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Rafael Perez PIndians

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 338 329 21 12 3 3.64 5.6
Birth Date5-15-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2006 CLE MLB 18 0 12.3 0 0 0 10 6 15 2 .263 106 7.3 4.4 1.5 10.9 60% .242 .245 1.30 4.32 4.38 82 3.88 0.2
2007 CLE MLB 44 0 60.7 1 2 1 41 15 62 5 .262 100 6.1 2.2 0.7 9.2 55% .234 .199 0.92 3.08 1.78 69 2.90 1.7
2008 CLE MLB 73 0 76.3 4 4 2 67 23 86 8 .266 104 7.9 2.7 0.9 10.1 58% .304 .226 1.18 3.25 3.54 62 1.87 3.0
2009 CLE MLB 54 0 48.0 4 3 0 66 25 32 5 .261 103 12.4 4.7 0.9 6.0 51% .367 .307 1.90 4.85 7.31 107 5.85 -0.3
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 61.0 6 1 0 72 25 36 3 .259 107 10.6 3.7 0.4 5.3 59% .332 .265 1.59 3.74 3.25 101 4.15 0.5
2011 CLE MLB 71 0 63.0 5 2 0 59 19 33 2 .261 102 8.4 2.7 0.3 4.7 60% .281 .237 1.24 3.33 3.00 101 4.07 0.5
2012 CLE MLB 8 0 7.7 1 0 0 5 4 4 1 .254 93 5.9 4.7 1.2 4.7 39% .182 .227 1.17 5.26 3.52 115 5.87 -0.1
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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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2003 BNC Rk 13 12 69.0 9 3 0 56 16 63 1 .000 7.3 2.1 0.1 8.2 0% .286 .000 1.04 2.80 1.70
2004 LKC A 23 22 115.0 7 6 0 121 47 99 9 .000 9.5 3.7 0.7 7.7 0% .326 .000 1.46 4.20 4.85
2004 KIN A+ 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 10 2 3 1 .000 19.1 3.8 1.9 5.7 0% .474 .000 2.55 6.07 11.49
2005 KIN A+ 14 14 77.7 8 5 0 54 32 48 6 .000 6.3 3.7 0.7 5.6 0% -.545 .000 1.11 4.41 3.36
2005 AKR AA 15 8 66.7 4 3 1 53 12 46 5 .256 64 7.2 1.6 0.7 6.2 61% .236 .239 0.97 3.38 1.75
2006 CLE MLB 18 0 12.3 0 0 0 10 6 15 2 .263 106 7.3 4.4 1.5 10.9 60% .242 .245 1.30 4.32 4.38
2006 AKR AA 12 12 67.1 4 5 0 53 22 53 3 .251 102 7.1 3.0 0.4 7.1 60% .271 .226 1.12 3.20 2.82
2006 BUF AAA 13 0 27.1 0 3 0 20 8 33 0 .258 101 6.6 2.7 0.0 11.0 71% .290 .190 1.03 1.75 2.66
2007 CLE MLB 44 0 60.7 1 2 1 41 15 62 5 .262 100 6.1 2.2 0.7 9.2 55% .234 .199 0.92 3.08 1.78
2007 BUF AAA 8 7 46.7 3 3 0 53 11 31 3 .253 101 10.2 2.1 0.6 6.0 52% .333 .262 1.37 3.46 3.66
2007 GIG Wnt 4 0 5.7 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 .000 3.2 4.7 0.0 4.7 0% .125 .000 0.88 3.56 1.58
2008 CLE MLB 73 0 76.3 4 4 2 67 23 86 8 .266 104 7.9 2.7 0.9 10.1 58% .304 .226 1.18 3.25 3.54
2009 CLE MLB 54 0 48.0 4 3 0 66 25 32 5 .261 103 12.4 4.7 0.9 6.0 51% .367 .307 1.90 4.85 7.31
2009 COH AAA 16 0 21.7 1 0 3 23 5 23 0 .249 114 9.5 2.1 0.0 9.5 56% .371 .209 1.29 1.86 0.83
2009 GIG Wnt 2 1 5.0 0 0 0 1 4 7 0 .000 1.8 7.2 0.0 12.6 0% .125 .000 1.00 2.85 0.00
2010 CLE MLB 70 0 61.0 6 1 0 72 25 36 3 .259 107 10.6 3.7 0.4 5.3 59% .332 .265 1.59 3.74 3.25
2011 CLE MLB 71 0 63.0 5 2 0 59 19 33 2 .261 102 8.4 2.7 0.3 4.7 60% .281 .237 1.24 3.33 3.00
2012 CLE MLB 8 0 7.7 1 0 0 5 4 4 1 .254 93 5.9 4.7 1.2 4.7 39% .182 .227 1.17 5.26 3.52
2012 AKR AA 3 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .266 95 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 62% .154 .086 0.50 3.20 0.00
2012 COH AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .262 122 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 60% .200 .140 1.00 3.66 0.00
2013 PME AA 25 0 30.7 2 2 6 27 5 30 3 .267 101 7.9 1.5 0.9 8.8 51% .282 .228 1.04 3.23 2.64
2013 ROC AAA 4 0 4.0 1 0 0 2 3 2 1 .248 103 4.5 6.8 2.2 4.5 64% .100 .225 1.25 7.70 2.25
2014 IND AAA 10 8 56.0 3 1 0 56 12 34 2 .244 106 9.0 1.9 0.3 5.5 44% .293 .230 1.21 3.36 1.77
2014 ROU AAA 4 0 3.7 0 1 0 4 0 4 1 .265 104 9.8 0.0 2.5 9.8 45% .300 .242 1.09 5.06 7.36
2015 QUI AAA 13 13 81.3 5 5 0 71 15 52 5 .000 7.9 1.7 0.6 5.8 0% .267 .000 1.06 3.67 1.99
2015 GIG Wnt 7 7 29.0 0 2 0 31 9 16 4 .000 9.6 2.8 1.2 5.0 0% .297 .000 1.38 4.24 4.03

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 1128 0.5434 0.4849 0.7112 0.5905 0.3592 0.8398 0.4595 0.2888
2009 742 0.5148 0.4744 0.7500 0.6257 0.3139 0.8745 0.4867 0.2500
2010 1053 0.4919 0.4672 0.7886 0.6236 0.3159 0.8762 0.6213 0.2114
2011 887 0.5344 0.4589 0.8108 0.6160 0.2785 0.8630 0.6783 0.1892
2012 112 0.4107 0.4196 0.7234 0.7174 0.2121 0.8182 0.5000 0.2766
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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
2012-09-26 2012-09-26 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2012-09-26 -
2012-08-11 2012-08-11 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2012-04-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 161 146 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-03-01 2012-03-21 Camp 20 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SEA $
2014 TEX $
2013 MIN $
2012 CLE $2,005,000
2011 CLE $1,330,000
2010 CLE $795,000
2009 CLE $436,300
2008 CLE $406,700
2007 CLE $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,354,000
6 yrTotal$5,354,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 157 dDrew Seccafico1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/13/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/18/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 4/17/14. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 7/12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/14/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 5/17/13. Signed by Boston as a free agent 5/23/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.005M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/2/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.4M-$1.6M). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 55 games. Non-tendered by Cleveland 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$1.33M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.795M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4363M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09 (split contract, $244,100 in minors. Optioned to Triple-A 5/6/09. Recalled 5/29/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/8/09. Recalled 8/7/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4067M (2008). Re-signed 2/28/08 (split contract, $177,500 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (split contract, $92,000 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 5/3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/5/07. Recalled 5/28/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 3/06. Optioned to Double-A 3/06, 4/06. Recalled 6/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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BP Articles

Rafael Perez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 18th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoNick J. Faleris2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoBen Lindbergh2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessArbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Sergio RomoBradford Doolittle2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: New Homes for Tampa InfieldersR.J. Anderson2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Non-TendersR.J. Anderson2012-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralStephani Bee2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralCorey Dawkins2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Season Wrap-upJay Jaffe2007-10-07
Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus IndiansJay Jaffe2007-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Cleveland Indians Can Win the World SeriesDan Fox2007-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cleveland Indians Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-16
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Indians, BrewersBaseball Prospectus2006-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-12, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-13
Prospectus Notebook: Reds, Indians, MarlinsBaseball Prospectus2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 18-20Christina Kahrl2006-04-21
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Rafael Perez threw 4,574 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Slider (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (87mph).