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Kris Medlen

Kristopher Allen Medlen (twitter: @KrisMedlen54)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 7, 1985 in Artesia, CA
High School: Gahr HS (Cerritos, CA)
School: Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 6, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 21, 2009 (Age 23.226)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Braves 2009-2013
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$5.8M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.137, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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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
2009 23 ATL NL 3 5 .375 4.26 37 4 10 0 0 0 67.2 65 34 32 5 30 2 72 2 1 3 294 97 3.35 1.404 8.6 0.7 4.0 9.6 2.40
2010 24 ATL NL 6 2 .750 3.68 31 14 5 0 0 0 107.2 108 48 44 13 21 1 83 3 1 1 438 107 3.78 1.198 9.0 1.1 1.8 6.9 3.95
2011 25 ATL NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1.31 0.429 3.9 0.0 0.0 7.7
2012 26 ATL NL 10 1 .909 1.57 50 12 7 2 1 1 138.0 103 26 24 6 23 0 120 0 0 3 520 256 2.42 0.913 6.7 0.4 1.5 7.8 5.22 MVP-20
2013 27 ATL NL 15 12 .556 3.11 32 31 1 0 0 0 197.0 194 77 68 18 47 1 157 8 0 2 820 121 3.48 1.223 8.9 0.8 2.1 7.2 3.34
5 Yrs 34 20 .630 2.95 152 61 24 2 1 1 512.2 471 185 168 42 121 4 434 13 2 9 2080 132 3.23 1.155 8.3 0.7 2.1 7.6 3.59
162 Game Avg. 11 6 .630 2.95 49 19 8 1 0 0 164 150 59 54 13 39 1 139 4 1 3 664 132 3.23 1.155 8.3 0.7 2.1 7.6 3.59
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
2009 23 ATL NL 67.2 37 4 34 4.52 4.59 -0.06 -0.20 101.0 4.50 -0 -0.0 .8 -0.1 0.5 6 .499 .500
2010 24 ATL NL 107.2 31 14 48 4.01 4.37 0.07 0.06 97.4 4.24 2 0.3 .9 -0.1 1.1 12 .508 .502 $407,500
2011 25 ATL NL 2.1 2 0 0 0.00 4.13 0.07 -0.31 98.8 3.71 1 0.1 3.5 0.1 0.3 1 .554 .501 $429,500
2012 26 ATL NL 138.0 50 12 26 1.70 4.20 0.44 -0.03 100.3 3.75 30 3.4 1.0 -0.1 4.5 43 .568 .521 $490,000 MVP-20
2013 27 ATL NL 197.0 32 31 77 3.52 4.09 0.20 0.15 102.5 4.14 14 1.7 2.3 -0.1 3.3 29 .553 .510 $2,600,000
5 Seasons 512.2 152 61 185 3.25 4.25 0.20 0.04 100.6 4.10 48 5.4 1.0 -0.4 9.6 90 .536 .509 $3,927,000

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
2012 26 ATL NL NLWC L STL 0 1 .000 2.84 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 5 2 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 25 0.474 4.3 1.4 0.0 5.7
2013 27 ATL NL NLDS L LAD 0 1 .000 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 9 5 5 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 23 2.500 20.3 2.3 2.3 9.0 4.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 2 .000 6.10 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 12 10 7 2 1 0 8 2 0 0 48 1.258 10.5 1.7 0.9 7.0 8.00
1 NLWC 0 1 .000 2.84 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 5 2 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 25 0.474 4.3 1.4 0.0 5.7
1 NLDS 0 1 .000 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 9 5 5 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 23 2.500 20.3 2.3 2.3 9.0 4.00

