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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 468.7 24 28 3 276 5.07 -1.4
Birth Date8-19-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight200 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 ARI 23 17 5 45.3 21.3 24.0 1 4 0 0 1 0 218 62 42 41 13 116 25 23 2 24 8.14 7.41 8.35 -10.1 -1.0
2005 ARI 24 67 0 79.3 0.0 79.3 7 3 0 2 0 0 356 86 50 45 7 132 43 38 5 63 5.11 4.37 4.98 8.6 0.8
2006 ATL 25 29 9 73.7 48.0 25.7 4 5 0 0 4 0 333 90 44 40 8 138 39 32 2 43 4.89 5.02 5.74 -2.7 -0.3
2007 ATL 26 10 9 45.7 44.7 1.0 2 6 0 0 2 0 210 56 38 36 16 117 22 19 0 27 7.09 8.00 8.85 -9.8 -1.0
2008 BAL 27 45 1 71.7 3.0 68.7 3 3 1 7 0 0 319 78 36 32 4 104 34 31 1 46 4.02 4.07 4.97 5.8 0.6
2009 TBA 28 53 0 77.3 0.0 77.3 3 3 2 3 0 0 331 75 31 28 6 112 25 23 1 36 3.26 4.23 5.23 5.2 0.5
2010 TBA 29 60 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 4 3 0 0 0 0 279 68 28 27 7 107 34 31 0 30 3.92 5.19 5.72 -3.0 -0.3
2011 LAN 30 9 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 70 22 17 15 4 44 5 5 0 7 9.88 6.87 7.92 -6.5 -0.6
Career29024468.7117.0351.7242831270211653728626465870227202112765.075.236.02-12.4-1.4

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
2002 SBN A 11 3 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 YAK A- 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LNC A+ 15 15 94.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ELP AA 9 8 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .373 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA 5 4 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 17 5 45.3 8.35 17 .345 .262 .326 .423 .260 .318 98 -10.7 -1.0 -10.1 -1.0
2004 ELP AA 10 8 63.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TUC AAA 8 8 50.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARI MLB 67 0 79.3 4.98 96 .275 .262 .327 .410 .257 .333 105 7.4 0.8 8.6 0.8
2005 TUC AAA 1 1 3.7 12.13 -28 .421 .266 .371 .470 .286 .556 103 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 ATL MLB 29 9 73.7 5.74 75 .290 .266 .331 .430 .264 .340 94 -1.5 -0.1 -2.7 -0.3
2006 ROM A 1 0 1.0 1.98 156 .000 .279 .402 .390 .299 .000 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2006 RIC AAA 9 9 54.1 4.84 -25 .297 .257 .324 .388 .253 .323 73 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2007 ATL MLB 10 9 45.7 8.85 21 .315 .262 .327 .427 .255 .276 103 -8.6 -0.8 -9.8 -1.0
2007 ROM A 1 1 2.0 -1.00 220 .354 .274 .337 .425 .276 .714 103 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2007 MIS AA 2 2 8.0 4.60 81 .247 .285 .354 .428 .281 .304 85 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0
2007 GWN AAA 10 10 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 45 1 71.7 4.97 100 .256 .267 .334 .417 .261 .316 105 6.1 0.6 5.8 0.6
2008 NOR AAA 9 0 18.7 3.23 118 .191 .267 .333 .418 .266 .244 84 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2009 TBA MLB 53 0 77.3 5.23 96 .246 .267 .337 .430 .263 .262 105 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2010 TBA MLB 60 0 62.0 5.72 78 .287 .258 .326 .412 .257 .293 105 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2011 LAN MLB 9 0 13.7 7.92 -8 .412 .257 .317 .386 .260 .333 91 -6.0 -0.6 -6.5 -0.6
2011 DUR AAA 20 4 47.3 6.57 54 .304 .264 .330 .404 .257 .331 96 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -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
2002 YAK A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 4 0 3 0 0% .800 36.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 4.00 27.00 0.0 0.0
2002 SBN A 3 0 1 11 3 27.7 29 2 17 1 0% .292 9.4 0.6 0.3 5.5 1.12 2.92 0.0 0.0
2003 LNC A+ 6 5 0 15 15 94.3 102 16 59 6 0% .313 9.7 1.5 0.6 5.6 1.25 3.82 0.0 0.0
2003 ELP AA 2 3 0 9 8 41.3 59 22 26 3 0% .373 12.9 4.8 0.7 5.7 1.96 6.10 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA 1 1 0 5 4 27.7 26 5 11 1 0% .275 8.4 1.6 0.3 3.6 1.12 2.60 0.0 0.0
2004 TUC AAA 3 3 0 8 8 50.3 50 17 37 0 0% .321 8.9 3.0 0.0 6.6 1.33 2.68 0.0 0.0
2004 ELP AA 2 3 0 10 8 63.0 66 17 58 3 0% .341 9.4 2.4 0.4 8.3 1.32 2.29 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 1 4 0 17 5 45.3 62 25 24 13 47% .318 12.3 5.0 2.6 4.8 1.92 8.14 -10.1 -1.0
2005 ARI MLB 7 3 0 67 0 79.3 86 43 63 7 50% .333 9.8 4.9 0.8 7.1 1.63 5.11 8.6 0.8
2005 TUC AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.7 6 5 5 1 30% .556 14.6 12.2 2.4 12.2 2.97 14.59 -1.7 -0.2
2006 ROM A 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2006 ATL MLB 4 5 0 29 9 73.7 90 39 43 8 51% .340 11.0 4.8 1.0 5.3 1.75 4.89 -2.7 -0.3
2006 RIC AAA 4 3 0 9 9 54.1 65 14 27 4 59% .323 10.8 2.3 0.7 4.5 1.46 3.99 -0.8 -0.1
2007 GWN AAA 4 2 0 10 10 52.0 56 15 31 4 0% .323 9.7 2.6 0.7 5.4 1.37 3.46 0.0 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 2 6 0 10 9 45.7 56 22 27 16 52% .276 11.0 4.3 3.2 5.3 1.71 7.09 -9.8 -1.0
2007 ROM A 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 5 0 4 0 71% .714 22.5 0.0 0.0 18.0 2.50 4.50 2.3 0.2
2007 MIS AA 1 1 0 2 2 8.0 8 0 6 1 71% .304 9.0 0.0 1.1 6.8 1.00 4.50 0.3 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 3 3 1 45 1 71.7 78 34 46 4 59% .316 9.8 4.3 0.5 5.8 1.56 4.02 5.8 0.6
2008 NOR AAA 1 1 0 9 0 18.7 12 5 12 0 71% .244 5.8 2.4 0.0 5.8 0.91 0.96 3.0 0.3
2009 TBA MLB 3 3 2 53 0 77.3 75 25 36 6 52% .262 8.7 2.9 0.7 4.2 1.29 3.26 5.2 0.5
2010 TBA MLB 4 3 0 60 0 62.0 68 34 30 7 50% .293 9.9 4.9 1.0 4.4 1.65 3.92 -3.0 -0.3
2011 DUR AAA 4 3 0 20 4 47.3 62 18 25 8 58% .331 11.8 3.4 1.5 4.8 1.69 5.51 -3.3 -0.3
2011 LAN MLB 0 1 0 9 0 13.7 22 5 7 4 64% .333 14.5 3.3 2.6 4.6 1.98 9.88 -6.5 -0.6

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 1089 0.4472 0.4346 0.8305 0.5975 0.3007 0.9038 0.7127 0.1674
2009 1207 0.4855 0.4511 0.8529 0.6007 0.3092 0.9233 0.7240 0.1471
2010 972 0.4949 0.4392 0.8333 0.6383 0.2424 0.9055 0.6471 0.1667
2011 267 0.4981 0.4345 0.8879 0.6165 0.2537 0.9512 0.7353 0.1121
Career35350.47720.44150.84330.61120.2840.91450.70020.1561

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-06 2011-03-14 Camp 8 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-06-09 2007-06-30 15-DL 21 18 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-03-31 2007-06-03 60-DL 64 55 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2006-05-03 2006-05-20 15-DL 17 16 Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 LAN $1,200,000
2010 TBA $1,200,000
2009 TBA $675,000
2008 BAL $450,000
2007 ATL $405,000
2006 ATL $345,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,275,000
6 yrTotal$4,275,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 44 d1 year/$1.2M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/15/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 3/30/11. DFA by LA Dodgers 5/24/11.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/11/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.675M (2009). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/16/09. $0.175M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2008). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/22/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 5/8/08. Non-tendered 12/08.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2007). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/30/07. Recalled 8/2/07. DFA 11/30/07. Released 12/7/07.
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2006). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 12/05. Signed by Atlanta 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 5/06. Recalled 6/06. Optioned 7/06. Recalled 8/06. Optioned 8/06. Recalled 8/06.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Arizona 6/04. Recalled 7/04.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2002 (4-129) (Alabama).

