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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 93.7 4 9 3 70 6.34 -0.1
Birth Date11-15-1983
Height6' 6"
Weight210 lbs
BatsR
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
2005 BOS 21 4 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 6 2 2 1 10 1 1 0 3 6.00 6.39 7.62 -0.6 -0.1
2006 BOS 22 38 0 38.0 0.0 38.0 2 2 0 2 0 0 176 46 32 28 5 71 15 15 4 30 6.63 4.82 5.17 4.7 0.5
2008 BOS 24 32 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 1 3 2 3 0 0 146 29 23 19 2 39 23 22 1 25 5.58 4.73 5.38 1.6 0.2
2008 PIT 24 16 0 15.7 0.0 15.7 1 4 1 2 0 0 78 11 14 13 1 18 20 19 1 7 7.47 7.06 8.82 -4.7 -0.5
2009 PIT 25 5 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 6 4 4 1 11 4 4 1 5 5.68 5.90 7.72 -1.5 -0.1
Career95093.70.093.74938004469875661014963617706.345.296.02-0.5-0.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 BOS MLB 4 0 3.0 7.62 47 .395 .284 .349 .456 .276 .455 105 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2005 PME AA 8 0 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.818 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 38 0 38.0 5.17 102 .283 .270 .337 .433 .258 .336 106 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2006 PME AA 5 0 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .154 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 14 4 36.2 3.67 111 .236 .254 .314 .374 .250 .305 93 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2007 PAW AAA 40 0 51.3 3.95 104 .267 .262 .335 .398 .262 .353 92 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2007 MSS Wnt 5 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 BOS MLB 32 0 30.7 5.38 95 .258 .267 .331 .410 .259 .284 108 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2008 PIT MLB 16 0 15.7 8.82 10 .291 .266 .338 .415 .265 .204 100 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2008 IND AAA 2 0 2.0 2.30 143 .361 .253 .319 .385 .249 .571 91 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 PAW AAA 11 0 16.7 2.36 141 .135 .255 .321 .388 .258 .150 89 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2009 PIT MLB 5 0 6.3 7.72 17 .291 .259 .324 .404 .258 .263 93 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2010 BRD A+ 11 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ALT AA 1 0 2.0 7.70 20 .286 .244 .311 .370 .238 .250 93 -1.4 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2
2012 SAV A 2 0 2.0 12.49 -46 .022 .228 .344 .347 .266 .000 104 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2012 BRO A- 5 0 4.0 11.82 -87 .387 .242 .320 .341 .264 .417 95 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3

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
2005 PME AA 0 0 1 8 0 9.7 9 1 10 0 0% -.818 8.4 0.9 0.0 9.3 1.03 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 BOS MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.0 6 1 3 1 50% .455 18.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 2.33 6.00 -0.6 -0.1
2006 PAW AAA 1 2 0 14 4 36.2 31 19 26 0 53% .305 7.7 4.7 0.0 6.5 1.38 2.73 4.2 0.4
2006 PME AA 1 0 0 5 0 11.0 4 4 12 0 0% .154 3.3 3.3 0.0 9.8 0.73 0.82 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 2 2 0 38 0 38.0 46 15 30 5 46% .336 10.9 3.6 1.2 7.1 1.61 6.63 4.7 0.5
2007 MSS Wnt 0 1 1 5 0 5.0 6 1 8 2 0% .364 10.8 1.8 3.6 14.4 1.40 5.40 0.0 0.0
2007 PAW AAA 3 1 3 40 0 51.3 58 32 48 2 66% .353 10.2 5.6 0.4 8.4 1.75 3.86 6.5 0.6
2008 IND AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 4 1 2 0 71% .571 18.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 2.50 9.00 0.8 0.1
2008 PAW AAA 1 0 0 11 0 16.7 6 5 17 0 57% .150 3.2 2.7 0.0 9.2 0.66 1.62 4.5 0.4
2008 BOS MLB 1 3 2 32 0 30.7 29 23 25 2 55% .284 8.5 6.8 0.6 7.3 1.70 5.58 1.6 0.2
2008 PIT MLB 1 4 1 16 0 15.7 11 20 7 1 58% .204 6.3 11.5 0.6 4.0 1.98 7.47 -4.7 -0.5
2009 PIT MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.3 6 4 5 1 25% .263 8.5 5.7 1.4 7.1 1.58 5.68 -1.5 -0.1
2010 ALT AA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 0 2 0 0 44% .250 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 -1.5 -0.2
2010 BRD A+ 1 3 0 11 0 14.0 13 11 15 0 0% .317 8.4 7.1 0.0 9.6 1.71 3.86 0.0 0.0
2012 SAV A 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 2 1 0 33% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 -0.7 -0.1
2012 BRO A- 0 1 0 5 0 4.0 5 5 3 0 58% .417 11.2 11.2 0.0 6.8 2.50 11.25 -3.0 -0.3

