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Cliff Politte PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 411.3 22 23 15 342 4.40 5.6
Birth Date2-27-1974
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
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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
1998 SLN 24 8 8 37.0 37.0 0.0 2 3 0 0 1 0 172 45 32 26 6 75 18 18 1 22 6.32 5.53 6.12 -1.6 -0.2
1999 PHI 25 13 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 85 19 14 14 2 31 15 15 0 15 7.13 5.39 4.47 1.5 0.1
2000 PHI 26 12 8 59.0 50.0 9.0 4 3 0 0 6 0 251 55 24 24 8 97 27 26 0 50 3.66 4.50 4.15 12.8 1.2
2001 PHI 27 23 0 26.0 0.0 26.0 2 3 0 1 0 0 109 24 8 7 2 35 8 5 1 23 2.42 3.28 3.40 4.6 0.5
2002 PHI 28 13 0 16.3 0.0 16.3 2 0 0 1 0 0 77 19 10 7 0 24 9 8 1 15 3.86 2.88 3.66 2.7 0.2
2002 TOR 28 55 0 57.3 0.0 57.3 1 3 1 2 0 0 227 38 23 23 5 58 19 18 1 57 3.61 3.25 3.39 13.7 1.4
2003 TOR 29 54 0 49.3 0.0 49.3 1 5 12 7 0 0 216 52 32 31 11 98 17 13 1 40 5.66 5.47 5.31 3.3 0.3
2004 CHA 30 54 0 51.3 0.0 51.3 0 3 1 0 0 0 225 52 26 25 6 83 22 17 2 48 4.38 4.21 4.27 9.5 0.9
2005 CHA 31 68 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 7 1 1 1 0 0 262 42 15 15 7 75 21 17 3 57 2.00 3.78 3.62 13.0 1.3
2006 CHA 32 30 0 30.0 0.0 30.0 2 2 0 2 0 0 151 47 30 29 9 87 15 8 1 15 8.70 7.69 7.57 -3.2 -0.3
Career33016411.387.0324.32223151470177539321420156663171145113424.404.514.5256.15.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1996 PEO A 25 25 149.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 POT A+ 19 19 120.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .249 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 6 6 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 8 8 37.0 6.12 69 .301 .266 .331 .419 .259 .315 101 -0.9 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
1998 ARK AA 10 10 67.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 10 10 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 13 0 17.7 4.47 107 .283 .272 .337 .439 .262 .321 97 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
1999 REA AA 37 13 109.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PHI MLB 12 8 59.0 4.15 115 .252 .269 .335 .426 .259 .283 96 11.4 1.1 12.8 1.2
2000 SWB AAA 21 20 112.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 23 0 26.0 3.40 122 .259 .254 .320 .404 .254 .293 92 4.4 0.4 4.6 0.5
2001 CLR A+ 7 7 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 May Wnt 7 7 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 13 0 16.3 3.66 115 .281 .252 .323 .391 .251 .365 95 2.8 0.3 2.7 0.2
2002 TOR MLB 55 0 57.3 3.39 133 .195 .263 .327 .423 .260 .228 105 13.7 1.4 13.7 1.4
2003 TOR MLB 54 0 49.3 5.31 97 .281 .267 .333 .435 .264 .281 104 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2003 SYR AAA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 54 0 51.3 4.27 120 .254 .275 .339 .443 .264 .313 106 9.5 0.9 9.5 0.9
2005 CHA MLB 68 0 67.3 3.62 125 .206 .267 .326 .422 .262 .201 102 12.5 1.3 13.0 1.3
2006 CHA MLB 30 0 30.0 7.57 62 .322 .273 .334 .427 .255 .342 111 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2006 CHR AAA 3 2 4.2 2.37 146 .217 .250 .334 .375 .261 .357 102 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 AKR AA 8 3 8.0 6.31 74 .281 .265 .343 .409 .262 .316 108 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2008 MEM AAA 7 0 9.3 6.04 79 .253 .265 .337 .444 .253 .280 95 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -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
1996 PEO A 14 6 0 25 25 149.7 108 47 151 8 0% .000 6.5 2.8 0.5 9.1 1.04 2.59 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 4 1 0 6 6 37.7 35 9 26 3 0% .281 8.4 2.1 0.7 6.2 1.17 2.15 0.0 0.0
1997 POT A+ 11 1 0 19 19 120.3 89 31 118 11 0% .249 6.7 2.3 0.8 8.8 1.00 2.24 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 2 3 0 8 8 37.0 45 18 22 6 38% .315 10.9 4.4 1.5 5.4 1.70 6.32 -1.6 -0.2
1998 MEM AAA 1 4 0 10 10 50.7 71 24 42 10 0% .000 12.6 4.3 1.8 7.5 1.87 7.63 0.0 0.0
