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Kelvim Escobar PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1507 101 91 59 1310 4.15 23.3
Birth Date4-11-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
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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
1997 TOR 21 27 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 3 2 14 3 0 0 139 28 12 10 1 37 19 17 0 36 2.90 3.08 3.11 8.2 0.8
1998 TOR 22 22 10 79.7 69.0 10.7 7 3 0 2 8 0 342 72 37 33 5 106 35 35 0 72 3.73 3.55 4.00 15.4 1.5
1999 TOR 23 33 30 174.0 168.0 6.0 14 11 0 0 9 3 795 203 118 110 19 312 81 79 10 129 5.69 4.71 5.17 26.7 2.1
2000 TOR 24 43 24 180.0 152.7 27.3 10 15 2 2 10 3 794 186 118 107 26 313 85 82 3 142 5.35 4.99 5.57 9.4 0.6
2001 TOR 25 59 11 126.0 68.0 58.0 6 8 0 1 5 1 517 93 51 49 8 143 52 47 3 121 3.50 3.31 3.74 25.8 2.5
2002 TOR 26 76 0 78.0 0.0 78.0 5 7 38 8 0 0 355 75 39 37 10 118 44 38 5 85 4.27 4.43 4.22 13.8 1.4
2003 TOR 27 41 26 180.3 163.0 17.3 13 9 4 1 16 1 797 189 94 86 15 269 78 75 9 159 4.29 3.86 4.53 28.7 2.6
2004 ANA 28 33 33 208.3 208.3 0.0 11 12 0 0 19 2 878 192 91 91 21 305 76 74 7 191 3.93 3.83 4.21 41.7 4.1
2005 ANA 29 16 7 59.7 40.7 19.0 3 2 1 0 3 0 242 45 21 20 4 77 21 20 2 63 3.02 2.97 3.68 11.2 1.1
2006 ANA 30 30 30 189.3 189.3 0.0 11 14 0 0 20 1 789 192 93 76 17 285 50 48 4 147 3.61 3.66 4.46 30.0 2.8
2007 ANA 31 30 30 195.7 195.7 0.0 18 7 0 0 20 0 812 182 79 74 11 263 66 64 3 160 3.40 3.46 3.88 37.7 3.6
2009 ANA 33 1 1 5.0 5.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 23 4 2 2 0 4 4 4 1 5 3.60 4.14 3.93 1.1 0.1
Career4112021507.01259.7247.3101915917110116483146175569513722326115834713104.153.934.42249.723.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1995 MED Rk 14 14 69.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DUN A+ 18 18 110.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KNX AA 10 10 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TOR MLB 27 0 31.0 3.11 134 .244 .263 .335 .411 .261 .325 95 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
1997 DUN A+ 3 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .457 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KNX AA 5 5 24.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TOR MLB 22 10 79.7 4.00 116 .236 .270 .336 .423 .263 .293 94 15.4 1.5 15.4 1.5
1998 SYR AAA 13 10 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TOR MLB 33 30 174.0 5.17 103 .274 .274 .343 .434 .263 .331 100 28.0 2.6 26.7 2.1
2000 TOR MLB 43 24 180.0 5.57 88 .264 .275 .345 .442 .263 .297 93 9.7 0.9 9.4 0.6
2000 Lar Wnt 9 0 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TOR MLB 59 11 126.0 3.74 122 .213 .263 .329 .419 .261 .255 98 25.8 2.5 25.8 2.5
2001 Lar Wnt 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 76 0 78.0 4.22 116 .256 .266 .332 .429 .266 .308 104 13.8 1.4 13.8 1.4
2003 TOR MLB 41 26 180.3 4.53 111 .252 .271 .334 .435 .265 .325 104 28.6 2.8 28.7 2.6
2004 ANA MLB 33 33 208.3 4.21 119 .240 .272 .340 .437 .263 .293 103 42.0 4.1 41.7 4.1
2005 ANA MLB 16 7 59.7 3.68 119 .233 .265 .326 .426 .261 .270 97 10.7 1.1 11.2 1.1
2005 RCU A+ 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 4 4 14.3 3.20 146 .249 .294 .371 .473 .270 .367 115 7.0 0.6 7.0 0.6
2006 ANA MLB 30 30 189.3 4.46 112 .243 .275 .339 .437 .260 .306 102 31.2 3.0 30.0 2.8
2006 VEN wor 2 1 7.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .158 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ANA MLB 30 30 195.7 3.88 120 .236 .268 .335 .423 .264 .299 99 38.2 3.7 37.7 3.6
2008 RCU A+ 1 1 3.0 1.44 169 .069 .287 .357 .426 .286 .167 97 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2008 ANG Rk 1 1 2.0 2.33 150 .326 .265 .378 .395 .284 .333 95 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2009 ANA MLB 1 1 5.0 3.93 122 .254 .252 .322 .382 .248 .308 105 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2009 RCU A+ 2 2 10.7 2.17 151 .053 .271 .345 .418 .269 .091 96 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2009 SLC AAA 1 1 5.0 6.58 75 .290 .283 .359 .431 .259 .400 113 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 LAR Wnt 6 2 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1995 MED Rk 3 3 0 14 14 69.3 66 33 75 6 0% .000 8.6 4.3 0.8 9.7 1.43 5.71 0.0 0.0
1996 KNX AA 3 4 0 10 10 54.0 61 24 44 7 0% .000 10.2 4.0 1.2 7.3 1.57 5.33 0.0 0.0
1996 DUN A+ 9 5 0 18 18 110.3 101 33 113 5 0% .000 8.2 2.7 0.4 9.2 1.21 2.69 0.0 0.0
1997 TOR MLB 3 2 14 27 0 31.0 28 19 36 1 48% .325 8.1 5.5 0.3 10.5 1.52 2.90 8.2 0.8
1997 KNX AA 2 1 0 5 5 24.3 20 16 31 1 0% .328 7.4 5.9 0.4 11.5 1.48 3.70 0.0 0.0
1997 DUN A+ 0 1 0 3 2 12.0 16 3 16 0 0% .457 12.0 2.2 0.0 12.0 1.58 3.75 0.0 0.0
1998 TOR MLB 7 3 0 22 10 79.7 72 35 72 5 38% .293 8.1 4.0 0.6 8.1 1.34 3.73 15.4 1.5
1998 SYR AAA 2 2 1 13 10 59.7 51 24 64 7 0% .000 7.7 3.6 1.1 9.6 1.26 3.77 0.0 0.0
1999 TOR MLB 14 11 0 33 30 174.0 203 81 129 19 42% .331 10.5 4.2 1.0 6.7 1.63 5.69 26.7 2.1
2000 TOR MLB 10 15 2 43 24 180.0 186 85 142 26 48% .297 9.3 4.2 1.3 7.1 1.51 5.35 9.4 0.6
2000 Lar Wnt 1 0 4 9 0 8.3 7 1 10 1 0% .000 7.6 1.1 1.1 10.8 0.96 1.08 0.0 0.0
2001 TOR MLB 6 8 0 59 11 126.0 93 52 121 8 52% .255 6.6 3.7 0.6 8.6 1.15 3.50 25.8 2.5
2001 Lar Wnt 1 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 1 2 0 0% .000 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 1.50 9.00 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 5 7 38 76 0 78.0 75 44 85 10 48% .308 8.7 5.1 1.2 9.8 1.53 4.27 13.8 1.4
2003 TOR MLB 13 9 4 41 26 180.3 189 78 159 15 49% .325 9.4 3.9 0.7 7.9 1.48 4.29 28.7 2.6
2004 ANA MLB 11 12 0 33 33 208.3 192 76 191 21 44% .293 8.3 3.3 0.9 8.3 1.29 3.93 41.7 4.1
2005 ANA MLB 3 2 1 16 7 59.7 45 21 63 4 47% .270 6.8 3.2 0.6 9.5 1.11 3.02 11.2 1.1
2005 SLC AAA 1 0 0 4 4 14.3 14 8 22 2 38% .367 8.8 5.0 1.3 13.8 1.54 2.52 7.0 0.6
2005 RCU A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 1 2 7 0 0% -.111 3.0 6.0 0.0 21.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 VEN wor 1 1 0 2 1 7.2 3 5 5 0 0% .158 3.8 6.2 0.0 6.2 1.11 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 ANA MLB 11 14 0 30 30 189.3 192 50 147 17 47% .306 9.1 2.4 0.8 7.0 1.28 3.61 30.0 2.8
2007 ANA MLB 18 7 0 30 30 195.7 182 66 160 11 44% .299 8.4 3.0 0.5 7.4 1.27 3.40 37.7 3.6
2008 RCU A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 1 0 4 0 33% .167 3.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.33 0.00 1.5 0.2
2008 ANG Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 2 0 2 0 33% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 4.50 0.9 0.1
2009 SLC AAA 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 8 2 1 0 50% .400 14.4 3.6 0.0 1.8 2.00 7.20 -0.1 -0.0
2009 RCU A+ 0 0 0 2 2 10.7 2 1 12 0 59% .091 1.7 0.8 0.0 10.1 0.28 0.00 3.7 0.4
2009 ANA MLB 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 4 4 5 0 54% .308 7.2 7.2 0.0 9.0 1.60 3.60 1.1 0.1
2012 LAR Wnt 0 0 1 6 2 11.0 9 9 8 0 0% .290 7.4 7.4 0.0 6.5 1.64 1.64 0.0 0.0

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
2009 92 0.5326 0.4348 0.6750 0.6531 0.1860 0.6875 0.6250 0.3250
Career920.53260.43480.6750.65310.1860.68750.6250.325

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-04 2013-03-10 Camp 6 0 Right Hand Nerve Injury Impingement - -
2010-03-26 2010-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Anterior Capsule 2010-05-05
2010-02-15 2010-03-26 Camp 39 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-06-07 2009-10-26 60-DL 141 108 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-07-29
2009-04-04 2009-06-06 60-DL 63 53 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-07-29
2009-02-21 2009-02-24 Camp 3 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-03-21 2008-10-07 60-DL 200 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-07-29
2008-02-06 2008-03-21 Camp 44 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-09-18 2007-09-29 DTD 11 10 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2007-04-09 2007-04-24 15-DL 15 12 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-03-24 2007-03-31 Camp 7 0 Low Back Strain -
2006-09-14 2006-09-14 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2006-07-07 2006-07-22 15-DL 15 11 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2005-06-09 2005-09-06 60-DL 89 77 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2005-06-29
2005-05-12 2005-05-28 15-DL 16 14 Right Elbow Bone Spur -
2005-03-31 2005-04-24 15-DL 24 18 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2005-02-20 2005-03-06 Camp 14 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2004-08-17 2004-08-17 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Blister -
2004-04-25 2004-05-05 DTD 10 9 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Fingernail -
2003-06-24 2003-06-24 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Fingernail -
1999-12-07 1999-12-07 WIN 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1999-09-12 1999-09-12 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Tear Split Fingernail - -
1998-04-16 1998-05-06 15-DL 20 18 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1997-04-05 1997-06-28 Minors 84 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Chips 1997-03-18 -
1997-03-18 1997-04-01 Camp 14 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1997-03-18 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIL $
2010 NYN $1,250,000
2009 ANA $10,000,000
2008 ANA $9,500,000
2007 ANA $9,000,000
2006 ANA $6,500,000
2005 ANA $6,000,000
2004 ANA $5,500,000
2003 TOR $3,900,000
2002 TOR $2,300,000
2001 TOR $1,500,000
2000 TOR $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$55,950,000
11 yrTotal$55,950,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 40 dPeter Greenberg1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/10/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 3/10/13.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/27/09. $0.125M bonus for making Opening Day roster. Performance bonuses: $2M for games pitched, $1M for GF.
  • 3 years/$28.5M (2007-09). Signed extension with Angels 5/06. $1.5M signing bonus. 07:$8.5M, 08:$9M, 09:$9.5M.
  • 3 years/$18.75M (2004-06). Signed as a free agent 11/03. $0.75M signing bonus. 04:$5.5M, 05:$6M, 06:$6.5M.
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3.5M).
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2002). Re-signed 1/02 (avoided arbitration). Also may earn performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2001)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kelvim Escobar a cheap pen option for some team next year?
(Dr. Kiko Calero from South Beach)
I would offer him a low-money contract to see if he was interested, probably incentive laden. He was still throwing hard in the few innings he managed this year, so why not? (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Was Billy Beane mistaken in trying to punt this year? I never thought the '08 Angels looked unbeatable, and that was before the rotation started springing leaks. Is he going to be kicking himself when the Angels crawl across the finish line with a 90-win effort and the A's finish right behind with 88 wins or so?
(Daniel from SF)
I don't think Beane believes he punted, at least not in 1998 Marlins kind of way. The A's could have enough pitching and random bats to finish in range of .500, although further deals involving Blanton and Harden would change that assessment.

The Angels obviously look much different now that Kelvim Escobar is probably out for the year. It's almost impossible to replace 180 innings of 3.40 ERA ball at this point. However, that's not the kind of thing you can predict, and when you consider that the A's are still trying to have a great core in place when they go to the new park, I suspect he would have made the same moves. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, how do you approach players like Gallardo, Lidge, or Kelvim Escobar, who all have seemingly minor health issues before the season has even started? Is it a mistake to draft a player who is starting the season on the DL?
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
I'm cautious, though not overly so unless they have a history of injuries. I've drafted players who I know are starting on the DL if they are already listed as so, and then I just put them on my DL slot. That of course depends on how severe their injury is and if I have the depth to make up for playing a man short for awhile. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Franklin Morales splitting time this season between the Rockies and the minors in light of their recent pitcher signings? What is his best comparable at this point in his development?
(Rob from Newton, NJ)
He was rushed last season, getting by on talent about half the time, and not so much the other half. Start him back at Double-A, then move him up, and if he succeeds all year, slot him into the rotation in August.

The only defense of the Wells/Redman signings is that it allows then to execute that kind of plan with Morales.

Comp? Hmmmm...Arthur Rhodes? I'm probably getting too caught up in his lefthandedness. He also reminds me a little of Kelvim Escobar, if that helps. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kelvim Escobar threw 2,645 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Splitter (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph) and Change (86mph).