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Birth Date8-13-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 8 days
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-0.52014
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2016
0.62017
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
2013 BOS MLB 20 3 41.7 6 3 0 44 15 47 5 .268 100 9.5 3.2 1.1 10.2 42% .345 .270 1.42 3.45 4.97 93 3.63 86.8 0.6
2014 BOS MLB 19 15 87.0 1 10 0 88 36 70 11 .265 103 9.1 3.7 1.1 7.2 42% .296 .284 1.43 4.47 5.17 110 5.28 129.5 -0.5
2017 BOS MLB 33 0 39.7 1 1 0 37 11 37 7 .266 104 8.4 2.5 1.6 8.4 44% .283 .260 1.21 4.47 3.18 90 3.83 81.6 0.6
2018 BOS MLB 19 0 16.7 2 0 0 10 4 18 1 .259 108 5.4 2.2 0.5 9.7 40% .220 .203 0.84 2.50 1.62 83 3.34 75.2 0.3
CareerMLB9118185.0101401796617224.2651038.73.21.28.442%.298.2691.324.064.38994.45105.40.9

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 GRN A 26 26 131.0 6 7 0 128 33 115 10 .262 111 8.8 2.3 0.7 7.9 43% .313 .247 1.23 3.63 3.71 91 4.77 97.9
2012 SLM A+ 20 20 113.7 7 7 0 104 20 107 10 .261 100 8.2 1.6 0.8 8.5 48% .297 .226 1.09 3.20 3.40 84 2.64 57.4
2012 PME AA 5 5 25.0 3 1 0 23 5 23 2 .267 107 8.3 1.8 0.7 8.3 38% .296 .240 1.12 2.99 3.96 92 3.31 74.6
2013 BOS MLB 20 3 41.7 6 3 0 44 15 47 5 .268 100 9.5 3.2 1.1 10.2 42% .345 .270 1.42 3.45 4.97 93 3.63 86.8
2013 PME AA 11 10 65.7 5 1 0 51 17 74 6 .267 102 7.0 2.3 0.8 10.1 36% .281 .229 1.04 3.07 3.43 78 2.30 50.0
2013 PAW AAA 6 6 35.3 3 1 0 39 13 34 6 .258 100 9.9 3.3 1.5 8.7 42% .340 .276 1.47 4.75 2.80 97 4.18 96.2
2014 BOS MLB 19 15 87.0 1 10 0 88 36 70 11 .265 103 9.1 3.7 1.1 7.2 42% .296 .284 1.43 4.47 5.17 110 5.28 129.5
2014 PAW AAA 11 11 61.3 7 1 0 61 17 55 10 .252 94 9.0 2.5 1.5 8.1 37% .298 .260 1.27 4.50 4.11 96 3.93 87.2
2016 LOW A- 5 0 8.0 0 1 0 9 4 8 2 .254 10.1 4.5 2.2 9.0 56% .304 .273 1.62 6.01 6.75 96 4.27 103.3
2016 PME AA 4 0 10.0 0 0 0 15 7 5 3 .265 13.5 6.3 2.7 4.5 48% .324 .337 2.20 8.35 9.00 119 5.46 122.0
2016 RSX Rk 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 .239 95 9.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 40% .400 .245 1.00 0.30 4.50 90 2.51 58.9
2017 BOS MLB 33 0 39.7 1 1 0 37 11 37 7 .266 104 8.4 2.5 1.6 8.4 44% .283 .260 1.21 4.47 3.18 90 3.83 81.6
2017 PAW AAA 18 0 29.0 4 1 2 16 13 35 1 .252 5.0 4.0 0.3 10.9 46% .234 .184 1.00 2.71 1.55 85 2.72 61.9
2018 BOS MLB 19 0 16.7 2 0 0 10 4 18 1 .259 108 5.4 2.2 0.5 9.7 40% .220 .203 0.84 2.50 1.62 83 3.34 75.2
2018 PAW AAA 15 0 28.0 2 1 1 20 5 30 3 .252 6.4 1.6 1.0 9.6 41% .243 .207 0.89 3.21 4.18 90 3.17 67.3

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 766 0.5052 0.4191 0.7477 0.6021 0.2322 0.8283 0.5341 0.2523
2014 1415 0.5060 0.4495 0.8160 0.6159 0.2790 0.8889 0.6513 0.1840
2017 612 0.4673 0.4624 0.7562 0.6538 0.2945 0.8556 0.5625 0.2438
2018 260 0.4808 0.4077 0.7075 0.5760 0.2519 0.8889 0.3235 0.2925
Career30530.49590.44090.77760.61660.26810.8670.57620.2224

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 2011-07-02 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2017 BOS $
2016 BOS $539,500
2015 BOS $
2014 BOS $518,000
2013 BOS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,057,500
2 yrTotal$1,057,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 115 dCAA Sports1 year/$0.835M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.835M (2018). Re-signed by Boston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.635M (2017). Re-signed by Boston 12/16/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5395M (2016). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5395M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/15.
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Boston 7/9/13.
  • Drafted by Boston 2010 (2-57) (University of Texas). $0.8M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)in the Twilight Zone where the nation and the universe come together how about a trade Peavy and 4m for Gardner
(mlee730 from Boston)
You mean if the Red Sox and Yankees decide to hug it out the way the mail carrier and the dog did at the end of The Naked Gun?

Brett Gardner is probably an upgrade on Daniel Nava because of the former's defense, but not a huge upgrade and not enough for Boston to trade an asset like Jake Peavy. Even if the Red Sox thought that Felix Doubront or Brandon Workman could slot into the rotation, starting pitching depth is always at a premium. The deal would be great for the Yankees, but I think Peavy could bring back more in trade for Boston. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What will Brandon Workman do now that the Red Sox have signed Edward Mujica and traded for Burke Badenhop?
(Paul from Boston)
That's tough because No. 6 starter seems like a good plan for him, but if Dempster is 5 and Doubront is 6...

They have so much starting pitching that I could see a trade at some point. There are guys who would have more value to other teams than they have to the Red Sox. (Zachary Levine)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Baseball America said Brandon Workman is a potential top 100 prospect. How can be top 100 if he is going to be a 4th starter long term?
(Tim from NYC)
I still see Workman as a 7th/8th inning type, with a chance to log innings at the back of a rotation. He's a Texan, but I wouldn't rank him that high. But we all see talent thru a different lens, so its not a right/wrong debate. (Jason Parks)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)If you needed to manage one game for your life and Joe Maddon couldn't be reached, who would your next three calls be to? The internet bashes every manager into oblivion, but other than Maddon, it seems they seldom get any credit. Then again, Don Mattingly makes me want to bang my head against the wall.
(Connie Mack Daddy from Oz)
Can I go back in time? I don't bash managers, but it is hard to differentiate between them because so many of them employ the same tactics and have the same kind of group think. John Farrell would be on my list as long as he doesn't have to play with National League rules; him batting Brandon Workman in the ninth inning of Game 3 was maddening. Terry Francona still strikes me as a really strong manager who I'd put at the top of my short list. I'm having a hard time coming up with a third manager that I love. Joe Girardi is probably underrated because of the Yankees huge payroll, but he did a lot this year despite limited resources for the first time in his tenure. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Brandon Workman's future in Boston is in the bullpen, or in the rotation?
(PJ from Providence)
I think he has a skill set that could work in a rotation, but Boston will have a high enough bar for their rotation that he's unlikely to ever grab one of those spots. Pen for a playoff contender; potential second division rotation arm. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Jimmy Nelson, Chris Owings, Brandon Workman, Tyler Skaggs, and Johnny Cueto just got traded for R.A. Dickey, Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee, and Adam Dunn in my league. Not a fan of the veto so I wont veto this trade in my league, but just how lopsided is this for the side receiving Lee, Dickey, etc.?
(Gary from Georgia)
Hi Gary:

It depends on if your league has contracts or allows you to slot guys into rounds if you have a draft league. Cueto is a potentially strong keep assuming health and Skaggs has a nice ceiling. I've seen leagues where getting Cueto and Skaggs will net you four players, and it's not like Dickey or Dunn have been anything close to elite. It sounds like this is atypical for your league, though. The answer to these types of questions often depend more on your league culture than anything else. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Any thoughts on Brandon Workman. Think he could make it as a starter in the bigs? Also, can you see Boston having a shortstop 'problem' in a couple of years with Vinico, Bogaerts, Iglesias, Marrero and Tzu_Wei Lin?
(Gaillimh from Dublin, Ireland)
I think Workman ends up in the bullpen, most likely as a 7th inning type. I don't think the SS problem will be a legit problem. You can never have too much depth at a premium spot, and in the unlikely event that every shortstop prospect in the org develops into a shortstop at the highest level, the team can trade from the depth to fill a weakness elsewhere on the field. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Brandon Workman? Is it reasonable to characterize him as an under-the-radar future No.4 SP, or do you think he's more likely destined for a 7th inning role?
(Ben from Boston)
I see Brandon Workman as a reliever. There is some effort and jerk in the delivery. He wears himself down given the energy he expends over the course of multiple innings and trips through a lineup. The cutter is a plus pitch, which should play up nicely for him in a relief role. I've had his fastball up to 95 mph and think it can work close to its peak in the shorter stints too. 7th inning reliever sounds right, with a chance to get a little more leverage out of him depending on how the stuff plays up and the command works in the shorter stints. (Chris Mellen)


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