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Portrait of Carlos Silva

Carlos Silva PTwins

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 1241.7 70 70 2 554 4.68 2.5
Birth Date4-23-1979
Height6' 4"
Weight280 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
2002 PHI 23 68 0 84.0 0.0 84.0 5 0 1 7 0 0 350 88 34 30 4 125 22 16 4 41 3.21 3.45 4.09 8.1 0.9
2003 PHI 24 62 1 87.3 4.0 83.3 3 1 1 5 0 0 381 92 43 43 7 138 37 32 8 48 4.43 4.46 5.53 -4.2 -0.3
2004 MIN 25 33 33 203.0 203.0 0.0 14 8 0 0 17 2 869 255 100 95 23 380 35 33 5 76 4.21 4.47 5.58 10.9 0.8
2005 MIN 26 27 27 188.3 188.3 0.0 9 8 0 0 17 1 749 212 83 72 25 322 9 7 3 71 3.44 4.21 4.85 8.0 0.9
2006 MIN 27 36 31 180.3 173.3 7.0 11 15 0 0 10 1 811 246 130 119 38 408 32 28 7 70 5.94 5.80 6.62 -5.2 -0.8
2007 MIN 28 33 33 202.0 202.0 0.0 13 14 0 0 20 0 848 229 99 94 20 344 36 34 4 89 4.19 4.31 5.15 4.6 0.4
2008 SEA 29 28 28 153.3 153.3 0.0 4 15 0 0 10 1 689 213 114 110 20 325 32 30 4 69 6.46 4.66 5.30 2.7 -0.0
2009 SEA 30 8 6 30.3 28.7 1.7 1 3 0 0 1 0 142 41 29 29 5 74 11 11 3 10 8.60 6.01 6.10 -0.9 -0.1
2010 CHN 31 21 21 113.0 113.0 0.0 10 6 0 0 13 0 480 120 55 53 11 183 24 22 7 80 4.22 3.78 4.82 6.1 0.6
Career3161801241.71065.7176.07070212885531914966876451532299238213455544.684.535.3630.22.5

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
1996 MAR Rk 7 1 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MAR Rk 11 11 57.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BAT A- 9 7 45.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MAR Rk 7 7 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KAN A 26 26 164.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLR A+ 26 24 176.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 REA AA 28 28 180.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 68 0 84.0 4.09 104 .249 .258 .325 .408 .256 .301 95 8.6 0.9 8.1 0.9
2002 REA AA 2 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 62 1 87.3 5.53 76 .264 .263 .326 .418 .258 .302 96 -3.5 -0.3 -4.2 -0.3
2003 Ori Wnt 6 5 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 33 33 203.0 5.58 90 .262 .272 .338 .438 .262 .318 101 9.8 1.0 10.9 0.8
2005 MIN MLB 27 27 188.3 4.85 93 .251 .267 .329 .424 .264 .292 95 6.4 0.7 8.0 0.9
2005 BLT A 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MIN MLB 36 31 180.3 6.62 71 .290 .274 .338 .438 .259 .313 104 -5.9 -0.6 -5.2 -0.8
2006 VEN wor 2 0 5.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MIN MLB 33 33 202.0 5.15 88 .258 .268 .335 .424 .264 .299 94 4.8 0.5 4.6 0.4
2008 SEA MLB 28 28 153.3 5.30 86 .298 .269 .336 .427 .264 .342 98 4.4 0.4 2.7 -0.0
2009 SEA MLB 8 6 30.3 6.10 71 .317 .271 .338 .424 .262 .319 98 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 EVE A- 1 1 1.0 -0.38 207 .390 .267 .346 .339 .259 .750 119 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2009 TAC AAA 2 1 3.0 4.11 107 .256 .284 .351 .438 .279 .250 92 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 CHN MLB 21 21 113.0 4.82 91 .260 .257 .316 .402 .261 .304 101 6.6 0.7 6.1 0.6
2010 PEO A 2 2 7.3 7.75 31 .254 .266 .354 .389 .271 .304 101 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2011 TAM A+ 2 2 7.0 3.44 132 .281 .269 .337 .403 .262 .389 106 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2011 TRN AA 1 1 6.0 1.81 155 .125 .264 .333 .418 .276 .188 85 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 SWB AAA 4 4 23.0 5.73 63 .247 .256 .330 .411 .257 .243 86 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3

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
1996 MAR Rk 0 0 0 7 1 18.0 20 5 16 1 0% .000 10.0 2.5 0.5 8.0 1.39 4.00 0.0 0.0
1997 MAR Rk 2 2 0 11 11 57.7 66 14 31 9 0% .289 10.3 2.2 1.4 4.8 1.39 5.15 0.0 0.0
1998 BAT A- 2 3 0 9 7 45.3 61 9 27 4 0% .000 12.1 1.8 0.8 5.4 1.55 6.36 0.0 0.0
1998 MAR Rk 1 4 0 7 7 41.0 48 4 21 2 0% .000 10.5 0.9 0.4 4.6 1.27 5.05 0.0 0.0
1999 KAN A 11 8 0 26 26 164.3 176 41 99 6 0% .000 9.6 2.2 0.3 5.4 1.32 3.12 0.0 0.0
2000 CLR A+ 8 13 0 26 24 176.3 229 26 82 7 0% .000 11.7 1.3 0.4 4.2 1.45 3.57 0.0 0.0
2001 REA AA 15 8 0 28 28 180.0 197 27 100 20 0% .000 9.8 1.4 1.0 5.0 1.24 3.90 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 5 0 1 68 0 84.0 88 22 41 4 68% .301 9.4 2.4 0.4 4.4 1.31 3.21 8.1 0.9
2002 REA AA 0 0 1 2 0 3.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 3 1 1 62 1 87.3 92 37 48 7 54% .302 9.5 3.8 0.7 4.9 1.48 4.43 -4.2 -0.3
2003 Ori Wnt 2 1 0 6 5 25.0 27 3 10 2 0% .000 9.7 1.1 0.7 3.6 1.20 3.96 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 14 8 0 33 33 203.0 255 35 76 23 52% .318 11.3 1.6 1.0 3.4 1.43 4.21 10.9 0.8
2005 BLT A 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 0 3 1 0% -1.000 9.0 0.0 1.8 5.4 1.00 1.80 0.0 0.0
2005 MIN MLB 9 8 0 27 27 188.3 212 9 71 25 50% .292 10.1 0.4 1.2 3.4 1.17 3.44 8.0 0.9
2006 VEN wor 0 0 0 2 0 5.1 5 1 4 0 0% .294 8.8 1.8 0.0 7.1 1.18 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 MIN MLB 11 15 0 36 31 180.3 246 32 70 38 46% .313 12.3 1.6 1.9 3.5 1.54 5.94 -5.2 -0.8
2007 MIN MLB 13 14 0 33 33 202.0 229 36 89 20 48% .299 10.2 1.6 0.9 4.0 1.31 4.19 4.6 0.4
2008 SEA MLB 4 15 0 28 28 153.3 213 32 69 20 45% .342 12.5 1.9 1.2 4.0 1.60 6.46 2.7 -0.0
2009 TAC AAA 0 0 0 2 1 3.0 3 0 2 0 47% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 1.00 3.00 -0.4 -0.0
2009 SEA MLB 1 3 0 8 6 30.3 41 11 10 5 47% .319 12.2 3.3 1.5 3.0 1.71 8.60 -0.9 -0.1
2009 EVE A- 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 3 0 3 0 75% .750 27.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 3.00 9.00 1.5 0.2
2010 CHN MLB 10 6 0 21 21 113.0 120 24 80 11 50% .304 9.6 1.9 0.9 6.4 1.27 4.22 6.1 0.6
2010 PEO A 0 1 0 2 2 7.3 8 2 5 1 79% .304 9.9 2.5 1.2 6.2 1.37 6.16 -1.2 -0.1
2011 SWB AAA 2 1 0 4 4 23.0 21 4 13 4 49% .243 8.2 1.6 1.6 5.1 1.09 3.52 -3.1 -0.3
2011 TRN AA 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 3 0 6 0 44% .188 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 2.2 0.2
2011 TAM A+ 0 0 0 2 2 7.0 8 2 9 1 53% .389 10.3 2.6 1.3 11.6 1.43 2.57 2.1 0.2

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 2432 0.5144 0.4570 0.8955 0.6243 0.2786 0.9219 0.8328 0.1045
2009 555 0.4559 0.4432 0.9187 0.6719 0.2517 0.9471 0.8553 0.0813
2010 1730 0.5179 0.4820 0.8365 0.6440 0.3058 0.8891 0.7176 0.1611
Career47170.50880.46450.87660.63710.28540.91280.79320.1225

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-06 2012-03-17 Camp 11 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-06-20 2011-07-02 Minors 12 12 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-01 2011-06-19 Minors 18 17 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2011-02-14 2011-02-15 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness Fever -
2010-08-02 2010-09-07 15-DL 36 33 General Medical Surgery Cardiac Ablation 2010-08-09
2010-07-06 2010-07-06 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-04-10 2010-04-16 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2010-03-22 2010-03-27 Camp 5 0 Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2009-05-07 2009-09-15 60-DL 131 116 Right Shoulder Impingement Rotator Cuff Fraying -
2008-09-21 2008-09-29 DTD 8 8 Upper Back Spasms -
2008-09-02 2008-09-15 DTD 13 11 Upper Back Spasms -
2008-08-16 2008-09-01 15-DL 16 15 Right Elbow Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2008-07-21 2008-07-29 DTD 8 7 Low Back Tightness -
2008-05-14 2008-05-14 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-04-23 2008-04-23 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-09-12 2007-09-12 DTD 0 0 Groin Strain -
2006-09-06 2006-09-06 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2006-07-07 2006-07-07 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Strain -
2005-09-12 2005-10-03 DTD 21 20 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2005-09-22 -
2005-04-07 2005-04-22 15-DL 15 13 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2004-09-15 2004-09-15 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2004-08-29 2004-08-29 DTD 0 0 Neck Spasms -
2004-08-24 2004-08-24 DTD 0 0 Upper Back Spasms -
2004-06-12 2004-06-12 DTD 0 0 Hip Soreness Gluteal Muscles -
2002-05-27 2002-06-14 15-DL 18 13 Right Knee Sprain MCL -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CHN $7,250,000
2011 SEA $5,500,000
2010 CHN $9,250,000
2010 SEA $3,500,000
2009 SEA $12,250,000
2008 SEA $8,250,000
2007 MIN $4,325,000
2006 MIN $3,200,000
2005 MIN $1,750,000
2004 MIN $340,000
2003 PHI $310,000
2002 PHI $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$56,125,000
10 yrTotal$56,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 yBarry Praver4 years/$48M (2008-11), 2012 option

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/3/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster by mid-April. Released by Boston 3/17/12.
  • 4 years/$48M (2008-11), plus 2012 mutual option. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/20/07. $5M signing bonus. 08:$7M, 09:$11M, 10:$11.5M, 11:$11.5M, 12:$12M mutual option, $2M buyout. Award bonuses. No-trade protection. Suite on road. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 12/18/09 (Mariners paid Cubs $9M in deal). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/27/11.
  • 2 years/$5.05M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option. Signed extension 1/05 (avoided arbitration, $2.225M-$1.6M). 05:$1.75M, 06:$3.2M, 07:$4M club option, $0.1M buyout. $0.1M/year in performance bonuses ($25,000 each for 195, 200 IP, $50,000 for 210 IP). 2007 option increase to $4.325 with 360 innings pitched 05-06, $4.75M 380 innings pitched, $5M 400 innings pitched, $5.25M 420M innings pitched, $5.35M 430 innings pitched, $5.75M 440 innings pitched. 2007 becomes mutual option with trade or 205 innings pitched in 06 or 410 innings pitched 06-07. Silva forfeits buyout if he declines option. Club exercised 2007 option 10/06.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004). Acquired in trade from Philadelphia 12/03.
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2003)

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
24.3169.53.24.33.957.2

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Bruce Chen 2012 5.35
2 89 Kris Benson 2010 5.79
3 88 Mark Redman 2009 0.00 DNP
4 85 Freddy Garcia 2012 5.28
5 83 Carl Pavano 2011 4.99
6 83 Tim Redding 2013 0.00 DNP
7 82 Ken Johnson 1968 4.31
8 82 Cory Lidle 2007 0.00 DNP
9 82 Brad Penny 2013 0.00 DNP
10 82 Jason Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
11 82 Bruce Hurst 1993 8.31
12 82 Tom Candiotti 1993 3.62
13 82 Esteban Loaiza 2007 5.79
14 82 Orlando Hernandez 2001 4.85
15 82 Charlie Leibrandt 1992 3.64
16 82 Juan Marichal 1973 4.51
17 82 Whitey Ford 1964 2.46
18 82 Bronson Arroyo 2012 3.83
19 82 Preacher Roe 1951 3.18
20 82 Don Sutton 1980 2.37
21 81 Mike Cuellar 1972 2.83
22 81 John Tudor 1989 3.14
23 81 Bret Saberhagen 1999 3.25
24 81 Bartolo Colon 2008 5.31
25 81 Rick Rhoden 1988 4.84
26 81 Luis Tiant 1976 3.45
27 81 David Wells 1998 3.61
28 81 Bob Rush 1961 0.00 DNP
29 81 Gil Heredia 2001 6.16
30 80 Mike Garcia 1959 4.75
31 80 Frank Lary 1965 3.86
32 80 Kenshin Kawakami 2010 5.87
33 80 Mark Langston 1996 4.96
34 80 Livan Hernandez 2010 3.95
35 80 Dave Stewart 1992 4.33
36 80 Gaylord Perry 1974 2.74
37 80 Sonny Siebert 1972 4.81
38 80 Jerry Koosman 1978 4.21
39 80 Orel Hershiser 1994 4.46
40 80 Bob Feller 1954 3.41
41 80 Glendon Rusch 2010 0.00 DNP
42 80 Early Wynn 1955 3.37
43 79 Mark Hendrickson 2009 5.14
44 79 Koji Uehara 2010 3.07
45 79 Phil Niekro 1974 2.71
46 79 Ray Herbert 1965 4.06
47 79 Brad Radke 2008 0.00 DNP
48 79 Barry Zito 2013 6.34
49 79 Shawn Estes 2008 5.36
50 79 Bryn Smith 1991 4.30
51 79 Frank Castillo 2004 0.00
52 79 Braden Looper 2010 0.00 DNP
53 79 Steve Ontiveros 1996 0.00 DNP
54 79 Brett Tomko 2008 6.56
55 79 Kevin Millwood 2010 5.48
56 79 Earl Wilson 1970 4.98
57 79 Jon Lieber 2005 4.41
58 79 Marty Pattin 1978 4.58
59 79 Doyle Alexander 1986 4.45
60 79 Danny Darwin 1991 5.03
61 79 Ryan Franklin 2008 3.89
62 78 John Burkett 2000 5.29
63 78 Pascual Perez 1992 0.00 DNP
64 78 Ryan Vogelsong 2013 6.34
65 78 Chuck Finley 1998 3.91
66 78 Dave Hillman 1963 0.00 DNP
67 78 Art Fowler 1958 0.00 DNP
68 78 Steve Carlton 1980 2.58
69 78 Karl Drews 1955 0.00 DNP
70 78 Jim Bunning 1967 2.77
71 78 Jarrod Washburn 2010 0.00 DNP
72 78 Wilson Alvarez 2005 5.62
73 78 Sal Maglie 1952 3.24
74 78 Rodrigo Lopez 2011 5.07
75 78 Aaron Harang 2013 5.65
76 78 Jamie Moyer 1998 3.80
77 78 Dick Donovan 1963 4.63
78 77 Vicente Padilla 2013 0.00 DNP
79 77 Bob Friend 1966 5.30
80 77 Wilbur Wood 1977 5.50
81 77 Hal Brown 1960 3.45
82 77 Ted Lilly 2011 4.11
83 77 Mike Boddicker 1993 5.83
84 77 Milt Pappas 1974 0.00 DNP
85 77 John Denny 1988 0.00 DNP
86 77 Warren Spahn 1956 2.90
87 77 Jeff Fassero 1998 4.61
88 77 Roy Oswalt 2013 8.63
89 77 Joe Nuxhall 1964 4.25
90 77 Jeff Suppan 2010 5.42
91 77 Steve Gromek 1955 4.43
92 76 Rudy May 1980 2.87
93 76 Lew Burdette 1962 5.30 DNP
94 76 Ron Reed 1978 2.73
95 76 Bobby Shantz 1961 3.83
96 76 Bob Tewksbury 1996 5.05
97 76 Bud Black 1992 4.47
98 76 Jim Bibby 1980 3.59
99 76 Ed Lopat 1953 2.79
100 76 Curt Simmons 1964 3.91

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 To some extent, all Silva had to do was deliver a better-seeming season than Milton Bradley, but the combination of Bradley's latest meltdown (performance-wise, for a change) and Silva's rattling off 13 quality starts in his first 16 turns made Hendry's off-season exchange of disappointments seem inspired. Things fell apart fast after that, though, as the beefy Silva got bombed while struggling with calf problems in July. Then he came out of his start on August 1 unable to catch his breath; he ended up needing "minor" surgery to correct heart arrhythmia. In September, he returned to make a single start before being shut down with elbow tendinitis. Before this litany of new setbacks, the finesse righty was pitching as if the years since his Twins heyday hadn't happened, firing strikes with his slow heat/slider mix en route to setting a career-high strikeout rate. Given the breadth of concerns that cropped up, it will be hard to count on him, but he has already rewarded the faith that there was still something there.
2010 The four-year, $48 million contract given to Carlos Silva, exemplar of pitch-to-contactism, before the 2008 season seemed questionable at the time, and proved to be a disaster. A poor performance in 2008 was followed by a shoulder injury in May of 2009. Silva returned from injury in September and got in a couple of relief appearances before the season was over. Zduriencik made Silva the poison pill the Cubs had to swallow to be rid of Milton Bradley, repurposing Bavasi's wasteful commitment to Silva (plus $9 million to help pay him with of the $25 million already owed to him through 2011). The expectations for him in Wrigleyville are appropriately low, but perhaps pitching in the weaker league might help him survive as the utility pitcher who either slots into the rotation because of injury, or soaks up middle-innings assignments, all for the kind of money Warren Brusstar could only enjoy in his wildest dreams of avarice.
2009 Silva did nothing to dispel the perception that former general manager Bill Bavasi overpaid for Silva on the free agent market. At his best, Silva is a fourth/fifth starter who doesn't walk or strike out anyone and lives by getting batters to hit the ball on the ground, or would if his ground ball rate wasn't unexceptional. Bavasi is gone, but this gift will keep on taking from the Mariners through 2011, after which they can pay him another $2 million to buy him out of his 2012 option. A signing like this one had so little chance of succeeding that if the Mariners franchise were a brand new car, Bavasi's signing of Silva was tantamount to the GM taking that car up to top speed and driving it into a wall. The real question isn't why he did it, but who was the bright guy that gave him the keys?
2008 When a pitcher who isn't the best in baseball gives up a few more homers, he becomes an unmitigated disaster. That was Silva in 2006, when he lost command of his sinking fastball, allowing fly balls and walks at the highest rates of his Twins career. He pitched better in last year, but we're still talking about someone who rides the knife edge of survival. His decision to sign with the Mariners, who by home park, defensive personnel, and schedule routinely provide the safest route for pitchers of any team in the AL, is either notably self-aware or blindly lucky. In either case, he's not a good bet to survive the four years of his contract.
2007 The weak link in the Twins rotation, Silva`s game has always revolved around throwing a lot of strikes (in 2005 he walked 0.43 batter per nine innings, the lowest rate in modern history) and hoping nothing gets hit too hard. Last year those hopes were frustrated. Despite great control, Silva doesn`t have the kind of extreme ground-ball tendencies necessary to survive striking out so few batters. The Twins picked up his option for 2007, but that`s just because, with Liriano hurt and Radke retired, they had to ensure the requisite number of warm bodies for the rotation. After logging only 11 quality starts (1 blown) in 31 attempts last year, he`ll be on a very short leash this year.
2005 Silva's success in the rotation is a tribute to Twins scouting for having given it a try, because during '04, he gave them a solid #3 starter, which was the sort of thing their division rivals lacked. However, his Peripheral ERAs weren't great either of the last two years, in or out of a big league rotation, which contributes to PECOTA's pessimism about his ability to sustain last year's success. When you're counting on your defense to get 90% of the outs made while you're on the mound, you'll end up taking a lot of lumps for it.
2003 With Silva, Larry Bowa took a page from Earl Weaver’s methods—this being one of the few times you’ll ever see those two managers mentioned in the same sentence with any congruence. Silva was a hard-throwing starter in the Phillies’ minor league system that Bowa put in his bullpen as a long reliever for the year, with the thought of eventually returning him to the rotation. Silva’s control remained excellent, and he significantly cut down on his home runs allowed, two needed improvements if he hopes to survive with a low strikeout rate. Unless he develops a good strikeout pitch Silva’s likely to be a useful spare part for a few years but not much else.
2002 The knock on Silva has always been that he doesn’t get the strikeouts a pitcher with his fastball should get, largely because his off-speed stuff isn’t very good. He’s also somewhat homer-prone. Silva induces ground balls and has excellent control, so he keeps moving up the ladder. He’ll likely hit the wall in Triple-A, at which point he’ll end up in the relief role for which his stuff is best suited. If he keeps the ball down more consistently, he’ll be decent.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Carlos Silva threw 6,273 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Change (82mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (92mph).