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Bruce Chen #52 - P

Kansas City

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/06/19
  • POB: Panama City, Panama
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Signed by Atlanta in 1993.
  • Current Status: On roster
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date862200035.2462323312301.635.80
On Pace13103300058.075383852049-5.80

Scouting Report

AssetsShows great command and poise when on the mound. Changes speeds and locations very well, and also mixes in curveballs and change-ups effectively.
FlawsA major concern with him is that he gets tagged with the long ball a little too much, since he lacks velocity on his fastball. Is also vastly inconsistent.
Career potentialVeteran left-hander.

Honours and Awards

1998Southern League (AA) - Most Valuable Pitcher
1998Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
1998Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1997South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/24Missed 55 games (back injury).
2014/06/21Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (back injury).
2014/05/02Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 25th, 2014).
2014/04/19Missed 3 games (glute injury).
2014/04/16Glute injury, day-to-day.
2014/01/30Re-signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2011/11/23Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a two-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/06/24Missed 44 games (back injury).
2011/05/10Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 6th, 2011).
2011/01/15Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2010/04/23Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2010/04/01Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.
2009/12/11Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2009/09/23Oblique injury, late September.
2009/09/18Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/26Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2009/03/01Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2007/11/03Opted for minor league free agency.
2007/04/28Outrighted to Oklahoma (AAA).
2007/04/21Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2007/03/31Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).
2007/02/06Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2006/11/01Filed for free agency.
2006/01/17Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2004/08/25Contract purchased from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/05/02Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2004/03/22Assigned by the Toronto Blue Jays to their minor league camp.
2003/11/26Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2003/06/05Outrighted to Pawtucket (AAA).
2003/06/01Designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
2003/05/09Added to the Boston Red Sox 25-man roster.
2003/05/07Claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros.
2003/05/03Designated for assignment by the Houston Astros.
2003/05/02Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
2003/03/14Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2003/03/10Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2003/03/08Assigned to Louisville (AAA).
2002/06/14Acquired from the Montreal Expos.
2002/04/05Acquired from the New York Mets.
2001/07/27Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2001/07/06Optioned to Reading (AA).

Trades

2009/03/01Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2007/02/06Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2004/05/01Toronto Blue Jays traded Bruce Chen to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later.
2003/11/26Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor-league contract.
2003/05/07Claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Houston Astros.
2003/03/14Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2002/06/14Montreal Expos traded Bruce Chen to the Cincinnati Reds for Jim Brower.
2002/04/05Montreal Expos traded Scott Strickland, Phil Seibel and Matt Watson to the New York Mets for Bruce Chen, Dicky Gonzalez, Luis Figueroa and a player to be named (Saul Rivera- July 16th).
2001/07/27Philadelphia Phillies traded Bruce Chen and Adam Walker to the New York Mets for Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook.
2000/07/12Philadelphia Phillies traded Andy Ashby to the Atlanta Braves for Bruce Chen and Jim Osting.
1993/07/01Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1993.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014Kansas CityAL862200035.2462323312301.635.80
2013Kansas CityAL341594000121.010746441336781.183.27
2012Kansas CityAL34341114000191.221511410833471401.375.07
2011Kansas CityAL2525128010155.015271651850971.303.77
2011OmahaAAA22000009.011663181.336.00
2011NW ArkansasAA11010002.05440022.5018.00
2010Kansas CityAL3323127111140.113668651757981.384.17
2010OmahaAAA330100020.2133305200.871.31
2009Kansas CityAL1791600062.17442401225451.595.78
2009OmahaAAA14134203382.0573331823690.983.40
2008Tex-Injured-----------------
2007TexasAL500000010.0111183671.707.20
2007OklahomaAAA441100016.017111033121.255.63
2006BaltimoreAL40120700098.213781762835701.746.93
2005BaltimoreAL34321310010197.1187948433631331.273.83
2004BaltimoreAL872101047.2391916716321.153.02
2004OttawaAAA22174301195.085413412301081.213.22
2004SyracuseAAA330100010.11712104582.138.71
2004Total Syr/OttAAA252044011105.1102534416351161.303.76
2003BostonAL520100012.1128742121.145.11
2003HoustonNL1100000012.014882881.836.00
2003Total Hou/BosMLB1620100024.1261615610201.485.55
2003PawtucketAAA16155511185.08044401215731.124.24
2002CincinnatiNL3910200039.2372419720371.444.31
2002MontrealNL1552300037.1472929923431.886.99
2002NY MetsNL10000000.21000001.490.00
2002Total NYN/Mtl/CinNL5562500077.28553481643801.655.56
2001NY MetsNL11113200059.25637311028471.414.68
2001PhiladelphiaNL16164500086.19053481931791.405.00
2001Total Phi/NYNNL272777000146.0146907929591261.404.87
2001Scranton/WBAAA331000018.2148825141.023.86
2001ReadingAA11100006.03000070.500.00
2000PhiladelphiaNL15153400094.18139381427801.143.63
2000AtlantaNL2204000039.2351511419321.362.50
2000Total Atl/PhiNL371574000134.0116544918461121.213.29
2000RichmondAAA11100006.05000161.000.00
1999AtlantaNL1672200051.03832311127451.275.47
1999RichmondAAA14146300078.07336331026901.273.81
1998AtlantaNL442000020.1239939171.573.98
1998RichmondAAA442100024.01755119291.501.88
1998GreenvilleA2423137010139.1106575112481641.113.29
1997MaconA2828127011146.1120675719441821.123.51
1996EugeneA1184100035.223139114551.042.27
1995DanvilleR14134401070.1784231319561.383.97
1994GCL BravesR971410042.242211823261.053.80
TotalMLB39322482781411513.0153882376025054111301.374.52
TotalAL24316562601411072.011165775361713497421.374.50
TotalNL150592018000441.0422246224791923881.394.57
TotalAAA86792417155444.2389199180551334371.173.64
TotalAA22110008.08440091.004.50
TotalA63592915021321.1249137117321064011.103.28
TotalR232058110113.01206349522821.263.90

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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