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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date6-2-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age35 years, 6 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
-0.12015
-0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 COL MLB 9 8 43.3 3 3 0 48 20 29 11 .262 117 10.0 4.2 2.3 6.0 45% .280 .280 1.57 6.60 6.02 110 5.44 111.1 0.1
2004 COL MLB 10 0 9.3 0 0 1 7 1 11 2 .261 109 6.8 1.0 1.9 10.6 52% .217 .225 0.86 3.70 3.86 85 4.13 89.9 0.1
2005 COL MLB 10 0 11.0 1 0 3 16 5 4 3 .259 110 13.1 4.1 2.5 3.3 30% .302 .339 1.91 7.45 6.55 121 6.75 136.5 -0.2
2007 LAN MLB 21 0 24.7 0 1 0 18 8 16 3 .256 98 6.6 2.9 1.1 5.8 40% .217 .209 1.05 4.56 4.38 108 5.39 111.3 0.0
2015 LAN MLB 5 0 7.0 1 1 0 15 3 7 3 .249 89 19.3 3.9 3.9 9.0 33% .500 .495 2.57 8.02 10.29 113 5.73 121.5 -0.1
2016 LAN MLB 2 0 1.7 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .250 94 5.4 16.2 0.0 0.0 17% .167 .293 2.40 8.59 5.40 117 5.82 121.9 -0.0
CareerMLB57897.0564105406722.2591089.73.72.06.241%.279.2861.496.035.751095.48112.90.1

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2000 ASH A 24 24 145.0 11 8 0 119 40 187 8 .000 7.4 2.5 0.5 11.6 0% -.472 .000 1.10 2.46 2.73 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SLM A+ 4 4 17.3 0 4 0 23 5 18 1 .000 12.0 2.6 0.5 9.4 0% -.917 .000 1.62 2.78 4.68 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TRI A- 3 3 11.0 0 0 0 6 2 16 0 .000 4.9 1.6 0.0 13.1 0% .250 .000 0.73 0.93 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SLM A+ 9 9 47.3 4 2 0 34 12 45 3 .000 6.5 2.3 0.6 8.6 0% .258 .000 0.97 2.83 2.09 0 0.00 0.0
2003 COL MLB 9 8 43.3 3 3 0 48 20 29 11 .262 117 10.0 4.2 2.3 6.0 45% .280 .280 1.57 6.60 6.02 110 5.44 111.1
2003 TUL AA 18 18 113.3 11 4 0 88 26 125 7 .000 7.0 2.1 0.6 9.9 0% .286 .000 1.01 2.83 2.46 0 0.00 0.0
2004 COL MLB 10 0 9.3 0 0 1 7 1 11 2 .261 109 6.8 1.0 1.9 10.6 52% .217 .225 0.86 3.70 3.86 85 4.13 89.9
2004 ASH A 2 2 10.0 1 0 0 8 1 14 1 .000 7.2 0.9 0.9 12.6 0% .304 .000 0.90 2.27 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2004 TUL AA 2 2 13.0 1 1 0 12 2 10 1 .000 8.3 1.4 0.7 6.9 0% .297 .000 1.08 3.34 2.77 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CSP AAA 4 4 12.7 1 1 0 22 5 14 5 .000 15.6 3.5 3.5 9.9 0% .436 .000 2.13 7.60 8.50 0 0.00 0.0
2005 COL MLB 10 0 11.0 1 0 3 16 5 4 3 .259 110 13.1 4.1 2.5 3.3 30% .302 .339 1.91 7.45 6.55 121 6.75 136.5
2005 MOD A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 1.85 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CSP AAA 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .272 113 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .333 .166 1.00 1.52 0.00 97 4.73 102.4
2007 LAN MLB 21 0 24.7 0 1 0 18 8 16 3 .256 98 6.6 2.9 1.1 5.8 40% .217 .209 1.05 4.56 4.38 108 5.39 111.3
2007 LVG AAA 5 0 5.0 0 1 2 4 1 9 0 .256 125 7.2 1.8 0.0 16.2 50% .400 .174 1.00 0.53 3.60 74 2.39 80.2
2008 OMA AAA 7 0 11.3 1 0 1 10 0 10 4 .258 102 8.0 0.0 3.2 8.0 38% .214 .222 0.88 6.32 5.58 87 3.56 93.7
2015 LAN MLB 5 0 7.0 1 1 0 15 3 7 3 .249 89 19.3 3.9 3.9 9.0 33% .500 .495 2.57 8.02 10.29 113 5.73 121.5
2015 TUL AA 4 0 5.0 0 1 2 2 4 8 1 .268 97 3.6 7.2 1.8 14.4 29% .167 .257 1.20 5.10 7.20 99 3.77 98.4
2015 OKL AAA 30 0 39.0 2 1 7 31 11 42 3 .264 91 7.2 2.5 0.7 9.7 28% .283 .223 1.08 3.29 2.77 89 2.59 88.1
2016 LAN MLB 2 0 1.7 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .250 94 5.4 16.2 0.0 0.0 17% .167 .293 2.40 8.59 5.40 117 5.82 121.9
2016 OKL AAA 17 0 16.3 1 1 6 17 5 14 0 .276 9.4 2.8 0.0 7.7 58% .327 .271 1.35 2.92 3.31 96 4.36 105.1

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
2015 128 0.4688 0.5313 0.7647 0.7000 0.3824 0.8571 0.6154 0.2353
2016 36 0.3889 0.3333 0.8333 0.7143 0.0909 0.9000 0.5000 0.1667
Career1640.45130.48780.77980.70310.31840.86650.59010.2202

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
2007-07-15 2007-10-01 60-DL 78 72 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-05-20 2007-06-29 15-DL 40 36 Right Shoulder Strain -
2006-03-02 2006-10-02 60-DL 214 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2005-05-25
2005-05-12 2005-10-03 60-DL 144 131 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2005-05-25
2005-03-28 2005-04-12 15-DL 15 6 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-08-24 2003-09-16 15-DL 23 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-05-15 2001-09-05 Minors 113 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate 2001-05-28 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 LAN $
2016 LAN $
2015 LAN $
2006 COL $332,000
2005 COL $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$649,000
2 yrTotal$649,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 75 d2017

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 5/19/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 11/9/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/3/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 7/8/15. DFA by LA Dodgers 7/30/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/15.
  • 2009: Signed by Brother of Taiwan.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/11/08 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.6M in majors). Performance and award bonuses.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/07. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 11/6/07 (refused assignment 11/12/07).
  • 1 year/$0.332M (2006). Re-signed by Colorado 2/06. Non-tendered by Colorado 12/06.
  • 1 year/$0.317M (2005). Re-signed by Colorado 1/05 (split contract, $89,352 in minors).
  • Signed by Colorado 10/7/99 as a free agent from Taiwan. $2.2M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .567 .596 1.133 .685
11 vs R (Multi) .348 .407 .597 .359
18 Split (Multi) .218 .188 .536 .326
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .571 .600 1.143 .692
31 vs R (2015) .350 .409 .600 .361
38 Split (2015) .221 .191 .543 .331
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Chin-hui Tsao is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Cold Takes: Stuck With HimPatrick Dubuque2016-07-27
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 723: Outlaw Relievers and New-Model ManagersSam Miller2015-09-11
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 723: Outlaw Relievers and New-Model ManagersBen Lindbergh2015-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: FelizChristopher Crawford2015-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: FelizR.J. Anderson2015-07-13
The BP Wayback Machine: Which Players and Teams Look Best Over the Next Half-Decade?Nate Silver2014-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Jerome Wasn't Built in a DayR.J. Anderson2011-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: One Month DownJay Jaffe2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 3-6Christina Kahrl2006-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Was It Worth It?Will Carroll2005-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 22, 2005Ben Murphy2005-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: One Quick GameWill Carroll2005-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Forging InjuriesWill Carroll2005-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Chicago ConcernWill Carroll2005-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: FAAB FactorJeff Erickson2005-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: FAAB FactorJan Levine2005-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: No Intro...Just InjuriesWill Carroll2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: An All-Star Comes to IndyWill Carroll2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Opening DayWill Carroll2005-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Colorado RockiesWill Carroll2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessLABR of Love: How Team BP Fared at the NL LABR DraftJonah Keri2005-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Closer Situations in FluxJeff Erickson2005-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - PitchersBaseball Prospectus2005-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Raspberry BereWill Carroll2004-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-03-31
Top 40 Prospects: RoundtableBaseball Prospectus2003-01-29


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chin-hui Tsao has thrown 424 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Cutter (90mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (79mph).