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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date5-28-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12012
2013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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 DRA- WARP
2008 LAN MLB 55 0 71.3 2 1 0 51 15 51 7 .261 95 6.4 1.9 0.9 6.4 42% .222 .199 0.93 3.75 2.27 101 4.01 96.8 1.1
2009 LAN MLB 27 0 27.7 2 3 0 28 10 18 3 .256 88 9.1 3.3 1.0 5.9 37% .281 .266 1.37 4.36 5.53 115 6.04 0.0 -0.3
2011 NYA MLB 40 0 39.7 6 1 0 33 8 30 5 .254 106 7.5 1.8 1.1 6.8 39% .246 .228 1.03 3.79 2.04 108 4.42 106.6 0.2
2012 NYA MLB 39 0 39.0 1 1 0 46 8 38 8 .253 103 10.6 1.8 1.8 8.8 41% .328 .297 1.38 4.46 6.46 99 4.49 105.0 0.1
CareerMLB1610177.711601584113723.257988.02.11.26.940%.261.2401.124.013.651044.52103.91.1

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 cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 OGD Rk 8 0 14.0 1 2 0 24 4 19 0 .000 15.4 2.6 0.0 12.2 0% .522 .000 2.00 2.47 5.14 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CGA A 12 0 20.0 0 2 2 29 10 14 2 .258 49 13.1 4.5 0.9 6.3 53% .360 .338 1.95 4.87 4.05 0 0.00 0.0
2005 OGD Rk 16 11 72.3 2 3 0 81 19 60 12 .279 99 10.1 2.4 1.5 7.5 49% .329 .260 1.38 5.52 4.36 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CGA A 23 14 94.2 6 5 2 101 11 94 9 .000 9.6 1.1 0.9 9.0 0% .332 .000 1.19 3.23 4.97 0 0.00 0.0
2006 VRO A+ 7 7 39.1 2 4 0 52 13 32 9 .000 12.0 3.0 2.1 7.4 0% .341 .000 1.66 5.90 8.29 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SBR A+ 25 2 66.0 7 0 6 50 17 67 6 .271 96 6.8 2.3 0.8 9.1 40% .260 .207 1.02 3.98 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2007 JAX AA 14 0 33.0 0 1 0 22 11 33 2 .261 92 6.0 3.0 0.5 9.0 41% .222 .220 1.00 3.18 1.36 92 3.18 91.2
2007 PES Wnt 9 0 10.3 0 0 0 9 1 10 2 .000 7.9 0.9 1.7 8.7 0% .259 .000 0.97 4.70 1.75 0 0.00 0.0
2008 LAN MLB 55 0 71.3 2 1 0 51 15 51 7 .261 95 6.4 1.9 0.9 6.4 42% .222 .199 0.93 3.75 2.27 101 4.01 96.8
2008 GRL A 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .266 83 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 25% .250 .196 1.00 3.27 0.00 101 4.77 104.0
2008 JAX AA 6 0 14.7 0 0 1 14 1 13 3 .249 104 8.6 0.6 1.8 8.0 50% .282 .228 1.02 4.74 4.29 86 4.20 99.3
2009 LAN MLB 27 0 27.7 2 3 0 28 10 18 3 .256 88 9.1 3.3 1.0 5.9 37% .281 .266 1.37 4.36 5.53 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SBR A+ 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .283 92 0.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .231 2.00 7.77 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ABQ AAA 18 0 22.7 1 1 1 20 7 19 5 .277 107 7.9 2.8 2.0 7.5 41% .266 .258 1.19 5.70 6.74 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SBR A+ 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 .291 118 22.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 22% .556 .341 3.00 3.23 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 21 0 29.3 3 0 2 35 3 20 4 .275 125 10.8 0.9 1.2 6.1 43% .313 .251 1.30 4.61 4.91 101 4.35 102.1
2010 DOD Rk 2 2 2.0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 .284 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 17% .333 .000 1.00 3.76 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 40 0 39.7 6 1 0 33 8 30 5 .254 106 7.5 1.8 1.1 6.8 39% .246 .228 1.03 3.79 2.04 108 4.42 106.6
2011 DUR AAA 21 0 36.7 2 1 0 34 6 34 4 .254 96 8.3 1.5 1.0 8.3 27% .300 .223 1.09 3.37 1.23 99 3.23 92.4
2011 SWB AAA 1 0 1.7 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 .242 97 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4 25% .500 .262 1.20 2.04 0.00 95 0.42 44.6
2012 NYA MLB 39 0 39.0 1 1 0 46 8 38 8 .253 103 10.6 1.8 1.8 8.8 41% .328 .297 1.38 4.46 6.46 99 4.49 105.0
2012 SWB AAA 17 0 31.7 2 0 5 22 9 20 3 .254 100 6.3 2.6 0.9 5.7 52% .200 .209 0.98 4.07 2.27 104 3.85 97.7
2013 DUR AAA 30 5 49.7 4 1 1 41 14 33 3 .255 107 7.4 2.5 0.5 6.0 35% .253 .226 1.11 3.69 2.17 118 4.50 105.4
2013 IOW AAA 10 0 16.0 0 2 0 28 7 16 3 .269 95 15.8 3.9 1.7 9.0 43% .455 .379 2.19 5.51 7.88 96 3.78 98.3
2013 LVG AAA 2 0 2.0 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 .274 120 13.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 43% .333 .382 1.50 8.07 13.50 96 5.58 114.0
2014 OMA AAA 7 0 12.3 0 0 0 17 4 4 2 .266 94 12.4 2.9 1.5 2.9 48% .326 .323 1.70 6.13 6.57 114 7.83 121.7

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 1019 0.5064 0.4671 0.7836 0.6240 0.3062 0.8509 0.6429 0.2164
2009 424 0.5000 0.4316 0.8251 0.5755 0.2877 0.8770 0.7213 0.1749
2011 612 0.5033 0.4722 0.7751 0.6169 0.3257 0.8316 0.6667 0.2249
2012 675 0.4933 0.4281 0.8685 0.6126 0.2485 0.8971 0.8000 0.1315
Career27300.50150.45310.80910.61210.29340.86210.69930.1909

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
2010-03-26 2010-07-01 60-DL 97 78 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Frayed Labrum + Frayed Rotator Cuff + Bursa 2010-03-17
2010-03-07 2010-03-26 Camp 19 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Bursa + Frayed Labrum + Frayed Rotator Cuff 2010-03-17
2009-07-11 2009-08-02 15-DL 22 18 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-04-12 2009-04-30 15-DL 18 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis -
2009-02-18 2009-03-22 Camp 32 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-08-09 2008-08-28 15-DL 19 18 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2013 CHN $
2012 NYA $508,925
2010 LAN $404,500
2009 LAN $402,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,315,925
4 yrTotal$1,315,925

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 71 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/18/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Kansas City 4/23/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/13/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 5/6/13. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 5/13/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Tampa Bay 8/28/13. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 8/31/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$508,925 (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 10/17/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 10/8/12. Elected free agency 11/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/10 (minor-league contract). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 6/15/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4045M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 7/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2009). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (10-298) (Kentucky Wesleyan). $45,000 signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseball7.31.11.61.81.511.8

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Curveball 'n' Command specialist Wade was the surprise of the Dodgers' 2008 pen, but after spending two seasons coping with shoulder problems and their surgical aftermath, he was non-tendered. The Rays gave him a minor-league deal, but when they didn't come calling despite some stellar pitching at Triple-A, Wade played the opt-out card to come to New York. He joined a bullpen depleted by Soriano's injury and pitched excellently, performing especially well with runners on base. Right-handed hitters have hit just .206 against Wade, and lefties haven't had it easy either (.236/.274/.368). Wade is the anti-Soriano, cheap and effective, and is an example of what a team can achieve at low cost when it trusts its GM to do his job.
2011 A victim of the Curse of Scott Proctor—common among those who pitched their way into Joe Torre's good graces—Cory Wade underwent surgery last March to repair fraying of his rotator cuff and labrum. He pitched well at Albuquerque from August onward, but the Dodgers left him off the 40-man roster and he signed a minor-league deal with the Rays.
2010 The staff's biggest surprise as a rookie in 2008, Wade was a prime candidate to be felled by the Curse of Scott Proctor, a common affliction among pitchers who work their way into Joe Torre's good graces. Battling shoulder soreness in spring training, Wade wound up on the DL with bursitis once Torre called his number four times during the team's first six games. Returning nearly three weeks later, he threw 4 1/3 innings in the team's next five games, and from there things got ugly: a 6.86 ERA and five blown leads over his next 19 appearances. After spending the second half on the DL and in Albuquerque, he'll compete for a bullpen spot while providing another object lesson in reliever fungibility.
2009 The surprise of the Dodgers’ bullpen last year was this 10th-round 2004 pick out of Kentucky Wesleyan who had plodded through the system until Inland Empire pitching coach Charlie Hough (the famous knuckleballer with less-famous perfect mechanics) helped him refine his curveball. Wade had less than 50 innings above A-ball under his belt when recalled in late April, but he became the rare rookie reliever to gain Torre’s confidence. He’s a command/control guy who navigates well with men on base; he led the league in double-play percentage despite being otherwise decidedly fly ball-oriented, and led the Dodgers in both relief innings and WRXL. His low BABIP suggests that regression is in order, but as a late bloomer, he may still have advances in store.
2008 A bit of a sleeper in the system, late-blooming Cory Wade thrived in a bullpen role in 2007 thanks to his 91- to 93-mph fastball and pinpoint control. He has an outside shot to reach Dodger Stadium this year.

BP Articles

Cory Wade is referenced in the following articles.

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Transaction Analysis: Dan the ManBryan Grosnick2016-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 30, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 14th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-08
BP Unfiltered: Has Mariano Rivera's Cutter Rubbed Off on the Rest of the Yankees' Relievers?Ben Lindbergh2012-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Moves Alex Anthopoulos Made Before the BlockbusterBen Lindbergh2012-11-14
BP Unfiltered: Who is to Blame for The Yankees' Season, As Decided By Daily News ReadersSam Miller2012-10-18
BP Unfiltered: Interleague Play is ConfusingBen Lindbergh2012-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Not-So-Dandy ReturnJay Jaffe2012-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four: Yankees Even it UpJay Jaffe2011-10-05
One-Hoppers: The Team Entropy All-StarsJay Jaffe2011-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team EntropyJay Jaffe2011-09-28
Prospectus Hit and Run: WWWMW (What's Wrong With Mariano Week)Jay Jaffe2011-08-12
Divide and Conquer, AL East: The ReplacementsDustin Parkes2011-07-22
Prospectus Hit and Run: No Prospectin' AllowedJay Jaffe2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL East: Bullish on the Pen?Ben Kabak2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Evil ImperialismBen Lindbergh2011-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Twins' and Rays' Bullpen SituationsKevin Goldstein2011-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Twins' and Rays' Bullpen SituationsChristina Kahrl2011-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Night of The Living DodgersJay Jaffe2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Tale of Three ShortstopsChristina Kahrl2010-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and WestChristina Kahrl2010-04-09
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
Fantasy Beat: Depth Chart/PFM UpdateClay Davenport2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted National League MovesChristina Kahrl2009-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Catsup or Ketchup or Catch-up?Christina Kahrl2009-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Life Without MannyJay Jaffe2009-06-23
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Top TenJoe Sheehan2009-04-05
GM for a Day: DodgersJoe Sheehan2008-12-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: To Save or Not to SaveMarc Normandin2008-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Dream Season Ends, a Nightmare Continues Jay Jaffe2008-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Popping the Lidge EarlyJay Jaffe2008-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Decisive DramaJoe Sheehan2008-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Of Beanballs and Street BrawlsJoe Sheehan2008-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NLCS Game Two and ALCS Game OneJoe Sheehan2008-10-11
Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus PhilliesJay Jaffe2008-10-08
Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus CubsChristina Kahrl2008-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Burning BullpensJay Jaffe2008-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16


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BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesJay,

Don't hit too hard, it's not like you took some kind of anti-stand or something and the whole world thought Cory Wade would have some impact -- everybody hid him as some kind of lineout-esque kinda dude. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesI feel like we missed on Cory Wade this year. He was a lineout in BP08 at the back fo the chapter, and while we allowed for the possibility that he might see Dodger Stadium this year, his 2007 numbers and obviously this performance this year certainly merited full entry status.

I beat myself up about that one a little. (Jay Jaffe)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Cory Wade threw 2,962 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Change (79mph), also mixing in a Slider (76mph), Cutter (83mph) and Sinker (88mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (72mph).