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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 35)
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Birth Date5-25-1979
Height6' 10"
Weight255 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 4 days
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1.62012
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2004 TEX MLB 7 7 36.3 36 10 27 7 .264 113 8.9 2.5 1.7 6.7 33% .261 .240 1.27 5.16 4.71 98 3.83 0.8
2005 TEX MLB 31 31 164.7 162 45 137 19 .260 108 8.9 2.5 1.0 7.5 34% .291 .247 1.26 3.84 4.26 81 3.57 3.5
2006 SDN MLB 31 31 179.3 134 69 164 28 .260 86 6.7 3.5 1.4 8.2 28% .226 .246 1.13 4.57 3.46 98 4.10 3.3
2007 SDN MLB 30 30 173.0 118 72 167 10 .253 89 6.1 3.7 0.5 8.7 30% .241 .214 1.10 3.37 3.12 90 3.53 4.1
2008 SDN MLB 18 18 102.3 84 48 93 13 .257 88 7.4 4.2 1.1 8.2 24% .254 .255 1.29 4.38 3.96 97 4.08 1.6
2009 SDN MLB 14 14 76.0 70 40 50 12 .259 85 8.3 4.7 1.4 5.9 33% .250 .278 1.45 5.45 5.21 121 5.15 0.3
2010 SDN MLB 4 4 20.0 10 11 15 1 .269 83 4.5 5.0 0.5 6.8 32% .164 .207 1.05 3.91 0.90 110 2.44 0.7
2011 NYN MLB 4 4 24.0 12 11 22 3 .257 91 4.5 4.1 1.1 8.2 21% .155 .213 0.96 4.29 1.88 98 2.75 0.6
2012 NYN MLB 20 20 115.0 119 36 80 16 .254 96 9.3 2.8 1.3 6.3 25% .287 .278 1.35 4.54 4.15 110 5.16 -0.1
2014 SEA MLB 30 29 165.0 143 60 108 26 .264 92 7.8 3.3 1.4 5.9 25% .238 .279 1.23 0.00 3.65 121 4.86 -0.1
2015 KCA MLB 25 16 102.0 80 34 67 14 .262 102 7.1 3.0 1.2 5.9 29% .219 .247 1.12 4.58 3.26 110 3.91 1.2
CareerMLB2142041157.7968436930149.259947.53.41.27.229%.249.2511.214.393.721024.1516.0

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2001 HIC A 12 12 74.3 79 20 72 6 .000 9.6 2.4 0.7 8.7 0% .000 .000 1.33 3.18 4.12
2002 HIC A 26 26 144.7 127 34 136 11 .000 7.9 2.1 0.7 8.5 0% .289 .000 1.11 3.07 3.11
2003 BRV A+ 8 8 50.0 26 5 39 3 .000 4.7 0.9 0.5 7.0 0% .174 .000 0.62 2.63 1.62
2003 HAR AA 15 15 83.0 83 22 64 9 .000 9.0 2.4 1.0 6.9 0% .291 .000 1.27 4.11 4.01
2003 Peo Wnt 7 7 24.0 27 8 15 1 .000 10.1 3.0 0.4 5.6 0% .000 .000 1.46 4.57 3.75
2004 TEX MLB 7 7 36.3 36 10 27 7 .264 113 8.9 2.5 1.7 6.7 33% .261 .240 1.27 5.16 4.71
2004 FRI AA 18 18 88.3 94 31 75 9 .000 9.6 3.2 0.9 7.6 0% .315 .000 1.42 4.26 4.48
2004 OKL AAA 5 5 30.3 20 9 34 2 .000 5.9 2.7 0.6 10.1 0% .254 .000 0.96 3.01 1.49
2005 TEX MLB 31 31 164.7 162 45 137 19 .260 108 8.9 2.5 1.0 7.5 34% .291 .247 1.26 3.84 4.26
2006 SDN MLB 31 31 179.3 134 69 164 28 .260 86 6.7 3.5 1.4 8.2 28% .226 .246 1.13 4.57 3.46
2007 SDN MLB 30 30 173.0 118 72 167 10 .253 89 6.1 3.7 0.5 8.7 30% .241 .214 1.10 3.37 3.12
2008 SDN MLB 18 18 102.3 84 48 93 13 .257 88 7.4 4.2 1.1 8.2 24% .254 .255 1.29 4.38 3.96
2008 LEL A+ 2 2 8.7 5 1 7 3 .279 90 5.2 1.0 3.1 7.2 33% .095 .234 0.69 6.99 3.10
2009 SDN MLB 14 14 76.0 70 40 50 12 .259 85 8.3 4.7 1.4 5.9 33% .250 .278 1.45 5.45 5.21
2010 SDN MLB 4 4 20.0 10 11 15 1 .269 83 4.5 5.0 0.5 6.8 32% .164 .207 1.05 3.91 0.90
2010 SAN AA 1 1 0.7 2 4 1 0 .253 77 25.7 51.4 0.0 12.9 0% 1.000 .766 8.57 17.46 64.29
2010 POR AAA 2 2 6.3 2 2 4 1 .271 93 2.9 2.9 1.4 5.7 35% .062 .134 0.63 5.33 1.43
2011 NYN MLB 4 4 24.0 12 11 22 3 .257 91 4.5 4.1 1.1 8.2 21% .155 .213 0.96 4.29 1.88
2012 NYN MLB 20 20 115.0 119 36 80 16 .254 96 9.3 2.8 1.3 6.3 25% .287 .278 1.35 4.54 4.15
2012 SLU A+ 3 3 17.0 17 2 7 1 .247 114 9.0 1.1 0.5 3.7 26% .286 .224 1.12 3.86 3.18
2012 BUF AAA 1 1 6.0 2 3 2 0 .250 106 3.0 4.5 0.0 3.0 32% .105 .163 0.83 3.99 0.00
2013 AUB A- 1 1 3.0 1 1 3 0 .267 110 3.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 43% .143 .137 0.67 2.10 0.00
2013 SYR AAA 7 7 32.0 50 14 16 9 .261 97 14.1 3.9 2.5 4.5 30% .342 .374 2.00 7.17 7.88
2013 NAT Rk 1 1 2.0 1 1 2 0 .246 109 4.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 40% .200 .167 1.00 2.96 0.00
2014 SEA MLB 30 29 165.0 143 60 108 26 .264 92 7.8 3.3 1.4 5.9 25% .238 .279 1.23 0.00 3.65
2015 KCA MLB 25 16 102.0 80 34 67 14 .262 102 7.1 3.0 1.2 5.9 29% .219 .247 1.12 4.58 3.26

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 1534 0.4876 0.4762 0.7956 0.6270 0.3308 0.8486 0.7000 0.2044
2009 1277 0.4644 0.4612 0.8384 0.6594 0.2880 0.8977 0.7208 0.1599
2010 309 0.4563 0.4272 0.8106 0.6241 0.2619 0.8864 0.6591 0.1894
2011 396 0.4823 0.4495 0.8202 0.6492 0.2634 0.8710 0.7037 0.1798
2012 1826 0.5016 0.4918 0.8261 0.6408 0.3407 0.8722 0.7387 0.1717
2014 2712 0.5004 0.4593 0.8415 0.6382 0.2782 0.9030 0.7003 0.1569
2015 1639 0.4759 0.4594 0.7939 0.6231 0.3097 0.8786 0.6391 0.2048
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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
2011-05-02 2011-09-29 60-DL 150 134 Right Shoulder Surgery Re-torn Anterior Capsule and Frayed Rotator Cuff 2011-05-16
2011-04-23 2011-04-23 On-Alr 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-04-11 2011-04-26 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps -
2011-04-06 2011-04-06 DTD 0 0 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Tendonitis -
2010-04-07 2010-09-18 60-DL 164 145 Right Shoulder Sprain Anterior Capsule -
2009-06-15 2009-10-05 60-DL 112 100 Right Shoulder Surgery Impingement and Loose Fragments 2009-08-17
2009-03-13 2009-03-23 Camp 10 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2008-08-11 2008-09-01 15-DL 21 18 Right Forearm Strain -
2008-05-22 2008-07-29 60-DL 68 59 - Face Surgery Multiple Fractures and Deviated Septum From Batted Ball 2008-05-30
2008-04-13 2008-04-19 DTD 6 5 Right Elbow Stiffness -
2007-08-22 2007-08-30 DTD 8 8 Low Back Tightness -
2007-07-25 2007-08-09 15-DL 15 14 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-08-21 2006-08-29 DTD 8 7 Upper Back Strain -
2006-07-15 2006-07-24 DTD 9 9 Right Foot Stress Reaction -
2006-04-22 2006-04-22 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Circulatory Issue Digital Artery Ulnar Side Thumb -
2005-09-08 2005-09-22 DTD 14 12 Right Arm Fatigue -
2003-04-04 2003-04-20 Minors 16 0 Right Arm Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 KCA $675,000
2014 SEA $1,250,000
2013 WAS $
2012 NYN $
2011 NYN $1,100,000
2010 SDN $6,375,000
2009 SDN $4,625,000
2008 SDN $2,500,000
2007 SDN $750,000
2006 SDN $500,000
2005 TEX $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$17,500,000
2011Current$675,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$18,175,000
9 yrTotal$18,175,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 162 dLon Babby1 year/$0.675M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.675M (2015). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/7/15. Roster bonuses: $0.25M for making Opening Day 25-man roster, $0.25M each for 30, 60, 90 days on 25-man roster. Performance bonuses: may earn additional up to $2.25M through 29 starts and up to $2.075M through 140 innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2014). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/19/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Value may increase to $6M with performance bonuses. May opt out of contract at end of spring training. Released by Washington 3/25/14. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/27/14. Roster bonuses: $0.125M each for 30, 60 days on active Major League roster. $75,000 for 45 days on active Major League roster. Performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 60, 80, 90, 110, 125 innings. $0.2M each for 140, 155 innings. $0.25M each for 170, 180 innings. $0.15M each for 12, 15, 18, 20 starts. $0.2M each for 20, 24 starts. $0.25M each for 26, 28 starts.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/21/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2M in majors. May earn an additional $3.775M in performance bonuses based on innings (80 to 180) and starts (10 to 30). May opt out of contract 3/24/13. Released by Washington 3/26/13. Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 4/4/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 3/26/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 6/5/12.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/19/11. Performance bonuses may bring total earnings to $4.5M.
  • 4 years/$14.5M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with San Deigo 4/07, replacing 2007 and option in previous deal. $0.5M signing bonus. 07:$0.75M, 08:$2.5M, 09:$4.5M, 10:$6.25M, 11:$8.5M club option. Option price may increase based on 2007-10 performance.
  • 3 years/$1.5M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option. Signed extension with Texas 11/04 (prevented jump to NBA). 05:$0.4M, 06:$0.5M, 07:$0.6M, 08: club option. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Texas 1/06.
  • 1 year (2004). Acquired by Texas in trade from Montreal 4/04. Contract purchased by Texas 8/04.
  • Acquired by Montreal in trade from Pittsburgh 12/02.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2000 (3-89) (Princeton). $1.65M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .259 .333 .470 .306
11 vs R (Multi) .210 .267 .383 .241
18 Split (Multi) .049 .066 .086 .065
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .260 .332 .477 .311
31 vs R (2014) .199 .260 .372 .238
38 Split (2014) .061 .072 .105 .073
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chris Young has thrown 12,039 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Slider (81mph). He also rarely throws a Change (80mph) and Curve (72mph).