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Robert Ray PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 28 1 2 0 16 4.18 0
Birth Date1-21-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
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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
2009 TOR 25 4 4 24.3 24.3 0.0 1 2 0 0 1 0 101 23 15 12 4 41 6 6 2 13 4.44 5.20 6.01 0.0 0.0
2010 TOR 26 3 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 1 1 0 5 5 3 0 3 2.45 5.50 4.55 0.4 0.0
Career7428.024.33.71200101192516134461192164.185.245.840.40.0

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
2005 AUB A- 15 13 61.7 4.48 95 .220 .263 .339 .383 .258 .259 90 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2006 DUN A+ 14 9 48.0 5.10 69 .283 .252 .320 .372 .254 .355 76 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2007 DUN A+ 18 15 66.7 3.95 116 .271 .260 .331 .376 .255 .374 98 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2008 DUN A+ 13 13 70.7 4.15 112 .237 .258 .333 .382 .257 .310 103 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2008 NHP AA 16 16 96.3 4.27 115 .246 .261 .334 .396 .254 .330 108 16.6 1.7 16.6 1.7
2009 TOR MLB 4 4 24.3 6.01 83 .257 .271 .340 .433 .262 .250 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 DUN A+ 2 2 6.7 4.04 119 .205 .250 .313 .372 .244 .333 113 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 LVG AAA 1 1 4.3 4.21 89 .214 .261 .338 .422 .285 .167 81 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2009 BLJ Rk 2 2 2.0 -0.67 217 .338 .243 .344 .381 .275 .667 84 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2009 PDD Wnt 7 7 24.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 3 0 3.7 4.55 111 .258 .271 .327 .411 .254 .200 115 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 LVG AAA 18 18 96.3 5.83 92 .278 .280 .356 .437 .273 .354 109 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
2011 NHP AA 6 6 33.0 5.78 65 .281 .261 .328 .397 .266 .301 90 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2011 LVG AAA 6 6 33.7 7.90 73 .269 .278 .349 .444 .262 .311 118 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 NWO AAA 33 0 54.3 4.83 103 .249 .278 .341 .429 .269 .280 95 4.9 0.5 4.2 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
2005 AUB A- 4 3 0 15 13 61.7 46 20 58 2 57% .259 6.7 2.9 0.3 8.5 1.07 2.77 8.6 0.9
2006 DUN A+ 2 4 0 14 9 48.0 59 13 37 2 42% .355 11.1 2.4 0.4 6.9 1.50 5.06 2.6 0.3
2007 DUN A+ 3 3 1 18 15 66.7 83 24 57 3 51% .374 11.2 3.2 0.4 7.7 1.60 4.86 11.2 1.1
2008 DUN A+ 5 3 0 13 13 70.7 71 18 60 6 49% .310 9.0 2.3 0.8 7.6 1.26 4.20 8.7 0.9
2008 NHP AA 8 6 0 16 16 96.3 108 27 72 6 48% .330 10.1 2.5 0.6 6.7 1.40 3.18 16.6 1.7
2009 TOR MLB 1 2 0 4 4 24.3 23 6 13 4 50% .250 8.5 2.2 1.5 4.8 1.19 4.44 0.0 0.0
2009 BLJ Rk 0 1 0 2 2 2.0 4 0 2 0 100% .667 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 4.50 1.0 0.1
2009 PDD Wnt 2 1 0 7 7 24.3 34 7 25 3 0% .378 12.6 2.6 1.1 9.3 1.69 4.81 0.0 0.0
2009 DUN A+ 0 1 0 2 2 6.7 8 0 4 0 67% .333 10.7 0.0 0.0 5.4 1.19 2.69 1.3 0.1
2009 LVG AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.3 2 3 3 0 58% .167 4.2 6.3 0.0 6.3 1.16 0.00 0.3 0.0
2010 LVG AAA 6 6 0 18 18 96.3 118 45 75 13 43% .354 11.0 4.2 1.2 7.0 1.69 5.51 9.3 0.9
2010 TOR MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.7 2 5 3 0 20% .200 4.9 12.3 0.0 7.4 1.91 2.45 0.4 0.0
2011 LVG AAA 1 3 0 6 6 33.7 41 7 30 9 44% .311 11.0 1.9 2.4 8.0 1.43 7.22 1.1 0.1
2011 NHP AA 1 2 0 6 6 33.0 32 17 29 4 49% .301 8.7 4.6 1.1 7.9 1.48 6.27 -2.2 -0.2
2012 NWO AAA 2 2 1 33 0 54.3 49 20 45 5 48% .280 8.1 3.3 0.8 7.5 1.27 3.48 4.2 0.4

