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Luis Vizcaino PAthletics

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 546.7 35 30 8 492 4.33 5
Birth Date8-6-1974
Height5' 11"
Weight210 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
1999 OAK 24 1 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3 2 2 1 6 3 3 0 2 5.40 8.60 9.18 -1.0 -0.1
2000 OAK 25 12 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 0 1 0 2 0 0 96 25 17 16 2 35 11 11 2 18 7.45 4.72 5.26 1.5 0.1
2001 OAK 26 36 0 36.7 0.0 36.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 156 38 19 19 8 66 12 11 0 31 4.66 5.23 4.53 2.8 0.3
2002 MIL 27 76 0 81.3 0.0 81.3 5 3 5 1 0 0 326 55 27 27 6 85 30 26 3 79 2.99 3.11 3.78 9.3 1.0
2003 MIL 28 75 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 4 3 0 6 0 0 272 64 45 44 16 128 25 22 1 61 6.39 5.62 5.27 1.0 0.1
2004 MIL 29 73 0 72.0 0.0 72.0 4 4 1 4 0 0 298 61 35 30 12 116 24 21 1 63 3.75 4.41 4.53 5.9 0.6
2005 CHA 30 65 0 70.0 0.0 70.0 6 5 0 8 0 0 305 74 30 29 8 111 29 23 2 43 3.73 4.64 4.41 10.5 1.1
2006 ARI 31 70 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 4 6 0 2 0 0 272 51 26 26 8 94 29 23 4 72 3.58 4.01 4.68 6.6 0.6
2007 NYA 32 77 0 75.3 0.0 75.3 8 2 0 5 0 0 334 66 37 36 6 108 43 32 2 62 4.30 4.49 4.79 8.0 0.8
2008 COL 33 43 0 46.0 0.0 46.0 1 2 0 1 0 0 203 48 28 27 10 90 19 18 1 49 5.28 5.11 4.27 6.3 0.7
2009 CHN 34 4 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.00 1.42 0.70 1.4 0.1
2009 CLE 34 11 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 1 3 1 0 0 0 56 8 7 7 2 15 12 10 0 9 5.40 6.92 7.02 -1.7 -0.2
Career5430546.70.0546.7353082900234749527326379857237200164924.334.534.6150.65.0

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
1997 VAN A- 22 5 47.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MOD A+ 7 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MOD A+ 23 16 102.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HUN AA 7 7 38.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 OAK MLB 1 0 3.3 9.18 31 .284 .277 .347 .414 .260 .200 102 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
1999 MID AA 25 19 104.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 VAN AAA 7 0 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 12 0 19.3 5.26 95 .302 .277 .344 .447 .263 .365 94 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2000 SAC AAA 33 2 48.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Agu Wnt 23 0 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB 36 0 36.7 4.53 104 .256 .265 .332 .427 .259 .286 97 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2001 SAC AAA 27 0 42.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Agu Wnt 11 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MIL MLB 76 0 81.3 3.78 114 .207 .259 .331 .412 .260 .236 98 10.3 1.0 9.3 1.0
2003 MIL MLB 75 0 62.0 5.27 90 .277 .262 .330 .423 .260 .284 103 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2003 agu Wnt 6 0 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 73 0 72.0 4.53 97 .252 .266 .333 .431 .265 .247 94 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2005 CHA MLB 65 0 70.0 4.41 110 .260 .264 .322 .417 .257 .296 103 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2006 ARI MLB 70 0 65.3 4.68 104 .233 .266 .332 .425 .264 .270 99 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2007 NYA MLB 77 0 75.3 4.79 104 .255 .274 .338 .434 .267 .271 102 8.1 0.8 8.0 0.8
2008 COL MLB 43 0 46.0 4.27 113 .275 .259 .326 .412 .261 .306 106 6.6 0.7 6.3 0.7
2008 CSP AAA 4 0 4.0 3.42 151 .098 .284 .359 .447 .268 .111 133 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 4 0 3.7 0.70 185 .133 .250 .314 .406 .253 .200 102 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 CLE MLB 11 0 11.7 7.02 52 .286 .260 .333 .418 .258 .182 99 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 AGU Wnt 6 0 5.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 AGU Wnt 16 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1997 MOD A+ 0 3 0 7 0 14.3 24 13 15 4 0% .455 15.1 8.2 2.5 9.4 2.59 13.22 0.0 0.0
1997 VAN A- 1 6 0 22 5 47.7 62 27 42 5 0% .356 11.7 5.1 0.9 7.9 1.87 7.92 0.0 0.0
1998 HUN AA 3 2 0 7 7 38.7 43 22 26 8 0% .000 10.0 5.1 1.9 6.0 1.68 4.65 0.0 0.0
1998 MOD A+ 6 3 0 23 16 102.0 72 43 108 5 0% .000 6.4 3.8 0.4 9.5 1.13 2.74 0.0 0.0
1999 OAK MLB 0 0 0 1 0 3.3 3 3 2 1 64% .200 8.1 8.1 2.7 5.4 1.80 5.40 -1.0 -0.1
1999 VAN AAA 0 1 0 7 0 13.0 13 6 7 0 0% .000 9.0 4.2 0.0 4.8 1.46 1.38 0.0 0.0
1999 MID AA 8 7 0 25 19 104.7 120 48 88 18 0% .000 10.3 4.1 1.5 7.6 1.60 5.85 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 0 1 0 12 0 19.3 25 11 18 2 38% .365 11.6 5.1 0.9 8.4 1.86 7.45 1.5 0.1
2000 SAC AAA 6 2 5 33 2 48.3 48 21 41 4 0% .000 8.9 3.9 0.7 7.6 1.43 5.03 0.0 0.0
2000 Agu Wnt 0 1 14 23 0 22.3 13 6 30 0 0% .000 5.2 2.4 0.0 12.1 0.85 0.81 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB 2 1 1 36 0 36.7 38 12 31 8 47% .286 9.3 2.9 2.0 7.6 1.36 4.66 2.8 0.3
2001 SAC AAA 2 2 7 27 0 42.0 35 10 56 5 0% .000 7.5 2.1 1.1 12.0 1.07 2.14 0.0 0.0
2001 Agu Wnt 0 1 1 11 0 9.3 6 3 11 0 0% .000 5.8 2.9 0.0 10.6 0.97 3.87 0.0 0.0
2002 MIL MLB 5 3 5 76 0 81.3 55 30 79 6 36% .236 6.1 3.3 0.7 8.7 1.05 2.99 9.3 1.0
2003 MIL MLB 4 3 0 75 0 62.0 64 25 61 16 38% .284 9.3 3.6 2.3 8.9 1.44 6.39 1.0 0.1
2003 agu Wnt 0 1 0 6 0 4.7 4 2 5 1 0% .000 7.7 3.8 1.9 9.6 1.28 3.83 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 4 4 1 73 0 72.0 61 24 63 12 36% .247 7.6 3.0 1.5 7.9 1.18 3.75 5.9 0.6
2005 CHA MLB 6 5 0 65 0 70.0 74 29 43 8 46% .296 9.5 3.7 1.0 5.5 1.47 3.73 10.5 1.1
2006 ARI MLB 4 6 0 70 0 65.3 51 29 72 8 47% .270 7.0 4.0 1.1 9.9 1.22 3.58 6.6 0.6
2007 NYA MLB 8 2 0 77 0 75.3 66 43 62 6 37% .271 7.9 5.1 0.7 7.4 1.45 4.30 8.0 0.8
2008 CSP AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 1 0 4 0 44% .111 2.2 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.25 0.00 1.4 0.1
2008 COL MLB 1 2 0 43 0 46.0 48 19 49 10 35% .306 9.4 3.7 2.0 9.6 1.46 5.28 6.3 0.7
2009 CLE MLB 1 3 1 11 0 11.7 8 12 9 2 37% .182 6.2 9.3 1.5 6.9 1.71 5.40 -1.7 -0.2
2009 CHN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 2 0 3 0 60% .200 4.9 0.0 0.0 7.4 0.55 0.00 1.4 0.1
2010 AGU Wnt 1 0 0 6 0 5.3 5 3 4 0 0% .333 8.5 5.1 0.0 6.8 1.51 1.70 0.0 0.0
2012 AGU Wnt 2 0 4 16 0 14.3 12 9 9 1 0% .256 7.5 5.7 0.6 5.7 1.47 1.88 0.0 0.0

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 800 0.5300 0.4887 0.7179 0.6604 0.2926 0.7893 0.5364 0.2821
2009 273 0.5201 0.4579 0.8640 0.6408 0.2595 0.8901 0.7941 0.1360
Career10730.52750.48090.75510.65540.28420.81490.6020.2449

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-04-04 2008-06-07 60-DL 64 58 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-03-07 2008-03-22 Camp 15 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2007-09-05 2007-09-13 DTD 8 6 Right Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 CHN $500,000
2009 CLE $3,500,000
2009 CHN $3,500,000
2008 COL $3,500,000
2007 NYA $3,000,000
2006 ARI $1,775,000
2005 CHA $1,300,000
2004 MIL $550,000
2003 MIL $370,000
2002 MIL $212,500
2000 OAK $200,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$18,408,000
10 yrTotal$18,408,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 140 dBean Stringfellow1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2013. Pitched in Mexico.
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2008-09), plus 2010 club option. Signed as a free agent 12/21/07. 08:$3.5M, 09:$3.5M, 10:$4M club option, $0.5M buyout. Acquired in trade from Colorado 1/6/09. (Chicago Cubs pay $0.875M to Colorado). DFA 4/23/09. DFA 6/12/09. Signed as a free agent 5/14/09. (Indians pay $312,568, Chicago Cubs pay $3,187,432.)
  • 10 option vests with 135g 08-09 or 68g 09
  • avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$3M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Arizona 1/07.
  • 1 year/$1.775M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2005). Re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2004). Re-signed 12/03. Acquired in trade from Milwaukee 12/04.
  • 1 year/$0.37M (2003).
  • 1 year/$0.2125M (2002).
  • 2001. Recalled 7/01.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Tidbit from an article on the Cubs' bankruptcy filing: "Luis Vizcaino, a pitcher who played briefly with the team in April, is listed as the fifth-biggest unsecured creditor, owed $500,000, according to the bankruptcy filing. The Cubs said other players are not listed as it is assumed their claims will remain with the team after ownership changes." Any idea why Vizcaino in particular would be an unsecured creditor?
(rowenbell from Oak Park IL)
He's a released former employee, as opposed to a ballclub? I'm probably the last person to ask, since I'm somebody who has to pay somebody else to do my taxes. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Luis Vizcaino threw 1,371 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Splitter (88mph).