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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
11.0 4.71 1.52 8 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-13-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 7 days
BatsR
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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
2018 BOS MLB 8 0 14.7 0 0 1 14 3 14 0 105 8.6 1.8 0.0 8.6 59% .341 1.16 2.10 3.68 80 3.18 71.0 0.3
2019 BOS MLB 53 0 62.0 8 2 2 44 21 62 6 111 6.4 3.0 0.9 9.0 53% .242 1.05 3.67 3.34 93 3.55 72.5 1.2
CareerMLB61076.782358247661106.82.80.78.954%.2631.073.373.40903.4872.21.5

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 BLJ Rk GCL 12 10 44.3 2 4 0 45 12 32 3 99 9.1 2.4 0.6 6.5 0% .304 1.29 3.69 3.05 100 5.41 111.0
2008 AUB A- NYP 14 11 60.0 2 3 0 70 20 51 4 99 10.5 3.0 0.6 7.7 0% .344 1.50 3.92 4.80 102 6.15 125.8
2009 DUN A+ FSL 4 4 16.7 2 1 0 30 10 8 1 103 16.2 5.4 0.5 4.3 0% .420 2.40 5.17 8.62 126 10.88 228.9
2011 LNS A MID 28 13 100.0 6 6 0 90 28 54 1 102 8.1 2.5 0.1 4.9 0% .275 1.18 3.42 3.24 103 4.23 86.3
2012 LNS A MID 14 14 66.7 5 2 0 54 30 40 4 100 7.3 4.1 0.5 5.4 0% .255 1.26 4.36 3.11 114 4.53 94.4
2012 DUN A+ FSL 13 12 72.7 9 2 0 58 18 42 0 105 7.2 2.2 0.0 5.2 0% .253 1.05 3.10 2.85 97 3.28 68.4
2013 NHP AA EAS 26 26 162.3 6 14 0 184 50 88 9 104 10.2 2.8 0.5 4.9 0% .319 1.44 4.02 3.71 105 5.13 111.4
2014 MID AA TEX 21 0 35.7 1 2 2 38 13 26 2 9.6 3.3 0.5 6.6 0% .316 1.43 3.82 3.79 103 5.27 111.6
2014 BUF AAA INT 3 0 4.0 0 1 0 5 3 1 1 11.3 6.8 2.3 2.3 0% .286 2.00 9.09 13.50 134 6.95 147.1
2014 SAC AAA PCL 11 11 59.7 2 2 0 69 27 34 6 89 10.4 4.1 0.9 5.1 0% .318 1.61 5.42 5.73 114 5.51 116.6
2015 PEN AA SOU 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 7 3 2 0 99 21.0 9.0 0.0 6.0 0% .636 3.33 4.96 12.00 106 8.72 191.3
2016 CHT AA SOU 6 0 10.3 0 0 1 3 3 7 0 2.6 2.6 0.0 6.1 46% .115 0.58 3.12 1.74 96 2.25 49.6
2016 ROC AAA INT 36 0 46.0 1 1 5 41 13 33 1 8.0 2.5 0.2 6.5 64% .282 1.17 3.06 2.54 93 3.34 73.8
2017 PAW AAA INT 29 15 105.7 10 6 0 102 36 86 4 94 8.7 3.1 0.3 7.3 54% .312 1.31 3.34 3.92 93 4.04 85.9
2018 BOS MLB AL 8 0 14.7 0 0 1 14 3 14 0 105 8.6 1.8 0.0 8.6 59% .341 1.16 2.10 3.68 80 3.18 71.0
2018 LOW A- NYP 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 6.8 10.1 0.0 10.1 33% .333 1.88 4.60 3.38 110 5.29 111.9
2018 PAW AAA INT 18 5 32.7 0 4 2 44 17 24 2 93 12.1 4.7 0.6 6.6 53% .365 1.87 4.40 4.96 108 6.66 140.8
2019 BOS MLB AL 53 0 62.0 8 2 2 44 21 62 6 111 6.4 3.0 0.9 9.0 53% .242 1.05 3.67 3.34 93 3.55 72.5
2019 PAW AAA INT 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8 50% .250 0.60 1.22 0.00 80 3.89 79.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2018 213 0.4742 0.4648 0.7273 0.6139 0.3304 0.8065 0.5946 0.2727
2019 968 0.4256 0.4959 0.7167 0.6699 0.3669 0.8804 0.4951 0.2833
Career11810.43440.49030.71860.65980.36030.86710.51300.2814

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
2010-04-08 2010-09-09 Minors 154 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2009-04-29 2009-09-07 Minors 131 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 BOS $545,000
2014 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$545,000
1 yrTotal$545,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 25 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Boston 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2018). Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 3/29/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cincinnati 12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Toronto 4/5/14. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/16/14 after being DFA by Toronto 4/15/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 6/16/14.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2007 (9-295) (Fresno City College).

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 0.5 0.5 0 10 0 26.2 23 9 20 2 .266 1.23 3.57 3.78 1.4 0.2
80o 0.5 0.5 0 10 0 20.8 19 8 16 2 .280 1.32 3.95 4.18 1.0 0.1
70o 0.5 0.6 0 10 0 17.0 17 7 13 2 .291 1.39 4.23 4.48 0.6 0.1
60o 0.5 0.6 0 10 0 13.9 14 6 11 2 .300 1.46 4.47 4.74 0.3 0.0
50o 0.5 0.6 0 10 0 11.1 12 5 8 1 .309 1.52 4.71 4.98 0.0 0.0
40o 0.5 0.6 0 10 0 8.3 9 4 6 1 .318 1.58 4.95 5.23 -0.3 0.0
30o 0.5 0.6 0 10 0 5.5 6 3 4 1 .327 1.65 5.20 5.5 -0.6 -0.1
20o 0.5 0.6 0 10 0 2.2 3 1 2 0 .338 1.73 5.50 5.82 -1.0 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.50.6010010.311581.3071.504.684.950.10.0

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
20203121042045462035551.3041.484.654.929.34.07.11.00.1
20213221039042441933551.3021.514.925.219.54.17.11.1-0.1
20223321038040421832551.3021.494.825.109.44.07.11.1-0.0
20233421036038411730551.3041.514.945.239.64.07.01.2-0.1
20243521035038401729551.3041.514.925.219.64.16.91.2-0.1
20253611030032341425451.3041.504.905.199.63.97.01.1-0.0
20263710028029311323451.3041.504.945.239.54.07.11.2-0.1
20273810027029311323451.3041.524.965.259.64.07.11.2-0.1
20283910027028301322451.3051.525.025.319.54.17.01.3-0.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Casey Coleman 2018 0.00 DNP
2 87 Kelvin Marte 2018 0.00 DNP
3 86 Willie Collazo 2010 0.00 DNP
4 85 Bo Schultz 2016 5.51
5 85 Blake Johnson 2015 0.00 DNP
6 85 Jon Link 2014 0.00 DNP
7 85 David Martinez 2018 0.00 DNP
8 84 Murphy Smith 2018 8.10
9 84 Steven Wright 2015 4.71
10 84 Jeremy Bleich 2017 0.00 DNP
11 83 Scott Copeland 2018 0.00
12 83 Justin Marks 2018 0.00 DNP
13 83 Ryan Tatusko 2015 0.00 DNP
14 83 Frankie De La Cruz 2014 0.00 DNP
15 82 Tommy Layne 2015 4.15
16 82 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
17 82 Tim Dillard 2014 0.00 DNP
18 82 Philip Barzilla 2009 0.00 DNP
19 81 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
20 81 Kris Johnson 2015 0.00 DNP
21 81 Duane Below 2016 0.00 DNP
22 81 Johnnie Lowe 2015 0.00 DNP
23 81 Derrick Loop 2014 0.00 DNP
24 81 Ross Wolf 2013 4.53
25 80 Chris Oxspring 2007 0.00 DNP
26 80 Steve Smith 2016 0.00 DNP
27 80 A.J. Morris 2017 0.00 DNP
28 80 Ryan Reid 2015 0.00 DNP
29 80 Nate Long 2016 0.00 DNP
30 80 Bruce Billings 2016 0.00 DNP
31 79 Eddie Gamboa 2015 0.00 DNP
32 79 Mitch Lively 2016 0.00 DNP
33 79 Zach Kroenke 2014 0.00 DNP
34 79 Chase Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
35 79 Randy Boone 2015 0.00 DNP
36 79 Erik Cordier 2016 0.00 DNP
37 79 Brandon Kloess 2015 0.00 DNP
38 78 Timothy McNab 2010 0.00 DNP
39 78 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
40 78 Nick Additon 2018 0.00 DNP
41 78 Chris Sampson 2008 4.60
42 78 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2015 0.00 DNP
43 78 Shane Loux 2010 0.00 DNP
44 78 Bryan Evans 2017 0.00 DNP
45 78 Zach Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
46 77 Nick Greenwood 2018 0.00 DNP
47 77 Brad Salmon 2010 0.00 DNP
48 77 Mike McClendon 2015 0.00 DNP
49 77 Matt Zaleski 2012 0.00 DNP
50 77 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
51 77 Jeff Mandel 2015 0.00 DNP
52 77 Yohan Flande 2016 14.73
53 77 Andrew Kown 2013 0.00 DNP
54 77 Brian Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
55 76 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
56 76 Kanekoa Texeira 2016 0.00 DNP
57 76 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
58 76 Brad Mills 2015 5.40
59 76 Anthony Vasquez 2017 0.00 DNP
60 76 Vin Mazzaro 2017 0.00 DNP
61 75 Wirfin Obispo 2015 0.00 DNP
62 75 Richard Bleier 2017 3.27
63 75 Ryan Feierabend 2016 0.00 DNP
64 75 Scott Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
65 75 Josh Smith 2018 0.00 DNP
66 75 Andy Oliver 2018 0.00 DNP
67 75 Chris Enochs 2006 0.00 DNP
68 75 Chris Seddon 2014 0.00 DNP
69 75 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
70 75 Elih Villanueva 2017 0.00 DNP
71 74 Mike Ekstrom 2014 0.00 DNP
72 74 Terry Doyle 2016 0.00 DNP
73 74 Brooks Brown 2015 4.91
74 74 Buddy Baumann 2018 35.10
75 74 Jake Robbins 2006 0.00 DNP
76 74 Austin Fleet 2017 0.00 DNP
77 74 Atahualpa Severino 2015 0.00 DNP
78 74 Jason Davis 2010 0.00 DNP
79 74 Jose Lugo 2014 0.00 DNP
80 74 Joe Bateman 2010 0.00 DNP
81 74 Andy Mitchell 2009 0.00 DNP
82 74 Spike Lundberg 2007 0.00 DNP
83 74 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
84 74 Chris Volstad 2017 5.12
85 74 Pedro Beato 2017 0.00
86 74 Chris Heston 2018 0.00 DNP
87 73 Cesar Jimenez 2015 3.13
88 73 Andrew Russell 2014 0.00 DNP
89 73 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
90 73 Thad Weber 2015 0.00 DNP
91 73 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
92 73 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
93 73 Derek Hankins 2014 0.00 DNP
94 73 Derek Eitel 2018 0.00 DNP
95 73 Cesar Ramos 2014 4.25
96 73 Robert Coello 2015 0.00 DNP
97 73 Carlos Torres 2013 3.54
98 73 Rob Scahill 2017 5.64
99 73 Jess Todd 2016 0.00 DNP
100 73 Juan Cedeno 2014 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of some of the ridiculous roster decisions Alex Anthopolous has made of late. The Blue Jays recently lost Marcus Walden and Kenny Wilson on waivers. Walden was added to the 40 man for a few days and onto the 25 man, never got into a game, then was DFA to get Kawasaki on the 40 man roster, was claimed almost immediately. Wilson was DFA'd to acquire Darin Mastroianni off waivers, and was claimed almost immediately. Then today the club released Mickey Storey who they had been sheltering on the 40 man for over a year with one call-up. Walden and Wilson aren't stars, but losing an asset for no reason is just atrocious. Is this not one of the worst cases of asset management ever, or at least recently?
(Steve McEwen from Canada)
The Walden move wasn't a good look. Realistically, none of those guys are going to burn the Jays. (I was surprised Wilson was claimed. He's fast but that's about it at this point.) But you're right that some of their roster juggling has been odd. The only thing I can think of is maybe something arose with Storey in the past week that prompted the release. Otherwise, it's hard to explain. (R.J. Anderson)


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