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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-25-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight240 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22015
-0.92016
-0.92017
2018
-0.52019
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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
2010 PHI MLB 5 2 13.0 1 1 0 8 4 12 1 92 5.5 2.8 0.7 8.3 0% .206 0.92 3.17 1.38 101 4.34 97.9 0.1
2011 PHI MLB 25 21 131.7 11 3 0 116 46 119 10 91 7.9 3.1 0.7 8.1 0% .283 1.23 3.28 3.01 90 3.69 85.8 2.1
2012 PHI MLB 23 23 133.0 6 9 0 154 47 107 12 102 10.4 3.2 0.8 7.2 0% .340 1.51 3.89 4.20 100 4.59 105.3 0.9
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 48.7 1 5 0 82 15 25 9 100 15.2 2.8 1.7 4.6 0% .401 1.99 5.56 7.21 121 7.49 179.3 -1.5
2014 PIT MLB 18 17 110.7 8 4 0 112 22 79 9 101 9.1 1.8 0.7 6.4 0% .299 1.21 3.41 2.85 94 3.57 87.6 1.7
2015 PIT MLB 23 8 71.7 4 6 0 81 21 49 6 92 10.2 2.6 0.8 6.2 0% .323 1.42 3.84 4.02 102 4.65 108.6 0.2
2016 BAL MLB 35 4 86.7 2 2 1 84 35 56 11 113 8.7 3.6 1.1 5.8 49% .283 1.37 4.77 3.53 116 6.02 133.2 -0.9
2017 MIA MLB 24 12 71.7 2 6 1 99 30 50 9 93 12.4 3.8 1.1 6.3 49% .378 1.80 4.92 6.91 110 6.55 139.4 -0.9
CareerMLB16397667.03536273622049767999.93.00.96.748%.3211.434.024.091024.85111.41.8

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 LWD A SAL 11 11 61.0 3 2 0 58 7 53 4 103 8.6 1.0 0.6 7.8 0% .297 1.07 3.16 2.66 87 3.92 80.3
2008 WPT A- NYP 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 3 1 8 0 95 3.4 1.1 0.0 9.0 0% .176 0.50 1.98 1.13 74 2.16 44.2
2009 REA AA EAS 27 27 153.3 7 12 0 163 49 100 17 96 9.6 2.9 1.0 5.9 0% .299 1.38 4.32 5.34 108 4.96 104.3
2010 PHI MLB NL 5 2 13.0 1 1 0 8 4 12 1 92 5.5 2.8 0.7 8.3 0% .206 0.92 3.17 1.38 101 4.34 97.9
2010 REA AA EAS 19 19 112.7 9 4 0 114 36 83 9 105 9.1 2.9 0.7 6.6 0% .303 1.33 3.96 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2010 LEH AAA INT 8 8 45.3 1 3 0 46 10 36 3 96 9.1 2.0 0.6 7.2 0% .314 1.24 3.29 3.77 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PHI MLB NL 25 21 131.7 11 3 0 116 46 119 10 91 7.9 3.1 0.7 8.1 0% .283 1.23 3.28 3.01 90 3.69 85.8
2011 LEH AAA INT 9 9 50.7 5 2 0 41 12 50 5 90 7.3 2.1 0.9 8.9 0% .271 1.05 3.37 2.31 85 3.61 73.8
2012 PHI MLB NL 23 23 133.0 6 9 0 154 47 107 12 102 10.4 3.2 0.8 7.2 0% .340 1.51 3.89 4.20 100 4.59 105.3
2013 MIN MLB AL 10 10 48.7 1 5 0 82 15 25 9 100 15.2 2.8 1.7 4.6 0% .401 1.99 5.56 7.21 121 7.49 179.3
2013 ROC AAA INT 9 9 58.0 6 3 0 65 17 34 3 104 10.1 2.6 0.5 5.3 0% .316 1.41 3.63 3.88 104 5.05 109.7
2014 PIT MLB NL 18 17 110.7 8 4 0 112 22 79 9 101 9.1 1.8 0.7 6.4 0% .299 1.21 3.41 2.85 94 3.57 87.6
2014 IND AAA INT 7 7 46.0 3 2 0 47 4 43 3 107 9.2 0.8 0.6 8.4 0% .331 1.11 2.71 4.30 73 3.18 67.2
2015 PIT MLB NL 23 8 71.7 4 6 0 81 21 49 6 92 10.2 2.6 0.8 6.2 0% .323 1.42 3.84 4.02 102 4.65 108.6
2015 IND AAA INT 5 5 34.0 3 1 0 30 5 21 4 102 7.9 1.3 1.1 5.6 0% .255 1.03 4.06 2.38 103 3.58 78.5
2016 BAL MLB AL 35 4 86.7 2 2 1 84 35 56 11 113 8.7 3.6 1.1 5.8 49% .283 1.37 4.77 3.53 116 6.02 133.2
2016 FRD A+ CAR 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 120 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 43% .000 0.00 2.20 0.00 87 1.90 41.8
2016 BOW AA EAS 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .500 3.00 3.35 5.40 108 7.79 171.9
2017 MIA MLB NL 24 12 71.7 2 6 1 99 30 50 9 93 12.4 3.8 1.1 6.3 49% .378 1.80 4.92 6.91 110 6.55 139.4
2017 NWO AAA PCL 8 8 44.7 2 5 0 53 11 22 4 90 10.7 2.2 0.8 4.4 51% .322 1.43 4.77 4.43 102 5.03 107.1
2018 LVG AAA PCL 4 4 16.7 0 3 0 29 12 5 6 130 15.7 6.5 3.2 2.7 47% .348 2.46 9.98 13.50 150 9.46 199.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 204 0.5196 0.4069 0.7952 0.5377 0.2653 0.8421 0.6923 0.2048
2011 2059 0.5177 0.4143 0.8535 0.5553 0.2628 0.9071 0.7318 0.1465
2012 2158 0.4791 0.3971 0.8483 0.5445 0.2616 0.8774 0.7925 0.1517
2013 912 0.5197 0.4671 0.8850 0.6603 0.2580 0.9169 0.7965 0.1150
2014 1555 0.5119 0.4624 0.8637 0.6168 0.3004 0.9043 0.7763 0.1363
2015 1131 0.4589 0.4580 0.8591 0.6647 0.2827 0.9130 0.7514 0.1409
2016 1299 0.4911 0.4403 0.8724 0.6317 0.2557 0.9181 0.7633 0.1276
2017 1258 0.4944 0.4380 0.8603 0.6479 0.2327 0.9156 0.7095 0.1397
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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
2013-07-08 - Minors - - Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2012-08-29 2012-10-04 15-DL 36 33 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Bone Chips 2012-09-07
2012-08-06 2012-08-06 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-05-12 2012-06-04 15-DL 23 22 Right Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CIN $
2017 MIA $
2016 BAL $2,600,000
2015 PIT $2,450,000
2014 PIT $
2013 MIN $525,000
2012 PHI $495,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$6,070,000
4 yrTotal$6,070,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 75 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/28/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May earn additional $1.65M in performance bonuses. Released by Washington 3/29/17. Signed by Miami as a free agent 4/2/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Miami 5/20/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/7/17.
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2016). Signed by Baltimore 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2015). Won in arbitration with Pittsburgh 2/10/15 ($2.45M-$2M). DFA by Pittsburgh 7/30/15. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/15/15. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Pittsburgh 10/20/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/21/14. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade with Minnesota 3/25/14. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/15/14.
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2013). Signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Philadelphia 12/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/21/10.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (3-102) (Long Beach State). Signed 6/08, $0.355M 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 5.9 0 0.1 15 6 48.7 45 18 30 6 .260 1.31 4.29 4.83 -8.6 -0.9
80o 5 0 0.1 13 6 43.2 43 17 26 6 .273 1.40 4.67 5.25 -9.5 -1.0
70o 4.4 0 0 12 5 39.4 41 17 24 6 .282 1.46 4.95 5.56 -10.0 -1.1
60o 4 0 0 11 5 36.2 39 16 22 5 .290 1.52 5.19 5.83 -10.2 -1.1
50o 3.5 0 0 10 4 33.3 37 15 20 5 .298 1.58 5.42 6.09 -10.2 -1.1
40o 3.1 0 0 9 4 30.4 35 14 19 5 .306 1.64 5.66 6.35 -10.2 -1.1
30o 2.7 0 0 8 3 27.4 33 14 17 5 .314 1.70 5.91 6.64 -10.0 -1.1
20o 2.3 0 0 7 3 24.0 30 12 15 4 .323 1.78 6.21 6.98 -9.6 -1.0
10o 1.7 0 0 6 2 19.5 26 11 12 4 .337 1.89 6.64 7.46 -8.8 -1.0
Weighted Mean3.50010432.63615205.2961.575.406.06-9.9-1.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has possessed Vance Worley?
(Robert from Lexington)
I'm going with Ba'al, the demon lord of darkness. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Also, looking at the Pirates current rotation, how badly does Taillon getting hurt suck for them? If he was up and pitching well, the Pirates are a playoff team.
(Dave from Boston)
It's not quite that simple, but yes, it does hurt. There's no doubt that they'd rather have Taillon pitching than Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton or Vance Worley. That said, it's been their lack of offense (before Polanco arrived) and their previously sharp bullpen that have hurt them this year. You can't make definitive statements like that about a prospect and a team making the playoffs. They're just not factual. (Jeff Moore)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason. Where do you stand on the lesser Upton? BJ has been killing me in a 10-team mixed points league. Drop or stay patient?
(Bobby from KC)
I have Upton on my bench in my NFBC league until he shows life. And, no, hitting a home run off Vance Worley does not count. He looks as bad if not worse than his bad slumps with Tampa Bay. (Jason Collette)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Alex Meyer or Vance Worley and Trevor May?
(Klochner from MN)
I'd rather have Meyer than May (Jason Parks)
2012-03-14 13:30:00 (link to chat)Does Vance Worley regress, hold, or improve? How significantly in either direction?
(mgaynor from Rhode Island)
I think he's in for some regression, at least ERA-wise (except something around 4.00), but he'll continue to be one of the NL's best fourth starters. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name the top 3 free agents you feel the Phils are most interested in and the percentage chance that we will see them in red pinstripes come April?
(John Doggit from Washington D.C.)
I really, truly, do not see the Phillies making any big acquisitions. If they had the money to make a big move, they would re-sign Jayson Werth or make a push for Cliff Lee, neither of which I expect to happen. They have a lot of money committed to 16 players and need another nine to field a team. I can see them pushing hard to re-sign Jose Contreras, and given his friendship with Danys Baez and his experience this season, I can see Contreras staying put.

But they are set at every position in the starting lineup and their bench is essentially set as well. It would be interesting to go for a better starter than Kyle Kendrick to round out the rotation, like a Jake Westbrook-type, but they seem content on letting Kendrick and Vance Worley compete for that last spot.

I think this is going to be the first year in what seems like a while where the Phillies don't make any significant moves. (Eric Seidman)


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