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Portrait of Jason Berken

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 0
Birth Date11-27-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 BAL MLB 24 24 119.7 164 44 66 19 .264 108 12.3 3.3 1.4 5.0 41% .341 .299 1.74 5.36 6.54 110 5.88 -0.5
2010 BAL MLB 41 0 62.3 64 19 45 5 .261 112 9.2 2.7 0.7 6.5 49% .307 .239 1.33 3.56 3.03 91 3.61 0.9
2011 BAL MLB 40 0 47.0 63 21 41 10 .264 108 12.1 4.0 1.9 7.9 42% .353 .318 1.79 5.49 5.36 106 6.58 -1.0
2012 BAL 0 1 0 1.0 6 1 0 2 .279 109 54.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 33% .571 .729 7.00 32.05 18.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CHN 0 4 4 18.7 23 6 11 3 .251 110 11.1 2.9 1.4 5.3 51% .312 .291 1.55 5.17 4.82 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TOT MLB 5 4 19.7 29 7 11 5 .254 110 13.3 3.2 2.3 5.0 49% .338 .337 1.83 6.54 5.49 120 8.50 -0.8
CareerMLB11028248.73209116339.26210911.63.31.45.944%.335.2921.655.035.361065.71-1.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2006 ABE A- 9 8 45.1 39 5 46 4 .265 68 7.8 1.0 0.8 9.2 50% .250 .235 0.98 2.89 2.79
2007 FRD A+ 27 26 151.0 160 49 124 12 .261 101 9.5 2.9 0.7 7.4 53% .319 .257 1.38 3.75 4.53
2008 BOW AA 26 25 145.7 141 38 125 9 .258 103 8.7 2.3 0.6 7.7 48% .304 .238 1.23 3.26 3.58
2009 BAL MLB 24 24 119.7 164 44 66 19 .264 108 12.3 3.3 1.4 5.0 41% .341 .299 1.74 5.36 6.54
2009 BOW AA 2 2 8.0 4 6 8 1 .280 106 4.5 6.8 1.1 9.0 16% .167 .216 1.25 5.39 5.62
2009 NOR AAA 5 5 25.7 19 6 16 1 .246 102 6.7 2.1 0.4 5.6 47% .240 .200 0.97 3.11 1.05
2010 BAL MLB 41 0 62.3 64 19 45 5 .261 112 9.2 2.7 0.7 6.5 49% .307 .239 1.33 3.56 3.03
2011 BAL MLB 40 0 47.0 63 21 41 10 .264 108 12.1 4.0 1.9 7.9 42% .353 .318 1.79 5.49 5.36
2011 NOR AAA 5 4 18.0 20 7 16 1 .259 95 10.0 3.5 0.5 8.0 41% .345 .274 1.50 3.51 3.50
2012 BAL MLB 1 0 1.0 6 1 0 2 .279 109 54.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 33% .571 .729 7.00 32.05 18.00
2012 CHN MLB 4 4 18.7 23 6 11 3 .251 110 11.1 2.9 1.4 5.3 51% .312 .291 1.55 5.17 4.82
2012 NOR AAA 26 26 144.0 160 39 98 10 .253 94 10.0 2.4 0.6 6.1 44% .324 .261 1.38 3.62 3.50
2013 CHR AAA 27 27 161.0 171 46 117 15 .255 99 9.6 2.6 0.8 6.5 46% .311 .262 1.35 3.91 3.80
2014 FRE AAA 24 21 132.0 159 43 89 13 .269 96 10.8 2.9 0.9 6.1 42% .341 .287 1.53 4.79 4.64
2015 LEH AAA 28 13 113.3 133 33 78 11 .252 96 10.6 2.6 0.9 6.2 46% .324 .283 1.46 4.15 4.61

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 2032 0.4680 0.4405 0.8313 0.6236 0.2794 0.8904 0.7152 0.1687
2010 949 0.4584 0.4626 0.7836 0.6023 0.3444 0.8817 0.6384 0.2164
2011 842 0.4644 0.4644 0.7775 0.6726 0.2838 0.8631 0.6016 0.2225
2012 332 0.4669 0.4488 0.8322 0.6387 0.2825 0.8889 0.7200 0.1678
Career41550.4650.45110.80960.62990.29540.88280.6750.1904

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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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BP Articles

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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
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Thou Shalt Not Run on Johnny CuetoGeoff Young2012-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A 2012 Draftee In the ShowR.J. Anderson2012-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Lefty Left BehindR.J. Anderson2012-05-10
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 BulgeBen Lindbergh2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Battle of the BulgeCorey Dawkins2012-03-12
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 MoveBen Lindbergh2011-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: One Wrong MoveCorey Dawkins2011-08-22
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 OriolesCorey Dawkins2011-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Baltimore OriolesMarc Normandin2011-03-15
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
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Changing their StripesChristina Kahrl2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Not Least, the AL EastChristina Kahrl2010-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The RenewablesJeff Euston2010-04-01
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, ALChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
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
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-16
Prospectus Hit List: PatchworkJay Jaffe2009-08-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-04
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Orioles Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-26


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Jason Berken threw 4,181 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).