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Josh Beckett

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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A finger injury limited Beckett to just eight starts of 5.19 ERA ball in 2013, and he ultimately underwent season-ending surgery in July to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Beckett will enter spring tr...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 5/15/1980   BORN: Spring, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Beckett Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract extension with the Red Sox in April 2010.

April 15, 2014  –  Josh Beckett News

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Beckett allowed just two hits in five innings of shutout ball Tuesday against the Giants. He did walk five, however, while sitting down four in a no-decision.

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Josh Beckett 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 25 MAJ FLA 29 29 1 178.7 153 67 14 166 58 15 8 0 3.38 1.18
2006 26 MAJ BOS 33 33 0 204.7 191 114 36 158 74 16 11 0 5.01 1.29
2007 27 MAJ BOS 30 30 0 200.7 189 73 17 194 40 20 7 0 3.27 1.14
2008 28 MAJ BOS 27 27 0 174.3 173 78 18 172 34 12 10 0 4.03 1.19
2009 29 MAJ BOS 32 32 2 212.3 198 91 25 199 55 17 6 0 3.86 1.19
2010 30 AAA Paw 2 2 0 8.0 7 4 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2010 30 MAJ BOS 21 21 0 127.7 151 82 20 116 45 6 6 0 0 0 5.78 1.54
2011 31 MAJ BOS 30 30 1 193.0 146 62 21 175 52 13 7 0 0 0 2.89 1.03
2012 32 MAJ LAD 7 7 0 43.0 43 14 5 38 14 2 3 0 0 0 2.93 1.33
2012 32 MAJ BOS 21 21 0 127.3 131 74 16 94 38 5 11 0 0 0 5.23 1.33
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAD/BOS 28 28 0 170.3 174 88 21 132 52 7 14 0 0 0 4.65 1.33
2013 33 MAJ LAD 8 8 0 43.3 50 25 8 41 15 0 5 0 0 0 5.19 1.50
2014 34 A+ Ran 1 1 0 4.0 5 3 2 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 2.00
2014 34 MAJ LAD 2 2 0 9.0 7 4 1 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.00 1.44
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Josh Beckett
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 22 0 135.6 123 58 16 116 39 6 8 0 0 0 3.85 1.20
Career  (View All) MAJ   317 314 5 1,944.3 1807 851 222 1803 596 132 100 0 3.94 1.24

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Josh Beckett Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 15 @SF 5.0 2 0 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.44
Apr. 9 Det 4.0 5 5 4 1 1 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
9.0 7 5 4 1 6 9 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.00 1.44
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
9.0 7 5 4 1 6 9 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.00 1.44
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
9.0 7 5 4 1 6 9 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.00 1.44

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Josh Beckett Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201398191127603.318
201239773349918413.280
2011451102377517010.186

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139722423605.261
20123335918751418.245
20113167315716011.245

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201324.3030251045.551.64
201283.0450662284.451.29
201189.7620872592.711.08

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201319.002016544.741.32
201287.33906630134.841.36
2011103.37508827123.050.98
Josh Beckett 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 25 MAJ FLA 29 29 178.7 8.36 2.92 2.86 0.71 73.1% 3.38 3.37 .292
2006 26 MAJ BOS 33 33 204.7 6.95 3.25 2.14 1.58 1.12 65.9% 5.01 5.06 .270
2007 27 MAJ BOS 30 30 200.7 8.70 1.79 4.85 0.76 1.18 73.6% 3.27 2.99 .316
2008 28 MAJ BOS 27 27 174.3 8.88 1.76 5.06 0.93 0.95 68.3% 94.3 MPH 4.03 3.17 .327
2009 29 MAJ BOS 32 32 212.3 8.43 2.33 3.62 1.06 1.41 71.1% 94.3 MPH 3.86 3.66 .302
2010 30 AAA Paw 2 2 8.0 7.88 1.13 7.00 2.25 66.7% 4.50 5.08 .243
2010 30 MAJ BOS 21 21 127.7 8.18 3.17 2.58 1.41 1.44 64.8% 93.5 MPH 5.78 4.66 .349
2011 31 MAJ BOS 30 30 193.0 8.16 2.42 3.37 0.98 1.00 76.8% 93.1 MPH 2.89 3.75 .253
2012 32 MAJ LAD 7 7 43.0 7.95 2.93 2.71 1.05 1.55 82.7% 91.5 MPH 2.93 3.92 .313
2012 32 MAJ BOS 21 21 127.3 6.64 2.69 2.47 1.13 1.08 62.1% 91.5 MPH 5.23 4.37 .303
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAD/BOS 28 28 170.3 6.97 2.75 2.54 1.11 1.17 67.3% 91.5 MPH 4.65 4.20 .305
2013 33 MAJ LAD 8 8 43.3 8.52 3.12 2.73 1.66 1.20 70.2% 92.0 MPH 5.19 4.82 .341
2014 34 A+ Ran 1 1 4.0 11.25 6.75 1.67 4.50 83.3% 6.75 9.45 .323
2014 34 MAJ LAD 2 2 9.0 9.00 6.00 1.50 1.00 1.38 75% 92.8 MPH 4.00 5.31 .268
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Josh Beckett
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 22 135.6 7.70 2.59 2.97 1.06 71.2% 3.85 3.89 .287
Career MAJ   317 314 1,944.3 8.35 2.76 3.03 1.03 71.2% 3.94 3.78 .301

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2014 Stat Review for Josh Beckett    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.00 K/9
GREAT
6.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.38 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
WEAK
1.44 WHIP
POOR
5.31 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.268 BABIP
LOW
75.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Josh Beckett (by OPS against, min 18 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Hamilton ANA 23 10 3 11 3 4 0 .435 .913 1.413
Adam Lind TOR 22 10 1 5 3 4 0 .455 .773 1.293
Curtis Granderson NY-N 37 11 3 5 7 14 2 .297 .676 1.098
Aaron Hill AZ 38 15 1 8 2 5 0 .395 .658 1.097
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 18 7 0 1 3 5 1 .389 .611 1.087
Chris Davis BAL 19 7 1 4 1 3 0 .368 .632 1.032
Matt Holliday STL 20 7 1 2 0 3 1 .350 .650 1.031
Hunter Pence SF 19 8 1 2 0 4 1 .421 .579 1.000
Robinson Cano SEA 76 25 3 14 6 14 3 .329 .579 .972
Torii Hunter DET 22 8 1 4 2 4 0 .364 .545 .945

Best Matchups for Josh Beckett (by OPS against, min 18 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brett Gardner NY-A 38 8 0 1 1 11 0 .211 .237 .468
Alberto Callaspo OAK 19 3 0 1 1 4 0 .158 .263 .463
Adrian Beltre TEX 32 6 0 1 1 10 0 .188 .219 .425
Ben Zobrist TB 26 4 0 3 2 6 1 .154 .192 .399
Adam LaRoche WAS 20 3 0 3 1 6 0 .150 .200 .390
Jose Molina TB 28 5 0 1 0 8 2 .179 .179 .357
Dioner Navarro TOR 28 4 0 1 1 9 2 .143 .143 .343
Matt Joyce TB 18 2 0 0 0 6 3 .111 .111 .222
David Wright NY-N 18 1 0 0 2 3 0 .056 .056 .206
Jeff Francoeur SD 19 1 0 0 1 5 0 .053 .053 .153

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Josh Beckett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Beckett's next start will come Tuesday in San Francisco.

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Beckett lasted just four innings in his first start of the season.

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Beckett (thumb) was reinstated from the disabled list and will start Wednesday's game against the Tigers, the Dodgers' official Twitter feed reports.

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Manager Don Mattingly said Beckett (thumb) "looks like our guy for [Wednesday]."

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Two days after tweaking his ankle in a start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Beckett -- who had been dealing with a thumb injury -- threw a bullpen session Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Beckett (thumb/ankle) is at risk of missing Wednesday's start against the Tigers, Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Beckett (thumb) is nursing a sore ankle, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Beckett (thumb) left his rehab start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in the fifth inning after suffering an apparent leg injury, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Beckett's 4.65 ERA is obviously disappointing, but moving from the AL East to the NL West doesn't hurt a starting pitcher's stock one bit. In seven starts for the Dodgers, Beckett compiled a 2.93 ERA while his strikeout rate rose from 6.6 K/9 with the Red Sox to a mark more in line with his career average - 8.0. The velocity on Beckett's fastball dipped for the fourth straight year in 2012, and it was a steep drop - 91.5 mph vs. 93.1 in 2011. Still, being in the division he's in should allow him to retain a fair amount of fantasy value in 2013, even if he's no longer ace material.

2012

From a statistical perspective, Beckett had one of the most successful seasons of his career, finishing with an ERA less than 3.00 and a WHIP hovering around 1.00. Unfortunately, he was caught up in the season-ending fade with allegations of drinking in the clubhouse and poor conditioning. As Beckett has become a leader of the pitching staff, he's come under scrutiny for setting a clubhouse atmosphere that contributed, in part, to the September collapse. For better or worse, the Red Sox signed Beckett through the 2014 season and he'll be in the starting rotation come April. Avoiding injuries, perhaps through better conditioning, will be a key for Beckett, who has pitched more than 200 innings just once in last four seasons.

2011

Other than securing a four-year commitment from Boston, the 2010 season was not too kind to Beckett, who dealt with a back injury that kept him out of action for two months. Upon returning, he struggled with his fastball command and inability to get his curveball over the plate. Even when healthy, good-hitting teams teed off on Beckett and teams that see him often in the AL East tend to hit him well. All that Boston can hope for is focused offseason preparation from Beckett, a creature of habit who will no longer have pitching coach John Farrell. He will have Jason Varitek on board, a catcher he's very comfortable with, but questions certainly abound entering the 2011 season even though he'll return as one of Boston's top-three starters.

2010

Beckett bounced back from an injury-plagued 2008 season to post some very good numbers last season. For the third time in four seasons with Boston, Beckett topped the 200-inning mark. Like his best seasons, Beckett was dominant for stretches, especially during summer. Some mechanical flaws surfaced in late August, but the Red Sox have one of the best pitching coaches (John Farrell) in the game and those flaws were quickly corrected. He's a power pitcher for sure, but has learned to spot the breaking ball during his years in Boston and should return as a top-of-the-rotation starter in 2010. This is a contract year for Beckett, who, at 29, still has some innings left in his arm. Playing for an organization that handles its pitchers carefully, Beckett is in a position to repeat his success of recent years.

2009

Beckett's dominating 2007 season gave way to a sometimes-dominant, sometimes-not pitcher during the 2008 season before a right arm injury cropped up in August. He avoided any serious damage to the arm, but he was clearly not the same overpowering pitcher in his September and postseason starts. We'll be waiting on word of his offseason training to see how the arm is doing, but knowing his makeup, we're betting on Beckett coming back with a vengeance in 2009. If healthy, he'll be the Red Sox' number one starter.

2008

Beckett became Boston's best starter in 2007 and finished second in the Cy Young voting when he relied less on his fastball. He cut his home runs allowed from 36 to 17 and walks from 74 to 40, and all his rate numbers fell nicely into place. His dominant postseason (as well as his World Series performance for the Marlins in 2003) has cast him as a big-game pitcher. He'll be Boston's No. 1 starter for the foreseeable future.

2007

Despite his 16-11 record, Beckett had a disastrous year. He gave up a whopping 36 home runs, tied for second-most in baseball. His 5.01 ERA was eighth-worst among all qualified AL pitchers, and he allowed the ninth-most earned runs in all of baseball. The only good news about Beckett's year -- besides the 16 wins -- is that he pitched more than 200 innings for the first time in his career. It seems that he's moved past the blister problems that had previously plagued him. Beckett's age (27 in May), relative health and live arm offer some cause for optimism, along with a Red Sox lineup that will give him strong run support. Beckett's numbers should improve in 2007, if only because they really can't get any worse.

2006

Beckett set a career high for innings, wins and strikeouts in 2005, but still didn't hold up for a full season, and the Marlins finally got tired of waiting for him to fully realize his vast potential. Now in Boston, he'll have better run support than Florida could muster for him, but also a lesser defense behind him and a much less friendly home ballpark. If this is the year he puts it all together, he's going to have to do it on his own.

2005

Beckett had another disappointing season in 2004 as he landed on the DL three times with blister problems and a back injury. He still has outstanding control and a strikeout rate that should make him an elite pitcher. One of these years he'll stay healthy and challenge for a Cy Young. The question is how much are you willing to pay to find out if this is the year?

2004

His 2003 will forever be defined by his Game 6 shutout to clinch the World Series, but Beckett was pretty good before that, too. He set career highs in innings and strikeouts despite more blister problems and an elbow injury that had the Marlins collectively holding their breath. The first year he stays healthy, he becomes an instant favorite for the Cy Young.

2003

Of the chronic injuries a young pitcher can have, blisters probably don't rank as one of the five worst. Beckett still struck out better than a batter an inning despite not being able to grip the baseball properly, and if he can get the blister problem resolved he's the kind of talent who can post a 15 K game or a no-hitter any time, anywhere. Of course if the blisters do clear up, then he'll have to worry about Jeff Torborg working his arm down to the nub, but first things first.