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Cha Seung Baek

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/29/1980   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Waived by the Padres in October 2009.

November 14, 2011  –  Cha Seung Baek News

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Baek signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Cha Seung Baek 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 24 AA SAN 1 1 0 5.0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.40
2005 25 AAA TAC 25 21 0 113.7 147 81 19 73 36 8 8 0 6.41 1.61
2006 26 AAA TAC 24 24 0 147.0 133 49 17 103 37 12 4 0 3.00 1.16
2006 26 MAJ SEA 6 6 0 34.3 26 14 6 23 13 4 1 0 3.67 1.14
2007 27 AAA TAC 6 6 0 31.0 33 11 1 18 10 1 1 0 3.19 1.39
2007 27 MAJ SEA 14 12 0 73.3 87 42 6 49 14 4 3 0 5.15 1.38
2008 28 MAJ SDG 24 20 0 111.0 118 57 12 77 30 6 9 0 4.62 1.33
2008 28 MAJ SEA 10 1 0 30.0 28 18 6 15 13 0 1 0 5.40 1.37
2008  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ SDG/SEA 34 21 0 141.0 146 75 18 92 43 6 10 0 4.79 1.34
2009 29 AA SAN 2 2 0 7.0 15 8 2 3 2 0 1 0 10.29 2.43
2009 29 AAA POR 3 3 0 5.7 9 7 2 7 0 0 2 0 11.12 1.59
Career  (View All) MAJ   61 44 0 279.7 294 150 35 184 81 16 18 0 4.83 1.34

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Cha Seung Baek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Cha Seung Baek 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 24 AA SAN 1 1 5.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .180
2005 25 AAA TAC 25 21 113.7 5.78 2.85 2.03 1.50 62.2% 6.41 5.07 .341
2006 26 AAA TAC 24 24 147.0 6.31 2.27 2.78 1.04 79.1% 3.00 4.18 .271
2006 26 MAJ SEA 6 6 34.3 6.03 3.41 1.77 1.57 0.95 75.8% 3.67 5.31 .213
2007 27 AAA TAC 6 6 31.0 5.23 2.90 1.80 0.29 76.2% 3.19 3.52 .316
2007 27 MAJ SEA 14 12 73.3 6.01 1.72 3.50 0.74 0.67 62.1% 5.15 3.52 .339
2008 28 MAJ SDG 24 20 111.0 6.24 2.43 2.57 0.97 0.82 66.9% 91.3 MPH 4.62 4.06 .310
2008 28 MAJ SEA 10 1 30.0 4.50 3.90 1.15 1.80 0.82 65.7% 91.3 MPH 5.40 6.14 .240
2008  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ SDG/SEA 34 21 141.0 5.87 2.74 2.14 1.15 0.82 66.7% 91.3 MPH 4.79 4.50 .295
2009 29 AA SAN 2 2 7.0 3.86 2.57 1.50 2.57 60% 10.29 6.91 .437
2009 29 AAA POR 3 3 5.7 11.12 0.00 0.00 3.18 28.6% 11.12 5.32 .438
Career MAJ   61 44 279.7 5.92 2.61 2.27 1.13 66.2% 4.83 4.41 .300

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Worst Matchups for Cha Seung Baek (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam LaRoche WAS 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 .667 2.667 3.417
Hanley Ramirez LA 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Adrian Beltre TEX 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 1.000 1.333 2.333
Andre Ethier LA 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 .800 1.400 2.233
Daniel Murphy NY-N 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 .750 1.250 2.000
Travis Ishikawa PIT 4 2 1 4 0 2 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Bobby Abreu NY-N 5 2 1 3 1 2 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Curtis Granderson NY-N 9 4 2 3 0 2 0 .444 1.222 1.667
Nelson Cruz BAL 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Josh Hamilton ANA 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for Cha Seung Baek (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marlon Byrd PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Ellis STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Shane Victorino BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Delmon Young BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Corey Hart SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Hermida MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Ludwick CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Cha Seung Baek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Padres requested unconditional release waivers on Baek (forearm) on Thursday, the Padres' official site reports.

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Baek (forearm) may need Tommy John surgery, the Padres' official site reports.

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Baek (forearm strain) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Baek (elbow) is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The Padres transferred Baek (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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An MRI on Baek's elbow revealed no damage, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Baek injured his elbow in Saturday night's rehab assignment start and has returned to San Diego for further exams, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Baek (arm) may be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday to face the Reds, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2009

Baek started the season in the Seattle bullpen and ended it in the San Diego rotation after he was dealt to the Padres in late May. Working primarily as a starter, Baek pitched better than the results may suggest, as his walk and strikeout rates were fine, but he was victimized by a higher than normal number of runners crossing the plate. The oft-injured Baek almost made it through the 2008 campaign unscathed, only battling minor late-season strained triceps and strained calf woes. He'll likely emerge from spring training with a role in the back of the San Diego rotation again.

2008

Baek, who made 14 appearances, including 12 starts, for Seattle last year, injured his shoulder mid-season and took longer than expected to recover. He didn't make it back until late in the season, just in time to pitch one of his better starts of the year in an audition for the fifth spot in the rotation this season. Brandon Morrow and Ryan Rowland-Smith are also in the mix, and each figures to have more upside. Baek had an excellent 3.5 K/BB last season, but his 6.01 K/9 doesn't inspire. If nothing else, Baek is a reliable spot starter and can man the back of the rotation should another starter go down.

2007

Baek will contend for the fifth spot in the Mariners rotation this spring and probably has the inside track after six late-season starts. Designated for assignment after a lackluster 2005, Baek resurrected his once-promising career last season, first impressing at Triple-A Tacoma before the call-up to Seattle. He had some control problems here and there with the Mariners, but after his first two starts in which he walked eight, he walked just five in his next four starts with 13 strikeouts. Shoulder soreness ended his season, but he did enough to be included in the 2007 rotation conversation. Lack of competition works in his favor, though it's best not to expect too much from the unproven pitcher.

2006

Baek's 2004, which included five September starts for Seattle, ended with an elbow injury, and his 2005 began with a trip to the disabled list for the same reason. Baek throws four pitches for strikes: fastball, curve, slider and change-up and, prior to the injury at least, had good control. But last season he posted a 6.41 ERA in 25 games, 21 starts, at Triple-A Tacoma with a mild 2/1 K/BB.

2005

In one season, Baek went from high Single-A to the majors, mostly because the Mariners decided to audition much of their farm system in Seattle last year. He throws four pitches for strikes—fastball, curve, slider and change-up—and has good control. Last season he was solid but reached the seventh inning in only two of his five September starts for the Mariners. His best start, an eight-inning shutout, ended with him being shut down for the season with elbow soreness.

2004

Baek impressed at High-A Inland Empire last season, going 5-1 with a 3.65 ERA. More impressive were his 50 strikeouts and nine walks. He'll get a good look in the spring, but will need more minor league seasoning. The Mariners have tons of young arms, too, so Baek has his work cut out for him.