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Grant Balfour    \BAL-fore\

Grant Robert Balfour

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 30, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
High School: Glenwood (Glenwood, AU)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 22, 2001 (Age 23.204)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Athletics/Twins/DevilRays/Brewers 2001-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$12M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.099, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Trevor Jarrett [*]
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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
2001 23 MIN AL 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 38 14.67 2.250 10.1 6.8 10.1 6.8 0.67
2003 25 MIN AL 1 0 1.000 4.15 17 1 6 0 0 0 26.0 23 12 12 4 14 2 30 0 0 0 115 110 4.34 1.423 8.0 1.4 4.8 10.4 2.14
2004 26 MIN AL 4 1 .800 4.35 36 0 14 0 0 0 39.1 35 19 19 4 21 1 42 2 0 3 172 110 3.99 1.424 8.0 0.9 4.8 9.6 2.00
2005 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
2007 29 TOT MLB 1 2 .333 7.66 25 0 8 0 0 0 24.2 30 21 21 2 20 0 30 1 0 0 121 60 4.42 2.027 10.9 0.7 7.3 10.9 1.50
2007 29 MIL NL 0 2 .000 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 18 25 11.49 3.000 13.5 3.4 13.5 10.1 0.75
2007 29 TBD AL 1 0 1.000 6.14 22 0 6 0 0 0 22.0 26 15 15 1 16 0 27 0 0 0 103 75 3.56 1.909 10.6 0.4 6.5 11.0 1.69
2008 30 TBR AL 6 2 .750 1.54 51 0 12 0 0 4 58.1 28 10 10 3 24 1 82 0 0 2 224 287 2.22 0.891 4.3 0.5 3.7 12.7 3.42
2009 31 TBR AL 5 4 .556 4.81 73 0 15 0 0 4 67.1 59 38 36 6 33 0 69 2 0 1 289 90 3.77 1.366 7.9 0.8 4.4 9.2 2.09
2010 32 TBR AL 2 1 .667 2.28 57 0 8 0 0 0 55.1 43 16 14 3 17 2 56 0 1 4 222 172 2.68 1.084 7.0 0.5 2.8 9.1 3.29
2011 33 OAK AL 5 2 .714 2.47 62 0 15 0 0 2 62.0 44 17 17 8 20 1 59 0 0 0 242 163 3.77 1.032 6.4 1.2 2.9 8.6 2.95
2012 34 OAK AL 3 2 .600 2.53 75 0 34 0 0 24 74.2 41 21 21 4 28 2 72 1 0 2 289 154 3.03 0.924 4.9 0.5 3.4 8.7 2.57
2013 ★ 35 OAK AL 1 3 .250 2.59 65 0 55 0 0 38 62.2 48 20 18 7 27 2 72 0 0 9 262 149 3.49 1.197 6.9 1.0 3.9 10.3 2.67 AS
2014 36 TBR AL 1 6 .143 5.33 53 0 29 0 0 11 52.1 45 31 31 2 40 3 47 1 0 4 237 72 4.18 1.624 7.7 0.3 6.9 8.1 1.18
11 Yrs 29 23 .558 3.48 516 1 197 0 0 83 525.1 399 209 203 45 247 14 561 7 1 25 2187 120 3.52 1.230 6.8 0.8 4.2 9.6 2.27
162 Game Avg. 4 3 .558 3.48 68 0 26 0 0 11 69 52 27 27 6 32 2 74 1 0 3 288 120 3.52 1.230 6.8 0.8 4.2 9.6 2.27
TBR (5 yrs) 15 13 .536 3.74 256 0 70 0 0 19 255.1 201 110 106 15 130 6 281 3 1 11 1075 112 3.24 1.296 7.1 0.5 4.6 9.9 2.16
MIN (3 yrs) 5 1 .833 4.63 55 1 21 0 0 0 68.0 61 35 35 10 38 3 74 2 0 3 301 102 4.54 1.456 8.1 1.3 5.0 9.8 1.95
OAK (3 yrs) 9 7 .563 2.53 202 0 104 0 0 64 199.1 133 58 56 19 75 5 203 1 0 11 793 155 3.40 1.043 6.0 0.9 3.4 9.2 2.71
