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Portrait of Bret Prinz

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 92 5 4 9 64 4.89 0.2
Birth Date6-15-1977
Height6' 3"
Weight185 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
2001 ARI 24 46 0 41.0 0.0 41.0 4 1 9 4 0 0 174 33 13 12 4 49 19 18 1 27 2.63 4.42 4.65 3.2 0.3
2002 ARI 25 20 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 2 0 3 0 0 71 23 14 14 1 33 10 9 1 10 9.45 4.83 6.41 -1.3 -0.1
2003 ARI 26 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0.00 3.97 -0.74 0.7 0.1
2003 NYA 26 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6 4 4 1 12 3 2 0 2 18.00 12.09 9.92 -1.0 -0.1
2004 NYA 27 26 0 28.3 0.0 28.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 124 28 17 16 5 51 14 14 1 22 5.08 5.48 5.72 1.4 0.1
2005 ANA 28 3 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 4 1 1 1 7 1 1 0 1 3.00 7.72 6.59 -0.4 -0.0
2007 CHA 30 4 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 3 3 1 8 2 1 0 1 8.10 8.41 8.22 -0.8 -0.1
Career102092.00.092.05497004199952501316250453644.895.225.551.80.2

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
1998 LTH Rk 11 10 46.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SBN A 30 23 138.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SBN A 6 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ELP AA 53 0 60.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 46 0 41.0 4.65 103 .233 .267 .338 .434 .266 .236 100 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2001 TUC AAA 5 0 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 20 0 13.3 6.41 68 .349 .265 .328 .405 .255 .449 108 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2002 LNC A+ 5 0 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TUC AAA 37 0 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARI MLB 1 0 1.0 -0.74 215 .268 .259 .309 .402 .252 .333 109 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2003 NYA MLB 2 0 2.0 9.92 12 .475 .276 .326 .433 .259 .556 107 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2003 LNC A+ 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ELP AA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 10 0 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .439 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA 10 0 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB 26 0 28.3 5.72 90 .271 .269 .334 .432 .259 .280 103 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2004 COH AAA 29 0 30.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 3 0 3.0 6.59 49 .315 .254 .316 .421 .257 .273 92 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2005 RCU A+ 2 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 5 0 9.7 6.08 96 .296 .302 .381 .496 .287 .450 108 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2006 CSP AAA 8 0 8.1 2.33 156 .179 .259 .338 .402 .259 .280 110 3.5 0.3 3.3 0.3
2007 CHA MLB 4 0 3.3 8.22 41 .307 .290 .371 .480 .286 .250 106 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2007 CHR AAA 15 0 16.0 3.26 123 .186 .256 .324 .389 .254 .273 88 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3
2007 IND AAA 14 0 14.0 3.60 114 .214 .255 .326 .390 .253 .333 83 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 IOW AAA 8 0 14.0 7.51 79 .264 .280 .340 .428 .257 .316 121 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0
2008 SAC AAA 31 0 29.3 7.48 67 .291 .284 .353 .453 .260 .296 107 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -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
1998 LTH Rk 4 2 0 11 10 46.7 49 13 30 2 0% .000 9.4 2.5 0.4 5.8 1.33 3.08 0.0 0.0
1999 SBN A 6 10 0 30 23 138.7 129 52 98 16 0% .000 8.4 3.4 1.0 6.4 1.30 4.48 0.0 0.0
2000 SBN A 1 0 1 6 0 7.3 2 1 10 0 0% .000 2.5 1.2 0.0 12.3 0.41 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 ELP AA 9 1 26 53 0 60.7 71 16 69 6 0% .000 10.5 2.4 0.9 10.2 1.43 3.56 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 4 1 9 46 0 41.0 33 19 27 4 45% .236 7.2 4.2 0.9 5.9 1.27 2.63 3.2 0.3
2001 TUC AAA 0 0 3 5 0 5.7 1 0 6 0 0% .000 1.6 0.0 0.0 9.5 0.18 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 0 2 0 20 0 13.3 23 10 10 1 59% .449 15.5 6.8 0.7 6.8 2.48 9.45 -1.3 -0.1
2002 TUC AAA 1 0 18 37 0 39.3 42 9 34 4 0% .322 9.6 2.1 0.9 7.8 1.30 2.98 0.0 0.0
2002 LNC A+ 1 0 0 5 0 7.0 2 1 6 0 0% .111 2.6 1.3 0.0 7.7 0.43 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 6 3 2 1 30% .556 27.0 13.5 4.5 9.0 4.50 18.00 -1.0 -0.1
2003 ARI MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 33% .333 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 0.00 0.7 0.1
2003 COH AAA 0 1 0 10 0 12.3 20 1 13 2 0% .439 14.6 0.7 1.5 9.5 1.71 8.05 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA 0 1 0 10 0 12.0 19 3 7 1 0% .375 14.2 2.2 0.8 5.2 1.83 6.00 0.0 0.0
2003 ELP AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 3 1 2 0 0% .429 13.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 2.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2003 LNC A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB 1 0 0 26 0 28.3 28 14 22 5 44% .280 8.9 4.4 1.6 7.0 1.48 5.08 1.4 0.1
2004 COH AAA 3 1 11 29 0 30.7 27 9 33 3 0% .316 7.9 2.6 0.9 9.7 1.17 3.52 0.0 0.0
2005 RCU A+ 0 0 0 2 0 5.0 2 3 6 0 0% -.200 3.6 5.4 0.0 10.8 1.00 1.80 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 0 0 1 5 0 9.7 12 6 8 1 35% .450 11.1 5.6 0.9 7.4 1.86 5.57 1.0 0.1
2005 ANA MLB 0 1 0 3 0 3.0 4 1 1 1 33% .273 12.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.67 3.00 -0.4 -0.0
2006 CSP AAA 0 0 3 8 0 8.1 7 1 8 0 52% .280 7.8 1.1 0.0 8.9 0.99 0.00 3.3 0.3
2007 CHR AAA 0 1 1 15 0 16.0 10 9 16 0 58% .273 5.6 5.1 0.0 9.0 1.19 0.56 3.6 0.3
2007 CHA MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.3 4 2 1 1 15% .250 10.8 5.4 2.7 2.7 1.80 8.10 -0.8 -0.1
2007 IOW AAA 1 1 0 8 0 14.0 15 6 15 3 49% .316 9.6 3.9 1.9 9.6 1.50 5.14 0.1 0.0
2007 IND AAA 0 0 6 14 0 14.0 13 7 15 0 48% .333 8.4 4.5 0.0 9.6 1.43 1.29 2.2 0.2
2008 SAC AAA 1 3 5 31 0 29.3 34 17 20 8 47% .296 10.4 5.2 2.5 6.1 1.74 6.76 -1.5 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-04-11 2005-09-01 60-DL 143 126 Right Shoulder Strain -
2003-04-01 2003-07-24 60-DL 114 100 Right Groin Strain Torn -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 ANA $342,322
2003 ARI, NYA $300,000
2002 ARI $235,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$877,322
3 yrTotal$877,322

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 104 d

Details
  • designated for assignment 6/15/07
  • contract purchased 6/4/07
  • signed as a free agent from COL 2/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from LAA 12/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.342322 (05) acquired in trade from NYY 3/05 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 7/04 recalled 5/04 optioned to Triple-A 5/04 recalled 5/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 acquired in trade from AZ 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 8/03 recalled 8/03 optioned to Triple-A 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 7/03 1 year/$0.3M (03)
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 6/02 recalled 5/02 optioned to Triple-A 4/02

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Every time Prinz came into a game last year, Yankees broadcasters blather like Goose Gossage had just taken the magic bullpen car back from retirement. It's impossible to say why. But for 2001, Prinz has never posted great numbers anywhere. He's a mediocre righty reliever. That and a cheese pizza will get you…a cheese pizza. The Yankees have better options.
2003 Prinz is erratic in a lot of ways. He’s at least three or four different pitchers, depending on what’s working for him on any given night. He’s occasionally unhittable, throwing moving fastballs through a teacup, and then, boom, he’s possessed by the spirit of Charlie Kerfeld or something, and starts leaving pitches in the middle of the plate. If anything’s an interesting test of our new forecasting system, this is it.
2002 Briefly considered the closer before Kim smacked some sense into everyone, Prinz nonetheless had a strong rookie season. However, he got hurt at the wrong time, suffering from rotator-cuff tendinitis just as Kim started his September swoon. An MRI showed no structural damage, so if that diagnosis holds, Prinz should give Arizona a second reliable reliever in 2002.
2001 Not even the people who know something about pitching can know everything about pitching. Bret Prinz changed from being a "normal" starter to being a sidearming reliever and picked up velocity and movement in the process. He now throws in the low 90s, with a slider and change-up for show. Prinz was the organization’s Pitcher of the Year, but then struggled in the AFL.

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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Red Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-7Christina Kahrl2005-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 11-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2004-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-8Christina Kahrl2004-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-24, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 3-5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-15, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2003-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 8-11Christina Kahrl2003-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2003-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 25-28Christina Kahrl2003-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Under The Knife: Who Had April 5 in the Griffey Pool?Will Carroll2003-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Down Goes JeterWill Carroll2003-04-01
Transaction Analysis: June 11-12, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: SnakebitJoe Sheehan2002-06-12
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 28-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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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, Bret Prinz threw 14 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).