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Mike Koplove PD-backs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 254.7 15 7 2 175 3.82 1.2
Birth Date8-30-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight165 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2001 ARI 24 9 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 50 8 7 4 1 13 9 8 2 14 3.60 4.81 6.74 -1.0 -0.1
2002 ARI 25 55 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 6 1 0 1 0 0 249 47 24 23 2 61 23 19 0 46 3.36 2.93 3.71 11.1 1.2
2003 ARI 26 31 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 3 0 0 1 0 0 157 31 11 9 3 46 10 9 5 27 2.15 3.77 4.69 3.2 0.3
2004 ARI 27 76 0 86.7 0.0 86.7 4 4 2 7 0 0 371 86 42 39 7 122 37 27 5 55 4.05 4.19 5.52 -0.1 -0.0
2005 ARI 28 44 0 49.7 0.0 49.7 2 1 0 3 0 0 217 48 31 28 6 78 20 17 6 28 5.07 5.01 6.22 -2.4 -0.2
2006 ARI 29 2 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 1 1 0 7 2 2 0 1 3.00 4.44 4.44 -0.4 -0.0
2007 CLE 30 5 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 6 4 4 0 10 2 2 1 4 6.00 3.48 4.74 0.6 0.1
Career2220254.70.0254.71572130010852311201081933710384191753.823.995.1211.01.2

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
1998 LTH Rk 12 1 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SBN A 45 0 84.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HDS A+ 20 0 25.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ELP AA 35 0 46.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 9 0 10.0 6.74 61 .289 .252 .326 .411 .257 .292 102 -0.9 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2001 ELP AA 34 0 44.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TUC AAA 17 0 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 55 0 61.7 3.71 122 .198 .260 .326 .412 .259 .253 106 11.0 1.1 11.1 1.2
2002 TUC AAA 23 0 30.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .260 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARI MLB 31 0 37.7 4.69 103 .238 .264 .332 .421 .260 .250 104 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2003 TUC AAA 3 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 76 0 86.7 5.52 83 .244 .271 .341 .435 .267 .296 101 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2005 ARI MLB 44 0 49.7 6.22 72 .258 .264 .326 .411 .256 .268 107 -2.2 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2005 TUC AAA 9 0 9.0 6.53 84 .318 .299 .371 .478 .292 .286 104 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 ARI MLB 2 0 3.0 4.44 110 .352 .250 .320 .384 .253 .417 101 0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 TUC AAA 48 0 65.0 4.42 113 .224 .270 .340 .424 .262 .289 106 10.5 1.0 14.0 1.8
2007 CLE MLB 5 0 6.0 4.74 105 .250 .237 .299 .364 .231 .316 102 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2007 BUF AAA 51 0 54.0 4.04 110 .226 .258 .326 .384 .254 .293 99 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2008 LVG AAA 41 0 54.7 5.09 122 .204 .284 .355 .458 .263 .247 124 12.1 1.2 13.2 1.4
2009 IND AAA 22 0 30.7 3.07 130 .225 .264 .331 .396 .246 .276 102 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2009 LEH AAA 21 0 23.7 3.54 120 .214 .258 .335 .392 .250 .245 103 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2009 TAC AAA 12 0 18.0 3.66 120 .247 .279 .345 .431 .277 .242 95 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2010 POR AAA 10 0 14.7 9.03 7 .317 .273 .344 .441 .268 .195 90 -5.1 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2010 TAC AAA 22 0 28.3 4.61 104 .297 .280 .350 .441 .270 .330 92 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2

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
1998 LTH Rk 1 2 2 12 1 28.0 23 3 22 2 0% .000 7.4 1.0 0.6 7.1 0.93 3.54 0.0 0.0
1999 SBN A 5 2 7 45 0 84.0 70 29 98 5 0% .000 7.5 3.1 0.5 10.5 1.18 2.04 0.0 0.0
2000 ELP AA 4 3 6 35 0 46.3 38 19 47 2 0% .000 7.4 3.7 0.4 9.1 1.23 3.89 0.0 0.0
2000 HDS A+ 2 0 8 20 0 25.3 14 10 31 0 0% .000 5.0 3.6 0.0 11.0 0.95 1.42 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 0 1 0 9 0 10.0 8 9 14 1 65% .292 7.2 8.1 0.9 12.6 1.70 3.60 -1.0 -0.1
2001 TUC AAA 4 1 9 17 0 22.3 17 10 22 1 0% .000 6.9 4.0 0.4 8.9 1.21 2.83 0.0 0.0
2001 ELP AA 3 2 4 34 0 44.0 44 19 43 3 0% .000 9.0 3.9 0.6 8.8 1.43 2.66 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 6 1 0 55 0 61.7 47 23 46 2 67% .253 6.9 3.4 0.3 6.7 1.14 3.36 11.1 1.2
2002 TUC AAA 1 2 3 23 0 30.7 21 4 31 1 0% .260 6.2 1.2 0.3 9.1 0.81 1.17 0.0 0.0
2003 ARI MLB 3 0 0 31 0 37.7 31 10 27 3 57% .250 7.4 2.4 0.7 6.5 1.09 2.15 3.2 0.3
2003 TUC AAA 0 1 1 3 0 2.7 4 3 2 1 0% .333 13.3 10.0 3.3 6.7 2.59 13.33 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 4 4 2 76 0 86.7 86 37 55 7 58% .296 8.9 3.8 0.7 5.7 1.42 4.05 -0.1 -0.0
2005 TUC AAA 0 2 0 9 0 9.0 12 7 6 1 55% .286 12.0 7.0 1.0 6.0 2.11 13.00 0.2 0.0
2005 ARI MLB 2 1 0 44 0 49.7 48 20 28 6 53% .268 8.7 3.6 1.1 5.1 1.37 5.07 -2.4 -0.2
2006 TUC AAA 5 0 0 48 0 65.0 63 24 49 4 58% .289 8.7 3.3 0.6 6.8 1.34 3.60 14.0 1.8
2006 ARI MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 5 2 1 0 50% .417 15.0 6.0 0.0 3.0 2.33 3.00 -0.4 -0.0
2007 BUF AAA 4 2 14 51 0 54.0 49 22 44 3 50% .293 8.2 3.7 0.5 7.3 1.31 2.50 7.2 0.7
2007 CLE MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 6 2 4 0 37% .316 9.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 1.33 6.00 0.6 0.1
2008 LVG AAA 2 1 9 41 0 54.7 43 18 46 5 50% .247 7.1 3.0 0.8 7.6 1.12 3.46 13.2 1.4
2009 TAC AAA 1 0 3 12 0 18.0 14 7 19 2 48% .242 7.0 3.5 1.0 9.5 1.17 2.00 4.1 0.4
2009 IND AAA 3 1 2 22 0 30.7 27 10 20 0 52% .276 7.9 2.9 0.0 5.9 1.21 2.35 7.2 0.7
2009 LEH AAA 1 3 6 21 0 23.7 15 11 30 2 51% .245 5.7 4.2 0.8 11.4 1.10 1.14 4.2 0.4
2010 POR AAA 0 0 0 10 0 14.7 12 8 10 4 42% .195 7.3 4.9 2.4 6.1 1.36 6.73 -4.7 -0.5
2010 TAC AAA 0 1 1 22 0 28.3 34 13 21 3 40% .330 10.8 4.1 1.0 6.7 1.66 4.45 2.6 0.2

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
2010-08-14 2010-08-21 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2003-06-19 2003-09-29 60-DL 102 92 Right Shoulder Surgery Frayed Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2003-09-15
2003-05-27 2003-06-13 15-DL 17 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 ARI $825,000
2004 ARI $330,000
2003 ARI $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,455,000
3 yrTotal$1,455,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 153 dDon Mitchell GAAMES

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from PIT 8/4/09
  • ?-PHI 09
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 11/29/08 (minor-league contract, $0.55M major league)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 11/5/07 or 10/30/07
  • recalled 9/1/07 optioned to Triple-A 5/31/07
  • contract purchased 5/23/07
  • signed as a free agent from FL 3/07, 1 year (07) (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from AZ 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/06 recalled 8/06 contract purchased 8/06 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 sent outright to Triple-A 8/05 optioned to Triple-A 8/05 recalled 6/05 optioned to Triple-A 6/05 2 year/$2M (05-06), 05:$0.825M, 06:1.175M
  • avoided arbitration-Super 2 1/05
  • 1 year/$0.33M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03)
  • recalled 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 signed 2/02 recalled 9/01

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
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Diagnostics

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

Upside By Year

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

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 A journeyman strike thrower, Mike Koplove pitched well at three Triple-A teams in 2009, and while likely find another suitor as an emergency arm.
2008 After nine years in Arizona's system, Mike Koplove needed just one with Cleveland to prove that he's not much more than a Triple-A arm. He'll prove it to the Dodgers this spring.
2007 Mike Koplove is still trying to figure out why he fell out of favor after a nice 2004 season; leaving Phoenix should help him find a better park in which to pitch and a chance to stick in a right-handed situational role.
2005 His peripheral ERA only went up by about 3/4th of a run, rather than the nearly two runs of his actual ERA, so he was probably a little lucky in 2003, and a little unlucky—or hurt, given he had his shoulder scoped after the '03 season—in 2004. Still a serviceable reliever, someone to soak up some innings and keep the team in the game, or come in to face a particular righty. He'll need full health and a halt to that falling strikeout rate to provide real value.
2003 One of Arizona’s seemingly endless supply of guys that throw from funky angles. Anaheim loves bullpen guys with movement rather than velocity, Oakland loves scooping up the ubiquitous bargains from the Rule 5 draft and a snoozing Kenny Williams, and the Snakes love guys that look like they might release the ball near the fifth row of box seats. Koplove is a good bet to be successful in his role—a right-handed setup guy to come in and get righties out, despite the fact that lefties only hit .174 against him last season. He’ll provide 60–80 innings of quality relief.
2002 A sidearmer with a hard-breaking slider, Koplove slipped onto the playoff roster for the first two rounds without making an appearance. His motion doesn’t put much strain on his arm, so he’s able to pitch in back-to-back games when it’s needed. If the Snakes retool their major-league roster, Koplove will probably find a place in the bullpen this year. He could use a year of Triple-A to refine his control.
2001 If there’s one neat thing about the Snakes' organization, it’s that they love sidearmers. Mike Koplove rarely tops 90 mph and has a slider, so throwing sidearm is a sensible adaptive choice. I don’t know if you could build a good major-league bullpen with too many sidearmers; it has long been assumed that one of their assets is the difference between them and almost everyone else. Koplove had a very good AFL campaign, so he might get fast-tracked.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Parts is PartsChristina Kahrl2010-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League TableJohn Perrotto2008-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Getting Right Back on the HorseJim Baker2007-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL-brand CatsupChristina Kahrl2007-05-29
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-24Christina Kahrl2006-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
Prospectus Notebook: ARI, MIN, TEXBaseball Prospectus2005-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 9-15Christina Kahrl2005-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Swapping NumbersJoe Sheehan2005-01-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Carlos GomezJay Jaffe2004-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Raising ArizonaJoe Sheehan2004-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hiatus HappeningsWill Carroll2003-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Achieving ImmortalityWill Carroll2003-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 23-25, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
Under The Knife: Trouble for Unit and VladWill Carroll2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Watching and WaitingWill Carroll2003-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Manic MondayWill Carroll2003-06-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-01
Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-26
Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-23
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
The Daily Prospectus: A Look at the Pitching NumbersMichael Wolverton2002-09-09
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: SnakebitJoe Sheehan2002-06-12
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Mike Koplove threw 111 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph) and Curve (72mph), also mixing in a Change (78mph).