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Bill Bray

William Paul Bray (twitter: @B_Line45)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 5, 1983 in Virginia Beach, VA
High School: Ocean Lakes HS (Virginia Beach, VA)
School: College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 30, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 2006 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 2006 [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Nationals 2006-2012
Agents: Octagon (Bobby Witt), previously: Alan Nero [*]
Final Game: July 30, 2012 (Age 29)
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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
2006 23 TOT NL 3 2 .600 4.09 48 0 10 0 0 2 50.2 57 27 23 5 18 3 39 1 0 0 223 111 4.02 1.480 10.1 0.9 3.2 6.9 2.17
2006 23 WSN NL 1 1 .500 3.91 19 0 4 0 0 0 23.0 24 11 10 2 9 2 16 1 0 0 100 111 4.19 1.435 9.4 0.8 3.5 6.3 1.78
2006 23 CIN NL 2 1 .667 4.23 29 0 6 0 0 2 27.2 33 16 13 3 9 1 23 0 0 0 123 112 3.87 1.518 10.7 1.0 2.9 7.5 2.56
2007 24 CIN NL 3 3 .500 6.28 19 0 5 0 0 1 14.1 16 10 10 1 5 1 14 0 0 0 63 75 3.24 1.465 10.0 0.6 3.1 8.8 2.80
2008 25 CIN NL 2 2 .500 2.87 63 0 11 0 0 0 47.0 50 19 15 4 24 5 54 1 0 2 215 154 3.54 1.574 9.6 0.8 4.6 10.3 2.25
2010 27 CIN NL 0 2 .000 4.13 35 0 4 0 0 0 28.1 21 13 13 4 10 1 30 0 0 2 117 100 3.86 1.094 6.7 1.3 3.2 9.5 3.00
2011 28 CIN NL 5 3 .625 2.98 79 0 11 0 0 0 48.1 35 16 16 3 17 3 44 2 0 1 196 133 3.19 1.076 6.5 0.6 3.2 8.2 2.59
2012 29 CIN NL 0 0 5.19 14 0 2 0 0 0 8.2 6 5 5 2 14 0 7 0 0 0 43 83 9.33 2.308 6.2 2.1 14.5 7.3 0.50
6 Yrs 13 12 .520 3.74 258 0 43 0 0 3 197.1 185 90 82 19 88 13 188 4 0 5 857 115 3.85 1.383 8.4 0.9 4.0 8.6 2.14
162 Game Avg. 3 3 .520 3.74 68 0 11 0 0 1 52 49 24 22 5 23 3 50 1 0 1 226 115 3.85 1.383 8.4 0.9 4.0 8.6 2.14
CIN (6 yrs) 12 11 .522 3.72 239 0 39 0 0 3 174.1 161 79 72 17 79 11 172 3 0 5 757 116 3.81 1.377 8.3 0.9 4.1 8.9 2.18
WSN (1 yr) 1 1 .500 3.91 19 0 4 0 0 0 23.0 24 11 10 2 9 2 16 1 0 0 100 111 4.19 1.435 9.4 0.8 3.5 6.3 1.78

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
2006 23 WSN NL 23.0 19 0 11 4.30 4.94 -0.24 -0.36 94.6 4.56 1 0.1 .8 -0.1 0.2 3 .504 .500
2006 23 CIN NL 27.2 29 0 16 5.20 4.88 -0.29 -0.36 104.7 5.05 -0 -0.0 1.2 -0.1 0.2 2 .499 .500
2007 24 CIN NL 14.1 19 0 10 6.28 4.93 -0.30 -0.35 104.9 5.11 -2 -0.2 1.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .491 .499 $382,500
2008 25 CIN NL 47.0 63 0 19 3.64 4.88 -0.13 -0.35 101.6 4.73 6 0.6 1.2 -0.0 1.0 10 .510 .504
2010 27 CIN NL 28.1 35 0 13 4.13 4.49 0.17 -0.34 102.2 4.07 -0 -0.0 .9 -0.1 0.2 2 .499 .500
2011 28 CIN NL 48.1 79 0 16 2.98 4.31 0.17 -0.32 101.0 3.85 4 0.5 1.4 -0.0 0.9 8 .506 .503 $645,000
2012 29 CIN NL 8.2 14 0 5 5.19 5.19 0.05 -0.39 107.2 5.09 -0 -0.0 1.5 -0.0 0.0 1 .499 .500 $1,417,500
6 Seasons 197.1 258 0 90 4.10 4.71 -0.05 -0.35 101.6 4.49 8 0.9 1.2 -0.3 2.4 25 .503 .502 $2,445,000
CIN (6 yrs) 174.1 239 0 79 4.08 4.68 -0.03 -0.34 102.6 4.48 8 0.8 1.2 -0.2 2.1 23 .503 .502 $2,445,000
WSN (1 yr) 23.0 19 0 11 4.30 4.94 -0.24 -0.36 94.6 4.56 1 0.1 .8 -0.1 0.2 3 .504 .500

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
2010 27 CIN NL NLDS L PHI 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8

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
2006 23 CIN NL 29 123 113 16 33 7 0 3 0 0 9 23 .292 .344 .434 .778 .345 49 3 0 1 0 1 2
2006 23 TOT NL 48 223 201 27 57 13 0 5 1 1 18 39 .284 .344 .423 .767 .329 85 7 1 2 1 3 4
2006 23 WSN NL 19 100 88 11 24 6 0 2 1 1 9 16 .273 .343 .409 .753 .310 36 4 1 1 1 2 2
2007 24 CIN NL 19 63 57 10 16 3 2 1 1 0 5 14 .281 .333 .456 .789 .349 26 1 0 0 1 1 0
2008 25 CIN NL 63 215 186 19 50 15 1 4 4 0 24 54 .269 .354 .425 .779 .357 79 3 1 3 1 5 5
2010 27 CIN NL 35 117 106 13 21 3 1 4 1 0 10 30 .198 .267 .358 .626 .236 38 0 0 1 0 1 1
2011 28 CIN NL 79 196 173 16 35 11 1 3 4 2 17 44 .202 .277 .329 .606 .248 57 1 2 1 3 3 1
2012 29 CIN NL 14 43 27 5 6 2 0 2 2 1 14 7 .222 .465 .519 .984 .200 14 1 0 0 2 0 0
6 Yrs 258 857 750 90 185 47 5 19 13 4 88 188 .247 .326 .399 .725 .301 299 13 4 7 8 13 11
162 Game Avg. 68 226 198 24 49 12 1 5 3 1 23 50 .247 .326 .399 .725 .301 79 3 1 2 2 3 3
MLB Averages .262 .329 .414 .743 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2006 23 TOT NL 1.7 0.2 225 0.5 4.4 -3.9 1.08 -0.3 0.8 1.2 0.1 1.08 0.9 16 10 21
2006 23 WSN NL 1.1 0.1 102 0.1 1.6 -1.5 .89 -0.3 0.4 0.5 0.0 1.04 0.1 4 4 10
2006 23 CIN NL 0.6 0.1 123 0.4 2.8 -2.4 1.23 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.1 1.11 0.8 12 6 11
2007 24 CIN NL -2.0 -0.2 66 -0.3 1.1 -1.3 .99 0.1 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2 0.89 -1.5 5 8 6
2008 25 CIN NL 6.7 0.7 221 0.0 3.6 -3.6 .92 -0.4 0.4 3.1 0.3 1.04 -3.0 17 14 30
2010 27 CIN NL 0.5 0.0 122 0.7 1.6 -0.9 .71 0.3 0.6 3.4 0.3 0.98 2.3 8 5 22
2011 28 CIN NL 5.8 0.6 202 0.5 4.3 -3.8 1.23 0.9 -0.5 9.2 0.9 0.95 8.6 32 19 27
2012 29 CIN NL -0.6 -0.1 45 -0.6 0.4 -1.0 .89 -0.1 -0.5 -1.3 -0.1 1.16 -3.5 4 3 6
6 Yrs 12.0 1.2 881 0.8 15.3 -14.5 1.01 0.5 0.3 13.8 1.4 1.02 3.8 82 59 112

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
2006 23 TOT NL 48 48 10 3 2 3 2 1 67% 6 3 30 11 37% 1.077 16 10 21 14 10 24 15 33 13 18 13 12 3.2 17
2006 23 WSN NL 19 19 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 9 3 33% 8 .889 4 4 10 6 4 9 5 14 7 6 7 5 3.6 18
2006 23 CIN NL 29 29 6 2 1 3 2 1 67% 5 2 21 8 38% 8 1.229 12 6 11 8 6 15 10 19 6 12 6 7 2.9 16
2007 24 CIN NL 19 19 5 3 3 1 1 0 100% 5 3 11 2 18% 7 .989 5 8 6 8 7 4 10 9 4 12 5 1 2.3 12
2008 25 CIN NL 63 63 11 2 2 4 0 4 0% 16 9 48 14 29% 8 .919 17 14 30 22 9 32 29 34 6 31 9 20 2.2 13
2010 27 CIN NL 35 35 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 24 7 29% 7 .710 8 5 22 12 6 17 15 20 5 18 7 12 2.4 14
2011 28 CIN NL 79 79 11 5 3 3 0 3 0% 25 20 59 13 22% 8 1.232 32 19 27 35 16 28 38 41 4 55 5 28 1.8 10
2012 29 CIN NL 14 14 2 0 0 2 0 2 0% 4 1 11 3 27% 7 .887 4 3 6 4 3 7 5 9 2 8 2 1 1.9 13
6 Yrs 258 258 43 13 12 13 3 10 23% 58 38 183 50 27% 1.007 82 59 112 95 51 112 112 146 34 142 41 74 2.3 13

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%
2006 23 TOT NL 223 38% 2.2% 17.5% 8.1% 8.1% 32% 0.79 1.15 71% 22% 5.9% 6% 61 7 11%
2006 23 WSN NL 100 40% 2.0% 16.0% 9.0% 8.0% 33% 0.97 1.26 71% 18% 5.9% 6% 23 4 17%
2006 23 CIN NL 123 37% 2.4% 18.7% 7.3% 8.1% 30% 0.67 1.07 71% 26% 5.9% 6% 38 3 8%
2007 24 CIN NL 63 35% 1.6% 22.2% 7.9% 9.5% 38% 0.72 0.93 68% 18% 4.8% 16% 12 1 8%
2008 25 CIN NL 215 40% 1.9% 25.1% 11.2% 9.3% 40% 0.58 0.81 60% 23% 5.4% 11% 46 3 7%
2010 27 CIN NL 117 45% 3.4% 25.6% 8.6% 6.8% 38% 0.62 0.49 62% 6% 10.3% 17% 22 0 0%
2011 28 CIN NL 196 52% 1.5% 22.5% 8.7% 7.7% 43% 0.50 0.50 66% 16% 3.9% 12% 34 1 3%
2012 29 CIN NL 43 51% 4.7% 16.3% 32.6% 9.3% 67% 0.38 0.55 47% 18% 14.3% 13% 10 1 10%
6 Yrs 857 43% 2.2% 21.9% 10.3% 8.3% 38% 0.62 0.74 64% 18% 6.1% 11% 185 13 7%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 18.0% 8.5% 7.8% 34% 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
2006 23 TOT NL 224 794 3.54 520 66.5% 25.6% 17.9% 24.8% 31.7% 74.4% 4.4% 49.5% 76.0% 61.2% 5.8% 13 7 21.4% 48 25 2 5 34 12.8% 9 3 -1 0 0
2006 23 WSN NL 101 336 3.33 220 67.1% 27.3% 15.9% 23.2% 33.6% 72.7% 6.9% 48.8% 78.1% 61.4% 5.0% 5 1 28.7% 29 18 1 1 15 6.3% 5 2 -1 0 0
2006 23 CIN NL 123 458 3.72 300 66.1% 24.3% 19.3% 26.0% 30.3% 75.7% 2.5% 50.0% 74.4% 61.0% 6.5% 8 6 15.4% 19 7 1 4 19 17.4% 4 1 0 0 0
2007 24 CIN NL 63 227 3.60 159 71.3% 18.9% 20.1% 33.3% 27.7% 81.1% 5.9% 57.8% 75.2% 68.3% 3.2% 2 0 33.3% 21 19 2 3 11 21.4% 1 1 0 0 0
2008 25 CIN NL 215 800 3.72 522 66.9% 24.7% 22.4% 26.8% 26.1% 75.3% 7.2% 50.4% 70.2% 63.3% 6.0% 13 5 32.6% 70 42 6 11 43 20.4% 14 3 0 0 0
2010 27 CIN NL 117 486 4.15 309 64.1% 27.5% 22.0% 25.6% 24.9% 72.5% 2.3% 46.5% 69.6% 55.6% 4.3% 5 3 21.4% 25 11 0 5 25 16.7% 6 1 0 0 0
2011 28 CIN NL 196 810 4.13 500 62.5% 25.4% 20.0% 28.0% 26.6% 74.6% 3.2% 46.6% 73.2% 54.6% 5.1% 10 4 27.0% 53 30 5 7 36 15.9% 7 3 0 0 0
2012 29 CIN NL 43 179 4.16 97 54.2% 33.0% 13.4% 30.9% 22.7% 67.0% 0.0% 36.3% 80.0% 55.8% 18.6% 8 4 37.2% 16 12 0 3 4 42.9% 3 4 0 0 0
6 Yrs 858 3296 3.84 2107 64.9% 25.4% 20.1% 27.1% 27.4% 74.6% 4.2% 48.4% 73.1% 59.7% 5.9% 51 23 27.2% 233 139 15 34 153 18.1% 40 15 -1 0 0
MLB Averages 3.80 63.2% 27.6% 14.9% 27.1% 30.4% 72.4% 1.7% 45.7% 79.5% 58.8% 5.0% 22.6% 24.9%

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
2006 23 TOT NL 223 57 2 0 5 0 12 4 1 2 3 18 8 2 44% 4 0 0 95 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006 23 WSN NL 100 24 1 0 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 4 2 1 50% 2 0 0 37 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006 23 CIN NL 123 33 1 0 3 0 9 2 1 1 2 14 6 1 43% 2 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 24 CIN NL 63 16 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 3 1 60% 0 0 0 29 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 25 CIN NL 215 50 7 2 4 0 14 3 1 2 2 22 10 8 45% 5 2 0 93 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010 27 CIN NL 117 21 1 0 4 0 2 1 3 2 2 4 3 2 75% 1 2 0 46 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011 28 CIN NL 196 35 2 0 3 0 5 1 2 2 1 8 3 2 38% 1 1 0 76 4 2 67% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012 29 CIN NL 43 6 0 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 2 5 3 1 60% 0 0 0 14 2 1 67% 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
6 Yrs 857 185 14 3 19 0 39 12 7 8 11 62 30 16 48% 11 5 0 353 13 4 76% 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 15 0
MLB Averages 53% 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+
2006 23 3 2 .600 4.09 48 0 10 0 0 2 50.2 57 27 23 5 18 3 39 1 0 0 223 111 1.480 10.1 0.9 3.2 6.9 2.17 111
2007 24 6 5 .545 4.57 67 0 15 0 0 3 65.0 73 37 33 6 23 4 53 1 0 0 286 100 1.477 10.1 0.8 3.2 7.3 2.30 100
2008 25 8 7 .533 3.86 130 0 26 0 0 3 112.0 123 56 48 10 47 9 107 2 0 2 501 117 1.518 9.9 0.8 3.8 8.6 2.28 117
2009 26 8 7 .533 3.86 130 0 26 0 0 3 112.0 123 56 48 10 47 9 107 2 0 2 501 117 1.518 9.9 0.8 3.8 8.6 2.28 117
2010 27 8 9 .471 3.91 165 0 30 0 0 3 140.1 144 69 61 14 57 10 137 2 0 4 618 113 1.432 9.2 0.9 3.7 8.8 2.40 113
2011 28 13 12 .520 3.67 244 0 41 0 0 3 188.2 179 85 77 17 74 13 181 4 0 5 814 117 1.341 8.5 0.8 3.5 8.6 2.45 117
2012 29 13 12 .520 3.74 258 0 43 0 0 3 197.1 185 90 82 19 88 13 188 4 0 5 857 115 1.383 8.4 0.9 4.0 8.6 2.14 115

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
2006 23 3 3 .500 3.88 51.0 56 25 22 5 18 39 1 1.451 9.9 3.2 6.9 2.17 0.9 48
2007 24 1 1 .500 5.14 14.0 15 9 8 1 5 14 0 1.429 9.6 3.2 9.0 2.80 0.6 19
2008 25 3 2 .600 3.06 47.0 49 18 16 4 24 54 1 1.553 9.4 4.6 10.3 2.25 0.8 63
2010 27 2 1 .667 3.86 28.0 21 13 12 4 10 30 0 1.107 6.8 3.2 9.6 3.00 1.3 35
2011 28 3 2 .600 2.81 48.0 36 17 15 3 17 44 2 1.104 6.8 3.2 8.3 2.59 0.6 79
2012 29 0 1 .000 4.00 9.0 6 5 4 2 14 7 0 2.222 6.0 14.0 7.0 0.50 2.0 14
6 Yrs 12 10 .545 3.52 197.0 183 87 77 19 88 188 4 1.376 8.4 8.6 2.14 0.9 258



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  79 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2689), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1763), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (915th), 2.5 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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