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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-25-1984
Height6' 6"
Weight235 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.32011
2012
2013
-0.32014
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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
2011 PIT 26 15 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 56 20 11 11 2 28 5 5 0 7 9.28 5.53 6.89 -3.0 -0.3
Career15010.70.010.70102005620111122855079.285.536.89-3.0-0.3

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 HIC A 4 4 17.1 4.75 97 .370 .264 .341 .384 .265 .564 105 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2006 WPT A- 11 7 43.2 3.90 62 .272 .256 .332 .351 .268 .321 51 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 HIC A 26 25 137.3 6.17 83 .269 .267 .343 .414 .266 .336 111 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2007 ALT AA 1 1 2.7 6.87 17 .492 .263 .335 .393 .262 .400 81 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 LYN A+ 28 28 146.3 5.15 94 .265 .256 .329 .390 .259 .322 104 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.0
2008 SUR Wnt 12 0 17.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 ALT AA 27 27 143.7 4.01 108 .279 .253 .327 .383 .261 .345 98 18.0 1.9 17.7 1.5
2010 ALT AA 4 4 25.3 3.65 113 .149 .248 .313 .384 .247 .189 93 3.5 0.4 2.9 0.3
2010 IND AAA 24 24 131.3 5.72 83 .269 .263 .329 .412 .256 .348 104 -2.7 -0.3 -3.8 -0.7
2011 PIT MLB 15 0 10.7 6.89 28 .354 .249 .317 .398 .261 .429 96 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2011 ALT AA 1 0 1.0 1.95 148 .160 .214 .265 .303 .223 .333 81 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 IND AAA 11 0 10.7 5.66 69 .218 .253 .322 .392 .251 .250 97 -0.8 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 SYR AAA 51 0 58.0 3.52 118 .241 .253 .324 .376 .252 .319 98 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9

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 HIC A 1 2 0 4 4 17.1 36 2 7 1 64% .564 18.9 1.1 0.5 3.7 2.22 10.53 2.0 0.2
2006 WPT A- 1 3 0 11 7 43.2 43 4 28 1 58% .321 9.0 0.8 0.2 5.8 1.09 2.71 2.2 0.2
2007 ALT AA 0 1 0 1 1 2.7 6 2 0 0 60% .400 20.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 2.96 10.00 -0.9 -0.1
2007 HIC A 10 5 0 26 25 137.3 169 28 74 10 60% .336 11.1 1.8 0.7 4.9 1.43 4.39 5.0 0.5
2008 LYN A+ 9 10 0 28 28 146.3 171 25 97 8 64% .322 10.5 1.5 0.5 6.0 1.34 4.68 10.5 1.0
2008 SUR Wnt 1 1 0 12 0 17.0 25 8 14 3 0% .393 13.2 4.2 1.6 7.4 1.94 4.76 0.0 0.0
2009 ALT AA 7 8 0 27 27 143.7 181 33 97 7 59% .345 11.3 2.1 0.4 6.1 1.49 4.76 17.7 1.5
2010 IND AAA 5 10 0 24 24 131.3 160 37 89 10 58% .348 11.0 2.5 0.7 6.1 1.50 4.94 -3.8 -0.7
2010 ALT AA 2 0 0 4 4 25.3 14 3 16 0 65% .189 5.0 1.1 0.0 5.7 0.67 1.78 2.9 0.3
2011 IND AAA 0 0 0 11 0 10.7 11 2 5 2 61% .250 9.3 1.7 1.7 4.2 1.22 5.91 -0.6 -0.1
2011 PIT MLB 0 1 0 15 0 10.7 20 5 7 2 61% .429 16.9 4.2 1.7 5.9 2.34 9.28 -3.0 -0.3
2011 ALT AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 67% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2013 SYR AAA 6 7 4 51 0 58.0 59 25 44 0 70% .319 9.2 3.9 0.0 6.8 1.45 3.57 9.0 0.9

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
2011 211 0.4882 0.4258 0.7753 0.6117 0.2407 0.8730 0.5385 0.2247
Career2110.48820.42580.77530.61170.24070.8730.53850.2247

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-17 2011-09-06 Minors 51 48 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-04 2011-06-27 15-DL 54 47 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 PIT $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$414,000
1 yrTotal$414,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 89 d1 year/$0.414M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. DFA by Pittsburgh 7/31/11. Released 8/8/11 (could not be outrighted to clear space on 40-man roster because he was on the minor-league disabled list). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 8/11/11 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2006 (17-500) (Florida Atlantic).

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BP Articles

Michael Crotta is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
BP Unfiltered: Unfamiliar Names in Familiar PlacesR.J. Anderson2011-03-29
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Michael Crotta threw 208 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2011, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (82mph).