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Birth Date4-20-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.32010
2011
2012
2013
0.32014
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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
2009 CLE 23 19 0 20.7 0.0 20.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 99 31 17 17 3 43 7 6 0 18 7.40 4.30 4.92 2.2 0.2
2009 SLN 23 1 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 2 2 1 6 2 2 0 2 10.80 12.06 15.04 -2.0 -0.2
2010 CLE 24 5 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 9 5 5 0 12 3 3 0 9 7.50 1.55 1.66 2.7 0.3
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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 BAT A- 16 7 58.3 2.87 136 .206 .252 .330 .366 .257 .319 98 16.4 1.6 16.4 1.6
2008 PMB A+ 7 4 27.3 2.67 135 .216 .261 .334 .371 .257 .277 92 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
2008 SFD AA 17 16 103.0 5.00 81 .217 .262 .337 .395 .272 .244 89 2.7 0.3 -0.0 0.1
2008 MEM AAA 4 4 22.7 5.40 102 .254 .256 .331 .428 .250 .250 110 2.6 0.2 1.8 0.2
2009 CLE MLB 19 0 20.7 4.92 101 .313 .268 .329 .422 .257 .394 104 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2009 SLN MLB 1 0 1.7 15.04 -184 .440 .264 .345 .452 .270 .400 86 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2009 COH AAA 3 0 4.0 1.34 172 .086 .268 .335 .409 .258 .167 110 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 41 0 49.0 1.88 152 .219 .268 .336 .405 .273 .290 80 17.7 1.7 17.2 1.6
2010 CLE MLB 5 0 6.0 1.66 165 .287 .257 .327 .415 .254 .500 106 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 COH AAA 44 0 49.0 4.09 116 .238 .261 .335 .409 .255 .304 108 9.4 0.9 9.4 0.9
2011 COH AAA 8 0 9.0 6.70 60 .377 .250 .314 .385 .248 .471 107 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2011 MEM AAA 41 0 44.0 4.51 117 .253 .279 .349 .425 .260 .326 96 7.6 0.7 7.5 0.7
2011 SWB AAA 2 0 1.7 4.24 96 .332 .258 .306 .338 .240 .250 91 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 MEM AAA 47 0 66.3 3.22 135 .270 .271 .335 .418 .264 .383 94 19.5 1.9 18.7 1.8
2013 TOL AAA 39 0 62.7 4.30 96 .206 .257 .330 .392 .256 .230 95 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2014 RNO AAA 53 0 72.3 4.85 114 .240 .277 .342 .461 .269 .309 110 11.0 1.1 11.3 1.3

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 BAT A- 4 1 0 16 7 58.3 48 14 69 2 55% .319 7.4 2.2 0.3 10.7 1.06 2.78 16.4 1.6
2008 PMB A+ 3 0 1 7 4 27.3 18 7 35 0 52% .277 5.9 2.3 0.0 11.5 0.92 1.65 9.3 0.9
2008 SFD AA 4 5 0 17 16 103.0 79 24 81 12 52% .244 6.9 2.1 1.0 7.1 1.00 2.97 -0.0 0.1
2008 MEM AAA 1 1 0 4 4 22.7 19 11 20 4 45% .250 7.5 4.4 1.6 7.9 1.32 3.96 1.8 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 4 2 24 41 0 49.0 39 13 59 3 46% .290 7.2 2.4 0.6 10.8 1.06 2.20 17.2 1.6
2009 COH AAA 0 0 1 3 0 4.0 1 0 7 0 50% .167 2.2 0.0 0.0 15.8 0.25 0.00 1.7 0.2
2009 CLE MLB 0 1 0 19 0 20.7 31 7 18 3 34% .394 13.5 3.0 1.3 7.8 1.84 7.40 2.2 0.2
2009 SLN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.7 3 2 2 1 67% .400 16.2 10.8 5.4 10.8 3.00 10.80 -2.0 -0.2
2010 CLE MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 9 3 9 0 39% .500 13.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 2.00 7.50 2.7 0.3
2010 COH AAA 4 2 4 44 0 49.0 46 18 53 6 44% .304 8.4 3.3 1.1 9.7 1.31 3.31 9.4 0.9
2011 COH AAA 0 0 0 8 0 9.0 18 6 6 2 40% .471 18.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 2.67 11.00 -1.5 -0.1
2011 SWB AAA 0 1 0 2 0 1.7 1 2 1 0 25% .250 5.4 10.8 0.0 5.4 1.80 10.80 0.1 0.0
2011 MEM AAA 2 4 0 41 0 44.0 46 14 38 4 41% .326 9.4 2.9 0.8 7.8 1.36 4.91 7.5 0.7
2012 MEM AAA 2 2 2 47 0 66.3 80 21 73 6 54% .383 10.9 2.8 0.8 9.9 1.52 4.34 18.7 1.8
2013 TOL AAA 4 3 1 39 0 62.7 40 26 65 3 60% .230 5.7 3.7 0.4 9.3 1.05 2.15 2.7 0.3
2014 RNO AAA 8 2 5 53 0 72.3 68 27 66 5 52% .309 8.5 3.4 0.6 8.2 1.31 3.61 11.3 1.3

