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Scott Diamond PBlue Jays

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-30-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 3 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
-0.02016
2017
2018
0.12019
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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
2011 MIN MLB 7 7 39.0 1 5 0 51 17 19 3 105 11.8 3.9 0.7 4.4 0% .338 1.74 4.39 5.08 113 5.85 136.0 -0.4
2012 MIN MLB 27 27 173.0 12 9 0 184 31 90 17 104 9.6 1.6 0.9 4.7 0% .292 1.24 3.88 3.54 102 4.05 92.8 2.3
2013 MIN MLB 24 24 131.0 6 13 0 163 36 52 21 100 11.2 2.5 1.4 3.6 0% .305 1.52 5.21 5.43 120 6.40 153.2 -2.3
2016 TOR MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 108 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 40% .400 4.00 9.10 27.00 112 7.68 170.0 0.0
CareerMLB5958344.019270400861614110310.52.31.14.251%.3031.414.464.501105.16120.9-0.4

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-
2008 ROM A SAL 9 9 52.7 3 1 0 47 11 38 2 99 8.0 1.9 0.3 6.5 0% .285 1.10 3.29 3.07 95 3.73 76.3
2008 MYR A+ CRL 17 15 100.0 12 2 0 95 28 85 6 102 8.6 2.5 0.5 7.7 0% .295 1.23 3.49 2.79 93 4.38 89.6
2009 MIS AA SOU 23 23 131.0 5 10 0 152 53 111 5 89 10.4 3.6 0.3 7.6 0% .357 1.56 3.15 3.50 88 6.01 126.4
2010 MIS AA SOU 17 17 102.3 4 6 0 113 39 90 4 92 9.9 3.4 0.4 7.9 0% .355 1.49 3.32 3.52 0 0.00 0.0
2010 GWN AAA INT 10 10 56.3 4 1 0 53 15 33 2 102 8.5 2.4 0.3 5.3 0% .291 1.21 3.43 3.36 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIN MLB AL 7 7 39.0 1 5 0 51 17 19 3 105 11.8 3.9 0.7 4.4 0% .338 1.74 4.39 5.08 113 5.85 136.0
2011 ROC AAA INT 23 23 123.0 4 14 0 158 36 90 11 100 11.6 2.6 0.8 6.6 0% .354 1.58 3.83 5.56 97 6.51 132.9
2012 MIN MLB AL 27 27 173.0 12 9 0 184 31 90 17 104 9.6 1.6 0.9 4.7 0% .292 1.24 3.88 3.54 102 4.05 92.8
2012 ROC AAA INT 6 6 34.7 4 1 0 35 7 26 1 97 9.1 1.8 0.3 6.8 0% .321 1.21 2.72 2.60 84 4.08 85.0
2013 MIN MLB AL 24 24 131.0 6 13 0 163 36 52 21 100 11.2 2.5 1.4 3.6 0% .305 1.52 5.21 5.43 120 6.40 153.2
2013 FTM A+ FSL 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 101 10.8 0.0 1.8 5.4 0% .294 1.20 4.64 7.20 99 4.45 96.7
2013 ROC AAA INT 6 6 41.0 4 0 0 33 9 19 4 107 7.2 2.0 0.9 4.2 0% .223 1.02 4.20 2.41 110 3.17 68.8
2014 LOU AAA INT 9 7 43.3 1 5 0 65 10 19 5 107 13.5 2.1 1.0 3.9 0% .359 1.73 4.66 6.65 112 6.41 135.6
2014 ROC AAA INT 17 15 80.0 4 7 0 109 22 47 10 109 12.3 2.5 1.1 5.3 0% .350 1.64 4.66 6.53 110 6.70 141.8
2015 DUR AAA INT 28 25 150.3 11 6 0 180 26 91 13 97 10.8 1.6 0.8 5.4 0% .332 1.37 3.64 3.71 102 5.91 129.6
2015 EST Wnt DWL 3 3 8.3 0 1 0 17 0 1 1 18.4 0.0 1.1 1.1 0% .410 2.04 3.83 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2016 TOR MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 108 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 40% .400 4.00 9.10 27.00 112 7.68 170.0
2016 BUF AAA INT 28 28 166.0 9 15 0 191 32 100 11 100 10.4 1.7 0.6 5.4 50% .329 1.34 3.49 4.50 99 5.35 118.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 621 0.5072 0.4509 0.8250 0.5968 0.3007 0.8936 0.6848 0.1750
2012 2510 0.5028 0.4649 0.8423 0.6006 0.3277 0.9380 0.6650 0.1577
2013 2190 0.4836 0.4525 0.8607 0.6261 0.2900 0.9321 0.7165 0.1393
2016 26 0.5000 0.3846 0.9000 0.6154 0.1538 1.0000 0.5000 0.1000
Career53470.49540.45780.84810.61070.30830.93070.68760.1519

