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Pat Neshek PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date9-4-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 4 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.12012
-0.72013
1.12014
0.72015
0.42016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 MIN MLB 32 0 37.0 4 2 0 23 6 53 6 .258 104 5.6 1.5 1.5 12.9 33% .233 .179 0.78 2.92 2.19 64 2.62 58.8 1.2
2007 MIN MLB 74 0 70.3 7 2 0 44 27 74 7 .265 94 5.6 3.5 0.9 9.5 35% .220 .219 1.01 3.74 2.94 88 3.33 79.6 1.7
2008 MIN MLB 15 0 13.3 0 1 0 12 4 15 2 .256 101 8.1 2.7 1.4 10.1 32% .286 .252 1.20 3.76 4.72 91 3.65 92.1 0.3
2010 MIN MLB 11 0 9.0 0 1 0 7 8 9 1 .251 109 7.0 8.0 1.0 9.0 32% .250 .271 1.67 5.49 5.00 111 5.98 121.1 -0.1
2011 SDN MLB 25 0 24.7 1 1 0 19 22 20 4 .252 91 6.9 8.0 1.5 7.3 30% .231 .280 1.66 6.28 4.01 131 6.44 133.1 -0.5
2012 OAK MLB 24 0 19.7 2 1 0 10 6 16 3 .259 95 4.6 2.7 1.4 7.3 35% .137 .214 0.81 4.47 1.37 108 5.13 110.9 -0.1
2013 OAK MLB 45 0 40.3 2 1 0 40 15 29 6 .265 94 8.9 3.3 1.3 6.5 35% .268 .293 1.36 4.69 3.35 122 6.11 128.7 -0.7
2014 SLN MLB 71 0 67.3 7 2 6 44 9 68 4 .264 103 5.9 1.2 0.5 9.1 37% .233 .185 0.79 2.35 1.87 87 3.21 91.1 1.1
2015 HOU MLB 66 0 54.7 3 6 1 49 12 51 8 .269 104 8.1 2.0 1.3 8.4 34% .273 .247 1.12 3.91 3.62 106 3.60 92.9 0.7
2016 HOU MLB 60 0 47.0 2 2 0 33 11 43 6 .258 99 6.3 2.1 1.1 8.2 37% .216 .225 0.94 3.64 3.06 98 4.26 101.9 0.4
CareerMLB4230383.32819728112037847.262996.62.81.18.935%.236.2301.053.772.93984.0595.93.9

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2002 ELZ Rk 23 0 27.3 0 2 15 13 6 41 0 .000 4.3 2.0 0.0 13.5 0% .245 .000 0.70 1.53 0.99 0 0.00 0.0
2003 QUD A 28 0 34.3 3 2 14 20 11 53 0 .000 5.2 2.9 0.0 13.9 0% .282 .000 0.90 1.11 0.52 0 0.00 0.0
2003 FTM A+ 20 0 29.3 4 1 2 22 6 29 2 .000 6.8 1.8 0.6 8.9 0% .253 .000 0.96 2.67 2.15 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NBR AA 5 1 7.7 1 1 1 7 3 5 2 .000 8.2 3.5 2.3 5.8 0% .217 .000 1.30 6.91 5.84 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SCO Wnt 11 0 15.7 0 1 0 15 4 14 2 .000 8.6 2.3 1.1 8.0 0% -.650 .000 1.21 4.91 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
2004 FTM A+ 16 0 18.3 0 1 10 16 2 19 2 .000 7.9 1.0 1.0 9.3 0% .269 .000 0.98 2.89 2.95 0 0.00 0.0
2004 NBR AA 26 0 35.3 2 1 2 34 18 38 2 .000 8.7 4.6 0.5 9.7 0% .327 .000 1.47 3.44 3.82 0 0.00 0.0
2005 NBR AA 55 0 82.3 6 4 24 69 21 95 9 .262 85 7.5 2.3 1.0 10.4 42% .288 .233 1.09 3.11 2.19 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MIN MLB 32 0 37.0 4 2 0 23 6 53 6 .258 104 5.6 1.5 1.5 12.9 33% .233 .179 0.78 2.92 2.19 64 2.62 58.8
2006 ROC AAA 33 0 60.0 6 2 14 41 14 87 7 .248 92 6.2 2.1 1.1 13.1 50% .250 .184 0.92 2.44 1.95 49 0.74 58.2
2007 MIN MLB 74 0 70.3 7 2 0 44 27 74 7 .265 94 5.6 3.5 0.9 9.5 35% .220 .219 1.01 3.74 2.94 88 3.33 79.6
2008 MIN MLB 15 0 13.3 0 1 0 12 4 15 2 .256 101 8.1 2.7 1.4 10.1 32% .286 .252 1.20 3.76 4.72 91 3.65 92.1
2010 MIN MLB 11 0 9.0 0 1 0 7 8 9 1 .251 109 7.0 8.0 1.0 9.0 32% .250 .271 1.67 5.49 5.00 111 5.98 121.1
2010 FTM A+ 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 .230 89 13.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 29% .429 .376 2.50 4.44 13.50 106 5.68 110.1
2010 ROC AAA 30 0 39.3 5 1 1 40 13 25 4 .259 101 9.2 3.0 0.9 5.7 41% .288 .257 1.35 4.56 3.89 107 4.41 101.7
2011 SDN MLB 25 0 24.7 1 1 0 19 22 20 4 .252 91 6.9 8.0 1.5 7.3 30% .231 .280 1.66 6.28 4.01 131 6.44 133.1
2011 TUC AAA 24 0 26.3 1 2 3 29 10 13 5 .274 106 9.9 3.4 1.7 4.4 48% .282 .258 1.48 6.40 4.10 111 5.56 110.8
2012 OAK MLB 24 0 19.7 2 1 0 10 6 16 3 .259 95 4.6 2.7 1.4 7.3 35% .137 .214 0.81 4.47 1.37 108 5.13 110.9
