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Jesse Litsch PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 417.7 27 27 1 239 4.16 2.5
Birth Date3-9-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight235 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
2007 TOR 22 20 20 111.0 111.0 0.0 7 9 0 0 12 0 478 116 56 47 14 183 36 34 7 50 3.81 5.21 5.58 0.3 0.2
2008 TOR 23 29 28 176.0 173.0 3.0 13 9 0 0 15 1 735 178 79 70 20 283 39 37 8 99 3.58 4.32 4.79 12.4 1.8
2009 TOR 24 2 2 9.0 9.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 42 14 9 9 4 29 1 1 1 8 9.00 7.81 8.07 -1.4 -0.1
2010 TOR 25 9 9 46.7 46.7 0.0 1 5 0 0 3 0 202 53 30 30 7 88 15 15 2 16 5.79 5.40 5.96 0.8 0.2
2011 TOR 26 28 8 75.0 46.3 28.7 6 3 1 1 3 0 317 69 40 37 10 120 28 26 3 66 4.44 4.27 5.10 4.7 0.5
Career8867417.7386.031.7272711331177443021419355703119113212394.164.745.2616.72.5

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 AUB A- 4 3 10.0 5.84 50 .322 .265 .344 .359 .252 .375 79 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2005 PUL Rk 11 11 65.7 4.53 67 .200 .281 .354 .459 .288 .287 61 11.1 1.0 11.1 1.0
2006 DUN A+ 16 15 89.1 3.81 119 .238 .255 .325 .375 .256 .297 98 17.8 1.8 17.8 1.8
2006 NHP AA 12 12 69.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TOR MLB 20 20 111.0 5.58 79 .270 .273 .342 .425 .267 .275 95 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 0.2
2007 NHP AA 10 10 61.3 4.29 115 .221 .267 .338 .402 .259 .251 109 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2007 SYR AAA 2 2 15.0 3.43 121 .193 .263 .331 .396 .257 .267 93 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2008 TOR MLB 29 28 176.0 4.79 97 .250 .268 .334 .423 .262 .278 98 12.5 1.3 12.4 1.8
2008 SYR AAA 3 3 20.0 4.16 100 .231 .266 .336 .399 .266 .298 88 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 2 2 9.0 8.07 39 .349 .267 .335 .412 .257 .357 104 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2010 TOR MLB 9 9 46.7 5.96 83 .262 .268 .339 .420 .267 .284 114 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.2
2010 DUN A+ 2 2 15.0 5.78 59 .163 .244 .330 .357 .261 .211 93 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2010 LVG AAA 4 4 22.0 6.32 89 .295 .293 .357 .450 .272 .366 115 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 TOR MLB 28 8 75.0 5.10 94 .256 .262 .328 .417 .267 .281 108 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2011 LNS A 1 1 2.0 3.74 114 .383 .285 .347 .412 .284 .429 94 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 NHP AA 2 2 8.7 2.96 127 .168 .266 .335 .402 .279 .273 85 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2011 LVG AAA 6 6 28.7 5.82 110 .292 .292 .359 .462 .268 .396 123 6.7 0.6 6.7 0.6

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 PUL Rk 5 1 0 11 11 65.7 51 10 67 6 59% .287 7.0 1.4 0.8 9.2 0.93 2.74 11.1 1.0
2005 AUB A- 0 1 0 4 3 10.0 11 6 7 0 56% .375 9.9 5.4 0.0 6.3 1.70 3.60 -0.1 -0.0
2006 NHP AA 3 4 0 12 12 69.1 85 13 54 6 0% .361 11.1 1.7 0.8 7.0 1.42 5.08 0.0 0.0
2006 DUN A+ 6 6 0 16 15 89.1 94 8 81 5 57% .297 9.5 0.8 0.5 8.2 1.14 3.54 17.8 1.8
2007 SYR AAA 1 0 0 2 2 15.0 12 3 10 0 64% .267 7.2 1.8 0.0 6.0 1.00 1.80 2.1 0.2
2007 TOR MLB 7 9 0 20 20 111.0 116 36 50 14 50% .275 9.4 2.9 1.1 4.1 1.37 3.81 0.3 0.2
2007 NHP AA 7 2 0 10 10 61.3 51 14 46 5 56% .251 7.5 2.1 0.7 6.8 1.06 2.35 9.9 1.0
2008 SYR AAA 1 1 0 3 3 20.0 18 4 18 1 64% .298 8.1 1.8 0.5 8.1 1.10 3.60 0.8 0.1
2008 TOR MLB 13 9 0 29 28 176.0 178 39 99 20 49% .278 9.1 2.0 1.0 5.1 1.23 3.58 12.4 1.8
2009 TOR MLB 0 1 0 2 2 9.0 14 1 8 4 38% .357 14.0 1.0 4.0 8.0 1.67 9.00 -1.4 -0.1
2010 TOR MLB 1 5 0 9 9 46.7 53 15 16 7 45% .284 10.2 2.9 1.4 3.1 1.46 5.79 0.8 0.2
2010 LVG AAA 0 3 0 4 4 22.0 34 3 13 4 40% .366 13.9 1.2 1.6 5.3 1.68 8.18 2.0 0.2
2010 DUN A+ 1 1 0 2 2 15.0 9 4 10 1 79% .211 5.4 2.4 0.6 6.0 0.87 1.80 -1.9 -0.2
2011 LVG AAA 1 2 0 6 6 28.7 41 11 27 5 49% .396 12.9 3.5 1.6 8.5 1.81 8.16 6.7 0.6
2011 TOR MLB 6 3 1 28 8 75.0 69 28 66 10 45% .281 8.3 3.4 1.2 7.9 1.29 4.44 4.7 0.5
2011 NHP AA 0 0 0 2 2 8.7 6 0 9 0 50% .273 6.2 0.0 0.0 9.3 0.69 1.04 1.9 0.2
2011 LNS A 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 1 3 0 71% .429 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 2.00 9.00 0.5 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 2426 0.5082 0.4538 0.8427 0.6277 0.2733 0.9147 0.6718 0.1573
2009 157 0.5223 0.4459 0.8286 0.6707 0.2000 0.8364 0.8000 0.1714
2010 771 0.4825 0.4280 0.8424 0.6129 0.2556 0.8904 0.7353 0.1576
2011 1262 0.4857 0.4251 0.7761 0.5824 0.2758 0.8515 0.6257 0.2239
Career46160.49820.44140.8240.61430.26850.89070.67420.176

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-27 2013-02-27 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Cartilage Replacement 2013-01-27 -
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Recovery From Infection After PRP Injection for Inflammation with Subsequent Biceps Tendon Surgery 2012-06-14 -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Infection After PRP Injection for Inflammation 2012-02-29 -
2011-05-19 2011-07-18 15-DL 60 54 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2011-03-25 2011-03-25 Camp 0 0 General Medical Dehydration -
2010-08-02 2010-10-04 60-DL 63 57 Right Hip Surgery Labrum Bothered for About 5 Years 2010-09-09
2010-02-19 2010-06-09 60-DL 110 59 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-12
2009-04-13 2009-10-05 60-DL 175 155 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-12

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 $
2013 TOR $
2012 TOR $975,000
2011 TOR $830,000
2010 TOR $414,700
2009 TOR $414,400
2008 TOR $395,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,029,900
5 yrTotal$3,029,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 98 d1 year/$0.975M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.83M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4147M (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4144M (2009). Re-signed 3/3/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3958M (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 7/23/08. Recalled 8/11/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased 5/15/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/31/07. Recalled 7/1/07.
  • Drafted 2004 (24-717).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)You call the Jays 3rd place also rans but having the best defence and comparable pitching to Boston and NY has to count for something doesn't it? Is there offense that bad?
(Taylor from Toronto)
The Blue Jays are one of those collections of famous guys who don't quite add up to being as good an actual baseball team; it's like the Orioles after they added Fred Lynn and Lee Lacy, or any edition of the Autry Angels. Nobody who's really good is reliable, and nobody who's reliable is really reliably good. The best hope that team has is that Marcum and McGowan continue to blossom, and that Jesse Litsch is better than a strike-throwing guy with no true out pitch. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jesse Litsch threw 5,625 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Slider (84mph) and Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (78mph) and Cutter (90mph).