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Portrait of Matt Nevarez

Matt Nevarez PPirates

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.3 4.29 1.50 36 1 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date2-26-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
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

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
2006 RNG Rk 1 0 1.0 6.59 85 .479 .266 .361 .430 .291 .500 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SPO A- 16 7 43.3 5.61 83 .295 .251 .340 .360 .257 .321 103 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2009 HIC A 34 0 35.0 3.10 129 .213 .248 .322 .354 .259 .269 102 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2009 LEX A 8 0 8.3 1.05 174 .088 .241 .310 .354 .249 .188 96 3.4 0.4 3.4 0.4
2010 CCH AA 36 0 38.3 5.74 67 .270 .256 .335 .376 .259 .309 97 -2.8 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2010 PEJ Wnt 7 0 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 CCH AA 17 0 21.0 6.05 88 .291 .265 .334 .421 .256 .386 107 -0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ZUL Wnt 16 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .171 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PCH A+ 9 0 15.7 4.19 113 .110 .257 .326 .396 .248 .067 108 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 MNT AA 3 0 2.7 5.58 83 .259 .228 .311 .341 .242 .250 109 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2013 MNT AA 9 0 11.7 3.79 108 .231 .259 .332 .387 .266 .346 102 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 ALT AA 6 0 6.7 3.92 111 .218 .260 .318 .379 .252 .167 98 0.7 0.1 0.7 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
2006 RNG Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 2 1 0% .500 18.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2008 SPO A- 4 2 0 16 7 43.3 39 43 50 3 49% .321 8.1 8.9 0.6 10.4 1.89 4.36 3.0 0.3
2009 HIC A 1 4 9 34 0 35.0 22 15 50 1 48% .269 5.7 3.9 0.3 12.9 1.06 2.83 7.2 0.7
2009 LEX A 1 0 4 8 0 8.3 3 0 13 0 38% .188 3.3 0.0 0.0 14.1 0.36 0.00 3.4 0.4
2010 PEJ Wnt 0 0 1 7 0 6.7 11 2 3 1 0% .370 14.8 2.7 1.3 4.0 1.94 8.06 0.0 0.0
2010 CCH AA 2 1 1 36 0 38.3 30 46 41 1 47% .309 7.0 10.8 0.2 9.6 1.98 3.76 -3.0 -0.3
2011 ZUL Wnt 0 2 1 16 0 13.3 7 5 13 1 0% .171 4.7 3.4 0.7 8.8 0.90 3.38 0.0 0.0
2011 CCH AA 0 2 0 17 0 21.0 22 25 23 0 40% .386 9.4 10.7 0.0 9.9 2.24 9.00 0.0 0.0
2012 MNT AA 0 0 1 3 0 2.7 2 1 5 1 60% .250 6.8 3.4 3.4 16.9 1.12 3.38 -0.0 -0.0
2012 PCH A+ 1 1 1 9 0 15.7 3 3 18 1 48% .067 1.7 1.7 0.6 10.3 0.38 0.57 1.7 0.2
2013 MNT AA 2 1 1 9 0 11.7 9 5 13 0 54% .346 6.9 3.9 0.0 10.0 1.20 2.31 1.0 0.1
2014 ALT AA 1 1 1 6 0 6.7 3 5 9 1 62% .167 4.0 6.8 1.4 12.2 1.20 1.35 0.7 0.1

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-03 2010-06-18 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-06 2010-05-24 Minors 18 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-06-22 2007-08-30 Minors 69 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery - -
2006-07-23 2006-08-30 Minors 38 0 Right Elbow Surgery - -
2006-06-22 2006-07-22 Minors 30 0 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

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 2.3 1 2 42 0 51.8 36 29 52 4 .248 1.26 3.20 3.47 6.7 0.7
80o 1.9 0.8 1.7 37 0 45.0 34 27 45 4 .265 1.38 3.68 4 2.9 0.3
70o 1.7 0.7 1.4 33 0 40.3 33 26 41 4 .277 1.46 4.04 4.39 0.8 0.1
60o 1.5 0.6 1.3 30 0 36.4 31 25 37 3 .288 1.54 4.35 4.73 -0.7 -0.1
50o 1.3 0.5 1.1 27 0 32.8 30 24 33 3 .298 1.62 4.66 5.06 -1.9 -0.2
40o 1.2 0.4 0.9 24 0 29.4 28 22 30 3 .308 1.70 4.97 5.4 -2.9 -0.3
30o 1 0.3 0.8 21 0 25.9 26 21 26 3 .319 1.79 5.30 5.77 -3.6 -0.4
20o 0.8 0.2 0.6 18 0 21.8 23 18 22 3 .332 1.90 5.71 6.21 -4.1 -0.4
10o 0.6 0.2 0.4 13 0 16.5 19 15 17 2 .350 2.06 6.30 6.85 -4.3 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.30.51.126032.02823323.2951.604.605-1.6-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 5% 7% 11% 20%

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
20152821238045402745545.2931.494.384.768.05.49.01.00.1
20162921132038362543445.3211.594.594.998.55.910.10.9-0.0
20173021239047432948545.2971.524.334.718.25.59.11.00.1
20183121238046422746545.2971.504.284.658.25.39.01.00.2
20193221236044402543545.2971.494.254.628.25.28.91.00.2
20203321135042382341545.2971.464.214.578.25.08.91.10.2
20213421133040372239445.2971.484.194.558.35.08.80.90.2
20223521131037342036445.2971.454.214.588.24.88.71.00.2
20233611129035331934445.2971.474.204.568.44.88.71.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball1.21.10.50.80.53.5

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6 90 Eduardo Sierra 2009 0.00 DNP
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10 88 Jason Rice 2013 0.00 DNP
11 87 Justin Hedrick 2009 0.00 DNP
12 87 John Gaub 2012 0.00 DNP
13 87 Mike Benacka 2010 0.00 DNP
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15 87 Luis Pena 2010 0.00 DNP
16 86 Rocky Roquet 2010 0.00 DNP
17 86 Anthony Tomey 2009 0.00 DNP
18 86 Jason Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
19 86 Zach Simons 2012 0.00 DNP
20 86 Jermaine Van Buren 2008 0.00 DNP
21 86 John Lujan 2011 0.00 DNP
22 86 Jim Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
23 85 Barret Browning 2012 5.12
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25 85 Matt Langwell 2013 5.14
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27 85 Matt German 2011 0.00 DNP
28 85 Carlos Vasquez 2010 0.00 DNP
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30 85 Josh Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
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32 85 Jose De La Torre 2013 6.35
33 85 Victor Garate 2012 0.00 DNP
34 84 Edwin Walker 2011 0.00 DNP
35 84 Brent Leach 2010 0.00 DNP
36 84 Jay Buente 2011 10.80
37 84 Roy Corcoran 2007 0.00 DNP
38 83 Zech Zinicola 2012 0.00 DNP
39 83 Rob Wooten 2013 3.90
40 83 Craig Breslow 2008 2.30
41 83 Josh Ellis 2012 0.00 DNP
42 83 Mike DeMark 2010 0.00 DNP
43 83 Justin Friend 2013 0.00 DNP
44 83 Kam Mickolio 2011 6.75
45 83 Pedro Viola 2010 13.50
46 83 Dumas Garcia 2011 0.00 DNP
47 83 Ryan Reid 2012 0.00 DNP
48 82 Jon Hunton 2010 0.00 DNP
49 82 Pat Venditte 2012 0.00 DNP
50 82 Joe Testa 2013 0.00 DNP
51 82 Rafael Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
52 82 Mark McLemore 2008 0.00 DNP
53 82 Scott Maine 2012 6.08
54 82 Dale Thayer 2008 0.00 DNP
55 82 Jonathan Ellis 2010 0.00 DNP
56 82 John Axford 2010 2.64
57 82 Matt Peterson 2009 0.00 DNP
58 81 Mitch Lively 2013 0.00 DNP
59 81 Sammy Gervacio 2012 0.00 DNP
60 81 Derrick Loop 2011 0.00 DNP
61 81 Brennan Garr 2011 0.00 DNP
62 81 Clint Everts 2012 0.00 DNP
63 81 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
64 81 Robert Coello 2012 12.79
65 81 Cory Doyne 2009 0.00 DNP
66 81 Jon Link 2011 0.00 DNP
67 81 Spencer Steedley 2012 0.00 DNP
68 81 Billy Sadler 2009 13.50
69 81 Josh Newman 2009 0.00 DNP
70 81 Steve Edlefsen 2012 4.70
71 81 Jeff Stevens 2011 5.14
72 81 Jason Urquidez 2010 0.00 DNP
73 81 Royce Ring 2008 10.07
74 81 Geivy Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
75 81 Will Harris 2012 9.17
76 81 Kevin Cameron 2007 3.72
77 81 Anthony Varvaro 2012 5.94
78 80 Jose Valdez 2010 0.00 DNP
79 80 Matt Daley 2009 4.24
80 80 Daniel Stange 2013 16.20
81 80 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
82 80 Joseph Krebs 2012 0.00 DNP
83 80 Jim Henderson 2010 0.00 DNP
84 80 Brad Kilby 2010 2.16
85 80 Loek Van Mil 2012 0.00 DNP
86 80 Tyler Norrick 2011 0.00 DNP
87 80 Calvin Medlock 2010 0.00 DNP
88 80 Francisco Felix 2011 0.00 DNP
89 80 Josh Roenicke 2010 7.11
90 80 Jesse Carlson 2008 2.40
91 80 Lee Hyde 2012 0.00 DNP
92 80 Jim Hoey 2010 0.00 DNP
93 80 Santiago Casilla 2008 3.93
94 80 Derrik Lutz 2012 0.00 DNP
95 80 Clay Rapada 2008 4.64
96 79 Kelvin Perez 2013 0.00 DNP
97 79 Jeff Jeffords 2012 0.00 DNP
98 79 Romulo Sanchez 2011 0.00 DNP
99 79 T.J. Large 2010 0.00 DNP
100 79 Frank Gailey 2013 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Nevarez, whom the Astros acquired from the Rangers in the Ivan Rodriguez trade during the 2009 season, struggled in the midst of making the two-level jump from Low-A to Double-A last year, walking more than a hitter per inning. His stuff is beyond reproach, which he showed by striking out better than one batter per inning with a hard slider and a fastball that hit 95. However, more than five years after being drafted, he still has little idea of where the ball is going. Predicting Nevarez's future is simple: if he learns to throw strikes, he'll be a short reliever in the major leagues; if he doesn't, he won't. Houston didn't like the chances of his discovering the strike zone's secret hideout, and removed him from the 40-man roster last November.
2010 Part of the payment for Pudge, Matt Nevarez throws hard, which is what you could say about him when he was drafted five years ago, before injuries cost him all of 2006 and 2007; last year marked his full-season debut, and he's seen as closer-worthy.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Matt Nevarez threw 88 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2010, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Change (79mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph).