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Jason Motte

Jason Louis Motte (twitter: @JMotte30)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: June 22, 1982 in Port Huron, MI
High School: Valley Central HS (Montgomery, NY)
School: Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 19th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 2008 (Age 26.073, 17,040th in MLB history)   vs. ARI 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs 2008-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed, 1 yr/$4.5M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 6.027, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: ACES [*]
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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 26 STL NL 0 0 0.82 12 0 4 0 0 1 11.0 5 2 1 0 3 0 16 0 0 0 40 532 1.04 0.727 4.1 0.0 2.5 13.1 5.33
2009 27 STL NL 4 4 .500 4.76 69 0 14 0 0 0 56.2 57 32 30 10 23 1 54 2 1 2 244 86 4.81 1.412 9.1 1.6 3.7 8.6 2.35
2010 28 STL NL 4 2 .667 2.24 56 0 13 0 0 2 52.1 41 13 13 5 18 3 54 0 0 1 208 174 3.29 1.127 7.1 0.9 3.1 9.3 3.00
2011 29 STL NL 5 2 .714 2.25 78 0 27 0 0 9 68.0 49 22 17 2 16 2 63 5 0 1 268 166 2.48 0.956 6.5 0.3 2.1 8.3 3.94
2012 30 STL NL 4 5 .444 2.75 67 0 58 0 0 42 72.0 49 23 22 9 17 1 86 2 0 0 279 139 3.12 0.917 6.1 1.1 2.1 10.8 5.06
2014 32 STL NL 1 0 1.000 4.68 29 0 10 0 0 0 25.0 29 14 13 7 9 0 17 0 0 1 110 78 6.49 1.520 10.4 2.5 3.2 6.1 1.89
2015 33 CHC NL 8 1 .889 3.91 57 0 18 0 0 6 48.1 48 21 21 4 11 5 34 2 0 2 206 100 3.61 1.221 8.9 0.7 2.0 6.3 3.09
7 Yrs 26 14 .650 3.16 368 0 144 0 0 60 333.1 278 127 117 37 97 12 324 11 1 7 1355 123 3.56 1.125 7.5 1.0 2.6 8.7 3.34
162 Game Avg. 5 3 .650 3.16 68 0 27 0 0 11 62 51 23 22 7 18 2 60 2 0 1 250 123 3.56 1.125 7.5 1.0 2.6 8.7 3.34
STL (6 yrs) 18 13 .581 3.03 311 0 126 0 0 54 285.0 230 106 96 33 86 7 290 9 1 5 1149 128 3.55 1.109 7.3 1.0 2.7 9.2 3.37
CHC (1 yr) 8 1 .889 3.91 57 0 18 0 0 6 48.1 48 21 21 4 11 5 34 2 0 2 206 100 3.61 1.221 8.9 0.7 2.0 6.3 3.09
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 26 STL NL 11.0 12 0 2 1.64 4.55 0.22 -0.33 102.1 4.08 3 0.3 2.0 0.1 0.6 4 .526 .502
2009 27 STL NL 56.2 69 0 32 5.08 4.54 0.13 -0.33 96.8 3.95 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -2 .489 .495 $400,000
2010 28 STL NL 52.1 56 0 13 2.24 4.40 0.17 -0.33 98.4 3.84 9 1.0 1.3 0.0 1.5 14 .518 .506 $411,000
2011 29 STL NL 68.0 78 0 22 2.91 4.15 -0.17 -0.31 95.4 3.82 6 0.7 1.5 0.0 1.3 12 .509 .504 $435,000
2012 30 STL NL 72.0 67 0 23 2.88 4.21 -0.01 -0.31 96.7 3.77 7 0.7 1.7 0.1 1.5 13 .511 .504 $1,950,000
2014 32 STL NL 25.0 29 0 14 5.04 4.14 0.31 -0.31 100.5 3.54 -4 -0.4 .5 0.1 -0.2 -2 .484 .497 $7,500,000
2015 33 CHC NL 48.1 57 0 21 3.91 4.13 -0.01 -0.30 101.1 3.88 0 0.0 1.3 -0.1 0.4 4 .501 .500 $4,500,000
7 Seasons 333.1 368 0 127 3.43 4.28 0.04 -0.32 97.8 3.83 14 1.6 1.3 0.1 4.6 42 .504 .502 $15,196,000
STL (6 yrs) 285.0 311 0 106 3.35 4.30 0.05 -0.32 97.3 3.82 14 1.5 1.3 0.2 4.3 38 .505 .502 $10,696,000
CHC (1 yr) 48.1 57 0 21 3.91 4.13 -0.01 -0.30 101.1 3.88 0 0.0 1.3 -0.1 0.4 4 .501 .500 $4,500,000

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
2009 27 STL NL NLDS L LAD 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 29 STL NL NLDS W PHI 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 2 3.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0.300 2.7 0.0 0.0 8.1
2011 29 STL NL NLCS W MIL 0 0 0.00 4 0 4 0 0 2 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.7
2011 ❍ 29 STL NL WS W TEX 0 1 .000 6.23 5 0 3 0 0 1 4.1 4 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 18 1.154 8.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.00
2012 30 STL NL NLWC W ATL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
2012 30 STL NL NLDS W WSN 1 0 1.000 3.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
2012 30 STL NL NLCS L SFG 0 0 2.25 3 0 3 0 0 2 4.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.500 4.5 2.3 0.0 0.0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 1 1 .500 2.08 19 0 16 0 0 8 21.2 12 6 5 2 2 0 10 0 0 0 79 0.646 5.0 0.8 0.8 4.2 5.00
1 NLWC 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 2.250 13.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
3 NLDS 1 0 1.000 1.23 6 0 5 0 0 2 7.1 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 26 0.545 4.9 0.0 0.0 4.9
2 NLCS 0 0 1.04 7 0 7 0 0 4 8.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 28 0.231 2.1 1.0 0.0 4.2
1 WS 0 1 .000 6.23 5 0 3 0 0 1 4.1 4 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 18 1.154 8.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 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
2008 26 STL NL 12 40 36 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 .139 .205 .139 .344 .250 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
2009 27 STL NL 69 244 216 32 57 14 0 10 0 1 23 54 .264 .336 .468 .804 .303 101 6 2 0 3 1 1
2010 28 STL NL 56 208 186 13 41 6 0 5 3 1 18 54 .220 .285 .333 .618 .277 62 5 0 1 3 3 0
2011 29 STL NL 78 268 243 22 49 13 2 2 6 1 16 63 .202 .262 .296 .558 .260 72 7 5 1 3 2 4
2012 30 STL NL 67 279 257 23 49 9 0 9 3 2 17 86 .191 .245 .331 .576 .245 85 4 2 2 1 1 1
2014 32 STL NL 29 110 99 14 29 4 0 7 1 0 9 17 .293 .345 .545 .891 .286 54 1 0 0 2 0 0
2015 33 CHC NL 57 206 188 21 48 9 2 4 1 1 11 34 .255 .300 .388 .689 .289 73 0 2 3 2 5 1
7 Yrs 368 1355 1225 127 278 55 4 37 14 6 97 324 .227 .287 .369 .656 .274 452 24 11 8 14 12 7
162 Game Avg. 68 250 226 23 51 10 1 7 3 1 18 60 .227 .287 .369 .656 .274 84 4 2 1 3 2 1
MLB Averages .257 .322 .403 .726 .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 26 STL NL 4.0 0.4 40 0.5 1.1 -0.7 1.34 0.5 -0.1 4.8 0.5 0.99 5.1 4 4 4
2009 27 STL NL -4.2 -0.4 249 -0.2 4.2 -4.5 1.01 -0.1 -0.2 0.6 0.1 0.97 -3.7 20 13 34
2010 28 STL NL 10.6 1.1 214 1.3 5.1 -3.8 1.26 0.9 0.2 15.0 1.6 1.03 10.7 23 7 26
2011 29 STL NL 9.9 1.0 278 1.2 6.7 -5.5 1.34 1.1 -0.2 11.9 1.3 1.04 9.8 31 22 24
2012 30 STL NL 9.3 1.0 288 1.3 9.1 -7.8 1.69 1.1 -0.4 13.3 1.4 0.89 12.2 28 18 20
2014 32 STL NL -2.6 -0.3 113 -0.0 0.7 -0.7 .38 -0.6 0.4 -7.5 -0.8 1.00 -8.4 3 2 20
2015 33 CHC NL 0.9 0.1 214 1.5 5.0 -3.5 1.40 0.8 0.3 3.0 0.3 0.98 3.7 22 12 23
7 Yrs 28.0 2.9 1396 5.5 31.8 -26.3 1.27 3.7 0.6 41.2 4.3 0.98 29.4 131 78 151

