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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
82.7 7.91 1.81 48 3 8 0 -3.4
Birth Date1-2-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age37 years, 10 months, 22 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
2009 WAS MLB 15 15 77.0 5 4 0 85 24 37 14 94 9.9 2.8 1.6 4.3 0% .273 1.42 5.62 4.44 108 5.11 109.5 0.4
2010 WAS MLB 9 9 48.0 1 5 0 56 11 31 9 95 10.5 2.1 1.7 5.8 0% .294 1.40 4.99 4.13 100 4.76 107.6 0.3
CareerMLB2424125.06901413568239510.22.51.74.938%.2811.415.384.321054.98108.80.7

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-
2001 BNC Rk APL 10 10 45.7 5 1 0 26 11 72 3 5.1 2.2 0.6 14.2 0% -.267 0.81 2.24 1.38 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CGA A SAL 27 26 138.3 14 5 0 141 46 131 12 9.2 3.0 0.8 8.5 0% .329 1.35 3.69 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
2003 KIN A+ CRL 16 16 86.3 5 3 0 95 30 57 7 9.9 3.1 0.7 5.9 0% .317 1.45 4.00 4.28 0 0.00 0.0
2004 KIN A+ CRL 25 24 147.7 11 10 0 139 41 98 15 8.5 2.5 0.9 6.0 0% .278 1.22 4.37 4.39 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BUF AAA INT 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 9 2 2 1 16.2 3.6 1.8 3.6 0% .381 2.20 6.25 10.80 0 0.00 0.0
2005 AKR AA EAS 10 10 56.7 3 1 0 42 8 63 3 87 6.7 1.3 0.5 10.0 0% -.506 0.88 2.20 2.38 65 2.87 56.6
2006 LKC A SAL 5 5 15.0 0 1 0 13 3 16 2 7.8 1.8 1.2 9.6 0% .289 1.07 3.70 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
2006 MHV A- NYP 6 6 18.1 0 1 0 11 1 13 1 5.5 0.5 0.5 6.5 0% .196 0.66 2.92 1.49 0 0.00 0.0
2006 KIN A+ CRL 3 2 11.1 1 0 0 6 1 11 0 102 4.9 0.8 0.0 8.9 0% .214 0.63 1.45 0.00 55 2.30 48.3
2007 AKR AA EAS 9 9 42.3 2 3 0 42 16 23 4 108 8.9 3.4 0.9 4.9 0% .273 1.37 4.74 4.26 111 4.34 89.1
2008 AKR AA EAS 31 8 79.7 11 3 0 73 19 71 5 100 8.2 2.1 0.6 8.0 0% .304 1.15 3.12 2.48 86 3.76 76.9
2008 BUF AAA INT 4 1 10.0 1 0 0 6 2 8 2 87 5.4 1.8 1.8 7.2 0% .160 0.80 4.91 1.80 111 3.29 67.4
2009 WAS MLB NL 15 15 77.0 5 4 0 85 24 37 14 94 9.9 2.8 1.6 4.3 0% .273 1.42 5.62 4.44 108 5.11 109.5
2009 SYR AAA INT 16 15 88.0 8 3 0 75 10 63 4 105 7.7 1.0 0.4 6.4 0% .274 0.97 2.71 2.66 78 3.08 64.8
2010 WAS MLB NL 9 9 48.0 1 5 0 56 11 31 9 95 10.5 2.1 1.7 5.8 0% .294 1.40 4.99 4.13 100 4.76 107.6
2010 SYR AAA INT 7 7 41.0 2 2 0 40 8 25 3 103 8.8 1.8 0.7 5.5 0% .278 1.17 3.68 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SYR AAA INT 30 14 107.7 3 7 2 105 17 72 17 96 8.8 1.4 1.4 6.0 0% .278 1.13 4.61 3.93 110 4.45 90.8
2012 NWO AAA PCL 29 21 130.0 6 9 0 168 17 89 18 90 11.6 1.2 1.2 6.2 0% .342 1.42 4.66 5.95 98 5.91 123.1
2013 DUR AAA INT 27 27 160.3 16 4 0 168 26 116 15 106 9.4 1.5 0.8 6.5 0% .303 1.21 3.62 2.75 97 4.13 89.7
2016 HAG A SAL 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 7 4 5 0 103 12.6 7.2 0.0 9.0 65% .412 2.20 3.79 5.40 113 6.86 151.4
2016 POT A+ CAR 4 4 25.7 1 2 0 26 13 16 2 107 9.1 4.6 0.7 5.6 44% .293 1.52 5.29 5.96 119 5.44 120.1
2016 HAR AA EAS 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 7 2 3 0 103 7.9 2.3 0.0 3.4 35% .269 1.13 3.35 4.50 111 4.06 89.7
2016 NAT Rk GCL 3 3 14.0 1 2 0 19 4 7 1 106 12.2 2.6 0.6 4.5 40% .353 1.64 4.52 5.79 112 6.74 148.8
2017 NAT Rk GCL 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 43% .286 1.50 6.92 4.50 109 3.81 81.1
2018 MNT AA SOU 25 22 124.3 8 10 0 127 60 71 10 93 9.2 4.3 0.7 5.1 36% .294 1.50 5.03 4.49 120 6.09 128.7
2019 TUL AA TEX 14 14 80.3 2 7 0 87 38 66 11 95 9.7 4.3 1.2 7.4 41% .309 1.56 5.26 5.38 125 6.65 136.8
2019 OKL AAA PCL 8 8 44.3 3 3 0 45 31 31 10 103 9.1 6.3 2.0 6.3 44% .263 1.71 7.90 5.89 134 7.02 144.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 1272 0.5362 0.4190 0.8856 0.5718 0.2424 0.9179 0.7972 0.1144
2010 804 0.5323 0.4154 0.8533 0.5818 0.2261 0.8916 0.7412 0.1467
Career20760.53470.41760.87310.57570.23610.90770.77550.1269

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
2010-07-25 2010-10-04 60-DL 71 64 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2010-08-11
2007-05-26 2007-09-15 Minors 112 0 Not Disclosed -
2005-06-27 2005-09-18 Minors 83 67 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-18

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 36 dSteve Canter1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/7/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/22/13. DFA by Tampa Bay 9/23/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/24/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/2/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Released by Washington 1/19/11. Re-signed by Washington 2/4/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Washington as a free agent 11/24/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Washington 7/20/09.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/06. DFA by Cleveland 12/8/07. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/14/07.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2001 (1s-35) (Burroughs HS, Ridgecrest, Calif.). $0.975M signing bonus.

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 11.9 0 0 19 19 99.0 104 50 51 24 .251 1.55 6.64 7.09 -40.9 -4.4
80o 10.1 0 0 17 17 91.7 103 50 47 24 .265 1.67 7.19 7.69 -43.7 -4.7
70o 8.9 0 0 16 16 86.7 103 49 45 24 .275 1.75 7.61 8.13 -45.3 -4.9
60o 7.8 0 0 16 16 82.4 102 49 43 23 .283 1.83 7.97 8.52 -46.5 -5.1
50o 6.9 0 0 15 15 78.6 101 49 41 23 .291 1.91 8.31 8.89 -47.4 -5.2
40o 6 0 0 14 14 74.8 100 48 39 23 .300 1.98 8.67 9.28 -48.2 -5.2
30o 5.1 0 0 13 13 70.8 99 47 37 23 .308 2.07 9.06 9.7 -48.8 -5.3
20o 4.1 0 0 13 13 66.3 97 47 34 22 .319 2.17 9.52 10.2 -49.2 -5.3
10o 2.9 0 0 11 11 60.3 95 45 31 22 .333 2.32 10.20 10.93 -49.4 -5.4
Weighted Mean700151578.1100484023.2901.898.268.84-46.7-5.1

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
20203714077405227201140.2991.998.299.0611.86.14.52.5-1.4
20213814077395226191140.3002.008.259.0212.06.04.42.5-1.4
20223914077395126191140.3001.998.269.0311.96.14.42.6-1.4
20234014077405327201140.2992.008.329.1011.96.14.52.5-1.5
20244114077385126191140.2982.018.339.1112.06.14.52.6-1.4
20254214066354724171040.2982.018.409.1812.06.14.32.5-1.3
2026431305532432216940.2992.018.439.2212.06.14.52.5-1.2
20274413066344523161040.2982.008.439.2211.96.14.22.6-1.3
20284513066344523161040.2982.008.459.2411.96.14.22.6-1.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 61)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Ryan Drese 2012 0.00 DNP
2 77 Chris Bootcheck 2015 0.00 DNP
3 74 Sean Bergman 2006 0.00 DNP
4 74 Pat Ahearne 2006 0.00 DNP
5 73 Chris Michalak 2007 0.00 DNP
6 72 Tim Corcoran 2014 0.00 DNP
7 70 Brandon Duckworth 2012 0.00 DNP
8 69 Nate Bump 2013 0.00 DNP
9 69 Randy Keisler 2012 0.00 DNP
10 69 Jeff Bennett 2016 0.00 DNP
11 69 Jeremy Powell 2012 0.00 DNP
12 68 Marty McLeary 2011 0.00 DNP
13 68 Chris Narveson 2018 0.00 DNP
14 68 Nerio Rodriguez 2007 0.00 DNP
15 67 Danny Graves 2010 0.00 DNP
16 67 Claudio Vargas 2014 0.00 DNP
17 67 Chien-Ming Wang 2016 4.56
18 66 Kris Benson 2011 0.00 DNP
19 66 Giancarlo Alvarado 2014 0.00 DNP
20 65 Nate Robertson 2014 0.00 DNP
21 63 Pat Mahomes 2007 0.00 DNP
22 63 Matt Palmer 2015 0.00 DNP
23 63 Brian Gordon 2015 0.00 DNP
24 62 Brian Lawrence 2012 0.00 DNP
25 62 Ariel Prieto 2006 0.00 DNP
26 61 Joel Pineiro 2015 0.00 DNP
27 61 Chuck Smith 2006 0.00 DNP
28 61 Bob Purkey 1966 1.37
29 61 Johnny Schmitz 1957 0.00 DNP
30 61 Joaquin Andujar 1989 0.00 DNP
31 60 Tim Belcher 1998 4.88
32 60 Armando Reynoso 2002 10.80
33 60 Bob Keegan 1957 3.91
34 60 Frank Lary 1966 0.00 DNP
35 60 Hal Schumacher 1947 0.00 DNP
36 60 Bud Black 1993 4.13
37 60 Fernando Valenzuela 1997 6.17
38 59 Heinie Meine 1932 5.08
39 59 Paul Splittorff 1983 4.38
40 59 Bill Dietrich 1946 2.96
41 59 Eddie Gaillard 2007 0.00 DNP
42 59 Dick Rudolph 1924 0.00 DNP
43 59 Danny Jackson 1998 0.00 DNP
44 59 Fred Toney 1925 0.00 DNP
45 59 Terry Mulholland 1999 5.02
46 59 Mike Torrez 1983 4.86
47 59 Ned Garver 1962 0.00 DNP
48 59 Huck Betts 1933 2.70
49 59 Dock Ellis 1981 0.00 DNP
50 59 Ken Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
51 59 Flint Rhem 1937 0.00 DNP
52 59 Claude Osteen 1976 0.00 DNP
53 58 Walt Terrell 1994 0.00 DNP
54 58 Danny MacFayden 1941 10.29
55 58 Jack Knott 1943 0.00 DNP
56 58 Mel Harder 1946 3.42
57 58 Mike Bielecki 1996 2.87
58 58 Kevin Appier 2004 18.00
59 58 Ray Benge 1938 4.70
60 58 Burt Hooton 1986 0.00 DNP
61 58 Bob Buhl 1965 4.88
62 58 Andy Ashby 2004 0.00
63 58 Ken Johnson 1969 4.62
64 58 Bob Porterfield 1960 0.00 DNP
65 58 Bob Walk 1993 5.82
66 58 Bob Welch 1993 5.51
67 57 Bob Forsch 1986 3.56
68 57 Dick Ruthven 1987 0.00 DNP
69 57 Jim Turner 1940 3.37
70 57 George Brunet 1971 5.79
71 57 Aaron Sele 2006 4.96
72 57 Bob Ojeda 1994 24.00
73 57 Tim Leary 1995 0.00 DNP
74 57 Blix Donnelly 1950 5.57
75 57 Rick Reuschel 1985 2.69
76 57 Dave Roberts 1981 9.98
77 57 Larry Gura 1984 5.44
78 57 Scott Erickson 2004 7.33
79 57 Rip Collins 1932 0.00 DNP
80 57 Mel Parnell 1958 0.00 DNP
81 57 Eric Junge 2013 0.00 DNP
82 57 Jack Billingham 1979 4.16
83 57 Pat Hentgen 2005 0.00 DNP
84 57 Scott Kamieniecki 2000 6.21
85 57 Mark Redman 2010 0.00 DNP
86 57 Sloppy Thurston 1935 0.00 DNP
87 57 Larry McWilliams 1990 9.72
88 57 Bill Lee 1983 0.00 DNP
89 57 Ray Herbert 1966 4.83
90 57 Mudcat Grant 1972 0.00 DNP
91 57 Sad Sam Jones 1929 5.04
92 57 Steve Sparks 2002 6.38
93 57 Camilo Pascual 1970 2.57
94 57 Doug Drabek 1999 0.00 DNP
95 56 Bill Hallahan 1939 0.00 DNP
96 56 Milt Pappas 1975 0.00 DNP
97 56 Howie Pollet 1957 0.00 DNP
98 56 Paul Abbott 2004 7.13
99 56 Kip Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
100 56 Rick Rhoden 1989 4.56

