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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-3-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.42014
1.22015
0.62016
0.32017
0.42018
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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 CLE MLB 8 0 7.3 1 1 0 10 0 9 1 .264 109 12.3 0.0 1.2 11.0 35% .409 .304 1.36 3.19 6.14 91 5.20 120.8 -0.0
2012 COL MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .220 115 13.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 50% .375 .256 2.00 4.63 0.00 116 3.66 83.8 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 5 0 3.3 0 0 0 9 0 4 1 .238 107 24.3 0.0 2.7 10.8 53% .571 .434 2.70 4.52 18.90 90 4.59 110.0 0.0
2014 CHA MLB 49 0 54.7 5 3 6 39 20 46 2 .268 102 6.4 3.3 0.3 7.6 55% .257 .204 1.08 3.10 1.98 90 2.42 59.3 1.4
2015 CHA MLB 49 0 48.7 3 3 0 42 24 64 7 .260 103 7.8 4.4 1.3 11.8 47% .310 .271 1.36 4.06 4.07 75 2.55 59.7 1.2
2016 CHA MLB 25 0 27.3 1 0 0 25 11 30 2 .255 102 8.2 3.6 0.7 9.9 41% .324 .235 1.32 3.06 2.30 82 2.96 65.4 0.6
2017 CHA MLB 7 0 8.7 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 .252 107 2.1 1.0 0.0 9.3 56% .111 .082 0.35 1.40 1.04 80 2.56 54.5 0.3
CareerMLB1450152.010761305716213.2601037.73.40.89.649%.300.2401.233.363.20832.7664.63.5

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 MHV A- 3 3 9.7 0 1 0 7 5 8 0 .261 99 6.5 4.6 0.0 7.4 44% .259 .263 1.24 3.50 3.71 107 5.19 107.3
2009 KIN A+ 5 5 24.0 2 0 0 22 5 23 1 .259 97 8.2 1.9 0.4 8.6 54% .313 .220 1.12 2.60 4.12 81 2.00 84.4
2009 AKR AA 33 0 56.7 4 2 2 59 18 57 2 .264 99 9.4 2.9 0.3 9.0 57% .331 .225 1.36 2.58 4.13 83 2.70 92.3
2009 PES Wnt 5 5 12.3 0 1 0 18 3 18 0 .000 13.2 2.2 0.0 13.2 0% .500 .000 1.71 2.04 8.78 0 0.00 0.0
2010 AKR AA 20 7 51.3 4 1 3 58 9 41 2 .261 102 10.2 1.6 0.4 7.2 46% .339 .261 1.31 2.79 3.86 86 3.27 94.6
2010 COH AAA 17 0 24.3 0 1 0 20 7 24 2 .264 109 7.4 2.6 0.7 8.9 46% .257 .196 1.11 3.24 3.33 87 3.88 96.0
2011 CLE MLB 8 0 7.3 1 1 0 10 0 9 1 .264 109 12.3 0.0 1.2 11.0 35% .409 .304 1.36 3.19 6.14 91 5.20 120.8
2011 COH AAA 44 0 69.0 6 3 9 61 23 68 6 .252 107 8.0 3.0 0.8 8.9 52% .284 .229 1.22 3.43 3.65 93 3.99 98.5
2012 COL MLB 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .220 115 13.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 50% .375 .256 2.00 4.63 0.00 116 3.66 83.8
2012 CSP AAA 49 0 60.7 3 4 12 73 27 49 5 .266 107 10.8 4.0 0.7 7.3 46% .351 .279 1.65 4.50 4.15 109 7.36 120.5
2013 CHN MLB 5 0 3.3 0 0 0 9 0 4 1 .238 107 24.3 0.0 2.7 10.8 53% .571 .434 2.70 4.52 18.90 90 4.59 110.0
2013 IOW AAA 17 0 19.3 1 1 4 20 6 22 0 .271 102 9.3 2.8 0.0 10.2 73% .364 .223 1.34 2.22 3.26 89 3.58 95.1
2014 CHA MLB 49 0 54.7 5 3 6 39 20 46 2 .268 102 6.4 3.3 0.3 7.6 55% .257 .204 1.08 3.10 1.98 90 2.42 59.3
2014 CHR AAA 5 0 7.0 1 0 0 4 1 12 0 .238 114 5.1 1.3 0.0 15.4 54% .308 .135 0.71 0.34 0.00 66 2.01 79.4
2015 CHA MLB 49 0 48.7 3 3 0 42 24 64 7 .260 103 7.8 4.4 1.3 11.8 47% .310 .271 1.36 4.06 4.07 75 2.55 59.7
2016 CHA MLB 25 0 27.3 1 0 0 25 11 30 2 .255 102 8.2 3.6 0.7 9.9 41% .324 .235 1.32 3.06 2.30 82 2.96 65.4
2017 CHA MLB 7 0 8.7 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 .252 107 2.1 1.0 0.0 9.3 56% .111 .082 0.35 1.40 1.04 80 2.56 54.5

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 114 0.5965 0.5000 0.7368 0.6324 0.3043 0.9070 0.2143 0.2632
2012 30 0.5333 0.5000 0.6000 0.5625 0.4286 0.6667 0.5000 0.4000
2013 70 0.4714 0.5143 0.7778 0.6364 0.4054 0.9524 0.5333 0.2222
2014 847 0.3601 0.4640 0.6768 0.6164 0.3782 0.8404 0.5268 0.3232
2015 803 0.3263 0.4770 0.6240 0.6221 0.4067 0.8344 0.4682 0.3760
2016 444 0.3514 0.4910 0.6239 0.6923 0.3819 0.7685 0.4818 0.3761
2017 103 0.4175 0.5437 0.6429 0.6744 0.4500 0.9310 0.3333 0.3571
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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
2014-07-24 2014-08-08 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2013-06-12 2013-09-30 60-DL 110 100 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2013-08-02 -
2012-03-10 2012-03-17 Camp 7 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2010-05-27 2010-06-23 Minors 27 0 Right Mid Back Tightness Rhomboid -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHA $1,117,500
2016 CHA $975,000
2015 CHA $525,000
2014 CHA $
2013 CHN $
2012 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,617,500
3 yrTotal$2,617,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 135 dISE Baseball1 year/$1.1175M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1175M (2017). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 12/1/17.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/17/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/21/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/30/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Cleveland 1/20/12. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Colorado 11/2/12. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 11/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/13/11.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2008 (5-171) (Michigan) $0.6M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .326 .339 .243
11 vs R (Multi) .242 .314 .352 .246
18 Split (Multi) -.008 .011 -.013 -.002
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .229 .317 .229 .215
31 vs R (2016) .258 .315 .379 .246
38 Split (2016) -.029 .002 -.150 -.031
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox closer? Clippard? Any chance that works?
(tomhauck from NJ)
Probably not. 52% fly ball rate in Guaranteed Rate Field? ABORT ABORT ABORT.

The sad thing is, they probably don't have a better option. Nate Jones and Zach Putnam are both done for the year, and Anthony Swarzak is probably going to get some save opportunities as well. It's a mess. (Brett Cowett)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to saves in 2015, can you please rank the following. Vic Black, Josh Fields, Zach Putnam, Junichi Tazawa. Thanks dude.
(Corey from San Jacinto)
Putnam, Fields, and Black, Tazawa with the caveat that anything can happen between now and ST 2015. If you're looking for fluidity, Chicago and Houston are better place to go than Boston (sounds like they might bring back Koji Uehara) and New York (Mejia is OK if he's healthy, and Familia looks like a solid back-up plan). (Mike Gianella)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects at RP that you like (are there any)?
(McPaine from St. Paul)
There's rarely such a thing as a RP "prospect." The good pitching prospects generally start out in the rotation, and if they can't hack it, they move into the bullpen. That said, there are certainly some relievers in Triple-A that could prove valuable to an AL or NL-only team. Don't count on them for saves anytime soon, but they could provide good ratios. A few off the top of my head: Eduardo Sanchez was just recalled by St. Louis and has good stuff. Juan Abreu is interesting in Houston if he can improve his control. I like Zach Putnam for Colorado. Nick Hagadone's been up and down for Cleveland this year. Jose Ceda is out for 2012 (Tommy John) but is interesting next year, perhaps even getting in the saves mix at some point. (Derek Carty)


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