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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.30 1.16 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-4-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 18 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.12010
-0.72011
0.12012
0.12013
1.42014
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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
2006 MIN 25 32 0 37.0 0.0 37.0 4 2 0 2 0 0 138 23 9 9 6 42 6 6 0 53 2.19 2.92 2.71 12.1 1.2
2007 MIN 26 74 0 70.3 0.0 70.3 7 2 0 3 0 0 278 44 25 23 7 78 27 22 2 74 2.94 3.74 3.69 11.2 1.1
2008 MIN 27 15 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 1 0 2 0 0 56 12 7 7 2 23 4 3 0 15 4.72 3.76 5.12 1.0 0.1
2010 MIN 29 11 0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 43 7 5 5 1 11 8 8 1 9 5.00 5.49 7.57 -1.4 -0.1
2011 SDN 30 25 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 112 19 12 11 4 32 22 21 1 20 4.01 6.28 6.72 -6.4 -0.7
2012 OAK 31 24 0 19.7 0.0 19.7 2 1 0 3 0 0 77 10 3 3 3 21 6 5 1 16 1.37 4.47 4.71 0.6 0.1
2013 OAK 32 45 0 40.3 0.0 40.3 2 1 0 2 0 0 177 40 17 15 6 68 15 13 0 29 3.35 4.69 4.36 0.8 0.1
2014 SLN 33 71 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 7 2 6 6 0 0 255 44 14 14 4 63 9 7 2 68 1.87 2.35 2.81 12.5 1.4
Career2970281.70.0281.72311619001136199928733338978572842.783.763.9730.53.1

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
2002 ELZ Rk 23 0 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .245 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 QUD A 28 0 34.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FTM A+ 20 0 29.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NBR AA 5 1 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .217 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SCO Wnt 11 0 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FTM A+ 16 0 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NBR AA 26 0 35.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NBR AA 55 0 82.3 3.52 117 .238 .259 .328 .402 .263 .290 84 16.6 1.7 16.6 1.7
2006 MIN MLB 32 0 37.0 2.71 147 .179 .276 .335 .449 .258 .233 104 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
2006 ROC AAA 33 0 60.0 2.71 132 .184 .244 .314 .378 .248 .250 92 17.6 1.7 17.6 1.7
2007 MIN MLB 74 0 70.3 3.69 119 .219 .270 .335 .428 .265 .220 94 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2008 MIN MLB 15 0 13.3 5.12 93 .252 .267 .332 .412 .256 .286 101 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 MIN MLB 11 0 9.0 7.57 44 .271 .254 .315 .399 .251 .250 109 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2010 FTM A+ 2 0 2.0 7.30 -1 .376 .213 .279 .340 .230 .429 89 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2010 ROC AAA 30 0 39.3 5.34 82 .257 .272 .337 .432 .259 .288 101 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 SDN MLB 25 0 24.7 6.72 22 .280 .247 .310 .371 .252 .231 91 -6.4 -0.7 -6.4 -0.7
2011 TUC AAA 24 0 26.3 6.66 90 .258 .297 .367 .473 .274 .282 106 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0
2012 OAK MLB 24 0 19.7 4.71 88 .214 .259 .314 .405 .259 .137 95 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 NOR AAA 35 0 44.0 2.85 131 .220 .254 .324 .381 .249 .345 93 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2013 OAK MLB 45 0 40.3 4.36 92 .293 .260 .317 .404 .265 .268 94 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 SAC AAA 2 0 2.0 7.09 33 .346 .250 .322 .379 .253 .200 85 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 SLN MLB 71 0 67.3 2.81 131 .186 .253 .315 .396 .264 .233 102 12.5 1.4 12.5 1.4

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
2002 ELZ Rk 0 2 15 23 0 27.3 13 6 41 0 0% .245 4.3 2.0 0.0 13.5 0.70 0.99 0.0 0.0
2003 SCO Wnt 0 1 0 11 0 15.7 15 4 14 2 0% .000 8.6 2.3 1.1 8.0 1.21 5.73 0.0 0.0
2003 FTM A+ 4 1 2 20 0 29.3 22 6 29 2 0% .253 6.8 1.8 0.6 8.9 0.96 2.15 0.0 0.0
2003 NBR AA 1 1 1 5 1 7.7 7 3 5 2 0% .217 8.2 3.5 2.3 5.8 1.30 5.84 0.0 0.0
2003 QUD A 3 2 14 28 0 34.3 20 11 53 0 0% .282 5.2 2.9 0.0 13.9 0.90 0.52 0.0 0.0
2004 NBR AA 2 1 2 26 0 35.3 34 18 38 2 0% .327 8.7 4.6 0.5 9.7 1.47 3.82 0.0 0.0
2004 FTM A+ 0 1 10 16 0 18.3 16 2 19 2 0% .269 7.9 1.0 1.0 9.3 0.98 2.95 0.0 0.0
2005 NBR AA 6 4 24 55 0 82.3 69 21 95 9 42% .290 7.5 2.3 1.0 10.4 1.09 2.19 16.6 1.7
2006 ROC AAA 6 2 14 33 0 60.0 41 14 87 7 50% .250 6.2 2.1 1.1 13.1 0.92 1.95 17.6 1.7
2006 MIN MLB 4 2 0 32 0 37.0 23 6 53 6 33% .233 5.6 1.5 1.5 12.9 0.78 2.19 12.1 1.2
2007 MIN MLB 7 2 0 74 0 70.3 44 27 74 7 35% .220 5.6 3.5 0.9 9.5 1.01 2.94 11.2 1.1
2008 MIN MLB 0 1 0 15 0 13.3 12 4 15 2 32% .286 8.1 2.7 1.4 10.1 1.20 4.72 1.0 0.1
2010 FTM A+ 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 29% .429 13.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.50 13.50 -0.9 -0.1
2010 ROC AAA 5 1 1 30 0 39.3 40 13 25 4 41% .288 9.2 3.0 0.9 5.7 1.35 3.89 -0.6 -0.1
2010 MIN MLB 0 1 0 11 0 9.0 7 8 9 1 32% .250 7.0 8.0 1.0 9.0 1.67 5.00 -1.4 -0.1
2011 TUC AAA 1 2 3 24 0 26.3 29 10 13 5 48% .282 9.9 3.4 1.7 4.4 1.48 4.10 0.6 0.0
2011 SDN MLB 1 1 0 25 0 24.7 19 22 20 4 30% .231 6.9 8.0 1.5 7.3 1.66 4.01 -6.4 -0.7
2012 OAK MLB 2 1 0 24 0 19.7 10 6 16 3 35% .137 4.6 2.7 1.4 7.3 0.81 1.37 0.6 0.1
2012 NOR AAA 3 2 11 35 0 44.0 42 7 49 1 42% .345 8.6 1.4 0.2 10.0 1.11 2.66 9.9 1.0
2013 SAC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 2 1 67% .200 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 1.00 0.00 -0.5 -0.1
2013 OAK MLB 2 1 0 45 0 40.3 40 15 29 6 35% .268 8.9 3.3 1.3 6.5 1.36 3.35 0.8 0.1
2014 SLN MLB 7 2 6 71 0 67.3 44 9 68 4 37% .233 5.9 1.2 0.5 9.1 0.79 1.87 12.5 1.4

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 209 0.5789 0.4928 0.7379 0.6446 0.2841 0.7949 0.5600 0.2621
2010 161 0.4534 0.4161 0.8060 0.5753 0.2841 0.8810 0.6800 0.1940
2011 473 0.4989 0.4101 0.7938 0.5847 0.2363 0.8188 0.7321 0.2010
2012 327 0.5810 0.4969 0.7469 0.6526 0.2774 0.7984 0.5789 0.2531
2013 661 0.5386 0.4826 0.7806 0.6236 0.3180 0.8153 0.7010 0.2163
2014 979 0.6016 0.5260 0.7709 0.6503 0.3385 0.7937 0.7045 0.2272
Career28100.55690.48410.77380.62850.30220.80860.68160.2239

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-04-29 2010-06-05 15-DL 37 34 Right Hand Inflammation Pulley Tendon In Middle Finger In Palm -
2010-04-15 2010-04-24 DTD 9 8 Right Fingers Inflammation Tendonitis Middle Finger -
2010-03-08 2010-03-13 Camp 5 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-02-21 2009-10-12 60-DL 233 163 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-11-11
2008-11-11 2008-11-11 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-11-11
2008-05-08 2008-10-01 60-DL 146 131 Right Elbow Sprain Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SLN $1,000,000
2013 OAK $975,000
2011 SDN $625,000
2010 MIN $625,000
2009 MIN $440,000
2008 MIN $435,000
2007 MIN $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$3,495,000
2011Current$1,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$4,495,000
8 yrTotal$4,495,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 159 dMeister Sports1 year/$1M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Contract selected by St. Louis 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 11/28/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 45, 55, 65 games. DFA by Oakland 8/26/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/13. Contract selected by Oakland 9/3/13. Refused outright assignment by Oakland 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Baltimore 8/3/12. Contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by San Diego off waivers from Minnesota 3/20/11. DFA by San Diego 8/21/11. Sent to Triple-A on optional assignment 8/24/11. DFA by San Diego 9/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/11.
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/05. Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2002 (6-182) (Butler).

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
90o 3.1 1.4 1.2 58 0 60.6 46 18 46 6 .254 1.06 3.03 3.29 9.4 1.0
80o 2.7 1.2 1.1 52 0 54.0 45 17 41 6 .269 1.15 3.41 3.71 5.6 0.6
70o 2.4 1 0.9 47 0 49.4 43 17 38 6 .280 1.21 3.69 4.01 3.3 0.3
60o 2.2 0.9 0.8 44 0 45.6 42 16 35 5 .289 1.26 3.93 4.27 1.6 0.2
50o 2 0.8 0.7 40 0 42.1 40 15 32 5 .298 1.32 4.16 4.52 0.2 0.0
40o 1.8 0.7 0.7 37 0 38.6 38 15 30 5 .307 1.37 4.40 4.78 -1.0 -0.1
30o 1.6 0.6 0.6 33 0 35.0 36 14 27 5 .316 1.43 4.65 5.05 -2.0 -0.2
20o 1.4 0.5 0.5 30 0 31.0 34 13 24 4 .327 1.50 4.95 5.38 -3.0 -0.3
10o 1.1 0.4 0.4 24 0 25.5 30 11 20 4 .342 1.61 5.38 5.85 -3.9 -0.4
Weighted Mean20.80.739041.33915325.2961.304.134.490.40.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 21% 15% 22% 37%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153421147049491736739.3031.364.484.879.13.16.71.30.0
20163521142044431533539.3021.324.244.618.83.16.81.00.2
20173621137039381430539.3011.324.204.578.73.26.91.10.2
20183721135037361327539.3001.324.264.638.83.26.61.20.1
20193821134036351227539.3021.324.294.678.83.06.81.30.1
20203921133035351225539.3011.364.324.709.13.16.51.30.1
20214021135036361226539.3001.334.294.679.03.06.51.20.1
20224121134035351224539.2991.344.324.699.03.16.21.30.1
20234221131033331122439.2981.334.364.749.03.06.01.10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.61.82.71.21.41.110.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Chris Bootcheck 2012 0.00 DNP
2 88 Vinnie Chulk 2012 10.00
3 88 Doug Slaten 2013 0.00 DNP
4 87 Greg Aquino 2011 0.00 DNP
5 86 Randy Flores 2009 5.25
6 84 Scott Dohmann 2011 0.00 DNP
7 84 Ryota Igarashi 2012 18.00
8 83 Alberto Castillo 2009 3.75
9 83 Micah Bowie 2008 9.00
10 83 Luis Ayala 2011 2.73
11 83 Mark Corey 2008 0.00 DNP
12 82 Hector Mercado 2007 0.00 DNP
13 82 Roman Colon 2013 0.00 DNP
14 82 Jesus Colome 2011 0.00 DNP
15 82 Mike Venafro 2007 0.00 DNP
16 82 Dan Giese 2010 0.00 DNP
17 81 Justin Hampson 2013 0.00 DNP
18 81 Neal Cotts 2013 1.11
19 81 David Cortes 2007 0.00 DNP
20 81 Jack Taschner 2011 0.00 DNP
21 81 Luther Hackman 2008 0.00 DNP
22 80 Kane Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
23 80 Aquilino Lopez 2008 3.78
24 80 Brad Thomas 2011 9.82
25 80 Will Cunnane 2007 0.00 DNP
26 79 Dave Borkowski 2010 0.00 DNP
27 79 Lee Gardner 2008 10.80
28 79 Justin Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
29 79 Randy Choate 2009 3.47
30 78 Chris Jakubauskas 2012 0.00 DNP
31 78 Chad Paronto 2009 12.15
32 78 Aaron Fultz 2007 2.92
33 78 Franklin Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
34 77 Tim Hamulack 2010 0.00 DNP
35 76 Tommy Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
36 76 Brian Sanches 2012 9.95
37 76 Brandon Duckworth 2009 0.00 DNP
38 76 D.J. Carrasco 2010 4.48
39 76 Jon Adkins 2011 0.00 DNP
40 76 Joe Sambito 1985 15.19
41 76 Steve Reed 1998 3.25
42 76 Erasmo Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
43 76 Jeremy Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
44 76 Justin Speier 2007 3.06
45 75 Mike Henneman 1995 2.32
46 75 Joey Eischen 2003 4.58
47 75 Tug McGraw 1978 3.91
48 75 Tyler Walker 2009 3.06
49 75 Josh Kinney 2012 3.94
50 75 Chad Durbin 2011 5.93
51 75 Willie Eyre 2012 0.00 DNP
52 75 Mike Maddux 1995 4.74
53 75 R.A. Dickey 2008 5.21
54 75 Ricardo Rincon 2003 3.42
55 75 Aaron Heilman 2012 0.00 DNP
56 75 Bryan Corey 2007 1.93
57 75 Chuck McElroy 2001 6.36
58 75 Joe Hoerner 1970 3.28
59 75 Jeff Russell 1995 3.31
60 75 Willy Lebron 2012 0.00 DNP
61 75 Scott Strickland 2009 0.00 DNP
62 75 Jerry Spradlin 2000 6.30
63 75 Dave Veres 2000 3.09
64 75 Don Aase 1988 4.44
65 75 Ryan Vogelsong 2011 3.11
66 75 Jerry Don Gleaton 1991 4.42
67 74 Clay Condrey 2009 3.64
68 74 Doug Brocail 2000 4.44
69 74 Roy Lee Jackson 1987 0.00 DNP
70 74 Jay Howell 1989 1.69
71 74 Mike Marshall 1976 4.35
72 74 Andy McGaffigan 1990 5.29
73 74 Ken Sanders 1975 2.30 DNP
74 74 Brandon Puffer 2009 0.00 DNP
75 74 Randy Williams 2009 4.58
76 74 Grant Jackson 1976 2.42
77 74 Bob Howry 2007 3.43
78 74 Lindy McDaniel 1969 3.87
79 74 Brian Tallet 2011 10.12
80 74 Todd Jones 2001 5.16
81 74 Jason Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
82 74 Eric Stults 2013 4.24
83 74 Rick White 2002 4.74
84 74 Mike Timlin 1999 4.29
85 74 Rudy Seanez 2002 6.82
86 74 Craig Lefferts 1991 4.57
87 74 Will Ohman 2011 4.39
88 74 David Weathers 2003 3.39
89 74 Guillermo Mota 2007 5.92
90 73 Dave Smith 1988 4.08
91 73 Mike Jackson 1998 1.55
92 73 Bill Campbell 1982 3.96
93 73 Shawn Camp 2009 4.07
94 73 Matt Miller 2005 1.82
95 73 Brian Gordon 2012 0.00 DNP
96 73 Darren Holmes 1999 3.88
97 73 Jesse Orosco 1990 4.87
98 73 Ken Dayley 1992 0.00 DNP
99 73 Bobby Korecky 2013 0.00 DNP
100 73 Jeff Montgomery 1995 3.84

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .298 .368 .526 .321
11 vs R (Multi) .196 .272 .336 .250
18 Split (Multi) .102 .096 .190 .071
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .315 .367 .556 .335
31 vs R (2013) .219 .282 .362 .263
38 Split (2013) .096 .085 .194 .073
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 More than three years removed from Tommy John surgery, the old sidewinder's stuff finally returned to pre-injury levels. Neshek's velocity gained three clicks from the previous season, with his fastball averaging 90-mph on the gun for the first time since 2008. Command was his greatest asset at his peak, but his 2010-11 walk rate was indicative of a pitcher who could not find his signature delivery on a consistent basis. The right-hander rediscovered his release point in 2012. Oakland was convinced of Neshek's resurgence, handing him just under a million bucks to keep his submarine docked at the marina in Jack London Square.
2012 The Padres signed Pat Neshek to a minor-league contract in the hope that he might be ready to contribute following a slow road back from 2008 Tommy John surgery. Poor velocity and poor command conspired to dash those hopes, and he was released after the season.
2011 It's been slow going for Neshek since having Tommy John surgery after the 2008 season. He missed all of 2009, then suffered a strain of the pulley tendon in the palm of his pitching hand in late April last season, an injury that was originally misdiagnosed (prompting Neshek to take to Twitter to complain) and kept him on the disabled list for five weeks. Once the side-arming Neshek returned, he did not have the same velocity on his fastball—his heater averaged only 85 mph, down four mph from his pre-surgery days—and he was forced to rely on his slider. That led to on-field struggles and a demotion to Triple-A, where he spent the majority of the season. His diminished strikeout rate at the lower levels does not inspire confidence in a 2011 rebound, though it is a possible that the second year back from being TJ'd will see him recover some strength.
2010 The Twins hope that Pat Neshek can return to form as a dominating sidearmer after missing all of 2009 recovering from elbow surgery.
2009 Pat Neshek underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-November, 2008 and will likely miss the entire season. He's the owner of a .176/.229/.298 line against righties, and he's the rare sidearmer who hs not completely neutralized by lefties, so he will be missed.
2008 More so than Guerrier, Neshek reacted badly to overwork last year after proving to be the best non-Nathan reliever in the Twins' bullpen. The side-armer threw in six straight games over seven days coming out of the All-Star break and wasn't the same after that; he'd posted a 1.49 ERA and 60/13 K/UIBB in 48 1/3 innings through that stretch, but a 6.14 ERA and 14/9 K/UIBB in his 22 innings after it. A winter of rest should do him wonders, but Ron Gardenhire has to watch his usage patterns in 2008, because he broke two of his best pitchers last year.
2007 It took the Twins awhile to trust a sidewinder in their bullpen, but, when they did, Neshek paid big dividends. In today`s version of baseball, with expanded bullpens and overly specialized left-handers, it was inevitable that we would one day see the ROOGY, the Righty One-Out GuY; Neshek is just that. Right-handers simply can`t pick up the ball out of his hand, and the fact that he can deliver a pitch with that motion in the low-90s makes him nearly impossible to hit, as evidenced by the .140/.159/.221 line righties put up against him in 86 at-bats. On the other hand, lefties slugged .511 off him. If you know how to use him, there`s a lot of high-leverage value here.
2006 Finally added to the 40-man roster, Neshek isn`t coming up courtesy of blazing stuff; he relies more on guile and command of a decent fastball-slider combo. He has a significant platoon split, allowing six of his nine homeruns to lefties. But without the sort of stuff or a trick delivery to make people overlook that sort of thing, he`s either going to have to really shine in camp or polish up a changeup in order to stick.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What needs more help: The Twins Bullpen or the White Sox Rotation?
(Brock D from Shakopee, MN)
The White Sox have enough depth to patch rotation issues--free Charlie Haeger! I'm not sure if the Twins can say the same about their bullpen, although persistent rumors that Pat Neshek might come back provide hope. It's interesting in that the Twins, for a few years, had these great no-name pens; now, they have Joe Nathan and dreams of Neshek. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it still possible that Pat Neshek may need some sort of surgery before his rehab is complete?
(mnsportsguy1 from Shakopee, MN)
Sadly, yes. This is a similar situation to Francisco Liriano. Neshek's a good dude and a Facebook friend. I'm rooting for him, but not hopeful. That motion was fun and effective, but untenable. It brings up the point of effectiveness versus efficiency, which is a very tough one. For a pitcher like Neshek, that funk got him to the bigs against the odds. For someone like Peavy or Felix Hernandez, it's VERY hard to change them given results. Of course, injuries have also been a part of their results. (Will Carroll)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, I noticed last year that Pat Neshek and Jonothan Broxton kind of wore out and fell apart at the end of the season. Are they, and other heavily used set up men, high risk this year?
(sorrento from cleveland, oh)
Yes, there was a recent article on the Phillies -- sorry, don't have a link handy -- that talked about usage. We don't have a good model for reliever usage yet, but it's likely a physiological model rather than a mathematical one. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtablePat Neshek makes his first appearance since May 8, 2008. Gives up a hit, but it comes to naught. (Dan Wade)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Pat Neshek has thrown 3,398 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (71mph).