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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 405.3 21 21 1 190 4.46 -1.2
Birth Date1-31-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
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 SLN 23 40 0 55.0 0.0 55.0 4 0 1 0 0 0 225 46 22 18 5 70 15 13 4 29 2.95 4.16 4.80 4.1 0.5
2006 SLN 24 43 1 56.7 2.0 54.7 1 2 0 0 0 0 245 58 23 21 4 85 20 17 5 32 3.34 4.22 4.88 3.2 0.3
2007 SLN 25 44 17 129.3 92.7 36.7 8 6 0 0 8 1 580 157 76 68 23 263 40 38 13 53 4.73 5.90 6.96 -11.7 -1.6
2008 SLN 26 26 6 64.7 29.3 35.3 6 3 0 2 1 0 273 72 38 37 5 111 19 18 3 32 5.15 4.14 4.84 5.4 0.6
2009 SLN 27 32 8 80.0 43.0 37.0 2 6 0 0 1 1 345 85 45 43 8 137 23 21 7 34 4.84 4.63 5.96 -8.2 -0.9
2010 KCA 28 16 0 19.7 0.0 19.7 0 4 0 1 0 0 89 25 16 14 4 44 4 3 1 10 6.41 5.44 6.45 -1.1 -0.1
Career20132405.3167.0238.3212113102175744322020149710121110331904.464.885.82-8.3-1.2

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 PEO A 30 4 65.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PMB A+ 2 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .188 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SCO Wnt 9 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEN AA 13 12 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .248 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MEM AAA 3 3 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 msa Wnt 4 3 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLN MLB 40 0 55.0 4.80 96 .217 .268 .330 .422 .262 .238 101 3.9 0.4 4.1 0.5
2005 MEM AAA 9 0 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.550 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SLN MLB 43 1 56.7 4.88 93 .255 .265 .328 .422 .260 .293 94 3.3 0.3 3.2 0.3
2006 MEM AAA 14 5 42.1 4.02 110 .212 .276 .343 .432 .272 .270 97 8.4 0.8 7.9 0.9
2007 SLN MLB 44 17 129.3 6.96 59 .289 .262 .328 .421 .257 .297 103 -12.6 -1.2 -11.7 -1.6
2007 MEM AAA 2 1 8.3 5.73 74 .266 .262 .320 .424 .250 .207 92 -1.4 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2008 SLN MLB 26 6 64.7 4.84 92 .270 .257 .321 .408 .254 .313 96 3.2 0.3 5.4 0.6
2008 MEM AAA 3 3 12.7 7.51 44 .360 .272 .330 .422 .253 .346 96 -1.9 -0.2 -2.4 -0.3
2009 SLN MLB 32 8 80.0 5.96 57 .276 .257 .321 .401 .256 .282 92 -8.7 -0.9 -8.2 -0.9
2009 MEM AAA 3 3 15.7 4.02 95 .197 .252 .329 .366 .266 .250 82 1.4 0.1 1.9 0.2
2010 KCA MLB 16 0 19.7 6.45 75 .292 .259 .331 .408 .259 .300 115 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2010 OMA AAA 3 3 11.7 5.24 104 .285 .284 .347 .443 .261 .326 109 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2010 ROU AAA 15 0 23.3 6.07 86 .321 .264 .336 .406 .256 .396 102 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.0
2011 LIC Wnt 3 3 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NBR AA 4 1 7.0 7.31 43 .390 .250 .316 .365 .250 .484 105 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1

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 PMB A+ 1 0 0 2 1 6.0 3 0 4 0 0% .188 4.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 SCO Wnt 1 0 1 9 0 11.3 8 2 6 1 0% .000 6.4 1.6 0.8 4.8 0.88 1.59 0.0 0.0
2003 PEO A 5 3 0 30 4 65.0 70 10 43 2 0% .319 9.7 1.4 0.3 6.0 1.23 2.91 0.0 0.0
2004 msa Wnt 0 0 0 4 3 14.0 18 3 10 0 0% .000 11.6 1.9 0.0 6.4 1.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
2004 MEM AAA 1 0 0 3 3 14.7 20 3 10 3 0% .347 12.2 1.8 1.8 6.1 1.56 5.51 0.0 0.0
2004 TEN AA 8 2 0 13 12 72.3 56 11 57 6 0% .248 7.0 1.4 0.7 7.1 0.93 2.37 0.0 0.0
2005 MEM AAA 2 1 0 9 0 13.7 12 7 11 1 0% -.550 7.9 4.6 0.7 7.2 1.39 3.28 0.0 0.0
2005 SLN MLB 4 0 1 40 0 55.0 46 15 29 5 60% .238 7.5 2.5 0.8 4.7 1.11 2.95 4.1 0.5
2006 MEM AAA 2 0 0 14 5 42.1 36 6 33 3 61% .270 7.7 1.3 0.6 7.1 1.00 2.14 7.9 0.9
2006 SLN MLB 1 2 0 43 1 56.7 58 20 32 4 57% .293 9.2 3.2 0.6 5.1 1.38 3.34 3.2 0.3
2007 MEM AAA 0 0 0 2 1 8.3 8 1 2 2 42% .207 8.7 1.1 2.2 2.2 1.08 4.34 -0.7 -0.1
2007 SLN MLB 8 6 0 44 17 129.3 157 40 53 23 51% .297 10.9 2.8 1.6 3.7 1.52 4.73 -11.7 -1.6
2008 MEM AAA 1 1 0 3 3 12.7 22 2 4 4 59% .346 15.6 1.4 2.8 2.8 1.89 7.80 -2.4 -0.3
2008 SLN MLB 6 3 0 26 6 64.7 72 19 32 5 52% .313 10.0 2.6 0.7 4.5 1.41 5.15 5.4 0.6
2009 MEM AAA 2 0 0 3 3 15.7 13 1 9 1 55% .250 7.5 0.6 0.6 5.2 0.89 3.44 1.9 0.2
2009 SLN MLB 2 6 0 32 8 80.0 85 23 34 8 54% .282 9.6 2.6 0.9 3.8 1.35 4.84 -8.2 -0.9
2010 OMA AAA 0 1 0 3 3 11.7 16 1 3 1 36% .326 12.3 0.8 0.8 2.3 1.45 5.38 1.8 0.2
2010 ROU AAA 1 1 0 15 0 23.3 41 4 12 3 49% .396 15.8 1.5 1.2 4.6 1.93 8.88 0.1 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 0 4 0 16 0 19.7 25 4 10 4 47% .300 11.4 1.8 1.8 4.6 1.47 6.41 -1.1 -0.1
2011 LIC Wnt 0 1 0 3 3 9.0 12 6 2 1 0% .314 12.0 6.0 1.0 2.0 2.00 8.00 0.0 0.0
2012 NBR AA 0 1 0 4 1 7.0 16 0 5 1 34% .484 20.6 0.0 1.3 6.4 2.29 10.29 0.7 0.1

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 956 0.4854 0.4627 0.8549 0.6638 0.2703 0.9253 0.6917 0.1429
2009 1131 0.5261 0.4544 0.8889 0.5849 0.3078 0.9425 0.7758 0.1092
2010 314 0.5414 0.4682 0.8776 0.6353 0.2708 0.8889 0.8462 0.1224
Career24010.51190.45950.87390.62290.2880.92860.75150.1243

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-07-28 2008-07-28 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Blister -
2008-04-23 2008-06-18 15-DL 56 51 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 KCA $
2009 SLN $650,000
2008 SLN $414,000
2007 SLN $400,000
2006 SLN $334,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,798,000
4 yrTotal$1,798,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 110 d1 year (2010)

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/19/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 4/23/10. DFA by Kansas City 6/3/10 (refused assignment). Signed by Houston as a free agent 6/13/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Released by St. Louis 11/4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2008). Re-signed 3/4/08.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.334M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 5/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (16-492) (Dixie JC, Utah).

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.642.710.16.215.4

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1 84 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
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6 81 Jorge Sosa 2010 5.40
7 81 Josh Towers 2009 5.06
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9 80 Runelvys Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
10 80 R.A. Dickey 2007 0.00 DNP
11 80 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
12 79 Rob Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
13 79 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
14 79 Calvin Maduro 2007 0.00 DNP
15 79 Ramiro Mendoza 2004 3.23
16 79 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
17 79 Joe Mays 2008 0.00 DNP
18 79 Dave Hillman 1960 6.57
19 79 Brandon Duckworth 2008 4.74
20 78 Tim Redding 2010 0.00 DNP
21 78 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
22 78 Jason Grilli 2009 5.32
23 78 Dave Schmidt 1989 5.80
24 78 Paul Quantrill 2001 3.04
25 78 Harry Dorish 1954 2.89
26 78 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
27 77 Chuck Taylor 1974 2.42
28 77 Tomo Ohka 2008 0.00 DNP
29 77 Reggie Cleveland 1980 4.26
30 77 Phil Regan 1969 3.93
31 77 Casey Fossum 2010 0.00 DNP
32 77 Lee Stange 1969 4.66
33 77 Wes Obermueller 2009 0.00 DNP
34 77 Vern Ruhle 1983 3.77
35 77 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
36 77 Elmer Dessens 2003 5.48
37 77 Art Ditmar 1961 5.48
38 77 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
39 76 Joaquin Andujar 1985 3.77
40 76 Steve Gromek 1952 4.04
41 76 Lenny DiNardo 2012 0.00 DNP
42 76 Brian Lawrence 2008 0.00 DNP
43 76 Mike Fyhrie 2002 4.62
44 76 Alfredo Simon 2013 3.18
45 76 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
46 76 Jerry Reed 1988 4.38
47 76 Marvin Freeman 1995 6.18
48 76 Ray Washburn 1970 8.28
49 76 Willie Blair 1998 5.18
50 76 Terry Mulholland 1995 6.77
51 76 Zane Smith 1993 4.66
52 76 Tom Gorman 1957 4.08
53 76 Bud Black 1989 3.85
54 76 Sam Zoldak 1951 3.79
55 76 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
56 76 Bob Tewksbury 1993 4.17
57 76 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
58 76 Ryan Franklin 2005 5.19
59 75 Scott Terry 1992 0.00 DNP
60 75 Bill Wegman 1995 5.60
61 75 Bryn Smith 1988 3.59
62 75 Duke Maas 1961 54.00
63 75 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
64 75 Tom House 1979 0.00 DNP
65 75 Shawn Hill 2013 0.00 DNP
66 75 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
67 75 Dave Borkowski 2009 0.00 DNP
68 75 John Burkett 1997 5.04
69 75 Donn Pall 1994 4.62
70 75 Don Nottebart 1968 0.00 DNP
71 75 Tony Armas 2010 0.00 DNP
72 75 Jim Perry 1968 2.40
73 75 Jim Acker 1991 5.40
74 75 Stu Miller 1960 4.25
75 75 Bob Ojeda 1990 4.04
76 75 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
77 75 Doc Medich 1981 3.20
78 75 Dale Mohorcic 1988 5.18
79 75 Billy O'Dell 1965 2.82
80 75 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
81 75 Carlos Reyes 2001 0.00 DNP
82 75 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
83 75 Murray Wall 1959 6.08
84 75 Dave Goltz 1981 4.09
85 75 Mike Caldwell 1981 4.36
86 75 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
87 75 Joe Horlen 1970 5.07
88 75 Seth McClung 2013 0.00 DNP
89 75 Cory Lidle 2004 5.24
90 75 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
91 75 Chad Durbin 2010 3.67
92 75 Larry Andersen 1985 5.05
93 74 Jesus Colome 2010 5.29
94 74 Doug Brocail 1999 2.52
95 74 Rick Rhoden 1985 5.02
96 74 Bob Friend 1963 2.91
97 74 Les Lancaster 1994 0.00 DNP
98 74 Rick White 2001 5.04
99 74 Hal Brown 1957 4.02
100 74 Rick Wise 1978 4.93

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Brad Thompson doesn't have hard stuff, but he induces grounders and knows where almost every pitch he throws is headed—often the bleachers. The Royals cut him loose in June, and the Astros followed suit in August.
2010 La Russa and Duncan get credit for rotations of retreaded heroes and hyperadaptive reliever usage patterns, but it's worth remembering they also like having an old-fashioned swingman around. Whether Gene Nelson or Mark Petkovsek, there's always someone who gets dropped into a utility role; do it well, and you get permanent employment in the People's Republic of Uncle Tony. Thompson is a finesse right-hander who couldn't keep the gig, but he'll give it another shot with the Royals.
2009 Thompson is a serviceable long man, although now that he's arb-eligible, that marginal value has dwindled. He's too homer-prone and hittable to pitch high-leverage innings, and is a weak option to do more than spot work as a starter. Every team needs a guy who can soak up peripheral frames, and Thompson capably plays that role, but so could many other pitchers.
2008 Strikeout rate is more consistent from year to year than ERA, and thus a better indicator of future performance, because it's a better indicator of the quality of a pitcher's pitches. Thompson's 5.1 K/9 in 2006 was a flashing red light that his ERA would be rising sharply, which is exactly what it did. Throw in a lack of command and an unusually low home-run rate bound to regress, and Thompson's 2007 season was as predictable as they come. He's a fringe swingman.
2007 For the second year in a row, Thompson had considerably more success at home than on the road. It`s hard to call a sophomore season that included two demotions to the minors as a success, but Thompson only earned the first and pitched very well after returning. The line one always hears about sinkerball pitchers is that they need to be tired to be effective. Contrary to that theory, Thompson`s best efforts in the past two seasons has come in his first 15 pitches (.226/.291/.301). Beyond that, his OPS jumps 250 points.
2006 A classic sinker/slider guy who keeps the ball down with extreme prejudice. His strikeout rate isn`t fantastic, but it doesn`t have to be when he`s getting more than twice as many groundball outs as flyball outs. He pitched well against both lefties and righties to earn LaRussa`s trust before his 30th birthday, which is really saying something. He`ll be a middle reliever and designated double play guy out of the Cardinal pen for the foreseeable future, and should perform well in that role.
2005 Thompson made headlines for his record-setting scoreless innings streak last season at double-A Tennessee. He's long on command, but short on projectable stuff. There's much to like about him from a statistical standpoint, but he's one of those deep repertoire pitchers without a true out pitch. At this point, he looks like Dan Haren Lite.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Cardinals do with the 5th starter spot behind Carp/Wainwright/Lohse/Penny?
(Jake from St. Louis)
Mitchell Boggs likes ground balls (which is good, because he also likes walks). Brad Thompson likes GBs too, but doesn’t like strikeouts. I don’t see the point of signing a free agent to be your 5th starter, so put Boggs and Thompson in a cage, and whoever emerges with his arm still attached gets the ball on fifth day. (Russell A. Carleton)
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for answering my question, but Brad Thompson is in the Royals' organization now. So, I guess you're going with Mitchell Boggs as the 5th starter in STL?
(Jake from St. Louis, MO)
This is what happens when you read Dr. Sears rather than Christina Kahrl's transaction column. (Russell A. Carleton)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Two part question - #1 Is there an underlying reason for the Cardinals' seemingly high injury rate among picthers (Carpenter, Mulder, Isringhausen, Kinney, Brad Thompson, Tyler Johsnon all just this year)? #2 Is the club doing anything to try to address the problem on a more macro level?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
(Warwick Avenue by Duffy) I think 1 is best explained that three of those came into the organization as upside-based injury risks. If you bring in the type of guys they do, some are going to blow up. With Carpenter, there was quite the run there. On 2, yes, they've definitely been looking at it, overhauling their minor league pitching structure and doing some very forward thinking things. They have Sig Mejdal in the front office, remember. He's in the top five of smart guys I've met in the game. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brad Thompson threw 3,169 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph) and Slider (78mph).