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Jake Westbrook

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Westbrook looks to be near the end of his career as a disappointing 2013 saw him lose his rotation spot and have his 2014 option declined by the Cardinals. His 4.95 xFIP suggests his already high 4.63...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/29/1977   BORN: Athens, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake Westbrook Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year extension with the Cardinals in August of 2012, a deal that includes a mutual option for 2014.

February 14, 2014  –  Jake Westbrook News

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Westbrook has decided to retire, Rob Rains of StL Sports Page reports.

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Jake Westbrook 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 CLE 34 34 0 210.7 218 105 19 119 56 15 15 0 4.49 1.30
2006 28 MAJ CLE 32 32 2 211.3 247 98 15 109 55 15 10 0 4.17 1.43
2007 29 A LAK 1 1 0 5.0 6 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 7.20 1.20
2007 29 AA AKR 1 1 0 2.3 5 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 15.43 3.43
2007 29 AAA BUF 2 2 0 5.3 9 5 0 5 5 0 1 0 8.44 2.63
2007 29 MAJ CLE 25 25 0 152.0 159 73 13 93 55 6 9 0 4.32 1.41
2008 30 A LAK 1 1 0 3.2 3 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 2.45 1.25
2008 30 AA AKR 1 1 0 6.0 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0.00 1.17
2008 30 MAJ CLE 5 5 0 34.7 33 12 5 19 7 1 2 0 3.12 1.15
2009 31 AA AKR 3 3 0 9.0 8 2 1 6 1 0 1 0 2.00 1.00
2010 32 MAJ STL 12 12 0 75.0 70 29 5 55 24 4 4 0 0 0 3.48 1.25
2010 32 MAJ CLE 21 21 0 127.7 133 66 15 73 44 6 7 0 0 0 4.65 1.39
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ STL/CLE 33 33 0 202.7 203 95 20 128 68 10 11 0 0 0 4.22 1.34
2011 33 MAJ STL 33 33 0 183.3 208 95 16 104 73 12 9 0 0 0 4.66 1.53
2012 34 MAJ STL 28 28 0 174.7 191 77 12 106 52 13 11 0 0 0 3.97 1.39
2013 35 A PEO 1 1 0 7.0 4 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.29 0.57
2013 35 AA SPR 1 1 0 3.2 6 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.88
2013 35 MAJ STL 21 19 1 116.7 132 60 7 44 50 7 8 0 0 0 4.63 1.56
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3-Year Averages     27 26 0 158.2 177 77 11 84 58 10 9 0 0 0 4.38 1.49
Career  (View All)     315 273 4 1,747.7 1,885 839 148 965 571 105 103 0 4.32 1.41

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Jake Westbrook Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132431625701333.337
20123534525941537.297

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013280282562714.255
20123986127971705.269

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201349.3510161323.281.28
201291.3850542364.041.39

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201367.3270283755.611.77
201283.3560522963.891.39
Jake Westbrook 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 CLE 34 34 210.7 5.08 2.39 2.13 0.81 66.3% 4.49 4.07 .295
2006 28 MAJ CLE 32 32 211.3 4.64 2.34 1.98 0.64 2.48 71.1% 4.17 3.90 .323
2007 29 A LAK 1 1 5.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 7.20 1.20 .397
2007 29 AA AKR 1 1 2.3 3.86 11.57 0.33 0.00 50% 15.43 6.20 .473
2007 29 AAA BUF 2 2 5.3 8.44 8.44 1.00 0.00 64.3% 8.44 4.14 .473
2007 29 MAJ CLE 25 25 152.0 5.51 3.26 1.69 0.77 1.86 70.1% 4.32 4.21 .303
2008 30 A LAK 1 1 3.2 11.25 2.81 4.00 0.00 75% 2.45 1.64 .374
2008 30 AA AKR 1 1 6.0 3.00 6.00 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 4.53 .167
2008 30 MAJ CLE 5 5 34.7 4.93 1.82 2.71 1.30 1.93 80% 90.7 MPH 3.12 4.60 .262
2009 31 AA AKR 3 3 9.0 6.00 1.00 6.00 1.00 87.5% 2.00 3.64 .265
2010 32 MAJ STL 12 12 75.0 6.60 2.88 2.29 0.60 3.33 73% 90.6 MPH 3.48 3.64 .293
2010 32 MAJ CLE 21 21 127.7 5.15 3.10 1.66 1.06 2.29 68.5% 90.6 MPH 4.65 4.76 .291
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ STL/CLE 33 33 202.7 5.68 3.02 1.88 0.89 2.62 70.1% 90.6 MPH 4.22 4.26 .292
2011 33 MAJ STL 33 33 183.3 5.11 3.58 1.42 0.79 2.83 70.2% 90.0 MPH 4.66 4.43 .317
2012 34 MAJ STL 28 28 174.7 5.46 2.68 2.04 0.62 2.67 71.9% 90.6 MPH 3.97 3.91 .317
2013 35 A PEO 1 1 7.0 6.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 1.29 1.77 .213
2013 35 AA SPR 1 1 3.2 14.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 2.45 0.08 .599
2013 35 MAJ STL 21 19 116.7 3.39 3.86 0.88 0.54 2.64 69.7% 89.5 MPH 4.63 4.77 .305
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3-Year Averages     27 26 158.2 4.78 3.30 1.45 0.63 70.5% 4.38 4.14 .314
Career     315 273 1,747.7 4.97 2.94 1.69 0.76 70.1% 4.32 4.21 .305

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Jake Westbrook: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cardinals have declined Westbrook's club option for 2014, MLB.com reports.

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Westbrook pitched one inning Sunday, giving up one hit.

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Westbrook (back) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Westbrook completed an extended bullpen session Tuesday and might be ready to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Westbrook (back) threw his second bullpen session of the week Friday, MLB.com reports.

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Westbrook (back) remains on track for an early September return after throwing a successful bullpen session Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Westbrook (back) played catch Sunday and expects to begin bullpen sessions this week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The improvement in Westbrook's walk rate - from a career-worst 3.6 BB/9 in 2011 to 2.7 last year - helps explain the decent ERA, but his strikeout rate isn't going to get it done in the long term. Still, with 25 wins in his last two years, he has a little fantasy value, and his 16 quality starts last year indicate he can go on extended runs that will help fantasy teams. You can do worse for a buck.

2012

Somehow Westbrook was able to win 12 games last year, but his record was certainly not supported anywhere in his numbers. He's hittable, has a low strikeout rate, and he walked a career-high 73 last year. With Albert Pujols in Los Angeles and Lance Berkman and Matt Holliday getting another year older, Westbrook may not get the run support he had in 2011. A correction is coming.

2011

The three-way trade that brought Westbrook to the Cardinals and sent Ryan Ludwick to San Diego was considered by many members of Cardinal Nation to be the turning point in a disappointing season. That wasn't Westbrook's fault, who actually pitched pretty well in his 12 starts with St. Louis: 3.48 ERA, 1.253 WHIP and a sparkling 3.33 G/F ratio. He's not really that good, but the Cardinals signed him to a two-year contract in November nonetheless. He'll be the third or fourth pitcher in the rotation this year, but don't break the bank going after him expecting more than the career-high 6.6 K/9IP he displayed after the trade to the National League.

2010

Westbrook hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008 after his recovery from Tommy John surgery had enough complications to not risk further damage in a lost season for Cleveland. He pitched in Puerto Rico over the winter in an effort to be ready to hit the ground running when spring training gets started and the Indians are hoping he can answer the bell on Opening Day. He's always pitched to contact and does a good job of keeping the ball on the ground, but it's hard to see him having a big year in front of a rebuilding Indians squad. He's in the last year of a three-year contract and could be shipped out in the middle of the season if he's healthy and the Indians don't feel like they'd get his name on a new contract at a discount.

2009

Westbrook was an early season fantasy surprise before hitting the shelf with a back strain after just four starts, came back and promptly injured his elbow after just one start and was forced to have Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for at least half of 2009. He's a decent staff filler in deep leagues when fully healthy but offers little upside and certainly shouldn't be counted on for much of anything in 2009.

2008

An oblique strain wiped out most of May and June before he caught fire in August (1.90 ERA, 0.984 WHIP in 42 innings), doing his best Fausto Carmona impression. He's by no means a fantasy ace, but you could do worse than a groundball-inducing, middle-of-the-rotation starter for one of the AL's elite teams. Whatever mess he hands off to a reliever should be erased by an elite bullpen on most nights, and he'll enter the season as Cleveland's third starter behind C.C. Sabathaia and Fausto Carmona.

2007

After a horrible April, Westbrook was actually the Tribe's most consistent starter, in terms of taking the rubber every fifth day and delivering a quality start. His numbers in both halves of the season were nearly identical, but if you strip out April, Westbrook would have an ERA a shade over 4.00, with at least two less losses. There's little reason to think he won't continue to post 13-15 wins with an ERA around four.

2006

Westbrook may have suffered the most from losing a defensive stalwart like Omar Vizquel on the Indians. His past two seasons were very close to identical, only he added a point to the ERA and six losses. He's an extreme groundball pitcher who went even further to the extreme in 2005, recording 432 ground outs to just 138 fly outs. That means he needs a strong defense behind him to be successful. Expected sophomore improvement from Jhonny Peralta could boost Westbrook quite a bit.

2005

The former Yankees pitching prospect broke out for the Indians in 2004. After splitting time between the bullpen and starting rotation for several years with the Indians, Westbrook found a permanent place starting last season. Although he does not have an overpowering fastball or strikeout many, he has the ability to work the inner half of the plate, which is complimented with his nasty breaking ball. He will be a part of one of the youngest and talented starting rotations in the league. Because he doesn't strike out as many hitters as the other top starters in the league, Westbrook relies heavily upon the double-play ball. He was fifth in the majors in that category, coaxing out 29 double plays in 2004.

2004

Westbrook is a finesse, groundball pitcher who walks too many, not a good combination to have. A strong September may a go long way to securing a spot on the Opening Day roster.

2003

Is it us, or has Jake Westbrook been around since the Cuban Missile Crisis? For some reason (NY hype), Jake has been mentioned in may circles as a top-flight pitcher, but we're not seeing it. He does not walk anyone, does not strike a lot of people out, just knows how to put your bat on his thrown ball (144 H in 113 career IP). At least Cleveland has the right idea to use the 25-year-old in relief and spare us all the banter.