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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 5.00 1.54 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date11-2-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.32012
-0.22013
-0.02014
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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 SDN 27 26 0 16.7 0.0 16.7 2 0 2 3 0 0 68 9 6 6 0 12 3 3 3 25 3.24 1.22 2.76 3.3 0.3
2013 SDN 28 14 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 0 2 0 2 0 0 39 10 4 2 1 14 5 5 2 6 2.08 5.56 6.39 -1.7 -0.2
2014 BOS 29 30 0 19.0 0.0 19.0 2 1 0 3 0 0 76 14 4 2 0 19 8 7 1 14 0.95 3.11 4.27 -0.3 -0.0
Career70044.30.044.343280018333141014516156452.032.884.061.20.1

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 MSO Rk 16 16 79.7 6.86 66 .275 .281 .354 .433 .276 .343 104 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2008 SBN A 35 13 115.0 5.85 59 .264 .254 .325 .363 .260 .292 96 -14.7 -1.5 -14.7 -1.5
2009 VIS A+ 29 4 66.0 3.65 122 .250 .267 .338 .414 .269 .301 98 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2009 MOB AA 6 6 31.0 4.66 90 .256 .246 .322 .357 .256 .287 96 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1
2009 SUR Wnt 12 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MOB AA 26 26 149.3 5.72 61 .258 .265 .335 .392 .264 .288 92 -12.5 -1.3 -8.2 -0.5
2011 MOB AA 3 3 17.7 4.74 108 .220 .263 .331 .397 .255 .306 107 2.4 0.2 4.0 0.4
2011 RNO AAA 32 15 121.7 7.39 84 .265 .284 .352 .445 .263 .315 120 2.9 0.3 2.3 0.2
2012 SDN MLB 26 0 16.7 2.76 133 .194 .266 .337 .420 .273 .243 96 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 SAN AA 32 2 35.7 7.12 33 .247 .259 .330 .395 .269 .305 95 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.2
2012 RNO AAA 5 4 20.0 8.37 43 .326 .285 .348 .463 .277 .366 107 -2.5 -0.2 0.1 0.1
2012 TUC AAA 5 5 22.0 7.35 46 .346 .264 .331 .423 .270 .348 96 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.1
2013 SDN MLB 14 0 8.7 6.39 45 .320 .256 .312 .404 .258 .360 102 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 TUC AAA 49 0 46.0 4.44 114 .266 .276 .348 .422 .271 .338 104 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2014 BOS MLB 30 0 19.0 4.27 99 .212 .251 .308 .391 .260 .264 102 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2014 PAW AAA 37 0 48.0 2.74 135 .186 .264 .331 .395 .252 .243 94 11.2 1.1 11.2 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 MSO Rk 4 8 0 16 16 79.7 94 23 66 9 52% .343 10.6 2.6 1.0 7.5 1.47 4.63 -0.4 -0.0
2008 SBN A 6 5 0 35 13 115.0 107 43 71 3 57% .292 8.4 3.4 0.2 5.6 1.30 3.44 -14.7 -1.5
2009 SUR Wnt 0 0 0 12 0 12.7 13 7 11 1 0% .308 9.2 5.0 0.7 7.8 1.57 4.96 0.0 0.0
2009 MOB AA 0 3 0 6 6 31.0 27 19 24 0 63% .287 7.8 5.5 0.0 7.0 1.48 4.94 0.6 0.1
2009 VIS A+ 4 2 0 29 4 66.0 63 25 43 1 66% .301 8.6 3.4 0.1 5.9 1.33 2.86 9.9 1.0
2010 MOB AA 12 7 0 26 26 149.3 146 57 91 9 62% .288 8.8 3.4 0.5 5.5 1.36 3.74 -8.2 -0.5
2011 RNO AAA 10 7 0 32 15 121.7 148 57 56 14 54% .315 10.9 4.2 1.0 4.1 1.68 6.21 2.3 0.2
2011 MOB AA 2 0 0 3 3 17.7 16 6 14 1 52% .306 8.2 3.1 0.5 7.1 1.25 2.55 4.0 0.4
2012 SAN AA 0 5 1 32 2 35.7 31 16 36 2 64% .305 7.8 4.0 0.5 9.1 1.32 3.28 0.8 0.2
2012 RNO AAA 0 2 0 5 4 20.0 30 9 14 4 48% .366 13.5 4.0 1.8 6.3 1.95 10.35 0.1 0.1
2012 SDN MLB 2 0 2 26 0 16.7 9 3 25 0 51% .243 4.9 1.6 0.0 13.5 0.72 3.24 3.3 0.3
2012 TUC AAA 0 3 0 5 5 22.0 28 15 19 4 56% .348 11.5 6.1 1.6 7.8 1.95 7.77 -1.9 -0.1
2013 TUC AAA 2 4 0 49 0 46.0 49 27 41 1 52% .338 9.6 5.3 0.2 8.0 1.65 4.50 6.7 0.7
2013 SDN MLB 0 2 0 14 0 8.7 10 5 6 1 54% .360 10.4 5.2 1.0 6.2 1.73 2.08 -1.7 -0.2
2014 PAW AAA 5 1 11 37 0 48.0 29 20 53 1 61% .243 5.4 3.8 0.2 9.9 1.02 1.50 11.2 1.1
2014 BOS MLB 2 1 0 30 0 19.0 14 8 14 0 51% .264 6.6 3.8 0.0 6.6 1.16 0.95 -0.3 -0.0

