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Birth Date9-27-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 23 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2007 WAS MLB 6 6 34.7 2 2 0 36 17 10 3 .255 98 9.3 4.4 0.8 2.6 52% .273 .274 1.53 5.36 4.15 126 7.52 155.6 -0.7
2008 WAS MLB 31 31 182.0 9 15 0 172 72 117 23 .262 96 8.5 3.6 1.1 5.8 56% .266 .260 1.34 4.76 3.91 113 4.52 96.5 2.1
2009 WAS MLB 33 33 206.3 9 13 0 210 68 89 22 .259 95 9.2 3.0 1.0 3.9 54% .272 .262 1.35 4.65 3.88 112 5.04 108.1 1.2
2010 WAS MLB 25 25 143.3 8 8 0 175 49 71 14 .262 92 11.0 3.1 0.9 4.5 51% .319 .296 1.56 4.48 4.65 114 6.29 142.0 -1.7
2011 WAS MLB 33 33 184.7 10 13 0 194 76 106 15 .255 96 9.5 3.7 0.7 5.2 57% .296 .275 1.46 4.24 3.70 115 5.33 123.9 -0.6
2012 WAS MLB 6 6 32.7 4 1 0 33 14 17 0 .259 100 9.1 3.9 0.0 4.7 59% .303 .253 1.44 3.74 4.13 108 4.57 104.7 0.2
2013 PHI MLB 14 14 74.3 3 6 0 86 27 38 6 .251 105 10.4 3.3 0.7 4.6 55% .312 .289 1.52 4.34 5.33 122 6.39 153.0 -1.3
2014 NYN MLB 5 0 4.0 1 0 0 7 2 2 3 .255 93 15.8 4.5 6.8 4.5 47% .286 .522 2.25 13.35 15.75 118 6.91 169.5 -0.1
CareerMLB153148862.04658091332545086.258969.53.40.94.755%.289.2741.444.564.181145.41120.6-0.8

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 VER A- 14 11 63.3 3 5 0 74 31 41 5 .263 102 10.5 4.4 0.7 5.8 49% .321 .291 1.66 4.80 5.26 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SAV A 27 25 138.1 6 8 0 149 54 114 11 .259 71 9.7 3.5 0.7 7.4 52% .316 .265 1.47 3.99 4.76 95 3.68 97.6
2007 WAS MLB 6 6 34.7 2 2 0 36 17 10 3 .255 98 9.3 4.4 0.8 2.6 52% .273 .274 1.53 5.36 4.15 126 7.52 155.6
2007 POT A+ 8 8 50.7 6 0 0 31 15 35 3 .254 104 5.5 2.7 0.5 6.2 62% .206 .193 0.91 3.53 2.13 83 2.60 90.4
2007 HAR AA 6 5 36.0 3 2 0 31 15 20 2 .255 114 7.8 3.8 0.5 5.0 58% .261 .227 1.28 4.20 3.25 106 3.64 99.2
2007 COH AAA 7 6 38.0 3 1 0 30 12 19 1 .251 94 7.1 2.8 0.2 4.5 48% .238 .204 1.11 3.61 1.66 106 5.43 109.1
2008 WAS MLB 31 31 182.0 9 15 0 172 72 117 23 .262 96 8.5 3.6 1.1 5.8 56% .266 .260 1.34 4.76 3.91 113 4.52 96.5
2009 WAS MLB 33 33 206.3 9 13 0 210 68 89 22 .259 95 9.2 3.0 1.0 3.9 54% .272 .262 1.35 4.65 3.88 112 5.04 108.1
2010 WAS MLB 25 25 143.3 8 8 0 175 49 71 14 .262 92 11.0 3.1 0.9 4.5 51% .319 .296 1.56 4.48 4.65 114 6.29 142.0
2010 HAR AA 7 7 40.7 1 4 0 49 10 28 3 .260 110 10.8 2.2 0.7 6.2 54% .346 .263 1.45 3.97 4.20 88 3.74 97.9
2011 WAS MLB 33 33 184.7 10 13 0 194 76 106 15 .255 96 9.5 3.7 0.7 5.2 57% .296 .275 1.46 4.24 3.70 115 5.33 123.9
2012 WAS MLB 6 6 32.7 4 1 0 33 14 17 0 .259 100 9.1 3.9 0.0 4.7 59% .303 .253 1.44 3.74 4.13 108 4.57 104.7
2012 SYR AAA 24 24 148.7 9 11 0 164 50 86 16 .251 100 9.9 3.0 1.0 5.2 57% .303 .256 1.44 4.43 4.30 98 4.34 101.5
2013 PHI MLB 14 14 74.3 3 6 0 86 27 38 6 .251 105 10.4 3.3 0.7 4.6 55% .312 .289 1.52 4.34 5.33 122 6.39 153.0
2013 CLR A+ 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 6 1 5 0 .280 103 13.5 2.2 0.0 11.2 77% .462 .310 1.75 2.24 2.25 84 2.46 90.1
2013 REA AA 1 1 7.0 0 1 0 7 1 1 0 .286 105 9.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 75% .292 .177 1.14 3.46 2.57 107 4.95 107.4
2014 NYN MLB 5 0 4.0 1 0 0 7 2 2 3 .255 93 15.8 4.5 6.8 4.5 47% .286 .522 2.25 13.35 15.75 118 6.91 169.5
2014 SLU A+ 6 6 21.3 0 3 0 30 7 11 2 .255 104 12.7 3.0 0.8 4.6 61% .337 .313 1.73 4.55 6.75 108 5.49 110.5
2014 LVG AAA 8 6 34.7 3 2 0 51 14 19 6 .267 98 13.2 3.6 1.6 4.9 57% .357 .318 1.88 6.14 6.75 114 5.66 107.9
2015 ABQ AAA 26 25 152.0 6 10 0 209 40 83 11 .262 115 12.4 2.4 0.7 4.9 53% .355 .281 1.64 4.25 5.39 95 3.84 99.0
2016 OMA AAA 25 19 132.3 7 8 0 166 43 55 15 .271 95 11.3 2.9 1.0 3.7 49% .318 .307 1.58 5.38 5.24 124 7.53 122.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 2779 0.4825 0.4315 0.8173 0.6003 0.2740 0.8994 0.6497 0.1827
2009 3083 0.5456 0.4450 0.8790 0.6029 0.2555 0.9162 0.7737 0.1210
2010 2342 0.5218 0.4342 0.8604 0.5966 0.2571 0.9232 0.7014 0.1396
2011 2927 0.4896 0.4305 0.8119 0.5932 0.2744 0.9012 0.6268 0.1881
2012 502 0.4323 0.4163 0.8373 0.5622 0.3053 0.9426 0.6897 0.1627
2013 1225 0.4824 0.4294 0.8156 0.5956 0.2744 0.9119 0.6207 0.1844
2014 92 0.4783 0.4022 0.8649 0.5455 0.2708 0.9167 0.7692 0.1351
Career129500.50420.4340.83950.59630.26790.91110.68310.1605

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
2013-08-14 2013-09-30 60-DL 47 43 Left Knee Tendonitis Patellar Tendon - -
2013-04-18 2013-06-16 15-DL 59 54 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps Tendon - -
2011-08-14 2011-08-20 DTD 6 4 Left Knee Soreness Fielding - -
2010-05-03 2010-05-13 DTD 10 9 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-01-31 2010-01-31 Off 0 0 Face Surgery LASIK 2010-01-31
2008-06-22 2008-06-22 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $
2015 COL $
2014 NYN $1,500,000
2013 PHI $2,500,000
2012 WAS $5,000,000
2011 WAS $2,750,000
2010 WAS $458,000
2009 WAS $424,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$12,632,000
6 yrTotal$12,632,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 64 dBrodie Van Wagenen1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/20/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 starts. $0.2M each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 innings. $0.25M each for 200, 210 innings. Contract selected by NY Mets 3/27/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 4/16/14. Refused assignment by NY Mets 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/15/12. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 innings pitched. $0.25M each for 200, 210 IP. $0.25M each for 31, 32, 33, 34 games started. Refused outright assignment by Philadelphia 10/17/13.
  • 1 year/$5M (2012). Lost arbitration with Washington 2/2/12. Non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 1/17/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.458M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Washington 1/11/08. Recalled 4/4/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased by Washington 7/26/07. Optioned to Triple-A 8/27/07.
  • Drafted by Washington 2005 (11-324) (Siena).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)My saber oriented Philly friend is howling at Rueben Amaro's off-season moves: Mike Young, Delmon Young, John Lannan, Chad Durbin, and the artist formely known as Yuniesky. In your humble opinion, are the Phillies actually moving forward, slamming on the accelator while in reverse, or simply stuck in neutral?
(Paul from DC)
They're not moving forward, far from it. They're not slamming on the accelerator either. I think they're trying to push it out of a ditch, if I had to pick any one automotive analogy. This is what happens when you extend Ryan Howard so far before free agency and only notice the skills you want to notice. Of the moves mentioned, the Lannan move bothers me the least. Or the Yuni NRI just because it's an NRI. (Zachary Levine)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from John Lannan if he does sign with Philly?
(Reggie from dancing)
5th-starter level goodness. Far better real-life player than fantasy. Elite groundball rate mitigates risk factor tied to Citizen's Bank's home runniness (new word, Merriam-Webster added it for sure... don't fact check that). (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see the Twins targeting as far starting pitchers?
(twinsfan29 from Nashville)
You're much closer to all the buzz than I am, twinsfan29!

Jerry Crasnick from ESPN heard yesterday that they're in on Joe Blanton, who would fit well at Target Field. He also mentioned the recently non-tendered Mike Pelfrey and John Lannan here: https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/275711755441823744. Last week, the Twins were tied to Brett Myers, who could transition back from the bullpen. If they turn to the trade market, some of the Rays starters could be in play. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your World Series matchup as of now?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Three weeks ago, the Angels would have been strong favorites to represent the American League and now they're an afterthought. So, take this with a grain of salt, but give me Washington / Texas. I have a perverse desire to see John Lannan make a World Series start. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that the Nationals can keep up their winning? Or will they become just another average team?
(Luis from Richmond)
I do think they can keep up their winning, as their record is essentially in line with their peripheral factors; their actual winning percentage (.581) and Hit List Factor (.580) are both tops in the league, and right in line with each other.

That said, they're likely going to have to do something about Stephen Strasburg late in the year, whether they hew to a hardline stance regarding his innings total or play it by ear. With Chien-Ming Wang turning into a pumpkin, they'll eventually need a reinforcement for that rotation, somebody better than the farmed-out John Lannan. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the Angels should do with Peter Bourjos? With Mike Trout up, he's slated to play once (maybe twice) a week, and is apparently not someone the Angels are interested in trading right now. Do you think being a 4th OF in Anaheim is any better for him (or the team) than sending him to SLC?
(riley b from a tour bus headed for San Diego)
I want to say that Vernon Wells will eventually be pushed aside, or platooned at DH with Morales, and Bourjos and Trout can play CF/LF together. But I also don't think Trumbo is super likely to stay at third, and so he'll start getting OF starts. It's not that I'm against trading Bourjos, it's just that I don't ever get the sense (from the rumors and stuff) that they would get anything close to full value for him. I mean, the Bourjos for John Lannan rumors in the offseason were nothing, they weren't tied to reality (I don't think), but the fact that people in the industry, writers, etc, though that it was even remotely realistic tells me that, yikes, it might be remotely realistic. And trading Peter Bourjos for anything close to John Lannan would be absolutely insane.

I guess I'd keep him up as a fourth outfielder for now. Playing time has a way of working itself out, especially on a team with as many struggling hitters/fielders as the Angels. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)As best I remember, John Lannan is a pitcher who has seemed to outperform his stats. As a stats guru, you might have a lower opinion of him, but I still wonder what you think the Nats might be able to get back for him in trade. +1/2St.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Having now signed E-Jax, and having plenty of other rotation options, my guess is the Nats will deal him for a mid- or lower-tier prospect to any team that will take his salary. He's a serviceable innings eater, and there is value in that, but there's little upside here that any team would trade a real asset to acquire. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)When looking at his peripherals, do you find Randy Wells' performance sustainable?
(Matt from Chicago)
Wells belongs to the same group as John Lannan in that guys of this ilk don't do anything that would make you think they should experience success at the big league level, but they do. I don't know if PITCHf/x is a route to take in exploring their attributes or something else, but they get batters out without blistering fastballs, oodles of movement, propensities for grounders, etc. Is Wells a sub-3.00 ERA pitcher? No, not a chance. But can he stick around with his skill-set? Of course. I could see him settling into that upper-3/lower-4 ERA area Lannan lives in and remaining a staple in the middle to back end of any rotation. (Eric Seidman)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think being able to force GIDP is a consistent skill like K's for guys like Joel Pineiro and John Lannan?
(George from Kansas)
I think it's more a function of groundball rates and runners on first base, one of which is a skill and the other an effect. I suppose you could check GB rate in DP situations versus others to see if there's an uptick, but you do have sample-size issues. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)John Lannan: Future #2 starter or Future #5 starter?
(John from Kentucky)
3.5 (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will you admit that John Lannan is a good pitcher after he dominated your Yankees in the worst pitchers park in baseball?
(Mike from Maryland)
#4 starter. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on John Lannan? (Insert Beatles pun as needed.)
(Dan from PA)
Hey there Dan, how's it going? I typed his name into Google the other day to get one of his stat pages, and Google asked me if I meant "John Lennon". Lannan just missed KG's Top 11 for the Diamondbacks, and though I haven't asked him, I'm guessing it had something to do with his inability to put away hitters. He's still walking too many hitters, but he's upped the Ks above the average. He's intriguing, because if he adjusted, he's going to be a useful part for the Nats. He used his slider in less than one percent of the time last year, and this year has utilized it 22% of the time. Anyone have any info on the pitch? (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did I make the right decission sending John Lannan down to AAA instead of Matt Chico to start the season?
(Jim Bowden from Washington, DC)
Absolutely. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You should take the over on the Nationals. You have them at 72, one down from last year's 73. With the upgrades in the OF (Nook/Langerhans for Lastings, Church/Snelling for Wily Mo/Dukes), Nick Johnson coming back, and an improved rotation (giving the innings that went to Jerome Williams, Joel Hanrahan, and Mike Bascik to Odalis Perez, John Patterson, John Lannan, Tyler Clippard, etc.) this team will be better.
(sbiel2 from Washington, DC)
You could be right there. One thing that PECOTA doesn't know, can't know yet, is just how all those playing time decisions will be made. Right now we have a best guess. As we see how the team sorts itself out, that prediction will be open to revision. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableJohn Lannan went three strong against the Phils, but can barely get anyone out the second time through. Highlighted by that massive Howard homer. Halladay with a swinging bunt to deliver career RBI #2.
(Clay Davenport)
 

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