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 812 0.4803 0.3966 0.7764 0.5564 0.2488 0.8525 0.6190 0.2236
2009 108 0.5093 0.4167 0.7778 0.6000 0.2264 0.9394 0.3333 0.2222
Career9200.48370.3990.77660.56150.24620.86270.58550.2234

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-20 2009-10-05 60-DL 168 149 Neck Nerve Injury Personage-turner Syndrome -
2007-12-10 2007-12-10 Off 0 0 Face Surgery Sleep Apnea 2007-12-10
2007-08-06 2007-08-22 Minors 16 0 Right Forearm Contusion -
2007-02-26 2007-03-02 Camp 4 0 Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PIT $
2012 PIT $
2011 PIT $
2009 PIT $825,000
2008 BOS $700,000
2008 PIT $700,000
2007 PIT $700,000
2006 BOS $700,000
2005 BOS $575,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,200,000
5 yrTotal$4,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 79 dScott Boras

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/20/09 re-signed 3/3/09, 1 year/$0.825M (09)
  • recalled 9/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 8/27/08 acquired in trade from BOS 7/31/08 recalled 5/5/08 optioned to Triple-A 4/23/08 recalled 4/24/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/17/08
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/06 recalled 6/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 recalled 6/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 recalled 9/05 signed 7/05, 4 year/$4M (05-08) (major league contract) $1.325M signing bonus (pd $441,667 with i 15 days of signing, $441,667 1/15/06, $441,667 8/15/06), 05:$0.575M, 06:$0.7M, 07:$0.7M, 08:$0.7M
  • St John`s 05 1-26

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BP Articles

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The BP Wayback Machine: The QuestionJoe Sheehan2011-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Should the Pirates Walk the Plank?R.J. Anderson2011-05-24
Transaction Analysis Blog: Craig Hansen ReleasedR.J. Anderson2011-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Kind of a Big DealJeff Euston2010-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: We Three GiantsChristina Kahrl2010-03-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesWill Carroll2010-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Even More Minor Moves, NLChristina Kahrl2009-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-13
Prospectus Idol Entry: McLouth's Loot adds to growing Pirates ProspectsBrittany Ghiroli2009-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The McLouth TradeChristina Kahrl2009-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Changes in Slow MotionJohn Perrotto2009-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Settling for Sub-ReplacementJoe Sheehan2009-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Pirates Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Manny-Free, Regret-FreeJohn Perrotto2008-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Nearing the Finish LineJay Jaffe2008-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The New CrewJohn Perrotto2008-08-06
The Week in Quotes: Week of July 28-August 3Alex Carnevale2008-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Deadline Day AftersJohn Perrotto2008-08-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Fallout from the Deadline DealsJeff Erickson2008-08-02
Prospectus Today: Which Ends Justified Which Means?Joe Sheehan2008-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Wrap-UpChristina Kahrl2008-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: After the StormJay Jaffe2008-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Tribe TroublesJohn Perrotto2008-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The 2005 Draft Clock is TickingKevin Goldstein2008-04-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL EastNate Silver2007-10-30
Hope and Faith: How the Boston Red Sox Can Win the World SeriesBaseball Prospectus2007-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Red Sox Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2007-10-03
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
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Wait 'Til Next Year: Cape Cod League PitchersBryan Smith2007-07-10
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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
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Hope and Faith: How the Boston Red Sox Can Win the World SeriesKeith Woolner2007-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Pick a Closer, Any CloserAlex Carnevale2007-02-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Boston Red Sox Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The QuestionJoe Sheehan2006-09-18
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are we at the point where we should be asking not "what's wrong with Craig Hansen?" but "what the hell did anyone ever see in him?"
(Joe from Tewksbury, MA)
Not at all. It's pretty clear what people SAW in him. In college, he had plenty of velocity and that slider was a borderline 80 (highest grade possible) on the scouting scale. It's just not there anymore, for whatever reason. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What happened to Craig Hansen in Boston, will he have a legit role in the bullpn this season?
(lol from orlando)
This is a great question: really, what happened to Craig Hansen. People on the Cape still talk about his time there, and his dominance. It really speaks to how well Luke Burnett pitched there last summer that people were referencing Hansen. But really, a guy with a 92-mph slider not being able to succeed? It seems insane. But, it speaks to the importance of fastball command in a pitcher's arsenal. It's like contact ability for hitters -- it really is the first tool that all other tools are built off. (Bryan Smith)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Craig Hansen threw 877 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).