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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.7 4.33 1.38 20 2 2 0 0.1
Birth Date10-31-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight245 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.52012
0.12013
2014
2015
0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2007 TEX MLB 6 3 16.0 1 0 0 13 4 7 1 .266 102 7.3 2.2 0.6 3.9 55% .240 .243 1.06 4.37 2.25 101 4.91 0.1
2008 TEX MLB 25 11 63.3 3 8 1 97 25 35 7 .263 114 13.8 3.6 1.0 5.0 48% .370 .304 1.93 4.96 8.67 105 4.82 0.5
2009 TEX MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .258 111 18.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0% .250 .456 3.00 22.14 36.00 117 6.99 -0.0
2010 KCA MLB 4 0 4.0 0 1 0 10 3 1 4 .253 115 22.5 6.8 9.0 2.2 38% .353 .494 3.25 17.80 22.50 124 8.09 -0.1
2011 KCA MLB 2 2 14.7 2 0 0 11 5 7 0 .261 109 6.8 3.1 0.0 4.3 46% .239 .222 1.09 3.54 1.23 109 4.39 0.1
2012 KCA MLB 30 25 166.0 8 10 0 176 59 104 15 .263 103 9.5 3.2 0.8 5.6 54% .310 .266 1.42 4.23 4.23 101 4.36 1.5
2013 KCA MLB 22 15 94.0 2 6 0 106 43 54 10 .272 99 10.1 4.1 1.0 5.2 50% .311 .294 1.59 4.78 5.36 118 4.78 0.1
CareerMLB9056359.01625141514020838.26510410.43.51.05.251%.317.2831.554.685.391074.632.2

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2003 AUG A 13 11 59.7 3 3 0 46 14 29 1 .000 6.9 2.1 0.2 4.4 0% .234 .000 1.01 3.35 2.26 0 0.00
2004 SAR A+ 25 25 137.0 8 7 0 133 54 51 12 .000 8.7 3.5 0.8 3.4 0% .256 .000 1.36 4.93 3.74 0 0.00
2005 LEL A+ 2 2 10.7 0 1 0 18 4 3 1 .000 15.1 3.4 0.8 2.5 0% -2.125 .000 2.06 5.63 9.25 0 0.00
2005 WIL A+ 23 22 119.3 4 9 0 145 36 60 17 .300 97 10.9 2.7 1.3 4.5 66% .243 .249 1.52 5.26 6.34 0 0.00
2006 WIL A+ 13 13 63.1 5 4 0 67 14 46 4 .259 74 9.6 2.0 0.6 6.6 58% .342 .262 1.28 3.35 3.14 0 0.00
2006 FRI AA 7 7 38.1 2 4 0 55 11 21 2 .271 63 13.0 2.6 0.5 5.0 49% .317 .240 1.73 3.87 7.80 0 0.00
2006 PME AA 9 9 48.1 1 5 0 73 14 29 4 .000 13.7 2.6 0.7 5.4 0% .392 .000 1.81 4.01 6.36 0 0.00
2007 TEX MLB 6 3 16.0 1 0 0 13 4 7 1 .266 102 7.3 2.2 0.6 3.9 55% .240 .243 1.06 4.37 2.25 101 4.91
2007 FRI AA 26 25 148.7 15 4 0 145 48 93 11 .264 102 8.8 2.9 0.7 5.6 47% .285 .250 1.30 4.07 3.93 0 0.00
2008 TEX MLB 25 11 63.3 3 8 1 97 25 35 7 .263 114 13.8 3.6 1.0 5.0 48% .370 .304 1.93 4.96 8.67 105 4.82
2008 FRI AA 1 1 1.3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 .301 93 6.9 13.8 0.0 6.9 80% .200 .313 2.31 6.40 6.92 0 0.00
2008 OKL AAA 8 8 35.0 2 3 0 43 8 19 1 .254 108 11.1 2.1 0.3 4.9 57% .336 .245 1.46 3.46 5.14 0 0.00
2009 TEX MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .258 111 18.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0% .250 .456 3.00 22.14 36.00 117 6.99
2009 OKL AAA 25 18 111.3 6 7 0 130 50 78 4 .276 86 10.5 4.0 0.3 6.3 53% .344 .291 1.62 4.16 4.53 0 0.00
2009 OBR Wnt 9 9 58.3 4 2 0 47 16 49 5 .000 7.3 2.5 0.8 7.6 0% .261 .000 1.08 3.41 2.62 0 0.00
2010 KCA MLB 4 0 4.0 0 1 0 10 3 1 4 .253 115 22.5 6.8 9.0 2.2 38% .353 .494 3.25 17.80 22.50 124 8.09
2010 OMA AAA 24 22 131.7 10 9 0 145 32 59 13 .269 98 9.9 2.2 0.9 4.0 51% .295 .245 1.34 4.86 4.10 0 0.00
2010 OBR Wnt 6 4 26.0 2 1 0 19 4 18 0 .000 6.6 1.4 0.0 6.2 0% .244 .000 0.88 2.18 1.04 0 0.00
2011 KCA MLB 2 2 14.7 2 0 0 11 5 7 0 .261 109 6.8 3.1 0.0 4.3 46% .239 .222 1.09 3.54 1.23 109 4.39
2011 OMA AAA 33 18 144.3 12 5 2 126 54 81 5 .269 96 7.9 3.4 0.3 5.1 48% .268 .227 1.25 4.38 2.18 0 0.00
2011 OBR Wnt 7 6 28.7 3 2 0 35 9 25 3 .000 11.0 2.8 0.9 7.8 0% .348 .000 1.53 3.54 5.34 0 0.00
2012 KCA MLB 30 25 166.0 8 10 0 176 59 104 15 .263 103 9.5 3.2 0.8 5.6 54% .310 .266 1.42 4.23 4.23 101 4.36
2012 OBR Wnt 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 5 3 3 0 .000 9.0 5.4 0.0 5.4 0% .312 .000 1.60 4.28 7.20 0 0.00
2013 KCA MLB 22 15 94.0 2 6 0 106 43 54 10 .272 99 10.1 4.1 1.0 5.2 50% .311 .294 1.59 4.78 5.36 118 4.78
2013 MEX int 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 .000 13.5 9.0 0.0 13.5 0% .500 .000 2.50 3.40 0.00 0 0.00

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 1055 0.4882 0.4398 0.8642 0.6214 0.2667 0.9031 0.7778 0.1358
2009 22 0.4545 0.4545 1.0000 0.9000 0.0833 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2010 95 0.4316 0.4211 0.9000 0.6829 0.2222 0.8929 0.9167 0.1000
2011 202 0.4455 0.4455 0.8556 0.6333 0.2946 0.9123 0.7576 0.1444
2012 2521 0.4320 0.4351 0.8277 0.6006 0.3094 0.9144 0.6998 0.1723
2013 1574 0.4047 0.4574 0.8278 0.6625 0.3180 0.9408 0.6678 0.1722
Career54690.43560.44260.83770.62630.30070.91970.71270.1623

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-14 2012-09-21 DTD 7 6 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat - -
2012-03-21 2012-03-21 Camp 0 0 - Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-05-31 2009-06-04 Minors 4 0 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2009-03-11 2009-03-22 Camp 11 0 Right Hand Blister -
2008-04-24 2008-06-09 15-DL 46 43 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-03-24 2008-04-12 15-DL 19 10 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2007-05-04 2007-05-11 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $532,000
2012 KCA $488,925
2011 KCA $
2010 KCA $406,210
2008 TEX $391,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,818,135
4 yrTotal$1,818,135

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 63 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Signed with Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.532M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13. Released by Kansas City 11/13.
  • 1 year/$488,925 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/18/11.
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 2/23/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 4/2/10. DFA by Kansas City 4/23/10.
  • 1 year/$406,210 (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008). Re-signed by Texas 2/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Texas 9/5/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 3/05. Claimed off waivers by San Diego after being DFA by Boston 7/05. Claimed by Boston off waivers from San Diego 7/05.
  • Signed by Boston 7/00 as an amateur free agent from Mexico.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/26/2016 14:46 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
15% 31% 19% 9% 70%

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
4.9168.36.64.9340.8

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20154.9168.36.64.9340.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Ryan Drese 2008 0.00 DNP
2 85 Dontrelle Willis 2014 0.00 DNP
3 84 Clay Hensley 2012 5.33
4 84 Chris Sampson 2010 6.53
5 83 Chad Durbin 2010 3.67
6 82 John Maine 2013 12.27
7 82 Brian Tallet 2010 6.87
8 82 Chien-Ming Wang 2012 6.68
9 82 Roberto Hernandez 2013 5.19
10 82 Scott Schoeneweis 2006 4.88
11 82 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
12 82 Tom Candiotti 1990 4.10
13 81 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
14 81 Runelvys Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
15 81 Daniel Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
16 81 Rich Hill 2012 1.83
17 80 Charlie Leibrandt 1989 5.48
18 80 Chris Narveson 2014 0.00 DNP
19 80 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
20 80 Bob Rush 1958 3.60
21 80 Jaret Wright 2008 0.00 DNP
22 80 Jason Grilli 2009 5.32
23 79 Steve Rogers 1982 2.73
24 79 Orel Hershiser 1991 3.46
25 79 John Denny 1985 4.37
26 79 Mike Morgan 1992 3.00
27 79 Scott Feldman 2015 4.07
28 79 Rick Reuschel 1981 3.68
29 79 Bob Lemon 1953 3.74
30 79 Matt Palmer 2011 5.74
31 79 Aaron Cook 2011 6.22
32 79 Casey Fossum 2010 0.00 DNP
33 78 Jim Rooker 1975 3.66 DNP
34 78 Terry Adams 2005 12.82
35 78 Jerry Reuss 1981 2.59
36 78 Derek Lowe 2005 4.58
37 78 Jim Perry 1968 2.40
38 78 Lew Burdette 1959 4.49
39 78 Larry Jackson 1963 3.34
40 78 R.A. Dickey 2007 0.00 DNP
41 78 Brian Burres 2013 0.00 DNP
42 78 Zach Miner 2014 0.00 DNP
43 77 David Purcey 2014 0.00 DNP
44 77 Barry Zito 2010 4.38
45 77 Burt Hooton 1982 4.25
46 77 Tim Stauffer 2014 3.50
47 77 Shawn Hill 2013 0.00 DNP
48 77 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
49 77 Jason Stanford 2009 0.00 DNP
50 77 Mel Parnell 1954 4.41
51 77 Jim Clancy 1988 4.86
52 77 Carlos Zambrano 2013 0.00 DNP
53 77 Nate Bump 2009 0.00 DNP
54 77 Evan Meek 2015 0.00 DNP
55 77 Wes Obermueller 2009 0.00 DNP
56 77 Daisuke Matsuzaka 2013 4.89
57 77 Bob Porterfield 1956 5.90
58 77 Ken Hill 1998 5.24
59 77 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
60 77 Andy Ashby 2000 5.60
61 77 Seth McClung 2013 0.00 DNP
62 77 Scott Erickson 2000 7.87
63 77 Jack Sanford 1961 4.68
64 76 Kameron Loe 2014 0.00 DNP
65 76 Whitey Ford 1961 3.43
66 76 Mike Torrez 1979 5.14
67 76 Mark Redman 2006 5.93
68 76 Zane Smith 1993 4.66
69 76 Jim Brosnan 1962 3.76 DNP
70 76 Kenny Rogers 1997 6.21
71 76 Chris Bosio 1995 5.19
72 76 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
73 76 John Parrish 2010 3.00
74 76 Jarrod Washburn 2007 4.74
75 76 Aaron Sele 2002 5.17
76 76 Tom Glavine 1998 2.63
77 76 Jeff Suppan 2007 4.92
78 76 Dave Dravecky 1988 4.62
79 76 Doug Davis 2008 4.68
80 76 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
81 76 Ned Garver 1958 4.33
82 76 Bob Purkey 1962 3.40 DNP
83 76 Jerome Williams 2014 5.01
84 76 Jeremy Guthrie 2011 4.89
85 76 Jamey Wright 2007 4.09
86 76 Frank Sullivan 1962 6.23 DNP
87 75 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
88 75 Jason Marquis 2011 5.05
89 75 Phil Niekro 1971 3.75
90 75 Bryn Smith 1988 3.59
91 75 Doug Drabek 1995 5.06
92 75 Angel Castro 2015 2.25
93 75 Dave Stieb 1990 3.15
94 75 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
95 75 Russ Ortiz 2006 8.57
96 75 Matt Fox 2015 0.00 DNP
97 75 Ramon Martinez 2000 6.63
98 75 Tim Redding 2010 0.00 DNP
99 75 Frank Lary 1962 6.64 DNP
100 75 Dick Donovan 1960 5.61

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Mendoza opened 2013 as the Royals' fifth starter, shifted to the bullpen for the second half and proved to be uninspiring in either role. His modus operandi is to start hitters with a sinker and follow up with a curve when he can get ahead. Mendoza struggled with his command, which the Royals said was understandable—he rarely got regular work as a fifth starter and his sinker is a “feel” pitch. The lack of routine can’t excuse his lack of deception and subsequent bat-missing inabilities. While his sinker nets a groundball in close to half of all balls put in play, Mendoza allows too much hard contact to be reliable in any role.
2013 Mendoza is a pitch-to-contact starter who depends on team defense to save him from the precipice of the big inning. He relies on his sinker yet switches to his curve once he jumps ahead of the batter. He keeps the ball in the infield and his home-run rate manageable. His strikeout rate has always been underwhelming, which is why he's a longshot to repeat even his middling performance from 2012. If he's in the rotation for the Royals in 2013, you'll know their offseason plan of adding starting pitching was unsuccessful.
2012 A funny thing happened on the way to Mendoza becoming a bona fide minor league journeyman… He put together an incredible season for Triple-A Omaha and was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year. The odds of that happening were equal to Nancy Grace having a civil dinner with Casey Anthony. To confound the situation further, Mendoza made a pair of highly successful starts at the major league level to close out his season. That’s just the kind of performance that will lead the Royals to think he can be a contributor to the rotation in 2012. The fact he struck out under five batters per nine innings for the season while posting an obscenely low BABIP and home run rate, makes him an unlikely candidate to repeat his success.
2011 Luis Mendoza throws a fastball that he complements with a second fastball. In the minors, Mendoza was a starter who struck out just four batters per nine. Such was the state of the Kansas City pen that he was called up anyway, but his four- and two-seamer combination made things easy on hitters in the bigs; he allowed a home run for each inning he pitched.
2010 Luis Mendoza in an unspectacular sinker specialist who will struggle to get chances, especially in this pitching-packed system.
2009 In their neediness, the Rangers had to turn to this Mexican sinkerballer no matter how unready he proved to be. The sinker didn't sink enough, and his secondary stuff lacked the movement and deception for him to do much more than hope he kept getting people to guess wrong; when so much is going amiss, it's hard to keep in mind what the guy does well, because you're seeing him working from the stretch non-stop. Once Mendoza improves his off-speed stuff, his low-90s heavy fastball is going to be able to deliver happy results. In the meantime, he really needs to be in Triple-A.
2008 A former prospect with the Red Sox who had all but fallen off the radar, right-hander Luis Mendoza had a surprising rebound at Double-A last year and got a big-league look. He projects as a middle reliever

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have had injuries to my SP's and need replacements for the next moth or so. The important stats in my league are Quality Starts and K's. Which two of Dillon Gee, Nick Tepesch, Luis Mendoza, Kevin Slowley, Bartolo Colon, and Roberto Hernandez should I pick up? I am leaning toward Hernandez and Gee.
(Todd from Dallas)
I wish I knew. Gun to my head, please don't put a gun to my head. Then, after you put your gun away, I'd probably go with Colon and whomever you're feeling after that. (Matthew Kory)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Royals Fever! Catch it! I loved your old work on them. So I keep hearing how their ownership is smarter. So exactly how smart is a team that thinks Jason Kendall and Yuniesky Betancourt help form a strong middle core? And Gil Meche was worth signing to a huge long-term deal......
(dangor from New York)
Royals fan in NYC. They're everywhere. Obviously, they're misguided in their thinking on those players, though not so much Meche. The brass there just values the wrong things, in my opinion. Latest example is Luis Mendoza, who was picked up two days before the end of spring training and four days later was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the eighth. Yeah, he's got a 94 mph sinker. He also doesn't have a track record of, you know, retiring batters.

You'll never catch me calling the Royals dumb because I know Dayton Moore and like the man and he's always been very good to me. I also know that he's not dumb. I just don't agree with the way he evaluates big-league talent. I have hope that he'll redeem himself when some of his pitching prospects hit Kansas City. (Bradford Doolittle)


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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 2016, Luis Mendoza threw 6,322 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Curve (83mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (84mph).