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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.0 4.69 1.39 29 1 1 0 -0.2
Birth Date6-6-1986
Height6' 5"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
-0.22011
-0.82012
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
2008 WAS 22 15 15 80.0 80.0 0.0 3 7 0 0 3 0 358 92 53 49 12 151 28 27 6 50 5.51 5.08 6.08 -3.5 -0.5
2009 WAS 23 7 7 30.3 30.3 0.0 1 4 0 0 1 0 135 34 24 23 10 73 14 14 0 20 6.82 7.41 8.14 -7.3 -0.8
2010 WAS 24 17 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 15 6 6 2 23 11 10 2 28 2.57 3.53 3.33 2.3 0.2
2011 WAS 25 23 0 35.7 0.0 35.7 1 4 0 1 0 0 159 38 21 18 7 67 14 14 1 34 4.54 4.90 5.02 -1.7 -0.2
2012 DET 26 11 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 83 14 14 13 5 33 11 10 3 12 6.50 7.66 9.95 -7.2 -0.8
Career7322185.0110.374.77160140824193118109363477875121445.305.506.24-17.3-2.1

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
2005 SAV A 24 23 125.0 4.34 84 .232 .266 .345 .395 .272 .263 70 15.6 1.5 15.6 1.5
2006 POT A+ 23 22 117.2 5.37 72 .275 .260 .346 .383 .264 .320 84 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2006 HAR AA 3 3 19.2 4.20 100 .218 .260 .323 .385 .265 .254 96 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2007 HAR AA 17 17 98.7 4.65 107 .246 .262 .334 .399 .257 .307 109 13.8 1.4 13.3 1.4
2007 COH AAA 10 10 51.7 5.18 71 .267 .252 .332 .390 .260 .282 83 -1.4 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2008 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 6.08 63 .293 .256 .323 .414 .261 .305 96 -5.9 -0.6 -3.5 -0.5
2008 COH AAA 15 15 78.7 5.37 72 .279 .259 .330 .415 .265 .286 88 -4.4 -0.4 -5.0 -0.5
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 8.14 13 .317 .252 .322 .404 .257 .264 96 -6.9 -0.7 -7.3 -0.8
2009 SYR AAA 20 20 107.3 4.88 99 .267 .259 .325 .389 .247 .349 108 7.5 0.7 8.0 0.8
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 3.33 118 .238 .250 .312 .385 .257 .283 92 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2010 SYR AAA 35 5 69.0 7.47 44 .274 .264 .331 .414 .256 .308 104 -6.3 -0.6 -6.5 -0.5
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 5.02 78 .297 .252 .312 .388 .258 .301 99 -1.4 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2
2011 SYR AAA 28 0 39.3 3.06 127 .275 .258 .325 .392 .253 .409 94 9.3 0.9 9.4 0.9
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 9.95 -11 .313 .252 .311 .402 .258 .173 107 -7.2 -0.8 -7.2 -0.8
2012 TOL AAA 31 0 47.0 5.94 61 .231 .263 .328 .397 .254 .256 97 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2013 ROU AAA 6 5 27.0 5.44 72 .315 .269 .342 .412 .269 .357 90 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 ALT AA 10 0 11.0 7.25 37 .283 .253 .316 .374 .254 .250 99 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 BRI Rk 6 0 6.7 6.80 72 .303 .251 .330 .368 .258 .304 113 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 PIR Rk 2 0 1.3 6.50 57 .585 .272 .351 .407 .274 .714 98 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -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
2005 SAV A 8 6 0 24 23 125.0 105 42 95 11 38% .263 7.6 3.0 0.8 6.8 1.18 3.67 15.6 1.5
2006 HAR AA 1 0 0 3 3 19.2 15 6 10 0 46% .254 7.0 2.8 0.0 4.7 1.09 1.88 1.0 0.1
2006 POT A+ 4 5 0 23 22 117.2 126 53 87 12 44% .320 9.7 4.1 0.9 6.7 1.53 5.22 3.2 0.3
2007 HAR AA 2 7 0 17 17 98.7 103 25 77 9 46% .307 9.4 2.3 0.8 7.0 1.30 3.74 13.3 1.4
2007 COH AAA 2 3 0 10 10 51.7 49 23 40 3 37% .282 8.5 4.0 0.5 7.0 1.39 4.18 -1.6 -0.1
2008 COH AAA 9 3 0 15 15 78.7 79 23 64 14 41% .286 9.0 2.6 1.6 7.3 1.30 4.00 -5.0 -0.5
2008 WAS MLB 3 7 0 15 15 80.0 92 28 50 12 41% .305 10.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 1.50 5.51 -3.5 -0.5
2009 WAS MLB 1 4 0 7 7 30.3 34 14 20 10 35% .264 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 1.58 6.82 -7.3 -0.8
2009 SYR AAA 7 10 0 20 20 107.3 129 37 71 5 48% .349 10.8 3.1 0.4 6.0 1.55 4.45 8.0 0.8
2010 SYR AAA 3 3 0 35 5 69.0 74 32 52 8 50% .308 9.7 4.2 1.0 6.8 1.54 5.87 -6.5 -0.5
2010 WAS MLB 0 1 0 17 0 21.0 15 11 28 2 56% .283 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 1.24 2.57 2.3 0.2
2011 SYR AAA 2 1 1 28 0 39.3 47 15 46 2 48% .409 10.8 3.4 0.5 10.5 1.58 4.35 9.4 0.9
2011 WAS MLB 1 4 0 23 0 35.7 38 14 34 7 44% .301 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 1.46 4.54 -1.7 -0.2
2012 DET MLB 2 0 0 11 0 18.0 14 11 12 5 33% .173 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 1.39 6.50 -7.2 -0.8
2012 TOL AAA 1 1 1 31 0 47.0 38 12 45 7 41% .256 7.3 2.3 1.3 8.6 1.06 3.64 -3.1 -0.3
2013 ROU AAA 1 4 0 6 5 27.0 34 9 22 4 45% .357 11.3 3.0 1.3 7.3 1.59 7.33 -0.2 -0.0
2014 PIR Rk 0 1 0 2 0 1.3 10 2 1 0 43% .714 67.5 13.5 0.0 6.8 9.00 54.00 -0.6 -0.1
2014 BRI Rk 0 0 0 6 0 6.7 8 2 5 1 67% .304 10.8 2.7 1.4 6.8 1.50 2.70 -0.7 -0.1
2014 ALT AA 1 4 1 10 0 11.0 10 9 10 2 35% .250 8.2 7.4 1.6 8.2 1.73 6.55 -2.1 -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 1330 0.5023 0.4383 0.8299 0.6213 0.2523 0.8940 0.6707 0.1701
2009 513 0.5029 0.4414 0.8584 0.6047 0.2745 0.9295 0.7000 0.1416
2010 335 0.4179 0.4209 0.6525 0.5857 0.3026 0.7927 0.4576 0.3475
2011 609 0.4401 0.4359 0.8377 0.6530 0.2639 0.9200 0.6778 0.1623
2012 293 0.4369 0.4232 0.8145 0.6016 0.2848 0.9481 0.5957 0.1855
Career30800.47470.4350.81540.61910.26690.89920.64670.1846

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-01 2014-04-16 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-05-01 2013-09-05 Minors 127 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-06-03 -
2010-05-03 2010-05-29 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-25 2009-10-05 DTD 41 37 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2008-09-01 2008-09-07 DTD 6 6 Left Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 DET $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$485,000
1 yrTotal$485,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 145 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Detroit 2/28/12. DFA by Detroit 5/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11. DFA by Washington 7/5/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Washington 12/9/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 6/30/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-114). $0.29M 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 2.1 1.3 0.3 31 2 52.9 44 17 42 6 .273 1.14 3.52 3.83 3.8 0.4
80o 1.8 1.1 0.2 28 2 46.9 42 16 37 5 .287 1.22 3.92 4.26 0.9 0.1
70o 1.6 1 0.2 25 2 42.8 40 15 34 5 .297 1.28 4.21 4.57 -0.8 -0.1
60o 1.4 1 0.2 23 2 39.3 38 14 31 5 .306 1.34 4.46 4.85 -2.0 -0.2
50o 1.3 0.9 0.2 21 1 36.1 36 14 29 5 .314 1.39 4.70 5.11 -3.0 -0.3
40o 1.2 0.8 0.1 19 1 33.0 35 13 26 4 .322 1.44 4.94 5.37 -3.7 -0.4
30o 1 0.7 0.1 17 1 29.7 32 12 24 4 .331 1.50 5.21 5.66 -4.3 -0.4
20o 0.9 0.6 0.1 15 1 26.0 30 11 21 4 .341 1.56 5.52 6 -4.8 -0.5
10o 0.7 0.5 0.1 12 1 21.0 25 10 17 3 .356 1.66 5.97 6.49 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.30.90.221135.43513285.3121.384.675.08-2.8-0.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 32% 9% 15% 48%

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
201529210392687225541043.3211.425.125.569.53.37.11.3-0.5
20163031040270682658843.3101.354.354.728.83.47.51.00.1
20173121040269692556943.3151.374.574.969.03.37.31.2-0.1
20183221037264632352843.3101.344.384.768.83.27.31.10.1
20193321035261592248743.3061.344.314.698.83.37.11.00.1
20203421035260602048743.3121.334.364.739.03.07.21.00.1
20213521032256541945743.3081.314.294.678.73.17.31.10.1
20223621030252511841643.3091.334.294.668.83.17.11.00.1
20233721029250491739643.3091.334.274.648.93.17.11.10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.9out of baseball0.92out of baseballout of baseball4.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Casey Daigle 2009 0.00 DNP
2 83 Andrew Good 2008 0.00 DNP
3 81 Felix Diaz 2009 0.00 DNP
4 81 D.J. Houlton 2008 0.00 DNP
5 81 Kazuhito Tadano 2008 0.00 DNP
6 80 Virgil Vasquez 2010 0.00 DNP
7 79 Corey Thurman 2007 0.00 DNP
8 79 Kei Igawa 2008 13.50
9 79 Ezequiel Astacio 2008 0.00 DNP
10 79 Radhames Liz 2011 0.00 DNP
11 78 Alfredo Simon 2009 9.95
12 77 Jonah Bayliss 2009 0.00 DNP
13 77 Ben Howard 2007 0.00 DNP
14 77 Cory VanAllen 2013 0.00 DNP
15 77 Fernando Rodriguez 2012 5.76
16 77 Chris Bootcheck 2007 5.00
17 77 Bill Murphy 2009 3.18
18 76 Sendy Rleal 2008 0.00 DNP
19 76 Derek Hankins 2012 0.00 DNP
20 76 Yohan Pino 2012 0.00 DNP
21 76 David Gil 2007 0.00 DNP
22 76 Paul Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
23 76 Dustin Molleken 2013 0.00 DNP
24 76 Eammon Portice 2013 0.00 DNP
25 75 Erick Abreu 2012 0.00 DNP
26 75 Andrew Carpenter 2013 0.00 DNP
27 75 Bo Hall 2009 0.00 DNP
28 75 Michael O'Connor 2009 0.00 DNP
29 75 Ryan Mullins 2012 0.00 DNP
30 75 T.J. Nall 2009 0.00 DNP
31 75 Ramon Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
32 75 Cole DeVries 2013 10.80
33 75 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
34 75 Carlos Martinez 2010 0.00 DNP
35 74 Andy Graham 2012 0.00 DNP
36 74 Chris Smith 2009 4.11
37 74 Jeff Sues 2011 0.00 DNP
38 74 T.J. Beam 2009 0.00 DNP
39 73 Marcos Mateo 2012 0.00 DNP
40 73 James Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
41 73 Bobby Brownlie 2009 0.00 DNP
42 73 Eric Stults 2008 4.19
43 73 Travis Webb 2013 0.00 DNP
44 73 Dirk Hayhurst 2009 2.78
45 73 Colby Lewis 2008 0.00 DNP
46 73 B.J. LaMura 2009 0.00 DNP
47 72 Matt Buschmann 2012 0.00 DNP
48 72 Federico Baez 2010 0.00 DNP
49 72 Alberto Bastardo 2012 0.00 DNP
50 72 Craig Anderson 2009 0.00 DNP
51 72 Roman Colon 2008 0.00 DNP
52 72 Billy Buckner 2012 0.00 DNP
53 72 Jake Woods 2010 0.00 DNP
54 72 Phil Dumatrait 2010 0.00 DNP
55 72 Jesse Chavez 2012 10.58
56 72 Esmailin Caridad 2012 0.00 DNP
57 72 Kevin Hart 2011 0.00 DNP
58 72 L.J. Gagnier 2013 0.00 DNP
59 72 P.J. Walters 2013 6.86
60 72 Ken Dayley 1987 3.10
61 71 Steven Hammond 2010 0.00 DNP
62 71 Ken Johnson 1961 4.29
63 71 Fernando Nieve 2011 0.00 DNP
64 71 Matt Chico 2011 0.00 DNP
65 71 Matt Fox 2011 0.00 DNP
66 71 Yusmeiro Petit 2013 3.56
67 71 Travis Blackley 2011 0.00 DNP
68 71 Jon Rauch 2007 3.81
69 71 Jerome Williams 2010 0.00 DNP
70 71 Doug Waechter 2009 8.44
71 71 Cesar Carrillo 2012 0.00 DNP
72 71 Kyle Farnsworth 2004 5.26
73 71 Casey Fien 2012 2.31
74 71 Esteban Yan 2003 6.48
75 71 Dick Tomanek 1959 6.53
76 71 Mike Gosling 2009 5.40
77 71 Brian Slocum 2009 0.00 DNP
78 70 Cliff Fannin 1952 14.09
79 70 Matt Maloney 2012 8.18
80 70 Andrew Dobies 2011 0.00 DNP
81 70 Greg Burke 2011 0.00 DNP
82 70 Michael Wuertz 2007 3.73
83 70 Dustin Richardson 2012 0.00 DNP
84 70 Don Robinson 1985 4.63
85 70 Andy McGaffigan 1985 3.82
86 70 Darren Clarke 2009 0.00 DNP
87 70 Tracy Thorpe 2009 0.00 DNP
88 70 Mike Ballard 2012 0.00 DNP
89 70 Barry Latman 1964 4.70
90 70 Clayton Mortensen 2013 5.64
91 70 Mike Johnston 2007 0.00 DNP
92 70 Josh Geer 2011 0.00 DNP
93 70 Kris Johnson 2013 6.10
94 70 Evan MacLane 2011 0.00 DNP
95 70 Bob Shirley 1982 4.36
96 70 Ed Rakow 1963 4.39
97 70 Mark Leiter 1991 4.34
98 70 Blake Hawksworth 2011 4.92
99 70 Sergio Valdez 1993 12.00
100 70 Jay Howell 1984 2.86

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SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 With 185 career big-league innings, non-roster invitee Collin Balester should provide bullpen depth.
2012 In a challenge trade of former top prospects, Balester came to Detroit this offseason in exchange for the similarly disappointing Ryan Perry. A former starter, Balester was moved to the ‘pen in 2010 and looked promising, as his fastball improved a few ticks and his curveball showed more bite, but last season the wheels fell off. His strikeout rate dropped and he suffered a recurrence of the gopher-ball syndrome that has dogged him throughout his career, causing him to spend the year shuttling between the big club and Triple A. If he can learn to keep the ball in the yard he could become a reliable long man or even work the late innings, but time is not on his side.
2011 Balester's long-anticipated move to the pen came five starts into 2010 at Syracuse—while putting 51 of 111 batters on base, he got tattooed so frequently Sandra Bullock started to suspect he was seeing her ex-husband. After being relegated to relief work in May, Balester posted a 3.38 ERA and struck out more than 20 percent of the batters he faced, using his heavy low-90s heat to good effect. His raw numbers were similarly happy as he started getting late-season stints in the majors, but they came almost entirely in garbage time. He could be the mid-game innings muncher the Nats need, but he'll need to win the job in camp and shine early to keep it.
2010 Balester's performance as a big-league starter over the last two seasons—a .386 SNWP in 22 starts—meets the expectations of a replacement-level hurler pried from the scrapheap rather than someone once considered an upper echelon prospect. Seeing as his struggles derive from facing a lineup more than once while relying too heavily on his fastball (heat accounted for 70 percent of his deliveries last year), a move to the bullpen is in store for the young righty.
2009 Balester has been on top of the Nationals' prospect list in recent years, but that's mostly involved being the best of a then-poor system rather than being a great prospect. He's a good prospect, spending half his age-22 season getting on-the-job training in the majors. Tall and (to date) durable, Balester relies on a fastball/curve/changeup package. He's successful when he keeps them down; when they get left up in the zone, which happens entirely too often, they end up as souvenirs. Don't expect him to automatically have a rotation slot this spring.
2008 Balester has generally been considered the Nats' top pitching prospect at the upper levels, but that probably says more about the Washington system than anything else. That's not a total knock against Balester, but in other organizations, he'd be no more than a decent prospect-a solid arm with three average pitches and some idea of what to do with them. That's the description of a fourth starter in the big leagues.
2007 A rangy, long-limbed young surfer dude from SoCal, Balester didn`t embarrass himself in either the Carolina League or Double-A once he ironed out some early mechanical problems. Already dealing in the low-90s with solid command, he`s still working on making a potentially plus curve a more reliable change of pace. He`ll repeat Double-A, probably for a full season, but if he pitches through the next three or four years without injury, he could mature into a solid mid-rotation starter.
2006 A polished California high school pitcher picked in 2004, Balester`s currently the Nationals` best pitching prospect. He`s mostly a fastballer at this point, but improved command of his curve helped him garner his acclaim. His comparables make for interesting reading in that they reflect a group known for their heaters, their promise, and their disappointments. If he becomes consistent with his offspeed stuff, his upside isn`t too far from Floyd`s, but as with previous `best` pitching prospects, notably Everts and Hinckley, he needs to survive before you can consider him a can`t-miss commodity. Nats fans should take a short--we won`t say quick--drive south on I-95 and check him out if he`s pitching in Potomac.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)You must check out Collin Balester's website. He has a 'stache status update and lists growing facial hair as one of his top 5 hobbies. He seems to be someone you should know about http://collinbalester.com/
(Charlie from Bethesda)
I just wanted to share this with everyone. Thank you, Charlie. (Tommy Bennett)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Collin Balester threw 3,081 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 (94mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph).