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Jonathan Papelbon
Birthdate: 11/23/1980 (36 y, 4 m, 1 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/230     Position: P
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 17, Overall: 114, Team: Boston Red Sox
Contract: $50M / 4 Years (2012 - 2015) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Papelbon now appears unlikely to sign with another team this season, WEEI's Rob Bradford reports. (8/31/2016)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Papelbon struggled with an oblique injury and poor performance last season. The Nationals acted decisively to designate him for assignment in the midst of their playoff race. Most pitchers of his talent level would have been given more leeway to regain confidence in a low-leverage role, but Papelbon has always been... controversial. Of course, you're familiar with the infamous Bryce Harper Choke Out of 2015. The Nationals justified keeping him because he was producing. Once that ended, it was easier to cut ties. The 36-year-old is a free agent now. Due to a family matter, he may sit out part or all of the 2017 season. From there, it can be a slippery slope to retirement. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Papelbon was ousted from the nation's capitol after roughly one calendar year as the closer. Injuries and an off-the-field issue appear to have temporarily waylaid his career.

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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006vs L34.1- - -134257044282037.198.248.309.237
2006vs R34.0- - -123153143150138.128.171.197.166
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Home31.20.85123205043181036.174.228.246.210
2006Away36.20.98134205144251139.156.195.262.197
2006Home vs L15.2- - -66145022161022.233.303.373.290
2006Home vs R16.0- - -5760021020014.109.140.109.118
2006Away vs L18.2- - -68112022121015.167.194.250.186
2006Away vs R18.0- - -6693122130124.145.197.274.207
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Mar/Apr14.10.005171000020114.146.196.167.171
2006May12.20.714561011010010.136.156.159.142
2006Jun13.10.685293011131017.184.231.306.227
2006Jul12.20.714650011130013.116.174.186.166
2006Aug15.02.4060115144141021.196.254.396.266
2006Sept/Oct0.10.0032001000000.667.667.667.593
20061st Half46.00.59170255033281147.155.200.224.188
20062nd Half22.11.6187155154151028.183.233.316.232
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Low Leverage15.2- - -5663000040017.115.179.173.165
2006Medium Leverage22.0- - -86183011120122.217.244.289.236
2006High Leverage30.2- - -115164176272036.148.202.267.197
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Bases Empty40.2- - -157308133360045.199.229.325.240
2006Men on Base27.2- - -100102054072130.109.182.135.143
2006Men In Scoring15.2- - -5941054072115.078.203.102.144
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Through 3 - 01.0- - -60000003201.000.500.000.177
2006Through 3 - 13.1- - -151000004004.091.333.091.248
2006Through 3 - 27.0- - -3120100080013.087.323.182.262
2006Through 2 - 05.2- - -242200006204.111.333.235.242
2006Through 1 - 024.0- - -89104010072124.124.202.175.168
2006Through 2 - 112.1- - -5182122160014.178.275.349.271
2006Through 1 - 128.2- - -107152122150042.147.187.218.181
2006Through 0 - 137.1- - -138215155360051.159.197.285.209
2006Through 2 - 216.1- - -6371111170034.125.222.236.211
2006Through 1 - 223.1- - -7950000040041.067.114.067.092
2006Through 0 - 218.0- - -6384011120029.131.159.246.175
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006As Reliever68.10.9225740101873132175.165.211.254.203
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20061st Through Order as RP68.00.9325640101873132175.165.212.255.204
20062nd Through Order as RP0.10.0010000000000.000.000.000.000

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006vs L9.702.104.630.5227.6 %6.0 %21.6 %- - -0.96.26496.0 %2.453.17
2006vs R10.061.327.600.2630.9 %4.1 %26.8 %- - -0.59.18086.7 %1.823.10
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Home10.232.274.500.2829.3 %6.5 %22.8 %.1740.88.24490.2 %2.043.10
2006Away9.571.237.800.4929.1 %3.7 %25.4 %.1560.68.20794.8 %2.223.16
2006Home vs L12.643.453.670.5733.3 %9.1 %24.2 %.2331.28.35196.8 %2.322.92
2006Home vs R7.881.137.000.0024.6 %3.5 %21.0 %.1090.50.14675.0 %1.773.27
2006Away vs L7.230.967.500.4822.1 %2.9 %19.1 %.1670.70.20094.8 %2.563.37
2006Away vs R12.001.508.000.5036.4 %4.6 %31.8 %.1450.67.21694.8 %1.872.94
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Mar/Apr8.791.267.000.0027.5 %3.9 %23.5 %.1460.63.206100.0 %1.823.49
2006May7.110.7110.000.0022.2 %2.2 %20.0 %.1360.55.17785.7 %1.803.14
2006Jun11.482.035.670.6832.7 %5.8 %26.9 %.1840.90.258100.0 %2.252.54
2006Jul9.242.134.330.7128.3 %6.5 %21.7 %.1160.63.138100.0 %2.833.80
2006Aug12.602.405.250.6035.0 %6.7 %28.3 %.1961.00.29480.9 %2.012.74
2006Sept/Oct0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.6676.00.66750.0 %3.153.15
20061st Half9.201.575.880.3927.7 %4.7 %22.9 %.1550.72.20599.4 %2.263.16
20062nd Half11.282.015.600.4032.2 %5.8 %26.4 %.1830.90.26480.7 %1.893.07
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Low Leverage9.772.304.250.0030.4 %7.1 %23.2 %- - -0.64.171100.0 %1.743.00
2006Medium Leverage9.000.8211.000.4125.6 %2.3 %23.3 %- - -0.91.283100.0 %2.153.35
2006High Leverage10.572.055.140.5931.3 %6.1 %25.2 %- - -0.75.20079.2 %2.333.04
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Bases Empty9.961.337.500.6628.7 %3.8 %24.8 %- - -0.89.262100.0 %2.343.07
2006Men on Base9.762.284.290.0030.0 %7.0 %23.0 %- - -0.61.16172.2 %1.853.22
2006Men In Scoring8.624.022.140.0025.4 %11.9 %13.6 %- - -0.70.11158.3 %2.764.29
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Through 3 - 09.0027.000.330.0016.7 %50.0 %-33.3 %- - -3.00.000100.0 %10.1510.15
2006Through 3 - 110.8010.801.000.0026.7 %26.7 %0.0 %- - -1.50.143100.0 %4.355.19
2006Through 3 - 216.7110.291.630.0041.9 %25.8 %16.1 %- - -1.43.200100.0 %2.864.07
2006Through 2 - 06.359.530.670.0016.7 %25.0 %-8.3 %- - -1.41.143100.0 %4.916.40
2006Through 1 - 09.002.633.430.0027.0 %7.9 %19.1 %- - -0.71.17594.4 %2.153.73
2006Through 2 - 110.224.382.330.7327.5 %11.8 %15.7 %- - -1.14.23395.2 %3.393.93
2006Through 1 - 113.191.578.400.3139.3 %4.7 %34.6 %- - -0.70.23796.8 %1.191.92
2006Through 0 - 112.291.458.500.7237.0 %4.4 %32.6 %- - -0.72.23196.5 %1.942.10
2006Through 2 - 218.733.864.860.5554.0 %11.1 %42.9 %- - -0.86.286100.0 %1.071.47
2006Through 1 - 215.811.5410.250.0051.9 %5.1 %46.8 %- - -0.39.147100.0 %0.151.11
2006Through 0 - 214.501.0014.500.5046.0 %3.2 %42.9 %- - -0.56.226100.0 %0.981.35
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006As Reliever9.881.715.770.4029.2 %5.1 %24.1 %.1650.78.22492.4 %2.143.13
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20061st Through Order as RP9.931.725.770.4029.3 %5.1 %24.2 %.1650.78.22692.4 %2.133.13
20062nd Through Order as RP0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.0000.00.000100.0 %3.153.15

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006vs L1.0814.8 %44.3 %40.9 %19.4 %5.6 %5.1 %0.0 %37.1 %27.0 %36.0 %6.7 %73.0 %20.2 %548177371
2006vs R0.5819.2 %29.5 %51.3 %15.0 %2.5 %0.0 %0.0 %30.4 %31.7 %38.0 %12.7 %65.8 %21.5 %475137338
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Home0.9717.7 %40.5 %41.8 %15.2 %3.0 %0.0 %0.0 %32.9 %34.2 %32.9 %8.9 %69.6 %21.5 %515164351
2006Away0.7016.1 %34.5 %49.4 %18.6 %4.7 %6.7 %0.0 %34.8 %24.7 %40.5 %10.1 %69.7 %20.2 %508150358
2006Home vs L0.9418.4 %39.5 %42.1 %12.5 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %34.2 %34.2 %31.6 %5.3 %71.1 %23.7 %298103195
2006Home vs R1.0017.1 %41.5 %41.5 %17.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %31.7 %34.2 %34.2 %12.2 %68.3 %19.5 %21761156
2006Away vs L1.2012.0 %48.0 %40.0 %25.0 %5.0 %8.3 %0.0 %39.2 %21.6 %39.2 %7.8 %74.5 %17.7 %25074176
2006Away vs R0.2621.6 %16.2 %62.2 %13.0 %4.3 %0.0 %0.0 %29.0 %29.0 %42.1 %13.2 %63.2 %23.7 %25876182
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Mar/Apr0.6517.6 %32.4 %50.0 %23.5 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %38.2 %26.5 %35.3 %5.9 %88.2 %5.9 %20566139
2006May1.3317.6 %47.1 %35.3 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %26.5 %38.2 %35.3 %8.8 %85.3 %5.9 %17847131
2006Jun1.0022.6 %38.7 %38.7 %16.7 %8.3 %8.3 %0.0 %31.3 %21.9 %46.9 %6.3 %56.3 %37.5 %19260132
2006Jul0.566.7 %33.3 %60.0 %22.2 %5.6 %0.0 %0.0 %36.7 %30.0 %33.3 %13.3 %63.3 %23.3 %18354129
2006Aug0.6517.6 %32.4 %50.0 %0.0 %5.9 %0.0 %0.0 %37.1 %28.6 %34.3 %14.3 %54.3 %31.4 %25885173
2006Sept/Oct2.0033.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %725
20061st Half0.9218.6 %38.9 %42.5 %22.9 %4.2 %4.5 %0.0 %33.3 %28.1 %38.6 %7.0 %76.3 %16.7 %663200463
20062nd Half0.6413.2 %34.0 %52.8 %7.1 %3.6 %0.0 %0.0 %35.2 %31.5 %33.3 %14.8 %55.6 %29.6 %360114246
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Low Leverage1.0717.1 %42.9 %40.0 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %31.4 %22.9 %45.7 %8.6 %80.0 %11.4 %23069161
2006Medium Leverage0.7519.7 %34.4 %45.9 %25.0 %3.6 %9.5 %0.0 %37.7 %31.2 %31.2 %9.8 %70.5 %19.7 %33499235
2006High Leverage0.7614.3 %37.1 %48.6 %11.8 %5.9 %0.0 %0.0 %31.9 %30.6 %37.5 %9.7 %63.9 %26.4 %459146313
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Bases Empty0.8415.1 %38.7 %46.2 %16.3 %6.1 %4.9 %0.0 %39.6 %28.3 %32.1 %8.5 %68.9 %22.6 %603178425
2006Men on Base0.7820.0 %35.0 %45.0 %18.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %24.2 %30.7 %45.2 %11.3 %71.0 %17.7 %420136284
2006Men In Scoring0.6520.0 %31.4 %48.6 %17.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %19.4 %41.7 %38.9 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %24684162
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Through 3 - 02.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %30219
2006Through 3 - 11.5028.6 %42.9 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %28.6 %28.6 %0.0 %71.4 %28.6 %894940
2006Through 3 - 20.5010.0 %30.0 %60.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %10.0 %50.0 %40.0 %220101119
2006Through 2 - 01.0014.3 %42.9 %42.9 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %64.3 %14.3 %21.4 %7.1 %50.0 %42.9 %1266957
2006Through 1 - 00.7017.9 %33.9 %48.2 %11.1 %0.0 %5.3 %0.0 %28.1 %28.1 %43.9 %12.3 %64.9 %22.8 %411173238
2006Through 2 - 10.7122.6 %32.3 %45.2 %7.1 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %35.5 %19.4 %45.2 %9.7 %64.5 %25.8 %285130155
2006Through 1 - 10.9621.7 %38.3 %40.0 %12.5 %4.2 %8.7 %0.0 %21.7 %33.3 %45.0 %10.0 %66.7 %23.3 %528186342
2006Through 0 - 11.0916.3 %43.8 %40.0 %15.6 %9.4 %2.9 %0.0 %34.6 %29.6 %35.8 %7.4 %71.6 %21.0 %582141441
2006Through 2 - 20.439.1 %27.3 %63.6 %7.1 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %27.3 %27.3 %45.5 %13.6 %54.6 %31.8 %390155235
2006Through 1 - 20.8114.7 %38.2 %47.1 %6.3 %0.0 %7.7 %0.0 %14.7 %38.2 %47.1 %11.8 %70.6 %17.7 %421129292
2006Through 0 - 20.9315.6 %40.6 %43.8 %7.1 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %28.1 %34.4 %37.5 %9.4 %71.9 %18.8 %27348225
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006As Reliever0.8216.9 %37.3 %45.8 %17.1 %3.9 %3.2 %0.0 %33.9 %29.2 %36.9 %9.5 %69.6 %20.8 %1023314709
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20061st Through Order as RP0.8017.0 %37.0 %46.1 %17.1 %3.9 %3.3 %0.0 %33.5 %29.3 %37.1 %9.6 %69.5 %21.0 %1019314705
20062nd Through Order as RP1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %404