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Birth Date12-21-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 8 days
BatsR
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0.52010
2.52011
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-0.42013
-0.22014
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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
2006 NYN 23 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.00 2.61 2.58 0.5 0.0
2007 NYN 24 3 1 7.0 4.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 9 6 6 1 17 2 2 0 2 7.71 5.32 6.27 -0.3 -0.0
2008 MIN 25 5 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 11 6 6 4 24 5 5 1 6 4.63 8.13 8.32 -2.9 -0.3
2009 MIN 26 8 0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 17 8 8 1 20 9 7 0 9 8.00 5.59 5.21 0.8 0.1
2010 KCA 27 8 1 21.7 5.7 16.0 2 1 0 2 0 0 94 22 10 10 1 27 7 5 1 16 4.15 3.28 3.55 5.2 0.5
2011 CHA 28 28 26 163.0 161.0 2.0 9 9 0 0 15 2 676 151 71 68 14 222 41 39 6 116 3.75 3.62 3.86 25.3 2.5
2012 CHA 29 26 16 102.0 88.0 14.0 5 5 0 0 7 0 462 113 74 73 23 203 44 43 4 85 6.44 5.72 6.00 0.3 -0.1
2013 HOU 30 17 7 54.7 33.7 21.0 0 8 0 3 2 0 259 75 48 48 9 134 20 19 1 36 7.90 5.05 5.76 -3.5 -0.4
Career9751371.0292.378.7162305242163039822321953647129121132725.314.614.9325.52.3

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 SLU A+ 14 14 70.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.701 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BIN AA 1 1 4.0 4.31 92 .285 .243 .316 .358 .257 .286 87 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0
2006 NYN MLB 2 0 2.0 2.58 141 .075 .271 .317 .395 .251 .000 89 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2006 SLU A+ 7 7 38.1 4.05 110 .175 .237 .312 .351 .249 .196 92 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2006 BIN AA 6 6 34.0 4.03 84 .234 .240 .311 .335 .252 .231 75 2.7 0.3 2.2 0.2
2006 MTS Rk 1 1 4.2 1.51 174 .299 .297 .367 .390 .289 .636 122 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2007 NYN MLB 3 1 7.0 6.27 66 .302 .264 .325 .407 .253 .296 98 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 NWO AAA 25 25 139.0 5.41 89 .247 .273 .339 .433 .259 .276 100 10.0 1.0 11.0 1.0
2008 MIN MLB 5 0 11.7 8.32 27 .290 .273 .336 .437 .267 .206 102 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2008 ROC AAA 31 23 136.3 5.40 76 .274 .261 .333 .397 .263 .295 91 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2009 MIN MLB 8 0 9.0 5.21 99 .333 .257 .320 .418 .251 .516 107 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 ROC AAA 23 22 119.7 5.23 95 .267 .261 .334 .395 .251 .312 111 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2009 PON Wnt 4 3 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 8 1 21.7 3.55 130 .228 .269 .329 .410 .255 .304 113 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2010 OMA AAA 21 20 118.7 5.91 78 .262 .286 .354 .446 .269 .297 97 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2011 CHA MLB 28 26 163.0 3.86 117 .233 .253 .319 .399 .259 .275 104 25.3 2.7 25.3 2.5
2011 CHR AAA 1 1 5.0 4.74 92 .297 .246 .324 .374 .250 .375 91 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 CHA MLB 26 16 102.0 6.00 70 .290 .252 .316 .398 .257 .294 104 0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1
2012 BIR AA 1 1 6.0 3.51 106 .110 .265 .350 .428 .279 .133 84 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2012 CHR AAA 2 2 6.3 5.49 82 .296 .263 .329 .401 .256 .333 100 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 17 7 54.7 5.76 63 .340 .258 .323 .411 .272 .342 98 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2013 OKL AAA 20 7 50.0 6.16 67 .304 .261 .330 .404 .265 .318 97 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2014 SAC AAA 31 3 55.0 4.89 93 .286 .281 .347 .436 .273 .314 88 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9

