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Rick VandenHurk PPirates

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date5-22-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32011
0.12012
2013
2014
0.22015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2007 FLO MLB 18 17 81.7 94 48 82 15 .255 104 10.4 5.3 1.7 9.0 31% .342 .300 1.74 5.43 6.83 104 6.21 -0.5
2008 FLO MLB 4 4 14.0 20 10 20 1 .266 99 12.9 6.4 0.6 12.9 38% .463 .308 2.14 3.75 7.71 92 6.79 -0.2
2009 FLO MLB 11 11 58.7 57 21 49 11 .262 94 8.7 3.2 1.7 7.5 29% .269 .281 1.33 5.10 4.30 102 4.87 0.4
2010 BAL 0 7 1 16.3 13 7 17 2 .260 116 7.2 3.9 1.1 9.4 34% .282 .239 1.22 4.21 4.96 0 0.00 0.0
2010 FLO 0 2 0 1.3 3 1 1 0 .257 98 20.2 6.8 0.0 6.8 43% .429 .400 3.00 3.86 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 4 2 9.0 12 8 7 4 .276 108 12.0 8.0 4.0 7.0 23% .308 .391 2.22 10.28 8.00 114 11.40 -0.7
2012 PIT MLB 4 0 2.7 5 1 3 0 .264 96 16.9 3.4 0.0 10.1 55% .455 .294 2.25 3.14 13.50 102 7.03 -0.1
2010 TOT MLB 9 1 17.7 16 8 18 2 .260 115 8.2 4.1 1.0 9.2 35% .304 .258 1.36 4.18 5.09 93 4.75 0.0
CareerMLB5035183.72049617933.26010210.04.71.68.831%.325.2961.635.286.081026.02-0.9

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 FLO MLB 18 17 81.7 94 48 82 15 .255 104 10.4 5.3 1.7 9.0 31% .342 .300 1.74 5.43 6.83
2008 FLO MLB 4 4 14.0 20 10 20 1 .266 99 12.9 6.4 0.6 12.9 38% .463 .308 2.14 3.75 7.71
2009 FLO MLB 11 11 58.7 57 21 49 11 .262 94 8.7 3.2 1.7 7.5 29% .269 .281 1.33 5.10 4.30
2010 BAL MLB 7 1 16.3 13 7 17 2 .260 116 7.2 3.9 1.1 9.4 34% .282 .239 1.22 4.21 4.96
2010 FLO MLB 2 0 1.3 3 1 1 0 .257 98 20.2 6.8 0.0 6.8 43% .429 .400 3.00 3.86 6.75
2011 BAL MLB 4 2 9.0 12 8 7 4 .276 108 12.0 8.0 4.0 7.0 23% .308 .391 2.22 10.28 8.00
2011 NOR AAA 26 26 154.3 141 40 108 23 .255 92 8.2 2.3 1.3 6.3 38% .253 .249 1.17 4.80 4.43
2012 PIT MLB 4 0 2.7 5 1 3 0 .264 96 16.9 3.4 0.0 10.1 55% .455 .294 2.25 3.14 13.50
2012 BRD A+ 1 1 6.0 8 1 5 1 .236 109 12.0 1.5 1.5 7.5 45% .368 .288 1.50 4.39 6.00
2012 IND AAA 21 19 123.3 112 35 113 8 .257 100 8.2 2.6 0.6 8.2 48% .294 .239 1.19 3.29 2.92

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 309 0.4951 0.4272 0.8106 0.6013 0.2564 0.8696 0.6750 0.1894
2009 990 0.5091 0.4722 0.8308 0.6488 0.2881 0.8807 0.7143 0.1692
2010 298 0.5000 0.4530 0.8148 0.6309 0.2752 0.8936 0.6341 0.1852
2011 198 0.4141 0.3737 0.7297 0.6098 0.2069 0.7600 0.6667 0.2703
2012 56 0.4821 0.3929 0.8182 0.5556 0.2414 0.8667 0.7143 0.1818
Career18510.49430.44870.81370.6310.27060.86760.68970.1863

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-09 2009-09-18 DTD 9 9 Low Back Soreness -
2009-03-29 2009-06-04 60-DL 67 54 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-04-13 2008-05-31 Minors 48 0 Right Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2006-04-06 2006-08-15 Minors 131 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2005-07-02 2005-09-05 Minors 65 6 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2005-04-05 2005-05-27 Minors 52 7 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 FLO $400,000
2008 FLO $391,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$791,500
4 yrTotal$791,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 5 d2015

Details
  • 2015. Signed by Fukuoka SoftBank of Japan 12/26/14.
  • 2013. Released by Pittsburgh 1/4/13. Signed by Samsung of Korea 1/7/13.
  • 1 year (2012). DFA by Baltimore 1/24/12, released 2/3/12. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/22/12 (split contract). Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Toronto 3/21/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 4/4/12 (refused assignment). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 4/9/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/30/11. Contract purchased by Baltimore 9/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 2/27/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 3/6/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/5/09. Recalled 7/20/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/18/09. Recalled 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3915M (2008). Re-signed 3/2/08. Optioned to Triple-A 4/6/08. Recalled 7/22/08. Optioned to Triple-A 7/27/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Optioned to Double-A 4/07. Contract purchased 4/07. Recalled 6/5/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/17/07. Recalled 7/16/07.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Netherlands.

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BP Articles

Rick VandenHurk is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This WeekSam Miller2013-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Farewell to Old Bullpen ArmsR.J. Anderson2012-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Best of the Triple-A RetreadsAdam Sobsey2012-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East ActivityChristina Kahrl2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles, Red SoxChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 2Kevin Goldstein2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Snakes Start SheddingChristina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Return to SenderChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: We Three GiantsChristina Kahrl2010-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!Christina Kahrl2010-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Starting PitchersMarc Normandin2010-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL EastChristina Kahrl2010-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2010-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-31
On the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapupJohn Perrotto2009-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Redemption?Christina Kahrl2009-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2009-08-14
On the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Duncan for Donuts?Christina Kahrl2009-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Weekend ShuffleChristina Kahrl2009-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Neglected Florida MarlinsJoe Sheehan2008-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East Rosters ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-04-02
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL PreviewJoe Sheehan2008-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2008-03-18
Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL EastNate Silver2007-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Blowing Hot and ColdJim Baker2007-09-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: September ProspectsKenn Ruby2007-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League MovesChristina Kahrl2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Padres Riding HighJay Jaffe2007-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Managing Top ProspectsJoe Sheehan2007-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Right-handed Pitching ProspectsNate Silver2007-04-20
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: An Errant GreenWill Carroll2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Double-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten-PackKevin Goldstein2006-10-16


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Rick VandenHurk threw 2,380 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Sinker (94mph) and Curve (77mph).