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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-8-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight233 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
-0.12016
0.92017
-0.02018
0.12019
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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 KCA MLB 51 0 49.7 1 3 0 54 22 31 6 111 9.8 4.0 1.1 5.6 51% .300 1.53 4.76 5.07 114 5.86 132.4 -0.6
2011 KCA MLB 55 0 69.7 5 3 1 66 32 62 5 108 8.5 4.1 0.6 8.0 55% .303 1.41 3.72 3.75 102 4.75 110.3 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 95 6.8 20.3 0.0 6.8 50% .250 3.00 8.32 0.00 127 7.66 183.4 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 7 0 6.3 0 1 0 4 7 7 0 102 5.7 9.9 0.0 9.9 47% .267 1.74 4.74 7.11 120 7.02 172.1 -0.2
2016 CIN MLB 70 0 76.7 6 5 1 72 38 81 9 97 8.5 4.5 1.1 9.5 53% .315 1.43 4.16 3.99 110 5.04 111.5 -0.1
2017 ANA 0 17 0 17.0 2 0 0 20 4 22 3 102 10.6 2.1 1.6 11.6 49% .386 1.41 3.54 4.76 91 3.52 74.9 0.3
2017 CIN 0 55 0 57.3 1 4 0 64 29 62 5 96 10.0 4.6 0.8 9.7 54% .364 1.62 3.71 5.65 90 4.25 90.4 0.6
2018 ANA MLB 13 0 11.7 1 0 0 8 7 10 1 98 6.2 5.4 0.8 7.7 59% .250 1.29 4.65 2.31 107 5.13 114.5 0.0
2017 TOT MLB 72 0 74.3 3 4 0 84 33 84 8 98 10.2 4.0 1.0 10.2 53% .369 1.57 3.67 5.45 90 4.08 86.9 0.9
CareerMLB2700289.716162289142276291029.04.40.98.653%.3191.494.084.471044.92110.20.0

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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 IDA Rk 12 12 52.2 3 1 0 50 15 46 1 80 8.6 2.6 0.2 7.9 42% .271 1.25 3.61 4.48 0 0.00 0.0
2007 BUR A 7 7 35.7 2 1 0 32 14 26 3 93 8.1 3.5 0.8 6.6 39% .274 1.29 4.35 3.03 0 0.00 0.0
2007 WIL A+ 2 2 9.7 0 1 0 9 3 11 1 88 8.4 2.8 0.9 10.2 63% .348 1.24 4.18 4.64 0 0.00 0.0
2007 ROY Rk 4 4 9.7 0 0 0 9 0 15 0 106 8.4 0.0 0.0 13.9 38% .429 0.93 1.15 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 woc Wnt 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 6 0 15.0 6.0 0.0 18.0 0% .625 2.33 1.94 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 woc Wnt 8 8 33.0 2 1 0 33 19 57 1 9.0 5.2 0.3 15.5 0% .438 1.58 2.79 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2008 WIL A+ 10 10 57.3 3 2 0 32 15 63 3 88 5.0 2.4 0.5 9.9 45% .225 0.82 2.82 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
2008 NWA AA 18 18 86.7 5 7 0 96 32 76 7 89 10.0 3.3 0.7 7.9 49% .349 1.48 3.97 5.29 0 0.00 0.0
2009 NWA AA 17 13 78.7 2 8 0 92 28 49 8 115 10.5 3.2 0.9 5.6 54% .335 1.52 4.54 5.83 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ROY Rk 3 2 4.0 0 1 0 4 1 4 0 93 9.0 2.3 0.0 9.0 57% .429 1.25 3.17 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 gcr Wnt 8 3 14.7 1 1 0 20 5 12 0 12.2 3.1 0.0 7.3 0% .417 1.70 3.63 6.73 0 0.00 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 51 0 49.7 1 3 0 54 22 31 6 111 9.8 4.0 1.1 5.6 51% .300 1.53 4.76 5.07 114 5.86 132.4
2010 OMA AAA 12 0 16.7 2 1 5 12 7 12 0 101 6.5 3.8 0.0 6.5 56% .250 1.14 3.40 2.16 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 55 0 69.7 5 3 1 66 32 62 5 108 8.5 4.1 0.6 8.0 55% .303 1.41 3.72 3.75 102 4.75 110.3
2011 OMA AAA 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 127 3.6 0.0 0.0 10.8 78% .222 0.40 1.38 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 95 6.8 20.3 0.0 6.8 50% .250 3.00 8.32 0.00 127 7.66 183.4
2013 LKC A 3 3 2.7 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 107 3.4 10.1 0.0 10.1 67% .167 1.50 4.45 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MHV A- 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 88 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .500 2.00 3.09 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 AKR AA 7 3 6.0 0 0 0 8 5 6 0 99 12.0 7.5 0.0 9.0 57% .381 2.17 3.82 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 COH AAA 18 0 16.7 2 0 0 11 10 23 0 102 5.9 5.4 0.0 12.4 51% .297 1.26 2.42 2.16 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 7 0 6.3 0 1 0 4 7 7 0 102 5.7 9.9 0.0 9.9 47% .267 1.74 4.74 7.11 120 7.02 172.1
2014 WIL A+ 5 0 9.7 2 1 0 4 2 10 1 88 3.7 1.9 0.9 9.3 64% .143 0.62 3.40 0.93 79 2.99 65.1
2014 NWA AA 6 0 6.7 0 1 0 11 2 13 1 90 14.9 2.7 1.4 17.6 20% .714 1.95 2.07 8.10 97 3.35 69.4
2014 COH AAA 9 0 8.0 0 0 0 7 11 7 0 108 7.9 12.4 0.0 7.9 68% .280 2.25 5.72 1.13 87 3.09 66.1
2014 OMA AAA 14 0 18.3 0 0 0 18 16 21 2 103 8.8 7.9 1.0 10.3 60% .348 1.85 5.44 6.38 88 2.85 57.8
2015 IND AAA 57 0 58.7 2 5 29 52 25 70 2 100 8.0 3.8 0.3 10.7 50% .327 1.31 2.54 3.53 80 2.69 55.5
2016 CIN MLB 70 0 76.7 6 5 1 72 38 81 9 97 8.5 4.5 1.1 9.5 53% .315 1.43 4.16 3.99 110 5.04 111.5
2017 ANA MLB 17 0 17.0 2 0 0 20 4 22 3 102 10.6 2.1 1.6 11.6 49% .386 1.41 3.54 4.76 91 3.52 74.9
2017 CIN MLB 55 0 57.3 1 4 0 64 29 62 5 96 10.0 4.6 0.8 9.7 54% .364 1.62 3.71 5.65 90 4.25 90.4
2018 ANA MLB 13 0 11.7 1 0 0 8 7 10 1 98 6.2 5.4 0.8 7.7 59% .250 1.29 4.65 2.31 107 5.13 114.5
2018 INL A+ 3 3 2.3 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 91 15.4 0.0 0.0 7.7 60% .400 1.71 2.03 7.71 107 6.24 124.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 781 0.4917 0.4635 0.7983 0.6354 0.2972 0.8689 0.6525 0.2017
2011 1175 0.4868 0.4477 0.7662 0.6031 0.3002 0.8522 0.6022 0.2338
2013 41 0.3902 0.4390 0.7222 0.6875 0.2800 0.8182 0.5714 0.2778
2014 118 0.4661 0.3475 0.8049 0.6000 0.1270 0.8788 0.5000 0.1951
2016 1285 0.4739 0.4599 0.7428 0.6404 0.2973 0.8590 0.5174 0.2572
2017 1271 0.4721 0.4264 0.7085 0.5767 0.2921 0.8295 0.4949 0.2915
2018 193 0.4197 0.4404 0.7529 0.6296 0.3036 0.9412 0.4706 0.2471
Career48640.47640.44510.75010.61290.29260.85460.55190.2499

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
2013-03-11 2013-07-13 60-DL 124 93 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-25 -
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-25 -
2012-03-18 2012-03-26 Camp 8 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2010-08-20 2010-08-29 DTD 9 8 Low Back Soreness -
2009-06-27 2009-08-22 Minors 56 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 ANA $1,450,000
2017 CIN $1,275,000
2016 CIN $600,000
2015 PIT $
2014 CLE $560,000
2013 CLE $560,000
2012 KCA $502,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$4,947,000
7 yrTotal$4,947,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 131 dSports One Athlete Mgt.1 year/$1.45M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2018). Re-signed by LA Angels 12/1/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2017). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by LA Angels off waivers 8/25/17 after being DFA by Cincinnati 8/23/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/20/15.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/2/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 5/27/14. DFA by Kansas City 9/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14. Refused assignment by Kansas City 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013). Signed by Cleveland 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Kansas City 11/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/10. Recalled 5/12/10.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2006 (2-77) (Georgia Tech). $0.46M 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 2.4 1.2 0.5 48 0 50.3 39 21 48 5 .259 1.19 3.47 3.52 8.1 0.9
80o 2 1 0.4 42 0 44.4 37 20 42 5 .274 1.29 3.86 3.93 5.2 0.6
70o 1.8 0.8 0.3 38 0 40.4 36 19 38 4 .284 1.36 4.14 4.24 3.4 0.4
60o 1.7 0.7 0.3 35 0 37.0 34 18 35 4 .294 1.42 4.39 4.5 2.1 0.2
50o 1.5 0.6 0.3 32 0 33.9 33 17 32 4 .302 1.48 4.62 4.75 1.0 0.1
40o 1.3 0.6 0.2 29 0 30.9 31 17 29 4 .310 1.54 4.86 5.01 0.1 0.0
30o 1.2 0.5 0.2 26 0 27.7 29 15 26 4 .320 1.61 5.12 5.29 -0.7 -0.1
20o 1 0.4 0.2 23 0 24.1 27 14 23 3 .330 1.69 5.42 5.62 -1.5 -0.2
10o 0.8 0.3 0.1 18 0 19.3 23 12 18 3 .345 1.81 5.86 6.09 -2.1 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.50.60.231033.23217314.3001.464.594.721.10.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Should I drop Kela in a keeper league? Pick up Cotham, Lowe, Blake Wood?
(Vic from Baltimore)
Hey Vic.

Of those three, Cotham is the guy you want right now. (Mike Gianella)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bradford, great post on KCSportsRadio.com today about the Royals' bullpen. Two-parter: do you see bullpen management in general moving away from specialization any time soon, and what short-term fix do you see for KC's bullpen, other than burning it down and starting over (after Soria)?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
This year's pen can tread water if Cruz can become more consistent. His stuff still seems filthy to me. I'm looking forward to seeing Blake Wood come up after what I've heard about him following his conversion to relieving.

Seems like bullpen management moves more towards specialization with each passing season. For awhile, it seemed like the majority of managers were reluctant participants in that sea change. Now the managers I talk to refer to the importance of relievers having specific roles like it's always been that way. I have no evidence to make the claim, but I think the next pitcher-use revolution will involve an enterprising and brave skipper/gm combo going with a four-man rotation & strict pitch counts in the 85-90 range. It just makes sense to me to try something like that, but who has the cajones? (Bradford Doolittle)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Okay, cool. Thanks for the quick response. What do you make of Blake Wood? He wasn't really on the radar--as far as I can see--heading into this year, but he's pulled the neat trick of King 47 batters in 45.1 innings in AA. Does he project to be another starter that will hopefully make signing the likes of Brett Tomko unnecessary?
(NHZ from Royals Review)
Check out Monday's Ten Pack. (Kevin Goldstein)


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