Carlos Zambrano Stats

Carlos Zambrano was born on Monday, June 1, 1981, in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela. Zambrano was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 20, 2001, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carlos Zambrano baseball stats page.

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"Carlos (Zambrano) can't accept and move on quickly from people getting hits off him. That's good, in a way. But what's going to make him great in the coming years — and hopefully he'll learn this — is that he can still win those 6-4 ballgames. He doesn't have to shut out everyone every time. I think he feels a great sense of obligation to us as a team because we lean on him. Even though we have all the trust in the world in our two through five starters, he's the one guy, when he walks on the mound, we have to have that game." - Teammate Mark DeRosa on ESPN.com (Jerry Crasnick, Cubs getting Zambrano's best at right time , 09/14/2007)

Carlos Zambrano

Carlos 'El Toro' Zambrano Autograph on a 2006 Upper Deck Baseball Almanac (#AF-CZ)

Carlos 'El Toro' Zambrano Autograph on a 2006 Upper Deck Baseball Almanac (#AF-CZ)

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Birth Name:
Carlos Alberto Zambrano
Nickname:
Big Z or El Toro (The Bull)
Born On:
06-01-1981  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Unidad Educativa Creacion (Puerto Cabello, Venezuela)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
275
First Game:
08-20-2001 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-21-2012
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Carlos Zambrano Pitching Stats

2001 20 Cubs 6 1 1 1 2 .333 15.26 0 0 0 7.2 42 11 13 13 2 8 0 4 1 1 0 0
2002 21 Cubs 32 16 3 4 8 .333 3.66 0 0 0 108.1 477 94 44 53 9 63 2 93 6 4 0 0
2003 22 Cubs 32 32 0 13 11 .542 3.11 3 1 0 214.0 907 188 74 88 9 94 12 168 6 10 1 0
2004 23 Cubs 31 31 0 16 8 .667 2.75 1 1 0 209.2 887 174 64 73 14 81 4 188 6 20 2 0
2005 24 Cubs 33 33 0 14 6 .700 3.26 2 0 0 223.1 909 170 81 88 21 86 3 202 7 8 0 0
2006 25 Cubs 33 33 0 16 7 .696 3.41 0 0 0 214.0 917 162 81 91 20 115 4 210 9 9 1 0
2007 26 Cubs 34 34 0 18 13 .581 3.95 1 0 0 216.1 925 187 95 100 23 101 4 177 3 14 0 0
2008 27 Cubs 30 30 0 14 6 .700 3.91 1 1 0 188.2 796 172 82 85 18 72 1 130 4 6 0 0
2009 28 Cubs 28 28 0 9 7 .563 3.77 1 1 0 169.1 733 155 71 78 10 78 6 152 7 9 0 0
2010 29 Cubs 36 20 2 11 6 .647 3.33 0 0 0 129.2 571 119 48 55 7 69 0 117 7 6 1 4
2011 30 Cubs 24 24 0 9 7 .563 4.82 0 0 0 145.2 634 154 78 80 19 56 4 101 1 5 0 0
2012 31 Marlins 35 20 9 7 10 .412 4.49 1 1 0 132.1 591 123 66 75 9 75 1 95 1 10 0 2
12 Years 354 302 15 132 91 .592 3.66 10 5 0 1,959.0 8,389 1,709 797 879 161 898 41 1,637 58 102 5 6

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Carlos Zambrano Hitting Stats

2001 20 Cubs 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 21 Cubs 32 30 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 0 .033 .033 .067
2003 22 Cubs 32 75 9 18 5 0 2 0 6 1 0 26 4 0 0 2 .240 .250 .387
2004 23 Cubs 31 70 8 16 1 0 1 0 5 3 0 29 8 1 0 2 .229 .257 .286
2005 24 Cubs 33 80 8 24 6 2 1 0 6 0 0 25 4 0 0 2 .300 .300 .463
2006 25 Cubs 35 73 9 11 0 0 6 0 11 1 0 27 5 1 0 2 .151 .160 .397
2007 26 Cubs 36 81 9 20 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 29 5 0 0 0 .247 .247 .346
2008 27 Cubs 37 83 9 28 4 1 4 0 14 0 0 24 2 0 0 4 .337 .337 .554
2009 28 Cubs 35 69 7 15 5 0 4 0 11 1 0 28 1 1 0 0 .217 .225 .464
2010 29 Cubs 42 52 5 12 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 15 2 1 0 0 .231 .255 .288
2011 30 Cubs 22 44 8 14 2 0 2 0 5 2 0 14 2 0 0 0 .318 .348 .500
2012 31 Marlins 35 34 3 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 2 .176 .176 .265
12 Years 376 693 75 165 26 3 24 0 71 10 0 240 35 4 0 14 .238 .248 .388

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Carlos Zambrano Fielding Stats

2001 Cubs P 6 1 23 2 0.3 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.35
2002 Cubs P 32 16 325 34 1.1 34 8 26 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.82
2003 Cubs P 32 32 642 69 2.2 65 19 46 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.73
2004 Cubs P 31 31 629 49 1.6 47 18 29 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.02
2005 Cubs P 33 33 669 57 1.7 55 21 34 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.22
2006 Cubs P 33 33 642 49 1.5 45 12 33 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .918 1.89
2007 Cubs P 34 34 648 49 1.4 48 20 28 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.00
2008 Cubs P 30 30 567 44 1.5 41 21 20 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .932 1.95
2009 Cubs P 28 28 507 45 1.6 42 19 23 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.24
2010 Cubs P 36 20 390 32 0.9 29 10 19 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .906 2.01
2011 Cubs P 24 24 435 21 0.9 20 8 12 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.24
2012 Marlins P 35 20 397 32 0.9 30 12 18 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.04
P Totals 354 302 5,874 483 1.4 458 168 290 25 29 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.11
12 Years 354 302 5,874 483 1.4 458 168 290 25 29 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.11

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Carlos Zambrano Miscellaneous Stats

2001 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 4.70 9.39
2002 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.48 7.73 5.23
2003 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 37.5 2.9 12.5 1.79 7.07 3.95
2004 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 70.0 2.4 14.0 2.32 8.07 3.48
2005 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 1 0 80.0 3.2 13.3 2.35 8.14 3.47
2006 Cubs 1 0 1.000 4 0 0 12.2 2.7 6.6 1.83 8.83 4.84
2007 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 0 0 40.5 2.8 16.2 1.75 7.36 4.20
2008 Cubs 0 0 .000 8 0 0 20.8 3.5 5.9 1.81 6.20 3.43
2009 Cubs 0 0 .000 7 0 0 17.3 2.5 6.3 1.95 8.08 4.15
2010 Cubs 0 0 .000 7 0 0 52.0 3.5 8.7 1.70 8.12 4.79
2011 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 22.0 3.1 8.8 1.80 6.24 3.46
2012 Marlins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 34.0 4.3 17.0 1.27 6.46 5.10
12 Years 1 0 1.000 29 1 0 28.9 2.9 9.8 1.82 7.52 4.13

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Carlos Alberto Zambrano was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Chicago Cubs (2001-2011) and Miami Marlins (2012). Big Z, his nickname, was as well-known for his skill with the bat, as he was with the ball, and he had the best batting average amongst National League pitchers in 2006 , 2008 , and 2009 , earning him three Silver Slugger Awards , including the first one ever won by a Cubs twirler !

When Carlos Zambrano hit six home runs in 2006 , he tied the record for most home runs in a single season by a Cubs pitcher, set originally by Fergie Jenkins . That same year, Big Z did not hit any doubles or triples, tying the Major League Baseball record for most home runs in a single season without any other type of extra base hit! Those who preceded him were Babe Ruth (1935), Carl Sawatski (1963), Earl Wilson (1965), Duke Sims (1965), Larry Hisle (1980), and Luis Medina (1988).

Carlos Zambrano not only set hitting records in 2006 , he also won 16 games, the most in the National League that season, a five-way tie ( Top 25 ). El Toro became the first pitcher from Venezuela to lead the National League in wins! [ Year by Year Leaders for Wins ]

Carlos Zambrano Rookie Baseball Card

Carlos Zambrano Rookie Baseball Card | 2000 Topps Baseball Card (#T29) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Did you know that Carlos Zambrano was the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a no-hitter in a neutral park? The Cubs versus Houston Astros game, on September 14, 2008 , was relocated from Houston, Texas, to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, due to Hurricane Ike, a category 4 storm that struck Haiti, Cuba, and Texas (killing nearly 200 people).

Carlos Zambrano No Hitter | September 14, 2008 | MLB Advanced Media, LP

Did you know that Carlos Zambrano hit twenty-three home runs in Chicago , the most ever by a Cubs pitcher? Too easy? Did you know that when he took the mound on April 5, 2010 , it was his sixth consecutive Opening Day starting assignment in Chicago , which is also the most by a Cubs pitcher?

Carlos Zambrano was incredibly expressive when he pitched. Over the course of his career, Big Z was ejected from five games ( July 19, 2004 , April 4, 2005 , April 26, 2005 , May 27, 2009 , August 12, 2011 ), suspended by the Cubs multiple times, suspended by Major League Baseball, and forced to take anger management classes. Share your memories on Baseball Fever , or on our Baseball Almanac Facebook Group .

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