1998 ARK AA 5 3 0 10 10 67.0 56 16 61 6 0% .000 7.5 2.1 0.8 8.2 1.07 2.96 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 1 0 0 13 0 17.7 19 15 15 2 42% .321 9.7 7.6 1.0 7.6 1.92 7.13 1.5 0.1
1999 REA AA 9 8 5 37 13 109.0 112 33 97 12 0% .000 9.2 2.7 1.0 8.0 1.33 3.63 0.0 0.0
2000 PHI MLB 4 3 0 12 8 59.0 55 27 50 8 47% .283 8.4 4.1 1.2 7.6 1.39 3.66 12.8 1.2
2000 SWB AAA 8 4 0 21 20 112.7 94 41 106 8 0% .000 7.5 3.3 0.6 8.5 1.20 3.11 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 2 3 0 23 0 26.0 24 8 23 2 60% .293 8.3 2.8 0.7 8.0 1.23 2.42 4.6 0.5
2001 CLR A+ 0 1 0 7 7 11.0 8 3 15 0 0% .000 6.5 2.5 0.0 12.3 1.00 2.45 0.0 0.0
2001 May Wnt 1 0 0 7 7 34.3 33 11 31 3 0% .000 8.7 2.9 0.8 8.1 1.28 3.15 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 1 3 1 55 0 57.3 38 19 57 5 38% .228 6.0 3.0 0.8 8.9 0.99 3.61 13.7 1.4
2002 PHI MLB 2 0 0 13 0 16.3 19 9 15 0 39% .365 10.5 5.0 0.0 8.3 1.71 3.86 2.7 0.2
2003 TOR MLB 1 5 12 54 0 49.3 52 17 40 11 36% .281 9.5 3.1 2.0 7.3 1.40 5.66 3.3 0.3
2003 SYR AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 0 3 1 54 0 51.3 52 22 48 6 41% .313 9.1 3.9 1.1 8.4 1.44 4.38 9.5 0.9
2005 CHA MLB 7 1 1 68 0 67.3 42 21 57 7 33% .201 5.6 2.8 0.9 7.6 0.94 2.00 13.0 1.3
2006 CHA MLB 2 2 0 30 0 30.0 47 15 15 9 33% .342 14.1 4.5 2.7 4.5 2.07 8.70 -3.2 -0.3
2006 CHR AAA 0 0 0 3 2 4.2 5 1 5 0 36% .357 10.7 2.1 0.0 10.7 1.43 2.14 2.1 0.2
2007 AKR AA 0 0 0 8 3 8.0 8 5 10 2 38% .316 9.0 5.6 2.2 11.2 1.62 6.75 0.1 0.0
2008 MEM AAA 1 1 0 7 0 9.3 9 2 9 2 41% .280 8.7 1.9 1.9 8.7 1.18 5.81 -0.1 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-07-12 2007-09-15 Minors 65 0 Right Shoulder Not Disclosed -
2007-06-21 2007-06-28 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-04-09 2007-06-04 Minors 56 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Bone Spur and Rotator Cuff 2006-08-19
2006-07-16 2006-10-04 FA 80 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Bone Spur and Rotator Cuff 2006-08-19
2006-06-05 2006-06-29 15-DL 24 21 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-06-29 2003-07-25 15-DL 26 21 Right Shoulder Strain -
2001-03-31 2001-07-07 60-DL 98 85 Right Elbow Stress Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 CHA $1,200,000
2005 CHA $900,000
2004 CHA $800,000
2003 TOR $845,000
2002 PHI, TOR $245,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,990,000
5 yrTotal$3,990,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 154 d1 yr/$0.6M (08)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CLE 12/24/07 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.6M (08)
  • signed as a free agent from CHW 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 7/06 designated for assignment 7/06 club exercised $1.2M 06 option 10/05
  • re-signed 10/04, 1 year/$1M (05)+$1.2M 06 club option $0.1M buyout
  • 05:$0.9M
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 1/04, 1 year/$0.8M (04)+$1.35M 05 club option
  • designated for assignment 12/03
  • avoided arbitration 1/03, 1 year/$0.845M (03)
  • acquired in trade from PHI 5/02

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
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Under The Knife: The Dick Martin Award for 2006Will Carroll2006-11-08
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Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 11Jay Jaffe2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-7Christina Kahrl2006-06-09
Under The Knife: GrimsleyWill Carroll2006-06-08
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 4Jay Jaffe2006-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Breaks HeartsNate Silver2006-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Battle of Champions: Chicago White Sox @ Chiba Lotte Marines, Game 4Dave Haller2006-01-10
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Prospectus Notebook: White Sox, RedsBaseball Prospectus2005-10-27
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