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Josh James PAstros

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-8-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight206 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.52018
1.62019
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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
2018 HOU MLB 6 3 23.0 2 0 0 15 7 29 3 99 5.9 2.7 1.2 11.3 42% .240 0.96 3.54 2.35 88 3.20 71.4 0.5
CareerMLB6323.0200157293995.92.71.211.342%.2400.963.542.35883.2071.40.5

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-
2014 GRV Rk APP 13 6 39.7 1 3 0 35 15 45 0 7.9 3.4 0.0 10.2 0% .343 1.26 2.62 2.72 0 0.00 0.0
2015 QUD A MID 24 18 116.3 7 4 1 102 41 89 2 104 7.9 3.2 0.2 6.9 49% .291 1.23 3.55 2.63 107 3.45 75.9
2016 LNC A+ CAL 23 19 110.3 9 5 1 120 40 121 11 113 9.8 3.3 0.9 9.9 48% .350 1.45 4.14 4.81 108 4.46 98.0
2017 CCH AA TEX 21 11 76.0 4 8 3 79 32 72 1 98 9.4 3.8 0.1 8.5 53% .338 1.46 3.13 4.38 97 3.59 80.9
2018 HOU MLB AL 6 3 23.0 2 0 0 15 7 29 3 99 5.9 2.7 1.2 11.3 42% .240 0.96 3.54 2.35 88 3.20 71.4
2018 CCH AA TEX 6 4 21.7 0 0 1 17 10 38 1 95 7.1 4.2 0.4 15.8 58% .364 1.25 1.92 2.49 54 1.73 35.2
2018 FRE AAA PCL 17 17 92.7 6 4 0 62 39 133 8 95 6.0 3.8 0.8 12.9 41% .278 1.09 3.38 3.40 82 2.35 50.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2018 349 0.4928 0.4642 0.6852 0.6047 0.3277 0.7981 0.4828 0.3148
Career3490.49280.46420.68520.60470.32770.79810.48280.3148

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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 HOU $
2018 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 30 dCAA Sports2019

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Houston 9/1/18.
  • Drafted by Houston 2014 (34-1,006) (Western Oklahoma State College).

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 6.7 3.5 0 51 10 112.0 75 39 134 9 .253 1.02 2.42 2.74 25.2 2.7
80o 6.6 3.7 0 51 10 105.6 76 39 126 9 .266 1.09 2.75 3.11 21.5 2.3
70o 6.5 3.9 0 51 10 101.1 76 40 121 9 .275 1.14 2.99 3.39 18.7 2.0
60o 6.4 4 0 51 10 97.3 76 40 116 9 .283 1.19 3.20 3.62 16.4 1.8
50o 6.3 4.1 0 51 10 93.8 76 40 112 9 .291 1.23 3.39 3.85 14.1 1.5
40o 6.2 4.2 0 51 10 90.4 76 40 108 9 .298 1.28 3.59 4.07 11.9 1.3
30o 6.1 4.4 0 51 10 86.8 76 40 104 9 .306 1.33 3.81 4.32 9.5 1.0
20o 6 4.5 0 51 10 82.6 76 39 99 9 .315 1.39 4.06 4.61 6.6 0.7
10o 5.8 4.8 0 51 10 77.0 75 39 92 9 .328 1.48 4.43 5.02 2.5 0.3
Weighted Mean6.34.10511093.675391129.2891.223.373.8214.41.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your sleeper breakout player. A non top 150 guy who will make the leap to top 25 value.
(Simon from Atlanta)
Jeebus, Kyle Lewis just crushed one halfway to New Mexico.

That's a pretty high bar to clear--150+ to top 25. Excluding rookies like Kyle Tucker, Nick Senzel, or Peter Alonso, I'll give some 150+ names that could improve significantly (if not top 25): Amed Rosario, Jesse Winker, Luke Voit, Ramon Laureano, Hunter Renfroe, Manny Margot, Josh James, Tyler Skaggs. Off the top of my head. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Which young SP's take big steps forward this year?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Feels like there are a bunch...I think the secret's out on Taillon after the slider-fueled dominance in the 2H last year. Lotta hype on Bieber and Pivetta as well. I'm into a bunch of later-round arms: Josh James, Joey Lucchesi, Tyler Glasnow, Tyler Skaggs, Matt Boyd, and, as always, Jon Gray. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer in 5x5 Roto out of Josh James, Touki, Lucchesi, and Kikuchi?
(Turd Ferguson from Jeopardy)
James has a lot of talent but uncertain rotation spot in HOU right now. I'd lean Lucchesi and Kikuchi for more certain playing time. I'm not a fan of Touki for 2019. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Touki or Josh James for fantasy?
(6'11" Bottom from Getting butt surgery)
James. And gross. (Mike Gianella)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, how do you rank Alex Wood, Shane Bieber, Josh James, and Yu Darvish? Likely going to be shopping one or all of these guys on the off chance I can get some solid draft picks in our very deep minor-leaguer draft coming up.
(Alex from Austin)
Wood, James, Darvish, Bieber. Darvish could sit in any of these spots; it's extremely difficult to rank him rn. (Mike Gianella)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)It seems you're down on Touki. You have Soroka taking his job "sooner rather that later" and also have Josh James far ahead of him. That's stings, as I've loaded up on Touki stock in all 7 of my dynasty leagues
(Kurt from New Lenox)
I'm not down on Touki. It's more a compliment to the other two pitchers. (Mike Gianella)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who made the biggest jump in yours/the teams eyes? As in who was furthest from being 101 worthy this time last year that made it this time around and why
(pmammino from NJ)
I think the answer to both of these is Josh James, which is something that is nearly impossible to predict.

Gotta take a brief intermission, but I'll be back to the queue in a bit, so fire away. (Jeffrey Paternostro)


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