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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-22-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.72014
0.62015
-0.12016
2017
0.02018
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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
2014 CHA MLB 6 5 29.7 1 1 0 34 13 21 0 .267 106 10.3 3.9 0.0 6.4 42% .340 .274 1.58 3.36 3.94 121 6.63 162.6 -0.7
2015 OAK MLB 18 13 86.0 1 8 0 78 30 64 5 .265 96 8.2 3.1 0.5 6.7 46% .289 .255 1.26 3.73 3.56 114 4.42 103.2 0.6
2016 OAK MLB 5 5 28.0 0 2 0 35 14 23 5 .259 99 11.2 4.5 1.6 7.4 47% .330 .297 1.75 5.28 6.11 116 5.79 128.2 -0.1
2018 OAK MLB 2 2 11.0 0 2 0 10 2 9 1 .254 90 8.2 1.6 0.8 7.4 31% .257 .296 1.09 3.73 2.45 130 5.97 136.4 -0.1
CareerMLB3125154.721301575911711.263989.13.40.66.844%.305.2701.403.944.021185.67132.4-1.1

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 KAN A 16 0 24.7 3 1 1 18 6 29 1 .258 105 6.6 2.2 0.4 10.6 56% .286 .210 0.97 2.67 1.82 76 1.99 40.8
2011 WNS A+ 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .256 99 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4 50% .333 .253 1.20 3.82 5.40 98 4.51 103.5
2011 BRI Rk 6 0 8.3 0 0 0 9 2 11 0 .248 104 9.7 2.2 0.0 11.9 41% .409 .228 1.32 1.82 1.08 87 3.73 70.0
2012 WNS A+ 38 10 91.0 5 4 4 74 54 75 6 .260 99 7.3 5.3 0.6 7.4 51% .258 .260 1.41 4.50 3.66 117 5.84 126.8
2013 WNS A+ 18 18 101.3 7 2 0 90 42 101 9 .256 109 8.0 3.7 0.8 9.0 50% .283 .250 1.30 3.90 3.46 87 3.29 70.1
2013 BIR AA 8 8 47.7 4 2 0 35 17 37 2 .264 99 6.6 3.2 0.4 7.0 48% .254 .230 1.09 3.22 2.27 102 4.59 112.9
2014 CHA MLB 6 5 29.7 1 1 0 34 13 21 0 .267 106 10.3 3.9 0.0 6.4 42% .340 .274 1.58 3.36 3.94 121 6.63 162.6
2014 BIR AA 6 6 34.7 3 1 0 26 14 36 2 .271 102 6.8 3.6 0.5 9.3 48% .264 .247 1.15 3.23 1.56 82 2.27 51.4
2014 WSX Rk 3 2 8.7 0 0 0 9 3 13 0 .000 9.3 3.1 0.0 13.5 0% .409 .000 1.38 2.40 4.15 89 5.17 100.0
2015 OAK MLB 18 13 86.0 1 8 0 78 30 64 5 .265 96 8.2 3.1 0.5 6.7 46% .289 .255 1.26 3.73 3.56 114 4.42 103.2
2015 NAS AAA 13 10 69.0 2 7 0 59 19 70 1 .272 84 7.7 2.5 0.1 9.1 49% .304 .229 1.13 2.71 3.65 73 2.08 42.9
2016 OAK MLB 5 5 28.0 0 2 0 35 14 23 5 .259 99 11.2 4.5 1.6 7.4 47% .330 .297 1.75 5.28 6.11 116 5.79 128.2
2017 STO A+ 7 7 13.0 0 1 0 9 4 14 0 .270 101 6.2 2.8 0.0 9.7 64% .273 .182 1.00 2.68 2.77 85 2.64 53.0
2017 NAS AAA 17 2 37.7 4 2 0 41 16 31 3 .272 94 9.8 3.8 0.7 7.4 36% .336 .283 1.51 4.70 6.21 112 7.79 150.2
2018 OAK MLB 2 2 11.0 0 2 0 10 2 9 1 .254 90 8.2 1.6 0.8 7.4 31% .257 .296 1.09 3.73 2.45 130 5.97 136.4
2018 NAS AAA 10 7 38.3 2 3 0 49 14 40 2 .267 88 11.5 3.3 0.5 9.4 41% .405 .304 1.64 3.96 6.10 97 3.50 78.7

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
2014 521 0.5125 0.4434 0.8528 0.6255 0.2520 0.8922 0.7500 0.1472
2015 1419 0.5433 0.4510 0.7953 0.6226 0.2469 0.8438 0.6500 0.2047
2016 503 0.5189 0.4374 0.7955 0.6054 0.2562 0.8671 0.6129 0.2045
2018 195 0.5538 0.4872 0.8737 0.6481 0.2874 0.9143 0.7600 0.1263
Career26380.53330.44960.81250.62180.25270.8630.67080.1875

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
2014-04-01 2014-07-26 Minors 116 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 OAK $
2017 OAK $540,000
2016 OAK $510,000
2015 OAK $
2014 CHA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,050,000
2 yrTotal$1,050,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 70 dPro Star Management1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/30/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/9/14.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (16-501) (Akron).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .224 .314 .353 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .320 .386 .475 .293
18 Split (Multi) -.096 -.072 -.121 -.035
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .210 .290 .371 .249
31 vs R (2016) .386 .453 .614 .349
38 Split (2016) -.176 -.163 -.243 -.100
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)Why did the White Sox get off to that crazy good start last year? Are there any lessons from the rise and then crash landing?
(bemused from connecticut)
They started 17-8 and were below .500 every month after that until September. Looks like a lot of that good start was individual herculean pitching efforts, which seems easy to explain given their personnel. David Robertson was probably healthy in the first few months, as opposed to pitching through a knee injury in the second half. Austin Jackson was roughly replacement level instead of Shuck who was below, luck, variance.

In terms of collapsing in the second half, the team had already traded away what little depth they had in previous years (Trayce Thompson, Chris Bassitt, Marcus Semien, etc.) so any time anything went wrong there was no fallback option.

The White Sox did aggressively attempt to fix their rotation. Miguel Gonzalez worked out, James Shields didn't.

But they did basically nothing to help what already looked like a horrible offense as the season went on. Jerry Sands, Jimmy Rollins, and blitzing Tim Anderson through the minors at a blinding pace were basically their only efforts to upgrade from some really, really miserable options. (Nick Schaefer)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, the A's appear to have 3/5 of their rotation, assuming health, locked in for before the trading deadline: Sonny Gray, Sean Manaea, and Kendall Graveman. Out of Jesse Hahn, Chris Bassitt, Henderson Alvarez, Daniel Mengden, Jharel Cotton, Raul Alcantara, Dillon Overton, and Frankie Montas, who can round out the rotation, who is more of a 4A player, and who just won't every be healthy enough again (looking at you, Jesse Hahn and Henderson Alvarez!)?
(Greg from San Francisco)
I'm mostly going to have to go off colleagues' reports, because I don't get any Oakland affiliates out here on the east coast. Seems to me like Mengden, Overton, and Alcantara have the best shots to be MLB starters, whereas Montas and Cotton might be better prospects but also probably profile best in relief. That may be completely wrong, though.

Hard not to feel for Henderson Alvarez given how his last couple years have went. (Jarrett Seidler)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)The A's have really gotten a chance to explore their rotation depth this season. Of Kendall Graveman, Jesse Chavez, Sean Nolin, Aaron Brooks, and Felix Doubront, are any more than rotation filler? Right now, in my mind, only Sonny Gray and Chris Bassitt have rotation spots locked down for next season. Jesse Hahn, A.J. Griffin, and Jarrod Parker all seem at varying points of a career ending injury trajectory.
(Jeff from San Francisco)
I wan'ted to buy into Sean Nolin but I don't think any of those guys are much more than rotation filler. Billy Beane will have to get pretty creative next year to plug those rotation spots. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)We never heard a lot about Chris Bassitt as a prospect, but he was one of the main pieces Oakland got back for Samardzija. Should we expect him to make the Athletics rotation coming out of Spring Training, and what do you think Oakland saw in him that other prospect evaluators didn't?
(James from LA)
I remain a little miffed at the notion that Bassitt was a highlight of that deal. Bassitt's a nice little arm, but I don't see much of a substantial MLB future for him. I would feel far more comfortably projecting him back to the bullpen, where he was in college, as opposed to the rotation in Oakland, but I respect the fact that he may fill that role in the short term. If he sticks in the rotation, he's a back end starter with limited upside. If the A's saw something else in him, I would be just as curious as you are and can't wait to see how this plays out. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation sorting itself out? Who gets the last two slots between Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dan from San Francisco)
I would give the leads to Hahn and Nolin, though I could see Nolin getting beat out by one of the last two during camp. The A's know that they need to monitor Chavez's innings, so I think that it makes sense to keep him in a swingman role until the need arises. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation battle sorting out between Drew Pomeranz, Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dave from Chicago)
I'll bet they all end up starting at some point. The A's have two guys penciled in right (Gray and Kazmir)? That leaves these six guys for four spots, but only eight total starters. Most teams use at least eight starters over the course of a year, if not more. I don't know who will get the first shot out of spring training, but it doesn't matter much. You'll be glad to have this kind of depth at some point in July or August. (Jeff Moore)


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