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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
13.3 3.53 1.42 15 1 0 0 0.2
Birth Date1-13-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 4 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
0.32015
0.52016
0.52017
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
2015 BAL MLB 13 0 15.7 0 0 0 16 9 17 1 .260 106 9.2 5.2 0.6 9.8 50% .333 .267 1.60 3.48 2.87 93 3.30 77.0 0.3
2016 BAL MLB 14 0 18.0 1 0 0 11 7 21 2 .261 107 5.5 3.5 1.0 10.5 52% .205 .234 1.00 3.38 4.00 78 2.54 56.3 0.5
2017 BAL 0 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 .260 107 16.2 8.1 0.0 8.1 67% .500 .327 2.70 4.03 8.10 104 6.78 144.2 -0.1
2017 MIL 0 61 0 52.7 3 5 1 57 22 59 6 .267 96 9.7 3.8 1.0 10.1 49% .349 .273 1.50 3.66 4.44 90 4.16 88.6 0.6
2018 CLE 0 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 7 1 4 0 .246 104 14.5 2.1 0.0 8.3 31% .438 .297 1.85 2.71 12.46 95 2.24 51.1 0.1
2018 MIL 0 11 0 12.7 1 0 0 14 8 15 0 .255 95 9.9 5.7 0.0 10.7 57% .400 .290 1.74 2.56 6.39 90 2.46 56.0 0.3
2017 TOT MLB 64 0 56.0 3 5 1 63 25 62 6 .266 97 10.1 4.0 1.0 10.0 51% .361 .277 1.57 3.69 4.66 91 4.32 91.9 0.5
2018 TOT MLB 15 0 17.0 1 0 0 21 9 19 0 .253 97 11.1 4.8 0.0 10.1 49% .412 .292 1.76 2.59 7.94 91 2.40 54.7 0.5
CareerMLB1060106.7551111501199.2621009.44.20.810.050%.342.2711.513.434.81903.7080.71.6

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
2008 ABE A- 5 0 10.3 0 0 1 9 1 13 0 .248 93 7.9 0.9 0.0 11.4 45% .310 .222 0.97 1.67 0.87 87 2.69 59.0
2008 BLU Rk 7 0 11.7 1 0 0 7 2 11 1 .259 95 5.4 1.5 0.8 8.5 39% .200 .178 0.77 3.52 0.77 90 2.77 53.4
2009 DEL A 25 24 130.7 8 9 0 138 42 104 6 .267 88 9.5 2.9 0.4 7.2 51% .331 .289 1.38 3.51 4.34 98 5.06 112.3
2010 FRD A+ 24 21 128.0 6 6 0 135 37 100 19 .254 106 9.5 2.6 1.3 7.0 48% .304 .268 1.34 4.77 4.36 116 7.03 150.4
2010 SUR Wnt 6 6 19.3 1 3 0 26 8 19 3 .000 12.1 3.7 1.4 8.9 0% .397 .000 1.76 5.82 8.39 0 0.00 0.0
2011 FRD A+ 14 13 96.7 8 3 0 78 18 80 1 .251 92 7.3 1.7 0.1 7.4 60% .284 .205 0.99 2.38 2.14 76 1.54 35.3
2011 BOW AA 12 12 64.0 3 5 0 77 24 47 8 .270 83 10.8 3.4 1.1 6.6 54% .329 .315 1.58 4.87 5.20 106 5.59 120.9
2011 NOR AAA 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .252 78 4.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .200 .166 1.00 2.73 0.00 101 4.83 108.3
2012 BOW AA 3 3 18.0 1 1 0 8 4 15 1 .264 98 4.0 2.0 0.5 7.5 71% .146 .189 0.67 3.08 1.50 81 1.26 28.5
2013 BOW AA 19 0 31.0 3 0 8 19 13 38 1 .273 102 5.5 3.8 0.3 11.0 43% .247 .206 1.03 2.64 1.74 83 3.10 67.6
2014 BOW AA 50 0 52.7 2 4 31 41 17 71 2 .260 103 7.0 2.9 0.3 12.1 44% .325 .207 1.10 2.11 3.08 63 2.14 47.5
2015 BAL MLB 13 0 15.7 0 0 0 16 9 17 1 .260 106 9.2 5.2 0.6 9.8 50% .333 .267 1.60 3.48 2.87 93 3.30 77.0
2015 NOR AAA 42 0 44.0 1 2 23 23 16 66 1 .253 98 4.7 3.3 0.2 13.5 47% .256 .171 0.89 1.53 0.82 54 1.50 37.1
2016 BAL MLB 14 0 18.0 1 0 0 11 7 21 2 .261 107 5.5 3.5 1.0 10.5 52% .205 .234 1.00 3.38 4.00 78 2.54 56.3
2016 NOR AAA 47 1 56.3 1 4 10 44 25 79 5 .251 96 7.0 4.0 0.8 12.6 46% .322 .226 1.22 2.90 2.72 75 2.73 67.5
2017 BAL MLB 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 .260 107 16.2 8.1 0.0 8.1 67% .500 .327 2.70 4.03 8.10 104 6.78 144.2
2017 MIL MLB 61 0 52.7 3 5 1 57 22 59 6 .267 96 9.7 3.8 1.0 10.1 49% .349 .273 1.50 3.66 4.44 90 4.16 88.6
2018 CLE MLB 4 0 4.3 0 0 0 7 1 4 0 .246 104 14.5 2.1 0.0 8.3 31% .438 .297 1.85 2.71 12.46 95 2.24 51.1
2018 MIL MLB 11 0 12.7 1 0 0 14 8 15 0 .255 95 9.9 5.7 0.0 10.7 57% .400 .290 1.74 2.56 6.39 90 2.46 56.0

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
2015 298 0.4430 0.4732 0.6950 0.6515 0.3313 0.8256 0.4909 0.3050
2016 295 0.5119 0.4712 0.6691 0.6291 0.3056 0.7684 0.4545 0.3309
2017 1055 0.4720 0.4550 0.7208 0.6165 0.3106 0.8306 0.5260 0.2792
2018 284 0.4930 0.4542 0.6977 0.6357 0.2778 0.7753 0.5250 0.3023
Career19320.47670.46020.70550.62660.30820.81220.50950.2945

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
2012-09-29 2012-10-13 60-DL 14 5 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2010-04-14 2010-05-11 Minors 27 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIL $554,300
2017 BAL $538,000
2016 BAL $
2015 BAL $
2014 BAL $
2013 BAL $
2012 BAL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$538,000
2018Current$554,300
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,092,300
2 yrTotal$1,092,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 94 d1 year/$0.5543M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5543M (2018). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18. Acquired by Cleveland in trade 5/5/18 after being DFA by Milwaukee 5/2/18. DFA by Cleveland 5/26/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/30/17. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade 4/13/17 after being DFA by Baltimore.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/15.
  • 1 year (2014)
  • 1 year (2013)
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Baltimore 11/18/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 11/20/12.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2008 (43-1,286) (Navy).

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 0.8 0.5 0 13 0 29.5 22 11 33 2 .271 1.12 2.46 2.87 3.2 0.3
80o 0.7 0.5 0 13 0 23.8 20 9 26 2 .287 1.22 2.82 3.28 2.6 0.3
70o 0.7 0.6 0 13 0 19.8 17 8 22 2 .299 1.29 3.09 3.58 2.2 0.2
60o 0.7 0.6 0 13 0 16.5 15 7 18 2 .310 1.35 3.32 3.84 1.8 0.2
50o 0.7 0.6 0 13 0 13.5 13 6 15 1 .319 1.42 3.54 4.09 1.5 0.2
40o 0.7 0.6 0 13 0 10.6 11 5 12 1 .329 1.48 3.76 4.34 1.2 0.1
30o 0.7 0.6 0 13 0 7.6 8 4 8 1 .339 1.55 4.00 4.62 0.8 0.1
20o 0.7 0.6 0 13 0 4.1 5 2 5 0 .351 1.64 4.29 4.95 0.3 0.0
Weighted Mean0.70.6013012.7126141.3161.403.504.051.60.2

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
20193231053056472462747.3061.274.014.517.63.910.01.10.4
20203321049052452255647.3071.304.024.527.83.89.61.00.4
20213421047050432054647.3081.273.924.417.83.69.81.10.4
20223521045048422052647.3121.293.944.437.93.89.81.10.4
20233621043046401849647.3131.273.934.427.93.59.71.20.4
20243721041043381746547.3131.273.954.457.93.59.61.00.4
20253821040043381745547.3131.293.964.468.03.69.51.10.3
20263921039042371744547.3141.303.964.468.03.79.51.10.3
20274021041044391746547.3131.283.984.488.03.59.51.00.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Jason Bulger 2010 5.25
2 87 Blake Wood 2017 5.93
3 86 Jim Henderson 2014 7.94
4 84 Chris Hatcher 2016 5.75
5 83 Josh Kinney 2010 0.00 DNP
6 82 Louis Coleman 2017 0.00 DNP
7 82 Josh Fields 2017 3.00
8 82 Mike Adams 2010 1.89
9 82 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
10 81 Cory Gearrin 2017 2.12
11 80 Vinnie Pestano 2016 0.00 DNP
12 80 Brian Falkenborg 2009 0.00 DNP
13 80 Jairo Asencio 2014 0.00 DNP
14 80 Clay Rapada 2012 3.52
15 80 Mitch Stetter 2012 0.00 DNP
16 80 Kane Davis 2006 0.00 DNP
17 79 Neil Wagner 2015 0.00 DNP
18 79 Chris Schroder 2010 0.00 DNP
19 79 Greg Aquino 2009 4.50
20 78 Royce Ring 2012 0.00 DNP
21 78 Scott Patterson 2010 0.00 DNP
22 78 Jonathan Albaladejo 2014 0.00 DNP
23 78 Donnie Veal 2016 0.00 DNP
24 78 Will Harris 2016 2.39
25 78 Doug Slaten 2011 5.51
26 78 Jason Motte 2013 0.00 DNP
27 78 Scott Dohmann 2009 0.00 DNP
28 78 Aquilino Lopez 2006 0.00 DNP
29 77 Al Alburquerque 2017 2.50
30 77 Evan Scribner 2017 11.05
31 77 Joe Thatcher 2013 3.43
32 77 Jumbo Diaz 2015 4.33
33 77 Brandon Gomes 2016 0.00 DNP
34 77 Tim Hamulack 2008 0.00 DNP
35 77 Jose Veras 2012 3.90
36 77 Dane De La Rosa 2014 11.57
37 77 Steve Delabar 2015 5.83
38 76 George Sherrill 2008 4.72
39 76 John Axford 2014 4.28
40 76 Brian Sanches 2010 2.97
41 76 Sergio Santos 2015 4.96
42 76 Joe Nelson 2006 4.43
43 75 Michael Wuertz 2010 4.76
44 75 Dalier Hinojosa 2017 0.00 DNP
45 75 Mark Corey 2006 0.00 DNP
46 75 Heath Bell 2009 2.71
47 75 Wil Ledezma 2012 0.00 DNP
48 75 Fernando Rodney 2008 4.91
49 74 Will Ohman 2009 5.84
50 74 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
51 74 Junichi Tazawa 2017 5.69
52 74 David Carpenter 2017 0.00 DNP
53 74 Brad Brach 2017 3.57
54 74 Darin Downs 2016 0.00 DNP
55 74 Kiko Calero 2006 3.41
56 74 Rob Wooten 2017 0.00 DNP
57 74 Chris Resop 2014 0.00 DNP
58 74 Frank Francisco 2011 3.73
59 74 Matt Duff 2006 0.00 DNP
60 74 Mike Dunn 2016 3.40
61 73 Brian Bruney 2013 0.00 DNP
62 73 Jim Miller 2013 20.25
63 73 Charlie Manning 2010 0.00 DNP
64 73 Antonio Bastardo 2017 15.00
65 73 Matt Thornton 2008 2.67
66 73 Cedrick Bowers 2009 0.00 DNP
67 73 Paul Shuey 2002 3.84
68 73 Brian Fuentes 2007 3.82
69 73 Scott Proctor 2008 6.98
70 73 George Kontos 2016 3.21
71 73 Jesse Crain 2013 1.47
72 73 Kyle Farnsworth 2007 5.25
73 73 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
74 73 J.J. Putz 2008 3.88
75 73 Tyler Yates 2009 9.00
76 73 Jeff Nelson 1998 4.02
77 73 Grant Balfour 2009 5.21
78 73 Damaso Marte 2006 4.63
79 73 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
80 72 Marcos Mateo 2015 5.33
81 72 Mark Lowe 2014 9.00
82 72 Scott Williamson 2007 5.02
83 72 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
84 72 Joel Hanrahan 2013 9.82
85 72 Jose Valverde 2009 2.50
86 72 Juan Cruz 2010 3.38
87 72 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
88 72 Bobby Seay 2009 4.62
89 72 Warner Madrigal 2015 0.00 DNP
90 72 Junior Guerra 2016 2.96
91 72 Scott Strickland 2007 0.00 DNP
92 72 Joba Chamberlain 2017 0.00 DNP
93 72 Gabe DeHoyos 2011 0.00 DNP
94 72 David Hernandez 2016 3.84
95 71 Mike MacDougal 2008 2.12
96 71 Bruce Sutter 1984 1.98
97 71 Bret Prinz 2008 0.00 DNP
98 71 Jared Burton 2012 3.05
99 71 Todd Coffey 2012 5.12
100 71 Jeff Montgomery 1993 2.27

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .158 .286 .316 .224
11 vs R (Multi) .222 .276 .376 .261
18 Split (Multi) -.064 .010 -.060 -.037
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .154 .290 .308 .226
31 vs R (2016) .175 .214 .375 .241
38 Split (2016) -.021 .076 -.067 -.015
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 The entire baseball world's skepticism about Drake (the relief pitcher) is as inscrutable as the rest of the world's adulation for Drake (the rapper). Drake (the relief pitcher) has been outright dominant at every level since moving from the rotation to the bullpen in 2013. His fastball barely tops 90, but it plays much faster, especially up in the zone, because Drake gets great extension and even better deception from his wacky over-the-top delivery. That same delivery makes his splitter play really well off that fastball. He piles up strikeouts, gets plenty of ground balls and yet seems to have convinced no one.
2016 Oliver Drake has one of the goofier deliveries in the game. He starts bent over the front side before he strides completely open, and then veers his head hard to the glove-side until it's nearly perpendicular to the ground, with his throwing arm coming through the hitter's visual window at 12 o'clock.
2013 A shoulder injury limited Oliver Drake to three starts last season, so he'll look to get back on track in 2013.

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