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Duane Underwood PCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 19)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-20-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age20 years, 4 months, 2 days
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WARP Summary

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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

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 CUB Rk 5 5 8.7 7.43 52 .308 .264 .353 .398 .283 .231 94 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 BOI A- 14 11 54.3 5.66 71 .316 .243 .327 .336 .268 .310 104 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 KNC A 22 21 100.7 5.41 77 .245 .250 .319 .367 .261 .273 97 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -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 CUB Rk 0 1 0 5 5 8.7 7 6 7 1 56% .231 7.3 6.2 1.0 7.3 1.50 5.19 0.3 0.0
2013 BOI A- 3 4 0 14 11 54.3 62 27 36 4 58% .310 10.3 4.5 0.7 6.0 1.64 4.97 -0.5 -0.1
2014 KNC A 6 4 0 22 21 100.7 85 36 84 10 50% .273 7.6 3.2 0.9 7.5 1.20 2.50 -0.0 -0.0

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
2014-06-03 2014-06-15 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-02 2014-04-13 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 11Jeff Moore2014-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 8, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 7Jeff Moore2014-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 28, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason PreviewHarry Pavlidis2014-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason PreviewKen Funck2014-03-25
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
Prospect Debate: Who is the Cubs' Top Prospect?BP Prospect Staff2012-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are jacob hanneman and Duane Underwood legit prospects?
(MKPJ from chicago)
I saw Duane Underwood last night, he's legit. Works in the mid 90s and flashes solid secondary offerings. I'll be writing him up in the near future.

Hannemann I am not sold on at all. Only saw the speed in game, everything else was lacking. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the current and former KC Cougar starting pitchers - Jen-Ho Tseng, Paul Blackburn, Daury Torrez, Duane Underwood and Juan Paniagua (no need to ask about Tyler Skulina as I know he'd be at the bottom of your list)?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
Tseng, Underwood, Blackburn, Torrez, Paniagua, Skulina (yeah I don't like Tyler much) (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Paul Blackburn, Jen-Ho Tseng, Duane Underwood: Which intriguing Cubs low-A pitcher do you prefer?
(msquared from usa)
Tseng right now, but I can see Underwood growing up and taking over that spot in my heart. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Much has been made among CHC fans about their Big 4 prospects(Baez, Almora, Bryant, Soler),which guys in the 5-10 range in their system intrigue you most?Btw, is Olt redeemable?
(Matt from Chicago)
Mike Olt is absolutely redeemable. I still believe in his ability to be a very good everyday player. As for the 5-10 range, I like the progress scouts reported seeing with Dillon Maples this year. The addition of CJ Edwards and having guys like Duane Underwood and Pierce Johnson make for some quality depth outside of the top four guys. (Mark Anderson)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you surprised at Kyle Hendricks success this season at AA for Tennessee (Cubs) and should he be considered one of the Cubs top pitching prospects?
(Mike from Illinois)
The Cubs are obviously very bat-heavy in their system, and many of the top arms are either hurt (Vizcaino) or at the lower levels (Pierce Johnson in Low-A, Dillon Maples in Low-A, Duane Underwood in extended spring). So by default Hendricks is one of their better arms at the upper levels.

There's nothing too sexy about Hendricks, but he can really pitch, so I'm not surprised he's having success this year. I saw Hendricks a couple times last year in Myrtle Beach. Haven't gotten a report on him last year but here's what I saw – located and mixed deep arsenal very well. Not a lot of life on anything but sat 87-91-ish with his fastball but showed the ability to pop 92-93 and the occasional 94 when needed. Very deceptive changeup that also didn't have a lot of movement. He also had a cut-slider and big get-me-over curveball. The stuff is very fringe and it's probably a no. 5 starter at best, but he can locate and mix, so that gives him a shot. (Jason Cole)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I came upon a note in Jason's Top 10 Prospects list for the Cubs system, that Duane Underwood's "arm works well, but low pickup and drag force it to go a long way." Those words weren't yours, but I'm wondering if you have any insight on them. I feel the same way when watching a number of current big-leaguers (if I'm reading this right), where they have fast and loose arms, but waste motion on the back side of their delivery and seem to lengthen their arm action in doing so. Does this pose any added risk of injury, ineffectiveness, or inconsistency?
(Matt Trueblood from Fridley, MN)
I am not as bothered by “long” arm action, other than the potential to complicate the timing sequence. It is the high-speed portion of rotation that places the most stress on the arm, so I care more about the arm path once the rotational elements kick into gear. It's kinda like worrying about a hitter's hands before he gets into the loaded position – just because it looks funny doesn't mean that it's dysfunctional.

On the jukebox: Colin Hay, "Overkill" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the most interesting Cub prospect besides Baez, Almora, Soler and Vizcaino?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
Duane Underwood or Dillon Maples. (Jason Parks)


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