Tips Updates
Daily
Players
Teams
Leagues
Draft
Boxscores
Minor Leagues
College
People
Extra Bases
Applications
About

Mike PelfreyHigh Level: MLB Current Team: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2006-2017
Follow TBC on Twitter and Facebook

Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-315Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Alan Pelfrey
Height6-7Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 14,1984 [34.038]PlaceWichita,Kansas
High SchoolWichita Heights (Wichita,KS)
CollegeWichita State University (Wichita,KS)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 15th round (434th overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$3,550,000Signing ScoutsLarry ChaseService Time10.113 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2006-MLB-#36 ... 2007-MLB-#20 ... 2007-NYN-#1
MLB DebutJuly 8,2006 [22.176]
OrganizationsNYN [7] MIN [3] CHA [1] DET [1] Awards11
TBC Player ID42044Retrosheet IDpelfm001MLBAM ID460059
Research ToolsIntersect Player -- Compare Player -- Random Player
About Profile Data

Pitching Stats -- Batting Stats -- Fielding Statistics -- Other Pitching -- Other Batting -- Transactions -- Awards -- Salaries
This player page is available for sponsorship:
Sponsor the Mike Pelfrey page  -  You can show your support to the The Baseball Cube by sponsoring all of a player's pages for only $10/year.
About Sponsorships Program


Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts23Walks48Hittable32SO/BB30vsPower32Hitting7Durability50Team.503Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003Wichita StateMVCNCAA-1Fr41ST191022.49171612100104.2803029915984000.916.880.771.298.436.53.833-
2004Wichita StateMVCNCAA-1So41ST201122.18161605000115.08635282241252000.956.710.161.879.755.21.846-
2005Wichita StateMVCNCAA-1Jr41ST211231.93191907200139.29635304301435100.906.190.261.939.214.77.800-
2006St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-ST22211.64440000022.0175412263000.866.950.410.8210.6413.00.667-
2006Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn47ST22422.7112120000066.0602320226772001.308.140.273.5310.452.96.667-
2006Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn49ST22102.2522000008.04221560001.134.501.135.636.751.201.000-
2006Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0732.4318180000096.08130264331095001.187.570.373.0810.183.30.700-
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST22215.48440000021.0251413112132031.7310.550.425.065.481.08.6674.65
2007St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-ST23003.0011000006.05321320001.337.501.504.503.000.67--
2007New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAnyn48ST23364.0114140000074.0743533626562001.359.000.733.166.812.15.333-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0363.9415150000080.0793835729582001.358.890.793.266.532.00.333-
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST23385.5715132000072.2854745639453091.7110.530.744.835.571.15.2735.06
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST2413113.72323202000200.22098683126411020131.369.370.542.874.931.72.5423.96
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST2510125.03313100000184.021311210318661071671.5110.400.883.225.221.62.4554.39
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST261593.66343310011204.0213888312681131161.389.400.533.004.991.66.6253.82
2011New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST277134.74343312000193.222011110221651052271.4710.220.983.024.881.62.3504.47
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST28002.29330000019.2245504131001.4210.98--1.835.953.25-2.38
2013Cedar Rapids KernelsMidwAmin-ST29103.0011000006.02221060000.333.001.50--9.000.001.000-
2013Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37ST295135.19292900000152.2184928813531011061.5510.850.773.125.951.91.2783.99
2014Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin44ST30100.90220000010.09110330001.208.10--2.702.701.001.000-
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37ST30037.99550000023.2292321518101021.9911.031.906.853.800.56.0007.57
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37ST316114.26303000000164.2198867811458650121.4810.820.602.464.701.91.3534.00
2016Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet0ST32008.5322000006.012660030001.8917.05----4.260.00--
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST324105.07242220000119.016076671546563061.7312.101.133.484.241.22.2865.16
2017Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha37ST33027.5022000006.010552341002.1715.003.004.506.001.33.000-
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50S/R333125.933421130040120.0127877925627910101.589.531.884.655.931.27.2006.35
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter681034.682752561940511472.01687827767139542838239811.5110.280.853.305.111.55.3981.35
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter12113.30404000000204.2193827514681838001.288.490.622.998.052.69.522-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter584.05222200000104.01094947937723001.409.400.783.196.211.95.385-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter422.7112120000066.0602320226772001.308.140.273.5310.452.96.667-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter211.93550000028.0228625283000.967.070.641.619.005.60.667-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103.0011000006.02221060000.333.001.50--9.000.001.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3372.185251114300358.226210087156936611100.926.560.381.739.165.30.825-
New York Mets Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter50544.3615314944011894.098946343470318506129451.469.930.703.195.081.59.481-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter11274.94646400000339.04112011872911619770201.5510.850.773.065.201.70.289-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3125.933421130040120.0127877925627910101.589.531.884.655.931.27.200-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4105.07242220000119.016076671546563061.7312.101.133.484.241.22.286-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10154.68413831010220.0251123114218112531121.5110.280.853.305.111.55.4001.35
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13123.30434300000220.0207888115731979001.288.490.622.998.052.69.520-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Wichita StateMVCNCAA-1-41p2111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn4722611351000001201000.455.500.5451.0456113.556.090.182.4597.6915.382.000.000.0020.00
2006Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn492221000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         812351000001201000.417.462.500.9626114.500.083.167.4247.1414.292.000.000.0020.00
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p2249000000000400000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
2007New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAnyn48231418030000000601000.167.167.167.3343019.250.000.000.1490.0031.580.000.000.000.00
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p231521121000001900000.095.136.143.2793122.167.048.095.1304.5540.919.000.000.0050.00
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p2430594500020041818000.085.156.085.2415072.122.000.068.1265.5625.004.500.000.000.00
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p2529524510040021215101.096.143.115.2586161.122.019.058.1253.2819.676.000.000.0020.00
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p2632622700030021306002.113.141.113.2547070.143.000.032.1202.8618.576.500.000.000.00
2011New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p2731551620040041404000.109.169.145.3148263.146.036.109.1506.3522.223.500.000.0033.33
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p2836111000000001001.167.167.333.500217.167.166.167.2090.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2013Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37p29291000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37p31303020000000100000.667.667.6671.3342031.000.000.000.5870.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter204268132850013001372224104.104.151.123.274335308.142.019.067.0004.2223.385.540.000.0017.86
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2230381000001802000.267.290.300.5909133.364.033.067.0003.0324.248.000.000.0012.50
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1619030000000601000.158.158.158.3163020.231.000.000.0000.0030.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter611351000001201000.455.500.5451.0456113.556.090.182.0007.6915.382.000.000.0020.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter144264132650013001370224104.098.146.117.263315304.133.019.068.0004.2823.035.380.000.0019.23
Minnesota Twins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter594020000000200000.500.500.5001.0002041.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162213102240010001057219103.104.151.123.274264245.142.019.067.0004.2223.385.540.000.0017.86
Average Minor - Per 162 games1622212259700000759015000.267.290.300.590667243.364.033.067.0003.0324.248.000.000.0012.50

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn22P4--15--661.0001.50------4100.02.9
2006Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn22P12--214-216161.0001.33------12100.08.6
2006Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn22P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn22P442113--441.0001.000.19-----4100.02.5
2007St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn23P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2007New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAnyn23P14--915--24241.0001.71------14100.09.7
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn23P15137317--881.0000.530.11-----15100.09.3
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn24P32322001433-347471.0001.470.24-----32100.019.8
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn25P31311841225223937.9491.190.20-----31100.019.1
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn26P34332041135244846.9581.350.23-----34100.021.0
2011New York MetsNLMLBnyn27P34331931525114140.9761.180.21-----34100.021.0
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn28P3319341-87.8752.330.372166.7-3100.01.9
2013Cedar Rapids Kernels MidwAmin29P1---------------1100.00.7
2013Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P29291521114232725.9260.860.1610376.9-29100.017.9
2014Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin30P2---------------2100.01.4
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30P5523-3--331.0000.600.135-100.0-5100.03.1
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31P3030164820-228281.0000.930.178280.0-30100.018.5
2016Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32P2---2--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet32P24221191115-126261.0001.080.228280.0-24100.014.9
2017Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha33P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33P3421120613--19191.0000.560.1626389.7-34100.021.0
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P275256147293197816298290.9731.050.20591184.3-2750.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P22--1019--29291.0001.32------220.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--214-216161.0001.33------120.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P5--16--771.0001.40------50.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn224----------
2006Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn2212----------
2006Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn222----------
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn224----------
2007St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn231----------
2007New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAnyn2314----------
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn2315----------
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn2432----------
2009New York MetsNLMLBnyn2531----------
2010New York MetsNLMLBnyn2634----------
2011New York MetsNLMLBnyn2734----------
2012New York MetsNLMLBnyn283----------
2013Cedar Rapids Kernels MidwAmin291----------
2013Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2929----------
2014Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin302----------
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin305----------
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3130----------
2016Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet322----------
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet3224----------
2017Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha332----------
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3334----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor22000.0021100004.0100022000.752.250.004.504.501.000.00.000
2006New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB22001.2921100007.0641116001.007.711.291.297.716.005.14.000
2007New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB23125.48642001023.0331614235301.5712.910.781.171.961.676.26.333
2008New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24028.14642001021.03520192108102.1415.000.864.293.430.808.57.000
2009New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25000.30000000030.02501101010.837.500.300.000.3000.00.000
2010New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26046.15660000026.13721188216001.4912.652.730.685.478.007.18.000
2011New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27125.63660000024.0352015149001.6313.130.381.503.382.257.50.333
2012New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28127.62633000026.03323225614101.5011.421.732.084.852.337.96.333
2013Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29126.38660000018.12813131615001.8813.750.492.957.362.506.38.333
2014Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30103.57660000017.21677169001.288.150.513.064.581.503.571.000
2015Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31021.15624000015.21742127101.259.770.571.154.023.502.30.000
2016Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB32222.66550000020.115761713001.096.640.443.105.751.863.10.500
2017Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB33237.94835000017.02415152612001.7612.711.063.186.352.007.94.400
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs000.0021100004.0100022000.752.250.004.504.501.000.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs9214.866346170020246.33041501332653115611.4511.110.951.944.202.175.48.300