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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
13.47.42.11.5out of baseballout of baseball24.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 84 Kevin Gryboski 2007 0.00 DNP
2 84 Donn Pall 1995 0.00 DNP
3 84 Bob Stanley 1988 3.63
4 83 Dale Mohorcic 1989 6.55
5 83 Clem Labine 1960 3.92
6 83 Jerry Reed 1989 4.07
7 83 Luis Ayala 2011 2.73
8 82 Phil Regan 1970 5.35
9 82 Rick White 2002 4.74
10 82 Tom Gorman 1958 4.23
11 81 Paul Lindblad 1975 3.24 DNP
12 81 Antonio Alfonseca 2005 4.94
13 81 Ken Sanders 1975 2.30 DNP
14 81 Tony Castillo 1996 4.26
15 81 Harry Dorish 1955 3.05
16 81 Gary Lucas 1988 0.00 DNP
17 81 Pedro Borbon 1980 4.74
18 80 Clay Carroll 1974 2.50
19 80 Bill Landrum 1991 3.77
20 80 Tom Edens 1994 4.17
21 80 David Weathers 2003 3.39
22 80 Anthony Telford 1999 4.88
23 80 Ramiro Mendoza 2005 18.00
24 80 Nate Snell 1986 4.60
25 80 Jack Aker 1974 4.50
26 80 Mike Maddux 1995 4.74
27 80 Juan Acevedo 2003 7.51
28 80 Terry Forster 1985 3.49
29 80 Paul Quantrill 2002 3.17
30 80 Roy Lee Jackson 1987 0.00 DNP
31 80 Dave Borkowski 2010 0.00 DNP
32 80 Bob Locker 1971 3.38
33 79 Warren Brusstar 1985 6.66
34 79 Jeff Russell 1995 3.31
35 79 Scott Eyre 2005 2.90
36 79 Graeme Lloyd 2000 0.00 DNP
37 79 Mike Fetters 1998 5.37
38 79 Chuck Taylor 1975 3.89 DNP
39 79 Gregg Olson 2000 5.60
40 79 Eddie Fisher 1970 3.52
41 79 Mike Magnante 1998 5.05
42 79 Jerry Dipoto 2001 0.00 DNP
43 79 Cal McLish 1959 4.25
44 79 Elias Sosa 1983 5.10
45 78 Larry Andersen 1986 3.49
46 78 Storm Davis 1995 0.00 DNP
47 78 Sean Lowe 2004 0.00 DNP
48 78 A. J. Sager 1998 7.13
49 78 Mike Henneman 1995 2.32
50 78 Mike Perez 1998 0.00 DNP
51 78 Matt Herges 2003 3.30
52 78 Doug Brocail 2000 4.44
53 78 Reggie Cleveland 1981 5.57
54 78 Monk Dubiel 1951 3.51
55 78 Jeff Tam 2004 0.00 DNP
56 78 Jesus Colome 2011 0.00 DNP
57 78 Donne Wall 2001 5.06
58 78 Shigetoshi Hasegawa 2002 3.33
59 78 Ken Forsch 1980 3.64
60 78 Fred Beene 1976 0.00 DNP
61 77 Mike Fyhrie 2003 0.00 DNP
62 77 Steve Mingori 1977 3.80
63 77 Salomon Torres 2005 3.23
64 77 Murray Wall 1960 0.00 DNP
65 77 Tug McGraw 1978 3.91
66 77 Doug Corbett 1986 4.12
67 77 Danny Graves 2007 0.00 DNP
68 77 John Franco 1994 3.60
69 77 Rick Lysander 1986 0.00 DNP
70 77 Lee Guetterman 1992 7.23
71 77 Aaron Fultz 2007 2.92
72 77 Chuck Crim 1995 0.00 DNP
73 77 Steve Reed 1998 3.25
74 77 Buddy Groom 1999 5.48
75 77 Ron Taylor 1971 3.65
76 77 Dave Righetti 1992 5.51
77 77 Bob Miller 1972 3.31
78 77 Craig Lefferts 1991 4.57
79 77 Jerry Don Gleaton 1991 4.42
80 77 Darren Holmes 1999 3.88
81 77 Eddie Watt 1974 4.93
82 76 Rick Camp 1986 0.00 DNP
83 76 Ron Perranoski 1969 2.41
84 76 Dave Koslo 1953 5.68
85 76 Paul LaPalme 1957 3.57
86 76 Ricky Bones 2002 0.00 DNP
87 76 Joe Sambito 1985 15.19
88 76 Joe Boever 1994 4.43
89 76 Matt Karchner 2000 6.75
90 76 Mike Munoz 1999 4.10
91 76 Dale Murray 1983 5.34
92 76 Lindy McDaniel 1969 3.87
93 76 Ted Power 1988 6.00
94 76 Jay Powell 2005 0.00
95 76 Jamie Easterly 1986 8.66
96 76 Tom Timmermann 1973 5.07
97 76 Jim Perry 1969 2.99
98 76 Marvin Freeman 1996 7.04
99 76 Randy Flores 2009 5.25
100 76 Gary Lavelle 1982 3.01

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Lance Cormier was the equivalent of a low-leverage reliever for the Rays until he was jettisoned and claimed by the Dodgers.
