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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-19-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.02015
1.62016
1.82017
-1.42018
-0.52019
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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 CLE MLB 12 12 73.0 6 4 0 72 19 43 10 106 8.9 2.3 1.2 5.3 32% .274 1.25 4.55 4.56 111 5.37 121.2 -0.1
2011 CLE MLB 26 26 165.3 12 7 0 157 21 89 24 102 8.5 1.1 1.3 4.8 40% .253 1.08 4.30 4.25 110 4.54 105.4 1.0
2012 CLE MLB 21 16 103.3 5 8 0 126 25 56 18 98 11.0 2.2 1.6 4.9 43% .309 1.46 5.03 6.36 120 6.20 142.1 -1.3
2013 CLE MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 99 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 38% .250 1.00 3.07 0.00 112 4.55 109.0 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 25 16 104.0 6 9 0 120 14 94 18 102 10.4 1.2 1.6 8.1 39% .320 1.29 4.03 4.76 88 3.78 92.7 1.3
2015 CLE MLB 10 10 65.7 7 2 0 47 8 57 13 107 6.4 1.1 1.8 7.8 39% .199 0.84 4.39 3.02 101 3.81 89.0 1.0
2016 CLE MLB 30 29 174.0 13 9 0 187 20 118 36 113 9.7 1.0 1.9 6.1 45% .276 1.19 4.83 4.40 104 4.57 101.1 1.6
2017 CLE MLB 26 26 141.0 10 9 0 166 14 109 23 104 10.6 0.9 1.5 7.0 41% .329 1.28 4.09 4.98 94 4.44 94.4 1.8
2018 CLE MLB 32 9 70.3 2 5 0 92 12 46 25 106 11.8 1.5 3.2 5.9 32% .286 1.48 7.19 6.14 125 6.87 153.5 -1.4
CareerMLB183144898.7615309691336121671059.71.31.76.140%.2851.234.674.771064.83109.53.9

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 MHV A- 15 15 77.1 8 2 0 56 15 69 5 6.5 1.8 0.6 8.1 0% .238 0.92 3.10 2.10 0 0.00 0.0
2007 LKC A 26 15 103.7 10 3 0 103 19 89 10 101 8.9 1.6 0.9 7.7 44% .302 1.18 3.78 3.30 0 0.00 0.0
2007 KIN A+ 6 5 27.7 1 1 0 24 12 20 0 101 7.8 3.9 0.0 6.5 49% .276 1.30 3.11 3.57 0 0.00 0.0
2008 KIN A+ 40 9 102.7 9 5 3 82 16 109 10 101 7.2 1.4 0.9 9.6 43% .280 0.95 3.26 2.98 0 0.00 0.0
2008 BUF AAA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 6 1 3 2 87 7.7 1.3 2.6 3.9 43% .211 1.00 6.60 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2008 gcr Wnt 8 7 28.0 2 3 0 36 3 28 3 11.6 1.0 1.0 9.0 0% .363 1.39 4.34 6.43 0 0.00 0.0
2009 AKR AA 26 25 145.0 14 9 0 149 27 125 21 98 9.2 1.7 1.3 7.8 38% .297 1.21 3.99 4.16 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLE MLB 12 12 73.0 6 4 0 72 19 43 10 106 8.9 2.3 1.2 5.3 32% .274 1.25 4.55 4.56 111 5.37 121.2
2010 COH AAA 20 17 107.3 8 4 0 83 33 80 11 107 7.0 2.8 0.9 6.7 39% .238 1.08 4.11 2.68 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CLE MLB 26 26 165.3 12 7 0 157 21 89 24 102 8.5 1.1 1.3 4.8 40% .253 1.08 4.30 4.25 110 4.54 105.4
2012 CLE MLB 21 16 103.3 5 8 0 126 25 56 18 98 11.0 2.2 1.6 4.9 43% .309 1.46 5.03 6.36 120 6.20 142.1
2013 CLE MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 99 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 38% .250 1.00 3.07 0.00 112 4.55 109.0
2013 LKC A 3 1 4.3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 107 2.1 0.0 0.0 8.3 55% .091 0.23 1.48 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 AKR AA 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 99 4.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 59% .176 0.50 2.48 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 COH AAA 3 3 15.0 2 0 0 12 0 11 0 103 7.2 0.0 0.0 6.6 28% .279 0.80 2.13 2.40 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CLE Rk 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 92 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 60% .200 0.50 2.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 25 16 104.0 6 9 0 120 14 94 18 102 10.4 1.2 1.6 8.1 39% .320 1.29 4.03 4.76 88 3.78 92.7
2014 COH AAA 6 6 40.0 2 1 0 26 10 33 5 111 5.9 2.3 1.1 7.4 37% .210 0.90 4.07 2.25 100 3.71 79.5
2015 CLE MLB 10 10 65.7 7 2 0 47 8 57 13 107 6.4 1.1 1.8 7.8 39% .199 0.84 4.39 3.02 101 3.81 89.0
2015 MHV A- 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 92 7.4 4.9 0.0 7.4 50% .300 1.36 3.51 7.36 45 1.47 31.1
2015 AKR AA 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 90 10.1 3.4 0.0 6.8 13% .375 1.50 2.89 0.00 89 2.98 65.5
2015 COH AAA 4 4 21.3 1 2 0 25 1 17 3 117 10.5 0.4 1.3 7.2 43% .328 1.22 3.52 4.22 109 4.01 82.7
2015 CLE Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 101 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 50% .500 1.50 0.80 9.00 60 0.36 8.3
2016 CLE MLB 30 29 174.0 13 9 0 187 20 118 36 113 9.7 1.0 1.9 6.1 45% .276 1.19 4.83 4.40 104 4.57 101.1
2017 CLE MLB 26 26 141.0 10 9 0 166 14 109 23 104 10.6 0.9 1.5 7.0 41% .329 1.28 4.09 4.98 94 4.44 94.4
2017 MHV A- 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 8 0 4 1 103 19.6 0.0 2.5 9.8 47% .500 2.18 4.79 2.45 97 2.99 66.9
2018 CLE MLB 32 9 70.3 2 5 0 92 12 46 25 106 11.8 1.5 3.2 5.9 32% .286 1.48 7.19 6.14 125 6.87 153.5
2018 AKR AA 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 79 3.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 57% .143 0.33 1.31 0.00 105 4.08 86.7
2018 COH AAA 3 3 9.3 0 1 0 19 0 8 3 104 18.3 0.0 2.9 7.7 37% .457 2.04 5.79 6.75 109 4.08 87.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 1103 0.5186 0.4705 0.8266 0.6031 0.3277 0.9101 0.6609 0.1734
2011 2348 0.5349 0.4842 0.8241 0.6059 0.3443 0.8699 0.7314 0.1759
2012 1595 0.4897 0.4878 0.8226 0.6594 0.3231 0.8854 0.6996 0.1774
2013 36 0.5556 0.6667 0.8750 0.7500 0.5625 0.8000 1.0000 0.1250
2014 1691 0.4837 0.4814 0.7887 0.6357 0.3368 0.8981 0.5952 0.2113
2015 948 0.5232 0.4895 0.7888 0.6351 0.3296 0.8635 0.6309 0.2112
2016 2606 0.5031 0.4774 0.8296 0.6117 0.3413 0.9027 0.6968 0.1704
2017 2081 0.5036 0.4820 0.8016 0.6460 0.3156 0.8744 0.6503 0.1984
2018 1138 0.5123 0.4859 0.8065 0.6587 0.3045 0.8958 0.6036 0.1935
Career135460.50830.48250.81350.62980.33070.88710.66870.1865

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
2013-02-15 2013-08-24 60-DL 190 128 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-08-13 2012-09-09 60-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-05-12 2012-05-27 15-DL 15 14 Right Wrist Inflammation Intersection Syndrome - -
2011-08-25 2011-09-29 60-DL 35 35 Right Elbow Strain - -
2009-08-28 2009-09-04 Minors 7 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIL $
2018 CLE $3,000,000
2017 CLE $2,500,000
2016 CLE $2,250,000
2015 CLE $1,500,000
2014 CLE $1,500,000
2013 CLE $501,800
2012 CLE $494,500
2011 CLE $417,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$12,163,500
8 yrTotal$12,163,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 33 dSSG Baseball1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/7/19 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. May earn additional $2.25M in performance bonuses for innings pitched up to 150 IP.
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 1/261/16, adding to one-year, $2.25M deal signed 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). 16:$2.25M, 17:$2.5M, 18:$3M club option ($0.75M buyout. Annual performance bonuses for 2017-18: $0.25M each for 20, 25 starts and 160, 180 innings. $0.5M each for 30 starts, 200 IP. Cleveland exercised 2018 option 11/3/17.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2014). Lost arbitration with Cleveland 2/15/14 ($0.975M-$0.8M).
  • 1 year/$0.5018M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4172M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 7/27/10.
  • Drafted 2006 (19-581) (Texas Tech).

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 6.8 5.7 0 19 19 102.3 90 21 77 18 .245 1.09 4.08 4.56 5.8 0.6
80o 6.1 5.7 0 18 18 96.1 90 21 72 18 .256 1.16 4.46 4.97 1.3 0.1
70o 5.7 5.6 0 17 17 91.7 90 21 69 18 .264 1.21 4.73 5.27 -1.7 -0.2
60o 5.3 5.6 0 16 16 88.0 89 21 66 18 .272 1.25 4.97 5.52 -3.9 -0.4
50o 5 5.6 0 16 16 84.7 89 21 64 18 .278 1.30 5.20 5.77 -6.0 -0.7
40o 4.6 5.5 0 15 15 81.3 88 21 61 18 .285 1.34 5.43 6.02 -7.9 -0.9
30o 4.3 5.5 0 14 14 77.8 87 21 59 18 .292 1.39 5.68 6.29 -9.8 -1.1
20o 3.9 5.4 0 14 14 73.8 86 20 56 17 .301 1.45 5.97 6.61 -11.8 -1.3
10o 3.4 5.3 0 13 13 68.3 85 20 51 17 .312 1.53 6.39 7.06 -14.2 -1.5
Weighted Mean55.50161684.288216318.2771.295.175.74-5.7-0.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Tomlin has been incredible, with a 2.41 era, 0.82 whip, 4.5 K/9, and 1.5 BB/9. How is he doing it? Any chance he continues to be a useful starter?
(Teenwolf from Vancouver, BC)
His cutter and curveball have been very effective pitches that he has been able to throw for strikes. That certainly helps a lot when you have an 89-mph fastball.

Continues as a useful starter? Yeah, I think so. He doesn't walk many, and that's a good thing. The batters are going to get more hits off of him than they have been, though, and the lack of strikeouts will definitely hurt him. You really continually live at the margin of major league usefulness with a K-rate that low. (Mike Fast)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Tomlin? Keep waiting for the wheels to fall off. Will it happen? BAbip against seems less than sustainable.
(soxfan2005 from Boston)
I addressed most of this in my response to Teenwolf earlier, but yes, definitely, a BABIP below .200 is unsustainable. Even the .278 mark he posted last year is at the low edge of the MLB talent spread for starting pitchers.

As I mentioned earlier, the cutter and the curve help him there somewhat. The cutter is a great pitch inside to lefties, with a BABIP in the .260 range when used that way, and outside to righties is also better than average. (Mike Fast)


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