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Michael Wuertz
Birthdate: 12/15/1978 (38 y, 3 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/212     Position: P
Drafted: 1997 June Amateur Draft - Round: 11, Pick: 10, Overall: 334, Team: Chicago Cubs
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RotoWire News: Wuertz was released by the Marlins on Friday, MLB.com reports (3/8/2013)
Profiles:  2012  (Click Year to Expand / Close)

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2004Cubs31100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
2005Cubs75200000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.60.20.0
2006Cubs (AAA)30100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2006Cubs41100000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
2007Cubs73200000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.60.20.0
2007Cubs2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Cubs (AAA)17000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Cubs45100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
2009Athletics74000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2010Athletics (A+)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Athletics (AAA)4000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Athletics48000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2011Athletics (A+)4000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Athletics (AAA)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Athletics39000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
Total- - -426700000.0 %71.4 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-2.00.8-0.1
Postseason- - -2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Cubs31110000000001000000.000
2005Cubs75220000000002000000.000
2006Cubs (AAA)30110000000001000000.000
2006Cubs41010000000000001000.000
2007Cubs73220000000001000000.000
2007Cubs2000000000000000000.000
2008Cubs (AAA)17000000000000000000.000
2008Cubs45110000000001000000.000
2009Athletics74000000000000000000.000
2010Athletics (A+)2000000000000000000.000
2010Athletics (AAA)4000000000000000000.000
2010Athletics48000000000000000000.000
2011Athletics (A+)4000000000000000000.000
2011Athletics (AAA)3000000000000000000.000
2011Athletics39000000000000000000.000
Total- - -426670000000005001000.000
Postseason- - -2000000000000000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Cubs0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
2004Average8.6 %16.9 %0.51.266.335.428.763.1624.9.297     .330 
2005Cubs0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100
2005Average8.2 %16.4 %0.50.264.330.419.749.1544.9.295     .326 
2006Cubs (AAA)0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
2006Cubs0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
2006Average8.4 %16.8 %0.50.269.337.432.768.1635.0.301     .332 
2007Cubs0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.6.000-100
2007Cubs0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Average8.5 %17.1 %0.50.268.336.423.758.1555.2.303     .331 
2008Cubs (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2008Cubs0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300     .328 
2009Athletics0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299     .329 
2010Athletics (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Athletics (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Athletics0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297     .321 
2011Athletics (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Athletics (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Athletics0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295     .316 
Total- - -0.0 %71.4 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.9.000-100
Postseason- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2004Cubs0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2005Cubs0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2006Cubs0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2007Cubs1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2007Cubs0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2008Cubs0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2009Athletics0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2010Athletics0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2011Athletics0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2004Cubs0000000235
2005Cubs0000000268
2006Cubs0000010011
2007Cubs1000000347
2007Cubs0000000000
2008Cubs0000000033
2009Athletics0000000000
2010Athletics0000000000
2011Athletics0000000000
Total- - -100001071724
Postseason- - -0000000000

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2004Cubs-0.01-0.010.00-0.33-0.030.45 0-0.030.00
2005Cubs-0.03-0.030.00-0.49-0.050.64 0-0.050.00
2006Cubs-0.03-0.030.00-0.24-0.021.51 0-0.020.00
2007Cubs-0.03-0.030.00-0.29-0.030.54 0-0.050.00
2007Cubs          
2008Cubs-0.03-0.030.00-0.11-0.011.33 0-0.030.00
2009Athletics       0  
2010Athletics       0  
2011Athletics       0  
Total- - --0.13-0.130.00-1.45-0.140.81 0-0.170.01
Postseason- - -          

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2004Cubs100.0% (87.8)       
2005Cubs87.5% (89.3)12.5% (84.0)      
2006Cubs100.0% (00.0)       
2007Cubs83.3% (90.0)  16.7% (76.0)   14.3%
2008Cubs33.3% (92.0)   66.7% (83.5)   
2009Athletics        
2010Athletics        
2011Athletics        
Total- - -82.6% (89.1)4.3% (84.0) 4.3% (76.0)8.7% (83.5)  4.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Cubs80.0 %      20.0 %      
2008Cubs33.3 %         66.7 %   
2009Athletics              
2010Athletics              
2011Athletics              
Total- - -62.5 %      12.5 %  25.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Cubs89.0      74.9     
2008Cubs89.7         82.3  
2009Athletics             
2010Athletics             
2011Athletics             
Total- - -89.1      74.9  82.3  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2004Cubs-0.3      -5.60      
2005Cubs-0.60.0     -8.302.59     
2006Cubs-0.2      -20.49      
2007Cubs-0.5  0.0   -10.23  4.42   
2008Cubs0.0   -0.2  -4.28   -11.44  
2009Athletics              
2010Athletics              
2011Athletics              
Total- - --1.60.0 0.0-0.2  -8.532.59 4.42-11.44  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Cubs-0.3      0.0     
2008Cubs0.0         -0.2  
2009Athletics             
2010Athletics             
2011Athletics             
Total- - --0.4      0.0  -0.2  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Cubs-8.56      4.41     
2008Cubs-4.27         -11.42  
2009Athletics             
2010Athletics             
2011Athletics             
Total- - --7.70      4.41  -11.42  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2004Cubs0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %   20.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2004Average20.5 %69.0 %45.6 %61.6 %85.1 %80.0 %51.7 %58.4 %9.1 %
2005Cubs0.0 %16.7 %12.5 % 100.0 %100.0 %75.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2005Average21.5 %67.7 %45.9 %54.7 %88.2 %80.8 %52.7 %59.1 %8.8 %
2006Cubs100.0 % 100.0 %100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %0.0 %
2006Average23.1 %66.6 %45.7 %57.5 %88.5 %81.0 %52.0 %58.8 %8.6 %
2007Cubs25.0 %66.7 %42.9 %0.0 %100.0 %66.7 %42.9 % 14.3 %
2007Average23.7 %66.0 %45.5 %58.8 %88.2 %80.7 %51.5 %58.7 %8.7 %
2008Cubs100.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 % 0.0 %66.7 %100.0 %33.3 %
2008Average24.9 %65.4 %45.4 %61.6 %87.9 %80.7 %50.5 %58.6 %8.7 %
2009Athletics         
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %44.8 %62.5 %87.8 %80.5 %48.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
2010Athletics         
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Athletics         
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
Total- - -25.0 %25.0 %25.0 %33.3 %100.0 %66.7 %50.0 %71.4 %8.3 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Cubs33.3 %50.0 %40.0 %0.0 %100.0 %50.0 %40.0 %14.5
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Cubs0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %   66.7 %13.0
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Athletics        
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Athletics        
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Athletics        
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
Total- - -25.0 %25.0 %25.0 %0.0 %100.0 %50.0 %50.0 %14.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2004CubsP31029.0040000000 3   1.000 
2005CubsP75075.2270002101 7   1.000 
2006CubsP41040.2231100000 4   .833 
2007CubsP73072.1290000000 7   1.000 
2008CubsP45044.2561010000 4   .917 
2009AthleticsP74078.2470000000 9   1.000 
2010AthleticsP48039.2450000000 3   1.000 
2011AthleticsP39033.2120000000 10   1.000 
Total- - -P4260414.120432112101 47   .969 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2004CubsP29.00  000              
2005CubsP75.20  0-2-2              
2006CubsP40.2-1  0-1-2              
2007CubsP72.1-1  0-1-2              
2008CubsP44.20  -10-1              
2009AthleticsP78.2-1  00-1              
2010AthleticsP39.20  000              
2011AthleticsP33.2-2  00-2              
Total- - -P414.1-5  -1-4-10              

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2004Cubs-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1)$0
2005Cubs-0.60.0 0.2-0.60.20.00.1-0.30.0($0.1)$0
2006Cubs-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1)$0
2007Cubs-0.60.0 0.2-0.60.20.00.1-0.30.0($0.2)$0
2008Cubs-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1)$1
2009Athletics0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2010Athletics0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2011Athletics0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
Total- - --2.00.0 0.8-2.00.80.00.2-1.0-0.1($0.5)$2

  • $5.2m / 2 Years (2010 - 2011) + 1 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Oakland Athletics on 1/30/2010 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2010: $2.2M, 2011: $2.8M
    • 2012 Team Option: $3.5M ($0.5M buyout)
    • Source: bizofbaseball.com, Hat Tip: ibabuzz.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 1997 June Amateur Draft - Round: 11, Pick: 10, Overall: 334
    • Team: Chicago Cubs
    • School: Austin HS (Austin, MN)