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
2008 26 STL NL 12 12 4 0 0 1 1 0 100% 5 4 10 2 20% 8 1.336 4 4 4 6 2 4 5 7 2 3 3 3 2.8 14
2009 27 STL NL 69 69 14 4 4 3 0 3 0% 18 15 36 8 22% 8 1.008 20 13 34 40 8 21 22 47 7 31 10 17 2.5 14
2010 28 STL NL 56 56 13 4 2 3 2 1 67% 16 12 34 9 26% 8 1.261 23 7 26 30 9 17 22 34 9 17 11 11 2.8 15
2011 29 STL NL 78 78 27 5 2 13 9 4 69% 31 18 56 18 32% 8 1.335 31 22 24 42 10 26 32 46 9 35 13 23 2.6 14
2012 30 STL NL 67 67 58 4 5 49 42 7 86% 49 0 20 3 15% 9 1.691 28 18 20 55 7 5 11 56 12 7 12 17 3.2 17
2014 32 STL NL 29 29 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 14 7 50% 8 .381 3 2 20 8 1 20 8 21 2 11 3 5 2.6 14
2015 33 CHC NL 57 57 18 8 1 7 6 1 86% 17 9 21 5 24% 9 1.399 22 12 23 24 14 19 14 43 2 18 4 18 2.5 14
7 Yrs 368 368 144 26 14 76 60 16 79% 137 59 191 52 27% 1.270 131 78 151 205 51 112 114 254 43 122 56 94 2.7 15

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 26 STL NL 40 53% 0.0% 40.0% 7.5% 0.0% 0% 0.82 0.89 50% 10% 0.0% 9% 7 1 14%
2009 27 STL NL 244 61% 4.1% 22.1% 9.4% 9.8% 42% 0.64 0.85 64% 18% 11.9% 15% 49 6 12%
2010 28 STL NL 208 65% 2.4% 26.0% 8.7% 5.3% 27% 0.65 0.89 63% 16% 7.0% 13% 54 5 9%
2011 29 STL NL 268 63% 0.8% 23.5% 6.0% 6.3% 35% 0.81 1.00 68% 16% 2.4% 16% 53 7 13%
2012 30 STL NL 279 52% 3.2% 30.8% 6.1% 6.5% 37% 0.69 0.97 58% 20% 9.7% 9% 49 4 8%
2014 32 STL NL 110 62% 6.4% 15.5% 8.2% 10.0% 38% 0.58 0.68 70% 29% 15.9% 17% 26 1 4%
2015 33 CHC NL 206 64% 1.9% 16.5% 5.3% 7.3% 31% 0.44 0.51 74% 28% 4.7% 20% 34 0 0%
7 Yrs 1355 60% 2.7% 23.9% 7.2% 7.1% 35% 0.64 0.82 65% 20% 7.8% 15% 272 24 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 0.82 1.09 69% 21% 7.5% 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 26 STL NL 40 171 4.28 110 64.3% 22.7% 25.5% 32.7% 19.1% 77.3% 0.0% 49.7% 67.1% 65.0% 5.0% 2 1 30.0% 12 5 1 3 13 18.8% 2 1 0 0 0
2009 27 STL NL 244 942 3.86 608 64.8% 27.5% 14.8% 30.6% 27.1% 72.5% 1.2% 47.0% 79.6% 60.7% 4.1% 10 4 25.8% 63 33 5 12 42 22.2% 14 5 0 0 0
2010 28 STL NL 208 863 4.15 562 66.0% 23.0% 20.1% 32.7% 24.2% 77.0% 4.0% 50.9% 73.9% 62.5% 4.8% 10 3 37.0% 77 35 2 10 44 18.5% 9 4 0 0 0
2011 29 STL NL 269 1123 4.17 754 67.6% 23.9% 18.8% 32.9% 24.4% 76.1% 2.2% 51.5% 75.3% 60.6% 4.5% 12 6 28.6% 77 37 6 12 51 19.0% 5 4 0 0 0
2012 30 STL NL 279 1125 4.03 779 69.5% 24.0% 21.3% 32.3% 22.3% 76.0% 1.2% 52.8% 72.0% 71.0% 2.9% 8 3 37.6% 105 59 4 12 74 14.0% 21 4 0 0 0
2014 32 STL NL 110 410 3.73 267 65.1% 24.3% 16.1% 28.1% 31.5% 75.7% 0.0% 49.3% 78.7% 62.7% 3.6% 4 2 24.5% 27 14 1 3 14 17.6% 4 2 0 0 0
2015 33 CHC NL 206 801 3.89 537 68.8% 21.6% 10.8% 38.0% 29.6% 78.4% 7.6% 53.9% 86.2% 67.5% 3.9% 8 3 27.7% 57 24 1 8 26 23.5% 5 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 1356 5435 4.01 3617 67.1% 24.0% 17.7% 32.8% 25.5% 76.0% 2.6% 51.0% 76.7% 64.4% 4.0% 54 22 30.8% 418 207 20 60 264 18.5% 60 20 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.6% 15.5% 27.1% 29.7% 72.4% 1.5% 46.0% 78.6% 59.4% 4.8% 23.5% 24.4%

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
2008 26 STL NL 40 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0% 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 27 STL NL 244 57 7 0 10 1 9 6 4 5 5 14 7 3 50% 1 2 0 99 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 0
2010 28 STL NL 208 41 7 0 5 0 6 3 2 3 2 14 7 3 50% 0 1 2 90 3 1 75% 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 8 0
2011 29 STL NL 268 49 6 0 2 0 16 1 1 2 0 26 15 6 58% 4 1 0 96 6 1 86% 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0
2012 30 STL NL 279 49 5 0 9 0 6 7 2 7 2 8 2 3 25% 1 0 0 92 3 2 60% 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 32 STL NL 110 29 4 0 7 0 1 4 3 4 3 9 7 1 78% 0 1 0 41 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2015 33 CHC NL 206 48 3 0 4 0 7 1 3 4 0 14 5 3 36% 1 2 1 75 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
7 Yrs 1355 278 32 0 37 1 47 22 15 25 12 86 43 20 50% 7 7 3 509 14 6 70% 13 4 1 2 0 0 4 2 32 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 26 0 0 0.82 12 0 4 0 0 1 11.0 5 2 1 0 3 0 16 0 0 0 40 532 0.727 4.1 0.0 2.5 13.1 5.33 532
2009 27 4 4 .500 4.12 81 0 18 0 0 1 67.2 62 34 31 10 26 1 70 2 1 2 284 100 1.300 8.2 1.3 3.5 9.3 2.69 100
2010 28 8 6 .571 3.30 137 0 31 0 0 3 120.0 103 47 44 15 44 4 124 2 1 3 492 122 1.225 7.7 1.1 3.3 9.3 2.82 122
2011 29 13 8 .619 2.92 215 0 58 0 0 12 188.0 152 69 61 17 60 6 187 7 1 4 760 134 1.128 7.3 0.8 2.9 9.0 3.12 134
2012 30 17 13 .567 2.87 282 0 116 0 0 54 260.0 201 92 83 26 77 7 273 9 1 4 1039 135 1.069 7.0 0.9 2.7 9.5 3.55 135
2013 31 17 13 .567 2.87 282 0 116 0 0 54 260.0 201 92 83 26 77 7 273 9 1 4 1039 135 1.069 7.0 0.9 2.7 9.5 3.55 135
2014 32 18 13 .581 3.03 311 0 126 0 0 54 285.0 230 106 96 33 86 7 290 9 1 5 1149 128 1.109 7.3 1.0 2.7 9.2 3.37 128
2015 33 26 14 .650 3.16 368 0 144 0 0 60 333.1 278 127 117 37 97 12 324 11 1 7 1355 123 1.125 7.5 1.0 2.6 8.7 3.34 123

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 26 1 0 1.000 1.64 11.0 4 2 2 0 2 16 0 0.545 3.3 1.6 13.1 8.00 0.0 12
2009 27 3 3 .500 4.74 57.0 60 33 30 11 24 54 2 1.474 9.5 3.8 8.5 2.25 1.7 69
2010 28 3 3 .500 2.25 52.0 44 14 13 5 19 54 0 1.212 7.6 3.3 9.3 2.84 0.9 56
2011 29 4 4 .500 2.91 68.0 52 24 22 2 17 63 5 1.015 6.9 2.3 8.3 3.71 0.3 78
2012 30 4 4 .500 2.75 72.0 52 25 22 10 18 86 2 0.972 6.5 2.3 10.8 4.78 1.3 67
2014 32 1 2 .333 5.04 25.0 32 16 14 8 10 17 0 1.680 11.5 3.6 6.1 1.70 2.9 29
2015 33 3 2 .600 3.94 48.0 50 23 21 4 11 34 2 1.271 9.4 2.1 6.4 3.09 0.8 57
7 Yrs 19 18 .514 3.35 333.0 294 137 124 40 101 324 11 1.186 7.9 8.8 3.21 1.1 368



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2012 Sep 23rd NL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  78 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
2012 NL  42 (1st)
Active  60 (42nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
2012 NL  58 (2nd)
Active  144 (50th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (573), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 4 (2060), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (787), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (615th), 4.8 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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