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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
3.7 2.76 1.14 5 0 0 1 0.1
Birth Date3-20-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight228 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.12014
-0.02015
1.82016
2.12017
1.62018
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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
2011 FLO MLB 12 12 60.0 1 8 0 53 35 38 10 .259 95 8.0 5.2 1.5 5.7 30% .240 .294 1.47 5.69 4.20 133 6.08 141.2 -0.7
2012 MIA MLB 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 6 6 3 1 .253 102 14.7 14.7 2.5 7.4 50% .385 .388 3.27 9.95 17.18 136 7.92 181.4 -0.1
2013 MIA MLB 7 2 20.7 1 1 0 13 8 15 2 .254 93 5.7 3.5 0.9 6.5 42% .193 .212 1.02 3.98 3.05 97 3.13 75.0 0.4
2014 MIA MLB 32 16 111.0 3 8 1 112 39 67 10 .250 99 9.1 3.2 0.8 5.4 53% .287 .267 1.36 4.17 4.38 104 4.68 114.9 0.1
2015 MIA MLB 38 12 93.3 4 7 0 107 32 67 9 .258 90 10.3 3.1 0.9 6.5 48% .330 .289 1.49 4.10 5.30 109 4.98 116.3 -0.0
2016 SDN MLB 82 0 89.3 4 4 1 63 36 111 8 .271 93 6.3 3.6 0.8 11.2 47% .264 .226 1.11 3.10 2.92 90 3.22 71.3 1.8
2017 SDN MLB 72 0 79.3 3 4 21 54 20 104 9 .267 89 6.1 2.3 1.0 11.8 46% .263 .213 0.93 3.04 2.16 73 2.74 58.4 2.1
2018 CLE 0 24 0 24.3 0 1 8 16 9 38 3 .268 106 5.9 3.3 1.1 14.1 44% .277 .222 1.03 3.01 2.22 75 2.86 64.0 0.6
2018 SDN 0 41 0 44.3 2 4 24 33 15 65 5 .272 101 6.7 3.0 1.0 13.2 47% .298 .240 1.08 3.14 3.05 79 3.12 69.9 0.9
2018 TOT MLB 65 0 68.7 2 5 32 49 24 103 8 .271 103 6.4 3.1 1.0 13.5 46% .291 .234 1.06 3.09 2.75 78 3.03 67.8 1.5
CareerMLB30943526.018385545720050857.261957.83.41.08.746%.281.2551.253.873.76984.1997.14.5

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-
2008 JAM A- 3 3 15.0 1 2 0 11 10 12 0 .260 111 6.6 6.0 0.0 7.2 61% .268 .212 1.40 4.21 3.00 110 4.63 101.5
2008 MRL Rk 9 7 32.7 2 0 0 25 11 34 0 .255 76 6.9 3.0 0.0 9.4 71% .294 .205 1.10 2.65 2.48 0 0.00 0.0
2009 GRB A 26 26 127.7 7 13 0 130 66 122 12 .267 108 9.2 4.7 0.8 8.6 52% .324 .273 1.53 4.47 4.86 109 5.83 129.4
2010 JUP A+ 26 26 140.7 8 8 0 153 49 134 10 .262 83 9.8 3.1 0.6 8.6 48% .345 .286 1.44 3.60 3.33 100 5.94 137.5
2010 JAX AA 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 .276 89 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.0 47% .196 .171 1.00 3.54 3.00 98 1.45 31.1
2011 FLO MLB 12 12 60.0 1 8 0 53 35 38 10 .259 95 8.0 5.2 1.5 5.7 30% .240 .294 1.47 5.69 4.20 133 6.08 141.2
2011 JUP A+ 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 5 5 4 1 .270 113 9.0 9.0 1.8 7.2 27% .286 .333 2.00 7.37 7.20 120 9.38 205.4
2011 JAX AA 19 18 108.7 11 4 0 90 50 71 11 .250 107 7.5 4.1 0.9 5.9 40% .252 .244 1.29 4.71 3.40 117 8.06 168.2
2012 MIA MLB 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 6 6 3 1 .253 102 14.7 14.7 2.5 7.4 50% .385 .388 3.27 9.95 17.18 136 7.92 181.4
2012 NWO AAA 27 27 148.3 11 7 0 129 75 141 15 .263 92 7.8 4.6 0.9 8.6 43% .289 .249 1.38 4.59 4.00 98 4.90 93.8
2013 MIA MLB 7 2 20.7 1 1 0 13 8 15 2 .254 93 5.7 3.5 0.9 6.5 42% .193 .212 1.02 3.98 3.05 97 3.13 75.0
2013 NWO AAA 15 15 81.7 3 5 0 69 45 81 7 .257 92 7.6 5.0 0.8 8.9 50% .287 .249 1.40 4.42 3.42 95 4.80 96.9
2013 MRL Rk 2 2 8.0 0 1 0 5 2 11 0 .235 94 5.6 2.2 0.0 12.4 47% .294 .158 0.88 1.45 1.12 83 1.97 44.4
2014 MIA MLB 32 16 111.0 3 8 1 112 39 67 10 .250 99 9.1 3.2 0.8 5.4 53% .287 .267 1.36 4.17 4.38 104 4.68 114.9
2014 JUP A+ 2 2 12.0 0 0 0 4 2 14 0 .260 101 3.0 1.5 0.0 10.5 84% .160 .094 0.50 1.55 0.75 70 1.53 34.9
2014 NWO AAA 4 4 22.0 2 0 0 18 9 22 3 .267 89 7.4 3.7 1.2 9.0 54% .268 .263 1.23 4.69 3.27 88 3.82 74.1
2015 MIA MLB 38 12 93.3 4 7 0 107 32 67 9 .258 90 10.3 3.1 0.9 6.5 48% .330 .289 1.49 4.10 5.30 109 4.98 116.3
2016 SDN MLB 82 0 89.3 4 4 1 63 36 111 8 .271 93 6.3 3.6 0.8 11.2 47% .264 .226 1.11 3.10 2.92 90 3.22 71.3
2017 SDN MLB 72 0 79.3 3 4 21 54 20 104 9 .267 89 6.1 2.3 1.0 11.8 46% .263 .213 0.93 3.04 2.16 73 2.74 58.4
2018 CLE MLB 24 0 24.3 0 1 8 16 9 38 3 .268 106 5.9 3.3 1.1 14.1 44% .277 .222 1.03 3.01 2.22 75 2.86 64.0
2018 SDN MLB 41 0 44.3 2 4 24 33 15 65 5 .272 101 6.7 3.0 1.0 13.2 47% .298 .240 1.08 3.14 3.05 79 3.12 69.9

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
2011 1081 0.4505 0.4052 0.8151 0.6140 0.2340 0.8863 0.6619 0.1849
2012 91 0.4396 0.3516 0.9063 0.5500 0.1961 0.9091 0.9000 0.0938
2013 300 0.5000 0.4300 0.7907 0.6067 0.2533 0.8681 0.6053 0.2093
2014 1775 0.4890 0.4338 0.8260 0.5749 0.2988 0.8938 0.7011 0.1740
2015 1545 0.4531 0.4505 0.8003 0.6700 0.2686 0.8657 0.6652 0.1997
2016 1431 0.4598 0.4465 0.7121 0.6003 0.3157 0.8304 0.5205 0.2879
2017 1198 0.4683 0.4491 0.6877 0.6114 0.3061 0.8251 0.4462 0.3123
2018 1099 0.5077 0.4186 0.6674 0.5573 0.2754 0.7749 0.4430 0.3326
Career85200.47210.43450.76050.60510.28320.85140.58890.2395

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
2014-07-14 2014-07-20 DTD 6 2 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2014-05-24 2014-07-03 15-DL 40 35 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 CLE $1,000,000
2020 CLE $7,583,334
2019 CLE $7,083,333
2018 SDN $4,083,333
2017 SDN $1,375,000
2016 SDN $
2015 MIA $520,000
2014 MIA $500,000
2013 MIA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,395,000
2018Current$4,083,333
4 yrPvs + Cur$6,478,333
3 yrFuture$15,666,667
7 yrTotal$22,145,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 92 dMatt Colleran3 years/$19.75M (2018-20), 2021 option

Details
  • 3 years/$19.75M (2018-20), plus 2021 club option. $1.75M signing bonus (paid in two installments in 2018 and 2019). 18:$3.5M, 19:$6.5M, 20:$7M, 21:$10M club option ($1M buyout) Signed extension with San Diego 1/18, replacing 1 year, $3.6M deal signed 1/12/18. 21:$10M club option ($1M buyout). Acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/19/18 with $1,373,655 remaining on 2018 salary.
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2016). Re-signed by Miami 3/16. Claimed by San Diego off waivers 4/8/16 after being DFA by Miami 4/3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015). Re-signed by Miami 3/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Miami 2/20/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Florida 6/6/11.
  • Drafted 2008 (2-52) (Chaska HS, Minn.). Signed 6/08, $0.76M 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 3.8 2.6 20 64 0 85.4 51 25 104 6 .237 0.89 1.77 2.24 19.0 2.1
80o 3.7 2.7 20 64 0 79.3 51 25 96 6 .251 0.96 2.07 2.6 16.5 1.8
70o 3.7 2.7 20 64 0 75.0 50 25 91 6 .261 1.01 2.29 2.86 14.7 1.6
60o 3.7 2.8 20 64 0 71.4 50 25 87 6 .270 1.05 2.48 3.09 13.1 1.4
50o 3.6 2.8 20 64 0 68.1 50 25 83 6 .277 1.10 2.65 3.31 11.5 1.3
40o 3.6 2.9 20 64 0 64.8 49 25 79 5 .285 1.14 2.83 3.53 10.0 1.1
30o 3.5 2.9 20 64 0 61.4 49 24 75 5 .294 1.19 3.02 3.76 8.4 0.9
20o 3.5 3 20 64 0 57.5 48 24 70 5 .304 1.25 3.26 4.04 6.4 0.7
10o 3.4 3.1 20 64 0 52.2 46 23 64 5 .318 1.33 3.58 4.44 3.6 0.4
Weighted Mean3.62.82064067.64924825.2751.092.633.2811.71.3

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
201929421471076542690746.2891.062.973.486.43.110.70.81.4
202030421472076532792646.2871.052.893.396.23.210.80.71.5
202131311264067462383646.2861.022.913.416.13.111.10.81.3
202232311262066452380546.2881.042.893.386.23.211.00.71.3
202333311052056392066546.2861.063.003.516.33.210.70.81.0
202434311155058402069546.2851.032.973.486.23.110.70.81.1
20253521946049341758446.2891.052.973.486.33.110.70.70.9
20263621738040281447446.2871.052.993.506.33.210.60.90.7
20273721633035251242346.2881.062.973.486.43.110.80.80.7

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Dustin McGowan 2010 0.00 DNP
2 87 Justin Grimm 2017 5.53
3 86 Andrew Cashner 2015 5.41
4 86 Chris Archer 2017 4.52
5 84 Neftali Feliz 2016 3.69
6 84 Alex Cobb 2016 9.00
7 84 Adam Wainwright 2010 2.66
8 83 Alexi Ogando 2012 3.68
9 83 Juan Rincon 2007 5.58
10 83 Ramon Ramirez 2010 3.12
11 83 Erik Bedard 2007 3.26
12 82 Josh Johnson 2012 3.95
13 82 Ubaldo Jimenez 2012 5.91
14 82 Danny Duffy 2017 4.06
15 82 Kris Medlen 2014 0.00 DNP
16 82 Robinson Tejeda 2010 4.13
17 82 Matt Harvey 2017 6.80
18 82 Brandon McCarthy 2012 3.57
19 81 Tyson Ross 2015 3.58
20 81 Jon Lester 2012 5.08
21 81 Jose Rijo 1993 2.66
22 81 Gio Gonzalez 2014 3.74
23 80 David Price 2014 3.59
24 80 Dean Chance 1969 3.97
25 80 Clay Buchholz 2013 1.91
26 80 Roy Oswalt 2006 3.10
27 79 Dave Righetti 1987 4.36
28 79 Manny Delcarmen 2010 5.16
29 79 Carlos Carrasco 2015 3.68
30 79 Homer Bailey 2014 3.71
31 79 Jared Burton 2009 4.55
32 79 Robbie Ross 2017 7.00
33 79 Kyle Gibson 2016 5.44
34 79 Jake McGee 2015 2.65
35 79 Brandon Morrow 2013 6.46
36 79 Mat Latos 2016 5.14
37 78 Ryan Pressly 2017 4.99
38 78 Jose Quintana 2017 4.39
39 78 Justin Wilson 2016 4.45
40 78 Jacob deGrom 2016 3.22
41 78 Luke Gregerson 2012 2.39
42 78 Hong-Chih Kuo 2010 1.20
43 78 Blaine Boyer 2010 5.05
44 78 Drew Pomeranz 2017 3.58
45 78 Greg Harris 1992 4.73
46 78 Daisuke Matsuzaka 2009 5.76
47 78 Rafael Soriano 2008 3.21
48 78 Alex Colome 2017 3.65
49 77 Zach McAllister 2016 3.61
50 77 Chad Bettis 2017 5.24
51 77 Rich Gossage 1980 2.64
52 77 Drew Storen 2016 5.23
53 77 Zach Miner 2010 0.00 DNP
54 77 Brett Cecil 2015 2.82
55 77 John Lackey 2007 3.50
56 77 Steve Rogers 1978 2.63
57 77 Antonio Bastardo 2014 4.36
58 77 David Aardsma 2010 3.44
59 77 Tyler Clippard 2013 2.41
60 77 Matt Cain 2013 4.15
61 77 Frank Sullivan 1958 4.06
62 77 Tim Lincecum 2012 5.37
63 77 Andrew Bailey 2012 7.04
64 77 Joe Blanton 2009 4.10
65 77 Josh Collmenter 2014 3.76
66 77 Bobby Jenks 2009 4.05
67 77 J.J. Hoover 2016 13.98
68 77 Mark Gubicza 1991 6.09
69 76 Hunter Strickland 2017 2.93
70 76 Chris Tillman 2016 3.82
71 76 Hyun-jin Ryu 2015 0.00 DNP
72 76 Ricky Romero 2013 11.05
73 76 Scott Baker 2010 4.60
74 76 Joe Smith 2012 3.63
75 76 Kyle McClellan 2012 5.30
76 76 Adam Warren 2016 5.23
77 76 Jeanmar Gomez 2016 4.98
78 76 Kevin Appier 1996 3.71
79 76 Addison Reed 2017 2.84
80 76 Tug McGraw 1973 4.17
81 75 Tony Pena 2010 5.54
82 75 Scott Garrelts 1990 4.50
83 75 Barry Zito 2006 4.03
84 75 Jordan Zimmermann 2014 3.02
85 75 Jeremy Accardo 2010 8.10
86 75 Rich Harden 2010 5.97
87 75 Brian Wilson 2010 1.93
88 75 Bert Blyleven 1979 3.87
89 75 Juan Cruz 2007 4.13
90 75 Greg Maddux 1994 1.96
91 75 Jordan Walden 2016 0.00 DNP
92 75 CC Sabathia 2009 3.76
93 75 Chris Sale 2017 3.07
94 75 Angel Guzman 2010 0.00 DNP
95 75 Aaron Loup 2016 5.02
96 75 Jhoulys Chacin 2016 4.94
97 75 Jonathan Papelbon 2009 1.99
98 75 Danys Baez 2006 5.28
99 75 Masahiro Tanaka 2017 5.00
100 75 Garrett Richards 2016 4.15

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .163 .239 .237 .186
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .341 .428 .285
18 Split (Multi) -.108 -.102 -.191 -.098
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .125 .221 .200 .172
31 vs R (2016) .236 .310 .379 .259
38 Split (2016) -.111 -.089 -.179 -.086
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 Every year, starting pitchers convert to the bullpen with the hopes of revitalizing careers. After seeing guys like Andrew Miller and Zach Britton take the leap, the dream remains alive for fringe starters everywhere. Hand looks like he could be the next name on that list, as he excelled in his first full season as a reliever. The short outings helped mask his command issues and helped his stuff play up enough to double his previous career-high in K/9. Meanwhile, some of the stamina that comes with preparing to start all season stayed with Hand, as he led baseball in appearances and all relievers in innings. The southpaw dominated lefties and performed well enough against righties to avoid being limited to a situational role.
2016 A sturdy southpaw from Minnesota, Hand settled in as a not-good swingman for Miami. He tamed some of the the control demons that had tormented his younger days, but he also posted one of the worst DRA figures in baseball and essentially turned every right-handed hitter he faced—and swingmen face a lot of them—into Andrew McCutchen. A more specialized role might be just the cure for what's ailed him, though Miami has shown little past inclination to explore that path and his lack of minor-league options places him at something of a crossroads with the team that drafted him.
2015 Over the past two seasons, Brad Hand has added velocity, added to his career innings count, and remained a below-replacement pitcher.
2014 Maybe it only seems like the Marlins have more swingmen than the entire NBA. One of the many, Hand is a former second-round draft pick from 2008 who doesn't have the control to profile as a long-term starting pitcher. Even as he posted a walk rate below 10 percent in 2013 (an above-average showing based on his minor-league track record), he still got into the hole often, throwing first-pitch strikes only 52 percent of the time (nearly eight percentage points below league average). Meanwhile, his velocity saw a tick upward, as he averaged 94 mph on his fastball in his two September starts with Miami. He had never averaged even 92 in any of 13 starts with the Marlins prior to 2013.
2013 Jerry Seinfeld would have you believe that Hand is tough to get, but major-league hitters havent gotten the memo. Hand has a good curveball, but his erratic fastball command results in an abundance of hitters' counts, and that prevents him from utilizing the deuce. Miamis newly acquired arms pushed Hand further down an already crowded depth chart, and hes likely to return to New Orleans for more seasoning. Theres fourth-starter upside here, with better control and a more polished changeup, but Brad is gonna need more hand to convince the Marlins to give him another shot.
2012 In his third full season since being drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft out of a Minnesota high school, Hand made 12 starts across four separate call-ups to the big leagues, pitching better than his 1-8 record indicates but not as well as the 4.20 ERA he posted. Hand averaged an even five innings per start, but struggled to keep the ball out of the air, posting an obscene 0.42 ground out-to-air out ratio that easily would have led the league had he thrown enough innings to qualify. He'll turn 22 in spring training and could use more seasoning, but the Marlins Triple-A affiliate is in the Pacific Coast League, not known for its kindness to fly ball pitchers.
2011 Survival and stuff are usually the two elements that define whether a pitching prospect can live up to the label, and Hand has both going for him so far. The '08 second-rounder sometimes gets a tick or two beyond average lefty velocity to set up a lovely curve, and managed to show improved control while taking on an expanded workload, even chipping in a pair of complete-game shutouts in June, as well as a pair of playoff wins for the Suns to cap his late-season promotion to Double-A. Considering that he was fairly hittable while essentially giving up a run every other frame in the Florida State League, we'll see how much he profits from better infielders at higher levels. But so far, so good.
2010 Still very young, Minnesotan Hand was selected by the Marlins in the second round of the 2008 draft. The lefty has typical lefty velocity, which is to say that he sits around 89-90, and his calling card is a curve. He's still trying to get a (pardon the pun) Hand-le on his command, control, and mechanics, but then he was only in his first full season. If the Marlins can curtail their propensity for jumping pitchers from the playpen to the big leagues and give Hand time to develop, they might get a usable back-end starter.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Yangervis Solarte a good fit with the Red Sox?
(Trixie from San Diego)
I feel like I have to preface every 3B target question with the statement "Well, he'd be better than what they have", because literally anything would be better. A mannequin with a bat duct taped to one of the hands would be better.

Solarte would be a decent option and his contract is very affordable, but the length of that contract can get in the way of their roster building for next year, since Devers is expected to take over sometime next year. Solarte seems like a guy who would be put in a deal with Brad Hand, and the Red Sox aren't going to fork over any big time prospects for those two. Probably. (Brett Cowett)
2016-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)We've been (mildly) surprised by some Saves leaders in the first third of the season - Jeanmar Gomez, David Robertson among them. Who are your picks for surprising save contributions for the next few months?
(Yes Cheese from Cheese Nation)
Brad Hand if/when Fernando Rodney implodes and Jumbo Diaz, just because that's a fun name to write. (Mike Gianella)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben What do you think will happen to Jordan Schafer once Nate McLouth returns from the DL? Also, what do you think of Brad Hand going forward? Thanks.
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Once McLouth returns, Schafer will either be cast into the fires of Mount Doom or relegated to glorified fourth-outfielder status. The latter is more likely.

I'm not particularly excited about Hand this season (he may have been promoted prematurely) but at least now that he's arrived, Marlins fans can stop complaining about having no hand--no hand at all!

Yes, I answered this question so I could link to a Seinfeld clip. (Ben Lindbergh)


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