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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-23-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age37 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.52011
0.82012
-0.12013
2014
0.52015
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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
2003 PIT MLB 16 0 8.3 7 6 6 4 .285 102 7.6 6.5 4.3 6.5 35% .136 .330 1.56 9.93 7.56 111 7.92 -0.2
2004 PIT MLB 47 0 43.3 32 6 55 2 .268 92 6.6 1.2 0.4 11.4 55% .286 .181 0.88 1.50 1.25 59 3.03 1.2
2005 PIT MLB 51 0 50.0 35 31 58 2 .264 104 6.3 5.6 0.4 10.4 50% .275 .220 1.32 3.11 2.70 81 2.82 1.5
2006 PIT MLB 54 0 54.0 42 31 64 1 .267 96 7.0 5.2 0.2 10.7 40% .301 .221 1.35 2.81 2.17 80 3.19 1.5
2007 ATL MLB 18 0 17.0 15 8 13 0 .263 104 7.9 4.2 0.0 6.9 41% .306 .227 1.35 3.06 1.59 101 4.69 0.1
2008 ATL MLB 36 0 33.7 26 14 44 6 .265 96 7.0 3.7 1.6 11.8 33% .260 .256 1.19 4.14 4.28 72 4.86 0.2
2009 ATL MLB 80 0 74.3 56 33 90 7 .271 96 6.8 4.0 0.8 10.9 41% .275 .243 1.20 3.47 2.42 76 4.26 0.8
2010 BAL MLB 29 0 24.7 18 14 31 1 .258 114 6.6 5.1 0.4 11.3 36% .283 .223 1.30 2.76 4.01 79 2.76 0.6
2011 BAL 0 49 0 46.3 46 18 46 7 .266 106 8.9 3.5 1.4 8.9 41% .302 .272 1.38 4.33 4.27 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TEX 0 7 0 7.0 5 3 5 0 .262 113 6.4 3.9 0.0 6.4 50% .250 .199 1.14 2.92 5.14 0 0.00 0.0
2012 WAS MLB 47 0 35.7 31 16 39 2 .258 103 7.8 4.0 0.5 9.8 43% .309 .241 1.32 3.02 3.03 91 4.33 0.2
2013 MIL MLB 75 0 50.0 58 25 60 10 .263 106 10.4 4.5 1.8 10.8 37% .350 .299 1.66 4.84 4.68 95 6.37 -1.1
2011 TOT MLB 56 0 53.3 51 21 51 7 .266 107 8.6 3.5 1.2 8.6 42% .295 .263 1.35 4.15 4.39 95 4.14 0.4
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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
1997 AUG A 4 3 19.3 11 8 22 1 .000 5.1 3.7 0.5 10.3 0% .222 .000 0.98 3.11 1.87
1998 AUG A 11 9 50.7 43 26 72 2 .000 7.6 4.6 0.4 12.8 0% .000 .000 1.36 2.89 2.84
1998 LYN A+ 7 7 28.3 40 13 22 5 .000 12.7 4.1 1.6 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.87 5.45 6.68
1999 LYN A+ 20 20 112.0 98 63 119 10 .000 7.9 5.1 0.8 9.6 0% .000 .000 1.44 4.28 4.02
1999 ALT AA 7 5 26.7 34 19 31 4 .000 11.5 6.4 1.3 10.4 0% .000 .000 1.99 5.02 8.09
2000 LYN A+ 12 10 56.0 57 34 53 6 .000 9.2 5.5 1.0 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.62 4.73 4.66
2001 LYN A+ 14 2 30.7 28 7 32 3 .000 8.2 2.1 0.9 9.4 0% .000 .000 1.14 3.21 2.93
2001 ALT AA 14 14 87.3 81 36 66 5 .000 8.4 3.7 0.5 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.34 3.67 3.71
2001 PES Wnt 9 1 22.7 15 11 23 0 .000 5.9 4.4 0.0 9.1 0% .000 .000 1.15 3.76 1.98
2002 ALT AA 16 16 85.3 77 47 82 4 .000 8.1 5.0 0.4 8.7 0% .317 .000 1.45 3.66 3.80
2002 Pho Wnt 13 0 17.0 10 5 23 1 .000 5.3 2.6 0.5 12.2 0% .000 .000 0.88 2.51 1.06
2003 PIT MLB 16 0 8.3 7 6 6 4 .285 102 7.6 6.5 4.3 6.5 35% .136 .330 1.56 9.93 7.56
2003 LYN A+ 5 0 7.0 7 5 9 0 .000 9.0 6.4 0.0 11.6 0% .389 .000 1.71 2.69 5.14
2003 ALT AA 5 0 7.3 4 2 10 1 .000 4.9 2.5 1.2 12.3 0% .200 .000 0.82 3.13 1.23
2003 NAS AAA 7 0 10.0 9 4 10 0 .000 8.1 3.6 0.0 9.0 0% .310 .000 1.30 3.10 4.50
2003 PAW AAA 2 0 1.7 2 1 2 0 .000 10.6 5.3 0.0 10.6 0% .400 .000 1.76 2.70 0.00
2003 La_ Wnt 24 0 18.0 14 9 24 0 .000 7.0 4.5 0.0 12.0 0% .000 .000 1.28 2.38 2.50
2004 PIT MLB 47 0 43.3 32 6 55 2 .268 92 6.6 1.2 0.4 11.4 55% .286 .181 0.88 1.50 1.25
2004 NAS AAA 14 0 20.0 12 7 35 0 .000 5.4 3.1 0.0 15.8 0% .375 .000 0.95 1.06 0.90
2005 PIT MLB 51 0 50.0 35 31 58 2 .264 104 6.3 5.6 0.4 10.4 50% .275 .220 1.32 3.11 2.70
2005 IND AAA 2 0 3.3 0 0 5 0 .272 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 60% .000 .015 0.00 0.18 0.00
2006 PIT MLB 54 0 54.0 42 31 64 1 .267 96 7.0 5.2 0.2 10.7 40% .301 .221 1.35 2.81 2.17
2007 ATL MLB 18 0 17.0 15 8 13 0 .263 104 7.9 4.2 0.0 6.9 41% .306 .227 1.35 3.06 1.59
2008 ATL MLB 36 0 33.7 26 14 44 6 .265 96 7.0 3.7 1.6 11.8 33% .260 .256 1.19 4.14 4.28
2008 MIS AA 4 0 5.0 7 0 4 0 .260 100 12.6 0.0 0.0 7.2 44% .438 .248 1.40 1.64 0.00
2008 GWN AAA 5 0 6.0 5 1 8 0 .000 7.5 1.5 0.0 12.0 0% .357 .000 1.00 1.16 1.50
2009 ATL MLB 80 0 74.3 56 33 90 7 .271 96 6.8 4.0 0.8 10.9 41% .275 .243 1.20 3.47 2.42
2010 BAL MLB 29 0 24.7 18 14 31 1 .258 114 6.6 5.1 0.4 11.3 36% .283 .223 1.30 2.76 4.01
2010 ABE A- 4 1 5.0 7 0 5 2 .260 101 12.6 0.0 3.6 9.0 56% .357 .364 1.40 6.67 5.40
2010 BOW AA 4 0 4.0 2 1 4 1 .255 106 4.5 2.2 2.2 9.0 20% .111 .188 0.75 5.36 2.25
2010 NOR AAA 2 1 1.7 3 2 4 0 .268 96 15.9 10.6 0.0 21.2 50% .750 .317 2.94 2.11 10.59
2010 ORI Rk 2 2 2.0 1 0 3 0 .254 112 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .250 .096 0.50 0.51 0.00
2011 BAL MLB 49 0 46.3 46 18 46 7 .266 106 8.9 3.5 1.4 8.9 41% .302 .272 1.38 4.33 4.27
2011 TEX MLB 7 0 7.0 5 3 5 0 .262 113 6.4 3.9 0.0 6.4 50% .250 .199 1.14 2.92 5.14
2012 WAS MLB 47 0 35.7 31 16 39 2 .258 103 7.8 4.0 0.5 9.8 43% .309 .241 1.32 3.02 3.03
2012 SYR AAA 1 0 1.3 0 0 2 0 .271 97 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 100% .000 -.004 0.00 0.16 0.00
2013 MIL MLB 75 0 50.0 58 25 60 10 .263 106 10.4 4.5 1.8 10.8 37% .350 .299 1.66 4.84 4.68
2014 SYR AAA 21 0 22.7 20 10 18 1 .251 98 7.9 4.0 0.4 7.1 51% .279 .248 1.32 0.00 2.78

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 589 0.4380 0.4635 0.7473 0.6085 0.3505 0.8471 0.6121 0.2527
2009 1272 0.4906 0.4552 0.7496 0.5849 0.3302 0.8795 0.5280 0.2504
2010 366 0.4863 0.4481 0.7012 0.6180 0.2872 0.7909 0.5185 0.2988
2011 947 0.4710 0.4224 0.7575 0.5942 0.2695 0.8755 0.5259 0.2425
2012 618 0.4919 0.3900 0.7510 0.5592 0.2261 0.8353 0.5493 0.2490
2013 934 0.4304 0.4368 0.7328 0.6269 0.2932 0.8452 0.5513 0.2623
Career47260.46810.43690.7440.59720.29630.85520.54470.255

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
2011-11-02 2011-11-02 FA 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus - -
2011-09-18 2011-09-25 DTD 7 6 - General Medical Illness - -
2010-09-06 2010-09-12 DTD 6 5 Low Back Soreness -
2010-04-10 2010-07-21 60-DL 102 89 Left Shoulder Strain Two Tears Rotator Cuff and Frayed Labrum -
2010-03-13 2010-03-19 Camp 6 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2009-09-17 2009-09-23 DTD 6 6 Low Back Tightness -
2009-07-23 2009-07-26 DTD 3 3 Left Forearm Contusion -
2009-07-09 2009-07-19 DTD 10 7 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2008-03-21 2008-06-18 60-DL 89 72 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-05-31
2007-05-16 2007-09-30 60-DL 137 122 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-05-31
2007-04-23 2007-04-25 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Soreness -
2006-08-25 2006-10-01 15-DL 37 33 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2005-06-23 2005-08-16 15-DL 54 48 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2005-04-22 2005-04-30 DTD 8 5 Right Knee Soreness Twisted While Pitching -
2005-03-22 2005-04-01 Camp 10 0 Left Arm Fatigue -
2003-04-05 2003-06-09 Minors 65 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2002-06-05 2002-08-10 Minors 66 0 Left Knee Surgery 2002-06-14 -
2000-09-28 2000-09-28 Minors 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery 2000-09-28 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIL $2,250,000
2011 BAL $6,000,000
2010 BAL $6,000,000
2009 ATL $3,450,000
2008 ATL $2,362,500
2007 ATL $2,350,000
2006 PIT $347,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$22,759,500
8 yrTotal$22,759,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 137 dDan Lozano1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/4/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. May earn additional $0.75M in performance bonuses. Released by Washington 3/25/14.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2013). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/13. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 25 games finished. $75,000 each for 30, 35 GF. $0.1M each for 40, 50 GF.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Washington as a free agent 5/8/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Washington 6/3/12.
  • 2 years/$12M (2010-11). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent from Atlanta 12/8/09. 10:$6M, 11:$6M. 2010 award bonus: $1M for team leader in Rolaids points. 2011 salary increases to $7M for 2010 team leader in Rolaids points. Annual performance bonus: $0.5M for top 20 in majors in Rolaids points.
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2009). Re-signed 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.3625M (2008). Re-signed 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 1/07.
  • 1 year/$0.347M (2006). Renewed 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 3/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Signed 2/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Acquired in trade from Boston 7/03. Acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 7/03. Contract purchased 8/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased 11/01. Signed 3/02.

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy JohanR.J. Anderson2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Looking for Lefty ReliefDaniel Rathman2014-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Ubaldo's Asking PriceDaniel Rathman2014-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Brewers Who Might Be MovingR.J. Anderson2013-07-22
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/23Ben Lindbergh2013-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: National League, Week NineJosh Shepardson2013-05-29
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/10Ben Lindbergh2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Wednesday, January 9Daniel Rathman2013-01-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/9/13Dan Mennella2013-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Royals Carry a Mig StickR.J. Anderson2013-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Monday, December 3Daniel Rathman2012-12-03
Prospectus Hit List: La ciudad de los frijoles es suprema!Jay Jaffe2007-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Winding Down and Winding UpWill Carroll2006-09-28
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 26Jay Jaffe2006-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Not Letting Them WinWill Carroll2006-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Radke DefenseWill Carroll2006-08-29
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 13Jay Jaffe2006-08-15
Prospectus Matchups: The Loneliness FactorJim Baker2006-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 7-9Christina Kahrl2006-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesWill Carroll2006-02-14
Prospectus Notebook: Cubs, PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-12-16
Prospectus Notebook: Pirates, RangersBaseball Prospectus2005-10-07
Prospectus Notebook: CHN, PIT, STLBaseball Prospectus2005-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: HeroesWill Carroll2005-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 23-30Christina Kahrl2005-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Teams in TransitionJeff Erickson2005-05-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--NL CentralErik Siegrist2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Opening DayWill Carroll2005-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Central BustsJeff Erickson2005-03-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: You Say Good-Bye, I Say Hello: Making Keeper League DecisionsErik Siegrist2005-02-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-02-15


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Michael Gonzalez threw 5,034 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 Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Change (83mph).