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Portrait of Chad Durbin

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.3 4.56 1.35 31 2 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date12-3-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age38 years, 7 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12012
-0.12013
2014
2015
-0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1999 KCA MLB 1 0 2.3 1 1 3 0 .258 98 3.9 3.9 0.0 11.6 0% .200 .145 0.86 1.92 0.00 105 5.10 0.0
2000 KCA MLB 16 16 72.3 91 43 37 14 .267 101 11.3 5.4 1.7 4.6 45% .302 .294 1.85 6.50 8.21 128 7.70 -1.0
2001 KCA MLB 29 29 179.0 201 58 95 26 .263 104 10.1 2.9 1.3 4.8 48% .299 .271 1.45 5.08 4.93 116 6.10 -0.5
2002 KCA MLB 2 2 8.3 13 4 5 3 .279 107 14.0 4.3 3.2 5.4 40% .333 .339 2.04 8.34 11.88 116 6.71 -0.1
2003 CLE MLB 3 1 8.7 18 3 8 2 .267 98 18.7 3.1 2.1 8.3 44% .500 .399 2.42 5.29 7.27 99 4.95 0.1
2004 ARI 0 7 0 9.3 9 11 10 1 .265 98 8.7 10.6 1.0 9.6 30% .276 .319 2.14 6.06 8.68 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CLE 0 17 8 51.3 63 24 38 10 .252 104 11.0 4.2 1.8 6.7 37% .325 .298 1.69 5.84 6.66 0 0.00 0.0
2006 DET MLB 3 0 6.0 6 0 3 1 .255 110 9.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 38% .250 .207 1.00 4.36 1.50 104 4.88 0.1
2007 DET MLB 36 19 127.7 133 49 66 21 .261 102 9.4 3.5 1.5 4.7 46% .269 .267 1.43 5.75 4.72 117 5.81 -0.2
2008 PHI MLB 71 0 87.7 81 35 63 5 .265 98 8.3 3.6 0.5 6.5 48% .296 .235 1.32 3.74 2.87 102 5.09 0.3
2009 PHI MLB 59 0 69.7 56 47 62 8 .260 97 7.2 6.1 1.0 8.0 40% .253 .263 1.48 5.09 4.39 118 5.85 -0.5
2010 PHI MLB 64 0 68.7 63 27 63 7 .271 93 8.3 3.5 0.9 8.3 45% .296 .268 1.31 3.99 3.80 95 3.85 0.8
2011 CLE MLB 56 0 68.3 86 26 59 12 .261 103 11.3 3.4 1.6 7.8 41% .339 .314 1.64 4.89 5.53 102 4.62 0.1
2012 ATL MLB 76 0 61.0 52 28 49 9 .259 100 7.7 4.1 1.3 7.2 48% .251 .255 1.31 4.82 3.10 114 4.94 -0.1
2013 PHI MLB 16 0 16.0 25 9 16 4 .248 106 14.1 5.1 2.2 9.0 46% .404 .357 2.12 5.96 9.00 110 5.01 -0.1
2004 TOT MLB 24 8 60.7 72 35 48 11 .254 103 10.7 5.2 1.6 7.1 36% .318 .302 1.76 5.88 6.97 120 6.94 -0.8
CareerMLB45675836.3898365577123.2621019.73.91.36.244%.296.2771.515.145.031135.70-2.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1997 LNS A 26 26 144.7 157 53 116 15 .000 9.8 3.3 0.9 7.2 0% .318 .000 1.45 4.53 4.79
1998 WIL A+ 26 26 147.7 126 59 162 10 .000 7.7 3.6 0.6 9.9 0% -.496 .000 1.25 3.27 2.92
1999 KCA MLB 1 0 2.3 1 1 3 0 .258 98 3.9 3.9 0.0 11.6 0% .200 .145 0.86 1.92 0.00
1999 WIC AA 28 27 157.0 154 49 122 20 .000 8.8 2.8 1.1 7.0 0% -.698 .000 1.29 4.45 4.64
2000 KCA MLB 16 16 72.3 91 43 37 14 .267 101 11.3 5.4 1.7 4.6 45% .302 .294 1.85 6.50 8.21
2000 OMA AAA 12 12 72.7 75 22 53 10 .000 9.3 2.7 1.2 6.6 0% -.765 .000 1.33 4.82 4.46
2001 KCA MLB 29 29 179.0 201 58 95 26 .263 104 10.1 2.9 1.3 4.8 48% .299 .271 1.45 5.08 4.93
2001 OMA AAA 5 5 27.0 22 6 35 4 .000 7.3 2.0 1.3 11.7 0% -.400 .000 1.04 3.54 3.33
2002 KCA MLB 2 2 8.3 13 4 5 3 .279 107 14.0 4.3 3.2 5.4 40% .333 .339 2.04 8.34 11.88
2002 WIC AA 3 1 5.3 5 4 6 1 .000 8.5 6.8 1.7 10.2 0% .267 .000 1.70 5.52 5.09
2002 OMA AAA 1 1 1.7 4 0 2 0 .000 21.2 0.0 0.0 10.6 0% .571 .000 2.35 1.09 10.59
2003 CLE MLB 3 1 8.7 18 3 8 2 .267 98 18.7 3.1 2.1 8.3 44% .500 .399 2.42 5.29 7.27
2003 MHV A- 2 2 12.0 9 3 8 1 .000 6.8 2.2 0.8 6.0 0% .250 .000 1.00 4.25 2.25
2003 AKR AA 3 3 12.0 7 1 11 1 .000 5.2 0.8 0.8 8.2 0% .194 .000 0.67 3.27 1.50
2003 BUF AAA 10 10 58.7 51 16 64 9 .000 7.8 2.5 1.4 9.8 0% .286 .000 1.14 4.17 4.60
2004 ARI MLB 7 0 9.3 9 11 10 1 .265 98 8.7 10.6 1.0 9.6 30% .276 .319 2.14 6.06 8.68
2004 CLE MLB 17 8 51.3 63 24 38 10 .252 104 11.0 4.2 1.8 6.7 37% .325 .298 1.69 5.84 6.66
2004 BUF AAA 9 9 52.0 55 16 40 7 .000 9.5 2.8 1.2 6.9 0% .304 .000 1.37 4.39 3.46
2005 NWO AAA 26 20 115.3 121 48 99 24 .274 35 9.4 3.7 1.9 7.7 44% .295 .272 1.47 5.91 5.78
2006 DET MLB 3 0 6.0 6 0 3 1 .255 110 9.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 38% .250 .207 1.00 4.36 1.50
2006 TOL AAA 28 28 185.0 169 46 149 17 .258 94 8.2 2.2 0.8 7.2 42% .278 .253 1.16 3.60 3.11
2007 DET MLB 36 19 127.7 133 49 66 21 .261 102 9.4 3.5 1.5 4.7 46% .269 .267 1.43 5.75 4.72
2008 PHI MLB 71 0 87.7 81 35 63 5 .265 98 8.3 3.6 0.5 6.5 48% .296 .235 1.32 3.74 2.87
2009 PHI MLB 59 0 69.7 56 47 62 8 .260 97 7.2 6.1 1.0 8.0 40% .253 .263 1.48 5.09 4.39
2009 CLR A+ 2 1 3.0 3 1 4 0 .251 110 9.0 3.0 0.0 12.0 75% .375 .238 1.33 1.54 0.00
2009 LEH AAA 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 .259 101 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .500 .217 1.00 1.15 0.00
2010 PHI MLB 64 0 68.7 63 27 63 7 .271 93 8.3 3.5 0.9 8.3 45% .296 .268 1.31 3.99 3.80
2010 CLR A+ 2 0 3.0 0 0 3 0 .260 93 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 -.010 0.00 1.44 0.00
2011 CLE MLB 56 0 68.3 86 26 59 12 .261 103 11.3 3.4 1.6 7.8 41% .339 .314 1.64 4.89 5.53
2012 ATL MLB 76 0 61.0 52 28 49 9 .259 100 7.7 4.1 1.3 7.2 48% .251 .255 1.31 4.82 3.10
2013 PHI MLB 16 0 16.0 25 9 16 4 .248 106 14.1 5.1 2.2 9.0 46% .404 .357 2.12 5.96 9.00

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 1364 0.4853 0.4252 0.8052 0.5937 0.2664 0.8550 0.7005 0.1948
2009 1242 0.4541 0.4010 0.7811 0.5691 0.2611 0.8162 0.7175 0.2189
2010 1205 0.4498 0.4232 0.7902 0.5904 0.2866 0.8625 0.6684 0.2098
2011 1211 0.4955 0.4624 0.7982 0.6250 0.3028 0.8747 0.6432 0.2018
2012 983 0.4446 0.4110 0.8045 0.6316 0.2344 0.8406 0.7266 0.1955
2013 328 0.4451 0.4909 0.7640 0.7534 0.2802 0.8273 0.6275 0.2360
Career63330.4660.42840.7940.60840.27190.84890.6870.206

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-24 2010-07-15 15-DL 21 18 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-07-23 2009-08-10 15-DL 18 17 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2009-03-02 2009-03-11 Camp 9 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $
2013 PHI $850,000
2012 ATL $900,000
2011 CLE $800,000
2010 PHI $2,125,000
2009 PHI $1,635,000
2008 PHI $900,000
2007 DET $385,000
2004 CLE $315,000
2002 KCA $275,000
2000 KCA $203,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$8,388,000
10 yrTotal$8,388,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 164 dABC Sports1 year/$1.1M (2013), 2014 option

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/28/13. 13:$0.85M, 14:$1.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 55, 60, 65, 70 games. $50,000 each for 70, 75, 80 innings. Award bonuses. Released by Philadelphia 5/31/13. Retired 11/25/13.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2012). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/1/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 4/2/12. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 4/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/26/11. $1M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$2.125M (2010). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.635M (2009). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/21/09 (avoided arbitration, $1.95M-$1.35M).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2008). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/20/07
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2007). Re-signed by Detroit 3/07. Non-tendered by Detroit 12/12/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 9/06
  • 1 year (2005). Signed by Washington 12/04 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.315M (2004). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/04. DFA 5/04, contract purchased 7/04. Claimed off waivers by Arizona after being DFA 8/04. Signed as a free agent 9/04 (minor-league contract). Sent outright to AAA 10/04
  • 1 year (2003). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent (minor-league contract) 2/03
  • 1 year/$0.275M (2002). Signed by Kansas City 2/02 (split contract). Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/02
  • Drafted 1996 (3-79)

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/30/2016 10:44 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 30% 14% 14% 56%

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
15.15.85.9out of baseball0.5out of baseball27.3

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201515.15.85.9out of baseball0.5out of baseball27.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Scott Service 2005 0.00 DNP
2 89 Chi-Chi Olivo 1966 4.84
3 88 Roy Face 1966 3.12
4 84 Joe Hoerner 1975 2.57 DNP
5 84 Darren Holmes 2004 0.00 DNP
6 83 Greg Swindell 2003 0.00 DNP
7 83 Kent Mercker 2006 4.76
8 83 Cal Eldred 2006 0.00 DNP
9 82 Dick Tidrow 1985 0.00 DNP
10 81 Bob McClure 1990 6.43
11 81 Jamie Walker 2010 0.00 DNP
12 81 Jeff Montgomery 2000 0.00 DNP
13 80 Ray Moore 1964 0.00 DNP
14 80 Bob Patterson 1997 3.49
15 79 Todd Worrell 1998 0.00 DNP
16 79 Johnny Klippstein 1966 3.60
17 79 Doug Bair 1988 4.05
18 79 Tom Burgmeier 1982 2.81
19 78 Bob Veale 1974 5.54
20 78 Jesse Orosco 1995 3.44
21 78 Hisanori Takahashi 2013 6.00
22 78 Jeff Brantley 2002 0.00 DNP
23 78 Eddie Guardado 2009 4.93
24 77 Steve Bedrosian 1996 0.00 DNP
25 77 Bud Byerly 1959 2.08
26 77 Dennis Cook 2001 4.73
27 77 Rick White 2007 8.05
28 77 Mike Bielecki 1998 0.00 DNP
29 77 Joe Borowski 2009 0.00 DNP
30 77 Russ Springer 2007 2.45
31 77 Harvey Haddix 1964 2.61
32 77 Johnny Sain 1956 0.00 DNP
33 76 Bill Henry 1966 2.91
34 76 Diego Segui 1976 0.00 DNP
35 76 Tim Byrdak 2012 4.40
36 76 John Hiller 1981 0.00 DNP
37 75 Lindy McDaniel 1974 4.30
38 75 Tom Martin 2008 0.00 DNP
39 75 Bruce Chen 2015 12.79
40 75 Steve Hamilton 1973 0.00 DNP
41 74 A.J. Burnett 2015 3.51
42 74 Doug Brocail 2005 6.01
43 74 Ryan Dempster 2015 0.00 DNP
44 74 Guillermo Mota 2012 5.66
45 74 Matt Whiteside 2006 0.00 DNP
46 74 Turk Lown 1962 3.36 DNP
47 74 Woodie Fryman 1978 4.55
48 73 Giovanni Carrara 2006 4.55
49 73 Billy Taylor 2000 8.56
50 73 Barney Schultz 1965 4.68
51 73 Eddie Fisher 1975 0.00 DNP
52 73 Darren Oliver 2009 2.71
53 73 Steve Ridzik 1967 0.00 DNP
54 72 Tony Fossas 1996 3.83
55 72 Mark Hendrickson 2012 0.00 DNP
56 72 Jeff Reardon 1994 8.38
57 72 Dick Hall 1969 1.92
58 72 Floyd Bannister 1993 0.00 DNP
59 72 Shawn Camp 2014 5.40
60 72 Sam Jones 1964 2.61
61 72 Tom Ferrick 1953 0.00 DNP
62 72 Rick Honeycutt 1992 4.38
63 72 Tug McGraw 1983 3.88
64 72 Harry Brecheen 1953 4.03
65 71 Mickey Lolich 1979 6.02
66 71 Stan Bahnsen 1983 0.00 DNP
67 71 Rudy Seanez 2007 3.91
68 71 Mark Guthrie 2004 0.00 DNP
69 71 Mike Fetters 2003 0.00
70 71 Lee Smith 1996 3.90
71 71 Aurelio Lopez 1987 5.21
72 71 Joe Nuxhall 1967 0.00 DNP
73 71 Chan Ho Park 2011 0.00 DNP
74 71 Ryan Franklin 2011 8.78
75 71 Mike Garcia 1962 0.00 DNP
76 71 Scott Eyre 2010 0.00 DNP
77 70 Steve Renko 1983 4.67
78 70 Ted Power 1993 5.56
79 70 Brett Tomko 2011 4.58
80 70 Brian Moehler 2010 5.24
81 70 Jose Mesa 2004 3.38
82 70 Dan Plesac 2000 4.72
83 70 Kevin Tapani 2002 0.00 DNP
84 70 John Burkett 2003 5.30
85 70 Freddy Garcia 2015 0.00 DNP
86 69 Mike Maddux 2000 6.59
87 69 Frank Tanana 1992 4.92
88 69 Bill Krueger 1996 0.00 DNP
89 69 Dixie Howell 1958 0.00
90 69 Ron Guidry 1989 0.00 DNP
91 69 Sonny Siebert 1975 4.31 DNP
92 69 Trever Miller 2011 3.38
93 69 Don McMahon 1968 1.98
94 69 Pete Walker 2007 0.00 DNP
95 69 Marty Pattin 1981 0.00 DNP
96 69 Rich Rodriguez 2001 5.77
97 68 Rick Aguilera 2000 5.48
98 68 Jerry Koosman 1981 4.38
99 68 Sid Hudson 1953 3.75
100 68 Jim Bunning 1970 4.56

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Phillies signed an aged reliever and it didn't work out. In 2010 and '11, it was Danys Baez; in 2012, it was Chad Qualls; and in 2013, it was Chad Durbin. Durbin made it through May before he got the boot, posting a flat 9.00 ERA in 16 innings. In such a short amount of time, he walked nine and allowed four home runs, the culprits for his downfall. He retired in November.
2013 There was reason to expect little from Durbin when the Braves signed him. Not only was he coming off a poor season with Cleveland but the Nationals then released him before the season started. Nonetheless, Durbin provided value. He held right-handers in check while ducking left-handers as often as he could. The bounce-back should give Durbin enough credibility to land another middle-relief job on a big-league deal.
2012 While he was a bit unlucky on balls in play, this 12-year veteran was only relied upon in low leverage situations for Cleveland in 2011. Since scrapping his slider after the 2008 season and developing his cut fastball, he has become a more-than-capable mop-up man. Despite a fastball that sits at a mere 90 mph, he's capable of generating strikeouts thanks to an above-average curve and that cutter. He also mixes in a change to give hitters a different look.
2011 If you ever want to make a persuasive argument that the freely available starters of today can become the useful bullpen stalwarts of tomorrow, you’d be wise to have Chad Durbin’s story handy. The Phillies signed and stuck him in the bullpen after he washed out of the Tigers rotation and was non-tendered by Detroit. Much of Durbin's subsequent success has come from his ability to strand runners and his improved strikeout rates, and his two-seam fastball has enough movement to keep hitters off-balance.
2010 Is a 4.96 FRA from a reliever on the wrong side of 30 years old really worth a contract that will inevitably fall in the $2.5-3 million range? That isn't exactly the question the Phillies' brass will be asking themselves throughout 2010, but having decided to tender Durbin and not Condrey, they should. Durbin's 5.8 unintentional walks per nine in unacceptably bad, and while he caught lightning in a bottle in '08, he's a standard example of getting overly fond of middling middlemen. For a team potentially strapped for cash after exponential increases in payroll, doling out this kind of money for someone like Durbin may not rise to level of criminal waste; it's more like petty payroll indifference, which adds up when you're throwing seven figures at basically every reserve.
2009 It would be easy to throw the term "utility pitcher" at Durbin, but clearly some people are more useful to some teams than others, and while they mooted the idea, they never did need to have Durbin start, and once he made himself indispensable in the pen, it was increasingly out of the question. The Phillies needed who could handle different-lenght outings, and in the course of delivering a career year, he also gave them 33 multi-inning appearances. Not a classic ground-ball guy by any stretch, you can credit him with good situational pitching by finishing third among NL relievers in his percentage of double plays induced in DP situations (behind the Dodgers' Cory Wade and the Snakes' Chad Qualls). Like expecting him to repeat last season's success, counting on that might be a bit much.
2008 Move along, nothing to see here. Forced into the rotation by Kenny Rogers' injuries, Durbin held his spot for much of the first half thanks to the Tigers' defense and nothing else. From May 1 through June 19, he had an ERA of 3.49 despite walking 24 and striking out 23. He's entirely a product of good fortune on balls in play and not likely to ever throw 127 innings in a major league season again. Non-tendered in December, Durbin will be looking for some human vacuum cleaners to pitch in front of.
2007 Chad Durbin made 45 starts in the major leagues before his 24th birthday, but was largely forgotten about after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery in 2002. He`s made a full recovery. Unfortunately, 100 percent of Chad Durbin is still Chad Durbin.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)My saber oriented Philly friend is howling at Rueben Amaro's off-season moves: Mike Young, Delmon Young, John Lannan, Chad Durbin, and the artist formely known as Yuniesky. In your humble opinion, are the Phillies actually moving forward, slamming on the accelator while in reverse, or simply stuck in neutral?
(Paul from DC)
They're not moving forward, far from it. They're not slamming on the accelerator either. I think they're trying to push it out of a ditch, if I had to pick any one automotive analogy. This is what happens when you extend Ryan Howard so far before free agency and only notice the skills you want to notice. Of the moves mentioned, the Lannan move bothers me the least. Or the Yuni NRI just because it's an NRI. (Zachary Levine)
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)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the Phillies to do for a closer?
(ted from media,pa)
Let's ask the bigger question: what are the Phillies to do for a bullpen? The focus on Brad Lidge in the ninth--and he looked terrible last night, seemingly unaware of where his slider would go and unwilling to use the fastball--has hidden the issue that there aren't very many good pitchers in that pen. Madson is a good pitcher, but then...Chad Durbin? Really? Will they get Eyre or Romero back, and if not, is Sergio Escalona now a key guy? I'm not sure the Phillies can get to four good relievers, and that's assuming Pedro Martinez slides into a multi-inning role. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Chad Durbin, Phillies' bullpen stabilizer. Who woulda thunk it?
(John Perrotto)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Overheard from one Joe Sheehan: if the answer is Chad Durbin, you've asked the wrong question.

Manny's inability to take the HBP or sell the foul off the foot norwithstanding. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneYou really don't want Chad Durbin with the bases loaded. Despite the platoon, you'd rather a good lefty like Happ pitch to Manny than a bad righty like Durbin. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneEthier works the leadoff walk against Happ, who was brought in for the express purpose of facing him. And we're onto Chad Durbin, the creamy nougat center of the Philly bullpen. (Jay Jaffe)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Chad Durbin threw 7,530 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph), Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Change (83mph).