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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-6-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 10 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2012
-0.62013
2014
0.02015
0.42016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 60.0 2 5 0 64 7 25 6 .271 100 9.6 1.1 0.9 3.8 46% .278 .260 1.18 3.99 4.05 110 5.79 -0.6
2015 TOR MLB 1 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 .254 109 3.4 6.8 3.4 3.4 50% .000 .260 1.12 9.48 3.38 108 4.59 0.0
2016 MIN MLB 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 11 1 5 1 .257 109 16.5 1.5 1.5 7.5 54% .435 .354 2.00 4.10 4.50 100 3.78 0.1
CareerMLB121068.72507610318.26910110.01.31.04.147%.285.2701.254.214.061095.57-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2008 PDR Rk 5 2 7.0 1 0 0 3 3 7 0 .248 95 3.9 3.9 0.0 9.0 87% .200 .121 0.86 3.36 0.00
2011 FTM A+ 22 2 52.3 4 1 4 48 7 46 2 .252 101 8.3 1.2 0.3 7.9 58% .313 .206 1.05 2.59 1.55
2011 NBR AA 13 5 43.3 4 1 0 44 7 34 0 .269 86 9.1 1.5 0.0 7.1 45% .338 .231 1.18 2.67 2.91
2012 NBR AA 19 17 98.3 4 3 0 111 12 73 7 .259 102 10.2 1.1 0.6 6.7 49% .346 .263 1.25 3.07 3.75
2012 CAN int 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 .000 3.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 0% .062 .000 0.33 4.68 1.50
2012 TWI Rk 2 1 4.7 1 0 0 4 3 3 0 .250 115 7.7 5.8 0.0 5.8 67% .267 .232 1.50 4.08 1.93
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 60.0 2 5 0 64 7 25 6 .271 100 9.6 1.1 0.9 3.8 46% .278 .260 1.18 3.99 4.05
2013 ROC AAA 22 22 132.3 11 5 0 124 32 116 14 .253 102 8.4 2.2 1.0 7.9 41% .297 .233 1.18 3.55 2.86
2013 CAN int 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 .000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .545 .000 2.00 1.40 6.00
2015 TOR MLB 1 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 .254 109 3.4 6.8 3.4 3.4 50% .000 .260 1.12 9.48 3.38
2015 BUF AAA 20 15 83.7 2 11 0 110 26 53 7 .254 94 11.8 2.8 0.8 5.7 48% .359 .304 1.63 4.05 5.70
2016 MIN MLB 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 11 1 5 1 .257 109 16.5 1.5 1.5 7.5 54% .435 .354 2.00 4.10 4.50
2016 ROC AAA 21 21 124.3 10 6 0 150 30 84 10 .257 93 10.9 2.2 0.7 6.1 41% .346 .277 1.45 3.65 3.69

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 916 0.5568 0.4803 0.8477 0.6294 0.2931 0.8754 0.7731 0.1523
2015 35 0.4000 0.3429 0.9167 0.5000 0.2381 0.8571 1.0000 0.0833
2016 108 0.4907 0.4259 0.8913 0.6415 0.2182 0.9118 0.8333 0.1087
Career10590.54490.47020.85440.62640.28360.87850.78670.1456

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2016 MIN $
2015 TOR $
2013 MIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 58 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 4/28/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 8/11/16. DFA by Minnesota 8/13/16 (optional assignment).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 5/1/15.
  • 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) .220 .264 .293 .209
11 vs R (Multi) .263 .304 .458 .281
18 Split (Multi) -.044 -.040 -.165 -.072
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .000 .167 .000 .109
31 vs R (2015) .250 .400 1.000 .442
38 Split (2015) -.250 -.233 -1.000 -.333
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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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: Baby Blue Jays Crash To EarthR.J. Anderson2015-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier HomeBret Sayre2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier HomeBen Lindbergh2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads NorthRob McQuown2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads NorthR.J. Anderson2013-12-02
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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Andrew Albers has thrown 1,108 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Slider (78mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (68mph) and Change (77mph).