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Brandon League

Brandon Paul League (twitter: @BrandonLeague43)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 16, 1983 in Sacramento, CA
High School: St. Louis HS (Honolulu, HI)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed July 3, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 2004 (Age 21.189)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/BlueJays/Dodgers 2004-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 4 yrs/$27.5M (12-15) & 16 vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.145, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Dan Horwits,Dan Lozano [*]
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
2004 21 TOR AL 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 18 2.83 0.857 5.8 0.0 1.9 3.9 2.00
2005 22 TOR AL 1 0 1.000 6.56 20 0 4 0 0 0 35.2 42 27 26 8 20 1 17 2 0 5 162 68 6.83 1.738 10.6 2.0 5.0 4.3 0.85
2006 23 TOR AL 1 2 .333 2.53 33 0 8 0 0 1 42.2 34 17 12 3 9 2 29 3 0 0 173 182 3.55 1.008 7.2 0.6 1.9 6.1 3.22
2007 24 TOR AL 0 0 6.17 14 0 2 0 0 0 11.2 19 8 8 1 7 0 7 0 0 3 58 75 4.95 2.229 14.7 0.8 5.4 5.4 1.00
2008 25 TOR AL 1 2 .333 2.18 31 0 8 0 0 1 33.0 28 9 8 2 15 2 23 3 0 2 141 196 4.16 1.303 7.6 0.5 4.1 6.3 1.53
2009 26 TOR AL 3 6 .333 4.58 67 0 18 0 0 0 74.2 72 40 38 8 21 2 76 7 0 9 313 97 3.58 1.246 8.7 1.0 2.5 9.2 3.62
2010 27 SEA AL 9 7 .563 3.42 70 0 30 0 0 6 79.0 67 38 30 7 27 6 56 2 0 7 326 116 3.91 1.190 7.6 0.8 3.1 6.4 2.07
2011 ★ 28 SEA AL 1 5 .167 2.79 65 0 60 0 0 37 61.1 56 25 19 3 10 2 45 2 0 4 250 136 2.78 1.076 8.2 0.4 1.5 6.6 4.50 AS
2012 29 TOT MLB 2 6 .250 3.13 74 0 39 0 0 15 72.0 65 27 25 1 33 7 54 1 0 4 301 123 3.19 1.361 8.1 0.1 4.1 6.8 1.64
2012 29 SEA AL 0 5 .000 3.63 46 0 24 0 0 9 44.2 48 20 18 1 19 3 27 0 0 3 193 106 3.45 1.500 9.7 0.2 3.8 5.4 1.42
2012 29 LAD NL 2 1 .667 2.30 28 0 15 0 0 6 27.1 17 7 7 0 14 4 27 1 0 1 108 167 2.77 1.134 5.6 0.0 4.6 8.9 1.93
2013 30 LAD NL 6 4 .600 5.30 58 0 35 0 0 14 54.1 69 37 32 8 15 1 28 3 0 9 249 68 4.93 1.546 11.4 1.3 2.5 4.6 1.87
2014 31 LAD NL 2 3 .400 2.70 60 0 12 0 0 0 60.0 60 23 18 0 27 5 35 4 0 4 262 132 3.51 1.450 9.0 0.0 4.1 5.3 1.30
11 Yrs 27 35 .435 3.67 495 0 216 0 0 74 529.0 515 251 216 41 185 28 372 27 0 47 2253 110 3.89 1.323 8.8 0.7 3.1 6.3 2.01
162 Game Avg. 4 5 .435 3.67 68 0 30 0 0 10 73 71 34 30 6 25 4 51 4 0 6 310 110 3.89 1.323 8.8 0.7 3.1 6.3 2.01
TOR (6 yrs) 7 10 .412 4.09 168 0 40 0 0 2 202.1 198 101 92 22 73 7 154 15 0 19 865 109 4.30 1.339 8.8 1.0 3.2 6.9 2.11
LAD (3 yrs) 10 8 .556 3.62 146 0 62 0 0 20 141.2 146 67 57 8 56 10 90 8 0 14 619 100 3.91 1.426 9.3 0.5 3.6 5.7 1.61
SEA (3 yrs) 10 17 .370 3.26 181 0 114 0 0 52 185.0 171 83 67 11 56 11 128 4 0 14 769 119 3.43 1.227 8.3 0.5 2.7 6.2 2.29
AL (9 yrs) 17 27 .386 3.69 349 0 154 0 0 54 387.1 369 184 159 33 129 18 282 19 0 33 1634 113 3.88 1.286 8.6 0.8 3.0 6.6 2.19
NL (3 yrs) 10 8 .556 3.62 146 0 62 0 0 20 141.2 146 67 57 8 56 10 90 8 0 14 619 100 3.91 1.426 9.3 0.5 3.6 5.7 1.61
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
2004 21 TOR AL 4.2 3 0 0 0.00 5.59 0.28 -0.41 96.0 4.70 2 0.2 1.7 0.1 0.4 3 .580 .501
2005 22 TOR AL 35.2 20 0 27 6.81 5.13 0.41 -0.39 102.8 4.45 -10 -0.9 .6 0.1 -0.4 -5 .453 .494 $316,000
2006 23 TOR AL 42.2 33 0 17 3.59 5.09 0.36 -0.38 99.1 4.31 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.7 8 .509 .502
2007 24 TOR AL 11.2 14 0 8 6.17 5.50 0.68 -0.41 99.9 4.40 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .483 .499
2008 25 TOR AL 33.0 31 0 9 2.45 4.76 0.25 -0.35 99.0 4.12 5 0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .518 .503 $400,300
2009 26 TOR AL 74.2 67 0 40 4.82 5.00 0.33 -0.37 99.6 4.29 -5 -0.5 .9 -0.2 0.1 4 .493 .497 $640,000
2010 27 SEA AL 79.0 70 0 38 4.33 4.49 0.07 -0.34 95.4 3.89 -4 -0.5 1.5 -0.3 0.1 4 .493 .497 $1,087,500
2011 ★ 28 SEA AL 61.1 65 0 25 3.67 4.55 0.06 -0.35 94.3 3.90 1 0.1 1.7 -0.1 0.7 8 .502 .501 $2,250,000 AS
2012 29 SEA AL 44.2 46 0 20 4.03 4.53 0.13 -0.33 91.2 3.70 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.1 0.2 3 .496 .499 $5,000,000
2012 29 LAD NL 27.1 28 0 7 2.30 4.46 -0.03 -0.33 94.3 3.92 5 0.5 1.2 0.0 0.8 7 .518 .503
2013 30 LAD NL 54.1 58 0 37 6.13 4.18 0.35 -0.31 96.3 3.39 -16 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.4 -12 .469 .489 $4,500,000
2014 31 LAD NL 60.0 60 0 23 3.45 3.98 0.10 -0.30 98.6 3.53 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .502 .501 $7,500,000
11 Seasons 529.0 495 0 251 4.27 4.62 0.21 -0.35 97.1 3.95 -22 -2.2 1.2 -1.0 2.2 34 .496 .498 $21,693,800
TOR (6 yrs) 202.1 168 0 101 4.49 5.05 0.36 -0.37 99.9 4.31 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 1.4 18 .497 .499 $1,356,300
LAD (3 yrs) 141.2 146 0 67 4.26 4.15 0.17 -0.31 96.9 3.55 -10 -1.1 1.0 -0.3 -0.1 0 .492 .497 $12,000,000
SEA (3 yrs) 185.0 181 0 83 4.04 4.52 0.08 -0.34 94.0 3.85 -5 -0.5 1.6 -0.6 0.9 15 .497 .499 $8,337,500

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2004 21 TOR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2005 22 TOR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 23 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 24 TOR AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 25 TOR AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 26 TOR AL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 27 SEA AL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 ★ 28 SEA AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2012 29 TOT MLB 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 SEA AL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 LAD NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 30 LAD NL 58 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 31 LAD NL 60 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Yrs 495 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (6 yrs) 168 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAD (3 yrs) 146 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (3 yrs) 181 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 349 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 146 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2004 21 TOR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2005 22 TOR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $316,000 1
2006 23 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2007 24 TOR AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2008 25 TOR AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $400,300 1
2009 26 TOR AL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $640,000 1
2010 27 SEA AL 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,087,500 1
2011 ★ 28 SEA AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,250,000 1 AS
2012 29 SEA AL 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000,000 1
2012 29 LAD NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2013 30 LAD NL 58 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $4,500,000 1
2014 31 LAD NL 56 2 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $7,500,000 1
11 Seasons 491 3 -0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.2 3 $21,693,800
TOR (6 yrs) 168 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $1,356,300
LAD (3 yrs) 142 3 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $12,000,000
SEA (3 yrs) 181 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $8,337,500

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2004 TOR AL 21 P 3 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.74 1.63 0 0 0
2005 TOR AL 22 P 20 0 0 35.2 8 3 4 1 0 .875 0 0 1.77 0.35 .954 1.69 1.68 0 0 0
2006 TOR AL 23 P 33 0 0 42.2 18 3 13 2 0 .889 -1 -5 3.38 0.48 .958 1.56 1.54 1 1 50% 30% 0
2007 TOR AL 24 P 14 0 0 11.2 5 0 4 1 0 .800 1 19 3.09 0.29 .956 1.62 1.59 0 1 100% 27% 0
2008 TOR AL 25 P 31 0 0 33.0 12 8 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -6 3.27 0.39 .952 1.61 1.59 0 0 0
2009 TOR AL 26 P 67 0 0 74.2 16 10 4 2 2 .875 -5 -13 1.69 0.21 .953 1.53 1.51 9 1 10% 26% 0
2010 SEA AL 27 P 70 0 0 79.0 17 7 10 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.94 0.24 .953 1.63 1.61 5 5 50% 26% 0
2011 SEA AL 28 P 65 0 0 61.1 8 1 4 3 0 .625 -4 -13 0.73 0.08 .949 1.60 1.59 5 1 17% 28% 0 AS
2012 TOT MLB 29 P 74 0 0 72.0 12 4 7 1 1 .917 -3 -8 1.38 0.15 .953 1.65 1.63 11 3 21% 26% 0
2012 SEA AL 29 P 46 0 0 44.2 10 4 5 1 1 .900 -1 -4 1.81 0.20 .954 1.57 1.56 4 1 20% 25% 0
2012 LAD NL 29 P 28 0 0 27.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -15 0.66 0.07 .950 1.78 1.75 7 2 22% 27% 0
2013 LAD NL 30 P 58 0 0 54.1 14 4 8 2 0 .857 -3 -11 1.99 0.21 .964 1.76 1.76 2 2 50% 28% 0
2014 LAD NL 31 P 60 0 0 60.0 17 4 10 3 3 .824 -3 -10 2.10 0.23 .954 1.72 1.72 4 3 43% 28% 0
11 Seasons P 495 0 0 529.0 127 44 68 15 6 .882 -18 -6 1.91 0.23 .955 1.64 1.62 37 17 31% 27% 0
11 Seasons TOT 495 0 0 529.0 127 44 68 15 6 .882 -18 -35 1.91 0.23 .955 1.64 1.62 37 17 31% 27% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2010 AL  70 (10th)
Active  495 (39th)

Saves s c a p y
2011 AL  37 (3rd)
Active  74 (35th)
Career  74 (201st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2009 AL  9 (6th)
Active  47 (49th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2011 AL  60 (2nd)
Active  216 (24th)
Career  216 (215th)

Youngest s c a p y
2004 AL  born 1983-03-16 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2035), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1059), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1163), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (785th), 2.5 career WAR/4.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2005 22 Toronto Blue Jays $316,000 ?
2008 25 Toronto Blue Jays $400,300 ?
2009 26 Toronto Blue Jays $640,000 ?
2010 27 Seattle Mariners $1,087,500 3.145
2011 28 Seattle Mariners $2,250,000 ?
2012 29 Seattle Mariners $5,000,000 5.145 contracts
2013 30 Los Angeles Dodgers $4,500,000 6.145 contracts
2014 31 Los Angeles Dodgers $7,500,000 7.145
201532Los Angeles Dodgers$7,500,000
201633Los Angeles Dodgers*$7,500,000$7.5M Vesting Option2016 option is $7.5M with 55 games finished in 2015; $8.5M with 55 GF in 2015 and 100 GF in 2014-15; $9M with 55 GF in 2015 and 150 GF in 2013-15
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,693,800Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Brandon Brandon Paul League

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