Cliff Lee

#33, SP, Philadelphia
Cliff Lee
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    205
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    August 30, 1978
  • Birth Place:
    Benton, Arkansas
  • College:
    Arkansas
  • Draft:
    2000 4ᵗʰ round by the Washington Nationals
  • W
    4
  • L
    5
  • ERA
    3.78
  • K
    68
  • BB
    12


Player Notes
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies are willing to absorb part of Cliff Lee's contract in a trade if they get the right prospects in return.

Advice: It's no surprise, of course, given that Lee is guaranteed more than anyone else in baseball through the end of next season (roughly $48 million) and hasn't pitched well in two starts since returning from an elbow injury. The veteran left-hander could be dealt next month, as he is expected to clear waivers.

More: CBSSports.com

7 hours ago Rotoworld
ESPN's Buster Olney was told by rival evaluators that the July 31 trade deadline doesn't apply to Cliff Lee because he'll clear waivers and can be dealt in August.

Advice: It makes sense, as Olney notes that Lee is making $25 million this season, is owed $25 million in 2015 and has a $12.5 million buyout on his $27.5 million club option for 2016. All told, he's guaranteed at least $48 million over the next 1 1/3 seasons, which will scare most every team off. Because he can be dealt in August, Lee will have more time to show he's healthy after missing two months due to a flexor strain in his left elbow.

More: Buster Olney on Twitter

Tue, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Cliff Lee can be traded to the Braves, Indians, Astros, Marlins, Twins, Mets, Padres, Rays, and Nationals without his consent.

Advice: You'll notice that there are four teams from the NL East on his list, but the Phillies would be unlikely to deal him to any of those teams anyway. Meanwhile, most of the others likely couldn't afford him, so there's a mix of strategy and preference in his list. Lee has 20 teams on his no-trade list, but it's still possible that he could waive it if the right situation presents itself. The veteran southpaw struggled in his return from the disabled list Monday, so a trade appears unlikely right now. The Phillies might be better off waiting until August or potentially the offseason.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Wed, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Cliff Lee struggled through 5 2/3 innings in his return from the disabled list, giving up six runs and 12 hits in a loss to the Giants.

Advice: Lee's velocity is typically in the 89-92 mph range when healthy, but he was working more at 86-89 mph tonight. Combine that with the fact that he still has some rust to shake, and he proved very hittable in his return. He gets the Diamondbacks next time out, so keep him active in mixed leagues for now.

Tue, Jul 22 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Tigers, Blue Jays, Orioles, Brewers, Angels, Royals, Giants, Rangers, Diamondbacks and Pirates have scouts in Philadelphia Monday.

Advice: Cliff Lee, of course, is making his return from the disabled list Monday and will be a prime trade candidate this month if he can show he's healthy. Crasnick notes that he's not sure which teams are scouting Lee and which are there for regular coverage. It's also not clear whether it's a complete list. One team noticeably absent is the Yankees, a club that many expect to make a run at Lee.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Mon, Jul 21 Rotoworld
Phillies activated LHP Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list.

Advice: Lee missed over two months with an elbow strain. He will return to the Phillies' starting rotation on Monday night against the Giants and has two turns before the July 31 trade deadline to prove his health. He'll be an attractive name on the block if he pitches well.

Mon, Jul 21 Rotoworld
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Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 7/31 vs. WAS

Home Score Away

Thursday, July 31

Head-to-head vs. Washington

Head-to-head vs. Washington
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Was 12 12 6 4 0 0 0 2 2 85.1 82 29 26 12 12 83 2.74 1.10 .251
Away (this year) 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 32.1 40 19 17 3 4 25 4.73 1.36 .305
Night (this year) 9 9 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 60.0 69 30 23 6 10 58 3.45 1.32 .292
Last game vs. Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 4 2 1 1 2 5
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 26 Ari L 6-10 - 5.0 9 3 3 1 2 4 4 5 0 0 0 78.2 3.78
Jul 21 SF L 4-7 L 5.2 12 6 6 1 1 3 4 5 0 0 0 73.2 3.67
May 18 Cin W 8-3 W 6.2 9 2 2 0 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 68.0 3.18
May 13 LAA L 3-4 L 7.0 6 4 0 0 1 7 3 4 0 0 0 61.1 3.23
May 7 @Tor L 0-10 L 6.1 7 6 6 2 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 54.1 3.64
May 2 Was L 3-5 - 7.0 4 2 1 1 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 48.0 3.00
Apr 26 @Ari W 6-5 - 6.0 8 5 3 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 41.0 3.29
Apr 21 @LAD W 7-0 W 8.0 4 0 0 0 0 10 3 2 0 0 0 35.0 3.09
Apr 16 Atl L 0-1 L 9.0 11 1 1 1 1 13 2 2 0 0 0 27.0 4.00
Apr 10 Mil L 2-6 L 6.0 8 3 3 0 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 18.0 5.50
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2002 Cle 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 6 2 2 0 8 6 1.74 1.35 .171
2003 Cle 9 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 52.1 41 28 21 7 20 44 3.61 1.17 .220
2004 Cle 33 33 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 179.0 188 113 108 30 81 161 5.43 1.50 .268
2005 Cle 32 32 18 5 0 0 0 1 0 202.0 194 91 85 22 52 143 3.79 1.22 .251
2006 Cle 33 33 14 11 0 0 0 1 0 200.2 224 114 98 29 58 129 4.40 1.41 .278
2007 Cle 20 16 5 8 0 0 0 1 0 97.1 112 73 68 17 36 66 6.29 1.52 .284
2008 Cle 31 31 22 3 0 0 0 4 2 223.1 214 68 63 12 34 170 2.54 1.11 .253
2009 Cle 22 22 7 9 0 0 0 3 1 152.0 165 53 53 10 33 107 3.14 1.30 .278
2009 Phi 12 12 7 4 0 0 0 3 1 79.2 80 35 30 7 10 74 3.39 1.13 .261
2010 Sea 13 13 8 3 0 0 0 5 1 103.2 92 31 27 5 6 89 2.34 0.95 .231
2010 Tex 15 15 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 108.2 103 53 48 11 12 96 3.98 1.06 .248
2011 Phi 32 32 17 8 0 0 0 6 6 232.2 197 66 62 18 42 238 2.40 1.03 .229
2012 Phi 30 30 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 211.0 207 79 74 26 28 207 3.16 1.11 .255
2013 Phi 31 31 14 8 0 0 0 2 1 222.2 193 77 71 22 32 222 2.87 1.01 .232
2014 Phi 12 12 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 78.2 99 40 33 7 12 68 3.78 1.41 .309
Totals 327 323 143 91 0 0 0 29 12 2154.0 2115 923 843 223 464 1820 3.52 1.20 .255
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 Cle 33 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2005 Cle 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 Cle 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
2007 Cle 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 Cle 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 Phi 12 33 2 7 2 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 .212 .212 .273 .485
2009 Cle 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
2010 Sea 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 Phi 34 75 6 15 2 0 2 7 1 26 1 0 .200 .208 .307 .514
2012 Phi 31 64 3 10 2 0 0 4 1 23 1 0 .156 .169 .188 .357
2013 Phi 31 60 5 11 1 1 0 6 2 25 0 2 .183 .210 .233 .443
2014 Phi 10 23 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 .261 .261 .261 .522
Totals 164 290 18 51 7 1 2 19 5 109 2 2 .176 .189 .228 .417
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2002 Cle 2 P 2 10 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2003 Cle 9 P 9 52 1 7 5 1 0 .857
2004 Cle 33 P 33 179 5 12 7 0 0 1.000
2005 Cle 32 P 32 202 5 18 10 3 0 .833
2006 Cle 33 P 33 200 3 22 18 1 0 .955
2007 Cle 20 P 16 97 7 13 5 1 2 .923
2008 Cle 31 P 31 223 16 31 14 1 2 .968
2009 Cle 22 P 22 152 8 26 17 1 1 .962
2009 Phi 12 P 12 79 3 16 12 1 1 .938
2010 Tex 15 P 15 108 5 15 9 1 1 .933
2010 Sea 13 P 13 103 5 13 5 3 0 .769
2011 Phi 32 P 32 232 7 34 26 1 1 .971
2012 Phi 30 P 30 211 6 31 22 3 3 .903
2013 Phi 31 P 31 222 7 36 28 1 1 .972
2014 Phi 12 P 12 78 4 12 8 0 0 1.000
Totals 327 P 323 2154 83 289 188 18 12 .938