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Portrait of Chad Beck

Chad Beck PBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.0 5.72 1.60 20 2 2 0 -0.4
Birth Date1-17-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight250 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.12011
0.02012
2013
-0.42014
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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 TOR 26 3 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.49 1.47 0.9 0.1
2012 TOR 27 14 0 15.7 0.0 15.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 21 12 11 2 35 5 5 0 9 6.32 4.51 4.95 0.3 0.0
Career17018.00.018.000000080221211236550125.503.994.591.20.1

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 YAK A- 16 2 40.0 5.95 70 .331 .249 .329 .367 .269 .353 102 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 SBN A 31 0 52.0 5.22 79 .268 .256 .326 .376 .260 .321 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 SBN A 7 0 17.7 2.91 129 .214 .241 .315 .348 .256 .255 97 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2008 VIS A+ 25 15 95.0 4.60 107 .235 .273 .345 .410 .276 .294 103 18.4 1.8 18.4 1.8
2009 LNS A 20 20 110.7 4.31 112 .284 .260 .335 .379 .259 .340 111 21.3 2.2 21.3 2.2
2009 DUN A+ 9 0 10.3 4.65 89 .291 .254 .315 .368 .251 .379 103 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 DUN A+ 41 11 101.7 4.97 77 .252 .262 .333 .373 .269 .292 92 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 TOR MLB 3 0 2.3 1.47 170 .093 .262 .328 .429 .275 .200 110 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 DUN A+ 1 1 5.3 5.30 103 .228 .256 .309 .357 .241 .300 114 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 NHP AA 22 14 95.0 4.12 101 .256 .270 .336 .413 .277 .298 88 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2011 LVG AAA 8 8 41.7 7.19 70 .326 .289 .360 .458 .271 .358 105 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 14 0 15.7 4.95 95 .316 .248 .313 .404 .258 .339 106 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 LVG AAA 43 0 48.0 4.40 122 .205 .277 .341 .428 .267 .242 108 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2013 NHP AA 13 0 16.7 2.21 154 .279 .252 .328 .392 .267 .359 104 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2013 BUF AAA 8 0 12.7 9.90 -13 .340 .262 .329 .391 .254 .348 107 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2013 BLJ Rk 9 1 8.3 7.12 42 .239 .234 .317 .333 .246 .308 97 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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 YAK A- 1 5 0 16 2 40.0 47 18 45 8 39% .353 10.6 4.0 1.8 10.1 1.62 6.30 0.4 0.0
2007 SBN A 1 2 1 31 0 52.0 53 20 48 5 47% .321 9.2 3.5 0.9 8.3 1.40 4.33 -0.2 -0.0
2008 SBN A 2 0 0 7 0 17.7 13 3 19 0 43% .255 6.6 1.5 0.0 9.7 0.90 2.03 4.2 0.4
2008 VIS A+ 6 5 1 25 15 95.0 86 25 89 8 43% .294 8.1 2.4 0.8 8.4 1.17 3.98 18.4 1.8
2009 DUN A+ 0 0 0 9 0 10.3 12 6 14 1 63% .379 10.5 5.2 0.9 12.2 1.75 4.37 0.4 0.0
2009 LNS A 6 8 0 20 20 110.7 135 29 85 10 38% .340 11.0 2.4 0.8 6.9 1.48 5.93 21.3 2.2
2010 DUN A+ 3 6 0 41 11 101.7 97 31 79 5 47% .292 8.6 2.7 0.4 7.0 1.26 3.72 -0.6 -0.1
2011 TOR MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.3 1 0 3 0 40% .200 3.9 0.0 0.0 11.6 0.43 0.00 0.9 0.1
2011 LVG AAA 2 4 0 8 8 41.7 61 26 23 7 35% .358 13.2 5.6 1.5 5.0 2.09 6.70 0.5 0.0
2011 NHP AA 7 4 0 22 14 95.0 92 28 70 7 43% .298 8.7 2.7 0.7 6.6 1.26 3.69 7.8 0.8
2011 DUN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.3 4 1 7 1 36% .300 6.8 1.7 1.7 11.8 0.94 1.69 0.4 0.0
2012 LVG AAA 2 0 18 43 0 48.0 39 13 24 2 46% .242 7.3 2.4 0.4 4.5 1.08 1.31 8.7 0.9
2012 TOR MLB 0 0 0 14 0 15.7 21 5 9 2 50% .339 12.1 2.9 1.1 5.2 1.66 6.32 0.3 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 1 1 0 8 0 12.7 19 8 3 3 39% .348 13.5 5.7 2.1 2.1 2.13 7.11 -5.6 -0.6
2013 NHP AA 1 0 6 13 0 16.7 15 9 26 1 40% .359 8.1 4.9 0.5 14.0 1.44 2.70 6.1 0.7
2013 BLJ Rk 1 0 1 9 1 8.3 8 4 6 0 62% .308 8.6 4.3 0.0 6.5 1.44 2.16 -0.1 -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
2011 25 0.4800 0.5600 0.8571 0.5833 0.5385 0.8571 0.8571 0.1429
2012 262 0.4847 0.5115 0.8582 0.6850 0.3481 0.9540 0.6809 0.1418
Career2870.48430.51570.85810.67610.36470.94560.69620.1419

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-27 2009-05-17 Minors 20 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 72 d2013

Details
  • 2013. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 1/4/13 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 12/26/12. DFA by Toronto 1/10/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/15/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 3/12. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 10/25/12 after being DFA by Toronto 10/22/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Toronto 9/6/11.
  • Acquired by Toronto in trade from Arizona 8/31/08 (David Eckstein deal).
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (14-417) (Louisiana-Lafayette).

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 2.5 2.2 0.1 24 5 51.9 50 18 29 6 .261 1.32 4.43 4.81 2.0 0.2
80o 2.1 2 0.1 22 5 46.2 48 18 26 6 .275 1.41 4.86 5.28 -0.6 -0.1
70o 1.9 1.9 0.1 20 4 42.2 46 17 23 6 .285 1.48 5.18 5.63 -2.1 -0.2
60o 1.7 1.8 0.1 18 4 38.9 44 16 22 6 .293 1.54 5.45 5.93 -3.2 -0.3
50o 1.5 1.7 0.1 17 4 35.9 42 16 20 5 .301 1.60 5.72 6.21 -4.0 -0.4
40o 1.3 1.6 0.1 15 3 32.9 40 15 18 5 .308 1.66 5.98 6.5 -4.6 -0.5
30o 1.2 1.5 0 14 3 29.8 38 14 17 5 .317 1.73 6.27 6.82 -5.1 -0.5
20o 1 1.4 0 12 3 26.3 35 13 15 4 .327 1.81 6.62 7.2 -5.5 -0.6
10o 0.8 1.2 0 10 2 21.6 30 11 12 4 .341 1.93 7.12 7.74 -5.6 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.51.70.116435.24115205.2991.595.686.17-3.8-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 4% 3% 4% 8%

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
2015304304879310738561541.2991.565.786.2910.43.75.41.5-1.2
2016313304368410033491341.3051.585.806.3010.73.55.21.4-1.1
2017323304568710234511441.3021.575.716.2010.63.55.31.5-1.1
201833330406789130461241.3031.565.626.1010.53.55.31.4-0.9
201934330396768729461241.2981.535.415.8810.33.45.41.4-0.7
202035330396758628431241.2981.535.495.9710.43.45.21.4-0.7
202136320355677826391041.2991.545.485.9610.43.55.21.3-0.7
202237220335647424361041.2991.535.505.9810.43.45.11.4-0.6
20233822033563732435941.2981.545.465.9310.43.45.01.3-0.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Mario Ramos 2007 0.00 DNP
2 92 John Webb 2008 0.00 DNP
3 91 Clayton Hamilton 2011 0.00 DNP
4 91 Daniel Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
5 91 Scot Drucker 2011 0.00 DNP
6 91 Zack Segovia 2012 0.00 DNP
7 91 Wilton Chavez 2007 0.00 DNP
8 90 Matt Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
9 90 Brian Baker 2012 0.00 DNP
10 90 Eric Cyr 2008 0.00 DNP
11 90 Steve Watkins 2008 0.00 DNP
12 89 Kyle Denney 2007 0.00 DNP
13 89 David Austen 2010 0.00 DNP
14 89 Francisley Bueno 2010 0.00 DNP
15 88 Chris Jakubauskas 2008 0.00 DNP
16 88 Chris Baker 2007 0.00 DNP
17 88 Jeremy Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
18 88 Jim Magrane 2008 0.00 DNP
19 88 Henry Bonilla 2008 0.00 DNP
20 88 Heath Phillips 2011 0.00 DNP
21 88 Matt Zaleski 2011 0.00 DNP
22 87 Matt Palmer 2008 9.24
23 87 Justin Pope 2009 0.00 DNP
24 87 Raul Valdes 2007 0.00 DNP
25 87 Cristhian Martinez 2011 3.48
26 87 Corey Hamman 2009 0.00 DNP
27 87 Joshua Miller 2008 0.00 DNP
28 87 Mike Smith 2007 0.00 DNP
29 87 Matt Wright 2011 0.00 DNP
30 86 Eric Hacker 2012 5.59
31 86 Jorge De Paula 2008 0.00 DNP
32 86 Mike Meyers 2007 0.00 DNP
33 86 Ryan Meaux 2008 0.00 DNP
34 86 Jerome Gamble 2009 0.00 DNP
35 86 Zach Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
36 86 Kenny Baugh 2008 0.00 DNP
37 86 Ryan Ketchner 2011 0.00 DNP
38 85 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP
39 85 Travis Hughes 2007 0.00 DNP
40 85 Heath Totten 2008 0.00 DNP
41 85 Tim Bittner 2009 0.00 DNP
42 85 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
43 85 Nic Ungs 2009 0.00 DNP
44 85 Andrew Kown 2012 0.00 DNP
45 85 Chris Piersoll 2007 0.00 DNP
46 85 Josh Muecke 2011 0.00 DNP
47 85 Jim Paduch 2012 0.00 DNP
48 85 Juan Cedeno 2013 0.00 DNP
49 85 Josh Hall 2010 0.00 DNP
50 85 Matt Buschmann 2013 0.00 DNP
51 84 Mike Bacsik 2007 5.57
52 84 Dave Gassner 2008 0.00 DNP
53 84 Tommy Hottovy 2011 6.75
54 84 Adam Carr 2013 0.00 DNP
55 84 Yoslan Herrera 2010 0.00 DNP
56 84 Robert Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
57 84 Junior Herndon 2008 0.00 DNP
58 84 Eude Brito 2008 0.00 DNP
59 84 Brodie Downs 2009 0.00 DNP
60 84 Julio De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
61 84 James Avery 2013 0.00 DNP
62 84 Rowdy Hardy 2012 0.00 DNP
63 84 Graham Taylor 2013 0.00 DNP
64 84 Anastacio Martinez 2008 0.00 DNP
65 84 Victor Moreno 2008 0.00 DNP
66 83 Esmailin Caridad 2013 0.00 DNP
67 83 Orlando Roman 2008 0.00 DNP
68 83 Ryan O'Malley 2009 0.00 DNP
69 83 Matt White 2007 0.00 DNP
70 83 Ramon A. Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
71 83 Edward Valdez 2009 0.00 DNP
72 83 Edgar Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
73 83 Mike Parisi 2012 0.00 DNP
74 83 Erik Arnesen 2013 0.00 DNP
75 83 Ryan Cameron 2007 0.00 DNP
76 82 Cesar Carrillo 2013 0.00 DNP
77 82 Andy Van Hekken 2009 0.00 DNP
78 82 Jack Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
79 82 Chris Begg 2009 0.00 DNP
80 82 Adalberto Mendez 2011 0.00 DNP
81 82 Jared Wells 2011 0.00 DNP
82 82 Alan Johnson 2013 0.00 DNP
83 82 Eric Stults 2009 4.86
84 82 J.D. Durbin 2011 0.00 DNP
85 82 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
86 82 Jim Ed Warden 2008 0.00 DNP
87 82 Tom Cochran 2012 0.00 DNP
88 81 Chase Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
89 81 J.R. Mathes 2011 0.00 DNP
90 81 Ryohei Tanaka 2012 0.00 DNP
91 81 Bob Keppel 2011 0.00 DNP
92 81 Tom Shearn 2007 4.96
93 81 Tim Lavigne 2008 0.00 DNP
94 81 Travis Minix 2007 0.00 DNP
95 81 Ben Howard 2008 0.00 DNP
96 81 Luis Munoz 2011 0.00 DNP
97 81 Jarrett Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
98 81 Chad Reineke 2011 8.10
99 81 Nick McCurdy 2009 0.00 DNP
100 81 Brian Tallet 2007 3.75

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 A move to the bullpen helped Chad Beck lower his hits and walks allowed, but itís hard to predict big-league success because he doesnít strike enough batters out.
2012 Beck spent most of the year in Double-A, where he mostly benefited from the pitcher-friendly home run park factor in New Hampshire. Yes, he still needs polish. He is big and throws hard but doesnít strike many batters out. More important, though, is his price tag. He can be a cheap bullpen arm. He came to Toronto in a deal that sent David Eckstein packing. In his second major league appearance, Beck struck out Vernon Wells looking. To put it a slightly different way: Beck represents the new way of doing things in Toronto.
2009 The return for Eckstein, big Texan Chad Beck started out primarily relieving, but was moved into the rotation last year, and posted a 4.46 ERA starting with an excellent 3.8 K/BB and a solid 1.17 WHIP.

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Adam Loewen ReturnsR.J. Anderson2011-09-07


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chad Beck threw 301 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Sinker (94mph) and Change (87mph).