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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
45.3 4.83 1.34 23 3 2 0 -0.2
Birth Date6-29-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 22 days
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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
2005 YAK A- 5 2 10.0 4.51 101 .304 .264 .335 .383 .265 .357 101 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2006 SBN A 7 7 25.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 28 28 158.7 4.98 98 .283 .268 .344 .429 .273 .341 98 23.3 2.3 23.3 2.3
2008 MOB AA 13 13 79.0 4.21 113 .261 .259 .338 .390 .251 .320 103 11.7 1.2 10.6 1.1
2008 TUC AAA 14 13 78.3 5.58 106 .274 .275 .343 .439 .256 .311 118 12.8 1.2 13.4 1.2
2009 MOB AA 28 28 180.0 5.01 84 .268 .253 .329 .383 .267 .294 98 1.7 0.2 -2.2 -0.3
2010 MOB AA 1 1 5.0 2.20 151 .267 .244 .327 .350 .255 .353 99 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2010 RNO AAA 27 27 178.0 5.50 96 .268 .279 .349 .440 .271 .331 106 14.4 1.4 15.4 1.2
2011 DUR AAA 11 11 61.3 5.27 85 .227 .261 .329 .391 .254 .259 94 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2011 RNO AAA 15 15 86.0 6.57 105 .264 .292 .359 .463 .267 .335 131 15.2 1.4 15.9 1.4
2012 DUR AAA 26 23 147.0 6.46 65 .254 .261 .330 .393 .255 .261 103 -12.5 -1.2 -12.5 -1.2
2013 SYR AAA 5 5 27.7 5.47 78 .308 .253 .324 .373 .253 .356 99 -0.8 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2013 ITA int 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 YAK A- 0 1 0 5 2 10.0 11 4 10 1 62% .357 9.9 3.6 0.9 9.0 1.50 1.80 1.9 0.2
2006 SBN A 0 1 0 7 7 25.2 24 5 20 0 0% .329 8.6 1.8 0.0 7.1 1.15 1.79 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 12 10 0 28 28 158.7 186 43 137 15 47% .341 10.5 2.4 0.9 7.8 1.44 6.01 23.3 2.3
2008 TUC AAA 5 5 0 14 13 78.3 97 19 46 13 43% .311 11.1 2.2 1.5 5.3 1.48 4.71 13.4 1.2
2008 MOB AA 5 5 0 13 13 79.0 91 12 50 5 48% .320 10.4 1.4 0.6 5.7 1.30 2.85 10.6 1.1
2009 MOB AA 10 13 0 28 28 180.0 192 28 116 24 41% .294 9.6 1.4 1.2 5.8 1.22 3.75 -2.2 -0.3
2010 MOB AA 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 6 2 4 0 59% .353 10.8 3.6 0.0 7.2 1.60 0.00 2.1 0.2
2010 RNO AAA 11 7 0 27 27 178.0 224 34 99 22 43% .331 11.3 1.7 1.1 5.0 1.45 4.55 15.4 1.2
2011 DUR AAA 5 1 0 11 11 61.3 58 12 31 6 37% .259 8.5 1.8 0.9 4.5 1.14 3.67 -2.3 -0.2
2011 RNO AAA 4 2 0 15 15 86.0 119 20 41 14 42% .335 12.5 2.1 1.5 4.3 1.62 6.07 15.9 1.4
2012 DUR AAA 12 7 0 26 23 147.0 148 26 78 25 36% .261 9.1 1.6 1.5 4.8 1.18 4.10 -12.5 -1.2
2013 SYR AAA 0 3 0 5 5 27.7 39 7 15 3 36% .356 12.7 2.3 1.0 4.9 1.66 5.53 -1.1 -0.1
2013 ITA int 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 3 1 1 1 0% .286 13.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 2.00 13.50 0.0 0.0

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
2013-03-29 2013-05-23 Minors 55 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-06-01 2012-06-10 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2006-04-05 2006-07-24 Minors 110 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2005-09-20 -
2005-09-20 2005-09-20 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2005-09-20 -

Compensation

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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 3.9 3.3 0 10 10 61.9 59 10 31 8 .272 1.12 3.76 4.09 6.0 0.6
80o 3.4 3.2 0 9 9 56.1 57 10 28 8 .285 1.19 4.12 4.48 2.9 0.3
70o 3.1 3.1 0 9 9 51.9 55 9 26 7 .295 1.25 4.38 4.76 1.0 0.1
60o 2.8 3 0 8 8 48.5 54 9 24 7 .303 1.30 4.61 5.01 -0.4 -0.0
50o 2.6 2.9 0 8 8 45.3 52 9 23 7 .310 1.34 4.82 5.24 -1.5 -0.2
40o 2.3 2.8 0 7 7 42.2 50 8 21 7 .318 1.39 5.04 5.48 -2.5 -0.3
30o 2.1 2.7 0 7 7 38.9 48 8 20 6 .326 1.44 5.27 5.73 -3.2 -0.3
20o 1.8 2.5 0 6 6 35.2 45 8 18 6 .335 1.50 5.55 6.03 -4.0 -0.4
10o 1.5 2.3 0 5 5 30.2 41 7 15 5 .349 1.59 5.94 6.46 -4.6 -0.5
Weighted Mean2.52.908844.7519227.3081.334.805.21-1.3-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 2% 0% 2% 3%

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
20153110120292918321535922941.3161.374.995.4310.61.74.51.4-1.0
20163210120292918321332912941.3111.344.905.3210.51.64.51.4-0.8
2017339110282817420130862841.3101.334.845.2610.41.64.41.4-0.7
2018349110282816619329822641.3101.334.825.2410.41.64.41.4-0.6
2019359100262615717928792441.3101.324.735.1410.31.64.51.4-0.4
2020368100252514817027752241.3101.334.725.1310.31.64.61.3-0.3
202137890242414116225682241.3091.324.745.1510.31.64.31.4-0.3
202238890242413915925672141.3081.324.715.1210.31.64.31.4-0.3
202339890232313615625642041.3081.334.715.1210.31.74.21.3-0.3

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Andrew Baldwin 2013 0.00 DNP
2 90 Joshua Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
3 90 Ryan Ketchner 2012 0.00 DNP
4 89 Ryohei Tanaka 2013 0.00 DNP
5 86 Heath Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
6 86 Jim Paduch 2013 0.00 DNP
7 84 Luis Munoz 2012 0.00 DNP
8 84 Eric Cyr 2009 0.00 DNP
9 84 Josh Geer 2013 0.00 DNP
10 83 J.R. Mathes 2012 0.00 DNP
11 83 Daniel Davidson 2011 0.00 DNP
12 83 Matt Fox 2013 0.00 DNP
13 82 Andy Van Hekken 2010 0.00 DNP
14 82 Chad Reineke 2012 0.00 DNP
15 81 Josh Muecke 2012 0.00 DNP
16 81 Brian Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
17 81 J.D. Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
18 81 Chris Baker 2008 0.00 DNP
19 81 Seth Etherton 2007 0.00 DNP
20 81 Matt Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
21 80 Steve Bray 2011 0.00 DNP
22 80 Henry Bonilla 2009 0.00 DNP
23 80 Dave Gassner 2009 0.00 DNP
24 80 Kyle Denney 2008 0.00 DNP
25 80 Matt Yourkin 2012 0.00 DNP
26 80 Kei Igawa 2010 0.00 DNP
27 80 Corey Hamman 2010 0.00 DNP
28 79 Michael O'Connor 2011 2.70
29 79 Jerome Williams 2012 4.77
30 79 Mike Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
31 79 Justin Reid 2007 0.00 DNP
32 79 Jorge De Paula 2009 0.00 DNP
33 78 Mike Bacsik 2008 0.00 DNP
34 78 Heath Totten 2009 0.00 DNP
35 78 Nic Ungs 2010 0.00 DNP
36 78 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
37 77 Tommy Hottovy 2012 2.89
38 77 Devern Hansack 2008 6.75
39 77 Andrew Kown 2013 0.00 DNP
40 77 Zack Segovia 2013 0.00 DNP
41 77 Mario Ramos 2008 0.00 DNP
42 77 Sam Narron 2012 0.00 DNP
43 77 Yoslan Herrera 2011 0.00 DNP
44 77 Lance Davis 2007 0.00 DNP
45 76 Zach Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
46 76 Raul Valdes 2008 0.00 DNP
47 76 Daniel McCutchen 2013 0.00 DNP
48 76 Matt Zaleski 2012 0.00 DNP
49 76 Kris Wilson 2007 0.00 DNP
50 75 Alfredo Simon 2011 5.37
51 75 Brian Mazone 2007 0.00 DNP
52 75 Jim Magrane 2009 0.00 DNP
53 75 Kenny Baugh 2009 0.00 DNP
54 75 Fernando Nieve 2013 0.00 DNP
55 74 Tom Shearn 2008 0.00 DNP
56 74 Sun-Woo Kim 2008 0.00 DNP
57 74 Jason Hirsh 2012 0.00 DNP
58 74 Eric Stults 2010 0.00 DNP
59 74 Gustavo Chacin 2011 0.00 DNP
60 73 Spike Lundberg 2007 0.00 DNP
61 73 John Koronka 2011 0.00 DNP
62 73 Josh Towers 2007 6.14
63 73 Chad Durbin 2008 3.39
64 72 Orlando Roman 2009 0.00 DNP
65 72 Les Walrond 2007 0.00 DNP
66 72 Rob Bell 2007 6.28
67 72 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
68 72 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
69 71 Mitch Wylie 2007 0.00 DNP
70 71 Adalberto Mendez 2012 0.00 DNP
71 71 Mike Gosling 2011 0.00 DNP
72 71 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
73 71 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
74 71 Chris Jakubauskas 2009 5.71
75 71 Buddy Carlyle 2008 3.73
76 71 Jason Stanford 2007 5.13
77 70 Chris Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
78 70 Roger Deago 2007 0.00 DNP
79 70 Eude Brito 2009 0.00 DNP
80 70 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
81 70 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
82 69 Scott Richmond 2010 0.00 DNP
83 69 Chris Waters 2011 0.00 DNP
84 69 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
85 69 Anastacio Martinez 2009 0.00 DNP
86 69 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
87 69 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP
88 69 Matt Ginter 2008 5.14
89 69 Jae Weong Seo 2007 9.17
90 69 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
91 69 Jose Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
92 69 B.J. LaMura 2011 0.00 DNP
93 68 Casey Daigle 2011 0.00 DNP
94 68 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
95 68 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
96 68 Chris George 2010 0.00 DNP
97 67 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
98 67 Matt White 2008 0.00 DNP
99 67 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
100 67 Chase Wright 2013 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Matt Torra, a 2005 supplemental first-rounder, a changeup-tossing eater of Triple-A innings—and, apparently, plenty of food—but his good control comes at the cost of copious home runs.
2010 An altered pitching philosophy designed to incorporate more secondary offerings helped Matt Torra post a career-best 4.1 K/BB ratio last season.
2009 You have to give it to a guy like Torra: a first-round pick in 2005 as a big-bodied power pitcher with rough mechanics, he lasted a grand total of 10 pro innings before he completely destroyed his shoulder. That would be the end for most guys, but Torra re-invented himself as a finesse guy. He rarely gets out of the 80s any more, but he fills the strike zone with three pitches and depends on his defense. It hasn't been an especially successful approach for Torra, and he'll never be more than a fifth starter, but you can't help rooting for him.
2008 His line looks awful, but former first-round pick Matt Torra had a decent second half coming back from a full torn labrum, throwing strikes with his low-90s heat and going 10-3 with a 4.01 ERA in his last 14 starts and posting a 5.7 (91/16) K/UIBB ratio in 93 1/3 IP.
2007 Former UMass Minuteman and first-round pick Matt Torra should be getting more than a Lineout, but injury limited him to just 25 innings in 2006. They were excellent innings, though--all the more reason to keep an eye on him as he tries to stay healthy in his first full year.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-18
Pitcher Profile: New Arms of the WorldHarry Pavlidis2013-03-15
Sobsequy: Finding the ZoneAdam Sobsey2012-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-01


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Matt Torra threw 20 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), Change (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph).