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David Purcey PWhite Sox

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-22-1982
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age34 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
-0.12013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based 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
2008 TOR MLB 12 12 65.0 3 6 0 67 29 58 9 .269 99 9.3 4.0 1.2 8.0 33% .307 .286 1.48 4.70 5.54 108 5.41 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 9 9 48.0 1 3 0 54 30 39 6 .256 104 10.1 5.6 1.1 7.3 33% .327 .285 1.75 5.08 6.19 119 6.75 -0.6
2010 TOR MLB 33 0 34.0 1 1 1 26 15 32 3 .260 113 6.9 4.0 0.8 8.5 31% .247 .226 1.21 3.64 3.71 108 5.19 -0.1
2011 DET 0 19 0 18.7 1 2 0 21 20 12 1 .262 112 10.1 9.6 0.5 5.8 49% .333 .298 2.20 5.69 7.23 0 0.00 0.0
2011 OAK 0 9 0 12.7 0 0 0 9 3 7 1 .251 92 6.4 2.1 0.7 5.0 35% .205 .196 0.95 3.69 2.13 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TOR 0 5 0 2.3 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 .252 100 11.6 15.4 0.0 11.6 43% .429 .355 3.00 5.63 11.57 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHA MLB 24 0 25.3 1 1 0 19 17 23 2 .268 100 6.8 6.0 0.7 8.2 42% .246 .269 1.42 4.54 2.13 110 5.02 -0.1
2011 TOT MLB 33 0 33.7 1 2 0 33 27 22 2 .258 104 8.8 7.2 0.5 5.9 44% .292 .271 1.78 4.93 5.61 128 5.32 -0.2
CareerMLB11121206.0713119911817422.2621038.75.21.07.635%.293.2721.544.634.981145.62-1.0

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
2004 AUB A- 3 2 12.0 1 0 0 6 1 13 0 .000 4.5 0.8 0.0 9.8 0% .214 .000 0.58 1.79 1.50 0 0.00
2005 DUN A+ 21 21 94.3 5 4 0 80 56 116 8 .241 96 7.6 5.3 0.8 11.1 44% .354 .257 1.44 4.19 3.63 0 0.00
2005 NHP AA 8 8 43.0 4 3 0 32 25 45 2 .262 27 6.7 5.2 0.4 9.4 47% .270 .196 1.33 3.48 2.93 0 0.00
2006 NHP AA 16 16 88.0 4 5 0 101 44 81 9 .000 10.3 4.5 0.9 8.3 0% .343 .000 1.65 4.48 5.62 0 0.00
2006 SYR AAA 12 12 51.2 2 7 0 49 38 45 7 .253 99 8.6 6.7 1.2 7.9 53% .280 .276 1.70 5.44 5.45 111 6.66
2007 NHP AA 11 11 62.0 3 5 0 67 16 55 4 .259 107 9.7 2.3 0.6 8.0 43% .337 .247 1.34 3.30 5.37 90 3.16
2007 SUR Wnt 6 6 22.0 1 2 0 13 9 25 0 .000 5.3 3.7 0.0 10.2 0% .232 .000 1.00 2.62 1.23 0 0.00
2008 TOR MLB 12 12 65.0 3 6 0 67 29 58 9 .269 99 9.3 4.0 1.2 8.0 33% .307 .286 1.48 4.70 5.54 108 5.41
2008 SYR AAA 19 19 117.0 8 6 0 97 34 121 8 .266 87 7.5 2.6 0.6 9.3 45% .289 .219 1.12 3.12 2.69 77 3.00
2009 TOR MLB 9 9 48.0 1 3 0 54 30 39 6 .256 104 10.1 5.6 1.1 7.3 33% .327 .285 1.75 5.08 6.19 119 6.75
2009 LVG AAA 24 24 139.3 9 6 0 132 78 109 7 .277 97 8.5 5.0 0.5 7.0 43% .302 .268 1.51 4.42 4.46 111 6.89
2010 TOR MLB 33 0 34.0 1 1 1 26 15 32 3 .260 113 6.9 4.0 0.8 8.5 31% .247 .226 1.21 3.64 3.71 108 5.19
2010 NHP AA 3 0 2.7 0 1 0 3 1 5 1 .266 113 10.0 3.3 3.3 16.7 33% .400 .284 1.48 5.58 13.33 0 0.00
2010 LVG AAA 17 0 18.7 2 1 0 14 15 23 2 .271 115 6.7 7.2 1.0 11.1 36% .267 .247 1.55 4.92 3.37 0 0.00
2011 DET MLB 19 0 18.7 1 2 0 21 20 12 1 .262 112 10.1 9.6 0.5 5.8 49% .333 .298 2.20 5.69 7.23 128 5.39
2011 OAK MLB 9 0 12.7 0 0 0 9 3 7 1 .251 92 6.4 2.1 0.7 5.0 35% .205 .196 0.95 3.69 2.13 128 5.09
2011 TOR MLB 5 0 2.3 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 .252 100 11.6 15.4 0.0 11.6 43% .429 .355 3.00 5.63 11.57 126 6.06
2011 TOL AAA 8 0 11.3 0 0 0 11 5 7 0 .252 94 8.7 4.0 0.0 5.6 49% .314 .243 1.41 3.59 2.38 107 6.82
2012 LEH AAA 47 1 57.7 1 4 0 57 33 63 2 .252 97 8.9 5.2 0.3 9.8 37% .346 .271 1.56 3.56 4.37 107 6.88
2013 CHA MLB 24 0 25.3 1 1 0 19 17 23 2 .268 100 6.8 6.0 0.7 8.2 42% .246 .269 1.42 4.54 2.13 110 5.02
2013 CHR AAA 26 0 38.7 0 2 3 30 12 43 2 .254 98 7.0 2.8 0.5 10.0 42% .289 .221 1.09 2.74 3.03 78 2.93
2014 CHR AAA 12 0 19.7 0 2 2 19 14 15 3 .249 115 8.7 6.4 1.4 6.9 43% .291 .268 1.68 5.95 4.58 121 8.98

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 1096 0.4964 0.4398 0.7635 0.6360 0.2464 0.8266 0.6029 0.2365
2009 871 0.5006 0.4420 0.8026 0.6583 0.2253 0.8362 0.7041 0.1974
2010 611 0.4845 0.4861 0.7475 0.6858 0.2984 0.7734 0.6915 0.2525
2011 677 0.4845 0.4284 0.8345 0.6402 0.2292 0.8952 0.6750 0.1655
2013 455 0.4703 0.4352 0.7475 0.6495 0.2448 0.8633 0.4746 0.2525
Career37100.49010.44530.7810.65190.24670.83710.63870.219

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
2013-09-21 2013-09-30 DTD 9 9 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2010-08-12 2010-09-01 15-DL 20 19 Right Foot Sprain -
2007-06-15 2007-09-04 Minors 81 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CHA $
2012 PHI $
2011 TOR $436,400
2009 TOR $403,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$840,100
2 yrTotal$840,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 133 dSteve Hilliard1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago White Sox 5/12/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/18/13. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/9/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4364M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 2/11. Acquired by Oakland in trade 4/18/11 after being DFA by Toronto 4/12/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Oakland 5/27/11. DFA by Detroit 8/2/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4037M (2009). Re-signed 2/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07.
  • Drafted 2004 (1-16) (Oklahoma). Signed 7/04, $1.6M signing bonus.

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Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Cream RisesTommy Bennett2011-05-30
Transaction Analysis: May Swapmeet, Sizemore for PurceyKevin Goldstein2011-05-27
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Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Adam Lind and David Purcey for Bay deal workout well for both teams? Wouldn't Lind project as a lefthanded Bay with a little less power in his prime?
(Taylor from Toronto)
I think the Pirates would want some higher-end guys than Lind and Purcey. I don't think Lind is in Bay's class and Purcey doesn't excite me. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, David Purcey threw 3,859 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).