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Matt Thornton

Matthew J. Thornton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: September 15, 1976 in Three Rivers, MI
High Schools: Centerville HS (Sturgis, MI), Centreville HS (Centreville, MI)
School: Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed July 3, 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 2004 (Age 27.286)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Mariners/Yankees/RedSox/Nationals 2004-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$7M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.129, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Adam Hubble [*]
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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
2004 27 SEA AL 1 2 .333 4.13 19 1 8 0 0 0 32.2 30 15 15 2 25 1 30 0 0 2 148 110 4.30 1.684 8.3 0.6 6.9 8.3 1.20
2005 28 SEA AL 0 4 .000 5.21 55 0 15 0 0 0 57.0 54 33 33 13 42 2 57 0 0 7 262 81 6.20 1.684 8.5 2.1 6.6 9.0 1.36
2006 29 CHW AL 5 3 .625 3.33 63 0 20 0 0 2 54.0 46 20 20 5 21 4 49 1 0 1 227 143 3.76 1.241 7.7 0.8 3.5 8.2 2.33
2007 30 CHW AL 4 4 .500 4.79 68 0 13 0 0 2 56.1 59 31 30 4 26 6 55 2 0 3 249 99 3.70 1.509 9.4 0.6 4.2 8.8 2.12
2008 31 CHW AL 5 3 .625 2.67 74 0 12 0 0 1 67.1 48 20 20 5 19 2 77 2 0 3 268 172 2.75 0.995 6.4 0.7 2.5 10.3 4.05
2009 32 CHW AL 6 3 .667 2.74 70 0 17 0 0 4 72.1 58 22 22 5 20 2 87 1 0 4 291 172 2.46 1.078 7.2 0.6 2.5 10.8 4.35
2010 ★ 33 CHW AL 5 4 .556 2.67 61 0 13 0 0 8 60.2 41 18 18 3 20 5 81 2 0 1 239 161 2.14 1.005 6.1 0.4 3.0 12.0 4.05 AS
2011 34 CHW AL 2 5 .286 3.32 62 0 20 0 0 3 59.2 60 34 22 3 21 5 63 0 0 2 262 131 2.62 1.358 9.1 0.5 3.2 9.5 3.00
2012 35 CHW AL 4 10 .286 3.46 74 0 18 0 0 3 65.0 63 27 25 4 17 4 53 3 0 2 266 123 3.19 1.231 8.7 0.6 2.4 7.3 3.12
2013 36 TOT AL 0 4 .000 3.74 60 0 6 0 0 0 43.1 47 20 18 4 15 1 30 2 0 2 187 113 4.04 1.431 9.8 0.8 3.1 6.2 2.00
2013 36 CHW AL 0 3 .000 3.86 40 0 3 0 0 0 28.0 25 14 12 4 10 1 21 2 0 1 116 110 4.69 1.250 8.0 1.3 3.2 6.8 2.10
2013 36 BOS AL 0 1 .000 3.52 20 0 3 0 0 0 15.1 22 6 6 0 5 0 9 0 0 1 71 120 2.85 1.761 12.9 0.0 2.9 5.3 1.80
2014 37 TOT MLB 1 3 .250 1.83 61 0 8 0 0 0 34.1 31 9 7 0 7 2 28 5 0 0 144 212 2.54 1.107 8.1 0.0 1.8 7.3 4.00
2014 37 NYY AL 0 3 .000 2.55 46 0 6 0 0 0 24.2 23 9 7 0 6 2 20 4 0 0 107 152 2.71 1.176 8.4 0.0 2.2 7.3 3.33
2014 37 WSN NL 1 0 1.000 0.00 15 0 2 0 0 0 9.2 8 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 37 2.08 0.931 7.4 0.0 0.9 7.4 8.00
11 Yrs 33 45 .423 3.43 667 1 150 0 0 23 602.2 537 249 230 48 233 34 610 18 0 27 2543 129 3.36 1.278 8.0 0.7 3.5 9.1 2.62
162 Game Avg. 3 5 .423 3.43 68 0 15 0 0 2 61 55 25 23 5 24 3 62 2 0 3 259 129 3.36 1.278 8.0 0.7 3.5 9.1 2.62
CHW (8 yrs) 31 35 .470 3.28 512 0 116 0 0 23 463.1 400 186 169 33 154 29 486 13 0 17 1918 137 3.02 1.196 7.8 0.6 3.0 9.4 3.16
SEA (2 yrs) 1 6 .143 4.82 74 1 23 0 0 0 89.2 84 48 48 15 67 3 87 0 0 9 410 90 5.51 1.684 8.4 1.5 6.7 8.7 1.30
WSN (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 0.00 15 0 2 0 0 0 9.2 8 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 37 2.08 0.931 7.4 0.0 0.9 7.4 8.00
NYY (1 yr) 0 3 .000 2.55 46 0 6 0 0 0 24.2 23 9 7 0 6 2 20 4 0 0 107 152 2.71 1.176 8.4 0.0 2.2 7.3 3.33
BOS (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.52 20 0 3 0 0 0 15.1 22 6 6 0 5 0 9 0 0 1 71 120 2.85 1.761 12.9 0.0 2.9 5.3 1.80
AL (11 yrs) 32 45 .416 3.49 652 1 148 0 0 23 593.0 529 249 230 48 232 34 602 17 0 27 2506 128 3.38 1.283 8.0 0.7 3.5 9.1 2.59
NL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 0.00 15 0 2 0 0 0 9.2 8 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 37 2.08 0.931 7.4 0.0 0.9 7.4 8.00
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 27 SEA AL 32.2 19 1 15 4.13 5.20 0.11 -0.30 98.5 4.72 2 0.2 .4 -0.1 0.4 6 .509 .501
2005 28 SEA AL 57.0 55 0 33 5.21 5.01 -0.02 -0.38 95.4 4.44 -5 -0.5 .8 -0.1 -0.0 1 .490 .497 $323,000
2006 29 CHW AL 54.0 63 0 20 3.33 5.06 -0.20 -0.37 104.5 5.10 10 1.0 1.5 0.1 1.7 17 .516 .506 $355,000
2007 30 CHW AL 56.1 68 0 31 4.95 5.10 -0.38 -0.38 103.8 5.29 2 0.2 1.6 -0.1 0.7 8 .502 .501 $425,000
2008 31 CHW AL 67.1 74 0 20 2.67 4.88 -0.16 -0.36 105.0 4.91 16 1.6 1.4 0.1 2.4 24 .521 .510 $875,000
2009 32 CHW AL 72.1 70 0 22 2.74 4.88 -0.13 -0.36 104.6 4.86 16 1.7 1.6 0.3 2.7 25 .524 .510 $1,325,000
2010 ★ 33 CHW AL 60.2 61 0 18 2.67 4.47 -0.28 -0.34 104.1 4.58 12 1.3 1.6 0.3 2.2 19 .522 .508 $2,250,000 AS
2011 34 CHW AL 59.2 62 0 34 5.13 4.45 -0.08 -0.34 103.5 4.33 -5 -0.6 1.5 -0.3 -0.2 1 .491 .496 $3,000,000
2012 35 CHW AL 65.0 74 0 27 3.74 4.49 0.04 -0.33 105.5 4.34 4 0.5 1.6 -0.0 1.1 11 .506 .503 $5,500,000
2013 36 CHW AL 28.0 40 0 14 4.50 4.52 -0.32 -0.33 106.4 4.79 0 0.1 1.7 -0.0 0.3 4 .501 .500
2013 36 BOS AL 15.1 20 0 6 3.52 4.40 0.18 -0.33 103.0 4.02 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .503 .500 $5,500,000
2014 37 NYY AL 24.2 46 0 9 3.28 4.44 -0.05 -0.33 100.2 4.17 2 0.2 1.3 -0.0 0.4 5 .505 .501 $3,500,000
2014 37 WSN NL 9.2 15 0 0 0.00 4.30 -0.01 -0.32 101.1 4.03 4 0.5 1.2 0.0 0.6 5 .534 .503
