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Birth Date3-5-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 13 days
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0.02017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2017 PHI MLB 15 15 88.7 4 7 0 90 24 52 13 .257 94 9.1 2.4 1.3 5.3 39% .280 .278 1.29 4.99 4.26 117 5.54 117.9 0.0
CareerMLB151588.747090245213.257949.12.41.35.339%.280.2781.294.994.261175.54117.90.0

Statistics for All Levels

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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-
2013 DYT A 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 2 1 7 0 .267 114 4.5 2.2 0.0 15.8 62% .250 .206 0.75 0.58 2.25 88 2.85 93.6
2013 BIL Rk 12 12 37.0 0 3 0 21 12 49 0 .283 92 5.1 2.9 0.0 11.9 48% .250 .198 0.89 2.48 0.73 67 1.38 74.3
2014 BAK A+ 13 13 79.0 10 1 0 57 16 95 6 .267 108 6.5 1.8 0.7 10.8 35% .281 .196 0.92 2.96 2.28 64 1.16 72.8
2014 PEN AA 13 13 72.0 3 6 0 60 36 76 7 .261 100 7.5 4.5 0.9 9.5 37% .290 .261 1.33 4.00 3.88 113 4.88 105.4
2015 REA AA 25 25 143.7 8 7 0 160 45 111 14 .252 107 10.0 2.8 0.9 7.0 40% .336 .274 1.43 4.07 4.13 103 4.00 99.6
2016 REA AA 9 9 53.0 7 0 0 35 15 49 1 .255 114 5.9 2.5 0.2 8.3 39% .241 .190 0.94 2.60 1.87 86 2.14 81.5
2016 LEH AAA 19 19 117.7 11 5 0 83 27 90 10 .249 97 6.3 2.1 0.8 6.9 41% .221 .208 0.93 3.51 3.06 104 3.19 95.1
2017 PHI MLB 15 15 88.7 4 7 0 90 24 52 13 .257 94 9.1 2.4 1.3 5.3 39% .280 .278 1.29 4.99 4.26 117 5.54 117.9
2017 LEH AAA 16 16 97.0 7 5 0 91 22 82 3 .250 99 8.4 2.0 0.3 7.6 39% .299 .229 1.16 2.84 3.15 92 2.67 60.9

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
2017 1412 0.5177 0.4639 0.8214 0.6306 0.2849 0.8503 0.7526 0.1786
Career14120.51770.46390.82140.63060.28490.85030.75260.1786

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 83 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Philadelphia 11/18/16. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17.
  • Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Cincinnati 12/31/14.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2013 (4-135) (Central Florida). $0.35M signing bonus ($0.3679M slot).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-05-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you know about Stephen Gonsalves? Stuff to match the numbers?
(SG from Phila)
He is just outside their top 10 for me. I think he could be a little something but not what the numbers indicate. Kind of like a Ben Lively situation last year. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)is Ben Lively able to keep his deception through the MLB-level, or does he really showcase as a #4 starter? Is his upside closer to dominant or more of an average MLB pitcher?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I think the deception plays, but the upside maxes out as a mid-rotation type with a higher likelihood he gives you solid innings in a number 4 package. The fastball/slider aren't quite impressive enough for me to view it as a shut-down closer type in the pen, so the back of a rotation seems like the most realistic fit based on skill set and value offered. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pitcher will have the highest impact in the Majors: Josh Hader, Aaron Blair, or Ben Lively?
(Steve from nowhere)
Tough one. Hader is a reliever for me but could be nasty. Lively back-end guy. Blair back-end guy with a chance for more. I'll go Blair. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Any news on Ben Lively and how he would compare on the list?
(Brady from Southeastern)
Very good arm but not a high-end profile; more of a #4 type. Not in consideration for the 50 despite the strong production. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Folow-up to the Michael Lorenzen question... I have heard some people even prefer Ben Lively to Lorenzen. What futures do you see these two?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Those people aren't watching Lively or Lorenzen in person. I haven't seen either one either, but our guys have and I trust their reports. Lively got off to a great start this year but the stuff isn't dominant. He's a back-end guy. Lorenzen has a number two starter ceiling or could be an impact reliever. Lorenzen is closer to Stephenson than he is to Lively. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Ben Lively anything more than a back end starter?
(Ryan from Sarasota)
That's about where I have him pegged. Maybe a #3 in a perfect world scenario, but a likely 4/5 type. Deceptive arm slot/action; FB works 90-92 and can touch higher; changes sight lines and can work all four quadrants; riding action; slider can miss barrels and is either a 55 or 60 pitch depending on the source; average to solid average CH/CB; good pitchability and workhorse build. Not bad. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Better long-term ceiling: Ben Lively, Aaron Blair, or Jen-Ho Tseng?
(Steve from Philly)
I would take Tseng. I dig it. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul, Daniel Winkler and Ben Lively have carried over last years success into this year with incredible early season performances. Are these guys for real and in a dynasty league would you add one or both in place of, Mauricio Cabrera, Jose Martinez or Lewis Thorpe?
(Rup from DC)
I'd prefer them to the three others. I don't know that either is a star, but both are raising their stock (Paul Sporer)


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