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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
60.0 3.83 1.29 39 3 3 0 0.5
Birth Date2-19-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 9 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.62013
1.22014
0.12015
1.72016
0.52017
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
2012 SFN MLB 12 0 12.3 0 0 0 19 2 8 0 .255 100 13.9 1.5 0.0 5.8 67% .422 .306 1.70 2.80 5.84 111 6.27 143.7 -0.2
2013 OAK MLB 33 0 39.0 2 0 0 42 6 27 0 .267 93 9.7 1.4 0.0 6.2 56% .333 .224 1.23 2.15 1.38 97 3.42 81.9 0.6
2014 OAK MLB 72 0 86.7 8 2 1 80 15 45 4 .259 95 8.3 1.6 0.4 4.7 58% .269 .243 1.10 3.31 2.28 100 3.39 83.3 1.2
2015 OAK MLB 41 0 46.7 2 4 0 64 6 28 7 .267 97 12.3 1.2 1.4 5.4 50% .354 .309 1.50 4.36 6.75 105 4.61 107.7 0.1
2016 CLE MLB 62 0 70.7 5 1 1 54 10 57 2 .253 114 6.9 1.3 0.3 7.3 64% .260 .188 0.91 2.28 1.53 87 2.92 64.7 1.7
2017 CLE MLB 52 0 60.0 3 0 0 63 9 38 6 .258 107 9.4 1.4 0.9 5.7 65% .302 .231 1.20 3.61 2.85 99 4.41 93.9 0.5
CareerMLB2720315.320723224820319.2601029.21.40.55.859%.302.2401.173.132.91983.7886.93.7

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-
2007 SLO A- 22 0 22.3 0 0 19 12 0 15 1 .262 108 4.8 0.0 0.4 6.1 61% .171 .149 0.54 2.90 1.21 86 3.17 92.6
2008 AUG A 25 0 27.0 0 0 18 22 4 26 0 .258 94 7.3 1.3 0.0 8.7 63% .278 .203 0.96 2.07 0.33 78 2.70 87.5
2008 SJO A+ 27 0 27.0 1 1 16 34 3 23 1 .264 89 11.3 1.0 0.3 7.7 56% .358 .322 1.37 3.10 3.67 94 3.22 94.7
2009 NRW AA 39 0 39.0 0 3 19 40 10 31 0 .262 91 9.2 2.3 0.0 7.2 59% .333 .225 1.28 2.46 1.15 86 3.40 97.1
2010 SJO A+ 10 0 13.3 3 0 0 11 1 11 2 .251 108 7.4 0.7 1.4 7.4 53% .250 .194 0.90 4.25 4.06 90 3.41 96.7
2010 GIA Rk 9 0 10.7 2 0 1 7 1 7 0 .261 95 5.9 0.8 0.0 5.9 62% .167 .188 0.75 3.22 0.00 93 4.08 101.4
2011 RIC AA 23 0 38.0 2 1 1 34 4 40 0 .271 83 8.1 0.9 0.0 9.5 61% .318 .202 1.00 1.77 1.42 75 2.24 86.7
2011 FRE AAA 33 0 36.0 2 3 12 38 7 36 4 .271 102 9.5 1.8 1.0 9.0 45% .318 .258 1.25 3.80 3.25 79 1.86 73.3
2012 SFN MLB 12 0 12.3 0 0 0 19 2 8 0 .255 100 13.9 1.5 0.0 5.8 67% .422 .306 1.70 2.80 5.84 111 6.27 143.7
2012 FRE AAA 48 0 62.0 5 5 0 70 8 45 4 .269 103 10.2 1.2 0.6 6.5 56% .333 .251 1.26 3.58 2.90 92 1.94 76.6
2013 OAK MLB 33 0 39.0 2 0 0 42 6 27 0 .267 93 9.7 1.4 0.0 6.2 56% .333 .224 1.23 2.15 1.38 97 3.42 81.9
2013 SAC AAA 23 0 27.3 1 0 15 14 1 22 0 .267 93 4.6 0.3 0.0 7.2 63% .187 .153 0.55 2.17 0.99 86 2.29 80.7
2014 OAK MLB 72 0 86.7 8 2 1 80 15 45 4 .259 95 8.3 1.6 0.4 4.7 58% .269 .243 1.10 3.31 2.28 100 3.39 83.3
2015 OAK MLB 41 0 46.7 2 4 0 64 6 28 7 .267 97 12.3 1.2 1.4 5.4 50% .354 .309 1.50 4.36 6.75 105 4.61 107.7
2015 NAS AAA 15 2 27.7 2 0 0 23 4 19 1 .274 86 7.5 1.3 0.3 6.2 60% .262 .199 0.98 3.12 1.95 93 3.02 91.7
2016 CLE MLB 62 0 70.7 5 1 1 54 10 57 2 .253 114 6.9 1.3 0.3 7.3 64% .260 .188 0.91 2.28 1.53 87 2.92 64.7
2017 CLE MLB 52 0 60.0 3 0 0 63 9 38 6 .258 107 9.4 1.4 0.9 5.7 65% .302 .231 1.20 3.61 2.85 99 4.41 93.9

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
2012 182 0.5659 0.4890 0.8090 0.6602 0.2658 0.8529 0.6667 0.1910
2013 578 0.5121 0.4775 0.8514 0.6047 0.3440 0.9274 0.7113 0.1486
2014 1188 0.5320 0.4865 0.8426 0.5965 0.3615 0.9098 0.7164 0.1574
2015 719 0.5118 0.4951 0.8399 0.6359 0.3476 0.8974 0.7295 0.1601
2016 990 0.4970 0.4980 0.8357 0.6443 0.3534 0.8864 0.7443 0.1643
2017 853 0.5135 0.5334 0.8462 0.6918 0.3663 0.8944 0.7500 0.1538
Career45100.51640.49820.84110.63490.35230.89970.72830.1589

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
2010-04-05 2010-08-04 Minors 121 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2009-07-27 2009-09-19 Minors 54 0 Right Arm Soreness -
2009-07-27 2009-09-08 Minors 43 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $1,055,000
2016 CLE $520,000
2015 OAK $512,500
2014 OAK $502,500
2013 OAK $
2012 SFN $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,015,000
2017Current$1,055,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$3,070,000
5 yrTotal$3,070,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 124 dACES1 year/$1.055M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.055M (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Oakland 11/3/15. Acquired by Cleveland in trade 12/18/15 after being DFA by Philadelphia 12/12/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from San Francisco 3/26/13. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 3/29/13 after being DFA by NY Yankees 3/27/13. DFA by Oakland 4/5/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/7/13. Contract selected by Oakland 6/14/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/19/11. Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2007 (21-644) (South Florida).

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
20183321047050521538757.2981.354.434.749.42.76.91.30.2
20193421038040421334657.2991.364.534.859.42.97.61.30.1
20203521050053491543757.2771.224.284.588.42.67.31.20.3
20213621046049491640757.2961.344.434.749.13.07.41.30.2
20223721045048441439557.2751.224.004.288.32.67.40.90.4
20233821037039401231657.2951.334.564.889.22.87.21.40.1
2024391001701820614357.3171.444.654.9710.03.07.01.50.0
2025401001201314612257.3261.545.025.379.74.28.31.4-0.0

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Ryan Mattheus 2016 0.00 DNP
2 87 Brad Ziegler 2012 2.75
3 85 Saul Rivera 2010 22.09
4 81 Jared Burton 2013 3.95
5 80 Mike Fetters 1997 3.84
6 79 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
7 79 Cesar Ramos 2016 6.61
8 79 John Franco 1993 5.94
9 79 Sean Green 2011 6.17
10 79 Doug Corbett 1985 6.65
11 79 Mike Adams 2011 1.59
12 78 Joe Smith 2016 3.60
13 78 Mike Koplove 2009 0.00 DNP
14 77 Tom Wilhelmsen 2016 6.99
15 77 Gary Lavelle 1981 4.52
16 77 Mike Maddux 1994 5.11
17 77 Mike Henneman 1994 7.01
18 77 Heath Bell 2010 2.19
19 77 Justin Hampson 2012 3.60
20 77 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
21 77 Kent Tekulve 1979 3.22
22 77 Geoff Geary 2009 8.55
23 77 Dan Kolb 2007 9.00
24 77 Mike Marshall 1975 3.79 DNP
25 77 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
26 77 Rafael Perez 2014 0.00 DNP
27 76 Bob Stanley 1987 5.60
28 76 Fernando Rodriguez 2016 4.20
29 76 Jumbo Diaz 2016 4.50
30 76 Dane De La Rosa 2015 0.00 DNP
31 76 Josh Kinney 2011 6.62
32 76 Fred Gladding 1968 17.18
33 76 Chad Bradford 2007 3.90
34 75 Matt Wise 2008 6.43
35 75 Jim Johnson 2015 4.72
36 75 Peter Moylan 2011 3.24
37 75 Jean Machi 2014 2.58
38 75 Jim Mecir 2002 4.79
39 75 Mike Timlin 1998 2.95
40 75 Brian Tallet 2010 6.87
41 75 Chad Paronto 2008 4.35
42 75 Mark Eichhorn 1993 3.34
43 75 Clay Carroll 1973 4.66
44 75 Kameron Loe 2014 0.00 DNP
45 75 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
46 75 Evan Meek 2015 0.00 DNP
47 75 Ken Forsch 1979 3.39
48 75 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
49 75 Hoyt Wilhelm 1955 4.75
50 74 Chris Sampson 2010 6.53
51 74 Bob Wickman 2001 2.53
52 74 Danys Baez 2010 5.85
53 74 Casey Janssen 2014 4.34
54 74 Terry Forster 1984 3.04
55 74 Ryan Dempster 2009 4.23
56 74 Braden Looper 2007 5.14
57 74 Dave Smith 1987 1.95
58 74 Scot Shields 2008 4.12
59 74 Jack Taschner 2010 6.41
60 74 Sparky Lyle 1977 2.76
61 73 Bob Locker 1970 4.09
62 73 Clem Labine 1959 4.36
63 73 Jeff Russell 1994 5.53
64 73 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
65 73 Jason Bulger 2011 3.86
66 73 Burke Badenhop 2015 4.07
67 73 Kevin Gregg 2010 3.66
68 73 Jason Christiansen 2002 5.40
69 73 Dale Thayer 2013 3.60
70 73 Tim Dillard 2016 0.00 DNP
71 73 Tippy Martinez 1982 3.69
72 72 Francisco Cordero 2007 3.27
73 72 John Parrish 2010 3.00
74 72 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
75 72 Roy Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
76 72 Wil Ledezma 2013 0.00 DNP
77 72 Tim Burke 1991 4.16
78 72 Heathcliff Slocumb 1998 5.32
79 72 Todd Jones 2000 3.94
80 72 LaTroy Hawkins 2005 4.15
81 72 Ramon Hernandez 1973 2.71
82 72 Carlos Almanzar 2006 0.00 DNP
83 72 Justin Miller 2010 4.44
84 71 Ramon Ramirez 2014 0.00
85 71 Sean Marshall 2015 0.00 DNP
86 71 Marcos Mateo 2016 0.00 DNP
87 71 Scott Rice 2014 5.93
88 71 Lindy McDaniel 1968 3.31
89 71 Jeff Fassero 1995 4.86
90 71 Tony Fossas 1990 7.06
91 71 Jim Brosnan 1962 3.76 DNP
92 71 Hector Carrasco 2002 0.00 DNP
93 71 Ramon Troncoso 2015 0.00 DNP
94 71 Bruce Ruffin 1996 4.65
95 71 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
96 71 Brandon League 2015 0.00 DNP
97 71 Matt Lindstrom 2012 3.26
98 71 Ricardo Rincon 2002 4.50
99 71 Casey Fien 2016 5.49
100 71 Matt Guerrier 2011 4.21

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .238 .284 .336 .226
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .270 .355 .225
18 Split (Multi) -.015 .014 -.019 .001
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .197 .248 .274 .183
31 vs R (2016) .223 .234 .295 .192
38 Split (2016) -.026 .014 -.021 -.010
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 After two years as a key bullpen cog for the A's, Dan Otero turned into a punching bag, the unfortunate sinkerballer whose ball doesn't sink until it's on the other side of the outfield fence.
2015 "Book 'em" Dan Otero is a worm-burning machine thanks to a heavy sinker that batters struggle to lift. He didn't surrender a home run for the first 63 innings of his career, and, at 29, finally managed to spend a full year with the luxuries of big-league life (per diem above McDonald's grade; bed bug-free hotels; games in real cities like Milwaukee rather than third-rate podunks like Las Vegas). He only throws two speeds with his three-pitch repertoire, and he relies on the sinker to fuel an extreme pitch-to-contact approach (18 percent Three True Outcome rate last year). The risky strategy has paid off to the tune of a 2.01 ERA across 125 innings over the past two seasons, a nod to Otero's excellent command fueled by a repeatable release point from his low-three-quarter arm slot.
2014 The sinkerballing sidearmer was allergic to true outcomes in 2013. This includes striking out few batters, but his penchant for worm-burners kept the damage to a minimum. The 29-year-old with impeccable command steadily earned trust from Bob Melvin as the year went on, culminating in four appearances in the ALDS. (True to form, he struck out just two of 21 batters while inducing 12 grounders. No runs, allowed, natch.) Had Billy Beane simply let Grant Balfour move on to greener ($$$) pastures and bumped everyone in the remaining bullpen up a notch, Otero might have found himself with a nice seventh-inning role on Opening Day 2014. Instead, Beane did Beane Things and acquired Jim Johnson and Luke Gregerson, so Otero will have to scrap for high-leverage work once again.
2013 Danny Otero avoids walks, but he caught too much plate in his limited big-league stint and was quite hittable.
2010 The latest sleight-of-hand reliever from the farm might be Dan Otero, at least if he can keep hitting his spots.

BP Articles

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 30: The Cleveland ShowBryan Grosnick2017-09-14
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Playoff Prospectus: Who Wore It Best?Trevor Strunk2016-11-02
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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cubs vs. IndiansAaron Gleeman2016-10-25
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Playoff Prospectus: Take a Loss, Save a BullpenKate Morrison2016-10-19
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 22Mike Gianella2016-08-30
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What You Need to Know: This Is How You Use Andrew MillerNicolas Stellini2016-08-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should be the concern level with the Indians pitching staff? Klubers work load, Salazar and Carrasco injuries. Bauers inconsistencies. What gives?
(Dave from Cleveland)
There's definitely reason to worry about Carrasco and Salazar from a durability standpoint, but if healthy I think they're each among the top 20 pitchers in the league. I've mostly given up on Bauer being in that same category, although he's not without upside still. Their rotation depth could be an issue, but that's not really unique to the Indians. As long as Kluber is making 30-plus starts and they get, say, 300 innings from the Carrasco/Salazar combo, it'll be one of the best rotations in the league. I can't see a bullpen with Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Dan Otero, and Boone Logan for a full season being anything but excellent. (Aaron Gleeman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Dan Otero has thrown 4,862 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Change (83mph) and Slider (82mph).