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 SLU A+ 2 6 0 14 14 70.3 74 18 65 6 0% -.701 9.5 2.3 0.8 8.3 1.31 4.99 0.0 0.0
2005 BIN AA 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 4 2 2 0 50% .286 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.50 6.75 0.4 0.0
2006 BIN AA 2 2 0 6 6 34.0 25 10 36 4 49% .231 6.6 2.6 1.1 9.5 1.03 2.91 2.2 0.2
2006 MTS Rk 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 7 1 7 0 45% .636 15.0 2.1 0.0 15.0 1.90 6.43 2.6 0.3
2006 SLU A+ 3 1 0 7 7 38.1 24 9 36 4 55% .196 5.7 2.1 0.9 8.5 0.87 2.36 5.6 0.6
2006 NYN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 1 2 0 25% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 0.5 0.0
2007 NWO AAA 11 9 0 25 25 139.0 129 44 120 21 42% .276 8.4 2.8 1.4 7.8 1.24 4.27 11.0 1.0
2007 NYN MLB 0 0 0 3 1 7.0 9 2 2 1 29% .296 11.6 2.6 1.3 2.6 1.57 7.71 -0.3 -0.0
2008 ROC AAA 10 8 0 31 23 136.3 145 49 106 21 38% .295 9.6 3.2 1.4 7.0 1.42 4.56 -5.1 -0.5
2008 MIN MLB 0 0 0 5 0 11.7 11 5 6 4 50% .206 8.5 3.9 3.1 4.6 1.37 4.63 -2.9 -0.3
2009 ROC AAA 7 9 0 23 22 119.7 135 45 87 15 39% .312 10.2 3.4 1.1 6.5 1.50 5.34 6.5 0.6
2009 MIN MLB 0 0 0 8 0 9.0 17 9 9 1 50% .516 17.0 9.0 1.0 9.0 2.89 8.00 0.8 0.1
2009 PON Wnt 1 1 0 4 3 16.0 17 6 18 2 0% .333 9.6 3.4 1.1 10.1 1.44 4.50 0.0 0.0
2010 OMA AAA 5 6 0 21 20 118.7 131 20 80 17 48% .297 9.9 1.5 1.3 6.1 1.27 4.47 1.3 0.1
2010 KCA MLB 2 1 0 8 1 21.7 22 7 16 1 44% .304 9.1 2.9 0.4 6.6 1.34 4.15 5.2 0.5
2011 CHR AAA 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 7 1 5 1 35% .375 12.6 1.8 1.8 9.0 1.60 7.20 -0.1 -0.0
2011 CHA MLB 9 9 0 28 26 163.0 151 41 116 14 48% .275 8.3 2.3 0.8 6.4 1.18 3.75 25.3 2.5
2012 CHA MLB 5 5 0 26 16 102.0 113 44 85 23 36% .294 10.0 3.9 2.0 7.5 1.54 6.44 0.3 -0.1
2012 BIR AA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 2 0 5 0 40% .133 3.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 0.33 1.50 0.5 0.1
2012 CHR AAA 0 1 0 2 2 6.3 8 4 4 1 36% .333 11.4 5.7 1.4 5.7 1.89 5.68 0.1 0.0
2013 OKL AAA 2 4 0 20 7 50.0 57 18 38 7 39% .318 10.3 3.2 1.3 6.8 1.50 4.68 -1.9 -0.2
2013 HOU MLB 0 8 0 17 7 54.7 75 20 36 9 47% .342 12.3 3.3 1.5 5.9 1.74 7.90 -3.5 -0.4
2014 SAC AAA 4 4 1 31 3 55.0 54 25 54 6 38% .314 8.8 4.1 1.0 8.8 1.44 3.76 8.7 0.9

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 184 0.4674 0.4022 0.8649 0.6628 0.1735 0.9298 0.6471 0.1216
2009 216 0.4861 0.4028 0.8161 0.6381 0.1802 0.8657 0.6500 0.1839
2010 348 0.5144 0.4626 0.8758 0.6201 0.2959 0.9279 0.7600 0.1180
2011 2487 0.5420 0.4665 0.7993 0.6217 0.2792 0.8795 0.5881 0.1998
2012 1762 0.5369 0.4403 0.8142 0.6184 0.2328 0.8889 0.5842 0.1845
2013 911 0.5335 0.4774 0.8088 0.6379 0.2918 0.8839 0.6210 0.1912
Career59080.53320.45580.81240.6250.26140.88690.60620.1861

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-17 2012-07-17 15-DL 30 24 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2012-03-16 2012-03-16 Camp 0 0 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2011-08-19 2011-09-03 15-DL 15 12 - Face Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-06-11 2010-06-18 Minors 7 0 - Head Concussion Batted Ball - -
2010-04-25 2010-05-03 Minors 8 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-07 2008-06-21 Minors 14 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2007-07-27 2007-08-06 Minors 10 0 - General Medical Illness Food Poisoning - -
2006-10-25 2006-10-25 WIN 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis and Humeral Contusion -
2006-04-06 2006-06-28 Minors 83 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-19
2005-07-12 2005-09-06 Minors 56 56 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-19

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $
2013 HOU $800,000
2012 CHA $530,000
2011 CHA $500,000
2009 MIN $1,150,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,980,000
4 yrTotal$2,980,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 93 dMichael Moye1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Oakland 10/29/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Houston 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration). 13:$0.8M, 14:$3M club option, $50,000 buyout. DFA by Houston 5/12/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/13. Contract selected by Houston 8/13/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/2/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Chicago White Sox 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2011). Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Oakland 1/18/11. Signed 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/5/10. Claimed by Oakland off waivers after being DFA by Kansas City 12/15/10.
  • 5 years/$4.2M (2005-09). Signed Major League contract with NY Mets 1/05. $3M signing bonus. Performance bonuses to $5.116M. Recalled 9/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Mets 2/1/08 (Santana deal). Optioned to Triple-A 3/24/08. DFA 4/17/09, sent outright to Triple-A 4/21/09. Contract purchased 8/18/09.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2004 (1-3) (Rice). $3M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .340 .402 .567 .341
11 vs R (Multi) .213 .270 .385 .235
18 Split (Multi) .127 .132 .182 .106
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .433 .483 .764 .435
31 vs R (2013) .189 .239 .349 .210
38 Split (2013) .244 .244 .415 .226
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Since baseball teams are taking away so many of BP's very fine authors, what strategies are you pursuing to push back and snag some of their talent? Is BP making offers to the Astro's amateur scouting staff? or to any free agent pitchers?
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I like this idea. The A's topped our offer for Philip Humber, which made Sam sad. In all seriousness, while it's never fun to lose talent, losing talent to teams makes it easier to attract more. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Philip Humber, 9th in WAR for AL pitchers ... uhm ... please explain.
(Paul from DC)
He doesn't miss a ton of bats but his homer and walk rates are impressively low, and his .226 BABIP is insanely low (and unsustainable). Bet on some significant regression.

That said, Humber's working with one of the game's best pitching coaches in Don Cooper, so I don't think that he's incapable of surviving as a back-end starter. He's going to need to get more groundballs though, particularly in that ballpark. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Philip Humber for real? He was a hot prospect for the Mets and ended up in Minnesota for Johan Santana. He never distinguished himself in the minors, but he's off to a great start with the White Sox. Can he sustain this level of performance?
(tlowell5 from Alaska)
He has looked better than expected (someone in the annual threw out a Kyle Davies comp), but I'm not sold that he'll continue to have a .210 BABIP. Once that moves up, the ERA probably will too. (R.J. Anderson)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who cares about this Halladay-Lee crap? Philip Humber's now a Royal! Whoopee!
(Sam Smith from Springfield, MO)
I'd question your sense of proportion, except that I'm the chucklehead who's happy to see Marcus McBeth with the A's, or R.J. Swindle with the Rays. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, between being a Twins fan and not really paying close attention to college baseball, I never saw the Philip Humber that was picked #3 overall in 2004. Can you spin me a yarn?
(Minneapolitan from Chicago)
A long time ago, in a magical land called, "Texas" there was a school called "Rice." And there were three little (ok, actually big) pitchers there who maybe have been that best threesome on a single team in the history of college baseball. One was Humber, one was Wade Townsend, and one was Jeff Niemann. But Rice wasn't kind to these players, working them night and day and far too much, so that when they went pro they all got hurt, and none of them lived up to their potential, and nobody lived happily ever after. The end. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Philip Humber has thrown 6,096 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph) and Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).