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Kendall Graveman PAthletics

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date12-21-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age24 years, 8 months, 9 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 TOR MLB 5 0 4.7 4 0 4 0 .273 109 7.7 0.0 0.0 7.7 64% .286 .185 0.86 0.00 3.86 99 0.91 0.2
2015 OAK MLB 21 21 115.7 126 38 77 15 .264 97 9.8 3.0 1.2 6.0 51% .302 .282 1.42 4.57 4.05 116 4.91 0.1
CareerMLB2621120.3130388115.264989.72.81.16.152%.302.2791.404.454.041164.780.3

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2013 LNS A 10 10 39.7 41 13 25 3 .257 105 9.3 2.9 0.7 5.7 64% .295 .251 1.36 4.12 4.31
2014 TOR MLB 5 0 4.7 4 0 4 0 .273 109 7.7 0.0 0.0 7.7 64% .286 .185 0.86 0.00 3.86
2014 LNS A 4 4 26.3 11 6 25 0 .255 101 3.8 2.1 0.0 8.5 68% .175 .119 0.65 0.00 0.34
2014 DUN A+ 16 16 96.7 89 18 64 1 .255 104 8.3 1.7 0.1 6.0 59% .287 .221 1.11 0.00 2.23
2014 NHP AA 1 1 6.0 8 2 4 0 .271 106 12.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 53% .421 .287 1.67 0.00 1.50
2014 BUF AAA 6 6 38.3 34 5 22 1 .253 98 8.0 1.2 0.2 5.2 66% .282 .192 1.02 0.00 1.88
2015 OAK MLB 21 21 115.7 126 38 77 15 .264 97 9.8 3.0 1.2 6.0 51% .302 .282 1.42 4.57 4.05
2015 NAS AAA 4 4 24.3 20 9 14 1 .263 82 7.4 3.3 0.4 5.2 64% .241 .225 1.19 4.09 1.85

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
2014 61 0.4590 0.5410 0.7576 0.6071 0.4848 0.8824 0.6250 0.2424
2015 1897 0.4718 0.4467 0.8300 0.6257 0.2864 0.9071 0.6794 0.1688
Career19580.47140.44960.82770.62510.29260.90630.67770.1711

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2015 OAK $507,500
2014 TOR $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 28 d1 year/$0.5075M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Toronto 9/4/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Toronto 11/28/14.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2013 (8-235) (Mississippi State). $5,000 signing bonus ($0.1569M slot).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .250 .250 .375 .209
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .200 .300 .166
18 Split (Multi) .050 .050 .075 .043
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .250 .250 .375 .209
31 vs R (2014) .200 .200 .300 .166
38 Split (2014) .050 .050 .075 .043
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Kendall Graveman is referenced in the following articles.

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Fantasy Rounders: Lumps of ColeDoug Thorburn2015-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 12, 2015Chris Mosch2015-08-12
Fantasy Rounders: KazmaniaDoug Thorburn2015-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 11, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19Wilson Karaman2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 6, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16Wilson Karaman2015-07-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 13Keith Cromer2015-07-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 13Jeff Quinton2015-07-03
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 59: How Do You Say Week in French?George Bissell2015-07-02
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 59: How Do You Say Week in French?Mike Gianella2015-07-02
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 59: How Do You Say Week in French?Bret Sayre2015-07-02
Fantasy Rounders: Turn On the Green LightDoug Thorburn2015-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 29, 2015Ian Frazer2015-06-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13Wilson Karaman2015-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 24, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Justin NicolinoGeorge Bissell2015-06-22
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 10th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessField Generals: The Wash EffectIan Frazer2015-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Jesse Chavez Is Better Than You ThinkGeorge Bissell2015-06-09
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of DudaBret Sayre2015-05-28
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of DudaGeorge Bissell2015-05-28
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of DudaMike Gianella2015-05-28
Expert FAAB Review: Week EightMike Gianella2015-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Finesse the PitchingNick Shlain2015-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: AL-Only AddsNick Shlain2015-04-28
Expert FAAB Review: Week FourMike Gianella2015-04-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: April 14, 2015Chris Mosch2015-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Early ReturnsNick Shlain2015-04-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Yo, AdrianDaniel Rathman2015-04-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week OneMike Gianella2015-04-06
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Pre-Season Predictions: Staff Picks for 2015Baseball Prospectus2015-04-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Endgame Targets for 2015Bret Sayre2015-04-01
Every Team's Moneyball: Toronto Blue Jays: I Gotta Sell High, All The TimeChris Mosch2015-03-30
The Lineup Card: Eight Spring Training Lines of InterestBaseball Prospectus2015-03-25
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert League Auction Recap: CBS AL-OnlyKeith Cromer2015-03-02
The Lineup Card: Nine Spring Training Job Battles to WatchBaseball Prospectus2015-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PItchers, Part TwoDoug Thorburn2015-02-25
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 accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Craig Goldstein2015-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Happily Everth AfterR.J. Anderson2015-02-20
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)How encouraged are you by the performance of Kendall Graveman that he could potentially sustain it and potentially being an SP3?
(Viktor from Baltimore)
Wrote him up in last week’s Starting Pitcher Planner. Isn’t as good as his recent numbers suggest, and I wouldn’t go nearly so far as to slap a 3 on him, but I think he can continue to be an effective 4-5 guy depending on the depth of your league http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26767 (Wilson Karaman)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)We're 50-some games into the season, and Josh Donaldson has a slash of .316/.375/.606 overall while Brett Lawrie is hitting .265/.295/.376. Kendall Graveman has charitably been uneven. Sean Nolin is coming back from an injury. Franklin Barreto can't even hit in Stockton. Why did Billy Beane sell so low on Donaldson, who would look really great in a lineup that has hit lefties to the tune of .226/.308/.323 this season? I feel like we haven't gotten the whole story on this trade.
(John from San Francisco)
Well, there were some rumors of disrespect on Donaldson's part that ended up making it into the mainstream media, so I can't imagine Beane was too torn up about seeing Donaldson go at the time.

It was a bad decision even if you're rosy as hell on Barreto. I did wonder if Beane saw something in Nolin and Graveman that he liked but neither player is going to make up the difference one Josh Donaldson makes. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays pushed both Dalton Pompey and Kendall Graveman all the way through from the low minors to the big leagues in a single season. Is it an organisational philosphy to be aggressive with prospects, or just the skill sets of those two made it impossible to keep them down?
(Simon from kalimantan)
Blue Jays are known for being conservative, typically. Look at how they handle their young pitchers--it's usually a level at a time, low pitch counts, and a level a year. However, these two particular players showed rapid improvement, which kind of forced their hand. After talking to some people in their FO, they were even surprised by Pompey. He took a leap forward last year. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation sorting itself out? Who gets the last two slots between Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dan from San Francisco)
I would give the leads to Hahn and Nolin, though I could see Nolin getting beat out by one of the last two during camp. The A's know that they need to monitor Chavez's innings, so I think that it makes sense to keep him in a swingman role until the need arises. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation battle sorting out between Drew Pomeranz, Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dave from Chicago)
I'll bet they all end up starting at some point. The A's have two guys penciled in right (Gray and Kazmir)? That leaves these six guys for four spots, but only eight total starters. Most teams use at least eight starters over the course of a year, if not more. I don't know who will get the first shot out of spring training, but it doesn't matter much. You'll be glad to have this kind of depth at some point in July or August. (Jeff Moore)
2014-12-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Donaldson had 4 years before free agency, and the A's got an adequate, injury prone replacement in Brett Lawrie, a pair of soft-tossers in Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman, and an infielder who is years away from contributing in Franklin Barreto. Then they dealt Brandon Moss for a 24-year old second baseman who just got to Double-A in Joey Wendle. And before that, they signed DH Billy Butler to a three-year deal. Why sell off Donaldson and Moss for such paltry returns? Why bring in Butler if you're going to rebuild? What is Billy Beane doing?
(John from San Francisco)
I think, emphasize think, I could come up with explanations on each of these moves on their own. But combined, they really throw me for a loop. I'm struggling to come up with an answer that's not far-fetched... We've been programmed to trust Beane, but it looks like he went all in last summer, which I loved and now he realizes that if he doesn't try and get some long-term assets for his club, it could go down the tubes quickly. I get that thought process, I'm not sure I see these moves being the best execution. Adding Butler to the mix almost feels like they changed their minds as to how to approach the offseason a few weeks into the process. Perplexing... (Sahadev Sharma)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Kendall Graveman has thrown 1,933 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (75mph).