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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1697 109 96 0 923 4.41 10.3
Birth Date12-3-1970
Height6' 1"
Weight185 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
1995 NYN 24 17 0 22.0 0.0 22.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 91 18 6 5 1 27 7 6 1 26 2.05 2.38 1.76 7.8 0.8
1996 NYN 25 38 0 46.7 0.0 46.7 1 2 0 3 0 0 204 48 22 22 7 80 21 17 0 31 4.24 5.07 5.52 -0.1 -0.0
1997 ATL 26 31 4 53.0 19.3 33.7 4 4 0 1 1 0 236 47 34 31 6 78 28 24 4 37 5.26 4.96 5.94 -0.4 -0.1
1998 ATL 27 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 3 3 0 4 1 1 0 1 13.50 3.57 4.50 0.6 0.1
1998 PHI 27 8 8 55.0 55.0 0.0 5 2 0 0 6 0 222 41 16 14 6 73 17 16 0 38 2.29 4.03 4.97 3.9 0.4
1999 PHI 28 32 32 199.7 199.7 0.0 15 11 0 0 19 1 872 205 119 102 34 354 70 68 17 106 4.60 5.53 6.01 5.1 0.4
2000 PHI 29 17 15 83.0 80.7 2.3 2 9 0 0 8 0 371 89 67 60 17 174 35 33 3 53 6.51 5.82 6.77 -1.7 -0.2
2001 KCA 30 16 15 93.3 88.0 5.3 6 6 0 0 8 0 399 110 45 42 11 163 22 21 1 49 4.05 4.32 4.79 12.7 1.3
2001 PHI 30 3 1 10.0 7.0 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 45 10 9 9 1 14 4 4 1 3 8.10 5.21 6.41 -0.8 -0.1
2002 KCA 31 33 33 228.3 228.3 0.0 17 11 0 0 20 1 935 224 111 99 36 392 38 37 7 129 3.90 4.57 5.07 22.4 2.0
2004 ATL 33 19 19 114.3 114.3 0.0 8 7 0 0 11 2 482 123 57 50 18 204 19 19 2 79 3.94 4.17 4.62 14.0 1.4
2005 ANA 34 31 31 204.3 204.3 0.0 12 11 0 0 22 2 842 216 95 85 22 341 28 27 7 102 3.74 3.97 4.71 13.2 1.1
2006 CLE 35 31 31 179.0 179.0 0.0 10 9 0 0 15 1 805 232 120 97 26 362 38 35 6 88 4.88 4.83 5.25 20.6 1.8
2007 CLE 36 31 31 192.3 192.3 0.0 15 8 0 0 15 2 835 239 107 98 27 375 28 25 6 88 4.59 4.75 5.22 11.4 1.0
2008 BOS 37 8 8 49.0 49.0 0.0 4 2 0 0 3 2 208 58 26 26 8 99 10 10 2 26 4.78 4.96 5.23 4.0 0.4
2008 CLE 37 22 22 131.0 131.0 0.0 7 10 0 0 10 0 553 146 70 66 23 241 24 24 5 56 4.53 5.25 5.81 1.0 -0.2
2009 BOS 38 7 6 34.0 31.0 3.0 1 3 0 0 1 0 155 47 22 22 4 71 11 11 0 11 5.82 5.00 5.52 3.2 0.3
Career3452561697.01579.0118.0109960513911726618579298312473052401378629234.414.735.28116.810.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 KIN A+ 14 11 62.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CAN AA 24 24 152.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CAN AA 2 1 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CHR AAA 14 14 81.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAN AA 21 20 139.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CHR AAA 9 4 36.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 17 0 22.0 1.76 160 .225 .267 .342 .415 .267 .304 95 8.4 0.8 7.8 0.8
1995 NOR AAA 22 10 87.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 38 0 46.7 5.52 82 .269 .262 .325 .406 .249 .283 99 -0.3 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
1996 NOR AAA 5 0 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ATL MLB 31 4 53.0 5.94 69 .264 .255 .330 .399 .257 .255 98 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
1997 GWN AAA 3 3 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB 1 0 2.0 4.50 127 .281 .259 .313 .396 .224 .444 134 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1998 PHI MLB 8 8 55.0 4.97 93 .218 .263 .324 .413 .255 .219 100 3.5 0.3 3.9 0.4
1998 GWN AAA 17 17 102.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 32 32 199.7 6.01 77 .268 .272 .344 .433 .263 .265 98 2.5 0.2 5.1 0.4
2000 PHI MLB 17 15 83.0 6.77 59 .291 .265 .336 .431 .258 .274 95 -4.2 -0.4 -1.7 -0.2
2000 SWB AAA 3 3 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 16 15 93.3 4.79 105 .261 .269 .338 .440 .266 .314 102 12.9 1.3 12.7 1.3
2001 PHI MLB 3 1 10.0 6.41 55 .288 .251 .306 .393 .233 .250 93 -1.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2001 CLR A+ 4 4 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SWB AAA 5 5 37.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KCA MLB 33 33 228.3 5.07 100 .251 .266 .331 .428 .267 .259 105 21.2 2.1 22.4 2.0
2003 GRN AA 1 1 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 19 19 114.3 4.62 92 .267 .259 .323 .413 .258 .288 92 8.6 0.8 14.0 1.4
2004 GRN AA 3 3 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 GWN AAA 1 1 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 31 31 204.3 4.71 97 .254 .266 .327 .420 .262 .284 96 13.3 1.3 13.2 1.1
2006 CLE MLB 31 31 179.0 5.25 101 .274 .274 .338 .435 .258 .318 107 19.6 1.9 20.6 1.8
2007 CLE MLB 31 31 192.3 5.22 92 .272 .270 .335 .424 .263 .309 99 10.9 1.1 11.4 1.0
2008 BOS MLB 8 8 49.0 5.23 97 .273 .275 .339 .432 .269 .309 108 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2008 CLE MLB 22 22 131.0 5.81 78 .267 .269 .336 .418 .263 .276 101 1.2 0.1 1.0 -0.2
2009 BOS MLB 7 6 34.0 5.52 100 .275 .275 .339 .437 .263 .333 114 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 PAW AAA 2 2 11.0 3.23 125 .214 .269 .331 .404 .252 .235 96 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2009 RSX Rk 2 2 7.0 6.23 60 .316 .242 .309 .351 .277 .321 95 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -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
1991 KIN A+ 4 3 0 14 11 62.7 40 36 62 7 0% .000 5.7 5.2 1.0 8.9 1.21 3.16 0.0 0.0
1992 CAN AA 14 6 0 24 24 152.3 122 75 118 4 0% .000 7.2 4.4 0.2 7.0 1.29 3.01 0.0 0.0
1993 CHR AAA 7 4 0 14 14 81.0 80 30 54 9 0% .000 8.9 3.3 1.0 6.0 1.36 4.00 0.0 0.0
1993 CAN AA 0 0 0 2 1 10.0 7 3 8 1 0% .000 6.3 2.7 0.9 7.2 1.00 3.60 0.0 0.0
1994 CHR AAA 2 2 1 9 4 36.7 33 11 15 5 0% .000 8.1 2.7 1.2 3.7 1.20 3.92 0.0 0.0
1994 CAN AA 5 9 0 21 20 139.3 135 52 106 10 0% .000 8.7 3.4 0.6 6.8 1.34 3.81 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 2 0 0 17 0 22.0 18 7 26 1 61% .304 7.4 2.9 0.4 10.6 1.14 2.05 7.8 0.8
1995 NOR AAA 3 5 6 22 10 87.0 71 21 61 6 0% .000 7.3 2.2 0.6 6.3 1.06 2.79 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 1 2 0 38 0 46.7 48 21 31 7 49% .283 9.3 4.0 1.4 6.0 1.48 4.24 -0.1 -0.0
1996 NOR AAA 2 0 1 5 0 7.7 4 4 8 0 0% .000 4.7 4.7 0.0 9.4 1.04 3.51 0.0 0.0
1997 ATL MLB 4 4 0 31 4 53.0 47 28 37 6 45% .255 8.0 4.8 1.0 6.3 1.42 5.26 -0.4 -0.1
1997 GWN AAA 2 1 0 3 3 17.0 14 1 14 2 0% .261 7.4 0.5 1.1 7.4 0.88 3.18 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 56% .444 18.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 2.50 13.50 0.6 0.1
1998 PHI MLB 5 2 0 8 8 55.0 41 17 38 6 40% .219 6.7 2.8 1.0 6.2 1.05 2.29 3.9 0.4
1998 GWN AAA 5 5 0 17 17 102.3 92 36 84 9 0% .000 8.1 3.2 0.8 7.4 1.25 3.70 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 15 11 0 32 32 199.7 205 70 106 34 42% .265 9.2 3.2 1.5 4.8 1.38 4.60 5.1 0.4
2000 PHI MLB 2 9 0 17 15 83.0 89 35 53 17 45% .274 9.7 3.8 1.8 5.7 1.49 6.51 -1.7 -0.2
2000 SWB AAA 2 0 0 3 3 26.0 20 6 10 2 0% .000 6.9 2.1 0.7 3.5 1.00 1.73 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 6 6 0 16 15 93.3 110 22 49 11 44% .314 10.6 2.1 1.1 4.7 1.41 4.05 12.7 1.3
2001 PHI MLB 0 1 0 3 1 10.0 10 4 3 1 56% .250 9.0 3.6 0.9 2.7 1.40 8.10 -0.8 -0.1
2001 SWB AAA 1 3 0 5 5 37.0 34 7 35 4 0% .000 8.3 1.7 1.0 8.5 1.11 3.65 0.0 0.0
2001 CLR A+ 0 3 0 4 4 23.7 24 5 17 1 0% .000 9.1 1.9 0.4 6.5 1.22 3.42 0.0 0.0
2002 KCA MLB 17 11 0 33 33 228.3 224 38 129 36 40% .259 8.8 1.5 1.4 5.1 1.15 3.90 22.4 2.0
2003 GRN AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.3 8 1 3 1 0% .389 16.7 2.1 2.1 6.3 2.09 8.37 0.0 0.0
2004 GRN AA 1 1 0 3 3 12.7 13 5 8 2 0% .289 9.2 3.5 1.4 5.7 1.42 7.09 0.0 0.0
2004 GWN AAA 0 1 0 1 1 4.7 3 2 5 0 0% .231 5.7 3.8 0.0 9.6 1.06 7.66 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 8 7 0 19 19 114.3 123 19 79 18 37% .288 9.7 1.5 1.4 6.2 1.24 3.94 14.0 1.4
2005 ANA MLB 12 11 0 31 31 204.3 216 28 102 22 40% .284 9.5 1.2 1.0 4.5 1.19 3.74 13.2 1.1
2006 CLE MLB 10 9 0 31 31 179.0 232 38 88 26 41% .318 11.7 1.9 1.3 4.4 1.51 4.88 20.6 1.8
2007 CLE MLB 15 8 0 31 31 192.3 239 28 88 27 40% .309 11.2 1.3 1.3 4.1 1.39 4.59 11.4 1.0
2008 CLE MLB 7 10 0 22 22 131.0 146 24 56 23 38% .276 10.0 1.6 1.6 3.8 1.30 4.53 1.0 -0.2
2008 BOS MLB 4 2 0 8 8 49.0 58 10 26 8 35% .309 10.7 1.8 1.5 4.8 1.39 4.78 4.0 0.4
2009 BOS MLB 1 3 0 7 6 34.0 47 11 11 4 38% .333 12.4 2.9 1.1 2.9 1.71 5.82 3.2 0.3
2009 PAW AAA 0 1 0 2 2 11.0 9 1 7 1 37% .235 7.4 0.8 0.8 5.7 0.91 3.27 2.2 0.2
2009 RSX Rk 0 1 0 2 2 7.0 10 0 3 1 48% .321 12.9 0.0 1.3 3.9 1.43 5.14 -1.2 -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
2008 2502 0.5739 0.4980 0.8836 0.6504 0.2927 0.9197 0.7756 0.1156
2009 555 0.5964 0.4811 0.8801 0.6254 0.2679 0.8986 0.8167 0.1199
Career30570.5780.49490.8830.64590.28820.91590.78310.1164

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-08-12 2005-08-21 DTD 9 9 - Low Back Spasms - -
2005-06-14 2005-06-20 DTD 6 5 Right Upper Arm Tightness Triceps - -
2004-03-21 2004-06-19 60-DL 90 66 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-07-01 -
2003-07-01 2003-07-01 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2003-04-11 -
2003-03-21 2003-10-06 60-DL 199 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-07-01 -
2002-06-13 2002-06-22 DTD 9 7 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2001-09-22 2001-10-07 60-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Strain - -
2001-09-07 2001-09-22 DTD 15 7 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2001-07-08 2001-07-15 DTD 7 4 Right Arm Fatigue - -
2000-07-27 2000-10-02 60-DL 67 63 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2000-08-02 -
2000-05-04 2000-05-14 DTD 10 9 Right Groin Strain - -
1999-09-20 1999-09-26 DTD 6 6 Right Arm Fatigue - -
1999-08-14 1999-08-24 DTD 10 9 - Low Back Spasms - -
1996-03-25 1996-06-11 60-DL 78 61 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 CLE $8,000,000
2007 CLE $7,000,000
2006 CLE $7,000,000
2005 ANA $5,000,000
2004 ATL $7,000,000
2003 ATL $3,000,000
2002 KCA $850,000
2001 PHI $600,000
2000 PHI $1,885,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$40,335,000
9 yrTotal$40,335,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 108 dBo McKinnis

Details
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 8/6/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 8/30/09.
  • 2 years/$14.25M (2006-07), plus 2008 club option. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/05. 06:$7M, 07:$7M, 08:$7.5M club option ($0.25M buyout). 2008 option may increase to $11M, with $1M buyout, based on finish in 2006 or 2007 Cy Young vote. $0.1M All Star award bonus. Suite on road. Cleveland exercised $7.5M 2008 option 11/6/07. Acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 8/12/08.
  • 1 year/$5M (2005). Signed as a free agent 12/04. $0.5M signing bonus, 05:$4.5M.
  • 2 years/$10M (2003-04). 03:$3M, 04:$7M player option ($2M buyout) (declined). Signed as a free agent 12/02.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2002). $1.15M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2001). $1.6M in performance bonuses, including $0.75M for 33 GS. Non-tendered 12/01.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)porcello walks too many? and joba doesn't? you can really make a straight faced arguement that joba is a better pitcher right now? just looked at the numbers, and the 20 year old kid looks better
(ct tiger from ct)
Rick Porcello is currently striking out 4.97 batter per nine innings, a rate that Paul Byrd would even laugh at. Walking 2.94 per nine is nice, but not by comparison to the strikeout rates. He has a 56% GB rate meaning he is very dependent on the team's defense. Joba is not in the same boat, and I feel that it is more likely Joba decreases his walks than Porcello increases the whiffs. (Eric Seidman)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, what do you see happening over the waiver wires in the next month? And can I still dump Jack Wilson for more prospects, or do I need to wait until the winter?
(NealH from Pittsburgh, PA)
I have it on good authority that Jeff Conine will come out of retirement for the express purpose of being included in a waiver deal.

Beyond that I think we can expect to see action on some of the aforementioned Mariners, maybe some junk from the Orioles (Millar, Payton, Mora, Huff) or the Giants (Aurilia, Winn). Paul Byrd, Greg Maddux, maybe either Pierre or Andruw if the Dodgers are willing to eat a whole lot of salary.
Jack Wilson can probably be dumped for prospects if you're willing to eat salary, but given what he's locked in for ($6.5M this year, $7.25M in 2009, $8.4M/0.6M club option in 2010) I don't think he's all that appealing or will draw much in the way of prospects. Thank your predecessor once again. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that we got a nice haul for CC, who else can we get some prospects for?
(Miguel from Cleveland)
Obviously they'll be lesser deals, but I bet they find something at least decent for Paul Byrd and Casey Blake. Not exactly the Killer B's, but someone will pay. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me the Phillies will be agressive and land Sabathia or Bedard and not settle for a mediocre pitcher like Paul Byrd or Randy Wolf this year!
(Ruben Gillbuckle from Philadelphia)
The Phillies don't have near enough to offer for a guy like Sabathia. They'll be in the mix for second-tier bait, but that's it. (Dayn Perry)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Paul Byrd threw 4,166 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph) and Curve (75mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (86mph).