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Jeff Karstens AW-1

+ Played between 2001-2013 Reached MLB Status: Retired
Biography Data
Positions: P-219
Proper Name: Jeffrey Wayne Karstens
Born: September 24, 1982 (32.284)
Place San Diego, California
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 170 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Mount Miguel (Spring Valley,CA)
College: Texas Tech University , Grossmont College
Drafted: 2003 -- 19th round (574th overall) by New York Yankees (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 22,2006 (23.332)
TBC Player ID:37861
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2015-05-05 - Announced retirement More
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($2.5m) by Pittsburgh Pirates (2013-01-15)
Organizations:NYA, PIT
Signed by:Mark Batchko
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] - 89.2
Scouting Scores
control k-rating efficiency vsPower
79 35 57 34
*as of 2014 season.
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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2015MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2015-05-05PRMLBAnnounced retirement---
    2013
    2013-10-31PFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2013-05-27Pittsburgh PiratesPDL-60AltoonaAATransferred to 60-day DL---
    2013-05-18Pittsburgh PiratesPDL-15AltoonaAAAssigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab40man
    2013-05-14Pittsburgh PiratesPDL-15BradentonA+Assigned to Bradenton (A+) for rehab40man
    2013-03-31Pittsburgh PiratesPDL-15Pittsburgh PiratesMLBDL-15 right elbow inflammation40man
    2013-01-15Pittsburgh PiratesPActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($2.5m)40man
    2012
    2012-12-01-PFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-06-25Pittsburgh PiratesRPActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2012-05-07Pittsburgh PiratesPDL-15AltoonaAAAssigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab40man
    2012-04-18Pittsburgh PiratesPDL-15Pittsburgh PiratesMLBDL-15 Sore right shoulder40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Traded by Yankees with Daniel McCutchen, Ross Ohlendorf and Jose Tabata to Pirates for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte
    signed
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by New York Yankees in 19th round (574th overall) of 2003 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Montreal Expos in 45th round (1326th overall) of 2000 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2012Pittsburgh Pirates$ 3,100,000269971$ 480,000$ 2,954,8872012-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($3.1m) Avoided arbitration
    2011Pittsburgh Pirates$ 1,100,0004171354$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Pittsburgh Pirates$ 400,000757400$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-12-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($1.1m) Avoided arbitration
    2010-04-27 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.4m) Contract purchased from minors
    2009Pittsburgh Pirates$ 401,5007082912$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-03-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.4015m)
    2008Pittsburgh Pirates$ 393,3007072422$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-03-04 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.3933m)
    2007New York Yankees$ 389,4956552619$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-02-26 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.389495m)
    2006New York Yankees$ 327,000742480$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)

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