Biographical

Portrait of Jose Ortega

Jose Ortega PTigers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
50.0 5.20 1.66 43 2 1 2 -0.4
Birth Date10-12-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
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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 DET 23 2 0 2.7 0.0 2.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 3 1 1 1 7 1 1 0 4 3.38 6.05 7.34 -0.7 -0.1
2013 DET 24 11 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 2 0 1 0 0 52 10 5 5 2 16 6 5 1 10 3.86 5.39 6.11 -0.7 -0.1
2014 DET 25 1 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 4 4 0 0 4 4 1 1 27.00 12.91 20.36 -1.5 -0.2
Career14015.70.015.70302007513101032311102155.746.147.30-2.9-0.3

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 VTI Rk 10 0 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 VET Rk 23 0 45.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 ONE A- 25 0 34.0 5.38 74 .248 .243 .318 .331 .254 .277 103 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 MAG Wnt 1 0 1.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 WMI A 18 0 25.7 5.23 92 .264 .253 .329 .374 .253 .338 104 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2010 LAK A+ 10 0 19.0 2.99 116 .175 .264 .332 .387 .272 .304 87 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2010 ERI AA 15 1 23.7 5.01 104 .228 .261 .330 .410 .255 .282 115 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2010 MAG Wnt 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TOL AAA 33 0 50.0 6.50 41 .309 .261 .327 .396 .252 .355 92 -10.9 -1.0 -10.9 -1.0
2012 DET MLB 2 0 2.7 7.34 44 .351 .261 .322 .427 .261 .286 106 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2012 TOL AAA 45 0 62.7 4.78 90 .308 .260 .330 .402 .255 .393 98 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2012 MAG Wnt 14 0 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DET MLB 11 0 11.7 6.11 62 .256 .246 .307 .393 .257 .242 103 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2013 TOL AAA 40 0 48.3 4.29 97 .214 .252 .323 .382 .250 .234 96 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2014 DET MLB 1 0 1.3 20.36 -227 .346 .224 .325 .355 .255 .000 115 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2014 TOL AAA 43 1 58.0 5.56 77 .235 .264 .334 .395 .254 .275 100 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1

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 VTI Rk 0 0 0 10 0 11.0 9 3 11 1 0% .250 7.4 2.5 0.8 9.0 1.09 2.45 0.0 0.0
2008 VET Rk 1 1 5 23 0 45.0 43 15 27 5 0% .271 8.6 3.0 1.0 5.4 1.29 2.20 0.0 0.0
2009 ONE A- 2 2 1 25 0 34.0 28 23 32 2 48% .277 7.4 6.1 0.5 8.5 1.50 3.97 -0.8 -0.1
2009 MAG Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.3 3 2 0 0 0% .429 20.8 13.8 0.0 0.0 3.85 13.85 0.0 0.0
2010 WMI A 0 3 1 18 0 25.7 28 17 22 1 52% .338 9.8 6.0 0.4 7.7 1.75 4.55 0.5 0.1
2010 LAK A+ 2 1 0 10 0 19.0 14 7 20 0 57% .304 6.6 3.3 0.0 9.5 1.11 0.95 2.4 0.2
2010 MAG Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 2 1 0 0 0% .250 10.6 5.3 0.0 0.0 1.76 5.29 0.0 0.0
2010 ERI AA 1 0 0 15 1 23.7 22 7 19 2 41% .282 8.4 2.7 0.8 7.2 1.22 3.04 1.4 0.1
2011 TOL AAA 1 3 0 33 0 50.0 61 27 44 7 42% .355 11.0 4.9 1.3 7.9 1.76 6.30 -10.9 -1.0
2012 MAG Wnt 1 0 0 14 0 22.0 27 11 17 2 0% .343 11.0 4.5 0.8 7.0 1.73 5.32 0.0 0.0
2012 TOL AAA 5 8 1 45 0 62.7 76 51 68 4 51% .393 10.9 7.3 0.6 9.8 2.03 5.74 2.2 0.2
2012 DET MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 3 1 4 1 38% .286 10.1 3.4 3.4 13.5 1.50 3.38 -0.7 -0.1
2013 TOL AAA 4 3 4 40 0 48.3 28 33 56 2 50% .234 5.2 6.1 0.4 10.4 1.26 1.86 2.6 0.3
2013 DET MLB 0 2 0 11 0 11.7 10 6 10 2 51% .242 7.7 4.6 1.5 7.7 1.37 3.86 -0.7 -0.1
2014 DET MLB 0 1 0 1 0 1.3 0 4 1 0 67% .000 0.0 27.0 0.0 6.8 3.00 27.00 -1.5 -0.2
2014 TOL AAA 2 2 1 43 1 58.0 50 36 48 4 51% .275 7.8 5.6 0.6 7.4 1.48 3.57 0.5 0.1

