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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-6-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.72014
-2.22015
-1.12016
2017
-0.22018
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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
2007 WAS MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .000 .192 0.00 1.17 0.00 96 5.21 107.8 0.0
2009 WAS MLB 15 14 75.7 1 6 0 87 33 43 3 .256 98 10.3 3.9 0.4 5.1 45% .323 .265 1.59 3.82 5.00 111 5.75 123.3 -0.2
2010 WAS MLB 8 5 29.7 1 3 0 34 14 17 5 .260 93 10.3 4.2 1.5 5.2 44% .296 .312 1.62 5.66 4.25 115 5.88 132.8 -0.2
2011 WAS MLB 15 10 66.0 4 5 0 63 20 41 7 .261 99 8.6 2.7 1.0 5.6 46% .272 .259 1.26 4.17 3.00 112 4.81 111.8 0.2
2012 WAS MLB 33 27 164.3 10 8 0 149 52 105 15 .256 100 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.8 52% .263 .247 1.22 4.08 3.40 107 4.88 111.8 0.5
2013 WAS MLB 13 13 71.3 2 7 0 92 14 39 5 .252 104 11.6 1.8 0.6 4.9 48% .344 .284 1.49 3.63 4.04 107 5.25 125.7 -0.3
2014 WAS MLB 47 0 63.0 2 3 1 68 21 39 5 .259 99 9.7 3.0 0.7 5.6 47% .309 .277 1.41 4.13 4.00 115 5.37 131.7 -0.7
2015 ATL 0 24 0 15.3 1 0 0 20 16 13 1 .266 96 11.7 9.4 0.6 7.6 71% .404 .358 2.35 6.03 7.63 138 8.43 197.0 -0.6
2015 TEX 0 17 7 43.0 0 5 0 62 20 28 9 .257 103 13.0 4.2 1.9 5.9 38% .358 .349 1.91 6.12 7.12 136 7.96 185.9 -1.6
2016 CLE 0 7 0 4.7 0 0 0 3 4 3 1 .269 120 5.8 7.7 1.9 5.8 57% .154 .281 1.50 7.17 5.79 149 9.43 208.7 -0.2
2016 OAK 0 9 7 44.0 2 4 0 56 15 23 4 .259 99 11.5 3.1 0.8 4.7 42% .333 .280 1.61 4.33 6.14 124 7.11 157.4 -0.9
2018 SEA MLB 1 0 6.0 0 1 0 8 2 2 1 .285 91 12.0 3.0 1.5 3.0 53% .389 .309 1.67 5.69 4.50 120 6.48 144.8 -0.1
2015 TOT MLB 41 7 58.3 1 5 0 82 36 41 10 .260 101 12.7 5.6 1.5 6.3 46% .369 .351 2.02 6.10 7.25 137 8.08 188.8 -2.2
2016 TOT MLB 16 7 48.7 2 4 0 59 19 26 5 .260 101 10.9 3.5 0.9 4.8 43% .320 .280 1.60 4.60 6.10 126 7.34 162.3 -1.1
CareerMLB19083584.02342164221135456.2581009.93.30.95.548%.306.2771.464.344.361155.67130.4-4.1

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-
2007 WAS MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .000 .192 0.00 1.17 0.00 96 5.21 107.8
2007 POT A+ 5 4 21.3 2 2 0 27 9 13 1 .253 99 11.4 3.8 0.4 5.5 51% .351 .293 1.69 4.33 4.23 0 0.00 0.0
2007 NAT Rk 4 4 12.0 0 0 0 11 3 15 1 .283 60 8.2 2.2 0.8 11.2 47% .323 .261 1.17 3.27 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2008 POT A+ 26 26 124.0 8 8 0 140 57 114 8 .265 95 10.2 4.1 0.6 8.3 55% .348 .279 1.59 4.00 4.86 0 0.00 0.0
2008 PES Wnt 9 0 11.7 0 0 0 16 4 7 2 .000 12.3 3.1 1.5 5.4 0% .359 .000 1.71 6.57 4.62 0 0.00 0.0
2009 WAS MLB 15 14 75.7 1 6 0 87 33 43 3 .256 98 10.3 3.9 0.4 5.1 45% .323 .265 1.59 3.82 5.00 111 5.75 123.3
2009 HAR AA 6 6 27.3 0 3 0 28 10 28 2 .265 100 9.2 3.3 0.7 9.2 49% .321 .286 1.39 3.24 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SYR AAA 10 10 49.3 4 2 0 56 20 42 2 .247 110 10.2 3.7 0.4 7.7 51% .346 .261 1.54 3.19 3.10 0 0.00 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 8 5 29.7 1 3 0 34 14 17 5 .260 93 10.3 4.2 1.5 5.2 44% .296 .312 1.62 5.66 4.25 115 5.88 132.8
2010 POT A+ 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 6 1 6 1 .259 106 9.0 1.5 1.5 9.0 67% .294 .252 1.17 4.06 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 HAR AA 7 7 32.7 2 2 0 38 7 31 1 .251 103 10.5 1.9 0.3 8.5 46% .374 .253 1.38 2.68 2.48 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SYR AAA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 1 2 0 .239 106 9.0 1.8 0.0 3.6 80% .333 .199 1.20 3.09 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2011 WAS MLB 15 10 66.0 4 5 0 63 20 41 7 .261 99 8.6 2.7 1.0 5.6 46% .272 .259 1.26 4.17 3.00 112 4.81 111.8
2011 SYR AAA 16 16 87.3 6 6 0 98 32 63 4 .254 95 10.1 3.3 0.4 6.5 54% .336 .254 1.49 3.52 4.53 0 0.00 0.0
2012 WAS MLB 33 27 164.3 10 8 0 149 52 105 15 .256 100 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.8 52% .263 .247 1.22 4.08 3.40 107 4.88 111.8
2013 WAS MLB 13 13 71.3 2 7 0 92 14 39 5 .252 104 11.6 1.8 0.6 4.9 48% .344 .284 1.49 3.63 4.04 107 5.25 125.7
2013 POT A+ 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 .252 112 17.2 0.0 0.0 9.8 71% .500 .265 1.91 1.16 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2013 USA int 1 0 4.0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 .000 2.2 2.2 0.0 6.8 0% .100 .000 0.50 2.88 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 WAS MLB 47 0 63.0 2 3 1 68 21 39 5 .259 99 9.7 3.0 0.7 5.6 47% .309 .277 1.41 4.13 4.00 115 5.37 131.7
2015 ATL MLB 24 0 15.3 1 0 0 20 16 13 1 .266 96 11.7 9.4 0.6 7.6 71% .404 .358 2.35 6.03 7.63 138 8.43 197.0
2015 TEX MLB 17 7 43.0 0 5 0 62 20 28 9 .257 103 13.0 4.2 1.9 5.9 38% .358 .349 1.91 6.12 7.12 136 7.96 185.9
2015 FRI AA 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 7 2 4 0 .265 113 17.2 4.9 0.0 9.8 50% .500 .330 2.45 2.75 7.36 81 2.51 54.1
2016 CLE MLB 7 0 4.7 0 0 0 3 4 3 1 .269 120 5.8 7.7 1.9 5.8 57% .154 .281 1.50 7.17 5.79 149 9.43 208.7
2016 OAK MLB 9 7 44.0 2 4 0 56 15 23 4 .259 99 11.5 3.1 0.8 4.7 42% .333 .280 1.61 4.33 6.14 124 7.11 157.4
2016 COH AAA 12 12 62.7 2 4 0 64 21 41 6 .257 103 9.2 3.0 0.9 5.9 46% .297 .251 1.36 4.25 4.60 0 0.00 0.0
2016 NAS AAA 4 3 23.3 4 0 0 20 4 24 4 .264 97 7.7 1.5 1.5 9.3 41% .258 .242 1.03 4.53 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2017 IOW AAA 5 0 9.0 0 1 0 14 7 10 3 .266 14.0 7.0 3.0 10.0 42% .393 .380 2.33 8.49 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2017 NAS AAA 14 0 14.0 0 1 1 15 8 12 1 .268 9.6 5.1 0.6 7.7 57% .341 .283 1.64 4.64 6.43 0 0.00 0.0
2018 SEA MLB 1 0 6.0 0 1 0 8 2 2 1 .285 91 12.0 3.0 1.5 3.0 53% .389 .309 1.67 5.69 4.50 120 6.48 144.8
2018 TAC AAA 16 13 84.7 2 5 0 94 25 52 10 .273 104 10.0 2.7 1.1 5.5 43% .316 .275 1.41 4.93 4.89 114 4.48 96.2

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 1204 0.5091 0.4344 0.8394 0.5726 0.2910 0.8860 0.7442 0.1606
2010 493 0.4929 0.4057 0.8450 0.5597 0.2560 0.8971 0.7344 0.1550
2011 974 0.5113 0.4507 0.8451 0.6205 0.2731 0.9288 0.6462 0.1549
2012 2541 0.4967 0.4632 0.8301 0.6315 0.2971 0.8833 0.7184 0.1699
2013 1108 0.5199 0.4892 0.8339 0.6493 0.3158 0.8824 0.7262 0.1661
2014 1009 0.4916 0.4916 0.8468 0.6915 0.2982 0.9009 0.7255 0.1532
2015 1160 0.4362 0.4379 0.8169 0.6601 0.2661 0.8563 0.7414 0.1831
2016 832 0.4724 0.4700 0.8517 0.6667 0.2938 0.9237 0.7054 0.1483
2018 76 0.5526 0.5263 0.8500 0.7143 0.2941 0.8667 0.8000 0.1500
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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
2013-07-04 2013-09-30 60-DL 88 78 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disk - -
2013-06-29 2013-07-03 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-05-16 2013-06-13 15-DL 28 24 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-08-06 2010-09-07 15-DL 32 29 Right Hip Strain -
2010-03-26 2010-06-21 60-DL 87 70 Right Hip Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2010-02-15
2010-02-15 2010-03-26 Camp 39 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2010-02-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SEA $
2017 OAK $
2016 CLE $1,000,000
2015 TEX $3,450,000
2014 WAS $3,000,000
2013 WAS $2,337,500
2012 WAS $485,000
2010 WAS $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$10,672,500
7 yrTotal$10,672,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 85 dCAA Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by York of independent Atlantic League. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 6/2/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 8/21/18. DFA by Seattle 8/22/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/24/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/18/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Performance bonuses. Released by Oakland 3/26/17 (exercised right to opt out). Re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 4/1/17 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract, elected free agency 5/14/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/22/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Contract selected by Cleveland 4/3/16. DFA by Cleveland 4/29/16. Contract selected by Cleveland 5/1/16. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Cleveland 7/17/16. Contract selected by Oakland 8/10/16.
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2015). Signed by Texas 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Texas 7/11/15. Released by Texas 7/15/15. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/17/15 (Braves to pay pro-rated minimum, with Rangers responsible for balance of 2015 salary).
  • 1 year/$3M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 180 innings pitched. Acquired by Texas in trade from Washington 12/11/14.
  • 1 year/$2.3375M (2013). Re-signed by Washington 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Washington 9/4/07. Signed by Washington 1/11/08.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (1-6) (Missouri State). Signed 7/6/07, $2.15M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .314 .309 .238
11 vs R (Multi) .325 .392 .512 .317
18 Split (Multi) -.091 -.079 -.203 -.080
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .237 .302 .342 .236
31 vs R (2016) .311 .373 .472 .291
38 Split (2016) -.074 -.071 -.130 -.055
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)#Diesel Thanks for having this chat and terrific work on the Top Prospect lists. What are your thoughts on Chris Bostick and Abel De Los Santos, the 2 prospects involved in the Ross Detwiler deal? Also, why did BP favor Henry Owens over the biggest sleeper prospect in the minors, Manuel Margot?
(NatsGM from Maryland)
Thank you sir!

As for your first question, the esteemed Tucker Blair summed up the two prospects nicely in this Transaction Analysis: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=25201

As for your second question, there was some thought given to placing Margot ahead of Owens in Boston's top 10. There was some support for it within the team and I toyed with it. However, there's still enough of a gap with the bat despite what he showed in the first tour in the Carolina League and Owens can end up a solid mid-rotational starter in this view. Based on the snap shot in time, Owens was ahead by a little bit of margin. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Who is winning the Nats 5th starter job? I already have Roark on my team, not sure if I should get Jordan.
(dshemie8 from Montreal)
Ross Detwiler has looked good in camp and is out of options so it's probably going to be him to start the year. If you can stash Roark and Jordan in deep enough leagues, do so (I think Detwiler's ceiling is limited) but if you're looking for help now, look elsewhere. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Ross Detwiler? I keep seeing he throws one of the hardest fastballs in MLB for a lefty, yet he doesn't rack up many K's? What is holding him back from jumping to the next level, or his is secondary stuff simply not that good?
(Shawn from CT)
Detwiler does throw hard for a lefty (91-95 mph), but the Nats palce an emphasis on efficient at bats and generating weak contact. Detwiler might be able to up the K rate if that was his singular goal, although his slow curve does not have the bite that one would like from a wipeout pitch, and he is probably best served by going with his current approach. The same is true of Jordan Zimmermann, who could almost certainly up the K rate with a change of approach, but his other ratios could very well suffer.

On the jukebox: Cream, "White Room" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Ross Detwiler improving on last year's minor breakout? As #5 guy in a strong rotation, do you think he could perform up to the level of a true #3 or even a #2?
(CharlieHodge from MetsNation)
Not really - I think last year was pretty good representation of what he could be. There's nothing wrong with solid ratios and a strikeout rate which could touch 16%. (Bret Sayre)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)I doubt that having added Harent that the Nats would be interested in trading for Shields or Hellickson. Just my 2.
(comish4lif from A Secure DoD Facility)
That's a good point, comish4lif, and it may throw a wrench into talks with the Rays. That said, Ross Detwiler was essentially a replacement-level pitcher last year, according to our metrics (0.1 WARP), and if the Nats can upgrade that spot in the rotation without losing a key piece of their 2013 puzzle, I think they would consider it. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)You a Ross Detwiler believer?
(Hogie from DC)
Within reason, sure. He's cut the home runs and improved the strikeout rate considerably over the past two years, and while some of his success has to do with low BABIPs (.269 this year), he's improved his groundball rate above 50 percent and should be able to survive some regression in terms of defensive support. He has handled being moved back and forth between rotation and bullpen pretty well, something that could come in handy if the Nats deal for a starter sooner rather than later to help withstand Strasburg's innings limit. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Nationals find themselves in a position that would be a little uncomfortable if it didn't contrast so favorably with any decision they have had the past 7 years. Chien-Ming Wang is going to come back from the DL, and find Ross Detwiler in his spot with a 3-1 record and 1.59 ERA. Strasburg, Gonzalez and Zimmermann aren't going anywhere, and Edwin Jackson is only having a lesser year by comparison. We are told Wang can't pitch out of the bullpen. What can Mike Rizzo do?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Not pitch Chien-Ming Wang? I'm not sure Chien-Ming Wang's health is any more relevant to the Nationals right now than, like, Dick Cheney's health. (Sam Miller)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina: The Baltimore Sun reports the O's have signed Matusz. Probably inevitable, but good news. what do you see in his future, and how long before he's pitching in Camden yards?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Hi Tom, that would be good news for the Orioles, obviously; I expect he'll move up fast, since I think he's generally as having more upside than, say, Ross Detwiler did last year. But as Detwiler or Ricky Romero reflect, as much as these things make sense on draft day, reality has a way of being rude to some. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Kevin... what's going on with Ross Detwiler?
(lpiklor from Chicago)
Nothing good. Scouts say he's pretty much nothing like the pitcher he was at college. It's a bit of a mystery but he's been awful. Speaking of awful 2007 first-round pitchers -- reviews of Pittsburgh's Daniel Moskos have been downright embarassing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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