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Portrait of Gerardo Concepcion

Gerardo Concepcion PCubs

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
53.0 5.31 1.49 33 2 1 1 -0.8
Birth Date2-29-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 7 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
2014
2015
-0.02016
0.02017
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
2016 CHN MLB 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .288 87 7.7 3.9 0.0 7.7 14% .286 .328 1.29 2.75 3.86 100 6.43 142.4 -0.0
CareerMLB302.30002120.288877.73.90.07.714%.286.3281.292.753.861006.43142.4-0.0

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-
2012 PEO A 12 12 52.3 2 6 0 70 30 28 6 .257 99 12.0 5.2 1.0 4.8 42% .346 .329 1.91 5.60 7.39 138 12.99 136.6
2013 CUB Rk 2 2 3.7 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 .271 88 2.5 9.8 0.0 4.9 40% .100 .223 1.36 7.00 0.00 122 7.54 128.8
2014 KNC A 19 0 41.7 2 2 0 38 15 38 1 .264 97 8.2 3.2 0.2 8.2 51% .308 .261 1.27 3.33 3.89 101 4.13 102.4
2014 DAY A+ 8 0 15.3 2 0 1 8 6 14 0 .242 102 4.7 3.5 0.0 8.2 46% .205 .188 0.91 2.92 1.17 100 3.94 100.4
2014 CUB Rk 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 .000 3.4 6.8 0.0 10.1 0% .143 .000 1.12 5.14 6.75 104 4.83 107.4
2015 MYR A+ 7 0 12.7 0 2 1 9 8 14 0 .259 100 6.4 5.7 0.0 9.9 52% .273 .259 1.34 2.93 3.55 102 3.88 101.7
2015 TEN AA 31 0 31.7 0 1 0 45 29 25 4 .269 98 12.8 8.2 1.1 7.1 47% .376 .365 2.34 6.11 8.24 135 10.03 140.2
2016 CHN MLB 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .288 87 7.7 3.9 0.0 7.7 14% .286 .328 1.29 2.75 3.86 100 6.43 142.4
2016 TEN AA 10 0 17.7 1 0 0 5 4 17 0 .265 2.5 2.0 0.0 8.7 54% .128 .121 0.51 2.41 0.00 87 2.77 89.2
2016 IOW AAA 32 0 42.0 2 4 1 57 24 35 6 .266 12.2 5.1 1.3 7.5 42% .378 .340 1.93 5.76 7.29 125 9.54 132.4
2017 TEN AA 7 0 7.7 1 0 0 9 5 5 2 .246 10.6 5.9 2.3 5.9 29% .318 .357 1.83 7.54 5.87 123 7.03 172.6

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
2016 45 0.4444 0.4222 0.7895 0.6000 0.2800 0.8333 0.7143 0.2105
Career450.44440.42220.78950.60.280.83330.71430.2105

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
2014-05-21 2014-06-30 Minors 40 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-08-15 2013-08-30 Minors 15 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-07-19 2013-07-31 Minors 12 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-07-11 2012-09-05 Minors 56 51 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-04-05 2012-04-24 Minors 19 18 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $1,200,000
2015 CHN $1,200,000
2014 CHN $1,200,000
2013 CHN $1,200,000
2012 CHN $1,200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$6,000,000
5 yrTotal$6,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 6 dJaime Torres5 years/$6M (2012-16)

Details
  • 5 years/$6M (2012-16). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/11/12. $3M signing bonus. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 12/21/12. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/21/16. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/16.

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
20182610018027281625440.3271.635.286.099.35.38.31.3-0.3
20192710017025241526340.3371.584.635.348.85.59.51.1-0.1
20202810021031231630340.2741.264.164.796.74.68.70.90.1
20212911130044392749640.3191.514.595.298.05.610.11.2-0.1
20223010021030261933440.3051.484.825.567.75.69.81.2-0.1
20233110026039352640540.3111.564.955.708.16.09.21.2-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 92)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 97 Brandon Cooney 2011 0.00 DNP
2 96 Chris Chavez 2010 0.00 DNP
3 95 Thomas Harlan 2015 0.00 DNP
4 95 Steven Gruver 2014 0.00 DNP
5 95 Sam Dyson 2013 9.82
6 95 Kevin Shackelford 2014 0.00 DNP
7 95 Thomas Lee 2015 0.00 DNP
8 95 Madison Younginer 2016 6.43
9 94 Jason Glushon 2010 0.00 DNP
10 94 Alex Sogard 2013 0.00 DNP
11 94 Austin Maddox 2016 0.00 DNP
12 94 Dennis O'Grady 2014 0.00 DNP
13 94 Trey Barham 2011 0.00 DNP
14 94 Jason Van Skike 2014 0.00 DNP
15 94 Efrain Nieves 2015 0.00 DNP
16 94 Pedro Vidal 2013 0.00 DNP
17 94 Randy Henry 2015 0.00 DNP
18 93 Kyle Hansen 2016 0.00 DNP
19 93 Jefri Hernandez 2016 0.00 DNP
20 93 Pat Doyle 2013 0.00 DNP
21 93 Daniel Calhoun 2012 0.00 DNP
22 93 Dustin Molleken 2010 0.00 DNP
23 93 Austin Hudson 2013 0.00 DNP
24 93 Ryan Acosta 2014 0.00 DNP
25 93 Carlos Sencion 2010 0.00 DNP
26 93 Corey Baker 2015 0.00 DNP
27 93 Matthew Shepherd 2015 0.00 DNP
28 93 Tyson Corley 2011 0.00 DNP
29 92 Hector Nelo 2012 0.00 DNP
30 92 Spencer Steedley 2010 0.00 DNP
31 92 Griffin Murphy 2016 0.00 DNP
32 92 Tripp Davis 2016 0.00 DNP
33 92 Mike Hart 2012 0.00 DNP
34 92 Rommie Lewis 2008 0.00 DNP
35 92 Kyle Kraus 2015 0.00 DNP
36 92 Darin Downs 2010 0.00 DNP
37 92 Zach Samuels 2012 0.00 DNP
38 92 Rob Waite 2012 0.00 DNP
39 92 Joseph Krebs 2010 0.00 DNP
40 92 Alan Busenitz 2016 0.00 DNP
41 92 Kyle Bellamy 2013 0.00 DNP
42 92 Patrick McCoy 2014 3.86
43 92 Mitch Herold 2011 0.00 DNP
44 92 Aaron Cotter 2009 0.00 DNP
45 91 Jeremy Papelbon 2008 0.00 DNP
46 91 Eric Marzec 2013 0.00 DNP
47 91 Edgar Ibarra 2014 0.00 DNP
48 91 Erik Turgeon 2012 0.00 DNP
49 91 Joe Bisenius 2008 0.00 DNP
50 91 Kyle Woodruff 2011 0.00 DNP
51 91 Wilton Lopez 2009 9.78
52 91 Matt Langwell 2011 0.00 DNP
53 91 Jason Townsend 2014 0.00 DNP
54 91 Christian Castorri 2009 0.00 DNP
55 91 Michael Lee 2012 0.00 DNP
56 91 Jose Molina 2016 0.00 DNP
57 91 Sheldon McDonald 2014 0.00 DNP
58 91 T.J. Large 2008 0.00 DNP
59 91 Jeffrey Lorick 2013 0.00 DNP
60 91 Zach Dials 2011 0.00 DNP
61 91 Mike Adams 2016 0.00 DNP
62 91 Nelson Gonzalez 2015 0.00 DNP
63 91 Joe Testa 2011 0.00 DNP
64 91 Jose Casilla 2014 0.00 DNP
65 91 Lee Tabor 2010 0.00 DNP
66 91 Jon Keck 2013 0.00 DNP
67 91 Ryne Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
68 91 Ryan Kelly 2013 0.00 DNP
69 91 Zach Osborne 2013 0.00 DNP
70 91 Alan DeRatt 2011 0.00 DNP
71 91 Ryan McKeller 2009 0.00 DNP
72 91 Chris Kirkland 2011 0.00 DNP
73 91 Colin Bates 2013 0.00 DNP
74 91 Nick Christiani 2013 2.25
75 91 Justin Mace 2011 0.00 DNP
76 91 Chris Leroux 2009 10.80
77 91 Josh Wahpepah 2010 0.00 DNP
78 91 Kevin Brandt 2015 0.00 DNP
79 91 Rob Musgrave 2011 0.00 DNP
80 91 Bradley Stone 2009 0.00 DNP
81 91 Thomas Shirley 2014 0.00 DNP
82 91 Dean Kiekhefer 2014 0.00 DNP
83 91 Ryan Demmin 2013 0.00 DNP
84 91 Brant Rustich 2010 0.00 DNP
85 91 Brett Gerritse 2016 0.00 DNP
86 91 Matt Hobgood 2016 0.00 DNP
87 91 Rafael Pineda 2016 0.00 DNP
88 90 Jorge Rondon 2013 0.00 DNP
89 90 Eduardo Figueroa 2014 0.00 DNP
90 90 Yonata Ortega 2012 0.00 DNP
91 90 Justin Thomas 2016 0.00 DNP
92 90 Jose Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
93 90 Dakota Watts 2013 0.00 DNP
94 90 Martire Garcia 2015 0.00 DNP
95 90 Brendan Lafferty 2011 0.00 DNP
96 90 Jay Buente 2009 0.00 DNP
97 90 Steven Richard 2010 0.00 DNP
98 90 Bobby Bramhall 2011 0.00 DNP
99 90 Brian Garman 2014 0.00 DNP
100 90 Jose Valdez 2014 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .286 .400 .315
11 vs R (Multi) .333 .333 .667 .357
18 Split (Multi) -.133 -.048 -.267 -.042
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .200 .286 .400 .315
31 vs R (2016) .333 .333 .667 .357
38 Split (2016) -.133 -.048 -.267 -.042
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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).
2013 Signed out of Cuba, Concepcion is still very raw, and 12 games in the low minors isn't enough to tell us much of anything about how well he'll transition to the majors. What we know isn't kind, though: It's never exactly good news when a guy walks more hitters than he strikes out. The scouting reports haven't been any kinder than his stats, with some already talking about a move to relief pitching for the young lefty.
2012 In March, the Cubs signed 20-year-old Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion to a deal worth about $6 million, and the polished lefty--good control of his fastball, decent depth on his curve--could move quickly through Chicago's system. His upside is limited, even if he does add some heft to his slender frame and velocity to his high-80s fastball. Kevin Goldstein left Concepcion off his top 101 prospects, and thinks he'd be a second-round pick who would get less than $1 million if he were an American. Still, Concepcion gives the Cubs something they totally lacked: A left-handed pitching prospect.

BP Articles

Gerardo Concepcion is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Raw Projection: Ep. 01 - Short Anthems, Short GamesTucker Blair2015-05-05
Raw Projection: Ep. 01 - Short Anthems, Short GamesCJ Wittmann2015-05-05
Raw Projection: Ep. 01 - Short Anthems, Short GamesMauricio Rubio2015-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: The 10,786 Miles Not Technically Traveled By Sandy Rosario Matthew Kory2013-02-19
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 6Kevin Goldstein2012-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 30Kevin Goldstein2012-05-01
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 25Kevin Goldstein2012-04-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will this year be the rookie season of the greatest Cuban born player of all time? Is that too high of a mountain to climb? Or only a mountain too high to accurately see over?
(Paul from DC)
Out of curiosity, I used the Baseball-Reference Play Index to find the top 5 Cuban-born players by WAR.

1. Rafael Palmeiro 66.1
2. Luis Tiant 61.8
3. Tony Perez 50.1
4. Bert Campaneris 49.2
5. Minnie Minoso 47.5

That seems really ambitious for Gerardo Concepcion.

Unless you meant Puig. Then it's still really ambitious. (Zachary Levine)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Gerardo Concepcion has thrown 118 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Curve (78mph), Cutter (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph).