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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
49.3 4.49 1.27 49 2 1 0 -0.1
Birth Date11-28-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.32015
-0.12016
-0.42017
-0.22018
-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
2014 SDN MLB 56 0 54.3 3 3 6 42 18 56 2 94 7.0 3.0 0.3 9.3 41% .278 1.10 2.62 2.48 89 3.24 79.5 0.8
2015 SDN MLB 57 0 58.3 3 2 0 52 20 58 6 97 8.0 3.1 0.9 8.9 44% .291 1.23 3.58 4.01 95 4.29 100.1 0.3
2016 SDN MLB 60 0 59.7 7 7 2 55 22 42 8 95 8.3 3.3 1.2 6.3 38% .260 1.29 4.62 3.92 107 5.16 114.2 -0.1
2017 SDN MLB 20 0 26.3 0 2 0 32 16 23 5 94 10.9 5.5 1.7 7.9 47% .338 1.82 5.83 7.86 108 6.43 136.9 -0.4
2018 CIN MLB 10 0 9.0 0 1 0 13 6 7 3 97 13.0 6.0 3.0 7.0 38% .345 2.11 7.90 11.00 108 6.39 142.7 -0.2
CareerMLB2030207.7131581948218624958.43.61.08.142%.2871.334.104.381004.63105.30.5

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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 FTW A 18 0 21.3 1 1 9 12 6 38 0 101 5.1 2.5 0.0 16.0 45% .316 0.84 0.63 0.84 0 0.00 0.0
2011 EUG A- 17 0 20.7 1 0 9 13 6 33 0 91 5.7 2.6 0.0 14.4 57% .351 0.92 1.27 0.44 0 0.00 0.0
2012 LEL A+ 52 0 57.7 3 2 27 42 22 70 1 89 6.6 3.4 0.2 10.9 50% .301 1.11 2.75 0.94 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PER Wnt 11 0 11.0 0 0 6 4 3 16 1 3.3 2.5 0.8 13.1 0% .143 0.64 3.01 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SAN AA 29 0 31.0 2 0 13 16 10 46 1 95 4.6 2.9 0.3 13.4 53% .246 0.84 1.76 0.29 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TUC AAA 28 0 34.0 8 2 4 33 19 38 0 104 8.7 5.0 0.0 10.1 49% .359 1.53 3.18 2.91 0 0.00 0.0
2014 SDN MLB 56 0 54.3 3 3 6 42 18 56 2 94 7.0 3.0 0.3 9.3 41% .278 1.10 2.62 2.48 89 3.24 79.5
2014 ELP AAA 13 0 14.3 0 0 6 9 4 12 0 104 5.7 2.5 0.0 7.5 67% .222 0.91 2.85 1.26 80 6.57 133.2
2015 SDN MLB 57 0 58.3 3 2 0 52 20 58 6 97 8.0 3.1 0.9 8.9 44% .291 1.23 3.58 4.01 95 4.29 100.1
2015 ELP AAA 9 0 11.7 1 0 2 6 2 14 0 111 4.6 1.5 0.0 10.8 39% .261 0.69 1.71 0.77 95 5.30 114.1
2016 SDN MLB 60 0 59.7 7 7 2 55 22 42 8 95 8.3 3.3 1.2 6.3 38% .260 1.29 4.62 3.92 107 5.16 114.2
2016 ELP AAA 9 0 13.0 1 0 2 12 2 16 0 8.3 1.4 0.0 11.1 51% .343 1.08 1.72 2.08 94 3.77 82.5
2017 SDN MLB 20 0 26.3 0 2 0 32 16 23 5 94 10.9 5.5 1.7 7.9 47% .338 1.82 5.83 7.86 108 6.43 136.9
2017 ELP AAA 22 0 27.7 4 1 4 28 9 24 4 9.1 2.9 1.3 7.8 51% .316 1.34 4.95 3.90 86 3.15 66.3
2018 CIN MLB 10 0 9.0 0 1 0 13 6 7 3 97 13.0 6.0 3.0 7.0 38% .345 2.11 7.90 11.00 108 6.39 142.7
2018 LOU AAA 47 0 47.0 1 2 25 39 11 56 2 7.5 2.1 0.4 10.7 34% .311 1.06 2.33 2.68 79 2.97 63.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 903 0.5072 0.4507 0.7764 0.6507 0.2449 0.8121 0.6789 0.2236
2015 1032 0.4845 0.4603 0.7853 0.6420 0.2895 0.8287 0.6948 0.2147
2016 1015 0.4857 0.4315 0.8128 0.5943 0.2778 0.8942 0.6483 0.1872
2017 510 0.4647 0.4216 0.8000 0.5696 0.2930 0.9037 0.6250 0.2000
2018 172 0.5000 0.4302 0.7432 0.5930 0.2674 0.7843 0.6522 0.2568
Career36320.48840.44300.79080.61830.27460.85130.66600.2092

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
2019 LAN $
2018 CIN $690,000
2017 SDN $
2016 SDN $521,200
2015 SDN $
2014 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,211,200
2 yrTotal$1,211,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 43 dFull Circle Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/14/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/8/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.69M in majors. Contract selected by Cincinnati 3/28/18. DFA by Cincinnati 4/24/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/25/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 3/17. DFA by San Diego 9/1/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5212M (2016). Re-signed by San Diego 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5147M (2015). Re-signed by San Diego 3/10/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by San Diego 4/25/14.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2011 (8-263) (South Florida). $5,000 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 3.3 1.3 0.7 59 0 64.3 49 21 61 9 .240 1.08 3.43 3.75 6.5 0.7
80o 2.9 1.1 0.6 54 0 58.3 47 20 56 8 .253 1.16 3.82 4.18 3.2 0.4
70o 2.7 0.9 0.5 50 0 54.0 46 20 52 8 .263 1.22 4.11 4.49 1.2 0.1
60o 2.5 0.8 0.4 47 0 50.5 45 19 48 8 .271 1.27 4.36 4.76 -0.3 0.0
50o 2.3 0.7 0.4 44 0 47.3 44 19 45 8 .279 1.32 4.59 5.01 -1.5 -0.2
40o 2.1 0.7 0.4 41 0 44.1 43 18 42 8 .287 1.37 4.83 5.27 -2.6 -0.3
30o 1.9 0.6 0.3 38 0 40.8 41 17 39 7 .295 1.43 5.09 5.56 -3.7 -0.4
20o 1.7 0.5 0.3 34 0 37.0 39 17 35 7 .305 1.50 5.40 5.89 -4.6 -0.5
10o 1.4 0.4 0.2 30 0 32.0 36 15 31 6 .319 1.60 5.85 6.37 -5.6 -0.6
Weighted Mean2.30.70.443046.74318458.2771.314.564.98-1.3-0.1

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 The 2017 season was a fowl one for Quackenbush, who found himself ducking from line drives more than ever before. The Padres became used to seeing a grand passage of baserunners when he was on the mound, and that trend is likely to stay afloat in 2018 considering his lackluster strikeout rate and poor run prevention. The former "top relief prospect" has seemingly deteriorated into a decoy, and he’ll have to fight and paddle his way into a spot with a big-league team next season.
2017 Quackenbush is an example of the risks associated with relief prospects. For every Craig Kimbrel, there's a "closer of the future" who does not live up the hype. Quackenbush again showed off his upside at Triple-A, but took another step backward in the majors. After a lack of command had held him back in the first two years of his career, that got even worse while his strikeout ability cratered. As a righty who relies on deception rather than velocity, command is crucial. Entering his age-28 season, Quackenbush is running out of chances to live up to that potential he showed just a few years ago.
2016 Quackenbush's sophomore campaign didn't go as planned, starting at a Triple-A level he had mastered a year earlier and revisiting it in mid-June. Pitching as if he'd lost his number one dime, the lefties he handled so well as a rookie gave him fits, and his 5.26 ERA over the final two months failed to excite. He seldom pitched in meaningful situations, sometimes going weeks without appearing in a Padres win. Quackenbush isn't a dominant reliever by any stretch, but he's good enough to serve as a setup man for many teams, should one want to give him the chance.
2015 Taken in the eighth round of the 2011 draft, Quackenbush abused every minor-league level he met. After a one-game call-up in late April, he stuck with the big club for good a few weeks later, proving himself in low-leverage situations before assuming a larger role toward the All-Star break. By September he was notching saves when Joaquin Benoit was unavailable. Quackenbush's fastball runs in the low 90s, and he doesn't have one knockout secondary pitch, but a deceptive delivery makes him tough to hit. He held opponents to a .178/.252/.206 line at Petco Park, had a 1.96 ERA from May 27th to season's end and in August confessed to FOX Sports San Diego's Scott Miller that his favorite Mighty Ducks movie is the second one.
2014 Ignoring for now the duck in the room, while others were cracking wise, Quackenbush was busy abusing Double-A hitters before a mid-June promotion to Triple-A. Although he didn't fare as well at Tucson, he finished on a high note, with 10 straight scoreless outings. His fastball runs in the low 90s, but a deceptive delivery makes it appear faster (or, as some have said, “invisible”). Although he will continue to have doubters thanks to pedestrian velocity and underwhelming secondaries, he could see time in the big leagues this year. At some point, dismissing a career 1.15 ERA makes you look silly. Like a goose.
2013 Kevin Quackenbush, an eighth-round pick in 2011, has posted ridiculous numbers in two pro seasons with a low-90s fastball and good deception; after a strong Arizona Fall League showing, he could advance quickly.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 20 team dynasty league. We're allowed to protect 20 players from our 25 man roster yearly. I can protect only two of the following relievers, Brad Ziegler, Shae Simmons, Kevin Quackenbush, John Holdzkom, Hunter Strickland, Jeremy Affeldt, and RJ Alvarez. Which should I keep for next year?
(John from MD)
Again, I'd recommend shooting this one at our fantasy guys in their next chats, but I'd go with Quackenbush and Strickland. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is the Padres magic in building pens of amazing potency likely to continue as they move the fences in? Could we see monsters out there like Cashner and eventually Quackenbush setting up STreet in 2013?
(J.A. from MN)
This is a fascinating question and a real concern. The Padres have done well building cheap bullpens and filling in the back of their rotations with guys who might not have succeeded in other venues. Those days may be gone. Kevin Quackenbush and Matthew Stites are two guys who looked good in the AFL and could force their way into the picture before long. I have no idea what's up with Cashner other than the fact that he can't stay healthy. He could be a stud starter, a stud closer, or absolutely nothing. (Geoff Young)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)A sleeper you like in the Padres system?
(Corey from San Diego)
Is Jace Peterson considered a sleeper? I like his skill set. Middle infielders who can hit near the top of the lineup are always useful. Vince Belnome could develop into a utility player. A couple of right-handers at Lake Elsinore, Matt Andriese and Burch Smith, are intriguing. Ditto Matthew Wisler at Fort Wayne. Kevin Quackenbush is a reliever but might be something. (Geoff Young)


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