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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-11-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 5 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
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-0.12018
-0.22019
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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 TOR MLB 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 81.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 20% .900 10.00 4.14 63.00 119 9.33 198.6 0.0
2018 KCA MLB 15 3 38.3 0 3 0 47 15 27 3 103 11.0 3.5 0.7 6.3 47% .338 1.62 4.05 4.46 104 5.21 116.4 -0.1
2019 KCA MLB 31 23 136.0 4 11 0 164 41 81 30 101 10.9 2.7 2.0 5.4 38% .299 1.51 5.96 6.02 133 8.56 175.6 -4.2
CareerMLB4826175.34140220571093310011.32.91.75.640%.3181.585.536.011267.83162.7-4.3

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 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 IDA Rk PIO 20 0 36.7 1 0 2 25 10 47 1 6.1 2.5 0.2 11.5 0% .282 0.95 2.76 1.72 68 1.10 23.9
2014 WIL A+ CAR 29 18 121.0 8 3 1 94 25 117 2 88 7.0 1.9 0.1 8.7 0% .281 0.98 2.41 1.56 74 3.04 64.4
2015 NWA AA TEX 4 4 20.0 2 2 0 17 9 21 1 112 7.7 4.1 0.5 9.5 0% .302 1.30 3.34 3.60 87 3.80 83.3
2016 LEX A SAL 3 3 14.3 0 2 0 21 3 19 2 97 13.2 1.9 1.3 11.9 46% .487 1.67 3.18 6.91 81 5.73 126.6
2016 WIL A+ CAR 2 2 11.7 1 0 0 9 1 9 1 104 6.9 0.8 0.8 6.9 46% .235 0.86 3.88 3.86 95 2.81 62.1
2016 NWA AA TEX 4 4 17.7 0 2 0 21 5 20 2 93 10.7 2.5 1.0 10.2 30% .373 1.47 3.23 4.58 98 5.62 124.0
2016 ROY Rk AZL 7 7 16.7 1 3 0 19 1 17 1 104 10.3 0.5 0.5 9.2 56% .353 1.20 3.21 5.40 84 3.48 76.8
2017 TOR MLB AL 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 81.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 20% .900 10.00 4.14 63.00 119 9.33 198.6
2017 DUN A+ FSL 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 109 8.1 2.7 0.0 8.1 42% .250 1.20 2.41 0.00 98 3.67 78.1
2017 NHP AA EAS 2 2 8.7 1 1 0 6 3 6 2 101 6.2 3.1 2.1 6.2 52% .174 1.04 5.88 3.12 121 4.20 89.4
2017 NWA AA TEX 3 2 10.3 0 0 0 11 5 5 0 99 9.6 4.4 0.0 4.4 47% .306 1.55 3.80 2.61 113 4.80 102.1
2017 BUF AAA INT 4 1 8.0 1 2 1 7 1 3 1 90 7.9 1.1 1.1 3.4 38% .240 1.00 4.59 2.25 113 4.27 90.9
2018 KCA MLB AL 15 3 38.3 0 3 0 47 15 27 3 103 11.0 3.5 0.7 6.3 47% .338 1.62 4.05 4.46 104 5.21 116.4
2018 NWA AA TEX 6 6 33.7 3 2 0 35 1 26 0 107 9.4 0.3 0.0 7.0 45% .321 1.07 2.08 2.94 81 3.86 81.6
2018 OMA AAA PCL 12 12 67.3 5 1 0 76 11 48 10 92 10.2 1.5 1.3 6.4 45% .314 1.29 4.78 4.01 107 5.17 109.3
2019 KCA MLB AL 31 23 136.0 4 11 0 164 41 81 30 101 10.9 2.7 2.0 5.4 38% .299 1.51 5.96 6.02 133 8.56 175.6
2019 OMA AAA PCL 2 1 6.3 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 96 5.7 1.4 0.0 5.7 44% .222 0.79 3.00 0.00 90 3.18 65.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2017 55 0.4909 0.3818 0.9048 0.5556 0.2143 0.9333 0.8333 0.0952
2018 670 0.4985 0.4806 0.7795 0.6647 0.2976 0.8514 0.6200 0.2205
2019 2363 0.4901 0.4774 0.8289 0.7021 0.2614 0.8819 0.6921 0.1711
Career30880.49190.47640.81950.69140.26840.87620.67900.1805

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 KCA $
2018 KCA $
2017 TOR $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$535,000
1 yrTotal$535,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 d1 year/$560,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2019). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Kansas City 7/8/18.
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017). Selected by Toronto from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16. Re-signed by Toronto 3/17. DFA by Toronto 7/3/17. Returned by Toronto to Kansas City 7/8/17.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2013 (20-594) (Wharton JC, Texas). $0.1M signing bonus.

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 0.6 0 0 1 1 18.9 19 6 13 3 .271 1.27 4.09 4.49 -0.7 -0.1
80o 0.5 0 0 1 1 14.0 15 4 9 2 .284 1.36 4.46 4.91 -0.9 -0.1
70o 0.5 0 0 1 1 10.7 12 3 7 2 .293 1.42 4.74 5.22 -1.1 -0.1
60o 0.5 0 0 1 1 7.9 9 3 5 1 .301 1.48 4.97 5.48 -1.3 -0.1
50o 0.5 0 0 1 1 5.3 6 2 4 1 .309 1.54 5.20 5.74 -1.4 -0.2
40o 0.4 0 0 1 1 2.8 3 1 2 1 .317 1.59 5.43 5.99 -1.5 -0.2
30o 0.4 0 0 1 1 0.2 0 0 0 0 .325 1.66 5.68 6.27 -1.7 -0.2
Weighted Mean0.500114.86231.3071.535.175.71-1.4-0.2

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