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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 416.3 20 22 16 413 4.99 4.3
Birth Date2-26-1967
Height6' 6"
Weight230 lbs
BatsR
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
1988 PHI 21 5 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 7 1 1 0 8 1 1 1 6 1.69 1.58 3.56 0.8 0.1
1992 MON 25 5 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 15 11 11 1 21 5 5 0 11 14.14 3.63 3.74 1.1 0.1
1993 CIN 26 26 0 41.3 0.0 41.3 2 2 2 0 0 0 173 36 19 17 5 62 15 11 1 40 3.70 3.77 4.08 5.7 0.6
1993 COL 26 3 0 4.7 0.0 4.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 8 5 5 1 15 1 1 1 3 9.64 5.76 6.71 0.1 0.0
1994 CIN 27 6 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 1 2 0 0 0 0 35 8 9 6 2 18 3 3 0 5 7.36 6.47 7.04 -1.4 -0.1
1995 SFN 28 28 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 129 18 11 11 4 34 20 16 2 30 3.19 4.94 5.34 0.3 -0.0
1996 CIN 29 34 1 48.0 5.0 43.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 213 51 21 21 7 87 18 14 6 46 3.94 4.57 4.68 3.0 0.4
1997 CIN 30 4 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 11 7 7 1 18 1 1 0 3 11.81 4.95 7.45 -0.4 -0.0
1997 KCA 30 12 0 17.0 0.0 17.0 0 3 0 1 0 0 69 17 9 9 1 23 5 5 0 19 4.76 2.56 3.19 4.3 0.4
1998 KCA 31 73 0 82.7 0.0 82.7 6 4 4 4 0 0 353 70 35 32 7 110 34 30 9 95 3.48 3.58 4.48 13.3 1.4
1999 KCA 32 68 0 75.3 0.0 75.3 5 5 8 9 0 0 352 87 51 51 13 150 42 34 3 68 6.09 5.43 5.25 5.9 0.6
2000 OAK 33 20 0 36.7 0.0 36.7 1 2 1 1 0 0 172 45 31 26 5 73 19 18 1 35 6.38 4.72 4.55 5.1 0.5
2003 ARI 36 18 0 18.3 0.0 18.3 0 2 1 0 0 0 77 21 10 10 1 33 2 1 0 18 4.91 2.05 2.39 6.3 0.6
2003 TOR 36 15 0 16.0 0.0 16.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 69 17 8 8 3 28 6 6 0 17 4.50 4.53 4.86 1.8 0.2
2004 ARI 37 21 0 20.3 0.0 20.3 1 1 0 2 0 0 97 24 17 16 5 46 10 8 2 17 7.08 6.25 7.01 -3.6 -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
1986 SPA A 14 9 58.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 UTI A- 10 10 70.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CLR A+ 4 4 25.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 CLR A+ 21 21 137.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 REA AA 5 4 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 PHI MLB 5 0 5.3 3.56 113 .276 .257 .311 .367 .258 .467 105 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
1988 REA AA 10 9 56.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MAI AAA 19 18 110.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 REA AA 23 10 85.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SWB AAA 23 0 33.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SWB AAA 45 9 96.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 IND AAA 18 17 121.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MON MLB 5 0 7.0 3.74 104 .393 .242 .308 .348 .249 .583 100 1.4 0.1 1.1 0.1
1992 IND AAA 13 0 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 NAS AAA 39 2 71.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CIN MLB 26 0 41.3 4.08 110 .250 .270 .327 .404 .260 .277 101 5.6 0.6 5.7 0.6
1993 COL MLB 3 0 4.7 6.71 92 .358 .264 .319 .405 .255 .389 137 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1993 IND AAA 21 1 30.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CIN MLB 6 0 7.3 7.04 43 .314 .261 .318 .413 .251 .240 96 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
1994 IND AAA 40 0 58.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SFN MLB 28 0 31.0 5.34 83 .230 .272 .333 .423 .260 .192 98 0.4 0.0 0.3 -0.0
1995 IND AAA 36 0 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 34 1 48.0 4.68 101 .274 .260 .318 .399 .245 .324 100 3.8 0.4 3.0 0.4
1996 IND AAA 35 1 48.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 4 0 5.3 7.45 71 .323 .278 .348 .453 .259 .476 125 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
1997 KCA MLB 12 0 17.0 3.19 134 .239 .262 .328 .415 .257 .364 98 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
1997 IND AAA 33 0 34.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 16 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .243 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 73 0 82.7 4.48 111 .246 .269 .338 .431 .266 .303 100 12.9 1.3 13.3 1.4
1999 KCA MLB 68 0 75.3 5.25 102 .287 .274 .347 .434 .264 .327 101 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2000 OAK MLB 20 0 36.7 4.55 110 .290 .271 .343 .436 .262 .357 95 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2000 SAC AAA 33 0 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 DYT A 4 0 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LOU AAA 20 0 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NAS AAA 47 0 61.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARI MLB 18 0 18.3 2.39 151 .240 .261 .327 .418 .259 .357 104 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2003 TOR MLB 15 0 16.0 4.86 105 .282 .267 .323 .419 .257 .326 104 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2003 LOU AAA 4 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA 9 0 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 21 0 20.3 7.01 53 .310 .269 .340 .430 .267 .302 102 -2.7 -0.3 -3.6 -0.4
2004 TUC AAA 24 0 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1986 UTI A- 5 4 0 10 10 70.7 65 18 43 1 0% .000 8.3 2.3 0.1 5.5 1.17 2.67 0.0 0.0
1986 SPA A 1 6 0 14 9 58.7 68 34 49 3 0% .000 10.4 5.2 0.5 7.5 1.74 5.83 0.0 0.0
1986 CLR A+ 1 2 0 4 4 25.3 20 15 19 2 0% .000 7.1 5.3 0.7 6.8 1.38 3.20 0.0 0.0
1987 REA AA 0 3 0 5 4 19.7 22 16 12 5 0% .000 10.1 7.3 2.3 5.5 1.93 7.77 0.0 0.0
1987 CLR A+ 13 4 0 21 21 137.7 127 32 73 8 0% .000 8.3 2.1 0.5 4.8 1.15 2.48 0.0 0.0
1988 MAI AAA 8 8 0 19 18 110.3 109 31 87 10 0% .000 8.9 2.5 0.8 7.1 1.27 3.67 0.0 0.0
1988 REA AA 3 4 0 10 9 56.7 52 22 39 4 0% .000 8.3 3.5 0.6 6.2 1.31 2.86 0.0 0.0
1988 PHI MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.3 7 1 6 0 47% .467 11.8 1.7 0.0 10.1 1.50 1.69 0.8 0.1
1989 REA AA 6 6 1 23 10 85.7 71 23 82 8 0% .000 7.5 2.4 0.8 8.6 1.10 3.26 0.0 0.0
1989 SWB AAA 3 1 6 23 0 33.3 27 23 23 2 0% .000 7.3 6.2 0.5 6.2 1.50 2.16 0.0 0.0
1990 SWB AAA 5 4 2 45 9 96.3 96 44 94 10 0% .000 9.0 4.1 0.9 8.8 1.45 4.77 0.0 0.0
1991 IND AAA 6 7 0 18 17 121.3 83 39 91 7 0% .000 6.2 2.9 0.5 6.8 1.01 2.97 0.0 0.0
1992 MON MLB 0 0 0 5 0 7.0 15 5 11 1 52% .583 19.3 6.4 1.3 14.1 2.86 14.14 1.1 0.1
1992 IND AAA 2 0 2 13 0 24.0 12 9 25 0 0% .000 4.5 3.4 0.0 9.4 0.88 0.75 0.0 0.0
1992 NAS AAA 6 2 4 39 2 71.0 54 35 87 2 0% .000 6.8 4.4 0.3 11.0 1.25 2.28 0.0 0.0
1993 COL MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.7 8 1 3 1 32% .389 15.4 1.9 1.9 5.8 1.93 9.64 0.1 0.0
1993 CIN MLB 2 2 2 26 0 41.3 36 15 40 5 42% .277 7.8 3.3 1.1 8.7 1.23 3.70 5.7 0.6
1993 IND AAA 4 2 2 21 1 30.3 25 17 28 5 0% .000 7.4 5.0 1.5 8.3 1.39 4.46 0.0 0.0
1994 CIN MLB 1 2 0 6 0 7.3 8 3 5 2 41% .240 9.8 3.7 2.5 6.1 1.50 7.36 -1.4 -0.1
1994 IND AAA 5 5 13 40 0 58.3 35 27 67 1 0% .000 5.4 4.2 0.2 10.3 1.06 2.32 0.0 0.0
1995 SFN MLB 3 1 0 28 0 31.0 18 20 30 4 37% .192 5.2 5.8 1.2 8.7 1.23 3.19 0.3 -0.0
1995 IND AAA 4 1 18 36 0 41.3 33 15 48 4 0% .000 7.2 3.3 0.9 10.5 1.16 2.18 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 1 0 0 34 1 48.0 51 18 46 7 46% .324 9.6 3.4 1.3 8.6 1.44 3.94 3.0 0.4
1996 IND AAA 1 4 15 35 1 48.0 34 10 58 5 0% .000 6.4 1.9 0.9 10.9 0.92 3.00 0.0 0.0
1997 KCA MLB 0 3 0 12 0 17.0 17 5 19 1 47% .364 9.0 2.6 0.5 10.1 1.29 4.76 4.3 0.4
1997 CIN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 5.3 11 1 3 1 50% .476 18.6 1.7 1.7 5.1 2.25 11.81 -0.4 -0.0
1997 IND AAA 3 2 15 33 0 34.0 30 12 53 5 0% .329 7.9 3.2 1.3 14.0 1.24 3.71 0.0 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 0 0 9 16 0 14.7 9 4 16 0 0% .243 5.5 2.4 0.0 9.8 0.88 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 6 4 4 73 0 82.7 70 34 95 7 44% .303 7.6 3.7 0.8 10.3 1.26 3.48 13.3 1.4
1999 KCA MLB 5 5 8 68 0 75.3 87 42 68 13 36% .327 10.4 5.0 1.6 8.1 1.71 6.09 5.9 0.6
2000 OAK MLB 1 2 1 20 0 36.7 45 19 35 5 43% .357 11.0 4.7 1.2 8.6 1.75 6.38 5.1 0.5
2000 SAC AAA 6 2 13 33 0 41.7 27 11 50 1 0% .000 5.8 2.4 0.2 10.8 0.91 1.29 0.0 0.0
2001 DYT A 0 0 2 4 0 5.7 2 0 6 0 0% .000 3.2 0.0 0.0 9.5 0.35 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 LOU AAA 2 0 5 20 0 24.7 22 10 27 6 0% .000 8.0 3.6 2.2 9.8 1.30 4.74 0.0 0.0
2002 NAS AAA 4 4 6 47 0 61.7 47 24 70 8 0% .252 6.9 3.5 1.2 10.2 1.15 3.35 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 0 0 0 15 0 16.0 17 6 17 3 46% .326 9.6 3.4 1.7 9.6 1.44 4.50 1.8 0.2
2003 ARI MLB 0 2 1 18 0 18.3 21 2 18 1 30% .357 10.3 1.0 0.5 8.8 1.25 4.91 6.3 0.6
2003 LOU AAA 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 3 0 7 0 0% .429 7.3 0.0 0.0 17.0 0.81 2.43 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA 0 0 3 9 0 12.3 6 2 13 0 0% .182 4.4 1.5 0.0 9.5 0.65 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 TUC AAA 5 0 9 24 0 25.0 28 6 28 2 0% .366 10.1 2.2 0.7 10.1 1.36 3.24 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 1 1 0 21 0 20.3 24 10 17 5 46% .302 10.6 4.4 2.2 7.5 1.67 7.08 -3.6 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-07-06 2004-09-07 15-DL 63 54 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

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Details

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

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Bullpen filler guy, always has a pretty good K rate and gets an invite or two by teams hit hard by injuries or cash crunches. He's fighting some back spasms, and the Dbacks chose not to offer him arbitration. Look for him at a Central Division spring training near you in February of 2005, along with ex-teen Russian perv-pop sensation Tatu.
2001 Scott Serviceís slider has officially wandered, so he spent the summer trying to perfect a change-up to freeze left-handers. We basically try to include in the book every person who played a decent amount of time in the majors, but Service is one of those guys who we should think about ignoring. After his last two seasons, heíll either be an Oriole or pitching in the Atlantic League in 2001.
2000 A disastrous year. Given a dozen opportunities to seize the closer role, Service treated each one the way Kate Moss treats a dessert cart. His fastball didnít appear to lose anything, but his out pitch, the slider, was useless. With nothing to fool left-handed hitters with, Service was helpless as they hit .339/.448/.627 against him. His stuff may return as suddenly as it vanished, but the Royals would be fools if they put him on their roster to check.
1999 Muserís greatest success with his pitching staff was a supposed career minor leaguer whose ability to be a competent major league reliever should have been blindingly obvious, but was somehow not picked up by his last four teams. Service throws in the upper 80s and has a terrific slider that has helped him strike out over a man an inning throughout his career, and I think heíll build on the success he had last year. Quite capable of being the closer if Montgomery doesnít return; if Monty comes back, Service remains one of the five best set-up men in the league.
1998 Heís certainly not worth the price the Royals paid for him, but as career minor leaguers go heís one of the best on the lot. A tremendous power pitcher with good numbers everywhere he has pitched, but trouble with the longball and his inability to get in a real groove in the major leagues have cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars. He deserves a job, and is quite capable of putting up a 1.80 ERA if everything breaks right for him.
1997 Throws real hard. He reminds me of Eric Plunk of the Indians, and thatís not a bad guess for what his next few years will hold.
1996  How long is a guy a project before he's a washout? Service made me think of that question, but he doesn't really fit it. He's a good pitcher with a great arm. If he can knock out one walk per nine, he'll transform into a dominant closer and make a lot of dough. He's going to have 2/3 of a great outfield defense behind him, and he's moving to a pitcher's park. Need a reliever in a roto league? Draft him. After Baker finishes grinding Beck's shoulder and elbow tissue to patā, he could take the job and never relinquish it.

Lefties drew walks off this guy at a Frank Thomas-like pace last year. That means he either won't or can't throw them strikes. Guys like this can be spotted carefully and really thrive. Does Dusty Baker have the foresight to spot him against the Joe Carters of the world, and sit him against the Lance Blankenships? If he does, Service could be a real stud as early as this year. I think Dusty'll do it.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Ten Late-Offseason Moves That Made a Difference Baseball Prospectus2014-01-22
From The Mailbag: The Flat Earth Society, Win Expectancies, Running Wild, and Baseball Rhymin'Baseball Prospectus2005-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-11Christina Kahrl2004-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 2, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 8-11Christina Kahrl2003-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-09
Transaction Analysis: April 11-13, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-16
Not-in-Book Players: 37 Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2003-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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