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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
6.3 4.91 1.37 6 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date11-12-1992
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 8 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
-0.12017
0.02018
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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 BOS MLB 14 0 17.3 0 1 1 20 9 18 3 .261 105 10.4 4.7 1.6 9.3 28% .340 .290 1.67 4.86 5.19 117 5.71 121.6 -0.1
2018 CLE MLB 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 6 1 8 2 .264 111 9.0 1.5 3.0 12.0 50% .286 .286 1.17 5.33 6.00 101 4.23 95.4 0.0
CareerMLB20023.30112610265.26210610.03.91.910.033%.328.2891.544.985.401135.52118.8-0.1

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-
2015 GRN A 10 10 45.0 0 2 0 43 15 37 2 .270 101 8.6 3.0 0.4 7.4 41% .301 .252 1.29 3.54 3.40 102 5.21 114.6
2015 LOW A- 4 0 10.0 0 0 0 8 2 17 0 .267 108 7.2 1.8 0.0 15.3 60% .400 .191 1.00 0.71 1.80 68 1.01 23.2
2016 SLM A+ 15 3 45.0 0 2 3 35 10 56 0 .260 105 7.0 2.0 0.0 11.2 49% .318 .198 1.00 1.92 2.60 67 2.44 52.1
2016 PME AA 21 0 34.0 1 0 5 28 12 42 4 .261 7.4 3.2 1.1 11.1 30% .300 .234 1.18 3.56 3.44 90 3.06 68.3
2017 BOS MLB 14 0 17.3 0 1 1 20 9 18 3 .261 105 10.4 4.7 1.6 9.3 28% .340 .290 1.67 4.86 5.19 117 5.71 121.6
2017 LOW A- 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .228 3.9 3.9 0.0 3.9 80% .200 .186 0.86 3.85 0.00 104 4.36 104.1
2017 PAW AAA 12 0 13.3 0 0 2 7 5 12 2 .256 4.7 3.4 1.4 8.1 47% .156 .177 0.90 4.60 2.70 100 3.38 77.2
2018 CLE MLB 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 6 1 8 2 .264 111 9.0 1.5 3.0 12.0 50% .286 .286 1.17 5.33 6.00 101 4.23 95.4
2018 COH AAA 30 0 38.0 6 1 7 29 7 44 2 .258 6.9 1.7 0.5 10.4 43% .284 .206 0.95 2.40 2.61 89 3.41 72.2

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 366 0.5137 0.4727 0.8150 0.6543 0.2809 0.8537 0.7200 0.1850
2018 99 0.5859 0.4646 0.7609 0.7069 0.1220 0.8049 0.4000 0.2391
Career4650.52910.4710.80350.66550.24710.84330.65190.1965

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 CLE $
2017 BOS $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$535,000
1 yrTotal$535,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 85 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Claimed by Cleveland off waivers 2/25/18 after being DFA by Boston 2/18/18. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/18. DFA by Cleveland 3/29/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/2/18. Contract selected by Cleveland 5/2/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Boston 4/1/17.
  • Drafted by Boston 2015 (7-201) (South Alabama). $10,000 signing bonus.

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 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 21.6 18 7 21 3 .255 1.16 3.82 4.12 0.5 0.1
80o 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 15.6 14 6 15 3 .271 1.26 4.29 4.62 0.3 0.0
70o 0.2 0.2 0 5 0 11.4 11 5 11 2 .283 1.34 4.65 4.98 0.1 0.0
60o 0.2 0.2 0 5 0 8.0 8 3 8 2 .293 1.41 4.96 5.3 -0.0 -0.0
50o 0.2 0.2 0 5 0 4.9 5 2 5 1 .302 1.47 5.24 5.61 -0.2 -0.0
40o 0.2 0.2 0 5 0 1.9 2 1 2 0 .311 1.54 5.55 5.92 -0.4 -0.0
Weighted Mean0.20.20503.94241.3001.455.205.56-0.2-0.0

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
20192621044047461950940.3021.394.645.058.93.79.61.70.1
20202721043045441849840.3031.374.474.868.73.69.71.60.2
20212821040043421745740.3041.384.554.958.93.69.51.50.1
20222921037040401741740.3021.444.805.229.13.99.31.60.0
20233021040042431744840.3101.434.584.999.23.69.41.70.1
20243121036039391640740.3031.424.715.139.13.79.31.60.1
20253221035038381539740.3061.414.645.059.13.69.31.70.1
20263321034036361437640.3051.404.675.089.13.59.31.50.1
20273421031033341234640.3081.394.695.119.33.39.31.60.1

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Greg Holland 2011 1.95
2 90 Mike Zagurski 2008 0.00 DNP
3 90 Jess Todd 2011 0.00 DNP
4 89 Jonathan Aro 2016 0.00
5 89 Josh Lindblom 2012 3.93
6 88 Scott Elbert 2011 2.43
7 88 Edgmer Escalona 2012 6.45
8 88 Lester Oliveros 2013 0.00 DNP
9 88 Matt Strahm 2017 5.71
10 87 Ernesto Frieri 2011 3.00
11 87 Preston Guilmet 2013 10.12
12 87 Michael Stutes 2012 9.53
13 87 Matt Rusch 2008 0.00 DNP
14 87 Jonathan Albaladejo 2008 3.95
15 87 Antonio Bastardo 2011 2.64
16 87 Nick Vincent 2012 1.71
17 87 Randor Bierd 2009 0.00 DNP
18 87 Jonathan Papelbon 2006 1.05
19 87 Fernando Abad 2011 8.69
20 87 Montana DuRapau 2017 0.00 DNP
21 87 Alex Hinshaw 2008 3.63
22 87 Osiris Matos 2010 0.00 DNP
23 87 Jim Hoey 2008 0.00 DNP
24 87 Justin Fiske 2010 0.00 DNP
25 87 Jose De La Torre 2011 0.00 DNP
26 87 Grant Dayton 2013 0.00 DNP
27 87 Matt Wotherspoon 2017 0.00 DNP
28 86 Aaron Loup 2013 3.12
29 86 Jose Dominguez 2016 5.80
30 86 Gregory Nappo 2014 0.00 DNP
31 86 Ralston Cash 2017 0.00 DNP
32 86 Jose Ascanio 2010 0.00 DNP
33 86 Jon Link 2009 0.00 DNP
34 86 Fautino De Los Santos 2011 5.13
35 86 Matt Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
36 86 Mayckol Guaipe 2016 7.36
37 86 Jeff Beliveau 2012 4.58
38 86 Jermaine Van Buren 2006 11.77
39 86 Sam Demel 2011 4.56
40 86 Josh Judy 2011 7.07
41 86 Emiliano Fruto 2009 0.00 DNP
42 85 Richie Mirowski 2014 0.00 DNP
43 85 Roman Mendez 2016 0.00 DNP
44 85 J.J. Hoover 2013 3.00
45 85 Michael Tonkin 2015 3.47
46 85 Hector Santiago 2013 4.17
47 85 Travis Hissong 2017 0.00 DNP
48 85 Cody Eppley 2011 8.00
49 85 Luke Jackson 2017 4.62
50 85 Calvin Medlock 2008 0.00 DNP
51 85 James Farris 2017 0.00 DNP
52 85 Chad Smith 2015 33.75
53 85 Brad Wieck 2017 0.00 DNP
54 85 Jonathan Ortiz 2011 0.00 DNP
55 85 Chris Rearick 2013 0.00 DNP
56 85 Cesar Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
57 85 Ryne Harper 2014 0.00 DNP
58 85 Daniel Slania 2017 0.00
59 85 Deryk Hooker 2014 0.00 DNP
60 85 Nick Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
61 85 Santiago Casilla 2006 11.57
62 85 Mickey Storey 2011 0.00 DNP
63 85 Michael Thomas 2014 0.00 DNP
64 85 Austin Hyatt 2011 0.00 DNP
65 85 Erik Stiller 2010 0.00 DNP
66 85 Aaron Kurcz 2016 0.00 DNP
67 85 Mitchell Lambson 2016 0.00 DNP
68 85 Ben Heller 2017 0.82
69 85 Tyler Sturdevant 2011 0.00 DNP
70 85 Bryan Oland 2010 0.00 DNP
71 85 Paul Sewald 2015 0.00 DNP
72 85 Brandon Sisk 2011 0.00 DNP
73 85 Yoervis Medina 2014 2.84
74 85 Robert Bell 2011 0.00 DNP
75 85 Randy Wells 2008 0.00
76 85 Matthew Sartor 2010 0.00 DNP
77 85 Neil Wagner 2009 0.00 DNP
78 85 Daniel Meszaros 2011 0.00 DNP
79 85 Charlie Short 2014 0.00 DNP
80 85 Brad Brach 2011 6.43
81 84 Aaron Barrett 2013 0.00 DNP
82 84 Matt Stites 2015 14.54
83 84 Vic Black 2013 3.71
84 84 Pedro Strop 2010 10.12
85 84 Glen Perkins 2008 4.83
86 84 Jake McGee 2012 2.11
87 84 Arnie Munoz 2007 6.75
88 84 Jeremy Jeffress 2013 0.87
89 84 David Roseboom 2017 0.00 DNP
90 84 Scott Maine 2010 2.77
91 84 Chris Scholl 2013 0.00 DNP
92 84 Wilfrido Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
93 84 Ryan Aldridge 2009 0.00 DNP
94 84 Tyler Pelland 2009 0.00 DNP
95 84 Ramon Ramirez 2007 8.31
96 84 Derek Law 2016 1.96
97 84 Garrett Parcell 2010 0.00 DNP
98 84 Sergio Escalona 2010 0.00 DNP
99 84 Justin De Fratus 2013 4.24
100 84 Tyler Johnson 2006 5.45

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2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 Ben Taylor has middle relief upside at best, but he reached Portland and succeeded there just 12 months after being drafted—proving that not all recent grads are underemployed.

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