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Barry Zito

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/13/1978   BORN: Las Vegas, NV   COLLEGE: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Option for the 2014 season declined by the Giants in November of 2013.

February 17, 2014  –  Barry Zito News

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Zito plans on taking some time away from baseball but isn't retiring, CBSSports.com reports.

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Barry Zito 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
2005 27 MAJ OAK 35 35 0 228.3 185 98 26 171 89 14 13 0 3.86 1.20
2006 28 MAJ OAK 34 34 0 221.0 211 94 27 151 99 16 10 0 3.83 1.40
2007 29 MAJ SFO 34 33 0 196.7 182 99 24 131 83 11 13 0 4.53 1.35
2008 30 MAJ SFO 32 32 0 180.0 186 103 16 120 102 10 17 0 5.15 1.60
2009 31 MAJ SFO 34 33 0 192.0 179 86 21 154 81 10 13 0 4.03 1.35
2010 32 MAJ SF 34 33 0 199.3 184 92 20 150 84 9 14 0 0 0 4.15 1.34
2011 33 A+ San 3 3 0 21.1 15 6 2 19 5 2 1 0 0 0 2.53 0.95
2011 33 AAA Fre 3 3 1 17.2 10 5 1 17 5 2 0 0 0 0 2.55 0.87
2011 33 MAJ SF 13 9 0 53.7 51 35 10 32 24 3 4 0 0 0 5.87 1.40
2012 34 MAJ SF 32 32 1 184.3 186 85 20 114 70 15 8 0 0 0 4.15 1.39
2013 35 MAJ SF 30 25 0 133.3 173 85 19 86 54 5 11 0 0 0 5.74 1.70
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Barry Zito
3-Year Averages MAJ   25 22 0 123.8 136 68 16 77 49 7 7 0 0 0 4.94 1.49
Career  (View All) MAJ   431 419 5 2,569.7 2369 1149 278 1883 1058 165 143 0 4.02 1.33

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Barry Zito Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20131312213381104.330
201219636737812.209
2011414610402.294

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013477644113524115.315
2012603786314935518.281
2011184281841728.248

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201385.3520533473.591.38
2012101.3850624284.001.38
201114.311010513.141.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201348.00903320129.562.27
201283.07305228124.341.40
201139.3230221996.861.50
Barry Zito 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
2005 27 MAJ OAK 35 35 228.3 6.74 3.51 1.92 1.02 71% 3.86 4.39 .252
2006 28 MAJ OAK 34 34 221.0 6.15 4.03 1.53 1.10 0.89 76.3% 3.83 4.81 .280
2007 29 MAJ SFO 34 33 196.7 5.99 3.80 1.58 1.10 0.95 68.9% 4.53 4.76 .272
2008 30 MAJ SFO 32 32 180.0 6.00 5.10 1.18 0.80 0.71 68% 84.9 MPH 5.15 4.78 .305
2009 31 MAJ SFO 34 33 192.0 7.22 3.80 1.90 0.98 0.96 72.8% 86.5 MPH 4.03 4.33 .290
2010 32 MAJ SF 34 33 199.3 6.77 3.79 1.79 0.90 0.84 71% 85.7 MPH 4.15 4.37 .285
2011 33 A+ San 3 3 21.1 8.10 2.13 3.80 0.85 77.8% 2.53 3.63 .243
2011 33 AAA Fre 3 3 17.2 8.90 2.62 3.40 0.52 71.4% 2.55 2.85 .222
2011 33 MAJ SF 13 9 53.7 5.37 4.02 1.33 1.68 1.08 61.5% 84.1 MPH 5.87 5.77 .256
2012 34 MAJ SF 32 32 184.3 5.57 3.42 1.63 0.98 1.01 72.5% 83.9 MPH 4.15 4.59 .290
2013 35 MAJ SF 30 25 133.3 5.81 3.65 1.59 1.28 1.06 68.3% 83.2 MPH 5.74 5.07 .347
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Barry Zito
3-Year Averages MAJ   25 22 123.8 5.60 3.56 1.57 1.16 69.2% 4.94 4.82 .306
Career MAJ   431 419 2,569.7 6.60 3.71 1.78 0.97 72.3% 4.02 4.42 .281

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Worst Matchups for Barry Zito (by OPS against, min 21 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Kemp LA 60 25 3 10 8 12 1 .417 .633 1.119
Carlos Gonzalez COL 37 14 2 10 2 5 2 .378 .649 1.074
Coco Crisp OAK 26 10 1 7 1 5 1 .385 .654 1.047
Chase Utley PHI 22 8 1 3 0 3 0 .364 .682 1.045
Chris Denorfia SD 21 8 1 7 1 3 2 .381 .619 1.028
David Ortiz BOS 25 8 2 4 1 4 1 .320 .640 1.010
Derek Jeter NY-A 30 10 2 6 2 7 0 .333 .633 1.008
Brandon Phillips CIN 23 8 0 2 6 0 1 .348 .478 .945
Rafael Furcal MIA 44 14 1 2 6 7 0 .318 .477 .877
Justin Upton ATL 34 8 2 7 5 7 0 .235 .529 .863

Best Matchups for Barry Zito (by OPS against, min 21 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Beltran NY-A 41 9 0 5 1 7 2 .220 .317 .555
Chone Figgins LA 45 8 1 1 3 12 1 .178 .244 .474
Hanley Ramirez LA 29 4 0 1 3 6 0 .138 .241 .460
Russell Martin PIT 39 7 0 2 4 10 0 .179 .179 .452
Troy Tulowitzki COL 50 8 1 2 1 10 1 .160 .260 .433
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 41 6 0 4 5 13 0 .146 .171 .410
Aaron Hill AZ 21 4 0 0 0 2 0 .190 .190 .381
Paul Konerko CHI-A 28 3 0 3 4 4 1 .107 .143 .349
Juan Uribe LA 24 2 0 0 2 7 0 .083 .083 .237
James Loney TB 29 2 0 0 0 7 0 .069 .069 .138

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Barry Zito: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Giants declined their 2014 option on Zito, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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In what was likely his last start in a Giants uniform, Zito (5-11) picked up the win against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out one over five innings.

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Zito will start Wednesday against the Giants, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Zito will make a start at some point this week, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Zito has been moved back to the bullpen, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

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Zito lost Monday to the Padres as he pitched four innings and allowed four runs, four hits and three walks to go along with three strikeouts.

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Zito gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Rockies.

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Zito will make his next scheduled start Monday in Colorado, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Zito (4-9) was shelled for six runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings Wednesday, walking two and striking out three in the loss to the Red Sox.

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Zito will start Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Barry Zito.

2013

Because of a 15-8 record and two impressive starts during the postseason, many in the media have hyped Zitoís comeback season. While it was certainly an improvement over his 2011 numbers, his 2012 season was a step back considering his 2009-2010 numbers. His 5.6 K/9 was the second lowest of his career, as his average fastball velocity dipped to a career-worst 83.9 mph. Zito increased the usage of his slider/cutter to 32.5 percent, which improved his numbers against left-handed hitters. However, he still posted a terrible 5.08 FIP against right-handed hitters. One should expect an ERA somewhere in between his 4.49 FIP and 4.92 xFIP in 2013.

2012

Zito was considered a huge bust of a signing entering 2011, but at least he was an above average No. 5 starter. Last year, he was a total disaster, as he posted a 5.87 ERA with a 1.398 WHIP and a 32:24 K:BB ratio over 53.2 innings. His 84.1 mph average fastball velocity marked a career low, and he also missed the first start of his career thanks to an injury (foot). Zito hasnít been released because of his exorbitant contract, but heíll enter 2012 battling to be the teamís No. 5 starter.

2011

Typically a slow starter, Zito finished April with a 1.53 ERA and a 0.877 WHIP last season. Keeping up with the reverse trend, he proceeded to struggle mightily after the All-Star break, posting a 4.70 ERA with a 1.8 K/BB ratio when he's usually at his best. Ultimately, Zito's 2009 was essentially identical to his 2010 campaign, and while that's a big improvement over his first two seasons in San Francisco, he continues to be one of the most overpaid players in the league. In fact, Zito was left off the Giants' playoff roster, which is pretty remarkable considering he's signed to a $126 million contract (three years to go). Zito is as durable as it gets, having never missed a start due to injury during his career, and he's absolutely one of the better No. 5 starters in baseball, but that's all he is at this point -- a No. 5 starter. He only has fantasy relevance in NL-only formats.

2010

While Zito will never live up to his contract, he at least bounced back and acted as a decent No. 3 or 4 starter in 2009, finishing with a 4.03 ERA. His control (3.80 BB/9IP) remained a problem, but his strikeout rate (7.22 K/9IP) rebounded in a big way, as he regained some velocity on his fastball, which in turn made his changeup a far more effective pitch. Zito benefits from pitching in AT&T Park, and he posted a 2.83 ERA and 1.291 WHIP with 74 strikeouts over 86.0 innings after the All-Star break. Heís never missed a start during his entire career, so heís as durable as they come. Zito isnít going to suddenly become the Cy Young ace he once was, but thereís no reason why he canít repeat last yearís performance in 2010.

2009

Zito was awful in 2008, finishing 10-17 with a 5.15 ERA. It's hard to imagine after such a disappointing first year in a Giants uniform, but Zito was actually much worse during the second year of his $126 million contract. He had a pathetic 120:102 K:BB ratio over 180 innings and a 1.60 WHIP. His fastball often topped out at 85 mph, so there's very little reason for optimism. Zitoís deal ensures heíll remain in San Franciscoís rotation, but heís nothing better than a No. 5 starter these days. His contract is likely to go down as one of the five worst in major league baseball history.

2008

Pitching in the first year of a seven-year, $126 million deal, Zito responded with a 4.53 ERA, 1.347 WHIP and a 131:83 K:BB ratio in 196.2 innings. This despite moving to the National League and one of the best pitcherís parks in the game. Zitoís strikeout rate declined for the fourth straight year, as he got just 6.0 K/9 last season. His 3.81 walks per nine innings and 24 homers allowed were brutal as well. After finishing the first half with a 66:52 K:BB ratio, Zito had a 4.11 ERA, 1.228 WHIP and 65:31 K:BB ratio in 92 innings after the All-Star break, so there is some reason for optimism. Still, he has one of the weakest fastballs in major league baseball, so he'll need to rely on his curve and changeup more than ever. Since regained velocity isnít likely, Zito is finished as an ace, but that doesnít mean he still canít provide value in fantasy leagues coming off such a disastrous 2007.

2007

An ugly first and last start of the season didn't help his overall numbers, but there's still no mistake that Zito is a pitcher in decline. A declining strikeout rate per nine innings (6.89, 6.74, 6.14) and an increasing walk rate per nine innings (3.42, 3.51, 4.03) over the last three seasons don't bode well for his future. What you will get is an extremely durable innings-eater as Zito has yet to make less than 34 starts and toss less than 210 innings since joining the rotation for good in 2001. A move to the NL with the Giants suits him well. He'll rack up strikeouts and wins with his durability, and the pitcher-friendly environment will mask some of his flaws.

2006

Zito rebounded a fair amount from a rough 2004, thanks mainly to renewed effectiveness against lefties (.215 BAA, down from .323). His peripherals in 2005 were nearly identical to 2002, when he went 23-5 with a 2.75 ERA, so there's still some elite production here if the A's can cobble together an offense. A bad April (6.60 ERA) and September (6.50 ERA) masked an impressive midseason run (ERAs of 3.49, 3.05, 2.51, 2.13 from May through August). He's the subject of trade rumors following the signing of Esteban Loaiza, but his career 3.52 ERA away from Oakland should allay fears that he's a product of a tough hitters park.

2005

Zito's K/BB and K/IP ratios headed back in the right direction after a dip in 2003, but his ERA rose more than a full run since he allowed 30 more hits in 20 fewer innings. Lefties hit an unusually high .323 off him, so there's some of the explanation. You'd be hard pressed to find an 11-win starter that logged over 200 IP in 2004 with more upside than Zito, so bid knowing that 2004 lies outside his career norms and that there are some solid strikeout rates hidden among what looks on the surface to be a bad season.

2004

Hard to call a 14-win, 3.30 ERA season a major disappointment, but the standard is set high when you win 23 games the year before. His K:BB ratio is headed in the wrong direction, and quickly at that. Zito's relatively high workload might be a cause for that. He's topped 200 innings at a relatively young age three years in a row. More importantly, Zito's pitch-count reached new highs in 2003, averaging 107.2 per start, second-highest in the American League (stat courtesy of The 2004 Bill James Handbook, published by Baseball Info Solutions).

2003

There's a lot of innings on that left arm for a young pitcher, but the A's did a wonderful job with his pitch counts as he topped 120 pitches just once all year. A tepid April (one win, 4.81 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and two of his five loses) saved AL hitters further embarrassment. If there's a guy who can improve on a 23-win, 2.75 ERA season, it's Zito.