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Jeff KarstensTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2006-2012
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PositionsP-267Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJeffrey Wayne Karstens
Height6-3Weight170BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 24,1982 [35.210]PlaceSan Diego,California
High SchoolMount Miguel (Spring Valley,CA)
CollegeTexas Tech University (Lubbock,TX), Grossmont College (El Cajon,CA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 19th round (574th overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Montreal Expos [Team Picks] in the 45th round (1326th overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsMark BatchkoService Time6.132 (2013)
MLB DebutAugust 22,2006 [23.332]
OrganizationsNYA [6] PIT [6] Awards1
TBC Player ID37861Retrosheet IDkarsj001MLBAM ID444371
Pitch Repertoire Sinker (34.61%) -- Fastball (18.86%) -- Curveball (16.10%) -- Slider (15.83%) -- Changeup (12.79%) -- Cutter (1.81%)
Fastball Velocity [2012] - 89.28 - [2011] - 89.13 - [2010] - 89.20
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts34Walks85Hittable48SO/BB72vsPower48Hitting11Durability49Team.519Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002Grossmont CollegeCollegeNCAASo17S/R19822.3516115100095.2884225026825001.198.28--2.457.713.15.800-
2003Texas TechBig12NCAA-1Jr17Rel20844.2924321000663.07039301114390001.3310.001.572.005.572.79.667-
2003Staten Island YankeesNYPLA-nya34S/R20422.5414104002067.0632219216533001.178.420.272.147.083.31.667-
2004Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST21694.02242401100138.2151706211311162001.319.800.712.017.533.74.400-
2005Trenton ThunderEastAAnya-ST2212114.15282710000169.0192917816421478101.3810.220.852.247.833.50.522-
2006Trenton ThunderEastAAnya-ST23602.3111110000074.0542019414675000.926.570.491.708.154.791.000-
2006Columbus ClippersILAAAnya25ST23554.2814140100073.2804235930481101.499.771.103.675.861.60.500-
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01153.29252501000147.2134625413441156101.218.170.792.687.012.61.688-
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya58S/R23213.80862002042.2402018611163111.208.441.272.323.371.45.6675.07
2007Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-ST24000.0011000003.03000120001.208.10--2.705.402.00--
2007Staten Island YankeesNYPLA-nya-ST24101.8011000005.04111080000.807.201.80--14.400.001.000-
2007Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST24000.0011000004.03000150001.006.75--2.2511.255.00--
2007Trenton ThunderEastAAnya-ST24101.8011000005.04110250001.207.20--3.609.002.501.000-
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya22S/R24301.74651000031.0256629274001.107.260.582.617.843.001.000-
2007Minor Totals (5 teams)Minor--ST0501.491091000048.03988313474001.087.260.562.428.753.621.000-
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya17,58S/R241411.05734002014.22721184952002.4516.572.455.523.070.56.2007.94
2008Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya23ST25643.8012120000068.2663129815552001.188.651.051.977.213.67.600-
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36ST25264.03990110051.0563223713231001.349.821.232.284.031.77.2504.77
2009Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit-Rel26000.0030300106.04000070000.676.00----10.500.00--
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27S/R26465.423913260080108.011566651245521021.489.581.003.754.331.16.4004.88
2010Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit6Rel27127.31514001016.021141332120001.4411.811.691.136.756.00.333-
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27S/R273104.92261970010122.214672672127720111.4110.711.541.985.282.67.2314.82
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27ST28993.38302641110162.016369612233964141.219.041.221.835.322.91.5004.29
2012Altoona CurveEastAApit18ST29100.90220000010.08110160000.907.20--0.905.406.001.000-
2012Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit-ST29024.61330000013.21113713131001.027.240.661.988.564.33.000-
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0123.04550000023.21914814191000.977.230.381.527.234.75.333-
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27S/R29543.9719154000090.2894140815663111.158.830.791.496.554.40.5563.32
2013Bradenton MaraudersFSLA+pitST30003.0011000003.04110040001.3312.00----12.000.00--
2013Altoona CurveEastAApit-ST30000.0011000004.02200240001.004.50--4.509.002.00--
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0001.2922000007.06310280001.147.71--2.5710.294.00--
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter26404.44138914722140590.06363212928015333014491.339.661.222.325.012.16.3941.46
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter46353.54128115132140690.06953152725716957926201.259.030.742.207.533.43.568-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter15133.88433581020207.02071069023591628101.278.910.992.546.982.75.536-
AA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter20113.40434210000262.026011599206122913101.238.930.692.107.873.75.645-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter693.89262601100145.2158716311321252001.309.760.681.987.723.91.400-
A- Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter522.4915114002072.0672320316613001.158.340.371.997.593.81.714-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0011000003.03000120001.208.10--2.705.402.00--
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2383.394024162006225.22311228511581605001.289.210.442.316.382.76.742-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter23354.31123824122100533.0569280256701333099381.319.571.182.245.202.32.397-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter355.651596004056.06741361020215111.5210.521.573.143.301.05.375-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10154.445134171150220.023611910830571235131.339.661.222.325.012.16.4001.46
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15113.54413741010220.02211008618541848101.259.030.742.207.533.43.577-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36p25914320000002802000.143.250.143.3932018.333.000.143.20111.1144.444.000.000.000.00
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27p2637222100000021211000.045.160.045.2051026.100.000.091.1227.6946.156.000.000.000.00
2010Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit6p2712000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27p2724330200000011604000.061.088.061.1492038.118.000.030.0732.6342.1116.000.000.000.00
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27p2828482510020032807000.104.157.125.2826158.250.021.083.1365.1748.289.330.000.0020.00
2012Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit-p2923000000001200000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17325.0050.002.000.000.000.00
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27p2919283300020001501000.107.107.107.2143029.231.000.000.0950.0051.720.000.000.000.00
2013Altoona CurveEastAApit-p3011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1171451013100400879115000.090.143.097.240141169.197.007.062.0004.7346.759.880.000.007.69
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter46000000001400000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.00014.2957.144.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter35000000001400000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.00016.6766.674.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1171451013100400879115000.090.143.097.240141169.197.007.062.0004.7346.759.880.000.007.69
Average MLB - Per 162 games162201141810060011109121000.090.143.097.240191234.197.007.062.0004.7346.759.880.000.007.69
Average Minor - Per 162 games162243000000004116200000.000.143.000.14300284.000.000.167.00014.2957.144.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya20P14--711312118.8571.29------14100.019.4
2004Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya21P24--716312623.8850.96------24100.018.0
2005Trenton Thunder EastAAnya22P28--923213432.9411.14------28100.019.7
2006Trenton Thunder EastAAnya23P11--5131-1918.9471.64------11100.07.7
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23P14--25-1771.0000.50------14100.09.9
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya23P864246111110.9091.250.24-----8100.04.9
2007Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya24P1---------------1100.01.7
2007Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya24P1---------------1100.01.3
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya24P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2007Trenton Thunder EastAAnya24P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2007Trenton Thunder EastAAnya24P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24P6--23-1551.0000.83------6100.04.2
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya24P7315-1--111.0000.140.07-----7100.04.3
2008Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya25P12--18-1991.0000.75------12100.08.3
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P99513621119.8181.000.18-----9100.05.6
2009Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit26P3---------------3100.02.1
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26P3913108412--16161.0000.410.15-----39100.024.2
2010Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit27P5---11-21.5000.20------5100.03.5
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P26191221215-127271.0001.040.22-----26100.016.0
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P30261621519223634.9441.130.21-----30100.018.5
2012Altoona Curve EastAApit29P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2012Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit29P3--131-54.8001.33------3100.02.1
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P191590481-1312.9230.630.138-100.0-19100.011.7
2013Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit30P1---------------1100.00.7
2013Altoona Curve EastAApit30P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P13891590426765115109.9480.790.188-100.0-1380.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P43--620232826.9290.60------430.00.0
AA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P44--1440315754.9471.23------440.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P26--717312724.8890.92------260.00.0
A- Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P15--711312118.8571.20------150.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya2014----------
2004Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya2124----------
2005Trenton Thunder EastAAnya2228----------
2006Trenton Thunder EastAAnya2311----------
2006Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2314----------
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya238----------
2007Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya241----------
2007Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya241----------
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya241----------
2007Trenton Thunder EastAAnya242----------
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya246----------
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya247----------
2008Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya2512----------
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit259----------
2009Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit263----------
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2639----------
2010Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit275----------
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2726----------
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2830----------
2012Altoona Curve EastAApit292----------
2012Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit293----------
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2919----------
2013Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit301----------
2013Altoona Curve EastAApit301----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB23105.23413000010.1966338001.197.842.612.616.972.675.231.000
2007New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB24325.87541000015.11710101213001.269.980.591.177.636.505.87.600
2008New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25138.44514000010.2201010037002.2516.870.002.535.912.338.44.250
2009Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB26000.00000000123.03410122101.5713.300.390.780.781.000.39.000
2010Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27116.2380800008.2766024001.107.270.002.084.152.006.23.500
2011Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB28201.54514000011.21462142001.6110.800.773.091.540.504.631.000
2012Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB29012.12440000017.013541810101.246.880.534.245.291.252.65.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs873.54311120000196.7114443872446201.4310.610.652.234.281.924.10.533

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2012Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2944000000000101000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs144000000000101000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2011National League Player of the Week (July 11-July 17)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-05-05PFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement32.223  
2013-10-31PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency31.037  
2013-05-27PPittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL30.245Team Roster on 2013-05-27
2013-05-18PPittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab30.236Team Roster on 2013-05-18
2013-05-14PPittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Bradenton (A+) for rehab30.232Team Roster on 2013-05-14
2013-03-31PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 right elbow inflammation30.188Team Roster on 2013-03-31
2013-01-15PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($2.5m)30.113Team Roster on 2013-01-15
2012-12-01PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency30.068  
2012-06-25RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.274Team Roster on 2012-06-25
2012-05-07PPittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab29.225Team Roster on 2012-05-07
2012-04-18PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sore right shoulder29.206Team Roster on 2012-04-18
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-09-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-08-26InjuredDisabled -- Strained lower back 
2008-07-26TradeTraded by Yankees with Daniel McCutchen, Ross Ohlendorf and Jose Tabata to Pirates for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte 
2008-05-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-03-28InjuredDisabled -- Strained right groin 
2007-08-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-07-01InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2007-04-29InjuredDisabled -- Fractured fibula in right leg 
2003-06-11Contractsigned 
* 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
2006New York YankeesTeam Payroll23327,000-74248-2,365,072327,000327,000
2007New York YankeesTeam Payroll24389,495-65526192,459,737380,000716,495
2008Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25393,300-70724222,696,252390,0001,109,795
2009Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll26401,500-70829122,746,792400,0001,511,295
2010Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27400,000-75740-2,812,412400,0001,911,295
2011Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll281,100,000-41713542,722,607414,0003,011,295
2012Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll293,100,000-269971++2,954,887480,0006,111,295
* 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