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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1760.3 91 113 1 1031 5.03 7.6
Birth Date11-2-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 BAL 21 31 20 135.0 113.0 22.0 8 9 1 2 8 1 588 157 82 79 19 245 42 40 3 85 5.27 4.79 5.51 9.7 0.7
1999 BAL 22 32 32 210.0 210.0 0.0 12 12 0 0 19 0 897 227 118 110 35 377 80 78 1 112 4.71 5.46 6.41 0.7 0.2
2000 BAL 23 32 32 222.0 222.0 0.0 9 13 0 0 13 5 953 223 125 119 30 360 83 83 1 152 4.82 4.75 5.69 4.1 0.3
2001 BAL 24 23 23 138.3 138.3 0.0 5 10 0 0 7 6 605 161 83 76 21 271 37 37 6 84 4.94 4.79 5.34 5.3 0.5
2002 BAL 25 28 28 176.0 176.0 0.0 7 9 0 0 16 1 736 172 84 80 26 283 63 62 2 120 4.09 4.72 5.03 11.4 1.2
2003 BAL 26 21 21 148.0 148.0 0.0 14 6 0 0 12 5 622 147 65 62 10 213 43 41 4 100 3.77 3.57 4.46 17.6 1.7
2003 SFN 26 10 10 68.0 68.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 6 0 276 64 29 28 6 106 18 15 1 34 3.71 3.96 5.09 3.6 0.3
2004 BAL 27 33 33 215.7 215.7 0.0 11 15 0 0 14 2 954 265 136 127 23 390 69 66 8 115 5.30 4.55 5.53 15.8 1.3
2005 BAL 28 23 23 130.3 130.3 0.0 7 11 0 0 7 0 595 177 97 90 16 257 48 47 3 68 6.21 4.78 5.20 8.5 0.9
2006 NYA 29 5 3 16.3 12.0 4.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 26 20 19 3 43 7 7 0 15 10.47 5.03 5.97 1.2 0.1
2006 SLN 29 14 13 68.7 67.7 1.0 4 4 0 0 6 0 303 82 42 40 7 122 29 28 4 33 5.24 4.92 5.50 2.5 0.2
2007 MIN 30 7 7 37.7 37.7 0.0 2 5 0 0 1 0 181 54 31 29 7 87 17 16 3 23 6.93 6.10 6.49 -3.3 -0.3
2008 NYA 31 16 15 80.0 79.0 1.0 4 4 0 0 7 1 360 99 53 52 11 155 32 30 5 33 5.85 5.51 6.52 -4.8 -0.3
2008 TEX 31 9 9 55.7 55.7 0.0 4 1 0 0 3 1 252 71 36 24 3 99 16 16 2 25 3.88 3.94 4.69 9.8 1.0
2009 KCA 32 14 9 58.7 50.3 8.3 1 7 0 1 4 0 273 79 50 48 6 118 25 24 2 32 7.36 4.76 6.26 -1.2 -0.1
Career2982781760.31723.736.791113131232276762004105198322331266095904510315.034.735.5281.07.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1995 BLU Rk 13 13 77.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 FRD A+ 18 16 107.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BOW AA 13 13 74.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BAL MLB 31 20 135.0 5.51 88 .271 .273 .339 .432 .265 .314 97 7.7 0.8 9.7 0.7
1998 ROC AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 32 32 210.0 6.41 75 .268 .274 .345 .438 .263 .287 97 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.2
2000 BAL MLB 32 32 222.0 5.69 83 .248 .274 .346 .439 .265 .281 91 4.0 0.4 4.1 0.3
2001 BAL MLB 23 23 138.3 5.34 84 .286 .266 .330 .429 .261 .306 94 4.6 0.5 5.3 0.5
2001 BOW AA 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 28 28 176.0 5.03 93 .255 .261 .331 .421 .264 .278 97 10.9 1.1 11.4 1.2
2003 BAL MLB 21 21 148.0 4.46 107 .237 .274 .339 .441 .269 .295 98 18.4 1.8 17.6 1.7
2003 SFN MLB 10 10 68.0 5.09 92 .242 .264 .329 .414 .255 .267 101 3.3 0.3 3.6 0.3
2004 BAL MLB 33 33 215.7 5.53 97 .264 .271 .342 .440 .263 .327 106 15.8 1.5 15.8 1.3
2005 BAL MLB 23 23 130.3 5.20 93 .292 .270 .334 .428 .264 .350 102 9.1 0.9 8.5 0.9
2006 NYA MLB 5 3 16.3 5.97 87 .329 .275 .340 .442 .261 .411 107 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2006 SLN MLB 14 13 68.7 5.50 79 .289 .262 .328 .418 .258 .326 93 -0.4 -0.0 2.5 0.2
2007 MIN MLB 7 7 37.7 6.49 57 .343 .272 .340 .429 .265 .359 93 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2007 ESC Wnt 3 3 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .186 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 NYA MLB 16 15 80.0 6.52 66 .295 .273 .340 .422 .265 .315 103 -5.1 -0.5 -4.8 -0.3
2008 TEX MLB 9 9 55.7 4.69 112 .265 .263 .329 .406 .259 .330 113 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2008 OKL AAA 5 4 23.3 6.30 91 .253 .281 .352 .475 .270 .289 115 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2008 SWB AAA 1 1 4.0 4.79 76 .217 .261 .332 .428 .278 .250 82 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 KCA MLB 14 9 58.7 6.26 76 .295 .267 .335 .429 .263 .351 105 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2009 OMA AAA 6 6 33.0 4.88 78 .240 .270 .341 .405 .277 .317 86 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
1995 BLU Rk 6 3 0 13 13 77.7 79 16 56 7 0% .000 9.2 1.9 0.8 6.5 1.22 4.17 0.0 0.0
1996 FRD A+ 7 6 0 18 16 107.0 98 28 110 6 0% .000 8.2 2.4 0.5 9.3 1.18 3.45 0.0 0.0
1997 BOW AA 2 7 0 13 13 74.7 77 32 56 11 0% .292 9.3 3.9 1.3 6.7 1.46 5.42 0.0 0.0
1998 BAL MLB 8 9 1 31 20 135.0 157 42 85 19 42% .314 10.5 2.8 1.3 5.7 1.47 5.27 9.7 0.7
1998 ROC AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 4 1 3 0 0% .000 7.2 1.8 0.0 5.4 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 BAL MLB 12 12 0 32 32 210.0 227 80 112 35 41% .287 9.7 3.4 1.5 4.8 1.46 4.71 0.7 0.2
2000 BAL MLB 9 13 0 32 32 222.0 223 83 152 30 48% .281 9.0 3.4 1.2 6.2 1.38 4.82 4.1 0.3
2001 BAL MLB 5 10 0 23 23 138.3 161 37 84 21 54% .306 10.5 2.4 1.4 5.5 1.43 4.94 5.3 0.5
2001 BOW AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 1 2 0 0% .000 6.8 2.2 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 7 9 0 28 28 176.0 172 63 120 26 55% .278 8.8 3.2 1.3 6.1 1.34 4.09 11.4 1.2
2003 BAL MLB 14 6 0 21 21 148.0 147 43 100 10 52% .295 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.1 1.28 3.77 17.6 1.7
2003 SFN MLB 3 6 0 10 10 68.0 64 18 34 6 57% .267 8.5 2.4 0.8 4.5 1.21 3.71 3.6 0.3
2004 BAL MLB 11 15 0 33 33 215.7 265 69 115 23 52% .327 11.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 1.55 5.30 15.8 1.3
2005 BAL MLB 7 11 0 23 23 130.3 177 48 68 16 53% .350 12.2 3.3 1.1 4.7 1.73 6.21 8.5 0.9
2006 SLN MLB 4 4 0 14 13 68.7 82 29 33 7 55% .326 10.7 3.8 0.9 4.3 1.62 5.24 2.5 0.2
2006 NYA MLB 0 1 0 5 3 16.3 26 7 15 3 46% .411 14.3 3.9 1.7 8.3 2.02 10.47 1.2 0.1
2007 ESC Wnt 1 1 0 3 3 14.7 8 4 8 0 0% .186 4.9 2.4 0.0 4.9 0.82 1.22 0.0 0.0
2007 MIN MLB 2 5 0 7 7 37.7 54 17 23 7 54% .359 12.9 4.1 1.7 5.5 1.88 6.93 -3.3 -0.3
2008 OKL AAA 1 2 0 5 4 23.3 25 9 12 3 59% .289 9.7 3.5 1.2 4.6 1.46 3.48 1.6 0.2
2008 SWB AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 3 2 0 58% .250 6.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 1.50 2.25 -0.1 -0.0
2008 TEX MLB 4 1 0 9 9 55.7 71 16 25 3 56% .330 11.5 2.6 0.5 4.0 1.56 3.88 9.8 1.0
2008 NYA MLB 4 4 0 16 15 80.0 99 32 33 11 54% .315 11.1 3.6 1.2 3.7 1.64 5.85 -4.8 -0.3
2009 OMA AAA 2 1 0 6 6 33.0 34 5 19 2 64% .317 9.3 1.4 0.5 5.2 1.18 2.18 0.6 0.1
2009 KCA MLB 1 7 0 14 9 58.7 79 25 32 6 51% .351 12.1 3.8 0.9 4.9 1.77 7.36 -1.2 -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 2122 0.5094 0.4323 0.9007 0.6244 0.2315 0.9319 0.8133 0.0950
2009 976 0.5123 0.4148 0.8911 0.5820 0.2374 0.9381 0.7699 0.1064
Career30980.51030.42680.89770.6110.23340.93390.79960.0986

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-30 2009-07-18 15-DL 49 41 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2008-03-22 2008-03-23 Camp 1 0 Right Ankle Soreness -
2006-05-08 2006-05-27 15-DL 19 16 Right Elbow Strain Wrist Flexors and Bone Spur -
2005-08-08 2005-09-01 15-DL 24 21 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2005-07-28 2005-07-28 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-07-03 2005-07-03 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2005-05-17 2005-05-17 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-03-25 2005-03-25 Camp 0 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2004-07-05 2004-07-19 DTD 14 11 - Groin Strain -
2002-08-07 2002-09-01 15-DL 25 24 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2001-08-29 2001-10-07 DTD 39 31 Right Forearm Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2001-04-16 2001-05-09 15-DL 23 21 Right Forearm Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 KCA $600,000
2007 MIN $1,000,000
2006 BAL $11,000,000
2006 SLN $1,000,000
2005 BAL $8,500,000
2004 BAL $3,000,000
2003 BAL $4,250,000
2002 BAL $2,650,000
2001 BAL $2,100,000
2000 BAL $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$34,500,000
9 yrTotal$34,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 56 dBarry Praver1 yr/$0.6M (09)

Details
  • released 8/12/09 designated for assignment 8/2/09 contract purchased 4/10/09 signed as a free agent from NYY 3/09, 1 year/$0.6M (09) (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 6/27/08 signed as a free agent from TX 6/18/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 6/16/08 designated for assignment 6/6/08 signed as a free agent from MIN 07-08
  • designated for assignment 5/13/07 contract purchased 3/07 signed as a free agent from NYY 1/07, 1 year/$1M (07)+$2M performance bonus (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment, released 8/06 claimed off waivers from STL 7/06
  • designated for assignment 7/06
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 12/05, 1 year/$1M (06)+$1.5M bonuses
  • contract terminated 9/05 (placed on unconditional release waivers, grievance pending)
  • 3 year/$22.5M (04-06), $3M signing bonus, 04:$2M, 05:$7.5M, 06:$10M
  • signed as a free agent from SF 1/04
  • acquired in trade from BAL 7/03
  • 1 year/$4.25M (03)
  • FA after 03
  • $0.25M (99)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Emma! If Garcia fails, and when Colon fails, who do the Yanks turn to first - someone from AAA, or from outside the organization?
(Shaun P. from Bronx Banter)
Hey Shaun - I think FIRST they'll go to someone from AAA (Mitre if he hasn't flamed out yet, maybe even Banuelos for a few starts), but I do think they'll make a trade or get someone off waivers at some point this summer. Not a star necessarily, but someone who, you know, isn't Bartolo Colon. (What's Sidney Ponson doing these days?) (Emma Span)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're not wrong to prefer top-3 rotation guys, but the Yanks need to get to the playoffs. Isn't Washburn probably worth 1-2 wins over Darrell Rasner/Sidney Ponson, which could make the difference between baseball and golf come October?
(Razman from Brooklyn, NY)
I don't think that he is, and consider that the Yankees could have Kennedy and Hughes in that mix down the stretch. Hughes is better than Washburn, and Kennedy is about the same. You don't get to the postseason by upgrading by a win or less unless you're adding upside. Washburn has no upside. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneThe woman inside Donald Duck had great pitchability.

...Can I just remark that, grateful as I am to be employed as a commenter on the Yankees, that this matchup of two young, fireballing lefties exemplifies my major frustration with them? I want to watch these kinds of pitchers every fifth day, not Carl Bleeping Pavano and Sidney Ponson. (Steven Goldman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Sidney Ponson threw 3,151 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph), Change (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (77mph).