2011 Cormier put together another solid year of middle relief for the Rays, using his cutter to overcome his lack of velocity (he almost never breaks 90 mph) and drawing enough ground balls to weather his anemic strikeout rate and unhealthy K/BB imbalance. Oddly enough, Cormier has shown a reverse platoon split over the past three years, holding lefties to a .243/.340/.346 line but getting chafed by righties at a .295/.345/.441 clip; luckily, he's faced slightly more lefties than righties in that time. In all, his is a dangerous way to make a living, but it's a living nonetheless.
2010 Non-tendered by the Orioles, Cormier moved one stop down the AL East line and did a credible job working primarily as the Rays' long or middle man in low-leverage duty. He was less successful in higher-leverage situational roles later in the year, first because he was still Lance Cormier, and second because his platoon split between righties and lefties was relatively minimal. It wasn't glamorous work, but it was enough for the Rays to re-up Cormier at $1.2 million for 2010, providing him with a rare bit of job security.
2009 Cormier more or less took over Albers' long relief role on the latter's injury, and he was just as surprisingly effective at it. It was a little bit of a surprise that he was non-tendered, but his age and history combine to make him a long shot for continued success. He's been exactly the type of guy the Orioles have made foolish commitments to in the past, so take his departure as a sign that they're learning.
2008 If you're wondering why the Braves signed Tom Glavine, it wasn't for his vivid memories of the Civil War. It was because Carlyle and Cormier combined to make 29 starts last year, posting a combined 5.81 ERA and averaging barely more than five innings per start . . . and that was above average for the back end of the rotation. Mark Redman, Kyle Davies, and Jo-Jo Reyes were all worse. Cormier is a groundball pitcher who somehow allows a homer every five innings. It's no surprise that he was designated for assignment in December.
2007 Even after setting aside his unusually high number of intentional walks, Cormier walked nearly four batters per nine innings, and his strikeout rate dropped. He survived because he`s a severe groundball pitcher and induced 16 double plays in only 73.2 innings, or almost two per per nine (league leader Miguel Batista induced a mere 1.4 GIDP/9). He`s a bad bet to pitch this `well` in the future unless he starts fooling more of the batters more of the time, but he did notch four quality starts in seven at the tail end of the season.
2006 It`s amazing what happens when you post low ERAs in hitter`s parks a few times, despite allowing too many baserunners. Cormier has pretty average stuff, but got promoted in 2004 largely because of a fairly good season between El Paso and Tucson. He doesn`t strike out very many batters, so like every guy who cuts things fine, he needs to keep his walks down in order to have any success. He did just that in the first half in `05 (2.70 ERA), but he wore down after pitching 50 relief innings before the All-Star break, allowing an ugly 34 runs in 29.1 second-half innings. Dealt to Atlanta in the Estrada deal, we`ll see if the post-Mazzone Braves can still work their magic with nondescript relievers.
2005 Couldn't hold it together in the majors, but did OK in the minors, which is a great recipe to spend a lot of your career at Triple-A. Cormier's stuff isn't great, and his performance record isn't one that matches up with a huge career, but he does have a chance to have a long career in long relief if he can keep his control together. Still, he'll want to keep that ERA under 8, or perhaps sign on with Colorado or Texas for maximum career longevity.

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2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)RE: your point above about locking in your best pitcher to the ninth inning. That's why White Sox fans shouldn't get too worked up about Jenks right now. Putz and Thornton are being brought in for the tough situations in the 7th and 8th innings anyway.
(Clint from Chicago)
Exactly right, and exactly the example I like to use. The closer needs to be very good too, so I'm not saying that Lance Cormier should close ahead of Rafael Soriano or anything like that. This wouldn't be as much of an issue if someone brought back the two inning save. (Ken Funck)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the Rays bullpen on opening day? Percy and Bradford put 7.5 MIL on the DL, do you believe that Lance Cormier or Derek Rodriguez will actually make the Rays 25 man roster?
(jlarsen from chicago, il)
I think they have options and you certain could do worse than having guys like Niemann, Hammel, Cormier and Rodriguez pitching long and middle relief. (John Perrotto)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Lance Cormier threw 4,155 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph), Sinker (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph). He also rarely threw a Change (82mph).