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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 329 521.3 24 44 110 4.92 7.9
Birth Date7-7-1973
Height6' 3"
Weight170 lbs
Age44 years, 2 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1998 SLN MLB 4 3 21.3 3 0 0 22 8 12 0 .244 99 9.3 3.4 0.0 5.1 64% .297 .247 1.41 3.06 2.95 111 5.12 106.1 0.2
1999 SLN MLB 29 28 163.0 5 14 0 173 71 113 16 .260 99 9.6 3.9 0.9 6.2 60% .304 .261 1.50 4.47 5.85 107 4.26 82.7 3.5
2000 COL MLB 72 0 70.7 5 2 24 63 28 44 4 .260 123 8.0 3.6 0.5 5.6 67% .266 .212 1.29 3.86 3.18 103 4.37 84.1 1.0
2001 COL MLB 56 0 55.0 6 1 17 56 22 37 6 .260 127 9.2 3.6 1.0 6.1 67% .291 .231 1.42 4.27 4.09 103 3.91 81.0 0.9
2002 COL MLB 74 0 73.3 2 10 41 76 11 47 7 .268 115 9.3 1.4 0.9 5.8 69% .289 .235 1.19 3.40 3.56 90 2.71 58.1 2.1
2003 COL MLB 63 7 101.7 2 10 20 137 32 45 7 .256 116 12.1 2.8 0.6 4.0 57% .341 .271 1.66 4.10 5.22 113 5.56 116.5 -0.0
2004 CLE MLB 31 0 36.3 1 7 8 45 14 21 6 .269 104 11.1 3.5 1.5 5.2 63% .312 .280 1.62 5.63 8.42 113 4.97 102.5 0.3
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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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1995 JCY Rk 14 14 90.3 5 7 0 81 25 85 3 .000 8.1 2.5 0.3 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.17 3.29 3.49 0 0.00 0.0
1996 PEO A 28 27 172.3 12 9 0 158 53 129 6 .000 8.3 2.8 0.3 6.7 0% .000 .000 1.22 3.32 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
1997 POT A+ 24 24 145.7 9 7 0 128 42 81 12 .000 7.9 2.6 0.7 5.0 0% .249 .000 1.17 4.27 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 4 3 21.3 3 0 0 22 8 12 0 .244 99 9.3 3.4 0.0 5.1 64% .297 .247 1.41 3.06 2.95 111 5.12 106.1
1998 ARK AA 26 26 179.7 15 6 0 156 68 88 9 .000 7.8 3.4 0.5 4.4 0% -.886 .000 1.25 4.35 3.11 0 0.00 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 29 28 163.0 5 14 0 173 71 113 16 .260 99 9.6 3.9 0.9 6.2 60% .304 .261 1.50 4.47 5.85 107 4.26 82.7
1999 MEM AAA 4 4 26.7 2 2 0 30 9 18 0 .000 10.1 3.0 0.0 6.1 0% -1.111 .000 1.46 3.28 3.03 0 0.00 0.0
2000 COL MLB 72 0 70.7 5 2 24 63 28 44 4 .260 123 8.0 3.6 0.5 5.6 67% .266 .212 1.29 3.86 3.18 103 4.37 84.1
2000 Lic Wnt 6 0 9.0 1 2 0 10 2 10 0 .000 10.0 2.0 0.0 10.0 0% -.833 .000 1.33 2.18 1.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 COL MLB 56 0 55.0 6 1 17 56 22 37 6 .260 127 9.2 3.6 1.0 6.1 67% .291 .231 1.42 4.27 4.09 103 3.91 81.0
2001 Lic Wnt 3 0 3.7 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .000 2.4 2.4 0.0 4.9 0% -.333 .000 0.54 4.22 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Mex Wnt 19 1 30.3 1 2 1 35 8 24 4 .000 10.4 2.4 1.2 7.1 0% -.838 .000 1.42 3.58 5.64 0 0.00 0.0
2002 COL MLB 74 0 73.3 2 10 41 76 11 47 7 .268 115 9.3 1.4 0.9 5.8 69% .289 .235 1.19 3.40 3.56 90 2.71 58.1
2003 COL MLB 63 7 101.7 2 10 20 137 32 45 7 .256 116 12.1 2.8 0.6 4.0 57% .341 .271 1.66 4.10 5.22 113 5.56 116.5
2003 lic Wnt 3 3 12.0 1 0 0 9 2 6 0 .000 6.8 1.5 0.0 4.5 0% -1.125 .000 0.92 2.61 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 31 0 36.3 1 7 8 45 14 21 6 .269 104 11.1 3.5 1.5 5.2 63% .312 .280 1.62 5.63 8.42 113 4.97 102.5
2004 BUF AAA 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 .000 9.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0% .429 .000 1.33 2.25 0.00 0 0.00 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

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
2004-04-12 2004-05-07 15-DL 25 20 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2001-08-23 2001-09-17 15-DL 25 17 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2001-07-08 2001-07-23 15-DL 15 12 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 CLE $1,025,000
2003 COL $3,600,000
2002 COL $1,937,500
2001 COL $345,000
2000 COL $245,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$7,152,500
5 yrTotal$7,152,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 11 dAdam Katz

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CLE 1/05 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 7/04 signed as a free agent from COL 1/04, 1 year/$1.025M (04)
  • FA after refusing sent outright to assignment to Triple-A 9/03
  • 1 year/$3.6M (03, avoided arbitration) 2/03 ($3.9M-$3.2M) avoided arbitration 1/02 1 year/$3.9375M ($2.275M - $1.6M)

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/25/2017 13:10 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2004 Early on, Jimenez appeared to have lost the touch on his sinker, but having an infield of Stynes, Hernandez, and Belliard while Juan Uribe was on the DL probably didn't help much. Since his sinker is the only thing that got him to and keeps him in the big leagues, he's that rare ace reliever who allows enough balls in play that he needs a team's best defensive alignment. It probably isn't coincidence that after July 1-once Uribe was playing short everyday-Jimenez's ERA was 4.10, including a seven-start stretch replacing Chacon in the rotation. On the right team, or more appropriately, with the right infield, Jimenez can be a significant asset.
2003 The Rockies find good relievers and theyíre usually stuck with them. Too many GMs canít see past the superficial scarring Coors can inflict on an ERA. For example, when the Rockies released Rick White in August, he cleared waivers. GMs took one look at his 6.20 ERA and blanched. But he had been very successful for the Rockies in 2001 and had been rated as one of the most underrated relievers in the league. His 4.11 road ERA in 2002 indicated he was still useful, but a bad showing at Coors blew up his overall numbers. Those who understand the Coors effect can pretend they donít and then use the inflated numbers to drive down the Rockiesí asking price until they have no choice but to get burned in the deal, release the player, or play him. The good news is that if their hitters ever come around, theyíll have a championship bullpen. Like Fuentes, Jimenez was much better at home last year. Of course exceptions donít prove rules; they disprove them. People just make far too much of the Coors effect.
2002 A one-inning closer is a luxury that the Rockies can't afford. Putting Jimenez, an ex-starter who would be a reasonable candidate to throw 90-100 innings in relief, in that role is a waste of resources. Shoulder problems limited him to 18 innings after the All-Star break; when he's healthy, he gets a ton of ground-ball outs. Look for him to bounce back in 2002.
2001 Jose Jimenez has started to develop a decent slider and forkball to complement his outstanding sinking fastball. Pitching as a closer, he rarely gets the work he needs to maintain his feel for anything but the sinker. Heíll continue to thrive in the closerís role, although heís cut out for a heavier workload than it provides.
2000 His amazing sinker makes him the ultimate one-trick pony, but mechanical problems kept even that from working consistently, as he'd leave it up where it could get hammered. When it does work, he can post stretches like the one in which he had five quality starts in six games, starting with the no-hitter. He's still learning to change speeds and get his slider working, and if he masters either, he'll stop redefining "maddening inconsistency." Moving to Coors, he'll be an interesting test case for how well an extreme groundball pitcher can succeed a mile up. Iím still optimistic about him, for no good reason.
1999 Thereís a considerable amount of argument about whether Jimenez is really a prospect. He has a great late-breaking sinker... and thatís it, except that he uses it to keep his infielders busy and his outfielders snoozing. Heís got a funky delivery and he throws strikes, but his stuff will never get much respect. With so many other problems on the major league staff, heís exactly the right kind of dark horse to ride in and claim a rotation spot, winning big if he has a tight infield and some run support. Iíve always liked one-trick ponies as long as the one trick is a showstopper.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!Chris Mosch2015-04-23
The Lineup Card: Eight of Our Favorite WTF Pitching PerformancesBaseball Prospectus2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: What to Do With PapelbonNate Silver2006-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Buying LowJoe Sheehan2005-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Up and DownJoe Sheehan2005-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Closer Situations in FluxJeff Erickson2005-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-8Christina Kahrl2004-07-10
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2004-07-06
Transaction Analysis: May 5-10Christina Kahrl2004-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 13-18, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-20
Prospectus Today: TiltJoe Sheehan2004-02-12
Dominican Winter League Report: Road to the FinalsCarlos J. Lugo2004-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The CentralsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: Down the Stretch They ComeCarlos J. Lugo2003-12-22
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsRany Jazayerli2003-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: Keeping Tabs on Some Interesting NamesCarlos J. Lugo2003-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 26-October 12Christina Kahrl2003-10-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-09
Prospectus Triple Play: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore OriolesBaseball Prospectus2003-04-23
Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-26
Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-23
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20


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