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Portrait of Franklyn German

Franklyn German PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 158.7 9 7 7 114 4.25 0.3
Birth Date1-20-1980
Height6' 7"
Weight260 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
2002 DET 22 7 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 1 0 1 0 0 0 25 3 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 6 0.00 2.61 2.69 1.7 0.2
2003 DET 23 45 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 2 4 5 2 0 0 222 47 32 30 5 75 45 42 2 41 6.04 5.87 5.22 1.1 0.1
2004 DET 24 16 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 73 17 15 12 4 32 11 10 0 8 7.36 7.86 9.32 -4.0 -0.4
2005 DET 25 58 0 59.0 0.0 59.0 4 0 1 2 0 0 270 63 26 24 7 96 34 30 7 38 3.66 5.39 5.52 2.6 0.3
2006 FLO 26 12 0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 57 7 4 4 1 12 14 12 1 6 3.00 6.94 6.87 -1.7 -0.2
2008 TEX 28 17 0 21.7 0.0 21.7 1 3 0 2 0 0 93 18 5 5 0 23 13 12 0 15 2.08 3.58 3.98 3.5 0.4
Career1550158.70.0158.7977800740155827517242119107111144.255.515.573.30.3

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
1999 VAN A- 15 15 73.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VAN A- 9 2 20.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MOD A+ 17 14 72.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 VIS A+ 53 0 63.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt 14 0 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 7 0 6.7 2.69 142 .174 .279 .355 .442 .279 .188 96 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2002 MID AA 37 0 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOL AAA 23 0 22.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 45 0 44.7 5.22 89 .299 .263 .329 .421 .262 .326 95 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2003 TOL AAA 24 0 29.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 10 0 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 16 0 14.7 9.32 26 .317 .270 .333 .433 .258 .260 106 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2004 TOL AAA 49 0 49.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 58 0 59.0 5.52 86 .286 .267 .330 .426 .263 .304 102 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2006 FLO MLB 12 0 12.0 6.87 51 .267 .266 .331 .406 .261 .171 94 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 JUP A+ 4 4 4.0 4.32 53 .259 .271 .353 .405 .269 .286 52 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2006 ABQ AAA 8 0 6.1 3.26 137 .314 .254 .322 .398 .257 .478 109 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2006 MRL Rk 1 1 1.0 2.99 124 -.037 .276 .350 .375 .266 .000 82 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2007 OKL AAA 47 0 59.3 4.73 108 .249 .282 .349 .449 .268 .279 100 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2007 LIC Wnt 5 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 5 0 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 17 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TEX MLB 17 0 21.7 3.98 120 .240 .257 .323 .398 .255 .277 105 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2008 CHR AAA 5 0 6.3 7.20 28 .282 .269 .335 .400 .261 .300 94 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 IND AAA 24 0 27.7 5.25 65 .279 .264 .325 .397 .260 .253 87 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 AGU Wnt 3 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 15 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 4 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 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
1999 VAN A- 3 5 0 15 15 73.7 89 45 58 10 0% .000 10.9 5.5 1.2 7.1 1.82 5.98 0.0 0.0
2000 MOD A+ 5 5 0 17 14 72.0 88 37 52 4 0% .000 11.0 4.6 0.5 6.5 1.74 5.50 0.0 0.0
2000 VAN A- 1 0 0 9 2 20.3 13 10 20 0 0% .000 5.8 4.4 0.0 8.9 1.13 1.77 0.0 0.0
2001 VIS A+ 2 4 19 53 0 63.3 67 31 93 7 0% .000 9.5 4.4 1.0 13.2 1.55 3.98 0.0 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt 0 0 1 14 0 15.7 4 4 23 0 0% .000 2.3 2.3 0.0 13.2 0.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 1 0 1 7 0 6.7 3 2 6 0 54% .188 4.0 2.7 0.0 8.1 0.75 0.00 1.7 0.2
2002 TOL AAA 1 1 13 23 0 22.7 15 7 31 0 0% .300 5.9 2.8 0.0 12.3 0.97 1.59 0.0 0.0
2002 MID AA 1 1 16 37 0 41.3 28 27 59 0 0% .318 6.1 5.9 0.0 12.9 1.33 3.05 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 2 4 5 45 0 44.7 47 45 41 5 49% .326 9.5 9.1 1.0 8.3 2.06 6.04 1.1 0.1
2003 TOL AAA 1 4 4 24 0 29.3 21 9 32 2 0% .275 6.5 2.8 0.6 9.8 1.02 2.46 0.0 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 0 1 2 10 0 9.7 11 3 7 0 0% .000 10.2 2.8 0.0 6.5 1.44 2.78 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 1 0 0 16 0 14.7 17 11 8 4 50% .260 10.4 6.8 2.5 4.9 1.91 7.36 -4.0 -0.4
2004 TOL AAA 3 5 27 49 0 49.0 46 25 60 6 0% .320 8.4 4.6 1.1 11.0 1.45 4.59 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 4 0 1 58 0 59.0 63 34 38 7 50% .304 9.6 5.2 1.1 5.8 1.64 3.66 2.6 0.3
2006 FLO MLB 0 0 0 12 0 12.0 7 14 6 1 44% .171 5.2 10.5 0.8 4.5 1.75 3.00 -1.7 -0.2
2006 ABQ AAA 0 1 0 8 0 6.1 11 2 6 0 52% .478 16.2 3.0 0.0 8.9 2.13 8.85 2.2 0.2
2006 JUP A+ 0 0 0 4 4 4.0 2 1 1 0 57% .286 4.5 2.2 0.0 2.2 0.75 0.00 1.1 0.1
2006 MRL Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2007 OKL AAA 2 2 7 47 0 59.3 44 46 72 5 43% .279 6.7 7.0 0.8 10.9 1.52 3.49 8.3 0.8
2007 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 17 0 14.7 10 8 16 1 0% .250 6.1 4.9 0.6 9.8 1.22 1.84 0.0 0.0
2008 TEX MLB 1 3 0 17 0 21.7 18 13 15 0 38% .277 7.5 5.4 0.0 6.2 1.43 2.08 3.5 0.4
2008 CHR AAA 1 1 0 5 0 6.3 6 6 9 1 40% .300 8.6 8.6 1.4 12.9 1.90 4.29 -0.6 -0.1
2008 IND AAA 1 1 0 24 0 27.7 24 17 22 3 41% .253 7.8 5.5 1.0 7.1 1.48 3.57 -1.3 -0.1
2009 AGU Wnt 1 0 0 3 0 3.3 3 4 2 0 0% .333 8.2 10.9 0.0 5.5 2.12 5.45 0.0 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 1 1 0 15 0 12.7 7 8 9 1 0% .167 5.0 5.7 0.7 6.4 1.18 4.26 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 5 2 1 1 0% .267 11.2 4.5 2.2 2.2 1.75 4.50 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
2008 354 0.4605 0.4375 0.8117 0.6012 0.2932 0.9082 0.6429 0.1883
Career3540.46050.43750.81170.60120.29320.90820.64290.1883

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-05-10 2006-05-29 15-DL 19 18 Right Shoulder Stiffness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 DET $321,000
2003 DET $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$621,000
2 yrTotal$621,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 157 d

Details
  • acquired in trade from PIT 8/10/08
  • signed as a free agent from TX 6/4/08 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/08 designated for assignment 5/21/08 contract purchased 3/30/08
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/07 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from FL 11/06 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 6/06 designated for assignment 6/06 claimed off waivers from DET 4/06 designated for assignment 4/06 re-signed 2/06
  • re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.321M (05)
  • recalled 9/04 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 2/04
  • recalled 8/03 optioned to Triple-A 6/03 re-signed 2/03, 1 year/$0.3M (03)
  • recalled 9/02 acquired in trade from OAK 7/02 signed 2/02 1 year/$ M (02) added to 40-man roster 11/01

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BP Articles

Franklyn German is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: 2003 PECOTA Preview: The American LeagueNate Silver2013-02-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: Remembering the 2003 TigersMatt Sussman2012-12-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Deep in the HeartJeff Erickson2008-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The NRIs Who Made ItJohn Perrotto2008-04-06
Transaction Analysis: Backup Wheels within WheelsChristina Kahrl2008-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Carlos PenaMarc Normandin2007-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Uni-gamersJim Baker2007-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Building the Best in Motor CityRany Jazayerli2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 1-5Christina Kahrl2006-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-29Christina Kahrl2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-11Christina Kahrl2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: It Happens Every SpringWill Carroll2006-02-20
Prospectus Notebook: Braves, TigersBaseball Prospectus2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31Christina Kahrl2005-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Implications of the Trade Deadline MovesJeff Erickson2005-08-01
Prospectus Notebook: Chicago White Sox, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: June DealsChristina Kahrl2005-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Is It or Isn't It?Will Carroll2005-05-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Central BustsJeff Erickson2005-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-11Christina Kahrl2004-07-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2004-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 17-20Christina Kahrl2004-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-28, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-04
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-24Christina Kahrl2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 26-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-06-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-06-05
Box Lunch: Falling Through the Hole in the PageKeith Scherer2003-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Preview: The American LeagueNate Silver2003-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Ground RulesWill Carroll2003-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Detroit TigersWill Carroll2003-02-20
Prospectus Feature: Top 40 Prospects RoundtableBaseball Prospectus2003-01-31
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've watchedthe improvement og Henry Rodriguezand do you think he's ready for the majors? Is he the next zumaya or another colome/franklyn german?
(jake from sacramento)
He's one of those things. At this point, are you convinced that Zumaya isn't another Colome/Franklyn German? (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Franklyn German threw 338 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (85mph).