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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
30.0 6.13 1.81 29 1 0 0 -0.5
Birth Date8-4-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 9 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22015
-0.12016
-0.62017
2018
-0.52019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 MIA MLB 23 0 25.0 2 1 0 17 13 18 1 92 6.1 4.7 0.4 6.5 39% .225 1.20 4.04 2.88 120 5.46 127.5 -0.2
2016 MIA MLB 32 0 33.0 4 2 0 27 16 32 2 92 7.4 4.4 0.5 8.7 31% .281 1.30 3.66 2.45 116 5.35 118.4 -0.1
2017 MIA MLB 42 0 44.7 1 1 0 48 35 48 7 93 9.7 7.1 1.4 9.7 38% .333 1.86 5.81 7.25 117 6.47 137.6 -0.6
CareerMLB970102.774092649810928.15.60.98.636%.2901.524.694.651175.86129.0-1.0

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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 JAM A- NYP 18 0 30.0 2 0 0 20 25 33 2 99 6.0 7.5 0.6 9.9 46% .250 1.50 4.69 2.40 0 0.00 0.0
2013 GRB A SAL 16 2 42.7 3 2 0 40 23 27 3 99 8.4 4.9 0.6 5.7 44% .280 1.48 5.37 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BAT A- NYP 6 1 19.3 1 2 0 16 9 21 0 101 7.4 4.2 0.0 9.8 34% .302 1.29 2.78 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MRL Rk GCL 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 94 0.0 9.0 0.0 12.0 33% .000 1.00 3.79 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 JUP A+ FSL 35 0 47.3 2 2 0 51 24 56 2 99 9.7 4.6 0.4 10.6 32% .371 1.58 3.27 4.75 102 4.02 87.6
2015 MIA MLB NL 23 0 25.0 2 1 0 17 13 18 1 92 6.1 4.7 0.4 6.5 39% .225 1.20 4.04 2.88 120 5.46 127.5
2015 JAX AA SOU 25 0 43.0 4 1 0 28 13 47 0 90 5.9 2.7 0.0 9.8 37% .259 0.95 2.09 2.51 87 2.45 58.1
2015 NWO AAA PCL 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 82 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 67% .000 0.00 2.09 0.00 63 2.52 54.3
2016 MIA MLB NL 32 0 33.0 4 2 0 27 16 32 2 92 7.4 4.4 0.5 8.7 31% .281 1.30 3.66 2.45 116 5.35 118.4
2016 NWO AAA PCL 32 0 34.7 1 0 2 17 26 54 2 4.4 6.8 0.5 14.0 31% .238 1.24 3.77 3.12 81 2.15 47.2
2017 MIA MLB NL 42 0 44.7 1 1 0 48 35 48 7 93 9.7 7.1 1.4 9.7 38% .333 1.86 5.81 7.25 117 6.47 137.6
2017 NWO AAA PCL 20 0 23.7 1 0 5 11 11 36 3 4.2 4.2 1.1 13.7 39% .186 0.93 3.84 2.28 68 2.20 46.4
2018 YAK A- NWL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100% .000 0.00 3.55 0.00 156 6.52 144.5
2018 WTN AA SOU 10 0 6.0 2 0 0 6 16 2 1 9.0 24.0 1.5 3.0 19% .250 3.67 16.86 31.50 171 11.86 251.7
2018 DIA Rk AZL 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.8 0% .000 0.00 -1.01 0.00 18 -1.53 -33.0
2019 PME AA EAS 9 0 11.7 1 0 1 5 10 16 1 3.9 7.7 0.8 12.3 40% .167 1.29 4.89 1.54 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 436 0.5413 0.4931 0.8140 0.6992 0.2500 0.8364 0.7400 0.1860
2016 558 0.5305 0.5054 0.7411 0.7128 0.2710 0.8199 0.5070 0.2589
2017 928 0.5032 0.4849 0.7111 0.7409 0.2256 0.7399 0.6154 0.2889
Career19220.51980.49270.74320.72330.24430.78500.61220.2568

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
2019 BOS $
2018 MIA $
2017 MIA $
2016 MIA $
2015 MIA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 76 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/1/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Miami 3/18. DFA by Miami 4/1/18. Released 4/8/18. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 4/23/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 7/28/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Renewed by Miami 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Miami 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Miami 8/3/15.
  • Drafted by Miami 2012 (16-497) (West Florida).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2 0.8 0.5 40 0 45.9 34 32 44 4 .249 1.45 4.37 4.85 1.0 0.1
80o 1.7 0.6 0.4 35 0 40.2 33 30 39 4 .264 1.57 4.86 5.38 -1.4 -0.2
70o 1.5 0.5 0.3 32 0 36.3 31 29 35 4 .274 1.65 5.22 5.78 -2.8 -0.3
60o 1.3 0.4 0.3 29 0 33.0 30 28 32 4 .284 1.73 5.54 6.13 -3.7 -0.4
50o 1.2 0.4 0.2 26 0 30.1 28 26 29 3 .292 1.81 5.84 6.46 -4.4 -0.5
40o 1 0.3 0.2 24 0 27.2 27 25 26 3 .301 1.89 6.16 6.79 -5.0 -0.5
30o 0.9 0.2 0.2 21 0 24.2 25 23 23 3 .311 1.98 6.50 7.17 -5.4 -0.6
20o 0.8 0.2 0.1 18 0 20.9 23 21 20 3 .322 2.09 6.91 7.61 -5.6 -0.6
10o 0.6 0.1 0.1 14 0 16.4 19 18 16 2 .338 2.24 7.51 8.26 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.10.40.226029.52725283.2901.795.806.4-4.2-0.5

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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
20202910029033272732334.2951.655.606.467.47.48.80.8-0.6
20213010027031262531334.3051.655.556.407.57.39.00.9-0.5
20223110028032272632334.2991.665.536.387.67.39.00.8-0.5
20233210025029242328334.2991.645.636.497.57.28.80.9-0.5
20243310024028232227334.3001.635.596.457.57.28.81.0-0.5
20253410024027232227334.3001.675.606.467.77.39.01.0-0.5
20263510022025222025334.3011.665.616.477.87.18.91.1-0.4
20273610021024201923334.3011.655.636.497.67.28.71.1-0.4
20283710019022191822234.3011.665.646.517.77.38.90.8-0.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Jose Ramirez 2018 17.05
2 84 Bobby Seay 2006 6.46
3 83 Chris Withrow 2017 0.00 DNP
4 83 Jaime Cerda 2007 0.00 DNP
5 83 Brandon Cunniff 2017 0.00 DNP
6 82 Brandon Medders 2008 5.03
7 82 Ruddy Lugo 2008 0.00 DNP
8 82 Ronald Belisario 2011 0.00 DNP
9 82 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
10 81 Edgmer Escalona 2015 0.00 DNP
11 81 Blake Wood 2014 7.11
12 81 Fu-Te Ni 2011 0.00 DNP
13 81 Vic Black 2016 0.00 DNP
14 81 Royce Ring 2009 0.00 DNP
15 81 Franklyn German 2008 2.08
16 81 Kevin Barry 2007 22.50
17 81 Daniel Coulombe 2018 4.94
18 81 Jose Arredondo 2012 3.84
19 81 Billy Sadler 2010 0.00 DNP
20 81 Will Ohman 2006 4.13
21 80 Lucas Luetge 2015 0.00
22 80 Mike Dunn 2013 2.79
23 80 Jake Diekman 2015 4.32
24 80 Brad Brach 2014 3.47
25 80 Derrick Turnbow 2006 8.15
26 80 Caleb Thielbar 2015 5.40
27 79 Vinnie Chulk 2007 3.74
28 79 Tanner Scheppers 2015 6.10
29 79 David Carpenter 2014 3.84
30 79 Heath Hembree 2017 4.35
31 79 Javy Guerra 2014 2.91
32 79 Neal Cotts 2008 4.54
33 79 John Parrish 2006 0.00 DNP
34 79 Jim Hoey 2011 7.30
35 79 Merkin Valdez 2010 20.25
36 79 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
37 79 Luis Garcia 2015 3.92
38 79 J.J. Hoover 2016 13.98
39 78 Jason Bulger 2007 2.84
40 78 Mark Malaska 2006 0.00 DNP
41 78 Scott Maine 2013 0.00 DNP
42 78 Evan Meek 2011 4.79
43 78 Dan Jennings 2015 4.47
44 78 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
45 78 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
46 78 Pedro Beato 2015 0.00 DNP
47 78 Jhan Marinez 2017 4.01
48 78 Pedro Strop 2013 4.71
49 78 Hunter Cervenka 2018 0.00 DNP
50 78 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
51 78 Wesley Wright 2013 4.02
52 78 Josh Edgin 2015 0.00 DNP
53 78 Hector Neris 2017 3.13
54 77 Josh Fields 2014 4.77
55 77 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
56 77 Leo Rosales 2009 4.76
57 77 Cory Rasmus 2016 5.84
58 77 Taylor Tankersley 2011 0.00 DNP
59 77 Scott Oberg 2018 2.91
60 77 Sam Demel 2014 0.00 DNP
61 77 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
62 77 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
63 77 C.C. Lee 2015 5.40
64 77 Jeff Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
65 77 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
66 77 Pedro Baez 2016 3.28
67 77 Cole Kimball 2014 0.00 DNP
68 77 Manny Acosta 2009 4.58
69 77 Allan Simpson 2006 6.75
70 77 Sammy Solis 2017 5.88
71 76 Cody Eppley 2014 0.00 DNP
72 76 Wes Littleton 2011 0.00 DNP
73 76 Kirby Yates 2015 7.52
74 76 Michael Blazek 2017 9.35
75 76 Miguel Socolovich 2015 2.12
76 76 JC Ramirez 2017 4.40
77 76 Dan Runzler 2013 0.00 DNP
78 76 Justin De Fratus 2016 0.00 DNP
79 76 Santiago Casilla 2009 6.70
80 76 Todd Wellemeyer 2007 5.67
81 76 Renyel Pinto 2011 0.00 DNP
82 76 Logan Ondrusek 2013 4.25
83 76 Jose Valdez 2018 12.60
84 76 Jacob Smith 2018 0.00 DNP
85 76 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
86 76 Josh Osich 2017 6.65
87 76 David Aardsma 2010 3.44
88 75 Scott Dunn 2006 11.74
89 75 Michael Mariot 2017 0.00 DNP
90 75 Blaine Neal 2006 0.00 DNP
91 75 Jason Frasor 2006 4.32
92 75 Lester Oliveros 2016 0.00 DNP
93 75 Franklin Morales 2014 5.69
94 75 Mike Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
95 75 Brian Bruney 2010 9.17
96 75 Danny Barnes 2018 6.15
97 75 Jose De La Torre 2014 0.00 DNP
98 75 Marcus Gwyn 2006 0.00 DNP
99 75 Juan Abreu 2013 0.00 DNP
100 75 Evan Scribner 2014 4.63

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Ellington boasts the classic middle reliever starter kit. He can touch triple digits with his fastball, but hasn't shown enough command of his secondary offerings—or an ability to consistently throw strikes—to merit consideration in high-leverage situations. As he discovered last season, handing out free passes at an alarming rate and serving up home runs are the fastest routes to the pit of misery (and New Orleans). If Ellington can regain his confidence, there is more than enough salvageable talent to make him a worthwhile restoration project; after all, 100 is still 100.
2017 The Luke Skywalker to Craig Breslow’s Ben Kenobi, Ellington credits the itinerant Red Sox castoff with saving his career thanks to three pearls of wisdom: a) "Be as simple as you can," b) “Don’t try to do anything more,” and c) “Don’t be anybody else but yourself.” It’s boilerplate, but just as it was for Luke with Obi-Wan it’s as much about the messenger as about the message. Breslow made Ellington feel like he belonged in the majors, and that was all Ellington needed. He enters 2017 potentially having figured that out, but faces the future without his mentor.
2016 Brian Ellington is an arm-strength reliever who can pop triple digits with a moving heater but lacks the command or secondary support to pitch at the back of a bullpen.

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