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Portrait of Andrew Albers

Andrew Albers PTwins

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-6-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
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0.72014
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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
2013 MIN 27 10 10 60.0 60.0 0.0 2 5 0 0 4 0 249 64 34 27 6 95 7 7 2 25 4.05 3.99 4.63 2.8 0.3
Career101060.060.00.0250040249643427695772254.053.994.632.80.3

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
2008 PDR Rk 5 2 7.0 4.82 98 .121 .247 .327 .329 .248 .200 95 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 FTM A+ 22 2 52.3 4.71 100 .206 .259 .322 .380 .252 .313 101 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2011 NBR AA 13 5 43.3 3.70 109 .231 .257 .324 .387 .269 .338 86 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2012 NBR AA 19 17 98.3 3.95 113 .263 .262 .324 .394 .259 .346 102 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2012 CAN int 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .062 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TWI Rk 2 1 4.7 6.15 94 .232 .263 .326 .357 .250 .267 115 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 60.0 4.63 93 .260 .262 .324 .408 .271 .278 100 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 ROC AAA 22 22 132.3 4.36 106 .233 .257 .324 .388 .253 .297 102 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4
2013 CAN int 1 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .545 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
2008 PDR Rk 1 0 0 5 2 7.0 3 3 7 0 87% .200 3.9 3.9 0.0 9.0 0.86 0.00 1.1 0.1
2011 NBR AA 4 1 0 13 5 43.3 44 7 34 0 45% .338 9.1 1.5 0.0 7.1 1.18 2.91 5.7 0.6
2011 FTM A+ 4 1 4 22 2 52.3 48 7 46 2 58% .313 8.3 1.2 0.3 7.9 1.05 1.55 8.2 0.8
2012 CAN int 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 2 0 3 1 0% .062 3.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 0.33 1.50 0.0 0.0
2012 TWI Rk 1 0 0 2 1 4.7 4 3 3 0 67% .267 7.7 5.8 0.0 5.8 1.50 1.93 0.2 0.0
2012 NBR AA 4 3 0 19 17 98.3 111 12 73 7 49% .346 10.2 1.1 0.6 6.7 1.25 3.75 13.8 1.5
2013 ROC AAA 11 5 0 22 22 132.3 124 32 116 14 41% .297 8.4 2.2 1.0 7.9 1.18 2.86 14.1 1.4
2013 CAN int 0 0 0 1 0 3.0 6 0 3 0 0% .545 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 6.00 0.0 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 2 5 0 10 10 60.0 64 7 25 6 46% .278 9.6 1.1 0.9 3.8 1.18 4.05 2.8 0.3

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
2013 917 0.5474 0.4902 0.8641 0.6534 0.2916 0.8933 0.7851 0.1336
Career9170.54740.49020.86410.65340.29160.89330.78510.1336

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-21 2009-08-29 Minors 69 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-04-01 -
2009-04-01 2009-04-01 Minors 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-04-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 58 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Released by Minnesota 1/30/14. Signed for 2014 by Hanwha Eagles of Korea.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/13.
  • Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/10/11 (minor-league contract).
  • Signed by independent Quebec 5/10.
  • Released by San Diego 3/25/10.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2008 (10-315) (Kentucky). $10,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .290 .302 .387 .242
11 vs R (Multi) .264 .293 .408 .258
18 Split (Multi) .026 .008 -.021 -.016
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .290 .302 .387 .242
31 vs R (2013) .264 .293 .408 .258
38 Split (2013) .026 .008 -.021 -.016
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Articles

Andrew Albers is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier HomeBen Lindbergh2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier HomeBret Sayre2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads NorthR.J. Anderson2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads NorthRob McQuown2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Veteran Help WantedDaniel Rathman2013-11-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Minnesota TwinsBen Carsley2013-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23Paul Sporer2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Should I Play for "The Money"?Mike Gianella2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Albers at it AgainDaniel Rathman2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare HiccupDaniel Rathman2013-08-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20Paul Sporer2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meet Andrew AlbersDaniel Rathman2013-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-03


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi RJ, curious if there is a recent precedent for what Collin McHugh is doing, and if so, how long was Quality Start performance sustained by the precedent? Andrew Albers comes to mind, but I think they're different pitchers.
(Drifter from Long Branch)
Albers is a good call as a pop-up type. Maybe Scott Diamond as well? Back in 2012 he had a pretty good ERA for a few months there. It's funny because McHugh's comment in the annual wasn't the least bit optimistic:

After another disastrous season—this one split between the Mets and Rockies, preceding an offseason waiver claim by the Astros—it's time to ask what McHugh really offers a major-league team. The only pitches he routinely throws for strikes—his fastball and slider—were hammered for slugging percentages over .550 (as was his sinker, at .952). His only asset appears to be his changeup, a groundball machine. But nothing about that arsenal suggests McHugh would succeed out of the bullpen, either—his fastball is just too hittable, and none of his breaking pitches have shown swing-and-miss movement. On second thought, maybe it's not time to ask the question, but rather to answer it.


Obviously pitchers can change, and maybe he's found something that works for him. My guess is he'll fade and we'll look back in a year at McHugh like we're doing right now with Albers and Diamond. There is something interesting about his profile: he's become less of a groundball pitcher thus far; not just in his two big-league appearances, but also in his 14 minor-league innings, too. I guess I should make an appointment to see his next start. (R.J. Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Andrew Albers threw 960 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph), Change (78mph) and Slow Curve (68mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (71mph).