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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 3.42 1.16 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-19-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
1.42011
-0.72012
0.02013
0.02014
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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 CLE 25 12 12 73.0 73.0 0.0 6 4 0 0 5 0 301 72 38 37 10 125 19 16 3 43 4.56 4.55 5.29 2.1 0.2
2011 CLE 26 26 26 165.3 165.3 0.0 12 7 0 0 17 1 662 157 80 78 24 278 21 19 3 89 4.25 4.31 4.74 11.1 1.4
2012 CLE 27 21 16 103.3 91.3 12.0 5 8 0 0 7 0 452 126 74 73 18 217 25 22 3 56 6.36 5.04 5.96 -5.3 -0.7
2013 CLE 28 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.08 3.80 0.2 0.0
2014 CLE 29 25 16 104.0 93.3 10.7 6 9 0 0 5 0 446 120 66 55 18 204 14 11 1 94 4.76 4.03 4.93 0.3 0.0
Career8570447.7423.024.72928003411870477258243708267968102824.894.455.168.50.9

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 MHV A- 15 15 77.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LKC A 26 15 103.7 4.15 114 .250 .265 .340 .402 .266 .302 101 19.9 2.0 19.9 2.0
2007 KIN A+ 6 5 27.7 4.71 103 .239 .262 .330 .383 .252 .276 101 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2008 KIN A+ 40 9 102.7 3.55 125 .218 .253 .328 .387 .257 .280 101 24.1 2.4 24.1 2.4
2008 BUF AAA 1 1 7.0 7.27 23 .253 .275 .331 .432 .268 .211 87 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2008 gcr Wnt 8 7 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 AKR AA 26 25 145.0 4.31 100 .254 .261 .332 .399 .268 .297 98 18.2 1.9 18.2 1.9
2010 CLE MLB 12 12 73.0 5.29 88 .265 .259 .324 .407 .255 .274 106 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2010 COH AAA 20 17 107.3 4.80 105 .207 .259 .332 .405 .254 .238 107 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2011 CLE MLB 26 26 165.3 4.74 96 .250 .259 .325 .411 .263 .253 102 9.5 1.0 11.1 1.4
2012 CLE MLB 21 16 103.3 5.96 63 .299 .256 .318 .409 .261 .309 98 -6.1 -0.6 -5.3 -0.7
2013 CLE MLB 1 0 2.0 3.80 110 .199 .251 .286 .359 .250 .250 99 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 LKC A 3 1 4.3 -0.32 206 .100 .271 .345 .395 .273 .091 107 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2013 AKR AA 2 2 6.0 3.18 127 .184 .255 .311 .407 .267 .176 99 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2013 COH AAA 3 3 15.0 3.19 132 .177 .250 .313 .360 .242 .279 103 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2013 CLE Rk 2 2 2.0 2.68 143 .106 .281 .359 .391 .289 .200 92 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2014 CLE MLB 25 16 104.0 4.93 82 .286 .256 .314 .389 .260 .320 100 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 COH AAA 6 6 40.0 5.24 98 .187 .260 .329 .393 .249 .210 109 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3

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 MHV A- 8 2 0 15 15 77.1 56 15 69 5 0% .238 6.5 1.8 0.6 8.1 0.92 2.10 0.0 0.0
2007 LKC A 10 3 0 26 15 103.7 103 19 89 10 44% .302 8.9 1.6 0.9 7.7 1.18 3.30 19.9 2.0
2007 KIN A+ 1 1 0 6 5 27.7 24 12 20 0 49% .276 7.8 3.9 0.0 6.5 1.30 3.57 2.9 0.3
2008 gcr Wnt 2 3 0 8 7 28.0 36 3 28 3 0% .363 11.6 1.0 1.0 9.0 1.39 6.43 0.0 0.0
2008 BUF AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 6 1 3 2 43% .211 7.7 1.3 2.6 3.9 1.00 3.86 -1.6 -0.2
2008 KIN A+ 9 5 3 40 9 102.7 82 16 109 10 43% .280 7.2 1.4 0.9 9.6 0.95 2.98 24.1 2.4
2009 AKR AA 14 9 0 26 25 145.0 149 27 125 21 38% .297 9.2 1.7 1.3 7.8 1.21 4.16 18.2 1.9
2010 CLE MLB 6 4 0 12 12 73.0 72 19 43 10 32% .274 8.9 2.3 1.2 5.3 1.25 4.56 2.1 0.2
2010 COH AAA 8 4 0 20 17 107.3 83 33 80 11 39% .238 7.0 2.8 0.9 6.7 1.08 2.68 9.2 0.9
2011 CLE MLB 12 7 0 26 26 165.3 157 21 89 24 40% .253 8.5 1.1 1.3 4.8 1.08 4.25 11.1 1.4
2012 CLE MLB 5 8 0 21 16 103.3 126 25 56 18 43% .309 11.0 2.2 1.6 4.9 1.46 6.36 -5.3 -0.7
2013 LKC A 0 0 0 3 1 4.3 1 0 4 0 55% .091 2.1 0.0 0.0 8.3 0.23 0.00 1.9 0.2
2013 COH AAA 2 0 0 3 3 15.0 12 0 11 0 28% .279 7.2 0.0 0.0 6.6 0.80 2.40 3.5 0.4
2013 CLE MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 38% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2013 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 2 6.0 3 0 4 0 59% .176 4.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.50 1.50 1.6 0.2
2014 COH AAA 2 1 0 6 6 40.0 26 10 33 5 37% .210 5.8 2.2 1.1 7.4 0.90 2.25 2.6 0.3
2014 CLE MLB 6 9 0 25 16 104.0 120 14 94 18 39% .320 10.4 1.2 1.6 8.1 1.29 4.76 0.3 0.0

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 1103 0.5195 0.4778 0.8349 0.6265 0.3170 0.9136 0.6667 0.1651
2011 2348 0.5503 0.4919 0.8381 0.6362 0.3153 0.8844 0.7237 0.1610
2012 1597 0.5147 0.4997 0.8344 0.6606 0.3277 0.8932 0.7087 0.1644
2013 36 0.5556 0.6667 0.8750 0.7500 0.5625 0.8000 1.0000 0.1250
2014 1702 0.4965 0.4894 0.8067 0.6485 0.3326 0.9033 0.6211 0.1921
Career67860.52350.49170.8290.64410.32410.89550.68660.1701

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-15 2013-08-24 60-DL 190 128 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-08-13 2012-09-09 60-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-05-12 2012-05-27 15-DL 15 14 Right Wrist Inflammation Intersection Syndrome - -
2011-08-25 2011-09-29 60-DL 35 35 Right Elbow Strain - -
2009-08-28 2009-09-04 Minors 7 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $
2014 CLE $
2013 CLE $501,800
2012 CLE $494,500
2011 CLE $417,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,413,500
3 yrTotal$1,413,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 69 d1 year/$0.8M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2014). Lost arbitration with Cleveland 2/15/14 ($0.975M-$0.8M).
  • 1 year/$0.5018M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4172M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 7/27/10.
  • Drafted 2006 (19-581) (Texas Tech).

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 4.9 3.4 0 40 10 99.6 84 19 66 11 .243 1.02 2.96 3.21 16.9 1.7
80o 4.8 3.5 0 40 10 93.3 84 19 62 11 .256 1.09 3.29 3.58 13.1 1.3
70o 4.7 3.6 0 40 10 88.8 83 18 59 11 .264 1.15 3.54 3.84 10.5 1.1
60o 4.6 3.7 0 40 10 85.1 83 18 57 11 .272 1.19 3.75 4.07 8.3 0.8
50o 4.5 3.8 0 40 10 81.6 82 18 54 11 .279 1.23 3.95 4.29 6.1 0.6
40o 4.4 3.9 0 40 10 78.2 82 18 52 11 .286 1.28 4.15 4.51 4.0 0.4
30o 4.4 4 0 40 10 74.6 81 18 50 11 .294 1.33 4.37 4.75 1.8 0.2
20o 4.2 4.1 0 40 10 70.5 80 18 47 11 .303 1.39 4.63 5.03 -0.8 -0.1
10o 4.1 4.2 0 40 10 65.0 78 17 43 11 .315 1.47 4.99 5.42 -4.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean4.53.80401081.181185411.2771.223.924.276.30.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 33% 12% 17% 63%

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
201530650531211311824821639.2891.264.134.489.41.96.51.30.6
201631650531211311523741639.2811.223.974.319.21.85.91.30.9
20173254046109810021661439.2821.243.984.329.21.96.11.30.7
2018335404310929419631339.2821.233.904.249.21.96.21.30.8
201934430419878918591239.2821.233.924.269.21.96.11.20.7
202035430378808217541139.2841.243.964.309.31.96.11.20.6
202136430358757716501039.2831.243.964.309.21.96.01.20.6
202237430347727315481039.2831.233.924.279.21.96.01.30.6
202338430337707215471039.2821.243.924.269.21.96.01.30.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
8.26.80.64.14.22.223.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Glen Perkins 2012 3.20
2 87 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
3 86 Dustin Moseley 2011 4.42
4 85 Doug Waechter 2010 0.00 DNP
5 85 Cha Seung Baek 2009 0.00 DNP
6 84 Craig Stammen 2013 3.31
7 83 Brian Burres 2010 5.45
8 83 J.A. Happ 2012 4.85
9 83 Armando Galarraga 2011 7.38
10 83 Dave Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
11 83 Gustavo Chacin 2010 5.17
12 83 Andy Sonnanstine 2012 0.00 DNP
13 83 Mike Wood 2009 0.00 DNP
14 83 Matt Belisle 2009 5.81
15 83 Brandon Claussen 2008 0.00 DNP
16 82 Chris Narveson 2011 4.56
17 82 Edgar Gonzalez 2012 5.04
18 81 Jeff Karstens 2012 4.07
19 81 J.D. Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
20 81 Justin Germano 2012 6.72
21 81 Tim Redding 2007 3.75
22 81 Guillermo Moscoso 2013 5.10
23 80 Jason Berken 2013 0.00 DNP
24 80 Garrett Olson 2013 0.00 DNP
25 80 Boof Bonser 2011 0.00 DNP
26 80 Greg Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
27 80 Dewon Brazelton 2009 0.00 DNP
28 80 Marco Estrada 2013 3.94
29 79 Daniel McCutchen 2012 0.00 DNP
30 79 Cliff Lee 2008 2.74
31 79 Scott Baker 2011 3.34
32 79 Jason Vargas 2012 3.85
33 78 Kevin Slowey 2013 4.21
34 78 Brad Hennessey 2009 0.00 DNP
35 78 Billy Traber 2009 14.73
36 78 Dustin Nippert 2010 4.45
37 78 Jon Rauch 2008 4.52
38 78 Sun-Woo Kim 2007 0.00 DNP
39 78 Dick Donovan 1957 3.10
40 78 Denny Neagle 1998 3.89
41 78 Aaron Harang 2007 3.85
42 77 Milt Pappas 1968 3.99
43 77 Scott McGregor 1983 3.50
44 77 Garrett Mock 2012 0.00 DNP
45 77 Philip Humber 2012 6.53
46 77 Tim Stauffer 2011 3.93
47 77 Josh Banks 2012 0.00 DNP
48 77 Kevin Tapani 1993 4.91
49 77 Blake Hawksworth 2012 0.00 DNP
50 77 Nick Blackburn 2011 5.52
51 77 Jeremy Bonderman 2012 0.00 DNP
52 77 Ken Holtzman 1975 3.68 DNP
53 77 Moose Haas 1985 4.73
54 77 Dave Bush 2009 6.61
55 77 Shaun Marcum 2011 3.77
56 77 Ralph Terry 1965 4.18
57 77 Alex Fernandez 1999 3.83
58 77 John Smiley 1994 4.48
59 77 Catfish Hunter 1975 2.94 DNP
60 77 Warren Hacker 1954 5.28
61 77 Matt Chico 2012 0.00 DNP
62 76 Brad Penny 2007 3.25
63 76 Gil Meche 2008 4.19
64 76 Odalis Perez 2007 5.83
65 76 Mike Maroth 2007 7.97
66 76 Adam Eaton 2007 6.51
67 76 Don Drysdale 1966 3.75
68 76 Luke Hochevar 2013 1.92
69 76 Kei Igawa 2009 0.00 DNP
70 76 Brandon Backe 2007 4.08
71 76 Frank Viola 1989 3.97
72 76 Chris Bosio 1992 3.89
73 76 Ed Halicki 1980 5.52
74 76 Jose Capellan 2010 0.00 DNP
75 76 Mike Mussina 1998 3.71
76 76 Mitch Talbot 2013 0.00 DNP
77 76 Brad Thompson 2011 0.00 DNP
78 76 Pat Misch 2011 10.29
79 76 Carl Erskine 1956 4.44
80 76 Ross Ohlendorf 2012 8.14
81 76 Chuck James 2011 6.10
82 76 Rich Hill 2009 8.12
83 76 Roger Nelson 1973 4.12
84 76 Everett Teaford 2013 0.00
85 76 Johnny Podres 1962 4.27 DNP
86 75 Dan Meyer 2011 0.00 DNP
87 75 Joel Pineiro 2008 5.39
88 75 Tom Gorzelanny 2012 3.38
89 75 Jeff Niemann 2012 4.03
90 75 Larry Christenson 1983 4.66
91 75 Jimmy Key 1990 4.60
92 75 Dennis Eckersley 1984 3.88
93 75 Dan Wheeler 2007 5.79
94 75 Chris Young 2008 4.05
95 75 Bill Monbouquette 1966 5.26
96 75 Dave McNally 1972 3.17
97 75 Scott Richmond 2009 5.84
98 75 Chris Capuano 2008 0.00 DNP
99 75 Rick Langford 1981 3.73
100 75 Jose Acevedo 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .280 .322 .516 .295
11 vs R (Multi) .272 .302 .434 .260
18 Split (Multi) .008 .020 .082 .035
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 .029
31 vs R (2013) .333 .333 .333 .239
38 Split (2013) -.333 -.333 -.333 -.210
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 The 2012 season was not kind to Tomlin, who gave up a lot of runs before being moved to the bullpen and ultimately requiring Tommy John surgery—a surgery that will cost him most, if not all, of the coming season. When healthy, Tomlin is much better than indicated by his 2012 ERA—which was compromised by some bad luck with hit sequencing. Tomlin's excellent command is his only appreciable skill, which can leave him open to disaster when he's not spot on with it. When at his controlly best, he's a more-than-adequate back-end starter—a career path he'll try to pick back up when he returns in 2014.
2012 Josh Tomlin is a freak. Not in the Tim Lincecum sense, but rather in that he can do whatever he wants with a baseball. Put a grid over the strike zone and ask him to throw to the (x,y) coordinate (2,3); he'll ask you provide coordinates with decimals out to the hundredth place. That's the kind of command he has. He doesn't strike many batters out, but he does throw five pitches for strikes. His fastball only averages 88 mph, but he throws both a four- and two-seamer, a plus cutter, a slow, loopy curve, and a lesser-used change. One of baseball's premier control artists—he led the majors in walk rate in 2011—Tomlin should be painting masterpieces as the Tribe's third or fourth starter for many years.
2011 Called up in late July, Tomlin out-dueled CC Sabathia in his pro debut by allowing just one run over seven innings, and threw a complete-game four-hitter at the end of the season against the Royals. In between those two highlights was a ton of mediocrity. With three average pitches, he's a younger version of Mitch Talbot with better control, so that's a minor upgrade. Rotations can't be filled with impact arms, and teams need guys like Tomlin, but they don't want to depend on them.
2010 After relieving in '08, Josh Tomlin was exclusively used as a starter in '09, and saw his ERA go up a run due to a declining strikeout rate.
2009 Tomlin had an impressive season, but he was old for High-A, and without overwhelming stuff (he possesses a high-80s sinking fastball, slider, and change) he still has much to prove in the system's upper rungs. After pitching mostly from the bullpen, the Tribe sent him to the Arizona Fall League as a starter, where he posted an excellent 28-3 strikeout walk ratio while otherwise taking the obligatory thin-air AFL pounding, and will keep him in that role when he opens '09 at Double-A.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Tomlin has been incredible, with a 2.41 era, 0.82 whip, 4.5 K/9, and 1.5 BB/9. How is he doing it? Any chance he continues to be a useful starter?
(Teenwolf from Vancouver, BC)
His cutter and curveball have been very effective pitches that he has been able to throw for strikes. That certainly helps a lot when you have an 89-mph fastball.

Continues as a useful starter? Yeah, I think so. He doesn't walk many, and that's a good thing. The batters are going to get more hits off of him than they have been, though, and the lack of strikeouts will definitely hurt him. You really continually live at the margin of major league usefulness with a K-rate that low. (Mike Fast)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Tomlin? Keep waiting for the wheels to fall off. Will it happen? BAbip against seems less than sustainable.
(soxfan2005 from Boston)
I addressed most of this in my response to Teenwolf earlier, but yes, definitely, a BABIP below .200 is unsustainable. Even the .278 mark he posted last year is at the low edge of the MLB talent spread for starting pitchers.

As I mentioned earlier, the cutter and the curve help him there somewhat. The cutter is a great pitch inside to lefties, with a BABIP in the .260 range when used that way, and outside to righties is also better than average. (Mike Fast)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Josh Tomlin has thrown 6,768 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph) and Change (83mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (89mph).