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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
70.0 6.42 1.79 27 3 3 1 -2.2
Birth Date11-16-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age22 years, 9 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-2.22016
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DRA-Based 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 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
2012 ROY Rk 7 0 8.0 0 0 0 11 3 3 1 .279 102 12.4 3.4 1.1 3.4 41% .323 .319 1.75 6.37 5.62
2013 BNC Rk 12 0 23.3 0 0 0 37 12 15 2 .252 96 14.3 4.6 0.8 5.8 40% .422 .353 2.10 5.19 8.10
2014 LEX A 2 2 9.0 1 0 0 11 3 4 0 .237 111 11.0 3.0 0.0 4.0 62% .344 .232 1.56 3.70 4.00
2014 BNC Rk 11 6 59.0 3 3 0 45 9 47 2 .000 6.9 1.4 0.3 7.2 0% .247 .000 0.92 3.02 2.14
2015 LEX A 29 10 103.7 4 9 2 107 51 61 13 .267 102 9.3 4.4 1.1 5.3 44% .287 .286 1.52 5.67 5.73
2016 LEX A 20 0 31.7 1 4 2 47 22 26 2 .270 13.4 6.3 0.6 7.4 46% .395 .359 2.18 5.14 8.24

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 3.8 0.8 28 8 92.5 91 40 36 13 .253 1.41 5.13 5.57 -4.2 -0.5
80o 2.7 3.6 0.6 26 8 84.5 90 40 33 12 .269 1.54 5.64 6.13 -8.2 -0.9
70o 2.4 3.5 0.6 24 7 78.9 89 39 31 12 .280 1.63 6.01 6.54 -10.6 -1.1
60o 2.2 3.4 0.5 22 7 74.3 88 39 29 12 .290 1.71 6.35 6.9 -12.3 -1.3
50o 1.9 3.3 0.5 21 6 70.1 87 38 27 12 .300 1.79 6.67 7.25 -13.7 -1.5
40o 1.7 3.3 0.4 20 6 66.0 86 38 26 12 .309 1.87 6.99 7.6 -14.8 -1.6
30o 1.5 3.1 0.4 19 6 61.7 84 37 24 12 .319 1.96 7.35 7.99 -15.7 -1.7
20o 1.3 3 0.3 17 5 56.8 82 36 22 11 .331 2.08 7.78 8.46 -16.5 -1.8
10o 1 2.8 0.2 15 5 50.4 78 34 20 11 .348 2.24 8.40 9.13 -17.2 -1.9
Weighted Mean1.93.30.521669.385372712.2971.776.617.18-13.1-1.4

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/26/2016 11:16 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 3.7 0.8 28 8 92.2 92 40 35 13 .254 1.43 5.08 5.42 -5.5 -0.6
80o 2.7 3.6 0.7 25 8 84.3 91 40 32 13 .269 1.55 5.52 5.91 -9.3 -1.0
70o 2.4 3.5 0.6 24 7 78.8 90 39 30 12 .280 1.64 5.85 6.27 -11.7 -1.3
60o 2.2 3.4 0.5 22 7 74.3 89 39 28 12 .290 1.71 6.14 6.59 -13.5 -1.5
50o 2 3.3 0.5 21 6 70.1 87 38 27 12 .299 1.79 6.42 6.9 -15.0 -1.6
40o 1.8 3.2 0.4 20 6 66.0 86 38 25 12 .308 1.87 6.70 7.21 -16.2 -1.8
30o 1.6 3.1 0.4 19 6 61.8 84 37 23 12 .317 1.95 7.01 7.55 -17.4 -1.9
20o 1.4 2.9 0.3 17 5 57.0 82 36 22 11 .329 2.06 7.38 7.96 -18.5 -2.0
10o 1.1 2.8 0.3 15 5 50.6 78 34 19 11 .345 2.21 7.92 8.55 -19.5 -2.1
Weighted Mean23.20.521669.385372612.2971.776.386.85-14.5-1.6

Diagnostics

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

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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
201723120144496427201037.3091.876.727.2111.85.03.71.8-1.2
201824220175587432231137.3021.846.647.1211.55.03.61.7-1.4
201925220165557030221137.3021.836.567.0411.54.93.61.8-1.3
202026220154516528211037.3031.816.506.9811.44.93.71.8-1.1
202127220154526627221037.3031.796.426.8911.44.73.81.7-1.1
202228220154526627231037.3031.796.346.8011.44.74.01.7-1.1
202329220164536626241037.3001.736.236.6911.14.44.11.7-1.0
202430220154516425231037.3001.736.216.6611.24.44.01.8-1.0
20253112014449602422937.3011.736.206.6511.14.44.11.7-0.9

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
out of baseball0.72.4out of baseballout of baseball1.54.5

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseball0.72.4out of baseballout of baseball1.54.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Kevin Walter 2014 0.00 DNP
2 92 Hudson Boyd 2015 0.00 DNP
3 91 James Campbell 2014 0.00 DNP
4 90 Junior Mendez 2015 0.00 DNP
5 89 Lino Martinez 2015 0.00 DNP
6 89 Robert Aviles 2014 0.00 DNP
7 88 Tim Stanford 2011 0.00 DNP
8 88 Jacob Dahlstrand 2014 0.00 DNP
9 88 Josue Montanez 2014 0.00 DNP
10 88 Yacksel Rios 2015 0.00 DNP
11 88 Pedro Villarreal 2010 0.00 DNP
12 88 Mike Lehmann 2011 0.00 DNP
13 88 Logan Ehlers 2014 0.00 DNP
14 87 Jonathan Musser 2014 0.00 DNP
15 87 Charles Kaalekahi 2014 0.00 DNP
16 87 Manuel Carmona 2014 0.00 DNP
17 87 Tyler Smith 2014 0.00 DNP
18 87 Luis DeJesus 2014 0.00 DNP
19 87 Ronald Pena 2014 0.00 DNP
20 87 Suammy Baez 2011 0.00 DNP
21 87 Clario Perez 2015 0.00 DNP
22 87 Christopher Kirsch 2014 0.00 DNP
23 86 Justin Schumer 2011 0.00 DNP
24 86 Eduardo Figueroa 2011 0.00 DNP
25 86 Paul Mildren 2006 0.00 DNP
26 86 Matt Loosen 2011 0.00 DNP
27 86 Dylan Rheault 2014 0.00 DNP
28 86 Jesus Pirela 2011 0.00 DNP
29 86 Jake Sisco 2014 0.00 DNP
30 86 Fray Martinez 2011 0.00 DNP
31 86 Jesse Chavez 2006 0.00 DNP
32 86 Deiber Sanchez 2011 0.00 DNP
33 86 Kirk Wetmore 2011 0.00 DNP
34 85 Saul Gonzalez 2011 0.00 DNP
35 85 Mason Hope 2014 0.00 DNP
36 85 Genison Reyes 2014 0.00 DNP
37 85 David Davidson 2006 0.00 DNP
38 85 Angel Tapia 2010 0.00 DNP
39 85 Evan Rutckyj 2014 0.00 DNP
40 85 Mark Blackmar 2014 0.00 DNP
41 85 Jose Quintana 2011 0.00 DNP
42 85 David Patton 2006 0.00 DNP
43 85 Douglas Arguello 2007 0.00 DNP
44 85 Wandy Peralta 2014 0.00 DNP
45 85 Kevin Chavez 2011 0.00 DNP
46 85 Caleb Brewer 2011 0.00 DNP
47 85 Curtis Petersen 2012 0.00 DNP
48 85 Zach Kroenke 2006 0.00 DNP
49 85 Justin Thomas 2006 0.00 DNP
50 85 Francisco Gil 2011 0.00 DNP
51 85 Alonzo Gonzalez 2014 0.00 DNP
52 85 Lou Trivino 2014 0.00 DNP
53 85 Merrill Kelly 2011 0.00 DNP
54 85 Jose Oviedo 2011 0.00 DNP
55 85 Owen Dew 2011 0.00 DNP
56 85 Jochi Ogando 2015 0.00 DNP
57 85 Roman Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
58 85 Dillon Maples 2014 0.00 DNP
59 85 Dovydas Neverauskas 2015 0.00 DNP
60 85 Julio Felix 2014 0.00 DNP
61 85 Freddie Cabrera 2012 0.00 DNP
62 85 Manuel Barreda 2011 0.00 DNP
63 85 Tyler Hess 2011 0.00 DNP
64 85 Caleb Clay 2010 0.00 DNP
65 85 Dillon McNamara 2014 0.00 DNP
66 84 Eric Fornataro 2010 0.00 DNP
67 84 Justin Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
68 84 Wilson Eusebio 2011 0.00 DNP
69 84 Conner Kendrick 2015 0.00 DNP
70 84 Heath Nichols 2011 0.00 DNP
71 84 Tyler Knigge 2011 0.00 DNP
72 84 Kyle Farrell 2011 0.00 DNP
73 84 Marcus Hatley 2010 0.00 DNP
74 84 Chase Ware 2010 0.00 DNP
75 84 Juan Cedeno 2006 0.00 DNP
76 84 Fidencio Flores 2014 0.00 DNP
77 84 Joshua Mueller 2011 0.00 DNP
78 84 Juan Zapata 2007 0.00 DNP
79 84 Tim Stronach 2008 0.00 DNP
80 84 Jose Pina 2008 0.00 DNP
81 84 Austin Reed 2014 0.00 DNP
82 84 Richard Martinez 2011 0.00 DNP
83 84 Nick McCully 2011 0.00 DNP
84 84 Bryton Trepagnier 2014 0.00 DNP
85 84 Mark Rosen 2006 0.00 DNP
86 84 Jon George 2007 0.00 DNP
87 84 Orlando Alfonso 2012 0.00 DNP
88 84 Ranfi Casimiro 2015 0.00 DNP
89 84 Zach Dials 2008 0.00 DNP
90 84 Austin Platt 2014 0.00 DNP
91 84 Baudilio Lopez 2013 0.00 DNP
92 84 Spencer Arroyo 2011 0.00 DNP
93 84 Rafael Lluberes 2007 0.00 DNP
94 84 Curtis Partch 2009 0.00 DNP
95 84 Amir Garrett 2014 0.00 DNP
96 84 Leonard Lorenzo 2014 0.00 DNP
97 84 Christopher Lee 2015 0.00 DNP
98 84 Todd Kibby 2014 0.00 DNP
99 84 Ben Rowen 2011 0.00 DNP
100 84 Roberto Espinoza 2014 0.00 DNP

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