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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.3 4.70 1.40 35 2 1 1 -0.2
Birth Date2-13-1985
Height6' 8"
Weight230 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
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2017
2018
-0.22019
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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 CIN MLB 60 0 58.7 5 0 0 49 20 39 7 96 7.5 3.1 1.1 6.0 50% .241 1.18 4.34 3.68 100 3.99 90.0 0.6
2011 CIN MLB 66 0 61.3 5 5 0 55 28 41 6 103 8.1 4.1 0.9 6.0 51% .257 1.35 4.39 3.23 108 4.56 105.9 0.1
2012 CIN MLB 63 0 54.7 5 2 2 51 31 39 8 101 8.4 5.1 1.3 6.4 44% .265 1.50 5.47 3.46 127 6.35 145.6 -1.0
2013 CIN MLB 52 0 55.0 3 1 0 53 16 53 8 102 8.7 2.6 1.3 8.7 48% .290 1.25 3.91 4.09 89 3.04 72.9 1.0
2014 CIN MLB 40 0 41.0 3 3 0 50 16 42 5 99 11.0 3.5 1.1 9.2 45% .360 1.61 3.88 5.49 99 3.41 83.7 0.5
2016 BAL MLB 7 0 6.3 0 0 0 9 3 4 1 100 12.8 4.3 1.4 5.7 68% .381 1.89 5.31 9.95 111 5.47 121.0 0.0
CareerMLB2880277.021112267114218351008.73.71.17.148%.2801.384.444.031054.34100.91.3

