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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
51.3 4.35 1.50 46 2 1 0 0.2
Birth Date8-29-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.82014
0.02015
0.12016
0.12017
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
2009 TOR MLB 11 11 61.3 2 4 0 51 30 60 7 .266 105 7.5 4.4 1.0 8.8 52% .270 .240 1.32 4.17 3.67 101 5.10 109.5 0.3
2010 TOR MLB 14 12 63.7 4 4 0 72 30 57 8 .259 112 10.2 4.2 1.1 8.1 53% .342 .277 1.60 4.54 4.95 104 5.26 118.8 -0.0
2011 SLN 0 28 0 22.7 0 3 0 22 11 28 1 .274 94 8.7 4.4 0.4 11.1 64% .368 .260 1.46 2.68 3.97 90 3.58 83.1 0.3
2011 TOR 0 43 0 39.3 2 3 0 28 15 33 2 .264 108 6.4 3.4 0.5 7.6 65% .248 .207 1.09 3.41 2.97 86 3.65 84.8 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 70 0 46.7 1 3 0 46 17 33 7 .263 98 8.9 3.3 1.4 6.4 59% .281 .265 1.35 4.76 4.24 103 5.08 116.5 -0.2
2013 CLE 0 27 0 20.3 0 0 0 11 6 20 1 .261 97 4.9 2.7 0.4 8.9 58% .204 .197 0.84 3.07 0.89 80 3.43 82.3 0.3
2013 SLN 0 11 0 10.3 0 0 0 16 4 9 1 .257 101 13.9 3.5 0.9 7.8 56% .429 .327 1.94 3.98 7.84 118 7.17 171.7 -0.3
2014 CLE MLB 73 0 46.0 0 3 1 42 19 46 1 .255 102 8.2 3.7 0.2 9.0 61% .323 .245 1.33 2.87 2.74 83 3.07 75.4 0.8
2015 CLE 0 45 0 20.3 2 3 0 23 10 24 1 .264 106 10.2 4.4 0.4 10.6 73% .379 .259 1.62 3.00 4.43 84 4.12 96.3 0.1
2015 SDN 0 27 0 14.7 0 1 0 17 4 17 2 .280 99 10.4 2.5 1.2 10.4 66% .385 .276 1.43 3.84 7.36 95 5.40 126.1 -0.1
2016 OAK 0 56 0 36.0 1 0 0 38 24 37 1 .262 96 9.5 6.0 0.2 9.2 71% .352 .266 1.72 3.57 3.00 92 4.99 110.5 -0.0
2016 WAS 0 14 0 11.7 0 0 0 8 5 9 0 .272 90 6.2 3.9 0.0 6.9 63% .267 .234 1.11 3.44 1.54 86 4.43 98.0 0.1
2017 SEA MLB 64 0 31.3 2 2 1 29 20 25 2 .262 102 8.3 5.7 0.6 7.2 69% .307 .242 1.56 4.38 4.02 100 4.85 103.2 0.1
2018 CLE 0 5 0 2.7 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 .273 104 10.1 3.4 0.0 3.4 62% .375 .283 1.50 3.54 0.00 112 5.50 123.9 -0.0
2018 SEA 0 18 0 7.7 0 1 0 13 9 10 2 .263 98 15.3 10.6 2.3 11.7 61% .423 .394 2.87 7.47 9.39 93 3.49 78.5 0.1
2011 TOT MLB 71 0 62.0 2 6 0 50 26 61 3 .268 103 7.3 3.8 0.4 8.9 65% .290 .227 1.23 3.14 3.34 88 3.62 84.2 0.8
2013 TOT MLB 38 0 30.7 0 0 0 27 10 29 2 .259 99 7.9 2.9 0.6 8.5 57% .298 .247 1.21 3.38 3.23 94 4.69 112.4 -0.0
2015 TOT MLB 72 0 35.0 2 4 0 40 14 41 3 .270 103 10.3 3.6 0.8 10.5 70% .381 .266 1.54 3.35 5.66 89 4.66 108.8 0.0
2016 TOT MLB 70 0 47.7 1 0 0 46 29 46 1 .264 95 8.7 5.5 0.2 8.7 69% .333 .259 1.57 3.54 2.64 91 4.86 107.5 0.1
2018 TOT MLB 23 0 10.3 0 1 0 16 10 11 2 .265 99 13.9 8.7 1.7 9.6 61% .412 .375 2.52 6.45 6.97 96 4.01 90.2 0.1
CareerMLB50623434.71427241920540936.2631038.74.20.78.561%.315.2561.443.883.89964.73107.41.2

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-
2009 TOR MLB 11 11 61.3 2 4 0 51 30 60 7 .266 105 7.5 4.4 1.0 8.8 52% .270 .240 1.32 4.17 3.67 101 5.10 109.5
2010 TOR MLB 14 12 63.7 4 4 0 72 30 57 8 .259 112 10.2 4.2 1.1 8.1 53% .342 .277 1.60 4.54 4.95 104 5.26 118.8
2011 SLN MLB 28 0 22.7 0 3 0 22 11 28 1 .274 94 8.7 4.4 0.4 11.1 64% .368 .260 1.46 2.68 3.97 90 3.58 83.1
2011 TOR MLB 43 0 39.3 2 3 0 28 15 33 2 .264 108 6.4 3.4 0.5 7.6 65% .248 .207 1.09 3.41 2.97 86 3.65 84.8
2012 SLN MLB 70 0 46.7 1 3 0 46 17 33 7 .263 98 8.9 3.3 1.4 6.4 59% .281 .265 1.35 4.76 4.24 103 5.08 116.5
