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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
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Birth Date12-17-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age33 years, 8 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.22011
0.52012
0.32013
0.52014
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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
2009 TBA 28 11 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 0 0 1 0 0 0 59 18 9 7 3 29 1 1 0 8 4.61 5.05 4.99 1.0 0.1
2010 TBA 29 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 6 6 1 11 0 0 0 2 27.00 7.55 4.44 0.4 0.0
2011 NYN 30 11 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 42 12 4 4 0 17 0 0 0 5 3.48 2.03 2.87 2.0 0.2
2012 SDN 31 64 0 57.7 0.0 57.7 2 2 7 3 0 0 235 53 24 22 4 73 12 8 1 47 3.43 3.08 3.85 4.5 0.5
2013 SDN 32 69 0 65.0 0.0 65.0 3 5 1 3 0 0 270 59 25 24 8 92 22 20 2 64 3.32 3.76 3.74 3.5 0.3
2014 SDN 33 56 0 51.7 0.0 51.7 3 3 0 0 0 0 210 41 14 12 6 67 13 11 2 51 2.09 3.51 3.47 3.2 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
2003 FTW A 45 0 48.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LEL A+ 50 0 55.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MOB AA 8 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 56 0 57.7 4.00 112 .265 .277 .351 .402 .276 .402 75 10.7 1.1 10.9 1.1
2006 MOB AA 57 0 65.1 3.60 114 .235 .251 .330 .370 .262 .316 75 10.4 1.1 10.4 1.1
2006 POR AAA 2 0 3.2 6.69 87 .234 .261 .322 .436 .248 .200 123 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 MNT AA 47 0 59.7 3.50 117 .208 .264 .337 .395 .266 .225 94 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2007 DUR AAA 8 0 9.3 3.68 115 .237 .237 .306 .363 .238 .320 72 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2008 DUR AAA 52 0 68.3 3.00 131 .251 .262 .331 .401 .263 .345 88 20.4 2.0 20.4 2.0
2009 TBA MLB 11 0 13.7 4.99 100 .270 .264 .331 .432 .263 .319 104 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.1
2009 DUR AAA 51 0 63.3 3.97 120 .216 .264 .333 .404 .250 .281 115 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2010 TBA MLB 1 0 2.0 4.44 114 .437 .232 .297 .430 .246 .600 116 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 DUR AAA 46 0 60.0 4.58 100 .254 .260 .328 .408 .252 .338 102 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2010 ORI Wnt 12 0 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NYN MLB 11 0 10.3 2.87 128 .269 .265 .331 .411 .272 .324 95 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 BUF AAA 54 0 71.0 4.43 92 .209 .259 .327 .401 .258 .243 92 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 SDN MLB 64 0 57.7 3.85 105 .235 .258 .321 .408 .263 .287 94 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2012 TUC AAA 7 0 8.3 2.90 149 .114 .298 .353 .467 .279 .091 109 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2013 SDN MLB 69 0 65.0 3.74 106 .250 .252 .313 .393 .254 .293 99 3.0 0.3 3.5 0.3
2014 SDN MLB 56 0 51.7 3.47 105 .242 .256 .317 .396 .266 .254 91 3.2 0.4 3.2 0.4

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
2003 FTW A 1 3 25 45 0 48.0 31 15 72 2 0% .282 5.8 2.8 0.4 13.5 0.96 2.06 0.0 0.0
2004 MOB AA 1 1 0 8 0 7.3 8 1 7 1 0% .304 9.9 1.2 1.2 8.6 1.23 3.70 0.0 0.0
2004 LEL A+ 2 1 23 50 0 55.3 36 11 54 1 0% .240 5.9 1.8 0.2 8.8 0.85 1.63 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 3 5 27 56 0 57.7 60 26 59 5 48% .402 9.4 4.1 0.8 9.2 1.49 2.34 10.9 1.1
2006 POR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.2 2 1 4 1 50% .200 5.6 2.8 2.8 11.2 0.94 2.81 0.1 0.0
2006 MOB AA 7 4 27 57 0 65.1 59 22 57 3 40% .316 8.2 3.0 0.4 7.9 1.24 2.49 10.4 1.1
2007 MNT AA 9 0 21 47 0 59.7 40 20 54 4 40% .225 6.0 3.0 0.6 8.1 1.01 2.26 10.3 1.0
2007 DUR AAA 0 0 0 8 0 9.3 5 4 9 0 44% .320 4.8 3.9 0.0 8.7 0.97 2.90 1.9 0.2
2008 DUR AAA 3 1 9 52 0 68.3 73 24 76 2 43% .345 9.6 3.2 0.3 10.0 1.42 2.77 20.4 2.0
2009 TBA MLB 0 0 1 11 0 13.7 18 1 8 3 30% .319 11.9 0.7 2.0 5.3 1.39 4.61 1.0 0.1
2009 DUR AAA 2 5 17 51 0 63.3 59 15 44 3 51% .281 8.4 2.1 0.4 6.3 1.17 2.27 11.2 1.1
2010 DUR AAA 4 1 3 46 0 60.0 68 25 55 3 49% .338 10.2 3.8 0.5 8.2 1.55 3.45 6.3 0.6
2010 ORI Wnt 0 1 0 12 0 10.0 15 5 8 3 0% .353 13.5 4.5 2.7 7.2 2.00 5.40 0.0 0.0
2010 TBA MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 7 0 2 1 45% .600 31.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 3.50 27.00 0.4 0.0
2011 BUF AAA 4 3 21 54 0 71.0 54 15 66 8 53% .243 6.8 1.9 1.0 8.4 0.97 2.66 3.3 0.3
2011 NYN MLB 0 3 0 11 0 10.3 12 0 5 0 46% .324 10.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 1.16 3.48 2.0 0.2
2012 SDN MLB 2 2 7 64 0 57.7 53 12 47 4 43% .287 8.3 1.9 0.6 7.3 1.13 3.43 4.5 0.5
2012 TUC AAA 0 0 0 7 0 8.3 2 2 5 0 50% .091 2.2 2.2 0.0 5.4 0.48 0.00 2.3 0.2
2013 SDN MLB 3 5 1 69 0 65.0 59 22 64 8 42% .293 8.2 3.0 1.1 8.9 1.25 3.32 3.5 0.3
2014 SDN MLB 3 3 0 56 0 51.7 41 13 51 6 42% .254 7.1 2.3 1.0 8.9 1.05 2.09 3.2 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
2009 230 0.5913 0.4826 0.9009 0.6912 0.1809 0.9149 0.8235 0.0991
2010 53 0.5472 0.4906 0.8846 0.6552 0.2917 0.9474 0.7143 0.1154
2011 150 0.6067 0.5267 0.8861 0.6484 0.3390 0.9322 0.7500 0.1139
2012 945 0.5259 0.4878 0.7848 0.6720 0.2813 0.8293 0.6667 0.2130
2013 1128 0.5479 0.4591 0.8046 0.6068 0.2784 0.8400 0.7113 0.1934
2014 831 0.5295 0.4982 0.8116 0.6682 0.3069 0.8605 0.6917 0.1860
Career33370.54270.48210.81230.6490.28250.85310.70330.1858

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-29 2014-03-30 Camp 1 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2010-06-27 2010-07-05 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SDN $
2014 SDN $515,800
2013 SDN $498,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$498,900
2011Current$515,800
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,014,700
4 yrTotal$1,014,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 71 d1 year/$0.5158M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5158M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4989M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Diego 4/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/6/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 5/27/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 9/1/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 9/06.
  • Signed by San Diego as an amateur free agent 9/02 (Cal State-Chico).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .264 .339 .407 .275
11 vs R (Multi) .237 .275 .347 .225
18 Split (Multi) .027 .064 .061 .051
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .261 .346 .423 .281
31 vs R (2013) .229 .279 .344 .223
38 Split (2013) .032 .068 .080 .058
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chaces that Dale Thayer becomes the Padres' closer this season? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
If Huston Street is traded at or before the deadline, as expected, Thayer probably returns to that role. Luke Gregerson is a better pitcher, but his platoon splits against left-handed hitters (.413 OBP against this year) are a concern when you can't play matchups. Assuming Bud Black doesn't go to a committee, Thayer has a strong chance of seeing more save chances down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Howdy Jay ... thanks for chatting. Your choices for best mustaches currently in MLB are? More seriously ... at a certain point, prospects lose their optimal value if something isn't done with them. Is Montero's value "past prime"? Should Cashman have dealt any of his stable for "something", even if the (perceived) talent exchange was negative for the Yanks?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hey Diana! John Axford has a pretty remarkable mustache. I haven't seen Dale Thayer lately and am not even sure he's on the Mets' 25-man roster, but he's got a fantastic mustache. I'm pretty sure Brendan Ryan's infield triple owes its entirety to the awesome power of the 'stache.

As for prospects, while I agree that they lose their optimal value at some point, I reject the notion that Montero's time has passed - he's 21 freakin' years old! I don't at all think there was any reason for Cashman to trade his blue chippers for "something" just to look busy. This isn't McDonalds, where if you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Dale Thayer has thrown 3,437 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).