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Birth Date9-21-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.52010
0.62011
0.82012
1.02013
0.12014
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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
2009 PHI 23 6 5 23.7 22.7 1.0 2 3 0 0 1 0 106 26 18 17 4 46 9 9 2 19 6.46 5.04 5.16 -0.7 -0.1
2010 PHI 24 25 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 2 0 0 2 0 0 86 19 9 9 1 24 9 9 2 26 4.34 2.78 2.11 5.0 0.5
2011 PHI 25 64 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 6 1 8 3 0 0 225 28 17 17 6 55 26 26 0 70 2.64 3.27 3.26 6.1 0.6
2012 PHI 26 65 0 52.0 0.0 52.0 2 5 1 4 0 0 224 40 26 25 7 69 26 23 2 81 4.33 3.39 3.65 7.4 0.8
2013 PHI 27 48 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 3 2 2 3 0 0 179 33 12 11 2 49 21 20 1 47 2.32 2.97 2.64 8.8 1.0
2014 PHI 28 67 0 64.0 0.0 64.0 5 7 0 2 0 0 271 43 31 28 4 73 34 30 2 81 3.94 3.07 4.25 1.7 0.1
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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
2006 PHL Rk 9 2 23.1 5.30 94 .261 .236 .307 .326 .246 .297 106 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2007 LWD A 15 15 91.7 3.61 121 .215 .257 .336 .385 .261 .255 97 19.3 1.9 19.3 1.9
2007 CLR A+ 1 1 5.0 2.96 140 .238 .230 .289 .328 .222 .318 102 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2007 GIG Wnt 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 1 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CLR A+ 5 5 30.7 2.38 149 .191 .258 .328 .390 .255 .300 102 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 REA AA 14 14 67.0 5.89 83 .259 .266 .339 .402 .259 .242 108 1.5 0.1 0.6 -0.1
2009 PHI MLB 6 5 23.7 5.16 73 .287 .254 .319 .395 .251 .306 90 0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2009 CLR A+ 1 0 1.0 5.23 68 .611 .268 .327 .383 .264 .667 97 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 REA AA 11 5 36.0 3.15 128 .170 .257 .320 .387 .261 .239 99 8.6 0.9 8.0 0.9
2009 LEH AAA 2 2 13.0 4.72 98 .204 .252 .321 .370 .235 .294 103 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 PHL Rk 3 2 4.3 3.40 124 .206 .266 .323 .366 .256 .167 96 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 PHI MLB 25 0 18.7 2.11 150 .256 .264 .332 .412 .269 .375 96 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2010 CLR A+ 3 0 3.0 0.33 191 .190 .242 .303 .340 .245 .500 93 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 LEH AAA 20 0 17.3 1.78 159 .189 .260 .329 .419 .254 .324 95 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2010 GIG Wnt 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 PHI MLB 64 0 58.0 3.26 116 .199 .252 .319 .393 .261 .179 93 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2012 PHI MLB 65 0 52.0 3.65 114 .256 .256 .324 .413 .265 .306 99 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
2012 GIG Wnt 4 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 48 0 42.7 2.64 138 .236 .248 .313 .381 .254 .287 105 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2014 PHI MLB 67 0 64.0 4.25 90 .244 .253 .316 .387 .264 .260 96 1.0 0.1 1.7 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
2006 PHL Rk 1 2 0 9 2 23.1 20 14 27 1 54% .297 7.8 5.5 0.4 10.5 1.47 3.90 3.0 0.3
2007 LWD A 9 0 0 15 15 91.7 63 42 98 3 40% .255 6.2 4.1 0.3 9.6 1.15 1.86 19.3 1.9
2007 CLR A+ 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 12 0 36% .318 9.0 5.4 0.0 21.6 1.60 7.20 3.4 0.3
2007 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.7 0 2 1 0 0% .000 0.0 10.6 0.0 5.3 1.18 0.00 0.0 0.0
2008 REA AA 2 5 0 14 14 67.0 56 37 62 13 32% .242 7.5 5.0 1.7 8.3 1.39 3.76 0.6 -0.1
2008 CLR A+ 2 0 0 5 5 30.7 20 10 47 2 27% .300 5.9 2.9 0.6 13.8 0.98 1.17 9.9 1.0
2009 LEH AAA 1 0 0 2 2 13.0 11 3 12 1 40% .294 7.6 2.1 0.7 8.3 1.08 2.08 0.1 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 2 3 0 6 5 23.7 26 9 19 4 26% .306 9.9 3.4 1.5 7.2 1.48 6.46 -0.7 -0.1
2009 REA AA 2 2 3 11 5 36.0 22 7 41 1 44% .239 5.5 1.8 0.2 10.2 0.81 1.75 8.0 0.9
2009 PHL Rk 0 0 0 3 2 4.3 2 2 3 0 33% .167 4.2 4.2 0.0 6.3 0.93 0.00 0.6 0.1
2009 CLR A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 4 0 0 0 17% .667 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 27.00 -0.2 -0.0
2010 LEH AAA 1 1 3 20 0 17.3 12 6 27 0 43% .324 6.2 3.1 0.0 14.0 1.04 2.08 6.8 0.7
2010 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 0 0 5 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 PHI MLB 2 0 0 25 0 18.7 19 9 26 1 35% .375 9.2 4.3 0.5 12.5 1.50 4.34 5.0 0.5
2010 CLR A+ 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 3 0 6 0 50% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.2 0.1
2011 PHI MLB 6 1 8 64 0 58.0 28 26 70 6 27% .179 4.3 4.0 0.9 10.9 0.93 2.64 6.1 0.6
2012 PHI MLB 2 5 1 65 0 52.0 40 26 81 7 30% .306 6.9 4.5 1.2 14.0 1.27 4.33 7.4 0.8
2012 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 2.3 3 2 0 0 0% .273 11.6 7.7 0.0 0.0 2.14 7.71 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 3 2 2 48 0 42.7 33 21 47 2 35% .287 7.0 4.4 0.4 9.9 1.27 2.32 8.8 1.0
2014 PHI MLB 5 7 0 67 0 64.0 43 34 81 4 32% .260 6.0 4.8 0.6 11.4 1.20 3.94 1.7 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
2009 441 0.5261 0.4422 0.8000 0.6207 0.2440 0.8750 0.5882 0.1949
2010 317 0.4953 0.4196 0.6917 0.6178 0.2250 0.8041 0.3889 0.3008
2011 962 0.4875 0.5094 0.6898 0.6951 0.3327 0.7515 0.5671 0.3082
2012 936 0.4615 0.4808 0.7044 0.6875 0.3036 0.7811 0.5556 0.2933
2013 698 0.4685 0.4728 0.7000 0.6575 0.3100 0.8047 0.5043 0.3000
2014 1126 0.4512 0.4512 0.7224 0.6791 0.2638 0.8116 0.5337 0.2756
Career44800.47430.47010.71360.67080.28940.7970.5360.2839

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-23 2014-07-25 DTD 2 2 - Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2012-06-14 2012-06-21 DTD 7 6 - Face Laceration and Eye Infection From Weight Room Accident - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-25 Camp 6 0 Left Forearm Soreness - -
2011-02-15 2011-02-15 Camp 0 0 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2010-06-16 2010-07-15 15-DL 29 25 Left Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2009-06-26 2009-09-03 60-DL 69 60 Left Shoulder Strain Posterior -
2008-06-15 2008-08-08 Minors 54 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $
2014 PHI $2,000,000
2013 PHI $1,400,000
2012 PHI $505,000
2011 PHI $419,000
2010 PHI $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,729,000
2011Current$2,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$4,729,000
5 yrTotal$4,729,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 54 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$2M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/21/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/2/09.
  • Signed by Philadelphia 2005 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .181 .269 .320 .226
11 vs R (Multi) .221 .324 .336 .250
18 Split (Multi) -.040 -.055 -.016 -.024
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .194 .275 .323 .228
31 vs R (2013) .233 .340 .322 .247
38 Split (2013) -.040 -.064 .000 -.020
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2009-06-05 15:30:00 (link to chat)Do you live in fear knowing that it's only a matter of time before Ruben Amaro trades me half the farm system for Erik Bedard?
(Jack from Seattle)
The Phillies have about a 2-year window of really being solid competitors for a postseason slot and potentially the World Series. They definitely need another solid starting pitcher with the question marks surrounding Jamie Moyer. Blanton has been more effective recently, Hamels is back, and JA Happ looks like the real deal as a back of the rotation pitcher as well. But for a potential playoff team, do you really want to rely on Antonio Bastardo, a prospect that some Phillies fans didn't even know about? I would certainly be in favor of unloading key prospects to get someone to solidify their rotation. Ideally that someone would be Roy Oswalt or Jake Peavy, but if it's Bedard for half of a season in exchange for roadblocked prospects, so be it. (Eric Seidman)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does last night's starter for the Phillies, Antonio Bastardo, have the greatest name ever for a professional athlete in any sport?
(Dave from Arlington, VA)
There are certainly other contenders, but even in baseball he actually loses out to Dodger farmhand Alberto Bastardo, because Alberto is a funnier name, and "Albert the Bastard" would make for a great LOOGY. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin, what do you know about Antonio Bastardo? Hes striking out like 20 guys per 9 innings right now. Is he just a fastball pitcher abusing weak hitters?
(Jeff N from Lawyerville FLA)
Well, 34 in 22.2 innings, but still damn good!. Tony the Bastard is a little lefty is good command and a great changeup. Not a lot of projection, but could end up a bullpen piece. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Antonio Bastardo! Cue the "Comic Strip Presents" clip from the 'Fistful of Traveller's Cheques,' about the toilet paper at Hotel Bastardo. (Christina Kahrl)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Antonio Bastardo has thrown 4,543 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).