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Joey Devine

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  6/1/2013
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 235   DOB: 9/19/1983
BORN: Junction City, KS   COLLEGE: North Carolina State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joey Devine Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the A's in January of 2012.

October 30, 2012  –  Joey Devine News

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Devine (elbow) became a free agent Tuesday after clearing outright waivers and declining a minor league assignment, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Joey Devine 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 21 A Myr 4 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 1 0.00 0.60
2005 21 AA MIS 18 0 0 20.0 18 5 2 28 12 1 1 5 2.25 1.50
2005 21 AAA RIC 1 0 0 1.0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 18.00 4.00
2005 21 MAJ ATL 5 0 0 5.0 6 7 2 3 5 0 1 0 12.60 2.20
2006 22 AA MIS 6 0 0 11.0 2 1 1 20 4 2 0 0 0.82 0.55
2006 22 AAA RIC 1 0 0 .0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 22 MAJ ATL 10 0 0 6.3 8 7 1 10 9 0 0 0 9.95 2.68
2007 23 AA MIS 33 0 0 35.0 26 8 1 51 13 2 4 16 2.06 1.11
2007 23 AAA RIC 17 0 0 22.0 15 4 1 27 6 3 0 4 1.64 0.95
2007 23 MAJ ATL 10 0 0 8.3 7 1 0 7 8 1 0 0 1.08 1.80
2008 24 AAA SAC 4 2 0 4.0 4 3 1 8 1 0 1 0 6.75 1.25
2008 24 MAJ OAK 42 0 0 45.7 23 3 0 49 15 6 1 1 0.59 0.83
2011 27 AAA Sac 23 0 0 23.1 15 11 2 35 9 4 0 3 0 0 4.24 1.04
2011 27 MAJ OAK 26 0 0 23.0 18 9 0 20 11 1 1 0 1 7 3.52 1.26
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 0 0 23.0 18 9 0 20 11 1 1 0 1 7 3.52 1.26
Career  (View All) MAJ   93 0 0 88.3 62 27 3 89 48 8 3 1 2.75 1.25

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Joey Devine Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2011508711510.268

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2011501247000.163

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201110.000011301.800.80

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201113.01109804.851.62
Joey Devine 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 21 A Myr 4 0 5.0 12.60 5.40 2.33 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .000
2005 21 AA MIS 18 0 20.0 12.60 5.40 2.33 0.90 89.3% 2.25 4.25 .360
2005 21 AAA RIC 1 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 50% 18.00 4.20 .622
2005 21 MAJ ATL 5 0 5.0 5.40 9.00 0.60 3.60 44.4% 12.60 10.30 .265
2006 22 AA MIS 6 0 11.0 16.36 3.27 5.00 0.82 100% 0.82 1.84 .083
2006 22 AAA RIC 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 999.99 .00 1.000
2006 22 MAJ ATL 10 0 6.3 14.21 12.79 1.11 1.42 0.29 62.5% 9.95 6.50 .471
2007 23 AA MIS 33 0 35.0 13.11 3.34 3.92 0.26 81.6% 2.06 2.11 .344
2007 23 AAA RIC 17 0 22.0 11.05 2.45 4.50 0.41 85% 1.64 2.15 .285
2007 23 MAJ ATL 10 0 8.3 7.56 8.64 0.88 0.00 1.57 93.3% 1.08 4.50 .298
2008 24 AAA SAC 4 2 4.0 18.00 2.25 8.00 2.25 50% 6.75 3.20 .478
2008 24 MAJ OAK 42 0 45.7 9.66 2.96 3.27 0.00 0.75 92.1% 93.1 MPH 0.59 2.07 .224
2011 27 AAA Sac 23 0 23.1 13.64 3.51 3.89 0.78 59.1% 4.24 3.11 .301
2011 27 MAJ OAK 26 0 23.0 7.83 4.30 1.82 0.00 0.81 69% 92.4 MPH 3.52 3.16 .286
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 0 23.0 7.83 4.30 1.82 0.00 69% 3.52 2.90 .286
Career MAJ   93 0 88.3 9.07 4.89 1.85 0.31 77.6% 2.75 3.31 .269

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Joey Devine (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Reyes TOR 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Nate Schierholtz CHI-N 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Mike Fontenot TB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Dioner Navarro TOR 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Victor Martinez DET 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Aramis Ramirez MIL 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Endy Chavez SEA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
John McDonald ANA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Coco Crisp OAK 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Joey Devine (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jhonny Peralta STL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Beltran NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Ludwick CIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Omar Infante KC 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Lyle Overbay MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Shane Victorino BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerald Laird ATL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Konerko CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Uribe LA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Joey Devine: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Devine (elbow) will start a throwing program in August, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Devine (elbow) has been moved to the 60-day DL, the team's official Twitter feed reports.

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Devine is slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Devine will undergo surgery on his right elbow Tuesday afternoon, the A's have announced. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.

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Devine, who continues to deal with flexor tendinitis, says that Dr. James Andrews is looking at his MRI, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Devine has been shut down with elbow soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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The A's have placed Devine (biceps) on the DL, retroactive to March 24, csnbayarea.com reports.

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Devine (biceps) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Joey Devine.

2012

Devine finally returned to the majors following a two-year absence recovering from Tommy John surgery. While he struggled a bit with the A's (23 innings, 18 hits, 20:11 K:BB), he posted a strong season at Triple-A Sacramento (23.1 innings, 15 hits, 35:9 K:BB) and could pick up saves now that Andrew Bailey is in Boston. Keep an eye on his walk rate during spring training and the early part of the season, as he didn't approach his pre-surgery walk rate (2.96 BB/9IP) upon returning to Oakland last season. The A's could open spring training with a four-man battle including Devine, Grant Balfour, Brian Fuentes and Fautino De Los Santos duking it out for the job.

2011

Devine's return from Tommy John surgery is two years in the making now, as he remained sidelined with a slower-than-expected rehab from surgery back in early 2009. He was effective when last healthy back in 2008, but there's simply no telling what kind of pitcher will emerge following a two-year absence assuming he get back to being healthy at some point. The A's have accrued plenty of options in the bullpen since Devine last pitched, making even a speculative $1 endgame option somewhat of a reach.

2010

Devine entered the season as the A's co-closer with Brad Zeigler, but early spring elbow soreness turned into season-ending Tommy John surgery before he even threw a meaningful pitch. Andrew Bailey's emergence as the A's closer in 2009 clouds Devine's role once he returns to health. He's expected to be ready for spring training, but will likely have to settle on being one of the A's primary setup men. Anything resembling his 2008 campaign will still have a lot of value in deeper leagues, even without any saves.

2009

Hidden in the A's bullpen by Brad Ziegler's success, Devine's excellent season went virtually unnoticed. Coming back from an early-season elbow injury, Devine allowed just 15 baserunners in his final 23.2 innings. He was mentioned as a closer candidate late in the season, and Huston Street's departure throws the door wide open. He'll emerge as the closer come spring training, particularly with Ziegler's ability to pitch multiple innings. Don't let him go through the auction cheap.

2008

Devine rebounded from a back injury last season and posted dominating numbers in the minors, making him a candidate to win a set-up role and become a closer in waiting for 2008. The 2005 first-round draft pick was once thought of as the closer of the future for the Braves, but struggled in the majors and then was sidelined with a degenerative disc in his back in 2006. Devine proved he was healthy again by posting a 1.89 ERA and 78:19 K:BB ratio in 57 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He'll have to win a spot in the bullpen this spring, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he emerged as Huston Street's top set-up man after being traded to Oakland.

2007

Devine's status as the closer of the future for the Braves is in doubt after a tumultuous season that saw him struggle in the majors and then struggle with a degenerative disc in his back. The 27th overall pick in the 2005 draft was moved up quickly to the majors with the idea that he was a college closer who could have instant success in the majors. He struggled initially with the Braves in 2005 but was included in the playoff roster. But in 2006 he struggled in spring training and later had his season almost shelved due to back problems. He did come back to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in September and looked healthy, if not dominant, in the AFL. He was thought to be the closer of the future, but won't win the job next season with Bob Wickman re-signed. Still, he could win a job next spring as a key set-up man and closer in waiting. Given his strong strikeout totals in the minors and in college, he still has a lot of potential if his back isn't an issue.

2006

Devine is the latest example of a trend that has seen top college closers advance quickly through the minors. He was taken with the 27th overall pick in the 2005 draft and quickly moved up three minor league levels before landing in Atlanta in August, posting a 35/15 K/BB ratio over 25 innings between High-A and Double-A. Devine struggled in the majors, however, giving up a grand slam in his major league debut. Still, the Atlanta coaching staff raved about his stuff and he made the postseason roster. If John Smoltz isn't moved back to closer, Devine could win the job as early as spring 2006. Given his strong strikeout totals in the minors and in college (72/10 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings for North Carolina State his last season), he looks like a good bet to succeed in the majors.