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Antonio Bastardo PPhillies

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 2.99 1.14 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-21-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 1 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.52010
0.62011
0.82012
1.02013
0.12014
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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 PHI 23 6 5 23.7 22.7 1.0 2 3 0 0 1 0 106 26 18 17 4 46 9 9 2 19 6.46 5.04 5.16 -0.7 -0.1
2010 PHI 24 25 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 2 0 0 2 0 0 86 19 9 9 1 24 9 9 2 26 4.34 2.78 2.11 5.0 0.5
2011 PHI 25 64 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 6 1 8 3 0 0 225 28 17 17 6 55 26 26 0 70 2.64 3.27 3.26 6.1 0.6
2012 PHI 26 65 0 52.0 0.0 52.0 2 5 1 4 0 0 224 40 26 25 7 69 26 23 2 81 4.33 3.39 3.65 7.4 0.8
2013 PHI 27 48 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 3 2 2 3 0 0 179 33 12 11 2 49 21 20 1 47 2.32 2.97 2.64 8.8 1.0
2014 PHI 28 67 0 64.0 0.0 64.0 5 7 0 2 0 0 271 43 31 28 4 73 34 30 2 81 3.94 3.07 4.25 1.7 0.1
Career2755259.022.7236.3201811141010911891131072431612511793243.723.323.5628.22.9

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
2006 PHL Rk 9 2 23.1 5.30 94 .261 .236 .307 .326 .246 .297 106 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2007 LWD A 15 15 91.7 3.61 121 .215 .257 .336 .385 .261 .255 97 19.3 1.9 19.3 1.9
2007 CLR A+ 1 1 5.0 2.96 140 .238 .230 .289 .328 .222 .318 102 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2007 GIG Wnt 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 1 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CLR A+ 5 5 30.7 2.38 149 .191 .258 .328 .390 .255 .300 102 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 REA AA 14 14 67.0 5.89 83 .259 .266 .339 .402 .259 .242 108 1.5 0.1 0.6 -0.1
2009 PHI MLB 6 5 23.7 5.16 73 .287 .254 .319 .395 .251 .306 90 0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2009 CLR A+ 1 0 1.0 5.23 68 .611 .268 .327 .383 .264 .667 97 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 REA AA 11 5 36.0 3.15 128 .170 .257 .320 .387 .261 .239 99 8.6 0.9 8.0 0.9
2009 LEH AAA 2 2 13.0 4.72 98 .204 .252 .321 .370 .235 .294 103 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 PHL Rk 3 2 4.3 3.40 124 .206 .266 .323 .366 .256 .167 96 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 PHI MLB 25 0 18.7 2.11 150 .256 .264 .332 .412 .269 .375 96 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2010 CLR A+ 3 0 3.0 0.33 191 .190 .242 .303 .340 .245 .500 93 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 LEH AAA 20 0 17.3 1.78 159 .189 .260 .329 .419 .254 .324 95 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2010 GIG Wnt 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 PHI MLB 64 0 58.0 3.26 116 .199 .252 .319 .393 .261 .179 93 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2012 PHI MLB 65 0 52.0 3.65 114 .256 .256 .324 .413 .265 .306 99 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
2012 GIG Wnt 4 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 48 0 42.7 2.64 138 .236 .248 .313 .381 .254 .287 105 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2014 PHI MLB 67 0 64.0 4.25 90 .244 .253 .316 .387 .264 .260 96 1.0 0.1 1.7 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
2006 PHL Rk 1 2 0 9 2 23.1 20 14 27 1 54% .297 7.8 5.5 0.4 10.5 1.47 3.90 3.0 0.3
2007 LWD A 9 0 0 15 15 91.7 63 42 98 3 40% .255 6.2 4.1 0.3 9.6 1.15 1.86 19.3 1.9
2007 CLR A+ 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 12 0 36% .318 9.0 5.4 0.0 21.6 1.60 7.20 3.4 0.3
2007 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.7 0 2 1 0 0% .000 0.0 10.6 0.0 5.3 1.18 0.00 0.0 0.0
2008 REA AA 2 5 0 14 14 67.0 56 37 62 13 32% .242 7.5 5.0 1.7 8.3 1.39 3.76 0.6 -0.1
2008 CLR A+ 2 0 0 5 5 30.7 20 10 47 2 27% .300 5.9 2.9 0.6 13.8 0.98 1.17 9.9 1.0
2009 LEH AAA 1 0 0 2 2 13.0 11 3 12 1 40% .294 7.6 2.1 0.7 8.3 1.08 2.08 0.1 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 2 3 0 6 5 23.7 26 9 19 4 26% .306 9.9 3.4 1.5 7.2 1.48 6.46 -0.7 -0.1
2009 REA AA 2 2 3 11 5 36.0 22 7 41 1 44% .239 5.5 1.8 0.2 10.2 0.81 1.75 8.0 0.9
2009 PHL Rk 0 0 0 3 2 4.3 2 2 3 0 33% .167 4.2 4.2 0.0 6.3 0.93 0.00 0.6 0.1
2009 CLR A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 4 0 0 0 17% .667 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 27.00 -0.2 -0.0
2010 LEH AAA 1 1 3 20 0 17.3 12 6 27 0 43% .324 6.2 3.1 0.0 14.0 1.04 2.08 6.8 0.7
2010 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 0 0 5 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 PHI MLB 2 0 0 25 0 18.7 19 9 26 1 35% .375 9.2 4.3 0.5 12.5 1.50 4.34 5.0 0.5
2010 CLR A+ 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 3 0 6 0 50% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.2 0.1
2011 PHI MLB 6 1 8 64 0 58.0 28 26 70 6 27% .179 4.3 4.0 0.9 10.9 0.93 2.64 6.1 0.6
2012 PHI MLB 2 5 1 65 0 52.0 40 26 81 7 30% .306 6.9 4.5 1.2 14.0 1.27 4.33 7.4 0.8
2012 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 2.3 3 2 0 0 0% .273 11.6 7.7 0.0 0.0 2.14 7.71 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 3 2 2 48 0 42.7 33 21 47 2 35% .287 7.0 4.4 0.4 9.9 1.27 2.32 8.8 1.0
2014 PHI MLB 5 7 0 67 0 64.0 43 34 81 4 32% .260 6.0 4.8 0.6 11.4 1.20 3.94 1.7 0.1

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 441 0.5261 0.4422 0.8000 0.6207 0.2440 0.8750 0.5882 0.1949
2010 317 0.4953 0.4196 0.6917 0.6178 0.2250 0.8041 0.3889 0.3008
2011 962 0.4875 0.5094 0.6898 0.6951 0.3327 0.7515 0.5671 0.3082
2012 936 0.4615 0.4808 0.7044 0.6875 0.3036 0.7811 0.5556 0.2933
2013 698 0.4685 0.4728 0.7000 0.6575 0.3100 0.8047 0.5043 0.3000
2014 1126 0.4512 0.4512 0.7224 0.6791 0.2638 0.8116 0.5337 0.2756
Career44800.47430.47010.71360.67080.28940.7970.5360.2839

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-23 2014-07-25 DTD 2 2 - Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2012-06-14 2012-06-21 DTD 7 6 - Face Laceration and Eye Infection From Weight Room Accident - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-25 Camp 6 0 Left Forearm Soreness - -
2011-02-15 2011-02-15 Camp 0 0 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2010-06-16 2010-07-15 15-DL 29 25 Left Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2009-06-26 2009-09-03 60-DL 69 60 Left Shoulder Strain Posterior -
2008-06-15 2008-08-08 Minors 54 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $
2014 PHI $2,000,000
2013 PHI $1,400,000
2012 PHI $505,000
2011 PHI $419,000
2010 PHI $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,729,000
2011Current$2,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$4,729,000
5 yrTotal$4,729,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 54 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$2M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/21/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/2/09.
  • Signed by Philadelphia 2005 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 61.1 37 19 75 5 .255 0.90 1.87 2.03 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 55.0 36 18 67 5 .271 0.97 2.24 2.43 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 50.7 35 18 62 4 .282 1.03 2.51 2.73 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 47.2 34 17 58 4 .291 1.08 2.75 2.99 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 43.9 33 17 54 4 .300 1.12 2.97 3.23 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 40.7 32 16 50 4 .309 1.17 3.20 3.47 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 37.3 30 15 46 4 .319 1.22 3.44 3.74 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 33.5 29 14 41 4 .330 1.28 3.73 4.06 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 28.3 26 13 35 3 .345 1.37 4.14 4.5 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000043.23216534.2981.112.943.190.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
31% 50% 23% 17% 89%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152931152055402368634.2901.143.203.486.53.711.11.01.0
20163042165069502583834.2841.092.933.186.63.310.91.01.4
20173142166070532585734.2951.112.913.176.83.210.90.91.5
20183232163067512481634.3001.122.943.196.93.210.90.81.4
20193331158062482172634.3011.112.973.227.03.010.50.91.3
20203431157060472070634.3001.113.033.297.03.010.40.91.2
20213531152056441865634.3011.113.063.337.12.910.51.01.1
20223631149052411761634.3031.123.053.327.12.910.61.01.0
20233731147050401657534.3041.133.093.367.22.910.30.90.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2016.423.824.323.417.2107.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Hong-Chih Kuo 2010 1.20
2 91 Sergio Santos 2012 9.00
3 89 David Aardsma 2010 3.44
4 87 Rafael Soriano 2008 3.21
5 87 Tyler Clippard 2013 2.41
6 86 Boone Logan 2013 3.46
7 85 Bill Bray 2011 2.98
8 85 Brian Bruney 2010 9.17
9 82 David Robertson 2013 2.04
10 82 Chris Ray 2010 3.72
11 82 Taylor Tankersley 2011 0.00 DNP
12 81 Neal Cotts 2008 4.54
13 81 Scott Williamson 2004 1.88
14 81 Frank Francisco 2008 3.41
15 81 Lee Smith 1986 3.19
16 80 Fernando Salas 2013 4.82
17 80 Mark Littell 1981 4.61
18 80 Randy Myers 1991 4.16
19 80 Santiago Casilla 2009 6.70
20 80 Bryan Harvey 1991 2.29
21 80 Rich Gossage 1980 2.64
22 80 David Hernandez 2013 4.76
23 80 Jose Mijares 2013 4.41
24 79 Wesley Wright 2013 4.02
25 79 Vinnie Pestano 2013 4.58
26 79 Matt Lindstrom 2008 3.30
27 79 Gregg Olson 1995 3.82
28 79 Francisco Rodriguez 2010 2.20
29 79 Dick Radatz 1965 4.20
30 79 Jeff Montgomery 1990 3.43
31 79 Juan Cruz 2007 4.13
32 79 Ricky Bottalico 1998 6.44
33 79 Mark Wohlers 1998 10.18
34 79 Brian Wilson 2010 1.93
35 79 Mariano Rivera 1998 1.91
36 78 Pat Neshek 2009 0.00 DNP
37 78 Seth McClung 2009 4.94
38 78 Jose Arredondo 2012 3.84
39 78 Duane Ward 1992 2.40
40 78 Angel Guzman 2010 0.00 DNP
41 78 Mark Lowe 2011 5.20
42 78 Jesse Orosco 1985 2.96
43 78 Edwar Ramirez 2009 6.14
44 78 Greg McMichael 1995 3.01
45 78 Rob Murphy 1988 3.30
46 78 Troy Percival 1998 4.18
47 78 Tim Stoddard 1981 3.86
48 78 Roberto Hernandez 1993 2.40
49 78 John Wetteland 1995 3.23
50 78 Huston Street 2012 1.85
51 77 Don McMahon 1958 3.84
52 77 Tug McGraw 1973 4.17
53 77 Jared Burton 2009 4.55
54 77 Ray Narleski 1957 3.61
55 77 Manny Acosta 2009 4.58
56 77 Juan Oviedo 2010 3.74
57 77 Dan Plesac 1990 4.70
58 77 Ugueth Urbina 2002 3.15
59 77 Robinson Tejeda 2010 4.13
60 77 Joel Hanrahan 2010 3.62
61 77 Merkin Valdez 2010 20.25
62 77 Kevin Jepsen 2013 5.25
63 76 Jensen Lewis 2012 0.00 DNP
64 76 Al Hrabosky 1978 3.00
65 76 Mark Eichhorn 1989 4.74
66 76 Nick Masset 2010 3.64
67 76 Jim Kern 1977 3.91
68 76 Juan Rincon 2007 5.58
69 76 Rich Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
70 76 Carlos Villanueva 2012 4.24
71 76 Brandon Morrow 2013 6.46
72 76 Frank Dipino 1985 5.21
73 76 Denny Bautista 2011 0.00 DNP
74 76 C.J. Wilson 2009 3.54
75 76 Fu-Te Ni 2011 0.00 DNP
76 76 Scott Strickland 2004 0.00 DNP
77 75 John Rocker 2003 9.00
78 75 Bob Howry 2002 4.85
79 75 Brad Lidge 2005 2.80
80 75 Daniel Bard 2013 9.00
81 75 T.J. Mathews 1998 5.57
82 75 Jonathan Papelbon 2009 1.99
83 75 Manny Delcarmen 2010 5.16
84 75 Rafael Perez 2010 3.39
85 75 Doug Corbett 1981 3.08
86 75 Renyel Pinto 2011 0.00 DNP
87 75 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
88 75 Sparky Lyle 1973 3.39
89 75 Kerry Ligtenberg 1999 0.00 DNP
90 74 Jonathan Sanchez 2011 4.80
91 74 Vic Darensbourg 1999 9.35
92 74 Jeff Calhoun 1986 5.40
93 74 Rob Dibble 1992 3.33
94 74 Don Mossi 1957 4.58
95 74 Curtis Leskanic 1996 6.23
96 74 Jeff Samardzija 2013 4.59
97 74 Antonio Osuna 2001 20.77
98 74 Norm Charlton 1991 3.07
99 74 Kevin Correia 2009 4.18
100 74 Mike Schooler 1991 3.67

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .181 .269 .320 .226
11 vs R (Multi) .221 .324 .336 .250
18 Split (Multi) -.040 -.055 -.016 -.024
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .194 .275 .323 .228
31 vs R (2013) .233 .340 .322 .247
38 Split (2013) -.040 -.064 .000 -.020
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Bastardo is an excellent example of the volatility experienced by relievers in their small sample sets. Skills-wise he was actually a bit better in 2012, adding more than 5 percent to his strikeout rate, up to 36 percent, while maintaining his walk rate. But his left-on-base percentage and BABIP bounced back to league-average, so his ERA jumped from 2.64 to 4.33. Alas, next-level metrics suggest he probably deserved something closer to the 3.44 average of the two years in each of the individual seasons. It wasn’t all misfortune, though. Bastardo’s home-run rate increased in 2012, though all those big flies came in a three-month period from June to August, yielding a 6.75 ERA in 27 innings. He had a 1.78 ERA in the 25 homer-less innings that bookended his season.
