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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 892.3 48 65 1 674 5.10 1.4
Birth Date5-28-1981
Height6' 7"
Weight225 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
2004 BAL 23 28 27 147.7 146.7 1.0 12 8 1 0 14 0 662 145 85 82 14 215 89 87 2 76 5.00 5.21 5.82 6.0 0.2
2005 BAL 24 29 29 161.3 161.3 0.0 10 13 0 0 12 0 716 144 92 81 14 223 87 85 11 157 4.52 4.06 5.14 14.8 1.2
2006 BAL 25 26 26 148.0 148.0 0.0 9 10 0 0 10 0 662 130 82 78 11 194 104 103 5 157 4.74 4.24 4.38 32.3 3.1
2007 BAL 26 34 34 204.3 204.3 0.0 9 18 0 0 14 2 922 207 133 126 25 323 108 102 15 166 5.55 5.08 5.99 -0.9 -0.6
2008 BAL 27 30 30 180.0 180.0 0.0 8 10 0 0 13 2 821 199 109 105 24 313 90 85 18 95 5.25 5.64 6.41 -8.7 -1.3
2009 ARI 28 6 1 11.0 5.0 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 51 11 8 8 0 17 7 7 2 7 6.55 4.24 6.13 -0.1 -0.0
2009 WAS 28 9 8 40.0 39.3 0.7 0 5 0 0 1 0 207 48 39 26 4 73 35 34 2 16 5.85 6.33 7.76 -10.5 -1.2
Career162155892.3884.77.74865106444041884548506921358520503556745.104.945.7132.91.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 BLU Rk 12 12 60.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DEL A 26 26 125.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAL MLB 28 27 147.7 5.82 89 .257 .267 .333 .424 .259 .272 104 7.0 0.7 6.0 0.2
2004 BOW AA 5 5 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .169 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BAL MLB 29 29 161.3 5.14 94 .253 .267 .332 .428 .263 .291 102 15.6 1.6 14.8 1.2
2005 BOW AA 1 1 6.0 3.53 110 .310 .241 .321 .338 .230 .389 86 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2006 BAL MLB 26 26 148.0 4.38 119 .247 .274 .338 .437 .260 .309 109 33.0 3.2 32.3 3.1
2006 BOW AA 1 1 4.2 1.23 169 .006 .240 .313 .377 .251 .000 91 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2006 OTT AAA 4 4 24.1 3.71 120 .211 .266 .337 .401 .262 .279 107 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2006 DOM wor 2 2 7.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 BAL MLB 34 34 204.3 5.99 80 .270 .273 .340 .432 .268 .299 102 0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.6
2007 EST Wnt 3 3 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .205 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 EST Wnt 3 3 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 30 30 180.0 6.41 70 .282 .271 .338 .421 .264 .295 105 -7.9 -0.8 -8.7 -1.3
2009 ARI MLB 6 1 11.0 6.13 68 .275 .255 .328 .394 .260 .314 103 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2009 WAS MLB 9 8 40.0 7.76 14 .337 .252 .320 .399 .257 .293 92 -10.6 -1.1 -10.5 -1.2
2009 RNO AAA 4 4 14.7 7.13 70 .247 .288 .352 .442 .283 .318 117 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 LIC Wnt 6 6 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ARK AA 8 2 16.7 8.09 6 .214 .286 .361 .442 .277 .178 94 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2010 SLC AAA 3 3 10.0 5.91 83 .318 .271 .346 .438 .269 .371 102 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 BRD A+ 1 1 6.0 2.87 141 .236 .258 .322 .388 .258 .368 102 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 IND AAA 20 20 108.0 4.52 103 .259 .257 .325 .397 .252 .307 99 7.9 0.8 7.5 0.7
2012 RNO AAA 3 3 18.0 5.92 84 .221 .271 .332 .425 .269 .226 103 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0
2012 ESC Wnt 11 11 58.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2002 BLU Rk 5 2 0 12 12 60.3 52 25 69 0 0% .335 7.8 3.7 0.0 10.3 1.28 3.28 0.0 0.0
2003 DEL A 5 9 0 26 26 125.3 105 78 120 6 0% .284 7.5 5.6 0.4 8.6 1.46 4.24 0.0 0.0
2004 BOW AA 0 1 0 5 5 27.3 11 12 35 1 0% .169 3.6 4.0 0.3 11.5 0.84 2.64 0.0 0.0
2004 BAL MLB 12 8 1 28 27 147.7 145 89 76 14 44% .272 8.8 5.4 0.9 4.6 1.58 5.00 6.0 0.2
2005 BAL MLB 10 13 0 29 29 161.3 144 87 157 14 52% .291 8.0 4.9 0.8 8.8 1.43 4.52 14.8 1.2
2005 BOW AA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 8 2 7 1 74% .389 12.0 3.0 1.5 10.5 1.67 3.00 0.6 0.1
2006 BOW AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 0 1 7 0 40% .000 0.0 2.1 0.0 15.0 0.24 0.00 1.6 0.2
2006 BAL MLB 9 10 0 26 26 148.0 130 104 157 11 42% .309 7.9 6.3 0.7 9.5 1.58 4.74 32.3 3.1
2006 DOM wor 1 0 0 2 2 7.2 3 2 9 0 0% .214 3.8 2.5 0.0 11.2 0.69 1.25 0.0 0.0
2006 OTT AAA 3 1 0 4 4 24.1 20 9 27 1 30% .279 7.5 3.4 0.4 10.1 1.20 4.11 4.4 0.4
2007 EST Wnt 1 0 0 3 3 10.3 9 12 9 0 0% .310 7.9 10.5 0.0 7.9 2.04 3.50 0.0 0.0
2007 BAL MLB 9 18 0 34 34 204.3 207 108 166 25 51% .299 9.1 4.8 1.1 7.3 1.54 5.55 -0.9 -0.6
2008 BAL MLB 8 10 0 30 30 180.0 199 90 95 24 49% .295 9.9 4.5 1.2 4.8 1.61 5.25 -8.7 -1.3
2009 RNO AAA 0 1 0 4 4 14.7 15 10 11 1 47% .318 9.2 6.1 0.6 6.7 1.70 6.12 0.7 0.1
2009 LIC Wnt 0 2 0 6 6 19.3 23 14 10 2 0% .318 10.7 6.5 0.9 4.7 1.92 4.66 0.0 0.0
2009 ARI MLB 0 1 0 6 1 11.0 11 7 7 0 54% .314 9.0 5.7 0.0 5.7 1.64 6.55 -0.1 -0.0
2009 WAS MLB 0 5 0 9 8 40.0 48 35 16 4 48% .293 10.8 7.9 0.9 3.6 2.08 5.85 -10.5 -1.2
2010 ARK AA 0 1 1 8 2 16.7 10 9 12 2 36% .178 5.4 4.9 1.1 6.5 1.14 4.31 -2.2 -0.2
2010 SLC AAA 0 2 0 3 3 10.0 14 7 8 1 31% .371 12.6 6.3 0.9 7.2 2.10 11.70 0.6 0.1
2012 IND AAA 6 6 0 20 20 108.0 112 40 71 6 47% .307 9.3 3.3 0.5 5.9 1.41 4.58 7.5 0.7
2012 BRD A+ 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 7 0 5 0 47% .368 10.5 0.0 0.0 7.5 1.17 1.50 1.8 0.2
2012 ESC Wnt 5 0 0 11 11 58.3 52 16 32 3 0% .271 8.0 2.5 0.5 4.9 1.17 2.16 0.0 0.0
2012 RNO AAA 1 1 0 3 3 18.0 15 2 12 3 46% .226 7.5 1.0 1.5 6.0 0.94 3.00 0.2 0.0

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 2712 0.5011 0.4312 0.8818 0.6328 0.2276 0.9314 0.7435 0.1164
2009 948 0.4641 0.4019 0.8635 0.6182 0.2146 0.9081 0.7523 0.1339
Career36600.49150.42360.87710.6290.22420.92540.74580.1209

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-16 2012-04-04 Camp 19 0 Right Forearm Tightness - -
2012-02-29 2012-03-15 Camp 15 0 Right Forearm Tightness - -
2010-07-19 2010-07-31 Minors 12 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2009-04-02 2009-04-03 Camp 1 0 - Neck Spasms -
2008-09-14 2008-09-28 15-DL 14 13 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2008-08-25 2008-09-06 DTD 12 10 Right Elbow Soreness -
2006-05-15 2006-06-05 60-DL 21 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-08-17 2005-09-07 15-DL 21 19 - Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2009 WAS, ARI $2,600,000
2008 BAL $2,875,000
2007 BAL $1,825,000
2006 BAL $385,000
2005 BAL $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$8,010,000
6 yrTotal$8,010,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 54 dMike Powers2013

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chunichi of Japan 12/15/12.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/24/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 8/15/12.
  • 2011
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago 3/17/10. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2009). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/20/08. DFA by Washington 5/26/09. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/3/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 9/3/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 11/09 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$2.875M (2008). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/7/08 (avoided arbitration, $3.3M-$2.6M). Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/12/08.
  • 1 year/$1.825M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration as Super 2). $0.125M in performance bonuses. $25,000 each for 160, 170, 180, 190 & 200 IP.
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2006)
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005). Re-signed 3/05.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)In five years Dellin Betances will be: a)mid-rotation starter with frontline stuff? OR: b)Daniel Cabrera redux.
(T from NYC)
C. Late-inning reliever. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-05 19:23:33 (link to chat)Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?
(Ryan from Springfield, PA)
Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez. (Roundtable Administrator)
2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)19 team league 5by5 waiver pickup: Shawn Hill or Daniel Cabrera?
(Ryan from NY)
Hill. I have him myself. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)To follow up on Daniel Cabrera: He has changed from throwing a 4 seam fastball, which he had trouble commanding and which was pretty straight, to a 2 seam fastball, which he commands better and which has a natural sink. It seems to have made a very big difference, and supports a belief that he has turned a corner.
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Interesting. Adjustments like that are always good to know about, and definitely do support the idea that he's a changed pitcher. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)At a season ticket holder's forum on Saturday, the O's GM MacPhail said that the organization believes in slow and steady advancement of its young pitchers. As an example, he noted that despite an excellent season last year at A+ Frederick, Chorye Spoon was not invited to the major league camp and is likely to go to AA Bowie to begin this season. He said that he's hoping to get the Orioles to the position they were in in 1982-1983 when Mike Boddicker could not break his way into the majors until he was 29 (in 1983),but when he did come up he was really ready. What are your thoughts on that philosophy of development. It's sure a change from the philosophy that brought up Daniel Cabrera from A ball in the middle of the season!
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Actually, Boddicker was 25 in 83, and got brief looks in each of the three previous years. Luckily, the 40-man roster and option systems prevent the O's from hording prospects in the minors until they're all 29 and 'really ready.' Really ready is a totally realative term and each player is different. Wasn't Andruw Jones really ready at 19? Griffey? (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneRyan (Springfield, PA): Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?

Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez.
(Eric Seidman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Daniel Cabrera threw 4,559 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (79mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph) and Sinker (92mph).