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Portrait of Sergio Escalona

Sergio Escalona PAstros

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-3-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
-0.22011
2012
2013
0.02014
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 PHI 24 14 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 60 12 7 7 0 14 5 4 3 10 4.61 3.35 3.82 1.4 0.1
2011 HOU 26 49 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 2 1 0 2 0 0 115 24 10 9 3 36 11 10 2 25 2.93 4.01 4.84 -1.6 -0.2
Career63041.30.041.331020017536171635016145353.483.794.49-0.2-0.0

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 VPH Rk 14 12 70.2 4.78 95 .238 .256 .358 .340 .271 .315 94 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2007 LWD A 7 7 39.0 5.08 95 .307 .258 .340 .396 .264 .364 102 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2007 WPT A- 7 7 27.3 5.52 78 .300 .248 .328 .360 .249 .380 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 CLR A+ 1 1 4.0 3.02 140 .322 .265 .346 .419 .255 .533 106 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2007 LAR Wnt 2 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 4 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 LWD A 28 0 44.7 2.89 139 .226 .262 .335 .391 .262 .343 103 12.2 1.3 12.2 1.3
2008 REA AA 15 0 24.3 5.37 93 .281 .267 .340 .403 .258 .369 107 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.2
2008 MSS Wnt 12 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 14 0 13.7 3.82 113 .239 .260 .340 .410 .264 .286 97 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 REA AA 32 0 40.7 3.85 109 .216 .257 .327 .382 .262 .268 97 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
2009 LEH AAA 15 1 19.7 8.21 21 .276 .260 .325 .395 .245 .279 105 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2009 LAR Wnt 3 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 REA AA 50 0 54.3 5.31 92 .236 .262 .337 .399 .258 .270 108 3.0 0.3 3.4 0.3
2010 LAG Wnt 8 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 HOU MLB 49 0 27.7 4.84 85 .253 .257 .321 .403 .264 .284 101 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2011 OKL AAA 14 0 17.0 3.35 136 .211 .277 .340 .440 .261 .267 92 4.9 0.5 4.3 0.4
2013 CCH AA 12 0 15.0 6.49 51 .386 .251 .311 .379 .255 .423 101 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3

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 VPH Rk 3 4 1 14 12 70.2 63 25 71 1 54% .315 8.1 3.2 0.1 9.1 1.25 2.31 6.2 0.6
2007 LWD A 1 4 0 7 7 39.0 51 11 32 4 51% .364 11.8 2.5 0.9 7.4 1.59 4.15 4.7 0.5
2007 LAR Wnt 0 1 0 4 2 9.0 9 6 7 1 0% .308 9.0 6.0 1.0 7.0 1.67 8.00 0.0 0.0
2007 WPT A- 2 2 0 7 7 27.3 32 19 26 2 57% .380 10.5 6.3 0.7 8.6 1.87 7.58 0.8 0.1
2007 CLR A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 8 2 4 0 27% .533 18.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 2.50 2.25 1.6 0.2
2008 LWD A 5 1 2 28 0 44.7 36 18 60 1 63% .343 7.2 3.6 0.2 12.1 1.21 3.42 12.2 1.3
2008 MSS Wnt 1 0 0 12 0 14.7 16 4 15 3 0% .302 9.8 2.4 1.8 9.2 1.36 6.12 0.0 0.0
2008 REA AA 0 1 1 15 0 24.3 27 14 29 3 53% .369 10.0 5.2 1.1 10.7 1.69 2.22 1.6 0.2
2009 PHI MLB 1 0 0 14 0 13.7 12 5 10 0 38% .286 7.9 3.3 0.0 6.6 1.24 4.61 1.4 0.1
2009 REA AA 2 1 12 32 0 40.7 31 14 38 1 57% .268 6.9 3.1 0.2 8.4 1.11 1.77 4.4 0.5
2009 LEH AAA 0 2 2 15 1 19.7 21 8 15 4 40% .279 9.6 3.7 1.8 6.9 1.47 5.94 -2.5 -0.2
2009 LAR Wnt 0 1 0 3 0 3.7 3 4 4 0 0% .300 7.3 9.7 0.0 9.7 1.89 7.30 0.0 0.0
2010 REA AA 4 8 10 50 0 54.3 46 22 53 6 55% .270 7.6 3.6 1.0 8.8 1.25 3.81 3.4 0.3
2010 LAG Wnt 0 0 0 8 0 5.0 3 5 5 0 0% .231 5.4 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.60 9.00 0.0 0.0
2011 OKL AAA 1 0 3 14 0 17.0 13 5 18 1 57% .267 6.9 2.6 0.5 9.5 1.06 3.18 4.3 0.4
2011 HOU MLB 2 1 0 49 0 27.7 24 11 25 3 53% .284 7.8 3.6 1.0 8.1 1.27 2.93 -1.6 -0.2
2013 CCH AA 1 2 1 12 0 15.0 25 6 9 3 53% .423 15.0 3.6 1.8 5.4 2.07 6.60 -2.6 -0.3

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 200 0.5150 0.4150 0.8072 0.5340 0.2887 0.8727 0.6786 0.1928
2011 422 0.4621 0.4123 0.7701 0.5795 0.2687 0.8230 0.6721 0.2241
Career6220.47910.41320.7820.56490.27510.8390.67420.214

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-03-27 -
2012-02-21 2012-03-26 Camp 34 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-03-27 -
2011-09-08 2011-09-29 60-DL 21 19 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-08-22 2011-09-06 15-DL 15 14 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 HOU $490,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,500
1 yrTotal$490,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 17 dLevinsons ACES1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4905M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/24/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/1/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011). Acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 1/10/11. Signed by Houston 2/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/18/08.
  • Signed by Philadelphia 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Articles

Sergio Escalona is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: El Caballo Rides Out EastR.J. Anderson2012-07-05
Collateral Damage: The Tommy John BrotherhoodCorey Dawkins2012-03-26
Collateral Damage: The Tommy John BrotherhoodStephani Bee2012-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Socket to HimCorey Dawkins2012-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Socket to HimRebecca Glass2012-03-02
Transaction Analysis: Rollins in the DeepR.J. Anderson2011-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: And Down the Stretch They ComeCorey Dawkins2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: And Down the Stretch They ComeBen Lindbergh2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Something Strasburg This Way ComesCorey Dawkins2011-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Something Strasburg This Way ComesBen Lindbergh2011-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Post-season BullpensJoe Sheehan2009-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL NoodlingsChristina Kahrl2009-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Add-OnsChristina Kahrl2009-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-16


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Adam Eaton and Martin Perez injured, can the D-backs and Rangers send them down and place them on a minor league DL (while preventing service time), or because they were injured with the major league teams do they need to remain on the MLB DL?
(D from New York)
Major League DL, I believe. The example I have from covering the Astros is that when Sergio Escalona got injured in spring training last year and had to have Tommy John surgery, he ended up with a full year of service time and big league pay. (Zachary Levine)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the Phillies to do for a closer?
(ted from media,pa)
Let's ask the bigger question: what are the Phillies to do for a bullpen? The focus on Brad Lidge in the ninth--and he looked terrible last night, seemingly unaware of where his slider would go and unwilling to use the fastball--has hidden the issue that there aren't very many good pitchers in that pen. Madson is a good pitcher, but then...Chad Durbin? Really? Will they get Eyre or Romero back, and if not, is Sergio Escalona now a key guy? I'm not sure the Phillies can get to four good relievers, and that's assuming Pedro Martinez slides into a multi-inning role. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Sergio Escalona threw 615 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2011, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Curve (80mph), Sinker (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).