2012 NOR AAA 35 0 44.0 3 2 11 42 7 49 1 .249 93 8.6 1.4 0.2 10.0 42% .345 .220 1.11 1.77 2.66 72 1.37 66.5
2013 OAK MLB 45 0 40.3 2 1 0 40 15 29 6 .265 94 8.9 3.3 1.3 6.5 35% .268 .293 1.36 4.69 3.35 122 6.11 128.7
2013 SAC AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 .253 85 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 67% .200 .346 1.00 8.07 0.00 93 4.01 100.5
2014 SLN MLB 71 0 67.3 7 2 6 44 9 68 4 .264 103 5.9 1.2 0.5 9.1 37% .233 .185 0.79 2.35 1.87 87 3.21 91.1
2015 HOU MLB 66 0 54.7 3 6 1 49 12 51 8 .269 104 8.1 2.0 1.3 8.4 34% .273 .247 1.12 3.91 3.62 106 3.60 92.9
2016 HOU MLB 60 0 47.0 2 2 0 33 11 43 6 .258 99 6.3 2.1 1.1 8.2 37% .216 .225 0.94 3.64 3.06 98 4.26 101.9

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 207 0.5459 0.4783 0.7172 0.6283 0.2979 0.7606 0.6071 0.2828
2010 175 0.4743 0.4343 0.7632 0.6265 0.2609 0.8462 0.5833 0.2368
2011 473 0.4947 0.3996 0.7778 0.5684 0.2343 0.8120 0.6964 0.2222
2012 326 0.5736 0.4908 0.7375 0.6364 0.2950 0.7983 0.5610 0.2625
2013 661 0.5219 0.4781 0.7690 0.6058 0.3386 0.7990 0.7103 0.2310
2014 973 0.6310 0.5180 0.7321 0.6401 0.3092 0.7684 0.6036 0.2679
2015 845 0.5775 0.5195 0.7768 0.6824 0.2969 0.8468 0.5566 0.2232
2016 681 0.5815 0.4963 0.7604 0.6237 0.3193 0.8097 0.6264 0.2396
Career43410.56670.48860.75680.63130.30120.80460.62050.2432

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
2010-04-29 2010-06-05 15-DL 37 34 Right Hand Inflammation Pulley Tendon In Middle Finger In Palm -
2010-04-15 2010-04-24 DTD 9 8 Right Fingers Inflammation Tendonitis Middle Finger -
2010-03-08 2010-03-13 Camp 5 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-02-21 2009-10-12 60-DL 233 163 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-11-11
2008-11-11 2008-11-11 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-11-11
2008-05-08 2008-10-01 60-DL 146 131 Right Elbow Sprain Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $6,500,000
2016 HOU $6,500,000
2015 HOU $5,500,000
2014 SLN $1,000,000
2013 OAK $975,000
2011 SDN $625,000
2010 MIN $625,000
2009 MIN $440,000
2008 MIN $435,000
2007 MIN $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$9,995,000
2011Current$6,500,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$16,495,000
1 yrFuture$6,500,000
11 yrTotal$22,995,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 159 dMeister Sports2 years/$12.5M (2015-16), 2017 option

Details
  • 2 years/$12.5M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option. Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/10/14. 15:$5.5M, 16:$6.5M, 17:$6.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. 2017 option may increase by $2.5M to $9M based on games finished. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Houston 11/4/16. Philadelphia exercised 2017 option 11/4/16.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Contract selected by St. Louis 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 11/28/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 45, 55, 65 games. DFA by Oakland 8/26/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/13. Contract selected by Oakland 9/3/13. Refused outright assignment by Oakland 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Baltimore 8/3/12. Contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by San Diego off waivers from Minnesota 3/20/11. DFA by San Diego 8/21/11. Sent to Triple-A on optional assignment 8/24/11. DFA by San Diego 9/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/11.
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/05. Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2002 (6-182) (Butler).

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20157.56.91.61.51.10.518.7

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .253 .308 .404 .251
11 vs R (Multi) .202 .245 .347 .222
18 Split (Multi) .051 .063 .057 .030
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .276 .333 .434 .262
31 vs R (2015) .219 .259 .414 .238
38 Split (2015) .058 .074 .020 .025
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Coming off a career year with the Cardinals in 2014, Neshek signed with the Astros to pitch the eighth and fell somewhere between superb and very good from March through August. September exploded his season like a scrap of cesium in a bowl of water. He struck out four of the 42 batters he faced, and put nearly half of them on base. As his team limped to the finish line and the bullpen lay in tatters, he continued to lob fastballs directly at the heart of the plate. Baseball is better with Neshek and his super-goofy delivery in it, so here's hoping he can fight his way back to something like his former self, if only to give him more time to add to his prodigious autograph collection.
2015 Fun math fact: The number of National League pitchers who worked more innings than Neshek last year and bettered his .186 TAv allowed is equal to the total number of monkeys that have flown out of Garth Algar's butt. The veteran submariner came out of nowhere to dominate in a setup role, relying heavily on an improved power sinker that was impossible to square up, along with his normally impressive slider and a glacial changeup that takes five heartbeats to reach the plate. Other highlights included his first All-Star Game appearance and the autographed Babe Ruth baseball John Lackey traded him for the right to wear number 41. Neshek can't possibly keep this up, but he's a good bet to continue his career-long success against same-side hitters, and if he can continue to hold his own against lefties he can work high-leverage innings in Houston.
2014 After three years spent trying to regain his pre-surgery form, a period which involved a lot of patience in the minors, the side-winding Neshek re-established himself with a full season of big-league baseball in Oakland. He has become increasingly reliant on his slider, topping 70 percent of his pitches overall, and opposing right-handed batters were treated with a slider-strict diet that reached an incredible 96 percent. The strategy has as much to do with the pitch's effectiveness as it does the lack of success with the rest of his arsenal, though left-handed hitters teed off on Neshek's fastball and changeup. Neshek's fly-ball tendencies despite extreme, Chad Bradfordian pitching mechanics are less a subject for sabermetric analysis and more for resolution through the Hegelian dialectic.
2013 More than three years removed from Tommy John surgery, the old sidewinder's stuff finally returned to pre-injury levels. Neshek's velocity gained three clicks from the previous season, with his fastball averaging 90-mph on the gun for the first time since 2008. Command was his greatest asset at his peak, but his 2010-11 walk rate was indicative of a pitcher who could not find his signature delivery on a consistent basis. The right-hander rediscovered his release point in 2012. Oakland was convinced of Neshek's resurgence, handing him just under a million bucks to keep his submarine docked at the marina in Jack London Square.
2012 The Padres signed Pat Neshek to a minor-league contract in the hope that he might be ready to contribute following a slow road back from 2008 Tommy John surgery. Poor velocity and poor command conspired to dash those hopes, and he was released after the season.
2011 It's been slow going for Neshek since having Tommy John surgery after the 2008 season. He missed all of 2009, then suffered a strain of the pulley tendon in the palm of his pitching hand in late April last season, an injury that was originally misdiagnosed (prompting Neshek to take to Twitter to complain) and kept him on the disabled list for five weeks. Once the side-arming Neshek returned, he did not have the same velocity on his fastball—his heater averaged only 85 mph, down four mph from his pre-surgery days—and he was forced to rely on his slider. That led to on-field struggles and a demotion to Triple-A, where he spent the majority of the season. His diminished strikeout rate at the lower levels does not inspire confidence in a 2011 rebound, though it is a possible that the second year back from being TJ'd will see him recover some strength.
2010 The Twins hope that Pat Neshek can return to form as a dominating sidearmer after missing all of 2009 recovering from elbow surgery.
2009 Pat Neshek underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-November, 2008 and will likely miss the entire season. He's the owner of a .176/.229/.298 line against righties, and he's the rare sidearmer who hs not completely neutralized by lefties, so he will be missed.
2008 More so than Guerrier, Neshek reacted badly to overwork last year after proving to be the best non-Nathan reliever in the Twins' bullpen. The side-armer threw in six straight games over seven days coming out of the All-Star break and wasn't the same after that; he'd posted a 1.49 ERA and 60/13 K/UIBB in 48 1/3 innings through that stretch, but a 6.14 ERA and 14/9 K/UIBB in his 22 innings after it. A winter of rest should do him wonders, but Ron Gardenhire has to watch his usage patterns in 2008, because he broke two of his best pitchers last year.
2007 It took the Twins awhile to trust a sidewinder in their bullpen, but, when they did, Neshek paid big dividends. In today`s version of baseball, with expanded bullpens and overly specialized left-handers, it was inevitable that we would one day see the ROOGY, the Righty One-Out GuY; Neshek is just that. Right-handers simply can`t pick up the ball out of his hand, and the fact that he can deliver a pitch with that motion in the low-90s makes him nearly impossible to hit, as evidenced by the .140/.159/.221 line righties put up against him in 86 at-bats. On the other hand, lefties slugged .511 off him. If you know how to use him, there`s a lot of high-leverage value here.
2006 Finally added to the 40-man roster, Neshek isn`t coming up courtesy of blazing stuff; he relies more on guile and command of a decent fastball-slider combo. He has a significant platoon split, allowing six of his nine homeruns to lefties. But without the sort of stuff or a trick delivery to make people overlook that sort of thing, he`s either going to have to really shine in camp or polish up a changeup in order to stick.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What needs more help: The Twins Bullpen or the White Sox Rotation?
(Brock D from Shakopee, MN)
The White Sox have enough depth to patch rotation issues--free Charlie Haeger! I'm not sure if the Twins can say the same about their bullpen, although persistent rumors that Pat Neshek might come back provide hope. It's interesting in that the Twins, for a few years, had these great no-name pens; now, they have Joe Nathan and dreams of Neshek. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it still possible that Pat Neshek may need some sort of surgery before his rehab is complete?
(mnsportsguy1 from Shakopee, MN)
Sadly, yes. This is a similar situation to Francisco Liriano. Neshek's a good dude and a Facebook friend. I'm rooting for him, but not hopeful. That motion was fun and effective, but untenable. It brings up the point of effectiveness versus efficiency, which is a very tough one. For a pitcher like Neshek, that funk got him to the bigs against the odds. For someone like Peavy or Felix Hernandez, it's VERY hard to change them given results. Of course, injuries have also been a part of their results. (Will Carroll)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, I noticed last year that Pat Neshek and Jonothan Broxton kind of wore out and fell apart at the end of the season. Are they, and other heavily used set up men, high risk this year?
(sorrento from cleveland, oh)
Yes, there was a recent article on the Phillies -- sorry, don't have a link handy -- that talked about usage. We don't have a good model for reliever usage yet, but it's likely a physiological model rather than a mathematical one. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtablePat Neshek makes his first appearance since May 8, 2008. Gives up a hit, but it comes to naught. (Dan Wade)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Pat Neshek has thrown 5,090 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Slider (83mph) and Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Change (68mph).