2222 0.2222 0.6667 0.3333 0.1905 1.0000 0.5000 0.3333
Career41020.52140.45650.76910.61710.28080.84660.58230.2303

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-02 2014-06-04 Minors 63 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2014-01-02
2014-01-02 2014-01-02 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2014-01-02 -
2013-05-16 2013-08-26 Minors 102 0 - Abdomen Strain - -
2013-03-20 2013-03-24 Camp 4 0 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2008-08-27 2008-09-06 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-05-03 2007-06-04 Minors 32 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 BOS $
2012 BOS $1,612,500
2011 BOS $505,000
2010 BOS $415,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,533,000
3 yrTotal$2,533,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 103 dSFX1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/3/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.8625M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 9/4/13 after being DFA by Boston 9/1/13. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$1.6125M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 1/21/12 (avoided arbitration, $1.825M-$1.4M).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4155M (2010). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Boston 5/10/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/25/09.
  • Drafted by Boston 2006 (1-28). $1.55M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Daniel Bard's transition to the rotation?
(Curtis Hall from Boston)
It's somewhat awkward to have the building I'm currently sitting in asking me a question, but I suppose that means I'd better answer it.

I'm a bit skeptical considering that it's been years since Bard was successful as a starter. Ultimately, I think it'll come down to fastball command more than the offspeed pitches he can put out there. If Bard can hit his spots sitting 92-94, he should be a passable mid-rotation guy, especially given the Red Sox defense. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel Bard, Neftali Feliz, and Chris Sale are all moving from the 'pen to the rotation this season. Optimistic on the triumvirate, or should I have concerns (own them all in a keeper)?
(Mitch from cubicle 3s)
I'm actually fairly high on all three, especially if you have them cheap in a keeper league. They all have excellent numbers in relief (excepting Feliz's 2011) and could easily withstand the traditional 17% drop (as per Tom Tango's rule of thumb) of moving to the rotation. I also think each is well-equipped enough to make such a transition, each with at least three pitches to show batters. None should be counted on for high inning totals, but in terms of performance, I think they'll do about as well as you'd expect. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion of Daniel Bard moving to the Boston rotation? What should we look for from him?
(Tony from Virginia)
I like him. He has good stuff and three quality pitches, which isn't necessarily required but is a plus. They probably won't give him a full workload in 2012, but I think he'll be pretty good in terms of rates. 3.75 ERA, K/9 a bit under 8? (Derek Carty)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think is the next guy to nab a closer job? I'm talking about unheralded guys like John Axford last year as opposed to the sexy setup guys from the preseason like Daniel Bard and Jake McGee.
(Aaron from YYZ)
I'll say Kevin Jepsen of the Angels. (John Perrotto)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven. After the Red Sox cut Daniel Bard, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Carl Crawford, and fire Terry Francona they can still win 140 games and win the World Series, right?
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
The panic in Boston is as exaggerated as this question, and I'm sure that if an angel sent Lot into the city to find 20 good men who weren't panicked by an early sweep, he would easily fulfill his quota and spare Beantown a hail of brimstone. The Red Sox are still the class of the league. Some champions go wire-to-wire, some don't. That's all it is. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a reasonable possibility that Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard could become the Red Sox version of the memorable Cincinnati "Nasty Boys".
(dawson950 from cape cod)
I love Bard, but no. Dibble was one hell of a pitcher until his arm fell off, and Charlton/Myers were pretty great in their Cincy years as well. (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Loved your Red Sox interview book. Ever look back at some of the minor league guys from that book who never made it to MLB and think "man, I wish [player X] had gotten further"?
(parkerd from SC)
Thanks, and yes, several of them. Conversley, Craig Breslow has clearly outperformed expectations, while Daniel Bard looked like a washout when the book came out. Aaron Bates made it to the show, which surprised many people. (David Laurila)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Watching Daniel Bard this past week, I saw not only a consistent 97-99 fastball, but a knee-buckling curve and an 89mph change, which he threw for strikes. Can you tell us how much better he is now, then when he was a prospect? And this may be a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway... If I described the arsenal above, without naming the pitcher, one could think I was referring to Strasburg. What makes Strasburg the best pitching prospect in decades, while Bard is someone whose ceiling is at best a closer? Where do they differ? Command? Control?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
We've already seen Bard struggle with his command at times, he certainly did in game one with the Yankees. His stuff is just outstanding, absolutely closer worthy, but he's a reliever, because of the delivery, and because of the command issues, and you like the breaking ball more than I do. The first guy I thought of with your nameless pitcher was actually Verlander. Strasburg has twice the command and control of Bard and is a starter. Huge difference, and I like Bard a ton. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Could you see the Red Sox transition Papelbon to a starter eventually with Daniel Bard's emergence?
(Rob from Dallas)
No. No way. No how. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the Yankees' relief phenom, Mark Melancon? Obviously having the ceiling of a relief pitcher hurts him, but what makes, say, the Red Sox's Daniel Bard that much better of a prospect?
(Jason O. from Middletown)
The fact the Bard sits at 98 and touches 100. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Christina, Love the chat(s) and work. Daniel Bard - possibility for the pen next year? Delcarmen does nothing to impress me...can he set up Papelbon with the occasional save as soon as next year? Thanks.
(niketour2 from Raleigh, NC)
Thank you, niketour... maybe, as far as Bard, but I wouldn't sell Delcarmen short. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Rangers/Sox swap Laird for Daniel Bard.
(James from Stamford, Texas)
Umm ... wow, that ones for KG. I don't know enough about Bard. (Will Carroll)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)What is the deal with Daniel Bard? Is he for real and when we will see him pitching at Fenway?
(wwfwwf from New York)
Right-handers that don't throw strikes don't inspire much confidence. I'll say, no, we won't see him at Fenway. (John Perrotto)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given the Red Sox's current luck with it's young starters -- and it's less than stellar bullpen this year -- what are the odds that either Daniel Bard or Bryce Cox will be called up later in the year?
(Dan from Newton, MA)
I think with a guy like Bard, who you are finally getting some success with after a year of the yips -- suddenly calling him up to the big leagues would prety much be the WORST idea ever. Cox is also finding success, but only at Low-A. You won't see either. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Bryan, is Daniel Bard's future in the bullpen? Would really like to see the Sox try one more time to try him as a starter.
(Tim from DC)
Well, there seems to be some fragility with Bard -- as good as he's been this season, let's remember how off track he got last season. I think the key for this season is to let him get comfortable in his own boots, to let him build back some confidence. Also, I'm not sure I'd try him as a starter. This team is loaded with starting pitchers, and I think Bard at 99 mph out of the bullpen is a pretty good asset. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-10 08:45:002009 Draft Coverage, Day TwoI can't imagine Kendal Volz -- the fantastic closer on last summer's historic USA Baseball National team -- doesn't go back to Baylor for his senior season, but it's a nice move by the Red Sox to see if they can't talk him out of it. Volz was a mess this spring, with velocity down 3-5 mph, and the slider straightened out. Like Daniel Bard, the best thing for him might just be to throw him in the bullpen and let him throw his heart out. (Bryan Smith)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Daniel Bard threw 4,043 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Sinker (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph).