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Portrait of Kason Gabbard

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 163 9 7 0 103 4.53 -0.1
Birth Date4-8-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2006 BOS 24 7 4 25.7 20.3 5.3 1 3 0 0 1 0 111 24 11 10 0 29 16 16 0 15 3.51 3.89 4.73 3.2 0.3
2007 BOS 25 7 7 41.0 41.0 0.0 4 0 0 0 3 0 165 28 17 17 3 44 18 18 4 29 3.73 4.46 6.39 0.1 0.0
2007 TEX 25 8 8 40.3 40.3 0.0 2 1 0 0 3 0 179 40 25 25 5 64 23 22 3 26 5.58 5.57 6.93 -2.8 -0.3
2008 TEX 26 12 12 56.0 56.0 0.0 2 3 0 0 2 0 263 64 36 30 5 90 39 35 1 33 4.82 5.29 6.59 -1.2 -0.1
Career3431163.0157.75.3970090718156898213227969181034.534.936.33-0.7-0.1

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
2002 AUG A 7 7 38.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ 2 2 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .481 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 10 7 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 14 14 53.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 sgu Wnt 5 2 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 27 25 132.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.674 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 7 4 25.7 4.73 107 .240 .277 .338 .431 .258 .300 103 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2006 PME AA 13 13 73.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 9 8 51.1 6.29 50 .271 .269 .338 .414 .268 .312 97 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
2007 BOS MLB 7 7 41.0 6.39 73 .213 .271 .332 .424 .261 .225 103 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 TEX MLB 8 8 40.3 6.93 56 .270 .267 .337 .424 .267 .287 98 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2007 PAW AAA 14 14 75.0 5.90 53 .244 .265 .339 .408 .265 .253 83 -6.7 -0.6 -6.7 -0.6
2008 TEX MLB 12 12 56.0 6.59 69 .270 .265 .333 .417 .262 .319 106 -1.7 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1
2008 FRI AA 1 1 4.0 3.01 123 .151 .288 .368 .440 .300 .143 84 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2008 OKL AAA 2 2 12.7 5.62 83 .297 .257 .332 .408 .254 .375 96 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 LOW A- 5 5 21.3 5.04 87 .253 .258 .334 .373 .266 .322 102 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 PME AA 5 5 13.0 10.70 -56 .446 .263 .341 .388 .270 .490 95 -6.8 -0.7 -6.8 -0.7
2009 OKL AAA 5 0 6.0 7.60 12 .408 .275 .341 .420 .285 .385 83 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2010 PAW AAA 11 1 14.3 5.68 59 .332 .262 .337 .416 .260 .319 87 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4

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 AUG A 0 4 0 7 7 38.0 31 7 31 0 0% .282 7.3 1.7 0.0 7.3 1.00 1.89 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ 0 1 0 2 2 7.0 13 3 4 0 0% .481 16.7 3.9 0.0 5.1 2.29 10.29 0.0 0.0
2004 sgu Wnt 1 1 0 5 2 11.3 14 6 8 1 0% .000 11.2 4.8 0.8 6.4 1.77 3.19 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 3 6 0 14 14 53.0 61 26 35 5 0% .311 10.4 4.4 0.8 5.9 1.64 5.77 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 3 2 1 10 7 43.3 43 16 30 2 0% .293 8.9 3.3 0.4 6.2 1.36 2.70 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 9 11 0 27 25 132.7 128 65 96 10 0% -.674 8.7 4.4 0.7 6.5 1.45 4.61 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 1 7 0 9 8 51.1 51 26 48 8 64% .312 9.0 4.6 1.4 8.5 1.51 5.28 -4.8 -0.5
2006 PME AA 9 2 0 13 13 73.1 51 25 68 4 0% .241 6.3 3.1 0.5 8.4 1.04 2.59 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 1 3 0 7 4 25.7 24 16 15 0 61% .300 8.4 5.6 0.0 5.3 1.56 3.51 3.2 0.3
2007 BOS MLB 4 0 0 7 7 41.0 28 18 29 3 54% .225 6.1 4.0 0.7 6.4 1.12 3.73 0.1 0.0
2007 PAW AAA 7 2 0 14 14 75.0 66 25 64 10 60% .253 7.9 3.0 1.2 7.7 1.21 3.24 -6.7 -0.6
2007 TEX MLB 2 1 0 8 8 40.3 40 23 26 5 57% .287 8.9 5.1 1.1 5.8 1.56 5.58 -2.8 -0.3
2008 OKL AAA 0 1 0 2 2 12.7 17 4 12 2 55% .375 12.0 2.8 1.4 8.5 1.65 4.96 0.4 0.0
2008 TEX MLB 2 3 0 12 12 56.0 64 39 33 5 64% .319 10.3 6.3 0.8 5.3 1.84 4.82 -1.2 -0.1
2008 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 1 3 6 0 57% .143 2.2 6.8 0.0 13.5 1.00 2.25 0.9 0.1
2009 PME AA 0 4 0 5 5 13.0 26 28 12 2 49% .490 18.0 19.4 1.4 8.3 4.15 20.77 -6.8 -0.7
2009 LOW A- 2 1 0 5 5 21.3 19 15 15 0 51% .322 8.0 6.3 0.0 6.3 1.60 2.54 0.4 0.0
2009 OKL AAA 0 1 0 5 0 6.0 10 11 3 0 65% .385 15.0 16.5 0.0 4.5 3.50 10.50 -2.2 -0.2
2010 PAW AAA 0 2 0 11 1 14.3 17 15 10 2 49% .319 10.7 9.4 1.3 6.3 2.24 5.66 -4.2 -0.4

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 999 0.4705 0.3794 0.8127 0.5064 0.2665 0.8697 0.7163 0.1847
Career9990.47050.37940.81270.50640.26650.86970.71630.1847

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-20 2009-09-08 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-07-01 2009-08-11 Minors 41 0 Elbow Soreness -
2008-06-28 2008-09-29 60-DL 93 81 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2008-07-08
2008-04-22 2008-05-08 15-DL 16 15 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 BOS $407,640
2008 TEX $396,380
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$804,020
2 yrTotal$804,020

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 138 d1 yr (10)

Details
  • re-signed 12/7/09 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from TX 4/23/09 sent outright to Triple-A 3/31/09 optioned to Triple-A 3/15/09 re-signed 2/20/09, 1 year/$0.40764M (09)
  • recalled 6/15/08 optioned to Triple-A 5/30/08 re-signed 2/15/08, 1 year/$0.39638M (08)
  • acquired in trade from BOS 7/31/07
  • recalled 6/26/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/20/07
  • recalled 5/20/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/06 recalled 8/06 optioned to Triple-A 7/06 contract purchased 7/06 00 29-872

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
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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
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Traded to Texas in the ill-fated Eric Gagné deal, oft-injured Kason Gabbard was bought back by the Sox in April, only to land back on the DL.
2009 Gabbard spent a good chunk of the season sheathed by surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow. You can hope that this means he'll be healthy and recover a modicum of his control and make a solid bid for a spot in the rotation, but he wasn't able to participate in the initial round of the much-discussed "Nolan-style" winter workouts. If he's sound, he'll be in the running for one of the three open rotation slots in camp, but he'll have to be effective to stay ahead of the pack of youngsters nearing readiness.
2008 Gabbard exceeded his ability in seven starts for Boston last summer, creating some trade value for the Sox. After coming to Texas in the Gagn? swap, he pitched like most scouts expected him to, getting plenty of groundouts, but not much else. Gabbard is a mismatched, platypus of a pitcher, a finesse guy without plus control, but his sinker is good enough for fifth starter-dom. In a testament to how over-the-top the game's love of relief pitching has become, Gabbard finished tied for fifth in the AL in shutouts-with one.
2007 Gabbard Gabbard Hey! Improved command helped this unprepossessing lefty finally break out of Double-A, and with Boston`s injury woes, it wasn`t long before he was making big league cameos. While he had trouble staying in the strike zone, Gabbard was a worm-killing machine, generating a ton of grounders and escaping jams with double plays. In a system that doesn`t lack for pitching prospects, he`ll remain a sleeper, but there are worse things the Sox could have stashed away.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week SixBen Carsley2014-05-15
Baseball ProGUESTus: Pitch Types and the Times Through the Order PenaltyMitchel Lichtman2013-11-15
Ten Prospects on the Bubble, Part One: American LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-05
Analyze This: How the Rangers Were Acquired, Part IJesse Behr2010-11-01
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
The Week in Quotes: April 20-26Alex Carnevale2009-04-27
Hot Stove Preview: AL WestMarc Normandin2008-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Bronx Breakdowns and ReboundsJohn Perrotto2008-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Strange TimesJay Jaffe2008-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Rain Delay TheaterWill Carroll2008-05-12
The Week in Quotes: May 5-11Alex Carnevale2008-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Millstones and MilestonesJay Jaffe2008-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Tiger Beat and Ranger DangerJay Jaffe2008-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-21
Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-10
The Week in Quotes: March 31-April 6Alex Carnevale2008-04-07
Prospectus Toolbox: Tout Wars, ReduxDerek Jacques2008-03-25
Team Health Reports: Texas RangersJay Jaffe2008-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Diving into DataRany Jazayerli2008-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: John FarrellDavid Laurila2007-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL WestNate Silver2007-10-18
The Week in Quotes: September 17-23Alex Carnevale2007-09-24
Prospectus Hit List: Stretch MayhemMarc Normandin2007-09-15
Prospectus Hit List: Flyover Flops EditionJay Jaffe2007-08-17
Prospectus Hit List: Don't Look NowJay Jaffe2007-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Post-Swaptasm EditionJay Jaffe2007-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: ExhaleWill Carroll2007-08-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Trade Deadline ImpactJeff Erickson2007-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Deadline WrapupJoe Sheehan2007-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline DayChristina Kahrl2007-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Mill: The DayBaseball Prospectus2007-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The Eve of ReshufflingJay Jaffe2007-07-27
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Getting Down to Fighting WeightJay Jaffe2007-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL-brand CatsupChristina Kahrl2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Blisters, Breakdowns, and Bounce-backsWill Carroll2007-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Rose by Any Other NameWill Carroll2006-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 18-22Christina Kahrl2006-08-23


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kason Gabbard threw 1,837 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Sinker (87mph), Curve (77mph) and Change (81mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (87mph).