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Seth McClung PBrewers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 430.3 26 34 6 314 5.46 -0.9
Birth Date2-7-1981
Height6' 6"
Weight280 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2003 TBA MLB 12 5 38.7 33 25 25 6 .262 99 7.7 5.8 1.4 5.8 39% .250 .264 1.50 5.99 5.35 115 5.38 0.1
2005 TBA MLB 34 17 109.3 106 62 92 20 .270 102 8.7 5.1 1.6 7.6 35% .270 .290 1.54 5.64 6.59 108 5.59 -0.1
2006 TBA MLB 39 15 103.0 120 68 59 14 .260 107 10.5 5.9 1.2 5.2 39% .307 .287 1.83 5.88 6.29 124 6.58 -0.9
2007 MIL MLB 14 0 12.0 11 5 11 0 .245 103 8.2 3.8 0.0 8.2 56% .324 .241 1.33 2.84 3.75 97 5.33 0.0
2008 MIL MLB 37 12 105.3 93 55 87 10 .258 100 7.9 4.7 0.9 7.4 47% .279 .256 1.41 4.45 4.02 107 4.50 1.1
2009 MIL MLB 41 2 62.0 62 39 40 11 .259 99 9.0 5.7 1.6 5.8 39% .273 .279 1.63 6.01 4.94 126 5.52 -0.2
CareerMLB17751430.342525431461.2621028.95.31.36.640%.282.2761.585.415.461155.55-0.0

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1999 PRI Rk 13 10 45.7 53 48 46 3 .000 10.4 9.5 0.6 9.1 0% .000 .000 2.21 6.23 7.68
2000 CSC A 6 6 31.0 30 19 26 0 .000 8.7 5.5 0.0 7.5 0% .000 .000 1.58 3.66 3.19
2000 HUD A- 8 8 43.7 37 17 38 0 .000 7.6 3.5 0.0 7.8 0% .000 .000 1.24 2.98 1.85
2001 CSC A 28 28 164.3 142 53 165 6 .000 7.8 2.9 0.3 9.0 0% .000 .000 1.19 2.72 2.79
2002 BAK A+ 7 7 37.0 35 11 48 1 .000 8.5 2.7 0.2 11.7 0% .354 .000 1.24 2.44 2.92
2002 ORL AA 20 19 114.0 138 53 64 12 .000 10.9 4.2 0.9 5.1 0% .319 .000 1.68 4.89 5.37
2003 TBA MLB 12 5 38.7 33 25 25 6 .262 99 7.7 5.8 1.4 5.8 39% .250 .264 1.50 5.99 5.35
2004 CSC A 3 3 9.3 5 4 10 0 .000 4.8 3.9 0.0 9.7 0% .208 .000 0.97 2.61 0.00
2004 MNT AA 3 3 13.3 10 4 8 3 .000 6.8 2.7 2.0 5.4 0% .189 .000 1.05 6.00 4.74
2004 DUR AAA 11 0 13.7 10 7 12 0 .000 6.6 4.6 0.0 7.9 0% .270 .000 1.24 3.03 3.28
2005 TBA MLB 34 17 109.3 106 62 92 20 .270 102 8.7 5.1 1.6 7.6 35% .270 .290 1.54 5.64 6.59
2005 DUR AAA 6 3 18.3 23 6 19 1 .261 39 11.3 3.0 0.5 9.3 51% .393 .313 1.58 3.00 3.93
2006 TBA MLB 39 15 103.0 120 68 59 14 .260 107 10.5 5.9 1.2 5.2 39% .307 .287 1.83 5.88 6.29
2006 DUR AAA 14 0 16.1 16 2 26 1 .258 93 8.9 1.1 0.6 14.5 35% .389 .226 1.12 1.40 2.24
2007 MIL MLB 14 0 12.0 11 5 11 0 .245 103 8.2 3.8 0.0 8.2 56% .324 .241 1.33 2.84 3.75
2007 DUR AAA 40 0 58.7 38 43 68 3 .264 91 5.8 6.6 0.5 10.4 50% .254 .224 1.38 3.93 1.99
2007 NAS AAA 5 3 19.0 14 5 25 2 .261 89 6.6 2.4 0.9 11.8 50% .286 .202 1.00 3.06 1.42
2008 MIL MLB 37 12 105.3 93 55 87 10 .258 100 7.9 4.7 0.9 7.4 47% .279 .256 1.41 4.45 4.02
2009 MIL MLB 41 2 62.0 62 39 40 11 .259 99 9.0 5.7 1.6 5.8 39% .273 .279 1.63 6.01 4.94
2011 ROU AAA 19 11 78.0 93 34 49 6 .267 104 10.7 3.9 0.7 5.7 46% .332 .261 1.63 4.95 5.19
2012 IOW AAA 4 3 15.7 24 10 16 3 .246 95 13.8 5.7 1.7 9.2 44% .404 .339 2.17 6.22 6.32
2012 NAS AAA 21 20 103.3 121 60 80 16 .269 99 10.5 5.2 1.4 7.0 42% .322 .296 1.75 6.05 6.36

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 1723 0.4939 0.4277 0.8345 0.6040 0.2557 0.9008 0.6816 0.1628
2009 1101 0.4768 0.4218 0.8362 0.6076 0.2517 0.8871 0.7241 0.1595
Career28240.48720.42540.83520.60540.25410.89550.69820.1615

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
2009-07-25 2009-09-19 15-DL 56 51 Right Elbow Sprain -
2004-03-23 2004-08-03 60-DL 133 105 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-06-26
2003-05-23 2003-09-28 60-DL 128 115 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-06-26

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2009 MIL $1,662,500
2008 MIL $750,000
2007 MIL $750,000
2006 TBA $343,000
2005 TBA $320,000
2004 FLO $302,500
2003 TBA $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$4,428,000
7 yrTotal$4,428,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 111 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/10/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 7/30/12. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/13/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/23/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 7/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Florida as a free agent 2/2/10 (minor-league contract). $0.8M in majors. $50,000 in performance bonuses. Released by Florida 3/30/10.
  • 1 year/$1.6625M (2009). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Milwaukee 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee 12/12/07 (avoided arbitration). $50,000 in performance bonuses based on appearances.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Tampa Bay 7/28/07.
  • 1 year/$0.343M (2006).
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3025M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003).
  • Drafted 1999 (5-145). $0.35M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Seth McClung is referenced in the following articles.

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BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect ListSam Miller2015-02-19
The Lineup Card: Eight Memorable Final-Week StorylinesBaseball Prospectus2014-09-17
Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-06-30
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Transaction Analysis Blog: The Return of BrazobanR.J. Anderson2011-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
Painting the Black: Players Out of OptionsR.J. Anderson2011-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Napoli, oh NapoliChristina Kahrl2011-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-11-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!Christina Kahrl2010-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Fishing For SavesCraig Brown2010-03-15
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Prospectus Hit List: Beating the Holiday TrafficJay Jaffe2009-07-03
Prospectus Hit List: Closing InJay Jaffe2009-06-26
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Prospectus Idol Entry: The Importance of Throwing First Pitch StrikesBrian Oakchunas2009-05-24
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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus BrewersJay Jaffe2008-10-01
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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-27
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Prospectus Today: Justice in MilwaukeeJoe Sheehan2008-09-15
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Transaction of the Day: Beating the Deadline by WeeksChristina Kahrl2008-07-07
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UTK Wrap: Slugger Recoveries and Ace InjuriesWill Carroll2008-06-27
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)What in the hell is wrong with me? You guys ranked me a five star prospect and now I have no idea where the ball is going once it leaves my hand. What should the Brewers do with me? Me and Soup are truly "anchoring" our rotation.
(Manny Parra from Milwaukee)
What the hell *is* wrong with you, Manny? I thought you were supposed to be good, and I see you lit for double digits last night.

I don't recall if he has a minor league option remaining, or if there's an underlying injury problem he's been keeping quiet out of fear of losing his job - remember, he's had a litany of arm woes - but at this point I'd move Parra out of the rotation one way or another and give Seth McClung another shot there. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Games"lrgreen (NYC): BP in 2007 said that Seth McClung was 25 saves away from being the All-Time Saves leader for West Virginia natives. Who is the all-time leader in this robust category?"

Lew Burdette had 31 career saves, per BB-Ref, but 16 of those preceded Holtzman's invention of the save rule, and all of them preceded saves becoming an "official" stat in 1970. (Derek Jacques)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Gameslrgreen (NYC): "BP2007 said that Seth McClung was 25 saves away from being the All-Time Saves leader for West Virginia natives. Who is the all-time leader in this robust category?"

Lew Burdette!

baseball-reference is awesome. (Dave Pease)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Seth McClung threw 3,184 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph), Sinker (91mph) and Slider (83mph).