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Birth Date4-15-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.52010
-0.12011
-0.42012
-0.12013
-0.72014
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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
2007 CLE 22 9 9 49.3 49.3 0.0 4 2 0 0 1 2 207 54 26 25 2 73 12 12 4 25 4.56 3.80 4.83 3.9 0.4
2008 CLE 23 16 16 93.7 93.7 0.0 5 7 0 0 10 0 409 103 52 44 10 151 31 30 9 43 4.23 4.91 6.01 2.3 0.2
2009 CLE 24 25 19 121.7 109.3 12.3 7 9 1 0 10 0 539 140 69 60 9 194 57 56 2 59 4.44 4.59 5.18 8.8 0.9
2010 CLE 25 29 5 55.7 25.0 30.7 2 3 0 1 1 0 253 62 30 28 1 83 28 27 2 28 4.53 3.89 4.78 5.1 0.5
2011 NYA 26 11 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 2 1 0 1 0 0 50 13 4 4 0 14 5 5 2 6 3.38 3.91 3.65 1.9 0.2
2011 SEA 26 36 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 197 54 20 19 7 87 16 13 1 24 4.01 5.26 5.52 -3.3 -0.4
2012 TOR 27 22 16 100.7 86.0 14.7 4 6 0 0 6 0 430 100 56 51 17 171 37 36 5 48 4.56 5.54 6.45 -6.7 -0.4
2013 NYN 28 4 2 10.0 8.3 1.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 50 16 8 8 1 23 5 5 2 9 7.20 4.62 5.14 0.1 -0.0
2013 TOR 28 1 1 2.7 2.7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 2 2 0 2 5 5 0 0 6.75 8.70 12.24 -1.3 -0.1
Career15368487.0374.3112.7252914282214954426724147798196189272424.454.765.5310.81.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 BNC Rk 9 4 34.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 19 15 74.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MHV A- 8 8 43.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 25 23 142.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.908 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 1 1 5.0 3.61 118 .296 .238 .305 .369 .253 .500 96 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2006 KIN A+ 10 4 41.2 4.83 82 .238 .249 .324 .362 .249 .289 74 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2006 AKR AA 19 19 112.2 5.95 47 .254 .254 .323 .375 .257 .311 84 -6.4 -0.7 -6.4 -0.7
2007 CLE MLB 9 9 49.3 4.83 99 .257 .266 .321 .394 .251 .317 98 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2007 AKR AA 6 6 35.0 4.81 98 .209 .263 .341 .414 .257 .257 102 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2007 BUF AAA 16 15 96.3 5.13 85 .225 .269 .337 .403 .263 .299 95 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2008 CLE MLB 16 16 93.7 6.01 79 .260 .264 .330 .412 .260 .294 105 1.6 0.2 2.3 0.2
2008 BUF AAA 11 11 61.7 4.42 84 .248 .266 .335 .415 .270 .333 77 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2009 CLE MLB 25 19 121.7 5.18 94 .266 .263 .329 .420 .258 .318 102 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2009 AKR AA 2 2 7.3 5.12 84 .251 .282 .351 .417 .286 .286 100 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2009 COH AAA 3 3 10.3 8.12 49 .351 .274 .340 .421 .253 .463 120 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 CLE MLB 29 5 55.7 4.78 100 .260 .264 .328 .409 .257 .316 107 4.6 0.5 5.1 0.5
2010 LKC A 2 1 2.0 2.12 154 .296 .251 .337 .384 .259 .250 100 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 AKR AA 1 0 1.0 4.27 111 .144 .262 .323 .374 .244 .333 104 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 COH AAA 10 4 27.0 6.98 60 .275 .264 .335 .407 .256 .306 107 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2011 NYA MLB 11 0 10.7 3.65 123 .269 .243 .309 .373 .250 .351 106 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2011 SEA MLB 36 0 42.7 5.52 71 .318 .256 .322 .415 .264 .315 96 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2011 SWB AAA 2 1 3.7 5.87 45 .361 .249 .332 .377 .255 .357 78 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2012 TOR MLB 22 16 100.7 6.45 64 .268 .254 .314 .411 .260 .258 107 -6.5 -0.7 -6.7 -0.4
2012 LVG AAA 11 11 63.7 5.29 103 .270 .281 .343 .439 .270 .327 110 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2013 NYN MLB 4 2 10.0 5.14 78 .371 .236 .291 .353 .234 .455 104 0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.0
