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Randy Choate

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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It's highly unlikely that Choate will return to the Cardinals in 2016 as the club had previously expressed interest in moving away from highly specialized arms in its bullpen, and Choate has been a le...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/5/1975   BORN: San Antonio, TX   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Blue Jays in March of 2016.

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Choate was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Randy Choate 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 28 AAA TUC 15 0 0 12.7 10 8 1 7 8 0 0 1 5.68 1.42
2005 29 AAA TUC 47 0 0 40.0 45 17 4 20 22 1 1 3 3.83 1.67
2005 29 MAJ ARI 8 0 0 7.0 8 7 0 4 5 0 0 0 9.00 1.86
2006 30 AAA TUC 43 1 0 45.7 39 12 0 44 10 6 0 8 2.36 1.07
2006 30 MAJ ARI 30 0 0 16.0 21 7 0 12 3 0 1 0 3.94 1.50
2007 31 AAA ROC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 31 AAA TUC 55 0 0 63.3 68 21 3 61 16 3 1 3 2.98 1.33
2007 31 MAJ ARI 2 0 0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 32 A BRE 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 32 AAA NAS 26 2 0 39.0 42 22 4 31 20 0 4 2 5.08 1.59
2009 33 AAA DUR 20 0 0 19.0 16 8 0 14 9 3 0 0 3.79 1.32
2009 33 MAJ TAM 61 0 0 36.3 28 14 4 28 11 1 0 5 3.47 1.07
2010 34 MAJ TB 85 0 0 44.7 41 21 3 40 17 4 3 0 2 18 4.23 1.30
2011 35 MAJ MIA 54 0 0 24.7 13 5 3 31 13 1 1 0 0 14 1.82 1.05
2012 36 MAJ LAD 36 0 0 13.3 13 6 1 11 9 0 0 0 0 5 4.05 1.65
2012 36 MAJ MIA 44 0 0 25.3 16 7 0 27 9 0 0 1 0 15 2.49 0.99
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/MIA 80 0 0 38.7 29 13 1 38 18 0 0 1 0 20 3.03 1.22
2013 37 MAJ STL 64 0 0 35.3 26 9 0 28 11 2 1 0 1 15 2.29 1.05
2014 38 MAJ STL 61 0 0 36.0 27 18 2 32 13 2 2 0 0 10 4.50 1.11
2015 39 MAJ STL 71 0 0 27.3 29 12 2 22 5 1 0 1 0 8 3.95 1.24
3-Year Averages     65 0 0 32.9 27 13 1 27 9 1 1 0 0 11 3.56 1.09
Career  (View All)     672 0 0 408.0 350 177 20 348 175 16 14 7 3.90 1.29

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Randy Choate Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20159418322202.265
2014882887101.093

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201523427200.333
2014604520201.385

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.710112101.981.02
201421.011022814.711.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.700010425.931.46
201415.011010514.201.20
Randy Choate 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 28 AAA TUC 15 0 12.7 4.97 5.68 0.88 0.71 58.8% 5.68 5.25 .239
2005 29 AAA TUC 47 0 40.0 4.50 4.95 0.91 0.90 79.4% 3.83 5.30 .306
2005 29 MAJ ARI 8 0 7.0 5.14 6.43 0.80 0.00 46.2% 9.00 4.27 .337
2006 30 AAA TUC 43 1 45.7 8.67 1.97 4.40 0.00 75.5% 2.36 2.00 .315
2006 30 MAJ ARI 30 0 16.0 6.75 1.69 4.00 0.00 2.17 70.8% 3.94 2.28 .388
2007 31 AAA ROC 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 31 AAA TUC 55 0 63.3 8.67 2.27 3.81 0.43 77.8% 2.98 2.88 .356
2007 31 MAJ ARI 2 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 999.99 0.00 1.000
2008 32 A BRE 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2008 32 AAA NAS 26 2 39.0 7.15 4.62 1.55 0.92 69% 5.08 4.56 .325
2009 33 AAA DUR 20 0 19.0 6.63 4.26 1.56 0.00 68% 3.79 3.15 .288
2009 33 MAJ TAM 61 0 36.3 6.94 2.72 2.55 0.99 3.14 71.4% 87.2 MPH 3.47 4.03 .244
2010 34 MAJ TB 85 0 44.7 8.06 3.43 2.35 0.60 2.74 67.3% 87.3 MPH 4.23 3.63 .307
2011 35 MAJ MIA 54 0 24.7 11.31 4.74 2.38 1.09 2.77 91.3% 86.7 MPH 1.82 4.09 .206
2012 36 MAJ LAD 36 0 13.3 7.43 6.08 1.22 0.68 4.33 76.2% 86.6 MPH 4.05 5.00 .311
2012 36 MAJ MIA 44 0 25.3 9.59 3.20 3.00 0.00 2.38 72% 86.6 MPH 2.49 2.49 .265
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/MIA 80 0 38.7 8.84 4.19 2.11 0.23 2.91 73.9% 86.6 MPH 3.03 3.01 .283
2013 37 MAJ STL 64 0 35.3 7.13 2.80 2.55 0.00 3.61 75.7% 85.8 MPH 2.29 2.72 .266
2014 38 MAJ STL 61 0 36.0 8.00 3.25 2.46 0.50 3.16 57.9% 84.5 MPH 4.50 3.64 .264
2015 39 MAJ STL 71 0 27.3 7.24 1.65 4.40 0.66 2.94 68.8% 83.7 MPH 3.95 3.75 .329
3-Year Averages     65 0 32.9 7.39 2.46 3.00 0.27 65.7% 3.56 2.77 .283
Career     672 0 408.0 7.68 3.86 1.99 0.44 68.9% 3.90 3.46 .291

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Randy Choate: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Choate signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.

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Choate struck out the only batter he faced on Friday night and was credited with the win as the Cards topped the Pirates in 10 innings.

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Choate will once again serve as the Cardinals lefty specialist as he's expected to make the opening day roster, MLB.com reports.

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Choate allowed a run in his relief outing Monday, recording just one out in the appearance.

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Choate faced nine batters Monday and recorded just two outs as he surrendered six runs on seven hits in the loss to Chicago.

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Choate took his first loss of the season, giving up one run on two hits, while recording just one out in the loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.

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Choate struck out a pair and allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings for the Cards on Wednesday afternoon.

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Choate has been solid this spring, surrendering just one hit and two walks in 5.2 scoreless innings.

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Choate pitched a perfect eighth in the Cardinals' 3-0 loss to Chicago on Thursday.

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Choate pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Choate has been effective for the Cardinals bullpen this season as their lefty specialist.

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Choate agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Choate served as the lefty specialist out of the bullpen for the Cardinals again in 2014, holding left-handed hitters to a .093/.205/.147 line on the year while posting a 4.50 ERA in 36 innings of relief. The 39-year-old is a nice consistent piece to have for the Cardinals, but he's in the final season of a three-year deal with the club. His 3.58 xFIP indicates he was probably a little unlucky in his 2014 campaign, and pairing that with an unusually low 64.0% LOB rate makes it easy to see why his ERA was a little higher than normal in 2014. If there's any value left to squeeze from Choate at this stage of his career, it's in deeper NL-only formats that reward holds.

2014

Choate is firmly entrenched as the Cardinals' lefty specialist out of the bullpen after another solid season in 2013 that saw him rack up 15 holds while posting a 2.29 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across 35.1 innings. His xFIP (3.30) suggests he wasn't quite as good as the surface numbers indicate, but that has been the case for several years now as he's grown into his specialist role. As a member of an excellent bullpen where he's only asked to get one or two outs at a time, Choate should continue to post similar numbers. He'll have some value in deep leagues that count holds as a result.

2013

Choate continued carving up opposing left-handed batters, holding them to a .158 average in 101 at-bats in 2012. Right-handers meanwhile smacked him around to the tune of a .325 mark, ensuring that he'll remain a lefty specialist despite the fact that the Cardinals signed him to a three-year, $7.5 million contract in December.

2012

The Marlins smartly used Choate as a pure LOOGY last year, and the result was outstanding ratios while averaging barely more than an out per appearance until his season ended early with elbow trouble. That role gives him very little fantasy value, though, so even if he's fully healthy don't be fooled by that glittery ERA and WHIP given the low volume of innings.

2011

Choate entered last season with the role of the left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. He filled that role more than adequately but was allowed to face too many right-handed hitters. Choate owned a 2.39 ERA against lefties, holding them to a .529 OPS and only one home run over 124 at-bats. Against righties he was routinely lit up, allowing two home runs in only 39 at-bats while holding a 8.30 ERA. He'll make for a fine lefty specialist once again; as long as he's used exclusively in that role.

2010

Choate fared well in his first year as a Ray, recording a 3.47 ERA over 36.1 innings as a situational lefty. He also had enough confidence to vulture five saves for the season. After declining their option on Brian Shouse, it's likely the Rays will bring Choate back to be the situational lefty again.

2008

Choate may be utilized as a lefty specialist in the Milwaukee bullpen, after toiling away at Triple-A Tucson and occasionally filling the same role in Arizona last season. Brewers pitching coach Mike Maddux has been able to get some effective work from Brian Shouse over the last two seasons, so Choate could be useful - just don't expect his production to yield tangible fantasy value.

2006

("situational lefty")=("Randy Choate"). He won't have a high-leverage role if he's called up, and he'll have value only in very deep NL-only leagues.

2005

Choate will compete for his usual situational lefty role in Arizona's pen this spring and won't have much roto impact.

2004

Choate, who was sent to the Expos in the Javy Vazquez deal, needed a change in organization, after being buried by Yankees manager Joe Torre for his failure to get left-handers out in tight situations. Whenever Choate has pitched at the major league level, control has been an issue. With the late March trade to Arizona, Choate will likely be used as a situational lefty out of the pen.

2003

Choate is a 27-year old lefty specialist with a career K/BB of 64/50 in 87 2/3 IP. His ERA last season was 6.04. Avoid.