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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
83.7 5.16 1.58 70 5 6 0 0.1
Birth Date6-29-1996
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2018
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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

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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-
2017 LOW A- NYP 10 10 22.3 0 3 0 21 8 25 0 104 8.5 3.2 0.0 10.1 49% .333 1.30 2.53 3.63 89 4.91 104.6
2018 SLM A+ CAR 23 23 119.0 7 11 0 110 60 111 11 103 8.3 4.5 0.8 8.4 50% .298 1.43 4.31 4.24 110 4.96 104.9
2019 PME AA EAS 16 15 81.7 8 6 0 84 32 79 4 98 9.3 3.5 0.4 8.7 50% .342 1.42 3.34 4.30 100 5.73 116.5

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

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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 6.9 6.8 0 24 24 106.9 86 45 89 11 .253 1.23 3.65 4.01 16.3 1.8
80o 6.1 6.7 0 22 22 98.6 87 46 82 11 .269 1.34 4.08 4.48 10.2 1.1
70o 5.6 6.7 0 21 21 92.9 87 46 77 11 .281 1.43 4.40 4.83 6.1 0.7
60o 5.2 6.6 0 20 20 88.1 87 46 73 11 .291 1.50 4.67 5.13 3.0 0.3
50o 4.8 6.6 0 19 19 83.7 87 45 70 11 .301 1.58 4.94 5.42 0.3 0.0
40o 4.4 6.5 0 18 18 79.5 86 45 66 11 .311 1.65 5.21 5.71 -2.2 -0.2
30o 4 6.4 0 17 17 75.0 85 45 62 11 .321 1.73 5.51 6.03 -4.6 -0.5
20o 3.6 6.3 0 16 16 69.9 84 44 58 11 .333 1.84 5.87 6.42 -7.2 -0.8
10o 3 6.1 0 14 14 63.1 82 43 52 11 .350 1.98 6.38 6.98 -10.2 -1.1
Weighted Mean4.86.50191983.285456911.2981.564.905.370.70.1

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
2020246802424142153811232043.3131.645.245.559.75.17.81.3-0.1
202125570191911412065971643.3031.625.295.609.45.17.61.3-0.1
202226570191911411863971543.3031.595.205.509.35.07.71.2-0.0
20232746016169610054821443.3031.615.375.689.45.17.71.3-0.2
2024284501515909351761243.3011.605.245.559.35.17.61.2-0.1
202529460181810410657911543.3021.575.195.499.24.97.91.3-0.0
2026304501616939550811343.3001.555.175.479.24.87.81.30.0
2027314501616949651831343.3021.575.155.459.24.98.01.20.0
2028324501515888947781343.2991.555.135.439.14.88.01.30.0

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 97 Max Fried 2017 5.19
2 96 Luis Martinez 2018 0.00 DNP
3 96 Chris Anderson 2016 0.00 DNP
4 94 Chris Ellis 2016 0.00 DNP
5 94 Tyler Wagner 2014 0.00 DNP
6 94 Jimmy Barthmaier 2007 0.00 DNP
7 94 Franklyn Kilome 2018 0.00 DNP
8 93 Wyatt Strahan 2016 0.00 DNP
9 93 Michael Mader 2017 0.00 DNP
10 93 Henry Centeno 2018 0.00 DNP
11 93 Mike Hinckley 2006 0.00 DNP
12 93 Travis Ott 2018 0.00 DNP
13 93 Anthony Ranaudo 2013 0.00 DNP
14 93 Derian Gonzalez 2018 0.00 DNP
15 93 Shane Watson 2017 0.00 DNP
16 92 Kyle Weiland 2010 0.00 DNP
17 92 Carlos Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
18 92 Dean Deetz 2017 0.00 DNP
19 92 Braulio Lara 2012 0.00 DNP
20 92 Zach Jackson 2006 6.10
21 92 Michael Goodnight 2012 0.00 DNP
22 92 Scott Moss 2018 0.00 DNP
23 92 Manuel Rondon 2018 0.00 DNP
24 92 Fernando Nieve 2006 4.30
25 91 Jason Hammel 2006 7.77
26 91 Glen Perkins 2006 1.59
27 91 Jake Cose 2014 0.00 DNP
28 91 Aliangel Lopez 2017 0.00 DNP
29 91 Omar Poveda 2011 0.00 DNP
30 91 Brandon Waddell 2017 0.00 DNP
31 91 Anthony Meo 2013 0.00 DNP
32 91 Anthony Ferrara 2013 0.00 DNP
33 91 Sam Selman 2014 0.00 DNP
34 91 Luis Lugo 2017 0.00 DNP
35 91 Jordan Kipper 2016 0.00 DNP
36 91 Adam Harben 2007 0.00 DNP
37 91 Evan Anundsen 2011 0.00 DNP
38 91 Max Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
39 91 Edgar Olmos 2013 16.20
40 91 Sean Black 2011 0.00 DNP
41 91 Jerry Sullivan 2011 0.00 DNP
42 90 Aaron Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
43 90 Jae Kuk Ryu 2006 8.40
44 90 Drake Britton 2012 0.00 DNP
45 90 Chuck Lofgren 2009 0.00 DNP
46 90 Brad Peacock 2011 0.75
47 90 Scott Barlow 2016 0.00 DNP
48 90 Cody Poteet 2018 0.00 DNP
49 90 Ian McKinney 2018 0.00 DNP
50 90 Garrett Williams 2018 0.00 DNP
51 90 Luis Noel 2011 0.00 DNP
52 90 Brett Wallach 2012 0.00 DNP
53 90 Joshua Slaats 2012 0.00 DNP
54 90 Heath Fillmyer 2017 0.00 DNP
55 90 Shane Greene 2012 0.00 DNP
56 90 Zach Thompson 2017 0.00 DNP
57 90 Chris Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
58 90 Michael Jensen 2014 0.00 DNP
59 90 Matt Withrow 2017 0.00 DNP
60 90 Corey Black 2015 0.00 DNP
61 90 Spencer Turnbull 2016 0.00 DNP
62 89 T.J. McFarland 2012 0.00 DNP
63 89 Daniel Mengden 2016 6.63
64 89 Jose Paulino 2018 0.00 DNP
65 89 Michael Kirkman 2010 1.65
66 89 Emerson Martinez 2018 0.00 DNP
67 89 Zachary Neal 2012 0.00 DNP
68 89 Nick Pivetta 2016 0.00 DNP
69 89 Luke Jackson 2015 4.26
70 89 Zach McAllister 2011 8.15
71 89 Kelvin De La Cruz 2012 0.00 DNP
72 89 Wynn Pelzer 2009 0.00 DNP
73 89 Joely Rodriguez 2015 0.00 DNP
74 89 Silfredo Garcia 2015 0.00 DNP
75 89 Tyler Beede 2016 0.00 DNP
76 89 Matt Bywater 2012 0.00 DNP
77 89 Rob Rasmussen 2012 0.00 DNP
78 89 James Adkins 2009 0.00 DNP
79 89 Taylor Jungmann 2013 0.00 DNP
80 89 Logan Shore 2018 0.00 DNP
81 89 Roberto Gomez 2013 0.00 DNP
82 89 Cody Scarpetta 2012 0.00 DNP
83 88 JC Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
84 88 Adrian De Horta 2018 0.00 DNP
85 88 Brooks Raley 2011 0.00 DNP
86 88 Taylor Jordan 2012 0.00 DNP
87 88 Andrew Sopko 2018 0.00 DNP
88 88 Alex Balog 2016 0.00 DNP
89 88 Mark Hardy 2011 0.00 DNP
90 88 Nicholas Carr 2010 0.00 DNP
91 88 Trevor Harden 2011 0.00 DNP
92 88 Charlie Lowell 2014 0.00 DNP
93 88 Ranfi Casimiro 2016 0.00 DNP
94 88 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2006 0.00 DNP
95 88 Jimmy Lambert 2018 0.00 DNP
96 88 Anthony Swarzak 2009 6.56
97 88 Ian Clarkin 2018 0.00 DNP
98 88 Chris Heston 2011 0.00 DNP
99 88 Evan Reed 2009 0.00 DNP
100 88 Graham Stoneburner 2011 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 The sun-loving brother of Pale Houck, Tanner is a big, right-handed starter out of the University of Missouri, who can run his heavy fastball up to the high-90s but pitched most often in the 92-95 range as a junior. He’s got an ideal build for a starting pitcher, showed decent command as an undergrad and gets positive reviews for his demeanor on the mound. The fine folks at Baseball America labeled Houck “the second coming of Jake Peavy,” which is pretty high praise and a great sign for Sox fans and duck boat salesmen alike. So why’d Houck fall all the way to the 24th pick in last year’s draft? He lacks an impact secondary pitch at present and has a high-effort delivery, which may limit him to a bullpen role. Houck could move fast as a potential impact reliever, but he’s still got mid-rotation upside, so expect the Sox to give him at least a season to try and figure it out as a starter.

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