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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
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Birth Date10-20-1980
Height6' 6"
Weight240 lbs
Age33 years, 10 months, 2 days
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WARP Summary

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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
2006 NYA 25 12 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 43 8 5 5 2 15 5 5 0 6 4.09 5.83 6.71 -0.5 -0.0
2007 NYA 26 9 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 0 2 0 0 0 41 6 6 6 0 8 7 6 0 7 5.79 4.06 3.47 2.1 0.2
2008 NYA 27 60 0 57.7 0.0 57.7 5 3 0 3 0 0 253 52 23 23 7 88 29 23 3 63 3.59 4.22 4.45 7.3 0.7
2009 CLE 28 22 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 1 2 0 0 0 0 107 19 16 12 3 32 14 14 2 22 4.38 4.89 5.98 -0.7 -0.1
2009 NYA 28 25 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 3 1 0 1 0 0 118 23 17 17 5 45 14 14 4 18 5.96 6.38 6.30 -0.2 -0.0
2010 FLO 29 48 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 3 3 0 2 0 0 201 32 20 20 5 53 29 29 1 54 3.75 4.09 4.44 0.3 0.0
2011 PIT 30 79 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 2 4 1 8 0 0 305 54 32 30 6 87 34 31 4 79 3.80 3.47 3.52 7.7 0.8
2012 MIL 31 72 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 5 4 1 2 0 0 300 61 29 27 5 89 40 39 2 79 3.63 3.63 3.74 9.5 1.0
2013 DET 32 25 0 19.7 0.0 19.7 0 1 2 1 0 0 85 16 8 7 2 26 8 7 1 16 3.20 4.14 4.35 0.7 0.1
2013 HOU 32 42 0 43.0 0.0 43.0 0 4 19 3 0 0 169 29 15 14 4 47 14 14 3 44 2.93 3.42 4.17 3.7 0.4
2014 CHN 33 12 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 1 0 2 0 0 64 12 12 12 2 20 11 11 3 13 8.10 6.25 7.08 -3.8 -0.4
2014 HOU 33 20 0 19.0 0.0 19.0 2 0 1 3 0 0 83 16 8 6 2 27 9 8 0 18 2.84 4.06 4.07 1.6 0.2
Career4260409.30.0409.32123272500176932819117943537214201234193.944.164.4327.72.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 PRI Rk 14 14 60.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CSC A 20 20 106.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Esc Wnt 4 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAK A+ 27 27 153.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt 4 0 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HUD A- 2 2 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAK A+ 11 11 59.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA 27 22 130.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 3 0 5.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 13 0 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 12 0 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA 3 3 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DUR AAA 30 10 84.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 OKL AAA 57 0 61.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.532 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NYA MLB 12 0 11.0 6.71 75 .217 .283 .337 .445 .258 .200 108 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2006 COH AAA 50 0 59.0 3.02 126 .232 .261 .331 .405 .261 .307 96 15.0 1.5 15.0 1.5
2007 NYA MLB 9 0 9.3 3.47 132 .207 .272 .345 .437 .277 .222 104 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 TAM A+ 2 1 3.0 2.27 154 .103 .248 .332 .374 .262 .000 104 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 SWB AAA 12 0 16.0 3.43 116 .262 .272 .342 .401 .266 .348 93 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2007 YAN Rk 2 2 2.0 4.28 117 .214 .247 .327 .375 .264 .286 108 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2007 ESC Wnt 9 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 NYA MLB 60 0 57.7 4.45 108 .254 .262 .326 .405 .257 .298 102 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2008 SWB AAA 13 0 13.0 2.24 142 .169 .255 .328 .399 .258 .280 87 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2009 CLE MLB 22 0 24.7 5.98 77 .246 .265 .327 .424 .256 .242 101 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2009 NYA MLB 25 0 25.7 6.30 84 .268 .264 .332 .415 .259 .234 113 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 COH AAA 7 0 7.0 5.11 93 .163 .277 .342 .448 .264 .167 110 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 48 0 48.0 4.44 89 .240 .259 .326 .407 .271 .241 91 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 NWO AAA 24 0 29.3 3.79 121 .265 .270 .341 .420 .264 .395 93 6.2 0.6 6.0 0.5
2011 PIT MLB 79 0 71.0 3.52 114 .248 .259 .325 .404 .265 .264 98 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2012 MIL MLB 72 0 67.0 3.74 120 .249 .255 .319 .399 .260 .322 109 9.5 1.0 9.5 1.0
2013 DET MLB 25 0 19.7 4.35 99 .247 .250 .314 .387 .260 .241 100 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 HOU MLB 42 0 43.0 4.17 102 .218 .259 .323 .409 .269 .240 99 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2013 DOM int 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 12 0 13.3 7.08 3 .329 .255 .309 .398 .269 .286 90 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2014 HOU MLB 20 0 19.0 4.07 107 .257 .270 .334 .422 .273 .259 105 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2014 TEN AA 4 1 4.7 3.95 109 .128 .257 .310 .383 .255 .083 98 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2014 OKL AAA 2 0 2.0 0.20 195 .156 .306 .396 .478 .320 .333 85 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1

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
1999 PRI Rk 3 5 0 14 14 60.7 74 50 48 5 0% .000 11.0 7.4 0.7 7.1 2.04 7.12 0.0 0.0
2000 Esc Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 6.0 9 0 3 0 0% .000 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.50 3.00 0.0 0.0
2000 CSC A 8 8 0 20 20 106.7 125 41 102 7 0% .000 10.5 3.5 0.6 8.6 1.56 4.81 0.0 0.0
2001 Esc Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 4.3 4 2 3 0 0% .000 8.4 4.2 0.0 6.3 1.40 2.09 0.0 0.0
2001 BAK A+ 9 8 0 27 27 153.0 163 55 138 13 0% .000 9.6 3.2 0.8 8.1 1.42 4.53 0.0 0.0
2002 HUD A- 0 0 0 2 2 7.0 2 5 7 0 0% .125 2.6 6.4 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 BAK A+ 3 4 0 11 11 59.0 77 30 57 10 0% .366 11.7 4.6 1.5 8.7 1.81 5.34 0.0 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 0 2 1 13 0 16.3 18 6 9 0 0% .000 9.9 3.3 0.0 5.0 1.47 2.76 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 2 1 0 12 0 19.3 27 10 9 1 0% .000 12.6 4.7 0.5 4.2 1.92 6.06 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA 6 9 0 27 22 130.3 108 53 118 11 0% .267 7.5 3.7 0.8 8.2 1.24 3.45 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 0 0 0 3 0 5.3 9 1 3 2 0% .350 15.3 1.7 3.4 5.1 1.89 8.49 0.0 0.0
2004 DUR AAA 6 5 0 30 10 84.3 101 33 63 9 0% .341 10.8 3.5 1.0 6.7 1.59 5.34 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA 1 0 0 3 3 10.0 10 7 6 2 0% .258 9.0 6.3 1.8 5.4 1.70 6.30 0.0 0.0
2005 OKL AAA 3 5 24 57 0 61.7 63 33 72 4 0% -.532 9.2 4.8 0.6 10.5 1.56 3.79 0.0 0.0
2006 COH AAA 5 3 21 50 0 59.0 49 19 68 3 47% .307 7.5 2.9 0.5 10.4 1.15 2.44 15.0 1.5
2006 NYA MLB 0 0 1 12 0 11.0 8 5 6 2 31% .200 6.5 4.1 1.6 4.9 1.18 4.09 -0.5 -0.0
2007 TAM A+ 0 0 0 2 1 3.0 0 2 5 0 75% .000 0.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 0.67 0.00 0.8 0.1
2007 SWB AAA 2 0 4 12 0 16.0 17 7 17 1 57% .348 9.6 3.9 0.6 9.6 1.50 4.50 3.4 0.3
2007 NYA MLB 0 0 2 9 0 9.3 6 7 7 0 41% .222 5.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 1.39 5.79 2.1 0.2
2007 ESC Wnt 0 0 2 9 0 8.7 4 4 13 0 0% .235 4.1 4.1 0.0 13.4 0.92 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 YAN Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 1 0 43% .286 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.7 0.1
2008 NYA MLB 5 3 0 60 0 57.7 52 29 63 7 42% .298 8.1 4.5 1.1 9.8 1.40 3.59 7.3 0.7
2008 SWB AAA 0 0 9 13 0 13.0 8 4 21 1 46% .280 5.5 2.8 0.7 14.5 0.92 1.38 4.5 0.4
2009 COH AAA 0 1 0 7 0 7.0 3 2 9 1 15% .167 3.9 2.6 1.3 11.6 0.71 1.29 0.4 0.0
2009 NYA MLB 3 1 0 25 0 25.7 23 14 18 5 35% .234 8.1 4.9 1.8 6.3 1.44 5.96 -0.2 -0.0
2009 CLE MLB 1 2 0 22 0 24.7 19 14 22 3 42% .242 6.9 5.1 1.1 8.0 1.34 4.38 -0.7 -0.1
2010 FLO MLB 3 3 0 48 0 48.0 32 29 54 5 42% .241 6.0 5.4 0.9 10.1 1.27 3.75 0.3 0.0
2010 NWO AAA 1 1 2 24 0 29.3 34 15 37 2 42% .395 10.4 4.6 0.6 11.4 1.67 4.61 6.0 0.5
2011 PIT MLB 2 4 1 79 0 71.0 54 34 79 6 39% .264 6.8 4.3 0.8 10.0 1.24 3.80 7.7 0.8
2012 MIL MLB 5 4 1 72 0 67.0 61 40 79 5 46% .322 8.2 5.4 0.7 10.6 1.51 3.63 9.5 1.0
2013 DET MLB 0 1 2 25 0 19.7 16 8 16 2 38% .241 7.3 3.7 0.9 7.3 1.22 3.20 0.7 0.1
2013 HOU MLB 0 4 19 42 0 43.0 29 14 44 4 46% .240 6.1 2.9 0.8 9.2 1.00 2.93 3.7 0.4
2013 DOM int 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 2 0 3 0 0% .500 10.8 0.0 0.0 16.2 1.20 10.80 0.0 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 0 1 0 12 0 13.3 12 11 13 2 57% .286 8.1 7.4 1.4 8.8 1.73 8.10 -3.8 -0.4
2014 TEN AA 2 0 0 4 1 4.7 1 2 3 0 50% .083 1.9 3.9 0.0 5.8 0.64 0.00 0.7 0.1
2014 HOU MLB 2 0 1 20 0 19.0 16 9 18 2 46% .259 7.6 4.3 0.9 8.5 1.32 2.84 1.6 0.2
2014 OKL AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 4 0 67% .333 4.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.2 0.1

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
2008 985 0.4772 0.4187 0.8180 0.6340 0.2214 0.8758 0.6667 0.1820
2009 895 0.5251 0.4047 0.8338 0.5957 0.1906 0.8964 0.6173 0.1662
2010 822 0.4830 0.3963 0.7692 0.5441 0.2565 0.8565 0.5963 0.2308
2011 1216 0.5197 0.4082 0.7782 0.5269 0.2791 0.8498 0.6319 0.2177
2012 1300 0.4692 0.3792 0.7525 0.5426 0.2348 0.8248 0.6049 0.2454
2013 1003 0.4975 0.4098 0.7664 0.5651 0.2560 0.8369 0.6124 0.2336
2014 591 0.4941 0.3847 0.8018 0.5822 0.1906 0.8882 0.5439 0.1982
Career68120.49470.40050.78560.56690.23690.85720.61510.2133

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-25 2014-05-14 15-DL 19 17 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-07-05 2013-07-06 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Contusion Little Finger From Batted Ball - -
2012-06-18 2012-06-23 DTD 5 4 - Groin Soreness - -
2012-06-03 2012-06-06 DTD 3 2 - Groin Soreness - -
2007-03-23 2007-08-14 60-DL 144 118 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2007-03-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $150,000
2014 CHN $3,850,000
2013 HOU $1,850,000
2012 MIL $2,000,000
2010 FLO $550,000
2009 FLO $432,975
2007 NYA $382,475
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,215,450
2011Current$3,850,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$9,065,450
1 yrFuture$150,000
8 yrTotal$9,215,450

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 128 dBryce Dixon1 year/$4M (2014), 2015 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/13. 14:$3.85M, 15:$5.5M club option ($0.15M buyout). $0.75M in performance bonuses based on games finished. DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/3/14. Released by Chicago Cubs 6/10/14. Signed by Houston as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Houston 6/26/14.
  • 1 year/$2M (2013), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/18/12. 13:$1.85M, 14:$3.25M club option, $0.15M buyout. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. 2014 option may increase $0.75M-$2.25M based on 2013 games finished (increased by $0.75M to $4M with 45 games finished). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Houston 7/29/13. Detroit declined 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$2M (2012). Lost arbitration with Milwaukee 2/14/12 ($2.375M-$2M). Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/30/12 (refused assignment 11/1/12).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/18/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 3/31/11. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Pittsburgh 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2010). Signed by Florida as a free agent 1/29/10 (minor-league contract). $0.55M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Florida 4/3/10. DFA by Florida 4/14/10. Contract purchased by Florida 6/25/10. Non-tendered by Florida 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$432,975 (2009). Re-signed by Yankees 2/09 ($215,842 in minors). Acquired by Cleveland in trade 6/24/09 after being DFA by Yankees 6/16/09. DFA by Cleveland 8/4/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/09. Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/1/09. Non-tendered by Cleveland 12/12/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08.
  • 1 year/$382,475 (2007). Re-signed by NY Yankees 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 6/06.
  • Signed 1998 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .231 .326 .371 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .194 .288 .300 .219
18 Split (Multi) .038 .039 .072 .036
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .233 .310 .379 .252
31 vs R (2013) .164 .252 .264 .195
38 Split (2013) .069 .058 .116 .057
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did any team do better than the Astros at the deadline? Seems like they turned a reliever pretending to be a starter, a low-tier closer and a fourth outfielder into a good OF prospect, a solid OF prospect, two strong SP prospects, a PTBNL and a top 40 overall pick in a strong draft class next year.
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston)
I think the two Chicago teams did. The Astros didn't get a prospect of Garcia or Olt's cut, and the Cubs also received a close-to-surefire MLB pitcher in Justin Grimm. Houston did get some interesting pieces. Danry Vazquez's power is intriguing, L.J. Hoes could be a nice bench piece, and the arms might turn into something (though I think the Kyle Smith outrage, which seems based upon his numbers alone is a bit much; besides, Justin Maxwell is an okay fourth outfielder). We'll see what the PTBNL and draft pick yields.

Of course, on the bright side: Houston didn't give up a whole lot that impacts their future. Jose Veras was always trade bait, Bud Norris is about to cost more than a bad team should pay him, and Justin Maxwell was a savvy waiver-wire pickup. So Houston seemingly did well. I just don't know if they did the best. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Astros just give away Jose Veras for basically nothing?
(jlarsen from chicago)
No, Danry Vasquez is a very real prospect. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Zach, Glad you enjoyed my first-hand photo I took of Keon Barnum last week. Who do you think takes over for Jose Veras? Jose Cisnero or Hector Ambriz?
(Brent from Laguna Beach)
That was a great picture I sent that around to a couple scouts they got a good laugh. From what I hear Jose Cisnero is going to get the first crack at it. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Rodney are there any other closers who have struggled you would specifically avoid? Johnson, Chapman, and Soriano have all blown their fair share of saves.
(Kyle from Denver)
The closer market isn't as such where any one can be avoided. I traded for Jose Veras 3 weeks ago and have enjoyed what he's been able to do. Brandon League - that's avoidable. (Jason Collette)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Of the 'bottom tier' closers (rank 20-30+) who are some you are targeting this year?
(Blake from LA)
Jose Veras. Big-time strikeout potential and little competition in the Astros' bullpen. Of course, he walks too many and will have to face some very tough offenses in the AL West, but for a dirt-cheap 20 saves, he's that guy. (Cory Schwartz)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I never liked Holden Caulfield. What about "A Farewell to Kings" from Rush? Is there a favorite in the NL East anymore. They all seem be falling apart.
(sbryk7 from Brooklyn, NY)
I recall it as a decent album, tho' I probably haven't listened to it since I was 16... I've said all season long that the first of the NL East contenders to add talent via trade is going to be the one that wins, and I think that's still true.

The Indians just purchased Jose Veras from the Yankees, btw. Any reliever in a storm... (Steven Goldman)


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Jose Veras has thrown 7,002 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).