Jonathan Papelbon

#58, RP, Philadelphia
Jonathan Papelbon
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    215
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 23, 1980
  • Birth Place:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • College:
    Mississippi State
  • Draft:
    2003 4ᵗʰ round by the Boston Red Sox
  • W
    2
  • L
    3
  • ERA
    2.04
  • K
    63
  • BB
    15


Player Notes
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gets the impression that the Brewers would like to pull off a trade with the Phillies for closer Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: As Haudricourt notes, the situation is complicated, as Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games. He has a no-trade clause, so he may ask for the option to be fully guaranteed in order to accept a deal. If the Brewers are unable to work out a deal for Papelbon, they could still look to Francisco Rodriguez as a fallback.

More: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter

8 hours ago Rotoworld
According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, the Brewers and Blue Jays are both still interested in Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: The Brewers and Phillies have been talking for weeks, but recent reports have suggested that the momentum toward an actual swap has died. The Jays' interest seems a little fresher. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games. The veteran reliever has a no-trade clause and may ask Milwaukee or Toronto to make that option guaranteed if a deal gets close. For what it's worth, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is still hearing that the Blue Jays' interest in Papelbon is "extremely limited."

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Wed, Jan 28 Rotoworld
The Brewers and Phillies haven't talked about a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade in two days, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Advice: "It doesn’t appear there’s any momentum to it right now," said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. "It could be revived later, I guess, but right now there’s nothing happening. "Whatever traction there was seems to have dissipated." Haudricourt said the main issues remain Papelbon's no-trade clause and a vesting $13 million option in 2016, part of which the Brewers would ask the Phillies to pick up. At this point, someone will have to give some ground to make a deal work.

More: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tue, Jan 27 Rotoworld
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a Jonathan Papelbon deal to the Brewers is "on life support, at best."

Advice: That's quite a change from Friday, when the deal was said to be basically complete. The hangup seems to be money, as the two sides hadn't agreed on how much money the Phillies would pick up in a potential deal. If the Brewers don't deal for Papelbon, it's unclear if he'll be changing addresses this offseason.

More: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter

Sat, Jan 24 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the "last remaining obstacle" to a trade sending Jonathan Papelbon to the Brewers is deciding how much money from the reliever's $13 million 2016 option the Phillies would pick up.

Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal indicated earlier Friday that a deal wasn't close, but based on Stark's report it appears it could be coming together quickly. Papelbon would need to waive his no-trade clause in order to be shipped to Milwaukee, but Stark says that won't be an issue. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games, but the reliever would want the option picked up in order to agree to a trade.

More: Jayson Stark on Twitter

Sat, Jan 24 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that, in order to waive his no-trade clause, Jonathan Papelbon would likely require a team on his no-trade list to guarantee his $13 million option for 2016.

Advice: The option would vest with 48 games finished -- a number Papelbon has reached in every one of his full seasons -- but having it guaranteed would protect him should he get injured. Rosenthal says the Blue Jays' interest in the closer is "very limited," so at this point it sounds like he'll either be traded to the Brewers or stay put. Papelbon has not yet been asked to waive his no-trade clause, so it doesn't appear a deal is close yet.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that, in addition to the Brewers, the Blue Jays have also inquired on Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: Rosenthal notes that both clubs are on the reliever's no-trade list and he has yet to agree to waive the clause for either team. While Rosenthal agrees with Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan (who was first to report the Papelbon/Milwaukee news) that talks between the Phillies and Brewers have picked up in recent weeks, he says a deal is "not close" to going down at this point. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for 2016.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
According to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, the Brewers and Phillies are having serious talks about Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: It's really hard to see why the Brewers would go after Papelbon when Francisco Rodriguez is still sitting out there in free agency. Perhaps the Phillies would pay down Papelbon's $13 million salary to a comparable level to what Rodriguez will get, but if that's the case, they'd probably want solid prospects in return. It'd be a lot easier for the Brewers to just re-sign the guy who saved 44 games last year or, if he's being too stubborn, move on to fellow free agent Rafael Soriano. If the Phillies trade Papelbon, they could sign one of the veteran closers as a stopgap. Everyone would love to see Ken Giles get the job, but considering the arbitration salaries of closers, it could be considerably cheaper for the Phillies in the long run if they spend a few million to keep him in a setup role this year.

More: Jeff Passan on Twitter

Fri, Jan 23 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Tuesday, March 3 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. NY Yankees

Head-to-head vs. NY Yankees
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. NYY 46 0 0 6 19 4 0 0 0 49.0 37 24 21 6 27 66 3.86 1.31 .204
Home (this year) 38 0 2 2 19 2 0 0 0 39.0 26 9 9 2 8 44 2.08 0.87 .187
Day (this year) 18 0 0 1 12 1 0 0 0 18.0 13 4 4 0 2 17 2.00 0.83 .206
Last game vs. NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 4
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
Sep 26 Atl W 5-4 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 39 4 0 66.1 2.04
Sep 24 @Mia W 2-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 38 4 0 65.1 2.07
Sep 14 Mia L 4-5 L 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 1 2 3 37 4 0 64.1 2.10
Sep 13 Mia W 2-1 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 37 3 0 63.1 1.56
Sep 12 Mia W 3-1 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 36 3 0 62.1 1.59
Sep 9 Pit W 4-3 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 36 3 0 61.1 1.61
Sep 6 @Was W 3-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 35 3 0 60.1 1.64
Sep 5 @Was W 9-8 SV 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 34 3 0 59.1 1.67
Sep 1 @Atl W 7-0 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 33 3 0 58.1 1.54
Aug 30 @NYM W 7-2 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 33 3 0 57.1 1.57
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
2005 Bos 17 3 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 34.0 33 11 10 4 17 34 2.65 1.47 .260
2006 Bos 59 0 4 2 35 6 1 0 0 68.1 40 8 7 3 13 75 0.92 0.78 .167
2007 Bos 59 0 1 3 37 3 2 0 0 58.1 30 12 12 5 15 84 1.85 0.77 .146
2008 Bos 67 0 5 4 41 5 0 0 0 69.1 58 24 18 4 8 77 2.34 0.95 .223
2009 Bos 66 0 1 1 38 3 0 0 0 68.0 54 15 14 5 24 76 1.85 1.15 .213
2010 Bos 65 0 5 7 37 8 0 0 0 67.0 57 34 29 7 28 76 3.90 1.27 .226
2011 Bos 63 0 4 1 31 3 0 0 0 64.1 50 22 21 3 10 87 2.94 0.93 .207
2012 Phi 70 0 5 6 38 4 0 0 0 70.0 56 22 19 8 18 92 2.44 1.06 .216
2013 Phi 61 0 5 1 29 7 0 0 0 61.2 59 23 20 6 11 57 2.92 1.14 .247
2014 Phi 66 0 2 3 39 4 0 0 0 66.1 45 15 15 2 15 63 2.04 0.90 .191
Totals 593 3 35 29 325 44 7 0 0 627.1 482 186 165 47 159 721 2.37 1.02 .208
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2005 Bos 17 P 3 34 3 5 2 0 0 1.000
2006 Bos 59 P 0 68 4 8 3 1 0 .875
2007 Bos 59 P 0 58 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2008 Bos 67 P 0 69 5 13 5 3 0 .769
2009 Bos 66 P 0 68 1 6 4 1 0 .833
2010 Bos 65 P 0 67 4 10 5 1 0 .900
2011 Bos 63 P 0 64 3 6 2 1 0 .833
2012 Phi 70 P 0 70 1 10 9 0 0 1.000
2013 Phi 61 P 0 61 2 7 5 0 0 1.000
2014 Phi 66 P 0 66 3 6 3 0 0 1.000
Totals 593 P 3 627 30 75 38 7 0 .907