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Deunte Heath PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
45.3 4.72 1.50 42 2 2 0 -0.1
Birth Date8-8-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.12012
-0.62013
-0.12014
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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
2012 CHA 26 3 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 4.50 10.05 11.62 -0.8 -0.1
2013 CHA 27 5 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 8 10 10 2 17 12 11 0 3 11.74 10.38 12.83 -5.1 -0.6
Career809.70.09.7000000489111132113120410.2410.3112.68-5.9-0.6

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 ROM A 16 9 71.0 4.13 117 .215 .256 .328 .383 .257 .266 104 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.5
2007 MYR A+ 11 11 55.7 5.94 73 .309 .264 .336 .398 .257 .326 97 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2008 MYR A+ 14 14 84.0 5.40 84 .258 .252 .325 .385 .257 .280 99 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2008 MIS AA 13 11 66.3 5.05 95 .278 .266 .344 .403 .258 .338 103 3.6 0.4 6.0 0.5
2008 MSS Wnt 10 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 MIS AA 25 12 80.0 4.02 96 .275 .257 .334 .385 .268 .319 88 4.4 0.5 1.7 0.3
2009 GWN AAA 7 2 18.7 5.14 95 .295 .261 .323 .387 .245 .391 110 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 BIR AA 39 0 57.7 3.25 122 .258 .263 .342 .395 .269 .357 93 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1
2011 CHR AAA 30 16 102.7 4.49 100 .274 .262 .330 .408 .259 .319 93 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2011 ARA Wnt 7 7 35.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHA MLB 3 0 2.0 11.62 -66 .252 .264 .321 .393 .260 .000 99 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 CHR AAA 36 4 67.0 3.54 118 .204 .255 .323 .384 .250 .253 95 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2013 CHA MLB 5 0 7.7 12.83 -98 .383 .257 .324 .406 .271 .250 100 -5.1 -0.6 -5.1 -0.6
2013 CHR AAA 30 1 45.0 3.71 115 .216 .260 .326 .389 .254 .267 100 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2014 CHR AAA 22 8 64.3 4.43 117 .235 .268 .336 .398 .255 .301 114 11.9 1.2 11.9 1.2

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 MYR A+ 2 4 0 11 11 55.7 64 31 47 8 51% .326 10.3 5.0 1.3 7.6 1.71 5.82 -0.5 -0.0
2007 ROM A 2 3 0 16 9 71.0 59 19 47 1 61% .266 7.5 2.4 0.1 6.0 1.10 2.03 14.6 1.5
2008 MYR A+ 9 2 0 14 14 84.0 78 41 53 5 53% .280 8.4 4.4 0.5 5.7 1.42 3.11 1.8 0.2
2008 MIS AA 4 5 0 13 11 66.3 76 32 46 5 53% .338 10.3 4.3 0.7 6.2 1.63 5.57 6.0 0.5
2008 MSS Wnt 1 0 0 10 0 13.3 16 7 9 3 0% .310 10.8 4.7 2.0 6.1 1.73 8.12 0.0 0.0
2009 GWN AAA 0 1 0 7 2 18.7 27 12 18 2 39% .391 13.0 5.8 1.0 8.7 2.09 9.63 1.9 0.2
2009 MIS AA 2 5 1 25 12 80.0 80 38 70 4 43% .319 9.0 4.3 0.5 7.9 1.48 4.16 1.7 0.3
2010 BIR AA 2 4 2 39 0 57.7 49 32 84 4 43% .357 7.6 5.0 0.6 13.1 1.40 3.12 10.9 1.1
2011 ARA Wnt 2 2 0 7 7 35.3 30 15 34 1 0% .305 7.6 3.8 0.3 8.7 1.27 2.29 0.0 0.0
2011 CHR AAA 4 7 1 30 16 102.7 98 62 117 12 41% .319 8.6 5.4 1.1 10.3 1.56 4.73 5.7 0.5
2012 CHA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 1 1 1 1 20% .000 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 1.00 4.50 -0.8 -0.1
2012 CHR AAA 4 3 3 36 4 67.0 47 20 74 4 34% .253 6.3 2.7 0.5 9.9 1.00 1.48 12.3 1.2
2013 CHA MLB 0 0 0 5 0 7.7 8 12 3 2 42% .250 9.4 14.1 2.3 3.5 2.61 11.74 -5.1 -0.6
2013 CHR AAA 2 1 4 30 1 45.0 36 14 36 1 36% .267 7.2 2.8 0.2 7.2 1.11 2.20 6.0 0.6
2014 CHR AAA 5 1 0 22 8 64.3 54 32 73 7 41% .301 7.6 4.5 1.0 10.2 1.34 3.22 11.9 1.2

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
2012 23 0.4348 0.3043 0.8571 0.6000 0.0769 1.0000 0.0000 0.1429
2013 156 0.4936 0.3397 0.7925 0.5195 0.1646 0.8250 0.6923 0.2075
Career1790.4860.33520.80080.52980.15330.84750.60330.1992

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 78 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 2/7/14. Released by Chicago White Sox 7/17/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/18/11. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2006 (19-580) (Tennessee). $0.245M 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 2.7 1.9 0.3 31 5 62.2 49 26 57 6 .257 1.22 3.44 3.74 8.6 0.9
80o 2.3 1.8 0.3 28 4 56.2 48 26 52 6 .271 1.31 3.87 4.2 4.7 0.5
70o 2.1 1.7 0.3 26 4 52.0 47 25 48 6 .281 1.38 4.18 4.55 2.3 0.2
60o 1.9 1.6 0.2 25 4 48.6 46 24 45 6 .290 1.44 4.46 4.85 0.5 0.1
50o 1.8 1.5 0.2 23 3 45.4 44 24 42 6 .298 1.50 4.72 5.13 -0.9 -0.1
40o 1.6 1.4 0.2 21 3 42.3 43 23 39 6 .306 1.56 4.99 5.42 -2.2 -0.2
30o 1.4 1.3 0.2 20 3 39.1 42 22 36 5 .315 1.63 5.28 5.74 -3.4 -0.3
20o 1.3 1.2 0.1 18 3 35.4 39 21 33 5 .326 1.71 5.62 6.11 -4.5 -0.5
10o 1 1.1 0.1 15 2 30.4 36 19 28 5 .340 1.82 6.12 6.65 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.71.50.223344.84323416.2961.484.685.09-0.7-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 15% 8% 16% 25%

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
201529320444888542851244.2991.454.544.948.74.38.71.20.0
20163032040480773779944.3031.434.344.728.74.28.91.00.2
201731320454888540811044.2961.424.324.698.74.18.31.00.3
20183232039478763572944.2981.424.354.728.84.08.31.00.2
20193332038474723368944.2971.424.324.698.84.08.31.10.2
20203432036472693166944.2971.404.264.638.73.98.31.10.3
20213522034367652961844.2971.404.224.588.73.98.21.10.3
20223622032363622756844.2971.424.304.678.93.98.01.10.2
20233721030360592653744.2981.424.314.688.83.98.01.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.70.10.40.60.90.42.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Victor Garate 2013 0.00 DNP
2 92 John Hudgins 2010 0.00 DNP
3 92 Pedro Viola 2011 9.82
4 92 Dustin Richardson 2012 0.00 DNP
5 91 Justin Thomas 2012 8.22
6 90 Jared Wells 2010 0.00 DNP
7 90 Kyler Newby 2013 0.00 DNP
8 90 Wilkin De La Rosa 2013 0.00 DNP
9 90 Oneli Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
10 88 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
11 88 Robert Coello 2013 3.71
12 88 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
13 88 Francisco Felix 2012 0.00 DNP
14 88 Thomas Diamond 2011 0.00 DNP
15 87 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
16 87 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
17 87 Marcos Mateo 2012 0.00 DNP
18 87 Greg Atencio 2010 0.00 DNP
19 87 George Kontos 2013 4.88
20 87 Ramon A. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
21 86 Joe Bisenius 2011 0.00 DNP
22 85 Edgar Martinez 2010 0.00 DNP
23 85 Matt Peterson 2010 0.00 DNP
24 85 Wirfin Obispo 2013 0.00 DNP
25 85 German Melendez 2009 0.00 DNP
26 85 Darin Downs 2013 5.35
27 85 Ryan Houston 2008 0.00 DNP
28 85 Justin Hedrick 2010 0.00 DNP
29 85 Donnie Veal 2013 4.91
30 85 Beau Vaughan 2009 0.00 DNP
31 84 Anastacio Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
32 84 Fernando Rodriguez 2012 5.76
33 84 David Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
34 84 Hassan Pena 2013 0.00 DNP
35 84 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
36 84 Travis Blackley 2011 0.00 DNP
37 84 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
38 84 Jeff Ridgway 2009 0.00 DNP
39 84 Robert Hinton 2013 0.00 DNP
40 84 Steve Delabar 2012 3.95
41 84 Andrew Dobies 2011 0.00 DNP
42 84 Brian Slocum 2009 0.00 DNP
43 84 Anthony Varvaro 2013 3.07
44 83 Matt Yourkin 2010 0.00 DNP
45 83 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
46 83 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
47 83 Joe Esposito 2013 0.00 DNP
48 83 Adam Carr 2012 0.00 DNP
49 83 Nelson Payano 2011 0.00 DNP
50 83 Dewon Day 2009 0.00 DNP
51 83 Andy Cavazos 2009 0.00 DNP
52 83 Jason Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
53 83 Steven Wright 2013 5.40
54 83 Chris Narveson 2010 5.15
55 83 Zach Simons 2013 0.00 DNP
56 83 Tony Watson 2013 2.39
57 83 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
58 83 Tomas Santiago 2010 0.00 DNP
59 83 Federico Baez 2010 0.00 DNP
60 83 Ricky Brooks 2013 0.00 DNP
61 83 Andy Graham 2012 0.00 DNP
62 83 Carlos Guevara 2010 0.00 DNP
63 83 Ryan Keefer 2010 0.00 DNP
64 83 Michael Wuertz 2007 3.73
65 82 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
66 82 Chad Reineke 2010 0.00 DNP
67 82 Toru Murata 2013 0.00 DNP
68 82 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
69 82 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
70 82 Jeff Sues 2011 0.00 DNP
71 82 Matt Hensley 2007 0.00 DNP
72 82 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
73 82 Chris Smith 2009 4.11
74 82 Mike Bumatay 2008 0.00 DNP
75 82 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
76 82 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
77 82 Jim Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
78 82 Brian Akin 2010 0.00 DNP
79 82 Steve Bray 2009 0.00 DNP
80 82 Josh Sullivan 2013 0.00 DNP
81 81 Jim Henderson 2011 0.00 DNP
82 81 Brian Sanches 2007 6.75
83 81 Darren Clarke 2009 0.00 DNP
84 81 Justin Mallett 2010 0.00 DNP
85 81 Brad Kilby 2011 0.00 DNP
86 81 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
87 81 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2013 0.00 DNP
88 81 Edwin Moreno 2009 5.24
89 81 B.J. LaMura 2009 0.00 DNP
90 81 Judd Songster 2008 0.00 DNP
91 81 Adalberto Mendez 2010 5.11
92 81 Steven Register 2011 0.00 DNP
93 81 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
94 81 Ben Julianel 2008 0.00 DNP
95 81 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
96 81 Dirk Hayhurst 2009 2.78
97 81 Neal Musser 2009 0.00 DNP
98 81 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
99 81 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
100 81 Tracy Thorpe 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .270 .491 .541 .360
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .444 .667 .364
18 Split (Multi) .011 .046 -.126 -.005
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .294 .520 .588 .388
31 vs R (2013) .250 .438 .583 .341
38 Split (2013) .044 .083 .005 .047
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 Heath has improved his control both on and off the field, and now profiles as a good middle reliever with no concerns about his organization cutting him for indiscretions (as the Braves did in 2010). He relies primarily on high heat and a good slider, though taking a little off his fastball has allowed him to cut his walk rate drastically. Major leaguers are likely to have more success than Triple-A batters did, especially in hitting for power against him, but he should already be good enough to keep a bullpen job. There's potential for further progress here—including an outside chance of returning to a starting role—if he can find a third pitch he can trust.
2012 Fireballer Deunte Heath has swing-and-miss stuff but absolutely no control; if he can cut his walk rate in half this year, then cut it in half again next year, we'd be in a position to say he could become a bullpen asset if he'd cut his walk rate a little more.
2011 Ditched by the Braves after a solicitation arrest in spring training, Deunte Heath bounced back in the Sox system to notch a stack of strikeouts, but command is a problem.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Bunts That Lead to Big ThingsJason Wojciechowski2013-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 17, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-13
Overthinking It: A Prospect Named Shaq, a Streak of 16 Strikeouts, and the Pain of Playing BaseballBen Lindbergh2012-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Best of the Triple-A RetreadsAdam Sobsey2012-03-21


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Deunte Heath has thrown 279 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Curve (77mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Splitter (78mph).