Billy Traber Pitcher

     
 

Born: September 18, 1979
Torrance, CA
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 1st round, 2000 by the NY Mets;
58th round, 1997 by TOR
How acquired: Minor league free agent (Nov. 2008)
College: Loyola Marymount
High School: El Segundo (CA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Declared a minor league free agent (November 2009)

Scouting Report
: Groundball lefty reliever, spent a lot of time between AAA and the majors in the last few years. Very good command. Uses a high-80s fastball, a 78 mph circle change, a low-70s curve, and a decent splitter.


 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  1999 Loyola Marymount NCAA Coll   19 8 6 0.571 4.20 20 18 2 0 1 120.0 135 68 56 5 37 135 3.65
  2000 Loyola Marymount NCAA Coll   20 10 4 0.714 3.15 18 17 4 0 0 123.0 130 69 43 7 38 156 4.11
  2001 St. Lucie FSL A Nym 21 6 5 0.545 2.65 18 18 0 0 0 102.0 85 36 30 2 23 79 3.43
  2001 Binghamton East AA Nym 21 4 3 0.571 4.40 8 8 0 0 0 43.0 50 25 21   4 13 45 3.46
  2001 Norfolk IL AAA Nym 21 0 1 0.000 1.29 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 5 3 1   0 0 0 ---
  2002 Akron East AA Cle 22 13 2 0.867 2.76 18 17 2 2 0 107.2 99 38 33 8 20 82 4.10
  2002 Buffalo IL AAA Cle 22 4 3 0.571 3.29 9 9 0 0 0 54.2 58 22 20 3 12 33 2.75
  2003 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 23 6 9 0.400 5.24 33 18 1 1 0 111.2 132 67 65 15 40 88 2.20
  2005 Kinston Car A Cle 25 2 2 0.500 4.98 4 4 0 0 0 21.2 19 12 12 2 6 13 2.17
  2005 Akron East AA Cle 25 3 2 0.600 2.65 5 5 0 0 0 34.0 25 11 10 2 5 27 5.40
  2005 Buffalo IL AAA Cle 25 3 7 0.300 5.75 19 12 0 0 0 76.2 96 59 49 7 30 55 1.83
  2006 New Orleans PCL AAA Was 26 7 7 0.500 4.05 21 21 1 0 0 124.1 143 62 56 8 26 102 3.92
  2006 Washington NL MLB Was 26 4 3 0.571 6.44 15 8 0 0 0 43.1 53 33 31 5 14 25 1.79
  2007 Columbus IL AAA Was 27 2 3 0.400 2.90 14 4 0 0 0 40.1 40 21 13 2 7 29 4.14
  2007 Washington NL MLB Was 27 2 2 0.500 4.76 28 2 0 0 0 39.2 50 22 21 4 13 27 2.08
2008 Scranton-WB IL AAA Nyy 28 2 1 0.667 3.40 40 2 0 0 4 47.2 46 19 18 3 13 41 3.15
2008 NY Yankees AL MLB Nyy 28 0 0 --- 7.02 19 0 0 0 0 16.2 23 13 13 3 7 11 1.57
2009 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 29 7 8 0.467 3.52 38 7 0 0 0 84.1 88 36 33 8 25 33 1.32
2009 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 0 0 --- 12.27 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 9 5 5 2 1 1 1.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
September 5, 2000 (NYM)
Signing Bonus: $400,000
MiLB Debut: April 2001 (St. Lucie)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
April 4, 2003 (CLE)
     
  Awards
2002 Futures Game All-Star

2002 Eastern League All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
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