Married (Larissa, Nov. 20, 1999)…sons (Walker, Aug. 28, 2007, Logan, Sept. 13, 2010 and Kolt, Aug. 28, 2012)...Graduated from Northwest Christian (Colbert, WA) High School in 1997...Is a devout Christian and a strong advocate for ending child poverty...Writes a weekly blog about his Christian faith and his desire to stir a movement in the cause of helping the suffering and marginalized...Is prominent member of Not For Sale's Free2Play campaign, an organization that assists young adults who are coming out of the world of human trafficking and slavery…pledges a $100 donation for every strikeout to go towards this campaign...Was nominated as the Giants representative for Roberto Clemente Award in 2010 and 2011…award is given annually to Major League Baseball player who combines dedication to giving back to community with outstanding skills on the baseball field...Has been very supportive of Giants fan Bryan Stow…has advocated against the violent attack on Stow and visits Bryan and his family regularly...In 2013, he released a book entitled To Stir a Movement...Received a Bachelor of Arts, honoris causa from Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) on February 5, 2015.
Finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 4-2 and a 2.28 ERA (14er, 55.1.ip) in 62 appearances...Posted the lowest WHIP (1.10) of his career and his 2.28 ERA was his second-lowest for a single season (1.73 ERA in 2009)...Allowed one home run all season in 55.1 innings pitched...in fact, was one of just eight big league pitchers to allow one home run or fewer with a minimum of 50.0 innings pitched...Held left-handed batters to a .231 average against, while right-handed hitters hit .228 of him.
Completed his fifth full season as a Giant, going 1-5 with a 3.74 ERA in 39 relief appearances, his fewest games played in a season since 2004 when he played in just 38 contests for Kansas City...Missed a total of 64 games due to a pair of DL stints…was placed on the 15-day DL on April 17 with a strained right oblique (missed 14 games) and on July 21 with a strained left groin (missed 50 games)...Felt a twinge two pitches into his return from the DL during a brief appearance against the Dodgers on Sept. 12 and after meeting with a specialist it was decided that he needed to have sports hernia surgery which he underwent in Philadelphia on Sept. 26...His 33.2 innings pitched marked the fewest innings he has thrown in a single season in his career...Posted a 0-3 record with a 4.50 ERA (7er, 14.0ip) on the road...Held left-handed batters to a .196 average (11-for-56) with just two extra base hits...Matched his career-high with four blown saves...Did not fare well with RISP, allowing an opponents' average of .333 (9-for-27) with 15 RBI...Allowed eight of 15 inherited runners to score (53.3%)...Pitched for team USA in the World Baseball Classic and appeared in three games (3.1ip, 0er).
Completed his fourth full season in a Giantsuniform, going 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA (19er, 63.1ip) in 67 relief appearances...went 3-for-4 in saveopportunities. Allowed just one home run and was tied with Brandon League for the fewest homers allowed by a relief pitcher with a minimum of 60.0 innings. Fashioned a 2.08 ERA at home, however posted a 3.13 figure on the road. Struggled with runners in scoring position, allowing anopponents' avg. of .333 (22-for-66). Missed 14 games in late April/early May with a sprainedright knee that he hurt when his son, Walker, a four year old, who stood at 4-6, 60-pounds, leaped off the sofa and ran into his arms.
His ERA on road (1.72) was less than half of what it wasat home (3.56)...his road ERA was 3rd-lowest in NL (min.of 30.0ip). ... Fashioned 1.21 ERA (3er, 22.1ip) after All-Star break(beginning July 14), which was 7th-lowest among all NLrelievers (min. of 20.0ip). ... Southpaw held opposing LH batters to .144 clip (13-for-90), which ranked as 3rd-lowest among ML relievers(min. of 75 BF) behind Atlanta's Jonny Venters (.127)and Baltimore-Texas' Koji Uehara (.130)...opposing leftieswere just 3-for-51 (.059) off him after June 6. ... Had 0.95 ERA (2er, 19.0ip) against NL West opponents,but 3.38 figure (16er, 42.2ip) vs. NL East, Central andInterleague foes. ... Inherited most runners on Giants' staff (11th-most in NL),inheriting 45 runners while allowing 11 to score. ... Matched his career-high in strikeouts as reliever on June26 vs. Cleveland, fanning 5 in 2.0 innings. ... Missed final 19 games of season after cutting his righthand on Sept. 8 (off day) while trying to separate frozenhamburger patties...sustained deep gash in his right palmand underwent surgery to fix nerve damage.
Went 4-3 with 4.14 ERA (23er, 50.0ip), 44 strikeouts and 4 saves in 53 games in his 2nd season with San Francisco, his 9th overall in Majors...After signing 1-year extension with Giants with player option for 2012 season during Spring Training, Affeldt had an up and down season as he missed 23 games on disabled list with left oblique tear (July 24-Aug. 18)...Gave up 56 hits in just 50.0 innings for his highest hits per 9.0 innings since 2005 (10.1)...allowed at least 1 baserunner in 42 of his 53 appearances...Really struggled in his 1st 24 games, posting 5.64 ERA (14er, 22.1ip) and allowing an opponents avg. against of .314 (27-for-86)...gave up season-high 4 hits and 3 runs in just 0.2 innings on June 20 at Toronto, however, following that game he found his groove by blanking opponents in 12 of his next 13 games, allowing just 2 earned runs in 12.2 innings from June 24-July 20...His success in late June-July was hindered by strained left oblique, suffered on July 23 while warming up in bullpen in Arizona...was placed on disabled list and coupled with Dan Runzler's dislocated left patella, Giants were left without southpaw reliever for 8 days until club acquired Javier Lopez from Pittsburgh at trade deadline...overall, Affeldt missed 23 games with injury and following his return, he logged 4.20 ERA (7er, 15.0ip)...His 4.14 ERA (23er, 50.0ip) marked highest figure since his 2006 season (6.20 ERA )...Posted stronger 2nd half of season, going 2-0 with 3.44 ERA (7er, 18.1ip) and 2 saves compared to 2-3 record and 4.55 ERA (16er, 31.2ip) and 2 saves prior to All-Star break...Had 4 saves, which were most he had recorded since he rescued 13 games for Kansas City in 2004...Earned his 1st save as San Francisco Giant April 11 vs. Atlanta...allowed 1 earned run in 2.0 innings of work...Recorded his 500th strikeout of his career June 14 vs. Baltimore in 9th inning as Melvin Mora struck out swinging to end game.POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Appeared in 5 games during postseason, going 0-0 with 4.50 ERA (2er, 4.0ip) and 4 strikeouts...Did not appear in Division Series...Appeared in 3 games in LCS, going 0-0 with 3.38 ERA (1er, 2.2ip)...His biggest contribution of Giants playoff run came in Game 6 of League Championship Series vs. Philadelphia as he relieved Jonathan Sanchez in 3rd inning with 2 men on and no outs and proceeded to toss 2.0-scoreless innings, while not allowing single base runner.
Established himself as one of best left-handed relief pitchers in majors, leading NL and ranking 3rd overall in ML with 1.73 ERA (12er, 62.1ip)...received one 10th place vote in NL MVP balloting and was named winner for Setup Man of the Year, presented by This Year in Baseball Awards...tied Minnesota's Matt Guerrier for major-league lead with 33 holds, which were also 2nd-most in SF single-season history behind Mike Jackson, who posted 34 in 1993...limited opposition to .197 avg. against (42-for-213) with left-handed batters hitting .211 (19-for-90) and righties at .187 (23-for-123)...his opponents avg. was 13th-lowest among NL relievers...induced 18 grounded into double-play balls, most in majors as relief pitcher and tied with Julian Tavarez (18 in 1997) for most by Giants reliever in SF-era history...allowed just 3 home runs, his fewest surrendered since 2007...in fact, was 1 of just 12 NL relief pitchers to allow 3 homers-or-less with minimum of 60.0 innings...teammate Brian Wilson also gave up 3...inherited54 runners, most on Giants pitching staff and tied for 4th-most in NL...only Milwaukee's Mitch Stetter (67), Houston's Tim Byrdak (58) and Atlanta's Peter Moylan (56) inherited more than Affeldt...allowed 15 of those 54 runners to score (72.2%) for 20th-best mark in league...appeared in team-high 74 games, just 1 shy of tying his career-high (75 in 2007)...his 74 contests were tied with Scott Eyre (2003) for 5th-most by left-handed reliever in SF-era history...posted career-best 28.0-inning scoreless streak May 8-July 24, marking longest streak by Giants reliever in last 40 years and 5th-longest by any pitcher in SF-era history, behind Gaylord Perry (40.0ip, '67, 39.0ip, '70), Juan Marichal (30.0ip, '66) and Tim Lincecum (29.0ip, '09)...was also 2nd-longest streak in NL behind Lincecum's 29.0-inning mark...was on Opening Day roster for 8th-consecutive season, his 3rd-straight as member of NL club and 1st as Giant...led SF relievers in games, ERA, opponents avg. against and holds, while ranking 3rd in strikeouts (55) and 4th in innings...of his 74 appearances,72 of those came from 7th inning on...proved to be resilient over season, posting 0.66 ERA (1er, 13.2ip) when pitching on 0 days rest...held 10 teams to no runs (Atlanta, Chicago-NL, Florida, Houston, Los Angeles-AL, Milwaukee, Seattle, St. Louis, Texas and Washington)...held opponents hitless in 44 of his 74 games, posting 1-1 record with 0.77 ERA (3er, 35.0ip) when doing so...fashioned 2.36 ERA (7er, 26.2ip) at home, but was even better on road, yielding 1.26 figure (5er, 35.2ip), which was 2nd-lowest road ERA by NL reliever behind Los Angeles'-NL Ramon Troncoso (0.84)...pitched more than 1.1 innings only 12 times, posting 1-0 record with 1.42 ERA (3er, 19.0ip) and .158 avg. against (9-for-57)...logged 2.0+ frames on 3 occasions: May 15 vs. New York-NL, June 30 at St. Louis and Oct. 4 at San Diego...did not allow run and gave up just 2 hits combined in those 3 appearances...made Giants debut April 7 vs. Milwaukee entering game in 7th inning and allowing 1 hit with 2 walks and 1 strikeout...entered game with bases loaded April 12 at San Diego in 6th inning and induced 6-4-3 double play to Brian Giles...however, went on to allow his 1st earned run of season on 3 hits and 1 walk in 8th inning...entered game in 7th inning with man on 3rd April 21 vs. San Diego and proceeded to get out of inning with 2 straight groundballouts...struck out season-high 4 batters May 15 vs. New York-NL in 2.0 innings of work...entered game with no outs and runner on 3rd and proceeded to strikeout side in 7th inning...held runners on 1st and 3rd in 8th inning and struck out St. Louis' Joe Thurston to quiet Cardinals chance for comeback in SF's 5-3 victory May 31...posted 1.14 ERA (5er, 39.1ip) with .206 avg. against (27-for-131) through his 1st 43 games...included in that stretch was his career-long 28.0-inning scoreless streak May 8-July 24...streak was snapped in top of 8th inning July 28 vs. Pittsburgh on Luis Cruz's sac fly off Brandon Medders...he faced only 2 batters in 8th before being replaced by Medders...held win for Barry Zito Aug. 2 vs. Philadelphia striking out Chase Utley and getting Ryan Howard to fly out with runners on 1st and 2nd...gave up game-winning single to New York's-NL Daniel Murphy Aug. 16 in 9th inning to lose 3-2...after Brandon Medders loaded bases with 1-out in 8th inning at Colorado, Affeldt managed to make Todd Helton ground into double play in 7th inning to preserve SF's 6-3 victory...had impressive run from Aug. 23-Sept. 5, going 1-0 with 0.00 ERA (0er, 4.2ip) over 8 games...earned his 2nd win of season in last game Oct. 4 at San Diego, pitching 2.0-scoreless innings and allowing only one hit as Giants scored in 10th inning to ensure Affeldt of victory.
In his first season with Reds, led pitching staff with 74 appearances, 1 shy ofhis career high, set in 2007...pitched extremely well on road, forging 1.77 ERA (7er, 35.2ip) in33 contests, lowest road ERA among all NL relievers (min. 35.0ip)...allowed 12-of-36 (33.3%) ofinherited runners to score...was actually tougher on right-handed hitters, yielding .255 avg. (49-for-192), compared to .269 clip (29-for-108) against left-handed batters...was 1 of 5 NL relieversto pitch at least 75.0 innings and average 1 strikeout per inning...other 4 pitchers were CarlosMarmol, Hong-Chih Kuo, Joel Hanrahan and Aaron Heilman...posted 2.23 ERA (10er, 40.1ip)and .242 (37-for-153) avg. against in his last 34 appearances of season...was unscored upon in 50of 74 games, including his final 6 contests...earned 1st and only win of season in his Reds debutApril 2 vs. Arizona, logging scoreless 9th inning with 2 walks and 1 strikeout...his 5 strikeoutsApril 16 at Chicago-NL were most by Reds reliever all season until Aaron Harang had 9 K's in 4.0innings during 18-inning game May 25 at San Diego...made 300th appearance of his career May2 at Atlanta.
In his first full season with the Rockies made a career-high 75 apps, all in relief...posted acareer-best 3.51era...on 8/16 at SD allowed 5 earned runs without retiring a batter...his season ERA withoutthat appearance drops to 2.75...joined Manny Carpas as the only members of Col's bullpen who went theentire season without a stint on the disabled list...in 37 apps at Coors Field posted a 1.74era...in 38 apps onthe road had a 5.46era...held RH batters to a .211 average, fourth-best among all National League southpawrelievers...in his first 56 apps of the season through 8/15 recorded a 2.51era and a .219 opponents' BA...inhis last 19g of the season beginning 8/16 had a 7.30era...allowed just 3 homers all season and none untilhis 57th appearance (8/16 at SD, Pete LaForest)...until that HR had the fourth-most innings of any pitcher inthe Major Leagues who hadn't allowed a home run (46.2)...dating back to the 2006 season had thrown 55.2innings without allowing a homer (8/30/06 vs NYM, Carlos Delgado)...recorded 9 holds...following the seasonbecame a free agent and on 1/23/08 was signed by the Reds to a 1-year contract.
Combined to go 8-8, 6.20 (97.1 ip, 67 er) in 54 games/9 starts for Kansas City and Colorado...was acquired from Kansas City at the trading deadline...made 27 appearances over the final two months, second-most on Rockies staff in that span...marked first season in his big league career to not endure a disabled list stint...the 6.20 ERA was the highest of his career...established career highs in wins, losses, games, runs, earned runs, home runs (13), and walks (55)...opposing left-handed batters hit just .212 (24-for-113), the 12th-lowest mark among big league lefties with at least 100 at-bats against...first batters hit .256 (11-for-43) with 2 walks as he converted one of three save chances, all with Colorado...had five holds and allowed just eight of 33 (24.2%) inherited runners to score...went 4-2, 6.91 (27.1 ip, 21 er) in 27 relief appearances for Colorado in his N.L. debut...tied for club lead with four relief wins despite spending just 2 months with Rockies...recorded his first N.L. save on Sept. 19 vs. San Francisco despite a 12-4 final score...began the year in the Kansas City rotation, but totaled just one quality start in nine tries and allowed 18 runs in his final two starts and 11.1 innings...compiled a 2.96 ERA (27.1 ip, 9 er) in 18 relief appearances for K.C. after being moved to the bullpen at beginning of June, and was traded on July 31...opponents batted just .174 (16-for-92) in Affeldt's 18 relief outings for K.C...on June 23 vs. Milwaukee, tossed career-high 4.0 relief innings...made his Rockies debut Aug. 2 vs. Milwaukee...went 3-0, 3.38 (13.1 ip, 5 er) in his first 12 games for Colorado, but went 1-2, 10.29 (14.0 ip, 16 er) over his final 15 games of the year...earned wins in three of his first six outings with the Rockies...in 30 appearances from June through August, had a 3.10 ERA (40.2 ip, 14 er)...in his other 24 outings, he had an 8.42 ERA (56.2 ip, 53 er).
