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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.0 5.18 1.57 22 2 2 0 -0.3
Birth Date6-10-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2011
2012
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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
2004 MIL 24 60 0 71.3 0.0 71.3 1 5 0 2 0 0 316 78 43 38 12 139 26 24 2 45 4.79 5.06 5.48 -4.8 -0.5
2007 ATL 27 3 2 13.0 11.7 1.3 2 1 0 0 1 0 57 14 5 5 3 25 3 2 0 14 3.46 4.72 4.69 1.2 0.2
2008 ATL 28 72 4 97.3 16.7 80.7 3 7 3 2 1 0 419 86 44 40 5 118 47 41 7 68 3.70 4.04 4.57 11.0 1.0
2009 ATL 29 33 0 34.0 0.0 34.0 2 4 0 0 0 0 163 42 13 12 2 56 21 17 3 23 3.18 4.59 4.57 2.2 0.2
2009 TBA 29 11 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 70 24 14 14 2 36 11 11 1 4 9.95 7.41 8.40 -2.8 -0.3
Career1796228.328.3200.0817352010252441191092437410895131544.304.665.096.70.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 HIC A 8 6 35.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HIC A 27 27 171.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 25 25 166.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ 24 20 124.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ALT AA 33 2 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NAS AAA 9 5 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 10 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 60 0 71.3 5.48 73 .298 .259 .323 .413 .256 .286 92 -4.1 -0.4 -4.8 -0.5
2005 NAS AAA 49 0 62.3 5.05 101 .213 .273 .349 .431 .271 .247 67 7.2 0.7 6.7 0.6
2007 ATL MLB 3 2 13.0 4.69 105 .260 .283 .344 .469 .271 .297 104 1.8 0.2 1.2 0.2
2007 MIS AA 6 0 8.7 3.55 114 .251 .229 .318 .337 .240 .269 92 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2007 GWN AAA 36 6 86.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAG Wnt 9 9 43.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 72 4 97.3 4.57 100 .238 .261 .329 .417 .263 .277 98 9.5 1.0 11.0 1.0
2008 MYR A+ 4 4 4.0 2.73 142 .112 .273 .323 .401 .255 .300 100 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 ATL MLB 33 0 34.0 4.57 95 .299 .263 .328 .409 .259 .351 96 2.0 0.2 2.2 0.2
2009 TBA MLB 11 0 12.7 8.40 35 .355 .269 .326 .418 .259 .423 106 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2009 DUR AAA 3 3 11.3 5.82 84 .277 .270 .339 .396 .253 .342 112 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 GWN AAA 2 2 2.0 6.09 70 .395 .282 .339 .429 .260 .455 105 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 DUR AAA 3 3 10.7 5.67 80 .294 .249 .318 .403 .251 .361 100 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 NAS AAA 12 0 10.3 11.69 -31 .343 .289 .362 .448 .272 .367 97 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2011 RNO AAA 24 0 35.7 6.95 98 .261 .288 .358 .446 .266 .304 120 2.1 0.2 2.2 0.3
2011 MXC Wnt 3 3 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MAZ Wnt 16 6 45.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ABQ AAA 21 21 120.0 5.37 98 .265 .279 .347 .433 .273 .323 106 11.2 1.1 11.1 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
1999 HIC A 2 2 0 8 6 35.0 48 9 16 5 0% .000 12.3 2.3 1.3 4.1 1.63 5.91 0.0 0.0
2000 HIC A 10 13 0 27 27 171.7 189 47 126 14 0% .000 9.9 2.5 0.7 6.6 1.37 4.40 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 11 10 0 25 25 166.0 171 30 98 14 0% .000 9.3 1.6 0.8 5.3 1.21 3.42 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 0 1 0 1 1 7.0 9 2 6 0 0% .000 11.6 2.6 0.0 7.7 1.57 3.86 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ 10 6 0 24 20 124.3 137 30 90 7 0% .325 9.9 2.2 0.5 6.5 1.34 3.62 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 1 1 0 10 0 14.0 15 3 6 1 0% .000 9.6 1.9 0.6 3.9 1.29 2.57 0.0 0.0
2003 ALT AA 4 4 1 33 2 59.7 45 23 62 2 0% .267 6.8 3.5 0.3 9.3 1.14 2.71 0.0 0.0
2003 NAS AAA 1 3 0 9 5 23.3 26 12 16 4 0% .282 10.0 4.6 1.5 6.2 1.63 6.57 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 1 5 0 60 0 71.3 78 26 45 12 44% .286 9.8 3.3 1.5 5.7 1.46 4.79 -4.8 -0.5
2005 NAS AAA 2 3 13 49 0 62.3 44 25 56 6 51% .247 6.4 3.6 0.9 8.1 1.11 3.03 6.7 0.6
2007 GWN AAA 3 5 1 36 6 86.0 84 34 45 5 0% .292 8.8 3.6 0.5 4.7 1.37 3.35 0.0 0.0
2007 LAG Wnt 3 3 0 9 9 43.7 49 16 21 4 0% .319 10.1 3.3 0.8 4.3 1.49 3.09 0.0 0.0
2007 MIS AA 0 0 0 6 0 8.7 7 6 7 0 58% .269 7.2 6.2 0.0 7.2 1.49 4.14 1.4 0.1
2007 ATL MLB 2 1 0 3 2 13.0 14 3 14 3 57% .297 9.7 2.1 2.1 9.7 1.31 3.46 1.2 0.2
2008 MYR A+ 0 0 0 4 4 4.0 3 0 3 0 90% .300 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.75 0.00 2.1 0.2
2008 ATL MLB 3 7 3 72 4 97.3 86 47 68 5 65% .277 8.0 4.3 0.5 6.3 1.37 3.70 11.0 1.0
2009 ATL MLB 2 4 0 33 0 34.0 42 21 23 2 58% .351 11.1 5.6 0.5 6.1 1.85 3.18 2.2 0.2
2009 TBA MLB 0 0 0 11 0 12.7 24 11 4 2 52% .423 17.1 7.8 1.4 2.8 2.76 9.95 -2.8 -0.3
2009 DUR AAA 1 0 0 3 3 11.3 14 5 8 1 44% .342 11.2 4.0 0.8 6.4 1.68 4.78 0.2 0.0
2009 GWN AAA 0 1 0 2 2 2.0 5 1 0 0 55% .455 22.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 3.00 18.00 0.4 0.0
2010 NAS AAA 0 1 1 12 0 10.3 14 11 8 3 52% .367 12.2 9.6 2.6 7.0 2.43 11.36 -5.3 -0.5
2010 DUR AAA 0 3 0 3 3 10.7 13 10 7 0 53% .361 10.9 8.4 0.0 5.9 2.15 10.93 -0.0 -0.0
2011 RNO AAA 3 0 0 24 0 35.7 39 19 21 4 55% .304 9.8 4.8 1.0 5.3 1.63 4.29 2.2 0.3
2011 MXC Wnt 0 3 0 3 3 13.7 14 12 4 0 0% .280 9.2 7.9 0.0 2.6 1.90 4.61 0.0 0.0
2012 MAZ Wnt 2 4 1 16 6 45.0 51 15 21 4 0% .307 10.2 3.0 0.8 4.2 1.47 5.00 0.0 0.0
2014 ABQ AAA 8 6 0 21 21 120.0 137 44 82 11 48% .323 10.3 3.3 0.8 6.2 1.51 3.83 11.1 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
2008 1561 0.4856 0.4176 0.8141 0.5858 0.2578 0.9054 0.6184 0.1828
2009 836 0.4976 0.4250 0.8588 0.6202 0.2286 0.9070 0.7292 0.1384
Career23970.48980.42020.82970.59780.24760.9060.6570.1673

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-09 2010-09-07 Minors 60 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-06-25 2009-07-30 15-DL 35 30 Left Hand Fracture Punching Object -
2008-07-06 2008-07-28 15-DL 22 16 Right Shoulder Subluxation -
2006-04-02 2006-04-02 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 $
2013 TBA $
2012 TBA $
2011 TBA $
2009 ATL $437,500
2009 TBA $437,500
2008 ATL $400,000
2004 MIL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,575,000
3 yrTotal$1,575,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 12 d2014

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 5/16/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2013
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2009). Re-signed 3/2/09. Rleased 7/30/09. Signed as a free agent 7/31/09. DFA 12/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed 3/3/08. Recalled 7/28/08.
  • 1 year (2007) (minor-league contract). Contract selected 9/19/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Contract voided 2/06 because of elbow injury.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 2/05. Non-tendered 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Re-signed 2/04.
  • 1 year (2004). Selected from Pittsburgh in Rule 5 draft 12/15/03.
  • Drafted 1998 (19-568).

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 9% 10% 12% 23%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.9out of baseballout of baseball6.1out of baseballout of baseball7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 84 Brad Thomas 2012 0.00 DNP
2 83 Vladimir Nunez 2009 36.00
3 83 Juan Rincon 2013 0.00 DNP
4 83 Micah Bowie 2009 0.00 DNP
5 82 C.J. Nitkowski 2007 0.00 DNP
6 81 R.A. Dickey 2009 4.76
7 80 Chris Jakubauskas 2013 0.00 DNP
8 80 Kevin Gryboski 2008 0.00 DNP
9 78 Valerio De Los Santos 2007 0.00 DNP
10 78 Stephen Randolph 2008 0.00 DNP
11 77 Brandon Duckworth 2010 0.00 DNP
12 77 Nick Bierbrodt 2012 0.00 DNP
13 76 Bryan Corey 2008 6.60
14 76 Terry Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
15 76 Vinnie Chulk 2013 0.00 DNP
16 76 Mike Venafro 2008 0.00 DNP
17 76 Jim Brower 2007 18.90
18 75 Damian Moss 2011 0.00 DNP
19 75 Jim Crowell 2008 0.00 DNP
20 75 Randy Keisler 2010 0.00 DNP
21 75 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
22 75 Brian Boehringer 2003 5.49
23 74 Tom Edens 1995 9.00
24 74 Buddy Groom 2000 5.61
25 74 Chad Paronto 2010 0.00 DNP
26 74 John Wasdin 2007 5.95
27 74 Alberto Castillo 2010 10.12
28 74 Donne Wall 2002 6.86
29 74 Terry Forster 1986 3.95
30 74 Jerry Reed 1990 5.50
31 74 Gregg Olson 2001 8.76
32 74 Jeremy Powell 2010 0.00 DNP
33 74 Randy Williams 2010 6.12
34 74 Chris Bootcheck 2013 9.00
35 74 Dan Spillner 1986 0.00 DNP
36 74 Joe Boever 1995 6.75
37 74 Lee Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
38 74 Kane Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
39 74 Steve Mingori 1978 3.26
40 74 Shigetoshi Hasegawa 2003 1.48
41 73 Jerry Don Gleaton 1992 4.26
42 73 Fred Gladding 1970 5.07
43 73 Darren Holmes 2000 13.03
44 73 Rick White 2003 6.58
45 73 Ryota Igarashi 2013 0.00 DNP
46 73 Mike Munoz 2000 15.75
47 73 Tom Gorman 1959 8.41
48 73 Jason Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
49 73 Chuck McElroy 2002 0.00 DNP
50 73 Dave Giusti 1974 3.58
51 73 Monk Dubiel 1952 0.00
52 73 Andy McGaffigan 1991 5.62
53 73 David Weathers 2004 4.81
54 73 John Bale 2008 4.39
55 73 Mike Fetters 1999 6.97
56 73 Mike DeJean 2005 4.76
57 73 Clem Labine 1961 4.27
58 73 Esteban Yan 2009 0.00 DNP
59 73 Tony Fossas 1992 3.34
60 73 Dave Righetti 1993 6.08
61 73 Bob Stanley 1989 6.13
62 73 Jose Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
63 73 Danny Patterson 2005 0.00 DNP
64 73 Reggie Cleveland 1982 0.00 DNP
65 73 Dale Murray 1984 5.70
66 73 Doug Corbett 1987 7.83
67 73 Mike Magnante 1999 3.89
68 73 Jim Hughes 1957 10.80
69 73 Ken Sanders 1976 2.88
70 73 Paul Lindblad 1976 4.00
71 73 Tim Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
72 73 Harry Dorish 1956 4.25
73 73 Paul LaPalme 1958 0.00 DNP
74 73 Sal Maglie 1951 3.38
75 73 A. J. Sager 1999 0.00 DNP
76 73 Julio Manon 2007 0.00 DNP
77 72 Kevin Hickey 1990 5.47
78 72 David Lee 2007 0.00 DNP
79 72 Luis Ayala 2012 3.36
80 72 Denny Stark 2009 7.36
81 72 Tim Burke 1993 0.00 DNP
82 72 Greg Harris 1990 4.39
83 72 Don Elston 1963 3.47
84 72 Matt Herges 2004 6.20
85 72 Trever Miller 2007 5.44
86 72 Dale Mohorcic 1990 3.57
87 72 Willie Banks 2003 0.00 DNP
88 72 Joey Eischen 2004 5.40
89 72 Casey Fossum 2012 0.00 DNP
90 72 Mike James 2002 7.15
91 72 Tony Castillo 1997 6.93
92 72 Ken Lehman 1962 0.00 DNP
93 72 Tom Hilgendorf 1976 0.00 DNP
94 72 Marty McLeary 2009 0.00 DNP
95 72 Curtis Leskanic 2002 0.00 DNP
96 72 Geoff Geary 2011 0.00 DNP
97 72 Dick Drago 1979 3.34
98 72 Mike MacDougal 2011 2.53
99 72 Mark Williamson 1994 4.41
100 72 Todd Williams 2005 4.01

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Useful with the Braves in 2008, Jeff Bennett was most notable in '09 for breaking a bone in his non-throwing hand by punching a wall, then going back out to pitch through it. Released after rehabbing, but re-signed to a minor-league deal.
2009 Bennett dislocated his pitching shoulder in early July, but missed just three weeks and was better after he returned than before the injury. Despite the time on the shelf, he appeared in 72 games, starting four and adding 80 2/3 innings out of the pen, a workload similar to the one he bore for Triple-A Richmond in 2007. That durability and flexibility combined with a tight slider and a spike in his ground-ball rate (opponents slugged just .333) made him a very valuable pitcher to have on staff. If Bennett can reduce his walks and keep inducing grounders, he could have a breakout season in 2009óif those workloads donít make it a breakdown season.
2008 Jeff Bennett keeps the ball down and could be a back-end-of-the-rotation solution.
2006 Another of Melvin`s Rule 5 explorations, Bennett got real playing time in an `04 mop-up role, then failed to impress with a season spent in the PCL. Signed to a minor league deal with the Braves, who will give him more chances to flash his mid-90s heat after he was repeatedly passed up by the Brewers last summer.
2005 Bennett pitched well enough in 2004 to justify the Rule 5 pick that the Brewers made to acquire him from Pittsburgh, but probably not well enough to guarantee himself a spot on the 2005 staff. He still lacks a true out pitch, with just an average fastball and a mediocre slider, but his command is better than most players his age. He has enough usefulness to stick around as a cheap middle reliever, but there isn't a compelling reason to keep him once he reaches arbitration eligibility.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jeff Bennett threw 2,576 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (76mph) and Change (89mph).