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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 34)
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Birth Date6-13-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.52015
1.42016
1.32017
0.92018
0.02019
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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 TEX MLB 7 0 7.0 0 0 0 6 4 9 0 106 7.7 5.1 0.0 11.6 0% .353 1.43 2.27 7.71 72 2.88 61.8 0.2
2010 TEX MLB 15 0 10.7 0 0 0 17 11 11 2 115 14.3 9.3 1.7 9.3 0% .429 2.63 6.79 10.13 110 3.50 78.9 0.2
2011 BAL 0 12 0 12.3 2 0 0 8 3 12 0 108 5.8 2.2 0.0 8.8 0% .258 0.89 1.84 0.73 85 3.89 90.5 0.1
2011 TEX 0 11 0 9.7 0 1 0 7 7 9 0 109 6.5 6.5 0.0 8.4 0% .259 1.45 3.68 3.72 95 4.04 93.8 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 70 0 66.3 5 2 3 52 37 58 2 105 7.1 5.0 0.3 7.9 0% .275 1.34 3.54 2.44 112 5.53 126.7 -0.6
2013 BAL 0 29 0 22.3 0 3 0 23 15 24 4 97 9.3 6.0 1.6 9.7 0% .288 1.70 5.53 7.25 106 4.75 113.7 0.0
2013 CHN 0 37 0 35.0 2 2 1 22 11 42 1 104 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.8 0% .247 0.94 2.27 2.83 96 3.58 85.8 0.4
2014 CHN MLB 65 0 61.0 2 4 2 40 25 71 2 100 5.9 3.7 0.3 10.5 0% .268 1.07 2.62 2.21 83 2.59 63.5 1.4
2015 CHN MLB 76 0 68.0 2 6 3 39 29 81 5 92 5.2 3.8 0.7 10.7 0% .225 1.00 3.19 2.91 82 2.91 68.1 1.5
2016 CHN MLB 54 0 47.3 2 2 0 27 15 60 4 90 5.1 2.9 0.8 11.4 61% .221 0.89 2.95 2.85 67 2.32 51.4 1.4
2017 CHN MLB 69 0 60.3 5 4 0 45 26 65 4 6.7 3.9 0.6 9.7 61% .270 1.18 3.32 2.83 81 3.23 68.7 1.3
2018 CHN MLB 60 0 59.7 6 1 13 38 21 57 4 99 5.7 3.2 0.6 8.6 48% .222 0.99 3.39 2.26 89 3.67 82.0 0.9
2019 CHN MLB 50 0 41.7 2 5 10 33 20 49 6 97 7.1 4.3 1.3 10.6 54% .276 1.27 4.48 4.97 89 3.66 75.0 0.8
2011 TOT MLB 23 0 22.0 2 1 0 15 10 21 0 109 6.1 4.1 0.0 8.6 0% .000 1.14 2.65 2.05 90 3.96 91.9 0.2
2013 TOT MLB 66 0 57.3 2 5 1 45 26 66 5 102 7.1 4.1 0.8 10.4 0% .000 1.24 3.54 4.55 100 4.04 96.7 0.4
CareerMLB5550501.328303235722454834876.44.00.69.856%.2651.163.373.21893.5480.57.6

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 ASH A SAL 11 0 13.2 2 1 0 10 5 13 3 113 6.8 3.4 2.0 8.9 0% .219 1.14 5.42 4.77 116 4.08 85.7
2006 CAS Rk PIO 11 0 13.0 1 0 0 9 2 22 1 91 6.2 1.4 0.7 15.2 0% .320 0.85 1.99 2.08 51 2.23 46.7
2007 MOD A+ CLF 48 0 54.7 5 2 7 43 29 75 4 92 7.1 4.8 0.7 12.3 0% .310 1.32 3.73 4.28 83 3.38 69.4
2008 TUL AA TXS 7 0 7.0 0 0 3 6 4 7 0 94 7.7 5.1 0.0 9.0 0% .316 1.43 3.47 2.57 90 4.71 96.4
2009 TEX MLB AL 7 0 7.0 0 0 0 6 4 9 0 106 7.7 5.1 0.0 11.6 0% .353 1.43 2.27 7.71 72 2.88 61.8
2009 FRI AA TXS 36 0 51.3 5 5 4 48 29 48 1 114 8.4 5.1 0.2 8.4 0% .315 1.50 3.44 4.39 92 4.27 89.9
2009 OKL AAA PCL 11 0 12.7 1 1 1 13 4 13 2 82 9.2 2.8 1.4 9.2 0% .324 1.34 4.63 7.80 86 3.82 80.4
2009 GIG Wnt DWL 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 7.8 7.8 0.0 3.9 0% .222 1.74 5.02 3.91 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TEX MLB AL 15 0 10.7 0 0 0 17 11 11 2 115 14.3 9.3 1.7 9.3 0% .429 2.63 6.79 10.13 110 3.50 78.9
2010 OKL AAA PCL 39 0 42.3 1 2 13 32 14 57 1 6.8 3.0 0.2 12.1 0% .307 1.09 2.18 1.91 0 0.00 0.0
2010 GIG Wnt DWL 5 0 4.3 0 0 0 8 2 7 2 16.7 4.2 4.2 14.7 0% .500 2.33 7.27 6.28 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BAL MLB AL 12 0 12.3 2 0 0 8 3 12 0 108 5.8 2.2 0.0 8.8 0% .258 0.89 1.84 0.73 85 3.89 90.5
2011 TEX MLB AL 11 0 9.7 0 1 0 7 7 9 0 109 6.5 6.5 0.0 8.4 0% .259 1.45 3.68 3.72 95 4.04 93.8
2011 ROU AAA PCL 39 0 47.7 4 4 11 53 24 55 2 10.0 4.5 0.4 10.4 0% .381 1.62 3.59 3.59 79 4.59 93.7
2012 BAL MLB AL 70 0 66.3 5 2 3 52 37 58 2 105 7.1 5.0 0.3 7.9 0% .275 1.34 3.54 2.44 112 5.53 126.7
2012 ESC Wnt DWL 8 0 9.7 1 0 4 4 2 8 0 3.7 1.9 0.0 7.4 0% .154 0.62 2.41 2.79 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BAL MLB AL 29 0 22.3 0 3 0 23 15 24 4 97 9.3 6.0 1.6 9.7 0% .288 1.70 5.53 7.25 106 4.75 113.7
2013 CHN MLB NL 37 0 35.0 2 2 1 22 11 42 1 104 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.8 0% .247 0.94 2.27 2.83 96 3.58 85.8
2013 DOM int WBC 4 0 4.7 3 0 0 2 0 5 0 3.9 0.0 0.0 9.6 0% .182 0.43 1.48 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CHN MLB NL 65 0 61.0 2 4 2 40 25 71 2 100 5.9 3.7 0.3 10.5 0% .268 1.07 2.62 2.21 83 2.59 63.5
2015 CHN MLB NL 76 0 68.0 2 6 3 39 29 81 5 92 5.2 3.8 0.7 10.7 0% .225 1.00 3.19 2.91 82 2.91 68.1
2016 CHN MLB NL 54 0 47.3 2 2 0 27 15 60 4 90 5.1 2.9 0.8 11.4 61% .221 0.89 2.95 2.85 67 2.32 51.4
2017 CHN MLB NL 69 0 60.3 5 4 0 45 26 65 4 6.7 3.9 0.6 9.7 61% .270 1.18 3.32 2.83 81 3.23 68.7
2018 CHN MLB NL 60 0 59.7 6 1 13 38 21 57 4 99 5.7 3.2 0.6 8.6 48% .222 0.99 3.39 2.26 89 3.67 82.0
2019 CHN MLB NL 50 0 41.7 2 5 10 33 20 49 6 97 7.1 4.3 1.3 10.6 54% .276 1.27 4.48 4.97 89 3.66 75.0
2019 IOW AAA PCL 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 3.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 29% .143 0.67 3.46 0.00 96 4.02 82.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 127 0.3543 0.4646 0.5932 0.6667 0.3537 0.7667 0.4138 0.4068
2010 238 0.5000 0.4244 0.7129 0.5798 0.2689 0.7826 0.5625 0.2871
2011 373 0.5121 0.4370 0.7546 0.5812 0.2857 0.8288 0.5962 0.2454
2012 1097 0.4804 0.4467 0.7510 0.6129 0.2930 0.8700 0.5210 0.2490
2013 975 0.4421 0.4503 0.7130 0.6172 0.3180 0.8459 0.5087 0.2870
2014 876 0.4441 0.4726 0.6594 0.6195 0.3552 0.8174 0.4393 0.3406
2015 1036 0.4180 0.4624 0.6117 0.5820 0.3765 0.8294 0.3700 0.3883
2016 727 0.4333 0.4498 0.6361 0.5556 0.3689 0.8686 0.3684 0.3639
2017 1022 0.4325 0.4472 0.6368 0.6199 0.3155 0.8139 0.3716 0.3632
2018 869 0.3924 0.4937 0.6550 0.6540 0.3902 0.8386 0.4563 0.3450
2019 722 0.3795 0.4792 0.6965 0.6788 0.3571 0.8710 0.4938 0.3035
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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
2014-05-07 2014-05-30 15-DL 23 20 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-05-24 2013-06-08 15-DL 15 14 - Low Back Strain - -
2008-04-19 2008-09-02 Minors 136 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2008-06-13

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $6,250,000
2018 CHN $5,850,000
2017 CHN $5,500,000
2016 CHN $4,400,000
2015 CHN $2,525,000
2014 CHN $1,325,000
2013 BAL $502,500
2012 BAL $482,500
2011 TEX $416,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$21,001,000
2019Current$6,250,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$27,251,000
9 yrTotal$27,251,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 156 dLegacy Agency2 years/$11.85M (2017-18), 2019 option

Details
  • 2 years/$11.85M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option. Signed extension with Chicago Cubs 2/24/17, replacing one-year deal signed 2/11/17. 17:$5.5M, 18:$5.85M, 19:$6.25M club option ($0.5M buyout). Previous deal: 1 year/$5.5M (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/11/17 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.6M). Chicago Cubs exercised 2019 option 11/1/18.
  • 1 year/$4.4M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$2M).
  • 1 year/$1.325M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/11. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Texas 9/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/8/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/07. DFA 9/12/08.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 0 0 0 0 0 14.5 10 5 15 1 .233 1.01 2.82 3.1 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 9.3 7 3 9 1 .247 1.09 3.18 3.49 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 5.8 4 2 6 1 .257 1.15 3.45 3.78 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 2 1 3 0 .266 1.21 3.67 4.04 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 .274 1.26 3.90 4.27 0.0 0.0
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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Pedro Strop get the closer job back on day one when he returns from the DL, or IL, or whatever the hell we call it now?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I'll lean "yes" on that, but Cishek has been solid enough that Maddon could quickly turn back to him if Strop has any hiccups. (It's difficult to throw when you have the hiccups.) (Jon Hegglund)
2017-01-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would there be any way to factor in quick-pitches (hello Pedro Strop) or varying timing in mechanics (Cueto) from pitch to pitch? Always been curious if these changes in timing actually make a difference. If it does work from time to time, perhaps it is just an outside variable regarding the tunnel data.
(rushingbaseball from Chicago)
we do keep track of pacing so we can look to see how that impacts things. Might be hard to accurately pinpoint a quick-pitch, but on aggregate maybe we can get close enough to explore. All we can really get on pacing is time between pitches/events, nothing about the mechanic/delivery speed/time from set to throw etc (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these Theo Epstein trade fleecings: 1. Rangers - 2 trades (recevied Hendricks, Villanueva, Edwards, Grimm, Ramirez, and Olt for Dempster and Garza rentals (resulted in 0 WS)). 2. Orioles (received Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop, and international bonus money for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. 3. A's (received Addison Russell (!), Billy McKinney, and Dan Straily for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel (who promptly returned to Cubs in FA)). Also, are you still a little in shock that Billy Beane traded Addison Russell?
(Mark from Bleacher Nation)
That's a fun question.

The Arrieta trade, the Russell trade, and the Rangers trade. I was not in shock about it (nothing Beane does is on the shock level) but I was very surprised. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any predictions on how the Cubbies closer situation works?
(Royal All-Stars from Stuffing the Ballet Box)
PAGING MATT COLLINS AND THE CLOSER REPORT. I'm not qualified to answer this question. (I think Pedro Strop gets most of the chances, but I expect Maddon to use this opportunity to mix-and-match based on the situation. In short, I expect it to be maddening for fantasy owners.) (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hector Rondon the new closer for the Cubs and if so is he good enough to keep it the whole year?
(scott from az)
Yes, Rondon is the closer. He had a shaky outing on Sunday but then Pedro Strop had an even worse one the other day. Yes, Rondon is talented enough to keep the job all year. Often, though, it's less a matter of talent and more a matter of manager confidence. I'll feel better about Rondon if/when he racks off a few saves in a row without blowing one before confidently proclaiming him closer. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)If I wanted to start non-closers in my RP slots (akin to something like the LIMA Plan), which relievers would you target this year?
(Big L from NJ)
the aforementioned Cody Allen. Pedro Strop, Junichi Tazawa, there's a host of Set Up guys that would make good options here. Those are the top three that came to mind for me, though. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How come Goofy can talk and walk and live on his own but Pluto is someone's pet and can't talk or live on his own? Both are dogs.
(Free Boosie from ATL)
So it looks like the Orioles in the last hour or so, per reports, have indeed traded from their quantity of starting pitching. Reports have them getting Scott Feldman as part of a deal sending Jake Arrietta and Pedro Strop to the Cubs. I think it's somewhat of an upgrade but I still think their lineup offers places for more predictable improvements.

Oh, and Free Boosie indeed. (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pedro Strop's fastball had great armside movement last night. Who has the best tail on their fastball in the majors?
(Matt from Chicago)
I think Chris Sale. Fernando Rodney for the relievers. Check out our leader board tool, use the HMOV sort (keep in mind Tampa's PFX system is a little off so their lefties seem to get extra tail) http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/leaderboards/ (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-08-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)How do the Baltimore Orioles keep winning? They're 14 games over .500 despite a -46 run differential. What is the best record for a team that was outscored by its opponents?
(Eric from DC)
I don't know the answer to your second question off the top of my head, though I fondly remember the '07 Diamondbacks, who won 90 games and the NL West despite being outscored by 20 runs. The Orioles are doubling down on flukiness this year. They're winning one-run games at an incredible rate, which has a lot to do with luck. It also has a lot to do with the bullpen, and the Orioles have a successful one, but even that is kind of fluky, both in the sense that building a good bullpen is hard to repeat and in the sense that oh man have you looked at Jim Johnson's and Pedro Strop's BABIPs lately? It shouldn't be working, but it is, and maybe it'll keep up just long enough. Sam Miller wrote an excellent article on this very topic earlier this week, so I don't know why you're still reading this sentence instead of that. I would link to it, but my normally reliable internet connection is refusing to cooperate (maybe related to the drilling upstairs), so I can't. But don't let my lousy connection prevent you from reading it. (Ben Lindbergh)


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