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Portrait of Justin Thomas

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
71.3 4.48 1.43 53 4 3 1 0.0
Birth Date1-18-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.22010
2011
0.02012
2013
0.02014
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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
2008 SEA 24 8 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 22 9 3 3 0 11 2 2 0 2 6.75 3.66 3.77 1.1 0.1
2010 PIT 26 12 0 13.0 0.0 13.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 62 21 9 9 3 34 5 4 0 5 6.23 6.49 6.72 -2.3 -0.2
2012 BOS 28 7 0 4.7 0.0 4.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 10 4 4 0 13 2 2 1 4 7.71 3.26 3.78 0.6 0.1
2012 NYA 28 4 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 3 3 1 5 1 1 0 3 9.00 6.38 6.11 -0.6 -0.1
Career31024.70.024.70202001214219194631091146.935.415.49-1.2-0.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 EVE A- 18 6 59.0 4.38 107 .254 .245 .327 .360 .255 .335 104 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2006 WIS A 11 11 61.1 4.97 48 .258 .251 .326 .358 .249 .355 63 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2006 SBR A+ 17 17 105.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 WTN AA 24 24 119.3 5.26 80 .301 .266 .338 .402 .267 .356 96 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2007 PEJ Wnt 4 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SEA MLB 8 0 4.0 3.77 123 .385 .273 .339 .440 .263 .500 103 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 WTN AA 25 17 118.7 5.02 101 .251 .270 .348 .409 .258 .308 109 11.5 1.1 11.5 1.1
2008 TAC AAA 7 1 17.0 4.94 106 .244 .286 .359 .464 .273 .333 103 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2009 TAC AAA 53 0 60.3 5.48 84 .293 .277 .349 .424 .275 .337 98 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 PIT MLB 12 0 13.0 6.72 32 .365 .262 .325 .405 .270 .367 91 -3.0 -0.3 -2.3 -0.2
2010 IND AAA 40 0 54.3 4.03 114 .177 .263 .327 .410 .252 .213 104 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2010 lla Wnt 9 4 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 IND AAA 63 0 69.3 4.19 102 .245 .259 .325 .399 .252 .298 96 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2011 CAR Wnt 9 0 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 7 0 4.7 3.78 122 .366 .246 .305 .400 .251 .556 109 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 NYA MLB 4 0 3.0 6.11 70 .248 .246 .313 .423 .261 .143 106 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 PAW AAA 4 0 5.3 2.32 148 .196 .244 .316 .358 .239 .312 101 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 SWB AAA 30 6 57.3 4.07 111 .224 .258 .324 .393 .252 .286 99 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2013 SAC AAA 16 16 84.3 4.60 98 .292 .284 .355 .447 .278 .313 95 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2014 SLC AAA 20 20 112.7 6.48 78 .297 .286 .353 .445 .273 .375 107 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3

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
2005 EVE A- 3 3 0 18 6 59.0 63 20 48 2 48% .335 9.6 3.1 0.3 7.3 1.41 3.81 6.6 0.7
2006 WIS A 5 5 0 11 11 61.1 69 17 51 4 56% .355 10.2 2.5 0.6 7.5 1.41 3.09 1.6 0.2
2006 SBR A+ 9 4 0 17 17 105.1 108 45 111 10 0% .344 9.2 3.9 0.9 9.5 1.46 4.11 0.0 0.0
2007 WTN AA 4 9 0 24 24 119.3 147 61 100 11 45% .356 11.1 4.6 0.8 7.5 1.74 5.51 -0.6 -0.1
2007 PEJ Wnt 0 1 0 4 0 5.0 5 4 4 0 0% .312 9.0 7.2 0.0 7.2 1.80 5.40 0.0 0.0
2008 SEA MLB 0 1 0 8 0 4.0 9 2 2 0 22% .500 20.2 4.5 0.0 4.5 2.75 6.75 1.1 0.1
2008 WTN AA 7 7 0 25 17 118.7 116 56 106 11 52% .308 8.8 4.2 0.8 8.0 1.45 4.32 11.5 1.1
2008 TAC AAA 2 1 1 7 1 17.0 15 9 21 2 32% .333 7.9 4.8 1.1 11.1 1.41 3.71 4.9 0.5
2009 TAC AAA 2 4 6 53 0 60.3 67 40 53 5 45% .337 10.0 6.0 0.7 7.9 1.77 4.48 1.2 0.1
2010 IND AAA 5 0 4 40 0 54.3 33 10 51 4 39% .213 5.5 1.7 0.7 8.5 0.79 2.49 7.9 0.8
2010 lla Wnt 1 2 0 9 4 19.3 22 10 14 3 0% .322 10.3 4.7 1.4 6.5 1.66 5.13 0.0 0.0
2010 PIT MLB 0 1 0 12 0 13.0 21 5 5 3 33% .367 14.5 3.5 2.1 3.5 2.00 6.23 -2.3 -0.2
2011 CAR Wnt 1 0 0 9 0 6.7 5 3 0 0 0% .250 6.8 4.0 0.0 0.0 1.20 2.70 0.0 0.0
2011 IND AAA 8 2 3 63 0 69.3 66 24 59 4 41% .298 8.6 3.1 0.5 7.7 1.30 3.89 6.1 0.6
2012 BOS MLB 0 0 0 7 0 4.7 10 2 4 0 33% .556 19.3 3.9 0.0 7.7 2.57 7.71 0.6 0.1
2012 NYA MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.0 2 1 3 1 25% .143 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 1.00 9.00 -0.6 -0.1
2012 SWB AAA 2 1 1 30 6 57.3 49 20 49 3 51% .286 7.7 3.1 0.5 7.7 1.20 3.45 8.1 0.8
2012 PAW AAA 0 0 0 4 0 5.3 5 0 5 0 38% .312 8.4 0.0 0.0 8.4 0.94 3.38 1.7 0.2
2013 SAC AAA 3 6 0 16 16 84.3 92 34 68 8 46% .313 9.8 3.6 0.9 7.3 1.49 4.48 9.9 1.0
2014 SLC AAA 4 8 0 20 20 112.7 148 41 95 21 42% .375 11.8 3.3 1.7 7.6 1.68 5.99 3.3 0.3

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 76 0.4342 0.4605 0.8286 0.6970 0.2791 0.8696 0.7500 0.1714
2010 215 0.4884 0.4744 0.8725 0.6476 0.3091 0.8824 0.8529 0.1275
2012 155 0.4000 0.4323 0.8209 0.6613 0.2796 0.8780 0.7308 0.1791
Career4460.44840.45740.84710.66080.29370.87870.79290.1529

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-04-08 2010-04-17 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-15 2008-06-28 Minors 13 0 Left Hand Laceration - -
2007-04-06 2007-05-02 Minors 26 0 Left Elbow Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2012 BOS $516,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$516,000
1 yrTotal$516,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 138 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/5/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Oakland 7/1/13. Signed by Nippon of Japan 7/8/13.
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/13/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 4/4/12. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 5/12/12 after being DFA by Boston 5/10/12. DFA by NY Yankees 9/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/21/09. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Seattle 10/29/09. DFA by Pittsburgh 11/20/09, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Seattle 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2005 (4-113) (Youngstown State). $0.29M signing bonus.

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 5 2.8 1.5 54 7 89.8 76 29 67 8 .258 1.16 3.31 3.59 13.3 1.4
80o 4.5 2.6 1.3 50 6 83.2 76 28 63 8 .272 1.25 3.70 4.02 8.0 0.8
70o 4.2 2.5 1.2 47 6 78.6 75 28 59 8 .283 1.32 3.99 4.33 4.7 0.5
60o 3.9 2.4 1.1 45 6 74.7 75 28 56 8 .291 1.38 4.24 4.6 2.1 0.2
50o 3.6 2.4 1 43 5 71.2 74 28 54 8 .299 1.43 4.47 4.86 -0.1 -0.0
40o 3.4 2.3 1 41 5 67.7 73 28 51 7 .308 1.49 4.71 5.12 -2.1 -0.2
30o 3.1 2.2 0.9 39 5 64.1 72 27 48 7 .316 1.55 4.98 5.41 -4.1 -0.4
20o 2.9 2.1 0.8 36 5 59.9 71 27 45 7 .327 1.63 5.29 5.75 -6.1 -0.6
10o 2.5 1.9 0.7 33 4 54.4 69 26 41 7 .341 1.74 5.73 6.23 -8.3 -0.8
Weighted Mean3.62.3143570.77327537.2971.424.444.830.10.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 5% 1% 3% 10%

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
20153142144577742664744.2961.304.014.368.73.17.50.80.5
20163243148683842964944.2961.374.234.609.13.27.01.00.3
20173332140570742454844.3041.404.454.849.53.16.91.00.1
20183432139567702352844.2991.384.314.689.43.17.01.10.2
20193532136463662148744.3001.394.344.729.53.06.91.00.2
20203632135460622046744.2991.374.294.669.43.06.91.10.2
20213732133457591943744.2991.384.354.739.43.06.81.10.1
20223832132455581841744.2991.374.374.759.42.96.71.10.1
20233922131454571840644.2981.384.384.769.43.06.61.00.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.82.3out of baseballout of baseball0.40.66.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Rich Rundles 2011 0.00 DNP
2 87 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
3 86 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
4 86 Greg Burke 2013 7.67
5 86 Dale Thayer 2011 3.48
6 85 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
7 85 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
8 85 Joey Newby 2012 0.00 DNP
9 84 Travis Hughes 2008 0.00 DNP
10 84 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
11 84 Philip Barzilla 2009 0.00 DNP
12 84 Brad Salmon 2010 0.00 DNP
13 84 Ross Wolf 2013 4.53
14 84 Chris George 2010 0.00 DNP
15 84 Beau Vaughan 2011 0.00 DNP
16 83 Jordan De Jong 2009 0.00 DNP
17 83 Jailen Peguero 2011 0.00 DNP
18 83 Matt Palmer 2009 4.08
19 83 Joe Bateman 2010 0.00 DNP
20 82 Jim Hoey 2013 0.00 DNP
21 82 Jason Cromer 2011 0.00 DNP
22 82 Gabe DeHoyos 2010 0.00 DNP
23 82 Andy Mitchell 2009 0.00 DNP
24 82 Dane De La Rosa 2013 3.36
25 82 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
26 81 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
27 81 Marcus Gwyn 2008 0.00 DNP
28 81 Chris Jakubauskas 2009 5.71
29 81 Clay Rapada 2011 6.61
30 81 Anastacio Martinez 2009 0.00 DNP
31 81 Steve Andrade 2008 0.00 DNP
32 81 Jim Ed Warden 2009 0.00 DNP
33 80 Bobby Cramer 2010 3.04
34 80 T.J. Beam 2011 0.00 DNP
35 80 Tim Wood 2013 0.00 DNP
36 80 Amauri Sanit 2010 0.00 DNP
37 80 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
38 80 Merkin Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
39 80 Carlos Muniz 2011 0.00 DNP
40 80 Jon Switzer 2010 0.00 DNP
41 80 Jeff Gray 2012 5.88
42 80 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
43 80 Levale Speigner 2011 0.00 DNP
44 80 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
45 79 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
46 79 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
47 79 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
48 79 Omar Beltre 2012 0.00 DNP
49 79 Willie Collazo 2010 0.00 DNP
50 79 Josh Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
51 79 Justin James 2012 0.00 DNP
52 79 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
53 79 Ryan Braun 2011 0.00 DNP
54 79 Jason Kershner 2007 0.00 DNP
55 78 Steve Green 2008 0.00 DNP
56 78 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
57 78 Jim Henderson 2013 2.70
58 78 Brodie Downs 2010 0.00 DNP
59 78 Rocky Cherry 2010 0.00 DNP
60 78 Jairo Asencio 2013 7.71
61 78 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
62 78 Adam Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
63 78 Brent Leach 2013 0.00 DNP
64 78 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
65 77 Timothy McNab 2010 0.00 DNP
66 77 Jason Urquidez 2013 0.00 DNP
67 77 J.J. Putz 2007 1.38
68 77 Jonathan Albaladejo 2013 0.00 DNP
69 77 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
70 77 Carmen Cali 2009 0.00 DNP
71 77 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
72 77 Joe Martinez 2013 1.80
73 76 Eric Hull 2010 0.00 DNP
74 76 Francisco Butto 2010 0.00 DNP
75 76 Chris Schroder 2009 0.00 DNP
76 76 Marcus McBeth 2011 0.00 DNP
77 76 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
78 76 Jim Miller 2012 2.77
79 76 Jeff Fulchino 2010 5.70
80 76 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
81 76 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
82 76 Ryan Houston 2010 0.00 DNP
83 76 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
84 75 Mike DeMark 2013 0.00 DNP
85 75 Greg Aquino 2008 12.54
86 75 Dennis Sarfate 2011 0.00 DNP
87 75 Mitch Wylie 2007 0.00 DNP
88 75 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
89 75 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
90 75 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
91 75 Ben Howard 2009 0.00 DNP
92 75 Felix Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
93 75 Scott Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
94 75 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
95 75 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
96 75 Jose Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
97 75 Shane Loux 2010 0.00 DNP
98 75 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
99 75 Paul Bush 2010 0.00 DNP
100 74 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Justin Thomas makes a brief cameo every couple of years, and his bitter cup of coffee from last season will likely be his only taste of the majors until he resurfaces in 2014.
2011 Justin Thomas used to watch games at PNC Park while playing collegiate ball at nearby Youngstown State, and we can safely assume that when he dreamed of pitching there someday, he performed better than he did as a real-life Pirate last season.
2010 Justin Thomas has LOOGY upside, which beats earning beer money as a substitute teacher while trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life; he'll be in the Pirates' camp after a waiver claim.
2009 Thomas began the transition from starter to reliever at Triple-A during the second half of last season and also saw his first major-league action. Thomas is a sinker/slider pitcher, the type most suited to the bullpen. He would seemingly have a future as a lefty specialist but for the fact that major league left-handed batters went 8-for-14 against him. Fortunately, it's a small sample fluke; Thomas does have a track record of retiring minor league southpaw swingers.
2008 After an impressive full-season debut in 2006, southpaw Justin Thomas became quite hittable last year at Double-A, where his control regressed

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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: July 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-02
The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in MayBaseball Prospectus2012-05-31
What You Need to Know: Friday, April 27Daniel Rathman2012-04-27
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, April 18Daniel Rathman2012-04-18
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?Christina Kahrl2010-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior Circuitry, East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Wagnerian Solutions and a Successfully Shopped ShoppachChristina Kahrl2009-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Even More Minor Moves, NLChristina Kahrl2009-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Minor Moves, ALChristina Kahrl2009-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-05-16
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Justin Thomas threw 416 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).