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Ryan Dempster

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

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Dempster slogged his way through the season, finishing among the leaders in walks, homers and hits per nine innings. His most remarkable moment may have come when he was suspended for five games after...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Personal     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/3/1977
BORN: Gibsons, BC Canada   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Dempster Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million contract with the Red Sox in December of 2012.

February 22, 2014  –  Ryan Dempster News

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Ryan Dempster 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 27 A LAN 5 5 0 18.3 20 4 0 21 2 0 0 0 1.96 1.20
2004 27 AAA IOW 7 4 0 23.0 21 9 1 21 10 1 1 0 3.52 1.35
2005 28 MAJ CHN 63 6 0 92.0 83 32 4 89 49 5 3 33 3.13 1.43
2006 29 MAJ CHN 74 0 0 75.0 77 40 5 67 36 1 9 24 4.80 1.51
2007 30 AAA IOW 2 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2007 30 MAJ CHN 66 0 0 66.7 59 35 8 55 30 2 7 28 4.73 1.34
2008 31 MAJ CHN 33 33 0 206.7 174 68 14 187 76 17 6 0 2.96 1.21
2009 32 MAJ CHN 31 31 1 200.0 196 81 22 172 65 11 9 0 3.65 1.30
2010 33 MAJ CHC 34 34 0 215.3 198 92 25 208 86 15 12 0 0 0 3.85 1.32
2011 34 MAJ CHC 34 34 0 202.3 211 108 23 191 82 10 14 0 0 0 4.80 1.45
2012 35 MAJ CHC 16 16 0 104.0 81 26 9 83 27 5 5 0 0 0 2.25 1.04
2012 35 MAJ TEX 12 12 0 69.0 74 39 10 70 25 7 3 0 0 0 5.09 1.43
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ CHC/TEX 28 28 0 173.0 155 65 19 153 52 12 8 0 0 0 3.38 1.20
2013 36 MAJ BOS 32 29 0 171.3 170 87 26 157 79 8 9 0 0 0 4.57 1.45
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3-Year Averages     31 30 0 182.2 178 86 22 167 71 10 10 0 0 0 4.25 1.37
Career  (View All)     583 351 3 2,387.0 2,347 1,154 267 2,075 1,071 132 133 87 4.35 1.43

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Ryan Dempster Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Ryan Dempster Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201341393498416210.235
20123749329741328.218

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201334164308621016.281
201234360238118211.257

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013113.367010949194.841.39
201276.05307131113.671.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201358.0220483074.031.57
201297.0750822183.151.09
Ryan Dempster 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 27 A LAN 5 5 18.3 10.31 0.98 10.50 0.00 81.8% 1.96 1.24 .395
2004 27 AAA IOW 7 4 23.0 8.22 3.91 2.10 0.39 73.3% 3.52 3.50 .313
2005 28 MAJ CHN 63 6 92.0 8.71 4.79 1.82 0.39 78.1% 3.13 3.48 .317
2006 29 MAJ CHN 74 0 75.0 8.04 4.32 1.86 0.60 1.54 67.6% 4.80 3.77 .333
2007 30 AAA IOW 2 1 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.70 .379
2007 30 MAJ CHN 66 0 66.7 7.43 4.05 1.83 1.08 1.46 66.7% 4.73 4.51 .277
2008 31 MAJ CHN 33 33 206.7 8.14 3.31 2.46 0.61 1.23 77.1% 91.2 MPH 2.96 3.41 .288
2009 32 MAJ CHN 31 31 200.0 7.74 2.92 2.65 0.99 1.47 75.3% 90.6 MPH 3.65 3.92 .307
2010 33 MAJ CHC 34 34 215.3 8.69 3.59 2.42 1.04 1.36 74.1% 91.0 MPH 3.85 4.11 .302
2011 34 MAJ CHC 34 34 202.3 8.50 3.65 2.33 1.02 1.36 68.5% 90.3 MPH 4.80 4.08 .331
2012 35 MAJ CHC 16 16 104.0 7.18 2.34 3.07 0.78 1.20 82.8% 89.7 MPH 2.25 3.54 .255
2012 35 MAJ TEX 12 12 69.0 9.13 3.26 2.80 1.30 1.19 67.4% 89.7 MPH 5.09 4.19 .339
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ CHC/TEX 28 28 173.0 7.96 2.71 2.94 0.99 1.20 75.5% 89.7 MPH 3.38 3.79 .289
2013 36 MAJ BOS 32 29 171.3 8.25 4.15 1.99 1.37 1.10 72.6% 89.2 MPH 4.57 4.83 .306
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     31 30 182.2 8.25 3.51 2.35 1.09 71.8% 4.25 4.11 .310
Career     583 351 2,387.0 7.82 4.04 1.94 1.01 71.9% 4.35 4.31 .309

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Ryan Dempster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dempster will not pitch for the Red Sox in 2014 due to physical reasons and his desire to spend more time with his kids, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Dempster made his first appearance out of the bullpen Saturday, pitching a scoreless inning while giving up a hit and walk in Boston's loss to Toronto.

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Dempster will work out of the bullpen for the rest of the regular season with the Red Sox, the Boston Herald reports.

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Dempster will likely get a start next week in Colorado, the Boston Herald reports.

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Dempster gave up two earned runs on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in six innings Tuesday against the Orioles.

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Dempster is the scheduled starter for Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.

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Dempster allowed nine baserunners (five walks) over five innings Wednesday, but he limited the damage to just one run while striking out seven in the Red Sox's win over the Rays. He left with a lead, but didn't pick up the win for himself as Boston's bullpen surrendered the advantage.

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Dempster will not be bumped from the rotation to make room for Clay Buchholz (shoulder) and will make his next start Wednesday, WEEI.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Dempster knocked off a few walks and got lucky with BABIP (.255) and strand rate (.828) to post a 2.25 ERA/1.14 WHIP with the Cubs before being shipped at the trade deadline to the Rangers. Texas got all of the regression (.339 BABIP/.674 strand rate) wrapped up nicely in 12 starts, as Dempster posted a 5.09 ERA and 1.43 WHIP after the Rangers acquired him. Although he could continue to provide strikeouts and a high volume of innings, Dempster carries plenty of risk after landing in Boston with a two-year deal in December.

2012

Dempster's cosmetic numbers (10 wins, 4.80 ERA) took a dive last year, but his peripherals (191:82 K:BB, 1.36 GB/FB rate) were right in line with his better seasons. A .331 BABIP and 68.5 percent strand rate were to blame, and there's no reason to think those numbers won't normalize in 2012. Dempster's still able to miss bats and keep the ball in the park, so don't treat him much differently than you did heading into last year.

2011

Once an erratic hard thrower with spotty command, Dempster has emerged as a team's ace the last couple years. Dempster still issues more walks than you'd like, but he struck out nearly a batter an inning last season, and did a good job keeping the ball down (1.36 G/F). Dempster gave up 25 homers, but the Wrigley Field winds can be volatile for the long ball, and given his groundball rate, we'd expect that number to drop in 2011. Dempster has made 31 or more starts and logged 200-plus innings since moving back into the rotation in 2008, making him one of the more reliable starters in the National League over than span. He enters the year as the team's unquestioned No. 1 starter.

2010

While the cosmetic stats (11 wins, 3.65 ERA, 1.305 WHIP) from Dempster's 2009 might not have stacked up to his 2008 breakout (17 wins, 2.96 ERA, 1.210 WHIP), his peripherals absolutely did. In fact, Dempster issued fewer walks, induced more groundballs and lost only a few strikeouts. The main culprits in his drop-off were poor run support, slightly worse BABIP luck and worse luck with flyballs leaving the park. While Dempster is never going to have elite command, his skill set appears very much intact, and he should continue to be an effective pitcher who misses bats and keeps the ball in the park.

2009

Dempster's transition from closer to starter last year exceeded even the most optimistic expectations. While Dempster continued to issue his share of free passes, he mitigated that with 8.14 K/9IP, and only 14 home runs allowed in 206.2 innings pitched. Dempster has a history of keeping the ball on the ground, so the low home-run total is probably not a fluke. Dempster signed a four-year, $52 million deal in November to remain a Cub, and while the team is apparently sold on his abilities, we'd proceed with caution on a 31-year-old pitcher coming off a career year.

2008

The Cubs' inconsistent closer for the last three seasons, Dempster is likely to move into the rotation in 2008, making room for some combination of Bobby Howry, Carlos Marmol and Kerry Wood in the ninth inning. Dempster can still make batters miss on occasion, and he keeps the ball on the ground which will help when the wind's blowing out at Wrigley Field. But he also issues far too many free passes, and we'd expect his strikeout rate to decline as he moves from closer to starter. Moreover, he'll have to beat out Sean Marshall and prospect Sean Gallagher to secure a regular turn in the rotation.

2007

After a strong April, Dempster fell apart last season, losing nine games and blowing nine saves due to poor command and untimely hits. While last season's manager Dusty Baker stuck with Dempster to a fault, Baker eventually had to pull him from the closer role in what amounted to a mercy killing. His replacement, Bobby Howry, pitched better than Dempster, but Howry allows too many fly balls and home runs to be ideally suited to the role. (Dempster kept the ball on the ground for the most part.) At press time, Dempster is slated to begin the season once again as the Cubs closer. General manager Jim Hendry says he has confidence in him and is not looking to sign a replacement. Dempster's under contract for two more years at $5 million per, which is not setup man money. Command has always been Dempster's Achilles' heel, but he's got good enough stuff to get by with a little luck. Just keep an eye on his performance this spring and realize he'll be on a short leash.

2006

Dempster's three-year, $15.5 million deal guarantees that he'll open 2006 as the Cubs' closer, even if Kerry Wood isn't able handle starter's innings. Dempster walked too many batters last year, but he kept the ball in the park, and he averaged nearly a strikeout an inning. Moreover, his overall numbers are deceptive because they include his work in the rotation early in the season. As a reliever, Dempster converted 33 of 35 save chances and went 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA, but his 53/27 K/BB ratio in 58.1 innings isn't spectacular for a stopper.

2005

Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Dempster was fairly effective for the Cubs in a relief role down the stretch. He still needs to cut down on the walks, which has always been an issue, but keep in mind that he struck out 209 batters in 226.3 IP in 2000 (probably his last completely healthy season before his arm wore down from overuse). If the Cubs don't sign a high-profile reliever before the start of the season, he could be used as a closer or top set-up man in 2005.

2004

Dempster had Tommy John surgery to repair a complete tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in August and probably will miss the entire 2004 season. It's an open question as to which team he'll complete his rehab for.

2003

Dempster has topped the 200-inning mark three years in a row now, at ages 23, 24, and 25. His strikeout rate per nine innings pitched has declined over that time, from 8.3 to 7.3 to 6.6 last year. A strong finish in September (3-0, 2.53 ERA) leaves some cause for optimism, but until Dempster's strikeout rate stabilizes, and his control improves, he's a risk to own.