MIL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 18 25 11.49 3.000 13.5 3.4 13.5 10.1 0.75
AL (11 yrs) 29 21 .580 3.39 513 1 195 0 0 83 522.2 395 203 197 44 243 14 558 6 1 25 2169 123 3.47 1.221 6.8 0.8 4.2 9.6 2.30
NL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 18 25 11.49 3.000 13.5 3.4 13.5 10.1 0.75
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
2001 23 MIN AL 2.2 2 0 4 13.50 6.11 0.19 -0.46 96.3 5.26 -2 -0.2 .4 0.1 -0.1 -2 .390 .499
2003 25 MIN AL 26.0 17 1 12 4.15 4.50 -0.02 -0.28 102.2 4.33 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.3 3 .503 .500
2004 26 MIN AL 39.1 36 0 19 4.35 5.11 -0.01 -0.38 103.9 4.92 2 0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.5 7 .505 .501 $305,000
2007 29 MIL NL 2.2 3 0 6 20.25 4.70 -0.10 -0.34 101.8 4.55 -5 -0.4 1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .364 .497
2007 29 TBD AL 22.0 22 0 15 6.14 5.14 -0.36 -0.38 101.4 5.20 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .489 .499
2008 30 TBR AL 58.1 51 0 10 1.54 4.80 0.09 -0.35 101.6 4.42 18 1.8 1.7 0.4 2.9 25 .536 .511
2009 31 TBR AL 67.1 73 0 38 5.08 5.00 0.24 -0.37 98.5 4.32 -6 -0.6 1.4 -0.3 -0.2 2 .491 .496 $1,400,000
2010 32 TBR AL 55.1 57 0 16 2.60 4.46 0.29 -0.34 96.5 3.69 6 0.7 1.2 -0.1 1.2 12 .512 .504 $2,050,000
2011 33 OAK AL 62.0 62 0 17 2.47 4.49 -0.08 -0.34 98.5 4.16 11 1.2 1.5 0.1 2.0 18 .520 .508 $3,750,000
2012 34 OAK AL 74.2 75 0 21 2.53 4.54 0.10 -0.34 96.2 3.95 12 1.3 1.6 0.2 2.3 19 .517 .508 $4,000,000
2013 ★ 35 OAK AL 62.2 65 0 20 2.87 4.37 -0.22 -0.32 91.6 3.91 6 0.7 1.6 0.1 1.4 13 .510 .504 $4,500,000 AS
2014 36 TBR AL 52.1 53 0 31 5.33 4.28 -0.18 -0.32 97.8 4.05 -8 -0.9 1.4 -0.3 -0.7 -3 .483 .494 $4,000,000
11 Seasons 525.1 516 1 209 3.58 4.64 0.02 -0.34 98.1 4.21 32 3.5 1.4 -0.1 9.0 91 .507 .503 $20,005,000
TBR (5 yrs) 255.1 256 0 110 3.88 4.70 0.08 -0.35 98.9 4.23 7 0.7 1.4 -0.3 3.1 37 .503 .501 $7,450,000
MIN (3 yrs) 68.0 55 1 35 4.63 4.92 -0.00 -0.35 102.9 4.71 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.7 8 .501 .501 $305,000
OAK (3 yrs) 199.1 202 0 58 2.62 4.47 -0.06 -0.33 95.4 4.00 29 3.1 1.6 0.4 5.7 51 .516 .507 $12,250,000
MIL (1 yr) 2.2 3 0 6 20.25 4.70 -0.10 -0.34 101.8 4.55 -5 -0.4 1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .364 .497

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2004 26 MIN AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8
2008 30 TBR AL ALDS W CHW 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 13 0.900 5.4 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
2008 30 TBR AL ALCS W BOS 0 0 19.29 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 17 3.857 19.3 7.7 15.4 3.9 0.25
2008 30 TBR AL WS L PHI 0 0 3.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 16 2.333 12.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67
2010 32 TBR AL ALDS L TEX 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0.545 4.9 0.0 0.0 2.5
2012 34 OAK AL ALDS L DET 0 1 .000 5.40 2 0 2 0 0 1 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 2.400 16.2 0.0 5.4 10.8 2.00
2013 35 OAK AL ALDS L DET 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 10 0.333 0.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
5 Yrs (7 Series) 1 1 .500 3.20 20 0 8 0 0 2 19.2 16 7 7 2 10 4 15 1 0 1 83 1.322 7.3 0.9 4.6 6.9 1.50
5 ALDS 1 1 .500 0.63 13 0 7 0 0 2 14.1 7 1 1 0 3 1 12 0 0 0 50 0.698 4.4 0.0 1.9 7.5 4.00
1 ALCS 0 0 19.29 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 17 3.857 19.3 7.7 15.4 3.9 0.25
1 WS 0 0 3.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 16 2.333 12.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00

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
2001 23 MIN AL 2 14 9 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 .333 .462 1.000 1.462 .167 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
2003 25 MIN AL 17 115 98 12 23 5 0 4 2 1 14 30 .235 .327 .408 .736 .292 40 1 0 2 1 2 2
2004 26 MIN AL 36 172 147 19 35 1 1 4 2 2 21 42 .238 .341 .340 .681 .307 50 2 2 2 0 1 1
2007 29 MIL NL 3 18 12 6 4 0 0 1 2 0 4 3 .333 .529 .583 1.113 .375 7 0 1 1 0 0 0
2007 29 TBD AL 22 103 83 15 26 4 3 1 1 1 16 27 .313 .412 .470 .882 .431 39 2 0 1 3 0 0
2007 29 TOT MLB 25 121 95 21 30 4 3 2 3 1 20 30 .316 .429 .484 .913 .424 46 2 1 2 3 0 0
2008 30 TBR AL 51 224 196 10 28 8 0 3 2 1 24 82 .143 .233 .230 .463 .219 45 0 0 1 3 1 0
2009 31 TBR AL 73 289 251 38 59 10 1 6 6 1 33 69 .235 .326 .355 .681 .298 89 7 2 1 2 0 2
2010 32 TBR AL 57 222 199 16 43 15 1 3 2 2 17 56 .216 .273 .347 .619 .278 69 0 0 2 4 2 1
2011 33 OAK AL 62 242 221 17 44 7 0 8 1 0 20 59 .199 .266 .339 .605 .234 75 8 0 1 0 1 1
2012 34 OAK AL 75 289 257 21 41 10 1 4 3 3 28 72 .160 .242 .253 .495 .201 65 3 1 0 3 2 2
2013 35 OAK AL 65 262 233 20 48 6 0 7 0 1 27 72 .206 .288 .322 .610 .266 75 2 0 2 0 2 3
2014 36 TBR AL 53 237 194 31 45 9 6 2 4 0 40 47 .232 .364 .371 .736 .295 72 6 1 1 1 3 0
11 Yrs 516 2187 1900 209 399 75 13 45 25 12 247 561 .210 .301 .334 .635 .270 635 31 7 15 18 14 12
162 Game Avg. 68 288 250 27 52 10 2 6 3 2 32 74 .210 .301 .334 .635 .270 84 4 1 2 2 2 2
MLB Averages .261 .329 .414 .743 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2001 23 MIN AL -2.3 -0.2 14 0.0 0.1 -0.0 .32 -0.3 0.4 -1.7 -0.2 1.04 -4.5 0 0 2
2003 25 MIN AL 1.7 0.2 119 -0.1 1.4 -1.5 .83 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 -0.0 0.97 -1.7 4 2 10
2004 26 MIN AL 2.5 0.2 179 0.7 3.1 -2.5 1.00 0.1 0.5 4.9 0.5 1.03 3.3 11 6 19
2007 29 TOT MLB -7.5 -0.7 126 -1.4 1.2 -2.6 .85 -0.5 -1.1 -11.2 -1.0 1.00 -6.9 6 7 11
2007 29 MIL NL -4.3 -0.4 19 -0.8 0.1 -0.9 1.40 -0.2 -0.4 -5.0 -0.4 0.94 -3.1 2 0 1
2007 29 TBD AL -3.2 -0.3 107 -0.6 1.1 -1.7 .76 -0.3 -0.5 -6.2 -0.6 1.01 -3.8 4 7 10
2008 30 TBR AL 18.9 1.9 228 2.8 5.9 -3.1 1.27 1.8 0.4 24.3 2.4 0.94 22.2 23 11 17
2009 31 TBR AL -3.1 -0.3 297 0.4 6.0 -5.6 1.11 0.6 -0.3 3.3 0.3 1.01 6.3 31 17 24
2010 32 TBR AL 10.3 1.0 231 2.0 5.0 -3.0 1.20 1.0 0.6 12.8 1.3 0.99 11.1 20 13 23
2011 33 OAK AL 11.7 1.2 244 2.0 6.5 -4.6 1.36 1.2 0.2 14.8 1.5 0.90 14.2 30 13 19
2012 34 OAK AL 12.8 1.3 301 2.8 9.1 -6.3 1.66 2.1 -0.4 11.2 1.2 0.94 20.4 39 18 18
2013 35 OAK AL 8.3 0.9 277 2.9 9.1 -6.2 1.84 0.5 1.1 5.9 0.6 0.97 6.6 29 15 19
2014 36 TBR AL -7.8 -0.8 250 -0.6 6.6 -7.2 1.81 -0.1 -0.3 -5.1 -0.5 1.05 -2.0 27 6 20
11 Yrs 45.6 4.7 2266 11.5 54.1 -42.7 1.36 6.3 2.1 58.9 6.1 0.98 68.9 220 108 182

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
2003 25 MIN AL 17 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 32.0 32 32 8 3 1 0 6.2 0.0 2.7 66 1 0 0 0 66
1 Yr 17 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 32 32 32 8 3 1 0 6.2 0.0 2.7 66 1 0 0 0 66
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 102 -16 4.6 4.6 5.9 95

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
2001 23 MIN AL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 5 .324 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.0 24
2003 25 MIN AL 17 16 6 1 0 1 0 1 0% 2 1 11 6 55% 6 .833 4 2 10 6 1 9 7 9 6 2 9 2 4.4 25
2004 26 MIN AL 36 36 14 4 1 1 0 1 0% 5 4 30 7 23% 8 1.001 11 6 19 12 7 17 16 20 13 11 14 5 3.3 21
2007 29 TOT MLB 25 25 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 11 5 45% .853 6 7 11 8 4 13 8 17 5 8 8 1 3.0 22
2007 29 MIL NL 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 7 1.399 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 2.7 25
2007 29 TBD AL 22 22 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 5 50% 7 .758 4 7 10 8 2 12 7 15 4 6 6 1 3.0 21
2008 30 TBR AL 51 51 12 6 2 5 4 1 80% 19 14 44 9 20% 7 1.274 23 11 17 24 8 19 27 24 21 12 23 16 3.4 20
2009 31 TBR AL 73 73 15 5 4 9 4 5 44% 30 18 67 18 27% 7 1.108 31 17 24 39 8 26 43 30 20 34 27 21 2.8 17
2010 32 TBR AL 57 57 8 2 1 1 0 1 0% 17 16 31 8 26% 7 1.200 20 13 23 28 11 18 21 36 9 17 12 13 2.9 17
2011 33 OAK AL 62 62 15 5 2 7 2 5 29% 33 26 15 2 13% 8 1.360 30 13 19 45 10 7 11 51 10 8 11 16 3.0 16
2012 34 OAK AL 75 75 34 3 2 26 24 2 92% 42 15 21 10 48% 9 1.660 39 18 18 53 14 8 11 64 10 12 11 20 3.0 17
2013 35 OAK AL 65 65 55 1 3 41 38 3 93% 41 0 6 5 83% 9 1.839 29 15 19 51 10 4 3 62 1 6 1 20 2.9 18
2014 36 TBR AL 53 53 29 1 6 14 11 3 79% 23 7 9 0 0% 9 1.809 27 6 20 32 10 11 6 47 7 13 8 14 3.0 19
11 Yrs 516 515 197 29 23 105 83 22 79% 213 102 247 70 28% 1.357 220 108 182 298 83 134 154 361 103 123 125 128 3.0 18

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%
