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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-10-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight185 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.52011
-0.22012
-0.22013
2014
-0.42015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 OAK 0 6 6 27.7 37 12 11 5 .259 100 12.0 3.9 1.6 3.6 56% .311 .328 1.77 6.22 7.81 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SLN 0 1 0 3.0 5 1 2 1 .260 86 15.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 42% .364 .486 2.00 8.06 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 OAK MLB 1 1 6.0 6 2 7 1 .256 105 9.0 3.0 1.5 10.5 35% .312 .244 1.33 3.88 4.50 94 3.68 0.1
2011 COL MLB 16 6 58.3 55 24 30 9 .254 109 8.5 3.7 1.4 4.6 54% .257 .263 1.35 5.31 3.86 123 5.32 -0.3
2012 BOS MLB 26 0 42.0 32 19 41 7 .265 105 6.9 4.1 1.5 8.8 45% .238 .246 1.21 4.69 3.21 93 3.30 0.7
2013 BOS MLB 24 0 30.3 32 16 21 3 .268 101 9.5 4.7 0.9 6.2 48% .296 .282 1.58 4.86 5.34 114 4.76 -0.1
2009 TOT MLB 7 6 30.7 42 13 13 6 .259 99 12.3 3.8 1.8 3.8 54% .316 .345 1.79 6.40 7.63 127 8.52 -1.0
CareerMLB7413167.31677411226.2601059.04.01.46.050%.275.2791.445.224.681145.33-0.5

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2009 OAK MLB 6 6 27.7 37 12 11 5 .259 100 12.0 3.9 1.6 3.6 56% .311 .328 1.77 6.22 7.81
2009 SLN MLB 1 0 3.0 5 1 2 1 .260 86 15.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 42% .364 .486 2.00 8.06 6.00
2010 OAK MLB 1 1 6.0 6 2 7 1 .256 105 9.0 3.0 1.5 10.5 35% .312 .244 1.33 3.88 4.50
2011 COL MLB 16 6 58.3 55 24 30 9 .254 109 8.5 3.7 1.4 4.6 54% .257 .263 1.35 5.31 3.86
2011 CSP AAA 15 15 64.0 104 29 54 13 .262 133 14.6 4.1 1.8 7.6 41% .416 .298 2.08 6.19 9.42
2012 BOS MLB 26 0 42.0 32 19 41 7 .265 105 6.9 4.1 1.5 8.8 45% .238 .246 1.21 4.69 3.21
2012 PME AA 1 0 1.0 3 1 0 0 .277 108 27.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 50% .500 .409 4.00 6.20 18.00
2012 PAW AAA 24 0 37.7 21 15 36 3 .247 96 5.0 3.6 0.7 8.6 56% .194 .202 0.96 3.79 1.91
2013 BOS MLB 24 0 30.3 32 16 21 3 .268 101 9.5 4.7 0.9 6.2 48% .296 .282 1.58 4.86 5.34
2013 OMA AAA 1 1 6.0 6 3 2 1 .286 90 9.0 4.5 1.5 3.0 37% .278 .312 1.50 6.57 4.50
2013 PAW AAA 14 6 43.7 34 20 39 4 .254 97 7.0 4.1 0.8 8.0 44% .265 .236 1.24 4.12 2.47
2014 OMA AAA 16 15 76.0 86 22 62 11 .270 98 10.2 2.6 1.3 7.3 37% .316 .276 1.42 0.00 4.74
2015 OMA AAA 24 17 106.7 104 59 81 9 .264 102 8.8 5.0 0.8 6.8 37% .294 .271 1.53 4.93 5.40

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
2009 571 0.5026 0.4396 0.8207 0.5854 0.2923 0.8929 0.6747 0.1753
2010 95 0.4842 0.4842 0.8043 0.6522 0.3265 0.9000 0.6250 0.1957
2011 865 0.4578 0.4421 0.8429 0.6439 0.2708 0.9216 0.6850 0.1571
2012 692 0.4494 0.4449 0.6938 0.6270 0.2940 0.8308 0.4554 0.3029
2013 558 0.4892 0.4444 0.8145 0.6520 0.2456 0.8820 0.6429 0.1855
Career27810.47210.44420.79420.62960.27780.88440.61530.2041

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
2014-08-02 2014-08-10 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-05 2014-05-28 Minors 53 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-06-11 2013-06-26 15-DL 15 14 Right Hip Impingement - -
2011-09-05 2011-09-06 Minors 1 1 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2009-02-26 2009-03-17 Camp 19 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2013 BOS $504,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$504,500
2 yrTotal$504,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 112 dSosnick-Cobbe1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 10/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/6/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13. DFA by Boston 6/29/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/13. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 8/27/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 1/21/12. Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 1/24/11. Signed by Colorado 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by St. Louis 6/28/09. Acquired by Oakland in trade from St. Louis 7/24/09 (A's to pay $1.5M of Matt Holliday's remaining 2009 salary).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1s-36) (Gonzaga). Signed 6/12/07, $0.65M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Clayton Mortensen is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Change Things When Change is HardZachary Levine2014-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pirates Get PatchR.J. Anderson2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pirates Get PatchJason Parks2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: Trading A-Rod: How, Where, and WhyMatthew Kory2012-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: How the NLCS Squads Were BuiltR.J. Anderson2012-10-15
What You Need to Know: Friday, August 24Daniel Rathman2012-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tampa Suffers Another Rotation MaladyR.J. Anderson2012-06-20
Overthinking It: A Fond Farewell to the Fake to ThirdBen Lindbergh2012-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Roach, a Padre and a Punto Walk Into a BarR.J. Anderson2012-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Most Improved Positions of 2012Ben Lindbergh2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Winter of Discontent?Jay Jaffe2012-01-24
The BP First Take: Monday, January 23Daniel Rathman2012-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pena's Power Returns to St. PeteR.J. Anderson2012-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A-nother Oakland Outfielder [Updated]R.J. Anderson2012-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Johnny (Finally) on the SpotBen Lindbergh2011-08-09
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the RotationBill Baer2011-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Expanding and ContractingChristina Kahrl2010-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: It's a Holliday WeekendChristina Kahrl2009-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling Cards and Morales' ReturnChristina Kahrl2009-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The DeRosa DealChristina Kahrl2009-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25
Prospectus Q&A: Jeff LuhnowDavid Laurila2008-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Clayton Mortensen threw 2,842 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Slider (86mph) and Change (84mph).