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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.13 1.44 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-21-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12010
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0.02012
0.22013
0.52014
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WARP Summary

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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 MIL 22 10 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 42 8 4 3 0 12 6 5 0 8 2.70 3.31 3.69 1.2 0.1
2011 KCA 23 14 0 15.3 0.0 15.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 67 12 8 8 1 19 11 11 0 13 4.70 4.37 5.90 -0.3 -0.0
2012 KCA 24 13 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 19 14 10 0 24 13 13 0 13 6.75 4.02 4.88 0.4 0.0
2013 TOR 25 10 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 8 1 1 1 11 5 5 0 12 0.87 3.46 3.87 1.4 0.2
2014 MIL 26 29 0 28.7 0.0 28.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 114 27 6 6 1 33 7 5 0 25 1.88 2.54 2.68 4.9 0.5
2014 TOR 26 3 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 8 4 4 0 9 3 3 2 4 10.80 5.26 4.70 -0.1 -0.0
Career79081.00.081.0421300360823732310845422753.563.464.047.60.8

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 BRR Rk 13 4 33.0 4.91 106 .267 .275 .372 .372 .282 .300 104 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2007 WVA A 18 18 86.3 4.84 103 .237 .264 .337 .402 .264 .255 105 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2008 BRV A+ 15 14 79.3 3.68 119 .239 .256 .325 .378 .252 .323 99 13.2 1.3 13.2 1.3
2008 HUN AA 4 4 14.7 6.94 56 .295 .277 .353 .433 .265 .349 103 -0.9 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2008 PEJ Wnt 3 3 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 BRV A+ 6 5 33.0 4.39 92 .211 .254 .328 .375 .255 .189 93 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 HUN AA 8 8 27.3 5.52 73 .327 .252 .334 .368 .262 .362 99 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.1
2010 MIL MLB 10 0 10.0 3.69 114 .244 .268 .329 .418 .271 .286 98 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 WIS A 5 0 8.0 2.07 159 .070 .254 .337 .401 .262 .000 108 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 BRV A+ 8 0 10.0 3.77 90 .266 .259 .330 .397 .265 .370 84 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 HUN AA 11 0 14.3 2.93 134 .139 .273 .344 .405 .271 .229 99 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2010 afw Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 gcr Wnt 10 0 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 14 0 15.3 5.90 82 .246 .244 .308 .389 .254 .262 112 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 NWA AA 9 8 31.7 5.58 96 .263 .269 .337 .410 .254 .312 110 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 OMA AAA 16 3 24.0 6.32 77 .319 .286 .357 .450 .270 .333 94 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2012 KCA MLB 13 0 13.3 4.88 93 .326 .255 .315 .404 .258 .404 103 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2012 NWA AA 1 0 1.3 0.27 193 .100 .222 .303 .326 .251 .000 80 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 OMA AAA 37 0 58.0 4.47 113 .233 .274 .342 .431 .271 .318 99 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2012 MAR Wnt 2 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 10 0 10.3 3.87 112 .223 .264 .321 .413 .269 .280 103 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2013 DUN A+ 3 0 5.0 3.65 110 .127 .236 .287 .338 .238 .067 94 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 25 0 27.3 2.95 135 .212 .257 .324 .380 .252 .324 103 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2014 MIL MLB 29 0 28.7 2.68 132 .218 .254 .313 .392 .262 .321 98 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2014 TOR MLB 3 0 3.3 4.70 86 .452 .236 .313 .350 .254 .667 99 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2014 NAS AAA 30 0 41.7 2.92 138 .198 .268 .335 .420 .266 .317 91 10.4 1.0 10.1 1.0

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 BRR Rk 2 5 0 13 4 33.0 30 25 37 0 68% .300 8.2 6.8 0.0 10.1 1.67 6.00 6.4 0.6
2007 WVA A 9 5 0 18 18 86.3 62 44 95 8 45% .255 6.5 4.6 0.8 9.9 1.23 3.13 12.9 1.3
2008 BRV A+ 4 6 0 15 14 79.3 65 41 102 5 54% .323 7.4 4.7 0.6 11.6 1.34 4.09 13.2 1.3
2008 HUN AA 2 1 0 4 4 14.7 17 11 13 2 38% .349 10.4 6.7 1.2 8.0 1.90 5.51 -1.0 -0.1
2008 PEJ Wnt 1 0 0 3 3 7.0 10 6 7 1 0% .391 12.9 7.7 1.3 9.0 2.29 12.86 0.0 0.0
2009 BRV A+ 2 1 0 6 5 33.0 16 22 36 2 66% .189 4.4 6.0 0.5 9.8 1.15 2.18 -0.4 -0.0
2009 HUN AA 1 3 0 8 8 27.3 26 33 34 1 59% .362 8.6 10.9 0.3 11.2 2.16 7.58 1.1 0.1
2010 MIL MLB 1 0 0 10 0 10.0 8 6 8 0 57% .286 7.2 5.4 0.0 7.2 1.40 2.70 1.2 0.1
2010 HUN AA 1 1 3 11 0 14.3 8 2 15 0 63% .229 5.0 1.3 0.0 9.4 0.70 1.26 3.1 0.3
2010 WIS A 0 0 0 5 0 8.0 0 3 14 0 60% .000 0.0 3.4 0.0 15.8 0.38 0.00 2.7 0.3
2010 gcr Wnt 0 0 0 10 0 11.7 9 12 14 0 0% .281 6.9 9.2 0.0 10.8 1.79 3.08 0.0 0.0
2010 afw Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 1 2 0 0% .500 9.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 2.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 BRV A+ 0 0 1 8 0 10.0 10 7 14 0 44% .370 9.0 6.3 0.0 12.6 1.70 5.40 0.2 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 1 1 1 14 0 15.3 12 11 13 1 58% .262 7.0 6.5 0.6 7.6 1.50 4.70 -0.3 -0.0
2011 OMA AAA 2 3 3 16 3 24.0 27 18 24 5 58% .333 10.1 6.8 1.9 9.0 1.88 7.12 -0.2 -0.0
2011 NWA AA 1 3 0 9 8 31.7 32 22 20 2 60% .312 9.1 6.3 0.6 5.7 1.71 4.26 2.7 0.3
2012 NWA AA 0 0 1 1 0 1.3 0 1 3 0 0% .000 0.0 6.8 0.0 20.2 0.75 0.00 0.6 0.1
2012 KCA MLB 0 0 0 13 0 13.3 19 13 13 0 49% .404 12.8 8.8 0.0 8.8 2.40 6.75 0.4 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 5 4 2 37 0 58.0 52 25 61 4 50% .318 8.1 3.9 0.6 9.5 1.33 4.97 8.0 0.8
2012 MAR Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 3.3 1 1 1 0 0% .111 2.7 2.7 0.0 2.7 0.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 1 0 7 25 0 27.3 22 13 28 0 56% .324 7.2 4.3 0.0 9.2 1.28 1.65 6.6 0.7
2013 DUN A+ 0 0 0 3 0 5.0 1 0 2 0 73% .067 1.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.20 0.00 0.4 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 1 0 0 10 0 10.3 8 5 12 1 69% .280 7.0 4.4 0.9 10.5 1.26 0.87 1.4 0.2
2014 NAS AAA 4 1 5 30 0 41.7 33 18 45 0 63% .317 7.1 3.9 0.0 9.7 1.22 1.51 10.1 1.0
2014 MIL MLB 1 1 0 29 0 28.7 27 7 25 1 65% .321 8.5 2.2 0.3 7.8 1.19 1.88 4.9 0.5
2014 TOR MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 8 3 4 0 33% .667 21.6 8.1 0.0 10.8 3.30 10.80 -0.1 -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 179 0.4358 0.4190 0.8400 0.6026 0.2772 0.9362 0.6786 0.1600
2011 301 0.4983 0.4086 0.7967 0.6067 0.2119 0.8791 0.5625 0.2033
2012 287 0.5122 0.4007 0.7652 0.5918 0.2000 0.8276 0.5714 0.2348
2013 188 0.5745 0.4202 0.7215 0.5278 0.2750 0.7544 0.6364 0.2785
2014 503 0.5209 0.4513 0.8502 0.5916 0.2988 0.9226 0.6944 0.1454
Career14580.5110.42450.80460.58790.25570.87490.63350.1939

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-28 2011-09-05 Minors 8 8 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $507,600
2013 TOR $495,900
2011 KCA $414,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$910,400
2011Current$507,600
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,418,000
4 yrTotal$1,418,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 17 dDouble Diamond Sports1 year/$0.5076M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5076M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14. DFA by Toronto 4/5/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/15/14 (refused assignment). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 4/18/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Milwaukee 7/21/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4959M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13. DFA by Toronto 4/6/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 4/16/13. Contract selected by Toronto 9/3/13.
  • 1 year/$481,725 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12. Acquired by Toronto in trade 11/8/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4145M (2011). Signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/29/10. Recalled 9/1/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10 (Greinke deal).
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2006 (1-16). $1.55M 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 0 0 0 0 0 39.7 30 19 38 3 .255 1.22 3.27 3.55 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 33.9 27 17 33 3 .270 1.32 3.71 4.03 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 29.9 26 16 29 3 .280 1.39 4.03 4.39 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 26.5 24 15 26 3 .290 1.46 4.32 4.69 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 22 14 23 3 .298 1.52 4.59 4.99 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 20 13 20 2 .307 1.59 4.86 5.29 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 17.5 18 11 17 2 .316 1.66 5.16 5.61 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 15 9 14 2 .327 1.75 5.52 6 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 9.4 11 7 9 1 .343 1.87 6.04 6.56 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000022.82113222.2961.514.554.940.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
34% 46% 20% 23% 70%

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
20152721039042392142550.3041.444.334.708.44.59.11.10.1
20162821047049462748550.3031.484.324.698.44.98.80.90.2
20172921045048442547650.2951.444.354.738.24.78.81.10.1
20183021044047422446550.2921.404.074.428.04.68.81.00.3
20193121041044412243550.2981.444.184.548.54.58.91.00.2
20203221038041392039550.3001.454.324.708.64.48.61.10.1
20213321037039371937450.3001.444.284.658.54.48.50.90.1
20223421035037351836450.3001.424.284.658.44.38.71.00.1
20233521033035341734450.3011.444.224.598.74.38.71.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6.26.78.94.87.77.934.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Juan Morillo 2010 0.00 DNP
2 85 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
3 84 Steve Cishek 2012 3.53
4 84 Jonny Venters 2011 1.94
5 83 Javy Guerra 2012 2.60
6 83 Robbie Weinhardt 2012 0.00 DNP
7 83 Frankie De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
8 83 Joe Paterson 2012 37.12
9 82 Andrew Carignan 2013 0.00 DNP
10 82 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
11 82 Cory Gearrin 2012 1.80
12 82 Henry Rodriguez 2013 4.91
13 82 Scott Elbert 2012 2.20
14 82 Sam Demel 2012 9.00
15 82 Esmerling Vasquez 2010 5.53
16 82 Dan Jennings 2013 3.76
17 82 Michael Kirkman 2013 8.18
18 82 Ryan Cook 2013 3.07
19 82 Andrew Bailey 2010 1.47
20 81 Brian Wilson 2008 4.62
21 81 Alberto Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
22 81 Renyel Pinto 2009 3.67
23 81 Nick Hagadone 2012 6.39
24 81 Danny Farquhar 2013 4.53
25 80 David Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
26 80 Romulo Sanchez 2010 0.00
27 80 Erik Hamren 2013 0.00 DNP
28 80 Jose Arredondo 2010 0.00 DNP
29 80 Al Alburquerque 2012 0.68
30 80 Tanner Scheppers 2013 2.47
31 80 Zach Phillips 2013 5.40
32 80 Juan Gutierrez 2010 5.40
33 79 Aaron Poreda 2013 0.00 DNP
34 79 Luke Gregerson 2010 3.45
35 79 Dan Runzler 2011 6.91
36 79 Greg Holland 2012 2.96
37 79 Ryan Tucker 2013 0.00 DNP
38 79 Brayan Villarreal 2013 20.77
39 79 Daniel Bard 2011 3.58
40 79 Andrew Cashner 2013 3.50
41 79 Ramon Troncoso 2009 3.27
42 79 Scott Maine 2011 10.29
43 79 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
44 79 Jose De La Torre 2012 0.00 DNP
45 79 Cody Eppley 2012 3.91
46 78 Kevin Jepsen 2011 7.62
47 78 Craig Hansen 2010 0.00 DNP
48 78 Jason Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
49 78 Brandon League 2009 4.82
50 78 Josh Edgin 2013 3.77
51 78 Josh Fields 2012 0.00 DNP
52 78 Kanekoa Texeira 2012 0.00 DNP
53 77 Steve Edlefsen 2011 9.53
54 77 Jordan Norberto 2013 0.00 DNP
55 77 Denny Bautista 2009 5.27
56 77 Cole St. Clair 2013 0.00 DNP
57 77 Mark Worrell 2009 0.00 DNP
58 77 Chris Resop 2009 0.00 DNP
59 77 Blake Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
60 77 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP
61 77 Bobby Jenks 2007 2.77
62 77 Darren O'Day 2009 2.15
63 77 Matt Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
64 77 Daniel Herrera 2011 5.59
65 77 Ryan Reid 2011 0.00 DNP
66 77 Jake McGee 2013 4.02
67 77 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
68 77 Corey Young 2013 0.00 DNP
69 76 Evan Meek 2009 3.45
70 76 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
71 76 Beau Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
72 76 Josh Ellis 2011 0.00 DNP
73 76 Jeremy Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
74 76 Jonathan Albaladejo 2009 6.03
75 76 Tyson Ross 2013 3.53
76 76 Mark Rogers 2012 3.92
77 76 Rocky Roquet 2009 0.00 DNP
78 76 Sean Stidfole 2010 0.00 DNP
79 76 Bobby Cassevah 2012 7.20
80 76 Joe Thatcher 2008 8.77
81 76 Daniel Schlereth 2012 12.86
82 76 Enrique Gonzalez 2009 4.91
83 76 Alex Hinshaw 2009 12.00
84 76 Jerry Blevins 2010 3.70
85 75 Kevin Whelan 2010 0.00 DNP
86 75 Antonio Bastardo 2012 4.50
87 75 Carlos Rosa 2011 0.00 DNP
88 75 Franquelis Osoria 2008 6.38
89 75 Rafael Perez 2008 3.66
90 75 Logan Ondrusek 2011 3.67
91 75 Blake Parker 2011 0.00 DNP
92 75 Samuel Deduno 2010 3.38
93 75 Jesus Delgado 2010 0.00 DNP
94 75 Cole Kimball 2012 0.00 DNP
95 75 Henry Mabee 2012 0.00 DNP
96 75 David Aardsma 2008 5.92
97 75 Erick Threets 2008 3.60
98 75 Jeff Stevens 2010 7.64
99 75 Vinnie Pestano 2011 2.32
100 75 Daniel Turpen 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .167 .291 .216 .204
11 vs R (Multi) .317 .418 .440 .314
18 Split (Multi) -.150 -.127 -.223 -.111
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .118 .167 .118 .100
31 vs R (2013) .286 .400 .429 .307
38 Split (2013) -.168 -.233 -.311 -.207
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 Jeffress is Nuke LaLoosh incarnate, complete with fabled million-dollar arm and 10-cent head. With the raw power to light up the radar gun with triple digits, he can’t find the strike zone to save his life. As one might expect, those control issues have been his downfall. He seemed to piece together a decent performance in Triple-A last summer and was a bit unlucky in the ERA department with a 60 percent strand rate. But the Royals ran out of patience and sold him to Toronto for cash considerations.
2012 A key component of the deal that sent Zack Greinke to Milwaukee, Jeffress made the bullpen out of spring training as the obligatory “power arm” that could at times top 99 on the radar gun. Unfortunately, with that power comes a Nuke LaLoosh-style control problem. Shipped to Triple-A in May when his walk rate spiked at a gaudy 6.5 BB/9, he didn’t fare any better against competition in the PCL. Finally, the Royals decided to move him to the rotation and demoted him again to build up arm strength and confidence. The control problems persisted against weaker competition. He will return to the bullpen and the Royals will be patient with Jeffress, but with a plethora of young arms moving up the minor league ranks, if he can’t find a modicum of control, he will become some other organization’s problem.
2011 Jeffress made a successful return from his second drug suspension, toting his upper-90s fastball—insert obligatory “blowing smoke” pun here—and power curve back to the mound. Moved to the bullpen, Jeffress overpowered minor-league batters, racking up strikeouts by the truckload and keeping his walks temporarily in check before making his Brewers debut in September, and wowing scouts during a successful Arizona Fall League stint. Control will always be an issue, as major-league hitters were able to lay off of his curveball and can catch up with any fastball if they know when it’s coming. Still, it’s easy to picture him working critical late innings with the aid of his overwhelming stuff. The Royals thought enough of his success to make him a key component of the Zack Greinke trade--success that was just a pipe dream a year ago, and is still just one misstep from being lost forever.
2010 The former 16th overall pick once again started the year trying to command his overpowering stuff, and ended it just trying to get control of his career after his third suspension for marijuana use. Jeffress can punch out hitters with upper-90s gas and a nasty curve, but wildness has hampered his development and his first trip through the Southern League saw him walk more than a man per inning before a merciful demotion to the Florida State League. Then came the 100-game suspension, and the inevitable questions as to whether he will ever be able to make good on his immense promise. If he's caught again, he could be banned for life. Jeffress is once again undergoing treatment, and will miss a little over a month in 2010 before he can again take the mound. He’ll then have the rest of the summer to convince the organization that he's worth a spot on the 40-man roster, and if he can show just a modicum of progress, he will be. Jeffress has the type of talent that's too valuable to throw away, but that's really his call.
2009 The Brewers’ top pitching prospect and their first-round pick from 2006, Jeffress began the year serving a six-week suspension for marijuana use. Upon returning, he stayed out of trouble—alleviating concerns about his makeup—and showed amazing raw stuff, blowing Florida State League hitters away with a fastball that touches triple digits and sits at 95-97 and a plus power curve. Jeffress’s control and command still have a ways to go, but he’s back on the right path and will return to Huntsville to continue his quest towards being a frontline big-league starter.
2008 Bongloads in the basement rec room, or radar guns on a big league mound-the choice of which to light up is apparently a tough one for Jeffress. The 16th pick of the 2006 draft out of a Virginia high school, Jeffress has drawn comparisons to Dwight Gooden for his triple-digit velocity, athleticism, and smooth delivery, but the Gooden connection took on a darker dimension last August. Nearing the end of a fine season at West Virginia, Jeffress drew a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a "drug of abuse" (reported to be marijuana), then flunked a club-administered whiz quiz during the Arizona Fall League. While that latter doesn't count as a second strike and only subjects him to discipline by the Brewers, Jeffress has already jeopardized his future while turning the whispers about his makeup into snickers. With the suspension, he's likely out of action until June; hopefully he can sort out his priorities and return his focus to his smoking fastball rather than his smoking.
2007 Yes, Jeremy Jeffress was incredibly wild in his pro debut, but cut the kid some slack. Less than a year ago he was still thinking about matching a corsage to his prom date`s dress, so don`t look for polish on his resume quite yet. He had a 0.19 ERA during his senior year of high school, thanks in part to a nearly triple-digit fastball.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)I have seen Law mention adding prospects to the 40-man to get around the pot suspension, but would this be allowed and how would it work? I mean, I know the Brewers added Jeremy Jeffress to their 40-man early, but it wasn't to get around a suspension, it was to avoid another one. I can't imagine Singleton would be allowed to play at the major league level, which is what Law seems to be saying would happen.
(Chris from KC)
That is what he was saying, I believe, and I wondered the same thing. I haven't had a chance to look up the rule myself. I'll do that. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jon Singleton: Is this a first time that a player has been suspended for pot? Is is this a reasonable action on the Organized Baseball's?
(Hoot Stromboli from city by a Great Lake)
Not the first time it's happened. Jeremy Jeffress was suspended not once but twice, Tim Beckham was suspended once, and there may be others. I think it's an excessive penalty, particularly given the double standards. For one, players on the 40-man roster aren't tested for drugs of abuse. For another, smoking pot is far less harmful to others than drunk driving, which carries no sanction within major or minor league baseball. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you agree with this small change in wording, Senator? "Any pitcher who has value --and has not yet proven himself incapable of effective and healthy with a starter's workload-- is better utilized in a starting rotation." Feliz and Cashner would then be rotation candidates, but Jeremy Jeffress or Mark Rogers might not be.
(Bernie from Brewtown)
Yes, I'm onboard with that, but since yours is sort of grammatically incorrect, let's once and for all change it to "Any pitcher who has value -- and has not yet proven himself incapable of remaining healthy or effective with a starter's workload -- is better utilized in a starting rotation." We can call this Seidman's Law of Swingmen. (Eric Seidman)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jeremy Jeffress is a starter or reliever when he comes back?
(Eric from Linceburg)
Personally? I'd relieve him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat) What are your feelings on Jeremy Jeffress? Specifically: He's not allowing many homers or hits at all, striking out a ton of guys, and generally getting groundballs. Do you look past the walks in light of all that, or is the wildness too discouraging? [Pitching wildness, I mean...not the puff puff pass stuff.]
(Olinkapo from Brevard County)
Obviously, the walks are a concern, but it's not like he has a case of the yips or anything. In the low minors, on a statstical level, I focus primarily on ip, h, k; and I'm still very high on Jeffress because those numbers are good and he has monster stuff. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a radio interview yesterday Doug Melvin said the Brewers had some prospects that were untouchable. If LaPorta wasn't, who is?
(denny187 from WI)
Mat Gamel, Alcides Escorbar and Jeremy Jeffress from what I can tell. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these flamethrowers: Jordan Walden, Fautino De Los Santos, Jarrod Parker and Jeremy Jeffress. Which one is likliest to reach their ceiling? The least likely?
(Henry from Arcadia, CA)
I like Parker the best out of that bunch, because he has such natural arm action and quite a good curveball. I'm going with him first. I think Fautino's season last year puts him an inch ahead of Walden, who has a better arm naturally. Jeffress comes in last, and I think he's least likely for now because of whatever has come up here in 2007. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableDan (Chicago): Christina, I am not an A's fan.... but green IS for every day. Speaking of which, how does MLB justify the discrepancies between testing for the major vs. the minor leagues? Is my man Jeremy Jeffress ever going to make it up where he can't be suspended?

He'd still be at risk for getting caught doing some things in the majors. What, you think this is the NBA or something? (Christina Kahrl)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jeremy Jeffress has thrown 2,012 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (97mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (97mph). He also rarely throws a Change (90mph).