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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date7-1-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 1 months, 1 days
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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
2008 SLN 22 41 0 41.7 0.0 41.7 3 3 7 5 0 0 177 34 18 16 5 64 22 22 1 42 3.46 4.31 4.60 2.4 0.2
2009 CLE 23 32 0 33.3 0.0 33.3 0 1 1 2 0 0 133 24 16 16 5 44 12 12 3 38 4.32 4.16 6.20 0.0 0.0
2009 SLN 23 29 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 106 17 12 11 3 29 15 15 3 30 4.18 4.45 4.61 1.1 0.1
2010 CLE 24 63 0 63.0 0.0 63.0 2 2 23 4 0 0 260 40 15 12 4 65 28 25 5 61 1.71 3.51 3.93 9.0 0.9
2011 CLE 25 64 0 59.7 0.0 59.7 4 7 36 4 0 0 248 46 24 22 5 73 26 22 3 39 3.32 4.30 5.48 -1.4 -0.1
2012 CLE 26 61 0 57.7 0.0 57.7 0 4 39 4 0 0 242 49 25 23 6 83 16 15 2 59 3.59 3.29 3.52 8.5 0.9
2013 CLE 27 54 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 5 3 25 5 0 0 243 56 27 26 11 108 21 19 4 54 4.33 5.11 5.10 -1.4 -0.1
2014 LAN 28 40 0 37.3 0.0 37.3 0 3 1 1 0 0 161 32 22 21 5 59 19 19 5 29 5.06 5.21 5.88 -6.6 -0.7
Career3840370.30.0370.315241332600157029815914744525159149263523.574.224.7911.61.2

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 QUD A 25 0 29.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 39 0 40.7 4.36 108 .191 .260 .327 .392 .251 .197 102 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2007 MEM AAA 15 0 14.0 6.87 66 .238 .269 .340 .423 .258 .148 101 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 ust Wnt 3 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SLN MLB 41 0 41.7 4.60 98 .261 .267 .336 .426 .266 .271 96 2.5 0.3 2.4 0.2
2008 MEM AAA 26 0 25.3 2.90 146 .226 .276 .350 .441 .262 .286 101 8.6 0.8 8.6 0.8
2009 CLE MLB 32 0 33.3 6.20 73 .226 .260 .326 .418 .257 .253 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 SLN MLB 29 0 23.7 4.61 90 .268 .257 .324 .405 .257 .255 93 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2009 MEM AAA 3 0 4.0 4.29 83 .090 .276 .349 .393 .283 .000 75 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2010 CLE MLB 63 0 63.0 3.93 117 .213 .263 .329 .418 .260 .222 106 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9
2011 CLE MLB 64 0 59.7 5.48 79 .234 .258 .322 .404 .260 .234 101 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2012 CLE MLB 61 0 57.7 3.52 120 .248 .258 .321 .410 .262 .270 99 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9
2013 CLE MLB 54 0 54.0 5.10 78 .306 .255 .315 .397 .261 .294 97 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2013 LKC A 1 1 1.0 3.49 129 .456 .259 .354 .335 .265 1.000 107 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 MHV A- 1 0 1.0 1.67 153 -.016 .199 .259 .270 .216 .000 88 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 AKR AA 1 0 1.0 32.55 -517 .908 .242 .310 .360 .253 1.000 99 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2014 LAN MLB 40 0 37.3 5.88 46 .285 .254 .314 .394 .262 .262 95 -6.8 -0.7 -6.6 -0.7

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
2006 QUD A 2 0 12 25 0 29.0 20 19 32 0 0% .282 6.2 5.9 0.0 9.9 1.34 1.86 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 2 0 27 39 0 40.7 17 28 62 3 30% .197 3.8 6.2 0.7 13.7 1.11 2.43 6.0 0.6
2007 MEM AAA 0 1 8 15 0 14.0 6 13 15 2 59% .148 3.9 8.4 1.3 9.6 1.36 4.50 -0.3 -0.0
2007 ust Wnt 0 1 0 3 0 2.0 2 5 2 0 0% .333 9.0 22.5 0.0 9.0 3.50 22.50 0.0 0.0
2008 MEM AAA 1 1 11 26 0 25.3 18 12 38 3 48% .286 6.4 4.3 1.1 13.5 1.19 3.20 8.6 0.8
2008 SLN MLB 3 3 7 41 0 41.7 34 22 42 5 39% .271 7.3 4.8 1.1 9.1 1.34 3.46 2.4 0.2
2009 SLN MLB 1 1 1 29 0 23.7 17 15 30 3 38% .255 6.5 5.7 1.1 11.4 1.35 4.18 1.1 0.1
2009 CLE MLB 0 1 1 32 0 33.3 24 12 38 5 35% .253 6.5 3.2 1.4 10.3 1.08 4.32 0.0 0.0
2009 MEM AAA 1 0 2 3 0 4.0 0 3 4 0 43% .000 0.0 6.8 0.0 9.0 0.75 0.00 -0.1 -0.0
2010 CLE MLB 2 2 23 63 0 63.0 40 28 61 4 37% .222 5.7 4.0 0.6 8.7 1.08 1.71 9.0 0.9
2011 CLE MLB 4 7 36 64 0 59.7 46 26 39 5 31% .234 6.9 3.9 0.8 5.9 1.21 3.32 -1.4 -0.1
2012 CLE MLB 0 4 39 61 0 57.7 49 16 59 6 41% .270 7.6 2.5 0.9 9.2 1.13 3.59 8.5 0.9
2013 MHV A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2013 LKC A 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 2 0 1 0 0% 1.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2013 AKR AA 0 1 0 1 0 1.0 5 0 2 3 20% 1.000 45.0 0.0 27.0 18.0 5.00 45.00 -2.5 -0.3
2013 CLE MLB 5 3 25 54 0 54.0 56 21 54 11 45% .294 9.3 3.5 1.8 9.0 1.43 4.33 -1.4 -0.1
2014 LAN MLB 0 3 1 40 0 37.3 32 19 29 5 40% .262 7.7 4.6 1.2 7.0 1.37 5.06 -6.6 -0.7

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 744 0.5551 0.4395 0.7737 0.6053 0.2326 0.8040 0.6753 0.2263
2009 964 0.5519 0.4314 0.7952 0.5771 0.2500 0.8697 0.5833 0.2048
2010 1051 0.5937 0.4358 0.8166 0.5705 0.2389 0.8680 0.6373 0.1834
2011 965 0.5689 0.4218 0.8649 0.5865 0.2043 0.8913 0.7647 0.1327
2012 967 0.6039 0.4555 0.7932 0.5839 0.2585 0.8563 0.5758 0.2068
2013 887 0.5197 0.4239 0.8112 0.5835 0.2512 0.8625 0.6822 0.1888
2014 665 0.4962 0.4301 0.8077 0.6333 0.2299 0.8708 0.6364 0.1923
Career62430.55950.43420.81030.58880.23830.86190.64990.1893

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-27 2013-06-27 15-DL 31 28 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2013-04-28 2013-04-28 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-02-27 2013-03-25 Camp 26 0 Right Shoulder Strain Subscapularis - -
2012-02-25 2012-03-29 Camp 33 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-03-28 2011-03-28 Camp 0 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2009-10-07 2009-10-07 Off 0 0 Left Ankle Surgery Os Trigonum Removal 2009-10-07
2009-03-13 2009-03-25 Camp 12 0 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2009-03-08 2009-03-10 Camp 2 0 Left Foot Inflammation Cortisone Injection -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $2,300,000
2013 CLE $7,300,000
2012 CLE $4,500,000
2011 CLE $2,225,000
2010 CLE $423,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$14,448,800
2011Current$2,300,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$16,748,800
5 yrTotal$16,748,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 136 dCAA (Nez Balelo)1 year/$2.3M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/23/13. May earn as much as $8M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$7.3M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Released by Cleveland 10/31/13.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.225M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4238M (2010). Re-signed 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/30/09. Recalled 4/15/09. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 6/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by St. Louis 5/16/08. Optioned to Triple-A 7/17/08. Recalled 8/6/08.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2006 (1s-42) (Miami). $0.8M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .244 .320 .442 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .233 .310 .421 .266
18 Split (Multi) .011 .010 .021 .016
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .291 .352 .564 .326
31 vs R (2013) .229 .327 .438 .278
38 Split (2013) .061 .024 .127 .047
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some under the radar guys who are available in most leagues that you could see taking over a closer role at some point this season?
(Chris from NY)
Chris Perez on the Dodgers (he has moved past Brian Wilson in my opinion). Santiago Casilla on the Giants if Romo's arm falls off. I still like someone besides Tommy Hunter eventually getting saves in Baltimore. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which is the best short-term play; Detwiler, Withrow, Chris Perez or Broxton? I'm leaning towards Detwiler because he just might return to starting.
(GaryJohnson from The Beach)
It's possible that Detwiler returns to starting, but it feels like Withrow is having more of a breakout this year. Our hunch is that if Detwiler does start again, it would probably be on another team. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you say there is a strong correlation between how rich a team is and their propensity to overspend in the free agent market?
(hotstatrat from Toronto, O.)
Yes, but it’s not 1-to-1. If a mid-market team needs a player to fill a role, they might be led to splurge—say, if the Indians, who need a closer to replace Chris Perez, If they can’t work out a trade and if nobody on the current roster seems ready, they could overspend. (Kevin Kerrane)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see closing for the Indians on opening day 2014?
(Jeff from IL)
This wouldn't be my choice, but I suspect the Tribe tenders Chris Perez a contract/offers him arbitration. My guess is Perez, even though I wouldn't like this decision. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be really nervous with Chris Perez and Addison Reed as my incumbent closers? thanks! (Target Wilhelmsen instead?)
(Chin Music from Vancouver)
I like Reed more than Perez and would rather have Wilhelmesen than Perez (Jason Collette)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Perez went from being a lock to be dealt to looking like the Tribe's opening day closer. Will he be moved as soon as they are out of the race?
(Carlester from Seaboard)
The Perez trade market does seem awfully quiet now, Carlester, though we can't rule-out this being the calm before the storm. If the Indians don't surprise and are out of the race by the trade deadline, I do think he'll be wearing a different uniform in the second half. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite players to deal with, both past or present?
(Gerald from Savannah)
Geez. That's a tough one because there are so many good guys I have dealt with in 24 years of covering baseball. I hate to leave people out but some of my favorites would have to include Sean Casey, John Burkett, Jay Bell, Craig Wilson, Jason Schmidt, Michael Barrett from the past. From the present: Jason Bay, Cole Hamels, Carlos Pena, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips, Nyjer Morgan, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Adam Jones, Max Scherzer, Don Kelly, Chris Perez, Adam Dunn, Matt Capps, Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Kinsler. (John Perrotto)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Chris Perez have the goods to be a solid Closer in the years (months) ahead for the Indians?
(Tony from Boston, MA)
I don't think he'll be as frustrating as Kerry Wood has been, but he's not an elite option for the position. He will however pick up saves, and if that's what you need, he should deliver. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much would it cost for someone to build me a time machine, then I send my Dad back in time to NOT take the job at the Akron Beacon Journal, and then I don't grow up in Akron and don't become a Cleveland fan and then I don't feel like hopping on a plane, flying to Cleveland, and doing something ill-advised to the entire Indians roster (shaving Chris Perez' head, tying Luis Valbuena in a sack, turning Russ Branyan into a newt, etc.)? This is feasible, right? My spleen ... my spleen is weeping inconsolably. I used to love my spleen. I feel like a bad caretaker.
(buffum from Austin TX)
You actually just won the Internet. The whole thing. (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a decent chance Ryan Franklin stays Cardinals closer the whole year? If not him, is Chris Perez and not Motte the likely top candidate?
(Rob from Dallas, TX)
I rank the Cards' relievers Perez, McClellan, Motte, Kinney, Franklin. I don't know that any of them will hold the closer's job long enough to be fantasy-viable. Franklin looks like last year's George Sherrill to me. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chris Perez has thrown 6,216 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 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 (95mph) and Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Change (90mph).