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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 4.3 0 0 0 1 16.62 0.1
Birth Date8-26-1979
Height6' 1"
Weight190 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 BOS 28 1 1 4.3 4.3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 11 8 8 0 15 1 1 0 1 16.62 3.39 5.03 0.6 0.1
Career114.34.30.0000000251188015110116.623.395.030.60.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 AUG A 26 0 48.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SAR A+ 4 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .105 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ 24 19 136.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PME AA 6 6 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .168 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 7 6 25.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 3 3 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 18 18 93.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 29 15 105.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.625 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PAW AAA 4 1 10.3 6.98 59 .335 .275 .334 .414 .247 .421 104 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2005 sag Wnt 6 1 13.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.933 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PME AA 2 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 23 15 109.1 5.59 63 .246 .261 .327 .393 .257 .280 93 -7.1 -0.7 -7.1 -0.7
2007 PME AA 16 16 92.7 5.29 85 .263 .257 .331 .389 .256 .287 100 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 PAW AAA 8 8 47.3 7.45 23 .305 .262 .331 .400 .262 .267 91 -10.5 -1.0 -10.5 -1.0
2008 BOS MLB 1 1 4.3 5.03 106 .351 .294 .362 .467 .278 .478 113 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2008 PAW AAA 28 28 174.3 5.26 71 .231 .265 .330 .400 .261 .251 85 -9.4 -0.9 -9.4 -0.9
2009 PAW AAA 27 23 135.3 5.74 72 .282 .266 .334 .401 .253 .274 100 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5
2010 ROC AAA 3 3 12.0 12.94 -76 .362 .270 .339 .433 .263 .295 99 -7.1 -0.7 -7.1 -0.7

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
2002 SAR A+ 0 0 0 4 0 9.0 2 3 11 0 0% .105 2.0 3.0 0.0 11.0 0.56 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 AUG A 1 2 0 26 0 48.3 42 16 48 1 0% .313 7.8 3.0 0.2 8.9 1.20 1.68 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ 7 9 0 24 19 136.0 123 64 94 10 0% .280 8.1 4.2 0.7 6.2 1.38 3.90 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 1 2 0 7 6 25.7 26 13 16 5 0% .000 9.1 4.6 1.8 5.6 1.52 4.90 0.0 0.0
2003 PME AA 3 2 0 6 6 39.3 21 14 18 1 0% .168 4.8 3.2 0.2 4.1 0.89 3.44 0.0 0.0
2004 PME AA 1 8 0 18 18 93.3 101 72 50 3 0% .315 9.7 6.9 0.3 4.8 1.85 5.79 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 0 2 0 3 3 14.3 22 9 3 0 0% .379 13.8 5.7 0.0 1.9 2.17 5.66 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 8 5 0 29 15 105.3 102 53 70 12 0% -.625 8.7 4.5 1.0 6.0 1.47 4.87 0.0 0.0
2005 PAW AAA 2 1 0 4 1 10.3 17 8 5 1 31% .421 14.9 7.0 0.9 4.4 2.43 10.49 -1.2 -0.1
2005 sag Wnt 0 0 0 6 1 13.1 17 6 6 3 0% -.933 11.7 4.1 2.1 4.1 1.76 9.62 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 9 4 0 23 15 109.1 100 60 58 7 44% .280 8.2 4.9 0.6 4.8 1.47 4.04 -7.1 -0.7
2006 PME AA 1 0 0 2 1 7.0 6 5 7 1 0% .250 7.7 6.4 1.3 9.0 1.57 1.29 0.0 0.0
2007 PAW AAA 2 3 0 8 8 47.3 51 27 23 8 43% .267 9.7 5.1 1.5 4.4 1.65 5.90 -10.5 -1.0
2007 PME AA 9 3 0 16 16 92.7 92 44 55 6 53% .287 8.9 4.3 0.6 5.3 1.47 3.98 2.9 0.3
2008 BOS MLB 0 0 0 1 1 4.3 11 1 1 0 39% .478 22.8 2.1 0.0 2.1 2.77 16.62 0.6 0.1
2008 PAW AAA 14 6 0 28 28 174.3 144 49 106 13 42% .251 7.4 2.5 0.7 5.5 1.11 2.84 -9.4 -0.9
2009 PAW AAA 6 15 0 27 23 135.3 134 93 47 10 40% .274 8.9 6.2 0.7 3.1 1.68 5.59 -5.4 -0.5
2010 ROC AAA 0 2 0 3 3 12.0 15 19 3 2 24% .295 11.2 14.2 1.5 2.2 2.83 12.75 -7.1 -0.7

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 81 0.6296 0.4938 0.9500 0.6863 0.1667 0.9429 1.0000 0.0500
Career810.62960.49380.950.68630.16670.942910.05

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-05-09 2010-09-07 Minors 121 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2007-07-20 2007-07-29 Minors 9 0 Left Not Disclosed -
2004-08-07 2004-09-08 Minors 32 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 1 d

Details
  • released by STL 3/25/10 signed as a free agent from BOS 1/14/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/10/09 sent outright to Triple-A 1/9/09 designated for assignment 1/8/09 re-signed 1/5/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09)
  • optioned to Triple-A 8/13/08 contract purchased 8/12/08 amateur free agent-Savannah Coll Art/Design 02

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: Scouting Mike CarpDan Rozenson2014-04-25
Overthinking It: Knuckleballers of the PITCHf/x Era: A Complete TaxonomyBen Lindbergh2014-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Grande FinaleR.J. Anderson2013-04-25
Baseball ProGUESTus: Is This Man the Next R.A. Dickey?Jonathan Zeller2013-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDKevin Goldstein2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDColin Wyers2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDR.J. Anderson2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATEDBen Lindbergh2012-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Does the Knuckleball Discriminate?Derek Carty2012-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angel in the InfieldBen Lindbergh2011-07-26
Spinning Yarn: The ForkballMike Fast2010-12-09
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2010-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2010-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Minor League Free AgentsJoe Sheehan2009-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moving and ShakingChristina Kahrl2008-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Red Sox Rotation FrenzyJay Jaffe2008-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Streaks and StringsJay Jaffe2008-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2008-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Ben Cherington Interview, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2008-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL EastChristina Kahrl2007-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Double-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-06
Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie HaegerRany Jazayerli2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central Round-UpKevin Goldstein2006-04-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRule 5 Preview: Top 20 Eligible PlayersDavid Regan2005-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Charlie ZinkChaim Bloom2004-05-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Red Sox do with Charlie Zink and Jeff Bailey? These guys are putting up obscene numbers down in the international league, but both are past the prospect stage. Even though I fully believe that Zink at least is legit, I can understand that there are other guys in the sox system that look to have brighter careers. Can the Sox get something for these guys, or are they likely to leave as free agents?
(Rob from Brighton)
Zink's interesting, but I suspect it'll have to involve getting dealt as part of a package to a team desperately in need of a starting pitching, even though it would make sense of the Sox to look at him as an mop-up innings sponge (not that they need one) since they've already invested a roster spot in a knuckler-capable backup backstop. Heck, trade him to either Texas team, because I have to think people haven't entirely forgotten Joe Niekro or Charlie Hough.

As for Bailey, he's just the latest guy charged with keeping PawSox fans engaged. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Charlie Zink threw 77 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Knuckleball (68mph) and Fourseam Fastball (81mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (76mph).