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Birth Date10-6-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age43 years, 11 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
1.42010
1.42011
1.02012
0.22013
0.72014
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WARP Summary

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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
1993 TEX 22 2 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 4 2.70 5.40 4.72 0.2 0.0
1994 TEX 23 43 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 4 0 2 3 0 0 226 40 24 19 4 56 35 31 6 50 3.42 4.70 6.59 -0.3 -0.0
1995 TEX 24 17 7 49.0 35.0 14.0 4 2 0 0 3 0 222 47 25 23 3 67 32 31 1 39 4.22 4.36 4.57 8.1 0.8
1996 TEX 25 30 30 173.7 173.7 0.0 14 6 0 0 12 3 777 190 97 90 20 290 76 73 10 112 4.66 4.94 5.47 24.5 2.3
1997 TEX 26 32 32 201.3 201.3 0.0 13 12 0 0 15 3 887 213 111 94 29 355 82 79 11 104 4.20 5.37 5.75 17.3 1.6
1998 SLN 27 10 10 57.0 57.0 0.0 4 4 0 0 6 1 256 64 31 27 7 100 23 22 0 29 4.26 4.86 5.93 -0.9 -0.1
1998 TEX 27 19 19 103.3 103.3 0.0 6 7 0 0 6 0 493 140 84 75 11 213 43 42 10 58 6.53 5.02 5.05 16.6 1.5
1999 SLN 28 30 30 196.3 196.3 0.0 9 9 0 0 16 2 842 197 96 93 16 294 74 70 11 119 4.26 4.22 4.98 30.6 2.8
2000 TEX 29 21 21 108.0 108.0 0.0 2 9 0 0 5 2 501 151 95 89 16 249 42 39 4 49 7.42 5.52 5.92 8.0 0.7
2001 TEX 30 28 28 154.0 154.0 0.0 11 11 0 0 10 0 696 189 109 103 23 313 65 65 6 104 6.02 5.07 5.22 15.3 1.6
2002 BOS 31 14 9 58.0 47.3 10.7 4 5 0 0 3 0 258 70 30 30 7 101 27 27 6 32 4.66 5.23 5.83 0.7 -0.0
2003 COL 32 33 32 180.3 177.7 2.7 13 11 0 0 15 0 786 201 108 101 21 322 61 58 8 88 5.04 4.66 5.30 25.2 2.5
2004 FLO 33 18 8 58.7 39.7 19.0 2 3 0 1 1 0 260 75 44 42 13 134 17 16 1 33 6.44 5.63 6.43 -5.2 -0.5
2004 HOU 33 9 2 14.0 6.0 8.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 54 12 6 6 1 18 4 4 0 13 3.86 2.88 3.35 2.6 0.2
2006 NYN 35 45 0 81.0 0.0 81.0 4 1 0 3 0 0 333 70 33 31 13 126 21 19 3 60 3.44 4.60 5.48 -0.3 -0.0
2007 ANA 36 61 0 64.3 0.0 64.3 3 1 0 4 0 0 273 58 31 27 5 84 23 21 1 51 3.78 3.85 4.68 6.5 0.6
2008 ANA 37 54 0 72.0 0.0 72.0 7 1 0 4 0 0 291 67 24 23 5 100 16 14 4 48 2.88 3.57 3.76 13.8 1.4
2009 ANA 38 63 1 73.0 4.0 69.0 5 1 0 4 0 0 293 61 22 22 5 89 22 14 5 65 2.71 3.36 4.12 11.6 1.2
2010 TEX 39 64 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 1 2 1 3 0 0 244 53 20 17 4 79 15 11 2 65 2.48 2.61 3.11 13.3 1.4
2011 TEX 40 61 0 51.0 0.0 51.0 5 5 2 6 0 0 215 47 17 13 3 62 11 10 1 44 2.29 2.81 2.89 12.8 1.4
2012 TOR 41 62 0 56.7 0.0 56.7 3 4 2 2 0 0 221 43 13 13 3 59 15 15 4 52 2.06 2.91 3.52 9.7 1.0
2013 TOR 42 50 0 49.0 0.0 49.0 3 4 0 3 0 0 204 47 24 21 6 78 15 14 2 40 3.86 4.08 4.60 1.6 0.2
Career7662291915.71303.3612.311898733921183462037104596021631947206759612594.514.555.10211.820.5

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 GAS A 24 23 122.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 GAS A 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PCH A+ 2 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PCH A+ 8 2 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TUL AA 3 3 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TEX MLB 2 0 3.3 4.72 99 .246 .248 .316 .382 .249 .125 98 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
1993 TUL AA 46 0 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TEX MLB 43 0 50.0 6.59 75 .249 .272 .340 .435 .265 .275 100 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
1994 OKL AAA 6 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TEX MLB 17 7 49.0 4.57 111 .261 .267 .335 .419 .262 .299 101 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
1996 TEX MLB 30 30 173.7 5.47 104 .267 .272 .339 .430 .264 .304 105 24.5 2.3 24.5 2.3
1996 PCH A+ 2 1 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TEX MLB 32 32 201.3 5.75 94 .261 .272 .340 .431 .266 .278 109 15.4 1.5 17.3 1.6
1998 SLN MLB 10 10 57.0 5.93 69 .282 .262 .323 .402 .250 .289 98 -1.5 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1
1998 TEX MLB 19 19 103.3 5.05 106 .299 .267 .332 .424 .263 .348 106 15.9 1.6 16.6 1.5
1998 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 30 30 196.3 4.98 101 .244 .267 .337 .428 .258 .291 101 21.7 2.0 30.6 2.8
2000 TEX MLB 21 21 108.0 5.92 92 .297 .278 .347 .444 .265 .346 102 7.9 0.7 8.0 0.7
2000 TUL AA 1 1 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OKL AAA 7 7 32.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TEX MLB 28 28 154.0 5.22 96 .290 .269 .336 .430 .267 .334 102 13.0 1.3 15.3 1.6
2001 TUL AA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OKL AAA 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 14 9 58.0 5.83 77 .293 .260 .328 .413 .262 .339 97 1.3 0.1 0.7 -0.0
2002 MEM AAA 5 5 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 33 32 180.3 5.30 94 .264 .261 .323 .415 .257 .296 108 14.7 1.5 25.2 2.5
2004 FLO MLB 18 8 58.7 6.43 56 .303 .265 .332 .429 .262 .316 95 -4.7 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2004 HOU MLB 9 2 14.0 3.35 125 .211 .261 .333 .430 .262 .306 95 3.4 0.3 2.6 0.2
2005 IOW AAA 3 3 13.3 6.99 66 .380 .261 .330 .437 .270 .439 101 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.0
2005 TUC AAA 4 4 18.3 6.35 77 .320 .284 .349 .473 .277 .375 100 0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2006 NYN MLB 45 0 81.0 5.48 77 .240 .263 .330 .425 .262 .242 91 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 ANA MLB 61 0 64.3 4.68 105 .237 .272 .340 .432 .268 .275 101 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2008 ANA MLB 54 0 72.0 3.76 123 .228 .266 .334 .414 .262 .284 104 13.8 1.4 13.8 1.4
2009 ANA MLB 63 1 73.0 4.12 116 .222 .265 .332 .422 .261 .286 102 11.6 1.2 11.6 1.2
2010 TEX MLB 64 0 61.7 3.11 138 .227 .258 .326 .400 .255 .310 113 13.3 1.4 13.3 1.4
2011 TEX MLB 61 0 51.0 2.89 143 .231 .255 .323 .398 .262 .282 115 12.8 1.4 12.8 1.4
2012 TOR MLB 62 0 56.7 3.52 126 .200 .260 .326 .429 .269 .272 107 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
2013 TOR MLB 50 0 49.0 4.60 95 .267 .258 .321 .409 .269 .291 101 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2013 DUN A+ 2 2 2.0 1.35 172 .003 .274 .341 .413 .273 .000 103 1.4 0.1 1.4 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 GAS A 8 7 0 24 23 122.3 86 82 108 4 0% .000 6.3 6.0 0.3 7.9 1.37 3.16 0.0 0.0
1990 GAS A 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 1 4 2 0 0% .000 4.5 18.0 0.0 9.0 2.50 13.50 0.0 0.0
1991 PCH A+ 0 1 0 2 2 8.0 6 3 12 1 0% .000 6.8 3.4 1.1 13.5 1.12 4.50 0.0 0.0
1992 TUL AA 0 1 0 3 3 14.3 15 4 14 1 0% .000 9.4 2.5 0.6 8.8 1.33 3.15 0.0 0.0
1992 PCH A+ 1 0 2 8 2 25.0 11 10 33 0 0% .000 4.0 3.6 0.0 11.9 0.84 0.72 0.0 0.0
1993 TEX MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.3 2 1 4 1 44% .125 5.4 2.7 2.7 10.8 0.90 2.70 0.2 0.0
1993 TUL AA 7 5 6 46 0 73.3 51 41 77 1 0% .000 6.3 5.0 0.1 9.5 1.26 1.96 0.0 0.0
1994 TEX MLB 4 0 2 43 0 50.0 40 35 50 4 63% .275 7.2 6.3 0.7 9.0 1.50 3.42 -0.3 -0.0
1994 OKL AAA 0 0 1 6 0 7.3 1 3 6 0 0% .000 1.2 3.7 0.0 7.4 0.55 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 TEX MLB 4 2 0 17 7 49.0 47 32 39 3 45% .299 8.6 5.9 0.6 7.2 1.61 4.22 8.1 0.8
1996 TEX MLB 14 6 0 30 30 173.7 190 76 112 20 44% .304 9.8 3.9 1.0 5.8 1.53 4.66 24.5 2.3
1996 PCH A+ 0 1 0 2 1 12.0 8 3 9 1 0% .000 6.0 2.2 0.8 6.8 0.92 3.00 0.0 0.0
1997 TEX MLB 13 12 0 32 32 201.3 213 82 104 29 41% .278 9.5 3.7 1.3 4.6 1.47 4.20 17.3 1.6
1998 TEX MLB 6 7 0 19 19 103.3 140 43 58 11 45% .348 12.2 3.7 1.0 5.1 1.77 6.53 16.6 1.5
1998 SLN MLB 4 4 0 10 10 57.0 64 23 29 7 61% .289 10.1 3.6 1.1 4.6 1.53 4.26 -0.9 -0.1
1998 OKL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 1 1 0 0% .000 3.6 1.8 0.0 1.8 0.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 9 9 0 30 30 196.3 197 74 119 16 48% .291 9.0 3.4 0.7 5.5 1.38 4.26 30.6 2.8
2000 TEX MLB 2 9 0 21 21 108.0 151 42 49 16 50% .346 12.6 3.5 1.3 4.1 1.79 7.42 8.0 0.7
2000 OKL AAA 2 1 0 7 7 32.0 22 14 28 2 0% .000 6.2 3.9 0.6 7.9 1.12 1.97 0.0 0.0
2000 TUL AA 0 1 0 1 1 4.7 10 2 5 0 0% .000 19.1 3.8 0.0 9.6 2.55 11.49 0.0 0.0
2001 TEX MLB 11 11 0 28 28 154.0 189 65 104 23 51% .334 11.0 3.8 1.3 6.1 1.65 6.02 15.3 1.6
2001 OKL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 0 3 0 0% .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 TUL AA 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 4 2 5 1 0% .000 7.2 3.6 1.8 9.0 1.20 5.40 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 4 5 0 14 9 58.0 70 27 32 7 56% .339 10.9 4.2 1.1 5.0 1.67 4.66 0.7 -0.0
2002 MEM AAA 0 2 0 5 5 16.0 17 17 9 1 0% .314 9.6 9.6 0.6 5.1 2.12 7.88 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 13 11 0 33 32 180.3 201 61 88 21 46% .296 10.0 3.0 1.0 4.4 1.45 5.04 25.2 2.5
2004 FLO MLB 2 3 0 18 8 58.7 75 17 33 13 44% .316 11.5 2.6 2.0 5.1 1.57 6.44 -5.2 -0.5
2004 HOU MLB 1 0 0 9 2 14.0 12 4 13 1 35% .306 7.7 2.6 0.6 8.4 1.14 3.86 2.6 0.2
2005 TUC AAA 1 0 0 4 4 18.3 33 3 8 3 63% .375 16.2 1.5 1.5 3.9 1.97 6.39 -0.1 -0.0
2005 IOW AAA 0 3 0 3 3 13.3 28 5 10 3 48% .439 18.9 3.4 2.0 6.8 2.48 13.53 -0.6 -0.0
2006 NYN MLB 4 1 0 45 0 81.0 70 21 60 13 50% .242 7.8 2.3 1.4 6.7 1.12 3.44 -0.3 -0.0
2007 ANA MLB 3 1 0 61 0 64.3 58 23 51 5 48% .275 8.1 3.2 0.7 7.1 1.26 3.78 6.5 0.6
2008 ANA MLB 7 1 0 54 0 72.0 67 16 48 5 49% .284 8.4 2.0 0.6 6.0 1.15 2.88 13.8 1.4
2009 ANA MLB 5 1 0 63 1 73.0 61 22 65 5 46% .286 7.5 2.7 0.6 8.0 1.14 2.71 11.6 1.2
2010 TEX MLB 1 2 1 64 0 61.7 53 15 65 4 49% .310 7.7 2.2 0.6 9.5 1.10 2.48 13.3 1.4
2011 TEX MLB 5 5 2 61 0 51.0 47 11 44 3 43% .282 8.3 1.9 0.5 7.8 1.14 2.29 12.8 1.4
2012 TOR MLB 3 4 2 62 0 56.7 43 15 52 3 46% .272 6.8 2.4 0.5 8.3 1.02 2.06 9.7 1.0
2013 TOR MLB 3 4 0 50 0 49.0 47 15 40 6 52% .291 8.6 2.8 1.1 7.3 1.27 3.86 1.6 0.2
2013 DUN A+ 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 0 0 4 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 1.4 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
2008 1037 0.5410 0.4397 0.8333 0.5615 0.2962 0.9175 0.6454 0.1623
2009 1120 0.5464 0.4545 0.7819 0.5768 0.3071 0.8810 0.5577 0.2181
2010 968 0.5455 0.4318 0.7727 0.5739 0.2614 0.8383 0.6000 0.2273
2011 829 0.5549 0.4524 0.8453 0.5891 0.2818 0.9225 0.6442 0.1547
2012 873 0.5430 0.4788 0.8134 0.6203 0.3108 0.8912 0.6290 0.1842
2013 710 0.4873 0.4113 0.8219 0.5549 0.2747 0.9219 0.6300 0.1781
Career55370.53840.44570.80950.57930.28970.89340.6150.1893

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-21 2013-06-10 15-DL 20 18 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2013-04-11 2013-04-13 DTD 2 2 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-04-19 2009-05-04 15-DL 15 12 Left Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2004-08-06 2004-09-14 15-DL 39 36 Left Shoulder Soreness and Fatigue -
2003-08-20 2003-08-20 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Batted Ball -
2001-05-08 2001-06-06 15-DL 29 26 Left Thumb Laceration Thumb -
2000-08-01 2000-09-01 15-DL 31 30 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2000-06-17 2000-07-20 15-DL 33 27 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1998-06-11 1998-06-26 15-DL 15 13 Left Shoulder Strain Swinging - -
1995-06-27 1995-10-02 60-DL 97 88 Left Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1995-08-25 -
1994-10-25 1994-10-25 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1994-10-25 -
1993-11-23 1993-11-23 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 1993-11-23 -
1991-05-01 1991-09-07 Minors 129 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1991-06-12 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $3,000,000
2012 TOR $4,000,000
2011 TEX $3,250,000
2010 TEX $3,000,000
2009 ANA $3,665,000
2008 ANA $2,000,000
2007 ANA $1,500,000
2006 NYN $600,000
2004 FLO $750,000
2003 COL $350,000
2002 BOS $7,000,000
2001 TEX $7,000,000
2000 TEX $5,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$41,115,000
13 yrTotal$41,115,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
18 y 127 dJay Franklin1 year/$4.5M (2012), 2013 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/9/12. 12:$4M, 13:$3M club option, $0.5M buyout. Toronto exercised 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2010), plus 2011 club option. Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/22/09. 10:$3M, 11:$3.25M club option ($0.5M buyout). 2011 option guaranteed with 59 appearances in 2010 (met).
  • 1 year/$3.665M (2009). Re-signed by Angels 1/16/09 (avoided arbitration after accepting club' offer of arbitration 12/08).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2007), plus 2008 option. Signed by Angels as a free agent 12/06. 07:$1.5M, 08:$2M vesting option ($0.25M buyout).
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2006). Signed as a free agent 11/05 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/06.
  • 1 year (2005) (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2003) (minor-league contract)
  • 3 years/$19M (2000-02). $6M signing bonus (paid $1.5M each 2001-02, $3M 2003). 00:$3M, 01:$5M, 02:$5M

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .272 .316 .442 .272
11 vs R (Multi) .218 .291 .313 .214
18 Split (Multi) .053 .026 .129 .058
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .324 .351 .581 .327
31 vs R (2013) .211 .298 .321 .218
38 Split (2013) .113 .052 .260 .109
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who closes if Feliz starts?
(johnklein from northeast)
I'm convinced they'd make a trade of some sort to add a right-handed veteran, because I guess I'm more than a little doubtful they'd go old (Arthur Rhodes or Darren Oliver) or young (Derek Holland) from what's effectively a list made up of lefties, at least as far as their best internal options. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at all surprised that Texas decided on CJ Wilson in the rotation considering the other possibilities and leaving late inning duties to the oft-injured Frank Francisco, Netali Feliz who has never thrown in back-to-back games, and Darren Oliver coming off a career year at age 39?
(Jake from Chicago)
The Rangers have a ton of candidates for their rotation, many of which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole (Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harrison come to mind). Because he's a lefty who can miss bats, Wilson is already much more interesting than those two, and worth taking a chance on. A for Feliz, his time will come, but he hasn't shown much in spring training (11.57 ERA), and he's not even 22 yet. I'm a bit more concerned about the Rangers' bullpen, but I do like Oliver, and think that perhaps some of those surplus arms can be useful down there. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, Baseball America released a list of potential Type A and Type B free agents. How on earth is Varitek a Type A? Darren Oliver? Bob Howry? Isn't it about time this whole business was at the very least modernised? One can only assume the replacement player thought process sure hasn't reached Elias....
(mattseward from Cardiff, UK)
It's easy to bet on Elias on this subject (I usually do), but keep in mind that this particular brand of silliness is the product of collective bargaining, and accept that however dysfunctional the classification system, that's how the players and the owners like it. (Christina Kahrl)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Darren Oliver threw 6,592 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 Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Curve (76mph) and Sinker (89mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph).