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Rafael Perez PPirates

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-15-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72010
0.62011
-0.22012
2013
0.02014
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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
2006 CLE 24 18 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 56 10 6 6 2 16 6 5 0 15 4.38 4.32 4.49 2.0 0.2
2007 CLE 25 44 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 1 2 1 1 0 0 236 41 15 12 5 64 15 13 0 62 1.78 3.08 3.47 12.5 1.2
2008 CLE 26 73 0 76.3 0.0 76.3 4 4 2 5 0 0 313 67 32 30 8 101 23 20 2 86 3.54 3.25 3.95 13.2 1.3
2009 CLE 27 54 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 4 3 0 4 0 0 230 66 41 39 5 96 25 19 2 32 7.31 4.85 5.32 1.9 0.2
2010 CLE 28 70 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 6 1 0 6 0 0 272 72 23 22 3 92 25 21 0 36 3.25 3.74 4.25 6.9 0.7
2011 CLE 29 71 0 63.0 0.0 63.0 5 2 0 3 0 0 257 59 27 21 2 80 19 19 0 33 3.00 3.33 4.05 5.3 0.6
2012 CLE 30 8 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 31 5 3 3 1 10 4 3 0 4 3.52 5.26 7.75 -1.7 -0.2
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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
2003 BNC Rk 13 12 69.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 23 22 115.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KIN A+ 1 1 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .474 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 14 14 77.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.545 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 15 8 66.7 4.88 52 .244 .263 .339 .415 .261 .267 62 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2006 CLE MLB 18 0 12.3 4.49 114 .245 .270 .343 .441 .263 .242 106 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2006 AKR AA 12 12 67.1 4.91 90 .226 .244 .315 .367 .251 .271 102 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2006 BUF AAA 13 0 27.1 2.67 136 .190 .267 .329 .397 .258 .290 101 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
2007 CLE MLB 44 0 60.7 3.47 129 .199 .268 .332 .424 .262 .234 100 12.5 1.2 12.5 1.2
2007 BUF AAA 8 7 46.7 5.20 89 .262 .262 .326 .380 .253 .333 101 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2007 GIG Wnt 4 0 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CLE MLB 73 0 76.3 3.95 119 .226 .270 .340 .429 .266 .304 104 13.2 1.3 13.2 1.3
2009 CLE MLB 54 0 48.0 5.32 93 .307 .269 .334 .430 .261 .367 103 2.2 0.2 1.9 0.2
2009 COH AAA 16 0 21.7 2.82 142 .209 .261 .329 .393 .249 .371 114 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2009 GIG Wnt 2 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 61.0 4.25 111 .265 .263 .330 .412 .259 .332 107 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2011 CLE MLB 71 0 63.0 4.05 111 .237 .264 .324 .412 .261 .281 102 5.3 0.6 5.3 0.6
2012 CLE MLB 8 0 7.7 7.75 12 .227 .244 .307 .394 .254 .182 93 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2012 AKR AA 3 1 4.0 4.61 91 .086 .278 .336 .424 .266 .154 95 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 COH AAA 2 0 2.0 3.93 127 .140 .289 .347 .423 .262 .200 122 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 PME AA 25 0 30.7 3.59 123 .228 .253 .325 .390 .267 .282 101 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2013 ROC AAA 4 0 4.0 7.70 27 .225 .254 .319 .377 .248 .100 103 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 4 2 20.3 4.72 104 .218 .266 .333 .413 .255 .308 105 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2014 ROU AAA 4 0 3.7 8.38 45 .238 .273 .334 .407 .256 .300 105 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -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
2003 BNC Rk 9 3 0 13 12 69.0 56 16 63 1 0% .286 7.3 2.1 0.1 8.2 1.04 1.70 0.0 0.0
2004 KIN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 10 2 3 1 0% .474 19.1 3.8 1.9 5.7 2.55 11.49 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 7 6 0 23 22 115.0 121 47 99 9 0% .326 9.5 3.7 0.7 7.7 1.46 4.85 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 4 3 1 15 8 66.7 53 12 46 5 60% .267 7.2 1.6 0.7 6.2 0.97 1.75 1.7 0.2
2005 KIN A+ 8 5 0 14 14 77.7 54 32 48 6 0% -.545 6.3 3.7 0.7 5.6 1.11 3.36 0.0 0.0
2006 BUF AAA 0 3 0 13 0 27.1 20 8 33 0 71% .290 6.6 2.7 0.0 11.0 1.03 2.66 7.6 0.7
2006 AKR AA 4 5 0 12 12 67.1 53 22 53 3 60% .271 7.1 3.0 0.4 7.1 1.12 2.82 2.5 0.3
2006 CLE MLB 0 0 0 18 0 12.3 10 6 15 2 60% .242 7.3 4.4 1.5 10.9 1.30 4.38 2.0 0.2
2007 CLE MLB 1 2 1 44 0 60.7 41 15 62 5 55% .234 6.1 2.2 0.7 9.2 0.92 1.78 12.5 1.2
2007 BUF AAA 3 3 0 8 7 46.7 53 11 31 3 52% .333 10.2 2.1 0.6 6.0 1.37 3.66 -1.2 -0.1
2007 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 5.7 2 3 3 0 0% .125 3.2 4.7 0.0 4.7 0.88 1.58 0.0 0.0
2008 CLE MLB 4 4 2 73 0 76.3 67 23 86 8 58% .304 7.9 2.7 0.9 10.1 1.18 3.54 13.2 1.3
2009 COH AAA 1 0 3 16 0 21.7 23 5 23 0 56% .371 9.5 2.1 0.0 9.5 1.29 0.83 6.9 0.7
2009 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 2 1 5.0 1 4 7 0 0% .125 1.8 7.2 0.0 12.6 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 CLE MLB 4 3 0 54 0 48.0 66 25 32 5 51% .367 12.4 4.7 0.9 6.0 1.90 7.31 1.9 0.2
2010 CLE MLB 6 1 0 70 0 61.0 72 25 36 3 59% .332 10.6 3.7 0.4 5.3 1.59 3.25 6.9 0.7
2011 CLE MLB 5 2 0 71 0 63.0 59 19 33 2 60% .281 8.4 2.7 0.3 4.7 1.24 3.00 5.3 0.6
2012 COH AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 60% .200 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2012 CLE MLB 1 0 0 8 0 7.7 5 4 4 1 39% .182 5.9 4.7 1.2 4.7 1.17 3.52 -1.7 -0.2
2012 AKR AA 0 0 0 3 1 4.0 2 0 0 0 62% .154 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 0.00 0.3 0.0
2013 PME AA 2 2 6 25 0 30.7 27 5 30 3 51% .282 7.9 1.5 0.9 8.8 1.04 2.64 5.9 0.6
2013 ROC AAA 1 0 0 4 0 4.0 2 3 2 1 64% .100 4.5 6.8 2.2 4.5 1.25 2.25 -0.8 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 0 0 0 4 2 20.3 20 6 10 0 57% .308 8.9 2.7 0.0 4.4 1.28 0.44 2.1 0.2
2014 ROU AAA 0 1 0 4 0 3.7 4 0 4 1 45% .300 9.8 0.0 2.5 9.8 1.09 7.36 -0.6 -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 1128 0.5346 0.4973 0.7184 0.6053 0.3733 0.8521 0.4694 0.2727
2009 742 0.5067 0.4838 0.7632 0.6223 0.3415 0.8889 0.5280 0.2368
2010 1040 0.4894 0.4827 0.8127 0.6444 0.3277 0.9024 0.6437 0.1853
2011 903 0.5360 0.4756 0.8228 0.6095 0.3198 0.8746 0.7090 0.1748
2012 112 0.4821 0.4286 0.7292 0.6481 0.2241 0.8000 0.5385 0.2500
Career39250.51620.48390.77620.62110.33860.87610.58380.2196

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-26 2012-09-26 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2012-09-26 -
2012-08-11 2012-08-11 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2012-04-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 161 146 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-03-01 2012-03-21 Camp 20 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 MIN $
2012 CLE $2,005,000
2011 CLE $1,330,000
2010 CLE $795,000
2009 CLE $436,300
2008 CLE $406,700
2007 CLE $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,354,000
6 yrTotal$5,354,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 157 dDrew Seccafico1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/18/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 4/17/14. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 7/12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/14/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 5/17/13. Signed by Boston as a free agent 5/23/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.005M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/2/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.4M-$1.6M). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 55 games. Non-tendered by Cleveland 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$1.33M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.795M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4363M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09 (split contract, $244,100 in minors. Optioned to Triple-A 5/6/09. Recalled 5/29/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/8/09. Recalled 8/7/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4067M (2008). Re-signed 2/28/08 (split contract, $177,500 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (split contract, $92,000 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 5/3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/5/07. Recalled 5/28/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 3/06. Optioned to Double-A 3/06, 4/06. Recalled 6/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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BP Articles

Rafael Perez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 18th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoBen Lindbergh2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoBradford Doolittle2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoNick J. Faleris2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: New Homes for Tampa InfieldersR.J. Anderson2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Non-TendersR.J. Anderson2012-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralCorey Dawkins2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralStephani Bee2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Season Wrap-upJay Jaffe2007-10-07
Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus IndiansJay Jaffe2007-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Cleveland Indians Can Win the World SeriesDan Fox2007-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cleveland Indians Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-16
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Indians, BrewersBaseball Prospectus2006-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-12, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-13
Prospectus Notebook: Reds, Indians, MarlinsBaseball Prospectus2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 18-20Christina Kahrl2006-04-21
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Rafael Perez has thrown 4,408 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 Slider (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (87mph).