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 J.D. Martin, an intelligent, poised soft-tosser, harnessed his cutter and had a glorious 2013, posting the International League's lowest walk rate and winning its Most Valuable Pitcher award, which he parlayed into millions—of Korean won, from the Samsung Lions.
2012 J.D. Martin still throws just about everything as he tries to hang on as a utility pitcher; if he surfaces as your team's fifth starter, it's not a good sign.
2011 Martin is increasingly becoming one of those guys who, if he didn't have bad luck, wouldn't have any luck at all. After the veteran junkballer was finally given a chance to join the rotation in May once Scott Olsen broke down, Martin made it through two months before a back injury shelved him for the rest of the year. He'll contend with Maya and Atilano for the last slot in the rotation, but his victory would be a confession that the other two aren't ready, not an endorsement of his ability to keep the job over the long term.
2010 A former Indians supplemental first-rounder from 2001, Martin had been reduced to journeyman status, and was signed to provide pitching depth in the minors. Then he tore through the International League, and given their dire need, the Nats couldn't ignore the performance. His approach relies more heavily on changeups than his fastball, which doesn't generally translate into big-league success, but Martin held his own, and is certainly worthy of another extended look. He probably won't get to enjoy a lengthy career in the bigs, but the dominance he displayed in the minors did not happen by chance, every rotation needs its back-end starters, so why not a strike-throwing survivor who put in nine years to make it?
2009 A TJ survivor who is already an eight-year minor league vet, J.D. Martin should eventually make it up to the majors as a reliever.
2008 Right-hander J.D. Martin constantly teases the organization with his talents, only to frustrate them with his elbow problems. Dropped from the roster and brought back on a minor league deal, he may be on his last chance with Cleveland.
2007 Just when he seemed to be emerging as a prospect, J.D. Martin succumbed to Tommy John surgery. He looked good in his late-season return, so keep an eye on this one--he was on the verge of a big league look as a starter.
2005 A supplemental first-round pick in 2001 (for the loss of Manny Ramirez), Martin looked like money in the bank after his first two seasons. A strained elbow ligament put a damper on the fun: Though he avoided the surgeon's knife, it sure looked like there was some hangover in 2004 as his strikeout rate failed to recover. Martin doesn't throw hard, so everything has to be in sync for him pitch effectively. It could happen, sure. "An optimist is a guy who has never had much experience."

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the trio of Nats' AAA Syracuse starters who have been killing the last month - Colin Balester, J.D. Martin and Garrett Mock? Any of them have a real future in the majors?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Balester's on a consecutive quality start streak of six, Mock's at three, and Martin's managed it in nine of 13 turns. That said, Mock and Martin both aren't all that durable and are more organizational types; I'd like to see Balester taken more seriously, but with guys like Stammen and Martis in the mix, the Nats make some strange choices in terms of who they favor. (Christina Kahrl)


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