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Portrait of Duane Underwood

Duane Underwood PCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 19)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
42.3 6.67 1.79 17 1 5 0 -0.9
Birth Date7-20-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age20 years, 3 months, 5 days
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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 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 -

Compensation

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Details

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 0.3 19 11 64.3 60 29 26 8 .263 1.39 5.03 5.47 -2.5 -0.3
80o 2.2 3.7 0.3 16 9 56.3 58 28 23 7 .280 1.52 5.56 6.04 -5.3 -0.5
70o 1.9 3.5 0.2 15 8 50.8 55 26 21 7 .294 1.61 5.95 6.47 -6.8 -0.7
60o 1.6 3.3 0.2 13 8 46.2 53 25 19 7 .305 1.70 6.29 6.84 -7.7 -0.8
50o 1.4 3.2 0.2 12 7 42.0 51 24 17 6 .316 1.78 6.62 7.2 -8.4 -0.9
40o 1.2 3 0.1 11 6 38.0 48 23 16 6 .326 1.87 6.96 7.57 -8.7 -0.9
30o 1 2.7 0.1 10 6 33.8 45 21 14 6 .338 1.96 7.33 7.97 -8.9 -0.9
20o 0.7 2.5 0.1 8 5 29.1 41 20 12 5 .352 2.08 7.78 8.46 -8.8 -0.9
10o 0.5 2.1 0.1 7 4 22.9 35 17 9 4 .371 2.26 8.43 9.17 -8.1 -0.8
Weighted Mean1.430.212740.94923176.3131.766.567.13-7.9-0.8

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
201520350271310812151641848.3121.605.966.4810.14.35.31.5-1.7
201621561361714514260932048.2881.404.765.178.83.75.81.2-0.3
201722451321512913552801748.3041.455.015.459.43.65.61.2-0.7
201823451301512212350781748.2961.424.935.359.13.75.81.3-0.5
201924451311512412749801748.3021.424.895.329.23.65.81.2-0.5
202025451301512112247811648.3001.404.715.129.13.56.01.2-0.2
202126451311512412345851648.2981.354.504.898.93.36.21.20.1
202227551321612912445931648.2951.314.244.618.63.16.51.10.5
202328551321613012246961648.2941.294.184.548.43.26.61.10.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.1out of baseballout of baseball31.5out of baseball8.1

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1 96 Yimmi Brasoban 2013 0.00 DNP
2 95 Euclides Leyer 2012 0.00 DNP
3 95 Johendi Jiminian 2012 0.00 DNP
4 94 Clemente Mendoza 2010 0.00 DNP
5 94 Jason Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
6 94 Dylan Unsworth 2012 0.00 DNP
7 94 Mauricio Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
8 94 Kendry Flores 2011 0.00 DNP
9 94 Fabio Castillo 2008 0.00 DNP
10 94 Carlos Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
11 93 Michael Feliz 2012 0.00 DNP
12 93 Benjamin Wells 2012 0.00 DNP
13 93 Tyler Vail 2011 0.00 DNP
14 93 Garrett Gould 2011 0.00 DNP
15 93 Adrian Houser 2012 0.00 DNP
16 93 Domingo Tapia 2011 0.00 DNP
17 93 Jose Flores 2012 0.00 DNP
18 93 Kelvin Herrera 2009 0.00 DNP
19 93 Jochi Ogando 2012 0.00 DNP
20 92 Brandon Maurer 2010 0.00 DNP
21 92 Juan Herrera 2011 0.00 DNP
22 92 James Pugliese 2012 0.00 DNP
23 92 Kyle Ryan 2011 0.00 DNP
24 92 Lino Martinez 2012 0.00 DNP
25 91 Lorenzo Mendoza 2011 0.00 DNP
26 91 Robby Rowland 2011 0.00 DNP
27 91 Hector Silvestre 2012 0.00 DNP
28 91 Jake Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
29 91 Francis Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
30 91 Hector Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
31 91 Adrian Salcedo 2010 0.00 DNP
32 91 Carlos Estevez 2012 0.00 DNP
33 91 Blake Snell 2012 0.00 DNP
34 91 Rigoberto Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
35 90 Raul Alcantara 2012 0.00 DNP
36 90 David Holmberg 2011 0.00 DNP
37 90 Matt Hobgood 2010 0.00 DNP
38 90 Marcus Jensen 2011 0.00 DNP
39 90 Adys Portillo 2011 0.00 DNP
40 90 Nolan Diaz 2010 0.00 DNP
41 90 Carlos Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
42 90 Mike Foltynewicz 2011 0.00 DNP
43 90 J.R. Bradley 2011 0.00 DNP
44 90 Colton Willems 2008 0.00 DNP
45 90 Mario Alcantara 2012 0.00 DNP
46 89 Joely Rodriguez 2011 0.00 DNP
47 89 Justin Moore 2009 0.00 DNP
48 89 Chris Wilkes 2009 0.00 DNP
49 89 Miguel Pena 2010 0.00 DNP
50 89 Daniel Tuttle 2010 0.00 DNP
51 89 Albert Suarez 2009 0.00 DNP
52 89 Alving Mejias 2011 0.00 DNP
53 89 Mike Montgomery 2009 0.00 DNP
54 89 Baudilio Lopez 2010 0.00 DNP
55 89 Josh Warner 2012 0.00 DNP
56 89 Roman Mendez 2010 0.00 DNP
57 89 Robert Gsellman 2013 0.00 DNP
58 89 Juan Minaya 2010 0.00 DNP
59 89 Alberto Cabrera 2008 0.00 DNP
60 88 Trevor Shull 2010 0.00 DNP
61 88 Juan Urbina 2012 0.00 DNP
62 88 Luis Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
63 88 Tyrell Jenkins 2012 0.00 DNP
64 88 Jairo Labourt 2013 0.00 DNP
65 88 Jeurys Familia 2009 0.00 DNP
66 88 Robinson Lopez 2010 0.00 DNP
67 88 Julio Teheran 2010 0.00 DNP
68 88 Martire Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
69 88 Clario Perez 2012 0.00 DNP
70 88 Gabriel Ynoa 2012 0.00 DNP
71 88 Henderson Alvarez 2009 0.00 DNP
72 88 Edgar Garcia 2007 0.00 DNP
73 88 Jarlin Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
74 88 Jenrry Mejia 2009 0.00 DNP
75 88 Keivi Rojas 2012 0.00 DNP
76 88 Argenis Paez 2010 0.00 DNP
77 88 Jonathan Pettibone 2010 0.00 DNP
78 88 Marcus Walden 2008 0.00 DNP
79 88 Eli Echarry 2012 0.00 DNP
80 88 Ranfi Casimiro 2012 0.00 DNP
81 88 Miguel Sulbaran 2013 0.00 DNP
82 87 Josh Stinson 2007 0.00 DNP
83 87 Will Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
84 87 Enrique Burgos 2010 0.00 DNP
85 87 Clayton Blackburn 2012 0.00 DNP
86 87 Steven Upchurch 2009 0.00 DNP
87 87 Carlos Vazquez 2011 0.00 DNP
88 87 Jhondaniel Medina 2012 0.00 DNP
89 87 Jose Alvarez 2008 0.00 DNP
90 87 Edwin Escobar 2011 0.00 DNP
91 87 Andrew Bellatti 2011 0.00 DNP
92 87 Ricardo Batista 2011 0.00 DNP
93 87 Carlos Melo 2010 0.00 DNP
94 87 Jonathan Martinez 2013 0.00 DNP
95 87 Reynier Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
96 86 John Barbato 2012 0.00 DNP
97 86 Victor Payano 2012 0.00 DNP
98 86 Tyree Hayes 2008 0.00 DNP
99 86 Greg Billo 2010 0.00 DNP
100 86 Sergio Gomez 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 The Cubs were able to lure 2012 second-rounder Duane Underwood away from a commitment to Georgia with an over-slot $1.05 million bonus.

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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