For the first time in his professional career did not make at least 1 start...made 58 relief apps for theRoyals and Class AAA Omaha...made 9 of those apps during 2 stints in Omaha while rehabbing a strained leftgroin...was on KC's disabled list twice with the groin injury, from 4/16-6/3 and from 6/19-7/6...ranked amongteam leaders in games (49, 4th) and holds (12, 2nd)...posted a 3.90era in 27 apps at home...opponentshit .217 in night games and .366 in daylight...stranded 11-14 baserunners...did not enter a game in a saveopportunity...allowed just 3 homers all season, none to LH btters...made just 5 apps in April...on 4/15 vs Detleft the game with the strained left groin...went on the 15-day disabled list the next day...was activated on 6/4and made 7 more apps for KC before he returned to the DL on 6/19 with the same injury...despite the nagginginjury posted a 2.18era in his first 22 apps through 7/27, allowing just 4 extra-base hits and no homers andincluding a 10.0-inning scoreless streak over 10 apps from 7/7-7/27...followed that impressive 22-game stretchby posting a 12.71era over 18 apps from 7/31-9/11, raising season ERA from 2.18 to 6.93...beginning 9/13,didn't allow a run in his last 9 apps of the season (12ip) to drop ERA to season-ending 5.26...did not allowmore than 1 earned run in a game until 8/5 vs Oak (2er).
Began the season in the Royals' starting rotation...by the end of the season was the staff's closer andled the team with a career-high 13 saves and 26 games finished...converted 13-18 save opps (76.5%)...made8 starts and 30 relief apps...from 6/27-8/20 was on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle...made4 rehab apps at Class AAA Omaha...for the Royals stranded all 9 inherited runners...opposing batters hit .302,including .271 by lefthanders and .312 by righthanders...posted a 4.95era both at home and on the road...madeall 8 of his starts before he moved to the bullpen in late May...in a start on 5/7 at Bos threw a career-high 7.1innings but received no decision in the 7-6 walkoff loss...produced his 2 quailty starts in consecutive apps, on4/22 at Cle and on 4/27 vs Tex...made his final start of the season on 5/18 at Tex and received no decision inthe 7-6 Royals victory...suffered a blown save in his first relief outing, on 5/22 at Oak, after allowing a 2-runHR to Eric Chavez with 2 outs in the ninth inning that tied the score at 4-4...in 24 relief apps from 5/26-9/22compiled a 2.66era, dropping his season ERA from 5.07 to 4.30...during that span converted 12-14 save oppsand allowed just 1 home run (Ichiro Suzuki, 8/26 at Sea)...followed that 24-game hot stretch by allowing 7runs in his final 4 apps of the year, raising ERA to season-ending 4.95.
