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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 25.7 0 1 0 19 4.21 -0
Birth Date8-25-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight235 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2007 KCA 26 17 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 116 32 13 12 5 55 14 11 0 19 4.38 6.11 6.25 0.3 -0.0
2008 KCA 27 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.00 6.16 10.08 -0.3 -0.0
Career18025.70.025.701000011932131255515120194.216.116.250.0-0.0

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
2000 KNG Rk 7 7 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CMB A 17 17 95.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ 9 9 45.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BRO A- 4 4 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .226 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLU A+ 4 4 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 Pho Wnt 12 1 21.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLU A+ 7 6 34.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BIN AA 20 20 100.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BIN AA 19 19 108.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NOR AAA 7 7 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 24 24 123.7 5.79 68 .265 .265 .333 .414 .248 .315 86 -2.2 -0.2 -2.8 -0.5
2006 WIC AA 18 11 83.0 6.29 66 .280 .264 .340 .419 .262 .279 97 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2006 OMA AAA 2 2 9.2 8.09 17 .255 .239 .312 .367 .243 .133 97 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2006 TUC AAA 8 7 36.0 6.22 75 .292 .273 .346 .421 .270 .325 108 -1.3 -0.1 -1.4 -0.2
2007 KCA MLB 17 0 24.7 6.25 76 .300 .271 .335 .425 .262 .346 103 0.3 0.0 0.3 -0.0
2007 OMA AAA 32 0 55.3 2.88 145 .163 .278 .346 .434 .264 .217 102 16.6 1.6 16.6 1.6
2007 ust Wnt 4 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 KCA MLB 1 0 1.0 10.08 -9 .078 .261 .346 .420 .282 .000 102 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2008 OMA AAA 36 3 56.0 5.94 94 .251 .278 .350 .453 .264 .270 107 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2008 ROY Rk 3 3 2.7 0.60 188 .194 .284 .387 .393 .281 .600 101 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2009 ROU AAA 4 0 7.0 4.27 96 .339 .277 .344 .458 .284 .429 85 0.6 0.1 0.4 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
2000 KNG Rk 3 2 0 7 7 34.3 33 6 21 1 0% .000 8.7 1.6 0.3 5.5 1.14 2.10 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ 3 4 0 9 9 45.7 45 19 40 2 0% .000 8.9 3.7 0.4 7.9 1.40 3.54 0.0 0.0
2001 CMB A 7 4 0 17 17 95.0 86 18 98 3 0% .000 8.1 1.7 0.3 9.3 1.09 2.84 0.0 0.0
2002 Pho Wnt 4 1 0 12 1 21.7 23 9 14 1 0% .000 9.5 3.7 0.4 5.8 1.47 5.81 0.0 0.0
2002 BRO A- 0 0 0 4 4 13.0 7 5 12 0 0% .226 4.8 3.5 0.0 8.3 0.92 0.69 0.0 0.0
2002 SLU A+ 2 0 0 4 4 19.0 20 5 12 1 0% .311 9.5 2.4 0.5 5.7 1.32 1.42 0.0 0.0
2003 SLU A+ 3 0 0 7 6 34.7 41 9 16 5 0% .295 10.6 2.3 1.3 4.1 1.44 4.67 0.0 0.0
2003 BIN AA 5 9 0 20 20 100.3 108 39 76 9 0% .324 9.7 3.5 0.8 6.8 1.47 4.58 0.0 0.0
2004 NOR AAA 2 4 0 7 7 36.0 39 17 24 4 0% .299 9.8 4.2 1.0 6.0 1.56 6.25 0.0 0.0
2004 BIN AA 9 6 0 19 19 108.3 103 40 70 7 0% .282 8.6 3.3 0.6 5.8 1.32 3.41 0.0 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 6 11 0 24 24 123.7 140 52 89 12 46% .315 10.2 3.8 0.9 6.5 1.55 5.02 -2.8 -0.5
2006 OMA AAA 1 0 0 2 2 9.2 7 3 6 2 31% .133 6.8 2.9 2.0 5.9 1.09 1.96 -1.1 -0.1
2006 TUC AAA 1 3 0 8 7 36.0 44 24 18 4 40% .325 11.0 6.0 1.0 4.5 1.89 5.50 -1.4 -0.2
2006 WIC AA 6 3 2 18 11 83.0 80 48 67 12 40% .279 8.7 5.2 1.3 7.3 1.54 4.99 7.7 0.8
2007 KCA MLB 0 1 0 17 0 24.7 32 14 19 5 35% .346 11.7 5.1 1.8 6.9 1.86 4.38 0.3 -0.0
2007 ust Wnt 1 0 1 4 0 3.7 1 1 3 0 0% .111 2.4 2.4 0.0 7.3 0.54 2.43 0.0 0.0
2007 OMA AAA 4 1 8 32 0 55.3 32 11 47 1 45% .217 5.2 1.8 0.2 7.6 0.78 0.49 16.6 1.6
2008 OMA AAA 3 5 6 36 3 56.0 47 37 64 9 36% .270 7.6 5.9 1.4 10.3 1.50 4.34 5.1 0.5
2008 KCA MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 100% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 -0.3 -0.0
2008 ROY Rk 0 1 0 3 3 2.7 3 0 6 0 20% .600 10.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 1.11 3.33 2.3 0.2
2009 ROU AAA 0 0 0 4 0 7.0 9 4 7 0 43% .429 11.6 5.1 0.0 9.0 1.86 5.14 0.4 0.0

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 13 0.6154 0.3077 0.7500 0.3750 0.2000 1.0000 0.0000 0.2500
Career130.61540.30770.750.3750.2100.25

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 82 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • released 2/28/09 designated for assignment 2/19/09 optioned to Triple-A 5/31/08 recalled 5/29/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/29/08 recalled 9/1/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/17/07
  • recalled 7/15/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/14/07
  • recalled 6/14/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/12/07
  • recalled 5/07 optioned to Triple-A 4/07 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • contract purchased 11/06 99 2-73

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
2009 Neal Musser is a hard-throwing southpaw who could be in a big-league bullpen by now had he slightly better control, but it seems things are going in the wrong direction, for Musser walked 10 in 10 2/3 innings while pitching in the Dominican last winter.
2008 Musser did not surrender an earned run in Triple-A until August 12th, but in five separate stints with the Royals, he surrendered the same number of hits and more walks in less than half the innings. His season ended with a broken finger when he learned that you can't take out post-game frustrations on the quality furniture they have in Kansas City; it's not like that cheap junk in Omaha. Musser gives the Royals a decent third option from the left side, so long as he's not miscast as a LOOGY; left-handers hit more than 100 points higher against him than right-handers at both levels.
2007 The most surprising addition to the Royals` 40-man roster, Neil Musser, is 26 and is in his third organization in barely a year. He held left-handers to just 2 hits in 26 at-bats in the AFL, and the Royals think he can be groomed as a future LOOGY.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-02-24
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-30


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Neal Musser threw 146 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Cutter (86mph) and Slider (82mph).