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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-18-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age33 years, 1 months, 3 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
2010 TEX MLB 14 0 16.3 0 0 0 9 10 16 0 116 5.0 5.5 0.0 8.8 0% .214 1.16 2.92 1.65 99 4.01 90.5 0.2
2011 TEX MLB 15 0 27.3 1 1 0 26 12 21 5 116 8.6 4.0 1.6 6.9 0% .259 1.39 5.54 6.59 134 6.69 155.6 -0.6
2012 TEX MLB 28 0 35.3 1 2 0 24 17 38 5 106 6.1 4.3 1.3 9.7 0% .211 1.16 4.26 3.82 108 5.15 118.1 -0.1
2013 TEX MLB 25 0 22.0 0 2 1 36 15 25 2 100 14.7 6.1 0.8 10.2 0% .466 2.32 4.02 8.18 108 5.28 126.5 -0.2
2014 TEX MLB 12 0 5.7 0 1 0 5 1 3 0 97 7.9 1.6 0.0 4.8 0% .313 1.06 3.69 1.59 126 5.71 140.0 -0.1
2016 MIL 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 84 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 33% .333 2.00 4.18 9.00 129 7.86 173.8 0.0
2016 SDN 0 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 89 40.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 60% .600 4.50 3.18 27.00 94 3.96 87.6 0.0
2016 TOT MLB 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 87 27.0 3.9 0.0 3.9 54% .538 3.43 3.61 19.29 106 5.63 124.6 0.0
CareerMLB960109.026110756104121088.84.61.08.641%.3021.504.295.281145.43126.3-0.9

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-
2006 CLN A MDW 6 6 19.1 0 3 0 23 24 22 0 10.8 11.3 0.0 10.4 0% .411 2.46 4.92 7.07 0 0.00 0.0
2006 RNG Rk AZL 8 4 15.1 1 2 0 21 27 8 0 104 12.5 16.1 0.0 4.8 0% .368 3.18 9.56 13.11 149 10.48 220.0
2007 CLN A MDW 5 2 13.3 0 1 0 17 12 12 1 92 11.5 8.1 0.7 8.1 0% .364 2.18 5.17 7.44 122 6.65 136.5
2007 SPO A- NWN 9 6 27.0 1 4 0 33 25 24 2 103 11.0 8.3 0.7 8.0 0% .356 2.15 5.85 7.00 123 6.72 137.9
2008 CLN A MDW 15 14 74.3 4 3 0 78 23 58 8 98 9.4 2.8 1.0 7.0 0% .306 1.36 4.14 4.36 105 5.49 112.4
2008 SPO A- NWN 2 2 10.0 1 1 0 7 2 9 0 101 6.3 1.8 0.0 8.1 0% .241 0.90 2.63 0.00 83 2.65 54.3
2009 BAK A+ CLF 8 7 48.0 4 1 0 43 18 54 1 97 8.1 3.4 0.2 10.1 0% .336 1.27 3.15 2.06 81 4.04 85.1
2009 FRI AA TXS 18 18 96.7 5 7 0 93 43 64 9 112 8.7 4.0 0.8 6.0 0% .282 1.41 4.59 4.19 113 4.74 99.6
2010 TEX MLB AL 14 0 16.3 0 0 0 9 10 16 0 116 5.0 5.5 0.0 8.8 0% .214 1.16 2.92 1.65 99 4.01 90.5
2010 OKL AAA PCL 24 22 131.0 13 3 0 115 68 130 8 99 7.9 4.7 0.5 8.9 0% .296 1.40 4.01 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TEX MLB AL 15 0 27.3 1 1 0 26 12 21 5 116 8.6 4.0 1.6 6.9 0% .259 1.39 5.54 6.59 134 6.69 155.6
2011 ROU AAA PCL 27 7 73.0 3 3 1 87 37 84 6 108 10.7 4.6 0.7 10.4 0% .388 1.70 4.19 5.05 80 4.09 83.5
2012 TEX MLB AL 28 0 35.3 1 2 0 24 17 38 5 106 6.1 4.3 1.3 9.7 0% .211 1.16 4.26 3.82 108 5.15 118.1
2012 ROU AAA PCL 15 8 48.0 5 1 0 47 31 48 5 93 8.8 5.8 0.9 9.0 0% .331 1.63 4.95 5.25 108 6.23 129.7
2013 TEX MLB AL 25 0 22.0 0 2 1 36 15 25 2 100 14.7 6.1 0.8 10.2 0% .466 2.32 4.02 8.18 108 5.28 126.5
2013 ROU AAA PCL 6 5 29.7 2 3 0 31 19 23 3 90 9.4 5.8 0.9 7.0 0% .322 1.69 5.35 6.98 117 5.65 122.7
2014 TEX MLB AL 12 0 5.7 0 1 0 5 1 3 0 97 7.9 1.6 0.0 4.8 0% .313 1.06 3.69 1.59 126 5.71 140.0
2014 ROU AAA PCL 36 4 54.3 5 5 1 50 29 62 6 99 8.3 4.8 1.0 10.3 0% .312 1.45 4.56 4.47 94 3.97 84.1
2015 CSP AAA PCL 33 0 32.0 3 1 1 19 28 34 1 5.3 7.9 0.3 9.6 0% .225 1.47 4.78 2.81 109 2.92 64.1
2016 MIL MLB NL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 84 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 33% .333 2.00 4.18 9.00 129 7.86 173.8
2016 SDN MLB NL 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 89 40.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 60% .600 4.50 3.18 27.00 94 3.96 87.6
2016 CSP AAA PCL 42 0 32.0 1 0 0 40 17 34 2 11.3 4.8 0.6 9.6 50% .388 1.78 4.09 2.81 90 4.38 96.7
2016 ELP AAA PCL 5 0 6.0 0 0 1 3 0 6 0 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .200 0.50 2.22 4.50 87 5.79 127.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 277 0.4982 0.3682 0.7745 0.4855 0.2518 0.7910 0.7429 0.2255
2011 423 0.5414 0.4515 0.8586 0.6245 0.2474 0.9161 0.6875 0.1414
2012 626 0.4776 0.4297 0.7435 0.6020 0.2722 0.8500 0.5281 0.2565
2013 423 0.5106 0.4468 0.7619 0.6343 0.2512 0.8248 0.5962 0.2381
2014 80 0.4625 0.4000 0.7500 0.4865 0.3256 0.9444 0.5000 0.2500
2016 40 0.5500 0.4000 0.9375 0.5455 0.2222 1.0000 0.7500 0.0625
Career18690.50350.42750.78270.59100.26000.85780.61500.2173

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
2014-04-23 2014-05-10 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-06-07 2013-09-01 60-DL 86 76 Right General Medical Cancer Cutaneous Lymphoma Triceps - -
2012-07-09 2012-07-14 DTD 5 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-05-21 2012-05-21 DTD 0 0 - Face Illness Skin Cancer - -
2011-03-31 2011-03-31 Camp 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-03-15 2010-03-21 Camp 6 0 Head Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-06-23 2009-07-01 Minors 8 0 Right Foot Contusion -
2007-08-29 2007-09-09 Minors 11 0 Left Hand Laceration - -
2006-05-10 2006-06-19 Minors 40 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 ATL $
2016 SDN $
2015 MIL $
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $495,800
2012 TEX $482,900
2011 TEX $423,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,401,700
3 yrTotal$1,401,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 100 dSports One Athlete Mgmt1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/31/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.6M in majors.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/23/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 4/26/16. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 5/5/16 after being DFA by San Diego 5/2/16. DFA by Milwaukee 5/13/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/17/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 12/3/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 3/17/15. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 4/22/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 8/2/15.
  • 1 year/$504,576 (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/14. DFA by Texas 3/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/1/14. Contract selected by Texas 9/2/14. Non-tendered by Texas 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4958M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/12/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4829M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Texas 11/20/09.
  • Drafted by Texas 2005 (5-159) (Columbia HS, Lake City, Fla.). $0.163M 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 9.7 0 2.9 60 0 53.1 37 20 52 5 .237 1.08 3.16 3.49 -3.1 -0.3
80o 8.3 0 2.4 53 0 46.4 35 19 46 5 .253 1.18 3.56 3.93 -5.0 -0.5
70o 7.3 0 2.1 47 0 41.8 34 18 41 5 .264 1.25 3.86 4.26 -6.0 -0.6
60o 6.5 0 1.8 43 0 38.0 32 18 37 4 .274 1.31 4.12 4.54 -6.6 -0.7
50o 5.9 0 1.6 39 0 34.5 31 17 34 4 .283 1.37 4.37 4.81 -7.0 -0.8
40o 5.2 0 1.4 35 0 31.1 29 16 31 4 .292 1.44 4.62 5.09 -7.3 -0.8
30o 4.5 0 1.2 31 0 27.5 27 15 27 4 .302 1.51 4.89 5.39 -7.3 -0.8
20o 3.8 0 1 27 0 23.5 24 13 23 3 .313 1.59 5.22 5.75 -7.2 -0.8
10o 2.8 0 0.7 21 0 18.1 20 11 18 3 .330 1.72 5.69 6.27 -6.5 -0.7
Weighted Mean5.701.638033.63016334.2801.364.334.77-6.7-0.7

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Buckle and how much of a risk is he to fall out as being a prospect after his current bout with not being able to find the zone?
(laxtonto from trapped in my office)
One other thing on Buckel: I don't think a turnaround is going to happen overnight. It often doesn't with these guys. But I also think you give him up to a couple years to get it turned around. The Rangers have some experience with this " two going the negative direction, and one going positive. Matt Thompson and Kasey Kiker, two former top prospects, both lost their careers to the "yips." Michael Kirkman overcame it. The good thing about Buckel, for now, is that he still has the stuff. Thompson, Kiker, and even Kirkman (for awhile) kind of lost theirs eventually. (Jason Cole)


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