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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 1412.7 87 86 0 1217 4.47 12.3
Birth Date8-12-1974
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1998 SDN 23 4 2 13.7 11.7 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 62 15 8 7 0 17 7 6 0 13 4.61 2.70 3.45 1.8 0.2
1999 SDN 24 31 31 180.7 180.7 0.0 10 12 0 0 16 0 803 190 106 90 18 283 86 84 9 135 4.48 4.45 5.02 16.7 1.0
2000 SDN 25 34 34 205.0 205.0 0.0 13 17 0 0 16 3 940 194 131 117 22 300 125 121 16 170 5.14 4.86 5.90 2.2 0.1
2001 FLO 26 31 31 169.3 169.3 0.0 9 10 0 0 12 1 760 172 102 95 15 275 85 83 15 134 5.05 4.35 5.01 11.7 0.9
2002 CHN 27 32 32 205.0 205.0 0.0 12 11 0 0 15 1 858 162 84 82 18 259 85 78 6 215 3.60 3.25 3.60 42.7 4.2
2003 CHN 28 32 32 201.7 201.7 0.0 14 12 0 0 20 0 851 169 100 92 22 270 79 77 14 171 4.11 4.08 4.80 23.9 2.1
2004 CHN 29 30 30 181.0 181.0 0.0 9 13 0 0 18 2 775 155 79 74 23 254 77 73 12 190 3.68 3.98 4.44 18.3 1.7
2005 BOS 30 32 32 191.0 191.0 0.0 13 6 0 0 18 1 830 192 102 97 18 294 68 67 16 146 4.57 4.07 4.98 20.8 2.0
2006 BOS 31 12 12 65.3 65.3 0.0 5 5 0 0 4 1 310 77 50 48 8 116 38 38 6 43 6.61 5.49 6.15 2.8 0.2
Career2382361412.71410.72.087860012096189132676270214420686506279412174.474.194.87141.012.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1994 SPO A- 2 2 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 RCU A+ 12 12 57.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 IDA Rk 14 14 81.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CLN A 16 16 96.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 RCU A+ 11 11 56.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 RCU A+ 14 14 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MOB AA 13 13 88.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SDN MLB 4 2 13.7 3.45 114 .247 .279 .329 .417 .255 .357 87 2.1 0.2 1.8 0.2
1998 LVG AAA 27 27 171.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 31 31 180.7 5.02 93 .264 .265 .334 .429 .257 .310 94 15.9 1.5 16.7 1.0
2000 SDN MLB 34 34 205.0 5.90 77 .268 .266 .339 .430 .258 .283 95 1.2 0.1 2.2 0.1
2001 FLO MLB 31 31 169.3 5.01 91 .275 .260 .324 .423 .258 .307 97 11.3 1.1 11.7 0.9
2002 CHN MLB 32 32 205.0 3.60 118 .236 .256 .324 .405 .255 .270 98 43.1 4.3 42.7 4.2
2003 CHN MLB 32 32 201.7 4.80 99 .237 .261 .326 .414 .257 .260 103 21.3 2.1 23.9 2.1
2004 CHN MLB 30 30 181.0 4.44 101 .246 .257 .326 .409 .258 .279 95 18.9 1.9 18.3 1.7
2005 BOS MLB 32 32 191.0 4.98 102 .251 .270 .331 .427 .263 .299 108 20.1 2.0 20.8 2.0
2006 BOS MLB 12 12 65.3 6.15 83 .279 .271 .336 .438 .257 .321 107 2.1 0.2 2.8 0.2
2006 RSX Rk 1 1 1.1 2.32 152 .203 .318 .367 .430 .302 .333 101 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2008 PMB A+ 1 1 6.0 3.36 117 .042 .267 .336 .398 .260 .071 89 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 SFD AA 2 2 10.0 4.34 99 .286 .263 .330 .404 .273 .306 91 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2008 MEM AAA 13 1 16.7 9.37 6 .332 .270 .345 .432 .257 .240 94 -3.9 -0.4 -3.6 -0.3

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
1994 SPO A- 1 1 0 2 2 7.3 8 11 4 0 0% .000 9.9 13.6 0.0 4.9 2.60 6.16 0.0 0.0
1995 IDA Rk 6 3 0 14 14 81.0 61 42 65 3 0% .000 6.8 4.7 0.3 7.2 1.27 4.33 0.0 0.0
1995 RCU A+ 3 4 0 12 12 57.3 61 49 33 1 0% .000 9.6 7.7 0.2 5.2 1.92 4.24 0.0 0.0
1996 CLN A 8 3 0 16 16 96.3 86 52 109 3 0% .000 8.0 4.9 0.3 10.2 1.43 2.80 0.0 0.0
1996 RCU A+ 4 5 0 11 11 56.3 61 26 75 8 0% .000 9.8 4.2 1.3 12.0 1.55 5.60 0.0 0.0
1997 MOB AA 6 5 0 13 13 88.0 83 32 92 4 0% .326 8.5 3.3 0.4 9.4 1.31 2.56 0.0 0.0
1997 RCU A+ 6 3 0 14 14 101.0 74 31 109 3 0% .275 6.6 2.8 0.3 9.7 1.04 1.60 0.0 0.0
1998 SDN MLB 2 0 0 4 2 13.7 15 7 13 0 55% .357 9.9 4.6 0.0 8.6 1.61 4.61 1.8 0.2
1998 LVG AAA 10 9 0 27 27 171.7 157 85 160 12 0% .000 8.2 4.5 0.6 8.4 1.41 3.98 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 10 12 0 31 31 180.7 190 86 135 18 54% .310 9.5 4.3 0.9 6.7 1.53 4.48 16.7 1.0
2000 SDN MLB 13 17 0 34 34 205.0 194 125 170 22 62% .283 8.5 5.5 1.0 7.5 1.56 5.14 2.2 0.1
2001 FLO MLB 9 10 0 31 31 169.3 172 85 134 15 58% .307 9.1 4.5 0.8 7.1 1.52 5.05 11.7 0.9
2002 CHN MLB 12 11 0 32 32 205.0 162 85 215 18 60% .270 7.1 3.7 0.8 9.4 1.20 3.60 42.7 4.2
2003 CHN MLB 14 12 0 32 32 201.7 169 79 171 22 55% .260 7.5 3.5 1.0 7.6 1.23 4.11 23.9 2.1
2004 CHN MLB 9 13 0 30 30 181.0 155 77 190 23 51% .279 7.7 3.8 1.1 9.4 1.28 3.68 18.3 1.7
2005 BOS MLB 13 6 0 32 32 191.0 192 68 146 18 47% .299 9.0 3.2 0.8 6.9 1.36 4.57 20.8 2.0
2006 BOS MLB 5 5 0 12 12 65.3 77 38 43 8 48% .321 10.6 5.2 1.1 5.9 1.76 6.61 2.8 0.2
2006 RSX Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.1 1 0 1 0 33% .333 8.2 0.0 0.0 8.2 0.91 0.00 0.5 0.1
2008 MEM AAA 1 0 0 13 1 16.7 17 13 10 5 42% .240 9.2 7.0 2.7 5.4 1.80 7.01 -3.6 -0.3
2008 SFD AA 1 0 0 2 2 10.0 12 3 5 1 57% .306 10.8 2.7 0.9 4.5 1.50 5.40 0.9 0.1
2008 PMB A+ 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 1 0 5 0 71% .071 1.5 0.0 0.0 7.5 0.17 0.00 0.7 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-03-21 2008-08-02 60-DL 134 112 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2006-09-26
2007-03-23 2007-10-29 60-DL 220 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2006-09-26
2006-06-15 2006-10-02 60-DL 109 99 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2006-09-26
2006-06-05 2006-06-14 DTD 9 8 Right Arm Cramps Biceps -
2005-10-21 2005-10-21 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery 2005-10-21
2005-07-27 2005-08-04 DTD 8 6 Right Head Concussion Batted Ball -
2004-09-08 2004-09-14 DTD 6 6 Neck Strain -
2004-09-08 2004-09-14 On-Alr 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2004-08-30 2004-09-07 DTD 8 4 Neck Strain -
2003-09-11 2003-09-15 DTD 4 4 Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SLN $1,250,000
2007 BOS $9,500,000
2006 BOS $9,825,000
2005 BOS $6,500,000
2004 CHN $6,000,000
2003 CHN $4,000,000
2002 CHN $2,500,000
2001 FLO $900,000
2000 SDN $600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$41,075,000
9 yrTotal$41,075,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 124 d

Details
  • retired 4/09 Triple-A 3/27/09
  • signed as a free agent from BOS (STL?) 08-09 (minor-league contract)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard anything about Casey Janseen and his recovery from shoulder surgery? What are the chances the Jays get 20 combined starts out of he, Matt Clement and Matt Maroth?
(Taylor from Toronto)
No, we're at the stage of the season where pitchers are just beginning to throw and for guys like Janssen, no one's watching his rehab outside of the Jays staff. It's nearly impossible to follow these other than the "no news is good news" theory. 20 starts out of those? Just off top of my head, I'd say coinflip. I have *some* hope for Clement, especially in the short term, like a run of 8-10 decent starts. (Will Carroll)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much longer do I have to wait for BP 2009? Two quick questions: 1. How much chance do you see for Matt Clement's healthy return? 2. How much longer do you think we'll be waiting before FAs start grabbing jobs while they can? Rightly or wrongly, clubs are holding onto $ severely, and there are going to players left without chairs when the music stops playing (ST is only a month away).
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
I'm not involved with the book, but I'd assume it will be out at the normal time. I'm sure CK will update as necessary.
1. I'm very cautiously optimistic. Reasonable risk with upside, at least iin the short term.
2. Not long. Some guys will get desperate and there's really not that many left out there. I always thought Manny would be the last one to go, by design and it seems that Dunn is everyone's Plan B. (Will Carroll)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)AJ Burnett (5@82) or Matt Clement (1@subway tokens)? I've always thought Clement could be a very good strikeout pitcher. Back when the Jays first signed Burnett, I had considered them about equivalent. What chance would you give clement for being a competent MLB pitcher after 2+ seasons away from the bigs? And, of course - congrats - how ca I help in setting up a Feed in TO? Either before a Jays game or during the WBC.
(rawagman from Toronto)
I don't hate taking chances on guys like Clement when your team can afford it, has a Plan A (these guys should always be Plan B, a nice bonus if it works), and if you really commit to it. It's a real crapshoot with time away and his injuries, but if you see him and have reason to believe that he MIGHT come back, then you have to decide if your circumstances allow you to take the chance. I'd think Clement might be a bit more selective, but I haven't seen much evidence that players/agents look at medical staff as a signing criteria.

As always, I'll do a Pizza Feed anywhere. My only criteria is that I don't lose money on the deal. Last time I did one in Toronto, it was awesome. The guy sent me a plane ticket and organized everything. I paid for the hotel and showed up to do my thing. Same in Memphis, where I hope we can do another one. You do the groundwork, I'll show up and when possible, I'll bring someone with me. (Will Carroll)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is PECOTA (and everyone else) overrating Matt Clement???? I know he's got great stuff, but he's never been able to put together a top season in his entire career in the laid back Cubs environment. What makes everyone so sure he's going to be a top 5 starter in a new league, with a DH, in a big time hitters park, with more pressure on him than he's ever faced? He's replacing PEDRO MARTINEZ, right?? If Vazquez couldn't handle similar circumstances, shouldn't we be a bit more cautious in our optimism with Matt Clement?
(tcfwine from Philly)
I can't speak for anyone else, but PECOTA works by taking the three-year weighted average of a player's performance, sizing up his most comparable list, and sprinkling in some biographical data (age, height, weight) for seasoning. There's no representation of pressure situations or anything like that involved.

As far as Clement goes, if you look at his PECOTA card you'll see a projection that reflects the typical ERA bump expected from an NL to AL switch (AL inflates offense by a little less than half a run per game these days). A lot of Clement's value lies not only in his solid performance, but his durability--he's thrown 94 starts in the last three years. A good pitcher who takes the ball every fifth day is going to rank among the elite by virtually any measure, whether it's VORP or roto value. (Jonah Keri)


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