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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
70.3 4.51 1.41 53 3 1 1 -0.3
Birth Date2-15-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 8 months, 7 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
2008 SLN 24 8 6 34.0 31.0 3.0 3 2 0 0 1 0 164 42 29 28 5 71 22 22 2 13 7.41 6.37 7.44 -7.3 -0.7
2009 SLN 25 16 9 58.0 48.3 9.7 2 3 0 0 2 0 268 71 28 27 3 103 33 33 4 46 4.19 4.06 4.46 1.5 0.2
2010 SLN 26 61 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 2 3 0 2 0 0 285 60 29 27 5 92 27 25 4 52 3.61 3.91 4.62 -2.5 -0.3
2011 SLN 27 51 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 2 3 4 4 0 0 260 62 27 24 4 89 21 19 2 48 3.56 3.41 3.89 3.1 0.3
2012 SLN 28 78 0 73.3 0.0 73.3 4 1 0 3 0 0 297 56 20 18 5 77 21 18 4 58 2.21 3.46 3.91 6.7 0.7
2013 COL 29 9 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 7 3 3 2 17 5 5 1 5 3.12 6.94 6.61 -1.2 -0.1
2013 SLN 29 18 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 0 3 2 4 0 0 82 21 20 18 3 33 15 11 2 11 11.05 7.66 8.03 -5.6 -0.6
Career24115316.779.3237.3131561330139431915614527482144133192334.124.264.82-5.3-0.5

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 NWJ A- 15 14 71.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.758 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 27 27 145.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 26 26 152.3 5.06 92 .280 .260 .333 .393 .256 .310 102 9.9 1.0 13.2 1.5
2007 MSS Wnt 6 6 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SLN MLB 8 6 34.0 7.44 37 .321 .259 .325 .414 .261 .303 98 -6.3 -0.6 -7.3 -0.7
2008 MEM AAA 21 21 125.3 4.84 107 .225 .273 .343 .439 .256 .261 104 18.5 1.8 16.6 1.6
2009 SLN MLB 16 9 58.0 4.46 90 .309 .255 .325 .398 .260 .374 89 2.1 0.2 1.5 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 14 14 76.3 4.81 76 .310 .260 .330 .400 .269 .336 83 2.8 0.3 4.6 0.3
2010 SLN MLB 61 0 67.3 4.62 83 .270 .258 .321 .404 .266 .279 90 -1.4 -0.2 -2.5 -0.3
2011 SLN MLB 51 0 60.7 3.89 102 .262 .256 .319 .398 .262 .314 95 2.8 0.3 3.1 0.3
2011 MEM AAA 4 4 14.7 3.53 127 .243 .271 .340 .415 .255 .289 92 4.5 0.4 4.1 0.4
2012 SLN MLB 78 0 73.3 3.91 109 .215 .258 .318 .412 .261 .245 100 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2013 COL MLB 9 0 8.7 6.61 53 .297 .247 .310 .378 .251 .200 111 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 18 0 14.7 8.03 3 .357 .248 .317 .382 .257 .353 101 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2013 TUL AA 4 0 6.0 4.93 76 .165 .253 .309 .399 .258 .059 92 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 CSP AAA 12 0 16.3 5.93 84 .401 .259 .329 .385 .260 .410 104 -1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -0.2
2013 MEM AAA 18 3 23.7 6.07 53 .343 .249 .323 .385 .261 .322 85 -2.9 -0.3 -3.0 -0.4
2013 USA int 2 0 1.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CHR AAA 25 0 36.0 5.62 88 .329 .267 .336 .398 .254 .424 111 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2014 FRE AAA 10 0 13.0 6.29 66 .317 .287 .350 .439 .280 .327 91 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2014 GIA Rk 2 0 2.0 8.14 35 .331 .263 .315 .406 .255 .333 96 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -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 NWJ A- 4 4 0 15 14 71.7 77 24 61 5 0% -.758 9.7 3.0 0.6 7.7 1.41 3.89 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 10 6 0 27 27 145.1 153 51 126 7 0% .330 9.5 3.2 0.4 7.8 1.41 3.41 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 11 7 0 26 26 152.3 167 62 117 15 52% .310 9.9 3.7 0.9 6.9 1.50 3.84 13.2 1.5
2007 MSS Wnt 0 2 0 6 6 19.0 19 8 14 2 0% .293 9.0 3.8 0.9 6.6 1.42 5.21 0.0 0.0
2008 SLN MLB 3 2 0 8 6 34.0 42 22 13 5 53% .303 11.1 5.8 1.3 3.4 1.88 7.41 -7.3 -0.7
2008 MEM AAA 9 3 0 21 21 125.3 107 46 81 11 50% .261 7.7 3.3 0.8 5.8 1.22 3.45 16.6 1.6
2009 MEM AAA 6 4 0 14 14 76.3 90 32 58 8 45% .336 10.6 3.8 0.9 6.8 1.60 4.84 4.6 0.3
2009 SLN MLB 2 3 0 16 9 58.0 71 33 46 3 55% .374 11.0 5.1 0.5 7.1 1.79 4.19 1.5 0.2
2010 SLN MLB 2 3 0 61 0 67.3 60 27 52 5 54% .279 8.0 3.6 0.7 7.0 1.29 3.61 -2.5 -0.3
2011 MEM AAA 0 2 0 4 4 14.7 12 5 14 1 49% .289 7.4 3.1 0.6 8.6 1.16 2.45 4.1 0.4
2011 SLN MLB 2 3 4 51 0 60.7 62 21 48 4 53% .314 9.2 3.1 0.6 7.1 1.37 3.56 3.1 0.3
2012 SLN MLB 4 1 0 78 0 73.3 56 21 58 5 55% .245 6.9 2.6 0.6 7.1 1.05 2.21 6.7 0.7
2013 COL MLB 0 0 0 9 0 8.7 7 5 5 2 63% .200 7.3 5.2 2.1 5.2 1.38 3.12 -1.2 -0.1
2013 CSP AAA 1 4 0 12 0 16.3 33 11 7 1 59% .410 18.2 6.1 0.6 3.9 2.69 8.27 -1.2 -0.2
2013 MEM AAA 0 2 0 18 3 23.7 30 11 14 2 42% .322 11.4 4.2 0.8 5.3 1.73 5.70 -3.0 -0.4
2013 USA int 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 1 1 0 0 0% .200 6.8 6.8 0.0 0.0 1.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 TUL AA 0 0 1 4 0 6.0 2 0 3 1 67% .059 3.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 0.33 1.50 -0.3 -0.0
2013 SLN MLB 0 3 2 18 0 14.7 21 15 11 3 52% .353 12.9 9.2 1.8 6.8 2.45 11.05 -5.6 -0.6
2014 FRE AAA 0 1 0 10 0 13.0 18 7 4 2 41% .327 12.5 4.8 1.4 2.8 1.92 6.23 -1.4 -0.1
2014 CHR AAA 2 3 1 25 0 36.0 64 17 18 3 46% .424 16.0 4.2 0.8 4.5 2.25 9.50 -0.1 -0.0
2014 GIA Rk 1 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 2 1 0 33% .333 9.0 9.0 0.0 4.5 2.00 0.00 -0.6 -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 576 0.4410 0.4028 0.8836 0.6339 0.2205 0.9503 0.7324 0.1164
2009 1009 0.4539 0.4113 0.7663 0.5764 0.2740 0.8598 0.6026 0.2313
2010 1067 0.5061 0.4623 0.7923 0.6556 0.2600 0.8729 0.5839 0.2057
2011 961 0.4651 0.4677 0.8040 0.6622 0.2977 0.8953 0.6275 0.1960
2012 1064 0.4756 0.4623 0.8126 0.6443 0.2957 0.8865 0.6667 0.1853
2013 442 0.4751 0.4593 0.8227 0.6571 0.2802 0.9275 0.6000 0.1773
Career51190.47180.44630.80650.63660.27460.89080.63110.1922

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-16 2012-09-18 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2011-03-02 2011-03-12 Camp 10 0 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2009-02-14 2009-02-24 Camp 10 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $270,492
2013 SLN $1,475,000
2012 SLN $506,000
2011 SLN $431,000
2010 SLN $402,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,814,000
2011Current$270,492
5 yrPvs + Cur$3,084,492
5 yrTotal$3,084,492

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 34 dCareer Sports & Entertainment1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2014). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/7/14. Released by Chicago White Sox 3/23/14 (due 45 days' salary, or $270,492). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses. Acquired by Colorado in trade from St. Louis 7/9/13. Non-tendered by Colorado 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.506M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year/$0.431M (2011). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by St. Louis 6/6/08.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2005 (5-170) (Georgia). $0.17M 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 62.7 54 23 46 6 .262 1.23 3.66 3.98 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 56.7 53 22 42 6 .275 1.31 4.07 4.43 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 52.6 51 21 39 6 .285 1.38 4.37 4.75 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 49.2 50 21 36 5 .293 1.44 4.63 5.04 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 46.0 48 20 34 5 .301 1.50 4.88 5.31 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 42.9 47 20 32 5 .309 1.55 5.13 5.58 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 39.7 45 19 29 5 .318 1.62 5.41 5.88 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 36.0 43 18 27 5 .328 1.69 5.73 6.23 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 31.1 40 17 23 4 .341 1.80 6.20 6.74 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000045.44720345.3001.484.855.270.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 40% 22% 21% 68%

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
20153121037039431929550.3091.595.385.859.94.46.71.2-0.4
20163210032033361524450.3021.535.215.669.74.16.51.1-0.3
20173310028029321222450.3061.505.205.659.83.76.71.2-0.2
20183410023024271117450.3021.565.415.8810.04.16.31.5-0.3
20193510025027291219450.3011.525.185.639.74.06.31.3-0.2
20203610025027291119450.3001.505.065.499.83.76.41.4-0.2
20213710023024261017350.3011.485.095.549.63.76.31.1-0.2
20223810022024261016350.3031.525.135.589.93.86.11.1-0.2
20233910022023251016350.3051.525.155.609.83.96.31.2-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.35.86.53.12.43.525

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 84 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
2 83 Kyle Snyder 2008 21.60
3 80 Blaine Boyer 2012 0.00 DNP
4 80 John Parrish 2008 4.04
5 79 Dennys Reyes 2007 4.60
6 79 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
7 79 Gary Majewski 2010 22.50
8 79 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
9 79 Mike Wood 2010 0.00 DNP
10 79 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
11 79 Neal Cotts 2010 0.00 DNP
12 78 Chris Bootcheck 2009 11.05
13 78 Chris Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
14 78 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
15 78 Ed Farmer 1980 3.34
16 78 Bryce Florie 2000 5.66
17 78 Joe Beimel 2007 4.01
18 77 Ramon Troncoso 2013 6.60
19 77 Mike Timlin 1996 3.97
20 77 Gary Lucas 1985 3.86
21 77 J.J. Putz 2007 1.38
22 77 Chad Cordero 2012 0.00 DNP
23 77 Todd Coffey 2011 3.77
24 77 Jeff Robinson 1991 5.53
25 76 George Frazier 1985 6.75
26 76 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
27 76 Merkin Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
28 76 Chris Reitsma 2008 0.00 DNP
29 76 Zach Miner 2012 0.00 DNP
30 76 Chad Harville 2007 0.00 DNP
31 76 John Grabow 2009 3.48
32 76 Victor Santos 2007 5.97
33 76 Tyler Yates 2008 4.79
34 76 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
35 76 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
36 76 Kent Tekulve 1977 3.58
37 76 Mark Eichhorn 1991 2.42
38 76 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
39 75 Lance Cormier 2011 11.20
40 75 Jim Corsi 1992 2.45
41 75 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
42 75 Dontrelle Willis 2012 0.00 DNP
43 75 Gary Lavelle 1979 2.98
44 75 Tim Crabtree 2000 5.83
45 75 Fernando Rodney 2007 4.80
46 75 Bob Locker 1968 2.59
47 75 Jeff Fassero 1993 3.01
48 75 Chris Resop 2013 7.00
49 75 Manny Parra 2013 3.52
50 75 Brandon Backe 2008 6.16
51 75 Mike Maddux 1992 2.82
52 74 Tim Stauffer 2012 7.20
53 74 Greg Aquino 2008 12.54
54 74 Rick Reuschel 1979 3.88
55 74 Mike Fornieles 1962 6.23 DNP
56 74 Gene Garber 1978 2.46
57 74 Ricardo Rodriguez 2008 0.00 DNP
58 74 Dave Baldwin 1968 4.07
59 74 Jon Switzer 2010 0.00 DNP
60 74 Gregg Olson 1997 6.48
61 74 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
62 74 Heath Bell 2008 3.58
63 74 Bill Bonham 1979 4.05
64 74 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
65 74 Chad Bradford 2005 3.86
66 74 Mike Cuellar 1967 3.62
67 74 Terry Forster 1982 4.12
68 74 Norm Charlton 1993 3.12
69 74 Chris Spurling 2007 5.76
70 74 Ray Narleski 1959 7.16
71 74 Wandy Rodriguez 2009 3.37
72 74 Tommy Phelps 2004 5.29
73 74 Rich Monteleone 1993 5.46
74 74 Doug Corbett 1983 5.19
75 73 Brandon Medders 2010 7.20
76 73 Mike Marshall 1973 3.08
77 73 Russ Meyer 1954 4.44
78 73 Mark Mulder 2008 10.80
79 73 Runelvys Hernandez 2008 8.84
80 73 Al Aber 1958 0.00 DNP
81 73 Pedro Feliciano 2007 3.66
82 73 Aquilino Lopez 2005 2.70
83 73 Zach Duke 2013 6.61
84 73 Tommy John 1973 3.59
85 73 Matt Belisle 2010 3.23
86 73 Curtis Leskanic 1998 4.40
87 73 LaTroy Hawkins 2003 2.33
88 73 Dave Schmidt 1987 4.14
89 73 Luke Hudson 2007 22.50
90 73 Shane Rawley 1986 3.82
91 73 Brian Duensing 2013 4.28
92 73 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
93 73 Rawly Eastwick 1981 3.32
94 73 Mike Caldwell 1979 3.68
95 73 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
96 73 Jerry Reuss 1979 4.89
97 73 Ricardo Rincon 2000 3.15
98 73 Joe Nathan 2005 2.83
99 73 Windy McCall 1956 3.19
100 73 Tom Hume 1983 5.45

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .258 .374 .375 .277
11 vs R (Multi) .252 .327 .405 .265
18 Split (Multi) .007 .046 -.030 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .262 .436 .357 .286
31 vs R (2013) .333 .429 .686 .390
38 Split (2013) -.071 .008 -.329 -.104
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 With a heavy mid-90s fastball and a sharp slider, Boggs has long looked like he should be able to dominate hitters in short stretches—and against righties, he sometimes has. In 2012 he re-committed himself to the changeup he had ditched after moving to the bullpen, and the results were eye-opening. Boggs used his new weapon to be effective against lefties for the first time, while allowing a miniscule .190 TAv against same-side hitters. He was a little hit-lucky last year and won’t maintain such a low BABIP, but if he can continue to keep lefties out on their front foot, he’ll remain one of the league’s better set-up men.
2012 Next in line for save opportunities after Opening Day closer Ryan Franklin imploded, Boggs started May by allowing seven hits and five earned runs in five innings, then found himself optioned to Triple-A. In Memphis, Boggs moved to the rotation to get an opportunity to work on his secondary pitches. Recalled to the majors in mid-June, he reclaimed a spot in the bullpen before hitting a rough patch in August, when he was diagnosed with a bulging disc after fighting recurring back pain for about a year. Armed with a set of exercises to target the problem, Boggs should again be part of the bullpen mix.
2011 After Boggs continued to have trouble retiring lefties last year, the Cardinals bowed to the inevitable and moved him to the pen, with very encouraging results. He ditched his ineffective changeup and saw increased velocity on both his fastball and slider, with the former now sitting in the mid-90s. Not everything was disco, however, as he walked more lefties than he struck out, and his future role will depend on how that particular song ends. If he can even out his platoon splits he can be a solid set-up man, otherwise he’ll find himself on a slow boat to ROOGY-ville.
2010 Prattling about regression can be sort of pointless if you mistake effect for cause; Boggs' results on balls in play aren't going to get better because Yeats was wrong and the center not only holds, it sucks everything towards its general vicinity. It's only going to go down after he finds a pitch that works against left-handed hitters. Until then, he'll be pasted with alarming regularity and be bullpen-bound, no matter how much he or anyone else prays to the BABIP fairy. Majors or minors, his mix of sliders and low-90s heat is only getting right-handed humans out, squelching his bid for the fifth starter's job. Understandably, the Cardinals are talking about a move to the pen.
2009 Boggs was called up in early June and thrust into the rotation after Wainwright's injury. He managed to survive until running into the Mets, who sent him back to Memphis for good with a 17-run barrage spread between two July starts. A fastball/curveball pitcher, Boggs doesn't have the stuff or command to maintain a spot in the rotation, and will thus be shuttling back and forth between Triple-A and the majors again, as injuries necessitate.
2008 Mitch Boggs is moving up a level per year without dominating any of them. A fastball/slider righty, he needs a third pitch to be a real starting prospect

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect Andrew Bailey to do a better job as interim closer than Mitchell Boggs is doing in St. Louis?
(bobbygoode from Santa Monica CA)
Yes, but that's not saying much considering that Boggs doesn't look like the closer any more in STL. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, who do you have finishing the season with the most saves for the Cubs, Cards and Brewers? thanks
(Kevin from Boston)
For the Cubs, I would have to guess Kyuji Fujikawa. Carlos Marmol might get the job again, but he would probably be put in there to showcase him for a trade. Trevor Rosenthal isn't the closer now in St. Louis, but Mitchell Boggs has already struggled so if I'm going to guess, I'm going to guess the guy with the skills and the stuff. Milwaukee is a mystery to me. I thought John Axford would lose the job but had no idea it would happen so quickly. I would guess Jim Henderson, but he has some of the same control/command issues that Ax does/did. My sleeper in this pen is Brandon Kintzler, but I don't see Kintzler as having a path to the job at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Cardinals do with the 5th starter spot behind Carp/Wainwright/Lohse/Penny?
(Jake from St. Louis)
Mitchell Boggs likes ground balls (which is good, because he also likes walks). Brad Thompson likes GBs too, but doesn’t like strikeouts. I don’t see the point of signing a free agent to be your 5th starter, so put Boggs and Thompson in a cage, and whoever emerges with his arm still attached gets the ball on fifth day. (Russell A. Carleton)
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for answering my question, but Brad Thompson is in the Royals' organization now. So, I guess you're going with Mitchell Boggs as the 5th starter in STL?
(Jake from St. Louis, MO)
This is what happens when you read Dr. Sears rather than Christina Kahrl's transaction column. (Russell A. Carleton)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Mitchell Boggs threw 5,269 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Slider (90mph), also mixing in a Splitter (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph).