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Portrait of Tommy Hottovy

Tommy Hottovy PCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
42.7 4.63 1.36 35 2 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date7-9-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 3 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.02011
-0.12012
2013
-0.12014
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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
2011 BOS 29 8 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 4 3 3 0 6 3 3 1 2 6.75 5.06 5.23 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA 30 9 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 42 11 3 3 2 21 5 5 1 6 2.89 6.48 6.74 -1.4 -0.1
Career17013.30.013.300010061156622788284.056.056.28-1.3-0.1

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
2004 LOW A- 14 14 30.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIL A+ 25 23 104.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.681 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIL A+ 21 21 122.2 4.07 104 .241 .260 .337 .384 .257 .312 86 14.8 1.5 14.8 1.5
2006 PME AA 7 7 41.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 PME AA 24 23 120.3 6.17 72 .290 .262 .337 .397 .258 .316 105 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2008 PME AA 2 2 9.0 7.17 54 .271 .264 .333 .408 .254 .233 105 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2009 LOW A- 5 0 8.0 4.51 93 .191 .245 .322 .352 .253 .200 102 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 PME AA 16 0 26.0 3.42 116 .277 .255 .328 .370 .262 .333 94 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
2010 PME AA 15 0 39.7 5.57 89 .292 .260 .337 .402 .257 .352 110 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2010 PAW AAA 26 0 35.7 6.29 49 .300 .267 .333 .424 .257 .278 93 -6.5 -0.6 -6.5 -0.6
2011 BOS MLB 8 0 4.0 5.23 93 .290 .264 .337 .400 .275 .308 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 PME AA 8 0 18.7 2.29 148 .170 .264 .333 .405 .275 .250 95 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6
2011 PAW AAA 24 0 36.0 5.89 57 .202 .266 .331 .398 .256 .165 93 -4.4 -0.4 -4.4 -0.4
2011 AGU Wnt 12 0 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 9 0 9.3 6.74 53 .319 .261 .330 .417 .264 .321 103 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2012 OMA AAA 41 0 50.0 3.95 126 .239 .278 .345 .435 .272 .293 102 10.6 1.0 10.6 1.0
2013 NHP AA 18 0 24.7 5.39 88 .284 .253 .324 .386 .265 .324 105 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 BUF AAA 24 0 18.3 4.46 100 .260 .264 .332 .395 .260 .345 102 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

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 LOW A- 0 1 0 14 14 30.3 24 4 39 0 0% .329 7.1 1.2 0.0 11.6 0.92 0.89 0.0 0.0
2005 WIL A+ 3 12 0 25 23 104.0 116 37 82 18 0% -.681 10.0 3.2 1.6 7.1 1.47 5.45 0.0 0.0
2006 PME AA 2 4 0 7 7 41.1 28 15 31 1 0% .233 6.1 3.3 0.2 6.8 1.05 4.16 0.0 0.0
2006 WIL A+ 8 6 0 21 21 122.2 109 35 91 3 41% .312 8.0 2.6 0.2 6.7 1.18 2.80 14.8 1.5
2007 PME AA 4 10 0 24 23 120.3 144 49 69 17 36% .316 10.8 3.7 1.3 5.2 1.60 5.61 -2.7 -0.3
2008 PME AA 1 0 0 2 2 9.0 9 2 4 2 41% .233 9.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 1.22 5.00 -1.1 -0.1
2009 LOW A- 1 0 0 5 0 8.0 4 3 12 1 56% .200 4.5 3.4 1.1 13.5 0.88 2.25 0.4 0.0
2009 PME AA 0 2 0 16 0 26.0 26 10 29 2 39% .333 9.0 3.5 0.7 10.0 1.38 3.46 4.4 0.5
2010 PME AA 3 2 0 15 0 39.7 49 20 34 6 37% .352 11.1 4.5 1.4 7.7 1.74 5.21 1.5 0.2
2010 PAW AAA 0 1 0 26 0 35.7 37 23 22 5 39% .278 9.3 5.8 1.3 5.5 1.68 4.54 -6.5 -0.6
2011 PAW AAA 2 0 1 24 0 36.0 23 9 29 8 48% .165 5.8 2.2 2.0 7.2 0.89 2.75 -4.4 -0.4
2011 AGU Wnt 0 0 1 12 0 7.7 5 2 9 0 0% .294 5.9 2.3 0.0 10.6 0.91 3.52 0.0 0.0
2011 BOS MLB 0 0 0 8 0 4.0 4 3 2 0 46% .308 9.0 6.8 0.0 4.5 1.75 6.75 0.0 0.0
2011 PME AA 0 0 1 8 0 18.7 12 4 18 0 48% .250 5.8 1.9 0.0 8.7 0.86 1.93 5.5 0.6
2012 KCA MLB 0 0 0 9 0 9.3 11 5 6 2 40% .321 10.6 4.8 1.9 5.8 1.71 2.89 -1.4 -0.1
2012 OMA AAA 2 2 7 41 0 50.0 42 16 61 6 42% .293 7.6 2.9 1.1 11.0 1.16 2.52 10.6 1.0
2013 BUF AAA 0 0 0 24 0 18.3 20 9 19 1 45% .345 9.8 4.4 0.5 9.3 1.58 3.44 1.3 0.1
2013 NHP AA 0 1 1 18 0 24.7 26 8 23 3 39% .324 9.5 2.9 1.1 8.4 1.38 4.74 1.5 0.2

