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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 38)
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Birth Date3-23-1976
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age38 years, 5 months, 24 days
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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
2005 ANA 29 28 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 145 28 15 15 6 53 14 12 0 30 3.89 4.78 4.91 3.3 0.3
2006 KCA 30 64 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 1 3 1 2 0 0 304 74 37 36 10 130 17 15 2 57 4.40 4.18 4.90 10.7 1.0
2007 KCA 31 62 0 87.7 0.0 87.7 1 3 1 4 0 0 366 93 39 37 9 153 19 14 2 66 3.80 3.86 4.08 16.8 1.6
2008 KCA 32 40 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 1 2 0 1 0 0 224 56 37 35 15 111 14 14 2 38 5.98 6.33 6.94 -3.7 -0.4
2009 COL 33 27 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 0 3 0 1 0 0 113 27 17 17 3 49 12 10 3 22 6.20 4.68 5.58 -1.5 -0.2
2010 WAS 34 39 0 49.0 0.0 49.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 189 30 12 11 5 54 9 5 1 49 2.02 3.05 3.27 6.8 0.7
2011 TBA 35 71 0 67.7 0.0 67.7 3 4 6 3 0 0 256 44 23 22 7 80 18 15 0 61 2.93 3.40 3.82 7.6 0.8
2012 TBA 36 76 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 2 6 2 3 0 0 264 49 28 27 9 92 17 15 1 84 3.63 3.09 3.52 8.3 0.9
2013 TBA 37 80 0 71.3 0.0 71.3 3 8 1 3 0 0 291 47 31 27 7 78 34 33 0 74 3.41 3.71 3.38 7.7 0.8
2014 TBA 38 64 0 58.7 0.0 58.7 3 4 1 6 0 0 247 56 29 29 9 97 15 14 1 67 4.45 3.67 3.42 7.1 0.8
Career5510587.00.0587.01633122500239950426825680897169147125483.933.964.2463.16.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2000 BOI A- 4 0 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BUT Rk 10 1 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CDR A 41 0 42.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARK AA 9 0 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Pol Wnt 15 0 20.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A 41 0 47.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .224 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARK AA 12 0 17.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARK AA 47 0 52.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLC AAA 1 0 0.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 39 0 56.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 28 0 34.7 4.91 94 .261 .267 .333 .429 .266 .232 98 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2005 SLC AAA 19 0 20.0 3.14 144 .180 .282 .366 .441 .275 .220 100 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2006 KCA MLB 64 0 73.7 4.90 111 .240 .276 .338 .442 .260 .294 111 10.7 1.0 10.7 1.0
2006 OMA AAA 6 0 7.2 3.55 127 .275 .278 .348 .414 .266 .389 102 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2007 KCA MLB 62 0 87.7 4.08 119 .255 .270 .335 .425 .263 .311 103 15.8 1.6 16.8 1.6
2007 GIG Wnt 8 0 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .150 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 15 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 KCA MLB 40 0 52.7 6.94 58 .285 .271 .337 .433 .265 .265 104 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2008 OMA AAA 10 0 18.7 2.57 150 .145 .271 .339 .431 .255 .209 97 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2009 COL MLB 27 0 24.7 5.58 79 .294 .253 .326 .396 .259 .329 102 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2009 CSP AAA 31 0 36.7 3.78 131 .220 .280 .348 .437 .278 .264 113 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2009 GIG Wnt 9 0 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .409 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 39 0 49.0 3.27 119 .203 .257 .324 .402 .269 .200 92 7.4 0.8 6.8 0.7
2010 SYR AAA 28 0 33.3 2.21 151 .181 .259 .325 .395 .250 .277 101 11.4 1.1 11.4 1.1
2010 GIG Wnt 5 0 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TBA MLB 71 0 67.7 3.82 113 .209 .256 .317 .410 .260 .218 99 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2012 TBA MLB 76 0 67.0 3.52 116 .223 .256 .321 .420 .264 .261 95 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9
2012 GIG Wnt 5 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA MLB 80 0 71.3 3.38 117 .226 .260 .322 .416 .270 .227 95 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2014 TBA MLB 64 0 58.7 3.42 116 .268 .251 .314 .390 .262 .303 98 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8
2014 PCH A+ 1 1 1.0 2.13 161 .188 .250 .320 .357 .232 .333 117 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
2000 BOI A- 0 0 0 4 0 8.3 12 5 9 0 0% .000 13.0 5.4 0.0 9.8 2.05 6.51 0.0 0.0
2000 BUT Rk 2 1 1 10 1 19.0 24 10 17 2 0% .000 11.4 4.7 0.9 8.1 1.79 6.63 0.0 0.0
2001 Pol Wnt 1 1 0 15 0 20.7 15 12 23 0 0% .000 6.5 5.2 0.0 10.0 1.30 3.04 0.0 0.0
2001 ARK AA 0 1 2 9 0 10.0 15 5 14 2 0% .000 13.5 4.5 1.8 12.6 2.00 6.30 0.0 0.0
2001 CDR A 0 0 23 41 0 42.3 27 5 53 3 0% .000 5.7 1.1 0.6 11.3 0.76 2.13 0.0 0.0
2002 ARK AA 0 0 0 12 0 17.7 25 10 11 5 0% .333 12.7 5.1 2.5 5.6 1.98 6.61 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A 5 0 21 41 0 47.3 28 11 53 2 0% .224 5.3 2.1 0.4 10.1 0.82 0.95 0.0 0.0
2003 ARK AA 5 4 20 47 0 52.3 39 12 48 3 0% .255 6.7 2.1 0.5 8.3 0.98 2.24 0.0 0.0
2003 SLC AAA 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 4 2 1 39 0 56.0 64 18 68 6 0% .379 10.3 2.9 1.0 10.9 1.46 4.98 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 5 1 1 1 0% .444 22.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 3.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 1 0 0 28 0 34.7 28 14 30 6 35% .232 7.3 3.6 1.6 7.8 1.21 3.89 3.3 0.3
2005 SLC AAA 4 1 10 19 0 20.0 11 6 18 0 34% .220 5.0 2.7 0.0 8.1 0.85 2.70 7.2 0.7
2006 OMA AAA 1 0 2 6 0 7.2 8 3 8 1 26% .389 10.0 3.8 1.2 10.0 1.53 2.50 1.7 0.2
2006 KCA MLB 1 3 1 64 0 73.7 74 17 57 10 32% .294 9.0 2.1 1.2 7.0 1.24 4.40 10.7 1.0
2007 KCA MLB 1 3 1 62 0 87.7 93 19 66 9 38% .311 9.5 2.0 0.9 6.8 1.28 3.80 16.8 1.6
2007 GIG Wnt 1 2 0 15 0 13.3 14 2 9 0 0% .318 9.5 1.4 0.0 6.1 1.20 4.74 0.0 0.0
2008 OMA AAA 1 0 2 10 0 18.7 9 6 19 0 37% .209 4.3 2.9 0.0 9.1 0.80 0.00 6.4 0.6
2008 KCA MLB 1 2 0 40 0 52.7 56 14 38 15 37% .265 9.6 2.4 2.6 6.5 1.33 5.98 -3.7 -0.4
2009 CSP AAA 6 0 4 31 0 36.7 31 11 32 3 37% .264 7.6 2.7 0.7 7.8 1.14 2.45 8.9 0.9
2009 GIG Wnt 2 1 0 9 0 7.0 9 1 7 0 0% .409 11.6 1.3 0.0 9.0 1.43 7.71 0.0 0.0
2009 COL MLB 0 3 0 27 0 24.7 27 12 22 3 28% .329 9.9 4.4 1.1 8.0 1.58 6.20 -1.5 -0.2
2010 SYR AAA 2 0 20 28 0 33.3 24 7 38 1 40% .277 6.5 1.9 0.3 10.3 0.93 1.08 11.4 1.1
2010 GIG Wnt 0 1 2 5 0 4.3 4 1 6 1 0% .300 8.4 2.1 2.1 12.6 1.16 4.19 0.0 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 1 0 0 39 0 49.0 30 9 49 5 29% .200 5.5 1.7 0.9 9.0 0.80 2.02 6.8 0.7
2011 TBA MLB 3 4 6 71 0 67.7 44 18 61 7 28% .218 5.9 2.4 0.9 8.1 0.92 2.93 7.6 0.8
2012 TBA MLB 2 6 2 76 0 67.0 49 17 84 9 31% .261 6.6 2.3 1.2 11.3 0.99 3.63 8.3 0.9
2012 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 5 0 4.0 4 2 5 1 0% .333 9.0 4.5 2.2 11.2 1.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA MLB 3 8 1 80 0 71.3 47 34 74 7 27% .227 5.9 4.3 0.9 9.3 1.14 3.41 7.7 0.8
2014 TBA MLB 3 4 1 64 0 58.7 56 15 67 9 38% .303 8.6 2.3 1.4 10.3 1.21 4.45 7.1 0.8
2014 PCH A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 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
2008 832 0.5349 0.4976 0.8092 0.6629 0.3075 0.8712 0.6555 0.1908
2009 431 0.5592 0.4478 0.7772 0.6100 0.2421 0.8163 0.6522 0.2228
2010 720 0.5847 0.5049 0.7603 0.6556 0.2910 0.8442 0.4943 0.2397
2011 1041 0.5082 0.4899 0.7706 0.6692 0.3047 0.7994 0.7051 0.2294
2012 1071 0.5135 0.4771 0.7241 0.6455 0.2994 0.7944 0.5641 0.2740
2013 1168 0.5171 0.4478 0.7629 0.6126 0.2713 0.8108 0.6471 0.2371
2014 1018 0.5059 0.4853 0.7632 0.6311 0.3360 0.8215 0.6509 0.2368
Career62810.52620.4790.76440.6420.29720.82010.62710.2353

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-13 2014-07-28 15-DL 15 9 - General Medical Illness -
2014-04-09 2014-04-16 DTD 7 5 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-03-09 2014-03-15 Camp 6 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2013-02-15 2013-03-02 Camp 15 0 - Neck Strain - -
2011-02-28 2011-02-28 Camp 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball In Calf -
2007-02-21 2007-03-02 Camp 9 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-06-01 2004-07-05 Minors 34 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps Date Is Estimated - -
1998-04-05 1998-06-04 Minors 60 0 - Not Disclosed and Released - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TBA $
2014 TBA $3,000,000
2013 TBA $3,000,000
2012 TBA $2,175,000
2011 TBA $925,000
2007 KCA $400,500
2006 KCA $336,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$6,836,500
2011Current$3,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$9,836,500
6 yrTotal$9,836,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 132 dMark Gilling2 years/$6M (2013-14), options

Details
  • 2 years/$6M (2013-14), plus 2015-17 club options. Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/4/12. 13:$3M, 14:$3M, 15-17: club options worth $2.5M annually (no buyout).
  • 1 year/$2.175M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/20/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/17/10.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/15/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 6/21/10. Non-tendered 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.64M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Released 4/1/09 (due 45 days' pay, $157,377). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 4/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Colorado 5/18/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/21/09. Recalled 9/1/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/28/09 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 2/20/08.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.336M (2006). Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 4/06. Recalled 4/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Recalled 7/06.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .171 .254 .305 .207
11 vs R (Multi) .216 .286 .372 .242
18 Split (Multi) -.046 -.032 -.068 -.036
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .163 .263 .293 .217
31 vs R (2013) .213 .303 .324 .233
38 Split (2013) -.050 -.040 -.032 -.016
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You need to put together a team of MLB astronauts for a hypothetical space mission to save the world. Who's the crew? Who's the captain?
(Slick Vaughn from Popeyes)
Been thinking about this one for an hour now. I'd go: Joel Peralta as the captain (has guts and leadership abilities), Tim Collins (to fit into small places), Andrew Cashner (to fit into large places; plus stereotypical Texan), and Nyjer Morgan (familiarity with the terrain). (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Looking through the FA class of RP and SP, who are this year's Fernando Rodney, Hiroki Kuroda and Wei-Yun Chen?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Projecting relievers is a fool's errand, given the sample sizes involved and the variation in reliever usage from year to year. But I'm a fool, so allow me to take a stab at it. A few names that stand out as potential bargains are Jason Grilli, Joel Peralta, and Octavio Dotel - Dotel might be the Julio Franco of this generations relief pitchers.

On the jukebox: Guns N' Roses, "My Michelle" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which set up man is most likely to assume closing duties in 2012? Scott Downs (Walden-shaky performance) Joel Peralta (Farny-shaky elbow) Joaquin Benoit (Valverde-shaky law of averages)
(PepeShady from StPaul)
I'd bank on Benoit, because he's one with the true closer stuff, and yeah, I don't trust Valverde. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's closing for the Rays? Any chance Joel Peralta wins that job?
(Ivan from Dallas)
Cory Schwartz in this relative space said so yesterday. Farnsworth seems like the favorite. Jason Gray thinks Jake McGee will get saves.

Alright gentlemen, time for the thunder round. This is just like the lightning round, in that you guys ask quick-hit questions, only the time it takes me to respond will determine how far away from you I am. Also, I will type in all caps to give that authentic thundery effect. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the uncertainties in the Rays bullpen, who is your darkhorse candidate to get the majority of save opportunities this year? JP Howell or Jake McGee?
(rodmalloy from San Francisco)
Neither. My money is on Joel Peralta, who became a dominant pitcher last season after adding a split-finger fastball to his repertoire, which enabled him to handle lefties much better than he had in the past. It's probably a three-way race between him, Farnsworth and McGee right now, but the Rays are a progressive organization and I think the right environment for him to win the job. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Corey, Which pitching and hitting players do you find to be the breakout player that no one has heard of?
(Will from Kentucky)
I'm pushing in my chips with Joel Peralta this year. On the hitting side, I could see Roger Bernadina surprising some people this year. (Cory Schwartz)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Joel Peralta has thrown 6,708 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Splitter (82mph) and Curve (78mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (86mph) and Sinker (92mph).