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Portrait of Kyle McClellan

Kyle McClellan PRangers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-12-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02010
-2.12011
-0.12012
-0.42013
0.02014
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
2008 SLN 24 68 0 75.7 0.0 75.7 2 7 1 5 0 0 327 79 37 34 7 115 26 24 4 59 4.04 3.94 4.36 7.5 0.6
2009 SLN 25 66 0 66.7 0.0 66.7 4 4 3 4 0 0 288 56 27 25 4 77 34 32 2 51 3.38 3.93 4.24 3.5 0.4
2010 SLN 26 68 0 75.3 0.0 75.3 1 4 2 2 0 0 307 58 20 19 9 95 23 20 3 60 2.27 4.10 4.49 0.4 -0.0
2011 SLN 27 43 17 141.7 104.7 37.0 12 7 0 1 10 0 607 143 71 66 21 237 43 40 6 76 4.19 4.89 5.85 -19.1 -2.1
2012 SLN 28 16 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 82 16 11 11 2 27 9 9 2 11 5.30 5.12 5.72 -0.6 -0.1
2013 TEX 29 7 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 40 7 8 8 2 16 5 5 1 3 7.71 7.15 10.26 -3.7 -0.4
Career26817387.3104.7282.71924612100165135917416345567140130182603.794.455.10-12.1-1.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 SLN MLB 68 0 75.7 4.36 103 .251 .263 .331 .411 .261 .312 96 7.5 0.7 7.5 0.6
2009 SLN MLB 66 0 66.7 4.24 98 .244 .266 .336 .414 .264 .264 92 3.9 0.4 3.5 0.4
2010 SLN MLB 68 0 75.3 4.49 87 .235 .261 .326 .410 .270 .231 90 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.0
2011 SLN MLB 43 17 141.7 5.85 51 .278 .254 .315 .390 .259 .265 94 -18.1 -1.9 -19.1 -2.1
2012 SLN MLB 16 0 18.7 5.72 67 .248 .252 .315 .407 .260 .237 100 -1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 TEX MLB 7 0 9.3 10.26 -30 .277 .253 .330 .421 .278 .172 104 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2013 FRI AA 19 0 27.0 2.68 141 .241 .254 .318 .388 .257 .355 105 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
2013 ROU AAA 6 0 7.0 2.47 142 .333 .257 .327 .396 .262 .368 85 2.2 0.2 2.2 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
2008 SLN MLB 2 7 1 68 0 75.7 79 26 59 7 50% .312 9.4 3.1 0.8 7.0 1.39 4.04 7.5 0.6
2009 SLN MLB 4 4 3 66 0 66.7 56 34 51 4 51% .264 7.6 4.6 0.5 6.9 1.35 3.38 3.5 0.4
2010 SLN MLB 1 4 2 68 0 75.3 58 23 60 9 52% .231 6.9 2.7 1.1 7.2 1.08 2.27 0.4 -0.0
2011 SLN MLB 12 7 0 43 17 141.7 143 43 76 21 51% .265 9.1 2.7 1.3 4.8 1.31 4.19 -19.1 -2.1
2012 SLN MLB 0 1 0 16 0 18.7 16 9 11 2 46% .237 7.7 4.3 1.0 5.3 1.34 5.30 -0.6 -0.1
2013 FRI AA 2 0 0 19 0 27.0 29 6 27 2 46% .355 9.7 2.0 0.7 9.0 1.30 3.33 7.5 0.8
2013 ROU AAA 1 0 2 6 0 7.0 8 2 9 1 50% .368 10.3 2.6 1.3 11.6 1.43 2.57 2.2 0.2
2013 TEX MLB 0 1 0 7 0 9.3 7 5 3 2 32% .172 6.8 4.8 1.9 2.9 1.29 7.71 -3.7 -0.4

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 1204 0.4709 0.4510 0.8011 0.6208 0.2998 0.9034 0.6126 0.1989
2009 1090 0.4761 0.4156 0.8411 0.6069 0.2417 0.9206 0.6594 0.1589
2010 1151 0.5013 0.4165 0.8163 0.5650 0.2666 0.8988 0.6405 0.1816
2011 2114 0.4976 0.4458 0.8641 0.6264 0.2665 0.9150 0.7456 0.1306
2012 280 0.5143 0.4536 0.8346 0.5903 0.3088 0.9294 0.6429 0.1654
2013 150 0.4867 0.3867 0.8793 0.5753 0.2078 0.8810 0.8750 0.1207
Career59890.48950.43460.83710.6070.26920.91040.68140.1607

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-13 2013-04-01 Camp 19 0 Right Back Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-07-10 2012-07-10 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Capsule and Frayed Labrum 2012-07-10 -
2012-05-18 2012-10-23 60-DL 158 124 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament and Partial Tear Flexor Tendon - -
2011-09-27 2011-10-09 DTD 12 2 Right Arm Fatigue - -
2011-08-03 2011-08-04 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-05-31 2011-06-15 15-DL 15 13 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2006-08-17 2006-08-30 Minors 13 0 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition - -
2006-04-06 2006-08-06 Minors 122 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-22 -
2005-07-02 2005-09-08 Minors 68 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TEX $
2012 SLN $2,500,000
2011 SLN $1,375,000
2010 SLN $425,000
2009 SLN $411,000
2008 SLN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,101,000
5 yrTotal$5,101,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 27 dSteve Comte1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/15/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 6/9/13. DFA by Texas 7/1/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Released by St. Louis 11/13/12.
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2011). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.411M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/07. Re-signed 3/4/08.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2002 (25-762) (Hazelwood West HS, Mo.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .194 .282 .372 .235
11 vs R (Multi) .275 .340 .438 .283
18 Split (Multi) -.081 -.058 -.066 -.048
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .125 .263 .438 .237
31 vs R (2013) .294 .381 .529 .295
38 Split (2013) -.169 -.118 -.092 -.059
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

Kyle McClellan is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The 45-Strikeouts, One-Walk PitcherSam Miller2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ike ConqueredR.J. Anderson2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 17th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games: February 22-24Jason Martinez2013-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Soriano Finally Gets PaidR.J. Anderson2013-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Postseason Collateral DamageCorey Dawkins2012-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: The Year of the Injuries?Stephani Bee2012-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: The Year of the Injuries?Corey Dawkins2012-06-25
Painting the Black: Occam's RubberR.J. Anderson2012-04-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Impact of BABIP, LOB%, and LuckJason Collette2012-03-19
Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible StatBradford Doolittle2012-02-23
World Series Prospectus: The Midwest ShowdownBaseball Prospectus2011-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cardinal ComebackJohn Perrotto2011-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: That Escalated QuicklyJay Jaffe2011-10-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Interview with Tout Wars Mixed Champ Fred ZinkieJason Collette2011-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Playoff Injury UpdatesBen Lindbergh2011-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Playoff Injury UpdatesCorey Dawkins2011-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: In Which the Cardinals Suffer an Unlikely LossSteven Goldman2011-09-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 8/4/11Mike Petriello2011-08-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Relievers for 7/28/11Mike Petriello2011-07-28
Transaction Analysis: The Rasmus-Jackson Shuffle UPDATEDBen Lindbergh2011-07-27
Transaction Analysis: The Rasmus-Jackson Shuffle UPDATEDR.J. Anderson2011-07-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #16Craig Brown2011-07-22
BP Unfiltered: Jim Johnson As A Starter?R.J. Anderson2011-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL East: Pitching DominanceMichael Jong2011-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Adrian as AdvertisedJohn Perrotto2011-06-27
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #12Craig Brown2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The DL Giveth, and the DL Taketh AwayBen Lindbergh2011-06-07
Transaction Analysis Blog: Cards Call on Lynn, CletoR.J. Anderson2011-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Sciatica StateCorey Dawkins2011-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Sciatica StateBen Lindbergh2011-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #9Craig Brown2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Shuffled DeckJay Jaffe2011-05-26
Fantasy Beat: I Stay AwayJason Collette2011-05-17
Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Running ScaredLarry Granillo2011-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the BullpenMike Petriello2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Beasts of the EastTommy Bennett2011-05-10
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #5Craig Brown2011-04-29
Span and Sain and Pray for Rain: Spy vs. SpyEmma Span2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Under PressureJohn Perrotto2011-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Get Your PhilsTommy Bennett2011-04-12
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/11John Perrotto2011-04-11
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/5John Perrotto2011-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Spring HurlersCraig Brown2011-03-30
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Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, NL EditionBen Lindbergh2011-03-17
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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Wait Till This Year?Larry Granillo2011-03-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Seeking Starters in Yankees CampJohn Perrotto2011-02-25
BP Unfiltered: Could McClellan Start?R.J. Anderson2011-02-24
Purpose Pitches: Wainwright Go Bye?Christina Kahrl2011-02-23
Purpose Pitches: Wainwright Go Bye?Marc Normandin2011-02-23
Purpose Pitches: Wainwright Go Bye?Corey Dawkins2011-02-23
Transaction Analysis: Votto's Extension and Being Young in New YorkChristina Kahrl2011-01-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is serenading you while you chat with us? Also, what early season surprise do you think will last the year?
(Marc from Inside Your Internets)
Right now I'm listening to the Posies' "Solar Sister." After that, I'll either leave the musical selections up to the whims of my media player, or put on the second "Under the Covers" album from Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs.

Marc is probably hoping that I'll say "Nick Hundley," but I'll stick with Britton as a surprise with staying power. I'm also on the Kyle McClellan bandwagon, and I think this could be the year that Nelson Cruz stays healthy and leads the world in homers. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Stagecoach" was one of the greatest movie of all time. John Wayne was terrific in it, but so was everyone else, plus the direction, story and scenery. Hard to put many other films in its class, period. And by the way, since you like Cards pitching: what do you think of Kyle McClellan becoming a fifth stater?
(gerrybraun from Red River)
Ever see the bad remake, with Bing Crosby? Nothing against Bing, who made some fine films... I like Kyle McClellan as a fifth starter more than I like Kyle Farnsworth as one. That said, his so-so control and low-ish strikeout rate sing middle reliever to me and suggest a guy who could have trouble getting through the lineup too many times. If anyone can make it work, though, it's Dave Duncan. (Steven Goldman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kyle McClellan threw 5,935 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Curve (72mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (92mph).