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Portrait of Wes Littleton

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 102.3 5 3 3 55 3.69 0.1
Birth Date9-2-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
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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
2006 TEX 23 33 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 138 23 7 7 2 32 13 13 2 17 1.73 4.21 4.97 3.8 0.4
2007 TEX 24 35 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 205 48 23 23 6 75 16 15 3 24 4.31 5.12 6.32 -3.0 -0.2
2008 TEX 25 12 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 80 18 12 12 1 23 8 8 3 14 6.00 4.16 6.80 -0.9 -0.1
Career800102.30.0102.3533200423894242913037368553.694.635.97-0.00.1

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 TEX MLB 33 0 36.3 4.97 105 .181 .275 .334 .424 .257 .202 106 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2007 TEX MLB 35 0 48.0 6.32 71 .252 .271 .335 .419 .264 .269 101 -2.7 -0.3 -3.0 -0.2
2008 TEX MLB 12 0 18.0 6.80 73 .250 .258 .321 .393 .247 .315 113 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -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
2006 TEX MLB 2 1 1 33 0 36.3 23 13 17 2 71% .202 5.7 3.2 0.5 4.2 0.99 1.73 3.8 0.4
2007 TEX MLB 3 2 2 35 0 48.0 48 16 24 6 56% .269 9.0 3.0 1.1 4.5 1.33 4.31 -3.0 -0.2
2008 TEX MLB 0 0 0 12 0 18.0 18 8 14 1 55% .315 9.0 4.0 0.5 7.0 1.44 6.00 -0.9 -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 283 0.5124 0.4028 0.8772 0.5724 0.2246 0.9157 0.7742 0.1228
Career2830.51240.40280.87720.57240.22460.91570.77420.1228

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-04-16 2010-05-10 Minors 24 0 Right Arm Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SEA $
2012 SEA $
2011 SEA $
2008 TEX $397,510
2007 TEX $382,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$779,510
2 yrTotal$779,510

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 52 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from MIL 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 3/25/09 claimed off waivers from BOS 3/17/09 re-signed 3/10/09, 1 year/$0.41275M (09)
  • acquired in trade from TX 11/28/08 designated for assignment 11/20/08 recalled 9/15/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/11/08 recalled 7/9/08 optioned to Triple-A 4/24/08 recalled 4/14/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/29/08 re-signed 2/25/08, 1 year/$397,510 (08)
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/17/07
  • recalled 7/7/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/16/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/8/07 recalled 5/5/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year/$0.382M (07)
  • recalled 7/06 optioned to Triple-A 5/06 recalled 5/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$M (06) contract purchased 11/05 $0.315M signing bonus
  • Cal St Fullerton 03 4-106

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
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Diagnostics

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

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 A side-armer who predictably generates the ground-ball outs you expect from the type, the athletic Littleton has never really had the stuff to fool enough right-handers to make it as a ROOGY, but he's also not had to deal with the kind of combustibility against lefties most of his ilk generally risk. Sold off to the Red Sox to make space on the 40-man, if Littleton sticks as an extra arm in the Beantown bullpen and does well, you can add his name to the list of arms rustled up by other teams, and undiscovered by the Rangers' APB to find some or any kind of pitching.
2008 Littleton profiles as the premise for a political metaphor, a right-handed side-armer who can get lefties out. The problem is that with his weak stuff doesn't get them, or anyone, out consistently enough. You think there'd be a role for a pitcher like this, the reverse-righty groundball specialist, but the Rangers haven't found one yet.
2007 Littleton kept the ball on the ground--and then some. He led the club with a 3.75 groundball-to-flyball ratio, making him the poster child of the Rangers keep-it-earthbound movement. Another sidearmer, right-handers couldn`t touch him, batting just .157/.222/.193. Many of those outs were made on balls in play; that .204 BABIP is going to be impossible to maintain. Still, if he can continue to keep the ball low and stay away from the evil lefties, he should be useful reliever for awhile.
2006 Littleton had a solid debut in 2003 that seemed to support this college pitcher`s reputation as a 4th-round steal, but struggled mightily in 2004, completely losing the ability to fool hitters with his low-90s fastball or solid curve. Moved to the bullpen in `05, he finished strong and brought all his ratios back to where a prospect`s should be. He`s just 22 and has proven himself to some extent at Double-A, so the expectation that Littleton will reach the majors is not unrealistic.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Baseball: Like Nothing You've Ever Seen BeforeRussell A. Carleton2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: San Diego High School Baseball at the Turn of the MillenniumGeoff Young2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Wes LittletonDavid Laurila2009-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ruminations and MeditationsJohn Perrotto2009-01-14
Transaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-12-14
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Down to the WireJohn Perrotto2007-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Passing the BuchholzJay Jaffe2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-08-08
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL-brand CatsupChristina Kahrl2007-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the WestsChristina Kahrl2007-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Texas Rangers Can Win the World SeriesJamey Newberg2007-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The 500 Home Run ClubJohn Perrotto2007-03-25
Prospectus Game of the Week: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers, August 26, 2006Derek Jacques2006-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-5Christina Kahrl2006-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-29Christina Kahrl2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Texas League Scouting NotebookKevin Goldstein2006-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL West RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-13Christina Kahrl2006-03-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Wes Littleton threw 820 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Sinker (85mph), Change (75mph) and Curve (76mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (88mph).