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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date8-7-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72010
0.82011
0.62012
-0.42013
0.22014
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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
2008 SDN 23 5 4 21.3 18.7 2.7 1 3 0 0 1 0 104 29 19 19 7 58 15 13 0 14 8.02 8.17 8.25 -5.3 -0.5
2009 SDN 24 9 9 46.3 46.3 0.0 3 1 0 0 4 0 194 35 19 19 6 61 19 18 4 30 3.69 4.93 5.71 -3.7 -0.4
2010 SDN 25 26 25 146.0 143.0 3.0 8 12 0 0 13 0 625 157 69 69 24 269 51 46 2 110 4.25 4.83 4.69 5.7 0.7
2011 SDN 26 14 14 79.7 79.7 0.0 5 6 0 0 7 0 339 84 42 41 7 128 28 27 1 51 4.63 3.95 4.02 7.5 0.8
2012 MIA 27 25 9 68.7 47.3 21.3 2 5 0 0 3 0 284 71 30 28 7 104 19 18 1 43 3.67 4.08 4.30 5.0 0.6
2013 HOU 28 4 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 9 10 5 1 18 5 4 1 2 7.11 7.34 7.88 -2.0 -0.2
2013 MIA 28 13 7 48.7 35.3 13.3 1 5 0 0 1 0 222 63 30 28 6 95 15 13 2 31 5.18 4.40 4.65 -0.5 -0.1
2014 ANA 29 10 3 28.7 14.0 14.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 114 25 11 11 2 34 6 5 1 21 3.45 3.33 3.79 2.6 0.3
2014 NYA 29 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 18.00 9.16 12.10 -1.0 -0.1
Career10771446.7384.362.3213300290192647523222260769159144133024.474.634.798.41.1

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 FTW A 7 7 32.1 3.47 124 .207 .256 .333 .382 .274 .278 107 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2006 EUG A- 7 3 21.1 4.07 88 .257 .242 .320 .342 .264 .293 75 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2007 LEL A+ 16 16 92.0 3.96 123 .197 .270 .347 .421 .265 .268 103 23.7 2.3 23.7 2.3
2007 SAN AA 12 11 57.3 4.56 93 .221 .260 .329 .416 .259 .253 93 5.4 0.5 8.0 0.7
2008 SDN MLB 5 4 21.3 8.25 8 .371 .255 .327 .405 .257 .324 92 -6.4 -0.6 -5.3 -0.5
2008 POR AAA 26 25 138.7 5.27 100 .244 .285 .352 .451 .261 .304 105 20.5 2.0 22.2 2.0
2009 SDN MLB 9 9 46.3 5.71 57 .236 .268 .325 .425 .267 .215 88 -3.5 -0.3 -3.7 -0.4
2009 POR AAA 24 20 121.0 5.23 77 .246 .272 .338 .422 .270 .265 91 1.9 0.2 2.6 0.1
2010 SDN MLB 26 25 146.0 4.69 73 .308 .250 .313 .387 .258 .304 84 -0.0 -0.0 5.7 0.7
2010 POR AAA 2 2 10.0 3.02 119 .313 .270 .348 .428 .266 .429 75 2.4 0.2 2.6 0.3
2011 SDN MLB 14 14 79.7 4.02 95 .276 .246 .310 .383 .254 .306 92 4.6 0.5 7.5 0.8
2011 TUC AAA 17 17 106.7 4.46 123 .228 .288 .355 .455 .263 .316 110 29.1 2.8 32.4 3.1
2012 MIA MLB 25 9 68.7 4.30 98 .259 .254 .312 .402 .258 .299 98 5.1 0.5 5.0 0.6
2012 NWO AAA 16 16 98.7 4.48 98 .245 .271 .331 .414 .258 .288 88 12.9 1.3 13.4 1.2
2013 HOU MLB 4 0 6.3 7.88 20 .353 .254 .309 .408 .263 .286 102 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2013 MIA MLB 13 7 48.7 4.65 77 .321 .246 .306 .392 .254 .339 94 -0.8 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2013 OKL AAA 19 7 49.7 4.57 99 .268 .270 .341 .411 .268 .340 95 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2014 ANA MLB 10 3 28.7 3.79 103 .223 .252 .321 .383 .268 .274 95 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2014 NYA MLB 1 0 1.0 12.10 -90 .421 .247 .337 .387 .281 .400 101 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 SLC AAA 22 22 128.0 4.49 113 .251 .285 .355 .445 .275 .352 105 25.9 2.6 25.9 2.6

