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Francisco Cordero

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Cordero did not pitch in 2013 following surgery to his left (non-throwing) shoulder. His 2012 campaign was a disaster (7.55 ERA), and he won't compete for the closer's role in Boston, but the 38-year-...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 245   DOB: 5/11/1975   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Red Sox in March of 2014.

March 29, 2014  –  Francisco Cordero News

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Cordero was released by the Red Sox on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Francisco Cordero 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 30 MAJ TEX 69 0 0 69.0 61 26 5 79 30 3 1 37 3.39 1.32
2006 31 MAJ TEX 49 0 0 48.7 48 26 5 54 16 7 4 6 4.81 1.32
2006 31 MAJ MIL 28 0 0 26.7 20 5 2 30 16 3 1 16 1.69 1.35
2006  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/MIL 77 0 0 75.3 68 31 7 84 32 10 5 22 3.70 1.33
2007 32 MAJ MIL 66 0 0 63.3 52 21 4 86 18 0 4 44 2.98 1.11
2008 33 MAJ CIN 72 0 0 70.3 61 26 6 78 38 5 4 34 3.33 1.41
2009 34 MAJ CIN 68 0 0 66.7 58 16 2 58 30 2 6 39 2.16 1.32
2010 35 MAJ CIN 75 0 0 72.7 68 31 5 59 36 6 5 40 8 1 3.84 1.43
2011 36 MAJ CIN 68 0 0 69.7 49 19 6 42 22 5 3 37 6 0 2.45 1.02
2012 37 MAJ TOR 41 0 0 34.3 48 22 7 26 14 3 5 2 3 6 5.77 1.81
2012 37 MAJ HOU 6 0 0 5.0 13 11 2 5 4 0 3 0 3 0 19.80 3.40
2012  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ TOR/HOU 47 0 0 39.3 61 33 9 31 18 3 8 2 6 6 7.55 2.01
3-Year Averages     57 0 0 54.5 55 26 7 36 20 4 5 19 6 3 4.29 1.38
Career  (View All)     800 0 0 824.7 750 310 64 796 375 47 53 329 3.38 1.36

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Francisco Cordero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201293141130502.380

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20129917731607.348

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201219.7340221079.152.19

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201219.70429825.951.83
Francisco Cordero 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 30 MAJ TEX 69 0 69.0 10.30 3.91 2.63 0.65 75.6% 3.39 3.20 .326
2006 31 MAJ TEX 49 0 48.7 9.99 2.96 3.38 0.92 1.00 64.4% 4.81 3.34 .341
2006 31 MAJ MIL 28 0 26.7 10.12 5.40 1.88 0.67 1.00 91.2% 1.69 3.78 .285
2006  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/MIL 77 0 75.3 10.04 3.82 2.63 0.84 1.00 74.2% 3.70 3.49 .322
2007 32 MAJ MIL 66 0 63.3 12.22 2.56 4.78 0.57 0.80 74.2% 2.98 2.19 .341
2008 33 MAJ CIN 72 0 70.3 9.98 4.86 2.05 0.77 0.91 78.5% 94.6 MPH 3.33 3.77 .314
2009 34 MAJ CIN 68 0 66.7 7.83 4.05 1.93 0.27 1.12 83.7% 95.0 MPH 2.16 3.25 .301
2010 35 MAJ CIN 75 0 72.7 7.31 4.46 1.64 0.62 1.28 73.7% 94.5 MPH 3.84 4.04 .302
2011 36 MAJ CIN 68 0 69.7 5.43 2.84 1.91 0.78 1.49 80% 93.0 MPH 2.45 4.19 .218
2012 37 MAJ TOR 41 0 34.3 6.82 3.67 1.86 1.83 1.10 72.7% 92.3 MPH 5.77 5.65 .367
2012 37 MAJ HOU 6 0 5.0 9.00 7.20 1.25 3.60 1.29 40% 92.3 MPH 19.80 9.40 .547
2012  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ TOR/HOU 47 0 39.3 7.09 4.12 1.72 2.06 1.13 65.7% 92.3 MPH 7.55 6.02 .394
3-Year Averages     57 0 54.5 5.94 3.30 1.80 1.16 72.1% 4.29 4.65 .290
Career     800 0 824.7 8.69 4.09 2.12 0.70 76.8% 3.38 3.69 .310

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Francisco Cordero: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cordero is considering whether to accept an assignment to Triple-A, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

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Cordero pitched a scoreless eighth inning Saturday, his seventh scoreless inning of spring. He has eight strikeouts and one walk.

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Cordero pitched a scoreless inning of relief in Sunday's exhibition game against the Pirates and has not been scored upon in four spring appearances.

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Cordero allowed two hits in a scoreless inning of relief Friday. After missing all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder, the former closer is attempting to claim a spot in Boston's bullpen.

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Cordero threw a bullpen session that was "restriction free," according to manager John Farrell, WEEI.com reports.

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Cordero is expected to participate in Tuesday's workout, the Providence Journal reports.

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Cordero signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox, which includes an invite to spring training, John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports.

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Cordero will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and is targeting a major-league return in 2014, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Even though Cordero held onto the Reds closer job for all of 2011 and posted a 2.45 ERA, there's danger lurking. His average fastball velocity dropped by 1.5 mph and his strikeout rate dropped to just 5.43 K/9IP. He significantly cut down his walk rate, and that combined with a .218 BABIP kept his ERA artificially low. If you draft him looking for a repeat in his ERA and WHIP, you're in for a rude awakening.

2011

Cordero saved 40 games in 48 attempts in 2010, but his strikeout rate continued to plummet to a new low of 7.31 batters per nine innings. Combine that with a 4.46 walks per nine innings and the presence of Aroldis Chapman in the bullpen, and you have a closer that's a bit at risk of losing his job midway through the season. Working in his favor is manager Dusty Baker, who tends to be more patient with his veterans than other managers. Bid carefully.

2010

Cordero is example No. 72,403 of why you should ignore spring training stats. While working his way back from offseason foot surgery, he got absolutely pounded over the first few weeks of spring training. Fortunately, spring training lasted longer than normal in 2009 thanks to the WBC, and Cordero finished the exhibition season strong, which carried over to his 2009 performance. A heavy workload late (he pitched five days in a row at one point in September) hurt his overall numbers, but he's comfortably in that second-tier of closers again.

2009

Cordero's walk rate nearly doubled and he struck out over two fewer batters per nine innings in his first year with the Reds. He was shut down late in September because of a bone spur in his foot, and after the fact it was revealed that he had been pitching with the condition for much of the season. He's the latest in a long series of examples of how fantasy players have to constantly deal with imperfect information. Assuming he's healthy in 2009, expect a bit of a bounceback.

2008

Cordero had one of the best seasons of his career, saving 44 games with a 2.98 ERA in 63.1 IP for Milwaukee. He looked like the most dominating closer in baseball into early June when he suddenly became much more hittable. Cordero was still an elite relief pitcher, but could never find the same stuff that he had early in the year. The Reds signed him to a four-year, $46 million contract during the offseason to be their closer in 2008, unafraid of his huge home/road split (1.09 ERA in Milwaukee, 6.55 ERA elsewhere in 2007).

2007

Cordero came to the Brewers in 2006 as part of the Carlos Lee trade and did much better than expected. He racked up 16 saves and 1.69 ERA in 26.2 innings pitched. He did walk 16 batters, so that should be of some concern heading into 2007, but he will start the season as the Milwaukee closer and will really need to pitch bad to get moved out of that role. Cordero will be a free agent after the 2007 season, so he might be trade bait in July if the Brewers are out of contention.

2006

Cordero's peripherals last year were nearly identical to his vastly superior 2004 season, with the only real difference being four extra homers allowed. He walks too many to be an elite fantasy closer, but it's hard to find much fault in 40 saves, a 3.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 80 K, which appear to be his norms.

2005

It didn't take Cordero long to get used to closing games, did it? His peripherals have sustained for three years now, and he does an excellent job of keeping the ball in the park with just seven homers allowed over the last three seasons. He's graduated to the class of elite closers.

2004

Cordero took over for Ugie Urbina as Texas' closer following Urbina's trade to Florida. He walks too many to be an elite closer, but that won't stop him from racking up saves. Jeff Zimmerman's healthy return will cloud Cordero's value in 2004, so watch Zimmerman's health reports in March.

2003

Cordero aged more than two years last April when discrepancies were found with his work visa, but pitched well after the Texas Closer Carousel landed on him in mid-June. His control started to come around and he began to dominate hitters. Durability is going to be a concern, as he has had various back and shoulder issues the last two years.