Biographical

Portrait of Nelson Figueroa

Nelson Figueroa P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date5-18-1974
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2000 ARI MLB 3 3 15.7 17 5 7 4 .266 106 9.8 2.9 2.3 4.0 59% .250 .287 1.40 6.44 7.47 105 5.35 0.2
2001 PHI MLB 19 13 89.0 95 37 61 8 .253 91 9.6 3.7 0.8 6.2 53% .311 .272 1.48 4.29 3.94 111 5.30 0.5
2002 MIL MLB 30 11 93.0 96 37 51 18 .257 98 9.3 3.6 1.7 4.9 46% .258 .287 1.43 5.62 5.03 118 4.99 0.5
2003 PIT MLB 12 3 35.3 28 13 23 8 .260 106 7.1 3.3 2.0 5.9 46% .200 .246 1.16 5.89 3.31 106 5.28 0.1
2004 PIT MLB 10 3 28.3 32 11 10 4 .260 91 10.2 3.5 1.3 3.2 55% .292 .295 1.52 5.25 5.72 116 6.24 -0.2
2008 NYN MLB 16 6 45.3 48 26 36 3 .255 93 9.5 5.2 0.6 7.1 43% .312 .280 1.63 4.23 4.57 115 5.38 0.1
2009 NYN MLB 16 10 70.3 80 24 59 8 .262 94 10.2 3.1 1.0 7.5 39% .327 .283 1.48 4.26 4.09 103 4.78 0.6
2010 HOU 0 18 10 67.0 64 25 58 9 .253 92 8.6 3.4 1.2 7.8 44% .286 .272 1.33 4.33 3.22 0 0.00 0.0
2010 PHI 0 13 1 26.0 20 9 15 1 .261 93 6.9 3.1 0.3 5.2 45% .241 .227 1.12 3.49 3.46 0 0.00 0.0
2011 HOU MLB 8 5 29.0 45 16 17 3 .255 105 14.0 5.0 0.9 5.3 42% .382 .325 2.10 4.82 8.69 128 8.07 -1.0
2010 TOT MLB 31 11 93.0 84 34 73 10 .255 92 8.1 3.3 1.0 7.1 44% .273 .260 1.27 4.10 3.29 104 4.38 0.8
CareerMLB14565499.052520333766.257969.53.71.26.146%.291.2791.464.764.551115.221.5

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.
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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
1995 KNG Rk 12 12 76.3 57 22 79 3 .000 6.7 2.6 0.4 9.3 0% .000 .000 1.04 3.21 3.07
1996 CMB A 26 25 185.3 119 58 200 10 .000 5.8 2.8 0.5 9.7 0% .000 .000 0.96 2.78 2.04
1997 BIN AA 33 22 143.0 137 68 116 14 .000 8.6 4.3 0.9 7.3 0% .298 .000 1.43 4.27 4.34
1998 BIN AA 21 21 123.7 133 44 116 19 .000 9.7 3.2 1.4 8.4 0% -.630 .000 1.43 4.43 4.66
1998 TUC AAA 7 7 41.3 46 16 29 8 .000 10.0 3.5 1.7 6.3 0% -.704 .000 1.50 5.90 3.70
1999 TUC AAA 24 21 128.0 128 41 106 16 .000 9.0 2.9 1.1 7.5 0% -.687 .000 1.32 4.55 3.94
2000 ARI MLB 3 3 15.7 17 5 7 4 .266 106 9.8 2.9 2.3 4.0 59% .250 .287 1.40 6.44 7.47
2000 SWB AAA 8 8 50.0 50 11 35 9 .000 9.0 2.0 1.6 6.3 0% -.745 .000 1.22 4.73 3.78
2000 TUC AAA 17 16 112.0 101 28 78 9 .000 8.1 2.2 0.7 6.3 0% -.786 .000 1.15 4.03 2.81
2001 PHI MLB 19 13 89.0 95 37 61 8 .253 91 9.6 3.7 0.8 6.2 53% .311 .272 1.48 4.29 3.94
2001 SWB AAA 13 12 87.3 74 18 74 6 .000 7.6 1.9 0.6 7.6 0% -.680 .000 1.05 3.05 2.47
2002 MIL MLB 30 11 93.0 96 37 51 18 .257 98 9.3 3.6 1.7 4.9 46% .258 .287 1.43 5.62 5.03
2002 IND AAA 6 6 39.7 39 13 25 2 .000 8.8 2.9 0.5 5.7 0% .285 .000 1.31 3.47 3.63
2003 PIT MLB 12 3 35.3 28 13 23 8 .260 106 7.1 3.3 2.0 5.9 46% .200 .246 1.16 5.89 3.31
2003 NAS AAA 23 23 151.3 144 37 121 11 .000 8.6 2.2 0.7 7.2 0% .296 .000 1.20 3.53 2.97
2004 PIT MLB 10 3 28.3 32 11 10 4 .260 91 10.2 3.5 1.3 3.2 55% .292 .295 1.52 5.25 5.72
2004 NAS AAA 25 23 152.3 168 36 129 20 .000 9.9 2.1 1.2 7.6 0% .321 .000 1.34 4.31 4.20
2006 NWO AAA 16 11 76.2 76 21 44 12 .256 99 9.0 2.5 1.4 5.2 45% .263 .270 1.27 5.30 4.37
2007 CHH mex 19 19 153.7 163 36 94 13 .000 9.5 2.1 0.8 5.5 0% .302 .000 1.29 4.26 3.86
2007 AGU Wnt 2 2 17.0 13 5 14 0 .000 6.9 2.6 0.0 7.4 0% .277 .000 1.06 2.27 2.12
2007 AGU Wnt 2 2 14.0 11 2 19 0 .000 7.1 1.3 0.0 12.2 0% .355 .000 0.93 0.75 0.64
2007 HER Wnt 5 3 23.0 24 7 21 1 .000 9.4 2.7 0.4 8.2 0% .333 .000 1.35 2.49 4.70
2008 NYN MLB 16 6 45.3 48 26 36 3 .255 93 9.5 5.2 0.6 7.1 43% .312 .280 1.63 4.23 4.57
2008 NWO AAA 20 16 113.7 120 33 97 15 .257 98 9.5 2.6 1.2 7.7 42% .314 .266 1.35 4.48 4.43
2009 NYN MLB 16 10 70.3 80 24 59 8 .262 94 10.2 3.1 1.0 7.5 39% .327 .283 1.48 4.26 4.09
2009 BUF AAA 17 17 112.0 91 24 94 5 .246 106 7.3 1.9 0.4 7.6 39% .275 .197 1.03 2.72 2.25
2010 HOU MLB 18 10 67.0 64 25 58 9 .253 92 8.6 3.4 1.2 7.8 44% .286 .272 1.33 4.33 3.22
2010 PHI MLB 13 1 26.0 20 9 15 1 .261 93 6.9 3.1 0.3 5.2 45% .241 .227 1.12 3.49 3.46
2010 LEH AAA 3 3 19.0 10 3 18 1 .257 93 4.7 1.4 0.5 8.5 41% .188 .152 0.68 2.55 0.95
2011 HOU MLB 8 5 29.0 45 16 17 3 .255 105 14.0 5.0 0.9 5.3 42% .382 .325 2.10 4.82 8.69
2011 IND AAA 3 3 18.0 20 4 14 0 .248 91 10.0 2.0 0.0 7.0 41% .339 .250 1.33 2.51 4.00
2011 OKL AAA 16 15 81.7 113 30 52 14 .266 99 12.5 3.3 1.5 5.7 39% .356 .313 1.75 6.06 6.50
2011 CAG Wnt 3 3 18.0 20 6 15 1 .000 10.0 3.0 0.5 7.5 0% .328 .000 1.44 3.18 2.50
2011 ESC Wnt 1 1 8.0 2 1 6 0 .000 2.2 1.1 0.0 6.8 0% .100 .000 0.38 1.91 0.00
2012 PAW AAA 8 6 43.0 34 12 33 3 .252 96 7.1 2.5 0.6 6.9 38% .252 .218 1.07 3.51 3.77
2012 SWB AAA 17 9 72.7 79 25 36 8 .252 100 9.8 3.1 1.0 4.5 44% .296 .265 1.43 4.84 3.96
2012 ESC Wnt 10 4 30.7 28 3 16 0 .000 8.2 0.9 0.0 4.7 0% .272 .000 1.01 2.65 2.64
2013 RNO AAA 4 4 18.3 31 8 7 7 .265 120 15.2 3.9 3.4 3.4 47% .343 .354 2.13 9.41 12.76
2013 PUR int 2 2 10.0 7 1 3 0 .000 6.3 0.9 0.0 2.7 0% .219 .000 0.80 3.40 1.80

