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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-23-1987
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.32014
2.12015
-1.82016
-0.22017
3.82018
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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
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 51.0 2 4 0 69 20 29 7 .258 98 12.2 3.5 1.2 5.1 51% .350 .318 1.75 5.19 6.53 121 6.20 148.4 -0.8
2014 MIN MLB 31 31 179.3 13 12 0 178 57 107 12 .266 106 8.9 2.9 0.6 5.4 57% .287 .250 1.31 3.82 4.47 106 4.23 103.6 1.3
2015 MIN MLB 32 32 194.7 11 11 0 186 65 145 18 .262 106 8.6 3.0 0.8 6.7 55% .287 .250 1.29 3.92 3.84 102 4.19 97.9 2.1
2016 MIN MLB 25 25 147.3 6 11 0 175 55 104 20 .260 109 10.7 3.4 1.2 6.4 50% .330 .276 1.56 4.65 5.07 112 6.42 142.0 -1.8
2017 MIN MLB 29 29 158.0 12 10 0 182 60 121 24 .257 112 10.4 3.4 1.4 6.9 52% .328 .268 1.53 4.83 5.07 108 5.67 120.8 -0.2
2018 MIN MLB 32 32 196.7 10 13 0 177 79 179 23 .264 104 8.1 3.6 1.1 8.2 51% .285 .249 1.30 4.16 3.62 99 4.21 94.1 2.5
CareerMLB159159927.054610967336685104.2621079.43.31.06.753%.304.2611.414.294.471064.92111.93.2

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 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-
2010 FTM A+ 7 7 43.3 4 1 0 33 12 40 2 .258 78 6.9 2.5 0.4 8.3 69% .260 .188 1.04 3.15 1.87 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NBR AA 16 16 93.0 7 5 0 91 22 77 5 .264 98 8.8 2.1 0.5 7.5 54% .308 .245 1.22 3.24 3.68 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ROC AAA 3 3 15.7 0 0 0 12 5 9 0 .256 100 6.9 2.9 0.0 5.2 57% .245 .212 1.08 3.29 1.72 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ROC AAA 18 18 95.3 3 8 0 109 27 91 11 .254 100 10.3 2.5 1.0 8.6 56% .339 .266 1.43 3.70 4.81 0 0.00 0.0
2012 FTM A+ 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 6 1 7 1 .264 96 7.7 1.3 1.3 9.0 45% .263 .249 1.00 4.10 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ROC AAA 2 2 6.7 0 2 0 11 1 10 1 .270 97 14.8 1.4 1.4 13.5 45% .526 .313 1.80 2.55 9.45 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TWI Rk 9 7 14.7 0 0 0 9 4 16 1 .238 96 5.5 2.5 0.6 9.8 63% .235 .174 0.89 2.95 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PER Wnt 6 6 23.3 3 2 0 31 8 28 0 .000 12.0 3.1 0.0 10.8 0% .456 .000 1.67 2.81 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 51.0 2 4 0 69 20 29 7 .258 98 12.2 3.5 1.2 5.1 51% .350 .318 1.75 5.19 6.53 121 6.20 148.4
2013 ROC AAA 17 17 101.7 7 5 0 85 33 87 5 .252 105 7.5 2.9 0.4 7.7 57% .279 .208 1.16 3.10 2.92 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIN MLB 31 31 179.3 13 12 0 178 57 107 12 .266 106 8.9 2.9 0.6 5.4 57% .287 .250 1.31 3.82 4.47 106 4.23 103.6
2015 MIN MLB 32 32 194.7 11 11 0 186 65 145 18 .262 106 8.6 3.0 0.8 6.7 55% .287 .250 1.29 3.92 3.84 102 4.19 97.9
2016 MIN MLB 25 25 147.3 6 11 0 175 55 104 20 .260 109 10.7 3.4 1.2 6.4 50% .330 .276 1.56 4.65 5.07 112 6.42 142.0
2016 FTM A+ 2 2 9.3 0 0 0 9 1 8 0 .240 96 8.7 1.0 0.0 7.7 68% .360 .190 1.07 1.85 0.96 0 0.00 0.0
2016 ROC AAA 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 7 3 2 0 .260 96 10.5 4.5 0.0 3.0 50% .318 .275 1.67 4.00 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
2017 MIN MLB 29 29 158.0 12 10 0 182 60 121 24 .257 112 10.4 3.4 1.4 6.9 52% .328 .268 1.53 4.83 5.07 108 5.67 120.8
2017 ROC AAA 3 3 17.3 1 2 0 13 5 23 1 .264 96 6.8 2.6 0.5 11.9 60% .308 .196 1.04 2.29 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2018 MIN MLB 32 32 196.7 10 13 0 177 79 179 23 .264 104 8.1 3.6 1.1 8.2 51% .285 .249 1.30 4.16 3.62 99 4.21 94.1

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
2013 898 0.4020 0.4354 0.7954 0.6177 0.3128 0.9103 0.6429 0.2046
2014 2799 0.4362 0.4530 0.7973 0.6306 0.3156 0.9000 0.6386 0.2027
2015 3211 0.3999 0.4594 0.7695 0.6036 0.3633 0.8903 0.6357 0.2305
2016 2450 0.4012 0.4490 0.7700 0.5941 0.3517 0.9075 0.6143 0.2300
2017 2576 0.4363 0.4538 0.7665 0.6246 0.3216 0.8846 0.5889 0.2335
2018 3242 0.3849 0.4457 0.7294 0.6274 0.3320 0.8863 0.5438 0.2706
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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
2014-07-19 2014-07-29 DTD 10 9 - Low Back Tightness -
2012-04-05 2012-08-25 Minors 142 134 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-09-07 -
2011-07-23 2011-09-06 Minors 45 44 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-09-07 -
2010-08-25 2010-09-07 Minors 13 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2009-06-09 2009-06-09 Coll 0 0 Right Forearm Stress Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIN $4,200,000
2017 MIN $2,900,000
2016 MIN $587,500
2015 MIN $537,500
2014 MIN $502,500
2013 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,527,500
2018Current$4,200,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$8,727,500
5 yrTotal$8,727,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 39 dRandy Rowley1 year/$4.2M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2018). Lost arbitration with Minnesota 2/15/18 ($4.55M-$4.2M).
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5875M (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 2013. Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/12.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2009 (1-22) (Missouri). Signed 8/17/09, $1.8M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .292 .361 .435 .278
11 vs R (Multi) .265 .319 .407 .252
18 Split (Multi) .027 .042 .028 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .326 .392 .495 .298
31 vs R (2016) .273 .331 .429 .257
38 Split (2016) .053 .060 .066 .040
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-04-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Am I the only one who looks at the Twin's rotation and sees no possible way of it leading them to the playoffs? Kyle Gibson, the inevitable 2nd half meltdown of Lance Lynn, terrible depth, etc......
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
I didn't pick them for the Wild Card, although there isn't a dominant team beyond the top four in the AL. I could see the Twins or another team winning 83-85 and sneaking in to the Wild Card game. (Mike Gianella)
2017-08-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please explain your theory about why Kyle Gibson looks a lot more promising lately, just in case your mean editor doesn't let you write an entire article about it.
(AaronGleeman from Minnesota)
(I'm totally gonna slip one by him, but in the meantime:)

Gibson moved over on the rubber recently, and made a concomitant change in his arm slot. He's throwing out of his more natural slot, lower, with better posture. He can do that and still stay on his line to the plate because of the move on the rubber. He's also throwing his four-seamer more often, and with significantly improved spin, and all of that makes him a pitcher worth reevaluating under these new conditions--for however long they last. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Michael. What are the breakout (or breakdown!!) chances for pitchers such as Martin Perez, Kevin Gausman, Daniel Norris, James Paxton, Michael Pineda, Joe Kelly, Kyle Gibson, etc. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
(DJ from Dallas )
Already talked about Gausman. I think Paxton might get squeezed out of a surprisingly deep Mariners rotation. Pineda's already good, Gibson kind of is what he is at this point, as is Kelly, who in a just world would've moved to the bullpen full-time two years ago.
That leaves Perez, whom I've always been down on compared to what appears to be the consensus, and Norris, whom I like to bounce back if only because he's got an open rotation spot in Detroit, to say nothing of it being unlikely that he receives a surprise cancer diagnosis this year. (Michael Baumann)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you draft these guys and who are the real Aces in the group if any? Kevin Gausman Eduardo Rodriguez Aaron Sanchez, Daniel Norris, Kyle Gibson,
(OB1KENOBI from NYC)
None of these guys are aces in my opinion, but I'd go Norris, Rodriguez, Gausman, Sanchez, Gibson. (Christopher Crawford)


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