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
2009 362 0.5304 0.4553 0.8712 0.6406 0.2353 0.9024 0.7750 0.1288
2010 75 0.4400 0.4000 0.7333 0.6364 0.2143 0.7143 0.7778 0.2667
Career4370.51490.44580.84750.63990.23170.87010.77550.1525

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-18 2011-09-06 Minors 19 19 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-04 2011-06-12 Minors 69 62 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-15 2010-07-07 Minors 53 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-05-22 2009-09-08 60-DL 109 93 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-04-09 2009-04-20 Minors 11 0 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-04-20 2007-06-20 Minors 61 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2006-07-01 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 155 d

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 3/11. DFA by Toronto 5/17/11, released 5/19/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/11/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased 11/20/08. Re-signed 2/16/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/16/09. Recalled 5/1/09.
  • Drafted 2005 (7-206) (Texas A&M). $0.12M signing bonus.

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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
0.2out of baseball02.5out of baseballout of baseball2.7

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Tom Shearn 2008 0.00 DNP
2 90 Kyle Denney 2008 0.00 DNP
3 89 Daniel Davidson 2011 0.00 DNP
4 89 Brian Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
5 88 Mario Ramos 2008 0.00 DNP
6 88 Jerome Williams 2012 4.77
7 88 Zach Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
8 88 Heath Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
9 87 Mike Gosling 2011 0.00 DNP
10 87 Jim Paduch 2013 0.00 DNP
11 86 Mike Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
12 86 Eric Cyr 2009 0.00 DNP
13 86 Chad Reineke 2012 0.00 DNP
14 86 Eric Stults 2010 0.00 DNP
15 86 Les Walrond 2007 0.00 DNP
16 85 Seth Etherton 2007 0.00 DNP
17 85 Matt Yourkin 2012 0.00 DNP
18 85 Andrew Baldwin 2013 0.00 DNP
19 85 Michael O'Connor 2011 2.70
20 85 Steve Bray 2011 0.00 DNP
21 84 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
22 84 Matt Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
23 84 Josh Muecke 2012 0.00 DNP
24 84 Adalberto Mendez 2012 0.00 DNP
25 84 Andy Van Hekken 2010 0.00 DNP
26 84 Zack Segovia 2013 0.00 DNP
27 84 Anastacio Martinez 2009 0.00 DNP
28 84 Jason Stanford 2007 5.13
29 83 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP
30 83 J.D. Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
31 83 Matt Fox 2013 0.00 DNP
32 83 Jason Hirsh 2012 0.00 DNP
33 83 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
34 83 Chris Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
35 83 Kei Igawa 2010 0.00 DNP
36 83 Henry Bonilla 2009 0.00 DNP
37 83 Daniel McCutchen 2013 0.00 DNP
38 83 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
39 82 Devern Hansack 2008 6.75
40 82 Corey Hamman 2010 0.00 DNP
41 82 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
42 82 Eude Brito 2009 0.00 DNP
43 82 Matt Zaleski 2012 0.00 DNP
44 82 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
45 82 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
46 82 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
47 82 Fernando Nieve 2013 0.00 DNP
48 82 Ryan Ketchner 2012 0.00 DNP
49 82 Kenny Baugh 2009 0.00 DNP
50 81 B.J. LaMura 2011 0.00 DNP
51 81 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
52 81 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
53 81 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
54 81 Chris Baker 2008 0.00 DNP
55 81 Roger Deago 2007 0.00 DNP
56 81 Tommy Hottovy 2012 2.89
57 81 Brent Leach 2013 0.00 DNP
58 81 Chad Durbin 2008 3.39
59 81 John Koronka 2011 0.00 DNP
60 80 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
61 80 Chris Jakubauskas 2009 5.71
62 80 Andrew Kown 2013 0.00 DNP
63 80 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
64 80 T.J. Beam 2011 0.00 DNP
65 80 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
66 80 Mitch Wylie 2007 0.00 DNP
67 80 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
68 80 Jose Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
69 80 Garrett Mock 2013 0.00 DNP
70 80 Joshua Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
71 80 Sun-Woo Kim 2008 0.00 DNP
72 79 Yoslan Herrera 2011 0.00 DNP
73 79 Jorge De Paula 2009 0.00 DNP
74 79 Matt Palmer 2009 4.08
75 79 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
76 79 Nic Ungs 2010 0.00 DNP
77 79 Orlando Roman 2009 0.00 DNP
78 79 Mike Bacsik 2008 0.00 DNP
79 79 Chris George 2010 0.00 DNP
80 79 Chris Waters 2011 0.00 DNP
81 79 Ryan Cameron 2008 0.00 DNP
82 78 Buddy Carlyle 2008 3.73
83 78 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
84 78 Matt White 2008 0.00 DNP
85 78 Joe Horgan 2007 0.00 DNP
86 78 Brian Mazone 2007 0.00 DNP
87 78 Ryohei Tanaka 2013 0.00 DNP
88 78 Jack Taschner 2008 5.06
89 78 Luis Munoz 2012 0.00 DNP
90 78 Raul Valdes 2008 0.00 DNP
91 78 Eric Junge 2007 0.00 DNP
92 78 Jason Grilli 2007 5.20
93 78 Alfredo Simon 2011 5.37
94 78 J.R. Mathes 2012 0.00 DNP
95 78 Jim Magrane 2009 0.00 DNP
96 77 Pedro Viola 2013 0.00 DNP
97 77 Spike Lundberg 2007 0.00 DNP
98 77 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
99 77 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
100 77 Phil Dumatrait 2012 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Ray is all elbows and leg kick when he delivers his sinker/slider combination. He had a bad year at Triple-A, but his frame still offers some reason for optimism. That gangly body may also be to blame for the assorted injury problems that have nagged him over the years. If heís going to have a big-league career, itís looking increasingly like it will come as a long reliever or swingman.
2010 A bum shoulder shut down Ray in late May of last year, just four starts into his major-league career, but that didnít come as a surprise to anyone who heard the lanky righty grunt through his delivery prior to that. Those four big-league turns were a mixed bag, but he made a solid comeback in the Arizona Fall League and is expected to be ready to open the season in the Triple-A rotation. Ray has good control and can keep the ball on the ground often enough to have a future as a back-end starter, though the Jays might ultimately decide to move him into the bullpen from which his high-effort delivery can be confined to short outings.
2009 A storky righty drafted in the seventh round of the '05 draft out of Texas A&M, Ray made a strong Double-A debut at New Hampshire in a half-season. He's taken his time because of injuries, and comes at hitters with consistent low-90s heat, a good breaking pitch, and good command, but put it together and it profiles more as a middle reliever or fifth starter type. With Ray added to the 40-man, who knows what a good camp might mean?

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This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL EastDavid Rawnsley2014-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL EastTodd Gold2014-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL EastPatrick Ebert2014-01-07
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Import/ExportChristina Kahrl2010-03-12
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Dark Clouds in ClevelandJohn Perrotto2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The Banny Man and the Manny BanJay Jaffe2009-05-08


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Robert Ray threw 452 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Slider (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (74mph).