2001 23 MIN AL 14 50% 14.3% 14.3% 21.4% 14.3% 67% 0.40 1.00 43% 0% 40.0% 0% 3 0 0%
2003 25 MIN AL 115 45% 3.5% 26.1% 12.2% 7.8% 39% 0.50 0.74 57% 20% 10.3% 15% 20 1 5%
2004 26 MIN AL 172 59% 2.3% 24.4% 12.2% 3.5% 17% 0.55 0.64 59% 22% 6.6% 9% 48 2 4%
2007 29 TOT MLB 121 51% 1.7% 24.8% 16.5% 7.4% 30% 0.72 1.10 55% 21% 5.9% 13% 29 2 7%
2007 29 MIL NL 18 56% 5.6% 16.7% 22.2% 5.6% 25% 0.29 0.25 44% 20% 20.0% 29% 4 0 0%
2007 29 TBD AL 103 50% 1.0% 26.2% 15.5% 7.8% 31% 0.81 1.31 56% 22% 3.4% 9% 25 2 8%
2008 30 TBR AL 224 58% 1.3% 36.6% 10.7% 4.9% 39% 0.41 0.44 51% 20% 4.3% 15% 33 0 0%
2009 31 TBR AL 289 61% 2.1% 23.9% 11.4% 5.9% 29% 0.55 0.68 62% 22% 5.9% 14% 74 7 9%
2010 32 TBR AL 222 55% 1.4% 25.2% 7.7% 8.6% 44% 0.41 0.43 65% 21% 3.4% 15% 39 0 0%
2011 33 OAK AL 242 51% 3.3% 24.4% 8.3% 6.2% 34% 0.63 0.84 64% 18% 9.4% 14% 42 8 19%
2012 34 OAK AL 289 48% 1.4% 24.9% 9.7% 5.2% 37% 0.57 0.64 64% 18% 4.0% 17% 52 3 6%
2013 35 OAK AL 262 47% 2.7% 27.5% 10.3% 5.0% 27% 0.64 0.73 59% 24% 8.4% 15% 53 2 4%
2014 36 TBR AL 237 47% 0.8% 19.8% 16.9% 7.2% 38% 0.79 1.12 62% 26% 2.8% 13% 50 6 12%
11 Yrs 2187 53% 2.1% 25.7% 11.3% 6.1% 33% 0.57 0.69 60% 21% 6.1% 14% 443 31 7%
MLB Averages 46% 2.7% 17.8% 8.4% 7.8% 34% 0.79 1.08 69% 20% 7.6% 12% 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
2001 23 MIN AL 14 47 3.36 28 59.6% 17.9% 25.0% 25.0% 32.1% 82.1% 0.0% 48.9% 69.6% 71.4% 7.1% 1 1 35.7% 5 4 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0
2003 25 MIN AL 116 469 4.04 295 64.0% 25.8% 18.6% 31.5% 24.1% 74.2% 4.6% 47.5% 74.9% 56.9% 7.8% 9 3 28.4% 33 19 0 5 25 16.7% 7 4 -1 0 0
2004 26 MIN AL 173 738 4.27 452 61.6% 25.7% 18.1% 32.5% 23.7% 74.3% 1.4% 45.8% 75.6% 55.5% 6.4% 11 7 29.5% 51 31 2 10 32 23.8% 8 3 -1 0 0
2007 29 TOT MLB 121 543 4.49 323 59.5% 25.7% 21.4% 31.3% 21.7% 74.3% 0.0% 44.2% 71.3% 57.0% 5.0% 6 4 18.2% 22 11 1 6 24 20.0% 1 2 0 0 0
2007 29 MIL NL 18 76 4.22 42 55.3% 26.2% 16.7% 33.3% 23.8% 73.8% 0.0% 40.8% 77.4% 55.6% 11.1% 2 1 11.1% 2 1 0 0 3 0.0% 0 1 0 0 0
2007 29 TBD AL 103 467 4.53 281 60.2% 25.6% 22.1% 31.0% 21.4% 74.4% 0.0% 44.8% 70.3% 57.3% 3.9% 4 3 19.4% 20 10 1 6 21 22.2% 1 1 0 0 0
2008 30 TBR AL 224 1027 4.58 640 62.6% 28.3% 20.8% 32.5% 18.4% 71.7% 1.0% 44.9% 71.0% 49.6% 5.8% 13 6 33.5% 75 47 0 21 61 25.6% 11 6 0 0 0
2009 31 TBR AL 290 1206 4.16 750 62.2% 26.5% 16.4% 32.4% 24.7% 73.5% 0.0% 45.7% 77.7% 51.7% 3.8% 11 7 24.1% 70 53 3 16 53 23.2% 7 4 -1 0 0
2010 32 TBR AL 222 957 4.31 597 62.9% 27.6% 16.2% 31.2% 25.0% 72.4% 2.2% 45.5% 77.5% 56.3% 4.5% 10 6 35.1% 78 42 5 16 40 28.6% 6 2 0 0 0
2011 33 OAK AL 242 1022 4.22 635 62.4% 33.1% 13.2% 28.0% 25.7% 66.9% 1.0% 41.7% 80.2% 60.3% 6.6% 16 11 29.3% 71 40 2 24 35 40.7% 18 4 0 0 0
2012 34 OAK AL 290 1263 4.36 785 62.4% 34.0% 16.2% 25.9% 23.9% 66.0% 1.0% 41.2% 75.5% 60.7% 5.9% 17 8 28.3% 82 47 5 20 52 27.8% 10 7 -1 0 0
2013 35 OAK AL 263 1145 4.35 705 62.0% 30.5% 19.0% 27.4% 23.1% 69.5% 1.6% 43.1% 72.7% 55.1% 5.3% 14 8 22.1% 58 32 1 17 55 23.6% 12 5 -1 0 0
2014 36 TBR AL 237 998 4.21 579 58.7% 37.1% 13.3% 23.8% 25.7% 62.9% 2.9% 36.9% 78.8% 53.2% 8.4% 20 12 22.4% 53 27 8 20 27 42.6% 6 5 0 0 0
11 Yrs 2192 9415 4.30 5789 61.8% 29.9% 17.1% 29.3% 23.7% 70.1% 1.4% 43.3% 75.6% 55.7% 5.8% 128 73 27.3% 598 353 27 155 406 27.6% 86 42 -5 0 0
MLB Averages 3.78 63.2% 27.4% 14.9% 27.1% 30.6% 72.6% 1.7% 45.9% 79.5% 58.9% 5.0% 22.4% 25.4%

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
2001 23 MIN AL 14 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 50% 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003 25 MIN AL 115 23 2 0 4 0 2 3 1 3 1 6 2 0 33% 2 0 0 44 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004 26 MIN AL 172 35 6 0 4 0 11 2 2 2 2 14 6 7 43% 1 3 0 69 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2007 29 TOT MLB 121 30 3 0 2 0 5 2 0 2 0 9 9 0 100% 0 0 1 49 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0
2007 29 MIL NL 18 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 100% 0 0 0 8 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 29 TBD AL 103 26 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 8 8 0 100% 0 0 1 41 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0
2008 30 TBR AL 224 28 0 0 3 0 7 3 0 1 2 12 5 4 42% 0 2 0 77 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2009 31 TBR AL 289 59 5 1 6 0 12 3 3 0 6 29 11 6 38% 2 1 1 126 6 1 86% 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010 32 TBR AL 222 43 3 0 3 0 7 2 1 1 2 15 12 4 80% 1 4 2 81 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2011 33 OAK AL 242 44 2 0 8 0 3 5 3 3 5 2 1 0 50% 1 0 0 84 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 OAK AL 289 41 3 0 4 0 9 3 1 2 2 18 8 3 44% 2 2 1 90 3 3 50% 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
2013 35 OAK AL 262 48 6 0 7 0 1 4 3 4 3 5 3 0 60% 3 9 1 101 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2014 36 TBR AL 237 45 1 0 2 1 10 1 1 1 1 16 5 3 31% 0 4 3 86 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
11 Yrs 2187 399 32 2 45 1 68 29 16 19 26 128 63 28 49% 12 25 9 814 25 12 68% 21 11 4 0 0 1 2 1 68 0
MLB Averages 53% 72%

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+
2001 23 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 38 2.250 10.1 6.8 10.1 6.8 0.67 38
2002 24 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 38 2.250 10.1 6.8 10.1 6.8 0.67 38
2003 25 1 0 1.000 5.02 19 1 7 0 0 0 28.2 26 16 16 6 17 2 32 0 0 0 129 92 1.500 8.2 1.9 5.3 10.0 1.88 92
2004 26 5 1 .833 4.63 55 1 21 0 0 0 68.0 61 35 35 10 38 3 74 2 0 3 301 102 1.456 8.1 1.3 5.0 9.8 1.95 102
2005 27 5 1 .833 4.63 55 1 21 0 0 0 68.0 61 35 35 10 38 3 74 2 0 3 301 102 1.456 8.1 1.3 5.0 9.8 1.95 102
