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Sidney Ponson

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 258   DOB: 11/2/1976   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Royals in August 2009.

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Sidney Ponson 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 28 MAJ BAL 23 23 0 130.3 177 90 16 68 48 7 11 0 6.21 1.73
2006 29 MAJ NYY 5 5 0 16.3 26 19 3 15 7 0 1 0 10.47 2.02
2006 29 MAJ STL 14 13 0 68.7 82 40 7 33 29 4 4 0 5.24 1.62
2006  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/STL 19 18 0 85.0 108 59 10 48 36 4 5 0 6.25 1.69
2007 30 MAJ MIN 7 7 0 37.7 54 29 7 23 17 2 5 0 6.93 1.88
2008 31 AAA SCR 1 1 0 4.0 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 2.25 1.50
2008 31 AAA OKL 5 4 0 23.3 25 9 3 12 9 1 2 0 3.47 1.46
2008 31 MAJ TEX 9 9 0 55.7 71 24 3 25 16 4 1 0 3.88 1.56
2008 31 MAJ NYY 16 15 0 80.0 99 52 11 33 32 4 4 0 5.85 1.64
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/NYY 25 24 0 135.7 170 76 14 58 48 8 5 0 5.04 1.61
2009 32 AAA OMA 6 6 0 33.0 34 8 2 19 5 2 1 0 2.18 1.18
2009 32 MAJ KAN 14 9 0 58.7 79 48 6 32 25 1 7 0 7.36 1.77
Career  (View All) MAJ   298 283 4 1,760.3 2004 983 223 1031 609 91 113 1 5.03 1.48

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Sidney Ponson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Sidney Ponson 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 28 MAJ BAL 23 23 130.3 4.70 3.31 1.42 1.10 64.6% 6.21 4.89 .350
2006 29 MAJ NYY 5 5 16.3 8.27 3.86 2.14 1.65 1.32 46.7% 10.47 5.08 .425
2006 29 MAJ STL 14 13 68.7 4.33 3.80 1.14 0.92 1.32 68.3% 5.24 4.87 .318
2006  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/STL 19 18 85.0 5.08 3.81 1.33 1.06 1.32 63.4% 6.25 4.91 .338
2007 30 MAJ MIN 7 7 37.7 5.50 4.06 1.35 1.67 1.87 65.6% 6.93 5.79 .361
2008 31 AAA SCR 1 1 4.0 4.50 6.75 0.67 0.00 83.3% 2.25 4.45 .244
2008 31 AAA OKL 5 4 23.3 4.63 3.47 1.33 1.16 80.6% 3.47 5.00 .290
2008 31 MAJ TEX 9 9 55.7 4.04 2.59 1.56 0.49 1.79 75% 91.4 MPH 3.88 3.89 .340
2008 31 MAJ NYY 16 15 80.0 3.71 3.60 1.03 1.24 1.79 65.8% 91.4 MPH 5.85 5.40 .314
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/NYY 25 24 135.7 3.85 3.18 1.21 0.93 1.79 69.6% 91.4 MPH 5.04 4.78 .325
2009 32 AAA OMA 6 6 33.0 5.18 1.36 3.80 0.55 83.8% 2.18 3.29 .302
2009 32 MAJ KAN 14 9 58.7 4.91 3.84 1.28 0.92 1.32 57.1% 91.7 MPH 7.36 4.76 .354
Career MAJ   298 283 1,760.3 5.27 3.11 1.69 1.14 68.2% 5.03 4.75 .312

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Worst Matchups for Sidney Ponson (by OPS against, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Ortiz BOS 23 13 3 10 12 2 0 .565 1.087 1.790
Eric Chavez AZ 13 7 2 4 2 2 0 .538 1.154 1.754
David DeJesus TB 23 14 1 2 4 0 0 .609 .783 1.449
Bobby Abreu NY-N 16 7 2 7 2 4 0 .438 .938 1.438
Mark Teixeira NY-A 16 9 0 4 3 1 0 .563 .688 1.319
B.J. Upton ATL 15 8 0 2 0 1 0 .533 .600 1.133
Joe Mauer MIN 17 7 1 3 3 0 0 .412 .647 1.123
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 25 12 0 3 2 2 1 .480 .600 1.100
Derek Jeter NY-A 59 23 4 11 3 6 2 .390 .644 1.073
Delmon Young BAL 15 5 1 1 1 2 0 .333 .600 1.012

Best Matchups for Sidney Ponson (by OPS against, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Olivo LA 12 3 0 2 1 2 0 .250 .333 .641
Victor Martinez DET 12 4 0 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 .641
Jason Kubel MIN 16 5 0 2 0 1 0 .313 .313 .625
Carlos Gomez MIL 13 3 0 1 0 1 0 .231 .385 .615
Michael Cuddyer COL 15 2 1 1 0 3 0 .133 .467 .600
Curtis Granderson NY-N 12 2 0 1 3 4 0 .167 .250 .583
Nick Punto OAK 13 3 0 2 0 1 1 .231 .231 .462
Jimmy Rollins PHI 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .167 .333
Adrian Beltre TEX 15 1 0 1 2 2 1 .067 .067 .233
Torii Hunter DET 18 2 0 1 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222

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Sidney Ponson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Royals released Ponson on Sunday, the team's official site reports.

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Ponson has been designated for assignment, the Associated Press reports.

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Ponson tossed six shutout innings against the Rangers on Sunday. He struck out four and walked three.

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Ponson (elbow) returned from the disabled list and was knocked around for six runs on eight hits over five innings against the Royals on Tuesday.

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Ponson (elbow) was activated from the DL on Saturday and he'll start against the Angels on Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Ponson (elbow) has completed his rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha, but the Royals haven't activated him from the DL, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Ponson (elbow) tested positive for a banned stimulant at the World Baseball Classic and will be suspended from international competition for two years; however he will not be suspended by MLB, the Associated Press reports.

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Ponson (elbow) could be removed from the disabled list in time to start Saturday's game in Pittsburgh, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Sidney Ponson.

2009

In his stints with the Rangers and Yankees in 2008, Ponson ate up innings and that's about it. He's much too hittable to be considered a reliable option every fifth day over the course of a full season. At this stage of his career, Ponson is an emergency stopgap, but he won't be considered anything more than an option for the back of the rotation -- if he's able to lock down a roster spot somewhere during spring training. Fantasy owners can't even squeeze strikeouts out of him -- he had just 58 K in 140 innings -- so there's nothing to be excited about here.

2007

Ponson's big-league career is fading away faster than his plate at the dinner table. It was only a few short years ago when he was touted as a marquee option available on the mid-season trade market, but now he's got a long road ahead if he hopes to be on an MLB roster again, as he needs to re-gain his command on the mound and take a much more pro-active approach to monitor his own weight. He'll try to win a spot in Minnesota's rotation this spring, but may need to prove himself again in the minors.

2005

While his weight and conditioning habits were criticized by management and in the media, the pressure of being the No. 1 starter is most likely what got to Ponson in 2004. As a result of trying to be too perfect he left too many balls over the plate, finishing with 265 hits allowed, worst in the majors, and a .305 BAA. With less pressure if the O's sign a free agent No. 1 starter and a chip on his shoulder, he could be worth a lot more than his 2004 would indicate.

2004

Ponson returns to Baltimore after being traded to San Francisco late last season and will anchor the Orioles rotation. His numbers have never been dominant, but an improving K:BB and HR per inning rate are encouraging for 2004.

2003

Ponson will most likely be the number two starter with the Orioles in 2003. His five seasons as a full-time starter have been mediocre on the whole, but he's shown stretches of brilliance. He's managed to cut down on the walks and that's helped, but until the Orioles get an offense, Ponson will be on the losing end of a lot of 4-3 games. In 2002, both his ERA and run support were 4.09.