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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-1-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 22 days
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2015
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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
2013 LAN MLB 26 0 34.7 3 0 1 20 13 43 5 99 5.2 3.4 1.3 11.2 0% .206 0.95 3.54 2.60 86 3.04 72.7 0.7
2014 LAN MLB 20 0 21.3 0 0 0 10 18 28 1 96 4.2 7.6 0.4 11.8 0% .214 1.31 3.75 2.95 92 3.31 81.3 0.3
2016 ATL MLB 46 0 37.7 3 0 0 29 17 28 5 89 6.9 4.1 1.2 6.7 46% .226 1.22 4.93 3.58 105 4.83 106.9 0.1
CareerMLB92093.760159489911945.74.61.19.543%.2171.144.153.07953.8288.41.0

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 DGR Rk GCL 6 4 9.0 0 0 0 5 4 13 0 61 5.0 4.0 0.0 13.0 0% .278 1.00 2.88 5.00 66 3.41 70.0
2008 SBR A+ CLF 4 0 4.0 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 98 4.5 13.5 0.0 2.3 0% .182 2.00 7.77 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SBR A+ CLF 19 16 86.3 6 6 0 80 45 105 3 99 8.3 4.7 0.3 11.0 0% .358 1.45 3.51 4.69 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CHT AA SOU 6 6 27.3 2 2 0 24 12 26 2 101 7.9 4.0 0.7 8.6 0% .301 1.32 3.57 3.96 96 4.13 86.8
2010 CHT AA SOU 27 27 129.7 4 9 0 146 69 120 13 99 10.1 4.8 0.9 8.3 0% .340 1.66 4.68 5.97 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CHT AA SOU 25 25 128.7 6 6 0 111 75 130 8 117 7.8 5.2 0.6 9.1 0% .307 1.45 3.94 4.20 99 4.19 85.5
2012 CHT AA SOU 22 7 60.0 3 3 2 52 36 64 3 104 7.8 5.4 0.5 9.6 0% .306 1.47 3.55 4.65 93 4.18 87.0
2013 LAN MLB NL 26 0 34.7 3 0 1 20 13 43 5 99 5.2 3.4 1.3 11.2 0% .206 0.95 3.54 2.60 86 3.04 72.7
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 25 0 26.3 4 0 0 25 13 33 0 8.5 4.4 0.0 11.3 0% .362 1.44 2.54 1.71 75 3.55 77.0
2014 LAN MLB NL 20 0 21.3 0 0 0 10 18 28 1 96 4.2 7.6 0.4 11.8 0% .214 1.31 3.75 2.95 92 3.31 81.3
2016 ATL MLB NL 46 0 37.7 3 0 0 29 17 28 5 89 6.9 4.1 1.2 6.7 46% .226 1.22 4.93 3.58 105 4.83 106.9
2016 ROM A SAL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0% 1.000 1.00 -2.61 0.00 41 1.81 40.0
2016 GWN AAA INT 11 0 10.0 0 1 5 7 6 12 1 6.3 5.4 0.9 10.8 48% .250 1.30 3.87 4.50 105 4.06 89.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 604 0.4785 0.4652 0.7295 0.6159 0.3270 0.8315 0.5534 0.2705
2014 371 0.4609 0.4286 0.6541 0.6433 0.2450 0.6727 0.6122 0.3459
2016 644 0.4891 0.4767 0.7492 0.6667 0.2948 0.7714 0.7010 0.2508
Career16190.47870.46140.72010.64240.29540.77120.62560.2799

