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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 2.91 1.06 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-22-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82010
-0.12011
1.32012
0.52013
0.62014
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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
2008 ANA 25 30 0 43.3 0.0 43.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 194 49 24 22 2 64 14 8 4 29 4.57 3.67 4.04 7.7 0.8
2009 NYN 26 4 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 5 2 0 0 5 1 1 1 2 0.00 3.72 5.04 -0.0 -0.0
2009 TEX 26 64 0 55.7 0.0 55.7 2 1 2 0 0 0 216 36 12 12 3 50 17 16 4 54 1.94 3.04 3.44 11.8 1.2
2010 TEX 27 72 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 6 2 0 3 0 0 240 43 15 14 5 65 12 10 5 45 2.03 3.47 4.25 7.8 0.8
2011 TEX 28 16 0 16.7 0.0 16.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 74 17 10 10 7 39 5 5 2 18 5.40 7.62 7.17 -1.2 -0.1
2012 BAL 29 69 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 7 1 0 6 0 0 263 49 17 17 6 87 14 12 3 69 2.28 2.91 3.05 12.2 1.3
2013 BAL 30 68 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 5 3 2 4 0 0 247 47 16 15 7 77 15 14 5 59 2.18 3.61 4.12 5.5 0.5
2014 BAL 31 68 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 5 2 4 4 0 0 271 42 14 13 6 71 19 15 8 73 1.70 3.35 3.92 5.4 0.6
Career3910378.30.0378.32511817001522288110103364589781323492.453.523.9549.15.1

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 CDR A 17 0 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ORM Rk 14 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 RCU A+ 24 0 24.0 3.00 143 .159 .277 .359 .430 .275 .161 96 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2007 ARK AA 29 0 29.3 4.20 105 .244 .268 .340 .416 .263 .282 96 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2007 gcr Wnt 10 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .212 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 ANA MLB 30 0 43.3 4.04 116 .254 .258 .322 .402 .253 .324 101 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2008 SLC AAA 21 0 33.0 3.96 135 .215 .279 .351 .447 .257 .292 115 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2009 NYN MLB 4 0 3.0 5.04 85 .353 .249 .321 .384 .258 .385 97 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2009 TEX MLB 64 0 55.7 3.44 132 .194 .267 .328 .419 .259 .239 106 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2010 TEX MLB 72 0 62.0 4.25 116 .191 .254 .315 .394 .251 .220 113 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2011 TEX MLB 16 0 16.7 7.17 68 .305 .255 .316 .410 .263 .238 122 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2011 FRI AA 1 1 1.0 14.49 -91 .379 .296 .385 .459 .279 .000 102 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2011 ROU AAA 17 1 20.3 3.67 133 .211 .286 .359 .446 .274 .286 97 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2012 BAL MLB 69 0 67.0 3.05 134 .215 .255 .317 .406 .263 .251 104 12.2 1.3 12.2 1.3
2013 BAL MLB 68 0 62.0 4.12 103 .232 .256 .318 .406 .265 .250 99 5.0 0.5 5.5 0.5
2014 BAL MLB 68 0 68.7 3.92 105 .220 .255 .319 .392 .267 .218 99 5.4 0.6 5.4 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
2006 CDR A 3 1 1 17 0 23.0 20 2 14 1 0% .264 7.8 0.8 0.4 5.5 0.96 2.74 0.0 0.0
2006 ORM Rk 0 1 7 14 0 14.0 11 5 15 1 0% .263 7.1 3.2 0.6 9.6 1.14 2.57 0.0 0.0
2007 gcr Wnt 1 1 2 10 0 11.3 8 0 6 1 0% .212 6.4 0.0 0.8 4.8 0.71 2.39 0.0 0.0
2007 ARK AA 3 4 10 29 0 29.3 27 14 22 3 57% .282 8.3 4.3 0.9 6.8 1.40 3.99 3.4 0.3
2007 RCU A+ 4 0 11 24 0 24.0 10 6 26 1 58% .161 3.8 2.2 0.4 9.8 0.67 0.75 7.2 0.7
2008 ANA MLB 0 1 0 30 0 43.3 49 14 29 2 59% .324 10.2 2.9 0.4 6.0 1.45 4.57 7.7 0.8
2008 SLC AAA 2 2 7 21 0 33.0 29 7 30 3 41% .292 7.9 1.9 0.8 8.2 1.09 3.27 9.8 1.0
2009 TEX MLB 2 1 2 64 0 55.7 36 17 54 3 43% .239 5.8 2.7 0.5 8.7 0.95 1.94 11.8 1.2
2009 NYN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.0 5 1 2 0 38% .385 15.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 2.00 0.00 -0.0 -0.0
2010 TEX MLB 6 2 0 72 0 62.0 43 12 45 5 39% .220 6.2 1.7 0.7 6.5 0.89 2.03 7.8 0.8
2011 TEX MLB 0 1 0 16 0 16.7 17 5 18 7 37% .238 9.2 2.7 3.8 9.7 1.32 5.40 -1.2 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 1 0 1 17 1 20.3 16 4 26 2 49% .286 7.1 1.8 0.9 11.5 0.98 2.21 6.0 0.6
2011 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 1 33% .000 9.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00 9.00 -0.4 -0.0
2012 BAL MLB 7 1 0 69 0 67.0 49 14 69 6 36% .251 6.6 1.9 0.8 9.3 0.94 2.28 12.2 1.3
2013 BAL MLB 5 3 2 68 0 62.0 47 15 59 7 40% .250 6.8 2.2 1.0 8.6 1.00 2.18 5.5 0.5
2014 BAL MLB 5 2 4 68 0 68.7 42 19 73 6 47% .218 5.5 2.5 0.8 9.6 0.89 1.70 5.4 0.6

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 647 0.4977 0.4675 0.8046 0.6118 0.3231 0.9086 0.6095 0.1954
2009 911 0.5148 0.4468 0.7469 0.5672 0.3190 0.8496 0.5532 0.2531
2010 878 0.5456 0.4795 0.7957 0.6367 0.2907 0.8295 0.7069 0.2043
2011 275 0.5309 0.4473 0.7642 0.5753 0.3023 0.8929 0.4872 0.2358
2012 998 0.4920 0.4870 0.7716 0.6334 0.3452 0.8489 0.6343 0.2263
2013 976 0.4939 0.4652 0.7489 0.6162 0.3178 0.8148 0.6242 0.2489
2014 1050 0.4848 0.4962 0.7294 0.6326 0.3678 0.8168 0.5879 0.2687
Career57350.50530.47330.76310.61510.32760.84320.61250.2358

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-08 2013-09-19 DTD 11 10 Right Hand Soreness - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-24 Camp 13 0 - Groin Tightness - -
2011-08-25 2011-09-13 15-DL 19 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-04-27 2011-07-02 60-DL 66 60 Left Hip Surgery Labrum 2011-04-28
2010-09-11 2010-09-24 DTD 13 12 Low Back Soreness -
2010-03-16 2010-04-05 Camp 20 0 Right Elbow Contusion Bone Bruise -
2008-09-29 2008-09-29 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 BAL $400,000
2014 BAL $3,200,000
2013 BAL $2,200,000
2012 BAL $1,350,000
2011 TEX $1,251,000
2010 TEX $426,700
2009 NYN $406,000
2008 ANA $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,023,700
2011Current$3,200,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$9,223,700
1 yrFuture$400,000
8 yrTotal$9,623,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 103 dBeverly Hills Sports Council2 years/$5.8M (2013-14), 2015 option

Details
  • 2 years/$5.8M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option. 13:$2.2M, 14:$3.2M, 15:$4.25M club option, $0.4M buyout.
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2012). Signed by Baltimore 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.251M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 1/23/11 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$1.05M). Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Texas 11/2/11.
  • 1 year/$426,700 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2009). Selected by Mets from LA Angles in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08. Signed by Mets 3/2/09 (split contract). Claimed by Texas off waivers 4/22/09 after being DFA by Mets 4/18/09
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by LA Angels 3/29/08.
  • Signed 6/06 as an amateur free agent.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 5 0 0 77.8 53 15 74 7 .230 0.88 2.07 2.25 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 5 0 0 71.3 52 15 67 7 .244 0.95 2.40 2.61 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 4 0 0 66.8 52 15 63 7 .254 1.00 2.65 2.88 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 4 0 0 63.1 51 15 60 7 .262 1.05 2.87 3.11 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 4 0 0 59.6 50 15 56 7 .270 1.09 3.07 3.33 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 4 0 0 56.2 49 14 53 7 .278 1.14 3.27 3.56 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 4 0 0 52.6 48 14 50 7 .287 1.19 3.49 3.8 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 3 0 0 48.6 47 14 46 6 .297 1.25 3.75 4.08 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 3 0 0 43.1 44 13 41 6 .311 1.33 4.12 4.48 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0040059.04914567.2681.083.043.30.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
24% 40% 23% 14% 83%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153231252055501550744.2781.183.543.858.22.58.21.10.7
20163331256059511453844.2661.103.303.587.82.18.11.21.0
20173421246049451344744.2781.183.593.908.32.48.11.30.6
20183521246049441243744.2731.153.653.968.12.28.01.30.6
20193621242044401138644.2751.163.643.968.22.27.81.20.5
20203721239041391035644.2791.203.814.148.62.27.71.30.4
20213821239042391036644.2771.183.694.018.42.27.81.30.5
20223921238040381033644.2781.203.784.108.52.27.41.30.4
20234021238041391033644.2781.203.834.168.62.27.31.30.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
27.1199.17.353.767.4

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1 92 Nick Masset 2013 0.00 DNP
2 90 Jason Frasor 2009 2.65
3 90 Aaron Heilman 2010 4.50
4 90 Matt Lindstrom 2011 3.50
5 88 Keith Foulke 2004 2.39
6 88 Juan Rincon 2010 4.50
7 88 Francisco Rodriguez 2013 2.70
8 88 Santiago Casilla 2012 3.41
9 88 Kevin Gregg 2009 4.98
10 87 Jesse Crain 2013 1.47
11 87 Jon Rauch 2010 3.12
12 87 Rafael Soriano 2011 4.12
13 87 Scot Shields 2007 4.32
14 86 Michael Gonzalez 2009 3.39
15 86 Craig Breslow 2012 3.13
16 86 Justin Duchscherer 2009 0.00 DNP
17 85 Frank Francisco 2011 3.73
18 85 Ryan Madson 2012 0.00 DNP
19 85 Jason Isringhausen 2004 3.23
20 85 Greg McMichael 1998 5.16
21 85 Scott Linebrink 2008 3.88
22 84 Pedro Feliciano 2008 4.05
23 84 Jeremy Affeldt 2010 4.50
24 84 Joaquin Benoit 2009 0.00 DNP
25 84 Steve Karsay 2003 0.00 DNP
26 84 John Grabow 2010 8.42
27 84 Bobby Jenks 2012 0.00 DNP
28 84 Jonathan Papelbon 2012 2.83
29 83 Sparky Lyle 1976 2.86
30 82 Luis Ayala 2009 6.53
31 82 Casey Janssen 2013 2.91
32 82 Ramon Ramirez 2013 12.71
33 82 Matt Guerrier 2010 3.55
34 82 Eddie Watt 1972 2.36
35 82 Will Ohman 2009 5.84
36 82 Joel Hanrahan 2013 9.82
37 82 Felix Rodriguez 2004 3.43
38 82 Willie Hernandez 1986 3.65
39 82 Jesse Orosco 1988 3.06
40 82 Brendan Donnelly 2003 1.70
41 81 Fernando Rodney 2008 4.91
42 81 Chad Qualls 2010 8.54
43 81 Robb Nen 2001 3.24
44 81 Dan Wheeler 2009 3.75
45 80 John Wetteland 1998 2.47
46 80 Michael Wuertz 2010 4.76
47 80 Jared Burton 2012 3.05
48 80 Bobby Seay 2009 4.62
49 80 Brandon Lyon 2011 11.47
50 80 Tim Burke 1990 3.48
51 80 Chuck McElroy 1999 5.67
52 79 David Riske 2008 5.31
53 79 Dave Righetti 1990 4.08
54 79 Jose Valverde 2009 2.50
55 79 Jesus Colome 2009 7.59
56 79 Heath Bell 2009 2.71
57 79 Mike Henneman 1993 3.52
58 79 Hoyt Wilhelm 1954 2.51
59 79 Guillermo Mota 2005 5.10
60 79 Doug Slaten 2011 5.51
61 79 Jeff Montgomery 1993 2.27
62 79 J.J. Putz 2008 3.88
63 78 Todd Coffey 2012 5.12
64 78 Vinnie Chulk 2010 0.00 DNP
65 78 Gene Garber 1979 5.60
66 78 Brian Tallet 2009 5.55
67 78 Saul Rivera 2009 6.57
68 78 Ryan Dempster 2008 3.27
69 78 Kameron Loe 2013 7.09
70 77 Bruce Sutter 1984 1.98
71 77 Mike Jackson 1996 4.00
72 77 Jose Veras 2012 3.90
73 77 Geoff Geary 2008 2.53
74 77 Rafael Perez 2013 0.00 DNP
75 77 Jim Kern 1980 5.54
76 77 Jim Mecir 2001 3.57
77 77 Lindy McDaniel 1967 4.21
78 77 Jason Motte 2013 0.00 DNP
79 77 Scott Williamson 2007 5.02
80 77 George Sherrill 2008 4.72
81 77 Tug McGraw 1976 3.24
82 77 Brian Bruney 2013 0.00 DNP
83 76 Rich Gossage 1983 2.78
84 76 John Franco 1992 1.64
85 76 Mike Adams 2010 1.89
86 76 Peter Moylan 2010 3.39
87 76 Jeff Fassero 1994 3.50
88 76 Manny Delcarmen 2013 0.00 DNP
89 76 J.C. Romero 2007 1.92
90 75 Ken Sanders 1973 4.77
91 75 Mike MacDougal 2008 2.12
92 75 Brian Fuentes 2007 3.82
93 75 B.J. Ryan 2007 14.54
94 75 Pat Neshek 2012 1.37
95 75 Rich Garces 2002 8.44
96 75 Tyler Yates 2009 9.00
97 75 Manny Acosta 2012 7.23
98 75 Cory Bailey 2002 4.70
99 74 Trevor Hoffman 1999 3.07
100 74 Ray King 2005 3.83

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .267 .317 .499 .282
11 vs R (Multi) .176 .243 .271 .192
18 Split (Multi) .091 .073 .228 .089
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .309 .367 .556 .316
31 vs R (2013) .154 .219 .224 .169
38 Split (2013) .155 .147 .332 .147
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 The Rangers' decision to designate O’Day for assignment last offseason was a peculiar one. The submariner’s struggles appeared nothing more than a small-sample-size anomaly, though perhaps his injuries scared Texas off. In any case, Dan Duquette pounced and was handsomely rewarded with a quality high-leverage bullpen option. It’s rare to see a pitcher with such a low arm slot and such a high strikeout rate, such an extreme fly-ball rate, or no actionable platoon split—much less all three!—but that’s what the Orioles have in O’Day. His methods are unconventional, but damn does he get the job done.
2012 O'Day is basically a right-handed version of Clay Rapada, but the exoticism of a player just joining Baltimore's system will probably place this side-armer higher up on the totem pole. That's not a dig at O'Day as much as it's praise for Rapada, as O'Day has been a very effective reliever in the past. He struggled through hip and shoulder injuries this past season and posted a high ERA, but his peripherals were good and he dominated Triple-A. With great control, enough deception to strike out an above-average number of batters, and numbers just as good versus lefties as righties (not always a given for sidearmers), O'Day should have plenty of success in Baltimore.
2011 For the small price of a waiver claim fee, the Rangers were able to steal right-handed side-armer Darren O’Day from the Mets in April 2009. Since acquiring the former University of Florida closer, O’Day has been one of the most consistent relievers on the 25-man roster, proving to be more than just a novelty specialist. Working with a heavy mid-to-upper-80s fastball and a sweeping slider, O’Day throws strikes from a deceptive release and elicits weak contact from hitters who step in from both sides of the box. Without overpowering stuff, O’Day’s margin of error is small, so overexposure or a BABIP regression—which some research suggests might be less likely for him than it would be in the case of a more conventional pitcher—could lead to less happy results going forward.
2010 As if the Mets didn't have enough problems, they'd had the good sense to add O'Day via the Rule 5 draft before the season, but decided they couldn't keep him, at which point Jon Daniels filched the big league-ready ROOGY on a waiver claim. A submariner with a nice slider, O'Day provided a reminder that it's easier to pick your spots with a situational righty: Washington got him the platoon advantage 69 percent of the time against the people O'Day held to .164/.259/.195. None of the three homers he allowed to lefties radically altered the ballgames he was in, in part because Washington was willing to roll the dice in those spots; take the one he gave up on May 15, facing Kendry Morales in the ninth up by five runs with two on and two out. That isn't managerial malpractice, it's a worthwhile risk and an exercise in trying to avoid using somebody else in a game you've very nearly won. Wilson did have to enter to lock down the game, but the decision tree's defensible enough.
2009 Seen as little more than an organizational arm entering the year, O'Day was one of the more pleasant surprises during spring training, initially making the team and holding his own as an extra reliever. A sidearmer with the sinker/slider combination one normally expects from that type, O'Day had a slightly torn labrum at the end of the year, and when the Angels took him off the 40-man roster to protect others, the Mets called their bluff and snagged him in the Rule 5 draft. He'll compete for a similar spot in the Mets' pen and a chance to enjoy access to a far superior public transit system.

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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Throw Hard or Go HomeKevin Goldstein2009-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: TA-letteChristina Kahrl2009-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Faltering Breeze in TexasChristina Kahrl2009-07-08
Transaction Analysis: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Winter Meetings WrapJohn Perrotto2008-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The 2008 Rule 5 DraftKevin Goldstein2008-12-11
Transaction of the Day: Three-Way MayhemChristina Kahrl2008-12-11
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL October RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-09-14
Transaction Analysis: Drama-Free Turnover?Christina Kahrl2008-05-14
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would close in Baltimore if Jim Johnson were to lose the job?
(bobbykester from dc)
My guess is Darren O'Day. Don't sleep on Tommy Hunter who now throws 97-99 as an RP. (Paul Sporer)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How close is Cody Eppley to Darren O'Day pitching wise?
(Jason Parks from Hell)
About 1 inch (Jason Parks)


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