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Octavio Dotel

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/25/1973
BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Octavio Dotel Contract Information:

The Tigers exercised Dotel's $3.5 million contract option for 2013 in October of 2012.

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Octavio Dotel 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 OAK 15 0 0 15.3 10 6 2 16 11 1 2 7 3.52 1.37
2006 32 AA TRE 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2006 32 AAA COL 5 0 0 5.3 6 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.13
2006 32 MAJ NYY 14 0 0 10.0 18 12 2 7 11 0 0 0 10.80 2.90
2007 33 AA WIC 3 1 0 3.0 2 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 3.00 0.67
2007 33 MAJ KAN 24 0 0 23.0 24 10 3 29 11 2 1 11 3.91 1.52
2007 33 MAJ ATL 9 0 0 7.7 5 4 1 12 1 0 0 0 4.70 0.78
2007  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ KAN/ATL 33 0 0 30.7 29 14 4 41 12 2 1 11 4.11 1.34
2008 34 MAJ CHA 72 0 0 67.0 52 28 12 92 29 4 4 1 3.76 1.21
2009 35 MAJ CHA 62 0 0 62.3 54 23 7 75 36 3 3 0 3.32 1.44
2010 36 MAJ LAD 19 0 0 18.7 11 7 3 21 11 1 1 1 1 3 3.38 1.18
2010 36 MAJ PIT 41 0 0 40.0 35 19 5 48 17 2 2 21 5 0 4.28 1.30
2010 36 MAJ COL 8 0 0 5.3 6 3 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 5.06 1.88
2010  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/PIT/COL 68 0 0 64.0 52 29 9 75 32 3 4 22 6 4 4.08 1.31
2011 37 MAJ STL 29 0 0 24.7 16 9 1 32 5 3 3 2 0 5 3.28 0.85
2011 37 MAJ TOR 36 0 0 29.3 20 12 5 30 12 2 1 1 0 4 3.68 1.09
2011  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ STL/TOR 65 0 0 54.0 36 21 6 62 17 5 4 3 0 9 3.50 0.98
2012 38 MAJ DET 57 0 0 58.0 50 23 3 62 12 5 3 1 3 11 3.57 1.07
2013 39 A+ LAK 3 2 0 4.2 9 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.71 2.14
2013 39 R GUL 3 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 39 AAA TOL 3 0 0 1.1 3 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 4.55
2013 39 MAJ DET 6 0 0 4.7 10 7 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 3.00
3-Year Averages     42 0 0 38.9 32 17 3 42 11 3 2 1 1 6 3.93 1.11
Career  (View All)     758 34 0 951.0 765 399 117 1,143 412 59 50 109 3.78 1.24

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Octavio Dotel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312213000.273
20128919823620.288

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316237310.538
201214543427413.197

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.70003206.752.63
201230.040029423.300.90

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.000012022.503.50
201228.013133813.861.25
Octavio Dotel 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 OAK 15 0 15.3 9.39 6.46 1.45 1.17 78.9% 3.52 5.03 .227
2006 32 AA TRE 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2006 32 AAA COL 5 0 5.3 13.50 0.00 0.00 1.69 80% 3.38 3.20 .415
2006 32 MAJ NYY 14 0 10.0 6.30 9.90 0.64 1.80 1.00 63% 10.80 7.81 .430
2007 33 AA WIC 3 1 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 3.00 0.53 .310
2007 33 MAJ KAN 24 0 23.0 11.35 4.30 2.64 1.17 0.82 78.1% 3.91 3.86 .369
2007 33 MAJ ATL 9 0 7.7 14.09 1.17 12.00 1.17 0.82 40% 4.70 2.17 .294
2007  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ KAN/ATL 33 0 30.7 12.03 3.52 3.42 1.17 0.82 73% 4.11 3.43 .355
2008 34 MAJ CHA 72 0 67.0 12.36 3.90 3.17 1.61 0.74 76.8% 92.5 MPH 3.76 4.12 .292
2009 35 MAJ CHA 62 0 62.3 10.83 5.20 2.08 1.01 0.68 80.7% 92.6 MPH 3.32 4.04 .318
2010 36 MAJ LAD 19 0 18.7 10.12 5.30 1.91 1.45 0.64 78.9% 91.7 MPH 3.38 4.81 .202
2010 36 MAJ PIT 41 0 40.0 10.80 3.83 2.82 1.13 0.57 70.2% 91.7 MPH 4.28 3.93 .316
2010 36 MAJ COL 8 0 5.3 10.13 6.75 1.50 1.69 0.56 77.8% 91.7 MPH 5.06 5.64 .356
2010  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/PIT/COL 68 0 64.0 10.55 4.50 2.34 1.27 0.59 73.3% 91.7 MPH 4.08 4.23 .290
2011 37 MAJ STL 29 0 24.7 11.68 1.82 6.40 0.36 0.79 60% 91.5 MPH 3.28 1.74 .285
2011 37 MAJ TOR 36 0 29.3 9.20 3.68 2.50 1.53 0.51 74.1% 91.5 MPH 3.68 4.80 .222
2011  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ STL/TOR 65 0 54.0 10.33 2.83 3.65 1.00 0.61 68.1% 91.5 MPH 3.50 3.32 .249
2012 38 MAJ DET 57 0 58.0 9.62 1.86 5.17 0.47 1.03 66.1% 92.4 MPH 3.57 2.41 .316
2013 39 A+ LAK 3 2 4.2 4.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 55.6% 7.71 2.25 .478
2013 39 R GUL 3 2 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2013 39 AAA TOL 3 0 1.1 24.55 16.36 1.50 0.00 60% 13.50 3.20 .967
2013 39 MAJ DET 6 0 4.7 7.71 7.71 1.00 0.00 1.33 50% 89.5 MPH 13.50 4.06 .522
3-Year Averages     42 0 38.9 9.72 2.55 3.82 0.69 65% 3.93 2.89 .300
Career     758 34 951.0 10.82 3.90 2.77 1.11 73.4% 3.78 3.74 .296

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Octavio Dotel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dotel (elbow) recently had a PRP injection in his elbow and is targeting a return to pitching in the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

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Dotel (elbow) is "99.9 percent" certain to be shut down for the remainder of the season, according to manager Jim Leyland, MLive.com reports.

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Dotel (elbow) was forced from a rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo on Friday with an apparent arm issue, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Dotel (elbow) suffered only a bruise after being hit on the thigh by a groundball during a rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Toledo, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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Dotel, working his way back from an elbow injury, left Tuesday's rehab appearance at Triple-A Toledo after being hit by a comebacker, MLB.com reports.

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Dotel (elbow) hurled a scoreless inning of relief for Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

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Dotel (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred from Single-A Lakeland to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, MLive.com reports.

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Dotel's (elbow) rehab assignment was transferred from the GCL to High-A Lakeland on Monday, MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Octavio Dotel.

2013

Dotel provided the Tigers with the middle-relief depth they coveted during his first season in Motown, finishing 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 62:12 K:BB ratio in 57 appearances. Detroit was pleased enough to exercise Dotel's $3.5 million option, which will keep him in their bullpen for the 2013 season. The 39-year-old reliever figures to play another mid-to-late inning role for Detroit, but he's one of a handful of names that could factor into the mix at closer if a veteran option is not brought in to do the job. That said, Dotel has not been asked to close games since 2010, and his struggles against left-handed hitters (.288/.360/.371) suggest he is better suited to work in a situational role earlier in games.

2012

When the Cardinals finally decided to rid themselves of Colby Rasmus in July, Dotel was one of the more important pieces they received in return. Dotel didn't disappoint, posting five holds, two saves, three wins, an 0.851 WHIP and an outstanding 32:5 K:BB ratio in his two months with the Redbirds. He may be 38, but he's still practically unhittable against right-handers. The Tigers picked him up to pitch in the seventh or eighth inning, and he could find himself in high-leverage situations again in 2012.

2011

Dotel spent time with the Pirates, Dodgers, and Rockies in 2010. He maintained a 10.0 K/9IP through each stop, but his walk rate spiked with each move (although he only pitched 5.1 innings for Colorado). His walk rate in general is concerning as it was 3.90 BB/9IP or higher for the third straight season. He signed with Toronto in the offseason. With his experience and ability to still get righties out (.226 batting average against), he could win the closer role or figure prominently into the mix for saves.

2010

Dotel picked up 16 holds as one of the White Sox�s top setup men in 2009, but the team�s confidence in him waned as the season progressed. His 1.444 WHIP was his highest full-season total in nearly a decade, and his 10.8 K/9IP was his lowest since 2003. Pitch f/x data shows that he did not lose too much velocity, but he increasingly chose a cutter over his fastball. He appeared in 10 fewer games in 2009 than 2008 despite being healthy. He will be setting up elsewhere in 2010.

2009

The long ball bugaboo that has occasionally haunted Dotel got him good last year, even as he was showing the power pitching that made him a dominant reliever with the Astros in the early part of the decade. He's first in line to close should Bobby Jenks be traded, and even without many save opportunities, he is worth a roster spot in strikeout leagues as a staff filler.

2008

Dotel had an up and down season but showed he's still a top reliever when healthy and can be a productive fantasy pitcher at the back end of a bullpen. After Tommy John surgery in 2005 and just 14 appearances in 2006, Dotel's elbow was sound but he missed the first two months with a strained oblique muscle. Once healthy, he saved 11 games as Kansas City's closer before he was traded to Atlanta. He then pitched just nine games with the Braves before his season ended due to a shoulder strain. While Dotel showed his elbow was finally back to full strength, he remains injury prone. But his 41:12 K:BB ratio in 30.2 innings shows he's reliable when healthy. He could prove to be a bargain if he lands in a bullpen with an opportunity to close games.

2007

The Royals have brought in Dotel to serve as their closer, after dealing Ambiorix Burgos to the Mets for starter Brian Bannister this winter. Dotel made just 14 appearances for the Yankees last season, but for a club looking to re-acquire the confidence of its fan base, Dotel is a gamble worth the risk given his proven track record as a closer. Keep a close eye on his progress this spring, as he'll be a great value on draft day if he can harness his nasty slider and return to his pre-Tommy John form.

2006

Dotel was limited to just 15 appearances before Tommy John surgery forced him to the sidelines. The Yankees took a chance on him this offseason, however, and hope to see him pitching again in a setup role, along with Kyle Farnsworth, by June.

2005

Nagging back and elbow injuries and a few gopher balls hurt Dotel's overall numbers, but he remains an elite closer. He still allows far fewer hits than innings and his K/IP and K/BB ratios remain strong. He's the type of closer the cost-conscious A's might spend on to keep around past his arbitration years.

2004

Dotel, who has had three tremendous seasons in a row as the Astros' top setup man, now assumes the closer role following the Billy Wagner trade and immediately becomes one of the top closers in the league. But before you bid the extra dollar on him, pay attention to two negative trends. His HR:9IP rate has steadily increased over the last three years, from .43 to .65 to .93 last year. His strikeout rate has decreased correspondingly, from 12.43 to 10.91 to 10.03 last year. Mind you, the 2003 ratios in both categories are still *good*, just not up to the excellent standards set by Dotel in previous years.

2003

Dotel perhaps has been the best relief pitcher in baseball the last two seasons. He's one relief pitcher that's worth bidding up on even without the guarantee of save opportunities, as he throws enough innings for his low ERA and WHIP to make a significant impact. Dotel's one potential weakness is his mechanics he had a rough patch in April that was attributed to his being out of tune with his mechanics. Should that re-occur, remain patient and ride out the storm.