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Portrait of Zach Kroenke

Zach Kroenke PNationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
111.7 4.52 1.40 67 7 5 1 0.1
Birth Date4-21-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.32010
-0.02011
2012
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
2010 ARI 26 3 1 6.7 5.0 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 9 5 5 2 16 4 4 0 2 6.75 8.21 8.16 -2.7 -0.3
2011 ARI 27 4 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 6 4 4 1 10 1 1 0 3 9.00 5.49 5.69 -0.5 -0.0
Career7110.75.05.711000051159932655057.597.197.22-3.2-0.3

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 STA A- 11 5 39.0 5.34 65 .246 .252 .340 .368 .267 .235 80 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2006 CSC A 25 20 113.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 4 4 14.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .397 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 29 0 43.7 5.33 83 .232 .263 .338 .382 .259 .241 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2007 TRN AA 15 0 14.3 8.94 -11 .370 .267 .340 .405 .263 .364 91 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2008 TRN AA 37 0 43.7 4.90 85 .257 .263 .342 .403 .259 .218 91 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2008 SWB AAA 4 0 10.0 3.25 117 .213 .252 .326 .379 .253 .273 88 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 SWB AAA 36 2 72.3 4.16 109 .221 .261 .328 .395 .248 .249 105 8.6 0.8 8.6 0.8
2009 gcr Wnt 11 0 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ARI MLB 3 1 6.7 8.16 0 .332 .252 .302 .393 .251 .292 93 -2.4 -0.2 -2.7 -0.3
2010 RNO AAA 40 9 97.3 4.88 108 .243 .276 .343 .430 .267 .295 105 12.6 1.2 13.8 1.4
2011 ARI MLB 4 0 4.0 5.69 66 .320 .247 .315 .384 .262 .357 102 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2011 RNO AAA 23 23 128.3 6.33 103 .266 .287 .353 .438 .261 .352 124 21.7 2.1 23.3 2.2
2012 RNO AAA 32 17 119.0 5.90 93 .277 .272 .334 .422 .265 .324 111 11.7 1.2 12.2 1.1
2013 NAS AAA 32 19 129.7 5.07 89 .276 .264 .330 .401 .264 .305 96 7.6 0.8 5.0 0.5
2014 HAR AA 18 16 83.0 5.55 78 .328 .261 .321 .392 .261 .353 103 -1.9 -0.2 -1.3 -0.2
2014 SYR AAA 2 2 10.7 5.33 82 .279 .233 .296 .347 .233 .308 96 -0.3 -0.0 -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 STA A- 1 1 2 11 5 39.0 30 15 28 2 39% .235 6.9 3.5 0.5 6.5 1.15 2.54 1.6 0.2
2006 CSC A 8 6 0 25 20 113.1 124 41 86 9 0% .319 9.9 3.3 0.7 6.8 1.46 3.58 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 0 3 0 4 4 14.2 23 8 8 0 0% .397 14.6 5.1 0.0 5.1 2.18 8.24 0.0 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 2 2 0 29 0 43.7 34 19 33 2 55% .241 7.0 3.9 0.4 6.8 1.21 2.27 -0.2 -0.0
2007 TRN AA 0 1 2 15 0 14.3 21 12 12 5 49% .364 13.2 7.6 3.1 7.6 2.31 9.44 -4.1 -0.4
2008 TRN AA 6 0 1 37 0 43.7 28 26 44 4 54% .218 5.8 5.4 0.8 9.1 1.24 3.09 0.5 0.0
2008 SWB AAA 1 0 0 4 0 10.0 7 2 10 0 59% .273 6.3 1.8 0.0 9.0 0.90 1.80 2.1 0.2
2009 gcr Wnt 1 0 2 11 0 15.3 15 4 14 2 0% .295 8.8 2.4 1.2 8.2 1.24 5.29 0.0 0.0
2009 SWB AAA 7 1 4 36 2 72.3 54 30 55 4 51% .249 6.7 3.7 0.5 6.8 1.16 1.99 8.6 0.8
2010 ARI MLB 1 0 0 3 1 6.7 9 4 2 2 50% .292 12.2 5.4 2.7 2.7 1.95 6.75 -2.7 -0.3
2010 RNO AAA 7 3 2 40 9 97.3 94 39 69 5 45% .295 8.7 3.6 0.5 6.4 1.37 3.51 13.8 1.4
2011 RNO AAA 10 3 0 23 23 128.3 173 50 73 14 48% .352 12.1 3.5 1.0 5.1 1.74 5.89 23.3 2.2
2011 ARI MLB 0 1 0 4 0 4.0 6 1 3 1 67% .357 13.5 2.2 2.2 6.8 1.75 9.00 -0.5 -0.0
2012 RNO AAA 6 5 0 32 17 119.0 150 36 59 12 40% .324 11.3 2.7 0.9 4.5 1.56 5.67 12.2 1.1
2013 NAS AAA 5 16 0 32 19 129.7 134 49 89 10 42% .305 9.3 3.4 0.7 6.2 1.41 4.51 5.0 0.5
2014 SYR AAA 1 0 0 2 2 10.7 12 4 3 0 33% .308 10.1 3.4 0.0 2.5 1.50 4.22 -0.6 -0.1
2014 HAR AA 3 9 0 18 16 83.0 119 32 44 13 39% .353 12.9 3.5 1.4 4.8 1.82 6.72 -1.3 -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
2010 113 0.4779 0.3717 0.9048 0.5000 0.2542 0.9630 0.8000 0.0952
2011 71 0.5211 0.4648 0.8788 0.6216 0.2941 0.9565 0.7000 0.1212
Career1840.49460.40760.89480.54690.26960.96050.76140.1052

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-08-28 2005-09-05 Minors 8 8 Right Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 48 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Washington as a free agent 5/23/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12. Elected free agency 11/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Selected by Arizona from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/10/09. Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 2009. Selected by Florida from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/12/08. Returned to NY Yankees 3/16/09.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2005 (5-169) (Nebraska). $0.155M 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 7 6.1 0.8 36 19 130.3 115 38 80 13 .270 1.17 3.58 3.89 17.2 1.8
80o 6.4 6.1 0.7 34 18 123.7 116 38 76 13 .283 1.25 3.93 4.27 10.9 1.1
70o 6 6.1 0.7 33 17 119.1 116 39 73 13 .291 1.30 4.19 4.55 6.6 0.7
60o 5.7 6.1 0.6 32 16 115.2 116 39 71 13 .299 1.35 4.41 4.79 3.3 0.3
50o 5.4 6.1 0.6 31 16 111.6 116 39 69 13 .306 1.39 4.62 5.02 0.4 0.0
40o 5.1 6 0.6 30 15 108.1 117 39 66 13 .313 1.44 4.83 5.25 -2.3 -0.2
30o 4.8 6 0.5 29 15 104.4 116 39 64 13 .321 1.49 5.06 5.5 -4.9 -0.5
20o 4.5 6 0.5 28 14 100.1 116 39 62 13 .330 1.55 5.33 5.79 -7.7 -0.8
10o 4 5.9 0.4 26 13 94.3 116 38 58 13 .342 1.63 5.71 6.21 -11.2 -1.1
Weighted Mean5.460.63116111.4116386813.3051.384.594.990.80.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 4% 0% 3% 7%

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
201531441231081842550945.3081.354.404.789.42.85.61.00.2
201632340229778327471045.3121.434.865.289.73.25.51.2-0.2
20173333020870752341845.3081.414.745.169.73.05.31.0-0.1
20183433019867712242845.3091.394.655.069.53.05.61.1-0.0
20193533017760641936745.3111.394.715.129.72.95.41.1-0.1
20203623016757601835745.3111.384.685.099.52.95.61.1-0.0
20213722015654581833745.3111.424.735.149.73.05.51.2-0.1
20223822015653571732745.3101.404.695.109.72.95.41.2-0.0
20233922015652561732645.3111.404.675.089.72.95.51.0-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1out of baseballout of baseball0.40.20.31.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Willie Collazo 2010 0.00 DNP
2 88 Philip Barzilla 2009 0.00 DNP
3 87 Jason Cromer 2011 0.00 DNP
4 86 Chris Jakubauskas 2009 5.71
5 86 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
6 84 Chase Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
7 84 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
8 84 Carlos Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
9 84 Matt Palmer 2009 4.08
10 84 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
11 83 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
12 83 Chris George 2010 0.00 DNP
13 83 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
14 83 Steve Green 2008 0.00 DNP
15 83 Andrew Kown 2013 0.00 DNP
16 83 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
17 82 Eric Junge 2007 0.00 DNP
18 82 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
19 82 Shane Loux 2010 0.00 DNP
20 82 Justin James 2012 0.00 DNP
21 82 Eddie Bonine 2011 0.00 DNP
22 82 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
23 82 Joey Newby 2012 0.00 DNP
24 81 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
25 81 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
26 81 Jeff Fulchino 2010 5.70
27 80 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
28 80 Jim Magrane 2009 0.00 DNP
29 80 Levale Speigner 2011 0.00 DNP
30 80 Andy Mitchell 2009 0.00 DNP
31 80 Jason Stanford 2007 5.13
32 79 Matt Zaleski 2012 0.00 DNP
33 79 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
34 78 Chris Sampson 2008 4.60
35 78 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
36 78 Nic Ungs 2010 0.00 DNP
37 78 Carlos Torres 2013 3.54
38 78 Matt Ginter 2008 5.14
39 78 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
40 78 Spike Lundberg 2007 0.00 DNP
41 78 Brad Salmon 2010 0.00 DNP
42 78 Travis Hughes 2008 0.00 DNP
43 77 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
44 77 Matt DeSalvo 2011 0.00 DNP
45 77 Anastacio Martinez 2009 0.00 DNP
46 77 Steve Bray 2011 0.00 DNP
47 77 Dale Thayer 2011 3.48
48 77 Ross Wolf 2013 4.53
49 77 Brian Bowles 2007 0.00 DNP
50 77 Andy Van Hekken 2010 0.00 DNP
51 77 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
52 77 Brian Stokes 2010 9.72
53 76 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
54 76 Sam Narron 2012 0.00 DNP
55 76 Zach Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
56 76 Timothy McNab 2010 0.00 DNP
57 76 Landon Jacobsen 2009 0.00 DNP
58 76 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
59 76 Henry Bonilla 2009 0.00 DNP
60 75 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
61 75 Sean White 2011 0.00 DNP
62 75 Chris Baker 2008 0.00 DNP
63 75 Kenny Baugh 2009 0.00 DNP
64 75 Bobby Cramer 2010 3.04
65 75 Gabe DeHoyos 2010 0.00 DNP
66 75 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
67 75 Clay Hensley 2010 2.40
68 75 Omar Beltre 2012 0.00 DNP
69 75 Jason Urquidez 2013 0.00 DNP
70 74 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
71 74 David Purcey 2012 0.00 DNP
72 74 Amauri Sanit 2010 0.00 DNP
73 74 Jason Davis 2010 0.00 DNP
74 74 Jorge Campillo 2009 6.23
75 74 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
76 74 Jim Ed Warden 2009 0.00 DNP
77 74 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
78 74 Brian Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
79 74 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
80 74 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
81 74 Joe Bateman 2010 0.00 DNP
82 74 Mario Ramos 2008 0.00 DNP
83 74 Charlie Zink 2010 0.00 DNP
84 74 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
85 74 Mike Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
86 74 Jim Paduch 2013 0.00 DNP
87 73 Luke Hudson 2007 22.50
88 73 Heath Totten 2009 0.00 DNP
89 73 Tim Wood 2013 0.00 DNP
90 73 Brian Mazone 2007 0.00 DNP
91 73 Eric Stults 2010 0.00 DNP
92 73 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
93 73 Roger Deago 2007 0.00 DNP
94 73 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
95 73 Scott Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
96 73 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
97 73 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
98 73 Eude Brito 2009 0.00 DNP
99 73 Jon Adkins 2008 2.45
100 72 Beau Vaughan 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 After struggling in relief at Triple-A in 2010, former lefty specialist Zach Kroenke's first full season in a minor-league rotation went poorly—shocking, we know.
2011 After lifting Kroenke from the Yankees in the 2009 Rule 5 draft, the Diamondbacks hoped to turn the low-velocity lefty into a southpaw specialist. Last season, he struggled mightily as a reliever at Triple-A, posting a 5.06 RA in 53.1 innings, but managed an impressive 2.25 RA in nine starts and 43 frames as a starter. In the majors, this trend continued, though over a drastically reduced sample of performance. Since Kroenke has no chance of being a successful starter in the long term, it is to be hoped that the ground-ball inclined lefty—whose name sounds like a cross between Zack Greinke and the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin's catch phrase—can apply his transient success in the rotation to his work in relief.
2010 Low-velocity lefty Zach Kroenke is a Rule 5 selection for two years in a row: the Marlins took him in December, 2008, and the D'backs took him this time around. The Snakes need southpaws, so Kroenke might stick, but if not, he would have the option of becoming a free agent rather than returning to the Yankees.
2009 If you say his name quickly, Kroenke can pass for a certain Royals ace, but he's actually a converted starter with a nasty slider who took a step toward curbing his control issues last season. More of those steps await him on the road to big-league LOOGYdom, but he'll have to take them fast if he hopes to stick with the Marlins, who selected him in the Rule 5 Draft. Kroenke actually had a reverse split last year, at Trenton and at Scranton (to a lesser extent).

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This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: Navigating Free AgencyJoshua Kusnick2014-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Rule 5 RouletteBen Lindbergh2011-04-07


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Zach Kroenke threw 446 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph).