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Birth Date9-17-1981
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 11 months, 16 days
BatsR
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0.82010
1.22011
1.22012
0.82013
0.42014
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WARP Summary

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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 TOR 24 19 17 94.0 91.3 2.7 6 10 0 0 4 2 407 103 58 53 12 163 21 18 7 44 5.07 4.81 5.83 4.7 0.4
2007 TOR 25 70 0 72.7 0.0 72.7 2 3 6 5 0 0 297 67 22 19 4 95 20 18 3 39 2.35 3.90 4.17 8.4 0.8
2009 TOR 27 21 5 40.0 26.0 14.0 2 4 1 0 2 0 192 59 29 26 5 93 14 13 2 24 5.85 4.77 5.26 3.2 0.3
2010 TOR 28 56 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 5 2 0 1 0 0 298 74 29 28 8 113 21 20 4 63 3.67 3.82 4.37 9.0 0.8
2011 TOR 29 55 0 55.7 0.0 55.7 6 0 2 2 0 0 223 47 14 14 2 64 14 13 2 53 2.26 2.49 3.31 11.5 1.2
2012 TOR 30 62 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 1 1 22 3 0 0 242 44 18 18 7 73 11 10 3 67 2.54 3.03 3.51 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR 31 56 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 4 1 34 2 0 0 210 39 17 15 3 58 13 12 2 50 2.56 2.77 3.40 7.7 0.8
2014 TOR 32 41 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 3 2 20 4 0 0 157 39 18 16 5 61 6 6 0 23 3.82 4.15 4.66 2.4 0.3
Career38022485.0117.3367.72923851762202647220518946720120110233633.513.764.4058.65.9

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 AUB A- 10 10 50.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LNS A 7 7 46.0 3.40 121 .133 .243 .313 .346 .238 .172 86 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2005 DUN A+ 10 10 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.657 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 9 9 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.821 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 19 17 94.0 5.83 89 .258 .273 .336 .438 .261 .282 107 5.1 0.5 4.7 0.4
2006 SYR AAA 9 9 42.1 4.55 104 .235 .264 .326 .395 .259 .331 109 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2007 TOR MLB 70 0 72.7 4.17 109 .239 .273 .341 .430 .267 .273 94 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8
2009 TOR MLB 21 5 40.0 5.26 96 .317 .271 .336 .442 .265 .367 104 3.4 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 DUN A+ 4 3 13.0 2.69 142 .123 .259 .341 .372 .264 .176 106 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2009 NHP AA 6 1 15.0 3.46 108 .258 .268 .337 .382 .272 .273 85 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 LVG AAA 7 0 6.7 3.04 127 .125 .275 .338 .438 .279 .235 85 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2009 BLJ Rk 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 56 0 68.7 4.37 113 .256 .260 .324 .410 .255 .327 113 9.1 1.0 9.0 0.8
2011 TOR MLB 55 0 55.7 3.31 132 .203 .264 .328 .417 .266 .296 110 11.5 1.2 11.5 1.2
2011 NHP AA 5 0 5.0 2.20 148 .089 .272 .357 .448 .290 .111 92 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 LVG AAA 1 0 2.0 1.77 162 .123 .293 .377 .489 .295 .250 82 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 63.7 3.51 126 .199 .251 .316 .409 .260 .240 107 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR MLB 56 0 52.7 3.40 123 .214 .254 .317 .405 .266 .254 102 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2014 TOR MLB 41 0 37.7 4.66 98 .251 .255 .315 .382 .256 .276 109 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2014 DUN A+ 1 1 1.0 2.14 161 .179 .236 .310 .373 .249 .333 117 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 NHP AA 3 2 3.0 3.89 112 .197 .289 .367 .447 .291 .300 100 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

