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Michael Wuertz

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 223   DOB: 12/15/1978   BORN: Austin, MN   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Marlins in January of 2013.

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Michael Wuertz 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 25 AAA IOW 37 0 0 44.7 30 12 4 59 15 1 1 19 2.42 1.01
2005 26 MAJ CHN 75 0 0 75.7 60 32 6 89 40 6 2 0 3.81 1.32
2006 27 AAA IOW 31 0 0 44.7 33 10 2 69 12 6 0 10 2.01 1.01
2006 27 MAJ CHN 41 0 0 40.7 35 12 5 42 16 3 1 0 2.66 1.25
2007 28 MAJ CHN 73 0 0 72.3 64 28 8 79 35 2 3 0 3.48 1.37
2008 29 AAA IOW 17 0 0 20.0 13 8 2 29 14 0 1 4 3.60 1.35
2008 29 MAJ CHN 45 0 0 44.7 44 18 4 30 20 1 1 0 3.63 1.43
2009 30 MAJ OAK 74 0 0 78.7 52 23 6 102 23 6 1 4 2.63 0.95
2010 31 A+ Sto 2 2 0 3.0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 31 AAA Sac 2 3 0 4.2 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
2010 31 MAJ OAK 48 0 0 39.7 35 19 6 40 21 2 3 6 0 11 4.31 1.41
2011 32 A+ Sto 3 2 0 4.0 8 7 1 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 15.75 3.00
2011 32 AAA Sac 3 1 0 3.0 3 3 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.67
2011 32 MAJ OAK 39 0 0 33.7 37 25 5 32 26 0 0 0 1 3 6.68 1.87
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 0 0 33.7 37 25 5 32 26 0 0 0 1 3 6.68 1.87
Career  (View All) MAJ   426 0 0 414.3 349 171 44 444 198 21 11 11 3.71 1.32

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Michael Wuertz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201171141314402.241

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201191181323503.311

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201119.0000201826.161.89

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201114.700012837.361.84
Michael Wuertz 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 25 AAA IOW 37 0 44.7 11.89 3.02 3.93 0.81 80.5% 2.42 2.73 .280
2005 26 MAJ CHN 75 0 75.7 10.59 4.76 2.23 0.71 72.3% 3.81 3.52 .303
2006 27 AAA IOW 31 0 44.7 13.90 2.42 5.75 0.40 81.4% 2.01 1.57 .352
2006 27 MAJ CHN 41 0 40.7 9.30 3.54 2.63 1.11 1.39 84.8% 2.66 3.95 .292
2007 28 MAJ CHN 73 0 72.3 9.83 4.35 2.26 1.00 1.05 78% 3.48 3.95 .309
2008 29 AAA IOW 17 0 20.0 13.05 6.30 2.07 0.90 76% 3.60 3.70 .286
2008 29 MAJ CHN 45 0 44.7 6.04 4.03 1.50 0.81 1.55 76.7% 90.9 MPH 3.63 4.41 .294
2009 30 MAJ OAK 74 0 78.7 11.67 2.63 4.43 0.69 1.09 75.4% 91.0 MPH 2.63 2.50 .277
2010 31 A+ Sto 2 2 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2010 31 AAA Sac 2 3 4.2 6.43 6.43 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.63 .311
2010 31 MAJ OAK 48 0 39.7 9.08 4.76 1.90 1.36 1.07 74% 89.6 MPH 4.31 4.74 .288
2011 32 A+ Sto 3 2 4.0 15.75 9.00 1.75 2.25 45.5% 15.75 5.95 .621
2011 32 AAA Sac 3 1 3.0 15.00 6.00 2.50 0.00 40% 9.00 1.87 .464
2011 32 MAJ OAK 39 0 33.7 8.55 6.95 1.23 1.34 1.26 65.5% 88.8 MPH 6.68 5.64 .337
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 0 33.7 8.55 6.95 1.23 1.34 65.5% 6.68 5.55 .337
Career MAJ   426 0 414.3 9.64 4.30 2.24 0.96 74.8% 3.71 3.92 .296

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Worst Matchups for Michael Wuertz (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Swisher CLE 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Mark Teixeira NY-A 5 3 2 6 0 1 0 .600 1.800 2.400
Ryan Braun MIL 5 4 1 3 0 0 0 .800 1.400 2.200
Michael Cuddyer COL 5 2 1 3 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.600
Miguel Cabrera DET 7 3 1 5 0 3 0 .429 1.143 1.571
Lyle Overbay MIL 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 .250 1.000 1.400
Derek Jeter NY-A 7 2 1 4 2 1 0 .286 .857 1.302
Adrian Gonzalez LA 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250
Chris Iannetta ANA 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .250 1.000 1.250

Best Matchups for Michael Wuertz (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Evan Longoria TB 7 0 0 0 0 4 3 .000 .000 .000
Chris Snyder TEX 5 0 0 1 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
David Murphy CLE 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jayson Nix PHI 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Yadier Molina STL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dioner Navarro TOR 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Olivo LA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Gardner NY-A 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Chris Getz TOR 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Lane SD 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Michael Wuertz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wuertz signed a minor league contract with Miami that includes an invitation to spring training, the Miami Herald reports.

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Wuertz was released by the Reds on Thursday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Wuertz has signed a minor league deal with the Reds, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Wuertz, contrary to a previous report, has not signed with the Mariners, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Wuertz agreed to terms with the Mariners on Thursday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Wuertz plans to work out for teams Tuesday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. The Twins will be one team in attendance, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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The Athletics have released Wuertz, the team's official Twitter feed reports.

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The A's have activated Wuertz (thumb) from the 15-day DL, the Sports Network reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Michael Wuertz.

2013

Wuertz didn't pitch last season as it wasn't clear he was healthy. He'll try to win a bullpen role with the Marlins this spring.

2012

A former stalwart out of the A's bullpen as recently as 2009, Wuertz pitched poorly in 2011 and was released in the offseason. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal with an invite to spring training in all likelihood. In order to return to a big league bullpen, Wuertz will have to rediscover his control after his walk rate swelled to 6.95 BB/9IP over his 39 appearances with Oakland last season.

2011

Wuertz got a late start to the season as he was limited in the spring with a sore shoulder and began the year on the DL. His control waned, walking just two fewer batters in nearly 40 fewer innings from the year prior, though he did manage to pick up six saves when Andrew Bailey was sidelined. He pitched better as the season wore on, but his true value lies somewhere between his solid 2009 season and his decent 2010 campaign. He could post another 60-strikeout effort out of the A's bullpen in a full season, including the occasional save.

2010

Wuertz posted an excellent season in late relief for the A's, racking up 102 strikeouts and a 0.953 WHIP in 78.2 innings, after being acquired in February from the Cubs. Of particular note is that he nearly doubled his strikeout rate (6.04 K/9IP in 2008 to 11.67 in 2009). Wuertz provided stability in the late innings, finishing with 23 holds and four saves, so he'll likely serve as the primary setup man to closer Andrew Bailey. The A's have the makings of a really solid bullpen, and Wuertz is no exception.

2009

After several seasons of striking out more than a batter an inning, Wuertz regressed last year, fanning just 30 in 44.2 and walking 20 batters. As a result, he was optioned to Triple-A in July. Wuertz should compete for a middle-relief role again this spring.

2008

For the fourth straight year, Wuertz struck out more than a batter an inning at the major-league level. Wuertz walks a few more hitters than we'd like, and his ground-ball rate's just average, but on balance he's a reliable middle reliever.

2007

Wuertz pitched well both at Triple-A and for the Cubs last season, striking out more than a batter per inning and keeping the walks reasonably in check. He has a good chance to win one of the last bullpen spots of out camp.

2006

With a slider, a changeup and a fastball that ranges from 91 to 93 mph, Wuertz pitched well for the Cubs last season, striking out more than a batter an inning and doing a decent job of keeping balls in the park. He could stand to cut down the walks, however. Expect Wuertz to fill a middle relief role once again in 2006.

2005

Wuertz pitched exceptionally at Triple-A Iowa in 2004. He didn't fare quite as well in the majors, but it's not as though he was completely overmatched either. He'll have to keep the walks down but has a good chance to succeed in a middle relief role with the Cubs this season.