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 793 0.5107 0.4136 0.8110 0.5877 0.2320 0.8529 0.7000 0.1890
2009 1195 0.5289 0.4452 0.8120 0.6108 0.2593 0.8523 0.7055 0.1880
2010 1586 0.5378 0.4533 0.8150 0.6096 0.2715 0.8712 0.6683 0.1850
2011 550 0.5091 0.4236 0.8283 0.6000 0.2407 0.8869 0.6769 0.1717
Career41240.52620.43940.81510.60450.25630.86430.68630.1849

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
2011-08-03 2011-08-24 Minors 21 0 - Back Spasms - -
2010-08-09 2010-08-17 DTD 8 7 General Medical Headache Migraine -
2010-08-07 2010-08-07 DTD 0 0 General Medical Headache Migraine -
2010-04-25 2010-04-28 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-06-16 2006-07-17 FA 31 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2005-04-05 2005-10-05 FA 183 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2004-10-04 -
2004-10-04 2004-10-04 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2004-10-04 -
2004-07-09 2004-07-18 Minors 9 0 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle - -
2002-05-06 2002-05-21 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 ARI $
2012 TOR $
2011 HOU $900,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$900,000
1 yrTotal$900,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 31 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 4/25/13. Signed with Taiwanese club 6/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/19/12 (minor-league contract). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 4/17/12 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees 7/19/12. Signed by Boston as a free agent 7/23/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 12/1/10 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Houston 5/9/11. Released 8/18/11. Signed by Pittsburgh 8/23/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 4/7/10 after being DFA by NY Mets 4/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/3/10 after being DFA by Philadelphia 5/31/10. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/24/10. Claimed by Houston off waivers 7/21/10 after being DFA by Philadelphia 7/15/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed 4/25/09 (minor-league contract). $0.45M salary in majors. Contract purchased 5/14/09. DFA 5/18/09, sent outright to Triple-A 5/20/09. Contract purchased 8/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/6/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Mets 4/2/08. DFA by Mets 4/13/09, sent outright to Triple-A 4/16/08. Contract purchased by Mets 8/27/08

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shawn Greene is a Jewish dude with a Catholic-sounding name, but I doubt he could get me a severed toe by this afternoon. Luke Scott might pull a gun in a bowling alley. Bob Watson might be the only one around here who cares about the rules.
(I think it's Sobchak from Los Angeles)
We've got these and whole bunch of others. John Kruk, Jeff Kent, and a vote for Nelson Figueroa as Donny. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Nelson Figueroa threw 4,382 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Slider (81mph) and Sinker (87mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (75mph).