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Tom Gorzelanny PBrewers

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Birth Date7-12-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.92010
0.62011
0.62012
0.62013
0.32014
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
2005 PIT 22 3 1 6.0 4.3 1.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 32 10 8 8 1 16 3 3 0 3 12.00 5.66 5.80 -0.1 -0.0
2006 PIT 23 11 11 61.7 61.7 0.0 2 5 0 0 6 0 267 50 29 26 3 72 31 29 4 40 3.79 4.15 4.89 1.9 0.4
2007 PIT 24 32 32 201.7 201.7 0.0 14 10 0 0 19 3 874 214 90 87 18 322 68 65 11 135 3.88 4.17 4.88 11.6 1.1
2008 PIT 25 21 21 105.3 105.3 0.0 6 9 0 0 7 0 490 120 79 78 20 212 70 70 1 67 6.66 6.32 6.81 -8.7 -0.8
2009 CHN 26 13 7 38.3 31.7 6.7 4 2 0 0 1 0 168 39 25 24 6 64 13 13 1 40 5.63 4.10 4.87 3.1 0.3
2009 PIT 26 9 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 3 1 0 1 0 0 36 6 5 5 0 7 4 4 0 7 5.19 2.83 3.04 0.9 0.1
2010 CHN 27 29 23 136.3 130.0 6.3 7 9 1 0 11 1 604 136 70 62 11 209 68 64 2 119 4.09 3.95 4.54 10.3 0.9
2011 WAS 28 30 15 105.0 82.7 22.3 4 6 0 2 6 0 447 102 50 47 15 171 33 28 6 95 4.03 4.16 4.27 7.0 0.6
2012 WAS 29 45 1 72.0 3.7 68.3 4 2 1 0 0 0 306 65 27 23 7 107 30 29 2 62 2.88 4.01 4.18 5.1 0.6
2013 MIL 30 43 10 85.3 48.7 36.7 3 6 0 2 3 0 356 77 41 37 11 124 31 30 2 83 3.90 3.91 4.48 4.9 0.6
2014 MIL 31 23 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 22 3 2 1 27 8 8 2 23 0.86 2.96 3.50 2.2 0.3
Career259121841.3669.7171.74751255343675841427399931331359343316744.274.334.8438.24.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 PIT MLB 3 1 6.0 5.80 76 .349 .254 .327 .426 .264 .360 103 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2006 PIT MLB 11 11 61.7 4.89 92 .256 .262 .324 .427 .262 .249 93 3.7 0.4 1.9 0.4
2007 PIT MLB 32 32 201.7 4.88 98 .259 .267 .327 .419 .257 .305 100 15.1 1.5 11.6 1.1
2008 PIT MLB 21 21 105.3 6.81 54 .308 .259 .328 .415 .261 .301 100 -10.2 -1.0 -8.7 -0.8
2009 CHN MLB 13 7 38.3 4.87 88 .269 .259 .321 .414 .262 .306 96 2.9 0.3 3.1 0.3
2009 PIT MLB 9 0 8.7 3.04 130 .197 .237 .314 .366 .240 .240 96 1.3 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 CHN MLB 29 23 136.3 4.54 95 .272 .256 .320 .399 .267 .309 98 10.9 1.1 10.3 0.9
2011 WAS MLB 30 15 105.0 4.27 95 .271 .252 .313 .394 .259 .292 98 7.8 0.8 7.0 0.6
2011 SYR AAA 1 1 4.0 10.27 -18 .317 .269 .324 .415 .263 .333 97 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2012 WAS MLB 45 1 72.0 4.18 104 .255 .251 .315 .399 .256 .283 101 4.7 0.5 5.1 0.6
2013 MIL MLB 43 10 85.3 4.48 96 .242 .252 .316 .395 .259 .288 107 6.0 0.7 4.9 0.6
2014 MIL MLB 23 0 21.0 3.50 112 .260 .246 .305 .374 .255 .344 99 2.4 0.3 2.2 0.3
2014 BRV A+ 3 0 6.0 5.34 71 .176 .263 .324 .376 .259 .143 95 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2014 NAS AAA 7 2 9.7 2.48 141 .192 .263 .330 .396 .257 .276 84 3.2 0.3 2.9 0.3

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
2005 PIT MLB 0 1 0 3 1 6.0 10 3 3 1 35% .360 15.0 4.5 1.5 4.5 2.17 12.00 -0.1 -0.0
2006 PIT MLB 2 5 0 11 11 61.7 50 31 40 3 52% .249 7.3 4.5 0.4 5.8 1.31 3.79 1.9 0.4
2007 PIT MLB 14 10 0 32 32 201.7 214 68 135 18 43% .305 9.6 3.0 0.8 6.0 1.40 3.88 11.6 1.1
2008 PIT MLB 6 9 0 21 21 105.3 120 70 67 20 42% .301 10.3 6.0 1.7 5.7 1.80 6.66 -8.7 -0.8
2009 PIT MLB 3 1 0 9 0 8.7 6 4 7 0 48% .240 6.2 4.2 0.0 7.3 1.15 5.19 0.9 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 4 2 0 13 7 38.3 39 13 40 6 41% .306 9.2 3.1 1.4 9.4 1.36 5.63 3.1 0.3
2010 CHN MLB 7 9 1 29 23 136.3 136 68 119 11 43% .309 9.0 4.5 0.7 7.9 1.50 4.09 10.3 0.9
2011 SYR AAA 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 5 1 3 1 31% .333 11.2 2.2 2.2 6.8 1.50 9.00 -1.8 -0.2
2011 WAS MLB 4 6 0 30 15 105.0 102 33 95 15 38% .292 8.7 2.8 1.3 8.1 1.29 4.03 7.0 0.6
2012 WAS MLB 4 2 1 45 1 72.0 65 30 62 7 43% .283 8.1 3.8 0.9 7.8 1.32 2.88 5.1 0.6
2013 MIL MLB 3 6 0 43 10 85.3 77 31 83 11 45% .288 8.1 3.3 1.2 8.8 1.27 3.90 4.9 0.6
2014 NAS AAA 0 0 0 7 2 9.7 8 1 7 0 34% .276 7.4 0.9 0.0 6.5 0.93 0.93 2.9 0.3
2014 BRV A+ 0 1 0 3 0 6.0 3 1 5 1 33% .143 4.5 1.5 1.5 7.5 0.67 1.50 -0.5 -0.0
2014 MIL MLB 0 0 0 23 0 21.0 22 8 23 1 47% .344 9.4 3.4 0.4 9.9 1.43 0.86 2.2 0.3

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 1877 0.5008 0.4294 0.8275 0.6191 0.2391 0.8694 0.7188 0.1700
2009 769 0.5124 0.4694 0.7812 0.6675 0.2613 0.8555 0.5816 0.2188
2010 2265 0.5002 0.4614 0.7789 0.6337 0.2889 0.8468 0.6300 0.2201
2011 1678 0.4696 0.4779 0.7681 0.6612 0.3157 0.8484 0.6192 0.2282
2012 1151 0.4570 0.4735 0.7633 0.6958 0.2864 0.8361 0.6145 0.2367
2013 1347 0.4662 0.4640 0.7760 0.6258 0.3227 0.8728 0.6121 0.2224
2014 374 0.4920 0.4759 0.7978 0.6685 0.2895 0.8374 0.7091 0.2022
Career94610.48550.4610.78520.64620.28610.85430.64050.2131

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 2014-06-14 15-DL 85 68 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Debridement 2013-12-07 -
2013-12-07 2013-12-07 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2013-12-07 -
2013-09-03 2013-09-30 DTD 27 25 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-08-03 2013-08-10 DTD 7 7 Left Elbow Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-05-08 2013-05-24 15-DL 16 14 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-07-18 2011-07-23 DTD 5 4 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-05-24 2011-06-18 15-DL 25 23 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2011-02-01 2011-02-15 Camp 14 0 General Medical Respiratory Sinus Infection -
2010-09-02 2010-09-24 DTD 22 18 Left Fingers Fracture Little Finger -
2010-05-20 2010-06-04 DTD 15 12 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-04-18 2010-04-22 DTD 4 4 Left Arm Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-08-11 2009-08-11 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-09-11 2008-09-29 60-DL 18 17 Left Fingers Strain Middle Finger -
2008-05-01 2008-05-10 DTD 9 8 Low Back Soreness -
2007-07-26 2007-08-07 DTD 12 9 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2007-05-24 2007-05-24 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-09-22 2006-09-22 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-08-16 2006-09-15 15-DL 30 27 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $2,950,000
2013 MIL $2,750,000
2012 WAS $3,000,000
2011 WAS $2,100,000
2010 CHN $800,000
2008 PIT $419,000
2007 PIT $386,000
2006 PIT $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$9,782,000
2011Current$2,950,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$12,732,000
8 yrTotal$12,732,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 160 dSFX2 years/$5.7M (2013-14)

Details
  • 2 years/$5.7M (2013-14). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/20/12. $0.3M signing bonus. 13:$2.6M, 14:$2.8M.
  • 1 year/$3M (2012). Signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/19/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Washington in trade from Chicago 1/19/11.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2010). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.433M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/5/09. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2008). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08.
  • 1 year/$0.386M (2007). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/05.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2003 (2-45) (Triton JC, Ill.). $0.775M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .206 .284 .349 .221
11 vs R (Multi) .265 .335 .423 .263
18 Split (Multi) -.059 -.051 -.074 -.042
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .184 .283 .316 .209
31 vs R (2013) .266 .322 .419 .249
38 Split (2013) -.082 -.039 -.103 -.040
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Brewers do make the move to bring up Jimmy Nelson and move Marco Estrada to the bullpen, they are going to need to clear room in the pen. Who are potential trade partners who could take one of their many pen lefties and what could we expect in return for say Tom Gorzelanny?
(BeerTheDeer from Milwaukee)
I'm not sure it's a foregone conclusion that Nelson replaces Estrada in the Brewers' bullpen, but Milwaukee is in a good spot w/ their plethora of lefties. Gorz, Will Smith, and Zach Duke can all handle righties and lefties -- with varying levels of dominance -- so they're not weighing their bullpen down w/ LOOGYs. If the Brewers do end up moving someone like Gorz, though, it would be for a lower-tier prospect or perhaps a utility guy. Nothing exciting. (J.P. Breen)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Tom Gorzelanny? Seems to me the Nats gave up 3 guys that may never get more than a cup of coffee in exchange for the second best starter on their team for now. It's not saying much given that rotation, and JZimm will pass him at some point, but still, not a bad deal, right?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
I don't know much about the minor leaguers involved honestly, so I'm still sort of debating that portion of things. But I like Gorzelanny well enough. He walks too many hitters, but he also has 8.1 K/9 and a 2.0 K/BB over the last two seasons (183 1/3 innings). (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think wins the #5 spot in the Cubs rotation?
(Jack from Chicago)
Tom Gorzelanny. I think Jeff Samardzija is better suited to being a reliever. (John Perrotto)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Tom Gorzelanny has a chance to succeed with the Cubs?
(Kevin from Chicago)
Yes. All sorts of people can use a change of scenery, and if all they want is for him to succeed in relief, he can do that. The question is, could he return to his former promise as a starter, and there, it'll be interesting to see. Things turned out much better with Ryan Dempster than almost anybody expected, after all. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me the scoop on the Pirates' new pitching coach? I don't know too much about him. I've been cautiously pleased with Neal's decision-making thus far (although he did hire Andrews). Please tell me this is a good hire. Go Buccos!
(Matt Lawrence from Land of the Free)
Matt, you're killing me. I usually make it a point of not answering questions that get sent in a million times. It's kind of naggy. I know your question is here. I tend to pick questions based on how stimulating I find them, if I feel like I have something interesting to say in response, and try to avoid answering very similar questions back to back. Often, even if I don't get to a question right away (they come flooding in over the transom every 30 seconds), I will pick it up later in the chat. Be patient!

The Pirates have hired Joe Kerrigan as their pitching coach. He's a veteran guy who was well-regarded for his work with the Red Sox in the late 1990s. He's a known quantity with a baseline competence that should work well for the Pirates, but if he has the insight to take Tom Gorzelanny and turn him back into a major league pitcher, that I don't know. It's a lot easier when your prize pupil is Pedro Martinez. (Steven Goldman)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)other pitchers availible are, Dontrelle Willis,Ted Lilly,Francisco Liriano, Tom Gorzelanny, Ubaldo Jiménez, Jarrod Washburn, Jeff Suppan, Jamie Moyer, Shawn Chacón, Shawn Hill, Kevin Millwood, Andy Sonnanstine, See anything in there you like better the Hughes?
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
Sonnanstine's intriguing. Lilly's using the wrong pitches, from what I can tell. I like Gorzelanny, but I'd like him more if he'd stop hurting my own team's numbers. I'd take Sonnanstine for now, honestly. Phil Hughes is all kinds of messed up at the moment.

Sonnanstine's using a cutter more this year, probably to offset the number of fastballs in the zone hitters knew were coming in '07. It hasn't helped his strikeout rate, but he's lowered the number of base hits he's allowing. That's a tough crowd of FA, I'll give you that... (Marc Normandin)


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Tom Gorzelanny has thrown 10,468 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 and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Sinker (89mph) and Slider (79mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).