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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 Date9-29-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22014
-0.42015
1.72016
2017
0.22018
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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
2012 MIL MLB 8 3 22.0 0 0 0 24 7 20 8 .265 114 9.8 2.9 3.3 8.2 45% .271 .291 1.41 7.13 4.50 130 7.23 165.8 -0.6
2013 MIL MLB 18 7 66.7 3 1 0 53 26 48 1 .254 105 7.2 3.5 0.1 6.5 38% .271 .219 1.19 3.08 2.02 108 4.50 107.6 0.3
2014 MIL MLB 27 0 29.7 3 1 0 24 21 28 1 .262 100 7.3 6.4 0.3 8.5 37% .284 .256 1.52 3.77 4.25 110 5.02 123.1 -0.2
2015 MIL MLB 24 0 34.3 0 2 0 31 12 34 7 .262 101 8.1 3.1 1.8 8.9 35% .253 .275 1.25 5.14 3.67 113 5.60 130.9 -0.4
2016 MIL MLB 67 0 67.0 8 5 13 38 25 90 6 .274 96 5.1 3.4 0.8 12.1 36% .229 .197 0.94 2.86 2.15 77 2.69 59.6 1.7
CareerMLB14410219.7149131709122023.2631027.03.70.99.038%.259.2351.193.832.871024.46104.50.9

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-
2011 WIS A 12 12 68.7 7 0 0 49 25 76 3 .267 94 6.4 3.3 0.4 10.0 45% .277 .218 1.08 2.97 1.57 79 1.99 80.7
2011 BRV A+ 12 12 68.0 3 6 0 45 33 84 5 .254 94 6.0 4.4 0.7 11.1 35% .256 .223 1.15 3.49 3.57 83 1.70 78.8
2012 MIL MLB 8 3 22.0 0 0 0 24 7 20 8 .265 114 9.8 2.9 3.3 8.2 45% .271 .291 1.41 7.13 4.50 130 7.23 165.8
2012 HUN AA 13 13 75.0 8 1 0 57 24 71 6 .258 103 6.8 2.9 0.7 8.5 41% .250 .237 1.08 3.32 3.00 95 3.58 93.8
2012 NAS AAA 8 8 37.7 2 3 0 38 13 42 1 .267 93 9.1 3.1 0.2 10.0 53% .356 .246 1.35 2.97 3.58 74 1.67 72.7
2013 MIL MLB 18 7 66.7 3 1 0 53 26 48 1 .254 105 7.2 3.5 0.1 6.5 38% .271 .219 1.19 3.08 2.02 108 4.50 107.6
2013 NAS AAA 15 15 74.7 0 9 0 90 29 87 11 .264 90 10.8 3.5 1.3 10.5 36% .380 .309 1.59 4.47 5.79 83 2.14 78.7
2014 MIL MLB 27 0 29.7 3 1 0 24 21 28 1 .262 100 7.3 6.4 0.3 8.5 37% .284 .256 1.52 3.77 4.25 110 5.02 123.1
2015 MIL MLB 24 0 34.3 0 2 0 31 12 34 7 .262 101 8.1 3.1 1.8 8.9 35% .253 .275 1.25 5.14 3.67 113 5.60 130.9
2015 CSP AAA 17 17 88.7 2 7 0 106 36 57 16 .272 113 10.8 3.7 1.6 5.8 42% .315 .289 1.60 5.90 5.28 111 4.91 107.2
2016 MIL MLB 67 0 67.0 8 5 13 38 25 90 6 .274 96 5.1 3.4 0.8 12.1 36% .229 .197 0.94 2.86 2.15 77 2.69 59.6

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
2012 375 0.4880 0.4347 0.8098 0.6230 0.2552 0.8596 0.6939 0.1902
2013 1062 0.4859 0.4171 0.8081 0.6182 0.2271 0.8621 0.6694 0.1919
2014 509 0.4774 0.4263 0.7419 0.6255 0.2444 0.8289 0.5385 0.2581
2015 640 0.4906 0.4719 0.7815 0.6592 0.2914 0.8599 0.6105 0.2185
2016 1138 0.4824 0.4587 0.7165 0.6375 0.2920 0.7686 0.6105 0.2835
Career37240.48470.44230.76670.63260.26320.82840.62590.2333

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
2014-06-07 2014-09-29 60-DL 114 100 Right Elbow Inflammation PRP Injection -
2002-01-01 2002-01-01 HS 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - Non-operative - Date Is Estimated -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $2,050,000
2017 BOS $2,050,000
2016 MIL $513,900
2015 MIL $510,500
2014 MIL $505,000
2013 MIL $
2012 MIL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,579,400
2018Current$2,050,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$5,629,400
5 yrTotal$5,629,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 57 dACES1 year/$2.05M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2018). Re-signed by Boston 12/4/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2017). Acquired by Boston in trade from Milwaukee 12/6/16. Signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5139M (2016). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5015M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/19/12.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2010 (3-96) (Charleston Southern). $0.3519M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .156 .253 .235 .189
11 vs R (Multi) .208 .286 .386 .242
18 Split (Multi) -.052 -.033 -.152 -.053
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .130 .223 .190 .159
31 vs R (2016) .185 .265 .370 .225
38 Split (2016) -.055 -.042 -.180 -.066
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who closes for Milwaukee now that they've traded their entire bullpen?
(Ankiel66 from Olympia)
My guess is Tyler Thornburg. (Mike Gianella)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt At season's end, who has more saves: Hector Neris, Tyler Thornburg or Dalier Hinojosa?
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Hector Neris is the best pitcher in this group. I can't make myself care at all who compiles the most saves. (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)When Tyler Thornburg releases the baseball, MY shoulder twinges by sheer mental imposition. Is his long-term risk for injury as bad as I assume it is, or are their any redeeming qualities in his delivery?
(Fred from Milwaukee)
His risk for shoulder injury is certainly up there, and his poor B&P will likely catch up to him with respect to pitch command. The over-the-top motion can lead to some deceiving stats, because mistimed deliveries tend to miss high or low with minimal lateral variation, and high/low pitches can generate strikes much more easily than those that are inside/outside. In this sense, the fact that the Brewer rotation is full of extreme over-the-top guys is a key ingredient behind their catchers' excellent marks in the framing metrics, since the low pitch is the easiest to get called a strike even when it misses the zone.

Redeeming qualities? Um, he has big torque, so there's that. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, If you were looking to add to your rotation and hold the rights to some young players who would you count on from this short list. Tyler Thornburg, Eric Johnson (whats the upside on Eric) Eddie Butler, Andrew Heaney?
(Jim from Tampa)
Hi Jim:

I don't know if you can really count on prospect pitchers, so that makes this a tough question to answer. I like Heaney better than Butler just because of the park difference (though I think Butler can play with that sinker). Of the four, I like Thornburg best. Johnson's upside for me is as a mid-tier rotation guy, although I could also see him not quite getting there. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is This Tyler Thornburg for real? Awful in moniors this year!
(BStephen from Milw)
He's living on a run of great command in the majors this year. Homers demolished him a year ago in his MLB callup and at Triple-A this year, but he's allowed just 1 in 66.7 MLB IP. The other skills aren't terribly impressive, so I can't really get behind saying the 2.03 ERA is legitimate. Even at 3.03, I'd expect some movement up. That said, he is a solid prospect who can continue to grow and become a worthwhile asset. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jed Bradley and Taylor Jungmann: what gives?
(Tyler from Indy)
The good news for Brewers fans: I'll see Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg this week. The bad news: I don't have a lot of positive on Bradley and Jungmann. I saw Bradley in camp; his stuff was actually slightly better than last season, but it's still very fringe. 88-91 with a little armside life/sink but was up in the zone. The slider has good shape but was soft. Just fringy all around.

I've seen Jungmann a ton, from his college days to a couple times as a pro. Stuff-wise, the biggest plus for Jungmann out of Texas was his fastball. He could sit comfortably at 92-94 with plus life, reaching 95-97 whenever he got into a jam. It looked like a future bat-destroying pitch. The breaking ball was always just okay, and his changeup came and went. Now Jungmann has been more 89-91 in pro ball, and he'll pop a 93 here and there. It looks like a potential back-end starter. He is a competitor who knows how to pitch, and that'll help him, but the stuff has taken a step back, and he hasn't rediscovered his college velocity. (Jason Cole)
2012-09-12 13:30:00 (link to chat)What do Arizona and Milwaukee's rotations look like in 2013? (I think we'd all rather have Arizona's problems in that regard)
(captnamerca from Florida)
As an A's fan I've learned 1) there's no such thing as too much pitching, and 2) when you feel you have too much pitching, it always seems to sort itself out. Arizona is loaded with pitching prospects and I'd guess a rotation of Kennedy, Cahill, Miley, and I'll say Bauer and Corbin, but Skaggs is obviously in the mix too. For Milwaukee I'd venture Gallardo, Fiers, Rogers, Estrada, and then either a free agent or Tyler Thornburg. By Spring Training of next year, the picture will be much clearer. (Paul Singman)


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