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Portrait of Oscar Villarreal

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-22-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 9 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.22014
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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
2003 ARI 21 86 1 98.0 3.0 95.0 10 7 0 5 0 0 422 80 40 28 6 112 46 36 3 80 2.57 3.64 3.96 16.1 1.7
2004 ARI 22 17 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0 2 0 2 0 0 84 25 14 14 3 43 7 6 1 17 7.00 4.57 6.19 -0.6 -0.1
2005 ARI 23 11 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 2 0 0 2 0 0 57 11 8 8 2 19 6 4 1 5 5.27 5.70 7.23 -1.2 -0.1
2006 ATL 24 58 4 92.3 18.0 74.3 9 1 0 4 0 0 397 93 41 37 13 154 27 24 5 55 3.61 4.79 5.71 -2.8 -0.2
2007 ATL 25 51 0 76.3 0.0 76.3 2 2 1 3 0 0 336 75 40 36 6 112 32 24 4 58 4.24 4.09 4.77 6.8 0.7
2008 HOU 26 35 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 1 3 0 2 0 0 168 42 25 21 12 86 17 17 2 21 5.02 7.65 7.78 -8.1 -0.8
Career2585336.021.0315.0241511800146432616814442526135111162363.864.645.2810.11.1

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 ARI MLB 86 1 98.0 3.96 118 .231 .262 .326 .414 .258 .258 104 16.7 1.7 16.1 1.7
2004 ARI MLB 17 0 18.0 6.19 68 .312 .264 .330 .425 .259 .393 100 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2005 ARI MLB 11 0 13.7 7.23 59 .249 .270 .336 .418 .261 .209 112 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2006 ATL MLB 58 4 92.3 5.71 76 .262 .262 .327 .426 .262 .269 94 -1.0 -0.1 -2.8 -0.2
2007 ATL MLB 51 0 76.3 4.77 101 .256 .270 .335 .428 .261 .292 101 6.9 0.7 6.8 0.7
2008 HOU MLB 35 0 37.7 7.78 31 .305 .261 .331 .411 .259 .259 99 -8.0 -0.8 -8.1 -0.8
2011 ABQ AAA 2 0 2.7 4.13 148 .291 .276 .348 .416 .260 .444 139 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2011 MXC Wnt 28 0 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 37 2 68.7 4.37 97 .236 .255 .324 .379 .249 .288 95 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 MXC Wnt 31 0 37.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PAW AAA 14 0 24.3 4.36 99 .254 .256 .328 .392 .254 .304 99 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2013 MEX int 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 ARI MLB 10 7 0 86 1 98.0 80 46 80 6 49% .258 7.3 4.2 0.6 7.3 1.29 2.57 16.1 1.7
2004 ARI MLB 0 2 0 17 0 18.0 25 7 17 3 32% .393 12.5 3.5 1.5 8.5 1.78 7.00 -0.6 -0.1
2005 ARI MLB 2 0 0 11 0 13.7 11 6 5 2 36% .209 7.2 4.0 1.3 3.3 1.24 5.27 -1.2 -0.1
2006 ATL MLB 9 1 0 58 4 92.3 93 27 55 13 48% .269 9.1 2.6 1.3 5.4 1.30 3.61 -2.8 -0.2
2007 ATL MLB 2 2 1 51 0 76.3 75 32 58 6 47% .292 8.8 3.8 0.7 6.8 1.40 4.24 6.8 0.7
2008 HOU MLB 1 3 0 35 0 37.7 42 17 21 12 42% .259 10.0 4.1 2.9 5.0 1.57 5.02 -8.1 -0.8
2011 ABQ AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 5 0 3 1 60% .444 16.9 0.0 3.4 10.1 1.88 6.75 1.2 0.1
2011 MXC Wnt 2 0 19 28 0 28.0 23 10 20 1 0% .253 7.4 3.2 0.3 6.4 1.18 2.57 0.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 3 4 1 37 2 68.7 62 27 49 1 53% .288 8.1 3.5 0.1 6.4 1.30 2.88 3.3 0.3
2012 MXC Wnt 1 2 17 31 0 37.3 31 10 42 0 0% .341 7.5 2.4 0.0 10.1 1.10 1.45 0.0 0.0
2013 PAW AAA 4 2 0 14 0 24.3 23 9 23 2 39% .304 8.5 3.3 0.7 8.5 1.32 4.44 1.6 0.2
2013 MEX int 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 2 0 0% .200 4.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0

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 594 0.4848 0.4444 0.8068 0.6319 0.2680 0.8791 0.6463 0.1932
Career5940.48480.44440.80680.63190.2680.87910.64630.1932

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-03-26 2010-04-18 Minors 23 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2009-04-15 2009-04-15 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -
2005-04-11 2005-09-02 60-DL 144 129 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2004-05-10 2004-10-04 60-DL 147 132 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition and Bone Chips 2004-08-17

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 HOU $1,000,000
2007 ATL $960,000
2006 ATL $462,500
2004 ARI $325,000
2003 ARI $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,047,500
5 yrTotal$3,047,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 103 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from KC 2/4/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from COL 1/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 8/16/08 (minor-league contract)
  • release waivers 7/10/08 designated for assignment 7/2/08 signed extension 12/28/07, 2 year/$2.85M (08-09)+$2M 10 club option
  • $0.25M signing bonus, 08:$1M, 09:$1.6M, 10:$2M club option
  • acquired in trade from ATL 11/16/07 avoided arbitration 2/07 ($1.3M-$0.86M), 1 year/$0.96M (07)+performance bonus:$25K each 30,39,48,60 pts (3pt/games started, 1pt/games finished)
  • avoided arbitration 1/06, 1 year/$0.4625M (06)
  • acquired in trade from AZ 12/05
  • recalled 4/05
  • 1 year/$0.325M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03)

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Oscar Villarreal threw 1,268 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph).