Detroit Tigers Make a Deadline Deal: Jarrod Washburn by the Numbers

Austin DrakeSenior Analyst IJuly 31, 2009

PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 08:   Pitcher Jarrod Washburn #56 of the Seattle Mariners looks on during the National Anthem before a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone.

For the Detroit Tigers, it was highlighted by a single trade.

They sent rookie spot starter Luke French and prospect Mauricio Robles for Seattle's Jarrod Washburn.

Jarrod Washburn was drafted by the California Angels in the second round of the 1995 amateur draft.

He has spent his entire career in the AL West, spanning eight seasons with the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels and playing three full seasons with Seattle.

The addition of Washburn will allow the Tigers to put him in between Justin Verlander and Edwin Jackson in order to make a right-left-right combination.

Detroit knew they needed to pick up another strong arm with rookie Rick Porcello struggling of late and last year's hero, Armando Galarraga, doing the same.

This season for the Mariners, Washburn was 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA (third in the AL) and a 1.007 WHIP (tied for first in AL), and he boasted a 2.39 K/BB.

He made one start versus Detroit this season, picking up a win in seven scoreless innings of work. Although, lifetime against Detroit, Washburn is 5-8 with a 5.08 ERA.

Now his home has moved from the Angel Stadium of Anaheim to Safeco Field, now to Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.

Jarrod Washburn career stats at Comerica: 4-3, 5.33 ERA, 49.0 IP, 1.306 WHIP, 6.2 K/9, and 2.43 K/BB.

I'll leave you with one final stat. in Jarrod Washburn's career, he is exactly a .500 pitcher: 106-106 record.