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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 3.70 1.34 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-14-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.62011
0.22012
0.52013
-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 OAK 23 6 4 25.7 21.3 4.3 1 2 0 0 2 0 116 34 14 13 1 50 8 7 2 19 4.56 3.36 3.57 6.5 0.7
2009 OAK 24 14 12 67.3 65.3 2.0 4 1 0 0 7 1 276 53 30 26 9 89 25 25 0 53 3.48 4.42 5.12 3.5 0.3
2011 OAK 26 13 9 58.3 51.3 7.0 3 5 0 0 6 0 254 62 27 24 4 89 23 23 0 35 3.70 3.94 3.90 5.6 0.6
2012 COL 27 27 7 40.7 26.3 14.3 1 3 0 1 0 0 185 47 37 37 7 81 20 20 0 40 8.19 4.88 5.50 1.7 0.2
2013 COL 28 61 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 3 0 0 5 0 0 238 56 27 26 3 74 23 21 3 53 4.33 3.22 4.00 4.8 0.5
2014 CLE 29 31 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 4 0 0 1 0 0 110 22 10 9 4 42 16 14 0 24 3.28 5.27 5.55 -2.2 -0.2
2014 NYA 29 9 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 2 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0.00 2.07 2.94 0.5 0.1
Career16132274.3164.3110.016110915111912761451352842811511052264.434.104.5420.42.1

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 BAT A- 11 4 29.3 4.35 114 .217 .259 .333 .396 .260 .293 101 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2006 LWD A 27 27 155.1 4.31 82 .236 .246 .321 .362 .259 .282 78 14.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2007 CLR A+ 20 18 117.3 4.21 110 .243 .261 .333 .380 .257 .302 98 11.5 1.1 11.5 1.1
2007 REA AA 7 7 42.0 7.03 66 .255 .265 .339 .400 .265 .273 114 -1.8 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2007 PES Wnt 3 3 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ust Wnt 2 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 OAK MLB 6 4 25.7 3.57 126 .294 .267 .329 .433 .261 .384 102 6.5 0.7 6.5 0.7
2008 MID AA 4 4 12.7 5.69 66 .251 .270 .346 .402 .276 .267 90 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2008 REA AA 33 5 70.3 3.19 134 .256 .258 .334 .394 .254 .322 103 15.3 1.5 16.3 1.6
2008 SAC AAA 5 2 15.3 3.38 134 .188 .286 .359 .456 .269 .211 101 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2009 OAK MLB 14 12 67.3 5.12 93 .225 .263 .324 .426 .258 .233 100 3.9 0.4 3.5 0.3
2011 OAK MLB 13 9 58.3 3.90 111 .272 .264 .326 .414 .266 .302 99 7.3 0.8 5.6 0.6
2011 SAC AAA 17 17 78.3 4.69 105 .279 .290 .360 .458 .269 .310 93 14.2 1.4 14.2 1.4
2012 COL MLB 27 7 40.7 5.50 93 .288 .257 .317 .403 .261 .339 119 1.8 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 MOD A+ 1 1 1.0 2.61 138 -.025 .282 .362 .467 .299 .000 83 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 TUL AA 14 11 69.3 4.30 97 .252 .257 .322 .386 .265 .328 94 6.2 0.7 7.4 0.8
2012 CSP AAA 2 0 2.0 4.70 99 .102 .264 .334 .399 .265 .167 89 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 6 6 25.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 COL MLB 61 0 54.0 4.00 114 .246 .261 .325 .407 .267 .340 114 4.9 0.5 4.8 0.5
2013 CSP AAA 5 0 10.7 3.68 138 .218 .276 .342 .417 .261 .280 120 3.0 0.3 2.8 0.3
2014 CLE MLB 31 0 24.7 5.55 67 .287 .249 .313 .376 .259 .273 101 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2014 NYA MLB 9 0 3.7 2.94 129 .138 .251 .306 .382 .260 .200 100 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 COH AAA 23 1 22.3 5.07 94 .241 .254 .326 .383 .248 .311 105 1.4 0.1 1.4 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 BAT A- 2 1 0 11 4 29.3 23 14 31 1 61% .293 7.1 4.3 0.3 9.5 1.26 2.76 3.6 0.4
2006 LWD A 14 6 0 27 27 155.1 119 75 161 5 51% .282 6.9 4.4 0.3 9.3 1.25 2.96 14.1 1.5
2007 PES Wnt 0 1 0 3 3 7.7 11 2 8 1 0% .400 12.9 2.3 1.2 9.4 1.69 5.84 0.0 0.0
2007 ust Wnt 1 0 0 2 0 6.0 5 1 5 0 0% .278 7.5 1.5 0.0 7.5 1.00 1.50 0.0 0.0
2007 REA AA 2 3 0 7 7 42.0 38 23 34 5 42% .273 8.1 4.9 1.1 7.3 1.45 4.50 -0.0 -0.0
2007 CLR A+ 10 4 0 20 18 117.3 104 54 117 7 48% .302 8.0 4.1 0.5 9.0 1.35 2.46 11.5 1.1
2008 MID AA 1 0 0 4 4 12.7 13 3 5 1 63% .267 9.2 2.1 0.7 3.5 1.26 4.25 -0.3 -0.0
2008 OAK MLB 1 2 0 6 4 25.7 34 8 19 1 44% .384 11.9 2.8 0.4 6.7 1.64 4.56 6.5 0.7
2008 REA AA 5 4 1 33 5 70.3 68 37 66 3 43% .322 8.7 4.7 0.4 8.4 1.49 3.20 16.3 1.6
2008 SAC AAA 1 0 0 5 2 15.3 9 5 15 1 46% .211 5.3 2.9 0.6 8.8 0.92 1.76 4.1 0.4
2009 OAK MLB 4 1 0 14 12 67.3 53 25 53 9 39% .233 7.1 3.3 1.2 7.1 1.16 3.48 3.5 0.3
2011 SAC AAA 8 3 0 17 17 78.3 77 47 72 7 48% .310 8.8 5.4 0.8 8.3 1.58 3.91 14.2 1.4
2011 OAK MLB 3 5 0 13 9 58.3 62 23 35 4 42% .302 9.6 3.5 0.6 5.4 1.46 3.70 5.6 0.6
2012 TUL AA 2 5 0 14 11 69.3 64 30 71 4 53% .328 8.3 3.9 0.5 9.2 1.36 3.63 7.4 0.8
2012 MOD A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 2 1 0 6 6 25.7 24 11 26 0 0% .338 8.4 3.9 0.0 9.1 1.36 4.21 0.0 0.0
2012 COL MLB 1 3 0 27 7 40.7 47 20 40 7 49% .339 10.4 4.4 1.5 8.9 1.65 8.19 1.7 0.2
2012 CSP AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 83% .167 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.50 0.00 0.1 0.0
2013 COL MLB 3 0 0 61 0 54.0 56 23 53 3 52% .340 9.3 3.8 0.5 8.8 1.46 4.33 4.8 0.5
2013 CSP AAA 1 0 0 5 0 10.7 8 4 14 1 69% .280 6.8 3.4 0.8 11.8 1.12 0.84 2.8 0.3
2014 COH AAA 3 1 0 23 1 22.3 21 8 20 2 49% .311 8.5 3.2 0.8 8.1 1.30 4.43 1.4 0.1
2014 CLE MLB 4 0 0 31 0 24.7 22 16 24 4 56% .273 8.0 5.8 1.5 8.8 1.54 3.28 -2.2 -0.2
2014 NYA MLB 0 0 0 9 0 3.7 2 0 2 0 60% .200 4.9 0.0 0.0 4.9 0.55 0.00 0.5 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
2008 417 0.5372 0.4460 0.7903 0.6607 0.1969 0.8176 0.6842 0.2097
2009 1100 0.4836 0.4345 0.7866 0.6015 0.2782 0.8625 0.6329 0.2134
2011 959 0.5068 0.4645 0.8202 0.6317 0.2918 0.8827 0.6812 0.1798
2012 746 0.4678 0.4330 0.7121 0.5989 0.2872 0.8373 0.4825 0.2817
2013 905 0.4652 0.4674 0.7163 0.6366 0.3202 0.7948 0.5806 0.2790
2014 502 0.4084 0.4562 0.7336 0.7122 0.2795 0.8219 0.5783 0.2664
Career46290.47890.45030.76240.63150.28350.84090.60710.2357

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-30 2012-05-12 15-DL 43 31 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique From Food Poisoning - -
2010-03-26 2010-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-30
2010-02-19 2010-02-19 Camp 0 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Lasted for a Few Months -
2010-02-19 2010-03-26 Camp 35 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-30
2009-06-20 2009-10-05 60-DL 107 96 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-06-30

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $1,250,000
2013 COL $675,000
2012 COL $482,000
2010 OAK $410,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$1,967,000
2011Current$1,250,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$3,217,000
6 yrTotal$3,217,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 36 dTurner Gary Sports1 year/$1.25M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2014). Signed by Cleveland 1/15/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Cleveland 6/18/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/14. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cleveland 8/28/14. Contract selected by NY Yankees 8/28/14. DFA by NY Yankees 9/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/28/14. Refused assignment by NY Yankees 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.675M (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Colorado 12/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 1/16/12. Signed by Colorado 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/21/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Philadelphia 7/17/08 (Blanton deal). Contract purchased by Oakland 9/2/08.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2005 (10-307) (Central Missouri State). $52,500 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 0 0 0 0 0 69.8 50 23 66 5 .249 1.05 2.31 2.52 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 63.7 49 23 60 5 .263 1.13 2.66 2.89 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 59.5 48 22 56 5 .273 1.19 2.91 3.16 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 56.0 48 22 53 4 .281 1.24 3.13 3.4 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 52.7 47 21 50 4 .289 1.29 3.34 3.63 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 49.5 45 21 47 4 .297 1.34 3.54 3.85 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 46.2 44 20 43 4 .305 1.39 3.77 4.1 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 42.3 42 19 40 4 .315 1.46 4.04 4.39 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 37.2 40 18 35 4 .329 1.55 4.42 4.8 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000052.14621494.2871.283.313.60.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 40% 17% 19% 74%

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
20153031054058512557545.2931.323.513.828.03.98.90.80.8
20163131059063552360645.2841.243.233.517.93.38.60.91.1
20173231049052482152545.3051.343.734.058.43.79.10.90.6
20183321047050452049545.2961.303.493.798.13.68.80.90.7
20193421046049451946545.2941.323.553.868.33.58.50.90.6
20203521043046421844445.2941.313.463.768.33.58.70.80.6
20213621041043391641445.2951.283.433.738.23.38.60.80.6
20223721037040361538445.2961.293.453.758.23.48.60.90.6
20233821035038351435445.2961.303.463.768.43.38.41.00.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.38.51.74.22.60.521.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
2 87 Jeff Niemann 2012 4.03
3 86 Randy Wells 2012 5.65
4 86 Robinson Tejeda 2011 6.14
5 85 Brian Duensing 2012 5.86
6 85 Aaron Heilman 2008 5.68
7 85 Dustin Nippert 2010 4.45
8 85 Clay Hensley 2009 0.00 DNP
9 85 Brian Burres 2010 5.45
10 84 Matt Belisle 2009 5.81
11 84 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04
12 84 Jason Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
13 83 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
14 83 Darrell Rasner 2010 0.00 DNP
15 83 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
16 83 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
17 83 Mitch Talbot 2013 0.00 DNP
18 82 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
19 82 Craig Stammen 2013 3.31
20 82 Marco Estrada 2013 3.94
21 82 Matt Guerrier 2008 5.42
22 82 Kameron Loe 2011 3.75
23 82 Cha Seung Baek 2009 0.00 DNP
24 81 Kason Gabbard 2011 0.00 DNP
25 81 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
26 81 Garrett Olson 2013 0.00 DNP
27 81 Yunesky Maya 2011 5.23
28 81 Wil Ledezma 2010 7.32
29 81 Sam LeCure 2013 2.66
30 81 Juan Gutierrez 2013 4.72
31 81 David Purcey 2011 5.61
32 81 Rich Hill 2009 8.12
33 81 Chris Young 2008 4.05
34 81 Justin Germano 2012 6.72
35 81 Charlie Morton 2013 3.96
36 80 Edinson Volquez 2013 6.02
37 80 Jon Leicester 2008 0.00 DNP
38 80 J.A. Happ 2012 4.85
39 80 Seth McClung 2010 0.00 DNP
40 80 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
41 80 Dana Eveland 2013 0.00 DNP
42 79 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
43 79 Jason Vargas 2012 3.85
44 79 Manny Parra 2012 5.98
45 79 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
46 79 Taylor Buchholz 2011 3.46
47 79 Joe Saunders 2010 5.31
48 79 Armando Galarraga 2011 7.38
49 79 Sergio Mitre 2010 3.83
50 79 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
51 79 Jon Rauch 2008 4.52
52 79 Micah Owings 2012 3.72
53 79 Francisco Liriano 2013 3.02
54 78 Miguel Gonzalez 2013 4.20
55 78 John Maine 2010 6.58
56 78 Lenny DiNardo 2009 11.81
57 78 Kevin Gregg 2007 3.64
58 78 Tom Gorzelanny 2012 3.38
59 78 Gavin Floyd 2012 4.50
60 78 Daniel Cabrera 2010 0.00 DNP
61 77 Dennis Sarfate 2010 0.00 DNP
62 77 Doug Fister 2013 3.92
63 77 David Pauley 2012 7.02
64 77 Roberto Hernandez 2010 4.19
65 77 Brian Stokes 2009 4.22
66 77 Jason Hammel 2012 3.66
67 77 Dan Wheeler 2007 5.79
68 77 Shawn Hill 2010 3.48
69 77 Anibal Sanchez 2013 2.77
70 77 Casey Janssen 2011 2.26
71 77 John Lackey 2008 3.91
72 77 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
73 77 Dean Chance 1970 4.70
74 77 Philip Humber 2012 6.53
75 77 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
76 77 Erik Bedard 2008 4.22
77 77 Andy Messersmith 1975 2.57 DNP
78 77 Juan Guzman 1996 3.26
79 77 Johnny Antonelli 1959 3.41
80 77 Jose Rijo 1994 3.81
81 77 Joe Kennedy 2008 0.00 DNP
82 77 Pat Misch 2011 10.29
83 76 Orel Hershiser 1988 2.46
84 76 Steve Rogers 1979 3.51
85 76 Edgar Gonzalez 2012 5.04
86 76 Norm Charlton 1992 4.32
87 76 Kevin Correia 2010 5.52
88 76 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
89 76 Michael Gonzalez 2007 1.59
90 76 Matt Albers 2012 3.13
91 76 Joel Hanrahan 2011 2.23
92 76 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
93 76 Kevin Appier 1997 3.67
94 76 Mark Mulder 2007 13.91
95 76 Bob Gibson 1965 3.31
96 76 Chris Narveson 2011 4.56
97 76 Jason Jennings 2008 8.89
98 76 Tim Stauffer 2011 3.93
99 76 Curt Schilling 1996 3.39
100 76 Ben McDonald 1997 4.60

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .198 .268 .281 .199
11 vs R (Multi) .331 .408 .484 .301
18 Split (Multi) -.133 -.140 -.203 -.101
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .198 .278 .261 .200
31 vs R (2013) .347 .423 .459 .283
38 Split (2013) -.149 -.146 -.198 -.083
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 Outman, who came to the Rockies with Moscoso in the Seth Smith deal, throws hard for a lefty. The problem is that his pitches either catch too much plate or not enough. He missed the start of 2012 due to a right oblique strain incurred as a result of food poisoning and, uh, the various bodily functions it induces. When healthy, he pitched better out of the bullpen than as a starter and wasn't intimidated by Coors Field. Outman has been much more effective against lefties (514 OPS) than righties (837 OPS) in his brief big-league tenure. If a team had him work one inning at a time, throwing only fastballs and sliders, he might have a career.
2012 Another guy coming back from Tommy John surgery who shows exaggerated lefty/righty splits. Stop me when youíve heard this before. Outman made his major league return after the aforementioned surgery put him on the shelf for the 2010 season. The stuff was slightly depressed from his pre-surgery form, with a fastball sitting in the low-90s and a two-plane slider that didnít quite have the snap or velocity of his 2009 offering. Command is usually the last component to return after surgery, and if Outman can sharpen his ability to throw strikes while increasing his ability to miss bats, he should be able to carve out a future in a major league rotation. If not, Outman could find a home as a short-burst reliever, where his best two pitches could play up with more intensity.
2011 Josh Outman missed all of 2010 recovering from elbow surgery. He had shown rare velocity for a lefty in the past.
2010 Another player received from Philadelphia for Joe Blanton, Outman began the year in the A's rotation and hit his stride in early June, putting together a seven-start streak in which he went at least six innings every time, posted a 2.80 ERA, and limited hitters to a .182 average. With a 92-94 mph fastball that he can dial up to 96 and good enough secondary offerings, he looked very much like another fixture in the team's young rotation, right up until June 19th, when his fastball tubmled down to the upper 80s after his elbow blew up. After Tommy John surgery, he won't be ready to throw until the second half of 2010.
2009 We have to wonder how Outman's family life is. His father wrote a book on pitching mechanics, and as a youth, Josh followed his father's unique program, which employed no leg kick and an extreme back-to-forward rock. Once he got to college, coaches began to standardize his mechanics, and his pro stock took off. It's hard to find southpaws with mid-90s heat, but Outman has that and a sharp slider to boot. His control is an issue, and while the A's made him a starter after acquiring him in the Blanton deal, most scouts see him as a late-inning two-pitch reliever in the end.
2008 If he gets off to a good start this year, Outman will give the Phillies one more option than they had in 2007, when they had to Kyle up their rotation to make it through the season. A southpaw with a low-90s fastball, a slider, and a change, Outman has more strikeout ability than your average Tom, Dick, or Kendrick, but as with many young lefties, he has yet to refine his control. Until he does, he won't be truly worthy of his name.
2007 A tenth-round pick in 2005, Outman finished the year strongly, allowing no runs in five of his last seven starts. He started 2006 as essentially a one-pitch pitcher--a fastball he dials up to 95 MPH--but improved with his changeup and slider as the year went on. Outman originally pitched with an extremely strange motion designed by his father to take stress off his shoulder, and there is some thought that he is still learning to pitch conventionally, causing some of his control problems. Even if his secondary pitches don`t develop, his fastball alone might be enough for him to make it as a power lefty out of the pen. Imagine the marketability of `Out-Man,` superhero closer.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you still a Billy Beane fan? I'm not anymore; the guy can't make good trades that don't involve Dan Haren. If not, do you see any way he doesn't outlive all of us as GM-for-life?
(oira79 from San Francisco)
I wish he'd quit shilling for ownership's desires to move to San Jose (the crying about how the A's can't compete in Oakland isn't really becoming of a man of his stature), but I'm not going to be calling for his head any time soon. Taking shots at contention hasn't worked out when he's gone for it, but I'd dispute this "good trades" point -- three years of Seth Smith for Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso is a steal, for instance. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat as I'm ready to get amped up for the 2012 season. Rotation Q's for a deeper league: Do Tyson Ross and Kris Medlen have chances of carving out rolls with those rotations currently influx?
(Bringon2012 from Kansas)
Absolutely not to Medlen. Heís good, but heíll need to prove heís recovered from TJ, and the Braves just have soooooo many options merely vying for the fifth spot (Minor, Teheran, Delgado, Vizcaino, etc.), most of which are now younger and more talented than Medlen. Medlen's probably 10th on their SP depth chart. Not a bad problem to have for a team, but for a Medlen owner it is. Ross has a slightly higher a chance, but the Aís also brought in quite the haul of starter candidates this winter between Jarrod Parker, Brad Peacock, and Tom Milone, plus mainstays (while healthy) of Brett Anderson, Dallas Braden, Brandon McCarthy, and (to a lesser extent) Guillermo Moscoso. Then you have the usual Ross-esque fill-ins like Graham Godfrey and Josh Outman, so itíll be tough. (Derek Carty)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like to round out the A's rotation out of Brandon McCarthy, Josh Outman, Tyson Ross, Bobby Cramer, and the forever-injured Rich Harden?
(Tom from Madison)
What, you mean in terms of finding a fifth ma to fight for the honor of being fifth starter? Ian Krol's a way's off yet. Pedro Figueroa's coming back from TJS and will start the season on the DL--that has to make him an honorary competitor, no? (Christina Kahrl)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see the A's doing with Josh Outman, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery? There doesn't seem to be a place in the bullpen or rotation.
(Dave from Chicago)
Gotta' wait and see what he can do when healthy and then make the decision. Perhaps he comes back and Gio gets hurt so you have another young starter to plug in. Or maybe he can be packaged elsewhere. You can never have enough good, young pitching, so it really wouldn't hurt to just keep him and figure out the role later. (Eric Seidman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Josh Outman has thrown 4,719 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (89mph) and Curve (78mph).