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
2013-03-22 2013-04-13 15-DL 22 10 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Chips 2012-12-21 -
2012-12-21 2012-12-21 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2012-12-21 -
2009-08-19 2009-09-08 Minors 20 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TOR $
2015 TBA $
2014 MIN $
2013 MIN $530,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$530,000
2 yrTotal$530,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 161 dParagon Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/25/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 6/13/16. DFA by Toronto 6/15/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/17/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/30/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5425M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/27/14. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/17/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Selected by Minnesota from Atlanta in Rule 5 draft 12/9/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/28/11 (Minnesota traded pitcher Billy Bullock to Atlanta 3/28/11 in order to retain Diamondís rights). Contract purchased by Minnesota 7/18/11.
  • Signed by Atlanta 2007 as an amateur free agent (Binghamton).

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 4.1 0 9 9 49.3 51 11 30 7 .283 1.27 3.97 4.16 -4.8 -0.5
80o 0 3.9 0 8 8 43.7 49 11 27 6 .297 1.36 4.33 4.55 -6.1 -0.7
70o 0 3.6 0 7 7 39.7 46 10 24 6 .308 1.42 4.60 4.83 -6.7 -0.7
60o 0 3.5 0 6 6 36.5 44 10 22 6 .316 1.48 4.83 5.07 -7.1 -0.8
50o 0 3.3 0 6 6 33.5 42 9 20 6 .324 1.54 5.05 5.31 -7.3 -0.8
40o 0 3.1 0 5 5 30.6 40 9 19 5 .333 1.60 5.28 5.54 -7.5 -0.8
30o 0 2.9 0 5 5 27.5 38 8 17 5 .341 1.67 5.52 5.8 -7.5 -0.8
20o 0 2.6 0 4 4 24.0 34 8 15 4 .352 1.74 5.81 6.1 -7.3 -0.8
10o 0 2.2 0 3 3 19.4 30 6 12 4 .366 1.86 6.22 6.54 -6.8 -0.7
Weighted Mean03.206632.8419205.3231.535.035.28-7.1-0.8

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi RJ, curious if there is a recent precedent for what Collin McHugh is doing, and if so, how long was Quality Start performance sustained by the precedent? Andrew Albers comes to mind, but I think they're different pitchers.
(Drifter from Long Branch)
Albers is a good call as a pop-up type. Maybe Scott Diamond as well? Back in 2012 he had a pretty good ERA for a few months there. It's funny because McHugh's comment in the annual wasn't the least bit optimistic:

After another disastrous season-this one split between the Mets and Rockies, preceding an offseason waiver claim by the Astros-it's time to ask what McHugh really offers a major-league team. The only pitches he routinely throws for strikes-his fastball and slider-were hammered for slugging percentages over .550 (as was his sinker, at .952). His only asset appears to be his changeup, a groundball machine. But nothing about that arsenal suggests McHugh would succeed out of the bullpen, either-his fastball is just too hittable, and none of his breaking pitches have shown swing-and-miss movement. On second thought, maybe it's not time to ask the question, but rather to answer it.


Obviously pitchers can change, and maybe he's found something that works for him. My guess is he'll fade and we'll look back in a year at McHugh like we're doing right now with Albers and Diamond. There is something interesting about his profile: he's become less of a groundball pitcher thus far; not just in his two big-league appearances, but also in his 14 minor-league innings, too. I guess I should make an appointment to see his next start. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)How much regression should we expect from Scott Diamond in 2013?
(Bradley Ankrom from New York)
Some, certainly. But some of it's already happening. With a decent defense behind him, I think he could put up ERAs in the very low 4s. Solid #3 or 4 pitcher on most teams, ace for the Twins. (Bill Parker)
2012-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Scott Diamond's unexpectedly good year? Can the Twins count on anything close to this year's numbers in next year's rotation?
(ErikJH from Washington DC)
Short answer is no, I don't think they can expect anything close to a repeat performance from Diamond next year. Not walking guys is great, but you have to miss some bats to have sustainable success (with very rare exceptions). (Bradley Ankrom)


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