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Tim Byrdak MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
13-13 4.35 339.2 326 1.50

Tim Byrdak Bio

  • Full Name: Timothy Christopher Byrdak
  • Born: 10/31/1973 in Oak Lawn, IL
  • Draft: 1994, Kansas City Royals, 5th rd. (135th overall)
  • College: Rice
  • Debut: 8/7/1998
  • Last Game: 9/26/2013
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 13 13 4.35 479 0 4 339.2 326 1.50

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Tim Byrdak Awards

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Ottawa INT

Tim Byrdak Leaderboards

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Season G Rank
2009 76 10th in NL
2011 72 21st in NL

Tim Byrdak Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2013 New York Mets selected the contract of LHP Tim Byrdak from Las Vegas 51s.
August 4, 2013 Tim Byrdak assigned to Las Vegas 51s from St. Lucie Mets.
June 24, 2013 Tim Byrdak assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Las Vegas 51s.
June 20, 2013 Las Vegas 51s sent LHP Tim Byrdak on a rehab assignment to GCL Mets.
April 4, 2013 Tim Byrdak assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
December 7, 2012 New York Mets signed free agent LHP Tim Byrdak to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 3, 2012 LHP Tim Byrdak elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 New York Mets activated LHP Tim Byrdak from the 60-day disabled list.
September 4, 2012 New York Mets transferred LHP Tim Byrdak from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
August 4, 2012 Tim Byrdak roster status changed by New York Mets.
August 2, 2012 New York Mets placed LHP Tim Byrdak on the 15-day disabled list.
March 25, 2011 New York Mets selected the contract of LHP Tim Byrdak from Buffalo Bisons.
January 25, 2011 New York Mets signed free agent LHP Tim Byrdak to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 18, 2011 Buffalo Bisons signed free agent Tim Byrdak.
November 29, 2010 LHP Tim Byrdak elected free agency.
November 24, 2010 Houston Astros sent Tim Byrdak outright to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 24, 2010 Tim Byrdak roster status changed by Houston Astros.
May 21, 2010 sent LHP Tim Byrdak on a rehab assignment to Houston Astros.
May 4, 2010 Houston Astros placed LHP Tim Byrdak on the 15-day disabled list.

Timothy Christopher Byrdak Bio Info

Timothy Christopher (Tim) Byrdak graduated from Oak Forest High School (IL)...Went to South Suburban College (IL) for two years...Later attended Rice University in Houston, TX...Selected to the All-Southwest Conference team as a junior in 1994...A space enthusiast, attended two shuttles launches, one in 2010 and one in 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 2012 Season was cut short by surgery...On September 6, Mets Medical Director, Dr. David Altchek, repaired a torn interior capsule in his left shoulder...Was placed on the Disabled List on August 3, retroactive to August 2, with soreness in his left shoulder...Last pitched on August 1 at San Francisco...Had surgery on March 13 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee...Was on the Opening Day roster, April 5 vs. Atlanta...Set a Mets club record by pitching in 18 consecutive games without allowing a hit from May 4-June 4...The previous mark was held by Pedro Feliciano who went 13 games from 2009-2010 without allowing a hit...Appeared five straight days from July 19-July 23, a career-high...Also pitched for six straight games over a span of seven days from May 6-May 12...It marked the longest streak for consecutive days pitched since Luke Gregerson threw five straight days for the Padres, September 30-October 3, 2010...Posted a 3.04 ERA (seven earned runs/20.2 innings) in 40 games from April-June and a 7.20 ERA (eight earned runs/10.0 innings) in 16 games from July to August...For the year, lefthanded batters hit .154 (10-65) vs. him , while righhhanders compiled a .229 (8-35) batting average against him...Picked up his two victories at Philadelphia, May 7 and May 9...Was second on the team with 17 holds...Went 1.0 inning on 12 different occasions...Had 34 strikeouts in 30.2 innings for an average of 9.98 strikeouts per nine innings...Was not permit a run in 45 of his 56 appearances...Did not allow a run in 14 straight games from May 6-May 27, a span of 5.2 innings...Lefthanded batters own a .200 (129-645) batting average vs. him for his career. 2011 Signed a one-year contract extension for the 2012 season on September 18. ... Appeared in a bullpen-high 72 games. ... Since 2009, his 212 appearances are tied for the ninth-most in the majors. ... Ranked seventh among NL relievers racking up 11.23 strikeouts per nine innings (47 strikeouts/37.2 innings). ... Had a 2.70 ERA (six earned runs/20.0 innings) in 35 games against the NL East. ... Held lefthanded batters to a .222 (22-99) batting average with 36 strikeouts. ... Lefties are hitting .206 (120-583) against him during his career. ... Opponents were 11-55 (.200) against him after the All-Star break and they hit .215 (17-79) with runners on base during the 2011 campaign. ... Over the last two years, he's posted a 2.87 ERA (10 earned runs/31.1 innings) after the All-Star break. ... His 212 games since 2009 are tied for the seventh-most in the National League. ... Stranded 51 of 67 inherited runners. ... The 23.9 percentage of inherited runners stranded ranked 13th among NL relievers. ... Allowed one run over 11 games, April 24-May 19. ... During that span, he picked up his first win as a member of the Mets, May 7 vs. Los Angeles (NL). ... Hurled 7.2 scoreless innings and had nine strikeouts over 12 games from May 27-June 26. ... Did not allow a run in 43 of his final 51 outings. ... Had a 2.81 ERA (eight earned runs/25.2 innings) from May 27 through the end of the year. ... Pitched 1.0 or more innings 18 times. 2010 Appeared in 64 games out of the bullpen for Houston...His 64 games were the second-most in his career, trailing the 76 outings he made in 2009...His 140 appearances since 2009 are tied for the 11th most in the National League...Allowed two runs in his final 26 appearances of the season (14.0 innings pitched)...Lefthanded batters went 16-75 (.213) against him...Did not allow a run in 43 of his final 46 appearances of the season...Posted a 1.42 ERA (four earned runs/25.1 innings pitched) in that span...Tossed 11.1 consecutive scoreless innings over 19 outings from June 12-July 21...Posted a season-long streak of 22 consecutive scoreless outings from July 31-September 20...Tossed 13.0 innings in that frame...After coming off the 15-Day Disabled List on May 24, he went 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA (nine earned runs/28.1 innings pitched) in 51 games to finish the season...Did not allow a run in 46 of those 51 games...Was on the 15-day Disabled List from May 4-24 with a right hamstring strain...Made his third appearance on an Opening Day roster in 2010 and his second consecutive with the Astros...His first came in 2006 with Baltimore. 2009 Went 1-2 with a 3.23 ERA (22ER/61.1IP) in a club-high 76 appearances with Houston...marked the first season in his 16-year professional career in which he did not make a single appearance in a minor league game...was the only member of the Opening Day bullpen to spend the entire season on the Astros active roster...his Opening Day appearance on the active roster was the second of his career (also, 2006 with BAL)... posted career highs in appearances (76), innings pitched (61.1) and strikeouts (58)... his 76 appearances ranked as the third-most by a left-handed reliever in franchise history...limited opponents to a .178 (39x219) batting average, which ranked as the eighth-lowest mark among Major League qualifying relievers...among left-handed pitchers, Byrdak's .178 mark was the lowest in the Majors...left-handed hitters posted a .184 (19x103) average against the lefty, marking the ninth-lowest batting average against lefties in the NL...held right-handed hitters to a .172 (20x116) mark, the seventh-lowest batting average against in the NL...through his first 20 appearances (May 30), lefties were hitting .333 (11x33) off Byrdak...from his next appearance, June 2, through the remainder of the season, lefties hit just .114 (8x70) off Byrdak...did not allow a run over 18 appearances (13.1IP) from Aug. 11-Sept. 10, marking the second-longest streak of scoreless appearances in his career. 2008 Went 2-1 with a 3.90 ERA (24ER/55.1IP) in 59 relief appearances with Houston in 2008...posted career highs in innings (55.1) and appearances (59)...limited left-handed hitters to a .135 (12x89) batting average, which ranked as the third-lowest batting average against lefties in the Majors (min. 75 AB)...limited all opponents to a .222 average (45x203)...went 1-1 with a 3.08 ERA (9ER/26.1IP) in 26 appearances on the road...posted a 4.66 ERA (15ER/29IP) at Minute Maid Park...set a career high by tossing 66 pitches and tied his career high with five strikeouts on Aug. 15 vs. ARI...posted a 1.71 ERA (6ER/31.2IP) in 33 first-half appearances...ranked as the second-lowest ERA in the first half for a lefty reliever in club history (Joe Sambito, 0.95 ERA in 1979)(min. 30 apps.)...won his first two decisions as an Astro on May 4 vs. MIL and May 15 at SF...the victories extended his winning streak to a career-high six games, dating back to April 14, 2006...tossed 16.0 consecutive scoreless innings over 17 appearances to begin his Astros career from April 21 to June 1...marked the longest scoreless inning streak by an Astros left-handed reliever since Billy Wagner tossed 20.2 consecutive scoreless innings from July 2 to Aug. 19, 2003...posted a 3.68 ERA (3ER/7.1IP) in seven games with the Express...struck out 10 hitters and did not allow a walk...had his contract purchased from Round Rock on April 20...spent Spring Training 2008 with Detroit and was released on March 26...signed by Houston to a minor league contract on April 3 and reported to Round Rock (AAA) to begin the season. 2007 Began the season with Triple A Toledo, before joining the Tigers bullpen after having his contract purchased on May 14...established career highs with 45.0 innings pitched and 49 strikeouts...Fanned 9.80 batters per nine innings, ninth-best among all American League relievers...Compiled a 1.10 ERA (16.1IP/2ER) and 19 strikeouts in 11 outings during April for the Mud Hens...Established a career high with five strikeouts in the day game of a day-night doubleheader on May 17 at Boston -- equaled the high with five strikeouts in a career-best four innings of relief on September 21 versus Kansas City...Did not allow a run in eight straight outings May 26-June 14, tossing 9.1 scoreless innings...Landed on the disabled list on June 27 with left elbow tendinitis -- assigned to Toledo for an injury rehab assignment on July 18, appearing in two games...Recalled from his injury rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list by the Tigers on July 25...Established a career high with a three-game winning streak August 7-September 26...Went 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA (14.0IP/1ER) over his final 11 outings of the season August 24-September 26...Limited lefthanded batters to a .176 batting average (12x68) with the Tigers...righties hit .268 (26x97) with Byrdak on the mound. 2006 Began the season with the Baltimore Orioles, appearing on an Opening Day roster at the major league level for the first time in his career...Earned his first major league win on April 14 versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, retiring the only batter he faced...Landed on the 60-day disabled list with bone chips in his left elbow on April 19 -- underwent surgery on April 21 at Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove the bone chips...Assigned to Single A Aberdeen as part of a rehab assignment on July 17 -- appeared in one game with Aberdeen before his rehab assignment was transferred to Double A Bowie on July 20...Saw action in three games with Bowie -- his threegame stint was interrupted by one appearance at Single A Frederick...Recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on July 30...Compiled a 9.00 ERA (4.0IP/4ER) in 11 outings with Baltimore before being designated for assignment on August 30 -- had his contract outrighted to Triple A Ottawa on September 1. 2005 Joined the Orioles after having his contract purchased from Ottawa on July 2, 2005...Equaled a career best with three strikeouts on July 8 vs. Boston, July 28 vs. Texas and July 31 versus the Chicago White Sox...Worked 2.2 innings of relief on July 28 against Texas to match a career high...Compiled a 1.69 ERA (5.1IP/1ER) in 14 outings during September. 2004 Signed by the San Diego Padres as a minor league free agent on January 30 and opened the season in extended Spring Training before being transferred to Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 20. ... Saw action in 20 games with Portland before being acquired by the Orioles on June 22. ... Assigned to Ottawa (AAA) of the International League by the Orioles. 2003 Split the season between Joliet and Gary in the Independent Northern League. 2002 Limited to 11 outings in the Cleveland Indians organization during the season as he continued to recover from ligament replacement surgery the previous year. ... Assigned to Kinston (A) of the Carolina League after being reinstated from the Disabled List on May 17. ... Played in two games with Kinston before being transferred to Akron (AA) of the Eastern League on May 23. ... Released by the Indians organization on June 28. 2001 Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League after signing with the Indians as a minor league free agent on February 19. ... Landed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 29 with left elbow soreness. ... Underwent ligament replacement surgery in his left elbow on June 7. 2000 Appeared in 12 games for the Kansas City Royals after being recalled from Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on July 15. ... Optioned to Wichita (AA) of the Texas League on August 11. ... Spent the majority of the season with Omaha, with the exception of brief stints with Wichita and Kansas City. 1999 Played in 33 games during his three stints with the Royals. ... Recalled by Kansas City from Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 15 and optioned to Omaha on June 23 after appearing in four games. ... Recalled by the Royals from Omaha on June 25. ... Earned his first major league save on July 4 at Cleveland, retiring the only batter he faced. ... Optioned back to Omaha by the Royals on July 27. ... Recalled by the Royals from Omaha for the remainder of the season on August 25. 1998 Made his major league debut on August 7 at Yankee Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader against New York. ... Retired two of the three batters he faced after being recalled from Omaha (AAA) of the International League earlier that day. ... Optioned to Omaha on August 15. ... Also spent time at Wichita (AA) of the Texas League. 1997 Started the season on the Disabled List as he continued to recover from left elbow surgery. ...A ssigned to Wilmington (A) of the Carolina League after being reinstated from the Disabled List on June 9. ... Ranked fourth among all Carolina League relievers with 2.18 walks per nine innings. 1996 Limited to 15 starts with Wichita (AA) of the Texas League before landing on the Disabled List for the remainder of the season with a sore left elbow on June 27. ... Underwent left elbow surgery following the season. 1995 Finished third in the Carolina League with a 2.16 ERA for Wilmington (A). ... Ranked third in the league in wins and innings pitched. 1994 Made his professional debut with Eugene (A) of the Northwest League after being selected by the Royals in the fifth round of the June 1994 draft.