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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 2451 148 139 0 1467 4.22 29.1
Birth Date10-27-1972
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
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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
1995 MIN 22 29 28 181.0 178.0 3.0 11 14 0 0 8 2 772 195 112 107 32 345 47 47 4 75 5.32 5.46 6.34 1.3 0.1
1996 MIN 23 35 35 232.0 232.0 0.0 11 16 0 0 20 4 973 231 125 115 40 418 57 55 4 148 4.46 5.00 5.73 21.6 2.1
1997 MIN 24 35 35 239.7 239.7 0.0 20 10 0 0 20 3 989 238 114 103 28 382 48 47 3 174 3.87 3.85 4.65 31.1 3.3
1998 MIN 25 32 32 213.7 213.7 0.0 12 14 0 0 19 2 904 238 109 102 23 359 43 42 9 146 4.30 3.98 4.42 35.3 3.7
1999 MIN 26 33 33 218.7 218.7 0.0 12 14 0 0 21 1 910 239 97 91 28 379 44 44 1 121 3.75 4.38 5.08 30.6 3.1
2000 MIN 27 34 34 226.7 226.7 0.0 12 16 0 0 17 6 978 261 119 112 27 418 51 50 5 141 4.45 4.27 5.06 23.8 2.1
2001 MIN 28 33 33 226.0 226.0 0.0 15 11 0 0 20 0 919 235 105 99 24 372 26 26 10 137 3.94 3.74 4.55 30.8 3.6
2002 MIN 29 21 21 118.3 118.3 0.0 9 5 0 0 10 0 490 124 64 62 12 200 20 20 7 62 4.72 4.01 4.52 14.6 1.5
2003 MIN 30 33 33 212.3 212.3 0.0 14 10 0 0 18 2 888 242 111 106 32 389 28 26 5 120 4.49 4.39 4.60 28.1 2.8
2004 MIN 31 34 34 219.7 219.7 0.0 11 8 0 0 24 2 901 229 92 85 23 338 26 25 6 143 3.48 3.65 3.96 48.4 4.4
2005 MIN 32 31 31 200.7 200.7 0.0 9 12 0 0 18 5 831 214 98 90 33 361 23 22 7 117 4.04 4.47 4.90 11.5 1.3
2006 MIN 33 28 28 162.3 162.3 0.0 12 9 0 0 13 0 689 197 87 78 24 311 32 29 1 83 4.32 4.70 5.38 11.0 1.1
Career3783772451.02448.03.014813900208271024426431233115032642724454336214674.224.314.92288.229.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1992 KEN A 26 25 165.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FTM A+ 14 14 92.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NAA AA 13 13 76.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NAA AA 29 28 186.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB 29 28 181.0 6.34 81 .265 .275 .347 .442 .272 .266 104 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
1996 MIN MLB 35 35 232.0 5.73 98 .251 .276 .348 .443 .269 .264 103 21.6 2.1 21.6 2.1
1997 MIN MLB 35 35 239.7 4.65 105 .240 .270 .338 .430 .264 .285 98 31.1 3.1 31.1 3.3
1998 MIN MLB 32 32 213.7 4.42 113 .255 .274 .339 .438 .269 .315 100 36.2 3.6 35.3 3.7
1999 MIN MLB 33 33 218.7 5.08 104 .246 .276 .349 .445 .267 .295 99 30.9 2.9 30.6 3.1
2000 MIN MLB 34 34 226.7 5.06 99 .259 .276 .350 .451 .267 .310 94 24.2 2.3 23.8 2.1
2001 MIN MLB 33 33 226.0 4.55 108 .245 .268 .332 .440 .263 .292 101 28.3 2.8 30.8 3.6
2002 MIN MLB 21 21 118.3 4.52 105 .255 .257 .320 .408 .254 .288 98 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.5
2002 FTM A+ 2 2 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 33 33 212.3 4.60 106 .262 .265 .329 .429 .262 .299 100 28.6 2.8 28.1 2.8
2004 MIN MLB 34 34 219.7 3.96 121 .234 .271 .339 .435 .262 .293 100 48.8 4.8 48.4 4.4
2005 MIN MLB 31 31 200.7 4.90 94 .265 .267 .329 .431 .265 .278 97 11.8 1.2 11.5 1.3
2006 MIN MLB 28 28 162.3 5.38 94 .268 .274 .339 .441 .260 .315 103 11.3 1.1 11.0 1.1

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
1992 KEN A 10 10 0 26 25 165.7 149 47 127 8 0% .000 8.1 2.6 0.4 6.9 1.18 2.93 0.0 0.0
1993 NAA AA 2 6 0 13 13 76.0 81 16 76 6 0% .000 9.6 1.9 0.7 9.0 1.28 4.62 0.0 0.0
1993 FTM A+ 3 5 0 14 14 92.0 85 21 69 3 0% .000 8.3 2.1 0.3 6.8 1.15 3.82 0.0 0.0
1994 NAA AA 12 9 0 29 28 186.3 167 34 123 9 0% .000 8.1 1.6 0.4 5.9 1.08 2.66 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB 11 14 0 29 28 181.0 195 47 75 32 39% .266 9.7 2.3 1.6 3.7 1.34 5.32 1.3 0.1
1996 MIN MLB 11 16 0 35 35 232.0 231 57 148 40 36% .264 9.0 2.2 1.6 5.7 1.24 4.46 21.6 2.1
1997 MIN MLB 20 10 0 35 35 239.7 238 48 174 28 45% .285 8.9 1.8 1.1 6.5 1.19 3.87 31.1 3.3
1998 MIN MLB 12 14 0 32 32 213.7 238 43 146 23 46% .315 10.0 1.8 1.0 6.1 1.32 4.30 35.3 3.7
1999 MIN MLB 12 14 0 33 33 218.7 239 44 121 28 48% .295 9.8 1.8 1.2 5.0 1.29 3.75 30.6 3.1
2000 MIN MLB 12 16 0 34 34 226.7 261 51 141 27 53% .310 10.4 2.0 1.1 5.6 1.38 4.45 23.8 2.1
2001 MIN MLB 15 11 0 33 33 226.0 235 26 137 24 48% .292 9.4 1.0 1.0 5.5 1.15 3.94 30.8 3.6
2002 MIN MLB 9 5 0 21 21 118.3 124 20 62 12 44% .288 9.4 1.5 0.9 4.7 1.22 4.72 14.6 1.5
2002 FTM A+ 0 1 0 2 2 8.7 11 0 6 1 0% .312 11.4 0.0 1.0 6.2 1.26 3.10 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 14 10 0 33 33 212.3 242 28 120 32 43% .299 10.3 1.2 1.4 5.1 1.27 4.49 28.1 2.8
2004 MIN MLB 11 8 0 34 34 219.7 229 26 143 23 45% .293 9.4 1.1 0.9 5.9 1.16 3.48 48.4 4.4
2005 MIN MLB 9 12 0 31 31 200.7 214 23 117 33 43% .278 9.6 1.0 1.5 5.2 1.18 4.04 11.5 1.3
2006 MIN MLB 12 9 0 28 28 162.3 197 32 83 24 43% .315 10.9 1.8 1.3 4.6 1.41 4.32 11.0 1.1

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
2006-08-26 2006-09-28 DTD 33 31 Right Shoulder Stress Fracture Glenoid - -
2002-05-31 2002-08-03 15-DL 64 56 Right Groin Strain -
2002-05-14 2002-05-30 15-DL 16 14 Right Groin Strain -
2001-08-04 2001-08-26 15-DL 22 21 Right Thumb Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 MIN $9,000,000
2005 MIN $9,000,000
2004 MIN $10,750,000
2003 MIN $8,750,000
2002 MIN $8,750,000
2001 MIN $7,750,000
2000 MIN $3,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$57,500,000
7 yrTotal$57,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 yRon Simon2 yr/$18M (05-06)

Details
  • retired 12/06
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 2 year/$18M (05-06), 05:$9M, 06:$9M
  • 4 year/$36M (01-04) $3M bonus payable 03-04, 01:$7M, 02-03:$8M, 04:$10M
  • opt-out after 01 (declined), no-trade 02-04

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Twins' organizational phobia against strikeout pitchers?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
On the whole, it doesn't help them. But they do a very good job of making the most of what they do, so I can't fault them on that account. I like guys like Brian Duensing, or going back farther, Brad Radke, but they always live on the edge between success and getting pummeled. It's a tough way to make a long career. (Mike Fast)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who among the other first timers got at least one vote?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Vinny Castilla 6, Tim Salmon and Bill Mueller 5, Brad Radke 2, Javy Lopez and Eric Young 1. Wasted votes, all of them. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is this the offseason in which the Twins realize they have a promising core and act to keep & add to it, rather than letting pieces slip away and signing inept, decades-older replacement pieces? What would be the one best move for them to make this winter? Also, Wikipedia argues pretty convincingly that it IS the Jonestown incident, and not the Wolfe book, from whence the saying comes.
(Bill from Chicago)
If they do, it'll be a credit to Bill Smith that he does so, because the Twins do have a good group of premium talent that they're going to be able to control for several seasons into the future, and ideally they do a better job of leveraging that opportunity into some more meaningful October glory than they managed in the Terry Ryan years (and losing out on winning with Johan Santana and Brad Radke). The one best move? Adding a top-shelf hitter at a position where they have need, either at an outfield corner or perhaps third base. (Christina Kahrl)


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