2013 CLE MLB 27 0 20.3 0 0 0 11 6 20 1 .261 97 4.9 2.7 0.4 8.9 58% .204 .197 0.84 3.07 0.89 80 3.43 82.3
2013 SLN MLB 11 0 10.3 0 0 0 16 4 9 1 .257 101 13.9 3.5 0.9 7.8 56% .429 .327 1.94 3.98 7.84 118 7.17 171.7
2013 MEM AAA 32 0 44.0 1 2 0 44 18 31 1 .263 91 9.0 3.7 0.2 6.3 57% .297 .262 1.41 3.74 3.07 105 6.61 133.4
2014 CLE MLB 73 0 46.0 0 3 1 42 19 46 1 .255 102 8.2 3.7 0.2 9.0 61% .323 .245 1.33 2.87 2.74 83 3.07 75.4
2015 CLE MLB 45 0 20.3 2 3 0 23 10 24 1 .264 106 10.2 4.4 0.4 10.6 73% .379 .259 1.62 3.00 4.43 84 4.12 96.3
2015 SDN MLB 27 0 14.7 0 1 0 17 4 17 2 .280 99 10.4 2.5 1.2 10.4 66% .385 .276 1.43 3.84 7.36 95 5.40 126.1
2016 OAK MLB 56 0 36.0 1 0 0 38 24 37 1 .262 96 9.5 6.0 0.2 9.2 71% .352 .266 1.72 3.57 3.00 92 4.99 110.5
2016 WAS MLB 14 0 11.7 0 0 0 8 5 9 0 .272 90 6.2 3.9 0.0 6.9 63% .267 .234 1.11 3.44 1.54 86 4.43 98.0
2017 SEA MLB 64 0 31.3 2 2 1 29 20 25 2 .262 102 8.3 5.7 0.6 7.2 69% .307 .242 1.56 4.38 4.02 100 4.85 103.2
2018 CLE MLB 5 0 2.7 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 .273 104 10.1 3.4 0.0 3.4 62% .375 .283 1.50 3.54 0.00 112 5.50 123.9
2018 SEA MLB 18 0 7.7 0 1 0 13 9 10 2 .263 98 15.3 10.6 2.3 11.7 61% .423 .394 2.87 7.47 9.39 93 3.49 78.5
2018 COH AAA 6 0 2.7 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 .249 13.5 10.1 0.0 3.4 70% .400 .300 2.62 5.95 3.38 112 5.02 106.5

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
2009 1085 0.4866 0.3751 0.7936 0.5038 0.2531 0.9173 0.5603 0.2064
2010 1076 0.4842 0.4182 0.7644 0.5605 0.2847 0.8596 0.5886 0.2356
2011 935 0.4299 0.4321 0.7153 0.5597 0.3358 0.8622 0.5307 0.2847
2012 728 0.4093 0.4396 0.7688 0.6107 0.3209 0.9066 0.5870 0.2313
2013 461 0.4035 0.4295 0.6818 0.5860 0.3236 0.8991 0.4157 0.3182
2014 734 0.4046 0.4619 0.6519 0.5993 0.3684 0.8539 0.4286 0.3481
2015 556 0.4029 0.4622 0.6654 0.5982 0.3705 0.8433 0.4715 0.3346
2016 809 0.3412 0.4153 0.7024 0.5870 0.3265 0.8704 0.5460 0.2976
2017 509 0.3536 0.4204 0.7336 0.5889 0.3283 0.9151 0.5556 0.2664
2018 213 0.3850 0.4413 0.6915 0.6220 0.3282 0.8824 0.4651 0.3085
Career71060.42130.42490.72670.57240.31740.88020.52870.2733

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
2013-03-10 2013-03-16 Camp 6 0 - Abrasion Corneal Abrasion From Golf Ball - -
2013-03-01 2013-03-07 Camp 6 0 Left Upper Arm Tightness Biceps - -
2013-02-15 2013-02-16 Camp 1 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2010-03-31 2010-05-18 15-DL 48 40 Left Fingers Fracture Middle Finger Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SEA $5,500,000
2017 SEA $5,500,000
2016 OAK $2,950,000
2015 CLE $2,400,000
2014 CLE $1,375,000
2013 SLN $1,100,000
2012 SLN $504,000
2011 TOR $429,600
2010 TOR $404,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$14,662,600
2018Current$5,500,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$20,162,600
9 yrTotal$20,162,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 132 dJohn Boggs2 years/$11M (2017-18)

Details
  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/16. 17:$5.5M. 18:$5.5M. DFA by Seattle 6/1/18. Released 6/6/18. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 6/18/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 7/1/18. DFA by Cleveland 7/11/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/18/18.
  • 1 year/$2.95M (2016). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/2/15. Signed by Oakland 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Washington in trade from Oakland 8/25/16.
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 65 games. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 7/31/15.
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/1/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.3M-$0.9M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 70, 75 appearances. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 7/30/13.
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4296M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 3/11. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2010). Re-signed by Toronto 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Toronto 7/7/09.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2007 (5-175) (UC-Riverside). $0.11M signing bonus.

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 2.7 2.3 0 50 0 71.2 56 32 63 5 .262 1.23 3.17 3.45 9.5 1.0
80o 2.6 2.4 0 50 0 64.6 55 31 57 5 .278 1.33 3.55 3.86 7.3 0.8
70o 2.6 2.4 0 50 0 60.1 54 31 53 5 .289 1.41 3.84 4.16 5.7 0.6
60o 2.5 2.5 0 50 0 56.3 53 30 50 4 .299 1.48 4.08 4.43 4.2 0.5
50o 2.5 2.5 0 50 0 52.8 52 30 47 4 .308 1.55 4.31 4.68 2.9 0.3
40o 2.4 2.6 0 50 0 49.4 51 29 44 4 .317 1.61 4.55 4.93 1.5 0.2
30o 2.4 2.6 0 50 0 45.9 49 28 40 4 .327 1.69 4.80 5.21 0.0 0.0
20o 2.4 2.7 0 50 0 41.9 47 27 37 4 .339 1.78 5.12 5.55 -1.8 -0.2
10o 2.3 2.7 0 50 0 36.5 44 25 32 4 .355 1.92 5.56 6.02 -4.4 -0.5
Weighted Mean2.52.5050052.25129464.3061.534.284.643.10.3

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
20193321040043432435460.3111.574.594.849.15.17.40.80.2
20203421035037372132360.3081.574.544.799.05.17.80.70.2
20213521038041412334460.3091.574.584.839.15.17.50.90.2
20223621035038382132360.3111.574.544.799.15.07.60.70.2
20233721030032331827360.3131.584.614.879.25.07.50.80.1
20243821030032331827360.3101.584.644.909.25.07.50.80.1
20253921031033341828360.3101.584.614.879.34.97.60.80.1
20264021032034351928360.3101.594.664.929.35.07.40.80.1
20274111030032331826360.3111.594.694.959.35.17.30.80.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 81 Saul Rivera 2010 22.09
2 80 Casey Janssen 2014 4.34
3 80 Ryan Mattheus 2016 0.00 DNP
4 79 Chad Bradford 2007 3.90
5 78 Jonathan Broxton 2016 4.45
6 77 Joe Thatcher 2014 4.75
7 77 Cesar Ramos 2016 6.61
8 77 Mike MacDougal 2009 5.13
9 77 Rafael Perez 2014 0.00 DNP
10 77 Matt Albers 2015 1.45
11 77 Will Harris 2017 3.18
12 76 Eric O'Flaherty 2017 7.85
13 76 Dennys Reyes 2009 3.73
14 76 Bobby Parnell 2017 0.00 DNP
15 76 Kent Tekulve 1979 3.22
16 76 Brad Ziegler 2012 2.75
17 76 Sparky Lyle 1977 2.76
18 76 Tommy Layne 2017 8.31
19 76 J.P. Howell 2015 1.84
20 75 Jesse Crain 2014 0.00 DNP
21 75 Heath Bell 2010 2.19
22 75 Brandon Kintzler 2017 3.15
23 75 Tom Wilhelmsen 2016 6.99
24 75 Pedro Feliciano 2009 3.94
25 75 Kevin Gregg 2010 3.66
26 74 Brandon League 2015 0.00 DNP
27 74 Burke Badenhop 2015 4.07
28 74 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
29 74 Ramon Ramirez 2014 0.00
30 74 Jim Johnson 2015 4.72
31 74 Phil Coke 2015 5.68
32 74 Jared Burton 2013 3.95
33 74 Hoyt Wilhelm 1955 4.75
