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David Aardsma

32-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Control remains a big issue for the 32-year-old Aardsma, as his 4.3 BB/9 with the Mets last season matched a career-best, but he can punch batters out at a good clip (9.0 career K/9) and is relatively...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/27/1981   BORN: Denver, CO   COLLEGE: Rice   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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David Aardsma Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Cardinals in March of 2014.

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David Aardsma 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 22 AAA FRE 44 0 0 55.3 46 19 2 53 29 6 4 11 3.09 1.36
2005 23 AA WES 34 3 0 51.3 49 22 3 43 32 4 1 2 3.86 1.58
2005 23 AA NOR 9 8 0 46.0 44 15 2 30 13 6 2 0 2.93 1.24
2006 24 AAA IOW 29 0 0 36.3 31 13 1 36 15 2 3 8 3.22 1.27
2006 24 MAJ CHN 45 0 0 53.0 41 24 9 49 28 3 0 0 4.08 1.30
2007 25 AAA CHA 28 0 0 35.3 26 17 7 45 11 3 2 15 4.33 1.05
2007 25 MAJ CHA 25 0 0 32.3 39 23 4 36 17 2 1 0 6.40 1.73
2008 26 AAA PAW 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 26 MAJ BOS 47 0 0 48.7 49 30 4 49 35 4 2 0 5.55 1.73
2009 27 MAJ SEA 73 0 0 71.3 49 20 4 80 34 3 6 38 2.52 1.16
2010 28 MAJ SEA 53 0 0 49.7 33 19 5 49 25 0 6 31 5 0 3.44 1.17
2011 29 AAA Tac 5 0 0 4.0 8 7 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 15.75 3.00
2012 30 A+ Tam 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2012 30 R Gul 1 3 0 5.0 3 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
2012 30 A Sta 1 1 0 .2 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 27.00 25.00
2012 30 MAJ NYY 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2013 31 AAA New 8 0 0 14.0 9 4 2 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 2.57 1.21
2013 31 AAA Las 8 0 0 8.0 5 1 1 11 7 0 0 3 0 0 1.13 1.50
2013 31 MAJ NYM 43 0 0 39.7 39 19 7 36 19 2 2 0 2 4 4.31 1.46
2014 32 AAA Mem 8 0 0 8.2 5 1 0 8 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.04 1.10
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 0 0 20.3 20 10 4 18 10 1 1 0 1 2 4.43 1.48
Career  (View All) MAJ   298 0 0 306.3 271 144 35 305 169 15 17 69 4.23 1.44

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David Aardsma Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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David Aardsma Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136416812201.218
20123100000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013114201127606.278
201220110011.000

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201322.011023742.861.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201317.7110131236.111.98
20121.00001119.002.00
David Aardsma 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 22 AAA FRE 44 0 55.3 8.62 4.72 1.83 0.33 76.7% 3.09 3.54 .299
2005 23 AA WES 34 3 51.3 7.54 5.61 1.34 0.53 75.6% 3.86 4.39 .311
2005 23 AA NOR 9 8 46.0 5.87 2.54 2.31 0.39 76.4% 2.93 3.31 .296
2006 24 AAA IOW 29 0 36.3 8.92 3.72 2.40 0.25 73.3% 3.22 2.81 .311
2006 24 MAJ CHN 45 0 53.0 8.32 4.75 1.75 1.53 0.75 75% 4.08 5.20 .242
2007 25 AAA CHA 28 0 35.3 11.46 2.80 4.09 1.78 66.7% 4.33 4.16 .258
2007 25 MAJ CHA 25 0 32.3 10.02 4.73 2.12 1.11 0.79 63.5% 6.40 4.21 .388
2008 26 AAA PAW 2 0 2.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2008 26 MAJ BOS 47 0 48.7 9.06 6.47 1.40 0.74 1.27 67.5% 94.5 MPH 5.55 4.48 .338
2009 27 MAJ SEA 73 0 71.3 10.09 4.29 2.35 0.50 0.37 79.7% 94.1 MPH 2.52 3.16 .271
2010 28 MAJ SEA 53 0 49.7 8.88 4.53 1.96 0.91 0.94 73.6% 94.1 MPH 3.44 4.17 .235
2011 29 AAA Tac 5 0 4.0 11.25 9.00 1.25 2.25 45.5% 15.75 7.70 .527
2012 30 A+ Tam 1 1 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2012 30 R Gul 1 3 5.0 12.60 1.80 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.00 .297
2012 30 A Sta 1 1 .2 45.00 45.00 1.00 45.00 75% 27.00 73.20 1.170
2012 30 MAJ NYY 1 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 9.00 2.00 100% 91.5 MPH 9.00 17.20 .000
2013 31 AAA New 8 0 14.0 7.71 5.14 1.50 1.29 86.7% 2.57 5.06 .203
2013 31 AAA Las 8 0 8.0 12.38 7.88 1.57 1.13 100% 1.13 4.70 .257
2013 31 MAJ NYM 43 0 39.7 8.17 4.31 1.89 1.59 0.83 76.5% 91.2 MPH 4.31 5.42 .297
2014 32 AAA Mem 8 0 8.2 8.78 4.39 2.00 0.00 88.9% 1.04 2.71 .248
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 0 20.3 7.97 4.43 1.80 1.77 76.9% 4.43 5.46 .289
Career MAJ   298 0 306.3 8.96 4.97 1.80 1.03 73.1% 4.23 4.40 .297

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2014 Stat Review for David Aardsma    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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2.00 K/BB
POOR
8.78 K/9
AVERAGE
4.39 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.04 ERA
ELITE
1.10 WHIP
GOOD
2.71 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.248 BABIP
LOW
88.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Worst Matchups for David Aardsma (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Aramis Ramirez MIL 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.667 3.667
Alex Gordon KC 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Ronny Paulino DET 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Howie Kendrick ANA 3 2 1 5 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Denard Span WAS 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 5 3 1 3 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Ian Desmond WAS 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Aaron Hill AZ 5 3 0 3 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.667
Wilson Betemit TB 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Miguel Olivo LA 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for David Aardsma (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Travis Buck SD 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Avila DET 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Cliff Pennington AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Raburn CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Ruiz PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
John McDonald ANA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Montero AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Marte AZ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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David Aardsma: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Aardsma was signed by the Cardinals Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Aardsma was granted his release by the Indians on Friday, WTAM 1100 reports.

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Aardsma signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training.

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Aardsma officially became a free agent Thursday morning, after the World Series ended the previous evening, ESPN New York reports.

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Aardsma, who was heavily used after he was first promoted, has pitched in just eight games in September.

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Aardsma's second-half struggles continued Saturday, as he allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in two innings.

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Aardsma is expected to close if the Mets have a save opportunity Friday, ESPN New York reports.

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With closer Bobby Parnell hitting the disabled list Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins said the team will use multiple closers, MLB.com reports.

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Aardsma took the loss Saturday after giving up a 12th-inning solo homer to the Royals' Justin Maxwell.

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Aardsma allowed a run on one hit and two walks while retiring just two hitters to take a blown save against Kansas City on Friday night.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Aardsma had a run of success as Seattle's closer in 2009 and 2010, but took nearly two years to come back from Tommy John surgery. While he's likely to be no better than third or fourth in line for saves in the Yankees' bullpen, Aardsma has averaged over a strikeout per inning for his career, and he could pitch his way into higher-leverage situations as the year goes on. If he shows the same kind of stuff post-surgery as he had in 2009 and 2010, his strikeouts could give him some value in very deep AL-only leagues.

2012

Aardsma missed all of last season, first with a hip injury and then with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery in July. As a result, he'll sit out most of 2012. Signed by the Yankees in February, Aardsma could enter the bullpen mix during the second half of the season if everything goes as planned with his rehab.

2011

The surprise late-December announcement that Aardsma needed surgery for a torn hip labrum killed any chance to trade the valuable closer and it created the possibility that the Mariners might be without their ninth-inning reliever come the season opener. Aardsma will be sidelined for four weeks following the January surgery, which the Mariners hope won't impact his spring development. If it does, Brandon League likely would get the closer call. Aardsma had a rough start to the season last year, but from mid-June on he blew just one save in 20 opportunities with a 1.80 ERA and a .155 BAA. His season ended in mid-September with what was thought to be an injured oblique, now known to be a hip injury. Despite that, and an awful team around him that lost more than 100 games, Aardsma still converted 31 saves, seventh in the American League. As long as he's healthy and not traded mid-season to be a setup man, Aardsma likely will provide good fantasy value again this season.

2010

Lacking a closer entering spring last year, general manager Jack Zduriencik brought a handful of candidates to camp, content to wait for a closer to, in his words, "emerge." It took an injury and ineffectiveness by Brandon Morrow, but Aardsma finally emerged as the ninth-inning answer by early May. He finished fourth in saves in the AL, while his 2.52 ERA ranked fifth among AL closers and his 10.1 K/9IP was fourth. He enters 2010 as the team's closer, though one standout season by no means makes him a lock for another. If he falters, the newly acquired Brandon League could take over the closer duties.

2009

Despite giving up 25 walks in 39 innings, Aardsma was having a very nice year for Boston with a 2.77 ERA, one homer allowed and a .230 batting average against when he hurt his groin in August. Unfortunately, the groin never got right, causing his numbers to balloon in August and September. He'll be part of the middle relief answer in the bullpen, but the walks could become an issue.

2008

Aardsma started off great with an ERA of 1.84 on May 18 before two disastrous outings against the crosstown Cubbies started the slide and he eventually became one of the scapegoats for what went wrong on the South Side in 2007 after a few other bad outings. He was sent packing to Triple-A for good in July with a 6.40 ERA and never resurfaced. He put up impressive numbers at Triple-A, but saw his ERA balloon to 4.33 thanks in large part to seven homers. The White Sox are revamping their bullpen in the offseason and it'll be tough for anyone from last year's pen not named Bobby Jenks to get a fresh shot, but Aardsma probably deserves one. He's headed for a middle relief role with the Sox after they signed Scott Linebrink to setup Jenks.

2007

Aardsma has a fastball in the mid-90s and a sharp breaking curve, but control problems and a tendency to give up fly balls have done him in. He's shuttled back and forth from the high minors to the majors and a move to a hitter's park in the American League doesn't help.

2006

Aardsma has a fastball in the mid-90's and a sharp breaking curve, but control problems have kept him from an extended stay in the major leagues. He's only 25, so he might eventually iron that out, but 10 walks in 18 innings in the Arizona Fall League were further evidence that he still needs more work.

2005

After spending sporadic time in the Giants pen last season with a high ERA, Aardsma headed to Triple-A Fresno for more work on his control. He was better in the Arizona Fall League (2.93 ERA with 17 K, 9 BB in 15 1/3 innings), but will likely see limited appearances for the big club this season. He's still a closer-in-waiting despite rough patches in his time in the majors, something that was predictable given his early call-ups and lack of pro experience.

2004

The Giants' #1 pick in last year's draft blew away the Cal League in his 18 innings there. A closer on Rice's College World Series champion, it's unclear whether Aardsma will be a starter or a reliever in the majors. Given Brian Sabean's propensity for trades, that will be determined by another organization. Off-radar until at least 2005.

2003