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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.40 1.25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-13-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22010
0.62011
0.92012
0.42013
1.12014
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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
2009 TEX 24 7 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 6 6 6 0 9 4 4 0 9 7.71 2.29 3.37 1.9 0.2
2010 TEX 25 15 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 60 17 12 12 2 29 11 11 1 11 10.12 6.80 7.31 -1.7 -0.2
2011 BAL 26 12 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 2 0 0 1 0 0 46 8 1 1 0 10 3 3 0 12 0.73 1.85 2.37 3.7 0.4
2011 TEX 26 11 0 9.7 0.0 9.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 44 7 4 4 0 7 7 7 1 9 3.72 3.68 3.39 1.8 0.2
2012 BAL 27 70 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 5 2 3 7 0 0 283 52 18 18 2 68 37 35 4 58 2.44 3.54 3.95 8.5 0.9
2013 BAL 28 29 0 22.3 0.0 22.3 0 3 0 3 0 0 111 23 19 18 4 43 15 13 2 24 7.25 5.54 6.71 -3.3 -0.4
2013 CHN 28 37 0 35.0 0.0 35.0 2 2 1 0 0 0 143 22 11 11 1 32 11 11 4 42 2.83 2.28 2.70 6.6 0.7
2014 CHN 29 65 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 2 4 2 4 0 0 244 40 19 15 2 54 25 22 4 71 2.21 2.63 2.92 9.6 1.1
Career2460224.30.0224.3111261700961175908511252113106162363.413.323.8427.02.9

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 ASH A 11 0 13.2 6.15 80 .246 .238 .314 .346 .255 .227 113 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2006 CAS Rk 11 0 13.0 2.24 160 .205 .269 .349 .399 .266 .444 91 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2007 MOD A+ 48 0 54.7 4.21 116 .242 .265 .339 .412 .268 .310 92 11.3 1.1 10.6 1.0
2008 TUL AA 7 0 7.0 3.33 126 .238 .285 .353 .454 .286 .316 94 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2009 TEX MLB 7 0 7.0 3.37 134 .227 .266 .331 .426 .260 .353 106 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2009 FRI AA 36 0 51.3 3.72 131 .238 .273 .349 .400 .251 .315 114 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2009 OKL AAA 11 0 12.7 6.12 45 .293 .277 .345 .418 .287 .324 82 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2009 GIG Wnt 2 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TEX MLB 15 0 10.7 7.31 58 .354 .247 .313 .389 .247 .429 115 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 OKL AAA 39 0 42.3 2.24 157 .197 .274 .347 .426 .265 .307 101 17.7 1.7 17.7 1.7
2010 GIG Wnt 5 0 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 12 0 12.3 2.37 151 .187 .265 .332 .432 .268 .258 109 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2011 TEX MLB 11 0 9.7 3.39 130 .229 .240 .310 .378 .251 .259 109 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2011 ROU AAA 39 0 47.7 3.77 137 .246 .286 .357 .456 .268 .381 106 15.3 1.5 15.3 1.5
2012 BAL MLB 70 0 66.3 3.95 115 .231 .258 .322 .417 .267 .275 105 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9
2012 ESC Wnt 8 0 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .154 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BAL MLB 29 0 22.3 6.71 41 .329 .257 .319 .400 .266 .292 98 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2013 CHN MLB 37 0 35.0 2.70 136 .208 .257 .321 .406 .263 .247 104 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2013 DOM int 4 0 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 65 0 61.0 2.92 126 .205 .256 .320 .394 .267 .268 98 9.6 1.1 9.6 1.1

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 ASH A 2 1 0 11 0 13.2 10 5 13 3 36% .227 6.8 3.4 2.0 8.9 1.14 4.77 0.1 0.0
2006 CAS Rk 1 0 0 11 0 13.0 9 2 22 1 53% .444 6.2 1.4 0.7 15.2 0.85 2.08 5.7 0.6
2007 MOD A+ 5 2 7 48 0 54.7 43 29 75 4 46% .310 7.1 4.8 0.7 12.3 1.32 4.28 10.6 1.0
2008 TUL AA 0 0 3 7 0 7.0 6 4 7 0 42% .316 7.7 5.1 0.0 9.0 1.43 2.57 1.6 0.2
2009 FRI AA 5 5 4 36 0 51.3 48 29 48 1 53% .315 8.4 5.1 0.2 8.4 1.50 4.39 13.2 1.4
2009 TEX MLB 0 0 0 7 0 7.0 6 4 9 0 35% .353 7.7 5.1 0.0 11.6 1.43 7.71 1.9 0.2
2009 OKL AAA 1 1 1 11 0 12.7 13 4 13 2 42% .324 9.2 2.8 1.4 9.2 1.34 7.80 -1.0 -0.1
2009 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 2.3 2 2 1 0 0% .222 7.8 7.8 0.0 3.9 1.74 3.91 0.0 0.0
2010 OKL AAA 1 2 13 39 0 42.3 32 14 57 1 55% .307 6.8 3.0 0.2 12.1 1.09 1.91 17.7 1.7
2010 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 5 0 4.3 8 2 7 2 0% .500 16.7 4.2 4.2 14.7 2.33 6.28 0.0 0.0
2010 TEX MLB 0 0 0 15 0 10.7 17 11 11 2 35% .429 14.3 9.3 1.7 9.3 2.62 10.12 -1.7 -0.2
2011 ROU AAA 4 4 11 39 0 47.7 53 24 55 2 57% .381 10.0 4.5 0.4 10.4 1.62 3.59 15.3 1.5
2011 BAL MLB 2 0 0 12 0 12.3 8 3 12 0 68% .258 5.8 2.2 0.0 8.8 0.89 0.73 3.7 0.4
2011 TEX MLB 0 1 0 11 0 9.7 7 7 9 0 52% .259 6.5 6.5 0.0 8.4 1.45 3.72 1.8 0.2
2012 BAL MLB 5 2 3 70 0 66.3 52 37 58 2 64% .275 7.1 5.0 0.3 7.9 1.34 2.44 8.5 0.9
2012 ESC Wnt 1 0 4 8 0 9.7 4 2 8 0 0% .154 3.7 1.9 0.0 7.4 0.62 2.79 0.0 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 2 2 1 37 0 35.0 22 11 42 1 53% .247 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.8 0.94 2.83 6.6 0.7
2013 BAL MLB 0 3 0 29 0 22.3 23 15 24 4 52% .292 9.3 6.0 1.6 9.7 1.70 7.25 -3.3 -0.4
2013 DOM int 3 0 0 4 0 4.7 2 0 5 0 0% .182 3.9 0.0 0.0 9.6 0.43 0.00 0.0 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 2 4 2 65 0 61.0 40 25 71 2 56% .268 5.9 3.7 0.3 10.5 1.07 2.21 9.6 1.1

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
2009 127 0.4803 0.4646 0.6102 0.6885 0.2576 0.6667 0.4706 0.3898
2010 238 0.5378 0.4286 0.7451 0.5859 0.2455 0.8267 0.5185 0.2549
2011 374 0.5107 0.4492 0.7619 0.6230 0.2678 0.8487 0.5510 0.2381
2012 1097 0.4813 0.4512 0.7677 0.6136 0.3005 0.8889 0.5380 0.2323
2013 975 0.4677 0.4656 0.7313 0.6162 0.3333 0.8612 0.5202 0.2687
2014 900 0.4589 0.4800 0.6713 0.6441 0.3409 0.8271 0.4217 0.3264
Career37110.47880.46080.72730.62340.31060.8510.50290.2721

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-07 2014-05-30 15-DL 23 20 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-05-24 2013-06-08 15-DL 15 14 - Low Back Strain - -
2008-04-19 2008-09-02 Minors 136 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2008-06-13

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $
2014 CHN $1,325,000
2013 BAL $502,500
2012 BAL $482,500
2011 TEX $416,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,401,000
2011Current$1,325,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,726,000
4 yrTotal$2,726,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 156 d1 year/$1.325M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.325M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 7/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/11. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Texas 9/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/24/10. Recalled 5/15/10. Optioned 5/16/10. Recalled 6/1/10. Optioned 6/5/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/8/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/20/07. DFA 9/12/08.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 74.1 49 27 76 5 .263 1.04 2.50 2.71 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 67.8 49 27 70 5 .278 1.12 2.88 3.13 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 63.5 48 27 65 4 .289 1.18 3.16 3.43 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 59.8 47 26 62 4 .298 1.23 3.40 3.69 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 56.5 47 26 58 4 .307 1.28 3.63 3.94 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 53.2 46 25 55 4 .316 1.34 3.86 4.2 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 49.8 45 25 51 4 .325 1.39 4.12 4.47 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 45.9 43 24 47 4 .336 1.46 4.42 4.8 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 40.6 41 23 42 4 .352 1.56 4.85 5.27 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000055.94625584.3051.273.603.910.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
22% 39% 27% 26% 77%

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
20153031152055492356551.3181.313.884.228.03.89.20.80.5
20163121147049402151451.3031.243.393.687.33.89.30.70.7
20173231150053432353451.3001.243.473.777.33.98.90.70.7
20183321144047412048451.3171.313.854.197.93.99.30.80.4
20193421142045391946451.3131.293.804.137.83.89.20.80.4
20203521140042371742451.3141.293.814.147.93.69.00.90.4
20213621138041351741451.3131.283.734.067.73.89.10.90.4
20223721136038341639351.3151.303.764.088.03.89.20.70.4
20233821135037331538351.3151.293.794.128.03.69.20.70.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
737.17.685.432.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
2 89 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
3 85 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
4 83 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
5 82 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
6 81 Darren O'Day 2012 2.28
7 81 Brian Wilson 2011 3.27
8 80 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
9 80 John Axford 2012 5.45
10 80 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
11 79 Jose Arredondo 2013 0.00 DNP
12 79 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
13 79 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
14 79 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
15 79 Sean Burnett 2012 2.54
16 78 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
17 78 Jeremy Accardo 2011 5.73
18 78 Manny Delcarmen 2011 0.00 DNP
19 78 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
20 78 Luke Gregerson 2013 3.26
21 78 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
22 78 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
23 77 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
24 77 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
25 77 Brandon League 2012 3.38
26 77 Michael Gonzalez 2007 1.59
27 76 Brian Bruney 2011 6.86
28 76 Esmerling Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP
29 76 Juan Rincon 2008 6.34
30 75 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
31 75 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
32 75 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
33 75 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
34 75 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
35 74 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
36 74 Bobby Jenks 2010 4.78
37 74 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
38 73 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
39 73 Peter Moylan 2008 1.59
40 73 Jesse Carlson 2010 4.61
41 73 David Aardsma 2011 0.00 DNP
42 73 Sergio Romo 2012 1.79
43 73 John Franco 1990 2.93
44 73 Hong-Chih Kuo 2011 9.67
45 73 Cory Wade 2012 6.69
46 73 Mariano Rivera 1999 1.96
47 73 Rob Murphy 1989 3.34
48 73 Jonathan Broxton 2013 4.99
49 73 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
50 72 Alex Hinshaw 2012 6.04
51 72 Joe Smith 2013 2.43
52 72 Jesse Crain 2011 2.89
53 72 Gary Majewski 2009 0.00 DNP
54 72 Duane Ward 1993 2.13
55 72 Frank Francisco 2009 3.83
56 72 Dave Righetti 1988 3.62
57 72 Ramon Ramirez 2011 3.15
58 72 Bill Bray 2012 5.19
59 71 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
60 71 Blaine Boyer 2011 10.80
61 71 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
62 71 C.J. Wilson 2010 3.66
63 71 Francisco Rodriguez 2011 2.76
64 71 Tony Pena 2011 6.64
65 71 Jesse Orosco 1986 2.67
66 71 Aaron Heilman 2008 5.68
67 71 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
68 71 Leo Rosales 2010 6.61
69 71 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
70 71 Duaner Sanchez 2009 9.00
71 71 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
72 71 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
73 70 Dennis Sarfate 2010 0.00 DNP
74 70 Sean Marshall 2012 2.66
75 70 Matt Albers 2012 3.13
76 70 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
77 70 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
78 70 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
79 70 Felix Rodriguez 2002 4.30
80 70 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
81 70 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
82 70 Jose Veras 2010 3.75
83 70 Jonathan Papelbon 2010 4.57
84 70 Alfredo Aceves 2012 5.46
85 70 Eddie Watt 1970 3.25
86 70 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
87 70 Scot Shields 2005 3.24
88 70 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
89 70 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
90 69 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04
91 69 Mike Henneman 1991 3.09
92 69 Sparky Lyle 1974 2.53
93 69 Bill Dailey 1964 9.39
94 69 Bob Lee 1967 5.34
95 69 Erick Threets 2011 0.00 DNP
96 69 Kyle McClellan 2013 7.71
97 69 Juan Morillo 2013 0.00 DNP
98 68 Jason Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
99 68 Sean Green 2008 5.35
100 68 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .228 .328 .333 .252
11 vs R (Multi) .203 .316 .320 .245
18 Split (Multi) .025 .012 .013 .007
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .215 .298 .355 .246
31 vs R (2013) .207 .324 .347 .262
38 Split (2013) .008 -.026 .008 -.016
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 Despite a sparkling ERA and the second-highest leverage index on the team last season, Strop seems unlikely to engage in a repeat performance unless he can improve his control. At least his sinker generates 73 percent groundballs, which mitigates some of that walk damage via double plays—12 percent of runners reaching first were doubled-up, and even that seems low. He's still got great stuff and additional strikeout upside. Both his two- and four-seam fastballs were up three ticks to an average of nearly 98 mph, which he complements with a swing-and-miss slider and a splitter that he primarily uses as a strikeout pitch to lefties. This all adds up to a good middle-innings option even without improvement, and there’s closer upside here.
2012 Acquired from the Rangers in the Mike Gonzalez deal, Strop is an interesting darkhorse candidate to close for the O's next season if they have indeed seen enough of Kevin Gregg in the ninth and Jim Johnson moves to the rotation. He has an electric fastball—which managers love to see in a closer—that he pairs with a plus splitter and a developing slider. As is the case with many high velocity youngsters, control will be his biggest obstacle, but it's not such a sore spot that it renders him ineffective.
2011 Strop has electric late-inning stuff, but he hasn't yet shown it in the bigs, regardless of the inning. The converted infielder possesses an exceptional arsenal, including a plus-plus fastball with some life, a biting two-plane slider, and a trap-door splitter, but when placed on the biggest stage, Strop’s arsenal becomes diluted and his control disappears. If inexperience or major-league jitters are the culprit, then the solution is simple and the payoff is valuable: let him pitch.
2010 A converted shortstop, Pedro Strop has a mid-90s fastball, but the list of positive things to say about him pretty much ends there.
2008 Strop was a career .212/.276/.298 hitter as a shortstop, which is all the explanation you need for why he's now in the pitcher section. In his first full season on the mound, Strop was darn good at High-A, limiting Cal League hitters to a .215 average with a high strikeout rate. Strop is a bit undersized, but he has two plus pitches with a 92- to 95-mph fastball and a hard slider. If he refines his control, he projects as a late-inning, high-leverage reliever.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hector Rondon the new closer for the Cubs and if so is he good enough to keep it the whole year?
(scott from az)
Yes, Rondon is the closer. He had a shaky outing on Sunday but then Pedro Strop had an even worse one the other day. Yes, Rondon is talented enough to keep the job all year. Often, though, it's less a matter of talent and more a matter of manager confidence. I'll feel better about Rondon if/when he racks off a few saves in a row without blowing one before confidently proclaiming him closer. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)If I wanted to start non-closers in my RP slots (akin to something like the LIMA Plan), which relievers would you target this year?
(Big L from NJ)
the aforementioned Cody Allen. Pedro Strop, Junichi Tazawa, there's a host of Set Up guys that would make good options here. Those are the top three that came to mind for me, though. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How come Goofy can talk and walk and live on his own but Pluto is someone's pet and can't talk or live on his own? Both are dogs.
(Free Boosie from ATL)
So it looks like the Orioles in the last hour or so, per reports, have indeed traded from their quantity of starting pitching. Reports have them getting Scott Feldman as part of a deal sending Jake Arrietta and Pedro Strop to the Cubs. I think it's somewhat of an upgrade but I still think their lineup offers places for more predictable improvements.

Oh, and Free Boosie indeed. (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pedro Strop's fastball had great armside movement last night. Who has the best tail on their fastball in the majors?
(Matt from Chicago)
I think Chris Sale. Fernando Rodney for the relievers. Check out our leader board tool, use the HMOV sort (keep in mind Tampa's PFX system is a little off so their lefties seem to get extra tail) http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/leaderboards/ (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-08-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)How do the Baltimore Orioles keep winning? They're 14 games over .500 despite a -46 run differential. What is the best record for a team that was outscored by its opponents?
(Eric from DC)
I don't know the answer to your second question off the top of my head, though I fondly remember the '07 Diamondbacks, who won 90 games and the NL West despite being outscored by 20 runs. The Orioles are doubling down on flukiness this year. They're winning one-run games at an incredible rate, which has a lot to do with luck. It also has a lot to do with the bullpen, and the Orioles have a successful one, but even that is kind of fluky, both in the sense that building a good bullpen is hard to repeat and in the sense that oh man have you looked at Jim Johnson's and Pedro Strop's BABIPs lately? It shouldn't be working, but it is, and maybe it'll keep up just long enough. Sam Miller wrote an excellent article on this very topic earlier this week, so I don't know why you're still reading this sentence instead of that. I would link to it, but my normally reliable internet connection is refusing to cooperate (maybe related to the drilling upstairs), so I can't. But don't let my lousy connection prevent you from reading it. (Ben Lindbergh)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Pedro Strop has thrown 3,871 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (96mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (96mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (88mph) and Change (90mph).