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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 35)
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Birth Date8-28-1980
Height6' 6"
Weight225 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
0.92015
0.32016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2003 PHI MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .242 93 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .000 -.008 0.00 2.97 0.00 100 5.05 0.0
2004 PHI MLB 52 1 77.0 68 19 55 6 .263 99 7.9 2.2 0.7 6.4 54% .273 .215 1.13 3.47 2.34 83 4.62 0.8
2005 PHI MLB 78 0 87.0 84 25 79 11 .265 100 8.7 2.6 1.1 8.2 49% .299 .251 1.25 3.89 4.14 90 4.09 1.4
2006 PHI MLB 50 17 134.3 176 50 99 20 .263 99 11.8 3.3 1.3 6.6 45% .354 .304 1.68 4.91 5.69 106 5.53 0.3
2007 PHI MLB 38 0 56.0 48 23 43 5 .261 105 7.7 3.7 0.8 6.9 49% .262 .242 1.27 4.14 3.05 95 4.27 0.7
2008 PHI MLB 76 0 82.7 79 23 67 6 .263 99 8.6 2.5 0.7 7.3 53% .300 .232 1.23 3.30 3.05 83 4.64 0.7
2009 PHI MLB 79 0 77.3 73 22 78 7 .266 97 8.5 2.6 0.8 9.1 48% .314 .235 1.23 3.19 3.26 90 3.67 1.3
2010 PHI MLB 55 0 53.0 42 13 64 4 .271 89 7.1 2.2 0.7 10.9 51% .288 .215 1.04 2.63 2.55 84 2.82 1.3
2011 PHI MLB 62 0 60.7 54 16 62 2 .267 91 8.0 2.4 0.3 9.2 51% .315 .215 1.15 2.22 2.37 76 3.41 0.9
2015 KCA MLB 68 0 63.3 47 14 58 5 .260 102 6.7 2.0 0.7 8.2 56% .249 .208 0.96 3.06 2.13 86 3.55 0.9
2016 OAK MLB 21 0 20.3 20 7 14 2 .269 97 8.9 3.1 0.9 6.2 41% .295 .268 1.33 4.17 2.66 107 4.77 0.0
CareerMLB58018713.769121261968.264988.72.70.97.850%.302.2441.273.613.43914.278.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1998 MAR Rk 12 10 54.0 57 20 52 5 .000 9.5 3.3 0.8 8.7 0% -.675 .000 1.43 4.48 4.83
1999 BAT A- 15 15 87.7 80 43 75 5 .000 8.2 4.4 0.5 7.7 0% -.610 .000 1.40 4.22 4.72
2000 KAN A 21 21 135.7 113 45 123 5 .000 7.5 3.0 0.3 8.2 0% -.624 .000 1.16 3.16 2.59
2001 CLR A+ 22 21 117.7 137 49 101 4 .000 10.5 3.7 0.3 7.7 0% -.858 .000 1.58 3.20 3.90
2002 REA AA 26 26 171.3 150 53 132 11 .000 7.9 2.8 0.6 6.9 0% .283 .000 1.19 3.61 3.20
2003 PHI MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .242 93 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .000 -.008 0.00 2.97 0.00
2003 CLR A+ 2 2 8.0 11 2 9 0 .000 12.4 2.2 0.0 10.1 0% .440 .000 1.62 1.55 5.62
2003 SWB AAA 26 26 157.0 157 42 138 9 .000 9.0 2.4 0.5 7.9 0% .322 .000 1.27 3.26 3.50
2004 PHI MLB 52 1 77.0 68 19 55 6 .263 99 7.9 2.2 0.7 6.4 54% .273 .215 1.13 3.47 2.34
2004 REA AA 2 1 2.0 3 2 1 1 .000 13.5 9.0 4.5 4.5 0% .286 .000 2.50 11.74 4.50
2005 PHI MLB 78 0 87.0 84 25 79 11 .265 100 8.7 2.6 1.1 8.2 49% .299 .251 1.25 3.89 4.14
2006 PHI MLB 50 17 134.3 176 50 99 20 .263 99 11.8 3.3 1.3 6.6 45% .354 .304 1.68 4.91 5.69
2007 PHI MLB 38 0 56.0 48 23 43 5 .261 105 7.7 3.7 0.8 6.9 49% .262 .242 1.27 4.14 3.05
2007 REA AA 2 0 3.0 3 0 4 0 .234 114 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 43% .429 .169 1.00 0.60 0.00
2008 PHI MLB 76 0 82.7 79 23 67 6 .263 99 8.6 2.5 0.7 7.3 53% .300 .232 1.23 3.30 3.05
2009 PHI MLB 79 0 77.3 73 22 78 7 .266 97 8.5 2.6 0.8 9.1 48% .314 .235 1.23 3.19 3.26
2010 PHI MLB 55 0 53.0 42 13 64 4 .271 89 7.1 2.2 0.7 10.9 51% .288 .215 1.04 2.63 2.55
2010 CLR A+ 2 0 2.0 1 0 3 1 .252 95 4.5 0.0 4.5 13.5 40% .000 .290 0.50 6.94 4.50
2010 REA AA 1 0 2.0 2 0 1 0 .272 116 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 33% .333 .179 1.00 3.86 0.00
2010 LEH AAA 2 0 1.7 1 2 2 0 .262 85 5.3 10.6 0.0 10.6 75% .250 .324 1.76 4.47 5.29
