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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
19 1548.7 80 109 321 1038 4.36 11.3
Birth Date5-22-1966
Height6' 3"
Weight170 lbs
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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
1987 BAL 21 6 5 31.3 28.3 3.0 1 3 0 0 2 1 143 38 23 21 7 69 15 15 0 17 6.03 6.13 6.82 -1.3 -0.1
1990 BAL 24 7 7 46.7 46.7 0.0 3 2 0 0 5 0 202 37 20 20 2 52 27 25 1 24 3.86 4.14 4.92 1.8 0.2
1991 BAL 25 23 23 123.7 123.7 0.0 6 11 0 0 7 1 566 151 86 82 11 221 62 60 3 64 5.97 4.61 5.32 3.7 0.4
1992 BAL 26 13 12 67.7 65.3 2.3 3 8 0 0 3 1 300 77 41 39 9 123 27 26 2 22 5.19 5.15 4.98 1.0 0.1
1992 CLE 26 15 15 93.0 93.0 0.0 4 4 0 0 10 1 400 92 45 43 5 123 43 43 2 40 4.16 4.08 4.81 6.0 0.7
1993 CLE 27 34 33 208.7 207.7 1.0 10 12 0 0 14 5 897 232 122 114 21 335 62 60 7 118 4.92 4.17 4.88 19.0 1.9
1994 CLE 28 51 0 73.0 0.0 73.0 7 5 2 6 0 0 315 71 33 31 3 92 26 19 3 63 3.82 3.20 3.97 17.2 1.7
1995 CLE 29 62 0 64.0 0.0 64.0 3 0 46 2 0 0 250 49 9 8 3 62 17 15 0 58 1.12 2.73 3.29 15.8 1.5
1996 CLE 30 69 0 72.3 0.0 72.3 2 7 39 5 0 0 304 69 32 30 6 94 28 24 3 64 3.73 3.84 4.43 12.6 1.2
1997 CLE 31 66 0 82.3 0.0 82.3 4 4 16 5 0 0 356 83 28 22 7 118 28 25 3 69 2.40 3.70 4.11 11.8 1.2
1998 CLE 32 44 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 3 4 1 3 0 0 244 61 36 31 7 91 20 17 4 35 5.17 4.94 5.89 1.4 0.1
1998 SFN 32 32 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 5 3 0 1 0 0 139 30 14 12 1 39 18 16 0 28 3.52 3.43 4.44 2.0 0.1
1999 SEA 33 68 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 3 6 33 5 0 0 325 84 42 38 11 121 40 36 4 42 4.98 5.99 6.79 -5.2 -0.5
2000 SEA 34 66 0 80.7 0.0 80.7 4 6 1 3 0 0 372 89 48 48 11 143 41 41 5 84 5.36 4.62 4.76 6.9 0.6
2001 PHI 35 71 0 69.3 0.0 69.3 3 3 42 4 0 0 291 65 26 18 4 89 20 18 2 59 2.34 3.01 3.02 14.8 1.5
2002 PHI 36 74 0 75.7 0.0 75.7 4 6 45 9 0 0 331 65 26 25 5 95 39 32 4 64 2.97 3.75 3.76 10.1 1.0
2003 PHI 37 61 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 5 7 24 4 0 0 273 71 44 42 7 107 31 29 1 45 6.52 4.65 4.79 3.3 0.3
2004 PIT 38 70 0 69.3 0.0 69.3 5 2 43 5 0 0 295 78 26 25 6 113 20 17 1 37 3.25 3.92 4.76 2.2 0.2
2005 PIT 39 55 0 56.7 0.0 56.7 2 8 27 7 0 0 257 61 30 30 7 93 26 23 3 37 4.76 4.83 5.72 1.0 0.2
2006 COL 40 79 0 72.3 0.0 72.3 1 5 1 7 0 0 315 73 32 31 9 114 36 30 5 39 3.86 5.35 6.47 -2.6 -0.2
2007 DET 41 16 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 59 19 16 16 3 35 6 6 0 9 12.34 6.65 8.70 -3.6 -0.4
2007 PHI 41 40 0 39.0 0.0 39.0 1 2 1 1 0 0 170 34 32 24 6 60 19 17 2 20 5.54 5.77 7.26 -5.2 -0.5
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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
