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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
31.0 4.78 1.50 35 2 1 0 0.1
Birth Date1-17-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight170 lbs
Age29 years, 1 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.12014
-0.12015
0.62016
-0.12017
0.12018
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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
2014 NYN MLB 4 0 1.3 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 .273 93 27.0 0.0 6.8 6.8 43% .500 .557 3.00 11.35 13.50 140 9.38 230.0 -0.1
2015 NYN MLB 6 0 3.7 1 0 0 5 1 2 2 .278 91 12.3 2.5 4.9 4.9 21% .250 .439 1.64 11.61 12.27 117 7.03 164.2 -0.1
2016 ATL 0 16 0 15.0 3 1 0 11 5 28 3 .273 93 6.6 3.0 1.8 16.8 33% .333 .233 1.07 3.25 3.00 74 2.34 51.9 0.5
2016 TEX 0 10 0 11.7 0 0 0 17 2 13 3 .249 108 13.1 1.5 2.3 10.0 46% .438 .301 1.63 5.24 7.71 91 3.84 85.0 0.2
2017 TEX MLB 20 0 16.3 2 0 0 19 14 17 1 .257 111 10.5 7.7 0.6 9.4 44% .367 .302 2.02 4.60 2.76 106 5.60 119.2 -0.1
2016 TOT MLB 26 0 26.7 3 1 0 28 7 41 6 .262 100 9.4 2.4 2.0 13.8 40% .393 .264 1.31 4.12 5.06 82 3.00 66.4 0.6
CareerMLB56048.061056226110.26210310.54.11.911.440%.374.3031.625.065.06964.3796.40.3

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
2007 DHI Rk 11 8 36.3 1 3 0 22 29 50 0 .000 5.5 7.2 0.0 12.4 0% .275 .000 1.40 2.92 4.46 0 0.00 0.0
2008 DHI Rk 18 5 53.0 4 2 2 44 24 51 1 .000 7.5 4.1 0.2 8.7 0% .289 .000 1.28 2.97 3.23 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ORI Wnt 3 1 5.3 0 0 0 7 1 5 1 .000 11.8 1.7 1.7 8.4 0% .353 .000 1.50 4.35 8.44 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BRO A- 12 12 58.0 2 4 0 48 26 57 1 .258 90 7.4 4.0 0.2 8.8 57% .288 .268 1.28 3.05 3.10 96 3.46 100.0
2014 NYN MLB 4 0 1.3 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 .273 93 27.0 0.0 6.8 6.8 43% .500 .557 3.00 11.35 13.50 140 9.38 230.0
2014 SAV A 20 6 61.3 7 1 1 43 14 95 2 .258 103 6.3 2.1 0.3 13.9 55% .315 .189 0.93 1.69 1.32 52 0.76 62.8
2014 SLU A+ 4 0 6.3 2 0 0 1 3 10 0 .254 101 1.4 4.3 0.0 14.2 57% .143 .099 0.63 1.64 0.00 77 2.60 89.2
2014 BIN AA 5 0 5.7 1 0 1 4 0 9 0 .265 106 6.4 0.0 0.0 14.3 55% .364 .162 0.71 0.70 0.00 79 2.79 90.2
2015 NYN MLB 6 0 3.7 1 0 0 5 1 2 2 .278 91 12.3 2.5 4.9 4.9 21% .250 .439 1.64 11.61 12.27 117 7.03 164.2
2015 BIN AA 32 0 31.0 1 1 0 21 16 43 2 .258 103 6.1 4.6 0.6 12.5 46% .271 .245 1.19 3.17 3.19 85 2.02 79.2
2015 LVG AAA 16 0 11.0 2 1 0 6 5 19 0 .284 107 4.9 4.1 0.0 15.5 47% .353 .210 1.00 2.32 2.45 82 2.08 81.2
2016 ATL MLB 16 0 15.0 3 1 0 11 5 28 3 .273 93 6.6 3.0 1.8 16.8 33% .333 .233 1.07 3.25 3.00 74 2.34 51.9
2016 TEX MLB 10 0 11.7 0 0 0 17 2 13 3 .249 108 13.1 1.5 2.3 10.0 46% .438 .301 1.63 5.24 7.71 91 3.84 85.0
2016 GWN AAA 8 0 8.0 0 0 0 4 4 14 0 .244 4.5 4.5 0.0 15.8 43% .286 .186 1.00 1.54 1.12 76 0.92 67.8
2016 LVG AAA 17 0 15.3 0 1 0 22 10 27 3 .267 12.9 5.9 1.8 15.8 54% .500 .311 2.09 4.89 9.98 84 1.36 71.5
2016 ROU AAA 6 0 8.0 2 0 1 8 3 10 1 .270 9.0 3.4 1.1 11.2 45% .368 .280 1.38 3.97 2.25 84 1.31 70.5
2016 TOR Wnt 21 0 8.7 2 3 0 8 6 6 0 .000 8.3 6.2 0.0 6.2 0% .267 .000 1.62 3.38 8.31 0 0.00 0.0
2017 TEX MLB 20 0 16.3 2 0 0 19 14 17 1 .257 111 10.5 7.7 0.6 9.4 44% .367 .302 2.02 4.60 2.76 106 5.60 119.2
2017 ROU AAA 18 1 27.0 2 0 0 24 10 36 3 .269 85 8.0 3.3 1.0 12.0 40% .339 .265 1.26 4.05 2.33 80 2.54 49.0

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
2014 31 0.4516 0.6129 0.5789 0.9286 0.3529 0.6154 0.5000 0.4211
2015 69 0.5072 0.4928 0.8529 0.8286 0.1471 0.8966 0.6000 0.1471
2016 460 0.4804 0.4630 0.6854 0.6109 0.3264 0.8222 0.4487 0.3146
2017 313 0.4473 0.3738 0.6239 0.4929 0.2775 0.7246 0.4792 0.3761
Career8730.46960.43870.67280.59710.29560.78570.47340.3272

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $
2017 TEX $538,790
2016 NYN $
2015 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$538,790
1 yrTotal$538,790

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 66 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/1/17.
  • 1 year/$538,790 (2017). Re-signed by Texas 2/17. DFA by Texas 9/1/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/7/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16. Claimed by Atlanta off waivers 5/25/16 after being DFA by NY Mets 5/23/16. Acquired by Texas in trade from Atlanta 7/27/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by NY Mets 9/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 2010-12: Did not play
  • Released by Philadelphia 8/18/09.
  • Signed by Philadelphia 1/8/07 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2018 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 1.6 1.3 0 29 0 48.3 38 20 55 6 .272 1.20 3.46 3.49 4.7 0.5
80o 1.6 1.4 0 29 0 42.1 36 18 48 6 .288 1.30 3.90 3.94 3.3 0.4
70o 1.6 1.4 0 29 0 37.9 34 18 43 5 .300 1.37 4.22 4.28 2.2 0.2
60o 1.6 1.4 0 29 0 34.3 33 17 39 5 .310 1.44 4.50 4.57 1.3 0.1
50o 1.5 1.4 0 29 0 31.1 31 16 35 5 .319 1.50 4.78 4.85 0.4 0.0
40o 1.5 1.5 0 29 0 28.0 29 15 32 4 .329 1.57 5.06 5.14 -0.6 -0.1
30o 1.5 1.5 0 29 0 24.7 27 14 28 4 .339 1.64 5.35 5.45 -1.5 -0.2
20o 1.4 1.5 0 29 0 21.0 24 12 24 4 .350 1.73 5.72 5.82 -2.7 -0.3
10o 1.4 1.6 0 29 0 16.0 20 10 18 3 .367 1.86 6.23 6.35 -4.4 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.51.4029030.43015355.3171.494.744.810.50.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 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
20193021042045422150743.3251.404.665.148.44.210.01.40.0
20203121035037341741543.3251.394.585.058.34.210.11.20.1
20213221035037331641543.3241.344.504.968.13.910.11.20.1
20223321032034321538543.3251.374.535.008.43.910.01.30.1
20233421031033311537543.3281.384.545.018.44.110.01.40.1
20243511030032291435543.3261.364.535.008.24.09.91.40.1
20253610027029271331443.3291.404.595.068.54.19.71.30.0
20263710027029271331443.3271.404.535.008.54.19.71.30.1
20273810027028261231443.3271.344.555.028.33.89.81.30.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 81 Brandon Gomes 2014 3.71
2 81 Grant Dayton 2017 4.94
3 80 Mike Zagurski 2012 5.79
4 79 Kirby Yates 2016 5.23
5 79 Ryan O'Rourke 2017 0.00 DNP
6 79 Felix Romero 2009 0.00 DNP
7 78 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
8 77 Josh Ravin 2017 6.48
9 77 Spencer Patton 2017 0.00 DNP
10 76 Ian Thomas 2016 0.00 DNP
11 76 Charlie Furbush 2015 2.49
12 76 Aaron Rakers 2006 0.00 DNP
13 76 Josh Zeid 2016 0.00 DNP
14 76 Scott Proctor 2006 3.61
15 76 Kevin Walker 2006 0.00 DNP
16 76 Armando Rivero 2017 0.00 DNP
17 76 Leonel Campos 2017 3.95
18 75 Jack Taschner 2007 5.40
19 75 Fernando Rodriguez 2013 0.00 DNP
20 75 Curtis Partch 2016 40.50
21 75 Scott Dohmann 2007 3.58
22 74 Edwar Ramirez 2010 5.73
23 74 Greg Jones 2006 7.50
24 74 Simon Castro 2017 4.86
25 74 Rocky Cherry 2009 0.00 DNP
26 74 Steve Delabar 2013 3.84
27 73 Robert Coello 2014 0.00 DNP
28 73 Dirk Hayhurst 2010 0.00 DNP
29 73 Scott Barnes 2017 0.00 DNP
30 73 Mickey Storey 2015 0.00 DNP
31 73 Chris Booker 2006 9.72
32 73 Deunte Heath 2015 0.00 DNP
33 73 Sam Demel 2015 0.00 DNP
34 73 Mike Gosling 2010 0.00 DNP
35 73 Chaz Roe 2016 3.64
36 73 Bryce Stowell 2016 0.00 DNP
37 73 Jose Valdez 2012 3.00
38 73 Kenny Faulk 2016 0.00 DNP
39 73 Jason Motte 2011 2.91
40 73 Oneli Perez 2012 0.00 DNP
41 72 Henry Owens 2008 0.00 DNP
42 72 Matt Riley 2009 0.00 DNP
43 72 Brad Brach 2015 2.84
44 72 Josh Lueke 2014 6.23
45 72 Jairo Asencio 2012 5.13
46 72 Brad Boxberger 2017 3.38
47 72 Francis Beltran 2009 0.00 DNP
48 72 Brian Sanches 2008 8.18
49 72 Gonzalez Germen 2017 0.00 DNP
50 72 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
51 72 Michael Kirkman 2016 19.29
52 72 Tim Norton 2012 0.00 DNP
53 72 George Sherrill 2006 4.28
54 72 Darin Downs 2014 5.71
55 72 Heath Bell 2007 2.11
56 72 George Kontos 2014 3.06
57 72 Louis Coleman 2015 0.00
58 72 Kazuhito Tadano 2009 0.00 DNP
59 71 Pedro Viola 2012 0.00 DNP
60 71 Michael Broadway 2016 11.81
61 71 Jesse Chavez 2013 4.24
62 71 Blake Smith 2017 0.00 DNP
63 71 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
64 71 Brian Omogrosso 2013 9.92
65 71 Marcus McBeth 2010 0.00 DNP
66 71 Fernando Cabrera 2011 0.00 DNP
67 71 T.J. Beam 2010 0.00 DNP
68 71 Juan Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
69 71 Eric Surkamp 2017 0.00 DNP
70 71 Steve Johnson 2017 0.00 DNP
71 71 Dane De La Rosa 2012 12.60
72 71 Conor Mullee 2017 0.00 DNP
73 71 Buddy Carlyle 2007 5.64
74 71 Hector Ambriz 2013 6.94
75 71 Corey Madden 2013 0.00 DNP
76 71 Jorge Vasquez 2008 0.00 DNP
77 71 Michael Brady 2016 0.00 DNP
78 70 Greg Burke 2012 0.00 DNP
79 70 Blake Parker 2014 5.57
80 70 James Hoyt 2016 4.91
81 70 Jess Todd 2015 0.00 DNP
82 70 Lucas Luetge 2016 0.00 DNP
83 70 Omar Beltre 2011 0.00 DNP
84 70 Thomas Diamond 2012 0.00 DNP
85 70 Yusmeiro Petit 2014 3.92
86 70 Robert Zarate 2016 0.00 DNP
87 70 Austin Adams 2016 10.80
88 70 Erik Davis 2016 0.00 DNP
89 70 Michael Wuertz 2008 4.63
90 70 Diego Moreno 2017 6.35
91 70 Taylor Tankersley 2012 0.00 DNP
92 70 Greg Aquino 2007 5.79
93 70 Brad Voyles 2006 0.00 DNP
94 70 Brandon Kloess 2014 0.00 DNP
95 70 Wilkins Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
96 70 Arquimedes Caminero 2016 4.60
97 70 Nick Hagadone 2015 5.27
98 69 Tyler Yates 2007 6.00
99 69 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
100 69 Evan Scribner 2015 4.65

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .279 .347 .401 .269
11 vs R (Multi) .285 .355 .544 .290
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.007 -.143 -.021
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .270 .341 .351 .241
31 vs R (2016) .277 .342 .523 .277
38 Split (2016) -.007 -.001 -.172 -.036
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 While the rest of the market was selling off their farms, souls and first borns for proven relievers at the trade deadline, the Rangers took a gamble on a high-strikeout, high-velocity lefty with almost no track record. Alvarez's ERA is misleading, because though FIP didn't favor him much more, DRA loved him—overlooking his astronomical home run rate and BABIP, while focusing on his ability to make hitters come up empty more often than an eight-year-old at a ring toss game. The strikeouts were a direct result of Alvarez loading up on sliders like Harold and Kumar, throwing the pitch nearly 60 percent of the time. If the advanced metrics are right, the Rangers smartly helped stack their bullpen for the meager price of slowly-falling-out-of-favor infield prospect Travis Demeritte.
2016 Dario Alvarez didn't do enough to make the postseason roster, but he has the minor-league résumé for a possible LOOGY residency going forward.
2015 As 2014 wore on, the Mets came around to the idea that Dario Alvarez is going to be a reliever. He might make a good one, too, because he has an excellent slider … and not much else.

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