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Jason Lane PPadres

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.3 4.27 1.31 26 1 1 0 0.0
Birth Date12-22-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age37 years, 10 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.22014
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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
2014 SDN 37 3 1 10.3 6.0 4.3 0 1 0 0 1 0 39 7 1 1 1 11 0 0 0 6 0.87 3.20 3.32 1.3 0.2
Career3110.36.04.30100103971111100060.873.203.321.30.2

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
2009 LVG AAA 1 0 1.0 3.44 130 .002 .272 .316 .364 .242 .000 101 0.2 0.0 19.4 2.4
2010 LVG AAA 4 0 4.7 9.08 56 .257 .276 .342 .415 .263 .308 121 -0.8 -0.1 16.6 1.6
2011 LVG AAA 6 0 13.0 2.42 157 .239 .296 .369 .457 .276 .409 100 6.2 0.6 10.5 0.7
2012 RNO AAA 15 0 21.3 5.44 111 .300 .285 .348 .448 .276 .403 117 2.8 0.3 1.2 0.1
2012 EST Wnt 2 2 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TUC AAA 11 6 46.3 5.24 95 .285 .272 .341 .418 .268 .314 105 4.0 0.4 5.4 0.7
2014 SDN MLB 3 1 10.3 3.32 107 .190 .251 .311 .387 .266 .188 89 1.0 0.1 1.3 0.2
2014 ELP AAA 24 24 149.7 5.59 95 .270 .275 .342 .429 .267 .323 104 5.2 0.5 9.7 1.1

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
2009 LVG AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 19.4 2.4
2010 LVG AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.7 5 3 3 1 36% .308 9.6 5.7 1.9 5.7 1.70 3.83 16.6 1.6
2011 LVG AAA 0 0 0 6 0 13.0 18 2 12 0 27% .409 12.5 1.4 0.0 8.3 1.54 4.85 10.5 0.7
2012 RNO AAA 2 0 0 15 0 21.3 33 6 18 2 35% .403 13.9 2.5 0.8 7.6 1.83 7.59 1.2 0.1
2012 EST Wnt 0 1 0 2 2 3.7 10 0 1 1 0% .500 24.5 0.0 2.5 2.5 2.73 7.36 0.0 0.0
2013 TUC AAA 2 2 0 11 6 46.3 55 6 33 7 42% .314 10.7 1.2 1.4 6.4 1.32 5.24 5.4 0.7
2014 SDN MLB 0 1 0 3 1 10.3 7 0 6 1 45% .188 6.1 0.0 0.9 5.2 0.68 0.87 1.3 0.2
2014 ELP AAA 9 9 0 24 24 149.7 183 26 77 16 43% .323 11.0 1.6 1.0 4.6 1.40 4.51 9.7 1.1

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 141 0.5248 0.5674 0.8625 0.7703 0.3433 0.9123 0.7391 0.1375
Career1410.52480.56740.86250.77030.34330.91230.73910.1375

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-12 2011-07-29 Minors 17 16 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-10 2011-06-17 Minors 7 7 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-14 2011-05-09 Minors 25 23 Not Disclosed -
2008-07-21 2008-08-14 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 HOU $1,050,000
2006 HOU $450,000
2005 HOU $345,000
2004 HOU $307,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,152,500
4 yrTotal$2,152,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 49 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/29/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 6/3/14. DFA by San Diego 6/7/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/10/14. Contract selected by San Diego 7/28/14. DFA by San Diego 7/29/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 3/27/13. Signed by San Diego (as pitcher) as a free agent 7/22/13 (minor-league contract). Released by San Diego 9/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/3/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 6/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/19/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Florida as a free agent 2/6/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Florida 6/5/10. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/23/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent 1/27/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/10/08 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees 8/18/08. Signed by Boston as a free agent 8/19/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2007). Re-signed by Houston 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 400, 500 plate appearances. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 6/3/07. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Houston 9/24/07. Non-tendered by San Diego 12/12/07.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2006). Re-signed by Houston 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2005). Re-signed by Houston 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3075M (2004). Re-signed by Houston 3/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Re-signed by Houston 2/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased by Houston 11/01.
  • Drafted by Houston 1999 (6-203) (USC). $50,000 signing bonus.

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 2.5 1.9 1 25 4 57.9 48 12 41 6 .263 1.03 3.08 3.35 7.9 0.8
80o 2.1 1.7 0.8 22 4 50.6 45 11 36 5 .280 1.12 3.47 3.78 4.3 0.4
70o 1.9 1.6 0.7 19 3 45.4 43 11 32 5 .292 1.19 3.76 4.09 2.2 0.2
60o 1.6 1.4 0.6 18 3 41.1 41 10 29 5 .302 1.25 4.02 4.36 0.7 0.1
50o 1.5 1.3 0.6 16 3 37.2 39 10 26 5 .312 1.31 4.25 4.62 -0.5 -0.0
40o 1.3 1.2 0.5 14 2 33.4 36 9 24 4 .322 1.36 4.50 4.89 -1.4 -0.1
30o 1.1 1.1 0.4 13 2 29.4 34 9 21 4 .332 1.43 4.76 5.17 -2.1 -0.2
20o 0.9 0.9 0.3 11 2 24.9 30 8 18 4 .345 1.51 5.08 5.52 -2.7 -0.3
10o 0.6 0.7 0.2 8 1 18.9 24 6 13 3 .362 1.62 5.52 6 -3.0 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.41.30.515336.2379254.3091.294.224.58-0.3-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 15% 8% 5% 26%

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
20153854249911512232821541.3151.344.434.819.52.56.41.2-0.0
20163954245810711728701341.3191.364.514.919.92.45.91.1-0.1
20174054248911312230731541.3131.354.484.879.72.45.81.2-0.1
20184154247911111929701441.3111.344.434.829.72.45.71.1-0.0
20194244144810411228651441.3111.354.464.859.72.45.61.2-0.1
2020434313979310225581241.3131.364.524.919.82.45.61.2-0.1
20214443142810010926601341.3111.354.494.889.82.35.41.2-0.1
20224543142810010926591341.3111.354.504.909.82.35.31.2-0.1
2023464314289910926581341.3111.364.524.919.92.45.31.2-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 64)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 80 Scott Elarton 2013 0.00 DNP
2 79 Bryan Corey 2011 0.00 DNP
3 78 John Wasdin 2010 0.00 DNP
4 77 Hyang-Nam Choi 2008 0.00 DNP
5 76 Cory Bailey 2008 0.00 DNP
6 74 Yasuhiko Yabuta 2010 0.00 DNP
7 74 Pat Mahomes 2008 0.00 DNP
8 72 Chris Michalak 2008 0.00 DNP
9 71 Vic Darensbourg 2008 0.00 DNP
10 70 Randy Keisler 2013 0.00 DNP
11 69 Brandon Duckworth 2013 0.00 DNP
12 68 John Halama 2009 0.00 DNP
13 68 Marty McLeary 2012 0.00 DNP
14 67 Nelson Figueroa 2011 9.93
15 66 Chan Ho Park 2010 5.51
16 66 Rodrigo Lopez 2013 0.00 DNP
17 65 Brian Moehler 2009 5.82
18 65 Bill Hands 1977 0.00 DNP
19 65 Elmer Dessens 2008 22.50
20 65 Ben Weber 2007 0.00 DNP
21 65 Ramon Ortiz 2010 6.60
22 65 Greg Swindell 2002 6.27
23 64 Rudy May 1982 3.65
24 64 Paul Shuey 2008 0.00 DNP
25 64 Dick Drago 1982 0.00 DNP
26 64 Scott Sauerbeck 2009 0.00 DNP
27 64 Bartolo Colon 2010 0.00 DNP
28 64 Bobby Shantz 1963 3.18
29 63 Doug Jones 1994 2.33
30 63 Craig Lefferts 1995 0.00 DNP
31 63 Tom Ferrick 1952 3.51
32 63 Sonny Siebert 1974 4.44
33 63 Yoshinori Tateyama 2013 0.00 DNP
34 63 Joe Dobson 1954 6.75
35 63 John Burkett 2002 4.84
36 63 Bud Byerly 1958 5.33
37 63 Lindy McDaniel 1973 2.98
38 63 Esteban Loaiza 2009 0.00 DNP
39 63 Jim Kaat 1976 3.76
40 63 Darren Holmes 2003 4.71
41 63 Art Fowler 1960 0.00 DNP
42 63 Ken Johnson 1970 9.00
43 63 Joe Hoerner 1974 3.82
44 63 Jeff Suppan 2012 5.58
45 63 Mike Maddux 1999 3.92
46 63 Darren Oliver 2008 3.00
47 63 Larry Andersen 1990 2.16
48 63 Dennis Leonard 1988 0.00 DNP
49 63 Connie Johnson 1960 0.00 DNP
50 62 Johnny Sain 1955 6.12
51 62 Ron Reed 1980 4.45
52 62 Matt Herges 2007 3.33
53 62 Dennis Martinez 1991 2.84
54 62 Jerry Koosman 1980 4.40
55 62 Tom Burgmeier 1981 3.47
56 62 Mike Garcia 1961 7.11
57 62 Bryn Smith 1993 8.80
58 62 Russ Ortiz 2011 0.00 DNP
59 62 Joe Hesketh 1996 0.00 DNP
60 62 Mike Remlinger 2003 3.91
61 62 Whitey Ford 1966 4.07
62 62 Dizzy Trout 1952 4.28
63 62 Rick Aguilera 1999 3.33
64 62 Ramon Hernandez 1978 0.00 DNP
65 62 Kevin Tapani 2001 4.97
66 62 Mike DeJean 2008 0.00 DNP
67 62 Jamie Walker 2009 5.84
68 62 Marty Pattin 1980 4.04
69 62 Brett Tomko 2010 0.00 DNP
70 62 Bruce Hurst 1995 0.00 DNP
71 62 Todd Jones 2005 2.34
72 62 Sal Maglie 1954 3.53
73 62 Orlando Hernandez 2003 0.00 DNP
74 62 Rick Honeycutt 1991 3.82
75 62 Roy Face 1965 2.95
76 62 Alan Embree 2007 3.97
77 62 Tom Martin 2007 4.91
78 62 Jeff Reardon 1993 4.96
79 62 Kevin Jarvis 2007 0.00 DNP
80 61 Steve Hamilton 1972 4.76
81 61 Bret Saberhagen 2001 6.60
82 61 Bill Henry 1965 3.45
83 61 Jeff Fassero 2000 4.98
84 61 Mike Timlin 2003 3.98
85 61 Jim Lonborg 1979 12.27
86 61 Dick Donovan 1965 5.96
87 61 Doug Davis 2013 0.00 DNP
88 61 Kevin Millwood 2012 4.81
89 61 Rick Reed 2002 4.26
90 61 Ted Wilks 1953 9.82
91 61 Virgil Trucks 1954 2.96
92 61 Paul Byrd 2008 4.80
93 61 Ellis Kinder 1952 3.04
94 61 David Wells 2000 4.51
95 61 Graeme Lloyd 2004 0.00 DNP
96 61 Hal Brown 1962 4.97 DNP
97 61 Charlie Leibrandt 1994 0.00 DNP
98 61 Woody Williams 2004 4.41
99 61 Kenshin Kawakami 2012 0.00 DNP
100 61 Billy Pierce 1964 2.76

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2008 Desperate for any outfielders the last week of the season after Cameron, Bradley, and Mackowiak were all lost to injury, the Padres dealt for Lane, who was at the end of his second straight lost season for the Astros. Once one of our favorites, Lane is now just a guy who can't hit and a free agent who was in no demand as we went to press.
2007 A pull hitter that can`t hit sliders, Lane is emblematic of the franchise`s struggles in moving their prospects into the lineup. Lane was expected to explode onto the scene four years ago, providing some right-handed power to pair up with Lance Berkman. Having been bounced back to Round Rock last year due to his poor performance, he`s closer to imploding. Heading into his arbitration years at age 29, he`s about to explode onto the journeyman outfielder scene.
2006 Lane finally demonstrated some of the power that the stathead community has waited for, but he`s capable of more, perhaps even reaching 40 home runs at some point in the next couple of years. His plate discipline took a bit of a slide, which isn`t terribly unusual in a hitter`s first full season. Lane`s defense in the outfield is better than publicly perceived. He commits the sin of not looking particularly graceful when tracking down flies, but covers a fair amount of ground and can play in any of the three slots without hurting the club--particularly if the mound is occupied by a bunch of hard-throwing strikeout artists.
2005 Career: .280/.351/.526 in 263 plate appearances. He's been a better baseball player than Craig Biggio for three years now, which hasn't done him a whole lot of good in his effort to get more playing time. Berkman's injury opens one more door for him; he'll likely be dueling with Willy Taveras to see who keeps a job once Berkman returns. Lane can rake, and would put up All-Star numbers if left alone to play. His career from here will look like Matt Stairs' or Geronimo Berroa's.
2003 Laneís career parallels Berkmanís in many ways: drafted as a first baseman out of college, not rushed despite his age, moved to an outfield corner and eventually center field, punishes the ball everywhere he goes. Lane made the trek from New Orleans to Houston three times last year and left a good taste by having his best stint in September. He isnít going to thrash big league pitching like Berkman, but heís definitely ready for a job. And as with Berkman, thereís no room at the inn until Hunsicker clears some room on the 25-man roster.
2002 Lane was a teammate of Eric Munson and Morgan Ensberg at USC, and you know which one was considered the best prospect in college. Meanwhile, the Astros got a pair of guys who can play in the big leagues. Lane was USCís hero in the 1998 College World Series, pasting a grand slam and winning the championship game as a reliever. Initially, they tried to move Lane to first base, then thought better of it. One corner outfield job is up for grabs, and while the Astros would clearly love to have Daryle Ward add his lefty bat to their predominantly right-handed lineup, a good camp could push Lane into a job-sharing arrangement.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know that way back when, Hamilton was throwing 95 mph. Is his outfield arm still 80 on the scouting scale?
(Or from Dallas)
A throwing question right off the bat, excellent.

In the essay "Expanding the Cannon" that you'll find in BP2K8 you'll see that among center fielders Josh Hamilton ranked 5th at +3.9 runs saved with his arm. That metric is composed of four components: hit advancement, throwing out runners stretching, fly ball advancement, and "other". Hamilton did well in both hit advancement and fly ball advancement (by virtue of just 4 of 35 runners advancing) although in 145 stretch opportunities he didn't nab anyone.

Of course he did all of this in just 62 adjusted games. In the essay I also describe the rate statistic scaled to 550 opportunities and there he ended up at +8.9 behind a few other guys with limited playing time (for example Jason Lane and Jacque Jones who had 29 and 72 adjusted games in center respectively. Among centerfielders who played more Ichiro Suzuki came out on top at +6.0 in 149 adjusted games with Andruw Jones and Bill Hall next in line.

By all accounts he does have a fine arm but of course in a smaller sample like this I would take these results with a grain of salt. It'll be interesting to see what he does with even more playing time in Texas in 2008. (Dan Fox)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Don't forget about Jason Lane!
(Bill from NYC)
I keep forgetting about him, actually. It's my brain trying to dispense with what should be unnecessary information. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I guess you didn't hear the Jason Lane rumors?!
(Gary from NJ)
I can't fathom a world where Jason Lane, at 31, coming off three sub-.320 OBPs, with 14 career innings at first base, is the answer. I have to assume it was a slow news day. (Joe Sheehan)


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Jason Lane has thrown 144 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Change (79mph), also mixing in a Slider (78mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (74mph).