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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.0 4.30 1.31 26 2 1 1 0.0
Birth Date9-3-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 28 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
0.72012
0.02013
-0.02014
2015
0.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2007 HOU MLB 3 2 12.7 10 4 8 3 .249 103 7.1 2.8 2.1 5.7 30% .189 .255 1.11 6.41 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2010 BAL MLB 1 0 0.7 1 1 1 0 .271 118 13.5 13.5 0.0 13.5 50% .500 .356 3.00 4.55 0.00 104 4.60 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 20 0 30.0 25 5 22 2 .270 106 7.5 1.5 0.6 6.6 40% .256 .206 1.00 2.96 3.00 93 3.34 0.5
2012 BAL MLB 54 0 55.7 45 12 49 5 .259 106 7.3 1.9 0.8 7.9 50% .256 .217 1.02 3.21 2.43 92 3.66 0.7
2013 BAL MLB 56 0 56.0 57 16 42 8 .265 100 9.2 2.6 1.3 6.8 48% .295 .274 1.30 4.45 3.70 110 4.57 0.0
2014 BAL 0 9 0 6.7 9 4 5 1 .252 102 12.2 5.4 1.4 6.8 45% .381 .340 1.95 5.41 8.10 0 0.00 0.0
2014 SDN 0 8 0 7.3 7 1 8 1 .260 94 8.6 1.2 1.2 9.8 57% .273 .241 1.09 3.10 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
2014 TOT MLB 17 0 14.0 16 5 13 2 .256 98 10.3 3.2 1.3 8.4 51% .326 .290 1.50 4.20 5.14 103 4.52 -0.0
CareerMLB1512169.01544313520.2621038.22.31.17.246%.271.2451.173.903.25923.701.3

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2004 GRV Rk 6 6 28.0 23 5 32 1 .000 7.4 1.6 0.3 10.3 0% .293 .000 1.00 2.53 1.93
2005 LEX A 15 15 78.7 59 20 94 3 .255 92 6.7 2.3 0.3 10.7 55% .299 .203 1.00 2.38 1.94
2005 SLM A+ 10 9 41.0 34 8 38 2 .000 7.5 1.8 0.4 8.3 0% -.640 .000 1.02 2.84 2.63
2006 SLM A+ 19 19 101.0 92 37 102 4 .000 8.2 3.3 0.4 9.1 0% .307 .000 1.28 2.92 2.94
2006 CCH AA 8 8 45.0 48 13 37 6 .000 9.6 2.6 1.2 7.4 0% .307 .000 1.36 4.36 4.40
2007 HOU MLB 3 2 12.7 10 4 8 3 .249 103 7.1 2.8 2.1 5.7 30% .189 .255 1.11 6.41 3.55
2007 CCH AA 16 16 102.3 96 33 69 10 .259 103 8.4 2.9 0.9 6.1 44% .273 .244 1.26 4.34 2.99
2007 ROU AAA 8 8 49.0 44 11 25 5 .259 108 8.1 2.0 0.9 4.6 40% .252 .224 1.12 4.70 4.59
2009 BOW AA 11 11 63.3 50 18 47 4 .268 93 7.1 2.6 0.6 6.7 43% .245 .221 1.07 3.47 1.99
2009 NOR AAA 9 9 44.7 62 14 26 12 .249 105 12.5 2.8 2.4 5.2 32% .333 .319 1.70 6.75 6.44
2010 BAL MLB 1 0 0.7 1 1 1 0 .271 118 13.5 13.5 0.0 13.5 50% .500 .356 3.00 4.55 0.00
2010 NOR AAA 25 25 136.0 144 43 89 15 .257 98 9.5 2.8 1.0 5.9 41% .295 .272 1.38 4.54 4.43
2011 BAL MLB 20 0 30.0 25 5 22 2 .270 106 7.5 1.5 0.6 6.6 40% .256 .206 1.00 2.96 3.00
2011 NOR AAA 17 2 44.3 44 12 30 0 .250 91 8.9 2.4 0.0 6.1 43% .308 .226 1.26 2.83 1.83
2012 BAL MLB 54 0 55.7 45 12 49 5 .259 106 7.3 1.9 0.8 7.9 50% .256 .217 1.02 3.21 2.43
2013 BAL MLB 56 0 56.0 57 16 42 8 .265 100 9.2 2.6 1.3 6.8 48% .295 .274 1.30 4.45 3.70
2014 BAL MLB 9 0 6.7 9 4 5 1 .252 102 12.2 5.4 1.4 6.8 45% .381 .340 1.95 5.41 8.10
2014 SDN MLB 8 0 7.3 7 1 8 1 .260 94 8.6 1.2 1.2 9.8 57% .273 .241 1.09 3.10 2.45
2014 SAN AA 2 1 2.0 2 0 4 0 .247 92 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 75% .500 .184 1.00 -0.88 0.00
2014 NOR AAA 4 0 4.7 4 3 2 1 .235 99 7.7 5.8 1.9 3.9 19% .200 .282 1.50 7.21 3.86
2014 PDR Rk 3 2 3.0 1 0 4 0 .000 3.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .167 .000 0.33 1.36 0.00
2015 OMA AAA 20 0 30.3 25 9 25 2 .271 102 7.4 2.7 0.6 7.4 34% .258 .222 1.12 3.70 2.37

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 16 0.5000 0.4375 0.7143 0.5000 0.3750 1.0000 0.3333 0.2857
2011 462 0.5671 0.4675 0.7593 0.6069 0.2850 0.8176 0.5965 0.2407
2012 824 0.5158 0.5000 0.7597 0.6188 0.3734 0.8023 0.6846 0.2403
2013 839 0.5423 0.4672 0.7474 0.6198 0.2865 0.8014 0.6091 0.2526
2014 231 0.5195 0.4545 0.7905 0.5667 0.3333 0.8824 0.6216 0.2095
Career23720.53540.47720.7580.6110.32160.81410.63220.242

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
2014-06-14 2014-09-02 60-DL 80 69 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2012-08-13 2012-09-21 15-DL 39 34 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2011-04-12 2011-04-22 Minors 10 9 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-06 2009-09-08 Minors 33 0 Left Arm Fatigue -
2008-03-21 2008-09-28 60-DL 191 160 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-03-18
2007-09-08 2007-10-01 DTD 23 21 Left Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2007-02-24 2007-03-04 Camp 8 0 Left Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 MIA $
2015 KCA $
2014 BAL $1,100,820
2013 BAL $815,000
2012 BAL $483,500
2008 BAL $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,789,320
4 yrTotal$2,789,320

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 138 dSelect Sports Group1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Miami 2/21/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/5/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Receives only $1,100,820 after 25-game suspension. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Baltimore 5/24/14, with Padres paying Orioles $1.5M. DFA by San Diego 9/2/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/14. Refused assignment by San Diego 10/4/14. Suspended 80 games 11/5/14 (positive amphetamines test).
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Placed on restricted list by Baltimore 12/21/13 (25-game suspension for second positive PED test - amphetamine).
  • 1 year/$0.4835M (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/11. DFA by Baltimore 5/20/11 (optioned to Triple-A 5/24/11). Placed on restricted list by Baltimore 8/27/13 (DUI hearing). Reinstated 8/30/13. Placed on restricted list by Baltimore 9/22/11 (left club to attend court-ordered class in Texas related to 2010-11 DUI arrest). Reinstated 9/23/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09 ($0.2535M in minors). Optioned to Double-A 3/15/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/7/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Houston 8/25/07. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07.
  • Drafted by Houston 2004 (9-274) (Tomball HS, Texas). $0.55M signing bonus.

