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Chih-Wei Hu PCubs

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-4-1993
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
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0.12019
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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
2017 TBA MLB 6 0 10.0 1 1 0 5 4 9 2 4.5 3.6 1.8 8.1 37% .120 0.90 5.14 2.70 111 5.64 120.1 -0.1
2018 TBA MLB 5 0 13.0 0 0 0 7 3 12 2 100 4.8 2.1 1.4 8.3 23% .152 0.77 4.04 4.15 102 4.27 95.4 0.1
CareerMLB11023.0110127214574.72.71.68.229%.1380.834.523.521064.87106.10.0

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-
2013 TWI Rk GCL 12 5 36.7 2 0 0 28 8 39 0 97 6.9 2.0 0.0 9.6 0% .283 0.98 1.98 2.45 84 2.55 55.3
2014 CDR A MID 10 9 55.0 7 2 0 40 13 48 0 99 6.5 2.1 0.0 7.9 0% .260 0.96 2.49 2.29 87 3.36 71.1
2014 ELZ Rk APP 3 3 16.0 1 0 0 7 2 16 0 3.9 1.1 0.0 9.0 0% .180 0.56 2.09 1.69 0 0.00 0.0
2015 FTM A+ FSL 15 15 84.7 5 3 0 79 19 73 5 95 8.4 2.0 0.5 7.8 0% .303 1.16 2.99 2.44 92 4.78 104.9
2015 PCH A+ FSL 5 4 18.3 0 3 1 23 8 20 1 94 11.3 3.9 0.5 9.8 0% .407 1.69 3.00 7.36 92 5.58 122.4
2015 ROC AAA INT 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 2 4 6 0 91 3.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 0% .143 1.00 3.15 1.50 107 3.36 73.6
2016 MNT AA SOU 24 24 142.7 7 8 0 128 36 107 7 99 8.1 2.3 0.4 6.8 44% .283 1.15 3.27 2.59 94 3.79 83.7
2016 DUR AAA INT 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 7 2 7 1 103 13.5 3.9 1.9 13.5 15% .500 1.93 4.24 7.71 77 4.96 109.5
2017 TBA MLB AL 6 0 10.0 1 1 0 5 4 9 2 4.5 3.6 1.8 8.1 37% .120 0.90 5.14 2.70 111 5.64 120.1
2017 DUR AAA INT 31 4 61.7 4 1 2 59 12 57 9 94 8.6 1.8 1.3 8.3 46% .292 1.15 3.97 3.06 99 4.28 91.1
2018 TBA MLB AL 5 0 13.0 0 0 0 7 3 12 2 100 4.8 2.1 1.4 8.3 23% .152 0.77 4.04 4.15 102 4.27 95.4
2018 DUR AAA INT 24 19 102.3 5 7 0 113 28 92 14 98 9.9 2.5 1.2 8.1 38% .321 1.38 4.19 4.66 106 5.37 113.6
2019 AKR AA EAS 3 2 9.0 0 1 0 7 5 9 2 100 7.0 5.0 2.0 9.0 24% .217 1.33 5.72 3.00 118 4.65 95.7
2019 TEN AA SOU 3 2 11.0 2 1 0 18 5 9 2 108 14.7 4.1 1.6 7.4 21% .400 2.09 5.38 5.73 134 8.92 183.5
2019 COH AAA INT 15 7 48.7 1 4 0 60 18 41 16 97 11.1 3.3 3.0 7.6 31% .306 1.60 7.38 7.95 129 6.82 140.3
2019 IOW AAA PCL 2 1 6.0 0 1 0 8 6 4 2 94 12.0 9.0 3.0 6.0 35% .333 2.33 9.79 6.00 129 8.22 169.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2017 179 0.3966 0.4693 0.7024 0.7042 0.3148 0.7800 0.5882 0.2976
2018 195 0.5231 0.4872 0.7789 0.6765 0.2796 0.8551 0.5769 0.2211
Career3740.46260.47860.74230.68980.29640.81920.58230.2577

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 CLE $
2018 TBA $
2017 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 52 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/19. DFA by Cleveland 7/3/19. Sent outright to Triple-A. Released by Cleveland 7/30/19. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/6/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Tampa Bay 11/19/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Minnesota 7/31/15.
  • Signed by Minnesota 8/3/12 as a free agent from Taiwan.