1983 FLO A 28 27 141.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 FLO A 7 7 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 KIN A+ 10 9 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 KIN A+ 30 20 106.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 VEN A+ 24 24 142.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 KNX AA 9 8 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 BAL MLB 6 5 31.3 6.82 62 .307 .281 .353 .462 .282 .298 100 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
1987 KNX AA 35 35 193.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ROC AAA 11 2 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 HAG AA 3 3 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ROC AAA 7 1 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 7 7 46.7 4.92 84 .244 .261 .322 .400 .263 .236 97 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
1990 HAG AA 15 15 79.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 ROC AAA 4 4 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BAL MLB 23 23 123.7 5.32 80 .300 .265 .332 .406 .269 .329 99 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
1991 ROC AAA 8 8 51.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BAL MLB 13 12 67.7 4.98 83 .303 .260 .330 .391 .269 .283 98 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
1992 CLE MLB 15 15 93.0 4.81 95 .256 .259 .326 .385 .266 .281 105 6.0 0.7 6.0 0.7
1993 CLE MLB 34 33 208.7 4.88 99 .262 .266 .334 .409 .263 .306 101 19.0 1.9 19.0 1.9
1994 CLE MLB 51 0 73.0 3.97 126 .232 .268 .340 .423 .263 .309 101 17.2 1.7 17.2 1.7
1995 CLE MLB 62 0 64.0 3.29 135 .187 .267 .340 .417 .262 .267 98 15.8 1.5 15.8 1.5
1996 CLE MLB 69 0 72.3 4.43 118 .234 .275 .348 .444 .269 .310 100 12.6 1.2 12.6 1.2
1997 CLE MLB 66 0 82.3 4.11 114 .256 .270 .340 .425 .264 .305 97 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
1998 CLE MLB 44 0 54.0 5.89 88 .270 .270 .334 .435 .264 .303 103 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
1998 SFN MLB 32 0 30.7 4.44 102 .253 .264 .327 .406 .255 .315 98 1.7 0.2 2.0 0.1
1999 SEA MLB 68 0 68.7 6.79 71 .293 .273 .344 .427 .260 .320 99 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2000 SEA MLB 66 0 80.7 4.76 100 .281 .274 .341 .440 .260 .338 89 6.9 0.6 6.9 0.6
2001 PHI MLB 71 0 69.3 3.02 132 .234 .268 .337 .438 .267 .296 93 14.8 1.5 14.8 1.5
2002 PHI MLB 74 0 75.7 3.76 111 .243 .265 .336 .420 .264 .274 94 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
2003 PHI MLB 61 0 58.0 4.79 91 .297 .271 .335 .432 .264 .339 95 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2004 PIT MLB 70 0 69.3 4.76 89 .258 .269 .336 .435 .266 .312 92 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2005 PIT MLB 55 0 56.7 5.72 79 .279 .270 .337 .439 .267 .293 103 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.2
2006 COL MLB 79 0 72.3 6.47 73 .255 .271 .337 .434 .267 .283 105 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.2
2007 DET MLB 16 0 11.7 8.70 21 .365 .263 .326 .406 .256 .390 100 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2007 PHI MLB 40 0 39.0 7.26 58 .262 .270 .330 .423 .257 .228 106 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2007 TOL AAA 1 1 2.0 2.29 144 .178 .261 .339 .423 .275 .286 88 0.8 0.1 0.8 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
1983 FLO A 6 12 0 28 27 141.3 153 93 91 14 0% .000 9.7 5.9 0.9 5.8 1.74 5.48 0.0 0.0
1984 KIN A+ 5 2 0 10 9 50.7 51 28 24 2 0% .000 9.1 5.0 0.4 4.3 1.56 3.91 0.0 0.0
1984 FLO A 4 3 0 7 7 38.3 38 25 35 3 0% .000 8.9 5.9 0.7 8.2 1.64 3.76 0.0 0.0
1985 KIN A+ 5 10 1 30 20 106.7 110 79 71 11 0% .000 9.3 6.7 0.9 6.0 1.77 6.16 0.0 0.0
1986 KNX AA 2 2 0 9 8 41.3 40 23 30 6 0% .000 8.7 5.0 1.3 6.5 1.53 4.36 0.0 0.0
1986 VEN A+ 10 6 0 24 24 142.3 141 58 113 6 0% .000 8.9 3.7 0.4 7.1 1.40 3.86 0.0 0.0
1987 KNX AA 10 13 0 35 35 193.3 206 104 115 19 0% .000 9.6 4.8 0.9 5.4 1.60 5.21 0.0 0.0
1987 BAL MLB 1 3 0 6 5 31.3 38 15 17 7 44% .298 10.9 4.3 2.0 4.9 1.69 6.03 -1.3 -0.1
1988 ROC AAA 0 3 0 11 2 15.7 21 14 15 2 0% .000 12.0 8.0 1.1 8.6 2.23 8.60 0.0 0.0
1989 HAG AA 0 0 0 3 3 13.0 9 4 12 0 0% .000 6.2 2.8 0.0 8.3 1.00 1.38 0.0 0.0
1989 ROC AAA 0 2 0 7 1 10.0 10 6 3 2 0% .000 9.0 5.4 1.8 2.7 1.60 5.40 0.0 0.0
1990 HAG AA 5 5 0 15 15 79.0 77 30 72 4 0% .000 8.8 3.4 0.5 8.2 1.35 3.42 0.0 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 3 2 0 7 7 46.7 37 27 24 2 47% .236 7.1 5.2 0.4 4.6 1.37 3.86 1.8 0.2
1990 ROC AAA 1 2 0 4 4 26.0 21 12 23 2 0% .000 7.3 4.2 0.7 8.0 1.27 2.42 0.0 0.0
1991 BAL MLB 6 11 0 23 23 123.7 151 62 64 11 38% .329 11.0 4.5 0.8 4.7 1.72 5.97 3.7 0.4
1991 ROC AAA 3 3 0 8 8 51.3 37 30 48 4 0% .000 6.5 5.3 0.7 8.4 1.31 3.86 0.0 0.0
1992 BAL MLB 3 8 0 13 12 67.7 77 27 22 9 42% .283 10.2 3.6 1.2 2.9 1.54 5.19 1.0 0.1
1992 CLE MLB 4 4 0 15 15 93.0 92 43 40 5 35% .281 8.9 4.2 0.5 3.9 1.45 4.16 6.0 0.7
1993 CLE MLB 10 12 0 34 33 208.7 232 62 118 21 45% .306 10.0 2.7 0.9 5.1 1.41 4.92 19.0 1.9
1994 CLE MLB 7 5 2 51 0 73.0 71 26 63 3 52% .309 8.8 3.2 0.4 7.8 1.33 3.82 17.2 1.7
1995 CLE MLB 3 0 46 62 0 64.0 49 17 58 3 54% .267 6.9 2.4 0.4 8.2 1.03 1.12 15.8 1.5
1996 CLE MLB 2 7 39 69 0 72.3 69 28 64 6 47% .310 8.6 3.5 0.7 8.0 1.34 3.73 12.6 1.2
1997 CLE MLB 4 4 16 66 0 82.3 83 28 69 7 43% .305 9.1 3.1 0.8 7.5 1.35 2.40 11.8 1.2
1998 CLE MLB 3 4 1 44 0 54.0 61 20 35 7 49% .303 10.2 3.3 1.2 5.8 1.50 5.17 1.4 0.1
1998 SFN MLB 5 3 0 32 0 30.7 30 18 28 1 52% .315 8.8 5.3 0.3 8.2 1.57 3.52 2.0 0.1
1999 SEA MLB 3 6 33 68 0 68.7 84 40 42 11 44% .320 11.0 5.2 1.4 5.5 1.81 4.98 -5.2 -0.5
2000 SEA MLB 4 6 1 66 0 80.7 89 41 84 11 44% .338 9.9 4.6 1.2 9.4 1.61 5.36 6.9 0.6
2001 PHI MLB 3 3 42 71 0 69.3 65 20 59 4 49% .296 8.4 2.6 0.5 7.7 1.23 2.34 14.8 1.5
2002 PHI MLB 4 6 45 74 0 75.7 65 39 64 5 49% .274 7.7 4.6 0.6 7.6 1.37 2.97 10.1 1.0
2003 PHI MLB 5 7 24 61 0 58.0 71 31 45 7 45% .339 11.0 4.8 1.1 7.0 1.76 6.52 3.3 0.3
2004 PIT MLB 5 2 43 70 0 69.3 78 20 37 6 48% .312 10.1 2.6 0.8 4.8 1.41 3.25 2.2 0.2
2005 PIT MLB 2 8 27 55 0 56.7 61 26 37 7 47% .293 9.7 4.1 1.1 5.9 1.54 4.76 1.0 0.2
2006 COL MLB 1 5 1 79 0 72.3 73 36 39 9 47% .283 9.1 4.5 1.1 4.9 1.51 3.86 -2.6 -0.2
2007 DET MLB 1 1 0 16 0 11.7 19 6 9 3 43% .390 14.7 4.6 2.3 6.9 2.14 12.34 -3.6 -0.4
2007 PHI MLB 1 2 1 40 0 39.0 34 19 20 6 47% .228 7.8 4.4 1.4 4.6 1.36 5.54 -5.2 -0.5
2007 TOL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 2 0 1 0 86% .286 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.8 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
2007-04-17 2007-05-05 15-DL 18 15 Right Groin Strain -
1991-08-21 1991-09-06 15-DL 16 13 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 DET $2,500,000
2007 PHI $2,500,000
2006 COL $2,000,000
2005 PIT $2,000,000
2004 PIT $800,000
2003 PHI $4,750,000
2002 PHI $4,200,000
2001 PHI $2,900,000
2000 SEA $3,950,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$25,600,000
8 yrTotal$25,600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
17 y 28 dMitch Frankel

Details
  • signed as a free agent from DET 6/9/07
  • released 6/3/07
  • signed as a free agent from COL 12/06, 1 year/$2.5M (07)+performance bonus:$50K each 30,35,40,45,50 games finished
  • award bonus:$75K All-Star, $50K Rolaids ($50K 2nd-5th), $0.1M CY ($0.1M 2nd, $50K 3rd), $50K LCSMVP, $0.1M WSMVP
  • CO declined $3M 07 option 11/06
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 12/05, 1 year/$2.5M (06)+$3M 07 club option ($0.5M buyout), 06:$2M, 07:$3M club option ($0.5M buyout)
  • PIT declined 06 option 10/05
  • re-signed 11/04, 1 year/$2.5M (05), plus $4M 06 club option $0.5M buyout
  • 05:$2M
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 1/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.8M+$0.45M bonuses
  • PHI declined 04 opt
  • USAT:$5.2M 03 comp
  • 1 year/$4.75M (03)+$5.5M 04 club option
  • 1-year/$4.75M extension 4/02
  • 04:$5.5M club option $0.25M buyout
  • option vests with 55 games finished in `03
  • 2 year/$6.8M (01-02) incl $1M signing bonus
  • 01:$2.4M, 02:$3.4M
  • $2.2M in additional bonuses
  • signed as a free agent from 11/00

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 Referencing Pat Gillick's stint as general manager of the Mariners in the 2006 edition of this book we wrote, "Those who forget Jose Mesa are condemned to repeat him." It's sadly predictable truths about human nature like that one that have allowed Joe Table to become one of just 13 pitchers in major league history to appear in over 1,000 games. He really doesn't have anything left to offer, but there is always another GM who prefers to watch a veteran get his head beat in than give a youngster a chance.
2007 Although he`s aging far more gracefully than any early-nineties Baltimore Orioles fan would have ever thought possible, 2006 was not a success for Mesa. His relatively low ERA was a mirage caused by stranding an unusually high number of runners on base, and he routinely harmed the team in his high-leverage setup role. His otherwise uniformly declining peripherals mean that the Tigers have needlessly acquired a remarkable booby prize. Say goodbye to that hideous purple pitching glove, and hello to an orange road mitt.
2006 We always thought GM Dave Littlefield continued to re-up Jose Mesa in the hopes of flipping him to a contender at the deadline. However, Littlefield seemed curiously uninterested in actually trading Joe Table. As a result, two years in Pittsburgh seemed like a decade for those waiting with bated breath for Mesa to become a Yankee. Mercifully, the Pirates bought out their 2006 option on Mesa, making him a free agent. He occasionally vacillates his way into a quality season, but at age 39 those days are likely behind him. The Rockies have signed him to a one-year deal to set up Brian Fuentes, which could turn out to be the ugliest thing to hit baseball since Don Mossi.
2005 Senor Smokeless has been pretty fun, all things considered. No, he's not a great closer, but you have to credit him with persistence and occasional usefulness in his career. He'll have especially bad stretches, and he's almost always pitching his way into trouble, but if you're paying him cheaply and hoping to peddle him to a suitably desperate contender at the deadline, he's handy. Signing him to a one-year deal plus an option that won't be picked up was about right, but Littlefield needs to deal him for the first useful offer, should one come.
2003 Mesa’s control deteriorated dramatically in the second half of last season, making him nowhere near as effective as he’d been in 2001. Given that many observers believe he’s several years older than he claims—his oldest son was born in 1979—Mesa should be near the end of the line. He could implode any time now.
2002 The gamble worked, sort of. Mesa had his most effective season since he cost the Indians the 1997 World Series, and he was the Phils’ top reliever last year. On the other hand, he showed plenty of signs that the Jose Mesa who ignited rallies around the majors the previous three years is still there. While Mesa wasn't the disaster many analysts, including ours, predicted, his cost exceeded his value, a situation that will only get worse as his contract progresses.
2001 The breeze felt around the Puget Sound region in early November was a collective sigh of relief from Mariner fans when the team bought out the final year of Jose Mesa's contract. Not only is he painful to watch on a performance level, but he is an agonizingly slow worker. The combination tests the limits of human suffering, kind of like self-amputation with an emery board. Mesa signed a two-year deal with the Phillies and goes into camp as the closer.
2000 So that's all it takes to be a closer? Insiders claim his statistics are grotesque because he was battered in non-save situations and focuses better when the game hangs in the balance. Malarkey. He has lost five mph off his fastball since his heyday, and his command keeps deteriorating. Mesa is as good a bet to completely collapse as any reliever in the game.
1999 He's no Steve Reed, but then few pitchers are. Although a handful of terrible outings made it seem bad, Mesa allowed only one homerun and had only one blown save with the Giants. Still a good pitcher to have in the bullpen, as long as you aren't paying him closer wages, which Seattle will do for a few years. Has a great chance to go Ayala on the Mariners; tonight’s forecast is hail storms in the power alleys.
1998 Ultimately, he pitched just fine. Got off to another terrible start, then went 3-0 with 13 saves and an 0.97 ERA after the All-Star break. He’s less dominant every year and lefties hit .309 against him in 1997, so there is some cause for concern. But he hasn’t passed any critical points yet.
1997 Not surprisingly, Joe Table did not remain almost untouchable. He really only suffered through a particularly brutal June (11.70 ERA for the month). The Indians are coming up to a tough decision with Mesa, because their farm system is filled with excellent bullpen options, and no closer is worth what Mesa is making. If the Indians flop in ’97, don’t be surprised to see Mesa as one of the first rats off the sinking ship.
1996  The Orioles were never able to get effective work from him, but he improved immediately after coming to Cleveland. After a year and a half of effective starting, he was moved to the pen in 1994. Without having to pace himself, able to just rear back and fire, his strikeouts climbed and his hits against fell.

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jose Mesa threw 287 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph), Curve (78mph), Slider (89mph) and Splitter (85mph).