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Birth Date9-10-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.72013
0.62014
0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 MIN MLB 12 12 59.0 76 20 34 12 .265 103 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 36% .320 .297 1.63 5.75 6.25 116 6.58 -0.7
2011 MIN MLB 27 11 102.0 111 26 55 9 .260 104 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 40% .296 .264 1.34 4.07 4.32 111 4.26 0.8
2012 MIN MLB 44 5 96.7 106 31 62 15 .262 106 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 44% .298 .272 1.42 4.74 5.03 106 4.64 0.3
2013 MIN MLB 48 0 96.0 89 22 69 7 .263 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 46% .285 .243 1.16 3.30 2.91 96 3.32 1.5
2014 MIN MLB 50 4 86.0 100 28 47 5 .266 110 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 45% .319 .268 1.49 0.00 4.60 110 4.07 0.5
2015 CLE MLB 10 0 13.3 18 4 13 1 .256 109 12.2 2.7 0.7 8.8 39% .395 .266 1.65 3.04 3.38 95 5.39 -0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 BLT A 18 18 91.3 81 32 101 7 .259 26 8.0 3.2 0.7 10.0 49% .308 .257 1.24 3.53 4.04
2005 FTM A+ 10 10 59.0 72 11 55 3 .313 11.0 1.7 0.5 8.4 44% .278 .000 1.41 2.86 3.66
2006 FTM A+ 27 27 145.1 131 60 131 8 .258 84 8.1 3.7 0.5 8.1 39% .305 .230 1.32 3.42 3.29
2007 FTM A+ 3 3 15.7 14 5 18 0 .265 82 8.0 2.9 0.0 10.3 33% .333 .242 1.21 2.17 2.29
2007 NBR AA 15 14 86.3 78 23 76 6 .262 108 8.1 2.4 0.6 7.9 34% .295 .219 1.17 3.38 3.23
2007 PDD Wnt 7 7 22.0 20 4 12 2 .000 8.2 1.6 0.8 4.9 0% .257 .000 1.09 4.30 2.05
2008 NBR AA 20 20 101.7 126 37 76 12 .264 104 11.2 3.3 1.1 6.7 35% .341 .286 1.60 4.44 5.66
2008 ROC AAA 7 7 45.0 41 14 26 4 .269 91 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.2 45% .262 .239 1.22 4.52 1.80
2009 MIN MLB 12 12 59.0 76 20 34 12 .265 103 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 36% .320 .297 1.63 5.75 6.25
2009 ROC AAA 13 13 79.7 79 21 45 4 .250 115 8.9 2.4 0.5 5.1 42% .292 .223 1.25 3.58 3.27
2010 ROC AAA 22 22 111.7 143 38 69 14 .259 99 11.5 3.1 1.1 5.6 36% .333 .295 1.62 4.84 6.20
2010 ARA Wnt 5 4 19.7 21 8 9 1 .000 9.6 3.7 0.5 4.1 0% .303 .000 1.47 4.10 5.03
2011 MIN MLB 27 11 102.0 111 26 55 9 .260 104 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 40% .296 .264 1.34 4.07 4.32
2011 ROC AAA 6 6 32.3 35 7 25 3 .262 101 9.7 1.9 0.8 7.0 36% .308 .238 1.30 3.55 3.90
2012 MIN MLB 44 5 96.7 106 31 62 15 .262 106 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 44% .298 .272 1.42 4.74 5.03
2013 MIN MLB 48 0 96.0 89 22 69 7 .263 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 46% .285 .243 1.16 3.30 2.91
2014 MIN MLB 50 4 86.0 100 28 47 5 .266 110 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 45% .319 .268 1.49 0.00 4.60
2015 CLE MLB 10 0 13.3 18 4 13 1 .256 109 12.2 2.7 0.7 8.8 39% .395 .266 1.65 3.04 3.38
2015 COH AAA 6 0 5.0 6 1 5 0 .256 116 10.8 1.8 0.0 9.0 56% .375 .247 1.40 1.77 3.60

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 1053 0.5157 0.4144 0.9014 0.6041 0.2118 0.9085 0.8796 0.0986
2011 1674 0.5060 0.4624 0.8798 0.6328 0.2878 0.9347 0.7563 0.1202
2012 1426 0.5189 0.4618 0.8328 0.6189 0.2915 0.8974 0.6850 0.1672
2013 1492 0.5121 0.4558 0.8235 0.6099 0.2940 0.8841 0.6916 0.1765
2014 1387 0.5205 0.4726 0.8504 0.6524 0.2767 0.9172 0.6793 0.1481
2015 194 0.5412 0.5155 0.7900 0.6667 0.3371 0.8857 0.5667 0.2100
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-13 2014-08-18 DTD 5 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2014-08-13 - DTD - - Right Forearm Strain -
2013-04-03 2013-04-03 On-Alr 0 0 - Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2013-04-03 -
2013-03-22 2013-04-07 15-DL 16 5 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2013-02-12 2013-03-22 Camp 38 0 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Off 0 0 - Trunk Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2012-07-25 2012-08-17 15-DL 23 20 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2010-04-14 2010-05-25 Minors 41 0 Right Foot Fracture Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $950,000
2014 MIN $935,000
2013 MIN $502,500
2012 MIN $487,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,925,000
2011Current$950,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,875,000
4 yrTotal$2,875,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 38 dJet Sports Management1 year/$0.95M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/15/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.95M in majors. May earn additional $0.35M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/15. DFA by Cleveland 5/9/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/15.
  • 1 year/$0.935M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/25/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2004 (2-61) (Nova HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). $0.575M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .273 .331 .416 .274
11 vs R (Multi) .280 .320 .395 .251
18 Split (Multi) -.007 .010 .021 .023
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .282 .346 .387 .271
31 vs R (2014) .293 .333 .435 .265
38 Split (2014) -.011 .013 -.048 .006
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Wayback Machine: What Happens When Starters Get SickBen Lindbergh2015-08-12
BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect ListSam Miller2015-02-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 29, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-29
Daily League Strategy: Our (T.J.) HousePaul Sporer2014-09-26
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Wilson Karaman2014-07-25
BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-StarsBen Lindbergh2014-06-25
The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season RelieversBaseball Prospectus2014-05-21
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Albers at it AgainDaniel Rathman2013-08-13
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/1Ben Lindbergh2013-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-08
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
Overthinking It: What Happens When Starters Get SickBen Lindbergh2012-08-10
The Lineup Card: Seven August Moves that MatteredBaseball Prospectus2012-08-01
What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 19Daniel Rathman2012-04-19
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
Prospectus Perspective: Minnesota MiscastsChristina Kahrl2011-06-24
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #10Craig Brown2011-06-03
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Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm watching Anthony Swarzak on my television right now. He seems good enough, but not terribly interesting. What do I like? What should I be worried about?
(Minneapolitan from Chicago)
I think that's a great scouting report for him: Good, but not terribly interesting. I think he'll be a fine, usable starting pitcher for a while. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Anthony Swarzak has thrown 7,284 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).