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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
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Birth Date3-21-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age37 years, 6 months, 5 days
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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 WARP
2008 SFN MLB 3 3 12.7 0 2 0 17 13 3 1 .268 95 12.1 9.2 0.7 2.1 47% .333 .349 2.37 7.21 8.53 139 9.19 -0.5
2009 ANA MLB 40 13 121.3 11 2 0 105 55 69 12 .258 102 7.8 4.1 0.9 5.1 53% .255 .240 1.32 4.75 3.93 109 4.77 0.9
2010 ANA MLB 14 1 33.7 1 2 0 38 20 17 1 .251 102 10.2 5.3 0.3 4.5 51% .314 .283 1.72 4.29 4.54 117 5.82 -0.3
2011 ANA MLB 3 3 15.7 1 1 0 19 4 7 0 .269 102 10.9 2.3 0.0 4.0 53% .333 .314 1.47 3.13 5.74 104 4.28 0.1
2012 SDN MLB 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 .228 95 9.0 9.0 4.5 9.0 50% .200 .402 2.00 10.64 9.00 104 4.74 0.0
CareerMLB6320185.31370181949815.2581018.84.60.74.852%.280.2661.484.764.561135.220.2

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
2002 SLO A- 16 9 53.7 3 2 0 44 23 49 0 .000 7.4 3.9 0.0 8.2 0% .310 .000 1.25 2.92 1.84
2003 HAG A 44 0 52.3 5 0 25 21 15 56 3 .000 3.6 2.6 0.5 9.6 0% .154 .000 0.69 2.84 1.20
2003 NRW AA 5 0 6.7 0 0 0 12 5 5 0 .000 16.1 6.7 0.0 6.7 0% .414 .000 2.54 4.91 13.43
2004 NRW AA 42 5 79.3 4 7 8 66 51 81 4 .000 7.5 5.8 0.5 9.2 0% .290 .000 1.48 4.05 3.06
2005 NRW AA 11 2 27.0 0 1 1 22 9 20 2 .258 60 7.3 3.0 0.7 6.7 58% .238 .292 1.15 3.97 2.67
2006 NRW AA 15 9 62.1 5 3 0 50 10 51 1 .256 84 7.2 1.4 0.1 7.4 58% .268 .207 0.97 2.47 1.30
2006 FRE AAA 15 15 91.0 6 4 0 91 30 64 10 .265 102 9.0 3.0 1.0 6.3 54% .309 .261 1.33 4.65 4.05
2007 NRW AA 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 8 2 3 2 .262 112 14.4 3.6 3.6 5.4 55% .333 .367 2.00 9.07 10.80
2007 FRE AAA 29 25 150.0 11 8 0 155 51 98 17 .260 103 9.3 3.1 1.0 5.9 46% .296 .256 1.37 4.96 4.32
2007 ORI Wnt 9 0 10.7 2 1 0 4 5 8 0 .000 3.4 4.2 0.0 6.7 0% .143 .000 0.84 2.86 0.84
2007 ORI Wnt 18 6 42.7 0 5 3 45 16 31 3 .000 9.5 3.4 0.6 6.5 0% .309 .000 1.43 3.68 4.64
2008 SFN MLB 3 3 12.7 0 2 0 17 13 3 1 .268 95 12.1 9.2 0.7 2.1 47% .333 .349 2.37 7.21 8.53
2008 FRE AAA 26 25 142.0 6 10 0 138 72 143 11 .262 111 8.7 4.6 0.7 9.1 49% .324 .243 1.48 4.22 4.18
2009 ANA MLB 40 13 121.3 11 2 0 105 55 69 12 .258 102 7.8 4.1 0.9 5.1 53% .255 .240 1.32 4.75 3.93
2009 SLC AAA 2 2 7.7 1 1 0 13 3 5 2 .275 113 15.2 3.5 2.3 5.8 45% .407 .334 2.08 7.09 11.69
2010 ANA MLB 14 1 33.7 1 2 0 38 20 17 1 .251 102 10.2 5.3 0.3 4.5 51% .314 .283 1.72 4.29 4.54
2010 SLC AAA 13 7 46.3 2 3 2 32 19 36 4 .270 102 6.2 3.7 0.8 7.0 55% .228 .203 1.10 4.51 2.72
2010 ANG Rk 2 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .305 93 4.5 2.2 0.0 4.5 0% .250 .112 0.75 4.01 0.00
2011 ANA MLB 3 3 15.7 1 1 0 19 4 7 0 .269 102 10.9 2.3 0.0 4.0 53% .333 .314 1.47 3.13 5.74
2011 SLC AAA 24 24 137.0 9 11 0 170 65 109 14 .269 112 11.2 4.3 0.9 7.2 56% .360 .273 1.72 5.29 6.44
2011 ORI Wnt 7 4 18.3 1 2 0 23 12 11 1 .000 11.3 5.9 0.5 5.4 0% .338 .000 1.91 4.99 7.85
2012 SDN MLB 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 .228 95 9.0 9.0 4.5 9.0 50% .200 .402 2.00 10.64 9.00
2012 TUC AAA 21 20 98.7 6 9 0 120 42 64 3 .275 104 10.9 3.8 0.3 5.8 48% .346 .278 1.64 4.28 5.66
2012 MAG Wnt 8 1 17.7 0 0 0 11 4 16 3 .000 5.6 2.0 1.5 8.2 0% .178 .000 0.85 4.64 4.08
2013 ABQ AAA 25 22 133.7 6 8 0 127 56 131 15 .266 107 8.6 3.8 1.0 8.8 52% .297 .252 1.37 4.59 3.84
2014 TAC AAA 18 13 73.0 2 8 2 82 36 51 9 .274 89 10.1 4.4 1.1 6.3 44% .307 .310 1.62 5.63 5.42

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 230 0.4696 0.4000 0.9130 0.6389 0.1885 0.9855 0.6957 0.0870
2009 1886 0.4761 0.3982 0.8269 0.5657 0.2460 0.8898 0.6955 0.1731
2010 617 0.4781 0.3874 0.8536 0.5864 0.2050 0.9133 0.6970 0.1464
2011 249 0.4859 0.4096 0.8824 0.6033 0.2266 0.9178 0.7931 0.1176
2012 41 0.5122 0.3171 0.6923 0.4762 0.1500 0.8000 0.3333 0.3077
Career30230.47730.3960.84160.57740.23040.9030.69890.1584

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
2014-07-27 2014-08-03 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-11 2014-06-20 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-03-31 2014-05-12 Minors 42 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Strain -
2014-02-27 2014-03-31 Camp 32 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2013-03-07 2013-04-01 Camp 25 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2013-03-12 -
2012-03-08 2012-03-22 Camp 14 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-05-06 2011-05-13 Minors 7 8 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-05-11 2010-07-26 15-DL 76 67 Right Shoulder Sprain Sternoclavicular Joint -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SEA $
2013 LAN $
2012 SDN $
2011 ANA $
2010 ANA $420,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$420,000
1 yrTotal$420,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 12 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/10/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/1/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/20/12. DFA by San Diego 6/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/8/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 9/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/10/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 4/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Francisco 8/14/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 9/18/08.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2002 (31-937) (Missouri State).

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BP Articles

Matt Palmer is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Mystique and Aura of the Other 29 TeamsBen Lindbergh2013-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Call-Up Who Can Do LotsR.J. Anderson2012-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Mets MiseryCorey Dawkins2012-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Mets MiseryStephani Bee2012-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: The High-Flying HalosJoey Matschulat2011-07-14
Transaction Analysis Blog: Angels Activate Downs and PineiroR.J. Anderson2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Never Enough PitchingBen Lindbergh2011-04-12
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/9John Perrotto2011-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ozzie Loves the HeatJohn Perrotto2011-04-04
Team Injury Projection: Los Angeles AngelsCorey Dawkins2011-04-01
Team Injury Projection: Los Angeles AngelsMarc Normandin2011-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Value Over Replacement FluffGeoff Young2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Short StackChristina Kahrl2010-12-29
Transaction Analysis: Angels and Royals MovesChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: AL: The Wheat from The ChaffJay Jaffe2010-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Golden GenerationKen Funck2010-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Send Me Some AngelsKevin Goldstein2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Send Me Some AngelsChristina Kahrl2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Double Your PleasureChristina Kahrl2010-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: 25th Man TweaksChristina Kahrl2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Roster CleanupChristina Kahrl2010-04-06
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessAhead in the Count: The No Turnover StandingsMatt Swartz2010-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: AL WestChristina Kahrl2010-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Yankees versus Angels LCSEric Seidman2009-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Angels versus Red Sox LDSChristina Kahrl2009-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2009-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: A Fox Screen TestKen Funck2009-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: It's a Holliday WeekendChristina Kahrl2009-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Call the DoctorJay Jaffe2009-07-09
Transaction Analysis: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapJohn Perrotto2009-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-week RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Bleeding BullpensJay Jaffe2009-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapJohn Perrotto2009-05-10
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2008-08-21


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Matt Palmer threw 3,363 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Cutter (89mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).