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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-7-1990
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12015
2016
0.02017
2018
-0.12019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 SEA MLB 18 0 25.0 0 0 0 25 11 28 0 90 9.0 4.0 0.0 10.1 0% .357 1.44 2.12 3.96 94 2.98 68.3 0.5
2013 SEA MLB 53 0 59.0 3 3 0 73 23 66 12 93 11.1 3.5 1.8 10.1 0% .365 1.63 4.75 5.49 100 4.17 99.8 0.3
2014 MIA MLB 17 0 20.3 0 0 0 19 5 25 1 96 8.4 2.2 0.4 11.1 0% .340 1.18 2.31 3.98 88 3.11 76.3 0.3
2015 MIA MLB 30 0 31.0 1 0 0 18 7 58 2 88 5.2 2.0 0.6 16.8 0% .327 0.81 1.12 1.16 36 1.68 39.2 1.1
2017 SDN MLB 11 0 12.3 0 0 0 12 2 7 2 8.8 1.5 1.5 5.1 53% .263 1.14 4.63 6.57 110 5.09 108.3 0.0
CareerMLB1290147.74301474818417849.02.91.011.242%.3481.323.204.21863.3779.22.3

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 CLN A MID 4 4 18.0 1 1 0 19 10 21 1 94 9.5 5.0 0.5 10.5 0% .383 1.61 3.74 6.00 98 5.55 113.4
2012 SEA MLB AL 18 0 25.0 0 0 0 25 11 28 0 90 9.0 4.0 0.0 10.1 0% .357 1.44 2.12 3.96 94 2.98 68.3
2012 WTN AA SOU 38 0 50.0 2 3 19 40 12 72 2 7.2 2.2 0.4 13.0 0% .328 1.04 1.56 1.26 56 2.76 57.6
2012 TAC AAA PCL 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.3 0% .000 0.00 -0.84 0.00 45 2.20 45.8
2013 SEA MLB AL 53 0 59.0 3 3 0 73 23 66 12 93 11.1 3.5 1.8 10.1 0% .365 1.63 4.75 5.49 100 4.17 99.8
2013 TAC AAA PCL 7 0 11.0 0 0 0 6 4 9 0 4.9 3.3 0.0 7.4 0% .214 0.91 3.83 1.64 92 2.90 63.1
2014 MIA MLB NL 17 0 20.3 0 0 0 19 5 25 1 96 8.4 2.2 0.4 11.1 0% .340 1.18 2.31 3.98 88 3.11 76.3
2014 JUP A+ FSL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 99 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.38 0.00 81 3.13 66.1
2014 NWO AAA PCL 7 0 11.0 0 1 0 8 6 17 0 6.5 4.9 0.0 13.9 0% .348 1.27 2.24 1.64 67 2.73 57.7
2014 MRL Rk GCL 2 2 1.3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.0 13.5 0.0 13.5 0% .000 1.50 4.98 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 MIA MLB NL 30 0 31.0 1 0 0 18 7 58 2 88 5.2 2.0 0.6 16.8 0% .327 0.81 1.12 1.16 36 1.68 39.2
2015 NWO AAA PCL 13 0 15.0 0 2 3 10 10 15 0 6.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 0% .263 1.33 3.79 1.80 99 3.73 81.8
2017 SDN MLB NL 11 0 12.3 0 0 0 12 2 7 2 8.8 1.5 1.5 5.1 53% .263 1.14 4.63 6.57 110 5.09 108.3
2017 LEL A+ CAL 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 97 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 1.00 4.92 0.00 110 3.66 78.0
2017 ELP AAA PCL 24 0 25.7 1 1 2 18 9 28 1 6.3 3.2 0.4 9.8 49% .254 1.05 3.10 2.81 80 2.38 50.6
2018 TRI A- NWL 6 0 7.0 0 1 1 5 2 10 0 6.4 2.6 0.0 12.9 53% .333 1.00 1.98 1.29 72 2.56 54.0
2018 LEL A+ CAL 13 0 22.0 0 0 1 21 8 20 4 8.6 3.3 1.6 8.2 38% .279 1.32 5.79 5.73 117 4.44 94.0
2018 ELP AAA PCL 8 0 9.0 1 1 1 4 7 9 0 4.0 7.0 0.0 9.0 46% .167 1.22 4.41 1.00 109 3.18 67.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 472 0.5254 0.4894 0.7359 0.6452 0.3170 0.8000 0.5915 0.2641
2013 1030 0.4942 0.4680 0.7054 0.6542 0.2860 0.7477 0.6107 0.2946
2014 359 0.4708 0.4958 0.7135 0.6331 0.3737 0.8131 0.5634 0.2865
2015 443 0.4921 0.5214 0.5022 0.6239 0.4222 0.6765 0.2526 0.4978
2017 192 0.4635 0.4323 0.7952 0.6629 0.2330 0.8644 0.6250 0.2048
Career24960.49400.48280.68320.64480.32460.76330.53780.3168

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
2014-05-26 2014-09-01 60-DL 98 84 Right Elbow Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SDN $
2017 SDN $987,500
2016 MIA $987,500
2015 MIA $
2014 MIA $
2013 SEA $491,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,466,700
4 yrTotal$2,466,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 133 dLegacy Agency1 year/$1.0625M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.0625M (2018). Re-signed by San Diego 1/2/18 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 3/26/18.
  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 1/11/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2016). Re-signed by Miami 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Miami 7/29/16 with $350,751 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Miami 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4917M (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 2/19/13. Acquired by Miami in trade from Seattle 12/11/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Seattle 7/31/12.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2011 (3s-121) (Mount Olive College). $0.5M 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 2.4 0.9 0.4 43 0 51.2 40 21 44 5 .248 1.20 3.69 3.89 4.3 0.5
80o 2 0.7 0.3 38 0 44.7 38 20 38 5 .264 1.31 4.12 4.34 1.7 0.2
70o 1.8 0.6 0.3 34 0 40.3 37 19 35 5 .276 1.39 4.44 4.67 0.1 0.0
60o 1.6 0.5 0.3 31 0 36.6 35 18 31 5 .286 1.46 4.71 4.96 -1.0 -0.1
50o 1.4 0.5 0.2 28 0 33.2 33 17 28 5 .295 1.52 4.98 5.24 -1.9 -0.2
40o 1.3 0.4 0.2 25 0 29.9 31 16 26 4 .304 1.60 5.24 5.53 -2.6 -0.3
30o 1.1 0.3 0.2 22 0 26.5 29 15 23 4 .314 1.67 5.54 5.83 -3.1 -0.3
20o 0.9 0.3 0.1 19 0 22.6 26 14 19 4 .326 1.77 5.89 6.2 -3.5 -0.4
10o 0.7 0.2 0.1 15 0 17.5 22 11 15 3 .343 1.91 6.39 6.73 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.40.50.227032.43217284.2921.514.935.2-1.7-0.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I roster Glover, Capps, and Dyson. Which one of those do you think ends up with the most saves at the end of 2017?
(Dan Quisenberry from KC)
Great question. I think it's Glover. I don't trust Capps elbow. I love Carter Capps, but I can't do this to myself again. It's Glover for me. (George Bissell)
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Carter Capps has added yet another crow hop to his delivery. Pretty soon he will just hand the ball to the catcher. Do you or the other experts at BP have a comment on the legality of this?
(oldbopper from New Britain, CT)
Once he starts landing on the grass, we have a problem. I'm an aficionado, nay, a collector, of weird-ass deliveries, and so I'm always going to be a little biased in favor of guys like Capps. (Kate Morrison)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does Carter Capps eventually take over the closers role this year?
(Drew from Rockford)
I'm not as confident as everyone else seems to be. Don't get me wrong, he's really, really good. But it feels like people are underselling A.J. Ramos. If these things were based purely on talent, Capps would get it. Unfortunately, Ramos has the leg up since he had the job last year, and I don't see him being bad enough to give it up. Capps' best chance might be if the Marlins fall out of contention and trade Ramos. (Matt Collins)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey George, would you expect AJ Ramos to start the year as the fins' closer? If so, how confident are you that he'll lose the job to one of your guys Capps or Barraclough?
(James from FL)
I LOVE CARTER CAPPS...However, A.J. Ramos is excellent. He's going to be the Marlins closer and keep the job for the entire season, I feel pretty confident in that. Let's make something clear on Capps. There are HUGE Godzilla-sized injury concerns there. If he doesn't run into elbow problems (HUGE IF) he could put up video game-like strikeout totals if he can somehow get to 60 innings. There isn't anybody more fun to speculate on than Capps...Except for Arquimedes Caminero... (George Bissell)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)George, Thanks for the chat!! What's the story with Carson Smith?? Does he have the stuff to be our closer??
(Sam from Seattle)
Why did you trade Carter Capps? Seriously, I love that guy. I was at Fenway when he came into the game for the Marlins to face Xander with the bases loaded a few weeks back and I lost it. People around me were looking at me funny wondering why I was so excited until they saw him pitch. So...Carson Smith...Yes he can close it's that simple. Rodney is done no matter what you have to figure at the end of the year so long-term, he's the guy. I liked Dominic Leone last year, but he just completely lost it. (George Bissell)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of under the radar potential save stealers for 2014?
(Sam from NY)
Cody Allen, Carter Capps, Edward Mujica, Tyler Clippard, Joe Smith (Ben Carsley)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Burch Smith... reliever or starter?
(Stephen from NY)
If I were a betting man, I'd say reliever, but I also wouldn't rule out starting just yet. He lacks a plus secondary pitch, and the breaking ball is just fringy (at least it was when I saw it last week. I'll see him again tomorrow). But he's got a good body, he commands his fastball extremely well between 92-98 (he even hit 100 over the weekend), and he's got deception with a good delivery. It looks a little like a better version of Carter Capps in the late innings to me, but I could see a starter. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Follow-up on Capps. Who do you see closing in Seattle if Wilhelmsen fails/get injured, Carter Capps or Stephen Pryor?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I'd guess Capps. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-04-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your answer of Carter Capps as the best combination of velocity and movement is very interesting. Do you see him taking over as closer in Seattle sometime soon?
(Jim from Seattle)
soon? No, they've got a nasty closer already. Capps has the potential but is funky delivery may make it hard to trust his control day in and day out in high leverage situations. But, wow, his fastball is wicked. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are the chances good that Carter Capps and Kelvin Herrera can unseat Tom Wilhemsen and Greg Holland is the (primary) 9th inning option?
(Mateo from Reno)
I'd say more for injury than skills as I like both of those incumbents. (Jason Collette)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seattle and KC don't have a closer who has his gig locked down. I'm betting on Carter Capps in Seattle and Kelvin Herrera in Kansas City (unless Ventura is moved to the bullpen down the road). Smart money, or should I invest in someone else?
(Jonah from Brooklyn)
What's wrong with incumbents Wilhelmsen and Holland? You can speculate on those others on the cheap, but I'd still bet on the 2012 guys. (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kelvin Herrera in KC, Arodys Vizcaino in North Chicago, and Carter Capps in Seattle. Who has the best chance to lead their team in saves in 2013?* In 2014? (*I know Vizcaino is coming back from TJS).
(Kevin from Des Moines)
Thanks for the question, Kevin. Trying to guess save opportunities is a fool's errand, but I'll go with Herrera on the basis that he has the most big-league experience. (Geoff Young)


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