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Brayan Villarreal P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
4 74 75 4 8 0 4.56 0.6
Birth Date5-10-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 7 days
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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
2011 DET MLB 16 0 16.0 1 1 0 21 10 14 3 105 11.8 5.6 1.7 7.9 0% .367 1.94 5.62 6.75 106 4.49 104.3 0.0
2012 DET MLB 50 0 54.7 3 5 0 38 28 66 3 106 6.3 4.6 0.5 10.9 0% .273 1.21 2.93 2.63 99 3.73 85.6 0.7
2013 BOS 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 97 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 DET 0 7 0 4.3 0 2 0 8 8 6 1 95 16.6 16.6 2.1 12.5 0% .539 3.69 8.84 20.77 120 7.55 180.9 -0.2
2013 TOT MLB 8 0 4.3 0 2 0 8 9 6 1 95 16.6 16.6 2.1 12.5 0% .000 3.69 8.84 20.77 116 7.55 180.9 -0.2
CareerMLB74075.048067478671068.05.50.810.336%.3171.513.844.561024.1195.10.6

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-
2011 DET MLB AL 16 0 16.0 1 1 0 21 10 14 3 105 11.8 5.6 1.7 7.9 0% .367 1.94 5.62 6.75 106 4.49 104.3
2011 TOL AAA INT 17 10 66.0 3 5 0 65 29 40 6 95 8.9 4.0 0.8 5.5 0% .289 1.42 5.02 5.05 116 5.67 115.7
2011 ORI Wnt LVB 26 0 27.3 4 2 0 32 11 12 2 10.5 3.6 0.7 4.0 0% .326 1.57 4.38 4.61 0 0.00 0.0
2012 DET MLB AL 50 0 54.7 3 5 0 38 28 66 3 106 6.3 4.6 0.5 10.9 0% .273 1.21 2.93 2.63 99 3.73 85.6
2012 TOL AAA INT 8 0 14.0 0 0 1 5 7 22 1 3.2 4.5 0.6 14.1 0% .200 0.86 2.65 1.29 62 2.35 49.0
2012 ORI Wnt VWL 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0% .111 0.67 3.56 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BOS MLB AL 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 97 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DET MLB AL 7 0 4.3 0 2 0 8 8 6 1 95 16.6 16.6 2.1 12.5 0% .539 3.69 8.84 20.77 120 7.55 180.9
2013 LOW A- NYP 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3.4 0.0 0.0 10.1 0% .167 0.38 0.84 0.00 81 3.08 67.0
2013 PAW AAA INT 5 0 5.3 0 1 1 3 4 6 0 5.1 6.8 0.0 10.1 0% .273 1.31 3.20 1.69 98 5.67 123.1
2013 TOL AAA INT 28 0 34.3 2 2 1 26 26 41 0 6.8 6.8 0.0 10.7 0% .317 1.51 3.34 3.15 98 4.58 99.5
2014 PAW AAA INT 9 0 10.0 1 0 1 4 12 12 0 3.6 10.8 0.0 10.8 0% .182 1.60 4.84 5.40 121 4.68 99.0
2014 RSX Rk GCL 3 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 1 6 0 6.8 2.3 0.0 13.5 0% .375 1.00 1.23 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 314 0.5096 0.4490 0.7872 0.5938 0.2987 0.8947 0.5652 0.2128
2012 927 0.4563 0.4779 0.7223 0.6454 0.3373 0.7619 0.6588 0.2777
2013 133 0.4361 0.3684 0.7755 0.5517 0.2267 0.8125 0.7059 0.2245
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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
2014-08-24 - Minors - - Right Elbow Inflammation -
2014-04-14 2014-08-05 Minors 113 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-07-13 2013-08-14 Minors 32 0 Right Thumb Sprain - -
2012-12-15 2012-12-15 WIN 0 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2012-08-13 2012-08-18 DTD 5 4 Right Elbow Inflammation Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2012-07-08 2012-07-17 DTD 9 5 - Neck Strain - -
2011-07-27 2011-08-13 Minors 17 15 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2010-06-16 2010-06-27 Minors 11 0 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2009-05-14 2009-06-10 Minors 27 0 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-06-20 2007-08-28 Minors 69 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-06-26

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIN $
2014 BOS $
2013 DET $502,500
2011 DET $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$916,500
3 yrTotal$916,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 84 d2015

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.522M in majors.
  • 2014. DFA by Boston 1/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13. Acquired by Boston in three-way trade from Detroit 7/30/13 (Jake Peavy deal).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/19/10. Re-signed by Detroit 3/11.
  • Signed by Detroit as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0?00?.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 You don't have to look far to see the upside of Villarreal. That's not some metaphorical, thoughtful thing, either; there is literally an impressive stat line directly above where your eyes are now. Wedged right beneath it is the wild downside of the fireballing right-hander, and that's where things get iffy. The Red Sox acquired Villarreal and his inconsistency as a throw-in to the three-team swap that netted them Jake Peavy. He's out of options, so he's a few awful walks away from designation for assignment, especially given John Farrell's preference for relievers who throw strikes. In a less stacked 'pen, he might get a shot at holding his roster spot, but he could easily be elsewhere by the time you read this.
2013 Looking at his composite line, it is hard to quibble with anything the Tigers got from Villarreal last year, but he wore down in the dog days. There was some right-elbow inflammation in mid-August that may have been the primary cause. He had 13 walks in his first 33 innings through July, which is a passable 3.5 rate when you are striking out 11.7 per game. In the final two months, he walked 15 in 22 innings. That 6.1 rate is unacceptable on any level. His 3-mph spike in fastball velocity from 2011, combined with his strong slider, make him a deadly weapon out of the bullpen for the Tigers.
2012 Villarreal started last season in the Detroit 'pen but pitched his way back to the bus leagues, where his strikeout and walk rates then took two giant steps in the wrong direction. The organization still believes his stuff can make him an asset in the bullpen, as his mid-90s fastball and sharp slider has generated plenty of swing-and-miss in the past, but he’ll spend this spring competing with the likes of Duane Below and Adam Wilk for the last spot on the roster.
2011 Villarreal continued his steady climb up Detroit's minor-league ladder, blowing through High-A and into the high minors while continuing to whiff more than a man per inning and keep his walks in check. His fastball can reach the mid-90s, and his slider has become such a wipe-out pitch that minor-league batters often hear The Surfaris as they mutter their way back to the dugout. His changeup is a work in progress, however, and since he lacks ideal size many think his future lies in the bullpen—an especially bright future, if his stuff becomes even filthier in shorter appearances.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Odds Bruce Rondon enters 2013 as the Tigers' closer. Joaquin Benoit seems to love the 8th. Brayan Villarreal a possibility?
(RationalSportsFan from detroit)
I'd be shocked to see him open camp in a closer role, or even in the big leagues. (Kevin Goldstein)


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