34 73 Danys Baez 2010 5.85
35 73 Fernando Rodney 2009 4.52
36 73 John Franco 1993 5.94
37 72 Matt Wise 2008 6.43
38 72 Sean Green 2011 6.17
39 72 Francisco Cordero 2007 3.27
40 72 Dan Kolb 2007 9.00
41 72 Dan Otero 2017 3.75
42 72 Sean Marshall 2015 0.00 DNP
43 72 Mike Marshall 1975 3.79 DNP
44 72 Jason Frasor 2010 4.24
45 72 Mike Koplove 2009 0.00 DNP
46 71 Doug Corbett 1985 6.65
47 71 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
48 71 Bob Stanley 1987 5.60
49 71 Geoff Geary 2009 8.55
50 70 Ronald Belisario 2015 7.88
51 70 Gary Lavelle 1981 4.52
52 70 Scot Shields 2008 4.12
53 70 Dane De La Rosa 2015 0.00 DNP
54 70 Mike Fetters 1997 3.84
55 70 J.C. Romero 2008 2.75
56 70 Ryan Dempster 2009 4.23
57 70 Craig Breslow 2013 2.41
58 70 Peter Moylan 2011 3.24
59 70 Jim Mecir 2002 4.79
60 70 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
61 69 Matt Lindstrom 2012 3.26
62 69 Anthony Varvaro 2017 0.00 DNP
63 69 Luke Gregerson 2016 3.59
64 69 Doug Jones 1989 2.79
65 69 Joakim Soria 2016 4.18
66 69 Braden Looper 2007 5.14
67 69 Heathcliff Slocumb 1998 5.32
68 69 Bob Wickman 2001 2.53
69 69 Joe Smith 2016 3.46
70 69 Chad Paronto 2008 4.35
71 69 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
72 69 C.J. Wilson 2013 3.94
73 69 Mike Maddux 1994 5.11
74 68 Fernando Rodriguez 2016 4.20
75 68 Bob Locker 1970 4.09
76 68 Brendan Donnelly 2004 3.00
77 68 Jeff Fassero 1995 4.86
78 68 Mark Eichhorn 1993 3.34
79 68 Mike Henneman 1994 7.01
80 68 Francisco Rodriguez 2014 3.04
81 68 Santiago Casilla 2013 2.52
82 68 Matt Thornton 2009 2.74
83 68 Mike Dunn 2017 4.47
84 67 John Parrish 2010 3.00
85 67 J.J. Putz 2009 5.52
86 67 Roy Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
87 67 Fred Gladding 1968 17.18
88 67 Sam LeCure 2016 0.00 DNP
89 67 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
90 67 Will Ohman 2010 3.86
91 67 Tyler Yates 2010 0.00 DNP
92 67 Jason Christiansen 2002 5.40
93 66 Kevin Jepsen 2017 0.00 DNP
94 66 Chad Qualls 2011 3.75
95 66 Clay Carroll 1973 4.66
96 66 Brandon Lyon 2012 3.10
97 66 LaTroy Hawkins 2005 4.15
98 66 Mike Timlin 1998 2.95
99 66 Ken Forsch 1979 3.39
100 66 John Grabow 2011 5.63

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .246 .307 .324 .231
11 vs R (Multi) .281 .422 .378 .291
18 Split (Multi) -.035 -.115 -.054 -.060
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .265 .321 .353 .244
31 vs R (2016) .244 .422 .295 .275
38 Split (2016) .021 -.100 .058 -.031
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 It’s true, Rzepczynski lost a tiny piece of his fastball this year. But mediocre early-season results could be chalked up to poor situational execution and luck against left-handers. He yielded a leadoff baserunner in more than 40 percent of his appearances for Oakland. And his typically robust split against southpaws came tumbling on its head, weighed down by an inflated BABIP in spite of weaker contact. Fans mangled his name with unseasonably vile efforts. Another change of scenery was needed, and it occurred in late August when the Nats bought him and promptly reintroduced him to his left-on-left mojo. His combination of elite groundball rate, successful track record and southpawitude make him an attractive bullpen asset in free agency.
