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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 101.7 5 8 0 71 3.72 0.4
Birth Date10-21-1984
Height5' 6"
Weight165 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 CIN 23 7 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 10 7 6 1 16 3 1 2 8 7.36 4.74 2.94 1.3 0.1
2009 CIN 24 70 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 4 4 0 3 0 0 262 63 30 21 5 92 24 22 2 44 3.06 3.95 4.76 1.9 0.2
2010 CIN 25 36 0 23.0 0.0 23.0 1 3 0 1 0 0 104 31 10 10 2 42 6 6 0 14 3.91 3.80 3.55 2.0 0.2
2011 MIL 26 2 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 5 4 1 11 1 1 0 0 21.60 12.59 13.91 -1.9 -0.2
2011 NYN 26 16 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 33 7 1 1 0 9 2 2 0 5 1.12 2.49 3.42 0.7 0.1
Career1310101.70.0101.75806004471175342917036324713.724.004.404.10.4

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 BAK A+ 14 5 53.1 3.09 133 .186 .291 .372 .453 .297 .236 85 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2006 RNG Rk 3 0 8.2 2.57 154 .154 .256 .344 .369 .262 .278 104 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2007 BAK A+ 7 1 11.0 4.66 111 .290 .279 .359 .456 .274 .371 102 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 FRI AA 34 0 52.3 3.78 122 .220 .265 .347 .411 .267 .331 104 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2007 gcr Wnt 10 0 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CIN MLB 7 0 7.3 2.94 137 .313 .270 .334 .416 .262 .391 100 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 CHT AA 10 0 17.7 4.88 105 .212 .261 .339 .393 .252 .235 111 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2008 LOU AAA 47 0 55.0 4.47 96 .217 .266 .334 .403 .265 .273 94 4.2 0.4 3.8 0.4
2009 CIN MLB 70 0 61.7 4.76 91 .263 .260 .332 .411 .265 .310 96 0.7 0.1 1.9 0.2
2010 CIN MLB 36 0 23.0 3.55 117 .289 .257 .324 .390 .264 .354 97 2.1 0.2 2.0 0.2
2010 LOU AAA 26 1 37.7 4.43 103 .200 .269 .340 .423 .257 .291 100 2.4 0.2 2.3 0.3
2011 MIL MLB 2 0 1.7 13.91 -103 .510 .295 .352 .472 .280 .556 110 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2011 NYN MLB 16 0 8.0 3.42 113 .247 .263 .333 .413 .272 .269 94 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 LOU AAA 17 0 18.7 4.85 85 .260 .258 .326 .391 .251 .317 95 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 NAS AAA 29 0 42.7 3.63 136 .187 .281 .351 .449 .265 .252 100 12.1 1.2 11.0 1.1
2012 BUF AAA 3 0 6.0 5.80 62 .197 .259 .329 .410 .262 .133 95 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -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 RNG Rk 0 1 2 3 0 8.2 5 0 11 0 67% .278 5.5 0.0 0.0 12.1 0.61 2.20 3.2 0.3
2006 BAK A+ 4 2 1 14 5 53.1 39 12 61 0 71% .236 6.6 2.0 0.0 10.3 0.96 1.36 15.2 1.5
2007 FRI AA 5 2 0 34 0 52.3 43 20 64 3 50% .331 7.4 3.4 0.5 11.0 1.20 3.79 11.2 1.1
2007 BAK A+ 2 0 1 7 1 11.0 14 5 11 1 58% .371 11.5 4.1 0.8 9.0 1.73 3.27 2.1 0.2
2007 gcr Wnt 0 0 0 10 0 10.7 7 6 5 0 0% .241 5.9 5.0 0.0 4.2 1.21 2.52 0.0 0.0
2008 CHT AA 3 0 0 10 0 17.7 12 7 10 0 59% .235 6.1 3.6 0.0 5.1 1.07 2.54 1.8 0.2
2008 LOU AAA 4 4 6 47 0 55.0 47 10 50 4 55% .273 7.7 1.6 0.7 8.2 1.04 2.78 3.8 0.4
2008 CIN MLB 0 0 0 7 0 7.3 10 3 8 1 67% .391 12.3 3.7 1.2 9.8 1.77 7.36 1.3 0.1
2009 CIN MLB 4 4 0 70 0 61.7 63 24 44 5 52% .310 9.2 3.5 0.7 6.4 1.41 3.06 1.9 0.2
2010 LOU AAA 2 2 5 26 1 37.7 31 5 34 2 55% .291 7.4 1.2 0.5 8.1 0.95 4.30 2.3 0.3
2010 CIN MLB 1 3 0 36 0 23.0 31 6 14 2 42% .354 12.1 2.3 0.8 5.5 1.61 3.91 2.0 0.2
2011 LOU AAA 0 4 1 17 0 18.7 20 7 15 1 56% .317 9.6 3.4 0.5 7.2 1.45 3.86 0.1 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 6 1 0 1 50% .556 32.4 5.4 5.4 0.0 4.20 21.60 -1.9 -0.2
2011 NYN MLB 0 1 0 16 0 8.0 7 2 5 0 58% .269 7.9 2.2 0.0 5.6 1.12 1.12 0.7 0.1
2011 NAS AAA 1 0 2 29 0 42.7 32 8 39 2 57% .252 6.8 1.7 0.4 8.2 0.94 1.48 11.0 1.1
2012 BUF AAA 0 0 1 3 0 6.0 3 3 5 1 62% .133 4.5 4.5 1.5 7.5 1.00 1.50 -0.7 -0.1

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 125 0.5040 0.5120 0.7344 0.6825 0.3387 0.8605 0.4762 0.2656
2009 989 0.4843 0.4328 0.8037 0.5553 0.3176 0.8947 0.6543 0.1963
2010 398 0.4874 0.3869 0.8182 0.5309 0.2500 0.8544 0.7451 0.1818
2011 145 0.4966 0.4690 0.8382 0.5833 0.3562 0.9286 0.6923 0.1618
Career16570.48760.43090.8050.56150.30630.88540.6660.195

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-13 2012-09-06 Minors 146 135 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Surgical Date Is Estimated 2012-04-19 -
2012-03-06 2012-03-12 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CIN $
2013 CIN $
2012 CIN $
2010 CIN $412,500
2009 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$812,500
2 yrTotal$812,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 148 d2012

Details
  • 2012. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 1/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Cincinnati 5/23/11. DFA by Milwaukee 6/18/11 (optioned 6/20/11). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Milwaukee 9/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/21/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 6/3/08.
  • Drafted 2006 (45-1,345) (New Mexico).

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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
9.14.13.65.95.93.728.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
2 87 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
3 87 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
4 86 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
5 85 Jeremy Accardo 2011 5.73
6 84 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
7 84 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
8 84 Darren O'Day 2012 2.28
9 84 Cory Wade 2012 6.69
10 83 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
11 82 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
12 82 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
13 81 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
14 81 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
15 81 Sean Burnett 2012 2.54
16 81 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
17 80 Leo Rosales 2010 6.61
18 80 Jesse Carlson 2010 4.61
19 80 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
20 79 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
21 79 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
22 79 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
23 78 Brandon League 2012 3.38
24 78 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
25 78 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
26 77 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
27 77 Gary Majewski 2009 0.00 DNP
28 77 Wilton Lopez 2013 4.18
29 77 Luke Gregerson 2013 3.26
30 77 Manny Delcarmen 2011 0.00 DNP
31 77 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
32 77 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
33 77 Matt Guerrier 2008 5.42
34 77 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
35 77 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
36 76 Esmerling Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP
37 76 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
38 76 Tony Pena 2011 6.64
39 76 Alfredo Aceves 2012 5.46
40 76 Bill Dailey 1964 9.39
41 76 Blaine Boyer 2011 10.80
42 75 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
43 75 Aaron Heilman 2008 5.68
44 75 Peter Moylan 2008 1.59
45 75 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
46 75 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
47 75 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
48 75 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
49 75 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
50 74 Jason Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
51 74 Duaner Sanchez 2009 9.00
52 74 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
53 74 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
54 74 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
55 74 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
56 74 Mariano Rivera 1999 1.96
57 74 Jose Arredondo 2013 0.00 DNP
58 74 John Franco 1990 2.93
59 74 Kyle McClellan 2013 7.71
60 73 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
61 73 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
62 73 Sean Green 2008 5.35
63 73 Brian Wilson 2011 3.27
64 73 Mike Henneman 1991 3.09
65 73 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
66 73 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
67 73 John Axford 2012 5.45
68 73 Brandon Lyon 2009 2.97
69 73 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
70 73 Jesse Crain 2011 2.89
71 73 Dave Righetti 1988 3.62
72 72 Eddie Watt 1970 3.25
73 72 Bob Lee 1967 5.34
74 72 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
75 72 Jeff Bennett 2009 5.21
76 72 Sean Marshall 2012 2.66
77 72 Mariano Gomez 2012 0.00 DNP
78 72 Joe Black 1953 5.70
79 72 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
80 72 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
81 72 Bobby Jenks 2010 4.78
82 72 Derek Lowe 2002 2.66
83 72 Matt Albers 2012 3.13
84 72 Scot Shields 2005 3.24
85 72 Tim Burke 1988 4.06
86 72 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
87 71 Brian Bruney 2011 6.86
88 71 Levale Speigner 2010 0.00 DNP
89 71 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
90 71 Jensen Lewis 2013 0.00 DNP
91 71 Ramon Ramirez 2011 3.15
92 71 Danny Graves 2003 5.70
93 71 Juan Rincon 2008 6.34
94 71 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
95 71 Justin Duchscherer 2007 4.96
96 71 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
97 71 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
98 71 Todd Coffey 2010 5.92
99 71 Joe Smith 2013 2.43
100 71 Rob Murphy 1989 3.34

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 The little engine that could, Herrera is a miniature left-on-left groundball machine who was the player to be named later in the K-Rod trade. He's fun because he's small, he's fun because he got to the big leagues as a 45th-round draft pick, and he's fun because he throws a screwball, but his value is solely as a LOOGY, and the Mets already have one in Byrdak. It's not that he struggles against right-handers, it's that he turns them into MVP-level players with a career mark of .364/.417/.543 against him. That will never change, but he does have a skill that is of big-league value.
2011 For the second season in a row, Herrera faced more righties than lefties, which seems like managerial malpractice in light of the fact that he isnít about to wake up one of these days and discover that heís not a LOOGY. The diminutive southpaw pitched almost exactly as well as he had in 2009, but his BABIP went against him in his second go-around, and the return of Bill Bray rendered his services inessential. The perils of being 5-foot-6, a screwballer with a low-80s fastball and suitable for duty only against same-handed batters will continue to impair Herreraís efforts to secure a roster spot, but a skipper who puts him in a position to succeed would be rewarded with serviceable relief.
2010 The throw-in in the Josh Hamilton/Edinson Volquez trade, tiny Texas lefty Herrera spent all of 2009 in the Reds bullpen as a second LOOGY behind Arthur Rhodes. As one might expect from a small lefty with a low three-quarters delivery, a fastball in the mid-80s, and a breaking ball in the mid-60s, Herrera gets the job done against lefties (.183/.254/.266), but is murdered by right-handers (.361/.423/.529). Thereís little hope of that split improving, which means itís on the manager to reduce his exposure to right-handers, who actually had more at-bats against him than lefties in 2009.
2009 A mighty mite with a mid-80s fastball, Daniel Herrera was part of the booty brought in by the Josh Hamilton trade with the Rangers. Despite being the sort of fellow who makes AL MVP Dustin Pedroia look big, Herrera cut a swath through the minors with that two-seam fastball, a screwball that comes at the batter in the 60 mph range, and a whole lotta moxie. Since the bullpen's primary lefties are both injury-prone, Herrera stands a good chance at some time in The Show.
2008 Shipped to Cincy in the Josh Hamilton deal, lefty Daniel Herrera is one of the smallest pitchers around at 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds. He has LOOGY potential

BP Articles

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
BP Unfiltered: A New ScrewballerMike Fast2011-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dealing and DecapitatingChristina Kahrl2010-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?Christina Kahrl2010-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Grab BagChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Enerio Del Rosario and Daniel Ray Herrera ... effective mid-innings relief combo or young serial killers on the rise?
(Hokieball from Washington, DC)
Maybe they'll split the difference and kill opposing lineups. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Daniel Herrera threw 1,690 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Sinker (82mph), Screwball (67mph) and Slider (74mph), also mixing in a Cutter (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (83mph).