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Roy Oswalt

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Desperate for answers at the back end of their rotation, the Rockies signed Oswalt to a minor league deal in May, eventually calling him up in June once he had regained some arm strength. Despite prov...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 192   DOB: 8/29/1977   BORN: Weir, MS   COLLEGE: Holmes (MS) JC   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Rockies in May 2013.

February 11, 2014  –  Roy Oswalt News

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Roy Oswalt 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 HOU 35 35 1 241.7 243 79 18 184 48 20 12 0 2.94 1.20
2006 28 MAJ HOU 35 32 0 220.7 220 73 18 166 38 15 8 0 2.98 1.17
2007 29 MAJ HOU 33 32 0 212.0 221 75 14 154 60 14 7 0 3.18 1.33
2008 30 MAJ HOU 32 32 2 208.7 199 82 23 165 47 17 10 0 3.54 1.18
2009 31 MAJ HOU 30 30 0 181.3 183 83 19 138 42 8 6 0 4.12 1.24
2010 32 MAJ PHI 13 12 1 82.7 53 16 6 73 21 7 1 0 0 0 1.74 0.90
2010 32 MAJ HOU 20 20 1 129.0 109 49 13 120 34 6 12 0 0 0 3.42 1.11
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PHI/HOU 33 32 2 211.7 162 65 19 193 55 13 13 0 0 0 2.76 1.03
2011 33 A+ CLE 2 1 0 5.0 7 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.60
2011 33 AAA LEH 2 2 0 10.0 8 3 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.20
2011 33 MAJ PHI 23 23 0 139.0 153 57 10 93 33 9 10 0 0 0 3.69 1.34
2012 34 AA FRI 1 1 0 3.1 5 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8.10 1.94
2012 34 AAA ROU 1 3 0 12.0 15 7 1 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.25 1.50
2012 34 MAJ TEX 17 9 0 59.0 79 38 11 59 11 4 3 0 0 0 5.80 1.53
2013 35 R GRA 1 1 0 5.2 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.77
2013 35 AA TUL 1 5 0 33.1 24 8 5 25 7 3 2 0 0 0 2.16 0.94
2013 35 MAJ COL 9 6 0 32.3 49 31 3 34 9 0 6 0 0 1 8.63 1.79
3-Year Averages     16 12 0 76.8 93 42 8 62 17 4 6 0 0 0 4.92 1.43
Career  (View All)     367 341 8 2,245.3 2,199 838 197 1,852 520 163 102 0 3.36 1.21

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Roy Oswalt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20137113524521.375
201212122734934.306

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20138021425402.342
201214337445807.331

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201310.701085211.812.16
201234.331030634.721.63

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201321.705026417.061.62
201224.712029587.301.38
Roy Oswalt 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 HOU 35 35 241.7 6.85 1.79 3.83 0.67 77.7% 2.94 3.26 .311
2006 28 MAJ HOU 35 32 220.7 6.77 1.55 4.37 0.73 1.51 77.1% 2.98 3.29 .307
2007 29 MAJ HOU 33 32 212.0 6.54 2.55 2.57 0.59 1.70 77.2% 3.18 3.48 .318
2008 30 MAJ HOU 32 32 208.7 7.12 2.03 3.51 0.99 1.55 73.5% 92.6 MPH 3.54 3.75 .294
2009 31 MAJ HOU 30 30 181.3 6.85 2.08 3.29 0.94 1.31 68.9% 93.1 MPH 4.12 3.76 .305
2010 32 MAJ PHI 13 12 82.7 7.95 2.29 3.48 0.65 1.54 85.3% 92.6 MPH 1.74 3.25 .227
2010 32 MAJ HOU 20 20 129.0 8.37 2.37 3.53 0.91 1.13 72.3% 92.6 MPH 3.42 3.49 .283
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PHI/HOU 33 32 211.7 8.21 2.34 3.51 0.81 1.26 76.8% 92.6 MPH 2.76 3.35 .261
2011 33 A+ CLE 2 1 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 0.00 62.5% 5.40 1.80 .435
2011 33 AAA LEH 2 2 10.0 7.20 3.60 2.00 0.90 81.8% 2.70 4.10 .257
2011 33 MAJ PHI 23 23 139.0 6.02 2.14 2.82 0.65 1.24 73.3% 91.4 MPH 3.69 3.62 .324
2012 34 AA FRI 1 1 3.1 8.71 2.90 3.00 0.00 50% 8.10 2.23 .465
2012 34 AAA ROU 1 3 12.0 7.50 2.25 3.33 0.75 64.7% 5.25 3.37 .370
2012 34 MAJ TEX 17 9 59.0 9.00 1.68 5.36 1.68 1.37 65.8% 91.5 MPH 5.80 4.34 .388
2013 35 R GRA 1 1 5.2 3.46 1.73 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.01 .192
2013 35 AA TUL 1 5 33.1 6.80 1.90 3.57 1.36 88.5% 2.16 4.29 .218
2013 35 MAJ COL 9 6 32.3 9.46 2.51 3.78 0.84 1.20 49.1% 90.9 MPH 8.63 3.23 .446
3-Year Averages     16 12 76.8 7.27 1.99 3.65 0.94 66.7% 4.92 3.60 .355
Career     367 341 2,245.3 7.42 2.08 3.56 0.79 74.6% 3.36 3.41 .309

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Roy Oswalt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Oswalt was pounded for five runs on four hits in one inning of relief in Wednesday's 15-5 loss to the Red Sox.

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Oswalt will not make his scheduled start Wednesday against Boston, Rockies.com reports. Jhoulys Chacin will start in his place.

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Oswalt failed to make it out of the fifth inning again Thursday, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks in 4.2 innings, but avoided a decision in the eventual 15-inning win.

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Oswalt allowed two runs over 4.2 innings and was the losing pitcher Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

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Oswalt will slot into the Rockies' starting rotation, Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com reports.

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Oswalt (hamstring) was miserable in his return from the DL, surrendering five runs on four hits and two walks over 3.1 innings.

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Oswalt (hamstring) will pitch out of the bullpen Sunday against the Padres, the Denver Post reports.

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Oswalt (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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Oswalt (hamstring) will be activated from the DL and pitch Sunday against the Padres, the Denver Post reports.

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Oswalt tossed 5.2 innings in a rehab start for rookie-level Grand Junction on Tuesday without any hamstring issues, the Denver Post's Troy Renck reports.

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2014

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2013

Oswalt, complete with a "Will Pitch For Food" sign, finally had someone take him up on his offer when a Nolan Ryan-led offer from Texas met his expectations. One could look at Oswalt's 59:11 K:BB in 59 innings and think it was largely a success, before you get around to the not-so-nice-side that shows 79 hits and 11 homers allowed. Durability remained an issue, as he was unavailable for several stretches despite not being tasked with too much, and there's a pretty good chance we've seen the last of him in the major leagues.

2012

Oswalt made just 23 starts in 2011 due to a back injury. When he was on the mound the results were mixed. He finished with decent ratios but his K/9IP dipped to 6.02, which is the lowest mark of his career. He was victimized by a .324 BABIP, but given the declining ratios we wouldn't expect much of a bounce back from Oswalt this season. He's still a solid option, but his days of being considered an ace are behind him and it now appears as though he will wait until the regular season begins before signing a contract.

2011

Oswalt came to the Phillies in a midseason trade and was dubbed the team's third ace as he joined a rotation led by Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels. Oswalt lived up to expectations, going 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA for the Phils. Amazingly, Oswalt posted the second-highest K/9 rate of his career in 2010, just one year after it looked like he was starting to head downhill. His 2.76 combined ERA was a little lucky as his 3.27 FIP indicates, but Oswalt proved he still has what it takes to get hitters out. Expect another solid season from the veteran in 2011.

2010

Oswalt had another rough first half, posting a 4.62 ERA and logging just one win in his first 11 starts. He redeemed himself in the second half, and if not for his final two starts (where he battled back pain), he would have posted a 3.60 ERA after the All-Star break. He doesn�t blow batters away anymore (6.85 K/9IP), but he has figured out how to consistently get major league hitters out. Health is increasingly becoming a concern for the once durable starter. He will come at a discount in 2010, which for the rate stats might be a good gamble. Just don't expect the wins to be there; the Astros figure to be in full-on rebuilding mode.

2009

Oswalt had a resurgent 2008, going 17-10 with a 3.54 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 208.2 innings. For the first time in three years, his K:BB ratio increased, and for the first time in four years, his strikeout rate was better than it was the previous season. He's still a horse, as he went over 200 innings for the fifth consecutive year and sixth time in the last seven seasons. The dominant strikeout pitcher from a few years ago is gone, but he proved he can still be one of the top pitchers in either league. With a better offense than in years past, Oswalt is more likely to get reliable run support, but he's more of a second-tier fantasy starter than an elite option at this stage of his career.

2008

2007 was another good season in terms of record and ERA for Oswalt. He went 14-7 with a 3.18 ERA, and was once again let down by a bullpen that struggled for a good portion of the season. His strikeout rate dipped for the third consecutive season, however, as he struck out just 154 batters in 212 innings. You know you'll get at least 35 starts, 200-plus innings, 15 wins and an above average ERA from Oswalt, but his declining strikeout rate will likely oust him from fantasy baseball's circle of elite pitchers.

2007

Another year, another dominant season for Oswalt. He went 15-8 with a National League-leading 2.98 ERA and struck out 166 batters compared to just 38 walks. The only thing that kept him from his third consecutive 20-win season was his offense and bullpen, which betrayed him on numerous accounts. He's one of the most electrifying pitchers in the league, and will be a top five pitcher in the NL.

2006

He throws a lot of innings without racking up big pitch counts, which helps keeps him safe from overwork injuries. His strikeout rate is slipping a little, which looks more like variance than a decline. He wins the NL Cy Young Award this year.

2005

The first half of Oswalt's 2004 season was subpar, as he went just 8-7 with a respectable 3.65 ERA. The lanky right-hander dominated in the second half, however, recording a 3.30 ERA with a 12-3 mark and finished in the Cy Young chase. Oswalt possesses a nasty 69 mph curveball, but the main reason for his success was a newfound confidence in his change-up. With three out pitches, Oswalt should continue to shine and is one of the game's brightest pitching stars.

2004

Three trips to the DL with a groin injury ruined a number of fantasy seasons for Oswalt's owners. As soon as the season was over, Oswalt underwent surgery to take care of the problem once and for all. He's expected to be back at full strength come spring training. Pay attention to early spring training reports on Oswalt's health, and don't be shy in pulling the trigger on him come Draft Day.

2003

Our only concern about Oswalt is the jump in workload between his 2001 rookie season (172+ IP between Triple-A and the Majors) and last year (233 IP). Oswalt admitted that he was "out of gas" in his last two starts, as he tried to win his 20th game of the year. If he doesn't crumble under the workload, he'll remain one of the best starters in the NL.