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Fernando Rodriguez PAthletics

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.27 1.44 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-18-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.22011
1.02012
2013
0.12014
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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
2009 ANA 25 1 0 0.7 0.0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 2 1 4 2 2 0 1 27.00 28.64 24.51 -1.3 -0.1
2011 HOU 27 47 0 52.3 0.0 52.3 2 3 0 1 0 0 231 51 24 23 6 79 30 25 3 57 3.96 4.20 4.80 2.1 0.2
2012 HOU 28 71 0 70.3 0.0 70.3 2 10 0 5 0 0 310 68 45 42 10 115 34 27 1 78 5.37 4.26 3.48 9.5 1.0
2014 OAK 30 7 0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 4 1 1 0 5 2 2 0 4 1.00 2.94 3.41 1.0 0.1
Career1260132.30.0132.35130600580124736817203685641404.624.274.1211.31.2

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
2009 ANA MLB 1 0 0.7 24.51 -242 .546 .271 .332 .423 .248 .000 115 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 HOU MLB 47 0 52.3 4.80 85 .270 .255 .316 .400 .260 .333 100 0.8 0.1 2.1 0.2
2011 OKL AAA 16 0 24.0 3.04 142 .220 .269 .340 .426 .262 .280 93 7.2 0.7 7.8 0.7
2012 HOU MLB 71 0 70.3 3.48 119 .269 .265 .323 .423 .266 .312 100 9.8 1.0 9.5 1.0
2014 OAK MLB 7 0 9.0 3.41 117 .135 .263 .322 .399 .266 .148 98 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 SAC AAA 38 0 45.7 2.94 138 .233 .281 .348 .435 .274 .328 92 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2

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
2009 ANA MLB 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 1 2 1 1 33% .000 13.5 27.0 13.5 13.5 4.50 27.00 -1.3 -0.1
2011 HOU MLB 2 3 0 47 0 52.3 51 30 57 6 38% .333 8.8 5.2 1.0 9.8 1.55 3.96 2.1 0.2
2011 OKL AAA 2 3 2 16 0 24.0 16 11 33 2 40% .280 6.0 4.1 0.8 12.4 1.12 1.50 7.8 0.7
2012 HOU MLB 2 10 0 71 0 70.3 68 34 78 10 38% .312 8.7 4.4 1.3 10.0 1.45 5.37 9.5 1.0
2014 SAC AAA 3 0 0 38 0 45.7 40 16 53 2 39% .328 7.9 3.2 0.4 10.4 1.23 1.97 11.8 1.2
2014 OAK MLB 1 0 0 7 0 9.0 4 2 4 0 33% .148 4.0 2.0 0.0 4.0 0.67 1.00 1.0 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
2009 34 0.4118 0.3529 0.8333 0.3571 0.3500 1.0000 0.7143 0.1667
2011 944 0.4492 0.4216 0.7864 0.5920 0.2827 0.8486 0.6803 0.2136
2012 1239 0.4810 0.4770 0.7661 0.6560 0.3095 0.8235 0.6533 0.2339
2014 121 0.4959 0.5124 0.8710 0.7667 0.2623 0.8913 0.8125 0.1290
Career23380.46790.45470.78070.63150.29680.83970.67330.2193

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 2014-04-29 15-DL 39 26 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-03-27 -
2013-03-22 2013-10-11 60-DL 203 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-03-27 -
2013-03-12 2013-03-22 Camp 10 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $600,000
2013 OAK $492,000
2012 HOU $492,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$984,000
2011Current$600,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,584,000
3 yrTotal$1,584,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 142 dMetis Sports Management1 year/$0.6M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2013). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Houston 2/4/13. Signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.492M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Houston as a free agent 11/11/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 5/18/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/10. DFA by LA Angels 5/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by LA Angels 4/25/09.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2003 (18-540) (El Paso CC).

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
90o 2.7 1.6 0.6 34 3 49.9 40 20 47 5 .262 1.20 3.18 3.46 7.4 0.8
80o 2.3 1.4 0.5 30 3 44.2 38 19 42 4 .276 1.29 3.59 3.9 4.1 0.4
70o 2 1.3 0.5 27 3 40.2 36 18 38 4 .286 1.35 3.89 4.23 2.2 0.2
60o 1.8 1.2 0.4 25 3 36.9 35 17 35 4 .295 1.41 4.16 4.52 0.7 0.1
50o 1.6 1.1 0.4 23 2 33.9 33 17 32 4 .303 1.47 4.41 4.79 -0.4 -0.0
40o 1.5 1 0.3 21 2 30.9 31 16 29 4 .312 1.53 4.66 5.07 -1.4 -0.1
30o 1.3 1 0.3 19 2 27.8 29 15 26 3 .321 1.59 4.94 5.37 -2.2 -0.2
20o 1.1 0.8 0.2 16 2 24.3 27 14 23 3 .331 1.67 5.27 5.72 -2.9 -0.3
10o 0.8 0.7 0.2 13 1 19.6 23 12 18 3 .345 1.78 5.73 6.23 -3.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.61.10.322233.23216314.3011.464.374.75-0.3-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 25% 13% 21% 45%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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 FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201531431615939041841139.2961.414.244.618.74.08.11.10.3
201632431615939343831239.3011.464.554.959.04.18.01.2-0.1
201733431565868540781039.3031.464.394.778.94.28.21.10.1
201834431585898739781039.2971.424.324.708.84.07.91.00.2
20193542151477773468939.3021.444.344.729.04.07.91.00.2
20203632148473733263839.3021.444.364.749.03.97.81.00.1
20213732146470703160839.3031.454.364.749.04.07.81.00.1
20223832145469693059839.3021.444.334.719.03.97.71.00.2
20233932144467682956839.3021.454.354.739.13.97.51.10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.30.60.30.71.125.9

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1 85 Scott Dohmann 2008 6.14
2 83 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
3 82 Matt Daley 2012 0.00 DNP
4 82 Mike Zagurski 2013 17.05
5 81 Fernando Cabrera 2012 0.00 DNP
6 81 Logan Kensing 2013 0.00
7 80 Tyler Yates 2008 4.79
8 80 Edwar Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
9 80 Jack Taschner 2008 5.06
10 80 Mike Gosling 2011 0.00 DNP
11 80 Greg Aquino 2008 12.54
12 79 Chris Bootcheck 2009 11.05
13 79 Jose Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
14 79 Brent Leach 2013 0.00 DNP
15 79 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP
16 79 Chris Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
17 78 Pedro Viola 2013 0.00 DNP
18 78 Grant Balfour 2008 1.54
19 77 Ryan Bukvich 2008 6.75
20 77 Brian Sanches 2009 2.88
21 77 Rocky Cherry 2010 0.00 DNP
22 77 Blaine Neal 2008 0.00 DNP
23 76 T.J. Beam 2011 0.00 DNP
24 76 Casey Daigle 2011 0.00 DNP
25 76 Kevin Walker 2007 0.00 DNP
26 76 Chad Cordero 2012 0.00 DNP
27 76 Chad Harville 2007 0.00 DNP
28 76 Buddy Carlyle 2008 3.73
29 76 Jonathan Albaladejo 2013 0.00 DNP
30 75 Jon Switzer 2010 0.00 DNP
31 75 Mumba Rivera 2011 0.00 DNP
32 75 Chris Schroder 2009 0.00 DNP
33 75 Roman Colon 2010 18.00
34 75 Juan Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
35 75 Mike Gallo 2007 0.00 DNP
36 75 Jose Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
37 74 Marcus McBeth 2011 0.00 DNP
38 74 Matt White 2008 0.00 DNP
39 74 Scott Proctor 2007 4.27
40 74 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
41 74 Carmen Cali 2009 0.00 DNP
42 74 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
43 73 Jason Anderson 2009 0.00 DNP
44 73 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
45 73 J.J. Putz 2007 1.38
46 73 Greg Harris 1986 3.31
47 73 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
48 73 Tim Hamulack 2007 0.00 DNP
49 73 Felix Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
50 73 Fernando Nieve 2013 0.00 DNP
51 73 Justin Miller 2008 5.01
52 73 Joe Horgan 2007 0.00 DNP
53 73 Steve Hamilton 1965 1.85
54 72 Greg Jones 2007 6.23
55 72 Rudy Seanez 1999 3.52
56 72 Mike Stanton 1983 3.60
57 72 Arthur Rhodes 2000 4.41
58 72 Xavier Hernandez 1996 5.19
59 72 Matt Anderson 2007 0.00 DNP
60 72 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
61 72 John Henry Johnson 1987 10.25
62 72 Jason Bergmann 2012 0.00 DNP
63 72 Michael O'Connor 2011 2.70
64 72 Dan Plesac 1992 3.19
65 72 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
66 72 Matt Yourkin 2012 0.00 DNP
67 72 Alex Hinshaw 2013 0.00 DNP
68 72 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
69 72 Jon Huber 2012 0.00 DNP
70 72 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
71 72 Paul Assenmacher 1991 3.68
72 71 Chris Booker 2007 18.00
73 71 Alfredo Simon 2011 5.37
74 71 Mark Davis 1991 5.17
75 71 Joe Beckwith 1985 4.36
76 71 Jerome Williams 2012 4.77
77 71 Jonah Bayliss 2011 0.00 DNP
78 71 Jay Howell 1986 3.88
79 71 Ken Dayley 1989 3.11
80 71 Steve Farr 1987 4.85
81 71 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
82 71 Chad Durbin 2008 3.39
83 71 Kyle Snyder 2008 21.60
84 71 Danny Frisella 1976 3.25
85 71 Matt Thornton 2007 4.95
86 71 Tom Shearn 2008 0.00 DNP
87 71 Curtis Leskanic 1998 4.40
88 71 Ryan Cameron 2008 0.00 DNP
89 71 Adalberto Mendez 2012 0.00 DNP
90 71 Dave Veres 1997 4.06
91 71 Eric Plunk 1994 3.17
92 71 Bill White 2009 0.00 DNP
93 71 Victor Santos 2007 5.97
94 71 Francisco Butto 2010 0.00 DNP
95 71 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
96 71 Mark Guthrie 1996 2.71
97 71 Wilkins Arias 2011 0.00 DNP
98 71 Dustin Nippert 2011 0.00 DNP
99 71 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
100 71 Allan Simpson 2008 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Rodriguez actually threw a little harder last year than in the past as he moved further from his former role as a starting pitcher. But it did him no good: His peripherals were similar to 2011 (belying a huge illusory increase in ERA), with a bit lower walk rate and a few more balls leaving the yard. He misses enough bats, but to become more than filler he needs to tune his control to the point where he's walking fewer than four batters per nine innings.
2012 With his stature, his intimidating delivery, and his mid-90s heat and wicked big-breaking curve, Rodriguez looks like a closer when he's on the mound. He also looks like a closer when you examine his strikeout rates, which skyrocketed upon his move to the bullpen in 2009. He even looked like a closer as he went unscored-upon in 33 of his first 43 appearances in 2011, despite his high walk rate. But that 43rd game was an outing of 2 1/3 innings, his longest of the season, and while he didn't allow any runs in that one, he wasn't the same afterward. He allowed eight runs, all earned, in his final four outings (just three innings), while striking out just one. Though he did top 94 mph with 10 of his 90 pitches the rest of the way, far too many were up in the zone, and his curve didn't have its earlier bite. He may not have had a great season going through 43 games, but he certainly had looked like a closer, with his 2.74 ERA and 56:24 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 49 1/3 innings.
2010 Hanging around Double-A ball in your age-25 season and racking up strikeouts on younger hitters isn't an ideal career choice, but it's what Fernando Rodriguez was left with after being bombed out of Salt Lake as a reliever.

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  Title Author Date
Painting the Black: Rebuilding a Right WayR.J. Anderson2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Call MiloneR.J. Anderson2014-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The A's and Building a Bullpen By AttritionSam Miller2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 12th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-12
Overthinking It: What We Know About the Blown CallBen Lindbergh2013-04-09
In A Pickle: The Worst All-Around Teams in HistoryJason Wojciechowski2013-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: An Expensive LowrieR.J. Anderson2013-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: An Expensive LowrieMark Anderson2013-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fallout: The Carter-for-Lowrie dealPaul Singman2013-02-05


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Fernando Rodriguez has thrown 2,356 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Cutter (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (79mph) and Change (88mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (94mph).