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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 124 5 4 0 93 5.08 1.1
Birth Date4-6-1978
Height6' 5"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
2001 FLO 23 4 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 7 4 4 0 12 5 5 0 3 6.75 4.69 4.36 0.5 0.0
2002 FLO 24 32 0 33.0 0.0 33.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 144 32 12 10 1 44 14 12 0 33 2.73 2.54 3.70 5.7 0.6
2003 FLO 25 18 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 38 20 19 2 54 9 8 1 10 8.14 4.69 4.87 1.3 0.1
2004 SDN 26 40 0 42.0 0.0 42.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 183 49 19 19 6 79 11 8 2 36 4.07 4.03 4.29 4.0 0.4
2005 BOS 27 8 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 41 15 9 8 2 22 3 3 0 3 9.00 6.68 7.34 -1.1 -0.1
2005 COL 27 11 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 1 2 0 2 0 0 70 20 10 10 2 28 9 7 0 8 6.14 5.51 5.42 1.2 0.1
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 KNC A 26 0 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BRV A+ 41 0 54.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FLO MLB 4 0 5.3 4.36 102 .325 .257 .321 .400 .250 .350 93 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2001 PME AA 54 0 53.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Mes Wnt 10 0 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FLO MLB 32 0 33.0 3.70 116 .246 .257 .324 .410 .259 .323 98 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2002 CLG AAA 29 0 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FLO MLB 18 0 21.0 4.87 92 .359 .270 .334 .434 .265 .419 97 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2003 ABQ AAA 40 0 46.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 40 0 42.0 4.29 99 .279 .262 .325 .424 .257 .336 91 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2004 POR AAA 27 0 38.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BOS MLB 8 0 8.0 7.34 57 .352 .266 .326 .432 .261 .394 108 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2005 COL MLB 11 0 14.7 5.42 98 .289 .266 .324 .431 .259 .353 116 1.3 0.1 1.2 0.1
2005 TUL AA 4 1 3.0 7.87 -97 .341 .286 .356 .472 .277 .500 27 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2005 CSP AAA 1 0 1.0 4.90 124 .169 .304 .358 .479 .271 .250 119 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 ALT AA 29 0 40.2 3.24 126 .214 .256 .324 .384 .258 .278 88 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2007 SYR AAA 47 0 56.3 5.69 64 .274 .263 .332 .398 .261 .298 89 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2008 TOL AAA 38 0 37.3 3.94 100 .223 .260 .329 .410 .261 .274 88 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2009 COH AAA 12 0 13.3 6.68 64 .300 .259 .323 .391 .245 .358 114 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -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
1999 KNC A 4 2 6 26 0 31.0 21 10 31 2 0% .000 6.1 2.9 0.6 9.0 1.00 2.32 0.0 0.0
2000 BRV A+ 2 2 11 41 0 54.3 40 24 65 1 0% .000 6.6 4.0 0.2 10.8 1.18 2.15 0.0 0.0
2001 FLO MLB 0 0 0 4 0 5.3 7 5 3 0 54% .350 11.8 8.4 0.0 5.1 2.25 6.75 0.5 0.0
2001 PME AA 2 3 21 54 0 53.3 43 21 45 1 0% .000 7.3 3.5 0.2 7.6 1.20 2.36 0.0 0.0
2001 Mes Wnt 2 0 0 10 0 15.0 10 5 10 2 0% .000 6.0 3.0 1.2 6.0 1.00 3.00 0.0 0.0
2002 FLO MLB 3 0 0 32 0 33.0 32 14 33 1 48% .323 8.7 3.8 0.3 9.0 1.39 2.73 5.7 0.6
2002 CLG AAA 3 1 11 29 0 31.0 27 15 26 2 0% .281 7.8 4.4 0.6 7.5 1.35 2.90 0.0 0.0
2003 FLO MLB 0 0 0 18 0 21.0 38 9 10 2 41% .419 16.3 3.9 0.9 4.3 2.24 8.14 1.3 0.1
2003 ABQ AAA 3 2 21 40 0 46.3 55 16 32 1 0% .358 10.7 3.1 0.2 6.2 1.53 2.33 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 4 2 1 27 0 38.7 32 12 38 0 0% .308 7.4 2.8 0.0 8.8 1.14 1.86 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 1 1 0 40 0 42.0 49 11 36 6 46% .336 10.5 2.4 1.3 7.7 1.43 4.07 4.0 0.4
2005 COL MLB 1 2 0 11 0 14.7 20 9 8 2 51% .353 12.3 5.5 1.2 4.9 1.98 6.14 1.2 0.1
2005 CSP AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 25% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2005 BOS MLB 0 1 0 8 0 8.0 15 3 3 2 31% .394 16.9 3.4 2.2 3.4 2.25 9.00 -1.1 -0.1
2005 TUL AA 0 1 0 4 1 3.0 4 1 2 1 17% .500 12.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 1.67 9.00 0.2 0.0
2006 ALT AA 2 0 2 29 0 40.2 34 10 46 2 54% .278 7.6 2.2 0.4 10.3 1.09 2.01 9.9 1.1
2007 SYR AAA 5 7 11 47 0 56.3 58 27 50 8 50% .298 9.3 4.3 1.3 8.0 1.51 4.16 -4.2 -0.4
2008 TOL AAA 1 0 26 38 0 37.3 29 12 39 3 47% .274 7.0 2.9 0.7 9.4 1.10 1.21 4.3 0.4
2009 COH AAA 0 1 0 12 0 13.3 21 7 5 2 51% .358 14.2 4.7 1.4 3.4 2.11 6.09 -1.7 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-28 2009-09-08 Minors 72 0 Right Elbow Impingement -
2009-06-10 2009-06-19 Minors 9 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-08-21 2007-09-05 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2005-06-16 2005-09-12 60-DL 88 79 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 BOS $321,000
2003 FLO $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$621,000
2 yrTotal$621,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 133 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from DT 5/12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 12/23/08 (minor-league contract, $0.425M major league)
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 11/06 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 9/05 designated for assignment 5/05
  • 1 year/$0.321M (05) (BOS)
  • acquired in trade from SD 3/05 acquired in trade from FL 4/04 sent outright to Triple-A 4/04 re-signed 2/04
  • recalled 9/03 optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 recalled 5/03 1 year/$0.3M (03) 3/03
  • recalled 8/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 recalled 8/02 optioned to Triple-A 7/02 recalled 9/01 Bishop Eustace, Pennsauken, NU 96 4-104

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 A run-of-the-mill reliever with great velocity and lukewarm results, Neal will likely play out his career fighting for the last spot on pitching staffs, usually doing just enough to stay on the roster.
2003 Most minor league closers in the big leagues have the life expectancy of David Duke at a Black Panthers rally, but Neal pairs a reliable curve with the standard-issue 95-mph fastball to good effect wherever he pitches. His actual performance was better than his peripherals from last year suggest, so hes a good bet to be a productive member of the Marlins bullpen in 2003.
2002 We've seen position player-to-pitcher, and we've occasionally seen pitcher-to-position player. Neal is vying to become the first pitcher-to-first-base-to-pitcher conversion. He's had a long road, with two position changes and elbow surgery, but he's now the Marlins' designated closer prospect. Nothing fancy, just a good fastball/slider combination. He should make the Opening Day bullpen.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Prospect HelpKevin Goldstein2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League TableJohn Perrotto2008-07-27
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 8-19Christina Kahrl2005-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 8-13Christina Kahrl2005-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: San Francisco Giants vs. Florida MarlinsJonah Keri2003-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Today: Survival of the Fittest, RelieversJoe Sheehan2003-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Fightin' FishJoe Sheehan2003-08-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 24-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2003-02-12
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
Transaction Analysis: August 19-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


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