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Portrait of Hector Rondon

Hector Rondon PAstros

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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-26-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.32014
1.42015
1.32016
1.22017
1.72018
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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
2013 CHN MLB 45 0 54.7 2 1 0 52 25 44 6 .257 105 8.6 4.1 1.0 7.2 46% .280 .267 1.41 4.37 4.77 111 4.83 115.6 -0.2
2014 CHN MLB 64 0 63.3 4 4 29 52 15 63 2 .259 99 7.4 2.1 0.3 9.0 50% .286 .209 1.06 2.23 2.42 81 2.83 69.3 1.3
2015 CHN MLB 72 0 70.0 6 4 30 55 15 69 4 .264 98 7.1 1.9 0.5 8.9 53% .268 .218 1.00 2.70 1.67 80 3.07 71.8 1.4
2016 CHN MLB 54 0 51.0 2 3 18 42 8 58 8 .268 92 7.4 1.4 1.4 10.2 49% .274 .236 0.98 3.53 3.53 76 2.69 59.6 1.3
2017 CHN MLB 61 0 57.3 4 1 0 50 20 69 10 .266 99 7.8 3.1 1.6 10.8 48% .292 .241 1.22 4.13 4.24 86 3.25 69.1 1.2
2018 HOU MLB 37 0 34.3 1 2 8 29 11 44 1 .253 97 7.6 2.9 0.3 11.5 51% .333 .217 1.17 1.94 1.57 62 1.72 38.7 1.3
CareerMLB3330330.71915852809434731.262987.62.60.89.450%.285.2321.133.183.05853.1973.96.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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 IND Rk 11 11 52.1 3 4 0 62 3 32 6 .263 101 10.7 0.5 1.0 5.5 49% .306 .287 1.25 4.32 5.18 0 0.00 0.0
2007 LKC A 27 27 136.0 7 10 0 143 27 113 13 .265 103 9.5 1.8 0.9 7.5 43% .315 .256 1.25 3.91 4.37 92 4.00 99.3
2008 KIN A+ 27 27 145.0 11 6 0 130 42 145 12 .263 98 8.1 2.6 0.7 9.0 42% .300 .242 1.19 3.60 3.60 84 3.74 75.2
2009 AKR AA 15 13 72.0 7 5 0 60 16 73 3 .262 98 7.5 2.0 0.4 9.1 43% .297 .218 1.06 2.43 2.75 71 1.81 40.3
2009 COH AAA 12 12 74.3 4 5 0 83 13 64 8 .246 117 10.1 1.6 1.0 7.8 35% .335 .253 1.29 3.51 4.00 94 4.37 98.4
2009 CAR Wnt 6 6 25.3 2 0 0 23 5 14 2 .000 8.2 1.8 0.7 5.0 0% .273 .000 1.11 4.32 4.27 0 0.00 0.0
2010 COH AAA 7 7 31.7 1 3 0 48 10 33 12 .258 108 13.6 2.8 3.4 9.4 36% .379 .343 1.83 7.26 8.52 97 4.39 94.1
2011 MHV A- 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 .250 114 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 50% .300 .196 1.00 2.02 3.00 96 3.50 76.7
2011 CAR Wnt 5 0 8.7 1 0 0 6 7 6 0 .000 6.2 7.3 0.0 6.2 0% .240 .000 1.50 3.92 5.19 0 0.00 0.0
2012 AKR AA 2 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 .262 94 9.0 2.2 0.0 6.8 42% .333 .266 1.25 2.44 2.25 97 3.70 83.5
2012 CLE Rk 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 .283 93 0.0 3.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 .057 0.33 1.34 0.00 87 4.25 70.1
2012 LEO Wnt 23 0 21.0 2 1 0 15 6 12 0 .000 6.4 2.6 0.0 5.1 0% .238 .000 1.00 2.94 4.29 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 45 0 54.7 2 1 0 52 25 44 6 .257 105 8.6 4.1 1.0 7.2 46% .280 .267 1.41 4.37 4.77 111 4.83 115.6
2014 CHN MLB 64 0 63.3 4 4 29 52 15 63 2 .259 99 7.4 2.1 0.3 9.0 50% .286 .209 1.06 2.23 2.42 81 2.83 69.3
2015 CHN MLB 72 0 70.0 6 4 30 55 15 69 4 .264 98 7.1 1.9 0.5 8.9 53% .268 .218 1.00 2.70 1.67 80 3.07 71.8
2016 CHN MLB 54 0 51.0 2 3 18 42 8 58 8 .268 92 7.4 1.4 1.4 10.2 49% .274 .236 0.98 3.53 3.53 76 2.69 59.6
2017 CHN MLB 61 0 57.3 4 1 0 50 20 69 10 .266 99 7.8 3.1 1.6 10.8 48% .292 .241 1.22 4.13 4.24 86 3.25 69.1
2018 HOU MLB 37 0 34.3 1 2 8 29 11 44 1 .253 97 7.6 2.9 0.3 11.5 51% .333 .217 1.17 1.94 1.57 62 1.72 38.7

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
2013 911 0.4940 0.4687 0.7588 0.6622 0.2798 0.8054 0.6512 0.2412
2014 963 0.5306 0.5161 0.7565 0.6849 0.3252 0.8114 0.6259 0.2435
2015 1066 0.4841 0.4916 0.7615 0.6628 0.3309 0.8801 0.5385 0.2385
2016 785 0.5108 0.4599 0.7452 0.6409 0.2708 0.8093 0.5865 0.2548
2017 996 0.5070 0.4869 0.7340 0.6653 0.3035 0.8363 0.5034 0.2660
2018 570 0.4702 0.5053 0.6597 0.6978 0.3344 0.7594 0.4752 0.3403
Career52910.5010.4880.74160.66770.30740.8230.56750.2584

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
2014-06-07 2014-06-16 DTD 9 9 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2012-04-05 2012-08-30 Minors 147 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Fracture 2011-11-15 -
2011-11-15 2011-11-15 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Fracture 2011-11-15 -
2011-06-17 2011-08-31 Minors 75 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-08-25 -
2010-05-13 2010-09-22 Minors 132 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-08-25

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 HOU $4,500,000
2018 HOU $4,000,000
2017 CHN $5,800,000
2016 CHN $4,200,000
2015 CHN $544,000
2014 CHN $514,000
2013 CHN $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$11,548,000
2018Current$4,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$15,548,000
1 yrFuture$4,500,000
7 yrTotal$20,048,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dOctagon2 years/$8.5M (2018-19)

Details
  • 2 years/$8.5M (2018-19). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/15/17. 18:$4M, 19:$4.5M.
  • 1 year/$5.8M (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/1/17.
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.544M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15.
  • 1 year/$0.514M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 11/8/12 (minor-league contract). Selected by Chicago Cubs from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11. DFA by Cleveland 12/6/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/9/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .245 .296 .378 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .203 .244 .310 .207
18 Split (Multi) .041 .052 .069 .048
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .260 .301 .442 .274
31 vs R (2016) .200 .233 .336 .209
38 Split (2016) .060 .068 .105 .065
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds Hector Rondon is the Cubs closer on 8/1, 30%? Been great but gotta believe a World Series favorite wants a longer track record in the role and chapman/Miller tumors already.
(Jojo from Sd)
I'd say 80 percent. Possible they usurp him in the playoffs, but I wouldn't be factoring in into his RoS value too much. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which side- my Dellin Betances for Hector Rondon and Zach Britton. It's a H2H league, and while Betances could be great, I should be picking up more saves, which I need more than the few extra K's/week Betances might get me. I also expect Betances to get less IP this year assuming he closes, and if he struggles at all I don't think the Yanks hesitate to go with Andrew Miller.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I love Betances, but I think you have to take the two closers in that format, particularly if closers are going to be taken/frozen in your draft/auction. I do think Betances is the man and he'll be fine, though, and every closer has risk of losing his job if he struggles. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Think Hector Rondon can run with the Closer gig all year?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I do believe Rondon can handle the role he's put in a lot of work this spring and has shown he is capable of being the closer. The Cubs do have veteran relievers in Strop and Motte with closing experience in case there is a set back. (Rob Willer)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who ends up with more saves by seasons end, Neil Ramirez or Hector Rondon?
(hamsterjockey from DC)
Thought I answered this one, but perhaps I missed hitting "submit" because we're pushing three hours. I still think Rondon holds onto the closer's role for the majority of the season. The Cubs have no reason to panic and remove him from the ninth inning. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hector Rondon the new closer for the Cubs and if so is he good enough to keep it the whole year?
(scott from az)
Yes, Rondon is the closer. He had a shaky outing on Sunday but then Pedro Strop had an even worse one the other day. Yes, Rondon is talented enough to keep the job all year. Often, though, it's less a matter of talent and more a matter of manager confidence. I'll feel better about Rondon if/when he racks off a few saves in a row without blowing one before confidently proclaiming him closer. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Bruce Rondon on the DL with TJ surgery, what are the chances of the Tigers making a trade with the Cubs for Hector Rondon and then inserting him as closer?
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
92% (Paul Sporer)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Similar to Kane County question, who beyond Santana gives me a reason to walk one block to see the Clippers this summer?
(w friend from columbus)
Carlos Carrasco, Jeanmar Gomez, Hector Rondon and others await your visit. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not a huge fan of Hector Rondon? Too hittable? Could he be a good Andy Sonnanstine wih his control?
(Tom from Chicago)
Rondon's stuff is WAY better than Sonnanstine. (Kevin Goldstein)


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