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Portrait of Sam Demel

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
49.7 3.56 1.23 47 2 1 1 0.5
Birth Date10-23-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32010
-0.62011
-0.02012
2013
0.52014
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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 ARI 24 37 0 37.0 0.0 37.0 2 1 2 0 0 0 165 42 27 22 5 73 12 10 1 33 5.35 4.13 5.83 -3.1 -0.3
2011 ARI 25 34 0 25.7 0.0 25.7 2 2 0 1 0 0 117 31 13 12 4 46 13 12 2 15 4.21 5.60 6.82 -5.9 -0.6
2012 ARI 26 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 9.00 6.14 5.83 -0.1 -0.0
Career72063.70.063.7442100288754135912126223484.954.766.22-9.1-1.0

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
2007 KNC A 9 0 9.3 4.43 91 .155 .253 .329 .377 .263 .150 94 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 STO A+ 11 0 14.0 6.92 72 .328 .269 .339 .430 .270 .350 100 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2008 STO A+ 54 0 67.0 3.65 128 .258 .266 .337 .393 .266 .316 99 18.8 1.9 18.8 1.9
2008 nsh Wnt 5 0 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .478 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 MID AA 27 0 29.3 3.95 135 .204 .266 .342 .387 .252 .259 128 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
2009 SAC AAA 28 0 32.3 2.32 148 .262 .282 .351 .440 .279 .299 92 13.2 1.3 13.2 1.3
2009 PDD Wnt 11 0 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ARI MLB 37 0 37.0 5.83 60 .299 .255 .323 .404 .267 .325 95 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 22 0 28.7 3.83 118 .219 .278 .350 .436 .272 .273 90 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2011 ARI MLB 34 0 25.7 6.82 34 .299 .254 .316 .387 .259 .329 99 -5.9 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6
2011 RNO AAA 11 0 10.7 5.47 116 .248 .284 .358 .440 .271 .303 115 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 ARI MLB 1 0 1.0 5.83 71 .344 .258 .313 .415 .261 .400 105 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 RNO AAA 56 0 66.3 5.06 115 .235 .279 .344 .435 .270 .290 113 10.0 1.0 9.3 0.9
2013 SWB AAA 35 0 52.3 3.35 121 .214 .251 .322 .377 .251 .287 97 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
2014 ABQ AAA 21 6 46.3 6.87 68 .272 .279 .346 .455 .275 .338 104 1.9 0.2 1.4 0.1

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
2007 STO A+ 0 0 0 11 0 14.0 16 15 13 2 55% .350 10.3 9.6 1.3 8.4 2.21 7.07 -0.8 -0.1
2007 KNC A 0 1 4 9 0 9.3 3 4 10 0 75% .150 2.9 3.9 0.0 9.7 0.75 0.97 0.8 0.1
2008 STO A+ 5 2 18 54 0 67.0 61 32 90 5 59% .316 8.2 4.3 0.7 12.1 1.39 3.36 18.8 1.9
2008 nsh Wnt 0 1 0 5 0 5.7 11 4 5 0 0% .478 17.4 6.3 0.0 7.9 2.63 11.05 0.0 0.0
2009 MID AA 0 2 11 27 0 29.3 23 9 26 1 57% .259 7.1 2.8 0.3 8.0 1.09 0.61 7.5 0.8
2009 PDD Wnt 0 0 1 11 0 11.0 16 4 10 0 0% .390 13.1 3.3 0.0 8.2 1.82 5.73 0.0 0.0
2009 SAC AAA 2 3 3 28 0 32.3 27 21 33 1 49% .299 7.5 5.9 0.3 9.2 1.49 3.62 13.2 1.3
2010 ARI MLB 2 1 2 37 0 37.0 42 12 33 5 53% .325 10.2 2.9 1.2 8.0 1.46 5.35 -3.1 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 2 0 6 22 0 28.7 22 9 28 1 50% .273 6.9 2.8 0.3 8.8 1.08 1.25 4.2 0.4
2011 ARI MLB 2 2 0 34 0 25.7 31 13 15 4 59% .329 10.9 4.6 1.4 5.3 1.71 4.21 -5.9 -0.6
2011 RNO AAA 0 2 1 11 0 10.7 11 5 9 1 62% .303 9.3 4.2 0.8 7.6 1.50 5.06 1.8 0.2
2012 RNO AAA 1 4 1 56 0 66.3 60 22 75 11 59% .290 8.1 3.0 1.5 10.2 1.24 4.07 9.3 0.9
2012 ARI MLB 0 1 0 1 0 1.0 2 1 0 0 60% .400 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 9.00 -0.1 -0.0
2013 SWB AAA 1 1 3 35 0 52.3 38 23 65 3 47% .287 6.5 4.0 0.5 11.2 1.17 1.72 9.4 1.0
2014 ABQ AAA 1 2 5 21 6 46.3 55 18 43 9 45% .338 10.7 3.5 1.7 8.4 1.58 6.41 1.4 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
2010 626 0.4712 0.4521 0.7668 0.6068 0.3142 0.8603 0.6058 0.2332
2011 434 0.4424 0.4296 0.7903 0.6042 0.2893 0.8966 0.6143 0.2097
2012 9 0.4444 0.8889 0.7500 1.0000 0.8000 1.0000 0.5000 0.2500
Career10690.45930.44660.77620.60910.30820.87620.60840.2238