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 FTW A 4 1 0 7 7 32.1 31 10 27 1 40% .278 8.7 2.8 0.3 7.6 1.28 2.24 8.1 0.8
2006 EUG A- 1 0 0 7 3 21.1 19 6 20 0 41% .293 8.1 2.6 0.0 8.5 1.18 4.27 4.1 0.4
2007 LEL A+ 6 5 0 16 16 92.0 72 17 90 5 42% .268 7.0 1.7 0.5 8.8 0.97 2.64 23.7 2.3
2007 SAN AA 7 3 0 12 11 57.3 48 19 55 8 46% .253 7.5 3.0 1.3 8.6 1.17 3.46 8.0 0.7
2008 POR AAA 11 9 0 26 25 138.7 136 42 139 21 37% .304 8.8 2.7 1.4 9.0 1.28 5.32 22.2 2.0
2008 SDN MLB 1 3 0 5 4 21.3 29 15 14 7 43% .324 12.2 6.3 3.0 5.9 2.06 8.02 -5.3 -0.5
2009 POR AAA 4 9 0 24 20 121.0 109 31 95 15 45% .265 8.1 2.3 1.1 7.1 1.16 3.87 2.6 0.1
2009 SDN MLB 3 1 0 9 9 46.3 35 19 30 6 38% .215 6.8 3.7 1.2 5.8 1.17 3.69 -3.7 -0.4
2010 POR AAA 0 1 0 2 2 10.0 13 1 15 1 48% .429 11.7 0.9 0.9 13.5 1.40 7.20 2.6 0.3
2010 SDN MLB 8 12 0 26 25 146.0 157 51 110 24 36% .304 9.7 3.1 1.5 6.8 1.42 4.25 5.7 0.7
2011 SDN MLB 5 6 0 14 14 79.7 84 28 51 7 35% .306 9.5 3.2 0.8 5.8 1.41 4.63 7.5 0.8
2011 TUC AAA 9 1 0 17 17 106.7 108 28 92 8 43% .316 9.1 2.4 0.7 7.8 1.27 4.30 32.4 3.1
2012 MIA MLB 2 5 0 25 9 68.7 71 19 43 7 38% .299 9.3 2.5 0.9 5.6 1.31 3.67 5.0 0.6
2012 NWO AAA 5 5 0 16 16 98.7 91 20 91 10 46% .288 8.3 1.8 0.9 8.3 1.12 3.74 13.4 1.2
2013 OKL AAA 3 1 1 19 7 49.7 55 16 47 5 49% .340 10.0 2.9 0.9 8.5 1.43 4.71 6.8 0.7
2013 MIA MLB 1 5 0 13 7 48.7 63 15 31 6 43% .339 11.7 2.8 1.1 5.7 1.60 5.18 -0.5 -0.1
2013 HOU MLB 0 0 0 4 0 6.3 9 5 2 1 38% .286 12.8 7.1 1.4 2.8 2.21 7.11 -2.0 -0.2
2014 SLC AAA 10 4 0 22 22 128.0 143 42 119 11 41% .352 10.1 3.0 0.8 8.4 1.45 4.43 25.9 2.6
2014 ANA MLB 1 1 0 10 3 28.7 25 6 21 2 42% .274 7.8 1.9 0.6 6.6 1.08 3.45 2.6 0.3
2014 NYA MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 1 0 0 60% .400 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 18.00 -1.0 -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
2008 341 0.4897 0.4311 0.8367 0.5988 0.2701 0.9100 0.6809 0.1633
2009 766 0.4765 0.4261 0.8160 0.6027 0.2643 0.8818 0.6792 0.1840
2010 2398 0.4871 0.4313 0.8015 0.5933 0.2764 0.8716 0.6588 0.1975
2011 1318 0.5319 0.4469 0.8557 0.5963 0.2771 0.9019 0.7427 0.1443
2012 1074 0.5158 0.4572 0.8350 0.6011 0.3038 0.9099 0.6772 0.1650
2013 959 0.4859 0.4755 0.8158 0.6824 0.2799 0.8585 0.7174 0.1842
2014 440 0.4614 0.4250 0.7861 0.5517 0.3165 0.8839 0.6400 0.2139
Career72960.49670.44280.82030.60540.28190.88460.68640.1793

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2013 MIA $491,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$491,500
3 yrTotal$491,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 154 dGreg Landry CAA1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 5/25/14. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 6/3/14 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/31/14. DFA by NY Yankees 6/11/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/14/14 (refused assignment). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/17/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 8/21/14. DFA by LA Angels 8/26/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/28/14. Contract selected by LA Angels 9/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4915M (2013). Renewed by Miami 3/2/13. Claimed by Houston off waivers 6/8/13 after being DFA by Miami 6/3/13. DFA by Houston 6/24/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13. Contract selected by Houston 8/19/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/22/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Renewed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11. Acquired by Miami in trade from San Diego 11/22/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4019M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2006 (2-61) (Alabama). $0.59M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .331 .378 .572 .331
