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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 2.78 1.12 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date5-14-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.32010
0.02011
1.12012
1.12013
0.22014
+proj
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 SDN 25 72 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 2 4 1 6 0 0 318 62 29 27 3 87 31 22 3 93 3.24 2.46 2.91 14.1 1.5
2010 SDN 26 80 0 78.3 0.0 78.3 4 7 2 5 0 0 297 47 30 28 8 83 18 16 1 89 3.22 2.89 3.96 2.7 0.3
2011 SDN 27 61 0 55.7 0.0 55.7 3 3 0 4 0 0 241 57 23 17 2 75 19 16 2 34 2.75 3.37 4.12 0.2 0.0
2012 SDN 28 77 0 71.7 0.0 71.7 2 0 9 7 0 0 294 57 19 19 7 88 21 18 3 72 2.39 3.40 3.36 7.3 1.1
2013 SDN 29 73 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 6 8 4 5 0 0 268 49 24 20 3 73 18 16 4 64 2.71 2.67 2.99 9.8 1.1
2014 OAK 30 72 0 72.3 0.0 72.3 5 5 3 8 0 0 284 58 20 17 6 90 15 12 1 59 2.12 3.27 4.17 2.2 0.2
Career4350419.30.0419.32227193500170233014512829496122100144112.752.993.5636.24.2

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
2009 SDN MLB 72 0 75.0 2.91 125 .218 .264 .334 .421 .266 .314 86 15.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2010 SDN MLB 80 0 78.3 3.96 92 .186 .261 .325 .408 .269 .215 84 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 SDN MLB 61 0 55.7 4.12 91 .261 .253 .315 .386 .258 .299 91 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2011 TUC AAA 2 0 1.3 7.04 48 .416 .272 .356 .414 .264 .600 82 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 SDN MLB 77 0 71.7 3.36 117 .233 .260 .320 .410 .262 .262 94 7.7 0.8 7.3 1.1
2013 SDN MLB 73 0 66.3 2.99 125 .212 .259 .320 .400 .259 .257 99 9.8 1.1 9.8 1.1
2013 USA int 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 OAK MLB 72 0 72.3 4.17 95 .227 .254 .315 .398 .267 .256 96 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2

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
2009 SDN MLB 2 4 1 72 0 75.0 62 31 93 3 47% .314 7.4 3.7 0.4 11.2 1.24 3.24 14.1 1.5
2010 SDN MLB 4 7 2 80 0 78.3 47 18 89 8 48% .215 5.4 2.1 0.9 10.2 0.83 3.22 2.7 0.3
2011 SDN MLB 3 3 0 61 0 55.7 57 19 34 2 52% .299 9.2 3.1 0.3 5.5 1.37 2.75 0.2 0.0
2011 TUC AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 3 2 2 0 60% .600 20.2 13.5 0.0 13.5 3.75 20.25 -0.4 -0.0
2012 SDN MLB 2 0 9 77 0 71.7 57 21 72 7 53% .262 7.2 2.6 0.9 9.0 1.09 2.39 7.3 1.1
2013 USA int 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 SDN MLB 6 8 4 73 0 66.3 49 18 64 3 47% .257 6.6 2.4 0.4 8.7 1.01 2.71 9.8 1.1
2014 OAK MLB 5 5 3 72 0 72.3 58 15 59 6 54% .256 7.2 1.9 0.7 7.3 1.01 2.12 2.2 0.2

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 1136 0.5097 0.4907 0.6571 0.5941 0.3824 0.8227 0.3897 0.3357
2010 1094 0.4945 0.5014 0.6880 0.6155 0.3888 0.8078 0.5023 0.3084
2011 865 0.4728 0.4954 0.7593 0.6284 0.3750 0.8638 0.6023 0.2360
2012 1088 0.4715 0.4880 0.6730 0.6101 0.3757 0.8594 0.4028 0.3214
2013 948 0.4610 0.4810 0.6996 0.5767 0.3992 0.8413 0.5245 0.2961
2014 996 0.4759 0.4879 0.7196 0.6013 0.3831 0.8807 0.4900 0.2763
Career61270.4820.49080.69660.60410.3840.84470.47930.2984

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-23 2012-03-29 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-06-07 2011-07-05 15-DL 28 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-02-28 2011-03-03 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-06-08 2009-07-06 15-DL 28 25 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-04-12 2008-04-22 Minors 10 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $5,065,000
2013 SDN $3,200,000
2012 SDN $1,550,000
2011 SDN $447,800
2010 SDN $416,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$5,614,300
2011Current$5,065,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$10,679,300
5 yrTotal$10,679,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dO'Connell Sports1 year/$5.065M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.065M (2014). Signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 1/28/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 12/3/13.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4478M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Acquired by San Diego in trade from St. Louis 3/23/09 (player to be name in 12/4/08 Khalil Greene deal).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2006 (28-856) (St. Xavier University, Ill.).

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 76.9 52 17 74 5 .238 0.90 1.83 1.99 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 70.7 52 17 68 5 .252 0.98 2.14 2.33 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 66.4 51 17 64 5 .262 1.03 2.38 2.58 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 62.7 51 17 60 5 .271 1.08 2.58 2.8 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 59.4 50 16 57 5 .279 1.12 2.77 3.01 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 56.1 49 16 54 5 .287 1.17 2.96 3.21 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 52.7 48 16 51 5 .295 1.22 3.16 3.44 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 48.7 47 15 47 4 .305 1.28 3.41 3.71 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 43.4 44 15 42 4 .319 1.36 3.76 4.08 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000058.84916575.2761.112.742.980.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
32% 44% 27% 15% 87%

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
20153131155058551953650.2921.273.643.958.52.98.20.90.7
20163231151054511649650.2931.253.533.848.62.78.21.00.7
20173331151054501648550.2851.213.403.708.32.78.00.80.8
20183431153056511652550.2871.203.223.508.22.68.40.81.0
20193531148051471547650.2881.223.503.808.32.68.31.10.7
20203631148051481445550.2911.223.463.768.52.58.00.90.7
20213721141044421239550.2961.243.593.908.72.58.01.00.5
20223821142044411239550.2871.203.373.668.42.58.01.00.7
20233921140042401237550.2901.233.493.808.52.67.91.10.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
20.218.218.914.81715.189.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Bobby Jenks 2011 6.89
2 89 Jonathan Papelbon 2011 3.08
3 88 Ramon Ramirez 2012 4.66
4 88 Sean Burnett 2013 0.93
5 87 Mariano Rivera 2000 3.21
6 86 Brandon Lyon 2010 3.23
7 86 Darren O'Day 2013 2.47
8 85 Sean Marshall 2013 2.61
9 85 Keith Foulke 2003 2.18
10 85 Juan Rincon 2009 7.12
11 85 Peter Moylan 2009 3.58
12 85 Mel Rojas 1997 4.96
13 84 Justin Duchscherer 2008 2.86
14 83 Matt Lindstrom 2010 4.39
15 83 Nick Masset 2012 0.00 DNP
16 83 Duane Ward 1994 0.00 DNP
17 83 Duaner Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
18 83 Hong-Chih Kuo 2012 0.00 DNP
19 82 Taylor Buchholz 2012 0.00 DNP
20 82 Sergio Romo 2013 2.98
21 82 Dave Righetti 1989 4.17
22 82 Danys Baez 2008 0.00 DNP
23 82 Sparky Lyle 1975 3.43 DNP
24 82 Jesse Orosco 1987 4.68
25 82 Francisco Rodriguez 2012 4.62
26 82 Rafael Soriano 2010 2.02
27 81 Luis Ayala 2008 6.30
28 81 Brandon League 2013 6.29
29 81 J.P. Howell 2013 2.18
30 80 C.J. Wilson 2011 3.59
31 80 Ronald Belisario 2013 4.50
32 80 Michael Gonzalez 2008 5.61
33 80 Jared Burton 2011 3.86
34 79 Tony Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
35 79 Ken Sanders 1972 3.70
36 79 Manny Delcarmen 2012 0.00 DNP
37 79 Felix Rodriguez 2003 3.10
38 79 Mike Henneman 1992 4.19
39 79 Francisco Cordero 2005 3.65
40 79 Eddie Watt 1971 2.72
41 78 Brian Wilson 2012 9.00
42 78 Matt Albers 2013 3.57
43 78 Jason Isringhausen 2003 3.00
44 78 Greg McMichael 1997 3.59
45 78 Rob Murphy 1990 7.42
46 78 Craig Breslow 2011 4.40
47 77 Jeremy Affeldt 2009 2.02
48 77 Jesse Crain 2012 2.44
49 76 Wilbur Wood 1972 2.84
50 76 Jason Frasor 2008 4.37
51 75 Derek Lowe 2003 5.00
52 75 Frank Francisco 2010 3.93
53 75 Rich Gossage 1982 2.32
54 75 Scott Linebrink 2007 4.22
55 75 Ryan Madson 2011 2.37
56 75 Evan Meek 2013 0.00 DNP
57 75 Tim Burke 1989 2.55
58 75 John Franco 1991 4.39
59 75 Manny Corpas 2013 4.54
60 75 Saul Rivera 2008 4.39
61 74 Juan Oviedo 2012 0.00 DNP
62 74 Aaron Heilman 2009 4.35
63 74 Casey Janssen 2012 2.54
64 74 Lee Smith 1988 3.76
65 74 Burke Badenhop 2013 4.62
66 74 Brian Bruney 2012 0.00
67 74 Jose Valverde 2008 3.50
68 74 Eddie Fisher 1967 3.91
69 74 Jeff Bennett 2010 0.00 DNP
70 73 Brandon Medders 2010 7.20
71 73 Jeremy Accardo 2012 5.06
72 73 Joe Black 1954 11.57
73 73 Bill Dailey 1965 0.00 DNP
74 73 Bob Wickman 1999 3.75
75 73 Bill Bray 2013 0.00 DNP
76 73 Todd Frohwirth 1993 4.39
77 73 Chad Qualls 2009 3.98
78 72 Santiago Casilla 2011 1.92
79 72 Alfredo Aceves 2013 5.11
80 72 Jeff Reardon 1986 4.35
81 72 Steve Kline 2003 4.24
82 72 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
83 72 Javier Lopez 2008 2.73
84 72 Dave Baldwin 1968 4.07
85 72 Derrick Turnbow 2008 15.63
86 71 T.J. Mathews 2000 6.03
87 71 Bruce Sutter 1983 4.53
88 71 Manny Acosta 2011 4.02
89 71 Todd Jones 1998 5.40
90 71 Willie Hernandez 1985 3.38
91 71 Chris Resop 2013 7.00
92 71 Chad Bradford 2005 3.86
93 71 Ray King 2004 2.90
94 70 Kameron Loe 2012 5.53
95 70 Pedro Feliciano 2007 3.66
96 70 Dan Quisenberry 1983 2.33
97 70 Roy Oswalt 2008 3.84
98 70 Rafael Perez 2012 3.52
99 70 Bob Locker 1968 2.59
100 70 Damaso Marte 2005 4.17

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .227 .319 .330 .236
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .242 .306 .207
18 Split (Multi) .027 .077 .024 .029
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .216 .305 .319 .222
31 vs R (2013) .192 .233 .288 .198
38 Split (2013) .024 .072 .031 .025
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 Last year we suggested that Gregerson needed to "rediscover the tilt on his slider" for continued success. He did, and the results were spectacular. He subtracted velocity, replacing it with more horizontal and vertical movement. He also leaned on the slider more than ever before, throwing it two-thirds of the time (three-quarters of the time against right-handers). Gregerson has all but abandoned his four-seam fastball in favor of the sinker. He closed some games while Huston Street was injured and will continue to be a late-inning option as long as his right arm allows him to keep spinning sliders.
2012 Gregerson's slider of death disappeared in 2011. After posting a 10.7 K/9 and 3.7 K/BB over his first two big-league seasons, he saw those numbers slip to 5.5 and 1.8, respectively, last year. Like Cla Meredith, another Padres reliever who relied on a gimmick and was worked hard, Gregerson runs the risk of having a short career. Don't let the shiny ERA fool you; he needs to rediscover the tilt on his slider if he is to continue much longer.
2011 Gregerson, like the other two-thirds of the bullpen's Big Three, was not developed by the Padres, but arrived via trade. The right-hander was the player to be named later in the Cardinals' deal for Khalil Greene, and over the past two years has become another name in a long list of pitchers that former general manager Kevin Towers and his scouts outright stole. Gregerson has amassed 5.7 WXRL with the Padres, which would have ranked first among non-closer relievers on the Cards over that stretch by almost 2.5 wins. His 84-mph slider is his go-to offering: he throws it nearly 60 percent of the time, and generates swings-and-misses on 22 percent of its trips to the plate. While he's more susceptible to southpaws than right-handers, Gregerson's split isn't worth getting worked up about given that he's held righties to a .162/.228/.253 line.
2010 Hardly anyone noticed when Gregerson, a rather lightly regarded 28th-round draft picked from St. Xavier, was acquired by the Padres late in spring training last year from the Cardinals to complete the Khalil Greene trade. Then everyone noticed when Gregerson became the primary set-up man to Heath Bell and one of the top relievers in the NL. Gregerson is not the normal sinker/slider reliever, as his sinker has outstanding boring action that breaks bats, while his slider is a true wipeout pitch. Reliever statistics can be very volative from one season to the next, but Gregorson looks like the real deal, and figures to be the first in line to close if Bell is traded.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for saves in 2014, how many of these guys are capable/likely to grab 20+ saves next season: Trevor Rosenthal, David Robertson, Cody Allen, Jake McGee, Brian Wilson, Luke Gregerson, Pedro Strop, Drew Storen, Ryan Cook, Carlos Martinez, Vic Black, Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Steve Delebar, Kelvin Herrera, Carter Capps, and/or AJ Ramos?
(J-Qwellin from Deplorable Future Leaders of America Club)
J-QWELLIN!!!! Interestingly enough, I'm working on such a piece re: 2014 closers. From your group, I'd go Rosy & D-Rob, but honestly any of them have the capability. I know that's a little copout-y, but that's the nature of the beast with relievers. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Collette, who would you add to this list of the best relief pitching options (no closers) for ratios: Kenlay Jansen, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyuji Fujikawa.
(RP producers from USA)
Jake McGee, Luke Gregerson, Mark Melancon (Jason Collette)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chaces that Dale Thayer becomes the Padres' closer this season? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
If Huston Street is traded at or before the deadline, as expected, Thayer probably returns to that role. Luke Gregerson is a better pitcher, but his platoon splits against left-handed hitters (.413 OBP against this year) are a concern when you can't play matchups. Assuming Bud Black doesn't go to a committee, Thayer has a strong chance of seeing more save chances down the road. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-08-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some current non-closers whom you could see closing at the beginning of next season?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
This is a planned article topic for the near future, but I haven't taken a super close look yet. Guys that come to mind include Bobby Parnell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson, Kenley Jansen, and Aaron Crow. (Derek Carty)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Care to gush about how studly the Pads' bullpen is? They remind me of the stacked Angels pen of ought-two.
(Functionary from Grey Cubicle, DC)
Well, the other night was a great example. They used four relievers--Ernesto Frieri, Joe Thatcher, Edward Mujica and Tim Stauffer--for three scoreless innings of relief. None of those three relievers are the key pieces in the bullpen (Heath Bell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson). Their "worst" reliever by ERA is Mujica, who has a K/BB of 11.6 thanks to 58 strikeouts and just five walks. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)D'oh! Addendum: Care to expand on your praise of Heath Bell, Mike Adams, and Luke Gregerson, and add lauds and exultates for Joe Thatcher and Edward Mujica?
(Functionary from Grey Cubicle, DC)
Joe Thatcher missed the beginning of the season, but in the 27 1/3 innings since he's returned, he's held lefties to a line of .149/.212/.255. Mujica is a beast in the K/BB department as I said. He's given up some homers but seems to have that little problem under control lately, and is flat out dominant at times despite being a back-end option.

Bell walks some hitters sometimes, but most of the hits against him are dinky singles, and he can bring it and whiffs plenty of batters. The only closer I trust more than Bell is Mariano Rivera. Luke Gregerson and Mike Adams would be closing for most of the other teams in baseball--even when Gregerson walks batters he's an ace reliever, but this year he's got the walks under control. This is not a Petco bullpen, this is a pen full of really, really good pitchers. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Heath Bell will be traded by _____. My two favorite 8th inning guys that will soon become closers are ______ and ____.
(Tad Lucky from Vegas)
July. Mike Adams or Luke Gregerson, maybe? I thought Ryan Madson would be one of the answers to that question, but now he's out for 8 weeks thanks to a temper tantrum. Poor form, Mr. Madson. Someone should have tazed him before he made contact with that chair. (Marc Normandin)


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Luke Gregerson has thrown 6,336 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (82mph) and Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Change (78mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Curve (73mph).