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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
45.0 4.33 1.42 42 3 1 1 0.1
Birth Date10-29-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight265 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.52010
-0.02011
0.92012
0.82013
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
2008 MIN 23 10 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 34 3 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 0.87 2.19 2.37 2.8 0.3
2009 MIN 24 71 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 2 2 0 4 0 0 253 50 17 16 7 78 23 22 2 55 2.34 4.05 4.30 8.2 0.8
2010 MIN 25 47 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 139 34 14 12 4 57 9 8 1 28 3.31 3.84 3.87 5.1 0.5
2011 MIN 26 58 0 49.0 0.0 49.0 0 2 0 3 0 0 228 53 31 25 4 81 30 28 3 30 4.59 4.92 5.08 -0.5 -0.0
2012 KCA 27 51 0 38.7 0.0 38.7 2 2 0 2 0 0 168 36 13 11 3 55 13 12 4 37 2.56 3.46 3.70 4.6 0.5
2012 SFN 27 27 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 1 0 0 2 0 0 74 14 5 5 0 20 8 6 0 20 2.55 2.23 1.92 3.9 0.4
2013 SFN 28 60 0 49.0 0.0 49.0 0 3 0 3 0 0 237 67 24 23 3 96 20 16 3 54 4.22 3.02 2.74 7.5 0.8
Career3240259.00.0259.0611015001133257105932139110392132293.233.713.7531.73.3

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 BLT A 20 6 54.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FTM A+ 5 1 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.174 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 27 5 63.0 6.16 50 .260 .255 .328 .385 .256 .287 78 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2007 NBR AA 46 0 61.0 5.15 97 .260 .262 .336 .402 .260 .231 107 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2007 ROC AAA 5 0 8.7 7.97 1 .357 .263 .338 .413 .268 .417 91 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2007 ARA Wnt 6 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ARA Wnt 37 0 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 MIN MLB 10 0 10.3 2.37 151 .074 .266 .336 .436 .264 .103 103 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2008 FTM A+ 5 0 10.3 3.50 115 .198 .261 .334 .381 .255 .241 97 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2008 NBR AA 11 0 15.3 4.77 104 .261 .266 .336 .403 .254 .326 107 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2008 TWI Rk 7 0 11.0 2.73 133 .207 .230 .315 .299 .243 .370 90 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2009 MIN MLB 71 0 61.7 4.30 115 .233 .267 .333 .426 .261 .259 105 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2009 ROC AAA 5 0 6.3 4.26 109 .095 .235 .312 .339 .232 .125 109 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2010 MIN MLB 47 0 32.7 3.87 121 .263 .258 .329 .411 .259 .309 109 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2010 ROC AAA 2 0 1.7 8.00 13 .502 .274 .339 .463 .272 .625 95 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2010 ARA Wnt 5 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 58 0 49.0 5.08 91 .294 .264 .327 .420 .266 .304 104 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2011 ARA Wnt 11 0 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 51 0 38.7 3.70 118 .270 .256 .325 .409 .264 .297 101 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2012 SFN MLB 27 0 17.7 1.92 152 .233 .251 .314 .402 .258 .304 92 4.0 0.4 3.9 0.4
2013 SFN MLB 60 0 49.0 2.74 132 .311 .257 .319 .395 .260 .410 100 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8

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 FTM A+ 0 0 0 5 1 12.0 5 5 17 1 0% -.174 3.8 3.8 0.8 12.8 0.83 1.50 0.0 0.0