2016 Journeyman Marc Rzepczynski was the Padres' lone trade-deadline acquisition and twice allowed three runs in a game while facing four batters, bookending a four-game stretch in which his ERA approached his word score; he came to Oakland with Yonder Alonso this winter.
2015 The token LOOGY in a bullpen full of every-other-day relievers. Rzepczynski nailed the role, with 73 percent of his appearances lasting fewer than three outs, and 55 percent of his opponents standing in the left-handed batter's box. The southpaw is seemingly impervious to the velocity attrition that plagues most pitchers' fastballs, having averaged a consistent 92.5 mph on his heat for the past four seasons. His approach is simple: Sinkers early and sliders late in the count, mix in the changeup when he gets ahead of right-handed bats. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
2014 Rzepczynski is a sinker-slider pitcher who generates copious groundballs and has limited left-handed batters to a meager .214/.288/.299 line for his career. He was at his worst last year, when he was roughed up early and demoted by St. Louis; he was also at his best last year, holding lefties to a .480 OPS after a July trade to Cleveland. Front office officials get paid healthy salaries to try to predict LOOGY streaks, hopelessly. Since Scrabble's debut as a starting pitcher, more than the life of a specialist has been expected of him, but no other role will fit if he never finds an adjustment against right-handed hitters, who collectively hit like Ben Zobrist against him. Even if no such breakthrough comes, he can look forward to a long career—probably continuing to bounce from team to team—giving lefties, and GMs, fits.
2013 Rzepczynski’s job in St. Louis last year was to be a LOOGY. But you can’t be a Lefty One-Out Guy if you don’t get that one guy out, as was true of "Scrabble" more often than expected last year. When that occurs, you become more of a LOBBY—a Lefty One-Batter Boy—and your organization feels it necessary to bring in Choate on a multi-year deal to get that one guy out. None of which is necessarily bad for Rzepczynski, as his sinker-slider combination can get righties out too, and by lobbying (intentionally or not) to face more and more varied hitters, he could increase his value.
2012 Part of John Mozeliak’s trade-deadline bullpen makeover, Rzepczynski wields a heavy sinker and still harbors thoughts of working in the starting rotation. Given the crowd in the St. Louis rotation and Scrabble’s success against left-handed hitters—they managed to hit just .163/.256/.221 against him in Toronto and St. Louis in 2011—he’ll probably have to be satisfied with a return to a relief role and the honor of one of the best nicknames in baseball.
2011 Scrabble, Eyechart, Alphabet—call him what you want, but Rzepcynski has to stop giving so many hitters free passes. It’s great that his name is unusual (“Just like it’s spelled,” he must have told countless teachers), and the strikeouts and ground balls are what got him to where he is. The next step, however, is harnessing his control, and it’s as likely to happen next year as never. Rzepczynski enjoyed success in the Arizona Fall League and should get a chance to battle Jesse Litsch and Kyle Drabek for the fifth rotation spot in the spring.
2010 In just his second full professional season after being drafted in the fifth round after four years at the University of California at Riverside, Rzepczynski (pronounced zep-CHIN-ski) skipped over High-A completely and joined the big-league rotation in early July, and didn’t come out until September (after a run of four quality starts) because he had hit his limit of 150 innings for the year. A lefty with a heavy sinker who doesn’t give up much against righties, Rzepczynski has a bit of BABIP correction coming his way, but as PECOTA suggests, he should be a mid-rotation stalwart in 2010 and beyond.
2009 Marc Rzepczynski (pronounced rez-PIN-ski) is a lefty starter with a bowling-ball sinker, a good curve, and a decent change that also sinks, making it nearly impossible for hitters to get the ball in the air off of him.

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