2012 The wonders that former minor-league starters can work in the pen are why smart folks get upset when guys like Danys Baez get two-year deals. Bastardo was one of the better lefty specialists in the game last year. In fact, he was so good he was briefly thrust into the closer role while Ryan Madson was out. That’s a role it's possible to imagine Bastardo one day filling, despite the fact that he faces New Jersey when he pitches. He’s got roughly even splits, throws a decent changeup to go along with his wipeout slider, and has good mound presence. In the meantime, the Phillies have a nice eighth-inning guy they can leave in against the occasional righty, and they didn’t even have to give him a multi-year contract.
2011 Despite a season interrupted by elbow problems, Bastardo has made the necessary adjustments to project as a useful bullpen lefty. He has also shown improved command of his two-plane slider, which Bastardo was able to use as an out pitch last season after setting it up with a mid-90s fastball. He also throws a nice changeup that keeps hitters from cheating on the heater. More promisingly, his strong peripherals in both Triple-A and in the majors were not the residue of situational use: he had good numbers against both righties and lefties. His improvements have earned him a spot in the bullpen, and a strong showing in spring training could make Bastardo the team's go-to southpaw in 2011.
2010 Bastardo serves as an interesting case study in perception, with many conjuring up the image of a flamethrowing youngster with abysmal control based on his jerky windup and reliance on fastballs—they accounted for 75 percent of his deliveries last year. However, his stuff's barely a tick above average for a lefty, and he will need to better incorporate his effective change and merely there curve to make it as a starter; major league hitters catch up to his heater. He's not far from being as ready as he'll ever be, but will the Phillies take a chance on his developing in the bullpen, as opposed to doling out a few bucks for a more experienced lefty?
2008 Antonio Bastardo had a good year in the Sally League last year. He's a smallish lefty with a good arm and a low-90s fastball, but his secondary stuff needs work.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2009-06-05 15:30:00 (link to chat)Do you live in fear knowing that it's only a matter of time before Ruben Amaro trades me half the farm system for Erik Bedard?
(Jack from Seattle)
The Phillies have about a 2-year window of really being solid competitors for a postseason slot and potentially the World Series. They definitely need another solid starting pitcher with the question marks surrounding Jamie Moyer. Blanton has been more effective recently, Hamels is back, and JA Happ looks like the real deal as a back of the rotation pitcher as well. But for a potential playoff team, do you really want to rely on Antonio Bastardo, a prospect that some Phillies fans didn't even know about? I would certainly be in favor of unloading key prospects to get someone to solidify their rotation. Ideally that someone would be Roy Oswalt or Jake Peavy, but if it's Bedard for half of a season in exchange for roadblocked prospects, so be it. (Eric Seidman)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does last night's starter for the Phillies, Antonio Bastardo, have the greatest name ever for a professional athlete in any sport?
(Dave from Arlington, VA)
There are certainly other contenders, but even in baseball he actually loses out to Dodger farmhand Alberto Bastardo, because Alberto is a funnier name, and "Albert the Bastard" would make for a great LOOGY. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin, what do you know about Antonio Bastardo? Hes striking out like 20 guys per 9 innings right now. Is he just a fastball pitcher abusing weak hitters?
(Jeff N from Lawyerville FLA)
Well, 34 in 22.2 innings, but still damn good!. Tony the Bastard is a little lefty is good command and a great changeup. Not a lot of projection, but could end up a bullpen piece. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Antonio Bastardo! Cue the "Comic Strip Presents" clip from the 'Fistful of Traveller's Cheques,' about the toilet paper at Hotel Bastardo. (Christina Kahrl)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Antonio Bastardo has thrown 4,543 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).