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
2014-05-21 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-06-03
2013-03-18 2013-03-20 Camp 2 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-02-16 2013-03-17 Camp 29 0 - Low Back Soreness Received Epidural Injection - -
2012-09-02 2012-10-04 60-DL 32 28 Right Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle - -
2011-04-28 2011-05-13 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-04-03 2008-08-10 Minors 129 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-03-15 2008-04-03 Camp 19 0 Right Hand Laceration Snorkeling Mask -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 KCA $
2016 ATL $
2015 LAN $522,500
2014 LAN $506,600
2013 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,029,100
2 yrTotal$1,029,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 111 dExcel Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.61M (2016). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5225M (2015). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/15. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Dodgers 5/27/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5066M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/11. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12.
  • Drafted 2007 (1-20) Midland Christian HS, Texas. Signed 6/15/07, $1.35M 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 4 1.2 3 64 0 53.8 40 20 45 5 .240 1.11 3.33 3.59 7.7 0.8
80o 3.4 1 2.5 56 0 46.6 38 19 39 5 .257 1.22 3.74 4.05 4.3 0.5
70o 3 0.8 2.2 50 0 41.7 37 18 35 4 .270 1.31 4.05 4.39 2.3 0.2
60o 2.7 0.7 1.9 45 0 37.6 35 17 31 4 .280 1.38 4.32 4.68 0.8 0.1
50o 2.4 0.6 1.7 40 0 33.9 33 16 28 4 .290 1.45 4.58 4.96 -0.3 0.0
40o 2.1 0.5 1.4 36 0 30.3 31 15 25 4 .301 1.53 4.84 5.25 -1.3 -0.1
30o 1.8 0.4 1.2 32 0 26.6 29 14 22 3 .312 1.61 5.12 5.56 -2.0 -0.2
20o 1.5 0.3 1 27 0 22.4 26 13 19 3 .324 1.71 5.47 5.94 -2.7 -0.3
10o 1.1 0.2 0.7 20 0 16.8 21 10 14 3 .342 1.85 5.96 6.48 -3.0 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.30.61.639033.03215274.2871.434.534.91-0.10.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a points league where SP RP dual eligibility is huge I am going with Jesse Chavez Jim Johnson and J Benoit in my 3 RP slots. Would you drop any for Daniel Webb, Cody Allen, Farquhar Ryan Cook David Carpenter or Chris Withrow? Scoring Saves (8) Holds (4) K (2) W (10) IP (2)
(Stu from Rhinebeck, NY)
I really like Cody Allen as well as Withrow, so I might swap one of them in for Benoit. Withrow is my favorite of the group, but probably ranks last from a fantasy perspective given the longer odds of his finding saves. It depends on the size of your league, but Chavez could have a shorter shelf life of relevance if it's a shallow league, and the A's will likely be cautious with his workloads this year. (Doug Thorburn)
2011-08-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Dodger SP prospect Chris Withrow? Looks like control is still a major issue, but in his last 10 starts he's thrown 50 IP, 39 hits allowed, 35 walks, 51 strikeouts, and a 3.60 ERA (4.22 ERA on the year).
(DS from LA)
Control is a major issue, so s the fact he has thrown 266 innings in AA since the 2009 season. Additionally, a 3.60 ERA despite allowing 74 baserunners in 50 innings screams a very lucky strand rate. Relief potential unless he finds better command. (Jason Collette)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Withrow of the Dodgers made a few Top 100 prospects lists as recently as 2010. He lost his command last year, but it looks like he's bouncing back this year, with 81.2 IP, 68 hits allowed, and 82 Ks (but 49 BBs). Any thoughts on Withrow and whether he can be a viable mid-rotation guy in the future?
(Dennis from LA)
5.5 walks per 9 at AA worries me. Don't have enough info on him but I'm efforting from someone who's seen him (Mike Ferrin)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to BP! Would really love to hear more about how you got into Scout School and some tales of how it went. Could you possibly write an article on this?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Thanks! I'm very excited to be here. Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, they didn't want me to write too much about the inner workings of the program, so an article would probably be out of the question. I can tell you that I remember Billy Hamilton (Reds), Francisco Peguero (Giants), and Chris Withrow (Dodgers) being some of the more impressive guys I saw and thinking all three could be legit big-leaguers. I was kind of unimpressed with the small sample I saw of Randal Grichuk. Also, on the last day, there were some Arizona Fall Leaguers taking BP on the field across from where we were, and I remember watching Jason Heyward and thinking that he had awesome bat speed. At this point I don't need to tell you that Heyward is good, but given his slow (potentially injury-compromised) start to 2011 and now his DL stint, he might be a good guy to inquire on in fantasy leagues. (Derek Carty)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Logan White claimed in an interview that Chris Withrow's arm is better than Kershaw's - spring training hype or legit evaluation? (does White have a rep for inflating his players?)
(Sanchez101 from Santa Barbara)
Logan certainly likes his own players, but Withrow certainly has Kershaw's velocity, if not a tick more. What he doesn't have in Kershaw's breaking ball, nor his left-handedness. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)A debate's been raging on another site, as to who is the better prospect, Chris Withrow or Jenry Mejia? I say both may wind-up in the pen, if they don't develop better secondary offerings. Care to weigh in?
(Rhys26 from Kansas City)
I think you're first comment there is VERY accurate. I like them both quite a bit -- there's no slam dunk obviously better one. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Few 2007 1st rounders that could possibly break out this year: Chris Withrow and Neil Ramirez. Yay or nay?
(Ronald Reagan from GA)
I'm gonna go nay, yay, and then throw in Justin Jackson for fun. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Withrow or Tim Alderson?
(Jack from Lexington)
Alderson for now, but I trust Logan White's decision when he chooses Withrow. (Bryan Smith)


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