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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 1072 58 63 319 868 3.97 13.2
Birth Date4-24-1968
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
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
1993 HOU 25 27 0 37.3 0.0 37.3 1 2 2 2 0 0 150 28 14 13 4 44 15 13 1 25 3.13 4.31 5.42 -0.4 -0.0
1994 HOU 26 48 0 72.7 0.0 72.7 5 2 5 4 0 0 288 52 23 22 3 78 26 22 1 63 2.72 2.98 3.64 12.5 1.0
1995 HOU 27 68 0 99.7 0.0 99.7 6 5 15 5 0 0 442 89 38 34 8 135 52 35 6 96 3.07 3.93 3.70 16.8 1.6
1996 HOU 28 51 0 57.3 0.0 57.3 6 3 17 6 0 0 263 61 30 28 5 85 32 26 5 44 4.40 4.63 5.40 1.1 0.1
1997 DET 29 68 0 70.0 0.0 70.0 5 4 31 5 0 0 301 60 29 24 3 77 35 33 1 70 3.09 3.25 4.01 11.0 1.1
1998 DET 30 65 0 63.3 0.0 63.3 1 4 28 4 0 0 279 58 38 35 7 89 36 32 2 57 4.97 4.66 5.47 2.1 0.2
1999 DET 31 65 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 4 4 30 5 0 0 287 64 30 28 7 99 35 34 1 64 3.80 4.27 4.07 13.3 1.3
2000 DET 32 67 0 64.0 0.0 64.0 2 4 42 4 0 0 271 67 28 25 6 93 25 24 1 67 3.52 3.57 3.94 11.7 1.1
2001 DET 33 45 0 48.7 0.0 48.7 4 5 11 6 0 0 225 60 31 25 6 90 22 21 0 39 4.62 4.45 4.89 3.7 0.4
2001 MIN 33 24 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 1 0 2 2 0 0 89 27 8 7 3 41 7 7 0 15 3.26 4.65 5.48 0.8 0.1
2002 COL 34 79 0 82.3 0.0 82.3 1 4 1 2 0 0 352 84 43 43 10 135 28 25 3 73 4.70 3.81 4.53 12.7 1.4
2003 BOS 35 26 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 2 1 0 0 0 0 133 32 19 18 2 49 13 11 0 31 5.52 3.20 4.19 6.1 0.6
2003 COL 35 33 1 39.3 4.3 35.0 1 4 0 5 0 0 193 61 39 36 8 97 18 18 1 28 8.24 5.64 6.11 0.1 -0.0
2004 CIN 36 51 0 57.0 0.0 57.0 8 2 1 5 0 0 235 49 25 24 4 72 25 23 1 37 3.79 3.94 3.79 8.0 0.8
2004 PHI 36 27 0 25.3 0.0 25.3 3 3 1 1 0 0 123 35 14 14 3 49 8 5 5 22 4.97 4.30 3.98 4.6 0.4
2005 FLO 37 68 0 73.0 0.0 73.0 1 5 40 5 0 0 289 61 19 17 2 75 14 12 3 62 2.10 2.35 2.85 16.6 1.8
2006 DET 38 62 0 64.0 0.0 64.0 2 6 37 6 0 0 272 70 31 28 4 97 11 8 3 28 3.94 3.78 4.38 11.5 1.1
2007 DET 39 63 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 1 4 38 6 0 0 265 64 29 29 3 89 23 17 0 33 4.26 4.00 4.67 7.3 0.7
2008 DET 40 45 0 41.7 0.0 41.7 4 1 18 3 0 0 193 50 30 23 5 76 18 15 4 14 4.97 5.63 6.49 -3.5 -0.3
Career98211072.04.31067.75863319760046501072518473931570443381388683.973.954.43136.313.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1989 AUB A- 11 9 49.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 OSC A+ 27 27 151.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 OSC A+ 14 14 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CCH AA 10 10 55.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CCH AA 3 3 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TUC AAA 3 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 HOU MLB 27 0 37.3 5.42 73 .221 .264 .321 .399 .255 .229 95 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
1993 TUC AAA 41 0 48.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 HOU MLB 48 0 72.7 3.64 120 .194 .271 .334 .418 .258 .251 97 12.1 1.2 12.5 1.0
1995 HOU MLB 68 0 99.7 3.70 116 .251 .261 .329 .408 .255 .289 94 15.4 1.5 16.8 1.6
1996 HOU MLB 51 0 57.3 5.40 87 .264 .264 .330 .411 .254 .316 102 1.2 0.1 1.1 0.1
1996 TUC AAA 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB 68 0 70.0 4.01 118 .226 .267 .339 .424 .264 .297 98 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
1998 DET MLB 65 0 63.3 5.47 89 .254 .269 .337 .428 .263 .288 98 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
1999 DET MLB 65 0 66.3 4.07 122 .254 .276 .351 .441 .267 .317 99 13.3 1.3 13.3 1.3
2000 DET MLB 67 0 64.0 3.94 120 .241 .274 .346 .440 .263 .355 93 11.7 1.1 11.7 1.1
2001 DET MLB 45 0 48.7 4.89 99 .293 .268 .335 .442 .264 .342 99 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2001 MIN MLB 24 0 19.3 5.48 90 .284 .265 .327 .428 .257 .375 101 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2002 COL MLB 79 0 82.3 4.53 112 .245 .266 .336 .424 .266 .311 114 13.0 1.3 12.7 1.4
2003 BOS MLB 26 0 29.3 4.19 118 .268 .268 .328 .432 .263 .345 104 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2003 COL MLB 33 1 39.3 6.11 87 .319 .257 .323 .409 .254 .384 116 0.6 0.1 0.1 -0.0
2004 CIN MLB 51 0 57.0 3.79 115 .242 .268 .334 .432 .266 .268 95 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2004 PHI MLB 27 0 25.3 3.98 111 .309 .266 .333 .435 .267 .376 95 4.4 0.4 4.6 0.4
2005 FLO MLB 68 0 73.0 2.85 133 .204 .265 .327 .426 .261 .284 93 17.0 1.7 16.6 1.8
2006 DET MLB 62 0 64.0 4.38 117 .236 .274 .333 .428 .254 .292 106 11.5 1.1 11.5 1.1
2006 USA wor 2 0 1.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 DET MLB 63 0 61.3 4.67 106 .241 .269 .337 .421 .263 .296 101 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2008 DET MLB 45 0 41.7 6.49 67 .285 .267 .335 .418 .263 .296 103 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -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
1989 AUB A- 2 3 0 11 9 49.7 47 42 71 2 0% .000 8.5 7.6 0.4 12.9 1.79 5.43 0.0 0.0
1990 OSC A+ 12 10 0 27 27 151.3 124 109 106 2 0% .000 7.4 6.5 0.1 6.3 1.54 3.51 0.0 0.0
1991 CCH AA 4 3 0 10 10 55.3 51 39 37 2 0% .000 8.3 6.3 0.3 6.0 1.63 4.88 0.0 0.0
1991 OSC A+ 4 4 0 14 14 72.3 69 35 51 2 0% .000 8.6 4.4 0.2 6.3 1.44 4.36 0.0 0.0
1992 TUC AAA 0 1 0 3 0 4.0 1 10 4 0 0% .000 2.2 22.5 0.0 9.0 2.75 4.50 0.0 0.0
1992 CCH AA 1 2 0 3 3 18.0 20 6 20 1 0% .000 10.0 3.0 0.5 10.0 1.44 2.50 0.0 0.0
1993 HOU MLB 1 2 2 27 0 37.3 28 15 25 4 63% .229 6.8 3.6 1.0 6.0 1.15 3.13 -0.4 -0.0
1993 TUC AAA 4 2 12 41 0 48.7 49 31 45 5 0% .000 9.1 5.7 0.9 8.3 1.64 4.44 0.0 0.0
1994 HOU MLB 5 2 5 48 0 72.7 52 26 63 3 61% .251 6.4 3.2 0.4 7.8 1.07 2.72 12.5 1.0
1995 HOU MLB 6 5 15 68 0 99.7 89 52 96 8 54% .289 8.0 4.7 0.7 8.7 1.41 3.07 16.8 1.6
1996 HOU MLB 6 3 17 51 0 57.3 61 32 44 5 54% .316 9.6 5.0 0.8 6.9 1.62 4.40 1.1 0.1
1996 TUC AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 1 2 0 0 0% .000 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB 5 4 31 68 0 70.0 60 35 70 3 50% .297 7.7 4.5 0.4 9.0 1.36 3.09 11.0 1.1
1998 DET MLB 1 4 28 65 0 63.3 58 36 57 7 50% .288 8.2 5.1 1.0 8.1 1.48 4.97 2.1 0.2
1999 DET MLB 4 4 30 65 0 66.3 64 35 64 7 44% .317 8.7 4.7 0.9 8.7 1.49 3.80 13.3 1.3
2000 DET MLB 2 4 42 67 0 64.0 67 25 67 6 59% .355 9.4 3.5 0.8 9.4 1.44 3.52 11.7 1.1
2001 MIN MLB 1 0 2 24 0 19.3 27 7 15 3 59% .375 12.6 3.3 1.4 7.0 1.76 3.26 0.8 0.1
2001 DET MLB 4 5 11 45 0 48.7 60 22 39 6 68% .342 11.1 4.1 1.1 7.2 1.68 4.62 3.7 0.4
2002 COL MLB 1 4 1 79 0 82.3 84 28 73 10 57% .311 9.2 3.1 1.1 8.0 1.36 4.70 12.7 1.4
2003 BOS MLB 2 1 0 26 0 29.3 32 13 31 2 45% .345 9.8 4.0 0.6 9.5 1.53 5.52 6.1 0.6
2003 COL MLB 1 4 0 33 1 39.3 61 18 28 8 43% .384 14.0 4.1 1.8 6.4 2.01 8.24 0.1 -0.0
2004 CIN MLB 8 2 1 51 0 57.0 49 25 37 4 40% .268 7.7 3.9 0.6 5.8 1.30 3.79 8.0 0.8
2004 PHI MLB 3 3 1 27 0 25.3 35 8 22 3 48% .376 12.4 2.8 1.1 7.8 1.70 4.97 4.6 0.4
2005 FLO MLB 1 5 40 68 0 73.0 61 14 62 2 55% .284 7.5 1.7 0.2 7.6 1.03 2.10 16.6 1.8
2006 USA wor 0 0 0 2 0 1.1 3 0 2 0 0% .600 24.5 0.0 0.0 16.4 2.73 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 DET MLB 2 6 37 62 0 64.0 70 11 28 4 56% .292 9.8 1.5 0.6 3.9 1.27 3.94 11.5 1.1
2007 DET MLB 1 4 38 63 0 61.3 64 23 33 3 48% .296 9.4 3.4 0.4 4.8 1.42 4.26 7.3 0.7
2008 DET MLB 4 1 18 45 0 41.7 50 18 14 5 46% .296 10.8 3.9 1.1 3.0 1.63 4.97 -3.5 -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 660 0.5697 0.4606 0.9013 0.6303 0.2359 0.9114 0.8657 0.0987
Career6600.56970.46060.90130.63030.23590.91140.86570.0987

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-16 2008-09-28 15-DL 43 38 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2008-07-31 2008-08-15 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2006-04-02 2006-04-20 15-DL 18 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1996-08-18 1996-09-12 15-DL 25 24 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1996-07-20 1996-08-12 15-DL 23 20 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 DET $7,000,000
2007 DET $5,000,000
2006 DET $5,792,956
2005 FLO $1,100,000
2004 CIN, PHI $500,000
2003 COL, BOS $3,000,000
2002 COL $1,000,000
2001 DET, MIN $3,975,000
2000 DET $3,650,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$31,017,956
9 yrTotal$31,017,956

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 89 dAlan Hendricks1 yr/$7M (08)

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/12/07, 1 year/$7M (08)
  • signed as a free agent from FL 12/05, 2 year/$11M (06-07), 06:$6M, 07:$5M, undiscl amt deferred each year 06-07
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 12/04, 1 year/$1.1M (05)
  • acquired in trade from CIN 7/04 signed as a free agent from TB 3/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.45M (04)+$0.3M bonuses
  • released 3/04 signed as a free agent from BOS 1/04 (minor-league contract) recalled 9/03 signed as a free agent from COL 7/03
  • designated for assignment 6/03 COL exercised 03 option 10/02
  • 1 year/$1.3M (02)+$3M 03 club option $0.3M buyout
  • 02:$1M, signed as a free agent from DT 1/02 acquired in trade from DT 7/01 MIN picked up c$1.3M of 01 sal

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

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Diagnostics

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 By notching his 300th career save in September, Jones slid in behind Jose Mesa as the second-worst pitcher to ever reach that mark. He remains an unimpressive closer, surviving by keeping the ball down as much as possible. More than a quarter of his walks allowed the past two years have been intentional, including six last year. Regardless, he skirts the edge and could implode any minute now.
2007 The theoretical benefit of Jones`s approach, which involves avoiding walks and fly balls at all costs, is that it should prevent the multi-run innings that cost teams ballgames. In practice, Jones had eight outings in which he allowed two or more runs, six of which resulted in him taking the loss. With that said, Jones was much better in the second half after his hamstring quit bothering him, and the difference between his PERA (3.74) and Joel Zumaya`s (3.38) was much less than their raw ERAs would indicate. He`ll go into camp as the Tigers` closer and probably won`t have to endure a spring training battle.
2006 There is something hypnotic about save statisitics--GMs react to a `40` in the saves column like they`re looking at a centerfold. Jones is a great example; the Tigers dumped him in 2001 when he had an `11` in that column, but now that he`s had another 40-save season he`s desirable again. Jones did have a terrific year, finishing third in the NL in WXRL. His control was better than it had been at any other time in his career, with a walk rate that was by far a career low. Given his age, he`s a very shaky bet to repeat.
2005 Another element in the Phillies' master plan to counteract the injuries to their starting pitchers by acquiring as many washed-up middle relievers as possible, Jones pitched just well enough to extend his major league career by a season or two. The homophobia thing is old news now, but it was doubly ironic coming from someone whose mustache comes straight from central casting on a Chi Chi LaRue soundstage.
2003 The Rockies understand that when the goal is the World Series, there’s no difference between 75 wins and 25. A 75-team doesn’t really need a closer, so why keep two of them? In 2002, the Rockies’ attendance dropped below three million for the first time. In most cities the illusion of competitiveness has value, so this is a losing team that sees value in every one of its victories, but it has yet to be explained how a nondescript reliever is supposed to convince people to pony up for a season ticket.
2002 Jones was outspoken about how much he loved Detroit and the Tigers organization, which is a little odd considering the Tigers never even sniffed success during his time there. He's been a solid reliever in the past, but his peripheral numbers are getting scary; declining strikeout rates and increasing hit totals are not good trends. Look, someone's going to sign Jason Isringhausen to be their closer; you could do worse than Jones.
2001 His saves were up by a dozen from 1999, due more to opportunity than performance. Despite a lot of blather by the local press about his vastly improved slider and brand-spanking-new change-up, Todd Jones wasn’t appreciably better than he'd been in previous seasons. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers recognize that when they extend his contract. Ilitch isn’t exactly penurious and may offer Trevor Hoffman/Mariano Rivera money. While Jones is a pretty good pitcher, he’s nowhere near that level.
2000 He wasn’t the best reliever on the team, but as we pointed out with Brocail, using your second-best reliever as your closer really isn’t such a bad thing. In nearly half of his appearances, he came in to start the ninth inning with a two-run lead or better. Do you really need your best reliever in that spot? Even with a 3.80 ERA, he converted 30 of his 35 save opportunities. Jones is hopelessly overpaid because of his role; he’s really no better than Turk Wendell or Tim Crabtree, and he’s not likely to get any better.
1999 Here’s another example of the fallacy in thinking that “closers” somehow have a special talent that other relievers don’t. He sported an ERA near 5 and scared the Tiger faithful everytime he came in - yet with other pitchers (Brocail and later Anderson) pitching far more effectively, Jones was never in danger of losing his role during the season. He did blow only 4 saves, and he’s certainly better than his ERA last year. I imagine he’ll rebound this year, but he doesn’t merit his role - or the salary that comes with it.
1998 A very good reliever who will continue to be so for several years. There’s not a lot of overlap between strikeout pitchers and groundball pitchers, but those in that overlap tend to be really good, consistent pitchers. Jones is no exception. He’s a year away from making closer money.
1997 Not content with messing up Xavier Hernandez, the Astros have driven Jones, a hard thrower with wicked movement, into ineffectiveness and injury. Jones was saved from 100-inning seasons in 1994 and 1995 by the strike, and hasn’t been effective since mid-1995, after tossing 54 innings in just ten weeks before the All-Star Break. He’s going to scuffle for a while. Traded to Detroit; he’s their best closer candidate, but still has to recover from the 1995-96 damage.
1996  More than qualified to be a closer, and if Hudek reclaims that job he returns to being one of the 3 best set-up men in the game. Don't let his walks last year fool you 17 of them were intentional. His workload is a cause for concern, though, and his control deteriorated as the season progressed. If he's healthy, he's a threat to post an ERA in the ones.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances that German takes over the closer role from Farnsworth this year?
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
It's possible. But they might try Todd Jones and Mike Henneman first. (Paul Sporer)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Help me out. Doug Jones is the one who __________ while Todd Jones is the one who ____________.
(Winnie from Napa Valley)
Doug has the mullet and Todd has the awesome horseshow 'stache. Unfortunately there's no easy mnemonic device to keep that straight. Sorry! (Ian Miller)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dave Dombrowski has also made some questionable free agent deals with relievers: Troy Percival - $12M for 2 years when his K/IP rate was in freefall Todd Jones - over $17M for 3 years when he was never consistently great On the other hand, besides letting Lyon go, he's let others sign Jamie Walker and Fernando Rodney to long term deals. At least he doesn't tend to reward middle relievers with multi-year deals.
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
So much about relievers is guess-work. Both Percival and Jones were grasping at closers, and I understand the desperation if not the choices. At least he was aiming at the good part of the bullpen, not, as you said, at low-leverage middle relievers. Can I say again: Chan-Ho Park. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Will, Crank up The Mill! Are the Tigers really caught in no-man's land at this point? While the decision to be buyers or sellers is a difficult one for this team, there's not really much they could do, in terms of improving or dumping, anyway, right?
(Ryan from Atlanta)
They are in a tough position, but they're smart and creative. I think they could do a number of things that would help themselves if they choose to. They could deal Ivan Rodriguez for help, plug Brandon Inge in, and see what happens. They could deal Todd Jones or Joel Zumaya, given the reliever market. Never count out the Tigers. Dombrowski et al have proved themselves time and again. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Todd Jones threw 978 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Curve (72mph) and Change (81mph).