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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.0 5.44 1.74 26 1 0 1 -0.2
Birth Date3-30-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age34 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
2016
-0.12017
2018
-0.22019
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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
2009 SFN MLB 11 0 8.7 0 0 0 6 5 11 1 89 6.2 5.2 1.0 11.4 0% .250 1.27 4.09 1.04 88 3.44 73.8 0.2
2010 SFN MLB 41 0 32.7 3 0 0 29 20 37 1 88 8.0 5.5 0.3 10.2 0% .329 1.50 3.16 3.03 96 3.86 87.1 0.4
2011 SFN MLB 31 1 27.3 1 2 0 29 16 25 0 96 9.5 5.3 0.0 8.2 0% .367 1.65 2.91 6.26 98 4.45 103.3 0.1
2012 SFN MLB 6 0 3.7 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 91 2.5 7.4 0.0 12.3 0% .167 1.09 3.67 0.00 106 3.18 72.9 0.1
2017 PIT MLB 8 0 4.0 0 0 0 7 2 4 2 15.8 4.5 4.5 9.0 43% .417 2.25 9.17 4.50 134 8.35 177.7 -0.1
CareerMLB97176.34207246824878.55.40.59.751%.3371.553.523.89994.2295.50.6

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 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 SLO A- NWN 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 117 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .500 4.00 7.66 9.00 131 8.64 177.3
2007 GIA Rk AZL 15 0 18.3 1 2 4 15 6 24 1 95 7.4 3.0 0.5 11.8 0% .333 1.15 3.97 3.44 92 2.63 53.9
2008 AUG A SAL 20 0 24.7 0 1 0 25 19 26 2 94 9.1 6.9 0.7 9.5 0% .338 1.78 5.05 5.47 114 5.94 121.6
2008 SLO A- NWN 27 0 30.0 0 1 0 19 21 43 1 105 5.7 6.3 0.3 12.9 0% .295 1.33 3.29 2.10 93 3.46 70.8
2009 SFN MLB NL 11 0 8.7 0 0 0 6 5 11 1 89 6.2 5.2 1.0 11.4 0% .250 1.27 4.09 1.04 88 3.44 73.8
2009 AUG A SAL 19 0 26.3 1 1 11 8 13 45 0 101 2.7 4.4 0.0 15.4 0% .195 0.80 1.96 0.68 57 1.63 34.3
2009 SJO A+ CLF 19 0 21.3 1 0 5 8 4 26 1 94 3.4 1.7 0.4 11.0 0% .140 0.56 2.49 0.85 71 1.62 34.1
2009 NRW AA EAS 7 0 9.3 3 0 1 5 7 11 1 92 4.8 6.8 1.0 10.6 0% .200 1.29 4.74 0.97 96 3.50 73.5
2009 FRE AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 81 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .333 1.00 2.45 0.00 96 4.52 95.1
2010 SFN MLB NL 41 0 32.7 3 0 0 29 20 37 1 88 8.0 5.5 0.3 10.2 0% .329 1.50 3.16 3.03 96 3.86 87.1
2010 SJO A+ CLF 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 100 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 -0.28 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 FRE AAA PCL 6 0 7.0 0 1 0 8 4 5 0 10.3 5.1 0.0 6.4 0% .364 1.71 3.86 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2010 GIA Rk AZL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 96 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 0.00 0.25 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SUR Wnt AFL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .400 2.00 4.37 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SUR Wnt AFL 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.33 3.37 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SFN MLB NL 31 1 27.3 1 2 0 29 16 25 0 96 9.5 5.3 0.0 8.2 0% .367 1.65 2.91 6.26 98 4.45 103.3
2011 FRE AAA PCL 17 10 52.0 2 3 0 47 32 59 2 98 8.1 5.5 0.3 10.2 0% .324 1.52 4.03 3.98 85 4.05 82.7
2012 SFN MLB NL 6 0 3.7 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 91 2.5 7.4 0.0 12.3 0% .167 1.09 3.67 0.00 106 3.18 72.9
2012 SJO A+ CAL 3 2 3.0 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 32 9.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0% .200 1.33 8.47 6.00 119 4.37 90.9
2012 FRE AAA PCL 29 0 27.0 0 2 1 36 14 33 2 12.0 4.7 0.7 11.0 0% .442 1.85 3.84 6.00 87 5.74 119.6
2012 SCO Wnt AFL 10 0 8.0 1 1 1 6 7 11 0 6.8 7.9 0.0 12.4 0% .375 1.63 4.17 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2013 FRE AAA PCL 51 0 52.3 3 7 1 58 37 50 5 10.0 6.4 0.9 8.6 0% .331 1.82 5.30 5.68 107 5.38 116.9
2014 FRE AAA PCL 39 0 46.3 1 5 1 38 36 53 2 7.4 7.0 0.4 10.3 0% .305 1.60 4.42 3.30 93 3.32 70.2
2015 RNO AAA PCL 39 0 37.7 0 1 0 48 28 40 2 11.5 6.7 0.5 9.6 0% .407 2.02 4.55 5.26 105 6.94 152.1
2016 ROC AAA INT 20 0 21.7 1 2 0 24 16 18 0 10.0 6.6 0.0 7.5 57% .333 1.85 4.00 5.82 111 6.09 134.4
2017 PIT MLB NL 8 0 4.0 0 0 0 7 2 4 2 15.8 4.5 4.5 9.0 43% .417 2.25 9.17 4.50 134 8.35 177.7
2017 IND AAA INT 40 0 41.3 1 4 7 43 22 36 3 9.4 4.8 0.7 7.8 50% .339 1.57 4.28 3.05 109 6.30 134.1
2019 PAW AAA INT 22 0 26.7 1 1 1 26 15 22 3 8.8 5.1 1.0 7.4 46% .295 1.54 5.46 5.40 105 4.79 98.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 155 0.5097 0.3742 0.7586 0.5316 0.2105 0.8810 0.4375 0.2414
2010 580 0.5241 0.3966 0.7696 0.5691 0.2065 0.8324 0.5789 0.2304
2011 491 0.5316 0.4318 0.7689 0.5824 0.2609 0.8421 0.5833 0.2311
2012 63 0.5397 0.4286 0.7778 0.6471 0.1724 0.8182 0.6000 0.2222
2017 81 0.5679 0.4198 0.8529 0.5870 0.2000 0.8519 0.8571 0.1471
Career13700.52850.40950.77340.57430.22450.84190.58190.2266

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
2014-04-29 2014-05-09 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-03-26 2012-06-27 15-DL 93 75 Left Shoulder Recovery From Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-02-20 2012-03-26 Camp 35 0 Left Shoulder Recovery From Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-09-29 2011-09-29 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2010-07-09 2010-09-01 15-DL 54 48 Left Knee Dislocation Patella -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 TBA $
2017 PIT $
2016 MIN $
2015 ARI $
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $
2012 SFN $483,000
2011 SFN $418,500
2010 SFN $400,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,302,000
3 yrTotal$1,302,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 93 dISE Baseball1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/1/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/6/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/10/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/6/17 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/4/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/16/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Released by San Francisco 7/30/14. Signed by Orix of Japan 7/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13. DFA by San Francisco 9/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4185M (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by San Francisco 9/2/09.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2007 (9-248) (Cal-Riverside). $67,500 signing bonus.

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 7 0 2 50 0 49.5 43 25 39 5 .266 1.37 3.95 4.3 -6.9 -0.7
80o 6 0 1.6 43 0 43.2 41 24 34 5 .282 1.49 4.38 4.78 -8.2 -0.9
70o 5.3 0 1.4 39 0 38.8 39 23 31 5 .294 1.58 4.71 5.13 -8.8 -1.0
60o 4.7 0 1.2 35 0 35.2 37 22 28 4 .304 1.66 4.99 5.43 -9.1 -1.0
50o 4.2 0 1.1 32 0 31.9 35 20 25 4 .314 1.74 5.26 5.72 -9.2 -1.0
40o 3.7 0 0.9 29 0 28.7 33 19 23 4 .323 1.82 5.53 6.02 -9.2 -1.0
30o 3.2 0 0.8 25 0 25.3 30 18 20 4 .334 1.91 5.83 6.35 -9.0 -1.0
20o 2.7 0 0.6 22 0 21.6 27 16 17 3 .346 2.02 6.20 6.74 -8.6 -0.9
10o 2 0 0.5 17 0 16.7 23 13 13 3 .363 2.17 6.72 7.31 -7.6 -0.8
Weighted Mean4.101.131031.13420254.3111.725.215.68-8.9-1.0

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
20203521138037372230449.3191.585.005.748.95.37.21.0-0.4
20213621134034342027449.3191.605.095.859.15.37.21.1-0.4
20223710130029291724349.3201.595.075.829.05.37.40.9-0.3
20233810128027271622349.3191.595.075.829.05.37.31.0-0.3
20243910128027271622349.3191.595.115.879.05.37.31.0-0.3
20254010129028291723349.3181.625.125.889.25.47.31.0-0.3
20264110128027271621349.3181.595.155.929.05.37.01.0-0.3
20274210125025251520349.3191.625.175.949.15.57.31.1-0.3
20284310123022231317349.3191.615.225.999.35.26.91.2-0.3

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6 78 Justin Hampson 2014 0.00 DNP
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10 75 Neil Wagner 2018 0.00 DNP
11 74 Tim Dillard 2018 0.00 DNP
12 74 Bryan Corey 2008 6.60
13 74 Jason Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
14 74 Adam Loewen 2018 0.00 DNP
15 73 Brandon Mann 2018 5.40
16 73 Carlos Fisher 2017 0.00 DNP
17 72 Mike Venafro 2008 0.00 DNP
18 72 Michael Romano 2006 0.00 DNP
19 72 Juan Sandoval 2015 0.00 DNP
20 71 Jeremy Powell 2010 0.00 DNP
21 71 Vladimir Nunez 2009 36.00
22 70 Chris Leroux 2018 0.00 DNP
23 70 Josh Roenicke 2017 0.00 DNP
24 69 Justin Thompson 2007 0.00 DNP
25 69 Jose Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
26 69 Logan Kensing 2017 0.00 DNP
27 69 Brad Thomas 2012 0.00 DNP
28 69 C.J. Nitkowski 2007 0.00 DNP
29 69 Micah Bowie 2009 0.00 DNP
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31 68 Willie Eyre 2013 0.00 DNP
32 67 Tim Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
33 67 Randy Keisler 2010 0.00 DNP
34 67 Kevin Gryboski 2008 0.00 DNP
35 67 Eddie Oropesa 2006 0.00 DNP
36 67 Kane Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
37 67 Chad Paronto 2010 0.00 DNP
38 67 Jim Miller 2016 0.00 DNP
39 66 Clay Rapada 2015 0.00 DNP
40 66 Alberto Castillo 2010 10.13
41 66 Chris Bootcheck 2013 9.00
42 66 Blaine Boyer 2016 4.09
43 66 Vinnie Chulk 2013 0.00 DNP
44 65 Lee Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
45 65 Geoff Geary 2011 0.00 DNP
46 65 Phil Coke 2017 0.00 DNP
47 65 Angel Castro 2017 0.00 DNP
48 65 Marty McLeary 2009 0.00 DNP
49 65 Josh Kinney 2013 0.00 DNP
50 64 Nick Bierbrodt 2012 0.00 DNP
51 64 Mike MacDougal 2011 2.53
52 64 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
53 64 Scott Strickland 2010 9.00
54 63 Jeff Harris 2009 0.00 DNP
55 63 Brandon Knight 2010 0.00 DNP
56 63 Sean Burnett 2017 0.00 DNP
57 63 Pat Misch 2016 0.00 DNP
58 63 Juan Rincon 2013 0.00 DNP
59 63 Clay Condrey 2010 0.00 DNP
60 63 Daniel McCutchen 2017 0.00 DNP
61 63 Francisley Bueno 2015 0.00 DNP
62 62 Ross Wolf 2017 0.00 DNP
63 62 Chad Zerbe 2006 0.00 DNP
64 62 Stephen Randolph 2008 0.00 DNP
65 62 Andrew Lorraine 2007 0.00 DNP
66 62 Terry Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
67 62 Nick Masset 2016 0.00 DNP
68 61 Matt Albers 2017 1.77
69 61 Ryota Igarashi 2013 0.00 DNP
70 60 Tom Wilhelmsen 2018 0.00 DNP
71 60 Danys Baez 2012 0.00 DNP
72 60 Scott Patterson 2013 0.00 DNP
73 60 R.A. Dickey 2009 4.76
74 60 Fred Gladding 1970 5.07
75 60 Juan Perez 2013 4.83
76 60 Gregg Olson 2001 8.76
77 60 Brian Duensing 2017 2.74
78 60 Jim Brower 2007 18.90
79 60 Sean Green 2013 0.00 DNP
80 60 Eddie Bonine 2015 0.00 DNP
81 59 Chris Jakubauskas 2013 0.00 DNP
82 59 Bob Locker 1972 2.88
83 59 Aaron Small 2006 9.43
84 59 Zach Duke 2017 3.93
85 59 Valerio De Los Santos 2007 0.00 DNP
86 59 Terry Forster 1986 3.95
87 59 Tony Fiore 2006 0.00 DNP
88 59 Clay Carroll 1975 2.80 DNP
89 59 Dale Murray 1984 5.70
90 59 Manny Aybar 2006 0.00 DNP
91 58 Julio Manon 2007 0.00 DNP
92 58 Jumbo Diaz 2018 0.00 DNP
93 58 Dustin McGowan 2016 3.49
94 58 Buddy Groom 2000 5.61
95 58 Eric Junge 2011 0.00 DNP
96 58 Brandon Duckworth 2010 0.00 DNP
97 58 Pat Neshek 2015 4.12
98 58 Clem Labine 1961 4.27
99 58 Roman Colon 2014 0.00 DNP
100 58 Luis Ayala 2012 3.36

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 In the five years since LOOGY Dan Runzler debuted, he has a league-average ERA in the majors but just 72 innings of work, as he quietly implodes in the far-flung outposts of the Pacific Coast League.
2013 A strained left latissimus dorsi muscle caused Runzler to miss a large chunk of 2012. The injury didn't require surgery, and rest seemed to do the trick as his stuff returned to pre-injury form when he got back to game action in June. Though the Giants experimented with Runzler starting in 2011, he's best suited for the bullpen because of his fastball-slider repertoire and his shaky control. Runzler's heater is a big-velocity pitch, sitting in the mid-90s, and earns swinging strikes commensurate with that speed. He's much better against left-handed hitters, but he's not helpless against right-handers. If he limits his walks, he's a big-league reliever.
2012 Super-small-sample-size caveats, but Runzler was again excellent against lefties, which is all he would be asked to do in a perfectly efficient system. The Giants have an excellent LOOGY in Javier Lopez, though, so they had to go looking for ways to use Runzler. He started 10 games for Fresno and got one start in the majors, against a lefty-free Astros lineup. Though he maintained his 95 mph velocity, he was otherwise terrible in that start, got sent back to the bullpen, and allowed no runz in September. Between those platoon splits and his limited fastball/slider repertoire, there's no reason to think he'll be a good starter.
2011 As a hard-throwing lefty with control problems, Runzler is comparable to Hinshaw, the differences being that Runzlerís wildness hasnít yet reached the tipping point and heís not particularly well-suited to situational work, having posted a fairly even platoon split last year before a dislocated knee cap cost him nearly all of the seasonís second half. That split has reportedly tempted the Giants to convert Runzler to starting, something he last did in his final collegiate season with UC Riverside, with poor results. Not that thereís any room for Runzler in the Giantsí five-deep rotationómore likely, the goal is to stretch him out for long-relief duty.
2010 It's sort of a foolish exercise to talk about situational relief prospects, and Runzler's a good example of why. A ninth-round pick from UC Riverside in '07, control issues on mid-90s heat didn't seem like they were just going to go away... until they did, at which point he was on a rapid tour of the system, shooting up from the lowest full-season affiliate through every stop before arriving in the majors in September. Along the way, he held minor-league lefties to .114/.205/.127 while striking them out 41 percent of the time, and he was no less effective against big-leaguers. The one extra-base hit he allowed to lefties at any level was in his first game of the year (Sean Ratliff of Savannah); nobody scored. So just like that, the Giants have an excellent second lefty to back Affeldt, and effectively out of the uttermost depths of a farm system.

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