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Paul Byrd

43-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/3/1970   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Paul Byrd Contract Information:

Minor league deal with the Red Sox in August 2009.

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Paul Byrd 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 33 AA GRE 3 3 0 12.7 13 10 2 8 5 1 1 0 7.11 1.42
2004 33 AAA RIC 1 1 0 4.7 3 4 0 5 2 0 1 0 7.71 1.07
2005 34 MAJ LAA 31 31 1 204.3 216 85 22 102 28 12 11 0 3.74 1.19
2006 35 MAJ CLE 31 31 0 179.0 232 97 26 88 38 10 9 0 4.88 1.51
2007 36 MAJ CLE 31 31 2 192.3 239 98 27 88 28 15 8 0 4.59 1.39
2008 37 MAJ BOS 8 8 0 49.0 58 26 8 26 10 4 2 0 4.78 1.39
2008 37 MAJ CLE 22 22 0 131.0 146 66 23 56 24 7 10 0 4.53 1.30
2008  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ BOS/CLE 30 30 0 180.0 204 92 31 82 34 11 12 0 4.60 1.32
2009 38 R GCL 2 2 0 7.0 10 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 5.14 1.43
2009 38 AAA PAW 2 2 0 11.0 9 4 1 7 1 0 1 0 3.27 0.91
2009 38 MAJ BOS 7 6 0 34.0 47 22 4 11 11 1 3 0 5.82 1.71
Career  (View All) MAJ   345 256 6 1,697.0 1857 831 247 923 401 109 96 0 4.41 1.33

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Paul Byrd Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Paul Byrd 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 33 AA GRE 3 3 12.7 5.68 3.55 1.60 1.42 50% 7.11 5.65 .284
2004 33 AAA RIC 1 1 4.7 9.64 3.86 2.50 0.00 20% 7.71 2.34 .269
2005 34 MAJ LAA 31 31 204.3 4.49 1.23 3.64 0.97 71.6% 3.74 4.03 .290
2006 35 MAJ CLE 31 31 179.0 4.42 1.91 2.32 1.31 0.78 70.9% 4.88 4.76 .331
2007 36 MAJ CLE 31 31 192.3 4.12 1.31 3.14 1.26 0.84 70.4% 4.59 4.56 .318
2008 37 MAJ BOS 8 8 49.0 4.78 1.84 2.60 1.47 0.82 70% 85.7 MPH 4.78 4.89 .308
2008 37 MAJ CLE 22 22 131.0 3.85 1.65 2.33 1.58 0.82 70.7% 85.7 MPH 4.53 5.20 .282
2008  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ BOS/CLE 30 30 180.0 4.10 1.70 2.41 1.55 0.82 70.5% 85.7 MPH 4.60 5.11 .289
2009 38 R GCL 2 2 7.0 3.86 0.00 0.00 1.29 66.7% 5.14 4.20 .350
2009 38 AAA PAW 2 2 11.0 5.73 0.82 7.00 0.82 66.7% 3.27 3.65 .250
2009 38 MAJ BOS 7 6 34.0 2.91 2.91 1.00 1.06 0.75 66.7% 86.2 MPH 5.82 5.09 .336
Career MAJ   345 256 1,697.0 4.90 2.13 2.30 1.31 71% 4.41 4.74 .294

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Worst Matchups for Paul Byrd (by OPS against, min 14 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Raul Ibanez ANA 26 14 2 8 0 1 0 .538 .885 1.423
Jason Giambi CLE 20 6 4 6 1 3 1 .300 .900 1.233
Jason Kubel MIN 24 10 2 4 1 1 0 .417 .750 1.190
Delmon Young BAL 17 8 1 3 0 2 0 .471 .706 1.176
Robinson Cano SEA 17 6 2 3 0 2 0 .353 .824 1.176
Justin Morneau COL 42 17 3 7 2 1 0 .405 .738 1.160
David DeJesus TB 26 12 0 3 2 1 1 .462 .654 1.154
Dan Johnson TOR 16 6 1 1 1 2 0 .375 .625 1.037
Lyle Overbay MIL 22 9 1 3 0 3 0 .409 .591 1.000
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 21 7 1 5 1 5 0 .333 .571 .963

Best Matchups for Paul Byrd (by OPS against, min 14 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Punto OAK 34 8 1 2 1 4 0 .235 .382 .639
Chone Figgins LA 14 4 0 0 1 2 0 .286 .286 .619
Carl Crawford LA 20 6 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .600
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 15 3 1 3 0 5 0 .200 .400 .600
Michael Cuddyer COL 27 5 1 4 0 4 0 .185 .407 .593
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 34 8 0 2 2 1 0 .235 .265 .562
Torii Hunter DET 53 10 1 3 2 11 0 .189 .283 .501
Joe Mauer MIN 30 5 0 3 5 0 0 .167 .200 .486
Adrian Beltre TEX 24 4 0 0 0 3 0 .167 .208 .375
John McDonald ANA 20 3 0 0 0 1 1 .150 .150 .300

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Paul Byrd: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Byrd will be available out of the bullpen for Boston in the American League Division Series against the Angels, WEEI.com reports.

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Byrd was rocked for five runs in the first inning Tuesday night, then settled down to pitch 6.2 innings in Boston's loss to Kansas City.

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With Tim Wakelfield looking likely to start Monday, Byrd will next pitch Tuesday against Kansas City, the Quincy Patriot Ledger reports.

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Byrd has been named the starter for Wednesday's game, the Boston Globe reports.

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With Daisuke Matsuzaka (shoulder) expected to return to Boston's rotation Tuesday, Byrd may have one more start pending the health of Tim Wakefield's back, the Providence Journal reports.

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Byrd held the Orioles to two runs on six hits in five innings Wednesday, but he did not factor in the game's decision.

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Byrd will start Wednesday against the Orioles, the Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Byrd was considering retirement early in 2009, before signing a minor league contract with Boston in August. He served as an emergency starter and long reliever when injuries thinned out Boston's pitching staff in August and September. His performance for Boston was typical of his career -- good control, allowing a lot of hits and keeping his team in games. He's never been a power pitcher, so his advanced age (39) isn't a great concern, but opportunity is.

2009

Byrd had a typical Byrd season in 2008, which is to say he allowed a near-5.00 ERA with a high WHIP. He allowed more hits than he had innings pitched, 31 homers and a .290 batting average against. Byrd needs to pick up 12-15 wins in order to offset his negative numbers in other categories. He pitches heavily to contact and needs a good defense and explosive offense to be of any value for a fantasy team. He'll land somewhere in 2009, but Boston isn't looking to re-sign him.

2008

Byrd's second year with Cleveland netted better results as he finished up with 15 wins while lowering both his WHIP and ERA. The Indians picked up the $7.5 million option on his contract for 2008 despite the suspicion of potential HGH use surrounding him. Assuming nothing comes out of that investigation, Byrd figures to post similiar numbers again: mediocore WHIP, ERA and strikeouts to go along with a dozen or so wins.

2007

Normally you'd be looking for positives after a 10-9 season, where Byrd ended up tossing 179 total innings. That's not the case here. He broke down hard after the All-Star break, limping to a 5.63 ERA with 120 hits given up in 76.2 innings. His strikeout rate was down while his walk rate was up, so that doesn't bode well for 2007, but he'll try to rebound in Cleveland's rotation.

2006

One of the feel good stories of 2005, Byrd signed a two-year deal with a club option with the Indians. Byrd was consistent in 2005 with a 3.73/3.76 first half/second half split, so there's no reason to think he'll fare much differently in 2006.

2005

Byrd missed the first three months of the season coming back from Tommy John surgery but was impressive in the second half. He had a 79/19 K/BB ratio and struck out batters at a higher rate than his career year in 2002. With almost two years behind him after elbow surgery, he could be set for a nice season in Anaheim's rotation and may come cheap in many leagues.

2004

Byrd is coming off reconstructive elbow surgery and will be sidelined until the middle of 2004 at the earliest. He signed a two-year, $10 million contract before the 2003 season, but didn't pitch for the Braves at all last season. If healthy, the control pitcher still needs to prove his stellar 2002 season wasn't a fluke.

2003

Once discarded by the Phillies in exchange for Jose Santiago, Byrd became the ace of the Kansas City staff in 2002, surprising everyone. Pinpoint control, an array of off-speed pitches and an ability to finally rein in left-handed batters led to Byrd's success. A big bump in his workload from 2001 to 2002 is a concern.