David Aardsma # - P

St. Louis

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1981/12/27
  • POB: Denver, CO
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by San Francisco in 2003 (1st round).
  • Current Status: In the minors

Scouting Report

AssetsOwns a blistering fastball that peaks around the high 90's with good movement. Adds a decent changeup and slider. Is a reliever at heart who can dominate on the mound.
FlawsFailed as a starter due to a lack of command, especially with regards to his slider. To be successful, he must avoid the big inning. Has become increasingly injury-prone with age.
Career potentialSolid reliever, when healthy.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/28Assigned by the St. Louis Cardinals to their minor league camp.
2014/03/26Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2014/03/21Released by the Cleveland Indians.
2014/01/23Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/06/08Contract purchased from Las Vegas (AAA).
2013/05/20Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.
2013/05/15Released by the Miami Marlins.
2013/04/13Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2013/04/04Released by the New York Yankees.
2013/03/29Designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.
2012/10/29New York Yankees exercised their contract option for next season.
2012/10/07Did not make the New York Yankees playoff roster.
2012/09/25Missed 153 games (right elbow injury).
2012/02/25Right elbow injury, 60-day DL.
2012/02/22Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2011/10/31Refused minor league assignment from the Seattle Mariners and opted for free agency.
2011/10/31Missed all 162 regular season games (left hip surgery).
2011/06/13Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left hip surgery).
2011/03/31Left hip surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2010/10/03Missed the last 6 regular season games (oblique injury).
2010/09/28Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/27Missed 6 games (rib injury).
2010/08/20Rib injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/01Missed 4 games (personal reasons).
2010/06/26Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2009/09/24Missed 2 games (back injury).
2009/09/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/03/02Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2009/01/20Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.
2009/01/15Designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
2008/09/10Missed 17 games (groin).
2008/08/23Groin, early September (retroactive to August 21st, 2008).
2008/08/08Missed 17 games (right groin).
2008/07/20Right groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 19th, 2008).
2008/03/06Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2008/01/28Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2008/01/22Designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
2007/07/04Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2007/06/16Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2007/06/04Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2007/02/27Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2006/11/16Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2006/08/03Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2006/07/27Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2006/07/23Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2006/06/27Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2006/05/29Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2006/05/01Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2006/04/17Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2006/03/28Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2006/03/03Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2005/05/28Acquired from the San Francisco Giants.
2005/03/15Optioned to Fresno (AAA).
2005/03/01Re-signed by the San Francisco Giants to a one-year contract.
2004/09/07Recalled from Fresno (AAA).
2004/08/28Optioned to Fresno (AAA).
2004/08/25Recalled from Fresno (AAA).
2004/07/06Optioned to Fresno (AAA).
2004/07/03Recalled from Fresno (AAA).
2004/06/24Optioned to Fresno (AAA).
2004/06/19Recalled from Fresno (AAA).
2004/05/07Optioned to Fresno (AAA).
2004/05/01Recalled from Fresno (AAA).
2004/04/21Optioned to Fresno (AAA).
2004/04/03Contract purchased from Fresno (AAA).


2014/03/26Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2014/01/23Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2013/05/20Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.
2013/04/13Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2012/02/22Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
2009/01/20Boston Red Sox traded David Aarsma to the Seattle Mariners for Fabian Williamson.
2008/01/28Chicago White Sox traded David Aardsma to the Boston Red Sox for Willy Mota and Miguel Socolovich.
2006/11/16Chicago White Sox traded Neal Cotts to the Chicago Cubs for David Aardsma and Carlos Vasquez.
2005/05/28Chicago Cubs traded LaTroy Hawkins to the San Francisco Giants for Jerome Williams and David Aardsma.
2003/06/03Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (22nd overall) in 2003.

Career Stats

2014GCL CardinalsR20010002.03110122.004.50
2013NY MetsNL4302200039.2392019719361.464.31
2013New OrleansAAA1001000014.095428121.212.57
2013Las VegasAAA80003008.051117111.501.12
2012NY YankeesAL10000001.01111112.009.00
2012Staten IslandA11010000.24421117.4627.00
2012GCL YankeesR33000005.03100170.800.00
2007Chicago WSAL2502100032.1392423417361.736.40
2006Chicago CubsNL4503000053.0412524928491.304.08
2005West TennAA3334120050.2482222332431.583.91
2004San FranciscoNL1101000010.2208811052.816.75
2003San JoseA1801180018.1144427281.151.96


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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