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Portrait of Gerardo Concepcion

Gerardo Concepcion PCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.0 6.74 1.81 13 1 3 0 -0.8
Birth Date2-29-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
Age22 years, 7 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.82014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 PEO A 12 12 52.3 6.66 58 .329 .254 .319 .384 .257 .346 99 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2013 CUB Rk 2 2 3.7 6.58 52 .223 .274 .336 .405 .271 .100 88 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2014 KNC A 19 0 41.7 3.90 111 .260 .249 .322 .375 .264 .308 98 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2014 DAY A+ 8 0 15.3 4.52 100 .187 .249 .309 .367 .242 .205 103 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2014 CUB Rk 2 0 2.7 4.53 108 .161 .284 .339 .449 .280 .143 96 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 PEO A 2 6 0 12 12 52.3 70 30 28 6 42% .346 12.0 5.2 1.0 4.8 1.91 7.39 -5.6 -0.6
2013 CUB Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.7 1 4 2 0 40% .100 2.5 9.8 0.0 4.9 1.36 0.00 -0.1 -0.0
2014 DAY A+ 2 0 1 8 0 15.3 8 6 14 0 46% .205 4.7 3.5 0.0 8.2 0.91 1.17 0.7 0.1
2014 CUB Rk 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 1 2 3 0 71% .143 3.4 6.8 0.0 10.1 1.12 6.75 0.4 0.0
2014 KNC A 2 2 0 19 0 41.7 38 15 38 1 51% .308 8.2 3.2 0.2 8.2 1.27 3.89 4.7 0.5

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-21 2014-06-30 Minors 40 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-08-15 2013-08-30 Minors 15 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-07-19 2013-07-31 Minors 12 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-07-11 2012-09-05 Minors 56 51 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-04-05 2012-04-24 Minors 19 18 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $1,200,000
2015 CHN $1,200,000
2014 CHN $1,200,000
2013 CHN $1,200,000
2012 CHN $1,200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$2,400,000
2011Current$1,200,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$3,600,000
2 yrFuture$2,400,000
5 yrTotal$6,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dJaime Torres5 years/$6M (2012-16)

Details
  • 5 years/$6M (2012-16). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/11/12. $3M signing bonus. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 12/21/12.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 2.7 4.4 0 11 11 54.1 52 24 21 7 .268 1.41 5.12 5.56 -2.5 -0.3
80o 2.1 4.1 0 10 10 46.5 49 22 18 6 .286 1.54 5.64 6.13 -4.9 -0.5
70o 1.8 3.8 0 9 9 41.3 46 21 16 6 .299 1.64 6.03 6.56 -6.0 -0.6
60o 1.5 3.5 0 8 8 36.9 44 20 15 6 .310 1.72 6.37 6.93 -6.6 -0.7
50o 1.3 3.3 0 7 7 33.0 41 19 13 5 .321 1.81 6.70 7.29 -7.0 -0.7
40o 1 3 0 6 6 29.2 38 17 12 5 .332 1.89 7.04 7.65 -7.1 -0.7
30o 0.8 2.8 0 5 5 25.3 35 16 10 4 .343 1.99 7.41 8.06 -7.0 -0.7
20o 0.6 2.4 0 4 4 20.9 30 14 8 4 .357 2.11 7.86 8.54 -6.5 -0.7
10o 0.3 1.9 0 3 3 15.1 24 11 6 3 .376 2.28 8.51 9.25 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.23.207731.93918135.3181.786.647.22-6.6-0.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201523590222213015061691742.3211.625.696.1810.44.24.81.2-1.7
2016246100272715817675822142.3101.595.566.0510.04.34.71.2-1.8
2017256100262615217270822142.3151.605.636.1110.24.24.91.2-1.8
201826690232313315058751842.3141.565.375.8410.13.95.11.2-1.3
201927690252514616164831942.3141.545.275.739.93.95.11.2-1.2
202028790262615216564882042.3111.515.145.589.83.85.21.2-1.0
202129790262615416763882042.3091.495.075.519.73.75.11.2-0.9
202230790262615416661892042.3081.484.985.419.73.65.21.2-0.8
202331790252515016258861942.3081.474.925.359.73.55.21.1-0.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Ambioris Hidalgo 2013 0.00 DNP
2 93 Danny Salazar 2012 0.00 DNP
3 92 Jake Johnson 2013 0.00 DNP
4 92 Justin Edwards 2010 0.00 DNP
5 91 Juan Gonzalez 2012 0.00 DNP
6 91 Bradley Clapp 2008 0.00 DNP
7 91 Bryan Evans 2009 0.00 DNP
8 91 Carlos Rosa 2007 0.00 DNP
9 90 Quinton Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
10 90 Scott Deal 2009 0.00 DNP
11 90 Brandon Martinez 2013 0.00 DNP
12 90 Mayckol Guaipe 2013 0.00 DNP
13 90 Pedro Beato 2009 0.00 DNP
14 90 Alberto Zazueta 2009 0.00 DNP
15 90 R.J. Seidel 2010 0.00 DNP
16 90 Jonathan Vargas 2011 0.00 DNP
17 90 Jon Michael Redding 2010 0.00 DNP
18 90 Jordan Shipers 2013 0.00 DNP
19 90 Julian Sampson 2011 0.00 DNP
20 90 Michael Schlact 2008 0.00 DNP
21 89 Brooks Hall 2012 0.00 DNP
22 89 Frank De Los Santos 2010 0.00 DNP
23 89 Luke French 2008 0.00 DNP
24 89 Daniel Webb 2012 0.00 DNP
25 89 Caleb Clay 2010 0.00 DNP
26 89 Robert Carson 2011 0.00 DNP
27 89 Trevor Shull 2013 0.00 DNP
28 89 Carlton Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
29 89 Jesse Beal 2013 0.00 DNP
30 89 Parker Frazier 2011 0.00 DNP
31 89 Brock Huntzinger 2011 0.00 DNP
32 89 Julio Cesar Pimentel 2008 0.00 DNP
33 89 Jared Hughes 2008 0.00 DNP
34 88 Steven Upchurch 2012 0.00 DNP
35 88 Christopher McKenzie 2012 0.00 DNP
36 88 Kyle Kendrick 2007 3.94
37 88 Jeremy Haynes 2008 0.00 DNP
38 88 Brad Peacock 2010 0.00 DNP
39 88 Jake Diekman 2009 0.00 DNP
40 88 Maikel Cleto 2011 12.46
41 88 Chris Andujar 2010 0.00 DNP
42 88 Robert Bono 2011 0.00 DNP
43 88 Sugar Ray Marimon 2011 0.00 DNP
44 88 Tyler Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
45 88 Luis Noel 2010 0.00 DNP
46 87 Reidier Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
47 87 Josh Wall 2009 0.00 DNP
48 87 Nevin Griffith 2011 0.00 DNP
49 87 Heitor Correa 2012 0.00 DNP
50 87 Brad Meyers 2008 0.00 DNP
51 87 Santiago Garrido 2012 0.00 DNP
52 87 Dae-Eun Rhee 2011 0.00 DNP
53 87 Rafael Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
54 87 Scott Moviel 2010 0.00 DNP
55 87 Chris Mason 2007 0.00 DNP
56 87 Ivan Nova 2009 0.00 DNP
57 87 Edward Paredes 2009 0.00 DNP
58 87 Zach Simons 2007 0.00 DNP
59 87 Daniel Berlind 2010 0.00 DNP
60 86 Curtis Petersen 2012 0.00 DNP
61 86 Jairo Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
62 86 Albert Suarez 2012 0.00 DNP
63 86 Ricky Brooks 2007 0.00 DNP
64 86 Jordan Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
65 86 Pedro Encarnacion 2013 0.00 DNP
66 86 Ramon Oviedo 2013 0.00 DNP
67 86 Anthony Capra 2009 0.00 DNP
68 86 Shane Dyer 2010 0.00 DNP
69 86 Brett Zawacki 2011 0.00 DNP
70 86 Zack Dodson 2013 0.00 DNP
71 86 Ching Lung Lo 2008 0.00 DNP
72 85 Ethan Stewart 2013 0.00 DNP
73 85 Graham Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
74 85 Madison Younginer 2013 0.00 DNP
75 85 Josh Hodges 2013 0.00 DNP
76 85 B.J. Hermsen 2012 0.00 DNP
77 85 Joey Mahalic 2011 0.00 DNP
78 85 Kyle Waldrop 2008 0.00 DNP
79 85 Tim Stronach 2008 0.00 DNP
80 85 Michael Bowman 2009 0.00 DNP
81 85 Elvin Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
82 85 Jamie Richmond 2008 0.00 DNP
83 85 Rafael Briceno 2013 0.00 DNP
84 85 Michael Kirkman 2009 0.00 DNP
85 85 Jose Pina 2008 0.00 DNP
86 85 Adrian Salcedo 2013 0.00 DNP
87 85 Arismendy Ozoria 2013 0.00 DNP
88 85 Jheyson Manzueta 2012 0.00 DNP
89 85 Ryan Shaver 2007 0.00 DNP
90 85 Mark Cohoon 2010 0.00 DNP
91 84 Ryan Sherriff 2012 0.00 DNP
92 84 Ryan Searle 2011 0.00 DNP
93 84 David Hurlbut 2012 0.00 DNP
94 84 Edgar De La Rosa 2013 0.00 DNP
95 84 Amalio Diaz 2009 0.00 DNP
96 84 Darren Byrd 2009 0.00 DNP
97 84 Daniel Tuttle 2013 0.00 DNP
98 84 Marcos Frias 2011 0.00 DNP
99 84 Rafael Lluberes 2007 0.00 DNP
100 84 Matthew Spann 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Signed out of Cuba, Concepcion is still very raw, and 12 games in the low minors isn't enough to tell us much of anything about how well he'll transition to the majors. What we know isn't kind, though: It's never exactly good news when a guy walks more hitters than he strikes out. The scouting reports haven't been any kinder than his stats, with some already talking about a move to relief pitching for the young lefty.
2012 In March, the Cubs signed 20-year-old Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion to a deal worth about $6 million, and the polished lefty--good control of his fastball, decent depth on his curve--could move quickly through Chicago's system. His upside is limited, even if he does add some heft to his slender frame and velocity to his high-80s fastball. Kevin Goldstein left Concepcion off his top 101 prospects, and thinks he'd be a second-round pick who would get less than $1 million if he were an American. Still, Concepcion gives the Cubs something they totally lacked: A left-handed pitching prospect.

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This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: The 10,786 Miles Not Technically Traveled By Sandy Rosario Matthew Kory2013-02-19
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 6Kevin Goldstein2012-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 30Kevin Goldstein2012-05-01
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 25Kevin Goldstein2012-04-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will this year be the rookie season of the greatest Cuban born player of all time? Is that too high of a mountain to climb? Or only a mountain too high to accurately see over?
(Paul from DC)
Out of curiosity, I used the Baseball-Reference Play Index to find the top 5 Cuban-born players by WAR.

1. Rafael Palmeiro 66.1
2. Luis Tiant 61.8
3. Tony Perez 50.1
4. Bert Campaneris 49.2
5. Minnie Minoso 47.5

That seems really ambitious for Gerardo Concepcion.

Unless you meant Puig. Then it's still really ambitious. (Zachary Levine)


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