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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-13-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 6 days
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0.22017
-0.02018
-0.62019
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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
2012 CIN MLB 28 0 30.7 1 0 1 17 13 31 2 100 5.0 3.8 0.6 9.1 0% .195 0.98 3.23 2.05 110 5.11 117.0 -0.1
2013 CIN MLB 69 0 66.0 5 5 3 47 26 67 6 101 6.4 3.5 0.8 9.1 0% .244 1.11 3.44 2.86 108 4.48 107.2 0.1
2014 CIN MLB 54 0 62.7 1 10 0 56 31 75 13 100 8.0 4.5 1.9 10.8 0% .277 1.39 4.93 4.88 115 5.32 130.4 -0.6
2015 CIN MLB 67 0 64.3 8 2 1 44 31 52 7 92 6.2 4.3 1.0 7.3 0% .215 1.17 4.49 2.94 111 5.03 117.4 -0.2
2016 CIN MLB 18 0 18.7 1 2 1 29 12 15 9 95 14.0 5.8 4.3 7.2 33% .333 2.20 9.93 13.50 121 6.84 151.4 -0.4
2017 ARI MLB 52 0 41.3 3 1 0 47 26 54 7 10.2 5.7 1.5 11.8 34% .367 1.77 4.72 3.92 97 4.83 102.9 0.2
2018 MIL MLB 2 0 1.3 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 88 27.0 13.5 6.8 0.0 38% .429 4.50 17.37 20.25 119 8.13 181.6 0.0
CareerMLB2900285.01921624414129445837.74.51.49.331%.2811.354.664.171105.08118.3-1.2

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 DNV Rk APL 2 0 4.7 1 0 0 4 1 6 0 86 7.7 1.9 0.0 11.5 0% .364 1.06 1.86 0.00 71 3.26 66.7
2009 ROM A SAL 25 18 134.3 7 6 1 135 25 148 9 90 9.0 1.7 0.6 9.9 0% .341 1.19 2.83 3.35 85 4.31 90.7
2009 MYR A+ CRL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 5 2 1 104 9.0 15.0 3.0 6.0 0% .222 2.67 11.35 9.00 157 7.24 152.3
2010 MYR A+ CRL 24 24 132.7 11 6 0 126 35 118 7 100 8.5 2.4 0.5 8.0 0% .299 1.21 3.22 3.26 0 0.00 0.0
2010 MIS AA SOU 4 4 20.7 3 1 0 15 15 34 1 97 6.5 6.5 0.4 14.8 0% .350 1.45 2.89 3.48 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIS AA SOU 31 12 87.0 2 5 1 65 28 86 5 103 6.7 2.9 0.5 8.9 0% .262 1.07 3.17 2.48 87 3.46 70.6
2011 GWN AAA INT 12 2 18.7 1 1 1 12 12 31 0 92 5.8 5.8 0.0 14.9 0% .308 1.29 1.84 3.38 69 2.65 54.1
2012 CIN MLB NL 28 0 30.7 1 0 1 17 13 31 2 100 5.0 3.8 0.6 9.1 0% .195 0.98 3.23 2.05 110 5.11 117.0
2012 LOU AAA INT 30 0 37.0 4 0 13 15 12 55 1 3.6 2.9 0.2 13.4 0% .203 0.73 1.59 1.22 53 1.80 37.4
2013 CIN MLB NL 69 0 66.0 5 5 3 47 26 67 6 101 6.4 3.5 0.8 9.1 0% .244 1.11 3.44 2.86 108 4.48 107.2
2014 CIN MLB NL 54 0 62.7 1 10 0 56 31 75 13 100 8.0 4.5 1.9 10.8 0% .277 1.39 4.93 4.88 115 5.32 130.4
2014 LOU AAA INT 4 0 5.0 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 5.4 3.6 0.0 12.6 0% .231 1.00 1.74 0.00 71 2.34 49.6
2015 CIN MLB NL 67 0 64.3 8 2 1 44 31 52 7 92 6.2 4.3 1.0 7.3 0% .215 1.17 4.49 2.94 111 5.03 117.4
2016 CIN MLB NL 18 0 18.7 1 2 1 29 12 15 9 95 14.0 5.8 4.3 7.2 33% .333 2.20 9.93 13.50 121 6.84 151.4
2016 LOU AAA INT 32 0 38.3 4 2 4 39 11 50 2 9.2 2.6 0.5 11.7 35% .370 1.30 2.17 3.52 72 4.13 91.1
2017 ARI MLB NL 52 0 41.3 3 1 0 47 26 54 7 10.2 5.7 1.5 11.8 34% .367 1.77 4.72 3.92 97 4.83 102.9
2017 KNC A MID 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 18.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 33% .667 2.00 -0.50 9.00 67 2.97 63.2
2017 RNO AAA PCL 9 0 10.3 0 0 0 6 7 12 1 5.2 6.1 0.9 10.5 59% .238 1.26 4.69 0.87 101 3.30 70.1
2017 DIA Rk AZL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 87 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 0.00 2.22 0.00 96 3.62 77.1
2018 MIL MLB NL 2 0 1.3 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 88 27.0 13.5 6.8 0.0 38% .429 4.50 17.37 20.25 119 8.13 181.6
2018 CSP AAA PCL 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 1.50 3.74 0.00 107 5.08 107.4
2019 FRE AAA PCL 30 16 95.7 6 6 0 127 40 89 26 103 11.9 3.8 2.4 8.4 35% .339 1.75 6.81 8.47 112 6.59 135.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 514 0.4650 0.4319 0.7252 0.6360 0.2545 0.7632 0.6429 0.2748
2013 1119 0.4835 0.4656 0.7620 0.6562 0.2872 0.8000 0.6807 0.2380
2014 1113 0.4843 0.4663 0.7476 0.6456 0.2979 0.7931 0.6550 0.2524
2015 1112 0.4730 0.4460 0.7440 0.6331 0.2782 0.7628 0.7055 0.2560
2016 408 0.4730 0.4485 0.7650 0.6788 0.2419 0.8168 0.6346 0.2350
2017 826 0.4346 0.4068 0.6726 0.5961 0.2612 0.7570 0.5246 0.3274
2018 41 0.3902 0.3415 0.8571 0.4375 0.2800 0.7143 1.0000 0.1429
Career51330.47010.44630.73790.63730.27650.78050.65050.2621

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 WAS $
2018 MIL $
2017 ARI $900,000
2016 CIN $1,400,000
2015 CIN $535,000
2014 CIN $520,000
2013 CIN $492,500
2012 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,847,500
5 yrTotal$3,847,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 141 dBallengee Group1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/1/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/10/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.1M in majors. May earn additional $1.65M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Milwaukee 4/7/18. DFA by Milwaukee 4/11/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/14/18 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/10/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. May earn additional $0.425M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Arizona 3/31/17. Non-tendered by Arizona 12/1/17.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2016). Won arbitration with Cincinnati 2/5/16 ($1.4M-$1.225M). Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 8/4/16.
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2015). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/16/11. Re-signed by Atlanta 3/12. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Atlanta 4/1/12.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2008 (10-310) (Calhoun CC, Ala.). $0.4M 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 6.3 0 1.1 48 0 48.6 43 23 40 8 .253 1.36 4.67 5.02 -10.6 -1.2
80o 5.4 0 0.9 42 0 42.8 41 22 36 8 .267 1.46 5.13 5.51 -11.6 -1.3
70o 4.8 0 0.8 38 0 38.8 39 21 32 8 .277 1.54 5.47 5.88 -12.0 -1.3
60o 4.3 0 0.7 35 0 35.4 37 20 29 7 .286 1.61 5.76 6.19 -12.1 -1.3
50o 3.9 0 0.6 32 0 32.4 35 19 27 7 .294 1.67 6.04 6.5 -12.2 -1.3
40o 3.4 0 0.5 29 0 29.4 33 18 24 7 .302 1.74 6.33 6.8 -12.0 -1.3
30o 3 0 0.5 26 0 26.3 31 17 22 6 .310 1.81 6.64 7.14 -11.7 -1.3
20o 2.5 0 0.4 23 0 22.7 28 15 19 6 .321 1.90 7.01 7.54 -11.0 -1.2
10o 1.9 0 0.3 18 0 18.0 24 13 15 5 .335 2.03 7.55 8.11 -9.8 -1.1
Weighted Mean3.800.631031.73418267.2921.666.006.45-11.7-1.3

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance michael lorenzen gets a shot at the closers job?
(Katie from Natti)
Nope. Out of 141 starters who threw 100 innings last season, Lorenz ranked dead-last in DRA (6.42). A move to the pen seems inevitable, especially given the pitching prospects the Reds added in the second half of last year. At least for the immediate future, J.J. Hoover and Jumbo Diaz will get the first shot to close. (George Bissell)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)What's going on? In a yahoo league rotisserie standard 8 team league. Standard starters with a utility player. We use 2 SP,2RP 3P in general. I really need to make a couple of adjustments. Need to add another pitcher and solid bar to this line up. This league is tough with trades! so would need to rely on the waivers Who should we ditch and is there anyone we should be tracking or picking up? Here is the squad...Here is the squad... Albert Pujols 1B Joe Mauer C,1B Jacoby Ellsbury OF Evan Longoria 3B Matt Holliday OF Shin-Soo Choo OF Jose Altuve 2B Jimmy Rollins SS Anthony Rizzo 1B Alex Gordon OF Rickie Weeks 2B Rickie Weeks 2B Cliff Lee SP Hiroki Kuroda Heath Bell Huston Street RP Addison Reed RP Jason Grilli RP Tim Lincecum SP Brett Anderson DL Dan Haren SP Kenley Jansen RP Lance Lynn FA available. Prado Matt Carpenter Daniel Nava Coco crisp Todd Frasier Norichika Aoki Michael Morse Kelly Johnson Josh Donaldson Justin Morneau John Buck Evan Gattis Adam Dunn pitching Doug Fister Derek Holland Hyun-Jin Ryu Brandon Morrow Paul Maholm Trevor Cahill Jason Hammel Wandy Rodriguez Jose Veras J.J. Hoover J.J. Putz DL
(coach53 from CT)
Hey coach.

It's always difficult to answer a full blown roster question without having access to everyone else's roster and teams. Generally speaking, your offense looks strong, although in a shallow league under performing players like Weeks should probably be shown the door. On the pitching side, I think that Lincecum is a weak play for an eight-team mixed format. None of the free agents stand out, but Aoki could arguably be added to your squad. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on J.J. Hoover?
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
I like him just a tiny bit less than I like John Axford (Sam Miller)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys worth a look in an NL only 4x4 standard league? Trevor Rosenthal, Tony Cingrani, Arodys Vizcaino, Christian Garcia, J.J. Hoover, or Sam Lecure.
(Johnny T from The Hills)
Rosenthal is definitely worth a $2-3 bid in NL-only. His stuff is legitimate and even if he's only a set-up man, his Ks mean that he could put up sneaky $10-12 value. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. Do you think the Aroldis Chapman experiment will work? He seemed to be too valuable closing out games. What are you thoughts on some sneaky good RP's like Tony Cingrani and J.J. Hoover in Cincinnati?
(Rockford from Flowmont)
A year ago I would've said no on Chapman starting because of his control woes. He seemed to improve on that aspect and if it sticks then I'd say he's got a chance. I haven't seen much of Cingrani-though he sounds like someone who could help now-but Hoover is a nice arm that got buried in Atlanta because others had higher ceilings. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ive recently acquired joey votto in a ss league and been offered jj and zimmermann. what are your thoughts for jj in the second half.
(j from some yankee town)
Depends on who J.J. is. If it's Putz, I think he'll improve a little but not enough to be interesting. If it's Hardy, he also is capable of better things. If it's Josh Johnson, same thing, but with perpetual injury risk. Who else is there? J.J. Hoover. Jon Jay. Jair Jurrjens. John Jaso. Jim Johnson. I'm not getting warm and fuzzy about any of these guys. So I guess it doesn't depend on who J.J. is. Good chance of small improvement, but nothing exciting. I wouldn't trade Votto for Zimmermann and anyone with the initials J.J. (Geoff Young)


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