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Jose Mesa

48-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/22/1966   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Filed for free agency in Oct. 2006. Signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with Detroit in December of 2006. Released by the Tigers in June of 2007. Signed with the Phillies in June of 2007.

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Jose Mesa 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 39 MAJ PIT 55 0 0 56.7 61 30 7 37 26 2 8 27 4.76 1.54
2006 40 MAJ COL 79 0 0 72.3 73 31 9 39 36 1 5 1 3.86 1.51
2007 41 AAA TOL 1 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2007 41 MAJ PHI 40 0 0 39.0 34 24 6 20 19 1 2 1 5.54 1.36
2007 41 MAJ DET 16 0 0 11.7 19 16 3 9 6 1 1 0 12.34 2.14
2007  (Multiple Teams) 41 MAJ PHI/DET 56 0 0 50.7 53 40 9 29 25 2 3 1 7.11 1.54
Career  (View All)     1,022 95 2 1,548.7 1,629 750 151 1,038 651 80 109 321 4.36 1.47

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Jose Mesa 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 39 MAJ PIT 55 0 56.7 5.88 4.13 1.42 1.11 71.3% 4.76 4.92 .305
2006 40 MAJ COL 79 0 72.3 4.85 4.48 1.08 1.12 1.25 78% 3.86 5.28 .280
2007 41 AAA TOL 1 1 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .301
2007 41 MAJ PHI 40 0 39.0 4.62 4.38 1.05 1.38 1.18 61.7% 5.54 5.68 .237
2007 41 MAJ DET 16 0 11.7 6.94 4.63 1.50 2.31 1.18 40.9% 12.34 6.59 .401
2007  (Multiple Teams) 41 MAJ PHI/DET 56 0 50.7 5.15 4.44 1.16 1.60 1.18 55.1% 7.11 5.89 .279
Career     1022 95 1,548.7 6.03 3.78 1.59 0.88 71.9% 4.36 4.43 .307

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Jose Mesa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mesa failed to retire three of the four batters he faced on Thursday, surrendering two runs while recording just one out against the Rockies.

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The Dodgers unloaded on Mesa for five runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batsman while recording just one out in a 15-3 loss on Wednesday.

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Mesa picked up his first save as a Phillie since 2003 on Sunday in the Phillies' extra-inning win over the Brewers.

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Mesa signed a contract with Philadelphia on Saturday.

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The Phillies are showing some interest in signing Mesa, MLive.com reports.

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The Tigers have released Mesa, the Detroit News reports.

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The Tigers activated Mesa (right groin) from the DL on Friday.

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Mesa (right groin) scattered two singles over two scoreless innings with a strikeout Tuesday night in his rehab appearance for Triple-A Toledo.

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Mesa (right groin) will report to Triple-A Toledo Tuesday for a rehabilitation appearance with the Mud Hens, the Detroit News reports.

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Mesa (right groin) is on track to be activated from the disabled list when eligible on Wednesday, the Detroit News reports.

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Mesa (right groin) threw a side session Friday for the first time since going on the DL on April 20.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jose Mesa.

2008

Mesa had a good 27-game run shortly after arriving as a waiver claim from the Tigers, posting a 2.42 ERA during a period from mid-June to late August. He posted an 11.57 ERA in his final 12 appearances and doesn't figure to return to the Phillies, while it's unlikely that there will be a rush by any club to sign him in the offseason.

2007

The 40-year-old Mesa continues to defy his skeptics and will play for his eighth big-league team when he takes the mound for the Tigers this year. Despite a 1.51 WHIP and a mediocre 39:36 K:BB, he managed to post a 3.86 ERA while setting up Brian Fuentes in Colorado. Mesa joins a loaded Detroit bullpen, so don't expect him to poach saves from Todd Jones. The 20-year veteran is fourth in line at best.

2006

Mesa proved his naysayers wrong for the first two months of the 2005 season, stringing together 12 straight saves in 12 appearances to start the year. By the time August rolled around, batters seemed to have figured him out. Mesa who finished the campaign 2-8 with a 4.76 ERA and 27 saves, recorded just one save after Aug. 1. Former manager Lloyd McClendon showed his loyalty to the veteran 39-year-old and kept sending him out in save opportunities, but it was obvious that Mesa had lost his effectiveness. As a set-up man in Colorado, it will be interesting to see how effective his flat fastballs are in the thin air.

2005

Mesa, who the Bucs rescued off the scrap heap prior to the 2004 season, converted 43-of-48 saves, while going 5-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 70 appearances overall. It's worth noting that the veteran closer did not perform as well after the All-Star break last season as he did before it. In the first half of the season, he was 2-0 with a 2.45 earned run average and 22 saves in 37 games. In 36 2/3 innings, he allowed 41 hits -- just one home run -- and 11 walks and struck out 22. After the All-Star break, Mesa was 3-2 with a 4.13 earned run average and 21 saves. In 32 2/3 innings, he yielded 37 hits, including five home runs, walked and struck out 15. The 38-year-old won’t have to win a job like he did last spring and if he continues to pitch well for the Pirates, his ultimate destination in 2005 could be with a contender down the stretch, when the Bucs hold their annual fire sale.

2004

What Philly fans feared finally happened. Mesa, who always played with fire while on the mound, suffered a meltdown and was displaced as the Phils closer midway through the 2003 season. Ironically, he became the Phillies all-time saves leader with 111 saves. He'll be pitching for a new team in 2004, most likely not as a closer.

2003

‘Joe Table' makes it look ugly but has saved 87 games in two seasons. He will return as the club's closer despite blowing nine saves last season. If the Phillies are as successful as the off-season excitement they've generated, Mesa could get another 40+ saves. He always remains a risk because of a career 4.22 ERA and the stigma that comes from losing closer jobs with two teams (Cleveland and Seattle). Third time is the charm right?