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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
91.3 4.71 1.26 60 5 5 0 -0.1
Birth Date11-9-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
0.92016
-0.12017
-0.02018
-0.12019
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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 OAK MLB 24 6 70.0 2 4 2 72 6 27 9 97 9.3 0.8 1.2 3.5 53% .265 1.11 4.30 4.24 104 3.98 88.1 0.9
2017 OAK MLB 6 0 14.7 0 0 0 19 1 10 5 11.7 0.6 3.1 6.1 43% .286 1.36 6.41 7.98 113 5.67 120.6 -0.1
2018 LAN MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 99 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 40% .250 2.00 16.12 9.00 107 5.86 130.9 0.0
CareerMLB31685.72429373715819.80.71.63.951%.2681.174.804.941064.2994.20.8

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 JAM A- NYP 4 4 20.7 1 1 0 19 2 21 1 101 8.3 0.9 0.4 9.1 0% .300 1.01 2.49 1.74 0 0.00 0.0
2010 MRL Rk GCL 3 2 10.7 1 0 0 8 1 16 0 103 6.7 0.8 0.0 13.5 0% .320 0.84 1.07 0.84 0 0.00 0.0
2011 GRB A SAL 22 22 119.0 7 6 0 124 41 84 12 106 9.4 3.1 0.9 6.4 0% .306 1.39 4.83 4.16 111 5.19 106.0
2012 JUP A+ FSL 9 8 44.7 4 1 0 41 10 33 2 100 8.3 2.0 0.4 6.6 0% .289 1.14 3.17 1.21 93 4.14 86.3
2012 JAX AA SOU 21 10 68.7 4 6 0 77 12 45 4 102 10.1 1.6 0.5 5.9 0% .323 1.30 3.24 3.80 92 4.78 99.5
2013 MID AA TEX 28 28 165.7 8 12 0 172 36 96 18 105 9.3 2.0 1.0 5.2 0% .285 1.26 4.06 4.35 108 4.50 97.8
2014 STO A+ CAL 2 2 15.7 0 0 0 8 0 19 0 98 4.6 0.0 0.0 10.9 0% .222 0.51 1.49 0.57 61 1.51 32.0
2014 MID AA TEX 5 5 31.0 3 0 0 25 4 25 0 93 7.3 1.2 0.0 7.3 0% .269 0.94 2.18 0.58 79 3.03 64.2
2014 SAC AAA PCL 20 19 119.3 7 7 0 137 16 80 15 85 10.3 1.2 1.1 6.0 0% .317 1.28 4.49 4.07 100 5.53 117.1
2015 MID AA TEX 7 7 36.3 3 3 0 43 15 22 7 123 10.7 3.7 1.7 5.4 0% .313 1.60 5.91 6.44 126 5.95 130.6
2015 NAS AAA PCL 21 20 131.3 7 10 0 151 20 78 10 89 10.3 1.4 0.7 5.3 0% .321 1.30 3.97 4.18 95 4.54 99.5
2016 OAK MLB AL 24 6 70.0 2 4 2 72 6 27 9 97 9.3 0.8 1.2 3.5 53% .265 1.11 4.30 4.24 104 3.98 88.1
2016 NAS AAA PCL 11 11 61.7 7 2 0 62 8 32 5 88 9.0 1.2 0.7 4.7 53% .274 1.14 4.17 3.21 103 3.60 79.6
2017 OAK MLB AL 6 0 14.7 0 0 0 19 1 10 5 11.7 0.6 3.1 6.1 43% .286 1.36 6.41 7.98 113 5.67 120.6
2017 NAS AAA PCL 21 16 99.0 4 8 0 115 10 43 9 93 10.5 0.9 0.8 3.9 50% .307 1.26 4.52 4.82 101 4.32 92.0
2018 LAN MLB NL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 99 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 40% .250 2.00 16.12 9.00 107 5.86 130.9
2018 LOU AAA INT 18 3 39.7 2 2 1 52 3 23 10 92 11.8 0.7 2.3 5.2 44% .316 1.39 5.82 5.90 123 6.72 142.0
2018 OKL AAA PCL 14 11 61.3 3 2 0 66 12 45 5 97 9.7 1.8 0.7 6.6 54% .310 1.27 4.06 3.82 94 3.98 84.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 943 0.4952 0.5461 0.8155 0.7452 0.3508 0.8966 0.6467 0.1845
2017 244 0.5287 0.5164 0.7857 0.6744 0.3391 0.8506 0.6410 0.2143
2018 15 0.6000 0.6667 1.0000 0.8889 0.3333 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career12020.50330.54160.81180.73260.34820.88860.65000.1882

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
2011-08-26 2011-09-18 Minors 23 0 Right Elbow Strain - -
2011-07-30 2011-08-18 Minors 19 0 Right Forearm Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 LAN $
2017 OAK $
2016 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 149 dMSM Sports2019

Details
  • 2019. Signed by Seibu Lions of Japan 11/18.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/6/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 4/3/18. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade 4/17/18 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 4/5/18. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Cincinnati 7/4/18.
  • 1 year (2017). DFA by Oakland 1/18/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/25/17. Contract selected by Oakland 5/24/17. DFA by Oakland 8/16/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/18/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Oakland 5/11/16.
  • Signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/28/13 (minor-league contract).
  • Released by Miami 3/26/13.
  • Drafted by Miami 2010 (17-527) (Oklahoma).

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 15.1 0 0.1 25 15 105.5 94 21 65 14 .248 1.09 3.89 4.11 -10.6 -1.1
80o 13.7 0 0.1 24 14 99.2 95 21 61 14 .260 1.16 4.24 4.48 -13.8 -1.5
70o 12.8 0 0.1 23 14 94.8 94 21 58 14 .269 1.22 4.49 4.75 -15.8 -1.7
60o 12.1 0 0.1 22 13 91.0 94 21 56 14 .276 1.27 4.71 4.98 -17.4 -1.9
50o 11.4 0 0.1 21 13 87.6 94 21 54 14 .283 1.31 4.92 5.21 -18.8 -2.0
40o 10.7 0 0.1 20 12 84.2 94 21 52 14 .290 1.36 5.13 5.43 -20.0 -2.2
30o 10 0 0.1 19 12 80.7 93 21 49 14 .298 1.41 5.36 5.68 -21.3 -2.3
20o 9.2 0 0.1 18 11 76.6 92 20 47 14 .307 1.47 5.63 5.96 -22.4 -2.4
10o 8.2 0 0.1 17 10 71.1 91 20 44 14 .319 1.56 6.01 6.37 -23.8 -2.6
Weighted Mean11.400.1211387.293215314.2821.304.905.18-18.4-2.0

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
202031560251510911523701848.2991.264.975.559.51.95.81.5-0.4
2021324502012889219571548.2961.275.065.649.42.05.91.5-0.4
2022333401811798218501448.2951.265.095.689.32.05.71.6-0.4
202334340159677115431248.2981.285.165.769.52.05.71.6-0.4
202435340159656815421248.2961.275.135.729.42.15.81.7-0.3
202536330148616414391148.2961.285.165.769.42.15.81.6-0.3
202637230138576013361048.2961.275.205.809.42.05.71.6-0.4
202738230138565913361048.2961.295.215.819.52.15.81.6-0.3
202839230137555813351048.2961.285.235.839.42.15.71.6-0.4

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 82 Nick Greenwood 2018 0.00 DNP
2 80 David Martinez 2018 0.00 DNP
3 80 Casey Lawrence 2018 7.33
4 79 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
5 79 Yohan Flande 2016 14.73
6 78 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
7 78 Ronald Bay 2014 0.00 DNP
8 78 Sean O'Sullivan 2018 0.00 DNP
9 78 Ryan Feierabend 2016 0.00 DNP
10 78 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
11 78 Duane Below 2016 0.00 DNP
12 77 Bruce Billings 2016 0.00 DNP
13 77 Chris Volstad 2017 5.12
14 77 Kelvin Marte 2018 0.00 DNP
15 77 Thad Weber 2015 0.00 DNP
16 77 J.R. Mathes 2012 0.00 DNP
17 77 Josh Smith 2018 0.00 DNP
18 76 Joe Martinez 2013 1.80
19 76 Bryan Evans 2017 0.00 DNP
20 76 Christian Bergman 2018 5.79
21 76 Richard Bleier 2017 3.27
22 76 J.D. Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
23 76 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
24 76 Scott Copeland 2018 0.00
25 75 Bo Schultz 2016 5.51
26 75 Carlos Hernandez 2017 0.00 DNP
27 75 Chris Rusin 2017 3.28
28 74 Stephen Fife 2017 0.00 DNP
29 74 Andrew Albers 2016 8.47
30 74 Nate Long 2016 0.00 DNP
31 74 Yohan Pino 2014 5.52
32 74 Jeremy Kehrt 2016 0.00 DNP
33 73 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
34 73 Scott Diamond 2017 0.00 DNP
35 73 Anthony Vasquez 2017 0.00 DNP
36 73 Brad Mills 2015 5.40
37 73 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2015 0.00 DNP
38 73 Eddie Gamboa 2015 0.00 DNP
39 73 Jason Stanford 2007 5.13
40 73 David Hale 2018 3.95
41 73 Chris Sampson 2008 4.60
42 73 A.J. Morris 2017 0.00 DNP
43 73 John Ely 2016 0.00 DNP
44 73 Brooks Brown 2015 4.91
45 73 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
46 72 Willie Collazo 2010 0.00 DNP
47 72 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
48 72 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
49 72 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
50 72 Everett Teaford 2014 0.00 DNP
51 72 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
52 72 Randy Boone 2015 0.00 DNP
53 72 Andrew Baldwin 2013 0.00 DNP
54 72 Elih Villanueva 2017 0.00 DNP
55 72 Sam Narron 2012 0.00 DNP
56 72 Nick Additon 2018 0.00 DNP
57 72 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
58 72 Chris Oxspring 2007 0.00 DNP
59 71 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
60 71 Graham Taylor 2014 0.00 DNP
61 71 Adam Wilk 2018 0.00 DNP
62 71 Jorge Campillo 2009 6.23
63 71 Donovan Hand 2016 0.00 DNP
64 71 Jeff Mandel 2015 0.00 DNP
65 71 Justin Marks 2018 0.00 DNP
66 71 Matt Torra 2014 0.00 DNP
67 71 Michael Brady 2017 6.54
68 71 Murphy Smith 2018 8.10
69 71 Philip Humber 2013 7.90
70 71 Chris Seddon 2014 0.00 DNP
71 71 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
72 70 Blake Johnson 2015 0.00 DNP
73 70 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
74 70 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
75 70 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
76 70 Greg Smith 2014 0.00 DNP
77 70 Terry Doyle 2016 0.00 DNP
78 70 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
79 70 Scott McGregor 2017 0.00 DNP
80 69 Chris Heston 2018 0.00 DNP
81 69 Chris Jakubauskas 2009 5.71
82 69 Eddie Bonine 2011 0.00 DNP
83 69 Paolo Espino 2017 6.38
84 69 Zach Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
85 69 Matt Ginter 2008 5.14
86 69 Kris Johnson 2015 0.00 DNP
87 69 Steve Bray 2011 0.00 DNP
88 69 Steven Wright 2015 4.71
89 69 Joshua Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
90 69 Brian Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
91 69 Hiram Burgos 2018 0.00 DNP
92 69 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
93 68 Andrew Kown 2013 0.00 DNP
94 68 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
95 68 Vance Worley 2018 0.00 DNP
96 68 Jeremy Bleich 2017 0.00 DNP
97 68 Jon Link 2014 0.00 DNP
98 68 Erik Arnesen 2014 0.00 DNP
99 68 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
100 68 Bobby Cramer 2010 3.04

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 After seven seasons as a minor-league starter Neal finally made his MLB debut at age 27 and finished a solid rookie year with a strong September in Oakland's bullpen. Neal tops out in the low 90s, but features good off-speed stuff and pounds the strike zone. And no pitcher missed fewer bats in 2016, as Neal managed a minuscule 3.47 strikeouts per nine innings. That's the fifth-lowest strikeout rate by any pitcher with 70 or more innings since 2010, and each of the four lower rates belonged to starters (Aaron Cook, Justin Nicolino, Jake Westbrook, Derek Lowe). Neal generated more whiffs in the minors, but just barely, averaging 5.5 K/9 at Double-A and Triple-A. He has the potential to be a useful low-leverage arm, but more than that he has the potential to make for a really weird viewing experience.

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