Carlos
Zambrano
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4''
Weight: 240
 
Born: June 1, 1981 in Venezuela, , PUERTO CA
 
Awards & Accomplishments
World Championships Won 2008    2009    2012   
All-Star Selections 2005    2009    2010    2011    2013    2016   
Ratings - Pitching     Help
                                                   
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2004 23 CHN NL $ 340,000 8 8 7 7 2 5 3 9 9 9
2005 24 CHN NL $ 3,592,857 8 8 7 8 2 5 4 10 10 10
2006 25 CHN NL $ 3,592,857 8 9 8 8 3 6 5 10 10 10
2007 26 CHN NL $ 5,428,571 8 8 8 8 3 6 5 9 9 9
2008 27 CHN NL $ 5,430,000 8 9 9 9 4 6 5 9 9 9
2009 28 CHN NL $ 5,430,000 8 10 9 9 3 6 5 10 10 10
2010 29 CHN NL $ 5,430,000 8 9 9 9 3 6 5 10 10 10
2011 30 DET AL $ 5,430,000 9 9 9 9 3 6 4 10 10 10
2012 31 DET AL $ 12,850,000 9 9 9 9 3 6 4 10 10 10
2013 32 DET AL $ 12,850,000 9 10 9 9 3 6 4 10 10 10
2014 33 DET AL $ 12,850,000 9 9 9 9 3 6 4 10 10 10
2015 34 DET AL $ 12,850,000 8 9 8 8 3 6 4 9 9 9
2016 35 DET AL $ 12,850,000 8 9 8 8 2 5 4 9 9 9
2017 36 DET AL $ 12,850,000 8 9 8 8 2 5 4 9 9 9
2018 37 KCA AL $ 10,000,000 7 8 8 8 2 5 3 9 9 9
2019 38 FLO NL $ 10,000,000 7 8 7 8 1 4 3 9 9 9
2020 39 MIN AL   6 8 7 7 1 4 3 9 9 9
OOTP6 Min Ratings   6 8 7 7 1 4 3 9 9 9
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 12,850,000 9 10 9 9 4 6 5 10 10 10
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2004 23 CHN NL $ 340,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2005 24 CHN NL $ 3,592,857   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2006 25 CHN NL $ 3,592,857   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2007 26 CHN NL $ 5,428,571   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2008 27 CHN NL $ 5,430,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2009 28 CHN NL $ 5,430,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2010 29 CHN NL $ 5,430,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2011 30 DET AL $ 5,430,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2012 31 DET AL $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2013 32 DET AL $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2014 33 DET AL $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2015 34 DET AL $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2016 35 DET AL $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2017 36 DET AL $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2018 37 KCA AL $ 10,000,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2019 38 FLO NL $ 10,000,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
2020 39 MIN AL     1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
OOTP6 Min Ratings     1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 12,850,000   1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
2004 23 CHN NL 11 13 .458 35 35 0 0 0 215.0 199 95 23 118 161 3.98 .244 .345 .374 .720 11.3
2005 24 CHN NL 16 8 .667 35 35 0 0 0 221.3 199 91 12 106 196 3.70 .243 .341 .341 .682 14.5
2006 25 CHN NL 14 8 .636 35 35 0 0 0 232.0 190 81 9 96 185 3.14 .224 .308 .324 .632 17.0
2007 26 CHN NL 13 9 .591 34 34 2 1 0 211.7 191 81 5 96 200 3.44 .239 .329 .320 .649 15.4
2008 27 CHN NL 14 10 .583 32 32 1 0 0 200.7 164 60 9 86 178 2.69 .222 .313 .312 .625 17.4
2009 28 CHN NL 18 9 .667 34 34 7 3 0 254.0 187 71 16 89 270 2.52 .205 .278 .305 .583 26.1
2010 29 CHN NL 20 8 .714 34 34 0 0 0 230.7 194 64 6 76 236 2.50 .226 .296 .307 .604 21.9
2011 30 CHN NL 11 6 .647 23 23 1 1 0 156.3 120 43 4 74 172 2.48 .210 .308 .275 .583 13.1
  DET AL 4 1 .800 11 11 0 0 0 77.3 51 24 2 39 85 2.79 .188 .297 .250 .547 7.3
  TOT   15 7 .682 34 34 1 1 0 233.7 171 67 6 113 257 2.58 .203 .305 .267 .571 20.4
2012 31 DET AL 16 9 .640 33 33 3 3 0 213.7 177 96 7 103 232 4.04 .219 .313 .303 .616 14.3
2013 32 DET AL 19 6 .760 33 33 2 1 0 228.3 186 80 6 90 264 3.15 .219 .301 .297 .598 20.4
2014 33 DET AL 15 12 .556 33 33 1 0 0 217.7 197 107 12 104 245 4.42 .239 .324 .345 .670 11.9
2015 34 DET AL 12 8 .600 29 29 1 0 0 183.3 174 80 12 92 172 3.93 .250 .343 .371 .714 13.8
2016 35 DET AL 20 4 .833 33 33 0 0 0 212.7 186 70 9 113 195 2.96 .240 .343 .324 .667 21.2
2017 36 DET AL 15 12 .556 33 33 1 1 0 198.7 177 88 11 103 178 3.99 .238 .338 .332 .670 13.8
2018 37 KCA AL 8 10 .444 27 27 0 0 0 160.7 162 83 20 85 142 4.65 .260 .358 .419 .777 7.8
2019 38 KCA AL 8 4 .667 17 9 0 0 0 102.7 94 40 8 61 88 3.51 .247 .353 .357 .710 8.5
  FLO NL 3 5 .375 28 16 0 0 0 57.7 62 31 5 44 55 4.84 .278 .398 .399 .797 1.3
  TOT   11 9 .550 45 25 0 0 0 160.3 156 71 13 105 143 3.99 .258 .370 .373 .743 9.8
2020 39 MIN AL 1 0 1.000 16 0 0 0 0 27.3 37 27 1 21 22 8.89 .322 .437 .435 .871 0.0
17 Years Sim 238 142 .626 555 519 19 10 0 3401.6 2947 1312 177 1596 3276 3.47 .232 .325 .330 .655 257.1
Season Average 14 8 .636 32 30 1 0 0 200.1 173 77 10 93 192 3.47 .232 .325 .330 .655  
Career Highs 20 13 1.000 45 35 7 3 0 254.0 199 107 23 118 270 8.89 .322 .437 .435 .871  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   1607 675 86 668 1755   .230 .297 .321 .619
vs LH   1340 637 91 928 1521   .235 .342 .341 .684
Home 121 58 .676 273 253 8 6 0 1700.6 1438 636 86 805 1581 3.37 .228 .316 .325 .641
Away 117 84 .582 282 266 11 4 0 1701.0 1509 676 91 791 1695 3.58 .236 .321 .336 .656
Mar/Apr 33 22 .600 91 84 3 2 0 557.6 521 231 40 249 529 3.73 .248 .327 .363 .690
May 51 27 .654 101 95 3 2 0 615.3 522 264 31 326 593 3.86 .231 .328 .326 .653
June 44 26 .629 92 89 4 3 0 593.3 493 213 24 268 575 3.23 .225 .310 .323 .632
July 32 29 .525 83 83 1 1 0 516.6 480 208 32 234 480 3.62 .246 .326 .352 .678
August 36 20 .643 91 87 5 1 0 563.0 447 200 23 261 559 3.20 .215 .303 .294 .597
Sep/Oct 42 18 .700 97 81 3 1 0 555.6 484 196 27 258 540 3.17 .232 .316 .326 .642
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won MVP or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
2004 23 CHN NL 35 65 7 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 27 .123 .186 .138 .324 0.9 0.0
2005 24 CHN NL 35 75 3 7 1 1 0 7 0 0 2 28 .093 .115 .133 .249 -1.2 0.0
2006 25 CHN NL 35 82 3 10 3 0 0 5 0 0 1 33 .122 .131 .159 .289 -0.6 0.0
2007 26 CHN NL 34 71 3 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 29 .056 .080 .056 .136 -2.8 0.0
2008 27 CHN NL 32 64 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 25 .078 .132 .094 .226 -1.3 0.0
2009 28 CHN NL 34 81 4 9 2 0 1 6 0 0 6 40 .111 .170 .173 .343 0.5 0.0
2010 29 CHN NL 34 72 0 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 35 .069 .118 .097 .216 -2.2 0.0
2011 30 CHN NL 23 52 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 25 .077 .111 .096 .207 -2.0 0.0
2019 38 FLO NL 28 14 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 3 .143 .133 .357 .490 1.2 0.0
2020 39 MIN AL 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
10 Years Sim 303 578 25 54 11 1 2 41 1 0 26 247 .093 .131 .126 .257 -7.6 0.0
162 Game Average 309 13 28 5 0 1 21 0 0 13 132 .093 .131 .126 .257 -4.1  
Career Highs 35 82 7 10 3 1 1 7 1 0 6 40 .143 .186 .357 .490 1.2  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   418 14 25 7 1 2 25 0 0 20 186 .060 .102 .096 .197 -14.5
vs LH   160 11 29 4 0 0 16 1 0 6 61 .181 .210 .206 .416 5.0
Home 143 269 14 20 4 1 0 12 1 0 12 111 .074 .114 .097 .211 -8.2
Away 155 309 11 34 7 0 2 29 0 0 14 136 .110 .146 .152 .298 -1.2
RISP   150 0 16 5 0 1 35 0 0 9 60 .107 .152 .160 .312 0.2
Close/Late   8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .111 .000 .111 -0.4
