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Portrait of Paul Quantrill

Paul Quantrill PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1255.7 68 78 21 725 3.83 12.8
Birth Date11-3-1968
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
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
1992 BOS 23 27 0 49.3 0.0 49.3 2 3 1 4 0 0 213 55 18 12 1 66 15 10 1 24 2.19 3.05 3.39 9.8 1.1
1993 BOS 24 49 14 138.0 81.3 56.7 6 12 1 2 6 0 594 151 73 60 13 231 44 30 2 66 3.91 4.27 4.50 19.7 2.0
1994 BOS 25 17 0 23.0 0.0 23.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 101 25 10 9 4 42 5 4 2 15 3.52 5.07 5.07 2.9 0.3
1994 PHI 25 18 1 30.0 4.0 26.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 135 39 21 20 3 58 10 7 3 13 6.00 4.80 5.76 -2.5 -0.2
1995 PHI 26 33 29 179.3 172.3 7.0 11 12 0 1 10 4 784 212 102 93 20 330 44 41 6 103 4.67 4.20 5.07 9.5 1.0
1996 TOR 27 38 20 134.3 101.7 32.7 5 14 0 2 5 1 609 172 90 81 27 291 51 48 2 86 5.43 5.77 6.71 -2.4 -0.2
1997 TOR 28 77 0 88.0 0.0 88.0 6 7 5 7 0 0 373 103 25 19 5 134 17 14 1 56 1.94 3.22 3.78 15.3 1.6
1998 TOR 29 82 0 80.0 0.0 80.0 3 4 7 7 0 0 345 88 26 23 5 121 22 16 3 59 2.59 3.50 3.67 15.4 1.5
1999 TOR 30 41 0 48.7 0.0 48.7 3 2 0 4 0 0 212 53 19 18 5 79 17 16 4 28 3.33 4.68 5.91 0.3 0.0
2000 TOR 31 68 0 83.7 0.0 83.7 2 5 1 3 0 0 367 100 45 42 7 148 25 24 2 47 4.52 4.16 5.15 4.8 0.4
2001 TOR 32 80 0 83.0 0.0 83.0 11 2 2 8 0 0 341 86 29 28 6 129 12 5 6 58 3.04 3.29 4.04 13.2 1.3
2002 LAN 33 86 0 76.7 0.0 76.7 5 4 1 4 0 0 330 80 27 23 1 102 25 18 3 53 2.70 2.76 3.37 11.9 1.3
2003 LAN 34 89 0 77.3 0.0 77.3 2 5 1 6 0 0 291 61 18 15 2 78 15 13 3 44 1.75 2.87 3.67 9.1 1.1
2004 NYA 35 86 0 95.3 0.0 95.3 7 3 1 8 0 0 424 124 54 50 5 166 20 11 4 37 4.72 3.82 4.45 16.6 1.5
2005 FLO 36 6 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 8 7 5 1 13 5 5 0 1 8.44 7.87 8.15 -1.8 -0.2
2005 NYA 36 22 0 32.0 0.0 32.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 149 48 24 24 5 74 7 5 2 11 6.75 5.24 6.57 -0.8 -0.1
2005 SDN 36 22 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 132 37 13 12 2 49 2 1 1 24 3.41 2.58 3.80 4.7 0.4
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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
1992 BOS MLB 27 0 49.3 3.39 124 .250 .262 .325 .392 .266 .314 103 9.8 1.1 9.8 1.1
1993 BOS MLB 49 14 138.0 4.50 109 .254 .266 .334 .406 .263 .294 104 19.7 2.0 19.7 2.0
1994 BOS MLB 17 0 23.0 5.07 107 .267 .273 .344 .435 .269 .280 103 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
1994 PHI MLB 18 1 30.0 5.76 71 .295 .273 .338 .427 .263 .340 96 -1.8 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
1995 PHI MLB 33 29 179.3 5.07 90 .272 .265 .328 .406 .257 .314 99 9.9 1.0 9.5 1.0
1996 TOR MLB 38 20 134.3 6.71 74 .301 .282 .352 .448 .271 .328 98 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
1997 TOR MLB 77 0 88.0 3.78 120 .251 .271 .338 .427 .263 .333 95 16.3 1.6 15.3 1.6
1998 TOR MLB 82 0 80.0 3.67 123 .253 .265 .332 .421 .261 .324 94 15.4 1.5 15.4 1.5
1999 TOR MLB 41 0 48.7 5.91 91 .258 .279 .346 .441 .265 .304 102 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2000 TOR MLB 68 0 83.7 5.15 98 .264 .273 .344 .435 .263 .325 94 4.4 0.4 4.8 0.4
2001 TOR MLB 80 0 83.0 4.04 116 .237 .262 .325 .421 .258 .309 98 13.2 1.3 13.2 1.3
2002 LAN MLB 86 0 76.7 3.37 119 .247 .264 .336 .415 .264 .319 92 12.1 1.2 11.9 1.3
2003 LAN MLB 89 0 77.3 3.67 113 .191 .263 .327 .423 .258 .260 90 8.8 0.9 9.1 1.1
2004 NYA MLB 86 0 95.3 4.45 115 .261 .271 .336 .429 .258 .332 104 17.2 1.7 16.6 1.5
2005 FLO MLB 6 0 5.3 8.15 13 .356 .254 .318 .374 .246 .333 95 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2005 NYA MLB 22 0 32.0 6.57 64 .327 .268 .329 .431 .264 .347 102 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2005 SDN MLB 22 0 31.7 3.80 110 .245 .262 .327 .418 .258 .340 92 4.8 0.5 4.7 0.4

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
1992 BOS MLB 2 3 1 27 0 49.3 55 15 24 1 46% .314 10.0 2.7 0.2 4.4 1.42 2.19 9.8 1.1
1993 BOS MLB 6 12 1 49 14 138.0 151 44 66 13 40% .294 9.8 2.9 0.8 4.3 1.41 3.91 19.7 2.0
1994 BOS MLB 1 1 0 17 0 23.0 25 5 15 4 44% .280 9.8 2.0 1.6 5.9 1.30 3.52 2.9 0.3
1994 PHI MLB 2 2 1 18 1 30.0 39 10 13 3 48% .340 11.7 3.0 0.9 3.9 1.63 6.00 -2.5 -0.2
1995 PHI MLB 11 12 0 33 29 179.3 212 44 103 20 52% .314 10.6 2.2 1.0 5.2 1.43 4.67 9.5 1.0
1996 TOR MLB 5 14 0 38 20 134.3 172 51 86 27 49% .328 11.5 3.4 1.8 5.8 1.66 5.43 -2.4 -0.2
1997 TOR MLB 6 7 5 77 0 88.0 103 17 56 5 58% .333 10.5 1.7 0.5 5.7 1.36 1.94 15.3 1.6
1998 TOR MLB 3 4 7 82 0 80.0 88 22 59 5 58% .324 9.9 2.5 0.6 6.6 1.38 2.59 15.4 1.5
1999 TOR MLB 3 2 0 41 0 48.7 53 17 28 5 55% .304 9.8 3.1 0.9 5.2 1.44 3.33 0.3 0.0
2000 TOR MLB 2 5 1 68 0 83.7 100 25 47 7 55% .325 10.8 2.7 0.8 5.1 1.49 4.52 4.8 0.4
2001 TOR MLB 11 2 2 80 0 83.0 86 12 58 6 64% .309 9.3 1.3 0.7 6.3 1.18 3.04 13.2 1.3
2002 LAN MLB 5 4 1 86 0 76.7 80 25 53 1 64% .319 9.4 2.9 0.1 6.2 1.37 2.70 11.9 1.3
2003 LAN MLB 2 5 1 89 0 77.3 61 15 44 2 53% .260 7.1 1.7 0.2 5.1 0.98 1.75 9.1 1.1
2004 NYA MLB 7 3 1 86 0 95.3 124 20 37 5 48% .332 11.7 1.9 0.5 3.5 1.51 4.72 16.6 1.5
2005 SDN MLB 1 1 0 22 0 31.7 37 2 24 2 47% .340 10.5 0.6 0.6 6.8 1.23 3.41 4.7 0.4
2005 FLO MLB 0 1 0 6 0 5.3 8 5 1 1 36% .333 13.5 8.4 1.7 1.7 2.44 8.44 -1.8 -0.2
2005 NYA MLB 1 0 0 22 0 32.0 48 7 11 5 39% .347 13.5 2.0 1.4 3.1 1.72 6.75 -0.8 -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
1999-04-06 1999-06-15 60-DL 70 64 Right Thigh Recovery From Surgery Femur From Snowmobile Accident 1999-01-09 -
1999-01-09 1999-01-09 Off 0 0 Right Thigh Surgery Femur From Snowmobile Accident 1999-01-09 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 FLO $3,000,000
2005 NYA $3,000,000
2004 NYA $3,000,000
2003 LAN $3,000,000
2002 LAN $2,833,333
2001 TOR $1,800,000
2000 TOR $1,800,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$18,433,333
6 yrTotal$18,433,333

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 18 d2 yr/$6.4M (04-05)+$3.6M 06 cl opt $0.4M

Details
  • signed as a free agent from SD 9/05 unconditional release 9/05 designated for assignment 8/05 acquired in trade from NYY 7/05 (SD also sent cash to NYY) designated for assignment 6/05 club declined 06 option 10/04
  • 04:$3M, 05:$3M
  • signed as a free agent from LA 12/03
  • signed 3-year extension 8/01, 3 year/$9.6M (02-04) incl $1M signing bonus, 02:$2.5M, 03:$3M, 04:$3.1M

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2006 But for a brief spell with the Padres, Quantrill was abused by all comers during his three-team tour of 2005. A free agent as of this writing, Quantrill may have conducted his last raid; certainly it will take a leap of faith for a club to entrust him with more than a mop-up role. And this was a guy who always insisted he had to pitch a lot to be effective.
2005 Quantrill's groundball-flyball ratio was the lowest it has been since 1994, as the knee injury he suffered during the opening series in Japan altered his mechanics. He still set the club single-season record for games pitched as Joe Torre seemed to use him three times a game, despite declining effectiveness. His strikeouts dropped to an untenable 3.49 per nine innings, and unless a pitcher is an extreme groundball pitcher in the mold of Dan Kolb, allowing that many balls in play is going to result in frequent poundings. Quantrill has led his league in appearances for four consecutive seasons. It's good to be gung-ho, but everyone's durability has an upper limit.
2003 Made for Dodger Stadium. Quantrill’s pitches come in three varieties: sink, sinker, and sinkiest. That style helped him maintain a ludicrously low homer rate. His walk rate rose more than twofold, but remained respectable. The Dodgers’ improved defense did the rest, handling scads of balls in play. Quantrill’s due to make $6.1 million in the last two years of his three-year contract, a remnant of the Gord Ash era of wheee! spending.
2002 Quantrill was the Jays' lone All-Star, and he led the AL in appearances thanks to Martinez's revolving-door bullpen. Quantrill’s stuff is eminently hittable; he compensates by not walking batters and keeping the ball down and in the yard. He signed a three-year contract extension in August, and while his “put it in play” style of pitching is subject to considerable year-to-year fluctuation, there’s no reason to expect a collapse any time soon. Traded to the Dodgers, his numbers will improve even if he doesn't actually pitch better.
2001 He was the Jays' second-best reliever in 2000, and that's pretty much been his role ever since 1997. Paul Quantrill strikes out fewer guys and gives up more runs each season, but his ground-ball ways keep him an effective reliever. He has a really weird usage pattern: just 13 holds and three save opportunities in 68 appearances.
2000 After an offseason snowmobile accident sparked speculation that his career was over, Quantrill returned in May and had the same year he’d had the previous two, just 40% shorter. Since becoming a full-time reliever in 1997, his ERA has been much better than his peripherals; in 1997 and 1998, that was due to a phenomenal performance with runners on base. Last year, it was just random: he was hit harder with runners on.
1999 Maybe he's better throwing from the stretch, maybe not. This year, he was worse than league average as far as allowing inherited runners to score, which is what you'd expect from someone as hittable as Bloody Paul. Nevertheless, he's gone from being a bad starter to a useful middle reliever. That isn't an unusual transmogrification.
1998 One of the greatest dichotomies between an ERA and peripheral numbers as you’re likely to see. The league hit .297 off Quantrill, almost all of it with the bases empty (.926 OPS, vs. a .512 OPS with runners on). A split that big, even considering the sample size, has to be a result of something he’s doing, either an approach or something mechanical.
1997 Apparently, one of the less well-known provisions of the Blue Jays’ lease at the Skydome is that they’re forced to hire a certain percentage of Canadian labor. A-shopping they went, landing “Bloody” Paul Quantrill, who contributed repeated atrocities to the ‘96 campaign. He had the lowest percentage of quality starts of anyone who started more than 20 games, a remarkable accomplishment for a non-Tiger.
1996  Ugh. Paul Quantrill. No good. Bad ERA. Can pitch lots of innings. Good control. But overall, pew. Quantrill is the exact definition of replacement pitcher. There are Jamie Moyers out there who can do what he does (probably better) for a cheaper price. yet Ash traded Howard Battle and Ricardo Jordan for him. Neither Battle or Jordan are great prospects, but they *might* be good, whereas Quantrill will always be mediocre. What is the point?

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This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Great White North: The Evolution of Baseball in CanadaHudson Belinsky2012-12-05
The Lineup Card: 10 Washed-Up Vets We Want to See AgainBaseball Prospectus2012-07-11
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Prospectus Notebook: Tigers, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2005-12-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners, 7/1/05Jonah Keri2005-07-05
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 3, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: When Laundry AttacksWill Carroll2005-06-29
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Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-04-12
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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-02-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Winter Meetings Report, Day OneJoe Sheehan2003-12-12
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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-26
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Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, who are the pitchers coming onto the ballot next year? I've heard that there's going to be a wave which will cut into Blyleven's vote count. Is that true? Also, do you see the Vets Committee enshrining Lou and Tram after Tram drops off the ballot (this seems, rather unfortunately, inevitible).
(David from Huntersville NC)
Pitchers eligible for next year's ballot include Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Wilson Alvarez, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Paul Quantrill, Cal Eldred, Kirk Rueter and Steve Reed. I don't see any of them cutting into anybody's support, and other than the first three, I don't see any of them even getting through the nomination stage. Though if Mike Jackson can... (Jay Jaffe)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has there ever been a healthy Canadian pitcher? I'm looking at Harden, Gagne, Dempster, Bedard, Jeff Zimmerman, Loewen, Shawn Hill, Scott Mathieson. About the only counterpoint would be Paul Quantrill. Maybe the Mariners should be dealing Aumont before it's too late.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
There's something here and I'd question a lot of northern pitchers as well. If a pitcher does not throw enough when the growth plates are open, he won't get the proper humeral retroversion. Without it, he can't pitch at a major league level. My guess is that it's harder to get enough throwing done when it's cold, but there's a lot of research being done on this now. (Will Carroll)


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