Jonathan Papelbon

#58, RP, Philadelphia
Jonathan Papelbon
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    227
  • 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
    1
  • ERA
    1.59
  • K
    40
  • BB
    8


Player Notes
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com hears that Jonathan Papelbon or his agents are talking to the Nationals about a potential trade.

Advice: This presumably means that something is close. At issue with Papelbon is that he has a no-trade clause and has said that he wouldn't sign off on a deal unless he closes. Of course, the Nationals already have an All-Star closer in Drew Storen. Papelbon's contract includes a $13 million vesting option for 2016, which he could want guaranteed as part of the deal.

More: Todd Zolecki on Twitter

5 hours ago Rotoworld
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com hears from a baseball source with knowledge of the situation that Jonathan Papelbon "will be traded" by Friday's deadline.

Advice: It was reported last week that the Phillies didn't have any traction in a trade involving Papelbon, with his $13 million vesting option 2016 complicating matters. However, things have apparently changed over the past week, including a report that the Nationals are "making progress" on a deal. It sounds like there should be a resolution soon.

More: CSNPhilly.com

6 hours ago Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "making progress" on acquiring Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies.

Advice: Papelbon has said that he would only waive his no-trade clause if he's sent to a team where he would close, so there's a chance Drew Storen could be moved back into a set-up role. However, the Nationals could sweeten the pot if they guarantee his $13 million vesting option for 2016.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Jonathan Papelbon has indicated that he won't approve any trade unless he will be the closer on the team he's dealt to.

Advice: This is an important distinction, because Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports had reported Friday that the Nationals could have interest in the right-hander if the Phillies were willing to eat a large portion of his remaining salary. He certainly wouldn't supplant Drew Storen in the ninth inning there, making a match unlikely.

More: Jim Salisbury on Twitter

Sat, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Jonathan Papelbon earned a win against the Rays on Wednesday thanks to two innings of scoreless ball.

Advice: Papelbon did allow a hit and walk a batter in his two innings of work, but neither blemish cost him a run and the Phillies would ultimately walk-off on a Odubel Herrera RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. The win was Papelbon's second of the season. In addition to closing out every one of his 16 save chances successfully, he also holds a 1.63 ERA and 39/8 K/BB ratio across 38 2/3 innings. Recently, he's made it clear that he wants to be traded, but there are monetary hurdles in the way, namely a $13 million vesting option for 2016 that other teams would prefer not to have to swallow. Still, it's likely--though not a given--that he'll find himself in another uniform by the time the calendar kicks to August.

Wed, Jul 22 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Phillies don't have "any traction" for a trade of Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: Crasnick notes that, not surprisingly, Papelbon's $13 million option for 2016 that's likely to vest "remains a sticking point." It's hard to believe the Phils won't eventually find a suitor for the closer, but it appears nothing is remotely close. Papelbon is having a fine season, having posted a 1.72 ERA, a 38/7 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings while going a perfect 16-for-16 in save chances.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Wed, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 341st career save with a perfect ninth inning as the Phillies won 5-3 against the Rays on Monday.

Advice: Papelbon is now tied for 12th on baseball's all-time saves leaderboard with Rollie Fingers. He's five away from tying Randy Myers, and 17 away from tying Troy Percival. Papelbon struck out two Rays en route to his 16th save of the season. He owns a 1.72 ERA, a 38/7 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings, and is perfect in 16 save attempts to date. With a week and a half left until the trade deadline, many are wondering whose uniform he'll be sporting in August.

Mon, Jul 20 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Tuesday, July 28

Head-to-head vs. Toronto

Head-to-head vs. Toronto
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Tor 50 0 6 2 27 1 2 0 0 54.1 43 11 10 2 13 56 1.66 1.03 .215
Away (this year) 14 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 14.2 14 5 4 0 4 15 2.45 1.23 .241
Night (this year) 21 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 22.1 16 5 5 1 3 26 2.01 0.85 .200
Last game vs. Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 24 @ChC W 5-3 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 17 0 0 39.2 1.59
Jul 22 TB W 5-4 W 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 16 0 0 38.2 1.63
Jul 20 TB W 5-3 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 16 0 0 36.2 1.72
Jul 18 Mia W 3-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 15 0 0 35.2 1.77
Jul 17 Mia W 6-3 - 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 34.2 1.82
Jul 7 @LAD W 7-2 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 33.2 1.60
Jul 5 @Atl W 4-0 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 32.2 1.65
Jul 2 Mil L 7-8 - 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 31.2 1.71
Jun 28 Was W 8-5 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 29.2 1.82
Jun 22 @NYY W 11-8 - 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 13 0 0 28.2 1.88
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
2015 Phi 37 0 2 1 17 0 0 0 0 39.2 31 9 7 3 8 40 1.59 0.98 .211
Totals 630 3 37 30 342 44 7 0 0 667.0 513 195 172 50 167 761 2.32 1.02 .209
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
2015 Phi 37 P 0 39 3 8 3 2 0 .750
Totals 630 P 3 667 33 83 41 9 0 .892