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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 281 18 19 51 230 4.10 1.7
Birth Date1-12-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
2005 BAL 23 41 0 40.7 0.0 40.7 1 3 0 4 0 0 174 34 15 12 5 57 18 15 1 43 2.66 3.94 3.79 9.5 1.0
2006 BAL 24 61 0 66.0 0.0 66.0 4 4 33 6 0 0 267 45 22 20 10 82 27 25 1 51 2.73 4.89 5.41 6.1 0.6
2007 BAL 25 43 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 5 6 16 4 0 0 179 35 22 21 5 58 18 16 2 44 4.43 4.18 6.44 -1.2 -0.1
2009 BAL 27 46 0 43.3 0.0 43.3 0 4 0 3 0 0 214 64 36 35 8 103 23 16 1 39 7.27 5.41 5.79 0.7 0.1
2010 SFN 28 28 0 24.0 0.0 24.0 3 0 1 1 0 0 101 24 11 11 1 34 9 8 0 15 4.12 3.52 4.83 -0.7 -0.1
2010 TEX 28 35 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 2 0 1 2 0 0 133 24 12 12 4 44 16 15 0 16 3.41 5.19 5.72 0.1 0.0
2011 SEA 29 29 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 3 2 0 2 0 0 139 33 18 17 2 47 12 10 0 22 4.68 3.61 3.70 2.5 0.3
Career2830281.00.0281.0181951220012072591361283542512310552304.104.495.1717.01.7

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 ABE A- 9 8 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DEL A 10 9 50.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRD A+ 14 14 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BAL MLB 41 0 40.7 3.79 121 .245 .270 .335 .434 .267 .271 101 9.5 1.0 9.5 1.0
2005 BOW AA 31 0 37.3 3.45 116 .161 .261 .330 .414 .261 .204 77 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2006 BAL MLB 61 0 66.0 5.41 99 .216 .271 .337 .437 .260 .197 108 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2007 BAL MLB 43 0 42.7 6.44 69 .232 .268 .337 .419 .263 .273 101 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2008 DEL A 1 0 1.0 0.61 189 .226 .200 .274 .240 .202 1.000 117 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2008 ABE A- 3 0 3.0 0.74 182 .274 .273 .349 .387 .276 .500 93 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2008 FRD A+ 1 0 1.0 9.81 15 .455 .251 .331 .373 .249 .500 111 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2008 BOW AA 1 0 1.0 1.94 158 .000 .274 .364 .388 .273 .000 101 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 ORI Rk 3 3 3.0 3.06 130 .192 .271 .353 .367 .273 .333 93 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 46 0 43.3 5.79 88 .321 .267 .335 .437 .264 .392 107 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 BOW AA 3 0 3.0 4.70 81 .105 .283 .366 .427 .293 .000 91 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 NOR AAA 8 0 12.0 2.96 135 .155 .265 .324 .399 .246 .185 106 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 SFN MLB 28 0 24.0 4.83 81 .261 .262 .325 .415 .272 .303 92 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2010 TEX MLB 35 0 31.7 5.72 87 .223 .254 .318 .392 .252 .206 113 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 SJO A+ 1 1 1.7 3.39 130 .578 .284 .343 .404 .266 .778 104 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 SEA MLB 29 0 32.7 3.70 110 .274 .258 .324 .418 .267 .301 93 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2012 COH AAA 33 0 36.0 4.65 105 .229 .260 .334 .395 .256 .302 112 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2012 SAC AAA 6 0 6.0 7.20 34 .376 .273 .337 .388 .261 .316 83 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

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 ABE A- 2 0 0 9 8 38.3 32 10 44 0 0% .320 7.5 2.3 0.0 10.3 1.10 2.82 0.0 0.0
2004 FRD A+ 6 3 0 14 14 73.3 82 20 74 6 0% .362 10.1 2.5 0.7 9.1 1.39 3.81 0.0 0.0
2004 DEL A 2 3 0 10 9 50.0 43 17 46 3 0% .286 7.7 3.1 0.5 8.3 1.20 3.42 0.0 0.0
2005 BOW AA 1 2 18 31 0 37.3 17 7 40 3 55% .204 4.1 1.7 0.7 9.7 0.64 0.97 6.0 0.6
2005 BAL MLB 1 3 0 41 0 40.7 34 18 43 5 35% .271 7.5 4.0 1.1 9.5 1.28 2.66 9.5 1.0
2006 BAL MLB 4 4 33 61 0 66.0 45 27 51 10 37% .197 6.1 3.7 1.4 7.0 1.09 2.73 6.1 0.6
2007 BAL MLB 5 6 16 43 0 42.7 35 18 44 5 45% .273 7.4 3.8 1.1 9.3 1.24 4.43 -1.2 -0.1
2008 ABE A- 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 4 0 5 0 50% .500 12.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 1.33 0.00 1.8 0.2
2008 BOW AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2008 DEL A 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 2 0 100% 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.5 0.1
2008 ORI Rk 0 0 0 3 3 3.0 3 0 3 0 33% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 1.3 0.1
2008 FRD A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 3 0 1 1 40% .500 27.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 3.00 18.00 -0.5 -0.0
2009 NOR AAA 0 1 1 8 0 12.0 5 4 13 0 37% .185 3.8 3.0 0.0 9.8 0.75 2.25 2.7 0.3
2009 BOW AA 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 0 2 2 0 57% .000 0.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0.67 0.00 -0.1 -0.0
2009 BAL MLB 0 4 0 46 0 43.3 64 23 39 8 44% .392 13.3 4.8 1.7 8.1 2.01 7.27 0.7 0.1
2010 SFN MLB 3 0 1 28 0 24.0 24 9 15 1 45% .303 9.0 3.4 0.4 5.6 1.38 4.12 -0.7 -0.1
2010 TEX MLB 2 0 1 35 0 31.7 24 16 16 4 38% .206 6.8 4.5 1.1 4.5 1.26 3.41 0.1 0.0
2010 SJO A+ 0 1 0 1 1 1.7 7 0 1 0 44% .778 37.1 0.0 0.0 5.3 4.12 10.59 0.9 0.1
2011 SEA MLB 3 2 0 29 0 32.7 33 12 22 2 49% .301 9.1 3.3 0.6 6.1 1.38 4.68 2.5 0.3
2012 COH AAA 2 4 11 33 0 36.0 33 17 30 1 52% .302 8.2 4.2 0.2 7.5 1.39 2.75 3.4 0.3
2012 SAC AAA 0 0 0 6 0 6.0 7 6 6 1 40% .316 10.5 9.0 1.5 9.0 2.17 6.00 -1.8 -0.2

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
2009 755 0.5523 0.4668 0.7898 0.6235 0.2722 0.8692 0.5652 0.2102
2010 876 0.5160 0.4565 0.8471 0.6593 0.2382 0.8993 0.6931 0.1529
2011 492 0.5447 0.5122 0.7976 0.6978 0.2902 0.8449 0.6615 0.1984
Career21230.53560.47310.81530.65550.26230.8760.64030.1838

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-30 2011-08-15 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-03-04 2011-03-16 Camp 12 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-08-18 2010-09-03 15-DL 16 14 Right Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2010-03-02 2010-03-10 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Soreness Posterior -
2009-07-06 2009-07-31 15-DL 25 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2008-03-21 2008-09-28 60-DL 191 160 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-17
2007-07-21 2007-09-30 60-DL 71 65 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-17
2006-09-23 2006-09-30 DTD 7 6 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CLE $
2011 SEA $1,000,000
2010 TEX $975,000
2009 BAL $850,000
2008 TEX $445,000
2007 BAL $420,000
2006 BAL $335,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,025,000
6 yrTotal$4,025,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 64 dLon Babby1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 7/7/12. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 7/12/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Oakland 7/26/12.
  • 1 year/$1M (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/25/11 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 3/28/11. Released by Seattle 8/15/11.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2009). Re-signed 1/13/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired in trade from Baltimore 12/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2008). Re-signed 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 6/05.
  • Drafted 2003 (3-74) (William & Mary). $0.485M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)There are talks between the O's and Rangers for Millwood. I wouldn't care if the O's gave up Chris Ray and a minor leaguer. But to dip into their talent pool for 35 year old would be asinine. Wouldn't they be better off signing a Jon Garland-type (if that's the type of pitcher they're looking for)? I just don't see the point of this trade. Maybe you could shine some light on it.
(MarkakisFan from Baltimore)
Millwood is better than the field, and the Orioles have enough depth that they can dip into it to make this deal. Frankly, they should eat all the salary if it means giving up less in the way of prospects. I'm not sure they need another innings guy--Jeremy Guthrie is supposed to be that guy, I thought--but it doesn't hurt to have a 33-start, 200-inning guy in the fold when you're bringing young pitchers along. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI remember when Bill Bray was the cost-effective first-round pick in one of the last Expos draft. I remember him closing out wins for William & Mary's best starter, Chris Ray. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chris Ray threw 2,338 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Splitter (87mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (79mph).