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 419 0.5179 0.4940 0.7681 0.6175 0.3614 0.8731 0.5753 0.2319
2010 132 0.5379 0.3969 0.8462 0.5915 0.1639 0.8810 0.7000 0.1538
Career5510.52270.47070.78680.61130.31410.8750.60520.2132

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-03 2013-08-30 Minors 27 0 - Back Strain - -
2013-07-25 2013-08-01 Minors 7 0 Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2010-08-11 2010-08-27 Minors 16 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 78 d2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 5/6/11 after being DFA by Cleveland 4/30/11. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers 5/16/11 after being DFA by NY Yankees 5/12/11. Sent outright to AAA by St. Louis 6/10/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 6/4/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/6/09. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 7/26/09 (player to be named in Mark DeRosa deal).
  • Drafted 2007 (2-82) (Arkansas). Signed 6/21/07, $0.4M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Jess Todd is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Hatching CardinalsBryan Smith2013-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTen Prospects on the Bubble, Part Two: National LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: White Sox, IndiansChristina Kahrl2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The National Redistribution EffortChristina Kahrl2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The National Redistribution EffortKevin Goldstein2010-07-30
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!Christina Kahrl2010-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Kevin Goldstein2009-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Major Moves RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Run-hunting in WrigleyvilleJohn Perrotto2009-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The DeRosa DealChristina Kahrl2009-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2009-04-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)In your discussions about the Indians, has there been any mention of returning Jess Todd to the rotation? Todd would seem to be more valuable to Cleveland as a third starter than a third reliever.
(Drew from Niles, OH)
He's a reliever. As a starter, he didn't have 3 potential, more pure back-end. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Cardinals have what it takes to get Halladay? I've got to think Brett Wallace is expendable, but while guys like Jason Motte and Jess Todd are nice pieces, I get the feeling they don't have the kind of starting pitching required to get the deal done. Am I wrong about that?
(David Vines from NYC)
Tons of Halladay-trade scenarios in here.

Two Sundays ago I was on Ken Broo's fine sports show on WLW in Cincinnati -- Ken is a BP fan who knows his stuff -- and Halladay came up. I opined that the Cardinals were a possible destination for him, and that if that happened,it almost ensured the division. While teams like the Indians, Astros and Bruce-less Reds, are better served looking to the future, St. Louis may seriously want to consider such a deal. Wallace has a damn bright future, though. (David Laurila)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any insight on who the PTBNL in the DeRosa deal could be? Also, why did they use a PTBNL at all?
(jbuofm from Peoria)
I think I trust the rumors that it'll be either Jess Todd or Francisco Samuel (relievers both), as John Perrotto related today. However, the Indians are currently at 39 on the 40-man, and they'll be re-adding Jake Westbrook from the 60-day DL sometime in the near future, which means they don't really have space to add Todd (who's already rostered) without then also having to subsequently cut someone once Westbrook gets reactivated. The options as far as who the PTBNL might be might also change, depending on the outcome of the Cardinals' season. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)More on the DeRosa PTBNL: I realize this is more in Kevin's space than yours, but who's a "fair" PTBNL that leaves the trade looking more or less balanced? If the Cardinals part with Todd, I'd claim that they "lose" the deal; Samuel, maybe not so much.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I don't really see that as a loss for the Cardinals either way; we're talking about a couple of relievers. Good relievers are nice things to have, certainly, but you can find those. If DeRosa helps the Cardinals deal with that infield's shortages in terms of talent and staffing, and they win the division, it was worth it, and given that's the proposition, I think it was worth it from the instant they made the move. If Jess Todd logs 300 saves, you can feel free to beat me around the head with that, of course. ;) (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin - realistically, how much can a player's stock change between now and the draft? Can the NCAA World Series and/or private workouts really change perception all that much over a much larger body of work? Thanks for your great coverage
(rawagman from Toronto)
It can change a ton. I know we're just PAST the conference tournaments, but Jess Todd probably made himself at least $100,000 when he struck out 17 in the SEC Tournament two years ago in front of a LOT of heat. It's hard for the college guys to move much from here on out, but high school kids with workouts can definitely help/hurt themselves. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jess Todd threw 523 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (89mph).