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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-16-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age30 years, 6 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52010
2011
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
2007 CLE 23 26 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 125 26 8 7 1 35 10 9 1 34 2.15 2.56 2.23 10.0 1.0
2008 CLE 24 51 0 66.0 0.0 66.0 0 4 13 1 0 0 292 68 29 28 8 109 27 24 5 52 3.82 4.62 4.28 9.9 1.0
2009 CLE 25 47 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 2 4 1 5 0 0 285 62 37 34 13 118 29 26 2 62 4.61 5.22 5.79 -0.7 -0.0
2010 CLE 26 37 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 4 2 0 1 0 0 153 28 12 12 1 39 19 18 0 29 2.97 3.38 3.87 5.2 0.5
Career1610198.00.0198.071114700855184868123301857781773.684.294.3924.52.5

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 MHV A- 13 11 59.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.634 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KIN A+ 21 20 108.1 4.58 95 .248 .258 .338 .377 .257 .307 87 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4
2006 AKR AA 7 7 39.2 4.09 66 .286 .262 .328 .393 .263 .274 58 6.5 0.7 6.5 0.7
2007 CLE MLB 26 0 29.3 2.23 153 .231 .270 .331 .413 .260 .316 98 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2007 AKR AA 24 0 39.0 3.14 134 .209 .263 .336 .408 .258 .281 103 10.2 1.0 10.2 1.0
2007 BUF AAA 10 0 13.0 4.21 104 .171 .269 .336 .413 .269 .129 99 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 CLE MLB 51 0 66.0 4.28 113 .269 .269 .333 .418 .261 .300 105 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 BUF AAA 11 0 20.0 4.92 74 .258 .261 .329 .409 .264 .241 88 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2009 CLE MLB 47 0 66.3 5.79 81 .268 .264 .331 .425 .259 .274 101 -0.1 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2009 COH AAA 12 0 18.7 2.25 154 .178 .261 .334 .394 .249 .351 113 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2010 CLE MLB 37 0 36.3 3.87 119 .224 .258 .322 .407 .255 .260 108 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2010 COH AAA 24 0 30.3 3.58 124 .213 .262 .330 .399 .251 .321 105 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2011 COH AAA 22 0 28.0 4.85 100 .300 .259 .324 .395 .252 .383 109 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2012 RNO AAA 52 0 56.7 5.40 109 .235 .276 .338 .425 .264 .256 114 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2013 IOW AAA 5 0 3.7 18.01 -128 .511 .274 .362 .429 .278 .353 111 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5

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 MHV A- 4 2 0 13 11 59.0 58 11 59 6 0% -.634 8.8 1.7 0.9 9.0 1.17 3.20 0.0 0.0
2006 AKR AA 1 2 0 7 7 39.2 41 12 44 4 49% .274 9.4 2.8 0.9 10.1 1.35 3.90 6.5 0.7
2006 KIN A+ 7 6 0 21 20 108.1 110 29 94 11 40% .307 9.2 2.4 0.9 7.8 1.29 4.00 14.1 1.4
2007 BUF AAA 1 0 1 10 0 13.0 5 4 12 1 31% .129 3.5 2.8 0.7 8.3 0.69 1.38 1.0 0.1
2007 AKR AA 2 0 1 24 0 39.0 27 13 49 2 40% .281 6.2 3.0 0.5 11.3 1.03 1.85 10.2 1.0
2007 CLE MLB 1 1 0 26 0 29.3 26 10 34 1 36% .316 8.0 3.1 0.3 10.4 1.23 2.15 10.0 1.0
2008 BUF AAA 1 2 1 11 0 20.0 16 8 18 2 42% .241 7.2 3.6 0.9 8.1 1.20 3.60 -0.5 -0.1
2008 CLE MLB 0 4 13 51 0 66.0 68 27 52 8 37% .300 9.3 3.7 1.1 7.1 1.44 3.82 9.9 1.0
2009 COH AAA 1 0 0 12 0 18.7 13 7 28 0 38% .351 6.3 3.4 0.0 13.5 1.07 0.00 6.8 0.7
2009 CLE MLB 2 4 1 47 0 66.3 62 29 62 13 39% .274 8.4 3.9 1.8 8.4 1.37 4.61 -0.7 -0.0
2010 COH AAA 2 1 2 24 0 30.3 29 8 30 2 29% .321 8.6 2.4 0.6 8.9 1.22 2.67 6.5 0.6
2010 CLE MLB 4 2 0 37 0 36.3 28 19 29 1 32% .260 6.9 4.7 0.2 7.2 1.29 2.97 5.2 0.5
2011 COH AAA 3 2 2 22 0 28.0 40 15 22 4 22% .383 12.9 4.8 1.3 7.1 1.96 5.14 2.5 0.2
2012 RNO AAA 7 2 4 52 0 56.7 50 20 43 7 37% .256 7.9 3.2 1.1 6.8 1.24 3.65 5.9 0.6
2013 IOW AAA 0 1 0 5 0 3.7 10 3 1 4 43% .353 24.5 7.4 9.8 2.5 3.55 17.18 -4.7 -0.5

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 1120 0.5330 0.4679 0.8340 0.6181 0.2964 0.8862 0.7097 0.1641
2009 1114 0.5242 0.4156 0.7667 0.5771 0.2377 0.7982 0.6825 0.2333
2010 604 0.5596 0.4428 0.8390 0.5947 0.2481 0.8706 0.7424 0.1610
Career28380.53520.4420.80860.5970.26310.84830.7060.1906

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 ARI $
2011 CLE $650,000
2010 CLE $422,400
2009 CLE $418,600
2008 CLE $393,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,884,000
4 yrTotal$1,884,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 133 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/7/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 4/17/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/29/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2011). Re-signed 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4224M (2010). Re-signed 3/10/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/7/10. Recalled 5/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4186M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09 (split contract, $0.1983M in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 6/27/09. Recalled 8/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008). Re-signed 3/7/08. Optioned to Triple-A 5/24/08. Recalled 6/3/08. Optioned to Triple-A 6/4/08. Recalled 7/4/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 7/13/07.
  • Drafted 2005 (3-102) (Vanderbilt). Signed 6/05, $0.375M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Jensen Lewis is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland CloserBret Sayre2013-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland CloserBen Lindbergh2013-12-16
The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
The BP Wayback Machine: Do Spring Speeds Matter?Mike Fast2013-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL WestR.J. Anderson2012-03-09
The BP Wayback Machine: Seamhead AnalysisJoe Sheehan2011-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: Finding Relief from NPBMichael Street2011-08-04
Spinning Yarn: Do Spring Speeds Matter?Mike Fast2011-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: AL Central Arbitration ForecastJeff Euston2010-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: White Sox, IndiansChristina Kahrl2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The National Redistribution EffortChristina Kahrl2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The National Redistribution EffortKevin Goldstein2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL HereChristina Kahrl2010-07-26
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: A Knack for Getting KnackeredChristina Kahrl2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Tale of Three ShortstopsChristina Kahrl2010-05-07
Game Story: White Sox Home OpenerChristina Kahrl2010-04-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersLee Panas2010-04-01
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Cleveland's Plan B at CloserCraig Brown2010-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Fishing For SavesCraig Brown2010-03-15
The Year in Quotes: The Highs and Lows of 2009Alex Carnevale2009-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Going DownJay Jaffe2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Balance of the AL's Major Deadline MovesChristina Kahrl2009-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Better HalfJoe Sheehan2009-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Odds and EndsChristina Kahrl2009-07-16
Prospectus Hit and Run: The FlatlinersJay Jaffe2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The DeRosa DealChristina Kahrl2009-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Rising and FallingJay Jaffe2009-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central, PlusChristina Kahrl2009-06-02
The Week in Quotes: May 11-17Alex Carnevale2009-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Bleeding BullpensJay Jaffe2009-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central UpdateChristina Kahrl2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Senior Circuit SurprisesJay Jaffe2009-04-24
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Season to Come: Projected AL StandingsChristina Kahrl2009-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Seamhead AnalysisJoe Sheehan2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Days of WonderJay Jaffe2008-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: A Red MenaceJohn Perrotto2008-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Picking the Right PathJoe Sheehan2008-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Mock Blockbuster, Part IIIDayn Perry2008-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: 10 Under the RadarJeff Erickson2008-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: AL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-11-11
Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four ReportJohn Perrotto2007-10-17
Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three ReportJohn Perrotto2007-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-16
Prospectus Today: Thanks, TribeJoe Sheehan2007-10-14
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Playoff Prospectus: Indians versus Red SoxJay Jaffe2007-10-12
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Salazar? Que Pasa?
(Pop from NJ)
Pardon me for pumping a non-BP project of mine, but Collette and I discussed this at length with Jensen Lewis (former Cleveland Indian himself) on a pod yesterday - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/towers-of-power-baseball-hour/id787270212?mt=2 (Paul Sporer)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Indians option Joe Smith and put Eddie Moo on a six-week trial before cutting bait, or have we seen the Last of the Mujica?
(buffum from Austin TX)
I'd take Smith over Mujica any time. I think Smith, Jensen Lewis and Rafael Betancourt will set up Kerry Wood. (John Perrotto)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe: What would you do if you were the Indians about a closer? Would you give the job to Jensen Lewis to start, or would you look at one of the retread closers?
(warclub from Strongsville, OH )
I'd try and re-create the bullpen that they had a couple years ago, with a whole mess of good pitchers, and not worry about who pitches to three batters every third day or so. Lots of people can do that job. What you need is three or four guys who can get outs, and some of those have to be low-split guys who miss bats. Worry about skills, not roles. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)where do you see huston street this offseason? indians, detroit, mets?
(pete from texas)
He's not a good fit for the Mets or Indians, who have Joe Smith and Jensen Lewis who do the exact same thing. The Tigers are an interesting spot, actually--they need *reliable* relievers, and Street is that. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jensen Lewis threw 3,280 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Slider (81mph), also mixing in a Change (79mph).