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Portrait of Ross Wolf

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
66.3 4.57 1.45 44 3 1 0 0.0
Birth Date10-18-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
2012
0.12013
0.02014
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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
2007 FLO 24 14 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 66 24 16 16 4 41 3 3 1 6 11.68 7.39 7.14 -2.3 -0.2
2010 OAK 27 11 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 12 6 6 1 19 6 5 1 9 4.26 4.31 5.95 -1.3 -0.1
2013 TEX 30 22 3 47.7 13.0 34.7 1 3 0 0 2 0 207 58 24 22 5 83 15 14 1 21 4.15 4.56 4.78 1.1 0.1
Career47372.713.059.71400203299446441014324223365.455.005.44-2.5-0.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 JAM A- 11 11 46.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 GRB A 27 0 50.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .197 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 JUP A+ 43 0 90.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CAR AA 54 1 78.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.031 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CAR AA 12 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 48 0 48.1 4.63 120 .267 .266 .336 .412 .267 .379 122 10.5 1.0 10.9 1.3
2007 FLO MLB 14 0 12.3 7.14 59 .354 .274 .334 .430 .259 .385 105 -2.0 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2007 ABQ AAA 45 0 47.3 6.70 93 .257 .277 .344 .435 .266 .304 123 1.5 0.1 1.8 0.2
2007 PES Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 JUP A+ 3 0 4.0 1.68 158 .168 .264 .332 .403 .263 .429 94 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2008 ABQ AAA 38 0 39.0 6.49 102 .256 .262 .332 .409 .250 .321 126 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2009 NOR AAA 47 0 82.0 4.57 98 .229 .262 .331 .396 .248 .281 104 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2010 OAK MLB 11 0 12.7 5.95 62 .282 .242 .305 .379 .245 .282 96 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2010 NOR AAA 25 0 38.3 4.25 105 .226 .264 .338 .412 .257 .243 99 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2010 SAC AAA 10 0 9.7 3.96 119 .306 .282 .360 .442 .273 .364 93 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 OKL AAA 56 0 73.7 4.69 115 .258 .279 .345 .439 .262 .339 97 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2012 BOW AA 7 0 8.0 6.52 52 .342 .265 .336 .399 .267 .400 100 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2012 FRI AA 36 0 43.0 3.38 123 .200 .255 .326 .389 .262 .312 96 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2012 ROU AAA 7 0 11.3 6.53 74 .270 .282 .350 .457 .283 .256 99 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 TEX MLB 22 3 47.7 4.78 91 .290 .251 .317 .409 .269 .321 102 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 FRI AA 1 0 1.7 2.40 136 .368 .268 .318 .423 .271 .429 87 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 7 6 35.7 3.83 112 .220 .272 .337 .419 .269 .255 91 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5

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 JAM A- 2 4 0 11 11 46.3 56 12 18 4 0% .302 10.9 2.3 0.8 3.5 1.47 4.67 0.0 0.0
2003 GRB A 6 1 2 27 0 50.3 32 10 26 2 0% .197 5.7 1.8 0.4 4.7 0.83 1.61 0.0 0.0
2004 JUP A+ 11 7 5 43 0 90.0 87 28 58 2 0% .295 8.7 2.8 0.2 5.8 1.28 2.60 0.0 0.0
2005 CAR AA 5 4 1 54 1 78.0 106 31 59 6 0% -1.031 12.2 3.6 0.7 6.8 1.76 4.96 0.0 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 4 1 0 48 0 48.1 65 15 29 1 57% .379 12.2 2.8 0.2 5.4 1.66 5.24 10.9 1.3
2006 CAR AA 1 2 0 12 0 18.0 12 2 12 0 0% .231 6.0 1.0 0.0 6.0 0.78 1.00 0.0 0.0
2007 FLO MLB 0 1 0 14 0 12.3 24 3 6 4 50% .385 17.5 2.2 2.9 4.4 2.19 11.68 -2.3 -0.2
2007 PES Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2007 ABQ AAA 4 3 2 45 0 47.3 54 17 23 5 61% .304 10.3 3.2 1.0 4.4 1.50 3.42 1.8 0.2
2008 ABQ AAA 5 2 1 38 0 39.0 47 15 20 4 62% .321 10.8 3.5 0.9 4.6 1.59 3.92 3.4 0.3
2008 JUP A+ 0 0 1 3 0 4.0 3 1 7 0 86% .429 6.8 2.2 0.0 15.8 1.00 2.25 1.6 0.2
2009 NOR AAA 4 2 1 47 0 82.0 70 33 73 5 54% .281 7.7 3.6 0.5 8.0 1.26 3.95 5.0 0.5
2010 OAK MLB 0 0 0 11 0 12.7 12 6 9 1 57% .282 8.5 4.3 0.7 6.4 1.42 4.26 -1.3 -0.1
2010 SAC AAA 0 1 3 10 0 9.7 13 3 11 1 59% .364 12.1 2.8 0.9 10.2 1.65 5.57 2.2 0.2
2010 NOR AAA 0 2 0 25 0 38.3 29 15 26 1 56% .243 6.8 3.5 0.2 6.1 1.15 1.88 3.3 0.3
2011 OKL AAA 4 3 3 56 0 73.7 83 27 55 4 56% .339 10.1 3.3 0.5 6.7 1.49 4.76 11.6 1.1
2012 FRI AA 3 1 9 36 0 43.0 36 8 44 1 58% .312 7.5 1.7 0.2 9.2 1.02 2.09 6.8 0.7
2012 BOW AA 0 0 1 7 0 8.0 12 2 7 2 41% .400 13.5 2.2 2.2 7.9 1.75 6.75 -1.3 -0.1
2012 ROU AAA 0 0 0 7 0 11.3 12 5 7 2 68% .256 9.5 4.0 1.6 5.6 1.50 4.76 -0.6 -0.1
2013 ROU AAA 1 1 0 7 6 35.7 27 10 26 1 52% .255 6.8 2.5 0.3 6.6 1.04 1.77 5.3 0.5
2013 FRI AA 0 1 0 1 0 1.7 3 0 1 0 57% .429 16.2 0.0 0.0 5.4 1.80 5.40 0.4 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 1 3 0 22 3 47.7 58 15 21 5 50% .321 11.0 2.8 0.9 4.0 1.53 4.15 1.1 0.1

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
2010 214 0.5327 0.4626 0.8485 0.5965 0.3100 0.8971 0.7419 0.1515
2013 684 0.5088 0.4714 0.8665 0.6293 0.3065 0.9406 0.7087 0.1335
Career8980.51450.46930.86220.62150.30730.93020.71660.1378

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $
2012 BAL $
2011 HOU $
2010 BAL $
2009 BAL $
2008 FLO $
2007 FLO $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 101 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Texas 11/4/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Texas (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 5/22/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/10/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 4/12. Signed by Texas as a free agent 4/28/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Houston as a free agent 11/11/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/20/09 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Baltimore 6/22/10 (Jake Fox deal). Contract purchased by Oakland 7/7/10/ Refused assignment by Oakland 10/9/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/22/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Florida 2/22/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by Florida 5/31/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Florida 8/9/07.
  • Drafted by Florida 2002 (18-533) (Wabash Valley CC, Mount Carmel, Ill.).

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 3.7 1.9 0.3 55 3 84.7 74 26 57 7 .260 1.18 3.40 3.7 12.3 1.3
80o 3.3 1.7 0.3 51 3 78.2 73 26 53 7 .274 1.27 3.79 4.12 7.6 0.8
70o 3.1 1.6 0.2 48 2 73.6 73 26 50 7 .284 1.34 4.07 4.43 4.5 0.5
60o 2.9 1.5 0.2 45 2 69.8 72 25 47 7 .293 1.40 4.32 4.7 2.1 0.2
50o 2.7 1.4 0.2 43 2 66.3 71 25 45 7 .301 1.45 4.56 4.95 0.2 0.0
40o 2.5 1.4 0.2 41 2 62.9 70 25 42 7 .309 1.51 4.80 5.22 -1.7 -0.2
30o 2.3 1.3 0.2 38 2 59.3 69 24 40 7 .318 1.57 5.06 5.5 -3.4 -0.3
20o 2.1 1.2 0.1 36 2 55.3 67 24 37 7 .328 1.65 5.37 5.84 -5.2 -0.5
10o 1.8 1 0.1 32 2 49.8 65 23 33 6 .343 1.77 5.81 6.32 -7.3 -0.7
Weighted Mean2.71.40.243265.87025447.2991.444.534.920.40.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 15% 2% 6% 19%

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
20153221035258612239653.3001.444.534.939.53.46.10.90.0
20163321033254582138653.3021.474.665.079.73.56.41.0-0.0
20173421032253561936653.2961.424.494.889.63.26.21.00.1
20183521030249521834653.3001.444.594.999.63.36.31.10.0
20193621028245491731553.3011.464.665.079.73.46.21.0-0.0
20203721027243471629553.3021.454.695.109.83.36.01.0-0.0
20213821026142461528553.3011.444.705.119.83.26.01.1-0.1
20223921025141461527553.3021.484.755.1610.03.35.91.1-0.1
20234021026142471527553.3001.464.815.2210.03.25.71.1-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.5out of baseballout of baseball1.50.80.52.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Dale Thayer 2012 3.90
2 84 Sean Henn 2012 0.00 DNP
3 84 Jason Kershner 2008 0.00 DNP
4 83 Scott Munter 2011 0.00 DNP
5 82 Gabe DeHoyos 2011 0.00 DNP
6 82 Scott Rice 2013 3.88
7 81 Randy Choate 2007 0.00 DNP
8 81 Justin Lehr 2009 5.37
9 81 Clay Rapada 2012 3.52
10 81 Jeremy Accardo 2013 0.00 DNP
11 81 Merkin Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
12 80 Jim Ed Warden 2010 0.00 DNP
13 80 Sean White 2012 0.00 DNP
14 80 Joe Bateman 2011 0.00 DNP
15 80 Charlie Manning 2010 0.00 DNP
16 79 Chad Paronto 2007 4.46
17 79 Erasmo Ramirez 2007 2.84
18 79 Marcus Gwyn 2009 0.00 DNP
19 79 Victor Marte 2012 4.91
20 78 Steve Andrade 2009 0.00 DNP
21 78 Erick Threets 2013 0.00 DNP
22 77 Roy Corcoran 2011 0.00 DNP
23 77 Josh Kinney 2010 0.00 DNP
24 77 Royce Ring 2012 0.00 DNP
25 77 Shane Loux 2011 0.00 DNP
26 77 Rick Bauer 2008 13.50
27 77 Willie Collazo 2011 0.00 DNP
28 77 Brian Gordon 2010 0.00 DNP
29 76 Doug Slaten 2011 5.51
30 75 Geoff Geary 2008 2.53
31 75 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
32 75 Jim Miller 2013 20.25
33 75 Jeff Fulchino 2011 5.71
34 75 Angel Guzman 2013 0.00 DNP
35 75 Seth McClung 2012 0.00 DNP
36 75 Mike Koplove 2008 0.00 DNP
37 74 Kameron Loe 2013 7.09
38 74 Matt Palmer 2010 5.35
39 74 Brad Ziegler 2011 3.24
40 74 Chris Schroder 2010 0.00 DNP
41 74 Jeff Gray 2013 0.00 DNP
42 74 Cristhian Martinez 2013 7.71
43 74 Javier Lopez 2009 10.03
44 74 Jared Burton 2012 3.05
45 73 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP
46 73 David Purcey 2013 2.49
47 73 Brian Tallet 2009 5.55
48 73 Dusty Hughes 2013 0.00 DNP
49 73 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
50 73 Matt Wise 2007 5.03
51 73 Vinnie Chulk 2010 0.00 DNP
52 73 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
53 73 Manny Delcarmen 2013 0.00 DNP
54 72 Brandon Medders 2011 0.00 DNP
55 72 Brian Bruney 2013 0.00 DNP
56 72 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
57 72 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
58 72 Steve Green 2009 0.00 DNP
59 72 Jesus Colome 2009 7.59
60 71 Jeff Bennett 2011 0.00 DNP
61 71 Bobby Cramer 2011 1.08
62 71 Clay Hensley 2011 5.45
63 71 Tim Corcoran 2009 0.00 DNP
64 71 Rich Rundles 2012 0.00 DNP
65 71 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
66 71 Chris Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
67 71 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
68 71 Brandon Puffer 2007 0.00 DNP
69 71 Jason Grilli 2008 3.12
70 71 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
71 71 Jon Adkins 2009 0.00 DNP
72 70 D.J. Carrasco 2008 3.72
73 70 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
74 70 Willie Eyre 2010 0.00 DNP
75 70 Chris Spurling 2008 0.00 DNP
76 70 Mike Adams 2010 1.89
77 70 Chris Sampson 2009 5.69
78 70 Eric Junge 2008 0.00 DNP
79 70 Zach Miner 2013 4.40
80 70 Joe Beimel 2008 2.02
81 70 Saul Rivera 2009 6.57
82 70 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
83 70 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
84 69 Matt Lindstrom 2011 3.50
85 69 Pat Neshek 2012 1.37
86 69 Colter Bean 2008 0.00 DNP
87 69 Adam Bernero 2008 0.00 DNP
88 69 John Riedling 2007 0.00 DNP
89 69 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
90 69 Tim Burke 1990 3.48
91 69 Mike Henneman 1993 3.52
92 69 Ryan Dempster 2008 3.27
93 69 David Elder 2007 0.00 DNP
94 69 John Parrish 2009 0.00 DNP
95 69 Craig Breslow 2012 3.13
96 68 Bobby Seay 2009 4.62
97 68 Eddie Watt 1972 2.36
98 68 Scot Shields 2007 4.32
99 68 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
100 68 Jose Jimenez 2005 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .354 .419 .501 .335
11 vs R (Multi) .247 .275 .364 .219
18 Split (Multi) .108 .144 .138 .116
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .356 .420 .500 .335
31 vs R (2013) .247 .273 .365 .216
38 Split (2013) .109 .147 .135 .119
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).
2011 Ross Wolf throws a low-90s fastball and a cutter, but that hasn't been enough to establish himself in the big leagues.
2008 Like Seddon, Ross Wolf was asked to perform tasks above his pay grade last year and was found wanting. He needs to be perfect to survive with his mediocre stuff.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The A's and Building a Bullpen By AttritionSam Miller2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Preparing for Baseball's Most Extreme CircumstancesZachary Levine2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: The Truth About Closers and Extra-Inning GamesRussell A. Carleton2013-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Great Closer DebateDaniel Rathman2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Wolf on the NogginR.J. Anderson2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-22
Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fiddling While the Toast BurnsChristina Kahrl2010-06-24
Transaction of the Day: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up EditionChristina Kahrl2007-08-26


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Ross Wolf threw 979 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Change (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (85mph).