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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
5.3 3.68 1.28 7 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-9-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.22015
2016
0.12017
0.22018
0.02019
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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
2013 CHN MLB 10 0 6.7 0 0 0 3 7 7 1 105 4.1 9.5 1.4 9.5 0% .133 1.50 6.02 1.35 126 6.01 143.9 -0.1
2014 CHN MLB 18 0 13.3 1 0 0 14 12 21 2 100 9.5 8.1 1.4 14.2 0% .387 1.95 4.60 9.45 96 4.32 105.8 0.0
2015 CHN MLB 33 0 26.7 2 1 0 26 13 29 5 92 8.8 4.4 1.7 9.8 0% .296 1.46 4.88 4.39 93 4.14 96.7 0.2
2017 CHN 0 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 164 10.12 215.4 0.0
2017 COL 0 9 0 7.0 0 0 0 9 0 10 2 98 11.6 0.0 2.6 12.9 0% .389 1.29 0.00 5.14 85 3.40 72.4 0.1
2018 LAN MLB 17 0 11.3 0 1 0 9 4 20 3 100 7.1 3.2 2.4 15.9 30% .300 1.15 4.09 4.76 94 3.75 83.8 0.2
2019 SEA 0 19 0 14.0 2 0 0 13 14 20 1 108 8.4 9.0 0.6 12.9 54% .353 1.93 4.22 3.21 90 3.47 73.1 0.3
2019 TOR 0 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 96 27.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 100% .750 5.00 5.15 27.00 41 0.00 10.0 0.1
2017 TOT MLB 10 0 7.7 0 0 0 9 0 10 2 98 10.6 0.0 2.3 11.7 0% .000 1.17 0.00 4.70 89 3.99 84.8 0.1
2019 TOT MLB 21 0 15.0 2 0 0 16 16 22 1 107 9.6 9.6 0.6 13.2 59% .395 2.13 4.28 4.80 85 3.10 64.1 0.4
CareerMLB109080.7520775210914998.65.81.612.248%.3621.604.245.13944.0693.10.7

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-
2009 PRI Rk APL 10 9 40.3 3 4 0 41 6 27 0 98 9.2 1.3 0.0 6.0 0% .306 1.17 2.85 2.68 90 3.97 83.5
2010 HUD A- NYP 9 7 35.7 3 1 1 27 7 35 0 95 6.8 1.8 0.0 8.8 0% .270 0.95 2.09 3.03 0 0.00 0.0
2010 RAY Rk GCL 3 1 8.7 0 0 0 5 2 6 0 100 5.2 2.1 0.0 6.2 0% .185 0.80 3.16 1.03 0 0.00 0.0
2011 DAY A+ FSL 11 9 49.7 4 2 0 43 19 50 4 96 7.8 3.4 0.7 9.1 0% .287 1.25 3.67 2.54 91 3.85 78.6
2012 PEO A MID 3 0 7.3 2 0 0 3 0 12 0 3.7 0.0 0.0 14.7 0% .250 0.41 0.07 0.00 43 2.03 42.3
2012 TEN AA SOU 11 1 22.3 0 1 0 14 19 29 1 84 5.6 7.7 0.4 11.7 0% .265 1.48 3.81 4.84 103 4.19 87.3
2012 CUB Rk AZL 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.6 0% .000 0.00 -0.46 0.00 65 1.68 34.9
2013 CHN MLB NL 10 0 6.7 0 0 0 3 7 7 1 105 4.1 9.5 1.4 9.5 0% .133 1.50 6.02 1.35 126 6.01 143.9
2013 TEN AA SOU 37 0 43.3 2 1 3 31 19 66 2 6.4 3.9 0.4 13.7 0% .322 1.15 1.77 2.49 64 3.17 68.9
2013 IOW AAA PCL 9 0 7.7 0 1 0 5 6 17 0 5.9 7.0 0.0 20.0 0% .385 1.43 1.47 0.00 55 1.73 37.6
2014 CHN MLB NL 18 0 13.3 1 0 0 14 12 21 2 100 9.5 8.1 1.4 14.2 0% .387 1.95 4.60 9.45 96 4.32 105.8
2014 IOW AAA PCL 29 0 30.0 2 0 4 18 15 38 0 5.4 4.5 0.0 11.4 0% .265 1.10 2.66 2.10 67 1.94 41.1
2015 CHN MLB NL 33 0 26.7 2 1 0 26 13 29 5 92 8.8 4.4 1.7 9.8 0% .296 1.46 4.88 4.39 93 4.14 96.7
2015 TEN AA SOU 3 0 2.3 0 0 1 2 2 7 0 7.7 7.7 0.0 27.0 0% 1.000 1.71 -0.13 3.86 51 3.13 68.6
2015 IOW AAA PCL 11 0 11.3 0 0 0 8 4 20 1 6.4 3.2 0.8 15.9 0% .318 1.06 2.53 4.76 58 1.80 39.4
2015 CUB Rk AZL 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.5 0% .000 0.00 -1.20 0.00 48 0.14 10.0
2017 CHN MLB NL 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 164 10.12 215.4
2017 COL MLB NL 9 0 7.0 0 0 0 9 0 10 2 98 11.6 0.0 2.6 12.9 0% .389 1.29 0.00 5.14 85 3.40 72.4
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 12 0 12.7 0 0 1 8 4 15 1 5.7 2.8 0.7 10.7 0% .233 0.95 0.00 2.13 76 4.55 96.7
2017 IOW AAA PCL 17 1 27.7 2 2 1 21 8 39 3 98 6.8 2.6 1.0 12.7 0% .305 1.05 0.00 2.60 70 2.97 63.1
2018 LAN MLB NL 17 0 11.3 0 1 0 9 4 20 3 100 7.1 3.2 2.4 15.9 30% .300 1.15 4.09 4.76 94 3.75 83.8
2018 RCU A+ CAL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.75 0.00 93 3.57 75.5
2018 ABQ AAA PCL 10 0 8.3 0 0 0 4 3 9 0 4.3 3.2 0.0 9.7 48% .190 0.84 2.66 1.08 90 3.03 64.1
2018 OKL AAA PCL 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 13.5 0.0 13.5 100% .000 1.50 5.24 0.00 91 5.83 123.3
2019 SEA MLB AL 19 0 14.0 2 0 0 13 14 20 1 108 8.4 9.0 0.6 12.9 54% .353 1.93 4.22 3.21 90 3.47 73.1
2019 TOR MLB AL 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 96 27.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 100% .750 5.00 5.15 27.00 41 0.00 10.0
2019 OKL AAA PCL 7 0 6.0 0 1 1 7 3 10 1 10.5 4.5 1.5 15.0 50% .462 1.67 4.07 9.00 76 2.88 58.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 114 0.3860 0.3947 0.7111 0.6136 0.2571 0.8889 0.4444 0.2889
2014 291 0.4570 0.4227 0.6423 0.6241 0.2532 0.7590 0.4000 0.3577
2015 513 0.4133 0.4600 0.7119 0.6887 0.2990 0.8151 0.5444 0.2881
2017 125 0.4640 0.4640 0.6379 0.5172 0.4179 0.9000 0.3571 0.3621
2018 200 0.4050 0.4950 0.5758 0.7037 0.3529 0.7719 0.3095 0.4242
2019 302 0.3609 0.4073 0.5854 0.6422 0.2746 0.7571 0.3585 0.4146
Career15450.41230.44270.65040.65000.29910.79990.42790.3496

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
2014-05-10 2014-06-14 15-DL 35 31 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-04-05 2013-06-24 Minors 80 0 Left Elbow Tendonitis - -
2011-06-21 2011-09-12 Minors 83 0 Left Shoulder Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SEA $610,000
2018 COL $610,000
2017 CHN $
2016 CHN $524,500
2015 CHN $
2014 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,134,500
2019Current$610,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,744,500
3 yrTotal$1,744,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 164 dMagnus Sports1 year/$0.61M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.61M (2019). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/20/18 (split contract, $0.14M in minors). Claimed by Toronto off waivers 5/23/19 after being DFA by Seattle 5/17/19. DFA by Toronto 5/28/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/1/19. Refused assignment, elected free agency 6/3/19. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/12/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.61M (2018). Re-signed by Colorado 3/18. Claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from Colorado 7/11/18. DFA by LA Dodgers 11/20/18. Released 11/26/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/22/17. Acquired by Colorado in trade 6/26/17 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/22/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/3/13.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Tampa Bay 1/8/11 (Garza deal).
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2009 (28-859) (Chemeketa CC, Ore.).

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 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 21.8 14 8 27 2 .245 1.01 2.52 2.79 1.1 0.1
80o 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 16.0 11 6 20 2 .261 1.10 2.91 3.22 0.9 0.1
70o 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 11.9 9 5 15 1 .272 1.17 3.20 3.54 0.7 0.1
60o 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 8.6 7 4 10 1 .282 1.23 3.45 3.82 0.5 0.1
50o 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 5.5 5 2 7 1 .292 1.28 3.68 4.08 0.4 0.0
40o 0.3 0.2 0 5 0 2.5 2 1 3 0 .301 1.34 3.92 4.35 0.2 0.0
Weighted Mean0.30.20504.64261.2891.273.644.030.40.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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
20203231153056442670739.2811.243.814.087.04.211.21.10.6
20213331153056452570739.2831.253.824.097.24.011.21.10.6
20223431158062492775839.2801.233.754.017.23.910.91.20.7
20233521146049402260639.2871.273.733.997.34.011.01.10.6
20243621144047382157639.2851.263.764.027.34.011.01.20.5
20253721041044351953539.2861.243.794.057.23.910.91.00.5
20263821040043351952539.2871.273.794.057.44.011.01.10.5
20273921039042341850539.2881.253.844.117.33.910.81.10.4
20284021041044361953539.2871.253.804.077.43.910.81.00.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 68)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Kirby Yates 2018 2.14
2 80 Steve Delabar 2015 5.83
3 78 Brian Sanches 2010 2.97
4 78 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
5 77 Scott Dohmann 2009 0.00 DNP
6 76 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
7 76 Nate Field 2007 27.00
8 75 Marcos Mateo 2015 5.33
9 75 Vinnie Pestano 2016 0.00 DNP
10 74 Joe Nelson 2006 4.43
11 74 Mark Corey 2006 0.00 DNP
12 74 Justin Miller 2009 3.18
13 74 Shawn Kelley 2015 3.16
14 73 Matt Reynolds 2016 7.50
15 73 Winston Abreu 2008 0.00 DNP
16 73 Chris Hatcher 2016 5.75
17 72 Sergio Santos 2015 4.96
18 71 Aquilino Lopez 2006 0.00 DNP
19 71 Jorge Julio 2010 0.00 DNP
20 71 Fernando Rodriguez 2015 4.30
21 71 Evan Scribner 2017 11.05
22 71 Jeremy Fikac 2006 0.00 DNP
23 70 Brandon Gomes 2016 0.00 DNP
24 70 Mike Dunn 2016 3.40
25 70 Scott Patterson 2010 0.00 DNP
26 70 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
27 70 Brian Falkenborg 2009 0.00 DNP
28 70 Josh Fields 2017 3.00
29 70 Chris Booker 2008 0.00 DNP
30 70 Brandon Knight 2007 0.00 DNP
31 70 Louis Coleman 2017 0.00 DNP
32 69 Jason Bulger 2010 5.25
33 69 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
34 69 Casey Fien 2015 3.69
35 69 Aaron Rakers 2008 0.00 DNP
36 68 Edward Paredes 2018 5.87
37 68 Buddy Carlyle 2009 9.70
38 68 Jesse Chavez 2015 4.47
39 68 Greg Aquino 2009 4.50
40 68 Paul Assenmacher 1992 4.24
41 68 Tony Sipp 2015 2.15
42 68 Matt Mantei 2005 6.49
43 67 C.C. Lee 2018 0.00 DNP
44 67 Kiko Calero 2006 3.41
45 67 Boone Logan 2016 4.47
46 67 Greg Harris 1987 5.89
47 67 De Wayne Buice 1989 6.35
48 66 Oliver Drake 2018 5.48
49 66 Fernando Salas 2016 3.91
50 66 Greg Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
51 66 Jerry Blevins 2015 0.00
52 66 Cory Wade 2014 0.00 DNP
53 66 Roberto Hernandez 1996 2.23
54 66 Blake Wood 2017 5.93
55 66 Jaye Chapman 2018 0.00 DNP
56 66 Jim Henderson 2014 7.94
57 66 Octavio Dotel 2005 3.52
58 66 Alejandro Pena 1990 3.67
59 65 Joba Chamberlain 2017 0.00 DNP
60 65 Scott Strickland 2007 0.00 DNP
61 65 Danny Farquhar 2018 5.63
62 65 Frank Francisco 2011 3.73
63 65 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
64 64 Dan Giese 2008 4.36
65 64 Yusmeiro Petit 2016 4.79
66 64 Huston Street 2015 3.18
67 64 Xavier Hernandez 1997 4.93
68 64 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
69 64 Jack Cressend 2006 0.00 DNP
70 64 Arthur Rhodes 2001 1.85
71 64 Dom Zanni 1963 4.94
72 64 Felix Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
73 64 Kyle Farnsworth 2007 5.25
74 64 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
75 64 Joe Beckwith 1986 7.85
76 64 Jose Veras 2012 3.90
77 64 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
78 64 Lee Smith 1989 3.69
79 64 Al Alburquerque 2017 2.50
80 63 Juan Cruz 2010 3.38
81 63 Neil Wagner 2015 0.00 DNP
82 63 Rob Murphy 1991 3.38
83 63 Marshall Bridges 1962 3.77 DNP
84 63 Shawn Camp 2007 7.88
85 63 Jonathan Albaladejo 2014 0.00 DNP
86 63 Glen Perkins 2014 4.23
87 63 Vladimir Nunez 2006 0.00 DNP
88 63 David Carpenter 2017 0.00 DNP
89 63 Daniel Hudson 2018 4.89
90 63 Jakie May 1927 4.12
91 63 John Hiller 1974 3.06
92 63 Tim Stoddard 1984 4.01
93 63 Doug Bair 1981 5.60
94 63 Brian Matusz 2018 0.00 DNP
95 62 Angel Guzman 2013 0.00 DNP
96 62 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
97 62 John Foster 2009 0.00 DNP
98 62 Eric Plunk 1995 2.67
99 62 Rafael Betancourt 2006 4.13
100 62 Matt Thornton 2008 2.67

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Oh so you think that just because you bought this book you’re a big baseball fan? Bet you can’t tell us who the Rockies traded to the Cubs for Zac Rosscup, an oldish potential LOOGY, on June 26. It was Matt Carasiti, you charlatan.
2017 There was a time—2013, to be precise—when it looked like Rosscup would be a big part of the Cubs' next championship bullpen. He wasn’t, undergoing shoulder surgery and sitting out the entire 2016 season at the big-league level. Even before his injury, things weren’t quite right, as the fastball/slider mix that carried him to success through the high minors and into the big leagues never really worked. With that kind of pitch mix, you need either a) really good pitches, or b) perfect execution. Rosscup had neither. If he’s honestly and truly back to form in 2017, he could be a nice bullpen arm.
2016 Zac Rosscup throws with his left hand.
2015 If Zac Rosscup can reduce the walks, his low-90s fastball and slider could make him a useful reliever. If your dog can reduce the walks, you might spend less time freezing on the street corner at 2 a.m.
2014 Its not easy for a 25-year-old lefty reliever toiling away in Double-A to get the organizations attention, but striking out 44 percent of the lefties you face certainly helps. Last year Rosscup used his low-90s fastball and sweeping slider to turn same-side hitters into mincemeat, and the Cubs rewarded him with a spot on the 40-man roster and a September call-up. The former Rays farmhand isnt putty in the hands of righty hitters either, but hes often struggled with control and profiles best as a lefty specialist. Someone has to be the next Randy Choate, and Rosscup has as good a chance as any.

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