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Portrait of Francisley Bueno

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.0 4.26 1.31 24 2 1 0 0.0
Birth Date3-5-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.22012
0.12013
-0.32014
2015
0.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2008 ATL MLB 1 0 2.3 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 .273 97 19.3 3.9 3.9 3.9 9% .400 .385 2.57 9.11 7.71 117 6.03 -0.0
2012 KCA MLB 18 0 17.3 1 1 0 16 2 7 0 .253 103 8.3 1.0 0.0 3.6 59% .271 .195 1.04 2.76 1.56 103 3.65 0.2
2013 KCA MLB 7 0 8.3 1 0 0 4 2 5 0 .278 100 4.3 2.2 0.0 5.4 58% .167 .167 0.72 2.60 0.00 101 3.79 0.1
2014 KCA MLB 30 0 32.3 0 0 0 36 7 20 3 .261 104 10.0 1.9 0.8 5.6 46% .297 .279 1.33 3.87 4.18 107 5.23 -0.3
CareerMLB56060.32106112334.2621039.11.80.64.950%.279.2481.213.582.981064.610.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2001 Ind cub 29 3 58.0 6 5 2 67 20 40 4 .000 10.4 3.1 0.6 6.2 0% .330 .000 1.50 4.02 4.81 0 0.00
2002 Ind cub 20 11 70.7 1 6 0 81 28 43 1 .000 10.3 3.6 0.1 5.5 0% .329 .000 1.54 3.66 4.46 0 0.00
2003 Ind cub 11 11 57.7 5 2 0 45 29 31 1 .000 7.0 4.5 0.2 4.8 0% .249 .000 1.28 4.30 2.96 0 0.00
2004 Ind cub 16 16 97.7 9 3 0 85 24 63 9 .000 7.8 2.2 0.8 5.8 0% .262 .000 1.12 3.82 2.12 0 0.00
2006 MIS AA 17 14 80.2 1 7 0 77 19 84 10 .000 8.6 2.1 1.1 9.4 0% .305 .000 1.20 3.28 3.59 0 0.00
2007 MIS AA 22 19 112.7 4 6 0 132 26 77 8 .263 91 10.5 2.1 0.6 6.1 45% .330 .277 1.40 3.72 3.67 0 0.00
2007 GWN AAA 3 3 19.3 1 0 0 19 3 19 3 .000 8.9 1.4 1.4 8.9 0% .286 .000 1.14 3.70 2.80 0 0.00
2007 GIG Wnt 9 7 34.7 2 0 0 27 13 16 3 .000 7.0 3.4 0.8 4.1 0% .216 .000 1.15 4.45 3.11 0 0.00
2007 GIG Wnt 2 2 10.3 1 0 0 8 3 3 2 .000 7.0 2.6 1.7 2.6 0% .176 .000 1.07 5.85 2.62 0 0.00
2008 ATL MLB 1 0 2.3 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 .273 97 19.3 3.9 3.9 3.9 9% .400 .385 2.57 9.11 7.71 0 0.00
2008 GWN AAA 19 14 84.3 2 6 0 100 29 59 8 .000 10.7 3.1 0.9 6.3 0% .333 .000 1.53 4.26 5.23 0 0.00
2009 GWN AAA 33 5 54.7 4 1 1 47 21 33 1 .250 106 7.7 3.5 0.2 5.4 45% .269 .215 1.24 3.55 3.13 0 0.00
2009 MAY Wnt 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 6 5 8 1 .000 6.8 5.6 1.1 9.0 0% .227 .000 1.38 4.91 3.38 0 0.00
2010 MCD mex 9 8 43.3 4 2 0 51 11 37 3 .000 10.6 2.3 0.6 7.7 0% .358 .000 1.43 3.56 4.36 0 0.00
2010 EST Wnt 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 .000 15.7 0.0 0.0 11.7 0% .500 .000 1.74 0.48 3.91 0 0.00
2011 LIC Wnt 11 7 42.7 4 2 0 28 11 28 1 .000 5.9 2.3 0.2 5.9 0% .211 .000 0.91 2.80 1.90 0 0.00
2012 KCA MLB 18 0 17.3 1 1 0 16 2 7 0 .253 103 8.3 1.0 0.0 3.6 59% .271 .195 1.04 2.76 1.56 0 0.00
2012 OMA AAA 35 0 55.7 1 4 6 43 15 54 5 .267 100 7.0 2.4 0.8 8.7 50% .253 .229 1.04 3.86 2.75 0 0.00
2012 LIC Wnt 2 2 6.3 0 0 0 4 2 5 1 .000 5.7 2.8 1.4 7.1 0% .176 .000 0.95 4.52 2.84 0 0.00
2013 KCA MLB 7 0 8.3 1 0 0 4 2 5 0 .278 100 4.3 2.2 0.0 5.4 58% .167 .167 0.72 2.60 0.00 0 0.00
2013 OMA AAA 36 1 67.7 3 3 1 64 24 56 5 .270 98 8.5 3.2 0.7 7.4 47% .296 .243 1.30 3.98 2.66 0 0.00
2014 KCA MLB 30 0 32.3 0 0 0 36 7 20 3 .261 104 10.0 1.9 0.8 5.6 46% .297 .279 1.33 3.87 4.18 0 0.00
2014 OMA AAA 9 3 14.7 0 2 0 14 4 17 1 .275 94 8.6 2.5 0.6 10.4 56% .325 .273 1.23 3.49 5.52 0 0.00
2015 MTR AAA 5 5 27.7 3 1 0 30 8 20 2 .000 9.8 2.6 0.7 6.5 0% .318 .000 1.37 3.99 4.55 0 0.00
2016 QUI AAA 10 10 52.0 7 1 0 53 9 35 4 .000 9.2 1.6 0.7 6.1 0% .316 .000 1.19 3.71 2.08 0 0.00

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 51 0.4706 0.4118 0.8571 0.6250 0.2222 0.9333 0.6667 0.1429
2012 213 0.5822 0.4836 0.8932 0.6371 0.2697 0.9367 0.7500 0.1068
2013 95 0.4421 0.4211 0.7500 0.7381 0.1698 0.8387 0.4444 0.2500
2014 477 0.5052 0.4843 0.7965 0.6515 0.3136 0.8917 0.5946 0.2035
Career8360.51550.47250.81960.65610.28050.89970.62150.1804

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-07 2014-06-01 15-DL 55 50 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2013-02-24 2013-02-25 Camp 1 0 - Wrist Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-08-07 2009-08-22 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-06-21 2009-07-24 Minors 33 0 Right Trunk Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2006-08-16 2006-09-04 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-06-18 2006-06-29 Minors 11 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-29 2006-06-04 Minors 36 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $
2014 KCA $504,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$504,500
1 yrTotal$504,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 111 dKinzer Sports1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Chicago Cubs 1/14/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14. Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$492,650 (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13. DFA by Kansas City 6/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/5/13. Contract selected by Kansas City 8/8/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 6/23/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed for 2011 with Monterrey of Mexican Summer League.
  • 1 year (2010). Released by Atlanta 4/10. Signed for 2010 with Hanwha of Korea.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Atlanta 8/3/08.
  • Signed by Atlanta 2/16/06 as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2 0.9 0.4 37 0 52.8 42 13 35 5 .242 1.05 3.07 3.34 8.3 0.9
80o 1.7 0.7 0.4 33 0 46.5 40 12 31 4 .256 1.14 3.44 3.74 5.3 0.6
70o 1.5 0.6 0.3 30 0 42.1 39 12 28 4 .267 1.20 3.72 4.04 3.4 0.4
60o 1.4 0.6 0.3 27 0 38.5 37 11 26 4 .276 1.26 3.95 4.3 2.0 0.2
50o 1.3 0.5 0.2 25 0 35.1 35 11 24 4 .284 1.31 4.18 4.54 1.0 0.1
40o 1.1 0.4 0.2 23 0 31.9 33 10 21 4 .293 1.37 4.41 4.79 0.0 0.0
30o 1 0.4 0.2 20 0 28.5 31 10 19 3 .302 1.43 4.66 5.06 -0.8 -0.1
20o 0.8 0.3 0.2 17 0 24.6 28 9 16 3 .312 1.50 4.95 5.38 -1.5 -0.2
10o 0.6 0.2 0.1 14 0 19.5 24 7 13 3 .327 1.61 5.37 5.84 -2.1 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.20.50.224034.43410234.2821.304.154.511.00.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/27/2016 12:00 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.2 0.8 0.4 37 0 52.8 42 13 35 5 .241 1.05 3.28 3.56 4.1 0.5
80o 1.9 0.7 0.4 33 0 46.5 40 12 31 4 .255 1.13 3.63 3.94 1.8 0.2
70o 1.7 0.6 0.3 30 0 42.1 39 12 28 4 .266 1.20 3.88 4.23 0.3 0.0
60o 1.5 0.5 0.3 27 0 38.5 37 11 25 4 .275 1.26 4.10 4.47 -0.7 -0.1
50o 1.4 0.4 0.2 25 0 35.1 35 11 23 4 .283 1.31 4.31 4.71 -1.5 -0.2
40o 1.2 0.4 0.2 23 0 31.9 33 10 21 4 .292 1.37 4.52 4.95 -2.2 -0.2
30o 1.1 0.3 0.2 20 0 28.5 31 10 19 3 .301 1.43 4.75 5.2 -2.7 -0.3
20o 0.9 0.3 0.1 17 0 24.6 28 9 16 3 .312 1.50 5.03 5.51 -3.2 -0.3
10o 0.7 0.2 0.1 14 0 19.5 24 7 13 3 .326 1.61 5.41 5.95 -3.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.30.40.224034.43410234.2811.304.284.68-1.4-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 25% 15% 9% 50%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173621039056591841851.2951.384.434.909.52.96.61.3-0.1
20183721040057581840751.2891.344.354.819.22.96.41.1-0.1
20193821038054571739751.2921.364.424.899.42.86.51.2-0.1
20203921037052551637751.2941.374.464.939.62.86.41.2-0.1
20214021039055581738851.2931.364.494.969.52.86.21.3-0.1
20224121038054571737851.2921.374.504.989.52.86.21.3-0.2
20234221036050541634751.2921.394.535.019.72.96.11.3-0.2
20244321033046501431751.2941.394.575.059.82.76.11.4-0.2
20254421034048521532751.2931.404.595.079.82.86.01.3-0.2

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173621040056581839751.2941.374.254.709.42.96.31.10.0
20183721043061561841651.2661.213.944.368.22.66.00.90.3
20193821033046441532551.2731.274.254.708.52.96.21.00.0
2020391002503637925451.2971.294.154.599.32.36.31.00.1
2021401001402023813351.3171.584.895.4110.53.75.91.4-0.2

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
1.9out of baseball0.2out of baseballout of baseball1.32.1

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20151.9out of baseball0.2out of baseballout of baseball1.32.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 84 Todd Williams 2006 5.68
2 84 Josh Kinney 2014 0.00 DNP
3 84 Bryan Corey 2009 0.00 DNP
4 83 Randy Choate 2011 2.55
5 81 Bobby Korecky 2015 0.00 DNP
6 81 Vladimir Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
7 81 Jason Childers 2010 0.00 DNP
8 80 Matt Miller 2007 0.00
9 79 Juan Perez 2014 0.00 DNP
10 78 Rich Hill 2015 1.55
11 77 Salomon Torres 2007 5.81
12 77 Brian Gordon 2014 0.00 DNP
13 77 Claudio Vargas 2013 0.00 DNP
14 77 D.J. Carrasco 2012 7.36
15 77 Brian Sanches 2014 0.00 DNP
16 77 Chad Paronto 2011 0.00 DNP
17 77 Tony Fiore 2007 0.00 DNP
18 76 Peter Moylan 2014 0.00 DNP
19 76 Matt Palmer 2014 0.00 DNP
20 76 Javier Lopez 2013 2.29
21 76 Scott Strickland 2011 0.00 DNP
22 76 Scott Atchison 2011 3.26
23 76 Alberto Castillo 2011 2.31
24 75 Matt Guerrier 2014 3.86
25 75 Randy Williams 2011 6.48
26 75 Paul Quantrill 2004 5.19
27 75 Matt Lindstrom 2015 0.00 DNP
28 74 Jared Fernandez 2007 0.00 DNP
29 74 Winston Abreu 2012 0.00 DNP
30 74 Steve Karsay 2007 0.00 DNP
31 74 Luis Ayala 2013 3.00
32 74 Stu Miller 1963 2.88
33 73 Stephen Randolph 2009 0.00 DNP
34 73 Mark DiFelice 2012 0.00 DNP
35 73 Ramon Hernandez 1976 3.43
36 73 Julian Tavarez 2008 6.91
37 72 Kevin Tolar 2006 0.00 DNP
38 72 Joe Borowski 2006 4.00
39 72 Dave Smith 1990 2.69
40 72 John Bale 2009 6.35
41 72 Buddy Groom 2001 3.82
42 72 Lou Pote 2007 0.00 DNP
43 72 Mike Timlin 2001 4.21
44 72 Tim Hamulack 2012 0.00 DNP
45 72 R.A. Dickey 2010 3.20
46 72 Anthony Telford 2001 15.43
47 72 Dave Giusti 1975 3.73 DNP
48 72 Joe Beimel 2012 0.00 DNP
49 72 Buddy Carlyle 2013 0.00 DNP
50 72 Chris Bootcheck 2014 0.00 DNP
51 72 Chris Sampson 2013 0.00 DNP
52 72 Gene Garber 1983 5.79
53 71 Sparky Lyle 1980 4.94
54 71 Eric Junge 2012 0.00 DNP
55 71 Mike DeJean 2006 0.00
56 71 Marty McLeary 2010 0.00 DNP
57 71 Jim Brower 2008 0.00 DNP
58 71 Brian Shouse 2004 2.44
59 71 Jeff Shaw 2002 0.00 DNP
60 71 Joe Nelson 2010 9.72
61 71 Ricardo Rincon 2005 4.82
62 71 Jim Mecir 2005 3.74
