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Elmer Dessens

43-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/13/1971   BORN: Hermosillo, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

February 15, 2011  –  Elmer Dessens News

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Dessens will not take part in spring training with the Giants, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Elmer Dessens 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
2005 34 AAA LAS 3 3 0 8.0 6 3 1 6 2 0 0 0 3.38 1.00
2005 34 MAJ LOS 28 7 0 65.7 63 26 6 37 19 1 2 0 3.56 1.25
2006 35 AAA LAS 1 0 0 0.7 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 13.50 4.50
2006 35 MAJ KAN 43 0 0 54.0 63 27 4 36 13 5 7 2 4.50 1.41
2006 35 MAJ LOS 19 0 0 23.0 23 12 4 16 9 0 1 0 4.70 1.39
2006  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ KAN/LOS 62 0 0 77.0 86 39 8 52 22 5 8 2 4.56 1.40
2007 36 AAA NAS 3 3 0 11.7 7 2 0 10 0 1 0 0 1.54 0.60
2007 36 AAA COL 4 3 0 14.7 8 2 0 11 1 2 0 0 1.23 0.61
2007 36 MAJ COL 5 5 0 19.0 21 16 3 10 9 1 1 0 7.58 1.58
2007 36 MAJ MIL 12 0 0 15.0 24 11 3 12 3 1 1 0 6.60 1.80
2007  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ COL/MIL 17 5 0 34.0 45 27 6 22 12 2 2 0 7.15 1.68
2008 37 AAA IND 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 37 MAJ ATL 4 0 0 4.0 10 10 1 2 4 0 1 0 22.50 3.50
2009 38 AAA BUF 27 0 0 35.0 26 9 2 28 9 3 2 11 2.31 1.00
2009 38 MAJ NYM 28 0 0 32.7 24 12 5 14 10 0 0 0 3.31 1.04
2010 39 AAA BUF 13 0 0 17.0 20 4 0 18 3 5 0 6 0 0 2.12 1.35
2010 39 MAJ NYM 53 0 0 47.0 41 12 4 16 16 4 2 0 1 11 2.30 1.21
Career  (View All)     444 140 1 1,174.3 1,300 579 145 693 348 52 64 5 4.44 1.40

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Elmer Dessens 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
2005 34 AAA LAS 3 3 8.0 6.75 2.25 3.00 1.13 71.4% 3.38 4.07 .232
2005 34 MAJ LOS 28 7 65.7 5.07 2.60 1.95 0.82 73.7% 3.56 4.16 .278
2006 35 AAA LAS 1 0 .7 0.00 13.50 0.00 13.50 100% 13.50 27.20 .347
2006 35 MAJ KAN 43 0 54.0 6.00 2.17 2.77 0.67 1.23 68.1% 4.50 3.58 .337
2006 35 MAJ LOS 19 0 23.0 6.26 3.52 1.78 1.57 1.23 71.4% 4.70 5.28 .280
2006  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ KAN/LOS 62 0 77.0 6.08 2.57 2.36 0.94 1.23 69% 4.56 4.09 .321
2007 36 AAA NAS 3 3 11.7 7.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.4% 1.54 1.49 .234
2007 36 AAA COL 4 3 14.7 6.75 0.61 11.00 0.00 77.8% 1.23 1.90 .209
2007 36 MAJ COL 5 5 19.0 4.74 4.26 1.11 1.42 1.76 51.9% 7.58 5.67 .292
2007 36 MAJ MIL 12 0 15.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 1.80 1.76 66.7% 6.60 4.82 .409
2007  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ COL/MIL 17 5 34.0 5.82 3.18 1.83 1.59 1.76 58.8% 7.15 5.29 .345
2008 37 AAA IND 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2008 37 MAJ ATL 4 0 4.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 2.25 0.67 30.8% 89.4 MPH 22.50 8.55 .492
2009 38 AAA BUF 27 0 35.0 7.20 2.31 3.11 0.51 78.8% 2.31 3.11 .253
2009 38 MAJ NYM 28 0 32.7 3.86 2.76 1.40 1.38 0.82 75.9% 89.1 MPH 3.31 5.28 .196
2010 39 AAA BUF 13 0 17.0 9.53 1.59 6.00 0.00 82.6% 2.12 1.61 .400
2010 39 MAJ NYM 53 0 47.0 3.06 3.06 1.00 0.77 1.06 84.9% 88.3 MPH 2.30 4.84 .241
Career     444 140 1,174.3 5.31 2.67 1.99 1.11 71.1% 4.44 4.54 .306

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Elmer Dessens: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dessens signed a minor league contract with the Giants on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

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Dessens became a free agent at the conclusion of the World Series.

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Dessens relieved an ineffective Jenrry Mejia and threw two scoreless innings to close out the Mets' 8-4 win over the Indians Wednesday.

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Dessens entered Tuesday's game with two out and an inherited runner at second base from Pedro Feliciano in the 11th and struck out Scott Hairston to set up Ike Davisí winner in the bottom of the inning.

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Dessens induced a key double-play to end the eighth inning Sunday and could get a look as Francisco Rodriguez's set-up man.

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Dessens will be promoted to replace John Maine (shoulder) on the Mets roster, Steve Popper of the Bergen Record reports.

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Dessens pitched a scoreless ninth Saturday in his first action since Tuesday, when he was struck in the right knee by a line drive from Brian McCann, the NY Daily News reports.

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Dessens signed a minor league deal with the Mets on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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Dessens filed for free agency.

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As expected, Dessens was recalled from Triple-A Binghamton on Thursday to replace Jon Niese.

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Dessens is expected to be promoted Thursday, the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2009

Atlanta signed Dessens after he was pitching in the Mexican League, but he had a 22.50 ERA in four appearances. He'll likely need to prove himself in Mexico or the minors to get another shot at the big leagues after two poor seasons in the majors.

2008

Dessens was acquired by the Rockies in August when injuries decimated their starting rotation, starting five games and posting an ugly 7.58 ERA. He was slowed much of the year by shoulder and hamstring injuries, but will try to win a long-relief role with the Pirates this spring where he'd likely make a few spot starts as needed.

2007

Dessens came back to Los Angeles for a second stint with the Dodgers as part of the trade with Kansas City involving Odalis Perez. He will give the Dodgers innings out of the pen in 2007, but with ERAs of 4.56 and 4.50 the past two years and just two saves over that period, so he doesn't hold much promise.

2006

Dessens will pick up an occasional start for the Royals, but he's now mostly just a swingman without a shot at a regular spot in the starting rotation. The move from the NL to the AL and out of Dodger Stadium doesn't bode well.

2005

The Dodgers acquired Dessens from the Diamondbacks to bolster their pen for the stretch run last season. He performed well as a spot starter and in long relief last season and that's probably his best role. There's nothing to like here from a fantasy perspective.

2004

Dessens endured by far his worst year as a starter in 2003, proving that his 3.03 ERA with the Reds just the year before was a fluke. (And, no, the 5.07 wasn't "unlucky"; according to the Bill James Handbook, Dessens' component ERA was 5.19, so he got the ERA he deserved.) That said, Dessens' numbers should improve at least slightly this year; he'll probably start the year as the D-Backs' #3 starter, up a notch from last year, thanks to the departure of Schilling, Kim, and Batista, which means he'll get fewer skipped turns than he had last year. In addition, as a groundball pitcher, he should benefit from what should be an improved Arizona infield defense in 2004.

2003

Dessens doesn't overwhelm opposing batters, but is quietly effective nonetheless. Even though his strikeout rate declined, and his walk rate increased, Dessens' ERA dropped by over a full point. Why? He maintained a high groundball/flyball ratio while allowing fewer hits per inning pitched. If you subscribe to the theory that a pitcher can only control walks, strikeouts and home runs allowed, while hits allowed are largely a matter of chance, then you should probably expect Dessens' ERA is to take a turn for the worse in 2003. With the D-Backs, he'll get enough run support, and the occasional skipped turn that Bob Brenly gives every starter besides Johnson and Schilling, to go maybe 10-12, 4.50, and probably get bumped from the postseason roster. There's very little upside to that, and plenty of downside; in NL-only leagues, both Miguel Batista and John Patterson in Arizona's rotation should get drafted before Dessens.