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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-5-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age35 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.82015
-0.32016
2017
2018
-0.32019
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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 44 0 41.7 4 1 0 31 16 39 2 112 6.7 3.5 0.4 8.4 45% .257 1.13 3.02 1.30 102 3.54 79.9 0.7
2011 TEX MLB 31 29 169.0 13 8 0 149 43 126 16 114 7.9 2.3 0.9 6.7 38% .266 1.14 3.68 3.51 110 4.20 97.7 1.7
2012 TEX MLB 58 1 66.0 2 0 3 49 17 66 9 104 6.7 2.3 1.2 9.0 39% .237 1.00 3.68 3.27 97 3.42 78.3 1.1
2013 TEX MLB 23 18 104.3 7 4 0 87 41 72 11 99 7.5 3.5 0.9 6.2 43% .254 1.23 4.38 3.11 119 5.14 123.1 -0.3
2014 TEX MLB 27 0 25.0 2 3 1 33 15 22 1 104 11.9 5.4 0.4 7.9 37% .386 1.92 3.84 6.84 120 5.47 134.0 -0.3
2015 BOS MLB 64 0 65.3 3 1 0 59 28 53 12 111 8.1 3.9 1.7 7.3 44% .260 1.33 5.29 3.99 117 5.72 133.6 -0.8
2016 ATL MLB 36 0 32.0 2 1 0 32 23 29 2 89 9.0 6.5 0.6 8.2 42% .323 1.72 4.43 3.94 118 5.83 128.9 -0.3
2018 CLE MLB 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 116 18.0 27.0 0.0 9.0 25% .500 5.00 10.19 18.00 207 0.00 0.0 0.0
CareerMLB28448504.333194442186408531077.93.30.97.341%.2701.254.053.501124.59107.21.8

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 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 DGR Rk DSL 16 0 30.1 4 0 2 23 3 44 0 6.9 0.9 0.0 13.2 0% .338 0.86 0.45 0.60 0 0.00 0.0
2007 DGR Rk DSL 15 0 28.0 6 1 3 25 7 35 1 8.0 2.3 0.3 11.3 0% .353 1.14 2.02 0.96 0 0.00 0.0
2009 azu Wnt DWL 4 0 4.0 0 0 0 6 1 3 0 13.5 2.3 0.0 6.8 0% .400 1.75 2.53 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TEX MLB AL 44 0 41.7 4 1 0 31 16 39 2 112 6.7 3.5 0.4 8.4 45% .257 1.13 3.02 1.30 102 3.54 79.9
2010 FRI AA TXS 7 3 15.7 0 0 0 4 5 21 1 92 2.3 2.9 0.6 12.0 47% .103 0.57 2.27 1.15 0 0.00 0.0
2010 OKL AAA PCL 11 0 15.0 0 0 1 10 6 21 0 95 6.0 3.6 0.0 12.6 44% .278 1.07 1.98 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TEX MLB AL 31 29 169.0 13 8 0 149 43 126 16 114 7.9 2.3 0.9 6.7 38% .266 1.14 3.68 3.51 110 4.20 97.7
2012 TEX MLB AL 58 1 66.0 2 0 3 49 17 66 9 104 6.7 2.3 1.2 9.0 39% .237 1.00 3.68 3.27 97 3.42 78.3
2012 ROU AAA PCL 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 88 3.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 60% .200 0.33 0.32 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TEX MLB AL 23 18 104.3 7 4 0 87 41 72 11 99 7.5 3.5 0.9 6.2 43% .254 1.23 4.38 3.11 119 5.14 123.1
2013 FRI AA TEX 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 102 6.0 0.0 1.5 6.0 22% .176 0.67 3.88 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ROU AAA PCL 3 3 13.0 0 1 0 12 4 4 4 89 8.3 2.8 2.8 2.8 38% .186 1.23 7.87 6.23 0 0.00 0.0
2014 TEX MLB AL 27 0 25.0 2 3 1 33 15 22 1 104 11.9 5.4 0.4 7.9 37% .386 1.92 3.84 6.84 120 5.47 134.0
2015 BOS MLB AL 64 0 65.3 3 1 0 59 28 53 12 111 8.1 3.9 1.7 7.3 44% .260 1.33 5.29 3.99 117 5.72 133.6
2016 ATL MLB NL 36 0 32.0 2 1 0 32 23 29 2 89 9.0 6.5 0.6 8.2 42% .323 1.72 4.43 3.94 118 5.83 128.9
2016 RNO AAA PCL 6 0 5.3 1 0 0 10 7 2 0 16.9 11.8 0.0 3.4 52% .435 3.19 6.90 13.50 134 9.73 213.3
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 15 0 13.0 0 1 7 10 5 4 0 6.9 3.5 0.0 2.8 0% .222 1.15 3.45 2.77 0 0.00 0.0
2018 CLE MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 116 18.0 27.0 0.0 9.0 25% .500 5.00 10.19 18.00 207 0.00 0.0
2018 COH AAA INT 14 6 34.7 2 0 0 38 10 25 4 97 9.9 2.6 1.0 6.5 39% .315 1.38 4.25 3.89 118 4.90 104.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 682 0.5396 0.4604 0.7516 0.6114 0.2834 0.8133 0.5955 0.2484
2011 2720 0.5103 0.4721 0.7874 0.6354 0.3018 0.8526 0.6443 0.2126
2012 1040 0.5442 0.4933 0.7115 0.6555 0.2996 0.7493 0.6127 0.2885
2013 1706 0.4971 0.4443 0.7982 0.6156 0.2751 0.8467 0.6907 0.2018
2014 481 0.4844 0.4595 0.7692 0.6781 0.2540 0.8228 0.6349 0.2308
2015 1111 0.4572 0.4752 0.7424 0.6772 0.3051 0.8110 0.6141 0.2576
2016 597 0.5310 0.4456 0.7707 0.6625 0.2000 0.8095 0.6250 0.2293
2018 31 0.4516 0.4194 0.8462 0.7143 0.1765 0.8000 1.0000 0.1538
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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
2014-06-04 2014-09-29 60-DL 117 104 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2014-05-18 2014-05-20 DTD 2 1 Right Wrist Contusion - -
2013-08-14 2013-09-03 15-DL 20 17 Right Shoulder Nerve Injury - -
2013-06-06 2013-07-23 15-DL 47 41 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-05-16 2013-06-05 15-DL 20 17 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps - -
2012-09-06 2012-09-11 DTD 5 4 Right Arm Soreness Biceps - -
2012-06-11 2012-07-16 15-DL 35 28 Right Groin Strain - -
2012-05-28 2012-05-29 DTD 1 1 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-06-19 2011-06-19 DTD 0 0 General Medical Dehydration Needed IV Fluids -
2011-04-11 2011-04-11 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Blister -
2011-04-05 2011-04-05 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2010-10-31 2010-11-01 15-DL 1 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ATL $2,000,000
2015 BOS $1,500,000
2014 TEX $2,625,000
2013 TEX $506,600
2012 TEX $497,600
2011 TEX $430,150
2008 TEX $390,000
2007 TEX $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$8,329,350
8 yrTotal$8,329,350

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 32 dReynolds Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 5/4/18. DFA by Cleveland 5/21/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/25/18.
  • 2017. Hanwha of Korea.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/8/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2M in majors. May earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Atlanta 4/3/16. DFA by Atlanta 6/27/16. Released by Atlanta 7/1/16. Signed by Arizona 7/11/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 8/3/16 (opted out of contract).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/30/15. May earn additional $1.5M in performance bonuses. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/6/15.
  • 1 year/$2.625M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Texas 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5066M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4976M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$430,150 (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased by Texas 11/06. Re-signed by Texas 2/07.
  • Selected by Texas from Oakland in Rule 5 draft 12/05.
  • Signed by Oakland 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 3 1.3 1.4 43 2 49.8 45 21 39 7 .261 1.31 3.94 4.47 3.5 0.4
80o 2.5 1.1 1.1 38 2 43.7 42 20 34 6 .276 1.41 4.37 4.93 0.9 0.1
70o 2.2 1 1 34 2 39.4 40 19 31 6 .287 1.49 4.68 5.28 -0.6 -0.1
60o 2 0.9 0.9 31 1 35.9 38 18 28 6 .296 1.56 4.96 5.57 -1.7 -0.2
50o 1.8 0.8 0.8 28 1 32.7 36 17 26 6 .305 1.63 5.22 5.86 -2.5 -0.3
40o 1.6 0.7 0.7 26 1 29.5 34 16 23 5 .314 1.70 5.49 6.15 -3.2 -0.3
30o 1.4 0.6 0.6 23 1 26.3 32 15 21 5 .323 1.78 5.79 6.46 -3.7 -0.4
20o 1.1 0.5 0.5 20 1 22.6 29 13 18 4 .334 1.87 6.14 6.84 -4.1 -0.4
10o 0.8 0.4 0.3 15 1 17.6 24 11 14 4 .350 2.01 6.64 7.38 -4.2 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.70.80.728131.93516255.3031.615.185.81-2.3-0.3

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Did you see any of Luis Severino's starts while he was with Charleston? If so, what notes did you take?
(Ace from PA)
He's a poor man's Alexi Ogando. The velo is good but he catches lots of the plate and I was never wowed. Should contribute at big league level. (Ryan Parker)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)I'd love some help prioritizing some available Al SPs for the rest of the year: Phil Hughes, Alexi Ogando, John Danks, Dan Straily, RHernandez, and Erik Bedard. Thanks!!!!!
(Frank Finley from Jasper)
Heya Frank.

Think I'll go Ogando, Straily, Bedard, Danks, Roberto Hernandez and Phil Hughes. With a group like this, you're looking for upside and Ogando and Straily probably have the most upside of the group. Bedard has some upside but runs into problems with high pitch counts; if you're in a wins league, that's a problem. Danks is meh even for onlies, and I'm not a fan of Hernandez or Hughes. Both are risks even in only. (Mike Gianella)
2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding Neftali Feliz and the Rangers pitching - do you think Texas would send him to AAA at the beginning of the season to refine his starting arsenal because they have too many starters? Or is Alexi Ogando going to have a more permanent role in the bullpen?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
I don't know what the Rangers are going to do, and I haven't paid close attentions to the rumblings out of Arlington to know which way they are leaning. With Darvish slotting in for Wilson, do they still really have a surplus of starters? Darvish, Lewis, Holland, Harrison...okay so technically I suppose Ogando and Feliz don't both fit there, and maybe that means one of them has to start the year in the bullpen and thus can't easily be moved to the rotation mid-year. I don't have a strong opinion. (Mike Fast)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Based on pure stuff/dominance/command (whatever strikes you), which pitchers are you most looking forward to watching this postseason?
(Lucas Apostoleris from Amherst, MA)
Kenley Jansen is the guy that has piqued my interest most recently, but I'll have all offseason to look at him, I suppose.

Of the pitchers who look playoff-bound, Craig Kimbrel is just amazing. I'm curious about Verlander's BABIP this year. Doug Fister is an interesting story. I've wanted to look at Alexi Ogando's switch to the rotation. Koji Uehara fascinates me, with his splitter and high flyball/popup rate. Josh Collmenter and Ian Kennedy are interesting.

Of course there's no way I'll end up analyzing all or even most of those guys, but those are a few names who grab my attention. (Mike Fast)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)I don't think Alexi Ogando's really a rookie...
(Bob from Seattle)
Ogando did not go over the rookie limit of 50 innings last season but he may have surpassed the service time requirements. Anyway, I'll change my vote to Michael Pineda. (John Perrotto)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have a very strong pitching staff in a long term keeper Strat-O-Matic 16 team league and I only need five starters. Which five of these would you keep? Josh Beckett, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Zack Greinke, CJ Wilson, Jordan Zimmermann, Clayton Kershaw, Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando, and Chris Narveson. Keep in mind I can keep them forever.
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Lincecum, Kershaw, Greinke, and Cain seem like obvious choices. I'd probably go with Beckett for the last spot, though Wilson might be safer, given Beckett's age and injury history. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan, In my 6x6 roto league, I was just offered Shin-Soo Choo for Rajai Davis and Alexi Ogando. What do you think? Is Choo going to return to form?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
That's a tough call. Choo admitted this weekend that he's been pressing as a way to make up for his DUI arrest. Clearly he's the best player in the deal when he's on, but you have to wonder whether (and when) he'll put the arrest behind him. (Dan Turkenkopf)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I drafted Alexi Ogando this season banking that he would be the closer in lieu of Neftali Feliz. Fortunately, when it was announced that Feliz would remain the closer, I kept Ogando and have been rewarded with outstanding performance from a SP. So the question is, should I expect this to keep up, or should I sell high on him? I'm concerned about a career high usage and him having to pitch in Arlington this summer. What are your thoughts?
(JoshC77 from Columbus, OH)
There were concerns about Oganda's ability to get lefties out entering the season, but he has fared really well against them so far (an OPS against just over 600). Nobody is going to keep a sub-2 ERA, but as long as he stays healthy, he should be a decent option heading forward.

You have to tip your cap to Texas on reliever-to-starter transitions too. Either they've gotten lucky a few times, or they know what's up. Maybe a bit of both. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking at CJ Wilson and Alexi Ogando, I'm curious which relievers out there do you feel have adequate secondary stuff to succeed as starters?
(Teenwolf from Vancouver, BC)
I was a big fan of the C.J. Wilson switch to the rotation, as you know. In general, I fall with the camp that likes to see good pitchers in the rotation where they can maximize their value.

However, as a way of ducking your very good question, one thing near the top of my research list is learning what it really takes for pitchers to succeed at the relief-to-starting switch. There are so many sample biases that it makes for a difficult to study to undertake. (Mike Fast)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey John, you think guys like Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek, and Alexi Ogando should be held onto or sold for 2011?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
Of the three, I'd be most apt to hold onto Drabek but I'd be willing to give up any of the three if I felt I was getting a really good deal. (John Perrotto)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Four starts for Alexi Ogando and he has a WHIP of 0.79. Shouldn't the other teams have had a chance to make adjustments to his two-pitch arsenal by now? Or is he for real?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Using your own question, I can answer that. Four starts. Not a lot of repeat opponents in that mix who can adjust to him the second time around.

I like Ogando and all, but he has been more successful than he will end up being, assuming he remains in this job. (Marc Normandin)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, What do you think of Alexi Ogando? Can he maintain being a dominant starter as he's shown in his first two starts?
(SnakeDoctor18 from New York, NY)
I like Ogando--he was effective out of the pen last season, even if he couldn't convince Ron Washington to use him in any high-leverage spots. I don't think he'll continue to be this dominant, though, since I'm not sure his control or luck are this good. You wonder if he'll run out of gas at some point, too. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Evan Grant put Alexi Ogando in his projected Rangers starting rotation this morning. What are your thoughts on that?
(T.R. Sullivan's Merkin from El Segundo)
I makes me think he has never seen Ogando pitch (Jason Parks)


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