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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date7-19-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.32010
1.42011
1.02012
-0.12013
-0.02014
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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
2008 NYA 25 12 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 52 8 1 1 0 10 2 2 0 14 0.61 1.66 2.50 4.1 0.4
2009 NYA 26 72 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 4 3 2 5 0 0 238 44 34 30 10 83 20 16 1 49 4.50 4.73 5.29 2.1 0.3
2010 DET 27 74 1 64.7 1.7 63.0 7 5 2 2 0 0 279 67 29 27 2 85 26 22 4 53 3.76 3.20 3.62 12.2 1.3
2011 DET 28 48 14 108.7 74.7 34.0 3 9 1 4 5 0 474 118 64 54 5 162 40 35 4 69 4.47 3.60 4.30 13.6 1.4
2012 DET 29 66 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 2 3 1 4 0 0 245 71 28 24 5 105 18 14 1 51 4.00 3.42 3.52 9.6 1.0
2013 DET 30 49 0 38.3 0.0 38.3 0 5 1 2 0 0 177 43 24 23 3 65 21 14 0 30 5.40 4.17 5.21 -1.3 -0.1
2014 DET 31 36 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 1 2 1 1 0 0 164 43 21 19 3 64 14 12 2 24 4.71 4.23 5.58 -1.3 -0.1
Career35715376.776.3300.3182781850162939420117828574141115122904.253.734.3639.14.1

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
2004 STA A- 3 1 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 24 18 103.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.965 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CSC A 5 2 17.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 22 18 110.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 17 16 99.0 4.94 96 .226 .262 .336 .391 .259 .305 99 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2008 NYA MLB 12 0 14.7 2.50 150 .143 .269 .337 .429 .263 .222 105 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2008 TRN AA 23 20 118.3 4.40 102 .232 .262 .341 .402 .257 .303 96 14.9 1.5 14.9 1.5
2008 SWB AAA 14 1 17.3 2.52 134 .251 .275 .346 .416 .274 .388 84 5.6 0.5 5.6 0.5
2009 NYA MLB 72 0 60.0 5.29 101 .228 .266 .337 .429 .263 .215 111 3.4 0.3 2.1 0.3
2010 DET MLB 74 1 64.7 3.62 128 .243 .265 .331 .409 .257 .335 112 12.2 1.3 12.2 1.3
2011 DET MLB 48 14 108.7 4.30 111 .260 .255 .317 .402 .259 .317 108 13.9 1.5 13.6 1.4
2011 TOL AAA 1 1 5.3 2.13 144 .336 .266 .326 .396 .262 .471 78 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 DET MLB 66 0 54.0 3.52 124 .299 .254 .323 .408 .262 .388 104 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2013 DET MLB 49 0 38.3 5.21 80 .294 .253 .316 .402 .264 .325 101 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 TOL AAA 6 0 6.0 1.33 168 .196 .262 .337 .385 .261 .357 95 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2014 DET MLB 36 0 36.3 5.58 80 .286 .250 .315 .379 .254 .333 110 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -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
2004 STA A- 0 0 0 3 1 8.0 9 3 7 1 0% .333 10.1 3.4 1.1 7.9 1.50 6.75 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 8 11 0 24 18 103.0 122 34 68 11 0% -.965 10.7 3.0 1.0 5.9 1.51 5.42 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 5 7 0 22 18 110.2 101 35 88 6 0% .280 8.2 2.9 0.5 7.2 1.23 3.59 0.0 0.0
2006 CSC A 0 1 1 5 2 17.1 10 4 19 0 0% .250 5.3 2.1 0.0 10.0 0.82 0.53 0.0 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 7 3 0 17 16 99.0 93 37 76 4 55% .305 8.5 3.4 0.4 6.9 1.31 3.09 3.8 0.4
2008 SWB AAA 2 2 0 14 1 17.3 19 5 22 0 47% .388 9.9 2.6 0.0 11.4 1.39 4.68 5.6 0.5
2008 NYA MLB 1 0 0 12 0 14.7 8 2 14 0 50% .222 4.9 1.2 0.0 8.6 0.68 0.61 4.1 0.4
2008 TRN AA 9 4 0 23 20 118.3 105 39 115 7 50% .303 8.0 3.0 0.5 8.7 1.22 2.51 14.9 1.5
2009 NYA MLB 4 3 2 72 0 60.0 44 20 49 10 39% .215 6.6 3.0 1.5 7.3 1.07 4.50 2.1 0.3
2010 DET MLB 7 5 2 74 1 64.7 67 26 53 2 38% .335 9.3 3.6 0.3 7.4 1.44 3.76 12.2 1.3
2011 TOL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 5.3 8 2 6 0 41% .471 13.5 3.4 0.0 10.1 1.88 5.06 1.7 0.2
2011 DET MLB 3 9 1 48 14 108.7 118 40 69 5 45% .317 9.8 3.3 0.4 5.7 1.45 4.47 13.6 1.4
2012 DET MLB 2 3 1 66 0 54.0 71 18 51 5 50% .388 11.8 3.0 0.8 8.5 1.65 4.00 9.6 1.0
2013 TOL AAA 1 0 0 6 0 6.0 5 1 9 0 36% .357 7.5 1.5 0.0 13.5 1.00 0.00 2.5 0.3
2013 DET MLB 0 5 1 49 0 38.3 43 21 30 3 48% .325 10.1 4.9 0.7 7.0 1.67 5.40 -1.3 -0.1
2014 DET MLB 1 2 1 36 0 36.3 43 14 24 3 60% .333 10.7 3.5 0.7 5.9 1.57 4.71 -1.3 -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 182 0.4560 0.5220 0.6526 0.6265 0.4343 0.8077 0.4651 0.3474
2009 892 0.4787 0.4888 0.7775 0.6557 0.3355 0.8786 0.5962 0.2225
2010 1005 0.4706 0.4856 0.7520 0.6279 0.3590 0.8620 0.5812 0.2480
2011 1628 0.5289 0.4690 0.8126 0.6144 0.3051 0.8733 0.6752 0.1861
2012 915 0.4863 0.5115 0.7564 0.6629 0.3681 0.8780 0.5491 0.2415
2013 599 0.5008 0.4908 0.7517 0.6567 0.3244 0.8426 0.5670 0.2483
2014 577 0.4870 0.5061 0.8048 0.6406 0.3784 0.8778 0.6875 0.1952
Career57980.4950.48920.77570.63810.34240.86810.61030.2236

