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Mike DeJean MLB Career Stats

30-33 4.30 623.1 446 1.51

Mike DeJean Bio

  • Full Name: Michel Dwain DeJean
  • Born: 9/28/1970 in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Draft: 1992, New York Yankees, 24th rd. (662nd overall)
  • College: West Alabama
  • Debut: May 2, 1997
  • Ret., Final Game: 4/7/2006
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MLB Career Stats 30 33 4.30 565 1 52 623.1 446 1.51


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NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/01/2003 Milwaukee NL

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Season SV Rank
2002 27 13th in NL
2003 19 17th in NL


Season G Rank
2001 75 13th in NL
2003 76 13th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2005 20 9th in NL

Michel Dwain DeJean Bio Info

Michel Dwain (Mike) DeJean graduated from Walker (LA) High School where he won letters in baseball, basketball and football...was a 3-time all-district shortstop in high school...also earned all-state honors in football and won the Southeast Louisiana State Dunk Competition...attended Mississippi Delta Community College and Livingston University, where he contributed to a Gulf Coast South Conference title in 1992...was a full-time shortstop in college...he pitched only 6.0 innings in college...retired the only 2 batters he faced at the 1992 NCAA Division II World Series...was scouted and signed by the Yankees as a pitcher...spends the off-season hunting elk and mule deer in the mountains of Colorado...has contributed to Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation. 2006 Went 1-0 in 2 scoreless appearances (1.2 IP, 0 SO, 2 BB) before suffering a shoulder injury and missing the rest of the season. ... Underwent surgery on 6/14. Dr. Thomas Noonan completed an arthroscopic procedure to repair fraying in the labrum and clean out the rotator cuff. ... Faced 3 batters on 4/7 at SD, issuing one walk in 0.2 inning. ... Earned relief victory in opener on 4/3 vs. Arizona after pitching scoreless 11th inning. ... Worked his way out of a 2-on, 2-out jam, retiring Chris Snyder on a groundout to Todd Helton to end the frame. ... Now has 264 career appearances with Colorado, one shy of tying Jose Jimenez for 4th on the all-time franchise list. ...The 35-year-old right-hander was re-signed this offseason to a one-year deal ... a 9-year major league veteran, DeJean spent his first 4 seasons with the Rockies from 1997-2000. ... Compiled 2.45 ERA (11.0 ip, 3 er) in 9 appearances this spring, posting at least one strikeout in each outing. 2005 Mike was a member of the Mets to begin the year, but finished the season with the Rockies after signing as a free agent in early July...overall in 2005, went 5-4, 4.48 (62.1 ip, 31 er) in 66 relief appearances with New York-NL and Colorado...went 3-1 with a 6.31 ERA (25.2 ip, 18 er) in 28 appearances with the Mets before being released by the club on June 20...signed with Colorado on July 7 for the second stint of his career with the club and went 2-3, 3.19 (36.2 ip, 13 er) in 38 games for the Rockies...held opponents homerless in 36.2 innings with Colorado, most innings in a season without allowing a homer in franchise history...overall for the year, opponents batted .255 (62-for-243)...prior to All-Star break, had equal number of walks and strikeouts (18)...after break, had 34 K's against just 12 walks...allowed 3 of 12 (25%) inherited runners to score for the year...first batters hit just .197 (12-for-61)...recorded career-high 20 holds, T9th-most in the National League...tossed season-high 2.0 innings on 3 occasions, including once with Rockies on Aug. 2 at San Francisco...posted season-high 3 K's twice...allowed 4 runs in 1.0 inning in first appearance for Mets, but allowed runs in just 2 of next 19 contests, posting 2.51 ERA (14.1 ip, 4 er) in that stretch...had an 8.71 ERA (10.1 ip, 10 er) in final 9 appearances with Mets prior to his release...made 500th career appearance on April 9 at Atlanta, tossing a scoreless inning...signed with Colorado on July 7 and made first appearance that day vs. Los Angeles, earning win with a scoreless 7th inning in Rockies' come-from-behind victory...was his first appearance in a Rockies uniform since Oct. 1, 2000...was his first win with Rockies since July 17, 2000 vs. Oakland...ranked 5th on Colorado staff with 38 appearances and 35 relief strikeouts...led staff with 18 holds...did not permit a homer in 33.2 innings after the All-Star break, matching 3rd-most innings of any major league pitcher without allowing a home run in the second half...only San Diego's Clay Hensley (47.2 ip) and the Mets' Juan Padilla (36.1 ip) had more innings without allowing a homer after the break...the Cubs' Ryan Dempster (33.2 ip) also did not allow a homer in the second half...DeJean did not allow a homer in 16 games and 15.0 innings at Coors Field, most innings in a season in franchise history without allowing any long balls at the park...over 9 appearances from July 30-Aug. 17, tossed 10.1 scoreless innings...retired 38 of 40 batters faced in that stretch, allowing just one hit and one walk...retired 18 consecutive batters faced from July 28-Aug. 8 (G1), just 4 shy of equaling club record of 22 straight by Tim Harikkala from April 20-May 1, 2004...had retired 18 straight before allowing one-out double to Miguel Cabrera in 8th inning of Game 1 on Aug. 8 vs. Florida...allowed runs in just one of his final 10 appearances and 9.1 innings beginning Sept. 8, posting 14 K's in that span...committed throwing error on a sac bunt on Sept. 17 at Arizona, snapping a stretch of 125 consecutive errorless chances since last miscue as a rookie on Sept. 19, 1997 at Los Angeles. 2004 Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 30th, retroactive to August 28th, with a contusion on his left lower leg...A later diagnosis revealed that he had a fractured left tibia...Posted a 1.50 ERA (four earned runs in 24.0 innings) in 18 games after the All-Star break...Averaged 10.13 strikeouts per nine innings during his tenure with New York...Had 10 strikeouts in 8.0 scoreless innings from August 8th-August 19th...Also had 13 strikeouts in his last 11.0 innings...Was unscored upon in 14 of his 17 appearances with New York...Hurled 8.0 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in his first six outings...Made his Mets debut with a scoreless inning on July 20th vs. Florida...Hurled 2.0 scoreless frames on July 24th vs. Atlanta...Was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 19th in exchange for outfielder Karim Garcia...Recorded four strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings on July 25th vs. Atlanta...Constructed a 2.96 ERA (nine earned runs in 27.1 innings) during June and July...Did not permit a run in nine of his last 12 appearances with the Orioles...Has appeared in 497 career games with Colorado, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore and New York...Also has fielded 111 consecutive chances without an error...His last error came as a rookie on September 19, 1997 at Los Angeles. 2003 Spent most of the season with Milwaukee, where he recorded a 4.87 ERA and 18 saves in 58 games ... Was acquired by St. Louis on Aug. 22 for two players to be named (pitchers Mike Crudale and John Novinsky) ...Appeared in 18 games for the Cardinals, picking up one win and one save to go with a 4.00 ERA ... Was granted free agency on Nov. 7. 2002 Was named the Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher in his first full season as the clubbs primary closer ... established a career-high with 27 saves ... finished the season with 15 consecutive saves to equal the Brewers National League record joining Bob Wickman (1998) ... only had three blown saves ... suffered blown saves on April 10 at St. Louis, June 5 vs Chicago (N) and June 8 at Pittsburgh ... had seven outings of two innings ... equalled career high with four strikeouts on September 6 vs Cincinnati ... allowed five of 13 inherited runners to score ... equalled a career high with a four-game losing streak from May 2 to July 11 ... his lone victory came on July 27 vs Colorado ... posted a 1.46 ERA in 10 September outings limiting opponents to a .163 batting average ... had a 0.61 ERA in 13 appearances against the National League West ... had a perfect fielding percentage in 17 total chances and has not committed an error since 1997. 2001 Set career highs in appearances, innings pitched and strikeouts ... in May and June, he posted a combined 0.84 ERA allowing just three earned runs in 32 innings ... pitched on back-to-back days 24 times and on three straight days three times ... allowed 45% (17 of 38) of inherited runners to score ... longest outing was three innings on May 10 vs Chicago (N) ... pitched more than one inning 23 times ... had a perfect fielding percentage in 23 total chances and has not committed an error since 1997 ... threw 11 consecutive scoreless innings from April 27 - May 15 ... earned saves on May 10 vs Chicago (N) and August 19 at Cincinnati ... Brewers were 25-50 in his appearances ... only allowed one home run to a lefthander - Bobby Bonilla of St. Louis on July 4 at Miller Park ... allowed three roundtrippers to righthanders as New York's Mike Piazza and Joe McEwing and Houston's Jeff Bagwell went deep from the right side of the plate. 2000 Filled middle relief and set-up roles posting a 4-4 mark coupled with a 4.89 ERA in 54 appearances . . . spent the first three and a half weeks at Triple A Colorado Springs on a rehab assignment strengthening his right elbow after undergoing surgery to remove bone chips on December 8, 1999 . . . was placed on disabled list on March 29 and began rehab on April 6 . . . was reinstated on April 28 . . . suffered a strained left oblique muscle on July 24 vs Los Angeles . . . was reinstated on August 15 . . . stranded 19 of his 21 inherited runners (.904) . . . was one of four full-time Rockies relievers to compile an ERA below 3.00 on the road (Gabe White 1.42, Jose Jimenez 1.80, Mike Myers 1.80) . . . faced 47 straight hitters without a walk, May 17 - June 26 . . . pitched in his 200th Major League game, a scoreless inning July 15 vs Cincinnati . . . equalled career best with four strikeouts on August 18 vs Florida. 1999 After DeJean went 3-1 with a 3.03 ERA in 1998, Mike and the Rockies agreed to terms on a three-year contract Feb. 9, less than a week before spring training opened...On May 28 at Philadelphia, he retired all five batters faced in a two-run game...two days later in the series finale, he entered with the bases loaded and two out, with the tying run at third, and induced a foul-pop from Mike Lieberthal...the Rockies won, 1-0...From June 8-13, in three games, he retired 10 in a row...In August, he compiled a 24.75 ERA...after six earned runs Aug. 13 vs. Montreal, he went on the 15-day DL (right elbow tendinitis)...From May 21 to season's end, only one of his final 15 inherited runners crossed the plate. 1998 DeJean appeared in a career-best 59 games before a broken left hand ended his year, Sept. 1...Mike made an emergency start June 20 vs. Los Angeles, when a finger blister forced John Thomson out of the rotation...it was DeJean's first start anywhere since 1989 at Mississippi Delta College...He built a 12.2 scoreless innings streak over nine appearances, July 11-28...In his final three appearances, he allowed 11 hits and six earned runs in 3.2 IP...a frustrated DeJean punched his locker at County Stadium, Sept. 1 and suffered a broken left hand (fifth metacarpal)...Dr. Frank Scott inserted two screws and a plate into the hand Sept. 4 at Denver's Rose Medical Center. 1997 Mike opened the year at Colorado Springs (AAA), but on May 2 earned his first trip to the majors, where he closed the year...he made his big-league debut May 2 vs. Philadelphia, a scoreless inning...he didn't allow an earned run in his first seven games (13.0 IP)...DeJean posted his first career win May 12 at Philadelphia; he induced his first hitter into a double play, then retired the next nine...he recorded his first save May 31 at Florida, escaping a bases-loaded situation in the ninth...from June 21 - July 10, he went 12.1 straight scoreless frames...he was on the DL July 18 - Aug. 7 (inflamed right elbow), rehabbing at New Haven (AA)...DeJean closed the year with seven scoreless appearances (8.0 innings). 1996 DeJean began the year at Triple-A, then moved to New Haven in late April...he returned in mid-June to Colorado Springs to finish the season. 1995 He spent the entire season in the Eastern League, working as Norwich's closer. 1994 The right-hander split the year between Tampa (A) and Albany (AA), saving 20 total games. 1993 He appeared in 20 games for Greensboro (A). 1992 DeJean signed as the Yankees' 24th-round pick, then reported to Oneonta (A)...he saved 16 games in 16 appearances, June 18 - August 2.