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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-20-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.12014
-0.62015
-1.82016
-0.02017
0.42018
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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
2011 PIT MLB 4 4 16.7 0 3 0 21 10 5 3 .254 96 11.3 5.4 1.6 2.7 39% .305 .333 1.86 6.71 6.48 129 7.44 173.0 -0.5
2012 PIT MLB 8 6 34.3 1 3 0 36 11 34 6 .249 93 9.4 2.9 1.6 8.9 50% .312 .278 1.37 4.47 5.50 109 4.68 107.3 0.2
2013 PIT MLB 30 30 166.3 10 7 0 146 84 125 11 .255 97 7.9 4.5 0.6 6.8 55% .278 .268 1.38 4.00 3.52 112 4.34 104.0 1.2
2014 PIT MLB 21 21 131.3 7 6 0 127 40 89 16 .252 102 8.7 2.7 1.1 6.1 53% .278 .260 1.27 4.33 3.91 114 4.17 102.3 1.1
2015 PIT MLB 30 30 168.3 8 11 0 179 60 129 15 .257 98 9.6 3.2 0.8 6.9 53% .312 .276 1.42 3.98 4.49 107 5.36 125.1 -0.6
2016 PIT MLB 30 19 127.3 9 8 0 151 44 73 17 .265 98 10.7 3.1 1.2 5.2 51% .315 .293 1.53 4.87 5.44 119 6.51 144.0 -1.8
2017 MIA MLB 7 7 32.0 0 5 0 42 15 26 4 .263 92 11.8 4.2 1.1 7.3 45% .355 .312 1.78 4.58 8.16 110 5.71 121.4 -0.0
CareerMLB130117676.33543070226448172.257989.33.51.06.452%.300.2781.434.344.591135.13119.1-0.4

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-
2006 BRA Rk 10 5 32.0 4 3 0 38 5 38 4 .257 101 10.7 1.4 1.1 10.7 37% .395 .292 1.34 3.23 4.22 0 0.00 0.0
2007 DNV Rk 13 11 61.0 7 1 1 48 8 74 2 .258 97 7.1 1.2 0.3 10.9 54% .314 .202 0.92 2.29 2.66 71 2.70 65.8
2008 ROM A 25 24 139.7 5 12 0 150 38 113 6 .263 97 9.7 2.4 0.4 7.3 56% .321 .271 1.35 3.40 4.06 92 4.50 102.9
2009 LYN A+ 17 17 81.7 4 4 0 98 18 56 4 .253 95 10.8 2.0 0.4 6.2 49% .353 .276 1.42 3.31 4.08 100 4.46 103.6
2009 MYR A+ 10 10 45.7 1 4 0 47 26 43 1 .263 98 9.3 5.1 0.2 8.5 56% .346 .270 1.60 3.78 5.51 100 5.11 107.3
2010 BRD A+ 17 17 86.3 9 3 0 82 14 83 6 .000 8.6 1.5 0.6 8.7 0% .313 .000 1.11 3.14 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ALT AA 10 10 57.7 3 2 0 57 12 56 5 .251 98 8.9 1.9 0.8 8.7 44% .313 .253 1.20 3.37 3.59 85 3.21 94.2
2011 PIT MLB 4 4 16.7 0 3 0 21 10 5 3 .254 96 11.3 5.4 1.6 2.7 39% .305 .333 1.86 6.71 6.48 129 7.44 173.0
2011 ALT AA 23 22 125.0 7 8 0 118 46 114 9 .268 85 8.5 3.3 0.6 8.2 47% .304 .277 1.31 3.81 4.03 89 3.14 93.8
2011 IND AAA 5 5 28.3 1 2 0 25 9 25 1 .250 94 7.9 2.9 0.3 7.9 48% .304 .210 1.20 2.88 2.22 89 4.15 99.6
2012 PIT MLB 8 6 34.3 1 3 0 36 11 34 6 .249 93 9.4 2.9 1.6 8.9 50% .312 .278 1.37 4.47 5.50 109 4.68 107.3
2012 IND AAA 24 24 141.7 10 5 0 126 43 131 9 .247 99 8.0 2.7 0.6 8.3 47% .296 .237 1.19 3.19 2.48 74 1.98 78.3
2013 PIT MLB 30 30 166.3 10 7 0 146 84 125 11 .255 97 7.9 4.5 0.6 6.8 55% .278 .268 1.38 4.00 3.52 112 4.34 104.0
2014 PIT MLB 21 21 131.3 7 6 0 127 40 89 16 .252 102 8.7 2.7 1.1 6.1 53% .278 .260 1.27 4.33 3.91 114 4.17 102.3
2014 BRD A+ 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 5 1 10 1 .262 97 7.5 1.5 1.5 15.0 69% .333 .219 1.00 2.71 3.00 75 2.20 85.1
2014 IND AAA 9 9 50.0 3 1 0 51 22 37 5 .249 106 9.2 4.0 0.9 6.7 55% .299 .255 1.46 4.60 4.14 100 4.15 102.0
2015 PIT MLB 30 30 168.3 8 11 0 179 60 129 15 .257 98 9.6 3.2 0.8 6.9 53% .312 .276 1.42 3.98 4.49 107 5.36 125.1
2016 PIT MLB 30 19 127.3 9 8 0 151 44 73 17 .265 98 10.7 3.1 1.2 5.2 51% .315 .293 1.53 4.87 5.44 119 6.51 144.0
2017 MIA MLB 7 7 32.0 0 5 0 42 15 26 4 .263 92 11.8 4.2 1.1 7.3 45% .355 .312 1.78 4.58 8.16 110 5.71 121.4
2017 JUP A+ 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 7 0 10 1 .258 77 7.0 0.0 1.0 10.0 70% .273 .180 0.78 2.53 1.00 77 1.98 48.8
2017 JAX AA 2 2 11.3 1 0 0 13 2 12 1 .255 101 10.3 1.6 0.8 9.5 58% .375 .257 1.32 2.93 2.38 84 2.37 58.1

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
2011 293 0.5324 0.3788 0.8198 0.5513 0.1825 0.8256 0.8000 0.1802
2012 563 0.5400 0.4192 0.7797 0.5625 0.2510 0.8713 0.5385 0.2203
2013 2700 0.3981 0.4078 0.7802 0.5833 0.2917 0.8947 0.6287 0.2198
2014 1946 0.4579 0.4471 0.7770 0.5993 0.3185 0.8558 0.6518 0.2230
2015 2759 0.4353 0.4447 0.7775 0.6087 0.3184 0.8605 0.6552 0.2225
2016 2072 0.4821 0.4773 0.8008 0.6687 0.2992 0.8653 0.6667 0.1992
2017 580 0.4500 0.4500 0.8123 0.6092 0.3197 0.8742 0.7157 0.1877
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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
2014-03-21 2014-04-11 15-DL 21 9 - Abdomen Recovery From Strain Oblique - -
2014-02-28 2014-03-21 Camp 21 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-07-09 2013-07-21 DTD 12 7 - Low Back Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIA $3,025,000
2016 PIT $3,025,000
2015 PIT $531,000
2014 PIT $513,000
2013 PIT $497,500
2012 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$7,591,500
5 yrTotal$7,591,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 20 dACES1 year/$3.025M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.025M (2017). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/7/16. Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star and $0.1M for WS MVP. DFA by Miami 7/4/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/9/17.
  • 1 year/$3.025M (2016). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Pittsburgh 11/29/16. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.531M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15.
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. Award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/19/10. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 6/3/09 (McLouth deal).
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2006 (2-51) (Kennett HS, Conway, NH). $0.675M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .277 .335 .406 .266
11 vs R (Multi) .283 .347 .448 .288
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.012 -.042 -.022
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .282 .329 .423 .261
31 vs R (2016) .305 .367 .508 .306
38 Split (2016) -.023 -.038 -.086 -.044
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Also, looking at the Pirates current rotation, how badly does Taillon getting hurt suck for them? If he was up and pitching well, the Pirates are a playoff team.
(Dave from Boston)
It's not quite that simple, but yes, it does hurt. There's no doubt that they'd rather have Taillon pitching than Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton or Vance Worley. That said, it's been their lack of offense (before Polanco arrived) and their previously sharp bullpen that have hurt them this year. You can't make definitive statements like that about a prospect and a team making the playoffs. They're just not factual. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)With injuries to other Pirates pitching prospects, does Kingham get elevated any quicker?
(Silverback38 from VA)
The Pirates are notoriously conservative with their promotions and do not rush their prospects. The Pirates also have some pitching depth ahead of their top prospects, like Jeff Locke and Brandon Crumpton, so there's no need to rush anyone. If they dip into the prospect pool for starts, Kingham could nab a few of those that would have gone to Jameson Taillon, but i don't think we'll see Kingham this year unless things really get bad on the Burgh. (Jeff Moore)
2013-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Jeff Locke's ceiling? #3 starter, or #5 starter?
(redguy12588 from Pittsburgh)
5th starter, what he's doing now seems to be a mirage. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-27 13:15:00 (link to chat)Who is Jeff Locke? And how is he 2nd in the NL in ERA?
(Scott from PA)
He's a starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the guy with a bigger gap between his FIP and ERA than any other pitcher. Granted, the Pirates have a good defense, but that .225 BABIP and .115/.192/.148(!!) line with runners in scoring position aren't going to last. He gets grounders, so he's not a bad guy to have toward the back of a rotation, but you probably don't need me to tell you that he's not this good. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-06-27 13:15:00 (link to chat)Do the Pirates actually stick around til the end this year, or do they fade in the second half?
(Matt from Springfield)
Pirates in first place, and tied for the best record in baseball! What a world. I don't foresee another soul-crushing second-half fade. I think they've played a bit over their heads (we already touched on Jeff Locke), but they'll certainly stay in the race. Probably wouldn't pick them over the Cardinals or Reds. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)When does Jeff Locke turn into a pumpkin?
(ironcityguys from Pittsburgh)
I don't know when it will happen, but I agree with your sentiment that it will eventually happen. There's nothing in the numbers to indicate that this level of performance will continue. PNC is murder on righties, so Locke will continue to benefit on the days he pitches there, but a 4.00 ERA seems like a far more likely outcome than the sub-3 he's posting now. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you stream Tehren today vs the Pirates? He looked better at the end of his last start, but the Pirates have been scoring runs lately.
(Johnny from Boston)
It's a worthwhile stream, for me, if you badly need a win, since Jeff Locke hasn't set the world on fire in his first two starts. That said, I'd be prepared for some possible rate-stat damage, and if you need help there, I'd look for a different option. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-04-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jeff Locke be a solid back of the rotation starter?
(redguy12588 from Pittsburgh)
solid back of the rotation ... that's close to be an oxymoron. He's got the crafty lefty make-up with a good change-up. He may need to add another pitch. But yes, I think he's got a good shot at sticking in the back of a decent big league rotation. Maybe not this year, though. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Cory. Do you like Jeff Locke's chances of staying in the Pirates' rotation for much of the year? How high is his ceiling?
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
34-11 K-BB in 34.1 IP in his debut last year, 8.3 K/9 and 3.4 K/BB in the minors, decent ground ball rates... the numbers are impressive, although his minor league ERA's never measured up to his underlying skills. He's not a great "stuff" guy and the Pirates have other options if he falters but he's got a shot to stick around as an end-of-rotation guy, a #4 type. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Pirates have any prospects that could help in 2012?
(John from Pittsburgh)
Don't be surprised if Jeff Locke finds his way to the big leagues next year. (Kevin Goldstein)


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