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Portrait of Luke Farrell

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
26.0 4.57 1.31 4 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-7-1991
Height6' 6"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
2016
-0.12017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 CIN 0 9 0 10.3 0 0 0 5 7 7 1 .258 96 4.4 6.1 0.9 6.1 38% .143 .207 1.16 5.11 2.61 105 5.33 113.5 -0.0
2017 KCA 0 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 7 3 2 1 .260 103 23.6 10.1 3.4 6.8 38% .500 .419 3.75 9.88 16.88 121 7.52 159.9 -0.1
2017 TOT MLB 10 1 13.0 0 0 0 12 10 9 2 .259 98 8.3 6.9 1.4 6.2 38% .250 .270 1.69 6.08 5.54 110 5.78 123.8 -0.1
CareerMLB10113.0000121092.259988.36.91.46.238%.250.2701.696.085.541105.78123.8-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 IDA Rk 10 10 43.3 1 3 0 52 15 45 5 .259 108 10.8 3.1 1.0 9.3 51% .383 .274 1.55 4.88 6.65 89 2.78 92.6
2014 LEX A 23 19 108.0 2 12 1 117 47 102 13 .261 105 9.8 3.9 1.1 8.5 43% .324 .283 1.52 4.62 5.25 101 4.40 103.4
2014 NWA AA 2 2 11.7 0 1 0 11 2 11 2 .264 98 8.5 1.5 1.5 8.5 32% .281 .258 1.11 3.97 6.17 92 3.37 94.3
2015 WIL A+ 7 3 29.7 2 0 2 27 6 41 0 .260 97 8.2 1.8 0.0 12.4 44% .380 .230 1.11 1.39 3.03 68 1.28 76.1
2015 NWA AA 19 16 93.3 5 3 0 89 29 65 7 .258 100 8.6 2.8 0.7 6.3 40% .285 .256 1.26 3.93 3.09 100 3.81 99.2
2016 OMA AAA 19 14 91.0 6 3 0 85 40 78 12 .271 96 8.4 4.0 1.2 7.7 42% .283 .275 1.37 5.10 3.76 103 4.35 103.1
2016 ROY Rk 2 0 6.7 1 0 0 4 3 12 0 .259 5.4 4.0 0.0 16.2 54% .308 .197 1.05 1.86 1.35 82 2.16 87.1
2017 CIN MLB 9 0 10.3 0 0 0 5 7 7 1 .258 96 4.4 6.1 0.9 6.1 38% .143 .207 1.16 5.11 2.61 105 5.33 113.5
2017 KCA MLB 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 7 3 2 1 .260 103 23.6 10.1 3.4 6.8 38% .500 .419 3.75 9.88 16.88 121 7.52 159.9
2017 LOU AAA 4 3 14.7 1 2 0 14 11 18 2 .256 103 8.6 6.8 1.2 11.0 29% .308 .300 1.70 5.10 9.82 114 6.06 138.1
2017 OKL AAA 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 4 2 5 0 .252 114 7.7 3.9 0.0 9.6 36% .286 .219 1.29 2.86 3.86 101 10.24 197.5
2017 OMA AAA 17 16 97.3 7 4 0 89 33 94 13 .270 99 8.2 3.1 1.2 8.7 34% .288 .260 1.25 4.60 4.07 101 4.81 92.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2017 246 0.4878 0.4553 0.7589 0.6667 0.2540 0.7875 0.6875 0.2411
Career2460.48780.45530.75890.66670.2540.78750.68750.2411

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $
2017 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 31 d2018

Details
  • 2018
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Kansas City 7/1/17. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade 7/28/17 after being DFA by Kansas City 7/24/17. Claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from LA Dodgers 8/9/17. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Cincinnati 10/4/17.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2013 (6-174) (Northwestern). $75,000 signing bonus ($0.2525M slot).

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2018275702418123115741322036.2961.544.875.448.45.49.71.5-0.0
2019286802721141130861492036.2951.534.695.248.35.59.51.30.2
20202945019149993611061436.3001.564.735.288.55.59.61.30.1
2021304501814949054991236.3071.544.545.078.65.29.51.20.3
2022314501713878257931436.2961.605.095.698.55.99.71.5-0.2
2023325702317119120661172136.3011.565.075.669.15.08.81.6-0.3

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9 95 Andrew Ferguson 2015 0.00 DNP
10 95 Tyler Pill 2016 0.00 DNP
11 95 Bruce Billings 2012 0.00 DNP
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13 95 Terry Doyle 2012 0.00 DNP
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15 95 Kevin Pucetas 2011 0.00 DNP
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17 95 Albert Suarez 2016 4.50
18 95 Brent Suter 2016 2.16
19 95 A.J. Schugel 2015 13.00
20 94 Asher Wojciechowski 2015 7.16
21 94 Travis Banwart 2012 0.00 DNP
22 94 Michael Madsen 2009 0.00 DNP
23 94 Polin Trinidad 2011 0.00 DNP
24 94 Jeremy Hefner 2012 5.19
25 94 Abe Alvarez 2009 0.00 DNP
26 94 Thad Weber 2011 0.00 DNP
27 94 James Simmons 2013 0.00 DNP
28 94 L.J. Gagnier 2011 0.00 DNP
29 94 Wes Roemer 2013 0.00 DNP
30 94 Ryan Mattheus 2010 0.00 DNP
31 94 Chris Cody 2010 0.00 DNP
32 94 Miguel Pinango 2009 0.00 DNP
33 94 Tobi Stoner 2011 0.00 DNP
34 94 Boone Whiting 2016 0.00 DNP
35 94 Zachary Nuding 2016 0.00 DNP
36 94 Ross Stripling 2016 4.18
37 94 Todd Redmond 2011 0.00 DNP
38 93 Yohan Pino 2010 0.00 DNP
39 93 Josh Smith 2014 0.00 DNP
40 93 Jorge Reyes 2014 0.00 DNP
41 93 Mike Ballard 2010 0.00 DNP
42 93 Ryan Edell 2010 0.00 DNP
43 93 Andres Santiago 2016 0.00 DNP
44 93 Brett Marshall 2016 0.00 DNP
45 93 Gus Schlosser 2015 0.00 DNP
46 93 Andrew Carraway 2013 0.00 DNP
47 93 Michael Antonini 2012 0.00 DNP
48 93 Amalio Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
49 93 Tom Koehler 2012 5.40
50 93 Austin Pruitt 2016 0.00 DNP
51 93 Red Patterson 2013 0.00 DNP
52 93 Cory Riordan 2012 0.00 DNP
53 93 Warwick Saupold 2016 7.45
54 93 Chase Anderson 2014 4.41
55 93 Joseph Biagini 2016 3.53
56 92 Jay Jackson 2014 0.00 DNP
57 92 Joseph Colon 2016 6.00
58 92 Gabriel Arias 2016 0.00 DNP
59 92 Cory Luebke 2011 3.48
60 92 Shane Komine 2007 4.70
61 92 Miguel Celestino 2016 0.00 DNP
62 92 Mike Bolsinger 2014 6.19
63 92 Merrill Kelly 2015 0.00 DNP
64 92 Frank Herrmann 2010 4.43
65 92 Steven Hensley 2013 0.00 DNP
66 92 Matt Wright 2008 0.00 DNP
67 92 Hung-Wen Chen 2012 0.00 DNP
68 92 Tim Atherton 2016 0.00 DNP
69 92 Nick Green 2011 0.00 DNP
70 92 Daryl Thompson 2012 0.00 DNP
71 92 Mark Serrano 2012 0.00 DNP
72 91 Alan Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
73 91 Brooks Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
74 91 Travis Chick 2010 0.00 DNP
75 91 Zachary Neal 2015 0.00 DNP
76 91 Jose Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
77 91 Heath Rollins 2011 0.00 DNP
78 91 Forrest Snow 2015 0.00 DNP
79 91 Rob Rasmussen 2015 10.57
80 91 Jesus Sanchez 2014 0.00 DNP
81 91 J.C. Sulbaran 2016 0.00 DNP
82 91 Matt Shoemaker 2013 0.00
83 91 Elih Villanueva 2013 0.00 DNP
84 91 Graham Godfrey 2011 5.04
85 91 Ariel Pena 2015 4.61
86 91 Thomas Collier 2016 0.00 DNP
87 91 Justin Cassel 2011 0.00 DNP
88 91 Felix Pena 2016 4.32
89 91 Derek Eitel 2014 0.00 DNP
90 91 Mike Esposito 2008 0.00 DNP
91 91 Sugar Ray Marimon 2015 7.36
92 91 Austin Hyatt 2012 0.00 DNP
93 91 Mike Parisi 2009 0.00 DNP
94 91 Josh Butler 2011 0.00 DNP
95 91 Chance Douglass 2010 0.00 DNP
96 91 Francisco Rosario 2007 5.47
97 91 Hiram Burgos 2014 0.00 DNP
98 91 Tyler Anderson 2016 3.94
99 91 David Welch 2009 0.00 DNP
100 91 Taylor Hill 2015 3.75

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Luke Farrell has thrown 287 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph) and Curve (77mph).