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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-26-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.32015
-0.22016
1.82017
1.52018
1.32019
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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 DET MLB 8 0 8.7 0 0 0 11 3 11 0 105 11.4 3.1 0.0 11.4 56% .440 1.62 1.66 6.23 102 3.41 83.6 0.1
2015 MIL MLB 48 0 50.3 0 0 0 44 17 58 8 103 7.9 3.0 1.4 10.4 50% .290 1.21 4.05 3.22 91 4.18 97.7 0.3
2016 MIL MLB 35 0 32.7 1 4 2 32 16 38 3 98 8.8 4.4 0.8 10.5 43% .333 1.47 3.61 4.68 104 5.45 120.6 -0.2
2017 MIL MLB 76 0 76.0 1 4 39 48 40 126 6 94 5.7 4.7 0.7 14.9 39% .311 1.16 2.54 1.78 77 3.09 65.7 1.8
2018 MIL MLB 57 0 55.3 4 3 16 38 22 88 7 95 6.2 3.6 1.1 14.3 50% .304 1.08 2.99 3.58 69 2.53 56.5 1.5
CareerMLB2240223.0611571739832124977.04.01.013.046%.3151.223.113.15833.5579.43.5

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 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-
2013 WMI A MID 31 0 31.0 2 1 15 14 10 41 0 100 4.1 2.9 0.0 11.9 56% .212 0.77 1.65 0.87 0 0.00 0.0
2014 DET MLB AL 8 0 8.7 0 0 0 11 3 11 0 105 11.4 3.1 0.0 11.4 56% .440 1.62 1.66 6.23 102 3.41 83.6
2014 ERI AA EAS 11 0 15.0 3 0 1 8 8 23 1 105 4.8 4.8 0.6 13.8 53% .241 1.07 2.75 1.20 71 2.58 54.6
2014 ROU AAA PCL 9 0 12.0 1 0 0 9 5 20 2 101 6.8 3.8 1.5 15.0 42% .318 1.17 4.02 3.75 76 3.22 65.3
2014 TOL AAA INT 14 0 18.3 1 1 2 6 9 20 0 105 2.9 4.4 0.0 9.8 55% .158 0.82 2.96 1.96 82 3.55 76.0
2015 MIL MLB NL 48 0 50.3 0 0 0 44 17 58 8 103 7.9 3.0 1.4 10.4 50% .290 1.21 4.05 3.22 91 4.18 97.7
2015 CSP AAA PCL 16 0 15.3 1 2 6 14 7 22 1 112 8.2 4.1 0.6 12.9 42% .371 1.37 2.94 4.70 79 3.37 72.7
2016 MIL MLB NL 35 0 32.7 1 4 2 32 16 38 3 98 8.8 4.4 0.8 10.5 43% .333 1.47 3.61 4.68 104 5.45 120.6
2016 BRV A+ FSL 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 114 6.0 3.0 0.0 18.0 40% .400 1.00 0.25 0.00 111 3.41 76.9
2016 CSP AAA PCL 11 2 13.7 1 0 2 5 3 14 0 78 3.3 2.0 0.0 9.2 66% .172 0.59 2.33 1.32 71 3.26 71.4
2017 MIL MLB NL 76 0 76.0 1 4 39 48 40 126 6 94 5.7 4.7 0.7 14.9 39% .311 1.16 2.54 1.78 77 3.09 65.7
2018 MIL MLB NL 57 0 55.3 4 3 16 38 22 88 7 95 6.2 3.6 1.1 14.3 50% .304 1.08 2.99 3.58 69 2.53 56.5
2018 BLX AA SOU 3 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 3.4 3.4 0.0 13.5 60% .200 0.75 1.49 0.00 69 3.76 79.7
2018 CSP AAA PCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 67% .333 2.00 4.74 0.00 92 4.86 104.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 171 0.5088 0.3977 0.7206 0.5632 0.2262 0.7959 0.5263 0.2794
2015 819 0.4994 0.4689 0.7682 0.6528 0.2854 0.8390 0.6068 0.2318
2016 603 0.4809 0.4046 0.7705 0.6000 0.2236 0.8276 0.6286 0.2295
2017 1373 0.4880 0.4312 0.6470 0.5910 0.2788 0.7121 0.5153 0.3530
2018 986 0.5193 0.4493 0.6772 0.6094 0.2764 0.7404 0.5267 0.3228
Career39520.49800.43800.70170.60860.26890.76670.55490.2983

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
2014-08-18 - Minors - - Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIL $5,125,000
2018 MIL $3,650,000
2017 MIL $538,900
2016 MIL $513,000
2015 MIL $
2014 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$4,701,900
2018Current$5,125,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$9,826,900
4 yrTotal$9,826,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 151 d1 year/$5.125M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.125M (2019). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.65M (2018). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2016). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16.
  • 2015. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Texas 1/19/15. Signed by Milwaukee 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Detroit 5/23/14. Acquired by Texas in trade from Detroit 7/22/14 (Soria deal).
  • Drafted by Detroit 2013 (1s-39) (Texas) (competitive-balance pick acquired from Miami). $1.4334M signing bonus (slot amount).

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 3.7 2.2 18 59 0 80.1 45 29 112 5 .248 0.92 1.49 1.92 18.3 2.0
80o 3.6 2.3 18 59 0 73.7 45 29 103 5 .264 1.00 1.81 2.3 15.8 1.7
70o 3.6 2.3 18 59 0 69.2 45 28 97 5 .275 1.06 2.05 2.58 14.0 1.5
60o 3.5 2.4 18 59 0 65.5 44 28 92 5 .284 1.11 2.26 2.82 12.4 1.4
50o 3.5 2.4 18 59 0 62.0 44 28 87 5 .293 1.16 2.45 3.04 11.0 1.2
40o 3.4 2.5 18 59 0 58.6 43 28 82 5 .302 1.21 2.64 3.28 9.4 1.0
30o 3.4 2.5 18 59 0 55.1 43 27 77 5 .312 1.27 2.86 3.53 7.8 0.8
20o 3.3 2.6 18 59 0 51.0 42 26 72 4 .323 1.33 3.12 3.83 5.8 0.6
10o 3.3 2.6 18 59 0 45.6 40 25 64 4 .338 1.43 3.48 4.25 3.0 0.3
Weighted Mean3.52.41859061.54327865.2911.142.423.0111.21.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-12-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jeremy Jeffress close to start the season? Do Hader or Knebel take it away from him?
(tallahassee from Chatham, NJ)
I think this depends a lot on what the Brewer want to do with the "closer" role. If they value having a guy who is "restricted" to the ninth inning, rather than a floater who's tasked with entering a game at the highest-leverage spots, then I think that either Jeffress or Knebel are going to be in that spot ... but I might put Corey Knebel there instead. He had a bad run for a while last year, but I think CK is the more talented pitcher. Hader is too valuable as a roving weapon (plus managers don't usually like lefty closers) for him to be shoehorned into that one-inning, ninth-inning role. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some young RP prospects that make an impact in the majors this season?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I hate this question, just because this is a guessing game that has as much to do with opportunity and the ineffectiveness of others in a bullpen as it does with any prospect relievers. Corey Knebel in Milwaukee interests me because the opportunity is there, and by law we have to root for Kyle Barraclough because George Bissell likes him (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat) As you probably know Corey Knebel just got traded to the Texas Rangers. Is he still worth stashing on my dynasty team in the hopes he becomes a closer? Detroit drafted him with the idea that he could close eventually or at least that the word they were putting out there. He had an excellent reputation as a college closer. Who is going to get saves now in Texas? Neil Cotts? Neftali Feliz? Will the Rangers seek a 'name' closer in the off season?
(Shoeless Joe from Wisconsin)
I think he's worth the long play given Feliz's health track record and Knebel's ability (that's a real damn hammer) but I would be quick on the trigger to cut him if you need a piece. Closers are the most fungible fantasy asset. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me anything about Corey Knebel? Any chance that the Tigers convert him to a starter?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Just about zero chance. But he could be a dominant reliever. His one-two punch is electric. (Bret Sayre)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)How quickly can the Tigers three picks last night help out? All are college guys, close to majors?
(Mark from Toledo)
Detroit grabbed Jonathon Crawford (rhp, Florida), Kevin Ziomek (lhp, Vandy) and Corey Knebel (rhp, Texas) with their three day one selections, and all have their share of evaluators who feel they are bullpen arms long term. Ziomek is still partaking in college ball (Super Regionals this weekend, followed by Omaha if Vandy wins) so his pro load will depend on when he signs and how many innings he's thrown. Knebel will flash "now" stuff that can get out MLB bats, but in my opinion is too inconsistent to be trusted with meaningful innings this year. He could be ready at some point next year. I'd assume Crawford was drafted with starting in mind. He'll need some minor league innings to try and find more command of his stuff--maybe a 2015 ETA? (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)


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