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Jason Berken POrioles

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 248.7 10 20 0 163 5.36 1.7
Birth Date11-27-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight210 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 BAL 25 24 24 119.7 119.7 0.0 6 12 0 0 3 1 560 164 92 87 19 262 44 42 6 66 6.54 5.36 5.71 7.5 0.9
2010 BAL 26 41 0 62.3 0.0 62.3 3 3 0 4 0 0 262 64 24 21 5 96 19 16 0 45 3.03 3.56 4.28 8.7 0.9
2011 BAL 27 40 0 47.0 0.0 47.0 1 2 0 3 0 0 223 63 29 28 10 111 21 19 1 41 5.36 5.49 5.36 0.9 0.1
2012 BAL 28 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 7 2 2 14 1 1 0 0 18.00 32.05 21.49 -2.3 -0.2
2012 CHN 28 4 4 18.7 18.7 0.0 0 3 0 0 1 0 85 23 14 10 3 40 6 6 1 11 4.82 5.17 5.21 0.2 0.1
Career11028248.7138.3110.310200741114032016614839523918481635.365.035.3715.11.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 ABE A- 9 8 45.1 4.12 70 .235 .236 .309 .322 .265 .250 68 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2007 FRD A+ 27 26 151.0 4.99 97 .257 .266 .342 .400 .261 .319 101 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2008 BOW AA 26 25 145.7 3.75 122 .238 .268 .340 .411 .258 .304 103 31.5 3.1 31.5 3.1
2009 BAL MLB 24 24 119.7 5.71 91 .299 .268 .339 .433 .264 .341 108 7.4 0.7 7.5 0.9
2009 BOW AA 2 2 8.0 7.34 44 .216 .261 .350 .432 .280 .167 106 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 NOR AAA 5 5 25.7 4.25 107 .200 .261 .323 .399 .246 .240 102 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 BAL MLB 41 0 62.3 4.28 115 .239 .263 .328 .415 .261 .307 112 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2011 BAL MLB 40 0 47.0 5.36 88 .318 .258 .326 .412 .264 .353 108 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 NOR AAA 5 4 18.0 4.76 97 .274 .265 .339 .416 .259 .345 95 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 1 0 1.0 21.49 -246 .729 .282 .340 .455 .279 .571 109 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2012 CHN MLB 4 4 18.7 5.21 90 .291 .254 .302 .404 .251 .312 110 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.1
2012 NOR AAA 26 26 144.0 4.77 91 .261 .260 .330 .390 .253 .324 94 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2013 CHR AAA 27 27 161.0 4.37 103 .262 .257 .329 .388 .255 .311 99 13.4 1.4 13.4 1.4
2014 FRE AAA 24 21 132.0 5.84 81 .283 .281 .349 .439 .267 .341 99 3.5 0.3 4.4 0.5

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 ABE A- 1 4 0 9 8 45.1 39 5 46 4 50% .250 7.8 1.0 0.8 9.2 0.98 2.79 2.8 0.3
2007 FRD A+ 9 9 0 27 26 151.0 160 49 124 12 53% .319 9.5 2.9 0.7 7.4 1.38 4.53 11.6 1.1
2008 BOW AA 12 4 0 26 25 145.7 141 38 125 9 48% .304 8.7 2.3 0.6 7.7 1.23 3.58 31.5 3.1
2009 NOR AAA 2 0 0 5 5 25.7 19 6 16 1 47% .240 6.7 2.1 0.4 5.6 0.97 1.05 2.7 0.3
2009 BOW AA 1 1 0 2 2 8.0 4 6 8 1 16% .167 4.5 6.8 1.1 9.0 1.25 5.62 -0.8 -0.1
2009 BAL MLB 6 12 0 24 24 119.7 164 44 66 19 41% .341 12.3 3.3 1.4 5.0 1.74 6.54 7.5 0.9
2010 BAL MLB 3 3 0 41 0 62.3 64 19 45 5 49% .307 9.2 2.7 0.7 6.5 1.33 3.03 8.7 0.9
2011 NOR AAA 0 1 0 5 4 18.0 20 7 16 1 41% .345 10.0 3.5 0.5 8.0 1.50 3.50 1.5 0.1
2011 BAL MLB 1 2 0 40 0 47.0 63 21 41 10 42% .353 12.1 4.0 1.9 7.9 1.79 5.36 0.9 0.1
2012 CHN MLB 0 3 0 4 4 18.7 23 6 11 3 51% .312 11.1 2.9 1.4 5.3 1.55 4.82 0.2 0.1
2012 NOR AAA 5 6 0 26 26 144.0 160 39 98 10 44% .324 10.0 2.4 0.6 6.1 1.38 3.50 3.3 0.3
2012 BAL MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 6 1 0 2 33% .571 54.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 7.00 18.00 -2.3 -0.2
2013 CHR AAA 12 12 0 27 27 161.0 171 46 117 15 46% .311 9.6 2.6 0.8 6.5 1.35 3.80 13.4 1.4
2014 FRE AAA 10 9 1 24 21 132.0 159 43 89 13 42% .341 10.8 2.9 0.9 6.1 1.53 4.64 4.4 0.5

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 2033 0.5042 0.4478 0.8418 0.6341 0.2579 0.9092 0.6731 0.1560
2010 949 0.4742 0.4721 0.8125 0.6222 0.3367 0.8964 0.6726 0.1853
2011 839 0.4791 0.4720 0.8030 0.6766 0.2838 0.9154 0.5565 0.1970
2012 333 0.4745 0.4685 0.8526 0.7089 0.2514 0.9107 0.7045 0.1474
Career41540.48990.45990.82810.6460.28060.90760.6520.1703

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-19 2014-07-05 Minors 16 0 - Not Disclosed -
2012-02-23 2012-03-25 Camp 31 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-08-18 2011-09-12 15-DL 25 24 Right Elbow Strain Flexors - -
2011-03-08 2011-03-14 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2010-08-13 2010-10-04 60-DL 52 47 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum and Frayed Rotator Cuff -
2009-04-27 2009-05-09 Minors 12 0 Groin Strain -
2005-02-01 2005-02-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CHA $
2012 BAL $
2011 BAL $426,500
2010 BAL $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$826,500
2 yrTotal$826,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 141 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/13/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/2/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 9/7/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 9/3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4265M (2011). Renewed by Baltimore 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Renewed 3/9/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 5/26/09.
  • Drafted 2006 (6-175) (Clemson). $0.155M signing bonus.

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 5, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-05
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Best of the Triple-A RetreadsAdam Sobsey2012-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Battle of the BulgeCorey Dawkins2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Battle of the BulgeBen Lindbergh2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: The Season in Injuries: AL EastCorey Dawkins2011-11-28
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: The Season in Injuries: AL EastBen Lindbergh2011-11-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team EntropyJay Jaffe2011-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: One Wrong MoveCorey Dawkins2011-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: One Wrong MoveBen Lindbergh2011-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The Orioles' Roster RouletteJeff Euston2011-05-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Team Tracker, PFM, Scoresheet, and YouRob McQuown2011-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL East: The Week the O's Stopped WinningBen Kabak2011-04-20
Fantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB UpdateJason Collette2011-04-12
Divide and Conquer, AL East: The Pen's the ThingBen Kabak2011-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Six-Figure BluesJeff Euston2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Baltimore OriolesMarc Normandin2011-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Baltimore OriolesCorey Dawkins2011-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East ActivityChristina Kahrl2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles, Red SoxChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
On the Beat: Playing from BehindJohn Perrotto2010-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: 998Will Carroll2010-08-17
BP Unfiltered: Five Minutes with Jason BerkenDavid Laurila2010-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Bounceback PitchersKen Funck2010-05-25
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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
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Camp Battles: AL EastChristina Kahrl2010-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Day Three of the Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2009-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Baltimore OriolesBaseball Prospectus2009-09-18
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Prospectus Hit List: PatchworkJay Jaffe2009-08-21
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jason Berken threw 4,049 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Sinker (92mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (78mph).