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Portrait of Robert Manuel

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 17 1 0 0 7 3.18 -0.4
Birth Date7-9-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
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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 CIN 25 3 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 2 0.00 2.83 2.94 1.0 0.1
2010 BOS 26 10 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 54 10 6 6 5 28 7 6 0 5 4.26 9.05 11.17 -4.5 -0.5
Career13017.00.017.010000072156653487073.187.468.95-3.6-0.4

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 BRO A- 2 0 5.0 4.84 90 .323 .219 .291 .298 .215 .250 36 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 DYT A 13 7 48.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 6 0 8.0 9.40 -13 .308 .259 .330 .378 .257 .133 82 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2007 SAR A+ 33 11 98.3 3.80 123 .241 .263 .333 .385 .255 .338 104 30.4 2.9 30.4 2.9
2008 SAR A+ 4 0 7.7 2.26 147 .193 .263 .333 .409 .259 .278 101 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2008 CHT AA 47 0 77.0 2.27 154 .174 .260 .335 .393 .248 .239 107 29.6 2.9 28.3 2.8
2008 LOU AAA 1 0 2.0 4.51 99 .178 .250 .318 .395 .265 .250 100 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2008 PEJ Wnt 11 0 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 CIN MLB 3 0 4.3 2.94 132 .250 .258 .327 .411 .263 .333 95 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2009 LOU AAA 36 0 46.7 3.62 126 .198 .259 .321 .392 .242 .257 113 9.5 0.9 9.1 0.8
2009 TAC AAA 15 0 19.0 7.56 39 .258 .281 .352 .437 .282 .200 97 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2010 BOS MLB 10 0 12.7 11.17 -20 .281 .256 .323 .413 .253 .135 114 -4.5 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5
2010 PAW AAA 45 0 64.3 4.17 100 .184 .261 .330 .413 .254 .231 93 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4

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 BRO A- 0 0 0 2 0 5.0 5 0 5 1 20% .250 9.0 0.0 1.8 9.0 1.00 1.80 0.2 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 0 0 0 6 0 8.0 10 2 4 3 22% .133 11.2 2.2 3.4 4.5 1.50 4.50 -2.6 -0.3
2006 DYT A 0 3 1 13 7 48.1 58 4 36 5 0% .329 10.9 0.7 0.9 6.7 1.29 4.30 0.0 0.0
2007 SAR A+ 6 5 1 33 11 98.3 100 22 93 3 30% .338 9.2 2.0 0.3 8.5 1.24 4.03 30.4 2.9
2008 CHT AA 5 3 3 47 0 77.0 47 15 92 2 39% .239 5.5 1.8 0.2 10.8 0.81 1.40 28.3 2.8
2008 LOU AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 25% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.1 0.0
2008 SAR A+ 1 0 0 4 0 7.7 5 3 11 0 28% .278 5.8 3.5 0.0 12.9 1.04 0.00 2.7 0.3
2008 PEJ Wnt 1 0 0 11 0 13.7 16 1 13 0 0% .381 10.5 0.7 0.0 8.5 1.24 1.97 0.0 0.0
2009 LOU AAA 3 4 10 36 0 46.7 37 10 38 2 29% .257 7.1 1.9 0.4 7.3 1.01 2.70 9.1 0.8
2009 CIN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.3 5 1 2 0 33% .333 10.4 2.1 0.0 4.2 1.38 0.00 1.0 0.1
2009 TAC AAA 1 1 4 15 0 19.0 13 6 11 4 31% .200 6.2 2.8 1.9 5.2 1.00 3.32 -3.5 -0.3
2010 PAW AAA 8 2 13 45 0 64.3 46 13 48 4 23% .231 6.4 1.8 0.6 6.7 0.92 1.68 4.5 0.4
2010 BOS MLB 1 0 0 10 0 12.7 10 7 5 5 19% .135 7.1 5.0 3.6 3.6 1.34 4.26 -4.5 -0.5

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 78 0.5385 0.4615 0.8611 0.6429 0.2500 0.8889 0.7778 0.1389
2010 235 0.5532 0.4638 0.8807 0.6846 0.1905 0.8652 0.9500 0.1193
Career3130.54950.46320.87580.67420.20530.87110.90710.1242

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-04-14 2007-04-28 Minors 14 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 70 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 2011
  • 1 year (2010). DFA 2/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 11/20/08. Re-signed 2/21/09. Acquired in trade from Cincinnati 7/29/09. Claimed off waivers from Seattle 11/20/09.
  • Acquired in trade from NY Mets 5/06.
  • Signed 2005 (Sam Houston State).

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Manuel's reliance on deception caught up to him when he reached Triple-A, and the righty who twirled a 6.1 strikeout-walk ratio at Double-A three years ago barely managed a strikeout rate higher than that between Pawtucket and Boston. Manuel's arsenal includes a mid-80s fastball paired with a slow slider that just avoids being slapped with a "disco" designation because it's stuck in the 70s. That pitch will never cross over from white polyester pants to New Wave, making Manuel a replacement-level reliever, something Boston required more often than is healthy in 2010.
2010 Acquired from the Reds for Wladimir Balentien, Robert Manuel is a trick-pitch righty who depends far more on deception and movement than stuff; already lost to the Red Sox on a November waiver claim.
2009 A stringy Texan control pitcher with mediocre stuff, Robert Manuel pitched his way onto the 40-man with an insanely good 103/12 K/UBB ratio last year; win that many battles at home plate, and maybe his fly-ball tendencies will be survivable in the Gap.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Org Watch: Nationals, Red Sox, BravesKevin Goldstein2010-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles, Red SoxChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Can't Get No Relief? Ben Lindbergh2010-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Drama Division DramaChristina Kahrl2010-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fiddling While the Toast BurnsChristina Kahrl2010-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: F-Lop'ping AroundChristina Kahrl2010-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Feeling ClingyChristina Kahrl2010-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Parts is PartsChristina Kahrl2010-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The 10,000 Arms of Dr. T.Christina Kahrl2010-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL CatsupChristina Kahrl2010-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day ActionChristina Kahrl2009-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Major Moves RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-07-10


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Robert Manuel threw 298 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2010, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Slider (81mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).