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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-21-1995
Height6' 0"
Weight218 lbs
Age24 years, 8 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
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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
2019 TOR MLB 3 2 14.0 1 0 0 15 5 13 0 98 9.6 3.2 0.0 8.4 55% .341 1.43 2.67 5.79 101 4.76 97.7 0.1
CareerMLB3214.0100155130989.63.20.08.455%.3411.432.675.791014.7697.70.1

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 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-
2018 COL A SAL 13 13 69.3 4 4 0 73 22 78 6 95 9.5 2.9 0.8 10.1 45% .356 1.37 3.55 4.54 96 5.46 115.4
2018 SLU A+ FSL 10 10 53.3 3 7 0 51 27 45 1 94 8.6 4.6 0.2 7.6 41% .321 1.46 3.66 3.88 108 5.52 116.7
2019 TOR MLB AL 3 2 14.0 1 0 0 15 5 13 0 98 9.6 3.2 0.0 8.4 55% .341 1.43 2.67 5.79 101 4.76 97.7
2019 BIN AA EAS 12 12 66.3 7 3 0 38 23 70 2 95 5.2 3.1 0.3 9.5 36% .224 0.92 2.71 1.49 87 2.66 54.7
2019 BUF AAA INT 7 7 36.0 2 2 0 33 22 39 3 99 8.3 5.5 0.8 9.8 42% .323 1.53 4.54 2.50 109 6.22 128.0
2019 SYR AAA INT 7 7 31.3 1 3 0 40 11 26 7 95 11.5 3.2 2.0 7.5 33% .355 1.63 6.21 6.61 106 5.87 120.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 258 0.4729 0.5116 0.7576 0.6967 0.3456 0.8471 0.5957 0.2424
Career2580.47290.51160.75760.69670.34560.84710.59570.2424

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Acquired by Toronto in trade from NY Mets 7/28/19. Contract selected by Toronto 9/7/19.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2016 (1-31) (Connecticut). $1.1M signing bonus ($1.9721M slot).

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 0.6 0 1 1 22.0 19 8 18 3 .263 1.26 3.88 4.16 -0.5 -0.1
80o 0 0.7 0 1 1 15.8 15 7 13 2 .280 1.37 4.33 4.64 -0.7 -0.1
70o 0 0.7 0 1 1 11.6 12 5 10 2 .292 1.45 4.65 4.99 -0.9 -0.1
60o 0 0.7 0 1 1 8.1 9 4 7 1 .302 1.53 4.93 5.3 -1.1 -0.1
50o 0 0.7 0 1 1 5.0 6 2 4 1 .312 1.60 5.21 5.6 -1.2 -0.1
40o 0 0.8 0 1 1 2.0 2 1 2 0 .322 1.68 5.50 5.9 -1.4 -0.2
Weighted Mean00.70114.04231.3101.585.165.55-1.2-0.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Anthony Kay have a Gio Gonzalez profile as his upside?
(noelman from Portland )
Gio had a legit 7 curveball for most of his peak. So that's going to be the difference there I think. (Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Chat)
2019-09-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Anthony Kay’s comments about the Mets vs Jays AAA approaches to him?
(LJ from Brooklyn)
It's a good reminder that a lot of player dev is getting the player on board by communicating the why. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Anthony Kay make his debut this year
(Winston from Toledo)
Yes, for all the reasons in the last question. (Jarrett Seidler)
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen or Anthony Kay?? Both?? Neither?? Is it close??
(sykklone from IA)
Gallen, for me. He experienced a bit of a velocity uptick last year, and it appears the Marlins have a good pitching development team in place (see: Edward Cabrera, etc.). In the end, I'm more confident that Gallen can stick in the rotation long-term, while Kay might need to move to the bullpen. (J.P. Breen)
2019-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen or Anthony Kay??
(sykklone from IA)
I'd take Gallen right now. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets were hyping Anthony Kay all spring and the results have been pretty good so far (not so much with Peterson). Also, i'd seen reports that his velo had been a bit up. What's the outlook here and is he a possibility for a callup later in the year?
(Jose from Brooklyn)
Yeah, it's good and he's clearly the best pitching prospect in the system now. Now that does speak some to the system, but he's a three pitch lefty with a couple pitches you don't have to squint hard to see 55s. Honestly he might be the best starting pitching depth option RIGHT NOW looking at just guys in the minors, but I don't think pushing him quickly would be good for his development or the Mets 2019 season. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've penciled Anthony Kay into my 2022 dynasty rotation. How excited should I be?
(Eddie from Make a Wish Foundation)
This is a stunning own of the Mets slow player development tracks whether on purpose or not. Eh, he's been fine I guess, but I'd want a heckuva lot more upside if I was planning for 2022 (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)How are the early reports on Anthony Kay? How quickly can he move through the system?
(Jon from NY)
Up to the mid-90s, looks fine. I don't know why he started in the Sally for a variety of reasons. But I expect he will be in St. Lucie before long and could end the season in Bingo. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the next Mets pictcher to pull a Degrom aka pull a Gselmman
(Caris from Georgetown )
Geez, greedy much? If we're talking about turning from a low-likelihood prospect to a legit MLB starter, maybe we just wait on Anthony Kay? (Bryan Grosnick)


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