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J.R. Graham PYankees

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-14-1990
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52015
-0.12016
2017
2018
0.02019
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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
2015 MIN MLB 39 1 63.7 1 1 0 73 21 53 10 107 10.3 3.0 1.4 7.5 0% .323 1.48 4.65 4.95 99 4.08 95.4 0.5
2016 MIN MLB 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 98 16.2 5.4 0.0 10.8 50% .500 2.40 2.50 10.80 129 8.78 194.3 -0.1
CareerMLB40165.31107622551010710.53.01.47.650%.5001.504.605.101004.2097.90.4

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 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 DNV Rk APP 13 8 57.7 5 2 0 52 13 52 0 93 8.1 2.0 0.0 8.1 0% .323 1.13 2.67 1.72 85 3.62 73.8
2012 LYN A+ CAR 17 17 102.7 9 1 0 88 17 68 6 92 7.7 1.5 0.5 6.0 0% .269 1.02 3.37 2.63 93 3.65 75.9
2012 MIS AA SOU 9 9 45.3 3 1 0 35 17 42 2 96 6.9 3.4 0.4 8.3 0% .266 1.15 3.11 3.18 91 3.39 70.5
2013 MIS AA SOU 8 8 35.7 1 3 0 39 10 28 0 97 9.8 2.5 0.0 7.1 0% .348 1.37 2.17 4.04 84 4.85 105.3
2014 MIS AA SOU 27 19 71.3 1 5 0 79 26 50 2 93 10.0 3.3 0.3 6.3 0% .328 1.47 3.49 5.55 101 5.82 123.1
2015 MIN MLB AL 39 1 63.7 1 1 0 73 21 53 10 107 10.3 3.0 1.4 7.5 0% .323 1.48 4.65 4.95 99 4.08 95.4
2016 MIN MLB AL 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 98 16.2 5.4 0.0 10.8 50% .500 2.40 2.50 10.80 129 8.78 194.3
2016 STA A- NYP 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 0.00 1.26 0.00 81 2.59 57.1
2016 TRN AA EAS 17 0 29.7 2 1 5 26 9 33 1 7.9 2.7 0.3 10.0 51% .321 1.18 2.58 1.82 77 3.57 78.8
2016 ROC AAA INT 8 0 8.3 0 2 3 11 7 7 1 11.9 7.6 1.1 7.6 43% .370 2.16 5.57 10.80 107 5.97 131.7
2016 SWB AAA INT 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 3 0 4 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 38% .375 1.00 0.50 0.00 106 5.86 129.5
2017 TRN AA EAS 5 0 9.3 0 0 1 4 1 9 0 3.9 1.0 0.0 8.7 43% .174 0.54 1.94 0.00 75 2.31 49.2
2017 SWB AAA INT 18 0 20.3 0 1 1 32 11 23 3 14.2 4.9 1.3 10.2 46% .446 2.11 4.62 6.64 101 7.58 161.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 1069 0.4930 0.4818 0.7709 0.6793 0.2897 0.8436 0.6051 0.2291
2016 23 0.5652 0.4348 0.7000 0.6154 0.2000 0.8750 0.0000 0.3000
Career10920.49450.48080.76940.67800.28780.84430.59240.2306

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
2014-06-27 2014-07-19 Minors 22 0 Right Upper Arm Tendonitis -
2013-05-14 2013-09-05 Minors 114 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 NYA $
2016 MIN $
2015 MIN $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 11 dSosnick-Cobbe1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by NY Yankees (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 5/14/16 after being DFA by Minnesota 5/6/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Selected by Minnesota from Atlanta in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14. Signed by Minnesota 3/3/15.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2011 (4-146) (Santa Clara). $0.1746M 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 0 1.4 1.6 34 0 50.0 44 19 46 6 .271 1.26 3.63 3.69 -3.5 -0.4
80o 0 1.1 1.3 30 0 44.0 41 18 40 6 .287 1.36 4.05 4.12 -5.0 -0.5
70o 0 1 1.2 27 0 39.7 40 18 36 6 .298 1.44 4.35 4.44 -5.8 -0.6
60o 0 0.8 1 24 0 36.2 38 17 33 5 .308 1.51 4.62 4.71 -6.3 -0.7
50o 0 0.7 0.9 22 0 33.0 36 16 30 5 .317 1.57 4.88 4.98 -6.7 -0.7
40o 0 0.6 0.8 20 0 29.9 34 15 27 5 .326 1.64 5.14 5.24 -6.8 -0.7
30o 0 0.5 0.7 18 0 26.7 32 14 24 4 .336 1.72 5.42 5.53 -6.9 -0.7
20o 0 0.4 0.6 16 0 23.0 29 13 21 4 .348 1.81 5.76 5.88 -6.7 -0.7
10o 0 0.3 0.4 12 0 18.1 24 11 17 3 .364 1.94 6.25 6.38 -6.2 -0.7
Weighted Mean00.70.922032.33516305.3151.564.844.94-6.4-0.7

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any health updates on J.R. Graham?
(Andy5Schwall from (MKE))
I was told he is healthy and ready to go. I guess we shall see if that is accurate come camp. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like most people have Lucas Sims ahead of J.R. Graham as Braves pitching prospects go. Are you with them? Is it close?
(dw from New York)
At this point, I'd rank Sims above Graham, but I'm still high on Graham. He should be healthy in 2014. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the latest on J.R. Graham? Will he pitch again this season?
(Freddie from New York)
Last I heard, his shoulder was taking a long time to heal but wouldn't require surgery. I really loved him when I saw him in Mississippi earlier this season. He turned in probably the best pitching performance I've seen all season, flashing plus command and sitting mid-90s with big life. Not sure if he will pitch again this season though. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Going along with the starting pitcher stature discussion, what are your thoughts on J.R. Graham's future?
(LoyalRoyal from KS)
I've written that I think he has a chance to stick as a starter. Smaller but well-built, overall good delivery, commands the fastball well, able to get good downward plane despite his lack of height, shows a 6 slider, and a decent enough changeup. And then, of course, he went and got hurt right after (shoulder strain). Haven't heard anything about his status since he went on the DL, but he's been on the shelf for about a month now. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who seems to have the highest ceiling of Kyle Gibson, Jesse Biddle, J.R. Graham?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Weird question because I think Graham has the highest ceiling of that group just barely, though he also has the highest chance to end up in the bullpen. Biddle is second of that group for me, with Gibson third. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on J.R. Graham? Jason Cole seems to like him more than most? Do you prefer him or Alex Wood (ignoring Graham's potential injury)?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think Cole has him pegged and I'm onboard with his report/projection. Graham is a dude. He's smaller, but he's not without strength, especially in the core/legs. He has crazy raw stuff, intensity and some feel, and I think he can start. He's legit. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm holding onto Robert Stephenson in a Dynasty League. Should I drop him for someone closer like a Yordano Ventura (dominant again last night) or J.R. Graham? Any additional thoughts on any of these 3?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I'd have to rely on our prospect guys there, but I personally have Stephenson and like a good bit. I really like Yordano, but he feels RP-esque. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming the usual suspects graduate this year (Bundy, Cole, Wheeler, even throw in Walker and Taillon though they may not be called up), who are the the next 4-5 top SP arms in the minors?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I would even throw J.R. Graham into that list you're working with there. I'm a big, big fan. Appel and Gray will obviously have a chance to be in that discussion as we enter next season. For me, Archie Bradley might very well be the #1 pitching prospect in baseball to open next season. I'd need a little more time to think up an actual top 4-5 (I'll do that prior to the next chat and answer it then!), but Bradley would be my call as #1 if all of those guys happen to graduate. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)You seem to be higher than most on J.R. Graham. Is he a SP2/3 type in your eyes?
(Shawn from My Cubicle)
He is, and I agree, I think I am higher on Graham than most. He can hold velocity through starts, he's got big life on the fastball, he commands the fastball well, he shows three pitches, and despite his lack of height, he can pitch on a downward plane. When he's up in the zone, it gets flat and hittable, but I think the command is good enough that he can general avoid that. The size thing is an issue. Can he hold up throwing 180-200-plus innings for a number of seasons? That's the question, but I do know that Graham is an extremely hard worker who's very strong and well-built. I do acknowledge that there's a chance he ends up in the bullpen (he should be in the Atlanta bullpen at some point this season), but I think he's a starter. 2/3 type, yeah. (Jason Cole)


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