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Portrait of Justin De Fratus

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
107.0 5.70 1.46 69 5 6 1 -1.6
Birth Date10-21-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 14 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.32015
2016
2017
2018
-1.62019
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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 PHI MLB 5 0 4.0 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 92 2.3 6.8 0.0 6.8 0% .100 1.00 4.49 2.25 90 2.75 63.8 0.1
2012 PHI MLB 13 0 10.7 0 0 0 7 5 8 0 99 5.9 4.2 0.0 6.8 0% .226 1.13 3.03 3.38 90 3.00 68.8 0.2
2013 PHI MLB 58 0 46.7 3 3 0 45 25 42 3 104 8.7 4.8 0.6 8.1 0% .316 1.50 3.98 3.86 110 5.24 125.5 -0.4
2014 PHI MLB 54 0 52.7 3 1 0 45 12 49 4 98 7.7 2.1 0.7 8.4 0% .272 1.08 3.08 2.39 103 4.55 111.6 0.0
2015 PHI MLB 61 0 80.0 0 2 0 92 32 68 9 96 10.4 3.6 1.0 7.7 0% .335 1.55 4.31 5.51 106 5.04 117.8 -0.3
CareerMLB1910194.07601907717016998.83.60.77.945%.2801.383.834.081054.80114.1-0.4

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 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-
2007 PHL Rk GCL 10 8 46.0 2 3 0 51 3 34 1 86 10.0 0.6 0.2 6.7 0% .325 1.17 2.57 4.30 88 5.25 107.8
2008 WPT A- NYP 14 14 83.3 6 5 0 87 25 74 1 90 9.4 2.7 0.1 8.0 0% .325 1.34 2.96 3.67 95 5.02 102.8
2009 LWD A SAL 36 12 110.0 5 6 3 108 16 101 3 93 8.8 1.3 0.2 8.3 0% .324 1.13 2.67 3.19 84 4.04 85.0
2010 CLR A+ FSL 29 0 40.3 2 0 15 31 11 43 1 6.9 2.5 0.2 9.6 0% .294 1.04 2.58 1.79 0 0.00 0.0
2010 REA AA EAS 20 0 24.7 1 0 6 17 5 28 2 6.2 1.8 0.7 10.2 0% .254 0.89 2.75 2.19 0 0.00 0.0
2010 afe Wnt AFL 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 4.37 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 MSS Wnt AFL 7 0 7.0 0 0 1 3 3 11 0 3.9 3.9 0.0 14.1 0% .231 0.86 2.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PHI MLB NL 5 0 4.0 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 92 2.3 6.8 0.0 6.8 0% .100 1.00 4.49 2.25 90 2.75 63.8
2011 REA AA EAS 23 0 34.3 4 0 8 28 14 43 1 7.3 3.7 0.3 11.3 0% .310 1.22 2.76 2.10 78 3.67 74.9
2011 LEH AAA INT 28 0 41.0 2 3 7 35 11 56 3 7.7 2.4 0.7 12.3 0% .330 1.12 2.47 3.73 63 3.49 71.3
2012 PHI MLB NL 13 0 10.7 0 0 0 7 5 8 0 99 5.9 4.2 0.0 6.8 0% .226 1.13 3.03 3.38 90 3.00 68.8
2012 CLR A+ FSL 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 109 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .333 1.00 2.39 0.00 97 4.88 101.7
2012 LEH AAA INT 17 0 21.7 0 1 3 15 3 22 2 6.2 1.2 0.8 9.1 0% .241 0.83 2.74 2.49 75 2.71 56.5
2012 PHL Rk GCL 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 84 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .250 0.50 0.43 0.00 84 2.88 59.9
2013 PHI MLB NL 58 0 46.7 3 3 0 45 25 42 3 104 8.7 4.8 0.6 8.1 0% .316 1.50 3.98 3.86 110 5.24 125.5
2013 LEH AAA INT 13 0 19.0 3 0 0 18 6 17 0 8.5 2.8 0.0 8.1 0% .321 1.26 2.67 1.89 83 4.08 88.8
2014 PHI MLB NL 54 0 52.7 3 1 0 45 12 49 4 98 7.7 2.1 0.7 8.4 0% .272 1.08 3.08 2.39 103 4.55 111.6
2014 LEH AAA INT 15 0 16.0 0 0 3 20 4 13 1 11.3 2.3 0.6 7.3 0% .396 1.50 3.47 4.50 89 5.68 120.2
2015 PHI MLB NL 61 0 80.0 0 2 0 92 32 68 9 96 10.4 3.6 1.0 7.7 0% .335 1.55 4.31 5.51 106 5.04 117.8
2016 HAR AA EAS 7 0 10.7 0 1 1 6 4 8 0 5.1 3.4 0.0 6.8 53% .200 0.94 3.26 1.69 99 3.19 70.4
2016 ROU AAA PCL 10 0 9.3 1 0 0 8 9 7 0 7.7 8.7 0.0 6.8 38% .276 1.82 5.75 1.93 112 5.33 117.7
2016 SYR AAA INT 9 0 10.0 2 3 0 16 4 10 2 14.4 3.6 1.8 9.0 42% .389 2.00 4.97 9.00 102 5.39 118.9
2016 TAC AAA PCL 19 0 28.0 2 2 0 23 7 18 2 7.4 2.3 0.6 5.8 50% .244 1.07 4.32 3.21 106 4.02 88.8
2017 ARK AA TEX 17 16 98.3 5 7 0 118 14 53 15 91 10.8 1.3 1.4 4.9 37% .305 1.34 4.98 4.85 121 5.85 124.5
2018 TUL AA TEX 11 11 64.7 4 5 0 74 14 49 10 109 10.3 1.9 1.4 6.8 43% .309 1.36 4.82 4.18 104 4.74 100.3
2018 OKL AAA PCL 12 12 68.3 3 4 0 82 17 44 8 93 10.8 2.2 1.1 5.8 40% .329 1.45 4.81 5.27 108 5.31 112.3
2019 TUL AA TEX 15 13 89.0 6 8 0 93 20 57 11 100 9.4 2.0 1.1 5.8 36% .293 1.27 4.78 4.96 119 5.62 115.5
2019 OKL AAA PCL 10 9 52.3 3 5 0 65 17 41 9 98 11.2 2.9 1.5 7.1 34% .335 1.57 5.72 6.71 108 5.97 122.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 54 0.4259 0.3889 0.7619 0.5217 0.2903 0.8333 0.6667 0.2381
2012 181 0.4641 0.5138 0.7419 0.6429 0.4021 0.7593 0.7179 0.2581
2013 823 0.4520 0.4824 0.7355 0.6640 0.3326 0.8381 0.5667 0.2645
2014 813 0.4625 0.5203 0.7423 0.6835 0.3799 0.8794 0.5301 0.2577
2015 1434 0.4491 0.4714 0.7678 0.6708 0.3089 0.8657 0.5943 0.2322
Career33050.45360.48710.75200.66830.33710.85580.57960.2480

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
2012-03-26 2012-07-18 60-DL 114 92 Right Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Strain - Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2012-02-21 2012-03-26 Camp 34 0 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2011-02-21 2011-02-24 Camp 3 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2009-09-03 2009-09-07 Minors 4 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SEA $122,950
2015 PHI $528,000
2014 PHI $513,000
2013 PHI $
2012 PHI $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,643,950
4 yrTotal$1,643,950

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 90 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/28/17 (minor-league contract). Released by San Diego 3/23/17. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 5/8/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2016). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/2/15. Performance bonuses: $15,000 each for 30, 40 games pitched. $20,000 for 50 games. Released by Seattle 3/16/16. (Due 30 days' salary, or $122,950.). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/18/16 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Texas in trade from Seattle 6/11/16. Released by Texas 7/14/16. Signed by Washington as a free agent 7/22/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.528M (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/7/15. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/19/10.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (11-353) (Manhattan).

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 15.7 0 1.2 45 14 120.4 120 35 71 22 .258 1.28 4.81 5.1 -25.1 -2.7
80o 14.4 0 1.1 42 13 114.1 121 35 67 22 .269 1.36 5.20 5.52 -28.8 -3.1
70o 13.4 0 1 41 13 109.6 121 35 65 22 .278 1.42 5.49 5.82 -31.1 -3.4
60o 12.6 0 1 39 12 105.8 121 35 63 22 .285 1.47 5.73 6.09 -33.0 -3.6
50o 11.9 0 0.9 38 12 102.4 121 35 61 22 .291 1.52 5.97 6.34 -34.6 -3.8
40o 11.2 0 0.8 37 12 99.0 121 35 59 22 .298 1.57 6.20 6.59 -36.1 -3.9
30o 10.4 0 0.8 35 11 95.4 121 35 56 22 .305 1.63 6.46 6.87 -37.6 -4.1
20o 9.6 0 0.7 34 11 91.3 120 34 54 22 .314 1.69 6.77 7.2 -39.1 -4.3
10o 8.5 0 0.6 32 10 85.7 119 34 51 22 .325 1.79 7.20 7.67 -40.9 -4.4
Weighted Mean11.900.93812102.2120346022.2901.515.946.31-34.2-3.7

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
202032231226556118361240.3041.455.896.6110.03.05.92.0-0.9
20213322017443491427940.3051.485.956.6810.33.05.71.9-0.7
20223422015438431224840.3081.465.896.6110.32.95.71.9-0.6
20233522015439441325840.3061.465.956.6810.23.05.81.8-0.7
20243612014437411224840.3071.455.946.6610.12.95.92.0-0.6
20253712014435391122740.3071.445.976.7010.12.95.71.8-0.6
20263812013333381121740.3071.475.976.7010.33.05.71.9-0.6
20273912013334381122740.3061.466.056.7910.22.95.91.9-0.6
20284012013434391122840.3061.476.106.8510.32.95.82.1-0.6

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
2 86 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
3 85 Donovan Hand 2017 0.00 DNP
4 85 Justin Germano 2014 11.81
5 85 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
6 84 Garrett Mock 2014 0.00 DNP
7 84 Clayton Mortensen 2016 0.00 DNP
8 84 Jeff Harris 2006 5.40
9 83 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
10 83 Todd Redmond 2016 0.00 DNP
11 83 Everett Teaford 2015 1.59
12 83 Shane Loux 2011 0.00 DNP
13 83 David Huff 2016 16.88
14 82 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
15 82 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
16 82 Brad Lincoln 2016 0.00 DNP
17 82 Jason Grilli 2008 3.12
18 82 Guillermo Moscoso 2015 0.00 DNP
19 82 Jon Adkins 2009 0.00 DNP
20 81 Dylan Axelrod 2017 0.00 DNP
21 81 Eddie Bonine 2012 0.00 DNP
22 81 Clay Condrey 2007 5.40
23 81 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
24 81 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
25 81 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
26 81 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
27 81 Eric DuBose 2007 0.00 DNP
28 80 Josh Zeid 2018 0.00 DNP
29 80 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
30 80 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
31 80 Lenny DiNardo 2011 0.00 DNP
32 80 Carlos Torres 2014 3.25
33 80 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
34 80 J.D. Martin 2014 0.00 DNP
35 79 Jerome Williams 2013 4.94
36 79 Darin Downs 2016 0.00 DNP
37 79 Tim Corcoran 2009 0.00 DNP
38 79 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
39 79 Scott MacRae 2006 0.00 DNP
40 79 Wade LeBlanc 2016 4.35
41 78 Fernando Nieve 2014 0.00 DNP
42 78 Brian Stokes 2011 0.00 DNP
43 78 Willie Collazo 2011 0.00 DNP
44 78 Andrew Albers 2017 4.83
45 78 Jeff Manship 2016 4.15
46 78 Yohan Flande 2017 0.00 DNP
47 78 P.J. Walters 2016 0.00 DNP
48 78 Eric Junge 2008 0.00 DNP
49 78 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
50 78 Tony Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
51 78 Angel Castro 2014 0.00 DNP
52 78 Duane Below 2017 0.00 DNP
53 78 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
54 78 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
55 77 David Pauley 2014 0.00 DNP
56 77 Jeff Fulchino 2011 5.71
57 77 Chad Durbin 2009 4.91
58 77 Yohan Pino 2015 3.72
59 77 Bryan Bullington 2012 0.00 DNP
60 77 Doug Mathis 2014 0.00 DNP
61 77 Scott Carroll 2016 11.57
62 77 Chris Leroux 2015 0.00 DNP
63 77 Tyler Cloyd 2018 8.66
64 77 Angel Guzman 2013 0.00 DNP
65 77 D.J. Carrasco 2008 3.72
66 77 Derek Hankins 2015 0.00 DNP
67 77 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
68 77 Daniel McCutchen 2014 11.57
69 77 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
70 77 Joshua Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
71 77 Andy Van Hekken 2011 0.00 DNP
72 76 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
73 76 Victor Marte 2012 4.91
74 76 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
75 76 Justin Thomas 2015 0.00 DNP
76 76 Philip Humber 2014 0.00 DNP
77 76 Brandon Puffer 2007 0.00 DNP
78 76 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
79 76 Vin Mazzaro 2018 0.00 DNP
80 76 Brian Baker 2014 0.00 DNP
81 76 Merkin Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
82 76 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
83 76 Greg Smith 2015 0.00 DNP
84 76 Luis Perez 2016 0.00 DNP
85 76 Rick Bauer 2008 13.50
86 76 David Purcey 2013 2.49
87 76 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
88 76 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
89 75 Brian Mazone 2008 0.00 DNP
90 75 Sean White 2012 0.00 DNP
91 75 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
92 75 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
93 75 Toru Murata 2016 0.00 DNP
94 75 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
95 75 Anthony Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
96 75 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
97 75 Ryan Glynn 2006 0.00 DNP
98 75 Jeremy Accardo 2013 0.00 DNP
99 75 Thad Weber 2016 0.00 DNP
100 75 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 De Fratus was curiously transplanted into a long-relief role after appearing to settle into short-relief scenarios in 2014, and his numbers dropped off precipitously as a result. Only Travis Wood, a former full-time starter who also made nine starts in 54 appearances, threw more pitches in relief than De Fratus in 2015. Apparently unwilling to give the long-relief transition another year to ferment, the Phillies outrighted De Fratus off the 40-man roster following the season, and he elected free agency, then signed a one-year deal with the Mariners. If limited to more typical short-relief outings, De Fratus can hold the mid-90s with his fastball and sling an above-average slider, and given that he'll be just 28, he's a good bet to stick in a major-league role this season.
2015 De Fratus has had the stuff to be a late-inning, high-leverage reliever since arriving in the majors four years ago, but the lack of command made him too tough to trust. In 2014, he decided to sacrifice a little bit of velocity in exchange for a ton more control. The walks went down but, even more joyously, the strikeouts went up, and a lesson was learned. He's a viable candidate to close when Papelbon vacates the position.
2014 De Fratus is part of a long line of young arms that haven't lived up to expectations for the Phillies. The right-hander throws hard, with a four-seamer that lives in the mid-90s, but a flexor pronator injury in his right elbow limited his playing time and his effectiveness. Still, his 3.86 ERA adjusted for Phillieness is not bad. The team unloaded an armored truck full of cash on Jonathan Papelbon's lawn, and as a direct result will rely on an otherwise young and unproven bullpen this year. In that context, the 26-year-old De Fratus could be a stalwart with a solid effort.
2013 An elbow injury robbed De Fratus of most of the 2012 season, but he was excellent for 22 innings in Triple-A before an uneventful 11 with Philadelphia in September. Despite De Fratus posting some gaudy minor-league numbers and having plenty of experience closing games, the general consensus is that his ceiling is as a setup man, not as Papelbonís successor.
2012 Two and a half years ago, De Fratus was a middling starting pitcher and former juco draftee in the Sally League. Like Bastardo, De Fratus demonstrates the benefit a roster of young starting prospects can have on a teamís bullpen. Once converted to relief, De Fratus racked up 36 saves across two seasons and three levels. His repertoire includes a mid-90s fastball and an above-average slider, and he has shown improved command of the latter. His changeup is still a work in progress, but plenty of hard-throwing relievers have survived with just one off-speed pitch. De Fratus made his first appearance in the majors in 2011 as a late-season call-up, but fans can expect him to play a bigger role in 2012.
2011 De Fratus showed strong results in his first full year as a reliever. The control he exhibited as a starter translated well to the bullpen, and his success carried over to the Arizona Fall League, where he was named a Rising Star and impressed scouts with his effective fastball/slider combo. Most of his mid-90s velocity comes from his lower half; fortunately, his frame looks like the kind that could handle a heavy workload in relief. His ultimate future is definitely as a reliever, but don't cry for his lost potential, as he could be a very good late-inning arm.

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