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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.0 5.00 1.30 19 2 1 1 -0.3
Birth Date8-13-1990
Height5' 7"
Weight175 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.02013
2014
2015
2016
-0.32017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 TEX MLB 32 0 44.7 2 2 0 46 10 27 5 .265 100 9.3 2.0 1.0 5.4 43% .283 .278 1.25 3.99 4.23 114 4.58 113.9 0.0
CareerMLB32044.72204610275.2651009.32.01.05.443%.283.2781.253.994.231134.53110.70.0

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 DGR Rk 18 0 26.7 1 2 7 21 8 38 0 .000 7.1 2.7 0.0 12.8 0% .328 .000 1.09 1.59 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CLN A 23 0 32.0 2 0 4 23 16 25 1 .263 98 6.5 4.5 0.3 7.0 52% .240 .247 1.22 3.89 1.97 112 6.69 117.4
2008 RNG Rk 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .240 113 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .500 .225 1.00 2.08 0.00 94 4.80 118.2
2009 HIC A 4 0 6.0 0 1 0 11 4 6 1 .252 110 16.5 6.0 1.5 9.0 58% .400 .372 2.50 5.63 6.00 105 5.02 107.3
2009 SPO A- 18 0 36.7 2 0 0 32 5 38 4 .269 99 7.8 1.2 1.0 9.3 58% .292 .233 1.01 3.62 2.94 79 2.34 83.6
2009 LAG Wnt 19 0 12.0 2 0 0 6 4 10 0 .000 4.5 3.0 0.0 7.5 0% .176 .000 0.83 3.26 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2010 HIC A 26 0 42.0 4 1 5 30 5 59 2 .262 99 6.4 1.1 0.4 12.6 59% .293 .194 0.83 1.69 1.50 56 0.99 69.1
2010 BAK A+ 2 0 2.3 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 .259 123 11.7 3.9 0.0 15.7 67% .500 .297 1.74 1.56 3.91 91 3.40 96.6
2010 LAG Wnt 14 0 4.3 0 1 0 5 4 3 0 .000 10.5 8.4 0.0 6.3 0% .312 .000 2.09 4.38 2.09 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MYR A+ 40 0 67.0 5 5 5 54 14 55 4 .248 100 7.3 1.9 0.5 7.4 59% .254 .203 1.01 2.99 2.15 86 3.12 93.7
2012 FRI AA 27 0 30.7 1 2 4 26 6 29 2 .269 96 7.6 1.8 0.6 8.5 49% .279 .237 1.04 2.82 2.35 86 2.95 89.9
2012 ROU AAA 24 0 32.0 1 1 2 31 3 23 6 .265 96 8.7 0.8 1.7 6.5 54% .266 .237 1.06 4.95 1.97 94 3.99 98.0
2012 LAG Wnt 21 0 17.7 1 2 0 16 7 17 0 .000 8.2 3.6 0.0 8.7 0% .302 .000 1.30 2.66 4.08 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 32 0 44.7 2 2 0 46 10 27 5 .265 100 9.3 2.0 1.0 5.4 43% .283 .278 1.25 3.99 4.23 114 4.58 113.9
2013 ROU AAA 19 0 26.3 2 1 2 24 8 29 2 .270 95 8.2 2.7 0.7 9.9 56% .319 .219 1.22 3.27 3.08 90 3.62 95.5
2014 FRI AA 13 0 16.0 0 2 1 24 2 8 2 .256 101 13.5 1.1 1.1 4.5 44% .361 .304 1.62 4.12 4.50 105 5.36 110.0
2014 RNG Rk 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .286 .000 1.00 3.03 0.00 95 3.71 98.0
2015 IOW AAA 38 0 55.0 3 1 1 61 16 25 4 .265 93 10.0 2.6 0.7 4.1 46% .298 .273 1.40 4.56 5.24 123 7.47 122.8

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
2013 679 0.5022 0.4713 0.7625 0.6510 0.2899 0.8288 0.6122 0.2375
Career6790.50220.47130.76250.6510.28990.82880.61220.2375

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
2014-02-14 2014-07-27 60-DL 163 104 Left Foot Recovery From Previous Injury Surgery - Fracture From Motorcycle Accident 2014-01-30 -
2014-01-30 2014-01-30 Off 0 0 Left Foot Surgery Motorcycle Accident Fracture 2014-01-30 -
2009-04-18 2009-06-22 Minors 65 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,000
1 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 62 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15. DFA by Chicago Cubs 5/3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/5/15.
  • 1 year/$504,112 (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/14. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Texas 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Texas 11/20/12. Re-signed by Texas 2/18/13.
  • Signed by Texas 8/06 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2 0.7 1.6 37 0 51.7 44 14 25 7 .230 1.14 4.27 4.66 0.8 0.1
80o 1.7 0.5 1.3 33 0 45.5 42 14 22 6 .243 1.22 4.66 5.09 -1.3 -0.1
70o 1.5 0.5 1.2 30 0 41.1 40 13 20 6 .253 1.29 4.94 5.41 -2.5 -0.3
60o 1.4 0.4 1 27 0 37.5 38 12 18 6 .262 1.35 5.19 5.68 -3.3 -0.4
50o 1.2 0.3 0.9 25 0 34.2 36 12 17 6 .270 1.41 5.43 5.95 -4.0 -0.4
40o 1.1 0.3 0.8 22 0 31.0 34 11 15 5 .278 1.46 5.67 6.22 -4.5 -0.5
30o 1 0.2 0.7 20 0 27.6 32 10 13 5 .286 1.53 5.93 6.51 -4.8 -0.5
20o 0.8 0.2 0.6 17 0 23.8 29 9 12 4 .296 1.61 6.24 6.86 -5.0 -0.5
10o 0.6 0.1 0.4 14 0 18.7 24 8 9 4 .310 1.72 6.69 7.36 -4.9 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.20.30.924033.43511165.2681.395.405.91-3.7-0.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20182710120027261020443.2991.334.735.478.73.36.71.3-0.1
20192810127037381426643.3021.394.845.599.23.46.31.4-0.2
20202921134046441936643.2941.364.735.478.53.77.01.2-0.2
20213010124034341525543.3031.465.115.919.14.06.71.3-0.3
2022311012102924925443.2781.154.114.757.52.87.81.30.1
20233210121030301225443.3141.424.775.519.13.67.61.2-0.1
20243310131043421232843.2861.274.905.678.92.56.71.7-0.3
202534000709948243.2931.395.476.328.73.97.71.9-0.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Matt Stites 2016 0.00 DNP
2 88 Eury De La Rosa 2016 0.00 DNP
3 88 David Sanders 2006 0.00 DNP
4 87 Kanekoa Texeira 2012 0.00 DNP
5 87 Steve Schmoll 2006 0.00 DNP
6 87 Brian Wilson 2008 4.62
7 86 Josh Spence 2014 0.00 DNP
8 86 Josh Newman 2008 10.34
9 86 Jay Marshall 2009 13.50
10 85 Eddie Camacho 2009 0.00 DNP
11 85 Paul Smyth 2013 0.00 DNP
12 85 John Lujan 2010 0.00 DNP
13 84 Beau Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
14 84 Neil Holland 2015 0.00 DNP
15 84 Rocky Roquet 2009 0.00 DNP
16 84 Jhan Marinez 2015 0.00 DNP
17 84 Ryan Speier 2006 0.00 DNP
18 84 Brett Butts 2012 0.00 DNP
19 84 Cole St. Clair 2013 0.00 DNP
20 84 Daniel Stange 2012 0.00 DNP
21 84 Matt Wilhite 2008 0.00 DNP
22 84 David Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
23 84 Jake Dunning 2015 0.00 DNP
24 84 Coty Woods 2014 0.00 DNP
25 84 Jim Miller 2008 3.52
26 84 Jose Ortega 2015 0.00 DNP
27 84 Daniel Coulombe 2016 4.84
28 84 Heath Wyatt 2015 0.00 DNP
29 84 Roy Corcoran 2006 12.71
30 84 Osiris Matos 2011 0.00 DNP
31 84 Fabio Castillo 2015 0.00 DNP
32 84 Grady Wood 2016 0.00 DNP
33 84 Patrick Ryan 2009 0.00 DNP
34 84 Pedro Vidal 2014 0.00 DNP
35 84 Preston Claiborne 2014 3.86
36 84 Kurt Spomer 2016 0.00 DNP
37 84 Rhiner Cruz 2013 3.80
38 84 Ross Wolf 2009 0.00 DNP
39 83 David Carpenter 2014 0.00
40 83 Scott McGough 2016 0.00 DNP
41 83 Stephen Pryor 2016 0.00 DNP
42 83 Elvin Ramirez 2014 0.00 DNP
43 83 Sean Stidfole 2010 0.00 DNP
44 83 Jay Sborz 2011 0.00 DNP
45 83 Neal Frontz 2010 0.00 DNP
46 83 Joshua Osich 2015 3.77
47 83 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
48 83 Aaron Hartsock 2010 0.00 DNP
49 83 Atahualpa Severino 2011 3.86
50 83 Julio DePaula 2009 0.00 DNP
51 83 Ryan Buchter 2013 0.00 DNP
52 83 Matt Brazis 2016 0.00 DNP
53 83 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
54 83 Harvey Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
55 83 Alexis Lara 2013 0.00 DNP
56 83 Royce Ring 2007 3.60
57 83 Tyler Knigge 2015 0.00 DNP
58 83 Brennan Garr 2010 0.00 DNP
59 83 Reid Mahon 2009 0.00 DNP
60 83 Jermaine Van Buren 2007 0.00 DNP
61 83 Miles Mikolas 2015 0.00 DNP
62 83 Adalberto Flores 2013 0.00 DNP
63 83 Juan Mateo 2009 0.00 DNP
64 83 Carlos Hines 2007 0.00 DNP
65 83 Brett Campbell 2008 0.00 DNP
66 83 Freddy Dolsi 2009 5.06
67 83 Stephen Dodson 2012 0.00 DNP
68 83 Jesse Carlson 2007 0.00 DNP
69 83 Mickey Storey 2012 4.15
70 83 Steve Edlefsen 2011 9.53
71 82 Craig Breslow 2007 0.00 DNP
72 82 David Cales 2014 0.00 DNP
73 82 Collin Cargill 2014 0.00 DNP
74 82 Jesus Delgado 2010 0.00 DNP
75 82 Jose Monegro 2016 0.00 DNP
76 82 Ryan Garton 2016 4.62
77 82 Hector Neris 2015 4.24
78 82 Rob Bryson 2014 0.00 DNP
79 82 Greg Holle 2015 0.00 DNP
80 82 Kevin Whelan 2010 0.00 DNP
81 82 Chris Hayes 2009 0.00 DNP
82 82 Matt Daley 2008 0.00 DNP
83 82 Warner Madrigal 2010 0.00 DNP
84 82 Trey Barham 2012 0.00 DNP
85 82 Colton Murray 2016 6.43
86 82 Jorge De Leon 2014 4.91
87 82 Frank Gailey 2012 0.00 DNP
88 82 Josh Fields 2012 0.00 DNP
89 82 Keith Butler 2015 0.00 DNP
90 82 Phil McCormick 2015 0.00 DNP
91 82 Trey Haley 2016 0.00 DNP
92 82 Franquelis Osoria 2008 6.38
93 82 Matt Daly 2013 0.00 DNP
94 82 Jesse Ingram 2008 0.00 DNP
95 82 Jose Marte 2010 0.00 DNP
96 82 Tyler Ybarra 2016 0.00 DNP
97 82 Drew Hayes 2014 0.00 DNP
98 82 Robby Scott 2016 0.00
99 82 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP
100 82 Erik Stiller 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 The short, thick lefty made enough of an impression in spring training that he earned a spot in the Rangers' bullpen coming out of camp. Ron Washington rode him hard early in the season, which seemed to take a toll, as his stuff wasn't as sharp thereafter. Folks within the Rangers organization have compared Ortiz to Eddie Guardado, and when his slider is biting he can be a weapon out of the bullpen. With fellow lefties Neal Cotts and Robbie Ross seeming locks for the major-league 'pen, Ortiz will likely start the 2014 season back in Round Rock.
2013 Appropriately nicknamed “Mini-Me” by his teammates, the bowling ball-like Ortiz stands 5-foot-7 and weighs 175 pounds. The southpaw makes up for lack of stature by attacking hitters with impressive fearlessness, wielding a low-90s fastball with a plus slider. He couples the good stuff with excellent command, walking only nine in 62 2/3 innings across two levels last year. Ortiz was added to the Rangers’ 40-man roster in November. After limiting Double- and Triple-A lefties to a .214/.222/.398 slash line with a 26 percent strikeout rate last season, the Venezuela native could force his way into the Rangers' lefty relief discussion.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-31


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Joe Ortiz threw 799 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), Slider (84mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (91mph).