Joba Chamberlain Cleveland Indians

Age: 36 (September 23, 1985) | 6' 3" | 245lbs. | Throws: Right P-20
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYA AAA 2013 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.0 0.0 .415 n/a
NYA AL 2013 2 1 1 0 45 0 42.0 47 8 26 38 4.93 1.74 1.71 5.6 8.1 .327 42/25/34 -4 -1
DET AL 2014 2 5 2 0 69 0 63.0 57 3 24 59 3.57 1.29 1.17 3.4 8.4 .313 53/23/24 2 4
TOR AAA 2015 0 1 2 0 7 0 5.0 9 0 4 7 14.40 2.60 2.20 7.2 12.6 .559 n/a
KC AAA 2015 1 0 0 0 8 0 7.0 11 0 2 9 6.43 1.86 1.71 2.6 11.6 .506 n/a
KC AL 2015 0 2 0 0 36 0 27.1 38 6 9 23 4.94 1.72 1.88 3.0 7.6 .372 42/27/31 -4 -2
CLE AL 2016 0 0 0 0 20 0 20.0 12 1 11 18 2.25 1.15 0.95 5.0 8.1 .223 53/22/25 2 2
CLE AL 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 11yrs 25 21 7 0 385 43 554.1 540 57 226 546 3.82 1.38 1.33 3.7 8.9 .322 n/a
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Very hard to value the guy -- he's back in the pen, at least for now, and they appear serious about the IP limits. Leaving bug issues aside, he was absurd last year. Personally, I like Alex's bid, but it'll never get him in our league.
Mike Dean TMU2008
Mar 22 '08
2 IP and 36 pitches vs. the Twins today.

Hmmm...

I just have to shake my head here; what are the Yankees doing?

They are stretching Joba out this spring and viewing him now as a starter, yet they have already said they will limit him to 150 IP this year?

Has Girardi forgotten that Farnsworth and Hawkins are his 8th inning options if Joba is in the rotation? Girardi caught Farnsworth in Chicago for a period, so does he think he can transform him into pitcher you can trust in a clutch spot? Does Girardi think he is Anne Sullivan?

Are they moving Joba to the rotation to prove they did not make a mistake by passing on Santana?

Many scouts think he can be a number 1 starter in this league, but the bottom line is Joba is more valuable to the Yankees this year as their set-up man to Rivera, rather than as a 5th starter.

Considering the Yankees' recent track record with evaluating pitchers (Igawa, Weaver, Farnsworth, J. Wright, Pavano, Brown etc...) Joba could be jerked around this year from the pen to the rotation and back again, which could have damaging results.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 5 '08
The American Dream League draft, it seems, is already underway.
Michael Walsh Amaros
Mar 3 '08
Unfortunately, I think he'll be kept in our league at $12.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 3 '08
Thanks for telling me. To speed things up a bit, I'm going to make my opening bid $15.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 2 '08
Agree with MikeG. Look, Joba earned ten bucks last year in 24 IP, so who really cares what he does, as long as he does it well?

$12 will get him in the ADL, and I'll be thrilled to top at $13. (Are you listening, Alex and Peter?!)
Michael Walsh Amaros
Mar 2 '08
Chamberlain's one of those pitchers who is talented enough that I don't care much what he's doing. I don't like the idea of keeping a middle reliever for $12, but I'd gladly make an exception in Joba's case.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 2 '08
Probably will start as a swing man as the Yankees wait for age to catch up to Mariano, whether this year or next (or never). Then, he's the closer.

So overpay a little this year and maybe next season you'll have a big fat smile on your face as you contemplate having the Yankee closer at $14.

Michael Walsh Amaros
Mar 1 '08
the real deal here, will look good on mikey's team,hohohoho
john saleen jrwrangler
Feb 24 '08
As a 100 IP reliever figure 2.50/1.10. As a starter go 3.75/1.20. He didn't see much of the league last year and his stuff has been seen before... though not often.

This is the year to stay on the sidelines in redraft leagues but in keeper leagues it's get him now or pay 25% more in another year or two.

He won't be Pedro in 2000, but Pedro in 1993... maybe better.
Mark Bond booond
Feb 18 '08