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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.7 4.23 1.36 34 2 1 1 0.2
Birth Date6-5-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight170 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 16 days
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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

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-
2016 RCU A+ CAL 20 13 74.0 5 5 0 87 25 65 9 95 10.6 3.0 1.1 7.9 48% .344 1.51 4.83 6.20 106 5.46 120.6
2016 TUL AA TEX 10 0 14.7 1 2 0 14 5 21 0 8.6 3.1 0.0 12.9 61% .368 1.30 1.33 4.30 73 4.01 88.5
2017 TUL AA TEX 26 0 49.7 5 0 4 47 16 64 1 8.5 2.9 0.2 11.6 53% .357 1.27 2.03 2.54 68 3.89 82.8
2017 OKL AAA PCL 13 0 21.3 0 1 0 22 15 20 2 9.3 6.3 0.8 8.4 64% .323 1.73 5.17 4.22 110 4.74 100.8
2019 DOD Rk AZL 3 1 3.0 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 92 15.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 38% .625 1.67 0.25 3.00 64 1.79 36.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2021 LAN $8,500,000
2020 LAN $6,500,000
2019 LAN $5,000,000
2018 LAN $4,500,000
2017 LAN $3,500,000
2016 LAN $2,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$10,000,000
2019Current$5,000,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$15,000,000
2 yrFuture$15,000,000
6 yrTotal$30,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dMagnus Sports6 years/$30M (2016-21)

Details
  • 6 years/$30M (2016-21). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent from Cuba 2/21/16. $6M signing bonus (half paid upon ML approval, half 12/15/16). 16:$1M, 17:$2.5M, 18:$3.5M, 19:$4M, 20:$5.5M, 21:$7.5M. Once eligible for salary arbitration, Sierra. May void remaining salaries and file for arbitration. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 7/3/16.
  • 2010-15: Sabuesos de Holguin, Cuba

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 0 0.9 23 4 52.5 41 18 49 5 .253 1.12 3.23 3.41 -1.9 -0.2
80o 5.1 0 0.7 20 4 45.9 39 17 42 5 .269 1.22 3.63 3.84 -3.7 -0.4
70o 4.5 0 0.6 18 3 41.3 37 16 38 5 .281 1.29 3.92 4.15 -4.6 -0.5
60o 4 0 0.6 16 3 37.5 36 15 35 5 .291 1.36 4.18 4.43 -5.2 -0.6
50o 3.6 0 0.5 15 3 34.1 34 15 32 4 .300 1.42 4.42 4.69 -5.7 -0.6
40o 3.1 0 0.4 13 2 30.7 32 14 28 4 .310 1.49 4.67 4.96 -5.9 -0.6
30o 2.7 0 0.4 12 2 27.2 30 13 25 4 .320 1.56 4.94 5.25 -6.1 -0.7
20o 2.3 0 0.3 10 2 23.2 27 12 22 4 .332 1.65 5.27 5.6 -6.0 -0.7
10o 1.7 0 0.2 8 1 17.9 22 10 17 3 .348 1.78 5.73 6.09 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean3.500.514333.23314314.2981.404.384.65-5.4-0.6

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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
20202943243710498431031347.3191.364.274.788.53.78.91.10.3
202130331416989241961347.3151.354.414.948.43.88.81.20.1
2022313314261019442981347.3151.354.434.968.43.88.81.20.1
202332331386918538901247.3141.354.404.928.43.78.91.20.1
202433331386938638911247.3131.344.414.948.43.78.81.20.1
202534321376898436841247.3131.354.515.058.53.78.51.2-0.0
202635321355837934801247.3131.364.535.078.53.78.61.3-0.0
202736321335797532751147.3131.364.545.088.63.78.61.3-0.0
202837321315747030711047.3131.354.535.078.53.68.61.2-0.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Cole Sulser 2018 0.00 DNP
2 91 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
3 91 Richard James Hively 2017 0.00 DNP
4 91 Leuris Gomez 2015 0.00 DNP
5 90 Victor Garate 2013 0.00 DNP
6 90 Oneli Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
7 90 Austin Adams 2015 3.78
8 90 Josh Wall 2015 0.00 DNP
9 90 Greg Atencio 2010 0.00 DNP
10 89 Luis Mateo 2018 0.00 DNP
11 89 Dustin Molleken 2013 0.00 DNP
12 89 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
13 89 Layne Somsen 2017 0.00 DNP
14 89 Corey Baker 2018 0.00 DNP
15 89 Chris Martin 2014 6.89
16 88 Alex Wimmers 2017 4.91
17 88 Anthony Carter 2014 0.00 DNP
18 88 Jerry Sullivan 2016 0.00 DNP
19 88 Kendy Batista 2010 0.00 DNP
20 88 Keith Hessler 2017 0.00 DNP
21 88 Fabio Castillo 2017 13.50
22 88 Trey Barham 2014 0.00 DNP
23 87 Malcom Culver 2018 0.00 DNP
24 87 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
25 87 Wilkin De La Rosa 2013 0.00 DNP
26 87 Ryan Chaffee 2016 0.00 DNP
27 87 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
28 87 Chance Chapman 2012 0.00 DNP
29 87 Jeffrey Walters 2016 0.00 DNP
30 87 Brian Baker 2011 0.00 DNP
31 87 Dennis O'Grady 2017 0.00 DNP
32 87 Matt Ramsey 2018 0.00 DNP
33 87 Yuhei Nakaushiro 2018 0.00 DNP
34 87 Benino Pruneda 2017 0.00 DNP
35 87 Reinier Roibal 2017 0.00 DNP
36 87 Bobby Bramhall 2014 0.00 DNP
37 86 Tim Norton 2011 0.00 DNP
38 86 Frank Gailey 2014 0.00 DNP
39 86 Onelki Garcia 2018 0.00 DNP
40 86 Dayan Diaz 2017 9.69
41 86 Jeff Urlaub 2015 0.00 DNP
42 86 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
43 86 Kyle Winkler 2018 0.00 DNP
44 86 Austin Ross 2017 0.00 DNP
45 86 Cole Johnson 2017 0.00 DNP
46 86 Andrew Robinson 2016 0.00 DNP
47 86 Francisco Felix 2012 0.00 DNP
48 86 Scott Barnes 2016 0.00 DNP
49 86 Reid Redman 2017 0.00 DNP
50 85 Steve Watkins 2007 0.00 DNP
51 85 Whit Mayberry 2018 0.00 DNP
52 85 Carlos Alvarado 2018 0.00 DNP
53 85 Ashur Tolliver 2016 7.71
54 85 Cody Satterwhite 2015 0.00 DNP
55 85 Eddie Gamboa 2013 0.00 DNP
56 85 Blake McFarland 2016 0.00 DNP
57 85 Blake Smith 2016 6.23
58 85 Jeff Inman 2016 0.00 DNP
59 85 Wirfin Obispo 2013 0.00 DNP
60 85 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
61 85 David Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
62 85 Brad Ziegler 2008 1.21
63 85 Matt Smith 2007 11.25
64 85 Bobby Cramer 2008 0.00 DNP
65 85 Jumbo Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
66 85 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
67 85 Anastacio Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
68 85 Alex Wilson 2015 2.31
69 85 Matthew Scherer 2011 0.00 DNP
70 85 Drew Hayes 2016 9.31
71 84 Tim Hill 2018 5.52
72 84 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82
73 84 Eammon Portice 2013 0.00 DNP
74 84 Steve Bray 2009 0.00 DNP
75 84 Jason Gurka 2016 9.31
76 84 Scott Dunn 2006 11.74
77 84 James Fuller 2015 0.00 DNP
78 84 Greg Burke 2011 0.00 DNP
79 84 Chris Gloor 2015 0.00 DNP
80 84 Jay Jackson 2016 0.00 DNP
81 84 Scott McGough 2018 0.00 DNP
82 84 Jacob Smith 2018 0.00 DNP
83 84 Tyler Bremer 2018 0.00 DNP
84 84 Daniel Tillman 2017 0.00 DNP
85 84 Jamie Walczak 2015 0.00 DNP
86 84 Taylor Thompson 2015 0.00 DNP
87 84 Caleb Cotham 2016 7.77
88 84 Doug Slaten 2008 5.57
89 84 Patrick Johnson 2017 0.00 DNP
90 84 Pedro Rodriguez 2016 0.00 DNP
91 84 Bryan Woodall 2015 0.00 DNP
92 84 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
93 84 Ramon A. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
94 84 Oliver Drake 2015 4.02
95 84 Ryan Reid 2013 1.64
96 84 Josh Zeid 2015 0.00 DNP
97 84 Kevin Shackelford 2017 4.70
98 84 Jose Valdez 2011 9.00
99 84 Matt Yourkin 2010 0.00 DNP
100 84 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 The Dodgers' $30 million bet on Yaisel Sierra was starting to look at least a little less catastrophic when he was dominating in Double-A relief, but subsequent struggles at Oklahoma City raised more questions about whether the club can coax a big-league future out of the not-that-young right-hander.
2017 Things that Sierra has in common with Aroldis Chapman: 1) He is Cuban. 2) He signed for $30 million. 3) He flamed out as a starter. This could all start to sound like good news for Dodgers fans since, y'know, Chapman just won a World Series ring. The problem? The things they don't have in common are more important. To wit, Sierra lacks Chapman's fastball, slider, athleticism, left-handedness and velocity. What began with hype, and quickly turned to bust, could be salvaged thanks to Sierra's uptick in velo upon shifting to the pen. Still, that's not exactly what you're looking for when you drop that kind of cheddar on a signing bonus.

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