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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.3 5.44 1.48 29 2 0 1 -0.3
Birth Date7-15-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age34 years, 0 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72014
0.62015
2016
2017
-0.32018
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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
2011 TBA MLB 40 0 37.0 2 1 0 34 16 32 3 .265 97 8.3 3.9 0.7 7.8 33% .290 .243 1.35 3.76 2.92 108 4.02 93.4 0.3
2012 TBA MLB 15 0 17.7 2 2 0 16 12 15 2 .257 95 8.2 6.1 1.0 7.6 37% .269 .299 1.58 5.19 5.09 106 4.44 101.7 0.1
2013 TBA MLB 26 0 19.3 3 1 0 18 7 29 4 .260 97 8.4 3.3 1.9 13.5 26% .326 .286 1.29 3.85 6.52 60 1.86 44.6 0.6
2014 TBA MLB 29 0 34.0 2 2 0 28 11 24 5 .262 96 7.4 2.9 1.3 6.4 33% .235 .256 1.15 4.63 3.71 97 2.87 70.3 0.7
2015 TBA MLB 63 0 59.0 2 6 1 55 15 44 10 .258 100 8.4 2.3 1.5 6.7 38% .260 .267 1.19 4.72 4.27 105 3.85 89.9 0.6
CareerMLB1730167.0111211516114424.260988.13.31.37.834%.268.2651.274.444.20993.5483.32.3

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.
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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-
2007 FTW A 14 11 59.7 1 4 0 65 11 44 3 .257 94 9.8 1.7 0.5 6.6 49% .315 .273 1.27 3.32 4.67 97 4.05 99.7
2007 EUG A- 4 0 6.3 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 .255 107 1.4 1.4 0.0 8.6 31% .077 .075 0.32 2.24 0.00 91 3.58 96.1
2008 FTW A 29 2 56.7 4 2 0 63 19 45 5 .253 101 10.0 3.0 0.8 7.1 43% .341 .279 1.45 3.98 3.49 108 7.07 160.2
2008 LEL A+ 22 0 28.0 2 1 0 27 6 36 3 .263 97 8.7 1.9 1.0 11.6 45% .341 .262 1.18 3.34 2.89 74 2.81 54.5
2009 SAN AA 65 0 72.0 4 1 3 54 28 100 4 .250 115 6.8 3.5 0.5 12.5 48% .304 .205 1.14 2.44 2.62 56 1.63 33.5
2009 PES Wnt 11 0 15.0 0 0 0 14 3 16 3 .000 8.4 1.8 1.8 9.6 0% .275 .000 1.13 5.30 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SAN AA 51 0 72.3 7 2 1 52 25 93 2 .258 90 6.5 3.1 0.2 11.6 43% .294 .213 1.07 2.03 1.87 70 1.70 37.1
2011 TBA MLB 40 0 37.0 2 1 0 34 16 32 3 .265 97 8.3 3.9 0.7 7.8 33% .290 .243 1.35 3.76 2.92 108 4.02 93.4
2011 DUR AAA 20 0 25.3 0 1 7 17 7 40 1 .255 95 6.0 2.5 0.4 14.2 34% .308 .188 0.95 1.53 1.07 64 1.33 29.8
2012 TBA MLB 15 0 17.7 2 2 0 16 12 15 2 .257 95 8.2 6.1 1.0 7.6 37% .269 .299 1.58 5.19 5.09 106 4.44 101.7
2012 DUR AAA 40 0 55.3 5 4 9 44 14 73 5 .255 106 7.2 2.3 0.8 11.9 30% .307 .211 1.05 2.61 3.09 66 1.57 35.6
2013 TBA MLB 26 0 19.3 3 1 0 18 7 29 4 .260 97 8.4 3.3 1.9 13.5 26% .326 .286 1.29 3.85 6.52 60 1.86 44.6
2013 PCH A+ 5 4 6.0 0 0 0 9 0 5 3 .254 98 13.5 0.0 4.5 7.5 24% .333 .358 1.50 8.07 7.50 98 4.63 107.6
2013 DUR AAA 9 0 10.3 0 0 0 7 1 14 1 .245 110 6.1 0.9 0.9 12.2 33% .261 .185 0.77 2.33 2.61 80 1.85 42.6
2013 RAY Rk 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256 99 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 .150 0.00 4.45 0.00 101 5.58 125.8
2014 TBA MLB 29 0 34.0 2 2 0 28 11 24 5 .262 96 7.4 2.9 1.3 6.4 33% .235 .256 1.15 4.63 3.71 97 2.87 70.3
2014 DUR AAA 27 0 37.3 0 2 0 36 12 42 4 .250 105 8.7 2.9 1.0 10.1 36% .320 .246 1.29 3.61 3.62 88 3.28 72.8
2015 TBA MLB 63 0 59.0 2 6 1 55 15 44 10 .258 100 8.4 2.3 1.5 6.7 38% .260 .267 1.19 4.72 4.27 105 3.85 89.9
2015 DUR AAA 4 0 5.3 0 1 0 6 1 7 0 .248 92 10.1 1.7 0.0 11.8 71% .429 .267 1.31 1.09 3.38 83 2.62 64.8
2016 IOW AAA 19 0 22.7 1 2 1 14 14 20 3 .259 5.6 5.6 1.2 7.9 48% .200 .281 1.24 6.06 3.97 108 5.11 104.0

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
2011 583 0.4957 0.4305 0.7450 0.5779 0.2857 0.8024 0.6310 0.2550
2012 314 0.4299 0.4427 0.7410 0.6074 0.3184 0.8049 0.6491 0.2590
2013 332 0.4428 0.5030 0.6347 0.6259 0.4054 0.7935 0.4400 0.3653
2014 537 0.4451 0.4953 0.7669 0.6444 0.3758 0.8896 0.5982 0.2331
2015 937 0.4600 0.4963 0.7484 0.6891 0.3320 0.8620 0.5476 0.2516
Career27030.45910.47650.73650.6390.33820.83960.57420.2635

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
2013-05-08 2013-08-17 60-DL 101 88 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-02-21 2012-03-11 Camp 19 0 - Low Back Recovery From Surgery Disc Injury - -
2011-11-15 2011-11-15 Off 0 0 - Low Back Surgery Disc Injury - -
2004-01-01 2004-01-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Estimated 2004-01-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 TBA $
2014 TBA $507,800
2013 TBA $
2012 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$507,800
1 yrTotal$507,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 82 dRelativity Baseball1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/13/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 6/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/19/15. DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14. DFA by Tampa Bay 12/19/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/23/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/17/10 (Bartlett deal).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2007 (17-537) (Tulane).

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 2.3 0.8 1.9 45 0 49.7 41 20 41 7 .244 1.24 4.37 4.55 2.1 0.2
80o 2 0.7 1.6 39 0 43.6 39 19 36 7 .259 1.34 4.82 5.03 -0.3 -0.0
70o 1.8 0.6 1.4 35 0 39.4 37 18 32 7 .270 1.41 5.16 5.39 -1.7 -0.2
60o 1.6 0.5 1.2 32 0 35.9 36 17 29 6 .279 1.48 5.45 5.7 -2.7 -0.3
50o 1.4 0.4 1.1 29 0 32.7 34 17 27 6 .288 1.55 5.73 6 -3.4 -0.4
40o 1.2 0.3 0.9 27 0 29.6 32 16 24 6 .296 1.61 6.02 6.3 -4.0 -0.4
30o 1.1 0.3 0.8 24 0 26.3 30 15 22 5 .306 1.69 6.33 6.63 -4.4 -0.5
20o 0.9 0.2 0.7 20 0 22.7 27 13 19 5 .317 1.78 6.71 7.03 -4.8 -0.5
10o 0.7 0.1 0.5 16 0 17.8 23 11 15 4 .332 1.91 7.24 7.6 -4.8 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.40.41.129031.93316266.2851.535.695.95-3.2-0.3

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
20193420133037371830643.2981.475.676.278.94.37.21.4-0.4
20203510130033331627643.3001.475.626.218.94.37.31.6-0.4
20213610125028281323543.3041.465.676.269.04.27.41.6-0.3
20223710126029281424543.2971.455.636.228.74.37.41.6-0.3
20233810124027271322543.3021.465.706.308.94.37.21.6-0.3
20243910123026261221443.3021.485.756.359.14.27.41.4-0.3
20254010124027271221543.3011.465.766.379.14.17.11.7-0.3
20264110124027271221543.3021.465.756.359.14.17.11.7-0.3
20274210122025251219443.3021.505.776.389.14.46.91.5-0.3

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1 89 David Cortes 2007 0.00 DNP
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3 86 Chris Bootcheck 2012 0.00 DNP
4 86 Jack Taschner 2011 0.00 DNP
5 86 Juan Gutierrez 2017 0.00 DNP
6 86 Ryota Igarashi 2012 18.00
7 86 Randy Flores 2009 5.25
8 86 Scott Dohmann 2011 0.00 DNP
9 86 Sam LeCure 2017 0.00 DNP
10 85 Kameron Loe 2015 0.00 DNP
11 85 Luis Ayala 2011 2.73
12 85 Joel Peralta 2009 6.20
13 84 Justin Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
14 84 Ricky Stone 2008 0.00 DNP
15 84 Mark Lowe 2016 7.48
16 84 Greg Aquino 2011 0.00 DNP
17 84 Blaine Boyer 2015 3.32
18 83 Javier Lopez 2011 2.89
19 83 Andrew Bailey 2017 0.00
20 83 Matt Capps 2017 0.00 DNP
21 82 Trever Miller 2006 2.84
22 82 Jesus Colome 2011 0.00 DNP
23 82 Aquilino Lopez 2008 3.78
24 82 Pat Neshek 2014 1.87
25 82 Carlos Torres 2016 2.84
26 82 Shawn Camp 2009 4.07
27 81 Neal Cotts 2013 1.11
28 81 Gary Glover 2010 0.00 DNP
29 81 Jorge Sosa 2011 0.00 DNP
30 81 John Wasdin 2006 5.70
31 81 Doug Slaten 2013 0.00 DNP
32 81 Saul Rivera 2011 0.00 DNP
33 81 Mitch Stetter 2014 0.00 DNP
34 80 Vinnie Chulk 2012 10.00
35 80 Alberto Castillo 2009 3.75
36 80 Travis Blackley 2016 0.00 DNP
37 79 Edward Mujica 2017 9.95
38 79 Dave Borkowski 2010 0.00 DNP
39 79 Steve Delabar 2017 0.00 DNP
40 79 Tyler Walker 2009 3.06
41 79 Aaron Heilman 2012 0.00 DNP
42 79 Neil Wagner 2017 0.00 DNP
43 79 Tim Hamulack 2010 0.00 DNP
44 79 Tommy Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
45 78 Micah Bowie 2008 9.00
46 78 Nate Field 2009 0.00 DNP
47 78 Casey Fien 2017 12.75
48 78 Juan Oviedo 2015 0.00 DNP
49 78 Dustin McGowan 2015 8.10
50 78 Luther Hackman 2008 0.00 DNP
51 78 Brian Sanches 2012 9.95
52 78 Will Ohman 2011 4.39
53 78 Lindy McDaniel 1969 3.87
54 78 Tony Sipp 2017 6.03
55 78 Greg Burke 2016 0.00 DNP
56 78 Aaron Fultz 2007 2.92
57 78 Jim Henderson 2016 4.37
58 78 Jean Machi 2015 5.43
59 77 Tom Gorzelanny 2016 21.00
60 77 Chris Jakubauskas 2012 0.00 DNP
61 77 Bruce Sutter 1986 4.34
62 77 Rod Beck 2002 0.00 DNP
63 77 Bobby Tiefenauer 1963 1.21
64 77 Steve Hamilton 1968 2.49
65 77 Hector Mercado 2007 0.00 DNP
66 77 Craig Lefferts 1991 4.57
67 77 Chad Durbin 2011 5.93
68 77 Aurelio Lopez 1982 5.93
69 77 Luis Vizcaino 2008 5.48
70 77 Jairo Asencio 2016 0.00 DNP
71 77 Dan Giese 2010 0.00 DNP
72 77 Jim Miller 2015 0.00 DNP
73 77 Jamie Walker 2005 4.07
74 77 John Habyan 1997 0.00 DNP
75 77 Enrique Romo 1981 5.83
76 77 Brian Tallet 2011 10.12
77 76 Mike Stanton 2000 4.24
78 76 Raul Valdes 2011 3.00
79 76 Dan Miceli 2004 3.94
80 76 Dave Veres 2000 3.09
81 76 Jerry Spradlin 2000 6.30
82 76 Frank Herrmann 2017 0.00 DNP
83 76 Darren Holmes 1999 3.88
84 76 Scott Sullivan 2004 5.22
85 76 Victor Marte 2014 0.00 DNP
86 76 Cliff Politte 2007 0.00 DNP
87 76 Jim Gott 1993 2.67
88 76 Brad Thomas 2011 9.82
89 76 Jay Witasick 2006 6.75
90 76 Mark Corey 2008 0.00 DNP
91 76 Dave Giusti 1973 2.92
92 76 Joe Page 1951 0.00 DNP
93 76 Bill Campbell 1982 3.96
94 76 Alejandro Pena 1992 4.07
95 76 Geremi Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
96 75 Mike Stanton 1986 0.00 DNP
97 75 John Franco 1994 3.60
98 75 Justin Hampson 2013 0.00 DNP
99 75 Jumbo Diaz 2017 6.00
100 75 Scott Linebrink 2010 4.87

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Gomes is known in some circles as "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," because fans get disgusted and change the channel when comes in. Despite clearing waivers last winter, he was somehow pegged for high-leverage duty once the season started despite no increase in skill or ability. Such were the Rays. He does not possess ideal size for a pitcher. His fastball is ordinary and he lacks a plus secondary offering. Yes, he can throw strikes; however, he lacks the command to stay away from nitro zones. When hungry power hitters come to the plate, Gomes can take them right to flavor town, 90 mph at a time.
2015 Brandon Gomes has spent the last four years as a split resident of Durham and St. Petersburg, but that's about to come to an end: he has neither options nor a pitch to get lefties out.
2014 Another dreadful season against lefties recommends Gomes for strict platoon usage going forward. In 2013, he faced 38 percent lefties, and they torched him for an 1.137 OPS after a 1.047 in approximately the same usage in 2012. In other words, Gomes' splitter has never quite come around and his fastball (often slowed by injuries) isn't zippy enough to get by swinging bats. Gomes missed time early in 2012 recovering from back surgery, and lost more than half of 2013 to a latissimus dorsi strain. His rather violent sidearm delivery has ball-hiding advantages, but for now he's a guy to put on the Triple-A taxi squad and use sparingly.
2013 Delete his four-run, 1/3-inning appearance at Kansas City in June, and Gomes's ERA was 3.12 instead of 5.09. That may be a generous way of saying that relief stats are volatile and don't always tell the whole story, which in Gomes's case is mostly about other pitchers. Tampa Bay's long-haul starters required less mid-inning relief than others. When they did, there were other guys, like Burke Badenhop, holding those innings down. Most bullpens have a sub-replacement mop-up guy (see Sonnanstine, Andy), but there simply wasn't room on Tampa Bay's formidable firefighting force for Gomes's erratic work. He did, after all, have that four-run inning at Kansas City.
2012 He was one of the quartet the Rays received in the Jason Bartlett deal and was easily the most productive of the four. Gomes worked in 40 games for the Rays and another 20 in Triple-A throughout the season. In Durham, he struck out 25 of the 56 right-handed batters he faced while allowing just 12 to reach base. At the big league lever, he had a .217/.298/.277 slash line against righties in 95 plate appearances. He is mainly a fastball/splitter pitcher, and an elongated effort with his arm gives opposite-handed batters a good look at the ball, leaving him susceptible to left-handed bats. Maddon used him rather effectively in the second half of 2011 in the role Dan Wheeler had been used in during previous seasons.
2011 Brandon Gomes has an impressive track record that has been built almost entirely with his curveball, but there are questions about how successful he can be at the higher levels. It's hard to argue with his K/BB ratios or low, low ERA, but those numbers suggest more dominance than the 26-year-old Double-A reliever can actually offer. The Rays will find out whether he's any good, as the potential sleeper is now their property.

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