2013 TOR MLB 1 1 2.7 12.24 -79 .335 .260 .307 .385 .251 .222 102 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 ABQ AAA 12 11 61.0 7.34 61 .279 .266 .333 .410 .266 .288 111 -2.9 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2013 NAS AAA 11 11 49.7 6.79 52 .316 .269 .331 .403 .262 .344 97 -4.9 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2014 SYR AAA 25 21 147.0 4.78 98 .248 .259 .327 .386 .249 .307 99 5.9 0.6 4.7 0.7

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
2003 BNC Rk 3 1 0 9 4 34.0 22 15 46 0 0% .293 5.8 4.0 0.0 12.2 1.09 2.91 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 3 7 1 19 15 74.0 79 44 69 6 0% .327 9.6 5.4 0.7 8.4 1.66 6.45 0.0 0.0
2004 MHV A- 3 1 0 8 8 43.7 38 10 30 1 0% .270 7.8 2.1 0.2 6.2 1.10 1.24 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 7 7 1 25 23 142.3 123 52 69 5 0% -.908 7.8 3.3 0.3 4.4 1.23 3.23 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 8 2 6 0 50% .500 14.4 3.6 0.0 10.8 2.00 3.60 0.9 0.1
2006 AKR AA 8 3 0 19 19 112.2 121 33 61 9 58% .311 9.7 2.6 0.7 4.9 1.37 3.53 -6.4 -0.7
2006 KIN A+ 4 1 1 10 4 41.2 38 6 24 0 71% .289 8.3 1.3 0.0 5.2 1.07 2.18 2.7 0.3
2007 AKR AA 4 1 0 6 6 35.0 29 7 24 2 62% .257 7.5 1.8 0.5 6.2 1.03 2.31 2.8 0.3
2007 CLE MLB 4 2 0 9 9 49.3 54 12 25 2 64% .317 9.9 2.2 0.4 4.6 1.34 4.56 3.9 0.4
2007 BUF AAA 9 3 0 16 15 96.3 89 23 75 5 63% .299 8.3 2.1 0.5 7.0 1.16 3.08 2.5 0.2
2008 BUF AAA 6 2 0 11 11 61.7 72 18 47 2 51% .333 10.5 2.6 0.3 6.9 1.46 4.38 1.5 0.1
2008 CLE MLB 5 7 0 16 16 93.7 103 31 43 10 52% .294 9.9 3.0 1.0 4.1 1.43 4.23 2.3 0.2
2009 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 2 7.3 6 7 6 0 43% .286 7.4 8.6 0.0 7.4 1.78 3.70 0.3 0.0
2009 COH AAA 0 2 0 3 3 10.3 21 5 4 2 49% .463 18.3 4.4 1.7 3.5 2.52 11.36 -1.7 -0.2
2009 CLE MLB 7 9 1 25 19 121.7 140 57 59 9 50% .318 10.4 4.2 0.7 4.4 1.62 4.44 8.8 0.9
2010 CLE MLB 2 3 0 29 5 55.7 62 28 28 1 52% .316 10.0 4.5 0.2 4.5 1.62 4.53 5.1 0.5
2010 COH AAA 0 1 0 10 4 27.0 29 16 12 1 46% .306 9.7 5.3 0.3 4.0 1.67 3.67 -4.0 -0.4
2010 LKC A 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 2 0 3 1 80% .250 9.0 0.0 4.5 13.5 1.00 4.50 0.1 0.0
2010 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 100% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.1 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 0 1 0 2 1 3.7 5 2 1 0 43% .357 12.3 4.9 0.0 2.5 1.91 7.36 -0.9 -0.1
2011 NYA MLB 2 1 0 11 0 10.7 13 5 6 0 38% .351 11.0 4.2 0.0 5.1 1.69 3.38 1.9 0.2
2011 SEA MLB 1 1 0 36 0 42.7 54 16 24 7 54% .315 11.4 3.4 1.5 5.1 1.64 4.01 -3.3 -0.4
2012 TOR MLB 4 6 0 22 16 100.7 100 37 48 17 50% .258 8.9 3.3 1.5 4.3 1.36 4.56 -6.7 -0.4
2012 LVG AAA 3 5 0 11 11 63.7 77 20 38 6 56% .327 10.9 2.8 0.8 5.4 1.52 4.52 8.7 0.9
2013 NYN MLB 0 0 0 4 2 10.0 16 5 9 1 41% .455 14.4 4.5 0.9 8.1 2.10 7.20 0.1 -0.0
2013 ABQ AAA 4 3 0 12 11 61.0 72 22 29 12 55% .288 10.6 3.2 1.8 4.3 1.54 5.61 -3.4 -0.3
2013 NAS AAA 2 5 0 11 11 49.7 68 19 26 5 57% .344 12.3 3.4 0.9 4.7 1.75 7.25 -5.1 -0.5
2013 TOR MLB 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 2 5 0 0 67% .222 6.8 16.9 0.0 0.0 2.62 6.75 -1.3 -0.1
2014 SYR AAA 12 6 0 25 21 147.0 159 37 91 8 53% .307 9.7 2.3 0.5 5.6 1.33 3.67 4.7 0.7

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 1438 0.5007 0.4451 0.8500 0.6389 0.2507 0.9109 0.6944 0.1469
2009 1879 0.5317 0.4279 0.8744 0.5856 0.2489 0.9214 0.7489 0.1256
2010 1015 0.5103 0.4063 0.9029 0.5907 0.2133 0.9346 0.8113 0.0971
2011 878 0.5604 0.4841 0.8871 0.6646 0.2539 0.9235 0.7653 0.1129
2012 1548 0.5213 0.4393 0.8529 0.6506 0.2092 0.9257 0.6065 0.1456
2013 256 0.4883 0.4336 0.8468 0.6480 0.2290 0.9136 0.6667 0.1441
Career70140.5220.43810.86940.62380.23530.92210.71440.1293

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-26 2012-10-01 DTD 5 5 Left Shoulder Fatigue - -
2012-08-28 2012-09-02 DTD 5 5 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-07-20 2010-08-31 15-DL 42 38 Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-05-23 2009-07-08 15-DL 46 41 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-09-02 2008-09-28 DTD 26 25 Left Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 NYN $
2012 TOR $
2011 SEA $431,600
2010 CLE $421,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$853,500
2 yrTotal$853,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 89 dDave Pasti1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/23/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/27/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/7/13. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/23/13 after being DFA by NY Mets 4/21/13. DFA by Toronto 4/27/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/29/13 (refused assignment 4/30/13). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/30/13. Released by LA Dodgers 7/1/13. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/11/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012) Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/31/11 (minor-league contract, $0.8M in majors). Contract purchased by Toronto 4/9/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/4/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4316M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/11. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 8/19/11 after being DFA by Seattle 8/17/11. DFA by NY Yankees 8/21/11, sent to Triple-A on optional assignment 8/24/11. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Kansas City 10/11/11. Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4219M (2010). Re-signed 3/10/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4087M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09 (split contract, $0.134M in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 3/1/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 8/3/07.
  • Drafted 2003 (16-468) (Allegany HS, Foxburg, Md.). $0.363M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .335 .429 .272
11 vs R (Multi) .300 .384 .457 .297
18 Split (Multi) -.039 -.048 -.028 -.025
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .333 .435 .556 .322
31 vs R (2013) .400 .513 .500 .369
38 Split (2013) -.067 -.078 .056 -.047
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any updates on whether Aaron Laffey and/or Anthony Reyes will be ready for Spring Training? Reyes' shutdown seemed precautionary and less serious, but I'm not convinced Laffey will even pitch in 2009.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Both expected to be ready for Spring Training. I was about to say Winter Haven, but that's not right any more. I can't imagine how many times I'm going to say "Dodgertown" this spring. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Caleb, thanks for the chat. I think you have created an inaccurate memory of how great wfan is! You should hear these whiners. Anyway, I was wondering what your take on Aaron Laffey is. Great groundball guy, but he has shown great K/bb totals so far as well. Flukish or could he be a legit #3 type?
(James from NJ)
Impossible! 60,000 watts of clear-channel power, every Mets and Knicks game, Mike and the Maddog--man, that's all I listened to growing up. Can't speak for who's on now, though.

I'm real high on Laffey. Take a look at his PECOTA card (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pecota/laffeaa01.php), and that pretty red bar above "GB/FB," and that not-quite-as-pretty-but-still-nice one over "ISO." 22 homers in 609 2/3 career minor league innings. The key is keeping those walks down--if he does so he can be a #3, I think. (Caleb Peiffer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Aaron Laffey threw 7,658 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Cutter (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (87mph), also mixing in a Sinker (85mph), Change (80mph) and Curve (74mph).