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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
39.7 4.84 1.47 27 2 1 2 -0.2
Birth Date3-18-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
2012
2013
-0.22014
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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
2003 MON 21 12 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 4 2 2 1 7 3 2 0 12 1.64 2.79 2.84 2.0 0.2
2004 MON 22 69 0 82.7 0.0 82.7 7 3 14 4 0 0 357 68 28 27 8 103 43 39 1 83 2.94 3.80 4.17 8.8 0.8
2005 WAS 23 74 0 74.3 0.0 74.3 2 4 47 7 0 0 300 55 24 15 9 85 17 15 2 61 1.82 3.69 4.11 7.5 0.8
2006 WAS 24 68 0 73.3 0.0 73.3 7 4 29 4 0 0 307 59 27 26 13 114 22 17 3 69 3.19 4.56 4.67 4.7 0.5
2007 WAS 25 76 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 3 3 37 9 0 0 321 75 31 28 8 117 29 26 0 62 3.36 4.07 4.22 8.3 0.7
2008 WAS 26 6 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6 1 1 0 7 3 2 0 5 2.08 2.87 2.93 1.2 0.1
2010 SEA 28 9 0 9.7 0.0 9.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 41 10 7 7 1 19 5 5 1 6 6.52 5.01 5.41 -0.7 -0.1
Career3140330.30.0330.32015128240013882771201064045212210672982.893.994.2531.82.9

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
2003 MON MLB 12 0 11.0 2.84 139 .136 .249 .308 .396 .244 .125 99 1.8 0.2 2.0 0.2
2003 BRV A+ 19 0 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .216 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 69 0 82.7 4.17 103 .243 .269 .337 .435 .267 .270 92 9.1 0.9 8.8 0.8
2005 WAS MLB 74 0 74.3 4.11 99 .226 .268 .336 .431 .267 .218 89 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
2006 WAS MLB 68 0 73.3 4.67 93 .247 .270 .339 .438 .270 .230 89 4.9 0.5 4.7 0.5
2006 USA wor 2 0 1.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 76 0 75.0 4.22 107 .250 .275 .341 .437 .265 .302 95 8.8 0.9 8.3 0.7
2008 WAS MLB 6 0 4.3 2.93 133 .274 .278 .351 .418 .273 .429 93 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2008 POT A+ 2 1 2.0 1.90 159 .112 .226 .292 .333 .232 .200 97 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2009 EVE A- 8 0 7.7 6.74 75 .322 .265 .346 .388 .276 .458 112 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 MRN Rk 6 6 6.7 2.73 142 .322 .266 .336 .388 .270 .455 97 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2010 SEA MLB 9 0 9.7 5.41 74 .376 .263 .324 .393 .257 .321 96 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2010 BUF AAA 17 0 16.0 2.91 137 .215 .260 .323 .392 .247 .326 103 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2010 TAC AAA 17 0 19.7 4.00 118 .238 .277 .352 .429 .267 .309 94 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2011 LVG AAA 9 2 17.7 8.56 51 .316 .292 .375 .462 .276 .300 106 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2013 SBR A+ 6 0 5.7 3.62 123 .299 .257 .323 .421 .266 .500 88 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2013 SLC AAA 52 0 49.7 4.61 114 .278 .270 .336 .414 .265 .362 109 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7

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
2003 MON MLB 1 0 1 12 0 11.0 4 3 12 1 52% .125 3.3 2.5 0.8 9.8 0.64 1.64 2.0 0.2
2003 BRV A+ 1 1 6 19 0 26.3 17 10 17 1 0% .216 5.8 3.4 0.3 5.8 1.03 2.05 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 7 3 14 69 0 82.7 68 43 83 8 32% .270 7.4 4.7 0.9 9.0 1.34 2.94 8.8 0.8
2005 WAS MLB 2 4 47 74 0 74.3 55 17 61 9 38% .218 6.7 2.1 1.1 7.4 0.97 1.82 7.5 0.8
2006 USA wor 0 0 0 2 0 1.1 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 WAS MLB 7 4 29 68 0 73.3 59 22 69 13 38% .230 7.2 2.7 1.6 8.5 1.10 3.19 4.7 0.5
2007 WAS MLB 3 3 37 76 0 75.0 75 29 62 8 39% .302 9.0 3.5 1.0 7.4 1.39 3.36 8.3 0.7
2008 POT A+ 1 0 0 2 1 2.0 1 0 2 0 20% .200 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 1.0 0.1
2008 WAS MLB 0 0 0 6 0 4.3 6 3 5 0 43% .429 12.5 6.2 0.0 10.4 2.08 2.08 1.2 0.1
2009 EVE A- 0 2 1 8 0 7.7 13 2 7 2 54% .458 15.2 2.3 2.3 8.2 1.95 11.69 -0.2 -0.0
2009 MRN Rk 0 1 0 6 6 6.7 10 3 8 0 32% .455 13.4 4.0 0.0 10.7 1.94 6.72 3.7 0.4
2010 SEA MLB 0 1 0 9 0 9.7 10 5 6 1 38% .321 9.3 4.7 0.9 5.6 1.55 6.52 -0.7 -0.1
2010 TAC AAA 0 1 6 17 0 19.7 19 4 22 2 30% .309 8.7 1.8 0.9 10.1 1.17 4.11 4.2 0.4
2010 BUF AAA 1 1 0 17 0 16.0 15 5 14 0 52% .326 8.4 2.8 0.0 7.9 1.25 1.69 4.4 0.4
2011 LVG AAA 0 2 0 9 2 17.7 23 9 7 5 42% .300 11.7 4.6 2.5 3.6 1.81 8.66 -4.0 -0.4
2013 SLC AAA 2 3 2 52 0 49.7 64 11 39 5 34% .362 11.6 2.0 0.9 7.1 1.51 5.44 7.1 0.7
2013 SBR A+ 0 0 1 6 0 5.7 9 2 7 0 50% .500 14.3 3.2 0.0 11.1 1.94 6.35 1.2 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
2008 93 0.4624 0.3763 0.8857 0.5116 0.2600 0.8636 0.9231 0.1143
2010 166 0.5120 0.4545 0.8667 0.6941 0.1975 0.8305 1.0000 0.1200
Career2590.49420.42640.87350.62860.21990.84240.97240.118

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-02-20 2011-03-22 Camp 30 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2008-04-30 2008-09-28 60-DL 151 133 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2008-07-08
2008-03-27 2008-04-12 15-DL 16 11 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 WAS $6,200,000
2007 WAS $4,150,000
2006 WAS $525,000
2005 WAS $346,500
2004 MON $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$11,521,500
5 yrTotal$11,521,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 73 dLarry Reynolds1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Angels 2/13/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/3/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 5/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/28/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 6/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/12/09 (minor-league contract, $0.75M in majors). Performance bonuses. May request released if not on Major League roster 6/15/09.
  • 1 year/$6.2M (2008). Re-signed by Washington 1/10/10 (avoided arbitration). Refused outright to Triple-A 10/30/08.
  • 1 year/$4.15M (2007). Re-signed by Washington 2/07 (won arbitration, $4.15M-$3.65M).
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2006). Re-signed by Washington 3/06 (split contract, $0.275M in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.3465M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Re-signed by Montreal 2/04.
  • Drafted by Montreal 2003 (1-20) (Cal-State Fullerton). $1.35M signing bonus.

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 1.2 2.6 57 0 58.9 53 16 41 6 .264 1.16 3.54 3.85 6.0 0.6
80o 2.6 1 2.2 50 0 52.1 50 15 36 5 .280 1.26 3.97 4.32 2.4 0.2
70o 2.3 0.9 1.9 45 0 47.3 49 15 33 5 .292 1.34 4.29 4.66 0.2 0.0
60o 2.1 0.8 1.7 42 0 43.4 47 14 30 5 .302 1.41 4.57 4.96 -1.3 -0.1
50o 1.9 0.7 1.5 38 0 39.8 45 14 27 5 .312 1.47 4.83 5.25 -2.5 -0.3
40o 1.7 0.6 1.3 35 0 36.3 43 13 25 5 .321 1.54 5.10 5.54 -3.5 -0.4
30o 1.5 0.5 1.2 31 0 32.7 40 12 23 4 .331 1.61 5.39 5.86 -4.4 -0.4
20o 1.3 0.4 1 27 0 28.5 37 11 20 4 .343 1.70 5.74 6.24 -5.1 -0.5
10o 1 0.3 0.7 22 0 23.0 32 10 16 3 .360 1.83 6.25 6.79 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.80.61.537038.94313275.3091.454.795.2-2.3-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 13% 4% 13% 22%

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
20153321246048541633640.3111.474.835.2510.23.06.21.1-0.2
20163421244046521531640.3111.464.805.2210.22.96.11.2-0.1
20173521242043491429540.3101.454.785.1910.22.96.01.0-0.1
20183621240041461328540.3101.434.745.1510.02.86.11.1-0.1
20193721238039451226540.3101.454.725.1310.32.75.91.1-0.1
20203821238039441226540.3101.444.675.0810.22.86.01.2-0.1
20213921137038431225540.3101.434.685.0810.12.85.91.2-0.1
20224021238040451225540.3091.444.665.0610.22.75.71.1-0.0
20234121237039441224540.3081.454.665.0710.22.85.61.2-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.45.9out of baseball00.20.111.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Greg Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
2 91 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
3 89 Lee Gardner 2007 2.30
4 88 Kazuo Fukumori 2009 0.00 DNP
5 87 Felix Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
6 87 Roberto Giron 2008 0.00 DNP
7 86 Blaine Neal 2010 0.00 DNP
8 86 Jason Childers 2007 0.00 DNP
9 86 Jeremy Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
10 85 Jason Shiell 2009 0.00 DNP
11 85 Amauri Sanit 2012 0.00 DNP
12 83 J.J. Trujillo 2008 0.00 DNP
13 83 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
14 83 Nate Bland 2007 0.00 DNP
15 82 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
16 82 Yhency Brazoban 2012 0.00 DNP
17 82 Juan Perez 2011 3.60
18 82 Randy Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
19 82 Roger Deago 2009 0.00 DNP
20 82 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
21 82 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
22 81 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
23 81 Aquilino Lopez 2007 5.19
24 81 Jason Roach 2008 0.00 DNP
25 81 Brandon Puffer 2008 0.00 DNP
26 81 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
27 81 Spike Lundberg 2009 0.00 DNP
28 80 Chris Fussell 2008 0.00 DNP
29 80 Mike Burns 2011 0.00 DNP
30 80 Steve Green 2010 0.00 DNP
31 80 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
32 80 Matt Perisho 2007 0.00 DNP
33 80 Jason Karnuth 2008 0.00 DNP
34 79 Matt Ginter 2010 0.00 DNP
35 79 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
36 78 Michael O'Connor 2013 0.00 DNP
37 78 Michael Tejera 2009 0.00 DNP
38 78 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP
39 78 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
40 78 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
41 78 Brian Gordon 2011 5.23
42 78 Ken Ray 2007 0.00 DNP
43 77 Scott Strickland 2008 0.00 DNP
44 77 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
45 77 Mark DiFelice 2009 3.66
46 76 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
47 76 Chris George 2012 0.00 DNP
48 76 Randy Keisler 2008 0.00 DNP
49 76 Jake Robbins 2008 0.00 DNP
50 76 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
51 75 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
52 75 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
53 75 Mike Gallo 2009 0.00 DNP
54 75 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
55 74 Lance Carter 2007 0.00 DNP
56 74 Devern Hansack 2010 0.00 DNP
57 74 Bill Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
58 74 Les Walrond 2009 0.00 DNP
59 74 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
60 74 Mark Prior 2013 0.00 DNP
61 73 Andy Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
62 73 Will Glen 2010 0.00 DNP
63 73 Trey Hodges 2010 0.00 DNP
64 73 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
65 72 Joel Peralta 2008 6.32
66 72 R.A. Dickey 2007 0.00 DNP
67 72 Chris Gissell 2010 0.00 DNP
68 72 Brian Cooper 2007 0.00 DNP
69 72 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
70 72 Allen Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
71 72 Giancarlo Alvarado 2010 0.00 DNP
72 72 Joe Nelson 2007 0.00 DNP
73 72 Eric Stults 2012 3.55
74 72 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
75 72 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
76 72 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
77 71 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
78 71 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
79 71 Brian Mazone 2009 0.00 DNP
80 71 Rob Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
81 71 Geremi Gonzalez 2007 0.00 DNP
82 71 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
83 71 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
84 70 Willie Collazo 2012 0.00 DNP
85 70 Chris Booker 2009 0.00 DNP
86 70 Tim Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
87 70 Brad Hennessey 2012 0.00 DNP
88 70 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
89 70 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
90 70 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
91 70 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
92 69 Jason Stanford 2009 0.00 DNP
93 69 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
94 69 Kei Igawa 2012 0.00 DNP
95 69 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
96 69 Kiko Calero 2007 5.75
97 69 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
98 69 Wil Ledezma 2013 0.00 DNP
99 68 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
100 68 Dave Borkowski 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

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).
2009 Like GM at $80, Enron at $90, or Krispy Kreme at $45, Cordero's 2007 was a missed opportunity to sell high. These days GM and KK are around $3 a share, Enron is worthless, and Cordero was released last fall for nothing in return. His downfall was shoulder tendonitis early in the year; he came back, tore a lat muscle, came back again, and finally tore his labrum. A classic cascade sequence, he might make it back by the 2009 All-Star break... but it won't be in DC.
2008 There are only so many variants to a high-wire act: with or without a net, poles, unicycles, bears in tutus, whatever. After a certain point, you lose that sense of suspense, as even the falls seem routine. That's Cordero's lot-he'll log saves as long as he's closing, and he'll blow his share, but his ability to do either remains unimpressive. Part of the problem is a creeping tendency to drop his arm slot, especially dangerous for a short righty who leaves too many fastballs over the plate trying to set up his out pitch, a biting slider. After deadline-deal chatter and an offseason in which several teams went closer shopping, it's notable that none of the Cordero rumors panned out. His narrow margin for glory becomes more slender still with the move to Nationals Park, a workplace unlikely to be as amenable to his too-frequent mistakes as RFK.
2007 He still tries to get righties to chase high heat. It works often enough; all sorts of hitters want to be heroes and go yard, and Cordero happily logs a fair number of fly-ball outs. Unfortunately, he also ends up regretting this approach more than you`d like to see from a premium closer. It`s hard to know what to expect--he could keep doing this for a few more years--but it would be nice to see him try to cut back on the deep flies. That said, his raw numbers from 2006 underrate his performance--he gave up 10 of his 27 runs and 4 of his 13 home runs in just two blown save losses. However deflating those days at the office may have been, the games don`t get any more lost, and Cordero has demonstrated that crucial ability to forget about his bad days.
2006 We tend to be a bit dismissive of closers and their feats in these pages, but that`s more a product of their tailored roles than any disrespect for their talents. When it comes to Cordero, we happily give the kid his due--he`s a closer who`s good at it, finishing 14th and 9th in WXRL in the majors in his two seasons. If he has a wart, it`s his tendency to challenge right-handed hitters with high fastballs, only to see them occasionally catch up to them, as they did on six of his seven bombs allowed. In RFK, he can afford to take some chances, but if he learns to avoid this sort of mistake, he`ll be better still.
2005 Wow, that's a fast track for you. Only a year removed from being drafted, Cordero claimed a regular gig in the majors and looked sweet. The Cal State Fullerton product throws a nasty fastball, striking out a batter an inning in the closer's role at age 22. If he can tweak his command a bit he could become an elite reliever pretty quickly. PECOTA thinks he'll take a step back before that consolidation season arrives.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the reports are true, Chad Cordero is ready to audition for teams this week. But when the Nationals released him they said he wouldn't be ready to throw until next June. Did Cordero rehab that quickly?
(Drew W from NoVA)
I think that there's a gap between being ready to audition and show progress and potential and being ready to pitch meaningful innings in big league games. I'm very curious to see how he does and what teams attend. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)I read today that Chad Cordero is ahead of schedule in his recovery this offseason. The Angels seem like the most likely destination from what I've read. Would he be a smart investment? Do you expect his salary to be heavily incentive based?
(deadmonkeyhead from CA)
He'd be a smart investment with an extremely low base on a one-year, incentive driven deal, yeah. His injuries were pretty serious, though, so anything more than that would be a huge risk. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)This may be a strange question, but do you think it may be a good idea to give an annual MRI to certain players, regardless of whether they feel pain or not, so as to preemptively deal with a potential injury in the making? We always see an injury, THEN an MRI, which tells everyone the problem. Couldn't an MRI on, say Chad Cordero, in the spring, have caught his condition, prior to it reaching the level requiring a long trip to the DL?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
yes, but with pitchers, you dont want them even thinking there's something wrong. There's probably asymptomatic issues with almost every pitcher in the game. I'd certainly get a baseline on a guy when he came into my organization. ("Stuck" off the new King's X album.) (Will Carroll)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat) You may think that this is unimportant. Given what seems to me to be an all or nothing attitude you have about winning in baseball. I was wondering how many games you think the Cardinals will win this year. You had them at 69 before the season and I figure that number has probably nudged up based on how well they have played and how many wins they have in hand. Fans that root for a team and watch them on a daily basis would rather see their team win 80 games than 70. It seems to me that in your opinion the difference is insignifigant unless you make the playoffs.
(Steve from St. Louis)
Smart people like Nate Silver who have studied the issue have found that the difference between 70 and 80 is much smaller than the difference between 80 and 90 in terms of revenue to a team. What this means is that you shouldn't pursue 80 at the risk of not getting to 90 in a future season. As long as the Cards don't mortgage the future, then go ahead and win. Just don't get fooled and trade Chris Perez for Chad Cordero or something.

I do tend to take a harder-line position in that I'd rather see my team, if it's not going to contend--and contention is valuable even if you don't make the postseason--draft as high as possible. But that's an extreme position, I admit. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chad Cordero threw 612 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 Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph).