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Justin Speier PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 675 35 33 17 588 4.11 5.7
Birth Date11-6-1973
Height6' 4"
Weight200 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
1998 CHN 24 1 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 13.50 2.32 2.68 0.5 0.0
1998 FLO 24 18 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 0 3 0 1 0 0 92 25 18 18 7 52 12 11 0 15 8.38 8.08 8.30 -6.5 -0.6
1999 ATL 25 19 0 28.7 0.0 28.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 28 18 18 8 57 13 12 0 22 5.65 6.53 7.30 -5.6 -0.5
2000 CLE 26 47 0 68.3 0.0 68.3 5 2 0 4 0 0 290 57 27 25 9 97 28 25 4 69 3.29 4.32 4.44 12.2 1.1
2001 CLE 27 12 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 2 0 0 1 0 0 96 24 16 16 5 45 8 8 3 15 6.97 6.39 7.02 -1.6 -0.2
2001 COL 27 42 0 56.0 0.0 56.0 4 3 0 2 0 0 228 47 24 23 8 85 12 9 5 47 3.70 4.10 4.86 9.1 0.8
2002 COL 28 63 0 62.3 0.0 62.3 5 1 1 4 0 0 259 51 31 30 9 89 19 15 3 47 4.33 4.30 5.17 5.3 0.4
2003 COL 29 72 0 73.3 0.0 73.3 3 1 9 3 0 0 319 73 37 33 11 125 23 17 7 66 4.05 4.35 4.51 9.5 0.9
2004 TOR 30 62 0 69.0 0.0 69.0 3 8 7 4 0 0 294 61 32 30 8 96 25 19 5 52 3.91 4.46 4.99 7.8 0.7
2005 TOR 31 65 0 66.7 0.0 66.7 3 2 0 4 0 0 264 48 20 19 10 87 15 13 3 56 2.57 4.13 4.58 7.8 0.8
2006 TOR 32 58 0 51.3 0.0 51.3 2 0 0 4 0 0 222 47 18 17 5 78 21 18 1 55 2.98 3.60 4.02 11.4 1.1
2007 ANA 33 51 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 2 3 0 1 0 0 198 36 17 16 6 62 12 11 4 47 2.88 3.95 3.42 10.0 1.0
2008 ANA 34 62 0 68.0 0.0 68.0 2 8 0 2 0 0 305 69 41 38 15 132 27 22 6 56 5.03 5.84 5.95 -1.8 -0.2
2009 ANA 35 41 0 40.0 0.0 40.0 4 2 0 2 0 0 182 44 23 23 7 70 15 13 4 39 5.18 4.89 4.89 2.9 0.3
Career6130675.00.0675.0353317320028836123243081081077231194455884.114.665.0061.25.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1995 WPT A- 30 0 36.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DAY A+ 33 0 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ORL AA 24 0 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ORL AA 50 0 78.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IOW AAA 8 0 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .161 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHN MLB 1 0 1.3 2.68 143 .275 .224 .280 .328 .219 .500 102 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 18 0 19.3 8.30 16 .354 .262 .332 .424 .260 .310 98 -6.5 -0.6 -6.5 -0.6
1998 IOW AAA 45 0 51.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ATL MLB 19 0 28.7 7.30 39 .285 .264 .333 .409 .255 .238 91 -6.0 -0.6 -5.6 -0.5
1999 GWN AAA 27 0 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 47 0 68.3 4.44 116 .233 .276 .344 .442 .263 .267 99 10.8 1.0 12.2 1.1
2000 BUF AAA 13 0 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 12 0 20.7 7.02 63 .302 .262 .325 .421 .255 .292 105 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2001 COL MLB 42 0 56.0 4.86 118 .225 .261 .334 .432 .266 .250 124 9.5 0.9 9.1 0.8
2001 CSP AAA 11 0 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 63 0 62.3 5.17 101 .218 .259 .329 .412 .262 .232 116 5.0 0.5 5.3 0.4
2002 CSP AAA 12 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .409 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 72 0 73.3 4.51 115 .255 .262 .328 .416 .258 .292 114 9.8 1.0 9.5 0.9
2004 TOR MLB 62 0 69.0 4.99 107 .243 .270 .337 .433 .261 .260 106 8.2 0.8 7.8 0.7
2004 DUN A+ 2 2 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 65 0 66.7 4.58 106 .221 .270 .331 .422 .264 .211 103 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2006 TOR MLB 58 0 51.3 4.02 123 .237 .274 .343 .448 .264 .300 106 11.4 1.1 11.4 1.1
2007 ANA MLB 51 0 50.0 3.42 129 .220 .271 .338 .423 .267 .233 98 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2007 RCU A+ 8 3 9.0 7.13 68 .266 .284 .370 .458 .284 .333 105 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 ANG Rk 2 2 3.0 2.83 149 .118 .290 .401 .417 .305 .167 112 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 ANA MLB 62 0 68.0 5.95 78 .286 .267 .336 .426 .264 .269 103 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2009 ANA MLB 41 0 40.0 4.89 101 .275 .262 .324 .413 .255 .316 102 2.9 0.3 2.9 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
1995 WPT A- 2 1 12 30 0 36.3 27 4 39 1 0% .000 6.7 1.0 0.2 9.7 0.85 1.49 0.0 0.0
1996 ORL AA 4 1 6 24 0 26.3 23 5 14 2 0% .000 7.9 1.7 0.7 4.8 1.06 2.05 0.0 0.0
1996 DAY A+ 2 4 13 33 0 38.3 32 19 34 3 0% .000 7.5 4.5 0.7 8.0 1.33 3.76 0.0 0.0
1997 IOW AAA 2 0 1 8 0 12.3 5 1 9 0 0% .161 3.7 0.7 0.0 6.6 0.49 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 ORL AA 6 5 6 50 0 78.3 77 23 63 8 0% .299 8.9 2.6 0.9 7.2 1.28 4.48 0.0 0.0
1998 CHN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.3 2 1 2 0 25% .500 13.5 6.8 0.0 13.5 2.25 13.50 0.5 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 0 3 0 18 0 19.3 25 12 15 7 31% .310 11.6 5.6 3.3 7.0 1.91 8.38 -6.5 -0.6
1998 IOW AAA 3 3 12 45 0 51.7 52 19 49 10 0% .000 9.1 3.3 1.7 8.5 1.37 5.05 0.0 0.0
1999 ATL MLB 0 0 0 19 0 28.7 28 13 22 8 42% .238 8.8 4.1 2.5 6.9 1.43 5.65 -5.6 -0.5
1999 GWN AAA 2 4 3 27 0 41.7 51 22 39 4 0% .000 11.0 4.7 0.9 8.4 1.75 5.61 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 5 2 0 47 0 68.3 57 28 69 9 33% .267 7.5 3.7 1.2 9.1 1.24 3.29 12.2 1.1
2000 BUF AAA 0 0 9 13 0 13.0 13 3 12 0 0% .000 9.0 2.1 0.0 8.3 1.23 4.15 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 2 0 0 12 0 20.7 24 8 15 5 28% .292 10.5 3.5 2.2 6.5 1.55 6.97 -1.6 -0.2
2001 COL MLB 4 3 0 42 0 56.0 47 12 47 8 38% .250 7.6 1.9 1.3 7.6 1.05 3.70 9.1 0.8
2001 CSP AAA 1 0 2 11 0 12.3 10 7 16 0 0% .000 7.3 5.1 0.0 11.7 1.38 1.46 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 5 1 1 63 0 62.3 51 19 47 9 31% .232 7.4 2.7 1.3 6.8 1.12 4.33 5.3 0.4
2002 CSP AAA 2 0 2 12 0 14.0 20 3 14 2 0% .409 12.9 1.9 1.3 9.0 1.64 3.86 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 3 1 9 72 0 73.3 73 23 66 11 32% .292 9.0 2.8 1.4 8.1 1.31 4.05 9.5 0.9
2004 DUN A+ 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 3 0 2 1 0% .333 13.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 1.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 3 8 7 62 0 69.0 61 25 52 8 36% .260 8.0 3.3 1.0 6.8 1.25 3.91 7.8 0.7
2005 TOR MLB 3 2 0 65 0 66.7 48 15 56 10 35% .211 6.5 2.0 1.4 7.6 0.94 2.56 7.8 0.8
2006 TOR MLB 2 0 0 58 0 51.3 47 21 55 5 32% .300 8.2 3.7 0.9 9.6 1.32 2.98 11.4 1.1
2007 ANG Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 1 0 3 0 33% .167 3.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.33 0.00 1.3 0.1
2007 ANA MLB 2 3 0 51 0 50.0 36 12 47 6 39% .233 6.5 2.2 1.1 8.5 0.96 2.88 10.0 1.0
2007 RCU A+ 1 0 0 8 3 9.0 10 5 7 1 32% .333 10.0 5.0 1.0 7.0 1.67 3.00 2.2 0.2
2008 ANA MLB 2 8 0 62 0 68.0 69 27 56 15 37% .269 9.1 3.6 2.0 7.4 1.41 5.03 -1.8 -0.2
2009 ANA MLB 4 2 0 41 0 40.0 44 15 39 7 38% .316 9.9 3.4 1.6 8.8 1.48 5.17 2.9 0.3

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 1117 0.5309 0.4480 0.8020 0.6290 0.2424 0.8740 0.5906 0.1960
2009 689 0.5747 0.4448 0.8039 0.6086 0.2218 0.8506 0.6308 0.1928
Career18060.54760.44680.80270.62120.23450.86510.60590.1948

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-09-12 2007-09-16 DTD 4 4 Right Knee Strain -
2007-04-30 2007-07-13 60-DL 74 63 - General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2006-08-09 2006-09-10 15-DL 32 29 Right Forearm Tightness -
2006-02-26 2006-03-15 Camp 17 0 Right Fingers Strain Middle Finger -
2004-05-11 2004-06-08 15-DL 28 25 Right Elbow Soreness -
2002-03-31 2002-05-06 15-DL 36 31 Right Knee Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 ANA $5,250,000
2009 ANA $4,750,000
2009 ANA $4,750,000
2008 ANA $4,250,000
2007 ANA $3,750,000
2006 TOR $2,250,000
2005 TOR $1,900,000
2004 TOR $1,600,000
2003 COL $850,000
2002 COL $310,000
2001 COL $243,000
2001 CLE $243,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$30,146,000
10 yrTotal$30,146,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 39 dChris Arnold

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/28/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 4/10.
  • 4 years/$18M (2007-10). Signed by Angels as a free agent 11/06. 07:$3.75M, 08:$4.25M, 09:$4.75M, 10:$5.25M. Award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.15M for Rolaids award ($0.1M for 2nd, $75,000 for 3rd, $50,000 for 4th or 5th). $0.15M for Cy Young ($0.1M for 2nd, $75,000 for 3rd, $50,000 for 4th or 5th). Released by LA Angels 8/11/09.
  • 2 years/$4.15M (2005-06). Re-signed 12/04 (avoided arbitration). 05:$1.9M, 06:$2.25M.
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2004). Re-signed 1/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2002).
  • drafted 1995 (55-1,451)

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Justin Speier threw 2,552 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph) and Splitter (82mph), also mixing in a Cutter (82mph).