11 vs R (Multi) .273 .337 .403 .277
18 Split (Multi) .058 .041 .169 .054
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .346 .400 .603 .345
31 vs R (2013) .290 .355 .426 .309
38 Split (2013) .056 .045 .177 .036
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mingled joy and pain. Some fans think that last offseason proves Hoyer can build a contending Padre team for 2011. I look at the roughly 60 VORP, plus other losses, and can't see us winning more than 72 games. Any hope for next season other than watching a good front office evaluate its options for the future?
(Geoff Young Fan from San Diego)
I really do think the Padres could contend in 2011 even without Gonzalez, but things have to break very, very right for them. If Wade LeBlanc gets a lot of starts, or they don't sign a solid replacement at first base, or Everth Cabrera can't do anything for them at all, then things have not gone right and they are probably stuck at .500 at best.

The problem is, it's going to be tough to evaluate that until we see who the new shortstop and first baseman are. I'm convinced Cabrera would make a fine second baseman with his strong arm and defensive instincts, so if they can nab a shortstop then they are fine there. None of the pieces the Padres lost from the 2010 season are irreplaceable except for Gonzalez, but losing him doesn't automatically make them a terrible team if they play the rest of their cards right. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)In my very deep, 14 team mixed league I'm in need of some pop, and have a day to put in a claim on Stanton (thankfully I have $ to do so). The question is, my pitching staff is very young & volatile, which of these 4 guys would you recommend dropping: W. Davis, Ely, C. Richard, W. LeBlanc? I'm leaning Wade Davis fwiw...
(Andy from Chicago)
I can see Davis getting pushed out by Hellickson. Wade LeBlanc had a few iffy starts, but he's in the NL with Petco, and probably won't get bumped by Tim Stauffer if he can keep it up. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why did I spend 5% of my tiny budget on Jerry Hairston when my starting rotation could use another full pitcher's worth of not-sucky innings?
(Jed Hoyer from Beautiful Downtown San Diego)
Because replacing Wade LeBlanc or Tim Stauffer is not going to win the NL West, and a guy like Hairston has his uses. Plus, with Jerry and Scott on the same club, I hope to see some kind of super Hairston, like a Voltron Hairston that's capable of playing defense and hitting well but counts as two roster spots. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Wade LeBlanc has thrown 7,636 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Change (77mph), also mixing in a Sinker (89mph), Cutter (86mph) and Curve (76mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (78mph).