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Dave Bush

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 204   DOB: 11/9/1979   BORN: Pittsburgh, PA   COLLEGE: Wake Forest   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Dave Bush Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2012.

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Dave Bush 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 AAA SYR 16 16 0 99.7 108 45 7 88 20 6 6 0 4.06 1.28
2005 25 AAA SYR 9 9 0 55.0 65 27 6 40 9 2 2 0 4.42 1.35
2005 25 MAJ TOR 25 24 0 136.3 142 68 20 75 29 5 11 0 4.49 1.25
2006 26 MAJ MIL 34 32 2 210.0 201 103 26 166 38 12 11 0 4.41 1.14
2007 27 MAJ MIL 34 31 0 186.3 217 106 27 134 44 12 10 0 5.12 1.40
2008 28 AAA NAS 1 1 0 6.0 3 1 1 7 2 0 0 0 1.50 0.83
2008 28 MAJ MIL 32 29 0 185.0 163 86 29 109 48 9 10 0 4.18 1.14
2009 29 AA HUN 2 2 0 6.3 7 7 0 4 5 0 2 0 9.95 1.89
2009 29 MAJ MIL 22 21 0 114.3 131 81 19 89 37 5 9 0 6.38 1.47
2010 30 MAJ MIL 32 31 0 174.3 198 88 28 107 65 8 13 0 0 1 4.54 1.51
2011 31 AAA IOW 4 5 0 22.0 28 15 3 12 9 1 2 0 0 0 6.14 1.68
2011 31 AAA LEH 4 4 0 23.0 20 10 3 16 6 1 2 0 0 0 3.91 1.13
2011 31 MAJ TEX 17 3 0 37.3 47 24 6 23 9 0 1 0 0 1 5.79 1.50
2012 32 AAA LEH 11 11 1 62.2 69 22 5 37 8 4 3 0 0 0 3.16 1.24
2013 33 AAA BUF 19 15 0 90.0 95 42 16 69 17 8 7 0 0 0 4.20 1.24
2013 33 MAJ TOR 1 0 0 3.0 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.00 2.00
3-Year Averages     9 1 0 20.2 26 14 5 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.25 1.54
Career  (View All)     213 187 3 1,144.3 1,199 601 170 768 296 56 69 0 4.73 1.31

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Dave Bush Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20137102002.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20138013002.429

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20133.000011415.002.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
Dave Bush 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 AAA SYR 16 16 99.7 7.95 1.81 4.40 0.63 68.6% 4.06 3.13 .343
2005 25 AAA SYR 9 9 55.0 6.55 1.47 4.44 0.98 69.1% 4.42 3.76 .339
2005 25 MAJ TOR 25 24 136.3 4.95 1.91 2.59 1.32 68.2% 4.49 4.67 .283
2006 26 MAJ MIL 34 32 210.0 7.11 1.63 4.37 1.11 1.36 63.8% 4.41 3.79 .291
2007 27 MAJ MIL 34 31 186.3 6.47 2.13 3.05 1.30 1.06 66.2% 5.12 4.38 .327
2008 28 AAA NAS 1 1 6.0 10.50 3.00 3.50 1.50 100% 1.50 4.03 .168
2008 28 MAJ MIL 32 29 185.0 5.30 2.34 2.27 1.41 0.94 68.7% 88.7 MPH 4.18 4.86 .245
2009 29 AA HUN 2 2 6.3 5.68 7.11 0.80 0.00 41.7% 9.95 4.78 .336
2009 29 MAJ MIL 22 21 114.3 7.01 2.91 2.41 1.50 0.87 58.4% 87.9 MPH 6.38 4.81 .324
2010 30 MAJ MIL 32 31 174.3 5.52 3.36 1.65 1.45 1.02 74.5% 86.5 MPH 4.54 5.25 .307
2011 31 AAA IOW 4 5 22.0 4.91 3.68 1.33 1.23 64.7% 6.14 5.65 .333
2011 31 AAA LEH 4 4 23.0 6.26 2.35 2.67 1.17 69.6% 3.91 4.55 .258
2011 31 MAJ TEX 17 3 37.3 5.54 2.17 2.56 1.45 1.36 64% 87.6 MPH 5.79 5.02 .333
2012 32 AAA LEH 11 11 62.2 5.35 1.16 4.63 0.72 76.4% 3.16 3.59 .316
2013 33 AAA BUF 19 15 90.0 6.90 1.70 4.06 1.60 72.9% 4.20 4.68 .299
2013 33 MAJ TOR 1 0 3.0 3.00 3.00 1.00 12.00 0.33 50% 86.8 MPH 15.00 20.87 .118
3-Year Averages     9 1 20.2 5.36 2.23 2.40 2.23 65.4% 6.25 5.98 .319
Career     213 187 1,144.3 6.04 2.33 2.59 1.34 67.5% 4.73 4.59 .295

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Dave Bush: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bush has a 3.99 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 65:15 K:BB ratio through 85.2 innings with Triple-A Buffalo this season.

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Bush cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, the National Post reports.

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Bush was designated for assignment by Toronto, after the team claimed Mauro Gomez off waivers on Monday, MLB Trade Rumors reports.

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Bush will be sent back to Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's series with Detroit, the National Post reports.

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The Blue Jays called up Bush on Saturday.

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Bush has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, MLB.com reports.

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Bush signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Updating a previous note, Bush will sign with Korean team SK Wyverns, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

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Bush has elected to opt out of his contract with the Phillies and will pitch for a Korean team, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Dave Bush.

2012

Bush signed a minor league contract with the Phillies this offseason which included an invitation to spring training. He's unlikely to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster, but could get called up for a spot start in the event of injuries to one of the team's starting five.

2011

Bush finished his Milwaukee career by winning eight games and posting a 4.54 ERA in 2010. He actually didn't pitch as well as those numbers look because of a 5.52 K/9IP rate and a 3.36 BB/9IP rate. Bush's biggest problem has always been the long ball and 2010 was no different as he allowed 28 home runs in 174.1 innings. He's a free agent, looking for a team that is desperate for a starter.

2010

Bush followed up a 2008 where he posted a 4.18 ERA with a 2009 that saw his ERA skyrocket to 6.38. The funny thing is that Bush may have actually pitched better than he did in 2008, but saw his luck turn sour. He also had his 2009 cut short after catching a line drive off of his pitching elbow in early June. He returned late in the year, but never felt good. Bush is a classic back-of-the-rotation starter. He'll have some good runs, and he'll have some really bad runs. It's best to let someone else try to figure out when each will happen.

2009

Bush was so bad in the early part of the year that he was sent down to Triple-A Nashville at the end of April. He turned things around shortly after returning in May and was a very effective back of the rotation starter, going 9-10 with a 4.18 ERA on the season. His home-run rate continues to be a concern and his ballooned up to its highest level since 2005, so not all is rosy. What helped him out was a very low .245 BABIP and that's not something that he's likely to sustain. Don't get fooled by his ERA from last year because it's very likely that he'll put together a worse season in 2009.

2008

Bush always has a decent K:BB ratio, gets more groundballs than flyballs, yet he still gives up way too many home runs. In 2007, Bush gave up 27 home runs in just 186.1 innings which led to a 5.12 ERA. He's not guaranteed a rotation spot to start the 2008 season, but it's likely that he'll be given a spot and it will be up to him to lose it. Bush allowed a .327 BABIP in 2007, which may be related to the Brewers' poor defense. If that comes down a bit, then he should put together a season closer to his 2006 campaign where he had a 4.41 ERA.

2007

Bush was steady if not spectacular in 2006, posting a 4.41 ERA with a solid 1.138 WHIP. He doesn't overpower hitters, but instead gets by with his control and keeping hitters off balance. His 166:38 K:BB ratio in 210 innings was excellent and he'd be on the verge of a breakout if he could lower the 26 home runs he allowed in 2006.

2006

Bush started the year in the Toronto rotation, only to be sent back to Triple-A Syracuse after 10 poor starts. He was better, but not great, during his time in the minors, before resurfacing in the majors in July for the remainder of the year. There are still solid peripherals to fall back on, including just 19 BB in 83 IP after his recall. He moved to Milwaukee for Lyle Overbay and is pegged for the majors, though it's unclear whether as a starter or reliever.

2005

Bush handled the transition from bullpen to rotation quite well in 2004, culminating with a solid 16-start audition for the club. Toss out a clunker against Tampa Bay (6 ER in 2.7 IP) and his ERA for the season would be a tidy 3.19. He posted at least a 2/1 K/BB ratio in 11 of his 16 starts, so there's plenty of upside here (he didn't have a single start where he walked more hitters than he fanned). His strong starts down the stretch have earned him a rotation spot for Toronto to start the season.

2004

A second-round pick in 2002, Bush is starting to move rapidly up the Blue Jays chain. He was converted to a starter prior to the 2003 season and flourished, posting a combined 14-6 record over 158 innings where he yielded just 137 hits, while posting an outstanding 148:28 K:BB ratio. He's not overpowering, with a fastball in the 90-92 mph range, but he throws strikes and keeps the ball in the park. He's a decent-size kid at 6'2", though he's too old at 24 years old to expect a small increase in his velocity. If he handles the jump to Triple-A, he'll move ahead of Vinny Chulk and Jason Arnold, slotting nicely in behind Dustin McGowan.