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Portrait of Dusty Hughes

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.7 4.51 1.43 31 2 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date6-29-1982
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.62010
-0.42011
2012
2013
-0.12014
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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 KCA 27 8 1 14.0 4.3 9.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 63 13 9 8 2 20 8 8 2 15 5.14 5.00 4.79 1.7 0.2
2010 KCA 28 57 0 56.3 0.0 56.3 1 3 0 1 0 0 252 59 28 24 3 82 24 24 5 34 3.83 4.08 4.44 5.7 0.6
2011 MIN 29 15 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 62 19 14 14 4 35 8 6 1 11 9.95 7.56 8.43 -3.8 -0.4
Career80183.04.378.7250100377915146913740388604.994.765.123.60.4

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
2004 BUR A 8 8 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .245 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 18 18 108.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ 19 19 92.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.707 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 WIC AA 25 16 108.0 4.51 104 .244 .268 .344 .413 .266 .280 102 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
2007 gcr Wnt 6 6 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 NWA AA 20 4 52.7 5.38 71 .235 .276 .347 .421 .282 .299 88 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2008 OMA AAA 12 11 55.3 6.48 79 .267 .283 .351 .447 .264 .324 107 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2009 KCA MLB 8 1 14.0 4.79 107 .261 .268 .332 .432 .260 .306 106 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 OMA AAA 34 11 87.3 4.77 77 .273 .273 .344 .415 .279 .297 83 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2010 KCA MLB 57 0 56.3 4.44 111 .261 .262 .329 .409 .258 .301 112 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2010 SJU Wnt 3 3 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 15 0 12.7 8.43 20 .370 .249 .316 .402 .258 .395 105 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2011 ROC AAA 43 2 56.7 4.12 108 .263 .261 .323 .400 .253 .325 97 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2012 GWN AAA 54 0 65.3 4.71 95 .268 .259 .331 .387 .254 .324 102 3.0 0.3 4.0 0.4
2012 EST Wnt 12 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 12 0 12.0 5.60 76 .309 .251 .335 .387 .259 .447 104 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -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
2004 WIL A+ 5 5 0 18 18 108.3 95 31 68 5 0% .265 7.9 2.6 0.4 5.7 1.16 2.41 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A 4 2 0 8 8 52.0 39 15 36 2 0% .245 6.8 2.6 0.3 6.2 1.04 1.56 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ 5 7 0 19 19 92.0 119 45 87 13 0% -.707 11.6 4.4 1.3 8.5 1.78 5.67 0.0 0.0
2007 gcr Wnt 1 0 0 6 6 22.0 16 8 17 1 0% .250 6.5 3.3 0.4 7.0 1.09 2.45 0.0 0.0
2007 WIC AA 6 2 1 25 16 108.0 98 45 77 5 39% .280 8.2 3.8 0.4 6.4 1.32 3.08 9.4 1.0
2008 NWA AA 5 2 3 20 4 52.7 47 16 43 3 37% .299 8.0 2.7 0.5 7.3 1.20 2.90 2.7 0.3
2008 OMA AAA 3 2 0 12 11 55.3 65 25 36 8 35% .324 10.6 4.1 1.3 5.9 1.63 5.05 1.9 0.2
2009 KCA MLB 0 2 0 8 1 14.0 13 8 15 2 47% .306 8.4 5.1 1.3 9.6 1.50 5.14 1.7 0.2
2009 OMA AAA 3 3 1 34 11 87.3 79 41 76 6 40% .297 8.1 4.2 0.6 7.8 1.37 3.51 2.5 0.2
2010 SJU Wnt 2 1 0 3 3 15.7 15 4 13 1 0% .326 8.6 2.3 0.6 7.5 1.21 4.01 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 1 3 0 57 0 56.3 59 24 34 3 36% .301 9.4 3.8 0.5 5.4 1.47 3.83 5.7 0.6
2011 ROC AAA 3 1 1 43 2 56.7 55 24 68 6 34% .325 8.7 3.8 1.0 10.8 1.39 4.29 8.9 0.9
2011 MIN MLB 1 0 0 15 0 12.7 19 8 11 4 38% .395 13.5 5.7 2.8 7.8 2.13 9.95 -3.8 -0.4
2012 GWN AAA 3 2 4 54 0 65.3 68 37 55 2 44% .324 9.4 5.1 0.3 7.6 1.61 3.31 4.0 0.4
2012 EST Wnt 1 0 0 12 0 9.3 9 4 1 0 0% .290 8.7 3.9 0.0 1.0 1.39 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 0 2 0 12 0 12.0 17 9 14 0 45% .447 12.8 6.8 0.0 10.5 2.17 6.75 -0.3 -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
2009 230 0.3913 0.4174 0.7188 0.5889 0.3071 0.8113 0.6047 0.2813
2010 992 0.4516 0.4294 0.8427 0.6138 0.2776 0.8982 0.7417 0.1573
2011 282 0.5000 0.4397 0.8065 0.6028 0.2766 0.8588 0.6923 0.1935
Career15040.45150.42950.8170.60790.28190.87750.71150.1831

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-20 2009-09-29 DTD 9 9 Left Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2005-07-22 2005-09-10 Minors 50 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 MIN $429,000
2010 KCA $400,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$829,500
2 yrTotal$829,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 75 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 5/10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/17/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2011). Claimed by Minnesota off waivers 1/26/11 after being DFA by Kansas City 1/18/11. Signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/5/09.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2003 (11-312) (Delta State).

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 2.6 1.1 2.3 49 0 52.9 42 20 46 4 .274 1.16 3.29 3.57 6.1 0.6
80o 2.2 0.9 1.9 43 0 46.8 40 19 41 4 .289 1.25 3.69 4.01 2.9 0.3
70o 2 0.8 1.7 39 0 42.6 38 18 37 4 .300 1.31 3.99 4.34 0.9 0.1
60o 1.8 0.7 1.5 36 0 39.0 36 17 34 4 .309 1.37 4.25 4.62 -0.5 -0.0
50o 1.6 0.6 1.4 33 0 35.8 35 16 31 4 .318 1.43 4.49 4.89 -1.6 -0.2
40o 1.5 0.5 1.2 30 0 32.6 33 16 28 4 .327 1.48 4.74 5.16 -2.5 -0.3
30o 1.3 0.4 1 27 0 29.3 31 15 26 3 .336 1.54 5.02 5.45 -3.2 -0.3
20o 1.1 0.4 0.9 23 0 25.6 28 13 22 3 .347 1.62 5.34 5.8 -3.9 -0.4
10o 0.9 0.3 0.7 19 0 20.6 24 11 18 3 .363 1.73 5.80 6.3 -4.3 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.60.61.332035.13416314.3161.414.464.85-1.4-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 17% 7% 19% 32%

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
20153321248053522347639.3221.424.494.888.93.98.01.00.0
20163421248052512344639.3181.424.534.928.84.07.61.00.0
20173521246050482142539.3141.384.364.748.63.87.60.90.1
20183621242046452039539.3151.404.344.728.73.97.61.00.1
20193721240044431836539.3161.404.424.808.93.77.41.00.1
20203821239042421835539.3161.424.404.788.93.87.41.10.1
20213921238041411734439.3161.404.424.808.93.77.40.90.1
20224021239043421834539.3141.414.414.798.93.87.21.10.1
20234121238042411732539.3141.394.434.828.93.76.91.10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.51.60.32.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Wil Ledezma 2013 0.00 DNP
2 84 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
3 83 Chris Schroder 2011 0.00 DNP
4 81 Brandon Puffer 2008 0.00 DNP
5 81 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
6 80 Randy Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
7 80 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
8 79 Seth McClung 2013 0.00 DNP
9 79 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
10 79 Blaine Neal 2010 0.00 DNP
11 79 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
12 78 John Parrish 2010 3.00
13 78 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
14 78 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
15 78 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
16 78 Steve Green 2010 0.00 DNP
17 78 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
18 78 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
19 78 Bill Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
20 78 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
21 77 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
22 76 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
23 76 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
24 76 Justin Hampson 2012 3.60
25 76 Nate Bland 2007 0.00 DNP
26 75 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
27 75 Amauri Sanit 2012 0.00 DNP
28 75 Lenny DiNardo 2012 0.00 DNP
29 75 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
30 75 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
31 75 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
32 74 Aquilino Lopez 2007 5.19
33 74 Michael O'Connor 2013 0.00 DNP
34 74 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
35 74 Scott Strickland 2008 0.00 DNP
36 74 Randy Keisler 2008 0.00 DNP
37 74 Eric Stults 2012 3.55
38 74 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
39 73 Mike MacDougal 2009 5.13
40 73 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
41 73 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
42 73 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
43 73 Matt Perisho 2007 0.00 DNP
44 73 Scott Downs 2008 1.91
45 72 Jake Robbins 2008 0.00 DNP
46 72 Bobby Cramer 2012 0.00 DNP
47 72 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
48 72 Jason Stanford 2009 0.00 DNP
49 72 Roger Deago 2009 0.00 DNP
50 72 Casey Fossum 2010 0.00 DNP
51 72 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
52 72 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
53 72 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
54 72 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
55 72 Jeremy Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
56 71 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
57 71 Joe Nelson 2007 0.00 DNP
58 71 Josh Kinney 2011 6.62
59 71 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
60 71 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
61 71 Mike Gallo 2009 0.00 DNP
62 71 Roberto Giron 2008 0.00 DNP
63 71 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
64 71 Chris George 2012 0.00 DNP
65 71 Matt Palmer 2011 5.74
66 71 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
67 71 Jason Shiell 2009 0.00 DNP
68 71 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
69 70 Chris Gissell 2010 0.00 DNP
70 70 Lee Gardner 2007 2.30
71 70 Jack Taschner 2010 6.41
72 70 Darren Holmes 1998 3.33
73 70 Gary Lavelle 1981 4.52
74 70 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
75 70 Andy Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
76 70 Les Walrond 2009 0.00 DNP
77 70 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
78 70 Chris Fussell 2008 0.00 DNP
79 69 Yhency Brazoban 2012 0.00 DNP
80 69 Jason Bulger 2011 3.86
81 69 Juan Rincon 2011 0.00 DNP
82 69 Steve Mingori 1976 2.43
83 69 Kazuo Fukumori 2009 0.00 DNP
84 69 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
85 69 Jason Karnuth 2008 0.00 DNP
86 69 Dave Righetti 1991 3.64
87 69 Jason Childers 2007 0.00 DNP
88 69 Brandon Duckworth 2008 4.74
89 69 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
90 69 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
91 69 Bob Locker 1970 4.09
92 69 Juan Perez 2011 3.60
93 69 Matt Young 1991 5.58
94 69 Felix Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
95 69 Rob Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
96 69 J.J. Trujillo 2008 0.00 DNP
97 69 Dennys Reyes 2009 3.73
98 68 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
99 68 Lindy McDaniel 1968 3.31
100 68 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Dusty Hughes and his high-80s fastball continue to bounce around the league. Hughes has faced more than 150 major-league lefties, and put 36.1 percent of them on base one way or another. Add in his struggles against righties, and Hughes seems unlikely to get another shot at 50-plus big-league innings any time soon.
2011 Hughes was one of three relievers whom the Royals employed in low-leverage situations, and with good reason, as he featured a 1.4 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a fastball that saw more entries in the 80s than a retirement home. Hughes is left-handed, which means that he'll have a job in 2011 after posting a 3.83 ERA, even if it was undeserved. You could do worse than Hughes at the back of a bullpen, since he is capable of getting left-handers out. The Royals tried to prove that Hughes wasn't so bad by making use of numerous inferior relief options throughout the season, which made for a fairly convincing argument in his favor.
2010 One of the many organizational soliders at Omaha, Hughes was rewarded with a September callup and a spot start against the White Sox. A swingman since 2006 Tommy John surgery, Hughes doesn’t have a blazing fastball (it's a high-80s pitch that can occasionally touch the low 90s) but he does effectively mix it with a plus changeup and decent curveball. He pitched well enough to compete for a bullpen spot to start 2010, possibly as a lefty spot-reliever.
2008 Upon returning from Tommy John surgery last year, Dusty Hughes jumped to Double-A for the first time, then capped a solid year by being named pitcher of the year in the Arizona Fall League. A short left-hander with a funky delivery, he should be getting the acceptance letter from the Fraternity of LOOGYs any day now.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Return of the Prodigal SluggersBen Lindbergh2011-05-26
Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Two Twins Are Better Than OneJohn Perrotto2011-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Minnesota TwinsMarc Normandin2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Minnesota TwinsCorey Dawkins2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Napoli, oh NapoliChristina Kahrl2011-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Kansas City RoyalsJohn Perrotto2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Roster CleanupChristina Kahrl2010-04-06
Fantasy Beat: Depth Chart/PFM UpdateClay Davenport2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Dusty Hughes threw 1,549 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (82mph), also mixing in a Cutter (84mph), Sinker (88mph) and Curve (74mph).