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Portrait of Pedro Viola

Pedro Viola PAthletics

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.0 4.46 1.47 33 2 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date6-29-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.22010
-0.22011
2012
2013
-0.12014
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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 26 9 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 7 4 4 2 13 3 3 0 5 5.14 6.63 7.43 -1.4 -0.1
2010 BAL 27 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 3 13.50 10.55 21.65 -1.5 -0.2
2011 BAL 28 4 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 6 4 4 3 16 2 2 0 4 9.82 13.15 10.88 -1.6 -0.2
Career15012.00.012.000000056141010633660127.509.069.98-4.5-0.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 DDS Rk 15 12 61.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 DYT A 22 0 43.3 3.87 108 .219 .261 .332 .383 .263 .250 98 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2007 SAR A+ 10 0 20.0 2.42 148 .177 .261 .329 .384 .254 .298 103 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2007 CHT AA 14 0 19.0 4.32 105 .207 .261 .336 .398 .265 .196 101 2.1 0.2 1.9 0.1
2007 gcr Wnt 8 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CHT AA 52 7 82.3 5.06 98 .256 .269 .345 .406 .256 .345 107 11.1 1.1 10.1 1.1
2008 PEJ Wnt 8 8 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 CIN MLB 9 0 7.0 7.43 38 .274 .261 .332 .403 .257 .250 101 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2009 LOU AAA 54 0 49.3 6.57 66 .263 .263 .334 .400 .249 .308 114 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2009 GIG Wnt 10 1 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .071 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 BAL MLB 2 0 1.3 21.65 -256 .331 .237 .324 .441 .264 .000 106 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2010 BOW AA 23 10 62.7 3.93 115 .233 .258 .328 .386 .255 .335 102 15.0 1.5 15.0 1.5
2010 LOU AAA 1 0 1.0 1.97 156 .019 .303 .396 .518 .297 .000 99 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 NOR AAA 11 0 8.7 6.41 54 .406 .258 .328 .400 .254 .514 98 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 GIG Wnt 2 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .571 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 4 0 3.7 10.88 -34 .449 .270 .334 .446 .272 .273 104 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2011 BOW AA 40 0 39.7 3.16 117 .214 .252 .323 .382 .267 .247 82 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2011 GIG Wnt 22 0 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .216 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BOW AA 25 0 32.3 3.00 131 .215 .262 .325 .392 .260 .303 99 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2012 NOR AAA 11 0 15.0 8.91 -13 .312 .260 .319 .380 .248 .286 95 -6.0 -0.6 -6.0 -0.6
2012 GIG Wnt 15 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 STO A+ 4 0 6.0 1.11 178 .122 .269 .341 .412 .273 .333 95 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2013 MID AA 12 0 17.7 2.30 152 .212 .266 .326 .404 .270 .333 110 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2013 SAC AAA 7 0 6.7 2.11 158 .357 .293 .354 .455 .273 .519 101 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3

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 DDS Rk 3 5 0 15 12 61.2 50 20 77 0 0% .314 7.4 2.9 0.0 11.3 1.14 2.06 0.0 0.0
2007 SAR A+ 0 1 2 10 0 20.0 14 7 28 0 38% .298 6.3 3.1 0.0 12.6 1.05 0.90 7.2 0.7
2007 DYT A 3 1 2 22 0 43.3 29 17 49 3 45% .250 6.0 3.5 0.6 10.2 1.06 1.87 5.4 0.5
2007 CHT AA 0 0 2 14 0 19.0 12 6 17 2 49% .196 5.7 2.8 0.9 8.1 0.95 0.95 1.9 0.1
2007 gcr Wnt 0 0 0 8 0 7.3 15 2 7 1 0% .500 18.5 2.5 1.2 8.6 2.33 13.56 0.0 0.0
2008 CHT AA 4 7 2 52 7 82.3 88 36 84 6 49% .345 9.6 3.9 0.7 9.2 1.51 4.48 10.1 1.1
2008 PEJ Wnt 2 2 0 8 8 26.3 36 8 25 9 0% .338 12.3 2.7 3.1 8.6 1.67 8.21 0.0 0.0
2009 LOU AAA 2 2 8 54 0 49.3 48 33 57 7 43% .308 8.8 6.0 1.3 10.4 1.64 5.48 -2.4 -0.2
2009 CIN MLB 0 0 0 9 0 7.0 7 3 5 2 41% .250 9.0 3.9 2.6 6.4 1.43 5.14 -1.4 -0.1
2009 GIG Wnt 1 1 0 10 1 11.0 4 4 7 2 0% .071 3.3 3.3 1.6 5.7 0.73 3.27 0.0 0.0
2010 BOW AA 3 4 0 23 10 62.7 61 19 64 2 39% .335 8.8 2.7 0.3 9.2 1.28 3.59 15.0 1.5
2010 LOU AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2010 NOR AAA 0 2 0 11 0 8.7 19 10 8 1 36% .514 19.7 10.3 1.0 8.3 3.33 17.59 -1.7 -0.2
2010 BAL MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 1 1 3 1 0% .000 6.8 6.8 6.8 20.2 1.50 13.50 -1.5 -0.2
2010 GIG Wnt 0 1 0 2 1 1.0 4 2 1 0 0% .571 36.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 6.00 27.00 0.0 0.0
2011 GIG Wnt 1 1 0 22 0 13.7 9 13 13 1 0% .216 5.9 8.6 0.7 8.6 1.61 3.29 0.0 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 6 2 4 3 29% .273 14.7 4.9 7.4 9.8 2.18 9.82 -1.6 -0.2
2011 BOW AA 3 2 4 40 0 39.7 26 13 40 2 37% .247 5.9 2.9 0.5 9.1 0.98 2.04 5.8 0.6
2012 NOR AAA 0 0 0 11 0 15.0 14 15 17 4 33% .286 8.4 9.0 2.4 10.2 1.93 7.80 -6.0 -0.6
2012 BOW AA 0 2 4 25 0 32.3 23 8 50 3 32% .303 6.4 2.2 0.8 13.9 0.96 3.34 7.7 0.8
2012 GIG Wnt 1 1 0 15 0 11.3 12 4 12 2 0% .312 9.5 3.2 1.6 9.5 1.41 6.35 0.0 0.0
2013 STO A+ 2 0 1 4 0 6.0 3 1 12 0 33% .333 4.5 1.5 0.0 18.0 0.67 1.50 3.1 0.3
2013 SAC AAA 1 0 0 7 0 6.7 14 4 6 0 52% .519 18.9 5.4 0.0 8.1 2.70 4.05 3.3 0.3
2013 MID AA 2 1 0 12 0 17.7 15 5 25 1 35% .333 7.6 2.5 0.5 12.7 1.13 5.60 5.9 0.6

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 109 0.4954 0.4404 0.9167 0.5926 0.2909 0.9688 0.8125 0.0833
2010 28 0.4643 0.4643 0.5385 0.6923 0.2667 0.5556 0.5000 0.4615
2011 97 0.5155 0.4742 0.7826 0.6600 0.2766 0.8788 0.5385 0.2174
Career2340.50.45730.81590.63250.28210.8820.66150.1841

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 84 d2012

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed 3/11. DFA by Baltimore 12/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/5/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10. DFA 4/11/10. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Cincinnati 4/21/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 9/2/09.
  • Signed 2005 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $1,000 signing bonus (originally signed by San Francisco for $20,000, but deal was voided when Viola was discovered to be two years older).

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 2.6 1.5 1.6 37 3 50.9 40 20 50 5 .261 1.18 3.17 3.44 7.4 0.8
80o 2.2 1.3 1.4 32 2 44.8 38 19 44 5 .276 1.27 3.59 3.91 3.9 0.4
70o 2 1.2 1.2 29 2 40.6 36 18 40 5 .287 1.35 3.91 4.25 1.9 0.2
60o 1.8 1.1 1.1 27 2 37.1 35 18 36 4 .296 1.41 4.18 4.55 0.4 0.0
50o 1.6 1 0.9 24 2 33.9 33 17 33 4 .305 1.47 4.44 4.83 -0.7 -0.1
40o 1.4 0.9 0.8 22 2 30.8 31 16 30 4 .313 1.53 4.71 5.12 -1.7 -0.2
30o 1.2 0.8 0.7 20 1 27.6 29 15 27 4 .323 1.60 5.00 5.43 -2.5 -0.3
20o 1 0.7 0.6 17 1 23.9 27 13 23 3 .334 1.68 5.35 5.81 -3.2 -0.3
10o 0.8 0.5 0.4 14 1 18.9 23 11 19 3 .349 1.80 5.84 6.35 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.510.924233.23216324.3021.454.404.79-0.6-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 10% 1% 2% 12%

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
20153242256380783881940.3071.454.314.688.84.39.11.00.2
201633422583828038811040.3021.434.274.648.74.28.91.10.3
201734422573807736781040.3001.414.184.548.64.08.71.10.4
20183532252374723372940.3021.424.194.568.84.08.81.10.3
20193632249370683167840.3021.414.214.588.74.08.61.00.3
20203732247367653064840.3021.424.194.568.74.08.61.10.3
20213832246366642961840.3011.424.194.558.84.08.41.10.3
20223932245364632859740.3011.414.204.568.83.98.31.00.3
20234032247366652960840.2991.424.204.568.83.98.11.10.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.9out of baseball2.30.201.53.4

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38 72 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
39 72 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
40 71 Kei Igawa 2011 0.00 DNP
41 71 Seth Etherton 2008 0.00 DNP
42 71 Roberto Giron 2007 0.00 DNP
43 71 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
44 71 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
45 71 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
46 70 Cedrick Bowers 2009 0.00 DNP
47 70 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
48 70 Randy Williams 2007 0.00 DNP
49 70 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
50 70 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
51 70 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
52 70 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
53 70 Brandon Emanuel 2007 0.00 DNP
54 69 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
55 69 J.B. Miadich 2007 0.00 DNP
56 69 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
57 69 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
58 69 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
59 69 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
60 69 Scott Dohmann 2009 0.00 DNP
61 69 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
62 69 Matt Kinney 2008 0.00 DNP
63 68 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
64 68 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
65 68 David Elder 2007 0.00 DNP
66 68 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
67 68 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
68 68 Mike Gallo 2008 0.00 DNP
69 67 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
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71 67 Gary Glover 2008 5.47
72 67 John Henry Johnson 1988 0.00 DNP
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74 67 Chris Rojas 2008 0.00 DNP
75 67 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
76 67 Joe Beckwith 1986 7.85
77 67 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
78 67 Kris Wilson 2008 0.00 DNP
79 67 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
80 67 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP
81 66 Alfredo Simon 2012 3.25
82 66 Todd Van Poppel 2003 5.96
83 66 Giancarlo Alvarado 2009 0.00 DNP
84 66 Dom Zanni 1963 4.94
85 66 Matt Mantei 2005 6.49
86 66 De Wayne Buice 1989 6.35
87 66 Jake Robbins 2007 0.00 DNP
88 66 Jim Gott 1991 3.32
89 66 Paul Assenmacher 1992 4.24
90 66 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
91 66 Justin Miller 2009 3.18
92 66 Colter Bean 2008 0.00 DNP
93 66 Shawn Camp 2007 7.88
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95 66 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
96 66 Doug Bair 1981 5.60
97 66 Alejandro Pena 1990 3.67
98 65 Eddie Guardado 2002 2.93
99 65 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
100 65 Ben Wade 1954 8.39

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 While spending almost his entire season at Double-A Bowie for the second year in a row (this time exclusively in relief), Viola had two very short stints with the big boys in 2011. While he's old enough to be a non-prospect, Viola has put up good numbers at Double-A and is worth watching to see if his 93-mph fastball and average slider will play at the upper levels. His command is a bit lacking, but it's not inconceivable that he finds some success in low leverage innings.
2011 The Orioles claimed lefty Pedro Viola off waivers last April and sent him to Norfolk, where he was again treated roughly due to vanishing controlóa disease that apparently afflicts Viola whenever heís promoted to Triple-A. His solid strikeout rate may earn him another chance.
2010 A lanky lefty who was signed as an outfielder by the Giants prior to 2006, only to be dropped when it was discovered he had used a cousinís birth certificate to appear younger than his actual 22 years at the time, Viola was quickly snatched up by the Reds and converted to pitching. After an aborted conversion to starting, Viola made his Triple-A debut last year as a reliever, but struggled, largely due to a huge spike in his walk rate. Things went better in his September cup of coffee in the Show, where he held lefties to just one hit in 13 at-bats. He has potential as a LOOGY, but thatís probably his limit.
2009 Pedro Viola took a step backward in his mad dash up the minor league ladder, regressing a bit in his second shot at Double-A.
2008 Pedro Viola is a late-blooming lefty out of the Dominican Republic. He was old for his levels last year, but he tore through them like man who knew the clock was ticking.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The A's and Building a Bullpen By AttritionSam Miller2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Down Goes DoumitBen Lindbergh2011-06-02
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles, Red SoxChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: An AL QuartetChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Captive, O Captive!Christina Kahrl2010-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-06


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Pedro Viola threw 234 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2011, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (80mph). He also rarely threw a Change (88mph).