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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-9-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12015
2016
-0.42017
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
2013 CHA MLB 4 0 6.7 0 1 0 5 3 6 1 98 6.8 4.1 1.4 8.1 0% .235 1.20 5.02 2.70 111 4.89 117.2 0.0
2015 COL MLB 11 0 10.3 2 0 0 11 5 9 0 113 9.6 4.4 0.0 7.8 0% .344 1.55 3.16 6.10 105 5.23 122.1 -0.1
2017 OAK MLB 26 0 37.0 1 3 0 32 14 35 7 7.8 3.4 1.7 8.5 34% .263 1.24 5.01 4.38 118 6.20 132.0 -0.4
CareerMLB41054.03404822508348.03.71.38.333%.2591.304.654.501155.85128.3-0.5

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 DAD Rk DSL 12 12 46.2 1 3 0 40 21 58 2 7.8 4.1 0.4 11.3 0% .304 1.32 3.27 4.68 0 0.00 0.0
2007 PDR Rk AZL 14 12 50.7 2 6 0 61 30 55 4 105 10.8 5.3 0.7 9.8 0% .377 1.79 5.40 6.21 109 7.73 158.6
2008 EUG A- NWN 15 15 65.3 2 3 0 54 29 64 3 103 7.4 4.0 0.4 8.8 0% .285 1.27 4.14 4.00 99 4.11 84.1
2009 FTW A MDW 28 27 140.3 10 6 0 118 37 157 9 108 7.6 2.4 0.6 10.1 0% .302 1.10 3.22 3.34 83 3.02 63.5
2009 LIC Wnt DWL 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 3.28 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SAN AA TXS 24 23 129.7 7 6 0 107 36 107 8 89 7.4 2.5 0.6 7.4 0% .266 1.10 3.29 2.91 0 0.00 0.0
2010 POR AAA PCL 2 2 10.3 0 1 0 16 6 6 1 91 14.0 5.2 0.9 5.2 0% .366 2.14 5.42 7.86 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SAN AA TEX 16 16 89.3 5 6 0 95 16 73 9 107 9.6 1.6 0.9 7.4 0% .317 1.24 3.78 4.33 93 4.23 86.3
2011 TUC AAA PCL 6 6 25.7 2 2 0 37 18 21 5 109 13.0 6.3 1.8 7.4 0% .372 2.14 6.78 10.17 121 7.23 147.5
2011 LIC Wnt LID 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 27.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .600 3.00 1.06 18.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 BIR AA SOU 15 15 90.0 6 4 0 89 21 72 4 95 8.9 2.1 0.4 7.2 0% .304 1.22 2.91 3.70 86 4.24 88.2
2012 CHR AAA INT 5 5 25.0 1 1 0 32 6 16 2 95 11.5 2.2 0.7 5.8 0% .361 1.52 3.87 4.32 98 5.77 120.1
2012 BRI Rk APP 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 121 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .375 1.50 3.69 4.50 106 5.27 109.8
2013 CHA MLB AL 4 0 6.7 0 1 0 5 3 6 1 98 6.8 4.1 1.4 8.1 0% .235 1.20 5.02 2.70 111 4.89 117.2
2013 CHR AAA INT 27 12 92.7 3 7 0 98 33 82 14 99 9.5 3.2 1.4 8.0 0% .313 1.41 4.56 5.83 110 5.82 126.4
2015 COL MLB NL 11 0 10.3 2 0 0 11 5 9 0 113 9.6 4.4 0.0 7.8 0% .344 1.55 3.16 6.10 105 5.23 122.1
2015 ABQ AAA PCL 36 0 57.0 5 5 0 53 20 74 6 8.4 3.2 0.9 11.7 0% .326 1.28 3.58 3.79 80 3.12 68.5
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 50 0 53.3 0 5 10 52 12 58 5 8.8 2.0 0.8 9.8 49% .324 1.20 3.72 3.38 79 2.51 55.4
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 10 0 6.3 0 0 1 10 3 3 0 14.2 4.3 0.0 4.3 0% .385 2.05 3.16 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2017 OAK MLB AL 26 0 37.0 1 3 0 32 14 35 7 7.8 3.4 1.7 8.5 34% .263 1.24 5.01 4.38 118 6.20 132.0
2017 NAS AAA PCL 33 0 38.0 3 5 4 24 21 63 3 5.7 5.0 0.7 14.9 45% .284 1.18 3.56 3.32 71 1.51 32.2
2018 NAS AAA PCL 6 0 8.3 1 1 0 11 6 12 1 11.9 6.5 1.1 13.0 48% .417 2.04 4.58 7.56 93 4.95 104.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 92 0.5326 0.4022 0.7568 0.5918 0.1860 0.7931 0.6250 0.2432
2015 186 0.4677 0.4301 0.7250 0.6207 0.2626 0.8519 0.4615 0.2750
2017 595 0.5395 0.4353 0.8185 0.6012 0.2409 0.8860 0.6212 0.1815
Career8730.52350.43070.79210.60440.23970.86890.58760.2079

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
2011-05-06 2011-06-06 Minors 31 30 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 COL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 137 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 1/8/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Oakland 7/16/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/6/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 10/15/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Colorado 8/23/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Colorado 10/14/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 4/22/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 10/13/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 11/1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from San Diego 12/31/11 (Carlos Quentin deal). Signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/10.
  • Signed by San Diego 2006 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 6.6 0 0.6 43 0 53.1 35 18 53 4 .232 1.00 2.84 3.12 -0.7 -0.1
80o 5.7 0 0.5 38 0 46.9 33 18 46 4 .246 1.09 3.21 3.53 -2.6 -0.3
70o 5.1 0 0.4 35 0 42.5 32 17 42 4 .256 1.15 3.47 3.83 -3.7 -0.4
60o 4.6 0 0.4 32 0 38.9 31 16 39 4 .265 1.21 3.71 4.09 -4.4 -0.5
50o 4.2 0 0.3 29 0 35.6 29 15 35 4 .274 1.26 3.93 4.34 -5.0 -0.5
40o 3.8 0 0.3 26 0 32.4 28 15 32 3 .282 1.31 4.15 4.59 -5.4 -0.6
30o 3.3 0 0.3 24 0 29.0 26 14 29 3 .291 1.37 4.39 4.87 -5.7 -0.6
20o 2.8 0 0.2 21 0 25.1 24 13 25 3 .302 1.44 4.68 5.2 -5.8 -0.6
10o 2.2 0 0.2 16 0 20.0 20 11 20 2 .316 1.55 5.09 5.66 -5.6 -0.6
Weighted Mean4.100.329034.92815353.2711.243.894.3-4.8-0.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who is better long time Simon Castro or David Holmberg
(scorpio from ecuador)
Holmberg. Love big lefties. (John Perrotto)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you Red Sox joy counterbalances your Padres' sadness on the Gonzalez deal?
(formersd from San Diego)
There really isn't any Padres' sadness, honestly. Here is my thinking.

As great as Adrian Gonzalez is--and he's one of the top players in the game--he is one guy. The Padres had reason to believe the 2011 team could be a bit better, with an improved rotation, a full season of (healthy) Ryan Ludwick, Cameron Maybin possibly blossoming in center with another year in the majors, Kyle Blanks coming back from his TJ surgery, etc. If they acquire Brendan Ryan in a trade to man shortstop as is expected, and then sign someone like Derrek Lee to play first base, then you're talking about a team that could still win something like 82-85 games. Then, in 2012, you have Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Simon Castro and maybe Drew Cumberland coming up if he continues to tear up the minors. That is an exciting roster all of a sudden, and it was brought about without fielding a terrible team.

The Padres can trade Bell and Ludwick in July and still have a decent team, assuming Aaron Cunningham or Kyle Blanks can slot into Ludwick's place and they bump Mike Adams up to the role of closer. The gloom and doom mentality coming out of San Diego after the trade of Adrian Gonzalez is almost enough to make me start a Padres' blog in response. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it me or is Simon Castro still a bit underrated? He is looking like a solid workhorse starter with possible #1 upside.
(Hutch from Ottawa)
I'm not throwing a No. 1 tag on him, and I don't know any scout who is. That's not something throw around lightly. (Kevin Goldstein)


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