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
2009 23 ATL NL 37 294 254 34 65 20 0 5 1 1 30 72 .256 .337 .394 .731 .335 100 5 2 6 2 2 1
2010 24 ATL NL 31 438 404 48 108 18 2 13 4 1 21 83 .267 .306 .418 .725 .305 169 12 3 7 3 1 3
2011 25 ATL NL 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 .167 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 ATL NL 50 520 496 26 103 17 2 6 5 2 23 120 .208 .243 .286 .529 .262 142 13 0 1 0 0 2
2013 27 ATL NL 32 820 753 77 194 44 4 18 9 5 47 157 .258 .307 .398 .706 .303 300 15 8 9 2 1 7
5 Yrs 152 2080 1915 185 471 99 8 42 19 9 121 434 .246 .294 .372 .666 .297 712 45 13 23 7 4 13
162 Game Avg. 49 664 611 59 150 32 3 13 6 3 39 139 .246 .294 .372 .666 .297 227 14 4 7 2 1 4
MLB Averages .257 .323 .404 .727 .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
2009 23 ATL NL -0.7 -0.1 298 -0.3 4.0 -4.3 .80 0.4 -0.8 1.1 0.1 0.97 2.9 7 4 21
2010 24 ATL NL 3.0 0.3 446 -0.4 7.7 -8.1 .99 0.0 -0.4 4.5 0.5 0.89 0.5 4 3 10
2011 25 ATL NL 1.2 0.1 8 0.3 0.3 -0.0 1.82 0.2 0.0 1.7 0.2 0.87 1.5 1 0 1
2012 26 ATL NL 37.1 4.0 533 3.6 8.8 -5.2 .81 4.0 0.4 36.8 3.9 0.85 42.0 11 10 17
2013 27 ATL NL 14.4 1.6 840 1.3 15.2 -13.9 1.01 0.1 1.2 11.0 1.2 0.91 2.1 1 0 0
5 Yrs 55.0 5.9 2125 4.5 36.1 -31.6 .93 4.6 0.1 55.2 5.9 0.90 49.0 24 17 49

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
2009 23 ATL NL 37 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 .250 0 0 0 0 1 25% 45.8 68 31 14 8 1 1 4.0 7.2 4.6 83 1 3 0 0 91
2010 24 ATL NL 31 14 5 0 9 1 0 13 1 .929 2 4 0 0 7 50% 51.9 66 43 16 5 3 5 5.5 4.6 6.0 88 2 11 1 0 105
2012 26 ATL NL 50 12 9 0 3 1 0 12 0 1.000 1 1 2 1 10 83% 70.1 87 57 14 2 0 7 6.0 5.5 7.0 91 3 5 4 0 111
2013 27 ATL NL 32 31 15 11 5 1 3 18 13 .581 2 4 0 0 22 71% 55.3 83 28 18 6 0 15 3.4 3.0 6.3 97 2 17 12 0 116
4 Yrs 150 61 30 13 18 3 3 44 17 .721 5 9 2 1 40 66% 57 87 28 62 21 4 28 4.4 4.1 6.2 93 8 36 17 0 116
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 101 -13 4.4 4.4 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
2009 23 ATL NL 37 33 10 2 3 2 0 2 0% 3 1 12 6 50% 6 .798 7 4 21 8 6 19 7 26 17 5 17 6 4.5 23
2010 24 ATL NL 31 17 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0% 6 .988 4 3 10 3 3 11 2 15 8 2 8 2 4.2 21
2011 25 ATL NL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 8 1.819 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.5 12
2012 26 ATL NL 50 38 7 1 1 2 1 1 50% 9 7 17 9 53% 7 .811 11 10 17 18 7 13 9 29 17 4 18 6 4.3 21
2013 27 ATL NL 32 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1.015 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0 47
5 Yrs 152 91 24 4 7 4 1 3 25% 13 9 34 15 44% .931 24 17 49 29 18 44 19 72 44 11 45 14 4.4 22

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%
2009 23 ATL NL 294 49% 1.7% 24.5% 10.2% 8.5% 39% 0.66 1.05 61% 21% 5.0% 9% 53 5 9%
2010 24 ATL NL 438 56% 3.0% 19.0% 4.8% 7.5% 31% 0.75 1.15 71% 21% 7.6% 7% 74 12 16%
2011 25 ATL NL 8 50% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 0.50 0.67 75% 17% 0.0% 25% 0 0
2012 26 ATL NL 520 49% 1.2% 23.1% 4.4% 4.8% 24% 1.18 1.40 71% 16% 3.9% 10% 70 13 19%
2013 27 ATL NL 820 47% 2.2% 19.2% 5.7% 8.1% 34% 0.84 1.24 71% 25% 6.1% 8% 129 15 12%
5 Yrs 2080 50% 2.0% 20.9% 5.8% 7.2% 32% 0.87 1.23 70% 21% 5.8% 8% 326 45 14%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 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
2009 23 ATL NL 294 1092 3.71 675 62.1% 32.6% 16.6% 22.7% 28.1% 67.4% 1.2% 41.9% 75.4% 59.2% 5.1% 15 8 23.8% 70 39 3 21 51 29.2% 15 5 0 0 0
2010 24 ATL NL 439 1592 3.63 1051 66.2% 28.9% 15.5% 24.1% 31.5% 71.1% 0.7% 47.0% 78.2% 64.2% 2.5% 11 8 25.3% 111 58 5 15 68 18.1% 20 2 0 0 0
2011 25 ATL NL 8 23 2.88 18 78.3% 38.9% 5.6% 22.2% 33.3% 61.1% 0.0% 47.8% 90.9% 75.0% 0.0% 0 0 25.0% 2 2 0 1 1 50.0% 1 0 0 0 0
2012 26 ATL NL 520 1885 3.63 1307 69.3% 31.1% 15.5% 24.5% 28.8% 68.9% 0.0% 47.7% 77.4% 65.6% 2.3% 12 10 30.8% 160 99 7 48 71 40.0% 23 2 0 0 0
2013 27 ATL NL 823 3049 3.70 2012 66.1% 26.2% 17.7% 25.8% 30.2% 73.8% 0.4% 48.8% 76.0% 64.6% 3.5% 29 21 25.0% 206 107 13 46 110 29.3% 34 7 0 0 0
5 Yrs 2084 7641 3.67 5063 66.4% 28.9% 16.5% 24.7% 29.9% 71.1% 0.5% 47.2% 76.8% 64.1% 3.2% 67 47 26.3% 549 305 28 131 301 30.2% 93 16 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.9% 15.3% 27.0% 29.8% 72.1% 1.5% 45.7% 78.7% 59.2% 4.9% 23.3% 24.3%

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
2009 23 ATL NL 294 65 4 1 5 0 8 3 2 1 4 9 5 1 56% 1 3 0 120 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2010 24 ATL NL 438 108 12 1 13 0 3 8 5 4 9 14 7 3 50% 3 1 0 150 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
2011 25 ATL NL 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 ATL NL 520 103 14 1 6 1 5 5 1 4 2 17 6 4 35% 2 3 0 151 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 0
2013 27 ATL NL 820 194 20 4 18 0 6 8 10 4 14 33 16 5 48% 7 2 0 285 9 5 64% 8 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 0
5 Yrs 2080 471 50 7 42 1 23 24 18 13 29 73 34 13 47% 13 9 0 707 19 9 68% 17 8 2 1 0 0 9 1 18 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+
2009 23 3 5 .375 4.26 37 4 10 0 0 0 67.2 65 34 32 5 30 2 72 2 1 3 294 97 1.404 8.6 0.7 4.0 9.6 2.40 97
2010 24 9 7 .563 3.90 68 18 15 0 0 0 175.1 173 82 76 18 51 3 155 5 2 4 732 103 1.278 8.9 0.9 2.6 8.0 3.04 103
2011 25 9 7 .563 3.85 70 18 16 0 0 0 177.2 174 82 76 18 51 3 157 5 2 4 740 104 1.266 8.8 0.9 2.6 8.0 3.08 104
2012 26 19 8 .704 2.85 120 30 23 2 1 1 315.2 277 108 100 24 74 3 277 5 2 7 1260 140 1.112 7.9 0.7 2.1 7.9 3.74 140
2013 27 34 20 .630 2.95 152 61 24 2 1 1 512.2 471 185 168 42 121 4 434 13 2 9 2080 132 1.155 8.3 0.7 2.1 7.6 3.59 132

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
2009 23 4 4 .500 4.24 68.0 67 35 32 5 31 72 2 1.441 8.9 4.1 9.5 2.32 0.7 37
2010 24 6 6 .500 3.83 108.0 114 51 46 14 22 83 3 1.259 9.5 1.8 6.9 3.77 1.2 31
2011 25 0 0 0.00 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 2
2012 26 9 6 .600 1.57 138.0 107 27 24 6 24 120 0 0.949 7.0 1.6 7.8 5.00 0.4 50
2013 27 12 10 .545 3.47 197.0 209 85 76 19 51 157 9 1.320 9.5 2.3 7.2 3.08 0.9 32
5 Yrs 31 26 .544 3.12 513.0 497 198 178 44 128 434 14 1.218 8.7 7.6 3.39 0.8 152



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 NL (20, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2012 August NL Pitcher of the Month
2012 September NL Pitcher of the Month
2013 September NL Pitcher of the Month

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2012 NL  4.5 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  15 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2012 NL  2 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2012 NL  1 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
2013 NL  12 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2013 NL  124 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2012 NL  37 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  4.0 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2012 NL  36.84 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  3.6 (3rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.0 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2012 NL  3.9 (2nd)

                           

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 - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1253), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 25 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (244th), 10.1 career WAR/10.1 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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