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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-25-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12014
2.42015
1.42016
0.32017
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 WAS MLB 3 3 12.0 0 1 0 17 6 11 5 .254 104 12.8 4.5 3.8 8.2 37% .316 .373 1.92 8.35 7.50 104 4.75 113.8 0.0
2014 TBA MLB 2 2 12.0 1 1 0 7 4 13 3 .261 100 5.2 3.0 2.2 9.8 47% .148 .264 0.92 5.74 4.50 108 4.38 107.3 0.1
2015 TBA MLB 27 26 147.0 7 5 0 132 56 145 19 .261 99 8.1 3.4 1.2 8.9 43% .285 .257 1.28 4.05 3.67 100 3.67 85.8 2.4
2016 SEA MLB 22 15 94.3 6 2 1 95 45 101 11 .259 102 9.1 4.3 1.0 9.6 43% .327 .267 1.48 4.00 5.15 97 4.00 88.5 1.4
2017 KCA MLB 9 8 45.3 2 2 0 41 13 51 9 .264 105 8.1 2.6 1.8 10.1 48% .283 .246 1.19 4.45 4.17 103 4.92 104.8 0.3
CareerMLB6354310.71611129212432147.2601018.53.61.49.344%.295.2641.344.334.37994.0692.14.1

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 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 AUB A- 8 8 36.7 3 2 0 27 27 33 1 .259 101 6.6 6.6 0.2 8.1 47% .277 .246 1.47 4.45 3.44 111 5.85 128.2
2011 NAT Rk 5 5 18.7 0 0 0 2 6 26 0 .249 103 1.0 2.9 0.0 12.5 48% .065 .096 0.43 1.90 0.00 77 1.91 40.2
2012 HAG A 11 5 44.3 3 0 2 23 21 61 1 .252 103 4.7 4.3 0.2 12.4 50% .237 .177 0.99 2.74 2.03 74 2.24 45.8
2012 POT A+ 13 13 71.7 8 4 0 47 26 87 1 .262 99 5.9 3.3 0.1 10.9 53% .287 .190 1.02 2.39 2.26 73 1.70 36.9
2013 WAS MLB 3 3 12.0 0 1 0 17 6 11 5 .254 104 12.8 4.5 3.8 8.2 37% .316 .373 1.92 8.35 7.50 104 4.75 113.8
2013 HAR AA 23 23 132.7 10 6 0 109 48 155 14 .268 98 7.4 3.3 0.9 10.5 47% .289 .247 1.18 3.59 3.26 74 2.49 54.2
2014 TBA MLB 2 2 12.0 1 1 0 7 4 13 3 .261 100 5.2 3.0 2.2 9.8 47% .148 .264 0.92 5.74 4.50 108 4.38 107.3
2014 DUR AAA 27 27 145.3 9 9 0 142 62 153 16 .250 105 8.8 3.8 1.0 9.5 47% .323 .247 1.40 4.01 5.08 86 3.67 81.5
2015 TBA MLB 27 26 147.0 7 5 0 132 56 145 19 .261 99 8.1 3.4 1.2 8.9 43% .285 .257 1.28 4.05 3.67 100 3.67 85.8
2016 SEA MLB 22 15 94.3 6 2 1 95 45 101 11 .259 102 9.1 4.3 1.0 9.6 43% .327 .267 1.48 4.00 5.15 97 4.00 88.5
2017 KCA MLB 9 8 45.3 2 2 0 41 13 51 9 .264 105 8.1 2.6 1.8 10.1 48% .283 .246 1.19 4.45 4.17 103 4.92 104.8

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 246 0.4756 0.4390 0.7778 0.6496 0.2481 0.8158 0.6875 0.2222
2014 205 0.4732 0.4488 0.7391 0.5979 0.3148 0.7759 0.6765 0.2609
2015 2406 0.4751 0.4418 0.7705 0.6150 0.2850 0.8435 0.6278 0.2295
2016 1671 0.4895 0.4339 0.7324 0.5733 0.3001 0.8358 0.5430 0.2676
2017 740 0.4689 0.4595 0.7059 0.6369 0.3028 0.8326 0.4706 0.2941
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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
2010-06-21 2010-08-28 Minors 68 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-06-21 2010-08-29 Minors 69 0 Right Shoulder Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 KCA $1,375,000
2017 KCA $571,000
2016 SEA $523,700
2015 TBA $508,800
2014 TBA $
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,603,500
2018Current$1,375,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,978,500
4 yrTotal$2,978,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 33 dKevin Hubbard1 year/$1.375M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2018). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Seattle 1/6/17. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5237M (2016). Re-signed by Seattle 3/3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5088M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Washington 11/20/12. Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13.
  • Drafted by Washington 2009 (12-352) (Texas Tech).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .225 .321 .338 .243
11 vs R (Multi) .272 .338 .470 .284
18 Split (Multi) -.047 -.018 -.132 -.041
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .206 .305 .324 .227
31 vs R (2016) .305 .377 .497 .303
38 Split (2016) -.099 -.073 -.174 -.077
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Ok, so sorry about the quality of the players in this Q, but 15-team, 30 man roster... Thoughts on Nate Karns so far? Would you drop him for JC Ramirez, Miguel Gonzalez, Derek Holland, Matt Cain, Erasmo, Shields, Brett Anderson or Nolasco? What type of FAAB bid?
(Craij's brother from another mother from Sandwich, UK)
Yeah I'd dump Karns pretty easily. I'd probably opt for either Gonzalez or Nolasco, as tepid as those waters are. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Alex Colome or Nate Karns or Burch Smith as a starter?
(Goseman from Detroit)
I'll take Colome out of that trio. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nate Karns anything other than a back of the rotation or bullpen arm?
(Mark from IA)
Not for me, no. I think he's a bit of a swingman that can fill the back of a rotation on the right team. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Archer working hard on change-up, Jake Odorizzi learning how to throw Alex Cobb's split-finger change-up, Nate Karns improving on his change-up and Jake McGee adding a change-up w/ a possibility of a curveball to his repertoire. Which one of these guys will benefit most from adding the pitch that some people are obsessed/fixated/fascinated with? If Odorizzi does indeed learn and hone "The Thing"(split-change), would this take him from a bottom-of-rotation to a 2/3 guy because he'll finally have an out-pitch?
(jlarsen from Chicagoland Area)
a killer changeup can move the needle, sure. But some times a guy is just hoping to get a half-way decent one. In theory any big league pitcher who 'learns awesome new pitch' is going to get better, change cutter knucklecurve etc, but it feels to me like Odorizzi and Archer are going to benefit the most, since they are already potential quality starters and this could put them over the top. Karns could be helped out by having a better chance to stick in the rotation, but that's not as shiny as having a chacne to be a front-line guy. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nate Karns or Jesse Hahn?
(Danny from Boston)
Looks like the details of that Rays-Nats swap are coming in, so we've got a few Qs on that front.

This is a fun one because the Rays just traded Jesse Hahn (and Alex Torres) for Logan Forsythe and a grab bag of prospects a month ago, and now they've traded Jose Lobaton (and a grab bag of prospects) for Nick Karns.

Hahn and Karns are similar in a few senses: both were college arms, both have injury histories, both have two good pitches, and so on. Even their outlooks are a lot alike: possible MOR arm or impact bullpen guy. I guess it comes down to the medicals, and without knowing which is better, I'll just call them evenish. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Nate Karns - Jose Lobaton deal? Seems like the Rays did better, but the Nats getting Felipe Rivero might help their case a bit
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
We covered this earlier in the chat but it's been a while so:

It seems like a fair deal. Lobaton was out of options and the Rays had two superior catchers they made multi-year commitments toward this winter. They obviously wanted Karns, but the Nationals didn't consider that a fair swap, so the Rays added two interesting, but limited parts to make it work. Both sides should be satisfied with the deal. (R.J. Anderson)


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