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
2004 AUB A- 3 1 0 10 10 50.0 46 10 43 2 0% .301 8.3 1.8 0.4 7.7 1.12 3.60 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 6 1 0 10 10 59.7 46 12 51 2 0% -.657 6.9 1.8 0.3 7.7 0.97 2.26 0.0 0.0
2005 LNS A 4 0 0 7 7 46.0 27 4 38 0 62% .172 5.3 0.8 0.0 7.4 0.67 1.37 8.9 0.9
2005 NHP AA 3 3 0 9 9 43.0 49 4 47 3 0% -.821 10.3 0.8 0.6 9.8 1.23 2.93 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 1 5 0 9 9 42.1 47 8 32 3 56% .331 10.0 1.7 0.6 6.8 1.31 4.92 4.7 0.5
2006 TOR MLB 6 10 0 19 17 94.0 103 21 44 12 54% .282 9.9 2.0 1.1 4.2 1.32 5.07 4.7 0.4
2007 TOR MLB 2 3 6 70 0 72.7 67 20 39 4 49% .273 8.3 2.5 0.5 4.8 1.20 2.35 8.4 0.8
2009 DUN A+ 0 0 0 4 3 13.0 6 2 10 0 76% .176 4.2 1.4 0.0 6.9 0.62 0.69 3.7 0.4
2009 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2009 NHP AA 1 0 0 6 1 15.0 12 5 12 0 57% .273 7.2 3.0 0.0 7.2 1.13 2.40 0.8 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 2 4 1 21 5 40.0 59 14 24 5 50% .367 13.3 3.1 1.1 5.4 1.82 5.85 3.2 0.3
2009 LVG AAA 0 0 0 7 0 6.7 4 1 7 0 65% .235 5.4 1.3 0.0 9.4 0.75 5.37 1.2 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 5 2 0 56 0 68.7 74 21 63 8 47% .327 9.7 2.8 1.0 8.3 1.38 3.67 9.0 0.8
2011 LVG AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 1 0 3 0 25% .250 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.50 0.00 0.8 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 6 0 2 55 0 55.7 47 14 53 2 49% .296 7.6 2.3 0.3 8.6 1.10 2.26 11.5 1.2
2011 NHP AA 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 1 1 7 0 67% .111 1.8 1.8 0.0 12.6 0.40 0.00 1.4 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 1 1 22 62 0 63.7 44 11 67 7 44% .240 6.2 1.6 1.0 9.5 0.86 2.54 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR MLB 4 1 34 56 0 52.7 39 13 50 3 49% .254 6.7 2.2 0.5 8.5 0.99 2.56 7.7 0.8
2014 TOR MLB 3 2 20 41 0 37.7 39 6 23 5 40% .276 9.3 1.4 1.2 5.5 1.19 3.82 2.4 0.3
2014 NHP AA 0 0 0 3 2 3.0 3 0 2 0 60% .300 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 1.00 0.00 1.3 0.1
2014 DUN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 67% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.8 0.1

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
2009 711 0.5162 0.4380 0.8232 0.6131 0.2500 0.8756 0.6860 0.1768
2010 1198 0.5200 0.4391 0.8099 0.6019 0.2626 0.8640 0.6755 0.1901
2011 873 0.5166 0.4384 0.8058 0.6075 0.2536 0.8613 0.6636 0.1942
2012 944 0.5117 0.4576 0.7894 0.6087 0.2993 0.8537 0.6522 0.2106
2013 812 0.4754 0.4273 0.8012 0.5907 0.2793 0.8596 0.6891 0.1988
2014 578 0.5121 0.4792 0.8412 0.6655 0.2837 0.8985 0.7000 0.1588
Career51160.50940.44490.80940.61110.27110.86650.67560.1906

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-14 2014-07-20 DTD 6 2 - General Medical Illness -
2014-03-26 2014-05-11 15-DL 46 37 Left Low Back Strain - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-24 Camp 23 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-05-23 2013-05-29 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-02-15 2013-03-22 Camp 35 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery AC Joint Spurs - -
2012-11-16 2012-11-16 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery AC Joint Spurs 2012-11-16 -
2011-08-31 2011-09-03 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Tightness Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-06-15 2011-07-19 15-DL 34 29 Right Forearm Strain -
2009-06-14 2009-07-24 15-DL 40 32 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-03-27 2009-04-30 15-DL 34 23 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2009-03-20 2009-03-27 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2008-03-17 2008-09-29 60-DL 196 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2008-03-11 2008-03-17 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2006-07-08 2006-07-08 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-07-17 2005-07-26 Minors 9 0 Right Elbow Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $4,000,000
2013 TOR $3,900,000
2012 TOR $2,000,000
2011 TOR $1,095,000
2010 TOR $700,000
2009 TOR $413,900
2008 TOR $403,900
2007 TOR $385,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$8,898,000
2011Current$4,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$12,898,000
8 yrTotal$12,898,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 63 dJim McDowell2 years/$5.9M (2012-13), option

Details
  • 2 years/$5.9M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed extension with Toronto 2/13/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.2M-$1.8M). 12:$2M, 13:$3.9M, 14:$4M club option, no buyout. Toronto exercised 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$1.095M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2010). Re-signed by Toronto 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4139M (2009). Re-signed 3/3/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/30/09. Recalled 5/22/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/24/09. Recalled 8/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4039M (2008).
  • 1 year/$0.3852M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased 4/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-117). $0.15M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .227 .285 .306 .220
11 vs R (Multi) .198 .244 .350 .209
18 Split (Multi) .029 .041 -.044 .010
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .244 .300 .319 .236
31 vs R (2013) .135 .188 .270 .161
38 Split (2013) .109 .112 .049 .074
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Lots of closer news this week, but Casey Janssen sounds really banged up. Think Sergio Santos can hold it down all year?
(Tim from Ohio)
Certainly has the talent to do so but I do think Janssen gets a crack when he is healthy. When that is, is another question altogether. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Ben- Do you feel that Jason Grilli will come close to his save numbers fom last year? Do you think he'll have more saves than Casey Janssen? Thanks!
(chopper from indy)
Grilli's career is so weird. It shouldn't make sense that he's this good now, but, well he is. I don't have a good enough reason to tell you no, so sure, he can get to 30 saves again. I'd keep Melancon around as a handcuff, though. (Ben Carsley)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some underrated closers to target later in drafts? Do you like Casey Janssen or Jason Grilli?
(zissou from naples)
Grill probably falls into the underrated category. There is a lot of noise about Mark Melancon taking Grilli's job, but Grilli's numbers were solid last year and if he's healthy he probably hangs on. Greg Holland's walk rate was high last year, but the other numbers were strong and like Grilli the noise about Holland's set-up might keep the price low. Tom Wilhelmsen is a somewhat low profile but proved himself in 2012. I like Janssen if the health is there but the health gets me nervous. At least at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Closers are on the mind today. Thoughts on how the Jays' and Angels' closer situations play out?
(Carlester from Seaboard)
There was a story yesterday or the day before that Ryan Madson could miss the first week of the season, so Ernesto Frieri might get the ninth-inning job on Opening Day, but Madson (if healthy) should get the opportunities the rest of the way. In Toronto, given how well Casey Janssen performed last year and his success against both righty and lefty batters I'd consider him the favorite. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Casey Janssen (assuming he recovers well from recent surgery) is a top 5-10 closer in 2013? What do you expect from Carl Crawford in LA? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
I probably wouldn't project him to be, but I wouldn't be surprised if he were. There are very few late-inning relievers whom I'd be surprised to hear turned into a top 5-10 closer in any given season. I'm cautiously optimistic that Crawford won't be dead weight. He's not old enough or far enough removed from being good for me to write him off. (Ben Lindbergh)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Casey Janssen has thrown 5,760 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (84mph), Change (83mph) and Sinker (89mph).