2005 BLT A 6 3 2 20 6 54.3 43 40 78 6 0% -.294 7.1 6.6 1.0 12.9 1.53 4.31 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 3 5 0 27 5 63.0 52 27 77 10 41% .287 7.4 3.9 1.4 11.0 1.25 3.57 6.6 0.7
2007 ROC AAA 0 1 0 5 0 8.7 9 5 6 3 33% .417 9.3 5.2 3.1 6.2 1.61 6.21 -2.9 -0.3
2007 ARA Wnt 2 0 0 37 0 19.3 15 3 24 2 0% .289 7.0 1.4 0.9 11.2 0.93 1.87 0.0 0.0
2007 NBR AA 5 3 9 46 0 61.0 40 48 75 7 47% .231 5.9 7.1 1.0 11.1 1.44 3.54 5.7 0.6
2008 FTM A+ 0 0 0 5 0 10.3 7 3 8 0 45% .241 6.1 2.6 0.0 7.0 0.97 2.62 1.6 0.2
2008 MIN MLB 0 1 0 10 0 10.3 3 0 5 0 45% .103 2.6 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.29 0.87 2.8 0.3
2008 NBR AA 1 1 2 11 0 15.3 16 7 17 2 29% .326 9.4 4.1 1.2 10.0 1.50 2.94 1.7 0.2
2008 TWI Rk 2 1 0 7 0 11.0 10 1 16 0 63% .370 8.2 0.8 0.0 13.1 1.00 2.45 3.1 0.3
2009 ROC AAA 1 0 1 5 0 6.3 2 1 4 0 50% .125 2.9 1.4 0.0 5.7 0.48 0.00 0.5 0.1
2009 MIN MLB 2 2 0 71 0 61.7 50 23 55 7 39% .259 7.3 3.4 1.0 8.0 1.18 2.34 8.2 0.8
2010 ROC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 6 1 2 1 33% .625 31.8 5.3 5.3 10.6 4.12 26.47 -0.9 -0.1
2010 ARA Wnt 1 0 2 5 0 6.0 6 2 4 0 0% .316 9.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 1.33 1.50 0.0 0.0
2010 MIN MLB 1 1 0 47 0 32.7 34 9 28 4 32% .309 9.4 2.5 1.1 7.7 1.32 3.31 5.1 0.5
2011 ARA Wnt 4 0 0 11 0 10.0 11 0 12 1 0% .385 9.9 0.0 0.9 10.8 1.10 2.70 0.0 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 0 2 0 58 0 49.0 53 30 30 4 33% .304 9.7 5.5 0.7 5.5 1.69 4.59 -0.5 -0.0
2012 KCA MLB 2 2 0 51 0 38.7 36 13 37 3 34% .297 8.4 3.0 0.7 8.6 1.27 2.56 4.6 0.5
2012 SFN MLB 1 0 0 27 0 17.7 14 8 20 0 39% .304 7.1 4.1 0.0 10.2 1.25 2.55 3.9 0.4
2013 SFN MLB 0 3 0 60 0 49.0 67 20 54 3 38% .410 12.3 3.7 0.6 9.9 1.78 4.22 7.5 0.8

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 127 0.4724 0.5197 0.8636 0.7500 0.3134 0.9333 0.7143 0.1364
2009 976 0.5328 0.4600 0.8085 0.6192 0.2785 0.8602 0.6772 0.1893
2010 530 0.5151 0.4736 0.7968 0.6740 0.2607 0.8424 0.6716 0.2032
2011 935 0.4941 0.4182 0.8517 0.6255 0.2156 0.9273 0.6373 0.1483
2012 957 0.5413 0.4493 0.8047 0.6197 0.2483 0.8629 0.6330 0.1930
2013 856 0.5058 0.4755 0.7936 0.6721 0.2742 0.8625 0.6207 0.2039
Career43810.51720.45510.81420.64140.25650.87550.64840.1844

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-28 2013-03-25 Camp 25 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips - -
2011-05-15 2011-05-30 15-DL 15 14 Left Elbow Strain -
2011-05-05 2011-05-08 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness -
2010-08-12 2010-09-12 15-DL 31 28 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-08-16
2010-04-16 2010-05-14 15-DL 28 24 Left Elbow Strain -
2010-03-25 2010-03-27 Camp 2 0 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-02-28 2010-03-06 Camp 6 0 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-07-26 2009-07-28 DTD 2 2 General Medical Dehydration Light Headed -
2009-03-25 2009-03-26 Camp 1 0 Right Ankle Contusion Spiked -
2009-03-15 2009-03-17 Camp 2 0 Ankle Sprain -
2008-04-03 2008-07-21 Minors 109 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Fracture - -
2008-01-12 2008-01-12 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Fracture -
2005-08-10 2005-08-23 Minors 13 0 Left Shoulder Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SFN $1,800,000
2012 KCA $925,000
2011 MIN $445,000
2010 MIN $430,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,600,000
4 yrTotal$3,600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 24 dSFX1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May earn about $1M in performance bonuses based on games pitched. Released by Boston 3/23/14.
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/26/13 (refused assignment 11/27/13).
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/21/11. Claimed by San Francisco off waivers from Kansas City 8/6/12.
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11. Non-tendered by Minnesota 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2010). Re-signed 3/7/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 3/8/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/09. Recalled 4/21/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/15/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 1/24/08. Optioned to Double-A 3/9/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Optioned to Double-A 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 2/06. Optioned 3/06.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 4.3 1.9 1.1 80 0 61.9 51 20 58 5 .271 1.14 3.10 3.37 11.2 1.1
80o 3.8 1.6 0.9 72 0 55.8 49 19 52 5 .286 1.23 3.51 3.82 7.1 0.7
70o 3.4 1.4 0.8 67 0 51.6 48 19 48 4 .297 1.30 3.81 4.15 4.5 0.5
60o 3.2 1.2 0.7 62 0 48.1 47 18 45 4 .306 1.36 4.08 4.43 2.6 0.3
50o 2.9 1.1 0.7 58 0 44.9 46 18 42 4 .314 1.42 4.33 4.7 1.0 0.1
40o 2.7 1 0.6 54 0 41.8 44 17 39 4 .323 1.47 4.58 4.98 -0.5 -0.0
30o 2.4 0.8 0.5 50 0 38.5 43 17 36 4 .332 1.54 4.85 5.28 -1.8 -0.2
20o 2.1 0.7 0.4 45 0 34.8 40 16 32 4 .343 1.62 5.18 5.63 -3.1 -0.3
10o 1.8 0.5 0.3 39 0 29.8 37 14 28 3 .358 1.73 5.65 6.14 -4.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.91.10.658044.34517414.3121.404.294.661.20.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
33% 49% 29% 22% 90%

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
20153031161047482041439.3081.444.484.879.13.87.80.80.0
20163131157044451838439.3081.434.354.729.23.77.80.80.1
20173231152040431639439.3291.464.745.159.63.68.70.9-0.1
20183321050038421734439.3261.544.955.389.94.08.00.9-0.2
20193431152040421635439.3161.464.645.049.53.67.90.9-0.0
20203521046036381632439.3121.514.955.389.64.08.11.0-0.2
20213621039030341326439.3251.555.485.9510.13.97.71.2-0.3
20223710032024281020339.3281.565.526.0010.43.77.41.1-0.3
2023381002802124918339.3291.555.475.9410.13.87.61.3-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
28.318.625.319.728.220.4120

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Mark Eichhorn 1990 3.83
2 92 Mark Lowe 2012 3.43
3 91 Ricardo Rincon 1999 4.84
4 91 Bob Locker 1967 2.53
5 91 Mike Schooler 1992 5.05
6 90 Damaso Marte 2004 3.42
7 90 Gregg Olson 1996 5.16
8 90 Bill Campbell 1978 4.44
9 90 Jeff Fassero 1992 3.78
10 90 Mark Davis 1990 5.64
11 90 Dave Smith 1984 2.56
12 90 Jeff Nelson 1996 4.60
13 90 Jeff Montgomery 1991 3.20
14 90 Doug Henry 1993 6.22
15 89 Bob Howry 2003 12.46
16 89 Dan Plesac 1991 4.78
17 89 T.J. Mathews 1999 4.27
18 89 Todd Frohwirth 1992 2.80
19 89 Dave Veres 1996 4.64
20 89 Greg McMichael 1996 3.84
21 89 Randy Myers 1992 4.29
22 89 Stan Belinda 1996 6.91
23 89 Tim Stoddard 1982 4.18
24 88 Chris Ray 2011 4.96
25 88 Lindy McDaniel 1965 3.14
26 88 Lou Pote 2001 4.26
27 88 Jason Christiansen 1999 4.06
28 88 Bob James 1988 0.00 DNP
29 88 Gary Lucas 1984 3.40
30 88 Chad Bradford 2004 4.73
31 88 Jim Mecir 1999 3.05
32 88 Scott Sullivan 2000 3.64
33 88 Ricky Bottalico 1999 5.52
34 88 Mike Jackson 1994 1.70
35 88 Al Holland 1982 3.82
36 88 Billy Koch 2004 4.59
37 87 Don McMahon 1959 2.97
38 87 Cecil Upshaw 1972 3.93
39 87 Larry Andersen 1982 6.33
40 87 Al Hrabosky 1979 4.29
41 87 Steve Kline 2002 3.55
42 87 Todd Wellemeyer 2008 3.94
43 87 Rawly Eastwick 1980 5.73
44 87 B.J. Ryan 2005 2.56
45 87 Sparky Lyle 1974 2.53
46 87 Jesse Orosco 1986 2.67
47 87 Tug McGraw 1974 4.47
48 87 Jeff Reardon 1985 3.18
49 87 Steve Foucault 1979 0.00 DNP
50 86 Paul Shuey 2000 3.68
51 86 Ryan Madson 2010 2.72
52 86 Jay Ritchie 1966 4.83
53 86 Roy Lee Jackson 1983 4.79
54 86 Robb Nen 1999 4.48
55 86 Mel Rojas 1996 3.33
56 86 Curtis Leskanic 1997 5.55
57 86 George Frazier 1984 4.08
58 86 Gary Lavelle 1978 3.78
59 86 Scott Stewart 2005 0.00 DNP
60 86 Tim Burke 1988 4.06
61 85 Rich Gossage 1981 1.16
62 85 Warren Brusstar 1981 4.38
63 85 Keith Foulke 2002 3.01
64 85 Dave Schmidt 1986 3.70
65 85 Xavier Hernandez 1995 4.70
66 85 Windy McCall 1955 4.57
67 85 Aquilino Lopez 2004 6.86
68 85 Lee Smith 1987 3.23
69 85 Ray Narleski 1958 4.27
70 85 Tom House 1976 4.53
71 85 Roberto Hernandez 1994 5.48
72 85 Mike Stanton 1996 3.66
73 85 Fred Gladding 1965 2.83
74 84 Bill Dawley 1987 4.75
75 84 Rafael Betancourt 2004 4.32
76 84 Carlos Villanueva 2013 4.06
77 84 John Habyan 1993 4.31
78 84 Darold Knowles 1971 3.71
79 84 Bill Simas 2001 0.00 DNP
80 84 Matt Capps 2013 0.00 DNP
81 84 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
82 84 Chuck McElroy 1997 4.20
83 84 Brian Fuentes 2005 3.03
84 84 Tom Davey 2003 0.00 DNP
85 84 Mike Timlin 1995 3.00
86 84 Rob Murphy 1989 3.34
87 84 Jim Poole 1995 3.93
88 84 Neal Cotts 2009 7.36
89 84 Darren Holmes 1995 3.51
90 83 Jeff Calhoun 1987 2.74
91 83 Felix Rodriguez 2002 4.30
92 83 Scott Radinsky 1997 3.18
93 83 Jesse Crain 2011 2.89
94 83 Bob McClure 1981 3.52
95 83 Terry Adams 2002 5.00
96 83 Rich Monteleone 1992 3.40
97 83 Todd Jones 1997 3.73
98 83 Craig Lefferts 1987 4.29
99 83 Mike Hartley 1991 4.32
100 83 Pedro Borbon 1997 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .248 .313 .351 .254
11 vs R (Multi) .325 .404 .492 .335
18 Split (Multi) -.076 -.092 -.141 -.081
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .276 .343 .367 .278
31 vs R (2013) .360 .425 .541 .354
38 Split (2013) -.085 -.083 -.173 -.075
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Mijares was in the midst of a solid season for the Royals last year, which made it surprising that the Giants were able to claim him off waivers in August at the cost of assuming the remainder of his one-year deal. He joined Lopez and Affeldt as left-handed relievers, and though he was less effective than Lopez against lefties, he was still quite good. He was better than Lopez against right-handers hitters—though that's a relative term: In spite of having a three-pitch mix (fastball, slider, and changeup) that should allow him to get right-handers out, Mijares has done so at a subpar level.
2012 Mijares entered 2011 slated to be the Twins' top lefty reliever, but control problems greatly diminished his effectiveness, and he never recovered the dominant form that put him on the map in 2008-2009. Through the season's first two months, he had a 7 strikeouts versus 12 walks—a sore elbow that sidelined him in late May may have been a factor—and not until the final week of the season did he get back to an even ratio. Part of the problem was that 57 percent of his workload came against righties, who battered him (.292/.412/.462, 11/20 K/UIBB), where he tamed lefties (.253/.330/.368, 19/8 K/UIBB). His conditioning may have also been an issue; the plump portsider's fastball velocity is down a full 2.0 miles per hour from its peak. Because he's left-handed, he found a suitor in the Royals after the Twins non-tendered him.
2011 Mijares has put up good numbers in his relatively short major-league career, but he frustrates the Twins, who feel that he could become a dominant left-handed reliever with the proper effort. They would like to see him gain some maturity, show more focus on the mound, and get into better shape. Mijares' best pitches are his slider and curve, but the Twins expect that he could add velocity to his fastball—which averages 91 mph—if he dropped some weight. Shedding a few pounds might also allow him to repeat his delivery more easily. Mijares is 26, so there is some room for growth; the Twins just hope that it doesn't come at his waistline.
2010 Somewhere in Venezuela there is a magical place, known as Gordo Synestra. From that magical place come pitchers, fat ones at that, who are made to look even larger because of their incredibly fleshy faces. Once known as the home of Rich Garces, Gordo Synestra has now gifted baseball with Mijares, a lefty doppelganger of Garces who is also an effective pitcher who will still be getting hitters out a decade from now with plus velocity for a lefty and power breaking stuff. Hopefully he avoids the situational label, because he has the stuff to handle a more expansive role.
2009 Fracturing one's pitching elbow in a car accident is rarely a good career move, but fortunately for Mijares he came back from his January mishap in good form, rebounding to make the majors by September. Though a lefty, Gardenhire properly had him pitching whole innings, as he has the stuff to take on all comers. The only problem is that Mijares tends to put on weight; he doesn't throw meatballs, but he sure likes to eat them. He should take some of the set-up innings this season assuming he stays out of traffic, and White Castle.
2008 There are scouts who believe that Mijares could close based on his stuff alone-it's hard to find a lefty with a mid-90s fastball and wipeout slider. There are some issues here, though. Mijares may be listed at 230 pounds, but it's not a good 230, as he's just plain out of shape, which is never a good sign for a player in his early twenties. His attitude is also a concern, as it seems that he doesn't like baseball as much as he's simply good at it. He'll either make the commitment or be a waste of talent in a few years.
2007 Jose Mijares is a left-handed reliever who averaged 11 strikeouts per nine innings in the Florida State League thanks to an outstanding fastball-slider combination. He might become something interesting if he ever gets in shape. Right now, he`s just a fat guy with a good arm.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to think that the Twins can put together a darn good bullpen even with losing Crain, Guerrier, Rauch, and Fuentes (assuming they all leave)? I think it's very funny that Twins fans complain that Jose Mijares is inconsistent but also worry that Crain will leave; call for Anthony Slama and Rob Delaney for nearly two years, but now fear the bullpen will be awful when they might get a chance; and don't trust any low-cost options when a guy like Guerrier was originally claimed off waivers. If the Twins can sort through the many options, they could piece together a very effective group. That being said, any established relievers you would recommed for relatively cheap?
(russadams from St. Paul)
You're not crazy, and you can find the next Matt Guerrier. I think Grant Balfour's worth getting, and Arthur Rhodes and Chan Ho Park or even Kevin Gregg are names worth spending seven figures for. Kerry Wood, Dan Wheeler, an NRI for Justin Duchscherer... it's still a buyer's market as far as finding relief help, given the multiplicity of alternatives. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableHideki Matsui and Kendry Morales go back-to-back off of Jose Mijares. Probably not what the Twins were hoping their lefty specialist would do in that situation. (Dan Wade)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jose Mijares threw 4,534 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (81mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph) and Sinker (90mph).