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Portrait of Efrain Nieves

Efrain Nieves PBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
54.3 6.55 1.80 32 2 1 1 -1.2
Birth Date11-15-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight169 lbs
Age24 years, 11 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.22014
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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

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 BRR Rk 13 7 40.7 5.18 102 .260 .262 .361 .387 .271 .315 106 7.9 0.7 7.9 0.7
2007 HEL Rk 2 0 4.7 2.89 147 .147 .241 .314 .365 .238 .231 104 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2008 HEL Rk 16 11 76.3 5.34 89 .246 .275 .350 .429 .274 .311 97 8.9 0.8 8.9 0.8
2009 WIS A 27 11 94.7 4.87 91 .297 .258 .334 .376 .260 .378 101 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
2010 WIS A 23 7 69.7 6.27 72 .288 .260 .337 .385 .262 .345 107 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2010 SJU Wnt 5 5 20.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BRV A+ 41 0 63.0 6.34 57 .289 .262 .327 .387 .255 .332 97 -8.3 -0.8 -8.3 -0.8
2011 CAG Wnt 15 1 20.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ONE A- 21 0 42.0 3.79 98 .216 .247 .322 .343 .265 .228 86 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2012 CAG Wnt 11 3 25.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LNS A 28 0 55.0 4.95 100 .243 .251 .322 .370 .257 .304 107 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2013 DUN A+ 7 4 19.7 5.38 85 .268 .246 .318 .368 .250 .333 101 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 PUR int 1 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 DUN A+ 44 4 86.3 4.83 105 .223 .255 .323 .368 .252 .290 112 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6

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 BRR Rk 2 4 0 13 7 40.7 38 25 45 3 44% .315 8.4 5.5 0.7 10.0 1.55 5.31 7.9 0.7
2007 HEL Rk 1 0 0 2 0 4.7 3 1 4 0 69% .231 5.7 1.9 0.0 7.7 0.85 0.00 1.9 0.2
2008 HEL Rk 6 3 0 16 11 76.3 78 10 66 9 46% .311 9.2 1.2 1.1 7.8 1.15 4.48 8.9 0.8
2009 WIS A 5 7 1 27 11 94.7 116 35 86 7 41% .378 11.0 3.3 0.7 8.2 1.59 5.70 8.4 0.9
2010 SJU Wnt 1 3 0 5 5 20.0 21 8 11 0 0% .309 9.4 3.6 0.0 5.0 1.45 4.95 0.0 0.0
2010 WIS A 4 5 1 23 7 69.7 83 41 53 4 45% .345 10.7 5.3 0.5 6.8 1.78 5.55 -1.5 -0.2
2011 CAG Wnt 1 1 0 15 1 20.0 22 5 9 2 0% .303 9.9 2.2 0.9 4.0 1.35 2.25 0.0 0.0
2011 BRV A+ 3 0 0 41 0 63.0 70 27 53 7 43% .332 10.0 3.9 1.0 7.6 1.54 4.86 -8.3 -0.8
2012 CAG Wnt 1 2 0 11 3 25.3 23 7 20 2 0% .276 8.2 2.5 0.7 7.1 1.18 3.91 0.0 0.0
2012 ONE A- 4 1 3 21 0 42.0 28 8 42 2 69% .228 6.0 1.7 0.4 9.0 0.86 2.79 2.5 0.3
2013 LNS A 2 2 0 28 0 55.0 48 25 54 0 72% .304 7.9 4.1 0.0 8.8 1.33 4.09 3.2 0.3
2013 PUR int 0 0 0 1 0 2.3 3 1 2 0 0% .375 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7 1.71 3.86 0.0 0.0
2013 DUN A+ 2 2 0 7 4 19.7 23 7 13 1 54% .333 10.5 3.2 0.5 5.9 1.53 5.49 -1.6 -0.2
2014 DUN A+ 3 5 1 44 4 86.3 80 21 57 2 71% .290 8.3 2.2 0.2 5.9 1.17 2.29 6.3 0.6

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

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

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 2.2 1.5 1.2 35 3 73.1 72 34 43 9 .271 1.45 5.02 5.46 -3.2 -0.3
80o 1.9 1.4 1.1 32 3 66.4 71 33 39 9 .286 1.56 5.53 6.01 -6.7 -0.7
70o 1.7 1.3 0.9 30 2 61.8 70 32 36 9 .297 1.65 5.91 6.42 -8.9 -0.9
60o 1.6 1.3 0.8 28 2 57.9 68 32 34 9 .306 1.73 6.24 6.78 -10.4 -1.1
50o 1.4 1.2 0.8 26 2 54.4 67 31 32 8 .315 1.80 6.55 7.12 -11.6 -1.2
40o 1.3 1.1 0.7 24 2 51.0 65 30 30 8 .324 1.88 6.87 7.47 -12.6 -1.3
30o 1.1 1.1 0.6 23 2 47.4 63 30 28 8 .333 1.96 7.23 7.86 -13.5 -1.4
20o 1 1 0.5 21 2 43.3 61 28 25 8 .345 2.06 7.65 8.32 -14.2 -1.5
10o 0.8 0.9 0.4 18 2 37.9 57 27 22 7 .361 2.21 8.26 8.98 -14.8 -1.5
Weighted Mean1.41.20.726253.86530318.3131.786.507.07-11.2-1.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
20152511122253623039846.3211.756.316.8610.65.16.71.4-1.1
20162611125259673043846.3111.645.676.1610.24.66.61.2-0.7
20172721125260653042846.3011.595.445.919.84.56.31.2-0.6
20182821127263693144946.3011.585.345.809.84.46.31.3-0.6
20192921126262693043846.3061.605.395.8610.04.46.21.2-0.6
20203021127263692946846.3051.565.225.679.94.16.61.1-0.5
20213121126260662744846.3031.545.135.589.84.06.61.2-0.4
20223211124256622639746.3021.565.215.669.94.26.21.1-0.4
20233311123253592437746.3021.565.215.6710.04.16.21.2-0.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.31.52.11.32.4110.6

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Efrain Nieves threw 46 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Slider (76mph) and Change (83mph).