11 Seasons 602.2 667 1 249 3.72 4.76 -0.13 -0.35 103.1 4.68 59 6.1 1.4 0.1 12.6 128 .509 .504 $23,053,000
CHW (8 yrs) 463.1 512 0 186 3.61 4.74 -0.17 -0.35 104.6 4.77 55 5.6 1.6 0.4 11.0 109 .511 .505 $13,730,000
SEA (2 yrs) 89.2 74 1 48 4.82 5.08 0.03 -0.35 96.5 4.54 -4 -0.4 .7 -0.2 0.4 7 .495 .498 $323,000
WSN (1 yr) 9.2 15 0 0 0.00 4.30 -0.01 -0.32 101.1 4.03 4 0.5 1.2 0.0 0.6 5 .534 .503
NYY (1 yr) 24.2 46 0 9 3.28 4.44 -0.05 -0.33 100.2 4.17 2 0.2 1.3 -0.0 0.4 5 .505 .501 $3,500,000
BOS (1 yr) 15.1 20 0 6 3.52 4.40 0.18 -0.33 103.0 4.02 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .503 .500 $5,500,000

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
2008 31 CHW AL ALDS L TBR 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 14 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 14 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2010 CHW AL 33 0 0 0 27.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.000 27.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00

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
2004 27 SEA AL 19 148 120 15 30 8 0 2 1 2 25 30 .250 .377 .367 .743 .315 44 4 0 2 1 1 2
2005 28 SEA AL 55 262 218 33 54 5 0 13 6 0 42 57 .248 .368 .450 .817 .275 98 6 0 1 1 2 1
2006 29 CHW AL 63 227 201 20 46 7 1 5 4 0 21 49 .229 .301 .348 .649 .273 70 5 1 1 3 4 1
2007 30 CHW AL 68 249 219 31 59 16 4 4 1 1 26 55 .269 .349 .434 .783 .340 95 7 2 0 2 6 1
2008 31 CHW AL 74 268 245 20 48 7 0 5 4 0 19 77 .196 .258 .286 .544 .262 70 5 2 1 1 2 3
2009 32 CHW AL 70 291 267 22 58 10 2 5 4 5 20 87 .217 .273 .326 .599 .301 87 3 1 2 1 2 2
2010 33 CHW AL 61 239 215 18 41 9 1 3 3 0 20 81 .191 .264 .284 .547 .286 61 5 2 0 2 5 0
2011 34 CHW AL 62 262 235 34 60 10 0 3 13 2 21 63 .255 .313 .336 .649 .331 79 2 0 3 3 5 5
2012 35 CHW AL 74 266 245 27 63 14 1 4 4 2 17 53 .257 .313 .371 .685 .314 91 9 3 1 0 4 3
2013 36 BOS AL 20 71 63 6 22 1 0 0 1 0 5 9 .349 .391 .365 .756 .400 23 2 0 2 1 0 0
2013 36 CHW AL 40 116 102 14 25 4 0 4 4 1 10 21 .245 .325 .402 .727 .273 41 4 2 2 0 1 0
2013 36 TOT AL 60 187 165 20 47 5 0 4 5 1 15 30 .285 .350 .388 .738 .326 64 6 2 4 1 1 0
2014 37 NYY AL 46 107 93 9 23 3 1 0 4 2 6 20 .247 .314 .301 .615 .307 28 1 4 2 2 2 3
2014 37 TOT MLB 61 144 128 9 31 4 1 0 4 2 7 28 .242 .303 .289 .592 .304 37 2 5 2 2 2 3
2014 37 WSN NL 15 37 35 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 .229 .270 .257 .527 .296 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 667 2543 2258 249 537 95 10 48 49 15 233 610 .238 .312 .353 .664 .302 796 54 18 17 17 34 21
162 Game Avg. 68 259 230 25 55 10 1 5 5 2 24 62 .238 .312 .353 .664 .302 81 5 2 2 2 3 2
MLB Averages .261 .327 .412 .739 .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
2004 27 SEA AL 2.2 0.2 152 -0.1 1.7 -1.7 .73 -0.1 0.0 3.0 0.3 1.03 1.0 1 3 13
2005 28 SEA AL -5.2 -0.5 278 -1.3 2.8 -4.1 .65 -0.6 -1.3 -8.8 -0.9 1.07 -8.7 9 10 33
2006 29 CHW AL 9.0 0.9 231 1.2 5.6 -4.4 1.37 0.9 0.0 12.0 1.1 0.96 11.1 33 9 21
2007 30 CHW AL 0.2 0.0 256 -0.6 5.4 -6.0 1.24 0.2 -0.7 -3.7 -0.3 1.07 -0.9 35 10 20
2008 31 CHW AL 14.4 1.4 273 0.8 6.2 -5.3 1.24 1.5 -0.8 10.9 1.0 0.96 18.3 30 15 28
2009 32 CHW AL 15.8 1.6 305 3.3 9.0 -5.7 1.50 1.8 0.4 21.3 2.0 0.96 20.4 35 15 20
2010 33 CHW AL 11.2 1.1 244 2.8 7.8 -4.9 1.67 1.6 0.1 16.3 1.6 0.93 16.2 31 18 11
2011 34 CHW AL 2.1 0.2 281 -1.4 6.1 -7.5 1.50 0.3 -1.2 -7.4 -0.7 1.00 2.9 27 12 21
2012 35 CHW AL 5.7 0.6 276 -0.5 7.4 -7.9 1.56 0.6 -0.9 7.2 0.7 0.93 6.6 38 15 21
2013 36 TOT AL 2.2 0.2 198 -0.2 4.9 -5.1 1.45 -0.0 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1 1.02 0.3 29 13 18
2013 36 CHW AL 0.9 0.1 124 0.1 3.8 -3.7 1.65 0.1 -0.0 0.2 0.0 1.00 0.7 24 6 10
2013 36 BOS AL 1.3 0.1 74 -0.4 1.1 -1.5 1.13 -0.1 -0.2 -1.4 -0.1 1.06 -0.4 5 7 8
2014 37 TOT MLB 7.2 0.8 149 -0.5 2.7 -3.2 1.31 0.4 -0.7 -1.5 -0.2 1.08 4.6 22 14 24
2014 37 NYY AL 3.0 0.3 112 -1.0 1.8 -2.8 1.36 0.0 -0.8 -3.1 -0.3 1.09 1.6 16 10 19
2014 37 WSN NL 4.1 0.4 37 0.5 0.9 -0.4 1.17 0.3 0.1 1.6 0.2 1.06 3.0 6 4 5
11 Yrs 64.9 6.5 2643 3.6 59.4 -55.8 1.31 6.3 -3.5 48.1 4.7 1.00 71.8 290 134 230

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
2004 27 SEA AL 19 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 46.0 46 46 8 3 0 1 2.0 3.6 5.0 99 0 1 0 0 99
1 Yr 19 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 46 46 46 8 3 0 1 2.0 3.6 5.0 99 0 1 0 0 99
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 102 -16 4.5 4.5 5.9 95

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
2004 27 SEA AL 19 18 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 9 .730 1 3 13 1 2 15 2 16 7 3 7 0 4.6 28
2005 28 SEA AL 55 55 15 0 4 1 0 1 0% 6 5 41 14 34% 7 .655 9 10 33 10 5 40 27 28 16 24 17 7 3.1 20
2006 29 CHW AL 63 63 20 5 3 5 2 3 40% 24 18 48 13 27% 8 1.367 33 9 21 33 14 16 35 28 16 31 19 11 2.6 14
2007 30 CHW AL 68 68 13 4 4 7 2 5 29% 26 17 63 20 32% 8 1.242 35 10 20 34 15 19 38 30 15 38 26 16 2.5 14
2008 31 CHW AL 74 74 12 5 3 6 1 5 17% 26 20 56 21 38% 8 1.239 30 15 28 42 12 20 36 38 12 31 19 22 2.7 14
2009 32 CHW AL 70 70 17 6 3 9 4 5 44% 33 24 47 15 32% 8 1.505 35 15 20 45 15 10 25 45 19 15 25 15 3.1 17
2010 33 CHW AL 61 61 13 5 4 10 8 2 80% 32 21 31 4 13% 8 1.670 31 18 11 40 10 11 22 39 12 18 14 12 3.0 16
2011 34 CHW AL 62 62 20 2 5 7 3 4 43% 28 20 36 9 25% 8 1.497 27 12 21 33 8 21 25 37 16 25 22 8 2.9 17
2012 35 CHW AL 74 74 18 4 10 7 3 4 43% 34 26 32 10 31% 8 1.559 38 15 21 50 20 4 20 54 7 27 12 22 2.6 14
2013 36 TOT AL 60 60 6 0 4 1 0 1 0% 21 19 42 13 31% 1.451 29 13 18 30 13 17 29 31 5 32 10 15 2.2 12
2013 36 CHW AL 40 40 3 0 3 1 0 1 0% 20 18 28 5 18% 8 1.648 24 6 10 22 9 9 19 21 3 22 7 11 2.1 11
2013 36 BOS AL 20 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 14 8 57% 8 1.128 5 7 8 8 4 8 10 10 2 10 3 4 2.3 12
2014 37 TOT MLB 61 61 8 1 3 4 0 4 0% 21 15 55 18 33% 1.309 22 14 24 28 12 21 32 29 3 46 8 14 1.7 10
2014 37 NYY AL 46 46 6 0 3 4 0 4 0% 17 12 43 14 33% 7 1.356 16 10 19 21 8 17 25 21 3 37 8 11 1.6 10
2014 37 WSN NL 15 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 12 4 33% 8 1.174 6 4 5 7 4 4 7 8 0 9 0 3 1.9 9
11 Yrs 667 666 150 33 44 57 23 34 40% 251 185 455 138 30% 1.311 290 134 230 346 126 194 291 375 128 290 179 142 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%
2004 27 SEA AL 148 29% 1.4% 20.3% 16.9% 6.8% 33% 0.64 0.74 60% 22% 4.7% 22% 34 4 12%
2005 28 SEA AL 262 47% 5.0% 21.8% 16.0% 6.9% 33% 0.83 0.97 57% 11% 16.7% 11% 68 6 9%
2006 29 CHW AL 227 37% 2.2% 21.6% 9.3% 5.7% 28% 0.97 1.33 66% 15% 7.5% 12% 44 5 11%
2007 30 CHW AL 249 42% 1.6% 22.1% 10.4% 9.6% 41% 0.84 1.31 65% 20% 4.9% 9% 47 7 15%
2008 31 CHW AL 268 47% 1.9% 28.7% 7.1% 4.5% 25% 1.15 1.42 61% 17% 7.8% 18% 54 5 9%
2009 32 CHW AL 291 37% 1.7% 29.9% 6.9% 5.8% 29% 0.87 1.14 60% 20% 6.3% 16% 48 3 6%
2010 33 CHW AL 239 44% 1.3% 33.9% 8.4% 5.4% 32% 0.70 1.06 56% 22% 4.7% 19% 50 5 10%
2011 34 CHW AL 262 44% 1.2% 24.1% 8.0% 5.0% 22% 0.93 1.05 66% 24% 4.1% 17% 47 2 4%
2012 35 CHW AL 266 49% 1.5% 19.9% 6.4% 7.1% 30% 1.17 1.64 71% 18% 5.4% 15% 47 9 19%
2013 36 TOT AL 187 48% 2.1% 16.0% 8.0% 4.8% 19% 1.00 1.61 71% 19% 7.0% 16% 44 6 14%
2013 36 CHW AL 116 49% 3.5% 18.1% 8.6% 6.9% 32% 0.76 1.14 66% 17% 11.1% 22% 29 4 14%
2013 36 BOS AL 71 45% 0.0% 12.7% 7.0% 1.4% 5% 1.50 3.11 77% 21% 0.0% 5% 15 2 13%
2014 37 TOT MLB 144 59% 0.0% 19.4% 4.9% 3.5% 16% 1.22 1.15 71% 17% 0.0% 13% 28 2 7%
2014 37 NYY AL 107 60% 0.0% 18.7% 5.6% 3.7% 17% 1.27 1.26 70% 18% 0.0% 18% 22 1 5%
2014 37 WSN NL 37 57% 0.0% 21.6% 2.7% 2.7% 13% 1.08 0.91 73% 15% 0.0% 0% 6 1 17%
11 Yrs 2543 44% 1.9% 24.0% 9.2% 6.0% 29% 0.93 1.22 64% 18% 6.6% 15% 511 54 11%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.1% 8.3% 7.8% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 12% 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
2004 27 SEA AL 149 607 4.07 347 57.5% 23.9% 17.6% 31.7% 26.8% 76.1% 1.5% 43.8% 76.9% 55.0% 12.1% 18 12 23.5% 35 17 2 8 22 26.7% 3 5 -1 0 0
2005 28 SEA AL 262 1109 4.23 653 59.2% 25.1% 19.6% 30.3% 25.0% 74.9% 1.3% 44.3% 73.8% 50.0% 7.6% 20 9 21.4% 56 31 1 12 45 21.1% 14 9 0 0 0
2006 29 CHW AL 227 851 3.75 558 66.8% 20.8% 18.1% 33.2% 28.0% 79.2% 5.5% 52.9% 77.1% 58.1% 4.8% 11 4 28.6% 65 37 2 8 41 16.3% 11 3 0 0 0
2007 30 CHW AL 249 931 3.74 592 65.3% 25.7% 18.1% 28.2% 28.0% 74.3% 7.1% 48.5% 75.7% 66.3% 5.2% 13 2 31.3% 78 38 3 15 40 27.3% 11 5 0 0 0
2008 31 CHW AL 268 1040 3.88 700 67.8% 22.7% 21.3% 31.7% 24.3% 77.3% 2.4% 52.4% 72.5% 63.1% 3.4% 9 5 31.3% 84 53 3 18 59 23.4% 11 2 0 0 0
2009 32 CHW AL 292 1173 4.02 785 67.4% 23.8% 20.5% 32.4% 23.3% 76.2% 2.1% 51.3% 73.1% 62.7% 3.4% 10 6 31.8% 93 49 1 22 65 25.3% 22 2 -1 0 0
2010 33 CHW AL 239 983 4.11 646 67.1% 21.1% 25.2% 32.7% 21.1% 78.9% 5.9% 53.0% 68.0% 59.8% 5.0% 12 7 33.1% 79 40 1 20 61 24.7% 12 0 0 0 0
2011 34 CHW AL 264 1062 4.02 703 67.4% 24.0% 17.6% 33.0% 25.3% 76.0% 5.3% 51.2% 76.8% 65.2% 4.9% 13 7 37.5% 99 49 4 14 49 22.2% 12 1 -2 0 0
2012 35 CHW AL 267 1020 3.82 662 65.9% 28.9% 14.2% 27.8% 29.2% 71.1% 4.5% 46.9% 80.0% 59.2% 4.1% 11 6 26.2% 70 34 7 21 32 39.6% 4 1 -1 0 0
2013 36 TOT AL 187 702 3.75 448 64.0% 23.9% 14.1% 30.8% 31.3% 76.1% 0.8% 48.7% 81.5% 65.8% 6.4% 12 10 28.9% 54 23 4 5 25 16.7% 3 1 0 0 0
2013 36 CHW AL 116 456 3.93 285 62.8% 24.9% 15.4% 30.5% 29.1% 75.1% 1.2% 47.1% 79.4% 67.2% 8.6% 10 8 28.4% 33 13 2 1 20 4.8% 3 1 0 0 0
2013 36 BOS AL 71 246 3.46 163 66.3% 22.1% 11.7% 31.3% 35.0% 77.9% 0.0% 51.6% 85.0% 63.4% 2.8% 2 2 29.6% 21 10 2 4 5 44.4% 0 0 0 0 0
2014 37 TOT MLB 145 601 4.14 393 66.3% 20.1% 15.8% 37.7% 26.5% 79.9% 3.8% 53.0% 80.3% 54.5% 4.1% 6 4 20.7% 30 20 3 9 18 32.1% 7 0 -1 0 0
2014 37 NYY AL 108 460 4.26 294 65.0% 19.4% 16.0% 38.4% 26.2% 80.6% 4.8% 52.4% 80.2% 52.8% 5.6% 6 4 14.8% 16 8 1 4 15 20.0% 5 0 -1 0 0
2014 37 WSN NL 37 141 3.81 99 70.2% 22.2% 15.2% 35.4% 27.3% 77.8% 0.0% 54.6% 80.5% 59.5% 0.0% 0 0 37.8% 14 12 2 5 3 62.5% 2 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 2549 10079 3.95 6487 65.2% 23.8% 18.7% 31.6% 25.9% 76.2% 3.6% 49.7% 75.5% 60.3% 5.3% 135 72 29.1% 743 391 31 152 457 24.9% 110 29 -6 0 0
MLB Averages 3.79 63.3% 27.5% 15.0% 27.1% 30.3% 72.5% 1.6% 45.9% 79.3% 59.0% 4.9% 22.7% 25.0%

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
2004 27 SEA AL 148 30 2 1 2 0 5 1 1 0 2 5 2 1 40% 2 2 0 65 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2005 28 SEA AL 262 54 7 1 13 1 12 6 7 7 6 20 9 3 45% 1 7 4 122 6 0 100% 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2006 29 CHW AL 227 46 6 0 5 0 5 4 1 4 1 13 9 0 69% 1 1 1 97 4 0 100% 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007 30 CHW AL 249 59 5 0 4 1 14 3 1 2 2 23 9 5 39% 1 3 1 102 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
2008 31 CHW AL 268 48 3 0 5 0 15 3 2 3 2 13 8 4 62% 3 3 0 103 4 0 100% 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2009 32 CHW AL 291 58 3 0 5 1 9 3 2 3 2 17 6 6 35% 2 4 0 109 4 5 44% 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 0
2010 33 CHW AL 239 41 5 0 3 0 3 1 2 2 1 5 3 0 60% 0 1 0 104 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2011 34 CHW AL 262 60 12 0 3 0 10 2 1 2 1 17 11 2 65% 5 2 1 101 13 2 87% 10 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 7 0
2012 35 CHW AL 266 63 5 1 4 0 8 3 1 2 2 15 9 0 60% 3 2 0 91 4 2 67% 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0
2013 36 TOT AL 187 47 7 0 4 0 2 1 3 2 2 13 5 5 38% 0 2 1 96 5 1 83% 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
2013 36 CHW AL 116 25 4 0 4 0 1 1 3 2 2 8 1 5 13% 0 1 0 55 4 1 80% 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 36 BOS AL 71 22 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 80% 0 1 1 41 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2014 37 TOT MLB 144 31 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 12 6 2 50% 3 0 1 55 4 2 67% 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
2014 37 NYY AL 107 23 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 11 6 2 55% 3 0 1 40 4 2 67% 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
2014 37 WSN NL 37 8 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0% 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 2543 537 64 3 48 3 92 27 21 27 21 153 77 28 50% 21 27 9 1045 49 15 77% 33 10 16 4 0 1 5 5 70 0
MLB Averages 53% 72%

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+
2004 27 1 2 .333 4.13 19 1 8 0 0 0 32.2 30 15 15 2 25 1 30 0 0 2 148 110 1.684 8.3 0.6 6.9 8.3 1.20 110
2005 28 1 6 .143 4.82 74 1 23 0 0 0 89.2 84 48 48 15 67 3 87 0 0 9 410 90 1.684 8.4 1.5 6.7 8.7 1.30 90
2006 29 6 9 .400 4.26 137 1 43 0 0 2 143.2 130 68 68 20 88 7 136 1 0 10 637 106 1.517 8.1 1.3 5.5 8.5 1.55 106
2007 30 10 13 .435 4.41 205 1 56 0 0 4 200.0 189 99 98 24 114 13 191 3 0 13 886 103 1.515 8.5 1.1 5.1 8.6 1.68 103
2008 31 15 16 .484 3.97 279 1 68 0 0 5 267.1 237 119 118 29 133 15 268 5 0 16 1154 115 1.384 8.0 1.0 4.5 9.0 2.02 115
2009 32 21 19 .525 3.71 349 1 85 0 0 9 339.2 295 141 140 34 153 17 355 6 0 20 1445 124 1.319 7.8 0.9 4.1 9.4 2.32 124
2010 33 26 23 .531 3.55 410 1 98 0 0 17 400.1 336 159 158 37 173 22 436 8 0 21 1684 128 1.271 7.6 0.8 3.9 9.8 2.52 128
2011 34 28 28 .500 3.52 472 1 118 0 0 20 460.0 396 193 180 40 194 27 499 8 0 23 1946 129 1.283 7.7 0.8 3.8 9.8 2.57 129
2012 35 32 38 .457 3.51 546 1 136 0 0 23 525.0 459 220 205 44 211 31 552 11 0 25 2212 128 1.276 7.9 0.8 3.6 9.5 2.62 128
2013 36 32 42 .432 3.53 606 1 142 0 0 23 568.1 506 240 223 48 226 32 582 13 0 27 2399 127 1.288 8.0 0.8 3.6 9.2 2.58 127
2014 37 33 45 .423 3.43 667 1 150 0 0 23 602.2 537 249 230 48 233 34 610 18 0 27 2543 129 1.278 8.0 0.7 3.5 9.1 2.62 129

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
2004 27 2 2 .500 3.55 33.0 29 14 13 2 24 30 0 1.606 7.9 6.5 8.2 1.25 0.5 19
2005 28 3 3 .500 4.58 57.0 53 32 29 13 41 57 0 1.649 8.4 6.5 9.0 1.39 2.1 55
2006 29 3 3 .500 2.50 54.0 42 17 15 5 19 49 1 1.130 7.0 3.2 8.2 2.58 0.8 63
2007 30 3 3 .500 3.86 56.0 55 27 24 4 24 55 2 1.411 8.8 3.9 8.8 2.29 0.6 68
2008 31 4 3 .571 2.15 67.0 45 18 16 5 18 77 2 0.940 6.0 2.4 10.3 4.28 0.7 74
2009 32 4 4 .500 2.13 72.0 54 19 17 5 19 87 1 1.014 6.8 2.4 10.9 4.58 0.6 70
2010 33 4 3 .571 2.21 61.0 40 17 15 3 20 81 2 0.984 5.9 3.0 12.0 4.05 0.4 61
2011 34 3 4 .429 4.20 60.0 57 31 28 3 20 63 0 1.283 8.6 3.0 9.5 3.15 0.5 62
2012 35 4 3 .571 3.18 65.0 63 26 23 4 17 53 3 1.231 8.7 2.4 7.3 3.12 0.6 74
2013 36 3 2 .600 3.77 43.0 48 20 18 4 15 30 2 1.465 10.0 3.1 6.3 2.00 0.8 60
2014 37 2 2 .500 2.12 34.0 32 9 8 0 7 28 5 1.147 8.5 1.9 7.4 4.00 0.0 61
11 Yrs 35 32 .522 3.08 602.0 518 230 206 48 224 610 18 1.233 7.7 9.1 2.72 0.7 667



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2008 AL  74 (5th)
2012 AL  74 (6th)
Active  667 (10th)
Career  667 (131st)

Games Finished s c a p y
Active  150 (49th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
Active  65 (43rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
Active  6.5 (45th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 AL  3.3 (9th)
2010 AL  2.8 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
Active  6.3 (45th)

             

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 - 2 (2527), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (997), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (969), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (151st), 12.9 career WAR/12.2 7yr-peak WAR/12.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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