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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
57.3 4.90 1.47 47 3 3 0 -0.2
Birth Date3-16-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 7 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.42013
-0.22014
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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 MIL 24 7 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 32 6 4 3 1 10 3 3 0 4 3.86 5.02 7.20 -1.8 -0.2
2013 SLN 24 11 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 10 8 8 2 17 10 10 1 10 6.97 6.79 6.37 -1.6 -0.2
Career18017.30.017.30100008416121132713131145.716.086.69-3.4-0.4

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 CRD Rk 10 3 34.7 5.35 98 .251 .266 .365 .381 .272 .352 110 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5
2008 JCY Rk 13 9 46.3 5.18 87 .273 .259 .331 .379 .262 .328 96 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2009 BAT A- 15 12 64.0 4.44 99 .288 .241 .318 .344 .250 .354 102 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2010 QUD A 32 11 103.0 4.63 105 .224 .256 .334 .382 .257 .280 107 20.7 2.1 20.7 2.1
2010 PMB A+ 1 1 4.3 7.66 3 .401 .258 .332 .350 .258 .450 88 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2011 SFD AA 24 24 133.7 5.73 96 .285 .261 .328 .394 .251 .319 114 15.2 1.5 16.4 1.4
2011 MEM AAA 2 2 12.0 6.02 84 .242 .291 .357 .487 .277 .194 99 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1
2012 SFD AA 40 7 80.0 6.39 56 .244 .254 .321 .387 .263 .254 99 -1.7 -0.2 -2.3 -0.4
2012 MEM AAA 2 1 3.3 13.05 -90 .446 .276 .345 .406 .273 .455 91 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 MIL MLB 7 0 7.0 7.20 32 .269 .256 .320 .420 .264 .208 106 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2013 SLN MLB 11 0 10.3 6.37 42 .301 .254 .319 .383 .262 .276 99 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 SFD AA 17 0 19.7 2.59 142 .185 .248 .309 .387 .254 .244 103 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2013 MEM AAA 19 0 26.0 4.64 101 .221 .250 .322 .377 .253 .246 95 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2014 NAS AAA 37 17 102.3 5.01 89 .271 .274 .339 .428 .266 .317 91 8.9 0.9 10.7 1.1

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 CRD Rk 3 3 0 10 3 34.7 33 13 42 1 46% .352 8.6 3.4 0.3 10.9 1.33 2.59 5.3 0.5
2008 JCY Rk 1 4 0 13 9 46.3 49 16 47 4 50% .328 9.5 3.1 0.8 9.1 1.40 5.05 3.0 0.3
2009 BAT A- 4 9 0 15 12 64.0 73 24 62 3 49% .354 10.3 3.4 0.4 8.7 1.52 4.50 5.6 0.6
2010 PMB A+ 0 1 0 1 1 4.3 9 5 2 0 60% .450 18.8 10.5 0.0 4.2 3.26 12.56 -2.0 -0.2
2010 QUD A 8 4 3 32 11 103.0 78 31 104 5 47% .280 6.8 2.7 0.4 9.1 1.06 2.71 20.7 2.1
2011 MEM AAA 2 0 0 2 2 12.0 8 9 6 1 57% .194 6.0 6.8 0.8 4.5 1.42 3.75 0.4 0.1
2011 SFD AA 11 6 0 24 24 133.7 148 64 128 25 50% .319 10.0 4.3 1.7 8.6 1.59 5.45 16.4 1.4
2012 SFD AA 5 8 0 40 7 80.0 61 34 83 11 44% .254 6.9 3.8 1.2 9.3 1.19 4.16 -2.3 -0.4
2012 MEM AAA 0 1 0 2 1 3.3 6 2 1 1 25% .455 16.2 5.4 2.7 2.7 2.40 10.80 -1.7 -0.2
2013 SFD AA 0 0 7 17 0 19.7 11 10 25 0 56% .244 5.0 4.6 0.0 11.4 1.07 0.92 5.1 0.5
2013 MEM AAA 1 2 2 19 0 26.0 17 16 27 1 36% .246 5.9 5.5 0.3 9.3 1.27 2.77 1.7 0.2
2013 MIL MLB 0 1 0 7 0 7.0 6 3 4 1 40% .208 7.7 3.9 1.3 5.1 1.29 3.86 -1.8 -0.2
2013 SLN MLB 0 0 0 11 0 10.3 10 10 10 2 48% .276 8.7 8.7 1.7 8.7 1.94 6.97 -1.6 -0.2
2014 NAS AAA 4 4 1 37 17 102.3 106 40 87 9 49% .317 9.3 3.5 0.8 7.7 1.43 4.13 10.7 1.1

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
2013 334 0.4222 0.4701 0.7771 0.6738 0.3212 0.8632 0.6452 0.2229
Career3340.42220.47010.77710.67380.32120.86320.64520.2229

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-18 2014-06-27 Minors 9 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $
2013 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 67 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/12. Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from St. Louis 9/1/13 (player to be named in 8/30/13 John Axford deal).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (35-1,068) (Arbor View HS, Las Vegas).

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 3.8 3.1 0.1 29 9 75.6 60 31 61 9 .260 1.20 3.66 3.98 8.9 0.9
80o 3.3 3 0.1 27 8 69.1 59 30 56 9 .275 1.29 4.08 4.43 4.5 0.5
70o 3 2.9 0.1 25 7 64.6 58 30 53 9 .285 1.36 4.39 4.77 1.8 0.2
60o 2.8 2.8 0.1 23 7 60.8 57 29 50 8 .294 1.41 4.65 5.06 -0.3 -0.0
50o 2.5 2.7 0.1 22 7 57.4 56 29 47 8 .302 1.47 4.91 5.33 -2.0 -0.2
40o 2.3 2.6 0.1 21 6 54.0 54 28 44 8 .310 1.53 5.16 5.61 -3.5 -0.4
30o 2.1 2.5 0.1 19 6 50.4 53 27 41 8 .319 1.59 5.44 5.92 -4.9 -0.5
20o 1.9 2.4 0 18 5 46.4 51 26 38 8 .330 1.66 5.78 6.28 -6.2 -0.6
10o 1.5 2.2 0 16 5 41.0 48 25 33 7 .344 1.77 6.25 6.8 -7.6 -0.8
Weighted Mean2.52.70.122756.75528468.3001.464.875.29-1.7-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 29% 2% 29% 39%

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
201526430417958543851443.2891.354.514.908.14.18.11.30.1
2016274304681089749961443.2941.354.344.728.14.18.01.20.3
201728440499115104521011543.2971.364.284.658.24.17.91.20.5
201829540509118105501081543.2971.324.094.458.03.88.31.10.7
201930430499114102481021543.2951.324.104.468.13.88.11.20.7
20203143047810910045941443.2981.334.184.558.33.77.81.20.6
2021324304481039542881343.2971.334.164.528.33.77.71.10.6
202233430428999039861343.2971.314.024.378.23.67.81.20.7
202334430407948537831243.2981.304.004.348.13.57.91.10.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.80.81.7out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball6.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Arnie Munoz 2007 6.75
2 92 Travis Chick 2009 0.00 DNP
3 92 Chris Lambert 2008 7.84
4 91 Deunte Heath 2011 0.00 DNP
5 91 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP
6 91 Brayan Villarreal 2012 3.29
7 91 Ryan Brasier 2013 2.00
8 91 Jhonny Nunez 2011 0.00 DNP
9 90 Ryan Chaffee 2013 0.00 DNP
10 90 Cory Rasmus 2013 6.23
11 90 Wilkin De La Rosa 2010 0.00 DNP
12 90 Ben Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
13 90 Jesse English 2010 3.86
14 90 Gregory Reinhard 2009 0.00 DNP
15 90 Henry Sosa 2011 5.23
16 90 Justin Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
17 90 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
18 89 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
19 89 Adam Ottavino 2011 0.00 DNP
20 89 Marco Estrada 2009 7.36
21 89 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
22 89 Brandon Erbe 2013 0.00 DNP
23 89 Jason Miller 2008 0.00 DNP
24 89 Andrew Bailey 2009 1.94
25 89 Edward Paredes 2012 0.00 DNP
26 89 Donnie Veal 2010 0.00 DNP
27 88 Marcus Hatley 2013 0.00 DNP
28 88 Yohan Pino 2009 0.00 DNP
29 88 David Hale 2013 0.82
30 88 Jeff Lyman 2012 0.00 DNP
31 88 Chuck Lofgren 2011 0.00 DNP
32 88 Ross Ohlendorf 2008 6.89
33 88 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
34 88 Bobby Bramhall 2011 0.00 DNP
35 88 Clint Everts 2010 0.00 DNP
36 88 J.A. Happ 2008 3.69
37 88 Mike Dunn 2010 1.89
38 88 Ryan Buch 2013 0.00 DNP
39 88 Buddy Baumann 2013 0.00 DNP
40 88 Michael Megrew 2009 0.00 DNP
41 88 Randy Wells 2008 0.00
42 88 Stephen Marek 2009 0.00 DNP
43 88 Chris Nicoll 2009 0.00 DNP
44 88 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
45 87 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
46 87 Aaron Miller 2013 0.00 DNP
47 87 Ernesto Frieri 2011 3.00
48 87 Paul Kometani 2008 0.00 DNP
49 87 Ryne Reynoso 2010 0.00 DNP
50 87 Josh Zeid 2012 0.00 DNP
51 87 Tanner Roark 2012 0.00 DNP
52 87 Mauro Zarate 2008 0.00 DNP
53 87 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
54 87 Miguel Socolovich 2012 6.06
55 87 Yunior Novoa 2010 0.00 DNP
56 87 Sean Watson 2011 0.00 DNP
57 87 Victor Garate 2010 0.00 DNP
58 87 Travis Banwart 2011 0.00 DNP
59 87 Pat Lehman 2012 0.00 DNP
60 87 Anthony Capra 2012 0.00 DNP
61 87 Dustin Richardson 2009 0.00
62 87 Mike Colla 2012 0.00 DNP
63 87 Chris Seddon 2009 0.00 DNP
64 87 Alex Maestri 2010 0.00 DNP
65 86 Chris Narveson 2007 0.00 DNP
66 86 Darin Gorski 2013 0.00 DNP
67 86 Brett Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
68 86 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
69 86 Ricky Orta 2010 0.00 DNP
70 86 Nick Pereira 2008 0.00 DNP
71 86 Justin Marks 2013 0.00 DNP
72 86 Travis Blackley 2008 0.00 DNP
73 86 Glen Perkins 2008 4.83
74 86 Anthony Varvaro 2010 11.25
75 86 Boof Bonser 2007 5.62
76 86 Angel Guzman 2007 3.56
77 86 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
78 86 Alex Koronis 2013 0.00 DNP
79 86 Matt Klinker 2010 0.00 DNP
80 86 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
81 86 Daniel Haigwood 2009 0.00 DNP
82 86 Chris Dwyer 2013 0.00
83 86 Steve Johnson 2013 7.47
84 86 Sean Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
85 86 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
86 86 Michael Dubee 2011 0.00 DNP
87 86 Michael Stutes 2012 9.53
88 86 Tom Koehler 2011 0.00 DNP
89 86 Jake Diekman 2012 5.60
90 85 Bruce Billings 2011 12.86
91 85 Joel Carreno 2012 6.14
92 85 Merkin Valdez 2007 0.00 DNP
93 85 Jeremy Hefner 2011 0.00 DNP
94 85 Erik Davis 2012 0.00 DNP
95 85 Hector Ambriz 2009 0.00 DNP
96 85 Mike Parisi 2008 9.39
97 85 Chris Masters 2013 0.00 DNP
98 85 Cameron Selik 2013 0.00 DNP
99 85 Tim Crabbe 2013 0.00 DNP
100 85 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .192 .371 .462 .316
11 vs R (Multi) .262 .354 .357 .262
18 Split (Multi) -.070 .017 .104 .055
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .192 .371 .462 .316
31 vs R (2013) .262 .354 .357 .262
38 Split (2013) -.070 .017 .104 .055
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 Sin City native Michael Blazek saw his stuff play up after an in-season move to the bullpen; with his fastball now reaching the mid-90s, the organization saw fit to stash his arm behind glass on the 40-man in preparation for the big club’s annual bullpen emergency.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-23
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Michael Blazek threw 328 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph), Slider (84mph) and Sinker (94mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph).