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Randy Choate

38-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

W-L

2-2

ERA

4.88

WHIP

1.18

K

26

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Choate is firmly entrenched as the Cardinals' lefty specialist out of the bullpen after another solid season in 2013 that saw him rack up 15 holds while posting a 2.29 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across 35.1 in...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/5/1975   BORN: San Antonio, TX   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Randy Choate Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cardinals in December of 2012.

June 2, 2014  –  Randy Choate News

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Randy Choate 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
2004 28 AAA TUC 15 0 0 12.7 10 8 1 7 8 0 0 1 5.68 1.42
2005 29 AAA TUC 47 0 0 40.0 45 17 4 20 22 1 1 3 3.83 1.67
2005 29 MAJ ARI 8 0 0 7.0 8 7 0 4 5 0 0 0 9.00 1.86
2006 30 AAA TUC 43 1 0 45.7 39 12 0 44 10 6 0 8 2.36 1.07
2006 30 MAJ ARI 30 0 0 16.0 21 7 0 12 3 0 1 0 3.94 1.50
2007 31 AAA ROC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 31 AAA TUC 55 0 0 63.3 68 21 3 61 16 3 1 3 2.98 1.33
2007 31 MAJ ARI 2 0 0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 32 A BRE 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 32 AAA NAS 26 2 0 39.0 42 22 4 31 20 0 4 2 5.08 1.59
2009 33 AAA DUR 20 0 0 19.0 16 8 0 14 9 3 0 0 3.79 1.32
2009 33 MAJ TAM 61 0 0 36.3 28 14 4 28 11 1 0 5 3.47 1.07
2010 34 MAJ TB 85 0 0 44.7 41 21 3 40 17 4 3 0 2 18 4.23 1.30
2011 35 MAJ FLA 54 0 0 24.7 13 5 3 31 13 1 1 0 0 14 1.82 1.05
2012 36 MAJ LAD 36 0 0 13.3 13 6 1 11 9 0 0 0 0 5 4.05 1.65
2012 36 MAJ MIA 44 0 0 25.3 16 7 0 27 9 0 0 1 0 15 2.49 0.99
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/MIA 80 0 0 38.7 29 13 1 38 18 0 0 1 0 20 3.03 1.22
2013 37 MAJ STL 64 0 0 35.3 26 9 0 28 11 2 1 0 1 15 2.29 1.05
2014 38 MAJ STL 51 0 0 31.3 24 17 1 26 13 2 2 0 0 7 4.88 1.18
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3-Year Averages     66 0 0 32.9 22 9 1 32 14 1 0 0 0 16 2.46 1.09
Career  (View All)     591 0 0 376.0 318 164 17 320 170 15 14 6 3.93 1.30

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Randy Choate 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
Aug. 24 @Phi 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.88 1.18
Aug. 23 @Phi 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.99 1.21
Aug. 20 Cin 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.55 1.18
Aug. 19 Cin 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.66 1.17
Aug. 17 SD 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.88 1.23
Aug. 16 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.88 1.19
Aug. 12 @Mia 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.16
Aug. 10 @Bal 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.13
Aug. 8 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.09
Jul. 30 @SD 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.26 1.13
Jul. 29 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.56 1.05
Jul. 26 @ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.62 1.07
Jul. 25 @ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.68 1.08
Jul. 23 TB 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.09
Jul. 20 LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.09
Jul. 9 Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.81 1.11
Jul. 8 Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.88 1.13
Jul. 6 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.94 1.14
Jul. 5 Mia 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.16 1.19
Jul. 1 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.24 1.21
Jun. 24 @Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.48 1.17
Jun. 23 @Col 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.57 1.19
Jun. 19 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.75 1.23
Jun. 18 NYM 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.05 1.24
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.7 3 2 2 0 4 2 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 3.86 1.50
Last 30 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
6.7 5 4 4 0 5 5 2 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 5.40 1.50
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
13.3 7 4 4 0 6 10 3 0 0 1-0 0 0 3 2.70 0.98

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Randy Choate Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014762287101.111
20139921915400.176
201211630916301.158

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014564517200.354
2013427211200.275
2012528913100.325

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201419.011017804.741.05
201317.720017303.060.96
201220.0001191013.601.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201412.31109515.111.38
201317.701011801.531.13
201218.700019802.411.29
Randy Choate 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
2004 28 AAA TUC 15 0 12.7 4.97 5.68 0.88 0.71 58.8% 5.68 5.25 .239
2005 29 AAA TUC 47 0 40.0 4.50 4.95 0.91 0.90 79.4% 3.83 5.30 .306
2005 29 MAJ ARI 8 0 7.0 5.14 6.43 0.80 0.00 46.2% 9.00 4.27 .337
2006 30 AAA TUC 43 1 45.7 8.67 1.97 4.40 0.00 75.5% 2.36 2.00 .315
2006 30 MAJ ARI 30 0 16.0 6.75 1.69 4.00 0.00 2.17 70.8% 3.94 2.28 .388
2007 31 AAA ROC 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 31 AAA TUC 55 0 63.3 8.67 2.27 3.81 0.43 77.8% 2.98 2.88 .356
2007 31 MAJ ARI 2 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 999.99 0.00 1.000
2008 32 A BRE 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2008 32 AAA NAS 26 2 39.0 7.15 4.62 1.55 0.92 69% 5.08 4.56 .325
2009 33 AAA DUR 20 0 19.0 6.63 4.26 1.56 0.00 68% 3.79 3.15 .288
2009 33 MAJ TAM 61 0 36.3 6.94 2.72 2.55 0.99 3.14 71.4% 87.2 MPH 3.47 4.03 .244
2010 34 MAJ TB 85 0 44.7 8.06 3.43 2.35 0.60 2.74 67.3% 87.3 MPH 4.23 3.63 .307
2011 35 MAJ FLA 54 0 24.7 11.31 4.74 2.38 1.09 2.77 91.3% 86.7 MPH 1.82 4.09 .206
2012 36 MAJ LAD 36 0 13.3 7.43 6.08 1.22 0.68 4.33 76.2% 86.6 MPH 4.05 5.00 .311
2012 36 MAJ MIA 44 0 25.3 9.59 3.20 3.00 0.00 2.38 72% 86.6 MPH 2.49 2.49 .265
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/MIA 80 0 38.7 8.84 4.19 2.11 0.23 2.91 73.9% 86.6 MPH 3.03 3.01 .283
2013 37 MAJ STL 64 0 35.3 7.13 2.80 2.55 0.00 3.61 75.7% 85.8 MPH 2.29 2.72 .266
2014 38 MAJ STL 51 0 31.3 7.47 3.73 2.00 0.29 3.18 55.6% 84.5 MPH 4.88 3.68 .269
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.4 7.51 3.22 2.33 0.73 66.9% 4.19 3.65 .289
Rest Of Season     0 0 6.0 7.51 3.20 2.34 0.67 66.5% 4.19 3.57 .291
3-Year Averages     66 0 32.9 8.76 3.83 2.29 0.27 77.1% 2.46 2.93 .257
Career     591 0 376.0 7.66 4.07 1.88 0.41 68.8% 3.93 3.49 .289

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2014 Stat Review for Randy Choate    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.

Explain This

2.00 K/BB
POOR
7.47 K/9
WEAK
3.73 BB/9
POOR
84.5 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
3.18 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.88 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.18 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.68 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.269 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
55.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Randy Choate: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Choate faced nine batters Monday and recorded just two outs as he surrendered six runs on seven hits in the loss to Chicago.

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Choate took his first loss of the season, giving up one run on two hits, while recording just one out in the loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.

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Choate struck out a pair and allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings for the Cards on Wednesday afternoon.

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Choate has been solid this spring, surrendering just one hit and two walks in 5.2 scoreless innings.

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Choate pitched a perfect eighth in the Cardinals' 3-0 loss to Chicago on Thursday.

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Choate pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Choate has been effective for the Cardinals bullpen this season as their lefty specialist.

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Choate agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Choate left Monday's game with a bruised left hand.

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Hanley Ramirez and Choate have been sent to the Dodgers from the Marlins in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi and a prospect thought to be Scott McGough, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has also reported the trade.

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Choate retired the only two batters he faced to earn his first save of the season Saturday against the Giants.

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Choate could see a situational save chance Sunday or Monday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Choate continued carving up opposing left-handed batters, holding them to a .158 average in 101 at-bats in 2012. Right-handers meanwhile smacked him around to the tune of a .325 mark, ensuring that he'll remain a lefty specialist despite the fact that the Cardinals signed him to a three-year, $7.5 million contract in December.

2012

The Marlins smartly used Choate as a pure LOOGY last year, and the result was outstanding ratios while averaging barely more than an out per appearance until his season ended early with elbow trouble. That role gives him very little fantasy value, though, so even if he's fully healthy don't be fooled by that glittery ERA and WHIP given the low volume of innings.

2011

Choate entered last season with the role of the left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. He filled that role more than adequately but was allowed to face too many right-handed hitters. Choate owned a 2.39 ERA against lefties, holding them to a .529 OPS and only one home run over 124 at-bats. Against righties he was routinely lit up, allowing two home runs in only 39 at-bats while holding a 8.30 ERA. He'll make for a fine lefty specialist once again; as long as he's used exclusively in that role.

2010

Choate fared well in his first year as a Ray, recording a 3.47 ERA over 36.1 innings as a situational lefty. He also had enough confidence to vulture five saves for the season. After declining their option on Brian Shouse, it's likely the Rays will bring Choate back to be the situational lefty again.

2008

Choate may be utilized as a lefty specialist in the Milwaukee bullpen, after toiling away at Triple-A Tucson and occasionally filling the same role in Arizona last season. Brewers pitching coach Mike Maddux has been able to get some effective work from Brian Shouse over the last two seasons, so Choate could be useful - just don't expect his production to yield tangible fantasy value.

2006

("situational lefty")=("Randy Choate"). He won't have a high-leverage role if he's called up, and he'll have value only in very deep NL-only leagues.

2005

Choate will compete for his usual situational lefty role in Arizona's pen this spring and won't have much roto impact.

2004

Choate, who was sent to the Expos in the Javy Vazquez deal, needed a change in organization, after being buried by Yankees manager Joe Torre for his failure to get left-handers out in tight situations. Whenever Choate has pitched at the major league level, control has been an issue. With the late March trade to Arizona, Choate will likely be used as a situational lefty out of the pen.

2003

Choate is a 27-year old lefty specialist with a career K/BB of 64/50 in 87 2/3 IP. His ERA last season was 6.04. Avoid.