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Cliff Politte

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 2/24/1974   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cliff Politte Contract Information:

Signed a one-year minor league contract with the Cards in Dec. 2007 that will pay him $600,000 if he makes the major league roster.

March 26, 2008  –  Cliff Politte News

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Politte was re-assigned to minor league camp Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cliff Politte 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 31 MAJ CHA 68 0 0 67.3 42 15 7 57 21 7 1 1 2.00 0.94
2006 32 AAA CHA 3 2 0 4.7 5 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 1.93 1.29
2006 32 MAJ CHA 30 0 0 30.0 47 29 9 15 15 2 2 0 8.70 2.07
2007 33 AA AKR 8 3 0 8.0 8 6 2 10 5 0 0 0 6.75 1.63
2008 34 AAA MEM 7 0 0 9.3 9 6 2 9 2 1 1 0 5.79 1.18
Career  (View All)     330 16 0 411.3 393 201 56 342 171 22 23 15 4.40 1.37

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Cliff Politte 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 31 MAJ CHA 68 0 67.3 7.62 2.81 2.71 0.94 85.7% 2.00 3.83 .208
2006 32 AAA CHA 3 2 4.7 9.64 1.93 5.00 0.00 83.3% 1.93 1.70 .380
2006 32 MAJ CHA 30 0 30.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 2.70 0.56 62.3% 8.70 7.65 .353
2007 33 AA AKR 8 3 8.0 11.25 5.63 2.00 2.25 63.6% 6.75 5.82 .323
2008 34 AAA MEM 7 0 9.3 8.68 1.93 4.50 1.93 55.6% 5.79 4.70 .288
Career     330 16 411.3 7.48 3.74 2.00 1.23 71.5% 4.40 4.60 .292

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Cliff Politte: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Politte pitched a scoreless inning Thursday.

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Politte (shoulder) returned to the mound Wednesday and threw 40 pitches, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Politte (shoulder) was a late scratch from the first official workout of the spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Politte (shoulder) signed a minor league contract with St. Louis that includes an invitation to spring training, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Politte (shoulder) has been shut down for four-to-six weeks and will not return this season according to the team's official site.

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Politte (shoulder) has been shut down again and his return date is uncertain, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Politte (shoulder fatigue) will be shut down for seven-to-ten days according to the team's official site.

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Politte (rotator cuff) will make his first appearance this season when he pitches for Triple-A on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Cliff Politte.

2006

Politte is one of the players the old school points to when questions arise about how necessary "makeup" and "mental toughness" are for closers. Comfortably ensconced as the fourth (or so) guy in the White Sox bullpen in 2005 Politte thrived, a big contrast to his failed stints when asked to be The Man and work the ninth inning. The Sox Wheel of Closers could start spinning again at any time though, and if it lands on Politte the numbers say he can handle the job as well as Dustin Hermanson or anyone else. But bah, what do the numbers know?

2005

He started poorly, turned things around mid-season, then packed it in early due to an appendectomy. Performance-wise, at least, there's little reason to think 2005 will be much different -- the chances of Politte needing a second appendectomy are pretty low though.

2004

Politte took over as closer once Kelvim Escobar was moved into the rotation, but continued longball problems and shoulder woes limited his value the final three months, recording just one save after June 22. He racked up nine saves in May, where all five earned runs were solo homers. Trying to pitch through shoulder problems buried him in June before being shut down, which allowed a few other candidates for saves to sneak in the back door. It's a tough gig to get back once you lose it, as he didn't see a save chance after August 5. He signed with the White Sox, where he'll serve as a setup man and has an outside shot at getting saves.

2003

Settling in nicely as a hard-throwing reliever the past two years after getting a look as a starter early in his career. The heir apparent to Kelvim Escobar in Toronto if any trade is made, so he's a must guy to own if you ante up for Escobar. Consider how dominating he'd have been if he didn't allow eight earned runs in two appearances that covered two-thirds of an inning. He was dominant the last seven weeks of the season and figures to succeed immediately if Escobar is dealt. Go the extra buck.