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-19 2013-10-15 DTD 26 10 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-04-26 2013-05-11 15-DL 15 13 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-06 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-05-24 2011-06-08 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain Slipping Down Stairs with Medial Contusion -
2009-09-21 2009-09-23 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness Acute Gastritis -
2009-05-11 2009-05-15 DTD 4 3 Back Soreness -
2009-03-19 2009-03-26 Camp 7 0 Soreness -
2007-04-10 2007-06-06 Minors 57 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
2006-07-29 2006-08-14 Minors 16 0 Right Knee Sprain - -
2004-07-09 2004-08-02 Minors 24 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 DET $
2014 DET $1,900,000
2013 DET $1,850,000
2012 DET $1,100,000
2011 DET $440,000
2010 DET $425,000
2009 NYA $403,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,218,300
2011Current$1,900,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$6,118,300
6 yrTotal$6,118,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 28 dFull Circle Sports1 year/$1.9M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 11/21/13 (avoided arbitration) (non-guaranteed deal). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70 games.
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 65, 70 relief appearances or $25,000 each for 15, 25 starts.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011). Re-signed by Detroit 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Signed by Detroit 1/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4033M (2009). Re-signed 1/29/09 (split contract, $65,000 in minors). Acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Yankees 12/9/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2002 (26-786) (San Joaquin Delta College, Calif.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .266 .319 .372 .246
11 vs R (Multi) .317 .395 .476 .311
18 Split (Multi) -.051 -.076 -.105 -.065
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .299 .345 .416 .263
31 vs R (2013) .282 .395 .465 .308
38 Split (2013) .017 -.051 -.049 -.045
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)If you had to cast the Star Wars movies with only Tigers players, who would you cast as who?
(TJ from West Africa)
Usually, I'm better with pokemon comparisons. Alex Gonzalez is yoda. Wait, he's not there anymore.. hmm. Phil Coke is Darth Vader. Nick Castellanos is Luke Skywalker. Joba is Jabba the Hutt (way too easy). (Jordan Gorosh)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just recently made a trade in one of my fantasy leagues. I get Mark Melancon and Brandon Lyon, but I give up Rick Porcello. I plan to have Melancon and Lyon replace Matt Guerrier and Phil Coke, and I will replace Porcello with James McDonald. Thoughts?
(Big Bob from Cleveland)
My first thought is that the Yankees might like to have Melancon right about now. Sounds like a plan to me, though I know the fantasy cognoscenti always say it's easy to find saves. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Tigers have a lot of money coming off the books. Do you see them finding a big bat like Dunn, or will they concentrate on completing their rotation? (do you buy Phil Coke starting btw?)
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I do see them making a play to stay in the AL Central picture, in no small part because I don't think Dave Dombrowski and Jim Leyland are hanging around for the pleasure of it alone. And I do buy Phil Coke starting--in the monkey-see, monkey-do competitive ecology of the game, the Rangers' success with C.J. Wilson this season is sure to find emulation in other organizations. Which I'm glad for, because who knows how many starting pitchers we've lost over the last generation to the unwillingness to take a few risks with a player already successful in one role or another.

The problem for the Tigers is that the stakes in the Central are higher now, as the White Sox discovered this season. Gunning for a title and <90 wins avails you little if there's a better ballclub than that above you in the standings. If the Twins stay up there, the standards are higher than what the Tigers and Sox were able to get away with the last few years. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Joe: Can you share for the world what your reaction would have been if Phil Coke had entered the game in the bottom of the 9th (as he would have if the Yanks hadn't scored)?
(Fred from Pequannock, NJ)
A shrug of the shoulders. Girardi could tap Hinske for an inning and it wouldn't surprise me at this point. He's shock-proofed me. The Rivera decision was the end. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, do you think Manuel should have left Madson in for the ninth last night? Even if Lidge doesn't give up a run in the top of the ninth, the pitchers' spot is due up first in the bottom of the inning, so at most Lidge was going to pitch one inning. After that, the Phillies would had to have relied on Chad Durbin, Scott Eyre and company.
(philsfan from NYC)
Absolutely. He had no reason to take Madson out, and going to Lidge--whose "comeback" is fictional--actively damaged the Phillies' chances.

It would have been comical to see Phil Coke and Chad Durbin pitching in a tied World Series game. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveCan't let go of the Jeter AB. 2-0, no out, first and third, tying run. Great work by Madson--that's what he does.

I really, as a baseball fan, wanted it to come down to Rodriguez.

Phil Coke isn't going to sleep well. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveThe Phillies haven't lost yet, Joe.

By the way, doesn't "Phil Coke" sound like the nickname of a low-level Mafia drug runner? (Dan Malkiel)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OnePhil Coke was quite HR-prone during the regular season. Just saying... (Steven Goldman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Phil Coke has thrown 6,006 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph), Change (85mph) and Cutter (92mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (85mph).