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Tom Gorzelanny

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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0.86

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Brewers needed Gorzelanny to make 10 starts in 2013, and he was average at best in that role, posting a 4.62 ERA. However, he was dominant out of the bullpen, recording a 2.70 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, an...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 212   DOB: 7/12/1982   BORN: Evergreen Park, IL   COLLEGE: Triton (IL) JC   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tom Gorzelanny Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Brewers in December of 2012.

August 22, 2014  –  Tom Gorzelanny News

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Gorzelanny tossed another scoreless inning Friday night, lowering his season ERA to 0.59.

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Tom Gorzelanny 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 21 A LYN 10 10 0 55.7 54 30 6 61 19 3 5 0 4.85 1.31
2004 21 A HIC 16 15 0 93.0 63 23 9 106 34 7 2 0 2.23 1.04
2005 22 AA ALT 23 23 0 129.7 114 47 6 124 46 8 5 0 3.26 1.23
2005 22 AAA IND 1 1 0 5.0 9 6 0 6 2 0 1 0 10.80 2.20
2005 22 MAJ PIT 3 1 0 6.0 10 8 1 3 3 0 1 0 12.00 2.17
2006 23 AAA IND 16 16 0 99.7 67 26 4 94 27 6 5 0 2.35 0.94
2006 23 MAJ PIT 11 11 0 61.7 50 26 3 40 31 2 5 0 3.79 1.31
2007 24 MAJ PIT 32 32 1 201.7 214 87 18 135 68 14 10 0 3.88 1.40
2008 25 AAA IND 7 7 0 35.0 28 8 1 33 4 3 1 0 2.06 0.91
2008 25 MAJ PIT 21 21 0 105.3 120 78 20 67 70 6 9 0 6.66 1.80
2009 26 AAA IND 15 15 0 87.0 73 24 3 85 30 4 3 0 2.48 1.18
2009 26 MAJ CHN 13 7 0 38.3 39 24 6 40 13 4 2 0 5.63 1.36
2009 26 MAJ PIT 9 0 0 8.7 6 5 0 7 4 3 1 0 5.19 1.15
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHN/PIT 22 7 0 47.0 45 29 6 47 17 7 3 0 5.55 1.32
2010 27 MAJ CHC 29 23 0 136.3 136 62 11 119 68 7 9 1 0 1 4.09 1.50
2011 28 AAA SYR 1 1 0 4.0 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2011 28 MAJ WAS 30 15 0 105.0 102 47 15 95 33 4 6 0 1 4 4.03 1.29
2012 29 MAJ WAS 45 1 0 72.0 65 23 7 62 30 4 2 1 0 9 2.88 1.32
2013 30 MAJ MIL 43 10 0 85.3 77 37 11 83 31 3 6 0 1 6 3.90 1.27
2014 31 A+ BRE 3 0 0 6.0 3 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 0.67
2014 31 AAA NAS 7 2 0 9.2 8 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.93 0.98
2014 31 MAJ MIL 23 0 0 21.0 22 2 1 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.86 1.43
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3-Year Averages     39 8 0 87.4 81 35 11 80 31 3 4 0 0 6 3.60 1.28
Career  (View All)     259 121 1 841.3 841 399 93 674 359 47 51 2 4.27 1.43

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Tom Gorzelanny Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20144110511100.324
2013113281218104.184
201212926828813.237

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145413311101.216
20132435519591117.266
2012177362237914.245

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201414.300013411.261.26
201344.0130471794.911.43
201237.3110361543.621.39

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20146.700010400.001.80
201341.3230361422.831.09
201234.7311261532.081.24
Tom Gorzelanny 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 21 A LYN 10 10 55.7 9.86 3.07 3.21 0.97 64.2% 4.85 3.43 .333
2004 21 A HIC 16 15 93.0 10.26 3.29 3.12 0.87 84.1% 2.23 3.28 .257
2005 22 AA ALT 23 23 129.7 8.61 3.19 2.70 0.42 73.4% 3.26 3.02 .309
2005 22 AAA IND 1 1 5.0 10.80 3.60 3.00 0.00 45.5% 10.80 2.00 .526
2005 22 MAJ PIT 3 1 6.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 1.50 41.7% 12.00 5.92 .393
2006 23 AAA IND 16 16 99.7 8.49 2.44 3.48 0.36 75.6% 2.35 2.71 .252
2006 23 MAJ PIT 11 11 61.7 5.84 4.52 1.29 0.44 1.44 70.5% 3.79 4.09 .260
2007 24 MAJ PIT 32 32 201.7 6.02 3.03 1.99 0.80 0.93 73.9% 3.88 4.07 .311
2008 25 AAA IND 7 7 35.0 8.49 1.03 8.25 0.26 77.4% 2.06 2.11 .291
2008 25 MAJ PIT 21 21 105.3 5.72 5.98 0.96 1.71 0.92 65.9% 88.7 MPH 6.66 6.46 .303
2009 26 AAA IND 15 15 87.0 8.79 3.10 2.83 0.31 79% 2.48 2.87 .304
2009 26 MAJ CHN 13 7 38.3 9.39 3.05 3.08 1.41 1.06 60.9% 91.0 MPH 5.63 4.20 .326
2009 26 MAJ PIT 9 0 8.7 7.27 4.15 1.75 0.00 1.06 50% 91.0 MPH 5.19 3.02 .256
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHN/PIT 22 7 47.0 9.00 3.26 2.76 1.15 1.06 58.9% 91.0 MPH 5.55 3.98 .313
2010 27 MAJ CHC 29 23 136.3 7.86 4.49 1.75 0.73 1.15 73.6% 89.9 MPH 4.09 4.04 .320
2011 28 AAA SYR 1 1 4.0 6.75 2.25 3.00 2.25 40% 9.00 6.45 .326
2011 28 MAJ WAS 30 15 105.0 8.14 2.83 2.88 1.29 0.82 73.3% 89.6 MPH 4.03 4.36 .302
2012 29 MAJ WAS 45 1 72.0 7.75 3.75 2.07 0.88 1.17 81.8% 90.9 MPH 2.88 4.07 .291
2013 30 MAJ MIL 43 10 85.3 8.75 3.27 2.68 1.16 1.22 73.2% 91.1 MPH 3.90 4.09 .295
2014 31 A+ BRE 3 0 6.0 7.50 1.50 5.00 1.50 100% 1.50 4.20 .144
2014 31 AAA NAS 7 2 9.2 6.85 0.98 7.00 0.00 88.9% 0.93 2.00 .297
2014 31 MAJ MIL 23 0 21.0 9.86 3.43 2.88 0.43 1.26 96.6% 89.2 MPH 0.86 3.06 .367
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3-Year Averages     39 8 87.4 8.23 3.19 2.58 1.13 76.2% 3.60 4.07 .296
Career     259 121 841.3 7.21 3.84 1.88 0.99 72.4% 4.27 4.36 .306

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

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.88 K/BB
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9.86 K/9
GOOD
3.43 BB/9
WEAK
89.2 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.4 HR/9
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1.26 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

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0.86 ERA
ELITE
1.43 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.06 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.367 BABIP
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96.6% Strand Rate
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Tom Gorzelanny: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gorzelanny (shoulder) has been activated from the 15-day DL, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Gorzelanny (shoulder) will be activated from the DL on Saturday, Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

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Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was encouraged by Gorzelanny's rehab appearance with Triple-A Nashville on Friday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. "His first encouraging outing," Roenicke said. "Stuff was there and he felt good. Afterward he felt good. He pitches again Monday, I think it is, and we're getting to the point where we need to make some decisions. But this has been the first good one he's had."

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Gorzelanny will make another rehab start for Triple-A Nashville Friday night, Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

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Gorzelanny (shoulder) has given up one run in 3.1 innings over two rehab appearances with Triple-A Nashville.

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Gorzelanny (shoulder) will move his rehab to Triple-A Nashville after making three appearances with High-A Brevard County.

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Gorzelanny (shoulder) threw two scoreless innings in a rehab appearance Wednesday for High-A Brevard County, allowing a hit and a walk, and striking out one batter.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

At first glance Gorzelanny had an excellent season in long relief for the Nationals, but his drop in ERA was mainly due to good luck and a strand rate north of 80 percent. If anything, a big spike in his walk rate could point to some struggles ahead in 2013, but he is expected to serve as the Brewers' primary left-hander in the bullpen after inking a two-year deal with Milwaukee in December.

2012

Gorzelanny spent the first half of 2011 in the rotation for the Nationals, but was sent to the bullpen in favor of Chien-Ming Wang and Ross Detwiler. It is conceivable that he can battle for a rotation spot in spring training, but it is more likely he will appear out of the bullpen. His FIP against left-handed hitters was 2.61, and he struck out 29 in 26.1 innings. His best pitch is a sweeping slider (80 mph), while he also features a change-up and a fastball that averaged 89.6 mph in 2011. Gorzelanny posted a career best 2.84 BB/9IP, but his first pitch strike percentage (53.7 percent) was its lowest since 2005.

2011

Gorzelanny started 23 games at the back end of the Cubs' rotation last year and performed passably (119:68 K:BB ratio in 136.1 IP, 1.15 G/F). Gorzelanny features a 90 mph fastball, a slider and a changeup, modest stuff, despite his 7.9 K/9IP rate. Assuming he's not dealt before spring training (at press time the Tigers had shown interest), he's got a good chance to slot in as the team's No. 4 starter.

2010

After coming over from the Pirates in late July, Gorzelanny pitched pretty well despite a 5.63 ERA. A bad start in Colorado and a meaningless October start against Arizona obscured what was otherwise a solid stint in Chicago - 40:13 K:BB in 38.1 IP. As a result, he's the frontrunner for the No. 5 starter spot but should have competition in camp from Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall and Jay Jackson.

2009

The Pirates scratched Gorzelanny from his first spring training appearance and things went downhill from there. After one of the more promising rookie campaigns in recent Pirates history in 2007, Gorzelanny slumped so badly last year that the team had little choice but to send him back to Triple-A despite a lack of major league pitching. Gorzelanny, who went 14-10 with a 3.88 ERA and 135:68 K:BB ratio as a rookie, struggled to a 6-9 mark, 6.66 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP (up from 1.40). The 26-year-old lefty put up some encouraging numbers back at Triple-A, registering a 2.06 ERA and 33:4 K:BB ratio. Considering the alternatives Pittsburgh has with its pitchers, Gorzelanny will get all the opportunity he needs to regain his rookie season magic. He'll fight for a back-end rotation spot this spring.

2008

Had the Pittsburgh organization shut Gorzelanny down at the beginning of September, when the lefty was showing signs of breaking down, he would have ended the season with a 13-7 record and an earned run average of 3.50. But the Pirates, desperate for their first 15 game-winner since 1999, kept pushing Gorzo out to the mound in the final month and the gutsy pitcher never refused the ball. The results? Try three losses in four decisions, a 5.77 ERA and a BAA of .355 in 34.1 painful innings. Overall, Gorzelanny threw 201.2 innings, going 14-10 with a 3.88 ERA and 1.398 WHIP. His K:BB ratio of 135:68 illustrates the success he demonstrated despite the disastrous September. It wouldn't be surprising to see Gorzo go through a sophomore slump or battle injuries (as he has throughout his career) in 2008. Still, he's the closest thing the Pirates have to an untouchable -- a hard-throwing lefty who battles like every game is his last.

2007

Gorzelanny may be the closest thing on the Pittsburgh pitching staff to an untouchable. After being recalled on July 1, Gorzelanny posted a team-best 3.79 ERA among starters and held opposing batters to a .226 batting average. He changes speeds well and sports a fastball that reaches 94 mph. Somewhat injury prone, the 24-year-old lefty has had problems with his elbow in the past and missed a month in 2006 with elbow tendinitis. He averaged more than a strikeout per inning in the minors -- 391 in 383 innings -- and figures to continue that trend in 2007.

2006

The 23-year-old southpaw got a September taste of the big leagues when he squared off against the Astros and veteran star Andy Pettitte in his MLB debut. Not surprisingly, Pettitte out-dueled Gorzelanny, but the young hurler showed enough to draw some loose comparisons to the veteran. Gorzelanny fields his position well, hits up to 93-94 mph with his fastball, and features a change-up as his out pitch. He's thrown just under 300 innings in three minor-league seasons, going 18-13. He'll likely start the season pitching for Triple-A Indianapolis, but could be a mid-season callup with a hot start.