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Portrait of Tim Cooney

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.3 4.42 1.40 26 2 2 0 0.3
Birth Date12-19-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
2014
0.22015
2016
0.32017
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 SLN MLB 6 6 31.3 1 0 0 28 10 29 3 .259 98 8.0 2.9 0.9 8.3 40% .287 .265 1.21 3.61 3.16 104 4.46 105.5 0.2
CareerMLB6631.31002810293.259988.02.90.98.340%.287.2651.213.613.161044.46105.50.2

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 BAT A- 13 11 55.7 3 3 0 56 8 43 4 .252 97 9.1 1.3 0.6 7.0 57% .319 .242 1.15 3.26 3.40 91 3.62 99.0
2013 PMB A+ 6 6 36.0 3 3 0 38 4 23 1 .253 94 9.5 1.0 0.2 5.8 43% .316 .257 1.17 2.74 2.75 93 3.58 98.8
2013 SFD AA 20 20 118.3 7 10 0 132 18 125 8 .254 105 10.0 1.4 0.6 9.5 49% .366 .256 1.27 2.43 3.80 72 2.08 75.9
2014 MEM AAA 26 25 158.0 14 6 0 158 47 119 21 .265 91 9.0 2.7 1.2 6.8 48% .291 .258 1.30 4.93 3.47 96 5.39 106.3
2015 SLN MLB 6 6 31.3 1 0 0 28 10 29 3 .259 98 8.0 2.9 0.9 8.3 40% .287 .265 1.21 3.61 3.16 104 4.46 105.5
2015 MEM AAA 14 14 88.7 6 4 0 61 16 63 9 .268 88 6.2 1.6 0.9 6.4 38% .211 .211 0.87 4.17 2.74 90 3.10 92.4

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
2015 473 0.4863 0.4186 0.7879 0.5957 0.2510 0.9051 0.5246 0.2121
Career4730.48630.41860.78790.59570.2510.90510.52460.2121

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2017 CLE $
2016 SLN $
2015 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 25 dBallengee Group2017

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/16. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from St. Louis 11/18/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by St. Louis 4/30/15.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2012 (3-117) (Wake Forest). $0.4044M signing bonus (slot amount).

2017 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 3.4 2.5 0 8 8 50.2 43 14 37 6 .258 1.13 3.39 3.61 8.8 1.0
80o 2.9 2.3 0 7 7 44.6 41 13 33 5 .272 1.22 3.76 3.99 6.0 0.7
70o 2.6 2.2 0 7 7 40.7 40 12 30 5 .282 1.29 4.02 4.27 4.3 0.5
60o 2.3 2.1 0 6 6 37.4 38 12 28 5 .291 1.34 4.25 4.52 3.0 0.3
50o 2.1 2 0 6 6 34.4 37 11 26 5 .299 1.40 4.47 4.75 1.9 0.2
40o 1.9 1.9 0 5 5 31.5 35 11 23 4 .308 1.46 4.69 4.98 1.0 0.1
30o 1.7 1.8 0 5 5 28.4 33 10 21 4 .317 1.52 4.93 5.24 0.1 0.0
20o 1.4 1.7 0 4 4 24.9 30 9 19 4 .327 1.60 5.22 5.54 -0.7 -0.1
10o 1.1 1.4 0 3 3 20.3 26 8 15 3 .342 1.70 5.62 5.97 -1.5 -0.2
Weighted Mean2.1206633.83611255.2971.394.444.722.00.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20182791102929176176841772841.3071.484.845.209.04.39.11.40.5
2019287802121126122621322041.3031.464.735.088.74.49.51.40.6
2020297802121126126581291841.3101.464.534.879.04.19.21.30.9
2021309902525148143631522041.3061.404.344.668.73.89.31.21.4
20223191002626151151641462241.3041.434.614.959.03.88.71.30.9
2023325501414828536761241.3101.484.705.059.44.08.41.30.4
2024332205531311532541.3181.504.634.989.14.49.41.50.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Jeff Niemann 2009 4.18
2 94 Logan Verrett 2016 5.40
3 91 Troy Patton 2012 2.43
4 90 Clay Hensley 2006 3.95
5 90 Mike Montgomery 2016 3.05
6 89 Jordan Pries 2016 0.00 DNP
7 89 Andrew Chafin 2016 7.15
8 88 Kevin Mulvey 2011 0.00 DNP
9 88 Josh Geer 2009 6.31
10 88 Tyler Wilson 2016 5.52
11 88 Charles Brewer 2014 0.00 DNP
12 88 Nick Additon 2014 0.00 DNP
13 88 Adam Wilk 2014 0.00 DNP
14 88 Eric Jokisch 2016 0.00 DNP
15 88 Carlos Pimentel 2016 0.00 DNP
16 88 Frankie De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
17 88 Edwar Cabrera 2014 0.00 DNP
18 87 Francisco Cruceta 2008 6.17
19 87 Zach Petrick 2016 0.00 DNP
20 87 Philip Humber 2009 8.00
21 87 Esmailin Caridad 2010 15.75
22 87 Matt Maloney 2010 3.05
23 87 Matt Andriese 2016 4.41
24 87 Anthony Ranaudo 2016 9.48
25 86 D.J. Mitchell 2013 0.00 DNP
26 86 Will Inman 2013 0.00 DNP
27 86 Charlie Haeger 2010 9.30
28 86 Jay Jackson 2014 0.00 DNP
29 86 Stephen Fife 2013 4.32
30 86 Alex Colome 2015 4.10
31 86 Chaz Roe 2013 4.03
32 86 Taylor Jungmann 2016 8.10
33 86 Jake Buchanan 2016 9.00
34 86 Rob Scahill 2013 5.13
35 86 Tyler Anderson 2016 3.94
36 86 Dallas Beeler 2015 10.80
37 86 Doug Mathis 2009 3.59
38 86 Zeke Spruill 2016 0.00 DNP
39 86 Michael Blazek 2015 2.75
40 85 Justin Wilson 2014 4.50
41 85 Michael Kirkman 2013 8.18
42 85 Kyle Weiland 2013 0.00 DNP
43 85 Samuel Deduno 2010 3.38
44 85 Scott Lewis 2010 0.00 DNP
45 84 Chris Cody 2010 0.00 DNP
46 84 Sean Nolin 2016 0.00 DNP
47 84 Omar Poveda 2014 0.00 DNP
48 84 Eric Surkamp 2014 5.18
49 84 Rudy Owens 2014 7.94
50 84 Chris Rusin 2013 4.07
51 84 Scott Barnes 2014 0.00 DNP
52 84 Travis Banwart 2012 0.00 DNP
53 84 Kevin Hart 2009 6.11
54 84 Joe Saunders 2007 4.70
55 83 Cesar Valdez 2011 0.00 DNP
56 83 David Phelps 2013 5.19
57 83 Erik Johnson 2016 8.33
58 83 Jimmy Nelson 2015 4.52
59 83 Sean Smith 2010 0.00 DNP
60 83 Stolmy Pimentel 2016 0.00 DNP
61 83 Jeremy Hefner 2012 5.19
62 83 Sean Gilmartin 2016 7.13
63 83 Luis Marte 2013 0.00 DNP
64 83 Adam Ottavino 2012 4.78
65 83 P.J. Walters 2011 7.20
66 83 Chris Heston 2014 5.06
67 83 Matt Magill 2016 0.00
68 83 Merrill Kelly 2015 0.00 DNP
69 83 Tom Koehler 2012 5.40
70 82 J.A. Happ 2009 2.98
71 82 Christian Bergman 2014 6.09
72 82 Sam LeCure 2010 4.50
73 82 Nik Turley 2016 0.00 DNP
74 82 Andrew Carraway 2013 0.00 DNP
75 82 Phil Irwin 2013 9.64
76 82 C.J. Riefenhauser 2016 0.00 DNP
77 82 Hector Ambriz 2010 5.77
78 82 Randy Wells 2009 3.65
79 82 Zach Jackson 2009 10.38
80 82 Cody Martin 2016 4.18
81 82 Yohan Pino 2010 0.00 DNP
82 82 Michael Bowden 2013 4.30
83 82 Mike Parisi 2009 0.00 DNP
84 82 Dustin Nippert 2007 5.96
85 82 Ramon A. Ramirez 2009 3.65
86 82 Donn Roach 2016 8.44
87 82 Amaury Rivas 2012 0.00 DNP
88 82 Casey Coleman 2014 5.25
89 81 Adam Warren 2014 3.09
90 81 Ryan Verdugo 2013 0.00 DNP
91 81 Yorman Bazardo 2011 0.00 DNP
92 81 Nick Hagadone 2012 6.39
93 81 Zachary Neal 2015 0.00 DNP
94 81 Bruce Billings 2012 0.00 DNP
95 81 Dustin Moseley 2008 6.62
96 81 Dellin Betances 2014 1.50
97 81 Brandon Cumpton 2015 0.00 DNP
98 81 Brian Duensing 2009 3.96
99 81 Pat Misch 2008 5.85
100 81 Mitch Talbot 2010 4.97

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 What do teams want from their back-end starters? Sounds like the introduction of a kitschy Cosmo article, but it's a fair inquiry. Most would answer health, innings and the ability to keep games close. If the Cardinals agree, then they must have been pleased with Cooney's July stint in the rotation. He worked into the sixth inning and allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his five tries—almost as if to say, Yeah, I'm ready for this. Rest assured Cooney is ready for this. He's gimmicky and low on sizzle (his arsenal is average throughout) but reliable and high on polish. Cooney is then, in a sense, the kind of pitcher whose starts you can skip without regret, not because they're bad but because if you've seen a few you've seen them all.
2015 A low-ceiling, high-floor prospect, Cooney doesn't have the eye-popping velocity or filthy stuff that sets tongues a-waggin'. Instead, the young lefty uses excellent control and solid command of his low-90s fastball and standout changeup to rack up innings and keep his team in games. His strikeout rate plummeted and his walk rate climbed last year in Triple-A, and while he was still comparatively stingy with ball four, pitchers like Cooney often don't miss enough bats to stick in a big-league rotation over the long haul. More likely he'll carve out a long career as a swingman, doing solid work filling in for a few starts and working multiple innings in middle relief.
2014 Late-round college hitters who turn into studs are currently the organization's chief export, but polished lefties who zoom through the system are an industry on the rise. Cooney is paving the way. The Wake Forest alumnus spent the bulk of his first full-season assignment in Double-A and acquitted himself brilliantly, boasting a 6.9 K/BB ratio that helped him rank second in all of the minors (min. 100 innings). The control is spot-on, but success at the next level will be dependent on improved command that allows him to push hitters off balance and soften contact. Cooney allowed too many hits in 2013 to confidently predict success in this endeavor.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seventh Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Pacific Coast LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2016-03-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2016-02-26
2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-28
2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather MossR.J. Anderson2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather MossGeorge Bissell2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather MossJeff Moore2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Justin UptonBP Staff2015-07-28
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 62: FAABFESTMike Gianella2015-07-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 62: FAABFESTGeorge Bissell2015-07-23
Expert FAAB Review: Week 16Mike Gianella2015-07-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 14Greg Wellemeyer2015-07-10
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Fantasy Rounders: Macho Man Manny MachadoDoug Thorburn2015-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 2ndJeff Moore2015-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 15-17, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week FiveWilson Karaman2015-05-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week FourKeith Cromer2015-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Silence!Daniel Rathman2015-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Pacific Coast LeagueCraig Goldstein2015-04-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Craig Goldstein2015-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Ben Carsley2015-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: St. Louis CardinalsMatt Collins2014-12-29
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-24
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 3rdJeff Moore2014-09-04
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The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Wacha and Martinez are both in uncharted waters innings-wise. Last year Wacha's shoulder broke at 100IP and he's past that now. Is it crazy for the Cards to expect (or make) these two to go 100IP more plus Oct?
(George M. from Bloomington, IL)
That seems like a lot for both, and particularly for Martinez. I do wonder if this means we'll see a little bit more of Tim Cooney and perhaps Tyler Lyons down the stretch. A trade is possible I suppose, but the Cardinals haven't been linked to anyone so I'd expect a low end deal if they do make one and not a trade for one of the big arms potentially on the market. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of outside-the-box roles, would it be worth while for St. Louis to designate Marco Gonzales or one of their high-minors guys (Tim Cooney, etc.) as 1940s-style swingmen to get fantastic but fragile Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha a rest every three weeks or so? Or have pitching roles become too specialized for that?
(Bill from New Mexico)
The specialization of pitching roles is part of the issue, and the other part is that there is no assured resting pattern that would definitely make a difference for Wainwright and Wacha. I love the idea of expanding roles and having pitchers dumped into buckets based on individual tolerance (ie 20 pitches, 40, 70, etc) rather than the pre-approved patterns of one hitter, one inning, or 100 pitches (depending on the role). (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone knows the big prospect names that will be called up between now and July (e.g., Polanco, Bradley, Singleton. etc.), but are there less heralded MILB guys you think are on the cusp of helping MLB teams?
(PaulR from Queens)
Ian literally talks about nothing else. Less heralded MILB guys are the vital backbone of a savvy Scoresheeter. Let’s offer Tim Cooney and Jake deGrom in the NL, and Mike Montgomery and Sean Nolin in the AL. Draft and follow Triple A guys are much more versatile than all but the best Low-A prospects in all but trade bait ability. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tim Cooney was lights out yesterday. Granted it was spring training, but it looked like he was located everything where he wanted it. Could his stuff play way up if he has plus plus control and command over multiple pitches, a la cliff lee?
(johnorpheus from St. Louis)
Cliff Lee has elite command. Cooney is sharp and can locate his stuff, but it has to be sharp to find sustainable results. He can't get away with a lot of mistakes. I like the arsenal and the command profile, but I don't think he's going to be anywhere close to a frontline arm at the highest level. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last year the Cardinals LHP looked barren. This year they had Kevin Siegrist and drafted Marco Gonzales and Rob Kaminsky and had Tim Cooney take a step forward. What gives?
(Bubba from St. Louis)
They felt like having a farm system with no weaknesses, I suppose. This is what they do. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)The STL system gets a lot of hype but a couple SP I haven't heard much about - Tim Cooney and Alexander Reyes - had good years. Thoughts on these two in a deep dynasty league? Thanks.
(Tuco from STL)
I'm a bigger fan of Reyes and actually own him in a deep NL-Only league. Both are worth rostering depending on the depth of your league/minor league system. (Craig Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Tim Cooney threw 481 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (83mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (91mph).