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 19.9 0 0.1 28 17 110.4 92 30 98 15 .257 1.11 3.52 3.79 -6.8 -0.7
80o 18.1 0 0.1 26 16 103.8 93 30 92 15 .270 1.19 3.89 4.19 -10.7 -1.2
70o 16.9 0 0.1 25 16 99.2 93 30 88 15 .279 1.24 4.16 4.48 -13.2 -1.4
60o 15.9 0 0.1 24 15 95.3 93 30 85 15 .287 1.30 4.40 4.73 -15.2 -1.7
50o 14.9 0 0.1 23 14 91.7 93 30 82 15 .294 1.34 4.62 4.97 -16.9 -1.8
40o 14 0 0.1 22 14 88.2 93 30 79 15 .302 1.39 4.85 5.21 -18.5 -2.0
30o 13.1 0 0.1 21 13 84.6 92 30 75 15 .310 1.45 5.09 5.47 -20.0 -2.2
20o 12 0 0.1 20 13 80.3 92 30 71 15 .319 1.51 5.38 5.78 -21.6 -2.3
10o 10.6 0 0 19 12 74.6 91 29 66 15 .332 1.61 5.79 6.23 -23.6 -2.6
Weighted Mean14.900.1231491.492308115.2931.334.594.94-16.6-1.8

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Jericho once said, "It's art, you don't need pants." So in the same vein as this quote, what tool would you rather a 3B in the low minors show, Glove or Arm? In terms of percentile difference, what is the skill gap between the #30 and the #200 prospect?
(Liam from Parts Unknown)
#30 on our list was Reynaldo Lopez, who isn't an ideal example for this exercise, but we'll go with it. The 200th best prospect who is also a pitcher is probably...oh, let's say Chih-Wei Hu since I have Rays on the mind now. So that's a pretty significant stuff advantage even if the output is only a half grade of OFP/Likely. Pitchers tend to be more volatile though. On the position player side it would be Cody Bellinger and one of those guys Ben comped to CJ Cron. So again, a grade of hit and power. really. That seems small, but it's a very tough jump to make. Not that it doesn't happen which is why these lists can be volatile from year to year, especially on the back end.

I was really hoping they would do Jericho/Owens for the belt if they were gonna break them up this quickly. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)2 Questions: First of all, if the BP top 50 list was written AFTER the Futures game, I assume Eloy Jimenez would have made an even more drastic jump? How high? I feel I gotta treat him like a t10 prospect, with all arrows pointing up. Second of all, how impressive was Chih-Wei Hu in the Futures game? He looked MLB ready with a lot of movement on his pitches. Same thing for Carson Fulmer.
(fawkesmulder from Zzyzx)
I'd hope the list wouldn't change too much after just one game. That said, I was driving the Eloy bus. I had him just outside the top ten on my personal list. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Wilson, Chih-Wei Hu has been putting up off the chart numbers in AA this year. Have you seen him and what are your thoughts on him being the next great starter developed by TB ?
(Todd from Miami)
All about the command with him. He's got a deep arsenal (including a palm ball!) but none's a true plus/out pitch, so he needs to locate and sequence to succeed. So far so good in the high minors. I dunno about "great starter," but he can be a competent one. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank the following pitching prospects...Francis Martes, Joe Musgrove, Anderson Espinoza, Franklyn Kilome, Colin Rea, Chih-Wei Hu, Wei-Chieh Huang
(Festivus313 from Phoenix)
Kilome is ahead of the rest of those guys and then Musgrove but after that this is where my lack of deeper minor league knowledge hurts me. I'd guess Marte, Rea, Huang, and Hu but to be honest I don't have a good feel for where these guys should truly sit. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen or heard of Chih-Wei Hu ? Seems to have gotten off to a great start at Fort Myers.
(Charlie from Duluth, MN)
He's a Cistuli Guy. So...No (but you knew that) (George Bissell)


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