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Al Alburquerque

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

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Alburquerque's game fell apart in 2015, but then again, just about every Tiger suffered that same fate. His brilliant 2014 (2.51 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 63:21 K:BB and 17 holds) fell into the rearview mirror ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 6/10/1986   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Al Alburquerque Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal with the Angels in January 2016.

March 29, 2016  –  Al Alburquerque News

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Al Alburquerque 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
2009 23 A DAY 24 0 0 34.7 26 8 4 44 14 1 0 2 2.11 1.15
2009 23 AA TUL 23 0 0 26.3 23 11 0 31 13 1 3 0 3.76 1.37
2010 24 AA TUL 25 0 0 34.1 32 20 1 32 19 2 4 3 0 0 5.24 1.50
2011 25 AAA TOL 4 0 0 4.2 5 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1.67
2011 25 MAJ DET 41 0 0 43.3 21 9 0 67 29 6 1 0 0 6 1.87 1.15
2012 26 A+ LAK 9 3 0 3.1 5 2 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.94
2012 26 AAA TOL 9 0 0 10.2 9 2 1 18 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.69 1.27
2012 26 MAJ DET 8 0 0 13.3 6 1 0 18 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.68 1.05
2013 27 AAA TOL 10 0 0 14.1 9 5 2 27 13 0 1 1 0 0 3.14 1.56
2013 27 MAJ DET 53 0 0 49.0 39 25 5 70 34 4 3 0 0 10 4.59 1.49
2014 28 MAJ DET 72 0 0 57.3 46 16 7 63 21 3 1 1 0 17 2.51 1.17
2015 29 MAJ DET 67 0 0 62.0 63 29 4 58 33 4 1 0 1 7 4.21 1.55
2016 30 AAA SAL 9 0 0 9.0 6 3 0 11 5 1 0 3 0 0 3.00 1.22
3-Year Averages     64 0 0 56.1 49 23 5 63 29 3 1 0 0 11 3.69 1.39
Career  (View All)     241 0 0 225.0 175 80 16 276 125 17 6 1 3.20 1.33

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Al Alburquerque Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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Al Alburquerque Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015104221423314.256
201412232927305.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015167361940700.278
2014114311219012.190

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201533.3200331744.321.56
201428.010030853.211.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201528.7210251604.081.53
201429.3211331321.841.06
Al Alburquerque 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
2009 23 A DAY 24 0 34.7 11.42 3.63 3.14 1.04 88.9% 2.11 3.37 .290
2009 23 AA TUL 23 0 26.3 10.59 4.44 2.38 0.00 69.4% 3.76 2.55 .347
2010 24 AA TUL 25 0 34.1 8.45 5.01 1.68 0.26 62% 5.24 3.55 .326
2011 25 AAA TOL 4 0 4.2 21.43 4.29 5.00 0.00 85.7% 1.93 0.58 .731
2011 25 MAJ DET 41 0 43.3 13.92 6.02 2.31 0.00 1.84 82% 95.4 MPH 1.87 2.25 .276
2012 26 A+ LAK 9 3 3.1 26.13 2.90 9.00 2.90 80% 5.40 2.55 1.069
2012 26 AAA TOL 9 0 10.2 15.88 3.53 4.50 0.88 91.7% 1.69 2.42 .426
2012 26 MAJ DET 8 0 13.3 12.15 5.40 2.25 0.00 3.00 92.9% 94.5 MPH 0.68 2.30 .234
2013 27 AAA TOL 10 0 14.1 17.23 8.30 2.08 1.28 85% 3.14 3.98 .354
2013 27 MAJ DET 53 0 49.0 12.86 6.24 2.06 0.92 1.15 70.6% 94.3 MPH 4.59 3.87 .333
2014 28 MAJ DET 72 0 57.3 9.89 3.30 3.00 1.10 1.35 85% 93.6 MPH 2.51 3.85 .283
2015 29 MAJ DET 67 0 62.0 8.42 4.79 1.76 0.58 1.89 72.8% 93.1 MPH 4.21 3.81 .336
2016 30 AAA SAL 9 0 9.0 11.00 5.00 2.20 0.00 72.7% 3.00 2.42 .294
3-Year Averages     64 0 56.1 10.10 4.65 2.17 0.80 75.3% 3.69 3.66 .316
Career     241 0 225.0 11.04 5.00 2.21 0.64 77.5% 3.20 3.39 .307

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2016 Stat Review for Al Alburquerque    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.20 K/BB
WEAK
11.00 K/9
GREAT
5.00 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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3.00 ERA
AVERAGE
1.22 WHIP
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2.42 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.294 BABIP
AVERAGE
72.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Al Alburquerque: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alburquerque and the Angels agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

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Alburquerque was not tendered a contract by the Tigers, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Albuquerque (hip) threw a 10-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Alburquerque is dealing with soreness near his right hip, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Alburquerque hasn't pitched in a week since allowing three earned runs and registering no outs in an August 24 rout at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds.

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Alburquerque has 42 strikeouts in 42.1 innings of work this season.

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Alburquerque has allowed just one run and has posted a 13:4 K:BB in his last 11 appearances.

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Alburquerque (illness) recorded two outs in the eighth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

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Alburquerque will see a doctor Sunday for a sinus infection, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Alburquerque took a beating Wednesday night, allowing three earned runs on two hits including a home run in one inning of work. He faced six batters, walking one and striking out another.

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Alburquerque figures to be in the mix for the Tigers' setup job now that Joe Nathan (elbow) has hit the disabled list and Joakim Soria has been promoted to closer.

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2016

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2015

While Alburquerque saw his strikeout rate drop to single digits (9.9 K/9) for the first time in his major-league career, he still managed to put together a solid bounce-back campaign as one of the Tigers' better bullpen options. He appeared in a career-high 72 games, finishing 3-1 with 63 strikeouts, 21 walks and one save. After posting a career-worst 4.59 ERA in 2013, Alburquerque lowered his ERA to a much more manageable 2.51 last season. He also improved his walk rate by allowing a career-best 3.3 BB/9 still a problem area, but much improved from the 6.2 BB/9 he posted in 2013. Alburquerque has posted FIP of 3.87 and 3.85 in 2013 and 2014 respectively, meaning his effectiveness is likely somewhere in the middle of the final lines he has posted the past two seasons. But improvement could come if his strikeout rate reverts back to his career norm and he continues to cut back on allowing free passes. The Tigers plan to use Alburquerque in a middle-relief role once again in 2015, which will lead to plenty of opportunities for holds while snagging the occasional win or save.

2014

While Alburquerque was able to stay relatively healthy in 2013, he wasn't nearly as effective as past seasons. The right-handed reliever finished the season 4-3 with a 4.59 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 53 appearances. He continued to work as a strikeout artist, though, posting a 12.9 K/9 rate, but that success was offset by a 6.2 BB/9. Despite his rough 2013 campaign, Alburquerque remains an intriguing middle-relief option due to his high volume of strikeouts. His slider is one of the most effective swing-and-miss pitches in the league, but he needs to corral his walks to reach his full potential. The Tigers signed Joe Nathan in December to remedy their ninth-inning woes, so it seems unlikely that Alburquerque will vulture anything more than a rogue save or two.

2013

Alburquerque started the 2012 season on the shelf, missing the first five months of the regular season recovering from elbow surgery. He made his season debut in early September and immediately returned to the dominating form we saw from him the previous season. In eight relief appearances over the final month of the season, Alburquerque posted a 0.68 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio over 13.1 innings. His devastating slider remained extremely effective and looks poised to be the source of big strikeout totals. Alburquerque is expected to work the middle innings for the Tigers, but he could also factor into the closing mix if other options fail.

2012

After toiling away in the minor leagues the last five seasons, Alburquerque finally found a home with the Tigers in 2011. The 25-year-old reliever emerged as a main cog in the Tigers bullpen, finishing the year 6-1 with a 1.87 ERA, 1.154 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 43.1 innings. While he had a bit of trouble with his control (6.02 BB/9IP), Alburquerque was able to offset the free passes by whiffing 13.92 K/9IP. He relies heavily on his slider, which ranks among the best in the league, while also sporting a fastball that touches 95 mph. Unfortunately, he underwent surgery in December to stabilize a non-displaced fracture in his throwing arm and is expected to be sidelined until the All-Star break.

2011

The Tigers signed Albuquerque to a major league contract in November after an impressive performance in winter ball. The 24-year-old has spent the past five seasons in the Cubs and Rockies farm systems while compiling an 8-15 record with a 4.60 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 174 innings over that span. Albuquerque has a fastball that touches 95 mph and he induces a lot of groundballs, but he'll have to improve his command (85 walks) to be a factor in the Tigers bullpen.

2010

Signed with the Tigers in November 2010.