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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-26-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.52012
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0.22014
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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 MIN 22 41 0 47.7 0.0 47.7 2 2 0 2 0 0 211 52 28 28 6 86 23 20 2 37 5.29 4.70 5.09 2.6 0.3
2011 MIN 23 66 0 50.7 0.0 50.7 2 5 0 2 0 0 225 50 32 31 4 75 21 20 8 33 5.51 4.50 5.72 -3.2 -0.3
2012 MIN 24 67 0 71.7 0.0 71.7 4 4 0 1 0 0 309 71 33 28 4 94 26 21 3 36 3.52 3.98 4.52 4.7 0.5
2013 BAL 25 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 3 3 0 6 2 2 0 2 20.25 4.58 1.87 0.7 0.1
2013 CHN 25 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.02 3.49 0.1 0.0
Career1770172.30.0172.381105007591789690142627263131084.704.334.994.90.5

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 ELZ Rk 13 13 71.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 BLT A 27 27 155.0 4.54 92 .245 .260 .329 .376 .265 .277 93 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2008 FTM A+ 28 25 143.7 5.60 74 .260 .256 .329 .380 .254 .293 97 -10.6 -1.1 -10.6 -1.1
2009 FTM A+ 18 0 22.7 2.56 134 .200 .256 .337 .369 .261 .246 96 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2009 NBR AA 40 0 55.3 3.36 116 .196 .256 .331 .384 .266 .240 92 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9
2009 MSS Wnt 10 0 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MIN MLB 41 0 47.7 5.09 95 .273 .258 .324 .407 .254 .322 108 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2010 ROC AAA 14 0 19.7 4.44 102 .281 .264 .332 .397 .252 .391 101 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2011 MIN MLB 66 0 50.7 5.72 77 .267 .259 .321 .405 .259 .289 105 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2011 ROC AAA 4 0 3.7 6.35 56 .298 .260 .331 .406 .258 .364 99 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2012 MIN MLB 67 0 71.7 4.52 103 .241 .259 .318 .415 .262 .279 106 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2013 BAL MLB 2 0 1.3 1.87 156 .462 .271 .334 .417 .279 .667 100 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 1 0 1.0 3.49 120 .194 .232 .273 .348 .228 .250 107 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 2 0 2.3 4.95 93 .142 .265 .350 .430 .270 .125 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 IOW AAA 3 0 3.3 5.90 74 .311 .244 .317 .379 .254 .357 94 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 NOR AAA 7 0 9.7 4.12 103 .208 .241 .300 .360 .236 .323 97 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1

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 ELZ Rk 4 3 0 13 13 71.0 66 13 71 6 0% .303 8.4 1.6 0.8 9.0 1.11 4.06 0.0 0.0
2007 BLT A 9 8 0 27 27 155.0 140 38 117 9 49% .277 8.1 2.2 0.5 6.8 1.15 3.02 8.2 0.8
2008 FTM A+ 8 6 0 28 25 143.7 151 36 84 12 46% .293 9.5 2.3 0.8 5.3 1.30 3.76 -10.6 -1.1
2009 MSS Wnt 0 0 3 10 0 10.7 6 10 11 0 0% .231 5.0 8.4 0.0 9.3 1.50 3.36 0.0 0.0
2009 FTM A+ 2 1 4 18 0 22.7 14 7 26 0 47% .246 5.6 2.8 0.0 10.3 0.93 1.98 5.2 0.5
2009 NBR AA 1 2 9 40 0 55.3 36 19 52 2 42% .240 5.9 3.1 0.3 8.5 0.99 1.79 8.3 0.9
2010 ROC AAA 0 2 2 14 0 19.7 26 8 18 1 46% .391 11.9 3.7 0.5 8.2 1.73 5.48 1.9 0.2
2010 MIN MLB 2 2 0 41 0 47.7 52 23 37 6 48% .322 9.8 4.3 1.1 7.0 1.57 5.29 2.6 0.3
2011 ROC AAA 0 0 1 4 0 3.7 5 1 3 1 42% .364 12.3 2.5 2.5 7.4 1.64 7.36 -0.7 -0.1
2011 MIN MLB 2 5 0 66 0 50.7 50 21 33 4 47% .289 8.9 3.7 0.7 5.9 1.40 5.51 -3.2 -0.3
2012 MIN MLB 4 4 0 67 0 71.7 71 26 36 4 53% .279 8.9 3.3 0.5 4.5 1.35 3.52 4.7 0.5
2013 BUF AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.3 1 1 0 0 75% .125 3.9 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.86 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 NOR AAA 1 0 0 7 0 9.7 10 1 8 0 58% .323 9.3 0.9 0.0 7.4 1.14 1.86 0.6 0.1
2013 BAL MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 4 2 2 0 17% .667 27.0 13.5 0.0 13.5 4.50 20.25 0.7 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 50% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.1 0.0
2013 IOW AAA 1 0 0 3 0 3.3 5 3 1 0 29% .357 13.5 8.1 0.0 2.7 2.40 8.10 -0.2 -0.0

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 778 0.4820 0.4865 0.8439 0.6880 0.2978 0.9302 0.6583 0.1508
2011 852 0.5293 0.4630 0.8807 0.6341 0.2693 0.9056 0.8148 0.1193
2012 1119 0.5317 0.4946 0.8535 0.6571 0.3092 0.9105 0.7160 0.1447
2013 51 0.5098 0.3333 0.8824 0.4231 0.2400 0.9091 0.8333 0.1176
Career28000.51680.47980.85960.65440.29260.91450.73220.1382

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-12 - Minors - - Right Elbow Strain - -
2012-05-24 2012-05-28 DTD 4 4 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2009-08-04 2009-08-11 Minors 7 0 Left Hand Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 BAL $
2012 MIN $490,000
2010 MIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$890,000
3 yrTotal$890,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 135 dSparta Group1 year/$0.51M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13. Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Minnesota 3/29/13. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 4/12/13 after being DFA by Toronto 4/10/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 5/27/13 after being DFA by Baltimore 5/23/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/09. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2005 (12-375) (Oceanview HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .226 .344 .281 .238
11 vs R (Multi) .295 .348 .434 .277
18 Split (Multi) -.069 -.005 -.152 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .000 .286 .000 .158
31 vs R (2013) .714 .714 1.000 .559
38 Split (2013) -.714 -.429 -1.000 -.401
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bonder the Next OneR.J. Anderson2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-02
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Sipping on 'GnacR.J. Anderson2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 12th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 10th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Who'll Stop the Run?Jason Wojciechowski2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Grande FinaleR.J. Anderson2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Haranging AroundR.J. Anderson2013-04-12
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Arbitration Showdown: Mock Hearing: Jim JohnsonNick J. Faleris2013-02-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Pop Quiz: Throwback Bullpen GuysZachary Levine2013-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-15
The Lineup Card: Nine Awards that Should Be Given OutBaseball Prospectus2012-09-26
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Twins' and Rays' Bullpen SituationsChristina Kahrl2011-01-20
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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Transaction BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-25
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Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Alex Burnett threw 2,810 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (77mph).