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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-20-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age34 years, 9 months, 1 days
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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
2010 CLE MLB 5 0 5.0 0 0 1 4 5 8 0 111 7.2 9.0 0.0 14.4 0% .400 1.80 2.84 3.60 57 2.22 50.1 0.2
2011 CLE MLB 67 0 62.0 1 2 2 41 24 84 5 102 6.0 3.5 0.7 12.2 0% .269 1.05 2.70 2.32 74 2.88 66.9 1.4
2012 CLE MLB 70 0 70.0 3 3 2 53 24 76 7 98 6.8 3.1 0.9 9.8 0% .263 1.10 3.37 2.57 93 4.07 93.4 0.6
2013 CLE MLB 37 0 35.3 1 2 6 37 21 37 6 101 9.4 5.3 1.5 9.4 0% .330 1.64 5.05 4.08 105 4.63 110.9 0.0
2014 ANA 0 12 0 9.7 0 0 0 5 4 13 1 96 4.7 3.7 0.9 12.1 0% .200 0.93 3.05 0.93 78 2.41 59.0 0.2
2014 CLE 0 13 0 9.0 0 1 0 13 1 13 2 100 13.0 1.0 2.0 13.0 0% .458 1.56 3.49 5.00 62 2.05 50.3 0.3
2015 ANA MLB 19 0 11.7 1 0 0 15 8 13 3 103 11.6 6.2 2.3 10.0 0% .343 1.97 6.53 5.40 103 3.99 93.2 0.1
2014 TOT MLB 25 0 18.7 0 1 0 18 5 26 3 98 8.7 2.4 1.4 12.5 0% .000 1.23 3.26 2.89 70 2.23 54.8 0.5
CareerMLB2230202.7681116887244241007.53.91.110.839%.2891.263.622.98873.5983.72.7

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 MHV A- NYP 21 0 22.7 1 1 6 17 7 27 5 106 6.7 2.8 2.0 10.7 0% .222 1.06 5.11 3.57 90 2.15 44.0
2008 LKC A SAL 29 0 29.0 1 1 15 25 13 23 1 102 7.8 4.0 0.3 7.1 0% .279 1.31 3.97 1.55 103 4.73 96.8
2008 KIN A+ CRL 25 0 27.0 1 2 9 23 11 27 1 98 7.7 3.7 0.3 9.0 0% .278 1.26 3.37 4.00 88 3.78 77.4
2009 AKR AA EAS 34 0 34.7 2 3 24 30 13 31 2 97 7.8 3.4 0.5 8.0 0% .283 1.24 3.39 2.85 90 3.76 79.1
2009 PES Wnt AFL 4 0 3.7 0 1 0 5 4 5 1 12.2 9.7 2.4 12.2 0% .400 2.43 8.29 7.30 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLE MLB AL 5 0 5.0 0 0 1 4 5 8 0 111 7.2 9.0 0.0 14.4 0% .400 1.80 2.84 3.60 57 2.22 50.1
2010 AKR AA EAS 14 0 13.3 1 1 3 12 2 18 1 8.1 1.4 0.7 12.2 0% .333 1.05 2.08 2.71 0 0.00 0.0
2010 COH AAA INT 43 0 46.3 1 2 14 35 14 59 1 6.8 2.7 0.2 11.5 0% .301 1.06 1.99 1.56 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CLE MLB AL 67 0 62.0 1 2 2 41 24 84 5 102 6.0 3.5 0.7 12.2 0% .269 1.05 2.70 2.32 74 2.88 66.9
2012 CLE MLB AL 70 0 70.0 3 3 2 53 24 76 7 98 6.8 3.1 0.9 9.8 0% .263 1.10 3.37 2.57 93 4.07 93.4
2013 CLE MLB AL 37 0 35.3 1 2 6 37 21 37 6 101 9.4 5.3 1.5 9.4 0% .330 1.64 5.05 4.08 105 4.63 110.9
2013 LKC A MID 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.33 0.00 93 4.18 90.7
2013 COH AAA INT 14 0 13.7 0 0 0 13 4 13 0 8.6 2.6 0.0 8.6 0% .351 1.24 2.39 3.29 83 3.97 86.3
2013 USA int WBC 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 13.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .429 2.50 4.63 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 ANA MLB AL 12 0 9.7 0 0 0 5 4 13 1 96 4.7 3.7 0.9 12.1 0% .200 0.93 3.05 0.93 78 2.41 59.0
2014 CLE MLB AL 13 0 9.0 0 1 0 13 1 13 2 100 13.0 1.0 2.0 13.0 0% .458 1.56 3.49 5.00 62 2.05 50.3
2014 COH AAA INT 32 0 30.3 2 4 6 23 12 37 0 6.8 3.6 0.0 11.0 0% .303 1.15 2.19 1.78 73 2.88 61.1
2014 SLC AAA PCL 6 0 8.0 1 1 0 7 4 12 1 7.9 4.5 1.1 13.5 0% .316 1.38 4.19 2.25 81 3.09 65.5
2015 ANA MLB AL 19 0 11.7 1 0 0 15 8 13 3 103 11.6 6.2 2.3 10.0 0% .343 1.97 6.53 5.40 103 3.99 93.2
2015 SLC AAA PCL 35 0 34.3 1 3 10 18 8 42 1 4.7 2.1 0.3 11.0 0% .224 0.76 2.57 2.10 65 1.17 25.7
2016 SWB AAA INT 8 0 10.7 1 1 0 8 1 16 0 6.8 0.8 0.0 13.5 38% .333 0.84 0.73 3.38 51 2.47 54.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 101 0.4554 0.4356 0.5909 0.5870 0.3091 0.5556 0.6471 0.4091
2011 979 0.4862 0.4831 0.6364 0.6282 0.3459 0.7191 0.4943 0.3636
2012 1200 0.5158 0.4825 0.7478 0.6333 0.3219 0.8010 0.6364 0.2522
2013 660 0.4909 0.4455 0.7279 0.6080 0.2887 0.8223 0.5361 0.2721
2014 324 0.5432 0.5154 0.7066 0.6875 0.3108 0.7355 0.6304 0.2934
2015 242 0.4793 0.4835 0.7009 0.6983 0.2857 0.8025 0.4722 0.2991
Career35060.50110.47750.70140.63530.31850.76910.56630.2986

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
2013-05-01 2013-05-17 15-DL 16 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-06-02 2011-06-11 DTD 9 8 Low Back Tightness -
2009-07-10 2009-09-20 Minors 72 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2006-07-21 2006-07-21 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-07-21

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 NYA $
2015 ANA $1,150,000
2014 CLE $975,000
2013 CLE $501,000
2012 CLE $491,200
2011 CLE $414,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,531,300
5 yrTotal$3,531,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 118 dLegacy Agency1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/5/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 11/10/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by LA Angels 7/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/15. Elected free agency 10/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2014). Lost arbitration with Cleveland 2/8/14 ($1.45M-$0.975M). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Cleveland 8/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2013). Renewed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4912M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4141M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/23/10.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2006 (20-611) (Cal-State Fullerton).

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 2.7 3 59 0 53.7 37 17 62 5 .246 1.00 2.68 2.7 1.7 0.2
80o 0 2.2 2.5 51 0 46.9 35 16 54 5 .263 1.10 3.09 3.12 -0.6 -0.1
70o 0 1.9 2.2 46 0 42.1 34 16 49 5 .276 1.17 3.39 3.44 -2.0 -0.2
60o 0 1.7 1.9 42 0 38.2 32 15 44 5 .287 1.24 3.66 3.71 -3.0 -0.3
50o 0 1.5 1.7 38 0 34.7 31 14 40 4 .297 1.30 3.91 3.97 -3.7 -0.4
40o 0 1.3 1.5 34 0 31.2 29 14 36 4 .307 1.37 4.17 4.24 -4.2 -0.5
30o 0 1.1 1.3 30 0 27.6 27 13 32 4 .318 1.44 4.45 4.53 -4.6 -0.5
20o 0 0.8 1.1 26 0 23.5 24 11 27 3 .330 1.53 4.79 4.88 -4.8 -0.5
10o 0 0.6 0.8 20 0 18.0 20 9 21 3 .348 1.65 5.27 5.37 -4.6 -0.5
Weighted Mean01.41.737033.83014394.2941.283.873.93-3.4-0.4

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Mike Clevinger make an impact with the Indians this year?
(Sean99 from Chicago)
I'm very happy that someone mentioned Mike Clevinger in this chat. Similarly happy that Brendan Gawlowski wrote him up in today's Monday Morning 10 Pack.

Clevinger left scout sections abuzz in big league Cactus games before being sent back to minor league camp--more than one scout called him the 'step-forward' prospect of the Spring.

I wrote him up here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28681

Today, as I mentioned, Brendan wrote him up here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28750

So I won't belabor this question. However, I really like Clevinger, I see a chance power-oriented #4 starter for a contender (which is really saying he's a #3 in most cases, I'm nit-picking)...and the only reason I can't see him really being a part of Cleveland's rotation at some point this year is because their rotation is already so deep. The other reason would be if Clevinger's past issues with health and durability rear their heads.

Really great question, a great 'hideout' prospect, a guy that Indians fans should really appreciate--great work by the Pro Scouting staff in Cleveland to get this guy for Vinnie Pestano. Vinnie Pestano? Man. (Adam McInturff)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Completely Gratuitous 4-Team Blockbuster Trade Proposal: -Mets send R.A. Dickey to Red Sox, send Lucas Duda + Domingo Tapia to Indians & send Wilmer Flores to Diamondbacks -Red Sox send Archie Bradley + Anthony Ranaudo to Indians -Indians send Asdrubal Cabrera to Diamondbacks & send Shin-Soo Choo + Vinnie Pestano to Mets -Diamondbacks send Justin Upton to Mets Care to offer gratuitous thoughts?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Math makes my head hurt (Ian Miller)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)One last question and I know it may be early for this one... Any hitters or pitchers you like a breakout candidates next year?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hm, I like the look of Jerome Williams in a small sample this year. I think Fister and McCarthy may be the real deal, though they're not exactly breakout candidates any more. I like Brian Duensing coming into this season, and still do.

Dave Robertson and Kenley Jansen are two names that will surprise no one, but they could end up in bigger roles. In that vein, Greg Holland for the Royals, Vinnie Pestano for the Indians. And in the this-guys-stuff-intrigues-me-but-his-wildness-scares-me category, plus he has a cool name: Fautino de los Santos. (Mike Fast)


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