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Portrait of Justin Lehr

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 148.3 9 6 0 84 5.34 -0.5
Birth Date8-3-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
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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
2004 OAK 26 27 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 144 35 19 19 3 52 14 12 2 16 5.23 4.84 5.44 2.7 0.3
2005 MIL 27 23 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 154 32 19 15 4 56 18 16 1 23 3.89 4.81 4.97 1.8 0.2
2006 MIL 28 16 0 15.7 0.0 15.7 2 1 0 1 0 0 75 24 16 15 2 39 7 6 1 12 8.62 4.77 5.37 0.2 0.0
2009 CIN 31 11 11 65.3 65.3 0.0 5 3 0 0 4 0 286 72 39 39 14 126 28 27 3 33 5.37 6.26 7.20 -10.5 -1.0
Career7711148.365.383.096034065916393882327367617845.345.456.07-5.8-0.5

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 VAN A- 14 4 42.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MOD A+ 29 25 175.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAC AAA 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MID AA 29 27 155.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MID AA 58 0 80.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAC AAA 53 0 75.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Pon Wnt 19 0 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OAK MLB 27 0 32.7 5.44 97 .258 .278 .342 .458 .265 .294 105 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2004 SAC AAA 32 0 37.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 23 0 34.7 4.97 94 .274 .262 .325 .413 .259 .259 103 2.8 0.3 1.8 0.2
2005 NAS AAA 27 11 88.0 5.36 45 .328 .270 .346 .421 .269 .356 49 5.9 0.5 7.7 0.7
2006 MIL MLB 16 0 15.7 5.37 82 .340 .254 .320 .404 .255 .415 93 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 NAS AAA 19 17 112.1 4.78 95 .246 .264 .333 .414 .262 .301 100 8.2 0.8 8.4 1.0
2007 TAC AAA 27 17 119.7 4.82 100 .260 .285 .358 .439 .269 .310 99 14.4 1.4 14.4 1.4
2007 OBR Wnt 13 13 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 OBR Wnt 2 2 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 OBR Wnt 2 2 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 OBR Wnt 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 LOU AAA 16 8 64.3 5.02 78 .197 .263 .331 .418 .269 .257 84 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 0.1
2009 CIN MLB 11 11 65.3 7.20 35 .294 .258 .324 .407 .257 .279 96 -11.1 -1.1 -10.5 -1.0
2009 LEH AAA 8 7 41.7 6.34 66 .258 .254 .323 .382 .243 .279 105 -2.0 -0.2 -1.5 -0.1
2009 LOU AAA 12 11 75.3 4.49 108 .176 .258 .322 .387 .244 .236 109 7.9 0.8 7.8 0.8
2010 LOU AAA 7 7 37.0 4.93 97 .320 .271 .334 .424 .255 .385 101 1.7 0.2 3.2 0.4
2011 CAR AA 12 10 48.0 6.75 76 .290 .255 .329 .392 .251 .316 114 0.2 0.0 -1.4 -0.2
2011 LOU AAA 12 0 16.7 5.57 63 .332 .257 .324 .394 .254 .404 91 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2011 CAR Wnt 4 4 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MOC Wnt 5 5 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 VAN A- 2 6 0 14 4 42.3 62 17 40 3 0% .000 13.2 3.6 0.6 8.5 1.87 5.96 0.0 0.0
2000 MOD A+ 13 6 0 29 25 175.0 161 46 138 10 0% .000 8.3 2.4 0.5 7.1 1.18 3.19 0.0 0.0
2000 SAC AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 7 3 3 1 0% .000 15.8 6.8 2.2 6.8 2.50 11.25 0.0 0.0
2001 MID AA 11 12 0 29 27 155.3 206 43 103 20 0% .000 11.9 2.5 1.2 6.0 1.60 5.45 0.0 0.0
2002 MID AA 8 3 4 58 0 80.0 88 31 59 7 0% .327 9.9 3.5 0.8 6.6 1.49 4.05 0.0 0.0
2003 Pon Wnt 1 1 8 19 0 32.3 17 7 17 1 0% .000 4.7 2.0 0.3 4.7 0.74 1.11 0.0 0.0
2003 SAC AAA 3 2 4 53 0 75.0 74 27 64 3 0% .320 8.9 3.2 0.4 7.7 1.35 3.72 0.0 0.0
2004 OAK MLB 1 1 0 27 0 32.7 35 14 16 3 45% .294 9.6 3.9 0.8 4.4 1.50 5.23 2.7 0.3
2004 SAC AAA 4 2 13 32 0 37.3 37 10 40 1 0% .330 8.9 2.4 0.2 9.7 1.26 2.65 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 1 1 0 23 0 34.7 32 18 23 4 49% .259 8.3 4.7 1.0 6.0 1.44 3.89 1.8 0.2
2005 NAS AAA 7 7 1 27 11 88.0 102 32 68 8 61% .356 10.4 3.3 0.8 7.0 1.52 3.99 7.7 0.7
2006 NAS AAA 4 7 0 19 17 112.1 120 31 90 15 50% .301 9.6 2.5 1.2 7.2 1.35 3.93 8.4 1.0
2006 MIL MLB 2 1 0 16 0 15.7 24 7 12 2 47% .415 13.8 4.0 1.1 6.9 1.98 8.62 0.2 0.0
2007 OBR Wnt 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 6 0 2 0 0% .250 7.7 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.86 1.29 0.0 0.0
2007 TAC AAA 7 1 1 27 17 119.7 132 41 61 8 49% .310 9.9 3.1 0.6 4.6 1.45 3.98 14.4 1.4
2008 LOU AAA 6 2 1 16 8 64.3 51 11 41 5 48% .257 7.1 1.5 0.7 5.7 0.96 2.10 -0.2 0.1
2009 LOU AAA 8 1 0 12 11 75.3 57 10 40 3 50% .236 6.8 1.2 0.4 4.8 0.89 2.51 7.8 0.8
2009 CIN MLB 5 3 0 11 11 65.3 72 28 33 14 41% .279 9.9 3.9 1.9 4.5 1.53 5.37 -10.5 -1.0
2009 LEH AAA 5 2 0 8 7 41.7 43 16 20 5 48% .279 9.3 3.5 1.1 4.3 1.41 4.75 -1.5 -0.1
2010 LOU AAA 1 3 0 7 7 37.0 59 12 15 2 53% .385 14.4 2.9 0.5 3.6 1.92 6.57 3.2 0.4
2011 LOU AAA 1 2 0 12 0 16.7 23 7 13 2 44% .404 12.4 3.8 1.1 7.0 1.80 5.94 -2.0 -0.2
2011 MOC Wnt 0 1 0 5 5 24.0 30 4 18 3 0% .365 11.2 1.5 1.1 6.8 1.42 4.50 0.0 0.0
2011 CAR AA 1 2 0 12 10 48.0 57 24 31 8 47% .316 10.7 4.5 1.5 5.8 1.69 5.44 -1.4 -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
2009 1065 0.5268 0.4319 0.8739 0.5989 0.2460 0.9226 0.7419 0.1239
Career10650.52680.43190.87390.59890.2460.92260.74190.1239

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-26 2011-07-07 Minors 11 11 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-05-01 2011-05-17 Minors 16 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Nerve Injury -
2010-05-18 2010-09-13 Minors 118 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-05-21
2009-09-02 2009-09-11 DTD 9 8 Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 MIL $337,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$337,000
1 yrTotal$337,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 115 d

Details
  • re-signed 11/9/09 (minor-league contract, $1M major league)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 11/9/09
  • contract purchased 7/31/09
  • acquired in trade from PHI 5/23/09 signed as a free agent from Korea 12/17/08 (minor-league contract)
  • contract sold to Korean club Doosan Bears 5/24/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/14/08 signed as a free agent from SEA 12/5/07 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from MIL 06-07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 5/06 designated for assignment 5/06 re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$0.337M (06)
  • recalled 8/05 optioned to Triple-A 8/05 3/05 signed 1/05
  • acquired in trade from OAK 12/04 recalled 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 40-m 11/03

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 71)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 81 Jeremy Powell 2012 0.00 DNP
2 81 Brian Lawrence 2012 0.00 DNP
3 78 Danny Graves 2010 0.00 DNP
4 78 Valerio De Los Santos 2009 0.00 DNP
5 78 Chris Michalak 2007 0.00 DNP
6 77 Marty McLeary 2011 0.00 DNP
7 77 Kris Benson 2011 0.00 DNP
8 77 Eric Junge 2013 0.00 DNP
9 77 Nelson Figueroa 2010 3.68
10 76 Ken Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
11 75 Randy Keisler 2012 0.00 DNP
12 75 Ryan Drese 2012 0.00 DNP
13 75 Brandon Duckworth 2012 0.00 DNP
14 74 John Wasdin 2009 0.00 DNP
15 73 Brian Moehler 2008 4.74
16 72 Russ Ortiz 2010 10.29
17 72 Vladimir Nunez 2011 0.00 DNP
18 71 Jason Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
19 71 Andy Ashby 2004 0.00
20 71 Orel Hershiser 1995 4.09
21 71 Murry Dickson 1953 7.36
22 71 Mike Bielecki 1996 2.87
23 70 Mark Portugal 1999 5.99
24 70 Jim Lonborg 1978 5.38
25 70 George Brunet 1971 5.79
26 70 Sid Hudson 1951 5.96
27 70 Rodrigo Lopez 2012 8.53
28 70 Ron Darling 1997 0.00 DNP
29 70 Frank Lary 1966 0.00 DNP
30 70 Geoff Zahn 1982 3.92
31 70 Bud Black 1993 4.13
32 70 Rick Reuschel 1985 2.69
33 70 Bob Keegan 1957 3.91
34 70 Bryan Corey 2010 0.00 DNP
35 70 Mark Redman 2010 0.00 DNP
36 70 Travis Driskill 2008 0.00 DNP
37 70 Camilo Pascual 1970 2.57
38 70 Ken Johnson 1969 4.62
39 70 Milt Pappas 1975 0.00 DNP
40 70 Paul Splittorff 1983 4.38
41 70 Mike Boddicker 1994 0.00 DNP
42 70 Burt Hooton 1986 0.00 DNP
43 70 Bob Feller 1955 4.66
44 70 Terry Mulholland 1999 5.02
45 70 Ray Herbert 1966 4.83
46 70 Rick Rhoden 1989 4.56
47 69 Bob Welch 1993 5.51
48 69 Dave Roberts 1981 9.98
49 69 Kevin Appier 2004 18.00
50 69 Jim Perry 1972 3.85
51 69 Sonny Siebert 1973 5.09
52 69 Kevin Gross 1997 7.11
53 69 Randy Gumpert 1954 0.00 DNP
54 69 Jim Wilson 1958 4.34
55 69 Dave Stewart 1993 4.78
56 69 Mike Flanagan 1988 4.48
57 69 Shane Reynolds 2004 27.00
58 69 Ed Whitson 1991 5.38
59 69 Bill Gullickson 1995 0.00 DNP
60 69 Danny Jackson 1998 0.00 DNP
61 69 Dennis Martinez 1990 3.19
62 69 Chan Ho Park 2009 4.64
63 69 Gil Heredia 2002 0.00 DNP
64 69 Jeff Suppan 2011 0.00 DNP
65 69 Darren Oliver 2007 4.34
66 69 Ken Heintzelman 1952 3.82
67 68 Bob Purkey 1966 1.37
68 68 Dwight Gooden 2001 0.00 DNP
69 68 Fernando Valenzuela 1997 6.17
70 68 Mike Torrez 1983 4.86
71 68 Kevin Tapani 2000 5.20
72 68 Rick Sutcliffe 1992 4.66
73 68 Tim Belcher 1998 4.88
74 68 Shawn Estes 2009 0.00 DNP
75 68 Tim Wakefield 2003 4.67
76 68 Pat Mahomes 2007 0.00 DNP
77 68 Doug Drabek 1999 0.00 DNP
78 68 Howie Pollet 1957 0.00 DNP
79 68 Bob Ojeda 1994 24.00
80 68 Jackie Brown 1979 0.00 DNP
81 68 Dave Burba 2003 3.95
82 68 Hyang-Nam Choi 2007 0.00 DNP
83 68 Larry Gura 1984 5.44
84 68 Joaquin Andujar 1989 0.00 DNP
85 68 Charlie Leibrandt 1993 5.03
86 68 Dock Ellis 1981 0.00 DNP
87 68 Kip Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
88 68 Walt Terrell 1994 0.00 DNP
89 68 Cal McLish 1962 4.89 DNP
90 68 Pat Hentgen 2005 0.00 DNP
91 68 Bobby Witt 2000 7.63
92 68 Zane Smith 1997 0.00 DNP
93 67 Bob Shaw 1969 0.00 DNP
94 67 Orlando Hernandez 2002 3.88
95 67 Rick Mahler 1990 4.48
96 67 Rudy May 1981 4.33
97 67 Rick Helling 2007 0.00 DNP
98 67 Dick Ruthven 1987 0.00 DNP
99 67 Johnny Schmitz 1957 0.00 DNP
100 67 Earl Wilson 1971 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Veteran journeyman Lehrís biggest contribution to the Reds will likely be having taught Homer Bailey how to throw a splitter. Purchased from the Phillies early last year, Lehr was called up at the end of July and inserted in the rotation. Appearing in the majors for the first time since he posted a 8.62 ERA with the Brewers in 2006, Lehr reeled off four solid starts, including a shutout of the Cubs, then turned back into a pumpkin, posting a 7.32 ERA, a 1.70 WHIP, and a 1.3 K/BB over his final seven starts. Lehr had planned to retire if he didnít make it back to the Show last year, and his velocity was down to the mid-80s by seasonís end. Perhaps he has a future as a pitching coach.
2007 Justin Lehr opened the year in the Brewer bullpen, but pitched his way down to Nashville after two months, only to be promoted to starting. The converted catcher isn`t making headway.
2006 `Panzer` might not be blitzing Poland anytime soon, let alone taking Nashville by storm. The Brewers will settle for letting him take his best shot at winning either the fifth starter`s job or a middle relief gig. If he`s been a moderately successful conversion project for a former catcher, that`s about as high as his ceiling is going to go.
2005 Another former position player turned pitcher, "Panzer" has a nifty power assortment: a mid-90s four-seam fastball, a mid-80s splitter he doesn't tip out of a sneaky delivery, and a solid curveball. Although the A's gave him a look, he never did get consistent work, so it was hard for him to settle in. He could become a much more significant asset in Milwaukee's pen than PECOTA's allowing for.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Justin Lehr threw 1,060 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (86mph), also mixing in a Splitter (80mph), Curve (72mph), Fourseam Fastball (85mph), Slider (79mph) and Cutter (84mph).