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David Purcey PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-22-1982
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age31 years, 11 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72010
-0.02011
2012
0.12013
-0.12014
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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 TOR 26 12 12 65.0 65.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 6 0 289 67 41 40 9 110 29 29 4 58 5.54 4.70 5.17 6.6 0.6
2009 TOR 27 9 9 48.0 48.0 0.0 1 3 0 0 2 0 223 54 35 33 6 86 30 29 1 39 6.19 5.08 5.37 4.7 0.5
2010 TOR 28 33 0 34.0 0.0 34.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 143 26 16 14 3 42 15 14 0 32 3.71 3.64 3.78 6.3 0.7
2011 DET 29 19 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 1 2 0 1 0 0 93 21 15 15 1 31 20 18 0 12 7.23 5.69 6.13 -0.8 -0.1
2011 OAK 29 9 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 9 3 3 1 14 3 3 0 7 2.13 3.69 3.55 1.4 0.1
2011 TOR 29 5 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 3 3 3 0 3 4 4 0 3 11.57 5.63 6.38 -0.6 -0.1
2013 CHA 31 24 0 25.3 0.0 25.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 113 19 7 6 2 32 17 13 2 23 2.13 4.54 4.16 1.1 0.1

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
2004 AUB A- 3 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 21 21 94.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 8 8 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.411 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NHP AA 16 16 88.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 12 12 51.2 6.64 51 .276 .252 .324 .384 .253 .280 99 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2007 NHP AA 11 11 62.0 4.44 110 .247 .259 .335 .381 .259 .337 107 10.4 1.0 10.4 1.0
2007 SUR Wnt 6 6 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TOR MLB 12 12 65.0 5.17 89 .286 .272 .341 .435 .269 .307 99 6.7 0.7 6.6 0.6
2008 SYR AAA 19 19 117.0 4.39 96 .219 .266 .336 .409 .266 .289 87 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2009 TOR MLB 9 9 48.0 5.37 93 .285 .263 .325 .420 .256 .327 104 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2009 LVG AAA 24 24 139.3 4.91 91 .268 .274 .343 .428 .277 .302 97 10.4 1.0 10.4 1.0
2010 TOR MLB 33 0 34.0 3.78 125 .226 .258 .327 .411 .260 .247 113 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2010 NHP AA 3 0 2.7 4.45 114 .284 .276 .355 .430 .266 .400 113 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 LVG AAA 17 0 18.7 5.24 112 .247 .278 .355 .441 .271 .267 115 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2011 DET MLB 19 0 18.7 6.13 77 .298 .261 .319 .403 .262 .333 112 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 OAK MLB 9 0 12.7 3.55 113 .196 .248 .309 .393 .251 .205 92 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 5 0 2.3 6.38 57 .355 .236 .306 .354 .252 .429 100 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 TOL AAA 8 0 11.3 3.86 108 .243 .270 .329 .419 .252 .314 94 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 LEH AAA 47 1 57.7 3.94 108 .271 .257 .327 .390 .252 .346 97 6.4 0.6 6.6 0.7
2013 CHA MLB 24 0 25.3 4.16 104 .269 .260 .325 .404 .268 .246 100 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 CHR AAA 26 0 38.7 3.11 127 .221 .254 .328 .385 .254 .289 98 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2014 CHR AAA 5 0 10.0 6.08 62 .189 .255 .333 .382 .247 .179 98 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -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
2004 AUB A- 1 0 0 3 2 12.0 6 1 13 0 0% .214 4.5 0.8 0.0 9.8 0.58 1.50 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 5 4 0 21 21 94.3 80 56 116 8 0% -.379 7.6 5.3 0.8 11.1 1.44 3.63 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 4 3 0 8 8 43.0 32 25 45 2 0% -.411 6.7 5.2 0.4 9.4 1.33 2.93 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 2 7 0 12 12 51.2 49 38 45 7 53% .280 8.6 6.7 1.2 7.9 1.70 5.45 -4.3 -0.4
2006 NHP AA 4 5 0 16 16 88.0 101 44 81 9 0% .343 10.3 4.5 0.9 8.3 1.65 5.62 0.0 0.0
2007 NHP AA 3 5 0 11 11 62.0 67 16 55 4 43% .337 9.7 2.3 0.6 8.0 1.34 5.37 10.4 1.0
2007 SUR Wnt 1 2 0 6 6 22.0 13 9 25 0 0% .232 5.3 3.7 0.0 10.2 1.00 1.23 0.0 0.0
2008 TOR MLB 3 6 0 12 12 65.0 67 29 58 9 33% .307 9.3 4.0 1.2 8.0 1.48 5.54 6.6 0.6
2008 SYR AAA 8 6 0 19 19 117.0 97 34 121 8 45% .289 7.5 2.6 0.6 9.3 1.12 2.69 5.9 0.6
2009 LVG AAA 9 6 0 24 24 139.3 132 78 109 7 43% .302 8.5 5.0 0.5 7.0 1.51 4.46 10.4 1.0
2009 TOR MLB 1 3 0 9 9 48.0 54 30 39 6 33% .327 10.1 5.6 1.1 7.3 1.75 6.19 4.7 0.5
2010 LVG AAA 2 1 0 17 0 18.7 14 15 23 2 36% .267 6.7 7.2 1.0 11.1 1.55 3.37 3.2 0.3
2010 NHP AA 0 1 0 3 0 2.7 3 1 5 1 33% .400 10.0 3.3 3.3 16.7 1.48 13.33 0.4 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 1 1 1 33 0 34.0 26 15 32 3 31% .247 6.9 4.0 0.8 8.5 1.21 3.71 6.3 0.7
2011 TOL AAA 0 0 0 8 0 11.3 11 5 7 0 49% .314 8.7 4.0 0.0 5.6 1.41 2.38 0.9 0.1
2011 DET MLB 1 2 0 19 0 18.7 21 20 12 1 49% .333 10.1 9.6 0.5 5.8 2.20 7.23 -0.8 -0.1
2011 OAK MLB 0 0 0 9 0 12.7 9 3 7 1 35% .205 6.4 2.1 0.7 5.0 0.95 2.13 1.4 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 0 0 0 5 0 2.3 3 4 3 0 43% .429 11.6 15.4 0.0 11.6 3.00 11.57 -0.6 -0.1
2012 LEH AAA 1 4 0 47 1 57.7 57 33 63 2 37% .346 8.9 5.2 0.3 9.8 1.56 4.37 6.6 0.7
2013 CHR AAA 0 2 3 26 0 38.7 30 12 43 2 42% .289 7.0 2.8 0.5 10.0 1.09 3.03 8.2 0.8
2013 CHA MLB 1 1 0 24 0 25.3 19 17 23 2 42% .246 6.8 6.0 0.7 8.2 1.42 2.13 1.1 0.1
2014 CHR AAA 0 0 1 5 0 10.0 5 8 4 0 54% .179 4.5 7.2 0.0 3.6 1.30 0.90 -1.0 -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 1096 0.5100 0.4471 0.7898 0.6565 0.2291 0.8501 0.6098 0.2102
2009 875 0.5063 0.4469 0.8286 0.6569 0.2315 0.8729 0.7000 0.1714
2010 611 0.5155 0.4943 0.7781 0.6889 0.2872 0.7972 0.7294 0.2219
2011 673 0.4889 0.4339 0.8562 0.6413 0.2355 0.9147 0.7037 0.1438
2013 455 0.4879 0.4396 0.7700 0.6396 0.2489 0.8803 0.5000 0.2300
Career37100.50350.45150.80660.65710.24280.86220.65430.1934

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-21 2013-09-30 DTD 9 9 Left Elbow Sprain UCL Ligament - -
2010-08-12 2010-09-01 15-DL 20 19 Right Foot Sprain -
2007-06-15 2007-09-04 Minors 81 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CHA $
2012 PHI $
2011 TOR $436,400
2009 TOR $403,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$840,100
2 yrTotal$840,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 133 dSteve Hilliard1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/18/13. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/9/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4364M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 2/11. Acquired by Oakland in trade 4/18/11 after being DFA by Toronto 4/12/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Oakland 5/27/11. DFA by Detroit 8/2/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4037M (2009). Re-signed 2/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07.
  • Drafted 2004 (1-16) (Oklahoma). Signed 7/04, $1.6M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .224 .331 .340 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .230 .361 .387 .268
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.029 -.048 -.008
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .205 .315 .364 .258
31 vs R (2013) .213 .362 .340 .259
38 Split (2013) -.008 -.047 .023 -.001
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
BP Unfiltered: Zack Wheeler and First-Start JittersBen Lindbergh2013-06-19
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Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Cream RisesTommy Bennett2011-05-30
Transaction Analysis: May Swapmeet, Sizemore for PurceyKevin Goldstein2011-05-27
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Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Adam Lind and David Purcey for Bay deal workout well for both teams? Wouldn't Lind project as a lefthanded Bay with a little less power in his prime?
(Taylor from Toronto)
I think the Pirates would want some higher-end guys than Lind and Purcey. I don't think Lind is in Bay's class and Purcey doesn't excite me. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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David Purcey has thrown 3,787 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).