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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date9-27-1978
Height6' 11"
Weight290 lbs
Age38 years, 2 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12012
0.32013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2002 CHA MLB 8 6 28.7 2 1 0 28 14 19 7 .266 99 8.8 4.4 2.2 6.0 41% .239 .286 1.47 6.58 6.59 117 5.73 114.6 -0.1
2004 CHA 0 2 2 8.7 1 1 0 16 4 4 0 .269 110 16.6 4.2 0.0 4.2 26% .457 .324 2.31 3.62 6.23 0 0.00 103.2 0.0
2004 MON 0 9 2 23.3 3 0 0 14 7 18 1 .269 92 5.4 2.7 0.4 6.9 48% .210 .189 0.90 2.87 1.54 0 0.00 104.6 0.0
2005 WAS MLB 15 1 30.0 2 4 0 24 11 23 3 .263 93 7.2 3.3 0.9 6.9 26% .244 .236 1.17 3.96 3.60 105 4.02 95.0 0.5
2006 WAS MLB 85 0 91.3 4 5 2 78 36 86 13 .268 90 7.7 3.5 1.3 8.5 31% .264 .248 1.25 4.32 3.35 102 4.16 92.9 1.5
2007 WAS MLB 88 0 87.3 8 4 4 75 21 71 7 .262 96 7.7 2.2 0.7 7.3 36% .267 .220 1.10 3.32 3.61 93 3.34 79.9 2.0
2008 ARI 0 26 0 23.3 0 6 1 27 9 22 6 .271 97 10.4 3.5 2.3 8.5 35% .318 .321 1.54 5.72 6.56 0 0.00 100.8 0.0
2008 WAS 0 48 0 48.3 4 2 17 42 7 44 5 .266 94 7.8 1.3 0.9 8.2 34% .272 .217 1.01 3.06 2.98 0 0.00 93.2 0.0
2009 ARI 0 58 0 54.3 2 2 2 57 17 35 5 .260 101 9.4 2.8 0.8 5.8 38% .294 .249 1.36 3.96 4.14 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 MIN 0 17 0 15.7 5 1 0 13 6 14 1 .253 104 7.5 3.4 0.6 8.0 35% .286 .234 1.21 3.53 1.72 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 MIN MLB 59 0 57.7 3 1 21 61 14 46 3 .257 109 9.5 2.2 0.5 7.2 38% .320 .237 1.30 2.91 3.12 100 4.36 102.0 0.4
2011 TOR MLB 53 0 52.0 5 4 11 56 14 36 11 .264 107 9.7 2.4 1.9 6.2 36% .276 .278 1.35 5.29 4.85 117 5.19 117.5 -0.3
2012 NYN MLB 73 0 57.7 3 7 4 45 12 42 7 .262 95 7.0 1.9 1.1 6.6 38% .222 .239 0.99 3.93 3.59 109 4.70 107.0 0.1
2013 MIA MLB 15 0 16.7 1 2 0 23 7 15 1 .250 96 12.4 3.8 0.5 8.1 49% .393 .310 1.80 3.44 7.56 100 3.16 91.2 0.3
2004 TOT MLB 11 4 32.0 4 1 0 30 11 22 1 .269 97 8.4 3.1 0.3 6.2 40% .299 .233 1.28 3.07 2.81 102 5.01 104.3 0.2
2008 TOT MLB 74 0 71.7 4 8 18 69 16 66 11 .268 95 8.7 2.0 1.4 8.3 34% .287 .253 1.19 3.93 4.14 91 3.93 95.7 1.1
2009 TOT MLB 75 0 70.0 7 3 2 70 23 49 6 .259 102 9.0 3.0 0.8 6.3 38% .292 .246 1.33 3.86 3.60 112 5.37 109.8 -0.1
CareerMLB55611595.043406255917947570.263988.52.71.17.236%.277.2481.243.983.901034.4099.45.7

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1999 WNS A+ 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 4 3 7 1 .000 6.0 4.5 1.5 10.5 0% -.273 .000 1.17 4.89 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 BRI Rk 14 9 56.7 4 4 2 65 16 66 4 .000 10.3 2.5 0.6 10.5 0% -.701 .000 1.43 3.73 4.44 0 0.00 0.0
2000 WNS A+ 18 18 110.0 11 3 0 102 33 124 10 .000 8.3 2.7 0.8 10.1 0% -.551 .000 1.23 3.24 2.86 0 0.00 0.0
2000 BIR AA 8 8 56.0 5 1 0 36 16 63 4 .000 5.8 2.6 0.6 10.1 0% -.386 .000 0.93 2.51 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CHR AAA 6 6 28.0 1 3 0 28 7 27 8 .000 9.0 2.2 2.6 8.7 0% -.476 .000 1.25 5.70 5.79 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CHA MLB 8 6 28.7 2 1 0 28 14 19 7 .266 99 8.8 4.4 2.2 6.0 41% .239 .286 1.47 6.58 6.59 117 5.73 114.6
2002 CHR AAA 19 19 109.3 7 8 0 91 42 97 14 .000 7.5 3.5 1.2 8.0 0% .261 .000 1.22 4.21 4.28 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CHR AAA 24 23 124.7 7 1 0 121 35 94 16 .000 8.7 2.5 1.2 6.8 0% .284 .000 1.25 4.33 4.11 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 2 2 8.7 1 1 0 16 4 4 0 .269 110 16.6 4.2 0.0 4.2 26% .457 .324 2.31 3.62 6.23 102 4.94 103.2
2004 MON MLB 9 2 23.3 3 0 0 14 7 18 1 .269 92 5.4 2.7 0.4 6.9 48% .210 .189 0.90 2.87 1.54 101 5.03 104.6
2004 CHR AAA 14 13 72.3 6 3 0 57 25 61 9 .000 7.1 3.1 1.1 7.6 0% .245 .000 1.13 4.26 3.11 0 0.00 0.0
2004 EDM AAA 3 3 18.0 1 1 0 17 2 13 3 .000 8.5 1.0 1.5 6.5 0% .255 .000 1.06 4.56 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WAS MLB 15 1 30.0 2 4 0 24 11 23 3 .263 93 7.2 3.3 0.9 6.9 26% .244 .236 1.17 3.96 3.60 105 4.02 95.0
2005 NWO AAA 7 5 21.3 1 1 0 19 2 25 3 .271 27 8.0 0.8 1.3 10.6 33% .327 .269 0.99 3.28 2.54 79 3.14 90.8
2006 WAS MLB 85 0 91.3 4 5 2 78 36 86 13 .268 90 7.7 3.5 1.3 8.5 31% .264 .248 1.25 4.32 3.35 102 4.16 92.9
2007 WAS MLB 88 0 87.3 8 4 4 75 21 71 7 .262 96 7.7 2.2 0.7 7.3 36% .267 .220 1.10 3.32 3.61 93 3.34 79.9
2008 ARI MLB 26 0 23.3 0 6 1 27 9 22 6 .271 97 10.4 3.5 2.3 8.5 35% .318 .321 1.54 5.72 6.56 91 4.34 100.8
2008 WAS MLB 48 0 48.3 4 2 17 42 7 44 5 .266 94 7.8 1.3 0.9 8.2 34% .272 .217 1.01 3.06 2.98 91 3.73 93.2
2009 ARI MLB 58 0 54.3 2 2 2 57 17 35 5 .260 101 9.4 2.8 0.8 5.8 38% .294 .249 1.36 3.96 4.14 0 0.00 0.0
2009 MIN MLB 17 0 15.7 5 1 0 13 6 14 1 .253 104 7.5 3.4 0.6 8.0 35% .286 .234 1.21 3.53 1.72 0 0.00 0.0
2010 MIN MLB 59 0 57.7 3 1 21 61 14 46 3 .257 109 9.5 2.2 0.5 7.2 38% .320 .237 1.30 2.91 3.12 100 4.36 102.0
2011 TOR MLB 53 0 52.0 5 4 11 56 14 36 11 .264 107 9.7 2.4 1.9 6.2 36% .276 .278 1.35 5.29 4.85 117 5.19 117.5
2012 NYN MLB 73 0 57.7 3 7 4 45 12 42 7 .262 95 7.0 1.9 1.1 6.6 38% .222 .239 0.99 3.93 3.59 109 4.70 107.0
2013 MIA MLB 15 0 16.7 1 2 0 23 7 15 1 .250 96 12.4 3.8 0.5 8.1 49% .393 .310 1.80 3.44 7.56 100 3.16 91.2
2013 NOR AAA 10 0 9.3 1 0 0 9 4 10 2 .243 97 8.7 3.9 1.9 9.6 31% .292 .270 1.39 5.13 2.89 100 3.80 98.5

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 1101 0.5204 0.4814 0.7830 0.6475 0.3011 0.8544 0.6164 0.2170
2009 1124 0.4982 0.4617 0.8054 0.6321 0.2926 0.8644 0.6788 0.1946
2010 916 0.5251 0.4487 0.8029 0.5634 0.3218 0.8930 0.6286 0.1971
2011 885 0.5073 0.4655 0.8471 0.6392 0.2867 0.9024 0.7200 0.1529
2012 919 0.4755 0.4559 0.8043 0.6362 0.2925 0.8597 0.6950 0.1957
2013 289 0.5121 0.5121 0.8108 0.7162 0.2979 0.8774 0.6429 0.1892
Career52340.50590.4660.80740.62990.29880.87360.66470.1926

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-18 2012-07-20 DTD 2 2 Bilateral Knee Swelling - -
2012-06-05 2012-06-08 DTD 3 3 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2011-09-05 2011-09-29 15-DL 24 22 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 2011-09-15 -
2011-08-16 2011-09-01 15-DL 16 15 - Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2011-08-16 -
2011-08-06 2011-08-11 DTD 5 4 Right Knee Soreness Back of Knee - -
2011-06-08 2011-06-11 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Soreness Latissimus Dorsi -
2011-02-16 2011-03-03 Camp 15 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-11-15 2010-11-15 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery 2010-11-15
2010-08-11 2010-08-15 DTD 4 4 - Sprain -
2010-08-02 2010-08-06 DTD 4 4 - General Medical Illness Allergic Reaction -
2010-07-20 2010-07-24 DTD 4 4 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2005-05-26 2005-09-06 60-DL 103 91 Right Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear and Frayed Labrum 2005-05-31
2004-08-14 2004-09-14 15-DL 31 29 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2003-06-30 2003-07-10 Minors 10 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -
2001-05-24 2001-09-01 Minors 100 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Bone Spurs and Labrum Repair and Rotator Cuff Debridement 2001-05-24

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $1,000,000
2012 NYN $3,500,000
2011 TOR $3,500,000
2010 MIN $2,900,000
2009 ARI $2,000,000
2008 WAS $1,200,000
2007 WAS $455,000
2006 WAS $335,000
2002 CHA $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$15,090,000
9 yrTotal$15,090,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 7 dRex Gary1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/23/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Kansas City 3/26/14.
  • 1 year/$1M (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 2/5/13. Roster bonuses: $0.25M each for 90, 120, 150 days on active 25-man roster. DFA by Miami 5/18/13. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 6/1/13 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 6/18/13. Exercised right to opt out 7/13.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2012). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/8/11. $0.5M in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 30, 35 games finished. $75,000 each for 40, 45 GF. $0.125M each for 50, 55 GF.
  • 1 year/$3.75M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/18/11. 11:$3.5M, 12:$3.75M club option, $0.25M buyout. Toronto declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 2 years/$3.3M (2008-09), plus 2010 club option. Re-signed by Washington 2/2/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$1.1M). 08:$1.2M, 09:$2M, 10:$2.9M club option, $0.1M buyout. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Washington 7/22/08. Arizona exercised $2.9M 2010 option 10/31/08. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Arizona 8/28/09.
  • 1 year/$0.455M (2007). Re-signed by Washington 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Re-signed by Washington 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05. Optioned to Triple-A 3/05. Recalled 4/04.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/04. Optioned to Triple-A 5/04. Recalled 6/04. Optioned to Triple-A 7/04. Acquired by Montreal in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/04. Recalled 8/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/03. Optioned to Triple-A 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2002). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/01. Re-signed by Chicago 3/02. Optioned to Triple-A 5/02. Recalled 9/02.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 1999 (3-99) (Morehead State). $0.31M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20151415.26.87.151.948

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Jon Rauch's 2013 ERA passed his height. Even if he were Tim Collins, that would not be great.
2013 The contrast between Rauch's stuff (fastball that averages 91-92, good but not exactly Randy Johnson–like slider) and his size will never cease to amaze, but he is what he is: a solid bullpen piece who will limit walks and benefit from a good outfield defense. His high release point, contributed to by both his over-the-top motion and his height, causes homers to be a bugaboo, but the benefit for fans is the potential for the curiosity of a 1:1 walk-to-homer ratio. The second highlight of any right-thinking Mets fan's year, after Santana's no-hitter, was obviously Rauch pitching to Jose Altuve.
2012 Rauch pitched 320 1/3 innings from 2006 to 2009, meaning he averaged over 80 innings a year during that stretch. In 2010, he was generally healthy, but prior to the 2011 season, he underwent knee surgery. Then, during the year, he missed games with knee and back problems before ultimately requiring knee surgery again in September. Rauch is the tallest pitcher in major-league history. How much cartilage he has in his right knee and how healthy it can stay will determine his future. The Blue Jays declined his nearly $4 million option, and the Mets picked him up for $3.5 million on a relatively low-risk, make-good deal as part of their bullpen rebuild.
2011 Rauch was moved into the closer's role when Joe Nathan underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery during spring training, and the tallest player in major-league history acquitted himself quite well during the early part of the season. However, when he began to slip in July, the Twins were quick to trade for Nationals closer Matt Capps and move Rauch to a set-up role, where he scuffled. Rauch isn't a hard thrower despite his size—his fastball tops out at 92 mph—leaving him better served as a seventh-inning pitcher than one deployed in the ninth inning with a lead.
2010 Acquired from the D'backs for the stretch run, the giant right-hander with the distracting neck tattoos (they're wedding rings, by the way), turned into a major contributor in September. He relies mostly on a 90-92 mph fastball and crisp slider, but his pitches tend to play up because of his size alone creating angles and release points that hitters usually don't see. He's not a stud, but he's a solid middle-relief asset, and with Arizona picking up his 2010 option before trading him away, he's guaranteed at least one more year in the Twins' pen.
2009 The Diamondbacks needed some bullpen help down the stretch, so they sent minor league speedster Emilio Bonafacio to the Nats for Rauch, who had assumed the closing duties in Washington and was doing pretty well there. Once he got to Arizona things didn't go so well, as he tried to pitch through some forearm stiffness. He was only closing in our nation's capital because there were no other options; in reality he's just another decent fastball/slider guy worthy of a middle relief role who also gets to be a trivia footnote as the tallest player ever.
2008 How much do we know about survivable relief workloads? Not a lot. The expectation that Rauch's 2006 workload would break him seemed to be coming true when he carried a 5.76 ERA a week into June. Then, over the next month he allowed just one lone run and altogether allowed only 2.7 runs per nine over the rest of the season. Over that stretch, his strikeout rate improved, he induced pop ups at one of the highest rates in the game, and he finished strong while topping his "dangerous" 85-game workload from 2006. Rauch has noted that he had more trouble staying healthy while starting-which involves structured rest patterns-and last year he was actually better on no days' rest than with any. Should Cordero ever get dealt, it might be a mistake to move Rauch into the closer role, as that might mean he'd have to wait around for leads. The problem with generalizations is that there are always exceptions; Livan Hernandez's arm didn't fall off, and thus far, in a different kind of usage pattern, neither has Rauch's. Those exceptions no more disprove what we know than individual supporting examples prove it; in both cases, we're left trolling for more data.
2007 Statheads can paint with broad strokes. Everybody prefers balls in play to be earthbound, but pitchers this tall, such as the Padres` Chris Young and Arizona`s Randy Johnson--but Rauch, especially, because of his over-the-top delivery--bring pitches boring in on the plate at such a steep angle that it`s almost impossible for a hitter to put them on the ground. So they get pop outs and fly balls, and a few of the latter go over the wall, but, rather than get worked up over it, we should recognize that Rauch is part of a rare group of hard-throwing giants, who just so happens to be in one of the best possible places for someone with his fly-ball tendencies to succeed. It`s to the Nats` credit that they`ve exploited their circumstances to benefit from this sort of rare bird; assuming his arm doesn`t fall off from overwork, of course. If Manny Acta puts him in another 85 games, we might as well be talking about the deadly virtues of the marsupial wolf.
2006 Despite losing chunks of each of the last three seasons to shoulder trouble, Rauch still managed to strike out a dozen hitters in his 12 September innings, suggesting that the big guy still has something left. For all the talk about how hard he is to hit because of his height and the steep angles at which his heater enters the zone, he`s a perpetual mess mechanically. Scouting is short on cost-benefit analysis, and while you can understand the enthusiasm that`s always surrounded Rauch`s potential, don`t get carried away with any high expectations for him.
2005 Rauch is still trying to come back from the labrum surgery he had in 2002. There's reason to be concerned about possible further injuries: At nearly 7' tall, he is one tall drink of water, and getting all those moving parts going isn't an easy task. Despite the size, he's not really back to being a flamethrower. He had problems with White Sox management in 2004 before his trade, so he needs a good camp to help him bury picking up some sort of Jeff Juden bad boy rep that'll only get him Triple-A service time, cuz nobody counts that.
2004 Ever since Randy Johnson became Randy Johnson, baseball people have developed something of a fetish for very tall pitchers, a fact that obscures the hundreds of D'Amicos and Judens that litter the landscape. Height alone does not intrinsically provide a pitcher with an advantage; it can become an advantage if he's able to leverage it by throwing pitches from tricky angles or with tricky movement. That doesn't really describe Rauch, since while he stands at 6'11", his fastball is relatively flat, and as evidenced by his high HR rates, he has trouble fooling hitters. He's got good enough command and pitch selection to have a shot at being a #3 starter, but if it weren't for his tremendous height, he'd be a right-handed John Halama.
2003 Don’t be fooled by Rauch’s 2002. Initially, it looks disappointing, but his performance was skewed heavily toward the season’s second half as he continued to get stronger after labrum surgery in 2001. He finished the year with two solid starts for the Sox, and he’s on pace for an excellent season in 2003.
2002 A year ago, Bachelor #3 was atop or near the top of every major prospect list. A lousy month at Charlotte raised red flags, and he didn't pitch again in 2002. Rauch is coming back slowly; he won't be ready for spring training, and given his already slender resume above A ball, it's hard to imagine him having an impact with the Sox before 2004. Advances in reconstructive elbow surgery have made us less worried about pitchers forced to undergo the well-known Tommy John procedure. Unfortunately, there's been less success in repairing shoulder damage, so a torn labrum is now about the worst thing that can happen to a pitcher, short of being traded to the Rockies. Osuna, Parque, and Rauch are all in for a long road back, and there's a chance that none of the three will be effective again.
2001 Baseball America’s Player of the Year, he’ll be the tallest major-leaguer once he's promoted. Jon Rauch dropped in the draft after scouts wondered about all the fuss over a guy who seemed weak all the time and didn’t throw very hard. Viral meningitis isn’t fun. After Rauch recovered, the Sox had a steal on their hands. He’ll get attention because of his size and demeanor and is going to dominate with outstanding control of a great slider and an overhand curve that comes at you like a dive-bomber. It doesn’t hurt that he throws in the mid 90s. The ace of Team USA in the Olympics, Rauch is a pretty good bet to be up before the end of the year.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from David Wright, do you think the Mets have any tradeable pieces? Their record is a mirage and they will fade soon enough.
(Matt from Malone, NY)
Their most tradable non-Wright assets are all in the bullpen. It wouldn’t be too shocking if a contender grabs Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, or Frank Francisco for the stretch run; maybe not to fill late-inning roles, but as middle relievers. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Evan Meek and Jon Rauch, potential for saves with both?
(Brendan from Chicago)
I don't see Dotel getting all the opportunities up there given he is susceptible to left-handers, so it comes down to Frasor and Rauch for me. Both clubs have some handcuff situations going on there, which make them super annoying to analyze in January. (Marc Normandin)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not one mention of the most shocking development of the off-season: Jim Bowden makes a good trade!?!? To quote Dr Peter Venkman: "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria"
(Tim from DC)
I have to admit, I roasted him for swapping Jon Rauch for Bonifacio, then he goes and turns Bonifacio into something(s) useful. I still worry that they're going to try to shock that fanbase out of its malaise by making a bunch of Chuck LaMar, Greg Vaughn-style signings, which will only make things worse in the end. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)How does 6'11'' Jon Rauch not fall apart?
(Andrew from Nueva York)
He did, then like many tall pitchers seemed to pull it together. Odd thing here is that he did it AFTER labrum surgery. He figured something out during the rehab and I've always been curious what. (Will Carroll)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Jon Rauch threw 5,666 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph), Sinker (89mph) and Curve (73mph).