Mike Clevinger San Diego Padres

Age: 30 (December 21, 1990) | 6' 4" | 210lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-2
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
CLE AAA 2017 3 2 0 0 7 7 34.0 28 3 14 38 2.65 1.24 1.16 3.7 10.1 .302 n/a
CLE AL 2017 12 6 0 0 27 21 121.2 92 13 60 137 3.11 1.25 1.16 4.4 10.1 .277 39/24/36 17 16
CLE AL 2018 13 8 0 0 32 32 200.0 164 21 67 207 3.02 1.16 1.14 3.0 9.3 .286 40/20/39 24 24
CLE AA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.1 3 0 0 5 0.00 0.56 0.56 0.0 0.0 .230 n/a
CLE AAA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 1 2 4 18.00 2.50 2.75 9.0 18.0 .549 n/a
CLE AL 2019 13 4 0 0 21 21 126.0 96 10 37 169 2.71 1.06 1.03 2.6 12.1 .316 41/24/36 26 24
CLE AL 2020 1 1 0 0 4 4 22.1 20 5 11 21 3.22 1.39 1.48 4.4 8.5 .263 37/25/38 3 5
SD NL 2020 2 1 0 0 4 4 19.0 14 1 3 19 2.84 0.89 0.89 1.4 9.0 .273 31/29/40 12 10
SD NL 2021 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 6yrs 44 23 0 0 105 92 542.0 436 58 207 603 3.19 1.19 1.16 3.4 10.0 .290 n/a
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The difference between Plesac and Clevinger is Plesac was stupid, while Clevinger was as you put it Bob, a selfish ass. Plesac drove himself home in a rental vehicle while Clevinger took the flight. I wonder how Carlos Carrasco feels about this situation?

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aug 12 '20

I simply cannot believe what selfish aholes some of these players are.  Clevinger watched his buddy punished for their joint outing, but kept his mouth shut and his teammates in danger through a team meeting and then a flight.  Then he got caught.  If he were a marginal guy, he surely would have been released...

Indians starter Mike Clevinger sat through a team meeting yesterday and defended Zach Plesac knowing he’d been out with Plesac, then flew back with the team. Now, the Indians discover Clevinger was out with Plesac and so they have appropriately quarantined Clevinger.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Aug 11 '20

Conclusion of Joe Sheehan's essay today (which starts in the Mike Trout thread)...

It gets very interesting when you look at players who have just started to make money. Mike Clevinger, 29 years old, is owed $4.1 million this year, his first arb-eligible campaign. Under a pro-rated plan over 82 games, he would be paid about $2.1 million; under this plan, he will be paid about $1.5 million, giving $600,000 -- more than he’s made in any year, about a third of what he’s made in his career to date -- to Larry Dolan. Dolan is 89 years old and worth $600 million.

This is not a good-faith offer. It’s an attempt by unimaginably wealthy men and businesses to leverage the unfair playing field of public opinion and the information gap -- player salaries are public, teams’ books are not -- to shake down their employees. At no point in MLB history have owners had a big year and spread the gains to the players out of a sense of fairness. In recent times, they’ve become very skilled at keeping revenues rising and moving baseball money into non-baseball ventures, all while keeping payrolls flat. There’s nothing wrong with that; the players have always advocated for a free market, accepting a bit less along the way, rather than a set revenue share. They’re advocating for a free market -- with the risks to capital that entails -- today.

This proposal would result in Mike Trout giving Arte Moreno nearly $14 million. It should be laughed out of the room.
Alex Patton Alex
May 27 '20

From Rotowire:

February 14, 2020

Clevinger will undergo surgery Friday to address a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

ANALYSIS

The 29-year-old apparently sustained the injury while training this week,
putting his availability for Opening Day into question. Clevinger should
receive an official recovery timeline once the surgery is completed,
but any multi-week absence will significantly impact his preparation for
the regular season with Opening Day less than six weeks away.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 14 '20

Avoided arbitration, signing for $4.1 million.

By way of comparison, Zack Wheeler, same age, signed for five years, $118 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11 '20
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 4.3 FIP 3.52 SIERA 3.86 FB 53% FBv 93.6 HR/FB 10% Hard 35% LOB 80%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 4.5 FIP 2.49 SIERA 3.31 FB 51% FBv 95.5 HR/FB 10% Hard 33% LOB 80%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19