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Portrait of Nick Adenhart

Nick Adenhart PAngels

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 18 1 0 0 9 6.00 0.2
Birth Date8-24-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight185 lbs
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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
2008 ANA 21 3 3 12.0 12.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 63 18 12 12 0 24 13 13 0 4 9.00 5.75 6.75 -0.9 -0.1
2009 ANA 22 1 1 6.0 6.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 7 0 0 0 7 3 3 0 5 0.00 2.98 2.45 2.4 0.2
Career4418.018.00.0100010902512120311616096.004.825.371.50.2

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
2005 ORM Rk 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CDR A 16 16 106.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RCU A+ 9 9 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ARK AA 26 26 153.0 4.54 96 .254 .268 .343 .412 .263 .325 95 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2008 ANA MLB 3 3 12.0 6.75 61 .328 .263 .332 .417 .259 .391 103 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 SLC AAA 26 26 145.3 5.75 101 .268 .287 .358 .465 .267 .348 117 22.3 2.2 22.3 2.2
2009 ANA MLB 1 1 6.0 2.45 151 .238 .240 .305 .362 .238 .368 103 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2

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
2005 ORM Rk 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 3 0 7 0 0% -.429 4.5 0.0 0.0 10.5 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 RCU A+ 5 2 0 9 9 52.0 51 16 46 1 0% .327 8.8 2.8 0.2 8.0 1.29 3.81 0.0 0.0
2006 CDR A 10 2 0 16 16 106.0 84 26 99 2 0% .280 7.1 2.2 0.2 8.4 1.04 1.95 0.0 0.0
2007 ARK AA 10 8 0 26 26 153.0 158 65 116 7 52% .325 9.3 3.8 0.4 6.8 1.46 3.65 12.9 1.3
2008 SLC AAA 9 13 0 26 26 145.3 173 75 110 15 46% .348 10.7 4.6 0.9 6.8 1.71 5.76 22.3 2.2
2008 ANA MLB 1 0 0 3 3 12.0 18 13 4 0 43% .391 13.5 9.8 0.0 3.0 2.58 9.00 -0.9 -0.1
2009 ANA MLB 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 7 3 5 0 32% .368 10.5 4.5 0.0 7.5 1.67 0.00 2.4 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
2008 223 0.4619 0.3632 0.9136 0.6019 0.1583 0.9355 0.8421 0.0864
2009 98 0.5714 0.3776 0.7568 0.4464 0.2857 0.9200 0.4167 0.2432
Career3210.49530.36760.86570.55440.19720.93080.71220.1343

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-06-19 2007-07-21 Minors 32 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-06-17 2004-06-17 HS 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2004-06-17 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 ANA $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$400,000
1 yrTotal$400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 12 d1 yr/$0.4M (09)

Details
  • deceased 4/09 re-signed 2/18/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09)
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/13/08 contract purchased 5/1/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 $0.71M signing bonus (TJ surgery as High School sr) Williamsport High School, MD 04 14-413

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Adenhart lived up to expectations as one of the top pitching prospects in the game early on, putting up a 0.87 ERA in his first five Triple-A starts while limiting Pacific Coast League hitters to a .170 average. Then, called up for an emergency start in May against Oakland, Adenhart got ripped for five runs over two innings, and it was all downhill from there. Sent down after three bad outings, his ERA at Salt Lake was 7.08 the rest of the way. That's the kind of line that would point at something wrong health-wise, but that wasn't the case, as Adenhart's fastball stayed in the low 90s while touching 95, and both his curveball and changeup maintained their signature bite. So what happened? Some think it's all between the ears, as Adenhart got hit hard, got scared, and started trying to get cute with his pitches instead of trusting his stuff, leading to hitters counts and forced fastballs. That happens quite a bit with prospects, but rarely is the statistical drop so evident.
2008 The Angels drafted Adenhart in the 14th round in 2004 after news that he needed Tommy John surgery allowed him to slip down that far. The gamble paid off; Adenhart is the team's top prospect, holding his own in the Texas League despite not turning 21 until August. There were some signs of struggle, as you can see from the rates above as well as the 17 hit batsmen not listed. Look for him to be a key late-season addition to the Angels' rotation and effective right from the start.
2007 Adenhart was considered one of the top high school pitchers in the country in 2004, rivaling Homer Bailey, but he blew out his elbow just before the draft. The Angels took a chance that they could convince him to skip college, drafting him in the fourteenth round and then paying him what it took to make the pick stick. The gamble is already paying off. Adenhart started off his pro career in 2005, and made his full-season debut last year. He consistently throws in the low-90s, and supplements it with a good curve and a remarkably polished change. Adenhart isn`t perfect; he still has mechanical issues. Nevertheless, considering his assortment and that he didn`t even blink at facing advanced competition in High-A Rancho Cucamonga, he`s a comer--one of the twenty best young arms in the minor leagues.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What it Means to Have the Best Farm System in Baseball, Part TwoSam Miller2014-01-17
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Andrew Koo2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Satchel Price2013-07-15
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Chris Mosch2013-07-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look BackMike Gianella2013-05-13
The BP Wayback Machine: Grand Ole OpryJohn Perrotto2012-12-07
Pebble Hunting: The Best Story of 2012Sam Miller2012-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Nats Are Geniuses! Appel Is Stupid! Not So FastKevin Goldstein2012-07-16
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Jonah Birenbaum2012-07-09
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Matthew Rocco2012-07-09
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Hudson Belinsky2012-07-09
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Andrew Koo2012-07-09
The BP Wayback Machine: Curbed EnthusiasmJoe Sheehan2012-04-13
The Lineup Card: 11 Ballplayers Who Suffered Unusual DemisesBaseball Prospectus2011-11-17
Transaction Analysis: Return of the Busted ProspectsBen Lindbergh2011-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Monday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: AL WestJeff Euston2010-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Season FinaleJay Jaffe2009-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Health Report: American LeagueWill Carroll2009-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Series PreviewsJoe Sheehan2009-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Final Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-10-04
On the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapupJohn Perrotto2009-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Our Better Angels?Will Carroll2009-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Bleeding BullpensJay Jaffe2009-05-12
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
Under The Knife: Please, No Mauer (Catching)Will Carroll2009-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cooper's OptimismJohn Perrotto2009-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Small Sample VersionJay Jaffe2009-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cardinal CreativityJohn Perrotto2009-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Curbed EnthusiasmJoe Sheehan2009-04-13
The Week in Quotes: April 6-12Alex Carnevale2009-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Week One WrapJohn Perrotto2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Notes and InjuriesWill Carroll2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Deal Away the Steal of the Decade?Joe Sheehan2009-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, ALKevin Goldstein2009-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Impact Arms on the WayKevin Goldstein2009-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTop 100 Prospects: The Best of the BestKevin Goldstein2009-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Grand Ole OpryJohn Perrotto2007-12-02
Future Shock: Top 100 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-21


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Nick Adenhart threw 347 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph) and Sinker (93mph).