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Portrait of Mark Worrell

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 7.7 0 1 0 7 15.26 -0.3
Birth Date3-8-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
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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
2008 SLN 25 4 0 5.7 0.0 5.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 8 5 5 1 13 4 3 0 4 7.94 6.11 7.73 -0.3 -0.0
2011 BAL 28 4 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6 8 8 2 13 2 1 0 3 36.00 16.06 12.31 -2.1 -0.2
Career807.70.07.701000041141313326640715.268.709.25-2.4-0.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 PEO A 12 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .212 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 JCY Rk 18 0 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 53 0 56.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFD AA 57 0 61.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MEM AAA 50 0 67.0 3.55 132 .237 .277 .344 .436 .263 .281 102 17.6 1.7 18.4 1.8
2007 LIC Wnt 6 0 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SLN MLB 4 0 5.7 7.73 24 .333 .251 .322 .394 .252 .389 94 -1.7 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0
2008 MEM AAA 53 0 58.7 2.74 148 .214 .274 .350 .439 .260 .311 101 22.2 2.2 22.1 2.1
2010 POR AAA 25 0 33.0 4.73 98 .284 .273 .345 .417 .261 .299 89 2.9 0.3 1.7 0.2
2010 TAC AAA 4 0 4.0 6.75 57 .375 .279 .350 .421 .271 .389 90 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 BAL MLB 4 0 2.0 12.31 -59 .523 .257 .329 .419 .268 .571 107 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA 52 0 52.7 5.56 66 .236 .253 .320 .391 .248 .253 93 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2011 AGU Wnt 5 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .533 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
2004 JCY Rk 1 0 7 18 0 23.3 12 7 37 1 0% .268 4.6 2.7 0.4 14.3 0.82 1.16 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 0 2 6 12 0 14.7 9 6 20 2 0% .212 5.5 3.7 1.2 12.2 1.02 4.29 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 2 3 35 53 0 56.0 38 19 53 6 0% -.390 6.1 3.1 1.0 8.5 1.02 2.25 0.0 0.0
2006 SFD AA 3 7 27 57 0 61.2 52 20 75 10 0% .278 7.6 2.9 1.5 11.0 1.18 4.56 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 6 0 5.7 5 5 4 1 0% .267 7.9 7.9 1.6 6.3 1.75 4.74 0.0 0.0
2007 MEM AAA 3 2 4 50 0 67.0 58 25 66 6 43% .281 7.8 3.4 0.8 8.9 1.24 3.09 18.4 1.8
2008 MEM AAA 3 3 5 53 0 58.7 45 31 80 2 35% .311 6.9 4.8 0.3 12.3 1.29 2.15 22.1 2.1
2008 SLN MLB 0 1 0 4 0 5.7 8 4 4 1 37% .389 12.7 6.4 1.6 6.4 2.12 7.94 -0.3 -0.0
2010 POR AAA 1 4 0 25 0 33.0 34 11 34 5 37% .299 9.3 3.0 1.4 9.3 1.36 5.45 1.7 0.2
2010 TAC AAA 1 0 0 4 0 4.0 7 3 0 0 56% .389 15.8 6.8 0.0 0.0 2.50 9.00 -0.8 -0.1
2011 NOR AAA 1 6 21 52 0 52.7 44 22 36 4 47% .253 7.5 3.8 0.7 6.2 1.25 3.42 -3.4 -0.3
2011 AGU Wnt 0 1 0 5 0 3.0 9 2 0 1 0% .533 27.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 3.67 9.00 0.0 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 0 0 0 4 0 2.0 6 2 3 2 22% .571 27.0 9.0 9.0 13.5 4.00 36.00 -2.1 -0.2

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 106 0.4906 0.4528 0.9375 0.6731 0.2407 0.9714 0.8462 0.0625
2011 42 0.5238 0.4524 0.7368 0.5455 0.3500 0.8333 0.5714 0.2632
Career1480.50.45270.88050.63690.27170.93220.76820.1195

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-01 2009-10-05 60-DL 187 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-03-20
2009-03-18 2009-04-01 Camp 14 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-03-20

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 SDN $400,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$400,500
1 yrTotal$400,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 14 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/1/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 7/18/11. Sent outright to AAA by Baltimore 7/29/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/7/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009). Acquired by San Diego in trade from St. Louis 12/4/08. Signed by San Diego 2/27/09. Non-tendered by San Diego 12/12/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/07. Re-signed 3/4/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (12-360) (Florida International).

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.7out of baseball0.20.50.61.84.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
2 92 Ryan Houston 2011 0.00 DNP
3 91 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
4 89 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
5 89 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
6 88 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
7 87 Kevin Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
8 87 Tommy Hottovy 2013 0.00 DNP
9 87 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
10 86 Roberto Giron 2007 0.00 DNP
11 86 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
12 86 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP
13 86 Amauri Sanit 2011 12.86
14 85 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
15 85 Felix Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
16 84 Marcus Gwyn 2009 0.00 DNP
17 84 Jim Ed Warden 2010 0.00 DNP
18 84 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
19 83 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
20 83 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
21 82 Juan Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
22 82 Randy Williams 2007 0.00 DNP
23 82 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
24 82 Jake Robbins 2007 0.00 DNP
25 82 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
26 82 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
27 81 Brandon Knight 2007 0.00 DNP
28 81 Jason Karnuth 2007 0.00 DNP
29 81 Steve Green 2009 0.00 DNP
30 81 Tim Hamulack 2008 0.00 DNP
31 81 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
32 81 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
33 81 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
34 80 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
35 80 Brian Gordon 2010 0.00 DNP
36 80 Steve Andrade 2009 0.00 DNP
37 80 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
38 80 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
39 80 Greg Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
40 80 Cedrick Bowers 2009 0.00 DNP
41 79 Dan Giese 2008 4.36
42 79 Ian Ostlund 2010 0.00 DNP
43 79 Jason Pearson 2007 0.00 DNP
44 79 Victor Marte 2012 4.91
45 79 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
46 79 Bret Prinz 2008 0.00 DNP
47 79 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
48 78 Brandon Puffer 2007 0.00 DNP
49 78 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
50 78 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
51 78 Eric Junge 2008 0.00 DNP
52 78 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
53 78 David Elder 2007 0.00 DNP
54 78 Mike Gallo 2008 0.00 DNP
55 78 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
56 78 Colter Bean 2008 0.00 DNP
57 78 Andy Mitchell 2010 0.00 DNP
58 78 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
59 78 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
60 78 Dale Thayer 2012 3.90
61 78 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
62 78 Gary Majewski 2011 0.00 DNP
63 77 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
64 77 Jim Miller 2013 20.25
65 77 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
66 77 Merkin Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
67 76 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
68 76 B.J. LaMura 2012 0.00 DNP
69 76 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
70 76 Aaron Rakers 2008 0.00 DNP
71 75 Dusty Hughes 2013 0.00 DNP
72 75 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
73 75 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
74 75 Jon Adkins 2009 0.00 DNP
75 75 Sean Henn 2012 0.00 DNP
76 75 Royce Ring 2012 0.00 DNP
77 75 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
78 75 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
79 75 Charlie Manning 2010 0.00 DNP
80 75 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
81 75 John Foster 2009 0.00 DNP
82 75 Shawn Camp 2007 7.88
83 75 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
84 74 Jason Kershner 2008 0.00 DNP
85 74 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
86 74 Brian Bowles 2008 0.00 DNP
87 74 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
88 74 Matt Zaleski 2013 0.00 DNP
89 74 Jeff Gray 2013 0.00 DNP
90 74 Chad Harville 2008 0.00 DNP
91 74 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
92 74 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
93 73 Willie Collazo 2011 0.00 DNP
94 73 Josh Kinney 2010 0.00 DNP
95 73 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
96 73 Tim Corcoran 2009 0.00 DNP
97 73 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
98 73 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
99 73 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
100 73 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Once upon a time, Worrell was the closer of the future for the St. Louis Cardinals. This past season, he had to settle for being the closer for the Norfolk Tides with a brief cup of coffee with the O's. Relying on a deceptive delivery that's nearly side-arm, he throws his fastball just 88 mph now after it once sat in the low-to-mid 90s. Now three years past Tommy John surgery, Worrell may well end up a big league reliever, but it's more likely he's Triple-A fodder, giving this story a not-so-happy ending.
2010 Worrell injured his elbow last March after being acquired from the Cardinals in an off-season trade for Khalil Greene, and missed the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Once he's back in action this spring, check out his delivery: Worrell always pitches from the stretch position, bending over at the waist then taking a very small step toward the first-base dugout before releasing the pitch with a sidearm motion. Worrell probably won't be ready to pitch on Opening Day but his success as a reliever in the Cardinals' farm system should help him factor into the Pads' pen later in the season.
2009 Worrell is not related to Tim and Todd Worrell, the brothers who combined for over 300 major league saves, but has the chance to make a similar name for himself. A side-arming righty, his career numbers include fewer than seven hits per nine and over 10.6 K/9, which led the Padres to covet him in the deal for Khalil Greene. Despite his delivery, there is evidence that Worrell could prove effective versus against all comers, as he held lefties to just two extra-base hits in 89 PA last season. Worrell also generates a lot of fly balls, meaning that he should be an excellent fit for his new home, Petco Park.
2008 Righty Mark Worrell has spent time as a closer in the minors without being a top prospect. The Cards added him to the 40-man roster over the winter, and he should show up on the 25-man during the season. He's not related to Herzog-era Cards closer Todd.

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  Title Author Date
Divide and Conquer, AL East: The ReplacementsDustin Parkes2011-07-22
Transaction Analysis Blog: Weekend Roundup EditionR.J. Anderson2011-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: OddmentsChristina Kahrl2010-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, NL WestJay Jaffe2009-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, NL CentralJay Jaffe2009-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFreebies?: The Seach for Good, Cheap ReliefBen Lindbergh2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feeling Short?Christina Kahrl2008-12-05


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Mark Worrell threw 195 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Curve (74mph).