Mar/Apr 49 99 3 12 2 0 1 10 0 0 4 37 .121 .152 .172 .324 0.4
May 49 103 6 11 2 0 0 3 0 0 7 35 .107 .164 .126 .290 -0.5
June 46 104 3 11 3 1 0 10 0 0 4 55 .106 .139 .154 .293 -0.9
July 47 91 7 11 1 0 1 10 1 0 4 32 .121 .158 .165 .323 0.5
August 49 92 3 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 44 .054 .082 .065 .147 -4.6
Sep/Oct 41 89 3 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 44 .045 .085 .067 .153 -4.4
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove Award.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
2004 23 CHN NL P 35 35 215.0 14 34 1 6 .980 2.01    
2005 24 CHN NL P 35 35 221.3 19 24 7 4 .860 1.75    
2006 25 CHN NL P 35 35 232.0 12 43 4 7 .932 2.13    
2007 26 CHN NL P 34 34 211.7 6 29 3 0 .921 1.49    
2008 27 CHN NL P 32 32 200.7 16 27 4 4 .915 1.93    
2009 28 CHN NL P 34 34 254.0 6 38 3 3 .936 1.56    
2010 29 CHN NL P 34 34 230.7 9 26 1 2 .972 1.37    
2011 30 CHN NL P 23 23 156.3 8 21 2 1 .935 1.67    
  DET AL P 11 11 77.3 4 11 1 0 .938 1.75    
  TOT   P 34 34 233.7 12 32 3 1 .936 1.69    
2012 31 DET AL P 33 33 213.7 15 24 1 2 .975 1.64    
2013 32 DET AL P 33 33 228.3 14 31 1 0 .978 1.77    
2014 33 DET AL P 33 33 217.7 15 19 4 3 .895 1.41    
2015 34 DET AL P 29 29 183.3 9 24 2 1 .943 1.62    
2016 35 DET AL P 33 33 212.7 9 34 4 2 .915 1.82    
2017 36 DET AL P 33 33 198.7 10 30 3 0 .930 1.81    
2018 37 KCA AL P 27 27 160.7 7 22 1 3 .967 1.62    
2019 38 KCA AL P 17 9 102.7 7 21 0 4 1.000 2.45    
  FLO NL P 28 16 57.7 4 12 0 2 1.000 2.50    
  TOT   P 45 25 160.3 11 33 0 6 1.000 2.47    
2020 39 MIN AL P 16 0 27.3 0 5 0 2 1.000 1.65    
Career Totals   555 519 3401.6 184 475 42 46 .940 1.74    
Career Highs   45 35 254.0 19 43 7 7 1.000 2.47    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
2004 23 CHN NL 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 1.3 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 .200 .333 .200 .533
2005 24 CHN NL 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 10.7 6 7 0 10 15 5.91 .158 .333 .237 .570
2006 25 CHN NL 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 0 1 8 3.00 .182 .217 .227 .445
2007 26 CHN NL 0 2 .000 4 4 0 0 0 26.7 21 18 2 12 21 6.08 .216 .303 .340 .643
2008 27 CHN NL 0 1 .000 3 3 0 0 0 16.3 20 12 2 7 18 6.61 .290 .355 .435 .790
2009 28 CHN NL 1 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 17.7 17 7 1 9 19 3.57 .254 .342 .358 .700
2010 29 CHN NL 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 11 6 0 5 8 4.91 .262 .340 .405 .745
2011 30 DET AL 1 1 .500 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 11 6 1 7 14 4.15 .220 .316 .320 .636
2012 31 DET AL 3 0 1.000 4 4 0 0 0 28.3 24 8 2 11 32 2.54 .224 .297 .290 .586
2013 32 DET AL 1 1 .500 4 4 0 0 0 27.7 25 9 0 12 30 2.93 .240 .319 .308 .627
2014 33 DET AL 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 12.7 19 9 2 8 8 6.40 .373 .458 .569 1.026
2016 35 DET AL 1 3 .250 4 4 0 0 0 21.3 23 11 1 12 19 4.64 .264 .354 .368 .721
Career Post-Season Pitching 9 10 .474 32 32 0 0 0 192.6 182 95 11 95 193 4.44 .246 .332 .350 .683
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 24 CHN NL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 25 CHN NL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 26 CHN NL 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 27 CHN NL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 28 CHN NL 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 29 CHN NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 31 DET AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Career Post-Season Batting 15 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 18 .000 .033 .000 .033
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
2006-6-3.14
2008-5-2.69
2009-4-2.52
2010-2-2.50
2013-7-3.15
2016-2-2.96
CAR-36-3.47
Wins
2005-3-16
2009-4-18
2010-2-20
2013-3-19
2014-10-15
2016-2-20
CAR-3-238
Losses
CAR-12-142
Winning Pct
2005-7-.667
2010-2-.714
2011-10-.647
2013-3-.760
2016-2-.833
CAR-29-.626
Games Started
2004-6-35
2005-10-35
2006-10-35
CAR-4-519
Complete Games
2007-8-2
2009-3-7
2012-9-3
CAR-40-19
Shutouts
2007-5-1
2009-3-3
2011-7-1
2012-3-3
2017-7-1
CAR-24-10
Innings Pitched
2005-7-221.3
2006-4-232.0
2009-4-254.0
2010-10-230.7
2013-5-228.3
CAR-4-3401.6
Hits Allowed
CAR-3-2947
Strikeouts
2005-5-196
2007-10-200
2009-5-270
2010-7-236
2012-10-232
2013-4-264
2014-7-245
CAR-6-3276
Walks Allowed
2004-1-118
2005-1-106
2006-3-96
2007-2-96
2008-8-86
2009-7-89
2012-4-103
2013-9-90
2014-7-104
2015-10-92
2016-4-113
2017-9-103
CAR-1-1596
Hits per 9IP
2005-9-8.1
2006-6-7.4
2008-8-7.4
2009-3-6.6
2012-5-7.5
2013-7-7.3
2016-9-7.9
CAR-29-7.8
Strikeouts per 9IP
2007-10-8.5
2009-8-9.6
2013-5-10.4
2014-10-10.1
WHiP
2009-8-1.09
OAVG
2006-6-.224
2008-9-.222
2009-3-.205
2012-5-.219
2013-8-.219
CAR-30-.232
OOBP
2009-7-.278
OSLG
2005-5-.341
2006-6-.324
2007-6-.320
2008-5-.312
2009-6-.305
2010-5-.307
2012-5-.303
2013-4-.297
2014-9-.345
2016-4-.324
2017-5-.332
CAR-26-.330
OOPS
2006-5-.632
2008-7-.625
2009-4-.583
2010-4-.604
2012-6-.616
2013-6-.598
2014-10-.670
2016-9-.667
2017-9-.670
CAR-39-.655
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 124)
   Gray Ink Test: 142    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 339)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 54    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 87)
 
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  1. Dustin McGowan (996)
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  7. Dontrelle Willis (988)
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  9. Mark Mulder (987)
  10. Kirk Saarloos (986)
History
Had first career hit on 4/13/2004, off Brett Myers (PHI)
Earned first career win on 4/29/2004
Injured on 10/10/2004 with a Ruptured Bicep Tendon, out for 5 weeks
Was selected to the 2005 Allstar game
7/9/2007: Signed a contract extension with Chicago (N), $5,430,000 per year, for 4 years
Pitched NO-HITTER against Los Angeles on 7/17/2007, striking out 10
Won World Championship with Chicago (N) in 2008
Hit first career homerun on 4/27/2009, off James Ramirez (NYN)
Was selected to the 2009 Allstar game
Won World Championship with Chicago (N) in 2009
Was selected to the 2010 Allstar game
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/2010, going 5-0, 1.62
Was selected to the 2011 Allstar game
Traded from Chicago (N) to Detroit on 8/2/2011 (Going to CHN: C William Bermudes, P Alfonso Belmonte. Going to DET: P Carlos Zambrano)
Pitched NO-HITTER against Chicago (A) on 8/14/2011, striking out 12
8/17/2011: Signed a contract extension with Detroit, $12,850,000 per year, for 6 years
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 9/1/2011, going 3-0, 1.44
Struck out 15 batters against Cleveland on 7/1/2012
Won World Championship with Detroit in 2012
Was selected to the 2013 Allstar game
Injured on 8/8/2015 with a Pulled Bicep Tendon, out for 4 weeks
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 6/1/2016, going 6-0, 1.58
Was selected to the 2016 Allstar game
Signed as a free agent by Kansas City on 2/4/2018 to a 2-year deal worth $10,000,000 per year
Injured on 8/20/2018 with a Inflamed Bicep Tendon, out for 3 weeks
Was claimed off waivers by Florida on 7/2/2019
7/3/2019: Signed a contract extension with Florida, $480,000 per year, for 2 years
Was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on 5/31/2020
Released by Minnesota on 7/14/2020