Biographical

Portrait of Rocky Cherry

Rocky Cherry POrioles

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 48.3 1 4 1 38 5.77 -0.2
Birth Date8-19-1979
Height6' 5"
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
2007 BAL 27 10 0 16.3 0.0 16.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 17 14 14 3 30 13 12 2 10 7.71 7.23 8.53 -4.0 -0.4
2007 CHN 27 12 0 15.0 0.0 15.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 66 13 6 5 1 22 6 5 1 13 3.00 3.71 3.84 2.9 0.3
2008 BAL 28 18 0 17.0 0.0 17.0 0 3 1 2 0 0 85 15 15 12 3 32 16 13 1 15 6.35 6.69 6.20 -1.0 -0.1
Career40048.30.048.314130023045353178435304385.775.956.24-2.1-0.2

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 LNS A 8 4 29.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOI A- 10 10 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DAY A+ 27 22 124.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 3 3 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.571 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WTN AA 31 0 48.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 2 0 2.0 5.31 84 .202 .248 .317 .380 .256 .333 95 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2007 BAL MLB 10 0 16.3 8.53 30 .304 .279 .343 .430 .269 .275 103 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2007 CHN MLB 12 0 15.0 3.84 122 .256 .259 .323 .424 .254 .267 102 3.0 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 IOW AAA 43 1 51.0 4.55 118 .233 .273 .344 .431 .261 .324 109 11.6 1.1 11.7 1.1
2007 CUB Rk 2 2 2.0 2.85 139 .094 .221 .366 .295 .261 .000 94 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 BAL MLB 18 0 17.0 6.20 78 .312 .275 .342 .436 .267 .240 107 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2008 BOW AA 2 0 2.0 3.06 135 .221 .272 .339 .413 .259 .250 101 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2008 NOR AAA 28 0 37.3 3.54 109 .253 .259 .327 .402 .257 .303 84 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2009 PAW AAA 38 1 63.0 3.73 115 .255 .263 .326 .395 .247 .316 101 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2009 POR AAA 6 0 7.3 8.99 -29 .467 .275 .344 .422 .279 .483 81 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4

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
2003 BOI A- 5 2 0 10 10 54.0 36 18 55 1 0% .240 6.0 3.0 0.2 9.2 1.00 2.17 0.0 0.0
2003 LNS A 2 0 0 8 4 29.3 23 7 18 1 0% .247 7.1 2.2 0.3 5.5 1.02 2.76 0.0 0.0
2004 DAY A+ 5 10 0 27 22 124.7 139 46 104 16 0% .323 10.0 3.3 1.2 7.5 1.48 5.20 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 0 0 0 3 3 9.3 8 4 9 0 0% -.571 7.7 3.9 0.0 8.7 1.29 2.90 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 1 0 0 2 0 2.0 3 1 2 0 56% .333 13.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 2.00 13.50 -0.0 -0.0
2006 WTN AA 4 1 2 31 0 48.2 43 14 50 3 0% .308 8.0 2.6 0.6 9.3 1.18 2.24 0.0 0.0
2007 IOW AAA 2 0 7 43 1 51.0 50 18 56 5 45% .324 8.8 3.2 0.9 9.9 1.33 4.59 11.7 1.1
2007 CUB Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 0 1 2 0 67% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 0.8 0.1
2007 BAL MLB 0 0 0 10 0 16.3 17 13 10 3 44% .275 9.4 7.2 1.7 5.5 1.84 7.71 -4.0 -0.4
2007 CHN MLB 1 1 0 12 0 15.0 13 6 13 1 30% .267 7.8 3.6 0.6 7.8 1.27 3.00 2.9 0.3
2008 NOR AAA 0 1 0 28 0 37.3 35 9 37 3 42% .303 8.4 2.2 0.7 8.9 1.18 2.90 5.1 0.5
2008 BAL MLB 0 3 1 18 0 17.0 15 16 15 3 42% .240 7.9 8.5 1.6 7.9 1.82 6.35 -1.0 -0.1
2008 BOW AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 2 3 0 50% .250 4.5 9.0 0.0 13.5 1.50 0.00 0.6 0.1
2009 PAW AAA 3 1 0 38 1 63.0 63 36 44 1 52% .316 9.0 5.1 0.1 6.3 1.57 2.57 9.2 0.9
2009 POR AAA 0 1 0 6 0 7.3 16 6 5 2 48% .483 19.7 7.4 2.5 6.2 3.01 12.33 -4.0 -0.4

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 307 0.4756 0.4202 0.7597 0.6164 0.2422 0.8556 0.5385 0.2403
Career3070.47560.42020.75970.61640.24220.85560.53850.2403

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-04-29 2008-05-22 15-DL 23 20 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-03-22 2008-04-28 15-DL 37 25 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2007-07-01 2007-07-18 15-DL 17 13 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2005-04-22 2005-09-17 Minors 148 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 NYN $406,000
2008 BAL $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$796,000
2 yrTotal$796,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 11 d1 yr/$0.406M (09)

Details
  • released 3/17/09 (offered back to BAL but BAL declined)
  • re-signed 3/2/09, 1 year/$0.406M (09) (split)
  • Rule5-BAL 12/11/08
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/20/08
  • recalled 8/8/08 optioned to Triple-A 5/23/08
  • 1 year/$0.39M (08) acquired in trade from CHC 8/30/07 optioned to Triple-A 8/3/07
  • recalled 7/27/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/18/07
  • recalled 6/30/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/15/07
  • recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07)
  • contract purchased 11/06 02 14-423

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Rocky Cherry's a generic hard thrower with control issues, and was taken away from Baltimore in the Rule 5 draft by the Mets; wherever he's at, he'll fight for the last spot in a bullpen somewhere.
2008 Picked up in the Steve Trachsel trade, Rocky Cherry provides a serviceable bullpen arm and a funky name.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Winter Meetings WrapJohn Perrotto2008-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The 2008 Rule 5 DraftKevin Goldstein2008-12-11
Transaction of the Day: Three-Way MayhemChristina Kahrl2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFreebies?: The Seach for Good, Cheap ReliefBen Lindbergh2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL October RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Changes of Scenery, RevisitedJeff Erickson2008-04-18
Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Camp-Opening RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: New Life on Different FieldsNate Silver2007-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-04-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on the Rule 5 Draft in general? Surprises?
(Ben F from California)
I like the Mets adding Darren O'Day and Rocky Cherry to possibly flesh out the bullpen. That was a good move at a low price. (John Perrotto)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Orioles make any attempts to fix the situation at SS? You think they'll miss Rocky?
(Corkedbat from Dallas)
They are on the verge of signing Cesar Izturis to play shortstop. While I love his name, I don't think Rocky Cherry will be missed. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Rocky Cherry threw 453 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely threw a Change (81mph).