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Sean Marshall PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 615.3 37 46 16 537 3.86 6.9
Birth Date8-30-1982
Height6' 7"
Weight225 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 CHN 23 24 24 125.7 125.7 0.0 6 9 0 0 9 0 563 132 85 78 20 217 59 56 7 77 5.59 5.53 6.39 -5.8 -0.5
2007 CHN 24 21 19 103.3 100.0 3.3 7 8 0 0 10 0 446 107 52 45 13 170 35 32 1 67 3.92 4.56 4.98 9.3 0.8
2008 CHN 25 34 7 65.3 39.0 26.3 3 5 1 1 3 0 279 60 28 28 9 104 23 19 4 58 3.86 4.36 4.25 9.7 1.0
2009 CHN 26 55 9 85.3 46.3 39.0 3 7 0 3 2 1 373 91 43 41 10 145 32 28 1 68 4.32 4.15 4.68 6.1 0.7
2010 CHN 27 80 0 74.7 0.0 74.7 7 5 1 2 0 0 307 58 25 22 3 80 25 20 2 90 2.65 2.30 2.74 15.4 1.6
2011 CHN 28 78 0 75.7 0.0 75.7 6 6 5 5 0 0 307 66 21 19 1 80 17 13 2 79 2.26 1.83 2.55 16.7 1.8
2012 CIN 29 73 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 5 5 9 5 0 0 256 55 18 17 3 73 16 14 3 74 2.51 2.28 2.67 14.1 1.5
2013 CIN 30 16 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 37 4 3 2 0 4 2 2 1 10 1.74 1.96 2.28 1.7 0.2
2014 CIN 31 15 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 23 14 12 1 32 12 12 2 14 7.71 5.03 4.45 -1.6 -0.2
Career39659615.3311.0304.337461616241264859628926460905221196235373.863.814.2765.76.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 LNS A 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOI A- 14 14 73.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 7 7 48.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WTN AA 6 6 29.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 msa Wnt 5 5 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 12 12 69.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.589 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 4 4 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.484 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CHN MLB 24 24 125.7 6.39 63 .276 .260 .324 .421 .259 .280 95 -6.6 -0.6 -5.8 -0.5
2006 IOW AAA 4 4 21.2 5.41 73 .246 .256 .316 .386 .259 .286 94 0.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2007 CHN MLB 21 19 103.3 4.98 98 .253 .263 .322 .415 .252 .285 102 10.1 1.0 9.3 0.8
2007 DAY A+ 1 1 6.0 5.96 79 .241 .268 .342 .405 .275 .333 103 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 IOW AAA 4 4 24.7 4.98 104 .195 .274 .354 .428 .270 .208 107 3.0 0.3 2.4 0.2
2008 CHN MLB 34 7 65.3 4.25 111 .253 .262 .330 .433 .266 .276 103 9.4 0.9 9.7 1.0
2008 IOW AAA 7 7 31.7 3.70 130 .212 .253 .319 .404 .247 .261 106 10.1 1.0 10.6 1.1
2009 CHN MLB 55 9 85.3 4.68 96 .265 .260 .324 .409 .260 .309 99 4.1 0.4 6.1 0.7
2010 CHN MLB 80 0 74.7 2.74 136 .212 .262 .331 .419 .274 .294 98 15.6 1.6 15.4 1.6
2011 CHN MLB 78 0 75.7 2.55 140 .209 .262 .327 .413 .269 .312 101 16.7 1.8 16.7 1.8
2012 CIN MLB 73 0 61.0 2.67 138 .222 .260 .325 .410 .266 .325 100 14.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2013 CIN MLB 16 0 10.3 2.28 145 .115 .252 .310 .424 .264 .167 103 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2013 LOU AAA 2 2 2.0 -0.05 201 .174 .278 .336 .415 .261 .500 101 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 CIN MLB 15 0 14.0 4.45 86 .384 .237 .303 .364 .252 .431 98 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2014 LOU AAA 2 2 2.0 6.22 82 .296 .286 .353 .428 .280 .200 112 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0

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
2003 BOI A- 5 6 0 14 14 73.7 66 23 88 1 0% .328 8.1 2.8 0.1 10.7 1.21 2.56 0.0 0.0
2003 LNS A 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 5 0 11 0 0% .333 6.4 0.0 0.0 14.1 0.71 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 msa Wnt 0 1 0 5 5 18.3 21 2 16 3 0% .000 10.3 1.0 1.5 7.9 1.26 3.93 0.0 0.0
2004 WTN AA 2 2 0 6 6 29.0 36 12 23 2 0% .362 11.2 3.7 0.6 7.1 1.66 5.90 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 2 0 0 7 7 48.7 29 4 51 1 0% .235 5.4 0.7 0.2 9.4 0.68 1.11 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 4 4 0 12 12 69.0 63 26 61 7 0% -.589 8.2 3.4 0.9 8.0 1.29 2.74 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 0 1 0 4 4 25.0 16 5 24 1 0% -.484 5.8 1.8 0.4 8.6 0.84 2.52 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 0 2 0 4 4 21.2 17 14 21 1 58% .286 7.2 5.9 0.4 8.9 1.46 3.40 -0.7 -0.0
2006 CHN MLB 6 9 0 24 24 125.7 132 59 77 20 49% .280 9.5 4.2 1.4 5.5 1.52 5.59 -5.8 -0.5
2007 CHN MLB 7 8 0 21 19 103.3 107 35 67 13 50% .285 9.3 3.0 1.1 5.8 1.37 3.92 9.3 0.8
2007 IOW AAA 2 0 0 4 4 24.7 17 8 15 2 47% .208 6.2 2.9 0.7 5.5 1.01 1.82 2.4 0.2
2007 DAY A+ 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 7 1 4 1 74% .333 10.5 1.5 1.5 6.0 1.33 3.00 -0.3 -0.0
2008 CHN MLB 3 5 1 34 7 65.3 60 23 58 9 43% .276 8.3 3.2 1.2 8.0 1.27 3.86 9.7 1.0
2008 IOW AAA 1 1 0 7 7 31.7 26 6 25 2 51% .261 7.4 1.7 0.6 7.1 1.01 3.41 10.6 1.1
2009 CHN MLB 3 7 0 55 9 85.3 91 32 68 10 52% .309 9.6 3.4 1.1 7.2 1.44 4.32 6.1 0.7
2010 CHN MLB 7 5 1 80 0 74.7 58 25 90 3 53% .294 7.0 3.0 0.4 10.8 1.11 2.65 15.4 1.6
2011 CHN MLB 6 6 5 78 0 75.7 66 17 79 1 60% .312 7.9 2.0 0.1 9.4 1.10 2.26 16.7 1.8
2012 CIN MLB 5 5 9 73 0 61.0 55 16 74 3 56% .325 8.1 2.4 0.4 10.9 1.16 2.51 14.1 1.5
2013 LOU AAA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 4 0 75% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.8 0.2
2013 CIN MLB 0 1 0 16 0 10.3 4 2 10 0 58% .167 3.5 1.7 0.0 8.7 0.58 1.74 1.7 0.2
2014 CIN MLB 0 0 0 15 0 14.0 23 12 14 1 58% .431 14.8 7.7 0.6 9.0 2.50 7.71 -1.6 -0.2
2014 LOU AAA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 1 2 1 50% .200 9.0 4.5 4.5 9.0 1.50 4.50 0.5 0.0

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 1005 0.5403 0.4651 0.8073 0.6004 0.3052 0.8834 0.6312 0.1906
2009 1408 0.5362 0.4602 0.8225 0.6093 0.2879 0.8913 0.6543 0.1759
2010 1165 0.5494 0.4596 0.7566 0.5484 0.3486 0.8746 0.5301 0.2434
2011 1170 0.5513 0.4636 0.7417 0.5814 0.3181 0.8453 0.5090 0.2546
2012 999 0.5255 0.4704 0.7249 0.5905 0.3354 0.8387 0.5031 0.2729
2013 154 0.4351 0.5195 0.8000 0.6716 0.4023 0.9111 0.6571 0.2000
2014 298 0.4564 0.4530 0.7481 0.5809 0.3457 0.8101 0.6607 0.2444
Career61990.53410.46430.77250.58830.32110.86630.57580.2253

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-11 2014-09-29 60-DL 110 99 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2014-06-24
2014-03-21 2014-04-19 15-DL 29 16 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-05-21 2013-09-16 60-DL 118 105 Left Shoulder Sprain - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-26 15-DL 18 17 Left Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2013-04-02 2013-04-07 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Fatigue - -
2008-05-23 2008-06-08 Minors 16 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-04-05 2007-04-22 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-02-24 2007-03-19 Camp 23 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2006-07-23 2006-09-01 15-DL 40 37 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2005-07-10 2005-09-18 Minors 70 0 Not Disclosed -
2005-04-07 2005-04-14 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2004-06-21 2004-09-08 Minors 79 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CIN $6,500,000
2014 CIN $5,500,000
2013 CIN $4,500,000
2012 CIN $3,100,000
2011 CHN $1,600,000
2010 CHN $950,000
2009 CHN $450,000
2006 CHN $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,927,000
2011Current$5,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$16,427,000
1 yrFuture$6,500,000
8 yrTotal$22,927,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 88 dMeister Sports3 years/$16.5M (2013-15)

Details
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2013-15). Signed extension with Cincinnati 2/27/12. 13:$4.5M, 14:$5.5M, 15:$6.5M. Performance bonuses: $1M annually based on starts. $1M annually based on games finished.
  • 2 years/$4.7M (2011-12). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). 11:$1.6M, 12:$3.1M. Performance bonuses based on starts. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/23/11.
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010). Re-signed (avoided arbitration, $1.175M-$0.8M).
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased 11/05.
  • Drafted 2003 (6-163). $0.143M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What does Tyler Skaggs need to work on? I see him as another Sean Marshall which is okay with me.
(Boz from ())
My contention is that Skaggs has a ton of work to do. He does so many things that are intended to manipulate his arm angle - from a closed stride that is directed at the left-hand batter's box to his excessive spine tilt - that he is minimizing his potential effectiveness. The tricks might survive in the bullpen, but as a starter they create serious obstacles to pitch repetition. The techniques also give Skaggs a very shallow release point, which actually functions to limit his deception. I don't know that the D'Backs are trying to make any adjustments, but I feel that his ceiling is severely limited until he makes a drastic change to approach.

On the jukebox: Rage Against the Machine, "Killing in the Name of" (Doug Thorburn)
2011-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does it make sense for the Cubs to move Sean Marshall into the rotation next yr, given their SP woes and lack of a pitching pipeline?
(Matt from Chicago)
It usually makes sense to move any reliever who's capable of starting into the rotation, barring a real embarrassment of wealth. Marshall's stuff has really played up in the pen, though, so in his case, another switch might not be the best idea. Marshall has already been a starter, so we can see how that went--in about 225 innings in the rotation in 2006-2007, he was worth about half a win. In roughly half that number of innings over the past two seasons in the bullpen, he's been worth four wins. Unless you think his shiny new strikeout rate is something that would actually survive a move back out of the bullpen, it probably makes sense to leave him be and look elsewhere (Andrew Cashner to the rescue!). Cue Ray Davies singing "This is Where I Belong." (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, 2 Scoresheet keeper league questions. Team 1: Protect Tim Hudson or Sean Marshall? Team 2: Pick one from among Vernon Wells, Travis Snider, Adam Lind and Felix Pie. Thanks for the chat!
(rrydelek from Maryland)
You might want to ask Rob McQuown for help on this one. I'm still just learning Scoresheet and I expect to get destroyed this year. Rob knows what he's doing. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Sean Marshall as a reliver in mixed leagues?
(Harvey Dent from Arkham Asylum)
I love strikeouts, and Marshall's got a whole bunch of 'em. I'm all for using relievers who don't provide saves to bolster your other statistics.

I'm currently listening to "Legendary Demo" from Clouds. (Marc Normandin)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Cubs are rumored to be the front runners for Peavy. You mentioned it should take 3 top 100 prospects to get him, do the Cubs even have one outside of Vitters? I don't see how they take Felix Pie, Sean Marshall and Ronny Cedeno for Peavy, do you?
(Parker from Chicago)
No. The Cubs would have to include Vitters. Would Vitters, Pie and an arm do it? The Padres really need a center fielder. Would the Cubs even trade Vitters? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Patterson, Donald Veal, and Sean Marshall for AJ Burnett.
(Jack from Chicago)
With the way he's pitching right now, would you really rather have Burnett over just Marshall? Reminds of the days when teams would clamor to get Tim Belcher every July. (Dayn Perry)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, have you heard if any other teams are interested in Rich Hill? I am curious if his trade value is higher or lower than Sean Marshall's. Thanks.
(Guancous from Silver Spring, MD)
I think a small-market club would be perfect for Hill. He's got an awful lot of talent but it's clear that he has lost the faith of Lou Piniella. Put him in a low-pressure environment and he could easily put his career back together. Yes, I think Hill has more value than Marshall simply because he has a higher ceiling, though I also think Marshall has a chance to be a good major-league starter. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Murton or Jonny Gomes, if given the choice...who would you rather have?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay, FL)
Sounds like a perfect platoon to me. Actually, I remarked in today's Pinstriped Bible that the Indians could usefully liberate Murton and Sean Marshall from the Cubs, given that their outfield corner production looks a bit weak and the back of their rotation is nothing special. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Christian Friedrich? I have seen some video and he does have a nasty curveball. Are the comparisons to Barry Zito fair, and how big of a concern are his walks?
(Tom from Atlanta)
I think Zito is sort of the natural comparison for a guy of Chris' caliber, with that nasty curveball and a solid-average fastball behind. Ted Lilly and Sean Marshall are the others I usually here in that category. But you're right, the key for Chris this year is going to be commanding his fastball and proving that it can be a weapon in the way that Lance Broadway's fastball has never been a weapon behind his curve. I hope to talk to Friedrich on the phone relatively soon, and when I do, you can bet I'll Unfilter it immediately. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesOK, now I'm starting to think that I scared everyone away...

"Dexter Fishmore (New York, NY): Which is the bigger mismatch: Sean Marshall vs. Manny, or Biden vs. Palin?"

Someone should have gotten Katie Couric to lower our expectations for Sean Marshall... (Derek Jacques)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sean Marshall has thrown 7,424 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 Curve (74mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Cutter (87mph), Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Sinker (89mph).