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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 316.7 11 9 3 224 4.92 0.8
Birth Date5-21-1970
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1997 HOU 27 55 0 56.0 0.0 56.0 5 3 2 1 0 0 236 52 13 13 2 65 23 21 1 36 2.09 3.54 4.39 2.4 0.2
1998 CLE 28 14 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 85 29 21 21 3 48 12 12 0 9 12.89 7.11 7.10 -1.5 -0.1
1999 CLE 29 6 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 44 13 9 9 2 24 3 2 0 8 8.68 5.24 6.38 0.4 0.0
2000 CLE 30 31 0 33.3 0.0 33.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 143 32 16 15 3 47 15 13 1 21 4.05 4.57 5.16 1.7 0.2
2001 NYN 31 14 0 17.0 0.0 17.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 85 23 22 19 4 45 10 8 1 12 10.06 6.59 6.54 -2.1 -0.3
2002 TBA 32 2 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 3 3 0 10 1 1 0 1 16.20 3.66 3.61 0.5 0.0
2003 LAN 33 80 0 51.0 0.0 51.0 1 2 0 4 0 0 210 36 21 20 6 60 24 20 2 51 3.53 4.03 4.23 0.9 0.1
2004 ATL 34 29 0 17.0 0.0 17.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 72 17 7 7 4 31 5 3 0 12 3.71 5.48 6.63 -3.7 -0.4
2004 LAN 34 47 0 28.3 0.0 28.3 0 1 1 3 0 0 132 32 13 13 3 50 14 13 3 18 4.13 4.86 5.36 -1.0 -0.1
2005 ATL 35 4 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6 5 5 1 12 2 2 0 0 19.29 11.13 8.27 -1.0 -0.1
2006 COL 36 68 0 60.3 0.0 60.3 2 0 0 3 0 0 266 62 37 34 4 98 25 20 4 46 5.07 3.89 4.49 12.4 1.3
2007 COL 37 26 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 32 14 14 4 51 9 9 1 10 4.91 5.59 5.98 -0.2 -0.1
Career3760316.70.0316.711931600141533918117336541143124132244.924.625.168.80.8

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1989 ERI A- 7 7 40.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BLU Rk 8 8 39.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 WAU A 9 9 40.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KNC A 38 10 99.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 WLO A 39 2 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 HDS A+ 11 0 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 RCU A+ 47 1 59.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 GRN AA 36 6 74.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 GWN AAA 7 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CCH AA 57 0 75.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TUC AAA 5 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 HOU MLB 55 0 56.0 4.39 102 .233 .267 .337 .414 .261 .287 97 3.8 0.4 2.4 0.2
1998 CLE MLB 14 0 14.7 7.10 67 .372 .272 .339 .427 .265 .426 106 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
1998 BUF AAA 41 0 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 6 0 9.3 6.38 90 .290 .281 .346 .463 .269 .355 109 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
1999 AKR AA 3 3 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUF AAA 5 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 31 0 33.3 5.16 102 .238 .270 .343 .445 .262 .282 98 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2000 BUF AAA 9 3 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYN MLB 14 0 17.0 6.54 71 .346 .276 .335 .471 .264 .328 106 -1.9 -0.2 -2.1 -0.3
2001 BRO A- 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NOR AAA 23 0 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TBA MLB 2 0 1.7 3.61 121 .509 .235 .284 .396 .235 .556 95 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2002 DUR AAA 4 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 80 0 51.0 4.23 98 .229 .277 .353 .451 .273 .236 89 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.1
2004 ATL MLB 29 0 17.0 6.63 45 .285 .276 .350 .472 .281 .255 91 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2004 LAN MLB 47 0 28.3 5.36 80 .292 .272 .347 .435 .269 .309 96 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2005 ATL MLB 4 0 2.3 8.27 1 .491 .268 .339 .430 .276 .455 91 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2005 ROU AAA 20 0 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.935 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COL MLB 68 0 60.3 4.49 113 .252 .265 .334 .428 .265 .310 105 10.5 1.0 12.4 1.3
2007 COL MLB 26 0 25.7 5.98 87 .275 .270 .338 .433 .261 .301 111 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2007 CSP AAA 5 0 5.0 9.90 41 .274 .259 .328 .412 .255 .267 122 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -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
1989 ERI A- 0 5 0 7 7 40.7 42 25 44 2 0% .000 9.3 5.5 0.4 9.7 1.65 6.63 0.0 0.0
1989 BLU Rk 3 3 0 8 8 39.0 36 25 31 3 0% .000 8.3 5.8 0.7 7.2 1.56 4.62 0.0 0.0
1990 WAU A 2 3 0 9 9 40.0 31 27 45 1 0% .000 7.0 6.1 0.2 10.1 1.45 2.48 0.0 0.0
1991 KNC A 4 10 6 38 10 99.0 92 56 106 4 0% .000 8.4 5.1 0.4 9.6 1.49 3.64 0.0 0.0
1992 WLO A 2 6 3 39 2 55.0 62 22 57 3 0% .000 10.1 3.6 0.5 9.3 1.53 4.25 0.0 0.0
1992 HDS A+ 0 2 0 11 0 16.3 23 16 10 4 0% .000 12.7 8.8 2.2 5.5 2.39 9.39 0.0 0.0
1993 RCU A+ 1 4 0 47 1 59.3 72 39 53 4 0% .000 10.9 5.9 0.6 8.0 1.87 5.62 0.0 0.0
1994 GRN AA 5 6 0 36 6 74.0 82 27 51 6 0% .000 10.0 3.3 0.7 6.2 1.47 4.62 0.0 0.0
1995 GWN AAA 0 0 0 7 0 9.0 10 10 3 4 0% .000 10.0 10.0 4.0 3.0 2.22 9.00 0.0 0.0
1996 TUC AAA 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 6 2 1 0 0% .000 9.0 3.0 0.0 1.5 1.33 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 CCH AA 6 2 3 57 0 75.0 71 42 58 8 0% .000 8.5 5.0 1.0 7.0 1.51 3.24 0.0 0.0
1997 HOU MLB 5 3 2 55 0 56.0 52 23 36 2 53% .287 8.4 3.7 0.3 5.8 1.34 2.09 2.4 0.2
1998 CLE MLB 1 1 0 14 0 14.7 29 12 9 3 41% .426 17.8 7.4 1.8 5.5 2.80 12.89 -1.5 -0.1
1998 BUF AAA 3 1 0 41 0 36.0 46 13 35 4 0% .000 11.5 3.2 1.0 8.8 1.64 6.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 0 1 0 6 0 9.3 13 3 8 2 30% .355 12.5 2.9 1.9 7.7 1.71 8.68 0.4 0.0
1999 BUF AAA 1 0 0 5 0 6.0 5 1 6 1 0% .000 7.5 1.5 1.5 9.0 1.00 3.00 0.0 0.0
1999 AKR AA 0 0 0 3 3 9.0 4 3 9 0 0% .000 4.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0.78 1.00 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 1 0 0 31 0 33.3 32 15 21 3 46% .282 8.6 4.0 0.8 5.7 1.41 4.05 1.7 0.2
2000 BUF AAA 0 1 0 9 3 10.0 12 1 4 1 0% .000 10.8 0.9 0.9 3.6 1.30 3.60 0.0 0.0
2001 NYN MLB 1 0 0 14 0 17.0 23 10 12 4 38% .328 12.2 5.3 2.1 6.4 1.94 10.06 -2.1 -0.3
2001 NOR AAA 2 1 1 23 0 23.0 31 10 24 4 0% .000 12.1 3.9 1.6 9.4 1.78 6.26 0.0 0.0
2001 BRO A- 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 0 0% .000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 TBA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 5 1 1 0 0% .556 27.0 5.4 0.0 5.4 3.60 16.20 0.5 0.0
2002 DUR AAA 0 0 2 4 0 3.3 3 1 6 0 0% .429 8.2 2.7 0.0 16.4 1.21 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 1 2 0 80 0 51.0 36 24 51 6 53% .236 6.4 4.2 1.1 9.0 1.18 3.53 0.9 0.1
2004 ATL MLB 0 1 0 29 0 17.0 17 5 12 4 29% .255 9.0 2.6 2.1 6.4 1.29 3.71 -3.7 -0.4
2004 LAN MLB 0 1 1 47 0 28.3 32 14 18 3 47% .309 10.2 4.4 1.0 5.7 1.62 4.13 -1.0 -0.1
2005 ROU AAA 0 0 5 20 0 27.3 33 13 13 4 0% -.935 10.9 4.3 1.3 4.3 1.68 3.63 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 0 0 0 4 0 2.3 6 2 0 1 0% .455 23.1 7.7 3.9 0.0 3.43 19.29 -1.0 -0.1
2006 COL MLB 2 0 0 68 0 60.3 62 25 46 4 50% .310 9.2 3.7 0.6 6.9 1.44 5.07 12.4 1.3
2007 CSP AAA 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 6 1 4 2 24% .267 10.8 1.8 3.6 7.2 1.40 7.20 -1.1 -0.1
2007 COL MLB 0 0 0 26 0 25.7 32 9 10 4 46% .301 11.2 3.2 1.4 3.5 1.60 4.91 -0.2 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-03-03 2009-03-27 Camp 24 0 Right Wrist Fracture -
2007-03-29 2007-04-24 15-DL 26 20 Left Groin Strain -
2002-04-23 2002-09-30 15-DL 160 144 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2001-05-13 2001-08-15 15-DL 94 83 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2000-06-13 2000-08-04 15-DL 52 45 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1999-04-03 1999-08-09 60-DL 128 110 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 1999-01-05 -
1999-01-05 1999-01-05 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1999-01-05 -
1998-08-30 1998-09-19 15-DL 20 18 Right Groin Strain - -
1998-04-30 1998-05-18 15-DL 18 17 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1997-05-31 1997-06-15 15-DL 15 14 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 COL $700,000
2006 COL $550,000
2005 ATL $1,900,000
2004 LAN $1,400,000
2001 NYN $362,500
2000 CLE $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,137,500
6 yrTotal$5,137,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 5 d

Details
  • released 3/22/09 signed as a free agent from LAD 08-09 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/10/08
  • signed as a free agent from COL 1/25/08 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 7/20/07
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/06, 1 year/$0.8M (07)+08 mutual option
  • 07:$0.7M, 08:mutual option @ $0.8M+earned 07 performance bonus ($0.1M buyout)
  • if 08 option exercised, player may void
  • performance bonus:$50K each 65,70,75 g
  • award bonus:$25K All-Star, $0.1M CY ($50K 2-5th), $0.1M Rolaids ($50K 2-5th), $75K LCSMVP, $0.1M WSMVP
  • club will not offer salary arbitration
  • contract purchased 4/06 signed as a free agent from HOU 1/06, 1 year/$0.55M (06) (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 4/05 (minor-league contract) released 4/05 acquired in trade from LA 7/04 04:$1.4M, 05:$1.9M
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/03, 2 year/$3.3M (04-05)
  • recalled 3/03 released 10/02 recalled 4/02 1 year/$362,500+bonuses to $0.45M signed 1/02 (minor-league contract) declared FA 10/01 sent outright to Triple-A 10/01 optioned to Triple-A 8/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Veteran LOOGY Tom Martin hasn't gotten lefties out since 2003. After being released in July, he's most likely done.
2007 A testament to just how long a southpaw`s career can last, Martin signed a minor league deal with the Rockies last January, made the team, and eventually took over the LOOGY role more by default than through his own performance, which included better success against right-handers and a dismal 6.23 ERA after the break. With the departure of King and Affeldt`s possible return to a starting role, the Rockies will bring back Martin for his age-37 season.
2005 Martin's never worked more than 56 innings in a season, and he has a career ERA that's comfortably worse than the league average over that same span. In other words, despite narrow and carefully crafted deployment, he's still been mostly lousy. Why not Ray Aguilar again?
2001 Situational left-handers are like beers: too many of them are bad for you, but you can’t have just one. Last year was the closest Tom Martin has come since 1997 to having a full season in the majors, but he still missed almost two months with shoulder tendinitis. He’s your basic second lefty.
2000 A torn labrum kept him out until the All-Star break, which means it isn’t his fault that the team casually discarded Ron Villone. He still has better stuff than your average left-handed specialist, so the Indians’ pen will be better if he and Rincon are healthy in 2000, with Paul Assenmacher sticking to modeling a new beard color in “Just For Men” commercials.
1998 Martin made his case to make the team in the Arizona Fall League, where he flashed his 90+ fastball. He’s working on a curveball. It isn’t often that a useful pitcher gets away from the Braves, but it had to happen eventually. Like many of the Astros’ relievers, he got stronger as the season went on. Taken by the Diamondbacks in the Expansion Draft and shipped to Cleveland in the Matt Williams deal.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: The UndeciderChristina Kahrl2011-03-03
Transaction Analysis: Backup Wheels within WheelsChristina Kahrl2008-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Getting Down to Fighting WeightJay Jaffe2007-07-20
Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Relief in the MountainsJoe Sheehan2007-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Claussen Pickle, Revisited: An Analysis of Traded Braves Prospects, 1990-2004Jay Jaffe2005-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 20-27Christina Kahrl2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-03-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston AstrosNate Silver2004-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Playoff Health Report: NLWill Carroll2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Pitching Martyrs at the Wall Edition, National LeagueSteven Goldman2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Deadline's Prospects, Part 2Dayn Perry2004-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-2Christina Kahrl2004-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: EpilogueJoe Sheehan2004-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2004-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Getting SeparationJoe Sheehan2004-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMaking the Most of Your Inheritance: The League's Best Relievers at Stranding RunnersMichael Wolverton2004-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
Prospectus Today: Where Credit is DueJoe Sheehan2003-06-06
Not-in-Book Players: 37 Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2003-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26
Transaction Analysis: April 14-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-17
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Tom Martin threw 30 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Curve (77mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph) and Sinker (89mph).