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Ricky Stone PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 255.7 11 9 2 170 4.68 -1.7
Birth Date2-28-1975
Height6' 1"
Weight170 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
2001 HOU 26 6 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 8 3 2 1 13 2 1 0 4 2.35 4.44 5.87 -0.0 -0.0
2002 HOU 27 78 0 77.3 0.0 77.3 3 3 1 4 0 0 335 78 36 31 9 117 34 31 1 63 3.61 4.12 4.98 4.3 0.4
2003 HOU 28 65 0 83.0 0.0 83.0 6 4 1 2 0 0 350 76 36 34 11 122 31 27 6 47 3.69 4.90 6.59 -5.4 -0.7
2004 HOU 29 16 0 19.0 0.0 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 92 26 12 12 5 47 7 4 3 16 5.68 6.27 6.97 -3.9 -0.4
2004 SDN 29 27 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 146 40 27 25 6 70 9 9 3 22 6.89 5.10 6.03 -3.9 -0.4
2005 CIN 30 23 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 48 24 23 8 83 7 5 2 15 6.75 6.29 6.22 -1.4 -0.2
2007 CIN 32 5 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 7 6 6 4 22 0 0 1 3 10.12 12.37 15.94 -4.4 -0.4
Career2200255.70.0255.711926001122283144133444749077161704.685.106.15-14.8-1.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1994 GRF Rk 13 7 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 YAK A- 16 6 48.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SBR A+ 12 12 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SAV A 5 5 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 VRO A+ 21 21 112.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SBR A+ 8 8 53.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SAN AA 25 5 52.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SAN AA 13 13 82.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ABQ AAA 18 16 105.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ABQ AAA 27 27 167.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ABQ AAA 48 7 120.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 HOU MLB 6 0 7.7 5.87 80 .255 .255 .327 .421 .264 .269 103 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2001 NWO AAA 51 8 95.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 78 0 77.3 4.98 93 .254 .259 .324 .409 .255 .303 104 4.1 0.4 4.3 0.4
2003 HOU MLB 65 0 83.0 6.59 65 .243 .254 .319 .401 .250 .255 105 -5.9 -0.6 -5.4 -0.7
2004 HOU MLB 16 0 19.0 6.97 40 .338 .265 .332 .437 .268 .344 93 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2004 SDN MLB 27 0 32.7 6.03 56 .305 .268 .335 .436 .264 .321 89 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2004 NWO AAA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 3 0 5.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB 23 0 30.7 6.22 73 .325 .257 .320 .410 .257 .360 107 -0.4 -0.0 -1.4 -0.2
2005 LOU AAA 9 0 14.0 2.62 142 .186 .280 .342 .428 .254 .281 83 4.9 0.4 4.9 0.4
2005 MEM AAA 14 0 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.632 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CIN MLB 5 0 5.3 15.94 -115 .402 .254 .312 .391 .243 .200 105 -4.4 -0.4 -4.4 -0.4
2007 LOU AAA 59 0 62.7 4.07 106 .213 .259 .330 .388 .257 .244 92 6.6 0.6 6.7 0.5
2008 LOU AAA 3 0 3.0 14.39 -184 .437 .257 .335 .391 .265 .250 84 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -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
1994 GRF Rk 2 2 2 13 7 50.7 55 24 48 5 0% .000 9.8 4.3 0.9 8.5 1.56 4.44 0.0 0.0
1995 SBR A+ 3 5 0 12 12 58.0 79 25 31 7 0% .000 12.3 3.9 1.1 4.8 1.79 6.52 0.0 0.0
1995 YAK A- 4 4 2 16 6 48.0 54 20 28 5 0% .000 10.1 3.8 0.9 5.2 1.54 5.25 0.0 0.0
1996 SAV A 2 1 0 5 5 31.7 34 9 31 2 0% .000 9.7 2.6 0.6 8.8 1.36 3.97 0.0 0.0
1996 VRO A+ 8 6 0 21 21 112.7 115 46 74 9 0% .000 9.2 3.7 0.7 5.9 1.43 3.83 0.0 0.0
1997 SAN AA 0 3 3 25 5 52.7 63 30 46 4 0% .364 10.8 5.1 0.7 7.9 1.76 5.46 0.0 0.0
1997 SBR A+ 3 3 0 8 8 53.7 40 10 40 4 0% .240 6.7 1.7 0.7 6.7 0.93 3.35 0.0 0.0
1998 ABQ AAA 5 5 0 18 16 105.3 120 41 85 13 0% .000 10.3 3.5 1.1 7.3 1.53 5.38 0.0 0.0
1998 SAN AA 7 2 0 13 13 82.0 76 26 69 7 0% .000 8.3 2.9 0.8 7.6 1.24 3.84 0.0 0.0
1999 ABQ AAA 6 10 0 27 27 167.0 205 71 132 23 0% .000 11.0 3.8 1.2 7.1 1.65 5.50 0.0 0.0
2000 ABQ AAA 9 5 5 48 7 120.3 146 42 75 9 0% .000 10.9 3.1 0.7 5.6 1.56 4.94 0.0 0.0
2001 HOU MLB 0 0 0 6 0 7.7 8 2 4 1 63% .269 9.4 2.3 1.2 4.7 1.30 2.35 -0.0 -0.0
2001 NWO AAA 6 3 2 51 8 95.3 98 27 78 8 0% .000 9.3 2.5 0.8 7.4 1.31 3.59 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 3 3 1 78 0 77.3 78 34 63 9 66% .303 9.1 4.0 1.0 7.3 1.45 3.61 4.3 0.4
2003 HOU MLB 6 4 1 65 0 83.0 76 31 47 11 60% .255 8.2 3.4 1.2 5.1 1.29 3.69 -5.4 -0.7
2004 POR AAA 0 0 0 3 0 5.3 9 2 2 2 0% .368 15.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.08 3.40 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 1 1 0 27 0 32.7 40 9 22 6 46% .321 11.0 2.5 1.7 6.1 1.50 6.89 -3.9 -0.4
2004 HOU MLB 1 1 0 16 0 19.0 26 7 16 5 47% .344 12.3 3.3 2.4 7.6 1.74 5.68 -3.9 -0.4
2004 NWO AAA 1 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2005 LOU AAA 2 1 3 9 0 14.0 10 3 15 0 34% .281 6.4 1.9 0.0 9.6 0.93 2.57 4.9 0.4
2005 CIN MLB 0 0 0 23 0 30.7 48 7 15 8 42% .360 14.1 2.1 2.3 4.4 1.79 6.75 -1.4 -0.2
2005 MEM AAA 1 1 6 14 0 16.3 12 2 16 0 0% -.632 6.6 1.1 0.0 8.8 0.86 1.66 0.0 0.0
2007 CIN MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.3 7 0 3 4 26% .200 11.8 0.0 6.8 5.1 1.31 10.12 -4.4 -0.4
2007 LOU AAA 5 6 16 59 0 62.7 50 11 39 4 52% .244 7.2 1.6 0.6 5.6 0.97 1.87 6.7 0.5
2008 LOU AAA 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 5 0 0 2 43% .250 15.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 1.67 12.00 -3.2 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 HOU $395,000
2003 HOU $325,000
2002 HOU $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$920,000
3 yrTotal$920,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 16 d

Details
  • FA 10/07
  • sent outright to Triple-A 7/23/07
  • contract purchased 7/19/07
  • designated for assignment 7/7/07
  • contract purchased 6/29/07
  • signed for 07 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CIN 7/05 (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 7/05 contract purchased 5/05 sent to minor-league camp 3/05 signed as a free agent from SD 11/04 (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 10/04 recalled 7/04 optioned to Triple-A 6/04 claimed off waivers from HOU 6/04 designated for assignment 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 6/04 recalled 5/04 optioned to Triple-A 4/04
  • 1 year/$0.395M (04)
  • re-signed 2/03, 1 year/$0.325M (03)
  • signed 3/02 1 year/$0.2M (02)
  • contract purchased 9/01

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

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Plucked off waivers by San Diego at midseason, the Padres relegated Stone to mop-up work, knowing Linebrink, Otsuka and Hoffman had most close games well in hand. Signed a minor league deal with the Reds, where he may be forced to play a bigger role given Cincy's lack of viable arms. Expect many screaming line drives.
2003 Stoneís improved changeup enabled him to survive the spring training shakedown and make the cut as the last pitcher on the roster. The sinkerballer parlayed the opportunity and Williamsís heavy bullpen usage into a place in the record books, tying Tim Burkeís NL rookie mark of 78 appearances. Itís a well-known fact that you canít squeeze water from a Stone, so Williams shouldnít attempt to expand his role this season.
1999 Hasn't spent a full year in one place as a professional, and not always for the good reasons. Stone did two things right this year: he survived the San Antonio/Albuquerque route, which has derailed better pitchers, and he pitched very well in the Arizona Fall League, which has become a starmaker. The Dodgers rotation is going to be in flux for a while, so he may get an opportunity. He's good, but has generally needed adjustment periods at every level.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-5Christina Kahrl2004-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 21-24Christina Kahrl2004-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 17-20Christina Kahrl2004-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-16Christina Kahrl2004-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 3-5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26-29Christina Kahrl2004-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: The Week That WasDayn Perry2004-04-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2004-04-05
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2004-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Small PotatoesWill Carroll2003-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL Mid-Season ReviewJoe Sheehan2003-07-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2003-07-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-05-27
Box Lunch: The Week in Box ScoresKeith Scherer2003-04-10
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: May 23-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-29
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Prospectus Feature: Not-in-Book Players: Some Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2002-04-12
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27


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