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
2011 72 0.5000 0.3194 0.8696 0.4722 0.1667 0.9412 0.6667 0.1304
2012 161 0.4969 0.3975 0.8438 0.5750 0.2222 0.9348 0.6111 0.1563
Career2330.49790.37340.85180.54320.2050.93680.62830.1483

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-02 2014-04-27 Minors 25 0 - Not Disclosed -
2009-08-03 2009-08-12 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-09 2009-07-04 Minors 86 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2008-05-24 2008-09-04 Minors 103 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2008-04-03 2008-05-16 Minors 43 0 Left Forearm Strain - -
2007-07-03 2007-08-04 Minors 32 0 Left Forearm Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$0
3 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 62 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/11/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Claimed by Toronto off waivers 1/10/13 after being DFA by Texas 1/7/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract) 11/15/11. Contract purchased by Kansas City 4/25/12. Acquired by Texas in trade 11/8/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Boston 6/3/11. DFA by Boston 7/16/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/20/11.
  • Drafted by Boston 2004 (4-125) (Wichita State). $0.11M 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 2.4 1 1.7 45 0 60.9 48 20 50 7 .261 1.11 3.40 3.69 7.1 0.7
80o 2.1 0.8 1.5 40 0 54.4 46 19 45 7 .276 1.19 3.81 4.14 3.5 0.4
70o 1.8 0.7 1.3 37 0 49.9 44 19 41 6 .286 1.25 4.11 4.47 1.3 0.1
60o 1.7 0.6 1.2 34 0 46.1 43 18 38 6 .295 1.31 4.37 4.75 -0.3 -0.0
50o 1.5 0.6 1 31 0 42.7 41 17 35 6 .304 1.36 4.62 5.02 -1.6 -0.2
40o 1.4 0.5 0.9 29 0 39.3 39 16 33 6 .313 1.42 4.87 5.3 -2.7 -0.3
30o 1.2 0.4 0.8 26 0 35.8 37 16 30 5 .322 1.48 5.15 5.59 -3.7 -0.4
20o 1.1 0.3 0.7 23 0 31.7 35 15 26 5 .333 1.55 5.47 5.95 -4.5 -0.5
10o 0.9 0.2 0.5 19 0 26.4 31 13 22 4 .348 1.65 5.94 6.46 -5.3 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.50.6131041.94017356.3021.354.584.98-1.4-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 10% 4% 13% 18%

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
20153321134045441837739.3051.384.745.168.83.67.41.4-0.1
20163421131042411634639.3061.364.765.178.83.47.31.3-0.1
20173511130040391532639.3021.364.665.078.83.47.31.4-0.1
20183610128038371530539.3031.374.655.058.83.67.11.2-0.0
20193710127036351429539.3031.354.645.048.73.57.21.2-0.0
20203810127036351428539.3031.374.605.008.83.57.11.3-0.0
20213910126035341327539.3031.344.615.018.73.36.91.3-0.0
20224010127036351428539.3011.354.594.998.73.56.91.2-0.0
20234110126035351326539.3001.364.605.008.93.36.61.3-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball5.6out of baseball00.20.15.8

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2 89 Felix Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
3 87 Blaine Neal 2010 0.00 DNP
4 86 Randy Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
5 86 Greg Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
6 85 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
7 84 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
8 83 Jason Childers 2007 0.00 DNP
9 83 Jeremy Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
10 83 Jason Shiell 2009 0.00 DNP
11 82 Yhency Brazoban 2012 0.00 DNP
12 82 Steve Green 2010 0.00 DNP
13 82 Nate Bland 2007 0.00 DNP
14 82 Roberto Giron 2008 0.00 DNP
15 82 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
16 81 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
17 81 Juan Perez 2011 3.60
18 81 Kazuo Fukumori 2009 0.00 DNP
19 81 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
20 81 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
21 80 Brandon Puffer 2008 0.00 DNP
22 80 Michael O'Connor 2013 0.00 DNP
23 80 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
24 80 Lee Gardner 2007 2.30
25 79 Roger Deago 2009 0.00 DNP
26 79 Jason Roach 2008 0.00 DNP
27 78 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
28 78 Aquilino Lopez 2007 5.19
29 78 Matt Perisho 2007 0.00 DNP
30 78 Mike Gallo 2009 0.00 DNP
31 78 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
32 77 Chris Fussell 2008 0.00 DNP
33 76 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP
34 76 Mark Prior 2013 0.00 DNP
35 76 Bill Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
36 76 J.J. Trujillo 2008 0.00 DNP
37 76 Chris Booker 2009 0.00 DNP
38 76 Jason Karnuth 2008 0.00 DNP
39 75 Wil Ledezma 2013 0.00 DNP
40 75 Jake Robbins 2008 0.00 DNP
41 75 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
42 75 Ken Ray 2007 0.00 DNP
43 74 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
44 74 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
45 74 Joe Nelson 2007 0.00 DNP
46 73 Spike Lundberg 2009 0.00 DNP
47 73 Chris George 2012 0.00 DNP
48 73 Randy Keisler 2008 0.00 DNP
49 73 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
50 72 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
51 72 Scott Strickland 2008 0.00 DNP
52 72 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
53 72 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
54 72 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
55 72 Mike Burns 2011 0.00 DNP
56 72 Trey Hodges 2010 0.00 DNP
57 72 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
58 71 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
59 71 Eric Stults 2012 3.55
60 71 Allen Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
61 71 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
62 71 Andy Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
63 71 Michael Tejera 2009 0.00 DNP
64 71 Brian Sikorski 2007 0.00 DNP
65 70 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
66 70 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
67 70 Joel Peralta 2008 6.32
68 69 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
69 69 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
70 69 Les Walrond 2009 0.00 DNP
71 69 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
72 69 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
73 68 Will Glen 2010 0.00 DNP
74 68 Matt Ginter 2010 0.00 DNP
75 68 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
76 68 Rob Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
77 68 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
78 68 Kei Igawa 2012 0.00 DNP
79 68 Lance Carter 2007 0.00 DNP
80 68 Brian Gordon 2011 5.23
81 68 Chris Gissell 2010 0.00 DNP
82 67 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
83 67 Dave Baldwin 1970 3.31
84 67 Chris Schroder 2011 0.00 DNP
85 67 Scott Sullivan 2003 3.94
86 67 Mark DiFelice 2009 3.66
87 67 Mike Stanton 1985 7.75
88 67 Frank Dipino 1989 2.55
89 67 Mark Guthrie 1998 4.33
90 67 Mike Myers 2001 3.83
91 67 De Wayne Buice 1990 0.00 DNP
92 67 Jamie Walker 2004 3.90
93 67 Alan Embree 2002 2.76
94 67 Jim Gott 1992 2.76
95 67 Esteban Yan 2007 0.00 DNP
96 67 Dave Borkowski 2009 0.00 DNP
97 67 Edwin Nunez 1995 0.00 DNP
98 67 Bill Risley 1999 0.00 DNP
99 67 Giancarlo Alvarado 2010 0.00 DNP
100 66 Gary Glover 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Acquired from Kansas City for cash considerations in November, Hottovy is a lefty reliever who attacks hitters from a low arm slot. The 31-year-old has just 13 1/3 career innings in the big leagues, but he could still carve out a niche as a specialist. Triple-A left-handers batted just .147/.190/.227 against him last season. Given the Rangers' current stable of short-inning southpaws, he'll likely begin 2013 at Triple-A as LOOGY depth.
2012 Tommy Hottovy, besides being the answer to the question, "What's a Tommy Hottovy?", is also left-handed. This has been another episode of "Tommy Hottovy And You." Join us next week when we tell you he is probably stuck in the minors forever.
2007 Tommy Hottovy fared better in a repeat of Wilmington after the Sox devoted a season to remaking the 2004 fourth-rounder`s delivery. The extremely His extremely low percentage of his fly balls that become home runs (2.3) screams for a correction, though.

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  Title Author Date
The Week in Quotes: March 3-9Chris Mosch2014-03-10
The Week in Quotes: March 3-9Morris Greenberg2014-03-10
The Week in Quotes: March 3-9Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Hocking LOOGYsDoug Thorburn2012-08-10
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Return of BrazobanR.J. Anderson2011-06-29


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Tommy Hottovy threw 293 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Slider (77mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Change (80mph).