Randy Choate

Randy Choate #36

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 1"/210
  • Age: 40

Randy Choate 2015 Postseason Stats

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Randy Choate Postseason Career Stats

0-1 3.38 10.2 6 1.50

Randy Choate Stats

1-0 3.95 27.1 22 1.24

Randy Choate MLB Career Stats

16-14 3.90 408.0 348 1.29

Randy Choate Bio

  • Full Name: Randol Doyle Choate
  • Pronunciation: choht
  • Born: 9/5/1975 in San Antonio, TX
  • Draft: 1997, New York Yankees, 5th rd. (169th overall)
  • College: Florida State
  • Debut: July 1, 2000
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2015 Postseason Stats - - - - - - - - -
Postseason Career Stats 0 1 3.38 21 0 0 10.2 6 1.50
2015 Stats 1 0 3.95 71 0 1 27.1 22 1.24
MLB Career Stats 16 14 3.90 672 0 7 408.0 348 1.29
  • Status: Free Agent

Randy Choate Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Cardinals NL 212 Sinker 84.29 82.76 1791.00 5.48 87.24
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 90.86 2084.00 6.10 90.05


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Season SV Rank
2009 5 21st in AL


Season G Rank
2004 74 19th in NL
2010 85 1st in AL
2012 80 1st in NL
2015 71 18th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2010 18 12th in AL
2012 20 16th in NL
2013 15 21st in NL

Randy Choate Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2015 LHP Randy Choate elected free agency.
October 14, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals activated LHP Randy Choate.
October 9, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned LHP Randy Choate to the minor leagues.
December 7, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent LHP Randy Choate.
November 3, 2012 LHP Randy Choate elected free agency.
July 25, 2012 Miami Marlins traded LHP Randy Choate and SS Hanley Ramirez to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Nathan Eovaldi and RHP Scott McGough.
October 31, 2011 Randy Choate roster status changed by Florida Marlins.
September 5, 2011 Florida Marlins transferred LHP Randy Choate from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
August 18, 2011 Florida Marlins placed LHP Randy Choate on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 16, 2011. Left elbow inflammation
December 15, 2010 Florida Marlins signed free agent LHP Randy Choate.
November 7, 2010 LHP Randy Choate elected free agency.
May 25, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of LHP Randy Choate from Durham Bulls.

Randol Doyle Choate Bio Info

Graduated from Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas...lettered in baseball for three years and was AllState during his junior and senior years...played college ball at Florida State and was named First Team All-ACC in 1997... compiled a 13-3 record that season as the staff ace, and became one of six Seminoles selected in the 1997 June Draft, including J.D. Drew, who was taken No. 2 overall by the Phillies...has two daughters, Tatem and Tegan...married to the former Leigh Whitmire and resides in Incline Village, Nev...was the 6th-oldest active player in the majors at the conclusion of the 2014 season...name is pronounced "choht".


Lefty made 61 appearances out of the bullpen, 52 of those scoreless, with 36.0 IP. Pitched less than 1.0 inning 41 times. Held left-handed batters to an .093 batting average (7-75) with two extra base hits (2B, HR). Ranked 2nd in the National League with a 10.3% inherited runners scored, allowing just four of 39 IRs to cross the plate. His 39 inherited runners were T13th most in the N.L. Pitched 2.0 innings 4/30 vs. MIL, his most innings pitched since 8/5/10 vs. MIN (w/TB). Had a scoreless span of 18 games (9.1 IP) from 6/6-7/29. Also went 9.1 scoreless IP from 4/8-5/2. Won his first game of the season on one pitch 6/14 vs. WSH. With the score tied 1-1, faced one in the 7th to force a ground out for third out. The Cards scored 3 in the bottom half of the inning for the win. Allowed two home runs total, both vs. Cubs: Rizzo (5/3) and Alcantara (8/31). The homer on 5/3 was his first allowed since 8/1/12, snapping a homerless streak that lasted 107 games and 55.1 IP (227 BF / 196 AB). Finished regular season with nine consecutive scoreless outings (4.0 IP), not allowing a run in September. Selected as one of the Major Leaguers to travel to Japan as part of the All-Star Series in November vs. Japan's National team. Appeared in four of the seven games (3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R).


In his first year with the Cardinals, made 64 appearances, 4th on team... Inherited 59 runners, 2nd among National League relievers, allowed nine to score for a 15.3% which ranked 6th in the N.L... Did not surrender a run over his last 13 app. from 8/30 to end of season (23 TBF/20 AB)... Had a season high 1.1 IP on 3 occasions; 34 times pitched 0.1 IP or less... Did not allow a home run all season, 35.1 IP. Currently holds the 11th-longest homerless streak in MLB at 45.0 IP (8/5/12-present). Among active pitchers (min. 300 IP), has the 2nd lowest career HR/9 IP (0.42) ratio... Had 9 scoreless apps. (3.1 IP) during the postseason, appearing in four games in both the League Championship Series and World Series...induced a double play to his lone batter faced in Game 2 of the Division Series vs. Pittsburgh...retired lone batters faced in League Championship Series Games 1 and 2 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers...stranded two runners in 0.2 IP during LCS Game 3...retired 2 BFs in Game 5 at LAD...retired his batter faced in WS Games 1 & 4; faced one batter (single) in WS Gm 3 & 6 (walk).

2012 Began the season with the Miami Marlins before a mid-season trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Allowed just five extra-base hits while striking out 38 in 38.2 IP between the two clubs and posted a combined 3.03 ERA with one save while appearing in a Major League leading 80 games. Had a career high 20 holds, which was T16th in the National League and led the N.L. with 66 inherited runners, allowing 14 to score (21.2%). Ranked seventh among N.L.relief pitchers with a 74.4 ground ball percentage. Limited opposing left-handed batters to a .158 mark (16-101) with just one HR. All batters hit just .206, which ranked 12th in the NL among relievers while first batters hit only .169 against him (11-for-65). Acquired in a trade by LAD on 7/25. Allowed seven runs (six earned)in 36 appearances with the Dodgers. Those 36 games led the Dodgers from 7/25 through the conclusion of the season. 2011 Landed on disabled list with left elbow inflammation on August 18 (retro to August 16), and was transferred to 60-day DL on September 5...Despite missing final six weeks of season, ranked fourth on Club in appearances, behind Mike Dunn (72), Juan Carlos Oviedo (68) and Edward Mujica (67)...Among Marlins' relievers to appear in 45 games-or-more in a single season, recorded third-lowest ERA in Franchise history at 1.82. Armando Benitez owns lowest at 1.29 in 2004, followed by Bryan Harvey (1.70 in 1993)...Inherited 43 runners, which tied for 13th-most in National League; tied with Javier Lopez for third in percentage of inherited runners scored at 14.0 (43 inherited runners, six scored). Percentage of inherited runners scored was second-lowest in Club history, behind Vic Darensbourg's 12.1 in 1998 (33/4)...Held left-handed hitters to a .145 average (10x69), which tied Antonio Bastardo for fourth-lowest in NL among relievers (min. 50 at-bats)...Became first pitcher in Marlins' history to not allow a single earned run at home (min. 20 appearances) over an entire season...Started season with three runs allowed (one earned) over first four appearances (2.2 IP). From April 14-June 25, provided scoreless baseball over 30 appearances (11.2 IP). Surrendered just five hits in 38 at-bats (.132 average) while walking five (two intentional) and striking out 15 in that span (18.2 IP)...Gave up first home run of season in fourth outing on April 13 at Atlanta, but did not allow a home run over next 44 games. Held opponents to just two runs (0.96 ERA) and eight hits while walking eight and striking out 23 in that period...Tossed season-best 1.1 innings on July 6 vs. Philadelphia, retiring all four batters faced. 2010 Ten-year veteran spent his first full season at the Major League level, going 4-3 with a 4.23 ERA in 85 games for Tampa Bay. Established career-bests in wins and appearances ... His 85 appearances established a Rays' Club record and led the American League. Was tied with Atlanta's Peter Moylan for second in the Majors behind the Mets' Pedro Feliciano (92). Made 10 more appearances than the next-closest American League pitcher, Oakland's Craig Breslow (75). Since being called up in 2009, leads the American League in total games pitched (146) while ranking third in the Majors (Feliciano-157 and Moylan-149) ... His 85 appearances were the most in the AL since the Yankees' Paul Quantrill (86) in 2004. No AL pitcher had worked even 80 games since 2007. The last AL left-hander to make more appearances was Detroit's Sean Runyan (88) in 1998 ... Held left-handed hitters to a .202 avg. (25-for-124), fourth-lowest among qualifying AL relievers. Allowed only one home run to a lefty: Luke Scott, April 12 at Baltimore. Facing right-handed hitters, he yielded a .410 opponents average (16x39) ... In 38 apps from July 20 through season's end, went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA (21.1 IP/4 ER) to lower his ERA from 6.56 to 4.23 ... Held first batters faced to a .200 average (16x80) with only two walks ... Recorded four wins, all between July 3 and Aug 28. On August 28 vs. Boston, notched his fourth win after retiring the only batter he faced, David Ortiz, on a flyout that ended the 10th inning. Dan Johnson homered in the bottom half to win it. 2009 Joined the Rays from Triple-A Durham on May 25 and made 61 appearances in the Rays final 115 games...only 2 others in the AL made more appearances during that span: OAK Craig Breslow (63) and MIN Jose Mijares (62). ...Veteran reliever had pitched only 23 innings in the big leagues in the previous 4 seasons combined...has pitched in the majors for parts of 9 seasons, but has never spent a full season in the bigs. ...Finished 2nd in the AL in inherited runners scored efficiency, allowing only 9 out of his 57 inherited runners to cross the plate (15.79 percent), 2nd best in club history behind J.P. Howell's 11.4 percent in 2008. ...Led the majors in one-batter relief appearances, having faced just one batter in 29 of his 61 games. ...Picked up his only win Sep 27 at TEX, despite allowing a solo shot to Marlon Byrd in the bottom of the 8th...it was his first major league win since Sep 14, 2004 vs. COL with Arizona. ...Held lefthanders to a .141 average (11-78, 1-HR), 5th best in the majors (min. 75 AB) and 2nd best in club history behind Grant Balfour's .120 mark in 2008. ...Converted all 5 save opportunities...faced a total of 8 batters in those 5 games and retired all 8 batters. ...Earned his first 2 saves in consecutive nights May 29-30 vs. MIN...were the first 2 saves of his career...had gone 198 major league relief appearances without one...only one active pitcher had made more career relief apps without a save: Cla Meredith, who had 220 apps at the time and now has 265 without one...for his first save, struck out major league batting leader Joe Mauer, the only batter he faced. ...Opponents batted .111 (2-18) with two outs and runners in scoring position. ...In his first 10 appearances with the Rays (8.0- IP) he allowed only one hit as opponents batted .042 (1-24). ...Was 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA in a staff-high 21 apps for Durham...6 of his last 7 apps since May 10 were scoreless. 2008 Pitched in the Brewers organization with Triple- A Nashville in 2008, making 26 apps (2 starts). ...Missed the first half of the season with a fractured fourth metacarpal on the left hand, suffered during spring training...held left-handed hitters to a .206 average (7-34) in Nashville, compared to a .289 (35-121) mark against righties. ...Pitched for Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League following the season...made 26 relief apps (3.80 ERA, 3 saves) and did not allow a run over his final 13 games. 2007 Began the season in spring training with Minnesota before he was designated for assignment on 3/24...Declared free agency and signed a minor-league contract with Arizona on 4/17...Spent most of the season at Triple-A Tucson, where he went 3-1 with a 2.98 ERA and 3 saves in 55 relief appearances...Contract was purchased by Arizona on 6/26...Made a pair of relief appearances for the Diamondbacks without retiring a batter (allowed 3 hits)...those outings came on 6/26 and 6/27 vs. Los Angeles-NL...Was designated for assignment on 6/28 and returned to Tucson on 7/2...Following the season pitched for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 11/14. 2006 Began the year at Triple-A Tucson...did not allow a run in his first four outings (6.1 innings)...in eight games from April 14-May 1 went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (8.1 innings) allowing just four hits...recorded four saves in nine appearances from May 5-23 and did not allow a run during the stretch (10.0 innings)...had his contract selected June 13 when Russ Ortiz was designated for assignment...struck out the only batter he faced in his Diamondbacks season debut June 14...did not allow an earned run over his first 12 appearances with Arizona, totaling 5.2 innings from June 14-July 7...made nine more appearances before he was designated for assignment on August 6...cleared waivers and returned to Tucson...went 3-0 with three saves and a 1.42 ERA in 11 games and was recalled September 1...held minor league lefthanders to a .190 (12-for-63 ) batting average against...made nine September appearances with the D-Backs, going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA (6.1 ip, 2 er)...did not allow a home run during the season and has allowed only two home runs since September 14, 2000, spanning his last 176 appearances in the Majors (150.2 innings). 2005 Appeared in only eight games for Arizona, just a year removed from establishing a club record for appearances by a southpaw (74 outings)... had a rough three-game stretch from April 16-19, as he gave up six runs in 1.0 inning of action...didn't work again for 10 days...tossed a season-high 3.0 innings in what would be his final outing April 29 at San Diego...he allowed just one hit and struck out three...had allowed only two home runs since September 14, 2000, spanning his last 145 big league appearances totaling 134.0 innings...was designated for assignment on May 5, cleared waivers and reported to Triple-A Tucson where he was 1-1 with three saves and a 3.38 ERA in 47 games...his best stretch in the minors came from July 2-August 11, hurling 14.1 scoreless frames over 16 appearances...was more effective on the road, owning a 0.42 ERA in 24 showings away from home while posting a 6.75 ERA in 23 appearances at Tucson Electric Park. 2004 Randy was acquired from Montreal on March 27 in exchange for pitcher John Patterson and appeared in a career best 74 games, establishing a franchise record for a lefthanded pitcher and the fourth highest single-season total in team history... Choate stranded 56 of 76 inherited runners (74%, T-16th in the N.L.)...after giving up 5 runs in his first 2.0 innings of the year, he had an outstanding performance on April 22 in Milwaukee, fanning 6 of the 7 Brewers he faced in Arizona's 11- 9, 15-inning win...in April, he fanned 17 batters in only 8.2 innings, spanning 12 outings...Randy faced only 1 batter in 10 of his 14 appearances from May 25-June 15...he fanned both men he faced on June 11 in Toronto and picked up the win after Arizona rallied for 3 runs in the ninth, Randy's first big league victory since July 17, 2001, when he was pitching for the Yankees in Philadelphia... he had a 1.72 earned run average over a 26-game span from May 25-June 10, (3 earned runs in 15.2 innings)...he stranded 21 of 22 inherited baserunners from May 25-July 3...he retired the first batter faced in 19 straight appearances from June 5-July 10...that streak was snapped on July 15 vs. Los Angeles, when Randy walked pinch hitter Adrian Beltre, then surrendered the game-winning grand slam to Shawn Green...that home run started a tough stretch in which Choate gave up 8 runs over his next 12 trips to the mound through August 7...he was optioned to Tucson (AAA) the next day...he appeared in 15 games for the Sidewinders before returning to the big leagues on September 7...Randy was much sharper after his return, posting a 1.53 ERA in September and holding the opposition to a .190 average...he blanked the Rockies for 2.0 innings on September 14 and wound up a 4-3 winner in 13 innings...Randy found greater success on the road than at home during the year, going 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA and a .227 opponents' average away from Bank One Ballpark, while owning a 1-3 mark, 6.14 ERA and a .292 average against in home games...he's allowed only 2 home runs since September 14, 2000, spanning his last 137 visits to a big league mound totaling 127.0 innings. 2003 Spent most of 2003 with Triple-A Columbus, going 3-5 with a 3.91 ERA in 54 games. The left-handed specialist made three starts for Columbus as well. In his one stint with the Yankees, Choate posted no record and a 7.36 ERA in five appearances. 2002 Split the season between the Yankees and Triple-A Columbus...in four stints with the Yankees was 0-0 with a 6.04 ERA in 18 relief appearancesb&held opponents to a .217 average (18-for-83)...held lefthanded hitters to a .107 average (3-for-28)...retired 13-of-18 first batters faced (72 percent) and prevented four-of-seven inherited runners from scoring...made his second straight Opening-Day roster...in 5/22 loss vs. Toronto, tossed a career-high 5.0 IP (2H, 2ER, 2BB, 5K)b&was 3-2 with one save and a 1.72 ERA in 31 appearances with the Clippersb&did not allow an earned run in 14 appearances with Columbus from 7/22-8/21 (21.2IP, 10H, 4BB, 14K). 2000 With the Yankees was 0-1, 4.76 in 22 relief appearances...Retired 14 of 21 first batters faced (66 percent)...Prevented 13 of 17 inherited runners from scoring (76 percent)...Contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus on 6/29...Made his Major League debut in a 6-1 win on 7/1 at Tampa Bay...Retired only batter faced (Fred McGriff) with a tying run on base...Optioned back to Columbus on 8/6 to make room for RHP Orlando Hernandez on the 25 man roster...Recalled from Columbus on 8/11 after LHP Allen Watson was placed on the 15 day disabled list...Tossed a career high 4.01 of relief on 8/25 in a 8-1 loss at Oakland, allowed 1R on 1H (Ben Grieve solo HR)...Recorded his first Major League descision, a loss on 9/14 vs. Toronto...Allowed 2R (Jose Cruz Jr. two-run 11th inning homer) on 2H in 1.0IP (1K) in the 3-2 defeat...Surrendered a career-high 3ER (2H, 1BB) without retiring a batter in the 9-1 loss at Toronto... Was 2-0, 2.04 at Columbus in 33 relief appearances...Was originally selected by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 1997 free-agent draft (from Florida St. University). 1999 Made a minor-league career-high 47 appearances and was 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA for Class-A Tampa...pitched exclusively out of the bullpen for the first time in his professional career. 1998 Was 1-8 with a 5.27 ERA in 13 starts for Class-A Tampa...was 1-5 with a 3.00 ERA in eight starts for Class-A Greensboro. 1997 Was drafted by the Yankees in the 5th round of the June free agent draft and signed on 7/5/9...made ten starts for Class-A Oneonta and won a minor-league career-high five games...was 5-1 with a 1.73 ERA.