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Joba Chamberlain

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

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0-2

ERA

4.09

WHIP

1.68

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15

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After struggling in his final two seasons with the Yankees, Chamberlain was able to bounce back with the Tigers last year. Chamberlain worked primarily in the eighth inning for the Tigers, finishing 2...

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2015 ADP:  653.54

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 250   DOB: 9/23/1985   BORN: Lincoln, NE   COLLEGE: Nebraska      Show ContractHide Contract

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Joba Chamberlain Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Tigers in February of 2015.

July 28, 2015  –  Joba Chamberlain News

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Chamberlain struck out two in a perfect inning for Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

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Joba Chamberlain 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
2007 21 A TAM 7 7 0 40.0 25 9 0 51 11 4 0 0 2.03 0.90
2007 21 AA TRE 8 7 0 40.3 32 15 4 66 15 4 2 0 3.35 1.17
2007 21 AAA SCR 3 1 0 8.0 5 0 0 18 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.75
2007 21 MAJ NYY 19 0 0 24.0 12 1 1 34 6 2 0 1 0.38 0.75
2008 22 MAJ NYY 42 12 0 100.3 87 29 5 118 39 4 3 0 2.60 1.26
2009 23 MAJ NYY 32 31 0 157.3 167 83 21 133 76 9 6 0 4.75 1.54
2010 24 MAJ NYY 73 0 0 71.7 71 35 6 77 22 3 4 3 4 26 4.40 1.30
2011 25 MAJ NYY 27 0 0 28.7 23 9 3 24 7 2 0 0 1 12 2.83 1.05
2012 26 A+ TAM 1 3 0 4.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2012 26 R GUL 1 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 26 AA TRE 1 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.91
2012 26 MAJ NYY 22 0 0 20.7 26 10 3 22 6 1 0 0 0 4 4.35 1.55
2013 27 AAA SCR 1 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2013 27 MAJ NYY 45 0 0 42.0 47 23 8 38 26 2 1 1 0 5 4.93 1.74
2014 28 MAJ DET 69 0 0 63.0 57 25 3 59 24 2 5 2 4 29 3.57 1.29
2015 29 AAA BUF 3 0 0 2.1 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 15.43 2.38
2015 29 MAJ DET 30 0 0 22.0 32 10 5 15 5 0 2 0 2 8 4.09 1.68
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3-Year Averages     45 0 0 41.9 43 19 4 39 18 1 2 1 1 12 4.08 1.46
Career  (View All)     359 43 0 529.7 522 225 55 520 211 25 21 7 3.82 1.38

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Joba Chamberlain Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 2 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.68
Jul. 1 Bos 0.7 4 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.29 1.67
Jun. 30 Bos 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.10 1.52
Jun. 24 @TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.89 1.42
Jun. 22 @TB 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.45
Jun. 17 NYM 0.7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.53 1.47
Jun. 16 @NYM 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.06 1.35
Jun. 9 Mia 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.13 1.38
Jun. 5 Hou 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.15 1.40
May. 31 @Min 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.26 1.47
May. 27 CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.29 1.43
May. 26 CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.32 1.46
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
2.3 6 3 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 11.57 3.00
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
7.0 13 6 5 4 1 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 3 6.43 2.00

Joba Chamberlain Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015465218214.419
2014137281430311.252
201393131619202.257

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20155510314411.275
2014126311027502.237
2013105251028306.295

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.701010334.611.39
201432.7121311313.581.32
201321.7011221156.231.89

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20158.30105223.242.16
201430.3131281123.561.25
201320.3200161533.541.57
Joba Chamberlain 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
2007 21 A TAM 7 7 40.0 11.48 2.47 4.64 0.00 75% 2.03 1.55 .288
2007 21 AA TRE 8 7 40.3 14.73 3.35 4.40 0.89 74.4% 3.35 2.48 .370
2007 21 AAA SCR 3 1 8.0 20.25 1.13 18.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.92 .523
2007 21 MAJ NYY 19 0 24.0 12.75 2.25 5.67 0.38 0.90 100% 0.38 1.68 .246
2008 22 MAJ NYY 42 12 100.3 10.58 3.50 3.03 0.45 1.46 80.2% 95.0 MPH 2.60 2.70 .332
2009 23 MAJ NYY 32 31 157.3 7.61 4.35 1.75 1.20 1.11 72.1% 92.5 MPH 4.75 4.74 .320
2010 24 MAJ NYY 73 0 71.7 9.67 2.76 3.50 0.75 1.25 66.7% 94.7 MPH 4.40 3.10 .342
2011 25 MAJ NYY 27 0 28.7 7.53 2.20 3.43 0.94 2.61 77.8% 94.3 MPH 2.83 3.72 .260
2012 26 A+ TAM 1 3 4.0 2.25 2.25 1.00 2.25 100% 2.25 6.70 .163
2012 26 R GUL 1 3 4.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.20 .000
2012 26 AA TRE 1 0 1.1 24.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -2.25 .907
2012 26 MAJ NYY 22 0 20.7 9.58 2.61 3.67 1.31 1.67 75.9% 94.7 MPH 4.35 4.12 .388
2013 27 AAA SCR 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .415
2013 27 MAJ NYY 45 0 42.0 8.14 5.57 1.46 1.71 1.27 76.9% 94.7 MPH 4.93 5.80 .327
2014 28 MAJ DET 69 0 63.0 8.43 3.43 2.46 0.43 2.44 71.8% 93.5 MPH 3.57 3.23 .313
2015 29 AAA BUF 3 0 2.1 17.14 4.29 4.00 0.00 20% 15.43 0.82 .675
2015 29 MAJ DET 30 0 22.0 6.14 2.05 3.00 2.05 1.43 84.4% 93.5 MPH 4.09 5.61 .365
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     45 0 41.9 8.38 3.87 2.17 0.86 73.7% 4.08 3.87 .330
Career     359 43 529.7 8.84 3.59 2.46 0.93 74.9% 3.82 3.82 .324

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2015 Stat Review for Joba Chamberlain    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.14 K/9
POOR
2.05 BB/9
GREAT
93.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.43 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.09 ERA
POOR
1.68 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.61 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.365 BABIP
HIGH
84.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Joba Chamberlain: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chamberlain was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Chamberlain has agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Chamberlain was granted his unconditional release from the Tigers on Friday.

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Chamberlain was designated for assignment Friday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Chamberlain gave up three solo homers while recording just two outs Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

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Chamberlain surrendered a solo home run in Monday's win. He has allowed four hits in his last 1.2 innings.

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Chamberlain has been anointed the Tigers' eighth-inning man. He has allowed just one run in eight appearances since an awful outing May 6.

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Chamberlain faced eight batters in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the White Sox. He struggled through two-thirds of an inning, giving up six hits (including one HR) and four earned runs to take the loss.

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Chamberlain entered Monday's game with a 2-1 lead, runners on the corners and one out in the eighth inning, and took just two pitches to get Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to ground into an inning-ending double play. It was his first hold of the season.

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Chamberlain is among a small group of relievers who will likely be considered for eighth inning work now that Tigers' closer Joe Nathan has gone on the disabled list and Joakim Soria has inherited his job.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

The promise that Chamberlain showed when he burst on to the scene a few years ago seems like a distant memory now. Chamberlain can still bring it in the mid-to-high 90s, but his stuff seems very hittable, and he may no longer be viewed as a lock to work in the late innings given his lack of control (5.6 BB/9) and propensity to surrender the long ball (1.7 HR/9) during his final season with the Yankees. With a live arm and being just a year removed from a strikeout-per-inning campaign in 2012 (3.55 xFIP), the Tigers rolled the dice on him in December, and he could quickly establish himself as a setup option ahead of new closer Joe Nathan.

2013

Chamberlain had a bizarre 2012. While rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, he had a trampoline accident while playing with his son that dislocated his ankle, and was thought to be season-ending. Chamberlain worked his way back to appear in 22 games for the Yankees, and while he still showed strong strikeout numbers (fanning 22 in 20.2 innings), he allowed 32 baserunners over that span. Chamberlain looked good before hurting his arm in 2011, but we'll have to see if his stuff comes back to forecast whether he'll ever be anything close to the shutdown reliever we saw early in his career.

2012

Chamberlain will miss at least half of 2012 as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery. Given the emergence of David Robertson, it's unlikely at this point that Chamberlain would regain his position as the heir apparent to Mariano Rivera, but he's shown much better control as a reliever than as a starter, averaging 7.5 K/9IP and 2.2 BB/9IP as a full-time bullpen arm before succumbing to the elbow injury. The Yankees could potentially deal Chamberlain to a team that sees him as a closer option, or they could pair him with Rivera, Robertson, and Rafael Soriano to create a devastating late-inning bullpen combination once he returns to health.

2011

Chamberlain's role with the Yankees was one of the most hotly debated issues in spring training last year, but don't expect that to be the case in 2011. New York doesn't seem to be giving any serious thought to giving him another chance in the starting rotation, and he seems destined to spend another year in a seventh- or eighth-inning role. Chamberlain is probably better suited to the bullpen anyway, showing significant improvement in both K/9IP (9.7) and BB/9IP (2.8) when used as a full-time reliever last year.

2010

Chamberlain began the 2009 season as a starter for the first time in his career. Hamstrung by the increasingly secretive and ever-evolving Joba Rules, he was often yanked after just three or four innings, especially later in the season. Whether those restrictions had a negative effect on his performance remains up for debate, but the end result was a highly inconsistent campaign that saw Chamberlain negate his strong strikeout numbers (133 in 157.1 innings) with a lack of command (76 walks). His 2010 role hasnít been permanently decided, but we expect to see him back in the rotation, likely working with a less restrictive innings count.

2009

The Yankees' front office is planning to keep Chamberlain in the rotation for 2009, but considering that he only tossed 100.1 innings in his first full major league season, there could be some workload restrictions in play. The price tag on draft day will be high regardless of his role, but given Mariano Rivera's death grip on the save opportunities as the team's closer, fantasy owners will undoubtedly prefer that the Yankees stay the course and keep him as a starter. In 42 appearances -- including 12 starts -- Chamberlain posted a 118:39 K:BB ratio and held opponents to a .233 BAA in 2008, but beware of the potential for another year of Joba Rules protecting his arm.

2008

Chamberlain was untouchable at all four levels he pitched at in 2007, delivering a combined 169:33 K:BB ratio in 112.1 innings as a starter and reliever. The Yankees opted to call him up when their set-up options faltered, and he was quickly deployed as the eighth-inning stopper in front of closer Mariano Rivera. Chamberlain's fastball touches 99 mph, while his curveball is also a plus-pitch that helps him dominate hitters. As of press time, the Yankees were leaning towards moving him back into the rotation, while new manager Joe Girardi hinted that there would be a strict watch over his workload, as well as that of young hurlers Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy. Chamberlain's stuff is simply electric, so expect plenty of strikeouts regardless of his eventual role.