Biographical

Portrait of Steve Trachsel

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 2501 143 159 0 1591 4.39 13.5
Birth Date10-31-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight185 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
1993 CHN 22 3 3 19.7 19.7 0.0 0 2 0 0 2 0 78 16 10 10 4 33 3 3 0 14 4.58 4.65 4.84 0.9 0.1
1994 CHN 23 22 22 146.0 146.0 0.0 9 7 0 0 16 1 612 133 57 52 19 222 54 50 3 108 3.21 4.45 4.70 13.8 1.7
1995 CHN 24 30 29 160.7 159.0 1.7 7 13 0 0 15 0 722 174 104 92 25 285 76 68 0 117 5.15 5.05 5.43 12.5 0.8
1996 CHN 25 31 31 205.0 205.0 0.0 13 9 0 0 23 1 845 181 82 69 30 316 62 59 8 132 3.03 4.73 5.18 9.9 0.9
1997 CHN 26 34 34 201.3 201.3 0.0 8 12 0 0 16 3 878 225 110 101 32 374 69 63 5 160 4.51 4.65 5.19 16.6 1.4
1998 CHN 27 33 33 208.0 208.0 0.0 15 8 0 0 16 2 894 204 107 103 27 334 84 79 8 149 4.46 4.65 5.09 27.7 2.7
1999 CHN 28 34 34 205.7 205.7 0.0 8 18 0 0 12 1 894 226 133 127 32 369 64 60 3 149 5.56 4.62 5.31 16.5 1.2
2000 TBA 29 23 23 137.7 137.7 0.0 6 10 0 0 10 2 606 160 76 70 16 256 49 48 6 78 4.58 4.80 5.23 16.7 1.6
2000 TOR 29 11 11 63.0 63.0 0.0 2 5 0 0 4 1 276 72 40 37 10 118 25 24 0 32 5.29 5.46 6.13 1.1 0.1
2001 NYN 30 28 28 173.7 173.7 0.0 11 13 0 0 17 3 726 168 90 86 28 294 47 40 3 144 4.46 4.31 5.24 6.7 0.4
2002 NYN 31 30 30 173.7 173.7 0.0 11 11 0 0 14 2 741 170 80 65 16 250 69 65 0 105 3.37 4.06 4.78 8.4 1.2
2003 NYN 32 33 33 204.7 204.7 0.0 16 10 0 0 20 0 857 204 90 86 26 344 65 56 3 111 3.78 4.54 4.90 18.8 1.7
2004 NYN 33 33 33 202.7 202.7 0.0 12 13 0 0 21 1 881 203 104 90 25 332 83 74 5 117 4.00 4.71 5.22 4.2 0.7
2005 NYN 34 6 6 37.0 37.0 0.0 1 4 0 0 3 1 157 37 20 17 6 64 12 12 1 24 4.14 4.86 5.49 -2.1 -0.1
2006 NYN 35 30 30 164.7 164.7 0.0 15 8 0 0 13 0 736 185 94 91 23 299 78 77 4 79 4.97 5.46 5.92 -2.7 -0.0
2007 BAL 36 25 25 140.7 140.7 0.0 6 8 0 0 12 0 623 151 73 70 16 230 69 69 2 45 4.48 5.66 6.20 -5.7 -0.2
2007 CHN 36 4 4 17.3 17.3 0.0 1 3 0 0 1 0 79 25 16 16 3 44 7 6 0 11 8.31 5.37 5.47 0.9 0.1
2008 BAL 37 10 8 39.7 33.7 6.0 2 5 0 0 2 0 194 53 41 37 10 99 27 27 1 16 8.39 7.75 8.85 -7.8 -0.8
Career4204172501.02493.37.714315900217181079925871327121934842639438805215914.394.805.32136.513.5

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
1991 WPT A- 2 2 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 WNS A+ 12 12 73.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CHR AA 29 29 191.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CHN MLB 3 3 19.7 4.84 92 .245 .263 .324 .395 .256 .211 99 0.8 0.1 0.9 0.1
1993 IOW AAA 27 26 170.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CHN MLB 22 22 146.0 4.70 98 .246 .267 .329 .416 .255 .266 99 13.1 1.3 13.8 1.7
1994 IOW AAA 2 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CHN MLB 30 29 160.7 5.43 85 .273 .261 .325 .402 .253 .296 102 7.0 0.7 12.5 0.8
1996 CHN MLB 31 31 205.0 5.18 91 .236 .258 .323 .398 .250 .246 100 11.9 1.1 9.9 0.9
1996 ORL AA 2 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHN MLB 34 34 201.3 5.19 90 .281 .260 .327 .406 .256 .315 102 13.5 1.3 16.6 1.4
1998 CHN MLB 33 33 208.0 5.09 92 .258 .264 .329 .416 .257 .283 102 16.0 1.6 27.7 2.7
1999 CHN MLB 34 34 205.7 5.31 93 .261 .269 .340 .428 .260 .300 100 17.4 1.6 16.5 1.2
2000 TBA MLB 23 23 137.7 5.23 96 .274 .276 .347 .450 .266 .315 94 15.6 1.5 16.7 1.6
2000 TOR MLB 11 11 63.0 6.13 81 .264 .280 .349 .451 .265 .297 97 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2001 NYN MLB 28 28 173.7 5.24 79 .262 .257 .320 .417 .257 .278 91 4.5 0.4 6.7 0.4
2001 NOR AAA 3 3 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 30 30 173.7 4.78 87 .256 .259 .328 .408 .259 .279 94 8.9 0.9 8.4 1.2
2002 BIN AA 1 1 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .188 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYN MLB 33 33 204.7 4.90 91 .258 .264 .331 .423 .261 .273 97 12.7 1.3 18.8 1.7
2004 NYN MLB 33 33 202.7 5.22 79 .272 .261 .329 .421 .263 .273 92 1.0 0.1 4.2 0.7
2005 NYN MLB 6 6 37.0 5.49 73 .270 .273 .337 .440 .272 .272 95 -0.8 -0.1 -2.1 -0.1
2005 SLU A+ 2 2 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.714 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BIN AA 2 2 12.0 6.81 68 .208 .279 .343 .440 .282 .154 112 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2005 NOR AAA 2 2 14.0 4.74 95 .200 .244 .306 .391 .237 .211 93 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2006 NYN MLB 30 30 164.7 5.92 66 .291 .264 .329 .426 .262 .293 90 -8.2 -0.8 -2.7 -0.0
2007 BAL MLB 25 25 140.7 6.20 74 .273 .270 .339 .425 .266 .275 101 -5.0 -0.5 -5.7 -0.2
2007 CHN MLB 4 4 17.3 5.47 91 .332 .275 .331 .430 .259 .379 104 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 FRD A+ 1 1 7.0 3.64 124 .233 .253 .327 .388 .245 .304 100 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 BAL MLB 10 8 39.7 8.85 27 .338 .271 .337 .423 .262 .307 109 -7.8 -0.8 -7.8 -0.8

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
1991 WNS A+ 4 4 0 12 12 73.7 70 19 69 3 0% .000 8.5 2.3 0.4 8.4 1.21 3.66 0.0 0.0
1991 WPT A- 1 0 0 2 2 14.3 10 6 7 0 0% .000 6.3 3.8 0.0 4.4 1.12 1.26 0.0 0.0
1992 CHR AA 13 8 0 29 29 191.0 180 35 135 19 0% .000 8.5 1.6 0.9 6.4 1.13 3.06 0.0 0.0
1993 CHN MLB 0 2 0 3 3 19.7 16 3 14 4 38% .211 7.3 1.4 1.8 6.4 0.97 4.58 0.9 0.1
1993 IOW AAA 13 6 0 27 26 170.7 170 46 135 20 0% .000 9.0 2.4 1.1 7.1 1.27 3.95 0.0 0.0
1994 CHN MLB 9 7 0 22 22 146.0 133 54 108 19 47% .266 8.2 3.3 1.2 6.7 1.28 3.21 13.8 1.7
1994 IOW AAA 0 2 0 2 2 9.0 11 7 8 1 0% .000 11.0 7.0 1.0 8.0 2.00 10.00 0.0 0.0
1995 CHN MLB 7 13 0 30 29 160.7 174 76 117 25 48% .296 9.7 4.3 1.4 6.6 1.56 5.15 12.5 0.8
1996 CHN MLB 13 9 0 31 31 205.0 181 62 132 30 55% .246 7.9 2.7 1.3 5.8 1.19 3.03 9.9 0.9
1996 ORL AA 0 1 0 2 2 13.0 11 0 12 0 0% .000 7.6 0.0 0.0 8.3 0.85 2.77 0.0 0.0
1997 CHN MLB 8 12 0 34 34 201.3 225 69 160 32 48% .315 10.1 3.1 1.4 7.2 1.46 4.51 16.6 1.4
1998 CHN MLB 15 8 0 33 33 208.0 204 84 149 27 44% .283 8.8 3.6 1.2 6.4 1.38 4.46 27.7 2.7
1999 CHN MLB 8 18 0 34 34 205.7 226 64 149 32 45% .300 9.9 2.8 1.4 6.5 1.41 5.56 16.5 1.2
2000 TOR MLB 2 5 0 11 11 63.0 72 25 32 10 49% .297 10.3 3.6 1.4 4.6 1.54 5.29 1.1 0.1
2000 TBA MLB 6 10 0 23 23 137.7 160 49 78 16 50% .315 10.5 3.2 1.0 5.1 1.52 4.58 16.7 1.6
2001 NYN MLB 11 13 0 28 28 173.7 168 47 144 28 53% .278 8.7 2.4 1.5 7.5 1.24 4.46 6.7 0.4
2001 NOR AAA 2 0 0 3 3 19.3 13 6 12 0 0% .000 6.1 2.8 0.0 5.6 0.98 2.80 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 11 11 0 30 30 173.7 170 69 105 16 54% .279 8.8 3.6 0.8 5.4 1.38 3.37 8.4 1.2
2002 BIN AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.7 3 4 5 0 0% .188 4.7 6.3 0.0 7.9 1.23 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 NYN MLB 16 10 0 33 33 204.7 204 65 111 26 42% .273 9.0 2.9 1.1 4.9 1.31 3.78 18.8 1.7
2004 NYN MLB 12 13 0 33 33 202.7 203 83 117 25 44% .273 9.0 3.7 1.1 5.2 1.41 4.00 4.2 0.7
2005 NYN MLB 1 4 0 6 6 37.0 37 12 24 6 42% .272 9.0 2.9 1.5 5.8 1.32 4.14 -2.1 -0.1
2005 SLU A+ 0 1 0 2 2 6.7 5 1 5 0 0% -.714 6.7 1.3 0.0 6.7 0.90 1.34 0.0 0.0
2005 BIN AA 1 0 0 2 2 12.0 8 4 7 2 53% .154 6.0 3.0 1.5 5.2 1.00 3.00 -0.7 -0.1
2005 NOR AAA 0 1 0 2 2 14.0 10 2 12 2 52% .211 6.4 1.3 1.3 7.7 0.86 2.57 -0.2 0.0
2006 NYN MLB 15 8 0 30 30 164.7 185 78 79 23 43% .293 10.1 4.3 1.3 4.3 1.60 4.97 -2.7 -0.0
2007 BAL MLB 6 8 0 25 25 140.7 151 69 45 16 44% .275 9.7 4.4 1.0 2.9 1.56 4.48 -5.7 -0.2
2007 FRD A+ 0 1 0 1 1 7.0 7 1 4 0 48% .304 9.0 1.3 0.0 5.1 1.14 2.57 1.3 0.1
2007 CHN MLB 1 3 0 4 4 17.3 25 7 11 3 43% .379 13.0 3.6 1.6 5.7 1.85 8.31 0.9 0.1
2008 BAL MLB 2 5 0 10 8 39.7 53 27 16 10 43% .307 12.0 6.1 2.3 3.6 2.02 8.39 -7.8 -0.8

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 680 0.4485 0.3853 0.8969 0.6131 0.2000 0.9519 0.7600 0.0992
Career6800.44850.38530.89690.61310.20.95190.760.0992

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-06-30 2007-07-21 15-DL 21 17 - Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -
2006-10-15 2006-10-19 DTD 4 0 Right Thigh Contusion Quad From Batted Ball -
2006-07-02 2006-07-06 DTD 4 4 Right Groin Tightness -
2006-05-24 2006-05-29 DTD 5 5 - Upper Back Tightness -
2005-03-30 2005-08-23 60-DL 146 124 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2005-03-19
2004-08-14 2004-08-20 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Soreness Posterior -
2003-02-14 2003-02-14 Camp 0 0 - Low Back Spasms -
2002-07-01 2002-07-22 15-DL 21 18 Right Upper Back Strain Trapezius -
1994-07-20 1994-08-04 15-DL 15 14 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 BAL $1,500,000
2007 BAL $3,100,000
2006 NYN $2,500,000
2005 NYN $6,782,500
2004 NYN $5,000,000
2003 NYN $3,000,000
2002 NYN $4,300,000
2001 NYN $3,000,000
2000 TBA $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$30,182,500
9 yrTotal$30,182,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 17 dSeth Levinson

Details
  • released 6/13/08 designated for assignment 6/10/08 contract purchased 3/27/08 signed as a free agent from CHC 2/11/08 (minor-league contract)
  • CHC declined $4.75M 08 option 11/3/07
  • acquired in trade from BAL 8/30/07 signed as a free agent from NYM 2/07, 1 year/$3.1M (07)+$4.75M 08 club option $0.1M buyout
  • $0.25M performance bonus annually:$50K 180, $0.1M 190,200 innings pitched
  • 2 year/$8M (03-04)+05 extension, 06 opt
  • club exercised $2.5M 06 club option 10/05
  • signed extension 4/04 guaranteeing $5M 05 opt+$1M bonuses, adding 06 cl, player, vesting options (innings pitched)
  • re-signed 12/02, 03:$3M, 04:$5M, 05 option vests with 180 innings pitched 04 & 360 innings pitched 03-04
  • 2 year/$7M, $1M signing bonus ($0.5M 7/01, 7/02) 01:$2.5M, 02:$3.5M
  • $3M bonuses
  • additional $1M 02 salary for 210 innings pitched in 01
  • recalled 6/01
  • 00:$4M bonuses
  • signed as a free agent from 12/00

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

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Trachsel made some kind of deal with the devil to sustain an ERA in the mid-fours in Baltimore while posting an unholy 0.65 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Cubs fell under that spell and were foolish enough to trade two pretty decent prospects for him in third baseman Scott Moore and reliever Rocky Cherry. Trachsel rewarded them by turning in a sub-replacement level performance over four starts. To put it kindly, this was a serious mistake of valuation. One hopes the Cubs have learned from it and will pay more attention to peripheral statistics and less to things such as ERA and win-loss record going forward.
2007 Entry #365,983 in the `Wins Are An Overrated Stat` casebook, Trachsel posted a Quality Start in just 13 of 30 starts, a 43 percent rate which ranked 116th among major league pitchers with 10 or more starts (the top ten ranged from Roy Oswalt at 78 percent to Tom Glavine at 69 percent), yet he tied for 20th in the majors with 15 wins. Over six runs of support a game (6.61, most in the league) can get one out of a lot of trouble. A free agent, Trachsel is unsigned at this writing. It`s not clear how much he has left at age 35, but given the kind of rewards less accomplished pitchers have been receiving, Trachsel will probably be given his own island. Is that socialism?
2006 Closed out the season with a stunning return game on August 26, followed by a handful of pedestrian starts. In his first four years with the Mets, Trachsel was remarkably consistent--if unspectacular. At the back end of the rotation he`s an asset, but cheap as Trachsel is, he`s a 10-and-5 guy now, and thus more difficult to move. But with Benson out of the picture, the game`s slowest moundsman will be dawdling in Flushing Meadows for the foreseeable future.
2005 The top three starters in the Mets' rotation last season combined to strike out 343 hitters and walk 250 (223 unintentionally). The ERAs and the innings totals look good, but that's a shaky foundation on which to build a home. Trachsel is just barely getting by, leaning heavily on the big park and the Mets' defense. He doesn't have great command any longer, and he never had really great stuff. He's the starter most likely to make 15 relief appearances this year.
2003 Word to the wise: do NOT take a baseball-disinterested friend or date to a game where Steve Trachsel is scheduled to pitch. You see, there’s slow, and slug slow, and frozen slug crushed beneath a sprinting glacier slow, and then there’s Trachsel slow, that unit of time where the passage of every moment has the mind-gnawing tedium of a Super Bowl halftime show. We’re not saying that keeping the Mets and Trachsel out of prime-time postseason broadcasts is a national priority, but it probably is in the best interests of baseball. As long as the commissioner is coming up with lame ways to make the All-Star game useful, he’ll probably look into this next.
2002 A disastrous first half in which he posted a 6.72 ERA earned Trachsel a few weeks at Norfolk. He pitched brilliantly for the remainder of the season. Trachsel has always been unpredictable—who else could lead the Devil Rays to successive 1-0 victories over Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens?—but his transformation into Cy Young in the second half was just plain incomprehensible. Expect more league-average innings in 2002.
2001 After the season, Steve Trachsel signed with the Mets for two years and less than $10 million. Considering what guys like Andy Ashby and Rick Reed got over the winter, Trachsel won't have to do to all that well to be a bargain. For the first time in his career, he's going to have a home park that forgives fly-ball pitchers. Significant fantasy/roto potential.
2000 He’s certain to sign anywhere other than Chicago, but I'll miss him. He had the right attitude about flirting with 20 losses, taking the Roger Craig, "You gotta be pretty good to keep getting the ball" approach. He might irk some with his willingness to blame his fielders for a bad day, and he's good for a laugh when he shrugs off a 10-run outing by pointing out that good hitters can hit good pitches, and he made good pitches. If he gets into a bigger ballpark with a decent lineup to score him some runs, he'll look like one of this winter's best free-agent signings.
1999 Kevin Brown Lite? Trachsel will happily blast his critics or interleague play, then turn around and bitch about scratch hits, bullpen betrayals, and wind-aided shots. In an age of mealy-mouthed agent-scripted “I thank God, Mom, and country for everything I am today” soundbites, Trachsel is a breath of fresh angry air. I doubt that he’s ever going to suddenly become a much better pitcher than he’s been, but he’s the most reliable veteran starter the Cubs have. His game against the Giants in the wild-card clincher looked like a masterpiece of wildness by design. I’m concerned about his health, in that he wasn’t durable or consistent after the All-Star break.
1998 He catches a lot of grief because he can’t replace Greg Maddux in the souls of Cub fans, and because of the tateriffic fun he shows to visitors from time to time. Ten years from now, hopefully armed with a Reuschelesque gut, he’ll get the last laugh. Because of his splitter, he’s consistently tougher on lefties.
1997 He finally beat the home field whammy. Entering the ’96 season, Trachsel was 3-16 in Wrigley. He beat that by posting a 9-5 mark at home. He learned how to work the splitter into his repertoire against right-handed batters, and that’s the biggest reason for his success. He put up 23 quality starts in 31 outings, one of the best marks in the NL. If Trachsel can remain at this level and Castillo can come back to where he was in ’95, the Cubs won’t miss Navarro.
1996  Trachsel went from being an early favorite to become the staff ace to the fifth starter within the season. What went wrong? Last year's obvious breakdown was that he lost a lot of his effectiveness against left-handed batters. If you look at the platoon splits between '94 and '95, that's the most basic difference: vs. LHBs:

'94 : .212/.284/.324, 6 homeruns
'95 : .254/.343/.444, 13 homeruns

This while his numbers against right-handed batters remained essentially the same. Maybe his forkball wasn't forking right. He was also significantly worse during the second half. If he doesn't get this back under control, he not only can't win in Wrigley (3-16 on his career), he isn't doing a good job of getting anybody out.

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Steve Trachsel threw 1,272 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Change (81mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph).