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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-6-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age27 years, 11 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.12010
0.12011
1.62012
0.62013
2.02014
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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
2010 TBA 23 8 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 1 1 0 3 3 3 0 6 1.80 2.45 4.18 0.6 0.1
2011 TBA 24 37 0 28.0 0.0 28.0 5 2 0 0 0 0 124 30 14 14 5 51 12 11 0 27 4.50 4.74 4.20 0.5 0.1
2012 TBA 25 69 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 5 2 0 7 0 0 212 33 13 12 3 47 11 7 1 73 1.95 1.76 1.51 14.9 1.6
2013 TBA 26 71 0 62.7 0.0 62.7 5 3 1 5 0 0 260 52 28 28 8 86 22 17 1 75 4.02 3.44 3.80 5.1 0.6
2014 TBA 27 52 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 3 0 12 1 0 0 181 30 8 8 0 36 10 10 1 63 1.50 1.23 1.61 14.7 1.6
Career2370199.00.0199.0187131300797147646316223584832442.852.602.7235.93.9

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 PRI Rk 12 12 56.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HUD A- 15 14 76.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.513 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 GRL A 26 26 134.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VRO A+ 21 21 116.7 4.16 117 .213 .264 .333 .387 .257 .284 105 21.6 2.1 21.6 2.1
2007 MNT AA 5 5 23.3 3.69 109 .238 .265 .338 .394 .269 .329 89 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2008 MNT AA 15 15 77.7 5.39 97 .231 .260 .340 .397 .253 .274 112 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2009 PCH A+ 11 11 22.3 4.35 101 .267 .253 .323 .369 .255 .400 100 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2009 RAY Rk 5 5 7.7 3.24 119 .206 .246 .319 .346 .259 .333 86 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2010 TBA MLB 8 0 5.0 4.18 116 .173 .256 .318 .401 .248 .182 112 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 MNT AA 19 19 88.3 3.32 124 .251 .270 .344 .401 .269 .328 97 20.9 2.1 20.9 2.1
2010 DUR AAA 11 1 17.3 1.97 158 .132 .258 .323 .408 .250 .237 103 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2011 TBA MLB 37 0 28.0 4.20 105 .296 .266 .330 .424 .268 .312 100 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 DUR AAA 24 0 33.3 3.44 120 .237 .256 .322 .391 .250 .295 96 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2012 TBA MLB 69 0 55.3 1.51 165 .185 .252 .320 .415 .264 .244 96 14.9 1.6 14.9 1.6
2013 TBA MLB 71 0 62.7 3.80 107 .249 .253 .314 .402 .262 .286 95 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
2014 TBA MLB 52 0 48.0 1.61 163 .168 .255 .315 .391 .257 .280 105 14.7 1.6 14.7 1.6

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 PRI Rk 5 1 0 12 12 56.7 49 25 53 5 0% .278 7.8 4.0 0.8 8.4 1.31 3.97 0.0 0.0
2005 HUD A- 5 4 0 15 14 76.7 64 23 89 4 0% -.513 7.5 2.7 0.5 10.4 1.13 3.64 0.0 0.0
2006 GRL A 7 9 0 26 26 134.0 103 65 171 7 0% .305 6.9 4.4 0.5 11.5 1.25 2.96 0.0 0.0
2007 VRO A+ 5 4 0 21 21 116.7 86 39 145 8 43% .284 6.6 3.0 0.6 11.2 1.07 2.93 21.6 2.1
2007 MNT AA 3 2 0 5 5 23.3 19 13 30 2 43% .329 7.3 5.0 0.8 11.6 1.37 4.25 5.6 0.6
2008 MNT AA 6 4 0 15 15 77.7 65 37 65 6 44% .274 7.5 4.3 0.7 7.5 1.31 3.94 6.3 0.6
2009 PCH A+ 0 2 0 11 11 22.3 26 9 26 2 48% .400 10.5 3.6 0.8 10.5 1.57 6.46 4.8 0.5
2009 RAY Rk 0 2 0 5 5 7.7 5 3 14 0 47% .333 5.8 3.5 0.0 16.4 1.04 3.51 1.8 0.2
2010 MNT AA 3 7 0 19 19 88.3 81 33 100 3 44% .328 8.3 3.4 0.3 10.2 1.29 3.57 20.9 2.1
2010 DUR AAA 1 1 1 11 1 17.3 9 3 27 0 47% .237 4.7 1.6 0.0 14.0 0.69 0.52 7.9 0.8
2010 TBA MLB 0 0 0 8 0 5.0 2 3 6 0 55% .182 3.6 5.4 0.0 10.8 1.00 1.80 0.6 0.1
2011 DUR AAA 4 2 9 24 0 33.3 30 8 38 4 52% .295 8.1 2.2 1.1 10.3 1.14 2.70 6.6 0.6
2011 TBA MLB 5 2 0 37 0 28.0 30 12 27 5 33% .312 9.6 3.9 1.6 8.7 1.50 4.50 0.5 0.1
2012 TBA MLB 5 2 0 69 0 55.3 33 11 73 3 44% .244 5.4 1.8 0.5 11.9 0.80 1.95 14.9 1.6
2013 TBA MLB 5 3 1 71 0 62.7 52 22 75 8 43% .286 7.5 3.2 1.1 10.8 1.18 4.02 5.1 0.6
2014 TBA MLB 3 0 12 52 0 48.0 30 10 63 0 40% .280 5.6 1.9 0.0 11.8 0.83 1.50 14.7 1.6

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
2010 81 0.5432 0.3704 0.7667 0.5227 0.1892 0.7826 0.7143 0.2333
2011 524 0.5534 0.5153 0.8074 0.6759 0.3162 0.8520 0.6892 0.1926
2012 908 0.5914 0.5463 0.7560 0.7263 0.2857 0.7872 0.6415 0.2440
2013 1125 0.5644 0.5147 0.7789 0.7008 0.2735 0.8022 0.7015 0.2211
2014 754 0.5517 0.4907 0.7216 0.6779 0.2604 0.7234 0.7159 0.2784
Career33920.56660.51450.76410.69440.27840.78790.6870.2359

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-07 2013-06-10 DTD 3 3 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
2009-04-09 2009-07-19 Minors 101 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-07-08
2008-06-23 2008-09-08 Minors 77 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-07-08
2006-08-12 2006-08-29 Minors 17 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TBA $
2014 TBA $1,450,000
2013 TBA $506,200
2012 TBA $484,200
2011 TBA $415,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,405,600
2011Current$1,450,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,855,600
4 yrTotal$2,855,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 127 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$1.45M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5062M (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4842M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4152M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/08. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2004 (5-135) (Reed HS, Nev.). $0.215M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .234 .285 .371 .257
11 vs R (Multi) .196 .266 .319 .221
18 Split (Multi) .038 .020 .051 .037
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .235 .295 .383 .264
31 vs R (2013) .217 .287 .362 .239
38 Split (2013) .017 .009 .021 .025
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on these relievers rest of season: Fields, Tolleson, Boxberger, Aaron Sanchez.
(Frank from brooklyn)
Fields has a better chance to get saves than any of these guys, Tolleson is likely blocked by Feliz for awhile and Knebel is coming. I like Aaron Sanchez more for the future. I think Jake McGee has that stuff locked down in Tampa, poor Boxberger. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Scoresheet league here .Don't have a real closer.Alternating between David Carpenter,Jake McGee and Kelvin Herrera at this point.Based solely on E.R.A,who would you entrench as your closer the rest of way ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Herrera for me (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been getting crushed by injuries early. I'm in a 15 team mixed where my only healthy closer left is Latroy Hawkins, yeah I know. There are no closers on waivers and most of the really good closers in waiting are taken. I'm looking at names like A.J Ramos, Jake McGee and Edward Mujica. If you're speculating on future saves are there any under the radar options that people might not be that familiar with? Thanks.
(KcDozer from Florida)
Starting to think there are no healthy relievers left. I would say Cody Allen but Bret Sayre has blown him up already. Daniel Webb on the White Sox should get a look if Matt Lindstrom fails in Nate Jonesí absence. Jeurys Familia has his issues and isnít exactly holding it down this year but he still throws hard and has a slider which is the requisite closer starting kit. Dellin Betances can get a look, there are a few names out there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Archer working hard on change-up, Jake Odorizzi learning how to throw Alex Cobb's split-finger change-up, Nate Karns improving on his change-up and Jake McGee adding a change-up w/ a possibility of a curveball to his repertoire. Which one of these guys will benefit most from adding the pitch that some people are obsessed/fixated/fascinated with? If Odorizzi does indeed learn and hone "The Thing"(split-change), would this take him from a bottom-of-rotation to a 2/3 guy because he'll finally have an out-pitch?
(jlarsen from Chicagoland Area)
a killer changeup can move the needle, sure. But some times a guy is just hoping to get a half-way decent one. In theory any big league pitcher who 'learns awesome new pitch' is going to get better, change cutter knucklecurve etc, but it feels to me like Odorizzi and Archer are going to benefit the most, since they are already potential quality starters and this could put them over the top. Karns could be helped out by having a better chance to stick in the rotation, but that's not as shiny as having a chacne to be a front-line guy. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)We know about pitchers adding a new pitch in spring, but what are your thoughts Jake McGee reintroducing a curveball?
(SpamFuld from Inthebox)
The news is especially significant for McGee given his extreme FB-leaning ways. He threw heaters 94% of the time last year (!), and he needs something else to put in the minds of opposing hitters. Hopefully the curve is trustworthy enough to become a ~10-20% pitch.

On the jukebox: ACDC, "For Those About to Rock "We Salute You)" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Rays closer in 2014 will be (Jake McGee, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Free Agent(bargain bin, non-tendered reliever) Acquisition, Trade Acquisition)?
(jlarsen from Chicago, IL)
bargain bin (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard anything in regards to Juan Carlos Oviedo and will he pitch at all for the Rays this year? With how Fernando Rodney has been iffy(in his walk year) and Jake McGee being Jekyll/Hyde, is Oviedo the likely closer for Tampa next year?
(jlarsen from chicago burbs)
the former Leo Nunez? Not a peep. Is he even pitching anywhere? (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Collette, who would you add to this list of the best relief pitching options (no closers) for ratios: Kenlay Jansen, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyuji Fujikawa.
(RP producers from USA)
Jake McGee, Luke Gregerson, Mark Melancon (Jason Collette)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Morse for Jake McGee (TBR). Is this enough to start a conversation?
(comish4lif from Alexandria, VA)
Yes. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wade Davis or Jake McGee, who is more of a promising reliever for the future for leagues that have holds as a stat?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I'd prefer McGee. Davis made an excellent transition to the bullpen this year, but McGee's handedness should assure him holds against tough lefties late in games. (Josh Shepardson)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think is the next guy to nab a closer job? I'm talking about unheralded guys like John Axford last year as opposed to the sexy setup guys from the preseason like Daniel Bard and Jake McGee.
(Aaron from YYZ)
I'll say Kevin Jepsen of the Angels. (John Perrotto)
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to pick between the Yankees top pitching prospects, Boston's top pitching prospects and Tampa Bay's top pitching prospects, who would you pick to have the most success in the future?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
That's the billion dollar question, isn't it? I'm not a prospect expert, so I'm not sure I've got the most informed opinion here, but it's fun to kick the idea around. For all of Hughes' struggles, I think if you pair him and Chamberlain against Buchholz and Masterson, I think they come out ahead in the long run -- I tend to like those big bodies when it comes to durability, though of course with Hughes we have little evidence he's actually durable. As for the Rays, I haven't seen enough of David Price, Wade Davis, Jacob McGee or Jeff Niemann to know which of the two I should be comparing them to (if we're going two deep), but many people are very high on them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)wait, you're still here?? tell me the one guy on this list who you think is the most controversial placement (whether above or below the general consensus), and then defend your ranking of him.
(joonpahk from Cambridge MA)
I'm still here! So far, based on the chat questins and my email, the answer are.

1. Jacob McGee at 40. Again, that says he's the 4th best LHP in the minors, so it's not shabby at all. Questions about his secondary stuff hurt him.

2. Clay at 2, Joba at 4. Obviously, with those rankings, I think both will be great, but Buchholz has the better all-around arsenal, better command, and Joba still has some dings on his healthy history. Mostly this is just the superfan subset of Yankees fans bitching becuase a Red Sox guy is ahead of a Yankee guy.

3. Lars Anderson at 100. He's a first baseman who's hit, but hasn't mashed. I just don't see it, and scouting views I've gotten just like him and don't love him. There is also an aspect of the superfan subset of Red Sox fans bitching because thier guy is lower than expected.

4. Travis Snider in the single digits. I don't get why this is surprising. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Jake McGee has thrown 3,425 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (79mph).