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Al Alburquerque

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

5.06

WHIP

1.50

K

4

SV

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Alburquerque was able to stay relatively healthy in 2013, he wasn't nearly as effective as past seasons. The right-handed reliever finished the season 4-3 with a 4.59 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 53 app...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 6/10/1986   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Al Alburquerque Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $837,500 contract with the Tigers in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 9, 2014  –  Al Alburquerque News

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Al Alburquerque Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2009 23 A Day 24 0 0 34.7 26 8 4 44 14 1 0 2 2.11 1.15
2009 23 AA TUL 23 0 0 26.3 23 11 0 31 13 1 3 0 3.76 1.37
2010 24 AA Tul 25 0 0 34.1 32 20 1 32 19 2 4 3 0 0 5.24 1.50
2011 25 AAA Tol 4 0 0 4.2 5 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1.67
2011 25 MAJ DET 41 0 0 43.3 21 9 0 67 29 6 1 0 0 6 1.87 1.15
2012 26 A+ Lak 9 3 0 3.1 5 2 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.94
2012 26 AAA Tol 9 0 0 10.2 9 2 1 18 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.69 1.27
2012 26 MAJ DET 8 0 0 13.3 6 1 0 18 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.68 1.05
2013 27 AAA Tol 10 0 0 14.1 9 5 2 27 13 0 1 1 0 0 3.14 1.56
2013 27 MAJ DET 53 0 0 49.0 39 25 5 70 34 4 3 0 0 10 4.59 1.49
2014 28 MAJ DET 8 0 0 5.3 7 3 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 5.06 1.50
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Al Alburquerque
3-Year Averages MAJ   34 0 0 35.2 22 11 1 51 23 3 1 0 0 5 2.81 1.28

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Al Alburquerque Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 Cle 0.7 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.06 1.50
Apr. 16 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.50
Apr. 13 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.64
Apr. 9 @LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.40 1.80
Apr. 6 Bal 1.0 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 2.00
Apr. 5 Bal 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 2 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Mar. 31 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
4.3 6 3 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 1 6.23 1.62
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
5.3 7 3 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 1 5.06 1.50
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
5.3 7 3 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 1 5.06 1.50

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Al Alburquerque Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201393311318202.228
2012241023000.136
20117831912000.182

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013127392121503.202
201229863100.130
201110035209100.114

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.3210322422.861.52
20128.700011000.000.46
201120.0500301101.351.10

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201320.7220381036.971.45
20124.70007801.932.14
201122.3110361802.421.25
Al Alburquerque Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2009 23 A Day 24 0 34.7 11.42 3.63 3.14 1.04 88.9% 2.11 3.37 .290
2009 23 AA TUL 23 0 26.3 10.59 4.44 2.38 0.00 69.4% 3.76 2.55 .347
2010 24 AA Tul 25 0 34.1 8.45 5.01 1.68 0.26 62% 5.24 3.55 .326
2011 25 AAA Tol 4 0 4.2 21.43 4.29 5.00 0.00 85.7% 1.93 .58 .731
2011 25 MAJ DET 41 0 43.3 13.92 6.02 2.31 0.00 1.84 82% 95.4 MPH 1.87 2.25 .276
2012 26 A+ Lak 9 3 3.1 26.13 2.90 9.00 2.90 80% 5.40 2.55 1.069
2012 26 AAA Tol 9 0 10.2 15.88 3.53 4.50 0.88 91.7% 1.69 2.42 .426
2012 26 MAJ DET 8 0 13.3 12.15 5.40 2.25 0.00 3.00 92.9% 94.5 MPH 0.68 2.30 .234
2013 27 AAA Tol 10 0 14.1 17.23 8.30 2.08 1.28 85% 3.14 3.98 .354
2013 27 MAJ DET 53 0 49.0 12.86 6.24 2.06 0.92 1.15 70.6% 94.3 MPH 4.59 3.87 .333
2014 28 MAJ DET 8 0 5.3 6.75 1.69 4.00 1.69 1.13 71.4% 93.1 MPH 5.06 4.70 .352
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Al Alburquerque
3-Year Averages MAJ   34 0 35.2 13.03 5.88 2.22 0.26 77.3% 2.81 2.63 .303

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2014 Stat Review for Al Alburquerque    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GOOD
6.75 K/9
POOR
1.69 BB/9
ELITE
93.1 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.13 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.06 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.70 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.352 BABIP
HIGH
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Al Alburquerque (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Daniel Nava BOS 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Will Middlebrooks BOS 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Adrian Beltre TEX 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Matt Wieters BAL 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Derek Norris OAK 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jose Altuve HOU 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Mike Aviles CLE 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
David Ortiz BOS 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Chris Young NY-N 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Daniel Murphy NY-N 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Al Alburquerque (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Raul Ibanez ANA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
George Kottaras CLE 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Erik Kratz TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Laird WAS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Hudson ANA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Robbie Grossman HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Elvis Andrus TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Norichika Aoki KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Oswaldo Arcia MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.P. Arencibia TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Al Alburquerque: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alburquerque has thrown four shutout innings this spring.

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Alburquerque signed a one-year contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Alburquerque allowed three runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Alburquerque hurled a scoreless eighth inning in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

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Alburquerque threw one scoreless inning of relief in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Red Sox.

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Alburquerque was recalled by the Tigers on Friday.

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Alburquerque has issued 10 free passes in 8.1 innings of relief since being demoted to Triple-A Toledo in mid-May.

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The Tigers optioned Alburquerque to Triple-A Toledo following Wednesday's game, MLive.com reports.

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Alburquerque is not available out of Detroit's bullpen Wednesday versus Minnesota, MLive.com reports.

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Alburquerque (hip) returned to the mound Sunday and struck out three while walking a pair, hitting a batter and throwing two wild pitches.

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Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he's unsure whether Alburquerque (hip) will be available to pitch Friday, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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2014

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2013

Alburquerque started the 2012 season on the shelf, missing the first five months of the regular season recovering from elbow surgery. He made his season debut in early September and immediately returned to the dominating form we saw from him the previous season. In eight relief appearances over the final month of the season, Alburquerque posted a 0.68 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio over 13.1 innings. His devastating slider remained extremely effective and looks poised to be the source of big strikeout totals. Alburquerque is expected to work the middle innings for the Tigers, but he could also factor into the closing mix if other options fail.

2012

After toiling away in the minor leagues the last five seasons, Alburquerque finally found a home with the Tigers in 2011. The 25-year-old reliever emerged as a main cog in the Tigers bullpen, finishing the year 6-1 with a 1.87 ERA, 1.154 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 43.1 innings. While he had a bit of trouble with his control (6.02 BB/9IP), Alburquerque was able to offset the free passes by whiffing 13.92 K/9IP. He relies heavily on his slider, which ranks among the best in the league, while also sporting a fastball that touches 95 mph. Unfortunately, he underwent surgery in December to stabilize a non-displaced fracture in his throwing arm and is expected to be sidelined until the All-Star break.

2011

The Tigers signed Albuquerque to a major league contract in November after an impressive performance in winter ball. The 24-year-old has spent the past five seasons in the Cubs and Rockies farm systems while compiling an 8-15 record with a 4.60 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 174 innings over that span. Albuquerque has a fastball that touches 95 mph and he induces a lot of groundballs, but he'll have to improve his command (85 walks) to be a factor in the Tigers bullpen.

2010

Signed with the Tigers in November 2010.