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Jonathan PapelbonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2005-2016
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PositionsP-750Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJonathan Robert Papelbon
Height6-4Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 23,1980 [37.329]PlaceBaton Rouge,Louisiana
High SchoolBishop Kenny (Jacksonville,FL)
CollegeMississippi State University (Starkville,MS)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 4th round (114th overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 40th round (1208th overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$264,500Signing ScoutsJoe MasonService Time11.024 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-MLB-#91 ... 2005-BOS-#3 ... 2006-MLB-#37 ... 2006-BOS-#3
MLB DebutJuly 31,2005 [24.250]
OrganizationsBOS [9] PHI [4] WAS [2] Awards4Awards Voting1-63
TBC Player ID37701Retrosheet IDpapej001MLBAM ID449097
RelationshipsBrother of Jeremy Papelbon, Brother of Josh Papelbon
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (53.01%) -- Splitter (18.44%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (16.38%) -- Slider (12.15%) -- Cutter (0.01%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 90.92 - [2015] - 91.40 - [2014] - 91.21 - [2013] - 92.02 - [2012] - 93.80 - [2011] - 94.93 - [2010] - 94.85
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts77Walks69Hittable71SO/BB80vsPower71Hitting0Durability74Team.541Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2001Mississippi State UniversSECNCAA-1Rel20004.0714014000124.0241111214351001.568.880.745.1812.952.50--
2002Mississippi StateSECNCAA-1So19Rel21342.9322022000540.0381713013450001.288.55--2.9310.133.46.429-
2003Mississippi StateSECNCAA-1Jr19Rel22622.2825025000747.0411612314542001.167.800.572.6610.273.86.750-
2003Lowell SpinnersNYPLA-bos23S/R22126.341367001032.243232329363001.5911.850.552.489.924.00.333-
2004Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos54ST231272.64242402000129.29743386431533001.086.730.422.9810.623.56.632-
2005Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos50ST24522.4814140000087.0592824923832100.946.100.932.388.593.61.714-
2005Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos41S/R24122.93743003127.2219923270000.876.830.650.988.789.00.333-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0642.59211830031114.280373311261102100.926.280.862.048.634.23.6003.03
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58Rel24312.6517314004034.0331110417341001.478.741.064.509.002.00.7504.05
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58CL25420.925905900493568.04087313752000.785.270.401.719.885.77.6672.09
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58CL26131.855905900533758.0301212515840000.774.630.772.3112.965.60.2502.25
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58CL27542.346706700624169.058241848772000.957.530.521.0410.009.63.5562.01
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58CL28111.856606600593868.0541514524760001.157.150.663.1810.063.17.5002.88
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58CL29573.906506500533767.0573429728764001.277.660.943.7610.212.71.4173.42
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos58CL30412.946306300543164.0502221310871000.936.990.421.4012.178.70.8001.39
2012Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi58CL31562.447007000643870.0562219818920001.067.201.032.3111.835.11.4552.72
2013Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi58CL32512.926106100542961.2592320611572001.148.610.881.618.325.18.8333.00
2014Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi58CL33232.046606600523966.0451515215631000.906.110.272.048.554.20.4002.30
2015Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi58R/CL34211.593703700341739.2319738400000.987.030.681.829.085.00.6672.71
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas58Rel34223.04220220017723.22213844160101.108.371.521.526.084.00.5004.49
2016Potomac NationalsCaroA+was0ST35000.0011000001.0000001000--------9.000.00--
2016Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas40Rel35000.0020200202.00000120000.50----4.509.002.00--
2016Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0000.0031200203.00000130000.33----3.009.003.00-2.15
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas58R/CL35244.373703700301935.0371817314311001.469.510.773.607.972.21.3333.69
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter41362.44689368600585368723.25722261975718580814101.047.090.712.2910.024.37.532-0.44
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter19133.026149122061278.02201039419793028101.077.070.612.549.713.82.594-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter122.93743003127.2219923270000.876.830.650.988.789.00.333-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter522.4316142002089.0592824924852100.935.970.912.438.603.54.714-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1272.62252502000130.29743386431543001.076.680.412.9610.613.58.632-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter126.341367001032.243232329363001.5911.850.552.489.924.00.333-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter962.906106100013111.210344365411343001.298.300.403.3010.803.27.600-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter23192.33396339300334219428.03221261113111550910001.026.750.652.4110.674.43.548-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter14112.31234023400204123236.2191696119522523001.027.230.721.979.544.85.560-
Washington Nationals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter463.845905900472658.2593125718471101.319.051.072.767.212.61.400-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12112.44209120800177112220.0173696017562454001.047.090.712.2910.024.37.522-0.44
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15103.02483992051220.0173817415622376101.077.070.612.549.713.82.600-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos22P13--25--771.0000.54------13100.017.6
2004Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos23P24--1410112524.9601.00------24100.017.6
2005Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos24P14--551-1110.9090.71------14100.09.9
2005Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24P7--25-1771.0001.00------7100.04.9
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P1733432--551.0000.290.15-----17100.010.5
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P59-68431-87.8750.120.10-----59100.036.4
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P59-584---441.0000.070.07-----59100.036.4
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P67-69553-1310.7690.150.14-----67100.041.4
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P66-68141-65.8330.080.07-----66100.040.7
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P65-67451-109.9000.140.13-----65100.040.1
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30P63-64321-65.8330.080.08-----63100.038.9
2012Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31P70-7019--10101.0000.140.148372.7-70100.043.2
2013Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32P61-6125--771.0000.110.116185.7-61100.037.7
2014Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi33P66-6633--661.0000.090.094266.7-66100.040.7
2015Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34P37-39332-86.7500.160.151-100.0-37100.022.8
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas34P22-2343-1771.0000.320.303-100.0-22100.013.6
2016Potomac Nationals CaroA+was35P1---------------1100.00.7
2016Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas35P2---------------2100.01.4
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas35P37-35-1--111.0000.030.032-100.0-37100.022.8
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P68937223745919182.9010.120.1124680.0-6890.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7--25-1771.0001.00------70.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P16--551-1110.9090.63------160.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P25--1410112524.9600.96------250.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--25--771.0000.54------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos2213----------
2004Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos2324----------
2005Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos2414----------
2005Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos247----------
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2417----------
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2559----------
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2659----------
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2767----------
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2866----------
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2965----------
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3063----------
2012Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3170----------
2013Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3261----------
2014Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3366----------
2015Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3437----------
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3422----------
2016Potomac Nationals CaroA+was351----------
2016Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas352----------
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3537----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2005Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB24000.0020200104.02000020000.504.500.000.004.5000.00.000
2006Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB25125.48853002021.12813133813001.7111.811.273.385.481.635.48.333
2007Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26011.98615001013.28331319100.835.270.661.9812.516.331.98.000
2008Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27103.60808003010.07441010000.706.300.900.009.0003.601.000
2008Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB27100.0030300215.02000170000.603.600.001.8012.607.000.001.000
2008Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB27000.0040400225.11000160000.391.690.001.6910.136.000.00.000
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB28000.0001-100137.01200410001.8615.435.141.290.000.000.00.000
2009Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB280113.5020200102.04330210003.0018.000.009.004.500.5013.50.000
2010Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29014.2211011000010.21175047001.479.280.003.375.911.755.91.000
2011Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30019.0080800107.0477056001.295.140.006.437.711.209.00.000
2012Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB31203.8612012004011.210551512001.347.710.773.869.262.403.861.000
2013Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB32117.711001000409.18882310001.217.711.932.899.643.337.71.500
2014Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB33002.0090900209.011720212001.4411.000.002.0012.006.007.00.000
2015Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB34205.4091800108.11065127001.4810.801.082.167.563.506.481.000
2016Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB35104.7080800627.2454137000.974.701.173.528.222.335.871.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs864.368988100255115.711365561436103101.298.791.092.808.012.865.06.571
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs112.45707004111.08330310001.006.550.002.458.183.332.45.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0040400225.3100016000.381.690.001.6910.136.000.00.000

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2004Florida State League All-Star Team (SP)1
2006AL Rookie of the Month (April)1
2007Delivery Man Award (MLB Reliever of the year) ... Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (RP)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-08-13CLFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Nationals35.263  
2016-07-05CLWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL35.224Team Roster on 2016-07-05
2016-06-15CLWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right intercostal strain35.204Team Roster on 2016-06-15
2015-09-28CLWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 4 games by Nationals for scuffle with Bryce Harper34.309Team Roster on 2015-09-28
2015-09-26RPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 3 games for throwing at Manny Machado34.307Team Roster on 2015-09-26
2015-07-29RPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Phillies to Nationals for Nick Pivetta34.248Team Roster on 2015-07-29
2014-09-22RPPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from suspension33.303Team Roster on 2014-09-22
2014-09-15RPPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)YRestrictedOff-RosterSuspended 7 games for lewd gesture33.296Team Roster on 2014-09-15
2012-05-07RPPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)YActive--31.165Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-11-14ContractSigned by Phillies 
2011-10-30Free AgentGranted free agency 
2009-01-22ContractSigned by Red Sox (1-year) 
2008-03-06ContractSigned by Red Sox (1-year) 
2003-06-12Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Boston Red Sox-22264,500-------264,500Signing Bonus out of 2003 Draft (4th round - 114th overall)
2005Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll24300,000-79451-2,189,055300,000564,500
2006Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll25335,400-65929182,365,072327,000899,900
2007Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll26425,500-52826352,459,737380,0001,325,400
2008Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27775,000-45623502,696,252390,0002,100,400
2009Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll286,250,000-1431182++2,746,792400,0008,350,400
2010Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll299,350,000-87791++2,812,412400,00017,700,400
2011Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3012,000,000-59794++2,722,607414,00029,700,400
2012Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll3111,000,058-68693++2,954,887480,00040,700,458
2013Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll3213,000,000-57794++3,023,990490,00053,700,458
2014Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll3313,000,000-69692++3,256,497500,00066,700,458
2015Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll3413,000,00010.06471392++3,571,283507,50079,700,458
2015Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3413,000,00010.06471692++3,571,283507,50079,700,458
2016Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3511,000,00011.02498589++3,498,245507,50090,700,458
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red