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
2012 52 0.5192 0.4808 0.7600 0.6296 0.3200 0.8824 0.5000 0.2400
2013 198 0.5000 0.3838 0.8026 0.5253 0.2424 0.9038 0.5833 0.1842
2014 36 0.2778 0.2000 0.4286 0.3000 0.1538 0.6667 0.2500 0.5714
Career2860.47550.37830.74780.51590.24540.87010.52620.2431

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-03 2011-05-17 Minors 44 39 Right Trunk Strain Ribcage -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 49 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14. DFA by Detroit 8/29/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/19/10.
  • Signed 2006 by Detroit as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 0 0 0 0 0 24.1 21 12 21 2 .270 1.34 3.88 4.21 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 18.7 17 10 16 2 .285 1.45 4.34 4.72 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 15 8 13 2 .296 1.53 4.69 5.1 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 11.9 12 7 10 1 .306 1.60 4.99 5.42 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 9.1 10 5 8 1 .315 1.67 5.28 5.74 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 6.4 7 4 5 1 .324 1.74 5.57 6.05 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 4 2 3 0 .334 1.82 5.89 6.4 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 0 0 0 0 .345 1.92 6.27 6.82 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 -3.8 -5 -3 -3 -1 .361 2.05 6.82 7.42 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean000008.39571.3131.655.235.690.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 16% 5% 17% 22%

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
20152621034036371933446.3151.575.015.459.34.88.31.0-0.2
20162721039041412138546.3071.514.715.119.04.68.31.1-0.1
20172821035037392134446.3161.614.855.289.45.18.21.0-0.1
20182921040043432238546.3061.524.615.019.14.68.01.1-0.0
20193021040042452136546.3121.564.855.279.64.57.71.1-0.2
20203121039041422036546.3061.514.534.929.24.47.91.10.0
20213221037039391834446.3061.474.524.919.14.27.90.90.0
20223321034036371731446.3071.514.635.039.34.37.81.0-0.0
20233421032034361629446.3071.514.605.009.44.27.61.0-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball1.8out of baseball0.20.90.22.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Brian Schlitter 2011 0.00 DNP
2 91 Josh Fields 2011 0.00 DNP
3 91 Jaye Chapman 2012 3.75
4 90 Robert Hinton 2010 0.00 DNP
5 90 Kyle Bellamy 2013 0.00 DNP
6 89 Matt Elliot 2009 0.00 DNP
7 89 Barret Browning 2010 0.00 DNP
8 89 Adalberto Flores 2012 0.00 DNP
9 89 Kevin Chapman 2013 2.66
10 89 Lester Oliveros 2013 0.00 DNP
11 89 Adam Bright 2010 0.00 DNP
12 88 Dakota Watts 2013 0.00 DNP
13 88 Michael Nix 2008 0.00 DNP
14 88 Omar Aguilar 2010 0.00 DNP
15 88 Brett Butts 2011 0.00 DNP
16 88 Scott Maine 2010 2.77
17 87 Edgmer Escalona 2012 6.45
18 87 Mace Thurman 2012 0.00 DNP
19 87 Ryan Reid 2010 0.00 DNP
20 87 Matt Meyer 2010 0.00 DNP
21 87 Paul Smyth 2012 0.00 DNP
22 87 Adam Reifer 2011 0.00 DNP
23 87 Celson Polanco 2010 0.00 DNP
24 87 Darren O'Day 2008 4.98
25 87 Pedro Strop 2010 10.12
26 87 Jon Link 2009 0.00 DNP
27 87 Renee Cortez 2008 0.00 DNP
28 86 Kam Mickolio 2009 2.63
29 86 Coty Woods 2013 0.00 DNP
30 86 Zech Zinicola 2010 0.00 DNP
31 86 Grant Johnson 2008 0.00 DNP
32 86 Chris Blazek 2009 0.00 DNP
33 86 Scott Nestor 2010 0.00 DNP
34 86 Cole St. Clair 2012 0.00 DNP
35 86 Shawn Kelley 2009 4.50
36 86 Dumas Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
37 86 Zach Kroenke 2009 0.00 DNP
38 86 Jonathan Ellis 2008 0.00 DNP
39 86 Roy Merritt 2011 0.00 DNP
40 86 Jose Marte 2009 0.00 DNP
41 86 Brad Kilby 2008 0.00 DNP
42 86 Daniel Stange 2011 0.00 DNP
43 86 Brennan Garr 2009 0.00 DNP
44 86 Eric Marzec 2013 0.00 DNP
45 86 Chad Thall 2011 0.00 DNP
46 85 Greg Holland 2011 1.95
47 85 Matt Avery 2009 0.00 DNP
48 85 Zachary Herr 2012 0.00 DNP
49 85 Chris Scholl 2013 0.00 DNP
50 85 Brett Hunter 2012 0.00 DNP
51 85 Daniel Meszaros 2011 0.00 DNP
52 85 Beau Jones 2012 0.00 DNP
53 85 Brett Jacobson 2012 0.00 DNP
54 85 Ryan Buchter 2012 0.00 DNP
55 85 Emiliano Fruto 2009 0.00 DNP
56 85 Justin Friend 2011 0.00 DNP
57 85 Brandon Sisk 2011 0.00 DNP
58 85 Alan Farina 2012 0.00 DNP
59 85 Jim Henderson 2008 0.00 DNP
60 85 Jose De La Torre 2011 0.00 DNP
61 85 Jonathan Albaladejo 2008 3.95
62 85 Luis Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
63 85 Rob Bryson 2013 0.00 DNP
64 85 Brian Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
65 85 Chad Rose 2013 0.00 DNP
66 84 Aidan Lucas 2013 0.00 DNP
67 84 Lucas Luetge 2012 4.43
68 84 Vic Black 2013 3.71
69 84 Joe Testa 2011 0.00 DNP
70 84 Josh Satow 2011 0.00 DNP
71 84 Cory Gearrin 2011 7.85
72 84 Yonata Ortega 2012 0.00 DNP
73 84 Erik Hamren 2012 0.00 DNP
74 84 Alexis Lara 2012 0.00 DNP
75 84 Andrew Taylor 2012 11.57
76 84 Michael Morrison 2013 0.00 DNP
77 84 Clevelan Santeliz 2012 0.00 DNP
78 84 Aaron Loup 2013 3.12
79 84 Pedro Viola 2008 0.00 DNP
80 84 Jared Gayhart 2012 0.00 DNP
81 84 Blake Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
82 84 Zach Thornton 2013 0.00 DNP
83 84 Matthew Hauser 2013 0.00 DNP
84 84 Jayson Ruhlman 2010 0.00 DNP
85 84 Mark Worrell 2008 6.35
86 84 Matt Daly 2012 0.00 DNP
87 84 Neil Wagner 2009 0.00 DNP
88 84 Drew Hayes 2013 0.00 DNP
89 84 Mark Rosen 2009 0.00 DNP
90 84 Bryan Woodall 2012 0.00 DNP
91 84 Donnie Joseph 2013 0.00
92 84 Erik Stiller 2010 0.00 DNP
93 84 Jay Sborz 2010 67.50
94 83 Matt Rusch 2008 0.00 DNP
95 83 Josh Judy 2011 7.07
96 83 Ty'Relle Harris 2012 0.00 DNP
97 83 Sam Freeman 2012 5.85
98 83 Rocky Roquet 2008 0.00 DNP
99 83 Hector Correa 2013 0.00 DNP
100 83 John Lujan 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .213 .315 .468 .264
11 vs R (Multi) .245 .344 .321 .253
18 Split (Multi) -.033 -.029 .147 .011
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .238 .333 .524 .284
31 vs R (2013) .217 .333 .217 .215
38 Split (2013) .021 .000 .306 .069
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 Jose Ortega is a 24-year-old with a high-90s heater and little idea of where it will go.
2012 Relief suspect Jose Ortega throws hard but his fastball lacks wiggle and his control has taken a turn for the worse, making it hard to see him providing worthwhile innings for the big club.
2011 Wiry reliever Jose Ortega has the sort of heat that makes the Tigers drool, though there's little in his repertoire to supplement his upper-90s fastball; if he can develop a little somethin' somethin' to keep hitters from sitting on his primary pitch, he'll become a bullpen asset.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-StarR.J. Anderson2014-08-25
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jose Ortega has thrown 290 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).