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Mike Venafro    \VEN-a-fro\

Michael Robert Venafro

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 2, 1973 in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
High School: Paul VI HS (Fairfax, VA)
School: James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 29th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA).

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1995 21 -0.2 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TEX 9 1 .900 2.13 2.31 32 0 12 0 0 2 50.2 37 13 12 0 21 2 32 5 3 1 200 1.145 6.6 0.0 3.7 5.7 1.52
1996 22 0.7 Charleston SC SALL A TEX 1 3 .250 3.51 4.12 50 0 42 0 0 19 59.0 57 27 23 0 21 3 62 3 0 13 258 1.322 8.7 0.0 3.2 9.5 2.95
1997 23 0.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX 4 3 .571 3.43 4.33 46 0 36 0 0 11 60.1 64 29 23 3 33 1 48 3 0 2 271 1.608 9.5 0.4 4.9 7.2 1.45
1997 23 0.5 Port Charlotte FLOR A+ TEX 4 2 .667 3.43 3.43 35 0 27 0 0 10 44.2 51 17 17 2 21 1 35 1 0 1 196 1.612 10.3 0.4 4.2 7.1 1.67
1997 23 -1.1 Tulsa TL AA TEX 0 1 .000 3.45 6.89 11 0 9 0 0 1 15.2 13 12 6 1 12 0 13 2 0 1 75 1.596 7.5 0.6 6.9 7.5 1.08
1998 24 -1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX 3 4 .429 3.89 4.28 59 0 43 0 0 14 69.1 61 33 30 8 36 0 60 3 0 4 305 1.399 7.9 1.0 4.7 7.8 1.67
1998 24 -0.4 Tulsa TL AA TEX 3 4 .429 3.10 3.61 46 0 39 0 0 14 52.1 42 21 18 5 26 0 45 1 0 3 223 1.299 7.2 0.9 4.5 7.7 1.73
1998 24 -2.7 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 0 0 6.35 6.35 13 0 4 0 0 0 17.0 19 12 12 3 10 0 15 2 0 1 82 1.706 10.1 1.6 5.3 7.9 1.50
1999 25 -1.8 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 0 0 5.40 5.40 6 0 3 0 0 1 11.2 16 7 7 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 46 1.371 12.3 1.5 0.0 5.4
1999 25 -4.2 TEX AL MLB TEX 3 2 .600 3.29 3.82 65 0 11 0 0 0 68.1 63 29 25 4 22 0 37 3 0 0 283 1.244 8.3 0.5 2.9 4.9 1.68
2000 26 -2.9 TEX AL MLB TEX 3 1 .750 3.83 4.31 77 0 21 0 0 1 56.1 64 27 24 2 21 4 32 4 0 1 248 1.509 10.2 0.3 3.4 5.1 1.52
2001 27 -1.5 TEX AL MLB TEX 5 5 .500 4.80 5.25 70 0 20 0 0 4 60.0 54 35 32 2 28 4 29 7 0 3 266 1.367 8.1 0.3 4.2 4.4 1.04
2002 28 0.9 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 0 1 .000 6.97 6.97 8 0 2 0 0 0 10.1 12 8 8 2 1 0 14 2 0 0 46 1.258 10.5 1.7 0.9 12.2 14.00
2002 28 -0.7 OAK AL MLB OAK 2 2 .500 4.62 5.35 47 0 8 0 0 0 37.0 45 22 19 5 14 2 16 2 0 1 168 1.595 10.9 1.2 3.4 3.9 1.14
2003 29 1.8 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 2 1 .667 3.54 3.54 23 0 9 0 0 0 28.0 35 11 11 0 5 1 11 1 0 2 121 1.429 11.2 0.0 1.6 3.5 2.20
2003 29 0.4 TBD AL MLB TBD 1 0 1.000 4.74 4.74 24 0 6 0 0 0 19.0 24 10 10 1 3 0 9 3 0 1 85 1.421 11.4 0.5 1.4 4.3 3.00
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2004 30 2.6 2 Teams PCL AAA KCR-LAD 2 5 .286 4.64 4.92 40 0 17 0 0 3 64.0 78 35 33 8 21 2 45 5 0 3 296 1.547 11.0 1.1 3.0 6.3 2.14
2004 30 2.6 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 2 4 .333 4.37 4.68 35 0 15 0 0 2 57.2 70 30 28 8 19 2 41 4 0 3 266 1.543 10.9 1.2 3.0 6.4 2.16
2004 30 2.6 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 0 1 .000 7.11 7.11 5 0 2 0 0 1 6.1 8 5 5 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 30 1.579 11.4 0.0 2.8 5.7 2.00
2004 30 0.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 0 0 4.00 5.00 17 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 11 5 4 1 3 1 6 2 0 0 42 1.556 11.0 1.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
2005 31 3.6 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 0 1 .000 6.85 7.66 53 0 13 0 0 1 44.2 60 38 34 4 35 5 24 5 0 0 224 2.127 12.1 0.8 7.1 4.8 0.69
2006 32 5.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN-COL 3 1 .750 2.35 2.35 56 0 13 0 0 2 38.1 29 10 10 1 13 3 28 2 0 3 155 1.096 6.8 0.2 3.1 6.6 2.15
2006 32 5.0 Louisville IL AAA CIN 0 0 2.45 2.45 36 0 8 0 0 2 22.0 19 6 6 0 8 3 18 1 0 1 92 1.227 7.8 0.0 3.3 7.4 2.25
2006 32 5.1 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 3 1 .750 2.20 2.20 20 0 5 0 0 0 16.1 10 4 4 1 5 0 10 1 0 2 63 0.918 5.5 0.6 2.8 5.5 2.00
2006 32 2.9 COL NL MLB COL 1 0 1.000 2.45 2.45 7 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 3 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 15 1.636 7.4 0.0 7.4 4.9 0.67
2007 33 5.9 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA TOR-MIN-STL 1 2 .333 4.65 4.83 51 0 14 0 0 2 50.1 61 27 26 2 20 1 28 7 0 3 231 1.609 10.9 0.4 3.6 5.0 1.40
2007 33 6.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 0 1 .000 12.79 12.79 8 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 13 9 9 0 6 0 5 1 0 2 38 3.000 18.5 0.0 8.5 7.1 0.83
2007 33 5.9 Rochester IL AAA MIN 1 0 1.000 5.40 5.40 12 0 4 0 0 2 11.2 13 7 7 0 7 0 5 4 0 0 59 1.714 10.0 0.0 5.4 3.9 0.71
2007 33 5.9 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 0 1 .000 2.78 3.06 31 0 8 0 0 0 32.1 35 11 10 2 7 1 18 2 0 1 134 1.299 9.7 0.6 1.9 5.0 2.57
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 15 10 .600 4.09 4.58 307 0 68 0 0 5 253.1 264 129 115 15 94 11 131 21 0 6 1107 1.413 9.4 0.5 3.3 4.7 1.39
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 25 22 .532 4.01 4.40 424 0 204 0 0 55 486.2 510 238 217 30 206 18 359 36 3 31 2153 1.471 9.4 0.6 3.8 6.6 1.74
All Levels (13 Seasons) 40 32 .556 4.04 4.46 731 0 272 0 0 60 740.0 774 367 332 45 300 29 490 57 3 37 3260 1.451 9.4 0.5 3.6 6.0 1.63
AA (2 seasons) Minors 3 5 .375 3.18 4.37 57 0 48 0 0 15 68.0 55 33 24 6 38 0 58 3 0 4 298 1.368 7.3 0.8 5.0 7.7 1.53
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 8 11 .421 4.80 5.04 250 0 75 0 0 9 264.1 310 148 141 22 105 12 172 24 0 12 1201 1.570 10.6 0.7 3.6 5.9 1.64

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 21 0.0 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TEX 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 22 0.8 Charleston SC SALL A TEX 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ TEX 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 0.4 Port Charlotte FLOR A+ TEX 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 -1.0 Tulsa TL AA TEX 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 24 -0.1 Tulsa TL AA TEX 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 24 -2.9 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 25 -2.0 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 25 -3.9 TEX AL MLB TEX 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 26 -3.1 TEX AL MLB TEX 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 27 -2.0 TEX AL MLB TEX 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 0.9 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 -0.8 OAK AL MLB OAK 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 29 1.7 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 29 0.3 TBD AL MLB TBD 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 30 2.8 2 Teams PCL AAA LAD-KCR 40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 2.8 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 2.8 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 0.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 3.7 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN-COL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 4.7 Louisville IL AAA CIN 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 5.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 2.8 COL NL MLB COL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA STL-TOR-MIN 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 6.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 5.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 5.5 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 307 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 424 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) 731 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 250 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1995 21 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TEX P 32 23 5 17 1 3 .957 0.69
1996 22 Charleston SC SALL A TEX P 50 24 4 17 3 1 .875 0.42
1997 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX P 46 25 12 13 0 1 1.000 0.54 2 4 67%
1997 23 Port Charlotte FLOR A+ TEX P 35 19 8 11 0 1 1.000 0.54 2 4 67%
1997 23 Tulsa TL AA TEX P 11 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 0.55 0 0
1998 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX P 59 20 4 14 2 0 .900 0.31 3 0 0%
1998 24 Tulsa TL AA TEX P 46 13 4 8 1 0 .923 0.26 2 0 0%
1998 24 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX P 13 7 0 6 1 0 .857 0.46 1 0 0%
1999 25 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX P 6 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.00 1 3 75%
1999 25 TEX AL MLB TEX P 65 68.0 20 2 18 0 0 1.000 2.65 0.31
2000 26 TEX AL MLB TEX P 77 56.0 14 3 9 2 1 .857 1.93 0.16
2001 27 TEX AL MLB TEX P 70 60.0 21 4 13 4 4 .810 2.55 0.24
2002 28 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 8 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.25 1 0 0%
2002 28 OAK AL MLB OAK P 47 37.0 12 1 11 0 1 1.000 2.92 0.26
2003 29 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU P 23 9 4 4 1 0 .889 0.35 3 1 25%
2003 29 TBD AL MLB TBD P 24 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.95 0.08
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2004 30 2 Teams PCL AAA KCR-LAD P 40 16 0 16 0 2 1.000 0.40
2004 30 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 35 13 0 13 0 2 1.000 0.37
2004 30 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD P 5 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.60
2004 30 LAD NL MLB LAD P 17 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.06
2005 31 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD P 53 0 44.2 16 4 11 1 1 .938 3.02 0.28 1 0 0%
2006 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN-COL P 56 0 38.1 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 2.35 0.18 0 0
2006 32 Louisville IL AAA CIN P 36 0 22.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.17 0 0
2006 32 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL P 20 0 16.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.20 0.20 0 0
2006 32 COL NL MLB COL P 7 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 33 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA TOR-MIN-STL P 51 0 50.1 16 6 9 1 1 .938 2.68 0.29 3 2 40%
2007 33 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 8 0 6.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 4.26 0.38 2 0 0%
2007 33 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 12 0 11.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.54 0.17 0 0
2007 33 Syracuse IL AAA TOR P 31 0 32.1 11 5 5 1 1 .909 2.78 0.32 1 2 67%
MLB (7 seasons) MLB P 307 253.0 70 12 52 6 6 .914 2.28 0.21
Minors (11 seasons) Minors P 424 0 133.1 167 42 116 9 9 .946 2.70 0.37 14 10 42%
All Levels (13 Seasons) P 731 0 386.1 237 54 168 15 15 .937 2.42 0.30 14 10 42%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1995 21 Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Pennsylvania League A-
1996 22 Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League A
1997 23 Port Charlotte Rangers Florida State League A+
1997 23 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA
1998 24 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA
1998 24 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 25 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 25 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1999-04-24 1999-10-01
2000 26 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2000-04-04 2000-10-01
2001 27 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2001-04-01 2001-10-04
2002 28 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2002-04-02 2002-09-22
2002 28 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA 2002-08-01 2002-09-01
2003 29 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA
2003 29 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League MLB 1 2003-04-01 2003-06-24
2004 30 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA 1 2004-04-25 2004-08-06
2004 30 Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League AAA 2 2004-08-10 2004-08-30
2004 30 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 2004-08-16 2004-10-02
2005 31 Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League AAA 2005-04-07 2005-09-01
2006 32 Louisville Bats International League AAA 2006-04-14 2006-07-08
2006 32 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2006-07-21 2006-09-04
2006 32 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 1 2006-09-09 2006-09-30
2007 33 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 1 2007-04-07 2007-05-09
2007 33 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA 2 2007-05-13 2007-07-28
2007 33 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 2007-08-16 2007-09-01

Sabr ID: 3b08b670

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