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Tony SippHigh Level: MLB Current Team: Houston Astros MLB Years: 2009-2017
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsP-659, LF-2, RF-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameTony Marcel Sipp
Height6-0Weight185BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 12,1983 [34.224]PlacePascagoula,Mississippi
High SchoolMoss Point (Moss Point,MS)
CollegeMississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Gulfport,MS), Clemson University (Clemson,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians in the 45th round (1333rd overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 33rd round (990th overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 28th round (828th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$130,000Signing ScoutsTim MooreService Time8.100 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-CLE-#4
MLB DebutApril 22,2009 [25.285]
OrganizationsCLE [8] HOU [4] ARI [1] SDN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID44688Retrosheet IDsippt001MLBAM ID448609
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts80Walks43Hittable66SO/BB62vsPower67Hitting0Durability68Team.496Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004ClemsonACCNCAA-1Jr-Rel20224.6922319000248.0532825517598001.469.940.943.1911.063.47.500-
2004Mahoning Valley ScrappersNYPLA-cle17ST20313.1610100000042.2332315513743001.086.961.052.7415.615.69.750-
2005Lake County CaptainsSALAcle27ST21412.2213121001069.0471917519715000.966.130.652.489.263.74.800-
2005Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle17S/R21222.6622517008247.0341914423593001.206.460.764.3711.222.57.500-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0632.403517180092116.08138319421308001.066.270.703.2510.063.10.667-
2006Akron AerosEastAAcle24Rel22423.13294250013360.0442321221803001.086.560.303.1311.933.81.667-
2008Gulf Coast IndiansGCLRkcle-S/R24000.0031200004.00000140000.25----2.259.004.00--
2008Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle-Rel24001.1350500108.042103100000.884.50--3.3811.253.33--
2008Akron AerosEastAAcle20Rel24033.7416016002121.21912947320001.207.891.662.9113.294.57.000-
2008Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--Rel0032.6724123003133.2231410411460001.016.151.072.9412.304.18.000-
2009Columbus ClippersILAAAcle47Rel25103.7112012003117.0178716225001.359.000.533.1811.653.671.000-
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle49Rel25202.9346046008040.0271613525483001.306.081.135.6310.801.921.0004.20
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle46Rel26224.14700700016163.04830291239694021.386.861.715.579.861.77.5005.32
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle46Rel27633.03690690017062.04522211024572101.116.501.443.478.232.38.6674.44
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle49Rel28124.4263063007155.0472927923513011.277.691.473.768.352.22.3334.68
2013Reno AcesPCLAAAari36Rel29100.00909001110.031005121000.802.70--4.5010.802.401.000-
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari49Rel29324.78560560011037.2352220622423131.518.361.435.2610.041.91.6004.88
2014El Paso ChihuahuasPCLAAAsdn20Rel30114.3011011002014.2147712210001.098.590.611.2312.8910.50.500-
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou29Rel30433.37560560013450.2281919517633000.894.970.893.0211.193.71.5712.93
2015Houston AstrosALMLBhou29Rel31341.99600600012054.0411312515624011.036.790.832.4810.274.13.4292.93
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou29Rel32124.95600600013143.25226241218400011.6010.722.473.718.242.22.3336.19
2017Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou22ST33000.0011000001.00000120001.00----9.0018.002.00--
2017Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAhou32Rel33004.5020200002.02110001001.009.00------0.00--
2017Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0003.0031200003.02110121001.006.00--3.006.002.00--
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou29Rel33015.79460460012037.0362524816391011.398.681.933.869.402.44.0005.22
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter22193.835260526001097441.03592021897219947123291.267.281.464.039.552.37.5371.39
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter16102.781333310000318295.2217115922210138721001.076.560.673.0511.703.83.615-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter313.0934034006243.2361715213557001.127.420.412.6811.344.23.750-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter453.25465410015482.16335306291143001.116.830.653.1412.363.93.444-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter222.4427522009255.0382115426693001.166.180.654.2311.222.65.500-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter412.2213121001069.0471917519715000.966.130.652.489.263.74.800-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter313.1610100000042.2332315513743001.086.961.052.7415.615.69.750-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0031200004.00000140000.25----2.259.004.00--
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter224.6922319000248.0532825517598001.469.940.943.1911.063.47.500-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1173.68248024800482220.016797903611122512131.266.821.474.539.192.03.611-
Houston Astros Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter8103.82222022200505184.0157837930662048031.207.601.453.199.873.09.444-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter324.78560560011037.2352220622423131.518.361.435.2610.041.91.600-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1193.83261026100543220.017810094369923311141.267.281.464.039.552.37.5501.39
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1272.7898247400236220.01608568167528616001.076.560.673.0511.703.83.632-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004ClemsonACCNCAA-1--p20542114859134123204262511102.280.360.393.7538318240.312.113.313.33510.8310.420.960.42211.0030.51
2013Reno AcesPCLAAAari36p2961000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2014El Paso ChihuahuasPCLAAAsdn20p30113110001000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2970.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou29p3351000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter651000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter174110001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter174110001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter542114859134123204262511102.280.360.393.7538318240.312.113.313.00010.8310.420.960.42211.0030.51
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter91000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162381010000100001000000.250.250.250.50010038.333.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle20P10--371-1110.9091.00------10100.013.2
2005Lake County Captains SALAcle21P13---123-1512.8000.92------13100.09.4
2005Kinston Indians CaroA+cle21P22--16--771.0000.32------22100.015.7
2006Akron Aeros EastAAcle22P29--1111-1312.9230.41------29100.020.4
2008Gulf Coast Indians GCLRkcle24P3---------------3100.05.4
2008Kinston Indians CaroA+cle24P5--1---111.0000.20------5100.03.6
2008Akron Aeros EastAAcle24P16---2--221.0000.13------16100.011.3
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle25P12--21-1331.0000.25------12100.08.5
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P46-4015--661.0000.130.15-----46100.028.4
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26P70-63110--11111.0000.160.17-----70100.043.2
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27P69-6259121514.9330.200.23-----69100.042.6
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P63-5558--13131.0000.210.243260.0-63100.038.9
2013Reno Aces PCLAAAari29P9----1-1---------9100.06.3
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari29P56-37421-76.8570.110.162-100.0-56100.034.6
2014El Paso Chihuahuas PCLAAAsdn30P11--111-32.6670.18------11100.07.6
2014El Paso Chihuahuas PCLAAAsdn30LF1---------------119.10.7
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou30P56-5044--881.0000.140.162250.0-56100.034.6
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou30RF1---------------561.80.6
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou30LF1---------------561.80.6
2015Houston AstrosALMLBhou31P60-5427--991.0000.150.172340.0-60100.037.0
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou32P60-43271-109.9000.150.212166.7-60100.037.0
2017Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou33P1---------------1100.01.5
2017Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAhou33P2---------------2100.01.4
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou33P46-3747--11111.0000.240.306-100.0-46100.028.4
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P526-4412859329087.9670.170.2017868.0-5260.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1---------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P34--322175.7140.15------340.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P46--1131-1514.9330.30------460.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P27--26--881.0000.30------270.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13---123-1512.8000.92------130.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10--371-1110.9091.00------100.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---------------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle2010----------
2005Lake County Captains SALAcle2113----------
2005Kinston Indians CaroA+cle2122----------
2006Akron Aeros EastAAcle2229----------
2008Gulf Coast Indians GCLRkcle243----------
2008Kinston Indians CaroA+cle245----------
2008Akron Aeros EastAAcle2416----------
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle2512----------
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2546----------
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2670----------
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2769----------
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2863----------
2013Reno Aces PCLAAAari299----------
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2956----------
2014El Paso Chihuahuas PCLAAAsdn3011-----1----
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou3056-----1-1--
2015Houston AstrosALMLBhou3160----------
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou3260----------
2017Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou331----------
2017Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAhou332----------
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou3346----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2004Cotuit KettleersCape Cod LeagueCollege20001.00523002218.013321621211.066.500.503.0010.503.501.50.000
2006Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor22004.5010010006110.04551916001.303.600.908.1014.401.784.50.000
2006Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB22103.3850500215.1932006001.7615.190.000.0010.1305.061.000
2007Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB23103.0060600316.0622027001.339.000.003.0010.503.503.001.000
2009Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB25000.0002-200202.0600000003.0027.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2010Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB26016.7580800018.0986175002.0010.131.137.885.630.719.00.000
2011Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB27100.931001000529.2311129000.542.790.931.868.384.500.931.000
2012Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB28006.0090900109.010761109102.2210.001.0010.009.000.907.00.000
2013Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB29102.2512012000012.011330213001.088.250.001.509.756.502.251.000
2014San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB30001.8690900309.21042019101.209.310.000.938.389.003.72.000
2015Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB31002.8460600006.1422256001.485.682.847.118.531.202.84.000
2015Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB31010.0050500004.11100140000.492.080.002.088.314.002.08.000
2016Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB32014.0590900106.21153047102.4214.850.005.409.451.756.75.000
2017Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB33018.1080800006.21166174102.9014.851.359.455.400.578.10.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs004.5010010006110.04551916001.303.600.908.1014.401.784.50.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs001.00523002218.013321621211.066.500.503.0010.503.501.50.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs433.65822800017581.390413364075401.609.960.664.438.301.884.54.571
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs010.0050500004.3110014000.462.080.002.088.314.002.08.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Cotuit KettleersCape Cod LeagueCollege201231480002556900010.258.378.258.6368037.364.000.19416.2224.321.500.000.000.00
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs1231480002556900010.258.378.258.6368037.364.000.19416.2224.321.500.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2017-09-02RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2017-09-02
2017-08-25RPHouston AstrosFresno (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Fresno (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2017-08-25
2017-08-22RPHouston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Corpus Christi (AA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2017-08-22
2017-08-01RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right calf sorenessTeam Roster on 2017-08-01
2016-05-08RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from paternity leaveTeam Roster on 2016-05-08
2016-05-07RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YPaternityOff-RosterPlaced on paternity leaveTeam Roster on 2016-05-07
2015-12-15RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($18m) 6--6--6Team Roster on 2015-12-15
2015-11-03RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2015-01-17RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.4m) Avoids arbitrationTeam Roster on 2015-01-17
2014-05-02RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($0.7m)Team Roster on 2014-05-02
2014-04-12RPSan Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to El Paso (AAA)Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-02-02RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League ContractTeam Roster on 2014-02-02
2013-11-30RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentRefused Minor League Assignment - Declared free agency  
2013-11-21RPArizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for AssignmentTeam Roster on 2013-11-21
2013-09-01RPArizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Reno (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-09-01
2013-08-09RPArizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Reno (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-08-09
2013-08-04RPArizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Reno (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-08-04
2013-01-17RPArizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.275m) Avoiding arbitrationTeam Roster on 2013-01-17
2012-12-11PArizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Indians with Lars Anderson to Diamondbacks for Trevor Bauer, Matt Albers and Bryan ShawTeam Roster on 2012-12-11
2012-05-05RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-05
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2009-02-22ContractSigned by Indians (1-year) 
2008-02-28ContractSigned by Indians (1-year) 
2004-07-13Contractsigned 
* 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
2004Cleveland Indians-20130,000-------130,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (45th round - 1333rd overall)
2009Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25400,000-72445-2,746,792400,000530,000
2010Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26407,300-68224252,812,412400,000937,300
2011Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27436,800-60520332,722,607414,0001,374,100
2012Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28504,900-53614412,954,887480,0001,879,000
2013Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll291,275,000-41319553,021,531490,0003,154,0002013-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.275m) Avoiding arbitration
2014Houston AstrosTeam Payroll30500,000-79430-3,256,497500,0003,654,0002014-02-02 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2014-05-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($0.7m)
2015Houston AstrosTeam Payroll312,400,0006.136914603,571,283507,5006,054,0002015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.4m) Avoids arbitration
2016Houston AstrosTeam Payroll326,000,0007.1202978++3,498,245507,50012,054,0002015-12-15 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($18m) 6--6--6
2017Houston AstrosTeam Payroll336,000,000-2041078++3,582,271535,00018,054,000
* 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