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Dave Bush PBlue Jays

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Birth Date11-9-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 25 days
BatsR
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0.42011
2012
-0.32013
2014
-0.62015
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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
2004 TOR MLB 16 16 97.7 95 25 64 11 .260 106 8.8 2.3 1.0 5.9 42% .275 .238 1.23 4.26 3.69 95 3.94 1.9
2005 TOR MLB 25 24 136.3 142 29 75 20 .263 104 9.4 1.9 1.3 5.0 47% .279 .260 1.25 4.78 4.49 106 4.87 0.9
2006 MIL MLB 34 32 210.0 201 38 166 26 .260 96 8.6 1.6 1.1 7.1 49% .282 .244 1.14 3.94 4.41 88 4.09 3.9
2007 MIL MLB 33 31 186.3 217 44 134 27 .252 104 10.5 2.1 1.3 6.5 45% .320 .269 1.40 4.51 5.12 105 5.44 0.5
2008 MIL MLB 31 29 185.0 163 48 109 29 .259 101 7.9 2.3 1.4 5.3 42% .236 .246 1.14 4.91 4.18 114 4.49 2.1
2009 MIL MLB 22 21 114.3 131 37 89 19 .262 100 10.3 2.9 1.5 7.0 38% .322 .297 1.47 5.02 6.38 110 6.13 -0.8
2010 MIL MLB 32 31 174.3 198 65 107 28 .260 95 10.2 3.4 1.4 5.5 41% .295 .303 1.51 5.15 4.54 121 5.63 -0.8
2011 TEX MLB 17 3 37.3 47 9 23 6 .260 111 11.3 2.2 1.4 5.5 48% .328 .273 1.50 4.88 5.79 105 5.82 -0.4
2013 TOR MLB 1 0 3.0 5 1 1 4 .279 106 15.0 3.0 12.0 3.0 23% .111 .522 2.00 20.74 15.00 114 12.15 -0.3
CareerMLB2111871144.31199296768170.2591019.42.31.36.044%.287.2671.314.684.731065.007.0

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
2002 AUB A- 18 0 22.3 13 7 39 1 .000 5.2 2.8 0.4 15.7 0% .286 .000 0.90 1.66 2.83
2002 DUN A+ 7 0 13.3 10 2 9 1 .000 6.8 1.4 0.7 6.1 0% .250 .000 0.90 3.47 2.03
2003 DUN A+ 14 14 77.0 64 9 75 6 .000 7.5 1.1 0.7 8.8 0% .272 .000 0.95 2.74 2.81
2003 NHV AA 14 14 81.0 73 19 73 4 .000 8.1 2.1 0.4 8.1 0% .296 .000 1.14 2.96 2.78
2004 TOR MLB 16 16 97.7 95 25 64 11 .260 106 8.8 2.3 1.0 5.9 42% .275 .238 1.23 4.26 3.69
2004 SYR AAA 16 16 99.7 108 20 88 7 .000 9.7 1.8 0.6 7.9 0% .329 .000 1.28 3.18 4.06
2005 TOR MLB 25 24 136.3 142 29 75 20 .263 104 9.4 1.9 1.3 5.0 47% .279 .260 1.25 4.78 4.49
2005 SYR AAA 9 9 55.0 65 9 40 6 .250 96 10.6 1.5 1.0 6.5 49% .337 .242 1.35 3.78 4.42
2006 MIL MLB 34 32 210.0 201 38 166 26 .260 96 8.6 1.6 1.1 7.1 49% .282 .244 1.14 3.94 4.41
2007 MIL MLB 33 31 186.3 217 44 134 27 .252 104 10.5 2.1 1.3 6.5 45% .320 .269 1.40 4.51 5.12
2008 MIL MLB 31 29 185.0 163 48 109 29 .259 101 7.9 2.3 1.4 5.3 42% .236 .246 1.14 4.91 4.18
2008 NAS AAA 1 1 6.0 3 2 7 1 .259 95 4.5 3.0 1.5 10.5 33% .143 .217 0.83 4.32 1.50
2009 MIL MLB 22 21 114.3 131 37 89 19 .262 100 10.3 2.9 1.5 7.0 38% .322 .297 1.47 5.02 6.38
2009 WIS A 2 2 7.7 4 1 9 0 .263 99 4.7 1.2 0.0 10.5 67% .222 .155 0.65 1.68 0.00
2009 HUN AA 2 2 6.3 7 5 4 0 .275 89 10.0 7.1 0.0 5.7 47% .368 .320 1.90 4.69 10.00
2010 MIL MLB 32 31 174.3 198 65 107 28 .260 95 10.2 3.4 1.4 5.5 41% .295 .303 1.51 5.15 4.54
2011 TEX MLB 17 3 37.3 47 9 23 6 .260 111 11.3 2.2 1.4 5.5 48% .328 .273 1.50 4.88 5.79
2011 IOW AAA 5 5 22.0 28 9 12 3 .265 92 11.5 3.7 1.2 4.9 49% .338 .302 1.68 6.24 6.14
2011 LEH AAA 4 4 23.0 20 6 16 3 .255 90 7.8 2.3 1.2 6.3 41% .243 .245 1.13 4.58 3.91
2012 LEH AAA 11 11 62.7 69 8 37 5 .248 97 9.9 1.1 0.7 5.3 50% .298 .257 1.23 3.54 3.16
2013 TOR MLB 1 0 3.0 5 1 1 4 .279 106 15.0 3.0 12.0 3.0 23% .111 .522 2.00 20.74 15.00
2013 BUF AAA 19 15 90.0 95 17 69 16 .256 102 9.5 1.7 1.6 6.9 42% .287 .256 1.24 4.68 4.20

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 2655 0.4998 0.4598 0.8351 0.6338 0.2846 0.8966 0.6984 0.1624
2009 1838 0.5027 0.4483 0.8434 0.6255 0.2691 0.8962 0.7195 0.1541
2010 2926 0.5109 0.4482 0.8573 0.6247 0.2628 0.9058 0.7367 0.1397
2011 576 0.5104 0.4948 0.8421 0.6599 0.3227 0.9072 0.7033 0.1579
2013 51 0.5294 0.4510 0.9565 0.5556 0.3333 0.9333 1.0000 0.0435
Career80460.50540.45540.84630.630.27620.90080.71940.1512

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
2011-06-12 2011-06-14 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-08-18 2010-08-24 DTD 6 4 Right Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2010-06-02 2010-06-06 DTD 4 4 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-06-21 2009-08-27 15-DL 67 58 Right Elbow Strain Microtear of Triceps From Fatigue -
2009-06-04 2009-06-04 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $
2012 PHI $
2011 TEX $1,000,000
2010 MIL $4,215,000
2009 MIL $4,000,000
2008 MIL $2,550,000
2007 MIL $450,000
2006 MIL $352,000
2005 TOR $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$12,894,000
7 yrTotal$12,894,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 154 dRex Gary1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/9/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 4/6/13. DFA by Toronto 4/8/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/9/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/9/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/29/11 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Texas 3/31/11. DFA by Texas 7/1/11. Released 7/8/11. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 7/16/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$4.215M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/25/10 ($4.45M-$4.125M). $0.11M in performance bonuses based on innings.
  • 1 year/$4M (2009). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/15/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/5/08 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$2.25M). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 210 innings.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.352M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2005).
  • Drafted 2002 (2-55). $0.45M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-05 15:30:00 (link to chat)Just got a tweet that Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder would like to have a word with you regarding your comments about the Cubs. Why is it more likely that they and their buddies will crater than that the Cubs will continuing being what they've been?
(Bill from New Mexico)
In my opinion, the Cardinals need every single start from Chris Carpenter from here on out to have a fighting chance at the playoffs. And as far as the Brewers go, I mentioned earlier that acquiring a top-tier pitcher might actually put them ahead of the Cubs. But I get a bit wary when I see that four of their five rotation spots are filled by the underachieving Dave Bush, back-end extraordinaire Braden Looper, the disappointing Manny Parra, and the hang-it-up-already Jeff Suppan. (Eric Seidman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesTaylor asks: " Better chance of sweeping, Philly or LA?"

I leave the odds to Clay and Nate, but it's really Dave Bush or Rich Harden. I think I know who I'd want pitching of those two. (Will Carroll)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Dave Bush threw 9,855 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (87mph), Curve (69mph) and Cutter (82mph). He also rarely threw a Change (80mph).