63 71 Antonio Alfonseca 2007 5.62
64 71 Brandon Duckworth 2011 0.00 DNP
65 71 Steve Kline 2008 0.00 DNP
66 71 LaTroy Hawkins 2008 4.35
67 71 Mike Henneman 1997 0.00 DNP
68 71 Brandon Lyon 2015 0.00 DNP
69 71 Les Walrond 2012 0.00 DNP
70 71 Joe Hoerner 1972 4.80
71 71 Jim Konstanty 1952 4.73
72 70 Tyler Walker 2011 0.00 DNP
73 70 Scott Schoeneweis 2009 7.88
74 70 Steve Howe 1993 5.51
75 70 Bob Locker 1973 3.39
76 70 Tug McGraw 1980 1.56
77 70 Jeff Bennett 2015 0.00 DNP
78 70 Rheal Cormier 2002 5.85
79 70 Steve Mingori 1979 6.56
80 70 Steve Reed 2000 4.98
81 70 Jason Grimsley 2003 5.64
82 70 Dan Quisenberry 1988 5.26
83 70 Scott Eyre 2007 4.47
84 70 Jon Rauch 2014 0.00 DNP
85 70 Mike Jackson 2000 0.00 DNP
86 69 Mike Magnante 2000 4.99
87 69 Travis Driskill 2007 9.00
88 69 Tony Castillo 1998 8.33
89 69 Joey Eischen 2005 3.72
90 69 Kent Tekulve 1982 3.29
91 69 Kerry Ligtenberg 2006 0.00 DNP
92 69 Bill Landrum 1993 3.74
93 69 Mike MacDougal 2012 7.94
94 69 Brad Ziegler 2015 2.25
95 69 Hoyt Wilhelm 1958 2.82
96 69 Roy Face 1963 4.39
97 69 Ken Ray 2010 0.00 DNP
98 69 Roberto Hernandez 2000 4.05
99 69 Larry Andersen 1988 3.05
100 69 Julio Manon 2008 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 You know that restaurant on the other side of town with a menu the size of Infinite Jest? The one where everything is okay, but nothing ever stands out? That's Bueno, who changes speeds and uses a wide assortment of off-speed junk to distract hitters from his upper-80s four-seamer. The Royals never really tried to protect him from right-handed batters, and Bueno has never perfected a recipe to retire them, but his career .217/.252/.278 line against same-side hitters paints him as a possible LOOGY. The Royals released him last fall, making him available to add a little Cuban spice to another team's bullpen stew.
2014 An organizational grinder, Bueno has made brief appearances in the Royals' bullpen over the past few seasons. He features a two-seam fastball with heavy sink to keep the ball on the ground, scrapped his slider in favor of a curve that can be effective against left-handed bats, and continues to go with a changeup against righties. For all that variety, he lacks a put-away pitch, finds too many bats and has a reverse platoon split that will limit him to sub-LOOGY status.
2013 Bueno features five pitches, but his fastball barely tops 90 mph. Showcasing the variety in his repertoire, he busts the slider in toward left-handed hitters and favors his change against righties. Nevertheless, he’s another reliever who has difficulty missing bats. The Royals tried to use him in what you would think would be a favorable platoon split, but his lack of deception seemed to negate his potential LOOGY status. He was better against hitters from the right side.
2009 Soft-tossing lefty starter Francisley Bueno defected from Cuba just before Escobar did in the summer of 2004, but doesn’t have the stuff to remain teammates with him stateside.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. RoyalsSam Miller2014-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free PassR.J. Anderson2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-26
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Francisley Bueno threw 1,063 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (85mph).