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Gil Meche

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 214   DOB: 9/8/1978   BORN: Lafayette, LA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Retired from baseball in January 2011.

January 18, 2011  –  Gil Meche News

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Gil Meche 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 25 AAA TAC 10 10 0 57.0 55 32 8 45 27 1 3 0 5.05 1.44
2005 26 MAJ SEA 29 26 0 143.3 153 81 18 83 72 10 8 0 5.09 1.57
2006 27 MAJ SEA 32 32 0 186.7 183 93 24 156 84 11 8 0 4.48 1.43
2007 28 MAJ KAN 34 34 0 216.0 218 88 22 156 62 9 13 0 3.67 1.30
2008 29 MAJ KAN 34 34 0 210.3 204 93 19 183 73 14 11 0 3.98 1.32
2009 30 AAA OMA 2 2 0 8.7 3 3 0 4 7 1 1 0 3.12 1.15
2009 30 AAA OMA 2 2 0 8.7 3 3 0 4 7 1 1 0 3.12 1.15
2009 30 MAJ KAN 23 23 1 129.0 144 73 17 95 58 6 10 0 5.09 1.57
2010 31 AA NOR 4 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.25
2010 31 AAA OMA 4 1 0 8.2 10 8 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.71
2010 31 MAJ KC 20 9 0 61.7 65 39 9 41 38 0 5 0 0 6 5.69 1.67
Career  (View All)     258 243 3 1,432.3 1,441 714 176 1,050 594 84 83 0 4.49 1.42

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Gil Meche Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Gil Meche 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 25 AAA TAC 10 10 57.0 7.11 4.26 1.67 1.26 67.6% 5.05 4.92 .289
2005 26 MAJ SEA 29 26 143.3 5.21 4.52 1.15 1.13 69.6% 5.09 5.23 .296
2006 27 MAJ SEA 32 32 186.7 7.52 4.05 1.86 1.16 1.01 71.6% 4.48 4.59 .300
2007 28 MAJ KAN 34 34 216.0 6.50 2.58 2.52 0.92 1.20 74.4% 3.67 3.97 .302
2008 29 MAJ KAN 34 34 210.3 7.83 3.12 2.51 0.81 0.81 71.3% 92.3 MPH 3.98 3.71 .311
2009 30 AAA OMA 2 2 8.7 4.15 7.27 0.57 0.00 70% 3.12 4.70 .128
2009 30 AAA OMA 2 2 8.7 4.15 7.27 0.57 0.00 70% 3.12 4.70 .128
2009 30 MAJ KAN 23 23 129.0 6.63 4.05 1.64 1.19 1.33 69.7% 92.4 MPH 5.09 4.83 .321
2010 31 AA NOR 4 1 4.0 6.75 6.75 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.95 .195
2010 31 AAA OMA 4 1 8.2 6.59 4.39 1.50 1.10 46.2% 8.31 4.79 .345
2010 31 MAJ KC 20 9 61.7 5.98 5.55 1.08 1.31 1.17 68.1% 92.7 MPH 5.69 5.71 .296
Career     258 243 1,432.3 6.60 3.73 1.77 1.11 71.1% 4.49 4.62 .297

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Gil Meche: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Meche has not experienced any shoulder problems since moving to the bullpen, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Meche (shoulder) has been activated from the 60-day DL.

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The Royals are expected to activate Meche (shoulder) on Wednesday, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Meche (shoulder) is expected to return to the Royals later this week, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Meche (shoulder) will throw one inning for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Meche (shoulder) is likely to begin his rehab stint at Triple-A Omaha this weekend, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Meche (shoulder) is hoping to return to the Royals as a reliever in September, the Associated Press reports.

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Meche (shoulder) threw one inning of a simulated game on Monday, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Meche (shoulder) has opted against season-ending shoulder surgery and instead hopes to rehab and be used out of the bullpen, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Gil Meche.

2011

Meche will begin the next chapter of his career this season as he's expected to make a permanent move to the bullpen to prolong a career that has had its share of injury issues. The veteran isn't making the John Smoltz-like leap into the closer's role as the Royals already have Joakim Soria, and Ned Yost last year showed an inclination to use him earlier rather than later in games out of the bullpen, which means his fantasy value is limited.

2010

By the end of 2008, Meche looked like he would be the dominant force the Royals envisioned after signing him to a five-year, $50 million deal in 2006. However, 2009 proved to be a lackluster season for Meche as it was cut short due to shoulder inflammation. Meche finished with a record of 6-10 with a 5.09 ERA in just 23 starts before being shut down in August. He struggled with consistency and was very hittable giving up 10.0 H/9IP and leading us to wonder how long his shoulder was bothering him? Meche typically is in the top half of the league in strikeouts, which provides good value to fantasy owners. He has been the subject of a few trade rumors, but the Royals are likely to hold onto him. If healthy, Meche provides a solid one-two punch with ace Zack Greinke.

2009

General manager Dayton Moore seems to be getting the last laugh two years into Meche’s five-year, $50 million deal. Meche ranked fifth in the AL with 183 strikeouts, seventh with 210.1 innings pitched and eighth with 7.83 K/9IP. If an atrocious April was thrown out of the equation, he would have had a 13-7 record with a 3.36 ERA, just 13 home runs allowed and a .243 BAA. Note that Meche allowed more flyballs than groundballs on the season, but that number has historically been flipped, so we are not all that concerned. He should be nearing his prime as he inches near age 30, and Meche will remain in one of the Royals’ top two rotation spots next to Zack Grienke.

2008

The laughingstock signing of last winter actually pitched up to his contract in 2007, leading the team's starters in ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched. He also left games with the lead or the game tied nine times in 2007. Part of the transformation from a fourth starter to ace was the development and control of a changeup and cutter, while changing the way his foot lands in his delivery. He finished the year by allowing no more than three runs in his last 10 starts, which points to a similar performance in 2008.

2007

Gil Meche, thy name is inconsistency. After ten years of waiting for the No. 1 draft pick to turn into the staff ace, the Mariners ran out patience with Meche, he of the mid-90s fastball and power curveball. The Royals decided in December they'd take a spin on the Meche-mobile, signing the nerve-racking pitcher to a whopping five-year, $55 million contract. Meche can be effective at times, but is utterly undependable from one game—nay, one inning—to the next. Apparently, the Royals think they can crack this nut. If so, it'll make Meche a fantasy bargain. But who wants to gamble on that?

2006

The Mariners' patience with Meche has just about run out. Shoulder, elbow and knee injuries contributed to a rotten season (5.09 ERA, 1.57 WHIP). But for a pitcher who has a mid-90s fastball and a power curveball, 72 walks to 83 strikeouts is mind blowing. And in his mind might be where most of Meche's problem's lie. His inconsistency is maddening. He allowed three runs or less in back-to-back outings only six times in 25 starts before his season was cut short in September. The Mariners might not bring him back given any reliable alternatives.

2005

After starting last season 1-5 with a 7.06 ERA in 10 starts, Meche turned around his season in the second half, though it took a trip to Triple-A Tacoma to straighten him out. During his nearly two-month stint at Tacoma, he changed his windup, keeping his hands at his waist rather than chest-high, which improved his lacking control. Before his demotion, his K/BB ratio was 1.4/1, but in 13 starts after his return, it was 3.2/1 and he went 6-2 with a 3.95 ERA.

2004

Meche rebounded from consecutive lost seasons due to shoulder injuries to have an impressive 2003. Meche (15-13) was the first pitcher in 50 years to win more than 14 games after a two-year absence. Fatigue seemed to be an issue down the stretch, but wasn't near the problem critics warned it would be. He lost 10 of his final 16 starts, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The Mariners scored two runs or less in eight of those losses and one run or less in six. Still, his 6.08 second-half ERA is a worry. Can Meche withstand another near 200-inning season? He could make for great trade bait if he is dumped before fatigue sets in.

2003

Meche couldn't recover from an arm injury that caused him to miss the 2001 season, so he hasn't pitched in the majors in two seasons. If he stars in spring training, he could find a spot as a No. 5 starter.