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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 5.66 1.82 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-1-1986
Height6' 6"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
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 CHA 22 10 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 49 9 3 3 0 10 8 7 1 12 2.45 3.42 3.99 2.4 0.2
2009 SDN 22 4 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 1 1 0 1 5 5 0 0 3.86 9.49 14.67 -1.8 -0.2
2014 TEX 27 26 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 2 1 0 1 0 0 97 30 14 14 2 46 7 6 1 21 5.91 3.53 3.61 2.4 0.3
Career40034.70.034.731010015840181825720182334.673.904.253.00.3

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 GRF Rk 12 8 46.3 4.57 111 .178 .272 .338 .414 .263 .241 104 11.1 1.1 11.1 1.1
2008 WNS A+ 12 12 73.3 4.68 104 .223 .258 .336 .395 .262 .278 103 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2008 BIR AA 15 15 87.7 3.97 114 .226 .271 .350 .408 .258 .305 99 16.2 1.6 16.2 1.6
2008 PES Wnt 10 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 CHA MLB 10 0 11.0 3.99 122 .238 .265 .339 .421 .264 .321 106 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2009 SDN MLB 4 0 2.3 14.67 -175 .256 .276 .346 .422 .270 .143 86 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2009 BIR AA 11 11 64.3 3.41 115 .238 .253 .333 .378 .264 .284 91 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9
2009 CHR AAA 2 2 10.0 2.82 142 .208 .273 .335 .429 .259 .267 108 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2009 POR AAA 7 6 32.7 6.93 6 .328 .265 .328 .400 .274 .281 76 -8.4 -0.8 -9.0 -0.9
2010 SAN AA 19 0 25.0 5.87 55 .312 .253 .328 .372 .254 .266 92 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2010 POR AAA 20 1 29.0 6.68 46 .264 .272 .343 .435 .267 .181 84 -5.9 -0.6 -5.4 -0.5
2011 TUC AAA 41 1 69.7 7.35 80 .261 .286 .356 .449 .265 .332 109 7.1 0.7 7.9 0.8
2012 ALT AA 3 3 16.0 5.49 81 .229 .258 .321 .363 .255 .261 104 -0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -0.1
2014 TEX MLB 26 0 21.3 3.61 114 .316 .248 .312 .394 .263 .424 101 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2014 ROU AAA 16 0 16.3 1.63 169 .245 .277 .347 .440 .271 .488 103 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9

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 GRF Rk 4 0 0 12 8 46.3 29 10 48 1 65% .241 5.6 1.9 0.2 9.3 0.84 1.17 11.1 1.1
2008 WNS A+ 5 5 0 12 12 73.3 67 18 46 1 55% .278 8.2 2.2 0.1 5.6 1.16 3.32 7.3 0.7
2008 PES Wnt 0 0 0 10 0 9.3 10 8 12 1 0% .333 9.7 7.7 1.0 11.6 1.94 7.74 0.0 0.0
2008 BIR AA 3 4 0 15 15 87.7 81 22 72 5 50% .305 8.3 2.3 0.5 7.4 1.17 2.98 16.2 1.6
2009 CHR AAA 0 0 0 2 2 10.0 8 3 9 0 73% .267 7.2 2.7 0.0 8.1 1.10 3.60 3.3 0.3
2009 POR AAA 0 3 0 7 6 32.7 28 37 30 3 50% .281 7.7 10.2 0.8 8.3 1.99 7.16 -9.0 -0.9
2009 BIR AA 5 4 0 11 11 64.3 47 35 69 1 52% .284 6.6 4.9 0.1 9.7 1.28 2.38 9.0 0.9
2009 CHA MLB 1 0 0 10 0 11.0 9 8 12 0 57% .321 7.4 6.5 0.0 9.8 1.55 2.45 2.4 0.2
2009 SDN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 2.3 1 5 0 0 43% .143 3.9 19.3 0.0 0.0 2.57 3.86 -1.8 -0.2
2010 POR AAA 1 1 0 20 1 29.0 13 38 22 0 43% .181 4.0 11.8 0.0 6.8 1.76 4.97 -5.4 -0.5
2010 SAN AA 0 1 0 19 0 25.0 18 26 25 1 62% .266 6.5 9.4 0.4 9.0 1.76 2.52 -3.5 -0.4
2011 TUC AAA 4 3 0 41 1 69.7 65 63 79 3 57% .332 8.4 8.1 0.4 10.2 1.84 5.43 7.9 0.8
2012 ALT AA 2 0 0 3 3 16.0 12 11 11 0 54% .261 6.8 6.2 0.0 6.2 1.44 2.25 -0.3 -0.1
2014 TEX MLB 2 1 0 26 0 21.3 30 7 21 2 47% .424 12.7 3.0 0.8 8.9 1.73 5.91 2.4 0.3
2014 ROU AAA 0 1 3 16 0 16.3 21 7 28 0 56% .488 11.6 3.9 0.0 15.4 1.71 6.06 9.1 0.9

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 252 0.4960 0.4286 0.7778 0.6160 0.2441 0.8182 0.6774 0.2222
2014 365 0.5014 0.4685 0.7661 0.6066 0.3297 0.8468 0.6167 0.2339
Career6170.49920.45220.77090.61040.29470.83510.64150.2291

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-30 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2012-04-23 2012-09-05 Minors 135 127 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2010-08-07 2010-09-01 Minors 25 0 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 70 dMatt Sosnick1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas a free agent 10/23/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 4/18/14.
  • 2013. Released by Pittsburgh 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Selected by Pittsburgh from San Diego in Rule 5 draft 12/8/11 (minor-league portion).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 6/9/09. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/31/09 (Jake Peavy deal).
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2007 (1-25) (San Francisco). Signed 6/07, $1.2M signing bonus.

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 16% 9% 20% 31%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.30.756.13.61.918.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 66)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 79 Shane Lindsay 2012 0.00 DNP
2 78 Erick Threets 2009 0.00 DNP
3 75 Nick Hagadone 2013 5.74
4 75 Jonny Venters 2012 3.68
5 74 Dan Runzler 2012 0.00
6 73 Javy Guerra 2013 7.59
7 72 Steve Edlefsen 2012 4.70
8 72 Cory Gearrin 2013 3.77
9 71 Lucas Harrell 2012 4.18
10 71 Bobby Cassevah 2013 0.00 DNP
11 70 Samuel Deduno 2011 3.00
12 69 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
13 69 Joe Paterson 2013 3.86
14 69 Steve Cishek 2013 2.45
15 69 Jose De La Torre 2013 6.35
16 68 Douglas Arguello 2012 0.00 DNP
17 68 Lincoln Holdzkom 2009 0.00 DNP
18 68 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
19 68 Christian Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
20 68 Cody Eppley 2013 21.60
21 68 Renyel Pinto 2010 2.70
22 68 Romulo Sanchez 2011 0.00 DNP
23 68 Robbie Weinhardt 2013 0.00 DNP
24 67 Luis Pena 2010 0.00 DNP
25 67 Casey Weathers 2012 0.00 DNP
26 67 Henry Mabee 2013 0.00 DNP
27 67 Pedro Strop 2012 2.44
28 67 Mark Melancon 2012 6.20
29 67 Denny Bautista 2010 3.74
30 67 Carlos Vasquez 2010 0.00 DNP
31 66 Royce Ring 2008 10.07
32 66 Evan Meek 2010 2.81
33 66 Logan Ondrusek 2012 3.79
34 66 Adam Russell 2010 4.60
35 66 Garrett Parcell 2012 0.00 DNP
36 66 Blake Parker 2012 10.50
37 66 Atahualpa Severino 2012 0.00 DNP
38 66 Daniel Moskos 2013 0.00 DNP
39 66 Eddie Kunz 2013 0.00 DNP
40 66 Andrew Bailey 2011 3.89
41 66 Kevin Jepsen 2012 3.43
42 66 Justin Berg 2011 3.75
43 65 Kevin Mulvey 2012 0.00 DNP
44 65 Mariano Gomez 2010 0.00 DNP
45 65 Mark Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
46 65 Gary Majewski 2007 8.61
47 65 Jason Rice 2013 0.00 DNP
48 65 Tim Dillard 2011 4.08
49 65 Tom Layne 2012 3.24
50 65 Scott Elbert 2013 0.00 DNP
51 65 Brendan Wise 2013 0.00 DNP
52 65 Brooks Brown 2012 0.00 DNP
53 65 Eduardo Sierra 2009 0.00 DNP
54 64 Chorye Spoone 2013 0.00 DNP
55 64 Daniel Schlereth 2013 0.00 DNP
56 64 Amaury Rivas 2013 0.00 DNP
57 64 Al Alburquerque 2013 4.59
58 64 Justin Fitzgerald 2013 0.00 DNP
59 64 Charlie Haeger 2011 0.00 DNP
60 64 Cesar Jimenez 2012 0.00 DNP
61 64 Hunter Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
62 64 Bobby Jenks 2008 2.63
63 64 Josh Fields 2013 4.97
64 64 Esmerling Vasquez 2011 4.75
65 64 Alex Hinshaw 2010 0.00 DNP
66 64 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
67 64 Jesus Delgado 2011 0.00 DNP
68 64 Freddy Dolsi 2010 0.00 DNP
69 64 Daniel Herrera 2012 0.00 DNP
70 64 Ross Wolf 2010 4.26
71 64 Kevin Whelan 2011 5.40
72 63 Mitch Lively 2013 0.00 DNP
73 63 Daniel Bard 2012 6.37
74 63 Kason Gabbard 2009 0.00 DNP
75 63 John Gaub 2012 0.00 DNP
76 63 Mike McClendon 2012 7.07
77 63 Ramon Troncoso 2010 4.83
78 63 Josh Wilkie 2012 0.00 DNP
79 63 Chia-Jen Lo 2013 4.19
80 63 Kyle Waldrop 2013 0.00 DNP
81 63 Josh Ellis 2012 0.00 DNP
82 63 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
83 63 Ryan Flannery 2013 0.00 DNP
84 63 Zach Kroenke 2011 9.00
85 63 Roy Corcoran 2007 0.00 DNP
86 63 Barret Browning 2012 5.12
87 63 Clint Nageotte 2008 0.00 DNP
88 63 Brian Wilson 2009 3.36
89 63 Zech Zinicola 2012 0.00 DNP
90 63 Tim Wood 2010 6.18
91 63 Daniel Cabrera 2008 5.45
92 63 Chuckie Fick 2013 0.00 DNP
93 63 Phil Coke 2010 3.90
94 63 Brian Duensing 2010 2.89
95 63 Randy Wells 2010 4.49
96 63 A.J. Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
97 63 Alexi Ogando 2011 3.83
98 62 Dennis Sarfate 2008 5.20
99 62 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
100 62 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Poreda was one of four arms to come over in the Jake Peavy trade of 2009. Although he was considered the jewel of the deal, he is now the least likely to contribute. His 2010 season makes one ponder the nature of the strike zone—French philosopher René Descartes felt that our senses were fallible, and that the nature of reality itself was uncertain. If a hurler can never find the plate, does it, in fact, exist? With 64 free passes, eight hit batsmen, and three wild pitches in 54 innings, the only reality Poreda can be certain of is the one outside the strike zone. His lack of control is extreme enough that a reversal of his strikeout and walk rates would give you Daniel Cabrera; unfortunately, even being Daniel Cabrera isn't enough to hold down a major-league roster spot.
2010 As a top prospect, Poreda has the most upside of the four pitchers the Padres acquired from the White Sox in the Peavy trade last summer. However, Poreda struggled mightily to throw strikes once he joined the Padres' organization. One of the hardest-throwing lefties in the game with a fastball that has been clocked as high as 100 mph, a sharp slider, and decent changeup, the problem is that he's a big guy whose mechanics tend to get out of whack, causing him to lose command, at which point his breaking pitches flatten out. If Poreda can harness his stuff, he certainly has the look of someone who can pitch near the top of a major-league rotation, but he's been this way since he was drafted, and most scouts think he'd be best served by a permanent move to the bullpen. Either way, he clearly needs more time at Triple-A after his rough finish at Portland.
2009 The White Sox’ top pick in the 2007 draft, Poreda is another college arm, but he breaks the cycle of mediocrity by being a big, powerful lefty in a system overrun by ordinary right-handers. Unsurprisingly, he’s the organization’s top pitching prospect, a status he confirmed last year by excelling at Double-A in the second half of his first full year in the pros. Poreda will get a chance to make the White Sox rotation out of camp, but even if he starts the year in Triple-A, he could find himself in the big-league rotation before long. Given that he threw 170 innings last year (including 9 1/3 in relief in the Arizona Fall League), the only thing holding him and his upper-90s heater back is the slow development of his secondary pitches.
2008 Kenny Williams insisted that the scouting department select a power arm with the Sox's first-round pick last June, and they delivered with Poreda. The list of left-handers who can get into the upper 90s is a short one, but Poreda is on it. He needs to find some secondary offerings to accompany his plus-plus fastball, but even if that doesn't happen, he could develop into a closer.

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16Chris Mosch2014-05-16
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16Ben Lindbergh2014-05-16
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The Platoon Advantage: Chicago's BearCee Angi2012-03-28
The Platoon Advantage: Chicago's BearCee Angi2012-03-28
The BP First Take: Monday, February 27Daniel Rathman2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-12-13
Transaction Analysis Blog: Padres Designate Poreda For AssignmentR.J. Anderson2011-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDeadline Dealings : Comparing the Peavy and Haren Deals Marc Normandin2010-07-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Don't Believe The HypeMarc Normandin2010-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Starting PitchersMarc Normandin2010-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: AL Central Competitive EcologyJay Jaffe2010-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: A Teahen Scandal?Christina Kahrl2009-11-05
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Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
The Week in Quotes: May 18-24Alex Carnevale2009-05-25
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yeah, but: 1. They don't need to replace LeBlanc or Stauffer. They'll need every starter they can get just to get by, with Chris Young's durability issues, Latos' health, Correia's career inning spike last year.... 2. Jerry Hairston is worth bupkis to a contender in July. A starting pitcher with a half season of Petcoized numbers on his bubblegum card would be worth more.
(Jed Hoyer from Actually, RAINY San Diego)
They have six starters right now, and Aaron Poreda makes seven, though I know some people are leery of his ability to be ready for 2010. The offseason also isn't over, and the budget isn't entirely spent.

Also, the league is pretty well aware of Petco. Do the Pads really pull in all that much from dealing their non-Peavy pitchers? (Marc Normandin)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)For overall career value, this point on, who would you rather have Edinson Volquez or a pitching prospect ranked around 80th on Goldstein's top 100 list next year? Neither will likely pitch next year, both have some risk of development, both have some upside. I guess the question boils down to how much you believe that Edinson can regain his status from the injury. I am in a strat league, I could either keep Volquez or cut him and draft someone in the 80th range on Goldstein's next list.
(LindInMoskva from DC)
Volquez will miss 2010, but most pitchers come back from TJ to previous level. That's a major league pitcher with some upside. He'll be 28. Looking back to Goldstein's 2008 list (not 2009), guys at that level are Deolis Guerra, Radhames Liz, Max Scherzer, Jair Jurrjens, Aaron Poreda, and Greg Reynolds. Even with a year of development, we're looking at two guys who have established themselves at the MLB level, plus Poreda who's an upside guy. I'd probably take Poreda and Jurrjens over Volquez right now, Scherzer's a toss up, but then you have to figure out the "bust risk." Which of those guys would I have picked LAST year and am I confident that I can pick correctly? Kevin's an expert and had Poreda under Liz ... I think that bust risk is huge, so I'd almost always go with the guy I know can pitch. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Aaron Poreda has thrown 799 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph).