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Portrait of Carlos Villanueva

Carlos Villanueva PCubs

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.55 1.19 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date11-28-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 10 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
0.82011
1.22012
0.12013
0.92014
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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
2006 MIL 22 10 6 53.7 36.7 17.0 2 2 0 1 5 0 215 43 22 22 8 84 11 10 4 39 3.69 4.43 5.04 2.9 0.4
2007 MIL 23 59 6 114.3 35.0 79.3 8 5 1 2 4 0 489 101 52 50 16 178 53 50 3 99 3.94 4.73 4.99 10.5 0.9
2008 MIL 24 47 9 108.3 49.0 59.3 4 7 1 0 3 1 464 112 53 49 18 187 30 29 3 93 4.07 4.46 4.98 6.3 0.5
2009 MIL 25 64 6 96.0 29.0 67.0 4 10 3 5 0 0 422 102 58 57 13 169 35 27 2 83 5.34 4.24 4.70 6.3 0.8
2010 MIL 26 50 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 2 0 1 3 0 0 231 48 27 27 7 77 22 21 4 67 4.61 3.77 3.97 4.2 0.4
2011 TOR 27 33 13 107.0 73.3 33.7 6 4 0 2 5 0 454 103 49 48 11 160 32 29 4 68 4.04 4.14 4.93 8.8 0.8
2012 TOR 28 38 16 125.3 92.0 33.3 7 7 0 1 9 0 521 113 59 58 23 208 46 42 3 122 4.16 4.66 4.77 12.1 1.2
2013 CHN 29 47 15 128.7 90.0 38.7 7 8 0 2 7 1 524 117 58 58 14 196 40 36 3 103 4.06 3.84 4.64 3.3 0.1
2014 CHN 30 42 5 77.7 19.7 58.0 5 7 2 1 0 0 343 89 42 40 6 135 19 15 3 72 4.64 3.10 3.52 7.5 0.9
Career39076863.7424.7439.0455081733236638284204091161394288259297464.264.204.6661.96.1

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
2006 MIL MLB 10 6 53.7 5.04 92 .230 .267 .330 .433 .259 .229 96 3.8 0.4 2.9 0.4
2007 MIL MLB 59 6 114.3 4.99 100 .247 .268 .333 .423 .260 .267 104 9.8 1.0 10.5 0.9
2008 MIL MLB 47 9 108.3 4.98 93 .263 .265 .328 .413 .260 .294 100 8.1 0.8 6.3 0.5
2009 MIL MLB 64 6 96.0 4.70 93 .268 .260 .327 .408 .261 .308 97 6.1 0.6 6.3 0.8
2010 MIL MLB 50 0 52.7 3.97 105 .256 .258 .323 .397 .265 .313 95 4.6 0.5 4.2 0.4
2011 TOR MLB 33 13 107.0 4.93 99 .249 .262 .326 .416 .266 .271 109 8.9 0.9 8.8 0.8
2011 DUN A+ 1 1 1.0 5.03 108 .278 .282 .343 .410 .269 .200 114 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 38 16 125.3 4.77 98 .262 .258 .321 .418 .264 .275 106 11.8 1.2 12.1 1.2
2013 CHN MLB 47 15 128.7 4.64 90 .250 .258 .320 .401 .261 .283 104 3.2 0.3 3.3 0.1
2014 CHN MLB 42 5 77.7 3.52 111 .279 .251 .311 .379 .258 .342 99 9.1 1.0 7.5 0.9

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
2006 MIL MLB 2 2 0 10 6 53.7 43 11 39 8 45% .229 7.2 1.8 1.3 6.5 1.01 3.69 2.9 0.4
2007 MIL MLB 8 5 1 59 6 114.3 101 53 99 16 38% .267 8.0 4.2 1.3 7.8 1.35 3.94 10.5 0.9
2008 MIL MLB 4 7 1 47 9 108.3 112 30 93 18 49% .294 9.3 2.5 1.5 7.7 1.31 4.07 6.3 0.5
2009 MIL MLB 4 10 3 64 6 96.0 102 35 83 13 43% .308 9.6 3.3 1.2 7.8 1.43 5.34 6.3 0.8
2010 MIL MLB 2 0 1 50 0 52.7 48 22 67 7 36% .313 8.2 3.8 1.2 11.4 1.33 4.61 4.2 0.4
2011 TOR MLB 6 4 0 33 13 107.0 103 32 68 11 37% .271 8.7 2.7 0.9 5.7 1.26 4.04 8.8 0.8
2011 DUN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 40% .200 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 7 7 0 38 16 125.3 113 46 122 23 38% .275 8.1 3.3 1.7 8.8 1.27 4.16 12.1 1.2
2013 CHN MLB 7 8 0 47 15 128.7 117 40 103 14 43% .283 8.2 2.8 1.0 7.2 1.22 4.06 3.3 0.1
2014 CHN MLB 5 7 2 42 5 77.7 89 19 72 6 45% .342 10.3 2.2 0.7 8.3 1.39 4.64 7.5 0.9

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 1735 0.4853 0.4575 0.7535 0.5998 0.3203 0.8515 0.5804 0.2415
2009 1596 0.4649 0.4517 0.7389 0.6092 0.3138 0.8650 0.5261 0.2611
2010 918 0.4608 0.4129 0.6807 0.5697 0.2788 0.8133 0.4493 0.3140
2011 1718 0.4988 0.4356 0.8179 0.5998 0.2706 0.8872 0.6652 0.1821
2012 2003 0.4888 0.4482 0.7679 0.6057 0.2959 0.8651 0.5776 0.2321
2013 1971 0.4881 0.4531 0.7693 0.6227 0.2914 0.8397 0.6259 0.2307
2014 1276 0.4875 0.4933 0.7679 0.6801 0.3150 0.8605 0.5777 0.2321
Career112170.48380.45130.76230.61290.29830.85710.58210.2365

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-04 2011-08-31 15-DL 27 25 Right Forearm Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $5,000,000
2013 CHN $5,000,000
2012 TOR $2,277,500
2011 TOR $1,415,000
2010 MIL $950,000
2009 MIL $447,000
2008 MIL $413,000
2007 MIL $384,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$10,887,000
2011Current$5,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$15,887,000
8 yrTotal$15,887,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 30 dSFX2 years/$10M (2013-14)

Details
  • 2 years/$10M (2013-14). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/26/13. 13:$5M, 14:$5M.
  • 1 year/$2.2775M (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.415M (2011). Signed by Toronto 1/16/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/26/10 (avoided arbitration, $1.075M-$0.8M). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Milwaukee 12/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.447M (2009). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/27/09.
  • 1 year/$0.413M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/22/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3845M (2007). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 8/21/07. Recalled 9/1/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Milawukee 11/05. Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Recalled 5/06. Optioned to Triple-A 5/06 Recalled 6/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • Signed by Milwaukee 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 6.7 5 0 49 13 134.0 104 34 115 14 .265 1.03 2.89 3.15 23.9 2.4
80o 6.5 5.2 0 49 13 127.6 105 34 110 15 .278 1.09 3.24 3.52 18.4 1.9
70o 6.3 5.3 0 49 13 123.1 106 34 106 15 .287 1.14 3.50 3.8 14.4 1.5
60o 6.2 5.5 0 49 13 119.2 107 34 102 15 .294 1.18 3.71 4.04 11.0 1.1
50o 6.1 5.6 0 49 13 115.7 107 35 99 15 .302 1.22 3.92 4.26 8.0 0.8
40o 6 5.7 0 49 13 112.2 107 35 97 15 .309 1.27 4.13 4.49 4.8 0.5
30o 5.8 5.9 0 49 13 108.5 108 35 93 15 .317 1.31 4.36 4.74 1.5 0.2
20o 5.7 6 0 49 13 104.3 108 35 90 15 .326 1.37 4.63 5.03 -2.3 -0.2
10o 5.4 6.3 0 49 13 98.6 108 35 85 15 .338 1.44 5.00 5.44 -7.5 -0.8
Weighted Mean6.15.604913115.5106349915.3001.223.904.248.20.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 43% 22% 13% 85%

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
2015319706518154138471322240.2901.203.904.248.12.87.71.31.3
2016328706417153149431222240.3051.264.264.638.82.57.21.30.6
2017339706618156147421252240.2981.214.004.358.52.47.21.31.1
2018348706417152146411172340.2951.234.214.588.62.46.91.40.7
2019357605314125119371002040.2921.244.354.738.52.77.21.40.3
202036650471311010933901640.3071.294.404.788.92.77.31.30.2
2021375504111989929721440.3071.314.414.809.12.76.61.30.2
2022385403710888826671340.3061.304.534.929.02.76.91.30.0
202339330288666821501040.3111.364.815.239.32.96.91.4-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
48.927.733.628.619.76.4158.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Alejandro Pena 1989 2.49
2 91 Don Elston 1959 3.69
3 91 Steve Karsay 2002 3.46
4 91 Rick Aguilera 1992 3.78
5 90 Mike Cuellar 1967 3.62
6 90 Don Mossi 1959 3.63
7 90 Kevin Correia 2011 5.26
8 90 Sonny Siebert 1967 2.87
9 89 Ted Higuera 1988 2.61
10 89 Hank Aguirre 1961 3.58
11 89 Bert Blyleven 1981 2.94
12 88 Chad Gaudin 2013 3.15
13 88 Tom Gorman 1955 3.99
14 88 Gaylord Perry 1969 3.18
15 88 Bryn Smith 1986 4.85
16 88 Carl Erskine 1957 3.68
17 88 Billy Pierce 1957 3.40
18 88 Gil Heredia 1996 6.26
19 88 Norm Charlton 1993 3.12
20 88 Don Drysdale 1967 3.22
21 87 Ray Culp 1972 5.14
22 87 Mark Gubicza 1993 5.26
23 87 Nate Robertson 2008 6.62
24 87 Manny Parra 2013 3.52
25 87 Andy McGaffigan 1987 2.77
26 87 Todd Wellemeyer 2009 6.47
27 87 Dennis Leonard 1981 3.53
28 87 Joe Hesketh 1989 6.33
29 87 Windy McCall 1956 3.19
30 87 Dave Borkowski 2007 5.78
31 87 Frank Viola 1990 2.99
32 86 Mickey Lolich 1971 3.18
33 86 Juan Pizarro 1967 4.56
34 86 Brett Myers 2011 4.83
35 86 Ervin Santana 2013 3.63
36 86 Joaquin Benoit 2008 5.60
37 86 Pat Dobson 1972 2.99
38 86 Billy O'Dell 1963 3.64
39 86 Jay Howell 1986 3.88
40 86 Melido Perez 1996 0.00 DNP
41 86 Don Sutton 1975 3.08 DNP
42 86 Tom Sturdivant 1960 5.24
43 86 Al Holland 1983 2.55
44 86 Chuck Cary 1990 4.42
45 85 Tim Belcher 1992 4.11
46 85 John Smoltz 1997 3.41
47 85 Cory Lidle 2002 4.22
48 85 Mike Fornieles 1962 6.23 DNP
49 85 Cliff Lee 2009 3.42
50 85 Vida Blue 1980 3.17
51 85 Jack Sanford 1959 3.64
52 85 Billy Hoeft 1962 4.91 DNP
53 85 Dave Schmidt 1987 4.14
54 85 Gil Meche 2009 5.65
55 85 Jorge Sosa 2008 9.55
56 85 Vicente Padilla 2008 5.26
57 85 Skip Lockwood 1977 3.46
58 85 Alex Fernandez 2000 4.30
59 85 Chris Short 1968 3.30
60 85 Aaron Harang 2008 5.08
61 85 Jim Bunning 1962 3.91 DNP
62 84 Erik Hanson 1995 4.53
63 84 Bill Singer 1974 3.89
64 84 Camilo Pascual 1964 4.01
65 84 Matt Morris 2005 4.72
66 84 Jerry Koosman 1973 3.18
67 84 Gene Garber 1978 2.46
68 84 Jon Matlack 1980 4.26
69 84 Dwight Gooden 1995 0.00 DNP
70 84 Odalis Perez 2008 4.90
71 84 Greg Harris 1994 6.85
72 84 Kevin Millwood 2005 3.38
73 84 Joe Blanton 2011 5.01
74 84 Chris Bosio 1993 4.11
75 84 Bruce Kison 1980 5.52
76 84 Tom Gorzelanny 2013 4.32
77 84 John Smiley 1995 3.67
78 84 Johnny Antonelli 1960 4.17
79 84 Steve Farr 1987 4.85
80 84 Billy Muffett 1961 7.11
81 83 Ryan Franklin 2003 3.95
82 83 Andy Benes 1998 4.32
83 83 Curtis Leskanic 1998 4.40
84 83 Alan Benes 2002 5.03
85 83 Dave Bush 2010 5.58
86 83 Jose Guzman 1993 4.62
87 83 Jorge De La Rosa 2011 3.81
88 83 Bill Campbell 1979 4.61
89 83 Pete Vuckovich 1983 5.52
90 83 Dave Rozema 1987 0.00 DNP
91 83 Gary Lucas 1985 3.86
92 83 Jimmy Key 1991 3.61
93 83 Joe Nathan 2005 2.83
94 83 James Shields 2012 4.03
95 83 Wandy Rodriguez 2009 3.37
96 83 Bob Lemon 1951 4.03
97 83 Bob Welch 1987 3.36
98 83 Mike Moore 1990 5.10
99 83 Steve Bedrosian 1988 4.12
100 83 Willie Hernandez 1985 3.38

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .329 .425 .265
11 vs R (Multi) .243 .295 .418 .244
18 Split (Multi) .009 .034 .007 .021
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .260 .333 .398 .252
31 vs R (2013) .240 .292 .429 .244
38 Split (2013) .020 .042 -.031 .008
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 Villanueva began the year in the bullpen, but moved into the rotation shortly before the All-Star break. He performed admirably before falling apart in September, going 1-4 with an 8.10 ERA in five starts. Before that collapse, he struck out nearly a batter per inning while posting a 2.83 ERA in 10 July-August outings. He’d never been more than a spot starter before Toronto’s pitching woes forced him into rotation duty last summer, but he performed well enough that most believe he could hold up as a solid fourth starter.
2012 People say there’s no such thing as too much starting pitching. From the looks of things, it appears that the Blue Jays have put the aphorism to the test. Count one for conventional wisdom. Toronto acquired Villanueva from Milwaukee for cash and slotted him into the bullpen. When Jesse Litsch hit the DL, Villanueva stepped in as a replacement and notched five quality starts in his first nine tries. After he was knocked from the rotation by a string of bad starts most likely caused by strained forearm, Villanueva eventually settled back into the bullpen. His season shows the value of live arms that can start, but it doesn’t explain what happened to his strikeouts. He lost some sparkle from his stuff, which meant hitters did not swing and miss at his curveball nearly as much as they did in 2010.
2011 Villanueva’s season was just plain freaky, featuring early dominance, a rapid decline, a demotion to Triple-A, and the odd spectacle of a career junkballer suddenly whiffing 11.5 batters per nine. Villanueva posted a terrific 2.95 SIERA, but it was his 4.61 ERA that caused the Brewers to lose confidence in him—understandably so, since SIERA doesn’t appear anywhere on a major-league scoreboard. The Blue Jays acquired Villanueva in December for a player to be named later. He’ll be in the mix for a bullpen job, and if he isn’t eclipsed by younger, less subtle talents, there’s every reason to expect that he’ll do just fine.
2010 Villanueva is a junk-balling swingman who for the second year running lobbed fewer fastballs (39 percent) than any NL starter not named Doug Davis. Pressed into the rotation in late July, at a time when Doug Melvin was rifling through his Facebook friends list looking for Jeff D’Amico and Juan Nieves, Villanueva proved yet again that he needs to stay in the bullpen. While his offspeed smoke and mirrors leave hitters posting a .232/.302/.384 career mark the first time through a lineup, their .275/.342/.482 line the second time through proves they can quickly see the magician’s hand. Villanueva’s durability would make him valuable in a tandem starter arrangement, but that’s not about to happen, so he’ll continue on as an inexpensive and useful multi-inning reliever.
2009 Villanueva split time between starting and relieving again, but this time around, his results were decidedly better in the latter role. He began the year in the rotation but was rocked for a 6.43 ERA and 2.2 HR/9 through nine starts, four of them disasters and three quality starts. He found a groove upon moving into a middle relief role, often tossing multiple innings; his ERA dropped to 2.12 as his peripherals improved markedly: 0.9 HR/9 and a strikeout rate that rose from 5.6 as a starter to 9.4. The key was limiting hitters to one look at him; in their first PA, they hit .214/.276/.325, thereafter they seared him at a .369/.396/.681 clip. Not surprisingly, there’s no talk about moving him back to the rotation.
2008 Though Villanueva's 2006 performance suggested he could hold down a rotation spot, the Brewers' pitching depth forced him to the bullpen to start 2007. The results were mixed: a solid first half (2.83 ERA, 2.3 K/BB), was followed by a 9.67 ERA through the end of August before Claudio Vargas's back injury pressed him into the rotation. While Villanueva's peripherals didn't support the 2.10 ERA he put up in five September starts, his performance still suggested he could have outpitched the likes of Vargas, Bush, or Capuano over a full season. He'll compete for the opportunity to prove that this year.
2007 Have you ever stopped to translate Spanish names into English? Jose Mesa becoming Joe Table is a good one, but `Charles Newtown` doesn`t quite have the same zip. As with a lot of finesse pitchers, scouts don`t like his chances to maintain his strikeout rates as he pitches at more advanced levels. He`ll be in the mix for the fifth starter job in 2007, but there are cautions about his ability to keep his rookie-year success going. His control isn`t nearly as good as it appeared last year, and, given his .230 BABIP, his chances to maintain his low ERA with those peripherals are mighty poor.
2006 A change-up artist who relies on a scalpel instead of a saber when dicing up the strike zone, Villanueva managed to put himself onto prospect radars by showing exceptional command. However, the strikeout rates and his reliance on low-orbit outs instead of worm-killing grounders doesn`t bode well for his future. Unless he comes up with something even sneakier, what happened in Double-A last season is a portent of things to come against more advanced hitters.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank for the rest of the season: Justin Masterson, Carlos Villanueva, Ervin Santana, and Wade Davis
(nubber from tx)
He certainly won't maintain a 0.64 ERA, but I've like Carlos Villanueva for a while. So, I'll say Villanueva, Santana, Masterson, Davis. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I go to the Jay/O's game tonight or watch Super 8 instead?
(Ron from Toronto)
That's a tough one, Ron. I saw Super 8 a couple nights ago, and I wasn't impressed, even though I was definitely the target audience and genuinely looking forward to it. Like Roger Ebert, I felt that the movie sort of fell apart after the first hour. Ebert still liked it, but I found it quite forgettable.(To paraphrase Darth Vader, the Ebert is more forgiving than I am.)

Then again, this isn't an Orioles home game, so if the other option is making a trip to Rogers Centre to see the long-awaited showdown between Chris Jakubauskas and Carlos Villanueva, you might want to consider taking in a talkie. How much are movie tickets in Toronto? (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina - if given the opportunity, do you believe that Carlos Villanueva is capable of succeeding in the closer role long term? How about Evan Meek in Pittsburgh?
(huckyoda from New York)
Long-term? No, I don't really think so, but that's not an indictment of him as much as I just don't see him fooling enough people enough of the time to really last in the role. But as a single-season fix or as a transient (a la Kevin Gregg), he could pan out just fine. Meek has to contend with the expectation that a wild guy built a bit like a fire hydrant isn't really what most people expect, but I could see him being a poor man's Rod Beck for a season or two, given the opportunity. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Carlos Villanueva has thrown 12,048 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 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 (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Change (82mph), Curve (77mph) and Sinker (89mph). He also rarely throws a Slow Curve (63mph).