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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date2-14-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52010
1.42011
1.12012
0.22013
1.52014
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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 NYA 22 6 6 27.0 27.0 0.0 3 1 0 0 1 0 124 29 19 19 6 54 17 16 0 18 6.33 6.76 6.73 -0.6 -0.1
2008 WAS 23 2 2 10.3 10.3 0.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 48 12 5 5 2 23 7 6 0 8 4.35 6.11 4.75 1.4 0.1
2009 WAS 24 41 0 60.3 0.0 60.3 4 2 0 2 0 0 246 36 20 18 9 73 32 31 1 67 2.69 4.42 4.82 0.7 0.1
2010 WAS 25 78 0 91.0 0.0 91.0 11 8 1 10 0 0 378 69 33 31 8 113 41 37 2 112 3.07 3.21 4.18 6.0 0.5
2011 WAS 26 72 0 88.3 0.0 88.3 3 0 0 7 0 0 329 48 18 18 11 91 26 24 0 104 1.83 3.14 3.12 12.7 1.4
2012 WAS 27 74 0 72.7 0.0 72.7 2 6 32 5 0 0 307 55 32 30 7 91 29 27 2 84 3.72 3.36 3.49 10.4 1.1
2013 WAS 28 72 0 71.0 0.0 71.0 6 3 0 3 0 0 275 37 19 19 9 68 24 23 4 73 2.41 3.80 4.51 2.0 0.2
2014 WAS 29 47 0 44.0 0.0 44.0 6 2 1 3 0 0 179 32 13 9 2 44 18 17 0 58 1.84 2.29 2.66 8.3 0.9
Career3928464.737.3427.3362334302018863181591495455719418195242.893.654.0140.84.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 GRL A 26 25 149.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.615 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 26 25 147.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.473 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COH AAA 1 0 1.0 0.52 188 -.015 .201 .225 .309 .175 .000 93 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2006 TRN AA 28 28 166.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 NYA MLB 6 6 27.0 6.73 61 .294 .269 .332 .430 .262 .277 100 -1.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1
2007 TRN AA 6 6 26.7 4.84 88 .259 .268 .343 .411 .264 .266 93 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2007 SWB AAA 14 14 69.3 4.54 93 .300 .261 .331 .395 .261 .340 91 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2008 WAS MLB 2 2 10.3 4.75 91 .327 .264 .316 .400 .252 .323 93 0.7 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 COH AAA 27 27 143.0 4.77 85 .265 .261 .334 .409 .268 .277 87 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
2009 WAS MLB 41 0 60.3 4.82 88 .225 .259 .330 .410 .262 .197 95 1.2 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 SYR AAA 24 0 39.0 3.73 119 .171 .262 .329 .390 .249 .200 107 6.8 0.7 6.5 0.6
2010 WAS MLB 78 0 91.0 4.18 97 .244 .260 .328 .405 .269 .284 92 5.4 0.6 6.0 0.5
2011 WAS MLB 72 0 88.3 3.12 123 .195 .258 .325 .402 .266 .197 97 12.8 1.4 12.7 1.4
2012 WAS MLB 74 0 72.7 3.49 119 .240 .258 .322 .411 .265 .259 100 10.4 1.1 10.4 1.1
2013 WAS MLB 72 0 71.0 4.51 92 .195 .251 .317 .389 .258 .170 103 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 WAS MLB 47 0 44.0 2.66 131 .227 .258 .320 .404 .271 .297 96 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9

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
2004 GRL A 10 10 0 26 25 149.0 153 32 145 12 0% .323 9.2 1.9 0.7 8.8 1.24 3.44 0.0 0.0
2005 COH AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.6 0.1
2005 TAM A+ 10 9 0 26 25 147.3 118 34 169 12 0% -.473 7.2 2.1 0.7 10.3 1.03 3.18 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 9 0 10 1 0% -.615 13.5 0.0 1.5 15.0 1.50 7.50 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 12 10 0 28 28 166.0 118 55 175 14 0% .253 6.4 3.0 0.8 9.5 1.04 3.36 0.0 0.0
2007 NYA MLB 3 1 0 6 6 27.0 29 17 18 6 39% .277 9.7 5.7 2.0 6.0 1.70 6.33 -0.6 -0.1
2007 TRN AA 2 1 0 6 6 26.7 22 12 28 5 29% .266 7.4 4.0 1.7 9.4 1.27 5.39 2.4 0.2
2007 SWB AAA 4 4 0 14 14 69.3 82 35 55 7 34% .340 10.6 4.5 0.9 7.1 1.69 4.16 3.8 0.4
2008 WAS MLB 1 1 0 2 2 10.3 12 7 8 2 18% .323 10.5 6.1 1.7 7.0 1.84 4.35 1.4 0.1
2008 COH AAA 6 13 0 27 27 143.0 129 66 125 15 38% .277 8.1 4.2 0.9 7.9 1.36 4.66 0.2 0.1
2009 WAS MLB 4 2 0 41 0 60.3 36 32 67 9 32% .197 5.4 4.8 1.3 10.0 1.13 2.69 0.7 0.1
2009 SYR AAA 4 1 1 24 0 39.0 20 15 42 2 45% .200 4.6 3.5 0.5 9.7 0.90 0.92 6.5 0.6
2010 WAS MLB 11 8 1 78 0 91.0 69 41 112 8 29% .284 6.8 4.1 0.8 11.1 1.21 3.07 6.0 0.5
2011 WAS MLB 3 0 0 72 0 88.3 48 26 104 11 24% .197 4.9 2.6 1.1 10.6 0.84 1.83 12.7 1.4
2012 WAS MLB 2 6 32 74 0 72.7 55 29 84 7 32% .259 6.8 3.6 0.9 10.4 1.16 3.72 10.4 1.1
2013 WAS MLB 6 3 0 72 0 71.0 37 24 73 9 29% .170 4.7 3.0 1.1 9.3 0.86 2.41 2.0 0.2
2014 WAS MLB 6 2 1 47 0 44.0 32 18 58 2 39% .297 6.5 3.7 0.4 11.9 1.14 1.84 8.3 0.9

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 184 0.4511 0.3913 0.8472 0.5663 0.2475 0.9149 0.7200 0.1528
2009 979 0.5015 0.4443 0.7057 0.6171 0.2705 0.7822 0.5303 0.2943
2010 1553 0.4977 0.4758 0.7046 0.6442 0.3077 0.7510 0.6083 0.2940
2011 1348 0.4770 0.5089 0.6788 0.6827 0.3489 0.7335 0.5813 0.3212
2012 1285 0.5019 0.4930 0.7757 0.6961 0.2875 0.8218 0.6630 0.2227
2013 1164 0.4914 0.5352 0.7335 0.7430 0.3345 0.7788 0.6364 0.2648
2014 769 0.4720 0.5228 0.7164 0.6970 0.3670 0.8024 0.5705 0.2836
Career72820.49020.49310.7220.67620.31580.77850.60580.2772

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-19 2014-03-05 Camp 14 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-04-18 2012-04-20 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-06-27 2011-07-01 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 WAS $
2014 WAS $5,875,000
2013 WAS $4,000,000
2012 WAS $1,650,000
2011 WAS $443,000
2010 WAS $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$6,494,000
2011Current$5,875,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$12,369,000
5 yrTotal$12,369,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 148 dCasey Close1 year/$5.875M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.875M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/10/14 (avoided arbitration, $6.35M-$4.45M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 30 games finished. $75,000 each for 40, 50 GF. $0.1M for 60 GF.
  • 1 year/$4M (2013). Re-signed by Washington 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2012). Re-signed by Washington 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.443M (2011). Renewed by Washington 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Washington 1/25/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 5/20/07. Acquired by Washington in trade from NY Yankees 12/5/07.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2003 (9-274) (Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla.). $75,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .165 .249 .282 .201
11 vs R (Multi) .181 .262 .333 .221
18 Split (Multi) -.016 -.013 -.051 -.020
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .152 .243 .264 .186
31 vs R (2013) .151 .233 .294 .201
38 Split (2013) .001 .010 -.030 -.015
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Dear Podcst Pundits: Perhaps you have heard of T.C.S. This, of course, is short for Tyler Clippard Syndrome. It can also be used generically. Anyhow, how long should a team stick with a player, particularly a pitcher before giving up on him. We have seen other managers, Matt Williams also of late, affirming and re-affirming that Tyler Clippard (or whoever, fill in the name) is his man and he will stick with him. How many games does a manager need to lose before moving on? I know Williams is trying to keep Clippard's confidence up. I don't think that's the problem. He HAS confidence. All he lacks is talent. A. Nationals Fan
(A. Nationals Fan from In the Ether)
Are you sure Tyler Clippard Syndrome isnít the act of being afflicted with sport goggles? I donít know about this real life thing, because Matt Williams has already benched me for not hustling. However, we have a long leash on our players in the Scoresheetverse, up until the point where their poor play starts affecting their utility in the playoffs. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of under the radar potential save stealers for 2014?
(Sam from NY)
Cody Allen, Carter Capps, Edward Mujica, Tyler Clippard, Joe Smith (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team keeper league. 5x5. Have Jansen and Holland as closers. Normally I would buy 7 starters but I'm thinking of buying 1 set up guy even though our league does not count holds. I'm looking for a guy that has 70 innings of awesome WHIP/ERA to offset a failed starter. Anyone who will sniff saves will be bought in my league. Who can I get that won't be getting saves but will be an awesome relief ace?
(seabass77 from Milwaukee)
Tyler Clippard, Ryan Cook, Pedro strop, Junichi Tazawa are my first four go to guys. Tyler Clippard is a bit scary but the man puts up Scot Shields level production. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)On the NL side, who are some of the closers that are a year a way?
(Willy from Under the Christmas tree)
Rex Brothers, unfortunately since they're going with Hawkins. Mark Melancon, Tyler Clippard, too.. but most of the closer volatility is in the AL. Nick Vincent is a super-sleeper in SD if he can figure out lefties again like he did in 2012. (Paul Sporer)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay! I'll be having some very traditional Uruguayan lunch by the time of the chat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asado) but I wanted to drop by, say hi, and ask a very profound question: if I, being 10000 miles away, can see through at least half of the childish mental mistakes players/managers/GMs make daily, how come these still happen? Is the next market inefficiency to cut down on all those Caught Stealing third for the 3rd out / not using your best reliever in the highest leverage situations / keeping 'veterans' in the roster instead of giving promising young players a chance / etc.?
(Guillermo from Montevideo, Uruguay)
Hey Guillermo! Always good to hear from Uruguay's number one BP fan, and man, I'm jealous with regards to lunch (Uruguay is a carnivore's paradise, for those who are unaware).

I think some of the mistakes you talk about (caught stealing for the third out) are ones that will always be with us, but the game does slowly evolve, and we've seen something of a movement where certain veterans have trouble finding jobs because of a general trend towards younger players - take the absence of Vlad Guerrero, Hideki Matsui, and Johnny Damon (though he finally signed with Cleveland) from rosters after competent but hardly stellar seasons.

Sooner or later, some team is going to get more daring with their reliever usage, though it's worth noting that in some places like Cleveland (Vinny Pestano), Detroit (Joaquin Benoit), Los Angeles (Kenley Jansen) and Washington (Tyler Clippard) teams already have their best relievers in non-closing situations that are often higher-leverage. It happens more often than you think. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any picks for non-closers worth taking for pure K/WHIP/ERA/maybe win-stealing upside? Basically Tyler Clippard types...
(Mark from Cleveland)
Kenley Jansen #1, but his save upside will make him expensive. Clippard is good. Mike Adams, Sergio Romo (if they let him face more lefties this year and he gets more than 40 IP), Jonny Venters, Hong-Chih Kuo (if healthy), Joaquin Benoit, Grant Balfour (if he doesn't close), Matt Thornton/Addison Reed (whoever doesn't close). (Derek Carty)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christina: BP2011 is outstanding, as expected, and, while I'm not much of a design geek, I think it's visually more appealing with the player bio boxes. One question though: You project no National to get more than 3 saves, with Storen getting none. Was this a typo, or am I missing some back story? Thanks!
(geebr from san diego)
Speaking out of turn, my thanks to you. But I really can't take any credit for the redesign whatsoever--Steven Goldman and Colin Wyers (with doses of Ben Lindbergh and Steph Bee) were the people most responsible for this year's much more visually slick product. As for the Nats' saves situation, I'm assuming it's an oversight in the rush to publication. I could see Riggleman tag-teaming Storen and Tyler Clippard initially, but I like Henry Rodriguez as a stealth candidate for sneaking in and claiming some save opps during the course of the season. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)I notice that you gave Daryl Jones four stars but he didn't make the top 100. Did he just miss the cut? Were there other four star guys that didn't make it?
(Ben F from California)
Yes, he just missed. Yes, I'd probably put him in it now. Seriously people, is there some organized movement to pick ONE guy in each of my chats and bombard me with questions about him. Is Daryl Jones the new Jeremy Hellickson who was the new Tyler Clippard? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)After laughing at that question. What do you really think of McAllister?
(Mike from Utica,NY)
See is that how this works. McAllister to Halladay is the new version of Tyler Clippard = Mike Mussina for those fans with the rose-colored glasses? He's another control type without a ton of ceiling, but I do like him as a potential back of the rotation type. Just because he's 6-6, 240 doesn't make him the next Halladay. I have a buddy Dave in Boston, he's about 6-8 and that doesn't make him the next Carmelo Anthony either. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You should take the over on the Nationals. You have them at 72, one down from last year's 73. With the upgrades in the OF (Nook/Langerhans for Lastings, Church/Snelling for Wily Mo/Dukes), Nick Johnson coming back, and an improved rotation (giving the innings that went to Jerome Williams, Joel Hanrahan, and Mike Bascik to Odalis Perez, John Patterson, John Lannan, Tyler Clippard, etc.) this team will be better.
(sbiel2 from Washington, DC)
You could be right there. One thing that PECOTA doesn't know, can't know yet, is just how all those playing time decisions will be made. Right now we have a best guess. As we see how the team sorts itself out, that prediction will be open to revision. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Tyler Clippard, the Nationals have not added any starting pitchers this off-season. With an additional year on the youngsters, do you think the Nats starting pitchers will be better or worse than last year?
(Kevin from Fairfax VA)
I expect Tim Redding to take a beating with the reality stick, but if they get more than 40 starts combined out of John Patterson and Shawn Hill, this will definitely be a better unit than last year's. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I understand that everyone now agrees that Tyler Clippard had been overhyped, and the Nationals did pick him up cheap. Has everyone gone too far in beating on him now? Does he have a chance to crack the Nationals' rotation in April, and what is his ceiling?
(Kevin from Fairfax VA)
He could be the Nationals' Opening Day starter.

His ceiling is a #4 starter, a 4.40 career ERA guy.

Those two sentences are most definitely NOT mutually exclusive. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are people comparing Kennedy to Mussina? I mean Mussina in his hey day had nasty stuff and Kennedy doesn't fit the bill. If there is one pitcher who similar to moose is Phil Hughes.
(Trey from Albany NY)
Look, there are some people out there who just don't get it. These are the same people who two years ago compared Tyler Clippard to Mussina. That said, Kennedy is a far superiour prospect to anything Clippard ever was and will be a successful big league starter. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tyler Clippard has thrown 7,298 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 Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (82mph), also mixing in a Splitter (83mph) and Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph).