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Danys Baez

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/10/1977   BORN: Pinar del Rio, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Danys Baez Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Phillies in December 2009 worth $5.25 million.

February 27, 2012  –  Danys Baez News

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Baez has decided to retire, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports.

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Danys Baez 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 27 MAJ TAM 67 0 0 72.3 66 23 7 51 30 5 4 41 2.86 1.33
2006 28 MAJ LOS 46 0 0 49.7 53 24 3 29 11 5 5 9 4.35 1.29
2006 28 MAJ ATL 11 0 0 10.0 7 6 0 10 6 0 1 0 5.40 1.30
2006  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ LOS/ATL 57 0 0 59.7 60 30 3 39 17 5 6 9 4.53 1.29
2007 29 AA BOW 3 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2007 29 MAJ BAL 53 0 0 50.3 50 36 8 29 29 0 6 3 6.44 1.57
2009 31 MAJ BAL 59 0 0 71.7 59 32 8 40 22 4 6 0 4.02 1.13
2010 32 AAA Leh 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2010 32 MAJ PHI 51 0 0 47.7 55 29 6 28 23 3 4 0 2 6 5.48 1.64
2011 33 MAJ PHI 29 0 0 36.0 43 25 5 18 13 2 4 0 1 0 6.25 1.56
3-Year Averages MAJ   29 0 0 36.0 43 25 5 18 13 2 4 0 1 0 6.25 1.56
Career  (View All) MAJ   490 26 0 646.7 618 315 66 453 268 35 54 114 4.38 1.37

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Danys Baez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2011638718403.327

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201110010625402.272

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201123.711012523.041.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201112.313068312.412.51
Danys Baez 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 27 MAJ TAM 67 0 72.3 6.35 3.73 1.70 0.87 82% 2.86 4.33 .278
2006 28 MAJ LOS 46 0 49.7 5.26 1.99 2.64 0.54 0.81 65.6% 4.35 3.50 .310
2006 28 MAJ ATL 11 0 10.0 9.00 5.40 1.67 0.00 0.81 53.8% 5.40 3.06 .278
2006  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ LOS/ATL 57 0 59.7 5.88 2.56 2.29 0.45 0.81 63.5% 4.53 3.43 .306
2007 29 AA BOW 3 0 4.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 2.25 100% 2.25 5.95 .216
2007 29 MAJ BAL 53 0 50.3 5.19 5.19 1.00 1.43 1.75 60.6% 6.44 5.90 .271
2009 31 MAJ BAL 59 0 71.7 5.02 2.76 1.82 1.00 2.74 67.1% 93.4 MPH 4.02 4.49 .239
2010 32 AAA Leh 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 9.00 3.20 .415
2010 32 MAJ PHI 51 0 47.7 5.29 4.34 1.22 1.13 2.12 68.1% 93.9 MPH 5.48 5.30 .315
2011 33 MAJ PHI 29 0 36.0 4.50 3.25 1.38 1.25 2.23 60.8% 92.4 MPH 6.25 5.34 .313
3-Year Averages MAJ   29 0 36.0 4.50 3.25 1.38 1.25 60.8% 6.25 5.09 .313
Career MAJ   490 26 646.7 6.30 3.73 1.69 0.92 69.6% 4.38 4.41 .287

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Worst Matchups for Danys Baez (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Victor Martinez DET 7 6 0 4 0 0 0 .857 1.143 2.000
Nick Swisher CLE 7 3 2 2 2 1 0 .429 1.286 1.841
Alex Rios TEX 14 7 1 2 3 3 0 .500 .929 1.517
Bobby Abreu NY-N 7 4 0 3 2 0 0 .571 .571 1.238
Jason Giambi CLE 13 4 2 5 2 4 0 .308 .769 1.169
Robinson Cano SEA 10 4 0 2 0 0 0 .400 .700 1.100
David Ortiz BOS 17 4 2 4 2 5 0 .235 .706 1.022
Carl Crawford LA 19 7 0 0 1 3 1 .368 .526 .926
Torii Hunter DET 13 3 1 2 2 0 0 .231 .462 .873
Aramis Ramirez MIL 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .571 .857

Best Matchups for Danys Baez (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Reed Johnson MIA 7 2 0 2 0 1 1 .286 .286 .571
Ramon Santiago CIN 9 2 0 0 0 2 1 .222 .222 .444
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 16 2 0 2 5 4 0 .125 .125 .443
Lyle Overbay MIL 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .286 .429
Paul Konerko CHI-A 21 3 0 3 1 5 0 .143 .190 .399
Derek Jeter NY-A 25 4 0 1 2 3 1 .160 .160 .382
Carlos Beltran NY-A 11 1 0 1 2 2 0 .091 .091 .322
Miguel Olivo LA 9 1 0 0 1 1 1 .111 .111 .311
Dustin Pedroia BOS 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .282
Marco Scutaro SF 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .091 .182

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Danys Baez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Baez has been released, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Baez was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday, Baseball America reports.

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Baez is getting at least three days off after his 73-pitch outing Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Baez pitched his third consecutive scoreless inning of the spring Tuesday. He told the Philadelphia Daily News that he thinks he has fixed his delivery.

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Manager Charlie Manuel said Baez needs to display better control this spring but that the righty isn't pitching for a job, the Phillies' official site reports.

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The Phillies want Baez to focus on pitching down in the strike zone this spring, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Baez did not make the Phillies' NLDS roster, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Baez began last season as a sleeper candidate for saves as he was considered next in line behind Ryan Madson, who was filling in for injured closer Brad Lidge. Unfortunately for the Phillies, Baez struggled, and by the end of the season manager Charlie Manuel was hardly using him outside of mop up duty. The outlook for 2011 is not good for him as a result. He has not cut his walk rate over the years and can no longer overpower hitters to get himself out of the trouble he creates by issuing free passes. Baez should have a role in middle relief for the Phillies this year if he can put together a decent spring training. A poor camp may be all the Phillies need to decide to cut their losses and buy out the remaining year on Baez's contract.

2010

Baez's elbow felt no ill effects from Tommy John surgery in 2009 as he was very reliable in Baltimore's bullpen, though his strikeout rate remains a concern. He'll have a set-up role in Philadelphia and may even get the occasional chance to close if Brad Lidge falters again.

2009

Since Baez does not appear to have a shot at closing, he wants to move to the Orioles' rotation. He was a solid prospect as a starter in Cleveland's system before being converted to a closer. Since the Orioles have no idea what the rotation will look like aside from Jeremy Guthrie, it doesn't hurt to throw Baez's name in the mix, but Baez should not be selected in most leagues, considering that he's also working his way back from missing all of 2007 because of elbow surgery.

2008

Baez will miss most, if not all, of the 2008 season following Tommy John surgery in September. The O's paid a very expensive lesson in signing Baez, Chad Bradford, Jamie Walker and Scott Williamson to big money deals prior to the 2007 season, only to end up no better off.

2007

Baez was traded to the Dodgers from Tampa Bay before the start of last season and lost his status as a big league closer. He worked as set-up man for the Dodgers, with a short tenure of sharing closing duties with Takashi Saito. He was traded to the Braves in July and struggled and then his season ended in August due to an appendectomy. Despite his high-90s fastball, Baez has neither the strikeout rate nor control to live up to his earlier reputation as a "proven" closer. He'll serve as a primary set-up man for the Orioles.

2006

The best clutch closer in baseball last year, really. The Bill James Baseball Handbook breaks saves down into "easy," "regular" and "tough" saves based on the situation when the closer enters the game. Baez was eighth in the majors with 41 saves overall last year, but when "easy" saves (pitching one inning or less, and the first batter faced isn't the tying or go-ahead run) are taken out of the mix, Baez led the bigs with 22 net regular or tough saves. However, with Baez routinely being asked to pitch multiple innings on consecutive days, the extra workload wound up hurting some of his peripherals. Baez isn't a marquee name on the closer cheatsheet, but if he gets a chance to pitch regularly in the ninth, he'll provide value.

2005

Baez converted 30 saves in 33 chances last year, fourth in the league by percentage. He also held opponents to a .198 batting average with runners on base in 2004, which was ninth among AL relievers. If his team gives him ninth-inning opportunities, Baez will produce. He's helped a little by the Rays' park and their good outfield defense, so be aware of that if he winds up elsewhere.

2004

Signed with the Devil Rays in the offseason after being effectively fired by Cleveland, and he'll start the season as the closer in Tampa Bay.

2003

Baez pitched effectively as a closer after taking over for Wickman on Aug. 27. He made 13 appearances and was 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA and was 6-for-8 in save opportunities. He was superb in relief in 2001 as well, using a 98 mph fastball to compile a 5-3 record with a 2.50 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 50 innings.