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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.7 4.76 1.43 24 2 2 0 -0.2
Birth Date3-26-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 29 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
-0.12011
0.12012
2013
-0.22014
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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 PIT 26 3 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4 2 2 0 7 2 2 0 1 6.00 4.39 5.21 -0.1 -0.0
2011 MIN 28 2 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 4 1 0 0 5 4 4 0 2 0.00 4.56 7.29 -0.9 -0.1
2012 SFN 29 4 1 9.7 6.0 3.7 0 1 0 1 1 0 45 14 6 6 2 23 2 1 1 8 5.59 5.10 3.61 1.0 0.1
Career9118.06.012.0010110812298235871114.004.824.86-0.00.0

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
2003 STA A- 2 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 10 10 62.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.907 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CSC A 17 17 95.0 5.51 74 .233 .260 .334 .394 .259 .285 92 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 9 7 38.3 6.08 74 .302 .263 .338 .396 .258 .360 101 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2007 SWB AAA 1 0 2.7 2.36 140 .361 .250 .320 .389 .248 .500 90 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 TAM A+ 9 9 53.0 4.68 94 .187 .261 .336 .395 .258 .240 97 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 TRN AA 17 17 91.3 3.92 106 .223 .265 .342 .410 .260 .304 89 11.4 1.1 11.4 1.1
2009 PIT MLB 3 0 3.0 5.21 83 .311 .256 .331 .415 .261 .364 98 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 TRN AA 3 3 15.3 5.03 67 .254 .262 .333 .379 .261 .314 86 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2009 IND AAA 21 21 116.3 4.70 102 .263 .259 .321 .382 .240 .345 107 10.4 1.0 11.6 1.4
2009 SWB AAA 3 3 16.0 6.21 59 .293 .276 .347 .431 .265 .327 98 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2010 FRE AAA 29 29 165.7 5.49 87 .273 .276 .349 .437 .268 .315 98 13.9 1.3 17.5 1.8
2011 MIN MLB 2 0 5.3 7.29 44 .236 .235 .302 .385 .249 .250 105 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 ROC AAA 26 25 135.7 5.93 76 .285 .263 .330 .406 .256 .327 98 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5
2012 SFN MLB 4 1 9.7 3.61 103 .353 .228 .299 .359 .248 .375 87 1.3 0.1 1.0 0.1
2012 FRE AAA 26 25 150.3 4.45 110 .245 .274 .339 .426 .267 .299 99 25.0 2.5 26.5 3.0

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
2003 STA A- 0 0 0 2 2 9.0 10 1 5 0 0% .303 10.0 1.0 0.0 5.0 1.22 1.00 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 5 2 0 10 10 62.0 49 14 40 0 0% -.907 7.1 2.0 0.0 5.8 1.02 1.60 0.0 0.0
2007 SWB AAA 1 0 0 1 0 2.7 5 1 3 0 30% .500 16.7 3.3 0.0 10.0 2.22 6.67 1.0 0.1
2007 TAM A+ 3 3 0 9 7 38.3 52 14 22 3 50% .360 12.2 3.3 0.7 5.2 1.72 6.11 -2.4 -0.2
2007 CSC A 9 2 0 17 17 95.0 89 18 54 5 56% .285 8.4 1.7 0.5 5.1 1.13 2.56 0.2 0.0
2008 TAM A+ 2 2 0 9 9 53.0 38 9 31 1 57% .240 6.5 1.5 0.2 5.3 0.89 1.87 1.1 0.1
2008 TRN AA 7 4 0 17 17 91.3 83 28 84 3 49% .304 8.2 2.8 0.3 8.3 1.22 2.76 11.4 1.1
2009 IND AAA 5 5 0 21 21 116.3 135 46 82 6 42% .345 10.4 3.6 0.5 6.3 1.56 4.02 11.6 1.4
2009 SWB AAA 0 1 0 3 3 16.0 19 4 12 3 54% .327 10.7 2.2 1.7 6.8 1.44 7.88 -2.0 -0.2
2009 PIT MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 4 2 1 0 55% .364 12.0 6.0 0.0 3.0 2.00 6.00 -0.1 -0.0
2009 TRN AA 1 1 0 3 3 15.3 16 7 8 0 67% .314 9.4 4.1 0.0 4.7 1.50 4.12 -0.7 -0.1
2010 FRE AAA 16 8 0 29 29 165.7 181 62 129 21 46% .315 9.8 3.4 1.1 7.0 1.47 4.51 17.5 1.8
2011 ROC AAA 7 14 0 26 25 135.7 161 50 98 18 44% .327 10.7 3.3 1.2 6.5 1.56 6.10 -5.4 -0.5
2011 MIN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 5.3 4 4 2 0 56% .250 6.8 6.8 0.0 3.4 1.50 0.00 -0.9 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB 0 1 0 4 1 9.7 14 2 8 2 44% .375 13.0 1.9 1.9 7.4 1.66 5.59 1.0 0.1
2012 FRE AAA 12 6 0 26 25 150.3 149 43 103 12 43% .299 8.9 2.6 0.7 6.2 1.28 4.01 26.5 3.0

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
2009 66 0.4545 0.4091 0.8519 0.5667 0.2778 0.8824 0.8000 0.1481
2011 110 0.5364 0.3727 0.9024 0.5763 0.1373 0.8824 1.0000 0.0976
2012 138 0.5000 0.4891 0.8060 0.6377 0.3333 0.9091 0.6087 0.1940
Career3140.50320.43150.84940.60130.2530.89410.7860.1506

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-05-06 2008-05-18 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 36 d2013

Details
  • 2013. Signed by NC Dinos of Korea 1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/20/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/27/12. DFA by San Francisco 9/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/9/10.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/21/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 3/3/09 (split contract, $32,500 in minors). Optioned to Double-A 3/16/09. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 5/16/09 after being DFA 5/9/09. Recalled 9/8/09. Sent outright to Double-A 11/6/09.
  • Drafted 2002 (23-696) (Duncanville HS, Texas).

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 3.2 2.9 0 9 9 51.9 45 16 34 5 .275 1.19 3.63 3.94 4.8 0.5
80o 2.8 2.8 0 8 8 46.2 43 16 31 5 .289 1.27 4.01 4.35 2.0 0.2
70o 2.4 2.6 0 7 7 42.2 41 15 28 4 .299 1.33 4.29 4.66 0.3 0.0
60o 2.2 2.5 0 7 7 38.9 39 14 26 4 .308 1.38 4.53 4.92 -0.9 -0.1
50o 2 2.4 0 6 6 35.8 38 14 24 4 .315 1.43 4.76 5.17 -1.8 -0.2
40o 1.8 2.3 0 6 6 32.8 36 13 22 4 .324 1.48 4.99 5.42 -2.5 -0.3
30o 1.5 2.1 0 5 5 29.7 34 12 20 4 .332 1.54 5.24 5.7 -3.1 -0.3
20o 1.3 2 0 5 5 26.2 31 11 17 3 .342 1.61 5.54 6.02 -3.6 -0.4
10o 1 1.7 0 4 4 21.4 27 10 14 3 .356 1.71 5.97 6.49 -3.9 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.92.306635.23713234.3141.424.735.14-1.6-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 6% 3% 8% 10%

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
20153291102929177192711112246.3181.495.085.529.83.65.61.1-1.7
20163391002828166176611101846.3171.424.775.199.53.36.01.0-1.0
20173491002828167175601081946.3111.404.645.049.43.25.81.0-0.7
20183581002727159167571021846.3141.414.715.119.53.25.81.0-0.8
201936890242414014651911546.3131.414.625.029.43.35.91.0-0.5
202037780222213214047811546.3111.414.695.109.53.25.51.0-0.6
202138780222212813545791446.3111.414.665.069.53.25.61.0-0.5
202239780212112313043741446.3111.414.675.079.53.25.41.0-0.5
202340780212112313144731446.3101.424.665.069.63.25.31.0-0.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
2 88 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
3 88 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
4 86 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
5 86 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
6 84 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
7 84 Ryan Ketchner 2013 0.00 DNP
8 84 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
9 83 Kenny Baugh 2010 0.00 DNP
10 83 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
11 83 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
12 83 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
13 83 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
14 83 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
15 82 Brian Mazone 2008 0.00 DNP
16 82 Sam Narron 2013 0.00 DNP
17 82 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
18 82 Eric Junge 2008 0.00 DNP
19 82 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
20 81 Pat Misch 2013 0.00 DNP
21 81 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
22 81 Matt Zaleski 2013 0.00 DNP
23 81 Andy Mitchell 2010 0.00 DNP
24 81 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
25 81 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
26 80 Chad Reineke 2013 0.00 DNP
27 79 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
28 79 Giancarlo Alvarado 2009 0.00 DNP
29 79 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
30 79 Andy Van Hekken 2011 0.00 DNP
31 79 Chris Rojas 2008 0.00 DNP
32 78 Steve Green 2009 0.00 DNP
33 78 Yunesky Maya 2013 54.00
34 78 Joshua Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
35 78 Devern Hansack 2009 0.00 DNP
36 78 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
37 78 Kevin Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
38 78 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
39 77 Eddie Bonine 2012 0.00 DNP
40 77 Bobby Cramer 2011 1.08
41 77 Clay Condrey 2007 5.40
42 76 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
43 76 Michael O'Connor 2012 0.00 DNP
44 76 Lenny DiNardo 2011 0.00 DNP
45 76 Seth Etherton 2008 0.00 DNP
46 76 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
47 76 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
48 75 Nic Ungs 2011 0.00 DNP
49 75 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
50 75 Jerome Williams 2013 4.94
51 75 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
52 75 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
53 75 Ed Yarnall 2007 0.00 DNP
54 75 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
55 74 B.J. LaMura 2012 0.00 DNP
56 74 Runelvys Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
57 74 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
58 74 Matt Blank 2007 0.00 DNP
59 74 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
60 74 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
61 74 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
62 73 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
63 73 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
64 73 Dave Williams 2010 0.00 DNP
65 73 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
66 73 Matt Palmer 2010 5.35
67 73 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
68 73 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
69 73 Chris Waters 2012 0.00 DNP
70 73 Carlos Hernandez 2011 0.00 DNP
71 73 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
72 73 Kei Igawa 2011 0.00 DNP
73 72 Dusty Hughes 2013 0.00 DNP
74 72 Amauri Sanit 2011 12.86
75 72 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
76 72 Willie Collazo 2011 0.00 DNP
77 72 Eric DuBose 2007 0.00 DNP
78 72 Kyle Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
79 71 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
80 71 Gary Knotts 2008 0.00 DNP
81 71 Brandon Emanuel 2007 0.00 DNP
82 71 Rob Bell 2008 0.00 DNP
83 71 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
84 71 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
85 71 Matt Yourkin 2013 0.00 DNP
86 71 Sun-Woo Kim 2009 0.00 DNP
87 71 Shane Loux 2011 0.00 DNP
88 71 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
89 71 Luke Hudson 2008 0.00 DNP
90 70 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
91 70 Brian Bowles 2008 0.00 DNP
92 70 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
93 70 Boof Bonser 2013 0.00 DNP
94 70 Ryan Jensen 2007 0.00 DNP
95 70 Victor Santos 2008 0.00 DNP
96 70 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
97 70 Jason Grilli 2008 3.12
98 69 Dustin Moseley 2013 0.00 DNP
99 69 Kirk Saarloos 2010 0.00 DNP
100 69 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 A middling right-handed starter in his late 20s, Eric Hacker is the sort of innings-munching finesse pitcher that the Twins love, so it wasn't overly surprising when Minnesota jumped on him in early November and gave him a spot on their 40-man roster, though that roster spot seems unlikely to interrupt his ongoing tour of Triple-A ballparks.
2010 Eric Hacker spent eight years in the Yankees' system, getting derailed by Tommy John and shoulder surgeries before getting to pitch for the Pirates in September.
2009 Before last season, 2002 draftee Eric Hacker had been equal parts injured and effective, losing time to elbow and shoulder surgeries. He made up for lost time in 2008, resurrecting a slow curve to pair with his lively fastball to earn a berth on the 40-man roster.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Eric Hacker threw 340 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Slider (83mph) and Curve (74mph).