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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1661.3 113 89 0 1192 4.51 13.1
Birth Date6-5-1974
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1998 SFN 24 22 13 88.3 75.7 12.7 4 4 0 0 4 2 394 90 51 49 11 149 46 45 4 75 4.99 4.69 4.92 9.4 1.0
1999 SFN 25 33 33 207.7 207.7 0.0 18 9 0 0 21 3 922 189 109 88 24 300 125 120 6 164 3.81 4.89 5.28 19.5 2.1
2000 SFN 26 33 32 195.7 189.7 6.0 14 12 0 0 16 2 871 192 117 109 28 317 112 111 7 167 5.01 5.03 5.68 13.3 1.5
2001 SFN 27 33 33 218.7 218.7 0.0 17 9 0 0 21 3 911 187 90 80 13 264 91 88 0 169 3.29 3.48 4.25 40.3 4.5
2002 SFN 28 33 33 214.3 214.3 0.0 14 10 0 0 24 2 911 191 89 86 15 283 94 89 4 137 3.61 3.88 4.59 23.6 2.9
2003 ATL 29 34 34 212.3 212.3 0.0 21 7 0 0 19 1 912 177 101 90 17 275 102 95 4 149 3.81 4.11 4.80 28.5 2.7
2004 ATL 30 34 34 204.7 204.7 0.0 15 9 0 0 20 1 896 197 98 94 23 305 112 105 3 143 4.13 4.70 5.51 -2.0 0.3
2005 ARI 31 22 22 115.0 115.0 0.0 5 11 0 0 6 1 551 147 92 88 18 248 65 62 4 46 6.89 6.03 6.89 -10.2 -1.0
2006 ARI 32 6 6 22.7 22.7 0.0 0 5 0 0 1 0 113 27 21 19 3 51 22 21 1 21 7.54 6.02 6.18 -0.4 -0.0
2006 BAL 32 20 5 40.3 15.0 25.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 190 59 39 38 15 118 18 18 2 23 8.48 8.37 9.55 -8.7 -0.9
2007 SFN 33 12 8 49.0 43.3 5.7 2 3 0 0 1 1 223 57 32 30 4 87 20 19 6 27 5.51 4.73 6.06 -3.3 -0.3
2009 HOU 35 23 13 85.7 64.0 21.7 3 6 0 0 4 0 387 95 56 53 8 146 48 46 4 65 5.57 4.57 5.08 3.8 0.4
2010 LAN 36 6 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 35 10 8 8 0 11 5 4 0 6 10.29 3.53 3.92 0.3 0.0
Career3112661661.31583.078.31138900137167316161890383217925548608234511924.514.615.29114.213.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1995 BLN A- 25 0 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SJO A+ 5 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SJO A+ 34 0 36.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SHV AA 26 0 26.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SHV AA 12 12 56.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PHX AAA 14 14 85.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SFN MLB 22 13 88.3 4.92 90 .277 .261 .324 .407 .253 .306 97 5.2 0.5 9.4 1.0
1998 FRE AAA 10 10 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SFN MLB 33 33 207.7 5.28 92 .258 .268 .337 .432 .257 .274 98 12.8 1.2 19.5 2.1
2000 SFN MLB 33 32 195.7 5.68 80 .269 .261 .334 .423 .255 .294 93 5.6 0.5 13.3 1.5
2001 SFN MLB 33 33 218.7 4.25 108 .224 .265 .332 .428 .258 .273 97 30.3 3.0 40.3 4.5
2002 SFN MLB 33 33 214.3 4.59 93 .245 .260 .328 .408 .256 .266 96 11.0 1.1 23.6 2.9
2003 ATL MLB 34 34 212.3 4.80 94 .239 .259 .325 .408 .256 .250 98 15.0 1.5 28.5 2.7
2004 ATL MLB 34 34 204.7 5.51 72 .267 .262 .325 .420 .260 .283 92 -2.5 -0.2 -2.0 0.3
2005 ARI MLB 22 22 115.0 6.89 57 .310 .258 .321 .408 .255 .309 106 -12.3 -1.2 -10.2 -1.0
2005 LNC A+ 1 1 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUC AAA 2 2 9.0 13.46 -73 .362 .267 .348 .475 .278 .211 96 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2006 ARI MLB 6 6 22.7 6.18 74 .329 .254 .328 .417 .263 .364 100 -0.3 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 BAL MLB 20 5 40.3 9.55 20 .341 .279 .342 .453 .265 .333 107 -10.5 -1.0 -8.7 -0.9
2006 TUC AAA 4 4 20.0 4.44 102 .242 .249 .309 .369 .242 .284 100 2.7 0.3 2.2 0.2
2007 SFN MLB 12 8 49.0 6.06 70 .283 .265 .326 .412 .253 .319 97 -3.0 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2007 SJO A+ 1 1 4.0 3.52 99 .163 .272 .340 .401 .259 .200 70 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2007 FRE AAA 5 3 16.7 4.75 101 .222 .287 .348 .446 .261 .294 98 3.3 0.3 3.4 0.3
2009 HOU MLB 23 13 85.7 5.08 82 .285 .253 .320 .402 .255 .332 95 0.9 0.1 3.8 0.4
2009 CSP AAA 3 2 14.0 8.40 52 .292 .272 .350 .421 .271 .340 121 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 SWB AAA 3 3 17.0 5.11 90 .223 .265 .336 .397 .254 .245 104 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 LAN MLB 6 0 7.0 3.92 95 .342 .237 .305 .383 .255 .417 85 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

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
1995 SJO A+ 0 1 0 5 0 6.0 4 2 7 0 0% .000 6.0 3.0 0.0 10.5 1.00 1.50 0.0 0.0
1995 BLN A- 2 0 11 25 0 34.3 19 13 55 1 0% .000 5.0 3.4 0.3 14.4 0.93 0.52 0.0 0.0
1996 SHV AA 1 2 13 26 0 26.7 22 21 29 0 0% .000 7.4 7.1 0.0 9.8 1.61 4.04 0.0 0.0
1996 SJO A+ 0 0 23 34 0 36.7 16 20 63 0 0% .000 3.9 4.9 0.0 15.4 0.98 0.25 0.0 0.0
1997 PHX AAA 4 3 0 14 14 85.0 96 34 70 11 0% .328 10.2 3.6 1.2 7.4 1.53 5.51 0.0 0.0
1997 SHV AA 2 3 0 12 12 56.7 52 37 50 3 0% .310 8.3 5.9 0.5 7.9 1.57 4.13 0.0 0.0
1998 SFN MLB 4 4 0 22 13 88.3 90 46 75 11 45% .306 9.2 4.7 1.1 7.6 1.54 4.99 9.4 1.0
1998 FRE AAA 3 1 0 10 10 50.7 35 22 59 3 0% .000 6.2 3.9 0.5 10.5 1.12 1.60 0.0 0.0
1999 SFN MLB 18 9 0 33 33 207.7 189 125 164 24 46% .274 8.2 5.4 1.0 7.1 1.51 3.81 19.5 2.1
2000 SFN MLB 14 12 0 33 32 195.7 192 112 167 28 52% .294 8.8 5.2 1.3 7.7 1.55 5.01 13.3 1.5
2001 SFN MLB 17 9 0 33 33 218.7 187 91 169 13 50% .273 7.7 3.7 0.5 7.0 1.27 3.29 40.3 4.5
2002 SFN MLB 14 10 0 33 33 214.3 191 94 137 15 54% .266 8.0 3.9 0.6 5.8 1.33 3.61 23.6 2.9
2003 ATL MLB 21 7 0 34 34 212.3 177 102 149 17 43% .250 7.5 4.3 0.7 6.3 1.31 3.81 28.5 2.7
2004 ATL MLB 15 9 0 34 34 204.7 197 112 143 23 42% .283 8.7 4.9 1.0 6.3 1.51 4.13 -2.0 0.3
2005 ARI MLB 5 11 0 22 22 115.0 147 65 46 18 38% .309 11.5 5.1 1.4 3.6 1.84 6.89 -10.2 -1.0
2005 TUC AAA 0 1 0 2 2 9.0 14 5 5 4 41% .211 14.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 2.11 13.00 -5.2 -0.5
2005 LNC A+ 0 1 0 1 1 2.3 12 1 1 2 0% -2.500 47.0 3.9 7.8 3.9 5.65 43.04 0.0 0.0
2006 TUC AAA 1 0 0 4 4 20.0 22 5 10 1 41% .284 9.9 2.2 0.5 4.5 1.35 2.70 2.2 0.2
2006 ARI MLB 0 5 0 6 6 22.7 27 22 21 3 41% .364 10.7 8.7 1.2 8.3 2.16 7.54 -0.4 -0.0
2006 BAL MLB 0 3 0 20 5 40.3 59 18 23 15 34% .333 13.2 4.0 3.3 5.1 1.91 8.48 -8.7 -0.9
2007 SJO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 2 1 5 0 40% .200 4.5 2.2 0.0 11.2 0.75 0.00 0.6 0.1
2007 FRE AAA 1 1 0 5 3 16.7 16 2 12 1 46% .294 8.6 1.1 0.5 6.5 1.08 3.23 3.4 0.3
2007 SFN MLB 2 3 0 12 8 49.0 57 20 27 4 44% .319 10.5 3.7 0.7 5.0 1.57 5.51 -3.3 -0.3
2009 CSP AAA 0 1 0 3 2 14.0 18 10 9 2 43% .340 11.6 6.4 1.3 5.8 2.00 7.07 -0.9 -0.1
2009 HOU MLB 3 6 0 23 13 85.7 95 48 65 8 50% .332 10.0 5.0 0.8 6.8 1.67 5.57 3.8 0.4
2009 SWB AAA 2 1 0 3 3 17.0 14 8 12 1 39% .245 7.4 4.2 0.5 6.4 1.29 1.59 0.2 0.0
2010 LAN MLB 0 1 0 6 0 7.0 10 5 6 0 42% .417 12.9 6.4 0.0 7.7 2.14 10.29 0.3 0.0

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
2009 1577 0.4807 0.4192 0.8139 0.6003 0.2515 0.8681 0.6942 0.1846
2010 145 0.4207 0.3724 0.7778 0.5574 0.2381 0.8235 0.7000 0.2222
Career17220.47560.41530.81090.59670.25040.86430.69470.1878

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-08-21 2007-09-30 60-DL 40 36 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John and Common Flexor Tendon 2007-08-29
2007-06-05 2007-08-10 15-DL 66 57 Right Forearm Strain -
2007-05-02 2007-05-23 15-DL 21 20 Right Elbow Inflammation Ulnar Neuritis -
2006-04-24 2006-06-06 15-DL 43 38 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2006-04-18 2006-04-18 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Cramp Calf - Severe -
2005-06-16 2005-08-13 15-DL 58 50 Right Trunk Stress Fracture Ribs -
2004-07-22 2004-07-22 DTD 0 0 Groin Tightness -
2003-06-18 2003-06-18 DTD 0 0 Hand Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 HOU $750,000
2007 SFN $380,000
2006 ARI $7,875,000
2005 ARI $7,375,000
2004 ATL $6,200,000
2003 ATL $4,662,500
2002 SFN $2,862,500
2001 SFN $912,500
2000 SFN $462,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$31,480,000
9 yrTotal$31,480,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 70 dJohn Boggs1 yr (10)

Details
  • released 4/22/10 designated for assignment 4/18/10 signed as a free agent from COL 1/9/10 (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 4/5/10 signed as a free agent from NYY 8/24/09 (minor-league contract)
  • chose FA 8/17/09 signed as a free agent from HOU 8/6/09 (minor-league contract)
  • released 7/30/09 contract purchased 4/4/09 signed as a free agent from SF 1/13/09 (minor-league contract, $0.75M major league)
  • award bonus
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 1/07, 1 year/$0.38M (07) (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from AZ 6/06 waived 6/06 designated for assignment 6/06
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 12/04, 4 year/$33M (05-08), $3.5M signing bonus, 05:$6.5M, 06:$7M, 07:$7.5M, 08:$8.5M
  • club exercised $5.7M 04 option 11/03
  • $50K All Star bonuses
  • acquired in trade from SF 12/02
  • 4 year/$8.7M (00-03)+$5.7M 04 club option $0.3M buyout
  • 00:$0.65M, 01:$0.85M, 02:$2.5M, 03:$4.6M, 04:$5.7M club option $0.3M buyout
  • innings pitched bonuses each year

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Were the Yankees really interested in Penny (as a better option than Mitre or Gaudin) or were they just trying to hurt the Red Sox (or both)? Do you see the Yankees making any other moves to shore up the back end of the rotation for September, including giving Jason Hirsch a shot?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
Yankees have no real interest in Penny and I doubt they'll give Hirsch a shot unless they have already clinched as they didn't bring Russ Ortiz up after he pitched well in Scranton. (John Perrotto)
2008-02-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What did you think of the Rays signing Shields to a long term deal this early in his major league life?
(Jules from TheStatpack)
What's not to like? Four years of James Shields for the price of one year of Carlos Silva?

In this market, even if Shields is hit by a bus, run over by a train, becomes a contestant on "I Love New York", and finishes the day in a car accident with Julio Machado, it's still better than going all Russ Ortiz on Silva. (Gary Huckabay)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Russ Ortiz threw 1,992 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph), Curve (77mph) and Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (80mph).