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Jonathan Papelbon

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

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3.24

WHIP

1.20

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7

SV

6

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Papelbon failed to rack up at least 30 saves last season for the first time in his career as a closer. Some of that can be attributed to the lack of opportunities from a Phillies team that struggled l...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/23/1980   BORN: Baton Rouge, LA   COLLEGE: Mississippi State   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jonathan Papelbon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $50 million contract with a vesting option for 2016 in November 2011.

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Jonathan Papelbon 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 23 A Sar 24 24 0 129.7 97 38 6 153 43 12 7 0 2.64 1.08
2005 24 AA POR 14 14 0 87.0 59 24 9 83 23 5 2 0 2.48 0.94
2005 24 AAA PAW 7 4 0 27.7 21 9 2 27 3 1 2 1 2.93 0.87
2005 24 MAJ BOS 17 3 0 34.0 33 10 4 34 17 3 1 0 2.65 1.47
2006 25 MAJ BOS 59 0 0 68.3 40 7 3 75 13 4 2 35 0.92 0.78
2007 26 MAJ BOS 59 0 0 58.3 30 12 5 84 15 1 3 37 1.85 0.77
2008 27 MAJ BOS 67 0 0 69.3 58 18 4 77 8 5 4 41 2.34 0.95
2009 28 MAJ BOS 66 0 0 68.0 54 14 5 76 24 1 1 38 1.85 1.15
2010 29 MAJ BOS 65 0 0 67.0 57 29 7 76 28 5 7 37 8 0 3.90 1.27
2011 30 MAJ BOS 63 0 0 64.3 50 21 3 87 10 4 1 31 3 0 2.94 0.93
2012 31 MAJ PHI 70 0 0 70.0 56 19 8 92 18 5 6 38 4 0 2.44 1.06
2013 32 MAJ PHI 61 0 0 61.7 59 20 6 57 11 5 1 29 7 0 2.92 1.14
2014 33 MAJ PHI 9 0 0 8.3 7 3 0 7 3 0 1 6 1 0 3.24 1.20
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jonathan Papelbon
3-Year Averages MAJ   64 0 0 65.3 55 20 5 78 13 4 2 32 4 0 2.76 1.04
Career  (View All) MAJ   536 3 0 569.3 444 153 45 665 147 33 27 292 2.42 1.04

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Jonathan Papelbon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 24 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.18
Apr. 22 @LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.24 1.20
Apr. 20 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.68 1.23
Apr. 17 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.26 1.26
Apr. 13 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.06 1.50
Apr. 12 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.23 1.85
Apr. 11 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 8.10 1.80
Apr. 5 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 11.57 2.57
Apr. 2 @Tex 0.3 4 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 20.25 4.50
Mar. 31 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 3 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 0-0 5 0 0 0.00 0.71
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 7 3 3 0 4 8 1 0 0 0-1 6 1 0 2.89 1.18
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 7 3 3 0 4 8 1 0 0 0-1 6 1 0 2.89 1.18

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Jonathan Papelbon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312429728503.241
2012140411226314.208
201112542418511.149

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313028431203.252
201214451630404.224
201112543629402.252

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201335.0511335633.601.31
201239.75417541152.721.11
201131.3401143523.160.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201326.7001622532.030.90
201230.3022138732.080.99
201132.3002042512.230.84
Jonathan Papelbon 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 23 A Sar 24 24 129.7 10.62 2.98 3.56 0.42 76.1% 2.64 2.44 .300
2005 24 AA POR 14 14 87.0 8.59 2.38 3.61 0.93 79.5% 2.48 3.60 .235
2005 24 AAA PAW 7 4 27.7 8.78 0.98 9.00 0.65 68.2% 2.93 2.62 .271
2005 24 MAJ BOS 17 3 34.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 1.06 87% 2.65 4.28 .319
2006 25 MAJ BOS 59 0 68.3 9.88 1.71 5.77 0.40 0.77 92% 0.92 2.17 .239
2007 26 MAJ BOS 59 0 58.3 12.96 2.31 5.60 0.77 0.51 82.5% 1.85 2.23 .237
2008 27 MAJ BOS 67 0 69.3 10.00 1.04 9.63 0.52 1.33 77.4% 95.3 MPH 2.34 2.09 .313
2009 28 MAJ BOS 66 0 68.0 10.06 3.18 3.17 0.66 0.42 87.7% 94.7 MPH 1.85 3.01 .297
2010 29 MAJ BOS 65 0 67.0 10.21 3.76 2.71 0.94 1.03 71.8% 94.9 MPH 3.90 3.63 .307
2011 30 MAJ BOS 63 0 64.3 12.17 1.40 8.70 0.42 0.92 68.4% 95.0 MPH 2.94 1.71 .332
2012 31 MAJ PHI 70 0 70.0 11.83 2.31 5.11 1.03 1.06 83.3% 93.8 MPH 2.44 3.00 .313
2013 32 MAJ PHI 61 0 61.7 8.32 1.61 5.18 0.88 1.06 78.1% 92.0 MPH 2.92 3.20 .312
2014 33 MAJ PHI 9 0 8.3 7.56 3.24 2.33 0.00 0.82 70% 91.5 MPH 3.24 2.96 .298
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jonathan Papelbon
3-Year Averages MAJ   64 0 65.3 10.74 1.79 6.00 0.69 76.2% 2.76 2.40 .320
Career MAJ   536 3 569.3 10.51 2.32 4.52 0.71 80.2% 2.42 2.69 .298

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2014 Stat Review for Jonathan Papelbon    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.33 K/BB
WEAK
7.56 K/9
WEAK
3.24 BB/9
WEAK
91.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.82 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.24 ERA
WEAK
1.20 WHIP
AVERAGE
2.96 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Jonathan Papelbon (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jordany Valdespin MIA 6 2 2 4 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.762
Melky Cabrera TOR 7 3 1 2 3 1 0 .429 1.000 1.600
Torii Hunter DET 9 5 1 1 0 2 1 .556 .889 1.444
Andrelton Simmons ATL 7 2 1 2 1 2 0 .286 .714 1.089
Jonny Gomes BOS 7 2 1 2 1 4 0 .286 .714 1.089
Jason Giambi CLE 11 3 1 4 4 6 0 .273 .636 1.074
Brett Gardner NY-A 12 5 0 1 4 3 0 .417 .500 1.063
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 16 4 2 5 4 6 1 .250 .625 1.025
Daniel Murphy NY-N 6 3 0 3 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Omar Infante KC 7 3 0 1 0 1 0 .429 .571 1.000

Best Matchups for Jonathan Papelbon (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adrian Beltre TEX 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Marco Scutaro SF 10 1 0 2 0 2 1 .100 .100 .200
John Buck SEA 9 0 0 0 0 6 1 .000 .000 .000
Howie Kendrick ANA 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Ben Zobrist TB 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Cuddyer COL 9 0 0 0 0 5 1 .000 .000 .000
Marlon Byrd PHI 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado AZ 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Maicer Izturis TOR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jonathan Papelbon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Papelbon is questionable to pitch in Monday's game due to the flu, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Papelbon locked down his fourth save Thursday, striking out two Braves in a perfect ninth.

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Papelbon collected his third save of the season Sunday, tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Marlins.

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Papelbon pitched a clean ninth inning, striking out one to record his second save as the Phillies downed Miami, 6-3, on Friday night.

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Papelbon's fastball has averaged 91.04 mph in his three appearances this season according to PITCHf/x data, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Papelbon picked up his first save of the season Saturday with a 1-2-3 ninth against the Cubs.

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Papelbon blew a save opportunity in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers by giving up three runs on four hits and a pair of walks.

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Papelbon's fastball topped out at 92 mph Sunday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Papelbon's fastball was clocked at 92-93 mph during his first outing of the spring Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Papelbon said he was not completely healthy last season, but feels "great" right now, the Phillies' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Papelbon racked up 38 saves in his first season with the Phillies. He maintained an excellent strikeout rate, but did see his walk rate creep up a bit last season. That is nitpicking though, as Papelbon still posted an excellent 5.11 K/BB ratio. He remains an elite option at closer.

2012

Papelbon returned to form last year after a 2010 season that saw him walk more batters than ever, leading to a career-worst 3.90 ERA. In 2011, he reduced his walks, struck out a career-high 87, and saved 31 games -- the sixth straight season with more than 30 saves. That kind of consistency was rewarded with a four-year, $50 million deal with the Phillies to become their closer. It's another ideal situation for Papelbon, pitching to save games for starters like Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. Papelbon is an elite closer who has proved to be someone capable of the spotlight.

2011

Statistically speaking, Papelbon had his worst season as a closer in 2010, posting career highs in walks, homers, WHIP, runs allowed and blown saves. That said, he still saved 37 games and has averaged 37.5 saves per year the last five seasons. He didn't throw his secondary pitches (split-fingered fastball and slider) last season with much consistency, forcing him to rely on his four-seam fastball, a straighter offering that he struggled to command. He's in his final year before he hits the free-agent market, and the Red Sox are expected to let him walk next winter. They have Daniel Bard waiting in the wings to close, plus the Red Sox signed Bobby Jenks in December. Still, we expect Papelbon to be Boston's closer come Opening Day barring a trade.

2010

A fourth consecutive season of 35-plus saves looks good on Papelbon's resume, but changes to his delivery caused him to struggle with his mechanics. The delivery changes are designed to make him use his legs more instead of putting stress on the arm. However, he issued 24 walks in 68 innings, causing some of those heart-attack saves we hadnít seen in his first three seasons as Bostonís closer. In addition to the walks, hitters were jumping on his first-pitch strikes and making better contact against him. Nonetheless, Papelbon's results were nearly as impressive as theyíve always been, and he returns as one of the gameís top closers.

2009

Papelbon continued his run as one of the game's best closers in 2008, converting 41 saves while pitching a career-high 69.1 innings. The innings are significant because Papelbon was babied somewhat in 2007 following a shoulder injury in 2006. The organization is still very cognizant of pitch counts, innings and appearances but the heightened scrutiny of Papelbon's usage was less of an issue in 2008. A healthy Papelbon will return to Boston's closer role in 2009.

2008

The Red Sox were going to make Papelbon a starter in 2007, but were forced to shift him to closer after nobody emerged with the job in spring training. Good thing. Papelbon was one of the game's best closers. And the Red Sox were judicious in their use of Papelbon, whose rookie season was cut short by a shoulder injury. He had an 84:15 K:BB ratio in just 58.1 innings, 10 less innings than he pitched in 2006. He's Boston's closer for the next few years.

2007

Papelbon is one of baseball's bigger mysteries heading into 2007. He had an outstanding rookie year as closer, but after the season the Red Sox announced he'd move into the rotation in 2007. What we do know is that Papelbon had a stellar 2006 in every statistical category before injuring his shoulder late in the season. Opponents batted .167 against him with an OBP of .210. If he can even approach these numbers as a starter, he will become an immediate Cy Young contender. In the rotation in the minors, he allowed slightly more than seven hits per nine innings, while striking out nearly 10 batters per nine. Provided he is fully recovered from his shoulder injury, we see Papelbon as a solid No. 2 or 3 starter for Boston.

2006

Papelbon, who projects to be a front-of-the-rotation starter, emerged as an important member of Boston's bullpen in 2005, eventually landing in the setup role after harnessing his high 90s fastball. He closed out the season with a 1.35 ERA in 13 1/3 September innings and may have to start the season in that role because there's a lot of competition for the starting rotation. The Red Sox have been shopping Matt Clement, but are finding clubs more interested in Bronson Arroyo. Either one could be with another club when the 2006 season starts. And David Wells is a lock to be traded at some point. These moves will open up a spot in the rotation for Papelbon.

2005

Papelbon was converted to a starter after Boston drafted him out of Mississippi State in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. And there can be no fault-finding with the season he posted with Single-A Sarasota, with his strikeouts jumping from the page. At 6-4, 220 pounds, he has a good pitcher's body -- some say like Roger Clemens -- and projects as a front-line starter. It's unlikely he makes an appearance with Boston in 2005, but could be ready by 2006.