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-16 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2011-05-22 2011-07-01 15-DL 40 37 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $
2013 NYA $
2011 ARI $417,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$417,000
2 yrTotal$417,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 91 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Houston 3/27/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/29/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Arizona 11/1/12.
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011).
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 6/15/10 (Conor Jackson deal). Contract purchased by Arizona 6/16/10.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2007 (3-120) (TCU). $0.2385M signing bonus.

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 3.3 1.5 2.4 60 0 67.9 48 19 64 6 .260 1.00 2.48 2.7 14.6 1.5
80o 3 1.3 2.1 54 0 61.4 47 19 58 6 .275 1.08 2.85 3.1 10.1 1.0
70o 2.7 1.2 1.9 50 0 56.9 46 18 54 6 .286 1.13 3.12 3.39 7.3 0.7
60o 2.5 1.1 1.7 47 0 53.0 45 18 50 5 .295 1.18 3.35 3.64 5.2 0.5
50o 2.3 1 1.5 44 0 49.5 44 17 47 5 .304 1.23 3.57 3.88 3.4 0.3
40o 2.1 0.9 1.4 41 0 46.1 42 17 44 5 .313 1.28 3.79 4.12 1.8 0.2
30o 1.9 0.8 1.3 38 0 42.5 41 16 40 5 .322 1.34 4.03 4.38 0.3 0.0
20o 1.7 0.6 1.1 34 0 38.4 38 15 36 5 .333 1.40 4.32 4.69 -1.2 -0.1
10o 1.4 0.5 0.9 29 0 32.9 35 14 31 4 .348 1.50 4.73 5.14 -2.8 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.30.91.543048.84217465.3021.223.543.853.50.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 28% 21% 31% 58%

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
20152931254062522261752.2991.203.483.787.63.28.91.00.9
20163031253060531958752.3031.193.523.827.92.88.71.00.8
20173131257065532265652.2951.163.133.407.43.19.00.81.2
20183231250057492052652.2961.223.423.727.83.28.31.00.8
20193331248055491951652.3031.243.533.838.03.18.31.00.7
20203421247054471751652.3031.193.443.737.82.88.51.00.8
20213521244051441648652.3031.183.423.717.82.88.51.10.7
20223621142048421545552.3041.203.423.727.92.88.50.90.7
20233721139045401441552.3041.213.513.818.12.88.31.00.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.41.25.25.533.319.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
2 92 Chris Hatcher 2013 13.50
3 91 Scott Maine 2013 0.00 DNP
4 90 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
5 90 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
6 90 Matt Daley 2010 4.24
7 89 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
8 89 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
9 89 Brandon Kintzler 2013 3.04
10 88 Jesse Carlson 2009 4.92
11 87 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
12 86 Brandon Gomes 2013 6.98
13 86 Rich Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
14 86 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
15 85 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
16 85 Josh Lueke 2013 5.06
17 85 Jeff Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
18 85 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
19 85 Brad Kilby 2011 0.00 DNP
20 85 Jim Hoey 2011 7.30
21 85 Mark Worrell 2011 36.00
22 85 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
23 84 Royce Ring 2009 0.00 DNP
24 84 Leo Rosales 2009 4.76
25 84 Mike Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
26 84 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
27 84 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
28 84 Jonathan Albaladejo 2011 0.00 DNP
29 84 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
30 84 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
31 84 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
32 83 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
33 83 Billy Sadler 2010 0.00 DNP
34 83 Carlos Guevara 2010 0.00 DNP
35 83 Jim Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
36 83 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
37 83 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
38 83 Jason Anderson 2007 0.00 DNP
39 83 Jon Huber 2010 0.00 DNP
40 82 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
41 82 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
42 82 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
43 82 Will Harris 2013 2.91
44 82 Stuart Pomeranz 2013 0.00 DNP
45 82 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
46 82 Mike Zagurski 2011 5.40
47 82 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
48 82 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
49 82 Santiago Casilla 2009 6.70
50 82 Michael Wuertz 2007 3.73
51 81 Tony Watson 2013 2.39
52 81 Jose Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
53 81 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
54 81 Andy Cavazos 2009 0.00 DNP
55 81 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
56 81 Alex Hinshaw 2011 0.00 DNP
57 81 Devon Lowery 2011 0.00 DNP
58 81 Matt Reynolds 2013 2.30
59 81 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
60 81 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
61 81 Rob Delaney 2013 0.00 DNP
62 81 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
63 81 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
64 81 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
65 81 Francis Beltran 2008 4.85
66 81 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
67 81 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82
68 80 Anthony Varvaro 2013 3.07
69 80 John Axford 2011 2.32
70 80 Fu-Te Ni 2011 0.00 DNP
71 80 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
72 80 Brandon Medders 2008 5.03
73 80 Rafael Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
74 80 Andrew Sisco 2011 0.00 DNP
75 80 Jerry Blevins 2012 2.76
76 80 Shawn Kelley 2012 4.26
77 80 Fernando Salas 2013 4.82
78 80 Zach Simons 2013 0.00 DNP
79 80 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
80 80 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
81 80 Jeff Ridgway 2009 0.00 DNP
82 80 Dan Runzler 2013 0.00 DNP
83 80 Jason Motte 2010 2.06
84 79 Kevin Barry 2007 22.50
85 79 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
86 79 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
87 79 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
88 79 Denny Bautista 2011 0.00 DNP
89 79 Justin Hedrick 2010 0.00 DNP
90 79 Dale Thayer 2009 5.93
91 79 Robert Coello 2013 3.71
92 79 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
93 79 Atahualpa Severino 2013 0.00 DNP
94 79 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
95 79 Ryan Reid 2013 1.64
96 79 Jaime Cerda 2007 0.00 DNP
97 79 Mike Dunn 2013 2.79
98 79 Josh Wilkie 2013 0.00 DNP
99 79 Merkin Valdez 2010 20.25
100 78 John Gaub 2013 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 For those pitchers who do not profile in the top half of a major-league rotation or the back end of a bullpen, an annual goal is to simply secure a big-league paycheck for as much of the season as possible. In that regard, Demel's career is going backwards, with a three-year decline in innings pitched in the bigs that culminated in the single frame that he tossed in Arizona last season. Demel pitched admirably in Reno, with the best strikeout-to-walk ratio of his career, although a case of gopheritis sabotaged his ERA. Signed by the Astros, Demel has a chance to crack the Opening Day roster in Houston, though a poor spring would further extend his tour of the Pacific Coast League.
2012 Demelís 2011 season was a step back from his 2010 in more ways than one. Since his 2010 wasnít impressive to begin with, that step took him back to Triple-A. In 25 2/3 innings interspersed with a stint on the DL for shoulder tendinitis, a rehab assignment in Reno, and a subsequent demotion, Demelís K:BB ratio was less than half of what it had been the season before, lefties tattooed him to the tune of a .379/.500/.552 line, and his fastball was 3 mph slower. Another step in the same direction might take him off the 40-man roster.
2011 Acquired from the Athletics in the deal that sent Conor Jackson to Oakland, Demel has a rocket for an arm, but lacks an effective guidance system. Newly-appointed GM Kevin Towers has a knack for building bullpens, so although Demel is not guaranteed a spot on the major-league roster to start the season, his proven ability to dial the heater up to 97 mph and miss bats with it in the bigs should help him stick out from the other candidates.
2010 Short, stocky fireballer Sam Demel got to Triple-A, but he needs to find some way to balance his arm strength with better control.
2009 One of the stronger arms in the arms in the system, Sam Demel gets it up to 97 and has a plus slider, but he's still a few refinements away from being guaranteed a big-league career.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching ProblemsSam Miller2014-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of February 28Jason Martinez2013-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Analyze the Astros' SpendingZachary Levine2012-12-20
Transaction Analysis: Once and Future ProspectsBen Lindbergh2011-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Are the D'Backs for Real?Mike Petriello2011-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: He's Not a Machine, He's a Man!Corey Dawkins2011-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: He's Not a Machine, He's a Man!Ben Lindbergh2011-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Raising ArizonaBen Lindbergh2011-04-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Arizona DiamondbacksCorey Dawkins2011-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Arizona DiamondbacksMarc Normandin2011-03-25
BP Unfiltered: Depth Charts HotlineSky Kalkman2011-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-12-09
Relief Corpse: Salvaging the Diamondbacks' BullpenRodger A. Payne2010-09-14
Relief Corpse: Salvaging the Diamondbacks' BullpenChase Gharrity2010-09-14
Relief Corpse: Salvaging the Diamondbacks' BullpenRodger A. Payne2010-09-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sam Demel has thrown 1,207 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (88mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph) and Slider (84mph).