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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
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1998 SLN MLB 8 8 37.0 45 18 22 6 .259 101 10.9 4.4 1.5 5.4 38% .315 .301 1.70 5.53 6.32 114 6.48 -0.2
1999 PHI MLB 13 0 17.7 19 15 15 2 .262 97 9.7 7.6 1.0 7.6 42% .321 .283 1.92 5.39 7.13 114 7.00 -0.2
2000 PHI MLB 12 8 59.0 55 27 50 8 .259 96 8.4 4.1 1.2 7.6 47% .283 .252 1.39 4.50 3.66 103 5.42 0.5
2001 PHI MLB 23 0 26.0 24 8 23 2 .254 92 8.3 2.8 0.7 8.0 60% .293 .259 1.23 3.28 2.42 90 4.79 0.2
2002 PHI 0 13 0 16.3 19 9 15 0 .251 95 10.5 5.0 0.0 8.3 39% .365 .281 1.71 2.88 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TOR 0 55 0 57.3 38 19 57 5 .260 105 6.0 3.0 0.8 8.9 38% .228 .195 0.99 3.25 3.61 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 54 0 49.3 52 17 40 11 .264 104 9.5 3.1 2.0 7.3 36% .281 .281 1.40 5.47 5.66 93 4.93 0.3
2004 CHA MLB 54 0 51.3 52 22 48 6 .264 106 9.1 3.9 1.1 8.4 41% .313 .254 1.44 4.21 4.38 86 4.10 0.8
2005 CHA MLB 68 0 67.3 42 21 57 7 .262 102 5.6 2.8 0.9 7.6 33% .201 .206 0.94 3.78 2.00 85 2.71 2.1
2006 CHA MLB 30 0 30.0 47 15 15 9 .255 111 14.1 4.5 2.7 4.5 33% .342 .322 2.07 7.69 8.70 115 9.16 -1.1
2002 TOT MLB 68 0 73.7 57 28 72 5 .258 103 7.0 3.4 0.6 8.8 39% .264 .217 1.15 3.17 3.67 80 3.01 1.9
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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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1996 PEO A 25 25 149.7 108 47 151 8 .000 6.5 2.8 0.5 9.1 0% .000 .000 1.04 3.06 2.59
1997 POT A+ 19 19 120.3 89 31 118 11 .000 6.7 2.3 0.8 8.8 0% .249 .000 1.00 3.31 2.24
1997 ARK AA 6 6 37.7 35 9 26 3 .000 8.4 2.1 0.7 6.2 0% .281 .000 1.17 3.98 2.15
1998 SLN MLB 8 8 37.0 45 18 22 6 .259 101 10.9 4.4 1.5 5.4 38% .315 .301 1.70 5.53 6.32
1998 ARK AA 10 10 67.0 56 16 61 6 .000 7.5 2.1 0.8 8.2 0% .000 .000 1.07 3.59 2.96
1998 MEM AAA 10 10 50.7 71 24 42 10 .000 12.6 4.3 1.8 7.5 0% .000 .000 1.87 5.88 7.63
1999 PHI MLB 13 0 17.7 19 15 15 2 .262 97 9.7 7.6 1.0 7.6 42% .321 .283 1.92 5.39 7.13
1999 REA AA 37 13 109.0 112 33 97 12 .000 9.2 2.7 1.0 8.0 0% .000 .000 1.33 3.91 3.63
2000 PHI MLB 12 8 59.0 55 27 50 8 .259 96 8.4 4.1 1.2 7.6 47% .283 .252 1.39 4.50 3.66
2000 SWB AAA 21 20 112.7 94 41 106 8 .000 7.5 3.3 0.6 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.20 3.32 3.11
2001 PHI MLB 23 0 26.0 24 8 23 2 .254 92 8.3 2.8 0.7 8.0 60% .293 .259 1.23 3.28 2.42
2001 CLR A+ 7 7 11.0 8 3 15 0 .000 6.5 2.5 0.0 12.3 0% .000 .000 1.00 1.29 2.45
2001 May Wnt 7 7 34.3 33 11 31 3 .000 8.7 2.9 0.8 8.1 0% .000 .000 1.28 3.01 3.15
2002 PHI MLB 13 0 16.3 19 9 15 0 .251 95 10.5 5.0 0.0 8.3 39% .365 .281 1.71 2.88 3.86
2002 TOR MLB 55 0 57.3 38 19 57 5 .260 105 6.0 3.0 0.8 8.9 38% .228 .195 0.99 3.25 3.61
2003 TOR MLB 54 0 49.3 52 17 40 11 .264 104 9.5 3.1 2.0 7.3 36% .281 .281 1.40 5.47 5.66
2003 SYR AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 1.28 0.00
2004 CHA MLB 54 0 51.3 52 22 48 6 .264 106 9.1 3.9 1.1 8.4 41% .313 .254 1.44 4.21 4.38
2005 CHA MLB 68 0 67.3 42 21 57 7 .262 102 5.6 2.8 0.9 7.6 33% .201 .206 0.94 3.78 2.00
2006 CHA MLB 30 0 30.0 47 15 15 9 .255 111 14.1 4.5 2.7 4.5 33% .342 .322 2.07 7.69 8.70
2006 CHR AAA 3 2 4.2 5 1 5 0 .261 102 10.7 2.1 0.0 10.7 36% .357 .217 1.43 1.41 2.14
2007 AKR AA 8 3 8.0 8 5 10 2 .262 108 9.0 5.6 2.2 11.2 38% .316 .281 1.62 5.89 6.75
2008 MEM AAA 7 0 9.3 9 2 9 2 .253 95 8.7 1.9 1.9 8.7 41% .280 .253 1.18 5.00 5.81

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  —  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
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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Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 11Jay Jaffe2006-06-13
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Under The Knife: GrimsleyWill Carroll2006-06-08
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 4Jay Jaffe2006-06-06
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