2011 PHI MLB 62 0 60.7 54 16 62 2 .267 91 8.0 2.4 0.3 9.2 51% .315 .215 1.15 2.22 2.37
2011 CLR A+ 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 .267 91 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 .142 0.00 4.39 0.00
2013 SBR A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 .271 83 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 -.027 0.00 1.77 0.00
2015 KCA MLB 68 0 63.3 47 14 58 5 .260 102 6.7 2.0 0.7 8.2 56% .249 .208 0.96 3.06 2.13
2016 OAK MLB 21 0 20.3 20 7 14 2 .269 97 8.9 3.1 0.9 6.2 41% .295 .268 1.33 4.17 2.66

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 1218 0.5066 0.5016 0.7463 0.6645 0.3344 0.8024 0.6318 0.2537
2009 1167 0.5141 0.5099 0.7311 0.6233 0.3898 0.8155 0.5882 0.2689
2010 823 0.4642 0.5055 0.6538 0.6440 0.3855 0.7886 0.4588 0.3462
2011 921 0.4452 0.5147 0.6857 0.6537 0.4031 0.7985 0.5388 0.3143
2015 892 0.5112 0.4944 0.7120 0.6601 0.3211 0.7973 0.5286 0.2880
2016 314 0.4459 0.5287 0.7289 0.6857 0.4023 0.8021 0.6286 0.2711
Career53350.48830.50670.71150.6510.3680.80160.56210.2885

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-02 2013-05-02 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Scar Tissue - -
2013-03-22 2013-08-05 60-DL 136 110 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-04-11 -
2013-02-01 2013-03-22 Camp 49 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-04-11 -
2012-03-26 2012-10-12 60-DL 200 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-04-11 -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2011-06-19 2011-07-15 15-DL 26 19 Right Hand Contusion and Inflammation Small Muscles -
2011-05-22 2011-05-24 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-04-29 2010-07-08 60-DL 70 62 Right Surgery Big Toe Fracture 2010-05-04
2009-09-04 2009-09-08 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2008-04-05 2008-04-10 DTD 5 5 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-07-30 2007-10-07 60-DL 69 58 Right Shoulder Strain -
2007-05-05 2007-05-23 15-DL 18 16 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2004-07-26 2004-09-03 15-DL 39 35 Right Fingers Sprain Little Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 OAK $7,666,666
2017 OAK $7,666,667
2016 OAK $6,666,667
2015 KCA $850,000
2013 ANA $3,500,000
2012 CIN $6,000,000
2011 PHI $4,833,333
2010 PHI $4,833,333
2009 PHI $2,333,333
2008 PHI $1,400,000
2007 PHI $1,100,000
2006 PHI $400,000
2005 PHI $350,000
2004 PHI $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$25,899,999
2011Current$6,666,667
12 yrPvs + Cur$32,566,666
2 yrFuture$15,333,333
14 yrTotal$47,899,999

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 155 dBoras Corp.3 years/$22M (2016-18)

Details
  • 3 years/$22M (2016-18). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/7/15. $0.5M signing bonus. 16:$6.5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$7.5M. May earn an additional $1.25M annually in performance bonuses based on games finished.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2015). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/4/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.85M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 5/1/15. May earn additional $0.15M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/15.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/28/12. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished. Roster bonuses: $0.5M each for 1, 45, 90, 135, 180 days on active roster and not on disabled list with right arm injury. Released by LA Angels 8/5/13.
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2012), plus 2013 mutual option. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/20/12. 12:$6M, 13:$11M mutual option, $2.5M buyout. Of 2012 salary, $2M is deferred until 11/1/12 and $2M is deferred until 11/1/13. Madson declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 3 years/$12M (2009-11). $1M signing bonus. 09:$2M, 10:$4.5M, 11:$4.5M. Signed extension with Philadelphia 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 games finished. $0.2M for 50, 55 GF. $0.25M for 60, 65 GF.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2007). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2006)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004)
  • 1 year (2003). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/02.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 1998 (9-254) (Valley View HS, Moreno Valley, Calif.). $0.35M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .207 .249 .304 .197
11 vs R (Multi) .211 .268 .334 .222
18 Split (Multi) -.004 -.018 -.030 -.026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .205 .244 .304 .195
31 vs R (2015) .205 .264 .333 .221
38 Split (2015) .000 -.020 -.030 -.026
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)18 team mixed...i drafted 2 lemons at 3B (sandoval & chisenhall)..would you trade Madson to get Lamb? or stand pat and ride Lonnie the Loser?
(Frank from Brooklyn)
I think that's a fair deal. A lot depends on how you're set up for saves without Ryan Madson. (Mike Gianella)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can Ryan Madison close 35 or more games for A's. Do you think the wins and opportunities will be there. Will he lose opps to Doolittle?
(Cubbie Bear from CHI-TOWN)
He can, although I suspect that there's going to be a job split and unless Sean Doolittle gets hurt there's a ceiling on Ryan Madson of 25-30. Madson is also coming off of a season that was preceded by a long layoff due to health (or lack thereof) so the A's might not simply roll him out there given the investment. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Ryan Madson as a cheap flier in a keeper league? Lot of ifs. If he's healthy, if he gets in a situation to become closer (like returning to philly and waiting for Paplebon to be moved at the deadline.
(higgsboson from Guelph)
Eh. He could become the closer but then so could a lot of guys. I'd target healthy pitchers with skills who did the job last year as opposed to a total question mark. He's certainly fine at $1 if you have the space. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like there are a number of older "proven closers" on the free agent market with only a handful of opportunities out there- Joaquin Benoit, Grant Balfour, Joe Nathan, Fernando Rodney, Edward Mujica not to mention the injury reclamation projects like Brian Wilson, Ryan Madson and Joel Hanrahan. With the success that the Cardinals had moving Edward Mujica back two innings and then doing the same with Trevor Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez in the playoffs, are the days of spending big on closers finally over? Does a team like the Cubs with no great in house solution and a smart front office take advantage of the oversaturated market or pass on all those guys?
(Scott from LA)
We'll continue to see a wide variety of approaches to how teams handle the late innings. On the one hand there is certainly something to the idea that there are people who can close and people who can't. But you'd be hard pressed to get a closer enough innings in a season to justify paying big for them (unless, like the Yankees, Phillies, Red Sox, etc. you simply have the money to spend). St. Louis has such a glut of arms they have no reason to go outside the org, but for many teams there simply aren't good reasons to limit a young, high ceiling arm to a closer role. I imagine the Cubs will look for a reasonably priced arm that they think can handle the job, rather than committing more money over multiple years. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think there is any connection with how many of this year's high profile TJ surgery class have had significant setbacks - Ryan Madson, Daniel Hudson, Cory Luebke, Scott Baker?
(Scott from LA)
Given that this spans four teams, I think it's coincidental. I could be swayed with some evidence, but I just haven't seen anything to suggest otherwise. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ryan Madson come back this year and get the closing job?
(Joe from Seattle)
He had a setback today and won't resume throwing for another week and will see the Dr. I put the odds at him pitching in 2013 at 60%. (Jason Collette)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Closers are on the mind today. Thoughts on how the Jays' and Angels' closer situations play out?
(Carlester from Seaboard)
There was a story yesterday or the day before that Ryan Madson could miss the first week of the season, so Ernesto Frieri might get the ninth-inning job on Opening Day, but Madson (if healthy) should get the opportunities the rest of the way. In Toronto, given how well Casey Janssen performed last year — and his success against both righty and lefty batters — I'd consider him the favorite. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's up with Ryan Madson's elbow? Anything to worry about, or is this just common soreness/tenderness associated with loosening up for the season?
(Matt from Madison, WI)
Arm trouble is never a *good* thing for a pitcher, but this appears to be mild, it's the very start of camp, so definitely don't panic. He should be fine. (Derek Carty)
2011-11-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I hear that odds are Pads won't re-sign Heath Bell, but who else is giving him offers? Also, if he leaves San Diego, would that hurt his fantasy value (worse ballpark) or help (better team)?
(Noah Braun from San Diego)
I haven't heard of any concrete offers yet, but the Red Sox sound like they’re going to be in on the remaining top closers (Bell and Ryan Madson). The Jays have been linked, but it seems more likely they’ll go for a cheaper option. Other teams without clear closers like the Reds and Dodgers could also get involved. The Padres might still be the favorite, though, especially if the Red Sox go a different direction (i.e. Madson, a cheaper option to compete with Bard, or a trade for someone like Joel Hanrahan).

It would likely hurt his value if he did leave, but the extent would depend on where he ends up. Being on a better team is more important for starting pitchers than relievers, since offense has a smaller impact on save chances than it does on a starter’s wins. The defense will of course matter for his ratios, but as long as he’s a closer, he’ll be a good bet for 30-35 saves, as he would be in San Diego. It’s also worth noting that Bell saw a big drop in K rate this year (20% compared to 29% in 2009-2010), and Pecto actually inflates Ks by 10 percent over a neutral park. That’s going to be something we’ll really need to keep an eye on next year, but it's not enough to make me shy away from him if I need a closer in my leagues and he's affordable. (Derek Carty)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)keeper league - is Ryan Madson a good bet to close next year? trying to decide if I should pull the trigger on a deal...
(Henry from Fairport)
The Phillies have a club option for $12.5M on Lidge--I find it hard to believe they'll pick it up, considering the money trouble they claimed to have run into this winter when it came to keeping Lee. Madson's the man if that's the case, but if Lidge keeps dealing, who knows? (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Heath Bell will be traded by _____. My two favorite 8th inning guys that will soon become closers are ______ and ____.
(Tad Lucky from Vegas)
July. Mike Adams or Luke Gregerson, maybe? I thought Ryan Madson would be one of the answers to that question, but now he's out for 8 weeks thanks to a temper tantrum. Poor form, Mr. Madson. Someone should have tazed him before he made contact with that chair. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveRyan Madson remembered that he had a changeup, and we're heading to New York. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveRyan Madson on and gives off a leadoff double. We almost have a ballgame here. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveHow many Yankees relievers are better than Ryan Madson? Four? Five? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableDid Brad Lidge steal Ryan Madson's jersey? (William Burke)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Ryan Madson has thrown 6,184 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), Change (84mph) and Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Cutter (91mph).