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David Purcey

David Kent Purcey

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 245 lb.

Born: April 22, 1982 in St. Charles, IL
High Schools: Trinity Christian Academy HS (Plano, TX), Trinity Christian Academy HS (Addison, TX)
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 23, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 2008 (Age 25.362)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/WhiteSox/Tigers/Athletics 2008-2013
2014 Contract Status: 1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.133, Arb Eligible: 2014, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Octagon Hilliard / Smart [*]
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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 TOR AL 3 6 .333 5.54 12 12 0 1 0 0 65.0 67 41 40 9 29 0 58 4 0 3 289 77 4.67 1.477 9.3 1.2 4.0 8.0 2.00
2009 27 TOR AL 1 3 .250 6.19 9 9 0 0 0 0 48.0 54 35 33 6 30 1 39 1 0 3 223 72 5.03 1.750 10.1 1.1 5.6 7.3 1.30
2010 28 TOR AL 1 1 .500 3.71 33 0 18 0 0 1 34.0 26 16 14 3 15 1 32 0 0 3 143 114 3.67 1.206 6.9 0.8 4.0 8.5 2.13
2011 29 TOT AL 1 2 .333 5.61 33 0 9 0 0 0 33.2 33 21 21 2 27 2 22 0 0 0 157 75 4.90 1.782 8.8 0.5 7.2 5.9 0.81
2011 29 TOR AL 0 0 11.57 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 3 3 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 14 42 5.60 3.000 11.6 0.0 15.4 11.6 0.75
2011 29 OAK AL 0 0 2.13 9 0 3 0 0 0 12.2 9 3 3 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 50 193 3.66 0.947 6.4 0.7 2.1 5.0 2.33
2011 29 DET AL 1 2 .333 7.23 19 0 6 0 0 0 18.2 21 15 15 1 20 2 12 0 0 0 93 58 5.65 2.196 10.1 0.5 9.6 5.8 0.60
2013 31 CHW AL 1 1 .500 2.13 24 0 7 0 0 0 25.1 19 7 6 2 17 4 23 2 0 5 113 200 4.51 1.421 6.8 0.7 6.0 8.2 1.35
5 Yrs 7 13 .350 4.98 111 21 34 1 0 1 206.0 199 120 114 22 118 8 174 7 0 14 925 86 4.61 1.539 8.7 1.0 5.2 7.6 1.47
162 Game Avg. 4 7 .350 4.98 57 11 18 1 0 1 106 103 62 59 11 61 4 90 4 0 7 477 86 4.61 1.539 8.7 1.0 5.2 7.6 1.47
TOR (4 yrs) 5 10 .333 5.42 59 21 18 1 0 1 149.1 150 95 90 18 78 2 132 5 0 9 669 80 4.57 1.527 9.0 1.1 4.7 8.0 1.69
DET (1 yr) 1 2 .333 7.23 19 0 6 0 0 0 18.2 21 15 15 1 20 2 12 0 0 0 93 58 5.65 2.196 10.1 0.5 9.6 5.8 0.60
CHW (1 yr) 1 1 .500 2.13 24 0 7 0 0 0 25.1 19 7 6 2 17 4 23 2 0 5 113 200 4.51 1.421 6.8 0.7 6.0 8.2 1.35
OAK (1 yr) 0 0 2.13 9 0 3 0 0 0 12.2 9 3 3 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 50 193 3.66 0.947 6.4 0.7 2.1 5.0 2.33
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 TOR AL 65.0 12 12 41 5.68 4.90 0.25 0.19 98.9 4.78 -8 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1 1 .439 .495
2009 27 TOR AL 48.0 9 9 35 6.56 4.67 0.38 0.18 98.4 4.40 -12 -1.1 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .382 .493 $403,700
2010 28 TOR AL 34.0 33 0 16 4.24 4.66 -0.01 -0.36 100.2 4.32 0 0.0 .6 -0.1 0.3 4 .500 .500
2011 29 TOR AL 2.1 5 0 3 11.57 4.76 0.00 -0.36 94.4 4.15 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .461 .499 $436,400
2011 29 OAK AL 12.2 9 0 3 2.13 4.43 -0.10 -0.34 96.0 4.02 3 0.3 .5 -0.1 0.3 4 .531 .502
2011 29 DET AL 18.2 19 0 15 7.23 4.57 0.11 -0.35 102.1 4.20 -6 -0.6 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .466 .496
2013 31 CHW AL 25.1 24 0 7 2.49 4.57 -0.30 -0.34 107.3 4.86 6 0.7 .7 -0.1 0.8 9 .529 .504
5 Seasons 206.0 111 21 120 5.24 4.71 0.13 -0.05 100.1 4.52 -19 -1.7 .7 -0.4 0.1 5 .485 .499 $840,100
TOR (4 yrs) 149.1 59 21 95 5.73 4.77 0.23 0.05 99.0 4.55 -21 -2.0 .7 -0.2 -0.6 -3 .466 .498 $840,100
DET (1 yr) 18.2 19 0 15 7.23 4.57 0.11 -0.35 102.1 4.20 -6 -0.6 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .466 .496
CHW (1 yr) 25.1 24 0 7 2.49 4.57 -0.30 -0.34 107.3 4.86 6 0.7 .7 -0.1 0.8 9 .529 .504
OAK (1 yr) 12.2 9 0 3 2.13 4.43 -0.10 -0.34 96.0 4.02 3 0.3 .5 -0.1 0.3 4 .531 .502

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 TOR AL 12 289 251 41 67 16 0 9 2 3 29 58 .267 .348 .438 .787 .310 110 4 4 2 3 0 3
2009 27 TOR AL 9 223 188 35 54 10 2 6 6 2 30 39 .287 .386 .457 .844 .333 86 3 1 3 1 1 1
2010 28 TOR AL 33 143 124 16 26 7 0 3 0 1 15 32 .210 .291 .339 .629 .253 42 0 0 2 2 1 1
2011 29 DET AL 19 93 71 15 21 7 0 1 3 1 20 12 .296 .451 .437 .887 .345 31 2 0 2 0 2 0
2011 29 OAK AL 9 50 47 3 9 2 0 1 0 0 3 7 .191 .240 .298 .538 .205 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TOR AL 5 14 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 .300 .500 .300 .800 .429 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TOT AL 33 157 128 21 33 9 0 2 3 1 27 22 .258 .387 .375 .762 .298 48 2 0 2 0 2 0
2013 31 CHW AL 24 113 91 7 19 5 1 2 1 0 17 23 .209 .339 .352 .691 .250 32 4 2 1 2 4 3
5 Yrs 111 925 782 120 199 47 3 22 12 7 118 174 .254 .354 .407 .761 .298 318 13 7 10 8 8 8
162 Game Avg. 57 477 403 62 103 24 2 11 6 4 61 90 .254 .354 .407 .761 .298 164 7 4 5 4 4 4
MLB Averages .258 .325 .406 .731 .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 TOR AL -8.5 -0.8 298 -0.2 5.0 -5.2 1.01 -0.5 0.3 -6.9 -0.7 0.96 -5.5 0 0 0
2009 27 TOR AL -9.1 -0.8 233 -1.0 3.5 -4.5 .95 -0.7 -0.3 -9.5 -0.9 0.96 -7.7 0 0 0
2010 28 TOR AL 1.5 0.2 149 0.3 1.1 -0.8 .44 0.1 0.5 4.6 0.5 1.00 5.0 6 4 16
2011 29 TOT AL -4.2 -0.4 160 -0.5 1.5 -2.0 .60 -0.3 -0.5 -7.0 -0.7 0.95 -5.1 7 6 18
2011 29 TOR AL -1.6 -0.2 14 -0.0 0.1 -0.2 .71 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 1.02 -0.9 2 0 3
2011 29 OAK AL 3.0 0.3 50 0.1 0.4 -0.3 .41 0.3 -0.1 3.0 0.3 0.79 2.1 1 1 7
2011 29 DET AL -5.6 -0.6 96 -0.5 0.9 -1.5 .68 -0.5 -0.2 -9.1 -0.9 1.02 -6.3 4 5 8
2013 31 CHW AL 5.6 0.6 119 0.0 1.2 -1.1 .67 0.0 0.1 1.9 0.2 1.06 -0.1 6 2 15
5 Yrs -14.6 -1.3 959 -1.3 12.3 -13.6 .79 -1.4 -0.3 -17.0 -1.6 0.98 -13.4 19 12 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
2008 26 TOR AL 12 12 3 6 3 0 3 5 7 .417 0 2 1 0 6 50% 47.0 79 13 4 1 0 7 3.6 2.7 5.4 93 2 8 1 1 120
2009 27 TOR AL 9 9 1 3 5 0 0 4 5 .444 2 2 0 0 2 22% 42.1 67 16 11 2 0 4 5.4 5.3 5.3 98 0 5 4 0 113
2 Yrs 21 21 4 9 8 0 3 9 12 .429 2 4 1 0 8 38% 45 79 13 15 3 0 11 4.4 3.8 5.4 95 2 13 5 1 120
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 101 -13 4.4 4.5 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
2010 28 TOR AL 33 33 18 1 1 1 1 0 100% 4 3 19 3 16% 8 .438 6 4 16 9 2 22 11 22 6 9 9 6 3.1 19
2011 29 TOT AL 33 33 9 1 2 0 0 0 5 3 9 5 56% .596 7 6 18 8 6 19 6 27 9 14 11 5 3.1 21
2011 29 TOR AL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .712 2 0 3 2 1 2 0 5 0 4 0 2 1.4 13
2011 29 OAK AL 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 25% 8 .407 1 1 7 1 1 7 3 6 4 3 4 1 4.2 22
2011 29 DET AL 19 19 6 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 5 4 80% 7 .680 4 5 8 5 4 10 3 16 5 7 7 2 2.9 22
2013 31 CHW AL 24 24 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 42% 8 .666 6 2 15 1 5 18 7 17 6 9 7 5 3.2 20
3 Yrs 90 90 34 3 4 1 1 0 100% 9 6 40 13 33% .560 19 12 49 18 13 59 24 66 21 32 27 16 3.1 20

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 TOR AL 289 27% 3.1% 20.1% 10.0% 8.7% 37% 0.47 0.53 65% 19% 7.8% 11% 61 4 7%
2009 27 TOR AL 223 25% 2.7% 17.5% 13.5% 8.1% 33% 0.46 0.56 65% 22% 6.9% 15% 54 3 6%
2010 28 TOR AL 143 38% 2.1% 22.4% 10.5% 7.0% 39% 0.41 0.50 64% 20% 5.9% 23% 24 0 0%
2011 29 TOT AL 157 36% 1.3% 14.0% 17.2% 7.0% 33% 0.74 0.86 66% 20% 4.2% 21% 32 2 6%
2011 29 TOR AL 14 36% 0.0% 21.4% 28.6% 0.0% 0% 0.75 1.00 50% 14% 0.0% 25% 5 0 0%
2011 29 OAK AL 50 34% 2.0% 14.0% 6.0% 6.0% 33% 0.54 0.48 78% 20% 5.0% 23% 5 0 0%
2011 29 DET AL 93 38% 1.1% 12.9% 21.5% 8.6% 38% 0.90 1.26 62% 21% 4.0% 19% 22 2 9%
2013 31 CHW AL 113 49% 1.8% 20.4% 15.0% 7.1% 42% 0.71 1.04 60% 17% 6.5% 24% 20 4 20%
5 Yrs 925 32% 2.4% 18.8% 12.8% 7.8% 36% 0.52 0.63 64% 20% 6.6% 17% 191 13 7%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.7% 8.4% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 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
2008 26 TOR AL 289 1110 3.84 666 60.0% 25.1% 17.3% 27.9% 29.7% 74.9% 0.0% 45.0% 77.0% 54.3% 5.9% 17 11 18.0% 52 35 4 9 49 15.5% 14 6 0 0 0
2009 27 TOR AL 223 884 3.96 532 60.3% 26.1% 14.3% 30.8% 28.8% 73.9% 0.6% 44.6% 80.7% 57.4% 8.1% 18 14 18.8% 42 28 4 5 34 12.8% 7 4 0 0 0
2010 28 TOR AL 143 618 4.32 384 62.5% 21.1% 19.8% 34.1% 25.0% 78.9% 1.7% 49.3% 74.9% 50.3% 3.5% 5 2 22.4% 32 19 3 5 27 15.6% 4 2 0 0 0
2011 29 TOT AL 158 679 4.30 400 59.4% 27.3% 11.8% 34.0% 27.0% 72.8% 2.2% 43.2% 83.8% 51.3% 10.8% 17 9 31.0% 49 29 5 8 14 36.4% 3 6 0 0 0
2011 29 TOR AL 14 65 4.64 33 50.8% 42.4% 9.1% 27.3% 21.2% 57.6% 0.0% 29.2% 84.2% 57.1% 14.3% 2 0 21.4% 3 0 0 2 1 66.7% 0 2 0 0 0
2011 29 OAK AL 50 197 3.94 129 65.5% 22.5% 10.1% 36.4% 31.0% 77.5% 0.0% 50.8% 87.0% 60.0% 4.0% 2 1 36.0% 18 11 3 2 5 28.6% 1 1 0 0 0
2011 29 DET AL 94 417 4.44 238 57.9% 27.7% 13.0% 33.6% 25.6% 72.3% 3.4% 41.8% 82.0% 45.7% 13.8% 13 8 29.8% 28 18 2 4 8 33.3% 2 3 0 0 0
2013 31 CHW AL 113 472 4.18 269 59.0% 25.3% 18.6% 29.7% 26.4% 74.7% 7.9% 44.1% 75.1% 51.3% 8.8% 10 5 15.9% 18 10 0 3 20 13.0% 5 1 0 0 0
5 Yrs 926 3763 4.06 2251 60.3% 25.1% 16.2% 31.0% 27.8% 74.9% 1.9% 45.2% 78.4% 53.6% 7.2% 67 41 20.8% 193 121 16 30 144 17.2% 33 19 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.2% 27.1% 29.9% 72.2% 1.5% 45.7% 78.9% 59.1% 4.9% 23.1% 24.5%

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 TOR AL 289 67 8 2 9 1 6 6 3 3 6 18 11 2 61% 3 3 1 119 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 0
2009 27 TOR AL 223 54 5 0 6 0 2 6 0 0 6 11 7 2 64% 1 3 0 94 6 2 75% 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010 28 TOR AL 143 26 5 1 3 0 5 3 0 3 0 6 2 0 33% 1 3 0 57 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011 29 TOT AL 157 33 2 0 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 3 2 0 67% 0 0 0 62 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2011 29 TOR AL 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 OAK AL 50 9 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 DET AL 93 21 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 67% 0 0 0 38 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2013 31 CHW AL 113 19 1 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 8 2 2 25% 3 5 0 49 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
5 Yrs 925 199 21 3 22 1 19 18 4 9 13 46 24 6 52% 8 14 1 381 12 7 63% 10 7 2 0 0 0 2 2 28 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 3 6 .333 5.54 12 12 0 1 0 0 65.0 67 41 40 9 29 0 58 4 0 3 289 77 1.477 9.3 1.2 4.0 8.0 2.00 77
2009 27 4 9 .308 5.81 21 21 0 1 0 0 113.0 121 76 73 15 59 1 97 5 0 6 512 75 1.593 9.6 1.2 4.7 7.7 1.64 75
2010 28 5 10 .333 5.33 54 21 18 1 0 1 147.0 147 92 87 18 74 2 129 5 0 9 655 81 1.503 9.0 1.1 4.5 7.9 1.74 81
2011 29 6 12 .333 5.38 87 21 27 1 0 1 180.2 180 113 108 20 101 4 151 5 0 9 812 80 1.555 9.0 1.0 5.0 7.5 1.50 80
2012 30 6 12 .333 5.38 87 21 27 1 0 1 180.2 180 113 108 20 101 4 151 5 0 9 812 80 1.555 9.0 1.0 5.0 7.5 1.50 80
2013 31 7 13 .350 4.98 111 21 34 1 0 1 206.0 199 120 114 22 118 8 174 7 0 14 925 86 1.539 8.7 1.0 5.2 7.6 1.47 86

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 3 4 .429 4.85 65.0 66 39 35 9 29 58 4 1.462 9.1 4.0 8.0 2.00 1.2 12
2009 27 2 3 .400 5.44 48.0 52 32 29 6 29 39 1 1.688 9.8 5.4 7.3 1.34 1.1 9
2010 28 2 2 .500 3.71 34.0 26 16 14 3 15 32 0 1.206 6.9 4.0 8.5 2.13 0.8 33
2011 29 2 2 .500 5.03 34.0 34 21 19 2 28 22 0 1.824 9.0 7.4 5.8 0.79 0.5 33
2013 31 2 1 .667 2.16 25.0 19 7 6 2 17 23 2 1.440 6.8 6.1 8.3 1.35 0.7 24
5 Yrs 11 12 .478 4.50 206.0 197 115 103 22 118 174 7 1.529 8.6 7.6 1.47 1.0 111



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