Jeff Karstens
Birthdate: 9/24/1982 (34 y, 3 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 (shoulder) announced his retirement from professional baseball Sunday on his personal Twitter account. (5/4/2015)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2006Yankees (AA)11000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2006Yankees (AAA)14000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2006Yankees8000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2007Yankees (R)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Yankees (A-)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Yankees (A+)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Yankees (AA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Yankees (AAA)6000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Yankees7000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2008Yankees (AAA)12000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Pirates918030011.1 %44.4 %.000.333.143.250.143.201130.0-2.01.90.1
2009Pirates (AAA)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009Pirates392602007.7 %46.2 %.000.100.045.160.045.122-400.0-4.52.8-0.1
2010Pirates (AAA)5200000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Pirates263800002.6 %42.1 %.000.118.061.088.061.073-670.0-7.63.8-0.3
2011Pirates305802205.2 %48.3 %.021.250.104.157.125.136-240.0-8.35.4-0.1
2012Pirates (AA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Pirates (AAA)34000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1790    
2012Pirates192903200.0 %51.7 %.000.231.107.107.107.095-500.0-5.23.1-0.1
2013Pirates (A+)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Pirates (AA)1100000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
Total- - -138169010404.7 %46.7 %.007.197.090.143.097.119-36-0.1-27.616.9-0.6

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Yankees (AA)11000000000000000000.000
2006Yankees (AAA)14000000000000000000.000
2006Yankees8000000000000000000.000
2007Yankees (R)1000000000000000000.000
2007Yankees (A-)1000000000000000000.000
2007Yankees (A+)1000000000000000000.000
2007Yankees (AA)1000000000000000000.000
2007Yankees (AAA)6000000000000000000.000
2007Yankees7000000000000000000.000
2008Yankees (AAA)12000000000000000000.000
2008Pirates914182200030208002000.143
2009Pirates (AAA)3000000000000000000.000
2009Pirates39222611000202012101000.045
2010Pirates (AAA)5220000000002000000.000
2010Pirates26333822000001016004000.061
2011Pirates30485854100223028007000.104
2012Pirates (AA)2000000000000000000.000
2012Pirates (AAA)3340000000102000000.000
2012Pirates19282933000320015001000.107
2013Pirates (A+)1000000000000000000.000
2013Pirates (AA)1110000000000000000.000
Total- - -138145169131210010480791015000.090

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Yankees (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2006Yankees (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2006Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2006Average8.4 %16.8 %0.50.269.337.432.768.1635.0.301     .332 
2007Yankees (R)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Yankees (A-)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Yankees (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Yankees (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Yankees (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Yankees0.0 %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 
2008Yankees (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2008Pirates11.1 %44.4 %0.25.143.250.143.393.0002.6.333  0.00-1.9.20113
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300     .328 
2009Pirates (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Pirates7.7 %46.2 %0.17.045.160.045.205.0002.6.100  0.0-1-4.4.122-40
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299     .329 
2010Pirates (AAA)0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100
2010Pirates2.6 %42.1 %0.06.061.088.061.149.0000.1.118  0.0-3-7.5.073-67
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297     .321 
2011Pirates5.2 %48.3 %0.11.104.157.125.282.0211.1.250  0.0-2-8.3.136-24
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295     .316 
2012Pirates (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Pirates (AAA)25.0 %50.0 %0.50.000.250.000.250.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.1790
2012Pirates0.0 %51.7 %0.00.107.107.107.214.0002.6.231  0.0-2-5.1.095-50
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297     .315 
2013Pirates (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Pirates (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
Total- - -4.7 %46.7 %0.10.090.143.097.239.0072.5.197  -0.1-8-27.3.119-36

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2006Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2007Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2008Pirates4.0033.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %25.0 %
2009Pirates4.000.0 %80.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %54.5 %45.5 %9.1 %90.9 %0.0 %
2010Pirates12.0020.0 %80.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %23.8 %52.4 %23.8 %14.3 %71.4 %14.3 %
2011Pirates6.5025.0 %65.0 %10.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %18.5 %40.7 %40.7 %37.0 %63.0 %0.0 %
2012Pirates12.007.7 %92.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %14.3 %42.9 %42.9 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %
Total- - -12.2517.2 %76.6 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %5.9 %17.3 %46.9 %35.8 %27.2 %64.2 %8.6 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2006Yankees0000000000
2007Yankees0000000000
2008Pirates4020020285179
2009Pirates82000103972111
2010Pirates1203006030102132
2011Pirates1325007093178271
2012Pirates120100113094124
Total- - -4941100171220497717

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2006Yankees       0  
2007Yankees       0  
2008Pirates-0.33-0.420.09-3.15-0.311.13 0-0.23-0.06
2009Pirates-0.31-0.380.07-3.34-0.340.67 0-0.36-0.11
2010Pirates-0.67-0.780.10-7.47-0.790.89 0-0.74-0.02
2011Pirates-0.67-1.000.33-7.38-0.810.96 0-0.700.00
2012Pirates-0.18-0.520.34-2.54-0.290.89 0-0.420.22
Total- - --2.16-3.100.95-23.88-2.550.91 0-2.450.07

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2006Yankees        
2007Yankees        
2008Pirates67.9% (90.3)19.2% (83.4)5.1% (82.5)2.6% (69.0)5.1% (82.3)  1.3%
2009Pirates77.1% (89.9)7.3% (82.7)4.6% (84.8)9.2% (75.9) 1.8% (80.0) 1.8%
2010Pirates78.4% (90.0)7.2% (83.4) 6.4% (76.6)7.2% (76.9)0.8% (86.0) 5.3%
2011Pirates71.1% (90.0)12.2% (83.5)0.7% (87.5)10.4% (74.7)2.6% (80.0)1.1% (89.0)1.9% (65.0)0.4%
2012Pirates64.5% (90.3)12.9% (81.4)11.3% (85.9)9.7% (76.6)1.6% (81.5)   
Total- - -71.8% (90.1)11.5% (83.0)3.5% (85.3)8.5% (75.3)3.1% (79.2)0.8% (84.8)0.7% (65.0)1.5%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Yankees              
2008Pirates68.9 %    1.4 %16.2 %2.7 %  10.8 %   
2009Pirates68.2 %2.7 %1.8 %  3.6 %9.1 %9.1 %  5.5 %   
2010Pirates48.9 %16.0 %2.3 %0.8 % 8.4 %7.6 %6.1 %  9.9 %   
2011Pirates43.9 %7.8 %8.5 %0.7 % 11.4 %13.3 %9.2 %  3.3 % 1.9 % 
2012Pirates34.7 %16.1 %15.3 %  7.3 %16.1 %8.9 %  1.6 %   
Total- - -49.6 %9.2 %6.6 %0.4 % 7.9 %12.4 %7.9 %  5.4 % 0.7 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Yankees             
2008Pirates90.9    87.482.168.3  83.5  
2009Pirates90.384.888.5  89.882.875.7  83.6  
2010Pirates90.588.388.985.6 90.783.976.5  78.6  
2011Pirates90.189.289.588.8 90.183.374.3  82.4 65.0
2012Pirates90.390.787.7  86.781.376.5  85.8  
Total- - -90.489.288.787.7 89.682.775.1  81.7 65.0

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2006Yankees              
2007Yankees              
2008Pirates-2.40.50.0-0.20.1  -4.473.11-0.56-9.421.95  
2009Pirates-2.8-0.4-0.20.3 -0.4 -3.38-4.64-3.893.19 -19.95 
2010Pirates-6.5-0.2 -0.4-0.20.5 -6.68-1.78 -5.09-2.2850.05 
2011Pirates-6.1-1.50.0-0.80.10.0-0.1-3.18-4.66-0.73-2.881.691.05-2.80
2012Pirates-2.7-0.50.1-0.6-0.2  -3.32-3.060.81-5.10-7.75  
Total- - --20.5-2.1-0.1-1.7-0.20.1-0.1-4.05-2.58-0.47-2.83-0.742.22-2.80

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Yankees             
2008Pirates-1.7    0.0-0.1-0.2  -0.1  
2009Pirates-2.3-0.1-0.1  -0.4-0.40.6  -0.4  
2010Pirates-5.5-0.4-0.10.5 -1.2-0.1-0.4  -0.2  
2011Pirates-3.2-0.4-0.60.0 -1.8-1.8-0.6  0.0 -0.1
2012Pirates-1.8-1.0-0.1  -0.6-0.7-0.6  0.0  
Total- - --14.4-1.9-0.90.5 -4.0-3.1-1.2  -0.8 -0.1

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Yankees             
2008Pirates-3.32    4.05-0.48-8.52  -1.46  
2009Pirates-3.05-4.27-5.29  -10.49-4.485.51  -6.93  
2010Pirates-8.59-1.99-2.4050.02 -10.64-1.24-5.10  -1.89  
2011Pirates-2.65-2.10-2.54-1.58 -5.71-4.93-2.35  -0.37 -2.82
2012Pirates-4.09-4.79-0.57  -7.02-3.63-5.77  -0.13  
Total- - --4.09-2.99-1.8515.62 -7.05-3.56-2.23  -2.14 -2.82

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2006Yankees         
2006Average23.1 %66.6 %45.7 %57.5 %88.5 %81.0 %52.0 %58.8 %8.6 %
2007Yankees         
2007Average23.7 %66.0 %45.5 %58.8 %88.2 %80.7 %51.5 %58.7 %8.7 %
2008Pirates23.1 %37.5 %30.4 %55.6 %80.0 %70.8 %50.6 %61.1 %8.9 %
2008Average24.9 %65.4 %45.4 %61.6 %87.9 %80.7 %50.5 %58.6 %8.7 %
2009Pirates14.9 %43.8 %31.5 %28.6 %78.6 %68.6 %57.7 %53.9 %9.9 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %44.8 %62.5 %87.8 %80.5 %48.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
2010Pirates43.3 %44.6 %43.9 %72.4 %75.9 %74.1 %49.2 %76.3 %11.4 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Pirates23.3 %51.4 %38.0 %53.3 %80.8 %72.8 %52.4 %67.2 %10.3 %
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012Pirates33.9 %55.9 %46.0 %57.9 %84.2 %75.4 %54.8 %79.3 %11.3 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
Total- - -27.8 %48.3 %38.6 %58.5 %80.3 %72.9 %52.9 %68.6 %10.5 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Yankees        
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Pirates13.9 %44.7 %29.7 %60.0 %70.6 %68.2 %51.4 %21.2
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Pirates18.4 %42.6 %31.8 %33.3 %84.6 %71.4 %55.5 %16.0
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Pirates40.0 %46.9 %44.3 %60.0 %81.6 %74.1 %61.8 %17.3
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Pirates27.6 %46.6 %38.0 %50.0 %84.1 %72.8 %54.6 %19.0
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Pirates30.4 %55.1 %46.0 %42.9 %83.7 %73.7 %62.9 %18.9
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
Total- - -27.0 %47.5 %38.7 %50.0 %82.4 %72.7 %57.2 %18.5

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2006YankeesP8642.2461100100 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- - -P13891592.142676154401 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)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2006Yankees0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2007Yankees0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0
2008Pirates-2.00.0 1.9-2.01.90.00.50.50.1$0.3$0
2009Pirates-4.50.0 2.8-4.52.80.00.8-0.8-0.1($0.5) 
2010Pirates-7.60.0 3.8-7.63.80.11.1-2.6-0.3($1.6) 
2011Pirates-8.30.0 5.4-8.35.40.11.7-1.1-0.1($0.9) 
2012Pirates-5.20.0 3.1-5.23.10.00.9-1.2-0.1($0.8) 
Total- - --27.5-0.1 16.9-27.616.90.35.0-5.3-0.6($3.6)$1

  • $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)