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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-13-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12014
-0.52015
0.12016
1.22017
0.72018
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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 SFN MLB 9 0 7.7 0 0 0 4 2 12 0 .247 97 4.7 2.3 0.0 14.1 53% .267 .138 0.78 0.67 0.00 60 2.20 52.7 0.2
2014 BOS MLB 6 0 10.0 0 0 0 11 5 6 1 .270 100 9.9 4.5 0.9 5.4 28% .323 .295 1.60 4.76 4.50 116 5.15 126.3 -0.1
2015 BOS MLB 22 0 25.3 2 0 0 25 9 15 5 .263 111 8.9 3.2 1.8 5.3 30% .260 .267 1.34 5.55 3.55 126 6.36 148.6 -0.5
2016 BOS MLB 38 0 51.0 4 1 0 51 17 47 6 .259 114 9.0 3.0 1.1 8.3 38% .294 .244 1.33 3.79 2.65 104 4.74 104.9 0.1
2017 BOS MLB 62 0 62.0 2 3 0 72 18 70 10 .259 105 10.5 2.6 1.5 10.2 42% .360 .280 1.45 3.89 3.63 82 3.43 72.9 1.2
2018 BOS MLB 67 0 60.0 4 1 0 53 27 76 10 .257 107 8.0 4.0 1.5 11.4 40% .295 .262 1.33 4.22 4.20 96 3.87 86.5 0.7
CareerMLB2040216.012502167822632.2591089.03.21.39.438%.310.2611.364.083.46974.2494.91.7

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 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 GIA Rk 12 0 11.0 0 0 3 9 0 22 0 .249 80 7.4 0.0 0.0 18.0 62% .462 .171 0.82 0.25 0.82 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SJO A+ 26 0 24.7 0 0 21 16 12 44 1 .277 95 5.8 4.4 0.4 16.1 34% .349 .191 1.14 2.48 0.73 0 0.00 0.0
2011 RIC AA 28 0 28.7 1 1 17 20 13 34 1 .278 83 6.3 4.1 0.3 10.7 32% .271 .229 1.15 2.84 2.83 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SJO A+ 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 .266 86 0.0 1.8 0.0 12.6 56% .000 .085 0.20 1.60 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 FRE AAA 39 0 38.0 1 1 15 29 20 36 2 .265 103 6.9 4.7 0.5 8.5 40% .257 .244 1.29 4.34 4.74 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SCO Wnt 9 0 9.0 0 0 2 8 3 12 1 .000 8.0 3.0 1.0 12.0 0% .318 .000 1.22 3.70 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 9 0 7.7 0 0 0 4 2 12 0 .247 97 4.7 2.3 0.0 14.1 53% .267 .138 0.78 0.67 0.00 60 2.20 52.7
2013 FRE AAA 54 0 55.3 1 4 31 54 16 63 7 .270 101 8.8 2.6 1.1 10.2 37% .315 .243 1.27 3.85 4.07 0 0.00 0.0
2014 BOS MLB 6 0 10.0 0 0 0 11 5 6 1 .270 100 9.9 4.5 0.9 5.4 28% .323 .295 1.60 4.76 4.50 116 5.15 126.3
2014 FRE AAA 41 0 39.3 1 3 18 40 13 46 5 .273 95 9.2 3.0 1.1 10.5 31% .337 .256 1.35 4.15 3.89 103 4.22 85.5
2014 PAW AAA 7 0 6.7 0 1 2 5 5 9 0 .252 89 6.8 6.8 0.0 12.2 18% .294 .257 1.50 2.89 2.70 91 2.69 57.6
2015 BOS MLB 22 0 25.3 2 0 0 25 9 15 5 .263 111 8.9 3.2 1.8 5.3 30% .260 .267 1.34 5.55 3.55 126 6.36 148.6
2015 PAW AAA 29 0 31.7 0 5 8 23 10 32 1 .259 93 6.5 2.8 0.3 9.1 36% .265 .209 1.04 2.67 2.27 93 3.42 70.6
2015 RSX Rk 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .265 107 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 60% .400 .414 2.00 3.30 0.00 132 6.07 128.7
2016 BOS MLB 38 0 51.0 4 1 0 51 17 47 6 .259 114 9.0 3.0 1.1 8.3 38% .294 .244 1.33 3.79 2.65 104 4.74 104.9
2016 PAW AAA 13 0 13.3 0 0 8 6 3 22 0 .269 4.0 2.0 0.0 14.8 38% .250 .126 0.68 0.54 0.68 0 0.00 0.0
2017 BOS MLB 62 0 62.0 2 3 0 72 18 70 10 .259 105 10.5 2.6 1.5 10.2 42% .360 .280 1.45 3.89 3.63 82 3.43 72.9
2018 BOS MLB 67 0 60.0 4 1 0 53 27 76 10 .257 107 8.0 4.0 1.5 11.4 40% .295 .262 1.33 4.22 4.20 96 3.87 86.5

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
2013 134 0.4925 0.5000 0.6567 0.6667 0.3382 0.6364 0.6957 0.3433
2014 167 0.5150 0.5090 0.7647 0.6977 0.3086 0.8000 0.6800 0.2353
2015 387 0.5323 0.5116 0.7879 0.7573 0.2320 0.8462 0.5714 0.2121
2016 856 0.5350 0.4848 0.7855 0.6616 0.2814 0.8515 0.6071 0.2145
2017 1097 0.4631 0.4995 0.6953 0.6772 0.3463 0.7820 0.5490 0.3047
2018 1103 0.4796 0.4905 0.6839 0.6975 0.2997 0.7859 0.4651 0.3161
Career37440.49490.49520.72380.68840.30390.80130.5510.2762

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
2012-07-05 2012-08-07 Minors 33 29 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $581,500
2017 BOS $547,000
2016 BOS $
2015 BOS $
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$547,000
2018Current$581,500
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,128,500
2 yrTotal$1,128,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 106 dBallengee Group1 year/$0.5815M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5815M (2018). Re-signed by Boston 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Boston 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14. Acquired by Boston in trade from San Francisco 7/26/14 (Peavy deal).
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by San Francisco 9/3/13.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2010 (5-168) (College of Charleston). $0.185M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .318 .375 .506 .279
11 vs R (Multi) .212 .272 .349 .232
18 Split (Multi) .106 .103 .157 .047
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .338 .397 .493 .284
31 vs R (2016) .201 .255 .336 .223
38 Split (2016) .137 .142 .157 .061
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know relief pitchers don't get a lot of attention, but can you name the 5 best future closers in the minors?
(Paddy from Ireland )
Man, I can't honestly give a good answer for this one. I think there are a number of MLB guys who are likely to be tried in the bullpen for health or performance reasons -- Vince Velasquez jumps to mind thanks to fandom; maybe someone tries taking a talented but mercurial starter like Eduardo Rodriguez or Carson Fulmer and transitioning them to a closing role. It's long held that failed starters are relievers, but I think more and more, it's just mediocre starters that become elite closers (Andrew Miller bias much???).

Anyway, that said, I know teams draft closers to be fast rising bullpen lynchpins, but I never trust front offices to stick to that plan. Brandon Finnegan, exhibit A. And assuming closers are going to be as good in the majors as the minors -- say, Heath Hembree -- is almost never workable. It's so hard to pin this down! (Trevor Strunk)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have a favorite pick you've made in the reliever draft thus far? Didn't make it into your league so can't see your roster.
(Alex from Milwaukee)
My league is in the middle of the 13th round. My 12 picks so far:

Craig Kimbrel
Grant Balfour
Junichi Tazawa
Kevin Siegrist
Craig Stammen
Will Smith
Carlos Martinez
Adam Ottavino
Wade Davis
Manny Parra
Heath Hembree
Santiago Casilla

(For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, Sam is running a reliever-only fantasy league with Effectively Wild listeners. Only categories are runs allowed and strikeouts, and only relief innings count.) (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of these arm prospects going to make an impact in 2 years for fantasy owners?: Roberto Osuna, Lucas Giolito, Heath Hembree, Matt Wisler, or Blake Snell?
(Hector from Santa Ana)
I'd bet on Wisler of that group. Hembree should be a major leaguer, but we'll see if he's doing anything of fantasy import. (Paul Sporer)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat today. I have questions on a couple of guys. Darrin Ruf will he become a decent MLB bat? Heath Hembree does he make the major league roster next season?
(Frederick from T Hills)
Hi Frederick, thanks for the questions. Ruf's impressive power display last season is softened a bit by the fact that he did it as a 25-year-old in Double-A. Still, that was quite a display and I'd think a team would have room for his bat as a platoon option (he destroyed lefties in 2012) or coming off the bench. As for Hembree, that's a loaded bullpen, but we'll see him up with the Giants at some point. (Geoff Young)


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