Spent the entire season with the Royals and went 7-6, 3.93 in 18 starts and 18 relief apps...his clubwas in first place in the American League Central Division as late as 8/29...established career highs in starts,innings (126.0), and strikeouts (98)...began the season in KC's starting rotation...was converted to a relieverin July, partly due to the reoccurance of a blister on his left middle finger...for the second straight seasonspent time on the 15-day disabled list with that injury...went 6-5, 4.39 in his 18 starts and 1-1, 2.56 in his 18relief apps...converted all 4 save chances and stranded 6-11 inherited baserunners...opposing batters hit .261overall, including .223 by lefthanders and .272 by righthanders...when pitching out of the bullpen, opponentshit just .186...was the starting pitcher in KC's second game of the season...was a candidate to start OpeningDay but lost a coin flip by manager Tony Pena...Runelvys Hernandez started the opener instead...made all18 of his starts in his first 19 apps of the season...the Royals went 9-9 in his starts...on 5/12 at Min recordeda career-high 8 strikeouts...threw a scoreless inning in his first relief outing of the year, on 7/13 at Tex in theRoyals' final game before All-Star break...made 2 starts after the break, including a victory in his last start on7/23 at Min in which he threw 5.0 shutout innings...beginning with a relief outing on 7/30 vs WSox would pitch2007 HighsStrikeouts: 2 (10x), Last: 9/29 vs Ari; Walks: 2 (4x), Last: 8/23vs Pit; IP (start): None; IP (relief): 2.0 (2x), 4/20 vs SD & 5/21at Ari; Winning Streak: 3g, 5/25-6/9; Losing Streak: 2g, 7/15-8/16; Low-hit CG: None; Hits (batting): No plate appsCareer HighsStrikeouts: 8, 5/12/03 at Min; Walks: 6 (2x), 5/4/06 at Min &5/17/06 at Cle; IP (start): 7.1, 5/7/04 at Bos; IP (relief): 4.0,6/23/06 vs Mil; Winning Streak: 3g (2x), 5/28-8/31, 2004 &8/5-8/14, 2006; Losing Streak: 4g, 5/8-6/8, 2002; Low-hit CG:None; Hits (batting): 1 (2x), 6/8/03 at Col & 6/22/03 at StL out of the bullpen the rest of the season...on 9/2 at Tex allowed 6 runs on 7 hits in 1.0 innings...in his other17 relief apps of the season posted a 0.88era...in August allowed just 1 run in 15.0 innings (0.60era)...on 8/3vs TB recorded his first Major League save.
In his first Major League debut made the Opening Day roster and spent the season with the Royals...went 3-4, 4.64 in 7 starts and 27 relief aps...went 0-4, 5.45 as a starter and 3-0, 4.03 in relief...from 6/9-7/31was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger...from 7/24-7/31 made 3 apps, all starts, duringa rehab stint at Class AA Wichita...began the season in KC's bullpen but in consecutive apps from 5/3-6/8made all 7 of his starts...posted a 6.87era at home and a 2.63era on the road...did not convert his only saveopportunity...stranded 13-21 inherited baserunners...in 7 relief apps in April, his first month in the big leagues,posted a 2.60era...on 4/6 vs WSox threw 2.0 innings in his Major League debut, allowing a run...struck outhis first career batter faced (Kenny Lofton)...in the Royals' 8-2 victory on 4/24 vs Det threw 3.2 hitless inningsin relief to earn his first career win...joined the starting rotation at the beginning of May...on 5/3 at Bal madehis first career start, allowed 1 run in 4.0 innings and left the game with a 2-1 lead...made his final start on6/8 vs StL and went on the DL the next day with the blister on his left middle finger...was reinstated from theDL on 8/2 and in his first 9 apps back through 8/24 posted a 2.77era...beginning 8/27 posted a 6.91era in hislast 11 apps of the season to finish with a 4.64era.
At Class AA Wichita was selected to participate in the Texas League All-Star Game and was namedto the post-season All-Star team...following the season was named to the Arizona Fall League Top ProspectTeam.
Went 5-15 for Wilmington, leading both the Royals organization and the Carolina League in losses...had 17 wild pitches.
In his first campaign in a full season league, compiled a 3.83 ERA in 27 games/24 starts for Charleston, W.V. of the South Atlantic League.
Saw his first action in High-A ball, pitching in six games with three starts for Lansing of the Midwest League...spent most of the year with the Gulf Coast Royals.
Went 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 10 games/nine starts in the Gulf Coast League, making his pro debut...signed by Jeff McKay and Greg Smith.