Octavio Dotel # - P

  • Age: 40
  • DOB: 1973/11/25
  • POB: Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Signed by NY Mets in 1993.

Scouting Report

AssetsHas an electric arm. Can dominate hitters with an upper-90s fastball and a very good slider. Has shown the ability to excel in a variety of relief roles.
FlawsChooses power over finesse too often, which leads to wildness and mechanical problems. Can get rattled in the ninth inning. Has a fragile frame.
Career potentialSolid late-inning reliever.

Honours and Awards

1995Gulf Coast League (R) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/05Filed for free agency.
2013/10/31Missed the last 145 regular season and all 11 playoff games (right elbow inflammation).
2013/10/04Did not make the Detroit Tigers playoff roster (injured).
2013/06/08Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow inflammation).
2013/04/23Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 20th, 2013).
2013/04/21Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2013/04/17Missed 3 games (elbow injury).
2013/04/13Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2012/10/30Detroit Tigers exercised their contract option for next season.
2012/09/30Missed 1 game (biceps injury).
2012/09/29Biceps injury, day-to-day.
2012/06/19Missed 13 games (right elbow inflammation).
2012/06/12Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 3rd, 2012).
2012/06/03Right elbow inflammation, day-to-day.
2012/04/13Missed 1 game (back injury).
2012/04/12Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/12/09Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2011/10/31St. Louis Cardinals declined their contract option for next season.
2011/07/27Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/04/07Missed 5 games (hamstring).
2011/03/30Hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2011/01/04Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2010/11/03Colorado Rockies declined their contract option for next season.
2010/09/18Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2010/07/31Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2010/01/21Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2009/11/09Filed for free agency.
2008/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a two-year contract.
2007/11/07Filed for free agency.
2007/09/20Missed 39 games (shoulder injury).
2007/08/10Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2007/07/31Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2007/05/22Missed 45 games (left oblique muscle strain).
2007/04/04Left oblique muscle strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 30th, 2007).
2007/04/02Left oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.
2006/12/08Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2006/10/30Filed for free agency.
2006/10/03Did not make the New York Yankees playoff roster.
2006/08/16Missed 116 games (elbow injury).
2006/04/01Elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 24th, 2006).
2005/12/20Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2005/10/29Filed for free agency.
2005/10/02Missed 124 games (strained right elbow).
2005/05/20Strained right elbow, 15-day DL.
2005/01/18Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2004/06/24Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2004/01/19Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2003/09/13Missed 4 games (strained left buttock).
2003/09/09Strained left buttock, day-to-day.
2003/07/11Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2003/07/09Hamstring, day-to-day.
2003/01/16Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.


2011/12/09Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers.
2011/07/27St. Louis Cardinals traded Colby Rasmus, Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters to the Toronto Blue Jays for Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski, Corey Patterson and three players to be named later or cash.
2011/01/04Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2010/09/18Los Angeles Dodgers traded Octavio Dotel and cash to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named (Anthony Jackson - Nov. 16, 2010).
2010/07/31Pittsburgh Pirates traded Octavio Dotel to the Los Angeles Dodgers for James McDonald and Andrew Lambo.
2010/01/21Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2008/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2007/07/31Kansas City Royals traded Octavio Dotel to the Atlanta Braves for Kyle Davies.
2006/12/08Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals.
2005/12/20Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
2004/06/24In a three-way deal; the Houston Astros traded Octavio Dotel to the Oakland Athletics and John Buck to the Kansas City Royals. The Royals traded Carlos Beltran to the Astros and cash considerations to the Athletics. The Athletics traded Mike Wood and Mark Teahen to the Royals.
1999/12/23New York Mets traded Roger Cedeno, Octavio Dotel and Kyle Kessel to the Houston Astros for Mike Hampston and Derek Bell.
1993/03/20Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the New York Mets in 1993.

Career Stats

2013GCL TigersR22000002.00000020.000.00
2011St. LouisNL2903320024.21610915320.853.28
2011Total Tor/StLMLB6505430054.0362321617620.983.50
2010LA DodgersNL1901110018.21177311211.183.38
2010Total Pit/LA/ColNL68034220064.0523229932751.314.08
2009Chicago WSAL6203300062.1542623736751.443.32
2008Chicago WSAL7204410067.05234281229921.213.76
2007Kansas CityAL24021110023.0241110311291.523.91
2007Total KC/AtlMLB33021110030.2291614412411.344.11
2006NY YankeesAL1400000010.018131221172.9010.80
2006Staten IslandA10000001.02000012.000.00
2006GCL YankeesR32000003.00000160.330.00
2004Total Hou/OakMLB77066360085.168383513331221.183.69
1999NY MetsNL19148300085.16952511249851.385.38
1997St. LucieA985201150.0441814223391.342.52
1997GCL MetsR32001009.19110271.180.96
1995St. LucieA30100008.010551491.755.63
1995GCL MetsR16128402082.1582823121950.962.51


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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