2006 28 5 1 .833 4.63 55 1 21 0 0 0 68.0 61 35 35 10 38 3 74 2 0 3 301 102 1.456 8.1 1.3 5.0 9.8 1.95 102
2007 29 6 3 .667 5.44 80 1 29 0 0 0 92.2 91 56 56 12 58 3 104 3 0 3 422 86 1.608 8.8 1.2 5.6 10.1 1.79 86
2008 30 12 5 .706 3.93 131 1 41 0 0 4 151.0 119 66 66 15 82 4 186 3 0 5 646 117 1.331 7.1 0.9 4.9 11.1 2.27 117
2009 31 17 9 .654 4.20 204 1 56 0 0 8 218.1 178 104 102 21 115 4 255 5 0 6 935 107 1.342 7.3 0.9 4.7 10.5 2.22 107
2010 32 19 10 .655 3.81 261 1 64 0 0 8 273.2 221 120 116 24 132 6 311 5 1 10 1157 115 1.290 7.3 0.8 4.3 10.2 2.36 115
2011 33 24 12 .667 3.57 323 1 79 0 0 10 335.2 265 137 133 32 152 7 370 5 1 10 1399 121 1.242 7.1 0.9 4.1 9.9 2.43 121
2012 34 27 14 .659 3.38 398 1 113 0 0 34 410.1 306 158 154 36 180 9 442 6 1 12 1688 126 1.184 6.7 0.8 3.9 9.7 2.46 126
2013 35 28 17 .622 3.27 463 1 168 0 0 72 473.0 354 178 172 43 207 11 514 6 1 21 1950 128 1.186 6.7 0.8 3.9 9.8 2.48 128
2014 36 29 23 .558 3.48 516 1 197 0 0 83 525.1 399 209 203 45 247 14 561 7 1 25 2187 120 1.230 6.8 0.8 4.2 9.6 2.27 120

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
2001 23 0 0 12.00 3.0 3 4 4 2 3 2 0 2.000 9.0 9.0 6.0 0.67 6.0 2
2003 25 2 1 .667 3.46 26.0 22 11 10 4 13 30 0 1.346 7.6 4.5 10.4 2.31 1.4 17
2004 26 2 2 .500 3.23 39.0 33 16 14 4 20 42 2 1.359 7.6 4.6 9.7 2.10 0.9 36
2007 29 1 2 .333 6.12 25.0 29 19 17 2 19 30 1 1.920 10.4 6.8 10.8 1.58 0.7 25
2008 30 3 3 .500 1.24 58.0 26 9 8 3 22 82 0 0.828 4.0 3.4 12.7 3.73 0.5 51
2009 31 3 4 .429 4.30 67.0 58 36 32 6 32 69 2 1.343 7.8 4.3 9.3 2.16 0.8 73
2010 32 3 3 .500 2.45 55.0 45 17 15 3 18 56 0 1.145 7.4 2.9 9.2 3.11 0.5 57
2011 33 4 3 .571 2.18 62.0 45 17 15 8 20 59 0 1.048 6.5 2.9 8.6 2.95 1.2 62
2012 34 4 4 .500 2.40 75.0 43 22 20 4 29 72 1 0.960 5.2 3.5 8.6 2.48 0.5 75
2013 35 4 3 .571 2.71 63.0 49 21 19 7 28 72 0 1.222 7.0 4.0 10.3 2.57 1.0 65
2014 36 3 3 .500 5.19 52.0 48 33 30 2 43 47 1 1.750 8.3 7.4 8.1 1.09 0.3 53
11 Yrs 29 28 .509 3.15 525.0 401 205 184 45 247 561 7 1.234 6.9 9.6 2.27 0.8 516



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2009 AL  73 (7th)
2012 AL  75 (5th)
Active  516 (36th)

Saves s c a p y
2012 AL  24 (10th)
2013 AL  38 (6th)
Active  83 (30th)
Career  83 (177th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2013 AL  9 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2013 AL  55 (6th)
Active  197 (28th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Active  11.5 (27th)
Career  11.5 (156th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 AL  2.1 (9th)
Active  6.3 (46th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (646), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (249th), 9.2 career WAR/10.7 7yr-peak WAR/9.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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