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-
2005 BIL Rk PIO 15 9 55.3 1 6 0 72 19 46 9 77 11.7 3.1 1.5 7.5 46% .356 1.65 5.81 6.02 0 0.00 0.0
2006 DYT A MDW 27 0 52.1 4 5 0 48 19 47 2 8.3 3.3 0.3 8.1 0% .297 1.29 3.26 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CHT AA SOU 1 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0.0 6.6 0.0 15.4 0% .000 0.73 1.75 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 BIL Rk PIO 1 0 1.2 0 1 0 4 1 3 0 108 30.0 7.5 0.0 22.5 50% 1.000 4.17 1.18 22.50 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SAR A+ FSL 31 22 124.0 7 10 1 131 48 86 4 101 9.5 3.5 0.3 6.2 48% .324 1.44 3.69 4.43 0 0.00 0.0
2007 nsh Wnt HWB 8 6 28.3 2 2 0 38 12 23 2 12.1 3.8 0.6 7.3 0% .367 1.77 4.50 5.72 0 0.00 0.0
2007 nsh Wnt HWB 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 6.8 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .214 0.75 2.94 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 SAR A+ FSL 40 3 79.7 1 7 1 93 32 58 5 99 10.5 3.6 0.6 6.5 47% .331 1.57 3.99 4.97 0 0.00 0.0
2008 LOU AAA INT 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 100 6.9 13.8 0.0 6.9 100% .333 2.31 6.39 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SAR A+ FSL 13 0 18.7 2 0 0 7 7 12 0 95 3.4 3.4 0.0 5.8 68% .140 0.75 3.35 0.96 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CAR AA SOU 24 0 32.7 2 1 7 21 12 24 0 93 5.8 3.3 0.0 6.6 53% .228 1.01 2.73 1.65 0 0.00 0.0
2009 LOU AAA INT 19 0 20.7 0 0 12 16 2 11 1 112 7.0 0.9 0.4 4.8 59% .214 0.87 3.15 1.74 0 0.00 0.0
2009 PES Wnt AFL 10 0 10.0 2 1 1 22 2 8 4 19.8 1.8 3.6 7.2 0% .429 2.40 8.74 13.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CIN MLB NL 60 0 58.7 5 0 0 49 20 39 7 96 7.5 3.1 1.1 6.0 50% .241 1.18 4.34 3.68 100 3.99 90.0
2010 LOU AAA INT 14 0 19.7 0 1 1 21 3 14 0 95 9.6 1.4 0.0 6.4 55% .350 1.22 2.63 4.11 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CIN MLB NL 66 0 61.3 5 5 0 55 28 41 6 103 8.1 4.1 0.9 6.0 51% .257 1.35 4.39 3.23 108 4.56 105.9
2012 CIN MLB NL 63 0 54.7 5 2 2 51 31 39 8 101 8.4 5.1 1.3 6.4 44% .265 1.50 5.47 3.46 127 6.35 145.6
2012 LOU AAA INT 3 0 4.0 0 1 0 8 4 5 1 99 18.0 9.0 2.3 11.3 60% .500 3.00 6.90 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CIN MLB NL 52 0 55.0 3 1 0 53 16 53 8 102 8.7 2.6 1.3 8.7 48% .290 1.25 3.91 4.09 89 3.04 72.9
2013 PEN AA SOU 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 97 3.9 0.0 0.0 3.9 29% .143 0.43 2.04 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 LOU AAA INT 6 0 8.0 0 0 1 4 2 6 0 104 4.5 2.3 0.0 6.8 33% .190 0.75 2.45 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CIN MLB NL 40 0 41.0 3 3 0 50 16 42 5 99 11.0 3.5 1.1 9.2 45% .360 1.61 3.88 5.49 99 3.41 83.7
2014 LOU AAA INT 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 113 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .500 2.00 3.34 0.00 116 5.00 107.1
2016 BAL MLB AL 7 0 6.3 0 0 0 9 3 4 1 100 12.8 4.3 1.4 5.7 68% .381 1.89 5.31 9.95 111 5.47 121.0
2016 BOW AA EAS 5 0 7.0 0 1 0 10 1 9 2 12.9 1.3 2.6 11.6 36% .400 1.57 4.92 6.43 87 2.58 57.2
2018 TUL AA TEX 3 0 3.3 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 8.1 5.4 0.0 2.7 73% .273 1.50 4.64 0.00 104 4.50 91.5
2018 OKL AAA PCL 13 0 18.7 0 1 0 23 6 23 5 11.1 2.9 2.4 11.1 41% .367 1.55 6.04 5.30 87 2.50 53.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 911 0.4687 0.4665 0.7600 0.6089 0.3409 0.8769 0.5758 0.2400
2011 954 0.4759 0.4717 0.7978 0.6718 0.2900 0.8721 0.6414 0.2022
2012 908 0.4780 0.4581 0.7668 0.6406 0.2911 0.8525 0.5942 0.2332
2013 875 0.4640 0.4709 0.7257 0.6256 0.3369 0.8150 0.5823 0.2743
2014 639 0.5008 0.4695 0.7200 0.6344 0.3041 0.7783 0.5979 0.2800
2016 123 0.4553 0.4634 0.8070 0.6964 0.2687 0.8462 0.7222 0.1930
Career44100.47550.46710.75830.63850.31150.84340.60240.2417

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
2014-07-13 2014-08-18 15-DL 36 30 Right Shoulder Strain -
2011-08-08 2011-08-26 15-DL 18 16 Right Forearm Strain - -
2006-07-22 2006-07-29 Minors 7 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BAL $106,557
2016 BAL $
2015 CIN $
2014 CIN $1,425,000
2013 CIN $950,000
2012 CIN $492,500
2011 CIN $418,000
2010 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$3,792,057
6 yrTotal$3,792,057

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 158 dRich Thompson1 year/$0.65M (2017), 2018 option

Details
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2017), plus 2018 club option. Re-signed by Baltimore 12/12/16. 17:$0.65M, 18:$1.5M club option. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 games. Released by Baltimore 3/15/17 (due 30 days' pay, or $106,557).
  • 1 year (2016). Contract terminated by Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan 7/16. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 7/29/16. DFA by Baltimore 8/26/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/16.
  • 2015. Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan.
  • 2 years/$2.3M (2013-14). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). 13:$0.95M, 14:$1.35M. 2014 salary may increase based on 2013 performance: $25,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 games and 50, 55, 60, 65 innings. 2014 performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 games and 50, 55, 60, 65 innings. If traded, additional performance bonuses: $25,000 for 20 games finished. $50,000 each for 25, 30 GF. $0.1M for 40 GF. Award bonuses. Non-tendered by Cincinnati 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.418M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/09. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2005 (13-392) (McLennan CC, Texas).

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 2.4 0.9 1.9 42 0 53.2 42 19 51 7 .253 1.15 3.52 3.83 4.6 0.5
80o 2 0.7 1.6 37 0 46.2 40 18 45 7 .270 1.25 3.96 4.31 1.8 0.2
70o 1.8 0.6 1.4 33 0 41.4 38 17 40 6 .282 1.33 4.29 4.67 0.2 0.0
60o 1.6 0.5 1.2 30 0 37.4 36 16 36 6 .292 1.40 4.58 4.98 -1.0 -0.1
50o 1.4 0.4 1.1 27 0 33.7 34 15 33 6 .302 1.47 4.85 5.27 -1.8 -0.2
40o 1.2 0.4 0.9 24 0 30.2 32 14 29 5 .311 1.54 5.13 5.57 -2.5 -0.3
30o 1.1 0.3 0.8 21 0 26.5 29 13 26 5 .322 1.61 5.44 5.9 -3.1 -0.3
20o 0.9 0.2 0.6 18 0 22.3 26 12 22 4 .334 1.71 5.80 6.3 -3.5 -0.4
10o 0.6 0.1 0.4 13 0 16.8 21 10 16 3 .351 1.84 6.33 6.87 -3.6 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.40.4126032.83315325.2991.454.805.22-1.6-0.2

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
20203521134043411841744.3171.384.915.508.63.88.61.5-0.3
20213610130038361637644.3141.384.805.388.63.88.81.4-0.2
20223710128036351535644.3151.404.925.528.83.88.81.5-0.2
20233810128035341534644.3181.404.955.558.73.98.71.5-0.2
20243910127034331532644.3151.414.995.598.74.08.51.6-0.2
20254010128035341534644.3151.395.005.618.73.88.71.5-0.3
20264110127034331533644.3151.404.995.608.73.98.71.6-0.3
20274210125031311330544.3151.405.045.658.93.78.61.4-0.2
20284310122028281226544.3161.435.085.709.03.98.41.6-0.2

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3 83 Dustin McGowan 2016 3.49
4 83 Esteban Yan 2009 0.00 DNP
5 82 Phil Coke 2017 0.00 DNP
6 81 Aaron Heilman 2013 0.00 DNP
7 81 David Aardsma 2016 0.00 DNP
8 80 Edward Mujica 2018 0.00 DNP
9 79 Joel Peralta 2010 2.20
10 79 Randy Flores 2010 3.48
11 79 Manny Aybar 2006 0.00 DNP
12 78 Shawn Camp 2010 3.36
13 77 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
14 76 Oliver Perez 2016 4.95
15 76 Geoff Geary 2011 0.00 DNP
16 76 Justin Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
17 76 Kyuji Fujikawa 2015 16.20
18 76 Jim Henderson 2017 0.00 DNP
19 76 Tom Gorzelanny 2017 0.00 DNP
20 76 Sean Burnett 2017 0.00 DNP
21 76 Tim Byrdak 2008 3.90
22 75 Julio Manon 2007 0.00 DNP
23 75 Claudio Vargas 2012 0.00 DNP
24 75 Buddy Carlyle 2012 0.00 DNP
25 75 Casey Fien 2018 0.00 DNP
26 75 Steve Hamilton 1969 3.47
27 75 Tim Stauffer 2016 0.00 DNP
28 74 Ross Ohlendorf 2017 0.00 DNP
29 74 Will Ohman 2012 6.41
30 74 Eddie Oropesa 2006 0.00 DNP
31 74 Travis Driskill 2006 0.00 DNP
32 74 Dave Pavlas 1997 0.00 DNP
33 74 Aquilino Lopez 2009 0.00 DNP
34 74 Jumbo Diaz 2018 0.00 DNP
35 74 Valerio De Los Santos 2007 0.00 DNP
36 74 Bobby Tiefenauer 1964 4.24
37 74 Scott Proctor 2011 7.59
38 73 Ed Vosberg 1996 3.48
39 73 Bruce Sutter 1987 0.00 DNP
40 73 Dan Plesac 1996 4.48
41 73 Scott Linebrink 2011 3.64
42 73 Tom Martin 2004 3.97
43 73 Dan Miceli 2005 5.89
44 73 Craig Breslow 2015 4.57
45 73 Lindy McDaniel 1970 2.33
46 73 C.J. Nitkowski 2007 0.00 DNP
47 73 Juan Rincon 2013 0.00 DNP
48 73 Todd Jones 2002 4.70
49 73 Todd Coffey 2015 0.00 DNP
50 73 Jeff Parrett 1996 3.53
51 73 Enrique Romo 1982 4.47
52 73 Brian Sanches 2013 0.00 DNP
53 72 Hugh Casey 1948 9.00
54 72 Bill Campbell 1983 4.86
55 72 Mike Trombley 2001 4.62
56 72 Steve Farr 1991 2.57
57 72 Alan Embree 2004 4.82
58 72 Micah Bowie 2009 0.00 DNP
59 72 Tony Sipp 2018 2.09
60 72 Blaine Boyer 2016 4.09
61 72 Jean Machi 2016 0.00 DNP
62 72 Keith Comstock 1990 3.54
63 72 Jay Witasick 2007 5.46
64 71 Frank Francisco 2014 14.73
65 71 Luis Vizcaino 2009 4.11
66 71 Terry Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
67 71 Joe Roa 2006 0.00 DNP
68 71 Jim Brower 2007 18.90
69 71 Nick Masset 2016 0.00 DNP
70 71 John Franco 1995 2.96
71 71 Chad Durbin 2012 3.69
72 71 Vladimir Nunez 2009 36.00
73 71 Dale Thayer 2015 4.06
74 71 Stephen Randolph 2008 0.00 DNP
75 71 Gary Lavelle 1983 3.41
76 71 Giovanni Carrara 2002 3.47
77 71 Roger Mason 1992 4.19
78 71 Dave Veres 2001 3.97
79 71 Randy Williams 2010 6.12
80 71 Tim Worrell 2002 2.50
81 71 Danny Cox 1994 1.45
82 71 Pat Neshek 2015 4.12
83 70 Frank Dipino 1991 0.00 DNP
84 70 Jesse Orosco 1991 4.14
85 70 Ryota Igarashi 2013 0.00 DNP
86 70 Mace Brown 1943 2.67
87 70 Jamie Walker 2006 2.81
88 70 Carlos Torres 2017 4.58
89 70 Luis Ayala 2012 3.36
90 70 Darren Hall 1999 0.00 DNP
91 70 Craig Lefferts 1992 4.31
92 70 Jason Bulger 2013 0.00 DNP
93 70 Randy Myers 1997 1.81
94 70 Joe Thatcher 2016 0.00 DNP
95 70 Dick Tidrow 1981 5.42
96 70 Scott Patterson 2013 0.00 DNP
97 70 Mike MacDougal 2011 2.53
98 69 Dave Giusti 1974 3.58
99 69 Dustin Hermanson 2007 0.00 DNP
100 69 Chris Narveson 2016 8.64

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Ondrusek found himself non-tendered this winter by the Reds after giving up hit upon hit upon hit and missing a month in the second half with a shoulder strain in 2014. He's a five-pitch reliever with a fastball in the mid-90s, which means he should be five times as good as Kenley Jansen or Sean Doolittle, one-pitch relievers who throw in the mid-90s. Math is hard. So is pitching.
2014 The big right-hander from Texas had been a consistently forgettable middle reliever in his major-league career, not good enough for high leverage nor bad enough to signal that it's time to leave the stadium and beat the traffic home. But something happened to Ondrusek in 2013, as the man who held a career 16 percent strikeout rate suddenly spiked up to 23 percent. His velocity in the second half of the season soared to new heights, averaging nearly 96 mph (94.2 mph was his previous season high) as he punched out 32 in 27 innings. If he can carry forward even a portion of that velocity jump—without his arm snapping under the strain—he becomes another intriguing option at the back of the Reds' bullpen.
2013 Ondrusek is a physically large man but not an overpowering pitcher. He lives on the margins with walk and strikeout totals that tarnish the shiny ERAs of his first three seasons. He is durable, having appeared in 60 games or more in each of those seasons, although he faded after the All-Star break for the second straight year. Considering his hard sinker, cutter, and curve, it seems like Ondrusek should be better than he is. The ability to soak innings in middle relief has value, but his continued inability to miss bats is cause for concern.
2012 Baker likes using this hulking righty in tandem with Bray in the seventh and eighth innings, but, as with the southpaw, it isn't strictly situational. He used both every other day last year until August, when Ondrusek landed on the DL with a strained forearm after appearing in 56 of the Reds' first 114 games; he wasn't as effective after he was reactivated at the end of the month. As with Masset's second-half breakdown, you can wonder how much of it was a product of asking too much, because what doesn't get reflected in a simple appearances count is the number of times a guy warms up and sits back down, used or unused. If he's healthy, he should be able to build on last year's four-month run of effectiveness.
2011 On the surface, Ondrusek’s rookie season looked like a rousing success punctuated by a 22-inning scoreless streak, but storm clouds could be seen gathering on the horizon. The towering righty put himself on the prospect map with a BABIP-aided 2009, and his luck held upon earning a major-league gig. The Texan relies on a low-90s sinker-cutter combo which garners a healthy helping of grounders, but doesn’t miss many bats. If Ondrusek possesses any intrinsic ability to prevent hits on balls in play, he didn’t begin to tap into it until his fifth professional season, but in some cases, a few fortunate and well-timed bounces are all it takes to carve out a major-league career.
2010 A mid-round pick in 2005, this tall, hard-throwing Texan didn’t appear to be anything special in his first four pro seasons, which he spent bouncing between the starting and relief work. Then last year he dominated out of the gate in his third go-round in High-A, and was nearly as good in Double-A, where he took over the closer’s job in June. Ondrusek didn’t allow a home run in 51 2/3 innings between those two levels, and though he did finally give up a lone dinger after being promoted to Triple-A—where he continued to close—he compensated by walking just two men in 20 2/3 innings. Altogether, he posted a 1.50 ERA in 72 minor-league innings. As great as his season was, there was clearly a lot of luck involved, and while there’s some projection in his big frame, deceptive delivery, and hard cutter, he was pitching way above his abilities in 2009—perhaps more than just fatigue was at work in his ugly showing in the Arizona Fall League. Still, he could contribute to the major-league pen yet, albeit further down the depth chart. The size of the correction he experiences this year will tell us a lot.

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DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneLogan Ondrusek is from Shiner, Texas, where they make a delicious cheap beer. Connected to his throwing error? You decide. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableVote for the best commentary today: Reds radio announcer Chris Welsh made a comment regarding Reds rookie RHP Logan Ondrusek. Welsh commented that part of what makes Ondrusek so effective is that he has an incredible stride towards home plate. Ondrusek, who is about 6'8" has a huge stride towards the plate, thereby increasing his perceived velocity from 96 mph to close to 99 mph. Very reminiscent of the research shown by Eric Seidman last season.

And people said that Sabermetrics would never catch on. Hey wait a minute, has anyone ever seen Eric and Chris Welsh in the same room? (Russell A. Carleton)
 

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