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Jeff Karstens
Birthdate: 9/24/1982 (32 y, 1 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 19, Pick: 27, Overall: 574, Team: New York Yankees
Contract: $2.5M / 1 Years (2013)
RotoWire News: Karstens became a free agent Monday evening after the Pirates failed to offer him a qualifying contract, according to the team's website. (11/4/2013)
Injury: Shoulder, Day-to-Day



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2006Yankees (AA)600111174.08.151.700.49.24078.0 %  2.312.69  
2006Yankees (AAA)550141473.25.863.671.10.29870.1 %  4.284.61  
2006Yankees2108642.23.382.321.27.23473.4 %33.3 %7.9 %3.805.075.750.2
2007Yankees (R)000113.15.402.700.00.250100.0 %  0.003.13  
2007Yankees (A-)100115.014.400.001.80.300100.0 %  1.802.88  
2007Yankees (A+)000114.011.252.250.00.300100.0 %  0.001.58  
2007Yankees (AA)100115.09.003.600.00.30883.3 %  1.802.47  
2007Yankees (AAA)3006531.07.842.610.58.26789.7 %  1.743.12  
2007Yankees1407314.23.075.522.45.37149.3 %27.4 %12.5 %11.057.947.14-0.4
2008Yankees (AAA)640121268.27.211.971.05.29071.6 %  3.803.89  
2008Pirates2609951.14.032.281.23.27762.5 %41.6 %10.1 %4.034.774.770.2
2009Pirates (AAA)000306.010.500.000.00.267100.0 %  0.000.82  
2009Pirates4603913108.04.333.751.00.28666.1 %38.5 %7.4 %5.424.885.420.1
2010Pirates (AAA)1205116.06.751.131.69.33347.9 %  7.314.57  
2010Pirates31002619122.25.281.981.54.30970.5 %42.0 %12.5 %4.924.824.260.2
2011Pirates9903026162.15.321.831.22.27577.4 %46.2 %11.5 %3.384.294.000.6
2012Pirates (AA)1002210.05.400.900.00.26788.9 %  0.902.30  
2012Pirates (AAA)0203313.28.561.980.66.26314.7 %  4.613.09  
2012Pirates540191590.26.551.490.79.28768.2 %36.8 %7.8 %3.973.323.841.5
2013Pirates (A+)000113.012.000.000.00.44475.0 %  3.000.57  
2013Pirates (AA)000114.09.004.500.00.18260.0 %  0.003.57  
2015Steamer660161696.06.532.201.04.29269.2 %  4.214.02 0.6
Total- - -2640013891592.15.012.321.22.28669.5 %40.6 %10.0 %4.444.554.562.6


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2006Yankees (AA)602.311111000  74.0296542019414135067
2006Yankees (AAA)554.281414100  73.2326804235930111148
2006Yankees213.80860000042.2179402018611213116
2007Yankees (R)000.0011000  3.1153000100002
2007Yankees (A-)101.8011000  5.0194111000008
2007Yankees (A+)000.0011000  4.0163000100005
2007Yankees (AA)101.8011000  5.0204110200005
2007Yankees (AAA)301.7465000  31.0124256629004027
2007Yankees1411.05730000014.2802721184900205
2008Yankees (AAA)643.801212000  68.2278663129815102055
2008Pirates264.03991100051.1220563223713001023
2009Pirates (AAA)000.0030000  6.0224000000007
2009Pirates465.42391300010108.047111566651245521052
2010Pirates (AAA)127.3151000  16.07121141332000012
2010Pirates3104.92261900000122.252514672672127510172
2011Pirates993.38302611000162.166816369612233644196
2012Pirates (AA)100.9022000  10.0378110100006
2012Pirates (AAA)024.6133000  13.2561113713011013
2012Pirates543.9719150001090.2372894140815013166
2013Pirates (A+)003.0011000  3.0134110000004
2013Pirates (AA)000.0011000  4.0182200201004
2015Steamer664.211616  0  96.04099948451123 3  70
Total- - -26404.441389122020592.1251563632129280153189144330

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2006Yankees (AA)8.151.704.790.4922.6 %4.7 %17.9 %.1940.92.24078.0 %  2.69
2006Yankees (AAA)5.863.671.601.1014.7 %9.2 %5.5 %.2711.49.29870.1 %  4.61
2006Yankees3.382.321.451.278.9 %6.2 %2.8 %.2401.20.23473.4 %831125.07
2006Average6.593.302.001.1216.8 %8.4 %8.4 %.2651.41.29870.9 %  4.58
2007Yankees (R)5.402.702.000.0013.3 %6.7 %6.7 %.2141.20.250100.0 %  3.13
2007Yankees (A-)14.400.008.001.8042.1 %0.0 %42.1 %.2110.80.300100.0 %  2.88
2007Yankees (A+)11.252.255.000.0031.3 %6.3 %25.0 %.2001.00.300100.0 %  1.58
2007Yankees (AA)9.003.602.500.0025.0 %10.0 %15.0 %.2221.20.30883.3 %  2.47
2007Yankees (AAA)7.842.613.000.5821.8 %7.3 %14.5 %.2171.10.26789.7 %  3.12
2007Yankees3.075.520.562.456.3 %11.3 %-5.0 %.3802.45.37149.3 %2451787.94
2007Average6.673.332.001.0317.1 %8.5 %8.6 %.2631.41.29970.7 %  4.43
2008Yankees (AAA)7.211.973.671.0519.8 %5.4 %14.4 %.2511.18.29071.6 %  3.89
2008Pirates4.032.281.771.2310.5 %5.9 %4.5 %.2711.34.27762.5 %951124.77
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %8.8 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Pirates (AAA)10.500.007.000.0031.8 %0.0 %31.8 %.1820.67.267100.0 %  0.82
2009Pirates4.333.751.161.0011.0 %9.6 %1.5 %.2711.48.28666.1 %1311174.88
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2010Pirates (AAA)6.751.136.001.6916.9 %2.8 %14.1 %.3041.44.33347.9 %  4.57
2010Pirates5.281.982.671.5413.7 %5.1 %8.6 %.2941.41.30970.5 %1261244.82
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Pirates5.321.832.911.2214.4 %4.9 %9.4 %.2581.21.27577.4 %911154.29
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Pirates (AA)5.400.906.000.0016.2 %2.7 %13.5 %.2220.90.26788.9 %  2.30
2012Pirates (AAA)8.561.984.330.6623.2 %5.4 %17.8 %.2121.02.26314.7 %  3.09
2012Pirates6.551.494.400.7917.7 %4.0 %13.7 %.2501.15.28768.2 %104883.32
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Pirates (A+)12.000.004.000.0030.8 %0.0 %30.8 %.3081.33.44475.0 %  0.57
2013Pirates (AA)9.004.502.000.0022.2 %11.1 %11.1 %.1331.00.18260.0 %  3.57
2015Steamer6.532.202.971.0417.0 %5.7 %11.3 %.2591.28.29269.2 %  4.02
Total- - -5.012.322.161.2213.1 %6.1 %7.0 %.2701.33.28669.5 %1111144.55

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2006Yankees0.6616.0 %33.3 %50.7 %6.6 %7.9 %2.0 %100.0 %5.721275.75
2007Yankees0.5321.0 %27.4 %51.6 %12.5 %12.5 %11.8 %50.0 %6.691607.14
2008Pirates1.0719.7 %41.6 %38.8 %4.3 %10.1 %9.5 %66.7 %5.021104.77
2009Pirates0.8515.9 %38.5 %45.5 %11.7 %7.4 %5.8 %35.7 %5.351285.42
2010Pirates1.0518.1 %42.0 %39.9 %10.7 %12.5 %4.5 %25.0 %4.341074.26
2011Pirates1.2717.4 %46.2 %36.5 %7.3 %11.5 %4.5 %27.3 %4.101044.00
2012Pirates1.0026.4 %36.8 %36.8 %6.8 %7.8 %3.9 %30.0 %3.96983.84
Total- - -1.0018.8 %40.6 %40.6 %8.7 %10.0 %5.1 %38.0 %4.621124.56

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2006Yankees507624511131216387603
2007Yankees173213424213112193305
2008Pirates746935376415299532831
2009Pirates138163571981454164410801724
2010Pirates17716876188415359311971790
2011Pirates2421919114111138578215742356
2012Pirates1031037474103344268871313
Total- - -80180237070415019272307258508922

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2006Yankees0.34-2.472.824.820.450.860.820.671.4660.260.1400
2007Yankees-1.13-2.181.05-10.41-0.950.940.861.140.625-0.86-0.3312
2008Pirates-0.07-3.953.88-2.83-0.330.980.960.871.078-0.180.1100
2009Pirates-1.33-7.926.59-13.05-1.340.860.810.830.8631-0.69-0.8637
2010Pirates-1.03-8.767.74-6.62-0.690.860.850.730.8725-1.570.3801
2011Pirates-0.47-12.2311.771.670.041.020.950.901.2428-0.16-0.3021
2012Pirates-0.12-5.875.75-2.96-0.220.890.840.860.83190.36-0.4911
Total- - --3.79-43.3939.59-29.38-3.040.920.880.840.98122-2.85-1.28712

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2006Yankees59.5% (86.3)8.2% (77.4)1.2% (83.0)15.7% (69.8)15.5% (75.0)  2.2%
2007Yankees56.4% (88.0)6.9% (78.9)1.3% (85.3)22.4% (74.0)12.9% (76.6)  0.3%
2008Pirates55.9% (88.9)16.5% (79.9) 9.5% (73.3)18.1% (78.5)  0.7%
2009Pirates56.8% (88.6)15.7% (77.9) 14.3% (70.9)13.2% (78.5)  3.3%
2010Pirates54.2% (88.9)18.7% (79.9) 16.2% (71.7)11.0% (79.6)  2.6%
2011Pirates53.6% (88.8)17.2% (79.1)1.8% (85.9)14.6% (70.5)12.8% (80.4)  1.1%
2012Pirates53.6% (89.3)12.1% (79.7)0.6% (85.3)21.3% (71.0)12.3% (80.9)   
Total- - -55.0% (88.7)15.4% (79.2)0.7% (85.6)15.7% (71.2)13.1% (79.3)  1.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Yankees70.0 %      15.0 %  15.0 %   
2008Pirates53.8 %    0.1 %14.3 %11.8 %  19.8 %   
2009Pirates45.2 %6.3 %1.5 %   13.0 %16.7 %  16.4 %  0.1 %
2010Pirates28.5 % 2.4 %  23.8 %17.0 %16.0 %  11.0 %   
2011Pirates20.4 %    35.7 %18.8 %12.8 %  11.3 %   
2012Pirates15.2 % 0.8 %  38.1 %13.0 %19.9 %  13.0 %   
Total- - -30.2 %1.4 %1.0 %  22.1 %15.7 %15.4 %  13.5 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Yankees87.2      70.5  78.6  
2008Pirates89.4    89.380.674.4  79.4  
2009Pirates88.888.987.7   78.171.8  79.9  
2010Pirates89.2 86.0  88.379.771.7  79.7  
2011Pirates88.9    88.278.570.2  79.9  
2012Pirates89.3 84.5  89.379.270.6  81.0  
Total- - -89.188.986.3  88.579.071.3  80.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2006Yankees1.0-2.00.42.01.7  0.29-4.255.542.131.87  
2007Yankees-9.20.7-0.5-1.1-1.3  -5.363.53-11.57-1.63-3.34  
2008Pirates-1.9-0.3 -2.90.3  -0.41-0.24 -3.740.22  
2009Pirates-6.91.2 -0.8-1.4  -0.730.45 -0.32-0.62  
2010Pirates-10.1-4.9 3.6-3.6  -1.07-1.51 1.29-1.88  
2011Pirates-1.65.1-1.45.4-2.7  -0.121.26-3.381.57-0.90  
2012Pirates6.4-2.30.80.81.5  0.91-1.429.930.280.91  
Total- - --22.2-2.6-0.77.0-5.4  -0.46-0.19-1.110.51-0.47  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Yankees0.0      -0.6  -0.1  
2008Pirates2.5    0.0-0.7-2.5  -0.3  
2009Pirates-7.6-1.0-1.1   2.2-1.2  -0.1  
2010Pirates1.2 -4.2  -7.8-4.12.7  -3.5  
2011Pirates-1.2    0.04.74.2  -1.5  
2012Pirates0.5 0.4  6.3-1.51.0  1.8  
Total- - --4.6-1.0-4.9  -1.50.73.7  -3.7  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Yankees0.13      -19.63  -4.27  
2008Pirates0.56    -3.78-0.60-2.54  -0.19  
2009Pirates-0.99-0.88-4.32   1.00-0.41  -0.04  
2010Pirates0.24 -10.01  -1.82-1.360.96  -1.78  
2011Pirates-0.25    0.001.071.39  -0.55  
2012Pirates0.24 4.07  1.26-0.860.38  1.06  
Total- - --0.19-0.88-6.18  -0.080.050.30  -0.34  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2006Yankees18.8 %67.2 %46.6 %68.1 %93.8 %89.4 %57.5 %57.5 %4.6 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Yankees14.0 %68.6 %45.4 %66.7 %90.8 %87.7 %57.6 %58.8 %5.6 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Pirates25.1 %66.8 %46.9 %67.7 %88.5 %83.2 %52.2 %56.8 %7.6 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Pirates22.9 %66.6 %45.4 %68.9 %89.5 %84.4 %51.7 %61.8 %6.7 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Pirates31.2 %64.7 %48.6 %68.3 %91.0 %84.0 %51.8 %66.1 %7.5 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Pirates32.0 %63.7 %48.1 %71.7 %89.4 %83.6 %50.6 %61.5 %7.7 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Pirates36.6 %62.5 %49.2 %64.1 %86.8 %78.1 %48.6 %65.3 %10.4 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
Total- - -28.9 %65.0 %47.5 %68.5 %89.7 %83.5 %51.6 %62.3 %7.6 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Yankees28.6 %76.9 %60.0 %100.0 %90.0 %91.7 %65.0 %28.0
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Pirates28.5 %62.2 %46.7 %71.3 %88.0 %83.3 %54.0 %20.9
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Pirates28.4 %59.3 %44.9 %75.0 %89.4 %85.2 %53.5 %20.7
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Pirates31.0 %61.4 %47.9 %68.3 %90.4 %84.0 %55.6 %19.9
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Pirates29.8 %63.1 %47.9 %70.3 %88.7 %83.5 %54.5 %19.9
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Pirates35.4 %60.2 %48.7 %60.5 %87.0 %78.1 %53.7 %20.7
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
Total- - -30.5 %61.4 %47.3 %69.0 %88.9 %83.0 %54.4 %20.3

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2006YankeesP8642.2461101100 2   .909 
2007YankeesP7314.2010000000 1   1.000 
2008PiratesP9951.1362021100 3   .818 
2009PiratesP3913108.04120000000 9   1.000 
2010PiratesP2619122.212150001100 8   1.000 
2011PiratesP3026162.115192022101 14   .944 
2012PiratesP191590.2481010000 8   .923 
Total- - -P13891592.142676155401 45   .948 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2006YankeesP42.20  000              
2007YankeesP14.20  000              
2008PiratesP51.11  0-1-1              
2009PiratesP108.00  0-2-3              
2010PiratesP122.21  023              
2011PiratesP162.1-1  011              
2012PiratesP90.2-1  0-2-3              
Total- - -P592.10  0-2-3              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012PiratesP90.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (2)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -P592.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (2)100.0%      (5)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2006Yankees0.70.8-0.30.52.60.2$0.9 
2007Yankees-1.0-0.3-0.4-0.7-3.9-0.4($1.5)$0.4
2008Pirates0.00.3-0.5-0.22.50.2$1.1$0.4
2009Pirates-0.40.2-0.7-0.51.30.1$0.6 
2010Pirates-0.1-0.50.2-0.32.00.2$0.8 
2011Pirates2.20.80.91.65.90.6$2.8 
2012Pirates1.10.2-0.6-0.414.21.5$6.9 
Total- - -2.51.4-1.5-0.124.52.6$11.6$0.8

  • $2.5m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/14/2013 (Free Agent)
    • 2013: $2.5M
    • Source: post-gazette.com
    • Submitted by willl
  • $3.1m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/17/2012 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2012: $3.1M
    • Source: post-gazette.com
    • Submitted by Jeff Zimmerman
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  • 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 19, Pick: 27, Overall: 574
    • Team: New York Yankees
    • School: Texas Tech U (TX)
  • 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 45, Pick: 5, Overall: 1326
    • Team: Montreal Expos
    • School: Mount Miguel HS (Spring Valley, CA)