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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
65.0 4.26 1.36 45 2 1 0 0.5
Birth Date4-3-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
0.12011
-0.02012
2013
0.52014
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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
2010 MIL 25 17 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 84 15 7 7 2 25 7 7 0 21 3.00 3.34 3.61 3.7 0.4
2011 MIL 26 9 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 59 15 5 4 1 20 3 3 1 10 2.63 3.36 4.09 1.1 0.1
2012 MIL 27 9 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 20 11 10 1 28 5 5 3 4 6.43 5.21 6.10 -0.8 -0.0
Career35048.70.048.750020021250232147315154353.883.884.514.00.5

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
2010 MIL MLB 17 0 21.0 3.61 116 .217 .262 .326 .406 .270 .241 98 3.0 0.3 3.7 0.4
2011 MIL MLB 9 0 13.7 4.09 103 .254 .246 .312 .376 .255 .318 101 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 NAS AAA 38 0 58.7 4.02 130 .244 .286 .355 .451 .267 .316 101 14.8 1.4 14.4 1.5
2012 MIL MLB 9 0 14.0 6.10 74 .303 .255 .313 .404 .251 .339 112 -0.9 -0.1 -0.8 -0.0
2012 NAS AAA 33 0 43.0 5.04 99 .248 .278 .345 .425 .272 .284 95 2.2 0.2 2.4 0.3
2013 CSP AAA 45 0 71.7 4.86 112 .255 .277 .348 .429 .273 .329 112 10.1 1.0 8.7 0.8
2014 TUL AA 1 1 7.0 6.07 70 .270 .252 .317 .380 .254 .304 107 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 CSP AAA 17 8 62.7 7.03 66 .333 .277 .338 .435 .267 .378 105 -5.7 -0.6 -6.3 -0.7

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
2010 MIL MLB 2 0 0 17 0 21.0 15 7 21 2 46% .241 6.4 3.0 0.9 9.0 1.05 3.00 3.7 0.4
2011 MIL MLB 3 0 0 9 0 13.7 15 3 10 1 49% .318 9.9 2.0 0.7 6.6 1.32 2.63 1.1 0.1
2011 NAS AAA 5 6 8 38 0 58.7 61 19 48 2 54% .316 9.4 2.9 0.3 7.4 1.36 3.53 14.4 1.5
2012 MIL MLB 0 0 0 9 0 14.0 20 5 4 1 54% .339 12.9 3.2 0.6 2.6 1.79 6.43 -0.8 -0.0
2012 NAS AAA 4 3 5 33 0 43.0 40 18 27 2 54% .284 8.4 3.8 0.4 5.7 1.35 4.19 2.4 0.3
2013 CSP AAA 7 8 3 45 0 71.7 77 35 59 2 46% .329 9.7 4.4 0.3 7.4 1.56 4.02 8.7 0.8
2014 CSP AAA 2 6 1 17 8 62.7 101 18 37 14 44% .378 14.5 2.6 2.0 5.3 1.90 7.04 -6.3 -0.7
2014 TUL AA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 8 0 4 1 50% .304 10.3 0.0 1.3 5.1 1.14 5.14 -0.6 -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
2010 316 0.4494 0.3924 0.8145 0.5563 0.2586 0.8734 0.7111 0.1855
2011 219 0.5479 0.4475 0.8571 0.6083 0.2525 0.8904 0.7600 0.1429
2012 230 0.4565 0.4261 0.8980 0.6381 0.2480 0.9403 0.8065 0.1020
Career7650.47970.41830.85180.59580.25370.89840.75380.1482

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-13 2010-06-22 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-05-10 2008-05-23 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 130 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/20/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 8/25/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 8/12/10.
  • Drafted 2006 (10-301) (Seminole CC). $60,000 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 2.9 1.3 0.7 55 0 84.0 70 23 58 6 .273 1.10 3.16 3.43 15.7 1.6
80o 2.6 1.1 0.6 50 0 77.3 69 23 53 6 .288 1.18 3.53 3.84 10.9 1.1
70o 2.4 1 0.5 47 0 72.6 68 22 50 6 .299 1.25 3.80 4.13 7.9 0.8
60o 2.3 0.9 0.5 45 0 68.7 67 22 47 5 .308 1.30 4.04 4.39 5.5 0.6
50o 2.1 0.8 0.4 42 0 65.1 66 22 45 5 .317 1.36 4.26 4.63 3.5 0.4
40o 2 0.7 0.4 40 0 61.6 65 22 42 5 .326 1.41 4.49 4.88 1.6 0.2
30o 1.8 0.7 0.4 38 0 57.9 64 21 40 5 .335 1.47 4.73 5.15 -0.2 -0.0
20o 1.7 0.6 0.3 35 0 53.7 62 21 37 5 .346 1.54 5.03 5.46 -2.0 -0.2
10o 1.5 0.5 0.3 31 0 48.0 59 20 33 5 .362 1.64 5.44 5.92 -4.1 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.10.80.442064.56521445.3151.344.234.63.70.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 12% 6% 8% 18%

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
20153021038058591941451.3201.344.144.509.12.96.30.60.3
20163121033051511637451.3201.324.024.379.12.86.60.70.3
20173221035054531637451.3121.293.874.208.92.76.20.70.5
20183321031048491533451.3201.344.174.549.32.86.20.80.2
20193411029044461330451.3231.354.324.699.52.76.20.80.1
20203511027041431229451.3211.334.234.609.42.66.30.90.2
20213611026039411128451.3221.324.184.559.42.56.40.90.2
20223710024037391025351.3231.324.254.629.52.46.10.70.1
20233810023036381025351.3241.354.334.719.62.56.30.80.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.22.72.40.20.50.29

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Erick Threets 2011 0.00 DNP
2 83 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
3 82 Mariano Gomez 2012 0.00 DNP
4 81 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
5 81 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
6 81 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
7 81 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
8 79 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
9 79 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
10 79 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
11 77 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
12 76 Scott Rice 2011 0.00 DNP
13 76 Justin Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
14 76 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
15 76 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
16 76 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
17 76 Frankie De La Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
18 75 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
19 75 Zach Kroenke 2013 0.00 DNP
20 75 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
21 75 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
22 75 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
23 74 Cory Wade 2012 6.69
24 74 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
25 74 Levale Speigner 2010 0.00 DNP
26 74 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
27 74 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
28 74 Sean Green 2008 5.35
29 74 Steve Schmoll 2009 0.00 DNP
30 74 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
31 73 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
32 73 Jeremy Accardo 2011 5.73
33 73 Gabe DeHoyos 2009 0.00 DNP
34 73 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
35 73 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
36 72 Preston Larrison 2010 0.00 DNP
37 72 Darren O'Day 2012 2.28
38 72 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
39 72 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
40 72 Jason Urquidez 2012 0.00 DNP
41 71 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
42 71 Willie Collazo 2009 0.00 DNP
43 71 Sean Burnett 2012 2.54
44 71 Justin Thomas 2013 0.00 DNP
45 71 Leo Rosales 2010 6.61
46 71 Mark Worrell 2012 0.00 DNP
47 71 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
48 71 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
49 70 Esmerling Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP
50 70 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
51 70 John Axford 2012 5.45
52 70 Alfredo Aceves 2012 5.46
53 70 Scott Munter 2009 0.00 DNP
54 70 Shane Loux 2009 6.48
55 70 Samuel Deduno 2013 4.00
56 70 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
57 70 Bobby Korecky 2009 13.50
58 70 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
59 70 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
60 70 Sean White 2010 5.24
61 70 Luis Mendoza 2013 5.74
62 69 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
63 69 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
64 69 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
65 69 Jordan De Jong 2008 0.00 DNP
66 69 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
67 69 Philip Barzilla 2008 0.00 DNP
68 69 Derrick Loop 2013 0.00 DNP
69 69 Justin James 2011 0.00 DNP
70 69 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
71 68 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
72 68 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
73 68 Eric Hull 2009 0.00 DNP
74 68 Stephen Marek 2013 0.00 DNP
75 68 Mark McLemore 2010 0.00 DNP
76 68 Geno Espineli 2012 0.00 DNP
77 68 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
78 68 Shane Youman 2009 0.00 DNP
79 67 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
80 67 Brandon League 2012 3.38
81 67 Rich Rundles 2010 0.00 DNP
82 67 Jason Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
83 67 Manny Delcarmen 2011 0.00 DNP
84 67 John Franco 1990 2.93
85 67 Josh Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP
86 67 Joe Bateman 2009 0.00 DNP
87 67 Jesse Carlson 2010 4.61
88 67 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
89 67 Rosman Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
90 67 Carlos Torres 2012 5.26
91 67 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
92 66 Aaron Heilman 2008 5.68
93 66 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
94 66 Jorge Campillo 2008 4.20
95 66 Gary Majewski 2009 0.00 DNP
96 66 Joe Smith 2013 2.43
97 66 Bill Dailey 1964 9.39
98 66 Mike Henneman 1991 3.09
99 66 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
100 66 Luke Gregerson 2013 3.26

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 After two years of relative success, Mike McClendon’s annual sinkerball clinic didn’t go so well in Milwaukee last year, but the big righty is a handy guy to stash in Triple-A should an unforeseen bullpen emergency arise.
2012 McClendon now has a sparking 2.86 career ERA and 3.35 career FIP, but the eyeball test would suggest that the large righty will see these numbers inflate with time. He should remain effective at getting righties to beat his sinkers and sliders into the ground, but there's really little to explain his .200 career batting average against southpaws other than luck. As the .209 BABIP he's allowed to lefties normalizes, other four-letter words are likely to come to mind as he struggles to keep a roster spot.
2011 McClendon came out of nowhere to throw 21 solid innings in the Milwaukee pen, relying on an upper-80s sinker, slider, and changeup to keep hitters off-balance and induce ground balls. Like Loe, McClendon experienced a sudden increase in his strikeout rate; unlike Loe, he allowed too much contact for it to last. He’ll get a long look this spring, but McClendon seems destined to bounce back and forth between the Milwaukee and Nashville bullpens for the next few years—not bad work if you can get it.

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  Title Author Date
Transaction Analysis: Roy Oswalt Finds His ContenderR.J. Anderson2012-06-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Big GambleJay Jaffe2011-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Milwaukee BrewersCorey Dawkins2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Milwaukee BrewersMarc Normandin2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Mike McClendon threw 894 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Slider (78mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (89mph). He also rarely threw a Change (78mph).