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2211000000000000001.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2323000000000201000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2008New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2424110000000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2556000000000101001.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
2010New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2663110001000001000.333.333.333.666104.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2735010001000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2012New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2865100002000101000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
2015Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3110000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs2627330004000505002.111.111.111.2223032.136.000.0000.0015.630.000.000.000.00

Awards [11]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20031st Team College Freshman All-American (SP) ... Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Team (SP) ... Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year3
2004Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Team (SP) ... 2nd Team College All-American (SP) ... Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year3
20052nd Team College All-American (SP) ... Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Team (SP) ... Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year3
2006New York Mets Minor League Player of the Year1
2008National League Player of the Week (July 7-July 13)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2017-11-03SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2017-04-21SPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minorsTeam Roster on 2017-04-21
2017-04-05SPChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League ContractTeam Roster on 2017-04-05
2017-03-30SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers  
2016-09-05SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2016-09-05
2016-08-03SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Lower back strainTeam Roster on 2016-08-03
2015-12-08SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2016-2017 ($16m) Team Roster on 2015-12-08
2015-11-03SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2014-10-31SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2014-10-31
2014-06-19SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DLTeam Roster on 2014-06-19
2014-06-01SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Rochester (AAA)Team Roster on 2014-06-01
2014-05-28SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from minor league rehab assignmentTeam Roster on 2014-05-28
2014-05-23SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled listTeam Roster on 2014-05-23
2014-05-02SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left groinTeam Roster on 2014-05-02
2013-12-24SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($11m)Team Roster on 2013-12-24
2013-10-31SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2013-07-04SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2013-07-04
2013-07-01SPMinnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Cedar Rapids (A) for rehabTeam Roster on 2013-07-01
2013-06-23SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Back strain [-]Team Roster on 2013-06-23
2012-12-18SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($4m)Team Roster on 2012-12-18
2012-11-30PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2012-10-30PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2012-10-30
2012-05-07PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DLTeam Roster on 2012-05-07
2012-04-24PNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Swelling in his right elbowTeam Roster on 2012-04-24
* 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
2005New York Mets-213,550,000-------3,550,000Signing Bonus out of 2005 Draft (1st round - 9th overall)
2006New York MetsTeam Payroll22327,000-74247-2,365,072327,0003,877,000
2007New York MetsTeam Payroll23380,000-73746-2,459,737380,0004,257,000
2008New York MetsTeam Payroll241,987,500-32615642,696,252390,0006,244,500
2009New York MetsTeam Payroll252,237,500-31118622,746,792400,0008,482,000
2010New York MetsTeam Payroll26500,000-50923442,812,412400,0008,982,000
2011New York MetsTeam Payroll273,925,000-226675++2,722,607414,00012,907,000
2012New York MetsTeam Payroll285,687,500-162483++2,954,887480,00018,594,500
2013Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll294,000,000-241573++3,021,531490,00022,594,5002012-12-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($4m)
2014Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll305,500,000-197678++3,256,497500,00028,094,5002013-12-24 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($11m)
2015Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll315,500,0008.122218776++3,571,283507,50033,594,500
2016Detroit TigersTeam Payroll328,000,0009.122148984++3,498,245507,50041,594,5002015-12-08 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2016-2017 ($16m)
2017Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll338,000,000-149684++3,582,271535,00049,594,5002017-04-05 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* 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