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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-23-1993
Height6' 8"
Weight185 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.02017
2018
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
2017 SEA MLB 3 0 3.7 0 0 0 9 1 2 1 22.1 2.5 2.5 4.9 39% .471 2.73 6.41 7.36 112 5.05 107.5 0.0
CareerMLB303.7000912122.12.52.54.939%.4712.736.417.361125.05107.50.0

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-
2014 DNV Rk APP 12 11 47.3 4 2 0 42 11 37 1 8.0 2.1 0.2 7.0 0% .285 1.12 3.07 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2015 ROM A SAL 12 12 59.7 4 2 0 50 16 50 2 101 7.5 2.4 0.3 7.5 0% .279 1.11 3.19 2.56 89 3.16 69.2
2015 CAR A+ CAR 5 5 18.3 1 3 0 24 7 10 0 101 11.8 3.4 0.0 4.9 0% .364 1.69 3.79 9.33 105 6.56 143.8
2016 CAR A+ CAR 15 15 87.3 5 5 0 89 17 91 5 103 9.2 1.8 0.5 9.4 56% .337 1.21 2.85 3.71 73 3.86 85.2
2016 MIS AA SOU 11 11 70.7 4 1 0 61 12 48 4 92 7.8 1.5 0.5 6.1 50% .268 1.03 3.45 2.93 99 3.49 77.0
2017 SEA MLB AL 3 0 3.7 0 0 0 9 1 2 1 22.1 2.5 2.5 4.9 39% .471 2.73 6.41 7.36 112 5.05 107.5
2017 ARK AA TEX 9 8 39.0 3 2 0 34 14 32 1 93 7.8 3.2 0.2 7.4 42% .289 1.23 3.24 3.46 95 4.05 86.3
2017 TAC AAA PCL 13 5 31.7 1 4 0 41 12 29 3 93 11.7 3.4 0.9 8.2 50% .384 1.67 4.45 7.39 95 5.89 125.3
2017 PER Wnt AFL 6 6 25.7 1 2 0 28 6 25 1 9.8 2.1 0.4 8.8 0% .360 1.32 3.41 4.56 0 0.00 0.0
2018 ARK AA TEX 10 10 60.7 4 3 0 62 19 60 2 101 9.2 2.8 0.3 8.9 47% .347 1.34 3.08 3.41 87 4.29 90.7
2018 TAC AAA PCL 8 8 36.7 1 6 0 40 28 45 6 99 9.8 6.9 1.5 11.0 43% .362 1.85 5.87 8.84 120 6.97 147.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2017 96 0.4896 0.4688 0.8667 0.7447 0.2041 0.8857 0.8000 0.1333
Career960.48960.46880.86670.74470.20410.88570.80000.1333

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 SEA $
2018 SEA $
2017 SEA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 16 d2019

Details
  • 2019. DFA by Seattle 1/27/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/1/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Seattle 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Seattle 6/18/17.
  • Acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 11/28/16.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2014 (3-102) (UNC-Greensboro). $0.425M signing bonus ($0.5142M slot).

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 7.9 0 20 20 102.8 82 31 94 10 .262 1.09 3.12 3.4 -1.7 -0.2
80o 0 7.9 0 19 19 96.0 82 31 88 10 .276 1.17 3.47 3.79 -5.6 -0.6
70o 0 7.8 0 18 18 91.2 82 31 84 10 .286 1.24 3.73 4.08 -8.1 -0.9
60o 0 7.8 0 17 17 87.2 82 31 80 10 .295 1.29 3.96 4.33 -10.1 -1.1
50o 0 7.7 0 16 16 83.5 82 30 77 10 .303 1.34 4.17 4.56 -11.7 -1.3
40o 0 7.6 0 15 15 79.8 81 30 73 9 .311 1.40 4.39 4.8 -13.2 -1.4
30o 0 7.5 0 15 15 76.0 80 30 70 9 .320 1.45 4.63 5.06 -14.7 -1.6
20o 0 7.4 0 14 14 71.7 80 30 66 9 .330 1.52 4.91 5.37 -16.2 -1.8
10o 0 7.2 0 13 13 65.8 78 29 60 9 .344 1.63 5.30 5.8 -17.8 -1.9
Weighted Mean07.60161683.08030769.3011.334.154.53-11.3-1.2

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Max Povse (just traded to SEA from ATL for Alex Jackson) I like 6'8" pitchers.
(kyduncan from Rochester, NY)
He's a much higher-ranked prospect in the Mariners system? I tend to like taller pitchers less, but there's three major league pitches here. I don't know what the out pitch is in the majors yet, so he may just be a backend starter in the end. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Max Povse? Tall kid with decent stats. Read some positive things on him thus far, but would love to hear your opinion if you've seen him.
(Steve from Atlanta)
I have seen Povse, he's in my wheelhouse as a guy in an organization who has teams in both the SAL and Carolina League. Which is great, because when you add in Danville+how they've drafted pitchers, I'm feeling like it's the mid-90s with how many toolsy pitching prospects are running around the Southeast at these affiliates.

The good man Wilson Karaman and myself wrote up some thoughts on Povse around the Carolina League's all-star game.

Wilson:
" Extreme length to frame, narrow, sturdy strength, limbs for days; steady early rock, semi-wind, hands migrate, gradual gather to deep stab, takes a hot minute to gather and balance, fluid arm action, extreme uphill, high-three-quarters slot, lots of opportunity for timing issues to pop up, yanking balls low to glove side in this outing; FB 90-92, extreme plane, boring pitch with run, works north-south, deception helps it play up; 70 CB, round, some depth, finishes down; 83 CH, flat, tumble with mild fade, neither secondary looked like a swing-and-miss pitch."

...and mine here:
Povse was hit hard to start last year with the Mudcats, and he was eventually sent to Low-A Rome, where he made the majority of his 2015 starts. Back in the Carolina League this year-he will turn 23 this summer-things have gone much better for him. Built extra-tall and lanky at 6-foot-8 and maybe 200 pounds, his unusually-long levers add natural deception and downhill angle to a low-90s fastball. His upper-70s curveball shows average at best, and his changeup is playable. For such a large frame, he's limited walks very well his second run in the Carolina League, though it plays more as control than actual command within the zone.

Basically, I've seen Povse as a unique pitching prospect who does have some tools, but is still putting it all together as well. He's very tall and has flashes of two good raw pitches with his angle+arm-strength plus a shapely curveball. He's also a college pitcher in a system of high school guys, not to mention more risk/reward than the majority of college-drafted pitchers at this age. Which I guess also explains why guys like he and Patrick Weigel are in systems like Atlanta's... (Adam McInturff)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Give me a Braves guy outside the top 20 not named Ronald Acuna who could break out this season.
(Alex from Atlanta)
I'll go with Max Povse. Plus fastball, shows a change that flashes plus, throws strikes with those pitches and a so-so curveball. That's my guess. (Christopher Crawford)


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