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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
31.7 3.72 1.34 28 2 2 1 0.3
Birth Date7-10-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.12015
-0.12016
0.42017
-0.32018
0.32019
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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
2015 KCA MLB 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 3 3 0 98 7.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 72% .278 1.33 4.10 4.50 124 5.99 140.0 -0.1
2016 KCA MLB 17 0 19.0 0 0 0 24 7 16 1 107 11.4 3.3 0.5 7.6 69% .383 1.63 3.21 3.32 101 5.33 117.8 -0.1
2017 KCA MLB 58 0 69.0 5 4 4 62 28 59 3 103 8.1 3.7 0.4 7.7 73% .306 1.30 3.20 2.48 94 4.64 98.7 0.4
2018 LAN MLB 73 1 66.0 2 1 3 57 27 56 4 99 7.8 3.7 0.5 7.6 72% .296 1.27 3.53 3.68 97 5.33 119.1 -0.3
2019 LAN MLB 22 0 13.3 2 1 0 14 4 9 1 82 9.5 2.7 0.7 6.1 66% .302 1.35 3.82 3.38 96 4.45 95.7 0.1
CareerMLB1741173.39671626914391008.43.60.57.471%.3101.333.413.17975.01109.80.0

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-
2012 KNC A MID 10 6 35.3 2 3 0 34 16 31 2 102 8.7 4.1 0.5 7.9 53% .302 1.42 3.85 2.55 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ROY Rk AZL 1 1 0.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .000 0.00 4.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 LEX A SAL 5 0 15.0 1 1 1 7 6 15 0 92 4.2 3.6 0.0 9.0 56% .206 0.87 2.87 1.20 0 0.00 0.0
2013 WIL A+ CAR 12 0 27.0 2 0 1 18 8 22 0 99 6.0 2.7 0.0 7.3 67% .240 0.96 2.72 1.33 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NWA AA TEX 24 0 33.0 2 0 1 38 18 40 0 104 10.4 4.9 0.0 10.9 65% .427 1.70 2.53 5.18 0 0.00 0.0
2014 NWA AA TEX 35 0 48.7 1 2 3 42 16 36 3 98 7.8 3.0 0.6 6.7 60% .267 1.19 3.61 3.88 83 3.98 82.4
2014 OMA AAA PCL 11 0 19.0 1 2 0 23 10 13 4 101 10.9 4.7 1.9 6.2 63% .328 1.74 6.64 6.16 96 4.02 81.5
2015 KCA MLB AL 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 3 3 0 98 7.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 72% .278 1.33 4.10 4.50 124 5.99 140.0
2015 OMA AAA PCL 41 0 63.3 2 3 14 48 17 50 5 97 6.8 2.4 0.7 7.1 64% .243 1.03 3.89 2.56 73 2.07 44.6
2016 KCA MLB AL 17 0 19.0 0 0 0 24 7 16 1 107 11.4 3.3 0.5 7.6 69% .383 1.63 3.21 3.32 101 5.33 117.8
2016 OMA AAA PCL 22 0 30.0 2 0 1 32 10 24 2 9.6 3.0 0.6 7.2 67% .323 1.40 4.08 3.00 87 3.47 76.0
2016 ROY Rk AZL 5 2 7.3 0 0 0 8 2 12 0 99 9.8 2.5 0.0 14.7 50% .444 1.36 2.47 4.91 72 1.32 28.0
2017 KCA MLB AL 58 0 69.0 5 4 4 62 28 59 3 103 8.1 3.7 0.4 7.7 73% .306 1.30 3.20 2.48 94 4.64 98.7
2017 OMA AAA PCL 7 0 7.7 1 0 0 9 3 4 1 10.6 3.5 1.2 4.7 78% .308 1.57 5.54 4.70 91 4.39 92.4
2018 LAN MLB NL 73 1 66.0 2 1 3 57 27 56 4 99 7.8 3.7 0.5 7.6 72% .296 1.27 3.53 3.68 97 5.33 119.1
2018 OKL AAA PCL 4 0 4.0 1 0 0 4 1 5 0 9.0 2.3 0.0 11.3 82% .364 1.25 1.99 0.00 61 1.69 36.3
2019 LAN MLB NL 22 0 13.3 2 1 0 14 4 9 1 82 9.5 2.7 0.7 6.1 66% .302 1.35 3.82 3.38 96 4.45 95.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 85 0.5529 0.4588 0.8205 0.5745 0.3158 0.8889 0.6667 0.1795
2016 324 0.4444 0.4846 0.7261 0.5972 0.3944 0.8605 0.5634 0.2739
2017 1057 0.4484 0.4863 0.7062 0.6435 0.3585 0.8262 0.5311 0.2938
2018 970 0.4186 0.4515 0.7260 0.6010 0.3440 0.9057 0.5000 0.2740
2019 205 0.4000 0.4829 0.7677 0.6707 0.3577 0.8364 0.6818 0.2323
Career26410.43660.47220.72440.62210.35610.86240.53970.2756

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
2011-06-20 2011-09-09 Minors 81 76 Left Shoulder Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $575,000
2018 LAN $555,000
2017 KCA $
2016 KCA $
2015 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$555,000
2019Current$575,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,130,000
2 yrTotal$1,130,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 97 d1 year/$575,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2019). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.555M (2018). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Kansas City 1/4/18. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5088M (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/15.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2010 (6-179) (Sonoma State). $0.125M 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 1.7 1.3 1 30 0 48.1 36 16 43 3 .251 1.08 2.72 3 5.8 0.6
80o 1.7 1.4 1 30 0 42.2 34 15 37 3 .266 1.16 3.06 3.37 4.6 0.5
70o 1.7 1.4 1 30 0 38.1 32 15 34 3 .276 1.23 3.30 3.64 3.7 0.4
60o 1.6 1.4 1 30 0 34.7 31 14 31 3 .285 1.29 3.52 3.87 2.9 0.3
50o 1.6 1.4 1 30 0 31.6 29 13 28 3 .294 1.34 3.72 4.09 2.1 0.2
40o 1.6 1.5 1 30 0 28.6 27 13 25 3 .302 1.40 3.92 4.32 1.4 0.1
30o 1.6 1.5 1 30 0 25.4 25 12 23 2 .312 1.46 4.15 4.56 0.6 0.1
20o 1.5 1.5 1 30 0 21.8 23 10 19 2 .322 1.53 4.41 4.85 -0.4 0.0
10o 1.5 1.5 1 30 0 16.9 19 9 15 2 .337 1.64 4.79 5.26 -1.8 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.61.4130030.92813273.2921.333.694.062.20.2

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
20203031159063522558562.2971.223.724.157.43.68.30.70.5
20213131150053462149562.3021.263.844.287.83.58.30.80.4
20223231150053452148562.2991.253.854.307.73.68.20.90.4
20233321146049422044562.3001.273.964.427.73.78.10.90.3
20243421146049411944562.2991.233.914.367.63.58.10.90.3
20253521142045391741462.3001.243.924.387.83.48.20.80.3
20263621140042361638462.3001.233.984.447.73.48.10.90.2
20273721137039341535462.3011.274.024.497.93.58.10.90.2
20283821135037321533462.3001.274.064.537.83.68.01.00.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 65)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Sam Dyson 2017 6.75
2 83 Jeremy Jeffress 2017 4.82
3 77 Matt Grace 2018 3.32
4 75 Zack Britton 2017 2.89
5 74 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
6 74 Bryan Morris 2016 3.57
7 73 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
8 73 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
9 73 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
10 72 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
11 71 Andrew Triggs 2018 5.23
12 70 Ryan Cook 2016 0.00 DNP
13 70 Nick Vincent 2016 3.88
14 70 Eric O'Flaherty 2014 2.25
15 69 Bobby Parnell 2014 9.00
16 69 Dan Jennings 2016 2.67
17 69 Sean Green 2008 5.35
18 68 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
19 68 Mike Koplove 2006 3.00
20 68 Pedro Strop 2014 2.80
21 68 Bryan Shaw 2017 4.23
22 68 Javy Guerra 2015 0.00
23 68 T.J. McFarland 2018 2.25
24 67 Kevin Quackenbush 2018 11.00
25 67 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
26 67 Alex Colome 2018 3.44
27 66 Buddy Boshers 2017 5.14
28 66 Dan Runzler 2014 0.00 DNP
29 66 Tony Watson 2014 1.86
30 66 Seth Frankoff 2018 0.00 DNP
31 66 Blake Treinen 2017 4.16
32 66 Ben Rowen 2018 0.00 DNP
33 66 Sam Freeman 2016 12.91
34 66 Donnie Veal 2014 7.50
35 66 Dan Otero 2014 2.60
36 66 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
37 66 Brandon Kintzler 2014 3.55
38 65 Brandon League 2012 3.38
39 65 Alex Torres 2017 0.00 DNP
40 65 Scott Elbert 2015 0.00 DNP
41 65 Blake Parker 2014 5.57
42 65 Peter Moylan 2008 1.59
43 65 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
44 65 Alex Wilson 2016 3.21
45 65 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
46 65 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
47 65 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
48 64 Ryan Webb 2015 3.73
49 64 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
50 64 Justin Wilson 2017 3.57
51 64 Vin Mazzaro 2016 81.00
52 64 Nick Hagadone 2015 5.27
53 64 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
54 63 John Church 2016 0.00 DNP
55 63 Zach Putnam 2017 1.04
56 63 Adam Warren 2017 2.98
57 63 John Franco 1990 2.93
58 63 Blaine Hardy 2016 3.86
59 63 Xavier Cedeno 2016 3.70
60 63 Logan Ondrusek 2014 5.71
61 63 Hunter Strickland 2018 4.96
62 62 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
63 62 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
64 62 Jose Alvarez 2018 2.86
65 62 Adam Kolarek 2018 3.93
66 62 Miguel Socolovich 2016 2.00
67 62 Robert Coello 2014 0.00 DNP
68 62 Juan Rincon 2008 6.34
69 62 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
70 62 Gary Majewski 2009 0.00 DNP
71 62 Bill Dailey 1964 9.39
72 62 Justin Miller 2016 5.70
73 62 Anthony Varvaro 2014 3.13
74 61 Jared Hughes 2015 2.82
75 61 Kevin Chapman 2017 0.00 DNP
76 61 Michael Kirkman 2016 19.29
77 61 Steve Cishek 2015 4.23
78 61 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
79 61 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
80 61 Adam Liberatore 2016 3.38
81 61 Scot Shields 2005 3.24
82 61 Caleb Thielbar 2016 0.00 DNP
83 61 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
84 61 Aaron Loup 2017 4.21
85 61 A.J. Morris 2016 6.30
86 61 Luis Garcia 2016 6.46
87 60 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
88 60 Justin De Fratus 2017 0.00 DNP
89 60 Garrett Richards 2017 2.60
90 60 Chaz Roe 2016 3.64
91 60 Pedro Beato 2016 0.00 DNP
92 60 Ryan Pressly 2018 2.66
93 60 Bobby Jenks 2010 4.78
94 60 Cody Eppley 2015 0.00 DNP
95 60 Arcenio Leon 2016 0.00 DNP
96 60 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
97 60 Preston Claiborne 2017 13.50
98 60 Derek Lowe 2002 2.66
99 60 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
100 59 Josh Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP

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 It's hard to tell if Alexander’s name is more reminiscent of an off-Broadway musical star, a poet or a shockingly wealthy candidate for the House of Representatives. What we can tell: He throws with his left hand, has a prodigious ground-ball rate, generates enough strikeouts and has an upward trajectory on his resume. That might just sound like closer material in Kansas City, at least these days. He already earned the ninth-inning call from manager Ned Yost in several of the garbage-time games of 2017, and Alexander will be given every chance to show that his solid campaign—which included better work versus righties than lefties—was for real.
2017 He's not your garden variety LOOGY, but Alexander is certainly useful against same-siders. His .627 OPS allowed versus left-handed bats was 200 points better than he fared with righties across all levels in 2016. Even better, he surrendered just four extra-base hits against those lefties in 85 plate appearances. His bread-and-butter pitch is the sinker. He induced a grounder on 81 percent of all two-seamers put in play. In the days of the eight-man bullpen, Alexander can certainly find a place as a second southpaw.
2016 Triple-A closer Scott Alexander uses his low-90s sinker to generate double-play bouncers and doesn't hurt himself with walks and home runs. He'll get a look-see for a middle relief role this spring, but he has a lot of bodies to climb over.

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