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 280 0.4643 0.4179 0.7350 0.5538 0.3000 0.8750 0.5111 0.2564
2013 152 0.3882 0.4145 0.8889 0.5424 0.3333 0.9375 0.8387 0.1111
2014 300 0.5567 0.4300 0.8295 0.5689 0.2556 0.9158 0.5882 0.1705
Career7320.48640.42220.80570.55760.28870.90470.61070.191

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $
2013 SDN $
2012 SDN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 100 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/10/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 7/5/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4913M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13. DFA by San Diego 10/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Arizona 5/3/12. Contract purchased by San Diego 8/14/12.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2007 (26-793) (Mount Olive, N.C.).

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 4 3.4 1.3 31 9 70.0 65 26 42 6 .267 1.30 4.07 4.42 5.4 0.6
80o 3.5 3.3 1.1 28 8 64.0 63 26 38 6 .280 1.40 4.48 4.87 1.7 0.2
70o 3.2 3.2 1 26 8 59.8 62 26 36 6 .290 1.47 4.79 5.21 -0.7 -0.1
60o 2.9 3.1 0.9 25 7 56.4 61 25 34 6 .299 1.53 5.06 5.5 -2.4 -0.2
50o 2.7 3 0.9 23 7 53.2 60 25 32 6 .307 1.59 5.31 5.77 -3.8 -0.4
40o 2.4 2.9 0.8 22 6 50.0 59 24 30 6 .315 1.65 5.57 6.05 -5.0 -0.5
30o 2.2 2.8 0.7 20 6 46.8 57 23 28 5 .324 1.72 5.85 6.36 -6.1 -0.6
20o 1.9 2.7 0.6 19 5 43.1 55 23 26 5 .334 1.80 6.19 6.72 -7.1 -0.7
10o 1.6 2.5 0.5 17 5 38.1 52 21 23 5 .348 1.92 6.66 7.24 -8.2 -0.8
Weighted Mean2.62.90.923752.65924326.3051.585.285.74-3.6-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 5% 4% 6% 11%

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
201530772611613415160931354.3151.585.365.8210.24.06.30.9-1.1
201631662541411712050831154.2951.454.765.189.23.86.40.8-0.1
201732662501311012149751254.3091.555.155.599.94.06.21.0-0.6
201833662501310811847711254.3031.525.035.479.83.95.91.0-0.4
20193455245129811042661254.3091.555.195.6410.13.86.01.1-0.6
20203555244119510441661154.3061.525.045.489.83.96.21.0-0.4
2021365524211919938621054.3061.515.015.449.83.86.21.0-0.3
2022374424010869537591054.3061.535.045.479.93.96.21.0-0.4
2023384423910849336571054.3061.535.085.529.93.86.11.1-0.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.50.6out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Jason Cromer 2010 0.00 DNP
2 89 Chris George 2009 0.00 DNP
3 89 Willie Collazo 2009 0.00 DNP
4 87 Shane Loux 2009 6.48
5 86 Zach Clark 2013 16.20
6 85 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
7 85 Jeff Fulchino 2009 3.62
8 85 Geno Espineli 2012 0.00 DNP
9 85 Philip Barzilla 2008 0.00 DNP
10 84 Doug Mathis 2012 0.00 DNP
11 83 Justin Thomas 2013 0.00 DNP
12 83 Wes Whisler 2012 0.00 DNP
13 83 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
14 83 Steve Green 2007 0.00 DNP
15 83 Zach Kroenke 2013 0.00 DNP
16 83 Derrick Loop 2013 0.00 DNP
17 82 Rowdy Hardy 2012 0.00 DNP
18 82 Matt Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
19 81 Jerome Gamble 2009 0.00 DNP
20 81 Jorge Campillo 2008 4.20
21 81 Cesar Ramos 2013 4.01
22 81 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
23 81 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
24 80 Anthony Lerew 2012 0.00 DNP
25 80 Shane Youman 2009 0.00 DNP
26 80 Matt Palmer 2008 9.24
27 80 Rich Rundles 2010 0.00 DNP
28 80 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
29 80 Francisley Bueno 2010 0.00 DNP
30 79 Josh Hall 2010 0.00 DNP
31 79 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
32 79 David Pauley 2012 7.02
33 79 Eddie Bonine 2010 4.90
34 79 Brodie Downs 2009 0.00 DNP
35 79 Jean Machi 2011 0.00 DNP
36 79 Mariano Gomez 2012 0.00 DNP
37 79 Juan Cedeno 2013 0.00 DNP
38 79 Frankie De La Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
39 79 Brad Knox 2011 0.00 DNP
40 79 Steve Bray 2010 0.00 DNP
41 78 Chase Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
42 78 Levale Speigner 2010 0.00 DNP
43 78 Anastacio Martinez 2008 0.00 DNP
44 78 Tom Cochran 2012 0.00 DNP
45 78 Rosman Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
46 78 Preston Larrison 2010 0.00 DNP
47 78 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
48 78 Andy Mitchell 2008 0.00 DNP
49 78 Jack Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
50 78 Andrew Kown 2012 0.00 DNP
51 77 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
52 77 Scott Rice 2011 0.00 DNP
53 77 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
54 77 Romulo Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
55 77 Mark McLemore 2010 0.00 DNP
56 77 Matt Peterson 2011 0.00 DNP
57 77 Steve Schmoll 2009 0.00 DNP
58 77 Ben Jukich 2012 0.00 DNP
59 77 Tyler Lumsden 2012 0.00 DNP
60 77 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
61 76 Sam Narron 2011 0.00 DNP
62 76 Jarrett Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
63 76 Robert Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
64 76 Chris Sampson 2007 4.73
65 76 John Webb 2008 0.00 DNP
66 76 Landon Jacobsen 2008 0.00 DNP
67 76 Bobby Korecky 2009 13.50
68 76 Eric Hull 2009 0.00 DNP
69 76 Sean White 2010 5.24
70 76 Omar Beltre 2011 0.00 DNP
71 75 Jim Magrane 2008 0.00 DNP
72 75 Willie Eyre 2008 0.00 DNP
73 75 Kurt Birkins 2010 0.00 DNP
74 75 Steve Watkins 2008 0.00 DNP
75 75 Jeremy Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
76 75 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
77 75 Bob McCrory 2011 0.00 DNP
78 75 Julio De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
79 75 Jordan De Jong 2008 0.00 DNP
80 75 J.D. Durbin 2011 0.00 DNP
81 75 Matt DeSalvo 2010 0.00 DNP
82 75 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
83 75 Clay Hensley 2009 0.00 DNP
84 75 Joe Martinez 2012 9.00
85 75 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
86 75 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP
87 75 Carlos Torres 2012 5.26
88 75 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
89 75 Timothy McNab 2009 0.00 DNP
90 75 Justin James 2011 0.00 DNP
91 74 Colby Lewis 2009 0.00 DNP
92 74 David Purcey 2011 5.61
93 74 Eric Hacker 2012 5.59
94 74 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
95 74 Kason Gabbard 2011 0.00 DNP
96 74 Mike Smith 2007 0.00 DNP
97 74 Bob Keppel 2011 0.00 DNP
98 74 Joe Bateman 2009 0.00 DNP
99 74 Henry Bonilla 2008 0.00 DNP
100 74 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .218 .351 .308 .266
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .327 .356 .254
18 Split (Multi) -.049 .025 -.048 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .333 .481 .476 .368
31 vs R (2013) .300 .364 .400 .205
38 Split (2013) .033 .118 .076 .163
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Acquired in May from Arizona, Layne joined the Padres in mid-August and fanned six of the first eight hitters he faced. He quickly worked his way into a seventh- and eighth-inning role, even getting the occasional save opportunity. Layne is a sinker-slider guy who relies more on deception than stuff. He is tough on lefties but was terrorized by righties last year at three levels–most notably at Triple-A, where they hit him like Ted Williams in his prime. This vulnerability makes Layne a LOOGY candidate at best, which isn't bad for a 26th-round pick.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
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Pebble Hunting: The Most Interesting Major Leaguer You Probably Haven't Heard OfSam Miller2013-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Where to Find a Save (or Two)Derek Carty2012-09-14
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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 28Daniel Rathman2012-08-28


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Tom Layne has thrown 863 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 Slider (86mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Curve (81mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (88mph).