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Portrait of Kieran Lovegrove

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
38.7 7.52 2.11 16 2 3 0 -1.2
Birth Date7-28-1994
Height6' 4"
Weight185 lbs
Age23 years, 1 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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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

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 RSA int 2 1 2.0 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 .000 13.5 13.5 0.0 4.5 0% .375 .000 3.00 11.81 31.50 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CLE Rk 8 7 21.0 0 2 0 28 9 18 1 .280 95 12.0 3.9 0.4 7.7 42% .386 .309 1.76 4.67 6.00 104 5.02 107.9
2013 CLE Rk 13 12 58.3 1 7 0 63 31 51 4 .277 98 9.7 4.8 0.6 7.9 48% .330 .286 1.61 5.20 5.25 115 6.14 119.0
2014 MHV A- 8 8 30.0 2 2 0 28 23 14 0 .254 99 8.4 6.9 0.0 4.2 49% .286 .280 1.70 5.10 3.90 142 14.01 137.0
2015 MHV A- 14 14 60.7 1 8 0 66 31 37 3 .260 97 9.8 4.6 0.4 5.5 49% .320 .304 1.60 4.86 6.08 122 7.88 130.8
2016 LKC A 39 0 48.7 4 3 6 47 22 44 2 .261 8.7 4.1 0.4 8.1 43% .310 .264 1.42 3.80 4.25 115 6.09 115.8
2017 LYN A+ 38 2 50.3 4 3 1 43 25 51 5 .260 92 7.7 4.5 0.9 9.1 46% .286 .289 1.35 4.32 5.01 105 4.80 108.3

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

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Details

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 2.9 3.7 0.4 21 10 57.8 63 33 23 10 .267 1.66 5.90 6.14 -5.5 -0.6
80o 2.4 3.5 0.3 19 9 50.9 61 32 20 10 .283 1.81 6.45 6.71 -7.9 -0.9
70o 2.1 3.3 0.3 17 8 46.1 58 30 18 10 .295 1.92 6.86 7.14 -9.2 -1.0
60o 1.8 3.2 0.3 16 7 42.2 56 29 17 9 .306 2.02 7.22 7.51 -10.0 -1.1
50o 1.6 3 0.2 14 7 38.6 54 28 15 9 .316 2.12 7.57 7.87 -10.6 -1.2
40o 1.3 2.9 0.2 13 6 35.2 51 27 14 8 .326 2.22 7.93 8.25 -11.0 -1.2
30o 1.1 2.7 0.2 12 5 31.6 48 25 13 8 .337 2.33 8.32 8.66 -11.3 -1.2
20o 0.9 2.5 0.1 10 5 27.6 45 23 11 7 .350 2.47 8.80 9.15 -11.2 -1.2
10o 0.6 2.1 0.1 8 4 22.3 39 20 9 6 .368 2.68 9.49 9.87 -10.7 -1.2
Weighted Mean1.52.90.214637.85227159.3132.097.517.81-10.1-1.1

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/23/2017 13:03 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 3.5 0.4 22 10 58.5 63 33 23 10 .264 1.64 5.89 6.07 -6.1 -0.7
80o 2.6 3.2 0.3 19 9 51.3 60 31 20 10 .281 1.79 6.45 6.66 -8.4 -0.9
70o 2.2 3.1 0.3 17 8 46.4 58 30 18 10 .294 1.91 6.88 7.1 -9.8 -1.1
60o 1.9 2.9 0.3 16 7 42.3 56 29 17 9 .305 2.01 7.25 7.49 -10.6 -1.2
50o 1.6 2.8 0.2 14 7 38.6 54 28 15 9 .316 2.12 7.61 7.87 -11.2 -1.2
40o 1.4 2.6 0.2 13 6 35.1 51 27 14 8 .326 2.22 7.99 8.25 -11.6 -1.3
30o 1.2 2.5 0.2 12 5 31.4 48 25 12 8 .338 2.34 8.40 8.68 -11.7 -1.3
20o 0.9 2.3 0.1 10 5 27.3 45 23 11 7 .352 2.49 8.90 9.2 -11.7 -1.3
10o 0.6 1.9 0.1 8 4 21.9 39 20 9 6 .371 2.71 9.63 9.96 -11.1 -1.2
Weighted Mean1.62.70.214637.85227159.3132.097.547.8-10.7-1.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 1% 0% 1% 1%

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
2018232502610789569581633.3172.097.307.6210.97.96.71.8-1.6
201924240239699166511433.3382.267.467.7911.88.66.61.8-1.5
202025361331310112986722133.3262.127.237.5511.57.66.41.9-2.0
20212634127108110861631733.3452.086.857.1512.06.77.01.9-1.3
202227341249758552721433.3271.836.046.3010.26.38.71.7-0.6
20232811010430201833533.2151.285.085.306.15.510.01.50.0

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Kieran Lovegrove is a projectable pitcher with a tall frame and room to fill out, working in the mid-90s with a quality slider and developing changeup.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Multi part question...It may be too early to tell, but the Indians seemed to have gotten burned by selecting Mitch Brown and Kieran Lovegrove with high picks in the 2012 draft. What did you think of these two at the time they were drafted, and do you like the combo of Hockin and Sheffield better? Do you think either of these recent 2014 draftees can become a higher end MOR starter?
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Brown has a solid delivery and had a deep repertoire when drafted, but his lack of a plus-plus offering limited his ceiling until he honed the secondaries, which just hasn't happened thus far (particularly in the command department). Lovegrove relies on a hip-whip strategy for torque that can be difficult to repeat, timing-wise, and his stat line is feeling the burn of an inconsistent delivery. Hockin has a solid frame and a very stable delivery that is a bit light on power. He is another example of a pitcher whose secondaries will determine his ultimate utility at the highest level.

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