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Collin Balester

Collin Thomas Balester (twitter: @ballystar40)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 6, 1986 in Huntington Beach, CA
High School: Huntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 4th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 19, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 1, 2008 (Age 22.025)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Nationals/Tigers 2008-2012
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 1.145, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Larry Reynolds [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 22 WSN NL 3 7 .300 5.51 15 15 0 0 0 0 80.0 92 53 49 12 28 1 50 6 0 4 358 78 5.11 1.500 10.4 1.4 3.2 5.6 1.79
2009 23 WSN NL 1 4 .200 6.82 7 7 0 0 0 0 30.1 34 24 23 10 14 0 20 0 0 0 135 63 7.45 1.582 10.1 3.0 4.2 5.9 1.43
2010 24 WSN NL 0 1 .000 2.57 17 0 8 0 0 0 21.0 15 6 6 2 11 1 28 2 0 4 89 159 3.51 1.238 6.4 0.9 4.7 12.0 2.55
2011 25 WSN NL 1 4 .200 4.54 23 0 9 0 0 0 35.2 38 21 18 7 14 0 34 1 1 2 159 85 4.93 1.458 9.6 1.8 3.5 8.6 2.43
2012 26 DET AL 2 0 1.000 6.50 11 0 2 0 0 0 18.0 14 14 13 5 11 1 12 3 0 4 83 67 7.71 1.389 7.0 2.5 5.5 6.0 1.09
5 Yrs 7 16 .304 5.30 73 22 19 0 0 0 185.0 193 118 109 36 78 3 144 12 1 14 824 79 5.53 1.465 9.4 1.8 3.8 7.0 1.85
162 Game Avg. 5 11 .304 5.30 52 16 14 0 0 0 132 138 84 78 26 56 2 103 9 1 10 590 79 5.53 1.465 9.4 1.8 3.8 7.0 1.85
WSN (4 yrs) 5 16 .238 5.17 62 22 17 0 0 0 167.0 179 104 96 31 67 2 132 9 1 10 741 81 5.29 1.473 9.6 1.7 3.6 7.1 1.97
DET (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 6.50 11 0 2 0 0 0 18.0 14 14 13 5 11 1 12 3 0 4 83 67 7.71 1.389 7.0 2.5 5.5 6.0 1.09
NL (4 yrs) 5 16 .238 5.17 62 22 17 0 0 0 167.0 179 104 96 31 67 2 132 9 1 10 741 81 5.29 1.473 9.6 1.7 3.6 7.1 1.97
AL (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 6.50 11 0 2 0 0 0 18.0 14 14 13 5 11 1 12 3 0 4 83 67 7.71 1.389 7.0 2.5 5.5 6.0 1.09
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 22 WSN NL 80.0 15 15 53 5.96 4.65 -0.04 0.19 100.9 4.92 -9 -0.9 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .443 .495
2009 23 WSN NL 30.1 7 7 24 7.12 4.53 -0.33 0.18 100.1 5.03 -7 -0.7 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .404 .496 $410,000
2010 24 WSN NL 21.0 17 0 6 2.57 4.42 -0.01 -0.33 101.0 4.14 4 0.4 .4 -0.2 0.4 5 .523 .502
2011 25 WSN NL 35.2 23 0 21 5.30 4.15 0.02 -0.31 101.2 3.87 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .472 .496
2012 26 DET AL 18.0 11 0 14 7.00 4.50 -0.21 -0.33 104.2 4.56 -5 -0.5 .6 0.0 -0.3 -3 .455 .497 $485,000
5 Seasons 185.0 73 22 118 5.74 4.49 -0.09 -0.02 101.2 4.61 -23 -2.3 .6 -0.2 -0.9 -7 .469 .497 $895,000
WSN (4 yrs) 167.0 62 22 104 5.60 4.49 -0.08 0.01 100.9 4.62 -18 -1.8 .6 -0.3 -0.6 -4 .471 .497 $410,000
DET (1 yr) 18.0 11 0 14 7.00 4.50 -0.21 -0.33 104.2 4.56 -5 -0.5 .6 0.0 -0.3 -3 .455 .497 $485,000

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2008 22 WSN NL 15 358 319 53 92 21 1 12 3 3 28 50 .288 .354 .473 .827 .308 151 7 6 2 3 1 4
2009 23 WSN NL 7 135 121 24 34 7 1 10 0 2 14 20 .281 .356 .603 .959 .264 73 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 WSN NL 17 89 74 6 15 2 0 2 0 1 11 28 .203 .322 .311 .633 .295 23 2 2 2 0 1 0
2011 25 WSN NL 23 159 142 21 38 8 0 7 5 1 14 34 .268 .335 .472 .807 .304 67 2 1 1 1 0 4
2012 26 DET AL 11 83 67 14 14 4 0 5 3 0 11 12 .209 .337 .493 .830 .173 33 1 3 0 2 1 2
5 Yrs 73 824 723 118 193 42 2 36 11 7 78 144 .267 .346 .480 .825 .286 347 14 12 5 6 3 10
162 Game Avg. 52 590 518 84 138 30 1 26 8 5 56 103 .267 .346 .480 .825 .286 248 10 9 4 4 2 7
MLB Averages .259 .326 .408 .734 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2008 22 WSN NL -10.6 -1.0 370 -1.9 5.4 -7.3 .95 -1.2 -0.9 -16.4 -1.5 0.94 -12.4 0 0 0
2009 23 WSN NL -8.1 -0.8 138 -1.0 1.7 -2.7 .80 -0.8 -0.4 -9.1 -0.8 0.86 -9.4 0 0 0
2010 24 WSN NL 3.8 0.4 93 -0.4 0.5 -0.9 .42 0.1 -1.0 3.9 0.4 1.06 2.8 2 0 14
2011 25 WSN NL -3.3 -0.3 168 -1.3 1.7 -3.0 .67 -0.8 -1.2 -5.9 -0.6 0.94 -7.9 5 5 13
2012 26 DET AL -4.1 -0.4 89 -0.3 0.8 -1.0 .66 -0.6 0.2 -6.4 -0.6 1.12 -5.0 2 2 7
5 Yrs -22.3 -2.1 858 -4.9 10.2 -15.0 .79 -3.3 -2.9 -33.9 -3.2 0.96 -31.8 9 7 34

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 22 WSN NL 15 15 3 7 5 3 2 5 10 .333 2 3 0 0 3 20% 44.3 64 13 14 1 0 10 4.1 3.0 5.3 90 4 8 3 0 107
2009 23 WSN NL 7 7 1 4 2 0 0 3 4 .429 0 2 0 0 1 14% 42.1 57 29 9 3 0 3 4.0 3.6 4.3 73 4 3 0 0 93
2 Yrs 22 22 4 11 7 3 2 8 14 .364 2 5 0 0 4 18% 44 64 13 23 4 0 13 4.0 3.2 5.0 85 8 11 3 0 107
MLB Averages .500 51% 50 101 -13 4.5 4.5 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2010 24 WSN NL 17 17 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 33% 8 .416 2 0 14 3 1 13 4 13 5 1 6 2 3.7 20
2011 25 WSN NL 23 23 9 1 4 1 0 1 0% 3 2 9 4 44% 6 .674 5 5 13 3 4 16 6 17 12 8 12 4 4.7 27
2012 26 DET AL 11 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 62% 5 .664 2 2 7 1 0 10 7 4 8 1 8 3 4.9 27
3 Yrs 51 51 19 3 5 1 0 1 0% 3 2 28 14 50% .602 9 7 34 7 5 39 17 34 25 10 26 9 4.4 24

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2008 22 WSN NL 358 51% 3.4% 14.0% 7.8% 9.5% 37% 0.66 0.82 73% 18% 8.5% 13% 70 7 10%
2009 23 WSN NL 135 53% 7.4% 14.8% 10.4% 13.3% 53% 0.53 0.82 67% 21% 17.5% 14% 18 2 11%
2010 24 WSN NL 89 55% 2.3% 31.5% 12.4% 4.5% 27% 1.10 1.69 49% 15% 10.5% 10% 22 2 9%
2011 25 WSN NL 159 62% 4.4% 21.4% 8.8% 9.4% 40% 0.74 0.83 64% 18% 12.5% 10% 27 2 7%
2012 26 DET AL 83 60% 6.0% 14.5% 13.3% 10.8% 64% 0.47 0.56 63% 18% 14.7% 11% 23 1 4%
5 Yrs 824 54% 4.4% 17.5% 9.5% 9.7% 42% 0.65 0.84 67% 18% 11.7% 12% 160 14 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.5% 8.4% 7.7% 33% 0.80 1.08 69% 19% 7.6% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2008 22 WSN NL 360 1347 3.74 812 60.5% 27.3% 13.7% 25.2% 33.7% 72.7% 0.7% 43.9% 81.2% 49.7% 5.6% 20 9 16.9% 61 24 0 10 38 20.0% 4 10 -2 0 0
2009 23 WSN NL 136 513 3.77 321 62.6% 29.6% 11.2% 27.7% 31.5% 70.4% 0.0% 44.1% 84.1% 54.4% 7.4% 10 6 16.9% 23 12 2 7 13 35.0% 3 4 -1 0 0
2010 24 WSN NL 89 339 3.81 203 60.6% 30.5% 24.6% 21.2% 23.6% 69.5% 2.9% 42.1% 64.5% 60.7% 11.2% 10 6 27.0% 24 15 1 2 26 7.1% 6 3 0 0 0
2011 25 WSN NL 159 610 3.84 371 60.8% 28.6% 12.7% 29.1% 29.6% 71.4% 0.0% 43.4% 82.3% 56.0% 5.0% 8 5 25.2% 40 21 4 11 23 32.4% 8 3 0 0 0
2012 26 DET AL 83 298 3.59 174 59.2% 28.7% 14.4% 24.1% 32.8% 71.3% 3.2% 42.2% 79.8% 53.0% 7.2% 6 4 21.7% 18 10 0 2 10 16.7% 4 1 0 0 0
5 Yrs 827 3107 3.76 1881 60.8% 28.4% 14.3% 25.9% 31.4% 71.6% 1.0% 43.5% 80.0% 53.2% 6.5% 54 30 20.1% 166 82 7 32 110 22.2% 25 21 -3 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.3% 27.8% 15.1% 27.1% 30.0% 72.2% 1.6% 45.6% 79.1% 58.8% 5.0% 22.8% 24.7%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2008 22 WSN NL 358 92 9 1 12 0 5 4 8 8 4 12 11 1 92% 4 4 0 141 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
2009 23 WSN NL 135 34 3 0 10 0 4 7 3 5 5 7 2 0 29% 0 0 0 35 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 WSN NL 89 15 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0% 0 4 0 40 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2011 25 WSN NL 159 38 3 0 7 0 3 5 2 2 5 6 3 1 50% 4 2 0 60 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012 26 DET AL 83 14 2 1 5 1 9 4 1 2 3 13 7 1 54% 2 4 0 33 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
5 Yrs 824 193 19 3 36 1 23 20 16 17 19 39 23 3 59% 10 14 0 309 11 7 61% 10 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 25 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2008 22 3 7 .300 5.51 15 15 0 0 0 0 80.0 92 53 49 12 28 1 50 6 0 4 358 78 1.500 10.4 1.4 3.2 5.6 1.79 78
2009 23 4 11 .267 5.87 22 22 0 0 0 0 110.1 126 77 72 22 42 1 70 6 0 4 493 73 1.523 10.3 1.8 3.4 5.7 1.67 73
2010 24 4 12 .250 5.35 39 22 8 0 0 0 131.1 141 83 78 24 53 2 98 8 0 8 582 80 1.477 9.7 1.6 3.6 6.7 1.85 80
2011 25 5 16 .238 5.17 62 22 17 0 0 0 167.0 179 104 96 31 67 2 132 9 1 10 741 81 1.473 9.6 1.7 3.6 7.1 1.97 81
2012 26 7 16 .304 5.30 73 22 19 0 0 0 185.0 193 118 109 36 78 3 144 12 1 14 824 79 1.465 9.4 1.8 3.8 7.0 1.85 79

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2008 22 4 5 .444 5.29 80.0 92 52 47 12 28 50 6 1.500 10.4 3.2 5.6 1.79 1.4 15
2009 23 1 2 .333 6.60 30.0 35 24 22 10 14 20 0 1.633 10.5 4.2 6.0 1.43 3.0 7
2010 24 1 1 .500 2.14 21.0 16 6 5 2 12 28 2 1.333 6.9 5.1 12.0 2.33 0.9 17
2011 25 2 2 .500 5.00 36.0 39 22 20 7 14 34 1 1.472 9.8 3.5 8.5 2.43 1.8 23
2012 26 1 1 .500 6.00 18.0 14 13 12 5 11 12 3 1.389 7.0 5.5 6.0 1.09 2.5 11
5 Yrs 9 11 .450 5.16 185.0 196 117 106 36 79 144 12 1.486 9.5 7.0 1.82 1.8 73



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