Scott Downs #37 - P

Kansas City

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1976/03/17
  • POB: Louisville, KY
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1997 (3rd round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date5400410037.0352321220251.495.11
On Pace5800410039.037252222127-5.11

Scouting Report

AssetsThrows strikes and keeps the ball down in the zone. Shows great control and deception. Can be used as a setup man or closer.
FlawsFailed as a starting pitcher due to a lack of quality secondary pitches. Has been somewhat injury-prone over the course of his career.
Career potentialVeteran lefty reliever.

Honours and Awards

2004Pacific Coast League (AAA) - Most Valuable Pitcher
2004Pacific Coast League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/28Missed 23 games (neck injury).
2014/08/12Neck injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 3rd, 2014).
2014/07/06Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2014/07/03Released by the Chicago White Sox.
2014/06/26Designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
2013/12/19Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/10/03Did not make the Atlanta Braves playoff roster.
2013/09/13Missed 5 games (finger injury).
2013/09/08Finger injury, day-to-day.
2013/07/29Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2013/05/05Missed 3 games (right oblique muscle strain).
2013/05/02Right oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.
2012/09/01Missed 4 games (bereavement list).
2012/08/28Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2012/08/18Missed 20 games (left shoulder injury).
2012/07/31Left shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 28th, 2012).
2012/06/19Missed 5 games (abdominal strain).
2012/06/13Abdominal strain, day-to-day.
2012/05/12Missed 4 games (bruised left knee).
2012/05/07Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2012/04/16Missed 3 games (bruised right ankle).
2012/04/13Bruised right ankle, day-to-day.
2011/08/27Missed 3 games (hamstring).
2011/08/23Hamstring, day-to-day.
2011/04/28Missed 6 games (stomach ailment).
2011/04/22Stomach ailment, 15-day DL.
2011/04/17Flu, day-to-day.
2011/04/10Missed 9 games (left big toe).
2011/03/29Left big toe, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2010/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a four-year contract.
2009/10/04Missed the last 16 regular season games (right hamstring injury).
2009/09/18Right hamstring injury, late August.
2009/08/24Missed 18 games (toe injury).
2009/08/02Toe injury, early September.
2009/07/08Missed 19 games (toe injury).
2009/06/17Toe injury, early September.
2008/09/29Missed the last 13 regular season games (ankle injury).
2008/09/15Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/21Missed 5 games (right ankle injury).
2008/08/19Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2008/01/17Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a three-year contract.
2007/09/26Missed 3 games (back injury).
2007/09/24Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/09/18Missed 1 game (right foot injury).
2007/09/17Right foot injury, day-to-day.
2007/02/02Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2006/05/02Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2006/04/29Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2006/01/16Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2005/05/11Contract purchased from Syracuse (AAA).
2005/03/31Assigned by the Toronto Blue Jays to their minor league camp.
2004/12/16Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor league contract.
2004/08/26Recalled from Edmonton (AAA).
2004/07/22Optioned to Edmonton (AAA).
2004/06/24Contract purchased from Edmonton (AAA).
2003/09/02Designated for assignment by the Montreal Expos.
2003/08/20Optioned to Edmonton (AAA).
2003/08/08Recalled from Edmonton (AAA).
2003/03/14Optioned to Edmonton (AAA).
2003/01/30Re-signed as a free agent by the Montreal Expos.
2002/06/10Missed 64 games (elbow injury).
2002/06/10Optioned to Ottawa (AAA).
2002/03/29Elbow injury, 60-day DL.
2002/03/02Re-signed by the Montreal Expos to a one-year contract.
2001/10/07Missed all 162 regular season games (elbow injury).
2001/03/28Elbow injury, 15-day DL.


2014/07/06Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals.
2013/12/19Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2013/07/29Los Angeles Angels traded Scott Downs to Atlanta Braves for Cory Rasmus.
2010/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels.
2004/12/16Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor league contract.
2000/07/31Montreal Expos trades Rondell White to the Chicago Cubs for Scott Downs.
1999/05/21Minnesota Twins traded Scott Downs and Rick Aguilera to the Chicago Cubs for Kyle Lohse and Jason Ryan.
1999/05/21Chicago Cubs traded Jason Ryan, Kyle Lohse to the Minnesota Twins for Rick Aguilera and Scott Downs.
1997/06/03Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round in 1997.

Career Stats

2014Kansas CityAL1600200013.111651531.203.38
2014Chicago WSAL3800210023.2241716115221.656.08
2014Total ChA/KCAL5400410037.0352321220251.495.11
2013LA AngelsAL4302300029.12676111221.261.84
2013Total Ana/AtlMLB6804400043.1451312119371.482.49
2012LA AngelsAL5701190045.2431716317321.313.15
2011LA AngelsAL6006310053.239118315351.011.34
2011Inland EmpireA21110002.05220113.009.00
2002Brevard CountyA70001009.07330271.003.00
2000Chicago CubsNL18184300094.011759541337631.645.17
2000Total ChN/MtlNL19194300097.012262571340631.675.29
1999West TennAA13128101080.05613122281011.051.35
1999New BritainAA630000019.2332119510222.198.69
1999Fort MyersA22010009.27300691.340.00


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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