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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
13.3 5.50 1.48 13 1 1 0 -0.1
Birth Date6-7-1991
Height6' 6"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
-0.22017
0.42018
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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 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 2.61 116 6.05 128.8 -0.1
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 16.88 129 9.06 192.9 -0.1
2018 CHN MLB 19 1 28.0 3 3 0 24 14 37 6 .263 100 7.7 4.5 1.9 11.9 34% .277 .272 1.36 4.77 3.86 95 3.32 74.6 0.5
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 5.54 120 6.67 141.9 -0.2
CareerMLB29241.03303624468.262997.95.31.810.135%.267.2711.465.194.391044.4397.00.3

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 4.63 76.5
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 5.21 110.2
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 98 3.93 92.4
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 2.47 59.8
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 4.06 90.4
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 5.48 111.5
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 1.68 32.9
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 2.61 116 6.05 128.8
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 16.88 129 9.06 192.9
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
2018 CHN MLB 19 1 28.0 3 3 0 24 14 37 6 .263 100 7.7 4.5 1.9 11.9 34% .277 .272 1.36 4.77 3.86 95 3.32 74.6
2018 IOW AAA 6 6 26.7 0 2 0 21 12 29 3 .269 86 7.1 4.0 1.0 9.8 44% .265 .276 1.24 4.52 4.39 96 3.23 67.4

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 0.4919 0.4553 0.7589 0.6694 0.2480 0.7901 0.6774 0.2411
2018 528 0.4905 0.4735 0.7240 0.6602 0.2937 0.7836 0.5949 0.2760
Career7740.49090.46770.73510.66310.27920.78570.62110.2649

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 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18.
  • 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).

2018 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 2.1 1.8 0 22 3 50.1 44 19 46 8 .259 1.24 4.33 4.37 2.8 0.3
80o 2 1.9 0 22 3 44.9 42 18 41 8 .272 1.32 4.74 4.79 1.3 0.1
70o 2 1.9 0 22 3 41.3 40 17 38 8 .281 1.38 5.04 5.11 0.1 0.0
60o 1.9 2 0 22 3 38.3 38 16 35 7 .288 1.44 5.30 5.38 -0.9 -0.1
50o 1.9 2 0 22 3 35.5 37 16 33 7 .295 1.49 5.55 5.63 -1.8 -0.2
40o 1.9 2.1 0 22 3 32.8 35 15 30 7 .302 1.54 5.81 5.9 -2.8 -0.3
30o 1.8 2.2 0 22 3 29.9 33 14 28 6 .310 1.60 6.08 6.18 -3.8 -0.4
20o 1.8 2.2 0 22 3 26.7 31 13 25 6 .319 1.67 6.41 6.51 -5.0 -0.5
10o 1.7 2.3 0 22 3 22.3 28 12 21 5 .332 1.76 6.88 6.99 -6.7 -0.7
Weighted Mean1.92022335.13616327.2941.485.525.6-1.7-0.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 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
20192871102727164162641533239.3081.385.305.858.93.58.41.8-0.4
20202971002525148145581352939.3041.375.345.898.83.58.21.8-0.4
20213057017179910038902039.3051.395.466.029.13.48.21.8-0.4
202231580191911011142992239.3071.395.435.999.13.48.11.8-0.4
2023324701717989738901939.3061.385.375.928.93.58.31.7-0.3
2024334701616979837902039.3101.405.456.019.13.48.41.9-0.4
202534570171710010038902039.3051.385.466.029.03.48.11.8-0.4
2026354701616979738871939.3051.395.476.039.03.58.11.8-0.4
2027364601313798030711639.3081.395.466.029.13.48.11.8-0.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 90)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
2 93 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
3 93 Asher Wojciechowski 2016 0.00 DNP
4 93 Brian Slocum 2008 27.00
5 93 Esmailin Caridad 2011 0.00 DNP
6 93 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
7 92 Guillermo Moscoso 2011 4.15
8 92 Rob Rasmussen 2016 0.00 DNP
9 92 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
10 92 Carlos Pimentel 2017 0.00 DNP
11 92 Travis Banwart 2013 0.00 DNP
12 92 Yohan Pino 2011 0.00 DNP
13 92 Terry Doyle 2013 0.00 DNP
14 92 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
15 92 Tyler Pill 2017 6.55
16 92 Daryl Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
17 92 Forrest Snow 2016 0.00 DNP
18 92 Ryan Edell 2011 0.00 DNP
19 92 Sean Murphy 2016 0.00 DNP
20 92 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
21 92 Tony Barnette 2011 0.00 DNP
22 92 Red Patterson 2014 1.93
23 91 Taylor Cole 2017 36.00
24 91 Felix Pena 2017 5.50
25 91 Phil Irwin 2014 6.75
26 91 Reinier Roibal 2016 0.00 DNP
27 91 Bobby Brownlie 2008 0.00 DNP
28 91 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
29 90 Nick Additon 2015 0.00 DNP
30 90 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
31 90 Erik Goeddel 2016 5.05
32 90 Chaz Roe 2014 13.50
33 90 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
34 90 A.J. Schugel 2016 3.81
35 90 Michael Recchia 2016 0.00 DNP
36 90 Andrew Carraway 2014 0.00 DNP
37 90 Dan Meyer 2009 3.70
38 90 Andy Ferguson 2016 0.00 DNP
39 90 Frank Garces 2017 0.00 DNP
40 90 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
41 90 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
42 90 Charles Brewer 2015 0.00 DNP
43 90 Chad Reineke 2009 7.20
44 90 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
45 90 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2012 0.00 DNP
46 90 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
47 89 Ryan Verdugo 2014 0.00 DNP
48 89 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
49 89 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
50 89 Steven Shell 2010 0.00 DNP
51 89 Daniel McCutchen 2010 6.38
52 89 Francisco Cruceta 2009 0.00 DNP
53 89 Arnie Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
54 89 Everett Teaford 2011 3.48
55 89 John Gast 2016 0.00 DNP
56 89 Nick Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
57 89 Collin McHugh 2014 3.08
58 89 Arnold Leon 2016 7.71
59 89 Ariel Pena 2016 27.00
60 89 Sammy Solis 2016 2.63
61 89 Cole Sulser 2017 0.00 DNP
62 89 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
63 88 Jorge Reyes 2015 0.00 DNP
64 88 Chris Cody 2011 0.00 DNP
65 88 Wes Musick 2014 0.00 DNP
66 88 Rudy Owens 2015 0.00 DNP
67 88 Jordan Pries 2017 0.00 DNP
68 88 Eric Hurley 2013 0.00 DNP
69 88 Samuel Deduno 2011 3.00
70 88 Misael Siverio 2016 0.00 DNP
71 88 Seth Rosin 2016 0.00 DNP
72 88 Matt Guerrier 2006 3.75
73 88 Steven Hensley 2014 0.00 DNP
74 88 Chad Rogers 2017 0.00 DNP
75 88 Pedro Figueroa 2013 12.00
76 88 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
77 88 Kevin Pucetas 2012 0.00 DNP
78 88 Nick Pereira 2010 0.00 DNP
79 88 Eric Stults 2007 6.05
80 88 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
81 88 Logan Darnell 2016 0.00 DNP
82 87 David Rollins 2017 0.00 DNP
83 87 Anthony Fernandez 2017 0.00 DNP
84 87 Matthew Lujan 2016 0.00 DNP
85 87 Aaron Wilkerson 2016 0.00 DNP
86 87 Jorge De Paula 2006 0.00 DNP
87 87 Elih Villanueva 2014 0.00 DNP
88 87 Travis Chick 2011 0.00 DNP
89 87 Chad Bell 2016 0.00 DNP
90 87 Andrew Albers 2013 5.10
91 87 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
92 87 Zachary Nuding 2017 0.00 DNP
93 87 Humberto Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
94 87 Chris Gloor 2014 0.00 DNP
95 87 Rob Scahill 2014 4.80
96 87 Austin Adams 2014 9.00
97 87 Josh Smith 2015 7.44
98 87 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
99 87 Erik Arnesen 2011 0.00 DNP
100 87 Brad Mills 2012 0.00

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