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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 6 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
-0.02016
0.12017
2018
-0.62019
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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
2016 MIN MLB 16 0 17.3 1 3 0 14 11 14 2 110 7.3 5.7 1.0 7.3 55% .267 1.44 4.89 4.15 97 5.11 113.2 0.0
2017 MIN MLB 6 0 7.3 0 0 0 8 8 7 2 106 9.8 9.8 2.5 8.6 35% .286 2.18 8.04 4.91 108 3.81 81.0 0.1
CareerMLB22024.713022192141098.06.91.57.749%.2731.665.834.381014.72103.60.1

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-
2010 FTM A+ FSL 4 4 15.7 2 0 0 6 5 23 0 93 3.4 2.9 0.0 13.2 44% .200 0.70 1.45 0.57 0 0.00 0.0
2011 FTM A+ FSL 12 4 40.7 2 3 1 28 22 39 5 93 6.2 4.9 1.1 8.6 33% .219 1.23 4.82 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TWI Rk GCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 85 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 1.00 4.40 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NBR AA EAS 1 1 4.3 0 0 0 6 2 3 1 100 12.5 4.2 2.1 6.2 56% .333 1.85 6.19 4.15 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TWI Rk GCL 1 1 0.7 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 99 54.0 13.5 0.0 0.0 40% .800 7.50 7.93 40.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TWI Rk GCL 6 6 15.0 0 1 0 25 5 18 1 103 15.0 3.0 0.6 10.8 28% .462 2.00 3.32 7.20 0 0.00 0.0
2014 FTM A+ FSL 18 7 62.3 3 3 0 71 25 70 2 100 10.3 3.6 0.3 10.1 46% .379 1.54 2.90 4.04 94 3.18 69.3
2014 NBR AA EAS 13 1 21.7 1 0 1 19 6 27 3 103 7.9 2.5 1.2 11.2 21% .302 1.15 3.49 3.74 77 2.44 51.6
2015 CHT AA SOU 30 18 115.3 8 4 0 117 43 100 7 100 9.1 3.4 0.5 7.8 39% .325 1.39 3.50 4.53 99 3.17 75.3
2016 MIN MLB AL 16 0 17.3 1 3 0 14 11 14 2 110 7.3 5.7 1.0 7.3 55% .267 1.44 4.89 4.15 97 5.11 113.2
2016 CHT AA SOU 6 0 7.0 0 1 0 10 1 6 0 12.9 1.3 0.0 7.7 30% .435 1.57 2.03 6.43 77 2.19 49.8
2016 ROC AAA INT 39 0 49.7 2 1 11 42 24 50 2 7.6 4.3 0.4 9.1 47% .294 1.33 3.25 3.62 84 2.71 60.0
2017 MIN MLB AL 6 0 7.3 0 0 0 8 8 7 2 106 9.8 9.8 2.5 8.6 35% .286 2.18 8.04 4.91 108 3.81 81.0
2017 ROC AAA INT 34 0 47.3 7 3 7 33 11 48 5 6.3 2.1 1.0 9.1 33% .237 0.93 3.37 3.23 78 2.23 47.3
2018 NWO AAA PCL 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 12.3 7.4 2.5 0.0 47% .286 2.18 9.74 9.82 83 2.88 61.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 302 0.4636 0.4338 0.7176 0.6286 0.2654 0.8068 0.5349 0.2824
2017 155 0.4387 0.4258 0.7424 0.7206 0.1954 0.7551 0.7059 0.2576
Career4570.45520.43110.72600.65980.24170.78930.59290.2740

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
2013-10-25 2013-10-25 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Radial Nerve Decompression 2013-10-25 -
2012-04-10 2012-09-05 Minors 148 135 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-02 -
2011-04-12 2011-07-17 Minors 96 87 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIA $
2017 MIN $
2016 MIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 51 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/15/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Minnesota 6/1/17. DFA by Minnesota 6/23/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Minnesota 8/26/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/16.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2010 (1-21) (Ohio State). $1.332M 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 2.1 1.7 0.3 27 4 49.0 43 22 36 7 .253 1.32 4.46 4.98 -0.5 -0.1
80o 1.8 1.6 0.2 24 3 43.2 41 20 32 7 .266 1.42 4.89 5.45 -2.6 -0.3
70o 1.6 1.5 0.2 21 3 39.2 39 20 29 6 .276 1.49 5.20 5.8 -3.7 -0.4
60o 1.4 1.4 0.2 20 3 35.8 37 19 26 6 .284 1.56 5.47 6.11 -4.6 -0.5
50o 1.3 1.3 0.2 18 2 32.8 35 18 24 6 .292 1.62 5.73 6.4 -5.2 -0.6
40o 1.1 1.2 0.1 16 2 29.8 33 17 22 5 .300 1.68 5.99 6.7 -5.6 -0.6
30o 0.9 1.1 0.1 15 2 26.6 31 16 20 5 .309 1.75 6.28 7.02 -5.9 -0.6
20o 0.8 0.9 0.1 13 2 23.1 28 14 17 5 .319 1.84 6.62 7.41 -6.1 -0.7
10o 0.6 0.8 0.1 10 1 18.4 24 12 13 4 .333 1.96 7.11 7.96 -5.9 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.21.20.218232.13417236.2901.615.696.36-4.9-0.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any starting pitchers you can recall whose body, delivery, athleticism, etc. all allowed you to project especially strong (or weak) command and then the player ended up surprising (without an injury as explanation)? In other words, how likely is it for a scout to guess really, really wrong with a command profile?
(jadelman from Syracuse, NY)
Command is one of the most difficult things to project in a pitcher and one of the most difficult things for a pitcher to master. Guys can lose it for a lot of reasons beyond physical attributes. Take a guy like Alex Wimmers as an example. I think every scout in the world gave him positive command projections coming out of college, and look what happened. Who knows that happens sometimes... (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Steve Blass disease was never well understood, but can you say a few words about some guys who have had non-fatal bouts with it and how they managed to recover? Shooter Hunt and Alex Wimmers, both in the MIN org in the recent past, fall into this category.
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Well, it depends on the conditions surrounding the disease. Danny Hultzen completely lost it last year, throwing as many pitches to the backstop as those that hit leather. As a lefty with an extremely closed stride, there are aspects of his delivery that failed to support his natural signature, so his issues were rooted in mechanics and there was a pretty straightforward fix for his problems. Sometimes the problem is tied to a lack of functional strength or poor balance, and sometimes it's mental. Give me the guys with mechanical issues in order to put them in a physical position to succeed.

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