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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 183 9 7 1 104 5.16 0.5
Birth Date1-6-1982
Height6' 2"
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
2008 BAL 26 5 4 21.0 19.3 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 85 14 13 11 1 20 9 8 2 13 4.71 4.11 5.63 0.7 0.1
2008 MIN 26 44 0 68.3 0.0 68.3 3 4 1 2 0 0 303 84 42 37 11 139 22 19 3 32 4.87 5.42 5.70 -1.9 -0.2
2009 BAL 27 48 0 86.3 0.0 86.3 5 3 0 5 0 0 400 106 52 47 11 157 44 39 5 54 4.90 5.25 5.35 6.4 0.8
2010 PIT 28 4 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 9 11 10 0 12 10 8 1 5 12.27 6.24 5.85 -1.5 -0.2
Career1014183.019.3163.7971710830213118105233288574111045.165.225.533.70.5

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
2000 CWV A 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUR A 26 26 139.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BUR A 20 20 110.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIL A+ 26 26 152.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIC AA 9 9 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .376 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 pho Wnt 8 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 27 27 165.0 5.28 80 .245 .272 .340 .415 .260 .325 87 18.3 1.9 18.3 1.9
2005 SUR Wnt 6 6 24.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIC AA 6 5 27.0 3.99 73 .311 .245 .321 .345 .259 .297 61 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2006 OMA AAA 7 7 32.2 7.49 41 .361 .277 .353 .440 .271 .339 103 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2006 ROY Rk 3 3 12.1 4.21 116 .253 .259 .344 .356 .262 .357 101 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 ROC AAA 37 10 103.3 4.43 94 .236 .261 .335 .396 .261 .281 90 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2007 ARA Wnt 9 9 42.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 5 4 21.0 5.63 86 .204 .260 .328 .400 .259 .217 104 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 MIN MLB 44 0 68.3 5.70 77 .295 .267 .334 .431 .263 .311 98 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2008 ROC AAA 2 2 9.0 4.72 99 .273 .261 .335 .416 .271 .250 99 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 48 0 86.3 5.35 97 .284 .265 .335 .432 .262 .332 107 6.7 0.7 6.4 0.8
2010 PIT MLB 4 0 7.3 5.85 48 .355 .233 .301 .339 .251 .346 88 -1.3 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2
2010 IND AAA 41 1 69.0 5.14 92 .241 .267 .333 .418 .255 .333 105 1.5 0.1 1.7 0.4
2010 ARA Wnt 7 7 37.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 LEH AAA 28 28 158.3 6.24 59 .257 .255 .323 .392 .251 .313 91 -22.0 -2.1 -24.1 -2.4
2012 OKL AAA 17 13 77.7 6.17 67 .321 .268 .332 .416 .269 .353 93 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

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 CWV A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 6 0 1 0 0% .000 13.5 0.0 0.0 2.2 1.50 6.75 0.0 0.0
2001 BUR A 3 10 0 26 26 139.3 138 53 75 16 0% .000 8.9 3.4 1.0 4.8 1.37 4.65 0.0 0.0
2002 BUR A 5 7 0 20 20 110.3 103 31 60 8 0% .268 8.4 2.5 0.7 4.9 1.21 3.83 0.0 0.0
2003 WIL A+ 9 8 0 26 26 152.3 129 43 119 7 0% .272 7.6 2.5 0.4 7.0 1.13 2.84 0.0 0.0
2004 pho Wnt 1 1 0 8 0 11.3 10 2 8 0 0% .000 8.0 1.6 0.0 6.4 1.06 1.59 0.0 0.0
2004 WIC AA 0 4 0 9 9 31.7 48 20 16 4 0% .376 13.6 5.7 1.1 4.5 2.15 7.95 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 12 8 0 27 27 165.0 185 53 102 14 51% .325 10.1 2.9 0.8 5.6 1.44 5.24 18.3 1.9
2005 SUR Wnt 1 1 0 6 6 24.1 25 0 16 2 0% -1.278 9.3 0.0 0.7 6.0 1.04 3.36 0.0 0.0
2006 OMA AAA 1 5 0 7 7 32.2 49 14 11 7 49% .339 13.7 3.9 2.0 3.1 1.96 7.55 -3.4 -0.3
2006 WIC AA 4 1 0 6 5 27.0 29 6 18 2 59% .297 9.7 2.0 0.7 6.0 1.30 4.00 1.4 0.1
2006 ROY Rk 1 1 0 3 3 12.1 15 0 9 0 60% .357 11.2 0.0 0.0 6.7 1.24 4.46 2.9 0.3
2007 ROC AAA 7 3 1 37 10 103.3 96 24 80 8 57% .281 8.4 2.1 0.7 7.0 1.16 3.48 1.3 0.1
2007 ARA Wnt 3 3 0 9 9 42.7 38 5 29 2 0% .279 8.0 1.1 0.4 6.1 1.01 3.37 0.0 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 1 0 0 5 4 21.0 14 9 13 1 52% .217 6.0 3.9 0.4 5.6 1.10 4.71 0.7 0.1
2008 MIN MLB 3 4 1 44 0 68.3 84 22 32 11 60% .311 11.1 2.9 1.4 4.2 1.55 4.87 -1.9 -0.2
2008 ROC AAA 1 0 0 2 2 9.0 8 4 6 1 48% .250 8.0 4.0 1.0 6.0 1.33 4.00 0.7 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 5 3 0 48 0 86.3 106 44 54 11 62% .332 11.1 4.6 1.1 5.6 1.74 4.90 6.4 0.8
2010 IND AAA 4 4 2 41 1 69.0 74 23 53 3 59% .333 9.7 3.0 0.4 6.9 1.41 3.26 1.7 0.4
2010 ARA Wnt 1 1 0 7 7 37.0 31 18 27 2 0% .271 7.5 4.4 0.5 6.6 1.32 2.68 0.0 0.0
2010 PIT MLB 0 0 0 4 0 7.3 9 10 5 0 58% .346 11.0 12.3 0.0 6.1 2.59 12.27 -1.5 -0.2
2011 LEH AAA 8 10 0 28 28 158.3 170 56 105 13 61% .313 9.7 3.2 0.7 6.0 1.43 3.81 -24.1 -2.4
2012 OKL AAA 2 5 0 17 13 77.7 105 34 46 9 51% .353 12.2 3.9 1.0 5.3 1.79 5.56 -0.3 -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 1302 0.5177 0.4624 0.8522 0.6484 0.2627 0.9176 0.6788 0.1478
2009 1458 0.4595 0.4447 0.8179 0.6463 0.2728 0.8984 0.6558 0.1775
2010 153 0.3464 0.3553 0.7407 0.4906 0.2800 0.8846 0.6071 0.2593
Career29130.47960.44790.82920.63910.26870.90630.66350.1685

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-08-06 2007-08-14 Minors 8 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2007-04-18 2007-04-24 DTD 6 6 Low Back Strain -
2006-08-19 2006-09-16 Minors 28 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 BAL $405,000
2006 PIT $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$732,000
2 yrTotal$732,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 25 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/28/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Houston as a free agent 5/29/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/12/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/25/10. DFA 5/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/19/09. Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/12/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/29/07. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/20/08. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Minnesota 9/5/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Minnesota 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/06. DFA 11/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/03.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2000 (6-164) (Robert E. Lee HS, Montgomery, Ala.). $0.1M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Brian Bass is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Pop Quiz: Throwback Bullpen GuysZachary Levine2013-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?Ben Lindbergh2013-01-15
Baseball ProGUESTus: Hard Truths at Triple-AJen Sealey2011-11-04
BP Unfiltered: Phillies Pitcher Release PointsMike Fast2011-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: 25th Man TweaksChristina Kahrl2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Frickin' Laser Beams, Part IIIWill Carroll2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting Short-yChristina Kahrl2010-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Odds and EndsChristina Kahrl2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Burning BullpensJay Jaffe2008-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-05
Prospectus Feature: American League PredictionsBaseball Prospectus2002-03-31
6-4-3: Road MapGary Huckabay2002-03-29


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brian Bass threw 2,777 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2010, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph) and Curve (78mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (92mph).