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
90o 2.9 1.3 1.2 53 0 55.9 41 14 44 5 .249 0.98 2.65 2.88 10.2 1.1
80o 2.5 1.1 1 47 0 49.5 39 14 39 5 .263 1.06 3.00 3.26 6.8 0.7
70o 2.3 1 0.9 42 0 45.0 37 13 35 5 .274 1.12 3.25 3.53 4.8 0.5
60o 2 0.9 0.8 39 0 41.3 36 12 32 4 .283 1.17 3.47 3.77 3.2 0.3
50o 1.8 0.8 0.7 36 0 37.9 34 12 30 4 .291 1.22 3.68 4 1.9 0.2
40o 1.7 0.7 0.6 32 0 34.5 32 11 27 4 .300 1.26 3.89 4.23 0.8 0.1
30o 1.5 0.6 0.5 29 0 31.0 30 11 24 4 .309 1.32 4.12 4.48 -0.1 -0.0
20o 1.3 0.5 0.5 25 0 27.0 28 10 21 3 .319 1.38 4.39 4.77 -1.0 -0.1
10o 1 0.4 0.3 20 0 21.6 24 8 17 3 .334 1.48 4.78 5.19 -1.8 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.80.70.735037.13312294.2891.203.653.972.00.2

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/1/2016 09:43 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.7 1.1 1 49 0 52.3 41 14 40 5 .242 1.05 3.19 3.58 5.8 0.6
80o 2.3 0.9 0.9 44 0 46.3 39 14 35 5 .256 1.13 3.54 3.97 3.2 0.3
70o 2.1 0.8 0.8 40 0 42.0 37 13 32 5 .267 1.20 3.79 4.26 1.6 0.2
60o 1.9 0.7 0.7 36 0 38.5 36 12 30 4 .276 1.25 4.01 4.51 0.4 0.0
50o 1.7 0.6 0.6 33 0 35.3 34 12 27 4 .284 1.30 4.23 4.75 -0.6 -0.1
40o 1.5 0.5 0.5 30 0 32.1 32 11 25 4 .292 1.36 4.44 4.99 -1.4 -0.1
30o 1.3 0.5 0.5 27 0 28.9 30 11 22 4 .301 1.42 4.67 5.26 -2.1 -0.2
20o 1.2 0.4 0.4 24 0 25.1 28 10 19 3 .311 1.49 4.95 5.57 -2.6 -0.3
10o 0.9 0.3 0.3 19 0 20.1 24 8 15 3 .326 1.59 5.34 6.01 -3.1 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.70.60.633034.63312274.2821.294.204.72-0.4-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
23% 48% 22% 25% 82%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173131153057541846740.3021.274.004.738.62.97.31.10.1
20183231154058541845740.2981.254.054.798.42.87.01.10.1
20193331151054521743740.3031.284.054.798.72.87.21.20.1
20203421142045431535640.3031.294.164.928.63.07.01.2-0.0
20213521144047441437640.2971.244.054.798.52.77.11.20.0
20223621140042401333540.3001.254.164.918.52.87.01.1-0.0
20233721138041391332540.3001.284.164.918.62.97.11.1-0.0
20243821138040391331540.3021.294.214.988.72.96.91.1-0.0
20253921136038371230540.3021.284.224.998.72.87.01.2-0.1

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173131157060551947740.2961.233.874.578.22.87.01.00.2
20183231153057511844640.2961.223.824.518.12.97.01.00.2
20193331154058521945640.2931.233.884.598.13.07.00.90.2
20203421140042391434540.2991.253.944.668.33.07.21.10.1
20213521147050451439540.2871.183.784.478.12.57.00.90.2
20223621143046431535540.2951.264.034.768.42.96.81.00.1
20233721140042381433540.2901.234.054.788.13.07.01.10.0
20243821141043401433540.2931.254.164.918.32.96.91.0-0.0
20253921141043401334540.2951.223.994.728.32.77.11.00.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
11.810.83.25.24.21.835.2

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201511.810.83.25.24.21.835.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Brandon Kintzler 2015 7.71
2 90 Brandon Medders 2010 7.20
3 90 Matt Lindstrom 2010 4.39
4 88 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
5 88 Jared Burton 2011 3.86
6 88 Ryan Mattheus 2014 1.04
7 87 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
8 86 Javier Lopez 2008 2.73
9 86 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
10 85 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
11 85 Scott Stewart 2006 0.00 DNP
12 85 Brad Ziegler 2010 3.56
13 85 Cory Wade 2013 0.00 DNP
14 85 Burke Badenhop 2013 4.62
15 85 Saul Rivera 2008 4.39
16 85 Fernando Rodney 2007 4.80
17 84 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
18 84 Ramon Troncoso 2013 6.60
19 84 Wesley Wright 2015 4.91
20 84 Brandon League 2013 6.29
21 84 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
22 84 Mike Koplove 2007 6.00
23 84 Evan Meek 2013 0.00 DNP
24 84 Tony Watson 2015 2.03
25 83 Craig Breslow 2011 4.40
26 83 Chris Resop 2013 7.00
27 83 Wilton Lopez 2014 11.37
28 83 Rafael Perez 2012 3.52
29 83 Neal Cotts 2010 0.00 DNP
30 83 Jerry Blevins 2014 4.87
31 83 Pedro Feliciano 2007 3.66
32 82 Jeremy Accardo 2012 5.06
33 82 Dave Baldwin 1968 4.07
34 82 Bob Locker 1968 2.59
35 82 Scot Shields 2006 3.08
36 82 Ronald Belisario 2013 4.50
37 82 Kent Tekulve 1977 3.58
38 82 Tom Wilhelmsen 2014 2.50
39 82 Ryan Speier 2010 0.00 DNP
40 82 Tony Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
41 82 Chad Qualls 2009 3.98
42 82 Sean Green 2009 4.65
43 81 Kevin Jepsen 2015 2.45
44 81 Gary Majewski 2010 22.50
45 81 Kameron Loe 2012 5.53
46 81 Tim Crabtree 2000 5.83
47 81 Jesus Colome 2008 4.82
48 81 Taylor Buchholz 2012 0.00 DNP
49 81 Casey Janssen 2012 2.54
50 81 Tim Burke 1989 2.55
51 81 Peter Moylan 2009 3.58
52 81 Doug Corbett 1983 5.19
53 81 Jonathan Albaladejo 2013 0.00 DNP
54 81 Nick Masset 2012 0.00 DNP
55 81 Juan Oviedo 2012 0.00 DNP
56 81 Brandon Lyon 2010 3.23
57 81 Rick Bauer 2007 0.00 DNP
58 81 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
59 81 Sean Burnett 2013 0.93
60 81 Luis Ayala 2008 6.30
61 81 Will Harris 2015 2.28
62 80 George Frazier 1985 6.75
63 80 Mark Eichhorn 1991 2.42
64 80 Aaron Heilman 2009 4.35
65 80 Luis Aponte 1983 3.92
66 80 Manny Delcarmen 2012 0.00 DNP
67 80 Anthony Varvaro 2015 4.09
68 80 Jeff Fassero 1993 3.01
69 80 Manny Acosta 2011 4.02
70 80 Todd Coffey 2011 3.77
71 80 Matt Albers 2013 3.57
72 80 Chuck McElroy 1998 3.16
73 80 Dave Schmidt 1987 4.14
74 80 Jason Kershner 2007 0.00 DNP
75 80 Manny Corpas 2013 4.54
76 80 Jeff Bennett 2010 0.00 DNP
77 80 Chad Bradford 2005 3.86
78 80 Ken Sanders 1972 3.70
79 80 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
80 80 Gary Lucas 1985 3.86
81 80 Darren Holmes 1996 4.91
82 80 Angel Guzman 2012 0.00 DNP
83 80 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
84 80 Chad Cordero 2012 0.00 DNP
85 80 Jason Frasor 2008 4.37
86 79 Jose Veras 2011 4.18
87 79 Gary Lavelle 1979 2.98
88 79 Dave Righetti 1989 4.17
89 79 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
90 79 Chris Spurling 2007 5.76
91 79 Danys Baez 2008 0.00 DNP
92 79 Al Holland 1983 2.55
93 79 George Kontos 2015 2.45
94 79 Kyle McClellan 2014 0.00 DNP
95 79 Josh Roenicke 2013 4.35
96 79 Julio Mateo 2008 0.00 DNP
97 79 Leo Rosales 2011 0.00 DNP
98 79 John Parrish 2008 4.04
99 79 Steve Kline 2003 4.24
100 79 Zach Miner 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Troy Patton's home run and walk rates have been going the wrong way the last three years, and he'll miss the first 25 games after a second positive amphetamine test.
2013 Finally getting a chance to spend an entire season in the majors, former top prospect Patton continued to build on his strong half-season in 2011. While his velocity isn’t what it was in his prospect days—his fastball now averages a mere 90 mph—his deep repertoire is a remnant of his years as a starter. Patton throws five pitches, all for strikes, relying primarily on two fastballs and a slider, plus a changeup to righties and a lesser-used curve to lefties. He’ll throw any pitch in any count, helping to compensate for that average velocity. Baltimore used him in the middle innings last year, but his ceiling may be as a setup man.
2012 This season, Patton posted his first truly noteworthy campaign since undergoing major shoulder surgery in 2008. Prior to surgery, Patton had made most top 100 prospects lists for three years running and was a piece of the haul the team received for Miguel Tejada. Once expected to be a rotation mainstay, the 25-year-old Patton's destiny now looks to be a good setup man. Throwing a grounder-inducing two-seamer with a lot of arm-side run, a sweeping slider, some four-seamers, and a change-up, Patton could be a key piece of an Oriole bullpen that needs to be restocked following the trades of Koji Uehara and Mike Gonzalez and the potential move of Jim Johnson to the rotation.
2011 Troy Patton has been working for two years to get back to the bigs after labrum surgery. That he made it, however briefly, was a triumph, but it remains doubtful that he can get back to where he was headed a few years ago (no place special).
2010 Patton's comeback from shoulder surgery looked good at Bowie, good enough to earn a promotion to Triple-A, but his already marginal velocity took a step backwards, leaving even less of a margin for error. Double-A hitters were figuring him out as the season went on—monthly splits show increasing ERAs and decreasing strikeouts—and Triple-A hitters lit into him like piranhas would a bloody, drowning cow. If the Orioles and Patton are lucky, it was just residual weakness from the surgery; if it's permanent, he's what's for dinner.
2009 Like Albers, Patton came from Houston in the Tejada trade. Also like Albers, he has a labrum tear. Unlike Albers, the Orioles knew he had it when they got him; they liked him enough regardless and felt they had enough cover in the trade that they were willing to take the chance on him. He did need surgery, missing all of 2008, and that's never good for a pitcher, but since he was a finesse guy in the first place, they're hopeful that it won't be as bad for him as it would be for a pure gas type. The shoulder's been a problem for several years; it's possible that nothing in these stat lines is relevant.
2008 Like Albers and Gutierrez, Patton was rushed to the majors as the Astros adjusted to an injury-riddled, post-Clemens/Pettitte world. Patton has the most talent of all the pitchers the Astros traded away this winter, but seems to have recurring shoulder problems that, combined with his age, are a huge red flag. The Orioles need to think about the long term and would be wise to manage Patton's innings carefully for the next year or two.
2007 Patton has good velocity for a southpaw as well as a power curve, and showed considerable promise by forcing his way up to Double-A at midseason. He didn`t dominate after the jump, but that`s not a problem; at 21, he`ll have the chance to repeat the level and stay on track. Assuming he can stay healthy with his choppy mechanics, the Texas lefty could compete for a rotation slot sometime in 2008.
2006 A lefty flying into the injury nexus with slight shoulder soreness, Patton possesses a plus fastball and a curve he`s learning to throw for strikes. He might be the best prospect in the organization, depending on what you think of Hunter Pence, and whether you`re a fan of damning folks with faint praise. He dominated in low A-ball, but not enough to evoke bells and whistles. If he strikes out 9-plus per inning this season, fanfare will then be appropriate.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like the Orioles have been pitching-prospect heavy for years, but nothing ever comes of it. This year there's Troy Patton, Jake Arrieta, and Chris Tillman. Is there any reason for hope or do we have to wait for 2010 and Brian Matusz?
(Gunpuddy from Nashville, TN)
There's every reason for hope. Even if we set aside Matt Wieters--which we shouldn't--this should be the most interesting Orioles team in years. Adam Jones, Felix Pie, a real shortstop... that's going to be a good defensive team. The pitching should be a bit better to boot, although I guess the really interesting question isn't whether or not they have talent, it's whether or not Dave Trembley's the skipper who can sort it out and use it to good effect. Lurching from one in-season replacement to the next is no way to operate, but Trembley's track record hasn't moved in any particular direction, and on a team that needs to be serious about how it creates situations for its young pitching to succeed, we're going to have to see something here and now. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)How does Troy Patton's injury affect his longterm projection? He was being labeled as a potential #3, but a safe bet to reach his ceiling. Does this still hold?
(O's fan from San Francisco)
The combination of Patton's limited upside and a shoulder injury effectively renders him a zero until further notice. That's harsh, I know, but he's off the radar until 2010, in my opinion. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Troy Patton threw 2,618 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Curve (79mph), Sinker (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Splitter (86mph).