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Joel Zumaya

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  Unclear
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 11/9/1984
BORN: Chula Vista, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 11th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Twins in March of 2012.

March 28, 2012  –  Joel Zumaya News

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The Twins have released Zumaya (elbow), the Star Tribune reports.

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Joel Zumaya 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 19 A Lak 20 20 1 115.7 90 56 10 108 58 7 7 0 4.36 1.28
2004 19 AA ERI 4 4 0 20.0 19 14 6 29 10 2 2 0 6.30 1.45
2005 20 AA ERI 18 18 0 107.3 71 33 8 143 52 8 3 0 2.77 1.15
2005 20 AAA TOL 8 8 0 44.0 30 13 2 56 24 1 2 0 2.66 1.23
2006 21 MAJ DET 62 0 0 83.3 56 18 6 97 42 6 3 1 1.94 1.18
2007 22 AAA TOL 3 0 0 2.7 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.88
2007 22 MAJ DET 28 0 0 33.7 23 16 3 27 17 2 3 1 4.28 1.19
2008 23 A Lak 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2008 23 AAA TOL 4 0 0 4.0 5 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 2.25 1.75
2008 23 MAJ DET 21 0 0 23.3 24 9 3 22 22 0 2 1 3.47 1.97
2009 24 A Lak 2 2 0 2.3 3 3 1 4 5 0 1 0 12.86 3.43
2009 24 AAA TOL 3 0 0 4.0 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2009 24 MAJ DET 29 0 0 31.0 34 17 5 30 22 3 3 1 4.94 1.81
2010 25 MAJ DET 31 0 0 38.3 32 11 1 34 11 2 1 1 2 11 2.58 1.12
Career  (View All) MAJ   171 0 0 209.7 169 71 18 210 114 13 12 5 3.05 1.35

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Joel Zumaya Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Joel Zumaya 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 19 A Lak 20 20 115.7 8.40 4.51 1.86 0.78 66.7% 4.36 3.96 .268
2004 19 AA ERI 4 4 20.0 13.05 4.50 2.90 2.70 65.2% 6.30 6.00 .322
2005 20 AA ERI 18 18 107.3 11.99 4.36 2.75 0.67 78.3% 2.77 3.01 .283
2005 20 AAA TOL 8 8 44.0 11.45 4.91 2.33 0.41 78.8% 2.66 3.22 .291
2006 21 MAJ DET 62 0 83.3 10.48 4.54 2.31 0.65 0.54 87% 1.94 3.37 .266
2007 22 AAA TOL 3 0 2.7 6.75 6.75 1.00 0.00 60% 6.75 3.95 .352
2007 22 MAJ DET 28 0 33.7 7.22 4.54 1.59 0.80 0.72 64.9% 4.28 4.32 .227
2008 23 A Lak 2 0 3.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.87 .134
2008 23 AAA TOL 4 0 4.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 85.7% 2.25 2.70 .407
2008 23 MAJ DET 21 0 23.3 8.49 8.49 1.00 1.16 0.77 86% 97.5 MPH 3.47 5.91 .324
2009 24 A Lak 2 2 2.3 15.43 19.29 0.80 3.86 71.4% 12.86 11.77 .437
2009 24 AAA TOL 3 0 4.0 11.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .70 .323
2009 24 MAJ DET 29 0 31.0 8.71 6.39 1.36 1.45 0.72 76.5% 99.3 MPH 4.94 5.56 .336
2010 25 MAJ DET 31 0 38.3 7.98 2.58 3.09 0.23 0.89 76.2% 99.3 MPH 2.58 2.63 .295
Career MAJ   171 0 209.7 9.01 4.89 1.84 0.77 80% 3.05 4.00 .284

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Worst Matchups for Joel Zumaya (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Quentin SD 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 .667 1.333 2.083
Marco Scutaro SF 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Robinson Cano SEA 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 .800 1.000 1.833
Luis Valbuena CHI-N 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Bobby Abreu NY-N 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Justin Morneau COL 6 2 1 3 6 1 0 .333 .833 1.500
Mark Teixeira NY-A 5 2 1 4 0 0 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Jhonny Peralta STL 6 2 1 2 2 2 0 .333 .833 1.333
Erick Aybar ANA 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
Raul Ibanez ANA 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 1.250

Best Matchups for Joel Zumaya (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Bautista TOR 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Marlon Byrd PHI 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Molina TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Napoli BOS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Marte AZ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Kinsler DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gordon KC 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carl Crawford LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Davis BAL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Getz TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Joel Zumaya: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zumaya will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, MLB.com reports.

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Zumaya is leaning toward retirement after tearing an elbow ligament in his elbow and facing Tommy John surgery, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Zumaya has been diagnosed with a torn UCL, Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN reports.

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Zumaya's Saturday bullpen session was cut short, apparently due to an issue with his throwing elbow, Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN reports.

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Zumaya (elbow) threw 10 warm-up pitches and then 30 full speed pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports. "I've told them, 'Don't baby me; I'm here to go full out now.' I took a whole year off, so my arm is basically healthy. Progressing will be the main thing. They want me to progress to 100 percent; they won't want me to rush out and try to blow 100 (mph) right out of the door. I might have been told three or four times, 'Hey, just settle down a little bit and go at your pace,'" Zumaya said.

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Zumaya (elbow) has agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Twins, Jason Beck of ESPN.com reports.

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The Padres have expressed interest in signing Zumaya (elbow), according to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Once considered one of the more promising relief pitchers in the majors, Zumaya has become an afterthought due to his inability to stay healthy. After promising reports heading into spring training last year, Zumaya mustered just one appearance in camp before getting shut down with a season-ending elbow injury. Despite the constant injury troubles, Zumaya is taking a stab at returning for the 2012 season. The 27-year-old signed with Minnesota after throwing for teams this winter. He could have a prominent role with the Twins and even enter the closer mix, if he can come close to recapturing his previous 100-mph velocity and stay healthy.

2011

Stop us if you've heard this one before: After a promising start, Zumaya's season was cut short by injuries last year. That's four consecutive years Zumaya's season has been derailed by an injury. This time it was a fractured elbow that he suffered in late June. Prior to the injury, Zumaya was 2-1 with a 2.58 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. The 26-year-old flamethrower is expected to be ready for the start of spring training, but the Tigers won't rely on Zumaya in a significant late-inning role due to his injury history. With a fastball that routinely touches triple digits, Zumaya will always be able to garner some excitement, but he's no longer considered the Tigers' closer of the future.

2010

For the third consecutive year, Zumaya's season was cut short by injuries. He suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in July that limited him to just 29 appearances. Before the injury, Zumaya was inconsistent, compiling a 4.94 ERA with a 30:22 K:BB ratio in 31 innings. He underwent surgery in August and is expected to make a full recovery in time for spring training. Despite the history of injury problems, Zumaya remains on fantasy radars due to the possibility that he could factor into the closer's discussion in Detroit. As a matter of fact, if Detroit doesn't pick up a closer via free agency this offseason, a healthy Zumaya could be the frontrunner for the job come spring training.

2009

Zumaya began last season on the disabled list while he recovered from shoulder surgery. Things looked to be going good for Zumaya as he returned on schedule in late June. Unfortunately, by August Zumaya was complaining of soreness in his shoulder and was shut down. Doctors said that the soreness was due to scar tissue breaking up. In September an exam found that Zumaya had a non-displaced stress fracture in his left shoulder, an injury that would sideline him for another two months. Recent reports indicate that Zumaya's shoulders are healthy and that he will be ready for spring training. Manager Jim Leyland indicated that Zumaya could still close for the team but the Tigers don't seem willing to throw him into that role to begin the year. He's a sleeper for saves, especially if he looks good this spring.

2008

Zumaya missed more than three months last year with a torn tendon in his right middle finger. He didn't make any strides in reducing his walk rate in his limited action, but he was still overpowering on the mound when healthy. The Tigers hoped to ease him into the closer role this season, but that was before Zumaya suffered a shoulder injury moving boxes in his home in the offseason. He is expected to be out until mid-season after doctors had to reconstruct the AC joint in his pitching shoulder. If Zumaya comes back strong he could work his way into the closer role toward the end of the year, as the Tigers would certainly like to have him ready to close by the beginning of 2009.

2007

Zumaya performed very well in his conversion from minor league starter to major league reliever last season. His ability to hit 100+ mph on the radar gun with consistency has made him a favorite of Tigers fans and manager Jim Leyland. Zumaya has the stuff closers are made of but he could stand to cut down on the walks a bit. That should come as he learns to better harness his fastball. The minor concerns from last season are two instances where Zumaya had to miss time because of wrist and forearm soreness that affected his ability to grip his fastball. The Tigers say the injury is caused by how tightly Zumaya grips the ball so there is hope that this can be corrected. Zumaya is Detroit's closer of the future but will have to wait one more season before Todd Jones leaves town. In the meantime he'll be a nice pitcher to own because of his strikeout ability.

2006

Zumaya is second only to Justin Verlander among Detroit's pitching prospects. He has a more explosive fastball, reaching 100 mph at times, but has not displayed the same great command. Still, his 199 strikeouts ranked second among all minor league pitchers last season. He's expected to open the season at Triple-A but should be in line for a midseason call-up. With continued improvement to his command, Zumaya could be a very special starter, but otherwise is perhaps a closer-in-waiting.

2005

With a solid fastball and devastating curveball, Zumaya led the organization in strikeouts for the second straight year. He'll start the season in Double-A Erie and is on the fast track to the major leagues despite being just 20 years old.

2004

Zumaya, an 11th round draft pick in the 2002 draft, grew three-to-four inches from the time he was drafted until the start of the 2003 season, and added nearly 10 mph to his fastball in the process. He dominated in the low Single-A Midwest league, striking out a whopping 126 batters in just 90.1 IP. Watch him carefully in 2004, he might be the Tigers' best prospect.